Miami-Dade Public Library offers virtual and in-person programming

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, November 5, 2021

  The Miami-Dade County Library in Miami Lakes is offering virtual and in-person programs.  Space is limited and you must sign up in advance to receive a link via email.      If a class is filled, call the branch at 305-822-6520 and ask to join a waiting list. Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing for Toddlers en dos idiomas --  In person.  Tues., Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; 11:30...

Jumpstart Developmental Services opens in Miami Lakes

Education By Megan Jacobo, Reporter Friday, November 5, 2021

  Jumpstart Developmental Services, a new center for children who may need help with communicating or with their behaviors, has opened in Miami Lakes.      The town has become a hub of schools and therapy centers for families whose members have special needs. There are at least 10 facilities available, as well as a town-funded board of volunteers who advise officials and police on ways to include and accommodate...

BGEC Primary Learning Center students say 'No!' to drugs

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, November 4, 2021

     As part of Red Ribbon Week activities, when students pledge to say no to drugs, Jesmin Tamargo’s kindergarten students at Bob Graham Education Center Primary Learning Center wore sunglasses to “Shade out Drugs.”       The children’s other activities during the week included signing a huge poster to pledge to be drug free and wearing caps and red shirts, Tamargo...

MLK-8 Center's Knight Owls compete in chess contest

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, November 4, 2021

     The Miami Lakes K-8 Center’s Knight Owls competed in their first chess tournament of the school year open to students from public and private schools in Miami-Dade County, put on by the 64 Squares Foundation at the Divine Savior Academy in Doral on Oct. 16. The K-5 division, with Aidan Alvarez, Zoe Trinidad and Christopher Capute, won seven games, putting them in second place, the school said. Aidan Schwinghammer and...

St. Thomas University renews Armstrong's contract

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, October 29, 2021

    The Archdiocese of Miami and the Board of Trustees at St. Thomas University announced they have extended the contract of President David A.  Armstrong through 2026.      The university, one of eight archdiocesan colleges in the country and the only one in Florida, is celebrating its 60th year.  In announcing Armstrong’s contract news on Oct. 5, it cited a third year in a row of record...
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