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Thomas B Eisaman - class of 1971

November 18, 2018 by Shelly Eisaman (Register to contact)

I regret to tell you all that my brother and best friend passed away on November 16, 2012. We miss him dearly

aTrolla Music Festival

March 9, 2017 by Jaylene Goehring Moss (Register to contact)

To protect privacy, contact info has been removed from this post. Register to see the original with contact info.

We have started a series of music festivals that features the bands of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Our first festival is in Dallas on May 6th. Our second festival will be in Atlanta on the October 7-8th. Please check us out at *****.com and like us on Facebook! Hope to see you there!

Dusty Hendon has Gone to his maker

February 21, 2017 by Jim Sadler (Register to contact)

Noted musician and friend Dusty Hendon has passed. He was a remarkable tubist.

ATTN: FLHS Class of 1964 -- to anyone who knew Clarence "Buddy" Rudolph

September 25, 2016 by Deborah Capuano (Register to contact)

I am not myself an FLHS alumni, but I joined this page in order to post the following: Clarence "Buddy" Rudolph, FLHS 1964, passed away on August 29, 2016. Services will be held at Covenant Teaching Fellowship, 1834 Plunkett St. Hollywood, FL, on Saturday, October 1 at 3:00 PM.

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Deaths in South Florida: 6/19  Sun Sentinel

To place a Sun Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. TAMARAC, FL - Harold E. King, 82, formerly of MA, passed ...

Flying L’s pitcher looking to build on strong freshmen performance  Sun Sentinel

Dylan Bridges just completed his freshman year as a pitcher for the Fort Lauderdale High School Flying L's varsity club and if he can continue to improve on his ...

Student Leader, Cambridge Scholar: Fort Lauderdale Senior Thinks Globally  NBC 6 South Florida

A senior, Watson is going from student government leader at Fort Lauderdale High School to the prestigious University of Chicago.

Mystery illness strikes dozens of students at Fort Lauderdale high school  WPLG Local 10

One adult and 26 students fell ill "almost simultaneously" Monday at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, authorities said.

Luncheon celebrates Fort Lauderdale High School teachers  Sun Sentinel

Before the first school bell of the year rang, Church United showed 175 faculty and staff members at Fort Lauderdale High School some appreciation through a ...

Fort Lauderdale, Stranahan football teams hope to be included in David Beckham's Lockhart Stadium plans  Sun Sentinel

While the city of Fort Lauderdale and David Beckham's Inter Miami CF Major League Soccer club make plans to revitalize Lockhart Stadium for South Florida's ...

NBC 6 Brag About Your School: Fort Lauderdale High School  NBC 6 South Florida

How many schools have a Half Century Alumni Club? In South Florida, most aren't old enough. Fort Lauderdale High School is one of the exceptions.

Broward Schools To Commemorate Parkland Shooting With A Day of Service and Love  CBS Miami

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter. PARKLAND (CBSMiami) — February 14, 2018 is a day that that no one in South Florida will ever forget. It's the day ...

SWAG on 6: Fort Lauderdale High School's Jayanne Forrest  NBC 6 South Florida

A South Florida student is excelling in numerous aspects of her education, both inside the school and in extracurriculars. Jayanne Forrest is a Student Working ...

Mother mourns teen skateboarder fatally hit by truck in Fort Lauderdale  WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida mother is mourning the death of her son after he was fatally hit by a truck in Fort Lauderdale while ...

Cardinal Gibbons High inducts new Athletic Hall of Fame members  Sun Sentinel

Families and friends of the Cardinal Gibbons Chiefs nation gathered at the 16th annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to honor the 2018-2019 class ...

Electric scooters invade Fort Lauderdale  WPLG Local 10

In early November, hundreds of dockless electric scooters popped up all over Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale High celebrates 100th graduating class  Sun Sentinel

On Thursday, city leaders and alumni gathered at South Florida's oldest, continuously-functioning school as it celebrated its 100th graduating class.

Blanche Ely holds off Miramar comeback to earn spot in Big 8 finals against Dillard  Sun Sentinel

Blanche Ely fended off a ferocious Miramar comeback to earn a spot in the BCAA Big 8 finals. Dillard took down Deerfield Beach in the second semifinal and will ...

Deaths in South Florida: 12/9  Sun Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around South Florida published in the Sun Sentinel.

Fort Lauderdale High Students Stage Gun Control Protest

With chants of "lives over guns" and "lock up the politicians, lock up the ammunition," a group of Fort Lauderdale High School students protested Tuesday in ...

Fort Lauderdale High hosts centennial celebration  Sun Sentinel

Alumni and current students gathered at Broward's oldest and continuously running school to commemorate its 100th anniversary with the Halls of Time, ...

Broward County Commission considers expansion of Nova Southeastern University campus - South Florida  South Florida Business Journal

The county will also vote on residential, industrial and self-storage projects.

Deaths in South Florida: 4/9  Sun Sentinel

To place a Sun Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. Michelle "Mich" Yvonne Raymond, 67, of Deerfield Beach, ...

Deaths in South Florida: 5/19  Sun Sentinel

To place a Sun Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. Pauline Desrochers Frobel, 86, of Hollywood Florida passed ...

Recognizing the importance of substitute teachers | Opinion  Sun Sentinel

Our schools rely on thousands of substitute teachers to step-in for the good of our students.

Deaths in South Florida: 5/8  Sun Sentinel

To place a Sun Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Kenneth C.

Deaths in South Florida: 11/27  Sun Sentinel

To place a Sun Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. Sybil Goren Henry, born October 15, 1946, in Providence, ...

Local Alabama, Clemson signees predict national title results  Sun Sentinel

Fort Lauderdale's Kaleb Boateng, a Clemson signee, and St. Thomas Aquinas' Braylen Ingraham, an Alabama signee, predict who will win the national ...

Gulfstream K-8 Academy Give Kids a Chance to Grow  NBC 6 South Florida

Three years ago, Broward County Public Schools combined an elementary school and the middle school next door to create Gulfstream K-8 Academy in ...

Worst schools in Broward Public Schools District  Local 10

WORST 10 ON VIOLENCE: About 45 percent of the school's reports were on fights. It was also among 3 in Broward placing 3rd in the state for having the most ...

Creepy clowns threaten to come to a school near you: Broward, Palm Beach schools taunted online  Sun Sentinel

The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office found the creepy clown-threat craze plaguing the nation worthy of a #StopClowningAround Twitter warning this week.

No. 8 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) roughs up Fort Lauderdale  USA TODAY High School Sports

Thanks to Hurricane Matthew, No. 8 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) had two weeks to think about its triple-overtime loss at No. 1 Bishop Gorman (Las ...

Florida middle school students hospitalized after eating THC-laced gummy bears  WPLG Local 10

MULBERRY, Fla. - Multiple students at a Florida middle school were hospitalized Thursday after eating THC-laced gummy bears. At least five students at ...

South Broward High now a Cambridge International School  Sun Sentinel

When students returned to South Broward High School, it wasn't any ordinary start to the school year. Over the summer, the Bulldogs achieved Cambridge ...

Losing Battle: Fort Lauderdale's Most Elite School -- Pine Crest -- Reels From 99 Days of Ill-Fated Leadership  New Times Broward-Palm Beach

On the day Hank Battle came to town in January, possibility was in the air at Pine Crest School. Construction crews jackhammered away at a new upper-school ...

Miramar tops Stranahan to capture first BCAA Big 8 crown  Sun Sentinel

Miramar takes down Stranahan in the BCAA Big 8 final, the first title game appearance for each school.

Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Senior Embodies Perseverance, Academic Brilliance  NBC 6 South Florida

He's the lead attorney on his school's mock trial team, but that's just the starting point to describe Gerbenn Seraphin, the big man on campus at Law Enforcement ...

Fewer students walk out in gun protest. But numbers don't tell the story.  Broward Politics

Friday is the National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools, coinciding with the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre.

Dillard feted as one of nation's top hoop teams  Sun Sentinel

Coming off state title run, Dillard was celebrated by MaxPreps on Friday as one of the nation's top basketball teams.

National Walkout Day: Students from Stoneman Douglas and across U.S. call for safety, gun control  Broward Politics

Thousands of schools across the country are readying for a walkout of students, one month after the deadly Marjory Stoneman Douglas High shooting in ...

Arming teachers is a well-intentioned but ill-conceived idea | Opinion  Sun Sentinel

So the Pinellas County sheriff leading the Stoneman Douglas investigating commission believes that “trained, volunteer teachers” should be allowed to carry ...

West Broward cadets take county title in ROTC drill meet  Sun Sentinel

West Broward High School's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) squad recently rose to the occasion with top honors at the 2016 Broward County ...

Broward Schools to Host Church Accused of Bigotry

A contract between Broward County Public Schools and Celebration Church Fort Lauderdale has some members of the LGBT community accusing school ...

Fort Lauderdale settles excessive force suit for $75,000  Sun Sentinel

Commissioners agreed to pay $75,000 Tuesday to settle a lawsuit brought by a teenage girl stopped by a Fort Lauderdale officer she feared was a "crazy ...

Parkland shooting looms large in the Broward County School Board race  CNN

An incumbent, the father of a Parkland shooting victim and a college student are running for Broward County School Board. For all three, this race is personal.

Brag About Your School: Davie's Western High School  NBC 6 South Florida

What happens when mild-mannered history teacher Peter Viola decides to get into character? He transforms into MC Hero D (a tribute to ancient Greek historian ...

Meet the candidate: Forest Blanton, Florida State House of Representatives District 84  TCPalm

To help inform voters ahead of the 2018 elections, the Editorial Board of TCPalm/Treasure Coast Newspapers is asking candidates in local, state and national ...

After Hurricane Irma, Bahia Cabana falls apart  WPLG Local 10

Conrad Lauzon used to be a regular at Fort Lauderdale's Bahia Cabana, a 70-room hotel and marina complex built in 1972.

Database: 2016 South Florida school grades - South Florida Sun-Sentinel  Sun Sentinel

The Florida Department of education released its grades for schools across the state on Friday. Use the table below to see how schools in South Florida ...

Sonny Lovern, 88, owned Ford dealership  Sun Sentinel

Elmer "Sonny" Johnson Lovern, Jr. knew the car business. He was the son of the manager of a booming Ford dealership – the only one at the time in Broward ...

No. 14 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) cruises past crosstown foe Fort Lauderdale  USA TODAY High School Sports

Junior running back Daniel Carter scored four first-half touchdowns and No. 14 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) left little doubt after that in rolling past ...

Nikolas Cruz Arraigned In Court, Waives Hearing His Charges  WUSF News

Nikolas Cruz was back in a Broward County courtroom Wednesday in front of Circuit Court Judge Elizabeth Scherer. With his head down, Cruz sat silent.

Dillard keeps Hemingway as full-time football coach  Sun Sentinel

Ricky Hemingway was hired as permanent coach for the Dillard football team after he was named interim coach following Lorenzo Davis' resignation.

Don Zimmer, Fort Lauderdale architect, dies at 71  Sun Sentinel

Don Zimmer, the owner of his namesake architect firm since 1976, died at his Fort Lauderdale home Wednesday from colon cancer.

Cardinal Gibbons swim coach Dillon retires  Sun Sentinel

After coaching several swimmers to individual state championships during a 19-year run, Duffy Dillon is calling it a career. The Cardinal Gibbons swimming and ...

Queen of Soca Alison Hinds to Perform at Miami Broward Junior Carnival  South Florida Caribbean News

Join Miami Broward Junior Carnival as they celebrate young people with their annual Jr. Carnival Parade of Bands and a performance by Alison Hinds.

Education on 6: Code Red Drills Prepare Students for Active Shooter Threat  NBC 6 South Florida

After the unspeakable tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, it seemed everyone learned about Code Red drills.

Florida hopes 'a good man with gun' trumps a lunatic with AR-15 | Fred Grimm  Sun Sentinel

It has become the gospel according to the NRA. That a "good man with a gun" could stop the kind of horrifying gun violence that erupted in Parkland last month.

Smooth talker who conned political elite now accused of taking $3M fraud to the skies  Broward Politics

The first time Robert Charles “Chas” Brady got in legal trouble, prosecutors said his exploits reminded them of the Leonardo DiCaprio character in the movie ...

Teen preps for career through BSO Explorers  Sun Sentinel

Olivia Johnson is just 15 years old and well on her way to a career in law enforcement. The Oakland Park resident credits the Broward Sheriff's Office Explorers ...

No more valedictorians in Broward?  Sun-Sentinel

Like chalkboards, woodshop and home ec classes, another school staple may be on its way out. The Broward School Board may eliminate a long-established ...

Teens on Team USA at international surf rescue challenge in New Zealand  Sun Sentinel

For three Broward County teenagers, having the opportunity to represent Team USA in international competition is a pretty big deal. Combining that with a trip to ...

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Best Broward Public High Schools  Coral Springs Talk

By: Sharon Aron Baron. According to U.S. News & World Report, Parkland is home to one of Broward County Public Schools best high schools along with 15 ...

Tesla crash that killed two Florida teens probed by NTSB investigators  USA TODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that it was sending four investigators to probe a Tesla Model S crash that killed ...

As teachers flee classrooms, thousands of students wait for permanent instructor  Sun Sentinel

Almost three months into the school year, thousands of public school students in South Florida still don't have a permanent teacher —a problem expecte.

Stonewall Returns to Wilton Manors June 16th | Local | News | SFGN Articles

Stonewall will return to Wilton Manors, and so will the optional $5 entry fee. Organizers for the Stonewall Pride Parade and Festival, held Saturday, June 16 ...

Top 100 Florida Public High Schools

Land O' Lakes, FL - U.S. News & World Report has released its 2016 high school rankings. Find out where your local school stands.

Deerfield Beach, Cardinal Gibbons roll into BCAA Big 8 semis  Sun Sentinel

Deerfield Beach bounced Hallandale from the 2017 BCAA Big 8 quarterfinals with a 65-56 verdict at Fort Lauderdale High School.

College dreams dashed by a 17-year-old immigration paperwork mistake  Miami Herald

For Haitian immigrant Minaldy Cadet, getting into Boston College was a dream come true. But an issue with his immigration status prevented him from accepting ...

How will the Arizona Football recruiting class finish for 2019?  FanSided

We're winding down in recruiting for the class of 2019, and as teams prepare to go through the early signing period, the Arizona Football team is still doing quite ...

Broward, Dade standouts to clash in annual All-Star football game  Sun Sentinel

Some of South Florida's most talented football players will be on display this weekend in the Dade vs. Broward All-Star Football Game. The annual game ...

Earnest/Tighe Law Firm Welcomes Cindy Reilly to the Firm  Law Firm Newswire

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2017 - The Earnest/Tighe Law Firm, P.A./EastSide Title, Inc. is pleased to announce that Cindy Reilly has ...

South Florida Water Polo Club college combine a first to make a big splash  Sun Sentinel

The Pompano Beach Aquatic Center can take pride in the fact that it recently became the first swimming facility in Florida to host a water polo college combine.

Broward Education Foundation Inductees to the 2015 Hall of Fame of Distinguished Alumni  South Florida Reporter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Broward Education Foundation has announced the inductees to the 2015 Hall of Fame of Distinguished Alumni, which honors ...

Ted Gore, former president of Fort Lauderdale News, dies at 88  Sun-Sentinel

Theodore T. Gore Sr., the former president of the Fort Lauderdale News, died Saturday at Holy Cross Hospital.

Brag About Your School: Plantation's American Heritage School  NBC 6 South Florida

The list of superlatives associated with American Heritage School in Plantation is long. Really long. Brag About Your School visits the renown local academic ...

Westminster's James Scasserra: Broward's 2016 3A-2A-1A Soccer Player of the Year  Sun Sentinel

Westminster Academy senior forward James Scasserra is the Sun Sentinel's Class 3A-2A-1A boys soccer Player of the Year for Broward County.

SWAG on 6: Miami Senior High School’s Tommy Collins  NBC 6 South Florida

My colleague, Trina Robinson, asked me what this week's #SWAGon6 student did to make him a Student Working At Greatness. My reply, and I'm paraphrasing, ...

Wilton Manors to Host Complete Streets Public Forum  PR Newswire

WILTON MANORS, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Complete streets, an international movement in which roadways are designed for multi-use to ...

This casino town has a dark side — conspiracies, ‘corruption’ and calls for a takeover  Bradenton Herald

Hallandale Beach's city commission has been rife with dysfunction and conflict in recent years. With the arrest of Mayor Joy Cooper, one commissioner is now ...

Jack Nelson, legendary swim coach, dies at 82  Sun Sentinel

Jack Nelson, one of the most influential figures in Fort Lauderdale's swimming scene, died Wednesday morning from complications related to Alzheimer's ...

UF grad who set up school after Hurricane Katrina dies  The Independent Florida Alligator

Brian Dassler could rattle eight lines of poetry in 30 seconds.

Democratic governor candidates (minus one) facing off in debates including tonight in Miramar  Broward Politics

Four of the five Democratic candidates for Florida governor are facing off in mid-June debates. Here's how to watch the events featuring Andrew Gillum, Gwen ...

Running: Fitniche in Lakeland named one of country's top running stores  The Ledger

Fitniche, at Lakeside Village, the main source for running shoes and apparel in Lakeland, has been chosen as one of the top four run stores in a nationwide ...

Schools grades released: Palm Beach performs best in South Florida  Sun Sentinel

Florida's public schools received their 2015 grades Friday – months later than usual – amid criticism the marks were flawed and incomplete. Broward schools ...

Alphas 39th Annual Men of Tomorrow Banquet features South Florida's best and brightest  Westside Gazette

Alphas 39th Annual Men of Tomorrow Banquet features South Florida's best and brightest. Civil Rights attorney Parks provided the keynote address during the ...

Mayme Griffin, member of pioneering family, dies at 88  Sun Sentinel

Mayme "Pee Wee" Griffin, member of a pioneering South Florida family, died Aug. 5 at 88.

NBC 6 Brag About Your School - Cutler Bay Senior High School  NBC 6 South Florida

You've heard of boutique hotels. How about a boutique high school? The label fits Cutler Bay Senior High, a public, all-magnet school with only 480 students.

Woman essentially 'waterboarded' during torture episode in Hollywood, prosecutor says  Sun Sentinel

A Hollywood man is accused of attempted murder and other charges in a battery case in which a state prosecutor told a judge that the defendant, Freddy Elias.

SWAG on 6: Krop High School's Ben Manley  NBC 6 South Florida

Ben Manley is a virtuoso musician who has also earned straight “A's” taking all AP and honors classes during his four years at Dr. Michael Krop Senior High ...

Sender of drug-laced jail mail sentenced to prison  Sun Sentinel

A chemical engineer who mailed postcards laced with a hallucinogenic drug to inmates in the Broward County jail was sentenced to federal prison.

Parents of Girl Shot at Dillard Get Settlement  NBC Miami

Broward school board to pay $525000 in shooting of 15-year-old.

Deputies fatally shoot bank robbery suspect in Pompano Beach  Sun Sentinel

Four Broward Sheriff's deputies were involved in the fatal shooting Thursday of a bank robbery suspect in Pompano Beach, the agency said.

Rick Pitino playing? Legendary coach laces up for Masters Championships in Coral Springs  Sun Sentinel

Rick Pitino, the legendary basketball coach at Louisville, laced up his sneakers for the first time in 25 years so he could participate Tuesday in the annual ...

The 'good guy' bank robber: A double life ends in a hail of deputies' bullets  Sun Sentinel

Bank robbery suspect killed by deputies in Pompano Beach led a life kept secret from those who loved him.

Northeast Floridas regional school chief replaced  Florida Times-Union

State education officials have replaced the person responsible for helping Northeast Florida improve its faltering schools because they wanted someone with ...

Deputies identified in fatal Pompano shooting  Sun Sentinel

Four Broward Sheriff's deputies involved in the fatal shooting of bank robbery suspect Charles Allen Ziegler in Pompano Beach were identified Monday by their ...

U.S. soccer leader Alejandro Bedoya set for sweet South Florida homecoming  Sun Sentinel

Alejandro Bedoya's long, challenging road to a leadership role on the U.S. men's national soccer team is set to include a sweet South Florida homecoming.

Pompano Piranhas swimmers earn gold in Junior Olympics and Senior Championships  Sun Sentinel

The Pompano Piranhas competitive swim program has six reasons to celebrate as six of their swimmers struck gold at the recent Florida Gulf Coast 14 and ...

Parkland native leads armed forces team to ASA title  Sun Sentinel

Former Cardinal Gibbons High School athlete April Ortenzo committed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2010, and five years later, she's an ...

Brag About Your School: Poinciana Park Elementary  NBC 6 South Florida

The stigma of being labeled a “failing school” can be hard to shed, but it's not an impossible task. Just ask the students and teachers at Poinciana Park ...

Teen Patients Celebrate a Night to Remember at Special Prom  NBC 6 South Florida

Teenagers who spend a lot of time at the hospital and are not able to attend their high school prom partied like Hollywood stars Friday night.

Taylor Chapman: Dunkin' Donuts Ranter Has Mental Issues  New Times Broward-Palm Beach

On a bright and humid Saturday morning, a tanned woman approaches a Dunkin' Donuts counter, brandishes an iPhone, and informs the employees they're ...

SWAG on 6 - Anthony Sarkiss  NBC 6 South Florida

As president of both the Ecology Club and the SCUBA Club at Miami Beach Senior High School, Anthony Sarkiss is the heartbeat of the student environmental ...

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