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Now that the kids are heading back to school, join Biscayne National Park for a Marine Debris Cleanup. The park cleanups are scheduled during the day, so there is plenty of time to drop the kids off at school, join the volunteer fun, and be home in time for homework.

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A Panhandle Republican is again asking the Florida House to repeal gun-related provisions of a law passed in 2018 after a mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

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The past, present and future of Miami-Dade College, Homestead Campus gathered with Homestead City officials Wednesday August 7, 2019 at City Hall for the Property Transfer Signing Ceremony for the Miami-Dade College Student Success Center. Applause and standing ovations punctuated the event …

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After a mass shooting in Texas intensified a partisan divide about immigration, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida has decided to postpone a statewide “listening tour” focused on the controversial topic.

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Seemingly casual connections can have amazing “ripple effects” at unexpected times, in unexpected ways.

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When a respected, loved member of the community passes away, grief and fond memories are shared. When a tragic accident claims the life unexpectedly, shock and exclamations of, “Why?”, compound the loss.

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Did you know that part of Florida Bay is located within the boundaries of Everglades National Park and that it comprises about one-third of the park?

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Low-cost carrier Frontier announced today that in November it will expand its schedule at Miami International Airport by a total of 28 weekly flights and six additional routes, bringing its total weekly departures to 57. Its new Miami schedule will include three weekly flights to Hartford/Sp…

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Florida’s retail industry is gearing up for this year’s back-to-school sales tax “holiday” on clothes, classroom supplies and computer equipment, with the state offering the tax break for five days starting Friday.

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Experienced beekeepers, aspiring novices and people simply curious about honey bees will all find plenty of sweet educational opportunities at the 2019 University of Florida Bee College, coming August 5-6 and 8-9.

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Hemp has been hyped as a lifesaver for Florida farmers, touted as a versatile crop that can be used to build houses, feed livestock and create clothing.

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Paul Wiggins Jr., 37, is a fourth generation descendent of a Homestead pioneer family who now lives in the Keys Gate community.

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Developers have switched to high gear as a slew of applications for higher density housing begins to fill the agendas of the Miami-Dade County’s Board of Commissioners (BOC).

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals.

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A five-member Homestead City Council chaired by Vice Mayor Jon Burgess rejected a rezoning application for 73 townhomes on 9.2 acres at its meeting on Wednesday, July 24.

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The Homestead Police Department invited the community to connect with the newest Homestead Officers at “Cookies with Rookies” on Wednesday, July 31, at Panera Bread in Homestead.

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At the July 24th Special Presentations, Councilman Larry Roth recognized the Homestead Police Explorers who recently competed against teams from 22 other Florida municipalities, and took home two awards.

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Homestead City Council honored Bill Duquette with a Mayoral Proclamation and Key to the City at the July 24th City Council meeting.

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Accelerate South Dade (ASD), the District 8 Small Business and Nonprofit Incubator, is accepting applications for its Cohort II program. 

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Everglades National Park biologist Zach Fratto has many people’s dream job, and he knows it. Fratto’s work takes him out on Florida Bay often. I was lucky enough to tag along recently.

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You never know what you will see when you are out in South Florida taking nature and landscape photos. Last week I was very lucky to get to see and photograph an endangered Florida Panther.

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   Word spread throughout the area about the invitation to the Homestead-Miami Mariachi Conservatory to play at the Mexican Cultural Institute Gala Friday July 19, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Eddie Garza, Executive Director of the Mariachi Conservatory, and everyone at the Mexican-American Coun…

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So what is Workforce Housing? That question was answered at the grand opening of Deering Groves, located at 13710 SW 256th Street, on Friday, July 19th.

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I was invited to go out on Florida Bay in early December 2017. I was pumped and felt like I hit the jackpot. I was just asked to go on a boat for work for the first time in my life.

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Homestead Public Services Energy Director Barbara Quiñones was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA). She replaces outgoing Chair Bill Conrad and has served as Vice Chair of the Board since 2014. FMPA’s Board of Directors makes policy decisions…

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On June 28th, the Board of Directors for Dade County Farm Bureau received notice that their Executive Director, Jorge Abreu, was leaving to take the position as Manager of Exhibits & Community Engagement with the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition. Abreu has faithfully served our loca…

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Homestead community members gathered July 10th to honor the life and legacy of Homestead pioneer Ruth Campbell with a memorial and lighting ceremony. The night began with an open house and reception at the Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum.