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  • Drilling opponents to converge on Rick Scott's house

    ¬†Waving signs and carrying banners, opponents of oil drilling in the Everglades plan to converge on Gov. Rick Scott’s beachfront home in Naples on Saturday to demonstrate in favor of state limits on energy exploration. ¬†Environmentalists and...
  • Outdoors notebook

    Mandich tournament: The seventh annual Mad Dog Mandich Offshore & Inshore Fishing Classic is Oct. 3-4 in Islamorada. The offshore entry fee is $500 for four anglers and the inshore entry fee is $150 per angler. Proceeds benefit Mariners Hospital. The...
  • Scary thought: Two Floridas better than one

    Scary thought: Two Floridas better than one
    If there can be a North Dakota and South Dakota, why not a North Florida and South Florida? It seems every few years I ask this question, because every few years secessionist sentiment flares up among some angry, grandstanding politicians. The latest...
  • 2014 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship winners announced

    2014 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship winners announced
    Broward County’s Jillian Mayer, Ben Morey and Richard LaBarbera are among 13 artists who’ve won a 2014 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, the Broward Cultural Division announced Thursday. All told, the 13 winners received $165,000...
  • It's a good time to catch a snakehead

    It's a good time to catch a snakehead
    Capt. Alan Zaremba is known for leading his clients to lots of peacock bass, but he's also pretty good at putting them on snakeheads. Zaremba, of Hollywood, fishes throughout South Florida, as well as in South America, for peacocks, but right now is a...
  • Dry season is here, weather service says

    Dry season is here, weather service says
    South Florida's dry season, when afternoons are more filled with sun and blue skies than thunderstorms, has arrived – and almost right on schedule, the National Weather Service said Friday. "I would say the dry season started Thursday [Oct. 16],...
  • Trudel and Gale win Weekend Bassers Classic

    Trudel and Gale win Weekend Bassers Classic
    Jay Trudel and Paul Gale caught a total weight of 32.96 pounds Saturday and Sunday to win the Weekend Bassers Classic on Lake Okeechobee out of Okeechobee. OB O'Brien and Johnny Panozo were second at 28.41, followed by Jim Stovall and Allan Richbell...
  • Birthday wish comes true blue

    Birthday wish comes true blue
    Sometimes, birthday wishes come true bigger and better than you'd hoped for. When she turned 18 a few weeks ago, Marena Strauss of Plantation wanted to fish on the Key Biscayne charter boat L&H with Capt. Jimmy David and she wanted to catch a sailfish....
  • Thousands of properties added to flood zones

    Thousands of properties added to flood zones
    Thousands of properties would be added to flood zones in Palm Beach County under proposed new federal flood maps. Although 35,891 parcels would be removed, 62,041 would be added because they at least border a Special Flood Hazard Area, according to a...
  • Exhibit features wide array of artistic creations

    Exhibit features wide array of artistic creations
    The grill of an automobile, a shopping cart and the windows of a boutique — it may seem these items have nothing in common, but for George Gadson, they've all provided artistic inspiration. Those who stop into the Sunrise Civic Center Art...
  • Weather: Warm day ahead, high in 90s

    Weather: Warm day ahead, high in 90s
    High temperatures in the 90s will make for a warm day across Central Florida today. Today's forecast includes mostly sunny skies and a high near 90 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne. Isolated showers could move into the...