Coconut Creek By the Book

A South Creek resident shares photos from his book on city history Few Broward residents understand local history like Dan Hobby. The former executive director of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (1980-2000), the Pompano Beach Historical Society (2000-14) and the Sample-McDougald House Preservation Society (2000-16) wrote articles for local publications and books on Broward County

Center of Attention

When Promenade at Coconut Creek opened in 2008, the 23-acre, mixed-use property was already cementing its position in the community as a vital place for residents. The vision was to give the growing community of Coconut Creek an urban village where people could work, play and gather in a downtown setting. Naysayers questioned the timing

Swirl It Up

Growing up in Jamaica, Judith Able watched her mother constantly think about food. With six children to feed, Able’s mother always was either cooking or planning to cook. For Able, it was a glimpse of a future she wanted no part of. In her high school home economics class, she felt the unwelcome expectation that

Playing to Learn

Retired teacher creates games for kids to develop skills while having fun Lucille Lucy’s educational game business started with sugar packets. She would use the packets on restaurant tables to keep her children entertained, but it was also helping them learn math. She would ask them to count the packets or to put the colors

Here’s to Dad!

When Kenny and Becky Forbes decided to move from Tamarac 13 years ago when their children were little, they looked all over Florida, from Port St. Lucie to Florida’s west coast. When they found Coconut Creek, they found home. After their first Butterfly Festival, “we just knew we made the right choice,” Kenny says. Kenny

Epic Adventure

There’s a 15-step process that goes into the making of hamburgers at B Square Burgers & Booze, but anyone affiliated with the Fort Lauderdale restaurant is sworn to secrecy about the method. To that end, its Epic hamburger is, hands down, one of the most mysterious and interesting menu items anywhere on Las Olas. Here’s

Home Away From Home

The Diplomat Beach Resort The buzz: What does $100 million buy you these days in the resort industry? If you’re The Diplomat, a mainstay on Hollywood Beach since 1958, it’s a return to glory thanks to a jaw-dropping transformation that manages to find the sweet spot between sophistication and coastal comfort. The face-lift, which started

Hector Picard

• After finishing the Boston Marathon in April—with a strained Achilles tendon, no less—Hector Picard wasn’t about to rest on his ever-growing laurels. His next adventure two weeks later wasn’t a race, but it would be just as taxing and, he hoped, just as rewarding. On May 1, he hopped on his bicycle in Texas

The Great Indoors

iFly Jump in: Imagine experiencing the sensation of freefalling from several thousand feet—without having to leap out of a plane? This place has you covered. The indoor skydiving facility features a 14-foot-wide wind tunnel powered by four electric motors, allowing people of all ages to fly on a smooth cushion of air. Before getting fitted

Xtreme Partnership

If you’re looking for an entertaining venue for team building, Xtreme Action Park awaits. Want an adrenaline rush? Compete with your coworkers on a half-mile go-kart track. Want something intellectually challenging? Try solving puzzles to get out of an escape room. Want to hit the lanes and enjoy an adult beverage or two? There’s a