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A show of hands at the Florida Capitol


In honor of Children’s Week, Florida’s Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith will attend the Hanging of the Hands Dedication Ceremony tomorrow at the Capitol.  Students and teachers across Florida created thousands of decorated paper cut-outs which will remain in the Capitol Rotunda for the duration of Children’s Week. For the past 14 years, hundreds [...]

March 31st, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Broward Alliance meets April 21


John Rhodes, Senior Principal of Moran, Stahl & Boyer (MS&B), author of The Broward Alliance’s new “National Competitive Ranking Assessment Report for Headquarters Marketing and Recruitment” will be the featured speaker at The Broward Alliance’s Spring Quarterly Meeting to be held April 21, 2009. Mr. Rhodes will share insights into how Broward County stacks up [...]

March 31st, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Florida House wants release from moratorium on gas/oil in Gulf

The House General Government Policy Council today approved House Memorial (CS/HM) 21 by Representative Seth McKeel (R-Lakeland) that would call on the United States Congress to continue its support of the expiration of the Congressional moratoria, removal of the Presidential withdrawal prohibiting oil and natural gas leasing of the Outer continental Shelf (OCS), and support [...]

March 31st, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Workshop April 1 in Davie on impact fees

The Davie Town Council is hosting a workshop to discuss impact fees Wednesday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 6591 Orange Drive, Davie. Impact fees are fees implemented by a commission, whether city or county, to offset the costs of utilities, schools and other infrastructure expenses. Essentially, impact fees would require developers [...]

March 31st, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Temporary parking at South Regional Courthouse in Hollywood

The South Regional Courthouse parking garage, located at 3550 Hollywood Boulevard, remains closed for maintenance. All courthouse operations will continue as normal during the closure. Members of the public visiting the Courthouse should park in the surface parking lot next to the courthouse. Should this alternate lot become full, the public will be directed to park in the northeast [...]

March 31st, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Auto enthusiast cruise-in April 5; car show April 9-11

The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company is inviting all Palm Beach-area automotive enthusiasts to drive their vehicles to Al Packer Ford West on April 5, 2009, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., for the 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Cruise-In.  Entry into the car show is free and all makes and models are welcome.  Barrett-Jackson president, Steve Davis, and [...]

March 31st, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Democrats new anti-Limbaugh ad debuts today


The Democrat’s new anti-Rush Limbaugh billboard debuts today at 10:30 in West Palm Beach, which is Limbaugh’s hometown. The billboard, which says “Americans Didn’t Vote for a Rush to Failure,” was the winner of the DNC’s contest last month that called on folks from around the country to submit a slogan that would call out [...]

March 31st, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Volunteer opportunities in Hollywood

Listings below are short-term assignments, projects, or events organized by Volunteer Hollywood. The listing(s) below require a few hours of commitment. Funtastic Fridays for Kids Assist during this special event in the information booth. Volunteers are needed communicate with patrons, capture survey information, and hand out materials. Department: Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency Date: Friday, April [...]

March 30th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Nickelback at Cruzan Amphitheatre April 25

Nickelback is coming to West Palm’s Cruzan Amphitheatre on Saturday, April 25 and next weekend you can pick up Festival Lawn tickets for just $15.  From 10 a.m. on Friday April 3rd through Sunday April 5th at 10 p.m., Festival Lawn tickets will be available for $15.  And in addition, there’s no service charge at [...]

March 30th, 2009 | Posted in Events,Music | Read More »

AAA notes gas prices increasing again

AAA is reporting that the average price of unleaded gasoline increased nine-cents per gallon this week; locally that was ten cents. Currently prices are averaging $2.09, which is $1.24 less than last year’s price of $3.33. “Retail price increases are now following a consistent seasonal pattern that we see year after year; gasoline supplies tighten because of the conversion [...]

March 29th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

April events at Oakland Park Library

The Oakland Park Library, located at 1298 NE 37 Street Oakland Park, FL 33334 regularly has scheduled programming. Here is April’s schedule below. Call for info on children/teen/tween programs; or call for info on adult programs. Wednesday, April 1, 10:00 AM Toddler Time “Galoshes” stories and crafts with storyteller Miss Jo. Children of [...]

March 29th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Sublime restaurant creates vegan cookbook

As a long-running vegan restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Sublime has drawn large crowds since its opening in 2003. The menu is completely cholesterol-free and has organic wine and spirits. Even better, all of its profits are donated to animal welfare. And recently, Nanci Alexander released “The Sublime Restaurant Cookbook: Florida’s Ultimate Destination for Vegan Cuisine” [...]

March 28th, 2009 | Posted in Events,Families | Read More »

Young at Art Museum holding summer camp for kids 5-13

As summer quickly approaches parents become focused on finding fun, educational activities in response to the two most dreaded words uttered, “I’m bored.” This year, Young At Art Children’s Museum (www.youngatartmuseum.org) brings art to life during the ArtRageous Summer Camp with a myriad of fun activities imaginatively inspired by master artists, comic book heroes and [...]

March 28th, 2009 | Posted in Events,Families | Read More »

Hollywood getting $1.3 million from stimulus for energy efficiency and conservation

The City of Hollywood has been allocated up to $1.3m as part of the newly created Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program run by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This new program is modeled after the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program [...]

March 28th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Unemployment in Florida 9.4%;

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2009 is 9.4 percent. This represents 874,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,252,000. The unemployment rate is 0.6 percentage point higher than the revised January rate of 8.8 percent and is up 4.2 percentage points from the February 2008 rate. The state’s current unemployment rate is [...]

March 27th, 2009 | Posted in National politics,Tallahassee | Read More »

The Musical "Something's Afoot" Opens April 12 at Caldwell – KIDS SEE SHOW FOR FREE


Caldwell Theatre Company’s murder mystery musical Something’s Afoot opens April 12, 2009 and runs through May 17, and kids ages 10-17 see the show for free (see terms below*). Spoofing Agatha Christie’s 1939 novel “Ten Little Indians” and other British thrillers, this musical is set in 1935 on a dark and stormy night.  The 10 [...]

March 27th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Police looking to ID thieves in surveillance video

Two men who appear to be in no hurry used a bolt cutter to get through a gate at a Pembroke Park business and left with thousands of dollars worth of tools. The only thing the duo left behind was surveillance video of the entire crime. Shortly after 1 p.m. March 15, an SUV that [...]

March 27th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Video,Weston | Read More »

WPB's Mounts Botanical Garden to Celebrate EARTH DAY

The Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden today announced that Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden will be celebrating Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.  In addition to Mounts, the “Go Green” event is being co-sponsored by the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service and the Florida Atlantic Region [...]

March 27th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Police targeting bad drivers tonight on I-95

Tonight, Friday, March 27 from 6 p.m. to midnight, police will be aggressively targeting reckless drivers, speeders, seatbelt violators and the “Move Over Law.” The Multi-Agency Aggressive Driving Task Force comprised of the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol and a dozen law enforcement agencies are continuing Operation “BAD” (Blitz on Aggressive Drivers) Friday and [...]

March 27th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Coconut Creek’s CreekTV Launches Video Contest

If you like to shoot videos and believe that you are creative, well we have a video contest for you! CreekTV seeks to air the top three one-minute videos created by the public that highlight Coconut Creek as the “Butterfly Capital of the World” or promotes the overall concept of a “green” city. Videos must [...]

March 26th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Hollywood Relay for Life on March 28 raises money for cancer

12 teams of City of Hollywood officials and employees will participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Hollywood at the ArtsPark at Young Circle beginning Friday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. and continuing through noon on Saturday, March 28. The ArtsPark at Young Circle is located at Hollywood Boulevard and US-1. Hollywood [...]

March 26th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Broward health department meeting to discuss HIV prevention plan

The Broward County Health Department announces an open house of the Broward Community Planning Partnership on Thursday, March 26, 2009 starting at 2:00pm. The Open house meeting will be held at the Broward County Health Department – Administrative Center Auditorium (780 SW 24 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315). The open house is an effort to [...]

March 25th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Easter bunny at Coral Square mall through April 11

The Easter Bunny is hopping over to Coral Square Mall, 9469 W. Atlantic Blvd., Coral Springs, to take part in some “egg” citing holiday events! Parents are invited to capture a lifetime of memories with professionally produced photos of the Easter Bunny and their kids or the entire family, now through April 11. The Easter [...]

March 25th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

State house bill could require universities to be health providers, collecting payment from insurers

Senator Steve Oelrich (R- Gainesville), Chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee and Representative Anitere Flores, (R-Miami), Chair of the House Prek-12 Appropriations Committee, today announced legislation intended to improve the quality of health care on college campuses, reduce health care costs for students and their parents and bring in revenue for universities. “This law [...]

March 25th, 2009 | Posted in Tallahassee | Read More »

YMCA fun day at five locations April 18

Broward County Public Schools is lending its support to YMCA Healthy Kids Day to be held at five YMCAs in Broward County on Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The theme of the event is, “Put Play in Your Day.” The event, in celebration of the YMCA of Broward County’s 65th birthday, will [...]

March 25th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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