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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 »

America Recycles Day November 13, 2010

“I Recycle” is the theme of Keep America Beautiful’s 2010 America Recycles Day (ARD), which takes place on November 15. Millions of Americans have pledged to increase their recycling habits at home and at work over the 13-year history of ARD, a nationally-recognized initiative dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home, at work, [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Emerging Green,Environmental,Local news,marine | Read More »

All Broward Schools on lockdown

UPDATE: Broward County Public Schools lockdown has been lifted. All after school activities have been canceled. All Aftercare programs are intact.   @ 1:56pm All Broward County schools have been placed on an emergency lockdown after police in Pembroke Pines received a threat. The lockdown began around 8:45 a.m. after a local radio station received a [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Latest news,Local news,Schools | Read More »


Tamarac, Florida – The City of Tamarac invites the public to join us in honoring our nation’s heroes this Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The Ceremony will start at 10:30 am at Tamarac’s Veteran’s Memorial Park, located at 7825 Southgate Boulevard, Tamarac (the Northwest corner of University Drive and Southgate Boulevard).

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Military,Music,Tamarac | Read More »


TALLAHASSEE, FL—Attorney General Bill McCollum today issued a consumer advisory following the arrest of David Lewalski for his alleged involvement in Botfly, a $30 million investment fraud scheme.  Lewalski was detained by the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) last Thursday. “I am pleased that David Lewalski has been arrested for his alleged role in the [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Tallahassee | Read More »

New Water and Fire Damage Restoration Business Opens to Serve Ft. Lauderdale

Daniel Rizzi is the owner of Rainbow International of Broward County. His business offers water, fire, smoke and mold damage cleanup and restoration services as well as carpet, grout and tile cleaning. Communities served include Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Davie, Cooper City, Pembroke Pines and Weston.

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Business,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,New businesses,Pembroke Pines,Weston,cooper city | Read More »

New River Greenway Now Open for Recreation


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has officially turned over the New River Greenway to Broward County, the first segment of a planned countywide network of safe and clean bicycle, pedestrian paths, nature trails and waterways. Residents can now recreate along the greenway that parallels I-595 from 136th Avenue to University Drive in Plantation. The [...]

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

Broward schools employees school social worker of the year

Fellow school social worker Rhonda Terpak (left) congratulates School Social Worker of the Year Liliana Pardo-Posse.

Liliana Pardo-Posse, school social worker in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) North Area, has been named School Social Worker of the Year, by the Florida Association of School Social Workers.  The announcement was made at the organizationís state conference held recently in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pardo-Posse, who has served schools in the north area of [...]

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

Sunrise news briefs


Golf Course Reopens Today! Monday, September 20th, marks the opening of the City’s fully renovated 67-acre golf facility, previously known as Springtree Golf Club. Over the course of a year, McCumber Golf, Inc. – led by former PGA pro Mark McCumber – completely remodeled the Club’s greens, tees and fairways. In addition, a new irrigation [...]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Sunrise | Read More »

Broward County Commission to Hold Public Hearing September 14 on Proposed Bus Service Reductions and Fare Increases

Broward County Transit

The Broward County Commission will hold a public hearing at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at the Broward County Governmental Center, Room 422, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, to receive public comments on proposed schedule reductions and bus fare increases to Broward County Transit (BCT). Following is a brief description of the [...]

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

A day of remembrance in Broward for 9/11

It was a morning of emotion as Broward residents gathered in a ceremony of remembrance Saturday morning, September 11. “It’s hard to believe it’s been nine years, and it’s important to take out of our schedule to honor their sacrifice,” said Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti, whose organization, the Broward Sheriff’s Office, hosted a ceremony at [...]

September 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Fugitive Teacher Captured On I-95, Faces Child Molestation Charges

Miguel Cala

The felonious flight of a former St. Andrew’s Catholic School teacher charged with molesting a young student ended Friday on the side of a Virginia highway as he talked to a Broward Sheriff’s Office detective on the phone. BSO Special Victims Unit Det. Sylviane Wernath had convinced Miguel Leonardo Cala, 37, to turn himself in [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Crime,Featured,Local news | Read More »

Business briefs from Broward Alliance


Royal Caribbean Chairman and CEO to Headline Alliance Annual Meeting Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., will be the keynote speaker at the Alliance’s Annual Meeting and Dinner on October 14, 2010.  The theme of this year’s meeting will be “What’s the Buzz about Broward?”  This year’s annual meeting is being transformed [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Go Green Program saves $399,400 for Broward County schools

two sided printing

Forty-five Broward County District Schools reported a total savings of over $399,400 through the Go Green Program for output reduction. The Education Technology Services Department’s Go Green Program for Output Reduction, first piloted in 2008. County employees attended the first Go Green Workshop on October 28, 2009. The Broward County Environmental Protection & Growth Management Department [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Local news | Read More »

Mosaic Theatre receives Chase Community Foundation award


Mosaic Theatre is one of 20 organizations across the U.S. to receive a Chase Community Giving Award in the amount of $20,000. In 2010, this successful Online Giving Program attracted more than 2.5 million Facebook users in its second year of success. Winners were selected through a Facebook voting platform. Mosaic was selected among more [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Plantation,Theater | Read More »

Green hotels sometimes miss the mark


As an instructor preparing students to pass the LEED Green Associate exam, the emphasis in the class is insuring that students understand that the LEED process is holistic in nature. One part cannot be considered alone without its impact and connection to everything else. Green hotels like everything else that has championed this phrase of “becoming [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Local news | Read More »

DUI saturation patrols in Tamarac, Deerfield, Pompano and Oakland Park


Starting tonight at 9 p.m., the Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force and district personnel will conduct a DUI saturation patrol through 5 a.m. Saturday morning in Tamarac, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Oakland Park. Vehicles will also be inspected for defective safety equipment and motorists will be asked to show their drivers license, registration, [...]

September 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Deerfield Beach,Fire/police,Local news,Oakland Park,Pompano Beach,Tamarac | Read More »

Another oil rig explodes in Gulf of Mexico

Mariner Energy Inc. of Houston TX confirmed one of its oil rigs that resides approximately 100 miles off the coast of Louisiana is on fire. All of the crew members survived with one injury reported. The rig services 7 wells producing both oil and natural gas. Crew has reported that the flow was shut off [...]

September 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,Oil | Read More »

Best of the Artists Series in Fort Lauderdale

Photo from stlawrencegallery.com

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and St. Lawrence Gallery inaugurate the fourth installment of the annual Best of the Artists Series Thursday, Sept. 9 at the St. Lawrence Gallery. This show runs through October 2 and includes works by Mary Belle Cordell, Marilyn Johansen, Joan Keirstead and Nia Nakis. These exhibitions at the St. Lawrence Gallery [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | 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 »

Three Broward Men Plead Guilty to Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

Michael DeFrand

From the Miami office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office; and Al Lamberti, Sheriff, Broward Sheriff’s Office, announced that defendants Johnny Saintil, 28, Michael Defrand, 25, and [...]

August 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Turkey Point Nuclear Cost Recovery Hearing Begins Tuesday


The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will conduct a hearing on nuclear cost recovery beginning Tuesday, August 24.  The hearing will examine costs related to the construction of Florida Power & Light Company’s Turkey Point Units 6 and 7 and Progress Energy Florida’s Levy Units 1 and 2.  Costs related to the uprate of existing [...]

August 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Environmental,FPL,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Broward crook captures money intended for church; with video

Broward Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives are releasing surveillance video in the hopes of identifying a cold-hearted crook who robbed an elderly woman as she was collecting money for her church outside a Central Broward convenience store. The robbery occurred at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday, August 12 at Rusty’s convenience store at 981 NW 27 Avenue [...]

August 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Unemployment increases statewide; Florida has less jobs


Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2010 is 11.5 percent, up marginally by 0.1 percentage point over the previous month.  This represents 1,055,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,214,000.  The June unemployment rate for Florida was 11.4 percent. This is down from an 18-month peak of 12 percent in January. In Broward, [...]

August 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Broward commission moves inspector general job to charter; sends to voters


Voters will get to decide whether Broward County will have an office of inspector general (IG) who will be charged with investigating misconduct and mismanagement by county and city elected officials, their employees and any service providers who work with them.

August 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Elections,Ethics in Broward,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

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