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Davie Town Hall Official Drop-Off Location for Toys for Tots

The Town of Davie will participate in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program by providing an official drop-off location at Davie Town Hall located at 6591 Orange Drive and at the Davie Pine Island Multipurpose Center at 3801 South Pine Island Road.

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Holiday,Local news,Military | Read More »


Fort Lauderdale, FL – Fort Lauderdale Beach will come alive when thousands of holiday lights brighten the City’s picturesque beachfront at Light Up the Beach on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.  This year’s holiday lighting ceremony will celebrate the City’s Centennial as Fort Lauderdale [...]

November 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

8,400 square miles of Gulf waters reopen for fishing

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) cleared another 8,403 square miles of Gulf waters for fishing. The area reopened is due south of the Florida/Alabama state line extending west to the Louisiana state water line. This opening leaves just a fraction of the Gulf of Mexico closed to fishing. The area just reopened has [...]

November 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Oil | Read More »

9th Annual Old Davie Christmas

Tack up the mistletoe and trim up the tree! Santa is on his way with lots of goodies for children at the Old Davie School Historical Museum, located at 6650 Griffin Road. The 9th Annual Old Davie Christmas will take place on Sunday, December 5, 2010, from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

LIVESTRONG® Community Impact award goes to Broward Health

Broward Health was announced as a LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project award recipient.  The project, created by LIVESTRONG, the organization founded by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong to serve people affected by cancer and empower them to take action, will bring proven cancer support programs to 55 communities across the United States.  “We are [...]

November 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Health,Latest news | Read More »

Davie launches Veterans resource directory

The Housing and Community Development Department has created a veterans resource guide and service directory that can be viewed on Davie’s  Town’s website. There are a myriad of local, state, and federal services and programs available for veterans. The Housing and Community Development Department developed these resource tools to make it easier for veterans to [...]

November 12th, 2010 | Posted in Davie,Local news,Military,Real Estate | Read More »

Over 100 Broward Parks Events – December 2010


Find Yourself – At a Broward County Park December 2010 Wednesday – Friday, December 1 – 31 HOLIDAY FANTASY OF LIGHTS Tradewinds Park (Coconut Creek) For all ages 6 to 10 p.m. $10/vehicle* Mondays through Wednesdays; $13/vehicle* Thursdays through Sundays. *Cost is for 20 passengers or less. The park’s regular weekend and holiday gate entrance [...]

November 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

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 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 »

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 »

World Poker Tour Makes Stop at Seminole Hard Rock Nov. 19-22


The World Poker Tour® (WPT) will make a stop at The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino November 19 – 22. Up for grabs is a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. The $500,000 WPT Fall Poker Open Championship Event will feature a variety of levels and payoffs. There is [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Hollywood,Local news,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Fern Forest celebrates 25th anniversary on Nov 14


Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek will observe its 25th Anniversary – the park opened on November 17, 1985 – with a day of activities on Sunday, November 14. From 10 to 11 a.m. there will be a Wetland Critters family dip net activity, followed by a presentation from 11 a.m. to noon on [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Events,Families,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Davie hosting Veterans Day service


The Town of Davie in collaboration with Senior Citizen Advisory Committee Chair Bill Leibowitz will host a Veterans Day memorial service on Thursday, November 11, 2010, beginning at 10 a.m., at Veterans Park located at 5750 S.W. 39th Street in Davie. Join Davie Mayor Judy Paul, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and others as Davie [...]

November 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Events,Holiday,Local news,Military | Read More »

Ft Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler to Head Statewide Municipal Task Force


The Florida League of Cities today announced that Fort Lauderdale Mayor, John P. “Jack” Seiler will head a municipal task force that will develop an agenda to be considered by the next governor of Florida. “The Keys to the Cities Task Force” will develop a state policy agenda that will be presented to the newly elected governor, [...]

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

Broward Education Foundation elects new officers

Joseph Cobo

The Broward Education Foundation has elected new officers for the 2010-2012 Board of Directors’ term and added four new members. Joseph M. Cobo was elected chairman of the Board.  Cobo is president  & CEO of the firm Cobo, Welzien, Bowers & Company, a Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm.  He has served on the Board [...]

November 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Parkland news briefs

Election Day Tuesday, November 2nd Remember to vote. Polls are open 7:00am to 7:00pm City collecting Halloween Costumes The City of Parkland has partnered with Free Costumes for Kids and is asking residents to donate unused and old costumes to a worthy cause. From October 15 till November 12, 2010 there will be 3 boxes [...]

November 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Parkland | Read More »

Reduced hours at Main Library due to construction, budget cuts


The Broward County Main Library hours of operation changed today, Monday, November 1. The reduced operating schedule is the result of both significant construction projects as well as staff reductions due to budget-related measures. The change does not impact hours of operation at other Broward County branch or regional libraries. The Main Library is located [...]

November 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Broward schools employees school social worker of the year

Fellow school social worker Rhonda Terpak (left) congratulates School Social Worker of the Year Liliana Pardo-Posse.

Liliana Pardo-Posse, school social worker in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) North Area, has been named School Social Worker of the Year, by the Florida Association of School Social Workers.  The announcement was made at the organizationís state conference held recently in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pardo-Posse, who has served schools in the north area of [...]

November 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Schools | Read More »

BSO confiscates over 5,000 pipes, bongs at Swap Shop

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Acting on complaints from parents, the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents seized more than five thousand items of drug paraphernalia from the Swap Shop. Enforcing federal drug paraphernalia laws (U.S. Code Title 21, Section 863), the BSO Pompano Beach Selective Enforcement Team and Strategic Investigations Division and ICE agents conducted surveillance [...]

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderhill,Local news | Read More »

Replacement of Sunrise Blvd. Bridge over Middle River discussed at Nov. 4 meeting

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to be made on State Road 838 (Sunrise Blvd.) between NE 20th Ave and Middle River Drive in Fort Lauderdale.  The meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the George English Park Recreation [...]

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

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