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Monday 02/19/2018
On a Path to Making a Difference

   Editor’s Note: The Rotary Club of Homestead established an Interact Club at MAST Academy a few years ago. Interact is the youngest branch of Rotary designed to help guide high school age students preparing for a future that includes giving back to their communities. Rotaract is geared for college age students as they too prepare to learn what Service Above Self truly means. Miami Dade College professor Kevin Moore has chosen to spearhead this latest effort.

Posted: February 19, 2018
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Sunday 02/18/2018
Continued Discussion on Transportation

An opening statement was delivered by Charles Scurr, “We’ve all been talking about transportation for years, for decades. We are poised to move forward but we need that momentum, we need that sustained political leadership, we need that community involvement to keep it going."

Posted: February 18, 2018
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Citrus Numbers Down Amid Hopes for Federal Aid

Projections for Florida’s orange crop fell slightly in the latest monthly forecast, as the storm-battered agriculture industry appears closer to getting federal relief that officials say is needed to keep parts of the industry afloat.

Posted: February 18, 2018
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Friday 02/16/2018
House Readies ‘Across the Board’ Tax Package

Farmers, nursing homes and property owners impacted by Hurricane Irma could receive tax relief.

Posted: February 16, 2018
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Miami-Dade Bars Animal Abusers from Adopting at County Shelter

The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners has passed an ordinance to prevent people found guilty of animal abuse from adopting pets from the County's Pet Adoption and Protection Center and from the County's shelter partners.

Posted: February 16, 2018
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Council Finalizes Build Details for Homestead Station

   A five member City Council met in special session Wednesday to conclude construction and financing details on the Homestead Station

Posted: February 16, 2018
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Bateman Challenges Conviction at Supreme Court

A former Homestead mayor wants the Florida Supreme Court to take up a challenge to his conviction in a case that involves consulting work on a permitting issue for a non-profit organization. Steven Bateman filed a notice last week asking the Supreme Court to hear the case after the 3rd District Court of Appeal upheld his conviction in December, according to documents posted Monday on the Supreme Court website.

Posted: February 16, 2018
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Farm Share - Free Food Distribution - Saturday, February 17

Updated: February 16, 2018 - 1:49 pm
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A Moving Tribute to a Fallen Soldier

72 years after his death, Johnnie Little, a Homestead boy killed in battle during World War II, is at last recognized with a gravestone.

Posted: February 16, 2018
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Elderly Vet Shot and Killed by Police

Threatening suicide because of his impending eviction over complaints about his service dogs, man met police at door waving weapon.

Updated: February 16, 2018 - 1:42 pm
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Friday 02/09/2018
Resign to Run Law Could Dictate New City Leadership

   Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter’s announcement of a try for statewide office triggered speculation about City leadership.

Posted: February 09, 2018
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Eco-Fair Coming to Homestead

Encounter live animals, try local organic foods, enjoy live music, learn about South Florida ecosystems, take the Trolley to the National Parks, and more…all at the fourth annual Homestead Eco-Fair!

Posted: February 09, 2018
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Grant Workshops for Non-Profit’s in Homestead

The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will host grant workshops for Non-Profit Organizations Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10am and Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6pm in the Health Room of the William F. Dickinson Community Center (1601 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030).

Posted: February 09, 2018
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Homestead Mother Kills 2 yr old Son, Wounds Man, in Apparent Suicide Attempt

   Miami Dade Police are investigating a domestic attempted suicide and murder that resulted in the death of the perpetrator's two-year old son and the wounding of herself and an adult male. The woman, identified by police at 22 year old Nathaly Ramos was charged with 2nd degree murder with a deadly weapon, and attempted 2nd degree murder.

Updated: February 12, 2018 - 8:11 pm
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Pikarsky Honored

Dade County Farm Bureau holds annual luncheon celebrating Women in Agriculture

Posted: February 09, 2018
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Thursday 02/08/2018
“Sighting” New Possibilities

   Medical and bio-engineering technologies have made great improvements for individuals who have sustained or are born with certain physical disabilities.

Updated: February 12, 2018 - 8:10 pm
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Farm Bureau Heads to Tallahassee

TALLY-HO! On January 30 and 31, I was happy to team up with Farm Bureau’s Jorge Abreu, Marisol Diaz and Tom Rieder for a jaunt to the Capital Building to make sure the concerns of the local farming industry get heard by key members of Congress as several important funding bills seek a vote of approval.

Posted: February 08, 2018
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Friday 02/02/2018
House Eyes Tax Help for Agriculture Industry

Florida’s Hurricane Irma-battered agriculture industry, growing anxious as it awaits federal disaster relief, could land some help from the state House as part of a tax-cut package.

Posted: February 02, 2018
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Candidates Debate at Local Political Forum

Several hundred people filed through a police security check on Sunday, January 28, to attend a congressional debate and candidate forum at the Seminole Theatre.

Posted: February 02, 2018
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"Well Strung" was Well Done

Patty and I have visited the fabulous Seminole Theatre numerous times seeing great, yet predictable acts like Art Garfunkel, John Popper and performers singing Frank Sinatra music, plus more.

Posted: February 02, 2018
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