How to Support Small Businesses in Oakland Park During COVID-19 Quarantine

  Yesterday on Facebook, Anthony Cicalese, owner of We Got the Beat Record Store, posted a heartfelt open letter to Oakland Park City officials. The letter read: Please keep in mind when you are carefully weighing what protocols to put into place in the interest of protecting everyone from COVID-19: Try to avoid one-size fits […]

The Wake Must Go On! Finnegan’s Wake Held Despite COVID-19 Concerns

On Sunday, March 15th, in 85 degree heat, as news stations across the world reported on the C-19 Virus, and orders for early closures for South Florida beaches were announced, a little corner of Oakland Park turned off the news and turned up the live band. For 16 years Big Dog Station, on the corner […]

Stoked on Salt: Using Art to Bring Awareness of the Ocean

Lisa Miceli-Capano grew up in Florida and as a child, her family nicknamed her goldfish because they could never get her out of the water. “Having the beach as my backyard only continued to nurture my love for all things ocean-related,” she shared with Living In Oakland Park. Her family vacations always centered around beach […]

Oakland Park Mayor Declares State of Emergency Over the Coronavirus

Just after 12:00 PM today Oakland Park Mayor declared a state of emergency and postponing various City events. Postponed events include the Local Government Academy Graduation scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday March 12), the Annual Youth Day Parade, and Big Reveal Community Dinner, in which the City was going to share the new plans for the […]

Earnest Mitchell Named Youth Day Grand Marshal

Oakland Park is celebrating its annual Youth Day carnival and parade for the 63rd year this Saturday, March 14th. It is currently Broward County’s longest-running parade. This year, Earnest “Ernie” Mitchell has been named Grand Marshal for the 2020 celebration. Grand Marshals are chosen for their dedication and service to the community. Earnest Mitchell: A […]

10 Flowers that Look Like Animals

We all know that mother nature is wise but from the look of the following flowering plants, she also has a sense of humor. Here are 10 flowers that look just like animals. Flowers that Look Like Animals Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia) Photo: Amazon Most of us have seen this one going around online. […]

Sorrow and Celebration in Wilton Manors – Mourning Mayor Justin Flippen

If you were in Wilton Manors on Friday night you could not have missed the orange cones stretched down the street, in straight lines like soldiers standing in salute; or the number of police cars surrounding The Venue event space that held over 1600 mourners attending the celebration of life for Mayor Justin Flippen. As […]

Tortilleria Mexicana: Authentic Tortillas in Oakland Park

As many of us from Oakland Park, you may have noticed Tortilleria Mexicana located at 4115 N Dixie Hwy in Oakland Park and thought it was a specialized supermarket with authentic goods from Mexico – which is correct! However, there is so much more to know about Tortilleria Mexicana. Coincidently, my husband and I have […]

Oakland Park Receives $250,000 Energy Grant

Local and county officials gathered for a ceremony Feb. 21 to highlight the upgraded lighting system at Wimberly Fields Park. The city of Oakland Park received a $250,000 grant from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Office of Energy. The grant was used to retrofit energy efficient LED lighting at Wimberly Fields Park. […]

Oakland Park Grows Itself From The Ground Up

On February 29th, Oakland Park had a tree giveaway at Wimberly Athletic Field, at 4000 NE 3rd Avenue. Twice a year, residents and business owners line up to receive free trees and shrubs given away by the city. What’s great about this is that only native (N) and Florida-friendly (FF) shrubs and trees are given […]

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