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Ft. Laud to defer budget hearing, approve 100k grant, other events

Fort Lauderdale commissioners are poised to approve receiving $100,000 in stimulus funds for a city-wide energy strategy. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the city will use the funds to create a strategy that will include a greenhouse gas inventory and a sustainability action plan for Fort Lauderdale. Nationally, over two million [...]

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

Upcoming events in Oakland Park

October – Oktoberfest Oakland Park Main Street and the City of Oakland Park invite you to join us for the 5th Annual Authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest held on October 3 at Jaco Pastorius Park. Come sample traditional German food, beverages and fun. Good Spirits, Good Times, Laughter and Goodwill. For more information, please visit www.oaklandparkmainstreet.com or [...]

August 31st, 2009 | Posted in Events | Read More »

Coconut Creek wins green award

The City of Coconut Creek, Florida has earned the Audubon Green Community Award from Audubon International, a non-profit environmental organization.  The award will be presented at the City Hall on September 15th, 2009, at 3pm. “The City of Coconut Creek has demonstrated a strong commitment to embodying the ideals of sustainability – economic vitality, environmental [...]

August 31st, 2009 | Posted in Environmental | Read More »

Candidates square off with Congress incumbents on health care reform Thursday

Edward Lynch, who is running for Congress in 2010, will be joining Congressman Alcee Hastings and fellow candidate for Congress, Allen West at a forum on healthcare reform in West Palm Beach, FL.  Edward will be debating the merits of the proposed healthcare legislation currently under consideration in Congress.  This healthcare forum will take place [...]

August 31st, 2009 | Posted in National politics | Read More »

Most teachers rehired by Broward Schools – only 68 more to go!


The School Board of Broward County, Florida, is making continuous progress to place many of its 394 recently laid-off teachers back to work. The chart below reflects the status: A B C D Teachers laid off on June 23, 2009 Teachers placed, to date Teachers remaining to be placed Teachers who resigned, separated employment or [...]

August 31st, 2009 | Posted in Schools | Read More »

Youth hockey underway in Coral Springs


The Florida Panthers Early Bird Tournament was played on August 29 and 30 at the Incredible Ice hockey arena in Coral Springs. Forty youth travel teams from throughout Florida participated. The teams are at levels A and AA and the players are aged 7 – 16. “This is a way for the teams to get [...]

August 31st, 2009 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Photo contest for Family Day


More than a decade of research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University has proven that kids who eat dinner with their families are less likely to smoke, drink or use drugs. Through its Community Action Team (CAT) program, Informed Families is supporting CASA’s national Sept. 28 Family Day, [...]

August 29th, 2009 | Posted in Families | Read More »

Hollywood to honor local coach and athletes for heroic actions

The City of Hollywood Mayor and Commissioners will recognize the heroic actions of four Hollywood Hills High School football players and the school’s head football coach during the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting September 2, 2009 to be held at Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Room 219.   The presentation is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. [...]

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

LeMieux chosen to replace Martinez in U.S. Senate


A replacement has been chosen for Sen. Mel Martinez, who stepped down from his U.S. Congress post a few weeks ago. Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running for the seat in 2010, appointed Broward County native George LeMieux to temporarily hold the seat until the upcoming election. “The process of selecting a United States Senator [...]

August 29th, 2009 | Posted in National politics | Read More »

Stranded vessel removed from beach


The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea removed a stranded sailboat from the beach on Tuesday (Aug. 25) just south of Anglin’s Pier at Commercial Boulevard. The 24-foot sailboat washed ashore in Town at 9 AM after running out of gas. The vessel’s captain and owner said the mast on the vessel was broken. He could have avoided [...]

August 28th, 2009 | Posted in Fire/police | Read More »

Dancing with the Stars Mazo, Sliwinska in Coconut Creek Saturday to teach dancing


Local dance enthusiasts, whether they are experienced or novice, can enjoy workshops, private lessons, a special performance and open dancing with ABC’s hit TV show “Dancing With The Stars” professional dancers Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo at Goldcoast Ballroom in Coconut Creek. Sliwiniska and Mazo will give four 45-minute workshops: one covering the cha-cha, one [...]

August 28th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events | Read More »

Champions of the Everglades to be recognized


Three South Floridians were recipients of the recent Champion of the Everglades Awards. Former U.S. Senator & Florida Governor Bob Graham, Palm Beach County Commissioner Jess Santamaria & Family, and the Everglades Coalition will receive their awards from Nancy Marshall, president of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation, which focuses on Everglades education, during the foundation’s [...]

August 28th, 2009 | Posted in Environmental,Events | Read More »

NatureScape seminar in September


The Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division will hold a NatureScape Broward Seminar from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, September 10, at Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Road S., Coconut Creek. The event is free and open to the public. The seminar will show residents ways to create and maintain a [...]

August 28th, 2009 | Posted in Environmental,Events | Read More »

Four new locations for adult education

To better serve the adult education needs of our community, Broward Community Schools has opened four additional locations to provide convenient, neighborhood access to adult residents who want to earn their diploma, learn to speak or improve their English and develop or increase job skills.  Tuition-free classes are offered in ABE (Adult Basic Education) adult [...]

August 28th, 2009 | Posted in Schools | Read More »

76 arrested in undercover operation

During an undercover operation, Fort Lauderdale Police arrested 76 people wanted under various warrants. The operation, called Show Me the Money, was organized as a proactive approach to apprehend people who had warrants in Fort Lauderdale. A current list of wanted people was obtained from the Broward Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division.  A fictitious coalition was [...]

August 28th, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

Jerry Seinfeld live in Palm Beach

Jerry Seinfeld.10.24

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has announced that tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 31, for: Jerry Seinfeld Live in Concert Kravis Center – Dreyfoos Hall Dates: + Friday, October 23 – 7 p.m. (ADDED SHOW) + Saturday, October 24 – 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. [...]

August 27th, 2009 | Posted in Events | Read More »

Broward man convicted in Palm Beach on theft, burglary, assault

Attorney General Bill McCollum recently announced that a Broward County man was convicted by a Palm Beach County jury of burglary, grand theft, resisting arrest and aggravated assault charges. Alvara Valdez faces a 60-year prison sentence as a prison releasee reoffender and habitual felony offender when he is sentenced at a later date. He was [...]

August 27th, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

Reminder: Drive safe – school is back in session!


It’s back-to-school season across the U.S. with 56 million students expected to enroll in kindergarten through high school classes at more than 98,000 schools this year. As many students return to school motorists need to use extra caution with the increased congestion on roadways. “Nearly one-fifth of traffic fatalities that involve children below the age [...]

August 27th, 2009 | Posted in Schools | Read More »

Enrollment increases in Broward schools

Broward County Public Schools announced that 231,495 students attended District schools today, Monday, August 24, 2009. The District’s 2009/10 first-day enrollment count increased by 287 students, when compared to last year’s 231,208 first-day enrollment mark. The student enrollment count includes all students who were in attendance at all schools, including charters and centers. The increases [...]

August 26th, 2009 | Posted in Schools | Read More »

Broward killer arrested in Texas

Sierra and Villamizar-Ayala

Bianca Sierra’s young son and daughter were the ones who found her body. Her boyfriend had fractured her skull with a sledge hammer, left her body in the bed they shared and took off in her car. Detectives found her Mazda  five days later in Jacksonville, but Jorge Villamizar-Ayala seemed to have disappeared. But an [...]

August 26th, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

High school students learning real-world engineering

Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp joined representatives from the Florida Department of Education (DOE) and the Leon County school district at Leon County’s Amos P. Godby High School recently to announce Florida’s participation in the national Real World Design Challenge. The Design Challenge, created by a team of 22 partners from industry, government and education, is [...]

August 26th, 2009 | Posted in Schools | Read More »

Wasserman-Schultz telephone town hall on health care reform


U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz will be hosting a telephone town hall Sunday, Aug. 30 from 7-8 p.m.  Nancy-Ann DeParle, counselor to President Obama and director of the White House Office of reform will e joining Wasserman-Schultz to discuss the proposed health care reform bill with constituents in her district. Residents will have a chance to [...]

August 26th, 2009 | Posted in Health | Read More »

David Foster and friends at Hard Rock Live

Photo courtesy of DavidFoster.com

Famed musical showman, producer and songwriter David Foster and some of his talented friends will be at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 28 at noon. The “David Foster & Friends” show will feature Philip Bailey from [...]

August 26th, 2009 | Posted in Music | Read More »

State groups support high-speed train from Orlando to Miami, Tampa


ConnectUs, Inc.has sent letters of support and endorsement to U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood in support of Florida’s application seeking $30 million for the Preliminary Engineering and NEPA Environmental studies for the Orlando-Miami corridor. ConnectUs is a coalition of business, labor and environmental groups from across the state. “This is the first demonstration of the advantages [...]

August 26th, 2009 | Posted in Transportation | Read More »

Daredevil to be shot out of a cannon at Seminole Casino Hollywood on August 31st


He’s “the world’s highest flying human cannonball” and he’ll be shot out of a cannon in the parking lot of the Seminole Casino Hollywood on the evening of August 31 with a number hidden under his jacket on his shirt worth up to $15,000 for  one lucky winner. The public is invited to witness the [...]

August 24th, 2009 | Posted in Events,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

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