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

Inspirational Father-Daughter Team Offer Insight on Resilience and Survival

Jill and Gene Klien

WHAT: Dr. Jill Klein and Gene Klein are hosting a free, public speaking engagement on the concepts of resilience and survivor psychology. Dr. Klein and Gene will discuss (or can discuss in an interview or article before or after the event): the Klein family’s harrowing experience at Auschwitz; the effects of unchecked bigotry and political […]

Annual Asian Culture Festival returns to Fruit & Spice Park

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The sights, sounds and flavors of Asia return to the Fruit & Spice Park for the 25th annual Asian Culture Festival on Mar. 1 and 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Fruit & Spice Park is located at 24801 SW 187 Ave. The Asian Culture Festival is a funfilled family event that offers a virtual day […]

W.A.C.A First Annual Dog Wash

Photo courtesy of the W.A.C.A. Facebook

All too often we turn on the television or read in the newspaper about cruel acts done to animals. Whether it be horses that were abandoned and left to starve; dogs rescued from a puppy mill; or animals living in deplorable conditions with no food or water, it has become way too common. The more […]

Harlem Globetrotters’ star Buckets Blakes presents “The ABCs of Bullying Prevention” to Sunset Park Elementary


On February 24, Buckets Blakes, star of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters presented the team’s nationwide school initiative –“The ABCs of Bullying Prevention” – to 500 students in Miami. Buckets incorporated the Globetrotters’ world famous flair and ball handling into an interactive presentation that addressed ways to prevent bullying by using the ABCs – Action, […]

Fowler White Burnett joins together to make a difference in our community

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Fowler White Burnett attorneys joined together to help build a home for a family in the Habitat Landings Community of South Miami Heights as part of the 2014 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Blitz Build on February 8, 2014. The Blitz Build is an accelerated construction event in which more than 1,500 volunteers work […]

County waiving adoption fees for dogs over 35 lbs. in Feb.

Miami-Dade County Animal Services is waiving adoption fees for large dogs over 35 pounds for the remainder of the month of February. All large beautiful, lovable dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go to a forever home. Adopters will be responsible for a $27 license fee. Adoption fees for large dogs also will […]

$10,000-plus in stolen packages recovered by special police unit

Packaged deliveries totaling over $10,000 were recovered by a special unit of Miami-Dade Police Hammocks District in December. A pre-holiday surveillance step-up saw five police officers nab a two-man robbery crew soon after Dec. 2, according to Maj. Arnold Palmer, district commander. Much of the stolen property was recovered. “There were an abundance of thefts […]

February is all about art shows and hearts

February is all about art shows and hearts

  Art lovers will want to clear the weekend of Feb 22-23 for the 31st Annual South Miami Rotary Art Festival. Look for road closures on Sunset Drive from US 1 to Red Road adjacent to The Shops at Sunset Place. South Miami Rotarians expect another great turn out with great arts and crafts, food, […]

And the results are in…

And the results are in...

In a surprise to no one, the “Stoddard Team won the Hot Tamale at last week’s city election The new posse is now comprised of Stoddard, who will serve as mayor for two more years, Wally Harris, who was elected Vice Mayor, and newcomer Gabriel Edmond in his second try, won a four year commission […]

It’s time for the South Miami Rotary Art Festival

Somi Art

The South Miami Rotary Art Festival returns for its 31st year on the weekend of February 22-23, running each day from 10 am to 6 pm. The annual show continues to be one of the most popular and best attended events in the area. “When the festival was started in 1984 by John Sorgie, owner […]

Students get up-close look at moon rocks at St. Thomas Parish School

St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School recently got a special delivery straight from the moon. On loan from NASA for several weeks, lunar rocks and soil samples were delivered in a heavy-duty protective case to Barbara Gosney, STEM teacher at St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School. The STEM program — a nation-wide movement in education to increase […]

Chamber South Business Expo promotes ‘keep it local’ idea

Chamber South is hosting their 15th Annual Chamber South Business Expo on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Datran Center Atrium in Dadeland. Free to the community, this event offers local businesses the opportunity to exhibit and promote their wares while reminding residents to “keep it local” support our community businesses. […]

You’ll have a chance to vote for medical marijuana on November 4th


In spite of years of resistance by the Florida Legislature, it appears that Medical Marijuana is coming to the Sunshine State. You may have been approached by people with clipboards and petitions with increasing frequency on the streets of our state since late last summer. These determined signature gatherers, both volunteer and paid, were able […]

Make having a healthy lifestyle a family affair

Make having a healthy lifestyle a family affair

South Miami Hospital is hosting a free Community Health & Wellness Fair, Saturday, March 8, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., at Palmer Park, located at 6100 SW 67 Avenue, South Miami. The event will offer the whole family the opportunity to connect with health professionals and local resources, take advantage of free health screenings, enjoy live […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Mommy Fitness and Conditioning

    April 13 @ 10:00 am - May 30 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Mommy Fitness and Conditioning

    April 14 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Business Networking Luncheon

    April 17 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Women on the Rise: Teen workshop in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art

    April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Town of Surfside Third Thursday Entertainment Event

    April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm