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Leo’s Gourmet Frozen Treats: Ice Cream Flavors Like No Other

Leo’s Gourmet Frozen Treats on North Dixie Highway in Oakland Park is putting a new twist on the idea of an ice cream stand with its alcohol and CBD infused ice cream flavors. Andre Lima and his wife Claudia opened their store front at 4750 North Dixie Highway at the end of 2018. Leo’s Gourmet: […]

What Does the Prospect Road Complete Streets Project Mean for Oakland Park?

The $4.6 million Prospect Park Mobility Improvement Project, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, aims to bring larger bike lanes, improved lighting at the Powerline Road intersection and minor drainage improvements to the area. The project began in April 2020 and has an expected completion date in the spring of 2021. Prospect Road Complete […]

Phone Buddy Program Helps Vulnerable Community

In a time of uncertainty and isolation, the city of Oakland Park and its volunteers have organized a community phone buddy program to connect volunteers with people, buddies, who may not have contact with anyone else. Bruce Garrison, Director of Oakland Park’s Volunteer Corps, came up with the idea. Garrison reached out to all of […]

Staying Fit During Quarantine: Businesses Offer Online Classes

You exercise regularly for months then get derailed by vacation, work or an illness. That’s what countless people are up against now with the closing down of their gyms because of the Coronoavirus (COVID-19). The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines this month to prevent the spread of the respiratory illness. […]

Oakland Park Volunteers Make a Difference

After graduating from the city’s Local Government Academy, or LGA, in 2010, Pat Crowley knew she wanted to give back to the community she’d called home since the 1970’s but didn’t know how. As the president of her condo’s HOA board and still working full time as a payroll specialist for the Ed More Automotive […]

Stoked on Salt: Using Art to Bring Awareness of the Ocean

Lisa Miceli-Capano grew up in Florida and as a child, her family nicknamed her goldfish because they could never get her out of the water. “Having the beach as my backyard only continued to nurture my love for all things ocean-related,” she shared with Living In Oakland Park. Her family vacations always centered around beach […]

Oakland Park Receives $250,000 Energy Grant

Local and county officials gathered for a ceremony Feb. 21 to highlight the upgraded lighting system at Wimberly Fields Park. The city of Oakland Park received a $250,000 grant from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Office of Energy. The grant was used to retrofit energy efficient LED lighting at Wimberly Fields Park. […]

Oakland Park’s Soul Fest: A Hit Despite The Rain

The morning may have started off gray and damp, but Soul Fest went off without complication February 7 at Jaco Pastorius Park on Dixie Highway in Oakland Park. Soul Fest is an annual celebration of black history month and marks contributions and achievements of the African and Caribbean American communities through food, drink, music and […]

The Hardship Behind the Triumph of Oakland Park’s Empanada Loca

If you’ve ever dined at La Empanada Loca on North Dixie Highway in Oakland Park, it’s more than likely that owner William Martinez or a member of his staff has gone out of their way to make you feel like you’re a part of the family. It’s something he prides himself on, actually. Making Customers […]

Bulegreen Makes it to Yelp’s List of Top Places to Eat in the Country

Anyone driving through the center of Oakland Park has likely driven past 3299 North Dixie Highway without giving the business there a second look. They don’t have an exclusive address or a single Michelin star. But according to Yelp’s new list of “Top 100 Places to Eat in 2020,” Bulegreen Café Yard is the number […]

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