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November 29, 2010

C-SPAN bus to stop in Weston tomorrow

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The C-SPAN bus, equipped with the latest technology, is an interactive educational experience with the goal of providing resources to enhance thought and discussion.

The bus will be parked at Weston's City Hall (17200 Royal Palm Blvd.) from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Organizers say residents will leave the bus informed, engaged and more connected to government and public affairs.

For more information on the bus, visit http://www.c-span.org/Bus/community.aspx .

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Deadline announced for artists looking to participate in Weston ArtWalk and Showtime


(Sights from this year's event.)

Applications are now being accepted for the Fifth Annual Weston ArtWalk and Showtime. Interested artists have until Jan. 15 to submit an application to the Arts Council of Greater Weston.

The event is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 at Weston Town Center.

For more information and an application, visit www.artscouncilwestonfl.com or call 954-389-4321.

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November 23, 2010

Weston University students get closer look at law enforcement operations

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(City of Weston)

This month's Weston University program day provided students with a behind-the-scenes look and hands-on experience in law enforcement.

Students got a better understanding of what it takes to staff a 24/7 operation, what costs are involved, what services are provided, as well as a multitude of career opportunities that are available in such a large organization.

The day began at Weston City Hall. After a brief overview from district leaders, students traveled to the Broward Sheriff’s Office in downtown Fort Lauderdale, where they received a behind-the-scenes look at the crime scene lab and toured the facility.

Upon returning to Weston, students received a visit from the SWAT team and a demonstration from the K-9 unit.

Students will spend their December program day learning about what goes into planning and maintaining the city's parks system, as well as the responsibilities of the public works department.

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Fifth annual Weston Foreign Film Series continues next month

The Fifth Annual Foreign Film Series continues at 5 and 7:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 at the Weston 8 Cinema with "A Deal is a Deal."

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"A Deal is a Deal" is a British comedy about a blue collar worker who drives a train and has had the misfortune of having two people killed on the tracks. He finds out that if a third suicide or accident happens, he will be retired from the job with a very large pension.

The presentation is hosted by the Arts Council of Greater Weston, in cooperation with the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

Cost is $7 per film. Tickets can be purchased at the Community Bank of Broward (Weston Branch, 1504 Weston Road), Weston Branch Library (4205 Bonaventure Blvd.) or the Weston Community Center (20200 Saddle Club Road).

For more information visit www.artscouncilwestonfl.com or call 954-389-4321.

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Weston welcomes two new city commissioners

Weston’s two new city commissioners, Jim Norton (Seat 3) and Toby Feuer (Seat 4), were sworn in during the Nov. 15 meeting.

Mayor Eric Hersh called the meeting to order, and the Broward Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard marched to the front of the dais to perform the official salute and then joined in the Pledge of Allegiance that was led by students from Sagemont Lower School.

Feuer and Norton were elected without opposition at the close of qualifying in September. They will each serve a four-year term.

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November 19, 2010

Get Fit Fest set next month in Weston

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The Get Fit Fest is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 at Weston Town Center.

The culmination of the Get Fit Weston initiative will feature free health tests, live music by The First Street Heat, Miami Dolphins Jr. Training Camp, Florida Panthers Playstation Party Mobile, Miami Heat Dancers, and the Superman/Superwoman Challenge. The event also features a guest star appearance from former Miami Dolphin Terry Kirby.

Demonstrations include a power lifting demonstration by LeBron Grimes, as well as yoga, cheerleading, martial arts and Zumba demos.

The day also will feature workshops and more 40 exhibitors with the latest health and wellness products and services.

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November 18, 2010

Foundation to donate $10 for each person who becomes Facebook fan

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The Patterson Foundation is teaming up with the Florida Arthritis Foundation to support 2010 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis events across Florida.

In doing so, it will be donating $10 for each person who clicks the "Like" button and becomes an Arthritis Foundation Florida Chapter Facebook Fan, up to $50,000 until Dec. 19.

Visit the Arthritis Foundation Florida Chapter’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Arthritis-Foundation-Florida-Chapter/140880722630407 .

To donate or find out more information, visit www.arthritis.org/chapters/florida.


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November 17, 2010

Closings for Thanksgiving in Weston

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All city administrative offices will be closing at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, and will remain closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26 in observance of Thanksgiving.

All city parks will remain open, and there will be regular garbage collection.

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November 16, 2010

Weston baseball team ranked number one in United States

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Manager Cliff Dickinson and his 14U YMCA Weston Hawks baseball team were ranked the number one 14-and-under travel team in the United States by USSSA sports. For information on USSSA, visit www.usssa.com/sports.

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November 12, 2010

Chlorine water treatment starts Monday in Weston

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From Nov. 15 to Dec. 6, the Sunrise Utility Department, which provides water to Weston, will use "free" chlorine in the drinking water treatment system to provide additional protection against bacteria.

Free chlorination is a process that cleanses the water purification system and protects against bacteria getting into the system.

This temporary treatment of the water system is a common practice for water suppliers that use a chlorine (chloramine) water treatment method. This periodic program is mandated by the Broward County Health Department.

The procedure does not cause any adverse health effects. However, some individuals may notice a slight change in the taste, odor or color of the water during this time.

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November 10, 2010

Weston department moving Dec. 1

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As of Wednesday, Dec. 1, the Weston Building Department will be in a new location:
3265 Meridian Parkway, Suite 100.

The lease in its current space on South Commerce Parkway is running up, and it is taking advantage of this opportunity to move to a larger space that will provide a bigger reception area to better accommodate those filing for permits.

For more information, call 954-385-0500.

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November 9, 2010

Weston YMCA hosting Fun Day Thursday

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When school is out, the Y is in. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome to participate in a fun day of activities at the Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Events run from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost is $35 for YMCA members, $45 for nonmembers. Activities include swimming, arts and crafts, sports and snacks. The Y is at 20201 Saddle Club Road, inside Weston Regional Park.

Register at www.ymcabroward.org or call 954-424-9622.

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November 8, 2010

The N'avi are landing in Weston next month

The next Moonlight Movie in the Park in Weston is "Avatar," set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club Road.

In the future, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran, is brought to another planet, Pandora, which is inhabited by the N’avi, a humanoid race with their own language and culture. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets. The series features full-length films projected onto a giant inflatable screen.

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November 4, 2010

"Schoolhouse Rock" comes to Weston Nov. 20

The Professional Theater for Children brings a performance of "Schoolhouse Rock" to the Cypress Bay Theater, 18600 Vista Park Blvd., at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20.

Tickets are $10 in advance (by credit card) at the Weston Community Center, 20200 Saddle Club Road, or $15 at the door (by cash or credit card). Call 954-389-4321.

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Soccer registration starts Nov. 15 in Weston

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AYSO Region 644 has announced that registration for the spring 2011 recreational soccer season will begin on Monday, Nov. 15.

The league will run from March-May with all games and practices staged at Weston Regional Park.

Registration fee for the league will be $140 and includes a full uniform consisting of a jersey, shorts and socks, an individual and team picture and trophy.

Registration will run from Nov. 15- Jan. 31 or until capacity is reached for the age division.

To register, visit www.ayso644.org and click on the link "register to play."

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November 2, 2010

New classes offered in Weston

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The Community Center inside the Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club Road, now offers an interior decorating studio class and Kangoo Jumps Boot Camp.

-- The interior decorating class, offered 7:30-9 p.m. on Thursdays, is a hands-on home decorating course taught by a licensed professional.

Those who sign up will learn and incorporate the principles of design in the class project, which includes color, texture, scale and balance. Cost is $178 for six weeks. For more information, call 954-815-9222.

-- Kangoo Jumps Boot Camp, offered at 8:30 a.m. Fridays, claims to reduce impact on the joints by 80 percent, burning 20 percent more calories.

Residents are asked to bring high socks, water, towel and weights. Kangoo boot rental is included. Cost is $20 per class.

For more information, contact Nikki Hanna at 954-701-5246 or nhanna1999@aol.com.

To register for classes, sign up at http://www.westonfl.org/Departments/ParksAndRecreation/ClassRegistrationHome.aspx or call the Weston Community Center at 954-389-4321.

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November 1, 2010

Commissioners honored in Weston

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From left: Commissioner Angel Gomez, Daniel Stermer, Mayor Eric Hersh, Commissioner Murray Chermak and Commissioner Mercedes Henriksson.

Stermer and Chermak were presented with their dais nameplates as mementos along with plaques honoring their service to the residents of Weston.

Commissioners Daniel Stermer and Murray Chermak were recently honored for their years of service in the community.

As of this month, they will have each served two consecutive four-year terms in office, the maximum allowable under the city’s charter.

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