Home » August 31st, 2010 Entries posted on “August, 2010”

Gottlieb named winner of Broward District 8 school board race

A hand recount of the ballots from the Aug. 24 winner declared Jennifer Gottlieb the official winner of the race for the District 8 at large school board seat. After the election, Gottlieb had the lead with 50.03 percent of the vote, and law requires Gottlieb have a 50 percent majority plus one vote to [...]

August 31st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Elections,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Temporary runway closure increases air traffic in Fort Lauderdale, Dania

Airfield maintenance work at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will result in the closure of Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) from 12:01 a.m. – 5:30 a.m., Monday, August 30, through Monday, September 6, 2010. The closures will allow workers to perform routine maintenance which includes rubber removal, repainting of the runway, repairs to the runway lighting system, [...]

August 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Job Fair Expo to be Held Sept. 2 at Broward College

Broward College's Omni Auditorium will host the career fair.

Hoping to repeat the success of a collaborative job fair initiative in February, Broward County Community Action Agency, Broward College and Work Force One will join forces once again to host a Career and Resources Job Fair Expo, Thursday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Broward College North Campus Omni Auditorium, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Building 60, [...]

August 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Employment,Local news | Read More »

Give public input at Aug. 31 Meeting on Port Everglades Plan

Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale

Port Everglades officials are seeking public participation in an August 31 meeting regarding future plans for the Broward County seaport. Designed to provide information and obtain feedback on a 2009 update to Port Everglades’ 2006 20-year Master/Vision Plan, the public meeting is slated for Tuesday, August 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Broward [...]

August 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Port Everglades,Transportation | Read More »

Honoring a hero: Naval ship commissioning at Port Everglades

Jason Dunham

Hero is a word often used. On rare occasion, it describes an ordinary person who does something extraordinary. Marine Corporal Jason Dunham was a real hero, one who gave his life on the battlefield to save two of his fellow Marines. Dunham threw his Kevlar® helmet and his body on a live grenade in April [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Military,marine | Read More »

Grapes for Grades Helps Local Students in Hollywood


Join the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for the ultimate grape experience served with a side dish of Hollywood – Grapes for Grades.  The fundraising event, now in its 8th year, will take place on Friday, September 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Beach Marriott (2501 N. Ocean Drive in Hollywood).  [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Hollywood | Read More »

Several September 11 tribute ceremonies in Broward

Cross at Ground Zero

While the war in Iraq may be “officially” over as of August 10, this weekend many Americans will be waving flags. This Saturday is September 11, and the ninth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center that killed over 3,000 people and shocked the United States. And if you aren’t waving a flag, [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Events,Local news,Military | Read More »

Take Stock In Children Gets $5 Million Grant


Education has become a top priority in Florida with a wave of federal funding that will make its way to Take Stock in Children, a statewide non-profit organization with a 15 year history of working in partnership with over 800 public schools to help low-income and at-risk teenagers break the cycle of poverty by providing [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Schools | Read More »

Study Gives Indications of Oil Impact on Visitor Travel Intentions


From VisitFlorida.org Given widespread concern about the negative perception of the oil spill’s impact on Florida visitors, VISIT FLORIDA participated in a study conducted by Ypartnership to gauge the near-term travel intentions of select Americans and their awareness and impressions of how Florida has been affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The survey was [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oil,Tallahassee | Read More »

Best of the Artists Series in Fort Lauderdale

Photo from stlawrencegallery.com

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and St. Lawrence Gallery inaugurate the fourth installment of the annual Best of the Artists Series Thursday, Sept. 9 at the St. Lawrence Gallery. This show runs through October 2 and includes works by Mary Belle Cordell, Marilyn Johansen, Joan Keirstead and Nia Nakis. These exhibitions at the St. Lawrence Gallery [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Bandaged bandit caught

Update: When it comes to committing robberies, detectives say Zachary Villa went to the well once too often. The Tamarac man, who was dubbed the “Bandaged Bandit” because of a distinctive arm bandage, was caught twice on surveillance video robbing Walgreens stores. Fort Lauderdale Police caught up to him this week after he robbed a [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Oakland Park,Tamarac | Read More »

Temptations, The Spinners at Hard Rock Live in September


The sweet soul sounds of The Temptations Review Featuring Dennis Edwards and The Spinners is set to charm South Florida at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, September 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale, now. Thanks to their fine-tuned choreography — and even finer harmonies — [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Hollywood,Local news,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

President Obama Expands Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target for Federal Operations

greengov symposium

President Obama announced on July 20th. that the Federal Government will reduce greenhouse gas pollution from indirect sources, such as employee travel and commuting, by 13% by 2020. This commitment expands beyond the Administration’s greenhouse gas reduction target from direct sources set in January, 2010, such as Federal fleets and buildings, by 2020. Cumulatively, greenhouse gas pollution [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Federal Government | Read More »

Broward Parks & Rec. hosting public forum Sept. 1


WHAT: The Broward County Parks and Recreation Division invites the public to a Public Participation Forum at Brian Piccolo Park (9501 Sheridan St., Cooper City) on Wednesday, September 1, starting at 7 p.m. This free meeting is the public’s opportunity to provide suggestions, voice concerns, and ask questions about recreational needs in Broward County Parks. [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Officials celebrate Broward College Public Safety Institute ground-breaking


Continuing his focus on strengthening Florida’s economy, Governor Charlie Crist praised the progress of the Broward College Public Safety Institute during a recent groundbreaking dedication ceremony in Broward County on Aug. 18. The project, which has been in progress for 10 years, is expected to create more than 200 constructions jobs. “In addition to increasing [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Davie,Schools | Read More »

Florida’s Updated Enhanced Mitigation Plan approved by FEMA


TALLAHASSEE – Governor Charlie Crist recently announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management has received approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Florida’s updated 2010 enhanced mitigation plan.  The recent approval of the plan by FEMA continues the increased percentage of total federal assistance the state receives for disaster mitigation activities at [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Tamarac saves residents money with Flood Plain Rating


Once again, the City of Tamarac has maintained a Class 7 rating under the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System. The Class 7 rating provides a 15% discount on the City’s residents’ and business’ flood insurance premiums. This rating results in over $675,000 in savings per year to residents’ flood insurance policies in [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Money,Tamarac | Read More »

Downsizing Our Kids: How Parents Can Decrease Childhood Obesity

Parents should encourage children to eat breakfast every day.

(NewsUSA) – Children have become much less active, contributing to the growing childhood obesity epidemic that’s affecting neighborhoods across the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The prevalence of obesity among children ages six to 11 years increased from 6.5 [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

First annual Southern Monster Smash Festival in Pompano


It will be “Jamband Heaven” when the “First Annual Southern Monster Smash Music Festival” comes to the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on Saturday, October 30.  It’s an all day Festival with doors opening at 11AM. For the first time in South Florida the “Southern Monster Smash Music Festival” will feature two stages filled with the top [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Everglades Restoration Momentum Continues with New Federal-State Agreement


Building on historic agreements to advance construction on Everglades restoration projects, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently approved another key Project Partnership Agreement to test technology for preserving clean water in Everglades National Park. If proven effective, technology developed during the pilot project will [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Miami,Water management | Read More »

Add a Fresh Twist to Taco Night With Seafood


(NewsUSA) -You want to serve fun, nutritious meals, but your kids clamor for pizza and mac & cheese. The solution? Create nutritious versions of kid-friendly favorites. For example, kids love finger food, so filling crunchy taco shells with fish or shrimp in exchange for meat is a great way to add a twist to a [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Recipes,Taste Broward | Read More »

NOAA Reopens More than 4,000 Square Miles of Closed Gulf Fishing Area

SHELL ISLAND BAY - Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft, federal on-scene coordinator for the BP oil spill response, looks at shrimp on a sorting table while checking them for signs of oil aboard a 41-foot shrimp boat, August 14, 2010. Federal authorities continue to rigorously test and monitor seafood caught in Gulf waters. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mike Lutz.

From Deepwater Horizon Response External Affairs Office: NOAA has reopened 4,281 square miles of Gulf waters off western Louisiana to commercial and recreational fishing. The reopening was announced after consultation with FDA and under a re-opening protocol agreed to by NOAA, the FDA, and the Gulf states. On July 18, NOAA data showed no oil [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Federal Government,Latest news,Local news,Oil | Read More »

Celebrate Weekend of Peace in Coral Springs

Join the community at a Weekend of Peace Celebration as we come together to celebrate peace and understanding in honor of the International Day of Peace. The first event will be held on Friday, September 17 at 7:45 a.m. at the International Peace Garden, adjacent to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Events,Local news,Video | Read More »

Pantry of Broward gets $20k grant


The Pantry of Broward has been awarded a $20,000 Bank of America General Operating Support grant to help cover indispensable costs related to the key personnel and program expenses of the agency.  This includes a minimum of administrative costs necessary to maintain and grow the agency’s current level of programs and services for seniors in [...]

August 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Three Broward Men Plead Guilty to Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

Michael DeFrand

From the Miami office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office; and Al Lamberti, Sheriff, Broward Sheriff’s Office, announced that defendants Johnny Saintil, 28, Michael Defrand, 25, and [...]

August 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

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