BankUnited names new executive

Business By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, March 18, 2022

     BankUnited has announced that Casey Crist is leading the company’s commercial banking team in Miami-Dade County.      Crist, 31, of Miami, is a senior vice president, it said on Feb. 28.  She will develop and manage the lending, depository and other  banking needs for commercial and industrial clients, the bank said in a press release.   ...

The Bull Pen, a getaway lunch spot in Miami Lakes

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, March 18, 2022

    Stepping into the Bull Pen cafe at the Miami Lakes Golf Course is like taking a mini-vacation.      At what is perhaps Miami Lakes’ best-kept secret, the view is of a majestic row of banyan trees lined up like sentries along the greens, awaiting optimistic golfers.       And everyone is invited.     “It’s not just golfers who come in,” said...

Advertiser Spotlight: Reasonable Tree Service and Landscaping Inc.

Business By Erika Pesantes, reporter Thursday, March 17, 2022

     John Buzzella’s roots are in Miami Lakes and his tree trimming and landscaping business was launched in the town, too.      Buzzella founded Reasonable Tree Service and Landscaping Inc. in 1976, shortly after graduating from what was then called Miami Lakes Senior High.       Over the years, his business expanded throughout much of Miami-Dade and Broward counties. ...

Paniagua makes Dean’s List

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, March 17, 2022

Broward College named Christina Paniagua to its dean’s list for the fall, 2021 semester.      “I’m very proud because it’s been tough,” Paniagua, 35, said.      She was referring to juggling her full-time job as an accountant with The Graham Companies.       She is also married to high school sweetheart Daniel Paniagua and is the mother of their...

Levine Cava addresses Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, March 17, 2022

     Following the Bike305 Bike to Work Day and riding from Miami Lakes to Hialeah the morning of March 9, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava spoke at the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon.       “It was a great privilege and pleasure,” Levine Cava said about touring through the town, and she thanked officials for hosting the event.      ...
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