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Here in the beautiful Florida Keys, we have no shortage of tidal shoreline and coastal landscapes, in addition to some unique natural habitats. This provides a fantastic opportunity to observe many of nature’s beautiful creatures. Especially this time of year, when many migrating birds seek …

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With Flu Season here nothing better than a bowl of Chicken Noodle soup. You can put this recipe in the slow cooker when you are busy and go about your day. When  you get back it only takes 20 minutes to finish your soup. Just toss in the egg noodles and cook them until tender.

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You know the signs. The thunderous cough. The pounding headache. The full-body fatigue.

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Life in The Fruit and Spice Park is like driving a winding country road, towards a destination well known.

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Pumpkins, ghosts, witches, spiders, and of coarse Trick or Treat is what we all associate with Halloween. Lots of candy, running thru our neighborhoods and spending time with our family and friends make this day very memorable. Coming back and counting our treats we are all hungry for tradit…

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With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1 and tuition costs having more than doubled since the 1980s, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2020’s Best College & University Rankings as well as accompanying videos, in addition to se…

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Spooky Symphony is a one-hour free performance of great music for young listeners by the Alhambra Orchestra and Greater Miami Youth Symphony. Families and children will enjoy movie themes from Frozen and Wonder Woman, video game themes, and classics including “Hall of the Mountain King,” El …

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Fall is a season we never seem to tire of. Apple, Caramel, Pumpkins, are all of the flavors of this special season we like to enjoy this time of the year. Apple Cinnamon crunch is one of my favorite Fall desserts. It is a quick and easy treat you can make in a short amount of time. Serve it …

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Miami Seaquarium will be taken over by ghosts and goblins when the popular Monster Splash Halloween Bash returns in October. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 25-27 the park will feature Halloween-themed marine shows, trick or treating, inflatables, rides and more.

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The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County is reminding all Floridians to get their flu shot before the height of the upcoming flu season. Flu activity can begin as early as October and last as late as May. The best way to avoid the flu this season is by getting a flu shot soon.

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Restoration Church Homestead, 1955 N. Krome Ave, formerly St. Andrews Lutheran Church, is having its grand opening on October 20, 2019 and would like to invite the community.  Service times are 9:30 and 11:00 A.M.  After the second service we will bounce houses, face painting, food trucks, m…

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With excitement building toward the grand opening of the downtown Homestead Station, the Historic Seminole Theatre began their 2019-2020 Showcase Series with the immensely popular Mersey Beatles show. Saturday, October 12, 2019 was especially active preparing for next up Shana Tucker, Chambe…

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The country is filled with adventures to check off your bucket list this summer. From road trips to unique vacations, there's something for everybody! With the help of your smartphone and dependable wireless service, you can stay connected and share the special moments along the way with fam…

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A Caribbean flamingo has hatched at Zoo Miami, the first of this iconic species since 2011 and is the first chick to hatch since the flock was moved to their new exhibit in the zoo’s entry plaza.

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With The Halloween Holiday sneaking upon us, Pumpkin Season is officially here. The best part of Fall is getting excited about Pumpkin patch time. It seems every weekend in Fall whether it is selecting your costume for your ghost and goblins or picking out your favorite pumpkin to carve, we …

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Have you noticed the change in the air? No detection of a frosty autumn chill early in the morning? Of course not, we are in extreme South Florida where the change of seasons is almost imperceptible.

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September 28 is an annual holiday, proclaimed by then American president Jimmy Carter in 1978. It is National Good Neighbor Day. There are many ways to celebrate this day, and here are a few ideas to brighten your neighbors day.

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Did you know over 34 million school hours are lost each year due to children's dental health problems in the U.S.? Tooth decay is actually one of the top chronic infectious diseases in the country, but is 100% preventable.

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When humans develop signs and symptoms of sickness or infection, they turn to medical health professionals. When fruit crops, vegetables, and ornamental plants show signs and symptoms of illness or disease, growers and horticulture businesses turn to plant pathologists.

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The fall semester is in full swing at college campuses across the country. Students are juggling full class schedules, part-time jobs and packed social calendars. On the other hand, parents are hoping that they've positioned their child for success.

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With World Teachers’ Day around the corner and teaching among the lowest-paid professions that require a bachelor’s degree, WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Teachers.

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As we say farewell to the last of Summer we welcome the Season and smells of Fall. Although we don’t have cool weather, we can still cook and decorate for Fall. The scent of a Pumpkin dessert cooking and a cozy Festive Fall Casserole will surely put you into the spirit of the Season. Our Chi…

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Enjoy performances by South Dade Senior High Marching Band, Ballet Folklorico of Miami, Paramount Dance Academy and the lively sounds of DJ Sonido Juventud De Corazon on Losner Stage. All this plus vendors, delicious food and new this year, the Children’s Corner. Here young volunteers from B…

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South Dade has been spared from a very serious storm in our community. We have all had anxiety from this situation so comfort foods when we start cooking again is just what we need. Peanut Butter Cake is a good Southern way to use that Peanut Butter we  have stored in our cabinets for storm …

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Even before the Seminole Theatre was restored and re-opened, Phillip Church of Florida International University (FIU) sought places such as the Homestead Woman’s Club in which to perform, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” He was determined Homestead would have live theatre and used the medi…

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If you call something comfort food, you probably know it is enjoyable to eat and makes you feel happier when you eat it.

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What is killing my trees? This has been a common thread of some calls our office, and other departments within the County, have received recently. Distorted growth, severe stunting, and shoot proliferation have all been reported on mature Gumbo Limbo’s and Buttonwoods. Initially, the problem…

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From cleaners and sprays to air fresheners and more, essential oils are making their way into the mainstream as commonplace, common sense household solutions.

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Avocados are a healthy food not only full of flavors but contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins.

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In their quest for a tastier tomato, University of Florida scientists are finding traits they believe will tempt consumers with flavor that triggers their senses even more. They’re making significant progress on improving the UF-developed Tasti-Lee™ tomato – and it will feature improved flav…

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No matter what your age, everyone is capable of setting goals within their physical and mental capabilities. To live without a dream is the first step in giving up on life. It is with that in mind that I decided to gather several of my stories and head west to the Hollywood Pitchfest 2019 in…

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Fun, back to school dinner ideas and getting back into the routine are easier said than done. When planning a meal Mom’s not only think about the students in their lives, but something the entire family will enjoy. It’s hard to come up with ideas for dinner especially for the first week. Our…

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In the middle of Summer heat serving sweet refreshing and unusual yummy desserts appeals to all of us.