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Free Christmas Tree Recycling Starting Monday

Beginning on Monday, January 2, 2017, the City of Coral Gables is offering free Christmas tree recycling to Coral Gables residents.  Recycling your tree helps to preserve landfill space and provides the opportunity to repurpose this valuable resource as mulch and ground cover to be used in natural parks and planting areas throughout the community.  Some rules to follow:
  • Place tree out after 5 p.m. the day before your scheduled collection day. 
  • Keep tree separate from your trash/yard waste pile.  If the tree is placed in the trash pile with other debris, it won't be recycled.
  • Remove tree stand, lights, ornaments, tinsel and other decorations before placing out for collection. 
  • Do not bag your tree or place flocked trees out for collection.
Multifamily residents served by Waste Management must place the tree next to the collection bin for separate collection. Read more...
big toy truck
It's Time to Play with Big Toys

View, climb, and explore the super-sized and specialized vehicles on display at the Big Toy Extravaganza, on Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in front of City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way. This free event for children of all ages is a blast, offering food trucks, face painting, bumper cars, and inflatable games. Read more...
Start the New Year with a New Career 

Looking for a new job with great benefits while also making a difference? The City of Coral Gables is hiring Police Officers and other public service positions. Come to the Coral Gables Career Fair on Saturday, January 14 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Police Station building located at 2801 Salzedo Street in Coral Gables.  Check out our many great career opportunities. Come to the Coral Gables Career Fair and be part of the City Beautiful team! Read more...
pedestrian paddle
Slow Down Your Wheels. Yield to Pedestrians

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one in every five children under the age of 14 killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.  To improve pedestrian safety in Coral Gables, the City Commission appropriated $300,000 to restripe crosswalks throughout the City over a period of two years. Beginning this year, the City of Coral Gables will stripe high visibility crosswalks and install over 200 optional temporary in-ground pedestrian paddles - such as the picture above -  to educate motorists and bicyclists that the state law requires them to stop for people walking  in crosswalks.  In addition to restriping existing crosswalks, the City will be striping new crosswalks in 46 locations.  These locations were selected based on their proximity to schools, City facilities and churches. Read more...
pedestrian bridge
Photo credit: Miami-Dade County
Pedestrian Bridge to Provide Safe Passage Over US1

A pedestrian overpass bridge structure, located at the intersection of US1 and Mariposa Court adjacent to the University Metrorail station, will allow easy access to the overpass from both sides of US1. An estimated 1,300 people cross the major highway every day, according to a study conducted by Miami-Dade County.  Slated to open to foot traffic next spring, the overpass will include elevators and bike-friendly stairs. Funding for the project of approximately $6 million comes from County transportation surtax funds, the Florida Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration. Read more...
New Year's Schedule 

In observance of New Year's Day, the following facilities will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017:
  • Coral Gables City Hall at 405 Biltmore Way
  • Passport Office at 4520 Ponce de Leon
  • Adult Activity Center at 2 Andalusia Avenue
Garbage, trash, and recycling services will not be affected.
The Trolley service will be operating on Monday, January 2 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
The War Memorial Youth Center at 405 University Drive will be open during regular hours
Salvadore Tennis Center will be open on Sunday, January 1 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. only and will open during regular hours on Monday, January 2.  
Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center will be closed on Sunday, January 1 and will be open during regular hours on Monday, January 2. 
Around Town
miami children film festival
Films for Children's Eyes

The kids are on winter break and they want to see a movie. Take them to the Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, to watch the flicks from the Miami International Children's Film Festival! High-caliber films for children and teens ages 3 to 18 are now being shown for two more days. A free Family Fun Day on the Plaza is taking place tomorrow Thursday at 11 a.m. with face painting, balloon animals, music, dancing and lots of fun. View the schedule here. 
New Luxury Cinema Opens at Shops at Merrick Park 

landmark theater

Members of the City Commission and other dignitaries were present at the recent ribbon cutting ceremony for the Landmark at Merrick Park, a high-end luxury cinema, featuring large screens and luxury leather seats in stadium settings. Adding to the existing cultural venues that make Coral Gables a perfect destination, the new theatre located at 358 San Lorenzo Avenue will offer reserved seating, allowing guests to pre-purchase individual seats online or make selections using an automated ticketing kiosk in the lobby. Read more...
Keep Your Holidays Green 

Even though 'tis the season, please don't take a holiday from recycling. The City of Coral Gables wants you to keep your holidays green with a few easy tips. Use our "naughty or nice checklist" to help with your holiday clean-up! Watch the video here
Coral Gables Archives Collection to Be Dedicated

You are cordially invited to the dedication of the Raul E. Valdés-Fauli Coral Gables Archives Collection on Thursday, January 12, 5 p.m. at the offices of the Historical Resources and Cultural Arts Department, 2327 Salzedo Street. The Archives collection is dedicated to the memory of the late Coral Gables resident Raul E. Valdés-Fauli and made possible by the Raul E. Valdés-Fauli Archives Collection Fund at the Coral Gables Community Foundation. To RSVP for the event, email to  
Miracle Mile
Beautiful Coral Gables
This is a beautiful view of Miracle Mile at sunset. Do you have a favorite image or photo of Coral Gables to share? Send us your pictures and we'll include them in our next issue of e-News. 
moonlight tour
Coral Gables Gallery Night
Friday, January 6, 2017
6-10 p.m. 
Various galleries throughout Coral Gables
Moonlight Tour at Fairchild
Thursday, January 12, 2017
6-9 p.m.
10901 Old Cutler Road
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Miracle Mile & Giralda Ave Streetscape Update
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Traffic Update
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. 
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