Remembering a fallen soldier

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

    The Town of Miami Lakes co-named Northwest 143rd Street in honor of the late U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ofren Arrechaga.       The street is near Barbara Goleman Senior High School, from which Arrechaga, 28, was an alumnus.       Arrechaga grew up in Hialeah and lived in Clarksville, Tenn. He was a decorated soldier who was killed in action in Kunar Province, Afghanistan in...

Council reduces Optimist Park bond amount to $19.5 million

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

    The Town of Miami Lakes has found a way to fund renovations to Miami Lakes Optimist Park with a less expensive bond offering.      Staff compared an engineering consultant’s cost estimates in the $25 million plan to prices the town already receives from vendors for some items.     The result was elimination of the second story in a concession stand that saved $691,000, and less expensive...

Community Calendar through Aug. 11

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

    Please check the town’s social media pages for last-minute updates. Register for events at toml.eventbrite.com.  July 22 - Aug. 14 Main Street Players present “Black Sheep.” A dark comedy by Lee Blessing at the Main Street Players’ theater, 6812 Main St. Shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30, $25 for students and seniors. For tickets, visit...

Council extends Town Manager Ed Pidermann's contract

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

   The Miami Lakes town council voted to extend Town Manager Edward Pidermann’s contract five months, until July 1, 2023.      Councilman Tony Fernandez proposed the item during a July 25 council meeting.       The purpose was to allow any newly elected councilmembers an opportunity to participate in a manager selection process, if necessary.      ...

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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