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Author: Darlene Pistocchi

5K Run/Walk on Hollywood Beach to benefit Sea Cadets and Wounded Warrior Project Oct. 14

Established by the Navy League of the United States in 1958 at the request of the Department of the Navy, the Sea Cadets are known to be the best youth organization around. And they have lots of fun, too. The Sea Cadets program encourages and aids American youth to develop an interest and skill in basic seamanship, and in its naval adaptations, to train them in seagoing skills, and teach them patriotism, courage, self reliance, and kindred virtues. “Our cadets experience the adventure of a lifetime when they become part of our organization and get to do what other...

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Summer in Hollywood means: Mangos from heaven

Yes, it’s that time of year again, South Florida. Time for the sweet, sultry, sun-kissed sensation of mangos – the world’s most popular fruit! Now, maybe you’re overloaded, tired of picking up the bucket loads that fall, stepping on them or maybe even getting them mushed under your feet as you step outside, but oh, there is so much history, splendor and flavor to these juicy nuggets of nectar! As a matter of fact, these yumptious gems are considered the King of Fruit throughout the world and one of the world’s most interesting fruits. With their intriguing beginnings in...

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Hollywood resident and retired police officer reaches out to troubled children as Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)

Meet Sergeant James Marshall, a Hollywood resident and retired police officer-turned Guardian Ad Litem (GAL). “I initially started in the 1970s to represent kids in domestic-related litigation cases,” Marshall said. “GAL is about being a voice in court for Florida’s abused, neglected and abandoned children.” Marshall, who is retired with 33 years of service from the Miami Police Department, started as a GAL for teen girls ages 14-16 about 2½ years ago, and currently serves younger kids from 6-9 years of age. “The program’s mission is to advocate for the best interest of children who have been abused, neglected...

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Over 800 participants 'walk the talk' for the Epilepsy Foundation on Hollywood Beach

Held at Hollywood’s North Beach Park, more than 800 walkers participated in this year’s Epilepsy Foundation of Florida’s (EFOF) Signature Walk the Talk for Epilepsy event to help spread awareness. Participants included Assistant Mayor of Bal Harbor, Seth Salver; South Broward Hospital District Commissioner Karen Harrington; and Channel 10’s Nicole Perez. “More than $72,000 was raised,” says Karen Basha Egozi, CEO of EFOF. “But EFOF is still hoping to reach its goal of $100,000.” The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida leads the fight against epilepsy, working to overcome the many challenges of living with the condition and forging the way...

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Party like an animal at the Humane Society

Looking for a birthday party idea that combines fun, giving to charity and adorable puppies? Well then, you’re barking up the right tree. Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC) has long been known as a compassionate animal shelter and adoption agency for unwanted and stray animals, but how did birthday parties get added to their services? “Parties came about after a parent from our Kids’ Club asked if they could have their child’s birthday at the shelter,” explains Katherine Tutt, Education Programs Coordinator for Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC). “That was nine years ago! After that, we just took off with...

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Upcoming Events

Jan
10
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2:00 pm Farmers Market at The Wellness C... @ The Wellness Center at Post Haste Pharmacy
Farmers Market at The Wellness C... @ The Wellness Center at Post Haste Pharmacy
Jan 10 2018 @ 2:00 pm – Jan 3 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Farmers Market at The Wellness Center at Post Haste Pharmacy @ The Wellness Center at Post Haste Pharmacy |  |  |
Join our Farmers market at the Wellness Center at Post Haste Pharmacy (EVERY WED from 2-6 PM) –Bringing in the farm fresh local, nutrient dense, organic produce from Farmer Alex and more! Featuring the freshest[...]
Feb
2
Fri
6:00 pm DBSA Depression and Bipolar Supp... @ Memorial Behaviol Health, rebels drop in center
DBSA Depression and Bipolar Supp... @ Memorial Behaviol Health, rebels drop in center
Feb 2 2018 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 1 2019 @ 7:30 pm
DBSA Depression and Bipolar Support Group @ Memorial Behaviol Health, rebels drop in center |  |  |
Weekly support group meeting on Friday night from 6-7;30 pm. lead by a peer facilitator.
Mar
16
Fri
all-day HABITAT PLUSH + ORIGIN @ Art & Culture Center / Hollywood, FL
HABITAT PLUSH + ORIGIN @ Art & Culture Center / Hollywood, FL
Mar 16 – May 20 all-day
HABITAT is a multi-disciplinary village of artist environments that examines the cosmos, domesticity, and women’s roles in intimate spaces. PLUSH is an annual installation dedicated to Pleasurable, Lush, Utilitarian, Subjects of Humanity, PLUSH is a[...]
Apr
19
Thu
6:00 pm Making Marks: 40th Annual Studen... @ Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery
Making Marks: 40th Annual Studen... @ Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – May 30 @ 3:00 pm
Making Marks: 40th Annual Student Exhibition @ Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery |  |  |
This juried exhibition showcases the works of some of Broward College’s most talented art students. This is a unique opportunity for these emerging artists as they pursue careers in their field, allowing them the opportunity[...]
Apr
22
Sun
6:00 pm Global Meditation for World Peace @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Global Meditation for World Peace @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
By directing our thoughts in specific, positive ways, we have the potential to guide the world towards becoming a more peaceful place. FREE Admission. Call 954-962-7447 for more information. http://www.hollywoodfl.org/calendar.aspx?EID=6280
Apr
23
Mon
5:30 pm Food Trucks At ArtsPark @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Food Trucks At ArtsPark @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 23 @ 9:30 pm
Stop by the ArtsPark at Young Circle on Monday night. Bring the family. Enjoy the fresh air and have a picnic. Pick and choose from 20+ different trucks. Visit http://burgerbeast.com/arts-park/ for list of trucks. http://www.hollywoodfl.org/calendar.aspx?EID=5996
Apr
25
Wed
all-day MISSION UNITED Quilts of Valor P... @ Pompano Beach Cultural Center
MISSION UNITED Quilts of Valor P... @ Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Apr 25 all-day
MISSION UNITED Quilts of Valor Presentation @ Pompano Beach Cultural Center |  |  |
United Way of Broward County’s MISSION UNITED to honor veterans for their military service at the Journey Home Ceremony and Quilts of Valor event. • United Way of Broward County’s MISSION UNITED in partnership with[...]
11:00 am The Beachcombers @ Charnow Park @ Charnow Park - Performance Pavilion
The Beachcombers @ Charnow Park @ Charnow Park - Performance Pavilion
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy music from The Beachcombers at Hollywood Beach’s Charnow Park http://www.hollywoodfl.org/calendar.aspx?EID=6176
Apr
26
Thu
11:00 am The Beachcombers @ Charnow Park @ Charnow Park - Performance Pavilion
The Beachcombers @ Charnow Park @ Charnow Park - Performance Pavilion
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy music from The Beachcombers at Hollywood Beach’s Charnow Park http://www.hollywoodfl.org/calendar.aspx?EID=6177
Apr
27
Fri
5:00 pm Funtastic Friday @ Hollywood, FL 33020
Funtastic Friday @ Hollywood, FL 33020
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
Enjoy family fun with a DJ, face painter, games, bounce houses and more. Local 10 (WPLG) viewers recently ranked Funtastic Friday # 8 on their “Top 10 Places to Take the Kids” in South Florida[...]

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