The Colonial Pipeline is still down, yet Florida remains well supplied with fuel. While there is not considered to be a gasoline “shortage” in Florida, there are reports of fuel outages at various gas stations, due to unusually strong demand.
Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended all local-government coronavirus emergency orders on Monday as he signed a bill that makes permanent his ban on COVID-19 vaccine “passports” and limits the authority of cities and counties in future health-care crises.
On Tuesday Homestead’s Military Affairs Council hosted a ceremony marking the reopening of the Veterans Memorial formerly located in Losner Park.
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed into law an expansion of legal protections for farmers as he held a private ceremony with lawmakers and growers at the Capitol.
May Day is celebrated in different ways around the globe and this year, May 1, 2021 coincided with graduation for 14,000 students from Miami-Dade College (MDC).
Homestead resident, 2018 South Dade HS and 2014 Keys Gate Charter School grad Hannah Voss, now a Music Performance Major at the University of South Florida has received the 2020-21 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award.
As Florida continues to move towards normalcy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Homestead will be reopening the following facilities to the public effective Monday, May 3, 2021: City Hall, Community Redevelopment Agency, Development Services, Parks & Recreation, and the S…
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems through Se…
Monroe County will be hosting five live town hall meetings via Zoom to provide the public the opportunity to give feedback and input on the strategic priorities for the upcoming fiscal year 2022 (FY22).
As April settles us into spring mode, the observance of National Garden Month takes root with greater emphasis for consumers as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.
Congratulations! Continuing its tradition of excellence, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School for Advanced Studies (SAS) was just ranked the fifth best high school in the United States and the best high school in Florida, according to the 2021 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.
Card Sound Road continues to be closed in both directions due to a growing brush fire that has been sending smoke and ash into nearby neighborhoods. The fire has burned over 5500 acres. Eight Miami Dade Fire Rescue units and the Florida Forest Service Everglades District is working to exti…
Connections in business can lead to unexpected opportunities and Saturday night, April 24, 2021, lively music and a cheerful crowd proved that point once again.
A 23-year-old Key Largo woman was arrested Wednesday evening following a search warrant at her residence that turned up a large amount of pills, hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana products.
A House committee Monday approved a proposal that would limit local emergency orders and make permanent Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order barring COVID-19 “passports” that would show people have been vaccinated.
Costa Nursery will be hosting the Florida Department of Health (DOH) for a vaccine event on Saturday, May 1st. Costa is inviting the employees of all local growers to come! The DOH will be giving the Moderna vaccine.
Beginning Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the Miami-Dade County COVID-19 vaccination site at the Homestead Sports Complex, 1601 SE 28th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030, will be open 8am until 8pm daily and offer walk-up availability.
A legislative fight over further restricting local governments’ ability to regulate vacation rental properties appears to have withered, after a key Senate committee ran out of time Tuesday before taking up the issue.
Residents passing along Campbell Drive by the new Outback Restaurant who saw the sign announcing a soon-to-be-open Starbucks tended to fall into two categories. “Great, a location closer to me” or “Really, another one?”
Miami Dade College (MDC), an economic, cultural, and civic leader for the advancement of a diverse global community, and IBM, a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider, will collaborate on a joint mission to enable students of diverse backgrounds and experiences to have
The state expects to put more than $115 million toward closing the site of a former phosphate plant where a reservoir leak set off a wastewater crisis in Manatee County.
Friday, April 16, 2021 Rafael Weisson, Scout Master for Troop 941, BSA Boy Troop, carefully locked their storage trailer filled with wood and other equipment needed for them to assist in the Everglades District Webelos Wood 2021 event. They left Owaiisa Bauer Park at approximately 9:30 p.m.,…
The City of Homestead has worked in coordination with the Florida Department of Emergency Management to offer a walk-up vaccination site for Florida residents 18 years of age and older at the FOP Lodge at Harris Field, located at 675 N Homestead Blvd, Homestead, FL 33030. The site will be o…
The consultants designing the Florida City Bypass via an express lane over Florida City to the Florida Keys have comeback with a revised plan (from the 1st meeting in February of 2020) and will present it on April 19th, 2 pm, to a virtual meeting for local business owners. Business owners ca…
Dogs being walked is a common sight throughout Homestead’s Waterstone neighborhoods. For Rain Pierre and her family, they may too be seen making the rounds with a frisky apricot Labradoodle puppy. Monday, April 12, 2021, members of the Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and staff from Puppy Spot …
From tuxedos to “The Great Gatsby” look, the Friends of the Historic Seminole Theatre and the theatre staff have worked hard each year to come up with and pull off their annual fundraising gala. For those who laughed, clapped, and cheered in fun in 2020, that large gathering was one of the l…
In late April, the National Park Service (NPS) will kick off a $6.3 million project to complete repairs to areas of Biscayne National Park significantly damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava held a press conference Monday April 5 to announce new COVID guidelines for the County. She also announced the end to the County COVID midnight curfew set for Monday April 12.
There are many wonderful people and organizations tucked away in the South Dade area that few know about. This is because those managing special programs do it out of love and not for publicity. One such organization flourishes behind the doors of Homestead Christian Academy, the site of the…
Florida Senate budget-writers have not included $10.2 billion in federal assistance the state will receive from the $1.9trillion American Rescue Plan in their tentative $95 billion Fiscal Year 2022 plan.
Democrat Alcee Hastings, who represented parts of South Florida in the U.S. House for nearly three decades, died Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 84.
As April starts this week, we enter the Florida blueberry season and the sweet taste that comes with the fruit. You can pick them yourself or buy them from the store or market.
A Senate-backed proposal to expand the state’s “Right to Farm” law continued to move Tuesday through the House over objections that it could block lawsuits about the potential health impacts of burning sugar cane.
At 7 p.m. in the United Arab Emirates, Air Force 1st Lt. Arnold A. Perez is usually wrapping up his busy day.
With the weather being so beautiful lately, and with time running out, don’t miss a free ride and free entrance to one of our beautiful, and lucky for us, local National Parks on the City of Homestead’s National Park Trolley, weekends through April 12th.