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Almost two tons food collected for local food pantries

Throughout the month of March, Broward County sponsored the “March on Hunger” Food Drive. Collection boxes were set up in County government buildings, libraries, courthouses and other facilities. Broward County employees, residents, cities and businesses were invited to participate. When all was said and done, nearly two tons of food, 3,800 pounds, was collected and [...]

April 27th, 2009 | Posted in Culture | Read More »

Broward County briefs

County to Conduct Online Tax Certificate Sale, May 26-27 Broward County’s annual Tax Certificate Sale of unpaid real estate property taxes will be conducted entirely online this year, through a Broward County Web site on www.BidBroward.com. The online sale will be held May 26-27, but bidders are encouraged to go online early to register, submit [...]

April 27th, 2009 | Posted in Environmental | Read More »

Congress asking FAA to investigate FXE airport after Oakland Park plane crash

Three members of Congress who represent areas of Oakland Park have sent letters urging the Federal Aviation Administration to take a close look at the reports from a recent plane crash there. On April 7, a twin-engine Cessna left Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport and radio’d in engine trouble before crashing into an Oakland Park home. [...]

April 24th, 2009 | Posted in Events,Families,National politics | Read More »

DISTRICT HOSTS BUDGET TOWN HALL MEETINGS ON MONDAY, APRIL 27 — Discussion Topics Focus on Budget and State Public Education Funding

School Board members and Superintendent James Notter are hosting town hall meetings on Monday, April 27 – from 6-8 p.m. – to discuss how the continuing economic downturn and state education funding cuts are impacting public education in South Florida and throughout the state. The town hall meeting will originate from the Kathleen C. Wright [...]

April 24th, 2009 | Posted in Events,Families,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Ten high schools get Nike grants

Ten District high schools (Blanche Ely, Coconut Creek, Dillard, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale, Hollywood Hills, McArthur, Miramar, South Broward and Stranahan) were selected to receive $5,000 in Nike product grants, as part of an overall $50,000 donation to support high school football in Broward County. This overall donation is in recognition of the Broward County Athletic [...]

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Families,Schools | Read More »

Kravis announce 2009-2010 lineup

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce its exciting 2009-2010 Kravis On Broadway series, including the smash hit Jersey Boys, scheduled to come to the venue March 10-28, 2010. The exciting series of professional touring productions also includes the beloved musical Grease, featuring American Idol winner Taylor Hicks as [...]

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events | Read More »

FTL seniors training to be 911 dispatchers

Thirteen seniors at Fort Lauderdale High will be graduating with some very specialized skills thanks to a partnership with the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO).  The students are training to be 911 dispatchers.  BSO deputies come to the school every day to teach the course in conjunction with Magnet Coordinator, FLPD Frank DeRusso. So far, all [...]

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Crime,Schools | Read More »

Bill to end pension, salary double-dipping in state legislature

Legislation to end the process known as double-dipping won approval from the Florida House of Representatives today.  House Bill (HB) 479, by Representative Robert Schenck (R-Spring Hill), closes a loophole that has allowed a growing number of elected officials and state employees to collect retirement benefits and a state salary at the same time. “At [...]

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Tallahassee | Read More »

Car show May 3 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will sponsor a free-for-the-public Open Classic Car & Truck Show on Sunday May 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in its expansive west parking lot. Come see the area’s hottest restored cars and trucks dating from the 1930s through the1960s. A Jumpin’ Jack Extravaganza production, there will be 100 top [...]

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Local Musicians The New Planets to Give FREE Performances in Seminole Paradise at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Shows a prelude to Don Henley and Bad Company Concerts

Local music scene favorites The New Planets will give two free shows in Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as a warm up to both the Don Henley concert on May 14 and the Bad Company reunion show on June 17. The New Planets, formed in 2004, consist of childhoods friends [...]

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Music | Read More »

Florida homeschooler to present petition on attending virtual school

Backed by State Representative Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel), Jessica Howard, a seven-year-old homeschooler from Trinity, will present 500-plus petition signatures she gathered to change Florida’s virtual education law that prohibits homeschooled students from attending a public virtual school. Jessica will present the petition signatures at a press conference on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 1:00 [...]

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Undercover drug deal turns violent; BSO forced to open fire

A suspect in an undercover drug deal became violent Tuesday evening, and Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies fired shots to defend themselves from the 22-year-old Fort Lauderdale man. The deal had been completed shortly after 7 p.m. by members of BSO’s Central Broward Selective Enforcement Team, Strategic Investigations Division and Regional Anti-Crime Squad when the suspect [...]

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

Tot nature programs at three county parks

Two years ago South Florida Parenting magazine named the Nature Tots program at Secret Woods Nature Center the Best Outdoor Enrichment Program for Little Ones. But it’s no secret that Nature Tots has been teaching tykes to appreciate the great outdoors for much longer. The program was the brainchild of a park naturalist in 2003 [...]

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Environmental,Events,Families | Read More »

FTL police investigating traffic homicide

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating a traffic homicide that occurred at approximately 5:09 A.M. April 22 at the 800 block of North Federal Highway. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2002 Volvo, operated by John Stobart, was driving southbound on North Federal Highway approaching the 800 block.  The victim was standing in the [...]

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

Beyonce at Bank Atlantic Center June 29

Beyonce comes to BankAtlantic Center on Monday June 29th.  Tickets are $150.75, $105.75, $85.75, $55.75 and $20.75* in advance and will go on sale Saturday April 25 at 10am at www.LiveNation.com or charge by phone 877-598-8698 and at all TicketMaster Outlets.  Day of show, all ticket prices will increase by $5.00 per ticket. *All dates, [...]

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Music | Read More »

Nova Innovation Zone hosts literacy night event April 29

The Broward County School District’s Nova Innovation Zone schools are hosting the “Literacy for Life – Rigor, Relevance and Relationship” event on Wednesday, April 29, from 2-4 p.m.  The goal of the event is to assist students as they explore career choices. Students will showcase different career clusters to better prepare themselves for the rapidly [...]

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Events,Families,Schools | Read More »

Mom's night out at the mall before Mother's Day

Coral Square Mall is celebrating moms with its first-ever “National Mom’s Nite Out” special event on May 7, the Thursday before Mother’s Day. The event takes place from 6 – 9 p.m. The first nationally organized celebration of motherhood will pay tribute to moms while providing a great social networking opportunity. Scheduled events include fashion [...]

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Events,Families | Read More »

$300 million for Clean Cities programs announced

During a visit to the WMATA Carmen Turner Maintenance and Training Facility in Landover, MD, Vice President Joe Biden today announced $300 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for state and local governments, and transit authorities to expand the nation’s fleet of clean, sustainable vehicles and the fueling infrastructure necessary to [...]

April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Environmental,National politics | Read More »

Fleet week kicks of April 27

Damage Controlman Fireman Apprentice Francisco Javier Portillo, a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., native stationed aboard USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) will be one of more than 1,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen taking part in South Florida’s annual celebration of maritime forces, Fleet Week Port Everglades, April 27 through May 2. Portillo, who joined the Navy [...]

April 20th, 2009 | Posted in Events | Read More »

Meeting to discuss Oakland Park Blvd. April 21

Broward County, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Broward Community Design Collaborative at Florida Atlantic University will host the Spring 2009 Exhibition of Summary Presentations, an evening of presentations and exhibits of future plans for the Oakland Park Boulevard Corridor Study on Tuesday, April 21, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Oakland [...]

April 20th, 2009 | Posted in Events | Read More »

Bill in Florida House supports space industry

On Thursday, April 16th, State Representative Dorothy L. Hukill’s (R-Port Orange) bill to help keep Florida at the forefront of cutting edge space technology unanimously passed the Florida House of Representatives. House Bill 69 creates a multiuniversity institute that will provide research and development of new space technologies. The institute will partner with the Federal [...]

April 20th, 2009 | Posted in Events,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Train safety week started Sunday; police watching crossing and ticketing

The fourth annual “Train Safety Awareness Week” will take place Sunday, April 19 through Saturday, April 25, as proclaimed by Florida Governor Charlie Crist. The week has been set aside to raise public awareness about the laws and hazards of being on, or near, railroad tracks, particularly at road crossings. During the week, officers from [...]

April 20th, 2009 | Posted in Crime,Events | Read More »

Teen arrested for Boyd Anderson murder

One of the four suspects wanted for the murder of a Fort Lauderdale teenager is now in custody. Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives need the public’s help locating the other three. Since the ruthless murder of 16-year-old Gregory Smith on April 4, BSO Homicide investigators have been following every lead. Detectives obtained information about a possible [...]

April 18th, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

Upcoming events in Fort Lauderdale

April 18th, 2009 | Posted in Events | Read More »

Florida House releases its version of state budget

From House Majority office The House today passed a $65.1 billion budget which increases per-student funding, protects per-student classroom dollars, continues to fund health care services to those in need, and makes sure that public safety is maintained. “Everyone acknowledges that these are very tough times, that people are hurting and that we had to [...]

April 18th, 2009 | Posted in Families,Health,Tallahassee | Read More »

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