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Get Ready for Summer with Free Cone Day: Gulfstream Park Village Has It All... Music in the Park and New Experiences to Enjoy

As the temperatures increase, so does the fun at Gulfstream Park Village. As South Florida’s premier entertainment, dining and restaurant destination, Gulfstream offers events and happenings for all ages in an open-air environment.

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May 12, 2022

Young & Dedicated At Heart: 12 Local Seniors To Be Honored For Their Philanthropy & Public Service

In recognition of May as Older Americans Month, the Area Agency on Aging of Broward County (AAABC) will honor exceptional Broward senior volunteers, 60 and older, for their contributions to the community at the 38th Annual Dr. Nan S. Hutchison Broward Senior Hall of Fame on Wednesday, May 18. A plaque with the name of each honoree will be displayed in the Broward County Government Building.

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May 12, 2022

Expanding & Attracting New Business: The Hallandale Beach CRA Has Innovative Programs To Assist You

The Hallandale Beach CRA is committed to helping businesses succeed and grow. Their team works to bring a vibrant, innovative, local competitive economy in the HBCRA Area by creating an environment that promotes the retention, expansion and attraction of businesses and by incentivizing new commercial and mixed use developments in the area.

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May 12, 2022

The STEM Factory: Opening Doors to Lifelong Learning & Success

It’s said that a passionate teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill the love of learning. Mrs. Charmaine Silvas-Price does all that and more as the Executive Director of The STEM Factory After School Tutoring Programs & Camps, Inc. based in Hollywood, Florida. The program assists students in kindergarten through fifth grade with tutoring.

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May 12, 2022

BoConcept Cuts The Ribbon On Its Newest Location: Gulfstream Park Village Enhances Its Position As South Florida’s Leading Home Store Destination

The Grand Opening Celebration included a ribbon cutting with Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, Aventura Vice Mayor Rachel Saltzman Friedland, Golden Beach Town Manager Alexander Diaz, City Officials, BoConcept Staff & guests

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May 12, 2022

State of the City, Part 1: The First In-Person State of Hallandale Beach Speech In 3 Years

It was great being able to deliver my first In-Person State of the City Speech after 3 years. In the next couple of articles, I will share the address. Before that I want to share some information with our readers about what we as a City can and cannot do as Elected Officials when it comes to Condominiums.

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May 12, 2022

South Florida Legend Rabbi: Rabbi Dovid Bryn zt"l Shul Was In The Community’s Hearts

South Florida Legend, the beloved Rabbi Dovid Bryn zt"l, founder of Chabad Chayil & the California Club Shul was mostly known for his unending acts of kindness and genuine love for every human being

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May 12, 2022

Hurricane Season is Around the Corner: Now’s the Time to Get Your Emergency Plan In Place

With the June 1st start of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season just three weeks away, now is the time to get ready. Reduce your stress during an emergency by having your family’s plan in place in advance. A hurricane can cause major disruptions to your family, the power grid and the supply chain. The best way to minimize these and many other problems is to be prepared.

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May 12, 2022

Aventura Branch Library Happenings: Financial Literacy Workshop, Book Discussion And Much More

The Aventura Branch Library has a wide variety of On-line and In-Person events. There will be Talk, Read, Sing for Preschoolers, a book discussion group, chess/checkers club and much more. Some events may require you to RSVP, so, please go On-Line to register At: https://mdpls.org/branch-northeast-dade-aventura or for more information prior to attending the event, Call: (305) 931-5512.

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May 6, 2022

Custom Britto Installation To Debut At Don Soffer Aventura High School

The Don Soffer Aventura High School Foundation is excited to announce that internationally acclaimed artist Romero Britto will be debuting his newest piece at Don Soffer Aventura High School on Wednesday, May 15th, 2022.

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May 6, 2022

The Carousel Club: Gulfstream Park’s Newest Dining Destination

Gulfstream Park’s newest dining destination, The Carousel Club opened April 1st and it has been a huge success. Named for the Antique Carousel Bar at its center, this highly anticipated arrival offers an experience like no other.

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May 6, 2022

Surfside Collapse: Judge Approves $83 Million Settlement

People who owned units in Champlain Towers South in Surfside, the oceanfront condominium building that collapsed last year will divide $83 Million for property losses, though the compensation for families over the 98 deaths is yet to be determined, a judge ruled in March.

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May 6, 2022

Teacher Planning Day Programs

The City of Aventura offers children ages 5-12 a day-camp filled with a variety of enrichment activities

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May 6, 2022

Are You VEINY or VAINY? From Facial's to Vein Procedures Fox Vein & Laser Experts Has Got You Covered

Fox Vein & Laser Experts is a one-stop-shop for Varicose Veins, Venous Disease, Injectables, Lasers, Tattoo Removal, Facials and more. With over 20 plus years and tens of thousands of successful Vein Procedures under her belt, Dr. Susan Fox is who you want to treat your Vein and Vascular Diseases in South Florida. Her office is also where you want to have all of your Cosmetic Procedures.

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May 5, 2022

Mother’s Day On A Budget: Inexpensive & Thoughtful Ways To Celebrate Mom

Mother’s Day is just a few days away and while Mom may be dreaming of a far-off getaway, a thoughtful gift from her loved ones is sure to warm her heart. Show Mom how much you appreciate her with one of these heart-felt gestures that won’t break the bank.

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May 5, 2022

Music and Comedy: Are King This May At The Parker

Hannah Gadsby, Garrison Keillor and Doktor Kaboom bring the laughs to The Parker this May as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Tommy Emmanuel, Madeleine Peyroux and Sophie B. Hawkins rock the house while audiences in the Lillian S. Wells Hall relive the best of rock with One Night of Queen Performed by Gary Mullen and The Works, The British: They Came, They Saw, They Conquered and Leonid & Friends.

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May 5, 2022

1st Priority Restoration: Mold and Water Damage Experts That Work Directly With Your Insurance

If your home has been damaged by water from a leaking pipe, intruding water from all the current rains or mold damage from moisture over time. How are you going to address these problems in your home? A Restoration Company such as 1st Priority Restoration is usually the first company to call following significant damage to a home from floods, water damage, sewage backup and other major water events.

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May 5, 2022

Discover the Arts Day: Gasper Arts Center and WMODA Join Forces In Dania Beach on Saturday, May 14th, 2022

WMODA is partnering with Gasper Arts to promote creativity in our community. On Saturday, May 14th, 2022, at the two locations on South Federal Highway, visitors can enjoy artist demonstrations and exhibitions for selling ceramics and glass art.

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May 5, 2022

The Illusion of Freedom: We’re Only as Free as the Government Allows

“Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away.”— George Carlin

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May 5, 2022

Spark Hollywood: Attend & Watch the Competition Live!

Are you Interested in getting to know Hollywood Florida's up and coming entrepreneurs? Here's your opportunity! SPARK Hollywood finalists will pitch their ideas to investors and innovators during the upcoming SPARK Hollywood Pitch Competition.

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May 5, 2022

Shop Special Deals For Mother’s Day at Brand International

Lets face it, when it comes to mom, there is simply nothing we won’t do to make her happy - and that’s why this year - Brand International Perfume in the heart of Hallandale Beach, will once again be the place to go for gift giving ideas.

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May 5, 2022

Charter Review Proposals For November’s Ballot: Eleven Changes Have Been Proposed For The City of Hallandale Beach

Last week, I began to share with our readers about the Charter Review proposals for this November’s Ballot. Our Charter Review Committee has worked for the past year to review our Charter and debating changes to our governance and Charter positions.

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May 5, 2022

Aventura Brightline Station & New Office Building

The Brightline Station in Aventura has a completion scheduled for Fall 2022. Recently plans have been submitted for Two Turnberry, a 14-story office building. In the photo you can see the proposed building and the pedestrian bridge across Biscayne Boulevard connecting the office building to the Aventura Brightline Station currently under construction

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May 5, 2022

BoConcept Opens at Gulfstream Park Village, South Florida’s Home Store Destination: The Contemporary Furniture Retailer Joins a Lineup of Premier Home & Design Stores

Gulfstream Park Village, South Florida’s premier entertainment, dining and restaurant destination located on the border of Broward and Miami-Dade County, offers a dynamic selection of home and design stores. Featuring 11 home stores at one address, there is something for every taste and budget. Whether it’s much needed spring cleaning and organization, or a décor refresh, Gulfstream Park Village is the perfect one-stop shopping destination that offers boundless options and inspiration.

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April 28, 2022

A Memorable May: Extraordinary Performances Come To The Broward Center

May brings an array of live, extraordinary performances to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

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April 28, 2022

Celebrating Diverse Heritage: Robust Public Programming in May At The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

In the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)’s continued efforts to include diverse voices and perspectives, the museum is offering a robust series of education and public programming to celebrate both Haitian Heritage Month and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month throughout the month of May.

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April 28, 2022

A Magical Disney Experience In Fort Lauderdale’s: Port Everglades Will Be Disney Cruise Lines Second Home Starting In 2023

The Broward County Commission gave the green light to transform Port Everglades' Cruise Terminal 4 and the adjacent berth into a second home for Disney Cruise Line. Transforming Port Everglades' Cruise Terminal 4 into a second home for Disney Cruise Line received the green light today as The Broward County Commission approved Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, Inc. for design and consulting services.

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April 28, 2022

Hollywood Brazilian Carnaval

Join us this Saturday at the ArtsPark at Young Circle for a joyous Brazilian celebration with authentic carnaval music and performers! This free, family-friendly event begins at 7 p.m. and will feature Gafieira Rio Miami, an 11-piece Brazilian big band led by Latin Grammy winner Diogo Brown, playing high-energy hits to get everyone dancing.

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April 28, 2022

New Sensory-Inclusive Performances: Live and In-Person Shows For The Whole Family To Enjoy

With audiences returning to the theater, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce three upcoming Live and In-Person Sensory-Inclusive Performances for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are affordably priced at $10 each for these Performances.

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April 28, 2022

The Power Of The Individual: Whatever You Can Conceive, You Can Achieve

“You can’t fight city hall.” “What can one person do?” “Things never change.” “That’s just the way it is.” “There’s nothing you can do.” “You’re just beating your head against the wall.” “You have to learn how to accept reality.”

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April 28, 2022

Planning For A Brighter Future: Hallandale Beach Charter Review Is Making Progressive Changes

In 2019, the Charter Review Committee of our City started meeting. The Committee is established by Charter to meet every 8 years to evaluate our Charter for revisions they deem suitable to improve our city. They review the Chartered positions, Elections and other items that will update how our City is Governed. They typically have 6 months to work and propose changes but due to the Pandemic the meetings were postponed. The Commission reconvened in 2021 with the Committee to conclude their work. Two members could not recommit so two new members were appointed.

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April 28, 2022

Hey Macarena

Are you looking for a jogging partner or even a dancing partner? Maybe a dog that would like to possibly do agility? If so, two-year-old Macarena (ID 649648) is the girl for you.

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April 28, 2022

Robert Egert: 15 Exquisite Years Catering to SoFlo’s Many Tastes

Like baseball stars with a storied career, Robert Egert puts on a uniform for the love of the game. For the past 15 years, he has been doing that at Exquisite Catering by Robert. But unlike those ballplayers, his game is catering, and his uniform includes an apron and chef’s hat.

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April 24, 2022

Village of Dentistry: Taking Dentistry To The Next Level

Village of Dentistry Dental Clinic is the most technologically advanced dental clinic in South Florida. And the clinic, founded several years ago, recently expanded in Hallandale Beach. The first of its kind in South Florida, a new concept in the dental experience with hyper-personalized patient care and the latest industry’s technology.

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April 24, 2022

P.Pole Pizza in Hallandale Beach Offers Creative Twist on Best Pizza in Town 

The time-honored dish of pizza has an amazing twist in Hallandale Beach that is not to be missed. Created by a millennial, but loved by all ages is the trendy restaurant P.Pole Pizza.

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April 24, 2022

Precision Legal: "Florida's Game-Changer For The Restoration Industry"

For the past two years Precision Legal has specialized in property damage law by representing restoration companies and homeowners whose claims were denied or underpaid by their insurance companies.

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April 24, 2022

Cannabis Straight Talk from Miracle Leaf

The annual National Cannabis Day, which is observed on, April 20 has just passed and Geo Tejada of the Miracle Leaf Cannabis Health Center in Hallandale Beach seeks to set the record straight on his products.

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April 24, 2022

Ferrara Auto Spa, Ferrara Automotive: Serving the Broward Community for 20 years

Ferrara Auto Spa and Ferrara Automotive have been around for the past 20 years. It is probably one of the longest operating repair shops in the East Hollywood area. For years, locals would entrust their family vehicles for repairs and other services so much so that even family from out-of-town would be referred to them.

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April 24, 2022

Fox Vein & Laser Experts Has Expanded Services: Now Including Many Non-Invasive Cutting-Edge Procedures

For years, Fox Vein and Laser Experts has been at the forefront of Vein Therapy and Laser Procedures. Around five years ago, Dr. Fox expanded the practice to include many non-invasive cutting-edge procedures such as: Microneedling, Tattoo Removal, Hydrafacials, PRP, Hair Restoration, Skin Rejuvenation, Peels, Lasers and so much more. Fox Vein & Laser Experts has been an industry leader through the years, with the best equipment and services offered.

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April 24, 2022

Focusing On People: From Real Estate To Firefighting

J. Scott Cowles was seven years-old when he wanted to follow in his mother's footsteps and become a Real Estate Agent. Not only is he a successful Real Estate Broker, President and CEO of Esquire RE Brokerage firm in Fort Lauderdale, but he is also a Volunteer Firefighter for the City of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and loves running in Marathons across the United States.

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April 24, 2022

Surfside Hearing Center: Welcome to South Florida’s Renowned Hearing Center, A Division of Hear Again America

When it comes to providing quality hearing health care there are few in South Florida who provide better service than Hear Again America’s Melanie Plotkin. As a Hearing Aid Specialist with over twenty years of experience in the industry and an unwavering dedication to her craft, Melanie promises only the highest standard of care to each of her patients.

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April 24, 2022

Elite Auctioneers: Free Appraisal of Your Antiques, Modern Art, Estate & More

In the enterprising world of auctioneering, Elite Auctioneers LLC stands out as a company truly dedicated to its craft.

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April 24, 2022

2021 Business Woman of The Year

Not every real estate professional targets his or her career to be known as a “concierge broker.” Twenty-plus years ago, when she first started out in real estate, that was the goal of Lonna Spitaleri, now founder/owner/broker of Costa Bella Realty Group in Hollywood. From the beginning, Lonna wanted to be recognized as a real estate sales professional, who could exceed her client’s expectations in delivering personalized service, whether the sale was small or monumental and she obviously succeeded.

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April 24, 2022

U.S. Medicare Info Helping Seniors With Medicare Programs Throughout Florida

For almost five years, U.S. Medicare Info has been helping senior’s in South Florida get coverage for health and drug services not covered by Original Medicare from the government.

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April 24, 2022

The Goal Of Dr. Chander Gupta Is Keeping His Patients Healthy Through Modern Dentistry

Dr. Chander Gupta of Brighten Dental Care in Dania Beach takes a holistic approach to his practice. “By correcting alignment, filling gaps with precision by ensuring the correct fit of bridges, crowns and dentures, providing prophylactic cleaning and scaling, oral cancer screening and assessing the level of bacteria and viruses in a patient’s mouth with state-of-the art technology, we are able to be a partner in maintaining the overall health of our patients,” he says.

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April 24, 2022

Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer: The Ultimate Summer Camp Theater Experience

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and The Performance Project School of the Arts have opened enrollment for Summer Theater Camp 2022 at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center at the Broward Center, the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in Miami-Dade and at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center at Nova Southeastern University.

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April 21, 2022

Let's Learn from COVID: Prepare For Future Pandemics Now

One COVID-19 lesson is already clear: The time to invest in preparedness for the next pandemic is now.

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April 21, 2022

Education & Sharing Day USA: Honoring One of The Most Phenomenal Jewish Personalities of All Time

Last week on April 12, 2022, South Florida joined communities worldwide in marking the 120th anniversary of the birthdate of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

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April 21, 2022

Mold & Water Damage Experts: 1st Priority Restoration Will Work Directly With Your Insurance

If your home has been damaged by water from a leaking pipe, intruding water from all the current rains or mold damage from moisture over time. How are you going to address these problems in your home? A Restoration Company such as 1st Priority Restoration is usually the first company to call following significant damage to a home from floods, water damage, sewage backup and other major water events. The job of a restoration company is to clean up the mess and to preserve the home, protect the home and its contents so that further damage will not occur.

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April 21, 2022

‘We the People’: Are the New, Permanent Underclass in America

“We are now speeding down the road of wasteful spending and debt, and unless we can escape we will be smashed in inflation.”— Herbert Hoover

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April 21, 2022

Mom's Brunch Made Easy: It's Simple and It's Scrumptious

A Mother's Day brunch doesn't need to be fancy, plus it gives mom a chance to sleep in. With its prime positioning between breakfast and lunch, brunch is a more casual and lighter alternative to the typical lunch or dinner.

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April 21, 2022

Sweeten Up Mom's Day: With an 'Eggstra' Creative Mother's Day Brunch

It's hard to top a brunch feast spent snacking on sweet treats in the sunshine with loved ones. At the center of your celebration can be a springtime tradition with nearly endless possibilities: eggs.

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April 21, 2022

A Surprise for Mom

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate and treat your mom to a delicious breakfast or brunch. Whether it’s a meal in bed or a beautiful spread on the dining room table, make the day special with simple recipes that are sure to impress.

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April 21, 2022

Update On Hallandale Beach Issues: First In Person Town Hall Held at Foster Park In Almost Three Years

I want to thank all of the residents that came out to my first In-Person Town Hall held at Foster Park. It was great to see all of you in person to give updates on our City issues and listen to your concerns. It has been difficult over the past few years not being able to meet in person. I’m sure that we all missed the personal interactions and debates that we have together Live and In-Person.

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April 21, 2022

Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 11th Annual 5K

Thousands of walkers and runners will make strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving during the 11th Annual UKG Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K brought to you by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County.

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April 21, 2022

Celebrate Earth Day and Happy Day in Hollywood

This Friday, April 22nd, the City of Hollywood’s Sustainability Advisory Committee will celebrate Earth and Arbor Days Hollywood's at ArtsPark at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. and will be followed by ArtsPark Movie Night at 8 p.m.

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April 21, 2022

A New Era: Edward Santiago Is The New Sunny Isles Beach Chief of Police

Interim Sunny Isles Beach Chief of Police, Edward Santiago, has been appointed and confirmed as the permanent Chief of Police for the City of Sunny Isles Beach on Tuesday, April 5. City Manager Stan Morris brought his recommendation to appoint Santiago to the permanent position of Police Chief at a Special City Commission Meeting, where Santiago was confirmed by a unanimous vote of the Commission.

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April 21, 2022

No Home Surprises Act: 4 in 5 Florida Landlords Want Federal Protection From Surprise Regulations

Home ownership is a dream many Americans pursue with great desire, vigor and of course, a tight budget above all. Some have even taken the next step by buying additional properties – or several – which means the potential costs involved in maintenance are multiplied too. Any landlord will have learned that unforeseen costs are just part of the business of owning property, however, sometimes this is a lesson learned a little too late.

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April 21, 2022

Find Home Décor & Inspiration at Gulfstream Park Village, South Florida’s Home Store Destination: New Retailer BoConcept Joins a Lineup of 11 Premier Home & Design Stores

Gulfstream Park Village, South Florida’s premier entertainment, dining and restaurant destination located on the border of Broward and Miami-Dade County, offers a dynamic selection of home and design stores. Featuring 11 home stores at one address, there is something for every taste and budget. Whether it’s much needed spring cleaning and organization, or a décor refresh, Gulfstream Park Village is the perfect one-stop shopping destination that offers boundless options and inspiration.

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April 14, 2022

To Censor or Not To Censor - A History Lesson: “Parental Rights in Education Bill” Dubbed The “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

One of the hot news stories is the Bill in Florida banning the discussion of Sexual Orientations or Gender Identities in Elementary Schools. The bill is called “Parental Rights in Education Bill” but has been dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill. This, of course, has led to a national debate about censorship, decency and age appropriateness.

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April 14, 2022

The Passover Seder, Amid Ukraine Catastrophe: Passover Is About Our Own Personal Liberation – Physically, Emotionally and Spiritually

The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated this year from sundown on Friday evening, April 15th, 2022, until after nightfall on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, with its highlight, the festive “Seder” dinners on the first 2 nights of the holiday. The festival of Passover commemorates the freedom of the Jewish nation from enslavement in Ancient Egypt in 1313 BCE. After many decades of slavery to the Egyptian Pharaohs, G‑d sent Moses to the Pharaoh with a message to: “Let My People Go.” When Moses’ warnings were dismissed, G‑d sent upon Egypt ten plagues, the last one being the killing of the Egyptian firstborn while “passing over” the Jewish homes—hence the name of the holiday.

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April 14, 2022

On A Mission: It Has Been A Struggle To Get A Slow Speed Zone On The Intracoastal Waterway in Hallandale Beach

For over twenty-five years the Golden Isles Safe Neighborhood, Hallandale Beach Marine Advisory Board and the Golden Isles Homeowners Association have been struggling to get a slow speed zone on the Intracoastal Waterway in Hallandale Beach. This small stretch was never addressed years ago when they began to focus on speeding all along Broward waterways. Those of us that have lived here over the years remember the multiple times we attempted.

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April 14, 2022

Overcoming Loneliness

As a funeral director, I see spousal loss more often than I like. Sometimes the husband passes first, but other times the wife passes first. Regardless of who passes, the surviving spouse not only experiences sadness, they experience extreme loneliness too.

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April 14, 2022

Stars Of Tomorrow: Perform In The Spring Spectacular

Students in advanced classes at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Rose Miniaci Arts & Education Center present their Spring Spectacular in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center on Monday, April 18th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

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April 14, 2022

United In One Cause: National Kidney Foundation Leads Fight Against Chronic Kidney Disease

The Non-Profit Organization continues to galvanize support, donors and participants for the upcoming Annual Miami Kidney Walk scheduled for Sunday, April 24th, 2022.

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April 14, 2022

The City of Hollywood Celebrates National Community Development Week

This week has been designated as National Community Development week by the National Community Development Association to celebrate the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the HOME Investment Partnerships program (HOME), and the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program (SHIP). The programs provide annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

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April 14, 2022

Gulfstream Park Village Puts Fun on the Map with Live Music, Exciting Racing and It’s New Destination, The Carousel Club!

South Florida’s ultimate home store, entertainment and restaurant destination offers activities for all to enjoy. Gulfstream Park Village remains the place to be with incredible can’t-miss events! As South Florida’s premier entertainment, dining and restaurant destination, Gulfstream offers events and happenings for all ages in an open-air environment.

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April 8, 2022

Brightline Aventura Station Construction: West Dixie Highway To Close In Preparation For The Station

Brightline is actively constructing new areas of their rail line to bring passengers from their Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach stops to Orlando and beyond. The team is hard at work to continue the exciting expansion plans. Service connecting South Florida to Central Florida is expected to open in 2022.

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April 8, 2022

Miami-Dade Dog Park Advisory: Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex

Miami-Dade County Animal Services urges pet owners to protect their dogs against Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex. Due to a recent increase of this disease, there have been many cases of CIRDC reported throughout South Florida.

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April 8, 2022

Zumba & Yoga in the Park Continue

Zumba in the park continues to be a popular event, so the City will continue to offer complimentary Zumba classes to Aventura residents of all ages. The Zumba program will include a certified Zumba instructor teaching this fun fitness class involving aerobic movement and Latin dance.

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April 8, 2022

Parents Night Out

The City of Aventura’s will host a night out just for kids ages 5-12 on Friday, April 22, from 6-10 PM at the Community Recreation Center located at 3375 NE 188 Street.

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April 8, 2022

SplashPad Is Open

Founders Park SplashPad, the City of Aventura’s interactive water playground for children, opened for the season on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 to Aventura residents.

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April 8, 2022

Quick and Easy Dishes for Dining Al Fresco

Warmer weather is often welcome for a variety of reasons and dining outdoors can help take that appreciation to the next level. Keeping ingredients lists short and prep time minimal also allows you to spend more time enjoying the sunshine and blue skies al fresco with the ones you love.

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April 8, 2022

Aventura Branch Library Happenings: Maintaining a Healthy Aging Brain in a Pandemic World And Much More

The Aventura Branch Library has a wide variety of On-line and In-Person events. There will be Talk, Read, Sing for Preschoolers, a book discussion group, chess/checkers club and much more. Some events may require you to RSVP, so, please go On-line to register at: https://mdpls.org/branch-northeast-dade-aventura or for more information prior to attending the event, call: (305) 931-5512.

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April 8, 2022

24th Annual Cuisine For Art: Join Honorees Dara and Jarett Levan For A Fun Evening

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood’s 24th Annual Cuisine for Art fundraiser will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 20th, 2022. This fundraiser features elected officials and community leaders serving as Celebrity Waiters during an exciting and entertaining evening.

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April 7, 2022

What Do You Think About? A Change in Thinking Always Precedes a Change In Results

"Change your thoughts and you change your world." -- Norman Vincent Peale

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April 7, 2022

The Water Damage & Mold Solution Experts: 1st Priority Restoration Can Work Directly With Your Insurance

If your home has been damaged by water from a leaking pipe, intruding water from all the current rains or mold damage from moisture over time. How are you going to address these problems in your home? A Restoration Company such as 1st Priority Restoration is usually the first company to call following significant damage to a home from floods, water damage, sewage backup and other major water events.

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April 7, 2022

Golden Isles Safe Neighborhood District: A Special Meeting For Residents Was Held To Discuss Changes

This past Monday the Golden Isles Safe Neighborhood District held a special meeting for residents of the district to present design concepts for Layne Boulevard. For some time, the district has been discussing upgrading our road to provide a safer environment for pedestrians, bikes and vehicles.

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April 7, 2022

A Celebratory Passover Dessert

When celebrating with family, there is nearly nothing better than passing a light and sweet dessert around the table. These Simple Macaroons are crisp, dipped in decadent chocolate and a completely scrumptious option for celebrating Passover.

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April 7, 2022

Downtown Hollywood is Aglow

Glow Refinery, a Day Spa that serves up a selection of treatments for men and women, including skincare, waxing, body contouring, eyebrow laminations, and lash lifts, recently opened at 1940 Harrison Street, Suite#: 204, Hollywood, Florida 33020.

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April 7, 2022

A Savory Meal for Spring Celebrations

From picnics and family reunions to al fresco meals on the patio, flavor and freshness can make springtime dishes truly mouthwatering. As you plan your spring menu for time with loved ones, think outside the box with recipes that can feed a crowd.

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April 7, 2022

Suddenly, Last Summer: Tennessee Williams's Gothic Mystery - Now On Stage

Aging, beauty, hypocrisy, greed, sexual repression and cannibalism drive Island City Stage’s production of Tennessee William’s gothic mystery Suddenly, Last Summer, running now through April 17, 2022. Suddenly, Last Summer, which debuted on March 17, is part of the award-winning theater company’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

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April 7, 2022

Hollywood Has A Lot Happening: Food Waste Prevention, Beach Clean-Up & Lifeguard Testing

This week is Food Waste Prevention Week and the City of Hollywood is encouraging everyone to participate in a number of activities that raise awareness and inspire everyone to reduce food waste at home, work and in our communities. Activities include a social media bingo game for a chance to win great prizes, K-12 student engagement contests, invention marathons, presentations with special guests including celebrated local chefs, and the Save the Food Fest event at Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, April 9th.

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April 7, 2022

Kreepy Tiki and Old Ghosts: Bring New Art and Spirit to Downtown Hollywood

Brittany Nicole and Jackson "JAKSIN" Valiente, partners in Kreepy Tiki and Old Ghosts of Hollywood, the famous Fort Lauderdale Retail Collection of "art, antiquities and oddities" and tattoo parlor, were in a bind. After almost 15 years, they had lost their lease and needed to find the perfect new space.

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April 7, 2022

Spring Has Sprung: A Perfect Time of Year To Learn What Hollywood Parks Have To Offer

Spring is in the air and now is the time to learn all about what the park system in the City of Hollywood has to offer. No matter if you are a beach goer, fisherman, skater, sailor or into pickleball, these parks have something for everyone, even your dog. This time of year, the weather is great and it's a perfect time to take a walk with your significant other or your four legged friend. Gas is certainly expensive and many of these parks may not be far from you. So take advantage of these parks, take time to sit on a bench and listen to nature, or hop on a paddle board to see a different view of Hollywood.

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March 31, 2022

Rule By a Few: Real Americans and the American Oligarchy

ol·i·gar·chy: a small group of people having control of a country, organization or institution.

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March 31, 2022

Back In Full Swing: April Showers Audiences with Theater, Music, Comedy and Family Entertainment

Broward Center for the Performing Arts Complete April Schedule

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March 31, 2022

Entertainment From A To Z: The Parker Has Everyone from Alan Cumming To Zombies In April

Kick off the spring season with outstanding entertainment with stars from music, comedy, theater and dance this April in the Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker.

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March 31, 2022

Local & World Events Are In Focus: Hallandale Beach Helps Ukraine & Is Moving Forward After Reopening

As the War in Ukraine continues to rage, the country still needs all of the help they can get. Right here in Hallandale Beach a group, 'Florida for Ukraine' is busy packing shipments weekly and they are asking for these items:

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March 31, 2022

Paddleboard on Hollywood Beach

Paddleboarding has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years. The family-friendly activity is easy for anyone of any skill level to enjoy. Exploring Hollywood via paddleboard is no longer just for those with their own equipment.

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March 31, 2022

Underwater Adventure Awaits: New Artificial Reef Coming to Hollywood Beach

Those who experience the excitement of the underwater world, with its colorful fish and beautiful coral formations, know the thrill of seeing amazing marine life or discovering a unique formation. Divers to Hollywood Beach boast of the incredible biodiversity found just beyond the sandy shores. The word is out in the dive community on the 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project that is heading to Hollywood Beach this Spring.

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March 31, 2022

Immigration and America's Racial Reckoning

The Civil Rights Movement was America's greatest Moral Crusade, the culmination of years of determined Citizen Activism, leading to radical changes in the 1960s. We didn't just settle for a level playing field.

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March 31, 2022

Beware of Scams as Tax-Filing Deadline Approaches

Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning Floridians about scams ahead of the 2022 Tax-Filing Deadline. The Deadline to file 2021 Taxes is Monday, April 18th, 2022. According to the Internal Revenue Service, millions of Americans wait until the last two weeks before the Deadline to prepare their Tax Returns. Last-minute filers are at a heightened risk of scammers fraudulently filing for a return in their name. Other less-common tax schemes also seek to exploit Federal Filing Requirements. To avoid unnecessary hardships, Attorney General Moody is providing tips to help taxpayers spot and avoid tax scams.

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March 31, 2022

Work-From-Home Benefits

Over 2.4 million Floridians Healthier As They Swap Long Commutes For WFH

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March 31, 2022

Gulfstream Park Village Puts Fun on the Map with Live Music, Exciting Racing and New Destination, Carousel Club

South Florida’s ultimate home store, entertainment and restaurant destination offers activities for all to enjoy. Gulfstream Park Village remains the place to be with incredible can’t-miss events! As South Florida’s premier entertainment, dining and restaurant destination, Gulfstream offers events and happenings for all ages in an open-air environment.

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March 24, 2022

Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration: Live Performance Art, Fine Art, Music, Family Activities And Seafood Galore

The Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) proudly presents the Award Winning Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration. Our main event features live music from your favorite local & regional bands, live performance art, a juried fine art vendors and crafters showcase, family activities and seafood galore.

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March 24, 2022

Xavier's Cigar Lounge: The Perfect Place for Relaxation & Socializing

Xavier's Cigar Lounge in Hallandale Beach might be the place for people to relax while puffing on a variety of cigars and watching sporting events, but owner Harris Safra gave it a unique moniker: Husband Day Care Center. A sign outside the lounge gives women a clue on how to get rid of their husbands for a few hours or more, depending on how much fun they are having without them. The sign reads:

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March 24, 2022

The Water Damage & Mold Experts: 1st Priority Restoration Has The Solution

If your home has been damaged by water from a leaking pipe, intruding water from all the current rains or mold damage from moisture over time. How are you going to address these problems in your home? A Restoration Company such as 1st Priority Restoration is usually the first company to call following significant damage to a home from floods, water damage, sewage backup and other major water events.

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March 24, 2022

The Mad Tea Party at WMODA

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There was published 150 years ago as a sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. These fantastical stories by Lewis Carroll have inspired a pop-up exhibit within the Art of Tea at WMODA. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass to meet some of the curious characters of Wonderland as seen through the eyes of famous pottery and porcelain artists.

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March 24, 2022

Laughing For A Cause: Last Comic Standing and Finalist of America's Got Talent To Perform

One of the most famous comedians in America is lending his support to The Unicorn Children’s Foundation. On March 26, 2022 Josh Blue will headline the charities’ star studded gala at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

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March 24, 2022