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October 26, 2009

Local lane closures this week

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Below are the local lane closures local motorists should be mindful of when heading out of the house through Oct. 30:

- Westbound I-595 will undergo one rolling lane closure between 136th Avenue and Hiatus Road, nightly, from 9:30 p.m.-5 a.m. beginning today and ending Wednesday.

- One westbound lane of State Road 84 between Commodore Drive and 125th Avenue will be closed from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday.

- One westbound lane of S.R. 84 between 136th Avenue and Commodore Drive will be closed from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday.

- Eastbound I-595 will undergo one rolling lane closure between the I-75 overpass and State Road 7, nightly, from 9 p.m. -5 a.m. beginning today and ending Thursday.

- Nova Drive at 84th Avenue will undergo a complete closure, nightly, from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. beginning today and ending on Friday.

During the closures, motorists will be able to access residential areas off Nova Drive from either side of the closure. Nova Drive through traffic, between University Drive and Pine Island Road, will be detoured to Stirling Road.

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October 22, 2009

Weston reminds residents to wear a helmet

The Broward Sheriff's Office responded to the scene Tuesday of a child struck by a vehicle in the 4400 block of Foxtail Lane in Weston (The Ridges).

A 10-year-old boy was riding his bike when he attempted to cut across the road. He drove into the path of a van that struck him. The child was conscious and taken to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood by BSO Air Rescue. Although he sustained a head injury and some contusions, his condition is not life-threatening. He was not wearing a helmet.

The city wants to remind parents and children to always wear a Helmet. It is the law that bicycle riders and passengers under 16 wear a bicycle helmet.

For information and statistics on Helmet Safety, view the city's Be Head Smart brochure http://www.westonfl.org/Content.aspx?f=/Content/fireEMS/fireEMS.aspx

The Broward Sheriff's Office, Weston District has bike helmets available for children who cannot afford one.

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October 19, 2009

Lane closures affecting motorists this week

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Below are lane closures that could affect your commute this week through Friday, Oct. 23:

* One lane of Nova Drive between University Drive and Pine Island Road will undergo intermittent closures from 9 p.m.- 6 a.m. today and Tuesday.

* One lane of eastbound State Road 84 between Nob Hill Road and Evergreen Place will undergo intermittent closures, daily, from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., through Friday.

* Westbound S.R. 84 will undergo one rolling lane closure between 136th Avenue and Hiatus Road, nightly, from 9:30 p.m.-5 a.m. beginning today and ending Wednesday.

* One eastbound lane of S.R. 84 between Paradise Way and 125th Avenue will be closed from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday.

* Nova Drive at 81st Avenue will undergo a complete closure, nightly, from 9 p.m.- 6 a.m. beginning Wednesday and ending Friday. During the closures, motorists will be able to access residential areas off Nova Drive from either side of the closure. Nova Drive through traffic, between University Drive and Pine Island Road, will be detoured to Stirling Road.

* One eastbound lane of S.R. 84 between Flamingo and Hiatus roads will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

* Eastbound S.R. 84 will undergo one rolling lane closure between 136th Avenue and Hiatus Road, nightly, from 9:30 p.m.-5 a.m. beginning on Wednesday and ending Friday.

* One westbound lane of S.R. 84 between Hiatus Road and Flamingo Road will be closed, daily, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

* One left turn lane of eastbound S.R. 84 and one through lane of northbound University Drive will be closed at the intersection from 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday.

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October 16, 2009

Weston getting ready for its Fall Harvest Festival and Halloween Safety Expo

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Weston has begun preparations for its Fall Harvest Festival and Halloween Safety Expo, set for 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at Tequesta Trace Park, 600 Indian Trace.

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, in partnership with the city and the Broward Sheriff's Office Weston district, will host a number of fun activities for the whole family.

There will be live entertainment, a bounce house, food vendors, inflatables, arts and crafts booths, DJ music, pumpkin patch, interactive teddy bear clinic, bloodmobile, health screenings, safety exhibits, as well as free cotton candy and snow cones.

The Children's Halloween Costume Parade starts at 6:30 p.m., with the pet costume contest at 8.

For more information, call 954-276-5985.

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October 15, 2009

Hall-a-baloo Spooktacular haunts into Weston next week

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The Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston, 20201 Saddle Club Road, hosts its Halloween Hall-a-baloo Spooktacular from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23.

Festivities for children include games, arts and crafts, a haunted "fun house" and treats.

Guests can also come dressed to participate in a Halloween costume contest.

The event is free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Register at the Members Service Desk.

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City Commission to honor “A”-rated schools, principals and teacher

The Weston City Commission will recognize nine public schools in Weston and Tequesta Trace Middle School teacher Rafael Giraldo for his cross-country cycling “Tour of Discovery" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19 at City Hall, 17200 Royal Palm Blvd.

For the fifth consecutive year, nine public schools in Weston have received the coveted “A” rating in the state’s A+ Plan for Education.

The program requires testing of students in grades 3-11 in reading, math and science on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Annually, all public schools are graded (A-F) based upon the performance and progress of students on the FCAT. The schools and their respective principals will be recognized by the commission and presented with Crystal Book Awards for their achievement.

 
Giraldo was welcomed home on Aug. 30 as he rode into Weston on his recumbent bike, completing a 3,800-mile, 86-day cross-country journey from San Francisco to Weston. The adventurer will be recognized for his inspiration as an educator, teaching his students as well as others who followed his journey, about commitment and establishing and fulfilling meaningful goals.

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Follow Weston on Twitter starting today

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Weston joins the social network revolution today with the launch of its Twitter account to keep residents, visitors and “followers” informed about city happenings.

Twitter will allow the city’s communications staff to tweet information on upcoming events and programs offered by all city departments, latest news items, real-time information on road or lane closures, emergencies and more.

Visit www.twitter.com/cityofweston

Residents or visitors can also sign up by clicking the Twitter link on the Weston homepage at www.westonfl.org.

City policy does not permit conversation with followers via Twitter. Anyone who has an inquiry or comment can e-mail City Hall at cityhall@westonfl.org or call 954-385-2000 for assistance.

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October 13, 2009

Women unite in Weston for breast cancer awareness month


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ More than 100 guests dressed in pink and learned about breast health, breast cancer, its treatment and prevention at the YMCA of Broward County’s Pink Tea event in Weston. For more information on the event, check out an upcoming issue of Community News. POSTED IN: None

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October 6, 2009

Bonaventure Community Bus Service stops Oct. 30

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The Weston City Commission last night approved a resolution to terminate the agreement the city has with Davis Tours Inc. to provide the Bonaventure Community Bus Service.

The service will continue through Friday, Oct. 30. Riders will be notified when calling for reservations, through notices on the bus and on the city's website.

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October 5, 2009

Weston school teacher's voyage across America topic of discussion at Davie university

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Nova Southeastern University will have a panel discussion to discuss Tequesta Trace Middle School U.S. history teacher Rafael Giraldo's recent three-month biking expedition across America at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 at NSU's Don Taft University Center, 3301 College Ave. in Davie.

Giraldo rode his recumbent bicycle this summer from San Francisco to Weston and will be showing photographs he took during the journey. He will also display his recumbent bike.

Other panelists will include Timothy Dixon, professor of history and legal studies at NSU's Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences; Daniel Markarian, program professor for social studies at NSU's Fischler School of Education and Human Services; and Tim Petraitis, advanced placement U.S. history teacher at Cypress Bay High School.

Call 954-262-2150.

-- Scott Fishman

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Flu shots offered at Weston YMCA on Oct. 12

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Flu shots (not H1N1) will be offered 9-11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12 at the Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston, 20201 Saddle Club Road.

Shots are provided by a pharmacist from YMCA community partner Publix Supermarkets.
Cost is $25 (no cost for Medicare, Humana and Aetna Part D members).

Free guest passes also will be available.

Call 954-424-9622 or visit http://www.ymcabroward.org

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Free residential bulk pickup coming up this month

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Bulk trash pickup takes place in Weston Oct. 14-17.

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

Bulk collection day is based on regular garbage collection day only. If items are not collected by the end of the day, they will be collected the following day, depending on amount of items placed out by the community.

Multi-family units with Dumpster service (apartments and condominiums) are asked to place items alongside the community’s Dumpster by 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct.17.

Hazardous waste materials aren't accepted.

For more information, visit the city's website at www.westonfl.org or call the Public Works Services Center at 954-385-2600.

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October 4, 2009

Important City Commission meeting today

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City commissioners discussed the fate of the Bonaventure Community Bus Service at a workshop on Sept. 30.

They unanimously recommended to bring back a resolution for consideration at today's commission meeting at 7 p.m. at Weston City Hall (17200 Royal Palm Blvd.) to terminate the agreement with Davis Tours Inc. to provide the service.

This comes after the commission passed a budget without funding for the bus service on Sept. 21. The bus serves only residents in the Bonaventure portion of Weston, and the cost of the service is assessed to property owners in the Bonaventure Development District.

The annual contract amount for the service is $88,000. Daily ridership per month averages 13, with an average $32 cost per rider/per day.

If the termination of the service is approved, it would continue through Friday, Oct. 30 before it's discontinued.

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October 2, 2009

Weston Fire Department awarded grant

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Posing with the ceremonial grant award check are Commissioner Murray Chermak, Clay Eschrich, vice president of sales for Allianz Life, Commissioner Angel Gomez, Commissioner Mercedes Henriksson, Mayor Eric Hersh, Fire Chief John Frailey and Andrew Katlin, Allianz Life agent who nominated the Fire Department for the grant award.

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In a brief ceremony at Fire Station #81, the Weston Fire Department was awarded a $21,466 grant from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America.

The money will go toward the purchase of a 3M Opticom GPS Priority Control System to be installed in each Weston fire truck/rescue vehicle. This will work with the preemption equipment that was funded by the city in the 2009/2010 fiscal year budget to be installed in city-wide traffic signals.

The system will activate a signal before the emergency vehicle arrives at intersections and activate the signal to clear the approach of the emergency vehicle, assisting in a faster response time and increasing intersection safety.

The grant was given through the Allianz Heritage program, which encourages Allianz employees to support their neighborhood by nominating a fire department for grants and by performing volunteer work. Agent Andrew Katlin, a Weston resident, nominated the fire department for this grant and was at the ceremony.

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October 1, 2009

Weston YMCA hosting Pink Tea for breast cancer awareness

The Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston, 20201 Saddle Club Road, welcomes U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as its guest speaker for a free, informative session on breast cancer awareness from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5.

Guests are invited to wear pink, sip tea and have some treats while sharing in the knowledge and support of other women. Learn more about the disease, its treatment and prevention.

In addition to Wasserman Schultz, herself a cancer survivor, other speakers at the event include an oncologist, a radiologist and a dietitian.

Breast health professionals will also be on hand to teach the Triple Touch breast self-examination techniques recommended by the American Cancer Society.

To RSVP, contact Jessica Ganson at 954-334-9622, or jganson@ymcabroward.org. For more information, visit www.ymcabroward.org.

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