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Monday 04/22/2019
Afro Roots Fest Debuts at the Historic Seminole Theatre, April 27

Award-winning Cuban artist Danay Suarez

Updated: April 23, 2019 - 9:24 am
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First Ever Kiwi Born at Zoo Miami

For the first time ever in the zoo’s history, a North Island kiwi hatched at Zoo Miami!! This is not only a first for Zoo Miami, it is a first for the state of Florida and much of the Southeastern United States!! Zoo Miami received the fertilized egg on March 15th from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park where it was laid on January 29th. The egg was sent to Zoo Miami as part of a special loan agreement between the Smithsonian National Zoo in conjunction with the Government of New Zealand which is where kiwis are naturally found and where it is the unofficial symbol of the country and the nickname given to its citizens.

Posted: April 22, 2019
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Saturday 04/20/2019
Homestead Native Son retires as the Navy’s Senior CTM after 30 years of service

The Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) piped ashore Master Chief Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) (CTM) Neil Watson, a native of Homestead, as he retired from the Navy after 30 years of dedicated and honorable service during a ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station, Pensacola, Florida, April. 12.

Posted: April 20, 2019
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Friday 04/19/2019
Fun and much more from KICKS

Local couple help keep neighborhood kids active and safe with their organized activities available to all

Posted: April 19, 2019
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Thursday 04/18/2019
HCA - Bigger and Better

For the first time ever, Homestead Center for the Arts (HCA) took to the stage last year to highlight four decades of promoting local arts and culture. Delighted attendees remarked, “I didn’t know we had all that in Homestead.”

Updated: April 19, 2019 - 1:54 pm
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Man arrested for threats to family in Key Largo

A 29-year-old man wanted out of New York was arrested Tuesday night in Key Largo after threatening to kill his girlfriend and her children.

Updated: April 19, 2019 - 1:55 pm
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"EarthStravaganza!" The ultimate Earth Day family experience

April is Earth Month!

Posted: April 18, 2019
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Feeding those who need help

Molina Healthcare and Farm Share recently hosted a community

Posted: April 18, 2019
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Friday 04/12/2019
JROTC experiences SOCSOUTH

As much as Junior ROTC (JROTC) cadets enjoy the day they spend at Homestead Air Reserve Base (HARB), there was a special element this year.

Posted: April 12, 2019
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Mayor Gimenez presents Transportation Plan to Council

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez addressed Homestead City Council on Tuesday, April 9.

Posted: April 12, 2019
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Thursday 04/11/2019
Fairclough Recognizes ‘Phenomenal Women’ Who Make an Impact

In commemorating Women’s History Month, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough said, “I’m excited to recognize some phenomenal women in the community. March is Women’s History Month and it’s only fitting that we

Posted: April 11, 2019
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Monday 04/08/2019
New $5.4 million aquatic complex completed at South Dade Park

A new $5.4 million aquatic complex is set to open at South Dade Park, located at 28151 SW 164 Ave., Miami. The facility features a new multi-purpose competitive/recreational swimming pool with zero-depth entry, eight 25-yard lap lanes and a water slide tower plus remodeled pool buildings.

Posted: April 08, 2019
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Friday 04/05/2019
Miami-Dade College awarded 2019 Aspen Prize for Excellence

$1 Million Prize Recognizes Excellence in Equitable Outcomes for Students During and After College

Posted: April 05, 2019
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Tuesday 04/02/2019
All About Oranges

This time of year South Florida is laden with tree ripened oranges.

Posted: April 02, 2019
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Monday 04/01/2019
Council Approves Planning Swap for New Homes on Kingman

Homestead City Council approved a major planning amendment at its meeting on Wednesday March 20 clearing the way for 778 new homes on 85 acres.

Updated: April 01, 2019 - 11:10 am
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Thursday 03/28/2019
NASCAR championship to leave Homestead

After hosting the cup series finale for 18 years, NASCAR moves the championship to Phoenix for the 2020 season.   NASCAR will come to Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 22, starting in 2020.

Posted: March 28, 2019
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Local Python Information for Breeding Season

A neighbor spotted a six foot python crossing the street into a Homestead park last week.

Updated: April 02, 2019 - 8:26 pm
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Focusing on Female Veterans

Makissa Lewis had no intention of joining the military when she agreed to go with a friend to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). “After I scored well, I was getting calls from recruiters,” Lewis said. “I wasn’t really set on what I wanted to study and decided maybe this was a good way to go.”

Posted: March 28, 2019
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Four Scholarship Winners Crowned

The Miss South Florida Scholarship Pageant, has produced local

Posted: March 28, 2019
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Tuesday 03/26/2019
Homestead-Miami Speedway Cup Series Race Moves to March for 2020

NASCAR today announced its schedule for the 2020 Cup Series season, which reflects many date changes from 2019, including Homestead-Miami Speedway. 

Updated: March 28, 2019 - 9:02 pm
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