Manufacturing Sector

  • Dining

    August 28, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Beer Geeks and Farmers Take on FDA and Win (For Now)

    For those into local and sustainable farming and food production, the FDA is akin to a bullying older sibling always trying to suppress your desire to express your creativity -- actually, it's more like the big brother who sits on your head and farts in your face. Earlier this year, the FDA propose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Hoffman's Chocolate Hosting Easter Eggstravaganza This Weekend

    It's official: spring is here -- fortunately, the temperature is still relatively cool. Which means Easter is just around the corner. Whether you believe it was the resurrection of Christ or you don't even care, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate the day -- the chief of which is chocol ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Ben & Jerry's Anchorman-Inspired Scotchy Scotch Scotch is a Real Flavor

    Ben & Jerry's has just announced its newest flavor to much fanfare -- and with a waterskiing squirrel. Scotchy Scotch Scotch is the Vermont-based ice cream company's new flavor. An homage to Anchorman's Ron Burgundy, this is a creamy blend of butterscotch ice cream with ribbons of butterscotch swir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Hans Riegel, Gummy Bear Genius, Dead at 90

    When you rummage through your kid's Halloween candy stash this year, take a moment to reflect on the life of one man before biting the head off your colorful squishy bear. Hans Riegel, the marketing genius behind Haribo, the German manufacturer of the adorable edible animals, died last Tuesday, Oct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    FTL Company That Employed Navy Yard Shooter Loses Contract, Lays Off 250 Workers

    The Experts, a Fort Lauderdale-based computer security firm, raked in about $60 million a year -- until one of its employees, Aaron Alexis, went on a rampage at the Washington Navy Yard and killed 12 people September 16. The Experts made about half its money doing subcontract work -- like installing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    It's Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's

    And guess what day today is?

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    An Easy Bake Oven for Everyone

    Let's get serious. Even in 1950s, when the woman's place was supposedly in the kitchen, men still had a role in home cooking. Take summer barbecues for example. Manning the grill was a matter of pride. Men staked their reputations on everything from the way the charcoals were arranged and lit to the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Preppers Beware: Gas Can Manufacturers Warn of Shortage During 2012 Hurricane Season

    Less than two weeks to hurricane season, amateur preppers: not so much time to study up on your Mormon theology or survival medicine before the ol' cones start showing up and the TV weathermen experience the only exciting time of their year. As you've surely learned from us by now, a central tenet o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Free Cone Day Today at Ben & Jerry's Stores

    ​Free deep-fried onions and free (possibly pink-slime-laced) burgers won't necessarily appeal to every consumer, but it seems there's one national chain promotion with practically universal allure. Ben & Jerry's is celebrating "free cone day" today from noon to 8 p.m. at stores around the coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Free Americone Dream At Ben & Jerry's Today

    ​Ben & Jerry's is getting all indignant about campaign contributions by big businesses.  The Vermont-based ice cream maker, known for their pop-culture-referenced products (anyone for a Late Night Snack or some delicious Schweddy Balls?), is asking fans of their treats to sign a petition ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Schakolad Offers Chocolate Classes for Kids

    ​Mamas shouldn't let their babies grow up to be cowboys, this is true. But chocolatiers?  That would be sweet.  If you have a budding chocolatier in your house, or you imagine you can control your little angel when he/she goes starts bouncing off the walls on a king-size sugar high, then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Schakolad Chocolate Factory Field Trip Gives Kids a Chance to Dip Chocolates

    Send your kids on a Willy Wonka-like adventure. ​Schakolad Chocolate Factory in Davie is giving kids 6 to 15 a chance to try their hand at dipping chocolates.The chocolatiers on staff, Dafne Reich and Adriana Schaked, who we assume have dealt with gooey kids before, will provide a 50-minute progra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Free Ice Cream Cones Today at Ben & Jerry's

    Free ice cream cones today at Ben & Jerry's​Ben & Jerry's is giving away free ice cream cones today from noon - 8:00 p.m.  No printout or coupon is required, you don't have to sign up for anything and you don't have to say a magic password - just walk in to any of their sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's: Tuesday, April 12th 2011

      Photo Courtesy of Google Images ​ Summer is fast approaching; Heck, some days it feels like it's already here. While it's still snowing in some states, we're already busy thinking of ways to battle the heat. Some people sumberge themselves in the pool until their skin prunes; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Florida Cheesemakers: Hani's Organics and Winter Park Dairy

    ​John Paul Kline is a local chef and proprietor of John Paul Custom Cuisine in Delray Beach. He also leads the monthly food and wine events at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. Here, he shares his thoughts about two Florida cheesemakers he recently discovered. It was probably around 10,000 yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Sick of Salmonella? Chiquita's New Salad Wash Wards Off Bacteria

    Now with less salmonella.​Seems like every few months, we're hearing about a salmonella or E. coli scare. Lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, and more are seemingly becoming gateways to pathogens in our food system.Leave it to food science to strike back. Chicago-based producer Chiquita announced Friday that ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Rape Victim Sees Doctor, Loses Health Insurance

    flickr.comRape? Sounds like a pre-existing condition to insurance companies.​Christina Turner, a 45-year-old Fort Lauderdale woman, was downtown, letting men at the bar by her drinks. The next thing she remembers is waking up on a roadside with cuts and bruises that indicated she may have been rap ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    West Palm Condo Building Plagued by Chinese Drywall

    So far, the problems with Chinese drywall in South Florida appear to have been confined to single-family homes. Sure, some entire developments, like Heron Bay in Parkland, might turn out to have been built with the defective drywall. But the reports of Chinese drywall in South Florida have so far be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Construction Workers Admit They Installed a Stink Bomb with Chinese Drywall

    The only way to hang Chinese drywall.It's something of a cliché by now to think of Florida developers as the bad guys. But as homeowners start blaming them for the defective Chinese drywall rotting their homes, it is literally the stench that has led them to contractors.Not the developer's stench, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Boca Lawyer, Not Carl Bernstein, Broke Chinese Drywall Story

    Suddenly, "made in China" doesn't have a good ring to it.In the Hollywood-produced movie about the Chinese drywall controversy, I'm guessing the story will be broken wide open by Zac Efron as ace reporter Carl Bernstein Jr. That would be supercool for me and all the other Efron fans. But in real lif ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Is Big Tobacco Using Healthy Start to Do Its Dirty Work?

    Like many nonprofits that depend on government funding, the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions is facing cuts. The organization that focuses on prenatal and infant health may have 22 percent trimmed from its 2009 budget.  Unlike other nonprofits, however, the organization has propo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Hurry to Get in on Tobacco Suit, Flight Attendant Aprons Ruin Beer Surprise, James Taylor to Dress Up

    A civil suit that goes to trial in Fort Lauderdale today is expected to be the first of a wave of lawsuits against Big Tobacco in Florida courts. The widow of Stuart Hess, a locksmith from Cooper City, sued Phillip Morris after his death in 1997, claiming the cigarettes he bought were defec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Got My First Xmas Card!

    Hey, sorry for not keeping the pump primed on this thing. Deep into one of those cover stories we do. But I do want to share with you my holiday card (holy shiite, this year flew by, eh?). It's from my stock broker. Happy holidays, folks. [Also, on a related note, the SunSentinel proclaims tod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008
  • News

    July 17, 2008

    Sugar Daddy

    For bailing out Big Sugar, Charlie Crist gets a hero's medal. Sweet!

  • News

    February 21, 2008

    Are We There Yet?

    Jeez, can we just embrace the electric car already?

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 1, 2006

    Black-Owned Media Want Share of Campaign Money

    Beth Reinhard and Marc Caputo keep chugging on the Davis-Smith race. Mary Barley, whose bid to become agriculture commissioner in 2002 was slammed by Big Sugar, is the new Tom Joad of Florida. She's going after Smith, who is getting a million-dollar-plus assist from the industry, which is bankrollin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2006

    Gangs and Politics

    Gotta check out this story in the Palm Beach Post by Stephanie Slater and Dianna Smith about a deadly war going on between two Haitian gangs. It all stems, apparently, from a small-time music label called Top 6 Records. The B-Town Boys, one of the groups involved in Top 6, are breaking out -- and th ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    May 25, 2006

    Next Big Things

    The five biggest attention-getters at E3.

  • News

    September 30, 2004
  • Goods and Services

    May 13, 2004

    Best Rusty Anchors

    Culpepper & Co.

  • Calendar

    January 9, 2003

    Drag Factory

    For recession-proof artist Christopher Makos, money is not a dirty word

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Doll Farce

    A Virginia company expropriates a chunk of civil rights history with South Florida roots

  • Goods and Services

    May 16, 2002

    Best Men's Clothing

    Twickenham Custom Clothiers

  • Goods and Services

    May 16, 2002

    Best Cigars

    Bennington Tobacconist

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    The Sweet Taste of Justice

    Lawyer David Gorman has been battling Big Sugar for more than a decade. And he's not going to give up. Ever.

  • Goods and Services

    May 11, 2000

    Best Cigars

    Cigar Factory

  • Dining

    April 22, 1999
  • Goods and Services

    March 11, 1999

    Best Surf Shop

    Island Water Sports

  • Dining

    October 15, 1998
  • News

    April 23, 1998

    For Broward Taxpayers, How Sour It Is!

    Commissioners are spending $300,000 on a political PR campaign handled by Big Sugar's hired guns.

  • Music

    February 26, 1998
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