Monroe County School children shine when Tebow and Wuerffel speak at Island Christian School

You’d be wrong to think Tim Tebow was the star Sunday at Island Christian School where hundreds of Monroe County schoolchildren turned out. Likewise, you’d be wrong to think Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel or chart-topping recording artists Britt Nicole and for KING & COUNTRY were the stars… Nope, it was those children, they were […]

Remembering 4 You a leading support, information, training and coaching website.

PRESS RELEASE: New Website Launch November 11, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Remembering 4 You Launches New Website Improved Caregiving in Alzheimers and other forms of dementia, Training and Consulting/Coaching Services(Mapleton, ME) Remembering 4 You a leading support, information, training and coaching website for caregivers and providers of services for individuals with Alzheimers and other forms […]

Homestead Electric Services Announcing Winners of Poster Competition at Public Power Week Picnic

Public Power Week in Homestead

By Alyna M. Bello…. Public Power Week run from October 3-9. With the onset of Public Power Week next week Homestead Electric Services (HES) joined more than 2,000 public power utilities from across the nation to explain the importance of public power and its contributions to local citizens. Public Power Week, now in its 24th […]

“The First Year” Homestead’s Mayor Steven C. Bateman

Mayor Steven C. Bateman

By Frank May…. The first year of Mayor Steven C. Bateman’s two-year term was a whirlwind of activity and accomplishment. “I hit the ground running on the day I was sworn-in and never looked back,” said Bateman. Bateman takes an active and hands-on approach as Mayor and walks and drives daily throughout the city. In […]

Redland Tropical Gardens Sends “Seeds To Feed Haiti”

From left to right Florida City Mayor Otis Wallace, Seeds to Feed Haiti Founder Margie Buster, and Homestead Mayor Steven Bateman gather together for the first shipment of vegetable seeds to Haiti.

By Alyna M. Bello…. This organization plants seeds of hope from farmer to farmer. On Thursday, September 23, 2010, Redland Tropical Gardens, a non-profit organization, in cooperation with Helena Chemical Company, Haiti Shipping Cargo Services, Alpha Foliage, Inc., Dade County Farm Bureau, Paul & Associates Law Farm, Citrix, South Florida Audubon, Village Planet/One Village Planet, […]

City recognizes Children’s Gallery

Vice-Mayor Judy Waldman and Executive Director Natalie Prieto

By Alyna M. Bello…. Held every October and coordinated by the Americans for the Arts the National Arts and Humanities Month is the largest annual celebration of the arts and culture in the nation. Communities across the United States have joined together to recognize the importance of the arts and humanities in our daily lives. […]

Vice-Mayor Judy Waldman Partnering with Local Military Veterans for Wreaths Across America

Vice-Mayor Judy Waldman, and U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club President Bill Hildebrand have come together for sponsors or donations for the Wreaths Across America program.

By Alyna M. Bello…. City of Homestead’s Vice-Mayor Judy Waldman and the U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club of Homestead are partnering with Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that remembers and honors American servicemen and women for their significant contributions in fighting and preserving our Nation’s freedoms. This organization, which began in 2006, follows the […]

Mayor Steven C. Bateman Delivers 2010 State of the City Address

Mayor Steven C. Bateman

By Frank May…. On October 28th, Homestead’s Mayor Steven C. Bateman delivered the City’s State of the City Address to a crowd of more than 350 persons at the Champions Club at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. In a room filled with local dignitaries and business persons, Bateman stated that the City of H o m e […]

City of Homestead Hires New City Manager

City Manager George Gretsas

By Frank May…. On November 10, the Homestead City Council unanimously selected Mr. George Gretsas as Homestead’s new City Manager. Mr. Gretsas, former City Manager of the City of Fort Lauderdale and Executive Officer of the City of White Plains, New York, was the leading candidate on a short list of five candidates prepared by […]

MAST @ Homestead Begins Application Process for Next School Year

MAST Academy in Homestead

By Alyna M. Bello…. Application deadline is January 15, 2011 for all magnet program. MAST @ Homestead has begun the application process for the 2011-2012 school year. Starting October 1, 2010 to January 15, 2011 applications will be accepted for incoming 9th and 10th graders. Interested parents and students can apply online at under […]

Homestead Energy Services Offering A Free Home Energy Survey To Eligible Homeowners

Homestead Energy Services

By Alyna M. Bello…. Homestead Energy Services is offering a limited number of Free Home Energy Surveys to eligible customers. This pilot program is being funded by the Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant, which assists eligible entities in implementing energy efficiency and conservation strategies. The surveyor will come out to your home and suggest ways […]

City of Homestead Eliminates Walk-in Utilities Payments

Homestead eliminates walk-in utilities payments

By Frank May…. On November 10th, the Homestead City Council voted to eliminate walk-in, drivethrough, and cash payments for electric and water utilities and solid waste services at the Customer Service Division located at 711 NE 1st Road in Homestead. Payments subject to the new procedure will include monthly utilities and solid waste fees as […]

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Homestead Police Department’s K-9 Lt. Tommy Pritchett, City of Miami Detective and Homestead resident Saens Dorcely , and City of Homestead Mayor Steven C. Bateman and Council recognize Det. Dorcely for his brave actions in helping a neighbor in need.

By Alyna M. Bello…. At the last City Council meeting, Mayor Steven C. Bateman recognized an outstanding resident for his brave actions in coming to the aid of a neighbor in need. City of Miami Detective Saens Dorcely was presented with a proclamation for his role in helping his neighbor after a violent burglary that […]

City of Homestead Comes Together For Annual National Night Out

Pictured from left to right South Dade Weed & Seed, Inc. Executive Director Robin Wright, Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III, Homestead Resident Phyllis Horn, Homestead Police Captain Angela Washington, and Homestead Police Officers from the Community Policing, K-9, and Motorcycle Units.

By Alyna Bello…. On Tuesday, August 03, 2010, Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, the Homestead Police Department, and the South Dade Weed and Seed organization along with local residents joined communities from around the nation to participate in the “27th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) campaign. NNO is a unique crime/drug prevention event that brings together […]

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