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The Chinese Cultural Foundation, Inc.
Proudly Presents Our
24th Annual
Chinese New Year Festival

Sunday, February 12th, 2012
11:00 a.m.-6:00pm

Show Times: 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate
     2012 Year of the Dragon.
Exotic Asian Foods Cultural Shows Arts & Crafts Games & Rides

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Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
January  2012

Save the DATE!
Learn and Earn Parent Conference
 

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

9:00am-3:00pm 

Miami Dade College, North Campus
11380 NW 27th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33167

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CITY THROUGH THE CITIZENS ACADEMY. ENROLL NOW!

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.

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CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
 

ALL INTERESTED PARTIES PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT a Special Election 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.

In 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?

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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 
or email
RSVP8@MIAMIDADE.GOV
 

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.

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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 6:00pm. 

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 www.caldercasino.com
 

NEW YEARS MESSAGE – 2012

TO THE JAMAICAN DIASPORA – SOUTHERN USA
DR. SUSAN LYCETT DAVIS
ADVISORY BOARD REPRESENTATIVE
 

Fellow Jamaicans 

My team and I – Pamela M. Gordon, Esq. and George S. Pedlar, P.A. – would like to wish you a blessed and prosperous new year. 

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”.

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 CASA AND NYSA present Soccer and Netball extravaganza

   CASA 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) competition event for the 2012 season running from January to June.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

·        Meet 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

·         Kids Entertainment 

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WIN OVER $2500 IN GIFT CARDS, EXHIBIT YOUR TALENTS, AND COME TO THE 8TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CONTESTS!

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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.

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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:

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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.  

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Commissioner Jean Monestime Invites Public to Celebrate the 208th Anniversary of the Independence of Haiti

MIAMI, Fl – 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 305-694-2779.
 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2012

JOIN MAYOR SHIRLEY GIBSON FOR HER 5K RUN/WALK


 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28th, 2012

Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
January  2011

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.

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The Magic City to Host Its First Mayor's Ball
-InterContinental Hotel, Grey Goose / Bacardi and Comcast Sponsors Annual Mayor's Ball-

(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 League (PAL).

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 Park.

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 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

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Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
January  2010

MONDAY, JANUARY 18TH, 2009


Chief Sandrell Ihinosen Rivers

“Gbesiewu of Badagry”

SUNRISE                SUNSET
August 10, 1947          January 1, 2010

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Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
January  2009


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 33161.

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21st Annual
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.

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