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City of Aventura Earns Green Government Certification

City of Aventura Earns Green Government CertificationGreen Local Governments

The City of Aventura is the proud recipient of a Green Local Government Certification designated by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC). The FGBC certified the City at the Silver Level for demonstrating green efforts within a set of sustainability standards established for the Green Local Government Certification program.

The City of Aventura has made a priority to operate a green government for several years. These strategies benefit the community in several ways by reducing environmental impacts and operational costs. Some of the City’s efforts recognized by the FGBC include:

  • Green building incentives for residential and commercial building development.
  • Reducing irrigation water consumption utilizing Florida Friendly Landscaping principles.
  • Implementing environmentally preferable purchasing program including alternative fuel fleet vehicles and bio-diesel in the City’s shuttle buses.
  • Providing single stream recycling bins for public use at all City parks and facilities.
  • Providing public education and recognition such as the annual GO GREEN Awards Program.

For more information on the City of Aventura’s green efforts, visit www.cityofaventura.com.

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Upcoming Events At Aventura Arts and Cultural Center

Upcoming Events At Aventura Arts and Cultural CenterAventura Arts & Cultural Center

Celebration of Life Music Festival – January 8, 2011

On January 12, 2010, The New Victorian School was completely destroyed by the 7.0 earthquake which hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Romel Joseph, Executive Director, was trapped under the rubble of the school for 18 hours. His remarkable ordeal captivated audiences around the world, including Miami Herald, Washington Post, London Times, CBS News with Katie Couric, BBC, Stevie Wonder and others. Walenstein Musical Organization, also founded by Mr. Joseph, will present a “Celebration of Life Music Festival” to commemorate the 1st anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake, as well as help raise funds for the reconstruction of The New Victorian School.

Miami International Piano Festival: Prodigies & Masters of Tomorrow – January 9, 2011

South Florida’s got talent! Luis Urbina (19 year-old pianist) joins forces with Michael Province (15 year-old violinist) in a program showcasing the brilliant virtuosity of these rising stars. Both were selected by the Piano Festival for their extraordinary musicianship and receive guidance from the great Masters within the Piano Festival family. Province was featured in the documentary, “The World’s Greatest Musical Prodigies.” Urbina performed with the legendary violinist, Ida Haendel in New York City. Today’s program will feature Michael & Luis playing solo works and partnering on Grieg’s Violin Sonata in G and the “Symphonie Espagnole,” (Violin and “Orchestra”) by Edouard Lalo.

Brazilian Voices – Smart Stage Matinee – January 10, 2011

Don’t miss the beat with Afro-Brazil … be part of this exciting experience of unique musical rhythms born long ago when Read the rest of this entry »

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Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

Season's Greetings

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Aventura Mall’s Annual Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Festival At Aventura MallChocolate Festival

When:  Sunday, October 10, 2010 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Where:  Aventura Mall Center Court

The annual Chocolate Festival is the place to find chocolate morsels to tempt your palate.  The festivities include:

  • a kid’s chocolate station
  • raffles
  • a runway show featuring chocolate inspired fashions

Proceeds from tickets will benefit the Children’s Craniofacial Association.   Tickets are $1 each or 13 for $10 and can be purchased at the event.

Sponsors of the event include:

  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Turnberry Ocean Colony
  • Gym Kids
  • New York Bakeries
  • Chef Allen’s
  • Grand Lux Cafe
  • Schakolad Chocolate Factory
  • The Grateful Palate
  • Fairmont Turnberry Isle
  • Ocean Prime, and more

For more information call (305) 935-1110.

For information on sales and rentals of real estate in Aventura contact me at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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Aventura News Release: Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Day CeremonyVeterans Day

The City of Aventura will honor America’s veterans.

When:  Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 10:00am

Where:  Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188 St, Aventura, FL 33180

The City will remember and recognize all the brave men and women who have served in the Armed Forces.  This annual Veterans Day Ceremony features:

  • participation from local veterans groups
  • patriotic performances by Aventura City of Excellence School chorus
  • World War II display
  • special guest speaker from the United States Southern Command

For more information visit the City of Aventura online at www.cityofaventura.com.

For more information on real estate opportunities in the City of Aventura contact me at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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News Release: City of Aventura 15th Annual Founders Day

15th Annual Founders DayCity of Aventura

When:  Sunday, November 7, 2010

Time:  noon – 5:00pm

Where:  Founders Park Bayside, 3105 NE 190th St Aventura FL 33180 (across the street from Founders Park)

Enjoy a variety of activities including:

  • arts and crafts
  • airbrush tattoos
  • face painting
  • rock climbing walls
  • Toddler Town play area
  • puppet shows
  • mobile arcade
  • Aventura History and Highlights slideshow
  • 8′ LCD TV to watch the Miami Dolphins game

Come watch the 8th Annual Aventura Star Talent Competition finals and see who will be the next Aventura Star!  In addition, be sure to catch What’s the Deal game show and music by Jimmy Stowe and the Castaways, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band.

Celebrate Founders Day with the entire family.

Parking and Shuttles will be available at the Harbour Centre beginning at 11:30am.  The Aventura Express will operate from 11:30am – 5:30pm.

For more information, contact Aventura Community Services Department at (305) 466-8930 or www.cityofaventura.com.

For real estate information contact me at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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Fashion’s Night Out At The Aventura Mall

Fashion’s Night OutFashion's Night Out

Where:  Aventura Mall

When:  September 10, 2010 from 6:00pm – 9:30pm

For one night only – sip, socialize, score amazing deals and shop at your favorite stores.

At 7:00pm in Center Court there will be a special fashion show featuring William Rast and J. Lindeberg.

The first 300 customers who present, to the Concierge Center, $100 or more in same-day receipts from shopping in the Mall will receive the Official Aventura Mall shopping bag with a $10 Aventura Mall gift card, certificates for free valet parking and a complimentary glass of champagne at The Grill on the Alley, Grand Lux Cafe or Ocean Prime.

For more information and a list of participating stores visit www.aventuramall.com/fashions-night-out.

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EWM Realtors is #1 Realtor in Miami-Dade County

EWM Realtors is #1 Realtor in Miami-Dade County For The Number of Luxury Homes & Condos  Sold in 2010Christie's

Esslinger Wooten Maxwell (EWM) Realtors has been the exclusive South Florida affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates (a one-of-a-kind, Christie’s owned international network of top-tier real estate brokerages throughout the world) for the past decade.  This affiliation has been the foundation for the sale of many of South Florida’s finest estates.  This relationship has been an integral part of EWM’s market leadership in South Florida residences valued greater than $1 million.  This has made EWM the number one real estate brokerage firm in Miami-Dade County for the number of luxury homes and condominiums sold.

EWM is involved in the sale of a luxury home or condo valued more than $1 million every 36 hours, 365 days of the year.

This information was compiled by data supplied by the:

  • Realtor Association of Miami-Dade County
  • Realtor Association of Greater Miami & the Beaches
  • Northwestern Dade Association of Realtors
  • Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale, or their MLS’s

for the period of May, June and July 2010.

EWM Realtors vs Competitors

EWM Realtors also holds the #1 ranking for the year 2009 in the same category.

Why not work with the best?

Contact me today at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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The Aventura Arts and Cultural Center

The Aventura Arts & Cultural CenterAventura Arts & Cultural Center

The new Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is a state-of-the-art, 14,864-square foot, 324-seat waterfront complex provided by the City of Aventura and managed by Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  It hosts performing arts, cultural and educational programming for all ages.  The Center is located at 3385 NE 188th St, Aventura FL 33180 .

Stay current with events at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center by subscribing to the eNewsletter.  Click here to subscribe.

For more information or to purchase tickets to events visit www.AventuraCenter.org.

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Calling All Kids (And Their Parents) Ages 8 – 10!

Macys 5th Annual Spelling BeeMacy's 5th Annual Spelling Bee

When:  August 28, 2010 at 2:00pm

Where:  Aventura Mall

From August 7th to September 12th Macy’s will be holding spelling bees at select stores throughout the country.  The winner of each local spelling bee will receive a year of online learning from Kaplan Tutoring, a $150 Scholastic online gift card and a trip to New York City to compete in the finals at Macy’s Herald Square on Sunday, September 26, 2010.  The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 Kaplan Tutoring Scholarship and a $500 Scholastic online gift card.

This event is hosted by Reading Is Fundamental (RIF).   RIF motivates children to read by working with them, their parents and community members to make reading a fun part of every day life.  Last year RIF provided 4.4 million children with 15 million new books and literary resources.  To learn more go to www.rif.org.

For more details and a complete listing of Macy’s locations hosting the spelling bee, go to www.macys.com/spellingbee.

If you are interested in buying, selling or leasing real estate in and around the Aventura area please contact me at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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