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Friday 01/19/2018
New Addition to the Florida City Business Community

   Increasing a business is always a sign of success. Managing the increase is a different aspect, however, and owners can suddenly discover there are myriad factors to consider and more importantly to

Posted: January 19, 2018
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Homestead Rises Up

   In an annual tradition, the Homestead and Florida City Communities united to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community activists, students, dignitaries, and many other community members gathered for an elegant breakfast celebration at the Phichol Williams Community Center.

Posted: January 19, 2018
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Thursday 01/18/2018
A Day at the Museum

Meda and I spent the afternoon of January 13 – her birthday – as volunteers at the Florida Pioneer Museum. We had the joy of introducing two new volunteers to the Museum.

Posted: January 18, 2018
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Monday 01/15/2018
Warm and Healthy-But You Still Have Time for Sweets

With the chill still in our air and everyone on busy schedules, we all want foods that are comforting, warm, but still healthy for the New Year. Using the freshest farm ingredients provides the opportunity to serve healthy soups and salads with just a little sweet for the chocolate lover.

Updated: January 15, 2018 - 11:51 am
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New Year Brings New Hope on DACA Solution

Op-Ed from Congressman Carlos Curbelo

Last year ended on a bittersweet note for Congress. I was proud of the historic reforms to our tax code that are now law and will give hard-working Americans across the country the opportunity to keep more of their paychecks.

However, I was extremely disappointed with Leaders of both parties, in both Chambers, and their lack of courage in putting forth a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals population.

These young immigrants, known as Dreamers, arrived in our country at no fault of their own – brought by their parents who either illegally crossed one of our borders or overstayed their visas. For most of these young people, the United States is the only country they have ever called home.

They attended and graduated from school with our own children and today are seeking to serve in our military, pursue a college degree, or contribute to our economy by working. Many have no memories of their countries of origin. They speak English, work hard, pay their taxes, and are positively contributing to our nation.

In November of last year, I made a commitment to make these hard-working young people – and all those who care for them – a priority and pledged to withhold my support for government spending for the first time without action on a permanent solution. While I have always supported government spending votes in the past, the lack of political will from Leaders of both parties forced myself and others, like Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, to say, "Enough is enough. Let's get this done."

Unfortunately, not enough Members from either party had the courage to take the same stand, and so after a holiday season filled with continued uncertainty and anxiety for immigrant families across the country, we have regrettably entered the new year with a challenge to pass a solution to the same problem.

As the President's imposed March deadline quickly approaches, it is enormously frustrating that politics-as-usual leaves so many with so much uncertainty.

It is critical that Republicans and Democrats work together and in good faith to find a compromise on immigration policy in these first few weeks of the year. Congress first began working on legislation for the benefit of young immigrants who were brought to our country as children some 17 years ago.

All attempts have failed, but this time failure is not an option because this time, failure means hundreds of thousands of talented young people, who are by most measures Americans, are in very real danger of losing the only home they've ever known.

I've introduced the bipartisan Recognizing America's Children (RAC) Act to provide a permanent solution for DACA recipients. I have offered my support for any proposal that provides the DACA population a permanent solution, and I have worked to develop compromise legislation and build consensus with colleagues from both parties in the House of Representatives where I serve, and in the Senate.

I'm more hopeful than ever that a solution is imminent, but we can't lose sight of the goal. We have a responsibility to pass legislation that can secure the future for these young immigrants and, at the same time, make our country safer and more prosperous by securing our borders and reforming our immigration laws.

Americans have been expecting results from Congress on immigration policy for years. Enough is enough. The time for action is now.  

Updated: January 15, 2018 - 12:48 pm
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Friday 01/12/2018
Putting a Roof Over their Heads

   Almost everyone in the Florida Keys has awful memories about Hurricane Irma.  For Alnier and Oladis Mendez and their three children of Marathon, the storm destroyed much of their mobile home.  Thanks to the Rotary Club of Homestead success at raising funds with the Seminole Theatre at the recent John Popper Concert, money was available to help.

Posted: January 12, 2018
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MAC Strong at 50

The South Dade community joined with military members from the Homestead Air Reserve Base to  celebrate half a century of working together in support of each other as members of the South Dade Chamber of Commerce’s MAC (Military Affairs Committee).

Posted: January 12, 2018
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Thursday 01/11/2018
Florida City Teens Arrested for Gang Murder at Homestead Park

  A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed near a playground at a popular Homestead park Sunday evening.

Posted: January 11, 2018
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Celebrate at the MLK Parade in Florida City

   Remember this date, Saturday, January 13th.  That the date for this year’s South Dade Martin Luther King Parade takes to the streets of Florida City on  Saturday, January 13th, not Monday.  The reason is to avoid conflicting with the large celebration taking place in Miami on the actual day of the holiday.

Posted: January 11, 2018
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Friday 01/05/2018
Honoring the Legacy

Homestead Community to Celebrate Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Annual Breakfast

Posted: January 05, 2018
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Thursday 01/04/2018
WE MOVED

Please make note of our new address

Posted: January 04, 2018
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Sunday 12/31/2017
Au Pairs Bring a New Opportunity for Child Care

  In a home in Oakland Park, two-year-old Miles runs around the playroom while his 11-month-old sister, Violet crawls from toy to toy.  The children’s parents are at work yet the children are in their own home and there is someone special who is minding the children.  Someone who gives hugs and sees to the children’s every need just like their parents would if present.

Posted: December 31, 2017
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We're Moving

Visit us at our new address:

Updated: December 31, 2017 - 2:25 pm
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Saturday 12/23/2017
Early Christmas' in South Dade

Christmas celebrations in early South Dade centered on the churches, schools and often the Rotary Club of Homestead, which served children and the less fortunate in our

Posted: December 23, 2017
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Celebrate Christmas with a Morning Brunch

Christmas is a time to celebrate this season of joy together. 

Updated: December 23, 2017 - 2:12 pm
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It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas

   If you drive west on NE 15th Street (SW 304 St) past Krome Avenue, what a wondrous sight will appear! No, not the miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer but rather, three homes that are fully decorated with the spirit of Christmas.

Updated: December 23, 2017 - 2:11 pm
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A Little Boy with a Big Heart

  There are many stories out there that touch the heart of our readers but this story about 9-year old Ajay Evans brings a tear of hope about our future generations.   He and his mom Camille arrived for an interview at a local park where the conversation started soon after an introduction and handshake.  Ajay chose to stand in fear of getting dirt on his bone, white taekwondo outfit.  As I turned on my recorder, his story began.    

Updated: December 23, 2017 - 2:10 pm
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Friday 12/15/2017
Celebrating Christmas at Area Churches

The United Methodist Churches of South Miami-Dade County invite

Posted: December 15, 2017
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Celebrating Christmas at Area Churches

The United Methodist Churches of South Miami-Dade County invite

Posted: December 15, 2017
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Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in Uniform

   Recently an issue of Military Officer Magazine, the magazine of the Military Officers Association of America carried an article on Mexican and Mexican American soldiers, sailors and Marines during World War One. 

Posted: December 15, 2017
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