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  • Hall of Fame inductee's mission is to help Broward County seniors age in place

    Gail Gannotta, a Sunrise resident who pioneered the Broward County Aging and Disability Resource Center’s Senior Intervention and Education Program in 1992, has remained its sole staff member and inspiration since then.

    She will join nine others who will be inducted into the Dr. Nan S. Hutchison...



  • Worldwide run will close some roads in Sunrise

    Thousands of people are expected to take part in the Wings For Life World Run in Sunrise on Sunday morning and that means some major road closures are planned.

    The run begins at the BB&T Center but has no finish line.

    The race ends only when runners are passed by a ‘Catcher Car’ which allows runners...



  • Golfer, 12, finishes second for Low Net honors

    For the first time in almost a decade, the 45th annual Broward Women's Amateur Golf Tournament at Jacaranda Golf Club in Plantation featured an opportunity for junior golfers to play.

    While Fort Lauderdale’s Andrea Kraus fought off blustery conditions and some rain to card a two-day total of 156...



  • Sunrise resident secures 5th U.S. National Chess Championship

    The city of Sunrise had a keen rooting interest in the 2019 United States Chess Championship in St. Louis, Missouri when Hikaru Nakamura won his fifth national title. The city laid claim to the chess superstar when he became a Sunrise resident in 2014. As a great ambassador of the game to generations...



  • Get free citizenship application assistance at upcoming sessions

    One weekend a month for the next three months, a coalition of local organizations, lawyers and elected officials will offer free assistance to permanent residents applying to be American citizens. But there are some requirements.

    Florida Immigrant Coalition, a Miami-based immigrant advocacy group,...



  • I just sing for fun | Opinion

    I may never sing again. Yes, that’s the dramatic first line of this column. And here’s the last line: So all I have left to show for all this is too much mascara to remove. Should I fill in the blanks?

    I remember the day Jeff spots a small article announcing auditions for a possible new senior...



  • South Florida mosques open doors to everyone during Ramadan for bridge-building, charity and free food

    Ramadan, the Muslim holy holiday of fasting, prayer and charity, begins the evening of Sunday, May 5 and now six Muslim associations and houses of worship are hosting open-house dinners to build bridges with other faiths and educate the public about the Islamic religion.

    The events — coordinated...



  • Florida Panthers and South Florida Ford supports Autism Speaks Night at hockey game

    Children on the autism spectrum were treated to an adventure on the ice as the Florida Panthers partnered up with South Florida Ford to support Autism Speaks Night in honor of World Autism Awareness Day.

    Jakob Raab, a local youth with autism, was honored as South Florida Ford’s Panther for a Day...



  • Weekday Warbirds Golf Club a hole-in-one for retirees

    A group of retirees is leading the good life as members of the Weekday Warbirds Golf Club. The 9-year-old club was started by Mike Good, of Weston, with the goal of friendly competition, camaraderie and golfing at a low cost. The diversified club is composed of all races and creeds and the common...



  • Hit and run driver found after bicyclist struck and killed, police say

    A hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a man on a bicycle in Sunrise is talking to investigators, police said.

    The fatal collision happened just before 4 p.m. Monday in the 11500 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard, detectives said.

    The bicyclist was eastbound in a bicycle lane on Oakland...



  • Hundreds of people with disabilities rediscover their passion for sports

    The joy of the great outdoors has become a lot more accessible and exciting for people with disabilities as the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute put on its fifth annual Adaptive Sports Recreation Expo at Markham Park in Sunrise. Over 200 participants got the opportunity to indulge in an array...



  • Salvadoran murder suspect arrested in Tamarac, cops say

    A routine traffic stop in Tamarac has resulted in the arrest of a North Lauderdale man who is wanted for murder in El Salvador, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

    Carlos Ernesto Lozano Rodríguez, 26, who is a reputed gang member in the U.S. illegally, was stopped just before noon Monday near Northwest...



  • Man, 84, dies as his pickup truck hits tree in Sunrise

    A man died Wednesday after his pickup truck crashed into a tree, Sunrise police said.

    The 84-year-old driver of a Dodge Ram slammed into a tree just before noon near Flamingo Road and Northwest Eighth Street, north of West Broward Boulevard, said Officer Justin Yarborough, a spokesman for the Sunrise...



  • Don't repeat daylight saving time mistake | Opinion

    Logic dictates that the sun should be out when it's about 7 a.m. but daylight saving time dictates otherwise — at least during much of the school year.

    But even when the sun's not out, the children are — usually waiting for a school bus or carpool.

    It's a lesson from the past that most of the Florida...



  • Sunrise couple found dead in murder-suicide

    Gunfire has taken the lives of a Sunrise couple, deaths the police are calling a murder-suicide.

    A teenage girl told police that about 3 a.m. March 24, screaming and three loud bangs roused her and other children who were sleeping in a house near Sunset Strip and Northwest 64th Avenue.

    The teenager’s...



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