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Monday 08/14/2017
Fun in the Sun at the Back-to-School Health Fair

Arrived at the Homestead Housing Authority before the 10 am starting time to find a crowd of several hundred early participants already enjoying the activities. Found my contact, Executive Director Shane White Sr., who ushered me away from the upbeat music to a table under one of the tents. With a smile he confided, “People were in line at 8:30 to get free back packs and gifts. We decided to move the date forward to combine Back to School with the Health Fair.”

Posted: August 14, 2017
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Giving children a chance

The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery

Posted: August 14, 2017
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Friday 08/11/2017
Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

Robert Chaplin is a frequent contributor to the News Leader.

Posted: August 11, 2017
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Life is Delicious in South Florida

A motto that I believe in or try to live by is that when life gives you lemons, “Make Lemon Meringue Pie.”

Updated: August 14, 2017 - 12:35 pm
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Another Homestead Partner - Communities in Schools

Posted: August 11, 2017
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Urgent Safety Recall

Homestead Hospital Working to Keep You Safe 

Posted: August 11, 2017
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“Hairspray” will Stick with You

Seminole Theater in Homestead hits a homerun with a fantastic, all local production.

Updated: August 14, 2017 - 12:35 pm
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Helping Veterans Become Farmers

Redland Ahead

Updated: August 14, 2017 - 7:55 pm
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Interning for a Better Tomorrow

Last week, a large group of eager college students spent their day working toward the betterment of our communiy by volunteering at Farm Share. They did so as part of their college internships wih Florida Power and Light (FPL).

Posted: August 11, 2017
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Human Remains Found by Lobster Divers

A man and a woman diving for lobster underneath the Card Sound Bridge Sunday found more than they bargained for when they found human bones.

Posted: August 11, 2017
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El Toro Taco Celebrates 41 years

Popular family eatery is a Homestead Institution

Posted: August 11, 2017
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Friday 08/04/2017
Political Polar Opposites Can Work Together

This week Daniella Levine Cava was a guest at the Dade County Farm Bureau Board of Director's meeting.

Posted: August 04, 2017
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Water Management District Signs Off on Rail Permit

After an administrative law judge rejected a legal challenge, the St. Johns River Water Management District has approved a permit for a passenger-rail system that is planned to eventually link Miami and Orlando.   

Posted: August 04, 2017
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Council Approves New Hotel, Plans UDB Discussion

   A five member Homestead City Council met on Wednesday July 26, granting site approval for a new Hilton Garden Inn north of the turnpike and Campbell Drive.

Posted: August 04, 2017
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The Pie Lady is Back with “Sweet Delights”

   Debra Allen is used to dealing with adversity.  For 33 years she worked as a nurse.   While working at South Miami Hospital rendering care to her patients, life threw her a curve ball when her son Ricardo came home from Iraq needing critical care.  She hung up her nurse’s uniform to nurture her son back to health.  Though Ricardo still suffers from paralysis in one of his arms, he was able to re-enter society and works for the Baptist Health System.

Posted: August 04, 2017
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Ag Community Voices Concerns

Comprehensive Development Master Plan is reviewed at workshop held by Miami-Dade County Agricultural Practices Advisory Board. 

Posted: August 04, 2017
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Thursday 08/03/2017
State Offers Tax ‘Holiday’ for Back-To-School Shoppers

With computers returned to the discount list, Florida retailers are readying for back-to-school shoppers this weekend during the state's sales-tax "holiday."  

Posted: August 03, 2017
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Friday 07/28/2017
Rotary Club of Homestead Installs New Officers

The Rotary Club of Homestead held its installation dinner last week at Schnebly's Winery.

Posted: July 28, 2017
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Air Force Civil Engineers Help Restore Ft. Jefferson

   Air Force Civil Engineers from first Homestead Air Force Base and then Homestead Air Reserve Base have worked as volunteers restoring Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park for the National Park Service for the last 45 years, beginning in 1972.  The National Park Service

Posted: July 28, 2017
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Homestead Pursues Fraud Charge Against Developer

Janet LeGrand, 47, was arrested July 18, charged with the felony crime of organized fraud with an attempted scheme to defraud Homestead of more than $50,000. 

Posted: July 28, 2017
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