Library in Plantation draws, spurs creativity in community
The 20th century met the 21st on neutral ground, as creators working in wood — and some in algorithms —gathered at a "Maker's" festival at the West Regional Library in Plantation.
The event, which was the Broward County library system's second celebration, culminated a month of celebrating the...
T-Mobile offer draws customers into Plantation stores
Anyone driving by the T-Mobile store in Plantation on Sept. 26 might have wondered if the company's CEO was giving away free iPhones. It would not be out of character; past promotions by CEO John Legere have included everything from reimbursed cancellation penalties to plans without limits to unprecedently...
Down In Front Theater Company puts community first
Down In Front Theater Company does what many theaters often overlook. This Plantation-based theater company is dedicated to including all people from the community.
"Our cast members come to us from as far away as Jupiter to South Miami," said Gilbert Harris Lenchus, the artistic director for Down...
American Heritage junior varsity football off to a good start
The American Heritage School Junior Varsity football program in the city of Plantation is looking to be among the elite teams in Broward County this season. The team is well on their way after a statement in the season opener against sister campus, American Heritage-Delray.
The Patriots traveled...
Lauderhill Lions youth football league continues to grow and expand
The Lauderhill Lions youth football program has been a part of three different leagues in the last three years and League President Sam Goodman listed a couple of valid reasons for the latest move to the Florida Youth Football League.
"Many of the leagues have a weight limit that restricts a lot...
Sunrise tax rate, fire fee going up
Homeowners will see a hike in their property tax rate and fire fee under the $120 million budget city commissioners approved Tuesday.
The residential fire fee in Sunrise will increase by $30, from $169.50 to $199.50, for the fiscal year beginning Thursday.
Residents will continue paying a base property...
AARP chapter to meet in Plantation
The Plantation Chapter 3173 of AARP will gather for a luncheon, meeting and program on Oct. 7 at Deicke Auditorium, 5701 Cypress Road, Plantation.
The cost for the luncheon, which starts at 11:30 a.m., is $5. The meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. Following the meeting, Phyllis Noel, a docent of the...
St. Gregory in Plantation seeks expansion
For Ingrid Triplett, the petition to the Plantation Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Department was a mitzvah, a labor of love, a mission.
At her side, Father Michael Hoyer who, during the four years since he became pastor of St. Gregory Church in Plantation, had learned one thing about...
Library events focus on domestic violence, bullying awareness
What began with a single Day of Unity in 1981 soon evolved into an entire month dedicated to awareness of domestic violence, and last year, law enforcement was added to the equation in Broward County. Training tailored to address domestic violence was brought to stations throughout the county,...
Sunrise Historical Commission makes plans for time capsule
Who remembers the Upside-Down House? Built roof down in 1960, it was featured in Life magazine for its unique contribution to the housing inventory in Florida, constructed as it was with furniture bolted to the ceiling, a car bolted to the carport and living shrubbery planted in upside-down planters...
Plantation zeros in on businesses
In the six months since he bested four other candidates vying for the job of Plantation's chief administrative officer, Horace McHugh said that he has developed some priorities for his administration. Among them are redevelopment of the commercial corridors and commercial base that evaporated during...
Suspect in grisly murder 'didn't make friends with anybody'
The residents of a faded Opa-locka apartment building say they remember well the brief, disruptive stay of tenant Fidel Lopez.
"He didn't know how to behave," said Ismary Suarez of the young man who for three months lived in unit No. 6 with a woman and two young children before he was evicted following...
Plantation youth showcase their basketball skills in competition
It was an opportunity to showcase their basketball skills and ability on the court. The boys and girls youth Hot Shot Basketball Contest returned to Plantation on Sept. 11 at the Plantation Central Park Gymnasium as some of the up-and-coming youth in the area took home awards and trophies.
Lauderhill finalizes higher tax rate and fire fee
The City Commission has increased taxes, raised the tax rate and raised the residential fire fee without a peep of protest from the public.
Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a new $52 million operating budget for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, funded in part by a 3 percent increase...
Raising awareness of stomach cancer
The Davie-based Debbie's Dream Foundation recently hosted its first Dream BIG Luncheon at the Renaissance Plantation Hotel.
The event was hosted to raise awareness about stomach cancer and celebrate Debbie Zelman's 48th birthday. The founder and president is a survivor of the disease.