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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Mayor Shelley Proclaims April Fair Housing Month in Homestead

Mayor Shelley Fair Housing Month 2019

At the April 17th Special Presentations, Mayor Stephen Shelley highlighted the observance of April as Fair Housing Month, as well as the 51st anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The annual observance is designed to bring awareness to Fair Housing practic...

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Mayor Stephen Shelley
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Artists in the Spotlight: Susan Sorrentino, Carlos Franco and William C. Bunce

Shelley Artist Feb March

At the City Council’s Special Presentations on December 20th, Mayor Stephen Shelley introduced Susan Sorrentino, who, along with Carlos Franco and William C. Bunce, have been selected as Homestead’s Artists in the Spotlight for March 2019. Their group sho...

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Mayor Stephen Shelley
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Homestead Mayor Stephen R. Shelley Sworn In

Mayor Shelley Sworn In

On January 14, 2019, Stephen R. Shelly took the oath of office to become Homestead’s new Mayor during an intimate morning ceremony surrounded by his family.  His mother, Wanda Shelley, and father, Rickey Shelley, jointly administered the oath of ...

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Mayor Stephen Shelley
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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Mayor Stephen Shelley
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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Mayor Stephen Shelley
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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Mayor Stephen Shelley
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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Mayor Stephen Shelley
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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Mayor Stephen Shelley
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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Mayor Stephen Shelley
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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Mayor Stephen Shelley
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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Mayor Stephen Shelley
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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Mayor Stephen Shelley
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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Mayor Stephen Shelley
Posted on: June 13, 2017

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

LeJardin Shelley Square

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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Mayor Stephen Shelley
Posted on: June 3, 2015

Thousands Gather to Honor Freedom, Service, and the Military at Military Appreciation Day

Thousands of patriots flooded the streets of Downtown Homestead for the fourth annual Homestead Military Appreciation Day. Attendees at the May 30th event enjoyed dozens of military vehicles and displays, an epic obstacle course competition, a dramatic f...Read on...

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Posted on: October 13, 2014

Bill Passes in State Senate to Honor Florida Pioneer

Thanks to the efforts of Jackie Crucet, The Mahogany Youth, Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley and Senator Dwight Bullard, an unsung Florida pioneer’s legacy, Sir Lancelot Jones, was officially honored during a Special Council Presentation on September 22, 2014. ...Read on...

Mayor Stephen Shelley
Posted on: October 1, 2014

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

During a Special Council Presentation in September 2014, Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley introduced the latest artists to be selected to participate in his Artist in the Spotlight program. The program, which was created in 2010 by the vice mayor, seeks to i...Read on...

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