Articles of South Florida

Homestead Run Club, Train and Meet New People

Homestead Run Club, Train and Meet New People

The Homestead community is getting more active and fitter. Since its creation four years ago, Homestead Run Club has gone from 10 members  to more than 100 people running every...

Turkey Point Nuclear Plant Supporting South Floridians for More Than Four Decades

Turkey Point Nuclear Plant Supporting South Floridians for More Than Four Decades

Turkey Point operations generate an estimated $1.7 billion of economic output annually, provide more than 800 full-time employees and 5,000 temporary jobs that will bring an additional $11 million into...

Visit the Historic Redland Tropical Trail 'Miami’s Countryside'

Visit the Historic Redland Tropical Trail 'Miami’s Countryside'

Yes, Miami’s countryside does exist in an area near Homestead called the Redlands. Get to know a historic agritourism trail, perfect for a summer cool-down and escape from the city...

City of Homestead Public Information Officer Appointed to Florida Municipal Communicators Association Founding Board of Directors

City of Homestead Public Information Officer Appointed to Florida Municipal Communicators Association Founding Board of Directors

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.

In the Heights: The Broadway Musical Brings Latin Flare to Seminole

In the Heights: The Broadway Musical Brings Latin Flare to Seminole

The Historic Seminole Theatre is gearing up for a scorching hot summer. With the Seminole Theatre Players production of the massively successful Broadway hit musical 'In the Heights' opening their...

What Kind of Home Equity Loan Should You Get?

What Kind of Home Equity Loan Should You Get?

There are two types of home equity loans: closed-end loans and lines of credit. These are also known as “second mortgages” because they’re secured by your original first mortgage.

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Director of HPS Energy Elected to Lead Statewide Power Agency

Director of HPS Energy Elected to Lead Statewide Power Agency

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...

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

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

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...

Small Changes for Saving this Summer

Small Changes for Saving this Summer

As the weather heats up, lowering your energy bill can be as simple as making a few small changes around your home. Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) offers top...

Recent Telephone Poll Results Are In: Cutler Bay Residents Want Rail

Recent Telephone Poll Results Are In: Cutler Bay Residents Want Rail

The Town of Cutler Bay recently completed a telephone poll at the end of June this year in order to determine residents’ preference for transportation developments in South Dade. The...

7th Annual Breastfeeding Awareness Walk Community Event

7th Annual Breastfeeding Awareness Walk Community Event

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County WIC Program and Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade would like to cordially invite you and your organization to participate in the

Fireworks: Stay Safe this 4th of July

Fireworks: Stay Safe this 4th of July

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to urge families NOT to buy fireworks for their own or their children's use, as thousands of people, most often children and teens,...

Health

12
Jul2018
Free back-to-school immunizations

Free back-to-school immunizati...

Every parent loves for the kids to get free backpacks, school supplies and other goodies for back-to-school. So why not immunizations?

20
Jun2018
April and May showers bring June … not flowers, mosquitoes

April and May showers bring Ju...

After the heavy rains of May and Subtropical Storm Alberto, the biting bugs are back and you should protect your family.

05
May2018
The Opioid Crisis: A Mother’s Loss

The Opioid Crisis: A Mother’s...

A mother tells about her heartbreaking loss of son to an opioid overdose just days before he planned to go into treatment.

23
Apr2018
Cancer and Hispanics

Cancer and Hispanics

Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S., accounting for 22 percent of deaths, according to the American C...

Education

09
Apr2018
The English Center (TEC): Top-of-the-Line Education Programs

The English Center (TEC): Top-...

ESOL and career/technical education are part of the unique programs offered by The English Center (TEC) Some of these courses are also taught in Spanish.

19
Mar2018
To Improve School Security In Parkland’s Aftermath, Miami-Dade County Leaders Want $29.8 million

To Improve School Security In...

In light of the tragic event that occurred on February 14 during which 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in what is now considered one of the deadli...

23
Jan2018
Homestead Youth Achiever Scholarship Application Opens

Homestead Youth Achiever Schol...

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...

13
Dec2017
The Value of an Outdoor Classroom: The Joys of Natural Learning

The Value of an Outdoor Classr...

You may think an outdoor classroom is just another playground; however, an outdoor classroom carries a deeper concept: it opens the door to experiencing the beauty of our surroundings through the...

Sports

23
Apr2018
Health and Fitness Coach Committed to Helping Others Live Healthy, Fit and Happy Lives

Health and Fitness Coach Commi...

Dianna Forsberg Shares Six Steps to Spring Back into a Health and Fitness Routine

02
Jan2018
How to find time to exercise?

How to find time to exercise?

If exercising more is a goal in the year ahead, the following are a few strategies to make that happen... A new year marks a great time to embrace change. Many people do just that by making resol...

27
May2017
Neymar Jr.’s Five U.S. Final to Showcase the Country’s Most Skilled Five-Man Soccer Teams in Unique Elimination Format

Neymar Jr.’s Five U.S. Final t...

Following qualifying tournaments in 17 different U.S. cities, top teams will meet in Miami June 10 to determine who will play for the World Championship in Brazil this July Miami, FL (May 30...

24
May2017
Tips That Can Help When Choosing a Summer Camp

Tips That Can Help When Choosi...

By the end of May, with our eyes on more than two months of summer vacation that our children will enjoy, many parents face a dilemma: With whom do we leave our children while we work? Some have...

By the end of May, with our eyes on more than two months of summer vacation that our children will enjoy, many parents face a dilemma: With whom do we leave our children while we work? Some have the problem solved when there are grandparents around or people hired at home for that purpose. But for those who do not have such support, there are other options, such as camps that each summer attract the attention of parents and children.
A variety of camps adapt to all types of preferences such as arts and crafts, music, languages, sports, culinary arts and ecology, among others. What should you consider when selecting a summer camp? The choice you make will be based on the age of the child and the hobbies he or she likes. Remember: the camp must have a leisure activity that the child will enjoy.

With that in mind in 2016, The Children’s Trust, a county-funded initiative to address the needs of Miami’s children, launched a mobile application that helps parents make an informed decision about where to enroll their children. It is downloaded to the App Store if you have an iPhone and Google Play if you use the Android operating system; just enter “The Children's Trust” in the search field.

The digital guide covers almost 200 program options, several of them free, and allows you to search activities and places using keywords such as an address or a zip code. An interactive map also shows all points of interest within the county.

We recommend that before making the decision, follow the following tips:
1.- The type of camp depends on your available budget; therefore, research for low-cost options or grants.
2.- It is important to choose the one most related to the personality and interests of your child. To do that, we suggest that the child participate in the selection and if possible share it with other friends.
3.- You should also take into account the distance from your home, duration of the camp, type of interaction, and its quality controls in place.
4.- Ensure that the camp has the necessary accreditation and complies with its policies before enrolling the child in it.
5.- Find out if the staff is accredited and if there is adequate coverage for the number of children for which they will be responsible. Your child should always be supervised by qualified personnel!
6.- Check if the camp is adapted to your child’s physical needs or special diet, if required.
Finally, remember that what you are looking for is the comfort and safety of the child, so when you call, ask all the necessary questions to obtain lots of information. Although you may seem to be asking for too much, it is never enough when it relates to the welfare of your child.

Advantages of Summer Camps

• You can work and know that your child is properly cared for during summer vacations.
• Children are active instead of spending time watching television or playing video games.
• Children can learn new skills: learn to speak another language, to take photographs, to play musical instruments, or to participate in a new sport.
• Children expand their circle of friends, share with children from other areas and build new social bonds.

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