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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...

Hollywood Historical Society holds Founders Day Celebration

Hollywood's founder, Joseph Young, had a birthday recently. To celebrate the occasion, the Hollywood Historical Society held a Founder’s Day Celebration at the Hammerstein House,...

Commissioner hosts community meeting open to all residents

Commissioner Debra Case hosted a Commission in the Community meeting that offered people a chance to meet with the mayor and commissioners and enjoy some...

Five people arrested at demonstration about Confederate street signs in Hollywood

A large group gathered in front of Hollywood City Hall during a City Commission meeting to demonstrate in favor of removing street signs named...

Meet Hollywood's Dolores Kirby: One Awesome Octogenarian

Eighty-six year old Dolores Kirby is every bit the wide-eyed, precocious, seductress she was 71-years ago when she won her first beauty contest at...

Hollywood resident turned app creator shares Hollywood history

Gary Kramer, longtime Hollywood resident-turned-entrepreneur, takes us on a stroll down memory lane starting with the old police station. "When Chief of Police 'Bud' Naylon was...

Meet Virginia: Hollywood resident since 1951

Hollywood resident Virginia Rasor (née Kastner) was born in 1922 in Brier Hill, a small town in New York’s St. Lawrence County that was...