‘Fullfiling The Dream’at the City of Opa-locka’s MLK Walk

‘Fullfiling The Dream’at the City of Opa-locka’s MLK Walk

An early morning drizzle did not dampen or diminish the determination of devoted marchers during the 30th Annual City of Opa-locka MLK WALK, hosted by Vice Mayor Joseph L. Kelley, sponsored by the Mayor, City Commission and the Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with the Community Relations Recreation Activities Advisory Board (CRRAAB), to honor […]

A ‘Senior Moment’ in the City of Opa-locka

A ‘Senior Moment’ in the City of Opa-locka

Commissioner Santiago host unforgetable event With Valentine’s Day approaching, Commissioner Luis B. Santiago bestowed “lots-of-love” to over 150 of the City of Opa-locka’s most valued residents, when he hosted the Super, Savvy “Seniors on the Move” Extravaganza from 3:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Sherbondy Village, 215 Perviz Avenue, sponsored by the Mayor and […]

Opa-locka’s Johnson, Kelley & Santiago Host

Opa-locka’s Johnson, Kelley & Santiago Host

New cars, trucks, dolls, games, a bubble gum machine and electronic equipment were among the 500 gifts distributed to Opa-locka children, ages 3-13, at the 11th Annual Holiday in the Village: Winter Wonderland Toy Give-Away hosted by Commissioner Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson, Commissioner Luis B. Santiago, Vice Mayor Joseph L. Kelley and sponsored by The Mayor […]

Youth go to Court at Vice Mayors Challenge

Opa-locka’s Johnson, Kelley & Santiago Host

“REAL B-Ballers” responded to an invitation to compete in Vice Mayor Joseph L. Kelley’s Annual Basketball Classic at the City of Opa-locka’s Sherbondy Village Gymnasium, 215 North Perviz Avenue, Opa-locka 33054, Thursday-Saturday, December 27-29, 2012, by arriving on the court early, ready to play and laying claims to the 2012 championship trophies. Several age divisions […]

VM Kelley’s Annual Christmas Light Tour brightens the Way for Seniors

Reminiscent of “the good old days” when EVERYONE crowed into the family car after dark, rode around through neighborhoods for hours and admired the exterior of homes elaborately decorated with nativity sets, Christmas trees, ornaments, toy trains, snowmen, reindeer, Santa Claus and thousands of bright colorful lights, is perhaps the motivation for Vice Mayor Joseph […]

Merry Christmas to all and to many a new bike

Merry Christmas to all and to many a new bike

The odds of winning were greater for Opa-locka parents when Commissioner Timothy Holmes revealed that the 100 bicycles he originally promised to raffle to residents had increased to 150 during the Annual Bicycle Giveaway, sponsored by the City of Opa-locka Mayor, Commission and Business Community on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 12:00 noon, in the […]

Commissioner Holmes receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Commissioner Holmes receives Lifetime Achievement Award

ommissioner Timothy Holmes earned Opa-locka’s first Lifetime Achievement Award given to him by Mayor Myra L. Taylor at the State-of-the- City Address in January. A South Carolina native, Commissioner Homes became involved in the civil rights movement after he served in the United States Navy. When he moved to Opa-locka in 1981, he became a […]

Opa-locka Mayor Myra L. Taylor: City on Course Toward Progress

Mayor Myra L.Taylor delivers her State-of-the-City

Residents and community partners were welcomed aboard the Opa-locka train of progress as Mayor “Lady” Myra L. Taylor gave her State-of-the-City Address to more than 400 people inside the city’s new community center at Sherbondy Village. In her progress report, Mayor Taylor likened Opalocka to an express train still moving on track, stopping at major […]

New Hangar at Opa-Locka Airport, Florida Expected To Help Grow the Local Economy

Lemartec Engineering and Construction Corporation has completed the design and kicked off construction of Miami Executive Aviation’s (MEA) new state-of-the-art business aviation hangar facility at Opa-Locka Airport located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. “This new facility is essential to the continued economic development of Miami-Dade County”, said Lemartec president Manny Garcia-Tunon, “and is expected to have […]

DreamCatchers for the Soul Non Profit Launch Party

Nonprofit holds Launch Gala DreamCatchers for the Soul Foundation, Inc. launch will be held on February 22, 2013, featuring live music, dance, performance and Poetry at Gilda’s Club of South Florida 119 Rose Drive, Ft Lauderdale, FL Dreamcatchers for the Soul will be officially launching their nonprofit organization with the performances of some of south […]

2013 Nissan Altima evolves with innovative technology

Nissan’s mid-size Altima sedan has been redesigned for 2013 and the all-new fifth generation of the popular family sedan is really a honey of a car. The interior and exterior are completely new with the focus on more of an upscale look, while, at the same time, the government’s crash testing of the Altima resulted […]

2nd Gospel Explosion & Performing Arts Competition

2nd Gospel Explosion & Performing Arts Competition

On Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, the resonating sounds throughout the City of Opa-locka could be described as a “blast,” a “bang,” or a “blow-up,” but in actuality, it was an “Explosion!” The 2nd Annual GOSPEL EXPLOSION, ignited by host Commissioner Rose Tydus, set-off by the Mayor and Commission in partnership […]

Opa-locka CDC Removes Barricades to Signify Change in Magnolia North

Community members unite for historic moment in Opa-locka In early November, the promise of new day finally arrived for Opa-locka residents near 15050 Duval Street. Community leaders, residents, and local media witnessed the removal of the first metal barricades that have literally and figuratively divided the Opa-locka community for nearly three decades. “This historic, but […]

Sherbondy Village: Impacting a community one child at a time

It takes a village to raise a child. That is an old African proverb signifying a united vested interest in assuring that every child is well cared for by the extended family of a community. It was echoed at the City of Opa-locka’s grand opening ceremony for Sherbondy Village on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Elected […]


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