Hollywood attorney helps the disadvantaged obtain legal services

Hollywood attorney Carlos E. Sandoval, founder of Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A., was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Service of Broward County. The organization’s mission is to provide high-quality, free civil legal advice, representation and education to the disadvantaged so as to improve the lifestyle and living conditions of the low-income community and […]

The Instructors at PerFit (from L to R) FRONT ROW: Rowing machine Martha Laynes; Cardio Burst, Colette Darville on Mat: Yoga; Ali Witherspoon Head Personal Trainer Back Row: Rachel Baum, Zumba; Alexandria Alessi, Senior Fitness Specialist; Beth Witherspoon, Personal Training; Nancy Frances, Zumba; Gaby Martinez, Cardio Burst Photo by Lloyd Goradesky

Hollywood fitness expert expands studio space, classes

Ali Witherspoon, has run his signature boot camp on beautiful Hollywood Beach since 1997 for all fitness levels, the longest running boot camp in Florida. In addition to his boot camp, Witherspoon has operated his Hollywood studio PerFit, Personal Fitness Center since 2007 and has added another 2,000 sq. ft to offer group classes including […]

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital: first pediatric hospital in the world awarded “Person-Centered” Designation

What does it mean to be a “Planetree Designated® Person-Centered Organization?” “Since opening our doors in 1992, we have been focused and committed to the care of our patients and families. Our philosophy of patient- and family-centered care means that families and healthcare professionals are true partners working together to serve the best interest of […]

Hollywood YMCA celebrates 2017 legacy and capital campaign leadership awards

The Greater Hollywood YMCA recently held its 2017 Legacy and Capital Campaign Volunteer Leadership Awards on January 21. Longtime volunteers Dick Blattner and Heidi O’Sheehan were recognized for their leadership of the Hollywood Capital Campaign which raised $1.2 million for capital improvements to the facility, and Bill Horvitz was honored posthumously with the YMCA Legacy […]

City of Hollywood Charter Review Committee seeks applicants

The City of Hollywood is seeking people interested in serving on the Charter Review Committee to review and make recommendations regarding the current City Charter. This volunteer advisory committee will meet monthly (with more meetings possible) and participants will be required to provide a report on recommendations to the City Commission. Applicants must reside in the City of […]

‘Loss and Beauty’ photo exhibit highlights personal stories of Holocaust

Photographer Keron Psillas is bringing her unique artistic look at the Holocaust to Hollywood. Her original exhibition, “Loss and Beauty,” opened January 7 and runs through February 18 at Gallery 2014, 2014 Harrison St. Psillas spent more than five years researching the stories behind the book, “The Girls of Room 28,” by Hannelore Brenner. Her exhibit pays homage to […]

Amanda Madrigal's Fly 2016 features repurposed clothing, mirror, lace, knited yarn, polymer clay, embroidery on canvas, bedsheets, flower pot, and rocks.

Art and Culture Center/Hollywood’s Eighth All-Media Juried Biennial will feature 63 Florida artists

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood will soon display works from Florida artists who submitted entries to the Eighth All-Media Juried Biennial. The Florida-grown art will be exhibited at the Center from January 21 to March 5, 2017. Awards will be announced at the opening reception on Friday, January 20 from 6 to 9 pm. […]

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Charlie Pickett headlines concert at ArtsPark Jan. 29 to benefit Haitian orphans

Hollywood CARES for Haiti  kicks off its 10th Anniversary with “Hollywood Healing Haiti,” an annual benefit concert held at ArtsPark at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood. This free, family-friendly concert will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 1:00pm-5:00pm, and all funds raised will directly benefit the Project Papillon Orphanage and Community Youth Center […]

Humane Society’s annual ‘Walk for the Animals’ set for Mar. 18

The Humane Society of Broward County’s largest fundraiser, Walk for the Animals, is set for March 18, 2017 at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The event netted over $525,000 in 2016 and the center hopes to raise even more in 2017.  People are encouraged to set up fundraising pages and collect donations from friends and family. Others […]

Hollywood residents encouraged to weigh in on use of federal funds in FY 2017-2018

The Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) is holding a public hearing 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at City Hall, Room 215, to seek citizen input regarding Fiscal Year 2017-18 funding needs. Residents can voice their opinions at the hearing regarding community and economic development priorities, needs, and specific objectives proposed to be addressed with federal funds expected […]