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Mike Stocker / South Florida Sun Sentinel

More than 600 divers scooped up trash from the ocean floor off a South Florida beach, setting a Guinness World Records milestone for largest underwater cleanup.

Guinness adjudicator Michael Empric on Saturday counted 633 scuba divers entering the ocean near the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier.

Marlee's Diner
Caitie Switalski / WLRN

Marlee's Diner has been a beloved institution in Deerfield Beach for the past 17 years. 

Diners could get all types of homemade pies  - from cherry to peach - and endless combinations of omelettes for breakfast and Greek specialty foods served for lunch. 

But it's closing shop this Sunday. 


Jesse Wagstaff via Flickr

The cost of recycling programs has doubled in some Broward County cities.


This month, the price increased when previous contracts with Sun Bergeron expired. Part of that company is now owned by Waste Management, which cities are blaming for the price hike.

private beach
Caitie Switalski / WLRN

A new Florida law could make it harder for local governments to keep certain parts of the beach open to the public. 

fish swimming
Caitie Switalski / WLRN

Underwater web camera lovers, rejoice.


Deerfield Beach has been playing four months of highlight reels on its underwater webcam. Hurricane Irma damaged the main cable. But now that cable is repaired, and the live webcam stream is back on.

Deerfield Beach’s director for public affairs and marketing, Rebecca Medina Stewart, said that since Hurricane Irma people have been calling to ask her about the popular webcam every single day.


Deerfield Beach is following Miami Beach's lead in prohibiting plastic foam containers, like Styrofoam, on the sand.

Deerfield Beach officials banned polystyrene containers, like coffee cups and coolers, from all city events starting October 1. Even vendors can’t use the material, which isn’t biodegradable and often ends up in the ocean.

fish swimming
Deerfield Beach webcam / WLRN

If you’ve tried watching Deerfield Beach’s underwater webcam lately, then you’ve probably been watching the highlights reel

Deerfield And Hillsboro Beaches Will Go To Court Over Sand

Oct 26, 2017
Deerfield Beach sand groins from 1972
Deerfield Beach Historical Society via Conrad & Scherer Attorneys at Law / WLRN

The fight over sand between Deerfield and Hillsboro Beaches has gone on for over two years already — and it will continue  for at least one more. 

During a  status hearing between the two municipalities on Wednesday, a Broward judge set a trial date for a year from now. It’s expected to last 10 days at the end of October 2018. 


The Town of Hillsboro Beach is suing the City of Deerfield Beach for its “sand groins,” which are large rock piles that are put in place to try and protect a beach from erosion. 

Eleonora Edreva / WLRN

At a heated commission meeting in April, Deerfield Beach city commissioners narrowly approved a townhouse development on the site of a former cemetery.

This three-acre plot of land was not just any cemetery. During segregation, it was the only place in Deerfield Beach where the black community was allowed to bury its dead.