Maybe you have heard of Operation Christmas Child and the annual shoebox
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.
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.
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 …
Rolle spoke of his personal experience of being born and raised in Homestead and how he joined the force 40 years ago after he was discharged from the military. He rose from patrolman to Captain and eventually Chief of Police in 1998.
Gov. Ron DeSantis wants the Florida Supreme Court to issue an advisory opinion on whether convicted felons must pay all fines and fees before their voting rights are restored under Amendment 4, the November 2018 ballot measure approved by 64.5 percent of state voters.
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.
Herby Zephir wants to answer two questions. The first he’s pursuing by bushwhacking through the Ocala National Forest: “Where are the falcons – specifically the southeastern American kestrel?”
The money will benefit the installation of surveillance cameras throughout the community. .
Lester Brown, a Homestead Corrections Officer, was arrested and taken into custody on Wednesday, August 7th, charged with one count of felony battery and one count of official misconduct.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The City of Homestead and Miami Dade College (MDC) will embark on the next step in revitalizing Downtown Homestead by memorializing a property transfer for MDC’s future Student Success Center across from City Hall. A Signing Ceremony will take place Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 3:30 p.m., in the Co…
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.
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.
Two men and a woman were arrested Sunday night after a melee at the docks of the Caribbean Club bar, which left one man hospitalized with a broken nose and damage to his eye.
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.
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.
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…
A 37-year-old Key Largo man was arrested Saturday night after brandishing a firearm in front of a group of teenagers who were shooting off fireworks on the 800 block of Largo Road.
In conjunction with the Miami-Dade Pubic Defenders Office of Carlos J. Martinez and Florida House Representative Kionne McGhee, the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hosted a restorative rights resource clinic in Homestead.
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.
Robert Is Here is asking for community support to rally and fight over-development in their front yard at 192nd Avenue and SW 344th Street. They are encouraging the public to attend the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissions meeting on July 25th, 9:30 am, in the Commissioner's Chambers in do…
Although age eighteen was the minimum for the draft, when a World War is raging and you live in Newport, enlisting in the U.S. Navy at seventeen was not uncommon.
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…
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…
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.