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The following letter was issued by Congressman Ted Deutch on Sept. 15 Dear Friend, With Hurricane Irma now behind us, South Florida is focused on a safe recovery process.In FEMA's initial Major Disaster Declaration issued September 10, Broward and Palm Beach Counties were not among the nine counties listed as ...

By Danielle Charbonneau For the first time in history, surfing will be a part of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. After several failed attempts to make surfing an Olympic sport, the International Surfing Association (ISA) succeeded. On August 3, 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed surfing will be ...

Written and compiled by Abbie Gonçalves, Danielle Charbonneau and Jim Mathie Denver: the land of hippies, hipsters, stoners and ski bums; a second home to Jack Kerouac and his band of beatniks; a breeding ground for passionate environmentalists, organic vegans and aspiring yogis. Denver, my home town, is also a …

After 36 years in the hospitality business, Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort’s General Manager Julian Felder has announced he will retire in May 2017. Felder saw the Wyndham through its many changes — from its history as a Howard Johnson, to it’s most recent designation as the “Best Franchised Wyndham Hotel …

Twenty years ago, when my husband Richard and I started looking for a home, Lighthouse Point seemed like a good bet. It was smack in the middle of our two jobs, on the east side of town, picturesque and family-friendly. As we searched for a house, I remember several realtors …

BY MARIE PULEO • PHOTOS BY JEFF GRAVES Tonia Ryan A bit of show-biz glamour is coming to Pompano Beach with this month’s grand opening of Inance women’s clothing boutique. Teresa Giudice, star of the reality TV series “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” will be making a special appearance …

The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce Fine Food & Wine Festival Where: Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale at Cypress Creek • 555 NW 62 Street, Fort Lauderdale When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Main Event 6:30-9:00 VIP 5:30-6:30 VIP tickets $85 each, or four for $300 Tickets $60 each, or four …

By Danielle Charbonneau The 2016 Pompano Fine Food & Wine Festival will benefit both the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and Woodhouse, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to helping adults with severe forms of Cerebral Palsy. The history of Woodhouse, Inc. is that of a dedicated, loving mother, desperate to help …

Art LIVE! by Danielle Charbonneau   The artists featured in Art Live! 2016 event are some of the most unique and intriguing creators in South Florida. There’s João Paulo Gonçalves, an artist who uses blocks of wood to paint with shadows and light; Shane Mesmer, a street chalk artist who …

By Daniel Myer Half a century ago, Chuck McLaughlin started Marine Corps basic training. Eight months later, in April of 1967, North Vietnamese artillery fire bombarded Chuck in some of the most intense fighting of the Vietnam War. Unlike most of his comrades, Chuck volunteered to be there. Now as  …