The "Save Our African-American Treasures Event" planned to be held at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center October 26-27 has been postponed because of the federal government shutdown.

According to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, a new schedule will be announced when the federal government employees return to work.

housesBuilt in 1964, this covered bridge in Coral Springs has been a Florida Heritage site since 2003. The Broward County Historical Commission is honoring Broward County pioneers at its 41st Annual Pioneer Day Event on October 19, 2013, beginning at 12 p.m.

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners and the Broward County Historical Commission will join the City of Coral Springs and the Coral Springs Historical Advisory Committee in co-sponsoring this event.

People who breed dogs or cats will now have to acquire a permit from Broward County Animal Care and Adoption. Under the new amended county ordinance, breeders would be allowed one litter from each adult animal per year.

The breeder permit  would be required for anyone who sells, studs or breeds dogs or cats. The permit would be valid for one year and renewed annually.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) is urging all residents to stay safe this Columbus Day weekend. In South Florida, Columbus Day is associated with boating and long days on the high seas.

To ensure a safe and fun-filled weekend, MDFR is encouraging residents to consider the following safety tips: