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April 30, 2010

Free household hazardous and electronics collection in Weston May 16


Residents can drop off household hazardous waste and electronics items for free from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 16 at the Public Works Service Center, 2599 S. Post Road.

This includes used or leftover contents of consumer products that contain chemicals with one of the four characteristics: toxic, ignitable, corrosive or reactive, as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Accepted items include oil and latex paints and thinners, used motor oil, auto fluids and gasoline solvents, pesticides, fertilizers, pool chemicals, drain cleaners, tires, mercury, rechargeable and automobile batteries, and electronics such as computers and televisions.

For more information, call 954-385-2600 or visit


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April 29, 2010

Road construction on Bonaventure Blvd. to begin Monday


Motorists should use caution when traveling down Bonaventure Boulevard as construction of two new roundabouts at Saddle Club Road and Blatt Boulevard will begin on Monday, May 4.

Both currently have four-way stops with four-lane roads but are not approved by Broward County for traffic signals.

While there will be intermittent lane closures during construction, the intersections will remain open.


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April 28, 2010

Weston YMCA among locations to host Healthy Kids Day


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The YMCA of Broward County recently hosted its annual Healthy Kids Day, a free community event aimed at assisting kids, adults and families who want to lead healthy lifestyles but struggle to do so.

Visitors at each of the locations, including the Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston, learned how to live healthier lifestyles.

Activities included a parent/child obstacle course, swim safety education, nutrition information, Y sports for all ages, and aerobic demonstrations.

For more information, call the YMCA of Broward County at 954-334-9622 or visit


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April 19, 2010

Cypress Bay stadium hosting Relay for Life this weekend


The American Cancer Society’s 2010 Relay For Life of Weston will be hosted at the Cypress Bay High School football field and stadium beginning at 5:30 p.m April 24 and continuing until April 25.

Those days were proclaimed Relay For Life of Weston Weekend by Weston, in a proclamation signed today by Mayor Eric Hersh.

The event program includes: an opening ceremony, featuring guest speakers U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti, both cancer survivors; initiation of victory and team laps; a silent auction; and a luminaria ceremony.

Luminarias can be purchased for $5 online or at the event as a memorial to loved ones touched by or lost to the battle with cancer. In a light of hope, the hundreds of luminarias purchased will be lit after dark.

For more information or to purchase a luminaria, visit


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April 13, 2010

Weston YMCA to host Free Healthy Kids Day


The YMCA of Broward County is hosting its annual Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 17.

The Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston, 20201 Saddle Club Road, is among the seven facilities hosting the free community event to assist kids, adults and families who want to lead healthy lifestyles but struggle to do so.

Activities include a family obstacle course, sports clinics, fitness challenges, swim safety education, nutrition information and aerobic demonstrations.

Guests can also sign up for summer camp, swim lessons, youth sports and membership. At noon, all locations will partake in a ceremony to “Blow the Whistle” on childhood obesity.

For more information, call 954-334-9622 or visit


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April 8, 2010

Weston residents can still get flood insurance discount


The Federal Emergency Management Agency has accepted Weston as a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System and has achieved a Class 8 rating.

This rating enables Weston property owners to receive a 10 percent discount on the cost of flood insurance for NFIP flood insurance policies issued or renewed in Special Flood Hazard Areas on or after May 1, 2009.

Residents do not need to do anything special to receive the discount. The city's rating in the CRS has been entered into a nationwide database utilized by insurance agents to write and rate flood insurance coverage.


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Bulk trash pickup in Weston at the end of the month


For single-family homes in Weston, this month's bulk trash collection will correspond with your regularly scheduled collection day (Wednesday-Friday, April 21-April 23), 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 upon the volume of items placed out by the community.

Multi-family units with Dumpster service will have a pick up on Saturday, April 24.

Place items alongside the community’s Dumpster by 7 a.m. (apartments and condominiums). Hazardous waste materials will not be accepted.

Visit or call the Public Works Services Center at 954-385-2600 for more information.


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April 6, 2010

Weston launches redesigned website


Weston recently launched its newly designed website.

The site address at has not changed, but the look and content have. City officials say the new visual design is reflective of the city’s close proximity to the Everglades and offers more information in a clean, user-friendly fashion.

The website is launched in conjunction with the branding of all city communication media: Weston Always On.

In the future, the homepage will link visitors to information on the city’s wetland mitigation page when they click on the foliage, and link them to natural habitats and its wildlife if they click on the heron.

Residents also can stay up to date on city happenings by following it on Twitter.


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April 1, 2010

Ceremony for retiring fire chief set for tomorrow

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Chief John Frailey will be recognized during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 2 at Weston Fire Station #81, 17350 Royal Palm Blvd.

The event will include a final walk-by and inspection of uniformed personnel with Chief of Department Joseph R. Lello, honor guard salute and last alarm, broadcast over the radio to signify Frailey’s service to the community.

Frailey will also be presented with his helmet, retirement badge and an American flag that has flown over every Broward Sheriff's Office fire-rescue station.

Lastly, the honor guard will ring in his retirement with eight rings of the fire bell.


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