Author: Robin Kerr Drulard

Costa Hollywood Beach Resort Announces New Management Team in Time for Spring Opening

Former Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Vice President Carlos Molinet has been named General Manager of the soon-to-open Costa Hollywood Beach Resort, and Jeffrey Peterson has been named Director of Sales and Marketing.  The newly-built oceanfront hotel featuring 307 rooms and suites, is set to open this spring. Both Molinet and Peterson come to the Costa with impressive resumes in the travel and hospitality industries.  Molinet, who will oversee all operational aspects of Costa Hollywood Beach Resort, was previously Senior Vice President of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, with oversight of operations, sales and marketing enterprises. He has also served as General Manager of several top brands, including Hilton, Hyatt, Wyndham and The Westin, in addition to roles as President/CEO of Molinet Institute and Director of Operations for LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels. With 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Peterson will be responsible for generating overall revenue for Costa Hollywood through marketing and promotions initiatives. He previously was Director of Sales & Marketing at Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale and Surfcomber South Beach, as well as Area Director of Travel Industry Sales for EPIC Miami, Surfcomber and Vero Beach Hotel & Spa. Peterson also filled sales and marketing roles at Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, DoubleTree Guest Suites and DoubleTree Oceanfront Hotel. Managed by Evolution Hospitality and located at 777 North Ocean...

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Electric Fun Run to Light the Night for Project Alive on March 10

Join the new Hollywood Lions Club for a glowing night of FUNdraising for Project Alive on March 10.  Wear your flashing and glowing gear while you run, walk or skip your way around the Young Circle Arts Park for a night of fun, vendors, DJs, dancing, and other entertainment to benefit the search for a cure for Hunters Syndrome during this party-style 5k event! The event is scheduled to inclue Food, music, face/body painting, entertainment and vendors, and will start at 4pm with the Fun Run commencing at 7pm.  Early Bird Registration is only $15 per person! There is also...

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More Trees Planted in Hollywood for Tu B’shvat

Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy joined with friends from Temple Sinai of Hollywood to plant trees at a community Tu B’shvat festival in TY Park on February 4th.   Tu B’shevat is an ecological holiday that reminds Jews of our connection to the earth and to our role as caretakers of the environment. Some modern practices include donating money to plant trees in Israel or planting trees locally. This holiday marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees.    ...

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First Watch Cafe Opens In Hollywood; Pre-Opening Event Proceeds to Benefit Joe DiMaggio Foundation

  The restaurant is one of 12 planned First Watch openings in partnership with Daytime Café, LLC First Watch, the breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant with 14 locations in Southeast Florida, opened its new Hollywood restaurant on Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 a.m.  The new eatery is located at 3256 Hollywood Blvd. and will employ about 25 people. In conjunction with the First Watch opening, Miami-based franchise group Daytime Café, LLC will donate all money raised from a pre-opening event to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. “First Watch has had a home in South Florida for more than...

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Plaques Dedicated Along Hollywood Boulevard by CRA and Hollywood Historical Society

On Sunday, Feb. 4, the Hollywood Historical Society and the CRA dedicated seven new historical plaques placed on buildings along and off the North side of Hollywood Boulevard between 19th and 21st Avenue.  The new plaques are in addition to the original eight plaques that were dedicated in 2016 The plaque project was spearheaded by the two groups along with some private history buffs, including mayor Josh Levy, before he was the mayor.  Mayor Levy led the dedication ceremonies. Each of the plaques tells a bit of the history of the building and shows a picture of the building in...

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Upcoming Events

Jan
10
Wed
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.
Feb
3
Sat
1:00 pm IRS Enrolled Agent Ferey Kian, C... @ Kian Finance Authority
IRS Enrolled Agent Ferey Kian, C... @ Kian Finance Authority
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm
IRS Enrolled Agent Ferey Kian, CEO of Kian Finance Authority, will host a series of Enrolled Agent preparatory workshops @ Kian Finance Authority | Hollywood | Florida | United States
The Enrolled Agent course and workshops are the shorter track to a prestigious career than the CPA program or the law school– but with the same benefit as those degrees, and much less expensive. The[...]
Feb
25
Sun
all-day 9th Annual ANF Group Tour de Bro... @ Miramar Regional Park
9th Annual ANF Group Tour de Bro... @ Miramar Regional Park
Feb 25 all-day
9th Annual ANF Group Tour de Broward  to Benefit Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital @ Miramar Regional Park |  |  |
A fundraiser for the expansion of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood that includes 50K and 100K bicycle rides, a 5K timed run, 3K walk, and the “Power of Play Kid Zone,” a sports-themed, fun[...]
7:00 am 9th Annual ANF Group Tour de Bro... @ Miramar Regional Park
9th Annual ANF Group Tour de Bro... @ Miramar Regional Park
Feb 25 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
9th Annual ANF Group Tour de Broward @ Miramar Regional Park  |  |  |
Hollywood, FL – Cycling, running, and walking are regular Sunday activities for many South Floridians, but their physical efforts will take on extra meaning the morning of February 25, 2018. That’s when the 9th annual[...]
Feb
26
Mon
10:00 am Ribbon Cutting – Broward County... @ 6101 Sheridan Street
Ribbon Cutting – Broward County... @ 6101 Sheridan Street
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – Feb 26 @ 11:59 pm
Join us at the ribbon cutting, hosted by Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division. Broward County Animal Care is proud to partner with the Humane Society of Broward County to provide sterilization services at[...]
11:00 am Music and Line Dancing @ Charnow... @ Charnow Park - Performance Pavilion
Music and Line Dancing @ Charnow... @ Charnow Park - Performance Pavilion
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy music and line dancing on Hollywood Beach’s Charnow Park http://www.hollywoodfl.org/calendar.aspx?EID=6149
5:30 pm Food Trucks At ArtsPark @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Food Trucks At ArtsPark @ ArtsPark @ Young Circle
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – Feb 26 @ 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=5988
Feb
27
Tue
3:30 pm Facebook Advertising Workshop @ Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Facebook Advertising Workshop @ Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Feb 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The City of Hollywood’s Office of Communications, Marketing and Economic Development is hosting a free “Facebook Advertising Workshop” on Tuesday, February 27th from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m at the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 330[...]
Feb
28
Wed
11:00 am The Beachcombers @ Charnow Park @ Charnow Park - Performance Pavilion
The Beachcombers @ Charnow Park @ Charnow Park - Performance Pavilion
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy music from The Beachcombers at Hollywood Beach’s Charnow Park http://www.hollywoodfl.org/calendar.aspx?EID=6160

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