Archive for April, 2015

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Meet the Author of “Managing Bubbie”

Meet the Author of “Managing Bubbie”

Managing Bubbie Meet the Author Russel Lazega   Lea Lazega was larger than life. A strong, independent and fearless woman who survived Poland’s ghettos, the bleakness of the Holocaust and fleeing war torn Europe by not following the crowd.  Fast forward fifty years and her now-American family must struggle with how to manage a woman who time and again eluded catastrophe by refusing to be told what to do. “Everyone who knew her said her life and her experiences had […]

The beach at Peanut Island overlooks the port. The nearby rocks provide excellent snorkeling.

Peanut Island: Snorkeling, historic Kennedy Bunker, even camping

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 30, 2015 – There are three good and distinctly different reasons to visit Peanut Island: It has terrific snorkeling. It offers a fascinating historic site — the bomb shelter used by President John F. Kennedy. It has 20 campsites for tents. As a bonus, if you’re a kayaker, it makes a fun destination while you avoid the expense of the water taxi. Peanut Island is a man-made island in the middle of the Port […]

Calvon “Andre” Reid

Actions of Coconut Creek detectives investigating Taser death questioned

By Dan Christensen, FloridaBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 30, 2015 – Coconut Creek detectives investigating the death of a black man shot multiple times by police Tasers in the Wynmoor condo complex have re-questioned two eyewitnesses in what outside police sources say was an apparent attempt to discredit their testimony. John Arendale and Bonnie Eshleman saw the police takedown of 39-year-old meat salesman Calvon “Andre” Reid in a floodlit parking lot just steps from their apartment in the largely white retirement […]

After Fla House Fails To Act, Medical Marijuana Forces Vow To Put Issue On 2016 Ballot

After Fla House Fails To Act, Medical Marijuana Forces Vow To Put Issue On 2016 Ballot

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 30, 2015 – Pro-medical marijuana forces today vowed to place the issue on the ballot again in 2016 because the House adjourned without acting on the issue. Medical marijuana won the support of roughly 58 percent of voters, but fell short of the 60 percent needed for a constitutional amendment in last year’s election. Below is the news release from United for Care, the medical marijuana committee: United for Care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE […]

Breezy and Drier

Breezy and Drier

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, April 30, 2015 – South Florida will begin to dry out on a breezy Thursday. After a warm start with patchy fog in spots, Thursday will feature a few passing showers, some sun, a westerly breeze, and highs in the mid 80s. A few showers could linger overnight, but Friday morning will be pleasantly cool, with lows in the 60s. Look for sun, clouds, and highs in the seasonable mid 80s to begin the month of […]

by · April 30, 2015 · Weather
Some places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Some places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, cocktail gurus at Miami’s hottest restaurants and bars, as well as premium tequila producer Casa Dragones, are offering up their most popular tequila cocktail recipes for at-home enjoyment.             THE RUM LINE AT LOEWS MIAMI BEACH  Kick off the fiesta at the Caribbean-inspired al fresco bar, The Rum Line, as it welcomes Manhattan’s gourmet Mexican eatery, El Toro Blanco, to Miami for an exclusive […]

by · April 29, 2015 · Food, News Release
Governor Rick Scott

Rick Scott Dallies As Legislature Melts Down

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 29, 2015 – Blame Gov. Rick Scott. The Florida House walked out this week, refusing to negotiate with the state Senate. The state legislative process is at a standstill, with important issues like medical marijuana, gaming, ride sharing, aid for persons with special abilities and a massive water bill pushed aside. And what is Scott doing today? Below is the news release he sent out yesterday afternoon, as the legislative session was collapsing:

Stormy Start, Stormy Finish

Stormy Start, Stormy Finish

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, April 29, 2015 – South Florida will both start and finish Wednesday with storms and showers. After heavy rain overnight, Wednesday features plenty of clouds, more periods of rain, more storms in the afternoon and early evening, localized flooding, and highs in the mid to upper 80s. Those afternoon storms could be strong, with heavy downpours, dangerous lightning, gusty winds, and possibly small hail. The worst weather will move out late on Wednesday, but some showers […]

by · April 29, 2015 · Weather
Jim Norton

Weston Commissioner Challenges Nan Rich

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 28, 2015 – Former State Sen. Nan Rich was only without a possible opponent for an open Broward County Commission seat for two days. Weston’s Mayor Dan Stermer, who was widely rumored to be about to launch a campaign against Rich, instead announced on April 22 he wouldn’t run for an open Broward County Commission seat. On April 24,  Weston Commissioner Jim Norton jumped into the race. A Weston commissioner since 2010, Norton will challenge Rich in […]

More Heat, More Storms

More Heat, More Storms

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, April 28, 2015 – South Florida will be hot again on Tuesday until strong storms move in during the afternoon. After a muggy morning, look for hot sun, building clouds and some late morning showers, highs in the low 90s, and stormy periods during the afternoon and evening. Strong storms are likely, with heavy downpours, lightning, gusty and possibly damaging winds, and small hail in spots. Wednesday will be stormy again as a front approaches. Strong […]

by · April 28, 2015 · Weather
Billy Idol to perform at the Hard Rock in September

Billy Idol to perform at the Hard Rock in September

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (April 27, 2015) – Rock icon BILLY IDOL will bring his 2015 North American tour to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Monday, September 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m. Fans will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, April 30 at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages Idol’s show in Hollywood, Fla., is amongst the latest to be […]

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Commissioners Collect Campaign Cash From Taxi Lobbyists While Debating Uber

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 27, 2015 – There is a cost in trying to hold back the future and lobbyists pay it. Broward County Commissioners have collected thousands of dollars from the taxi and limousine firms and its lobbyists over the years, including while debating whether to allow competition from new ride sharing technologies like Uber. No wonder commissioners are bending over backward to hamstring the ride sharing companies.  The new companies offer taxis and limousines their […]