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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Development plans for Sunset Golf Course have Hollywood neighbors teed off; next meeting set for March 13

On Monday, March 13th at 1:30 p.m. the new owner of Sunset Golf Course will meet with City staff at City Hall on the second floor to discuss his intentions to develop Sunset Golf Course. It is a public meeting. The fate of the Sunset Golf Course has long been debated in the City of […]

City moves forward on affordable senior housing project in Highland Gardens neighborhood

Hollywood residents may not be aware of the struggle many of their senior neighbors face to pay for a quality house or apartment. But all that could change soon. At a recent meeting, the Hollywood Commission joined an agreement with Pinnacle Housing Group and the City of Hollywood to provide a local government loan for […]

Hollywood Lakes residents residents call for less traffic near 13th Avenue

Neal Rosenblum, a Hollywood Lakes resident who lives on 13th Avenue, believes there is too much traffic driving through his neighborhood in order to avoid more congested streets like Federal Highway and U.S. 1. Rosenblum says too many drivers are using 13th Avenue as a cut-through street. This includes cars, delivery trucks, fuel tanker trucks and trucks hauling […]

PAINT. THE. WALL. Community leader aims to beautify 600-foot long barrier in Hollywood

Amidst all the talk of building a wall in national news, local resident Bettina August is focused on one here in the heart of Hollywood instead.  August has launched the “Paint the Ugly Wall” campaign to beautify a mildew-ridden concrete wall on the north side of Sheridan Street east of I-95. Her goal is to have a nautically-themed mural […]

Establishment of Emerald Hills Safety Enhancement District passes on first reading

The Hollywood Commission passed on first reading an ordinance to create the Emerald Hills Safety Enhancement District. The district will include the section west of 46th Avenue and includes 512 single-family homes. It will come back before the Commission for a second reading likely in April. The Commission wants to ensure enough time so that everyone […]

Hyde Resort celebrates grand opening

The Hyde Resort and Residences in Hollywood recently celebrated its grand opening with City of Hollywood leaders, including Mayor Josh Levy and Jorge Perez, the CEO, founder and chairman of the Related Group, which is the co-developer of the Hyde Resort. The other co-developer is Fortune International Group. The Related Group and SBE, a hospitality […]

Hollywood Commission agrees to a resolution to discourage smoking at the beach and parks

City maintenance crews pick up nearly 40 pounds of cigarette butts every month from Hollywood Beach. The Hollywood Commission and local environmentalists would prefer that people not smoke at these locations, but under current state law, only the Florida legislature can ban smoking in public places. Rather than a ban on smoking, the Commission agreed to a resolution to […]

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 […]