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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Councilwoman Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee to Host Turkey Giveaway

2018 SWAC Turkey Giveaway

Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee will host a Turkey Giveaway at the Phichol Williams Community Center located at 951 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030 on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 6pm.  Turkeys and other it...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Offices of the City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

Veterans Day

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, November 12, 2018 and will reopen at normal business hours Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

NASCAR and Nature Collide

NASCAR Trolley 2018

Excitement and thrills on four wheels!  Normally this would refer to the action on the track at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, but this year it’s all about the special route of Homestead’s National Parks Trolley running from the Speedway’s RV Lot ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

The City of Homestead Proclaims October 17, 2018 as Francisco ‘Frank’ Lopez Day

Frank Lopez Day Burgess Proclamation

Councilman Jon Burgess took time at the October 17th Special Presentations to honor Francisco “Frank” A. Lopez, a long-time member and chairman of the City of Homestead’s Firefighters Pension Board, and issuing a special proclamation from the City of Home...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Coffee with a Cop Event

Coffee with a Cop November 2018

The Homestead Police Department's Community Policing Unit invites residents to enjoy a free cup of coffee with their local police officers on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 8AM-12PM at Dunkin' Donuts (1814 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33033).  ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Homestead’s Seminole Theatre Lights New Marquee

Seminole Lights New Marquee

Hundreds gathered for the countdown as Homestead’s Mayor & Council lighted the Seminole Theatre’s new marquee overlooking Krome Avenue.  As the marquee illuminated with a blaze of neon and a burst confetti, the crowd cheered and made their wa...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Mayor Porter Recognizes Detective Ryan Khawly as Officer of the Month for August 2018

Mayor Porter Detective Ryan Khawly

Mayor Jeff Porter recognized Detective Ryan Khawly as Officer of the Month at the Special Presentations on October 17th for his exceptional public service and work on the Homestead Police Department during the month of August 2018.

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

City of Homestead Celebrates Florida City Government Week

FL Cities Week 2018

The City of Homestead is joining cities across the state in celebrating Florida City Government Week from October 22-28, 2018.  Because city government is the government closest to most citizens, and the one with the most direct daily impact upon...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Watch the 2018 Tribute to City Staff

2018 Tribute to City Staff

City of Homestead staff is here for you no matter what...there ain't no mountain high and ain't no valley low enough to keep us from serving you every day.  Watch the 2018 Tribute to City Staff now!

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Homestead CRA Hosts Grant Workshop for Not-for-Profit Organizations

CRA FY 2019 Not for Profit Grant Workshop

The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will host grant workshops for Not-for-Profit Organizations Monday, October 29, 2018 at 10:00AM & Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 5:30PM in the Main Conference Room (Room 335) at Homestead City Ha...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Inside Homestead Interviews Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey

Inside Homestead

Get to know your Councilwoman!  In her first interview with Inside Homestead, Councilwoman Bailey talks about what drove her to public service, her commitment to family, her goals for the Homestead community, and progress in Downtown Homestead.

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Homestead Celebrates New Marquee for the Historic Seminole Theatre

Seminole Theatre Marquee Lighting Web News

The City of Homestead invites the community to “step into the limelight” with the Seminole Theatre at a special celebration for the lighting of its new marquee Thursday, October 18th at 7PM at 18 North Krome Avenue, Homestead, Florida.  Guests wi...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike October 14-21, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, October 14, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Councilman Roth Honors Winners of the Community Relations Board’s Fall Student Essay Contest

Councilman Roth Honor CRB Essay Contest Winners 2018

Councilman Larry Roth announced the winners of the Community Relations Board’s (CRB) Fall Essay Contest during the September 26 Special Presentations. Three members of the board joined him to make the presentation.  The CRB’s mission is to improv...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike October 7-11, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, October 7, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

City of Homestead Surplus Online Auction

COH Surplus Auction

The City of Homestead Surplus Online Auction opens Friday, October 5, 2018 at 5:00PM and ends Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:00PM.  To view items available and get more information, visit the Bidera Government Auctions website.

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

October 2018 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

Check out what's happening this month at the William F. Dickinson Community Center.

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Inside Homestead October 2018

Inside Homestead

On this episode of Inside Homestead we’re talking about traffic relief for commuters, good news for taxpayers, and some big wins for the City.  Watch now to find out more.

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough and FlU Partner to Offer Free Mammograms at City Hall

Fairclough Mammovan October 2018

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough and Florida International University's Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center are offering free mammograms from 12PM to 6PM on Wednesday, October 24th at City Hall, 100 Civic Court, Homestead, FL 33030.  Mammog...
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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Nightly Closure of SW 162nd Avenue October 2-9, 2018

SW 162 Closed October 2018 News

Attention Drivers!  SW 162nd Avenue from SW 328th Street to SE 5th Street will be CLOSED NIGHTLY from 8PM to 5:30AM October 2, 2018 through October 9, 2018.  Detour signs will be posted.

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Halloween Comes to Homestead for Spooky Saturday

Spooky Saturday 2018

Tricks, treats, frights, and delights…all at Homestead’s Spooky Saturday Halloween event on Saturday, October 27th from 6PM to 9PM at Harris Field Pavilion (1034 NE 8th Street).  This free event features fun for all ages with kids’ rides, trick-o...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike September 30 - October 4, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, September 30, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

HPS Customer Service Online System Maintenance

HPS Bill Pay

The HPS Customer Service online system will be down for maintenance beginning at 3PM Friday, September 28, 2018 until 10AM on Monday, October 1, 2018.  This means customers will not be able to make payments or submit applications during this time...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Blasting Notice 09.28.18

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, September 28, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. if weather permits.  Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasti...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Nightly Lane Closure SW 328th Street September 25-26, 2018

SW 328th Street Closure Sept 18 2018

Please be advised the westbound lane of SW 328th Street between US1 and Krome Avenue will be closed nightly September 25th and 26th from 9pm-6am. Detour will be available by making a left on SE 6th Street from US-1 & turning left onto Krome Ave.

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike September 23-27, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, September 23, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Homestead Continues National Winning Streak

2018 3CMA Winners

The City of Homestead continued an impressive six-year winning streak at the 2018 City-County Communications & Marketing Association’s Savvy Awards Competition.  The annual competition recognizes cities and counties across the country for exc...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Nightly Lane Closure Extended SW 328th Street September 20-21, 2018

SW 328th Street Closure Sept 18 2018

Please be advised the westbound lane of SW 328th Street between US1 and Krome Avenue will be closed nightly through September 21st from 9pm-6am. Detour will be available by making a left on SE 6th Street from US-1 & turning left onto Krome Ave.

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Nightly Lane Closure SW 328th Street September 18-19, 2018

SW 328th Street Closure Sept 18 2018

Please be advised the westbound lane of SW 328th Street between US1 and Krome Avenue will be closed nightly starting tomorrow September 18th through 19th from 9pm-6am. Detour will be available by making a left on SE 6th Street from US-1 & turning left...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Road Closure Extended: SE 6th Avenue at SW 328th Street September 4-19, 2018

SE 6th Ave Closed Sept 2018

SE 6th Avenue between SW 328th Street and E Mowry Drive will be closed 10AM to 4PM daily through Wednesday, September 19, 2018.  The area will be accessible to local traffic from E Mowry Drive only.  For more information, please contact ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike September 9-13, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, September 9, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Turkey Point Siren Test 09.07.2018

Turkey Point Siren Testing

The regularly scheduled quarterly siren test of the Turkey Point Nuclear Plant’s warning sirens will occur Friday, September 7, 2018 at approximately 1PM and last about 20 minutes from start to finish. This test is a required part of Turkey Point's alert ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Offices of the City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Labor Day Hours

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018 for the Labor Day Holiday and will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Mayor Porter Honors Joseph Rivera and Juan Roa as Officers of the Month for May and June 2018

Porter Officers of the Month May June 2018

Mayor Jeff Porter recognized Joseph Rivera and Juan Roa as Officer of the Month at the Special Presentations on August 22, 2018 for their exceptional public service and work on the Homestead Police Department during the months of May and June 2018, respec...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

September 2018 Community Center Newsletter

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Check out what's happening this month at the William F. Dickinson Community Center.

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Florida City Gas Employees Present Generous Contribution to Start Off Smart

Porter FL City Gas SOS

At the Special Presentation on August 22nd, Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter announced that Florida City Gas would present a contribution to SOS (Start Off Smart). SOS is a non-profit organization and initiative of the Homestead Police Department that integrat...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Vice Mayor Shelley Recognizes 2018 Military Appreciation Day Sponsors and Committee Members

Vice Mayor Shelley Recognizes 2018 Military Appreciation Day Sponsors and Committee Members

Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley took time at the August 22nd Special Presentations to recognize the individuals, organizations and businesses that made Homestead’s 2018 Military Appreciation Day possible. The annual community event celebrates military personne...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Road Closure Notice: SE 6th Avenue at SW 328th Street September 4-14, 2018

SE 6th Ave Closed Sept 2018

SE 6th Avenue between SW 328th Street and E Mowry Drive will be closed 10AM to 4PM daily beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2018 through Friday, September 14, 2018.  The area will be accessible to local traffic from E Mowry Drive only.  For...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Roby George Park Pool Closed for Repairs

Pool at Roby

The pool at Roby George Park is closed until further notice due to repairs.  Residents will be notified when it reopens.  For more information on all of our parks and facilities, please visit www.cityofhomestead.com/parks

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Blasting Notice 08.24.18

Blasting Notice

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, August 24, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. if weather permits.  Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Homestead Police Department to Host National Night Out

National Night Out 2018

The Homestead Police Department will join more than 16,000 communities across the country when it hosts National Night Out on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm at the Homestead Police Headquarters located at 45 NW 1st Avenue, Homestead, Florida. Th...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Turkey Point Siren Test August 14-15, 2018

Turkey Point Siren Testing

FPL will be conducting Turkey Point Siren Maintenance on August 14th & 15th from 8:00AM to 5:30PM.  Maintenance will include an opening announcement (“this is a test”), a 20 second Air-Horn sound, and a closing announcement (“this was only a ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Blasting Notice 08.17.18

Blasting Notice Sign

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, August 17, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. if weather permits.  Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike August 12-16, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, August 12, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion. 

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Homestead Public Services Hosts Homestead Air Reserve Base for Training Partnership

HPS HARB Partnership Weekend August 2018

Teams from Homestead Public Services Energy (HPS) and Homestead Air Reserve Base (HARB) spend their weekend forging new connections.  HARB Reservists assisted HPS Staff with several important tasks at the Homestead Power Plant as part of a Mutual...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Blasting Notice 08.08.18

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, August 8, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. if weather permits.  Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting e...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike August 5-9, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, August 5, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion. 

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Inside Homestead July 2018

Inside Homestead

On this episode of Inside Homestead, we’re talking about downtown revitalization, small business assistance, and tons of summer fun.  Inside Homestead starts right now...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

August 2018 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

Check out what's happening this month at the William F. Dickinson Community Center.

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Blasting Notice 08.02.18

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, August 2, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. if weather permits.  Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting e...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike July 29-August 2, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, July 29, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion. 

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Meet Your Perfect Match at the Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency

CRA Loan Matchmaker Web News

The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) wants to help local businesses in the CRA Area find their perfect match at the Small Business Lender Matchmaker on Tuesday, August 7th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Homestead C...

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Blasting Notice 07.25.18

Blasting Notice Sign

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, July 25, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike July 22-26, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, July 22, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion. 

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Hurricane Preparedness Event

Community Policing Hurricane Prep Event 2018

The Homestead Police Department Community Policing Unit will host a Hurricane Preparedness Event Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10AM-2PM at the Homestead Lowe’s, located at 1850 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33033.  The event gives residents a chance ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

HARB Routine Demolition Training July 18, 2018

HARB Plane

The Homestead Air Force Base is conducting a routine demolition training operation today, July 18, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. During this time window there will be several detonations.  Should you have any questions or concerns, contact their...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Road Closure Extended: SE 14th Avenue and SW 328th Street

Road Closure Notice July 12 SW 328 St and SE 14th Ave

The entrance of SE 14 Avenue from SW 328th Street closure has been extended until 5PM Wednesday, July 18, 2018. This is necessary for the Miami-Dade County Contractor to perform work associated with the SW 328th Street Widening Project. Please call 786-28...

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Posted on: July 14, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike July 15-22, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, July 15, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion. 

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Posted on: July 15, 2018

Road Closure Notice: SE 14th Avenue and SW 328th Street July 16-17, 2018

Road Closure Notice July 12 SW 328 St and SE 14th Ave

The entrance of SE 14 Avenue from SW 328th Street will be closed starting Monday, July 16th at 7AM through Tuesday, July 17th at 5PM. This is necessary to perform work associated with the SW 328th Street Widening Project. Please call 786-285-9191 for more...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough to Host “Best Foot Forward” Back to School Shoe Shopping Event

Best Foot Forward 2018

Dozens of local children will step into the first day of school with confidence thanks to Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough’s “Best Foot Forward” event.  The VIP shoe shopping experience will take place on Saturday, A...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Scams

HPS Scam Alerts

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about scams that have 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...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

New Northbound Turnpike Ramp Opening Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Turnpike Ramp Open July 18th

Good news!  The new Northbound Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and SW 152nd Avenue will be open Wednesday, July 18, 2018.  At the same time, the existing Northbound Turnpike Ramp will close for four weeks while contractors work on improv...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight Looking for Local Artists

Vice Mayor Shelley Artist in the Spotlight December 2017

Homestead Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley is looking for local artists to participate in his Artist in the Spotlight program.  Participating artists will be able to display their artwork in the Seminole Theatre lobby for a period of two months and ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Road Closure Notice: SE 14th Avenue and SW 328th Street July 12-13, 2018

Road Closure Notice July 12 SW 328 St and SE 14th Ave

The entrance of SE 14 Avenue from SW 328th Street will be closed starting Thursday, July 12th at 7AM through Friday, July 13th at 5PM. This is necessary to perform work associated with the SW 328th Street Widening Project. Please call 786-285-9191 for mor...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike July 8-15, 2018

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Sunday, July 8, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion. 

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Homestead Celebrates America at the “Race to the 4th!”

Race to the 4th 2018 Post

The Homestead-Miami Speedway was awash in a sea of red, white, and blue for the eighth year in a row as thousands of people flocked to the City of Homestead’s “Race to the 4th!” Independence Day Bash.  The evening of fun dedicated to all things A...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Drain & Cover! Mosquito Season is Here

Mosquito Control

As mosquito season arrives, be sure to protect yourself and property from the potentially serious diseases that mosquitoes carry.  The easiest way to help stop mosquitoes is to Drain & Cover: drain standing water from common areas around your...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Temporary Hours at Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum

Miami Museum Month 2018

The Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum at 43 N. Krome Ave. will be open every Saturday 1PM-5PM and available for special access by calling 305-230-9572 until further notice.

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Blasting Notice 07.03.18

SDI Quarry

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, July 3, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike July 5-6, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following closures and modifications that will be in effect beginning Thursday, July 5, 2018.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion. 

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike 06.29.2018

Campbell Drive - Turnpike Alert

Please be advised that  the contractor for the Campbell Drive and Florida’s Turnpike Interchange Modification project will perform a closure of southbound SW 152nd Avenue/Kingsman Road (east of the Turnpike) between Campbell Drive/SW 312th Street...
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Posted on: June 26, 2018

Homestead PIO Appointed to Florida Municipal Communicators Association Founding Board of Directors

FMCA Logo

The City of Homestead’s Public Information Officer (PIO), Zackery Good, was recently selected to serve on the Florida Municipal Communicators Association (FMCA) founding Board of Directors.

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Inside Homestead June 2018

Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead is back!  Catch up on major developments in Downtown Homestead, hurricane preparedness, mosquito control, and our annual Independence Day bash.

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Councilwoman Bailey Celebrates Amazing Success of Homestead’s First ArtWalk

Councilwoman Bailey Presents to Artwalk Recipients

At the Special Presentation on June 20th, Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey celebrated the City’s very first ArtWalk Homestead: Festival of the Arts, which she and the Southwest Advisory Committee (SWAC) had hosted on June 2nd, in Losner Park. The high point...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Pool at Roby George Park to Reopen Saturday, June 23

Pool at Roby

The pool at Roby George Park will reopen just in time for the first official Saturday of the summer.

If you're looking for a way to beat the heat, you can hit the water again at 10 a.m. on June 23.

The pool, located at 201 SW 11 Avenue, was closed for repai...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike June 17-21, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following traffic alerts for Florida's Turnpike and Campbell Drive effect beginning Sunday, June 17th. These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Councilman Roth Honors HPS Linemen for ‘Answering the Call Every Time’

Councilman Roth Honors HPS Linemen

At the May 16 Special Presentations, Councilman Larry Roth recognized the hard work and dedication that the Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy linemen put into their work serving the Homestead community last year, particularly following Hurricane Irma...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Parent Information Meeting for Homestead Police Athletic League Youth Enrichment Summer Program

PAL Parent Meeting Summer Youth Enrichment 2018

The Homestead Police Athletic League will host a Parent Information Meeting Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 5PM in the Phichol Williams Community Center, located at 951 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030.  The meeting is open to all parents of current ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Campbell Drive Traffic Alert June 14-15, 2018

Campbell Drive - Turnpike Alert

FDOT's Campbell Drive and Florida’s Turnpike Interchange Modification project will require overnight closures along eastbound Campbell Drive at SW 152nd Avenue/Kingsman Road:

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Councilman Burgess Honors Homestead Senior High School Poetry Team

Councilman Burgess Recognizes HSH Poetry Team

During the May 16 Special Presentations, Councilman Jon Burgess celebrated the creativity and courage of six high school students from Homestead to express their thoughts, feelings and experiences through the medium of poetry.

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

June 2018 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

Check out what's happening at the William F. Dickinson Community Center this month in the latest newsletter.

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike June 10-14, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following closures and modifications that are part of the new Northbound Turnpike ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.
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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council Wins Award from Florida League of Cities

MYC Wins for MLK Day of Service

The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council has once again demonstrated its superior commitment to serving the Homestead community.  The group won second place for their Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in the 2018 Municipal Youth Council...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Blasting Notice 05.09.18

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Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, June 8, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Get Ready for Homestead’s Annual “Race to the 4th!” Independence Day Bash

Race to the 4th 2018 News

Fireworks, food trucks, kids’ activities, and live music at South Florida’s most exciting attraction!  The Homestead-Miami Speedway located at 1 Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd. Homestead, FL 33035 will be awash in a sea of reds, whites, and blues fo...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Northbound Turnpike Closure Scheduled June 7, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has scheduled a full closure of northbound Florida’s Turnpike during the following dates and times:

All lanes northbound on Florida’s Turnpike between SW 120th Street and Kendall Drive/SW 88th Street will be ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Homestead Public Services Updating Payment Drop Box Locations

Customer Service Drop Box Location Update

As of Sunday, July 1, 2018 the Homestead Public Services (HPS) Customer Service Drop Box located at 711 NE 1st Road will be closed.  Customers can continue to drop off payments at the Drop Boxes located at City Hall, 100 Civic Court, Homestead, F...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

HPS Energy Participating in One of the Largest Municipal Solar Projects in the Nation

HPS Energy Announces Solar Project Participation

Homestead Public Services Energy (HPS Energy) announced its participation in the Florida Municipal Solar Project, a large-scale solar energy project that will enable HPS-Energy to provide renewable energy to its customers in the most cost-effective way. D...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Southbound Turnpike Closure Schedule June 4, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has scheduled a full closure of southbound Florida’s Turnpike to allow crews to install an overhead sign structure in this area. In order to perform this work safely, traffic will be detoured during the foll...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike June 3-7, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following traffic alerts for Florida's Turnpike and Campbell Drive effect beginning Sunday, June 3rd.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Turkey Point Siren Test 06.01.2018

Turkey Point Siren Testing

The regularly scheduled quarterly siren test of the Turkey Point Nuclear Plant’s warning sirens will occur Friday, June 1, 2018 at approximately 1PM and last about 20 minutes from start to finish.

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

2018 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane Guide 2017

Hurricane season officially begins June 1st and ends November 30th.  It is time to start making preparations such as tree trimming and cleaning out unwanted debris. The City urges all residents to prepare now.  Find more resources and in...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Homestead Police Athletic League Youth Enrichment Summer Program Registration Now Open

PAL Summer Youth Enrichment 2018

Registration is now open for the Homestead Police Athletic League Youth Enrichment Summer Program.  This free enrichment program is open to students entering ninth through twelfth grades and will take place June 18, 2018-August 10, 2018 8AM-3PM a...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Construction Begins With a Bang at Homestead Station in Downtown Homestead

Homestead Station Construck Kick Off Event

More than a thousand people gathered to celebrate the first new commercial development in Downtown Homestead in decades.  The event marked the start of construction on Homestead Station, a major development that will feature a Showbiz Cinemas fam...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Drain & Cover! Mosquito Season is Here

Mosquito Control

As mosquito season arrives, be sure to protect yourself and property from the potentially serious diseases that mosquitoes carry.  The easiest way to help stop mosquitoes is to Drain & Cover: drain standing water from common areas around your...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Homestead Honors Military & Military Moms at Military Appreciation Day

Military Appreciation Day Event  2018

The streets of Downtown Homestead transformed for Military Appreciation Day as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the military and military moms.  The annual community event was a chance to enjoy food, drinks, live music, and performances w...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Councilwoman Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee to Host ArtWalk Homestead

2018 ArtWalk Homestead Reschedule

The City of Homestead Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee (SWAC) will host the inaugural ArtWalk Homestead on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Come experience a FREE Festival of the Arts Community Day taking place at Losner Park 104...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Blasting Notice 05.09.18

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Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, May 9, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Movies, Bowling, & Transit Center Coming to Downtown Homestead

Homestead Station Construction Kick Off News

Celebrate the next step in Downtown Homestead’s renaissance at the Homestead Station Construction Kick-Off at 8PM on Friday, May 11th at 4 South Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030.  The event marks the start of construction on Homestead Station, a...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Miami Museum Month Comes to the Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum

Miami Museum Month 2018

Miami Museum Month is coming to the Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum thanks to a partnership with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.  For the entire month of May, visitors will enjoy 10% off all items in the gift shop. &nb...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Blasting Notice 05.02.18

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Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, May 2, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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Posted on: April 29, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike April 29-May 4, 2018

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following traffic alerts for Florida's Turnpike and Campbell Drive effect beginning Sunday, April 29th.  These are necessary for the completion of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion.

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Mayor’s Youth Council Thanks Sponsors, Sharing the Story of Their Empowering and Educational Trip

Fairclough MYC Sponsor Thanks

At the April 18 Special Presentations, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough was joined by members of the City of Homestead’s Mayor’s Youth Council, clad in red shirts and khakis. Councilwoman Fairclough, Chair of the Mayor’s Youth Council, was there to celebr...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Councilman Roth Honors the Homestead Police Explorer Champions and Their Extraordinary Achievements

Roth Police Explorers Win

Councilman Larry Roth took time at the April 18 Special Presentations to recognize and celebrate the Homestead Police Explorers, who won first place overall out of 22 teams and 200 individuals competing in the Southeast Regional Police Explorer Competitio...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Photographer Ricardo Arnaldo, Homestead’s Artist in the Spotlight for April and May 2018

Shelley Artist April May 2018

At the City Council’s Special Presentations on April 18, Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley honored Ricardo Arnaldo as Homestead’s Artist in the Spotlight for April and May 2018. An exhibit of Arnaldo’s landscape photography opened a...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Mayor Porter Honors Christopher Wilson as Officer of the Month for March 2018

Mayor Porter Officer Wilson

Mayor Jeff Porter recognized Christopher Wilson as Officer of the Month at the Homestead City Council’s April 18th Special Presentations for his exceptional public service during the month of March 2018.

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Homestead and CareerSource South Florida Add Recruitment Dates for Summer Youth Employment Program

CareerSource

The City of Homestead and CareerSource South Florida (CSSF) added additional recruitment dates for their Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) partnership.

The CSSF mobile unit will be stationed at the Homestead Public Library (700 N. Homestead Blvd., Hom...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

City Gathering Public Input on Affordable Housing at Public Meetings

Affordable Housing Public Meetings

The City of Homestead will host two public meetings to gather input on affordable housing for its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 5-year consolidated plan.  The first meeting, intended to gather input from citizens, will take place Frida...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Miami-Dade County Launches Transit Development Survey

MD 10 Ahead Survey

MDT10Ahead, the Fiscal Year 2019-2028 Transit Development Plan (TDP), is a ten-year strategic vision for Miami–Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) to promote the operation of an efficient, reliable, and financially sustainable transi...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Blasting Notice 04.25.18

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Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, April 25, 2018, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Community Relations Board to Host Neighborhood Cleanup

Project Clean Streets

Join the Homestead/Florida City Community Relations Board for the Project Clean Streets neighborhood cleanup Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 9AM.  The meetup location is Blakey Park, 600 SW 14th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030.

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Homestead Summer Camp Registration Begins April 30th

Summer Camp 2018 News

Spend the summer exploring the outdoors, making new friends, learning new games, and having fun at the City of Homestead’s 2018 Summer Camp.  The eight week program runs June 11th through August 3rd Monday—Friday, 7:30AM—6PM at Homestead Sports C...

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Posted on: April 15, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike April 15-20, 2018

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following traffic alerts for Florida's Turnpike and Campbell Drive Sunday, April 15, 2018 through Friday, April 20, 2018.

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Homestead to Honor Military & Military Moms at Annual Military Appreciation Day

Military Appreciation Day 2018

In an annual tradition, Homestead will celebrate Americans serving their country during Military Appreciation Day by transforming Downtown Homestead into a showcase of all things military on Saturday, May 12th 3PM-8PM.  This year, the event will ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

HPS Online Bill Pay Maintenance

HPS Bill Pay

HPS Online Bill Pay will be undergoing maintenance beginning Friday, April 13th at 5PM and ending Sunday, April 15th at 5PM. During this time customers may not be able to access current account balances. 

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Campbell Drive Traffic Alert April 13-16, 2018

Campbell Drive - Turnpike Alert

The contractor for the Campbell Drive and Florida’s Turnpike Modification Project will be performing construction activities that will require extended weekend closures along westbound Campbell Drive. Two westbound lanes of Campbell Drive from 15700 Block...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

City Homestead and Miami-Dade County to Host Vendor Outreach Event

2018 Homestead Vendor Outreach

Network with staff and other vendors while learning about valuable resources to assist your business at the 2018 Homestead Vendor Outreach Event on Thursday, April 19th 9AM-12PM at the Phichol Williams Community Center located at 951 SW 4th Street, Homest...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Inside Homestead March 2018

Inside Homestead

Catch up on what's happening in Homestead with the latest edition of Inside Homestead News.  Today we’re talking about statewide recognition, trips on the trolley and visiting your City parks!

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Turkey Point Siren Testing April 11-13, 2018

Turkey Point Siren Testing

FPL will be conducting Turkey Point siren maintenance Wednesday, April 11th through Friday, April 13th.  Residents can expect to hear both sirens and announcements.  Each siren will be tested individually.

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Mayor Porter Honors Jordan Vasquez and Dwayne Ireland as Officers of the Month for February 2018

Mayor Porter Officers Vasquez and Ireland

Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley, on behalf of Mayor Jeff Porter, recognized Officer Jordan Vasquez and Officer Dwayne Ireland as Officers of the Month at the Special Presentations on March 21 for their exceptional public service and work on the Homestead Polic...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Blasting Notice 04.11.2018

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Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, April 11, 2018, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter Proclaims April Fair Housing Month

Fair Housing Month Proclamation April 2018

Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley, on behalf of Mayor Jeff Porter, took time at the March 21 Special Presentations to proclaim April as Fair Housing Month. This month’s outreach aims to bring awareness to Fair Housing practices and recommit to the Fair Housing A...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Campbell Drive - Turnpike Alert

TRAFFIC ALERT!  The following closures and modifications will be in effect beginning Sunday, April 8th.  These are a necessary part of construction activity for the new northbound Turnpike ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike lane expansi...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Affordable Housing Community Survey

CDBG Survey

The City of Homestead requests public input for its Affordable Housing Community Survey.  The results of the survey will be used to guide Homestead’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 5-year consolidated plan.

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

2018 Registration Now Open for CareerSource South Florida & Homestead Summer Job Program

Career Source

The City of Homestead and CareerSource South Florida (CSSF) have partnered once again to find jobs for local students while school is out.

Enrollment is now open for the 2nd Annual Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), designed to place kids in entry-lev...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Roby George Park Pool Closed for Repairs

Roby George Park Pool

The Roby George Park Pool is closed until further notice due to necessary repairs.  We will keep you updated on progress and a time for the pool to reopen.  Please contact Homestead Parks & Recreation at 305-224-4570 with any questio...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Homestead Police Explorers Win First Place in Regional Competition

Homestead Police Explorers Win

From crime scene processing to crisis intervention, Homestead’s next generation of law enforcement is leading the way.  The Homestead Police Explorers won first place overall out of 22 teams and 200 individuals competing in the 2018 Sou...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Only One Month Left to Enjoy the Homestead National Parks Trolley

National Parks Trolley 2017-18

There’s only one month left to take advantage of the Homestead National Parks Trolley, South Florida’s only public transportation to Everglades & Biscayne National Parks.  This award-winning service offering a free ride, free guided tour, and...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

TRAFFIC ALERT!  The following closures and modifications will be in effect beginning Sunday, April 1st.  These are a necessary part of construction activity for the new Northbound Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike lane expansi...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Councilman Larry Roth and the City of Homestead Celebrate Gunther Karger

Councilman Larry Roth and the City of Homestead Celebrate Gunther Karger

Councilman Larry Roth made a Special Presentation to Homestead resident Gunther Karger at the March 21 City Council Meeting. Karger celebrated his 85th birthday on March 16, in addition to celebrating 65 years of marriage this year to his wife, Shirley. T...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough Celebrates the First Graders at FUMCS and Their Little Town of ‘Roxaboxen’

Councilwoman Fairclough Celebrates Roxaboxen

During the March Special Council presentations, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough opened her presentation by welcoming the first graders of First United Methodist Christian School (FUMCS) and their parents. “It’s so exciting to see a packed chamber — espec...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following traffic modifications and closures beginning Sunday, March 25th that are associated with the new Turnpike ramp at Campbell Drive and the Turnpike expansion project.

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Campbell Drive Traffic Alert 03.23-25.2018

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

Friday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 25th Campbell Drive Eastbound will be reduced to 1 lane from the 15700 Block (in front of Chili's) up to approximately NE 30th Terrace. The closure will begin Friday at 7PM and open back up no later than 6AM Monday...

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

HPS Energy Receives FMEA “Restoring Communities Award”

HPS Energy Line Crew

Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy received a “Restoring Communities Award” from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) in recognition of its efforts to quickly and safely restore power to Florida communities, as well as parts of the U.S. V...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Inside Homestead February 2018

Inside Homestead

Catch up on everything that happened in February with Inside Homestead News! In this episode we're talking about recycling, getting kids involved with city government, and some fabulous renovations.

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Blasting Notice 03.21.2018

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Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, March 21, 2018 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

  • Northbound or southbound Florida’s Turnpike at various locations between Campbell Drive and south of Southwest 288th Street, single lane closures, 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Sunday, March 18 through Thursday, March 22. 
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Posted on: March 12, 2018

HPS Energy Recognized for Achievement in Utility Safety

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Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy received statewide recognition from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) for its continued commitment to safety during the past year. This recognition reflects Homestead’s commitment to protecting worker...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Blasting Notice 03.15.18

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Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, March 15, 2018 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following traffic modifications and closures in effect as part of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion projects.

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Hop Into Spring at Homestead’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Easter 2018 News

Spring is in the air in Homestead as preparations begin for the annual Homestead Easter Egg Hunt.  Hundreds of families will enjoy an evening of crafts, food trucks, and an egg hunt Friday, March 23, 2018 at 6:00PM.  The Egg Hunt will be...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

March 2018 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

Spring has sprung at the William F. Dickinson Community Center! Don't miss regular activities like line dancing, yoga, and bingo. Plus, special events like the Saint Patrick's Day Party and Easter Brunch! Call 305-245-4934 or visit the Center at 1601 N. K...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following traffic modifications and closures beginning Sunday, March 4th as part of the new Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion projects.

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Turkey Point Siren Test 03.02.2018

Turkey Point Siren Testing

Turkey Point Nuclear Plant’s warning sirens will be tested on Friday, March 2, 2018 at approximately 1PM and will last about 20 minutes from start to finish.  This is a regularly scheduled quarterly siren test.

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Mayor Porter Honors Phillip Beaver as Officer of the Month for June 2017

Mayor Porter Officer Beaver

Mayor Jeff Porter recognized Officer Phillip Beaver as Officer of the Month at the Special Presentations on February 21, 2018 for his exceptional public service and work on the Homestead Police Department during the month of June 2017.

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight: South Florida National Parks Camera Club

Vice Mayor Shelley Artist in the Spotlight February 2018

At the City Council’s Special Presentations on February 21st, Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley honored the South Florida National Parks Camera Club (SFNPCC), Homestead’s Artist in the Spotlight for February and March 2018. “Through Our Eyes: A Photographic Show...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Hundreds Gather for Fourth Annual Homestead Eco Fair

Eco Fair Event 2018

Homestead residents, tourists, and families sampled local organic food, learned about South Florida ecosystems, and took part in interactive “green” activities at the 2018 Homestead Eco Fair.  The annual event celebrates Homestead’s commitment to...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Traffic Alerts Turnpike

Please note the following closures and modifications beginning Sunday, February 25, as part of the new northbound Turnpike Ramp at Campbell Drive and Turnpike expansion projects.  

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Inside Homestead January 2018

Inside Homestead

In this edition of Inside Homestead we’re talking about civil rights leaders, cowboys, and getting to know your South Florida National Parks! Inside Homestead starts right now…

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Movie with a Cop

Movie with a Cop February 2018

Join Homestead Community Policing for a free screening of Despicable Me 3 during Movie with a Cop on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6PM at the Homestead PAL (600 SW 14th Ave., Homestead, FL 33030).  Get to know your Homestead Police Officers and st...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Discover South Florida at the Homestead Eco Fair & Film Series

Eco Fair 2018 News

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 fourth annual Homestead Eco-Fair! 

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Blasting Notice 02.22.2018

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Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located off SW 167 Avenue is scheduled to conduct blasting today, February 22, 2018 between 9AM-3PM.  Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

City Offices Closed Presidents' Day

Presidents Day 2018

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018 for Presidents' Day. We will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Blasting Notice 02.16.2018

Blasting Notice

Blasting Notice: SDI Quarry located on SW 288 St is scheduled to conduct blasting today, February 16, 2018 between 9AM-3PM.  Residents may notice loud noise or vibrations, which are normal parts of these blasting events.

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

Please note the following FDOT closures and modifications as part of Turnpike widening and the new Turnpike entrance on Campbell Drive.  

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Coffee with a Cop Event

Coffee with a Cop February 2018

The Homestead Police Department's Community Policing Unit invites residents to enjoy a free cup of coffee with their local police officers on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 8AM-10AM at Starbucks (1029 North Homestead Boulevard, Homestead, FL 33030). &a...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Homestead CRA Hosts Grant Workshop for Non-Profit Organizations

CRA NFP Grant Workshop 2018

The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will host grant workshops for Non-Profit Organizations Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10am and Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6pm in the Health Room of the William F. Dickinson Community Center (160...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Traffic Updates 2018

Please note the following FDOT closures and modifications are in effect at the following dates and times.  These are part of the ongoing project for Turnpike expansion and new northbound entrance ramp at Campbell Drive.

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

The following FDOT closures and modifications will be in place beginning Sunday, January 28, 2018.

  • Homestead Toll Plaza northbound ramp, partial lane closure, from 10:30 p.m. Thursday, February 1 to 5 a.m., Friday, February 2.
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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council Welcomes Key Club International Members to Homestead

MYC Welcomes Key Club International

The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council served as ambassadors to a group of 45 Key Club International members from across the country and the globe.  Youth Council Mayor Anthony Garcia led the meeting between the two groups, providing a brief overvie...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Homestead National Parks Trolley Service Resumes Saturday

National Parks Trolley 2017-18

The Homestead National Parks Trolley, South Florida’s only public transportation to Everglades & Biscayne National Parks, will resume normal service on Saturday, January 27, 2018, and continue every weekend through April 29, 2018.  This award...

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Posted on: December 22, 2017

Inside Homestead December 2017

Inside Homestead

Catch up on exciting December events and what's coming up in 2018 in this episode of Inside Homestead. We're talking about terrific Trolley news, new online tools, and free community events. Tune in now to find out more...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough & City of Homestead Team Up with FIU in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Free Mammograms at City Hall

Dozens of women dressed in pink waited at Homestead City Hall for their chance to receive a free mammogram thanks to the City of Homestead and Florida International University’s Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center.  Homestead Councilwoman P...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Homestead Community Policing to Host Coffee with a Cop Event

Coffee with a Cop January 2018

The Homestead Police Department's Community Policing Unit invites residents to enjoy a free cup of coffee with their local police officers on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 8AM-10AM at Panera Bread located in the Homestead Pavilion (2493 NE 9th Ct., Hom...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Homestead Youth Achiever Scholarship Application Opens

2018 Youth Achiever Scholarship

The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council’s 2018 Homestead Youth Achiever Scholarship application is now open.  Thanks to community fundraising efforts spearheaded by the Youth Council and Homestead Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough, a limited number of...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

TRAFFIC UPDATE!  The following traffic closures and modifications will be in effect beginning Sunday, January 21st as part of the new Turnpike Ramp on Campbell Drive. 

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Homestead Rises Up at Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

MLK Breakfast Event

In an annual tradition, the Homestead and Florida City Communities united to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Community activists, students, distinguished dignitaries, and many other community members gathered for an eleg...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

2018 MLK Weekend Events

MLK 2018 Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast—Friday, January 12, 2018 7AM

Phichol Williams Community Center, 951 Southwest 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33030 (FREE)

This annual gathering is a morning of celebration and contemplation as everyone from disting...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Homestead Launches New Website

Website Updates

The City of Homestead launched a new website at www.cityofhomestead.com.  The new site not only presents a complete new design that highlights the spirit of our community, but also offers residents, visitors, and businesses intuitive tools that w...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Traffic Alert on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

The following lane closures and traffic modifications will be in effect starting Sunday, January 7, 2018.  

  • Northbound or southbound Florida’s Turnpike at various locations between Campbell Drive and south of Southwest 288th Street, single lane cl...
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Posted on: December 22, 2017

Homestead Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Annual Breakfast

MLK Breakfast 2018

Every year the Homestead and Florida City communities come together to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a free community breakfast.  This year, the event will take place at 7AM on Friday, January 12th at the Phichol W...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Councilman Roth Recognizes Homestead Rock‘n Ribfest 2017 Sponsors and Recipient Charities

Councilman Roth Recognizes Rib Fest Charities

Councilman Larry Roth joined fellow Rock’n Ribfest organizer Susan Newman at the December 20th City Council Meeting, recognizing recipients of the 2017 Homestead Rock ‘N Rib Fest, which gave away more than $20,000 for local children’s charities in Homeste...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight: Susan Sorrentino and Her ‘Homestead Harvest’

Vice Mayor Shelley Artist in the Spotlight December 2017

At the City Council’s Special Presentations on December 20th, Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley introduced Susan Sorrentino, Homestead’s Artist in the Spotlight for December 2017 – January 2018. “Homestead Harvest,” an exhibit of Sorrentino’s paintings, opened a...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough and Education Committee Present Mini Grants to Homestead Educators

Councilwoman Fairclough Presents Education Mini Grants 2017

On December 20th, Homestead educators gathered for the second annual presentation of educator mini grants by the City of Homestead’s Education Committee and Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough, Education Committee liaison.Fairclough opened her presentation b...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough Honors Dr. Pablo Ortiz and FIU for Breast Cancer Screening Partnership

Councilwoman Fairclough Honors Dr Ortiz and FIU

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough took time at the December 20th Special Presentations to recognize Dr. Pablo Ortiz, vice president of regional academic locations and institutional development at Florida International University (FIU) and his contributions...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

Holiday Hours & Closings

Holiday Hours 2017

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Monday, December 25th & Tuesday, December 26th and will reopen at normal business hours on December 27th.  The City's free Trolley service will not run on Monday, December 25th and will resu...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Visit to Your National Parks!

Holiday Trolley 2017

The City of Homestead is giving families the greatest gift of all this Holiday Season—a chance to spend quality time together in the great outdoors.  The Homestead National Parks Trolley runs a special Holiday Service every day December 26th thro...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

FDOT Plans New Traffic Patterns through Thursday for Turnpike Construction Work

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

Commuters may want to avoid Campbell Drive near Florida’s Turnpike this week as crews work to improve the roadway. The Florida Department of Transportation announced that it will be closing several lanes and entrance and exit ramps near the intersection t...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Homestead National Parks Trolley Riders Access New Tour at Everglades National Park

Nike Missile Site Tours

Riders on the Homestead National Parks Trolley can now travel back in time to the high stakes era of the Cold War when defense against Soviet attack was paramount to our nation’s security and the Everglades was central to this mission.  ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Councilman Roth Honors First United Methodist Church and the Homestead Food Pantry

Councilman Roth Honors First United Methodist Church and the Homestead Food Pantry

There are many wonderful organizations in Homestead that help people in need, and at the November 28th City of Homestead Special Presentations, Councilman Larry Roth took time to honor one of them—the Homestead Food Pantry, which is operated by the First ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

Traffic Information for YMCA Jingle Bell Run

Jingle Bell Run 2017 Traffic

Residents can expect mild traffic delays associated with the YMCA Jingle Bell Run 5K this Saturday, December 2, 2017.  The Run starts at 5:30PM the Homestead YMCA (1034 NE 8th St.) and ends at Losner Park (104 N Krome Ave.).  These delay...

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough Wins Prestigious “In the Company of Women Award”

In the Company of Women

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough was announced as the 2018 winner of Miami-Dade County’s prestigious “In the Company of Women Award” for the Young Professionals category.  Now in its 30th year, “In the Company of Women” recognizes Miami-Dade’s wo...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Turkey Point Siren Test

Turkey Point Siren Testing

Turkey Point Nuclear Plant’s warning sirens will be tested Friday, December 1st at approximately 1PM and will last about 20 minutes from start to finish. The test is a required part of the Turkey Point alert and notification program.

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

HPS Energy Joins FMEA Hurricane Recovery Mission to U.S. Virgin Islands

HPS Energy Staff Pose

Homestead Public Services Energy crews are joining four other Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) utilities headed to the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist with power restoration efforts there following destructive Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

City of Homestead to Host Annual Dinner with Santa Event

Dinner with Santa 2017

Join the City of Homestead for an unforgettable evening of food and fun in a magical winter wonderland!  Dinner with Santa returns Friday, December 15, 2016 6PM-8:30PM at the William F. Dickinson Community Center (1601 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, F...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Homestead National Parks Trolley Returns Thanksgiving Weekend

National Parks Trolley 2017-18

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 Park...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Hours

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed beginning Thursday, November 23, 2017 and will reopen at normal business hours Monday, November 27, 2017.  The Trolley will not run on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and will resume normal operatio...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Homestead’s Free Trolley Offers New, More Convenient Route

Homestead Trolley

Homestead’s free trolley now offers a new, more convenient configuration of its East-West Route.  Hours of operation remain 6AM to 6PM Monday through Friday and 10AM to 2PM Saturday and Sunday.  The Homestead Trolley has been o...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

NASCAR Championship Weekend Traffic Update

Homestead-Miami Speedway

Friday, November 17, 2017 │ Ford EcoBoost 200 (8PM)

There are limited traffic delays anticipated for this event.  The majority of increased traffic will occur at the conclusion of the race around 10PM.  The most affected area will be outb...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Inside Homestead November 2017

Inside Homestead

This month we've got exciting news for HPS Customers, the Homestead National Parks Trolley is back, and there's a whole lot of Holiday Fun heading your way. Tune in now to find out more...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Homestead National Parks Trolley Offers Special Service to NASCAR Fans

National Parks Trolley 2017-18

Excitement and thrills on four wheels!  Normally this would refer to the action on the track at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, but this year it’s all about the special route of Homestead’s National Parks Trolley running from th...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Homestead Reopens

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center

The Disaster Recovery Center in Homestead is now open at Portofino Plaza (650 NE 22nd Terrace, Homestead, FL 33033).  Hours are Monday-Saturday 9AM-7PM.  The Center will close Saturday, November 18th.

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Planned Closures on Campbell Drive & Florida's Turnpike

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

As part of the ongoing Turnpike expansion project and new northbound entrance ramp at Campbell Drive, the following lane closures are planned:

  • Florida’s Turnpike northbound entrance ramp from Campbell Drive will be closed nightly from 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 a....
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Posted on: November 13, 2017

City of Homestead Swears In Mayor, Vice Mayor, and Councilmembers

November 2017 Swearing In Ceremony

On the evening of November 8th, Homestead welcomed Mayor Jeff Porter, Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley, Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey, and Councilman Elvis Maldonado for new terms on the dais.Mayor Jeff Porter, with his wife Cindy by his side, was sworn in ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Offices of the City of Homestead Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

Veterans Day

The Offices of the City of Homestead will be closed Friday, November 10, 2017 and will reopen at normal business hours Monday, November 13, 2017.

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Early Vote through Saturday or Cast Your Ballot on Election Day Tuesday

Election 2017

CLICK HERE FOR ELECTION RESULTSEARLY VOTING (11/2/17 -11/4/17)

All residents voting early should report to the William Dickinson Community Center at 1601 North Krome Avenue on one of the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 2, 11AM – 7PM
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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Early Voting for 2017 General Election

Election 2017

Early Voting for the Homestead General Election takes place at the William F. Dickinson Community Center (1601 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030) on the following days and times:Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Friday, November 3, 20...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Phone Scam (English & Spanish)

HPS Scam Alerts

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...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

FEMA Opens New Disaster Recovery Center in Homestead

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center

FEMA is operating a new Disaster Recovery Center at 650 NE 22nd Terrace, Homestead, FL 33033, where you can register for FEMA assistance and check on the status of your applications.  Center hours are currently 8AM-8PM.  Beginning Sunday...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

City of Homestead Celebrates Florida City Government Week

FL City Government Week 2017

The City of Homestead is joining cities across the state in celebrating Florida City Government Week from October 23-29, 2017.  Because city government is the government closest to most citizens, and the one with the most direct daily impact upon...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Miami-Dade County to Host Workshops about Future of Rapid Transit near Homestead

Miami-Dade DTPW

The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is hosting two interactive workshops about the future of rapid transit near Homestead. The discussions will focus on the South Corridor Rapid Transit Project, a route that spans fr...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Homestead General Election Set for Tuesday, November 7

Election 2017

The approaching Homestead General Election is set for November 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All registered voters can cast a ballot at their respective precincts on that Tuesday.  Voters can find their precinct and view sample ballots at www.cityofhom...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

Homestead Public Services to Launch Improved Online Bill Pay

HPS New Online Bill Pay

Homestead Public Services (HPS) is continuing to make life simpler for its customers with an improved online bill pay platform.  On Monday, October 23, 2017, HPS Customer Service will transition to a new online dashboard where customers can view ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Homestead Celebrates Hurricane Andrew Anniversary & Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park Opening

Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park Opening Ceremony

Twenty-five years to the day after Hurricane Andrew made landfall to devastating effect, optimism reigned in the City of Homestead as the community gathered to celebrate the opening of Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park.  In the wake of the H...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Mayor Porter Honors Homestead Police Chaplain Chauncey Brown

Mayor Porter Honors Chaplain Brown

During a Special Presentation at the Council Meeting on July 26, Mayor Jeff Porter, with the help of Colonel Scott Kennedy and Captain Raymond DeJohn, thanked Police Chaplain Chauncey Brown for his dedicated service to the Homestead Police Department and ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Councilman Shelley’s Artists in the Spotlight: Natalie M. Prieto & Carlos Franco

Artist in the Spotlight Natalie Prieto Carlos Franco

The latest art exhibition to fill the lobby of the Seminole Theatre under Councilman Stephen Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight program is a unique mix of children’s art and hyper-realistic portraits.  At the August 15th Special Council Presentati...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park Opening Ceremony

Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park Opening Ceremony Invitation

The City of Homestead invites its residents to celebrate the grand opening of Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park (1034 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33030) on Thursday, August 24th at 4:00PM, followed by the field’s inaugural game, Braddock v. Homestea...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Mayor Porter Honors Detective Jose Murillo as Officer of the Month

Mayor Porter Honors Detecive Murillo 2017

On July 26, 2017, Mayor Jeff Porter recognized Detective Jose Murillo for his exceptional contributions as a member of the Homestead Police Department during the month of May at the special Council Presentation. Participating in the recognition ceremony w...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Mayor Porter Recognizes Finance Department for 10th Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Mayor Porter Honors Finance Department 2017

Mayor Jeff Porter took time at the Special Council Presentations on July 26, 2017, to recognize an extraordinary achievement of the City of Homestead’s Finance Department: Winning the prestigious Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government F...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Homestead Public Services Alerts Former Customers of Unclaimed Refunds

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The City of Homestead would like to alert former Homestead Public Services (HPS) customers to unclaimed refunds available through the State of Florida Division of Unclaimed Property at www.fltreasurehunt.org.  Some former customers have reported ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Inside Homestead August 2017

Inside Homestead

This month we’re talking about Homestead’s growth, a high-tech library, and some powerful news. Inside Homestead starts right now…

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Traffic Alert: New Traffic Pattern on Campbell Drive

Turnpike Ramp Construction Updates

Beginning on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the contractor for the Campbell Drive and Florida’s Turnpike Interchange Modification project will begin performing construction activities along eastbound Campbell Drive between SW 15700 Block and NE 30th Terrace. ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Director of HPS Energy Elected to Lead Statewide Power Agency

HPS Energy Staff

Homestead Public Services Energy Director, Barbara Quiñones, was re-elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA). She was first elected to fill an unexpired term as Vice Chairman in January 2014, and she ha...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Councilman Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight: Norman Walters

Councilman Shelley Artist Norman Walters

During the Homestead City Council’s Special Presentations on June 21st, Councilman Stephen Shelley introduced Homestead’s Artist in the Spotlight for June and July — Norman Walters, a highly accomplished and versatile artist, whose adventurous life has ta...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Inside Homestead July 2017

Inside Homestead

Welcome to Inside Homestead, this month we've got a recap of our favorite summer celebration, an update on community redevelopment, and tips on how to control those pesky mosquitoes! Tune in now to find out more...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Councilman Shelley Recognizes Efforts of 2017 Military Appreciation Day Committee

Councilman Shelley Honors 2017 Military Appreciation Day Committee

During the June 21st Special Presentations, Councilman Stephen Shelley explained how it really does take a village to organize Homestead’s annual Military Appreciation Day, which, this year, took place on April 29th at Losner Park. He honored the committe...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Homestead Celebrates Independence Day at the Race to the 4th!

2017 Race to the 4th Fireworks

Homestead-Miami Speedway is South Florida’s most exciting attraction and this Independence Day it was also the most patriotic as tens of thousands flocked to the City of Homestead’s eighth annual Race to the 4th.  Families from all over Homestead...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Aerial Mosquito Spraying Announced by Miami-Dade County

Mosquito Control

Miami-Dade County will conduct Aerial Spraying for the areas marked on this map on Monday, July 3, 2017 between 12:01 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., weather permitting. If the spraying cannot be performed in the predawn hours on Monday, the operation will b...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Councilman Williams Announces State Funding for Sickle Cell Disease Research Clinic

Williams Sickle Cell Funding Announcement

Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00PM—Homestead Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III announced State funding for a sickle cell disease research clinic expected to open in Homestead and serve patients of South Dade.

The $224,000 was approved in the past legislative s...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Councilman Williams to Host Press Conference Announcing Funding for Sickle Cell Disease Research

Sickle Cell Blood Drive 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00PM—Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III will host a press conference at Homestead City Hall (100 Civic Court, Homestead, FL 33030) announcing State funds received by the City of Homestead for new sickle cell disease research clini...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Aerial Mosquito Spraying Announced by Miami-Dade County

Mosquito Control

UPDATE: The planned spray was rescheduled due to adverse weather and will occur this evening, Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8PM, weather permitting.

Individuals with known allergic reactions should remain indoors. Beekeepers are asked to keep their bees covered...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Homestead Hosts Annual “Race to the 4th!” Independence Day Bash

2017 Race to the 4th

Homestead’s annual “Race to the 4th!” Independence Day bash is back for the eighth year in a row at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.  On Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 6PM to 10PM, a sea of people, awash in reds, whites, and blues, will descend upon the...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

2017 State of the City: Together, We Rise

2017 State of the City

Together we grow, together we dream, together we are Homestead, and together we rise.  A theme of unity and cooperation reflected throughout the 2017 State of the City: Together We Rise, which showcased the exciting new developments of the past y...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

2017 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane Guide 2017

NOAA predicts the 2017 Hurricane Season will be "above average" with between 11 and 17 named storms and up to 4 of those storms having the possibility of becoming a major hurricane.

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Registration Now Open for CareerSource South Florida & Homestead Summer Job Program

Career Source

The City of Homestead is collaborating with CareerSource South Florida to put the focus on local students this summer. Together, they will help find job opportunities for 61 young Homestead residents between the ages of 15 and 18.

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

HPS Energy Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

HPS RP3 2017

Homestead Public Services Energy (Homestead Energy) has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® Diamond Level designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. David Lynch, Assistant Director o...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

HPS Warns of Scams & Fraudulent Notices (English & Spanish)

HPS Scam Alerts

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 in cash or by a p...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Homestead Breaks Ground on New Downtown Revitalization Project

HST Groundbreaking 2017

May 12, 2017—The Homestead community celebrated a new milestone in revitalizing Downtown Homestead with the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Homestead Station, a multi-use transit and entertainment center located at the intersection of Krome Avenue and Mowry D...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

May 2017 Community Center Newsletter

Community Center Newsletters

What's happening at the Community Center? Check out the variety of regularly scheduled exercise and craft classes, plus tons of special trips and events!

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Homestead to Break Ground on “Homestead Station”

HST Groundbreaking 2017

The City of Homestead invites the community to celebrate the next milestone in revitalizing Downtown Homestead with the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Homestead Station Friday, May 12, 2017 at 10AM.  The Ceremony will take place in the Municipal Par...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Homestead to Honor Military During Sixth Annual Military Appreciation Day

Military Appreciation Day 2017

For the sixth year in a row, Homestead will celebrate our servicemen and women during Military Appreciation Day.  Numerous food trucks and other local vendors will line the picturesque streets of Downtown Homestead along with a variety of militar...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Celebrating Women’s History Month, Vice Mayor Fairclough Recognizes Influential Homestead Women

Vice Mayor Honor Women

In 1987, Congress declared March as Women’s History Month, a time to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women in history and contemporary society. On March 22nd, Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough took time during the City Council’s Special Pres...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Councilman Shelley’s First Junior Artists in the Spotlight: Students of Le Jardin

Councilman Shelley Junior Artist

At the March 22nd special City Council presentation, Councilman Stephen R. Shelley drew attention to a new group of talented artists in Homestead — the three- and four-year-old students at Le Jardin Early Learning Academy.

“Tonight, we have our first Junio...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Councilman Burgess Highlights Foster Children and Voices For Children Foundation’s Important Work

Councilman Burgess Recognizes GAL Program

Councilman Jon Burgess introduced Angie Chirino, a representative of the Voices For Children Foundation, during the February City Council presentations. Voices For Children, which has been serving the community for more than 32 years, raises support for t...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Councilman Burgess Honors AYSO Tournament Soccer Champions

Councilman Burgess Honors AYSO 2017

Councilman Jon Burgess recognized the champions of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) 2017 All Stars Team (Region 805) at the City Council Presentations on February 22, noting the teamwork, dedication and “fire” of both the coaches and players....

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