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Two school boundary meetings Monday Nov. 8 and 15

Two meetings will be hosted by Broward County Public Schools to provide information and allow input on potential boundary changes for 2011-12. The Superintendent’s initial boundary recommendations, along with detailed scenario maps and rationales, will be presented and discussed. Community members are encouraged to provide input. The same materials will be discussed at both events. Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

Broward Schools gets dropout prevention grant

The District’s Student Services Department has been awarded approximately $5.2 million, over five years, from the High School Graduation Initiative through the U.S. Department of Education.  The funds will be used to support effective, sustainable and coordinated dropout prevention and re-entry programs at Boyd H. Anderson and Plantation high schools. The grant was awarded in [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Lauderhill,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

South Plantation Seniors Learn from Renowned Everglades Photographer

Renowned Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher speaks to South Plantation High School students at Fort Lauderdale's Museum of Discovery and Science.

Twenty-five South Plantation High School seniors in the school’s Environmental Science and Everglades magnet program recently had a unique opportunity to learn from renowned Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher. Butcher is best known for his large black and white photographs taken in national parks, especially those taken in Floridaís Everglades. Butcher’s photographs are currently on exhibit [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

South Florida Diversity Job Expo on October 28

WHAT:The South Florida Diversity Job Expo (Community Outreach Project) PRESENTED BY: The South Florida Employment Coalition Planning Board & DiversityJobsUSA WHEN: Thursday- October 28th, 2010 from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m WHERE: The Sheraton Suites Plantation Hotel: 311 N. University Drive Plantation, Florida 33324 EVENT COST: FREE EVENT PARKING COST: FREE THIS JOB EXPO WILL PRESENT THESE [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Latest news,Local news,Plantation | Read More »

Broward Teacher’s Union holding teacher’s protest again

From the Broward Teacher’s Union: Hundreds of teachers, parents and students will attend a Negotiations Impasse Protest and School Board Hearing at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 18 in front of Plantation High School auditorium. Union members will protest before the hearing begins to demonstrate that they will never back down from their demand to [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

Broward Schools, local teacher honored for environmental efforts

Broward County Public Schools Environmental website and South Plantation High School teacher Pamela Krauss have each received the prestigious 2010 Governor’s Serve to Preserve: Green School Award.  Winners received a trophy and $1,500. The District was honored for its interactive, environmental website “Live Green, Learn Green” (www.BrowardSchoolsGoGreen.com). Krauss was selected for a “Green Waterwise” project. [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,Schools | Read More »

October busy month for Audubon Society in Florida


A preserve bird walk is planned in Plantation, Florida on Saturday, October 23 begining at 4pm. Enjoy a leisurely walk through unique everglades on the linear trail, close to sunset, when bird activity is lively. Guided by birding expert Barbara Dewitt, she will lead the three-mile walk and help identify species. This activity is a partnership [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Local news,Plantation | Read More »

Halloween events in Broward 2010

Snyder Park Halloween Poster Family

This is a work in progress, so check back regularly as events are added to this list! Email Halloween/Fall festival events to . Click here to enter our Halloween Costume Contest. Post your best pics of Halloweens past to win a four-pack of to the Halloween Festival at Snyder Park. Coconut Creek Halloween Business Expo [...]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Deerfield Beach,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miami,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Southwest Ranches,Sunrise,Tallahassee,Tamarac,West Park,Weston,cooper city,margate,wilton manors | Read More »

Broward gets $27 Million for neighborhoods Hard-hit by Foreclosure

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Ron Sims, left, and Broward County Mayor Ken Keechl.

Broward County received more than $27 million today to assist communities struggling to reverse the effects of the foreclosure crisis. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Ron Sims announced the award at a news conference last Wednesday in Dania Beach. He said that Broward County would individually receive $5,457,535 and 13 Broward County [...]

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Davie,Deerfield Beach,Featured,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Real Estate,margate | Read More »

Mosaic Theatre receives Chase Community Foundation award


Mosaic Theatre is one of 20 organizations across the U.S. to receive a Chase Community Giving Award in the amount of $20,000. In 2010, this successful Online Giving Program attracted more than 2.5 million Facebook users in its second year of success. Winners were selected through a Facebook voting platform. Mosaic was selected among more [...]

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

South Plantation High teacher given Presidential Award in science

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South Plantation High School teacher Allan Phipps has been selected to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. President Obama recently named 103 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award.

June 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

The South Florida Diversity Job Expo: Putting South Florida Back To Work

The South Florida Diversity Job Expo, presented by The South Florida Employment Coalition Planning Board and DiversityJobsUSA will take place on Friday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale-Plantation Hotel,  1230 South Pine Island Road Plantation, Florida 33324. The free event (parking too!) includes the following contests and features:

June 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Employment,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Plantation | Read More »

Two Plead Guilty in Broward Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Monique Mitchell, 29, of Pembroke Pines, and Sheldon Martin, 34, of Plantation, pled guilty this morning in West Palm Beach federal court to one count of making false statements on a HUD-1 Real Estate Settlement Form in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme. Sentencing has been scheduled for July 21, 2010 before U.S. District Judge [...]

May 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Pembroke Pines,Plantation | Read More »

Learn to Become a Broward SKYWARN Storm Spotter


The Broward County Emergency Management Division will host a training class for SKYWARN Storm Spotters on Saturday, May 22, at the Broward County Emergency Operations Center, 201 N.W. 84th Avenue in Plantation. The class is intended for those interested in becoming a Storm Spotter or those who are spotters and want to sharpen their skills.

May 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Hurricane season,Local news,Weather | Read More »

FBI looks for bank robbers Plantation, Miramar, Miami thefts


The FBI is releasing photographs from a bank robbery that took place on Monday, April 12, 2010 at Eastern Financial Federal Credit Union, 2500 S. University Drive, Miramar, Florida at around 10:30 a.m. Three robbers walked into the bank armed with handguns and initiated a takeover style bank robbery. They ordered the customers and employees [...]

April 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Miramar,Plantation | Read More »

Budget town hall for Broward schools Monday night; watch online

James Notter, Broward superintendent

To see the story from this meeting, visit: https://browardnetonline.com/2010/04/broward-school-district-describes-devastating-finances-during-town-hall/ If you’ve been hearing about the education funding debates in Broward County, and want to speak out about it, here’s your chance. On Monday April 19 from 6-8 p.m., Broward County Public Schools is hosting a town hall meeting with the School Board of Broward County [...]

April 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward County opens satellite recording office in Plantation

The Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division has opened a new satellite Recording Office located at 1800 N.W. 66th Ave., Suite 101, in Plantation. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. With the exception of plats, all

March 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Plantation | Read More »

South Plantation High students reaching out to teach green

Students in the South Plantation High School Environmental Science and Everglades Restoration magnet program are taking the matter of increasing awareness and encouraging protection of the world and its oceans into their own hands.

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

Twenty-Nine New Florida Master Gardeners to Serve Broward County

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Twenty-nine Broward residents recently passed written and laboratory exams at the UF-IFAS/Broward County Extension Office in Davie as the culmination of their intensive 14-week, 112-hour lecture, laboratory and field Master Gardener training. They join the ranks of 183 active Florida Master Gardeners, bringing the total serving the County to 212.

February 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Environmental,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Six Broward teachers chosen as finalist in Broward teacher of year program

Each year, individual schools across the District honor one of their teachers as the school’s Teacher of the Year.  These teachers are entered into the District’s Teacher of the Year program. The top six teachers in the District are then interviewed by a District-based committee composed of past Teachers of the Year, District administrators, union [...]

February 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Davie,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Pompano Beach,Schools | Read More »


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Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue units are reporting some local roadways flooded in Weston, in the vicinity of Weston Hills Dr. and Royal Palm Blvd. There are also some cars stalled out due to the flooding in the same area. Units are also on scene at a home located at 1208 Manor Dr. South, where a [...]

February 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Local news,Miami,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Pembroke Pines,Weston,cooper city | Read More »

Attention fashionistas: Shop to find a cure for stomach cancer at A Nose for Clothes in Plantation

On Sunday, December 27, 2009, Debbie’s Dream Foundation, Inc. will be holding a daylong fundraiser at A Nose For Clothes, a women’s clothing boutique located at 855 North Nob Hill Road in Plantation. A Nose For Clothes will be giving a 10% discount off everything in the store to help

December 16th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Plantation | Read More »

Two Plantation kids in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating a carbon monoxide poisoning call, which resulted in two young children being hospitalized. The police department received a call at approximately 8 A.M. the morning of

December 14th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news,Plantation | Read More »

January events in Broward County Parks


December 9th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Holiday,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,Oakland Park,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Recreation,Sports,Sunrise,Tamarac,Weston,cooper city,margate,wilton manors | Read More »

Job and career fair Wednesday in Plantation


If you’re looking for a new job, new career and the chance to mingle with the business crowd, check out the NetworkPalooza! Job & Career Fair. NetworkPalooza! is more than event it’s an experience for business professionals looking to make social and business connections. Business Events Florida creates the ultimate business networking experience. Networking groups, [...]

November 29th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Employment,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Plantation | Read More »

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