Jeff Porter kicked off his campaign for Mayor of Homestead Tuesday evening, July 27 at the Capri Restaurant.
A six-member Homestead City Council approved a millage rate increase of 7.7500 mills per $1000 for August tax notices at its meeting Wednesday July 21. The rate was recommended following Council’s July 13 budget workshop.
There are multiple familiar names when it comes to packing houses in and around Homestead. The signs in place at 16751 SW 199th Ave in Redland is a new endeavor, yet WP Produce has been known in Miami for quality avocado and other products for almost four decades.
University of Florida scientists want to help South Florida farmers increase their economic returns when growing papaya to meet consumer demands and enhance their competitive edge domestically and internationally.
Longtime area residents easily remember the value of having family-owned Mitchell Hardware in the times before big box stores were an option. When word of their closing went around, there were no doubt at least a few nostalgic thoughts.
The Coast Guard urges South Florida recreational boaters considering transiting toward Cuban territorial waters to "not take to the sea."
A six member Homestead City Council discussed recommendations of the Charter Review Committee at the regular COW meeting on Tuesday July 13.
A luncheon was held at Rotarian Jeannette Varela’s elegant Casa Tranquila Estate in Redland. Chef’s prepared a scrumptious variety of specialties that delighted all that attended.
The Florida Association of Crime Stoppers recently named Rep. Kevin Chambliss Florida Representative of the Year for his legislative success on their behalf.
A 20-year-old Homestead, Florida man arrested Thursday in the Upper Keys for stealing a Honda was back in jail Saturday for stealing a car in Key West.
With what could be called a unique and challenging first term through the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic, Homestead Mayor Steve Losner held a kick-off campaign event on June 24 at the Waterstone Bay Clubhouse.
Long time Homestead resident Louis Melara retired from Miami Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) in 2004 where he served as a Firefighter Paramedic, and Dive Rescue Swimmer spending most of his 30-year career in Rescue 6, one of if not the busiest units in the County. He was one of the first Firefighter…
Eligible County residents that are behind on their rent due to COVID-19 can apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP 2.3) to help pay rent and other housing costs
A six-member Homestead City Council considered the application for a liquefied natural gas facility on 11.5 acres in the Park of Commerce.
Homestead’s Mexican American Council (MAC) has steadily strengthened their College and Career Readiness Program. A As they say on their website: “Ready for life after High School? Join the CCP and empower and enlighten yourself through thought provoking Workshops. Discover new careers and fu…
When Soldiers deploy, they can find themselves volunteering for uncommon missions the Army didn’t train them for, and recently, one of those missions gave them an emotional experience they never expected.
Florida’s fruit and vegetable growers raise and harvest some of the best produce in the world, but they are struggling to survive in the face of unfair, market-distorting trade practices by Mexican importers.
Travel continues to rebound after a year-long pandemic. AAA forecasts travel volumes for Independence Day will be the second-highest on record; nearing the highs set in 2019.
The Redland Homes and Farms Association (RHFA) has been at the forefront for the past few months to stress on-going concerns that adversely impact the unique aspects of the historical residential/agricultural area.
An affiliate of the TREO Group of Miami plans to ask the County Commission to rezone its Redland property to build single-family homes. The 7.31 acre site on the southeast corner of SW 192nd Avenue and SW 312th street is currently zoned “agricultural”. The developer plans 43 single-family ho…
A five-member Homestead City Council discussed requests for early funding under the American Rescue Plan Act, the COVID relief bill that passed Congress in March.
On Friday, June 4, Miami-Dade County's Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) broke ground for the South Corridor Rapid Transit Project at the SW 296 Street Park & Ride Station in Florida City. It will provide high-quality transit service operating with similar features to …
With the start of storm season, many homeowners may decide to secure their home by installing a natural gas backup generator to ensure on-demand energy during power interruptions.
The day after our country celebrated Memorial Day by remembering those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedoms, Homestead Air Reserve Base welcomed home a large group of battlefield veterans.
At its regular meeting on Wednesday May 26, Homestead City Council agreed to a new development of single family homes on the northwest corner of North Canal and Farm Life School Road called Marie Estates subdivision.
Before the sounds of the Homestead Air Reserve Base Honor Guard firing shots in salute and the haunting notes of the bugler playing, “Taps”, approximately 160 people mingled at Palms Woodlawn Cemetery Monday May 31, 2021, Memorial Day.
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) conducted its annual Storm Dry Run event May 3-7, an intensive weeklong session of hurricane restoration drills involving more than 3,000 employees responding to a hypothetical hurricane amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Childhood dreams often give way to different interests and in other cases, steps are taken to follow the desired path without hesitation. Originally from Mount Vernon, New York, Les Burke avidly watched episodes of the television show, “Sea Hunt”, and Jacques Cousteau specials.
The City of Homestead, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Emergency Management, will begin offering the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines at Roby George Park, located at 201 SW 11th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030.
While Rick Folse (also known as Rick Fit) only served in the US Army for a few months before a medical problem forced his discharge, that experience and his family background forged an enduring bond with those who served in the Armed Forces.
Heather Tietig is congratulated by Kyle Wingo of Richard’s Tractor as she takes possession of the Kubota RTVX 900 she won in the Dade County Farm Bureau Raffle.
Small-scale grower operations have their advantages despite being challenged by access to large markets and limits on resources. In urban and rural environments, challenges that emerged from COVID-19 brought small-scale farms to light.
On Monday evening Christina Lasasimma, who represented Laos in the Miss Universe Pageant held Sunday at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood FL, was welcomed to Homestead with a reception and dinner at Bangkok Cuisine.
With each step toward normal after a year-plus of closures and cancellations, the Kiwanis Club of Homestead-South Dade along with the Military Affairs Council [MAC] are signing up anglers and sponsors for the 36th Annual Dolphin Days Family Fishing Tournament.
As a business owner or manager, you may not yet have experience with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP).
The Mexican American Council, Inc (MAC) partners with UnidosUS to launch a vaccination awareness campaign, Esperanza Hope for All.
This week, Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) are partnering to offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at public schools throughout the county, to provide school employees, students, their families, and anyone in the community wishing to get vaccinated with access to …
The highly coveted vanilla spice, along with mangoes and passionfruit are at the root of a collaborative agreement between two entities that are continents apart.