Archive for the ‘LIFESTYLE’ Category

5 Pre-Fab Chicken Coops That Aren’t for the Birds

Friday, April 28th, 2017

As raising chickens in one’s backyard goes mainstream, prefab chicken coops are now something to crow about.

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NFL Draft: A Flurry of Trades for Quarterbacks

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The 2017 NFL Draft began like most experts predicted: the Cleveland Browns selected Texas A&M defensive lineman Myles Garrett with the No. 1 pick. Then it completely defied expectations with a set of decisions that could change the landscape of the league for the foreseeable future.

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Specialty pet food distributor severing ties with Chewy.com

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

A Minnesota-based specialty pet food maker is severing its relationship with Chewy.com in the wake of the e-commerce company’s acquisition by big-box retailer PetSmart.

Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc., maker of specialty pet food brands NutriSource, PureVita, and Natural Planet, said in an April 20 statement…

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Emergency workers say Disney’s fireworks causing more brush fires

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Emergency workers say they have been battling more brush fires than usual caused by fireworks from Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

A new staging area for the fireworks is contributing to the problem, said Tim Stromsnes, president of the Reedy Creek Fire & Rescue IAFF Local 2117. Reedy Creek is a taxing…

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Oakland Park will have people dancing in the streets on Friday

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Main Street will come alive with music, food, painting activities and more.

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SOLD: Take a look inside Celine Dion’s $38.5M palace

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Celine Dion’s Jupiter Island palace sells for close to $38.5 million. Read the full story here.

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Miami-Dade teen hugged her brother, then he fatally shot her, cops say

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

A 13-year-old girl has died after authorities say her teenage brother shot her in the back of the head following a birthday hug.

Miami-Dade Police say 17-year-old Martaevious Santiago told officers it was an accident.

They say Santiago told them he was horsing around with his sister Tedra King…

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Weekend preview: Listen up, it’s local music

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

More than 20 things to do in South Florida this weekend and beyond, including new music from Spam Allstars and Surfer Blood, new beers and new tricks with your old dog.

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David Beckham adds new investor to Miami MLS group

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

David Beckham is another step closer to bringing a Major League Soccer franchise to Miami, adding Todd Boehly to his investment group, a source familiar with the discussions confirmed to the Sun Sentinel.

Boehly is a part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the CEO and chairman of Eldridge Industries….

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Child-sex-case fugitive found watching kids at splash pool, investigators say

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

A man being sought in a child pornography investigation was found watching young children as they played at a Pompano Beach splash pool, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

A tip to law enforcement that Patrick Brogie had child pornography on his phone led to his arrest after about a monthlong…

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Event in Boca to pack 125,000 meals for Haiti, still reeling from storm

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

While months have passed since Hurricane Matthew swept through the Caribbean and South Florida, a charity event in Boca Raton aims to help people in Haiti who still are facing a food shortage.

Food for the Poor is looking for volunteers for its second Join the Pack event to help pack and send 125,000…

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Public budget talks get underway in Legislature

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

“Let the games begin.”

With that, Senate Appropriations Chair Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, wrapped up the Legislature’s first budget conference Thursday, with an eye toward completing a budget by Tuesday and ending the session on time by Friday.

The conference includes members of both the House…

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South Florida dumps partially treated human waste offshore, but it’s cleaning up its act

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Over the decades, billions of gallons of partially treated sewage have flushed their way from South Florida toilets to the Atlantic Ocean.

Six plants jettisoned wastewater from outfall pipes in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, releasing massive clouds that cause the surface to look…

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At St. Thomas Aquinas, a dramatically different Signing Day

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, a national football power, holds inaugural Fine Arts Signing Day.

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Hyperloop fits Florida’s tradition of high-speed technology | Editorial

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Florida has a history of speed and technology.

Fred Marriott broke the world land-speed record for automobiles on Ormond Beach in 1906. He hit 127.66 mph in the Stanley Rocket, powered by a steam engine.

John Glenn’s Mercury capsule exceeded 17,360 mph as it blasted from Cape Canaveral to space…

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Lion recovers his pride, and pain-free tooth, after root canal at Zoo Miami

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Any dentist could tell you that patients can get antsy when it comes to root canals. And that seems a way bigger problem when the patient is a 400-pound lion.

Fortunately, Kwame, a 9-year-old male, at Zoo Miami was a model patient, and the operation Wednesday went perfectly.

That was good news…

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Death sentence upheld in murder of Nova Southeastern professor

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Randy W. Tundidor, who was sentenced to death for the 2010 murder of his landlord, Joseph Morrissey, will not be heading back to Broward for a new sentencing hearing, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Tundidor, 50, was asking the court for a new sentencing hearing in light of last year’s…

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Time running out to apply for your school of choice in Palm Beach County

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

For parents disappointed their children were not accepted to a magnet program, take heart: 79 Palm Beach County schools still have room for kids who live outside their boundaries.

One week remains for families to apply to these schools for enrollment next year. More than 3,000 students have already…

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Jury acquits federal agent who shot motorist’s car after Boca road rage incident

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

A federal agent on trial for a 2013 Boca Raton road rage-related shooting while off-duty was acquitted in five minutes by a Palm Beach County jury on Thursday.

The verdict came after Angel Echevarria’s lawyers blasted the filing of charges by prosecutors as “a disgrace,” because the agent was “doing…

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Two men shot dead in Greenacres park

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Two men in their early twenties were shot dead Thursday afternoon at Bowman Park in Greenacres, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Department.

Matthew Makarits, 22, of Lake Worth and Marcus Stukes, 21, residence unknown, were pronounced dead at the scene by Greenacres Fire Rescue personnel,…

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Man accused of armed assault on teens in noisy car is denied bond

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

A Pembroke Pines man accused of armed assault against two teenage neighbors was denied bond during a hearing Thursday in a Broward County court.

“The defendant is charged with crimes to which he is not entitled to bond,” Usan said before Mario Perez, 49, and two rows of the courtroom in downtown…

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Car thieves smash way in and out of Delray dealership — again

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Thieves smashed their way into a Delray Beach car dealership late Wednesday and sped away with at least five cars valued at about $100,000, a manager said.

It was the second such incident in recent months.

Wednesday’s burglary at Delray Hyundai, 501 NE Sixth Ave., happened sometime after 11 p.m.,…

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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there are still two groups bidding for Marlins

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says two groups are still bidding to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria.

Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are involved in one of the groups. Manfred said some reports on the sale have been premature, noting that…

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Dragged passenger reaches settlement with United Airlines

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The United Airlines passenger who was bloodied and dragged down the aisle of a plane after refusing to give up his seat has reached a settlement with the carrier and will not sue the city, attorneys for the passenger said Thursday.

Dr. David Dao, 69, of Elizabethtown, Ky., was one of four passengers…

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Why 2017 is the Year of Frank Lloyd Wright

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The famed architect would have turned 150 this June—and the design world has taken notice with new fabric releases, home tours and a must-see mega-exhibition.

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4 Fetching Bike Bags For Very Discerning Cyclists

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Whether you’re peddling to the farmers market or an after-work affair, these chic bike panniers will sit just as stylishly on your bike as they will on your shoulder.

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Cook Eggs in Your Office Microwave: Two Foolproof Ways

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Want to hard boil or poach an egg to perfection at work? The right microwave egg gadget makes breakfast at the office easy.

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This Honey Cake Tastes Trickier Than It Is

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Moist, rich and not overly sweet, this simple Moroccan cake gets its complex flavor straight from the beehive. Drenched in honey and topped with toasted almonds, it has just a hint of orange blossom.

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Smoky Chicken Enchiladas: 35-Minute Recipe

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

A lasagne-like take on enchiladas, this recipe from Baltimore chef Spike Gjerde requires no rolling of the tortillas. Simply alternate layers of tortilla with a smoky chili-tomato sauce, shredded chicken and cheddar.

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‘Mommy Brain’? No, Pregnancy May Boost Intelligence

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

So much for “Mommy Brain.” Susan Pinker on recent evidence that pregnancy and motherhood seem to make mothers smarter.

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