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Celebrate Father's Day With Exciting Outdoor Activities: South Florida Is Filled With Adventures For You & Your Dad To Enjoy Together

A thoughtful card or personalized gift can go a long way on Father's Day, but what many dads (and grandpas) want on their special day is time spent with loved ones. With ideas for celebrating just about every type of dad, these activities, which are perfect for the whole family to partake in, are like gifts in and of themselves and can show him just how much he means to you.

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June 13, 2024

Laser Lights & Pixie Dust: July Shimmers At The Broward Center For The Performing Arts

Fireworks won’t be the only spectacle lighting up the night when talented young performers go on a high-flying journey to bring the beloved Peter Pan fairy tale to life, and Swifties live out their dreams with an unforgettable laser light dance party this July at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Peter Pan includes a performance designed to welcome children and adults on the Autism Spectrum as well as individuals with other Sensitivity Issues or Developmental Disabilities.

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June 13, 2024

Classic Rock, Comedy, Magic and More: The Stage Is set to Sizzle This July At The Parker

A sizzling slate of Stand-Up Comedy, Magic, Classic Rock and more will enthrall audiences this July at the Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker.

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June 13, 2024

Four Reasons NOT To Sell Florida Real Estate "Furnished" - Part 1

Mostly due to the many seasonal residents and second homes in Florida, thousands of houses and condos here are offered and sold Furnished or Turnkey every year. While this might sound convenient for some sellers and could even appeal to some buyers, it complicates multiple aspects of the transaction.

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June 13, 2024

Give Dad A Day Off This Father's Day: Here Are Basic Steps For An All-Out Blitz Of Fresh-Grilled Flavor

A sizzling steak is a surefire sound to make any dad smile, and the flavors achieved from one that's perfectly grilled are hard to match. So before you make reservations at some expensive restaurant to take dad out this Father's Day, wouldn't it be better to fire up the grill and give dad a great steak cooked at home? Great idea, right?

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June 13, 2024

Shavuot Is A Cheesy Jewish Holiday: The Crossroads Between Religion & Cuisine

At a unique crossroads between religion and cuisine, the Holiday of Shavuot, celebrating the Giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai some 3,336 years ago, has become a celebration of fine dairy cuisine as well. Shavuot is celebrated for two days, this year beginning at sundown on Tuesday, June 11th, 2024 and ending at nightfall on Thursday, June 13th.

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June 13, 2024

1-in-4 Floridians Would Ignore Hurricane Evacuation Warnings: The AAA Auto Club Group Shares The Top Insurance Policies To Consider During Hurricane Season

Severe weather like hurricanes can wreak havoc on your home, damage your vehicle, and sidetrack your summer vacation. That’s why AAA is sharing its top insurance policies for Hurricane Season to help Floridians protect their property and travel plans. But first, The Auto Club Group is releasing the findings from its Annual Hurricane Season survey.

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June 13, 2024

Signs It's Too Hot To Walk Your Pet: Alternatives To Walking Your Dog This Summer

Walking your dog daily is an excellent activity for dogs and owners, alike, because it brings mental and physical stimulation to your pet and creates an unbreakable bond between you and your furry friend. However, as summer approaches and the temperature begins to rise, owners should be aware of the risks associated with walking pets in the heat.

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June 13, 2024

Starring Joan Crawford: Hollywood Historian Explores The Lasting Impact Of The Pop Culture Icon

She started making movies in 1925 and won her sole Oscar in 1945. She died in 1977, seven years after shooting her last picture, at age 69 or possibly 70 - something. Almost half a century later, Joan Crawford keeps popping up everywhere from Ryan Murphy’s Feud: Bette and Joan to Ru-Paul’s Drag Race, from Richard Brody’s film criticism to parodies inspired by Mommie Dearest.

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June 13, 2024

The State Of Hallandale Beach Part V: Reducing The Tax Rate To Provide Some Relief

This week is Part V of my State of the City Address. I have been covering many issues over the last few articles and over the next two weeks will be the final section of the State of the City Address. As we move on to our next two sections, I will cover the plans we have moving forward on the foundation we have already established. As I have shared...Promises made. Promise kept.

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June 13, 2024

Dedicated To Helping You Achieve Your Goals: The City Of Hollywood Small Business Assistance Center Opens At City Hall

The City of Hollywood's Economic Development Team will hold monthly assistance to new and existing businesses, no appointment necessary. Whether you're just starting out, already established, or aiming to expand, the City’s Economic Development team is dedicated to helping you achieve your business goals. Experts will provide you with assistance and guidance to help your business thrive and succeed.

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June 13, 2024

Titan Restoration Inc. Is a Company That Cares

The only thing in life that is certain, is that anything can happen at any time. Such tragedies as; fire, hurricanes, and floods are real and do happen, bringing with them water damage and the potential for harmful mold and bacterial growth. Water damage can occur for several reasons, some you may not notice right away, such as sewer issues, a leaking roof, and clogged or leaking pipes, just to name a few.

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June 13, 2024

Celebrate The Summer With Dance: Broward College Ensemble Celebrates 10th Anniversary

This summer, the Broward College Dance Ensemble will present their 10th Anniversary Benefit Dance Concert, “Without Limit,” on Saturday, July 20th, at Bailey Hall on the Broward College A. Hugh Adams Central Campus. Proceeds from this event will support scholarships and the Visual & Performing Arts (V&PA) Department at Broward College.

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June 13, 2024

Who's Responsible At Your Condo? Fiduciary Duty Is Mandatory for Condominium & HOA Board Members

When Florida residential Condominium and HOA Board members are elected or appointed, they automatically and immediately enter into fiduciary relationships with all property owners in the building or community. This means the Association's Directors and Officers are obligated to put the interests of property owners (Association members) above any personal motivations or views. Words used to describe fiduciary relationships include Trust, Honesty, Loyalty, and Integrity.

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June 6, 2024

Changing The Lives of Students: A Pathway Through Education To Economic Success

In July 2022, Cristo Rey Miami High School opened in North Miami and will serve over 400 students by 2025 across 9th-12th grades. Cristo Rey Miami is the 39th member of a nationwide network of private, Catholic schools utilizing an innovative educational model that combines rigorous academics with professional work experience. It is the only college-and-career preparatory high school in Miami exclusively providing hard-working students from families with limited resources a clear pathway through education to economic success.

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June 6, 2024

Bollywood Legends to Perform in Hollywood: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Concert That Will Resonate With Every Cricket & Music Fan

As the excitement of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 grips Florida, Kash Patel Productions is thrilled to announce a once-in-a-lifetime concert that will resonate with every cricket and music fan. Join us for an unforgettable night with legendary Bollywood playback singers Kumar Sanu and Sadhana Sargam at Hard Rock Live, located at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL, on June 16th at 7 PM. This grand musical event celebrates the historic cricket matches on U.S. soil, notably marking the culmination of the US ICC World Cup games in Florida.

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June 6, 2024

The National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act: A Groundbreaking Step To Fight & Find a Cure For These Terrible Diseases

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the “Dr. Emmanuel Bilirakis and Honorable Jennifer Wexton National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act” yesterday, the first-ever federal legislation dedicated to ending Parkinson’s Disease and related conditions and specifically names progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD) and multiple system atrophy (MSA).

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June 6, 2024

Get Up, Stand Up, Don’t Give Up the Fight: Know Your Rights or You Will Lose Them

If America’s schools are to impart principles of freedom and democracy to future generations, they must start by respecting the constitutional rights of their students. Take the case of Lucas Hudson. With all the negative press being written about today’s young people, it’s refreshing to meet a young person who not only knows his rights but is prepared to stand up for them.

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June 6, 2024

The Sterling Aventura: Named The Best Assisted Living & Best Memory Care By U.S. News & World Reports

The Sterling Aventura is excited to announce that they have been recognized as Best Assisted Living and Best Memory Care for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report. They earned the U.S. News Best Assisted Living and Best Memory Care statuses by achieving a high-performing rating, the highest possible rating, for Assisted Living and Memory Care.

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June 6, 2024

Concrete Ways to Prepare Kids for a Rapidly Changing World

Young people face an increasing medley of challenges as they pursue higher education — rising tuition costs, daunting prospective student debt, and a talented and competitive applicant pool. After a decade of preparing students for the ever more difficult admissions process, college counselor Greg Kaplan wishes parents would stop thinking, “What should I do to get my kid into a good college?” and instead ask, “How can I best prepare my child for what comes next?”

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June 6, 2024

Live Music, Drink Specials, Interactive Classes & More: A Innovative Asian Food Hall and Market Located in the Heart of Pembroke Pines

Opened December 2023, Baoshi is the innovative Asian food hall, bar, and market located in the heart of Pembroke Pines, that brings together a curated local Asian market with exotic snacks, candies, and sodas; five distinct food vendors; and a stylish cocktail bar and lounge – all under one roof. Activated seven days a week, Baoshi’s bar offers guests an extensive list of craft cocktails, Japanese whiskeys, sakes, draft beers, live music, interactive mixology classes, and specialty programming. Carefully curated by Beverage Director Sasha Cabrera, the bar program at Baoshi reflects the food hall’s themes of variety and diversity while incorporating Asian influences.

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June 6, 2024

Broward County Transit Ridership Surges in March 2024

Broward County Transit (BCT) experienced a significant ridership increase in March 2024, reflecting growing community confidence in public transportation. Systemwide boardings reached 2,250,557, marking a 2.3% increase over March of 2023, and a remarkable 7.5% year-to-date increase. This surge brings BCT to nearly 89.1% of pre-pandemic ridership levels, highlighting a positive trend.

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June 6, 2024

Hurricane Season Is Here: Do You Need a Standby Generator For Your Home?

Hurricane season is here! Every day on the news, it seems, there's a report about another extreme weather event across the U.S. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2023 was a record year for extreme weather. The U.S. experienced 28 separate, billion-dollar weather disasters last year, the highest number ever. That averages out to more than one every two weeks.

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June 6, 2024

Survival of The Slowest: New Live Animal Exhibit Is Inching Into South Florida

Sometimes being slow, small or weak can have its advantages in Survival of the Slowest, the newest summer traveling exhibit presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, set to open June 7 at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). Guests will get an in-depth look at the often-overlooked species that evolved to slow down as part of their survival strategy in a world where large, strong and fast animals are often at the top of the food chain. The exhibit runs through September 5, 2024.

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June 6, 2024

FPL Meteorologists Prepare for Potentially Active Hurricane Season

Growing up in Indiana and then living in Oklahoma -- the heart of tornado alley -- for 15 years, Chris Kerr witnessed just how quickly skies can turn from calm to chaos. He can vividly recall the roaring winds that came with each deadly storm, especially the last EF5 (strongest classification of tornadoes) on record in the U.S. that affected his friends and coworkers in May 2013, but barely missed his home.

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June 6, 2024

Promises Made Promises Kept: The State of Hallandale Beach - Part IV

Greetings readers. As I shared over the past weeks State of the City article, this is part four with the closing for next week. I do want to share that our City has been tackling many concerns and issues that you have brought to us over the year. We are currently working on this year's budget and this is a bit of a spoiler alert. We will be reducing the Tax Rate as planned and promised. I encourage everyone to follow our meeting. The final meeting before break will be on June 26th. We will be setting the tentative millage at that time.

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June 6, 2024

Spotlight On The City Of Hollywood: Adopt A Catch Basin, The Alert Hollywood Service & A Free ArtsPark Concert

Now that we are in the rainy season, frequent heavy rainstorms increase the potential for localized flooding. City of Hollywood crews work to keep the more than 157 miles of underground storm system piping and 4900 catch basins clean. Residents can also do their part by pitching in to help control flooding in and around their neighborhood by adopting their own catch basin. The adoption is easy - just sign-up to adopt, take a look at the basin at least once a month and clean it as needed. Then submit proof of your efforts. In doing so, you can earn points for rewards for helping to prevent flooding and waterway pollution.

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June 6, 2024

The Most Coveted Retirement Destinations For Florida Retirees

Recently www.MarketBeat.com conducted a survey to discover the most desirable locations among retirees. They surveyed 3,000 retirees and those nearing retirement, pinpointing specific neighborhoods that retirees would choose if money were no object. Here are Florida's most coveted destinations:

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June 6, 2024

It's Graduation Day! Celebrate This Milestone With Family & Friends

Graduation day in the US is a big deal. Every year during this time of year, hundreds of thousands of High School & College students complete their studies and receive their diploma. It’s a combination of celebrating an achievement and marking the next step in a person’s life. While most students will be saddened to know that their College experience is coming to an end, a new chapter in their life is about to begin. To celebrate this milestone in your child's life many families may be looking for a way to celebrate and what better way to celebrate than a great meal with close family and friends.

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May 30, 2024

Do You Want To Be a Customer...or a Client? In Florida, Are REALTORS® The Same As Real Estate Agents

As usual, an answer to this week's headline question is more involved than it may initially seem. Before trying to arrive at one, we first need to define, discuss, and expand on the following terms :

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May 30, 2024

It's Time For Your Dreams To Take Flight: Broward College Celebrates Joining JetBlue’s Gateway University Pilot Pathway Program

The Emil Buehler Aviation Institute at Broward College officially kicked off its partnership with JetBlue’s Gateway University, making it the first community college to join the major airline’s groundbreaking pilot development program.

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May 30, 2024

Eye of The Storm: Learn Hurricane Science, Mitigation & Preparedness

Hurricane season starts on June 1. Is your family ready? Join the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS), the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and Florida International University’s (FIU) International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) on June 1, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., for “Eye of the Storm,” an electrifying all-ages FREE day of education, Museum exploration and weather preparedness.

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May 30, 2024

The Museum of Contemporary Art: Experience MOCA’s Free Art Education Programs for Children, Teens & Adults

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) aspires to be a welcoming center at the heart of North Miami where art and art experiences flow in and out of the building — activating parks, schools, homes, and civic spaces; and connecting local and global conversations about art.

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May 30, 2024

Sasa Italian Gourmet Opens in Downtown Hollywood on Harrison Street

He's lived in three countries and many cities. He's had multiple businesses, ranging from fashion boutiques to furniture manufacturers to restaurants, in even more cities. He's a businessman, an artist, and a risktaker, but Hollywood is the only place to which he has ever come back to reinvent a business and make it even better.

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May 30, 2024

Celebrate Father’s Day With A Burger Bash: At Arc Culinary's Emeril Lagasse Foundation Innovation Kitchen in Broward

A Burger Bash in time for Father’s Day weekend and a culinary tour of Europe without the need for a passport are among the unique South Florida summer dining experiences presented in June and July by Arc Culinary at the state-of-the-art Emeril Lagasse Foundation Innovation Kitchen in Sunrise.

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May 30, 2024

Head To Bikini Bottom: The SpongeBob Musical Presented By Slow Burn Theatre

A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners including Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper and John Legend help bring one of the world’s most beloved characters to the stage as the 2023/2024 Slow Burn Theatre Company Season presented by American National Bank in the Amaturo Theater culminates with the bold, original musical The SpongeBob Musical Saturday, June 8 through Sunday, June 23.

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May 30, 2024

A Fun-Filled Adventure: Uproarious Menagerie of Kids and Creatures Fight to Save Beloved Zoo

Readers young and old will enjoy the rollicking, fast-paced new adventure, The Lincoln Zoo Rebellion — a story that is every bit as entertaining as it is informative.

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May 30, 2024

The State of Hallandale Beach - Part III: The City is Humming with Back Hoes, Forklifts, Dump Trucks and Even Dredging

Todays article is the continuation of my State of The City Address Part III. It is written in speech form and was delivered recently at the Chamber of Commerce State of City luncheon. It covers many projects and important infrastructure projects that we are constructing around the community. It will be continued in the next couple of weeks, and I do hope our readers enjoy it.

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May 30, 2024

A Big Weekend Ahead, Time To Get Prepared: Hurricane Season Begins June 1st & A Free ArtsPark Concert Experience

This Saturday, June 1st marks the start of the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season. 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. Sit down with your family and determine essentials such as how much water your family needs, where you will go if you need to evacuate and how you will stay in contact with loved ones. You will also need to be able to be self-sufficient for at least 7 days after a storm hits our area. To help you prepare, here are some tips from the Florida Department of Health:

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May 30, 2024

Retiring and Ready for Medicare? Here's How to Make a Smooth Transition from Your Employer's Health Plan

More than four million Americans will turn 65 this year, more than ever before. Whether this milestone means retirement or not, these individuals need to make important choices about their health care. For many Floridians, the transition from an employer-sponsored health insurance plan to Medicare may feel overwhelming. New Medicare beneficiaries will need to do some research to understand the options and decide what meets their personal needs. While employer-sponsored health insurance typically includes medical coverage, prescription drug coverage and preventive care, and may also include dental and vision coverage, this is not always the case with Medicare.

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May 30, 2024

Don't Be Clueless In June: Start Your Summer With All Time Favorites

Summer is a great time to catch up with old friends and you’ll find them this June at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts with a fun look back at Black American sitcoms, four bands that created the soundtrack of the '80s, a musical trip under the sea to Bikini Bottom scored by rock legends and everyone’s favorite board game brought to life in a Broadway blockbuster.

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May 24, 2024

Making Perfect Meatballs With The MOBB: Culinary Maestro Turned Inmate Turned Author Reveals His Secrets

From owning acclaimed eateries to forging unexpected alliances in a federal detention center, Frankie “Spice” Morelli has made his mark as a culinary maestro who respects the power of authentic Italian food. Now, in his publishing debut, Morelli creates and compiles delicious recipes, healthful nutrition and decades of experience into MOBB Cookbook & Diet: Savor and Slim the Italian Way.

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May 24, 2024

Support Local Community Access To Fresh Produce: Invitation Homes Restores Garden Beds For The Dania Beach Community

Today, People’s Access To Community Horticulture (the PATCH), a project spearheaded by the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), will receive a donation from Invitation Homes, the nation’s premier single-family home leasing and management company. The donation will fund 48 new raised beds and an additional row of concrete blocks to improve the existing 18 beds in the PATCH. The donation will be accepted on behalf of the PATCH by Bianca Bacarossi, Lead Farm Coordinator; Jaime Castoro, Executive Director of The Fruitful Field; K. Michael Chen, Executive Director of the CRA, and the CRA Board.

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May 24, 2024

Sunny Spaces Art Contest: The City of Sunny Isles Beach Wants You To Show Your Creative Side

The City of Sunny Isles Beach is shining a spotlight on their talented local artists with the Sunny Spaces Art Contest. This contest offers artists, who are residents of Sunny Isles Beach, the chance to create a lasting impact in our community. Participants will either paint or hand draw an original 8” X 8” piece that incorporates the theme of Parks and Open Spaces.

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May 24, 2024

Free Swim Lessons For Kids: YMCA of South Florida Receives $150,000 Grant

The YMCA of South Florida received a grant for $150,000 from POOLCORP during an event at the Greater Hollywood YMCA Family Center pool. Among the dignitaries in attendance for this announcement was YMCA of South Florida President & CEO Sheryl A. Woods, COO Tara Montenaro, POOLCORP Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer Jennifer M. Neil, POOLCORP Corporate Finance Manager Christy Bloom, Vice-Chairman of POOLCORP’s Board of Directors Manuel Perez de la Mesa, Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy as well as five Hollywood City Commissioners.

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May 24, 2024

Weapons of Love - Lag Ba’Omer 101

Lag BaOmer is a festive day on the Jewish calendar, celebrating the anniversary of the passing of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. Also known as the Rashbi (an acronym for his name), he was the author of the Zohar, a foundational work of the Kabbalah, who requested that the day of his passing be celebrated, and not mourned.

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May 24, 2024

A Nanny State Idiocracy: A Tale of Too Many Laws and Too Little Freedom

We are caught in a vicious cycle of too many laws, and too little freedom. It’s hard to say whether we’re dealing with a kleptocracy (a government ruled by thieves), a kakistocracy (a government run by unprincipled career politicians, corporations and thieves that panders to the worst vices in our nature and has little regard for the rights of American citizens), or a Nanny State Idiocracy.

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May 24, 2024

What You Need To Know About Cholesterol: Stay In Control To Help Prevent Heart Disease, Heart Attack And Stroke

Understanding and improving Cholesterol is important for people of all ages, including children and teens. Maintaining healthy Cholesterol Levels can help keep your heart healthy and lower your chances of getting Heart Disease or having a Stroke.

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May 24, 2024

Get Some Class This Summer: Sign Up For Adult Classes In Acting, Musical Theater Singing And Improv

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts kicks off the summer with three new summer classes for adults in the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center at the Broward Center. Registration is now open at: https://www.browardcenter.org/classes/adults

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May 24, 2024

The State of Hallandale Beach - Part II: We Kept Working on The Plan and The Plan Worked

Last week I shared Part I of my State of The City Address ( Read Part 1: https://www.southfloridasuntimes.com/news/the-state-of-hallandale-beach ). where I left off was when our City Manager Dr. Earle was hired to address the many challenges we all faced as a city and nation. We continued to work with our commission under some unprecedented issues.

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May 24, 2024

City of Hollywood Memorial Day Event – Salute to the Fallen

Memorial Day honors America's military men and women who lost their lives in service to their country. Many Americans observe the holiday by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades or other memorial events. But how did it all begin?

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May 24, 2024

Thank You For Being A...Fan: Golden Girls U.S. Tour Bring Laughs, Cheesecake & A Perfect Night Out

Following sold-out performances and rave reviews across the country, The Golden Girls are back and better than ever with a brand new stage show that’s more exciting than a trip to the Rusty Anchor. Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue will head to more than 60 cities in 2024 including a month of performances September 3 – 29 in the Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

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May 24, 2024

Who Owns The Common Areas In Your Building Or Community?

Trick question. The answer depends on whether you are in a Florida Condominium Association or a Homeowners Association. These two types of Residential Owners Associations are regulated and function very differently, and each one is treated separately in Florida Statutes, with Chapter 718 covering Condominium Associations and Chapter 720 applying to Homeowners Associations.

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May 17, 2024

Auto Tags of Hallandale: Serving The Community For Almost 40 Years

Among the many businesses in South Florida, few can say that they have been open for over 30 years. Thanks to the committed and outstanding customer service of Founder, Randy Giunto, Auto Tags of Hallandale is one of those few exceptional businesses that are able to celebrate that milestone. Through their unwavering dedication to delivering customer satisfaction and their “old school” approach to business, Auto Tags of Hallandale can proudly say they have been around since 1987 and are showing no signs of slowing down.

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May 17, 2024

Summer Camp Registration Is Here: A Message From The Mayor Of Sunny Isles Beach

As we quickly approach the summer season and the school year comes to a close, our Cultural and Community Services Department is gearing up for Summer Camp. Registration is now open for children ages 5 to 15 to join in the adventure, with activities ranging from field trips to games, and much more. Camp kicks off June 10th and promises weeks of unforgettable experiences.

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May 17, 2024

Hollywood Loves Pickleball: The Game Is Sweeping The City & The Nation

Pickleball, a quirky-sounding name for a sport that's sweeping across the globe, is a delightful blend of Tennis, Badminton, and Ping Pong. With its origins dating back to the mid-20th century, this fast-paced game has captured the hearts of people of all ages and fitness levels.

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May 17, 2024

Splash into Summer at The Beach: Sound Waves & Ocean Waves Will Fill The Air In Fort Lauderdale

Life is better at Fort Lauderdale Beach! This summer, join everyone under the sun to turn up the heat in Fort Lauderdale’s oceanfront backyard with a series of free, family-friendly events presented by the Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Community, which make up the City of Fort Lauderdale BBID.

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May 17, 2024

No Great Shakes (At Last): Brain Implant Helps Essential Tremor And Parkinson’s Disease Patients Regain Control

Most of what Bob Carlton saw of Vietnam during his two wartime tours of duty was seen from the cockpit of an A-1 Skydiver, which means he played a significant role in saving the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of soldiers and civilians. Bob ran 162 missions across the five years he served as a naval aviator. He also ran a couple of missions that didn’t go quite as planned. Both resulted in crashes that Bob says he’s fortunate to have lived through.

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May 17, 2024

A South Florida Legend: Beloved Rabbi Dovid Bryn zt"l, Founder of Chabad Chayil & the California Club Shul

Tuesday, 6 Iyar - May 14, 5784 (2024), marked the 22nd Yohrtzeit (anniversary of passing) of South Florida Legend, the beloved Rabbi Dovid Bryn zt"l, Founder of Chabad Chayil & the California Club Shul. Mostly known for his unending acts of kindness and genuine love for every human being, he is truly missed by all who knew him.

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May 17, 2024

Truly Exceptional Gifts All Month Long

Mothers are often the unsung heroes of our lives, the ones who have given us so much without ever asking for anything in return. As such, it's important to take the time to show our mothers how much we appreciate them and one way to do that is by giving them a special gift on Mother's Day.

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May 17, 2024

Florida Attorney General Fights To Protect Women And Girls

Attorney General Ashley Moody today led a coalition challenging the Biden Administration’s newly announced Title IX rule. Biden’s Department of Education recently unveiled new changes to Title IX seeking in part to redefine “sex” to include “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” despite decades of legal precedent stating otherwise.

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May 17, 2024

The State of Hallandale Beach

This is the time of year I deliver my State of the City Address. It was held at Gulfstream Park and hosted by the Hallandale Beach Chamber. The following article is Part I. I have left it in speech form and will be sharing the other parts the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy it.

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May 17, 2024

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off for Hollywood Residents

On Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon each day, the City of Hollywood is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) recycling event at the Public Works facility located at: 1600 S. Park Road. This event offers Hollywood residents an opportunity to dispose of hazardous materials safely.

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May 17, 2024

“Studio 54 Rewind” At Daer Nightclub: The Hottest Dance Ticket In Town Makes A Dazzling Encore

Turn back time and dance, dance, dance at "STUDIO 54 Rewind" presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Saturday, May 18th, from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., at DAER Nightclub located at 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Florida 33314. The ultimate lavish disco party to benefit FLITE Center has added new entertainment and sponsors to its dazzling lineup.

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May 17, 2024

Aventura Branch Library Happenings: Teens & Tweens Writing Club, Creative Kids, LEGO At The Library 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 15, 2024

Experience Serenity And Thrills: A Day At The Newport Fishing Pier

Nestled along the picturesque shores of Sunny Isles Beach, The Newport Fishing Pier offers a haven for both relaxation seekers and avid anglers alike. With its stunning ocean views, convenient amenities, and strict adherence to safety and environmental regulations, this pier beckons visitors to unwind and indulge in the tranquility of coastal living. Whether you're casting a line into the shimmering waters, basking in the sun-kissed sands, or simply taking a leisurely stroll, The Newport Fishing Pier promises a rejuvenating escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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May 15, 2024

Discover How Willy Became...WONKA: Family Film Series Presented By The City Of Aventura

As the summer sun blazes down in June, families in the vibrant city of Aventura are in for a treat—a cinematic journey into the whimsical world of Willy Wonka. Presented by the City of Aventura, this family film series invites you to join the adventure for free, but don't forget to snag your tickets in advance for this enchanting experience.

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May 15, 2024

Yoga In The Park: There Are Many Benefits You Can Enjoy

The City of Aventura offers a series of Complimentary Yoga Classes at Veterans Park for all Yogis of all skill levels to enjoy. Held outdoors in the City’s beautiful Veterans Park, these classes offer the perfect atmosphere to relax, breathe and stretch together with the help of a certified instructor. The duration of the class is approximately one hour. Classes are scheduled every Friday at Veterans Park at 9:00 a.m. Students must bring their own Yoga mats, a small towel and water for convenience. Please plan to be in class for approximately one hour.

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May 15, 2024

Unveiling "The Teller": A Journey Into Styx The Company's Immersive Experience

In the heart of contemporary entertainment, where innovation meets imagination, emerges "The Teller" presented by Styx The Company - V2. This avant-garde production, created by the visionary Brianna Campbell, promises an immersive adventure into a realm where time bends, mysteries unravel, and the unexpected reigns supreme. Step into the unknown and embrace the unpredictable as you embark on a journey unlike any other.

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May 15, 2024

Become A Part Of The Aventura Zumba Community

The City of Aventura started offering Complimentary Zumba® Classes to Aventura residents of all ages. Participants must register prior to attending the class, and be ready to provide valid proof of Aventura residency to access the park on the day of class. Participants will spend their morning being in a positive mood, having fun, and enjoying aerobic movement and Latin dance with the help of a certified instructor.

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May 15, 2024

Five Years Of Fun In The Sun: Cool Down With All-Day Festivities, Giveaways, And More

Tidal Cove Waterpark, located within the iconic JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura, Florida, is celebrating five years of wet-and-wild family fun this June with an activity-studded anniversary event perfectly timed to kick off the summer. The Award-Winning, State-Of-The-Art outdoor recreation and entertainment venue opened in 2019, offering guests and members access to amenities such as the first-ever FlowRider® Triple facility in the nation, offering three surfing areas totaling 42-feet-wide, a Lazy River, Water Slide Tower featuring seven slide experiences, private cabanas, poolside dining, and much more.

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May 15, 2024

Free Screenings Of Three Blockbuster Movies: The Aventura Summer Family Film Series At the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

The only thing better than a summer movie is seeing it for free. The City of Aventura has announced it will present the Aventura Family Film Series with three free weekend movie screenings at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

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May 15, 2024

Dr. Steve Fein: Founder of Fem Infusion Centers

Iron Deficiency, A Growing Concern Among Women. Women have hematology concerns throughout life, including clotting, bleeding, and abnormal blood counts. Many experience weakness, headaches, dizziness and many more symptoms that affect their quality of life. In a recent article published by The New York Times on October 17, Alisha Gupta shed light on a concerning statistic: 35% of young women in the United States are grappling with low iron levels. Despite its prevalence, the issue often goes undetected due to a lack of awareness among women and their healthcare providers.

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May 15, 2024

Unleashing Talent: A Musical Comes To Life

Step into a world where swamps are sassy, ogres are heroes, and fairytales get a hilarious twist. "Shrek Jr: The Musical" brings the beloved DreamWorks animation to the stage with a burst of energy and talent that's as big as the ogre himself. Presented by LCA Performing Arts, Kids, this production is more than just a show; it's a celebration of uniqueness, talent, and the power of embracing who you are.

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May 15, 2024

Truly Exceptional Mother's Day Gifts

Mothers are often the unsung heroes of our lives, the ones who have given us so much without ever asking for anything in return. As such, it's important to take the time to show our mothers how much we appreciate them and one way to do that is by giving them a special gift on Mother's Day.

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May 15, 2024

Walk Your Way To Better Health

A walk is not just good for your body, it's also good for your soul. Physical activity, like walking, is one of the best ways to reduce stress and boost your mood. However, reports show walking rates are declining steadily in the United States.

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May 15, 2024

A Genetic Connection To Kidney Disease: How Kidney Disease Can Impact You, Your Kidneys And Your Family

A genetic condition that can cause Kidney Failure, APOL1-Mediated Kidney Disease (AMKD) represents a group of Kidney Diseases associated with mutations (changes or variants) in the Apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1) Genes. Typically, the APOL1 Genes - of which every person has two, one from each parent - create proteins that play a role in immunity. However, some people are born with mutations in one or both genes, and having mutations in both can increase the risk of developing Kidney Disease and even Kidney Failure.

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May 15, 2024

Indulge Taste Buds With Better-For-You Snacks

The foundation of healthy eating may include nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners, but just as important are the snacks in-between meals. Regardless of when or where you snack, encourage better-for-you eating habits with nutritious nibbles to power through your day.

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May 15, 2024

The Sterling Aventura Hosts City of Aventura Mayor: The Tri-County Senior Network Event Was An Informative Success

The Sterling Aventura and The Tri-County Senior Network held a networking event this month to host Aventura Mayor Howard Weinberg. Mayor Weinberg discussed the positive changes happening in the City. School growth, and transportation issues for residents are important topics that were covered and the City Commission is implementing many changes. The Mayor even described how the Freebee service came about in the city. The question and answer session was also informative and the mayor is always open to discuss topics to better the city.

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May 15, 2024

Bonding With Your Four-Legged Friend

Your dog may be one of your best friends, but that bond doesn't happen overnight. Investing in quality one-on-one time can have a big impact on the bond you build with your four-legged companion.

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May 15, 2024

Aventura Chick-fil-A Restaurant to Offer Free Breakfast: Guests Can Claim the Complimentary Menu Offer Via the Chick-fil-A App

Participating Chick-fil-A® restaurants in the South Florida area will offer a free breakfast entrée starting Monday, May 13 through Saturday, May 25. Guests who download or open the Chick-fil-A® App will earn a free Chick-fil-A® Chicken Biscuit, Sausage or Bacon Egg & Cheese Biscuit or Muffin, Egg White Grill or 4-count Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Minisä.

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May 15, 2024

Hurricane Preparedness Tips For Aventura Residents: How To Prepare & Remain Safe During Tropical Storms, Weather Threats, And More

Traditional South Floridians are well aware of the impending hurricane season spanning from June 1st to November 30th, 2024. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the rapid formation and development of a full-scale La Niña – the unusually cooler seawater temperatures regulating the eastern and central Pacific Ocean – is expected to transform seasonal climate patterns venturing into the Atlantic Ocean. Faced with a dark shadow looming over many of our scheduled summer vacations, outdoor activities, and family events, residents are gearing up to critically monitor the trajectory of a potentially active season of storms and ominous weather forecasts.

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May 15, 2024

Learn CPR As A Life-Saving Skill

While many Americans agree Conventional CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) or Hands-Only CPR (HOCPR) significantly improve a person's chance of survival from Cardiac Arrest, less than half are confident they can perform either Conventional CPR or HOCPR in an emergency.

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May 15, 2024

Hurricane Protection Update: What Does All This Mean For Owners Of Florida Condominiums

In this week's article let's get into considerations and details of Hurricane Protection for condominium buildings and communities. Some Florida COAs install Hurricane Shutters or storm-rated windows and sliding glass doors on the entire building, including all individual units. In other Associations and buildings, storm protection on individual unit windows and doors is the separate responsibility of each owner. The decision to do one or the other depends on the recorded Governing Documents, available funds, insurance considerations, and the desires of the Association as a whole.

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May 9, 2024

Bun In A Million: Where to Celebrate National Burger Month

In 1993, White Castle founded National Hamburger Month paying tribute all month long to one of America's favorite foods. Even though there aren't any White Castle's close by, no matter how you enjoy your burgers, be sure to frequent your favorite restaurant this month. Even those who refrain from red meat don't hesitate to find a way to enjoy a juicy burger.

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May 9, 2024

City Of Sunny Isles Beach Community Spotlight: Zahra Ronizi

Sunny Isles Beach resident Zahra Ronizi has embarked on an impressive journey towards becoming an astronaut, showcasing a stellar commitment to her goals. As an 18-year-old high school senior, she has already interned at NASA and served as a Crew Biologist at Astroland Interplanetary Agency in Spain, contributing to Mars Mission Simulations. As she is set to attend Harvard next school year, Zahra is leaving a lasting impact on the future of space exploration.

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May 9, 2024

Divide And Conquer: The Government’s Propaganda Of Fear And Fake News

“It is the function of mass agitation to exploit all the grievances, hopes, aspirations, prejudices, fears, and ideals of all the special groups that make up our society, social, religious, economic, racial, political. Stir them up. Set one against the other. Divide and conquer. That’s the way to soften up a democracy.”― J. Edgar Hoover, Masters of Deceit

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May 9, 2024

Make Mom's Day With A Craveable Brunch

There's perhaps no better occasion to show off your kitchen skills than Mother's Day, a perfect opportunity to turn the tables on mom and let her relax while you handle cooking duties. A homemade breakfast - or better yet, letting her sleep in for brunch - is a sure way to win her over and show how much you care.

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May 9, 2024

It's All Happening This May: At The Broward Center For The Performing Arts

Singer Shemekia Copeland and Whee In 1st World Tour as well as The Classical Mystery Tour join Comics Jim Jeffries and the duo from the Reality Gays Podcast at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts this month. The venue also showcases students in three productions and offers two events designed to welcome children and adults on the Autism Spectrum as well as individuals with other sensitivity issues or developmental disabilities. Check out what's happening, they have it all this month.

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May 9, 2024

Empowering Young Women With Disabilities: Miss Arc Broward Pageant Contestants To Shine On Stage This Month

A season of unforgettable and heartwarming experiences will culminate in an extraordinary moment in the spotlight for 15 young girls and teens with disabilities during the 11th Annual Miss Arc Broward Pageant, presented by Pediatric Associates, on Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 p.m. at The Parker in Fort Lauderdale.

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May 9, 2024

Florida’s Children Come First: Gov. DeSantis Signs Bill to Support Foster Youths Transition to Adulthood

A new Florida law will provide youth in Florida’s foster care system with more support as they become adults. This legislation makes an existing Independent Living support called Aftercare Services available to a population of youth who were placed with relatives, non-relatives, or adopted as a teen. Previously, they were not able to access the vital programs and assistance they needed to thrive when they transitioned to independence at 18. These services include mentoring, tutoring, mental health services, substance abuse counseling, job and career skills training, parenting classes, emergency financial assistance, financial literacy training, and more.

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May 9, 2024

Feel The Rhythm: A Month-Long Series Celebrating Caribbean American Heritage

Embrace the rhythm of the Caribbean this June as The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach proudly presents the Second Annual Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebration, presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District.

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May 9, 2024

Not Again is Now! Antisemitism Begins With a Lack of Knowledge of History

As a member of the Holocaust Education and Documentation Center I have always been supportive of their mission to educate and memorialize the stories of Holocaust Survivors. Their sole focus is to preserve the facts and history surrounding the horrific period of the Nazi Genocide. The genocide of not just Jews but other minorities, those with disabilities and sympathizers that tried to save individuals from the death camps.

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May 9, 2024

Creating The Coffee Shop Vibe at Home

You may have heard of "core" trends that center around a specific niche, like cottagecore (accessorizing your home like a lake house) or balletcore (a style that emphasizes elegance, ballet flats and tulle). The latest "-core" trend sweeping the country is cafécore, the art of recreating the coffee shop vibe at home.

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May 9, 2024

Scrumptious Ways To Simplify Springtime Meals: Make Weekday Dining A Breeze With Easy And Delicious Recipes

From everyday weeknight dinners to picnics in the park, warmer weather and longer days mean families want to spend more time together and less time in the kitchen. This spring, look for kitchen hacks that can make fresh and healthy weeknight seasonal recipes a cinch.

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May 9, 2024

Do Condo Board Presidents Have More Power Than Vice-Presidents?

This question represents one of the more misunderstood topics in Florida Condo and Homeowners Associations. Residential Associations elect Boards of Directors to represent the property owners in overseeing and managing the Association's operation, finances, and maintenance of its common areas. Owners are often unsure about the authority, duties, and responsibilities that attach to individual Directors. Quite often, the actions and behavior of the Board members themselves raise even more questions among owners in the building or community.

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May 2, 2024

Explore: The Wonders Of The Human Body

Explore the wonders of the human body and the exciting breakthroughs in science and bioengineering that are changing the course of human health with Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels now playing at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). Narrated by Academy Award®-Winner Matthew McConaughey, Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels, shares the latest revolutionary breakthroughs in science and bioengineering, as well as stories from the researchers, scientists and everyday people that showcase these life-saving medical technologies.

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May 2, 2024

Cinco de Mayo: Where To Celebrate South Florida

Welcome to the vibrant celebration of Cinco de Mayo in South Florida! As the sun-soaked shores of South Florida meet the festive spirit of Mexico, join in the fun for an electrifying showcase of culture, music, and tradition. Set against the backdrop of palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze, this Cinco de Mayo promises an unforgettable experience for all.

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May 2, 2024

The Parker Stage This Weekend: Comedian Tony Hinchcliffe and Emo Orchestra With Escape The Fate

In the heart of Fort Lauderdale, nestled within Holiday Park, lies The Parker, an iconic theater known for its rich history of hosting diverse cultural events. This Friday, May 3rd, comedy aficionados and enthusiasts alike will have the chance to witness the comedic genius of Tony Hinchcliffe, courtesy of The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Outback Presents. The show promises an evening of side-splitting laughter as Hinchcliffe, renowned for his wit and humor, takes center stage at 7:00 p.m.

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May 2, 2024

Known For Sea & Now By Air: Broward’s First City Welcomes Spirit Airlines Global Headquarters

Dania Beach, the Air and Sea Gateway of Broward County, is well positioned as a local, national and international hub of maritime and aeronautical business activity in South Florida. Today, Dania Beach continued to escalate its economic importance when Spirit Airlines opened the first phase of their global world headquarters, operations center, and simulation training facility in the city.

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May 2, 2024

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