Our Hero Joe Podgor

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Joseph “Joe” Podgor, or “Mr. Water” as he is lovingly referred to in Miami Springs, FL, has served on dozens of local, state, and federal advisory committees, and has been honored locally and nationally for his volunteer work to protect valuable environmental resources for the betterment of South Florida. He pioneered groundwater protection…

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COMMUNITY RESPONSE

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The City of Miami Springs was founded by aviation pioneer, inventor, developer, and American hero, Glenn Hammond Curtiss, and was incorporated on August 23, 1946. This year the City Council was so pleased about hosting the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways that they voted unanimously to change the date of its 90th birthday party to incorporate…

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COMMUNITY HISTORY

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Aviation pioneer Glenn Hammond Curtiss retired to South Florida from Upstate New York at almost the same moment the Florida land boom was really booming. He and his business partner, rancher James Bright, formed the Curtiss-Bright Company to deal in real estate. The partners began amassing vast acres of very cheap Florida land…

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THE STORY OF GLENN HAMMOND CURTISS – PART 3

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Glenn H. Curtiss – A Man in Motion [Third of a series about Glenn H. Curtiss, renowned inventor, aviator and founder of Miami Springs, Hialeah and Opa-locka, and the house that he built, the Curtiss Mansion.] Glenn Curtiss had a very active childhood and no one could ever remember him taking the time…

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THE STORY OF GLENN HAMMOND CURTISS – PART 2

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Glenn H. Curtiss – A Man in Motion [Second of a series about Glenn H. Curtiss, renowned inventor, aviator and founder of Miami Springs, Hialeah and Opa-locka, and the house that he built, the Curtiss Mansion.] Grandmother Ruth took great delight in reading to Glenn Curtiss when he was a very young child….

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THE STORY OF GLENN HAMMOND CURTISS – PART 1

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Glenn H. Curtiss – A Man in Motion [First of a series about Glenn H. Curtiss, renowned inventor, aviator and founder of Miami Springs, Hialeah and Opa-locka, and the house that he built, the Curtiss Mansion.] Glenn Hammond Curtiss has been called The Real Tom Swift, The Pioneer of Flight, The Founder of…

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CAMP INVENTION

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July 11-15, 2016 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. TRANSFORM YOUR SUMMER FROM ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY! – Build a Solar Powered Cricket – Discover the Science of Slime and Squid – Think On Your Feet In High-Energy Games – Take Apart Machines and Make Original Prototypes – Design and Eco-Adventure Park and More!…

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SONGS OF THE HEART

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Join Dr. Nelson Hall as he directs three outstanding performers singing “Songs of the Heart” – songs that make us smile and feel great –  Over the Rainbow, All I Ask of You, What a Wonderful World, and many more. Great entertainment for all ages!  PLUS a surprise performance by Florida Memorial University students.   …

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USS CURTISS

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USS CURTISS Source: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships Glenn Hammond Curtiss Glenn Hammond Curtiss, the renowned aviation pioneer, set many aeronautical records and designed many types of planes. His Navy Flying Boat was the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic in 1919. He trained many of the early naval aviators and is…

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