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Broward County Park Events September 2011

Broward County Park Events September 2011
Parks and Recreation Division ▪ 950 N.W. 38th St., Oakland Park, FL 33309
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July 21st, 2011 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Events,Families,Film,Fort Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Recreation,cooper city | Read More »

MR. POTATO HEAD Exhibit open untill May 15th 2011

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The call has gone out and families throughout South Florida won’t want to miss The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEADTM, a new interactive exhibit that will debut at the Miami Children’s Museum on January 22nd. Sponsored by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, the exhibit is scheduled to run through May 15th at Museum’s Watson Island location.

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami | Read More »

2011 Decomedian Contest – hosted by IMPROV and DECO DRIVE


Do you think you’ve got what it takes to make it as a comedian? Then come out for the SBCF 2011 Decomedian Contest hosted by the IMPROV and DECO DRIVE! The 6th Annual South Beach Comedy Festival once again teams up with the IMPROV Comedy Club to find the funniest talent in South Florida for [...]

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Wet January welcome but water shortage concerns remain

South Florida Rainfall Jan 2011

Although parts of Central and South Florida received above-average rainfall in January, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) meteorologists are reporting that the region remains in a rainfall deficit for the 2010-2011 dry season. “January’s rainfall was welcome and helpful, but in reality, it did not make up for a deficit accumulated through the last [...]

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Environmental,Everglades,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management,Weather | Read More »

Robert Plant and Band of Joy at Hard Rock Live in April


Robert Plant and the Band of Joy will bring a repertoire of new and familiar Americana favorites to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets went on sale Saturday, January 29 at noon. Robert Plant made his first commercial recordings in 1966. In 1967, [...]

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

FHA to discu$$ EXPRE$$ LANE expansion on ALL Roads. WARNING!

Dear Neighbor, Everyone knows that we have a steadily increasing number of cars traveling on South Florida’s roadways.  If you’ve spent much time driving on I-95, you’ve undoubtedly become familiar with 95 Express, a new toll system also known as ‘managed lanes.’ These new toll lanes replaced carpool lanes, removing the multi-passenger requirement during rush [...]

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Local news,Money,Transportation | Read More »

FREE Training for Prospective Florida Water Star Certifiers

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is hosting its third free training session for prospective Florida Water Star residential certifiers. The two-day workshop will feature an overview of the water conservation program’s three residential tiers — Gold, Silver and Bronze — along with hands-on field training in the Florida Water Star inspection process. A [...]

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Emerging Green,Employment,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Water management | Read More »


We want YOU to work LIVE SHOWS! On Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, Cruzan Amphitheatre will be hosting a Job Fair to recruit new employees at the venue for its upcoming season. The event will take place from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. During these hours, people interested in applying for positions at Cruzan Amphitheatre are invited to [...]

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Employment,Latest news,Local news,Theater | Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival – March 12

Ft. Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day 2011

The Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival returns on March 12, 2011! The Parade will feature marching bands, pipe and drum bands, street performers, classic automobiles, and floats of all shapes and sizes! The Festival will include live music, entertainment, and dance performances. A special children’s area will feature games, storytelling, amusements, delicious treats, contests and [...]

January 20th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Families,Featured,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Museum of Art | Ft. Lauderdale: FREE admission and events

The Museum is hosting a Books & Books grand opening weekend Jan. 13-16, which includes free Museum admission, special events, author appearances and $2 off Vatican Splendors exhibition pre-sale tickets, which opens January 29th.  Events include:

January 11th, 2011 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Events,Families,Local news | Read More »


This Friday, December 3rd, the 100 block just south of Broward Blvd. is being transformed into a true holiday party for the “Miracle on Third Avenue!”

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »


The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, South Florida’s premier retail destination, presents an opportunity for children and families to enjoy a delicious “Breakfast with Santa” at The Capital Grille on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. This community event celebrates the arrival of Santa to The Galleria in support of Jack & Jill Children Center of [...]

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

New Community Bus Service in Ft. Lauderdale


The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) / Tri-Rail, has partnered with the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (TMA) to provide a free community bus service for the City of Fort Lauderdale.  The “Tri-Rail Northwest Community Link” will provide service to Tri-Rail’s Fort Lauderdale Station, BCT’s Broward Central Terminal, and to the communities of [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Spirit Airlines expands Fort Lauderdale service

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Spirit Airlines recently announced a new expansion of its service with the introduction of non-stop service to five new markets from the airline’s Fort Lauderdale home. Included in the expansion are: Plattsburgh, NY (serves Montreal, Canada) – four weekly non-stops starting January 14, 2011. Located in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York on the [...]

November 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | 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 »

Free movies on Fort Lauderdale beach


PNC Bank presents the City of Fort Lauderdale’s inaugural season of Cinema By The Sea, an event that brings free movies to Fort Lauderdale beach! Cinema By The Sea will kick off on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 6:45 p.m. on Fort Lauderdale Beach (just south of A1A and Las Olas Boulevard) with Date Night, [...]

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

Broward County News briefs

Animal Care to Host Rabies Clinic November 6 Broward County Animal Care will hold a Rabies Clinic on Saturday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mary Saunders Park, 4750 S.W. 21 St., West Park. At the clinic, pet owners will be able to get their pet vaccinated against rabies. In addition, they [...]

October 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival starts this weekend

By Rachel Galvin The 25th annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival begins this weekend with its opening night comedic film, “Nice Guy Johnny,” held at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie, 33314, directed by Ed Burns, who will be in attendance with cast members: Matt Bush, Kerry Bishe, Aaron Lubin and [...]

October 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Davie,Film,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

BSO investigating death of Lauderdale Lakes toddler

Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are trying to determine how a Lauderdale Lakes toddler was killed just two months shy of her 2nd birthday. BSO deputies were called to Jamisa Poitier’s home just after 8:30 a.m. Saturday after family members reported that they couldn’t wake her up. The Broward County Medical Examiner’s office later ruled [...]

September 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Latest news,Lauderdale Lakes | Read More »

Heads Up Report: 33rd Street Wine Bar


For my “Head’s Up” Report this week for the Food for Thought Radio Show, the fine folks at BrowardNETOnline.com set up a tasting for me at 33rd Street Wine Bar right near where Oakland Park Boulevard meets A. 1. A., on fabulous Fort Lauderdale Beach. 33rd Street Wine Bar is absolutely the coolest, yet unpretentious, [...]

July 21st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Taste Broward | Read More »

Rothstein given fifty year prison sentence


Scott Rothstein, 47, of Fort Lauderdale, was sentenced in court today in connection with the operation of a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme through the defunct Ft. Lauderdale law firm Rothstein Rosenfeldt and Adler, P.A (RRA). Today’s sentence follows Rothstein’s January 27, 2010 guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to violate the racketeering influenced corrupt [...]

June 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Broward schools out: Tips, reminders on traffic safety


As the school year comes to a close in Broward County, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the  Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) of Broward County remind motorists and students to take extra traffic safety precautions during summer break.  During the summer children are at increased risk of transportation related injuries from pedestrian, bicycle, [...]

June 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Schools | Read More »

BP to pay second month of lost income

BP said today it will be sending a second advance payment during June to individuals and businesses along the Gulf Coast to compensate for the loss of income or net profit due to the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon Incident in the Gulf of Mexico. With the second advance payments, BP estimates it will have [...]

June 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Pantry of Broward collecting food at SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch

Sunday, June 6 kicks off the SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch, presented by The City of Fort Lauderdale, and sponsored by SunTrust.  SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch is an ideal way to relax and enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk. This free, live, outdoor concert series brings the area’s best local jazz artists. Listen to the soulful sounds [...]

June 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Music,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Florida’s unemployment rates released

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Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2010 is 12.2 percent.  This represents 1,126,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,251,000.  The unemployment rate is up 0.2 percentage point from the January revised rate of 12.0 percent, and up 3.0 percentage points from the February 2009 rate of 9.2 percent.  February’s unemployment rate is [...]

March 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Employment,Families,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

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