About a year a ago, Disney announced that it would be moving away from paper tickets and instituting a system of "Magic Bands" -- computer-chipped, scannable, waterproof rubber bracelets that would work as entry ticket, FastPass, hotel room key, and credit card. Some pre-approved Disney guests wer ... More >>
When Lake Mary resident Gene Devaney started a thread on BeerAdvocate.com last Wednesday, his intention was to merely gather a few hundred bucks in donations to help a friend who recently suffered the tragic loss of his wife. The outpouring of support from the beer geek community in the days followi ... More >>
You know what sucks? Florida, if GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's new advertisement is to be believed.
Well, that was interesting. Two and a half months of research into the teeming underworld of Disney superfans yielded a rather unusual cover story this week, "The Mouse Who Loved Me." We traveled to Anaheim, rode Spaceship Earth, attended a singles meetup at the Magic Kingdom, and more, for your ... More >>
alancleaver_2000I'd rather be doing karaoke!Ahhh Christmas day...the smell of a Christmas tree in your house, opening presents, singing carols, sipping eggnog, laughing children....it's enough to make you want to lose your mind. Christmas Eve is alright by me since it's usually a time to dr ... More >>
Boy, was former Broward Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin living high off the widow. Seidlin A civil suit filed by Bill Scherer alleges that Seidlin -- who gained notoriety as the judge in the Anna Nicole Smith hearings and reportedly has a TV show in the works -- basically ra ... More >>
One more rumor put to rest? According to Debra Villegas, her friendship with slain Rothstein attorney Melissa Britt Lewis was an extraordinarily close bond and a support system, not a sexual thing.Courtesy Lynn HaberlDebra (left) and Melissa were friends, not lovers."She was my dearest friend in ... More >>
From seeclaudiadate.comCastillo's date at Morikami Gardens was one of the highlights of her month.Claudia Castillo of Plantation vowed to celebrate her 30th birthday by going on 30 dates in the month of August. She made it to 29."I came up one short," says Castillo. "I could have made it to 30, b ... More >>
Casey and her mom at Disney World.In May, paramedics were called to Richard Lippner's Fort Lauderdale condo, where they found a young woman, 20-year-old Casey DiStefano, unconscious on the floor. It was the second time this had happened in four months. She wasn't breathing; her lips were blue. ... More >>
Debra Villegas, Christina Kitterman, and Melissa Lewis.Now that Debra Villegas has been charged with money laundering in connection with Scott Rothstein's massive Ponzi scheme, her finances are getting a closer look. One venture that has raised some eyebrows is the corporation she formed with her ... More >>
Melissa Lewis (right) had complained of heart pain.Melissa Britt Lewis was a cautious woman. The 39-year-old, newly divorced attorney at Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler carried Mace in her purse, had two dogs and an alarm system at her Plantation home, and always kept her garage door locked to prevent ... More >>
Debra Villegas and Melissa Lewis: Miller Light meets Pinot Grigio.It's well-known that Debra Villegas and Melissa Britt Lewis were best friends. They ate lunch together, texted every night, vacationed together in the Keys. They nicknamed themselves Lucy and Ethel, and according to Debra, some peo ... More >>
Isle Casino has a full-on bar scene to explore.
I just happened on this classic written by Steve Almond in 1994 about South Florida's hard-driven, complicated, and sometimes brutal mogul. Uh, it jumps. Citizen Wayne - The Unauthorized Biography A college dropout and the product of a broken home, H. Wayne Huizenga rose ... More >>
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