Pursuant to Resolution R-16-0446, adopted on September 22, 2016, a special meeting of the Miami City Commission will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., at Miami City Hall located at 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the City Attorney. No business shall be conducted or a vote taken at a special City Commission meeting on business other than the subject for which the special meeting is called.
Miami-Dade County is sending a $13,696.06 check to the OneOrlando fund, which benefits the victims and family members of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando. Miami-Dade County employees contributed their unused annual and holiday leave time to the fund after Commissioner Levine Cava sponsored a resolution<http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/matter.asp?matter=161476&file=true&yearFolder=Y2016> authorizing the donations from employees in June.
Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Havana and Camaguey, Cuba, from October 6 - 9, 2016. She will be joined by Catherine M. Russell, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, and Evan Ryan, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs. Together, they will meet with government officials and engage with a diverse range of Cubans on topics related to culture, education, and health.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan is inviting residents to attend the 10th annual Hispanic Heritage Festival, scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 15, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Country Village Park, 6550 NW 188th Terrace, in Miami. This annual event celebrates the rich Hispanic influence in the northwest corridor of Miami-Dade County and will feature an array of FREE activities for the entire family, including live entertainment, face painting, bounce houses, rock climbing, pony rides, food, and a petting zoo.
MIAMI, FL – WPBT2 South Florida PBS is thrilled to announce that it is partnering with Friends of Ludlam Trail, Miami-Dade County Parks and Florida East Coast Industries in the launch of the Ludlam Fall Events Series at A.D. Barnes Park on Saturday, September 10th at 9 a.m. WPBT2 South Florida PBS will host the first-ever ¿Qué Pasa, USA? watch-a-thon on September 24th at 7 p.m.– including five episodes of the cherished bilingual sitcom portraying the life of a 1970s Cuban-American family in Miami.
African American Expressions reveals it’s one-time-only 2017 ‘The Obama’s’ calendar to mark the history that was made when the United States elected their first African American family to the White House. 
Encouraging students and community groups to take action in preserving a Miami-Dade jewel.  MIAMI (September 15, 2016) — Whether you enjoy meeting like-minded people who love the environment or have a ‘green thumb’ when it comes to gardening, you will enjoy being part of a vital volunteer community that is helping to keep the grounds beautiful and the trees and flowering plants blooming at Miami-Dade County Parks’ world-class botanical gardens – Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park, located at 24801 SW 187th Avenue in Homestead. Volunteers will enjoy free park admission, as they lend their time and talents working alongside fellow residents and supervising horticulturalists in preserving the treasured attraction. No experience is necessary. Training will be provided.
Coconuts on a coconut plantation in Jamaica.  News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 16, 2016:While Bloomberg News has reported that the Caribbean is running out of coconuts, the reality is no Caribbean country is in the top 10 coconut producing nations in the world. There are only two in the top 20. They are:
MIAMI, FL – The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners recently passed a series of resolutions approving the construction of road improvement projects in the southern portion of Miami-Dade County. Located primarily in District 9, where Dennis C. Moss serves as Commissioner, these projects are intended to support economic development and improve traffic mobility. “South-Dade is growing,” said Commissioner Moss. “We are planning for future development in the area by adding additional lanes in some areas with improved lighting and drainage systems.”
WHAT: Sheila E. Lichacz, a Panamanian artist, who has survived 15 brain surgeries to remove 30 tumors (both malignant and benign), will unveil her first exhibit in years, a 16-piece art exhibit “Ancient Vessels of Love,” at the Archbishop John C. Favalora Archive & Museum at St. Thomas University.
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