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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…

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Picking another swing state over Florida, the Democratic National Committee has chosen Milwaukee to host its 2020 national convention. Miami-Dade County sought to draw the convention, as Florida is poised to again play a major role in next year’s presidential election.

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On Friday March 1st, Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell along with Congresswoman Donna Shalala, held a press conference at Gould’s Gym in The Gould’s community to announce the passage of two federal bills to curb gun violence. These reforms would close several gun purchasing loopholes and …

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Brightline rail service largely drew praise from businesses, transportation officials and communities where stops are planned, during its request Friday to issue another $950 million in tax-exempt bonds.

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Julian Morales would love to play baseball, go to waterparks, and do most of the things his fellow 7-year-old friends do.

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Homestead Soup Kitchen, a non-profit committed to feeding the hungry in our community, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Community Bag Program from February 20th – March 31st at a local Winn-Dixie store.

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An abused child who regains consciousness in the hospital with no memory of how that particular injury happened is sadly not an unusual way for the child and siblings to be placed into foster care. In meeting the now poised, smiling adult Alecia Rodriguez, one would not imagine intense, mult…

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The Women’s Club of Dade County Farm Bureau is searching for contestants interested in becoming this years Harvest Queen to reign over their 41st Annual Barbecue and “Fun” Raiser – April 27, 2019.