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

Books & Books welcomes Dr. Velma Palmer

Books & Books welcomes Dr. Velma Palmer

Untold Miracles has detailed Dr. Velma Palmer’s life of struggles, faith and victory. She encountered major challenges and obstacles but she overcame them through her confidence in God. Her simple, modest beginning on a farm in rural Jamaica, has given her courage and determination to ‘stand tall’ and never give up. Dr. Velma Palmer will […]


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Eligible Miami Dade County Families Can Receive Free Internet Service For Six Months During Special Sign-Up Period Through March 25 Internet Essentials is a broadband adoption program created by Comcast to connect low-income Americans to the power of broadband Internet at home. In just two a half years, the initiative has connected more than 1.2 […]

Local families invited to attend ‘A Starry Night In The Redland’

Greater Miami Youth For Christ’s executive director Bonnie Rodriguez invites all South Florida families to join in the ninth annual Star-Gazing Party and Silent Auction on Friday, Mar. 21, 7 p.m., at 23600 SW 162 Ave. in The Redland. The event is called “A Starry Night In The Redland.” “We are especially excited this year, […]

33rd Annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowling Tournament, a success

33rd Annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowling Tournament, a success

Splitsville in South Miami once again hosted the 3rd Annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowling Tournament on Monday, February 24th. With more than 100 bowlers joining 18 University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame members and more than a dozen other former UM student-athletes, bowlers gathered to raise funds for the Hall of […]

Is the city going to pot?

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Well, it all depends on who’s blowing the smoke. According to state wide polls it appears that 65 to 70 percent of voters in the state of Florida would vote for legalizing MEDICAL marijuana. So come this November, voters will have a chance to render their collective opinion to either blow it up or down. […]

The Bank On Yourself Revolution


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Will other retailers follow CVS lead and end cigarette sales?

Ron Beasley
Automotive Editor

The recent announcement by the largest drugstore chain in the U.S. in overall sales that it would stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October of this year was monumental in the world of retail sales. No retailer voluntarily relinquishes one of its proven profit-making products, but CVS Caremark is going to do just […]

Mark’s ‘Miracle Workers’ organizing an afternoon of fun for good cause

Turning frowns upside down— that is the happy goal of Mark’s Miracles Family Fun Day on Sunday, Mar. 9, noon to 6 p.m., at Hacienda Guadalupe – Classic Fino Equestrian Academy, 6401 SW 125 Ave. in Horse Country. The event will feature live entertainment, food galore, a dominoes tournament, hay rides and pony rides, bounces […]

The Wirtz Gallery, March 4-31 Exhibit/Benefit

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An expansive dual exhibit of contrasting photographic works by emerging artists Janet and Jerry Kelfer will hang at South Miami’s elegant Wirtz Gallery, located inside the FNBSM lobby at 5750 Sunset Dr. SM, (305-667-5511) from March 4th through the 31st. The March 14th public opening reception (6-9 p.m.) takes place as part of SoMi ArtWalk, […]

The GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club provides services for children in our community

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The GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club, whose membership includes women who want to serve from South Miami and around South Florida, provides much needed services for children in our community. The Club recently received funding for their children’s free dental clinic from Evensky & Katz as well as the Coral Gables Rotary Foundation. These donations […]

MCM – 30 years building excellence and community

Raul Munilla, Juan Munilla, Jorge Munilla, Lou Munilla, Fernando Munilla and Pedro Munilla.

This month, we are featuring a family owned, local business that has become a global construction company through many years of dedication, hard work and passion. MCM is a family-owned construction company founded in Miami in 1983, specializing in heavy civil and building construction. In the words of the company’s president, Jorge Munilla, MCM “builds […]

It’s all up to Gabriel Edmund


OK, folks, now that there is one new city commissioner sitting up on the dais, it should interesting to see if a voice of reason can help redirect the craziness of the last two plus years. Some folks think that because now ex-commissioner Valerie Newman is gone and Gabriel Edmond is there, things will be […]

Rhinoplasty – More than a Pretty Nose…

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Rhinoplasty – More than a Pretty Nose… In my practice devoted to facial plastic surgery, the primary procedure I perform is rhinoplasty, or “nose job.” The goal of this surgery is pretty straight forward- to help make the nose more attractive, assuring that it “fits” with the rest of the facial features. While often performed […]

Rene Landa sworn in as Chief of Police

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The mayor and city commission of South Miami voted unanimously at a special commission meeting Friday to appoint South Miami Police Department Major Rene G. Landa permanent Chief of Police. Landa has served as Acting Chief since August 2013, when former Chief Orlando Martinez de Castro was terminated. Chief Landa’s swearing-in was attended by chiefs […]

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