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  • Beekeeper inspects bees
    Considerations for raising bees and chickens together
    Many homesteaders like to be as self-sustaining as they can be. This often leads then to dabble with raising various types of livestock. Chickens are a natural for many and now there is a growing interest in keeping bees, too. Mother Earth News...
  • The Huntington North sectional champs
    Homestead Spartans move on to regionals in Indiana high school baseball
    Fort Wayne, IN: The Homestead High School Spartans win the Huntington North Indiana Sectional 4 to 3 over the Huntington North Vikings. Tyler Mohsenzadeh, of Homestead, scored the an insurance run, making the score 4-2, in the bottom of the 6th,...
  • Your homestead exemption is important
    For tax savings file your homestead exemption
    As a homeowner, there are several types of exemptions you can claim on your home. Exemptions will affect the amount of taxes you pay on your home. If you’re disabled you might have that exemption. If you are over 65, you would use that exemption....
  • Basille
    Good Samaritan rescues starving, injured dog in Homestead, Florida
    For those of us raised in the Christian faith, the story of the Good Samaritan was taught to us at a very young age. That timeless story of the man beaten and robbed left lying in a ditch while others passed by turning a blind eye to his plight....
  • Trolley
    Free trolley service launches January 4 to national parks
    The first-ever free public transportation from Homestead to Everglades and Biscayne national parks begins on Saturday, January 4, 2014, with a celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Losner Park, 104 N. Krome Ave., in downtown Homestead.City...
  • Sit lakeside and enjoy some great seafood at the Redland Fish Fry and Seafood Festival
    Second Annual Redland Fish Fry & Seafood Festival
    The Redland Fish Fry and Seafood Festival is November 16-17, 2013, and this is one event you won't want to miss. After all, what could be better than spending the day outside in the cool breeze, eating fresh from Florida seafood, listening to...
  • Delicious corn fritters
    Delicious corn fritters
    Corn fritters are easy to make and very versatile. You can eat them as a snack or serve with tomato soup, salsa or beef stew. Play around with adding ingredients such as shredded cheese, diced jalapeño peppers or finely diced black olives. Enjoy...
  • Third Florida mayor: Homestead Mayor Steven Bateman arrested
    Third Florida mayor: Homestead Mayor Steven Bateman arrested
    Third Florida mayor arrested on corruption charges this month. Mayor Steven Bateman, 58, of Homestead, Florida, was charged with two felonies. According to United Press International on Aug. 29, 2013, was paid by a non-profit health care firm...
  • Free trolley service to Everglades and Biscayne national parks is planned
    Free trolley service to Everglades and Biscayne national parks is planned
    The City of Homestead will provide free trolley service to Everglades and Biscayne national parks on weekends during the 2013-14 winter season.The service will operate from November 2013 to May 2014 and link both parks to downtown Homestead, where...
  • South Florida, a dumping ground for unwanted dogs
    South Florida, a dumping ground for unwanted dogs
    The South Florida region is experiencing and ongoing problem with stray dogs and cats, most having been dumped by their owners. Unfortunately, the area shelters are inundated daily and have no choice but to euthanize existing animals to make room...
  • Growing vegetables in a container
    Growing vegetables in a container
    When the opportunity knocks for finding a homestead to move into, timing may not always be according to your schedule. Even if you move onto your homestead a little late in the planting season, you still have the option of growing a few vegetables...
  • Preparing for your homestead
    Preparing for your homestead
    Even if the economy is not the best time for making a purchase for a home right now, if you look in the right places you may be surprised at what you can find. Before you begin to look for your home, there are a few things you need to consider....
  • Saving money by making a list
    Saving money by making a list
    So you have made the decision that you want to live off grid, but not sure how to start. Changing your current lifestyle takes a lot of disciple, determination and desire. You need to begin by actually making changes in your current lifestyle and...
  • 2013 Homestead Championship Rodeo
    Fun and excitement at the 64th Annual Homestead Championship Rodeo this weekend (Photos)
    The annual Homestead Championship Rodeo takes place this weekend and has lots of exciting events, entertaining performances and good old family fun! There will be bucking broncos and bulls, racing and roping events, beautiful, talented horses,...
  • How to hold onto your huge mansion (Video)
    How to hold onto your huge mansion (Video)
    My readers send me questions and I'm publishing this one because it's a good fit for my Urban Renewal column:"Between 1900 - 1922...there were 18 elaborate mansions built in lake tahoe nevada by intelligent successful billionaires.....