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November means seafood festivals galore – a calendar

November means seafood festivals galore – a calendar

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Oct 31, 2013 – APALACHICOLA – This two-day festival is Florida’s oldest maritime event, drawing thousands to the heart of Florida’s oyster kingdom at the mouth of the Apalachicola River on Apalachicola Bay.  It can be dangerous to attend this festival, especially if you’re sitting in the first few rows of the oyster eating contest, where the winner will likely consume 250-300 oysters.  More than a few contestants won’t win, and those sitting in […]

Cooper City shrinks official minutes: “Details you really don’t want the public to know about”

Cooper City shrinks official minutes: “Details you really don’t want the public to know about”

By EyesOnNews.com Staff, Oct 31, 2013 – As their policy page states: “The Broward Bulldog is a nonprofit, independent and nonpartisan news organization that seeks to provide authoritative reporting in the public interest while upholding high standards of fairness and accuracy.” In the story that follows, Broward Bulldog reporter William Gjebre, looked into the question of whether the minutes of the Cooper City Commission are accurate and complete.  Here is what he found: By William Hladky,, BrowardBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Oct 31, 2013 […]

by · October 31, 2013 · Broward County, Consumer, Events, Government, Politics
Bewitching Breezes and Spooky Skies

Bewitching Breezes and Spooky Skies

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist,Oct 31, 2013 – South Florida’s Halloween weather will be more of a treat than a trick. Look for a bit more humidity, sun and clouds, strong ocean breezes, and highs in the mid 80s. But there’s danger at the beaches … not a zombie invasion but a high risk of potentially deadly rip currents. Little trick-or-treaters will find temperatures in the slightly sticky (and spooky) low 80s as they haunt South Florida neighborhoods Thursday evening. Friday […]

by · October 31, 2013 · Weather
BSO arrests lewd pastor, fear there are more victims

BSO arrests lewd pastor, fear there are more victims

By EyesOnNews.com Staff, Oct 30, 2013 – Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a 29-year-old church leader for molesting a 9-year-old girl in his congregation. Special Victims Unit investigators are looking for additional victims. Maher Jair Ortega-Estevez, 29, was arrested on October 29 for molesting a young girl in his home at 588 Trace Cir., Apt. 202, Deerfield Beach. Ortega-Estevez was a volunteer leader at the Assembly of God Bethlehem Ministry and led the church’s Hollywood congregation located at 501 S. 21 […]

by · October 30, 2013 · Broward County, Crime, Featured, News, Police
Hey, Armed Robber – Smile! You’re on surveillance camera!

Hey, Armed Robber – Smile! You’re on surveillance camera!

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are searching for an armed robber who jumped up on the counter of the Super Stop convenience store and demanded all the cash from the register, all the while providing a clear close-up of his face for the store’s surveillance camera. At 10:42 a.m. on October 25, an unmasked armed robber entered a convenience store in West Park. He waited patiently for the customer ahead of him in line to leave then jumped up onto the […]

by · October 30, 2013 · Broward County, Crime, Featured, News, Police, Videos
Home Burglary yields weapons, jewels and cash (Video)

Home Burglary yields weapons, jewels and cash (Video)

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is currently investigating a residential burglary that occurred at approximately 11:03 A.M., on October 21st. The burglary occurred at a residence located at 2601 Northwest 22nd Street in the City of Fort Lauderdale. The victim’s surveillance captured the unknown suspect walking down the street towards the residence. The suspect entered the fenced in back yard, broke a rear window and gained access into the residence. While inside the residence the suspect located several firearms, jewelry […]

by · October 30, 2013 · Broward County, Crime, News, Police, Videos
New study suggests coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate change

New study suggests coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate change

By Ben Sherman, NOAA, Oct 29, 2013 – Coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate warming, improving their chance of surviving through the end of this century, if there are large reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, according to a study funded by NOAA and conducted by the agency’s scientists and its academic partners. Results further suggest corals have already adapted to part of the warming that has occurred. “Earlier modeling work suggested that coral reefs would be […]

Port Everglades Moves Forward with Expansion Plans

Port Everglades Moves Forward with Expansion Plans

BROWARD COUNTY, FLA –Broward County Commissioners joined federal and state lawmakers last Friday to laud the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 3080, The Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA).  This legislation will authorize Broward County to pre-fund the preliminary activities necessary to widen and deepen Port Everglades with federal reimbursement, pending Congressional authorization, at a later date. The dredging and widening of Port Everglades channels will provide accommodations for bigger cargo and passenger ships, in particular the giant vessels that will […]

Florida fish shacks: They’re casual classic seafood restaurants

Florida fish shacks: They’re casual classic seafood restaurants

By Bonnie Gross & Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Oct. 30, 2013 – Florida fish shacks represent just about everything we love about Florida – fresh air, funky style and fun. To be a fish shack, a place has to be open to the air. We may use air conditioning, but we know authentic Florida involves sun and breeze and salt air. To fit our definition, you’d be well-dressed at a fish shack if you’re wearing a T-shirt (and a […]

Breezy But Pleasant

Breezy But Pleasant

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, Oct 30, 2013 – South Florida remains in a fall weather pattern that’s breezy but pleasant. After a dry start in the low to mid 70s, Wednesday features sun, clouds, sometimes gusty breezes, and highs in the mid 80s. Thursday brings more of the same during the day, and Halloween night should be pleasant but a bit breezy for the little trick-or-treaters, while adult revelers may have to look out for a spooky shower or two […]

by · October 30, 2013 · Weather
What makes Sanibel special – and nine ways to experience it

What makes Sanibel special – and nine ways to experience it

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Oct 29, 2013 – There are lots of beautiful beaches in Florida. Usually, I’ll stroll along the shore, soaking up the serenity and beauty and then I will come to that inevitable spot, where it ends. “Oh, this is the part they wrecked,” I’ll think, as the high rises cast their shade on a beach or as the sand is studded with cigarette butts instead of seashells. That doesn’t happen on Sanibel and […]

Breezy But Pleasant

Breezy But Pleasant

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist,Oct 29, 2013 – South Florida’s stretch of fall weather continues, with another breezy but pleasant day on Tuesday. Look for plenty of sun, a few clouds, building breezes, and highs in the mid 80s. A high risk of dangerous rip currents at South Florida’s beaches continues on Tuesday and through the week. Wednesday brings more fall-like weather. While humidity and temperatures increase a bit on Thursday, Halloween will be more of a treat than a trick. […]

by · October 29, 2013 · Weather