Congressional Art Competition deadline is April 22

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

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, is accepting submissions for the annual Congressional Art Competition.      The deadline is April 22 and winners will be chosen May 8.      The competition is for high school students, but 7th and 8th graders’ work would be accepted for consideration if their school is within the district and it shares a campus with upper classes.      The...

Veterans Committee extends application deadline, adds category for scholarship

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, April 3, 2024

    The Miami Lakes Veterans Committee is offering scholarships to students who are descendants of veterans.       The committee will consider children of veterans who live in town as well as grandchildren, a new category, when reviewing applications.      It has also extended the deadline by a month: Applications will be accepted through May 3.       The scholarships...

Council recognizes Keyes Miami Lakes for ethics, charity

Business By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, April 3, 2024

The Miami Lakes town council honored The Keyes Company of Miami Lakes for its 25th anniversary and for staff and company fundraising efforts on behalf of the Jesse L. McCrary, Jr. Elementary School, feeding the hungry and for cancer research.      “The owner is a great example in our community, who is not only a friend but somebody who has done amazing work in the town of Miami Lakes and somebody who showcases what...

Chamber of Commerce hosts employment law experts at luncheon

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, April 3, 2024

 Lawyers Gloria M.Garcia and Suhaill M. Morales, who are members of the Miami Lakes Bar Association, briefed the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce about employment law during the business group’s luncheon on March 13.The attorneys discussed various scenarios and legal pitfalls when hiring or firing employees, and addressed workers compensation and contractors, too.       Business owners asked questions and...

Loving Soles Shoe Drive for Camillus House is underway

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

     Students with Barbara Goleman Senior High School’s Law Honor Society stand on March 19 with more than 300 pairs of footwear to be donated in the annual Loving Soles Shoe Drive organized by Miami Lakes Town Clerk Gina Inguanzo on behalf of Camillus House in Miami.      Shown from left are Ysabella Lantigua; Gabriela Mauri; Hailie Prieto; Maria Torres and Law Honor Society Sponsor Ana M....
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