Justin Flippen Manatee Contest Honors Late Wilton Manors Mayor

On February 25, 2020, Wilton Manors and surrounding communities experienced a devastating loss as Wilton Manors Mayor Justin Flippen passed away. Justin was passionate about education, creativity, and supporting children. In 2019, Justin Flippen had the idea and worked with artist, Claudia Castillo, and real estate agent, Ron Falk to host a manatee contest in […]

Oakland Park Neighborhood Continues Christmas Eve Luminaria Tradition

Traditions are passed down from one generation to the next and hold valuable meaning to those who participate in them, especially during the holiday season. On Christmas Eve, one Oakland Park neighborhood continued its sacred Luminaria tradition. Glowing streets of Oakland Park adorned with the warm radiance of paper luminaries. The Luminaria Tradition The Luminaria […]

Santa Express Delivers Smiles All Over Oakland Park

This past December 18 seemed like a regular old day in Oakland Park. However, for 50 kids December 18th was anything but ordinary. That day, with the help of Oakland Park Firefighters, the Santa Express roared to life and went around delivering smile after smile to kid after kid. Getting Ready to Ride While the […]

Oakland Park Facilities Bond Projects Update 2022

Oakland Park City Staff presented a Facilities Projects Update to the City Commission at the November 30th City Commission meeting. The Facilities projects are part of the City’s Bond Program and are moving along quickly. Municipal Building Enhancements The first project that has been completed is the hardening of the Municipal Building located on North […]

How One Mom Reached Her Pinnacle Designing Athleisure Wear

Like most mom’s, Mon’Shari Wilder is dedicated absolutely to being the best mother she can be. From the moment her son was born, she knew she wanted to be a part of every aspect of his life. She wanted to participate in his school activities and be able to provide him with after school or […]

Oakland Park Breaks Ground On The Sky Building

A Giant Leap for Oakland Park The City of Oakland Park took a small step toward the modernization of its downtown and a giant leap toward Building for its Second Century this afternoon when it broke ground on the Sky Building. Residents, city commissioners, city employees, NR Investments, the project’s developer, Stiles construction, and other […]

The Santa Express Roars Back to Life

The Santa Express Delivers Christmas Magic It was 2010 when Concetta Pignataro, Lieutenant at Oakland Park Fire Rescue, had the desire to do something really different for Christmas. She wanted to do something so amazing it would put a big smile on children’s faces and gift them with a memory that would last a lifetime. […]

7 Tips to Avoid Holiday Scams

It’s holiday season, the most favorite time of the year and time to celebrate!  The holidays bring joy, time off from work and days spent with family, but they can also be accompanied by added stressors. Whether you’re stretching your finances to afford presents, struggling with travel plans or rushing to get everything done before […]

Oakland Park Swears In Two New City Commissioners

New Commissioners Are Sworn into the Oakland Park City Commission At the beginning of the City Commission meeting on Wednesday November 30, 2022 the  City of Oakland Park held a Swearing-In Ceremony its two Commissioners, Steven R. Arnst and Tim Lonergan. The two new commissioners took Oath of Office, but not for the first time! […]

Woman Found Deceased on I95 Near Oakland Park Boulevard Exit

In the early morning of December 1, 2022, Oakland Park BSO deputies and Fire Rescue responded to a call regarding an incident on I95 involving a body lying next to a vehicle. The vehicle was on the south bound lanes near the Oakland Park Boulevard exit. When emergency crews arrived Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) was […]

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