Miami Lakes 5K Reindeer Run set for Dec. 10

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, November 4, 2022

 Athletes who enjoy running races with holiday themes will want to sign up for the Miami Lakes 5K Reindeer Run.      Presented by the Town of Miami Lakes and its Veterans Committee, the 3-mile race will be presented by Headquarter Toyota and sponsored by Corzo Unlimited Electric.      It will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at Veterans Park.      The entry fee for adults is $40. The Little...

Orange Bowl accepting student art for contest

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, November 4, 2022

    The Orange Bowl is accepting submissions for its Creative Art Contest from students in grades K-12 who are enrolled in Miami-Dade and Broward County schools.     This year’s theme is “Together We Shine Brighter.”      Art should show representations of South Florida; college football; the contest theme and OBIE, the Orange Bowl mascot.      Go to the Orange...

Giving Gators and community help Hurricane Ian survivors

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, November 4, 2022

      The Giving Gators non-profit group held two drives for supplies to help survivors of Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida. During two weeks in October the organization collected clothing; shoes; nonperishable food items, water and medicine, among other necessities for those in the hard-hit area. Daylin Garcia, chair of Giving Gators, said local businesses, school clubs and town residents all donated goods that were brought...

11th Annual B-Fore-Pink Golf Tournament supports The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, November 4, 2022

The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative of Miami Lakes held its 11th Annual B-Fore-Pink golf tournament on Oct. 7 at Miami Lakes Golf Club. The goal of the tournament is to raise money for the organization, which provides women in South Florida with education, screening and health care resources to defeat breast cancer and heart disease. Sponsors included the Lowell S. Dunn & Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation; Assurant; Ivory...

Vicky Bakery celebrates 50 years of sweetness

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, November 4, 2022

      What began 50 years ago as an American dream has grown to a family-run business built on pastelitos and croquetas, among other classic Cuban baked goods.       Vicky Bakery opened in southeast Hialeah in 1972, at 860 SE 8th St.      Since then, the business has expanded and, with franchises too, grown throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.       This...
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