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Monday 04/22/2019
Afro Roots Fest Debuts at the Historic Seminole Theatre, April 27

Award-winning Cuban artist Danay Suarez

Updated: April 23, 2019 - 9:24 am
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Art and Science in the Field

Upon entering the Airie Nest Gallery in the Everglades National Park, one is greeted by strangely seductive, other-worldly looking objects. Custom built tables with leaves and flowers, topographical diagrams and a video of a sugar cane train all represent aspects of the Saw Palmetto, a plant which is one of the oldest living clonal species. This innovative collection of artworks are the result of sculptor Robert Chambers, who participated in the Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) program last year. Chambers, a Miami-based sculptor, is best known for his large-scale sculptures and installations, which bring together whimsy and humor with scientific, mechanical and industrial acumen. Focused on lands north of Lake Okeechobee in the headwaters of the Everglades, he created a new body of work combining elements such as biomimicry, 3D printing and principles of evolutionary biology to express the urgency of conserving the delicate relationships of natural phenomena and indigenous species that make up the Florida Everglades. Chambers’ work is inspired by the Serenoa repens, the tenacious plant commonly known as the saw palmetto, a symbol of the Everglades’ complex interplay of water flow, plant life, fire and weather.

Posted: April 22, 2019
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First Ever Kiwi Born at Zoo Miami

For the first time ever in the zoo’s history, a North Island kiwi hatched at Zoo Miami!! This is not only a first for Zoo Miami, it is a first for the state of Florida and much of the Southeastern United States!! Zoo Miami received the fertilized egg on March 15th from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park where it was laid on January 29th. The egg was sent to Zoo Miami as part of a special loan agreement between the Smithsonian National Zoo in conjunction with the Government of New Zealand which is where kiwis are naturally found and where it is the unofficial symbol of the country and the nickname given to its citizens.

Posted: April 22, 2019
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Saturday 04/20/2019
Homestead Native Son retires as the Navy’s Senior CTM after 30 years of service

The Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) piped ashore Master Chief Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) (CTM) Neil Watson, a native of Homestead, as he retired from the Navy after 30 years of dedicated and honorable service during a ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station, Pensacola, Florida, April. 12.

Updated: April 24, 2019 - 11:44 am
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Friday 04/19/2019
Enjoy Easter Celebrations in Delicious Style

Easter is one of the most well-known holidays that we all love to take part in. When you think of Easter, we think of church services, egg hunting, chocolate bunnies, and baskets filled with candy and small gifts.

Posted: April 19, 2019
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At Everglades National Park, We’re on a Mission

National Park Week --- April 20 - 28.  Fee Free Day is Saturday, April 20. Park entrance is free for all visitors.       It’s National Park Week and as part of the celebration, we’re highlighting park programs that help us meet the park service mission of preserving the nation’s natural and cultural heritage.

Updated: April 19, 2019 - 3:42 pm
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Everglades National Park bird watching flies above the rest

According to the nationally renowned Expedia AARP Travel Center, Everglades National Park is ranked #2 in the United States for “Scenic Bird Watching Destinations.”

Updated: April 24, 2019 - 11:09 am
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DNA Evidence Shows Burmese Pythons Infiltrating Everglades Bird Colonies

Scientists with the University of Florida and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have found that Burmese pythons are occupying bird nesting areas in the Everglades, suggesting that pythons are attracted to wading birds where they breed.

Posted: April 19, 2019
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Snappy returns to the sea

Snappy, a juvenile green sea turtle, was released off the Marquesas yesterday after spending a few weeks at the Turtle Hospital for medical reasons.

Posted: April 19, 2019
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Fun and much more from KICKS

Local couple help keep neighborhood kids active and safe with their organized activities available to all

Posted: April 19, 2019
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Thursday 04/18/2019
Commissioner Proposes Public Transportation Meeting

Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava asked for a joint public meeting with the Miami-Dade legislative delegation in light of County Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s new proposal for county transportation financing.

Posted: April 18, 2019
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HCA - Bigger and Better

For the first time ever, Homestead Center for the Arts (HCA) took to the stage last year to highlight four decades of promoting local arts and culture. Delighted attendees remarked, “I didn’t know we had all that in Homestead.”

Updated: April 19, 2019 - 1:54 pm
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Man arrested for threats to family in Key Largo

A 29-year-old man wanted out of New York was arrested Tuesday night in Key Largo after threatening to kill his girlfriend and her children.

Updated: April 19, 2019 - 1:55 pm
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"EarthStravaganza!" The ultimate Earth Day family experience

April is Earth Month!

Posted: April 18, 2019
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Feeding those who need help

Molina Healthcare and Farm Share recently hosted a community

Posted: April 18, 2019
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State Officials push for Space Force Base in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis and other state officials aren’t aborting pursuit of the operational command of President Donald Trump’s Space Force, despite a report Florida isn’t on the U.S. Air Force’s short list of potential bases.

Posted: April 18, 2019
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Senate Tees Up School Safety Bill, ‘Guardian Debate’

Nearly 14 months after the Parkland school shooting and as the Columbine shootings approach their 20th anniversary, state senators have moved toward passing a wide-ranging school safety bill that would include allowing classroom teachers to serve as armed school “guardians.”

Posted: April 18, 2019
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DeSantis Announces $1.75 Million in Grants to Support Apprenticeship Expansion

Career Source Florida

Posted: April 18, 2019
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4-H Youth Promote Health through Food Literacy and Active Living

United Healthcare brought its 4-H Food Smart Families program to the Florida Capitol Courtyard in Tallahassee Thursday, April 5.

Posted: April 18, 2019
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Easter Holiday Brunch

If you are thinking about getting ready for Easter holiday Brunch, these easy, crowd pleasing recipes will give you a quick start on the Holiday season.

Updated: April 18, 2019 - 9:36 am
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