Community Calendar thru Jan. 28

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, January 20, 2023

 Events are subject to change. Please check town social media pages for the most up-to-date information. Register for events at toml.eventbrite.com.  Jan. 18 Youth Open Hang at The Spot. Kick off the new year with friends at the Miami Lakes Youth Center’s monthly hang out.  Kids ages 8-to-11 can enjoy food and games. Miami Lakes Youth Center, 6075 Miami Lakes Drive. 5:30 p.m. Free.  Jan. 18 Walk-thru...

Cultural Affairs Committee changes leadership

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, January 20, 2023

     Neill D. Robinson, the longtime chair of the Miami Lakes Cultural Affairs Committee, resigned from the volunteer position in December, citing business opportunities that would take time away from the group.      The town announced new leadership for the committee.      The chair is Felicia Salazar; Vice Chair is Madeline Santana and Secretary is Trinette Zarran.

Town of Miami Lakes, The Graham Companies offer Future Leaders Scholarships

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, January 20, 2023

     High school seniors may apply for Miami Lakes Future Leaders Scholarships.      Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who live in town.      The deadline to apply is April 7.       The application package should include an essay of up to 750 words that describes how the student hopes to make the world a better place.      ...

Helping Hands: The Public Safety Committee

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, January 19, 2023

     The Helping Hands column profiles the town’s 12 volunteer committees that promote various causes in Miami Lakes and help the town government serve the community.       Committee activities are funded by the town budget and by ticket sales from some events.  Committee Public Safety  Founded April 14, 2009 Chair Nancy Rogers Vice Chair Johnny Torres Members Omar Gonzalez,...

Miami Lakes veterans honored for military service

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, January 19, 2023

     U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Doral, awarded the Congressional Veteran Commendation to Miami Lakes veterans Christopher Valdes, retired Chief Petty Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard, and Hector Garcia Jr., retired Lt. Col. with the U.S. Air Force.      American Legion Post 144 Commander Gary Cardenas nominated  Valdes and Garcia Jr., who both belong to the legion.      ...
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