Archive for April, 2013

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Cattle rustlers strike Wellington farm

Cattle rustlers strike Wellington farm

Wellington (April 30, 2013) – On April 22, 2013, at 4:00 am, the victim received a phone call stating one of his calves was loose and standing in the roadway at 50th Street South and 120th Avenue South, Wellington (the victim houses eight head of cattle in a field on the Northeast corner of this intersection). When the victim responded, he discovered that someone had removed the gate, from the fence, by the hinges on one side, leaving the opening four feet wide.  […]

NASA Awards Cypress Bay High Team $5000 Grand Prize

NASA Awards Cypress Bay High Team $5000 Grand Prize

Broward County (April 30, 2013) – A six-student team from Cypress Bay High School in Weston won the $5,000 Grand Prize in the 2013 NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest. The Cypress Bay team created a space settlement plan, “Maui,” which was selected for the top award from 592 submissions entered by 1,536 students in 20 countries. Cypress Bay physics teachers Jeffrey Rose and Angela Ashley were advisors to the “Maui” team – Robert Gitten, Jackie Linevsky, Zared Schwartz, Jonathan Schiller, […]

by · April 30, 2013 · Broward County, Education, News, Science
Distinguished Visiting Chef Series at Johnson and Wales

Distinguished Visiting Chef Series at Johnson and Wales

Johnson and Wales held their Distinguished Visiting Chef Series this past Friday at the North Miami Campus.  This year’s distinguished chef was alumna Juliana Gonzalez of Barceloneta Mercat, Nobu. Attendees were treated to 4 course meal with wine pairings and proceeds from the event went to JWU culinary scholarship fund.

Henderson Behavioral Health’s 60th Diamond Jubilee

Henderson Behavioral Health’s 60th Diamond Jubilee

Henderson Behavioral Health celebrated its 60th anniversary “Diamond Jubilee” April 27  at the Signature Grand in Davie. Guests enjoyed a lavish cocktail reception, silent and live auction, dinner and danced to the sounds of Dee Dee Wilde. The event honored Carol Harrison, Broward College, Broward College President J. David Armstrong and Henderson Behavioral Health’s past board presidents. It was a night to remember and all for a great cause.  Congratulations on 60 years of excellence!

Laffing Matterz at the Broward Center

Laffing Matterz at the Broward Center

FORT LAUDERDALE (April 29, 2013) – Audiences enjoying the final weeks of this season’s Laffing Matterz at the Broward Center before it ends its season on Sunday, May 12 are proving the old proverb that “He who laughs last, laughs best.” Before they take a break over the summer, the cast of multi-talented performers are leaving them laughing in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center while continuing to deliver what local publications have named the “Best Dinner […]

Next Generation Charter School of Lauderdale Lakes shuts down

Next Generation Charter School of Lauderdale Lakes shuts down

Today, Next Generation Charter School (4850 N. State Road 7, Building G, Lauderdale Lakes, 33319) closed for the students and families enrolled for the 2012/13 school year. Approximately, 160 students have been impacted by this closure. Upon learning that the charter school facility was locked this morning, staff members from the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Charter Schools Support Department were onsite to provide information regarding school choice opportunities to parents of students. BCPS records indicate that the majority of […]

by · April 30, 2013 · Broward County, Education, News
Stormy End to April

Stormy End to April

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com, Meteorologist (April 30, 2013) – South Florida is making the transition from April into May during a stormy weather pattern. Tuesday will see an increased chance of rain and storms, with limited periods of sun. Heavy downpours and strong wind gusts are possible as the storms pass by. Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 80s in most locations. We’ll see much the same intermittently stormy weather through Friday. But drier weather is on the way for […]

by · April 30, 2013 · Weather
Fleet Week 2013 Schedule

Fleet Week 2013 Schedule

Broward Navy Days, Inc. is pleased to announce the tentative public events schedule for Fleet Week Port Everglades 2013, April 29 – May 6. For more information, click on the individual event link. All events are subject to change. Monday, April 29 Opening Reception*, Hosted by Seacor Holdings, 6 p.m., Chima, Fort Lauderdale Tuesday, April 30 Republic Services Golf Classic, 7:30 a.m., Fort Lauderdale Country Club Click here to register online. Click here to download the registration brochure (PDF). Miami […]

Julian Castro to keynote Democrats Jefferson-Jackson Gala

Julian Castro to keynote Democrats Jefferson-Jackson Gala

Tallahassee (April 29, 2013) – Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio and star of the 2012 DNC, will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Jefferson-Jackson Gala in Hollywood, FL. Mayor Castro debuted on the national scene last year with a tremendous keynote speech delivered to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and is seen by many a rising star of the Democratic Party. On June 15th, Mayor Castro will join U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and DNC National Chair, our own […]

by · April 29, 2013 · Events, Featured, News, Politics
Deerfield holding special commission meeting on Solid Waste contracts

Deerfield holding special commission meeting on Solid Waste contracts

DEERFIELD BEACH (April 29, 2013) – Will hold a  Special City Commission Meeting on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, 150 Northeast Second Avenue, Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33441, to discuss Solid Waste Disposal and Recyclables Processing Procurement and a discussion and possible decision to consider action to reconsider and/or rescind the action taken on April 25, 2013, or action to otherwise terminate the bidding process for said services authorized by the Commission at the April 25, 2013 […]

Coral Glades High School Senior Named U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalist

Coral Glades High School Senior Named U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalist

Broward County (April 29, 2013) – Coral Glades High School senior Ronald Laracuente has been named a semifinalist academic scholar for the highly prestigious 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Ronald is among the over 3,000 candidates who were selected in January for their exceptional performance on either the College Board SAT or the ACT Assessment. Consideration was also given to students’ essays, self-assessments, description of activities, school recommendations and school transcripts. A distinguished panel of educators reviewed candidate submissions to select […]

by · April 29, 2013 · Broward County, Education, News
Fort Lauderdale Commission hears from Budget Advisory Board

Fort Lauderdale Commission hears from Budget Advisory Board

Fort Lauderdale 9April 29, 2013) – The Fort Lauderdale City Commission will hold a workshop tomorrow, Tuesday, evening.  The commissioners are hear from the city Budget Advisory Board. TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013 7 P.M CITY HALL, CONFERENCE ROOM, 8TH FLOOR 100 NORTH ANDREWS AVENUE FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA AGENDA 1. Call to Order; Introduction of Advisory Board members and Remarks by Budget Advisory Chair 2. New Business: a. Demonstration of General Fund Forecast Model by Burton and Associates b. Fiscal Capacity […]

by · April 29, 2013 · Events, Government, News, Politics