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Residents Encouraged To Get Connected! Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30, with September being the peak time for activity in the Atlantic Basin. To stay informed, residents are encouraged to register now for the Broward County Hurricane Update eMail. To receive updates on your cell phone or email, follow us on Twitter. To become a follower, visit twitter.com/ReadyBroward. For more information on hurricane preparedness, call the Broward County Call Center at 954-831-4000 or 311. (1 comments)
Broward County - Shelter Information - 08/29/11 09:18 PM
Residents are urged to familiarize themselves with the locations of the designated American Red Cross Mass Care Hurricane Shelters. All of the locations selected as shelters have been built with safety standards or have been retrofitted to serve as shelters. (0 comments)
Life and property are safer in the City of Tamarac more than ever before. Over a quarter century of professional firefighting growth, supported by the vision of the Mayor and the City Commission, have provided a safe and secure community.Tamarac Fire Rescue employs state-of-the-art technology. We have the ability to administer the latest clot busting drugs for heart attack victims, thereby saving critical minutes and lives. We have an aerial platform truck capable of elevated rescue of fire and accident victims, elevated fire streams, and serving as a fully equipped engine. Personnel are cross trained as Firefighter/Paramedics or Firefighter/Emergency Medical (1 comments)
PLAY DAY 2011! Join us Thursday, September 22, 2011 for the City of Tamarac's Play Day 2011! There will be fun and healthy activities, child and parent challenges, organized games, a bike raffle, prizes and much more! Play Day 2011 is made possible through the City's partnerships with the Kiwanis Club of Tamarac as well as Challenger and Tamarac Elementary schools. WHEN: Thursday, September 22, 20111:30 - 3:30 pm(Public School Early Release Day) WHERE: Tamarac Park (7501 N. University Drive)More information: (954) 597-3620 (0 comments)
City invites residents to Sept. 11 Day of Remembrance Memorial Ceremony - 08/25/11 05:31 PM
City invites residents to Sept. 11 Day of Remembrance Memorial Ceremony The City is hosting its annual Day of Remembrance to honor those who lost their lives 10 years ago during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. This year, the City will honor the victims at a commemoration ceremony on Sunday, September 11, at the September 11th Memorial located outside the Northwest Regional Library, 3151 N. University Drive, starting at 8:45 a.m. There also will be a wreath placed by the monument followed by a brief tribute from City officials and local families who (0 comments)
Broward County Public Schools Universal Free Breakfast Program - 08/25/11 05:29 PM
Broward County Public Schools Universal Free Breakfast Program This school year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is offering the Universal–Free Breakfast Program to students attending 77 District schools. The schools qualified to participate in the program were determined by the state of Florida, which makes universal-free school breakfast meals available to all students in each elementary, middle and high school where 80 percent or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals. No registration is required to participate in the Universal-Free Breakfast Program. Breakfast is served before the start of the school day. Parents may contact their (0 comments)
Tamarac - new garbage vendor, Waste Management - 08/21/11 04:20 PM
As you may know by now, the City of Tamarac has a new garbage vendor, Waste Management. Waste Management recently mailed postcards to all residences in Tamarac regarding their service and the choice residents who live in single-family homes have with regards to the size of the garbage carts available for both regular garbage pick-up and recycling pick-up.Beginning in October, residents are scheduled to receive one standard 65-gallon roll-out cart with wheels for garbage AND another 65-gallon roll-out cart for your recycling needs. (Please note: The recycling containers will have yellow lids to help differentiate them from the regular garbage carts.)If (0 comments)
BSO Shred-A-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet: September 10, 2011 - 08/21/11 04:18 PM
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The Broward Sheriff's Office will be hosting a combination Shred-A-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet event in Tamarac on Saturday, September 10, 2011.SHRED-A-THON:This is the perfect opportunity to shred away identity theft by safely disposing of personal documents, check stubs, credit card offers, receipts and any other material that may contain personal information! (Please note, there is a 5 box maximum.)OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET:Dispose of old, expired, and unused medicine. By joining in this effort, you can help prevent prescription drug abuse. Come early and receive a $5 gift card while supplies last. Saturday, September 10, 2011 9:30 a.m. (0 comments)
Margate - Single Stream Recycling - 08/21/11 04:15 PM
There's a New Way to Recycle in Margate!It’s the “All-In-One” System known as “single-stream” recycling As of October 1, 2009, Margate and many other cities in Broward County will have changed over to an “All-in-One” recycling system (known as single-stream recycling) where recyclable items no longer have to be sorted. Instead of placing items into two separate containers, the following can all be placed in the same container (whether it is a recycling bin, two bins, or a recycling cart): Place these items in your single-stream cart or bin(s):• Newspapers, inserts, catalogs, magazines, junk mail, office paper, soft-covered books, file (0 comments)
All About manatees - 08/15/11 06:05 PM
Manatees are large, slow-moving marine mammals of the Order Sirenia. The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) is a subspecies of the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus). The word “manatee” comes from the Spanish word “manati,” although the true origination of the word may date from the native Puerto Rican Taino people, whose translation means “ma” (big) “nati” (chest). A city named Manatí is located on the north central coast of Puerto Rico (named "Boriken" prior to Spanish discovery) where the name of this marine mammal, "alude directamente al nombre indígena de la ciudad," alludes to the indigenous name of the City. (1 comments)
finding a day care center - 08/15/11 05:58 PM
Need help finding a day care center? This should help you out. all the top places in broward country for day care
http://bit.ly/prJFR1 This is a great website for finding a day care center. I know it take a lot of time to find someplace and this website should help you out. Its from the broward county website. Hope it helps. Enjoy
Mission To improve the quality of life and empower Broward's families with children by engaging the community stakeholders to collaboratively and efficiently develop and support systems of care. About Us Children's Services section of Broward County Community Partnerships Division improves the lives of children and their families by providing leadership in community planning efforts. This section is responsible for strategic planning and administration of approximately $15 million in contracts awarded to public and non-profit organizations (0 comments)
HIV/AIDS Discusssion Scheduled September 6 - 08/15/11 05:32 PM
HIV/AIDS Discusssion Scheduled September 6 Join the Broward County HIV Planning Council’s Joint Client Community Relations Committee for a meeting featuring Ryan White Part A and AIDS Drug Assistance Program Eligibility. The scheduled date is Tuesday, September 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center, 140 S. Federal Highway, Multi-Purpose Room, Fort Lauderdale. For more information, contact the Ryan White Part A Program Office at 954-357-5390. (0 comments)
Thousands of Fla. mortgage brokers flee industry - 08/15/11 05:28 PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- During the Florida real estate boom of the mid-2000s, one of the most lucrative ways to make a living -- or commit fraud -- was to be a mortgage broker. More than 82,000 Floridians were licensed just four years ago, but the collapse of the housing market, stronger licensing requirements and background checks, and tougher loan requirements have cut that number by roughly 90 percent: the state currently licenses about 10,600 loan originators, as the profession is now called. Most got out of the business or moved elsewhere. Some of the small percentage who committed crimes went (1 comments)
Coral Springs - Red light cameras to take effect - 08/15/11 05:25 PM
Red light cameras to take effect Starting Monday, red light cameras will snap pictures of drivers who run red lights in Coral Springs. The first 30 days of the red light safety program will just be a warning period. Beginning Sept. 14, violators will be fined $158. The program is designed to discourage drivers from running red lights and reduce traffic collisions. (1 comments)
prescription drug deaths rise in 2010 - 08/15/11 05:20 PM
New data shows that prescription drug deaths in Florida increased nearly 9 percent last year compared to 2009 despite aggressive efforts by law enforcement to educate people about the dangers and to crack down on illegal distribution. Gov. Rick Scott said Monday he believes stronger legislation and regulation, along with more money for police, is helping in 2011. Data isn't available for the first half of this year, but Scott said he hopes the numbers will start to decline. He signed a new law in June that penalizes doctors who overprescribe painkillers, tightens rules for operating pharmacies and authorizes a prescription-drug (0 comments)
Prune Your Trees This Year? - 08/15/11 05:09 PM
Prune Your Trees This Year? That is what the City of Parkland is asking all residents to do to prepare their yards for the upcoming hurricane season. Consult with a Broward County licensed and insured tree trimmer and have your trees properly pruned to minimize tree and property damage. The City hopes to avoid what happened in prior years. A threatening hurricane spurs residents to aggressively cut back trees and shrubs, leaving piles of debris that the City cannot clear before the storm arrives. Under the City’s contract with Waste Management, pruning materials can be placed curb side during normal collection (1 comments)
The eighth month of the year is one of starts and finishes. The dog days of summer aren’t officially over until September 22, but as summer camps and vacations wind down, it’s hard to keep that holiday feeling even with SoFlo’s reads summer stickiness. But as one door closes, another opens, as parents and children prepare for a new school year, office workers trade summer casual for button-up sand closed-toe and we all sweep the sand off their shoes and gets ready (3 comments)
Use the food guide pyramid to help make lunch selections. Be mindful of portion control and portion size. Include fruits and vegetables, low fat milk, yogurt or cheese, grain choices, low fat meat selections and only a small amount of food from the top of the food pyramid. As the start of school approaches, here are some suggestions on what to pack:
Bread, cereal, rice and pasta group Whole wheat bread Bagel Whole wheat or regular English muffins Pita bread Whole wheat crackers Milk, yogurt and cheese group Low fat milk Single serving low fat shelf milk (0 comments)
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having important supplies in sufficient quantity for each member of your family to last for at least three days. Emergency managers in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties want to make sure you know what to have in place now in case of a disaster. Recommended Items: Food, Water, Bedding and Clothing · Water, ne gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation. · Non-perishable food, at least a three-day supply. Examples include canned juices, crackers, peanut butter, cereal, nuts and vitamins. (0 comments)
Window and Door Protection: Storm Shutters - 08/11/11 05:12 PM
With hurricane season right around the corner, our experiences of the past have taught us many lessons. One of them was that storm shutters can pose life threatening barriers to exiting a burning building resulting in avoidable injury and death. If shutters are left in place when they are clearly not needed, lives are at risk. An ordinance exists prohibiting residents of occupied dwellings from leaving shutters in place in excess of 10 consecutive days after the storm watch or warning has been lifted.
Since September 1, 1994, building codes in effect in Broward County have required that all openings (1 comments)
Tax-Free Weekend - 08/11/11 05:03 PM
Shop ’til You Drop on Tax-Free Weekend Residents and visitors to Broward County are encouraged to head for the outlets, malls and flea markets and pay no sales tax – a savings of 6 percent – during Florida’s tax-free weekend, August 12-14. The special shopping weekend applies to clothing, bags and footwear under $75 per item and school supplies under $15 per item. For more information visit the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.sunny.org/taxfree. (0 comments)
Tips for a First-time Home Buyer - 08/02/11 05:38 PM
Defining Search Parameters for a First-Time Home Buyer Almost 80% of all home searches today begin on the Internet. With just a few clicks of the mouse, home buyers can search through hundreds of online listings, view virtual tours, and sort through dozens of photographs and aerial shots of neighborhoods and homes. You've probably defined your goals and have a pretty good idea of the type of home and neighborhood you want. By the time you reach your real estate agent's office, you are halfway to home ownership. How Long Should It Take to Buy Your First Home? In seller's markets, (0 comments)
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