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Friday 06/15/2018
Meet Your Neighbors

Meet Summer and Garrett Compton who are enjoying the end of the school year. Summer, 4th grade, is looking forward to the pool every day while Garrett, 7th grade, is happy to get his dog all day, every day!

Posted: June 15, 2018
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Turkey Point Applies For License Renewal

With Florida Power and Light’s Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 entering their fourth decade of operation, FPL has applied to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) for a twenty-year License Renewal. The multi-step process requires approximately nine months of various reviews, one of which is an Environmental Scoping Meeting open for public comment. William F. Burton, Senior Project Manager in the Division of License Renewal and other NRC staff were at the Homestead City Hall, Thursday, May 31, 2018 to conduct an afternoon and evening meeting.

Updated: June 18, 2018 - 9:54 am
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Saturday 06/09/2018
Guardians of the South Change Guard

Special Operations Command South held a change of command ceremony in its headquarter building in Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, June 5, 2018.

Posted: June 09, 2018
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Friday 06/08/2018
Fruit Flies are Back

Last time they invaded their devastation was over $30 million to local growers.  State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said this week that eradication efforts have started after three Oriental fruit flies were discovered in the Redland.

Updated: June 08, 2018 - 11:23 am
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Florida City Elementary Teacher wins South Region’s Teacher of the Year

Katina Perry-Birts is a graduate of Homestead Sr. High. From there, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Science degree in Reading K-12 at Barry University. From Barry, Katrina moved on to earn her specialty certification in ED Leadership at Nova University. Perry-Birts first worked as a substitute teacher for five years before completing her education degree in 2005. Then she got a job at Florida City Elementary, where she has taught ever since.

Posted: June 08, 2018
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Communities Join Together in Salute to the Jensen’s

Career military families move frequently to duty assignments within the United States and overseas.

Posted: June 08, 2018
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Friday 06/01/2018
Jensen’s to be Honored

Twisted aluminum siding, broken two-by-fours and soaked insulation is all that remained of the four hundred trailers local fruit and vegetable pickers had called home for two decades.

Posted: June 01, 2018
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Ag Commissioner Candidates Take Aim at NAFTA

Florida’s next agriculture commissioner likely will back White House efforts to change the North American Free Trade Agreement as a way to help the state’s farmers.

Updated: June 02, 2018 - 11:23 am
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Turtle Lady of 320th St.

Got a call from a friend telling me about “The Turtle Lady of 320th Street.”

Posted: June 01, 2018
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Friday 05/25/2018
South Dade Farmers take their Voices to the Hill

   Dade County Farm Bureau board members Sal Finocchiaro and Kern Carpenter, along with Executive Director Jorge Abreu and Miami-Dade County Agricultural Manager Charles LaPradd traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet up with Florida Farm Bureau and other county Farm Bureau’s for the annual Field to the Hill.

Updated: May 25, 2018 - 10:30 am
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Friday 05/18/2018
Homestead Battling Lack of Depth During the Spring

   Homestead head coach Ahmad Ward hoped the team would be able to continue its momentum from making the playoffs for the first time in 10 years into spring football.

Updated: May 18, 2018 - 4:26 pm
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Bringing the Comforts of Home to those Who Serve

   The annual Quilts of Valor presentation during the May Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Luncheon at Homestead Air Reserve Base (HARB) became somewhat of a “past, present, and future” event this year.

Updated: May 21, 2018 - 11:18 am
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Friday 05/11/2018
Farm Share to “Stamp Out Hunger”

Farm Share, a non-profit whose aim is that no one will go hungry and food will not go to waste, is asking Florida’s support on Saturday, May 12th to join the nation’s largest domestic hunger – relief operation – the National Association of Letter Carriers annual campaign, STAMP OUT HUNGER food drive.

Updated: May 11, 2018 - 9:52 am
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Exotic Fruit Farms are Doing Well in South Dade

   I recently spoke with Peter Leifermann of Brooks Tropicals to discuss the expansion of the exotic fruit market throughout the South Dade agriculture community.

Posted: May 11, 2018
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JROTC teams with HARB

   Only some of the Army JROTC high school students who piled out of two buses Thursday, May 3, 2018 will go on to join the military. All, however, gain important skills from the program and all certainly had a good time when Special Operations Command, South (SOCSOUTH) welcomed them to Homestead Air Reserve Base for multiple demonstrations and activities to provide a look beyond the campus of South Dade High School.

Posted: May 11, 2018
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Thursday 05/10/2018
Levine Cava secures $1.6 million for Rebirth of Redland Farm Life Center

   On May 1, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners unanimously supported Commissioner Levine Cava’s legislation allocating $1.6 million for the rebirth of the Redland Farm Life School. The 102-year-old building will now be transformed into the Redland Farm Life Center, bringing more economic development to South Dade.

Updated: May 11, 2018 - 9:53 am
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County Taxes Increased 90% for some Ag Properties

   In 2017 the office of Miami-Dade property appraiser, Pedro J. Garcia, changed the formula used to determine the taxable land use rate for ag classified lands.

Updated: May 11, 2018 - 9:55 am
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Friday 05/04/2018
All-Electronic Tolling System for Card Sound Road Opens in June; Sun Pass Promotion until May 9

   The new All-Electronic Tolling System is being installed on Card Sound Road and will be operational in June 2018. It replaces the cash-only tollbooth that was removed last year.

Posted: May 04, 2018
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Protector of the Bees

   Our story centers around a man named Lee Del Signore owner of 2,500 bee hives that are scattered from Florida City through the orange oroves and palmetto acreage in Central Florida.

Updated: May 04, 2018 - 10:14 am
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Friday 04/27/2018
Meet Your Neighbors

On May 10th, Homestead resident Ethel W. Sammons will turn

Posted: April 27, 2018
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