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Temporary Installations of Cruz-Diez Works Bring Colorful Public Art to Coral Gables 

Recognized by Art Basel Miami, the City of Coral Gables is showcasing elements of Venezuelan master artist Carlos Cruz-Diez works throughout downtown Coral Gables, including City Hall. Thirteen banners are on display in front of City Hall, and eight crosswalks have been painted with original designs. The pedestrian walkways are being used as an arrowhead to guide the public through the streets leading up to the Coral Gables Museum, where photographs of the artist's installations are displayed. The outdoor chromatic environments will be on view through the end of January, 2018. Read more... 
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Tree Lighting Kicks Off Holiday Season 

It's the most wonderful time of the year and the kick off of the holiday season in Coral Gables. Don't miss the Holiday Spectacular this Friday, December 1 at City Hall, beginning at 5 p.m. 

Share your holiday wishes with thousands of eventgoers waiting for the arrival of Santa and the lighting of the tree at 7 p.m. Take your family photo with Santa and enjoy the festivities such as musical entertainment, carnival rides and games, face painting, arts and craft, food and much more. Read more... 
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Coral Gables to Submit Application to County for Little Gables Annexation 

At the City Commission meeting of November 14, Coral Gables Commissioners approved the submission of an application to Miami-Dade County for the annexation of Little Gables into Coral Gables.  In a mail poll of Little Gables residents conducted by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebecca Sosa's office earlier this year, 68 percent of the respondents favored annexation into the City. In addition, Coral Gables mailed an annexation petition form to all voters in Little Gables in July/August and received signed forms supporting annexation from 23.9 percent of all responding voters. Under the County's charter, an annexation requires an approval by the municipal bodies concerned, a hearing before the County's Planning Advisory Board, approval by the Board of County Commissioners, and approval by a majority vote of the residents electors in the area to be annexed. Read more...
Be a Good Neighbor: Pick Up After Your Pet

The City of Coral Gables is a pet friendly community. This neighborly love, however, can be ruined when careless residents don't pick up after their pets and leave "surprises" in front of other people's homes. Some neighbors with good intentions of picking up and bagging the pet waste are dumping the plastic bags in the shared trash piles leaving unsanitary and smelly nuisances outside of residences.

Code Section 10-34, under Chapter 10 of the City Code, addresses this issue and requires the disposal of pet waste in a trash receptacle, sanitary disposal unit, or other closed or sealed container.

So, please be a considerate neighbor and when you take your dog out for a walk, take along a baggie with you to pick up pet waste and then dispose of it properly. By taking these simple steps, you'll contribute to the beautification of your community, and you'll keep all of your neighbors very happy.
New This Year: Coral Gables Holiday Market

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Celebrate the holiday season with a nighttime holiday market in downtown Coral Gables taking place on Saturday, December 16, on the eastern end of Giralda Plaza. The area will be transformed into a holiday village with local artisan vendors where you can shop for special gifts and treats. The market will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy carolers and a winter wonderland photo area. Bring the family and make sure to stay for dinner on Giralda Plaza. Read more... 
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If You See Something, Say Something

We hope you enjoy this holiday season. While you're out shopping, the Coral Gables Police Department encourages you to say something if you spot any suspicious activity. Call 305-442-1600 to make a report if you see anything unusual. For emergencies, dial 911.
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Coral Gables Senior High Inducted into Florida Sports Hall of Fame 

Coral Gables Senior High has been inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame on the 50th anniversary of its 1967 national championship season. The school achievements go beyond the athletic field as it has a Gold designation for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) by Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and received the highest tier of Magnet Schools of America. Coral Gables Senior High has had an 80% International Baccalaureate Diploma rate for the past three years, and 94% of its seniors successful attend college after graduation. 
Donate to First Responder Annual Toy Drive

You have until December 23 to donate to the City of Coral Gables First Responder Annual Toy Drive. You can drop off a new and unwrapped toy for children ages newborn to 15 years old at the following locations: Public Safety Building at 2801 Salzedo St.; Fire Station 2 at 525 S. Dixie Hwy.; and Fire Station 3 at 11911 Old Cutler Road. The collected toys will be delivered to children in need just in time for the holidays. 
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Subscribe to Quick Response Burglary Prevention

Eliminate the unnecessary phone calls in situations when every second counts by subscribing to the City's Quick Response Burglary Prevention Program. This voluntary and free program authorizes your alarm company to immediately contact the Coral Gables Police Department for alarm dispatching following an unanswered call made to the homeowner on the first try. Without this program, the alarm company has to call up to two other numbers provided to reach the homeowner before calling the Coral Gables police for assistance. No fee will be assessed to residents enrolled in the program for the first four false alarms in one calendar year. For non-participants of the program, only two free false alarms in one calendar year will be permitted before fees are applied. Read more... 
Seraphic Fire
Seraphic Fire Christmas
Friday, December 8
7:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
Garden Club Holiday Home Tour
Sunday, December 10 
1-4:30 p.m.

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Miracle Mile & Giralda Ave Streetscape Update
To view weekly updates on the construction work, traffic impact and other relevant information, click here.
December 1: Due to the Holiday Spectacular event, the following street closures will be in effect this Friday: Biltmore Way from Hernando Street to LeJeune Road and  Andalusia Avenue from Hernando Street to LeJeune Road will be closed from 9 a.m. until midnight. 

FDOT is beginning a roadway project along Bird Road from SW 58 Avenue to Alhambra Circle. The contractor is expected to begin working on the western-most driveways of the Red Bird Shopping Center, along the westbound side of Bird Road. This work will include the closure of the existing driveway along with the installation of a new sidewalk, and opening a new driveway entrance. Access to the Red Bird shopping center will be maintained via the additional driveway entrances of the Plaza. Driveway work will also be taking place along the eastbound side of Red Road, at the west end of the CVS Pharmacy. In order to complete this activity, a temporary single lane closure along Bird Road shall be scheduled to occur only during non-peak hours on weekdays and weekends between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FDOT is doing roadway construction along LeJeune Road from Almeria Avenue to Majorca Avenue. This project will last until June of next year. Lane closures may occur during non-peak hours on nights and weekends. Please obey all posted signs and speed limits. 

The entrance eastbound on SR 836 from LeJeune Road is closed for reconstruction. This closure will be in effect through the end of 2017. Drivers can enter SR 836 from NW 37 Avenue instead. 
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