Mrs. Claus enthralls kids

Featured By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, December 8, 2021

     Mrs. Claus traveled from the North Pole on Dec. 5 to read "The Night Before Christmas" to children at Town Hall in Miami Lakes. Mrs. Claus, aka Marcela Murad from All About Entertainment, read the story from a Hallmark pop-up book that had lights and sounds. It is based on the 200-year-old poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas," by Clement Clarke Moore. Photo courtesy of the...

Mayor's Gala funds Special Needs Committee

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    The 2021 Mayor’s Gala held on Sept. 25 to benefit the Miami Lakes Special Needs Advisory Board raised $24,503. A check was presented during the Nov. 9 town council meeting.  It was Mayor Manny Cid’s third gala, and was produced by Joseph Sosa, assistant to the mayor.      The Special Needs Advisory Board provides services to the community and makes recommendations to town government and police...

Scooters zoom about Miami Lakes

Community By Ana Demendoza, Reporter Wednesday, December 1, 2021

     On a recent weeknight,  four friends rode around the parking lots behind New Barn Road in Miami Lakes astride sleek black Wheels scooters while playing music from their respective cell phones.      “We’ve been having a blast,” Helen Santos, 18, of Miami Lakes said.       The electric rides became available for rent in town on Oct. 30 through the Wheels app,...

Upcoming events in December in Miami Lakes

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    Mark your calendars for  these events that are happening in Miami Lakes in December: Dec. 4   Miami Lakes Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Miami Lakes Optimist Park Clubhouse, 6411 NW 162nd St., Miami Lakes. 7 p.m. Dec. 5  Mrs. Claus Book Reading. Town Hall, 6601 Main St., Miami Lakes. 1:30 p.m. Register at Dec. 8  Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Miami...

Who's Who in Miami Lakes: Maj. Javier Ruiz

Featured By Erika Pesantes, reporter Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Miami-Dade Police Maj. Javier Ruiz leads the agency’s Miami Lakes district and oversees 50 employees.   Ruiz, 48, lives in the City of Doral. He joined the Miami-Dade Police Department 25 years ago and was first assigned to the northwest district, which included Miami Lakes.       He was based in town shortly after its incorporation in 2000, but after a few years moved on to Internal...
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