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May 28, 2010

Temporary lane closure in Weston for 5K Memorial Day run

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There will be temporary lane closures from 6-8 a.m. Monday, May 31 during the running of the Memorial Day Classic 5K.

This race is not a city event, but it has been issued a required event permit to ensure proper traffic control.

The event is expected to draw 900 runners and will include a one-quarter-mile kids race.

Residents traveling in the below areas should be aware:

* Town Center Boulevard, from Town Center Circle to Three Village Road.
* Three Village Road, from Town Center Boulevard to Indian Trace.
* Indian Trace, from Country Isles to Town Center Boulevard
* Town Center Boulevard, from Indian Trace to Three Village.

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May 27, 2010

Weston announces next AARP safe driving course

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Weston is offering AARP’s 55 Alive/Mature Driving Program from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 19 at the Weston Community Center, 20200 Saddle Club Road.

This 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. Registration is required. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.

To register, call Sonny at 954-385-9920.

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May 25, 2010

Weston skate park closing for a few days in June

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The Skate Park inside Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club Road, will be closed Tuesday, June 8 through Thursday, June 10 for repairs.

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May 21, 2010

Residents can use ReadyTown tool on Weston site as tool for hurricane season

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With the June 1 start of hurricane season inching closer, Weston wants to remind residents and business owners that ReadyTown is available on the city’s website to make an individualized emergency preparedness plan.

It's designed to assist the community in preparing for an emergency. The step-by-step, online guide can be helpful when building an emergency preparedness plan for individuals or families.

To access ReadyTown, visit http://www.westonfl.org/Residents/Hurricane/ReadyTown.aspx

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Weston boy with rare disorder creating awareness and furthering research

A story on Weston boy Enzo Osores and his family also ran in an April edition of Community News and online at articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-04-03/news/fl-cn-enzo-0404-20100403_1_charles-milian-retardation-weston-boy
Click above to see a recent TV report on the family.

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May 20, 2010

Weston playground getting new equipment

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The playground next to the Community Center in Weston Regional Park
will be closed until June 18.

This is due to construction and installation of playground equipment.

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May 13, 2010

Relay for Life of Weston raises more than $146,000 to fight breast cancer

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The American Cancer Society’s 2010 Relay for Life of Weston raised $146,640 at Cypress Bay High School.

Raffle tickets for two separate cruises for two are still being sold, and those proceeds will be added to the total at the winning drawing in late May.

This year’s event was celebrated with 45 teams totaling more than 600 registered participants.

Anyone wishing to purchase raffle tickets can e-mail westonrelayteams2010@comcast.net

Tickets are $10 each or three for $25 for a chance to win one of two cruises.

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May 6, 2010

Weston students complete commission simulation exercise

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Students completed a commission simulation exercise as part of the Weston University Program.

The simulation, which took place in the commission chambers at Weston City Hall, was complete with role assignments, agenda and an audience.

In their roles as commissioners, staff or developers, students are tasked with evaluating and voting on a number of city issues. Students had assistance from city commissioners and staff if they needed it.

Since its inception in 2002, the Weston University program has provided select high school students an in-depth education on the functions of local government.

The eighth class features 24 students from Cypress Bay, Sagemont and Western high schools who will graduate during the May 17 City Commission meeting.

Students met once a month for a full-day class that highlighted a different civic discipline.

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May 3, 2010

Debbie Wasserman Schultz to announce winners of her 2010 Congressional Art Competition

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U.S. Rep. and Weston resident Debbie Wasserman Schultz will have her annual Congressional High School Art Competition reception at Nova Southeastern University in Davie today.

The winning piece will be displayed at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., for a year, along with the winning pieces from congressional districts all over the country.

The winner will also be provided with two complimentary round-trip tickets to attend a ceremony at the Capitol in honor of the exhibit on June 17.

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