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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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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.

Posted: April 20, 2019
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Friday 04/19/2019
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
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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Tuesday 04/02/2019
All About Oranges

This time of year South Florida is laden with tree ripened oranges.

Posted: April 02, 2019
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Thursday 03/28/2019
NASCAR championship to leave Homestead

After hosting the cup series finale for 18 years, NASCAR moves the championship to Phoenix for the 2020 season.   NASCAR will come to Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 22, starting in 2020.

Posted: March 28, 2019
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Local Python Information for Breeding Season

A neighbor spotted a six foot python crossing the street into a Homestead park last week.

Updated: April 02, 2019 - 8:26 pm
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Focusing on Female Veterans

Makissa Lewis had no intention of joining the military when she agreed to go with a friend to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). “After I scored well, I was getting calls from recruiters,” Lewis said. “I wasn’t really set on what I wanted to study and decided maybe this was a good way to go.”

Posted: March 28, 2019
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Four Scholarship Winners Crowned

The Miss South Florida Scholarship Pageant, has produced local

Posted: March 28, 2019
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Tuesday 03/26/2019
Homestead-Miami Speedway Cup Series Race Moves to March for 2020

NASCAR today announced its schedule for the 2020 Cup Series season, which reflects many date changes from 2019, including Homestead-Miami Speedway. 

Updated: March 28, 2019 - 9:02 pm
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What's in Season

With Spring here, we can enjoy the taste of so many fruits and vegetables that we are so fortunate to have that are locally grown.

Posted: March 26, 2019
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Monday 03/25/2019
URBAN NATURE, explores the wild side of Miami

If you know where to look, you’ll find the most surprising slices of nature are thriving amidst the urban jungle of America’s largest cities.  Including the crocodiles at FP&L's Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant in Homestead.

Updated: March 25, 2019 - 10:37 am
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Friday 03/22/2019
Joining Many Voices for One Purpose

Rep. Mucarsel-Powell invited local South Dade leaders to discuss how she can help facilitate economic development in the region.

Updated: March 22, 2019 - 9:50 am
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Elegance comes to Homestead at FourEight

There is a new restaurant in town with a level of elegance equal to the finest in Miami.

Updated: March 22, 2019 - 9:56 am
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Carvalho: “We’re Not Done Yet”

Asking someone to host 150 people for lunch with less than thirty-six hours’ notice and reconfigure a facility space at the same time isn’t a call a business looks forward to. Mother Nature will be what she is though, and Denisse and Peter Schnebly are accustomed to hard work at Schnebly’s Redland Winery, or in this case the Brewery Taproom. The South Dade Chamber of Commerce luncheon featuring Miami Dade County Public School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho was planned months ago to showcase another Redland venue; a venue not suited for the soggy day of Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Kerry Black, CEO of the Chamber, the two staffs, and a lot of hands pulled off the swap. Chef David Dreilinger and his team made what seemed to be a seamless rapid shift of locations. The Chamber’s theme this year of highlighting Redland, agritourism, and the “Locavore Movement” was on full display with the gourmet food served.

Posted: March 22, 2019
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Thursday 03/21/2019
State Probed Abuse Claims at Homestead Child Migrant Shelter

Florida’s child-welfare agency has investigated six cases of alleged child sexual abuse at a federal migrant shelter in South Florida in less than year, including allegations involving caregivers.

Posted: March 21, 2019
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Monday 03/18/2019
Rubio, Colleagues Fire Back in Defense of Farmers, Administration

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), along with his colleagues, today released statements addressing short-sighted criticism by a group of lawmakers and industry groups on the Trump Administration’s decision to immediately terminate a suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato exporters. Last month, Rubio and U.S. Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL), with bipartisan support from 46 Senate and House colleagues from around the nation, urged Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to withdraw from the flawed agreement.

Posted: March 18, 2019
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