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Monday 02/18/2019
Homestead Native serves at Joint Typhoon Warning Center

Most Americans rely on weather forecasts to plan their daily routine. The U.S. Navy is no different. With numerous ships, submarines and airplanes deployed in the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s area of operations, sailors stationed at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Hawaii, make it their primary mission to monitor extreme weather conditions in support of the fleet’s daily operations.

Posted: February 18, 2019
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Sunday 02/17/2019
STEM Saturdays Engage More Than Students

It is true younger students may not have grasped the concept of centripetal force in the same way the older ones did. What did seem to be the same among all groups who attended the first session of STEM Saturday was curiosity and fun. The event took place February 9, 2019 at the Phichol Williams Community Center in Homestead. Students were divided by grades, matched with one or more volunteers and the morning’s objective was to design, build, and test their own toy car.

Posted: February 17, 2019
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Saturday 02/16/2019
The Race to Keep Invasive Tegus Out of Everglades National Park

“Do you want to help catch a tegu tonight?” asked my biologist friend.

Posted: February 16, 2019
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Friday 02/15/2019
FPL Solar Energy Center in Homestead Officially Up and Running

he array of more than 300,000 solar panels at the FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center have been in full operation since February 1, 2019 and hundreds of people gathered Tuesday, February 12, 2019 to celebrate the achievement. Previous articles have described the capability of this, the first solar power plant in the county.

Posted: February 15, 2019
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Council Advances Design Phases for Losner Park and Cybrary

Homestead City Council advanced the Losner Park expansion project and the Cybrary to their next steps at the committee of the whole meeting on February 12.

Posted: February 15, 2019
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The Detained, Yet Determined Immigrant Children at Homestead

My son, five years old at the time, once asked me about a dead bird in our yard.

Posted: February 15, 2019
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Five Council Finalists Submit Questionnaires

The five finalists for the open Homestead City Council seat submitted written answers to a questionnaire about their interest in municipal government.

Posted: February 15, 2019
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Marlyn Carpenter honored as “Woman of the Year”

The 14th Annual Women in Agriculture Luncheon started with Carol Harris,chairwoman of the Dade County Farm Bureau’s Women’s Committee, delivering some powerful facts on Women in Florida agriculture. Included in her statements were, “There are over 26,000 women working farms and ranches in Florida today - that’s one third of all Florida farmers. Women farm 2.5 million acres in our state.”

Posted: February 15, 2019
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Thursday 02/14/2019
Man involved in Hialeah shooting arrested in Key Largo

A 28-year-old Miami-Dade County man in stolen car was arrested late Tuesday night after deputies stopped him at a McDonald’s restaurant.

Posted: February 14, 2019
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56th Annual Ag/Farm Tour & Luncheon

A once-a-year must do event that highlights South Dade agriculture, topped off with a delightful luncheon.

Posted: February 14, 2019
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Friday 02/08/2019
Enthusiastic Reception for South Dade

“We may not be getting rail, but bringing more jobs in means fewer people need to commute.” Although this was not the exact quote from Cutler Bay Mayor Tim Meerbott, Florida City Mayor Otis Wallace, and Homestead Mayor Stephen Shelley, it is a theme of the three cities and supported by County Commissioner Daniella Levine-Cava.

Updated: February 08, 2019 - 11:32 am
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U.S. Army Reserve Units Train with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue at Homestead-Miami Speedway

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers teamed up with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department to conduct training for real-world catastrophes at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida.

Updated: February 08, 2019 - 11:30 am
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Connect with Nature at Homestead Eco Fair

Encounter live animals, try local organic foods, enjoy live music, learn about South Florida ecosystems, take the Trolley to the National Parks, and more…all at the fifth annual Homestead Eco-Fair! The FREE event will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 12pm to 4pm at Losner Park, located at 104 N. Krome Ave. Homestead, FL 33030 and will feature the Homestead National Parks Trolley.

Posted: February 08, 2019
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Friday 02/01/2019
Bad Deal Affects So Very Many

Whether you call it NAFTA or USMCA, the trade deal between US and Mexico harms not only South Dade farmers but field hands, truck drivers, warehouse workers; cities, regions, families and communities. Economic impact reaches far and wide.

Posted: February 01, 2019
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Community Responds to Unexpected Challenge

The United States Coast Guard, originally created in 1790 as the Revenue Cutter Service, is the smallest of the U.S. military branches. Although not designated as the United States Coast Guard (USCG) until 1915, their proud history, the importance of their maritime mission, and challenging operations have never been in question.

Updated: February 01, 2019 - 10:17 am
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City Charged New Recycling Fee

Homestead City Manager George Gretsas explained the issues behind a new recycling contract at the Council meeting on January 16.

Posted: February 01, 2019
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Commission meets on Land Use along Rapid Transit Line

January 24 was a challenge as I was to cover the Board of County Commissioners meeting on the Comprehensive Development Master Plan, in other words “Mixed Use Development” along the “Rapid Transit System.” In a daring effort, I decided to catch a bus on the transit system at the Southwest 244th street station to see how long it would take me to reach downtown Miami under present conditions.

Posted: February 01, 2019
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New Officials Hear Farmers Concerns

In order to assist South Dade farmers, Dade County Farm Bureau called on Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried to join the farming community for an educational forum. Area farmers were encouraged to express the major issues that threaten their farms existence.

Updated: February 04, 2019 - 9:10 am
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Request for Public Art Design Proposals at the new Homestead Station

On behalf of the City of Homestead, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs through its Art in Public Places Program is pleased to circulate a request for proposals from professional artists and/or artist teams with experience in design to create artworks for four functional public art elements.

Posted: February 01, 2019
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Sunday 01/27/2019
“People of Homestead” to be on Display

In one measure of success of the restored Seminole Theatre, attendees recently passed the 65,000 mark. The Showcase Series brings varied entertainment from headline singers to amazing acrobats and numerous local or regional performances draw fans.

Updated: January 30, 2019 - 8:54 am
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