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Swimming Upstream

7 years ago by Brantley Hargrove
At 7:15 on a morning in mid-June, Dara Torres strode out to the 25-meter pool at the Coral Springs Aquatic Center, turning heads among the teen and preteen swimmers around the Olympic-sized pool. She's an imposing sight — the striated deltoids common to champion swimmers, a back with muscles stretched...

An Underage Sex Scandal Leads to Fort Lauderdale's Swimming Hall of Fame

10 months ago by Deirdra Funcheon
Minutes after this article went to press, Chuck Wielgus, longtime head of organized swimming, withdrew from his planned induction into the Swimming Hall of Fame on Fort Lauderdale Beach. For details, see "USA Swimming Executive Director Withdraws From Hall of Fame Consideration Amid New Times Investigation Into Sex Abuse." It...

Ten Best Ice Cream Shops in Broward and Palm Beach

2 years ago by Nicole Danna
South Florida, we know heat -- and we know how to beat it. Between air conditioning, swimming pools, a dip in the ocean and all these damn ice cream and serve-yourself fro-yo shops, we've got summer meltdowns covered. But enough with the trendy, soft-serve yogurt. When you want the real...

Ten Best Chefs in Broward County

2 years ago by Sara Ventiera
Broward County is known for many things: beautiful beaches, spring break, giant yachts, the largest per-capita gay community in the country, an inability to vote properly, the most hated woman on the internet in Taylor Chapman -- well, a couple of months ago, at least -- the nice Prancercise lady,...

The Ten Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

2 years ago by Sara Ventiera
Fort Lauderdale isn't as flashy as Miami nor as food-driven as Delray. And it's not as wealthy as Palm Beach. We have no trendy fried chicken joints like South Beach's Yardbird Southern Table & Bar nor recently nominated James Beard semifinalists like Clay Conley chef/partner of "the island's" Buccan. What...
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