CarMax Foundation Awards Place of Hope $10,000

The CarMax Foundation has granted Place of Hope a $10,000 award for its programs that help the children in its care. Place of Hope is the county’s largest child welfare organization and serves foster families, foster youth and young people who age out of foster care. The $10,000 Regional Giving Program grant from CarMax Foundation will specifically support Place of Hope’s Ages to Ages – Transition to Independence program that provides a stable, loving and nurturing environment for 70 children and youth, and impacts their lives on a daily basis through educational and recreational support, including tutoring, mentoring, life-skills classes, […]

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Hispanic Women of Distinction Luncheon

The 14th Annual Hispanic Women of Distinction charity luncheon and expo hosted its annual celebration of Latinas from Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties for a sold-out audience of nearly 900 people at the Signature Grand in Davie on August 14. The key theme of the luncheon was Community, Culture, Charity and leading by example. Presented by Bank of America in partnership with Latina Style Magazine, the tribute to 12 Hispanic Women of Distinction and a Latina Pioneer was the highlight of the afternoon amidst standing ovations, heart-rendering stories of courage and how each of them overcame barriers making their […]

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First Presbyterian Church Renovates Fellowship Hall for Contemporary Worship

Now more than ever, the site of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale’s 9:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary worship service is ready to engage congregants. The church recently completed their Fellowship Hall renovation project, which began in April and was financed by donations from church members. The project was completed by James Hartley Construction, with the help of Fisher Electric, Master Florida Builders and Zebedee Systems. The upgraded Fellowship Hall now features a modernized look and feel with a grey and blue color palate, acoustic ceilings, an upgraded lighting system, a new sound booth, and a new projection system with two […]

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Bank of America Charitable Foundation Awards Grants to Broward Nonprofits

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced more than $500,000 in grants to 44 nonprofits throughout South Florida that are focused on providing financial education and job skills for low- and-middle-income individuals and families as well as support for small businesses. By investing in workforce development and education grants throughout South Florida, Bank of America helps individuals and families build better money habits and find pathways out of poverty. This year alone in Broward County, the grants will impact 13,949 individuals. Among the nonprofits receiving the grant: Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Metro-Broward Economic Development Corporation, Junior Achievement […]

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Rod Payne and Michael Blanc highlight 9th Annual FCA Celebrity Golf and Tennis Classic

Former Baltimore Ravens SuperBowl Champion, Rod Payne, and former NFL player and NCAA Auburn National Champion, Michael Blanc, will headline the 9th Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Celebrity Golf and Tennis Classic  on September 27 and 28 at the Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale. “This year’s FCA event has expanded to include a tennis Pro-Am beginning Sunday afternoon, September 27 from 3-5:30 p.m., partnering with Match Point Ministries, Inc. and professional tennis coach, Scott Williams. In addition, former #1 men’s player in the world, Roscoe Tanner, and the record holder for the fastest serve on the WTA […]

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40 Days for Life Enlists Prayer to Save Lives

  40 Days for Life is the nation’s most innovative, peaceful prayer outreach. This opportunity brings Christians from all denominations together to devote 40 days to prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. And the next campaign is September 23 – November 1. Since the inception of 40 Days for Life in 2007, 10,331 unborn babies’ lives have been saved and their mothers and fathers have been spared from the soul-wrenching anguish and devastation of abortion. Some 60 abortion clinics have shut their doors, and 118 abortion workers have quit their jobs.   Simple concept The concept of 40 […]

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Lessons From Brad Paisley: Law, Gospel And the Hope of Heaven

  Often country music gets a bad rap. My dog ran off, my girl left me, yada yada yada . . . I’ll spare you the stereotypes. And truth be told, there is a lot of cheesy-bad country music. But there is a lot of cheesy-bad music in the “Christian music industry” too. While there seems to be a genuine resurgence in recent years of original, creative musical expression within the church, there is still a large amount of “Christian” music that does little more than attempt to sound like whatever is hip at the moment on the secular radio […]

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Xtreme Christian Music Conference Showcases Christian Music Superstars

The BB&T Center will come alive with the sounds of some of Christian music’s top artists during the Xtreme Christian Music Conference on Friday, September 25th. will be a night of loud music, real faith, praise and worship songs, lifted hands and lifted hearts — all for the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. Featuring artists such as Lecrae, Jeremy Camp, Mercy Me, Israel & New Breed and Josh Bramos, XTREME Christian Music Conference combines entertainment, enlightenment and life-changing messages to minister to not only those who walk with God but also those who are lost, […]

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Back to School Tax Break Set for August 7 – 16

Legislation was passed to create a 10-day sales tax holiday that will begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 7 and end at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, August 16. During this period, no Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, certain accessories selling for $100 or less per item, on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item and on the first $750 of the sales price for computers and certain computer-related accessories when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. According to the law, “school supplies” means anything necessary to school […]

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Memoirs Peek Into The Life of Hazel Hoskins

Hazel Hoskins, a missionary who shared God’s Word on every continent alongside her preacher husband Bob, passed away on June 22, 2015 at the age of 81. Never being content to just “sit there” in this temporal life, Hazel now sits at the throne of Jesus. Born October 3, 1933, Hazel grew up in Bangor, Maine, the eldest daughter of Pentecostal pastor parents Clifford and Helen Crabtree. A 1954 alumnus of Central Bible College in Missouri, Hazel married evangelist Bob Hoskins in 1959 after a long courtship. Immediately after marrying, Bob and Hazel began their lifelong service as missionaries to […]

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