Town sues to stop road construction

Town sues to stop road construction
Town officials were shocked when a hydraulic backhoe dug a ditch and a front-end loader filled the trench with gravel along Northwest 170th Street.The street leads to a closed bridge that the city...

Our Neighborhoods: Royal Palm Estates

Our Neighborhoods: Royal Palm Estates
Royal Palm Estates was developed in the late 1980s and there are 108 single-family homes in the community.The neighborhood is at the northwest corner of Northwest 154th Street and Northwest 82nd...

Palmetto Expressway tolls not all bad, drivers say

Palmetto Expressway tolls not all bad, drivers say
The dreaded Palmetto Expressway may have a new nickname: the not so bad Palmetto, perhaps?On Sept. 23, drivers using new express lanes on the Palmetto Expressway began paying tolls with their...

Roll the dice for charity

The GFWC Woman’s Club of Hialeah is hosting a night of Bunco dice games and Italian food to benefit Operation Smile.The event will be held Friday, Oct. 25 at 6:15 p.m. at 525 W 1st Ave. in Hialeah.Operation Smile offers free surgeries for patients who have cleft palates and cannot...

Halloween Happenings

The Pumpkin PatchEveryone loves the pumpkin patch!Whether you go to take photographs or to choose a pumpkin to carve, you are sure to get into the Halloween mood.At Miami Lakes United Methodist Church, 14800 NW 67th Ave., it is open daily from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. through Oct. 31. For...

Celebrate Colombian traditions on Oct. 19

Miami Lakes officials are inviting the public to a celebration of the“Traditions of Colombia.”The event is part of the municipality’s observation of Hispanic Heritage Month.Colombian foods will be served, there will be an art show; performances by two bands and folk dancing.A beauty...

Food & Wine Festival set for Feb. 29

The 3rd annual Miami Lakes Food & Wine Festival -- an evening gathering for charity that attracts 1,000 guests to Optimist Park -- is set for Feb. 29.There will be more than 30 restaurants offering tasty bites and 50 premium wines to try.A kick-off party for sponsors, vendors and VIPs...

Declutter for a good cause

The Zonta Club of Miami Lakes is accepting reservations for its annual Community Flea Market to be held Saturday, Nov. 2.Sellers large or small can reserve two parking spaces for $40. Proceeds will help support the club’s mission of advancing the status of women and girls.The market...

Walking, biking trail to glow in the dark

Walkers, runners and bicyclists who like to work out in the cooler evening hours will be able to follow a trail along Northwest 170th Street that will glow in the dark.A grant from The Miami Foundation will fund the project, called the MiGlo Trail.The path is on Northwest 170th Street...

Yoga in the park returns Oct. 26

Yoga in the park returns Oct. 26
Namaste! Free hour-long yoga lessons resume in Picnic Park West at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oc. 26, and run through April 25.Lighthouse Yoga & Wellness teachers lead classes in partnership with the Town...

Mural ceremony, dominoes tournament set for Oct. 12

Guido H. Inguanzo gave a lot of his time to hometown.And though he died last year, a mural that honors him will be dedicated Oct. 12 atthe Roberto AlonsoCommunity Center.Artist Grisell Gajanocreated the artwork, the town said.The 6:30 p.m. ceremony, with Mayor Manny Cid and...

Bridge Park to open in fall

Bridge Park to open in fall
It has an awkward name but a pretty design. The first phase of the 1-5-4 Linear Bridge Park that will rise on the west side of town is expected to open later this year.Miami Lakes’ newest park...

Prizes offered for amazing young volunteers

Prizes offered for amazing young volunteers
The 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for amazing youth volunteers to recognize at its next ceremony in Washington, D.C.Students must apply and demonstrate how they have worked...

Miami Lakers show up for victims of Hurricane Dorian

Miami Lakers show up for victims of Hurricane Dorian
When Hurricane Dorian slammed the northern islands of the Bahamas, South Floridians rallied to their aid, and Miami Lakers did their part.The devastation that struck Abaco Island and Grand Bahama...

Hispanic Heritage Festival set for Sept. 28

The 13th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28 at Country Village Park.The celebration is scheduled to be held from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the park that is at 6550 NW 188th Terrace in Miami.Admission is free and will feature live music performances; a bounce...

Roger Reece: An Appreciation

Staff writers Megan Medina and David Snelling shared memories of their late editor.“On my first day of work, I didn’t know what to expect, because during my interview he seemed like a serious man, so I was a little nervous,” said Megan Medina, 26. “But Roger...

FPL franchise fee to stay flat for Miami Lakes customers

Florida Power & Light customers in Miami Lakes will not see the franchise fee portion of their utility bills increase, the town council decided.The utility collects a franchise fee from customers and pays that money to the town, which uses it to fund general services like law...

State Rep. Polo to host town hall

Florida Rep. Cindy Polo, D-Miramar, will host a town hall meeting to discuss the results of the 2019 legislative session.Topics will include arming teachers; immigration and school vouchers, her staff said.The meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Ana...

Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce to meet Sept. 11

During its next meeting on Sept. 11, the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce will honor the first responders who gave their lives during the terror attacks upon our country 18 years ago.The gathering, in the grand ballroom at Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club, will also feature remarks by the...

Jingle Bell 5K Jog set for Dec. 21

Jingle Bell 5K Jog set for Dec. 21
Save the date! Th e Town of Miami Lakes has announced the Miami Lakes Jingle Bell Jog, scheduled to take place Saturday, Dec. 21 from 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Registration is now open for the 3 mile race...

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