MLEC leads "Syria Speak" via Twitter

Education By Flavia Cuervo, Special to The Miami Laker, and Miami Laker staff Friday, October 4, 2013

  In an age of global awareness and hashtag activism, a large part of civic involvement in journalism occurs on social networking sites. On Thursday, September 5, the staff of Miami Lakes Educational Center's (MLEC) student newspaper, The Harbinger, made the hashtag #SyriaSpeak trend on Twitter throughout an hour and a half long, student led, discussion about the crisis in Syria. MLEC students effectively used social media as a platform...
  Miami Lakes Elderly Affairs Committee hosted the 8th annual Health and Wellness Fair on September 21 at the Royal Oaks Park Community Center. The free community event featured more than 30 local organizations offering information and resources for living a healthy lifestyle. Vendors also provided free blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings. The event was sponsored by Catholic Hospice, Memorial Plan, Chenmed, Humana and...

Elderly Affairs Committee hosts Halloween Social

Community Friday, October 4, 2013

  Miami Lakes Elderly Affairs Committee announced it will host a Halloween Senior Social on Saturday, October 26. The free event will be held at the Royal Oaks Park Community Center, 16500 N.W. 87 Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will feature music, entertainment, raffles and lunch. The committee is also hosting a costume contest for the best female, best male and best couple outfits. Space is limited and reservations are required to...

Town Seal presented to Sen. Rene Garcia

Community Friday, October 4, 2013

  Senator Rene Garcia was presented with the Town of Miami Lakes Seal during his visit to Town Hall in late September. The entire council, along with Manager Alex Rey, provided Garcia with a tour of the newly designated LEED Gold Certified Government Center. Pictured (from left) Councilmembers Tim Daubert, Tony Lama, Nelson Hernandez, Garcia, Mayor Ceasar Mestre, Councilmember Nelson Rodriguez, Vice Mayor Manny Cid, and Rey.
  Miami Lakes resident and Boy Scout member Broderick Schwinghammer recently completed an Eagle Scout project at the neighborhood town park located at 7350 Sabal Drive. The concept of the project for a poetry park was an idea that Schwinghammer brought to the town. The goal was to improve the condition of the park and better the Miami Lakes community . As part of the project, an existing wall was opened to provide public access to the...
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