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Tips for cleaning out your home this spring

It’s hard to believe it’s almost spring already as 2011 zips on by, but here we are and it’s time to air out your house and get ready for spring. But first, let’s get some music on in the background while we get our house, living room, bedroom and other living spaces cleaned out during [...]

February 26th, 2011 | Posted in Culture,Families,Home Design,Latest news | Read More »

Application Process Underway for Broward’s Head Start Program

Registration for Broward County Public Schools Head Start and Early Head Start programs begins Tuesday, February 15 through March 11.  A second application period is scheduled to take place March 21 through April 8.  Applications will be accepted at six locations throughout Broward County. The District’s Head Start Program serves three and four-year-old children, while [...]

February 6th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

FHA to discu$$ EXPRE$$ LANE expansion on ALL Roads. WARNING!

Dear Neighbor, Everyone knows that we have a steadily increasing number of cars traveling on South Florida’s roadways.  If you’ve spent much time driving on I-95, you’ve undoubtedly become familiar with 95 Express, a new toll system also known as ‘managed lanes.’ These new toll lanes replaced carpool lanes, removing the multi-passenger requirement during rush [...]

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Local news,Money,Transportation | Read More »

Broward commissioners look to increase security at government buildings

Broward County Commissioners have agreed to explore options to increase security at the Broward County Governmental Center and possibly other county government buildings.

January 18th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Broward County Housing Authority First-time Homebuyer Workshops


WHAT: First Time Homebuyers Workshop WHEN: Second Saturday of every month (9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) WHERE: BCHA main office 4780 North State Rd 7 Lauderdale Lakes, FL COST: FREE Registration required. Go to http://bit.ly/BCHAFirstTimeHomeBuyerForm for details. Classes fill up fast. Registrants will be placed in the first available class, which may be for a [...]

January 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Featured,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news,Real Estate | 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 »

Broward Schools partners with Tutor.com

Tutor.com, the leading online tutoring service with over six million sessions served, recently announced that Broward County Public Schools will offer one-to-one online tutoring to 3,100 ninth grade students in six high schools, who must now take an end-of-course algebra proficiency exam. Students from Blanche Ely, Boyd Anderson, Coconut Creek, Dillard, Hallandale and Hollywood Hills [...]

December 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Schools | 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 »

Florida Dept. of Education launches new web resource for parents


The Florida Department of Education launched a new web resource today designed with parents in mind.  The new “Success Measures” website was crafted to help parents understand how changes to Florida’s standards and assessments in the months and years to come will impact their children.  The most critical element of the site is the newly [...]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Miramar needs IRS volunteers for 2011 tax season

The City of Miramar and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are now  looking for special volunteers to assist taxpayers in the area of preparing simple tax returns and filing tax returns electronically. Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program volunteers assist low-income individuals who cannot afford the services of a paid professional tax preparer [...]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Miramar,Money | Read More »

Cold weather emergency declared for Broward; shelters open

The National Weather Service forecasts low temperatures, including wind chill, in the high 30s to mid-40s for Sunday, December 12, through Tuesday morning, December 14, for Broward County. As a result of this forecast, Broward County has declared a cold weather emergency for Sunday night, from 6:30 p.m. ending at 7 a.m. Monday morning; and Monday night, from [...]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Weather | Read More »

Salvation Army NEEDS blankets for homeless shelter tonight

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The Salvation Army of Broward County, 1445 West Broward Blvd. will open their doors to homeless people who need a place to stay during the cold weather.  Food and hot beverages will be served. Doors will open today at 5:00 pm On a normal night, the Salvation Army provides shelter for 160 people. According to [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Davie launches Veterans resource directory

The Housing and Community Development Department has created a veterans resource guide and service directory that can be viewed on Davie’s  Town’s website. There are a myriad of local, state, and federal services and programs available for veterans. The Housing and Community Development Department developed these resource tools to make it easier for veterans to [...]

November 12th, 2010 | Posted in Davie,Local news,Military,Real Estate | Read More »

How healthy is your child’s packed lunch?

Homemade granola bars make a healthy mid-morning snack. Find the recipe at loveyourraisins.com.

(NewsUSA) – Every time you pack your kids’ lunches, you have an opportunity to give them a fun, healthy meal. Are you making the most of it? Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD and Liz Weiss, MS, RD, authors of the book “No Whine with Dinner,” along with the California Raisin Marketing Board, offer the following [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Taste Broward | Read More »

BSO giving away free smoke alarm batteries in November

Working smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death when it comes to house fires. Each year 3,000 people die in residential fires in the United States. On Thursday, November 4, the Broward Sheriff’s Office is announcing a countywide free battery exchange program to promote proper smoke alarm use. Scheduled to attend this [...]

November 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderhill,Pembroke Park,Video,Weston,cooper city | Read More »

Broward schools symposium of black male graduation rate

More than 300 major stakeholders joined Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) officials, administrators and educators at a recent symposium designed to discuss solutions for one of the nation’s and Broward’s most critical educational issues: the consistently low performance and graduation rate of Black male students. At the invitation of Broward County School Board, Vice Chair [...]

November 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Families,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward County Housing Finance Authority launches mortgage credit certificate program

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The Housing Finance Authority of Broward County has launched a Mortgage Credit Certificate Program to help reduce home loan financing costs for qualified homeowners in Broward County. The Mortgage Credit Certificate program entitles qualified applicants to a federal income tax credit in an amount of up to $2,000 annually. This enables qualified owners or buyers, [...]

September 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Real Estate | Read More »

Miramar looking for volunteers for community garden

The City of Miramar is proud to announce the newly inaugurated Community Garden located at Fairway Park, 3700 Largo Drive. Openings are available for interested individuals who are: · Miramar Residents · 16 years old and up · Pledge to volunteer for a minimum one hour per week for six months · Complete the forms [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Miramar,Volunteers | Read More »

Broward to help educate owners of homes with Chinese Drywall

From the office of Commissioner Stacy Ritter: The Broward County Commission unanimously passed a motion which will help homeowners find and get more accurate information about the clean-up of defective Chinese drywall.  Broward Commissioner Stacy Ritter asked the Commission to direct county staff to make updated, federal government approved information available to homeowners At this [...]

September 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Parkland,Real Estate | Read More »

Davie Boys and Girls Clubs need summer clean-up help

The Florence A. DeGeorge and Rick and Rita Case Boys and Girls Club Units need supplies donated and volunteers to help with the Summer Clean-Up that is scheduled for Saturday, August 21, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at each location. Please help to beautify these facilities for the upcoming school year. Some projects [...]

July 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Volunteers | Read More »

Free foreclosure workshop in Sunrise July 17

On Saturday, July 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the City will present a Foreclosure Intervention & Homeowners’ Assistance Clinic at the Sunrise Senior Center (10650 West Oakland Park Boulevard, 33351). This free workshop for residents, brought to you by the Sunrise City Commission and the Affordable Housing Advisory Board, will include educational sessions [...]

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Real Estate,Sunrise | Read More »

Crist sets oil plan, gets additional $25 million for BP cleanup; emergency loan program

Governor Charlie Crist today signed a memorandum of understanding with BP, committing an additional $25-million block grant for state preparation and response costs to combat the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The grant follows Governor Crist’s June 3rd request for additional funding from BP to support recovery efforts.

June 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oil,Tallahassee | Read More »

Wasserman-Schultz on the BP oil spill

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Learning From The Oil Spill: How To Move America Forward By Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz As we’ve seen over the last two months, oil is an important, dangerous, and troublesome part of this economy and our lives. The BP oil spill that began in April has shown us the danger of offshore drilling specifically, and [...]

June 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oil | Read More »

White House sends comprehensive update on BP oil spill

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From the White House press office: The Ongoing Administration-Wide Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill Prepared by the Joint Information Center UPDATED June 9, 2010 7 PM * For a full timeline of the Administration-wide response, visit the White House Blog. PAST 24 HOURS President Obama Announces Fourth Trip to Gulf Coast Next Week [...]

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

Crist declares state of emergency in Broward

GULF OF MEXICO - Aerial view of oil being burned from the Deepwater Horizon/BP incident, May 19, 2010. Favorable weather conditions allowed burns to total more than nine hours. The burns are part of an effort to reduce the amount of oil in the water and are part of the joint federal, state and BP effort to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon. U.S Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Kepsimelis.

A state of emergency has officially been declared in South Florida. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist declared Broward County, along with Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties in a state of emergency from the BP oil spill on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. “I found that this event threatens the state of Florida,” said Crist in [...]

May 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,Hurricane season,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,Pompano Beach,Tallahassee,Volunteers,Water management | Read More »

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