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A six-member Homestead City Council approved a millage rate increase of 7.7500 mills per $1000 for August tax notices at its meeting Wednesday July 21. The rate was recommended following Council’s July 13 budget workshop.

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There are multiple familiar names when it comes to packing houses in and around Homestead. The signs in place at 16751 SW 199th Ave in Redland is a new endeavor, yet WP Produce has been known in Miami for quality avocado and other products for almost four decades.

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Longtime area residents easily remember the value of having family-owned Mitchell Hardware in the times before big box stores were an option. When word of their closing went around, there were no doubt at least a few nostalgic thoughts.

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Public Meeting on Turpike Bypass of Florida City - Tuesday, July 20

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With what could be called a unique and challenging first term through the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic, Homestead Mayor Steve Losner held a kick-off campaign event on June 24 at the Waterstone Bay Clubhouse.

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When Soldiers deploy, they can find themselves volunteering for uncommon missions the Army didn’t train them for, and recently, one of those missions gave them an emotional experience they never expected.

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Florida’s fruit and vegetable growers raise and harvest some of the best produce in the world, but they are struggling to survive in the face of unfair, market-distorting trade practices by Mexican importers.

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The Redland Homes and Farms Association (RHFA) has been at the forefront for the past few months to stress on-going concerns that adversely impact the unique aspects of the historical residential/agricultural area.

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An affiliate of the TREO Group of Miami plans to ask the County Commission to rezone its Redland property to build single-family homes. The 7.31 acre site on the southeast corner of SW 192nd Avenue and SW 312th street is currently zoned “agricultural”. The developer plans 43 single-family ho…

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A five-member Homestead City Council discussed requests for early funding under the American Rescue Plan Act, the COVID relief bill that passed Congress in March.

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On Friday, June 4, Miami-Dade County's Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) broke ground for the South Corridor Rapid Transit Project at the SW 296 Street Park & Ride Station in Florida City. It will provide high-quality transit service operating with similar features to …

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With the start of storm season, many homeowners may decide to secure their home by installing a natural gas backup generator to ensure on-demand energy during power interruptions.

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The day after our country celebrated Memorial Day by remembering those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedoms, Homestead Air Reserve Base welcomed home a large group of battlefield veterans.

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At its regular meeting on Wednesday May 26, Homestead City Council agreed to a new development of single family homes on the northwest corner of North Canal and Farm Life School Road called Marie Estates subdivision.

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Childhood dreams often give way to different interests and in other cases, steps are taken to follow the desired path without hesitation. Originally from Mount Vernon, New York, Les Burke avidly watched episodes of the television show, “Sea Hunt”, and Jacques Cousteau specials.

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While Rick Folse (also known as Rick Fit) only served in the US Army for a few months before a medical problem forced his discharge, that experience and his family background forged an enduring bond with those who served in the Armed Forces.

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Heather Tietig is congratulated by Kyle Wingo of Richard’s Tractor as she takes possession of the Kubota RTVX 900 she won in the Dade County Farm Bureau Raffle.

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On Monday evening Christina Lasasimma, who represented Laos in the Miss Universe Pageant held Sunday at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood FL, was welcomed to Homestead with a reception and dinner at Bangkok Cuisine.

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With each step toward normal after a year-plus of closures and cancellations, the Kiwanis Club of Homestead-South Dade along with the Military Affairs Council [MAC] are signing up anglers and sponsors for the 36th Annual Dolphin Days Family Fishing Tournament.