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Monday 02/19/2018
On a Path to Making a Difference

   Editor’s Note: The Rotary Club of Homestead established an Interact Club at MAST Academy a few years ago. Interact is the youngest branch of Rotary designed to help guide high school age students preparing for a future that includes giving back to their communities. Rotaract is geared for college age students as they too prepare to learn what Service Above Self truly means. Miami Dade College professor Kevin Moore has chosen to spearhead this latest effort.

Posted: February 19, 2018
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Good Times, Good Food

Linda Ogden Epling
Paul Marcellini

Posted: February 19, 2018
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Sunday 02/18/2018
Continued Discussion on Transportation

An opening statement was delivered by Charles Scurr, “We’ve all been talking about transportation for years, for decades. We are poised to move forward but we need that momentum, we need that sustained political leadership, we need that community involvement to keep it going."

Posted: February 18, 2018
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Citrus Numbers Down Amid Hopes for Federal Aid

Projections for Florida’s orange crop fell slightly in the latest monthly forecast, as the storm-battered agriculture industry appears closer to getting federal relief that officials say is needed to keep parts of the industry afloat.

Posted: February 18, 2018
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Saturday 02/17/2018
State Helps Monroe County Cleanup

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is putting up $6 million to help complete cleanup of marine debris from Hurricane Irma in Monroe County. Gov. Rick Scott this week announced a deal between the department, working with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, and Monroe County to assist in recovery from the September hurricane.

Posted: February 17, 2018
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Friday 02/16/2018
The 3 D's of NASCAR

Local students experience the science of NASCAR

Updated: February 18, 2018 - 8:00 pm
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House Readies ‘Across the Board’ Tax Package

Farmers, nursing homes and property owners impacted by Hurricane Irma could receive tax relief.

Posted: February 16, 2018
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Miami-Dade Bars Animal Abusers from Adopting at County Shelter

The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners has passed an ordinance to prevent people found guilty of animal abuse from adopting pets from the County's Pet Adoption and Protection Center and from the County's shelter partners.

Posted: February 16, 2018
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Sentencing for men who tried to steal Key deer

State sentences were given for the two co-defendants involved in an endangered Key Deer arrest back in July of 2017.

Posted: February 16, 2018
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Council Finalizes Build Details for Homestead Station

   A five member City Council met in special session Wednesday to conclude construction and financing details on the Homestead Station

Posted: February 16, 2018
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Bateman Challenges Conviction at Supreme Court

A former Homestead mayor wants the Florida Supreme Court to take up a challenge to his conviction in a case that involves consulting work on a permitting issue for a non-profit organization. Steven Bateman filed a notice last week asking the Supreme Court to hear the case after the 3rd District Court of Appeal upheld his conviction in December, according to documents posted Monday on the Supreme Court website.

Posted: February 16, 2018
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Farm Share - Free Food Distribution - Saturday, February 17

Updated: February 16, 2018 - 1:49 pm
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A Moving Tribute to a Fallen Soldier

72 years after his death, Johnnie Little, a Homestead boy killed in battle during World War II, is at last recognized with a gravestone.

Posted: February 16, 2018
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Elderly Vet Shot and Killed by Police

Threatening suicide because of his impending eviction over complaints about his service dogs, man met police at door waving weapon.

Updated: February 16, 2018 - 1:42 pm
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Monday 02/12/2018
Love is in the Air

On Wednesday, February 14th, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day. What is Valentine’s Day all about? Hearts, flowers, candy, gifts, special words which all come down to one thing. LOVE! Yes, Wednesday is a day to express your love.

Posted: February 12, 2018
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All About Hearts

All About Hearts
© Paul Marcellini

Posted: February 12, 2018
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Friday 02/09/2018
Resign to Run Law Could Dictate New City Leadership

   Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter’s announcement of a try for statewide office triggered speculation about City leadership.

Posted: February 09, 2018
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Eco-Fair Coming to Homestead

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 fourth annual Homestead Eco-Fair!

Posted: February 09, 2018
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Habitat Party to Raise Funds for Affordable Housing

Citing the need, now more than ever, for affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys is holding its 16th annual cocktail party fundraiser on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Posted: February 09, 2018
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Grant Workshops for Non-Profit’s in Homestead

The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will host grant workshops for Non-Profit Organizations Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10am and Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6pm in the Health Room of the William F. Dickinson Community Center (1601 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030).

Posted: February 09, 2018
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