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CELTIC WOMAN ‘Songs from the Heart’ Tour February 6, @ 2pm

Celtic Woman, a smash hit around the globe, comes to Broward Center for the Performing Arts with their newest live show, Sunday, February 6 at 2:00pm. The awe-inspiring vocalists Lisa Kelly, Chloë Agnew and our newest member Lisa Lambe along with the mesmerizing Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt continue to capture the hearts of fans across [...]

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Music,Theater | Read More »

Surfrider Foundation hosting beach cleanup Sat. Jan. 22


The Surfrider Foundation, with over 50,000 members, is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education. This Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 8am, come and join them to keep our beaches clean so we can all enjoy them [...]

January 21st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Events,Local news,marine | Read More »

Community service day in Fort Lauderdale with Kids Ecology Corps


Take a nature walk, learn plant identification and participate in removal of exotic invasive plants or plant trees at beautiful Snyder Park. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult Release forms need to be signed in advance. E-mail to register and receive the form. When Sat.  Dec. 11   9am – 12pm Eastern Time Where Snyder [...]

December 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Families,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

New River Greenway Now Open for Recreation


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has officially turned over the New River Greenway to Broward County, the first segment of a planned countywide network of safe and clean bicycle, pedestrian paths, nature trails and waterways. Residents can now recreate along the greenway that parallels I-595 from 136th Avenue to University Drive in Plantation. The [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Ft Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler to Head Statewide Municipal Task Force


The Florida League of Cities today announced that Fort Lauderdale Mayor, John P. “Jack” Seiler will head a municipal task force that will develop an agenda to be considered by the next governor of Florida. “The Keys to the Cities Task Force” will develop a state policy agenda that will be presented to the newly elected governor, [...]

November 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Replacement of Sunrise Blvd. Bridge over Middle River discussed at Nov. 4 meeting

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to be made on State Road 838 (Sunrise Blvd.) between NE 20th Ave and Middle River Drive in Fort Lauderdale.  The meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the George English Park Recreation [...]

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival starts this weekend

By Rachel Galvin The 25th annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival begins this weekend with its opening night comedic film, “Nice Guy Johnny,” held at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie, 33314, directed by Ed Burns, who will be in attendance with cast members: Matt Bush, Kerry Bishe, Aaron Lubin and [...]

October 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Davie,Film,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Bonnet House Young Artist Music Series opens January 27


Bonnet House Museum & Gardens kicks off its 15th season of the Young Artist Music on Thursday, January 27 at 7pm with a performance by Palm Beach Opera. The season continues on February 24th with Florida Grand Opera’s rising stars. On March 24th we have University of Miami’s Frost Opera Theater and for our fourth [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Music | Read More »

51st annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Show comes in October

51st annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Show comes in October

Hundreds of thousands of boating enthusiasts and marine industry professionals worldwide will come together October 28 through November 1, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale for the 51st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat ShowR, the largest in-water boat show in the world. The show will feature more than $3 billion worth of boats, yachts, super yachts, electronics, [...]

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,marine | Read More »

Architectural walking tour of Fort Lauderdale created

fortlaudarchitectural walking tour

The Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, in collaboration with the School of Architecture at Florida Atlantic University and the support of the Downtown Development Authority of Fort Lauderdale, have created an interactive brochure – An Architectural Walking Tour of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. This guide and its map celebrate some of the [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Beauty overflows during 4th Bonnet House Orchid Fair in December


The Fourth Annual Bonnet House Orchid Fair will bring a burst of color to the historic Bonnet House Fruit Grove on December 4th and 5th from 10am to 5pm with brilliant blooms in a natural setting! Over 30 local vendors will participate in this unique plant sale featuring a colorful collection of flora as well [...]

September 7th, 2010 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Give public input at Aug. 31 Meeting on Port Everglades Plan

Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale

Port Everglades officials are seeking public participation in an August 31 meeting regarding future plans for the Broward County seaport. Designed to provide information and obtain feedback on a 2009 update to Port Everglades’ 2006 20-year Master/Vision Plan, the public meeting is slated for Tuesday, August 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Broward [...]

August 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Port Everglades,Transportation | Read More »

Best of the Artists Series in Fort Lauderdale

Photo from stlawrencegallery.com

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and St. Lawrence Gallery inaugurate the fourth installment of the annual Best of the Artists Series Thursday, Sept. 9 at the St. Lawrence Gallery. This show runs through October 2 and includes works by Mary Belle Cordell, Marilyn Johansen, Joan Keirstead and Nia Nakis. These exhibitions at the St. Lawrence Gallery [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Florida launches ENERGY STAR Residential HVAC site; rebates available

energy star logo

Learn how to receive a Florida ENERGY STAR® Residential HVAC rebate by visiting www.rebates.com/floridahvac.  Beginning Monday, August 30, 2010, Florida homeowners who upgrade their air conditioning systems can qualify to receive a $1,500 rebate.  The program will end on Friday, December 31, 2010, or when the $15 million in rebate funds are depleted. These purchases [...]

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Too cold! Broward County Schools should ask parents and students ways to save money


It has been put forth here before as it is again, as the Broward County School Board continues to struggle to manage its budget, ask the parents and the students for ways to save money! Today, like almost every day last year, students come home complaining of classrooms that are Arctic cold. At a time when money [...]

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward parks reduce hours; closings on Tuesday, Wednesday

Easterlin Park

Effective today August 26, 2010, Broward County regional parks, nature centers, and natural areas will resume Tuesday and Wednesday closings* through September 30, 2010, due to Fiscal Year 2010 budget reductions. The following four County parks, however, will continue to be open daily: Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, 3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill; [...]

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in Families,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale Centennial Committee seeks historic photographs

Centennial logo

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Preparations to celebrate the City of Fort Lauderdale’s 100th birthday next year are underway and residents are encouraged to take part.  In planning for this historic milestone, the Centennial Celebration Committee invites residents and organizations to submit photographs from the past century to commemorate the City’s history, colorful past and recount [...]

August 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Meeting on plan to replace Sunrise Key Blvd. Bridge in Fort Lauderdale

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a meeting to inform the community of the proposed plan to replace the Sunrise Key Boulevard Bridge just east of Victoria Park Road in Fort Lauderdale. The meeting will be held Thursday, July 29, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Gateway Terrace Apartments Community Room [...]

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Early voting dates, time and locations for August 24 primary

Early Voting dates, times and locations for the August 24, 2010 Primary Election Dates: August 9 to August 14, 2010 and August 16 to August 21, 2010 Times: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

July 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Elections,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Heads Up Report: 33rd Street Wine Bar


For my “Head’s Up” Report this week for the Food for Thought Radio Show, the fine folks at BrowardNETOnline.com set up a tasting for me at 33rd Street Wine Bar right near where Oakland Park Boulevard meets A. 1. A., on fabulous Fort Lauderdale Beach. 33rd Street Wine Bar is absolutely the coolest, yet unpretentious, [...]

July 21st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Taste Broward | Read More »

Red light cameras go live in August at 9 Fort Lauderdale lights


The City of Fort Lauderdale’s red-light photo-enforcement program will begin issuing Notices of Violation to red-light runners at designated intersections beginning August 8, 2010.   The cameras are being installed as part of the City’s effort to use technology to deter red light runners.

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Free immunizations from Broward Health Department


The Broward County Health Department will offer free immunizations for children of all ages (birth to 18 years of age) during the months of July and August at various locations throughout Broward County.    In addition, a “Back To School Immunization and Community Resource Fair” will take place on Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 9am to [...]

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale man charged with 100 counts of child porn

Frank Richardson was arrested for child pornography.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department, a member of the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Taskforce has arrested Frank A. Richardson, 36, and charged him with 100 counts of Possession of Child Pornography and 1 count of Distribution of Child Pornography. The ICAC task force members involved in this operation were from the Fort [...]

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Wasserman-Rubin resigns from Broward commission


As a more than two-year investigation by the Broward State Attorney’s office come to a close, Broward County commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin has resigned in advance of charges. On Tuesday, a warrant was issued for three third degree felonies and four second-degree felonies for

July 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Ethics in Broward,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale budget has no tax increases, layoffs (Yay!)

Fort Lauderdale city manager’s letter to commissioners on this year’s budget: July 7, 2010 (to be presented to full commission which is why it is dated this way) Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler Vice-Mayor Romney Rogers Commissioner Bruce G. Roberts Commissioner Charlotte E. Rodstrom Commissioner Bobby B. DuBose Honorable Mayor and Commissioners: It is my [...]

July 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

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