Spit Out That Straw for Good!

Put down your smoothie, Big Gulp or to-go cup of coffee for a minute. Let’s spend that minute thinking not about what you’re drinking, but what you’re drinking out of. Is it paper, plastic, ceramic or glass? What’s that straw made of, now that you’re thinking about it?

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A letter from a Pinecrest Junior Girl Scout

Dear Editor,

On September 11, 2018, Girl Scout Troop 1832 is thankful for visiting The Village of Pinecrest Police Station and Council Meeting. During our visit, we had the opportunity to meet Sgt. Gorsline who gave us the tour around the police station.  I learned how the station tracks active police cars out on duty on their dispatch center T.V. He also introduced us to the only K9 (Officer Maze) and his partner.  We took learned the importance of his job.  Afterwards, we were treated to seat on the Village Motorcycle. After our tour, we met with Council member Anna Hochkammer.  We had an opportunity to ask her questions like: What it takes to become a council member?  Councilwoman Hochkammer also treated us to cookies and brownies that were delicious. Before their monthly meeting started, Mayor Corradino asked our troop to lead in The Pledge of Allegiance.  The meeting started with a girl proposing that the Village stop using plastic straws at restaurants. She stated that sea life was being threatened and asked in the Village could support her campaign.  Overall, our troop had an Amazing evening of learning.  Thank you, Village of Pinecrest, for helping me earn by Inside Government Badge.


Savannah M. Sanin

Junior Girl Scout – Troop 1832

I’m Ready to Act. Are You?

In the wake of the Parkland massacre, our community has been asking questions of our municipal leaders, schools and local police. You want to know what we’re doing to keep you and your children safe. The answer is, “As much as we can.”

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The new Miami Palmetto Senior High is coming

Miami Palmetto Senior High School is one of the last 1950s Eisenhower-era schools in Miami-Dade County in its original form. So, it was with pride and hope on December 11 that current principal Victoria Dobbs hosted a presentation of the significant renovation plans about to begin.

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