Fort Lauderdale Observer
Updated 5/12/13 Email Corrections

Save the Rain Tree! See below ...

Fort Lauderdale's Magnificent Rain Tree

 

Click below to read these photo-filled PDFs

Marina Lofts project threatens Rain Tree
Emailed Oct. 16, 2012 • Download PDF

PDF above includes: "Rain Tree, a truly noble tropical tree" and "Rain Tree stars in a hit movie"

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BEST TREE PHOTOS!Photo package of Rain Tree being measure by the State of FloridaEmailed Oct. 16, 2012 • Download PDF

Marina Lofts developer evades Bob Norman's question about survival of Rain TreeEmailed Jan. 7, 2013 • Download PDF

Scores of demonstrators urge City Commission to save magnificent Rain TreeEmailed April 14, 2013 • Download PDF

Surprising discovery at downtowns Nu River Landing: Dirt Floors

Emailed Feb. 13, 2013 • Download PDF

about the rain tree

DOWNLOAD THE PETITION
& MAIL IT TO JESS

rain tree petition

EXPOSED! A Rain Tree's extensive root network (video)

Ralph Enderby's Rain Tree/Marina Lofts web site

Chris Brennan's YouTube "Save the Rain Tree" video

 

Historical Consultant Merrilyn Rathbun's Report

(The Historic Preservation Board rejected the Marina Lofts
project as "not compatible with historic preservation"


 

007 Magazine features 10-page spread on Fort Lauderdale's Big John McLaughlin, top underwater stunt man in James Bond Films

Includes links to Big John McLaughlin movie scenes,
magazine articles and web sites!

 

 

Help Save the 1914 Shippey House!!

 

Bahia Mar: Public fails to show up;
City stonewalls on answering a question


City Commission should reject
Bahia Mar plan
(Update: They didn't)
June 2011

 


 

New Times names Yours Truly
"Best Political Activist of 2011"

 


 

22 photos in a slide show:
Citizens meet new City Manager

 

Here are the Hopi Indian words
read by the City Manager

During his first appearance at former Mayor Rob Dressler's "Fort Lauderdale Forum" (6/15/11), City Manager Lee Feldman concluded his remarks with a lengthy reading of words from the Hopi indians. The unusual thoughts and phrasing seemed to catch everyone's attention. When he was done, there was an audible reaction — "ohhhs" indicating people had been affected by what they had heard.

It was tough to soak it all in, so I asked Feldman for the text. Here it is in both jpeg and PDF formats so you can hang it on your wall.

 

Panorama of Who's Who
at the Big Feldman Meeting

 


YOUTUBE VIDEO 1

Fort Lauderdale ruins the serenity of the sunrise
with beach-cleaning tractors

YOUTUBE VIDEO 2

Tractors bulldoze beach tranquility

 


 

See what the great 1926 hurricane
did to sturdy buildings in Croissant Park

 

See the 1926, Post-Hurricane Panorama
of Downtown Fort Lauderdale!

 


 

See this 1925 photo of South Andrews
like you've never seen it before!!!!

Huge blowups let you explore image in great detail!

 


Space Shuttle launch from Fort Lauderdale
— 174 miles away (via YouTube)

 


 

Broward Mayor Ken Keechl's
ethically-challenged 2010 campaign
for re-election
(It deservedly failed!)

Keechl drives his campaign truck through big, fat ethics law loophole

 


Our sense of history gets
a kick in the head

Click here for more on the Historical Commission cuts

 


 

PNC Bank plans horribly dull,
pedestrian-unfriendly "dead zone"
for 'The New South Andrews"

 

 


And other stories about our
ethically-challenged ex-Commissioner
— now accused of corruption

Cindi's BSO mug shot

 


Connie Francis Returns to Fort Lauderdale

 

 

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Super Bowl Sign on Fort Lauderdale Beach

 

 


 

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