Homestead City Council voted preliminary approval of the City’s new budget at its Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, September 10.
Kim Sloan Hill, born in Homestead’s Southwest neighborhood, has been a social studies teacher since 2005 at his alma mater, Homestead Senior High School.
Homestead soccer fans had a lot to celebrate this past Friday when the City of Homestead inaugurated the new soccer fields at the Homestead Sports Complex in conjunction with the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Fall Season Opening Ceremony. More than 800 young athletes, their famil…
A new toll rate on Card Sound Road will be effective on Oct. 1, 2019. The toll adjustment is in accordance with the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index.
Among the familiar names of candidates for Homestead Mayor, that of Bradley Compton is in fact, new. His sense of community is not, however. In coming to South Florida in 2000 to University of Miami to study maritime law, his strong connection to enjoying and preserving the marine environmen…
After working over 30 years for the City of Homestead, Dennis Maytan is ready for his next challenge. Maytan has qualified as a candidate for City Council – Seat #2 representing Keys Gate.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners have announced that the County will be spearheading relief efforts for the residents of The Bahamas, where many islands have been hit hard by Hurricane Dorian’s devastating strength.
A 31-year-old Homestead man was arrested Monday afternoon after Deputies and Monroe County Fire Rescue Firefighters were called to a fire on the 28000 block of Dorothy Avenue on Little Torch Key.
In light of the expected impacts of Hurricane Dorian, the City of Homestead will offer sandbag distributions for residents on Friday, August 30, 2019 from
National Weather Service officials have recertified Homestead, Florida as a StormReady community. The StormReady program helps community leaders and residents better prepare for hazardous weather and flooding. The City of Homestead was first certified as a StormReady community in 2012 for it…
At the August 21st Special Presentations, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough announced that Somerset Academy South Homestead and Somerset Academy Oaks were recently designated as STEM schools —institutions which focus on science, technology, engineering, and math.
When you fill a large space to capacity with children in K-8 grades, add faculty, members of the local PTA, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) officials, representatives from the National PTA office, almost 100
The SDNL recieved notification in form of a press release of the endorsement of local candidates for Homestead Mayor and City Council by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker (IBEW) LU 359-2.
Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 26 counties Wednesday in anticipation of a powerful hit from Hurricane Dorian during the Labor Day weekend.
Former NFL Players Michael Oher and Jamarca Sanford spoke to an eager crowd of 200 youngsters on Friday, August 16th at the Homestead YMCA Family Center.
The past, present and future of Miami-Dade College, Homestead Campus gathered with Homestead City officials Wednesday August 7, 2019 at City Hall for the Property Transfer Signing Ceremony for the Miami-Dade College Student Success Center. Applause and standing ovations punctuated the event …
Rolle spoke of his personal experience of being born and raised in Homestead and how he joined the force 40 years ago after he was discharged from the military. He rose from patrolman to Captain and eventually Chief of Police in 1998.
Herby Zephir wants to answer two questions. The first he’s pursuing by bushwhacking through the Ocala National Forest: “Where are the falcons – specifically the southeastern American kestrel?”
Lester Brown, a Homestead Corrections Officer, was arrested and taken into custody on Wednesday, August 7th, charged with one count of felony battery and one count of official misconduct.
When a respected, loved member of the community passes away, grief and fond memories are shared. When a tragic accident claims the life unexpectedly, shock and exclamations of, “Why?”, compound the loss.
Experienced beekeepers, aspiring novices and people simply curious about honey bees will all find plenty of sweet educational opportunities at the 2019 University of Florida Bee College, coming August 5-6 and 8-9.
Hemp has been hyped as a lifesaver for Florida farmers, touted as a versatile crop that can be used to build houses, feed livestock and create clothing.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals.
The City of Homestead and Miami Dade College (MDC) will embark on the next step in revitalizing Downtown Homestead by memorializing a property transfer for MDC’s future Student Success Center across from City Hall. A Signing Ceremony will take place Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 3:30 p.m., in the Co…
A five-member Homestead City Council chaired by Vice Mayor Jon Burgess rejected a rezoning application for 73 townhomes on 9.2 acres at its meeting on Wednesday, July 24.
At the July 24th Special Presentations, Councilman Larry Roth recognized the Homestead Police Explorers who recently competed against teams from 22 other Florida municipalities, and took home two awards.
Word spread throughout the area about the invitation to the Homestead-Miami Mariachi Conservatory to play at the Mexican Cultural Institute Gala Friday July 19, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Eddie Garza, Executive Director of the Mariachi Conservatory, and everyone at the Mexican-American Coun…
In conjunction with the Miami-Dade Pubic Defenders Office of Carlos J. Martinez and Florida House Representative Kionne McGhee, the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hosted a restorative rights resource clinic in Homestead.
Although age eighteen was the minimum for the draft, when a World War is raging and you live in Newport, enlisting in the U.S. Navy at seventeen was not uncommon.
Homestead Public Services Energy Director Barbara Quiñones was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA). She replaces outgoing Chair Bill Conrad and has served as Vice Chair of the Board since 2014. FMPA’s Board of Directors makes policy decisions…
On June 28th, the Board of Directors for Dade County Farm Bureau received notice that their Executive Director, Jorge Abreu, was leaving to take the position as Manager of Exhibits & Community Engagement with the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition. Abreu has faithfully served our loca…
Homestead community members gathered July 10th to honor the life and legacy of Homestead pioneer Ruth Campbell with a memorial and lighting ceremony. The night began with an open house and reception at the Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum.