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Job Expo Thursday at Signature Grand in Davie

WHAT:The South Florida Diversity Job Expo (Community Outreach Project) PRESENTED BY: The South Florida Employment Coalition Planning Board & DiversityJobsUSA WHEN: Thursday: February 25th, 2010 from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m WHERE: The Signature Grand: 6900 State Road 84 Davie, Florida 33317 EVENT COST: FREE HERE ARE SOME OF THE EMPLOYERS THAT ARE SCHEDULED TO ATTEND THIS [...]

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Employment,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Wasserman-Schultz reflects on stimulus package one year later

From the office of U.S. Congress Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. On the anniversary of the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (commonly referred to as the Stimulus), it is time to take stock of its impact on Florida and our nation as a whole. One year in, the evidence is clear – and growing [...]

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach | Read More »

New credit card law officially in effect

Aa tough new law cracking down on the abusive practices of some credit-card companies has officially gone into effect. The CARD Act, passed by the House as H.R. 627, contains several strict protections for consumers, including banning unfair interest rate increases and outlawing abusive fees and penalties by credit card companies.

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money | Read More »

Coral Springs accepting grant applications for Coral Springs events

The City of Coral Springs is currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in receiving grant funding to produce special events for the benefit of Coral Springs residents. Applicants must have documentation of 501C(3) status and incorporation as a business in the State of Florida. Events must be held between April 1, 2010 and September [...]

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Klein glad Obama included a billion in budget to upgrade hurricane forecast technology

Congressman Ron Klein (FL-22), a longtime advocate for next generation hurricane tracking technology, today celebrated the inclusion of $1 billion to upgrade hurricane forecasting technology, including satellite and radar systems, in the President’s budget as submitted to Congress. “We are thrilled to see that the Administration has heard our call, and the call of Floridians, [...]

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Technology,Weather | Read More »

South Plantation High students reaching out to teach green

Students in the South Plantation High School Environmental Science and Everglades Restoration magnet program are taking the matter of increasing awareness and encouraging protection of the world and its oceans into their own hands.

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

Broward healer focusing on promoting South Florida holistic community with expo this weekend March 6-7

Jess Santamaria

For many, the spiritual path begins with a guide. For others, such as Maria Baez, spiritual awareness is naturally a part of their essence from childhood. “I was always connected to the path since I was a little girl and discovered my intuitive gift at age 12 when I was having prophetic dreams and images [...]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Health,Hollywood,International relations,Local news | Read More »

Networking breakfast at IKEA Thursday

Looking for a unique way to start your day and meet a dynamic group of people? The Ann Storck Center’s Professionals Group, an auxiliary group of young professionals in Broward County committed to raising awareness and funds for the Ann Storck Center, will be hosting a networking breakfast at IKEA with guest speaker Stacey E. [...]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Miramar family bike rally day in March

Join us at the Miramar Town Center, 2300 Civic Center Place, as the City hosts its “SECOND ANNUAL TOUR DE MIRAMAR FAMILY BICYCLE RALLY”, on Saturday, March 13, 2010 beginning at 9:00am. Come out and support good health and a cleaner planet.

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Local news,Miramar,Recreation,Sports | Read More »

Julian Beever to create his incredible 3-D sidewalk art at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek during the first week in March


If you email, you’ve most likely seen Julian Beever’s amazing optical-defying sidewalk chalk illustrations that have been circulating on the Internet since 2004. The fascinating art projection is called “anamorphosis”. Beever’s colorful drawings appear to defy the laws of perspective by appearing to be three dimensional (http://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/pave.htm).

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Coconut Creek,Culture,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Wizard of Oz exhibit at Miami Children’s Museum


We’re off to see The Wizard of Oz, as Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) hosts the debut of the first-ever, licensed traveling educational exhibit based on the beloved movie classic. The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibit opened in January and runs through May 2010. Created by MCM and licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this [...]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Florida’s Newport Guitar Festival at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood April 16-18

Florida’s Newport Guitar Festival, considered to be the world’s largest modern guitar festival, will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino April 16-18.  Joining the celebration are two iconic faces in the music industry – Ed King, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s original guitarist and composer of Sweet Home Alabama, and Muriel Anderson,

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

March park events in Broward

Programs and events are subject to change. March 2010 Monday, March 1 BROWARD RARE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE COUNCIL Extension Education (Davie) For adults 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Meet interesting people who all share this special purpose of procuring seeds and new plants, promoting new species and improved varieties, propagating new plants, and growing rare [...]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Hollywood hosting pubic budget discussion Tuesday, Feb. 23

The City of Hollywood is inviting residents to share their budget ideas for fiscal year 2011 during a Citizen’s Budget Workshop to be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Hollywood,Local news,Money | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale police investigating traffic fatality

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at approximately 10:15 P.M.  The accident took place at Northwest 19 Street and Powerline Road.

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

NSU students compete in “Anything that Floats” Raft Race

Students at Nova Southeastern University braved the chilly weather recently to compete in the school’s 18th annual “Anything that Floats” Raft Race.

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County | Read More »

Natural Forces public art exhibit at Coral Springs Museum of Art


Everyone in Broward County is invited to the exhibition, Natural Forces: Broward County Public Art & Design, which will run from March 4 – April 24, 2010 at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, March 4, from 6:00 – [...]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Coral Springs,Local news | Read More »

Skidmore files bill to hold banks more accountable for foreclosure proceedings in Florida


Florida Rep. Kelly Skidmore has filed a bill that intends to “make banks carry their fair share of the financial burden by making them more responsive and directly liable to the condominium and homeowners associations for delinquent fees, regular and periodic maintenance and preservation care of units and properties in arrears during foreclosure proceedings.”

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Real Estate,Tallahassee | Read More »

Attorney general Bill McCollum sues Broward timeshare business


Attorney General Bill McCollum announced that his  office has sued a Broward County company alleging the company and its  owner promised refunds to timeshare resale customers, but after collecting  up-front fees never provided any money to consumers. JB’s Omega Tours  Corporation, which does business as Recovery Resources, and owner Joshua  Baillie are named in the [...]

February 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Ethics in Broward,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money | Read More »

Florida legislation asks Congress to remove offshore drilling moratorium

The House General Government Policy Council today approved House Memorial (HM) 563 by Representative Seth McKeel (R-Lakeland).  The legislation calls on the United States Congress to support the expedited removal of the moratorium prohibiting exploration and production of domestic supplies of oil and natural gas in federal waters surrounding Florida, and

February 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,National politics,Transportation,Water management | Read More »


House Bill (HB) 7033, known as the Unemployment Compensation Bill, unanimously passed the House Finance & Tax Council this afternoon. The measure will hold down drastic increases in unemployment rates for businesses over the next two years.

February 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Tallahassee | Read More »


The City of Miramar announces the availability of funding from the Community Development Block Grant – Recovery Act (CDBG-R) to address residential repair needs for low income households throughout the City of Miramar. The City will also utilize reprogrammed CDBG funding, a balance of Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI) funding, and reprogrammed State Housing Initiative Partnership [...]

February 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Miramar | Read More »

Traffic Checkpoint set for Friday, February 19, 2010

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department will be conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on Friday, February 19, 2010.  The location of the checkpoint will be in the 700-800 block of Northwest 24 Avenue.  The checkpoint will be conducted from 4:00 P.M. until 12:00 A.M. Vehicles will be randomly selected and drivers will be checked for valid [...]

February 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

The Broward County Courthouse Debacle – A word from the mayor

From the office of  Broward Mayor Ken Keechl Last year, in my newsletter Broward’s Courthouse Problem: More Taxes Aren’t the Solution, I wrote about the deplorable state of our downtown courthouse. I argued that, if possible, we should renovate the courthouse. More importantly, I also strenuously argued that we should not ask the voters of [...]

February 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »



Febuary 15th – Attorney General Bill McCollum announced that more  than 2,700 people will receive checks from a 2008 settlement his office  obtained with Countrywide Financial Corporation. As part of the  settlement, Countrywide is offering foreclosure relief payments to  eligible borrowers who returned valid and timely Claim Forms and Releases  under a program administered by [...]

February 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

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