City of South Miami

Mayor & Commissioners
Mayor Philip K. Stoddard, PhD
Vice Mayor Josh Liebman
Commissioner Bob Welsh
Commissioner Valerie Newman
Commissioner Walter A. Harris
City of South Miami City Hall
6130 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143
Tel: (305) 663-6338
Fax: (305) 663-6345



Miami’s own internationally known Vine Stars, Jessi Smiles and Joey, will be in concert on May 10, 2014 at 7pm. The concert will be held at Inner Look Miami and advanced tickets are $8 ($10 at the door) and now available at Jessi Smiles is a singer/songwriter and Vine sensation from Miami, FL. After […]

Event to remember Erika and raise funds for Batten disease research

Batten disease is a rare, fatal neurodegenerative disorder that begins in childhood. Symptoms include gradual onset of vision problems, seizures, behavior changes, slow learning or regression, repetitive speech, clumsiness, or stumbling. Over time, affected children suffer mental impairment, worsening seizures, and progressive loss of sight, speech and motor skills. Eventually, children with Batten disease become […]

Double hip surgery gets student back on his feet

Double hip surgery gets student back on his feet

Cutler Bay resident Abdul Moussadda was a normal, happy college student pursuing his dream when his life quickly changed and he could barely walk. At age 19 he developed a rare form of autoimmune arthritis. The condition is debilitating and painful, and seldom afflicts adults his age. The medications that kept his disease in remission […]

Emergency Department expands at Miami Children’s Hospital

Emergency Department expands at Miami Children’s Hospital

  Miami Children’s Hospital’s (MCH) has opened 20 new exam rooms in the Emergency Department (ED) as part of an expansion project aimed at meeting the growing needs of the community. The enhancements include state-of-theart technology, digitization, an expanded waiting area with family group seating options and colorful entertainment zones for children of all ages. […]

New amplified phone available free to seniors, others with hearing loss

New amplified phone available free to seniors, others with hearing loss

Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc. (FTRI), the non-profit distributor of specialized telecommunications equipment for people with hearing loss and speech disabilities, is offering a new amplified telephone developed by Clarity, a division of Plantronics, at no cost to seniors and others with hearing loss living in Miami-Dade County. An easy-to-use cordless phone, the XLC2 amplifies incoming […]

Get early start on camp search with Summer Programs Guide

Get early start on camp search with Summer Programs Guide

Many students lose up to two months of math and reading skills every summer, according to the National Summer Learning Association, but the summer “brain drain” can be prevented with enriching summer camps that include an academic component. For tips on choosing the best summer camp, how to keep your youngster engaged and learning during […]

Speakfridays: A diverse mix of art, music, spoken word and culture

Every Friday night, a group of amazing individuals gathers in the Bird Road Art District to bring their unique talents together. A few weeks back, I experienced Speakfridays for myself and was completely blown away. I had heard a few local performers mention this venue so I wanted to see what it was all about. […]

South Miami Sidewalk Improvements

I’m pleased to share a positive update in South Miami. On Tuesday, March 4th, I attended the City of South Miami Commission meeting, and made a presentation before members of the City Commission, as well as the Mayor, Philip Stoddard. I was happy to announce a major reconstruction initiative for sidewalks in South Miami, which […]

Birdman cometh to town


There he was strutting across the street making his way into Starbucks on Sunset Drive. The sun was shining and the air was still crisp on Sunday morning, when this very big dude with his own special hairdo and tattoos everywhere didn’t even look around, not even to see if the ten plus people who […]



South Florida residents invited to join volunteer efforts On Saturday, April 26, local Comcast employees along with their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer to improve homes in the South Miami neighborhood of West Perrine as part of “Comcast Cares Day.” Residents in the Miami-Dade area are encouraged to […]

South Miami Hospital to upgrade Manor Lane

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As part of ongoing efforts to enhance South Miami Hospital’s facilities, a new wall at the west side of the campus is under construction. The new 12-foot Manor Lane wall is replacing the previous five-foot wall to enhance privacy for neighboring homeowners. New landscaping on Manor Lane along SW 73 Street – city property commonly […]

Read at the Big Cheese

Read at the Big Cheese

Billy Archer (left), owner of The Big Cheese and Ricky Ordaz take a moment to read their favorite newspaper.

Spring into fitness!


Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. At this time of year, many of our clients want to re-commit to get fit. Read below to find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that we get this time of year: 1) What are some fun ways that we can […]

Legislature should allow voters to decide on funding for MDC

Grant Miller, Publisher

The Florida House of Representatives very soon will consider House Bill 113 (HB 113), a piece of legislation with great significance to Miami-Dade County. In the best tradition of democracy, HB 113 would allow us, the voters, to determine if we want to provide a dedicated temporary half-cent sales tax for Miami Dade College (MDC) […]

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