Mater Gardens host movie night

Education Wednesday, January 1, 2014

  In early December, Mater Gardens Academy (MGA) held a "Movie Night Under the Stars" event. Students and their families were invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to watch “Monster's University” on a large screen in the MGA field. Admission to the event was free but proceeds from concession stand items sold at the event were donated to the UMater campaign. UMater provides scholarships for students throughout Mater...

Tips for seniors living on fixed incomes

Community Wednesday, January 1, 2014

(SPM Wire) With retirement accounts and real estate values still recovering from the recession, and living costs on the rise, many retired seniors are struggling to pay their bills. According to the National Council on Aging, 20 million Americans, 60 years of age or older, are economically insecure. But experts say that with the right tools and planning, you can avoid money woes. “The first step is to get a handle on your...
  State Senator Rene Garcia (R-Hialeah) continues his "Taking Care of Business in District 38" program with a stint as an integrated therapist for a day at the Angels Reach Foundation, Inc., 17689 NW 78 Ave, in Palm Springs North. Fans of the Senator's Facebook page and subscribers to his newsletter chose the profession of child therapist from among a few others including factory worker, graphic designer, librarian assistant and...

Town salutes principal's lifesaving actions

Community Friday, December 27, 2013

  Miami Lakes resident Rene Rovirosa, the principal at Mater Lakes Academy, was recognized at the December Town Council meeting for saving the life of 15-year-old sophomore Devon Octave. While in wrestling practice, Octave collapsed and went into sudden cardiac arrest. Rovirosa began performing CPR. When fire fighter paramedics arrived at the scene, the student had stopped breathing and his pulse was lost. He was clinically dead for...

Miami Lakes Start Smart program begins Jan. 7

Sports Friday, December 27, 2013

  Miami Lakes announced the new start date for the Start Smart Development Program. Over 100 children, ages 3 to 5 years, have participated in the sports development program over the past several years. The proven instructional program prepares children for the world of organized sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Parents work together with their children in a supportive environment to learn all of the...
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