Fort Lauderdale can be a bit of an enigma these days. It's got a lot of canals, was once the spring-break capital of the world, and is often lost in the ubiquitous sexy glow of Miami Beach. So, is it a party town? A family town? Do people even go there anymore? What's up with the nightlife? Al ... More >>
Prospectors from Texas oil company Dan A. Hughes won't be drilling throughout the Big Cypress Swamp watershed anytime soon. That means (1) diminished revenues for Old Florida plutocrats Barron Collier, (2) one fewer threat to the Florida Panther and other species, and (3) one fewer worry for Collier ... More >>
Under the banner of environmental preservation and with leading participation by the Independent Traditional Seminole Nation, Earth Day will see protests against FPL's plans for a power plant in the Everglades on the border of the Big Cypress Reservation. See also:Welcome to the Everglades Ranch Wh ... More >>
Seminole County is the bear-attack capital of Florida. Residents of the sylvan subdivisions lining Markham Woods Road frequently see the creatures in their backyards and know to watch out for deer on the drive home. Wildlife is just part of the neighborhood. But now, wildlife officials say, the bear ... More >>
Byron Maharrey knows what a Florida panther looks like. The former chairman of the board for the Florida Sportsmen's Conservation Association had seen the elusive cats near Palatka and around his home by Lake Kissimmee before. And he swears he saw one of these rare cougar subspecies while hunting th ... More >>
After a massive citizen turnout at public hearings in Naples yesterday, Environmental Protection Agency officials have extended the comment period on a Texas oil company's request to drill a wastewater disposal well in the Everglades. See also: - Oil Drilling in Everglades Subject of EPA Hearing in ... More >>
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! And with the big day upon us, it's time to reflect on things we're thankful for. Namely: our home state. America loves picking on Florida. And maybe they have good reason. Our crime rate isn't all that great, our politicians are morons, and then there's that whole G ... More >>
Florida tends to remain on the receiving end of many a cruel joke, due to its comically unfortunate shape, its geographic positioning, the subtropical heat, and its weirdo populace. (Us!) Those of us who live here know how to take it. Heck, we're laughing the loudest -- when we're not coming up wi ... More >>
The Florida Panthers officially have a new owner: New York businessman and bazillionare, Vincent Viola. The Associated Press is reporting that the Panthers have been sold for $240 million by Cliff Viner and Sunrise Sports & Entertainment to a group led by Viola. The team has yet to officially ann ... More >>
Learning to eat well can be a bit of a process. Hot dogs and hamburgers go out the door, and kale salads and quinoa are in. Probably not the most exciting realization for a bunch of young men. Trying to maintain a healthy diet while eating out is a nightmare in and of itself, but if you don't know ... More >>
For the first time, an endangered Florida Panther has been released into Palm Beach County. Not to worry. The wild cat won't be roaming the strip malls or come knocking on your door looking to borrow a cup of sugar. The 120-pound panther was released into the Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area, ... More >>
For an athlete beating around the lower rungs of professional play, it doesn't get any sweeter than that first big league appearance. Mom invites the girls from canasta over to watch the game. Dad brags it up to the guys at work. Grandma makes some t-shirts with your high school varsity headshot. Bi ... More >>
It's always sad when an endangered Florida panthers dies. But there's a silver a lining to the most recent death of Florida Panther 79, better-known as Don Juan. See also-Urban Sprawl Kills Endangered Florida Panthers Simply put, Don Juan got a whole lot of tail over his nearly 1 ... More >>
Mikel Jones, a former aide to Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings, was convicted for his role in a scheme to defraud a New York venture capital fund that financed the operation of his Philadelphia law firm.Jones, a 55-year-old Boynton Beach resident, was convicted of conspiracy, money laundering, 14 c ... More >>
Rocco Grimaldi, drafted 33rd in this year's NHL draft by the Florida Panthers, loves Jesus -- there's no doubt about that.As far as boobies go, Grimaldi would prefer the ladies keep those bad boys covered up. And he's expressing his grievances on Twitter.Whereas Florida Marlins outfielder Logan M ... More >>
Florida Panthers Shawn Matthias to shave head for charity tonight at Slainte.Instead of the usual Friday happy hour, why not watch people shave their heads for charity? Florida Panthers forward Shawn Matthias and others will shave their heads today at Sláinte Irish P ... More >>
Your Wednesday local news roundup:A Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue medic somehow failed to find 23-year-old Scott Wilson after a crew arrived at the site of the February crash with polo mogul John Goodman. The medic is said to have been looking in the driver's seat but didn't find him there. And y ... More >>
The National Hockey League, which met this week in Boca Raton, has decided to outlaw hits to the head. There's been talk of doing this for years, but the video below is what finally made the league act. Painful to watch, isn't it? That's Panthers star David Booth was blindsided by Mike Richards of t ... More >>
LA TimesPicture of 15-year-old burn victim, Michael BrewerJoe Kessling isn't ready to start naming names, but suffice to say they're big -- literally. He has commitments from Miami Dolphins, among other South Florida athletes, all dedicating part of their Saturday, November 21 to raising money fo ... More >>
Most every hockey fan enjoys the clash of a few goons, but imagine how the goons' parents feel. Here's an article about Boca Raton resident Gilles Roy, a project manager for a South Florida construction firm, who can hardly bear to watch his son in action.``Nobody in their right mind who loves their ... More >>
Last night was the one-year anniversary of the night in Buffalo when Panthers winger Richard Zednik almost died after Olli Jokinen's skate slashed his carotid artery and sent five pints of blood onto the ice. A few days in the hospital and a blood transfusion later, Zednik was eying a return to the ... More >>
In the first minute of the video below, the remarks by Dallas Stars forward Sean Avery that have earned him a six-game suspension by the National Hockey League:Hockey's a sport that needs to generate fan interest in the worst way, a truth that's even more apparent here in South Florida, where the Pa ... More >>
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