| 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 2, 2014
| 2:33 PM
MIDDLETOWN — The Youth Services Bureau has created a new website that will be a directory for the dozens of sports programs and extracurricular activities students can participate in.
The site, middletownyouthconnections.org, went up in...
| 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 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 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 12, 2014
United Way of Palm Beach County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, is looking for 200 volunteers to help provide free tax services throughout the county.
The free service provides tax...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Stagnant wages and a high cost of living are preventing more than four of 10 households in Palm Beach and Broward counties from saving and even affording basic necessities, and households that struggle the most can be found in the region’s oldest,...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 1:31 PM
The U.S. is on track to end veteran homelessness by the end of next year, even in Los Angeles, the epicenter of the problem, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro said Saturday.
"I believe we can," Castro said at the United Way of...