Hollywood YMCA celebrates 2017 legacy and capital campaign leadership awards

The Greater Hollywood YMCA recently held its 2017 Legacy and Capital Campaign Volunteer Leadership Awards on January 21. Longtime volunteers Dick Blattner and Heidi O’Sheehan were recognized for their leadership of the Hollywood Capital Campaign which raised $1.2 million for capital improvements to the facility, and Bill Horvitz was honored posthumously with the YMCA Legacy […]

Join the 19th Annual ‘Walk 2 Stop Hunger’ in Hollywood

The Jubilee Center’s 19th Annual Walk 2 Stop Hunger will be held on March 5 from 3-5 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1704 Buchanan St. “The event brings together a variety of organizations, civic groups, congregations, families, friends, and other individuals to help their neighbors in need,” says LeAnna Vasquez, executive director of  the Jubilee Center of South […]

Martin and Caryl Shuham
Martin Shuham

Hollywood resident c hairs the Broward Public Library Foundation

Meet Martin Shuham – husband, father, lawyer, longtime Hollywood resident and Chair of the Broward Public Library Foundation (BPLF). He is also on the Executive Committee, is the incoming treasurer of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and serves on the City of Hollywood’s Community Development Advisory Board. He is one busy fellow. “My wife, […]

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Walk the Talk for Epilepsy on Hollywood Beach this spring

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is hosting its signature Walk the Talk for Epilepsy on May 7 at North Beach Park, 3601 North Ocean Drive in Hollywood. Early bird registration is open now by clicking here. Established in 1971 as a not-for-profit, Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and […]

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Charlie Pickett headlines concert at ArtsPark Jan. 29 to benefit Haitian orphans

Hollywood CARES for Haiti  kicks off its 10th Anniversary with “Hollywood Healing Haiti,” an annual benefit concert held at ArtsPark at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood. This free, family-friendly concert will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 1:00pm-5:00pm, and all funds raised will directly benefit the Project Papillon Orphanage and Community Youth Center […]

Humane Society’s annual ‘Walk for the Animals’ set for Mar. 18

The Humane Society of Broward County’s largest fundraiser, Walk for the Animals, is set for March 18, 2017 at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The event netted over $525,000 in 2016 and the center hopes to raise even more in 2017.  People are encouraged to set up fundraising pages and collect donations from friends and family. Others […]

Arland, a long-time member, pouring the first official Oktoberfest beer of 2016

From Germany with love: Hollywood’s Oktoberfest set for Oct. 8 & Oct. 22

It’s that time of year again, Hollywood – Oktoberfest, and it’s going to be wunderbar! “We run our Oktoberfests on three separate weekends,” shares Michael Haas, the first Vice President of the German American Society of Greater Hollywood (GASGH). “The next two dates are October 8th, and October 22nd. Doors open at 5 pm and […]

Broward leaders push to expand civil citation program in juvenile cases

Broward Organized Leaders Doing (BOLD) Justice is a grassroots organization of religious congregations working to solve critical community problems.  Next year’s goals for the organization are to expand the civil citation program state-wide. The organization makes a case that civil citations are a desirable alternative to harsher punishments in juvenile cases. With civil citations, juveniles involved […]

After-school youth programs available at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood

Hollywood students looking for something artistic to enrich their afternoons may consider two youth programs now offered at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood: ARTastic Collaborations and Teen Arts Ambassadors. The first session of ARTastic Collaborations starts on Wednesday, August 31. The Teen Arts Ambassadors program for kids ages 14-18 is currently taking applications and will […]

Humane Society to offer free spay/neuter services for Broward’s feral and free-roaming cats throughout September

Do you have a neighborhood cat that everyone feeds but no one owns?  If you can successfully trap a free-roaming or feral cat in your neighborhood, the Humane Society will spay or neuter them for free. The Humane Society of Broward County and Broward County Animal Care & Adoption are introducing “Mission Catpossible 2.” The collaborative […]

Hollywood’s Temple Solel welcomes new director of Jewish learning

Temple Solel, a Reform congregation in Hollywood, Florida, has named Fran Mishler as its new director of Jewish learning. Jewish education is central to the life of Mishler, who has been involved in Jewish education since 1989. When she began teaching Hebrew School at Temple Sinai in Pennsylvania, she knew immediately this was her career path. Mishler received […]

Stirling Road Library and Sanderson Test Prep. provide free SAT and ACT prep to Hollywood students

Young people preparing for standardized tests often struggle learning test-taking skills necessary for success on tests like the ACT and SAT. High school students can also find the prospect of going to college to be daunting. Young people living near the Stirling Road Library now have access to a resource that will make this process a little easier. The […]