Broward Outreach Center to host ‘Thanksgiving on Good Friday’ block party for homeless

On Good Friday, April 14, the Miami Rescue Mission | Broward Outreach Centers will hold the annual “Thanksgiving on Good Friday” Block Party for the homeless and hungry families of South Florida from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Along with a sit down Thanksgiving meal, volunteers with wash the feet of the homeless and needy […]

Union Institute & University celebrates move to Hollywood

Hollywood city leaders recently welcomed the Union Institute & University to Hollywood with a ribbon-cutting event. Union, which is based in Cincinnati and has campuses around the nation, moved from its North Miami location to the fourth floor of 4601 Sheridan St. in Hollywood. Union offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, but its focus is more […]

Leaders want BOLD Justice for youth, seniors and mentally ill

Sixteen hundred people got together at St. David Catholic Church to participate in the Nehemiah Action. The event was organized by Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice or BOLD Justice. Important goals include reducing juvenile arrests, providing better living conditions for senior citizens and helping the mentally ill. Some young people may get arrested for non-serious […]

Spark Hollywood hosts start-up competition for tech innovators, entrepreneurs

Spark Hollywood, a coalition of local organizations focused on growing and supporting the technology sector and entrepreneurs in Hollywood, announced that it is hosting its first “start-up competition,” called Spark Hollywood, from 5 to 8 p.m., May 11, at Hollywood’s ArtsPark, 1 Young Circle. Spark Hollywood is an event that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship for local […]

"Seussical" performance from Summer Arts Camp 2016.

Registration now open for Art and Culture Center’s Summer Arts Camp

Bring Out the artist and performer in your child with visual arts, performing arts, music,and interdisciplinary programs at the Art and Culture Center’s Summer Arts Camp from June 12th to August 18th, 2017. Each of the sessions allows children and teens to practice the skills they’ve learned while preparing for final exhibitions and performances. They […]

Junior Jaycees hope to give disabled boy a lift with a new lightweight wheelchair

Hollywood resident Jaden, 7, has cerebral palsy. He is unable to walk and is dependent on his wheelchair. The Greater Hollywood Junior Chamber Jaycees Foundation is now raising funds to purchase a chair lift and plan to present it to him at their April 11 General Membership meeting, 7 p.m. The Jaycees want to get […]

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 […]

Memorial Hospital’s adaptive sports program raises awareness, hope

When people have a disability, remaining active can sometimes be a challenge. That’s where the Adaptive Sports and Recreation program comes in – it’s part of the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Regional Hospital South in Hollywood. The program encourages former patients of the rehabilitation program and members of the community with physical disabilities to […]

The Instructors at PerFit (from L to R) FRONT ROW: Rowing machine Martha Laynes; Cardio Burst, Colette Darville on Mat: Yoga; Ali Witherspoon Head Personal Trainer Back Row: Rachel Baum, Zumba; Alexandria Alessi, Senior Fitness Specialist; Beth Witherspoon, Personal Training; Nancy Frances, Zumba; Gaby Martinez, Cardio Burst Photo by Lloyd Goradesky

Hollywood fitness expert expands studio space, classes

Ali Witherspoon, has run his signature boot camp on beautiful Hollywood Beach since 1997 for all fitness levels, the longest running boot camp in Florida. In addition to his boot camp, Witherspoon has operated his Hollywood studio PerFit, Personal Fitness Center since 2007 and has added another 2,000 sq. ft to offer group classes including […]