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March 31, 2011

Get CPR and first aid training in Weston in April


The Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston is offering American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED programs. The next classes are set for April 26-28.

Call Scott Hendry at 954-424-9622 or email for more information.


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Playground closed two days next week in Weston


The playground at Gator Run Park will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 5-6 to complete the poured-in-place resurfacing project.


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March 30, 2011

Healthy Kids Day in Weston on April 16


The Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston, 20201 Saddle Club Road, is hosting a Healthy Kids Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

Families will enjoy aerobic demonstrations, safe start information, drowning prevention and swim safety demonstrations, summer camp open house and registration, child safety seat check, giveaways and more.

Weston City Commissioners will lead a "Blow the Whistle on Childhood Obesity" at noon.

For more information, call Stephanie Brassie at 954-424-9622 or email


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March 29, 2011

Weston Relay for Life update


The 2011 Relay For Life of Weston begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at Cypress Bay High School's track, 18600 Vista Park Blvd.

Relay committee members want the community to know a couple things:

- They are signing up cancer survivors to be honored during the grand opening ceremony. Survivors also are invited to take part in the opening survivor’s victory lap and then enjoy a complimentary dinner.

- You don’t have to be a signed-up participant; you can come out and enjoy the activities and cheer on the teams.

You can purchase a luminaria in memory or honor of a loved one, make a donation or get more information by visiting .

Residents can buy a $10 raffle ticket (three for $25) for a chance to win one of two luxury seven-night cruises for two.


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March 24, 2011

Symphony of the America's peformance scheduled for April 9 in Weston


Symphony of the Americas' next performance is set for 8 p.m. April 9 at the Cypress Bay Theater, 18600 Vista Park Blvd.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the theater door; advance tickets are available at the Weston Community Center, Community Bank of Broward and Comerica Bank. If available, tickets will be sold at the Cypress Bay box office one hour prior to the show.

For more information, call 954-389-4321.


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March 23, 2011

YMCA Fun Days in Weston set for April


When school is out, you can sign up your kids in grades K-5 for YMCA Fun Days Monday, April 4 and Friday, April 22 at the Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston, 20201 Saddle Club Road.

Activities include sports, arts and crafts, swimming and more.

To register, call 954-424-9622 or visit


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March 22, 2011

Next session of SAT prep classes set to start next month


The Weston Community Center, 20200 Saddle Club Road, is offering an SAT-College Board exam prep class for ages 15-20.

Instructor Jeff Steinberg developed this course in 1990 and taught it at the University of Miami. Content includes commonly overlooked strategies and techniques for doing well on the SAT.

The dates for the spring classes are 1:30-4 p.m. Sundays (April 10-May 29) and Thursdays 7:15-9:45 p.m. (April 14-June 2) . The sessions are designed for the SAT test on June 4.

Cost is $475, including text and materials. Call Steinberg at 954-478-0792 to enroll in this course.


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March 18, 2011

Playground closures next week


The Gator Run Park playground will be closed Wednesday to Friday, March 23-25, for repairs. The park will remain open.

The Eagle Point Park playground will be closed March 24-25.


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Free concert in Weston this weekend


The 7th Annual Free Concert in the Park Rock and Pop Masters All Star Band hits Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club Road, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets

Performers include Chris Barron (The Spin Doctors), Skip Martin (formerly of Kool & The Gang/Dazz Band), Wally Palmar (The Romantics) and more.


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March 17, 2011

"Despicable Me" screening for free in Weston next month

The feature film "Despicable Me" will be shown for free at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at the event stage in the Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club Road.

When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds himself profoundly changed by the growing love between them.

Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 954-389-4321.


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March 16, 2011

Movie showing raises money for charity in Weston


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The community gathered at the Weston 8 Cinema to see “The Little Traitor” and raise funds and awareness for American Friends of Magen David Adom.

The organization benefits Magen David Adom, Israel's national emergency medical, disaster, ambulance and blood bank service.

To get involved with this organization, call Annetta Weller Epstein at 954-389-7696.


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March 10, 2011

Three students with disabilities graduate from hospitality training program in Weston

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The Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center and Spa in Weston and Hands On Educational Services recently hosted a graduation ceremony for three residents with special needs.

Paul Ramirez, Donnell McClam and Gustavo Noguera are the newest graduates from the hotel’s Hospitality Training Program for Persons with Disabilities.

They are the second group of students to complete the training program, which allows those with special needs to work as temporary Hyatt Regency Bonaventure employees in several departments.


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March 8, 2011

Local artist's paintings on display in Weston


The Weston Branch Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., is exhibiting paintings by artist Rolande Moorhead this month.

Moorhead works in oil, acrylic and watercolor and is president of the 2+3 Artists Organization. She also teaches art at the Weston Community Center.

The paintings on exhibit reflect the state's heritage, to coincide with Florida Heritage Month.


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March 7, 2011

Camp in Weston hosting open house this month

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Camp Sagemont, 1570 Sagemont Way in Weston, will host a Camp Reunion and Open House from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 27.

Camp Sagemont is in its 14th season and offers a number of programs for various age groups.

Families are invited to see the campus, as well as meet the counselors and staff. To learn more about Camp Sagemont, visit or call 954-384-1894. Registration can be completed online.


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March 4, 2011

Weston releases 2011 promotional video

Weston's 2011 promotional video was done by Steven Miller Video Productions. Check it out above.


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Spring break tennis camp offered in Weston


The Weston Tennis Center Spring Camp, for ages 5-15, will run March 14-18.

Instruction will be suited to the specific skill level of each camper and will include match play and team competition.

Full-day camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and half-day is from 9 a.m.-noon. Full-day campers must bring their own lunch. Friday is the exception because it will be Pizza Day.

The center is at 16451 Racquet Club Road. For more information or to register, call 954-389-8666.


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March 2, 2011

Free Water Safety Day set in Weston March 15


The Sheinberg Family YMCA, 20201 Saddle Club Road, is hosting a Free Water Safety Day from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 15.

The free event, offered to children ages 3-5, will feature games, swimming, education stations and a free lunch. Register at or contact Scott Hendry at ffor more information.


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MS Walk/5K Run set for next month


More than 500 people are expected to walk, run and volunteer at the MS Walk, 5K Run and Kids Fun Run Sunday, April 3 from Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84 in Sunrise.

The event helps raise awareness and funds to support research, programs and services for 6,000 people living with MS in South Florida.

Registration for the 5K run begins at 5:30 a.m., with a 7 a.m. start time, and the quarter-mile Kids Fun Run begins at 8:15 a.m. Registration for the walk begins at 7:30 a.m. with the walk kicking off at 9 a.m.

There will be snack-filled rest stops, live entertainment and other activities.

Those interested in participating or volunteering can visit or contact Monica Whiting at 954-731-4224 or


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