Optimists award scholarships to former and current Goleman Senior High students

Optimists award scholarships to former and current Goleman Senior High students
For the first time in the 34-year history of the Roland Gomez Scholarship Awards, two boys shared the first-place prize that a girl also received, The Optimist Club of Miami Lakes said. Students...

Nominations sought for Distinctive Women

Do you know a fabulous woman, someone smart and accomplished who makes life better for others? Would you like to see her get the recognition she deserves? The Town of Miami Lakes and its Cultural Affairs Committee are seeking candidates for the Annual Women of Distinction Awards...

Town Classes in January

Youth Classes Kidokinetics Miami Lakes Youth Center Ages: 2-5 Spring A Session: Mondays, Jan. 13 – March 30 (No class 1/20, 2/17, 3/23) Spring B Session: Mondays, April 6 – June 1 (No class 5/25) $11 per class 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. To register:...

January Programs at the Library in Miami Lakes

Miami Lakes Branch Library 6699 Windmill Gate Rd. Miami Lakes, Fla. 33014 305-822-6520 For Children & Families Crafty Little Fingers Tuesdays, Jan. 21, 28 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Make a variety of craft projects, as supplies last. Toddlers may need help. Registration not...

Police director named

Police director named
The Miami-Dade Police Department has new director. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez appointed Deputy Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III as the top cop on Jan. 8. The town of...

Houses of Worship

The Church of the Epiphany Episcopal 15650 Miami Lakeway North Miami Lakes 305-558-3961 Misa en Espanol: 9 a.m. Sunday Eucharist: 10:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 10:15 a.m. Escuela Dominical: 12:15 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 8201 NW 186...

Garden Club to host Miami Waterkeeper

The Miami Lakes Garden Club is hosting the Miami Waterkeeper at its next meeting on Jan. 27. Laura Chaibonsai is program director with the organization that monitors the conditions of area waterways. She will speak at the Mary Collins Community Center in Miami Lakes. During a...

Standing tall for education

Standing tall for education
Special projects at area schools that ranged from gardening, robotics and mental health awareness to theater and cheerleading received grants from the town of Miami Lakes’ Education Advisory...

Gators’ band visits Miami Lakes

Gators’ band visits Miami Lakes
A quiet Sunday afternoon in Miami Lakes was shaken up by booming bass drums as the University of Florida’s Marching Band strutted along Main Street for a pep rally on Dec. 29. The band --...

Cyclists take to town roads

Cyclists take to town roads
The next community bike ride around the streets of Miami Lakes is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Riders will depart from town hall, at 6601 Main St. The route has not yet been...

Town Topics: What are your resolutions for the New Year?

Town Topics: What are your resolutions for the New Year?
Laszlo Fazekas Miami Lakes “Set challenges for yourself and overcome them to bring meaning to your life.” Joshua Beltran Palm Springs North “I want to get better grades...

Health and Fitness Fair set for Feb. 8

The Town of Miami Lakes and its Elderly Affairs Committee is hosting the 2020 Health and Fitness Fair on Feb. 8. The fair is set for 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Mary Collins Community Center, 15151 NW 82nd Ave. To register for free tickets to go...

Town Classes in January

Youth Classes Kidokinetics Miami Lakes Youth Center Ages: 2-5 Spring A Session: Mondays, Jan. 13 – March 30 (No class 1/20, 2/17, 3/23) Spring B Session: Mondays, April 6 – June 1 (No class 5/25) $11 per class 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. To register:...

Diabetes workshop Jan. 18

A workshop about diabetes and healthy eating will be held Jan. 18 at Mary Collins Community Center. The event begins at 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Town of Miami Lakes and its Elderly Affairs Committee, speakers will describe healthy food habits for all seniors, including...

Taking Root: Gardening Advice

Taking Root: Gardening Advice
We’ve begun a new year, and a new decade too. How about marking those milestones by planting a new tree? A new tree will enhance your property with its beauty, shade and curb...

Quarterly HOA meeting set for Jan. 16 at town hall

The town of Miami Lakes and its Neighborhood Improvement Committee is hosting its quarterly meeting for residents seeking information about homeowners and condominium associations. It’s set for Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at town hall, following the committee’s monthly...

‘Senior Village’ set for west side of town

A “senior village” project proposed for the lower west side of Miami Lakes was approved by the town council, though the developer doesn’t yet have a healthcare company to operate an assisted living facility planned for the site.The Graham Companies owns nearly 15 lakefront acres along...

A Christmas tradition of the caring kind

A Christmas tradition of the caring kind
Seeing hungry and homeless people roaming the streets of downtown Miami on Christmas four years ago haunted Erika Castroman.The teenager was driving through the area with her family, on their way...

Amerant banks on Miami Lakes

Amerant banks on Miami Lakes
Amerant Bank executives cut a ribbon on Dec. 11 to celebrate the opening of their Miami Lakes branch, at 15151 NW 67th Ave. Left to right: Laura Trosclair, Amerant Bank executive vice president,...

December Programs at the Library

Miami LakesBranch Library6699 Windmill Gate Rd.Miami Lakes, Fla. 33014305-822-6520Movies for Kids*Wednesdays, Dec. 18, 24Dec. 18 “The Grinch” (PG)3 p.m. -5 p.m.Dec. 24Holiday movie marathon.10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing For ToddlersIn English and Spanish/en...

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