Posts from September 2016

A Weekend in Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:00 AM by Guest Blogger


It doesn’t really matter what time of the year you head to the beach in Fort Lauderdale. I can’t think of any month that I have visited and not found State Road A1A (AKA Ocean Boulevard) to be one of the most entertaining beach strips in Florida.

In the morning its serpentine path is bathed in a sunrise glow as a brisk parade of fitness devotees — some in colorful form-fitting leggings, others in baggy khakis — welcome the morning breeze off the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening it offers up options of party central with

“Stay-Cation” The Stranahan House

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:18 PM by Guest Blogger

Written by Don Valentine

the-stranhan-houseA mandatory stop for every resident of Broward County is the birthplace of Fort Lauderdale. This historic landmark is the home of Frank Stranahan, affectionately known as the father of Fort Lauderdale. It rests on the shore of the verdant New River, in what is now downtown Fort Lauderdale. Stranahan was pivotal to the origin of this great Broward County city.

A visit to the Stranahan House offers a chance to time travel to the early 1900’s and relish in the evolution of Broward County. Back in 1893, at the age of 27,