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A toast of champagne may help the heart, but overindulging could mean trip to ER


From Broward Health If you are among the many who welcome in the new year with a glass of bubbly, consider this along with the fizz: Two glasses of champagne a day may do wonders for your heart and circulation by improving the way blood vessels function. According to researchers from the University of Reading [...]

December 31st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Health,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Florida attorney general joins 12 other states attorney generals in letter against health care bill

Attorney General McCollum joined several Attorneys General yesterday in sending a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Harry Reid regarding their concerns about the provision in the health care legislation that affords special treatment to the state of Nebraska under the federal Medicaid program. “As chief legal officers of our states we are [...]

December 31st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Parkland briefs

Martin Luther King Celebration:  JAN 13 Wednesday, January 13th at 4:00 pm at the YMCA featuring Tuskegee Airmen Computer Classes for Beginners If you are just learning to use a computer or need to brush up on the basics, the Parkland Library has a series of free computer

December 31st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Local news,Parkland | Read More »

Armed robber ties up clerks, steals games before Christmas

Two nights before Christmas, an armed man grabbed two GameStop employees, bound their hands behind their backs and put them in a storage room. The robber stole cash and at least 23 different game systems, including

December 31st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Coral Springs approves mandate on backflow prevention devices

Because Coral Springs  is committed to clean drinking water, the City Commission amended an ordinance on December 1, 2009, requiring commercial and multi-family properties with three or more units to install backflow prevention devices by

December 31st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Local news,Water management | Read More »

Broward Meals on Wheels gets accredited

Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) recently declared Broward Meals On Wheels  a MOWAA Magnet Accredited program. Similar to the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) seal of approval, MOWAA Magnet Accreditation is a

December 31st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Taste Broward | Read More »

Davie hosting amateur ham radio classes

An Amateur Radio (Ham radio) operator class will begin on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at the Davie Police Department, located at 1230 South Nob Hill Road. The free classes will be held on four successive Saturday mornings, from

December 30th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Events,Local news | Read More »

Broward County Extension Helps Reduce Water Consumption

The South Florida Water Management District reports that South Florida residents consume 179 gallons per person per day – the highest water usage in the state. Outdoor irrigation accounts for up to 50 percent of water use in Florida, and up to 50 percent of the water applied to lawns is lost to evaporation or runoff. [...]

December 30th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management | Read More »

Special Tri-Rail service during Super, Pro Bowls

Tri-Rail, South Florida’s premier commuter rail system, has partnered with Miami Subs Pizza & Grill to offer additional service, including special, late-night trains and shuttle buses, to meet the demand for Pro Bowl 2010 and Super Bowl XLIV. Event-goers can beat the traffic and enjoy a ride on Tri-Rail for only $5 roundtrip, which includes [...]

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

Sheraton, Westin Beach Resorts get new looks, hiring new staff


As the Sheraton Yankee Clipper prepares for its official transformation to the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, the  parent company Starwood Hotels has appointed David Wahba as the complex director of sales and marketing, overseeing the Sheraton, as well as the Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, which had a grand opening of its new meeting/event [...]

December 30th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Real Estate | Read More »

Cooper City teen organizes fundraiser for Operation Smile

Jaime Sloane, Cooper City High senior presents a check to Marge Ryan, Operation Smile representative

On Saturday, December 12, 2009, students from Cooper City High School were joined by over 500 people from throughout the tri-county area, raising close to $12,000 during Miles 4 Smiles, a walk-a-thon for Operation Smile, a worldwide medical with the mission of providing free surgeries for children from poor countries who have correctable facial [...]

December 30th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Non-profit organizations,cooper city | Read More »

Broward chef opens Wild Olive in Boca; sweetens up Seminole Coconut Creek Casino


Over the holiday, BrowardNETOnline.com caught up with Todd English, an award-winning chef who is reaching tastebuds around the world. English, who owns da Compo Osteria in Fort Lauderdale, spearheaded a Sweet Dreams event over the holidays at Seminole Coconut Creek Casino. The event, which brought a large all-you-can-eat dessert spread to Nectar Lounge inside the [...]

December 30th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news,Palm Beach,Taste Broward | Read More »

Coral Springs parade winners; Christmas tree recycling

The City of Coral Springs would like to thank this year’s parade sponsors and participants as well as all the hard working volunteers and City employees who helped make this year’s Holiday Parade such a success.

December 29th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Almost half a million more people in Florida using Lifeline program in 2009 for phones

The number of Floridians who benefit from the Lifeline Assistance program grew by 236 percent this year, according to the Florida Public Service Commission’s (PSC) Annual Lifeline Report.  The Lifeline program makes telephone service more affordable for low-income residents. “I am happy that more Florida residents are signing up for Lifeline

December 29th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale National Art Festival in January


Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University has invited artists from around the world to participate in the National Art Festival, one of South Florida’s most prestigious art shows. The event will be held Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The 2009 National Art Festival was a [...]

December 29th, 2009 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Tamarac man wins national green award


A Tamarac man is the recipient of a national fellowship designed to advance the work of individuals with outstanding leadership potential to help shape a brighter environmental future. Doug Young is one of 40 individuals nationwide selected as a 2009 TogetherGreen Fellow. The TogetherGreen Fellowship offers specialized training in conservation planning and execution, the chance [...]

December 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

Rise in sea levels forces drastic changes on Florida

Flooding in Key West recently. Salt water is starting to permeate the drainage system there. Eventually Broward will suffer the same.

Written by Homeland Security Newswire. If sea levels rise by only two feet, Florida stands to lose almost 10 percent of its land area and the homes of 1.5 million people; the zone which is vulnerable to 27-inch rise in sea level includes residential real estate worth $130 billion, half of Florida’s beaches, two nuclear [...]

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

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition coming to Cooper City


If you are a homeowner in Cooper City, your home could be featured in an upcoming Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The show, which airs on ABC, is looking to film in Cooper City. “We are in the process of finding families who are deserving and in need of a new home for our next season [...]

December 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Real Estate,Television,cooper city | Read More »

Motorists: Disregarding Auto Repairs Is Dangerous

By Jim Nielsen (NewsUSA) – The power of the dollar doesn’t stretch as far as it once did. And it has prompted some motorists to cut back on maintenance or put off needed vehicle repairs due to tight budgets, especially if the vehicle remains drivable. But, delaying certain repairs can be a dangerous gamble for [...]

December 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Broward Sheriff’s Office investigating vehicular homicide

A man riding a small, off-road motorcycle on a sidewalk was killed Monday night, Dec. 21, when the driver of a van ran off the road and hit him. Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide detectives are investigating Errol Beckford’s death and are attempting to

December 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Health care bill update from Senator LeMieux

Sen. LeMieux Official Photo, High Res

From Sen. George LeMieux I came to Washington to be a problem solver. What’s more, I am serving because I care about this country, and the country my children and your children will inherit. Right now, we are focused on reforming health care, which is just one of the many challenges facing our nation. Americans [...]

December 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news | Read More »

Luna Bella Gallery opens in Hollywood

Luna Bella Gallery in partnership with RC Creative Design is a new adventure in the world of art featuring design services and accents that are suitable for both home and office. Ramon Carrillo of Luna Bella Gallery signed a lease for the 1,200 square foot storefront at 2015 Harrison Street in October. Pablo Rodriguez represented [...]

December 27th, 2009 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Culture,Hollywood,Local news | Read More »

Husband arrested in murder of Sharon Taub

Coral Springs Police arrested a suspect for the murder of Sharon Taub that occurred on December 12, 2009 at the 3100 block of Coral Ridge Drive.

December 27th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Crime,Local news | Read More »

Lecture on Abraham Lincoln at FAU in January

The Jack Miller Forum at Florida Atlantic University presents “Abraham Lincoln at 200: The Words Reveal the Man” on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 1 p.m. in the Live Oak Room of the Student Union on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be [...]

December 27th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,College,Culture,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

More tips to reduce water/energy bills


By Fraser Allport It is the rare property owner who is going to invest in their property and lose money for the sake of helping Earth. Everyone wants to reduce their utility bills and simultaneously help the environment.That’s a given. The hurdle is getting the math to make sense so that these green investments can [...]

December 27th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

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