Archive for May, 2013

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Less Stormy for the Weekend … But It’s Not Over Yet (Live Radar)

Less Stormy for the Weekend … But It’s Not Over Yet (Live Radar)

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com, Meteorologist (May 31, 2013) – South Florida will be back into a normal rainy season pattern of afternoon storms this weekend. Friday brings some storms, some periods of sun, and highs in the mid 80s. But the risk of dangerous rip currents will not diminish through the weekend. Saturday and Sunday will see mostly afternoon storms, stickiness, and highs in the mid to upper 80s. Then storm chances increase again during the first part of the work […]

by · May 31, 2013 · Weather
School Board’s New Bad Deal

School Board’s New Bad Deal

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com (May 30,2013) – The Broward School Board has done it again: Allowed the same ol’ back room dealing and bad business practices that have plagued the schools for so long. Here is the story: Board members want voters to approve several hundred million dollars in new bonds as early as next year. So in another move designed to win voters support, the School Board privatized a huge piece of the facilities department last week. Privatization was supposed to […]

Ft. Lauderdale police start enforcing background checks for buyers at gun shows

Ft. Lauderdale police start enforcing background checks for buyers at gun shows

By William Hladky, BrowardBulldog.org (May 30, 2013) – Fresh efforts to enforce two county ordinances should prevent cash-and-carry gun sales at guns shows in Broward County for buyers who have not already passed a state background check. BrowardBulldog.org reported last month that Fort Lauderdale Police were not enforcing the county’s background check ordinance for sales made at gun shows due to police confusion over its legitimacy. This month, police posted a sign at the entrance to a gun show at War Memorial […]

by · May 30, 2013 · Broward County, News, Police
Thinking Cap’s Intriguing If Flawed Tragedy Waafrika Stuns With Harrowing Climax

Thinking Cap’s Intriguing If Flawed Tragedy Waafrika Stuns With Harrowing Climax

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com (May 30, 2013) – Thinking Cap Theatre’s production of Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko’sWaafrika is a deeply earnest and illuminating if imperfect examination of the toxicity of tradition. But even Waafrika’s flaws are washed away by one of the most harrowing finales seen on a local stage. The arc of this tale is a tragedy, and we won’t give away the cringe-inducing denouement, but you’ll likely see it coming. That doesn’t rob it of an iota of its power as staged by […]

Storms Stick Around (Live Radar)

Storms Stick Around (Live Radar)

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com, Meteorologist (May 30, 2013) – South Florida will see stormy weather a little longer. Thursday will see storms and showers throughout the day, along with highs in the mid 80s. Watch out for heavy downpours in spots, lightning, gusty winds, and localized flooding. At the coast, the risk of deadly rip currents remains high through the week. We’ll see some periods of sun and clouds on Friday, but storms and showers will also pass through. Friday’s highs […]

by · May 30, 2013 · Weather
Dramaworks’ Dancing At Lughnasa Is Slow Sweet Elegy

Dramaworks’ Dancing At Lughnasa Is Slow Sweet Elegy

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com (May 29, 2013) – Amid blockbuster musicals and dysfunctional family dramas, one of the disappearing genres of theater and much of art is the slow, sweet sad song. And as Palm Beach Dramaworks’ slow, sweet sad production of Dancing at Lughnasa shows, nobody sings them like the Irish. Like many Dramaworks’ shows, it requires a 21st Century audience to downshift the metabolism a bit, but the reward is a melancholy but oddly affirming elegy that acknowledges the universal […]

Key West Seaport: One of the best scenic walks in Key West

Key West Seaport: One of the best scenic walks in Key West

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com (May 29, 2013) – Key West is compact, and yet plenty of visitors miss the best parts because they stick to Duval Street and Mallory Square. One of the most scenic strolls in Key West — and a top freebie — is the harborwalk along Key West Bight, also known as the Historic Key West Seaport.From picturesque schooners to hungry tarpon to historic exhibits to the best happy hour specials in town, the Historic Key West Seaport has […]

More Storms Roll In (Live Radar)

More Storms Roll In (Live Radar)

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com, Meteorologist (May 29, 2013) – South Florida will be stuck in a stormy pattern as May wraps up. Wednesday brings periods of storms, including heavy downpours, lightning, high winds, and some localized flooding. Highs will be in the sticky mid 80s. The surf remains dangerous through the week, thanks to a high risk of rip currents. Thursday and Friday will be stormy and sticky as well. Rain chances decrease somewhat this weekend, and highs should climb into […]

by · May 29, 2013 · Weather
Weston residents urged to sign up for “Code Red” alerts

Weston residents urged to sign up for “Code Red” alerts

Hurricane season officially begins on Saturday, June 1st.  Sign up for the City of Weston’s CodeRED to stay informed and educated about local emergencies.   WHAT IT IS:  CodeRED is a high-speed telephone communication service for emergency only notifications.  This system allows the City to send critical communications in an emergency situation that requires immediate action.  Capable of dialing the entire City within minutes, CodeRED delivers a message from the City Manager’s office describing the emergency and instructions for action.  You can also opt to receive texts and/or email alerts. (NOTE […]

Back to Work, Back to Stormy Weather  (Live Radar)

Back to Work, Back to Stormy Weather (Live Radar)

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com, Meteorologist (May 28, 2013) – South Florida is back in a stormy summer pattern, thanks to some deep tropical moisture. Tuesday will see some periods of sun but lots of clouds and storms, some of which will bring heavy rain, lightning, and localized flooding. Tuesday’s highs will be in the mid 80s. Wednesday will be similar, with storm chances decreasing somewhat on Thursday and Friday, with highs in the mid to upper 80s and mostly afternoon storms […]

by · May 28, 2013 · Weather
Florida Turnpike road work through June 1

Florida Turnpike road work through June 1

FORT LAUDERDALE — Florida’s Turnpike announces updated lane closures and work zones due to construction and maintenance projects in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties, for the week beginning Sunday, May 26.  Lane closures will be suspended during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, from 6 a.m. Friday, May 24, through 10 p.m. Monday, May 27. Click here for LIVE  traffic  cameras>>> Motorists traveling during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 24-27, should be aware that the West Palm Beach service […]

by · May 27, 2013 · Road work, Travel
Mostly Nice for Memorial Day, But Rainy Week Ahead

Mostly Nice for Memorial Day, But Rainy Week Ahead

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com, Meteorologist (May 27, 2013) – South Florida’s Memorial Day will start out mostly dry, but showers and storms will return. The holiday features sun and clouds early, ocean breezes, highs in the mid 80s, and the possibility of storms in some locations during the afternoon. Dangerous rip currents continue at the beaches, and the risk remains high through the work week. The storm chance increases significantly on Tuesday and Wednesday, so watch out for heavy downpours, lightning, […]

by · May 27, 2013 · Weather