Who's Who in Miami Lakes: Tico Casamayor

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, May 4, 2022

     If you don’t know Tico Casamayor yet, chances are you will soon.      From playing Santa Claus at the Elderly Affairs Committee holiday party to frequently dining at one of Miami Lakes’ many restaurants, there is a chance you’ve seen the 54-year-old business owner around town.       Casamayor is at the gym before sunrise, and he follows that with a cryogenic...

Our Neighborhoods: Miami Lakes Business Park West - seventh in a series

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, April 13, 2022

     Pastures with grazing Holstein dairy cows bookend the Lakeside Corporate Center, where four buildings holding a variety of businesses are based in Miami Lakes Business Park West.       The buildings stand where Commerce Way begins to curve southwest and also have waterfront views of Graham Dairy Lake.       Miami Christmas Lights, a company that largely creates commercial and...

The Graham Companies support Ukrainian causes

Business By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, April 13, 2022

     The Graham Companies has made two charitable donations to support refugees and victims of the war in Ukraine.      The company has given $15,000 to World Central Kitchen, founded by renowned chef and activist Jose Andres.      Since Feb. 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, the organization has provided free hot meals to refugees along the border with Poland and in Moldova, Romania and...

New stores, restaurants lure visitors to Main Street

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, April 13, 2022

     Take a walk along tree-lined Main Street and you’ll hear the lively clang of silverware on china plates coming from restaurant patios as buzzsaws scream and hammers pound away inside several storefronts.       The one-mile byway in the heart of Miami Lakes is undergoing a whirlwind of change.       Four new restaurants with fresh concepts have welcomed diners within the...

Caterina gets a makeover for spring

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, March 31, 2022

      There are about a dozen cow statues around town which are a public art project that is a tribute to Miami Lakes’ beginnings as the Graham dairy farm.       The statues attract tourists and families who often take photographs with them.             Companies have sponsored the statues and decorated them in logos or colors to represent their firms.    ...
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