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Oakland Parkers Express Mixed Feelings About the Sale of the Mai Kai

Almost 65 years ago Bob and Jack Thornton, brothers and tiki lovers,  opened the doors of Mai-Kai, Polynesian Restaurant. With its distinctive Polynesian decor, triangle shaped thatched hut roof and exotic tiki pleasures, the restaurant soon became a landmark in Oakland Park and Greater Fort Lauderdale. It also earned its place on the U.S. National […]
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Oakland Park Honors MLK and Celebrates Diversity with New Signage

As the City of Oakland Park works toward building for its second century it also works on embracing diversity.  To that end, on Friday January 15th the City unveiled new signage to reflect its steadfast commitment to diversity. In total the City will install 14 signs in conspicuous locations throughout Oakland Park in order to […]
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Lacuna Design: Transforming Wood Into Custom Art

The dictionary will define “lacuna” as a noun and it is defined two ways. One definition is a blank space, or a missing part. The other definition is a small cavity or pit in an anatomical structure. Though Lacuna Design Studios’ name was inspired by an Italian rock band from Italy, Lacuna Coil, the name […]
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Give, Care, Love: Hope for the Holidays

Christmas came early for many families and children of Oakland Park and surrounding  Broward County residents at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church on December 19th, 2020.  Care4MeBroward,  in conjunction with Teen Girls in Action, Co- Sponsored by Hilson Management and supported by The Teen Alliance Project, Sunshine Community Awareness Program, Mt. Zion African

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