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Posted on: November 8, 2017

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

Mayor and Council.jpg 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 ...Read on...
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Councilman Shelley’s Artists in the Spotlight: Natalie M. 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 Specia...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Councilman Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight: 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,...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Councilman Shelley Recognizes Efforts of 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 th...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2017

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

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.  “...Read on...
Posted on: May 11, 2016

Councilman Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight: Photographer Sandy DeWitt

Councilman Stephen R. Shelley continues to highlight and recognize talented artists within our community through his Artist in the Spotlight Series. At the April 20th presentation, Councilman Shelley introduced another local talent, photographer Sandy DeW...Read on...

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

Civilians and Military Unite to Celebrate Freedom at Homestead Military Appreciation Day

The streets of Downtown Homestead transformed as service members and civilians connected during the fifth annual Homestead Military Appreciation Day. Attendees at the May 7th event enjoyed unique military displays, an epic obstacle course competition, tw...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2016

Homestead Honors the Military with Fifth Annual Military Appreciation Day

Downtown Homestead will host stunning military displays, an epic obstacle course competition, and an all day party with live music and food truck guaranteed to be fun for the whole family during the fifth annual Homestead Military Appreciation Day. The f...Read on...

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

Homestead Continues Partnership with Biscayne National Park for Island Boat Tours

Biscayne National Park is best known for its beautiful islands and clear waters, but until recently visitors would need to have their own boat to fully enjoy the park. Now, they can easily board a tour and visit Biscayne National Park’s iconic Boca Chita...Read on...

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Posted on: February 25, 2016

Hundreds Gather in Downtown Homestead for the Second Annual Eco Fair

Downtown Homestead and Losner Park buzzed with activity as hundreds of residents, tourists, and nature-enthusiasts gathered for the second annual Homestead Eco Fair. Attendees connected with environmental organizations, enjoyed organic food, learned abou...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2016

Councilman Stephen R. Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight - a New Gallery and Looking for Local Artist

City of Homestead Councilman Stephen R. Shelley is looking for local artists to participate in his Artist in the Spotlight program for 2016. The Artist in the Spotlight program (formerly known as “Art in the Chambers”) was created in 2010 by Councilman S...Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2015

Homestead, National Parks Continue Historic Partnership with New Season for National Parks Trolley

This Thanksgiving, there’s plenty to be thankful for—a FREE ride, FREE admission, FREE guided tour, and FREE parking are all part of Homestead’s award-winning National Parks Trolley Service. The wildly popular program returns for its third season just in...Read on...

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

Homestead National Parks Trolley Partnership Receives National Award

The Homestead National Parks Trolley has received the prestigious 2015 National Park Service (NPS) Director’s Partnership Award, given in recognition of the most significant accomplishments achieved by parks and outside groups working together on projects...Read on...

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Posted on: October 15, 2015

Vice Mayor Shelley Unveils Plaques for Historic Homestead Structures

In the continuing effort to recognize the significance of Homestead’s historic buildings, Historic Downtown Homestead will have more of its historic structures adorned with educational plaques. This will allow visitors and citizens alike to identify and l...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2015

Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight Continues to Highlight Homestead Artists

Vice-Mayor Stephen R. Shelley honored more local artists in the Artist in the Spotlight Program for the City of Homestead. The artists who were selected for this amazing opportunity include: Marcia Maynard, Lillian Marlatt, Mimi Dickson, Mary Dee Burkhar...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2015

Inside Homestead Interview with Vice-Mayor Stephen Shelley

Join us as Vice-Mayor Shelley talks about the progress in Downtown Homestead, the National Parks Trolley, and how to catch a python!

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

South Florida National Parks Camera Club Featured as Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artists in the Spotlight

South Florida boasts some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the country. It is these beautiful landscapes that inspired the birth of the South Florida National Parks Camera Club.

Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley, a member of the club and avid natur...Read on...

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Posted on: July 10, 2015

Vice Mayor Shelley Recognizes Military Appreciation Day Committee

Each year, Military Appreciation Day attracts thousands of families for a day of fun and celebration of freedom and service. In order to bring an event of this magnitude to fruition, organizations from all over the Homestead community came together. For...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2015

Community Center Artists Featured in Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight Program

The beauty of becoming an artist lies in the fact that it is never too late to become one. Finding your niche in the art world is similar to finding a sense of belonging, a sense of home. This was the theme for Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight...Read on...

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: May 28, 2015

Homestead’s National Parks Trolley Closes Record-Breaking Season

The Homestead National Parks Trolley's second season has come to a close, boasting record-breaking ridership and expanded service. Over 7,000 people came from all over Florida, America, and the world to enjoy the free transportation, free parking, free g...Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Vice-Mayor Shelley Bids Farewell to Biscayne National Park's Christiana Admiral

Biscayne National Park Ranger Christiana Admiral is saying goodbye to her seven year career in Homestead to continue her path at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, in Utah. Ms. Admiral, an instrumental part in bringing the Homestead National Parks Trol...Read on...

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Suzanne Moe and Marcela Noriega Featured in Vice Mayor Shelley’s Artist in the Spotlight Program

Sometimes art is more than just a pretty picture, or a sculpture, or a song. It’s also about making a positive change in the community. That’s the reason Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley is featuring Suzanne Moe and Marcela Noriega in his Artist in the Spotl...Read on...

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Posted on: December 3, 2014

Mayor Jeff Porter, Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley Assist With Dr. Linda Fagan’s Food Drive

Every year Dr. Linda Fagan of Country Medical Center coordinates an annual Thanksgiving food drive to ensure non-profit organizations in the community who provide assistance to others in need receive some help of their own in accomplishing their missions...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2014

National Parks Trolley Project Team Receive Prestigious Marketing Awards

The Homestead National Parks Trolley project, a joint venture to increase visitorship to area National Parks and Historic Downtown Homestead, received the highest honors for marketing excellence at a recent Special Council Presentation in October 2014. T...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2014

Bill Passes in State Senate to Honor Florida Pioneer

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

Posted on: October 1, 2014

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

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

Posted on: June 27, 2014

Success of National Parks Trolley Project Recognized by Parks’ Leadership

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

Posted on: June 10, 2014

Homestead Community Center Artists Display Their Work

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

“The ...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2014

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

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

Posted on: January 29, 2014

Vice Mayor Shelley Introduces New Artist in the Spotlight Recipient

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

Posted on: January 27, 2014

Everglades Poetry Exhibit at Losner Park

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