How to request a vote-by-mail ballot

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, May 17, 2024

     Voters who cast their ballots by mail must make an annual request for the paperwork.      The deadline to ask for one is Aug. 8 for the Aug. 20 Primary Election and Oct. 24 for the Nov. 5 General Election.      Voters will be able to choose new town council members as well as the next president of the United States.      A voter may make a single request to receive...

It’s time for hurricane prep, sales tax breaks

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, May 17, 2024

     Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30.       When a storm is approaching, remember to top up on cash, gas and gas: Cash since card readers may not work after a storm, gasoline for your auto and propane gas for your grill.      Go to FloridaDisaster.Org to get a checklist for your kit.      The state will offer two periods to stock up on hurricane...

Maurits Acosta wins PTA award, $10,000 college scholarship

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, May 17, 2024

      Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School junior Maurits Acosta attended the United States Senate Youth Program in Washington D.C. in March.       One of two students chosen to represent the state of Florida, he was among 103 students from around the county. He worked with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami and Sen. Rick Scott, R-Naples.       A week of intensive studies provided...

Graham Hospitality wins Community Service prize at 28th Annual Inn Key Awards

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, May 17, 2024

 The 28th Annual Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association presented the Hotel Community Service Award to The Graham Companies’ Hospitality Division during the Inn Key Awards luncheon held April 23rd at the InterContinental Miami hotel.      The recognition during the industry gathering was significant for The Graham Companies because it’s when hospitality, corporate, and government leaders celebrate...

Miami Lakes celebrates the life of U.S. Senator, Florida Governor Bob Graham

Community By Linda Trischitta and Alexandra Herrera Friday, May 17, 2024

Hundreds of friends, colleagues meet for memorable day        The celebration of Bob Graham’s life was a tribute to a decent man, a devoted husband, father and grandfather who as a governor and U.S. senator, was also a statesman and a role model for politicians today.      The stories shared were a history lesson about state and national politics and how one unique man with humble ways showed...
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