State Senator Rene Garcia (R-Hialeah) continues his "Taking Care of Business in District 38" program with a stint as an integrated therapist for a day at the Angels Reach Foundation, Inc., 17689 NW 78 Ave, in Palm Springs North. Fans of the Senator's Facebook page and subscribers to his newsletter chose the profession of child therapist from among a few others including factory worker, graphic designer, librarian assistant and...

Town salutes principal's lifesaving actions

Community Friday, December 27, 2013

  Miami Lakes resident Rene Rovirosa, the principal at Mater Lakes Academy, was recognized at the December Town Council meeting for saving the life of 15-year-old sophomore Devon Octave. While in wrestling practice, Octave collapsed and went into sudden cardiac arrest. Rovirosa began performing CPR. When fire fighter paramedics arrived at the scene, the student had stopped breathing and his pulse was lost. He was clinically dead for...

Miami Lakes Start Smart program begins Jan. 7

Sports Friday, December 27, 2013

  Miami Lakes announced the new start date for the Start Smart Development Program. Over 100 children, ages 3 to 5 years, have participated in the sports development program over the past several years. The proven instructional program prepares children for the world of organized sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Parents work together with their children in a supportive environment to learn all of the...
  The Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce will kick off the new year by motivating its members. The organization’s guest speaker is motivational speaker Dr. Gayle Carson, who will spread words of wisdom at the Chamber’s first luncheon of the new year, Wednesday, January 8, at Shula’s Hotel. Carson was born in Albany, NY and showed managerial promise even at the tender age of three.  While performing a somersault in...

Cong. Mario Diaz-Balart visits Mater Lakes Academy

Education Friday, December 27, 2013

  U.S. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart recently honored students at Mater Lakes Academy for recording perfect scores on the FCAT. He also recognized principal Rene Rovirosa for saving the life of student Devon Octave, who went into cardiac arrest on October 31. Diaz-Balart is joined by students Mercedes Ferreira-Dias, Ana Otero, Gillian Peraza, Nya Segura-Watson, Mateo Alzate, Adhm Farid and Rovirosa.
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