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 […]

"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 […]

Magnum Tattoo is located in Downtown Hollywood. The studio offers cosmetic tattoos, tattoo makeup, and permanent makeup.

Magnum Tattoo owner ‘feels right at home’ in Downtown Hollywood arts district

Magnum Tattoo, recently opened in Downtown Hollywood, has quickly built a loyal clientele that appreciates the creativity, attention to detail and professionalism. Studio owner and tattoo artist Andrii Rybchemko opened Magnum Tattoo in early February at 1948 Tyler St. Word traveled fast by customers and through glowing online reviews, and Magnum Tattoo now has repeat customers […]

The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program's vision is to be a powerful and effective voice advocating for the best interests of Florida’s abused, abandoned and neglected children and be recognized and respected as a partnership of community advocates and professional staff.

Hollywood resident and retired police officer reaches out to troubled children as Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)

Meet Sergeant James Marshall, a Hollywood resident and retired police officer-turned Guardian Ad Litem (GAL). “I initially started in the 1970s to represent kids in domestic-related litigation cases,” Marshall said. “GAL is about being a voice in court for Florida’s abused, neglected and abandoned children.” Marshall, who is retired with 33 years of service from […]

The graduates of Leadership Hollywood Class XLI, who participated in the projects, learned to work together and, although they had to overcome a few challenges and bumps, they had a fun event and produced successful projects.

Leadership Hollywood Class XLI graduates with pomp and circumstance

The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce celebrated its Leadership Hollywood Class XLI at the Diplomat Beach Resort. Four groups of up-and-coming Hollywood leaders participated in the program. They visited local sites in Hollywood and learned about local government, media, healthcare and the court and legal system, among other locations in Hollywood and Broward County. One […]

The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Allan Libero with the Chamber’s Small Business Person of the Year award. He has been an active member of the Greater Hollywood Chamber for more than eight years.

Allan Libero is Hollywood’s Small Business Person of the Year

The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce named Allan Libero the Chamber’s Small Business Person of the Year. Libero is president of Libero Consulting Group, Inc., also known as LCG Spacemakers, a company that offers space planning and design services to corporations and organizations. He has done work for both Broward County schools and the Broward […]

Hollywood Veteran Clifton Joseph Richard to be inducted into In Memory program on June 17

Ceremony in Washington, D.C. will honor Vietnam Veterans who sacrificed after the war ended More than 400 Vietnam veterans, including eight from Florida, will be inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s (VVMF) In Memory Program in 2017. The program honors Vietnam veterans whose lives were cut short as a result of their service in […]

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 […]

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 […]


Everyone’s Irish at Shenanigans on St. Patrick’s Day!

Meet local home town Irish boy Patrick Utter, husband, father and owner of Shenanigans Sports Pub – the place to have fun! “On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, we open at 11 a.m. serving corned beef hash and eggs with Eye Opening Bloody Mary’s!” Utter enthusiastically explains that over the course of the day, they serve […]