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When a respected, loved member of the community passes away, grief and fond memories are shared. When a tragic accident claims the life unexpectedly, shock and exclamations of, “Why?”, compound the loss.

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Experienced beekeepers, aspiring novices and people simply curious about honey bees will all find plenty of sweet educational opportunities at the 2019 University of Florida Bee College, coming August 5-6 and 8-9.

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Hemp has been hyped as a lifesaver for Florida farmers, touted as a versatile crop that can be used to build houses, feed livestock and create clothing.

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On June 28th, the Board of Directors for Dade County Farm Bureau received notice that their Executive Director, Jorge Abreu, was leaving to take the position as Manager of Exhibits & Community Engagement with the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition. Abreu has faithfully served our loca…

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Police are investigating a murder that happened this afternoon at the Budget Host Inn, 815 N. Krome Ave., Florida City.  A body was lying underneath a yellow tarp in the parking lot.

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In the early morning ours of Thursday July 4th at approximately 1:30 am, a Homestead resident called police from the Oasis housing development, reporting a bear sighting. Homestead Police Officers immediately responded and spotted what they described as a four-foot-tall black bear walking in…

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 If you haven't seen it yet, this is the new mural in Florida City all passersby see on Krome Ave. It is on the wall of the RS Shiver Bldg just north of Palm Drive. Harvey Birdmann and three other local artists painted the colorful “Welcome to Florida City”. Watch the News Leader for an upco…

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The Florida Department of Transportation held a public hearing Tuesday, June 18 in Homestead about its plans for repaving highway US1. The hearing explained the planned safety improvements set for South Dixie Highway from 336th Street (Davis Parkway) to SW 304th Street (Kings Highway).

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With what must have been a convoy of trucks, a band of thieves brazenly trespassed through a construction site and a wooded private land parcel to reach the back corner of BVA Horticultural. They cut the wire fencing, and stole 110,000 small, potted palms.

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Do your neighbors have a lot of visitors with out-of-state plates on their cars? It could be a sign of another vacation rental business.

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When the Florida Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act passed in 2014 with the intent to, “Create a comprehensive workforce development system that provides assistance to job seekers and employers,” numerous departments and offices were charged with developing and managing different programs …

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Ask any quilter about the time and personal effort that go into creating a quilt and the answer will be from something whimsical to something intensely meaningful. Whether handcrafted or done with a machine, many hours are involved; hundreds in some cases. When the Quilts of Valor Foundation…

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The Mexican American Council (MAC), in collaboration with Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), hosted the 35th Annual Student Recognition Ceremony at Homestead Miami Speedway. This special annual event recognizes high school graduates and honors their parents.

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Ruth Campbell came to Homestead in 1942 with her Aunt Ruth to visit Aunt Grace who had come in 1926.  She was born in Kentucky but came from Detroit, Michigan where she had completed cosmetology school.   Ruth’s first job was in the Homestead Grocery where she said she was able to meet and g…

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Hello everyone. My name is Rosie. In case we haven’t met, I’m the Tyrannosaurus rex that stood at the entrance of the Turkey Point Clean Energy Center for many wonderful years – a greeting job I took very seriously. Over the years, I had the opportunity to meet many special visitors and to g…

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The lone house at 653 Lucy St, across from Jay’s Funeral Home, holds many memories for Mr. Fred Lee, Junior. Lee’s parents originally relocated from South Carolina and took work where they could. “I think my father’s first job was working in a grove near what’s the Miami airport. My mother d…

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Dade County Farm Bureau will honor Rutzke at 41st Annual Barbecue and “Fun” Raiser on Saturday, April 27

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For the first time ever in the zoo’s history, a North Island kiwi hatched at Zoo Miami!! This is not only a first for Zoo Miami, it is a first for the state of Florida and much of the Southeastern United States!! Zoo Miami received the fertilized egg on March 15th from the Smithsonian Nation…

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Local couple help keep neighborhood kids active and safe with their organized activities available to all

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For the first time ever, Homestead Center for the Arts (HCA) took to the stage last year to highlight four decades of promoting local arts and culture. Delighted attendees remarked, “I didn’t know we had all that in Homestead.”

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This time of year South Florida is laden with tree ripened oranges.

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After hosting the cup series finale for 18 years, NASCAR moves the championship to Phoenix for the 2020 season.   NASCAR will come to Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 22, starting in 2020.

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Makissa Lewis had no intention of joining the military when she agreed to go with a friend to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). “After I scored well, I was getting calls from recruiters,” Lewis said. “I wasn’t really set on what I wanted to study and decided maybe …

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With Spring here, we can enjoy the taste of so many fruits and vegetables that we are so fortunate to have that are locally grown.

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If you know where to look, you’ll find the most surprising slices of nature are thriving amidst the urban jungle of America’s largest cities.  Including the crocodiles at FP&L's Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant in Homestead.

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Rep. Mucarsel-Powell invited local South Dade leaders to discuss how she can help facilitate economic development in the region.

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Asking someone to host 150 people for lunch with less than thirty-six hours’ notice and reconfigure a facility space at the same time isn’t a call a business looks forward to. Mother Nature will be what she is though, and Denisse and Peter Schnebly are accustomed to hard work at Schnebly’s R…

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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), along with his colleagues, today released statements addressing short-sighted criticism by a group of lawmakers and industry groups on the Trump Administration’s decision to immediately terminate a suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and M…