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Friday 09/21/2018
Service Beyond the Call of Duty

On Saturday, September 15th, the Homestead Seventh-Day Adventist Church honored four Homestead police officers for helping a family in distress by securing temporary housing.

Updated: September 21, 2018 - 9:56 am
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Maybe Gators are the Answer to the Python problem

On Saturday September 15th anglers Erik Tietig and John Sanchez witnessed a 7' gator kill and carry away a Burmese python estimated to measure 10' in length. The anglers reported the take down occurring in the backcountry of Everglades National Park near the mangroves. 

Updated: September 21, 2018 - 11:12 am
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Homestead Approves Tentative Budgets

Homestead City Council cleared the City’s 2018-2019 budget at a Special Call section of its meeting on Wednesday September 12.

Posted: September 21, 2018
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Tragedy Strikes Local Farm

We all know the attachment we develop with our animal friends. We grieve at their loss.  Imagine the heartache Dr. Janice Milligan and her life partner Bob Owens shared when their 13 pet alpacas were viciously attacked by neighborhood dogs.

Posted: September 21, 2018
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Save the Keys and the Planet, One Straw at a Time

Growing up in the Jamaican town of Ocho Rios, Renaldo Graham planted yams on his father’s farm.

Posted: September 21, 2018
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Francois Shines, South Dade Powers Past Homestead 27-7

Posted: September 21, 2018
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Thursday 09/20/2018
A Taste of the Season

With our Fall Season upon us and talk of Hurricanes, we are all looking for easy, quick pick up finger foods to serve. These delicious appetizers whether for a small get together or an ordinary evening at home, all give an impressive taste and appearance that looks like they took a long time to prepare. These recipes can be made in advance and refrigerated until serving time. They will last up to 4 days and take you thru Hurricane days!

Posted: September 20, 2018
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Saturday 09/15/2018
Another Homestead First - With Cameras This Time

It’s possible some members of the South Florida National Parks Camera Club might visit the North Luangwa National Park, Zambia one of these days. However, if someone can work out the communications piece on Saturday, October 6, 2018 they definitely can exchange greetings about a shared experience. Why? Because well-known local photographer Robert Chaplin has registered the Camera Club (SFNPCC) for the first time ever as participants in the Scott Kelby’s Worldwide 11th Photowalk.

Posted: September 15, 2018
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Friday 09/14/2018
Golden Years Fulfilled at Golden Circle

We all look forward to retirement but fear the pitfalls of the “Golden Years,” however, many seniors are taking advantage of their leisure time by becoming members of the Golden Circle.

Posted: September 14, 2018
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Panel Eyes Officer’s Actions during Parkland Massacre

Scot Peterson, the Broward County school-resource officer who was responsible for protecting students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been subpoenaed to appear next month before a state commission investigating the Valentine’s Day massacre that left 14 students and three faculty members dead in one of the nation’s worst mass school shootings.

Posted: September 14, 2018
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Report Finds Flaws in Florida’s Cancer Efforts

Florida has received failing grades from an American Cancer Society political-action committee for not taking more steps to prevent cancer and for not expanding access to health care for uninsured working adults.

Posted: September 14, 2018
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Tourism Numbers Up in First Half of Year

Florida tourism is on pace to set an annual record, with an estimated 65.5

Posted: September 14, 2018
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A New Era of Progress

Rising out of the dust of Homestead’s past are many new initiatives contributing to Homestead’s future.

Posted: September 14, 2018
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Emergency Responders Learn by "Blowing Things Up"

What started with a long wait through the security checkpoint at the gate of Homestead Air Reserve Base turned into an “explosive” event. Clara Himel, the public informatin officer, led a caravan of reporters to a distant site set up for a demonstration and detonation of 15 different explosive devices.

Posted: September 14, 2018
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Randolph’s TD Helps South Dade Win a Thriller

South Dade’s nine-point lead at halftime had evaporated after two touchdowns by Northwestern.

Updated: September 14, 2018 - 2:21 pm
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Thursday 09/13/2018
Miami Dolphins Donate Equipment to Coral Shores

The Coral Shores football team received a surprise at Wednesday’s practice.

Updated: September 13, 2018 - 10:06 pm
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State Reaches Deal on Medicaid Mental Health

Looking at the interplay with rights of criminal defendants, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments about whether voters should cast ballots on a proposed constitutional amendment that would expand crime victims’ rights.

Posted: September 13, 2018
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Homestead Community Concerts 2018 - 2019 Season

The 42nd year of Community Concerts will lead off with “Grass Roots Trio” December 9, featuring Holiday Songs, some old and some new. On January 6, “Bergmann Piano Duo” will amaze you with “American Stories” and the sounds of two grand pianos. “The Ultimate Musical Odyssey”, February 17 will keep you entertained with the electronic Vibraphone and the beautiful voice of a Broadway artist. To finish out the season, on March 17th wear your blue jeans and boots and enjoy “Evening in the Round”, Nashville to Homestead with Grammy Award winner Linda Davis.

Posted: September 13, 2018
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Farm Share Continues Hurricane Irma Relief on Anniversary

One year after Hurricane Irma’s landfall, the heavy hit Florida Keys continues to rebuild.

Updated: September 13, 2018 - 10:07 pm
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It’s All About the Tailgate Food

Fall of coarse means the start of good times with the best of tailgate food we can make to enjoy. It’s all about food, friends and a great atmosphere while you cheer on your favorite team. Even if you are not into football, you are guaranteed to some of the best times with these crowd-pleasing recipes. These delicious football game day food ideas are sure to score you a touchdown with your team.

Posted: September 13, 2018
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