Miami Lakes Middle School’s theater stars win drama contest at Miami-Dade County Fair

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, May 20, 2022

Miami Lakes Middle School students won 1st Place in the drama competition held at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition. The students performed numbers from a variety of Broadway musicals and popular films. The students also brought home special recognition ribbons, the only middle school to receive the ribbons, according to Principal Maria Medina. Top row from left: Natalia Voss, Annajelly Pinales-Bello, Zyonnah Hamil-Evans, Shayera...

Pets of Miami Lakes

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, May 20, 2022

    Here’s Lola!     The 4-year-old Papillon lives in Royal Oaks in Miami Lakes with Cheryl Hall and her grandchildren, Jayden Gilbert, 16; Jordyn Gilbert, 7 and Kioja Turner, 9.      “She’s the boss,” Cheryl Hall said of the 12- pound pup. “And she’s a snackaholic. Anything you have, she wants.”      Hall said Lola is...

May 27 deadline to sign up for Jerry’s Squad

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, May 20, 2022

     Seniors and disabled residents who require assistance with hurricane preparation may register with the Town of Miami Lakes to get help from Jerry’s Squad.      The deadline is May 27.       Jerry’s Squad is a program offered by the town. Squad volunteers install shutters and help with other preparations when a hurricane warning is issued.     ...

Miami Lakes Library Programs through June 4

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, May 20, 2022

     The Miami-Dade County Library branch in Miami Lakes is offering the following online and in-person classes.  Space is limited; in some cases you must register in advance to receive a link via email. Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing for Toddlers en dos idiomas  Tues., May 24, 31 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Bilingual stories, songs and activities. Ages 18 mos. - 3. Take and Make...

Students, municipalities collect 12,000 pairs of shoes for the poor

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, May 20, 2022

     With shoes overflowing from inside their home and those of a neighbor and relative, too, the Inguanzo family of Miami Lakes on April 20 loaded footwear into two trucks destined for the Camillus House charity that serves the poor and homeless in Miami. The family and the Town of Miami Lakes along with several cities and schools that placed donation bins on their campuses collected over 12,000 pairs of shoes for the...
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