Stories written by Gary Alan Ruse

Village to host preview of possible future downtown

potential main street design

In a special event scheduled for Friday, Mar. 14, the Village of Palmetto Bay will provide residents with food, live music, prizes and a glimpse of what their “downtown” area may look like in the not too- distant future. Called “A Downtown Experience,” the event will be hosted by the village and the Downtown Redevelopment […]

Cutler Bay brides-to-be have a new wedding option

Staff member sets up for an event at Royal Palm Island.

Anyone in Cutler Bay who is planning an outdoor wedding ceremony, reception or other special event in the coming months now has another option to consider. Royal Palm Island in Cutler Bay has the look and feel of a Caribbean locale, but is a lot closer to home. Away from the hustle and bustle, Royal […]

Town’s Police GIU receives ‘Unit of the Month’ award

Town’s Police GIU receives ‘Unit of the Month’ award

The Cutler Bay Policing Unit’s General Investigations Unit (GIU) received the prestigious “Unit of the Month” award from the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) on Wednesday, Feb. 19. During the award ceremony, which took place in Cutler Bay Town Hall Council Chambers, MDPD director J.D. Patterson spoke about the unit’s accomplishments. Patterson briefed the audience with […]

The Children’s Voice Chorus preparing for Carnegie Hall

Palmetto Bay resident Jamie Perez Sutta knows the power of music and its ability to inspire and encourage children. Founder and artistic director of the Children’s Voice Chorus, her group is now preparing for a performance at New York’s fabled Carnegie Hall. Using VOICE as an acronym for “Voicing Oneness and Individuality through Choral Education,” […]

Leia Schwartz continues in ‘Miami’s Musical Genius’

Leia Schwartz continues in ‘Miami’s Musical Genius’

Palmetto Bay resident Leia Schwartz, who is one of only five talented young musical artists showcased in the new musical reality show called Miami’s Musical Genius, has been in four episodes so far with one remaining that is scheduled for Feb. 23. The shows air on Sundays at 4 p.m. on MyTV33. A twist on […]

WWII bombers fly in for Wings Over Miami Museum event

WWII bombers fly in for Wings Over Miami Museum event

Two planes that played an important role in the American effort during World War II, a B-17 and a B-24, were flown in and put on display for walk through tours at the Wings Over Miami Air Museum, Feb. 5-7. The aircraft, part of a “living history” fleet of planes that are maintained and operated […]

Whigham Elementary students work to help clean up the coast

Whigham Elementary students work to help clean up the coast

Students from Dr. Edward L. Whigham Elementary School in Cutler Bay were part of a group of more than 160 volunteers participating in the third annual World Wetlands Day Community Trash Clean Up on Saturday, Feb. 1. Taking place at the coastal area along Black Point Marina, the students were joined by a number of […]

‘Pickleball’game to make local debut in Cutler Bay

‘Pickleball’game to make local debut in Cutler Bay

A relatively new sport of special interest to seniors has made its way to South Florida and will be part of Cutler Bay’s Senior Games in March. A Pickleball Demo/Clinic will take place on Saturday, Feb, 22, 8-10:30 a.m., on the multipurpose tennis courts at Saga Bay Park. A combination of three sports (tennis, ping […]

Town has new way to keep residents informed

The Town of Cutler Bay now can get the word out about upcoming events and other items of interest to residents using its new Electronic Community Message Board. Recently installed at the intersection of Marlin Road and Old Cutler Road, the special digital sign was part of the Old Cutler Roadway Improvement Project that was […]

Town has new way to keep residents informed

Town has new way to keep residents informed

The Town of Cutler Bay now can get the word out about upcoming events and other items of interest to residents using its new Electronic Community Message Board. Recently installed at the intersection of Marlin Road and Old Cutler Road, the special digital sign was part of the Old Cutler Roadway Improvement Project that was […]

St. Thomas Lutheran Church celebrates 40th anniversary

St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Palmetto Bay celebrated its 40th anniversary with a re-dedication service and luncheon on Sunday, Jan. 19. Pastor Daniel Coy presided. Located at 17700 Old Cutler Rd., the familiar landmark slope-roofed building was completed in August of 1973. Before that, the congregation met at Colonial Drive Elementary School for services. Pastor […]

Resident shares her passion for dance with new studio

Resident shares her passion for dance with new studio

Cutler Bay resident Shayna Lee Rogg, who began studying dance at age 3 and who has been performing professionally for years, has followed a dream and recently opened her own dance studio. Called Hipnotic Dance Studio, it is located at 20433 Old Cutler Rd. Rogg has classes for both adults and children in a variety […]

Village preparing for 12th annual Celebration Picnic

Village preparing for 12th annual Celebration Picnic

With less than a month left before Palmetto Bay’s 12th annual Celebration Picnic on Saturday, Mar. 1, now is the time for sponsors and groups that want to participate to make arrangements, according to village staffers. Event organizers already are placing orders for 3,000 hot dogs, 4,000 Krispy Kreme donuts, 2,500 slices of pizza, 2,000 […]

Peggy Bell graduates from elite‘Leaders of Excellence’ program

Peggy Bell graduates from elite‘Leaders of Excellence’ program

Peggy Bell, who serves as the Seat 3 councilmember for the Town of Cutler Bay, is one of the most recent graduates of the Good Government Initiative’s “Leaders of Excellence” program. Bell was among 16 elected officials and two state representatives who graduated on Dec. 18. Bell is the second council member from Cutler Bay […]

View Full Version En Español
FLA Lottery

Upcoming Events

  1. Mommy Fitness and Conditioning

    April 13 @ 10:00 am - May 30 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Mommy Fitness and Conditioning

    April 14 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
  3. “Guys and Dolls, Jr.” is a sure bet at Area Stage Company!

    April 17 @ 8:00 pm - April 19 @ 8:00 pm
  4. Great Egg Safari

    April 19 @ 11:00 am - April 20 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Junior Orange Bowl 2014-2015 Royal Court Search Coral Gables Preliminary

    April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm