In an effort to help reduce the number of homeless pets, Miami-Dade County Animal Services and the Gold Coast Rail Road Museum will hold a special pet adoption event on Saturday, September 7th, 2013, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, located at 12450 SW 152nd Street, in Miami.

The event will shed light on the tireless efforts and commitment of Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department and local rescues organizations to save the lives of countless dogs and cats every day.

pic-1On August 17, 2013, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 9 Commissioner Dennis C. Moss broke ground for new amenities at William Randolph Community Park, 11950 SW 228 Street, Miami. The 10-acre lakefront park is named after William Randolph, an African American pioneer homesteader of south Miami-Dade County who founded the subdivision of Goulds.

The new park amenities will include a paved walking path, various connecting walkways, a parking area, benches, picnic tables, a bicycle rack, shade trees and landscape plants.  In addition, the park will receive new access control fencing, and roadway and drainage improvements.  A fitness court is also planned for the near future.

Funding small but complete creative entrepreneur projects in Broward County

fyiBroward Cultural Division invites interested Broward-based artists to a workshop for the First Cycle of the Creative Investment Program, offered on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Broward County Main Library, Cybrary Computer Lab, 7th Floor, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

The purpose of the Creative Investment Program is to assist eligible Broward-based practicing professional artists to fund small but complete creative entrepreneur projects for which applicants have not received funding through any other Cultural Division incentive program. The project must be an exhibition, a performance or other arts activity. The workshop will also prepare applicants on how to submit an online application.

County and local developers showcase energy efficient homes in central County

In an effort to provide energy efficient and affordable housing for individuals and families of low, moderate and middle income, the Broward County Housing Finance and Community Development Division has worked with two local developers to construct 21 energy efficient homes in the central County neighborhoods of Roosevelt Gardens and Washington Park. The approximate $3.7 million cost is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI).

An Open House will be held Saturday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to unveil five model homes, located at 1502, 1507 and 1508 N.W. 27 Ave. (Roosevelt Gardens) and 2954 N.W. Ninth St. and 2903 N.W. Ninth Place (Washington Park). Two local builders, Access Builders and Inner Urban Asset Management, are constructing the homes, most of which feature three bedrooms, two baths and two-car garages. Three models have a fourth bedroom including a barrier-free one.