Lois K. Solomon, Sun Sentinel

Lois K. Solomon

Sun Sentinel

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Lois:

Ask Lois: Who are the great Fort Lauderdale chefs and what are the best “hidden gem” restaurants?

A Sun Sentinel reader Asks Lois for restaurants in Fort Lauderdale where the food doesn't taste mass-produced and bland. → Read More

World Cup watch parties: Where to get your Pulisic on in South Florida

Looking for a place in South Florida to experience U.S. vs. Netherlands with like-minded fanatics? Here are a few World Cup watch-party ideas. → Read More

It’s gardening season: Here’s a guide to South Florida’s native and invasive plants

Whether you’re new to South Florida or new to gardening, here’s a guide on how to go native this fall and enjoy the rewards you’ll receive as wildlife and fabulous colors work their natural Florida-friendly magic. → Read More

Florida confronts U.S. Department of Justice about polling site access

The U. S. Justice Department sought to monitor 64 jurisdictions on Election Day, including Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade. → Read More

Despite millions of mail-in ballots, voting is steady on Election Day

The crowds were steady throughout the day in South Florida on Election Day, and concerned about civility between parties. → Read More

Ask Lois: Can we vacation in hurricane-hit areas of Florida?

An "Ask Lois" reader wants to know whether Fort Myers and other areas of Florida's west coast have reopened to vacationers after Hurricane Ian. → Read More

Nicole forecast to become hurricane; southern Broward to Volusia under hurricane watch

Nicole, a subtropical storm as of Monday, is forecast to become a hurricane by midweek as it approaches the Bahamas then moves toward South Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center’s latest advisory. → Read More

Turnpike reopens in Broward after hazardous material incident

Florida's Turnpike in Broward was shut down early Sunday from Hollywood Boulevard to Griffin Road due to a hazardous materials incident. Roads have since reopened. → Read More

Ask Lois: A year later, why does my arm still hurt from the COVID booster?

An "Ask Lois" reader wants to know why her arm still hurts a year after her COVID booster. → Read More

Time for a new theater season: Will patrons return?

Are arts lovers returning to the theater now that the pandemic has abated? South Florida venues are reporting a mixed picture as some subscriptions have fallen but many shows are packing the house. → Read More

Ask Lois: Where should I donate for Hurricane Ian?

An "Ask Lois" reader is seeking reputable charities that are taking donations for those hurt most by Hurricane Ian. → Read More

Pets & the potty break: If your dogs won’t (or can’t) go out in the rain, here’s help

Tensions are mounting in many South Florida households, and it’s all related to the dog: She won’t or can't go out to pee. What’s a pet lover to do during a hurricane? → Read More

Hurricane Ian closures and cancellations: What you need to know

As South Florida continues to monitor Hurricane Ian’s trajectory this week, city and county offices, as well as schools and universities, have announced closures and cancellations. The state of Florida has activated its price-gouging hotline. This report will be updated constantly as new information becomes available. → Read More

For your caffeine fix: Where to find cheap coffee in South Florida

We know it’s become expensive, but there’s no stopping us: We must have our daily joe. It’s part of the morning ritual. Get dressed, load the car, head to Starbucks. But now there’s an additional rite: Cringe at the price. → Read More

Ask Lois: Should I get a COVID booster now or wait for the fall?

An Oakland Park reader with asthma wonders if he should get his second COVID booster now or wait for the next generation of shots to be released later this year. → Read More

Ask Lois: Where can tweens have fun in South Florida?

A Sun Sentinel reader asks Lois Solomon where to take a 12-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy for fun activities in South Florida. → Read More

Ask Lois: Can you help me get my condo common areas repaired?

A reader from Boca Raton asks Lois Solomon about the peeling wallpaper, filthy baseboards and frayed carpet in the elevator of her condo. Meanwhile, her condo board is considering a clubhouse renovation. What recourse does she have? → Read More

The painful legacy of a building: Parkland massacre site holds haunting, horrific memories

As the Parkland jury walked through the 1200 building on Aug. 4, students, teachers and graduates remember the classes they had in the building, the items they abandoned as they fled, and having to walk by the mass shooting crime scene so many times over the past few years. → Read More

Ask Lois: Are COVID rules back for the new school year?

A reader wrote in to "Ask Lois" to find out whether there are new COVID protocols for the upcoming school year. → Read More

Ask Lois: Here are more ideas for where to take out-of-town guests

Readers made sure to tell Ask Lois about all the places she left out of a recent column on outdoor sites to take out-of-town guests. Here are their recommendations. → Read More