Articles Posted by NILA DO
Articles Posted by NILA DO
No offense to any Fort Lauderdale chef, but the title of the city’s top chef just got a little more heated since Paula DaSilva returned to town last summer. When Chef DaSilva arrived in Fort Lauderdale for her first stint here – as the chef de cuisine under the applauded Chef Dean Max at 3030 Ocean – she was a fresh-faced culinary savant who had just graduated from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. And then “Hell’s Kitchen” happened, and soon DaSilva became more than just another chef.
Chad Scott loves watching things grow. It could be a pet, a plant or his nephew, Mason. At one point in his childhood he had 33 pets growing in his home. But as of late, what’s caught his attention is the literal and figurative growth of a 6,500-square-foot piece of land off a formerly derelict strip of Third Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Randy and Kim Sweers are a different type of power couple, one that brings the highest level of performance on the water and off it.
“If you’re not scared, then you’re not going fast enough,” Randy Sweers says.
Fish out of water
Miami Dolphins punter Brandon Fields and his wife, Katie, are getting kids active with their Fields Fit Fest.
If there’s one unfortunate truth about football it’s that the punter barely gets any glory. He rarely throws a touchdown, catches one, or makes a game-winning pick 6. At best, he’s on the field for a fraction of the four quarters, and hardly visible during an effective offensive game.
You know you’ve hit it big when you are selected to interview and sing “Happy Birthday” to LeBron James on camera. That’s what happened to Kavita Channe four years ago when she interviewed the NBA megastar on his 24th birthday, spurring a whirlwind sports talk and broadcast career for Channe.
With the picturesque Coral Ridge Country Club golf course to her right and the sun lightly kissing her bare shoulders, Kiarra Roper is at home. The Connecticut native left the cold Northeast and made South Florida her slice of life seven years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Roper has become a fixture in the Fort Lauderdale business and philanthropic scenes, supporting local organizations, companies and charities.
PATTY’S ALARM GOES OFF. Another work day has begun.
Her alarm, a slim, unassuming band worn around her wrist, woke her up by vibrating at her usual wake-up time, 6 a.m. Her husband, Doug, stirs but never wakes. The benefit of the vibrating personal alarm system has never been lost on this couple.
Save for the early-morning drizzle – the fourth straight day of it – the Thomases’ Victoria Park neighborhood is quiet, with the sun’s rise not yet e
What is it like to lose a body part? How devastating is it to miss a physical part of you? After one woman coped with the concept of losing her breast after surviving cancer, one plastic surgeon rallied to give back a part of her that could have been lost forever.