Author: David Volz

Hollywood selects Margate’s former City Attorney Douglas Gonzales to Replace Jeff Sheffel

The Hollywood Commission agreed to hire Douglas Gonzales as its new City Attorney during the meeting on November 1. The contract approval by the Commission was unanimous, and Gonzales officially started November 13. He previously served as the city attorney for Margate. Gonzales will earn about $195,000 a year. He will also receive a $6,000 per year car allowance and a $1,200 per year cell phone allowance. Gonzales replaces former City Attorney Jeff Sheffel who resigned following a DUI...

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Raul Despian opens new State Farm office in West Hollywood ‘to help life go right’

No one understands the real life consequences of being uninsured, better than Raul Despian. When Despian was in his late teens, his mother died unexpectedly. In addition to the grief he experienced losing her, he was suddenly faced with the reality of being on his own at age 18. Family members went their separate ways and life was complicated in countless ways that could have been avoided with a life insurance policy. The struggles Despian endured as a young man drove home the importance of establishing a good insurance plan. “One thing I love about what I do is...

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Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hosts Community Halloween Event

The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital hosted a Halloween Open House for the community. A large number of families came to the event which included a bounce house, inflatable slide, cupcakes and fun activities. Children could meet with their favorite super heroes. And some of those super heroes rappelled down the building. Also, families could meet with doctors, nurses and health professionals and learn about the programs at Memorial Healthcare...

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Primary Care Physicians of Florida Celebrates 40 Years of Operation

Primary Care Physicians of Florida celebrated 40 years of operation with a community event at one of its Hollywood locations. Those who came enjoyed lunches from food trucks, a DJ, raffles and other fun events and activities. They also met doctors and health professionals with Primary Care Physicians. The organization offers a wide range of medical services including wound care, dental services, pap smears, minor surgery, immunizations, asthma treatments, optometry services, pulmonary testing, pharmacy and many other health services. “We wanted to take a day and show our appreciation to our patients,” said Roberto Fernandez-Blay, M.D., Chief Medical Officer....

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McArthur High School’s ‘Latinos in Action’ Group Primes Students for Success

The McArthur High School Latinos in Action program offers students, many of whom are recent immigrants, an opportunity to make new friends, develop leadership skills and make a positive contribution to their school and their communities. Latinos in Actions offers a class and a club program at McArthur. And it participates with other clubs in activities. During the recent Mustang Fest, the club’s members participated and had a lot of fun. They danced and enjoyed upbeat music. They all enjoyed spending time together before the football game. Much of what Latinos in Action does is about promoting Latin culture and helping students from a Hispanic background achieve success. “We mentor children in nearby elementary schools,” said Ashley Arementeros, president of Latinos in Action at McArthur. “We have a lot of event during the school year. We help out with Beach Cleanup. Jessica Santos, the advisor to Latinos in Action said her goal as the advisor is to encourage all members to graduate from college. “I want to help all the members to develop leadership skills. We do college visits and we do service projects.” Anais Avila, a member of Latinos in Action said she has enjoyed being a member and helping others. “I want to make our community better and I love to mentor young children,” she said. Kevin Brito, a member said he loves the opportunity to develop...

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Upcoming Events

Nov
18
Sat
5:00 pm Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk @ - Downtown Hollywood Hollywood FL 33020
Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk @ - Downtown Hollywood Hollywood FL 33020
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 10:00 pm
Restaurants, galleries & shops, art, music, murals, outdoor markets & more! Artisan Market, 5pm-10pm; Mural Tour, 6pm-7pm; Impulse Art – fusion of music and foot painting, 8pm-9pm. http://www.hollywoodfl.org/calendar.aspx?EID=5939
Nov
19
Sun
6:00 pm Global Meditation for World Peace @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Global Meditation for World Peace @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 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=5896
Nov
20
Mon
5:30 pm Food Trucks at ArtsPark @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Food Trucks at ArtsPark @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – Nov 20 @ 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=5796
Nov
26
Sun
3:00 pm CHILL @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
CHILL @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 26 @ 10:00 pm
Chill returns to the ArtsPark on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Nov 26, 2017. Chill is an upscale, sophisticated Caribbean dance party featuring popular DJs as well as food and beverage. In the Meadow (SW quad)[...]
Nov
27
Mon
5:30 pm Food Trucks at ArtsPark @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Food Trucks at ArtsPark @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – Nov 27 @ 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=5797
Dec
1
Fri
8:00 pm ArtsPark Movie Night featuring T... @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
ArtsPark Movie Night featuring T... @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
See a free family friendly flick every Friday. Lawn seating. Bring a blanket or beach chair. http://www.hollywoodfl.org/calendar.aspx?EID=5919
Dec
2
Sat
7:00 pm Candy Cane Parade @ Hollywood Beach
Candy Cane Parade @ Hollywood Beach
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Candy Cane Parade on Hollywood Beach is one of the longest running holiday parades in the country. It started back in the mid-1950’s by a group of Hollywood merchants as a way to draw[...]
Dec
3
Sun
10:00 am Dream Car Classic @ - 1900 Block of Hollywood Blvd Hollywood FL 33020
Dream Car Classic @ - 1900 Block of Hollywood Blvd Hollywood FL 33020
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Featuring dozens of classic cars, trucks and other vehicles of interest. Special appearance by International Face Art artistic face painting and glitter tattoos! Free admission. Vehicle registration $20. http://www.hollywoodfl.org/calendar.aspx?EID=5951
7:00 pm Full Moon Drum Circle @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Full Moon Drum Circle @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring a drum or percussion instrument to this guided drum circle from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. All levels welcome. Meet at Palm Court (West Side). Info: 954-926-0204 http://www.hollywoodfl.org/calendar.aspx?EID=5890
Dec
4
Mon
5:30 pm Food Trucks at ArtsPark @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Food Trucks at ArtsPark @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 4 @ 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=5798

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