Auto dealer, philanthropist Gus Machado dies

Obituaries By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, June 2, 2022

     Entrepreneur Gus Machado arrived in the United States from Cuba when he was 15, received his education in America and became a renowned auto dealer and philanthropist who donated to 47 health care and charity organizations during his lifetime.      Machado, of Miami, was 87 when he died on May 16.       His widow Lilliam Machado survives him. She was his partner in giving and they...

100s of mourners remember Gerardo Seferlis, owner of Gerardo’s Marketplace

Obituaries By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, June 2, 2022

     More than 200 mourners gathered to celebrate the life of Gerardo Seferlis, who owned Gerardo’s Marketplace in Miami Lakes for 24 years.      Seferlis, 58, died May 19 after an 18-month battle with cancer.     The three-hour-long memorial service filled with laughter and tears was held at the Miami Lakes Hotel on Main.       It was also attended by his wife...

Miami Lakes Library Programs in June

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, June 2, 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 for online events. Florida Licensing on Wheels  Fri., June 3 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. With the FLOW program you can renew a driver’s license, get a replacement license, change a name or address on it, get an ID card, renew a vehicle...

Pets of Miami Lakes

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, June 2, 2022

   This is Pearl, a 5-year-old Coton de Tulear.  She shares her Miami Lakes home with owner Jeri Macaluso and kitties Sadie and Girlfriend.      “She stole my heart from day one,” said Macaluso. Pearl arrived shortly after the death of Macaluso’s beloved Shih Tzu, Pepper.       “She loves her bones more than anything,” Macaluso...

Community Calendar through June 25

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, June 2, 2022

      Please check the town’s social media pages for last-minute updates. Register for events at toml.eventbrite.com.  June 8 Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Guest speaker and Miami Laker Christopher Norwood is an attorney, founder of Hampton Art Lovers gallery in Overtown and serves on boards related to art and education. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. Miami Lakes Hotel on Main, 6842 Main St. To...
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