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In July 2014, the City of Pompano Beach issued a Call to Artists requesting submissions from qualified artists to create a bronze sculpture of the Barefoot Mailman who, legend tells, drowned while trying to swim across the Hillsboro Inlet in 1887. As part of a public art project funded and …

by Maria Trajano “I am blessed. I am empowered. I am strong.” These are the words I first see when I walk into Karnna Fashion Lab, a modern and stylish fashion consulting firm in Pompano Beach. A bold, polished woman comes out to greet me, and I am immediately struck …

By Danielle Charbonneau The Hillsboro Lighthouse will celebrate its 110th anniversary this March. In honor of the lighthouse, Art Makenian, the lighthouse keeper for almost two decades and the former President of the preservation society, shares his passion for the nation’s brightest lighthouse and Broward County’s oldest functional structure. As …

By Miss-Adventure Whenever my mom visits Florida, she gets all decked out in her spandex shorts, hot-pink fanny pack and visored helmet, rents a beach cruiser and gets out to ride in the Gold Coast sunshine. Last March, she told me about this amazing ride she took along A1A to …

In honor of the 34th annual St. Coleman Italian Festival, Lighthouse Point magazine gets to know Dr. Richard Porraro, the founder of the festival and organizer for over three decades. Mark your calendar now for one of Florida’s most beloved, delicious, and fun-filled festivals— the St. Coleman Italian Festival. Enjoy …

PIONEER DAYS 2017 WHEN: Friday, Feb. 17–Sunday, Feb. 19 WHERE: Main Beach Parking Lot, 149 S.E. 21 Ave. Hours: Friday, Feb. 17, 6-10pm Saturday, Feb. 18, 10am–10pm Parade – 10am Grand Fireworks Display – 9:05pm Sunday, February 19th from 10am-5pm Cost: Free Shuttle buses will run from The Cove parking …

Lighthouse Point is proud to be a small, close-knit, family-oriented community. Every year since 2000, the city has honored its “Keepers” — the men and women who help hold the community together. This year, the Keeper Day honorees are The Kniskern Family of KMC Marine, The Ganter Family of Seafood …

By Danielle Charbonneau In Honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month Last month, Lighthouse Point magazine ran a feature on Sharon Stephenson, the owner and entrepreneur behind Blooming Bean, a newly opened coffee shop on the first floor of the Bailey Contemporary Arts center. During our interview, we quickly discovered Stephenson’s …

By Samantha Speedy Lighthouse Point’s Samantha Speedy set out on a global adventure, which expanded her perspective and brought unexpected joy. I arrived in Europe with an American flag literally plastered on my back, in the form of a patch on an old denim jacket. As I waited for my …

By Sally J. Ling In honor of Black History Month, we present three stories that illustrate pieces of our local past. Some interviews for this piece were taken from those conducted through Project History, a cooperative effort of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society and the Communications and Broadcast Arts magnet …