June 3 deadline to apply for Graham Companies’ college scholarships

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, May 19, 2022

     Students who need help paying for college may apply for The Graham Companies Scholarship, presented by the company and the Town of Miami Lakes and its Education Advisory Board.       Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who live in town.       Applicants must submit a typed essay up to 750 words in length to describe goals and any obstacle he or she...

Dedicated school volunteer steps down after 20 years

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, May 19, 2022

     Adriana Schwinghammer is about to retire from a job where her sole reward is the gratification of a job well done.       And she’s been at it – as a volunteer at Miami Lakes K-8 Center  – for two decades.       Schwinghammer, 52, of Miami Lakes -- the mother of Broderick, 25, Chloe, 22, and Aiden, 14, with her husband Sean Schwinghammer – has...

Summer Camps announce schedules

Sports By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    Kids across Miami Lakes and surrounding areas will be able to sign up for a variety of summer camps this year. From sports to theater, there is something for everyone.      Camp schedules are Monday through Friday. Miami Lakes Optimist Club. Kids ages 6  to 15 can learn baseball techniques at Optimist Park, 6411 NW 162 St. Camp starts June 13 with week-long sessions until August 12, and are $175...

Town, school board renew Optimist Park agreement

Sports By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    The Town of Miami Lakes and Miami-Dade County Public Schools have agreed to continue sharing Optimist Park for another 40 years.       The school board voted unanimously on April 13 to amend a joint-use agreement that was to expire in 2042 and extended it until March 31, 2062.      There are also two 10-year options to extend the agreement to 2082.      “I would...

Our Lady of the Lakes students recognized for scholarship, artwork

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, April 13, 2022

     The Independent Schools of South Florida bestowed Star Student Awards upon three eighth graders from Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School in Miami Lakes, the school said.       The students shown in caps and gowns --- Angelica Gutierrez; Kimberly Kristiansen and Emma Talavera -- were nominated by the school.       Each winner is considered to be an exemplary student, who...
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