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99 cent burglars left with chump change; with video

Two smash-and-grab burglars used a cement parking stone to break the glass front door of a Lauderdale Lakes dollar store Tuesday morning and walked out with the cash register. Luckily, there was only about $20 in  change  in the cash drawer and surveillance video captured the entire escapade. [bubblecast id=284767] Shortly after 6:30 a.m., before [...]

October 6th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news,Video | 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 »

Broward County Launches Conservation and Climate Change Challenge for all Broward Schools

The Broward County Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division is launching the first Conservation and Climate Change Challenge (C3 Challenge), an educational competition intended to engage students, teachers, school administrators, staff and parents in practical strategies to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions school-wide and at home. Through improved energy efficiency, reduced [...]

October 6th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale | Read More »

South Plantation High environmental program inspiring the next green leaders

Cong. Klein looks at the solar car built by South Plantation High School.

Solar cars, gardens, an eco-bus as well as a truck that runs on vegetable oil? Most people aren’t using these items today, but students at South Plantation High School (SPHS) are building them. As part of an eight-year-old, award-winning magnet program, the students spend four years in various classes related to environmental science. “We have [...]

October 5th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Local news,Schools,Water management | Read More »

Broward lost students for 2009-2010 school year

Broward County Public Schools officials yesterday announced the District’s 2009/10 Twentieth Day Student Count. The District’s total enrollment for the 2009/10 school year on the twentieth day, Monday, September 21, is 255,203, representing pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students enrolled in the District’s 288 schools (141 elementary, 42 middle, 33 high schools, 16 centers and 56 [...]

October 5th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

New Everglades exhibition opening in Boynton

The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge west of Boynton Beach will have its grand opening on Oct. 17 of its Visitors Center and new $1-million, state-of-the-art Everglades Exhibition. Starting with a color guard, flag raising and ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, the festive day long Grand Opening events will [...]

October 5th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Environmental,Events,Everglades,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Palm Beach,Water management | Read More »

Florida Sunshine Pops releases fall schedule


2009/2010 Show Schedule Florida Sunshine Pops With a full 65-piece Orchestra and World Famous Conductor, Richard Hayman Tribute to the Music of Richard Hayman and the Boston Pops In the 1940’s Hayman arranged music for MGM Studios. He created arrangements for Girl Crazy; Meet Me in St. Louis, and Thousands Cheer. As the principal arranger [...]

October 5th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Music | Read More »

4th Annual World Salsa Championships to Take Place December 17-19 at Hard Rock Live

The 4th Annual World Salsa Championships will take place December 17-19 at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 9 at noon. This competition, featuring the finest salsa dancers from more than 30 countries, will be televised worldwide. Dancers will compete for top honors and [...]

October 5th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

BSO deputy arrested for extortion

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a fellow employee Friday, two days after learning that he was involved in a drug-related extortion scheme. Last Wednesday, September 30th, a citizen told a BSO supervisor that a district detective was extorting money from a man living near Fort Lauderdale. The victim, Orlando Gutierrez, gave a statement to BSO [...]

October 5th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Calligraphy Workshop at Bonnet House Begins Tuesday, October 20

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is offering two four-week Calligraphy workshops this season.  The first workshop begins Tuesday, October 20 and runs every Tuesday through November 10 from 9:30 – 11:00am.  The second workshop begins Tuesday, April 6 and runs through April 27 with the same hours. Anthony Pastucci, the class instructor, has been teaching [...]

October 5th, 2009 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Culture,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Parkland briefs

Women’s Issues Support Group: THUR OCT 8 The Parks & Recreation Department is offering a weekly Women’s Issues Support Group, next meeting to be held Thursday, October 8th from 10:00AM-11:00AM in the Parkland Library Meeting Room.   Click here for more details   Women’s Issues Support Group City of Parkland & JM Lexus Concert Series:  SAT OCT [...]

October 5th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Parkland | Read More »

Public DOT workshop on I-75 project development


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 4 has scheduled an Alternatives Public Workshop for the SR93/I-75 Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, from 5:30  to 7:30 pm at the Broward County Southwest Regional Library, located at 16835 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines. The overall projects limits are along SR 93/I-75 [...]

October 5th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miramar,Pembroke Pines,Sunrise,Transportation,Weston,cooper city | Read More »

Oktoberfest brings thousands to drink beer, have fun and listen to music

Several thousand people showed up to celebrate Oakland Park’s annual Oktoberfest. A signature event, the all day festival brought plenty of beer, music, fun, games, auctions, all for a good cause–raising money for Northeast High School’s music Program.

October 5th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Families,Local news,Oakland Park | 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 »

600 missing people found so far through Ft Lauderdale program

When a 15 year old girl in need of medical attention went missing in Port Charlotte, Florida on September 20th, the Charlotte County, Florida Sheriff’s Office called the A Child Is Missing Alert Program seeking assistance in the agency’s search for the girl.  Fourteen hundred alert phone calls later, the girl was located safe as [...]

October 2nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Cardboard Boat Races set for Saturday, October 3 at Hollywood Marina

The City of Hollywood Marina will hold the 2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Race this Saturday, October 3 at the marina, located at 700 Polk Street. 26 teams have signed up to attempt to craft water-worthy vessels using only cardboard, duct tape and ingenuity and race them in North Lake for the top honors of Fastest [...]

October 2nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Hollywood,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Good samaritan helps wandering toddlers back to safety after mom passes out drunk in car

Brenda Duclos

A mother facing DUI and child neglect charges has a good Samaritan to thank for stopping her two young children from stepping into danger on Wednesday. Shortly before 5 p.m. on September 30, Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the intersection at southwest 101 Avenue and southwest 52 Street in Cooper City regarding two young, [...]

October 1st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Families,Local news,cooper city | Read More »

Train kills pedestrian in Oakland Park, caused Tri-Rail delays

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have located the next of kin of a Ft. Lauderdale woman who was killed after being struck by a commuter train in Oakland Park Thursday afternoon. BSO deputies responded to the rail crossing at NW 9 Avenue (Powerline Rd.) and Prospect Road after a southbound Tri-Rail train with approximately 150 passengers [...]

October 1st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | 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 »

23 Broward seniors named National Achievement Scholarship semifinalists

Twenty-three (23) Broward County Public High School seniors were named semifinalists for National Achievement Scholarship Awards, presented by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). These students are part of more than 1,600 Black American high school seniors who have been designated semifinalists in the 46th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program. These scholastically talented young men [...]

October 1st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Parkland couple terrorized by home invasion

A Parkland couple lived through some scary moments when they were awakened by two masked men early Wednesday morning. At approximately 2 a.m. two unidentified adult males broke into an apartment and assaulted the 42-year-old male victim and his 21-year-old girlfriend. The suspects fled before deputies arrived at the apartment complex located on Holmberg Road. [...]

October 1st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Parkland | Read More »

All-in-one recycling starts today in Broward

Broward County Waste and Recycling Services and partner cities  are introducing a more convenient way for residents to recycle at home. Starting October 1, 2009, residents of most Broward County cities and Unincorporated Broward County will no longer have to separate recyclable paper from recyclable plastic bottles, metal cans and glass bottles and jars. With [...]

October 1st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

FBI releases sketch of Dania Beach Brinks’ robber; second robbery committed


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) are releasing a sketch of a suspect believed to be the driver in the Brinks armored car robbery from last Tuesday. On September 22, 2009, as Brinks’ guards were making a delivery at 3400 SW 26th Terrace, Dania Beach, Florida, they were confronted by [...]

September 29th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Keechl Welcomes Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist Greg Louganis and AIDS Activist Jeanne White-Ginder

Left to right: Ted Adcock, Jeanne White-Ginder, Greg Louganis and Vice Mayor Ken Keechl

There are plenty of gold medals on display at the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) in Fort Lauderdale, but one in particular has special meaning. Earlier this month, Broward County Vice Mayor Ken Keechl joined Olympic swimming champion Greg Louganis and Jeanne White-Ginder, the mother of Ryan White, at a special event to [...]

September 29th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news | Read More »

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale Joined Forces with Exclusive Gryphon Nightclub To Present Late Night Art Party


The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, teamed up with exclusive European-style nightclub Gryphon, located in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, to present a late night art party  celebrating the artists and collectors featured in the Museum’s current internationally, critically-acclaimed exhibition With You I Want to Live. Images of the [...]

September 29th, 2009 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Culture,Local news,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

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