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Sunday, January 10, 2010
Temple Beth Sholom
4144 Chase Avenue, Miami Beach
RSVP to Tamara Kaz at tk @tbsmb.org or 305.538.7231 x232
FREE Community Event
A program for High School Juniors, Seniors and their families
Don’t spend money to de-stress. As we approach the festive season, a time that is considered by some as one of the most stressful times of the year -- I ask that you do not spend money to de-stress. Some people will often make purchases to make themselves feel better. Think of what big ticket items you have purchased when you were sad, depressed or were simply having a bad day. I used to spend money just to wind down after a stressful day. Sometimes I would end up buying things that I didn't need to make myself feel better. Now, I’ve found that I feel better by finding something constructive to do like writing in a journal, trying a new recipe, reading a book, or spending time with my family. Can you think of several things that you can do instead of spending money?
The Marlins Stadium parking garage cost increases more than $40 million
In what was so not a surprise, the City of Miami Commissioners got the bad news that the projected Marlins Stadium parking garage cost of $94 million increased to $135 million.
Stadium opponents will likely rub that in the faces of the commissioners who supported the deal and surely, the last few weeks of the upcoming elections will find Commissioners Joe Sanchez and Michelle Spence-Jones in defense mode regarding their vote on the project. Those additional $41 million will not be lost on the
voters taxpayers in the City of Miami.
Don’t get it twisted, the City of Miami Commission took the first hit in announcing a cost increase in the Marlins Stadium project. There will likely be more increases before the project is completed. How the taxpayers respond to the increases is the big question. Stay tuned.
by Lisa Rogers-Cherry
I recently heard a friend say that we are blessed with more than enough. Although America is currently in a recession, almost everyone has more than enough of something that can be shared. How many pair of shoes, pants, or socks do you own? If you have more than ten pair of any of these items, I'd say that you have more than enough. Take a quick look around your home, office, garage, closets, or kitchen and take notice of what you have more than enough of. Now, think of two people or organizations that can be helped by your donation. Let's all pay it forward without spending a dime. So many people are hurting and in desperate need of our assistance.
Lisa Rogers-Cherry is the author of Lifting the Burdens of Debt: A Helpful Guide to Getting Your Debts Paid and Your Life Back on Track (2005; $14.95). If you have a question or would like more information about the book go to www.redpenpress.com, e-mail her at Lisa@redpenpress.com, or write Lisa Rogers-Cherry, Red Pen Press, P.O. Box 1196 , Dania Beach , FL 33004.
On TUESDAY, AUG. 25TH, participating McDonald's are offering a second Big Mac or Quarter Pounder with Cheese for 25¢ with the purchase of one at the regular price. Check restaurant for details.
Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson to host several meetings on Miami-Dade County proposed budget
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2009 – 6 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 2009 – 6 p.m. A copy of the proposed budget is available online at www.miamidade.gov/budget.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 – 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 20, 2009 – 6 p.m.
A copy of the proposed budget is available online at www.miamidade.gov/budget.
This message comes from Rep. Alan Williams who serves residenta in Leon and Gadsden Counties but there's no reason all Floridians shouldn't follow this advice. Good lookin out by Rep. Williams!
REPRESENTATIVE ALAN WILLIAMS
ENCOURAGES DISTRICT 8 CONSTITUENTS
TO AVOID HIGHER VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES & RENEW BY SEPTEMBER 1
TALLAHASSEE --- During the 2009 legislative session, lawmakers approved an increase in thecost of renewing vehicle registrations and driver licenses. I voted against this year’s budget that raises vehicle tag fees and the cost of driver license renewals.
The fee increases for renewing vehicle registrations varies by the weight of the vehicle. The cost of renewing a driver license will increase from $20 to $48 and the tax collector’s service fee for processing driver’s license transactions will increase from $5.25 to $6.25.
Representative Williams encourages citizens to take advantage of a provision of state law that allows vehicle owners to renew their tags up to three months before the tags expire. Residents can save a little by renewing their tags before September 1 by paying the current fee. Waiting until after September 1 means drivers will have to pay the new and increased rate. And to really lock in savings, renew for a two-year period and pay the current fee rate for both years, which doubles the savings.
The benefit of early-renewal is similar for driver's license renewals. Representative Williams urges motorists whose driver licenses expire this year or in 2010 to renew before September 1. The renewal will extend licenses by eight years.
For a full listing of the fee increases, please follow the link below to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle site http://www.flhsmv.gov/DHSMVFees.htm.