The American Legion recognizes area students

Featured By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, July 3, 2024

 Each year, the American Legion presents awards to approximately 30,000 students for demonstrating character traits that the group calls American ideals: courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service.     ...

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...

Miami Lakes Library Programs

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

   The Miami-Dade County Library branch in Miami Lakes is offering classes.  Most events require preregistration and popular courses may fill up early.  Sign up in advance to avoid being shut out of classes.  To check availability, call the branch at 305-822-6520, email or sign up at Summer Reading Challenge - Adventure Begins at Your Library June 1 - Aug....

Pets of Miami Lakes

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

     Say hello to Charlie! The 4-year-old “Morkie” is a mix of Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese. He lives in Miami Lakes with Samantha Tamayo and her husband Alex Pabon.      Charlie weighs just 15 pounds, but in his heart, he’s a fierce protector of his home.      “He wants to be a guard dog,” Tamayo said. “But when the big dogs come up to him, he wants...

Rhythmic gymnastics athletes perform at summer show

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

      The Miami Lakes Athletic Club hosted the Summer Rhythmic Gymnastics Show and awards ceremony on June 7. The program featured solo performances and young athletes on seven teams. Instruction is led by Ana Roche, a member of the Cuban Rhythmic Gymnastics Olympic Team at age 14 before she arrived in the United States. Photos courtesy of the Athletic Club.