Hallandale Beach Blog -A common sense public policy overview offering a critical perspective on the current events, politics, govt., public policy, sports scene and pop culture of the U.S., South Florida and Europe, especially the UK and Sweden. In particular, Broward & Miami-Dade County, and the cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood & Aventura. Trust me when I tell you, this part of Florida is NOT the Land of Lincoln. Pictured in upper-left is Hallandale Beach's iconic beachball-colored Water Tower on State Road A1A; September 2008 photo by me, South Beach Hoosier. © 2013 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Hallandale Beach's Intracoastal bridge sign is disappearing!

Looking east on Hallandale Beach Blvd./S.R. 858
August 2007 photo by SouthBeachHoosier
Can you see me now? Can you read what it says?

The view from HBB & S.E. 24th Street
August 2007 photo by SouthBeachHoosier

Hmmm... maybe you need to take a step or two back from it, like a Pointillist painting, to see the whole picture.
Maybe even back across the street to the corner of Hallandale Beach Blvd. and S.E. 24th Street.
How's that working?
Can you make it out now?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sale of Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa

Many more interesting posts are soon going to be making their way off the draft page and into the blog, replete with photos to illuminate the point, but until then, please see some recent posts at parent blog SouthBeachHoosier, regarding
1. some historical perspective on the move of the U-M Hurricanes to the former Joe Robbie Stadium
2. the history of some of the City of Miami hijinks that caused Mr. Robbie to flee the Orange Bowl in the first place, and
3. the prospective sale of the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, the Alexandria Lighthouse of south Broward County. http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/pharos.html

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Hallandale Beach Police Neighbourhood Watch

Small things make a big difference.
So does attention to details.
You'd think that'd be something the HB Police Department would care about.
No, not so much.

After all they're the same folks who gave us the 'scarecrow' police cruisers at the beach, wherein empty police cars -left next to an unguarded parking lot- are supposed to, simultaneously, deter crime and keep the peace at one of the busiest places in HB on weekends, esp. three-day holiday weekends.

So when did we start using British spellings on Hallandale Beach documents?
Did I miss the memo or City Commission vote on this?
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Me in the Summer of 2016

Me in the Summer of 2016
Above, me in June, pre-recent haircut, near acres and acres of orange groves off Scenic U.S. #17 in Frostproof, FL, while visiting hot/humid Central Florida, which I'm convinced is where heat/humidity goes in the Summer to get away from it all... The oppressive heat & humidity there is literally everywhere you go. :-(

In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation

In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation
"In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation." -South Beach Hoosier, 2007.

North Miami Beach Senior High School, the Home of the Chargers

North Miami Beach Senior High School, the Home of the Chargers
Before I was a Hoosier, I was an NMB Charger, Class of 1979.