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April 24, 2009

Free puppet show for kids on Saturday


The More Precious Than Gold puppet show takes place at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2 at the Weston Community Center, 20200 Saddle Club Road.

In a kingdom by the beach, where sand castles are the coin of Realm, a king and his daughter discover that there are things even more precious than sandcastles or gold…

The free show is appropriate for ages 3-10, but all kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Call 954-389-4321.


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Three Little Pigs come to Weston


Families can check out the '"Three Little Pigs" at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Cypress Bay Theater, 18600 Vista Park Blvd.

This original musical explores the flaws of human nature through the eyes of a family of stubborn pigs and one very famous wolf.

This is a story of Papa Pig and his three children. The children must overcome sibling rivalry and join forces to battle the hungry wolf. Even the Big Bad Wolf turns out to be not so bad in a surprise ending.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and are available at the Weston Community Center, 20200 Saddle Club Road. Call 954-389-4321.


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April 20, 2009

Florida black bear spotted


A Florida black bear was spotted April 18 in the lake adjacent to Windmill Reserve, which is west of South Post Road and Manatee Isles Drive.

The incident was turned over to Florida Fish and Wildlife officers for capture and release back into the Everglades. It is assumed the bear crossed over US 27 and wandered into Weston. The bear has not been located at this time.

Officials are urging residents living in the area to take precautions: Do not leave food outside. Watch small children and pets closely.

According to officials, intentional and unintentional feeding of bears is the number one source of the problem, and if you even thought about doing it, it's illegal to feed bears in Florida.


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April 17, 2009

Registration under way for Weston sports programs


AYSO Region 644 Fall Soccer Registration

Soccer registration for the AYSO's fall soccer league began online at on April 15.

Players ages 4-19 are welcome. Cost for the program is $135 and includes 10 games, a full uniform, trophies, insurance and more.

All games and practices are held at the Weston Regional Park and run from September through December. For more information, e-mail or go to


WALL Big League Baseball is recruiting players ages 16-18 for the games beginning Sunday, May 10. The winner advances to the Big League World Series.

For more information or to register, e-mail Jeff Forman at or call 954-224-9001.


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Surf over for movie night in Weston park

The city will be showing Fantastic 4 - Rise of the Silver Surfer as a free Moonlight Movie at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club Road.

Fantastic 4 - Rise of the Silver Surfer

The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.

Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for a relaxing night out. Full-length feature films are projected onto a giant inflatable screen at the event stage.

Call 954-389-4321.


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April 13, 2009

Residential bulk pickup info


Bulk trash pick-up will be taking place in Weston on the following dates:

Wed., April 15; Thurs., April 16; Fri., April 17 or Sat., April 18.

For single-family homes, bulk trash collection will correspond with your regularly scheduled collection day (Wednesday-Friday), and all bulk trash must be placed curbside by 7 a.m.

Your bulk collection day is your regular garbage collection day only. If items are not collected by the end of the day, they will be collected the following day; it is dependent on the volume of items placed out by the community.

For multi-family units with Dumpster service (apartments and condominiums), place items alongside the community’s Dumpster by 7 a.m. Saturday, April 18.

Hazardous waste materials cannot be accepted.

For more information, visit or call the Public Works Services Center at 954-385-2600.


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AIU professor and author to speak on nation’s criminal justice system tomorrow in Weston

Criminal justice professor and local author Michael Sheetz will speak on the nation’s criminal justice system at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 at American InterContinental University South Florida's campus in Weston.

Criminal justice students will gather to debate due process issues facing America.


“The American criminal justice system is founded on the concept of due process and protection of the rights of the accused. It’s as ingrained in the fabric of American jurisprudence as proof beyond a reasonable doubt and innocent until proven guilty,” Sheetz said in a press release.
“But despite these fundamental ideals, the cold harsh reality exists that our system will continue to function only as long as society believes in its validity, and doesn’t doubt the system’s ability to protect them.”

Faith in the system is often shaken, but rarely in such stark relief as in the case of the “Kill for Thrill” murder spree, which is the topic of Sheetz’ new book, “Kill for Thrill: The Crime Spree that Rocked Western Pennsylvania."


In 1979, John Lesko and Michael Travaglia went on a seven-day killing spree. When they were done, they had left four random, innocent victims in their wake — including a young African-American rookie police officer.

Despite their full and voluntary confessions to all four murders, their 1981 convictions and death sentences have been the subject of contentious legal battles that continue to this day. While both men await yet another chance at freedom with their respective cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the victims and their families believe they have been all but forgotten by the system.

To RSVP for AIU’s upcoming event where these criminal justice issues will be explored, contact AIU marketing director Karla Lopez at


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April 7, 2009

Young resident puts on event to raise donations and supplies for Humane Society

At his Dog Day Afternoon event a few weeks ago at Markham Park, 12-year-old Adam Gold was able to raise $700 and bags of other necessities for the Humane Society of Broward County.

The Weston resident's work with the organization is part of the community aspect leading into his bar mitzvah in November. Adam and his family recently delivered the donations.


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April 2, 2009

AARP safe driving course set for April 18


The Weston Community Center is offering AARP’s 55 Alive/Mature driving program from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at 20200 Saddle Club Road.

This classroom session is designed as a refresher course in safe driving, for older motorists dealing with age-related physical changes.

The course is available to anyone 50 and older. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers.

Advance registration is required. To register, call Sonny at 954-385-9920.


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Come out for the annual Royal Egg Hunt April 11


Kids 10 and younger in three age groups will hunt for more than 17,000 candy-filled eggs on four fields at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11 in Weston Regional Park, 20201 Saddle Club Road.

It's recommended that residents pack up the basket and get to the park early.

For more information, call 954-389-4321.


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