Lauderhill firefighters get 2 percent raise
City firefighters will receive a 2 percent raise this year and in 2016 and 2017 under a new collective bargaining agreement approved by city commissioners Monday.
Firefighters with more than 10 years of service will also get additional vacation time equal to an additional 24-hour shift.
Weicholz's named philanthropists of the year
Helene and Stephen Weicholz of Boca Raton were honored as Philanthropists of the Year recently by the Broward Chapter of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals during a luncheon at the Signature Grand in Davie.
"We are deeply honored for this very prestigious award. Our work with both JAFCO...
Fitlife Foods bringing fresh grab-and-go meals to South Florida
A prepared meals retailer based in Tampa plans to expand into South Florida next year with two shops in Broward County.
Fitlife Foods sells more than 60 different fresh, made-from-scratch grab-and-go meals, from chicken gyro bowls to mac and cheese to veggie burgers.
The company plans to open two...
Massive Plantation Christmas display lights up the neighborhood
For Maegan Wallace, the holiday season officially begins the night after Thanksgiving, when she and her husband take their three children to see a massive light display near their Plantation home.
"My 4-year-old son counts down how many sleeps until he can see the lights," she said Friday. "Last...
Plantation-based pantry helps those in need
Craig Lamm has dedicated a lot of time supporting food drives and collection programs to help the elderly in the local Jewish community.
However, he began to notice that recipients didn't use many of the food items because they were high in sodium or sugar. He's working to address this problem...
Survivor shares testimony during Kristallnacht commemoration
Lily Binstock of Hallandale Beach shared her testimony on surviving the Holocaust in commemorating the 77th anniversary of Kristallnacht (translated from Hebrew as "Night of Broken Glass") during Friday night Shabbat services at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation.
Kristallnacht was a pogrom...
Domestic abuse survivor speaks out
Rebecca, a Jewish woman who is a survivor of domestic abuse, moved the estimated 300 people who attended the recent Goodman Jewish Family Service of Broward County Kolot Chai Tea to tears by sharing her testimony.
Because of concern over Rebecca's (not her actual name) safety over the abuse suffered...
Business campus in Plantation thrives after layoffs
Three months after Lenovo announced it was cutting annual expenses by laying off 3,200 people worldwide, including about 198 in Plantation, the 70-acre campus is busier than ever.
On a recent day, several pieces of heavy equipment lumbered across the field at 8000 W. Sunrise Blvd., smoothing mounds...
Same man believed responsible for robbing Tamarac credit union, Plantation bank
The FBI says it believes a man being sought in connection with a Tamarac bank robbery also robbed a credit union in Plantation.
The Tropical Financial Credit Union branch at 901 N. Nob Hill Rd. was robbed Thursday at 4:30 p.m. A photograph shows a man wearing a dark blue, long-sleeved T-shirt and...
Priest feeds the poor through nonprofit
Father Bob Deshaies spent 13 years as a Catholic priest and then 23 year as an Episcopal priest, but the gospel he has preached has remained unchanged since he began giving sermons more than three decades ago. That's when he became a committed evangelist for Food for the Poor, visiting churches...
Retail Notebook: Rack Room Shoes opens in Plantation
Footwear retailer Rack Room Shoes opened a store at the Westfield Broward mall in Plantation.
Rack Room sells men, women and children's footwear, from sneakers to heels to sandals. Among brands available are Nike, Skechers and Converse. The North Carolina-based retailer has been around for more...
Lauderhill's Renaissance Plaza to be razed
Lauderhill is going ahead with its plans to demolish Renaissance Plaza and build single-family homes on the site.
The city will start demolition of one part of the facility in February, City Manager Charles Faranda informed city officials at last week's workshop. The Lauderhill Housing Authority...
Sunrise uses app that provides CPR alerts
A few moments can be the difference between life and death when someone goes into cardiac arrest.
To increases chances of survival, Sunrise has rolled out the free PulsePoint Respond app for Android and Apple smartphones that links to emergency response systems.
It can notify registered users when...
Plantation Power travel basketball looking at new season
The Plantation Power travel basketball program had a memorable season in 2015 and are looking for another strong year and a championship run as they prepare for the upcoming season beginning in November.
The Power sixth-grade basketball team and tenth-grade team both won the 2015 United States...
Wellington resident realizes his dream with the Panthers
As a young boy, Wellington resident Andrew Imber had a lisp. Now, more than a decade and a half later, he is the voice of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club. The Florida Atlantic University graduate, who will turn 27 in December, recently landed his dream job as the PA Announcer for a team he has...