Author: David Volz

NSU hosts college fair for high school students

Thousands of high school students recently gathered at Nova Southeastern University to learn more about college opportunities around the country. Most of Florida’s public and private colleges and universities were represented. Outside state universities on hand included the University of Alabama and Harvard University. The event brought together about 160 universities and was hosted by the Broward County School District.  College-bound students were also able to learn about scholarship opportunities. “We want young people to know how to navigate the college process and to begin planning early,” said Ralph Aiello, who led the event. “We want them to learn...

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Hollywood leaders address problem of rising sea levels

Climate change is not an academic theory or a problem for the distant future for Mayor Josh Levy and most Hollywood residents. It is happening right now in the City. King tides and heavy rains have created massive flooding problems that are only going to get worse. Now many residents and businesses are struggling with king tides and the flooding they cause. “We’re concerned about the rising sea level and coastal flooding because of extremely high tides. We’re seeing salt water in the streets and will have to build more berms, sea walls and drainage areas,” Levy said. The...

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Alexander Shelton is Hollywood Hills High’s top football player

Alexander Shelton may be the best player in Broward County who is not as well known as his football skills. He plays wide receiver and cornerback on the Hollywood Hills High School football team and scored five touchdowns during a recent victory over Pompano Beach. He really scored seven but two of the touchdowns were called back. It was the same game in which Holly Neher started as quarterback. She is the first girl to start as quarterback in a tackle football game in Broward County. Coach Brandon Graham was impressed and said that Shelton scored on pass receptions,...

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Orange Brook Elementary School establishes National Elementary Honor Society chapter

Fifth-grader Michael Cadet loves to help people and wants to be a leader. He is one of the first members of the National Elementary Honor Society at Orange Brook Elementary School. “We will write letters to soldiers and do some other service projects. My goal is to be a be leader,” Cadet said. The National Elementary Honor Society provides meaningful service to the school and community and helps children develop leadership skills. By starting a chapter, elementary schools create a method for acknowledging achievement and focusing on the needs of the total child. It provides information and resources to...

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Styrofoam beach ban ordinance tabled for now

The ordinance to prohibit the use of Styrofoam on public property was withdrawn following extensive discussion among members of the commission and concerns from the public. There was concern the regulations were unclear. One concern involved people taking Styrofoam containers and cups from restaurants to the beach. Would the restaurant be responsible, the server or the customer with the container? And there was a concern about how the ordinance would be enforced. The ordinance had passed on first reading at an earlier meeting but a second reading was required. It is likely the ordinance will be modified and brought...

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