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America Recycles Day November 13, 2010

“I Recycle” is the theme of Keep America Beautiful’s 2010 America Recycles Day (ARD), which takes place on November 15. Millions of Americans have pledged to increase their recycling habits at home and at work over the 13-year history of ARD, a nationally-recognized initiative dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home, at work, [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Emerging Green,Environmental,Local news,marine | Read More »

All Broward Schools on lockdown

UPDATE: Broward County Public Schools lockdown has been lifted. All after school activities have been canceled. All Aftercare programs are intact.   @ 1:56pm All Broward County schools have been placed on an emergency lockdown after police in Pembroke Pines received a threat. The lockdown began around 8:45 a.m. after a local radio station received a [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Latest news,Local news,Schools | Read More »


Tamarac, Florida – The City of Tamarac invites the public to join us in honoring our nation’s heroes this Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The Ceremony will start at 10:30 am at Tamarac’s Veteran’s Memorial Park, located at 7825 Southgate Boulevard, Tamarac (the Northwest corner of University Drive and Southgate Boulevard).

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Military,Music,Tamarac | Read More »


TALLAHASSEE, FL—Attorney General Bill McCollum today issued a consumer advisory following the arrest of David Lewalski for his alleged involvement in Botfly, a $30 million investment fraud scheme.  Lewalski was detained by the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) last Thursday. “I am pleased that David Lewalski has been arrested for his alleged role in the [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Tallahassee | Read More »

New Water and Fire Damage Restoration Business Opens to Serve Ft. Lauderdale

Daniel Rizzi is the owner of Rainbow International of Broward County. His business offers water, fire, smoke and mold damage cleanup and restoration services as well as carpet, grout and tile cleaning. Communities served include Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Davie, Cooper City, Pembroke Pines and Weston.

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Business,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,New businesses,Pembroke Pines,Weston,cooper city | Read More »


DEERFIELD BEACH, FL — The Florida East Coast (FEC) railroad crossing on State Road 810/Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach will be closed to all eastbound and westbound vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 6 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials report.

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Deerfield Beach,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Program Opens for Public Comment

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) opened up today, November 8, 2010 the proposed update to the LEED green building rating system for its first public comment.  The public comment period, which will close on December 31, 2010, is the next step in the continuous improvement process and the on-going development cycle of the LEED [...]

November 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Federal Government,Local news | Read More »

2010 Run Wild for the Environment in Fort Lauderdale

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Register for the 2010 Run/Walk Wild Event and have a tree planted in your name. The Kids Ecology Corps has pledged to plant a tree for each person who registers for the 2010 Run/Walk Wild for the Environment Event November 21st in Snyder Park, Fort Lauderdale. Trees planted so far, 50, be number 51! Mix 1 [...]

November 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Annual Cranberry Jam kicks off Thanksgiving weekend


This annual Thanksgiving bash starts off the long weekend the right way every year with live music, free beer and specialty drinks (6-9pm). There will also be food from local restaurants competing in the Taste of the Village competition decided by celebrity judges, raffles, giveaways, 2 drink tickets if you arrive after 9pm, and more surprises! [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Broward Teacher’s Union reject negotiations agreement

From the Broward Teacher’s Union office: For the first time in the 40 year history of the Broward Teachers Union negotiating contracts with the School Board of Broward County, instructional staff for Broward schools overwhelmingly voted down a negotiations agreement for the 2009-2010 school year 93 percent to 7 percent after board members recently imposed [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Santa arrives in a Coral Springs parade Nov.13

Happy Christmas Santa. Isolated over white background

Santa Claus will be sleighing into Coral Square Mall South Florida-style on Saturday, November 13 at 4 p.m. to usher in the holiday season. His arrival marks a fun-filled season of spectacular shopping and special events. The holly, jolly fellow will be perched atop Coral Springs Fire Department’s shiny red fire truck and will be [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Events,Families,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Two school boundary meetings Monday Nov. 8 and 15

Two meetings will be hosted by Broward County Public Schools to provide information and allow input on potential boundary changes for 2011-12. The Superintendent’s initial boundary recommendations, along with detailed scenario maps and rationales, will be presented and discussed. Community members are encouraged to provide input. The same materials will be discussed at both events. Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

Tamarac Parks and Recreation wins two awards


The City of Tamarac’s Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded two statewide awards by the Florida Recreation and Park Association (FRPA), a statewide non-profit organization representing local government parks and recreation interests in the State of Florida. The first award is for Media Excellence in the Audio Visual/Electronic Media category. Tamarac won in this [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

Sixty e-textbooks available to Broward students, parents, teachers

Sixty electronic textbooks (e-textbooks) are available to Broward students, parents and teachers online through the District’s Broward Enterprise Education Portal (BEEP). The District’s e-textbook initiative began in 2006 with K-12 science textbooks and has grown with each district-wide textbook adoption since then.  A full-complement of e-textbooks is available for courses with district-wide adoptions in mathematics, [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Schools,Technology | Read More »

How healthy is your child’s packed lunch?

Homemade granola bars make a healthy mid-morning snack. Find the recipe at loveyourraisins.com.

(NewsUSA) – Every time you pack your kids’ lunches, you have an opportunity to give them a fun, healthy meal. Are you making the most of it? Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD and Liz Weiss, MS, RD, authors of the book “No Whine with Dinner,” along with the California Raisin Marketing Board, offer the following [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Taste Broward | Read More »

Tickets Now On Sale for A Streetcar Named Desire

Actors Community Theatre (ACT) of Davie proudly present, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, directed by Jack Annunziata. Tennessee Williams’ sordid drama of lust and madness takes place in the New Orleans French Quarter. Blanche, a former Southern Belle, down on her luck, comes to live with her sister, Stella. Tennessee Williams’ play reveals [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Latest news,Local news,Theater | Read More »

Flagler Village Community Garden looking for gardeners


The Flagler Village Community Garden is a community collaboration, acting under the umbrella of the Flagler Village Civic Association. This is planned to be a temporary project on vacant land that is for sale, but laying fallow in the current market. The property owner, Charlie Ladd, has been very accommodating in allowing this type of [...]

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

New Community Bus Service in Ft. Lauderdale


The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) / Tri-Rail, has partnered with the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (TMA) to provide a free community bus service for the City of Fort Lauderdale.  The “Tri-Rail Northwest Community Link” will provide service to Tri-Rail’s Fort Lauderdale Station, BCT’s Broward Central Terminal, and to the communities of [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

New River Greenway Now Open for Recreation


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has officially turned over the New River Greenway to Broward County, the first segment of a planned countywide network of safe and clean bicycle, pedestrian paths, nature trails and waterways. Residents can now recreate along the greenway that parallels I-595 from 136th Avenue to University Drive in Plantation. The [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Broward Schools gets dropout prevention grant

The District’s Student Services Department has been awarded approximately $5.2 million, over five years, from the High School Graduation Initiative through the U.S. Department of Education.  The funds will be used to support effective, sustainable and coordinated dropout prevention and re-entry programs at Boyd H. Anderson and Plantation high schools. The grant was awarded in [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Lauderhill,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

3-D Pop Artist Charles Fazzino exhibit for Ft Lauderdale Centennial Celebration


The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale will showcase 3-D Pop Artist Charles Fazzino’s exhibition entitled “Faces of Fort Lauderdale” from Dec. 9, 2010-Jan. 9, 2011 (Lobby Section of the Museum).  The exhibition celebrates the 2011 City of Fort Lauderdale Centennial Celebration and Charles Fazzino’s role as the Official Centennial Artist. Charles Fazzino has become [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Culture,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Whole Foods Market Receives EPA Green Power Partner of the Year Award

Whole Foods recycling

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Whole Foods Market of Austin, Texas, as a Green Power Partner of the Year for its achievement in using green power, helping grow the nation’s voluntary green power market and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Presented with a Green Power Leadership Award,it was presented on October 20, 2010 during the annual [...]

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

3rd Annual Social Innovation Awards Deadline – November 15th, 2010


The deadline for applications to the 3rd Annual Social Innovation Awards is less than a month away on November 15th, 2010. This international awards program recognizes companies implementing groundbreaking strategies and programs that drive social and environmental innovation and responsibility. To request an application, please email or learn more at www.socialinnovationawards.com. Award winners will [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Local news | Read More »

Economy, Energy and Environment Initiative supports manufacturing


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on October 20, joined the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor in signing a Memorandum of Understanding in support of the Economy, Energy and Environment Initiative. The goal of this effort, known more commonly as [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Federal Government,Local news | Read More »

Pompano Chamber’s 28th Annual Golf Tournament Nov. 13


The Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce is holding its 28th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, November 13 at the Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course, 1101 N. Federal Highway. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on the Pines Course. The Scramble Format tournament is open to the public for a fun [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Pompano Beach,Recreation,Sports | Read More »

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