June 3 deadline to apply for Graham Companies’ college scholarships

Featured By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, May 19, 2022

     Students who need help paying for college may apply for The Graham Companies Scholarship, presented by the company and the Town of Miami Lakes and its Education Advisory Board.       Two $1,000...

Town council reviews boat storage

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, May 19, 2022

     The Town of Miami Lakes is considering whether municipal code that regulates boat storage on residential properties is being fairly applied to all residents.      Currently, watercraft storage is limited to inside garages with the door closed.      However, about 100 property owners who had vessels at incorporation in 2000 and registered with the town prior to Jan. 18,  2005 are...

Obituary: Mark I. Richman, founder of the Beverly Hills Cafe chain

Obituaries By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, May 19, 2022

     Mention the Beverly Hills Café among friends and the conversation quickly turns to the Miami Lakes restaurant’s famed honey yeast rolls.      Baked fresh daily, they were the creation of restaurant founder Mark Ivan Richman.      Richman, 68, of Coconut Grove, died April 16 from a rare disease, his family said.      The Miami...

Miami Lakes council races draw five candidates

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, May 19, 2022

      Five candidates have filed with the town clerk in the Town of Miami Lakes to compete for three council seats in the Nov. 8 election. Two seats are currently held by incumbents who are seeking reelection:  Carlos O. Alvarez and Josh Dieguez. The third seat is held by Vice Mayor Jeffrey Rodriguez who is not seeking another term. The qualifying period for the race is July 25 - Aug. 23. Carlos O. Alvarez’s photo...

La Strega Cucina Italiana & Steakhouse brings fine dining to Miami Lakes

Community By Erika Pesantes, reporter Thursday, May 19, 2022

    White tablecloths, red roses and a wine cellar stocked with about 1,000 bottles at La Strega Cucina Italiana & Steakhouse may suggest the upscale Miami Lakes restaurant caters to a mature crowd.       But owner Milena Salazar lights up as she talks about some of her more diminutive diners, and says children are welcome, too.       Salazar is not worried about kids marking...

Dedicated school volunteer steps down after 20 years

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, May 19, 2022

     Adriana Schwinghammer is about to retire from a job where her sole reward is the gratification of a job well done.       And she’s been at it – as a volunteer at Miami Lakes K-8 Center  – for two decades.       Schwinghammer, 52, of Miami Lakes -- the mother of Broderick, 25, Chloe, 22, and Aiden, 14, with her husband Sean Schwinghammer – has...
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