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Holiday reading goes high tech at Broward libraries

The holidays are right around the corner, and everyone is busy filling out their holiday wish lists.  However, not everyone can afford that brand new paperback or hardcover novel, or a high-tech Kindle, Nook or Sony e-reader device filled with digital e-books. Fortunately, the Broward Libraries Division has begun a new E-Reader Expansion Program.  Now, [...]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Deerfield Beach,Holiday,Latest news,Local news,Pembroke Pines,Weston | 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 »

SFWMD Invests in 19 Alternative Water Supply Projects; five in Broward

Projects will help reduce South Florida’s reliance on traditional freshwater sources

To continue protecting South Florida’s water resources, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board today approved the investment of $3.45 million in funding assistance for 19 alternative water supply projects across the region. A complete list of the 19 approved projects is available here. “Development of alternative water sources is an important part [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Davie,Everglades,Featured,Miramar,Pompano Beach | 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 »

Sunday Nature Lecture Series at Fern Forest in Coconut Creek


Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek will offer a Sunday Nature Lecture Series, for all ages (3 and under free), on four Sundays in November and December. Lectures start at 2 p.m., last approximately one hour, and are followed by question-and-answer sessions. Live animals will be used to emphasize the lecture topic, but there [...]

November 4th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Coconut Creek,Events,Families,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

“True Blood” cast at Coconut Creek’s Seminole Casino

Lindsay Pulsiper (Crystal Norris) & Joe Manganiello (Alcide). Photo by Rachel Galvin.

By Rachel Galvin On Oct. 16, two members of the popular HBO series “True Blood” arrived to greet a long line of fans at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek to celebrate the approach of Halloween. Joe Manganiello plays Alcide, the werewolf who has been hired to protect the leading lady, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Culture,Featured,Local news,Seminole Casinos,Television | Read More »

Halloween events in Broward 2010

Snyder Park Halloween Poster Family

This is a work in progress, so check back regularly as events are added to this list! Email Halloween/Fall festival events to . Click here to enter our Halloween Costume Contest. Post your best pics of Halloweens past to win a four-pack of to the Halloween Festival at Snyder Park. Coconut Creek Halloween Business Expo [...]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Deerfield Beach,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miami,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Southwest Ranches,Sunrise,Tallahassee,Tamarac,West Park,Weston,cooper city,margate,wilton manors | Read More »

Celebrate Weekend of Peace in Coral Springs

Join the community at a Weekend of Peace Celebration as we come together to celebrate peace and understanding in honor of the International Day of Peace. The first event will be held on Friday, September 17 at 7:45 a.m. at the International Peace Garden, adjacent to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Events,Local news,Video | Read More »

Coconut Creek’s 6th Citizen’s Academy starts in September

The City of Coconut Creek will hold its sixth weekly, interactive nine-week Citizen’s Academy from September 15, 2010, through November 17, 2010, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Academy teaches residents how city government and individual departments operate.  Classes will take place on Wednesdays, with most classes being held in the Coconut Creek Commission Chambers [...]

August 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Local news | Read More »

Early voting dates, time and locations for August 24 primary

Early Voting dates, times and locations for the August 24, 2010 Primary Election Dates: August 9 to August 14, 2010 and August 16 to August 21, 2010 Times: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

July 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Elections,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Broward School board candidate Sutton hosting meet and greet

Bob Sutton, Candidate for Broward School Board District 4

One local candidate for the Broward County School Board will be sharing his vision for changes at the sixth largest school district in the country. Coral Springs resident Bob Sutton, who recently filed to run for the Broward School Board District 4 seat against seven other candidates, will be hosting a meet and greet Wednesday [...]

July 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Elections,Families,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Two Coconut Creek residents named Points of Light

Governor Charlie Crist has recognized Bob and Joan Nast of Coconut Creek as this week’s Points of Light for Disability Awareness Month. “Bob and Joan have completely devoted their lives to serving others,” said Governor Crist. “They have selflessly provided amazing opportunities to families and children with developmental disabilities and serious illnesses.”

June 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Families,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Parkland,Tallahassee | Read More »

World Cup Bikini Contest @ Seminole Casino Coconut Creek


The World Cup Bikini Contest: The hottest women in South Florida will slip into their itty-bitty bikinis and strap on sexy stilettos in order to compete for the chance to win $1,800 in cash prizes.  Following the competition, the party will continue as Samba dancers and drummers fill the Sunset Grill and the DJ spins [...]

June 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Sylvia Browne will return to Seminole Casino Coconut Creek for two appearances


Seminole Casino Coconut Creek announces that psychic and number one New York Times best–selling author, Sylvia Browne, will appear again due to public demand on Tues., June 1 and Wed., June 2. Tickets are on sale now for $35 at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek cashier’s cage and at www.brownpaperticket.com (21 years old and over [...]

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Prescribed burn beginning today at Tradewinds Park

The Florida Division of Forestry is scheduled to burn a parcel of land in Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek, weather permitting, between Monday, May 17 and Friday, May 21. The burn may be attempted on any day during this time period in which the required weather conditions are met, such as winds from the east [...]

May 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Fire/police,Local news | Read More »

Crist signs Seminole Gaming Compact into law


On Wednesday afternoon, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist signed the Seminole Gaming Compact after several years of negotiation. The Florida House passed the gaming compact last week with the Seminole Tribe that limits gaming and its expansion in Florida and guarantees the state a minimum of $1 billion over five years.  The House passed Senate Bill [...]

April 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Parkland,Seminole Casinos,Tallahassee,margate | Read More »

Budget town hall for Broward schools Monday night; watch online

James Notter, Broward superintendent

To see the story from this meeting, visit: https://browardnetonline.com/2010/04/broward-school-district-describes-devastating-finances-during-town-hall/ If you’ve been hearing about the education funding debates in Broward County, and want to speak out about it, here’s your chance. On Monday April 19 from 6-8 p.m., Broward County Public Schools is hosting a town hall meeting with the School Board of Broward County [...]

April 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Schools | Read More »

County delays Seminole Compact revenue-sharing agreement


Broward County commissioners delayed a decision on approving a formula that would allow them to lock in a percentage of revenue from the Seminole Gaming Compact (click here to see most recent version) currently winding its way through the Florida Legislature for the third time.

April 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Parkland,Seminole Casinos,Tallahassee,margate | Read More »

Coconut Creek hosting two town hall meetings in April

Dave Rivera, City Manager of the City of Coconut Creek, invites all interested City residents to join in a discussion on community improvement projects and preliminary budget planning for the next fiscal year.  The Town Hall meetings are scheduled for April 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. and April 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. They will [...]

March 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Events,Local news | Read More »

Broward Property Tax Exemption Filing Dates Announced For March 2010, help meetings scheduled


The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office hosts a series of community outreach events each month throughout Broward County. Deputy Appraisers will be available to assist with Homestead, Senior and other property tax exemption applications, as well as answer questions on property taxes. We are also accepting applications for Portability. The outreach program is designed to [...]

March 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,Money,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Real Estate,Sunrise,Tamarac,Weston,cooper city,margate,wilton manors | Read More »

Coconut Creek celebrates Arbor Day with a tree planting ceremony and the 10th Annual Free Tree Giveaway


The City of Coconut Creek is pleased to announce that 700 trees will be distributed to city residents at the 10th Annual Free Tree Giveaway, which will take place on Saturday, April

March 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Environmental,Events,Local news | Read More »

Professional Roller Derby Bout Saturday, March 13 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

Gold Coast Derby Girls

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will again sponsor the Gold Coast Derby Grrls (GCDG) in a professional roller derby bout at 8 p.m., Sat., March 13. Gate opens at 7 p.m. The Blitzburgh Bombers will travel from Pittsburgh for the competition on a special flat, oval track located on the northwest side of the casino’s parking [...]

March 5th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Culture,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Seminole Casinos,Sports | Read More »

SWAT teams surrounds casino burglar in Oakland Park, suspect commits suicide

Dominic Zibuda

Updated4:45  p.m. Feb. 16 Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives said 27-year-old Dominic Zibuda killed himself inside the duplex after the Seminole Police Department, the U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and BSO found him at the North Andrews Gardens house. Seminole Police detectives had recently released surveillance video of the Jan. 29 armed [...]

February 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Crime,Local news,Oakland Park,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Single Stream Recycling is Coming to Coconut Creek

single stream recycling

The Coconut Creek City Commission authorized enhancements in their Franchise Agreement with All Service Refuse regarding residential solid waste and recyclable collection. These  enhancements  provide for the implementation of a new “Single Stream” recycling program for curbside residential pickup.

February 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Emerging Green,Environmental,Local news | Read More »

Broward School Board Ethics Panel to Hold Second Public Hearing

Bob Butterworth, George Allen and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler head the ethics panel.

In an effort to gain further public sentiment on the current operations of the Broward County School District and School Board, Broward Schools Integrity ethics panel announces that it will be holding~the second of its three public hearings. Bob Butterworth, George Allen and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, pictured, head the ethics panel. The panel [...]

February 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Ethics in Broward,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

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