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 […]

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Meet your sweetheart at the Humane Society of Broward County event

Find the guy or gal of your dreams at the “Adopt a Sweetheart” event at the Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC), 2070 Griffin Road, on Feb. 11-12.  Adoption kennels will open at 10:30 a.m., said Cherie Wachter, vice president of marketing for HSBC. “There will be a variety of four-legged blonds, brunettes and redheads all looking […]

Friendly game of hoops builds bonds between police, students

A group of Hollywood police officers recently took on the Driftwood Middle School basketball team in a friendly game at the school. The Driftwood team — made up of members of the school’s boys’ and girls’ basketball team – defeated the police officers, 44-39. While the game was fun and competitive, an important goal was to […]

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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 CEC organizes toy drive in Washington Park

Members of the Community Enhancement Collaboration recently came together at the Washington Park Community Center to hold a party and give lower-income children toys for Christmas. The event included a bicycle raffle and food for those who attended. About 300 children participated in the event and each one received four toys. “This was a wonderful […]

Carolers from the community kick-off annual Christmas Near the Beach event

About 100 people recently got together at ArtsPark in Young Circle to participate in a Christmas Caroling event. This was the first year for the caroling activity, which is part of Christmas Near the Beach. Denna McDaniel, who organized the event, was hoping to set a world record for the number of Christmas carolers together. […]

McArthur High School students organize toy drive for kids in need

Stephany Chimayco has a passion for helping children. She teaches Sunday School at her church and was looking for a way to get more involved with other kids who are in need. The McArthur High School junior was especially concerned about foster care children who live at His House Children’s Home, a nonprofit organization dedicated to abandoned, […]