Living In Oakland Park

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Peter Pan Diner: Where Customers Are Family

As a native Oakland Parker, I feel confident in calling Peter Pan Diner a staple of the community. This family owned restaurant has called the southeast corner of Oakland Park Blvd and Dixie Hwy its home since its opening in 1979.  The owner, Jeronimos Kourkoumelis, was kind enough to chat with me. He and his […]

Local Artists Honor Fur Babies With One-of-a-Kind Pet Portraits

Whether you have a fur baby, feathered friend or a pet of a different variety, it’s safe to say they are usually a favored member of the family. Some pet owners have taken to having art pieces commissioned in their honor. A canvas of a goofy faced bulldog to place over his doggy bed or […]

Rocking Oakland Park: Painted Rocks Color the City

Over recent weeks we have seen the neighborhood buzzing about artfully decorated stones being found around town. Residents have spotted them outside grocery stores, at the end of their driveways or while out for a stroll. Some of these rocks have inspirational sayings while others have colorful images painted on. So, of course, I decided […]

An Introduction to Our New Captain of Oakland Park BSO: Tammy McNeal

While the community has been adjusting to changes caused by COVID-19 there is one other change that may have slipped under the radar. This past April, longtime Oakland Park Captain Al Hubrig retired from Broward Sheriff’s Office and passed the reins of leadership to his successor, Tammy McNeal. The pair succeeded in making the transition […]

The Magic Behind the Thread and Needles of The Little Seamstress

At first glance The Little Seamstress is a longstanding small business with more than 50 years of customer satisfaction under its belt. Alterations, custom pieces, repairs and fabric sales have been the focus of the company. I had the opportunity to speak with the current owner, Fiona Proserpi, to learn more about her story and […]

Local Businesses Reopen with Safety Measures

Oakland Park businesses have been given the green light to begin reopening for services. Some residents are sighing in relief and looking forward to eating meals away from their dining room table. Others are worried about risks associated with these indulgences. We checked in with local businesses to understand what changes and protections have been […]

Rainbows Shine a Light in Oakland Park

Rainbows are often thought of as a sign of hope and peace after enduring rough weather. While it’s not hurricane season, I’m sure we can agree that the impact of COVID-19 has felt like weathering an unrelenting storm. From one week to the next we had to prepare for a different lifestyle. Our commitments and […]

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