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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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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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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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Saturday 07/22/2017
Lobsters Beware - Mini Lobster Season is Near

Mini lobster season is almost here, a time when those tasty crustaceans are hunted by thousands of boater’s as they hit the seas of South Florida armed with snorkels, scuba gear and tickle sticks.

Updated: July 22, 2017 - 12:22 pm
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Friday 07/21/2017
The Game is On

King’s Court, new Jai Alai and Poker, is open in Florida City

Posted: July 21, 2017
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Thursday 07/20/2017
Thank You Florida City!

Officials in Florida City have taken the necessary steps to rid the community of the eyesores at the former Hibachi Grill on US #1. The closed restaurant had become a canvas for graffiti artists who created some of the eye pollution visitors to our communities would encounter when coming into and out of the Keys and

Updated: July 22, 2017 - 12:19 pm
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Monday 07/17/2017
Celebrating through History

George Alma Rouse celebrated her 90th birthday with a private viewing of the Florida Pioneer Museum on July 8th. Why the Museum? George Alma is an avid fan of the Antique Road Show and knows a great deal about antiques and history.

Updated: July 22, 2017 - 12:21 pm
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Friday 07/14/2017
Crime Rings Stealing Boats, Yamaha Outboards, Garmin Electronics

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) said today crime rings responsible for stealing boats, Yamaha outboard engines, Garmin electronics, and other expensive navigation units along the East Coast's I-95 corridor have moved across the country. Largely striking boat dealerships and boat-storage facilities, the thieves are getting the attention of a new intelligence working group made up of local, state and federal law enforcement officials as well as certified marine investigators who urge recreational boaters to be vigilant.

Updated: July 14, 2017 - 1:45 pm
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Friday 06/30/2017
Happy 90th Birthday Miss Smith

The Rotary Club of Homestead this week was honored to have two very

Updated: July 07, 2017 - 11:52 am
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4th of July Traffic Warning

There will be a parade in Key Largo on July 4th that is expected to cause traffic congestion.

Updated: June 30, 2017 - 9:35 am
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Friday 06/23/2017
HURRICANE GUIDE - Get Ready Now for Hurricane Season

Florida Power & Light (FPL) continues to upgrade its system as part of its ongoing work to strengthen the power grid and improve service reliability. Company investments, which include strengthening power lines and power poles, trimming trees around power lines and installing smart grid technology, help make the grid more reliable day-to-day and more storm-resilient.

Posted: June 23, 2017
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Monday 06/19/2017
HURRICANE GUIDE - Best and Worst for Hurricane Boat Prep


Posted: June 19, 2017
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Saturday 06/17/2017
HURRICANE GUIDE - Hurricane Timeline To-Do List

When a Hurricane is 36 HOURS from arriving

Posted: June 17, 2017
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Friday 06/16/2017
HURRICANE GUIDE - Prepare for Hurricane Season in South Dade

After ending an 11-year stormless streak in 2016, Florida enters its annual hurricane season on Thursday with forecasters predicting an above-average season.

Updated: June 23, 2017 - 10:08 am
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Friday 06/09/2017
Rapid Transport Moving at a Snails Pace for South Dade

Wednesday night, May 31st: a standing room only crowd squeezed into the auditorium on the 2nd floor of the South Dade Library in Cutler Bay.

Posted: June 09, 2017
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Friday 06/02/2017
State Focuses on Renewed Zika Threat

Florida's largely dry conditions, which might appear to be more conducive to wildfires, shouldn't be seen as a reason to reduce vigilance in preventing the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Posted: June 02, 2017
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Road Rage on the Stretch

A Fort Lauderdale man was arrested early Wednesday after he pointed a handgun at the passenger of a car in an apparent road rage incident.

Posted: June 02, 2017
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Agriculture’s Future Here Depends on Changes with NAFTA

NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement is a contract devised by the Clinton Administration between the United States, Canada and Mexico that took effect on January 1, 1994.

Updated: June 02, 2017 - 11:00 am
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FWC Officer Bobby Dube named 2017 CCA "Officer of the Year" for South Florida

The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) awards banquet was recently held in Dade County at Schnebly's Winery in Homestead.

Posted: June 02, 2017
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