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graphi9Considering this is the racing weekend in South Florida its only fitting that we stumbled across this story about the Marion Edwards Memorial — and with it a piece of Hialeah racing history. The race, now taking place at New Smyrna Speedway, was first held at Hialeah Speedway on October 1969 and continued each year through 2004. Sadly, the speedway closed in 2005 and its location now is home to big box retailers and smaller shops. The only sign the location was ever home to a speedway is now a mural inside Applebee’s.
But the memories are alive and well, and will be on display, albeit rather far away. This Saturday all drivers are welcome to bring their memories of Hialeah and share them with their fellow drivers and the fans during the The Marion Edwards Memorial which was brought back when a group decided to reunite Hialeah drivers.
Its a shame the reunion won’t take place in Hialeah on a weekend when racing is already in the air.


Hialeah Hospital is now sporting a brand new operating room. Yesterday’s Miami Herald reported the hospital has completed a $12 million makeover of its operating room. The new facility, unveiled yesterday, features nine operating suites, 12 new recovery rooms, and a new family waiting area and consultation room.
A 378-bed acute care Tenet hospital, Hialeah has served central to north Miami-Dade since 1951 and features an award-winning Weight Loss Surgery Program which is rate Five Stars and Number-One in Florida by HealthGrades®.

Today’s a day of remembrance, a day to say thank you to all those brave men and women that have served, those that are currently serving and those that will serve.
Hialeah has a rich military history with countless vets having passed through and attended training at Hialeah Park before heading off to fight in World War II. Many of those vets came back, having fallen in love with the weather and possibilities and helped build our city to what it is today.
Hialeah Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. Triangle Park, Palm Avenue and Okeechobee Road. The event will include the presentation of colors and wreaths by J.R.O.T.C’s from various Hialeah high schools and members of the Hialeah Veteran’s Affairs Board.

The final qualifying matches for the 2009 El Nuevo Herald Copa Latina are taking place this weekend at Amelia Earhart soccer complex — the largest soccer facility for Miami-Dade County. It features four lighted soccer fields, a 590-space lighted parking lot and a 6,072-square-ibot field center with a concession, restrooms and office space.

The qualifier, offers South Florida adult players and teams a chance to win their way into the amateur event, Copa Latina which takes place in February at Ted Hendricks Stadium.

The quarter and semi-finals will be played Saturday, Nov. 8 with the finals on Sunday Nov. 9.

vote-graphic1Voting’s come along way in la ciudad que progresa. When the city was incorporated in 1925 there was one precint and 532 registered voters. Now 83 years later there are nearly 80,000 voters and countless precincts.
Our voting experience went smoothly first thing this morning (literally), by 6:30 a.m. voters were lining up at Milander Auditorium, the sleepy crowd nonetheless was cheerful and in good humor.
After a charming chat with a couple who could remember the day when Hialeah didn’t go further than West 4th Ave (57 Ave) we cast our votes and wished for the best. As we were leaving we couldn’t help but note campaigners sharing cafecito and the granizado cart pulling up – ah, elections Hialeah style.

Howl O’Ween Hialeah
For three bucks a piece you can pile all the kids into the car and head over Milander Auditorium, 4800 Palm Avenue, for a spooky night of fun. Hey, if you plan ahead, you can walk and trick or treat on the way the kids will love it. There’ll be food and crafts and a kids costume contest on Halloween night. The event will run for three nights Oct. 28, 29 and 31st.

November 10-14 the City of Hialeah Cultural Affairs Council will be holding an Artist Showcase highlighting the cities aspiring artists. Pieces will be on display during the month with an awards ceremony held Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. If you’re interested contact the city’s communications & special events department at 305-889-5701. There are a few requirements: all art must be original, one piece per artist, canvas should not exceed 18” x 24” and all work must be submitted by Nov. 7. So get on it, you have until Nov. 1 to register.