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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Everyone’s Irish at Shenanigans on St. Patrick’s Day!

Meet local home town Irish boy Patrick Utter, husband, father and owner of Shenanigans Sports Pub – the place to have fun! “On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, we open at 11 a.m. serving corned beef hash and eggs with Eye Opening Bloody Mary’s!” Utter enthusiastically explains that over the course of the day, they serve […]

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 […]

National university with a local feel opens center in Hollywood; open house set for March 23

Adults seeking a quality higher education degree can find a variety of flexible, collaborative and interdisciplinary programs to accommodate their particular needs, from online bachelor’s to doctoral degree programs, at Union Institute & University, a regionally accredited non-profit national university with an academic center in Hollywood. Distinguished as the pioneer in adult education, UI&U has […]

Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for Special Olympics set for March 16 at Longhorn Steakhouse on Sheridan St.

Each year, law enforcement officers nationwide volunteer their off-duty time as “celebrity waiters” in participating restaurants and receive tips to raise funds for Special Olympics. On Thursday, March 16, the Hollywood Police Department will host its annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser at Longhorn Steakhouse located at 4899 Sheridan Street. The annual fundraising event is organized by the Law […]

Hollywood’s talking trash: commission passes ordinance to conceal dumpsters with enclosures and landscaping

The Hollywood Commission passed an ordinance to require that dumpsters be enclosed at a recent meeting. Hollywood city staff staff recognizes that enclosures can be expensive – ranging from $3,000 and $20,000. But they believe the ordinance will create a cleaner appearance for Hollywood and improve the quality of life for residents and business owners. […]

Hollywood Brewing Company taps into South Florida’s craft beer boom

What could be better then a crisp, refreshing beer while kicking back on the beach? Maybe knowing that it was tested, produced and distributed right at home here in Hollywood. Committed to having the freshest, purest beer you can buy, Hollywood Brewing Company brings South Florida aficionados locally-brewed, naturally-crafted beers infused with the area’s best local fruits and spices. From […]

Muzart Creative Arts Studios hosts ribbon cutting Downtown Hollywood

Muzart Creative Arts Studios celebrated with ribbon cutting event hosted by the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. City of Hollywood leaders including Mayor Josh Levy and Commissioner Kevin Biederman participated in the event. Members of the Chamber and families also enjoyed the fun. The focus of Muzart is the visual and performing arts. Children can […]