Home » September 30th, 2009 Entries posted on “September, 2009”

Semi with 230 pounds marijuana stopped in Broward


The Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested a Hialeah man and his uncle Tuesday for transporting 230 pounds of marijuana into South Florida from Texas. Ramiro Rodriguez of Hialeah was driving a semi-truck on Florida’s Turnpike Tuesday afternoon when he was stopped. The Florida Department of Transportation assisted in the stop. Enrique [...]

September 30th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

FBI releases sketch of Dania Beach Brinks’ robber; second robbery committed


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) are releasing a sketch of a suspect believed to be the driver in the Brinks armored car robbery from last Tuesday. On September 22, 2009, as Brinks’ guards were making a delivery at 3400 SW 26th Terrace, Dania Beach, Florida, they were confronted by [...]

September 29th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Keechl Welcomes Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist Greg Louganis and AIDS Activist Jeanne White-Ginder

Left to right: Ted Adcock, Jeanne White-Ginder, Greg Louganis and Vice Mayor Ken Keechl

There are plenty of gold medals on display at the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) in Fort Lauderdale, but one in particular has special meaning. Earlier this month, Broward County Vice Mayor Ken Keechl joined Olympic swimming champion Greg Louganis and Jeanne White-Ginder, the mother of Ryan White, at a special event to [...]

September 29th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news | Read More »

Stimulate your bathroom: $100 from county to replace toilets

Broward County Water and Wastewater Services (WWS) will offer credits of $100 to customers who replace their high water use toilets with new, high-efficiency model toilets, beginning on October 1. WWS is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to promote their WaterSense® Labeled Toilet Program. This incentive program is part of Broward County’s [...]

September 29th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale | Read More »

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale Joined Forces with Exclusive Gryphon Nightclub To Present Late Night Art Party


The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, teamed up with exclusive European-style nightclub Gryphon, located in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, to present a late night art party  celebrating the artists and collectors featured in the Museum’s current internationally, critically-acclaimed exhibition With You I Want to Live. Images of the [...]

September 29th, 2009 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Culture,Local news,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Parkland briefs

Parkland University Parkland University is a student leadership program that offers high school juniors, who are Parkland residents, the opportunity to learn more about themselves and their community.  On program days at City departments, you will meet the leaders from your city, government agencies, and other organizations in the community. Deadline to apply is October 1. [Details [...]

September 29th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Local news,Music,Parkland | Read More »

Police doing extra road enforcement in Plantation, I-95, 5-10 pm Sept. 29

The Broward Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol and numerous police agencies from Broward County are approaching the one year mark of Operation “BAD” (Blitz on Aggressive Drivers) with continued operations on Tuesday, September 29th from 5 – 10 p.m. They will concentrate on streets in the city of Plantation and Interstate 95 throughout Broward County. [...]

September 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fire/police,Local news,Plantation | Read More »

Bards of a Feather Hosts Round-Robin Poetry Reading in Boynton Beach

WHEN: Tuesday, October 6 — 1 p.m. WHERE: Green Cay Nature Center 12800 Hagen Ranch Road Boynton Beach, FL WHAT: Bards of a Feather Round Robin Poetry Reading Lovers of poetry and nature are invited to participate at the lovely Green Cay Wetland Preserve. Poetry is shared by all in the large air conditioned community [...]

September 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

2010 SFWMD Budget Reflects Continued Commitment to Ecosystem Restoration


At a public hearing last week, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board adopted a $1.5 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2010 (Oct. 1, 2009 – Sept. 30, 2010). The annual budget funds the agency’s flood control and water supply missions as well as its continued progress to restore the South Florida ecosystem, [...]

September 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management | Read More »

Salvation Army Needs Halloween Donations

The residents of the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Miami are busy preparing and planning for Halloween in a big way. On October 28, the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center building and their fleet of their trucks will be transformed into a wonderful and spooky experience for the resident’s children as well as the children of the [...]

September 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Families,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Having fun raising funds for Ann Storck Center

Over 20 restaurants in the Broward area delighted patrons of the Ann Storck fundraiser this weekend with their culinary creations. On Friday, Sept. 25, well over 500 people showed up at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s grand ballroom to help generate an expected $400,ooo for the Ann Storck Center. The Center has provided [...]

September 27th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Hollywood,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Seraphic Fire’s The Musical Da Vinci Code: A Musican, A Message And A Pope


WHO  Seraphic Fire, South Florida’s professional choral ensemble, returns for its Eighth Season with 41 concerts performed at venues in Miami-Dade and Broward County. The season begins with The Musical Da Vinci Code: A Musician, A Message And A Pope. WHAT The 16th Century Papal Chapel was a place of mystery and intrigue. Composers throughout time have hidden secret numerical [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Music,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

New Sustainable Lecture Series Begins October 14 in Coconut Creek

The City of Coconut Creek will launch a free lecture series focused on sustainability with topics such as water conservation, energy efficiency, composting, alternative transportation, green roofs, sustainable community forests and sustainable gardening. The monthly series begins on October 14, 2009 and runs through May 18, 2010 (no session in December) and will be held [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation,Water management | Read More »

South Florida’s finest couples being honored Oct. 2 to raise funds for cystic fibrosis

Adam and Rhonda Black, honorees, with co-chair William E. Lewis

South Florida’s most outstanding couples will be honored for their success in business, leadership in the community, and unparalleled support of charitable causes.  The CF Foundation will celebrate the couples’ power in partnership and recognize their accomplishments on Friday, October 2, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale. This [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Oakland Park lowers trash pick up fees

The City Commission recently approved a reduction in residential and commercial Solid Waste Cart fees. City utility bills will reflect the new Solid Waste rates effective October 1, 2009.  The new rate structure will be: Old Rates                                                                                                                                            New Rates Residential Cart & Recycling Service $32.95 per month                                                                                         $25.00 per month 2nd Cart  -  $16.43 [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Davie hosting transit forum Oct. 5

Broward County Transit Community Forum is scheduled for Monday, October 5, 2009 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Community Room at Davie Town Hall. See TRANSIT FLIER for more details, or call Broward County Transit at

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Events,Transportation | Read More »

Dania Beach – Westside Master Plan Community Meeting


The Mellgren Planning Group, on behalf of the City of Dania Beach, will be conducting a community meeting on September 29, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 100 W Dania Beach BLVD to discuss concepts  relating to the Westside Master Plan.  Your participation at this meeting will help shape the future of Dania Beach.  The [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Dania,Events,Local news | Read More »

University press makes affordable textbooks a reality

Florida students will now have online access to textbooks free and can order bound printed textbooks for up to half the cost of traditional textbooks. Orange Grove Texts Plus (OGT+), a new imprint of the University Press of Florida, combines the strengths of a digital repository, an on–demand printer, and a traditional book publisher. This [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Silent robber strikes Oakland Park Bank; with video


A bank teller’s morning got off to a bad start when, just minutes after opening for business, her very first customer robbed her without saying a word. At around 9:05 a.m. September 25, a well-dressed man walked into the American National Bank, 4301 North Federal Highway, Oakland Park and approached a teller. The man didn’t [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Oakland Park,Video | Read More »

Oakland Park Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 3

Oktoberfest Photo

For the past several years on the first Saturday of October, the City of Oakland Park has demonstrated you don’t have to travel to the Alps to enjoy an authentic Oktoberfest celebration. Oakland Park’s annual Oktoberfest event is not only the largest in Broward or Dade, but it has become one of the most popular [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Families,Local news,Music,Oakland Park,Taste Broward | Read More »

Broward Sheriff’s Office identifies Broward plane crash victims

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are releasing the names of the four people who tragically died in a plane crash Sunday afternoon. The Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified the occupants as being husband and wife, Bruce and Karen Barber, both 46, their 14-year-old son Payton, and Phillip Marsh, 46. Just before 6 p.m. on September [...]

September 24th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fire/police,Local news | Read More »

Broward Chamber expo great networking event for business owners

Thousands of people came out to network at the North Marriott Fort Lauderdale Thursday evening to network as part of the Broward County Chamber of Commerce Business to Business Expo and International Trade Show.  This annual event brought out over 150-plus exhibitors to share their business as well as several thousand individuals. This annual event [...]

September 24th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Events,Local news | Read More »

Broward County Health Department Announces Tobacco Prevention Coalition

Broward County Health Department recently established a county-wide coalition to address the single most preventable cause of death in the State of Florida – Tobacco use.  The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 from 9:00am to 11:30am in the 2nd floor conference room of the Fort Lauderdale Health Center.  The Health [...]

September 24th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news | Read More »

Attorney General Sues Online Health Product Distributer

Attorney General Bill McCollum announced his  office has filed a law suit against a Miami company, a related company and  company principals over allegations the companies engaged in deceptive  marketing practices. Advanced Wellness Research, Inc. allegedly offered  free trials for its products, including Acai berry supplements and  whitening toothpaste, but failed to provide reasonable notice [...]

September 24th, 2009 | Posted in Crime,Local news | Read More »

Top Chef Contestant in Whole Foods Market Lifestyle Center Oct. 3

On Saturday, October 3rd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm the Whole Foods Market Lifestyle Center will be hosting Chef Ron Duprat, a contestant on Top Chef Season 6: Las Vegas, while raising money for Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY). Attendees will be treated to a cooking demonstration by Chef Ron of the [...]

September 24th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Taste Broward | Read More »

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