Fourth of July Celebration

The much anticipated summertime treat of spending the day on the beach with a gathering of family and friends is on its way. Preparations are underway for a fun and music filled day on Thursday, July 4th. The award-winning Blue Wave beach is ready to welcome you.    The celebration concludes with a star spangled offshore fireworks display at 9 p.m.  As we strive to enhance public safety during City of Hollywood Special Events, we ask that alcoholic beverages, backpacks, horns and pets be left safe at your home.    Personal fireworks of all types, spark...
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Dune Master Plan Taskforce Recommendations Community Input Meeting

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On June 25, 2019, the Dune Taskforce will hold a community input meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Beach Community Center, 1301 S Ocean Drive. A brief presentation will be followed by an comment and question session. Free parking will be provided. In 2018, the Hollywood City Commission created a Taskforce to provide recommendations on a Dune Master Plan. The Dune Taskforce members represent barrier island residents and business owners, as well as hotel and restaurant operators. Moffat & Nichol, a consultant hired by the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency, prepare...
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2019 SUNsational Service Award Winners

Hollywood businesses scored 3 of the 11 SUNsational Service Awards presented this year by the Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. That’s the most of any area in the county and shows that Hollywood is a leader in service! More than 130 people were nominated for providing exceptional guest experiences across all sectors of the tourism industry. Take a look at these three amazing staff members from T.Y. Park, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort and Water Taxi who love their jobs and enjoy serving the guests who come to our community. Congratulations to them and the businesses they...
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Hurricane Season Preparedness Meeting

An invitation from the city of Hollywood & The Hollywood Beach Civic Association. Hurricane Season Preparedness Meeting This meeting is to provide residents, condo associations and businesses on the barrier island with general hurricane preparedness information, the importance of heeding evacuation orders, self sufficiency, vulnerable population registry, and overall city operations during a hurricane-related emergency.Latest forecasts point to an active hurricane seasonJune 4th, 2019 at 7 pm.Hollywood Beach Community & Cultural Center1301 South Ocean Dr.Hollywood Beach ...
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They’re like Uber but free: New electric shuttles popping up all over South Florida

Passengers at the beach on Arizona Street inquire about the new electric vehicle shuttle now available in Hollywood. The Sun Shuttle, operated by Circuit, is available for free in downtown Hollywood, on Hollywood Beach and along Federal Highway. To catch a ride, passengers can download the Ride Circuit app, wave down a driver, or go to a designated pick up location. (Mike Stocker / Sun Sentinel) You may have heard that in life there are no free rides. Forget about that. In a growing number of South Florida cities, you really can ride for free. So you’ll have to forego air conditioni...
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Save the date: the next HBBA Meeting is Thursday, April 25th at 2pm

Join us for the next Hollywood Beach Business Association Meeting on Thursday, April 25th From 2pm – 4pm at GG’s Waterfront606 N OCEAN DR, HOLLYWOOD, FL 33019 | 954- 929-7030 Complimentary Parking & Refreshments | Plus 50/50 RaffleMembers can bring in gift certificates and items to raffle or use to promote or network.Speakers & TopicsFDOT, AIA Construction Update Undergrounding of Utilities, CRA Director, Jorge Camejo Groundhog Day Check Presentation for Lifeguard Competition, Chief Bruce Wilkie
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Disaster Preparedness Conference

A platform for business owners and community leaders to participate in Expert Panel Discussions, showcase in a Business Expo and utilize a valuable Resource Guide. HOLLYWOOD, FL -- The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, presents the 2019 Disaster Preparedness Conference: A comprehensive conference supporting the business community by providing valuable information and insightful advice on disaster preparedness. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 18th, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, 1111 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019. Congressw...
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Free to paddle board wherever you want, almost? Hollywood gives it a go

Cat Uden, a Hollywood activist and chairwoman of the local Surfrider chapter, says Hollywood's paddle boarding rules are among the strictest rules in the region. But that's about to change. (Courtesy/Cat Uden) For plenty of South Florida beaches, paddleboarders are just another part of the seascape. Not Hollywood, where you’re more likely to see a pretty umbrella in the sand than a swift paddleboarder in the ocean. Paddlers say that’s because Hollywood is known for having strict rules when it comes to their sport. That’s about to change. Paddlers, led by Surfrider champ Cat...
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The CRA invites you to join us at a community meeting

The CRA invites you to join us at a community meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 9am to 12noon at the Garfield Community Center where we will inform residents and business owners of the FPL equipment necessary for the undergrounding of overhead utilities along SR A1A from Arizona to Sheridan Streets. Some of the equipment types are transformers and switch cabinets among others. During this meeting we will learn about the equipment, sizes and their location. The CRA’s FPL undergrounding expert consultant will be on hand to discuss flexibility and limitations on the equipment locati...
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Boca Raton company buying back plastic straws in exchange for eco-friendly alternative

Robert Stillman, founder and CEO of FarFromBoring Promotional Products in Boca Raton, will begin buying back plastic straws as well as selling paper straws as an alternative to plastic. (File photo) As more municipalities and businesses move away from plastic straws, one company that already offers an alternative is offering to buy them back. FarFromBoring Hospitality is offering to swap out local establishments’ current stocks of up to 20,000 plastic straws. The company founded an alternative paper straw called rhino straws, which it says is eco-friendly and reasonably priced. It’s...
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