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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Adds Texas Hold ‘em Bonus Poker to Its Table Games Selection

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood has recently introduced the Texas Hold ‘em Bonus Poker card game to its casino floor. The new card game offers casino players a seventh table game in addition to Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker and Let it Ride at South Florida’s only real [...]

May 15th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

President Obama Announces Steps to Support Sustainable Energy Options, Departments of Agriculture and Energy, Environmental Protection Agency to Lead Efforts

Announcement Includes Biofuels Interagency Working Group, Recovery Act Funds for Biofuels Research and Commercialization, and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Renewable Fuel Standard President Obama recently announced steps to further his Administration’s commitment to advance biofuels research and commercialization.  Specifically, he signed a Presidential Directive establishing a Biofuels Interagency Working Group, announced additional Recovery [...]

May 12th, 2009 | Posted in Environmental,National politics | Read More »

Juried art competition at Boca museum

Looking for a sign of growth and upturn to balance daily reports of downsizing? If the submissions that poured into the 58th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition are any indication, independent art continues to flourish in Florida. The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s annual contest and exhibition drew 1260 submissions from artists around [...]

May 12th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events | Read More »

Upcoming events in Fort Lauderdale

May 12th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events | Read More »

The European Band in Coconut Creek June 5

The City of Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to announce The European Band, consisting of student musicians from North Broward Preparatory School and from Meritas schools around the nation, will perform on Friday, June 5, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Band Shell at the Coconut Creek Community Center (1100 Lyons [...]

May 12th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Music,Schools | Read More »

Fifth annual Share our Strength May 24

Aventura Mall is gearing up to “bake a difference” at the fifth annual Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale®, a culinary benefit to end childhood hunger in America, on Sunday, May 24, from noon to 4 p.m., in Aventura Mall’s Center Court. Local bakeries, restaurants, marketplaces, and hotels will offer samples of sweet treats [...]

May 12th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Taste Broward | Read More »

County Park happenings in June

Monday – Tuesday, June 1 – 30 FIVE-FIVE-FIVE CAMPGROUND SPECIAL C.B. Smith Park (Pembroke Pines), Easterlin Park (Oakland Park), Markham Park (Sunrise), Quiet Waters Park (Deerfield Beach), T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park (Hollywood) For all ages Call for times After discount: $25/site/night for tricounty residents (Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach); $35/site/night for non-tricounty residents; $30/night/Rent-A-Tent or Tepee [...]

May 12th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Bonnet House free to dads on Father's Day

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is giving fathers the gift of art and culture free of charge this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21 from 10am to 4pm.  All Dad’s get in for free and the entire family will have the opportunity to tour the historic house museum filled with a delightful collection of art and [...]

May 12th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Families | Read More »

Co-produced by Kravis Center, The Addams Family going to Broadway

Two-time Tony Award winners NATHAN LANE (The Producers, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) and BEBE NEUWIRTH (Chicago, Sweet ) will star as Gomez and Morticia in THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams.  Produced by Stuart [...]

May 12th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events | Read More »

New Kids on the Block cancelled

Due to unforeseen production delays, the summer New Kids On The Block tour has made necessary changes to the tour dates and venues. Unfortunately the concerts at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm on Sunday May 31st and Ford Amphitheatre in Tampa on Saturday, May 30th have been cancelled. Refunds are available through point of purchase. [...]

May 12th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Music | Read More »

House passes Seminole gambling bill

The Florida House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill (SB) 788 which sets the parameters for a new Seminole Indian Gambling Compact.  SB 788 proposes new compact terms to be negotiated by the Governor and Seminole Tribe by August 31, 2009 and is subject to future Legislative approval. The bill passed 82 to 35. The [...]

May 8th, 2009 | Posted in Business,Tallahassee | Read More »

Marco Rubio at Lauderdale Beach Republican Club May 13

Robert Wolfe, President of the Lauderdale Beach Republican Club, announced today that the LBRC will host Former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and prospective United States Senate Candidate MARCO RUBIO at their May meeting.  The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at Zo’s Off the Hook Grill in Fort Lauderdale.  Social [...]

May 8th, 2009 | Posted in Events,National politics,Tallahassee | Read More »

Delray Beach film fest May 19-24

The 4th Annual Delray Beach Film Festival (DBFF) returns this year from May 19 thru 24, 2009, bringing high-quality independent short and feature-length films and documentaries to Delray Beach.  Films will be screened at various locations including Old School Square, the Crest Theatre and the Delray Beach Public Library. There will be cutting-edge films, independent [...]

May 8th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Families | Read More »

Cooper City hosting autism awareness day May 9

On May 9, 2009 Cooper City will be hosting an Autism Awareness open house at Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Station #28. This will be an opportunity for Cooper City residents and families who are affected by Autism to learn more. This is a first-of-a-kind event in Broward County and the Cooper City Broward Sheriff’s Office [...]

May 8th, 2009 | Posted in Events,Families,Health | Read More »

Fourth Annual Broward County Hurricane Preparedness Expo and Open House

Have you ever wondered what goes on at the Broward County Emergency Operations Center during a hurricane or other natural or man-made disaster? Broward County residents will have the opportunity to witness a simulated activation exercise and see first-hand how County Government responds in an emergency at the County’s Fourth Annual Hurricane Expo and Open [...]

May 8th, 2009 | Posted in Events | Read More »

Two Fort Lauderdale armed robbers caught

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department in conjunction with the Broward Sheriff’s Office  arrested two violent felons, who committed a series of armed robberies within the City of Fort Lauderdale and various areas of Broward County. During the month of April 2009, four armed robberies occurred.  Three armed robberies occurred at convenience stores and another was [...]

May 6th, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

LBTS fire department recognized for work in hyperbaric chamber explosion

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea volunteer firefighters and paramedics played a vital role in extricating the two victims of Friday’s tragic hyperbaric chamber explosion. The incident occurred May 1 at 11:29 AM at 4001 N. Ocean Drive, a three-story structure that houses the first-floor Ocean Hyperbaric Oxygen Neurologic Center. One of the victims, Vincenza Pesce, 62, of Italy, later [...]

May 6th, 2009 | Posted in Crime,Events,Health | Read More »

New Environmental Monitoring Laboratory Opening is May 20

Broward County will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, for its new 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Environmental Monitoring Laboratory located on the campus of the University of Florida, 3211 College Ave., Davie. The laboratory will also be Broward County’s second Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building – a voluntary national [...]

May 6th, 2009 | Posted in Environmental,Events | Read More »

Three budget workshops planned for Broward County

The Board of County Commissioners has scheduled a series of three budget workshops on the County’s Fiscal Year budget for 2010, to be held in Room 430 of the Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale: • Thursday, May 7, 1-5 p.m. • Tuesday, May 19, 1-5 p.m. • Thursday, May 28, [...]

May 6th, 2009 | Posted in Events | Read More »

School board not in favor of four-day week for high schools

School Board members participated in a presentation and discussion of the proposed four-day high school schedule as a potential cost saving measure during a Board Workshop this afternoon.  The proposal could potentially save the School District as much as $3.6 million a year due to reduced transportation, electricity usage and food service costs. This is [...]

May 6th, 2009 | Posted in Schools | Read More »

Hollywood sponsoring homeownership workshop

The City of Hollywood is presenting a homeowner workshop offering guidance for struggling homeowners.Guest speaker is Evett M. Francis, Senior Business Developer, with Fannie Mae.  You can have your loan documents reviewed or schedule a private consultation with: -Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Certified Housing Counselors -State of Florida Department of Financial Services Representatives -Broward [...]

May 6th, 2009 | Posted in Events | Read More »

CDC not recommending school closures for swine flu

CDC no longer recommends that communities with a laboratory confirmed case of influenza A H1N1 (swine flu) consider adopting school dismissal or childcare closure measures. Florida has only seen five confirmed cases, with one in Broward County, and none confirmed in Palm Beach or Miami-Dade County.Alachua, Flagler, Lee, Indian River, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Seminole, and [...]

May 6th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Bonnet House hosting "Best of the Artist Series"

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in collaboration with St. Lawrence Gallery present the third annual “Best of the Artists Series” featuring works from 16 Bonnet House Fine Artists.  The five exhibitions will include works of various media including, watercolor, oil and photography and a percentage of all art sale proceeds will benefit Bonnet House. The [...]

May 6th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events | Read More »

Broward school leadership to be recognized in ceremony

The Broward County Public School District has announced finalists for the 2009 ACCLAIM Awards.  The awards will be presented Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Signature Grand, 6400 State Road 84, Davie. The ACCLAIM Awards were created to honor an outstanding principal and assistant principal each year for their hard work [...]

May 6th, 2009 | Posted in Events,Schools | Read More »

Ft. Lauderdale police investigating police-involved shooting

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating a police involved shooting that occurred yesterday at approximately 3:55 p.m.  The shooting took place at 200 East Broward Boulevard at the National City Bank drive-thru area. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the Fort Lauderdale Police Department received information of a vehicle inside of the drive-thru area attempting [...]

May 6th, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

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