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Monday 06/19/2017
HURRICANE GUIDE - Best and Worst for Hurricane Boat Prep

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Posted: June 19, 2017
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Sunday 06/18/2017
Bass Pro Shops Donating 40,000 Rods and Reels in Effort to Get Kids Outside

Gone Fishing movement aims to introduce fishing to families everywhere with free activities, donations and partnerships.

Posted: June 18, 2017
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Saturday 06/17/2017
HURRICANE GUIDE - Hurricane Timeline To-Do List

When a Hurricane is 36 HOURS from arriving

Posted: June 17, 2017
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Friday 06/16/2017
HURRICANE GUIDE - Prepare for Hurricane Season in South Dade

After ending an 11-year stormless streak in 2016, Florida enters its annual hurricane season on Thursday with forecasters predicting an above-average season.

Updated: June 16, 2017 - 11:14 am
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Council Approves Pay Raises

A six-member Homestead City Council unanimously approved a 2.5% pay raise for all City employees at its Committee of the Whole meeting on Wednesday June 13.

Posted: June 16, 2017
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Homestead Celebrates the State of the City

Homestead’s annual State of the City address at the Seminole Theatre on June 7 was a sold-out event although impacted by the stormy weather.

Posted: June 16, 2017
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Homestead Nurseryman Receives Top Award

Mark Wilson named 2017 Farmer of the Year

Posted: June 16, 2017
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Friday 06/09/2017
PFC Johnnie Little Grave Marker Update

The effort to secure a government issued tombstone marker for the unmarked grave of Homestead serviceman Johnnie Little, who was killed in action during World War II, is moving forward. He was buried in Miami City Cemetery where many, many fallen warriors are. Their graves are marked with their service and record of their ultimate sacrifice, unlike Johnnie's, which remains unmarked more than 70 years after his death.

Updated: June 16, 2017 - 11:13 am
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Free Summer Food Program Comes to Homestead

The school year ends this week which is bad news for children dependent on subsidized meals. Teachers have long noted decreased performance levels when students are hungry.

Posted: June 09, 2017
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Rapid Transport Moving at a Snails Pace for South Dade

Wednesday night, May 31st: a standing room only crowd squeezed into the auditorium on the 2nd floor of the South Dade Library in Cutler Bay.

Posted: June 09, 2017
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Friday 06/02/2017
State Focuses on Renewed Zika Threat

Florida's largely dry conditions, which might appear to be more conducive to wildfires, shouldn't be seen as a reason to reduce vigilance in preventing the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Posted: June 02, 2017
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South Dade High School Rededicates Horticultural Center in Honor of Beloved Teacher Gene Herring

It is fitting that a rededication honoring Gene Herring, “the Father of the Agricultural Program of South Dade High” was held and that his wife Joyce and their daughter Kris were there to unveil the new sign. It is also fitting that I toss my article away and submit the words of his wife Joyce and daughter Kris.

Posted: June 02, 2017
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Homestead Man Killed Over Parking Space

A Homestead man was shot dead over an argument about a parking space in a crowded tourist spot on Memorial Day Weekend.

Posted: June 02, 2017
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Agriculture’s Future Here Depends on Changes with NAFTA

NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement is a contract devised by the Clinton Administration between the United States, Canada and Mexico that took effect on January 1, 1994.

Updated: June 02, 2017 - 11:00 am
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FWC Officer Bobby Dube named 2017 CCA "Officer of the Year" for South Florida

The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) awards banquet was recently held in Dade County at Schnebly's Winery in Homestead.

Posted: June 02, 2017
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Thursday 06/01/2017
Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter's 2017 State of the City: Together We Rise

Together we grow, together we dream, together we are Homestead, and together we rise.

Posted: June 01, 2017
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Sunday 05/28/2017
Watch for Manatees When Out on the Water

The summer season has arrived and that can mean crowded conditions on Florida’s waterways. Save the Manatee Club encourages the boating community to watch for manatees when out on the water.

Posted: May 28, 2017
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South Dade Senior Named Student Advisor to County School Board

When the School Board of Miami Dade County meets every month to discuss the pressing issues facing the fourth largest school district in the country, one seat on the dais is saved for a student advisor. The student advisor is responsible for bringing a fresh perspective straight from the classroom and also serves as the voice of his peers in the important matters discussed. This upcoming school year, that voice will be of South Dade Senior Bryce Febres.

Posted: May 28, 2017
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Saturday 05/27/2017
It’s Never too Late to Graduate

In a time when many are forced to speak a second

Posted: May 27, 2017
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Friday 05/26/2017
Temporary Protections Extended for Haitians

Temporary "protected status" has been extended for another six months for thousands of Haitians who fled to the United States after their island was ravaged by an earthquake in 2010.

Posted: May 26, 2017
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