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Broward students fare well in third grade FCAT tests

More information here: http://fcat.fldoe.org/mediapacket/2010/default.asp or links at bottom. Broward County Public Schools third grade students produced the top FCAT results among the five largest Florida school districts in overall reading and math performance, according to 2010 results released by the Florida Department of Education. Overall, students registered a math proficiency rate of 80 percent, exceeding [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Sylvia Browne will return to Seminole Casino Coconut Creek for two appearances


Seminole Casino Coconut Creek announces that psychic and number one New York Times best–selling author, Sylvia Browne, will appear again due to public demand on Tues., June 1 and Wed., June 2. Tickets are on sale now for $35 at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek cashier’s cage and at www.brownpaperticket.com (21 years old and over [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Coral Springs briefs

CommuniTEA set for May 29 Join the Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Committee for a unique tea party on Saturday, May 29 at 2 p.m. at the Coral Springs Marriott, located at 11775 Heron Bay Blvd.  This fourth annual tea will delight you with entertainment, an array of international teas and Tea Trivia with a multi-cultural flair. [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Local news | Read More »

USGS says oil spill closer to 19,000 barrels a day

USGS Director Dr. Marcia McNutt today announced that the National Incident Command’s Flow Rate Technical Group (FRTG) has developed an independent, preliminary estimate of the amount of oil flowing from BP’s leaking oil well. In making the announcement, Dr. McNutt, who is the chair of the FRTG, established by Admiral Thad Allen, the National Incident [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news | Read More »

House passes Klein’s Iran amendment

The U.S. House today passed an amendment authored by Congressman Ron Klein (FL-22) to crack down on companies doing business with Iran. The Klein amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act adds a tough new provision which goes farther than current sanctions law. “It’s time to present a simple choice,” Klein said. “Companies can prop [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news | Read More »

NOAA expands fishing closed area in Gulf


NOAA has extended the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to include a large area of oil sheen patches crossing the eastern edge of the current boundary, as well as an area currently outside the southern boundary which a small portion of the sheen is moving toward. Closing fishing in these areas is [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Recreation | Read More »

South Florida Audubon Society asks Marriott to stop Everglades development

sunrise map

A development combining hotel, commercial  and light industrial space is being proposed west of the Sawgrass Expressway. Since we are already aware that water will be our next challenged resource it seems unwise to propose much less approve a development that is situated in such an environmentally sensitive location that could easily impact our potable [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Sunrise | Read More »

Online cybersafety program for parents on June 2

Attorney General Bill McCollum, in partnership with the FBI-SOS and Nova  Southeastern University, is sponsoring a free online presentation will  help parents understand cybersafety issues and will provide practical  information to assist them in keeping children safe on the internet.  The  presentation includes

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Technology | Read More »

Oakland Park briefs

1).  The American Legion Post 222 and the City of Oakland Park are hosting a Memorial Day service at the flag pole in front of the Collins Community Center, 3900 NE 3 Avenue, on Monday, May 31 beginning at 11 a.m.  This event is open to the public and free of charge.

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Holiday,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Crist Signs 2010-11 Florida budget

Governor Charlie Crist today signed the $70-billion 2010-11 budget, prioritizing Florida’s economy and job creation, keeping communities safe and educating the young people of the Sunshine State. “With positive indicators beginning to appear, we must continue to keep our economy moving,” Governor Crist said.  “The budget I signed today focuses our resources on helping families [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Tallahassee | Read More »

Broward schools name top principal, assistant principal

Broward County Public Schools named Principal James Griffin, Rock Island Elementary School and Assistant Principal Vicki Flounoy, Lauderdale Manors Elementary School, 2010 ACCLAIM Award winners at an event held last night (Wednesday, May 27, 2010) at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale. The ACCLAIM Awards were created to honor an outstanding principal and assistant principal [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Davie hosting third town meeting in June

The next Community Meeting hosted by Town of Davie Town Administrator Gary Shimun is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, 2010, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Shenandoah Community Room, located at Shenandoah Park, 14601 S.W. 14th Street in District 4. All Davie residents and business owners are invited to meet and speak with the [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Local news | Read More »

Weekly update from Rep. Kelly Skidmore

The Governor’s Legislative Actions After signing 60 bills on Wednesday, including the bill to create a three-day tax holiday for back-to-school shoppers in August, the governor now has 102 bills pending on his desk.  In addition to SB 1196, the Condominium/Homeowner Association Reform bill (June 1 is the deadline to act), the governor late last [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Operation Clean Ocean on Memorial Day


This event is proudly sponsored by Expand the love http://expandthelove.com/ * This event will be filmed! * by Expect A Miracle Productions On Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st, at North Beach, Sheridan and A-1-A. Please join our South Florida Community as we collectively gather together in a conscious effort to sustain our Oceans Beauty through [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Families,Local news | Read More »

Crist Announces Free Saltwater Fishing Weekends to encourage tourism

Governor Charlie Crist today announced two free fishing weekends to help draw visitors to the beautiful beaches of the Sunshine State. Both residents and nonresidents in Florida can fish for saltwater species around the state without a license during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, May 29 to May 31, and the weekend of June 5 [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Heading out Memorial Day? Check out these great restaurants!


Memorial Weekend is definitely best spent with family and friends by the water in South Florida. Just before the heat of summer, it’s usually a beautiful weather weekend (expected to be no different this year!) and a great chance to get outside. While you’re heading out to party this weekend, check out these great waterfront [...]

May 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,cooper city | Read More »

Heads Up Report: Mickey Byrne’s Irish Pub


By Steve Cabeza, www.clubcabeza.blogspot.com My “Heads Up” Report this week for The Food for Thought Radio Show (live every Thursday evening at Oceans 234 from 6 – 8 p.m.) sent me to one of my favorite joints, Mickey Byrne’s Irish Pub in Hollywood, Florida. Life is good. Mickey Byrne’s is one of those joints that [...]

May 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Hollywood,Local news,Taste Broward | Read More »

Crist Signs Bill for Child Safety laws and Sexual Predators

Governor Charlie Crist today signed House Bill 119, (Click here to see bill) relating to sexual offenders and predators, in front of the bill sponsors, parents and school administrators, after visiting a third-grade class at Timber Lakes Elementary School in Orlando.  This bill empowers law enforcement to arrest a convicted sex offender or predator of [...]

May 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Bonnet House on Florida’s Most Endangered Historic Site List

bonnet house

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation—the leading advocacy group for the preservation of Florida’s historic sites—has kept Bonnet House Museum & Gardens on its list of the state’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Sites for the third straight year.  The Trust took this step due to the continued threat to Bonnet House posed by the possibility [...]

May 25th, 2010 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Culture,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Coral Springs welcoming delegation from Chile

City officials will welcome Mayor Cristián Labbé Galilea and Mayor’s Advisor (City Manager) Felipe Bernstein Jimenez of Providencia, Chile on Thursday, May 27 and Friday, May 28. The visit, which will include a small staff delegation, will focus on the exchange of best practices and strategic management techniques designed for the mutual benefit of both [...]

May 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Culture,International relations,Local news | Read More »

Small Business Lending Act Fund passes House committee

The House Financial Services Committee last week passed important legislation co-authored by Congressman Ron Klein (FL-22) to improve access to credit for small businesses. The Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010 (H.R. 5297) focuses on the important role of community and local banks in providing credit for small business owners, and creates new incentives [...]

May 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County | Read More »

DUI checkpoint Friday night in Oakland Park, Hollywood (Hard Rock)

Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force and district personnel, in conjunction with other agencies and municipalities, will be conducting a DUI checkpoint operation at 10 p.m. Friday, May 28 till 3 a.m. Saturday May 29 at

May 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

HazMat training in Fort Lauderdale, looking for the silver lining in an oily black cloud

hazmat oil cleanup

Click here for updated Hazmat training and job opportunity information. A four hour HazMat class required by OSHA for any organizations or individuals wanting to participate in beach oil spill clean-up will be held at the Broward Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Complex in Fort Lauderdale starting tomorrow, May 24. This training is being organized by The Humane Society [...]

May 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

DOD Identifies Army Casualty from Miami

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Amilcar H. Gonzalez, 26, of Miami, Fla., died May 21 in Ash Shura, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, [...]

May 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Parkland breifs

Pine Tree The Pine Tree Town Meeting Scheduled for May 26th is canceled. Memorial Day Park Hours All City of Parkland Parks will be closing at 6:00 pm on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. No Limits Playground Opens at Terramar Park The City of Parkland is proud to announce the opening of [...]

May 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Parkland | Read More »

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