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  • Batkid in New York: 'It's been amazing,' cancer survivor's dad says

    Batkid in New York: 'It's been amazing,' cancer survivor's dad says
    Batkid -- the pint-sized cancer survivor who captured the nation’s heart this month while “saving” San Francisco -- was called upon again Monday, this time to battle the Joker in New York City. On Nov. 15, 5-year-old Miles Scott...
  • Sugar and ice and everything nice

    Sugar and ice and everything nice
    Remember, those New Year's resolutions don't apply for another 19 days. So eat what you can now. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek offers what it calls "a sugary winter wonderland" this weekend, with its seventh annual Sweet Dreams festival. That means...
  • Coconut Creek promotions for December

    Coconut Creek promotions for December
    Promotions for December at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek:  (Sorry, folks, I got behind again and didn't get everything up as early as I would have liked.) Casino Promotions 55+ Club Silver Stars Slot Tournament Mondays, December 9, 16, 23 & 30...
  • Mega Millions jackpot reaches $550 million, but those odds...

    Mega Millions jackpot reaches $550 million, but those odds...
    Friday the 13th meant no luck for the countless people across the nation who bought tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot. The $425-million prize went unclaimed  and has now grown to $550 million, the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history....
  • Holiday show at Athens Theatre benefits kids' charities

     Holiday show at Athens Theatre benefits kids' charities
    This Saturday, Dec. 21, DeLand's Athens Theatre will host "A Gift From You To Me" charity concert. The Sands Theatre Center has collaborated with Preps Dance Company, Miriam & Valerie's Soda Pops, Bella Voci Singing Ensemble and the Shoestring Theatre...
  • Lobsters take the long route

    Lobsters take the long route
    This post has been corrected, as noted below. An estimated 1,000 lobsters will fly into John Wayne Airport on Friday evening. If you cast a glance skyward, you won't notice any marine crustaceans suspended in mid-air. They will, instead, disembark...
  • Leon Logothetis' trip around the world on the currency of kindness

    "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." — Mark Twain I just got home from a four-month-long around-the-world trip. When I left Los Angeles on my motorcycle on Aug. 10, I took almost nothing with me, except hope....
  • Batkid's adventures become national feel-good moment

    SAN FRANCISCO-- To be an aspiring superhero these days, most 5-year-olds must enlist clueless younger siblings, restless parents, all manner of pets, backyard shrubs, fire hydrants and their own fingers to serve as their foils and damsels in distress....
  • Philanthropists rescue San Francisco from $105,000 'Batkid' tab

    Philanthropists have rescued San Francisco from a $105,000 tab the city incurred in November when it turned itself into Gotham City for "Batkid," a 5-year-old leukemia patient who stole hearts and captivated the nation as he hopped around the city in...
  • You can't bank on escaping debit card fee at BofA

    It's always impressive when businesses go out of their way to mess with customers. I wrote recently about Bank of America deducting monthly fees from a dead man's checking account. I don't mean to keep picking on BofA. Other banks merit generous dollops...
  • Bruce Norris built a following by predicting real estate market

     Bruce Norris built a following by predicting real estate market
    The gig: Bruce Norris, 61, founded Norris Group in 1997, a family-run firm based in Riverside that invests in single-family homes and educates and finances other investors. Norris built an avid following after correctly predicting the last real estate...
  • Weather Channel, Make a Wish Team for Budding Actress, Meteorologist

    Make-A-Wish is accustomed to granting requests to meet celebs from children with life-threatening illnesses. But a pair of recent biz-related appeals had more to do with becoming a star than meeting one. Most kids want to visit TV show sets or meet...