Stories written by Rosie Tobalina

It’s a Holiday Open House at historic Merrick House

As part of the Sundays on the Porch With George series, the historic Coral Gables Merrick House will open its doors to the community to celebrate the holiday season with good friends and good cheer. A Holiday Open House takes place on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1-4 p.m. The event is free and open to […]

City’s Green Task Force looking for new members

The City’s Green Task Force, which advises Coral Gables officials on environmental issues that support a sustainable community, is looking for new members to serve on the group. The 11-member task force makes recommendations regarding the environmental sustainability of city programs, services, equipment, and facilities, as well as assist in developing a plan for increasing […]

Coral Gables introduces new 100-foot ladder fire truck

Coral Gables introduces new 100-foot ladder fire truck

    Superheroes can leap over tall buildings, but when you’re stuck in a fire emergency high above the ground, you need the assistance of the right equipment.   With safety and service in mind, the City of Coral Gables has purchased a new state-of the- art fire ladder truck with an aerial platform that […]

Bring your 4-legged friend for day at Gables’ Venetian Pool

The Venetian Pool is having its annual dog swim on Sunday, Oct. 6, allowing man’s best friend to enjoy a refreshing time at the pool. The Paws in the Pool event offers two sessions to accommodate both small and large dogs. Session 1 for small dogs only (from 0 to 30 pounds) will be open […]

‘Swing Into Fall’ at Merrick House in first of series of Sunday events

The City of Coral Gables and the Merrick House Governing Board presents Sundays on the Porch with George, a series of engaging events showcasing the Merrick House and Gardens. The inaugural event, “Swing into Fall,” takes place on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. […]

‘Swing Into Fall’ at Merrick House in first of series of Sunday events

‘Swing Into Fall’ at Merrick House in first of series of Sunday events

The City of Coral Gables and the Merrick House Governing Board presents Sundays on the Porch with George, a series of engaging events showcasing the Merrick House and Gardens. The inaugural event, “Swing into Fall,” takes place on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. […]

Venetian Pool to offer fall adult swim lessons

Venetian Pool to offer fall adult swim lessons

Learning how to swim is essential at any age, which is why the Venetian Pool is offering fall adult swim lessons for ages 18 and up. Whether you are looking to learn how to swim or simply improve your strokes and skills, swim instructors will work with individual needs. The four-week Saturday morning classes are […]

Residents can buy one, get two free football tickets

Residents can buy one, get two free football tickets

Coral Gables residents have a chance to buy one ticket (per resident) and receive two tickets free for the “Coral Gables Day” football game between the Miami Hurricanes and Virginia Tech scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9 (kickoff time to be determined). The football showdown will take place at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199 St. […]

City divided into zones for police patrol

Patrol officers are being assigned permanently to

The Coral Gables Police Department recently partitioned the city into 12 geographically defined beats, referred to as zones. Each patrol officer is being assigned permanently to an individual zone, as opposed to four large sectors referred to as areas (e.g. North of Bird) as had been the practice since 2007. Before, officers could patrol different […]

Italian Trade Commission set to open and expand in Gables

Coral Gables welcomes a newcomer to its consular community this September. The Italian Trade Commission is relocating its Southeastern headquarters from Atlanta to Coral Gables, expanding its formerly smaller South Florida presence that has been serving the area since 2005. The expanded operation will facilitate economic development, trade delegations, and support services for Italian and […]

Venetian Pool staff receives Gold International Aquatic Safety Award

Venetian Pool staff receives Gold International Aquatic Safety Award

The staff at Venetian Pool has been awarded the Gold International Aquatic Safety Award by international aquatic safety consultants Ellis & Associates. Each year, the Venetian Pool receives four randomly conducted audits to evaluate its aquatic safety and risk management operations. The audit observes individual lifeguard attentiveness in a simulated emergency situation and an evaluation […]

City,Biltmore Hotel to host July 4 celebration

City,Biltmore Hotel to host July 4 celebration

Residents and visitors are invited to come out to enjoy another colorful fireworks celebration that will light up the skies over the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables on July 4. The city and the Biltmore Hotel will host the event, and several others including the University of Miami, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, and corporate […]

Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day on May 18

Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day on May 18

The City of Coral Gables invites kids of all ages to National Kids To Parks Day on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., for a day full of games, fun sports and exciting activities. Bring your child (ages 5 to 17 years old) for basketball games at the War Memorial Youth Center, […]

The Palace’s copper dome adds to the Gables skyline

The Palace’s copper dome adds to the Gables skyline

Coral Gables’ skyline has seen a recent addition with the decorative architectural copper dome on top of The Palace, a luxury senior housing development at 1 Andalusia Avenue. The dome recalls the architecture of the Spanish Baroque, one of the periods of history of art that served as inspiration for city founder George Merrick’s vision […]

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