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Coral Gables once again named Playful City USA

Coral Gables once again named Playful City USA

The City of Coral Gables is one of 217 cities and towns recognized as a 2013 Playful City USA community for its efforts to give children the childhood they deserve by providing ample opportunities for play. Sponsored by the Humana Foundation, Playful City USA is a national program from KaBOOM! that celebrates and promotes local […]

City to honor fallen offficers at Police Memorial Ceremony

The City of Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Police Department will pay tribute to its fallen officers at a Police Memorial Ceremony scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 4 p.m., at Merrick Park, across from City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way. The event is free and open to the public. In 1991, the City of Coral […]

Eggstreme Egg Hunt to feature first-ever helicopter egg drop

At this year’s Eggstreme Egg Hunt, everyone will be looking up at the sky instead of down to the ground. Coral Gables will be celebrating spring with its first-ever helicopter egg drop. On Saturday, Mar. 30, thousands of colorful, plastic eggs will be dropped by helicopter onto the Youth Center field as children watch from […]

Gables seniors 55+ invited to annual Spring Luncheon

The Coral Gables invites all seniors living in the city to attend the free annual Spring Luncheon, to take place on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 11:15 a.m., at the War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Dr. The featured guest speaker is Dr. Stephen Sapp, University of Miami professor, who will talk about “Aging: You can’t live […]

City recognized for its program to increase workforce diversity

The City of Coral Gables recently received a prestigious award for its program to increase workforce diversity in the category for cities with a population of 25,001-100,000. The award was presented by the National League of Cities 2013 City Cultural Diversity Awards Program. In the past few years, the City of Coral Gables has been […]

City refinances revenue bonds to achieve substantial savings

City refinances revenue bonds to achieve substantial savings

The City of Coral Gables recently refinanced two of its outstanding revenue bonds for substantial savings. The bonds, issued back in 2004 through the Sunshine State Government Financing Commission, held interest rates of 4.19 percent and 5.59 percent. Due to favorable market conditions, the city negotiated new interest rates of 2.40 percent and 3.43 percent, […]

Program paving a better future for neighborhoods

Program paving a better future for neighborhoods

The City of Coral Gables is undertaking a major street resurfacing initiative as part of the Neighborhood Renaissance Program (NRP). The NRP is a program designed to invest in the city’s neighborhoods in order to preserve and enhance the heritage and beauty of the community. As one of the projects within the NRP, approximately 55 […]

Epicure Gourmet Market slated to open in Coral Gables this fall

Good news for gourmet food lovers: a new Epicure Gourmet Market will open this fall in Coral Gables. The Epicure Gourmet Market & Café will unveil its 24,000-square-foot store in October on the ground floor of Gables Ponce, a mixed-use project under construction at the corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and LeJeune Road. “We’ve […]

Miracle Theatre undergoing major restoration project

Miracle Theatre undergoing major restoration project

The sight of scaffolding and construction crews has never been so welcomed at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables. A significant restoration of the city owned historic landmark has just begun and, when completed, will create new energy on the Mile. “The Miracle Theatre marquee is a unique architectural feature that has long been an […]

Passport Office, Farmers Market open every Saturday through Mar. 23

Passport Office, Farmers Market open every Saturday through Mar. 23

Want to enjoy your Saturday mornings but also want to get some errands done? If you’re looking to apply for or renew a passport, you don’t have to go too far from the Coral Gables Farmers Market, now taking place every Saturday morning, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in front of City Hall. The […]

City commences LeJeune Road Median Beautification Project

City commences LeJeune Road Median Beautification Project

Work began recently on the LeJeune Road Median Beautification Project, which will transform this major north/south corridor with 12 new medians installed with trees, groundcover, flowering annuals and irrigation without reducing travel lanes for motorists. “LeJeune Road is one of the main entrances into and through the city, and it is befitting that its appearance […]

Gables soccer team ranked No. 1 in Florida and Region

Gables soccer team ranked No. 1 in Florida and Region

A very special group of 17 young athletes, ages 12-13, who train regularly at the War Memorial Youth Center, has represented Coral Gables very well in the Florida Youth Soccer Association competitions. In November, the Coral Gables Soccer Toros participated in the Disney’s Junior Soccer Boys U13 Showcase placing first in their division. With an […]

Popular Jazz in the Gables returns for another season

Locals in downtown Coral Gables are able to enjoy a break from the work week with free lunchtime jazz concerts each Wednesday on the Plaza of the Coral Gables Museum, located on Salzedo Street two blocks north of Miracle Mile. “The city is pleased to be bringing back Jazz in the Gables to residents and […]

2012 Holiday Decoration Contest winners named

They lit up, they dressed up and then they stood up to claim the prize. This holiday season, businesses in the city participated in the Coral Gables Festival of Lights and the Storefront Display Awards Program for a chance to win several prizes. After seeing the great holiday lights and impressive window displays, the Awards […]

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