Like thousands of his fellow Canadians, Hollywood legend Dan Aykroyd visited Broward last week. Aykroyd held two events to promote his Crystal Head Vodka brand. On Friday night, the comedy legend appeared at Stache nightclub in Fort Lauderdale. Earlier in the day, REDBROWARD caught up with Aykroyd at the ABC Fine Wines and Spirits store in Sunrise, Florida. Hundreds of fans, including a few politicians, showed up to meet Aykroyd at the event near the Sawgrass Mills Mall. Aykroyd and his partners were promoting his award-winning vodka which comes in a unique skull shaped bottle. Mr. Aykroyd even talked about the new Ghostbusters movie in production now. The movie will star Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy.
REDBROWARD returns to the streaming airwaves of Bleeple this Thursday at 6:00PM. Guests include award-winning filmmaker Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys, Broke, The U) discussing his latest film, Dawg Fight. Corben’s latest movie, available for download here, follows Dada 5000 and the world of backyard fighting in one of Miami’s poorest neighborhoods. Corben’s Rakontur productions is known for gripping stories documenting seldom seen slices of south Florida history. Also on Thursday, Bleeple will host a televised town hall meeting about proposed Broward Schools boundary changes. The changes will affect the communities of Harbordale Elementary and Walker Elementary. Viewers can chat with the hosts or call in via telephone,844-BLEEPLE (844-253-3753), or Skype. Click here to visit Bleeple.
The dispute between U.S. Sugar and certain environmental groups is heating up again as an option-to-purchase deadline draws near. Set to expire in October of this year, the contract-bound option for the state of Florida to purchase 46,000 acres of land from the United States Sugar Corporation is being pushed by the enviro-groups, and pushed hard. The land, situated in Hendry County, consists of plots in various sizes and shapes. The largest parcel weighs in at an impressive 26,000 acres directly south of Lake Okeechobee. The many claims of the environmental groups, like the Everglades Foundation and the Everglades Trust, attempt to make the massive land purchase sound like a viable alternative to releasing large amounts of water to the coasts during heavy rainfall periods. However, those claims are riddled with inconsistencies, omissions, and sometimes blatant deceptions. If the option is actioned upon by the state, environmental activist groups contend