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Miami Shores Village
10050 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138
Vol. 63 No. 3
The Village Beautiful
March 2015
Contact Us:
Tel: 305-795-2207
Fax: 305-756-8972
Herta Holly, Mayor
Jesse Walters, Vice Mayor
Hunt Davis
Ivonne Ledesma
Jim McCoy
Florida Drivers License
Renewal or Replacement
Monday, March 16th
9:30AM - 2:00 PM
The Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles’ mini-FLOW
(Florida Licensing on-Wheels)
will be coming to the
Miami Shores Community Center.
Sorry, no written exams or driving tests!
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Americans With Disabilities Act
Thomas J. Benton
Village Manager
Barbara A. Estep
Village Clerk
Richard Sarafan
Village Attorney
Michelle Brown
David Dacquisto
Planning & Zoning
Scott Davis
Public Works
Jerry Estep Recreation
Holly Hugdahl
Kevin Lystad
Chief of Police
Ismael Naranjo
The Village of Miami Shores does not
own or operate any of the street lights
in the Village. All of the street lights
are owned by FPL and are either
maintained by FPL or the County
depending on what street the lights are.
FPL and the County prefer that the
residents call them directly if there is
an outage or any street light problems.
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your name and mailing address.
We’ll take care of the rest.
If the street light is on a County or
State road, the County maintains those
lights. Those streets are: 103rd Street,
NE 6th Avenue, NE 2nd Avenue,
Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami
Avenue and 95th Street west of NE
2nd Avenue. Please call the County
Signals and Signs Department at
(305) 592-3470.
Regular Council Meetings
The March meetings will be on the 3rd and 17th of the month beginning at
7:30 PM at the Village Hall. Meetings may now be viewed “live” via the Village’s
website, www.miamishoresvillage.com. The meetings also air on Comcast Channel 77
at 7:00 PM on the Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday following the Council Meeting.
For all other lights in streets and
alleys in the Village, call FPL at
(305) 442-8770.
Recent Council Action
Passed a resolution approving the initiation of a proposed boundary change for the
commercial area located to the west of Biscayne Boulevard, east of N.E. 12th
Avenue, South of N.E. 108th Street and north of N.E. 105th Street. 1/27/15
Heard a presentation by the firms associated with the installation of the downtown
water main and sewer line project. 02/03/15
Miami Shores Village complies with the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring accommodations or assistance
in conjunction with Village functions, facilities, or programs, please notify the Village Clerk’s office at 305-795-2207 of such a need at least 72 hours (3 days) in
advance. You may also call this number to request printed material in accessible format, sign language interpreter (5 days advance notice required) or information
on available access to individuals with disabilities. This Grievance Procedure may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging Village discrimination on the basis of their disability. 1. All complaints regarding access or alleged discrimination should be submitted in writing to the Village Manager’s office
for resolution. A decision by the Village Manager will be rendered within fifteen (15) working days. A record of the complaint and action will be maintained. 2.
If the complaint cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant by the Village Manager, it will be forwarded to the Village Council, and will be placed
on the next available Village Council Meeting Agenda. A response by the Village Council will be forwarded to the complainant within thirty (30) days of the
Council Meeting. The decision of the Village Council is final. Anyone reporting instances of discrimination will not be subjected to retaliation by the Village.
March 7
March 10
March 16 March 17
March 20 March 22
Unity Day
11:00 AM
eBook Orientation
11:15 AM
Drivers License Renewal 9:30 AM
Lifeguard Certification 5:00 PM
Kids Day Off
8:00 AM
Spring Concert
5:00 PM
Recreation Fields
Community Center
Aquatic Center
Field House
Memorial Park
American Red Cross
Lifeguard Certification Course
Miami Shores Aquatic Center
March 17 - April 2, 2015
5:00 - 9:00 PM
Fees: $200 Residents
$250 Non-residents
Must be 15 years or older
Successful completion of swim test and
certification exams
To register call (305)795-2241
Children’s Programs
Community Center Feasibility Study
Adult Programs
“Youth Booth” at Unity Day March 7! 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
We will have a kids’ book sale and some giveaways! Learn
about our children’s programs and sign up for a library
card for you and your family! Hope to see you there!
*Please bring proof of address if you wish to get a card!
NEW! GIRLS WORLD! Wednesday, March 18,
3:30 – 4:30 PM. Girls age 7 - 12! “March” in to Brockway
Library for the first GIRLS WORLD event! We will share
and talk about different topics of great interest to girls. Our
first meeting will be “The Great Art Adventure!” Let’s look at
some great art, learn art techniques, and do a brief art project.
Art students from local schools will be our special guests.
Refreshments will be served. Call Ms. Kelly at 305-758-8107
for more information.
eBook “Orientation” Tuesday, March 10,
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM. Introduction to using Axis 360,
Brockway Library’s Free eBook Collection, available to
Library members. Learn about our eBook online catalog,
the “Magic Wall”, and how to checkout eBooks. Baker &
Taylor’s, Fred Harvey will introduce you to the
service and show you the basics of how it works. Bring
your devices! Free! We will do our best to answer any
questions you may have! Please register at 305-758-8107
or at the Library’s front desk.
Kids! Read to Gracie! Mondays, March, 4:00 - 5:00 PM.
Read to Gracie the Golden Doodle Therapy dog in 15 minute
segments. Call ahead to register.
A Night of Music with Michel Gonzalez
Thursday, March 19, 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Playing original
music based on Latin American rhythms as well as famous
pieces from Brazil, Venezuela, and Spain, Michel Gonzalez
will enchant listeners with his guitar. This free show is not
to be missed!
Story Time Fun for Ages 2+, Tuesdays, March, 11:00 – 11:45 AM.
This month’s theme will be Spring Time Fun!
Puppet Theater Wednesday, March 4, 4:00 PM. All are
invited to see the Brockway puppets perform “The Dog Who
Forgot!” and other funny tales.
Annual Spring Concert in the Park!
Kids Book Group! Wednesday, March 11, 3:30 – 4:30 PM.
Boys and girls age 7 and older are invited to join a fun and
lively chat of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris
Grabenstein. Obtain a free copy of this amazing and hilarious
book from Ms. Kelly. Refreshments will be served.
Sunday March 22nd
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Memorial Park, 94th and NE Second Ave.
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Rock ocals
Soulfu elodies
Special Story Time Event Tuesday, March 17, 11:00 AM.
All are invited to Brockway Library’s 4th Annual Saint
Patrick’s Day Party and Parade! Wear your green! We will
listen to some funny Saint Patrick’s Day stories then we will
have a grand parade around the library block.
Green refreshments will be served!
Catch guitars
Pound hooks
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Piano s
Join us in the park for
FREE Face painting and Balloon twisting
for the kids. Closed street to Play/Ride/Skate.
Baby Rhyme Time and Open Play Every Friday in March,
10:00 – 11:00 AM. Bring your little ones age 0 to 3 to enjoy
music, movement, rhymes, toys, puzzles and more!
Food service provided by Miami Shores Optimist Club
Chess ON! Friday afternoons at the Library from 4:00 - 5:00 PM.
On January 6, 2015, the Miami Shores Village Council
approved engaging Ballard, King & Associates, along with Bermello
Ajamil & Partners, to complete a Community Center Feasibility Study.
Ballard, King & Associates has completed over 600 studies in 48 states
during their 22 years of operation, which have resulted in the
construction of over 150 facilities. This includes over 20 projects in
Florida with a large number in the greater Miami Dade area. Ballard,
King & Associates will work with Bermello Ajamil & Partners architecture
firm to develop a conceptual design for a new community center.
The study will include a market analysis, citizen participation,
program evaluation, site analysis, conceptual layout, economic
impact projections, cost estimate, and project funding analysis.
The citizen participation portion will include a written survey,
community meetings, stakeholder’s interviews and focus group
sessions. The Community Center Feasibility study is a very important
first step in the process of building a new Community Center, we urge
you to involve yourself in the process.
Parents Night Out
March 13, 6:30 - 10:30 PM.
Drop your boy or girl off, and we will entertain
him/her with great activities and an evening full
of fun.Pizza dinner and a snack will be provided.
Choose from“Happy St. Patricks Day” with
Joanne Mundy or Lego fun Night with Delores
Kids Day Off March 20, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Fee: Resident: $35/Nonresident: $40. $15
late fee if registering day of camp. Max of
50 campers. Must be age 5 by first day of
camp. Insurance required: Resident: $12/year
Nonresidents: $15/year
Spring Break Camp March 23- 27,
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Fee: Residents $160/
Nonresidents $180. Ages 5 - 12.
Cold Versus Flu
Flu activity (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluactivitysurv.htm) is high across most of the country with flu illnesses,
hospitalizations and deaths elevated. Flu season will probably continue for several weeks. While the flu vaccine (http://www.
cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/index.htm) is not working as well as usual against some H3N2 viruses, vaccination can still
protect some people and reduce hospitalizations and deaths, and will protect against other flu viruses.
What is the difference between a cold and the flu?
The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two
types of illnesses have similar flu-like symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms
alone. In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and
dry cough are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a
runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or
How can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?
Because colds and flu share many symptoms, it can be difficult (or even impossible) to tell the difference between them
based on symptoms alone. Special tests that usually must be done within the first few days of illness can be carried out,
when needed, to tell if a person has the flu.
What are the symptoms of the flu versus the symptoms of a cold?
In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry
cough are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a
runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or