Archive for September, 2014

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Gov. Scott and GE: Jobs, incentives and investments in Scott’s oil & gas partnerships

Gov. Scott and GE: Jobs, incentives and investments in Scott’s oil & gas partnerships

By Dan Christensen, BrowardBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Sept 30, 2014 – When Gov. Rick Scott announced last week that GE Oil & Gas would open a $50 million manufacturing facility in Jacksonville he talked about how it would create 500 new jobs for Florida. GE Oil & Gas’s official welcome package: up to $15.4 million in financial incentives, including $10 million from the city and $5.4 million from the state. Not mentioned in the hoopla was how another division of General […]

by · September 30, 2014 · Employment, Featured, Government, Jobs, News, Politics
Money moves in medical marijuana ad war

Money moves in medical marijuana ad war

By Phil Ammann, SaintPetersBlog.com, Sept 30, 2014 – Advertising wars rage on as the battle for Amendment 2, the state’s referendum to legalize medical marijuana, continues. According to the latest finance reports filed online, $1.9 million has been spent in mid-September on advertising and related costs. “Drug Free Florida Committee” reported total of $1,788,447 spent from Sept. 13-19, with $1,779,645 of that to Jamestown Associates LLC for “media placement.” Earlier this month, a committee representative said that opponents of Amendment […]

by · September 30, 2014 · election, Featured, Government, Health, News
Actors Playhouse Rips Into Auditorium For Murder Ballad

Actors Playhouse Rips Into Auditorium For Murder Ballad

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Sept 30, 2014 – Champions of putting emotional distance between a production and the patrons might be a tad uncomfortable at Murder Ballad at Actors Playhouse. After all, a lovesick swain likely will pour his heart out while standing on a chair a few inches away from an audience member’s face. A ticket buyer may find herself within spitting distance of a sweaty couple making out on a pool table – or trying to […]

How to collect food stamps in Florida

How to collect food stamps in Florida

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Sept 30, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported on September 5th that 46,556,434 Americans, or about 14 percent of the population, collected food stamps nationwide.  The number of recipients was down from last year where 47,636,090 took advantage of the popular government program. Formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) is the government’s anti-hunger initiative helping Americans maintain a nutritionally adequate diet.  About 76 percent of food stamp recipients are […]

by · September 30, 2014 · Consumer, Featured, Government, News
Ronin Taiko Japanese Drums Benefit for Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center

Ronin Taiko Japanese Drums Benefit for Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center

FORT LAUDERDALE – Ronin Taiko Japanese Drums presents Kon Jo: The Spirit of Courage to benefit the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center on Friday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Through powerful sounds and energetic theatrical movement, Ronin Taiko has developed a unique performance style that reflects the group’s great dedication to the traditions of wadaiko (Japanese drumming) performances. By way of taiko, the Japanese drum, and a variety […]

Pro-School Bond Campaign Shakeup: Campaign Manager Replaced

Pro-School Bond Campaign Shakeup: Campaign Manager Replaced

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Sept 30, 2014 – With just days before absentee ballots are distributed, the campaign manager of the pro-school bond political committee has been replaced by a veteran of the Obama re-election. Former campaign head Melanie Brennen told Browardbeat.com that she resigned “due to a lack of resources.” The sources say Brennen was allowed to resign rather than be fired because the pro-bond campaign was stalled. Brennen will be replaced by Ashley Walker, the state director of […]

Afternoon Storms Again

Afternoon Storms Again

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, Sept 30, 2014 – South Florida will close out the month of September with afternoon storms on Tuesday. After passing early showers, especially in the Keys, look for some sun, building clouds, highs mostly in the low 90s, and afternoon storms with heavy rains in spots. Wednesday will start off October on the sticky and wet side, with highs in the low 90s and afternoon storms coming in on a southwesterly flow, which will bring plenty […]

by · September 30, 2014 · Weather
Salvation Army: Be An Angel and Share the Joy

Salvation Army: Be An Angel and Share the Joy

For EyesOnNews.com, Sept 29, 2014 – We’re heading into holiday season and time to remember to help our fellow man, woman and child. As in years past, the Salvation Army is asking for you to donate to help them buy gifts for every needy child in Broward County.  Can you help? The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program is designed to share the magic of the Christmas season with underprivileged children in our community. Thanks to the generous people of Broward County, over […]

Celebrate National Coffee day with a free cup of java

Celebrate National Coffee day with a free cup of java

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Sept 29, 2014 – Early on a Monday morning, as I sit at Starbucks enjoying a “Bill’s Morning Start” from my own secret menu, I’m reminded that it’s September 29th and National Coffee Day.   Many of your favorite places are celebrating customer loyalty by offering up a free cup of java. Participating 7-Eleven stores will celebrate National Coffee Day by giving customers a free medium-size cup of hot coffee, cappuccino, or latte, while supplies last. In its […]

Some Sun, Some Showers and Storms

Some Sun, Some Showers and Storms

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, Sept 29, 2014 – South Florida won’t escape the showers and storms on Monday, but sun will be around as well. Look for some passing morning showers on an ocean breeze, sun and clouds, highs near 90 degrees, and some afternoon storms in spots. Rain chances will increase a bit on Tuesday, along with cloud cover, keeping afternoon highs in the upper 80s. Wednesday and Thursday will be on the stormy side, as our weather is […]

by · September 29, 2014 · Weather
Nice Sunday, Rainy Week

Nice Sunday, Rainy Week

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, Sept 28, 2014 – South Florida is enjoying a break from last week’s rain, but more wet weather is on the way. In the meantime, Sunday features some clouds and a few early showers on the ocean breeze, a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at the beaches, and highs near 90 degrees. Monday will see rain chances increase, but it won’t be a washout. Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees. Look for passing showers […]

by · September 28, 2014 · Weather
A Few Showers on the Breeze

A Few Showers on the Breeze

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, Sept 27, 2014 – Just in time for the weekend, South Florida will get a break from the storms and downpours we’ve seen lately. On Saturday, look for a few quick showers, mostly in the morning, followed by sun and clouds and highs in the upper 80s. We’ll see a nice ocean breeze that will keep any afternoon storms well inland, but it will also bring a high risk of dangerous rip currents at the beaches. […]

by · September 27, 2014 · Weather