| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:49 AM
William Hugh Gilmartin Jr. never lost his passion for sports. When the former Orlando resident died Nov. 2 at age 91, he had just finished celebrating his beloved Florida Gators' victory over the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Gators were Gilmartin's "home team"...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Just 0.62 seconds separated brothers Raphael and Philippe Marcoux in the boys 100-yard freestyle final at the District 11-3A swimming and diving championships.
Raphael, a junior, edged out, Philippe, a sophomore, for first in the event. Raphael also won...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:51 AM
The Fort Lauderdale High boys and girls swim teams won big at home Wednesday to repeat as District 11-3A champions.
Fort Lauderdale coach Debbie Cavanaugh said, "This was a total team effort by both the swimmers and the divers."
The Fort Lauderdale...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:42 AM
On Thursday night, the street bash that kicks off Broward County's birthday celebration will also be saluting another fixture in the county: the higher-education buildings that fleck downtown Fort Lauderdale.
The Broward 100 at the Block Party is a...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 1:22 PM
After a wayward adolescence hanging out with the wrong crowd, Catherine Hickland found direction in the one place that felt like home: the stage at Fort Lauderdale High School.
Today, Hickland is a veteran soap opera star, Broadway actress and celebrity...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The official launch of Broward County's yearlong 100th birthday celebration this month means living, working, playing and visiting here just got more exciting.
"Broward 100: Celebrating the Art of Community" will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 16, at The...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Voters will have to wade through a crowded field of candidates to fill two commission seats on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Incumbents Scott Newton and Ted Galatis are seeking re-election, while former Commissioner Justin Flippen wants to return to the board....
| Sep 14, 2014
Broward County's best magnet schools are a hit, attracting waiting lists of students attracted to specialized areas of focus, high standards and close involvement with business and community groups.
But there are trouble spots, too, starting with five...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 4:03 PM
A full-time student at Broward College, Brandon Jones was working to build the future he dreamed of, said his family and friends.
"He wanted to be a mechanic and have his own business," said Verneetra Nelson, his girlfriend. "And we were talking about...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:31 PM
An $800 million Broward school bond proposal initially designed to fix old crumbling schools may also ease crowding in newer schools in the west.
The most expensive project on a proposed list released this weekend isn't a leaking roof, faulty air...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Brendan Curl, who grew up in Fort Lauderdale, had a commendable effort during the recent ITU (International Triathlon Union) World Triathlon Series in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Curl, 39, joined more than 4,000 top amateur and professional triathletes...