Pizzi settlement is done, Miami Lakes town attorney tells council

Featured By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, June 13, 2024

Miami Lakes will pay former Mayor Michael Pizzi $1.625 million for legal fees for his defense in a federal criminal case, a decision that ends a decade of courtroom battles and payments to lawyers. After a jury found in 2014 that Pizzi was not...

Fields in town parks closed for turf maintenance until mid-August

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, June 5, 2024

     The Town of Miami Lakes will begin its annual summer maintenance of the turf on athletic fields at Royal Oaks Park and Miami Lakes Optimist Park.       From June 9 through  Aug. 12, residents will not have access to the turf spaces at either park.       Parks will remain open with limited access. One field may be left open at Optimist Park on a rotating...

Town Topics: Congrats, high school grads! What are your plans?

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Ashley Bu  Will attend Florida International University, Honors College       “After graduating high school, I plan to go to college to [earn] a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, because I want to be on a pre-med track to be a pediatrician,” Ashley Bu said.  Nicholas Lebeña Will attend Florida State University       “I plan to study...

Community Calendar

Featured By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, June 5, 2024

  Register at TOML.eventbrite.com for town events.  June 7 Make Sandbags. Kids ages 12 to 17 can sign up to fill sandbags used to prevent flooding and earn community service hours. Volunteers should wear sneakers, a hat and sunblock and bring water. Royal Oaks Park, 16500 NW 87th Ave. 9 a.m. to noon.  June 7 - June 23 “No Cojas Lucha” at the Main Street Players Join the Main Street Players for the third show...

Miami Lakes Library Programs

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, June 5, 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 truglioj@mdpls.org or sign up at https://bit.ly/3Wnp6tC. Summer Reading Challenge - Adventure Begins at Your Library  June 1 - Aug....

Ribbon Cutting: Ernie’s Acai Bowls

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, June 5, 2024

     The Town of Miami Lakes, its Economic Development Committee and the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 9 to welcome Ernie’s Acai Bowls. The new restaurant is in the Royal Oaks Plaza, at 15468 NW 77th Court. Owner Andrew Platt serves Acai frozen fruit bowls with a variety of toppings, as well as smoothies made from the berries that grow on acai palm trees, and coffees and...
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