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Florida Keys hosts International Sand Art Competition (Video)

Florida Keys hosts International Sand Art Competition (Video)

KEY WEST, Fla. — The lively creativity and oceanfront vibe that characterize Key West have come together in the International Sand Art Competition, a Thanksgiving weekend beachside event for visitors to the Southernmost City in the Continental U.S.A. Six renowned U.S. and international sand sculptors are participating in the artistic challenge that began Wednesday on the Atlantic Ocean beach at the island city’s Casa Marina Resort. Competitors include Rusty Croft, host of the reality television show “Sand Masters,” veteran Key […]

Bill Would Give Prosecutors, Public Defenders Help With Student Loans

Bill Would Give Prosecutors, Public Defenders Help With Student Loans

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Nov 30, 2014 – State Sen. Jeremy Ring is throwing a life preserver to young prosecutors and public defenders buried in law school debt. Ring, Parkland-D, filed a bill  (SB 150) which would offer thousands of dollars a year to help prosecutors and public defenders pay off student loans, according to the News Service of Florida. Lawmakers have long heard complaints from courthouses across that state that the relatively low pay of prosecutors and […]

John S. Bukata honored by President Barack Obama for volunteerism

John S. Bukata honored by President Barack Obama for volunteerism

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Nov 30, 2014 – President Barack Obama and the Corporation for National and Community Service on Thanksgiving awarded John S. Bukata of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service. Having previously been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award, Bukata currently serves as Director of Campus Security and Safety at Johnson & Wales University in Miami, following a three decade career in law enforcement with […]

by · November 30, 2014 · Broward County, Featured, Government, News, Tribute
South Florida is Warming Up

South Florida is Warming Up

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, Nov 30, 2014 – South Florida will be warming up on Sunday, as November comes to a close. Look for sun, clouds on a building ocean breeze, a high risk of dangerous rip currents at the beaches (continuing through Tuesday), and highs near 70 degrees. Monday will start out on the pleasantly warm side, with morning lows in the upper 60s to low 70s, and the day will feature sun, clouds and maybe a shower on […]

by · November 30, 2014 · Weather
Leslie Uggams Finally Plays Mame At The Wick

Leslie Uggams Finally Plays Mame At The Wick

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Nov 29, 2014 – For someone who has been singing virtually the entire Jerry Herman songbook for decades, it’s ironic that only now is Leslie Uggams getting to play the title role of Mame in the musical bowing next week at The Wick Theatre. “Jerry was interested in me doing it years ago since I sing so many songs from the show,” she said between forkfuls of salad between rehearsals. “But at the time […]

Welcome to Florida: Best RV camping near I-95

Welcome to Florida: Best RV camping near I-95

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com Nov 29, 2014 – Travelers arriving in Florida often blow right past Florida’s award-winning state parks in Northeast Florida, their eyes firmly fixed on the southern half of the state, where warmer winter weather beckons. And then comes the shock: You’re not really there yet! Key West is still 534 miles down the road, 279 miles to Stuart, 375 miles to Fort Lauderdale, 385 miles to Naples. We suggest that you stop and smell the sea […]

Plantation’s Shame: No Bid Deals, Higher Taxes

Plantation’s Shame: No Bid Deals, Higher Taxes

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Nov 29, 2014 – Long-time Plantation Commissioner Jerry Fadgen is running for mayor….again. Fadgen was first elected to the commission in 1995 and has been trying to move up ever since. His opponent will be the current Mayor Diane Veltri-Bendekovic. She joined the commission in 2001 and has been mayor since 2011. The Veltri in her name is from her father, Frank Veltri, who ran the city…forever. (Actually, Frank Veltri was mayor from 1975-1999) […]

Lobbyist, Homeless Advocates In Shouting Match at Ft. Lauderdale Commission

Lobbyist, Homeless Advocates In Shouting Match at Ft. Lauderdale Commission

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Nov 28, 2014 – Ron Book just wants some respect. After all, Book is the best known, most durable and best paid lobbyist in Florida. He reported $5.6 million in income from 81 clients in Tallahassee alone last year.  That figure doesn’t included his work in Miami-Dade and Broward. For the past two decades, Book has spent thousands of hours working to end homelessness. So when he was booed and yelled at during a […]

Cool Morning, Breezy Afternoon for South Florida

Cool Morning, Breezy Afternoon for South Florida

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist,Nov 29, 2014 – South Florida’s stretch of cooler than normal November weather continues on the last weekend of the month. After a chilly start on Saturday, look for lots of sun, some clouds on a building ocean breeze, a high risk of dangerous rip currents that will continue through the weekend and beyond, and highs in the mid 70s. Sunday will be a bit warmer, beginning with morning lows in the 60s and afternoon highs in […]

by · November 29, 2014 · Weather
Questionable Activity In Lauderdale Lakes

Questionable Activity In Lauderdale Lakes

By Chaz Stevens for BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Nov 28, 2014 – Following on the footsteps of BrowardBeat.com’s recent article regarding ‘the death of local reporting’ and how it’s a good time to be a corrupt public figure, we’d like to turn your attention to the City of Lauderdale Lakes. “I believe that the business interests who run the paper don’t see money in the minority community. They rather concentrate on cities where the residents have more money to spend.” – Buddy […]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday lines have become blurred

Black Friday and Cyber Monday lines have become blurred

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Nov 28, 2014 – Black Friday has arrived – and with Cyber Monday right around the corner – retailers across the nation are geared up for the busiest shopping season in over a decade.  With many stores opening early on Thanksgiving and others offering door busting shopping deals online, retailers are in fierce competition with one another in favor of a recovering economy. Despite the traditional extra shopping hours for Black Friday and 24/7 online […]

by · November 28, 2014 · Consumer, Events, Featured, Holiday
Cold Day For South Florida Holiday Shoppers

Cold Day For South Florida Holiday Shoppers

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, Nov 28, 2014 – South Florida will see another unseasonably cold day as the holiday shopping season kicks into gear on Friday. After a chilly start, look for lots of sun, a cold breeze (and a high risk of dangerous rip currents), and afternoon highs near 70 degrees. Saturday morning will be cool with lows in the mid 50s to low 60s, and easterly winds will bring in a few more clouds and help afternoon highs […]

by · November 28, 2014 · Weather