US Navy Blue Angels to headline the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Air Show
The 2021 Fort Lauderdale Air Show returns May 8 through May 9 at Fort Lauderdale Beach, where guests will be able to witness the U.S. Navy Blue Angels’ impressive performance from the shore, among other performances by the F-16 Viper Demo Team and more.
NYE revelers crowd Elbo Room in Fort Lauderdale Beach
FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH, Fla. – The coronavirus pandemic didn’t dissuade New Year’s Eve revelers from crowding at the Elbo Room, a popular bar that set up a mini midnight Ball Drop in Fort Lauderdale Beach. There weren’t any police officers or code enforcement officers in the area to encourage social distancing. Fort Lauderdale held a virtual celebration with live music and a small fireworks display near City Hall. Some Broward residents were also able to see a light display at The Guitar Hotel in Hollywood. Broward County officials estimated 940,000 tourists visited the area during the last weeks of December.
NYE revelers celebrate in less crowded Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Broward County officials hope the coronavirus pandemic’s 1 a.m. curfew will give revelers just enough time to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the sea breeze of the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Officials estimate that about 940,000 tourists were in Broward County to celebrate. Samatha Bradford is among the Broward County residents who will be celebrating New Year’s Eve at Fort Lauderdale Beach. “I am just grateful for the things that are open and I am just going to make the best of it,” Bradford said. Fort Lauderdale will have a small firework display near City Hall and a virtual celebration featuring live bands instead of the concerts on the beach, the Himmershee Street countdown and the anchor drop.
Fort Lauderdale Air Show hits the sky in November
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale is getting an air show in 2020 after all. Organizers announced that the 2020 Fort Lauderdale Air Show will take place Nov. 21-22 over Fort Lauderdale Beach after being postponed in early May because of the coronavirus outbreak. The show will feature U.S. Air Force fighter jet demonstration teams aboard the F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lighting II, F-16 Viper and A-10 Thunderbolt II. Fort Lauderdale City Manager Chris Lagerbloom said the Air Force extended its show season by a week to perform here. “The stage for the Fort Lauderdale Air Show is two miles wide and 500 feet high,” Lagerbloom said.
Man dies from being stabbed with ‘sharp object’ near Fort Lauderdale Beach
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Police are trying to locate the person responsible for the death of a man near Fort Lauderdale Beach Saturday night. Fort Lauderdale police investigating the homicide say that around 11 p.m. two people got into an argument. During the confrontation, the suspect took a “sharp object” and stabbed the man. The suspect took off while the victim wandered away from the scene, according to police. Police said the victim, who died from his injuries, is in his 20s and they believe the man was homeless.
Virus? What virus? Back to business as usual on Fort Lauderdale beach
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The crowds packed into bars once again on Fort Lauderdale beach Sunday afternoon for the second straight day after Florida’s governor essentially lifted most COVID-19 based restrictions in the state on Friday. Fort Lauderdale beachgoers were plentiful, too. It looks like how it was pre COVID,” Fort Lauderdale resident Coby Caven observed. Not much of that appeared to be happening Sunday on Fort Lauderdale Beach, including social distancing and the wearing of facemasks, which experts have said helps in staving off coronavirus. RELATED: South Florida bars packed after Gov.
South Florida bars packed after Gov. gives OK for Phase 3 reopening
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – On Fort Lauderdale Beach, those with months of quarantine-driven bar withdrawal showed up, showed off and toasted each other back to some semblance of normal life. His three-page executive order prohibits local governments from capping capacity at anything less than 50%. His counterpart in Fort Lauderdale also weighed in. “It left a lot of us wondering where do we go from here?” Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said. “It does no one any good — bar owners, bar patrons, the community at large — to not continue to respect the safety protocols.”RELATED: See DeSantis' latest executive order, Broward County’s emergency order below:
Smaller crowds on South Florida beaches this Labor Day
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A socially distanced South Beach is making for a very different-looking Labor Day. While there has been some rainy and cloudy weather, there have been noticeably fewer people on Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach than a normal Labor Day holiday. Larger crowds were seen gathering at South Florida beaches earlier in the weekend. “I did think there would be more people,” said Jimmy Moses, who was visiting Miami Beach from Los Angeles. The beaches across South Florida have remained open, however.
White substance on Fort Lauderdale Beach being investigated
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Officials are investigating a white substance that washed up on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue said they received a report about the substance between Lifeguard Towers 1 and 10. We are working with U.S. Coast Guard Southeast to clean the beach, confirm the substance, and investigate the source, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue posted on social media. Please exercise caution while in the area, especially with your pets.#HappeningNow A white substance washed up on #FortLauderdale beach between lifeguard Shacks 1-10. pic.twitter.com/IQMp5OTmYi USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) September 3, 2020This is a breaking news story.
Water main repaired that required overnight shutdown for some parts of Fort Lauderdale Beach
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. As city of Fort Lauderdale crews performed emergency repairs to a damaged water main in the area of 500 Seabreeze Boulevard on Fort Lauderdale Beach, customers in the vicinity of A1A and Las Olas Boulevard south to Holiday Drive, did not have water service from 11 p.m. Saturday to around 5 a.m. Sunday. While the repairs werebeing made, one southbound lane of Seabreeze Boulevard in the vicinity of SE 5th Street was closed. The City of Fort Lauderdale also announced a precautionary boil water notice effective Saturday, Aug. 29 at 11 p.m. To view more info about the boil water advisory, visit https://bit.ly/2SzfyvM. Precautionary Boil Water NoticeEFFECTIVE SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 AT 11 PMfor Properties in Shaded Area on Updated Map Below
Search for Ford Mustang driver in Fort Lauderdale Beach tragedy continues
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale Police Department detectives continued their search for the driver of a white Ford Mustang on Monday evening. Detectives questioned the driver of the 2006 white Ford Mustang with Florida tag JRFQ02 who was suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run crash. A white Ford Mustang fled after running over Lynn Hessley about 10:49 p.m. on July 3, police said. They just haven’t identified the one who put a nightmarish end to Hessley’s Fort Lauderdale Beach staycation on State Road A1A near Seville Street. The detectives, Hessley and Cappello are asking anyone with information about the white Ford Mustang that was involved in the hit-and-run crash to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
Detectives ask public for help finding Ford Mustang linked to tragedy in Fort Lauderdale Beach
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Detectives and a Broward County woman’s loved ones want the public to know there is a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the driver of a white Ford Mustang. Fort Lauderdale Police Department detectives accused the driver of fleeing after running over Lynn Hessley in Fort Lauderdale Beach. The 39-year-old Tamarac resident is fighting for her life on Monday at the Broward Health Medical Center. Fort Lauderdale Police Department releases flyer in relation to July 3rd hit-and-run crash in Fort Lauderdale Beach. (FPD)“One minute everything is fine and the next minute you get a phone call and your entire world is changed,” Jennifer Hessley said.
Police: White Ford Mustang with decals involved in hit and run that left woman on life support
Fort Lauderdale police said the driver was going southbound on A1A when they struck Hensley and didn't stop. Investigators are looking for a 2006 Ford Mustang with multiple decals on the back of the car that was captured on surveillance video. One of the decals to the left of the Mustang logo appears to be a Human Rights Campaign sticker. Hessley has undergone brain surgery and is currently on life support in critical condition, according to a GoFundMe page that was set up to help offset her medical bills. Crimestoppers is offering the $2,000 reward for anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the hit-and-run driver.
Investigators say Ford Mustang that struck woman, fled frequent visitor on Fort Lauderdale Beach
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Investigators may be getting closer to finding out who was speeding down A1A in a 2006 white Ford Mustang when they hit a woman crossing the street near the Westin on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Police are looking for a 2006 white Ford Mustang with decals on the back that was involved in a hit and run. Deannna Greenlaw of the Fort Lauderdale Police said Sunday. Hit & Run Fort Lauderdale Beach We are requesting the public's help in gathering information related to the below hit and run that occurred on Fort Lauderdale Beach last weekend. For now, she remains on life support in the intensive care unit of a Fort Lauderdale hospital after undergoing brain surgery and suffering multiple fractures.
Owner of Elbo Room in Fort Lauderdale anxious to reopen as nearby restaurants are full of customers
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Elbo Room, a well-known establishment in Fort Lauderdale, is still waiting to reopen. The owner says its unfair that theyre forced to stay closed while businesses around them have reopened. Fort Lauderdale Beach is open for business, but not for everyone. A state ban on bars in Broward is still in effect, and for Elbo room owner Michelle Penrod, it doesnt make sense. There is no timeline for the reopening of bars, especially since COVID cases in the state are on the rise.
Why are some businesses still open in Broward County?
On Friday, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry clarified in a statement that Broward County has not issued any Executive Order or Declaration requiring that non-essential business close in response to COVID-19. Broward County, however, is adhering to the guidelines of the Governor’s Executive Orders, the statement said. “Following the lead of many county governments across Florida and the nation, Broward County has taken numerous actions to protect its employees and customers while still providing essential services to the public,” said County Administrator Bertha Henry in an editorial that ran in the Sun-Sentinel newspaper. In a statement from Henry’s office, the County Administrator stated:“The Governor stressed that these measures represented a “minimum response” for Florida. Counties and municipalities were left free to announce more stringent measures, which several Broward County cities and Miami-Dade County have done.
Tourist survives getting run over on A1A, lives to tell story
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A night of fun on Fort Lauderdale Beach turned into a horrifying experience for a group of friends from Norway getting ready to go on a cruise. She said she doesn’t remember anything after being struck in the street nearly three weeks ago in Fort Lauderdale. A Porsche, going northbound, swerves out of the way, but it still strikes the two people and then drives away. Roger Amundsen, who was at his hotel room for the night, received a call from another friend in their group. Andreaasen says she can’t blame the driver of the Porsche, but that he should have stopped.
Tourists released from hospital after being run over by Porsche in Fort Lauderdale
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Two tourists from Norway have been released from Broward Health Medical Center after they were struck by a Porsche last week on Fort Lauderdale Beach, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday. Public relations specialist Fara Arca said the victims were discharged a few days ago following the incident that occurred early Thursday morning. According to Fort Lauderdale police, the man and woman were run over by a red Porsche after they fell into the street around 4:15 a.m. Thursday near Rock Bar. Surveillance video released by police captured the entire incident. The outlets reported that the victims’ loved ones are grateful they survived the ordeal, although no arrests have been made.
Water service restored to all properties following water main break on Fort Lauderdale Beach
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Water service has been restored to all properties following a water main break on Fort Lauderdale Beach, city officials confirmed Tuesday. According to a City of Fort Lauderdale news release, the 16-inch pipe was repaired and water service was restored to all affected properties. According to city officials, the water main break was reported Monday morning in the vicinity of 100 S. Birch Road. A Boil Water Notice was issued for the South Birch Road area, which remains in effect Tuesday. Boil Water Notice issued for South Birch Road area of Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Taste Notes: Food and Drink Aplenty Ahead of Super Bowl LIV
On Saturday, NFL Play 60 and South Florida nonprofit FLIPANY will host a number of sports, fitness, and wellness-related activities for kids on the beach. Enjoy this ber-rare week of awesomeness in South Florida and all the great grub that comes with it. Former Obama White House chef Sam Kass will be the keynote speaker at Wednesdays More than a Meal breakfast in West Palm Beach, which benefits Meals on Wheels. Bistro P, billed as a "restaurant within a restaurant" at Pistache French Bistro at 101 N. Clematis St. in West Palm Beach, opens this Saturday, February 1. ... High Dive, a 5,000-square-foot, seafood-focused restaurant, opens at Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach this Friday, January 31.browardpalmbeach.com
Taco Bell Cantina serves up more than gorditas at Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Place
You pull up Taco Bell, order your favorite value meal(can never go wrong with the cheesy gordita crunch), scarf it down on the way home, and go to bed happy. That is what Taco Bell is doing at their new Taco Bell Cantina at Fort Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Place. It’s the first state-of-the-art Taco Bell party place in South Florida. The food menu is the same, but the drink menu is what makes this Taco Bell stand out. Taco Bell Cantina is open until 2 a.m.
Briny Breezers spun rich fantasy about Trump-sized land deal, future presidential library | Fred Grimm
So maybe this is more fantasy than reality, like that never-to-be Trump International Hotel that lured hapless investors to Fort Lauderdale Beach a decade ago. Of course, back in 2007, Trump had briefly suggested he might jump into a looming deal to buy the town for $510 million. Most of the lot owners, 78 percent, had voted to take the money, but the sale fell through when the lead developer failed to produce the necessary $5 million in earnest money.sun-sentinel.com
Inaugural Brews at the Beach Festival on Tap in Fort Lauderdale
More than 50 breweries will be serving up unlimited samples at Fort Lauderdale Beach this weekend. Beer, glorious beer will be on tap at Fort Lauderdale Beach this weekend for the inaugural Brews at the Beach Festival. Sunday's Beer Brunch also features bottomless brews, plus beer-centric cocktails, small-plate delicacies, and food stations at Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery, inside the Atlantic Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. A rundown of the weekend's events, featured breweries, and ticket info can be found at the Brews at the Beach Festival website. A stones throw from the recently opened the Wharf Fort Lauderdale, youll have a new spot to grab tacos until 5 a.m.browardpalmbeach.com
The Eight Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend
For something a little different, check out the Celebrity Soccer Match in Miami Beach this Saturday with sports stars, models, and, you guessed it, former contestants from The Bachelor. Here are the best things to do in Miami this weekend:Friday, November 22The Borscht film festival went away in 2017 much to the chagrin of Miami film enthusiasts and creatives. 8 p.m. Friday at Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; fontainebleau.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at North Beach Bandshell, 7251 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; celebritysoccermatch.com. 2 p.m. Sunday at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; miamicityballet.org.miaminewtimes.com
Rising water from king tides washes out business on busy Hollywood Broadwalk
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Rising water levels due to king tides affectedseveral popular Broward areas Monday afternoon. The water flooded streets and washed out parking lots in usually busy areas by Fort Lauderdale Beach. King tides crippled businesses on the popular Hollywood Broadwalk, and all the way across State Route A1A, between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Traffic along State Road A1A has been bad due to the three-year repiping construction, and the rising water has made things worse. Those who live in the area are familiar with the annual king tides but have noticed a difference as rising sea levels make the waters rise higher, causing more concern.
Rising water from king tides washes out business on busy Hollywood Broadwalk
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Rising water levels due to king tides affectedseveral popular Broward areas Monday afternoon. The water flooded streets and washed out parking lots in usually busy areas by Fort Lauderdale Beach. King tides crippled businesses on the popular Hollywood Broadwalk, and all the way across State Route A1A, between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Traffic along State Road A1A has been bad due to the three-year repiping construction, and the rising water has made things worse. Those who live in the area are familiar with the annual king tides but have noticed a difference as rising sea levels make the waters rise higher, causing more concern.
Man killed after forklift hit his car in Fort Lauderdale Beach
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A driver of a black Mercedes was dead at the wheel after he collided with a forklift operator on Poinsettia Street in Fort Lauderdale BeachAccording to the Sun-Sentinel, the forks of the forklift were sticking out in the street at the time. The forklift driver was driving toward a construction site and returned to the scene to cooperate with authorities. The area has frequent accidents and also has a blind spot where drivers can't see if the lane is clear. Many neighbors have raised concerns to city officials about the intersection needing a traffic light. Officers have not released the name of the man who was killed.
Ahead of Riptide Fest, Jimmy Eat World Feasts on "Wild, Wacky Year"
And Jimmy Eat World lead singer Jim Adkins agrees. Jimmy Eat World is set to headline day two of the festival, whose undercard spans the rock spectrum, with Reel Big Fish, Switchfoot, Barns Courtney, New Politics, Fuel, and others. Fort Lauderdale isn't the first beach Adkins has played in his 25-plus years fronting Jimmy Eat World, which hails from Mesa, Arizona. After Riptide and looking into 2020, Jimmy Eat World plans to tour Australia, New Zealand, and Canada and will then take another trek through the United States. Between its current tour and the trek that lies ahead, Jimmy Eat World is ready to roll.browardpalmbeach.com
The Ten Best Things to Do in South Florida This Week
7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Park & Ocean, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; eventbrite.com. 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at NSU Art Museum, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; nsuartmuseum.org. 10 p.m. Saturday at W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; eventbrite.com. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; palmbeachdramaworks.org. Wednesday through Sunday along the Intracoastal near 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; flibs.com.browardpalmbeach.com
Body found floating in water on Fort Lauderdale Beach
Police investigate after a man's body was found floating in the water on Fort Lauderdale Beach. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A body was found on the beach Friday morning in Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale police Detective Tracy Figone said a woman walking along the beach came across the body of a man, believed to be in his 40s, floating in the water. The body was found by the rocks near the jetty. This man says he was on the beach as the body was being recovered.
Daily Lineup Announced for Riptide 2019!
FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH, Fla. - The Riptide Music Festival powered by Ford returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach on Saturday, Nov. 23rd and Sunday, Nov. 24th! The Killers & The 1975 are this year's headliners for what is Broward County's Signature Event for 2019! Other big names on the bill include The Revivalists, Silversun Pickups, Judah & The Lion, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Barns Courtney, Matt Maeson, Reel Big Fish, Switchfoot, Fuel, Soul Asylum and many more! SATURDAY will feature The Killers, The 1975, The Revivalists, Judah & The Lion, Silversun Pickups, K. Flay, Shaed, Matt Maeson, White Reaper, Morgxn, Smith & Thell and the Band CAMINO! SUNDAY you'll get to rock out to Catfish and The Bottlemen, Reel Big Fish, SWITCHFOOT, Fuel, Barns Courtney, Soul Asylum, New Politics, Meg Myers iDKHOW and MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
The Ten Best Things to Do in South Florida This Week
When its time to see the Fort Lauderdale Beach fireworks in the distance, this spot has a view like no other. 4:15 to 9 p.m. Friday at Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach; palmbeachzoo.org. Open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and on display through Saturday, September 28 at History Fort Lauderdale, 219 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; historyfortlauderdale.org. 11 a.m. Sunday at Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, 888 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; fortlauderdale.gov. 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hilton West Palm Beach, 600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; eventbrite.com.browardpalmbeach.com