Parking on swale along NW 170th St. draws scrutiny from councilman, residents and police

Featured By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, February 16, 2024

      The quarter-mile walking trail along Northwest 170th Street is bordered by a canal on the south side and what has become an illegal parking lot on the swale on the north side.       A resident’s...

Town officials address Chamber of Commerce

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, February 29, 2024

     Two council members for the Town of Miami Lakes have a lot in common: As youngsters in Hialeah, they would drive through town and wish they could live here.     They shared their backgrounds and hopes for business development with the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 14.    “I’m basically living the dream,” said Councilman Ray Garcia, who is a health insurance agent and...

Veronica Fabricio serves as a Page at the state Capitol

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, February 29, 2024

     Veronica Fabricio served as a page in the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee in February when her father, Fla. Rep. Tom Fabricio, R-Miami Lakes, was working with other elected officials during the legislative session.       Veronica, 11, joined her father during the week of Feb. 12. The sixth grader led the Pledge of Allegiance on Feb. 15, her father said.      The...

BGEC students score at Robotics contest

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, February 29, 2024

     Bob Graham Education Center’s robotics teams showed off their skills during a contest at Miami Dade College’s North Campus. At the Feb. 3 SECME Competition hosted by Miami-Dade County School’s science and math department, three BGEC teams took 1st place in two events and won 2nd place in one category.       The University of Florida created a SECME program (which focuses on science,...

Veterans Committee offers scholarships for education

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, February 29, 2024

   The Miami Lakes Veterans Committee is offering scholarships to students who are the children of veterans. The scholarships will help pay tuition for students who are planning to attend college, a trade school or a profession-based program.       Scholarship applications will be accepted through April 3. Money for the scholarship was collected from the 2023 Reindeer Run 5K, presented in December by...

Community Calendar

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, February 29, 2024

 Register at TOML.eventbrite.com for town events. Feb. 28 Coffee with a Cop. Come enjoy a coffee and a chat with officers from the Miami-Dade Police Dept.’s Miami Lakes Division. McDonald’s, 7435 Miami Lakes Drive. 8:30 a.m. Free.  Feb. 29 HELP (Health Emergency Life Protection) Class Miami-Dade Fire Rescue teaches basic lifesaving skills such as adult and pediatric, hands-only CPR; early stroke recognition;...
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