Broward Health North Receives 2014 Beacon of Excellence Award and Guardian of Excellence Award in Employee Engagement and Clinical Quality

Deerfield Beach, Fla. – Broward Health North is proud to announce it has received the Beacon

Military veterans are honored for their service; American Heritage Girls Sing

By David Volz Military veterans throughout the United States were honored for their service. Community leaders

Gridiron-Grill-Off features top restaurants and Miami Dolphin players

By David Volz John Offerdahl held the Gridiron Grill-Off in Pompano Beach. The event brought former

Festival of the Flutes offers a great time and raises money for charity

People came together to enjoy the Festival of the Flutes. About 25 restaurants participated in the

Light Up MLK will take place this Saturday

By David Volz

The 5th Annual Light Up MLK for the Holidays will happen on Saturday November 29th. It is a free community event that takes place at Annie Adderly Gillis Park (601 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) from 5-8pm with the official tree lighting at 7pm. Sounds of the holidays will ring throughout the park from 5-8pm and will include a variety of local community based performances by local church groups, mission groups and community members as the excitement builds to the lighting of the tree. Those who attend the event  will enjoy complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages. There will be a variety of interactive holiday festivities including sugar cookie decorating, holiday card & ornament making, interactive art projects and large bounce house style play areas for kids. Santa will make a special appearance in the City’s and taking holiday gift wishes from kids of all ages.

Brazilian Fest 2014 comes to Pompano Beach


By David Volz

Pompano Beach hosted Brazilian Fest 2014 at Community Park. Those who came could enjoy a wide variety of Brazilian and South American food. There was plenty of entertainment, fun activities for children and a chance to socialize and have some fun. Businesses serving the Brazilian community were present. One could even buy a plane ticket for a visit to Brazil. Cars were on display and so were other products and services.

Brendy Rodriguez enjoyed the Brazilian Fest 2014. “We are selling Cuban food. This event is a lot of fun and we are enjoying ourselves,” said Rodriguez.

Paola Sanchez and Ben Markus were promoting the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. “We want people to know about the Strikers. Professional soccer is becoming more popular in South Florida,” said Markus.

Jesus Mena was selling Cuban food. “This is a nice event,” he said.

Nori Alzamora and her daughter were selling food including arepas and shishkobobs.

The Communidade Evangelica Internacional Zona Sul band performed. Also, there was an area for young people to enjoy skateboarding. There was a fun and relaxed social atmosphere at the event.

Many of the people who ran vendor booths or who visited the event were from Brazil. For them it was a taste of home.