• Sally B. Philips

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A free food distribution event in collaboration with Farm Share, Javier E. Fernandez, and Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava on Tuesday, April 14 from 10 am to 1 pm. The location where the food distribution will take place is: 10790 SW 211 St, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (end of 211th Street & 107th Avenue, East Frontage Rd).

The location of the Farm Share distribution in South Miami has changed. It will still be on Saturday, April 18, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. However, it will now be at our Gibson-Bethel Community Center, 5800 SW 66 Street. In order to maintain proper social distance, drive up only.

People are trying to come up with good ways to help our downtown merchants during this protracted crisis. One of the best ways is to buy from our retailers. Many of them are willing to have you order by phone and then go by and pick up your goods. A friend bought herself a lovely, washable spring dress this way. Many are taking food out from out restaurants. Even when the crisis is over, the best way that each of us can help to revitalize downtown is to patronize the shops. I quote a friend who wrote: "Wouldn’t the most effective tool for supporting South Miami small and local businesses be, just getting our residents to return to being loyal customers of the businesses? Downtown merchants report that frightfully little of their revenue actually comes from South Miamians. We need to get our citizens to remember how much they love our downtown, and find ways to inspire them to come back and make the cash registers ring more often."

Information about paid sick-leave and family medical leave follows.

I end by sharing some humor which just cruised into my harbor:

"Just be careful, because people are going crazy being in lock down!  Actually I've been talking about this with the microwave and toaster while drinking tea, and all of us agreed that things are getting bad. I didn't mention anything to the washing machine as she puts a different spin on everything.  Certainly not to the fridge as he is acting cold and distant.  In the end, the iron straightened me out as she said everything will be fine, no situation is too pressing.  The Hoover was very unsympathetic  ... told me to just suck it up, but the fan was more optimistic and hoped it would all soon blow over!  The toilet looked a bit flushed when I asked its opinion and didn't say anything, but the door knob told me to get a grip.  The front door said I was unhinged, and so the curtains told me to ... yes, you guessed it ... pull yourself together."

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