Football Fans and Foodies Scored Big During Grill-Off

Miami Dolphins legends and South Florida chefs went head-to-head at this year’s “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival.” Nearly 3,000 attendees sampled grilled entrees paired with premium Gallo wines, while raising over $50,000 for Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation. The 2014 Judge’s Choice Champions were former Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder and Chef Chris Miracolo of S3 Restaurant for their Grilled Cobia Fish Taco recipe. This sustainable seafood dish was featured as part of Guy Harvey’s Sustainable Seafood Village. For the second consecutive year, former Miami Dolphins safety Glenn Blackwood and Chef Victor Franco of Oceans 234 […]

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Banquet Raises Funds to Combat Abortion in Palm Beach County

First Care Women’s Clinic held their annual banquet with over 1,000 in attendance on November 6 at the Palm Beach Convention Center. First Care, whose mission is to protect both women and their unborn babies from abortion, brought in Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director. Abby spoke powerfully and candidly about the abortion industry, her eye-opening experiences there, and the moment of her life-altering conversion to become a voice for life. In the last year, First Care has helped over a thousand women through crisis pregnancies, rescuing 469 lives from abortion. In a culture that treats abortion as […]

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CCA Wins SFC Football Championship

Calvary Christian Academy took home its first Southeastern Football Conference Championship trophy after defeating Coral Springs Charter, 31-20 on Saturday, November 15 at FAU Stadium. It was a fitting end to an undefeated 11-game season. “Victory belongs to the Lord,” said Head Football Coach and Assistant Athletic Director Kirk Hoza. “We just try to be excellent in our preparation, stewardship and those things for which we are responsible. God showed us great favor throughout this year.” According to Hoza, “CCA represents a rich spiritual discipleship environment and a great academic choice. Maybe this championship will influence parents praying about where […]

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Celebrity Golf and Tennis Classic Benefits FCA

Supporters of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes gathered for the 8th Annual FCA Celebrity Golf and Tennis Classic September 28 and 29 at the Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale. Wally Armstrong, a PGA touring pro and best-selling author, and Michael Blank, a former NFL player and NCAA Auburn National Champion, headlined the event which raised funds to impact coaches and athletes with the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as their Savior and serving. More than 40% of the program’s funding is provided through special events like this. For more information visit www.goldcoastfca.org.

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More than 100,000 Meals Packed for Stop Hunger Now

First Church Coral Springs along with the international hunger relief agency, Stop Hunger Now, packaged 100,572 meals in September to be distributed throughout the global community. In three hours, 590 volunteers from the congregation, ages eight and above, assembled packages of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and flavoring mix with 21 vitamins and minerals. Even children, ages four to seven, participated in a special setting for their age group. According to Pastor Alex, senior pastor, “Stop Hunger Now is about bringing people together to package meals for those who need food the most around the world. It was a fun-filled day […]

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Daytime Radness to Raise Money for Pechonis Family

On Friday, October 24 Island Water Sports will present Daytime Radness to celebrate the local surf and skate culture while raising funds for the family of Deerfield Beach resident Phil Pechonis, who lost his battle to bladder cancer last month. Proceeds will help pay Phil’s medical bills and help support his wife Megan and their four children; Max (18), Zach (16), Katie (12) and Alex (10). Formerly a pastor at Calvary Chapel and Island Water Sports manager back in the 90s, Phil lived his life to the fullest. He was a walking example on how to live a just life. […]

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MAMMOPALOOZA OFFERS FUN BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENTS

Early detection is key to helping the more than 200,000 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. In recognition of breast cancer awareness month in October, Broward Health is celebrating its sixth year of MAMMOPALOOZA, a fun, month-long event that provides extended opportunities for mammograms and breast cancer education at all Broward Health hospitals. Through extended hours and enhanced awareness, Broward Health performed more than 4,500 mammograms last October. MAMMOPALOOZA appointments include a mammography screening and review by North Broward Radiologists. Weekend and evening hours are available, and most insurance is accepted. Self-pay is $115 by cash or […]

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Transitional Care Program Reduces Hospital Readmissions

  To meet the needs of the residents in the West Broward County area, an Assisting Hands Home Care franchise office launched a transitional care program last year for its clients. This program helps those recovering from surgeries or major medical procedures avoid readmission to hospitals by providing skilled nursing services as a part of its in-home care. “We know what a challenge it is for those who have just been released from the hospital to manage their prescribed medication, their physical therapy and follow-up doctors visits, among many other tasks,” said Assisting Hands Broward administrator Karina Teixeira. “We serve […]

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Register for Food For The Poor’s 5K Walk/Run For Hunger at Beach Cleanup

A pre-event beach cleanup and celebration will be held on Oct. 4 to encourage participants to sign up for Food For The Poor’s 5K Walk/Run For Hunger in November. The effort to keep the beach barefoot friendly will start at 9 a.m., with a group photo scheduled for 10:45 a.m. at the intersection of Taylor Street and the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk. Plan to come early to park on the street or at the public garage on Harrison Street. From 11 to 1 p.m., invite your friends and teammates to stop by Toucan’s Oceanside Bar & Grill, 500 N. Broadwalk, Hollywood, […]

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Don’t Miss “The Orphan Train” September 26 and 27 at Broward Center

On September 26th and 27th, audiences are in for a treat, as the play The Orphan Train by Aurand Harris will be performed at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 8:00pm. An elegant pre-show dinner will take place before both Friday and Saturday night performances at the new Huizenga Pavilion at 6:00pm. All of the event proceeds will benefit 4KIDS of South Florida, a local agency that is making its name in the world of foster care as a “national model” for kids in crisis. This highly charged stage production combines music, movement, film, and text, taking the […]

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