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Broward healer focusing on promoting South Florida holistic community with expo this weekend March 6-7

Jess Santamaria

For many, the spiritual path begins with a guide. For others, such as Maria Baez, spiritual awareness is naturally a part of their essence from childhood. “I was always connected to the path since I was a little girl and discovered my intuitive gift at age 12 when I was having prophetic dreams and images [...]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Health,Hollywood,International relations,Local news | Read More »

Locals unite at Fort Lauderdale beach against oil drilling offshore


To the backdrop of a stunning turquoise ocean, peaceful protestors gathered along 70-plus beaches across the state of Florida to protest drilling in offshore. In Fort Lauderdale, it especially hit home as the city’s commissioners prepare to vote on a resolution opposing offshore drilling in Florida waters. Several hundred Broward residents gathered at the heart [...]

February 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Families,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Water management | Read More »

Show your love with food: Save on great Broward restaurants this Valentine’s Day with chance to win V-Day contest!


Valentine’s Day is here. That means picking out the right token of love for that special someone and finding the right place to go for your evening on the town. When it comes to culinary connections, BrowardNETOnline.com has you covered. Here are a few local hotspots that might be just the right touch for that [...]

February 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Hollywood,Local news,Oakland Park,Taste Broward | Read More »

Deutch wins primary in landslide; Lynch declares victory, but facing possible recount


After all the votes were tallied, Florida Senator Ted Deutch was declared the definite winner of the Democratic nomination for Congressional District 19, but it will take a recount effort to officially determine the Republican nominee. On Tuesday, voters in Broward and Palm Beach went to the polls for a primary election to determine the [...]

February 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Federal Government,Local news,National politics,Palm Beach | Read More »

Job and Resources Fair To Be Held on February 17 at Broward College

Broward County Community Action Agency, Broward College and Work Force One have joined forces to present a Career and Resources Job Fair Expo. The free event will take place on

February 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,College,Employment,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

FAU Hosts Film Series to Benefit Haiti

– The department of languages, linguistics, and comparative literature in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will host a film series to benefit victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti from Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 12.

January 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Film,International relations,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Palm Beach | Read More »

An Interview with Edward Lynch (R), Congressional Candidate, Florida District 19


By Daria DiGiovanni Editor’s note: Lynch is running in a Tuesday, Feb. 2 primary. See election story.

January 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,National politics,Palm Beach,Parkland,margate | Read More »

Families of three of the missing Lynn students release statement

From Lynn.edu (Yesterday) Lynn University President Kevin Ross urged the Lynn community to begin to heal and grieve for the four students and two professors still missing in Haiti. We understand and respect the motivations behind these statements. In recent days we have encouraged a similar mindset in some of the eight students who returned [...]

January 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Families,International relations,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

Haitians flowing into South Florida after earthquake

Updated Jan. 28 – Broward Public Schools has enrolled 283 Haitian refugee students in local schools. After the earthquake in Haiti, Broward County, along with Miami-Dade have been a hub for receiving quake victims, with many staying in the area after arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

January 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Early voting starts today in primary to replace Wexler in Congress


Early voting starts today, January 25,  for a special election primary in U.S. Congressional District 19. The seat opened when Congressman Robert Wexler turned in his resignation back in October 2009, effective January 2010, to become president of the Center for Middle East Peace. The official primary election date is Feb. 2, 2010. In the [...]

January 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Events,Federal Government,Local news,National politics,North Lauderdale,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pompano Beach,Tamarac,margate | Read More »

New funding for Everglades from Recovery Act

Congressman Ron Klein (FL-22) announced Friday that $38 million in stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be used to create jobs in South Florida. The funding will help

January 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Federal Government,Local news,Water management | Read More »

$160+ million in grant funds to buy foreclosures in South Florida

Last week, Congressman Ron Klein (FL-22) announced a major federal investment in the hard-hit South Florida housing market. Over $160,000,000 in new grants will now be available to help purchase and redevelop foreclosed and abandoned homes in our community.

January 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Real Estate | Read More »

Letter from Wasserman-Schultz on health care bill

From Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz As a new year commences, it is important to reflect on the progress of the 111th Democratic-led Congress in 2009 as well as look forward to what’s ahead in 2010.  Over the last year the House of Representatives passed many key measures to help America emerge as a stronger and more [...]

January 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news,Miami,National politics | Read More »

List of donation sites in Palm Beach, Miami and Broward County for Haiti


Related stories Local Agencies in Broward reaching out FBI fraud alert Tariff charges waived at Port Everglades Monetary collections for Caring House Project, a local non-profit that helps build communities in Haiti (sustainable with food, shelter and more), are being accepted at Fishtales, 33rd St. Wine Bar and Sunset Blue Block Party. Visit here for [...]

January 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,International relations,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news,Miami,Money,Non-profit organizations,Palm Beach,Schools | Read More »

2009 Roller Coaster of Weather Extremes, Water Management Challenges

Last January, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) entered 2009 during the driest six-month period in South Florida’s history. The month of May set a rainfall record followed by a near-record dry October. The new year begins with caution as the height of the dry season looms once again.

January 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Palm Beach,Water management,Weather | Read More »

Kravis Center entertains with Woody Allen, African Americal film fest, but also teaches with NYU discussions

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will be hosting four major events in early 2010 under the auspices of its continuing education program, ArtSmart. All four ArtSmart events will take place in the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. January 7 – 1:30 p.m. The Journey of Russia: from Presidents Yeltsin to Medvedev

January 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Film,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

Rise in sea levels forces drastic changes on Florida

Flooding in Key West recently. Salt water is starting to permeate the drainage system there. Eventually Broward will suffer the same.

Written by Homeland Security Newswire. If sea levels rise by only two feet, Florida stands to lose almost 10 percent of its land area and the homes of 1.5 million people; the zone which is vulnerable to 27-inch rise in sea level includes residential real estate worth $130 billion, half of Florida’s beaches, two nuclear [...]

December 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Water management | Read More »

SFWMD Highlights a Year of Significant Restoration Progress

Marking 60 years of service to Central and South Florida’s residents and environment, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) documented significant progress in environmental restoration and water resource protection initiatives in 2009. Initially created in 1949 as the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District,

December 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management | Read More »

Federal Transit Administration Program Funds Now Available

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, in partnership with the Metropolitan Planning Organization in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, is announcing a call for projects in the Miami Urbanized Area for Job Access & Reverse

November 30th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Year round water conservation now a standard in South Florida


Recognizing the need to conserve water and increase protection for South Florida’s water resources, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board unanimously approved sweeping year-round water conservation measures that place permanent limits on landscape irrigation throughout the region. Developed with input from water users across the region after more than two years and [...]

November 14th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Local news,Recreation,Water management | Read More »

Election dates to replace Wexler set

The date for a special election to replace resigning U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler has been set by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. In an executive order, Crist announced that the primary election will be held Feb. 2, 2010 and the special general election will be held April 6, 2010. Wexler resigned last month to take the [...]

November 4th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,National politics,Palm Beach | Read More »

Summit makes official compact between South Florida counties to combat global warming

George Nugent, Monroe County, Kristen Jacobs, Broward County, Katy Sorenson, Miami-Dade and Shelly Vana, Palm Beach County, finished signing the resolution to work together on combatting climate change.

With over 1800 linear feet of canals, global warming and rises in sea level could be a real problem if local governments don’t join the effort and plan ahead to mitigate the effects. And according to county commissioner Kristen Jacobs, we’re already seeing the effect of global warming in South Florida. “Just a month ago, [...]

October 27th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach,Water management,Weather | Read More »

Congressional candidate Lynch disputes Deutch endorsement

Ed Lynch, a Republican candidate for U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler’s recently vacated seat in the 19th Congressional district, has expressed concerns about endorsements by Wexler and the South Florida Congressional Delegation of Sen. Ted Deutch who is also running for the seat. Wexler announced his decision to retire in January 2010 to take a position [...]

October 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,National politics,Palm Beach | Read More »

Counties Prepare for Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

A precedent-setting gathering of local officials, federal and state legislators, regional transportation, planning and water management authorities, and members of the regional Climate Change/Green Task Forces representing Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties will gather at the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit, Friday, October 23, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at [...]

October 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach,Water management | Read More »

Fright Nights now open

Fright Nights, the scariest Halloween phenomenon around, returns to the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.  This year’s terror-full attraction kicks off Thursday, October 15th and is slated to be scarier than ever before!  Advance discount tickets are available through October 14th….  online at www.frightnights.net. THE LARGEST HAUNTED ATTRACTION IN SOUTH FLORIDA! INCLUDING 3 [...]

October 17th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Holiday,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

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