Freebee is carefree for riders

Freebee is carefree for riders

Outside of her home on the upper west side of Miami Lakes, retiree Sila Rivero stepped into a modified golf cart called the Freebee.“I’m so glad to see you!” Rivero said in Spanish to driver Xavier Mejia as he picked her up for a 1.5 mile trip to Royal Oaks Plaza on Miami Lakes Drive.The Freebee is an electric ride service that has shuttled...

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Mayor’s report: town growing, beautifully

Mayor’s report: town growing, beautifully
The community is more united and new businesses and residents are drawn to the town in the three years since he took office, Mayor Manny Cid said in his “State of the Town” address.Cid discussed...

Town expands tag reader system

Cities across the country rely upon cameras that scan license plates and alert police to criminal suspects.Miami-Dade Police have used a mobile license plate recognition camera in Miami Lakes for the past year.Within the next three months, the town will begin installing up to 32...

Town Events in November

Youth events will be heldat The Spot, 6705 MiamiLakes Drive, Miami Lakes.Elementary SchoolOpen Hang NightsAges 5-12 and parents can compete while playing different board games and game shows.Nov. 6, 13 and 205:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Middle & High SchoolOpen Hang NightsThe Spot has a...

Grand Marshals named for Veterans Day Parade

Rosa Nell Hammer and Pedro Fiallo will preside as grand marshals for the 40th Annual Miami Lakes Veterans Day Parade.Presented by Royal Caribbean Ltd., the parade is set for Sunday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. – noon.The grandstand will be at Main Street and Northwest 67th Avenue.Hammer, 100,...

HML’s Ruiz wins districts again

HML’s Ruiz wins districts again
Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High’s Jocelyn Ruiz captured her fourth consecutive Class 2A District 12 championship Oct. 23 in the 100-yard butterfly and was a runner-up in the 100-yard back stroke....

Bobcats to perform at Tampa convention

Bobcats to perform at Tampa convention
Seven students from Bob Graham Education Center will travel to Tampa in January to participate in a convention of the Florida Music Educators Association.After surviving astrenuous audition...

A dose of charm at Little Free Library

A dose of charm at Little Free Library
Dylan Bencosme opened the door to a hunter green box, reached inside and found treasure: a book entitled “Wellspring of Magic.”Written by Jan Fields, it’s about six girls who open a secret door to...

Miami Lakes K-8’s Honor Society members share Halloween fun

Miami Lakes K-8’s Honor Society members share Halloween fun
Honor Society members Branley Borrego, Isabella Garcia and Giuliana Ladeira were among Miami Lakes K-8 Center students who brought more than 100 Halloween costumes toBranches Community Center in...

My Gym built for kids

My Gym built for kids
Kids of all ages were climbing the padded walls at the grand opening of the My Gym children’s fitness center.Little ones walked along balance beams, climbed through colorful, padded tunnels and...

North Palm Baptist Church welcomes new pastor

North Palm Baptist Church welcomes new pastor
A new senior pastor will lead North Palm Baptist Church.James Cater, 54, has ministered to several congregations, most recently at Candlestick Bible Church in Pembroke Pines.“Promoting the...

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