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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. Photo: Leslie Eckert The Luminaria Tradition The Luminaria tradition began in 1979 as neighbors came together to assemble […]
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Oakland Park Celebrates Good Neighbor Day by Completing Several Good Works Throughout the Community

In the age of information technology in which we are living, 24 hours a day sometimes seems to be insufficient to do everything we have to do in such a short space of time. Absorbed in our thoughts – or rather, in the screens of our smartphones – we don’t realize that interpersonal relationships are […]
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Broward County hosts the International Coastal Cleanup

Every third Saturday in September, for over 20 years, Broward County has participated in the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). This was the 37th year that millions of volunteers around the world tallied the trash found along beaches, streams, parks, and neighborhoods. Spearheaded by community school groups, non-profit organizations, town and city
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Maximizing Out of School Time (MOST) is Oakland Park’s Newest After-School Program

Nearly 7.7 U.S. children participate in after-school programs, but not all after-school programs are created equal. Finding an after-school program that helps your student further develop what they learn during the school day is challenging, and finding one that is affordable can be even more difficult. But if you are a resident of Oakland Park, […]

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