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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.

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Make plans to enjoy movies, bowling and arcade games on a grand scale in Downtown Homestead.

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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.

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The crowd at, and production of, the May 2018 groundbreaking ceremony for the Homestead Transit Station with Showbiz Cinema Entertainment Center were impressive. The grand opening Saturday, October 26, 2019 was even more so.

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The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued its environmental impact statement (EIS) on Florida Power & Light’s application to run Turkey Point for an additional twenty years.

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Patricia Robbins had a vision others agreed was important, but most could not imagine the sheer scope of future results. Having known financial hardship in her youth, she drew from her own personal professional success as she set about to establish Farm Share, an organization that has exceed…

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Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell brought together many points of view to expedite the cause of water quality, quantity and management throughout Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

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Councilwoman Jennifer Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee (SWAC) created the motto, “SWAC’s Got Your Back”, last year and have helped bring yet another innovative program to empower Homestead’s youth.

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t was a GRAND, Grand Opening Celebration, Friday evening, October 18th at the new Bomnin Chevrolet Dealership in Homestead as hundreds of guests filled the spacious showroom enjoying entertainment, food, assorted beverages and delicious deserts that included an unending fountain of flowing c…

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Homestead City Councilmember Elvis Maldonado formed a campaign committee on October 3 to seek the District 9 County Commission seat held by Dennis Moss since 1993.

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When Brightseasons was founded in 2017 with their mission statement of: “To help those who are going through a tough season in any way we can in the hopes they will pay it forward one day”, they also adopted the motto, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

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Discomfort with the idea of sex trafficking is understandable. Reluctance to address the topic is something those who profit from despicable modern-day slavery use to their advantage. The very real need to raise public awareness is the basis for the previous September 20, 2019 article and th…

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On Wednesday September 25 Homestead City Council unanimously approved the final 2019-2020 City budget. The operating millage rate and final debt millage were the same as presented September 10 at the first of two budget hearings.

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At the September 25th Special Presentations, Mayor Stephen Shelley recognized Officer Brandon Bowers as Officer of the Month for the month of August. Officer Bowers started as a reserve officer on August 13th, 2018 and became a full-time officer with the department in January of this year. F…

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The event which provided over 20 Elementary School students with new shoes, a book bag, a school uniform, and assorted school supplies was held Sunday. It was organized by SBC Community Development Corporation in partnership with DTLR’s Homestead Store.

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On 24 September, National Voter Registration Day, the Homestead Campus of Miami Dade College made sure that there were easy opportunities for students to register to vote in upcoming elections. In fact, according to Ms. Linda Levin Campus Coordinator of the College’s Institute for Civic Enga…

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On September 19, the Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) welcomed the signing of a new agreement suspending dumping of tomatoes from Mexico in U.S. markets at below floor prices, thus hopefully allowing Florida growers the ability to regain some of the advantages Mexico enjoyed over the last 25 ye…

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This week, over 80 employees from Discovery Communications, parent company for Discovery Channel, came together in Downtown Homestead to donate their time, expertise, and resources to beautify and improve the future headquarters/ home of the Mexican-American Council (MAC). This effort was pa…

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Anyone who has ever attended the lively annual Women in Agriculture Luncheon knows the strong and enduring role women have played in farming, especially in what we call Deep South Dade. And in the 100-plus years of our local communities, the Dade County Farm Bureau is, “Dade County’s oldest …

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Lies have always come easily to men and women who profit from preying on others. Among the more sinister crimes that occurs literally every moment of every day is sex trafficking, a distinct subset of human trafficking.

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It’s election time. A time when candidates put their best foot forward in hopes of wooing voters to cast their approval at the polls. It is also a time when unfounded accusations fill the air, not only from candidates but from misinformed citizens who sometimes rely on social media for parti…

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Homestead City Council voted preliminary approval of the City’s new budget at its Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, September 10.

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Kim Sloan Hill, born in Homestead’s Southwest neighborhood, has been a social studies teacher since 2005 at his alma mater, Homestead Senior High School.

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Homestead soccer fans had a lot to celebrate this past Friday when the City of Homestead inaugurated the new soccer fields at the Homestead Sports Complex in conjunction with the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Fall Season Opening Ceremony. More than 800 young athletes, their famil…

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Among the familiar names of candidates for Homestead Mayor, that of Bradley Compton is in fact, new. His sense of community is not, however. In coming to South Florida in 2000 to University of Miami to study maritime law, his strong connection to enjoying and preserving the marine environmen…