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Sunday 02/17/2019
STEM Saturdays Engage More Than Students

It is true younger students may not have grasped the concept of centripetal force in the same way the older ones did. What did seem to be the same among all groups who attended the first session of STEM Saturday was curiosity and fun. The event took place February 9, 2019 at the Phichol Williams Community Center in Homestead. Students were divided by grades, matched with one or more volunteers and the morning’s objective was to design, build, and test their own toy car.

Posted: February 17, 2019
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Saturday 02/16/2019
The Race to Keep Invasive Tegus Out of Everglades National Park

“Do you want to help catch a tegu tonight?” asked my biologist friend.

Posted: February 16, 2019
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Friday 02/15/2019
FPL Solar Energy Center in Homestead Officially Up and Running

he array of more than 300,000 solar panels at the FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center have been in full operation since February 1, 2019 and hundreds of people gathered Tuesday, February 12, 2019 to celebrate the achievement. Previous articles have described the capability of this, the first solar power plant in the county.

Posted: February 15, 2019
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The Detained, Yet Determined Immigrant Children at Homestead

My son, five years old at the time, once asked me about a dead bird in our yard.

Posted: February 15, 2019
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Marlyn Carpenter honored as “Woman of the Year”

The 14th Annual Women in Agriculture Luncheon started with Carol Harris,chairwoman of the Dade County Farm Bureau’s Women’s Committee, delivering some powerful facts on Women in Florida agriculture. Included in her statements were, “There are over 26,000 women working farms and ranches in Florida today - that’s one third of all Florida farmers. Women farm 2.5 million acres in our state.”

Posted: February 15, 2019
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Thursday 02/14/2019
56th Annual Ag/Farm Tour & Luncheon

A once-a-year must do event that highlights South Dade agriculture, topped off with a delightful luncheon.

Posted: February 14, 2019
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Friday 02/08/2019
Enthusiastic Reception for South Dade

“We may not be getting rail, but bringing more jobs in means fewer people need to commute.” Although this was not the exact quote from Cutler Bay Mayor Tim Meerbott, Florida City Mayor Otis Wallace, and Homestead Mayor Stephen Shelley, it is a theme of the three cities and supported by County Commissioner Daniella Levine-Cava.

Updated: February 08, 2019 - 11:32 am
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U.S. Army Reserve Units Train with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue at Homestead-Miami Speedway

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers teamed up with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department to conduct training for real-world catastrophes at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida.

Updated: February 08, 2019 - 11:30 am
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Friday 02/01/2019
Bad Deal Affects So Very Many

Whether you call it NAFTA or USMCA, the trade deal between US and Mexico harms not only South Dade farmers but field hands, truck drivers, warehouse workers; cities, regions, families and communities. Economic impact reaches far and wide.

Posted: February 01, 2019
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Commission meets on Land Use along Rapid Transit Line

January 24 was a challenge as I was to cover the Board of County Commissioners meeting on the Comprehensive Development Master Plan, in other words “Mixed Use Development” along the “Rapid Transit System.” In a daring effort, I decided to catch a bus on the transit system at the Southwest 244th street station to see how long it would take me to reach downtown Miami under present conditions.

Posted: February 01, 2019
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New Officials Hear Farmers Concerns

In order to assist South Dade farmers, Dade County Farm Bureau called on Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried to join the farming community for an educational forum. Area farmers were encouraged to express the major issues that threaten their farms existence.

Updated: February 04, 2019 - 9:10 am
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Friday 01/25/2019
Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

On Friday, January 17, hundreds of community leaders and citizens gathered in Homestead at Phichol Williams Community Center to pay tribute to the birth, life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King.

Updated: February 11, 2019 - 12:13 pm
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Thursday 01/24/2019
Super Wolf Blood Moon

Since the dawn of time, people have gazed up into the stars, searching for meaning.

Updated: January 24, 2019 - 7:55 pm
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New Year, New Tastes

With the New Year beginning and after all the treats and goodies we have consumed, a lite start to our year is what we are all looking for in foods.

Updated: January 24, 2019 - 4:41 pm
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Thursday 01/10/2019
Go Have Fun

It’s festival season in South Dade and the Upper Keys. Mark your calendar (listed in chronological order) to enjoy the beautiful weather and all of the great events our communities have to offer.

Posted: January 10, 2019
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Florida City Elementary’s art-inspired transformation

Florida City Elementary School surprised their students returning from holiday break, as they unveiled a school beautification project on Monday, January 7, sponsored by LIFEWTR, the premium bottled water company.

Posted: January 10, 2019
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Friday 12/28/2018
The Year that You Keep Your Resolutions

The gym is packed during the month of January. Half of the people are trying to fulfill their New Year’s Resolutions. The other half can’t wait until February when the first half has given up hope.

Posted: December 28, 2018
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Finding the True Meaning of the Season

Our Christmas celebrations certainly vary in our community. Many celebrate Noche Buena and exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. Midnight church is standard with others. Many gather on Christmas Day. Some travel out of town to visit family while others’ homes are filled to the brim with family coming home. There is no correct way to celebrate Christmas.

Updated: December 31, 2018 - 8:14 am
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Friday 12/21/2018
Florida Water Management - the Unsolved Issue

This article is centered on the South Florida farmers point of view, with hopes of shedding light on some misconceptions held by others about the affects of farming on soil and water.

Posted: December 21, 2018
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Visit from Santa at Neva King Cooper

There was nothing but smiles on the faces of the children, families and staff of Neva King Cooper Educational Center in Homestead on Tuesday, as Santa and Mrs. Claus came for a visit.

Posted: December 21, 2018
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