| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Barbara Sharief is a native of South Florida, who was raised within Broward and Dade Counties. She has seen, first hand, the changes that have taken place in this culturally diverse community. She is in touch with the ever-changing needs of the people who...
| Sep 14, 2013
When Jacklyn Laflamme and her recruits are finished on Saturday, Fort Lauderdale's Osswald Park should be covered in peace signs.
The 31-acre park is the canvas for Laflamme's Paint the Park project, in which local residents will take paintbrushes to...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Last week: As the state is seeing revenues increase, our legislators need to start funneling the money back into our failing infrastructure; Everglades Restoration, multiply water projects, dikes, transportation, and schools, just to name a few. I would...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:16 PM
This is the weekend I’ve been waiting for at the Classic Film Festival at Fort Lauderdale’s Classic Gateway Theatre. But not without some unease.
The four-week series offers favorite films in the big-screen format that shows them off best,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:42 AM
With a brush or pencil in hand, Daniel Pontet has been painting and drawing since age 4. Now, at 56, he gets his kicks out of making art with his feet.
Pontet, who lives in Hallandale Beach with his wife and daughters, has become a fixture at ArtWalk, a...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:52 AM
Some people say slot machines are just adult video games, so this is kind of a retro promotion: Seminole Classic Casino (4150 N. State Road 7, 954-961-3220, SeminoleClassicCasino.com) will give away two XBox 360s with Kinect every 30 minutes from 2 to 7...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Iris Acker had had enough.
The stage and screen actress had been hosting the performing-arts show “On Stage With Iris Acker,” in one form or another, for 25 years, going from WLRN to WXEL and then Comcast. She conducted one-on-one interviews...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:17 PM
It will be the Lexus of welcome signs, one to rival all others, city officials say.
The snazzy new sign, sporting the city's new logo and a cutting-edge design, will be mounted on a platform along Hallandale Beach Boulevard and visible to drivers...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Jay and the Americans will perform 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mardi Gras Casino grandstand. Cost is $10 for general admission, $20 for premium seating or $40 for VIPs. A fireworks show follows. Among the band's hits are “She Cried,” “Cara...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:39 AM
2826 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-776-8066, PiccoloFl.com
It's a family affair at this new Italian nook in the former Pasta E Vino beside Eduardo de San Angel.
Owners Andres and Alison Avayu exude the feeling of...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The Hialeah Park poker room was flush with customers in its first full month, with pretty much a full house.
The new poker room outearned its south Broward and Miami-Dade competitors, with $692,417 in September revenue. That’s well ahead of nearby...