Boy Scouts complete leadership course

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, July 3, 2024

     Boy Scouts from the Miami Lakes area attended a BSA National Youth Leadership Training Program in March held at Camp Elmore in Davie.      Over six days and five nights, the scouts learned advanced corporate team building; leadership and critical thinking and management skills, which they will bring back to their troops.     Fifty young people from Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties...

Pets of Miami Lakes

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, July 3, 2024

     Gino and Jack are two lucky felines. They were foster kittens who Marie and Harold Korenstein met through Adopt A Stray, Inc.      Though they aren’t blood brothers, they act like it sometimes, especially when a random invader such as a cockroach or lizard appears in the couple’s Miami Lakes home.      That’s when the cats imitate a SWAT team and take down the offender,...

The American Legion recognizes area students

Featured By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, July 3, 2024

 Each year, the American Legion presents awards to approximately 30,000 students for demonstrating character traits that the group calls American ideals: courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service.      Young people in elementary, middle and high schools and at colleges are chosen by faculty for the Legion’s School Medal Award Program, said Gary Cardenas, commander of American Legion Post 144...

Author with Miami Lakes ties publishes first children’s book

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, July 3, 2024

    Like many authors do, Jackie Morera drew from her own life when writing her first book, “Abuelo’s Flower Shop.”       Morera, 34, grew up in Miami Lakes. Her grandfather’s flower stand in Miami inspired her tale of Elena, a little girl who is finally old enough to help her grandfather sell his flowers.       “I would visit my abuelos (grandparents) when...

After the fire: Latin American Grill offers free Cuban espresso on July 4th

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, July 3, 2024

The Latin American Grill in Miami Lakes will give customers a taste of what’s to come on July 4th. That’s when the restaurant’s ventanita will reopen and owner Reny Gonzalez and his devoted team will give away free shots of Cuban espresso, from 4:30 p.m. to sunset. “We’ll be able to serve the people who park here and walk to [Veterans Park] for the fireworks,” Gonzalez said. His landmark café has...
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