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Broward superintendent to start vlogging

Broward County Public Schools debuted last week Superintendent James F. Notter’s Vlog (video blog) on the District’s Web site, (www.browardschools.com). Mr. Notter’s Vlog will be utilized to keep staff members and the local community informed about the great things happening in schools and to address important issues that impact the District and the education of [...]

October 11th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Ft Lauderdale defers FPL decision till Oct. 20

Fort Lauderdale commissioners unanimously voted to defer a franchise agreement with FPL for at least another two weeks while the commission  seeks more information and allows for more public input. Numerous residents spoke against the planned 30-year contract despite the fact that discussions on the issue didn’t begin till close till midnight and went until [...]

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

Parkland briefs

Parkland University Parkland University is a student leadership program that offers high school juniors, who are Parkland residents, the opportunity to learn more about themselves and their community.  On program days at City departments, you will meet the leaders from your city, government agencies, and other organizations in the community. Deadline to apply is October 1. [Details [...]

September 29th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Local news,Music,Parkland | 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 »

Bards of a Feather Hosts Round-Robin Poetry Reading in Boynton Beach

WHEN: Tuesday, October 6 — 1 p.m. WHERE: Green Cay Nature Center 12800 Hagen Ranch Road Boynton Beach, FL WHAT: Bards of a Feather Round Robin Poetry Reading Lovers of poetry and nature are invited to participate at the lovely Green Cay Wetland Preserve. Poetry is shared by all in the large air conditioned community [...]

September 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

2010 SFWMD Budget Reflects Continued Commitment to Ecosystem Restoration


At a public hearing last week, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board adopted a $1.5 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2010 (Oct. 1, 2009 – Sept. 30, 2010). The annual budget funds the agency’s flood control and water supply missions as well as its continued progress to restore the South Florida ecosystem, [...]

September 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management | Read More »

Salvation Army Needs Halloween Donations

The residents of the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Miami are busy preparing and planning for Halloween in a big way. On October 28, the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center building and their fleet of their trucks will be transformed into a wonderful and spooky experience for the resident’s children as well as the children of the [...]

September 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Families,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Having fun raising funds for Ann Storck Center

Over 20 restaurants in the Broward area delighted patrons of the Ann Storck fundraiser this weekend with their culinary creations. On Friday, Sept. 25, well over 500 people showed up at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s grand ballroom to help generate an expected $400,ooo for the Ann Storck Center. The Center has provided [...]

September 27th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Hollywood,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

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