Actors’ Playhouse celebrated the launch of the 2016-17 season Friday, October 21, with the opening of the high-voltage Broadway smash hit Million Dollar Quartet.”
The Seventh Annual Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival, which ran from Saturday, October 22 to Sunday, October 23, offered activities for the entire family, including a main stage with acts from diverse countries, an art boulevard, a children’s play pavilion with bounce houses and face painters, consulates representing various countries, culinary artists and food vendors.
Pittman Park turned into an old-timey Halloween Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, October 22, filled with families ready for Halloween. The inaugural Pumpkin Patch at Pittman Pittman Park, on the corner of Galiano Street and Merrick Way, sold pumpkins for $5 or $10 and hosted an arts & crafts area, pumpkin decorating station, face painting and picture area.
Books & Books announced this week the passing of its Coral Gables café manager Irving Fields, who passed away at 77. Fields was well-known and loved in Coral Gables for his friendliness and ability to ensure the café guests were well-taken care off. Fields also founded the Granny Feelgood’s in Coconut Grove in 1971.
Join the Historic Preservation Association for its Annual Meeting and Social at The Palace in Coral Gables. Special guest, art historian, and lecturer Juan P. Lluria will share his knowledge and enthusiasm on Marie Antoinette and the fine and decorative arts of 18th Century France.
The Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables celebrated Holy Mass on October 17, with Archbishop Thomas Wenski and numerous priests from around South Florida. The mass marked the 90th anniversary of the founding the Church of the Little Flower, which became reality in 1926. The City of Coral Gables is also celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.
Quick-acting Coral Gables Police stopped a knife-wielding man from committing suicide October 14, at approximately 12:36 p.m., and rendered first aid after Tasing him.
The following is a schedule for the City of Coral Gables services and facilities resuming services on Friday after Hurricane Matthew.
The City of Coral Gables Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is coordinating all emergency responses. All planned City sponsored or supported events are postponed until further notice. Please check on elderly or disabled neighbors. All fire department devices have been equipped with chainsaws to mitigate any potential street closures due to fallen tree limbs. City contracted tree service has been placed on stand-by.
The Coral Gables Police Department has provided Gables Central with the crime report for August 2016. See the monthly reports below as far back as January 2015. Scroll on the bar on the right-hand side to view the entire report or click here to download the PDF. Below is a breakdown of some of the major changes between August 2015 and August 2016:
Temple Judea will celebrate the Jewish High Holy Days with activities in the sanctuary, pre-school and religious school. The Jewish holidays, often called the “High Holy Days” or “The Days of Awe,” reflect the utmost importance in the Jewish religion.
Coral Gables Police responded to an emergency call on September 13 approximately 3:56 p.m., on the 1200 Block of Capri Street. The victim told police call takers that he had just arrived at his residence and saw a suspicious grey Nissan Maxima parked in the driveway.