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December 23, 2009

Weston library collecting donations

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Donations are being accepted for the Weston Friends of the Library Book Store located inside the lobby at the Weston Branch Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd.

They are looking for children chapter books. Books can be dropped off at the store.

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December 16, 2009

Weston hosting Ice Age

Weston's next Moonlight Movies in the Park is "Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 at Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club Road.

Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world his friends attempt to rescue him.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets. The film will be projected onto a giant screen.

For more information, call 954-389-4321.

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December 15, 2009

Weston offering Christmas tree collection and recycling

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Weston residents residing in single-family homes with curbside garbage collection may place their Christmas trees at the curb for collection along with regular garbage collection.

Residents are asked to cut in half trees over 8-feet tall.

From Dec. 26-Jan. 9, residents can take their holiday tree to Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84 in Sunrise, where it will be chipped into mulch to be used by the county's parks division.

All decorations and lights must be removed. More than 9,000 trees were chipped last year, saving 124 tons from the waste stream.

Call 954-389-2000.

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December 10, 2009

Weston resident joins others recognized for volunteering


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Joanna Sheinberg, board member at the Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston, was included among a host of others honored at the YMCA of Broward County's annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon and Annual Meeting at the Hard Rock in Hollywood.

Hosted by WFOR-TV anchor Shannon Hori, the YMCA honored those who made an impact in the community.

The following were recognized:

· Bree Miron, interim principal at Plantation Elementary School, for the Children’s Advocacy Family Center’s Volunteer of the Year
· Jay Anderson, Deloitte & Touche, for the LA Lee YMCA Family Center
· Monelle Bradshaw, senior student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, for Parkland YMCA Family Center
· Sheinberg, board member at Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston, for the Sheinberg Y
· Deborah Owens, principal at Stranahan High School, for the Greater Hollywood YMCA Family Center
· Waste Management, YMCA of Broward County Partner of the Year

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December 9, 2009

Weston resident collecting donations to help military organizations

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Looking for a nonprofit or charity to give to this holiday season?

Weston resident Joey Herman and other family members formed the Thanks-4-Giving Foundation to raise money for organizations who support men and women in uniform.

With each $5 donation, the contributor and a member of the military will receive a matching bracelet. This gift will be presented to the military recipient in a reusable mesh bag, along with a short note explaining what the bracelet represents. There is also a space on the insert card for the benefactor to write a special message of thanks.

For more information or to make a donation, visit www.thanks-4-giving.org.

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Weston school offering camps during holiday breaks

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When school is out, Camp Sagemont in Weston is open.

For more information on their programs, call 954-384-5454, email camp@sagemont.com or visit www.campsagemont.com, or clicking Download file

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December 8, 2009

Santa's Holiday Revue in Weston on Dec. 19

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Santa's Holiday Revue, presented by Stages Productions, takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Cypress Bay Theater, 18600 Vista Park Blvd. in Weston.

The fast-paced musical takes a joyous "around the world" tour of the dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and many more.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and are available at the Weston Community Center or at the Cypress Bay box office one hour prior to the show.

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December 7, 2009

Weston hotel workers help students decorate gingerbread houses

The Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center and Spa hosted its annual community holiday event at Eagle Point Elementary in Weston on Dec. 2. Hotel employees and second-graders worked together to decorate gingerbread houses that will be displayed in the Hyatt lobby through Dec. 17.

The hotel invites guests and area residents to view its large scale gingerbread village and cast their vote for the best gingerbread house. The hotel will recognize the class with the most votes by donating $500 to the Sun-Sentinel Children’s Fund in their name.

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From left: Natalia Munoz, Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Executive Chef Bob Axenfeld and Matthew Whalen.

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Students put their creativity to work on the houses which are on display in the hotel’s lobby as part of a large-scale gingerbread village that features a replica of Eagle Point Elementary.

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December 4, 2009

Registration ongoing for Holiday Camp at Weston Tennis Center

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Looking for some holiday fun for the kids?

The Cliff Drysdale Holiday Camp is offered 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-30 at the Weston Tennis Center.

For more information, call 954-389-8666.

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Road closures for run Dec. 13

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Motorists traveling around Weston should be aware that the 2009 Run for Tomorrow will have numerous road closures and delays 6-10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.

Closures:
- Bonaventure Boulevard, from South Post Road to Royal Palm Boulevard (6–10 a.m.)
- Vista Park Boulevard (6:30-8 a.m.)

Delays:
- Royal Palm Parkway and Glades Parkway from Bonaventure Boulevard to Park Road, will maintain one lane for traffic throughout the race.
- Bonaventure Boulevard between South Post Road and Griffin Road

Orange safety cones and signs will designate the lanes to be used for runners and vehicles.

The Broward Sheriff's Office will have deputies stationed at intersections to assist with traffic flow, but motorists should expect delays.

All impacted intersections (homeowner community impacted shown in parentheses)

- Vista Park Boulevard and Grove Lane (Courtyard at the Grove)
- Vista Park Boulevard and Bonaventure Blvd
- Bonaventure Boulevard and West Ridge Drive/Orchard Road (The Ridges & Courtyard at the Grove)
- Bonaventure Boulevard and South Post Road
- Bonaventure Boulevard and Royal Palm Boulevard
- Royal Palm and Town Center Boulevard/Weston Hills Boulevard (Weston Hills Country Club)
- Royal Palm and Island Way (The Islands)
- Royal Palm and Weston Hills Drive/Bayside Drive (WHCC/Orchid Island)
- Royal Palm/Glades Parkway and Saddle Club Road
- Glades Parkway and Landings Boulevard (The Landings)
- Glades Parkway and Savanna Drive/Meadows Drive (The Meadows & Savanna)
- Glades Parkway and Park Road

Residents in Isles of Weston are asked to go out Manatee Isles Drive to South Post Road to access locations in Weston or go west out to U.S. 27.

Residents in Courtyard at the Grove residing in the western portion of the neighborhood will have to go west on Vista Park Boulevard out to Manatee Isles Drive between 6:30 and 8 a.m.

The Run For Tomorrow is the Rotary Holiday Run featuring a 5K run, half marathon and 1.5-mile walk starting and ending at Cypress Bay High School, 18600 Vista Park Blvd.

For more information, visit www.runfortomorrow.com.

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December 2, 2009

Young artist with Down syndrome hosts first exhibition Saturday in Weston

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The work of Daniela Jahn Cano, a 24-year-old artist with Down syndrome, will be unveiled during a reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Art Institute of Weston, 2900 Glades Circle, Suite 160.

The free exhibit highlights more than 80 of her works.

The exhibit, called "I am a Down Syndrome Artist," will remain on display throughout the month. It is the first exhibit for the Venezuelan woman, who has been expressing herself through art since she was a girl.

She is the granddaughter of internationally known artist Conchita Firgau, the owner of the Art Institute of Weston. She spends her summers with Firgau in Weston, where she has developed as an artist.

For more information on the Art Institute of Weston or this exhibit, call 954-659-9050 or visit www.artinstitute.info

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