Members of the History of Chivalry train at TY Park and fight to the yield.

History of Chivalry entertains crowds at Florida Renaissance Festival

Members of the History of Chivalry, which practices at TY Park, are performing real-life combats during the Florida Renaissance Festival at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. The combats take place in front of hundreds of spectators attending the festival. Group members say they love to train in the demanding sport of medieval combat. Those […]

English bulldogs Benji and Bowser each earned first place in their category.

Dog lovers unite for a good cause at Be Mine Community Dog Show

John Licona and his English bulldogs Benji and Bowser recently came out with others for a good cause at the Be Mine Community Dog Show at Stan Goldman Dog Park. In addition to the canine camaraderie, the visit paid off for the four-legged duo – Benji and Bowser both won awards. “This dog show was […]

Civita named Hollywood’s Firefighter of the Year for cancer alert

David Civita has been named Hollywood Firefighter of the Year and was recognized for his achievement during a recent commission meeting. Civita, a driver engineer for the Hollywood Fire Rescue and Beach Safety Department, spearheaded an effort to bring in LifeScan, a cancer test, to the department. His research found that firefighters were diagnosed with […]

Hollywood commits $6 million for Complete Streets Project

The Hollywood Commission passed a resolution to fund the Johnson Street Complete Streets Project and allowed the City Manager to execute a letter setting forth the City’s commitment to the plan. This involves funding for the right-of-way acquisition portion of the project with an estimated cost of $6 million over three years. The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization […]

South Broward High School wrestling team succeeds with hard work, talent

The South Broward High School wrestling team has a number of talented athletes including senior twins Andrew and Anthony Valverde, who are leading the Bulldogs. Andrew wrestles in the 113-pound weight class and has a 25-0 record, winning the Broward County championship for his weight class. Anthony wrestles in the 106-pound weight class and has […]

Memorial Hospital’s adaptive sports program raises awareness, hope

When people have a disability, remaining active can sometimes be a challenge. That’s where the Adaptive Sports and Recreation program comes in – it’s part of the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Regional Hospital South in Hollywood. The program encourages former patients of the rehabilitation program and members of the community with physical disabilities to […]

Downtown Hollywood’s monthly Artisan Market grows; next one set for Sat., Mar. 18

  The community came out to recently to enjoy the growing Artisan Market that takes place during Downtown Hollywood’s monthly ArtWalk. Those who came could enjoy live entertainment, vendors offering a wide range of arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing and other items and the chance to spend time with family and friends. The Artisan Market is offered […]

Annual ‘Party on the J’ brings community together on Johnson Street

    Business and community leaders got together on Johnson Street to celebrate Party on the J. It was an opportunity for leaders to promote their organizations, socialize and just have some fun. The event included live musical entertainment. Restaurants on Johnson Street held outdoor activities and smaller businesses had booths set up. Community and […]

Hollywood Police Dept.’s innovative program proves effective at reducing domestic violence incidents

During a recent Commission meeting, members heard a presentation about the work the Hollywood Police Department has been doing in the past year. One successful program highlighted is its offender-based domestic violence program. The Hollywood Police Department’s Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative (OFDVI) program is the first of its kind in Florida and was adapted from the […]