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The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Exploring Merger to Increase Member Benefits

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce today announced they are exploring a merger designed to provide more benefits and increase value for members. A memorandum of understanding was signed by the executive committees of each group earlier this week.

“This as a great opportunity to provide even better service, leadership and value for businesses throughout South Florida while allowing us to operate more cost effectively for our members,” said Christine Barney, chair of Greater Miami Chamber and CEO of rbb Communications. “The Greater Miami Chamber has always been a regional chamber serving Palm Beach to the Keys, and there are many issues that are more effectively addressed with a regional approach.”

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City of Fort Lauderdale to Chlorinate Water System Starting May 10, 2016

The City of Fort Lauderdale will temporarily return to using free chlorine in its drinking water system. This regularly scheduled preventive maintenance procedure will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2016 and will end at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

Free chlorination is a common practice for water systems using combined chlorine disinfection. The chlorination period is anticipated to be transparent to water customers; however, some may notice a slight change in the taste or smell of their tap water

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The Top Health Benefits of Pilates

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only around 20 percent of the adults in this country meet physical activity guidelines for aerobic and strengthening activity. The key to meeting this requirement, many agree, is for people to find something they enjoy doing. When they can find an activity that they not only enjoy, but that they get health benefits from, too, it’s a win-win situation all the way around. Today, many people are finding that Pilates is the type of activity that keeps them active and healthier.

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Restricting Opiate Use: But What about the Pain?

There is no question that Americans are prescribed too many narcotic (opiate) medications and that the potential harms definitely outweigh the benefits, many of the latter which are unproven or temporary at best. In fact, prescription overdoses kill 40 people every day, and most of these are accidental. Opiates of course are also addictive and can lead to many other medical problems.

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"Junie B.’S Essential Survival Guide To School” Crowns The 2015–16 Family Fun Series At The Broward Center

FORT LAUDERDALE – Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School, a musical based on the books by Barbara Park, will be performed in the Amaturo Theater on Sunday, May 1at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. as the season finale of the Family Fun Series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

After going to school for over one-and-a-half years, Junie B. Jones and her friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style, from bus rules to Band-Aids, from carpools to cookies. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and demonstrates how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun and always something to sing about.

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