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September 30, 2014

Mammogram awareness event Thursday

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Memorial Regional Hospital West in Pembroke Pines is hosting the Fabulous Friends Mammo Party Thursday in an effort to bring awareness to the importance of getting an annual mammogram.

The event runs from 6-8 p.m. and offers $50 screenings or 3D mammograms, with referral or prescription from a physician. Call 954-844-9914 for an appointment.

Refreshments, mini massages and mini manicures will also be available. The hospital is at 703 N. Flamingo Road.

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September 25, 2014

Annual arts and crafts show this weekend

More than 60 artists will be selling their wares this weekend at the eighth annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show at the Southwest Focal Point Community Center.

The show runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free. The center is at 301 NW 103rd Ave. in Pembroke Pines.

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September 23, 2014

Pines in top 50 "Best Place to Live 2014"

Pembroke Pines is the only city in Florida to be ranked in Money magazine's "Best Place to Live 2014" list, an annual ranking of American cities.

Coming in at number 32, Pines was described by the magazine as an ideal area for both young families and retirees as the city has 20 A-rated schools and five communities geared toward the 55-and-older crowd.

The magazine looked at 781 cities across the country with populations between 50,000 and 300,000, ranking them on more than 50 factors, including economic strength, job growth, affordable housing, safety, schools, accessible health care, arts and leisure and ease of living.

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September 22, 2014

Mayor hosts anti-bullying campaign

Mayor Frank Ortis invites parents and students to join his campaign to end bullying.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the River of Grass Theater at the Academic Village, 17195 Sheridan St. A screening of the film "Bully" and a subsequent discussion will take place.

Registration for the free event is required at http://www.ppines.com/CampaignToEndBullying. Tickets are required at the door.

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September 19, 2014

Pines continues jazz concert series Sunday

Bring chairs and blankets Sunday to enjoy the next installment of the Jazz in the Pines Concert Series.

The free concert starts at 5 p.m. and will feature the music of Othello Molineaux at William B. Armstrong Dream Park, 1700 Dykes Road. Refreshments will be sold.

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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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