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‘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 […]

Providing free legal services to the community once a year became a tradition at Ben Farbstein's first firm, and he is still at it.

Hollywood attorney will offer free services May 1

Hollywood attorney Ben Farbstein wants to pay it forward, and he plans to do just that on May 1. Law Day  is when Farbstein will provide free legal advice, by appointment only, for 15 to 30 minutes and on a first-come, first-serve basis and with proper identification. Farbstein’s interest in helping this way started when he was a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sign of the times: Should Hollywood street names get updated?

Many cities in the southern U.S. have had the often painful task of considering streets in their communities named after Confederate leaders, which at one time likely lauded by their local community, today may be viewed negatively. While Hollywood leaders continue grappling over street signs, a group of residents attended a recent workshop to deal […]

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 […]

Hollywood attorney helps the disadvantaged obtain legal services

Hollywood attorney Carlos E. Sandoval, founder of Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A., was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Service of Broward County. The organization’s mission is to provide high-quality, free civil legal advice, representation and education to the disadvantaged so as to improve the lifestyle and living conditions of the low-income community and […]

Members of the History of Chivalry train at TY Park and fight to the yield.

History of Chivalry entertains crowds at Florida Renaissance Festival

Members of the History of Chivalry, which practices at TY Park, are performing real-life combats during the Florida Renaissance Festival at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. The combats take place in front of hundreds of spectators attending the festival. Group members say they love to train in the demanding sport of medieval combat. Those […]

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 […]