How to make the most of a South Florida vacation this winter season

Carbone — Traditional Italian Fare South Florida Restaurant — Photos by Giovanny Gutierrez/Chat Chow TV South Florida is loved for many reasons, beginning with the fact that vacationing here can be as toes-in-the-sand or sophisticated as you’d like. From Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale to Miami and the Florida Keys, we have all that’s new

South Florida has passed the peak of the omicron surge

South Florida Omicron Testing Site — Courtesy: Shutterstock — YES Market Media HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — According to experts, the height of the COVID-19 omicron variant surge may be behind us in South Florida.  “In Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, hospitals have already experienced their peak,” Mary Mayhew, president and CEO of the Florida Hospital Association, said

South Florida produce growers face major obstacles in 2022

Farmer holding produce — Courtesy: Shutterstock — ABO PHOTOGRAPHY Produce growers are facing several challenges as they make their way into the new year. These hurdles include inflation, a labor shortage, supply chain and market disruptions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “There’s just so much unsureness with the future of the market,” said Jeffrey

Dozens of flights canceled in South Florida, leaving plenty of travelers stranded

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Affect Flights — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Dima Berlin Major airlines have canceled hundreds of flights across the country as the omicron variant has jumbled schedules and drew down staffing levels during the busy holiday season. Dozens of flights were canceled on Saturday morning at Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood

Spike in COVID-19 cases causes closures, cancellations, and long lines throughout South Florida

COVID-19 Testing — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: zstock As several South Florida counties reach a “high” risk level for COVID-19 transmission, residents are experiencing extremely long testing lines, store closures, and event cancellations. With the holidays & Christmas approaching quickly, testing sites are experiencing exceptionally long lines. Tropical Park, a 24/7 PCR testing and

South Florida sends help to victims of devastating tornado aftermath

Tornado Damage — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Dustie South Floridians are making an effort to help out the victims of the biggest tornado to hit the U.S. in decades. Parts of Kentucky and four other states were flattened over the weekend by a destructive string of tornadoes where dozens of people were killed. “The

New area code coming to South Florida in 2022

Aerial View of Palm Beach County (561 area code) — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: pisaphotography WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach County will soon get a new area code. The county, which has used the 561 area code for nearly 25 years, will begin using a new code next summer, officials said. The

South Florida’s most festive food and drink for the 2021 holiday season

Veza Sur Brewing Co. brings back its seasonal holiday drink, Coquito Loquito — Courtesy: Veza Sur Brewing Co. The holidays are officially here and you know what that means… let the festivities begin! Despite being known for its tropical vibes year-round, South Florida sure knows how to deck the halls.  If you’re looking for a

“Holiday in the Park:” South Florida Youth Symphony presents free holiday concert

South Florida Youth Symphony The Gold Medal and Emmy Award-winning South Florida Youth Symphony will bring their talents to Sunny Isles Beach with a free holiday concert. The nation’s leading youth music organization will present “Holiday in the Park” on Dec. 12 at the Gateway Park Amphitheater, 151 Sunny Isles Blvd. The concert will be

Miami Beach celebrates the start of Hanukkah in true South Florida style

World’s Largest Electronic Menorah — Hanukkah Celebration — Courtesy: Paramount Miami The world’s largest electronic menorah will shine across South Florida’s skyline during the eight nights of the Jewish “Festival of Lights.” In a video provided by the Paramount Miami Worldcenter, the 60-story skyscraper’s LED-lit menorah went on display Sunday evening, the first night of