Author: Robin Kerr Drulard

New Young Circle Hotel Announces Contest for Local Artists

Locals Artists Have Opportunity to Have Work Featured in New Downtown Hollywood Hotel Local artists have been invited to have their artwork featured in the new Downtown Hollywood CIRC Hotel, a 12-story modern boutique hotel set to open on Young Circle in early 2018. Inspired by the area’s burgeoning arts scene, the CIRC is curating a collection of nearly a dozen pieces created by South Florida artists that will be displayed in the hotel’s lobby and meeting space. The pieces will be offered for sale to the public. Artists will receive all proceeds from the sale, along with free,...

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Honor Flights – One Last Mission Honoring Those Who Have Served

FEATURE STORY Honor Flights – One Last Mission Honoring Those Who Have Served Robin Kerr Drulard, Managing Editor 23 October 2017 Shortly after I moved to Hollywood to be closer to my aging father, he experienced what he said was “one of the greatest days my life”, when he traveled to Washington D.C. on an “Honor Flight”, where he was lauded and celebrated all day for being a WWII veteran. “That’s exactly the response we love to hear,” said Rick Asper, chairman of Honor Flight South Florida, formed four years ago to focus on finding and honoring vets from...

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Meet Lisa Liotta and Jorge Camejo: the heart and soul of Hollywood's CRA today

What is a CRA anyway? I was excited to meet with Jorge Camejo of the Hollywood CRA. I know he is very respected in the city as a man who gets things done, but what I really wanted to know was, what does CRA stand for and what exactly do they do? When I met with Jorge, the Executive Director of the Hollywood CRA, and Lisa Liotta, the Redevelopment & Operations Manager, I learned about that and a whole lot more. CRA stands for Community Redevelopment Agency. Under Florida law, the local government must survey the proposed redevelopment area...

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Middle school sweethearts celebrate 43 years of business at Masquerade Costumes on Hollywood Blvd.

Her office is decorated in a purple New Orleans Mardi Gras theme, and his is filled with Beatles memorabilia. She takes French and modern dance lessons, and he studies the ukulele. They share a love of travel and do so whenever they can. She does most of the design, buying and merchandising in the store, and he’s the numbers guy, who also buys make-up, masks and boas (the scarves, not the snakes). Who are these people? They’re Indee and Lenny Rapp, long-time Hollywood residents, middle-school sweethearts and second generation owners of Masquerade Costumes on Hollywood Boulevard, and they’re just...

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Upcoming Events

Dec
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8:00 pm ArtsPark Movie Night featuring J... @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
ArtsPark Movie Night featuring J... @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Dec 15 @ 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=5921
Dec
16
Sat
5:00 pm Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk @ - Downtown Hollywood Hollywood FL 33020
Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk @ - Downtown Hollywood Hollywood FL 33020
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 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=5940
Dec
17
Sun
6:00 pm Global Meditation for World Peace @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Global Meditation for World Peace @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 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=5897
Dec
18
Mon
10:00 am The Cupboard kosher food pantry ... @ The Cupboard
The Cupboard kosher food pantry ... @ The Cupboard
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Cupboard kosher food pantry new volunteer orientation @ The Cupboard |  |  |
Weekly Orientation Help us sort and stock food, take orders, etc. for food pantry clients.
Jan
1
Mon
5:30 pm Food Trucks At ArtsPark @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Food Trucks At ArtsPark @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Jan 1 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 1 @ 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=5980
Jan
2
Tue
7:00 pm Full Moon Drum Circle @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Full Moon Drum Circle @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Jan 2 @ 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=5891
Jan
5
Fri
5:00 pm Funtastic Friday @ Hollywood, FL 33020
Funtastic Friday @ Hollywood, FL 33020
Jan 5 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 5 @ 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[...]
8:00 pm ArtsPark Movie Night featuring M... @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
ArtsPark Movie Night featuring M... @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Jan 5 @ 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=5922
Jan
7
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
Jan 7 @ 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=5952
Jan
8
Mon
5:30 pm Food Trucks At ArtsPark @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Food Trucks At ArtsPark @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Jan 8 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 8 @ 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=5981

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