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...

Registered golf carts may cruise town streets

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, September 15, 2022

Golf carts aren’t just for the players at Miami Lakes Golf Club anymore.  Residents will have an opportunity to register their personal carts with the town’s new golf cart program, which will allow owners to ride in traffic.  Resident and Realtor JC Fernandez has owned a cart for two years and said being able to eventually use it most places in Miami Lakes is great.  “I do plan to legalize it with the...

The Pumpkin Patch returns in October

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, September 15, 2022

A Miami Lakes tradition happens every fall, when Hope Miami Lakes United Methodist Church welcomes children of all ages to its Pumpkin Patch. Ticket sales at the farm-like setting at the corner of Miami Lakes Drive and Ludlam Road fund the church’s community outreach and mission programs. The 24th Annual Pumpkin Patch will be held Oct. 1 – 31, from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 Monday – Thursday and cost $7 on...

Community Calendar through Oct. 3

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Monday, September 12, 2022

Please check the town’s Eventbrite pages for the latest information as events are subject to change. To register for activities, visit --Alexandra Herrera Sept. 14 Bingo Luncheon, Roberto Alonso Community Center, 16500 NW 87th Ave. 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Presented by the Elderly Affairs Committee. Register at Ages 60+, free. Sept. 14 Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Miami Lakes...

Town council candidates' forum set for Oct. 3

Government By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Monday, September 12, 2022

The seven candidates running for three seats on the Miami Lakes town council will appear at a forum on Oct.3. Three candidates are vying for outgoing Vice Mayor Jeffrey Rodriguez’s Seat 2:  Ray Garcia, Ian Anthony Medina and William Perez. Incumbents Josh Dieguez and Carlos O. Alvarez are trying to retain their positions on the dais. Dieguez, who is in Seat 4, is being challenged by Miguel Comesana. Alvarez represents Seat...

Levine Cava coming to Miami Lakes to discuss Miami-Dade County budget

Government By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava plans to appear in Miami Lakes this month for "Budget Conversations with Cava," a discussion with residents about the 2022-23 proposed budget. She will be at the Roberto Alonso Community Center on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Levine Cava plans to speak for about 90 minutes at the event that is set to begin at 6 p.m. Her talk will not be live-streamed. The center is at...
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