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August 31, 2010

Weston parks named president of Florida Recreation and Park Association

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Don Decker, director of Weston's parks and recreation department, was recently appointed president of the Florida Recreation and Park Association.

The organization advocates for parks and recreation interests and provides its members with a forum for professional development, networking opportunities and resources. He will oversee 1,500 members representing more than 270 parks and recreation agencies throughout the state.

His one-year term begins Sept. 2 at the state conference in Orlando.

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Broward Sheriff's Office offering free home security surveys for Weston residents

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The Broward Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Squad is offering free home security surveys to provide Weston residents with answers on how to improve the safety of their home.

Concerns covered include having the right locks, properly securing windows, alarm systems and having enough lighting in the home.

The survey takes about 30 minutes and provides information on how to improve the safety of your home.

To schedule a free home security survey, call 954-389-2030 or e-mail kari_pallotto@sheriff.org.

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August 24, 2010

Baton and dance classes offered in Weston next month

The South Florida Super Stars are offering combination classes at the Community Center inside Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club Road.

Hip-hop dance, cheerleading and baton twirling will be taught by instructor Wendy Russell.

Cost is $45 a month. There is a registration cost of $25, and you will also be asked to purchase your own baton for $20. Pom-poms and other equipment will be provided. Classes are offered Thursday: 4-5 p.m. for ages 4-7, 5-6 p.m. for ages 8-12, and 6-7 p.m. for Shooting Star students.

Visit www.westonfl.org for registration details.

For more on the South Florida Super Stars, visit www.floridasuperstars.com

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August 20, 2010

Playground at Weston Regional closed Monday

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The satellite playground by the picnic shelters and roller hockey rinks at Weston Regional Park will be closed Monday, Aug. 23 for minor repairs.

Residents can use the new playground near the YMCA until the work is completed.

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August 17, 2010

Results are in for Weston's efforts to assist with school supply drive

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Collection boxes were placed in the lobby of Weston City Hall, the Police Services Center, the Weston Community Center and the Public Works Services Center for Broward County's school supply drive for Family Central.

After two weeks, the results included 50 notebooks, 23 packs and 50 individual pencils/pens, 34 glue sticks/bottles and 50 folders/binders.

For the complete list, visit http://www.westonfl.org/NewsdayTuesday/08172010/P06_StudentsHelped.pdf

Donated supplies were taken to Family Central, where they will be packaged for children and families.

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August 16, 2010

Weston teacher returns home from 15-state bike tour

Tequesta Trace Middle School teacher Rafael Giraldo returned to his Weston home after a bike tour of the 13 original states.

During his Tour of Discovery Ride for the Republic, he cycled through 15 states in all, covering 2,930 miles.

Residents and dignitaries throughout the city welcomed Giraldo as he made his final stop off State Road 84 behind Publix.

For more on his journey, visit http://www.tourofdiscovery.com/tour2010.html

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August 10, 2010

Health event coming to Weston hotel

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The Broward County Health Department will participate in the Joining Forces For Better Health 2010 event, set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Hotel and Conference Center, 250 Racquet Club Road in Weston.

The event is designed to raise public awareness of and showcase the diversity of health and medical services in South Florida.

Guest speakers and more than 50 health, medical and community resource agencies and professionals are expected to showcase their services.

For more information, call 954-214-0608.

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August 6, 2010

Weston elementary and middle schools get high marks

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Weston elementary and middle schools are all rated as "A" schools based on FCAT results and school grades.

Grades for high school will come in November after the implementation of a new scoring system that determines the grade by utilizing 50 percent FCAT and 50 percent new measures.

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Weston resident and congresswoman gets TV show

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Weston resident and U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has launched an On-Demand cable TV show, chronicling her political activities in Florida and Washington.

Those interested with Comcast cable with can access it by going to channel 888, opening the "My Government" folder and clicking on "MiCongress." You'll see a variety of videos, with new content put up regularly.

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August 5, 2010

Weston YMCA signing up for fall sports programs

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The Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston, 20201 Saddle Club Road, is registering for fall sports programs throughout the month.

Baseball, basketball, hockey and volleyball will be offered.

Visit http://www.ymcabroward.org/Locations/Sheinberg/youth-sports.php or call 954-424-9622 for more information.

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