Saturday, December 14, 2013


December 13, 2013
Help South Pointe Elementary Win!
Deadline 11:59 PM Tonight (Friday, December 13)
They can win $200,000 in Security Funds and Equipment

Vote for South Pointe Elementary at or text South Pointe Elementary to 99222 before 11:59 p.m. on December 13.
Traffic Alert: South Beach Half Marathon
Saturday, December 14

The Live Ultimate RUN South Beach will be taking place from 6:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Affected streets are Ocean Drive, Washington Avenue, Dade Blvd, Meridian and Prairie avenues.

Also impacted are the Miami Beach Marina, South Pointe Park, Baywalk, Lummus Park, Beachwalk, and Boardwalk.

For complete information about the race and to view the route, please visit the race web site at:
No Garbage or Recycling Pick-up on Christmas (Dec 25)
Recycling Only is Rescheduled to Saturday, December 28

For more information on mandatory recycling, visit
Free New World Symphony Concert for Miami Beach Residents
Tickets Now Available at Box Office

This holiday concert will also be Wallcast.
Happy Holidays!

December 21, 7:30 p.m.
New World Symphony Free Holiday Concert
New World Center & Wallcast at SoundScape

New Years 2014 Celebration
Free fireworks on Ocean Drive. Ocean Drive will be pedestrian only from Tuesday, December 31, 7 a.m. through Thursday, January 2, 7 a.m.

Government offices will close at 1:00 p.m. on December 24 and December 31. Offices will be closed on December 25 and January 1, 2014.
Miami Beach Wins Universal Access DAE Award by South Florida Digital Alliance
For Donating over 1,110 Technology Devices for Community Service Projects 
The donation of end-of-life equipment will produce long-term benefits for the community by providing access to the tools of technology for use in community learning centers and Title I schools. 
Golf Clubs Host South Beach International Amateur Golf Tournament
December 17 - 22

Top golf amateurs from around the world will tee-off at Normandy Shores Golf Club (Dec 17 - 20) and Miami Beach Golf Club (Dec 17 - 22). No tee times for members or general public during the tournament. Normandy reopens on Saturday, December 21.   
Learn More About Health Insurance Marketplace
"Affordable Healthcare Act"

Through March 31, 2014, representatives will be at Miami Beach City Hall on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help you navigate through the Health Insurance Marketplace and inform you about the "Affordable Healthcare Act."
Miami Beach City Hall
Community Services
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach Fire Department "Movember" Participation Results in Donation to Mount Sinai Cancer Center

Miami Beach Fire Department members grow facial hair in support of cancer a  
  Team members grew facial hair in November in support of cancer awareness and raised more than $3,000 for the Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center.
You Told Us What You Like2Love about Miami Beach
Poetry Contest Curently in Judging Period

Like2LoveThank you to all who submitted prose or verse telling us why you like to love Miami Beach. The finalists will soon be posted online for final juding by the public. All entries submitted will be hung on a "Poet Tree" at Lummus Park. Winners will be announced in January.

More information on the contest, visit the Like2Love Miami Beach webapge.
Free Miami Beach Apps for Your Smartphone
Find Parking; Ask and Receive Answers, Report Problems, Request Services and More  

Miami Beach Report It AppCheck out our new online app webpage where you can learn more about new Miami Beach apps: Miami Beach ParkMe, Miami Beach Report It, BeachView, Miami Beach ParksnReview, and Miami Beach FloodApp 

Miami Beach Report It. |  Report It Online 
Miami Beach ParkMe

It's WasteFULL Weekends
Keep It Clean the First Weekend of Every Month | January 4 & 5  | 8AM - 8PM
During WasteFull Weekends, take your bulk trash to the two dumpster locations: 
75 St + Dickens Avenue (North Beach) < RECYCLE HERE
541 Jefferson Avenue (South Beach)
Remember to recycle, it's the law!
Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest Resumes in January 
Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest logoFourth Wednesday of the Month*
5PM - 10PM, North Shore Bandshell, 73 St & Collins Av

(No Food Truck event in December)
January 22
Food Trucks: 5PM - 10PM
Live music: 6PM - 9PM

Share the event with your Facebook friends & family

* Except when it falls on a major holiday.
Need Help with Your Home Improvement?
Building Department Opens a Miami Beach Homeowners' Desk  

If you are a Miami Beach homeowner, you get special assistance with your building permits.   
Businesses are Open During Construction
Alton Road & Collins Avenue
Southbound Alton Rd from 17 to 8 Streets is Detoured to West Av
Northbound Alton Rd at 17 Street is Detoured to Meridian Avenue 
More information on both projects: 305.905.5876 or
Traffic Alert: Road Construction Projects
Contact for Alton Rd project info: Heather Leslie, 305.905.5876 or
For real-time traffic reports, call 511 or go to
Check out the city's online GIS Traffic report. Call 511 for up-to-the-minute traffic reports throughout South Florida. Also listen to MB Radio 1670AM for weekly updates in Miami Beach.

Also, subscribe to weekly Traffic Advisories via email. Click update profile on the bottom of this email and then add yourself to the list.

Construction information & updates>
SoundScape Cinema Series 
Fall 2013 Movie Schedule  

The popular free outdoor movie series will run every Wednesday night through December 18. No movies on Christmas or New Years. Movies resume January 8.  Cinema Series Schedule:   
To subscribe to text notices about the movies, text Film to 91011 or join the Facebook event page.  
Movie Night at North Shore Bandshell
December 20, 27 & January 3
Free Friday night movies: "Prancer," Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" (1971), and "Space Jam." 
I recycle because
Recycle, It's Easy & It's the Law 
All residential buildings and businesses must have recycling programs. It is required by City Code. Contact your waste hauler or other recycling company to initiate a recycling program for your building or business.  

No Text is Worth Dying for. #PutItDown
Don't Text and Drive.
Caring for Animals
Keep Public Areas Clean & Follow the Code

Animal Resource Officer Know of crimes against animals or other unlawful issues with animals in your neighborhood? Contact the Police Department's new animal resource officer, Mariana Jomarron at 305.673.7000, ext 3705.

Spay & Neuter / Need Volunteers
The Meow Mobile comes to Miami Beach twice a month to spay and neuter community cats at North Shore Open Space Park. This program is made possible by a grant from PetSmart Charities, Inc. Upcoming date: December 28. For an appointment, 305.233.9958 or and/or to

Feed Them, Don't Litter
Be aware of littering laws. If you are feeding stray animals, food cannot be placed directly on the ground including plants or leaves and sand dunes. Also when using plates, cans or other containers, these objects must be removed immediately. Do not trespass in sand dunes.

Contact Code Compliance at 305.673.7555 if you see any dogs off leash; any dogs owners failing to clean after the animal; littering; or any trespassing in sand dunes.

State Attorney's Office Offers Services in Miami Beach Weekly
A representative from the State Attorney's Office will be present at Miami Beach City Hall every Wednesday from 10 am-12:30 pm at the Answer Center, located at 1700 Convention Center Drive on the first floor.

Have a question or need information regarding:
Child Support Enforcement
Domestic Violence Services
ID Theft Prevention
Sealing or Expunging an Arrest Record
Bad Check Restitution
Victim Services

For more information, contact the State Attorney's Office Community Outreach Division at 305.547.0724.

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