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  • Tips for a safe Halloween on streets and highways

    Tips for a safe Halloween on streets and highways

    Halloween -- a day of costumes, candies, ghosts and pumpkins -- can also be one of the most dangerous celebrations of the year for children. Kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than on any other day of the year, according to Suzanne L. Johansson, safety expert at...

  • 3 ways to experience The Polar Express this season

    3 ways to experience The Polar Express this season

    There are now more ways to enjoy the magical journey portrayed in the hit film “The Polar Express.” From Nov. 11 through Jan. 1, guests will be able to board a specially decorated Brightline train at the Fort Lauderdale station with their golden tickets, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies served by...

  • Fall events for families in South Florida

    Fall events for families in South Florida

    Fall festivals have arrived in South Florida, bringing plenty of costumed fun and trick-or-treating for kids. We’ve rounded up the region’s fall season events throughout the month of October and listed them by county to help families find the events that are right for them. Did we miss any? Submit...

  • Teal pumpkins send a signal: Non-food treats here

    Teal pumpkins send a signal: Non-food treats here

    Wondering why you are seeing teal-colored pumpkins in Halloween store displays this year? The Teal Pumpkin Project, started in 2014, promotes awareness of food allergies and inclusion for all trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Many Halloween candies have nuts or are made in a facility that also processes...

  • 'Coco' to return to big screen to celebrate Day of the Dead

    'Coco' to return to big screen to celebrate Day of the Dead

    The colorful, skeleton-filled Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is fast approaching, and the Cinemark Paradise 24 and XD Theatre in Davie is celebrating with an exclusive return of the Disney/Pixar movie “Coco” on Oct. 26. Set on the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, the vibrant film includes...

  • Family costumes: Top 10 looks

    Family costumes: Top 10 looks

    Stores are filled with costumes as Halloween approaches, but many families take advantage of this holiday to put forth a group effort, with amazing results. I’ve seen re-creations of “Alice in Wonderland” complete with Alice, Mad Hatter, Red Queen, White Rabbit and cards. I’ve seen “Jurassic Park”...

  • Giveaway: So Fruitty / LEGOLAND Florida prize package

    Giveaway: So Fruitty / LEGOLAND Florida prize package

    Enter for your chance 4 LEGOLAND Florida passes and a So Fruitty prize package

  • South Florida's iconic Knaus Berry Farm and its cinnamon rolls are back

    South Florida's iconic Knaus Berry Farm and its cinnamon rolls are back

    The wait is almost over. In what’s become a popular fall tradition in South Florida, Knaus Berry Farm in Homestead is set to reopen Oct. 30. Longtime fans of the farm’s sticky, warm cinnamon rolls have been asking employees on social media about the farm’s return. “Lord willing we will reopen Oct....

  • Get spooky in the kitchen with haunted house class

    Get spooky in the kitchen with haunted house class

    The shows on TV make cooking look easy. But it isn’t. So how can parents who aren’t great in the kitchen raise young master chefs? A number of companies in South Florida offer kid-and-me cooking classes, including Publix Apron Cooking Schools in Plantation and Boca Raton, which offered holiday...

  • Giveaway: Advance screening of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

    Giveaway: Advance screening of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

    Enter for your chance to win advance screening passes to Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch at AMC Sunset Place in Miami

  • Brick or Treat: 7 reasons to go to Legoland’s Halloween party

    Brick or Treat: 7 reasons to go to Legoland’s Halloween party

    October has arrived, along with everything ghosts, ghouls and pumpkin. Theme parks throughout Florida break out spooky and scary events for the season, including Brick or Treat at the theme park closest to South Florida: Legoland. Unlike some other Halloween events, Brick or Treat is not a specially...

  • Wendy's: 5 free Frostys and a free salad with $1 Boo Book purchase

    Wendy's: 5 free Frostys and a free salad with $1 Boo Book purchase

    Wendy's is selling Halloween Boo Books which contain five coupons for free Jr. Frostys for $1. Books support the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption which helps find families for children in foster care. The nonprofit says 85 cents from each purchase goes to the charity. The books, available for...

  • Broward Libraries add checkout locations for Playaway Launchpad devices

    Broward Libraries add checkout locations for Playaway Launchpad devices

    Check this out: Libraries are helping the next generation plug into the future of learning and playing by making touchscreen devices available. The Broward County Library system now has 18 locations — 12 of them new — in which Playaway Launchpad tablets, designed for children, can be checked out....

  • It's a boy! Flamingo Gardens reveals gender of newest chick

    It's a boy! Flamingo Gardens reveals gender of newest chick

    The American flamingo chick hatched at Flamingo Gardens Botanical Garden in Davie and dubbed “Baby Jane” has been renamed “Baby James” after a DNA test. The chick — the first to be born in the sanctuary — broke out of his shell Aug. 31, but differences between male and female flamingos are not...

  • Life-size dinosaurs invade South Florida Science Center | Video

    Life-size dinosaurs invade South Florida Science Center | Video

    The largest traveling exhibition of dinosaurs in America is roaring into South Florida on Saturday in the “Dinosaur Invasion” at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach. Sixteen dinosaurs are featured in the Science Center’s newest and largest-ever indoor and outdoor exhibit,...

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