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Drought, over 3,300 wildfires cause campfire ban on state lands

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 [...]

June 16th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Featured,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Recreation,Tallahassee | Read More »

SFWMD Issues a Burn Ban on Public Lands; campfires not allowed

To protect lives, property and the environment in severe drought conditions that have increased wildfire danger, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today issued an emergency order prohibiting building fires on certain District lands open for recreation. The order covers 13 of the District’s 16 counties. Polk, Osceola, and Orange counties are exempt from [...]

April 27th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fire/police,Latest news,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Wet January welcome but water shortage concerns remain

South Florida Rainfall Jan 2011

Although parts of Central and South Florida received above-average rainfall in January, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) meteorologists are reporting that the region remains in a rainfall deficit for the 2010-2011 dry season. “January’s rainfall was welcome and helpful, but in reality, it did not make up for a deficit accumulated through the last [...]

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Environmental,Everglades,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management,Weather | Read More »


We want YOU to work LIVE SHOWS! On Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, Cruzan Amphitheatre will be hosting a Job Fair to recruit new employees at the venue for its upcoming season. The event will take place from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. During these hours, people interested in applying for positions at Cruzan Amphitheatre are invited to [...]

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Employment,Latest news,Local news,Theater | Read More »

Broward County faces possible tougher water restrictions


South Florida Water Management water managers on Thursday January 13 considered imposing tougher watering restrictions due to less than typical rainfall.

January 18th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Pompano Beach,Water management | Read More »

“Bodies of Art” International conference

The Center for Body, Mind and Culture and the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University are hosting an international conference titled, “Bodies of Art,” from  December 1 through 3, on the Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The conference will [...]

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in Culture,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

District 22 candidates Klein, West speak at Rotary meeting; video

Listen to the candidates speak about themselves before you decide. Lt. Col. Allen West, Republican, and incumbent Ron Klein, Democrat, are facing each other tomorrow in a District 22 race for a federal House of Representatives seat. Ron Klein below: Allen West below: Watch live streaming video from observertv at livestream.com

November 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Elections,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

SFWMD closes US Sugar purchase to improve Everglades


The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) closed on the purchase of land from the United States Sugar Corporationlast week, providing 26,800 acres of strategically located property south of Lake Okeechobee for Everglades restoration.  The $194 million acquisition places 42 square miles of agricultural land into public ownership for the construction of water quality improvement [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,Palm Beach,Water management | Read More »

Fright Nights open Oct. 14

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You can feel October creeping up on you and that can only mean something else will soon be creeping up as well….  Fright Nights, the scariest Halloween phenomenon ever, returns to the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.  This year’s terror-full attraction kicks off Thursday, October 14th and has been redesigned to be scarier [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Holiday,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

FPL agrees to freeze electricity rates through 2012


The Attorney General’s Office and Florida Public Counsel  J.R. Kelly today announced that a settlement has been reached with Florida  Power and Light (FP&L) on behalf of Florida consumers which will freeze  base rates for FP&L customers through 2012. The company will have to  petition the Public Service Commission (PSC) for any base rate increases  [...]

August 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,FPL,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

FAU’s Center for Ocean Energy designated national center for research


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has designated the Center for Ocean Energy Technology (COET) at Florida Atlantic University as a national center for ocean energy research and development. The new Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) at FAU joins centers in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii that also work to advance the operational [...]

August 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Palm Beach,marine | Read More »

Heads Up Report: Henry’s of Delray Beach

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Thanks, again, to the fine folks (Hope and Julie you both rock!) at t.b.a.—the buzz agency—because they set up a tasting for me at Henry’s of Delray Beach this week so I could do my weekly “Head’s Up Report” for the Food for Thought Radio Show. I am super appreciative too because without their help, [...]

July 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Palm Beach,Taste Broward | Read More »

NOAA gives 60-80% chance of oil reaching South Florida

Percent of Spill Scenarios that will cause a dull sheen in a given grid as of Day 120 for a 33,000 barrels/day release for 90 days. Source: NOAA

NOAA has used modeling of historical wind and ocean currents to project the likelihood that surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill will impact additional U.S. coastline. This modeling, part of NOAA’s comprehensive response to the unprecedented Gulf oil disaster, can help guide the ongoing preparedness, response and cleanup efforts.

July 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Oil,Palm Beach | Read More »

Construction Continues on Project to Clean Everglades Water


The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board recently approved a contract to build a key set of bridges necessary to add more water-cleaning capacity to the expanding network of stormwater treatment wetlands that are improving water quality in America’s Everglades.

June 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Local news | Read More »

Local Chef Volunteers For White House food Project

Chef Nachum on the White House Lawn

First Lady Michelle Obama recently commissioned an all volunteer project titled “Chefs Move To Schools” affording an opportunity for chefs around the country to adopt a local school to help solve the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. “Chefs Move to Schools” will pair chefs with schools in their communities to bring fun to fruits [...]

June 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County | Read More »

Palm Beach teen killed in Coral Springs motorcycle wreck

A West Palm Beach resident was killed late yesterday morning when the motorcycle he was riding struck a vehicle. At approximately 11:30am yesterday morning, Michael Ferraz Lanzoni, 17, of Palm Beach was traveling east on Wiles Road around the 9000 block when his motorcycle struck a 2005 Ford Escape driven by Andrea Baigorria, 21, of [...]

June 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Fire/police,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

Tornado warning in W. Broward, SW Palm Beach


From NOAA.gov A significant weather advisory is in effect for strong wind gusts between 45 and 55 mph for Broward County… The leading edge of a large area of thunderstorms is dropping southeast into northern Broward County. This line of storms has had a history of strong winds over Hendry and Palm Beach counties. There [...]

April 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Local news,Miramar,Palm Beach,Pembroke Pines,Weather | Read More »

Deutch wins congressional seat

Ted Deutch

Mazel Tov was the resounding statement from many of Ted Deutch’s supporters this morning as word of his election to U.S. Congress made the rounds. On Tuesday, voters headed to the polls to elect a replacement for Robert Wexler, who resigned as District 19 representative in Washington D.C. effective January 4, 2010, to run the [...]

April 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Federal Government,Local news,National politics,Palm Beach,margate | Read More »

12 questions for District 19 candidates; election Tuesday


On Tuesday, voters in Broward and Palm Beach will head to the polls to replace U.S. Congressman Robert Wexler in the 19th District, who resigned effective January 4, 2010. Three candidates have stepped up to replace the outgoing Democrat: Ted Deutch, Edward Lynch and Jim McCormick. BrowardNETOnline.com had the chance this week to sit down [...]

April 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,National politics,Palm Beach,margate | Read More »

Early voting starts today in special election for Wexler’s seat


Click here to learn more about the candidates in exclusive interviews. Early voting started today in Broward to replace U.S. Representative Robert Wexler who resigned as of January 31, 2010 to accept a position with the Center for Middle East Peace. Voters can go to the NW Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, or [...]

April 5th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,National politics,Palm Beach,margate | Read More »



The World’s Favorite Mischievous Monkey Arrives in West Palm Beach on June 17 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Curious George®, the irrepressible little monkey who has captured children’s hearts for generations, jumps into action when he takes the stage in the inaugural tour of Curious George Live! Curious George swings onto the stage at Kravis [...]

April 1st, 2010 | Posted in Art,Events,Families,Local news,Theater | Read More »

Second arrest made in burglary of dead Dania Beach man’s home

Steven Strauss

A Crime Stoppers tip helped Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives locate the second suspect involved in the burglary of a home in Dania Beach while the homeowner’s body was decaying inside. He was arrested early this morning and is sitting in a Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office jail.

March 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Local news | Read More »

SFWMD says flood control system operated well as heavy rain came in this week


The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) reported today that the Central and Southern Flood Control System performed well in handling the storm’s heavy rainfall. Some localized flooding remains as a result of significant precipitation and the District will continue to monitor conditions and respond accordingly.

March 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Water management,Weather | Read More »

Lynn University to hold memorial service for students, faculty killed in Haiti

An on-campus memorial service will be held to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of those lost on the Lynn University “Journey of Hope” trip to Haiti on Friday, March 12 at 2 p.m. in the de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center (the gymnasium). This event is open to the public. Doors open at 1 p.m. [...]

February 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,International relations,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

Dalai Lama graces South Florida with his presence

The 14th Dalai Lama Photo by Andrea Freygang

Reaching out to others in compassion is the way to true happiness and inner peace said the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to a crowd of close to 3,000 inside FAU’s arena this week. The Dalai Lama is the now exiled head of state of Tibet and their spiritual leader. Originally named Lhamo Dhondup, he was [...]

February 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Culture,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

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