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H1N1 in Broward – by the numbers

# People hospitalized with confirmed cases of H1N1: 82 # Broward County deaths: 11 Total vaccine allocated to Broward County: 195,000 Total doses dispensed by Broward County Health Department: 33,000 Total doses to healthcare providers, private physicians and hospitals: 71,000 Doses for schools in the next 2 weeks: 47,000 44,000 doses will be distributed in [...]

November 10th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Dania,Davie,Families,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Health,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miami,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Schools,Tamarac,Weston,cooper city,wilton manors | Read More »

Public Meetings Scheduled for Input for Comprehensive Transit Plan

Broward County Transit (BCT) has scheduled a series of public meetings to gather input on future service plans. These community meetings represent one of the three phases of the Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA), a comprehensive study and evaluation of BCT service operations. The three phases consists of service assessment, service evaluation and public participation. The [...]

November 1st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Transportation,cooper city,wilton manors | Read More »

SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training is November 21

The Broward County Emergency Management Division will host training classes for SKYWARN Storm Spotters on Saturday, November 21, at the Broward County Emergency Operations Center, 201 N.W. 84th Avenue in Plantation. The class is intended for those interested in becoming a Storm Spotter or those who are spotters and want to sharpen their skills. Classes [...]

October 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Plantation,Weather | Read More »

Libraries Host Seminars on How to Apply for Public Assistance

Broward County Libraries Division Outreach Services will present a series of seminars on applying for public assistance, such as food stamps, Medicaid, and temporary cash. The programs will offer residents the opportunity to speak directly to representatives from public and private organizations that can provide help and assistance during these troubled economic times. The seminar [...]

October 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Lauderhill,Local news,Pembroke Pines,Plantation | Read More »

Union Requests Official Inquiry: School Board to Vote on $1.2 Million Contract Following Board Member Fundraiser

School Board member Ann Murray

Broward Teachers Union leaders request district officials investigate and make public all details concerning a district contractor’s fund-raising event for School Board Member Ann Murray in late August before the school board votes Tuesday to approve a million dollar contract for the company. Broward schools continue to be the subject of a federal corruption probe [...]

October 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

FPL approved for $62 million cost recovery on nuclear plants; bills to go up (again…)

Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant

To continue investment in nuclear electric generation, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved cost recovery amounts for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and Progress Energy Florida (PEF) related to construction of planned nuclear generating plants and uprates of existing generating units.  Costs will be recovered through the capacity cost recovery charge on [...]

October 16th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,Miami,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Tallahassee,Weston,cooper city,wilton manors | Read More »

Health officials releasing details on H1N1 vaccine Friday

Public health officials in South Florida are gathering Friday to let the public know the official plan to distribute the H1N1 vaccine. On Friday afternoon, Paula Thaqi, M.D., M.P.H., Broward County Health Department Director, Lillian Rivera, R.N., M.S.N., PhD, Miami-Dade County Health Department Administrator, Bob Eadie, J.D., Monroe County Health Department Administrator and Alina Alonso, [...]

October 13th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Environmental,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Health,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,Miami,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Sunrise,Weston,cooper city,wilton manors | Read More »

Halloween events in Broward

KIDS _Halloween 2009_4b

CLICK HERE FOR 2010 Coconut Creek GHOSTS AND GOBLINS FAMILY FUN NIGHT Fern Forest Nature Center For ages 2 to 11 accompanied by an adult 6 to 8 p.m. , Oct. 30 Free (nominal fee for crafts and photographs). Activities include a costume contest, games and prizes, arts and crafts (nominal fee), photos in the [...]

October 9th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Culture,Dania,Davie,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news,Miramar,Music,Oakland Park,Plantation,Seminole Casinos,Sunrise | Read More »

Private antique collection from Civil War on displayed during children’s fundraiser Oct. 10


Tour the “Our Backyard Museum,” a private antique collection of Americana from Civil War through World War II. On Saturday night, the Big Bike Riders Children’s Foundation of Florida is hosting the 2nd Annual Celebration of  Smiles Party on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. The event at Our Backyard Museum (www.ourbackyardmuseum.com) is expected [...]

October 9th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Health,Local news,Music,Non-profit organizations,Plantation | Read More »

Broward park events in October

Thursday, October 1 FRIENDS OF THE ANNE KOLB NATURE CENTER MEETING Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park (Hollywood) For ages 13 and up 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Monthly volunteer meeting. For more information, call the nature center at Accessible from Broward County Transit Route #12. MANGROVE ADVENTURE HIKE Anne Kolb Nature [...]

October 8th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Culture,Dania,Davie,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,Miramar,Music,Oakland Park,Parkland,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Sunrise,Weston,cooper city,wilton manors | Read More »

South Plantation High teacher gets statewide environmental award

South Plantation High School’s Allan Phipps learned that he is the recipient of the Governor’s Serve to Preserve: Green Award. Phipps is an advanced placement environmental science and senior research teacher. The awards recognize efforts in creating healthy, efficient and productive places for learning. The announcement was made by Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael [...]

October 8th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »


Free and reduced price meal benefits from the 2008/09 school year will expire on Wednesday, October 7, 2009.  As of October 7, 2009, children will no longer receive meal benefits based on last year’s eligibility status. Families that qualified for benefits last year must complete and submit a new application to be eligible for benefits [...]

October 6th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Parkland,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Schools,Sunrise,Weston,cooper city,wilton manors | Read More »

South Plantation students to get congressional recognition for environmental science program


On Monday, Oct 5, Congressman Ron Klein (FL-22) will present South Plantation High’s  nationally recognized energy program with a Congressional Recognition Award. He will honor students for their energy efficient efforts and proactive approach toward the environment. Congressman Klein also will tour South Plantation High’s Environmental Science Magnet program and meet with students about their [...]

October 4th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,National politics,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

Broward park hours changing due to budget cuts

Map of where the parks are in Broward County

Please be advised that effective October 1, 2009, Broward County regional parks, nature centers, and natural areas will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays* due to Fiscal Year 2010 budget reductions. The following four County parks, however, will continue to be open daily:** Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill; Markham Park, [...]

October 1st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Culture,Dania,Davie,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Parkland,Plantation,Recreation,Sports,Sunrise,Weston,wilton manors | Read More »

Police doing extra road enforcement in Plantation, I-95, 5-10 pm Sept. 29

The Broward Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol and numerous police agencies from Broward County are approaching the one year mark of Operation “BAD” (Blitz on Aggressive Drivers) with continued operations on Tuesday, September 29th from 5 – 10 p.m. They will concentrate on streets in the city of Plantation and Interstate 95 throughout Broward County. [...]

September 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fire/police,Local news,Plantation | Read More »

Dine out in Fort Lauderdale on the cheap in October

Your entrée into Greater Fort Lauderdale’s gourmet scene October 1-November 12, 2009 Join us for the most tasteful event of the season, as American Express presents Dine Out Lauderdale, a six-week celebration of the area’s top restaurants, chefs and cuisine. From October 1 through November 12, a selection of Greater Fort Lauderdale restaurants are offering specially-created, three-course menus at a [...]

September 20th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Dania,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Lauderdale by the Sea,Plantation,Taste Broward,Weston,wilton manors | Read More »

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