The Florida Department of Environmental Protection yesterday announced it would take legal action against the Dan A. Hughes Co., the Texas oil prospectors busted late last year for unauthorized drilling in the Big Cypress Swamp watershed. Tough talk, but it could mean little more than locking the ba ... More >>
The battle over oil drilling in the Everglades rolls on, having taken several new turns since mid-June, when officials with the Department of Environmental Protection tried to bully Collier County officials into dropping a lawsuit over a controversial oil-drilling operation in the Big Cypress Swamp ... More >>
Urged on by a coalition of engaged and alarmed citizens, public officials in Collier County yesterday stood up to a Texas oil company and the state Department of Environmental Protection and pressed on with their decision to sue for greater safeguards against acid fracking in the Everglades. See al ... More >>
Critics of oil company plans to drill in the Everglades saw some of their worst fears realized late last week when the Florida Department of Environmental Protection revealed it had sanctioned Texas-based Dan A. Hughes Co. for unauthorized fracking in Collier County in an area surrounded by the Cork ... More >>
A Brooklyn guy who fell in love with the wilderness of off-road South Florida, Matthew Schwartz was alarmed to learn last spring of plans for oil drilling on the edge of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. The group he leads, the South Florida Wildlands Association, joined with others to s ... More >>
The rhythmic beat of the cocktail shaker full of ice. The clink of glass bottles returning to the shelf. The fizz of a freshly poured drink. They're all sounds new to the Palm Beach County cocktail scene, where craft creations have been making more and more noise -- both in the news and at the bar. ... More >>
Sixty-five year-old Carolyn Bianco was crossing Las Olas Boulevard at Southeast 11th Avenue on her way to an evening jazz concert when a person driving a black SUV struck her and kept going. Bianco was rushed to Broward General Medical Center, but the head injury she sustained was too severe. She di ... More >>
Fox News talking face Sean Hannity announced on his radio show last week that he's going to bolt New York after Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo made comments about how extreme conservatives have "no place" in New York. So where does one go to find solace in the bosom of like-minded extreme conservativ ... More >>
According to campaign-finance reports for November, lawyer and pro-medical marijuana advocate John Morgan has put more than $500 grand into the People United for Medical Marijuana campaign. All told, he's put in about $972,125, bringing this thing almost to a cool million. Meanwhile, United for Ca ... More >>
Here's some Trader Joe's-related good news and bad news for your Friday. The good news: Southeast Florida finally has a Trader Joe's. The store officially opened at 8 a.m. today, October 18 with a ceremonial lei cutting. The bad news: This particular Trader Joe's is in Pinecrest, a tony suburb, l ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, Rep. Patrick Murphy gave us a shout to talk about the briefing he's holding in Washington, D.C., today for members of Congress regarding the nasty pollution that's flowing from Lake Okeechobee through two rivers and killing everything all the way to the east and west coasts of F ... More >>
Think back to the last wedding you attended. Was the highlight of the evening the painfully drawn-out and chuckle-free best man's speech or the leathery steak? More likely, it was the elaborate candy buffet that would make Wonka's factory look like the vending machine in an auto repair store's wait ... More >>
'Tis the season for stouts, and appropriately enough, Stout Day 2012 falls on Thursday, November 8. As a long-time fan of bitter, hoppy IPAs, I've only recently come around to the rich, dense, smoky beauty of a good stout (and damn; am I ever glad that I have). In terms of all-time favorites, ther ... More >>
Trader Joe's, the supermarket filled with foodstuffs both kitschy and healthful, may be one step closer to having a south Florida outpost, according to the Palm Beach Post. Sources say the market with a cult following is close to inking a deal with Menin Development, owners of PGA Plaza in Palm Beac ... More >>
As Lori Durante leads a small, sweating pack of culinary tourists east on Atlantic Avenue on a recent Saturday afternoon, she breaks her swift stride momentarily to point across the street, toward Johnnie Brown's, a burger and barbecue joint in Delray Beach."Johnnie Brown's was named for Addison Miz ... More >>
The BurgerFi brand is expanding beyond Florida with franchises set to open this year in Cary, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Six additional Florida stores also will open with Winter Park, Aventura, Tampa, Westin, and Naples all getting locations. A store at 2477 E. Su ... More >>
Nadine Whiteman loves Trader Joe's. The former New Yorker used to shop at the organic market, which features fair-priced produce, cheap wine, and private-label foods. A nurse living in Hollywood, Whiteman misses her trips to Trader Joe's so much that she's started a campaign to bring the store to ... More >>
Trader Joe's, the quirky grocery chain that people love more than their pets and children, is expanding to the Sunshine State. The Trader Joe's website lists Naples as the first Florida location for the chain that features Three Buck Chuck wine (yes, it sells for $3 a bottle, and no, it doesn't s ... More >>
Craig MillerCraig Miller, the former Ruth's Chris Steak House CEO, announced he's running for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Bill Nelson.Miller, running as a Republican, has decided to enter quite a busy field of candidates wishing to overtake Nelson, including Adam Hasner, Georg ... More >>
Diners can search databases of 500-plus bottle list several ways to match wine with meals and avoid intimidation of sommelier.
C. StilesTwo days ago, we broke the news that a woman arrested in 2002 in connection to a massive greyhound graveyard was still involved in dog racing in Florida. The owners of the track where Ursula O'Donnell was a "trainer of record" say they asked her to step down.Today, the National Greyhound ... More >>
A woman perishes in a collision with an Indian leader's kin. Her family cries cover-up.
Volunteers spend millions of hours trying to rescue sea turtles. So how come so few people care about busting poachers?