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Two more dogs-only events added to Broward’s K-9 Splash Series


Broward County Parks and Recreation presents the K-9 Splash Series, for dogs ages 4 months and up, at the water parks at three regional parks: Castaway Island at T.Y. Park in Hollywood (October 23 and 24), Paradise Cove at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines (October 30 and 31 AND November 13 and 14), and [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Deerfield Beach,Events,Families,Hollywood,Local news,Pembroke Pines | Read More »

Radio Disney Brings “3 Minute Game” to Coral Square Mall


Radio Disney will be hosting the popular “3 Minute Game Show” as seen on the Disney Channel at Coral Square Mall on Sunday, October 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. The trivia challenge, which will be held at Center Court, is a fast-paced, fun-filled game that is touring this fall at 35 malls owned by [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Culture,Events,Families,Local news | Read More »

Broward Schools, local teacher honored for environmental efforts

Broward County Public Schools Environmental website and South Plantation High School teacher Pamela Krauss have each received the prestigious 2010 Governor’s Serve to Preserve: Green School Award.  Winners received a trophy and $1,500. The District was honored for its interactive, environmental website “Live Green, Learn Green” (www.BrowardSchoolsGoGreen.com). Krauss was selected for a “Green Waterwise” project. [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,Schools | Read More »

EPA allows for 15% ethanol mix in fuel


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today, October 13, 2010 waived a limitation on selling fuel that is more than 10 percent ethanol for model year 2007 and newer cars and light trucks. The waiver applies to fuel that contains up to 15 percent ethanol – known as E15 – and only to model year 2007 [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Federal Government,Local news | Read More »

October busy month for Audubon Society in Florida


A preserve bird walk is planned in Plantation, Florida on Saturday, October 23 begining at 4pm. Enjoy a leisurely walk through unique everglades on the linear trail, close to sunset, when bird activity is lively. Guided by birding expert Barbara Dewitt, she will lead the three-mile walk and help identify species. This activity is a partnership [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Local news,Plantation | Read More »

SFWMD, USDA agree on operation of “Bug Nursery” in Davie

Caterpillars of the brown lygodium moth (left) feed on invasive Old World climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum), which can completely cover and shade out native plants.

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board today approved a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) to operate and manage a science facility to raise insects for use as biological controls. These insects will be used to control the spread of invasive exotic plant species, such as [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Davie,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

12-year-old shot in face dies; teen suspect gets new charges

Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti shows the cache of weapons Jose Torres had under his bed.

A 12-year-old boy shot earlier this week has died from his injuries, and the 17-year-old suspect now faces new charges. Broward Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit detectives were informed that Anthony Alejandre, 12, was declared dead at 2:30 p.m. today, Friday, at Broward General Medical Center. On Monday, October 11, BSO deputies responded to the shooting [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Deerfield Beach,Local news | Read More »

Take Stock in Children gets $1 million matching donation

Take Stock in Children, a statewide non-profit organization with a 15 year history of working to help low-income and at-risk teenagers break the cycle of poverty by providing scholarships, mentors and hope for children, announced a major $1 million donation from the Helios Education Foundation at a special event attended by more than 300 Florida [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Schools | Read More »

Broward County Sports Hall of Fame Inducts 2010 Class of All-Stars

Notre Dame’s all-time leading rusher, three accomplished rodeo brothers, a former Florida Panthers star goal tender, a top-rated female golfer, and one of Florida State University’s unsurpassed great quarterbacks, head up the 2010 Broward County Sports Hall of Fame, presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Sports Development office. These seven greats [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Sports | Read More »

Pompano Beach to be Certified as Community Wildlife Habitat

Leading a nationwide trend in community concern for habitat loss, the community of Pompano Beach will be officially designated a Community Wildlife Habitat, the 42nd in the country and the seventh community in Florida to receive this honor. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) commends the dedicated residents of Pompano Beach and the Go Wild! Team [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Environmental,Latest news,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Broward commissioners FINALLY pass budget

From the Broward Commission Public Information Office: The Broward County Board of County Commissioners has reached an agreement and finalized the Fiscal Year 2011 budget after three budget hearings, many workshops and going past the deadline to approve the budget by a week.   The property tax millage rate is set at 5.553. Budget documents can [...]

October 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Asteroid 2010 TD54 paid Earth a visit today

A newly discovered asteroid named 2010TD54, paid Earth a visit today as it took a trek between us and the moon. Amateur astronomer Patrick Wiggins photographed the flyby early this morning using a 14-inch Celestron telescope.

October 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Space,Technology | Read More »

Dog days at Broward water parks


WHAT: Broward County Parks and Recreation presents the K-9 Splash Series, for dogs ages 4 months and up, at the water parks at three regional parks: Castaway Island at T.Y. Park in Hollywood (October 23 and 24), Paradise Cove at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines (October 30 and 31), and Splash Adventure at Quiet [...]

October 11th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Amendment 4 Informational Forum in Hollywood Oct. 13

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 The Hollywood Lakes Civic Association (HLSCA) in partnership with the Hollywood Hills Civic Association (HHCA) will host a Forum on the upcoming statewide ballot question, Amendment 4. Amendment 4 would require city or county land use or comprehensive plan changes to go before the voters at an upcoming election. Participating in [...]

October 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Elections,Hollywood,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Mammo-Palooza at Broward Health this week


In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Broward Health is urging women to get a mammogram during its second annual Mammo-Palooza week, starting Oct. 11. Broward Health expects to screen more than 1,200 women in just five days – that’s more than four times what the health system would normally screen during any given week. [...]

October 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Weston | Read More »

1st Annual eight day Halloween Fest at Snyder Park in Ft Lauderdale

Click here to enter our Halloween Costume Contest. Post your best pics of Halloweens past to win a four-pack of to the Halloween Festival at Snyder Park. During a Severe Tropical Storm, a top secret cargo plane laden with barrels of experimental toxic chemicals overshot the Fort Lauderdale runway and disintegrated into the nearby woods [...]

October 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Latest news,Local news,Music | Read More »

Casting call for Adam Sandler, Al Pacino film shooting in Ft. Lauderdale

WHAT:    Sande Alessi Casting, the Los Angeles based casting directors of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Glee,” “The Social Network” and hundreds of other blockbuster films, will be holding an open casting call for extras for the new film “Jack & Jill” starring Adam Sandler and Al Pacino filming in Greater Fort Lauderdale November 2010. Katie [...]

October 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Film,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Broward Schools hires 487 teachers to meet class size

Nearly 1,000 pre-registered candidates attended the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Teacher Job Fair on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. The event resulted in hiring 487 new teachers of the 502 elementary and 472 secondary aspiring teachers attending. By State law, the District must meet mandatory class size reduction requirements or face stiff penalties.  The cap [...]

October 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Global Work Party Day for climate change Sunday, Oct. 10

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Following my tradition started from last year, I will be participating along with other members and supporters of 350.org, a Fort Lauderdale Global Work Party Day event hosted by 350.org. On Oct. 10, almost 7,000 events will take place in 188 countries showing action against climate change. Visit www.350.org for more on the international movement. Locally,I [...]

October 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Still no budget for Broward County

Stuck in a stalemate position, Broward commissioners still can’t finalize a budget, even at the potential risk of losing $80 million dollars. As part of an annual process, Broward Commissioners are required to pass a budget annually in September to start on Oct. 1, the official beginning of the new fiscal year. However, Oct. 1 [...]

October 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Broward bus routes changing October 31

Beginning Sunday, October 31, 2010, Broward County Transit (BCT) will make the following bus service changes: • Route 1 Frequency increased on Saturday from 30 to 20 minutes • Route 2 Frequency reduced from 40 minutes to 60 minutes on Saturday • Route 3 Route eliminated • Route 4 Discontinue Saturday and weekday service after [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Coral Springs hosting candidate forum Oct. 6

The public is encouraged to attend an upcoming Candidate Forum where they will have a chance to hear municipal, Florida Legislature and Broward County School Board District 4 candidates as they engage in a discussion at the Coral Springs Charter School Auditorium on Wednesday, October 6 at 7 p.m.  This free event is sponsored by [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Elections,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Klein Introduces Bill on Corporate Responsibility, Holocaust Accountability

Congressman Ron Klein (FL-22) announced last week that he will introduce legislation demanding corporate responsibility from companies that had a role in the Nazi Holocaust. Congressman Klein’s legislation, developed with the help of Holocaust survivors and their families, is in direct response to controversial high-speed rail projects pending in Florida and California. In both states, [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Tax increase still equals budget cuts in Broward; final budget approved tomorrow

The Broward County Commission has approved a tentative budget for FY 2011 that cuts nearly $80 million dollars and sets the millage rate at 5.598.  The vast majority of Broward County property owners will see a $141 reduction in the County portion of their tax bill.  Roughly 35% of Broward homeowners will see an increase [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Coral Springs firefighters to wear pink

To recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, members of the Coral Springs Fire Department will wear a special uniform during October. The uniform will feature pink medical gloves and a pink shirt with the ribbon located inside the Maltese cross as a symbol of support to our community and to any person affected by this disease. “Pink represents hope for all forms [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Health,Latest news,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

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