‘Tico Casamayor Day’ at Miami Lakes Town Hall

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, July 3, 2024

    It was a Tico Casamayor Takeover of Town Hall on May 14.       The Miami Lakes town council honored him for his extensive volunteering for causes that include boosting business and helping elders and veterans.       Mayor Manny Cid described him as “someone who makes people feel important, good and loved…[he] has made people’s dreams come true.”   ...
      An excavator’s big claw tore down the façade of the Lake Katharine Shopping Center on a rainy Wednesday in June, the start of a project that will transform the 52-year-old commercial district in Miami Lakes with new dining and retail spaces.      “We’ll divert at least 90 percent of debris from the landfill,” said Ronny Herrera, president of Thunder Demolition of Miami of the work...

Ribbon Cutting: Designer Collection Optical

Business By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, June 20, 2024

  The Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the town’s Economic Development Committee celebrate the opening of Designer Collection Optical on May 10.    The new store in Royal Oaks Plaza at 15470 NW 77th Court offers eyewear for kids and adults as well as eye exams. Vice Mayor Tony Fernandez led a champagne cheer before the owners cut the ceremonial ribbon.      “Cheers to you guys and cheers to a...

Ernie’s Açaí Bowls opens on the west side

Business By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, June 20, 2024

    Ernie’s Açaí Bowls in Royal Oaks Plaza smells refreshingly of fresh fruit.       Staffers offer a bright and cheery “Welcome to Ernie’s!” to customers in the clean, simple setting: White walls, chairs and tables, a mural of the Ernie’s logo with a green palm tree and the open toppings bar.        The menu offers a variety of organic açaí bowls, smoothies...

Enrolled Agent Roberto Pons receives award

Business By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, June 20, 2024

The Florida Society of Enrolled Agents named Roberto Pons the 2023-24 Enrolled Agent of the Year at its gala on June 7 at the Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel in Tampa.      “It’s a nice thing and I was surprised,” Pons said of the award, given in recognition for 20 years of promoting awareness and service to the Enrolled Agent community and to the public in general. “It was...
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