Dedicated school volunteer steps down after 20 years

Featured By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, May 19, 2022

     Adriana Schwinghammer is about to retire from a job where her sole reward is the gratification of a job well done.       And she’s been at it – as a volunteer at Miami Lakes K-8 Center ...

Financial gift kickstarts town's Sports Hall of Fame

Sports By David L. Snelling Friday, August 2, 2013

Miami Lakes’ plans to honor former professional coaches and athletes who played sports or participated at the Miami Lakes Optimist Club got a big financial boost from a local business man who donated money to jump start the initiative. Rudy Hernandez, CEO of Nu World Title Company, presented the town with a $2,500 check to help offset expenses for the Miami Lakes Sports Hall of Fame to be housed at the new Miami Lakes Optimist...

Respect Life Ministry's Pregnancy Help Center hosts benefit on Sept. 28

Community By R.A. Romero, The Miami Laker staff Friday, August 2, 2013

   Respect Life Ministry Pregnancy Help Center, located in Miami Lakes, is one of many Florida branches whose primary goal is to assist people involved in a crisis pregnancy, be it financial or physical. The organization also offers different programs intended to assist families during pregnancy and after birth with infants up to 12 months as well as adoption planning and post-abortion counseling programs open to men and women...

Town hosts Hawaiian Luau for seniors

Community By The Miami Laker staff Friday, July 19, 2013

Hundreds of senior citizens dressed in Hawaiian-inspired floral shirts and dresses attended Miami Lakes annual Senior Luau on June 29 at the Royal Oaks Park Community Center. The event was hosted by the Town of Miami Lakes and its Elderly Affairs Committee. Food was provided by El Pimiento Restaurant and seniors were able to enjoy the music while playing games and winning raffle prizes.

Town named as All-America City Runner-Up

Community By The Miami Laker staff Friday, July 19, 2013

The Town of Miami Lakes was honored as an All-America City Finalist and Runner-Up in Denver, Colorado, from June 13-16, by the National Civic League. The prestigious award recognized the 20 most successful municipalities in the country, measured by innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and cross sector collaboration. The All-America City Award is the oldest community recognition program in the nation. The town was honored for...

Acosta Tractors gets 154 St. expansion award

Community By The Miami Laker staff Friday, July 19, 2013

At the July 9 Town Council meeting, lawmakers awarded a contract to Acosta Tractors for the long awaited lane expansion of N.W. 154 Street between N.W. 84 and 87 avenues. The project consists of expanding the roadway from two lanes to four lanes, drainage improvements, roadway resurfacing, striping and installation of new lighting. Presently, Acosta Tractors is the contractor working on construction to open N.W. 87 Avenue from N.W. 154 to...