The Chinese Cultural Foundation, Inc.
Proudly Presents Our
Chinese New Year Festival
Sunday, February 12th, 2012
Show Times: 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate
2012 Year of the Dragon.
Exotic Asian Foods
Arts & Crafts
Games & Rides
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Save the DATE!
Learn and Earn Parent Conference
Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Miami Dade College, North Campus
11380 NW 27th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33167
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CITY THROUGH THE CITIZENS ACADEMY.
On January 26th, 2012, the City of Miami Gardens will host
the City of Miami Gardens 2012 Citizen’s Academy in the City
Council Chambers, 1515 NW 167th Street. The 10-week
educational program consists of interactive presentations by
the various City departments and culminates into increased
citizen awareness and involvement on boards, committees, and
other community-wide initiatives. The graduates of the first
class receive recognition for their time and participation
on this new venture with a ceremony and reception.
OF MIAMI GARDENS
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT
for the City of Miami Gardens has been called and will be held on
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 to elect a Council member to represent
At-Large Seat 5, until August 14, 2012.
addition, the following Proposed Charter Amendment will be presented to
the voters for their consideration:
QUESTION NO. 1
Deleting Charter References To Residential Boundaries And
Permitting Such Boundaries To Be Amended By Ordinance
Shall Section 2.3(C) of the City Charter be amended to
delete Residential Area boundary descriptions and authorize the City
Council to amend Residential Area boundary descriptions by Ordinance
after each decennial census?
Commissioner Lynda Bell
Board of County Commissioners, District 8
requests the honor of your presence at the
State of the District Address
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Program: 7:30 p.m.
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street
Cutler Bay, Florida
FREE - Open to the Public
Please RSVP by calling our District Office
ANIMAL SERVICES OFFERING DISTEMPER TESTING FOR DOGS
(MIAMI, January 8, 2012)
– Animal Services will be offering distemper testing for dogs adopted
from the shelter between December 24, 2011 and January 6, 2012. Any
dogs adopted during this time period that are currently ill will be
tested free of charge. Testing will take place at the shelter from
Monday, January 9th through Saturday, January 14th
from 10:00am to 3:00pm. There is no appointment required.
The CITY OF MIAMI CELEBRATES NEW YEAR’S EVE
WITH THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Official BIG ORANGE Launch!
(Miami, FL December 30, 2011 from
4:00pm – 7:00pm)—
Join Mayor Tomas Regalado at the Downtown
Development Authority (DDA), One Miami Stage in front of the Hotel
Intercontinental to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Big Orange,
the official New Year’s Eve Time Ball of the World. The free
family-friendly fanfare will include a tropical carnival parade, live
entertainment, Pitbull’s Productions
New Artist Madai, and the Mayor’s Official Launch of the Big Orange
with a ceremony beginning at 5:45pm and launch at 6:00 pm.
The City of Miami’s green icon, the Big Orange (produced and hosted by
the Greater Miami Host Committee in partnership with the Hotel
InterContinental Miami,) will have a new animated face unveiled at
The Big Orange annually attracts an audience of some 150,000 -250,000
local participants and international visitors, as well as an annual
worldwide television viewership of over 100 million.
Ring in the New Year at Calder Casino & Race Course
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (Dec. 23, 2011)
– South Floridians have many choices on where to ring in the New Year on
Dec. 31 and Calder Casino & Race Course will be a popular spot as it
offers a fun-filled evening with drawings for $20,000 in slot Free Play,
a free dance party with live DJ, party favors, drink specials, and a
champagne toast at midnight.
Calder’s month-long Sleigh of Free Play promotion comes to its exciting
conclusion on New Year’s Eve with drawings for shares of $10,000 in Free
Play from 8pm-10pm and another $10,000 in Free Play just after
midnight. Players Club members can increase their chances all week long
with a free daily entry into the drawing, additional entries as they
earn qualifying points, and bonus entries on Thursday.
South Florida’s DJ Hana will take command of the Twin Spires Tavern in
the Calder Casino from 10pm-2am as the venue becomes a pulsating dance
party – with no cover charge! Drink specials will be offered all night
long and there will also be a free champagne toast at midnight. Free
party favors and some surprise effects add to the festivities.
Calder Casino & Race Course is located at 21001 NW 27th
Avenue in Miami Gardens, just north of Sun Life Stadium. Minimum age to
enter the casino is 21. More information is available at
NEW YEARS MESSAGE – 2012
TO THE JAMAICAN DIASPORA – SOUTHERN USA
DR. SUSAN LYCETT DAVIS
ADVISORY BOARD REPRESENTATIVE
My team and I – Pamela M. Gordon, Esq. and George S. Pedlar,
P.A. – would like to wish you a blessed and prosperous new
It is going to be an exciting year and we are prepared to meet
and tackle the challenges that no doubt will be encountered. As
a team we pledge that:
“Before God and all mankind, we pledge the love and loyalty of
our hearts, the wisdom and courage of our minds, the strength
and vigour of our bodies in the service of our fellow citizens;
We promise to stand up for Justice, Brotherhood and Peace, to
work diligently and creatively, to think generously and
honestly, so that Jamaica may, under God, increase in beauty,
fellowship and prosperity, and play her part in advancing the
welfare of the whole human race”.
CASA AND NYSA present Soccer and Netball
SUPER LEAGUE SOCCER & NYSA Netball KICK-OFF
SATURDAY, jANUARY 21, 2012
Caribbean Americas Soccer
Association (CASA - a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization), is
kicking off its 8th Annual Super League, 3rd
Annual Masters League Soccer and Netball (Netball
Youth Sports Association – NYSA)
event for the 2012
season running from January to June.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – SATURDAY, JANUARY 21
twenty eight (28) teams performing in a parade
Dazzling performance by the Boyd Anderson Marching Band
Entertaining soccer & netball games
Half time entertainment
Bar and food
Domino fun day & more
WIN OVER $2500 IN GIFT
CARDS, EXHIBIT YOUR TALENTS, AND COME TO THE 8TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER
KING JR. CONTESTS!
CIVIL AIR PATROL OPA LOCKA CADET SQUADRON TO RECEIVE OFFICIAL CHARTER AT FLORIDA
MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY CEREMONY
Miami, FL [December 20, 2011] –
At a time when school districts are cutting extra-curricular
programs, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and Florida Memorial
University (FMU) have partnered to launch a new unit, the
Opa Locka Cadet Squadron to service youth living in
neighborhoods in and around the City of Miami Gardens.
On Saturday, January 21, 2012,
commencing at 2:00 pm, the unit will host a ceremony during
which the official charter document will be presented by the
Vice Commander of CAP Florida Wing/CAP, Lt. Col. Phillip
Zedonek, and FMU President, Dr. Henry Lewis, will be invited
to accept an award recognizing the university’s contribution
to the success of the program.
Come and be captivated by Jamaica's beauty, rich culture and diverse
people as captured through the lens of Jamaican photographer, David I.
Muir, in the "Pieces of Jamaica" fine art exhibition which opens this
week, on Friday at 6:15pm:
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR THE JANUARY 31, 2012
PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION
(MIAMI, January 3, 2012) –
Voting is the best and most impactful way to have a say in important
issues that affect you and your community. The Presidential Preference
Primary Election on January 31, 2012 is an opportunity for Republican
voters to choose their presidential nominee, and also provides all
Miami-Dade voters the ability to give their input on two proposed
charter amendments. “Voters are asked to keep in mind that they must be
a registered voter, and the deadline for this election is today,” stated
Penelope Townsley, Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections.
register to vote, residents must:
Commissioner Jean Monestime Invites Public to Celebrate the 208th
Anniversary of the Independence of Haiti
– Residents of Miami-Dade County are invited to join Miami-Dade County
District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January
24, 2012, at the Stephen P. Clark Center to commemorate the 208th
anniversary of the independence of Haiti. Commissioner Jean Monestime
will also take this opportunity to recognize leaders from various
sectors in the community.
"Two hundred and eight years ago, our forefathers rebelled against their
colonial masters to form the first independent black republic in the
western hemisphere," said Commissioner Monestime. "Today we remember
Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Toussaint L’Ouverture, Alexandre Pétion,
Henri Christophe, Capois La Mort and all the other heroes who broke the
chains of slavery. We also use this occasion to recognize a few
community leaders who are carrying the torch of freedom while paving the
way for future generations”.
Commissioner Monestime is the first Haitian-American to serve on the
Miami-Dade County Commission.
For more information, please contact Commissioner Monestime’s office at
JANUARY 21ST, 2012
JOIN MAYOR SHIRLEY GIBSON FOR HER 5K
JANUARY 28th, 2012
Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
SUNDAY, JANUARY 30TH, 2011
Caribbean American Heritage Foundation, To
Host the “Trinbago Village” at the ING Miami Marathon on
January 30, 2011, at 1101 Brickell Ave,
downtown Miami from 7am-12noon
(Miami, Fl) January 2011-The Caribbean American Heritage
Florida Inc. (CAHFI), will produce a “Trinbago Village”
within their Community Fun Zone during the ING Miami
Marathon on Sunday, January 30th, 2011 at 1101 Brickell Ave,
downtown Miami from 7am to 12noon. The “Trinbago Village”
will offer attendees an opportunity to experience an array
of culinary delights and culture. From the Twin Isle of
Trinidad and Tobago.
The Magic City to Host Its First Mayor's Ball
-InterContinental Hotel, Grey Goose / Bacardi and Comcast
Sponsors Annual Mayor's
(Miami, FL January 26, 2011)—
In a continuing effort to help benevolent causes, Miami
Mayor Tomas P. Regalado will hold his first Mayor’s Ball on
Saturday, January 29, 2011
at the InterContinental Hotel, 100 Chopin Plaza, from
7:30pm to 11:00pm.
100% of proceeds will benefit the Miami Police Athletic
Mayor Regalado and sponsors have come together to make it
possible for the reopening of the Miami PAL Boxing Gym in
the City of Miami as well as naming Miami PAL’s Signature
Saturday – January 29, 2011
Experience a new way to contribute to the academic success
of the children in your community through a new PTA®
initiative that offers a variety of parent/caregiver
engagement tools and strategies to ensure opportunity and
equity for students in urban communities.
PTA’s Urban Family Engagement Initiative in partnership
Miami-Dade County PTA/PTSA
is hosting a FREE event in the community.
Join us for a
Family Institute Mini Conference
Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
JANUARY 18TH, 2009
Chief Sandrell Ihinosen Rivers
“Gbesiewu of Badagry”
August 10, 1947
January 1, 2010
Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
AAPI Community Career Fair with
Canned Food for the Needy
Where New Opportunities begin
President-elect Obama has designated January 19th as
MLK National Day of Service. In observance of this
historical day, OCA-South Florida Chapter is proud to team
up with NANAY, United Chinese Association of Florida,
Florida Chinese Federation and some federal agencies in
hosting an “AAPI Community Career Fair with Canned Food for
the Needy” from 12 noon to 3 pm on Monday, January 19, at
NANAY Community Center - 659 NE 125 Street, North Miami, FL
Chinese New Year Festival
Celebrating the Year of the Ox
The Chinese Cultural Foundation’s 21st Annual
Chinese New Year Festival celebrating the Year of the
Ox will be on Sunday, February 8th 2009 at
the Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104 Street,
Miami between 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.