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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 »

The greening of 2011

Lists pop up everywhere around this time of year, telling you the best of last year, the worst, the weirdest, what kind of resolutions to make ad infinitum. With the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 it is the perfect time to reassess where we are and where we are going and with [...]

January 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Pompano commission workshop to discuss future plans for Pompano

The Pompano Beach City Commission will be holding a Workshop in the Commission Chambers located at 100 West Atlantic Boulevard on Friday, January 7th, at 9:00 a.m. for a presentation and discussion of a citywide visioning process. This strategic plan will be designed to guide future policy decisions about capital projects and general development issues [...]

December 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Pompano Beach | 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 »

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 »

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 »

Broward County News Briefs

Broward County Offices Close for Veterans Day, November 11 Broward County governmental offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. This includes all branches of county libraries, regional and neighborhood parks, nature centers and natural areas, as well as Animal Care’s two Adoption Centers. More… County Appoints New Transit Director [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

First Skolnick Jazz/Arts Fest in Pompano Nov. 14


The first Skolnick Jazz and Arts Festival is scheduled for Sunday, November 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Herb Skolnick Community Center which is located at 800 SW 36th Street. Come and enjoy relaxing jazz performed by the South Florida Harmonica Band, Jazz Delight and Nostalgia. Seating is available, but people are [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Culture,Events,Families,Local news,Music,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 »

U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Program Opens for Public Comment

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) opened up today, November 8, 2010 the proposed update to the LEED green building rating system for its first public comment.  The public comment period, which will close on December 31, 2010, is the next step in the continuous improvement process and the on-going development cycle of the LEED [...]

November 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Federal Government,Local news | Read More »

Pompano Chamber’s 28th Annual Golf Tournament Nov. 13


The Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce is holding its 28th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, November 13 at the Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course, 1101 N. Federal Highway. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on the Pines Course. The Scramble Format tournament is open to the public for a fun [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Pompano Beach,Recreation,Sports | Read More »

Free holiday boat decorating class in Pompano Beach

The Pompano Beach Lowe’s Home Improvement Center has scheduled a special free seminar on Saturday, November 6, 2010 for Captains interested in decorating their boats for The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 48th Annual Holiday Boat Parade. The seminar will run from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Lowe’s training room. Lowe’s is located [...]

October 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Holiday,Latest news,Local news,Pompano Beach,marine | Read More »

Pompano HUD investigations shows serious lapses in process


From the City of Pompano Beach: Due to continued allegations of irregularities and improprieties regarding past practices of the Office of Housing and Urban Improvement (OHUI), the Pompano Beach City Commission directed City Manager Dennis Beach to initiate a forensic audit. Although a complete turn over in staff in the OHUI has occurred in the [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Latest news,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Pompano Beach to be Certified as Community Wildlife Habitat

Leading a nationwide trend in community concern for habitat loss, the community of Pompano Beach will be officially designated a Community Wildlife Habitat, the 42nd in the country and the seventh community in Florida to receive this honor. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) commends the dedicated residents of Pompano Beach and the Go Wild! Team [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Environmental,Latest news,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Green Market Pompano Beach debuts this month


WHAT: 2010-2011 GreenMarket Pompano Beach Opening Day WHEN: Saturday, October 30, 2010 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. WHERE: In the City’s historic downtown Flagler Avenue and NE First Street, Pompano Beach COST: FREE DETAILS: GreenMarket Pompano Beach is presented by the Pompano Beach Historical Society in partnership with the Pompano Beach CRA. It provides the [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Pompano holding meeting to discuss branding for community

The City of Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will be hosting a Branding Work Session that will be open to the public on Thursday, September 16th at 10:00 a.m. in the City Commission Chambers located at 100 West Atlantic Boulevard. All residents and business owners are invited to attend to have their ideas and [...]

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Latest news,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Public meeting on improvements to 31st Ave in Pompano Sept. 15

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding an informational meeting to discuss proposed improvements to be made to State Road 849 (Northwest 31st Avenue) from 200 feet north of West Atlantic Boulevard to Coconut Creek Parkway/Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Boulevard in Pompano Beach. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 5:30 pm [...]

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

Take Stock In Children Gets $5 Million Grant


Education has become a top priority in Florida with a wave of federal funding that will make its way to Take Stock in Children, a statewide non-profit organization with a 15 year history of working in partnership with over 800 public schools to help low-income and at-risk teenagers break the cycle of poverty by providing [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Schools | Read More »

First annual Southern Monster Smash Festival in Pompano


It will be “Jamband Heaven” when the “First Annual Southern Monster Smash Music Festival” comes to the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on Saturday, October 30.  It’s an all day Festival with doors opening at 11AM. For the first time in South Florida the “Southern Monster Smash Music Festival” will feature two stages filled with the top [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Atlantic Blvd. bridge to A1A closed all weekend

The Atlantic Boulevard Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway is scheduled to be closed to all road vehicles and pedestrians by the Florida Department of Transportation from Friday evening, July 9th, until Monday morning, July 12th.  Boat traffic will not be affected. The weekend closure for painting was originally scheduled for the weekend of June 25-28 [...]

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Pompano Beach,Transportation | Read More »

DUI saturation patrols in several Broward cities

The Broward Sheriff’s Office will conduct a saturation patrol targeting intoxicated and impaired drivers this holiday weekend. The enforcement effort will run from 7 p.m. Sunday, July 4 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 5. The BSO D. U. I. Task Force units will be joined by district deputies and will focus patrols on areas that [...]

July 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fire/police,Holiday,Oakland Park,Pompano Beach,Tamarac | Read More »

June filled with activities at Broward facilities, parks

Tuesday, June 1 BOWLING Strikers Family Sports Center (Sunrise) For adults with developmental disabilities. 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. $5.50 includes two games and shoes. Participants will socialize and bowl two games to improve and maintain their bowling skills. Preregistration is required. For more information, call the Special Populations Section at ROADVIEW CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEETING [...]

May 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Sunrise,Tamarac,West Park,Weston,cooper city,margate,wilton manors | Read More »

Take a sustainable approach-urge elected officials to take stance against offshore drilling


By Valerie Amor, Green Examiner, guest columnist. It was President Barack Obama during his campaign that stressed repeatedly that he would never support lifting the moratorium off the coast of Florida, “I intend to keep in place the moratorium here in Florida…to protect Florida’s pristine coastline.” Since his own words are stronger than mine in [...]

April 5th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Environmental,Families,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Pompano Beach,Sunrise,Weston,margate,wilton manors | 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 »

Broward opening cold weather shelter; expect drop to low 40s

The National Weather Service forecasts low temperatures, including wind chill, in the mid- to low-40s for Wednesday night, February 10, to Thursday morning, February 11, for Broward County. As a result of this forecast, Broward County has declared a cold weather emergency for

February 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Pompano Beach,Weather | Read More »

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