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CALL IT HOLLYWOOD BY-THE-SEA NOT HOLLYWOOD BEACH

Hollywood’s Broadwalk looking north in 1923

Courtesy of the Hollywood Historical Society

Other cities may have appended “beach” to their names, but super-salesman J. W. Young went one better with his poetic description of Hollywood “By-the-Sea.” 1,985 more words

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Clubman

In my research, I’ve seen Emmett described a lot of ways, but I have to admit, when I first saw the adjective ‘clubman,’ my reaction wasn’t positive. 638 more words

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A Day Out In Miami - South Beach Optional? Yes!

Tired of South Beach but love Miami? Ok, I might have just the ticket for you! Why not head down to Bayfront Park and Marketplace, where tourists and locals alike meet for a spot of shopping, salsa dancing and sightseeing, all at a fraction of the prices you would find on South Beach. 1,510 more words

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Flashback Friday: Apollo 11 and the Moon Landing

Sunday marks the 45th Anniversary of the first Moon Landing. The Apollo 11 mission was launched from atop a Saturn V rocket on July 16, 1969 from Cape Canaveral. 345 more words

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How Florida Democrats Avoid Another 2010-like Armageddon

One of the things that made me exceptionally proud in the early months of 1995 was that Florida, unlike much of the country had resisted the Republican tide that swept the nation in November 1994. 920 more words

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Flashback Friday: When the 1992 Florida Congressional Map was thrown out

The news late yesterday that the 2012 Congressional Districts had been invalidated drew me back to 1996, when we had a similar happening with Congressional Districts. 316 more words

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