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Here’s where to have a blast this 4th of July in Broward County

Here’s where to have a blast this 4th of July in Broward County

It is that time of year again to oohh and ahh with 4th of July Fireworks. Here are this year’s locations for Broward County           Coral Springs: Enjoy some special moments to remember with family and friends at Mullins Park during this Fourth of July celebration. Food and activities will be available starting at 6 p.m. before the fireworks display at 9 p.m. There is a $3 parking fee. Mullins Park, 10180 NW 29th St. 954-345-2200. […]

O’Neil Delapenha as Iskinder, Kevin A. Walton as Dwight, and Christian Vandepas as Aaron Feldman in Ground Up & Rising’s The Recommendation

The Recommendation Satisfies In Its Subtleties At Ground Up

By Michelle F. Solomon,, Special to, July 1, 2015 – Miami’s Ground Up & Rising production of Jonathan Caren’s The Recommendation is compelling on so many levels. Yet, what makes it so formidable doesn’t have much to do with the actors on stage; it’s more about what happens in between the lines. Playwright Caren’s engaging script about promises and betrayals, secrets and lies, the privileged and the not-so privileged, and what we all do to get ahead no matter […]

Broward Mayor Tim Ryan (L) Cirque Dreams Neil Goldberg

“WE” to mark Broward’s 100th Anniversary (Video)

We know them as neighbors We know them as friends We know them as people we work with Now we know them as…. “WE”   Broward County Mayor Tim Ryan presented an honorary Key to the County to Broadway Director and Cirque Dreams creator Neil Goldberg in celebration of “WE”…The Passion & Rhythm of the People.  “WE” is the highly anticipated stage performance that will be the pinnacle of the yearlong Broward 100 Centennial Celebration.  A diverse group of local […]

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Cyber criminals target Bureau of Unclaimed Property

By William E. Lewis Jr. For,  June 30, 2015 – Targeting cyber criminals attempting to defraud Floridians of what is rightfully theirs, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced last week the arrest of Thomas Harry Penquite and Maria Lourdes Gutierrez after the two allegedly concocted an elaborate scheme designed to steal more than $730,000 from the state of Florida’s unclaimed property program.   According to the probable cause affidavit, Penquite and Gutierrez devised a scheme to fraudulently collect unclaimed assets from at least three […]

Art Beeler

Op-Ed: The Tale of Two Escapees

OP-ED: – By Art Beeler for, June 30, 2015 – The press and the general public have been enthralled with the escape of two inmates from the NY State Department of Corrections. Anytime two very dangerous people escape from a secure facility, it is time to take notice. But putting it into perspective, I looked at data concerning escapes from federal custody during 2010. The federal prison population exceeded 210,000 during this time. For all escapes to include people who walked […]

by · June 30, 2015 · Commentary, Crime, Featured, News, Police
Restaurants in New Orleans

Restaurants in New Orleans

Compère Lapin: New Orleans Warehouse District’s newest restaurant offers up simplicity with the power of pure flavors. Compère Lapin’s philosophy is to make dishes that remind one of home while transporting one to somewhere new. Executing the restaurant’s beverage program are award-winning mixologist, Ricky Gomez, formerly of Cure and Abigail Gullo of Sobou and Eater NOLA’s “Bartender of the Year 2014.” The talented duo’s well-rounded knowledge of cocktail making and Chef Nina Compton’s St. Lucian background play a major influence with […]

by · June 29, 2015 · Food
Summery drinks at these South Florida Restaurants

Summery drinks at these South Florida Restaurants

Meat Market: South Beach’s glamourous take on a traditional steakhouse, Meat Market, recently unveiled its brand new, summer cocktails in time for the hot Miami summer months. New refreshing libations include Summer Berry Cobbler ($14) – blackberry puree with simple syrup, peach slices, Lustau Oloroso Dry-Seco, Mint Leaves, Bolivar Bitters and topped with Wild Berry Cider; and L’Orange Fumée ($16) – Sombra Mezcal with Blood Orange Juice, lemon juice, Campari, Ancho Reyes and Agave Nectar. A staple on the extensive cocktail menu is the […]

by · June 29, 2015 · Food

Cutting the Cord: A new user interface coming to Netflix on the Web

By Mike Snider, USA TODAY, June 29, 2015 – Netflix is getting a makeover on the Web. All subscribers to the popular video-streaming service are likely to get the new interface next month, but Netflix is letting a subset of its members — including this journalist — test the updated software. It’s a classy and functional update, for sure. It makes perusing more fun. At first glance, the menu simply emanates a higher-quality feel. The white background has been replaced with […]

by · June 29, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, News, Technology

Money talk: UGA study to examine complexities of couples’ financial communication

By HealthCanal , June 29, 2015Athens, Ga. – Cited as one of the most common contributors to couple stress and conflict, disagreements about money use in the household is leading researchers at the University of Georgia to learn more about couples’ financial communication. Researchers within the College of Family and Consumer Sciences are currently recruiting additional participants for a study designed to better understand how couples seeking financial counseling services experience and respond to questions, conflicts and shared goals about money […]

by · June 29, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, Relationship
2009 Freedom Swim in Punta Gorda, (Photo courtesy Sun Herald)

2015 Charlotte Harbor Freedom Swim: Cool 4th of July ‘happening’

By Bonnie Gross,, Special to, June 29, 2015 – PUNTA GORDA — It started small and spontaneous. Twenty four years ago, Punta Gorda attorney Michael Haymans and some friends decided to celebrate the Fourth of July by swimming the 1.5 mile distance across the Peace River. They weren’t athletes in training; they had heard stories about how in the 1940s, swimming across the river was a rite of passage for teens. They had a good time, they told their friends, and […]

Roger Stone

Libertarian Opens Campaign For U. S. Senate

By Buddy Nevins,, Special to, June 29, 2015 –  Veteran political consultant Roger Stone’s Libertarian campaign for U. S. Senate is slowly getting underway. Stone opened an exploratory committee (below) in Hallandale Beach earlier this month. Stone was a well-known Republican operative and political trickster since the Watergate era. He also had a key role in the 2012 campaign of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. In recent years, Stone decided the GOP was on the wrong path and became a […]

by · June 29, 2015 ·, News, Politics
How to tell which of your apps are using up the most data

How to tell which of your apps are using up the most data

BY ANTONIO VILLAS-BOAS, Business Insider, June 28, 2015  – You may purchase phone plans with more than enough data to cover things like casual web surfing and streaming the occasional song. But you may not realize that browsing Facebook could be a big hit against your data plan too. According to Cisco’s online VNI Services Gauge Tool, one hour of browsing through social media can use up 90 megabytes, which is more than twice the amount of data that streaming music uses in the standard […]

by · June 28, 2015 · Consumer, Technology