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Seraphic Fire’s The Musical Da Vinci Code: A Musican, A Message And A Pope


WHO  Seraphic Fire, South Florida’s professional choral ensemble, returns for its Eighth Season with 41 concerts performed at venues in Miami-Dade and Broward County. The season begins with The Musical Da Vinci Code: A Musician, A Message And A Pope. WHAT The 16th Century Papal Chapel was a place of mystery and intrigue. Composers throughout time have hidden secret numerical [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Music,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

New Sustainable Lecture Series Begins October 14 in Coconut Creek

The City of Coconut Creek will launch a free lecture series focused on sustainability with topics such as water conservation, energy efficiency, composting, alternative transportation, green roofs, sustainable community forests and sustainable gardening. The monthly series begins on October 14, 2009 and runs through May 18, 2010 (no session in December) and will be held [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation,Water management | Read More »

South Florida’s finest couples being honored Oct. 2 to raise funds for cystic fibrosis

Adam and Rhonda Black, honorees, with co-chair William E. Lewis

South Florida’s most outstanding couples will be honored for their success in business, leadership in the community, and unparalleled support of charitable causes.  The CF Foundation will celebrate the couples’ power in partnership and recognize their accomplishments on Friday, October 2, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale. This [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Oakland Park lowers trash pick up fees

The City Commission recently approved a reduction in residential and commercial Solid Waste Cart fees. City utility bills will reflect the new Solid Waste rates effective October 1, 2009.  The new rate structure will be: Old Rates                                                                                                                                            New Rates Residential Cart & Recycling Service $32.95 per month                                                                                         $25.00 per month 2nd Cart  -  $16.43 [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Davie hosting transit forum Oct. 5

Broward County Transit Community Forum is scheduled for Monday, October 5, 2009 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Community Room at Davie Town Hall. See TRANSIT FLIER for more details, or call Broward County Transit at

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Events,Transportation | Read More »

Dania Beach – Westside Master Plan Community Meeting


The Mellgren Planning Group, on behalf of the City of Dania Beach, will be conducting a community meeting on September 29, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 100 W Dania Beach BLVD to discuss concepts  relating to the Westside Master Plan.  Your participation at this meeting will help shape the future of Dania Beach.  The [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Dania,Events,Local news | Read More »

Silent robber strikes Oakland Park Bank; with video


A bank teller’s morning got off to a bad start when, just minutes after opening for business, her very first customer robbed her without saying a word. At around 9:05 a.m. September 25, a well-dressed man walked into the American National Bank, 4301 North Federal Highway, Oakland Park and approached a teller. The man didn’t [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Oakland Park,Video | Read More »

Oakland Park Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 3

Oktoberfest Photo

For the past several years on the first Saturday of October, the City of Oakland Park has demonstrated you don’t have to travel to the Alps to enjoy an authentic Oktoberfest celebration. Oakland Park’s annual Oktoberfest event is not only the largest in Broward or Dade, but it has become one of the most popular [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Families,Local news,Music,Oakland Park,Taste Broward | Read More »

Broward Sheriff’s Office identifies Broward plane crash victims

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are releasing the names of the four people who tragically died in a plane crash Sunday afternoon. The Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified the occupants as being husband and wife, Bruce and Karen Barber, both 46, their 14-year-old son Payton, and Phillip Marsh, 46. Just before 6 p.m. on September [...]

September 24th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fire/police,Local news | Read More »

Broward Chamber expo great networking event for business owners

Thousands of people came out to network at the North Marriott Fort Lauderdale Thursday evening to network as part of the Broward County Chamber of Commerce Business to Business Expo and International Trade Show.  This annual event brought out over 150-plus exhibitors to share their business as well as several thousand individuals. This annual event [...]

September 24th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Events,Local news | Read More »

Broward County Health Department Announces Tobacco Prevention Coalition

Broward County Health Department recently established a county-wide coalition to address the single most preventable cause of death in the State of Florida – Tobacco use.  The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 from 9:00am to 11:30am in the 2nd floor conference room of the Fort Lauderdale Health Center.  The Health [...]

September 24th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news | Read More »

Attorney General Sues Online Health Product Distributer

Attorney General Bill McCollum announced his  office has filed a law suit against a Miami company, a related company and  company principals over allegations the companies engaged in deceptive  marketing practices. Advanced Wellness Research, Inc. allegedly offered  free trials for its products, including Acai berry supplements and  whitening toothpaste, but failed to provide reasonable notice [...]

September 24th, 2009 | Posted in Crime,Local news | Read More »

Remains of four people found in plane crash

Recovery crews continued to work tirelessly through Monday night to retrieve the remains of the passengers of a single-engine plane that crashed Sunday afternoon in western Broward and have confirmed that at least four people were aboard that fateful flight. The remains pulled from the wreckage are those of three males (two adults and one [...]

September 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Final Broward County budget hearing tonight

Broward County Commissioners will take a final vote on the proposed $3.3 billion 2010 Broward County Budget at their final public hearing on Tuesday, September 22, beginning at 5:01 p.m. in Room 422 of the Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Public testimony will be taken. At their first public hearing held on [...]

September 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale | Read More »

Two confirmed dead in plane crash-still unidentified

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have confirmed at least two people perished in a plane crash in western Broward County Sunday afternoon. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the crash site about a mile south of the Palm Beach County line west of U.S. 27 just before 6 p.m. on September 20. Due to the remote [...]

September 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Everglades,Fire/police,Transportation | Read More »

Rape suspect nabbed by observent BSO bike cop

A Broward Sheriff’s Office Sex Crimes Unit detective canvassing a Dania Beach neighborhood for a rapist spotted the suspect and took him into custody this past Thursday night. On the evening of September 7th, an 18-year-old woman was pulled from the sidewalk in the 600 block of SE 2 Ave. and sexually assaulted by an [...]

September 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Fort Lauderdale | Read More »

SFWMD, Hallandale Beach Partner to Improve Water Quality

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board recently approved a cost-sharing agreement with the City of Hallandale Beach to reduce stormwater flowing into Biscayne Bay. The project consists of restoring swale storage capacity on approximately 275 acres in the city to reduce runoff draining into the Schaffer Canal, the Oleta River and ultimately [...]

September 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Water management | Read More »

Series of Workshops Offered for Parents of Students With Disabilities

A series of workshops for parents of students with disabilities are being presented by the District’s Exceptional Student Education Department and Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System. Although targeted to parents ofstudents with disabilities, the workshops are open to all interested parents. Two series of Active Parenting Workshops, one for parents of children ages preschool – [...]

September 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Schools | Read More »

Three Broward Schools win top national award

Pompano Beach High School, William T. McFatter Technical High School and City of Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School were among 314 schools designated as 2009 National Blue Ribbon Schools, in an announcement made last week by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Secretary Duncan was joined by Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick, Montgomery [...]

September 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Schools | Read More »

Small plane crashes into Everglades

A small single engine plane crashed at U.S. 27 just south of the Broward/Palm Beach County Line Sunday night. According to the BSO Office of Media Relations, an unconfirmed report provided to the Federal Aviation Administration is that four people were seen boarding the plane in Gainsville. Shortly before 6 p.m., the plane, a 12-year-old [...]

September 20th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Transportation | 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 »

Rock group Big Head Todd and the Monsters to perform at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Oct. 10

Veteran Billboard artists Big Head Todd and the Monsters will perform one of their distinctive live shows on Oct. 10 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Formed in 1986, their 1993 Sister Sweetly album went platinum in the United States. They’re known for their powerful live performances and unique sound with Todd Park Mohr on guitar [...]

September 20th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Culture,Events,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Final budget hearing for Fort Lauderdale Sept. 23

The second of two public hearings on the City of Fort Lauderdale’s proposed 2009/2010 fiscal year budget will take place on September 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting agenda and backup items are now available online. The meeting will take place at City Hall, 1st Floor Commission Chambers, 100 N. Andrews Avenue. The purpose [...]

September 20th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale | Read More »

Dania Beach offering 75 percent off in amnesty program for code fines and liens

INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM FACT SHEET The Code Fine & Lien Amnesty Program will be in effect in 2 stages from September 1st through November 30th, 2009, and December 1st through December 31st, 2009. Owners of properties that are in compliance with their code cases may settle their debt to the city by paying ONLY 25% of [...]

September 20th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Dania,Real Estate | Read More »

State Rep. Clarke-Reed now has office hours in Oakland Park

As a courtesy and convenience for constituents in District 92 residing in Oakland Park, Delores Sallette, Community Outreach Coordinator from State Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed’s office, will be available to offer assistance to anyone with state issues.  The City of Oakland Park has provided an office located in City Hall, to meet with constituents on the [...]

September 20th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Oakland Park,Tallahassee | Read More »

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