Fourth of July bash -- with music, fireworks and fun -- draws crowd to Veterans Park

Featured By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, July 18, 2024

    The Miami Lakes Fourth of July celebration had all the ingredients for a fun party: Perfect weather, live music, food trucks and fireworks.      An estimated 9,000 people came to Veterans Park to mark the...

Pets of Miami Lakes

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, July 18, 2024

     Say hello to Charlie! The 4-year-old “Morkie” is a mix of Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese. He lives in Miami Lakes with Samantha Tamayo and her husband Alex Pabon.      Charlie weighs just 15 pounds, but in his heart, he’s a fierce protector of his home.      “He wants to be a guard dog,” Tamayo said. “But when the big dogs come up to him, he wants...

Rhythmic gymnastics athletes perform at summer show

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, July 18, 2024

      The Miami Lakes Athletic Club hosted the Summer Rhythmic Gymnastics Show and awards ceremony on June 7. The program featured solo performances and young athletes on seven teams. Instruction is led by Ana Roche, a member of the Cuban Rhythmic Gymnastics Olympic Team at age 14 before she arrived in the United States. Photos courtesy of the Athletic Club.  
     Golfers took to the links on June 19 to support several local charities during the inaugural Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.       The contest at the Miami Lakes Golf Club raised $4,000, which will benefit The Arc of South Florida, Angel’s Reach Foundation Inc., GiGi’s Playhouse; 4Kids Miami and The Zonta Club of Miami Lakes, according to Chamber President Fred...

Father’s Day Fishing Tournament lures anglers ages 6 - 75

Sports By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, July 18, 2024

     The Miami Lakes Cultural Affairs Committee held its annual Father Day’s Fishing Tournament on June 22 at Graham Dairy Lake. Bad weather forced postponement of the event for a week but that didn’t deter fathers and their kids from dropping lines into the water along Oak Lane.       Twenty-five fish were caught during the catch and release tournament, the committee said. Prizes -- medals...

Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce welcomes candidate for sheriff

Business By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, July 18, 2024

      Rosie Cordero-Stutz, Miami-Dade County Police Department assistant director of Investigative Services and a candidate for county sheriff, addressed over 50 business owners during the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon held June 10 at the Miami Lakes Hotel on Main.        Cordero-Stutz spoke about changes coming to the department’s command structure.    ...