Miami Dade College North presents new programs

Featured By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, August 4, 2022

     Ahead of its 62nd anniversary on Sept. 6, Miami Dade College’s North Campus is looking to the future this fall by offering a multitude of new courses and the classic areas of study it is known for.     ...

Our Neighborhoods: Miami Lakes Upper East Side

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, June 30, 2022

     This is the third story in an ongoing series on the Upper East Side neighborhood.     Traveling south through Miami Lakes’ upper east side neighborhood, there are several blocks of relatively new office spaces and two sets of warehouses. The businesses along Northwest 59 Avenue near Northwest 164 Street have views of Lake Ruth.       The mix of companies include Educational...

Town to create tax calculator for Optimist Park municipal bonds

Government By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, June 30, 2022

     The Town of Miami Lakes is preparing to ask voters on Nov. 8 to approve a $25 million municipal bond offering to fund improvements at Optimist Park.      To help property owners better understand how paying for the bonds will affect their tax bills, the town is preparing a search engine that it hopes to launch in August.       “Residents can plug in either their address or their...

Athletic fields closed until mid-August

Sports By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, June 30, 2022

     Residents who wish to use the athletic fields at Royal Oaks Park, 16500 NW 87 Ave., or Miami Lakes Optimist Park, 6411 NW 162 St., will have to wait until Aug. 15.       The Town of Miami Lakes closed areas in both parks on June 30 so that maintenance could be performed.       Residents may still use the lower bowls at Royal Oaks Park or the green spaces north of the basketball...

Council approves golf course plan

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, June 30, 2022

    The Miami Lakes town council has approved the $110 million plan for The Residences & Shops on NINE, a project at the landmark Miami Lakes Golf Course.      The golf course will remain open for play during construction.      Demolition of the shuttered Miami Lakes Hotel and Golf site (formerly Hotel Indigo), Shula’s Steak House and the clubhouse at Miami Lakes Drive and Northwest...

Who’s Who in Miami Lakes: Gary Cardenas

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, June 30, 2022

     Gary Cardenas says he’s retired, but he really isn’t.  The Palm Springs North resident, 79, worked in banking for 37 years.  Currently he is supervisor for the Town of Miami Lakes’ school crossing guard force.       While wearing a neon green vest and protecting kids from traffic as they make their way to school, he is rewarded with hugs from his young charges.  ...
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