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.      ...

M-Dade Rescue welcomes Air Rescue pilot Kalynn Cresse

Community Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) has welcomed its first female Air Rescue pilot – Kalynn Cresse. The 25-year-old joined the crew of elite pilots that fly the Bell 412EP MDFR Air Rescue helicopter. Cresse started flying helicopters at the age of 18, financing her way through ground school flight training, the fire academy obtaining a State of Florida Firefighter Certification, and become licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)...
  Girl Scouts of Miami Lakes-based Troop 248 took on a new challenge perfectly suited to their Florida roots. They all learned to surf at Cocoa Beach, Florida, in October. Under the leadership of troop leader Adriana Schwinghammer, the girls had been planning this adventure for some time. They camped in tents in an ocean front park for two days, and had scheduled quality instructors to come and teach them. The woman-run surf company,...

Water Matters: Modernization plan to pay for itself in years to come

Community By Jennifer L. Skold, Special to the Laker Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  The holiday season is in full swing and many of us have checklists of things that must get done – presents to buy and wrap, cards to send, and family and friends to visit. This time of year also allows many of us to pause and reflect on what has happened over the previous 365 days as well as plan for a brighter future. The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) is no different. In 2013, WASD began a 15- to 20-year project...

The Station Scene: Avoid being a target

Community By Cristina Armand, Fire Rescue Dept., Special to The Miami Laker Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Avoid Being a Target at the Mall There is no denying that the Holidays are here. The further we get into December, the crazier the stores seem to get. After all, this is the time of year when people are on a quest for the perfect gift for their families and friends. We can get so wrapped up in checking gifts off of to-do list that we get tunnel vision without stopping to think about what is going on around us. Every holiday season we hear...
  Monsignor Edward Pace High School’s varsity boys basketball team has started their season 5-0, including winning their first and second district games against Mater Lakes High School 99-81 and La Salle Catholic High School 95-90. They have done this by using an up-tempo “run and gun” style of play. The "Runnin’ Spartans" average almost 100 shots per game, with almost half of those being 3 point attempts....
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