Local Artist Claudia Aguilera brings Color and Inclusion to Oakland Park

Artist Claudia Aguilera was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, and moved to the United States at 19. Now 39 and living in Fort Lauderdale, her journey with art started when she was much younger. Aguilera’s grandmother was a drawing teacher. She always asked for her grandmother’s critique and, under her watchful eye, deepened her composition and […]

A Woman’s Dream Turns Into a Little Wild Beauty

What do rescue cats, a sought-after Airstream, a pandemic, a new baby, and a hairdresser have in common? Perhaps something a Little Wild. Oakland Park resident Jesse Johnson, an experienced hair stylist, unexpectedly found her new calling. An avid cat rescuer, during hurricane Irma she found herself worried about not only her home and family, […]

New Sprouts Opening in Old Kmart Location

Soon Oakland Park residents will have another option to choose from. Sprouts will be located at the former Kmart site at 700 E Oakland Park Boulevard. Sprouts announced on its Facebook page that the Oakland Park store will be opening Friday, January 14th at 7:00 AM Sprouts prides itself on bringing customers organic and natural […]

The Future of Dr. Carter G. Woodson Park

On Wednesday, December 8th, a community meeting took place for improvements needed at Carter G. Woodson Park, located in Harlem McBride. The meeting was held at the Collins Community Center at 6:30 PM. Some city employees present were City Manager David Hebert, Mayor Michael Carn, Commissioner Mitch Rosenwald, and Vice Mayor Aisha Gordon via Zoom. […]

More Bedding and Bath: A Little Shop of Creature Comforts

More Bedding and Bath is located at 1103 NE 34th Court, Oakland Park, across the street from the Art Park. The store officially opened in July, but the grand opening with the City took place in early October 2021. Situated in a small plaza, don’t let the unassuming storefront fool you. More Bedding and Bath […]

Oakland Park’s Most Decked-Out Halloween House

Many Oakland Parkers enjoy decorating for holidays, and then some make it a lifestyle. Oakland Park residents Linda Mills, Jim Resien, Andy Hanken, and Linda’s fiancé David Reisen are the masterminds behind Oakland Park’s most decked-out house, located at 798 NE 38th Street. From left ro right: Jim Reisen, Andy Hanken, Linda Mills and David […]

An Unusual Start for Students at Rickards Middle School

Oakland Park Middle Schoolers are temporarily attending neighboring schools while work begins at James S. Rickards Middle school. In March of 2020, the school suffered a devastating roof collapse in the media center. The room was not occupied at the time, and the county reported no severe injuries. The cause of the collapse is currently […]

Nikima’s Butterfly Garden: The Garden That Love Made

Planted in an ample outdoor space outside of Lola’s Market, 2501 NE 13th Avenue, Wilton Manors, is Nikima’s Butterfly Garden. The garden, planted by Roxanne “Rocky” Haubrich, honors seven beloved BSO family members that were taken by COVID-19. Honoring Victims of COVID-19 and Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting The garden features a small mural dedicated to Deputy […]

The Air Conditioning Scheme: A Hot Scam in Oakland Park

It starts with a knock on the door. A legitimate-looking person in a uniform informs you that your older air conditioning unit runs on R-22, aka “Freon,” which is now illegal in the state. They then tell you that you must upgrade your air conditioning system, or the state of Florida will charge you $90.00 […]

4 Top Mechanics in Oakland Park

Oakland Park residents often frequent the Living in Oakland Park Group looking for recommendations. One of the most frequently asked is, “Who can recommend a good mechanic/shop in Oakland Park?”. Choosing a mechanic can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Second to a home, a car is one of our most significant investments. […]

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