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Feb 06

Free & Inexpensive Things to do in Miramar, Florida

Posted to City of Miramar Blog by Regina Roberts

Free & Inexpensive things to do in Miramar, FlORIDA

By Natasha N. Babulal, PR & Media Manager

Aquatic Center at Miramar Regional Park

Most of us have by now resolved to cut back on our expenses, meal prep, take our lunch to work & save more! However, let’s face it- as much as we try to part ways with our vanilla lattes or our hot caramel macchiatos, sometimes it’s easier said than done.  Why not join me and take advantage of some free and inexpensive things around our City so you can also keep some cash in your pocket. “What fun things can I do for free or almost free in Miramar?”  Why, I’m glad you asked!



1.    Dance your stress away with a free Zumba class on the plaza at City Hall- join the exuberant group Thursdays from 6:00pm- 7:00pm.

2.    Unwind with a free Yoga class every last Monday of the month at the Miramar Library from 5:30pm- 6:30pm.  Don’t forget your yoga mat!

3.    Stroll through the Ansin Art Gallery at the Miramar Cultural Center and check out the latest collection on display. https://miramarculturalcenter.org/567/Ansin-Family-Art-Gallery

4.    Pack an old-fashioned picnic basket and a blanket and head to one of over 40 parks in the city. https://miramarparks.org/772/Parks-Facilities

5.    Enjoy pool day with the kids at the East or West Aquatic Complex. The waterpark playgrounds will keep them entertained for hours while you relax. https://miramarparks.org/836/Swimming-Facilities

6.    Attend one of the many free events put on by the City and elected officials. Check out the event calendar here: https://miramarfl.gov/#tabf3cc0b39-a5f5-4029-87f3-02a592fb38a9_0

7.    Take a free conversation Spanish class (El Club Spanish) at the Miramar Library held weekly on Mondays from 6:00pm-7:30pm. https://www.broward.org/library/Pages/BranchDetails.aspx?branchInfo=24

8.    Get out in nature and visit Snake Warrior Island. This 53-acre natural area is great for nature shots, bird watching or just to talk a walk. https://www.broward.org/Parks/Pages/Park.aspx?=34

9.    Visit the Miramar Community Garden, located in Historic Miramar! The 7,400 sq. ft. garden is an award-winning “micro urban farm” where you can learn about growing fresh organic produce & healthy living! https://www.miramarfl.gov/501/Community-Garden

10.  Grab a cup of coffee at Miramar Town Center, sit under the beautiful palm trees, enjoy our glorious weather and just people watch! You’re welcome.


Feb 06

7 RULES TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR MONEY

Posted to Financial Blog from Your Chief Financial Officer (CFO) by Regina Roberts

7 RULES TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR MONEY
by susan gooding-liburd, cfo

Money Goals Image

As we close one year and start another, I can’t help but reflect that this is the beginning of a new decade.  I am a year older and smarter than I was a year ago.  I am looking forward to 2020 with anticipation, enthusiasm and excitement for what I will accomplish, not what I hope to accomplish.  I am giving thanks in advance because I know that everything that I plan will manifest for me in 2020 and into the next decade.  I would therefore like to share with you some of my MUST DO’s for 2020.  No more procrastinating, forget the past and set a positive course for the new decade.

As we approach 2020, FOCUS ON THESE FINANCIAL RULES:

1. Earnings:

Set aside the first hour of your earnings from your job each day for your family, you deserve it, they deserve it (in other words, pay yourself first).

2. Become the master of your money:

Tell your money what to do, don’t let your money control you.  If your money is controlling you, reverse that role for the new year and don’t give it up (money should be your servant).

3. Respect money:

Respect money and money will respect you.  You read that right.  If you are constantly stepping on your money, crumpling it up in your pocket, tossing it around and saying negative things about money, it will run from you.  Change the negative attitude you have about money; begin to take an interest in it and get a better understanding of how it works; and you will see how money begins to gravitate to you and want to be in your company.

4. Learn how to make your money work for you:

It’s time to invest. 

Make it a goal for this New Year to sign up for an investment class and get a better understanding of how to put your money to work just as hard for you as you are working for it.  Find a way to own a piece of the companies you are making richer and richer every year when you use their products and services. (i.e. Amazon Prime, Disney, Walmart, etc.)

5. Get your side hussle on:

One source of income is not enough.  For this new decade, get in the game with multiple sources of income.  Activate your imagination and let those creative juices flow; and turn your hobbies into income making machines.  Make 2020 the year you start that business you’ve always wanted to do.  Have no fear, you have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain.  Go for it!  Tell yourself this is your year and see yourself as the CEO of your own business.   

6. Make this the year you OWN a piece of Earth:

You live here so why not own a piece of it or multiple pieces of it and create passive income. 

7. Create an emergency fund:

Make this the year you put your credit cards on notice that you are divorcing them and getting a new financial Robinhood.  Your emergency fund could start with as little as $250 and build up to $1,000.  Your goal is to save up to 6 to 9 months of your living expenses.  

I firmly believe that if you want to see improvements in your life or lifestyle it begins with YOU.  Only you can change you!

Why take the same old mindset into a brand-new year?  The most powerful thing you have is your MIND so set a new course and develop a better plan for your future.  If your future does not look bigger, better, brighter or more prosperous than the past, you have nothing to lose but fear.  So, get rid of FEAR and Fight Everyday And Rise.  I believe that each and everyone of you reading this blog can set that new course and arrive at the destination you have chartered.  I believe that for you!

Susan A. Gooding-Liburd,
Chief Financial Officer

Feb 13

The Intersection of Arts and Athletics: Ernie Barnes x MCC

Posted to MCC by Alexis Fox

Miramar welcomed a weekend of fun and frenzy with Superbowl 2020 and the start of Black History Month  

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