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Friday 10/12/2018
100 YEARS AGO

Homestead Enterprise - October 10, 1918

Posted: October 12, 2018
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City Council Agrees To Planning and Zoning Board Change

The issue of Homestead’s Planning and Zoning Board not being able to hold a meeting in over five months due to a lack of quorums was a focus of the Committee of the Whole (COW) Tuesday October 9, 2018. The issue was raised in the August 22d City Council meeting to significant discussion and closed with Councilman Shelley, who was presiding over the meeting saying, “I’d like to see this on the next COW agenda and have a full discussion of the larger issues and base our decisions on that.”

Posted: October 12, 2018
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Stepping Into A New Tradition

Mary Jane Trent, retiring Executive Director of the Miss Homestead Scholarship Foundation, could speak volumes about her involvement with the organization for more than two decades. It is easier to sum up though with, “How rewarding it’s been for me to work with these young women as they pursue their dreams.” Her comment comes as the transition is being completed where future Miss Homesteads will be part of the Miss South Florida organization.

Posted: October 12, 2018
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What’s Old is New Again - Homestead Favorite ‘Sam’s Country Kitchen’

One of Homestead’s favorite breakfast and lunch diners is open.

Updated: October 15, 2018 - 9:27 am
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‘Another Nail in the Coffin’ for Agriculture

In an effort to curtail illegal dumping, Miami-Dade Commissioners propose forcing land owners to fence all unimproved lots and vacant lands, which includes all farmland.

Updated: October 12, 2018 - 9:07 am
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Thursday 10/11/2018
A 69 Year Homestead Tradition

Boy Scout Troop 69 is holding its 69th Annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at the Scout Hut on Plummer Drive, between 152 Ave and 157 Ave., this Saturday, Oct.13th from 4:30 -7:30 pm.

Updated: October 15, 2018 - 9:25 am
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Friday 10/05/2018
Lack of Planning & Zoning Meeting ‘Shuts Down City’

Homestead’s Planning and Zoning Board has not held a meeting in over five months.

Posted: October 05, 2018
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Dade County Farm Bureau Honors Dimare Family

Tuesday morning began with dark skies and rain. But that changed into South Florida sunshine just in time for a sold out crowd at the Women’s Club of Homestead

Posted: October 05, 2018
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Familiar and New Faces for the Chamber Board

he sold-out crowd at the Hampton Inn for the South Dade Chamber of Commerce Installation Luncheon had plenty to applaud about Thursday September 27, 2018. Corey Gold, outgoing Chairman, expressed his appreciation to board members and the Chamber staff for a year that brought several changes, to include relocation of the Chamber back to Krome Avenue in the heart of the downtown revitalization effort.

Posted: October 05, 2018
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Thursday 10/04/2018
100 YEARS AGO - Homestead Enterprise - October 3, 1918

HOMESTEAD HAPPENINGS:

Posted: October 04, 2018
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Waldman’s named as Outstanding Seniors

The Palace Gardens recently held a “Senior Citizen of the Year” award ceremony,

Posted: October 04, 2018
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Final Budget Approval Part of Full City Council Agenda

Homestead City Council approved the 2018-2019 budget without further discussion at a final hearing on Wednesday Sept. 26.

Posted: October 04, 2018
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National Night Out in Homestead

he community came together on Tuesday October 2nd for National Night Out d I at the Homestead Police Station. Patty and I enjoyed this evening of fun and education. The purpose of this event was to help increase Neighborhood Watch participation by promoting the work that police, residents and businesses do together to make Homestead neighborhoods safer.

Posted: October 04, 2018
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Sunday 09/30/2018
MDC to add entrance facility

Homestead City Manager George Gretsas announced a new college building is in the works at the City’s budget presentation on September 12.

Updated: October 01, 2018 - 2:49 pm
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Partial Decision on Stadium Appeal

La Ley Sports had big plans for Homestead’s old baseball stadium in 2011.

Posted: September 30, 2018
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Thursday 09/27/2018
South Dade to Get New Transit System….finally

“Don’t Call Them Buses. It’s a Rapid Transit System.  (I think) that’s where we need to change the narrative.”

Posted: September 27, 2018
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Friday 09/21/2018
Service Beyond the Call of Duty

On Saturday, September 15th, the Homestead Seventh-Day Adventist Church honored four Homestead police officers for helping a family in distress by securing temporary housing.

Updated: September 24, 2018 - 9:45 am
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Homestead Approves Tentative Budgets

Homestead City Council cleared the City’s 2018-2019 budget at a Special Call section of its meeting on Wednesday September 12.

Posted: September 21, 2018
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Tragedy Strikes Local Farm

We all know the attachment we develop with our animal friends. We grieve at their loss.  Imagine the heartache Dr. Janice Milligan and her life partner Bob Owens shared when their 13 pet alpacas were viciously attacked by neighborhood dogs.

Updated: September 24, 2018 - 9:45 am
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Save the Keys and the Planet, One Straw at a Time

Growing up in the Jamaican town of Ocho Rios, Renaldo Graham planted yams on his father’s farm.   Now he’s looking after the planet in another way.

Updated: September 24, 2018 - 10:55 am
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