NEWS FROM: Medley, Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens
CourtsThe Miami Herald , Mar 20
Michel Escoto, representing himself at trial, is accused of beating Wendy Trapaga to death in a scheme to collect $1 million in insurance.
The River Cities community once again united with great passion and determination for a common cause last weekend to celebrate life and figh... t cancer as a perfect combination of sunshine and breeze served as a perfect backdrop for all who attended the Relay For Life of Miami Springs/Virginia Gardens/Medley event on Curtiss Parkway just off the Circle.
Even though it was a regular season game and even though in the grand scheme of things the two teams will meet up in the district championsh... ip and possibly the regional playoffs, that still did not downplay the importance of last weeks game between the Miami Springs girls softball team and district rival Goleman as the Golden Hawks were looking to snap a four-game losing skid to the Gators.
A fascinating twist of fate came to a romantic conclusion recently when Tim Knigge and Susanne Medina were married at Curtiss Mansion in Mia... mi Springs. Their two mothers were co-workers at Eastern Airlines in the early 80s, lost touch after Eastern disbanded and were eventually reunited when their two kids met each other by shear happenstance 20 years later and fell in love.
Hialeah/Miami SpringsThe Miami Herald , Mar 17
Back in the 1960s and ‘70s, the Curtiss Pharmacy had everything a kid could ever want: candy, comic books and a real soda fountain.
Miami SpringsThe Miami Herald , Mar 17
To qualify, disabled people will have to be certified by the Social Security Administration.
After receiving information from a confidential informant, Miami Springs police investigated the allegations and subsequently arrested Luis ... Silva, 41, on March 3 for growing marijuana inside his cottage in the 200 block of Shadow Way. He was also cited for driving with a suspended license.
The parking lot behind IHOP at South Drive and Northwest 36th Street has been a favorite target of vehicle burglars for years because patron... s cant see their cars, many of which are loaded with valuable items and rented by tourists making for a quick in-an-out for smash-and-grab thieves. But that all came to an end on March 5 when Miami Springs police busted a pair thieves caught in the act.
Miami Springs will host a big celebration this weekend but we're not talking about the annual River Cities Festival which is still four week... s away. This Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. there will be a celebration of different sorts, a "Celebration of Life" when the annual Relay for Life event is held just off the Circle.
The Miami Springs council's first regular meeting in March last Monday night (March 10) ended in record time when, shortly after 8 p.m. Mayo... r Zavier Garcia banged his gavel ending things but not before the council addressed two major issues including the controversial noise ordinance.
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