Backfires are not always preventable

Cartoon Boom

A backfire is a mistimed explosion in the cylinder or in the exhaust of an internal combustion engine like a car or truck or any another engine. A backfire is also synonymous with something that failed in an adverse way. You were trying to help and make things better and you were trying to create […]

Residents, Register early for SIB Summer Camp 2014

Summer Camp information for the City of Sunny Isles Beach is now available with plenty of options to fill those summer days, including general day camps, specialty camps, and sports camps. Registration for residents is open now. Registration opens to non-residents on Saturday, April 26. So don’t delay! Register soon as space fills quickly. Register […]

GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

GFOA Award - Left to right: Mayor Norman S. Edelcup, Commissioners Jennifer Levin and George “Bud” Scholl, NSE SIB K-8 Student Council President Timothy Bryd, Purchasing Agent Andrew Rozwadowski, Executive Assistant to City Manager Cheryl Williams, Finance Director Audra Curts-Whann, Assistant Finance Director Tiffany Neely-Jean, Senior Accountant Joe Glendale, Accounting Technician Elena Pavlova, Accounting Technician Janet Diaz-Rego, Cultural & Community Services Director Susan Simpson, Vice Mayor Isaac Aelion, Commissioner Jeanette Gatto.

At a recent Sunny Isles Beach City Commission Meeting, the members of the Finance Department were recognized for their contribution to the City’s achieving the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This is the seventh consecutive year that the City has received this highest […]

Upcoming Events: April 2014


UPCOMING EVENTS APRIL/MAY 2014 The Department of Cultural & Community Services hosts events throughout the year. Here you will find a listing of the upcoming city events, and any important information you should know in order to attend. For more information on any of these events call 305.792.1706. FOUR SEASONS CULTURAL SERIES KEMAL GEKIC WEDNESDAY, […]

Extended construction hours, a necessary accommodation

Building Official Clayton Parker and City Manager
Christopher J. Russo check out windows at a construction site in the City. (Photo by Leah Einwalter)

Living in Sunny Isles Beach is typically associated with being in paradise. Residents and visitors alike comment on the beautiful water, our parks, the weather, and notably, the unique and beautiful architecture of this modern state-of-the-art city, which has risen over the past sixteen years to truly be “Florida’s Riviera.” Living through the construction to […]

SENIORS: A Love Story

Pictured are (l-r) Betty Kluger with LolaWelgram and Phyllis Talit at a SIB Social Seniors meeting in the
SIB Commission Chambers.

One of the joys of volunteering my time to the SIB Social Seniors Events non-profit organization was becoming acquainted with many of the men and women who made Sunny Isles Beach their home as retirees. Today’s senior residents, in essence, created the foundation for what was to become the municipality of Sunny Isles Beach. As […]

Write your own story with 2014 Range Rover Autobiography


After a week behind the wheel, I was curious as to why they named the top-of-the line 2014 Range Rover model the Autobiography. Simple, I was told; the Autobiography has so many available options that a buyer can tailor the vehicle to his or her individual taste, needs and desires. In essence, when you buy […]

Organization News

2014 UAIC AVENTURAWALK MS On Sunday, March 23, 2014 the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host the UAIC Aventura Walk MS at Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Boulevard. Check-in begins at 7:00 am and the walk begins at 8:30 am. Currently the 7th largest walk event in the nation, Walk MS takes place each year in […]

City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida: Agenda

1. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE / INVOCATION 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 3A. Special City Commission Meeting/Executive Session – February 20, 2014. 3B. Regular City Commission Meeting – February 20, 2014. 3C. Special City Commission Meeting – February 27, 2014. 4. ORDER OF BUSINESS (Additions/Deletions/Amendments) 4A. Request to […]

The City Commission Agenda

Commissioner Jeanette Gatto

Please join us in the Commission Chambers at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014. The meeting opens with a special presentation honoring the City of Sunny Isles Beach with the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for Fiscal Year 2013/2014. There are four Ordinances on the Agenda for first reading: Amending […]

Education- Never Underestimate the Value or the Gift

#34 School Trust Donation Wall Photo by David Gartner

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Robert P. Nolan was officially installed on the “Wall of Giving” at the Mayor Norman Edelcup K- 8 Community School in Sunny Isles Beach. Strange thing about this installation, Robert Nolan, never gave a dime towards the benefit or progress of the school. He didn’t have to, others did it […]

We need your help

It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words and I think this photo, of one of our ownerless cats, and these two paragraphs pretty much typify what many residents think regarding the ownerless cats in the city. There are those that would much rather not see the cats around the streets […]

Where in the world is the Sunny Isles Beach Sun? Perhaps…. in Boracay, Philipines

Boracay, Philippines

Irving Feder holds a copy of the Sunny Isles Beach Sun Community Newspaper at a Boracay Island, Philippines landmark. Boracay is a small island in the Philippines located approximately 315 km (196 mi) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Boracay Island and […]

Real Estate Agent Lana Bell, honored by The Top 100

#36 Lana Bell High-Res

Those of us that live, work and play in Sunny Isles Beach know that the City is a special place. When visitors discover this lovely beachside getaway, they dream of becoming residents in order to enjoy the sunshine and the ocean waters all year long. One resident has been very instrumental in making that dream […]

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. “Guys and Dolls, Jr.” is a sure bet at Area Stage Company!

    April 17 @ 8:00 pm - April 19 @ 8:00 pm
  4. Black Male Youth Mental Health Conference

    April 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  5. Mini-Zoo Camp: April 18, 2014

    April 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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