| Dec 18, 2014
A mighty volunteer army, more than 600 strong, began gathering in the dawn hours at Fort Lauderdale's Osswald Park on a recent Friday even as the rain came down on the staging area roof.
The volunteers, assembled by United Way of Broward County and...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Florida high school students and their families can now get text message reminders about important registration deadlines at 14 Florida schools.
The new "Going to College" program is an effort to help students and parents stay on target for a college...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:58 AM
At a recent meeting of the state's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, the mother of one of the 20 children killed two years ago said trying to get help has been at best confusing, and at worst impossible, for many families.
"It is absolutely...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 9:46 AM
NEWINGTON -- The town Human Services Department is looking for about 100 more residents to take part in its gift-matching program.
Under the program, a donor is matched with an anonymous eligible resident and told what holiday presents that person would...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Huntington Beach's 18th Light a Light of Love holiday festival brought about 4,000 people to Main Street on Sunday and raised $100,000 for Community Service Programs' Huntington Beach Youth Shelter to help the shelter cope with recent losses of grant...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:14 PM
I know many of you attended the snowflake lighting at the Light a Light of Love on Sunday evening near the pier.
It was a wonderful event as usual, and I wondered while looking over the huge crowd how many people knew that the spectacle was to benefit...
| Nov 30, 2014
Former Plantation Mayor Rae Carole Armstrong was recently honored by United Way for being the first woman to become a commissioner, as well as mayor, in the city of Plantation.
As a part of the celebrations surrounding Broward County's 100th year, United...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:28 AM
She runs only about three 5Ks each year, but Jill Yesner says she'll never miss Thanksgiving Day.
"I guess everybody wants to burn off the calories before they eat," says Yesner, of Boca Raton, who'll run the sixth annual Adolph & Rose Levis JCC 5K in...
| Dec 6, 2014
At McCormick & Co.'s "innovation" center in Hunt Valley, where consumers give feedback on flavors, restaurants get help with menus and company chefs experiment with sauces, Alan D. Wilson headed to the studio to film a video.
It would be shown at...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 11:52 AM
You can nominate your business or another for the 2nd Annual Innovation Awards sponsored by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and Florida Power & Light Co.
Nominations are due on Monday. Forms are online at ftlchamber.com/innovation. The...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SEATTLE Amazon.com is among the most progressive companies when it comes to sexual-orientation equality, offering benefits to same-sex partners of its employees and covering transgender surgical procedures.
At the same time, though, Amazon also gives...