Miami Lakes Library Programs in August

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, August 4, 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.    Free 2022 Hurricane preparation guides are available at all branches. Summer Fun with STEAM Tues., Aug. 2, 9. 11:00 a.m. - Noon Hands-on STEAM activities using building sets, the course is designed for...

Miami Dade College North presents new programs

Featured By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, August 4, 2022

     Ahead of its 62nd anniversary on Sept. 6, Miami Dade College’s North Campus is looking to the future this fall by offering a multitude of new courses and the classic areas of study it is known for.      The first and oldest of Miami Dade College’s eight campuses, it will open a new, 14,000 square foot Artificial Intelligence Center when classes begin Aug. 22.       ...

Three candidates vie for School Board District 4 seat, forum set for Aug. 3

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Three candidates are seeking to replace Perla Tabares Hantman, who represents District 4 on the Miami-Dade County School Board. Tabares Hantman was elected chair of the board 14 times and announced in April that she will not seek reelection. Below are the answers from the candidates -- Roberto J. Alonso, Maribel Balbin and Kevin Menendez Macki -- to questions from The Miami Laker. You can meet the candidates Aug. 3 from 7 p.m....

Miami Lakes Athletic Club members, staff support autism program

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, July 20, 2022

The Miami Lakes Athletic Club presented a $500 check to the HDS Foundation in May. HDS Foundation in Miami Lakes provides mentoring services to teens and young adults who have autism-related disabilities. The fitness center sold scrunchies, pens, wristbands and hair ties at the front desk and also hosted a Zumbathon, where athletes donated $10 to participate, to raise money.  Elizabeth Falk, HDS Foundation program manager, said the...

Juneteenth observed with music, song

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, July 20, 2022

     Juneteenth, the national holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States, was observed June 18 at Miami Lakes Town Hall. Saxophonist Michael E. Kennedy performed. South Florida Miss Juneteenth beauty queens, one teen and one adult, also attended. Sponsored by the Miami Lakes Cultural Affairs Committee and Memorial Healthcare System, Committee Secretary Elsa Rues gave the invocation. Entrepreneur Jihad...
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