Candy Kakouris Appointed Director Of The Coral Gables Country Club

The City of Coral Gables Community Recreation Department has named Candy Kakouris, Director of the Coral Gables Golf and Country Club. She will oversee all aspects of the facility’s operations including membership recruitment and relations, special event planning, management, and…

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Two Teens In Custody Following Robbery That Left Maintenance Worker Dead, Near Miracle Mile Friday

Maintenance worker Javier Romero-Gil was shot and killed Friday morning in the garbage bay of 10 Aragon Avenue, following an attempted robbery by two teenagers. Romero-Gil was 67. The incident occurred Friday morning just after 10:00 AM, when Police say…

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Controversial Ponce Park Residences Heads To Commission For First Reading

W. Allen Morris’ controversial Ponce Park Residences is heading to the City Commission for its first reading. The project, which was pushed back by the City Attorney who demanded that the City Planning and Zoning Board give it a fourth…

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Agenda Digest: City Commission (7/25/2022)

On Monday, July 25, 2022, the Coral Gables City Commission will hold its next City Commission meeting. Here is a rundown of the agenda for this upcoming meeting. Click here to see the full agenda. The meeting will be split…

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The Permuy House At 1544 Sopera Earns Historic Designation

The Permuy House located at 1544 Sopera Avenue earned landmark designation by the Historical Preservation Board of the City of Coral Gables. The house received the designation for its historic, architectural, and cultural significance to the City Beautiful. The home…

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Opinion: Both Planners And Poets, George Merrick And Richard Blanco Meet On Founder’s Day 

The Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables commemorated the second annual “Founder’s Day” in recognition of George Merrick and his legacy. The event honored Merrick’s love of poetry with selected readings from his 1920 book “Songs of the Wind on a Southern…

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FDOT: Estimated Two Months Of Bird Road Lane Closures Begin July 18th

Beginning at 9 a.m., Monday, July 18, 2022, one westbound lane along SR 976/SW 40 Street/Bird Road from east of Alhambra Circle to east of San Amaro Drive will be temporarily closed for stormwater drainage improvements. The closure will last…

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Opinion: Where Would You Spend $100,000 On North Ponce De Leon?

I recently saw a presentation at City Council on “improvements” to the Ponce de Leon corridor north of Alhambra Drive. As a resident who has lived 1 block off this area for over 10 years, I was initially grateful that…

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Venetian Aquatic Club Celebrates 63 Years Teaching Swimming At Venetian Pool

For the last 63 years, the Venetian Aquatic Club has been offering swim lessons for children and adults at Venetian pool. The club, which provides the American Red Cross ‘Learn To Swim’ program, is made up of volunteers with a…

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Planning And Zoning Board Special Meeting, Requested By City Attorney, Yields Another Vote Against Ponce Park Residences

On July 13th, the Coral Gables Planning and Zoning Board held a special meeting, at the request of Coral Gables City Attorney Miriam Ramos, in order to provide Ponce Park Residences another opportunity to get a “required” 4-vote minimum to…

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