First-Ever “Birdies for Birch” Raises Funds for Friends of Birch State Park

Fort Lauderdale, FL … The Friends of Birch State Park, Inc. held its first-ever “Birdies for Birch” golf tournament on May 18th at Fort Lauderdale Country Club. The event was chaired by Friends board members Tyler Chappell of The Chappell Group and Stephen Tilbrook of Gray Robinson PA. Florida Community Bank was the presenting sponsor of “Birdies for Birch,” which had 90 golfers participate. Other major sponsors included Gray Robinson PA, Ellis Diversified Inc., Boatyard, Resolve Marine, Tom Krips Construction, Botek Thurlow Engineering, Balestreri Realty, Holland & Knight, Morgan Stanley and Doubletime Digital.


Broward Performing Arts Foundation Goes Country at Annual Celebration to Benefit the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

The Broward Performing Arts Foundation’s Annual Celebration raised more than $250,000 for the outstanding education and enrichment programs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

The country chic-themed benefit kicked off with a cocktail reception at the beautiful Huizenga Pavilion and Wendt Terraces overlooking the New River. Guests then moved into the Au-Rene Theater for a memorable “Up Close and Acoustic” performance by the award-winning Rascal Flatts. Following the performance, the curtain rose on a spectacular setting for a party onstage where guests enjoyed an elegant dinner and dancing well into the night.


Nominations Open for the 2017 Walk of Fame

The City established the Walk of Fame in 2010 at the inaugural Great American Beach Party to pay tribute to the legendary Connie Francis on the 50th Anniversary of "Where the Boys Are," the 1960 film which made Fort Lauderdale an overnight sensation and a "must see" destination for visitors. Walk of Fame Honorees are recognized for distinguishing themselves in their respective fields, while making lifelong, positive contributions to the City of Fort Lauderdale. 

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