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Broward County to participate in national alert test on Nov. 9

Broward County residents will participate in the first-ever nationwide emergency alert system (EAS) test which will be conducted on Wednesday, November 9, at 2 p.m. (EST). The audio message, similar to the local EAS tests that most residents are already familiar with, will be the same for radio, television and cable, will last up to [...]

November 1st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Latest news | Read More »

Additional Unemployment Compensation Reforms to Take Effect August 1

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TALLAHASSEE – Beginning Monday, August 1, 2011, several changes to Florida’s Unemployment Compensation program that were signed into law last month will take effect. These reforms will save the state money, reduce taxes on employers and help get Floridians back to work.

August 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Local news,Tallahassee,Unemployment | Read More »

Coral Springs News Brief


School supplies drive underway
Back to school shopping is underway, but some children will head back to the classroom without much-needed, basic supplies. To help make sure all children are prepared for success, the City is collecting school supplies for economically disadvantaged children in the community.

August 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Coral Springs,Latest news,Local news,Schools | 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 »

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 »

Five school districts awarded Race to the Top funds.

Five additional school districts have been awarded Race to the Top funds. This brings the total number of districts receiving full approval of their Race to the Top grant to 35, with the combined amount of funding awarded now at more than $142 million. A list of the districts and their award amounts is below. [...]

January 21st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Schools | Read More »

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

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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 »

PSC Approves FPL Storm Hardening Plan

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) storm hardening plan through 2012.  Storm hardening activities are designed to strengthen critical utility infrastructure before storms, reducing restoration costs and customer outages.

January 20th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,FPL,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Alonzo Mourning receives award from the Miami FBI


John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI in Miami, recently announced Mr. Alonzo Mourning as the recipient of the 2010 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at the Overtown Youth Center in Miami, Florida. Mr. Mourning is the founder of the Alonzo Mourning Charities (AMC), Inc. AMC is a not-for-profit organization created [...]

January 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Sports | Read More »

Free Self-Defense Classes begin January 4

The Coral Springs Police Department is offering a self-defense program for women over the age of 13. RAD classes are free and are offered at the Coral Springs Public Safety Building. Upcoming classes will be held for four consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting January 4.

December 7th, 2010 | Posted in Coral Springs,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Miramar Man Arrested and Charged in Armed Bank Robbery

Jesse Gregg, 26, of Miramar, (photo unavailable) was arrested without incident yesterday evening by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with an armed bank robbery. On November 23, 2010 Gregg was charged in a criminal complaint with armed bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2113(a) and 2113(d), and with [...]

December 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Miami,Miramar | Read More »

Holiday Pop-Up Book Story Time at the Museum of Art

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Remember the beloved Holiday pop-up books of your childhood? Remember how with each turn of the page a world of three-dimensional beauty would fill your eyes with warmth, color and delight? Share that experience again with your children or grandchildren for FREE with paid Museum admission on Saturday, December 12, 2010 at 2 pm at the [...]

December 7th, 2010 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Families,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

George Lopez Returns to Hard Rock Live on February 25


Tickets on Sale Wednesday, December 1 at Noon George Lopez, writer, producer and star of TBS’s Lopez Tonight,  returns  to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on February 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, December 1 at noon.

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Hollywood,Local news,Theater | Read More »

Hollywood Residents can donate recycling points to schools

Hollywood residents who are enrolled in their city’s RecycleBank rewards program can now designate one of two Hollywood schools to receive the points they earn through their participation.

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Hollywood,Latest news,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 »

Darrell Gwynn Foundation Miami HEAT donate wheelchair

(L-R) Ryan Rogers (Darrell Gwynn Foundation), Hermino Escalona, Nirlenis Escalona (Hermino’s sister) and Udonis Haslem. (Photo Credit: Miami HEAT

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation, joined by Miami HEAT star Udonis Haslem, donated a $16,600 custom built “Miami HEAT themed” wheelchair to Herminio Escalona at halftime of the Miami HEAT game vs. the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday, November 19.

November 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Local news | Read More »

Davie Town Hall Official Drop-Off Location for Toys for Tots

The Town of Davie will participate in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program by providing an official drop-off location at Davie Town Hall located at 6591 Orange Drive and at the Davie Pine Island Multipurpose Center at 3801 South Pine Island Road.

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Holiday,Local news,Military | Read More »

Maureen Dinnen named School Board Member of the Year

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations has named Broward School Board member Maureen S. Dinnen (District 3) School Board Member of the Year for school district’s with an enrollment of over 50,000.

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Schools | Read More »


Fort Lauderdale, FL – Fort Lauderdale Beach will come alive when thousands of holiday lights brighten the City’s picturesque beachfront at Light Up the Beach on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.  This year’s holiday lighting ceremony will celebrate the City’s Centennial as Fort Lauderdale [...]

November 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

8,400 square miles of Gulf waters reopen for fishing

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) cleared another 8,403 square miles of Gulf waters for fishing. The area reopened is due south of the Florida/Alabama state line extending west to the Louisiana state water line. This opening leaves just a fraction of the Gulf of Mexico closed to fishing. The area just reopened has [...]

November 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Oil | 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 »

9th Annual Old Davie Christmas

Tack up the mistletoe and trim up the tree! Santa is on his way with lots of goodies for children at the Old Davie School Historical Museum, located at 6650 Griffin Road. The 9th Annual Old Davie Christmas will take place on Sunday, December 5, 2010, from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

LIVESTRONG® Community Impact award goes to Broward Health

Broward Health was announced as a LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project award recipient.  The project, created by LIVESTRONG, the organization founded by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong to serve people affected by cancer and empower them to take action, will bring proven cancer support programs to 55 communities across the United States.  “We are [...]

November 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Health,Latest news | Read More »

Davie launches Veterans resource directory

The Housing and Community Development Department has created a veterans resource guide and service directory that can be viewed on Davie’s  Town’s website. There are a myriad of local, state, and federal services and programs available for veterans. The Housing and Community Development Department developed these resource tools to make it easier for veterans to [...]

November 12th, 2010 | Posted in Davie,Local news,Military,Real Estate | Read More »

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