Our Neighborhoods: Eagle Nest Center

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Monday, December 20, 2021

     The Eagle Nest Center near Main Street in Miami Lakes is a two-story professional building that has banking, surgical, medical and dental tenants as well as a restaurant.      It is owned by The Graham Companies and was built in 2006.        The building, at 15517 NW 67th Ave., has a cream and yellow fa├žade with a barrel tile roof. It anchors the northeast corner of Eagle Nest Lane...

Town Topics: What is your Christmas wish?

Community By Erika Pesantes,Reporter Monday, December 20, 2021

Jennifer Malik, Montgomery, Ala., U.S. Army      “It would actually be for somebody else,” Jennifer Malik said. “It would be that my sister is able to buy her first home. She has two kids and she is a single parent.       “We’re very tight-knit and it would just mean a lot to me, because I know she’s been looking and it’s kind of hard with one...

Popular MLK-8 Math teacher retires

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Monday, December 20, 2021

     Janet Marie Johns DiDonna was so passionate about teaching mathematics to her students at Miami Lakes K-8 Center that they described her as “funny,” able to make “clear explanations” and “patient” and “positive,” too.      So said the proclamation from Miami Lakes Mayor Manny Cid that celebrated DiDonna’s 30-year teaching career.     ...

Miami Lakes Sports Shop shutters after 48 years

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Monday, December 20, 2021

     When Jim and Rosalyn Hamilton opened their Miami Lakes Sports Shop nearly five decades ago, she didn’t know a thing about sports or athletic gear.     “But I learned quickly,” former flight attendant Rosalyn Hamilton, 73, said about the business that she ran with staff for five years.      Jim Hamilton was torn between his full-time sales career with Exxon while working...

Dade Christian School revives soccer program

Sports By David L. Snelling, Reporter Monday, December 20, 2021

 To jumpstart its future, Dade Christian School’s soccer program looked to the past.      On hiatus since 2016, Dade Christian restarted the program this season and hired alumnus Marino Torrens, Jr. as its new head coach.      Torrens, 31, helped the Crusaders to a district championship during his senior season in 2008.        He was hired to help oversee the programs at...
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