Under current legislation, medical marijuana cannot be smoked but it can be prescribed in edible or vapor form. An 11-member county advisory board is being formed to determine what the best practices will be.

County commissioner forming medical marijuana advisory board

Now that the Florida legislature has approved medical marijuana, the Broward County Commission is in the process of determining the next course of action. Commissioner Mark Bogen is forming an 11-member advisory board, made up of people from law enforcement, the healthcare community, educators, business leaders, economic development professionals and other leaders, to determine the […]

Campers who attend Bulldog Sports Camp at South Broward High School have a fun and safe place to spend the summer. They swim and play outdoor games like soccer, baseball and kickball in the morning and then go inside in the gym to play basketball in the afternoons.

Camps at South Broward High School offer sports or STEM for all ages

With summer here, kids need a place to go and exert some energy. The Bulldog Sports Camp at South Broward High School offers a fun and safe place for children to be and it is fully run by Broward Public Schools teachers. Campers play basketball, baseball, soccer, football and other sports. They also learn to […]

The City of Hollywood is considering ways to redevelop Young Circle so that it is better suited for pedestrians and bicycle riders.

City looking at pedestrian-friendly redevelopment of Young Circle

The City of Hollywood is considering a large redesign for Young Circle. The City held a number of community meetings where Ian Lockwood, a consultant from Toole Design Group, was brought in to find ways of improving the traffic flow at Young Circle. During the meetings, community leaders and residents were encouraged to discuss the values […]

South Broward High School students pose proudly in the school's Reading Garden, where they don't mind working hard to keep it the beautiful area on campus that it is. Students can sit in the garden and relax among more than 100 plants.

South Broward High’s Reading Garden offers serenity, project for students

Destiny DeLude loves to have a place to sit outside after long hours in the classroom. A rising junior at South Broward High School,  she has spent time working in the school’s Reading Garden, a beautiful area on campus where students can sit and relax among about 100 plants. “This is nice place to sit. […]

The Maximizing Out of School Time program funds camps for children to keep up in school while having fun doing projects that keep them learning.

Hollywood summer camps offer kids fun while learning life lessons

School-age kids in Hollywood are spending the summer having fun while keeping their academic skills sharp at the same time. They are part of the Maximizing Out of School Time program. About 400 children attend one of four camp sites in Hollywood on weekdays during the summer months, including the Kay Gaither Community Center. A favorite activity […]

The FPL Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center, which has been in operation for more than a year, is powered by American-produced natural gas.

New FPL Port Everglades Clean Energy Center gifting property tax to Hollywood

The City of Hollywood is about to receive a large windfall in property taxes from the new FPL power plant now known as the FPL Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center. It has been in operation for more than a year and is powered by American-produced natural gas. During its operational lifetime, the new, […]

Hollywood Commission approves contracts for construction, tech services, seniors

During a recent Hollywood Commission meeting, several contracts were approved. Among them were large construction projects, including a contract between All Webb’s Enterprises, Inc. and the City, to perform construction work involving injection wells, mechanical integrity testing and cleaning at the Southern Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, in the amount of $424,010. The Commission approved a contract […]

Downtown Hollywood, FL. Photo by Jennifer Ann Love.

What’s going on with the shade trees Downtown?

Based on a risk assessment, the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has decided to remove 13 copper pods from the Historic District that spans two blocks as part of a beautification project, generating some concern from residents who love the shade trees. The scope of the project includes new landscape, festoon lighting and lighting curtains […]

No more free parking Downtown Hollywood; city to install meters

Free street parking Downtown Hollywood will soon be a thing of the past.  If you want to park your car on the street in Downtown Hollywood, you will have to pay $1.25 an hour at a meter. The Hollywood Commission agreed to a resolution to establish on-street parking rates within downtown Hollywood and to eliminate the […]