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...

Street sign honors musician at border of Hialeah and Miami Lakes

Street sign honors musician at border of Hialeah and Miami Lakes
A musician who helped develop the “Miami Sound” has a street named in his honor.Carlos Oliva — considered a pioneer for mixing Cuban rhythms with jazz who worked with prominent...

Town senior events for September

• Marlins Park fi eld trip• Thursday, Sept. 12th• Time: 11:45 a.m.• Register at www.toml.eventbrite.comBus departs Miami Lakes Optimist Park.• Legal Forum• Saturday, Sept. 14• Time: 10 a.m.• Mary Collins Community Center• Register at www.toml.eventbrite.comFor more info: Willie Sanchez...

Town youth activities

• Elementary Open Hangs• Wednesday, Sept. 11• Wednesday, Sept. 25• Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.• Register at www. toml.eventbrite.com• Teen Open Hangs• Thursday, Sept. 12• Thursday, Sept. 26• Time: 6 p.m to 8 p.m.• Register at www.toml.eventbrite.com• Community Service Oppurtunity•...

Fall recreational programs now available

The Town of Miami Lakes has the following fall pro-grams available:YouthKidokineticsMiami Lakes Youth Center. For ages 2 - 4, Mondays, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.For ages 3 – 5, Mondays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.Fall A Session: Sept. 9 – Oct. 21.Fall B Session: Oct. 28 – Dec. 16 (No class Nov....

Artist Miguel Rodez will host art show, Sept 5

Artist Miguel Rodez will host art show, Sept 5
The Town of Miami Lakes welcomes Miami-based contemporary artist Miguel Rodez to the Town of Miami Lakes for his art show at Town Hall on Thursday, September 5th starting at 7:30 pm.Born in...

Town names Royal Oaks Park courtyard after Breanna Vergara

Town names Royal Oaks Park courtyard after Breanna Vergara
The Town of Miami Lakes recently broke ground for a new courtyard at Royal Oaks Park named after Brenna Vergara, who died in 2014 from a rare heart condition during dance class.Vice Mayor Nelson...

After school care available for Miami Lakes Youth

Summer is almost over, and the school year is right around the corner! The Town of Miami Lakes in partnership with the YMCA will be offering afterschool care throughout the school year beginning Monday, August 19. The Programs will run Monday – Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for children...

My Gym hosts Saturday classes

My Gym hosts Saturday classes
Calling all youngsters! My Gym is hosting Saturday classes at the Miami Lakes Youth Center located at 6075 Miami Lakes Drive, for children up to six years old.My Gym is a children’s program...

Back-to-School sales tax holiday runs August 2-6

Back-to-School sales tax holiday runs August 2-6
It’s that time of year again. Get all your school supplies and school clothing tax free during this holiday. Some of the items included are clothing, footwear and certain accessories as well as...

Town - Senior events for August

Miami Lakes Elderly Affairs Committee (EAC) has scheduled a variety of events for senior residents during August.Lunch Bunch and Bingo - Wednesdays, August 14 and 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mary Collins Community Center, 15151 N.W. 82 Avenue. Seniors can socialize and make new...

Town - Youth Center events for August

Miami Lakes Youth Center will be hosting several fun and exciting programs for middle and high school students from 6 to 8 p.m. during August at “The Spot,” 6075 Miami Lakes Drive East.Open Hang Nights are scheduled for Wednesday, August 14 and Friday, August 30. The Youth Center is...

Town - VRAR program

Together with Code Explorers, the Town of Miami Lakes is launching the world?s first Virtual/Augmented Reality Sustainability with Empathy curriculum for Kids iIn 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted a set of goals to improve quality of education, protect the planet and ensure...

School budget approved

The Miami-Dade School Board tentatively approved the school district’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020 budget yesterday, during its July budget public hearing. Once again, taxpayers will see a decrease in the millage for non-referendum (voted) revenue from 6.504 to 6.275. Although voters...

Town Summer Camps

Registration for Miami Lakes summer camps in partnership with the YMCA is still Sports Camp helps young athletes have a quality sports experience as coaches train and develop campers to be strong, contributing team players on and off the fiAdventure Camp lets campers make friends, have...

Mayor's Havana Gala

Mayor's Havana Gala
The office of Miami Lakes Mayor Manny Cid will host the 2019 Mayor’s Charity Havana Night Gala on September 21 at the Roberto Alonso Community Center 16500 N.W. 87 Avenue.This elegant and exciting...

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