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Short on time? Try these no-Fuss meals – gift certificates 60% off!


Everybody is running these days to keep up with the hectic pace of life these days. Which means a healthy family dinner is usually one of the first things to go the wayside. Who wants to cook after a long day at work, cleaning, picking up the kids, running errands? You get home and open [...]

January 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Taste Broward | Read More »

Do we really need more new townhomes in Hollywood?

So, I got an email from the city of Hollywood announcing a meetin

January 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Hollywood,Real Estate | Read More »

Joint City Commission/AD HOC Parking Committee Meeting Thursday

On Thursday, January 28, 2010 there will be a joint meeting with the City of Hallandale Beach City Commission and the City’s AD HOC Parking Committee.  The meeting will be held at 6:30pm at the Cultural Community Center, 410 SE 3rd Street. In an effort to address and to study parking citywide, the City Commission [...]

January 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Hallandale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Florida Joins Federal, Multistate Efforts to Protect Consumers in Merger of Ticket Conglomerates

From Attorney General’s Office: Attorney General Bill McCollum announced Monday that  Florida and 16 other attorneys general have joined the U.S. Department of  Justice in an effort to protect consumers regarding the pending merger of  Ticketmaster and Live Nation. As a result of the states’ and federal  government’s efforts,

January 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Music | Read More »

Crist releases preliminary details on $22.7 billion state education budget

Note: The full budget is to be released on Friday, Jan. 27 and will include more details about the education budget. Once BrowardNETOnline.com has obtained a copy, we will be posting a link in this story. From the Dept. of Education Governor Charlie Crist preliminarily released details of his 2010-11 proposed budget for Pre K-12 [...]

January 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Hazardous waste recycling set for Jan. 31 in Coral Springs

The City of Coral Springs and Broward County are partnering to host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Sunday, January 31 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held in the rear parking lot at

January 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Environmental,Health,Local news | Read More »

PSC Approves FPL Fuel Cost Refund for 2008 Outage

Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) Proposed Resolution of Issues, agreeing that the company should refund replacement power costs attributable to the February 26, 2008, outage. 

January 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,FPL,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Haitians flowing into South Florida after earthquake

Updated Jan. 28 – Broward Public Schools has enrolled 283 Haitian refugee students in local schools. After the earthquake in Haiti, Broward County, along with Miami-Dade have been a hub for receiving quake victims, with many staying in the area after arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

January 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Quake rescuers return to South Florida

Just before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Florida’s Task Force 2 Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team landed at Miami International Airport following their deployment to the devastated areas of Haiti.

January 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news | Read More »

Dog sitter kills animal during home improvised surgery in Oakland Park

An Oakland Park man is facing two counts of felony animal abuse after he tried to perform a surgical procedure on a dog, causing her death. Two-year-old Zoe, a hound/retriever mix, had been staying with William Jones Jr. because her owner, Danielle

January 25th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Crime,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Early voting starts today in primary to replace Wexler in Congress


Early voting starts today, January 25,  for a special election primary in U.S. Congressional District 19. The seat opened when Congressman Robert Wexler turned in his resignation back in October 2009, effective January 2010, to become president of the Center for Middle East Peace. The official primary election date is Feb. 2, 2010. In the [...]

January 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Events,Federal Government,Local news,National politics,North Lauderdale,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pompano Beach,Tamarac,margate | Read More »

Go solar? Or wait?

Photo courtesy of FreeFoto.com

By Fraser Allport In good times and bad, it’s always smart to reduce expenses and save money. These days, one of the best ways to do that is to “go green” by reducing your energy and water costs. Everyone agrees that going green is smart economics and good for the environment. The big question is: [...]

January 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Local news,Real Estate,Tallahassee | Read More »

Lauderdale by the Sea cooking school celebrates National Pie Day

Jean Riley, Winn Soldani, Lenore Nolan-Ryan and Jo Russell making apple pies.

The smells of homemade cooking drifted out of Lenore Nolan-Ryan’s Cooking School and Catering Company Friday as the shop celebrated National Pie Day. Throughout the day, people dropped in to make one of several different pies for only $5. “We’re a cooking school, but the emphasis is on fun–make them comfortable in the kitchen, but [...]

January 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,Taste Broward | Read More »

BSO donates two truck loads supplies to Food for the Poor

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Since BSO announced it was teaming up with Food For the Poor to help collect donations for those affected by the tragedy in Haiti the community has stepped up and showed up at BSO and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue locations throughout the county with their contributions.

January 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

State education board member to Serve on National Task Force On Education and the Military

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that T. Willard Fair, a member of the Florida State Board of Education, has been selected to serve on a year-long NASBE study group—Common Ground: Education and the Military Meeting the Needs of Students—to examine the skills and knowledge youths need to [...]

January 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Military,National politics,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

CANCELLED! Community Forum on Shaping the Future of Hollywood’s Waterways

As of January 25, 2010, this event has been canceled. The City Commission and its Marine Advisory Board will host a community forum to discuss shaping the future of Hollywood’s waterways at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, at the Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard.  Topics for discussion include

January 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Events,Hollywood,Local news,Water management | Read More »

Teen killed in Oakland Park crash with Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy

A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy driving on Dixie Highway late Saturday in Oakland Park collided with another car in the intersection of Northeast 56th Street. A teenage girl was killed in the crash, and two other young people were injured.

January 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Coloring Away Pain Foundation sending books to Haitian children


The Foundation for Coloring Away Pain is rapidly responding to the needs of affected children in Haiti in the wake of a devastating earthquake that has left many homeless and without their families. With the help of Marie Rador of Cooper City, Fl, the Foundation has translated their books, “The Day the Earth Shook” and [...]

January 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Volunteers,cooper city | Read More »

Free Drop-Off for Household Hazardous Waste to be Held January 24

Broward County residents are encouraged to recycle their used electronic equipment and dispose of household hazardous waste in an environmentally safe manner – and now that’s easier than ever. Thanks to a partnership between Broward County Waste and Recycling Services and Partner Cities and Fort Lauderdale, a free drop-off event will be held on Sunday, [...]

January 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Local news | Read More »

New project helps Everglades Restoration plan

Florida Bay and Everglades

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and a host of federal and state partners will break ground on a vital project that represents continued momentum for Everglades restoration. The C-111 Spreader Canal project, a component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), will restore freshwater flows to Florida Bay through Taylor Slough, preserve clean [...]

January 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Everglades,Local news,Water management | Read More »

Scam artist preys on elderly woman in Tamarac

Composite sketch of Tamarac scam artist

When a well-dressed man showed up at the home of an 86-year-old Tamarac woman saying he was from the “water department,“ she let him in to check her water. The trusting woman then fell prey to what Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives say is a common scam.

January 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

Broward Alliance unanimously opposes Amendment 4

The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Economic Development Alliance board of directors has announced its opposition to Amendment 4 to the Florida Constitution. At its meeting held on January 21, the board voted unanimously to oppose the amendment, which will be on the ballot in November 2010.

January 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | 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.

January 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Hollywood,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Volunteers | Read More »

Broward schools preparing for influx of Haitian students

Broward County Public Schools has begun preparations to welcome and provide educational and other support services to displaced students and their families who may be relocated to South Florida, following the earthquake that struck Haiti.

January 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,Schools | Read More »

New funding for Everglades from Recovery Act

Congressman Ron Klein (FL-22) announced Friday that $38 million in stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be used to create jobs in South Florida. The funding will help

January 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Federal Government,Local news,Water management | Read More »

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