Hollywood-based Memorial Healthcare System and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital donated more than 12 palettes of medical equipment and supplies so local doctors and nurses could continue to aid those in need. Other partners included the American Heart Association and DHL, which shipped everything to Haiti.

Memorial medical team brings equipment, supplies, relief to remote village in Haiti

For the third consecutive year, a team of medical professionals from Hollywood-based Memorial Healthcare System (MHS) has positively impacted the lives of people living in extreme poverty in rural Haiti. A team of primary care specialists and support staff from South Broward Community Health Services and emergency medicine specialists from Memorial Hospital West recently returned from […]

With their start in India more than 5,000 years ago, mangos are part of many cultural traditions and folklore. Designs of the fruit, flowers and leaves of the mango tree are still found in Buddhist and Hindu temples throughout India.

Summer in Hollywood means: Mangos from heaven

Yes, it’s that time of year again, South Florida. Time for the sweet, sultry, sun-kissed sensation of mangos – the world’s most popular fruit! Now, maybe you’re overloaded, tired of picking up the bucket loads that fall, stepping on them or maybe even getting them mushed under your feet as you step outside, but oh, […]

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 […]

At the end of camp, Richt asked the players if they wanted to play in high school, college and professional football. Richt said when he considers a player for his team, he looks at whether they can play a position well enough to help the team win, and if they get good grades.

University of Miami coach runs football practice at Hollywood Police Athletic League youth camp

A group of young and upcoming football players got together for a morning football camp at the Hollywood PAL athletic field. The camp was run by University of Miami Head Football Coach Mark Richt and many of his assistant football coaches. The players, all middle-school age and below, participated in basic football drills much in […]

Over 800 participants ‘walk the talk’ for the Epilepsy Foundation on Hollywood Beach

Held at Hollywood’s North Beach Park, more than 800 walkers participated in this year’s Epilepsy Foundation of Florida’s (EFOF) Signature Walk the Talk for Epilepsy event to help spread awareness. Participants included Assistant Mayor of Bal Harbor, Seth Salver; South Broward Hospital District Commissioner Karen Harrington; and Channel 10’s Nicole Perez. “More than $72,000 was […]

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 […]

Young people at the PAL building listen to a presentation on career options.

Expo at Hollywood P.A.L. highlights career options for local youth

One of the most difficult things about being young is finding one’s way and getting started on a career. To help young people begin to see some possible career options, a group from Leadership Hollywood recently held the Police Athletic League (PAL) Youth Career Expo. People with successful careers in the community came and gave […]

Rev. Michael Anderson of New Jerusalem Baptist Church is one of the leaders of BOLD Justice, which held a celebration that took place at Little Flower Catholic Church.

Leaders of BOLD Justice hold ministry celebration in Hollywood house of worship

The BOLD Justice (Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice) recently held its Justice Ministry Celebration at Little Flower Catholic Church. Community activists and faith group leaders representing a wide variety of religious organizations joined together to celebrate their accomplishments and discuss their goals for the upcoming year. Throughout the night people shouted out, “We are Bold.” […]

Past presidents of the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation at luncheon to honor past presidents.

Hollywood, Florida Scholarship Foundation helps local college-bound students

The Hollywood, Florida Scholarship Foundation honored past presidents and new board members during a recent luncheon at the Club at Emerald Hills. “We are doing this to provide hope to our future leaders,” said Patricia Chukerman, president of the Foundation. “We want to help our young people.” Past presidents from over the years enjoyed spending […]

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 […]

The Tournament of Dragons was an opportunity for people of all ages to show their martial arts skills.

Martial Arts tournament raises money to fight children’s syndrome

Lamont Morgan loves martial arts. He began the pursuit of karate later in life and recently won first place in sparring and first place in kata (a series of movements) at a martial arts tournament at Avant Garde Academy. It’s called the Tournament of Dragons and included people of from age 5 to adults. “I […]