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...

Town Topics: Will you vote for the $19.5 million bond referendum to improve Optimist Park?

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

Mariela Martinez, Physician, Miami Lakes      “No I am against it, because of the way it was explained to me and how the taxes will [impact] residents,” Mariela Martinez said in Spanish. “It’s going to cost the residents of Miami Lakes more.  [Taxes based on property values] won’t be [evenly distributed] and if it was going to be evenly distributed, I’d be for it,...

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...

Prizes for home beautification contest in Miami Lakes

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

     Do you take special pride in maintaining your home and property?  Have you fixed it up lately?      If so, you could win a $750 Home Depot gift card in the Miami Lakes Home Beautification Contest.      Your property must be within town boundaries; your project must have improved the general appearance of your home or business; enhancements must be in publicly visible...
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