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  • 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...
  • Tropical depression forms off Yucatan, threatens South Florida with heavy rain

    A wet, messy storm in Mexico's Bay of Campeche strengthened early Wednesday to a tropical depression, a warning that the Atlantic hurricane season is still open for business. The system, a remnant of Tropical Storm Trudy that triggered fatal mudslides in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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],...
  • Outdoors notebook

    Outdoors notebook
    Outdoors notebook Bass tournament: The 31st annual Ghost and Goblins open bass tournament is Oct, 19 on Lake Okeechobee out of Clewiston. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Nancy J. Cotterman Children's Advocacy Center, which helps physically...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • State officials object to Big Sugar building plans

    State officials object to Big Sugar building plans
    Sugar industry building plans threaten to get in the way of Everglades restoration and could create flooding hazards, according to state regulators. The South Florida Water Management District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection are...