Council candidates respond to questions from The Miami Laker

Featured By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, September 30, 2022

Of the seven candidates running for town council seats in Miami Lakes, only four chose by 5 p.m. on Sept. 30 to fill out a questionnaire that describes their biographies and positions on town issues. If Carlos O. Alvarez, Josh Dieguez or Ian...

Miami Lakes Cultural Affairs Committee presents talk with bestselling author Alka Joshi

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Monday, September 19, 2022

     Fans of author Alka Joshi are in for a treat.      The New York Times bestselling author of “The Henna Artist” and “The Secret Keeper of Jaipur” will talk with readers via Zoom about her novels at Miami Lakes Town Hall on Oct. 6.       The audience will be able to enjoy light fare at this 90-minute, free event while Joshi takes questions about her stories of...

Miami Laker Ryan Hernandez makes ‘Save of the Year’

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Monday, September 19, 2022

    Ryan Hernandez, 17, of Miami Lakes, has won the Florida Youth Soccer Association’s “Save of the Year” award for his stop of a penalty kick.       The goalkeeper dove to his left to stop the ball with 10 minutes remaining in the Florida State Cup final in Auburndale, Fla. back in May.      His play preserved a one-goal lead for his Strikers Miami 2004 Elite club team...

Pets of Miami Lakes

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Monday, September 19, 2022

     Say hello to Maggie! She is a Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mix who has lived in the Lake Martha neighborhood with Marta Bermudez and Antonio Mendibur since July, when the couple moved to town.      Maggie, 8, came to Miami Lakes from Coconut Grove in search of beautiful sunsets over the water, Mendibur said.      “She always goes outside and looks at the ducks,” he...

All in a day’s work for Mayor Manny Cid

Government By Linda Trischitta, Editor Monday, September 19, 2022

      Miami Lakes Mayor Manny Cid likes to say he is a “working class mayor.” A partner at the Mayor’s Cafe in town, he often toils behind the grill. When wearing his mayoral hat, Cid likes to welcome new business owners to Miami Lakes and he’ll do what it takes to help promote them. He also attends opening ceremonies for sports teams and guides county and elected officials on tours around town to show...

Citizen’s Crime Watch gives award to Vivian Levy

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Monday, September 19, 2022

     Families in Miami Lakes whose loved ones have special needs know that Vivian Levy has their concerns at heart.       She is the former chair and currently is the vice chair of the town’s Special Needs Advisory Board.      And on Aug. 12, Citizens Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County recognized her with its Citizens Involvement Award.      Levy was nominated...
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