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September 8, 2014

Guns and Hoses charity ribs eating competition set

Police officers and firefighters will face off for bragging rights and charity fundraising Tuesday at the first Guns and Hoses Ribs Eating Challenge at Texas Roadhouse, 3241 SW 160th Ave. in Miramar.

A percentage of that night's food sales from 4-10:30 p.m. will go to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Relay for Life and the Miramar Police Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Both departments will also have vehicles, educational materials and other fun activities for kids.

The rib challenge will start at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 954-499-3391.

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September 4, 2014

New technology and academic programs available

Miramar is partnering with South Florida Academic & Community Resources Center to bring technology and academic enrichment programs to residents.

Tutoring will be offered for every grade, and specific emphasis will be placed on new Common Core testing standards for reading, language arts, literacy and math. Students will also be taught effective research techniques and efficient ways to safely use the Internet.

Adults and seniors can take classes on Internet use, creating electronic messages, constructing simple spreadsheets and more.

For more information, call 954-283-7015 or email sfcomres@gmail.com.

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September 2, 2014

Nature Tots event at Miramar Pineland Park

Youngsters ages 2-4 are invited to explore nature through stories, songs and arts and crafts on Sept. 9 from 10-11 a.m. at Miramar Pineland Park, 3600 S. University Drive.

The cost is $5. Parental participation and registration are required.

Call 954-357-8776 for additional information.

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August 22, 2014

City appoints new fire rescue chief

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City commissioners Thursday officially named interim Fire Rescue Chief L. Keith Tomey III as the new chief.

He has 30 years experience in fire service, 27 of them with Miramar. Tomey earned his Executive Fire Officer designation from the National Fire Academy in 2005, and in 2011, the Center of Public Safety Excellence designated him as a Chief Fire Officer.

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August 20, 2014

Annual Family Fun Day on Saturday

Residents are invited to join their neighbors from around the community at Vizcaya Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for the second annual Family Fun Day.

The park, 14200 SW 55th St., will be filled with activities such as water slides, bounce houses, music and more.

For more information, call 954-883-6800.

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FALLAN PATTERSONFALLAN PATTERSON
A native of Broward County, Fallan Patterson covers Pembroke Pines, Miramar and Cooper City for Community News. A Florida International University journalism graduate, she began her career as an editorial assistant at the Sun Sentinel, later covering coastal communities and condo legislation for the Hi-Riser...
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