Miami Dade College North presents new programs

Featured By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, August 4, 2022

     Ahead of its 62nd anniversary on Sept. 6, Miami Dade College’s North Campus is looking to the future this fall by offering a multitude of new courses and the classic areas of study it is known for.     ...

Remembering a fallen soldier

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, August 4, 2022

    The Town of Miami Lakes co-named Northwest 143rd Street in honor of the late U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ofren Arrechaga.       The street is near Barbara Goleman Senior High School, from which Arrechaga, 28, was an alumnus.       Arrechaga grew up in Hialeah and lived in Clarksville, Tenn. He was a decorated soldier who was killed in action in Kunar Province, Afghanistan in...

Council reduces Optimist Park bond amount to $19.5 million

Government By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, August 4, 2022

    The Town of Miami Lakes has found a way to fund renovations to Miami Lakes Optimist Park with a less expensive bond offering.      Staff compared an engineering consultant’s cost estimates in the $25 million plan to prices the town already receives from vendors for some items.     The result was elimination of the second story in a concession stand that saved $691,000, and less expensive...

Community Calendar through Aug. 11

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, August 4, 2022

    Please check the town’s social media pages for last-minute updates. Register for events at toml.eventbrite.com.  July 22 - Aug. 14 Main Street Players present “Black Sheep.” A dark comedy by Lee Blessing at the Main Street Players’ theater, 6812 Main St. Shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30, $25 for students and seniors. For tickets, visit...

Review: Main Street Players’ “Black Sheep” is baffling but never dull

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, August 4, 2022

     The plot of the current Main Street Players’ production will have you wondering what is real and what is a dream – though at times it feels like a nightmare.       The cast tackles Lee Blessing’s “Black Sheep,” under the direction of Brandon Urrutia, a play told in one act and 21 scenes.       “Black Sheep” tells the story of Carl,...

Scene Around Town: Miami Lakers’ Views

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, August 4, 2022

      Jorge Padron, 70, walks every morning around Lake Patricia in Miami Lakes.  At sunrise on June 23, 2021, he was struck by the many colors in the sky that were reflected on the water.        Padron captured this image on his Apple iPhone without using a filter.        “That’s the way it looked,” said Padron, who works at Miami Lakes...
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