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Water playground in Miramar closing temporarily

Miramar Aquatic Center Water Park

The water playground at the Miramar Regional Park Aquatic Center, 16801 Miramar Parkway, will close on November 1, 2010 for the winter season and will re-open on February 28, 2011. The main pool at the Miramar Regional Park Aquatic Center, which is heated, will remain open.  However, it will close temporarily for repairs starting November [...]

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Miramar,Recreation | Read More »

BSO confiscates over 5,000 pipes, bongs at Swap Shop

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Acting on complaints from parents, the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents seized more than five thousand items of drug paraphernalia from the Swap Shop. Enforcing federal drug paraphernalia laws (U.S. Code Title 21, Section 863), the BSO Pompano Beach Selective Enforcement Team and Strategic Investigations Division and ICE agents conducted surveillance [...]

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderhill,Local news | Read More »

Replacement of Sunrise Blvd. Bridge over Middle River discussed at Nov. 4 meeting

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to be made on State Road 838 (Sunrise Blvd.) between NE 20th Ave and Middle River Drive in Fort Lauderdale.  The meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the George English Park Recreation [...]

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Bike Sharing Program Planned in Broward County

Rent a bicycle, pedal from here to there, drop it off and go!  That will soon be possible as Broward County launches one of the first bike sharing programs in Florida. Broward Commissioners approved a contract last week with B-Cycle LLC to manage and operate a bike sharing program as a means of reducing traffic [...]

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

Coral Springs names new city manager

At a special meeting on Tuesday, October 26, the Coral Springs City Commission unanimously approved Erdal Dönmez as the new City Manager effective November 1, 2010 through October 31, 2013. Current City Manager Michael Levinson will retire from his position effective October 31, 2010. “Tonight, this Commission places its full faith and trust in me [...]

October 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Broward County News briefs

Animal Care to Host Rabies Clinic November 6 Broward County Animal Care will hold a Rabies Clinic on Saturday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mary Saunders Park, 4750 S.W. 21 St., West Park. At the clinic, pet owners will be able to get their pet vaccinated against rabies. In addition, they [...]

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

Candidates for Broward County commission District 4 w/ video

Watch live streaming video from observertv at livestream.com Three candidates are squaring off for the Broward County Commission District 4 race. Incumbent Ken Keechl is being challenged by Lighthouse Point commissioner Chip LaMarca and independent candidate Chris Chiari. District 4 runs from Northern Deerfield Beach then east of US-1, south through Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, [...]

October 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Deerfield Beach,Elections,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Miramar hosting day camp on teacher planning day Friday

The City of Miramar Early Childhood Program is offering a Teacher Planning Day Camp Program for Elementary Students K through 5th Grade Friday day, October 29th, 2010.  This fun filled day includes: An Educational program From High Touch High Tech, Special Activities, Lunch and Snack.  Program hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Cost is [...]

October 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Miramar,Schools | Read More »

Free holiday boat decorating class in Pompano Beach

The Pompano Beach Lowe’s Home Improvement Center has scheduled a special free seminar on Saturday, November 6, 2010 for Captains interested in decorating their boats for The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 48th Annual Holiday Boat Parade. The seminar will run from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Lowe’s training room. Lowe’s is located [...]

October 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Holiday,Latest news,Local news,Pompano Beach,marine | Read More »

DUI enforcement activity Friday October 29 – Don’t drink and drive!

9:30 pm Friday, October 29, 2010 to 3:00 am Saturday, October 30, 2010 3600 W. Commercial Blvd. Tamarac Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force and district personnel, in conjunction with other agencies and municipalities, will be conducting a DUI checkpoint operation per the above location and times. They will be actively enforcing DUI laws and [...]

October 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Holiday,Latest news,Tamarac | Read More »

Best Halloween Costume Contest – win tickets to Halloween Festival

First annual Halloween Festival at Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale

Post photos | Recently added | Most views | Top rated Upload your best Halloween photos for a chance to win a four-pack of tickets to the First Annual Halloween Fest at Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale. Photos can be uploaded until 5 p.m. Monday, October 25. The photo with the most votes will win [...]

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

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival starts this weekend

By Rachel Galvin The 25th annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival begins this weekend with its opening night comedic film, “Nice Guy Johnny,” held at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie, 33314, directed by Ed Burns, who will be in attendance with cast members: Matt Bush, Kerry Bishe, Aaron Lubin and [...]

October 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Davie,Film,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Shining Stars honored at Carrabba’s in Pompano Beach

Michael Borkowski with Melissa Rapkin, Pompano Chamber board chair and Ric Green, president of Pompano Chamber.

A full house celebrated the growth and future of Pompano Beach last week as business and community leaders packed Carrabba’s Italian Grill to honor the Shining Star Awards. This annual event is sponsored by the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and recognizes those who have made a difference in the Pompano community. Honored with awards [...]

October 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Bonnet House Young Artist Music Series opens January 27


Bonnet House Museum & Gardens kicks off its 15th season of the Young Artist Music on Thursday, January 27 at 7pm with a performance by Palm Beach Opera. The season continues on February 24th with Florida Grand Opera’s rising stars. On March 24th we have University of Miami’s Frost Opera Theater and for our fourth [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Music | Read More »

Pompano HUD investigations shows serious lapses in process


From the City of Pompano Beach: Due to continued allegations of irregularities and improprieties regarding past practices of the Office of Housing and Urban Improvement (OHUI), the Pompano Beach City Commission directed City Manager Dennis Beach to initiate a forensic audit. Although a complete turn over in staff in the OHUI has occurred in the [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Latest news,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

South Florida Diversity Job Expo on October 28

WHAT:The South Florida Diversity Job Expo (Community Outreach Project) PRESENTED BY: The South Florida Employment Coalition Planning Board & DiversityJobsUSA WHEN: Thursday- October 28th, 2010 from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m WHERE: The Sheraton Suites Plantation Hotel: 311 N. University Drive Plantation, Florida 33324 EVENT COST: FREE EVENT PARKING COST: FREE THIS JOB EXPO WILL PRESENT THESE [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Latest news,Local news,Plantation | Read More »

Festival of the Flutes on Oct. 29 in Coral Springs


Premier Networking Alliance’s 7th Annual Festival of the Flutes 2010, a gala Fall Costume Ball event, will be held on Friday, October 29, at 8 p.m. (6:30 for VIP) at the Coral Springs Heron Bay Marriott Hotel.  Proceeds will benefit Lauren’s Light, Coral Springs Community Chest and Drug-Free Youth in Town (DFYIT). The event will [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Events,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

FAU Lecture to Address 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

Cross at Ground Zero

Florida Atlantic University’s department of history presents a lecture on the conspiracy theories about the September 11th attacks entitled “Enemies Within: The Conspiracy Culture of Modern America.” The prize-winning author Robert Goldberg from the University of Utah will speak on Thursday, October 28 at 2 p.m. in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Culture,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

SFWMD closes US Sugar purchase to improve Everglades


The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) closed on the purchase of land from the United States Sugar Corporationlast week, providing 26,800 acres of strategically located property south of Lake Okeechobee for Everglades restoration.  The $194 million acquisition places 42 square miles of agricultural land into public ownership for the construction of water quality improvement [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,Palm Beach,Water management | Read More »

Attorney General McCollum Announces Multistate Effort to Reign in Mortgage Servicers for Deceptive and Unfair Practices

Attorney General Bill McCollum announced last week an  on-going effort to reign in mortgage servicers and protect Floridians from  purported deceptive and unfair practices. Attorney General McCollum, along  with 48 other Attorneys General, are part of a multistate effort to stop  mortgage loan servicers from allegedly submitting affidavits or signing  notices that appear to have [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Real Estate,Tallahassee | Read More »

Davie gets AA rating from Fitch

The Town of Davie is pleased to announce that it has received the impressive rating of AA from Fitch. “Just five years ago the Town of Davie was in the midst of obvious financial mismanagement exemplified by the lateness of our annual financial reports. With dedicated attention to correcting these issues by a loyal and [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Latest news,Local news,Money | Read More »

Broward Teacher’s Union holding teacher’s protest again

From the Broward Teacher’s Union: Hundreds of teachers, parents and students will attend a Negotiations Impasse Protest and School Board Hearing at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 18 in front of Plantation High School auditorium. Union members will protest before the hearing begins to demonstrate that they will never back down from their demand to [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

Safety needs to be part of sustainability education

metal roof

That the idea of sustainability has taken off and is being embraced by almost every aspect of our lives is positive and to be encouraged however, sometimes not enough knowledge can be dangerous. For example, loading groceries into reusable bags is an excellent way to reduce the use of plastic and paper bags. Plastic bags [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Early voting starts today in Broward

Early voting starts today for the November 2 General Election on October 18 and runs through October 30. All sites will be open from Monday through Saturday. Click to read a Generic Sample Ballot for Broward County. “We are prepared to be of service to Broward voters at the 13 early voting sites scheduled for [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Elections,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

“True Blood” cast at Coconut Creek’s Seminole Casino

Lindsay Pulsiper (Crystal Norris) & Joe Manganiello (Alcide). Photo by Rachel Galvin.

By Rachel Galvin On Oct. 16, two members of the popular HBO series “True Blood” arrived to greet a long line of fans at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek to celebrate the approach of Halloween. Joe Manganiello plays Alcide, the werewolf who has been hired to protect the leading lady, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Culture,Featured,Local news,Seminole Casinos,Television | Read More »

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