Boil water advisory issued for Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Wilton Manors, other cities

Boil water advisory issued for Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Wilton Manors, other cities

By the Sun-Sentinel – The city of Fort Lauderdale has issued a boil water advisory for several area municipalities and neighborhoods after an untreated water sample at one of South Florida’s water source wells tested positive for E. coli bacteria, officials said. The order was issued late Saturday and remains in effect until further notice. In addition to the city of Fort Lauderdale, the advisory pertains to Oakland Park, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Port Everglades Authority, Village of Sea Ranch Lakes, Wilton Manors […]

by · August 10, 2015 · Broward County, Consumer


AUDI FORT LAUDERDALE OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS Poised as ‘the next level’ in automotive buying and customer service experience, new state-of-the-art Audi dealership provides convenient East Fort Lauderdale location and innovative technological advancements FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (August 3, 2015) – Qvale Auto Group (QAG) today announced that its newest South Florida dealership, Audi Fort Lauderdale, is officially open to the public. Positioned to be a major game changer in the market, the 158,000 S.F., state-of-the-art Audi dealership challenges convention through […]

by · August 3, 2015 · automobiles, Consumer
Here’s where to have a blast this 4th of July in Broward County

Here’s where to have a blast this 4th of July in Broward County

It is that time of year again to oohh and ahh with 4th of July Fireworks. Here are this year’s locations for Broward County           Coral Springs: Enjoy some special moments to remember with family and friends at Mullins Park during this Fourth of July celebration. Food and activities will be available starting at 6 p.m. before the fireworks display at 9 p.m. There is a $3 parking fee. Mullins Park, 10180 NW 29th St. 954-345-2200. […]

O’Neil Delapenha as Iskinder, Kevin A. Walton as Dwight, and Christian Vandepas as Aaron Feldman in Ground Up & Rising’s The Recommendation

The Recommendation Satisfies In Its Subtleties At Ground Up

By Michelle F. Solomon,, Special to, July 1, 2015 – Miami’s Ground Up & Rising production of Jonathan Caren’s The Recommendation is compelling on so many levels. Yet, what makes it so formidable doesn’t have much to do with the actors on stage; it’s more about what happens in between the lines. Playwright Caren’s engaging script about promises and betrayals, secrets and lies, the privileged and the not-so privileged, and what we all do to get ahead no matter […]

by · July 1, 2015 · Consumer, Entertainment, Featured, Theater

Money talk: UGA study to examine complexities of couples’ financial communication

By HealthCanal , June 29, 2015Athens, Ga. – Cited as one of the most common contributors to couple stress and conflict, disagreements about money use in the household is leading researchers at the University of Georgia to learn more about couples’ financial communication. Researchers within the College of Family and Consumer Sciences are currently recruiting additional participants for a study designed to better understand how couples seeking financial counseling services experience and respond to questions, conflicts and shared goals about money […]

by · June 29, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, Relationship
How to tell which of your apps are using up the most data

How to tell which of your apps are using up the most data

BY ANTONIO VILLAS-BOAS, Business Insider, June 28, 2015  – You may purchase phone plans with more than enough data to cover things like casual web surfing and streaming the occasional song. But you may not realize that browsing Facebook could be a big hit against your data plan too. According to Cisco’s online VNI Services Gauge Tool, one hour of browsing through social media can use up 90 megabytes, which is more than twice the amount of data that streaming music uses in the standard […]

by · June 28, 2015 · Consumer, Technology
Sarah Ashley, Molly Anne Ross and Malia Nicolini as The Andrews Sisters in Sisters of Swing / Photo by Dan Kelley

The Andrews Sisters Harmonize Stage Door’s Sisters Of Swing

By Bill Hirschman,, Special to, June 24, 2015 – Harmony. When it’s sung well, a warm visceral sense of well-being and balance missing from much of human interaction just envelops the lucky listeners. The three actresses impersonating The Andrews Sisters in Broward Stage Door’s jukebox bio-musical Sisters of Swing don’t especially look like the real-life trio and when they sing solos, they don’t sound precisely like inimitable tones of Maxene, LaVerne or Patty. But when Sara Ashley, Malia Nicolini […]

The New Guinea flatworm in New Caledonia. Scale is in centimeters. CLAIRE GOIRAN

Invasive New Guinea Flatworm Has Made Its Way to Florida

BY DOUGLAS MAIN, Newsweek, June 24, 2015 – Researchers from around the world reported findings of flatworms in the new areas, after which they sent photographs and DNA samples to Justine in Paris for his confirmation. The flatworm (Platydemus manokwari) has few natural predators outside of New Guinea, and it likely will have no predators in the United States, Justine says. It gobbles up soil-dwelling invertebrates like snails, which could have a big impact on the environment. “It will not make […]

by · June 24, 2015 · Animals, Consumer, Environmental, News
Photographers love the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. (Photo Snowmanradio via Wikipedia.)

St. Augustine Alligator Farm: Superb bird rookery at historic attraction

By Bonnie Gross,, Special to,June 24, 2015 – For years, I’ve seen stunning photographs of birds taken at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm rookery. Meanwhile, my love of things Old Florida means I am always intrigued by surviving vintage roadside attractions. So when I visited St. Augustine this June, I needed to check out the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. I wasn’t sure what to expect. The historic marker out front confirmed the St. Augustine Alligator Farm is […]

Into The Woods already in the woods at Entr’acte Theatrix / Photo Carlo-Rubino Sabusap.

Entr’actre’s Into The Woods Is Appropriate Segue To Performers’ Second Act

By Bill Hirschman,, Special to,June 24, 2015 – At Entr’acte Theatrix’s production of Into The Woods, the special pleasure was watching nascent talent taking unsteady but ever more sure steps in their evolution en route to fully-blossomed professionalism. Certainly, some people sang better than others, some acted better than others. The ambitious lights and sound didn’t always come off with the desired precision. But a full-fledged review of the work running at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Center […]

One of two known skull and crossbone flags is on display at the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum.

St. Augustine Pirate Museum: Fun for history lovers and kids

By Bonnie Gross,, Special to, June 23, 2015 – You’ll find pirate festivals in Tampa and pirate wannabes in Key West, but no Florida city has seen more actual pirates than St. Augustine. Francis Drake sacked and burned the place in 1586; a century later it was pirate Robert Searles’ turn.  Pirates were back in 1683 and 1686. Finally, the Spanish built a fort – the magnificent Castillo de San Marcos, now a national historic site  – partly to […]

Mike Westrich as Seymour comforts Amy Miller Brennan as Audrey in front of the human-eating Audrey II (Rick Pena is probably inside) in Slow Burn Theatre Company’s Little Shop of Horrors (Photo by Gemma Bramham)

Go Ahead, Feed The Plants: Slow Burn’s Fine Farewell To Boca

By Bill Hirschman,, Special to, June 19, 2015 – Okay, everybody dies and the world is taken over by human-eating aliens, but Slow Burn Theatre Company’s Little Shop of Horrors delivers a happy ending to its five-year partnership with West Boca Community High School. The once-fledgling, now highly-acclaimed troupe got its first break with low-cost space from the school on the edge of the Everglades in February 2010 when it mounted Bat Boy. Beginning next fall, it will operate […]