New exhibit celebrates Broward’s women trailblazers

A new exhibit at  The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale celebrates South Florida’s prominent women of yesterday and today. “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change —Broward County,” features 40 images of women currently making history in the area such as Kareen Boutros, executive director of Broward Workshop; Lori Chevy, market president of Bank of America; Heather Havericak,

Save the Date: Virtual Historic Hunt

Go back in time 100 years ago with The Villagers. Miami-Dade County’s oldest historic preservation organization hosts a virtual historic hunt, The Roaring Twenties, The Era of Change. Open to all ages, the hunt invites participants to gather their wits to “solve challenging clues and correctly identify historic sites, events, and/or people” who lived in

Palm Beach Civic Association helps neighbors

In the midst of a challenging time for many, neighbors in Palm Beach County are feeling the effects of incredible generosity. In response to the effects of the pandemic on the community, Palm Beach Civic Association has stepped up its mission to help those in the community who experience food insecurity. Ten months ago, the

Spirit Airlines supports YMCA of South Florida

A South Florida company is paying it forward in a big way. Spirit Airlines’ foundation has pledged $150,000 to YMCA of South Florida in a five-year partnership. The money will help fund the YMCA of South Florida’s LA Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center on Sistrunk Boulevard. “The YMCA is an important contributor to our community, and

YWCA South Florida hosts 21-day social justice challenge

It’s not too late for organizations and individuals to learn more about social justice with YWCA South Florida. Now through March 15, the 100-year-old social justice organization hosts the 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge. In a release, the organization described the challenge as “neutral ground for participants to learn, grow, and discuss how

A Show of Faith

Assisting at-risk members of the community had been a cornerstone of the benevolent work done by St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in east Boca Raton. One of its longtime ministries, Meals with Meaning, serves meals six days a week in St. Gregory’s parking lot. But as the pandemic weighed heavily on people in need—and created more

Five ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day South Florida style

Even during a time when the world is still reeling, it pays to take the time to celebrate love. Try these South Florida hot spots to show your loved one what they mean to you.   Go classic with chocolate Hoffman’s Chocolates says it will use more than 2,000 pounds of strawberry to create their

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Local couple chairs national Holocaust Memorial Museum event

A Cooper City couple is making a national impact with their story. Susan and Steven Breitbart are chairing the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s  2021 “What You Do Matters” Southeast Virtual Event. Guests such as Jamie Lee Curtis, Jason Alexander, Ray Allen and Morgan Freeman will support the event. “Participants will see firsthand how the Museum

The Big Number

8 million: That’s the estimated metric tons of plastics that enter our oceans every year, according to Ocean Conservancy, the nonprofit focused on the global challenges facing our seas. The organization projects that, if plastic production/consumption continues at its current pace, there could be some 250 million metric tons of trash in the ocean within

Be Still My Heart

Leave it to Tiffany & Co. to present distinct, elegant—and lengthy—aesthetic statements in time for Valentine’s Day. In this case, an array of Elsa Peretti creations from the luxury jeweler speak once again to the Italian designer’s emphasis on the simplicity of style, even when it’s revealed “by the Yard.” Tiffany’s offerings for Valentine’s Day

FBI Agents Remembered as Heroes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently released the names of the two Special Agents killed in the line of duty Tuesday during a morning shootout in Sunrise. Laura Schwartzenberger, 43, and Daniel Alfin, 36, were both parents with spouses. They were shot while attempting to serve a federal search warrant to a man accused of

Back to History Class

The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum is taking history buffs back to class. The museum hosts Boca History 201, a Zoom lecture series running live on Thursdays at noon, Feb. 4-March 4. A follow up to the museum’s Boca History 101, participants will learn about topics such as Pioneer Voices, Nifty 50s: Boca Raton