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Monday 02/18/2019
Homestead Native serves at Joint Typhoon Warning Center

Most Americans rely on weather forecasts to plan their daily routine. The U.S. Navy is no different. With numerous ships, submarines and airplanes deployed in the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s area of operations, sailors stationed at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Hawaii, make it their primary mission to monitor extreme weather conditions in support of the fleet’s daily operations.

Posted: February 18, 2019
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Sunday 02/17/2019
STEM Saturdays Engage More Than Students

It is true younger students may not have grasped the concept of centripetal force in the same way the older ones did. What did seem to be the same among all groups who attended the first session of STEM Saturday was curiosity and fun. The event took place February 9, 2019 at the Phichol Williams Community Center in Homestead. Students were divided by grades, matched with one or more volunteers and the morning’s objective was to design, build, and test their own toy car.

Posted: February 17, 2019
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Saturday 02/16/2019
The Race to Keep Invasive Tegus Out of Everglades National Park

“Do you want to help catch a tegu tonight?” asked my biologist friend.

Posted: February 16, 2019
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Friday 02/15/2019
FPL Solar Energy Center in Homestead Officially Up and Running

he array of more than 300,000 solar panels at the FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center have been in full operation since February 1, 2019 and hundreds of people gathered Tuesday, February 12, 2019 to celebrate the achievement. Previous articles have described the capability of this, the first solar power plant in the county.

Posted: February 15, 2019
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Council Advances Design Phases for Losner Park and Cybrary

Homestead City Council advanced the Losner Park expansion project and the Cybrary to their next steps at the committee of the whole meeting on February 12.

Posted: February 15, 2019
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The Detained, Yet Determined Immigrant Children at Homestead

My son, five years old at the time, once asked me about a dead bird in our yard.

Posted: February 15, 2019
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Five Council Finalists Submit Questionnaires

The five finalists for the open Homestead City Council seat submitted written answers to a questionnaire about their interest in municipal government.

Posted: February 15, 2019
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Marlyn Carpenter honored as “Woman of the Year”

The 14th Annual Women in Agriculture Luncheon started with Carol Harris,chairwoman of the Dade County Farm Bureau’s Women’s Committee, delivering some powerful facts on Women in Florida agriculture. Included in her statements were, “There are over 26,000 women working farms and ranches in Florida today - that’s one third of all Florida farmers. Women farm 2.5 million acres in our state.”

Posted: February 15, 2019
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Thursday 02/14/2019
Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on January 15, 2019, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C.

Posted: February 14, 2019
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Don and Joyce Gann Day

Commissioner Levine Cava honors the Gann’s for their years of  dedication to protecting native plants and preserving natural areas.

Posted: February 14, 2019
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Man involved in Hialeah shooting arrested in Key Largo

A 28-year-old Miami-Dade County man in stolen car was arrested late Tuesday night after deputies stopped him at a McDonald’s restaurant.

Posted: February 14, 2019
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56th Annual Ag/Farm Tour & Luncheon

A once-a-year must do event that highlights South Dade agriculture, topped off with a delightful luncheon.

Posted: February 14, 2019
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Money Flows to Citzenship Voting Proposal

A political committee backing a proposed ballot measure that would change language in the Florida Constitution about the citizenship of voters raised $400,000 in January, according to a newly filed finance report. The committee Florida Citizen Voters received the money from Citizen Voters, Inc., a non-profit based in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Posted: February 14, 2019
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Tuesday 02/12/2019
Valentine's Day Deliciousness

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of someone special you love. Flowers, such as roses and a gift box of chocolate, are often sent on this day. Serving special dinners, luncheons, and even breakfast help to celebrate thoughtfulness and endearment thru foods.

Updated: February 12, 2019 - 6:15 pm
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Monday 02/11/2019
Looking for Invasive Species in South Florida

It was my first time in South Florida and I wanted to see an Oustalet’s chameleon. My husband knew that this was the only way he’d ever convince me to move here, and so he obliged. After securing permission, we headed to a nearby avocado farm with our headlamps ready.

Posted: February 11, 2019
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Friday 02/08/2019
Enthusiastic Reception for South Dade

“We may not be getting rail, but bringing more jobs in means fewer people need to commute.” Although this was not the exact quote from Cutler Bay Mayor Tim Meerbott, Florida City Mayor Otis Wallace, and Homestead Mayor Stephen Shelley, it is a theme of the three cities and supported by County Commissioner Daniella Levine-Cava.

Updated: February 08, 2019 - 11:32 am
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U.S. Army Reserve Units Train with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue at Homestead-Miami Speedway

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers teamed up with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department to conduct training for real-world catastrophes at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida.

Updated: February 08, 2019 - 11:30 am
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Connect with Nature at Homestead Eco Fair

Encounter live animals, try local organic foods, enjoy live music, learn about South Florida ecosystems, take the Trolley to the National Parks, and more…all at the fifth annual Homestead Eco-Fair! The FREE event will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 12pm to 4pm at Losner Park, located at 104 N. Krome Ave. Homestead, FL 33030 and will feature the Homestead National Parks Trolley.

Posted: February 08, 2019
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Thursday 02/07/2019
Miami-Dade College President to Step Down

Longtime Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron announced Friday he will retire at the end of summer, saying it is “now time for new leadership that will continue our commitment to student access, success and innovation.”

Posted: February 07, 2019
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Key Largo man arrested for heroin

A 40-year-old Key Largo man was arrested early Saturday morning for possessing heroin.

Posted: February 07, 2019
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