Home » October 23rd, 2009 Entries posted on “October, 2009”

Dribble, Dish & Swish in Oakland Park

The City of Oakland Park invites residents to participate in a national skills program provided for boys & girls 7-12 years of age. Here is an opportunity to showcase your fitness through a dribbling, passing and shooting skills competition in the sport of basketball. When: November 7, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Where: [...]

October 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Oakland Park,Recreation,Sports | Read More »

Weird Florida: 13 questions with author Charlie Carlson

By Daria DiGiovanni Just in time for Halloween, I caught up with Florida’s most famous purveyor of supernatural tales—author, talk radio host, television personality, actor and host of the PBS program Weird Florida: Roads Less Traveled, Charlie Carlson. We discussed his unusual upbringing as the son and grandson of mediums, his eclectic career, and his [...]

October 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

FDOT studying billion dollar train project along FEC/Dixie Hwy. corridor

Since 2005, the Florida Dept. of Transportation has been conducting a study on using the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), which generally runs along Dixie Highway in South Florida, for passenger rail instead of just freight by adding two to four sets of tracks parallel to the current set. In recent public hearings, the consultants, [...]

October 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,Local news,Miami,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Tallahassee,Transportation | Read More »

Klein, Mica Introduce Iran Sanctions Bill

From the offices of Ron Klein – Washington, D.C.  — Congressmen Ron Klein (D-Boca Raton) and John Mica (R-Winter Park) today introduced tough new legislation to crack down on the current regime in Iran. Their bill, the Accountability for Business Choices in Iran Act (ABC Iran Act) will require any private company doing business with [...]

October 22nd, 2009 | Posted in National politics,Tallahassee | Read More »

House takes public testimony on energy exploration

From House Majority Office: Members of the House Select Policy Council on Strategic & Economic Planning heard testimony this afternoon from the public regarding policy options for Florida’s energy future. The public was encouraged to attend and offer information to members of the Council to begin what will be a lengthy and thorough fact-finding process [...]

October 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Broward commission to look at, possibly vote on, $800 million airport expansion

If plans continue to move forward, Broward County could be paying upwards of $800 million to extend a runway in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. During a presentation Tuesday, the Broward Commission conducted a workshop with Kent George, director of aviation in Broward County, who presented the commission with the various funding options, none of which [...]

October 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale commission approves 30-year FPL contract


Clcik here to see contract: FPLcontract Despite a fairly large crowd against the City of Fort Lauderdale finalizing a 30-year contract with Florida Power and Light (FPL), the commission still voted 3-2 to approve the deal after discussions that ran till almost 1 a.m. Tuesday night. During the public hearing on the ordinance to approve [...]

October 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Helping kids color away pain

When Kimberly Pressley-Herrick, a Miramar resident, was going through a divorce, she brought her son to a therapist who used art therapy to help him express his feelings. “He had central auditory processing delay, a lot of language delays, so there were issues expressing his emotions/anger,” said Pressley-Herrick. “When I took him to therapy, his [...]

October 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Families,Local news,Miramar,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Volunteers Needed To Serve In Schools As Non-Medical Assistants During H1n1 Vaccination Process

Broward County Public Schools is seeking volunteers to serve as non-medical assistants during the voluntary H1N1 vaccination process now taking place in the District’s schools. The volunteers may help organize the students as they enter the vaccination area, verify that parent consent forms are on file, restock supplies or run errands. Vaccinations are being offered in [...]

October 20th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Health,Local news,Schools | Read More »

2010 Food Network Sobe Wine & Food Fest tickets on sale Oct. 26

WHAT/ Tickets for the 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival WHEN:                  Presented by Food & Wine will go on sale Monday, October 26, 2009. The Festival is scheduled for February 25 – 28, 2010. Of special note to ticket buyers this year, there will not be a second block of tickets sold [...]

October 20th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Miami,Taste Broward | Read More »

Sexual predator notification meeting in Oakland Park

On behalf of Sheriff Al Lamberti, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Career Criminal Unit would like to invite you to attend a Sexual Predator Community Notification Meeting on October 21, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be held at Lloyd Estates Elementary School, 750 NW 41 Street, Oakland Park, FL, 33309. The meeting will be [...]

October 20th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fire/police,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Adult softball, flag football at Tradewinds Park

Softball Registration at Tradewinds Park WHAT: Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek is now accepting teams for the winter season of Softball, for ages 18 and up. The fee is $500 per team. For times and additional information, call the park weekdays at WHERE: Tradewinds Park 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek WHEN: Registration [...]

October 20th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

PSC meeting to discuss FPL rate increase

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will continue an evidentiary hearing on Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) request for a rate increase beginning Wednesday, October 21, 2009 and continuing through Friday, October 23, 2009, if necessary.  The hearing allows FPL and the intervenors to present sworn testimony and exhibits in support of their positions.  [...]

October 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Environmental,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training is November 21

The Broward County Emergency Management Division will host training classes for SKYWARN Storm Spotters on Saturday, November 21, at the Broward County Emergency Operations Center, 201 N.W. 84th Avenue in Plantation. The class is intended for those interested in becoming a Storm Spotter or those who are spotters and want to sharpen their skills. Classes [...]

October 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Plantation,Weather | Read More »

Port Everglades Installing New Gangways

Port Everglades has installed two new flexible, custom-designed Mobile Elevating Gangways and a Fixed Walkway at Cruise Terminal 18 in time for the arrival of Royal Caribbean International’s new 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas this November. The state-of-the-art switch-back Mobile Elevating Gangways, designed and built by FMT of Sweden, feature an unprecedented design that incorporates [...]

October 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

New Director is Named for Broward County Family Success Division

Patricia West has been named the new director for the Family Success Division of the Broward County Human Services Department, according to Susan Myers, department director. The Family Success Division has four locations throughout the County. Other community agencies are co-located in the Family Success offices are partners in providing a one-stop sources of social [...]

October 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news | Read More »

Counties Prepare for Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

A precedent-setting gathering of local officials, federal and state legislators, regional transportation, planning and water management authorities, and members of the regional Climate Change/Green Task Forces representing Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties will gather at the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit, Friday, October 23, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at [...]

October 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach,Water management | Read More »

Libraries Host Seminars on How to Apply for Public Assistance

Broward County Libraries Division Outreach Services will present a series of seminars on applying for public assistance, such as food stamps, Medicaid, and temporary cash. The programs will offer residents the opportunity to speak directly to representatives from public and private organizations that can provide help and assistance during these troubled economic times. The seminar [...]

October 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Lauderhill,Local news,Pembroke Pines,Plantation | Read More »

Union Requests Official Inquiry: School Board to Vote on $1.2 Million Contract Following Board Member Fundraiser

School Board member Ann Murray

Broward Teachers Union leaders request district officials investigate and make public all details concerning a district contractor’s fund-raising event for School Board Member Ann Murray in late August before the school board votes Tuesday to approve a million dollar contract for the company. Broward schools continue to be the subject of a federal corruption probe [...]

October 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

World Class Orchestra looking for musicans, singers, marchers, children others who want march in Orange Bowl parade

Many who have lived in South Florida  a long time remember the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra which quit performing several years ago. Since the FPO succumbed, local South Floridians have been working to revive the orchestra under a different name, the World Class Orchestra which is headquartered in ArtServ, Fort Lauderdale.  Donald Covert, who grew up [...]

October 18th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County | Read More »

Head To Head Beer Competition Goes Pro With The Florida Marlins

What:              Raising funds for the Florida Marlins Community Foundation, fifty (50) beer connoisseurs will unite at Whole Foods Market in Coral Springs to judge the best of the best from eight carefully selected beers.  In honor of baseball’s playoffs, the tasting competition will be in playoff format, putting the best beers up against each other. [...]

October 18th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Events,Local news | Read More »

Unlike Kermit, Living Green Fair Nov 14-15 makes it easy to be green

“It’s on,” Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober declared to fellow Broward County officials Mayor Anne Castro of Dania Beach, Mayor Marilyn Gerber of Coconut Creek and Vice Mayor Angelo Castillo of Pembroke Pines at a press conference recently to announce the launch of the South Florida Living Green Fair Mayors Challenge. The gauntlet was thrown down [...]

October 18th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Dania,Environmental,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Recreation,Water management | Read More »

Ft. Lauderdale police officer shot; suspect dies in hospital

The Fort Lauderdale Police department is investigating a police involved shooting that occurred at 1:36 A.M.  Sunday, Oct. 18. The shooting took place at the 1100 block of Northwest 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a confrontation ensued between the suspect and officers.  At some point during this confrontation, shots were [...]

October 18th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Fright Nights now open

Fright Nights, the scariest Halloween phenomenon around, returns to the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.  This year’s terror-full attraction kicks off Thursday, October 15th and is slated to be scarier than ever before!  Advance discount tickets are available through October 14th….  online at www.frightnights.net. THE LARGEST HAUNTED ATTRACTION IN SOUTH FLORIDA! INCLUDING 3 [...]

October 17th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Holiday,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

Rotary Club of Coral Springs-Parkland to hold Oct. 22 free business networking event

WHAT/WHO: The Rotary Club of Coral Springs-Parkland is holding a free Business Networking Event, open to all members of the local business community. Designed to help local professionals find out how to gain new business, the event will provide attendees the chance to network with leaders of other community businesses and members of the Rotary [...]

October 17th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Coral Springs,Events,Local news,Parkland | Read More »

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