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Friday 11/17/2017
Homestead National Parks Trolley Returns Thanksgiving Weekend

   The return of the Homestead National Parks Trolley is just one more reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving weekend.   The award-winning service offering a free ride, free guided tour, and free admission to Everglades & Biscayne National Parks operates every weekend November 25, 2017 through April 29, 2018.  The Trolley departs from Historic Downtown Homestead, where visitors can enjoy local area restaurants, visit the free Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum, or catch a show at the Seminole Theatre.

Posted: November 17, 2017
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Light Up Your Sneakers to Benefit the South Dade Community

   This year the Homestead Family YMCA is joining with Main Street's Holiday in Losner Park and the City of Homestead for our annual Jingle Bell Run 5K on Saturday, December 2nd. 

Posted: November 17, 2017
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Look Out Homestead......It's Here!

If you haven’t noticed, there is an anticipation in the air.  Perhaps this week you saw the haulers driving off the turnpike toward east Homestead.  You can also see it around town with the banners that fly in front of businesses.  Motels and hotels are ready.  Restaurants have placed larger orders.  Businesses gave away tickets.  Homestead is ready.  For what?  Where have you been?  Homestead is ready for the 2017 Ford EcoBoost Championship Weekend!

Posted: November 17, 2017
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City Council Seeks Less Residential Density, More Open Space

A five-member Homestead Council took up the issue of the permitted concentration of residential building in the City.  

Posted: November 17, 2017
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Thursday 11/16/2017
Homestead's Veterans Day Parade 2017

Updated: November 16, 2017 - 8:20 pm
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Ford Championship Weekend is Here

South Dade Welcomes the World for a Great Weekend of NASCAR Championship Racing

Updated: November 16, 2017 - 5:32 pm
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Saturday 11/11/2017
Bring-and-Brag comes to Town Hall Museum

Homestead’s own Historic Town Hall Museum at 41 N. Krome Avenue will host a Bring-And-Brag session on Saturday December 2 from 1 to 4 PM. The event is free.

Posted: November 11, 2017
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New Dining in Historic Hotel

Martini and paella lovers, take heart. Actually, there’s much more to enjoy on the menu of the City Hall Bistro and Martini Bar recently opened in the historic Hotel Redland. If you’ve driven past lately, you will have noticed tables, chairs, hanging plants, and lights on the signature wraparound porch of the 1904 building.

Updated: November 13, 2017 - 12:08 pm
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Recycling Reptiles

   Just how the original population of Tegu lizards was introduced into the wilds of Florida is somewhat of a debate but my expert sources tell the story of an importer releasing thousands of Black and White Tegus from Argentina in South Dade prior to 2005. 

Posted: November 11, 2017
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Honoring Veteran's Day

   Veteran’s day is an important day in our lives to honor the men and women who serve this country, so we can enjoy our freedom everyday.  Along with being grateful to them, we know there are families who sacrifice a lot without them.   Proudly display your American flag and give a Veteran a thank you for their service and for the glorious freedom we all share.

Updated: November 13, 2017 - 12:08 pm
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Friday 11/10/2017
Homestead Mother Charged with Murder

   The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) Homicide Bureau, is investigating the death of a child. 

Updated: November 11, 2017 - 10:15 am
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A Crisis Averted --- At Least for Now

   A threat to the future of Homestead Air Reserve Base was averted last week when the application for expansion of the Urban Development Boundary near Homestead Air Reserve Base was withdrawn by the applicant in the face of strong organized community resistance.

Posted: November 10, 2017
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Thursday 11/09/2017
Election Changes Homestead City Council

   Homestead’s city election saw the defeat of one incumbent Council member and the re-election of another.

Updated: November 11, 2017 - 10:14 am
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Saturday 11/04/2017
Testing the Track

Preparing for the Championship

Posted: November 04, 2017
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Friday 11/03/2017
Live and Local with Chris Landin

On Saturday I went to see The Backbeat Band at Simmon's Bar in Homestead. Normally they are a four piece band, but on this night the band consisted of Gabe Rodriguez on the drums, Jorge Tercilla on the upright bass (yeah, you read it right, an upright bass) & sitting in on guitar & vocals was Max Torchut from my band, The Catch.

Posted: November 03, 2017
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Local Nursery Awarded Marijuana License

Production will bring jobs to the area, and may enable easier access to treatment.

Posted: November 03, 2017
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Keyes Cares for the Keys

   Tony Garcia, District Sales Manager of the Keyes Homestead office worked with his company to create Keyes Cares For the Keys Service Day, organizing a working crew of fellow coworkers to help the hardest hit by Hurricane Irma in The Florida Keys.

Updated: November 03, 2017 - 10:00 am
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Three Virtues Equals Multiple Benefits

   With all of the various nationwide and global charities working now to support victims domestically and internationally, it's easy to forget about those local organizations that have been assisting those in need regularly.

Updated: November 03, 2017 - 10:11 am
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Homestead Warns of Utility Phone Scams

   The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about a scam that has been reported by Homestead Public Services customers. A supposed utilities representative calls a home or business and asks customers to make a utility payment over the phone by credit card or with a prepaid card or money order they are instructed to purchase.  The call is reported as coming from (855) 828-4226.

Updated: November 03, 2017 - 10:01 am
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Saturday 10/28/2017
Local Schools Receive Schools of Hope Grants

  Five Miami-Dade County Public Schools are among the 11 that received the 2017-18 Schools of Hope (Traditional Public Schools) grants. Only four districts received funds from the total state-wide allocation of $18,142,000.

Posted: October 28, 2017
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