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One More Trip Over The River At Stage Door Remains Warm And Funny Just Not As Vibrant

April 16, 2014 9:18 AM0 comments
Nick tries to get the grandparents’ attention in Broward Stage Door’s Over The River And Through The Woods / Photo by George Wenztler

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 16, 2014 - Nearly two decades after its debut,  still makes audiences chuckle and tear up depicting the redefinition of “family” that haunted the guilty consciences of Boomers who moved away from relatives in the 1990s in the name of finding themselves. But what struck Florida audiences as hilarious and poignant in the 2000 production at the Caldwell Theatre has lost a bit of its power in this perfectly workmanlike and mildly affecting edition […]

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Wick Takes A Chance With Mixed Bouquet Of Steel Magnolias

April 12, 2014 11:45 AM0 comments
The clients at Truvy’s salon wrestle with another challenge in The Wick’s Steel Magnolias / Photo by Amy Pasquantonio

By Michelle F. Solomon, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 12, 2014 - The Wick Theatre has trotted out some sprawling musicals in its first season, so it couldn’t be demure when picking its first non-musical production. Producers chose Steel Magnolias, approaching it in the same broad way as their premiere season that featured such extravaganzas as White Christmas, Sound of Music and 42ndStreet. The Wick curtain opens on the theater’s first ever in-house built set, which, on opening night, received its own rousing applause. Resident scenic […]

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Kayak under a full moon in Florida

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Kayak under a full moon in Florida

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 12,2014 - Night-time can be a peaceful or romantic time to kayak . Many parks and outfitters offer full-moon kayak and canoe trips. There also are some other ways to enjoy the outdoors on full-moon nights, including bicycling and concerts. Here are some full-moon kayak trips around the state: Blue Moon outfitters has offered full moon paddles  at Oleta River State Park, North Miami, every month for 13 years. Their trips include a bonfire and smores and usually […]

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Where to experience firefly season. Wait, what’s firefly season?

April 11, 2014 9:35 AM0 comments
Where to experience firefly season. Wait, what’s firefly season?

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 12, 2014 - Blue Spring State Park,  home to manatees in the winter and a favorite place for a swim in clear, bracing spring water in the summer, will allow visitors to stay one hour after closing during firefly season in April. Really? When I first read this, I thought it was an April Fool’s joke. As a South Florida resident, am I alone in my ignorance of “firefly season”? But I did […]

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How many railroad crossings will close for new downtown passenger train service?

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How many railroad crossings will close for new downtown passenger train service?

By Ann Henson Feltgen, BrowardBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 11, 2014 - New downtown passenger train service that will speed users from Orlando to South Florida and back may sound like a tourism dream come true, but there’s a potentially unexpected cost to local residents. Local governments face increased costs to maintain the areas where their roads cross the tracks and some fear the closing of smaller crossings to vehicular traffic to save money. Elizabeth Fulford lives west of Broward General […]

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Have I Got A Girl For You Entertains, But Proves Island City’s Savvy For New Works

April 10, 2014 9:00 AM0 comments
Escort manager Mike Westrich, madame Sharyn Peoples, Larry Buzzeo and hooker Christina Groom are among the strange characters in Island City Stage’s Have I Got A Girl For You. / Photo by Robert Figueroa

By Michelle F. Solomon, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 10, 2014 - The small, yet “can do” Island City Stage swept the Carbonell Awards at the end of March for its production of Dan Clancy’s drama The Timekeepers. Its latest production, Have I Got A Girl For You, while not as groundbreaking as Timekeepers last fall, nonetheless has an originality that shows what this company really can do. South Florida transplant Josh Mesnik has found the perfect partners in Island City Stage for his play.  […]

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Tent camping: The essentials checklist

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Tent camping: The essentials checklist

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 10, 2014 - Every once in awhile, I come back to this checklist and revise it based on new experiences.  You will be doing the same with your list. Tent camping in Florida has some unique requirements, most related to our weather: Airy tents; strong sunscreen; insects and gators; unpredictable weather. These guidelines are intended for “car campers,” who drive up to their campsite. Many tent sites are primitive, meaning there’s no water […]

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Would Jesus Save? Journey Church Sponsors Gas Buy Down

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Would Jesus Save? Journey Church Sponsors Gas Buy Down

By BocaNewsNow.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 10, 2014 - BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — If Jesus had a car and was driving in Boca, perhaps he would head to Journey Church’s “Gas Buydown” on Saturday to save on gas. From Journey Church: After a tremendous response to their “Gas Buy Down” in 2013, The Journey Church of Boca Raton is again offering the community $0.50 off per gallon on gasoline this Saturday, April 12. The Journey’s “Gas Buy Down” will take […]

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Venice Shark’s Tooth Festival, April 11-13, 2014

April 9, 2014 8:51 AM0 comments
Beachcombers hunt shark’s teeth on Casperson Beach in Venice (Photo by Lawrence G. Miller)

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 9, 2014 - There are very few sharks in the waters off Venice these days, but you don’t have to dig very deep or look very hard to find a shark’s tooth on its beaches. The teeth you find today date back for centuries — prehistoric — when sharks were prolific in the Gulf of Mexico and Florida was under the sea. Venice’s calm waters gave the Gulf’s shark’s teeth a place to […]

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New Theatre’s Look At Saturday Night Live Not Ready For Prime Time Never Peaks

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New Theatre’s Look At Saturday Night Live Not Ready For Prime Time Never Peaks

By Michelle F. Solomon, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 9, 2014 - New Theatre’s debut of the new, locally written work, Not Ready for Prime Time, has a way to go before it is actually ready for prime time. Kudos, however, to this theater company who has built a reputation on embracing new plays and playwrights. With a few more tweaks and an injection of depth, Not Ready for Prime Timecould be a hit that has legs beyond South Florida. The premise is […]

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Evenflo Recalls 1.3 Million Child Seat Buckles

April 8, 2014 7:44 AM0 comments
Evenflo Recalls 1.3 Million Child Seat Buckles

(AP) via KRON.com– Evenflo is recalling more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk children could not be removed quickly in an emergency. The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration said Friday that the recall includes buckles used in a number of children’s convertible and booster seat models manufactured between 2011 and 2014. This includes some of Evenflo’s Momentum, Chase, Maestro, Symphony, Snugli, Titan, SureRide and SecureKid models. The buckle may become stuck in a latched position, […]

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Mound Key: Take Calusa Blueway to archaeological island

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Kayak and canoe landing on south end of Mound Key

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 8, 2014 - The Calusa Blueway is a 190-mile marked  kayak trail through southwest Florida waterways, and when I saw the detailed maps of the route, I wanted to kayak it all. One place, however, particularly called out to me: Mound Key. Mound Key has several intriguing elements: It’s an island, and I love kayaking to islands I can explore. It’s an archaeological state park, and I love learning about Florida history. It’s […]

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