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MR. POTATO HEAD Exhibit open untill May 15th 2011

Spud Overboard

The call has gone out and families throughout South Florida won’t want to miss The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEADTM, a new interactive exhibit that will debut at the Miami Children’s Museum on January 22nd. Sponsored by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, the exhibit is scheduled to run through May 15th at Museum’s Watson Island location.

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami | Read More »

2011 Decomedian Contest – hosted by IMPROV and DECO DRIVE


Do you think you’ve got what it takes to make it as a comedian? Then come out for the SBCF 2011 Decomedian Contest hosted by the IMPROV and DECO DRIVE! The 6th Annual South Beach Comedy Festival once again teams up with the IMPROV Comedy Club to find the funniest talent in South Florida for [...]

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami | 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 »

Six amendments on Florida’s Nov. 2 election ballot

Amendment #1: Repeal of public campaign financing requirement.  This amendment passed during the 2009 Legislative Session by a vote of 80-34. Miami Herald writes a good explanation of the issue. Link to full Amendment 1 detail. Amendment #2: Homestead ad valorem tax credit for deployed military personnel. The Florida Legislature passed the proposal in May [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Elections,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach,Tallahassee | Read More »

Halloween events in Broward 2010

Snyder Park Halloween Poster Family

This is a work in progress, so check back regularly as events are added to this list! Email Halloween/Fall festival events to . 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. Coconut Creek Halloween Business Expo [...]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Deerfield Beach,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miami,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Southwest Ranches,Sunrise,Tallahassee,Tamarac,West Park,Weston,cooper city,margate,wilton manors | Read More »

FPL customers to pay for proposed nuclear plants

greenwashing cartoon(E)

FPL is moving ahead with its plans to build two new nuclear power plants at Turkey Point. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been seeking public input into this process. By a 3 to 2 vote on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a stipulation between the parties regarding Florida Power & Light [...]

September 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,FPL,Miami | 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 »

NOAA watching tropical wave near Dominican

Computer models July 20, 8 p.m. of potential Tropical Storm Bonnie

Alerts are being issued for a potential tropical storm that could potentially go anywhere from as far south as the tip of Cuba to the center of Florida. Currently the wave, described as “vigorous” by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), is producing a large number of storms and conditions are such that there is [...]

July 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Hurricane season,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach,Weather | Read More »

Proposed nuclear plants at Turkey Point, NRC accepting public comments til Aug. 16

Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant

FPL has filed an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) proposing to add two more nuclear units 6 and 7 at Turkey Point. These would be in addition to the five units that are already there; units 1, 2, and 5 which run on fossil fuels and units 3 and 4 which are nuclear. [...]

July 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,FPL,Health,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant public hearings this week: Speak your mind

Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant

Thursday, July 15, 2010 the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct two public scoping meetings regarding the Turkey Point nuclear power plant combined license application for Units 6 and 7. There will be two open house(s): 12:00 – 1:00pm and 6:00 – 7:00 pm. at the Homestead YMCA, 1034 Northeast 8th. Street, Homestead, Florida. Staff [...]

July 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,FPL,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Broward derby team heading to flugtag reality TV show

Gold Coast Derby Girls

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No. It’s a giant roller skate with wings flying off the back of a ramp. Sounds like a cartoon, but this giant roller skate was only one of 34 teams that created a flying craft for the Red Bull Flugtag Miami 2010 in Bayfront Park Saturday. Over 80,000 people [...]

July 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Sports | Read More »

NOAA gives 60-80% chance of oil reaching South Florida

Percent of Spill Scenarios that will cause a dull sheen in a given grid as of Day 120 for a 33,000 barrels/day release for 90 days. Source: NOAA

NOAA has used modeling of historical wind and ocean currents to project the likelihood that surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill will impact additional U.S. coastline. This modeling, part of NOAA’s comprehensive response to the unprecedented Gulf oil disaster, can help guide the ongoing preparedness, response and cleanup efforts.

July 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Oil,Palm Beach | Read More »

Southeast Florida Counties Call for Action on Oil Disaster

George Nugent, Monroe County, Kristen Jacobs, Broward County, Katy Sorenson, Miami-Dade and Shelly Vana, Palm Beach County, finished signing the resolution to work together on combatting climate change.

We have all come to realize that unless we take action on a local, state and federal level, the possibility of another Deepwater Horizon rig accident happening is all too possible. The Broward League of Cities recently passed a resolution opposing offshore oil drilling along with several local cities that have already done the same. [...]

June 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach | Read More »

Miami man killed in Afghanistan

AP Photo/Steve Ruark: A Navy carry team carries a transfer case containing the remains of Seaman William F. Ortega Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

South Florida residents can mourn the loss of yet another local soldier who died supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

June 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Military | Read More »

First potential tropical storm popping up in Atlantic

Current satellite view of Invest 92

Well, Floridians, our summer of watching weather has begun as the National Hurricane Center reports its first area of low pressure with a 60 percent chance of turning into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours.

June 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Hurricane season,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach | Read More »

PSC Orders $13.8 Million Refund for FPL Customers


TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a refund of more than $13.8 million for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) customers for replacement power costs attributable to a 2008 outage. 

June 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,FPL,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Tallahassee | Read More »

DOD Identifies Army Casualty from Miami

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Amilcar H. Gonzalez, 26, of Miami, Fla., died May 21 in Ash Shura, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, [...]

May 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Amtrak inspecting FEC Railway for passenger rail

Governor Charlie Crist on Sunday noted Amtrak’s 326-mile, one-way inspection trip of the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) from Miami to Jacksonville.  The trip will help local and state officials evaluate the feasibility of returning passenger rail service along the Florida East Coast Railway. The inspection trip represents only the second time a passenger train [...]

May 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach,Tallahassee,Transportation | Read More »

FBI looks for bank robbers Plantation, Miramar, Miami thefts


The FBI is releasing photographs from a bank robbery that took place on Monday, April 12, 2010 at Eastern Financial Federal Credit Union, 2500 S. University Drive, Miramar, Florida at around 10:30 a.m. Three robbers walked into the bank armed with handguns and initiated a takeover style bank robbery. They ordered the customers and employees [...]

April 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Miramar,Plantation | Read More »

The Mafia – Three men were arrested on charges of obstruction of justice and money laundering

Three Florida men were arrested today on charges including obstruction of justice and money laundering as part of a joint U.S. and Italian law enforcement action, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division.

March 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Federal Government,Local news,Miami | Read More »



TALLAHASSEE, FL. – Legislators from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties came together yesterday to form the Florida Legislative Haiti Relief Task Force. The group, appointed by the respective county Delegation Chairs, will provide guidance and oversight to the State of Florida’s jurisdictional response to the earthquake which devastated the neighboring island nation in January.

March 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach | Read More »

Wasserman-Schultz reflects on stimulus package one year later

From the office of U.S. Congress Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. On the anniversary of the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (commonly referred to as the Stimulus), it is time to take stock of its impact on Florida and our nation as a whole. One year in, the evidence is clear – and growing [...]

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach | Read More »

Wizard of Oz exhibit at Miami Children’s Museum


We’re off to see The Wizard of Oz, as Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) hosts the debut of the first-ever, licensed traveling educational exhibit based on the beloved movie classic. The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibit opened in January and runs through May 2010. Created by MCM and licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this [...]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami | Read More »


noaa regular logo

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue units are reporting some local roadways flooded in Weston, in the vicinity of Weston Hills Dr. and Royal Palm Blvd. There are also some cars stalled out due to the flooding in the same area. Units are also on scene at a home located at 1208 Manor Dr. South, where a [...]

February 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Local news,Miami,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Pembroke Pines,Weston,cooper city | Read More »

Florida Joins Federal, Multistate Efforts to Protect Consumers in Merger of Ticket Conglomerates

From Attorney General’s Office: Attorney General Bill McCollum announced Monday that  Florida and 16 other attorneys general have joined the U.S. Department of  Justice in an effort to protect consumers regarding the pending merger of  Ticketmaster and Live Nation. As a result of the states’ and federal  government’s efforts,

January 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Music | Read More »

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