By Rachel Galvin (Pictured: FLIFF staff at Awards event) The 26th annual Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, which began Oct. 21, wrapped Nov.11 after bringing in international films and well-known celebrities as well as local cinephiles to enjoy daily events and screenings. The festivities began with an opening night film “The Artist,” which ended up winning [...]
Broward County residents will participate in the first-ever nationwide emergency alert system (EAS) test which will be conducted on Wednesday, November 9, at 2 p.m. (EST). The audio message, similar to the local EAS tests that most residents are already familiar with, will be the same for radio, television and cable, will last up to [...]
The Emerald Award Program is designed to recognize businesses, government, individuals, or organizations in Broward County demonstrating a commitment to protecting and preserving our environment. The Emerald Award Program recognizes exemplary performance in the following categories: Pollution Prevention/Hazardous Waste Reduction Recycling Green Practices/Innovative Climate Change Leader NatureScape Broward Every applicant for an Emerald Award is [...]
October 25 – Big, BIG Halloween Party: Games, crafts, treats & The Thriller Dance! Come in costume for a spooky good time. All ages, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, call onsored by the Friends of West Regional Library. October 25 – Halloween Carnival: Join us for a [...]
We send thank you to USMC Sgt. Shamar Thomas for upholding his oath to defend the US from all enemies, both foreign and domestic, when no one else would. Sometimes doing the right thing, means doing it alone.
Reports from the National Weather Service have indicated an extremely wet and windy weekend, and while we here at BrowardNETOnline.com aren’t meteorologists, take precautions as you travel this weekend. Report below from National Weather Service: http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=FLZ172&warncounty=FLC011&firewxzone=FLZ172&local_place1=Pompano+Beach+FL&product1=Short+Term+Forecast In short, look at the image to the right and the blue and red indicates high levels of rain, [...]
All northbound lanes of I-95 throughout Broward County will be closed tomorrow morning (Friday, Sept. 23) beginning at 7:15 a.m. for an unspecified length of time. All southbound lanes of I-95 will be closed throughout Broward County tomorrow beginning at 11:15 a.m. for an unspecified length of time. The closures will affect all interchanges from [...]
Oktoberfest aficionados and anyone else looking to celebrate the popular Bavarian tradition need to travel no further than Jaco Pastorius Park for Oakland Park Main Street’s 7th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration on September 30 and October 1. Oakland Park’s annual Oktoberfest is not only the largest in Broward or Dade, but it has become one of [...]
TALLAHASSEE – Beginning Monday, August 1, 2011, several changes to Florida’s Unemployment Compensation program that were signed into law last month will take effect. These reforms will save the state money, reduce taxes on employers and help get Floridians back to work.
TALLAHASSEE — Rather than increasing customer costs to implement new conservation programs, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today voted to continue existing programs for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and Progress Energy Florida (PEF). Commissioners also directed staff to seek information on timeframes for updating potential conservation savings in Florida.
The 2011 redistricting effort will provide for extensive public participation, including public workshops, public hearings, and a process for members of the public to submit maps for Commission consideration. Public Workshops A series of workshops will be held at various locations around the County to inform the public about the process and requirements for completing [...]
BCPS ANNOUNCES POLICY FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS
“Zo’s Summer Groove” Presented by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino July 22 – 24 Celebrates 15 Years of Helping the South Florida Community
Benefit Dinner and Gala with a Night of Entertainment with performances by Grammy Award Winner Alicia Keys, Mosaic and Black Violins Presented by Publix on July 23 at Hard Rock Live
Broward County Park Events September 2011
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From the Broward Teacher’s Union: The Broward Teachers Union’s state affiliate, the Florida Education Association, as well as individuals and groups representing Florida’s public schools and religious community filed a lawsuit today in state Circuit Court in Tallahassee challenging an amendment placed on the ballot by the Florida Legislature that would significantly weaken constitutional protections [...]
A racecar designed by Westglades Middle School’s SECME (South East Consortium for Math and Engineering) team took first place honors in the SECME Engineering Design Competition held in late June at the University of Alabama.
–Photo and story by Rachel Galvin– Restauranteur David Manero, known for restaurants like The Office, DeVito South Beach and Vic & Angelo’s, has opened his newest concept – Burger-Fi – in Lauderdale-By-the-Sea (4343 North Ocean Dr.). Have you tried it yet? Short for Burgerfication, this locale serves up fast food gourmet style and he keeps [...]
From the Broward Teacher’s Union: FORT LAUDERDALE, May 20, 2011 – Members of the Broward Teachers Union have joined Florida public employees in filing a lawsuit today in Leon County Circuit Court in Tallahassee to stop the 3 percent pay cut otherwise known as a mandatory retirement income tax on school employees and other workers [...]
From the Governor’s Office: WASHINGTON, D.C.—Governor Rick Scott joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber Foundation (NCF) today for a bipartisan summit of governors, state chamber executives, and leading business people to discuss policies—including those in Florida—that make states attractive for businesses to locate, relocate, and expand in this uncertain economy. The [...]
For the first time, the 2011/12 Broward County Public Schools Code of Student Conduct handbook will be distributed electronically in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Portuguese. Beginning July 1, the handbook will be emailed to those parents and students who have entered their email addresses in the District’s Virtual Counselor. Email addresses may be entered [...]
When the Coral Springs City Commission approved the Coral Springs Business Plan for the period October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011, the plan included a business initiative for an amnesty period for first-time business tax receipt applicants who have never obtained a business tax receipt and were in business in Coral Springs prior to [...]
The Division of Forestry at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services enacted today a temporary statewide restriction prohibiting open campfires on all state lands due to extreme drought conditions and increasing wildfire threats. This temporary restriction against open campfires prohibits all fires placed openly on the ground until further notice or until the [...]
The state of Florida is uder a state of emergency due to over 116,000 acres of wildfires currently burning across the state. Combined with high drought levels, the fires present potential risks to the region and the state of emergency allows agencies to prepare for the worst case scenarios, though none of the fires are [...]
The Nutrition and Fitness Task Force of Broward County will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 10:30am to 12:00pm at the Broward County Health Department’s Fort Lauderdale Health Center (Second Floor Auditorium). The Fort Lauderdale Health Center is located at 2421 SW 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, 33315. The Task Force is [...]