A much-anticipated showdown game between the undefeated 6-0 Miami Springs football team and the 5-1 American Patriots, also undefeated in district play, turned out to be anything but as the Golden Hawks played their worst half of football to date this season, leading to a 33-14 defeat.
They came, they mingled, they danced. They are the people of SAAM, or the Social Active Adult Ministry at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Virginia Gardens who meet once a month and most recently got together on Oct. 11.
One of the charms of living in the River Cities area has been the quaint, hometown atmosphere of the neighborhood schools. However, the public schools in Miami Springs just took a hit which means local families did, too as a number of very valuable and loved teachers were recently surplussed out.
The Miami Springs council meeting on Monday night, Oct. 13 was short on time but big on business. It was the first regular meeting of the new fiscal year and lasted just over an hour, but there was time to give City Manager Ron Gorland a Vote of Confidence, and sign the new police contract.
In conjunction with Homecoming, Miami Springs Senior High held a special commemorative parade honoring its 50th Anniversary last week on Dove Avenue in front of the school and leading the parade was a float (pickup truck) with the grand marshall, longtime social studies teacher Hayward Randolph, who is retiring after 45 years at the school.
A terrific festive night filled with Homecoming activities, a 50th Anniversary parade across Dove Avenue the day before, and a gather of football alumni dating all the way back to the early 70s nearly all got ruined last Friday night.
The Miami Springs football team's perfect record nearly got blemished last Friday night when the Hawks hosted Goleman at Milander Stadium on Homecoming night. But, thanks to some heroics from receiver/kick returner/defensive back Johnny Rembert, the Hawks managed to pull out a 27-21 victory to move their record to 6-0 and set up a big district showdown with American this Friday night.
Look at their 13-2 record as they head into the final week of their regular season and you would never know that two months ago the girls volleyball program at Miami Springs High School was up in the air and in total disarray.
A Town of Medley council meeting that was moving along at a pretty good pace came to a grinding halt last Monday night when a possible important issue was brought up, that being mosquitoes and what to do about them along with the service company currently employed by the town.
Since the day they were born just over 25 years ago, the only life twin sisters Tiffany and Eileen Gomez have known is their life at Vito’s Bakery. So when their father, Vito Gomez, passed away last January, selling off the business was never an option, and the two girls have taken on the daunting task of running the business themselves to honor their father.
While many Miami Springs churches have preschools during the day and Bible studies or meetings during the evening, the Miami Springs Baptist Church is even more busy during the week as it serves as a host venue for a homeschooling group every Tuesday night.
Chad Carr is my 4-year-old grandson, the youngest of my daughter Tammi and her husband Jason’s three boys who live in Michigan. Chad has an inoperable malignant tumor in his brain, discovered three days before his birthday, and he needs your help.