Town Council seeks solutions to mining issues

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, July 18, 2024

     The Town of Miami Lakes is making moves to lessen the impact of dynamite blasting of limestone upon property owners.       Next steps include forming a regional alliance and perhaps suing the state, which regulates the mining industry.      The Blasting Advisory Board presented to the council an 84-page opinion, with exhibits, about steps the town could take.    ...

Obituary: Merrett Stierheim, Miami Lakes’ first manager

Government By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, July 18, 2024

     Merrett Stierheim, the first town manager for Miami Lakes, died on July 7. He was 90.      Stierheim was a renowned professional manager of governments and organizations, credited with reforming scandal-plagued entities or providing stable leadership during troubled times, according to an obituary in The Miami Herald.      His service includes Supt. of Miami-Dade County Schools; manager...

Community Calendar

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, July 18, 2024

July 3 through Aug. 30  Play Program at the Miami Lakes Youth Center. The Miami Lakes Parks and Recreation Department has launched a new membership program for kids 5 - 13 at The Spot.  Kids can enjoy ping pong, air hockey, board games and more engaging activities under the watch of supervised staff.  Once children are members, they’re welcome to go to the center and enjoy the activities. Parents can sign...

Father’s Day Fishing Tournament lures anglers ages 6 - 75

Sports By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, July 18, 2024

     The Miami Lakes Cultural Affairs Committee held its annual Father Day’s Fishing Tournament on June 22 at Graham Dairy Lake. Bad weather forced postponement of the event for a week but that didn’t deter fathers and their kids from dropping lines into the water along Oak Lane.       Twenty-five fish were caught during the catch and release tournament, the committee said. Prizes -- medals...

Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce welcomes candidate for sheriff

Business By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, July 18, 2024

      Rosie Cordero-Stutz, Miami-Dade County Police Department assistant director of Investigative Services and a candidate for county sheriff, addressed over 50 business owners during the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon held June 10 at the Miami Lakes Hotel on Main.        Cordero-Stutz spoke about changes coming to the department’s command structure.    ...
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