Hurricane Dorian: Be Prepared

Hurricane Dorian
Hollywood's Mayor Encourages Residents to Monitor and Prepare for Hurricane Dorian City of Hollywood Emergency Management staff and public safety personnel are monitoring the track and development of Hurricane Dorian and Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy is encouraging residents to review their hurricane plans and make sure they are prepared for the potential of severe weather and possible hurricane conditions. Heavy rains are expected to occur over portions of the Bahamas, Florida and elsewhere in the southeastern United States later this week and into early next week. The risk of ...

Nick’s Bar on Hollywood Beach aims for September reopening

The last cold beers and rum runners were served over a year ago. When will the next ones flow at Nick’s Bar and Grill on Hollywood Beach? Late September, longtime owner Bob Ferro says. Maybe. He hopes. Renovations began last August on the 40-year-old institution on the Hollywood Broadwalk. “I try not to get aggravated, but the wait is killing me,” Ferro says. What was supposed to be a three-month freshening turned into a gutting and rebuilding, one that keeps bringing unexpected delays and hurdles. The latest setback: the new roof has a leak. It has to be resealed ...

Dim those bright lights or face $1,000 a day in fines on Hollywood beach

dim lights for sea turtles article
The bright lights coming from businesses along Hollywood's Broadwalk might cause confused sea turtle hatchlings to turn toward the shops rather than the sea, city officials say. Florio's of Little Italy got a warning on Tuesday to dim the lights. (Michael Laughlin / South Florida Sun Sentinel/South Florida Sun Sentinel) Bright lights might lead people to your door, but they could also land you a hefty $1,000-a-day fine if you own a home, cafe, condo or business along Hollywood’s oceanfront. That’s because Hollywood is launching a crackdown on every home and business that’s breaking t...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...