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October 27, 2010

Lane closures Friday in Weston

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Roadway paving of the roundabout at Bonaventure Boulevard and Blatt Boulevard in Weston will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

The intersection will be closed during this time. Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes to avoid delays.

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October 26, 2010

Sights from the Wonderful World of Weston

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About 600 residents attended the "Wonderful World of Weston" at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Hotel's Grand Ballroom. The evening showcased art programs throughout the city, celebrating culture and diversity.

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Halloween Safety Expo set for Friday in Weston

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Weston and the Broward Sheriff’s Office will provide kids with a safe alternative to neighborhood trick or treating: The Halloween Safety Expo is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at Tequesta Trace Park, 600 Indian Trace.

This year, they have partnered with Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital to provide live entertainment, bounce houses, police and fire equipment and exhibits, DJ music, a Teddy Bear Clinic, child ID activity and more.

There will also be a pumpkin patch where kids can decorate a pumpkin and take it home for a small fee, and there will be a bloodmobile accepting donations.

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October 25, 2010

Changes to Bus Route 23 in Weston start Oct. 31

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Broward County Transit has announced service modifications to Bus Route 23 which will affect Weston riders beginning Oct. 31.

-- Service along the route will occur every 60 minutes during weekday peak hours from 6:30 to 10:20 a.m. and 3:30 to 7:20 p.m. Midday, evening and weekend service will be discontinued.
-- On weekdays, a southbound trip will be added from Sawgrass Mills Mall at 6:30 a.m.
-- The route will travel along Dykes Road instead of Interstate 75 between Griffin Road and Sheridan Street.
-- Service inside the Weston Park of Commerce will be discontinued, and a new bus stop will be added at the Cleveland Clinic.

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October 21, 2010

Weston foreign film series hits the theater next month

The Arts Council of Greater Weston presents the fifth annual Weston Foreign Film Series with the "Empire of Silver" (China) at 5 and 7:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8 at the Weston 8 Cinema, (1338 SW 160th Ave.

It's being shown in cooperation with the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

"Empire of Sliver" is a powerful drama released in 2009 that tells the saga of China’s “Wall Street” more than a century ago (English subtitles).

Cost is $30 for the series of all five films, $7 for single tickets.

Residents may purchase tickets starting Nov. 1 at the following locations: Community Bank of Broward, 1504 Weston Road; Weston Branch Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd.; and the Weston Community Center, 20200 Saddle Club Road.

For more information, visit www.artscouncilwestonfl.org.

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October 20, 2010

Halloween Happening set for Saturday

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The Weston Town Center is hosting a Halloween Happening Pumpkin Patch from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23.

Cypress Bay High will be on hand to sell pumpkins, with proceeds benefiting the school's music department. Those who buy will be entered into a raffle for a Nintendo Wii.

Other festivities include a pumpkin carving contest, face painting, bounce house, caricatures, children's dance performances and more.

For more information, call 954-349-5900.

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Weston YMCA hosting Halloween party on Friday

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Members and nonmembers are welcome at the annual YMCA Halloween Party, set for 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at 20201 Saddle Club Road.

There will be fun and spooky games, arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch and a family friendly haunted house.

Cost is $5 per family for members, $10 for nonmembers.

You can register at the Member Services Desk or online at www.ymcabroward.org.

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Weston high school volleyball game to be broadcast this weekend

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Sports Blitz Game Time, a locally produced sports show that airs Broward high school and college games of the week on BECON-TV, will be at Cypress Bay High School at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, as the Lightning host the Lady Spartans of Hollywood Hills High School in girls' volleyball action.

The game marks the regular season finale for both teams.

The matchup will air on BECON-TV (Comcast channel 19, DirecTV, DISH Network and AT&T U-Verse channel 63) at 10:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24.

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October 18, 2010

Weston tennis tournament begins Oct. 29

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The USTA's eighth annual City of Weston Tennis Tournament is set for Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at the Weston Tennis Center, 16451 Racquet Club Road.

Entrance fee is $33 for singles and $18 per player for doubles, and the tournament is open to men and women.

For more information, call 954-389-8666.

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Weston library temporary closed in November

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The Weston Branch Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 to 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8 for air conditioning maintenance.

Library customers will be referred to other Broward County libraries until the maintenance is completed.

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"The Tooth Fairy" comes to Weston Nov. 6

The next Movie in the Park is "The Tooth Fairy," starring South Florida's own Dwayne Johnson, set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club Road.


A tough minor league hockey player discourages a youngster's hopes and he's sentenced to one week's hard labor as a real tooth fairy.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Full-length feature films are projected onto a giant inflatable screen at the park's event stage.


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Early voting opens in Weston today

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Early voting is available in Weston at the Weston Branch Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., starting today and running through Oct. 30.

Voters should bring photo identification that includes a signature. Besides a state-issued driver's license or ID card, other accepted forms include passports, debit or credit cards with photos, and identification for: members of the military, students, retirement centers, neighborhood associations or public assistance.

If the photo ID does not contain the voter's signature, another piece of identification with a signature is required.

A voter registration card is not required. Bring your driver's license. It's the identification poll workers can process most quickly.

Also, you're allowed to bring a marked sample ballot, palm card or other information into the polling place to help you remember your choices.

For detailed information, visit the Broward County Supervisor of Elections website at www.browardsoe.org

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October 14, 2010

Get Fit Weston kicks off at the YMCA

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As Get Fit Weston kicked off at the YMCA, wellness experts from Cleveland Clinic Florida provided various health services, such as blood glucose (for diabetes risk) and blood pressure screenings and BMI measurements. More than 500 people have already signed up for Get Fit, Weston’s attempt to become the fittest city in Florida. For more information, visit www.getfitweston.com

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October 12, 2010

A call to artists for Weston event

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Artists, photographers, sculptors, creative crafts and jewelry artisans, etc. in the greater Weston area are sought to participate in the Fifth Annual Weston Artwalk and Showtime Outdoor Festival, set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 27 at Weston Town Center.

This event is presented by Arts Council of Greater Weston and sponsored by the city. Artists must be 21 or older.

Additional information on the event and the entry form can be found at www.artscouncilwestonfl.com. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 15.

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October 11, 2010

Construction set to begin on Bonaventure Boulevard Nov. 1

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Residents can expect construction to begin on Bonaventure Boulevard on Monday, Nov. 1.

Motorists should be cautious when traveling along the road as workers begin construction on a new roundabout (at Saddle Club Road).

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Updated info on Weston baseball and softball registration

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Weston Area Little League is opening online registration on Oct. 15 for boys' and girls' baseball (ages 4-18) and girls' softball (ages 4-16).

Pricing varies per age level. The Challenger program is free to all participants ages 5-18.

Visit www.eteamz/wallbaseball1 for more information.

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Weston's Get Fit initiative's first testing day on Wednesday

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The Get Fit Weston program will have its first testing day from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday at the Sheinberg Family YMCA, 20201 Saddle Club Road.

The Cleveland Clinic will be doing health screenings for all Get Fit participants. Classes related to the program will also be offered that morning.

For more information on the program and how to sign up, visit http://www.getfitweston.com.


CORRECTION:
The story that ran this past Sunday on Get Fit Weston attributed quotes from Margaret Wolter when they were in fact by Martin Gould, Weston Rotarian and program co-chair. For more on the story, visit http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/weston/fl-cn-getfit-1010-20101009,0,2412082.story

-- Scott Fishman

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October 6, 2010

Free residential bulk pick-up in Weston later this month

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Weston will offer free residential bulk pick-up Oct. 20-23.

For single-family homes, bulk trash collection will correspond with your regularly scheduled collection day (Wednesday-Friday), 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 be picked up by 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23.

Hazardous waste materials will not be accepted.

For more information, visit www.westonfl.org or call 954-385-2600.

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October 5, 2010

Weston schools visited this month for fire safety

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This month, Weston’s Broward Sheriff's Office fire-rescue units will visit Weston area elementary schools (public and private) to teach children the importance of fire safety education.

This year's campaign includes the theme "When Fire Strikes, Get Out and Stay Out!"

The educational component is also designed to educate people about the importance of smoke alarms and encourages everyone to take the steps necessary to update and maintain their home smoke alarm protection. Fire Prevention Week runs through Oct. 9.

For more information on fire safety, contact the Broward Sheriff Fire Marshal’s Bureau at 954-831-8210 or visit www.sheriff.org and click on the BSO Kids tab.

Fire Prevention Week info is also available at http://www.firepreventionweek.org.

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