School Board approves several Hantman initiatives

Education Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  The Miami-Dade School Board unanimously approved two agenda items proposed by chair Perla Tabares Hantman endorsing October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and National Teen Driver Safety Week on October 20-26. There were an estimated 230,480 new cases of breast cancer among U.S. women in 2011. Among these, 15,330, were Florida women alone, of which 2,690 would succumb to...

New Testament Baptist Church hosts grief support meetings

Religious Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  New Testament Baptist Church (NTBC) is hosting a weekly support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one. The counseling is sponsored by the Lay Counseling Ministry of NTBC. The counseling sessions begin September 18 and run through December 18. Meetings are on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the conference room. The cost is $10 per person and includes the workbook and handouts. NTBC hopes to help those grieving to successfully...

Bridge Club Winners at ACBL Silver Point Game

Sports Friday, September 6, 2013

On Monday, August 19, the Miami Lakes Bridge club participated in an American Bridge Club League (ABCL) District 9 Silver Point duplicate bridge game. The North/South team came in the number one position with players Debra Fream and Pat Bloomberg with a 60 percent game. The East/West team made up of Betty Battles and Eugenia Weaver came in first with 59 percent game. Also earning points were Helen Schor and Rosalyn Lipson who tied with...

Manager's budget maintains beautification services

Community Miami Laker staff report Friday, September 6, 2013

In a prelude to the town’s budget hearings, Miami Lakes has scheduled a budget workshop for 6 p.m., Thursday, September 5, at Miami Lakes Government Center, 6601 Main Street. Town Manager Alex Rey, the mayor and councilmembers will discuss and suggest changes to the proposed $15.3 million spending plan for the 2013-2014 fiscal year to prepare for the two budget hearings, set for Thursday, September 12, and Tuesday, September 24, at...

Special Election set for Oct. 1

Community By David L. Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Friday, September 6, 2013

The Town of Miami Lakes has scheduled a special election to select a new mayor following the arrest of Michael Pizzi on a charge of public corruption last month as part of an FBI sting. At a special meeting in August, acting Mayor Ceasar Mestre and councilmembers unanimously voted for the October 1 special election, which was the only date Miami-Dade Elections Department offered that wouldn’t violate the town’s...
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