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Downtown Hollywood Says Farewell to its Love/Hate Relationship with the “Old” Publix

Love and Hate, two pretty strong words, are usually the only two adjectives you hear when people are discussing the “old” Publix, now sitting...

Hollywood Historian Joan Mickelson, Ph.D. Wants Everyone to Know the Story of Joseph Young’s Seaside Paradise

Her father was one of Joseph Young’s long-time loyal employees.  Her mother opened one of Hollywood’s early private schools. She’s a multi-degreed art historian...

Who Put the Beach in Dania Beach?

Ever wonder how Dania got its Beach?  Really, it’s a mere 700 yards of quickly-eroding sand surrounded by Hollywood on all sides. I asked many...

At 97, Melina’s Owner Elsie Johns aka ‘Miss J’ is Still the Talk of the Town

“They call me Miss J,” said the beautiful birthday girl, as she prepared to blow out the candles on her cake.  “Miss Elsie sounds...

Patti Clempson — A Hollywood Original Tells the Tales of Hollywood’s Kinder and Gentler Past

Sometimes it seems like everyone we meet in South Florida is a transplant, who came to Florida for either the weather or the business...

Hollywood Historian Joan Mickelson to Share Joseph Young’s Original Vision of Hollywood in Historical Society Lecture on April 15

BARE DUNES, BROADWALK, BEACH HOTEL, TENT CITY, MONSTER HURRICANE  What was J. W. Young's vision for Hollywood Beach when he first came here?  How did...

The Sand Fleas, The Junk Yard, And Old Whiskey Joe, Hollywood’s First Squatter

By Clive Taylor Old Whiskey Joe.  Ask any local old-timer and they'll know exactly who you're talking about.  That was the nickname given to the old...

Hollywood Women’s Club celebrates 95th anniversary with 'Wine Under the Palms' Nov. 10

The Hollywood Women’s Club founded in 1922 is celebrating its 95th Anniversary of continuous service to the community. The club invites the community to...