Spartans gather 2,700 pounds of food for area pantries

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, January 19, 2023

     The Monsignor Edward Pace High School Class of 2024 won this year’s Tons of Love Food Drive.        An annual event since the 1990s, the food drive encourages students in all four grades at the school to collect goods for several area charities through its Mission Club.       The winning class receives a trophy for its efforts.      This year, Spartans...

Council names podium for Mendez

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, January 18, 2023

     For more than two decades, a petite grandmother of five has challenged Miami Lakes councilmembers about their decisions, adherence to the town charter or on plans that she feels are headed in the wrong direction.      Mirtha Mendez, 76, while often lugging a hefty binder filled with notes, is a regular presence at the podium during the public comment phase of town meetings.      ...

What's your love story? Contest ends Jan. 25

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, January 18, 2023

     The Town of Miami Lakes and its Cultural Affairs Committee is holding a contest to celebrate residents’ best love stories.      Send 250 words or less about your romance to https://bit.ly/3IKJfG7 by 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 25.      Winners will be eligible for gift cards to use at local restaurants. Couples will also be featured on the town’s social media pages...

Town council to review golf cart rules

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, January 18, 2023

     Sixteen residents have registered their golf carts with the town since a law went into effect last fall.      But Councilwoman Marilyn Ruano said some golf cart operators are not abiding by the rules.      “It’s been brought to my attention by several Miami Lakes residents that there is golf cart nuisance in the community,” Ruano said during the Jan. 10 council...

Civic booster Dorothy Cook dies

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, January 18, 2023

     Miami Lakers mourned the passing of Dorothy Cook, who was 89 when she died Dec. 27 at a memory care facility in Sarasota.      Many longtime Miami Lakes residents knew Cook, who spent her adult life contributing to the culture and civic affairs of the town.       Cook was born in Bayonne, NJ. She moved with her husband Leo B. Cook, a stockbroker, to Miami Beach in the early...
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