Episode 10 of 57weeks.COM pOdcast. Apple Dumpling Episode

Tom Truex, is the featured host in the podcast, 57Weeks. In Episode 10 he gives you some details on the life and death of “Wild Bill Hickok.” Also his take on the importance of an old school recipe for apple dumplings. Episode available on 57Weeks.Com or Spotify. ... Read More

What’s next for plan to turn the Clevelander into housing? Here’s where it stands

When the owners of the Clevelander Hotel and Bar made the bombshell announcement earlier this month that they intended to convert their business to a high-end restaurant and residential project … Click to Continue » ... Read More

Vegas’ newest resort is a $3.7 billion palace, 23 years in the making

By Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg News Real estate mogul Jeffrey Soffer has waited 23 years for this moment. On Dec. 13, the Florida-based developer will open Las Vegas’ newest resort, a $3.7 billion palace with seven pools, 36 restaurants and bars, as well as a private club on the top floor with spectacular views of the skyline. What really stands out about the Fontainebleau Las Vegas isn’t the height — at 67 stories it’s the tallest hotel in Nevada — or the 46-foot sculpture by... Read More

Views from above South Florida in a Subway sandwich themed blimp | PHOTOS

The gondola of the Subway Blimp “The Beast,” is seen during a landing at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023. Subway is sponsoring free blimp rides to 40 people who register at a first come, first serve basis to promote its new sandwich. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun Sentinel) ... Read More

Broward County School Board Earns National Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Tuesday, September 26, 2023The School Board of Broward County, Florida is being recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) with its prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. ... Read More

So many flies and roaches: Seafood shack, sushi kitchen among 7 South Florida restaurants shut

Fly issues forced a Brazilian bakery shut six times over three days last week, while roaches made state inspectors close a Chinese takeout spot four times over three days. There were also nearly 200 live flies inside a sushi kitchen. The South Florida Sun Sentinel typically highlights restaurant inspections conducted by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation in Broward and Palm Beach counties. We cull through inspections that happen weekly and spotlight places ordered... Read More

Family of woman killed in BSO helicopter crash prepares to sue Sheriff’s Office for $50 million

Lurean Wheaton was asleep when the Broward Sheriff’s Office helicopter fell out of the sky and into her Pompano Beach apartment last month, killing her and Battalion Chief Terryson Jackson, who was on board. Her family now says the Sheriff’s Office is responsible for her death. The Wheaton family has filed a notice of claim against BSO, seeking $50 million or the sum of all insurance policy agreements, arguing that the helicopter’s poor maintenance, overseen by the Sheriff’s Office,... Read More

Fly Me to the Moon: Praying for Peace this Mid-Autumn Festival

A former NASA R&D director contemplates how faith in God has shaped lunar explorations. Before my retirement in 2021, I traveled regularly to speak at Christian conferences in America and East Asia. These preaching engagements often occurred during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is a popular time for Chinese churches—whether in the US or in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, and the Philippines—to hold special events. While I deeply enjoyed fellowshipping with these brothers and... Read More

Chapter 1: Pain and Loss (of Presence)

Pandemic challenges and battles, especially the loss of presence, inflicted deep and lasting wounds on pastoral leaders. Shepherding a congregation is intensely intimate work. Pandemic restrictions didn’t merely prevent pastors from seeing people face-to-face; in many cases they disrupted both ministry and ministers. In particular, the rush to stream worship services online revealed that many congregants associate church with preaching rather than pastoring. This shook the gospel... Read More

Why and What? Introduction

Many of our assumptions about the pandemic’s impact on American churches are incorrect or incomplete. What actually happened? And why talk about this now? The COVID-19 pandemic officially ended on May 11th, 2023. While it lasted only three years, the pandemic impacted almost every institution in America. Research studies have examined the impact of COVID-19 on economics, housing, and secular employment. But how did COVID-19 impact the American church? To answer this question, Church... Read More