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New Quiet Zone Coming Soon to Miami-Dade County

MIAMI —The Quiet Zone established in Miami-Dade County will officially take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 8, along the Florida East Coast (FEC) railway, from NE 79 Street to County Line Road. This Quiet Zone will be an extension of the existing Quiet Zone, currently in effect from PortMiami to NE 79 Street within the City of Miami.

Miami-Dade Parks Advises: Plan Ahead Before Heading to Miami-Dade Marinas, Beaches and Atoll Pools for the Memorial Day Weekend

MIAMI – Miami-Dade Parks wants to remind and encourage everyone to plan ahead of their visit to Miami-Dade County marinas, Crandon Park and Haulover Park beaches, and atoll pools at Matheson Hammock and Homestead Bayfront Park. The Memorial Day Weekend is expected to bring a large number of visitors, a high traffic volume, and early closures for boat ramps and beach parking lots.

Game On! Get out and Play at Miami-Dade Parks During Park & Recreation Month

MIAMI —Game On!  Lace up your sneakers and be part of the fun and games happening at Miami-Dade Parks as they celebrate July’s Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The monthlong nationwide celebration raises awareness of the vital impact of parks and recreation and conservation and stewardship activities in improving lives and the environment.

MDC’s School of Justice Again Offers Advanced Teen Driving Safety Program

Miami, – Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2,433 U.S. teens ages 16-19 were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. That means six teens ages 16–19 died every day from motor vehicle accident injuries. Fortunately, most motor vehicle crashes are preventable, and proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers on the road. Since 2013, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Justice has offered the Advanced Teen Driving Safety Program to help prevent teen accidents. The next session will take place on Saturday, July 27, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at MDC’s North Campus.

Caribbean Artifact Collection on Display June 27th in Miami Gardens

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - In celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month Kulture Klothes and Step in Time are hosting a one-day Caribbean cultural exhibition in Miami Gardens. The “Step in Time Caribbean Artifacts Display” will be available for viewing on Thursday June 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the North Dade Regional Library, 2455 Northwest 183rd Street. Members of the public are invited to attend this free, family-friendly event.

Maisie McNaught of Kulture Klothes with a “Tilly Lamp”

Pompano Beach Cultural Center Launches New Monthly Series

Want to know what the life of an artist is really like? Then you need to join us for Blended Conversations. Guests are encouraged to join in as local artists share their real and raw stories about being a creative in today’s world.  The events will take place at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center and will feature special live performances, and light refreshments will be served. The first Conversation will be with singer/songwriter CriStyle Renae.  For tickets and more information, www.ccpompano.org or call 954-545-7800.

Senator Villas Applications to be Ranked Via Random Computerized Drawing

MIAMI – For the beautiful new Senator Villas affordable housing development, Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Department will rank all the applications received during the application period.  A random computerized drawing will take place on Wednesday, June 26 at noon at the West Dade Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165.

Artist’s rendering of Senator Villas

Get Paid to Upgrade Your Irrigation System

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Beginning May 13th, qualifying Broward County residents who want to make improvements to their home irrigation system can receive rebates ranging from $200 to $600. Broward County is introducing a new Irrigation Improvement Rebate Program promoting high-tech EPA WaterSense®labeled devices such as weather-based timers and pressure regulating sprinklers for residential use. Participants can choose from four different rebate options.

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