With their start in India more than 5,000 years ago, mangos are part of many cultural traditions and folklore. Designs of the fruit, flowers and leaves of the mango tree are still found in Buddhist and Hindu temples throughout India.

Summer in Hollywood means: Mangos from heaven

Yes, it’s that time of year again, South Florida. Time for the sweet, sultry, sun-kissed sensation of mangos – the world’s most popular fruit! Now, maybe you’re overloaded, tired of picking up the bucket loads that fall, stepping on them or maybe even getting them mushed under your feet as you step outside, but oh, […]

The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program's vision is to be a powerful and effective voice advocating for the best interests of Florida’s abused, abandoned and neglected children and be recognized and respected as a partnership of community advocates and professional staff.

Hollywood resident and retired police officer reaches out to troubled children as Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)

Meet Sergeant James Marshall, a Hollywood resident and retired police officer-turned Guardian Ad Litem (GAL). “I initially started in the 1970s to represent kids in domestic-related litigation cases,” Marshall said. “GAL is about being a voice in court for Florida’s abused, neglected and abandoned children.” Marshall, who is retired with 33 years of service from […]

Over 800 participants ‘walk the talk’ for the Epilepsy Foundation on Hollywood Beach

Held at Hollywood’s North Beach Park, more than 800 walkers participated in this year’s Epilepsy Foundation of Florida’s (EFOF) Signature Walk the Talk for Epilepsy event to help spread awareness. Participants included Assistant Mayor of Bal Harbor, Seth Salver; South Broward Hospital District Commissioner Karen Harrington; and Channel 10’s Nicole Perez. “More than $72,000 was […]

Photo by Carlos Perez

Party like an animal at the Humane Society

Looking for a birthday party idea that combines fun, giving to charity and adorable puppies? Well then, you’re barking up the right tree. Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC) has long been known as a compassionate animal shelter and adoption agency for unwanted and stray animals, but how did birthday parties get added to their services? “Parties came […]

Photo by Carlos Perez

‘Chief of Clown Services’ cheers up children for over 22 years at Joe DiMaggio’s

Nine-year-old Bella Rose Olson was born with a condition that meant oral surgery may be in her near future. Bella’s family lives in Downtown Miami but her insurance did not offer an oral surgeon whose qualifications they felt comfortable with. “I started investigating pediatric oral surgeons in Broward and was fortunate enough to learn of Jason […]

12-year-old leads Earth Day clean-up efforts on Hollywood Beach on April 22

Saving Ocean Life (SOL), committed to preventing beach pollution through organized beach clean-ups and spreading awareness throughout the community, will host an Earth Day event on April 22 at the Carpenter House of Hollywood in North Beach Park, at 4414 Surf Road. “We will get to meet and feed Captain, the newest turtle resident,” says 12-year-old […]

PHOTOS BY CARLOS PEREZ

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 […]

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 […]

Loki with new family

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 […]

All photos courtesy Elyse Friedman-Brunt

Join the 2nd annual Be Mine dog show at Hollywoof dog park

Bring your prize pooch and your human friends and family for a celebration full of fur-friendly fun at the second annual “Be Mine” dog show from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 11 at Stan Goldman “Hollywoof” Dog Park, located at 800 Knights Road in Hollywood. Proceeds from the event benefit the Hollywood Council of Civic Association’s Pete Brewer […]

Join the 19th Annual ‘Walk 2 Stop Hunger’ in Hollywood

The Jubilee Center’s 19th Annual Walk 2 Stop Hunger will be held on March 5 from 3-5 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1704 Buchanan St. “The event brings together a variety of organizations, civic groups, congregations, families, friends, and other individuals to help their neighbors in need,” says LeAnna Vasquez, executive director of  the Jubilee Center of South […]