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Miramar needs IRS volunteers for 2011 tax season

The City of Miramar and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are now  looking for special volunteers to assist taxpayers in the area of preparing simple tax returns and filing tax returns electronically. Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program volunteers assist low-income individuals who cannot afford the services of a paid professional tax preparer [...]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Miramar,Money | Read More »

Ft. Lauderdale police investigating train bridge accident

The Fort Lauderdale Police is currently investigating an incident where two males fell from a bridge on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at approximately 1:45 A.M.  The initial incident took place at 320 Southwest 2 Avenue, on the railway bridge that runs over the New River. The Police Department received a telephone call from a person [...]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale doctor pleads guilty in federal corruption charges

A Florida physician plead guilty on Dec. 9, 2010, in U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale,  for his role in a fraud scheme involving lobbying and fund raising for political candidates and organizations, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. Alan D. Mendelsohn, 52, of Broward County, Fla., pleaded guilty today [...]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Ethics in Broward,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Cold weather emergency declared for Broward; shelters open

The National Weather Service forecasts low temperatures, including wind chill, in the high 30s to mid-40s for Sunday, December 12, through Tuesday morning, December 14, for Broward County. As a result of this forecast, Broward County has declared a cold weather emergency for Sunday night, from 6:30 p.m. ending at 7 a.m. Monday morning; and Monday night, from [...]

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

World’s largest guitar smash to beat world record at Hard Rock

In celebration of the grand opening of Winner’s Way Parking Garage on December 15, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will create an unprecedented  and spectacular ceremonial guitar smash of 2,400 acoustic guitars, which are not “musician quality.”  The event will be documented and recorded for the Guinness Book of World Records as the [...]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Latest news,Local news,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Clydey Foundation kicking off Winterfest Boat Parade


It’ll be a doggone good time on Saturday, December 11 as friends of the Clydey Foundation, pet lovers and community members partake in Winterfest and cruise aboard “The Caprice,” the Official Centennial Showboat in the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest 2010 Boat Parade benefiting The Clydey Foundation. In celebration of the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Centennial, [...]

December 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Community service day in Fort Lauderdale with Kids Ecology Corps


Take a nature walk, learn plant identification and participate in removal of exotic invasive plants or plant trees at beautiful Snyder Park. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult Release forms need to be signed in advance. E-mail to register and receive the form. When Sat.  Dec. 11   9am – 12pm Eastern Time Where Snyder [...]

December 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Families,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Davie hosting green fair Dec. 11

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The Town of Davie will be sponsoring a Green Fair on Saturday, December 11 that will provide an exciting opportunity to discover new green products, reduce your carbon footprint and learn to live a healthier lifestyle. In addition to vendors, representatives from the town’s Green Environmental Energy Committee will also be on hand to catch [...]

December 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Emerging Green,Families,Local news | Read More »

Free Self-Defense Classes begin January 4

The Coral Springs Police Department is offering a self-defense program for women over the age of 13. RAD classes are free and are offered at the Coral Springs Public Safety Building. Upcoming classes will be held for four consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting January 4.

December 7th, 2010 | Posted in Coral Springs,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Miramar Man Arrested and Charged in Armed Bank Robbery

Jesse Gregg, 26, of Miramar, (photo unavailable) was arrested without incident yesterday evening by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with an armed bank robbery. On November 23, 2010 Gregg was charged in a criminal complaint with armed bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2113(a) and 2113(d), and with [...]

December 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Miami,Miramar | Read More »

Holiday Pop-Up Book Story Time at the Museum of Art

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Remember the beloved Holiday pop-up books of your childhood? Remember how with each turn of the page a world of three-dimensional beauty would fill your eyes with warmth, color and delight? Share that experience again with your children or grandchildren for FREE with paid Museum admission on Saturday, December 12, 2010 at 2 pm at the [...]

December 7th, 2010 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Families,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Salvation Army NEEDS blankets for homeless shelter tonight

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The Salvation Army of Broward County, 1445 West Broward Blvd. will open their doors to homeless people who need a place to stay during the cold weather.  Food and hot beverages will be served. Doors will open today at 5:00 pm On a normal night, the Salvation Army provides shelter for 160 people. According to [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Annual Broward Schools Magnet Program Showcase Dec. 8

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will hold its annual Showcase on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 5 – 9 p.m.  Students and their parents are invited to this free event at Broward County Convention Center (1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) to preview the wide variety of innovative programs available in Broward’s public schools.  Representatives from [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Check toy recall list before holiday shopping for kids

Attorney General Bill McCollum issued a consumer  advisory urging parents to check toy recall lists before shopping for  their children’s holiday presents. According to the U.S. Consumer Product  Safety Commission, many toys have been recalled this year due to safety  hazards, most due to toxic levels of lead or lead paint or choking  hazards. “Parents [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Davie police opens new gun-range training facility

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The Town of Davie Police Department recently had a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open its new gun range training facility located at 1230 South Nob Hill Road. Police Chief Patrick Lynn along with his command staff conducted tours and answered questions for visitors. “The new training facility is an important new addition to the [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Penn & Teller at Hard Rock Casino

Multi-talented magicians and entertainers Penn & Teller will set the stage for a fun, magical and interactive  evening at  Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino February 4 & 5, 2011 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, December 1 at 1 p.m. They defy labels, and at times, good [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Enjoy a Fun, Kid-Friendly Recipe


(NewsUSA) – Cooking with kids can be a challenge, but there’s no need to tackle hollandaise or souffles. When looking for a kid-friendly recipe, choose something that’s simple and hands-on. For example, the following recipe for Texas Reds in a Blanket involves spreading cream cheese, folding refrigerated crescent roll dough and sprinkling cinnamon sugar, giving [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Taste Broward | Read More »

Frankie Valli and Four Seasons returns to Hard Rock February

Frankie Valli

The legendary Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is back for an encore at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on February 16 at 8.p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 3 at noon. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Broward County News Briefs

Five Broward County Commissioners Take Office Three newly elected Broward County Commissioners and two incumbent Commissioners were officially sworn in to office November 16. Incumbent Commissioners reelected and sworn in were Sue Gunzburger, District 6, and Kristin Jacobs, District 2. Newly elected Commissioners sworn in were Chip LaMarca, elected to represent District 4; Barbara Sharief, [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Families,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Six Broward Schools staff named finalists in School-Related Employee of Year

Six employees of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) have been named as finalists for Broward’s School-Related Employee of the Year 2010/11, and will be honored at a breakfast and ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 8:30 a.m., at the Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84 in Davie. BCPS employees are nominated by their peers [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Schools | Read More »

SFRTA Launches Two New Free Tri-Rail Shuttles

New Routes to Operate Out of Lake Worth and Fort Lauderdale Stations The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) announced that it will begin running two new free Tri-Rail Shuttles starting next week. The shuttles will serve the Lake Worth and Fort Lauderdale Tri-Rail stations. Both new routes will begin Monday, December 6, 2010. The [...]

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

Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance launches new campaign to lure new headquarters to area

After defining the requirements for a successful branding and business marketing campaign for Broward County with leading site location industry consultants, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance has launched a new brand and national/international advertising campaign. “The CEO Council of the Alliance began this effort nearly two years ago to determine how to most effectively market [...]

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

Holiday news, events in Coral Springs


A “Magical Holiday Parade” on December 15 The City’s annual Holiday Parade is set for Wednesday, December 15 at 7 p.m. and will feature decorated floats and other entries with a magic theme. The floats will proceed along Sample Road from Coral Springs Drive to City Hall. Traditionally, the parade draws thousands of spectators and [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Culture,Events,Families,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Hate crimes down in Florida says report

Attorney General Bill McCollum recently released the 2009  Florida Hate Crimes Report, which indicates that reported hate crimes in  Florida are at their lowest level since 1990. During the 2009 calendar  year, 148 hate crimes were reported by law enforcement agencies, well  below the annual average of 262 reported hate crime incidents since  reporting began [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

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