June 3 deadline to apply for Graham Companies’ college scholarships

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

     Students who need help paying for college may apply for The Graham Companies Scholarship, presented by the company and the Town of Miami Lakes and its Education Advisory Board.       Two $1,000...

Mater Lakes’ mock trial team places 5th in state

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, May 20, 2022

     Mater Lakes Academy’s Mock Trial team placed 5th in the High School Mock Trial Competition held March 31 – April 3 at the Justice Teaching Center at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.  They argued a civil lawsuit about whether environmental damage to a wildlife preserve was caused by farm fertilizer that may have ended up in a river shared by both parties. The team was one of 16 and the sole school from...

Workout: To do at home, in the gym or on the go

Sports By Ricky Ali, Personal Trainer, Miami Lakes Athletic Club Friday, May 20, 2022

    Let’s learn the back lunge with bicep curl.     This calisthenic will give you multiple benefits in one movement and will help firm your buttocks while you strengthen your biceps with weights. 1.  Grasp a pair of dumbbells in either hand, shown in the top photo at right. 2.  Step back and descend into a lunge. With a weight in each hand, complete a bicep curl. Maintain a straight back while...

BGEC Robocats win robotics contest

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, May 20, 2022

Bob Graham Education Center’s Robocats won 1st Place at the Middle School VEX IQ competition held at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition. The team placed first for their engineering interview, which shows their knowledge of their project, the school said. The team also received a 5th Place award for Team Alliance, which is when two robots work collaboratively to maximize their points. Robocats shown above from left are Logan...

Lawton Chiles 8th grader wins contest

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, May 20, 2022

Lawton Chiles Middle School student Vida Marrero placed 1st in the 2022 Homeless Trust’s Sensitivity Poster and Essay Contest. Vida, who is in the eighth grade, is shown above at left with her art teacher, Lilian Gonzalez.  Vida’s work along with that of three other winners will be permanently displayed at area homeless shelters. Vida and the other young artists were scheduled to be recognized at an April 29 board meeting...

Pets of Miami Lakes

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, May 20, 2022

    Here’s Lola!     The 4-year-old Papillon lives in Royal Oaks in Miami Lakes with Cheryl Hall and her grandchildren, Jayden Gilbert, 16; Jordyn Gilbert, 7 and Kioja Turner, 9.      “She’s the boss,” Cheryl Hall said of the 12- pound pup. “And she’s a snackaholic. Anything you have, she wants.”      Hall said Lola is...
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