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

Broward Schools to host Food Show at Pompano Beach High School

By David Volz

On January 30, 2015, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will host its Food and Nutrition Services Annual Food Show at Pompano Beach High School. Approximately 200 elementary and middle school                       students will taste more than 35 new items the District is considering offering next school year, as part of its School Breakfast, National School Lunch and Supper programs.

“Our objective is to provide healthy foods, which our kids will eat,” says Dr. Ray Papa, RD, coordinator for Food and Nutrition Services.

District vendors provide the latest products, while BCPS registered dietitians review the nutritional value for the products and new recipes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates what is served in schools,                   mandating the offering of appropriate servings of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and high quality proteins.

This year’s tasting menu includes, but is not limited to, teriyaki chicken sliders, black bean burgers and picadillo (a Latin cuisine). Students will give feedback following each tasting through on-site iPad                               technology. Standout items from last year’s Food Show, that are currently favorites among students, are the hot Italian sub and popcorn chicken smackers.

 

Wings of Freedom Tour visits Pompano Beach

 

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By David Volz

People who want to experience history can visit Pompano Beach Airpark and see three United States World War II military aircraft. These are among the few remaining World War II airplanes that can still fly. People can take a 30 minute ride on them for $425. The airplanes are part of a display by the Wings of Freedom Tour. The airplanes include a P-51 Mustang, a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-24 Liberator.

A number of World War II veterans have visited the airplanes and they remember their experiences in World War II. Harold Johnson was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne and served in Italy. He received two purple hearts and five battle stars. He remembers the difficulties and hardships of serving in the that conflict and still has a copy of the map he was issued before parachuting into Europe.

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