Gov. Scott awards Medals of Heroism

Community Monday, May 19, 2014

  Members of the Town Council attended a ceremony on April 28 where Florida Governor Rick Scott recognized several officers from Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami with Medals of Heroism. Miami Lakes Officer Edwin Ramos was honored for his participation in rescuing an unconscious man from a crashed vehicle. The event was held at Miami-Dade Police Department’s Northwest District station in Miami Lakes. Pictured (from left)...
  Miami Lakes Town councilmembers held their monthly meeting on May 13 and were expected to take action on one ordinance on first reading, several resolutions and discussing some new business matters. • Lawmakers were expected to give their initial approval for an ordinance requiring Miami Lakes to notify homeowners and condominium associations of proposed building and zoning projects within one mile of their boundaries....

Council accepts settlement on stalled Youth Center building; completion set for April 2015

Community By David Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  The Town of Miami Lakes and a surety bond company reached a settlement agreement for the unfinished youth center project following the original contractor’s default midway through construction of the facility. During a May 8 special meeting, the town accepted Bankers Insurance Company’s $757,789 offer to complete the youth center located at Picnic Park East adjacent to the Miami-Dade District One police station, more than...
  In honor of National Arbor Day, the Town of Miami Lakes held an Arbor Day Celebration on April 25 to commemorate the town’s tree canopy and to recognize the importance of planting trees in the community. As part of the event at Miami Lakes Picnic Park West, a Live Oak tree was planted by Mayor Wayne Slaton and Town Council members. Girl Scout Troop 263 participated in the event by reading a tree poem, and the town’s...

MLM's Legal Studies unveil classroom courtoom

Featured By R.A. Romero, The Miami Laker staff Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  It has been a little over ten years since Miami Lakes Middle School's Legal Department Head, Lisa DeYarza, first created the Legal Studies Magnet Program and led the founding class to first place in their first Project Citizen competition. Since then, DeYarza and her students have gone on to win multiple awards in various civic competitions including Project Citizen, Model United Nations, and District Mock Trial Competitions. Despite...
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