Reconstructing Tamiami Trail to restore water flow to Everglades National Park
As part of Zoo Miami’s carefully managed preventative medicine program, a nearly 100 pound green anaconda with a length of more than 13 feet, was brought to the zoo hospital yesterday for a physical exam. It took several individuals to carry the massive constrictor while the Animal Health team
Homestead’s Planning and Zoning Board approved two actions for 16.2 acres on US1 south of Harris Field at its meeting on February 10.
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the beginning of the prescribed fire season in the South Florida National Parks and Preserve.
The waters virtually in our backyard allow for many enjoyable activities and those who love scuba are familiar with the phrase, “Key Largo, Dive Capital of the World”.
Keys Gate Charter School handed out 200 donated laptops and desktops from Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to help families navigate virtual and in-person learning challenges. Many students did not have their own devices for online learning or were sharing devices with their siblings/…
After Florida has received widespread praise for its handling of the 2020 election, Republicans and Democrats clashed Tuesday as a Senate committee approved a bill that would require voters to more frequently request vote-by-mail ballots.
The Florida Legislature’s Republican leadership has unsuccessfully targeted local regulation of short-term vacation rentals offered on digital websites such as Airbnb, VRBO and HomeToGo with preemption bills since 2014.
Redland Christian Academy is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from BOKS (Build Our Kids Success), an initiative of the Reebok Foundation.
A shipment to Florida of more than 200,000 doses of Moderna vaccine has been delayed due to a storm that has battered parts of the country, and the state’s top emergency management official doesn’t know when the coveted COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive.
When the emergency order was issued by Miami-Dade County in March 2020, we could not have foreseen the effects and duration of the pandemic. At the time, the Youth Fair was confident they would be able to re-open for March 2021 dates.
The Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control and Habitat Management Division places a premium on monitoring more than 200 mosquito traps set throughout the area, dispatching a crew of environmental techs to retrieve catch samples from all of them on a weekly basis.
A professor with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has been awarded a $500,000 grant to study how climate change is threatening subtropical grasslands and the ways they sustain
49 years ago what was to become a Homestead institution was opened. Captain Car Wash on Flagler Ave in Homestead opened in 1972 and has washed nearly a million cars/trucks/rv’s/boats/atv’s and just about every type of vehicle since.
Homestead City Council meeting as the Community Redevelopment Agency Board approved a business incentive grant to a new business on Krome Avenue.
The Shark Valley entrance to Everglades National Park, located off Tamiami Trail, offers park visitors the opportunity to see birds and other wildlife up close.
Out in the Redland District located just north of what the old-time pioneers used to call ‘Widow’s Row’ (Avocado Drive) and nestled on Krome Avenue sits Heritage Market.
In an effort to understand the needs of local farmers and the community in general, District 9 Commissioner Kionne McGhee held a special round table discussion at the Ag Extension Center in Homestead.
On Friday, February 5th, “Zinnia,” a 3 year old North American river otter gave birth to three pups at the Florida: Mission Everglades exhibit at Zoo Miami! This is not only Zinnia’s first babies, it is the first birth of this species of otter at Zoo Miami! The pups are still too young to po…
Invisibly conducted a second survey using their Realtime Research™ tool to gain a deeper understanding of how well informed people are about the Covid-19 vaccine, and learned that Americans are split on their willingness to take the vaccine. Not only that, 68% of people don’t even know if they’re
During a press conference with Commissioner Eileen Higgins, business owners including United Property Management, and tenants and landlords’ rights groups including Miami Homes for All and Haitian Neighborhood Association, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has proposed a program to distribute $60 m…
“Significant” passenger cruise operations might not return to Florida waters for another year or longer as fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues, according to a port-industry lobbying group.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invites teens from communities across the Southeast to apply for FEMA’s National Youth
Over the past year, the spread of the coronavirus pandemic has created new, unique challenges for everyone, including those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.
After presenting her first State of the County address, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava, discusses her strategies for South Dade. She previously represented South Dade for six years as District 8 Commissioner.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava gave a comprehensive speech on the status of the many County policy issues on Friday January 29.
Covenant Missionary Baptist Church has been a strong part of the community for decades and among their good deeds, they added a “Community Fridge” on Sunday, January 31, 2021.
The Florida National Parks Association (FNPA) is continuing its campaign to support Everglades National Park with the new Florida Bay Forever specialty license plate.
New Year’s resolutions do often fall by the wayside; sometimes rather quickly. In other cases, new steps or directions are taken and individuals achieve goals they set or at least explore an area of interest.
Chamber SOUTH, the Chamber of Commerce in South Miami, sponsored a ZOOM event on Tuesday January 26 with the three Miami-Dade County Commissioners of Districts 7, 8 and 9 of Deep South Dade.
Homestead City Council approved a development request for vacant parcels on the northeast corner of Farm Life School Road and Mowry Drive at its meeting on Wednesday January 20.
For all the things the state of Florida can take pride in, continuing to be in the top three of human trafficking is not a statistic anyone wants. In May 2020, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution to further strengthen the fight against this pervasive crime.
U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) reintroduced the bipartisan Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2021. First introduced in August 2019, the bill would reauthorize and modernize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, strengthen N…
U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for supporting Florida’s priorities in their Fiscal Year 2021 work plan. The work plan includes funding for water resource and navigation projects that are of importance to communities throughou…
My friendship with Marlow was mainly based on three things: we were both proud Navy veterans, we both cherished South Dade County history – Marlow lived it and shared it and I studied it, and our Danish heritage.
On January 16th, newly elected State Representative Kevin Chambliss of Florida’s 117th district had the grand opening of his new district office in West Perrine.
Water is the lifeblood of the Everglades. I know this to be true, and I tell other people about it a lot as a science communicator at Everglades National Park. I will admit, though, that until recently, our other mantra related to Everglades Restoration, “getting the water right,” seemed too…
If a measure of goodness is how a community helps care for the most vulnerable, PATCHES PPE continues to be a daily example of such goodness. “Patches”, as it is commonly referred to is easier to say than, “Pediatric Alternative Treatment, Care, Housing & Evaluation Services”, Inc., and …
Center State Bank recently donated a BIG check of $2,500.00 to the Homestead Soup Kitchen to support their efforts to purchase a new commercial stove to help feed those in need.
As Gov. Ron DeSantis barnstorms the state announcing new COVID-19 vaccination sites, a top health-care adviser acknowledged Tuesday on a phone call with hospital officials that Florida is in a “supply-limited situation.”
If you’re a fan of yard sales to either clear out some items or find bargains, you can do so and help a worthy cause Saturday, January 30, 2021. Bishop Realty holds an Annual Yard Sale Fundraiser and, “This year we have
Late last week, the Palace Gardens assisted Living Facility’s Activities Room was turned into a vaccination center for Residents, Staff Members and Third-party Providers. The facility partnered with Walgreens Drugs to administer the first doses of the Pfizer-BioN Tech vaccine. The second sho…