35th Annual Main Street Festival of Lights kicks off holiday season

35th Annual Main Street Festival of Lights kicks off holiday season
Families gather around the fountain on Main Street on Nov. 30 for the 35th Annual Main Street Festival of Lights.

Families wearing Christmas T-shirts and sweaters filled downtown Miami Lakes to celebrate Small Business Saturday and enjoy the 35th Annual Main Street Festival of Lights. The crowd gathered after sunset near the fountain on Main Street, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive and for all of the decorations to glow. Liliya Passman of Tampa held...

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Tribute to Veterans

Tribute to Veterans
Hundreds of marchers stepped off on a gorgeous Sunday morning in a parade through the center of Miami Lakes to honor veterans and those who are serving in the United States military. About 115...

Giving Gators Meal Drive feeds 100+ families

Giving Gators Meal Drive feeds 100+ families
The Giving Gators annual Thanksgiving Meal Drive helped families enjoy the holiday with a complete, traditional meal.  The charitable group put together boxes that held all the fixings,...

Senra shares legacy of Cuban music

Senra shares legacy of Cuban music
How long does the love between a father and son last?  For Fred Senra and his late father Fernando Senra, those feelings spanned three quarters of a century. And now the bond between the...

OLL students walk a runway for charity

OLL students walk a runway for charity
Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School in Miami Lakes held its 23rd annual children’s fashion show and luncheon to raise tuition for families in need as well as to support the...

Who are you calling ‘Geezer’?

Who are you calling ‘Geezer’?
When Juan Campiz steps up to home plate at Miami Lakes Optimist Park, opponents have to be ready.The nimble athlete swings the bat as if he had played pro ball. And he can field and catch, too.No...

Senra shares legacy of Cuban music

Senra shares legacy of Cuban music
How long does the love between a father and son last?For Fred Senra and his late father Fernando Senra, those feelings spanned three quarters of a century.And now the bond between the Senra men is...

December Programs at the Library in Miami Lakes

Miami LakesBranch Library6699 Windmill Gate Rd.Miami Lakes, Fla. 33014305-822-6520Through Dec. 6, drop off new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages, part of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez’s toy drive. For teens, consider gift cards from bookstores, clothing stores,...

Taking Root Seasonal gardening advice

Taking Root Seasonal gardening advice
You may not often think about using native plants as part of your landscape.Most of us are used to the colors and standard plant material we see at the big box stores.But shrubs that areindigenous...

Monsignor Edward Pace High School hosts cheerleading competition

Monsignor Edward Pace High School hosts cheerleading competition
Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens hosted the Broward All Catholic Conference cheerleading competition on Nov. 9.For the past three years, Pace has partnered with the All Catholic...

Workout: To do at home, in the gym or on the go

Workout: To do at home, in the gym or on the go
In the last issue we presented ways to do the dreaded push-up.So why not continue with the pain?This time, it’s all about the sit-up.Using an exercise ball can make this calisthenic more fun, and...

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