What do you get when you combine nine energetic adventure seeking children, six creative and dedicated mothers, and one summer in Miami? You get the Summer Love’n Playgroup and this group of Miami Springs moms and their children said goodbye to summer with a Labor Day celebration.
Although Father Jose N. Alfaro has been serving at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church for 15 months, he was considered the administrator. However, on Sunday, Sept. 7 he was officially appointed pastor, much to the delight of parishoners.
A knife-wielding 52-year-old man allegedly tried to rob another man in the parking lot of Office Depot, 3600 NW 42nd Ave., on Sept. 6, but Miami Springs Police officers were so close that the suspect was in custody within minutes.
Most everyone knows of Washington Redskins star wide receiver Santana Moss for his football talents, having grown up locally in South Florida and played football at the University of Miami. But what very few know is that 13 years ago he established the Santana Moss Foundation, a group that helps give back to local communities in South Florida and one of those communities will now be the Town of Medley.
The new Miami Springs pool is being billed as “resort style.” It includes oversized decks, lots of cabanas, and lounge chairs. Preliminary drawings make it look like something that would fit perfectly on South Beach.
There were no empty seats in the council chamber last Monday night, Sept. 8 when the regular Miami Springs council meeting was held as local citizens, stirred up over pool design due to a series of emails and postings on MiamiSprings.com by Nestor Suarez, showed up to voice their opinion.
Hosting a much-improved Hialeah Gardens team from years past, the Miami Springs Golden Hawks staggered around slightly in the first half before opening things up in the second half and cruised to a 44-0 rout of the Gladiators last Saturday night at Milander Stadium and are out of the gate with a 2-0 start.
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Plastic bags can do more than just carry groceries. A few local Miami Springs residents have upcycled unwanted plastic bags into useful mats for the homeless. Local mat makers have brought the phrase “reduce, reuse and recycle” to life and they’re looking for others who would like to join in making a difference.
Richard Nixon was still in his first term in the White House, Watergate was nothing more than the name of a hotel in Washington and a young coach by the name of Don Shula had just been named the new boss of the Miami Dolphins. That’s also when a 23-year-old young man named Hayward Randolph walked through the front door of Miami Springs High School to start teaching and where he still resides today, 44 years later.
Not that there was ever much doubt of the outcome or that he was seriously threatened, but it was still a celebratory mood last week in the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral when Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz celebrated his election to a fourth consecutive term and was joined by members of the Medley and Virginia Gardens council.
For the first time in history Little Women 2: Wrath of the Undead was performed and it happened on Miami Springs' very own stage as Pelican Playhouse put on the show as part of its Summer Recital, 2014.
One week after a Kickoff Classic loss to North Miami Beach and what could be considered a less-than-optimistic outlook for the 2014 season from Miami Springs High School football coach Darryel Bethune, Hawks fans got quite a pleasant surprise last week when their team upset Hialeah in the season opener to win the Mayor's Cup Trophy back for the first time since 2007.
When do water and ice catch on like wildfire? When it’s the “Ice Bucket Challenge" and our own River Cities area residents have been keen to step up for the frigid soak including the folks at All Angels Academy, all for a good cause.
Miami Springs Police responded to a hoax call on Sunday, Aug. 24 around 5 p.m. and the threat was serious enough to warrant bringing in backup from several agencies as a caller said he shot someone inside a home in the 200 block of Reinette Drive.
If there was any doubt that Miami Springs was getting a new Aquatic Center before last Monday, it went away when the council voted 5-0 at their regular meeting to approve the design concept. The consulting firm Bermello Ajamil & Partners (B&A) was given the go-ahead with the design/bidding process, and if all goes right, groundbreaking will take place in April 2015.
WIth an upcoming election in November, Florida Governor Rick Scott made the town of Medley part of his whistle-stop campaign tour last week when he dropped by La Cosecha Restaurant for a little breakfast and Cuban coffee.
Coming off a historic season a year ago that saw them make the state playoffs for the first time in 18 years, one might think that the bar would be set even higher and expectations even more exciting for the Miami Springs Golden Hawks football team. But, as the 2014 season sits on the horizon with their regular season opener against Hialeah set for this Thursday night, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at Milander Stadium, things arenâ™t nearly as rosy as one might think.