Healthy and happy Sharon Tripp marks 100 years on September 20

Community By Roselind Romero, The Miami Laker staff Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  Sharon Tripp's lifetime spans from the time Democratic president Woodrow Wilson attempted to segregate and dismissed  federal government positions for blacks, and includes the inauguration of the first black president in the United States, and his re-election. She celebrates her 100th birthday on September 20. Tripp joins the ranks of other centenarians around the globe whom have witnessed the changing world in their lifetime....

Town Council recognizes award-winning Project Citizen

Education Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  Mayor Ceasar Mestre and the Town Council, along with Senator Rene Garcia, recognized the students of the Miami Lakes Middle School Law Magnet Studies program during the Council meeting on Tuesday, September 10. The students won the Division, State and National titles in the Project Citizen competition, most recently receiving the Superior Achievement at the national competition. Led by lead teacher Lisa DeYarza, Project Citizen is a...

Postal Service denies Miami Lakes Zip Code review

Community Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  With the help of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, the Town of Miami Lakes was able to receive a response from the United States Postal Service regarding the Zip Code Boundary Review. According to Vice Mayor Manny Cid who initiated the review request, the USPS response said, “Although the (Zip Code) realignment was not feasible, we were able to update the National Address Management System in order to accommodate the city’s...

Government Center receives LEED Gold

Community Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  The Town of Miami Lakes Government Center received Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification and plaque on September 12 from the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED certification is seen as a mark of achievement in green building as the U.S. Green Building Council uses the LEED certification system to rate a building’s sustainability. The certification process awards points in seven categories...

Farewell to old Miami Lakes Optimist Clubhouse

Community Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  Thirty-seven years of Miami Lakes Optimist Club history succumbed to an excavator in late August as the aging clubhouse was demolished to make way for a new state-of-the-art building to be constructed by the Town of Miami Lakes. Hurricane Wilma swept over the clubhouse in 2005 and it was deemed unrepairable. The new clubhouse and gymnasium is part of a master plan to renovate Miami Lakes Optimist Park.