2023 Year in Review

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, December 13, 2023

  Miami Lakes is a vibrant community with lots of news. Here are some of the big stories from 2023. Taxes       The town council set a historic property tax by choosing the rollback rate of $2.07 per $1,000 of a property’s taxable value.  The rate is among the lowest in Miami-Dade County and will generate the same tax revenue as in 2022-2023. Concerns that an austerity budget could mean no...

Tee to Green Golf tips

Sports By Mike Stern, Head Golf Professional, Miami Lakes Golf Club Friday, November 17, 2023

To chip well, it all begins with the setup   Everyone has heard the old golf saying: “drive for show, putt for dough.” It’s tough to score well on the golf course if your putting isn’t rock solid. And if you’re not chipping it well, you’re going to have a lot of long putts during your round. Working on chipping can be tedious. But it’s important. And if you, like many golfers,...

Sea Scouts finish 3rd in their first regatta

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, November 17, 2023

     Eight sailors from Sea Scouts Ship 144 competed in the Shake-A-Leg Miami Columbus Day Regatta.      The teams sailed on two Freedom class ships in Biscayne Bay off the coast of Coconut Grove, said Sean Schwinghammer, a mate with the scouts who are based in Miami Lakes.       One scout sailboat, the crew of ship #7 known as the Hammer Heads, sailed to a 3rd place finish in their...

Reindeer Run set for Dec. 9

Sports By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, November 16, 2023

     The Miami Lakes Veterans Committee is inviting runners of all ages and abilities to its Reindeer Run 5K on Saturday, Dec. 9.       Presented by Headquarter Toyota, the Reindeer Run 5K is a three-mile walk, jog or run through Business Park West.       The $35 registration fee will support veterans, the organizers said.       The race begins at Veterans...

A gift for youth sports

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, November 16, 2023

     Once again, Miami Lakes AutoMall and Chevrolet is a sponsor of the Optimist Club’s youth baseball league.      On Oct. 28, Fred Senra, partner at Miami Lakes AutoMall, met with the organization at the Optimist Park Clubhouse to donate a $1,500 check to the athletic program.       Shown in the photo from left are Jim Hamilton, Optimist Club board member, treasurer and director...
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