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Posted on: November 6, 2014

National Parks Trolley Project Team Receive Prestigious Marketing Awards

The Homestead National Parks Trolley project, a joint venture to increase visitorship to area National Parks and Historic Downtown Homestead, received the highest honors for marketing excellence at a recent Special Council... Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2014

Special National Parks Trolley Service for NASCAR fans November 13-16, 2014

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WHAT: Special National Parks Trolley... Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2014

R.L. Chaplin Photography Acknowledged by Vice Mayor Shelley

During a Special Council Presentation in October 2014, Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley recognized the contributions to Homestead made by a fellow friend and colleague Robert Chaplin. Mr. Chaplin is a well-known photographer in... Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2014

Bill Passes in State Senate to Honor Florida Pioneer

Thanks to the efforts of Jackie Crucet, The Mahogany Youth, Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley and Senator Dwight Bullard, an unsung Florida pioneer’s legacy, Sir Lancelot Jones, was officially honored during a Special Council... Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2014

Palm Glades Academy Participates in Vice Mayor Shelley’s Art Program

During a Special Council Presentation in September 2014, Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley introduced the latest artists to be selected to participate in his Artist in the Spotlight program. The program, which was created in... Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2014

Homestead National Park Trolley Project Wins Prestigious National Awards

The City of Homestead was a big winner recently with an impressive showing at the prestigious National City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) Savvy Competition 2014. The multi-pronged marketing effort put... Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2014

Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley Recognizes Military Appreciation Day Planning Committee & Sponsors

The third annual Homestead Military Appreciation Day, a yearly event that unites military families with their civilian counterparts and celebrates their service to our country, delivered on its promise to exceed expectations... Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2014

Success of National Parks Trolley Project Recognized by Parks’ Leadership

Deputy Superintendent of Everglades National Park, Justin Unger and Biscayne National Park Superintendant Brian Carlstrom stood before Council during the June City Council meeting to commend and recognize the leadership of... Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Homestead Main Street Named Community of the Month by the State

During a Special Council Presentation in May, Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley recognized Homestead Main Street, Inc. for their contributions to Downtown Homestead community life and their recent honor in which the State of... Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2014

Homestead Community Center Artists Display Their Work

Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley took time during May’s Special Council Presentations to recognize the talent of the artists currently on display in the halls of the William F. Dickinson Community Center as part of his Artist in... Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2014

UF/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension Celebrates 100 Years

During a Special Council Presentation on April 23, 2014, Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley handed over the proceedings to Ms. Teresa Olczyk, County Extension Director & Extension Agent IV at University of Florida/Institute of Food... Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2014

City of Homestead Proclaims April as Water Conservation Month

Vice-Mayor Stephen Shelley took to the podium during April’s Special Council Presentations to proclaim, on behalf of Mayor Jeff Porter, the month of April as Water Conservation Month in the City of Homestead. Armando Vilaboy... Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2014

March is the Last Month to Enjoy Nature-Inspired Poetry Banners in Losner Park

MARCH IS THE LAST OPPORTUNITY for residents and visitors to enjoy the colorful poetry banners that have been hanging in Losner Park since January. The month of April was designated National Poetry Month, and the City of... Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2014

Vice-Mayor Stephen Shelley Honors U.S. Army Parachute Team

Vice-Mayor Stephen Shelley got a head start on the city’s forthcoming Military Appreciation Day on May 17 by honoring the men of the U.S. Army’s Parachute Team, otherwise known as the Golden Knights. The two Golden Knight... Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2014

Vice-Mayor Shelley Awarded YMCA Award for Healthy Living

Vice-Mayor Stephen R. Shelley was awarded the YMCA of Greater Miami’s Impact Award for Healthy Living at its recent 2013 Annual “Lasting Impact” meeting. The honor was given to Vice-Mayor Shelley for his support in helping... Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2014

The City Unveils Plaques That Tell the Stories of Historic Homestead

Historic Downtown Homestead will now have its historic structures adorned with educational plaques that will allow visitors to identify and learn about the importance of these buildings. During a special presentation at the... Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2014

Vice Mayor Shelley Introduces New Artist in the Spotlight Recipient

During a special Council Presentation on January 22, 2014, Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley took to the podium to recognize local artist Roxanna Gottschalk-Garcia, the latest participant of his Artist in the Spotlight program.... Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2014

Everglades Poetry Exhibit at Losner Park

Of the many rich and varied forms of the written word, the poem, with its ability to take many shapes and to plumb the depths of human emotion, remains one of the most powerful. The month of April has been designated... Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2014

Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight: A New Gallery and Looking for Local Artists

City of Homestead Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley is looking for local artists to participate in his Artist in the Spotlight program for 2014. The Artist in the Spotlight program (formerly known as “Art in the Chambers”) was... Read on...

Posted on: December 4, 2013

Homestead Employee Exhibits Artwork Through Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in Spotlight Program

Now in its third successful year of recognizing exceptional, homegrown talent, Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight program continues to make strides. During a Council Meeting on November 20, a special... Read on...

Posted on: November 1, 2013

Shelley Recognizes Then & Now Team for Winning Prestigious 3CMA Award

The Homestead Then & Now publication, a self-guided tour booklet of historic buildings in Homestead, was recently awarded the Silver Savvy Awards by the National City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA). The... Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2013

Everglades National Park Artist in Residence Program Comes to Homestead

A number of works of art inspired by the Everglades will be on display at the Homestead Old Town Hall Museum and ArtSouth through Councilman Stephen R. Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight Program. The program, which highlights... Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2013

Councilman Stephen Shelley Recognizes City Employees for Making Military Appreciation Day a Success

A group of City of Homestead employees was recognized by Councilman Stephen R. Shelley for the support and outstanding professional contribution to the success of the City of Homestead’s second annual Military Appreciation... Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2013

Councilman Stephen R. Shelley's Artist in the Spotlight - Featuring Teresa Slomko

Councilman Stephen R. Shelley introduced Teresa Slomko as the new participant of his program “Artist in the Spotlight” during a special presentation of the July Homestead City Council meeting. Mrs. Slomko’s photography will... Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2013

Councilman Stephen R. Shelley's Artist in the Spotlight-Looking for Local Artist

Homestead City Councilman Stephen R. Shelley is looking for local artists to participate in his Artist in the Spotlight program. The Artist in the Spotlight program (formerly known as “Art in the Chambers”) was created in... Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2013

Councilman Stephen R. Shelley recognizes Military Appreciation Day Team of Volunteers and Sponsors

The second annual Military Appreciation Day Event on May 25th was a successful event thanks to the hard work, commitment and support of a team of volunteers, City of Homestead staff and sponsors, who were honored by... Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2013

Winners of Military Appreciation Day Art and Essay Student Contest Announced

For this year’s Military Appreciation Day, The Greater Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce and the City of Homestead called on students from all over South Florida to participate in an art and essay student contest... Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2013

Thousands Honor Military Men and Women during Military Appreciation Day in Homestead

People from all over South Florida came to Historic Downtown Homestead and Losner Park on Saturday, May 25th to pay tribute to our Military Men and Women during the second annual Military Appreciation Day in Homestead. The... Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2013

Councilman Stephen R. Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight – Featuring Caryl Alarcon

Councilman Stephen R. Shelley announced the new location for his new program, Artist in the Spotlight, while presenting local artist Caryl Alarcon’s exhibit “Hojas y Petalos” during a special presentation of the April 17... Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2013

Florida Military Family and Community Covenant Proclamation by Councilman Stephen R. Shelley

The City of Homestead has adopted a proclamation, along with dozens of cities across the state of Florida, declaring April 17th as Florida Military Family and Community Covenant Day.

During a special presentation of the... Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2013

Homestead Named Gateway to Everglades and Biscayne National Park

The City of Homestead has historically been a partner of the two national parks that surround its City limits. This partnership has now been made official with a newly approved resolution that recognizes the City of... Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2013

ArtSouth's Valentine's Day Concert

Over 300 children enrolled in Head Start programs in the Homestead/Florida City community attended a free concert presented by UM Frost School of Music, Tuneful Tales and Miami Piano Circle. The concert took place at the... Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2013

Councilman Stephen Shelley Recognized for Participating in Good Government Initiative Program

Last year, Councilman Stephen R. Shelley was elected to join the Good Government Initiative class of 2012. The program, which was founded by former Miami Dade-County Commissioner Katy Sorenson, provides a venue for elected... Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2013

Councilman Stephen Shelley Recognizes Sponsors of Centennial Fireworks Display

The Homestead Centennial Festival and Concert that took place on Saturday, February 2nd culminated with a grand pyrotechnic show that illuminated the Homestead sky. The long firework display was made possible thanks to a... Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2013

Volunteers Gathered Saturday for a Clean-up of the Northwest of Homestead

Over one hundred volunteers gathered this past Saturday, February 9th in the Northwest area of the City of Homestead for the first Northwest Homestead Clean-Up Day. The successful event was organized by Councilman Stephen R.... Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2013

Councilman Stephen Shelley Supports Everglades Restoration at Everglades Coalition Conference

Councilman Stephen R. Shelley, a member of the Board of Directors of the Everglades Association, attended this year’s Everglades Coalition Conference, the largest annual forum for debate about Everglades’ conservation and... Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2012

Councilman Stephen Shelley Participates in Youth Fishing Foundation Christmas Fishing Tournament

Councilman Stephen R. Shelley, a member of the Board of Directors of the Youth Fishing Foundation, participated in this year’s Christmas Fishing Tournament held at Bayfront Park on Biscayne Bay National Park, December 8,... Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2012

Councilman Stephen Shelley Awards Proclamation to the Chapman Partnership

At the November City Council meeting Councilman Stephen R. Shelley honored Chapman Partnership for the organization’s dedication to social services and helping homeless families and individuals. A proclamation was presented... Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2012

Angeline Marie Martinez Exhibit presented by Councilman Stephen Shelley

Art in the Chamber, a program created by Councilman Stephen R. Shelley to help local artist gain exposure, is showcasing an exhibit by local artist Angeline Marie. The exhibit is called the Absence of Green and will be at... Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2012

Councilman Shelley Introduces New Executive Director of Homestead/Florida city Chamber of Commerce

During a special presentation at the August Homestead City Council meeting, Councilman Stephen R. Shelley introduced and welcomed new Executive Director of the Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce Rosa Brito. ... Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2012

Councilman Stephen R. Shelley Awards Proclamation to Pastor Brock Shiffer

In recognizing those who have affected this community for the better, Councilman Stephen R. Shelley presented Pastor Brock Shiffer with a proclamation, in which Mayor Steven C. Bateman proclaims Thursday, August 22nd 2012 as... Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2012

Councilman Shelley Appointed to Everglades Association Board

City of Homestead Councilman Stephen R. Shelley was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Everglades Association. This nonprofit organization, which has supported South Florida national parks for over 50 years,... Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2012

Councilman Shelley Elected to Participate in Good Government Initiative

City of Homestead Councilman Stephen Shelley has been selected to be one of the few elected officials who will participate in the Good Government Initiative Class of 2012.

The Good Government Initiative, which was... Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2012

Councilman Stephen Shelley Presents Historic Site Designation

Councilman Stephen Shelley, who is the City Council’s Liaison to the Historic Preservation Board, and Mrs. Yvonne Knowles, Chairwoman of the Historic Preservation Board and Director of Homestead Main Street, presented to... Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2012

National Public Works Week Proclaimed in Homestead

At the May 16 City Council meeting, Councilman Stephen Shelley presented to Director of Public Works Julio A. Brea a proclamation created by Mayor Steven C. Bateman declaring the week of May 20th to May 26th as National... Read on...