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

Sunrise named best place raise kids; holiday schedule, Woodstock Arts Fest


Sunrise Named One of Florida’s “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” Earlier this month, BusinessWeek magazine unveiled its annual list of “Best Places to Raise Your Kids.” For the second consecutive year, Sunrise was selected one of Florida’s top three cities for families. BusinessWeek went state by state, focusing on towns with at least 45,000 [...]

November 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Holiday,Local news,Sunrise | Read More »

Final school boundary meeting tonight in Coral Springs

The fourth and final Community Boundary Conference during this phase of the school boundaries process will be hosted by the District’s School Boundaries Department on Monday, November 23 at 7 p.m. at J.P. Taravella High School,

November 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Local news,Schools,cooper city | Read More »

Horses from Texas temporarily banned from Florida

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson announced last week the imposition of import restrictions on horses coming into Florida from Texas following the discovery of hundreds of Texas horses positive for Theileria equi, one of two organisms responsible for causing Equine Piroplasmosis (EP).

November 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Davie,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Coral Springs hosting community resource forum for teens and families

Coral Springs is hosting a community forum titled “Helping Teens and Families Through Tough Times” on Tuesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. at Parkside Elementary. An esteemed group of panelists including psychologists, educators, clergy and recreation experts

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Events,Families,Local news | Read More »

Recipe: Homemade Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish


From “The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions” by Katie Lee. Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish 3 cups fresh cranberries 1 orange, zested and then peeled and cut into chunks 1 medium apple (a sweeter variety such as gala or Fuji) 1 stalk celery, cut into 1-inch pieces ½ cup walnuts ¾ cup sugar 1 tablespoon orange [...]

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Recipes | Read More »

Broward’s new mayor already busy working in Broward County

From the office of Broward Mayor Ken Keechl Written by Kimberly Maroe Broward County Mayor Ken Keechl’s first official day as Mayor was jam packed. Mayor Keechl and County Commissioners welcomed in the world’s largest cruise ship, greeted passengers flying into Fort Lauderdale on a new airline and celebrated the official designation of A1A as [...]

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Tamarac’s annual Turkey Trot with a shadow run in Iraq

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Run with soldiers in Iraq during the City of Tamarac’s 29th Annual Thanksgiving day Turkey Trot. Tamarac has been hosting this Thanksgiving Day tradition for 29 years in a row. Like last year, a ‘shadow run’ is being held, within the same 24-hour period, with U.S. military personnel in Iraq – this time two bases [...]

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Holiday,Local news,Military,Tamarac | Read More »

Coral Springs minister on child molestation charges

The Coral Springs Police Department has arrested an Assistant Music and Youth Minister from Church by the Glades located at 400 Lakeview Drive in Coral Springs. Russell Dion Lewis, 28, of Coral Springs was arrested early Saturday morning at his residence.  Lewis has been involved in a 5-month consensual relationship with a 14-year-old female. During [...]

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Crime,Local news | Read More »

Public Hearing Information for the 2010 Florida Legislative Session

Thank you to Florida Rep. Kelly Skidmore for sharing this information with BrowardNETOnline.com. Broward County Education and Cultural Affairs Public Hearing Tuesday, November 24, 2009 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm FAU – Seatech – Institute for Oceans and Systems Engineering 101 North Beach Road, Dania Beach

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Dania,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news,Money,Tallahassee,Transportation | Read More »

Volunteer opportunities in Hollywood

SHORT-TERM OPPORTUNITIES: Listings below are short-term assignments, projects, or events organized by Volunteer Hollywood. The listing(s) below require a few hours of commitment. Cash for Trash: Highland Gardens Lend a hand to Highland Gardens Civic Association by beautifying its neighborhood through trash collection. With each trash bag collected, the neighborhood association earns $5 towards its [...]

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Holiday,Hollywood,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Volunteers | Read More »

New Children’s Services Council building goes green; with video


Broward just got a little greener with the opening of the new Children’s Services Council building in Lauderhill on Nov. 19. In 2000, voters approved a new property tax to provide services to children and families in Broward County. Several years ago, the council recognized they would need a permanent home as the council’s services [...]

November 20th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Families,Health,Lauderhill,Local news,Video | Read More »

Public meeting in December for SFWMD Everglades acquisition


The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board has approved taking the next step in the public  planning process for Everglades restoration on land being acquired from the United States Sugar Corporation. The second phase of planning involves the in-depth analysis of data generated during 15 project planning workshops to determine the most beneficial [...]

November 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Events,Local news,Real Estate,Water management | Read More »

Notter named superintendent of the year

James Notter, Broward superintendent

Broward’s Superintendent of Schools James F. Notter has been named recipient of The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations’ Superintendent of the Year Award. Notter, who has been superintendent of the nation’s 6thlargest school district since August 2007, will receive the award December 4thin Tampa, during the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations’ winter meeting with the [...]

November 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Fourth man charged in fatal beating of gay man

A fourth person has been charged in the fatal beating of Craig Cohen, an Oakland Park man attacked April 6 as he walked home from an Oakland Park diner. Brandon Edwards, 19, of Fort Lauderdale has been in the Broward Sheriff’s Main Jail since October 26, when he was arrested for beating and harassing a [...]

November 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Help clean up Broward parks during EcoAction Days

You can help the environment by volunteering to clean natural areas of garbage and invasive plants.  Broward County Parks has scheduled EcoAction Days running through May 2010. The workdays are held on the first Saturday of the month at Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek, the second Saturday of the month at Long Key [...]

November 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Dania,Davie,Environmental,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Recreation | Read More »


flea market festival

South Florida’s largest classic and foreign car show returns to Festival Flea Market Mall on Sunday, November 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the “2009 Annual Festival Holiday Classic & Foreign Car Show” is free to the public.  Festival Flea Market Mall is located at 2900 West Sample Road, just two miles [...]

November 18th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Culture,Dania,Davie,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Pompano Beach,Recreation,Sunrise,Tamarac,Weston,cooper city,wilton manors | Read More »

Seminole Paradise to Host Florida Panthers Ice Dancers Swimsuit Fashion Show & Dance Performance, November 21

Panthers Ice Dancers Swimsuit Fashion Show

WHAT: The Florida Panthers Ice Dancers will hold a swimsuit fashion show and perform a dance routine at the Center Fountain in Seminole Paradise. Fashion, sports and beautiful women come together for a stimulating attraction in Seminole Paradise. Onlookers will have the opportunity to meet the dancers and purchase autographed copies of their new calendar. [...]

November 18th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Recreation,Seminole Casinos | Read More »


The School Board of Broward County, Florida today elected Jennifer Leonard Gottlieb – Chair and Benjamin J. Williams – Vice Chair. The nominations and voting took place during today’s School Board Organizational Meeting, held at the Kathleen C. Wright Building. Gottlieb, elected as a Countywide/At-Large School Board member in September of 2006, served as the [...]

November 18th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Schools | Read More »

BSO- Sexual Predator Notification Meeting Nov. 24

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Attention Parents and Concerned Citizens 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 November 24, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be held at Martin Luther King Elementary School, 591 NW 31 Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, [...]

November 18th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Events,Families,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Orchid Classes offered at Bonnet House


Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be offering four orchid classes beginning in January from 10am – 12pm. Orchid supplies will be available for purchase at all classes and a tour of the orchid greenhouse, lathe house and display house will be given at the end of each class. Orchid Class Schedule and Description: January [...]

November 18th, 2009 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »



TALLAHASSEE, FL – Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that  Florida and 31 states have reached a $3 million settlement with Vonage,  one of the nation’s largest providers of a service known as “Voice over  Internet Protocol,” an internet-based phone service. The settlement  requires Vonage to make significant changes to its marketing practices,  honor consumer [...]

November 18th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miami,Miramar,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Sunrise,Tallahassee,Tamarac,Weston,cooper city,wilton manors | Read More »

65% off Oceans 234 and Whale Raw Bar Wed. through Sunday only

Visit www.premierdiningflorida.com and purchase half price dining certificates from Oceans 234 in Deerfield and Whale Raw Bar. Use promo code PREMIER15 for Oceans 234 and PREMIER15WHALE for Whale Raw Bar at checkout and get an additional 15% off! Oceans 234 Whether you’re watching the palms sway in the afternoon breeze and the clouds cascade across [...]

November 17th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Taste Broward | Read More »

Close to a thousand protest outside Broward school board steps

They brought signs and bells and whistles as they marched around the block surrounding the Broward County School Board building in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Close to a thousand people came out early Tuesday evening to protest the lack of a contract for teachers in Broward Public Schools. Contract negotiations have stalled again this year as [...]

November 17th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Schools | Read More »

New mayor, vice mayor of Broward; former mayor addresses current state of Broward County

Commissioner Ken Keechl as he was appointed mayor of Broward County.

Broward County has a new mayor. During Tuesday’s commission meeting, the Broward County commission unanimously voted to appoint Dist. 4 commissioner Ken Keechl as mayor. “Ken is a credit to our community and it is (his) turn for leadership,” said outgoing mayor Stacy Ritter. “The role of mayor is more involved, more demanding on time…good [...]

November 17th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Video | Read More »

Attorney General sends letters to Florida bank executives

Attorney General McCollum sent a letter on Nov. 17 to the Florida executives of Bank of America, JP Morgan/Chase, Wells Fargo and Wachovia, calling upon the bank executives to provide homeowners with a fair and efficient loan modification process. The Attorney General also requested the executives meet with him to discuss the banks’ responsibility to [...]

November 17th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Local news,Real Estate,Tallahassee | Read More »

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