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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Sea Turtle Nesting Season is underway on our beaches.

From March through October these creatures will return to their home beaches to lay eggs. Hollywood residents and beach visitors can help sea turtles during the nesting season by keeping beaches clean, being aware of nesting sites and reducing artificial lighting near beaches that can distract and confuse mothers and hatchlings. Sea turtle hatchlings use light and reflections from the moon to find their way to the water at night. Artificial lighting discourages adult females from nesting on the beach.
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Hollywood’s new lifeguard towers hit the beach – for $2 million

Crews work on the first of Hollywood’s new lifeguard stands on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The tower sits next to an old stand at Liberty Street. Another new tower is at Azalea Terrace to the south. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun Sentinel) Two lifeguard towers stand side by side on Hollywood beach, one old and one new. The battered wooden shack with faded yellow paint has weathered the elements for a quarter of a century. Just a few steps to the north sits the new arrival, a sign of things to come. By the end of the year, 21 stylish new towers will dot the beach. The new l...
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Welcome back Debra Case, the newest addition to the HBBA Board of Directors.

Hope you are all doing well. I wanted to take a brief moment to officially announce the latest addition to our HBBA board of directors. At our last membership meeting there was a unanimous decision made to have Debra Case rejoin our team. Debra brings a wealth of experience, including past HBBA president along with serving as city commissioner for district one for the past 2 years. She also owns a great restaurant on the Broadwalk Ocean Alley! I am pleased and excited having her back as she will be chairing the CRA, Chamber of Commerce and Government affairs topics reporting...
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Special Government Obligation Bond Referendum – Make Your Vote Count

March 12th - Special Government Obligation Bond Referendum - Make Your Vote Count If you order your Mail-In-Ballot now, you will get an instant e-mail confirmation that your request for a ballot for March 12th was received by the Broward Supervisor Of Elections Office (SOE), and that a ballot will be mailed to you in February. www.browardSOE.org Enter your name, date of birth and house number. You can change the address to wherever you want your ballot sent. Here Are Three Ways to Vote and Make Sure Your Vote is Counted You can mail it in if you order it early enough to...
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