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July is Parks and Recreation Month

This July, discover the power of play and adventure in the City of Coral Gables. For children and adults, play is a vital part of our mental wellbeing, physical health and personal interactions. During Parks and Recreation Month, the City of Coral Gables, in collaboration with the National Recreation and Park Association, is challenging everyone to get their play on at any of our local parks. Whether it's summer camp at the War Memorial Youth Center or Venetian Pool, an adult sports league, tennis camps or a class at the Adult Activity Center, parks and play always go hand in hand. The City of Coral Gables has an accredited Parks and Recreation program with great facilities that will make your play adventure a delight this summer. Read more... 
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What to Do with Your Trash

Here's a friendly reminder for all residents on what to do with trash. Single-family home residents in Coral Gables receive garbage collection twice a week, as well as recycling and bulk trash pickup − up to one cubic yard − once a week. Residents living in large multi-family complexes are serviced by Waste Management, Inc. and receive similar garbage and recycling collection services, but receive limited bulk trash depending on the type and location of their residences.  If you're a Coral Gables resident looking to dispose of household hazardous waste such as unbroken compact fluorescent light bulbs, paint cans, pesticides, pool chemicals or cleaning solvents, you can take them to the Miami-Dade County Home Chemical Collection Centers. Read more... 
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Police Recruitment Info Available Online

The City of Coral Gables is working hard to properly staff the Police Department and is in a constant hiring cycle − conducting an intensive recruitment effort to hire qualified police officers. Most recently, a Career Fair was held last Saturday to attract potential new recruits. Despite the challenges that most police departments across the nation are facing to find the new generation of police officers, the City of Coral Gables places public safety as a top priority and is committed to fill police vacancies. To improve transparency regarding the Police Department recruitment process, a new monthly report is available online at the following link. This comprehensive report details the number of police officers hired by budget year, the number of officers currently on leave, as well as applications received and the status of applications throughout the hiring process. This report will be updated every month. Read more... 
Dos and Don'ts for Landscapers

cone placement

A new ordinance requires all gardeners, tree trimmers and landscape maintenance contractors to register if they're working in Coral Gables residential neighborhoods. This law was created to increase the safety of residents, and to inform landscape contractors of noise restrictions, parking requirements, and proper disposal of landscape debris. The City of Coral Gables has prepared an informational pamphlet that details the dos and don'ts to follow. Read more... 
Around Town
Freebee Takes Over the Streets of Coral Gables 

Looking to move about in downtown Coral Gables but don't feel like doing any walking? You can flag down or schedule a ride with Freebee! So far, everyone is in love with this new free transportation option that takes you door to door to where you need to be. For a free ride, simply download the Freebee app, request a ride and jump onboard . Watch the video here. 
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15 of Best Things to Do in South Florida

The travel website Trips to Discover has selected the Venetian Pool as one of the 15 best things to do in South Florida, not only because it's summer and hot, but because the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables is America's largest freshwater swimming pool where visitors can relax and enjoy. We certainly agree that our own swimming pool is a top destination to visit! Read more... 
City Beautiful Awards Honor our Unique Architecture

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On Thursday, July 20, the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will host the annual City Beautiful Awards at its monthly breakfast, recognizing outstanding commercial properties and projects. In partnership with the City of Coral Gables, this award program honors the unique architecture and outstanding aesthetic found in the Coral Gables business community among commercial properties. The awards will recognize the best interior commercial space, best visual merchandising, best interior restaurant dining room, and best restoration project of the year. Read more... 
Reimagining Your Public Library

The Miami-Dade Public Library System is  going through a strategic planning process and is requesting the input of residents via an online survey. Please provide your feedback regarding the countywide public library system, and especially about our local Coral Gables Branch located at 3443 Segovia Street. Take the survey here...
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A Groovy Gables Holiday

The Junior Orange Bowl celebrated the unveiling of the organization's 69th Parade Theme - A Groovy Gables Holiday, paying homage to the uniqueness of the 1960s.  The Parade will take place on Sunday, November 26, the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, in downtown Coral Gables along Miracle Mile. The Parade is free to attend and open to the public. The Junior Orange Bowl is currently accepting applications to participate in the Parade. Read more... 
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Finding Mona Lisa
July 12-August 13
Actors' Playhouse at Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile
Peter Pan
July 14-16
Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue
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Miracle Mile & Giralda Ave Streetscape Update
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Traffic Update
Granada Entrance at S.W. Eighth Street will be closed on Friday, July 14 at 7 a.m. for termite treatment and scaffolding removal. It will reopen the same day at 5 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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