Options to recycle Christmas trees

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, January 6, 2023

   Miami-Dade County says Christmas trees -- clean and without decorations -- may be disposed of in three ways: --Drop trees off at a trash and recycling center. The closest one to town is at 7870 NW 178th St. in Palm Springs North. It’s open daily from 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. --Curbside tree collection will happen from Jan. 11 - Jan. 22 and from Jan. 25 - Feb. 5. Trees will be collected on Wednesdays, Saturdays and...

Town seeks leaders for the Youth Council

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, January 5, 2023

     The Town of Miami Lakes Youth Council is seeking young leaders who want to make a difference in their community.       The Youth Council is accepting applications for new members. The council meets once a month to discuss the progress of the youth center; propose field trip destinations, community service events and future programming, the town said.      Students in middle school...

MLK Holiday is Jan. 16

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, January 5, 2023

      The federal holiday to observe the birth of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is Jan. 16.       In honor of the slain civil rights leader, it will be a public school holiday for students and employees in Miami-Dade County.      Miami Lakes Town Hall will be closed, too.         It is also a holiday for the stock exchanges, banks and federal offices such as the...

Commissioner Rene Garcia is Career Day speaker at BGEC

Featured By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, January 5, 2023

     Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sen. Rene Garcia was a Career Day speaker for advanced eighth-grade students at Bob Graham Education Center in Miami Lakes.        Garcia visited the school on Dec. 16 to describe his upbringing, how he became a politician, the obstacles he faced and the duties of public service.      “He used his story as a motivator for the students to be able...

Mayor Manny Cid addresses Chamber of Commerce

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, January 5, 2023

     The Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce ended the year with guest speaker Mayor Manny Cid.       Cid shared the town’s accomplishments with 80 local business owners at the Miami Lakes Hotel on Main.       “This past year was a great year for our community,” Cid said during the luncheon on Dec. 14. “We broke ground on the largest infrastructure improvement...
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