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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 […]

Pal K-Rajo: Puerto Rican Pride in Oakland Park

William Martinez, an Oakland Park resident and small business owner, has brought the pride of Puerto Rico to Oakland Park. Originally from New York, William moved to South Florida in 2002 and to the Fort Lauderdale area in 2008. Now he resides in our own city with his husband. He first brought the taste of […]

Mary Ann’s Foster Closet: A Closet Fostered in Love

Wanting to be loved and care for is a basic need for everyone but for a child it is everything. So imagine being a child in the foster care system. For some reason or another your parents have failed you and you are now alone. Your only hope lies in a new family one that […]

Paisa Bites: A Little Corner of Colombia In Oakland Park

Paisa Bites has closed. When one thinks about courage and success, one can think about Tatiana Vasquez and her husband Jefer Restrepo. Against all adversities, odds, and challenges, they have opened their dream establishment called Paisa Bites located at 3499 N. Dixie Hwy, Oakland Park, just south and west of Oakland Park City Hall. The […]

Delightful Fruit Flowers: An Enchanting Surprise

Life can often take unexpected and serendipitous turns when one least expects it. This was the case for Delightful Fruit Flowers’ very own’s owner, Carolina. Delightful Fruit Flowers is located at 115 NW 43rd Court in Oakland Park. They specialize in creating one of a kind edible works of art. Do you like floral arrangements? […]

Artist Charity Ramsey: Turning Hardship Into Soul Art

Frida Kahlo once was quoted as saying, “The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.” If anyone is familiar with Frida Kahlo, one would know that she led a tragic life of pain and misery, bed bound and […]

Salon 51 Helps Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

When you walk through the doors of 51 E Prospect Road in Oakland Park, one sees a clean, inviting, and neatly organized hair salon but what one doesn’t know as that it also conceals a hidden treasure. That treasure is a person, and her name is Barbara Ann, the owner of Salon 51.  Barbara Ann earned […]

Drag It Out: A Second Take on a Good Cause

On Thursday, September 16th, Oakland Park’s Elks Lodge 2407 was filled with glitter, glam, and fierce talent from the ladies at Lips who came to perform for the 2nd annual Drag It Out Take Two Show. Hailing from the Lips Restaurant, we had the decorated hostess Velvet Lenore. With her, we had Lips queens Nicole […]

Oakland Park Elks Team with United Way to Help Veterans

On August 14, 2021 Oakland Park Elks Lodge #2407 had the honor of hosting the State President Suzi Simonelli and First Gentleman Joe Simonelli for breakfast. After a light breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit salad, and toast or bagels, members sponsored a Homeless Veterans Survival Kit event in which 50 backpacks were stuffed with […]

Vicki Rosenthal Creates One of a Kind Piece to Honor Florida Panthers’ Ironman

When people think of sports, one usually thinks about their favorite sport and team. A memorable game or power play may be talked about for days. Hard core fans will feverishly discuss fails or missed opportunities in a very important game. Emotions are invested in teams and in individual players alike. Most often one would […]

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