Rebuilding Lives: A BSO Deputy’s Compassion in the Face of Tragedy

Featured Image : Gigi’s belated Birthday Party attendees pose for a photo with her and her mom. In late August, a devastating head-on collision involving an alleged drunk driver forever changed the lives of Jessica Aguirre and her 10-year-old daughter, Eugenie “Gigi” Lara. Amid extensive medical bills, physical and emotional trauma, and more than eight […]

Bonnet House: A Hidden Gem of Art, History, and Nature Close to Home

Next time you’re searching for an activity for the whole family, visit Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, an enchanting 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum. Bonnet House is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that exudes an irresistible charm, offering a blend of art, history, and nature. The best part is that it is just a stone’s […]

Oakland Park Photographer Michael Murphy Wins Business Icon of the Year 2023 Award

The world of photography is one where moments become memories and emotions are immortalized through the lens. At the heart of the photography industry in Oakland Park is Michael Murphy, a second-generation native South Floridian who was not only crowned the Best Photographer by the Oakland Park Business Association (OPBA), but also honored as the […]

Building Character and Community: Boy Scout Owen Emerson Leads Beautification Project

In an inspiring event organized by Boy Scout Eagle Troop 512, a dedicated group of young individuals joined forces to make a positive impact on the community through a hands-on clean-up initiative. Led by Owen Emerson, a passionate 17-year-old soon-to-be Eagle Scout, the project aimed to beautify an area outside of the Oakland Park Elks […]

Local Non-Profit, Multi-Award Winning Theater Inspires Others by Highlighting LGBTQ+ Issues

Island City Stage, the recipient of numerous Carbonell and Silver Palm Awards, including two Carbonell Awards (the South Florida Tonys) for Best Production of a Play, is a professional regional theatre located in Wilton Manors. They are committed to sharing engaging and inspiring stories of universal interest that appeal to diverse audiences while often exploring […]

The Brooks Family: Calling Oakland Park Home Since 1948

In July 1929, a small city named Floranada was dissolved and replaced by a new city: Oakland Park. While Oakland Park didn’t experience its first major population boom until the 1960s and 70s, many farmers and ranchers called the small town their home. One of the first families to take up residence in Oakland Park […]

Oakland Park Residents Weigh in on the Pros and Cons of Airbnbs

In 2007, Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia decided to rent out air mattresses in their San Francisco apartment to conference attendees after all hotel rooms in the area were booked. They called the air mattress rental service “Air Bed and Breakfast.” Just a year later, the two men founded Airbnb, an online marketplace that acts […]

Botanica Ifa Aldebi Offers Spiritual Guidance and Religious Goods

Botanica Ifa Aldebi is a local shop that sells religious and spiritual goods catering to Osha, Ifa, and Espiritismo (Spiritism). Whether you’re looking to practice your religion that doesn’t have much representation in Oakland Park or you’re simply looking for spiritual guidance, this shop is your go-to destination. Introducing the Owner: Carolina Ibarra Carolina Ibarra […]

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