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All aboard: Brightline’s Polar Express is magical 

Want to experience the magic of Christmas? Brightline has just the ticket with The Polar Express, a special train that takes riders to “the North Pole” on Saturdays and Sundays – plus Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day – through Jan. 1. “The Polar Express,” a children’s book made...

  • 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...

  • Seeking peace: River trips help kids connect with nature

    Seeking peace: River trips help kids connect with nature

    Peace River winds 106 miles through Central Florida, from Polk County to the Gulf of Mexico, but its significance to longtime Florida families makes it feel more like the Mississippi. Most of the native Floridians I know have been to the Peace River. When I moved here decades ago, I was told of...

  • How to get a free Frosty every day for a year at Wendy's

    How to get a free Frosty every day for a year at Wendy's

    Get a year of free Jr. Frostys at Wendy's by making a $2 donation to the nonprofit Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Make the donation for a limited time in restaurants or online to get a Frosty Key Tag good for a free frozen treat each time you make a purchase in 2019 at participating restaurants. ...

  • Target offers free 2-day shipping with no minimums for holidays

    Target offers free 2-day shipping with no minimums for holidays

    Target will be offering for the first time two-day shipping with no minimum purchase this holiday, raising the stakes in the delivery wars during the busiest shopping season of the year. The offer runs Nov. through Dec. 22. It's part of the retailer's overall strategy to bolster its delivery services...

  • Kids eat free: Weekly deals in Broward County

    Kids eat free: Weekly deals in Broward County

    Save your family time and money with 'kids eat free' promotions that are offered throughout Broward County every week.

  • Kids eat free: Weekly deals in Palm Beach County

    Kids eat free: Weekly deals in Palm Beach County

    Some nights, preparing, serving and cleaning up a family meal isn’t on the menu. Save yourself some time and money with “kids eat free” promotions that are offered throughout Palm Beach County every week. Most promotions are good for one free kids meal with each adult entree purchased, unless otherwise...

  • Review: Musical 'Freaky Friday' a strong start to Slow Burn season at Broward Center

    Review: Musical 'Freaky Friday' a strong start to Slow Burn season at Broward Center

    The late writer-composer Mary Rodgers – daughter of Broadway legend Richard Rodgers and mother of “Light in the Piazza” composer Adam Guettel – had a gold mine of an idea in 1972 when she wrote “Freaky Friday.” Rodgers’ novel about a warring mom and teen daughter who magically swap bodies has been...

  • 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...

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