The community Martin Luther King Parade is this Saturday, January 18, 2020. The parade starts at 12 noon, going east on 4th Street to 6th Avenue, south on 6th
Every year the Homestead and Florida City communities come together to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a free community breakfast. This year, the event will take place at 7AM on Friday, January 17th at the Phichol Williams Community Center (951 SW 4th ST, Homest…
The Florida Department of Transportation announced a public meeting Tuesday January 21, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Phichol Williams Community Center in Homestead.
At the December 18th Special Presentations, Councilman Larry Roth announced the winners of the Community Relations Board’s (CRB) Fall Essay Contest. Essays submitted by 26 students were judged by the CRB, which includes residents of Homestead and Florida City.
A third man was arrested Wednesday in the early morning Dec. 25 melee that occurred on the 200 block of Burton Drive in Tavernier that left four people hospitalized.
There are multiple events taking place this weekend and later this month that the Sheriff’s Office expects will impact traffic. Plan accordingly and take note the times and days of events. Anyone reading this is urged to share the information with friends, neighbors, coworkers as well as on …
Leading up to two defining meetings on the future of the Redland, the private group, ‘Protect Our Redland’ has reached 4,827 signatures (as of Tuesday morning, Jan. 7), very close to their initital goal of 5000.
This will be the 3rd year, Soroptimist International of Homestead will be hosting the Blue Jean Ball during Homestead's Championship rodeo weekend.
When Paul Morrow was growing up as one of nineteen children in Alabama, he knew he would follow a different path. While he could envision perhaps owning some kind of business someday, standing on a stage being introduced by the President of the United States as a role model to follow wasn’t …
As Florida becomes increasingly urbanized, more than half the state’s stormwater ponds appear in two metropolitan areas -- Orlando and Tampa Bay, new research from the University of Florida shows.
A six-member Homestead City Council returned to a deferred request for retail commercial building along Farm Life School Road (162nd Avenue) at its meeting on December 18.
A six-member Homestead City Council failed to confirm a candidate for vacant Council seat #5 (Waterstone) at its regular meeting on Wednesday December 18.
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried isn’t joining the bipartisan support for a revised trade deal with Canada and Mexico that is backed by Republican President Donald Trump and the Democratic-run U.S. House.
Shooting suspects lead police on a high-speed car chase throughout Florida City and Homestead on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 17, before bailing out of the disabled vehicle and being captured. Theentire episode was captured by helicopter news cams and watched live throughout Miami.
Volunteers at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Pennsylvania would have assuredly been dressed more warmly than those who gathered at Palm Woodlawn Cemetery Saturday, Dec 14, 2019. Their purpose though was the same; to honor and remember veterans as part of National Wreaths Across Amer…
Children become aware of the joy of helping others at different ages. For some, it’s watching people around them or being taken with a parent to participate in a giving-type event.
Enjoy the beautiful South Florida weather, explore nature, encounter wildlife, and spend time with family this Holiday Season on the Homestead National Parks Trolley.
Now with Christmas shopping wrapping up -- pun intended, ho ho ho -- many people will be spending this weekend scrambling for their last minute items for Wednesday’s Yuletide holiday.
The Card Sound Toll Annual Pass is available for purchase at the Monroe County Building Department Office in the Visitor’s Center at the Ocean Reef Club on Tuesdays through Thursdays through Dec. 18 and then from Dec. 30 through Jan. 30.
The Florida Department of Transportation held a public meeting in Homestead on Tuesday December 10 to announce the long-anticipated start of the Truck Bypass project along Campbell Drive.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has approved Florida Power & Light’s application for an additional 20 years of operation for Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4, located approximately 20 miles south of Miami.
The story behind the climb to success of the Bomnin family is remarkable (see Oct. 18,2019 News Leader). Arnaldo Bomnin has not forgotten the opportunity this country gave him when he arrived at the age of 25. Coupled with his faith in God, his generosity to the Rotary Club of Home-stead con…
For several weeks we have been listening to multiple opinions on the future of South Dade in preparation for what has been called “the showdown” at the Ag Practices meeting to be held Dec. 4th at the Ag Extension Center.
A six-member Homestead City Council approved many expenditure requests in a lengthy session on Wednesday November 20. This was the first meeting of the new Council following the general election.
The spirit of camaraderie and shared experiences of service to/love for the country are part of what brings members of the John G. Salley American Legion Post 43 in Homestead together. The sense of service carries through into community whether as individuals involved in different organizati…
As the child of migrant workers, Vicky Saldivar knew what it was like to frequently move. Even though her parents settling in Homestead two weeks prior to Hurricane Andrew might not have been ideal timing, they, like many others who remained, watched the town rise from destruction and rebuil…
In August of 2019, federal environmental regulators disclosed a controversial proposal to be enacted in the Florida Keys in order to protect corals and marine life. These new proposals entail eight no-fishing zones, a regulation on the boats on which many people reside near shore, along with…
Homestead held its swearing-in ceremony Tuesday November 12 one week after the general election. A new County rule caused the election certification to take longer, so it was not completed until Thursday afternoon.
The Rotary Club of Homestead held its 2019 Homestead Style Gala, (no suits or black ties) November 8th at the Harris Field Pavilion to a sell out crowd. All gathered for the best ever Smoked Prime Rib cooked by incoming Mayor, Steve Losner, a forth generation Rotarian. Complimenting the main…
Recovering his life from a senseless tragedy that caused both legs to be amputated would be an admirable goal for Javier (Javi) Perez to have achieved. He has gone well beyond that, however, in recently opening a Modern Med Center in Dadeland.
Citizens gathered at the Ag Extension Center for an informative discussion by the Ag Practices Committee regarding sensitive issues that will have future bearing on the development of the South Dade area.