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FLORIDA DIGEST - May 07, 2009

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-Miami Beach Bruthaz pre-event party to be May 16 at Vlada Lounge in Miami Miami Beach Bruthaz (''for same gender loving men and women from across the country'') returns to South Beach July 16-19. A pre-event party will be held Saturday, May 16, at Vlada Lounge in Miami:

-Mack Mixer Tuesday, May 12, at Chima Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale
From Mack Planet:

-'Valentino: The Last Emperor' film opens Friday in South Florida
From Jan Mitchell:
Valentino: The Last Emperor, directed by Matt Tyrnauer, is a feature-length movie that takes the viewer inside the singular world of one of Italy's most famous designers, Valentino Garavani. The film documents the colorful and dramatic closing act of Valentino's celebrated career, capturing the end of an era in global fashion. But at the heart of the film is a love story: the unique relationship between Valentino and his business partner and companion of 50 years, Giancarlo Giammetti.
The film opens Friday, May 8 at Regal South Beach, Sunrise Cinemas Gateway 4, PGA Cinema (WPB), and Muvico Parisian (WPB).

GLCCSF - Ft. Lauderdale

-GLCC Group of the Week
Coffee and Conversation - Senior Advisory Council
Come and enjoy the pastries and coffee at this friendly gathering. Tuesday, May 19, 10:30 AM - 12:00PM. The group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

-Founder Reception on May 13th will be Hosted by the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce - 6:00PM- 8:00PM - 512 NE 3rd Avenue, Fort LauderdaleIn the latest issue of the Voice, there was a misprint concerning the date of our May Founders Event. Invitations have been sent out. For more information about membership in the Founders Circle, please contact Robert Boo, 954-463-9005 or

-Community Meetings/Events
AQUA GIRL 2009 - May 6 - 10, South Beach, "Where the Girls Are". For information or call 305-576-AQUA
SENIOR GAY MEN'S SUPPORT GROUP - Beginning May 11th. This group will provide a forum for men to discuss personal issues in a supportive and confidential environment. If interested contact Fred Berger at 954-561-0988. Space is limited.
PASSIONROUTES DATING GROUP FOR WOMEN - This group is for women who want to become better at dating. The group will neet at the GLCC for six weeks beginning Friday, May 15 and will run from 7:30PM - 9:00PM. If interested, please contact Michele Lifland, 954-530-1561.
FORT LAUDERDALE WOMEN'S CHORUS - Sat, May 23rd, 8:00PM,"Sing for the Cure: A Proclamation of Hope", Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave, 33315. Click her for more info.
STONEWALL STREET FESTIVAL - June 20 & 21, 2009. Click here for more information.

Dolphin Democrats - Ft. Lauderdale
For the first time in 24 years, the mayor of the city of Ft. Lauderdale (Jack Seiler) will address the Dolphin Democrats at our meeting on Wednesday May 13, 2009 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Of course Jack Seiler has addressed the club recently; however it is in his posistion as the Mayor of Ft Lauderdale that he has not addressed the club in the past 24 years. Join us as we celebrate this historic occasion!


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-Broward School Board won't require four-day weeks for high schools
Board looking into seven-period class day for $30 million projected savings
By Kathy Bushouse
Broward County high schools won't have to go to a four-day school week, but high schoolers may be on a seven-period class day starting in 2010. School Board members today put the kibosh on requiring all high schools to go to four-day school weeks, though any school can request the change if their faculty votes to approve it.,0,1336100.story

-Smoking ban snuffed out for Palm Beach County beaches
By Andy Reid
Smoke 'em if you got 'em at Palm Beach County beaches. Officials this week rebuffed a push to put up "No Smoking" signs at county beaches. A beach cleanup group concerned about discarded cigarette butts littering the waterfront called for the county to put up signs just like the ones Boca Raton posted on its beaches in January.,0,5732786.story

-Scouts reaching out to Hispanics to grow troops
Scouting is changing to keep up with a changing population. The Boy Scouts have launched a $1 million pilot program to boost Hispanic membership; the Girl Scouts are selling dulce de leche cookies.
By Alexia Campbell,0,4771759.story

-Everglades land deal could be delayed 6 months
By Andy Reid
Financial concerns could delay Gov. Charlie Crist's blockbuster Everglades land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. until next year. The South Florida Water Management District released more details Wednesday about the proposal to buy U.S. Sugar farmland that would be used to build reservoirs and treatment areas to reconnect Lake Okeechobee water flows to the Everglades.,0,1186651.story


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