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Florida Folk Festival: May 22 – 24, 2015, way up on the Suwannee

Florida Folk Festival: May 22 – 24, 2015, way up on the Suwannee

By Bonnie Gross & Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, May 17, 2015 – WHITE SPRINGS — The Florida Folk Festival began with the music: It was 1953, and Pete Seeger and the Weavers had had a big hit recently with  Leadbelly’s “Goodnight, Irene.” Folk music was exploding with acoustic guitar, coffee houses, banjos, beatniks and sing-alongs. Sixty-some years later, the Florida Folk Festival is still held every Memorial Day weekend, and you’re sure to hear plenty of folk music.  But […]

Kids show off their retail skills during KIDS, INC. at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale

Young Entrepreneurs Invited To Set Up Shop For A Day At The Galleria

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL  — Promoting retail entrepreneurism among today’s youth, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is proud to invite children ranging in age from six to 15-years to participate in the annual KIDS, INC. program. This innovative, educational program is being hosted at select Jones Lang LaSalle-managed shopping centers throughout the U.S., including The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. To register for KIDS, INC., children and their parents can complete an application form and return it to The Galleria or submit […]

Crews push their 16-foot-long Hobie Cat sailboats into the Atlantic Ocean off Key West, Fla., Saturday, May 16, 2015,  (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

First Sanctioned Key West-to-Cuba Sailing Race in 50 Years Begins (Video)

By FloridaKeysNewsBureau For EyesOnNews.com, May 16, 2015 – KEY WEST, Fla. — Five teams of American Hobie Cat sailboat racers departed Key West’s South Beach at Saturday morning on a Key West-to-Havana race, believed to be the first U.S. government-sanctioned sailing race between the two cities in more than 50 years. The Havana Challenge features 16-foot Hobie Cat catamarans, most skippered by Florida Keys-based sailors, navigating more than 90 miles across the Florida Straits to Cuba. “Key West is unique in […]

Key West Songwriters Fest (Video)

Key West Songwriters Fest (Video)

By FloridaKeysNewsBureau For EyesOnNews.com, May 8, 2015 – KEY WEST, Fla. — Scores of America’s top performing songwriters are taking the stage in casual island settings this week during the 20th Key West Songwriters Festival. An annual tradition for many leading country and pop music hitmakers, the festival began early Wednesday evening and continues through Sunday, May 10. “We have over 225 performers here for the next five days, putting 50 shows on around Key West,” said festival president and founder […]

Edge4Vets Gives Miami Vets An Edge For A Job At MIA

Edge4Vets Gives Miami Vets An Edge For A Job At MIA

Edge4Vets, a national jobs prep program for veterans, is joining forces with employers at Miami International Airport to prepare Miami veterans for aviation jobs at MIA with a resiliency workshop on May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop is being sponsored by Carnival Corp and will be hosted by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department in the airport’s North Terminal D Fourth Floor Auditorium. Offered by the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University, Edge4Vets teaches veterans how to translate […]

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 […]

May happenings at Tongue & Cheek Restaurant

May happenings at Tongue & Cheek Restaurant

Tongue & Cheeks’ 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Party Saturday, May 2nd @ 5 pm   Watch the races live while enjoying Happy Hour specials and derby drinks including Woodford Reserve Kentucky Coladas & Kaffir Lime Mint Juleps. In homage of the derby, Tongue & Cheek’s daily “family menu” will include Kentucky Hot Browns and Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie. Don’t forget to dress in theme! A contest for women’s best hat and best dressed man will award two guests “dinner for […]

by · April 27, 2015 · Events, Food, Miami-Dade County, News Release
Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race (Video)

Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race (Video)

By FloridaKeysNewsBureau For EyesOnNews.com, April 26, 2015 – KEY WEST, Fla. — Billed as “the most fun you can have in bed with your clothes on,” this weekend’s Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race was a highlight of the Conch Republic Independence Celebration that ends Sunday. Each entry in Saturday afternoon’s wacky challenge included a decorated bed mounted on wheels, either pushed or pulled up Duval Sreet by four race-team members while an additional team member rode on the bed. Standout […]

Champps In Ft. Lauderdale, Fl To Host Benefit For March Of Dimes

Champps In Ft. Lauderdale, Fl To Host Benefit For March Of Dimes

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (April 2015) – Champps, located at 6401 North Andrews Avenue in Ft. Lauderdale, will host a celebration to support March of Dimes on Thursday, May 7, 2015. The party will be held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., where guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary sampling of Champps’ signature dishes, including Harvest Chopped Salad, Chipotle BBQ Burger, Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna Tacos. Spinach-Artichoke Dip and Calamari Fritti. Featured signature cocktails include Grand Sangria, Island Rum Punch and Champps Long Island Tea for […]

by · April 21, 2015 · Broward County, Events, Food, Fund raiser
Key West “Drag Race” Stars High-Heeled Female Impersonators (Video)

Key West “Drag Race” Stars High-Heeled Female Impersonators (Video)

By FloridaKeysNewsBureau For EyesOnNews.com, April 19, 2015- KEY WEST, Fla. — Drag racers don’t usually wear short pink dresses or high heels — unless they’re contestants at Key West’s Great Conch (pronounced konk) Republic Drag Race. That’s because the rowdy race wasn’t designed for high-octane dragsters, but for high-heeled drag stars — female impersonators strutting their stuff complete with big hair, pancake makeup, false eyelashes and dresses or stylish sporting attire. Contestants in the offbeat challenge raced on foot Saturday afternoon […]

Galleria’s “Spring For Mental Health” Event On To Benefit Henderson Behavioral Health

Galleria’s “Spring For Mental Health” Event On To Benefit Henderson Behavioral Health

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.– The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will host its annual signature spring event, “Spring for Mental Health” on Tuesday, May 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Truluck’s Ft. Lauderdale. The event will celebrate the achievements of a select few business and community leaders who have made a positive impact on mental health services in our area: Deborah Charron, of Marsh & McLennan; Gail Kaplan, of Medic Pharmacy & Surgical; Carolyn Lee, of Northern Trust; Susan Renneisen, […]

Feds charge 42 South Floridians in identity theft fraud scam

Feds charge 42 South Floridians in identity theft fraud scam

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, April 10, 2015 – Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida announced Thursday the filing of federal charges against 42 defendants – in 25 separate cases – dealing with tens of thousands of stolen identities and millions of dollars stolen from victims and government agencies through fraudulent schemes.  Reaffirming a joint federal, state and local commitment in the prosecution of perpetrators who steal, sell and use personal identification information to […]

by · April 10, 2015 · Crime, Events, Featured, Government, News