37th Annual Main Street Festival of Lights

Featured By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, November 30, 2022

     The Aguirre Obando family of Pembroke Pines and Miami Lakes have enjoyed the Main Street Festival of Lights so much that they brought a relative visiting from Costa Rica to the 37th annual event.      ...

With eyes on 2024, four candidates already seeking council seats

Government By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, December 2, 2022

The ballot machines used in the Nov. 8 Miami Lakes election have barely cooled and campaign signs are gone from lawns, but already four residents have started the process of running for town council in 2024. Council seats 1, 3 and 5 will be open in 2024, along with the Mayor’s seat. Those who have either filed paperwork or are in the process of doing so are Juan Carlos Fernandez, Mario O. Pinera, Jr.;...

Gators support Giving Gators

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, December 1, 2022

     Members of the Barbara Goleman Senior High School National Honor Society collected travel-size toiletries in November for 200 care packages, on behalf of children whose housing is unstable. The non-profit organization Giving Gators will distribute the packages to students participating in Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Project UP-START.       Shown in the photo from left are...

Basketball bragging rights

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, December 1, 2022

      The Town of Miami Lakes triumphs 79 - 61 over the City of Hialeah in a charity basketball game to benefit the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative. Virtutem Populo founder Maurits Acosta, a sophomore at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High whose civics group organized the event, said $7,417.08 was raised for the Miami Lakes non-profit that helps women get breast cancer screenings and other...

Community Calendar through Dec. 19

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, December 1, 2022

Dec. 3 Mrs. Claus Book Reading. The Miami Lakes Cultural Affairs Committee is bringing Mrs. Claus to the Main Street Players Theater for a fun holiday storytime. Main Street Playhouse, 6812 Main St. 12 p.m. Free.  Dec. 9 Senior Bingo Luncheon. Join the Miami Lakes Elderly Affairs Committee for its monthly bingo game. Enjoy lunch and an opportunity to win prizes at this fun event for residents 60+. Roberto...

Town Topics: Main Street business owners, what are your plans for the holidays?

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, December 1, 2022

Danny Nieves  Board Vice President, Main Street Players Board,  Aventura     “Thanksgiving, I’m going to spend it with my nuclear family, my mom, my sisters and my dad,” Danny Nieves said. “During Christmas and the New Year, I’m going to L.A. to visit a buddy of mine who lives out there. This is the first year since 2019 that I’m traveling during the...
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