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Thursday 11/22/2018
Supporting Shop Small Saturday

Black Friday” with savings and special bargains does get a lot of attention. That was one of the reasons American Express created the idea of Small Business Saturday (also called Shop Small Saturday).

Posted: November 22, 2018
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Community Thanksgiving in Florida City

Thanksgiving came a little early for the community members of Florida City. What started out as just a simple idea in the mind of Evelyn Ruff, wife of recently deceased former chair of the Florida City Code Enforcement Board Larry Ruff, blossomed into an amazing event filled with music, ministers, and a whole lot of food.

Updated: November 22, 2018 - 6:09 am
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Friday 11/16/2018
Big Three in the Spotlight at NASCAR Championship

When Joey Logano nudged Martin Truex Jr. just before the finish line to win in Martinsville, it set the stage for what figures to be a thrilling championship race at the Ford EcoBoost 400 held at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday (2:30 p.m., NBC).

Updated: November 19, 2018 - 8:55 am
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Dade County Farm Bureau Earns Statewide Honors

News Leader Reporter named Newsperson of the Year

Updated: November 19, 2018 - 8:53 am
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Bring Christmas in a Shoebox

For everyone diligently working on your Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes, national collection week has begun.

Posted: November 16, 2018
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Saturday 11/10/2018
Brightseasons in Action

Davie Land has always worked at least part time to help out his single mother and younger brother. The past five years’ job has been at Starbucks where he enjoys meeting people from all around the world. “If you woke up today, you’re winning,” is his philosophy. When his 1993 car with more than 150,000 miles broke down while he was at work, he managed between walking and other arrangements, although getting to his classes at Miami-Dade College wasn’t easy. He didn’t have much choice since repairs weren’t possible until he received his next paycheck.

Posted: November 10, 2018
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Friday 11/09/2018
Back to Back Homicides in Homestead and Florida City

The local area experienced two homicides within a 24 hour period, Tuesday afternoon and the early morning of Wednesday.

Updated: November 09, 2018 - 11:24 am
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Voters Line Up Behind Amendments

By Christine Sexton, NSF

Posted: November 09, 2018
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Voter turnout tops 62% in Florida Midterm Voting

With wide variations throughout the state, 62.1 percent of Florida voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s mid-term elections, according to numbers posted on the state Division of Elections website.

Posted: November 09, 2018
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Midterms Change Florida Landscape

Scott’s win cements control of Florida for Republicans

Updated: November 11, 2018 - 9:57 am
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Thursday 11/08/2018
Upper Keys weekend traffic advisory

Two events may slow traffic this Saturday, Nov. 10. Motorists are asked to note the times, plan accordingly and be patient.

Updated: November 11, 2018 - 9:58 am
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Sunday 11/04/2018
6,000 Books Donated to Migrant Camps

In an effort to help local children thrive in school, Kellogg’s, Fresco y Más and Winn-Dixie supermarkets are putting more books in more hands.

Posted: November 04, 2018
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Family of man killed by Florida City police officer file wrongful death lawsuit

On May 30, 2018, 23 year old Juvon Simon of Florida City was shot twice through the closed door of a neighbor’s apartment by Florida City Police Officer Frantz Hardy. Simon died as a result of his injuries.

Updated: November 06, 2018 - 2:40 pm
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Sunday 10/28/2018
Tips for Parents, Homeowner’s Associations and Property Managers to Help Keep Kids Safe on Halloween

Halloween is one of the more interesting celebrations in the United States and throughout much of the world.  For a few hours one night of the year, generally beginning at dusk, children of all ages transform into their favorite ghoul, villain, superhero, princess or idol.  They have license to collect as much candy as the human body could possibly consume in a dizzyingly short period. For a brief while, the fear of stranger danger, abduction, violence and general modern misanthropy is cast aside for our kids to experience a collective party with everyone around them. 

Posted: October 28, 2018
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Saturday 10/27/2018
The “Pie Lady,” Debra Allen of Sweet Delights in Florida City, is now a TV star

Allen was interviewed in her kitchen for a profile on local tv show, Deco Drive, which features reports on trends and celebrities in South Florida.  Deco Drive is on WSVN Channel 7, Monday through Saturday at 7: 30 pm

Posted: October 27, 2018
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Friday 10/26/2018
Understanding the Amendments

It is likely that many voters are not fully aware of several issues on the ballot; most of which are as equally important as choosing a candidate in the several local and state races. Those issues appear at the end of a lengthy ballot and address amendments to the Florida Constitution and the Miami-Dade County Charter.

Posted: October 26, 2018
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The Redland’s Newest Farm

FPL’s Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center is being built along Krome Ave.

Updated: October 26, 2018 - 9:48 am
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Curbelo, Rubio meet with South Dade Farmers

Director’s of the Board of the Dade County Farm Bureau filled every seat at the ‘round table’ to deliver their message to their Washington officials. The message was clear, ‘fix the way this country treats farmers’. NAFTA all but eliminated row crop farming here and if the two officials don’t do something, Carpenter said, ”the few of us that are left, will be out of business in 2-3 years.”

Updated: October 26, 2018 - 9:48 am
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Friday 10/19/2018
Help for the Homeless

Multiple local and county agencies work to find services and shelter for those living on the street

Posted: October 19, 2018
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Thursday 10/11/2018
A 69 Year Homestead Tradition

Boy Scout Troop 69 is holding its 69th Annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at the Scout Hut on Plummer Drive, between 152 Ave and 157 Ave., this Saturday, Oct.13th from 4:30 -7:30 pm.

Updated: October 15, 2018 - 9:25 am
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