Stories written by Eugene Flinn

Pets’ Trust Update


A message from Michael Rosenberg, President, Pets’ Trust: To the wonderful supporters of The Pets’ Trust….. Two weeks from tonight (starting the evening of October 5th), while all of you are comfy in your beds…..I will be spending my first night in the cages of animal services. I will be surrendered just as any other […]

Village History Update – 10 year anniversary


I will be posting some historical information that I have regarding Palmetto Bay’s past history in honor of Palmetto Bay’s 10 year anniversary. This is a first instalment. It covers a brief time line from petitions for incorporation to the start of the Palmetto Bay Municipal Advisory Committee (PBMAC). Click “Read more” below to view […]

Welcome back to the start of new school year – 2012-2013


Please drive carefully beginning today, Monday, August 20.I want to welcome everyone back to the start of the new school year. Palmetto Bay is blessed with all “A” schools.  This is a reflection of the hard individual and team work put in by our teachers, staff, local administrators, parents and our students. Congratulations and keep […]

We are back from vacation and ready to start the new school year.


We enjoyed a nice family vacation overseas. We figured it was better to not announce that our home was empty. It was a vacation free from work,Internet and e-mail.  Did I miss anything while I was gone?  I am ready to get back to work, professionally and continuing to do what I can to keep […]

EM Notification: TS Issac #18 (Saturday 11:34 AM update)

TS Isaac 8-25-2012 8 AM

The Office of Emergency Management is monitoring TS Isaac in the Caribbean Sea. Current location: approximately 590 miles SE of Miami-Dade County Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: 60 mph Forward Speed: 17 mph Forward Direction: Northwest Potential for further development or weakening: Some strengthening is expected after Isaac moves over eastern Cuba later today and it […]

Sad day. Childhood hero. Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon, dies at 82 – Obituaries –


CINCINNATI: Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon, dies at 82 – Obituaries – What a great time to grow up. Working toward a common goal. Space exploration. Unquestionably an exciting time to be an American. How many of us had Apollo 11 lunch boxes? I remember watching the launches and splashdowns, the big […]

Tracking TS Isaac – Sunday edition

Wind map - 5 AM advisory.

Are you and your family prepared for a very wet and windy day?

Free lecture at Deering Estate to discuss snakes in Everglades | Palmetto Bay


Free lecture at Deering Estate to discuss snakes in Everglades | Palmetto Bay Make plans to come to the Visitor Center Auditorium at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave on Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., for a free lecture “Snake in the Grass: An Everglades Invasion” with presenter Larry Perez. This event […]

Photo of the day. Sunset in Tavenier/Key Largo Florida

Photo courtesy of John Chiarenza

Sunset in Tavenier/Key Largo Florida.  Another reason why we choose to live in South Florida. Thank you for the photo.

Upcoming elections – A list of the candidates for Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay

There is more than just the Presidential election this coming November 6. We have numerous local races that impact your lives just and much as the leaders of the national tickets. You should start your due diligence to determine how you will vote. I have listed the Village / Town election lists for Pinecrest, Palmetto […]

We are at the crossroads in Palmetto Bay


The NPO moratorium to put a one year glitch in an event? Look for this to be an annual prohibition by Palmetto Bay unless you, the resident step in. Read SDM’s “PB: NPO – No Fall Festival? Time to Protest” SDM makes noteworthy observations regarding the moratorium and its impact on community events. I read […]

To those who work hard to make America great: I hope you are enjoying your Labor Day Weekend


I hope everyone who works hard to make America great is enjoying a happy and safe Labor Day weekend. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers […]

Transparency cannot be selective: Neither attorney/client nor the Jennings rule relieve the Mayor and Council of their duty to keep residents informed on Palmer.


Palmetto Bay’s elected officials need to understand that it is their duty to keep all residents informed on village-wide concerns.  I previously covered the Jennings Rule (Palmetto Bay News, April 18 – May 2).   The Jennings rule is limited to one specific circumstance: it prohibits private communication on pending zoning issues with officials outside of […]

Thalatta Estate: A plan that needs more consideration


By Eugene Flinn…. I believe the village council is wrong to spend $1 million in reserves on Thalatta Estate — a park that I proudly proclaimed to put the “Bay” back in Palmetto Bay at the 2005 State of the Village address. Thalatta Estate, which was purchased in 2005 at nearly no cost to village […]