Eighteen year-old Maria Martinez, a student at the Academy of Art University, is this year's Miami-Dade Public Library’s Teen Read Week T-Shirt Design Contest winner. Her winning entry was chosen from hundreds of drawings and best represents the theme “Seek the Unknown @ the Library.” Martinez will receive a Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet and had her design reproduced on T-Shirts which were worn by participants...

Winterfest offers wide variety of December events

Featured By Roselind Romero, The Laker staff Monday, December 9, 2013

  Miami Lakes United Methodist Church (MLUMC) has hosted the popular Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival every year for the last 16 years. For the winter of 2013, a new event will be added to the repertoire: Winterfest.  Winterfest launched the day after Thanksgiving, on Friday, November 29, and will run through the entire month of December. Admission is free and open to the public. Winterfest will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m....
  Shula’s Athletic Club presents the first annual Who has Game, a physical challenge event that pits kids versus parents to determine who’s stronger and faster. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, at the facility located at 15150 Bull Run Road. The first competition is set for 10 a.m. for kid ages 8 and under, 12 noon for kids ages 9-12, and 2 p.m. for kids ages 13 and up. About 150 kids and adults are expected...

Bob Graham Cheerleaders in 'Making Strides' Walk-a-thon

Education Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  Bobcat Cheerleaders from Bob Graham Education Center, along with their parents, rallied up for the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk-A-Thon” held at Marlins Park in early November. The cheerleaders are committed to becoming more involved in their community and volunteering their time to bring awareness to a great cause. “I am very proud of this dedicated group of young ladies for their activism,” said...

Town salutes vets during 34th parade

Community Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  Thousands waved American flags and cheered as the Town of Miami Lakes honored veterans at the 34th annual Miami Lakes Veterans Day Parade on November 10. The parade was followed by a ceremony honoring the parade’s Grand Marshall, Major Charles James (above). Participants included marching bands from local high schools, JROTC’s, local sports clubs, a variety of scouting units and many more.
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