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Friday 08/10/2018
Rail was promised. Rail should be delivered.

Last month’s Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) meeting was, at best, disappointing. The TPO, made-up of Miami-Dade County Commissioners plus local elected officials, convened on July 19 to review and vote on a locally preferred mode of transit for the South Dade Corridor.

Updated: August 13, 2018 - 10:01 am
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SOC South sponsers Fuerzas Commandos 2018 - a multi-national special ops competition in Panama

The best of the best soldiers from the military of 17 different countries in the American Hemisphere met again, this year in Panama.

Updated: August 14, 2018 - 11:33 am
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“Operation Hope” to Bring Hope of Financial Security

There is a new bank in Homestead instituting an exciting financial literacy program called “Operation Hope.” Capital Bank opened the program on Wednesday, with the support of local community leaders at their official ribbon cutting.

Updated: August 14, 2018 - 11:32 am
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Thursday 08/09/2018
100 YEARS AGO - Homestead Enterprise - August 8, 1918

HEADLINES:

Posted: August 09, 2018
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Upcoming Healthcare Forum - August 20

The Dedicated Dems of Florida City/Homestead will co-host a Healthcare Forum with the Labor Community Alliance of South Dade, on Monday, August 20, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Florida City Commission Chambers, located at 404 West Palm Drive, Florida City 33034.

Posted: August 09, 2018
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Kiwanis of Homestead/South Dade Celebrates 70th Anniversary

County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava presented a proclamation to the Kiwanis Club of Homestead/South Dade in honor of their 70th Anniversary. The club was first formed on August 3, 1948. Its members have continuously provided community service to the Homestead area, making it a better, brighter place for our children.

Updated: August 13, 2018 - 10:02 am
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Friday 08/03/2018
Jurassic South Dade

Florida Power and Light’s Turkey Point ‘Croc Team’ has created the ideal habitat for American Saltwater Crocodiles to live and reproduce.

Updated: August 03, 2018 - 11:08 am
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Thursday 08/02/2018
Nextera Finalizes Florida City Gas Purchase

NextEra Energy, Inc., said Monday it has completed the purchase of Florida City Gas as part of a multibillion-dollar package announced in May that includes NextEra buying Gulf Power Co.

Posted: August 02, 2018
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Friday 07/27/2018
Sheriff’s Office seeks help in identifying suspects

Upper Keys Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the three people seen in the attached picture.

Updated: August 02, 2018 - 5:47 pm
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Florida City’s Dedicated Dem’s Host Political Forum

Friday, July 20th found me at the Florida City Commission Chamber for a forum with three of the democratic candidates for Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, sponsored by the Dedicated Democrats of Florida City. Also speaking to the group was Debbie Mucarsel-Power, candidate for Congressional District 26, running against Rep. Carlos Curbelo. After a cordial greeting the event began giving each candidate five minutes to speak and another five minutes for questions and answers.

Posted: July 27, 2018
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Stalemated....Again

After an exceedingly long public hearing, the Miami-Dade County Commisssioners again deferred a decision for South Dade on bus vs. rail.

Updated: July 29, 2018 - 3:18 pm
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It’s a Hard Knock Life

America’s Favorite Little Orphan is Making Her Way to Seminole Theatre.   The sun'll come out tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there'll be sun!”  That’s right South Florida, the Historic Seminole Theatre is gearing up to bring the Broadway Classic ‘Annie’ to Homestead, which its first of a nine show run opening tonight!

Updated: July 29, 2018 - 3:18 pm
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Ag Patrol Works to Reduce Burglaries

Made a recent trip to Doral to meet with Miami-Dade Police Department Media Relations Section Detective AC Colome and Lt. Richard Garcia to get an insight on thefts in the agricultural section of the South Dade community.

Posted: July 27, 2018
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Enhancing the Lives of Military Families

The Florida Defense Task Force meets with local community leaders

Updated: July 29, 2018 - 3:20 pm
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Friday 07/13/2018
Summer “Passport” Series

The Palace Gardens, Homestead’s award-

Posted: July 13, 2018
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Enterprise Florida Plans Trade Mission to Africa

Enterprise Florida, Inc. is planning a fall export sales mission to Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The public-private business recruitment agency has opened registration for the Nov. 2-9 trip that will target fields including agricultural machinery, aircraft parts, construction, medical equipment, energy, and waste-water management. Estimated travel costs for the excursion include $1,290 for round-trip airfare from New York to Nairobi and $160 to $195 a night for hotels, depending upon the location. For an additional $2,400, Enterprise Florida is also setting up “pre-screened one-on-one ‘Gold Key’ meetings” with local African companies.

Posted: July 13, 2018
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Dedicated Dems to Hold Democratic Ag Commissioner Candidates Forum - Friday, July 20th

The Dedicated Dems of Florida City/Homestead

Posted: July 13, 2018
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Gillum Tours South Dade

Local community leaders in deep South Dade invited Democratic Governor candidate Andrew Gillum to tour the area to learn more about community concerns and the needs of its residents, as he visits around the state.

Updated: July 14, 2018 - 9:49 am
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Friday 06/29/2018
Kids, NFL Players Attend Inaugural James Burgess Jr. Camp

Florida City native and current Cleveland Browns linebacker James Burgess Jr. was pleased with the turnout at his first camp held at Loren Roberts Park.   There were 300 kids of all ages at the free football camp, which also featured complimentary food for the participants.

Updated: June 29, 2018 - 12:04 pm
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DeMilly Murderer Seeks Sentencing Clemency

Doc John W. DeMilly was a local veterinarian and popular town leader. He helped found the Homestead Rodeo Association.   So when he was assassinated in 1985 during a robbery, the public reaction was shock and outrage.  Gilford Robinson was soon arrested for the horrific murder and convicted January 9, 1986. He’s been in prison ever since;thirty-three years.

Updated: June 29, 2018 - 10:33 am
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