Future of the Craft: Fat Tap Beer Bar and Eatery Promotes Beer Series

Fat Tap’s new series, Future of the Craft, kicked off its first series which was all about IPA’s. For non-craft beer drinkers, IPA stands for India Pale Ale. Legend has it that back in the 1700’s England had a large colonial presence in India and an even larger appetite for beer. The voyage to India […]

Oakland Park, Meet Matilda The Mannequin!

Most of us have passed her on our daily commutes down Dixie Highway. She stands outside of Oakland Park’s Auto Shop, a Mom and Pop auto repair shop  located at 3185 N. Dixie Highway one block north of Oakland Park Boulevard. There she stands all day long. Unassuming. Her outfits are typical of the climate. […]

Community Pulls Together to Make a Christmas Miracle on 33rd St.

This past Sunday, after a routine church service at the Mount Zion AME Church in Oakland Park, several organizations pulled together under one roof to meet the needs of the families and children in their community. Christmas gifts were collected and distributed alongside much needed bags of food as part of the church’s monthly food […]

Holiday Cheer at the Wilton Manors Art Walk

On the corner of Wilton Drive and NE 6th Ave, across from the Shoppes of Wilton Manors, you can find a small pocket of artists gathering and sharing their talents. From paint pouring, to crystals, chakra paintings and watercolor portraits, the cozy holiday Art Walk was buzzing with creativity despite the inclement weather looming over […]

Christmas Last Minute Gifts You Can Buy from Locals

The holiday hustle and bustle is upon us. Most of us are being pulled in a few different directions. With so many demands upon us on top of all our normal daily responsibilities it is very possible that we may forget to buy a gift for someone. And what about that last minute holiday get […]

Old Kmart Site: What Happened at the 2nd Participation Meeting

Oakland Park’s latest neighborhood participation meeting was held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at Collins Community Center. The topic of discussion was the future of the long-abandoned Kmart site located on Oakland Park Boulevard and N.E. 6th Avenue which has been closed since November 2014. A New Luxury Rental Community? The current site plan is […]

Christmas Angels Receive a Special Visit

They are quiet, they are unassuming, but they are every day angels. Let me introduce you to Angel Alvarez and Hunter Miller, the angels next door.  This inconspicuous couple, fathers of three, grandfathers of two have some of the biggest hearts in Broward County. Seven years ago they started a charity called Christmas for the […]

Ugly Sweater Contest: Local Bar Gets in the Spirit!

Question: What do you get when you mix great independent beers, delicious flatbreads, and ugly holiday sweaters? A fun filled night at Fat Tap Beer Bar and Eatery! As Oakland Park grows there are more and more options for great places to eat and drink. Fat Tap Beer Bar and Eatery is one of those […]

Oakland Park’s 4th Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Competition

This past Friday, December 6th Oakland Park Oakland Park kicked off its 4th annual Holiday Village with a Tree Lighting Ceremony. Santa was ushered in with the help of the Northeast High School marching band. Along with Mayor Sparks he lit the giant Christmas tree and the menorahs and the party was on! Click here […]

Oakland Parkers Discuss The Future of Central Park

Oakland Park’s December Community Facilities Meeting was held at Collins Community Center on December 5th, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Residents and business owners were invited to join representatives from +LAB Architect and Zyscovich Architects along with city employees to explore the city’s vision for the upcoming library, fire station, community center and surrounding park area […]

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