United Way and community partners collect donated goods and funds; seek volunteers

As part of the initiative to provide aid to those affected by Irma, United Way of Broward County and its community partners are collecting donated goods and funds, and are seeking volunteers. In collaboration with the Salvation Army, Community Foundation, Jewish Federation, and HandsOn Broward, United Way is working with each community partner to help rebuild Broward County through its post Hurricane Irma […]

Admission waived for Hollywood residents at Driftwood Community Pool; Community Centers reopen

Driftwood Pool is open tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 15) from 1-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, it’s back to the regular schedule and it will be open to the public from 1-5 pm. The City will be waiving swim admission fees for all Hollywood Residents through Sunday. Please bring proof of residency, valid ID or utility bill. […]

Hollywood YMCA opens doors to community after Irma; sets up day camp for kids out of school

Clean-up is nearly complete and the Hollywood YMCA opens tomorrow morning, Thursday, September 14 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and throughout the weekend. Everyone is welcome, regardless of membership status. They have showers and A/C plus they are offering a special day camp for kids Thursday and Friday. See flyer below for details. “For […]

After six hours of debate and discussion, the Hollywood Commission agreed 5 to 1 to change the names of the streets in Hollywood named for Confederate generals Forrest, Hood and Lee.

Commission votes 5-1 to rename Forrest, Hood and Lee streets in Hollywood

After about six hours of debate and discussion and hundreds of people speaking during public comments, the Hollywood Commission agreed 5 to 1 to change the names of the streets in Hollywood named for Confederate generals Forrest, Hood and Lee. Public comments wrapped up around 10:30 p.m. Most spoke in favor of the signs being […]

The Scouting program is delivered through local civic, faith-based, and educational institutions called chartered organizations, which operate Scouting units to deliver the programs to their youth members, as well as the community at large.

Hollywood Cub Scouts Pack 412 hosts Open House on Thurs., Sept. 14

Local Cub Scout Pack 412 is calling on families interested in learning more about scouting to come out to an Open House event on Thurs., Sept. 14 at Sheridan Hills Elementary. Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of boys and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that […]

Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy signs on to ADL-US Mayors Pact Against Hate

The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced a new joint plan to fight extremism and bigotry and promote justice and equality in response to the disturbing hate and violence seen in Charlottesville, Virginia. More than 280 mayors from across the country have so far pledged to implement the plan, including […]

"We got carried away in conversation, and some of the folks had to leave so we couldn’t get everyone in the picture, " said Stephanie Walsh.

Missouri transplant takes community challenge to invite neighbors to a potluck; over 30 show up to welcome her family to Hollywood Hills

In the June 2017 issue, I wrote an editorial to challenge Hollywood Gazette readers to share a meal with a neighbor. Preferably someone they hadn’t gotten to know yet or wanted to know better. I grew a little disenchanted after a couple of weeks passed when I didn’t hear from anyone– until I received the […]

The Hollywood Jaycees, community leaders and volunteers helped kids from the Children’s Home Society’s Foster Care Program and other children who reside in low-income households, stock up on school supplies and clothes at the annual Jaycee’s Children’s Back to School Shopping Spree.

Hollywood Jaycees assist kids in need with Back-To-School Shopping Spree

The Hollywood Jaycees and community volunteers, assisted more than 110 pre-selected children from the Children’s Home Society’s Foster Care Program, Hope South Florida’s Program that assists formerly homeless families to transition into independent housing, and other children who reside in low-income households, at the annual Jaycee’s Children’s Back to School Shopping Spree. The events were held […]

Board members and leaders of the Hollywood Historical Society celebrated Founder's Day with William Young, the great-great grandson of Joseph Young, the founder of Hollywood.

Hollywood Historical Society holds Founders Day Celebration

Hollywood’s founder, Joseph Young, had a birthday recently. To celebrate the occasion, the Hollywood Historical Society held a Founder’s Day Celebration at the Hammerstein House, built in 1935. William Young, the great, great grandson of Joseph Young, traveled to attend the celebration from his home in Winter Park. Victor DeBianchi, who was the Hammerstein’s lawyer, shared […]

Top Row: Lois Marino, Executive Director of BBX Capital Foundation; Joy Satterlee, Executive Director of the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood; Susan Rakes, Assistant Director of the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood; Bottom Row: Performers from the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood’s Beauty and the Beast. Jr.

$3,500 donation presented to Art and Culture Center/Hollywood

As part of its continued support of the community and the arts, BBX Capital Foundation recently presented a $3,500 check to the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood to support the organization’s 2017 Summer Arts Camp and its Broadway Actors’ production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. and Disney’s My Son Pinocchio, Jr. Lois Marino, Executive […]

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 […]