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Halloween events in Broward 2011

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 [...]

October 25th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday | Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival – March 12

Ft. Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day 2011

The Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival returns on March 12, 2011! The Parade will feature marching bands, pipe and drum bands, street performers, classic automobiles, and floats of all shapes and sizes! The Festival will include live music, entertainment, and dance performances. A special children’s area will feature games, storytelling, amusements, delicious treats, contests and [...]

January 20th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Families,Featured,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

The greening of 2011

Lists pop up everywhere around this time of year, telling you the best of last year, the worst, the weirdest, what kind of resolutions to make ad infinitum. With the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 it is the perfect time to reassess where we are and where we are going and with [...]

January 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Coral Springs firefighters bring a merry Christmas to local kids


Christmas Eve morning 2010 is a day that a handful of Coral Springs kids will not soon forget. The morning was filled with surprises as fire trucks pulled into several neighborhoods bearing gifts for kids. The trucks were filled to capacity with toys that had been donated by local businesses, firefighters and their families, and [...]

December 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Featured,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Get Ready for the Fort Lauderdale Orange Bowl Downtown Countdown


The City of Fort Lauderdale is gearing up for its annual premier New Year’s Eve celebration “Fort Lauderdale Orange Bowl Downtown Countdown” this year presented by Ford Motor Company. Touted as one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in Florida, this year’s free 12-hour street festival is full of fun and excitement for both [...]

December 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Carbon offset your Christmas holiday, let reason be the season


Tis the season to share holidays and spend time with loved ones, friends and family. As we gather together either by car, plane, train, bus or walking we can consider the environment as well. Finding ways to enjoy more with less has been driven by economics this year by but it is also an excellent [...]

December 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Holiday safety tips from Broward Health Department


To ensure a safe, happy and healthy holiday season, health officials at the Broward County Health Department offer these holiday health and safety tips: Beware of Holiday Lighting – Take care when burning candles.  Be sure they are kept away from decorations or other combustible materials.  Don’t leave children or pets unattended in a room [...]

December 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Holiday | Read More »

Honoring the Men and Women Serving Our Country This Holiday Season


Guest Post by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz With the holiday season upon us, this is the time of year we gather with our family and friends to celebrate all the blessings we have received.  But not everyone has the chance to share the holidays with their loved ones during this joyous time of year.  The men [...]

December 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news,Military | Read More »

EASE Holiday Toy Drive in Davie Needs Your Help

The Davie Emergency Assistance Service Effort, (E.A.S.E.) Foundation is in need of toys for girls and boys ages 6-12. The EASE Holiday Toy Drive provides toys for Davie families in need. The EASE Foundation has made the following suggestions for boys and girls ages 6-12. For boys the suggestions are sports equipment, watches, sport jerseys, [...]

December 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Holiday,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Recycle your Christmas tree in Broward


Is there anything sadder than a holiday tree that’s still standing around in someone’s living room well into the new year? If the holidays are long gone but your tree isn’t, it’s time to chip in and donate your used evergreen to our annual Chip-a-Tree initiative. Last year Broward County Parks recycled 9,225 trees, representing [...]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Holiday reading goes high tech at Broward libraries

The holidays are right around the corner, and everyone is busy filling out their holiday wish lists.  However, not everyone can afford that brand new paperback or hardcover novel, or a high-tech Kindle, Nook or Sony e-reader device filled with digital e-books. Fortunately, the Broward Libraries Division has begun a new E-Reader Expansion Program.  Now, [...]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Deerfield Beach,Holiday,Latest news,Local news,Pembroke Pines,Weston | Read More »

Paul & Young Ron’s Holiday Food Drive for Feeding South Florida this week


During the week of Dec. 13, Paul Castronovo and “Young” Ron Brewer, hosts of the popular South Florida “Paul & Young Ron Mornings™” radio show, will host the “Paul & Young Ron’s 16th Annual Holiday Food Drive” benefiting Feeding South Florida™ (formerly Daily Bread Food Bank). The 2-part fundraiser includes a private dinner at Anthony’s [...]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Clydey Foundation kicking off Winterfest Boat Parade


It’ll be a doggone good time on Saturday, December 11 as friends of the Clydey Foundation, pet lovers and community members partake in Winterfest and cruise aboard “The Caprice,” the Official Centennial Showboat in the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest 2010 Boat Parade benefiting The Clydey Foundation. In celebration of the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Centennial, [...]

December 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Holiday Pop-Up Book Story Time at the Museum of Art

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Remember the beloved Holiday pop-up books of your childhood? Remember how with each turn of the page a world of three-dimensional beauty would fill your eyes with warmth, color and delight? Share that experience again with your children or grandchildren for FREE with paid Museum admission on Saturday, December 12, 2010 at 2 pm at the [...]

December 7th, 2010 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Families,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Holiday news, events in Coral Springs


A “Magical Holiday Parade” on December 15 The City’s annual Holiday Parade is set for Wednesday, December 15 at 7 p.m. and will feature decorated floats and other entries with a magic theme. The floats will proceed along Sample Road from Coral Springs Drive to City Hall. Traditionally, the parade draws thousands of spectators and [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Culture,Events,Families,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Davie Town Hall Official Drop-Off Location for Toys for Tots

The Town of Davie will participate in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program by providing an official drop-off location at Davie Town Hall located at 6591 Orange Drive and at the Davie Pine Island Multipurpose Center at 3801 South Pine Island Road.

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Holiday,Local news,Military | Read More »


The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, South Florida’s premier retail destination, presents an opportunity for children and families to enjoy a delicious “Breakfast with Santa” at The Capital Grille on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. This community event celebrates the arrival of Santa to The Galleria in support of Jack & Jill Children Center of [...]

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

9th Annual Old Davie Christmas

Tack up the mistletoe and trim up the tree! Santa is on his way with lots of goodies for children at the Old Davie School Historical Museum, located at 6650 Griffin Road. The 9th Annual Old Davie Christmas will take place on Sunday, December 5, 2010, from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Tamarac to honor our nation’s heroes at Veterans Day Ceremony

The City of Tamarac invites the public to join us in honoring our nation’s heroes this Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The Ceremony will start at 10:30 am at Tamarac’s Veteran’s Memorial Park, located at 7825 Southgate Boulevard, Tamarac (the Northwest corner of University Drive and Southgate Boulevard). This year’s ceremony will include special guest [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Holiday,Latest news,Local news,Military,Tamarac | Read More »

Veterans ceremony in Sunrise, other news briefs


November 11: Veterans Day Ceremony and Office Closures On Thursday, November 11, at 11:30 a.m., the City will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheatre (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351). This year’s celebration marks the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. To commemorate this milestone, Sunrise’s [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Annual Cranberry Jam kicks off Thanksgiving weekend


This annual Thanksgiving bash starts off the long weekend the right way every year with live music, free beer and specialty drinks (6-9pm). There will also be food from local restaurants competing in the Taste of the Village competition decided by celebrity judges, raffles, giveaways, 2 drink tickets if you arrive after 9pm, and more surprises! [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Santa arrives in a Coral Springs parade Nov.13

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Santa Claus will be sleighing into Coral Square Mall South Florida-style on Saturday, November 13 at 4 p.m. to usher in the holiday season. His arrival marks a fun-filled season of spectacular shopping and special events. The holly, jolly fellow will be perched atop Coral Springs Fire Department’s shiny red fire truck and will be [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Events,Families,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Davie hosting Veterans Day service


The Town of Davie in collaboration with Senior Citizen Advisory Committee Chair Bill Leibowitz will host a Veterans Day memorial service on Thursday, November 11, 2010, beginning at 10 a.m., at Veterans Park located at 5750 S.W. 39th Street in Davie. Join Davie Mayor Judy Paul, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and others as Davie [...]

November 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Events,Holiday,Local news,Military | Read More »

Free holiday boat decorating class in Pompano Beach

The Pompano Beach Lowe’s Home Improvement Center has scheduled a special free seminar on Saturday, November 6, 2010 for Captains interested in decorating their boats for The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 48th Annual Holiday Boat Parade. The seminar will run from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Lowe’s training room. Lowe’s is located [...]

October 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Holiday,Latest news,Local news,Pompano Beach,marine | Read More »

DUI enforcement activity Friday October 29 – Don’t drink and drive!

9:30 pm Friday, October 29, 2010 to 3:00 am Saturday, October 30, 2010 3600 W. Commercial Blvd. Tamarac Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force and district personnel, in conjunction with other agencies and municipalities, will be conducting a DUI checkpoint operation per the above location and times. They will be actively enforcing DUI laws and [...]

October 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Holiday,Latest news,Tamarac | Read More »

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