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December 28, 2011

Weston film series continues with "Copacabana"

The Weston Foreign Film Series continues with the French film "Copacabana" with showings at 5 and 7:15 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Weston 8 Cinema, 1338 SW 160th Ave. in Sunrise.

Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the Weston Community Center, 20200 Saddle Club Road. The film will be shown with English subtitles.

Babou shrugs off everything: jobs, husbands, responsibilities. When her daughter is too ashamed of her to invite her to her wedding, Babou has to change. Can she find a job and a fitting wedding gift, but still remain true to herself?

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December 27, 2011

Residential water meters to be replaced in Weston

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Water meters in residential communities in the Indian Trace portions of Weston will be replaced, beginning with Country Isles, starting Tuesday, Jan. 3.

This replacement program, in conjunction with Sunrise, which supplies water to Weston, will be ongoing over the next two years. More than 7,700 meters will be replaced in the first year.

Visit the Weston website for installation dates and locations or contact the Public Works Services Center at 954-385-2600.

The schedule currently calls for Country Isles replacements to be done January into February. This will be followed by Tequesta and The Springs. For more on the project, visit http://www.westonfl.org/media/docs/misc/2012_Residential_Water_Meter_Replacement.pdf

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Free puppet show in Weston next month

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A modern version of "The Tortoise and the Hare" comes to life in a free puppet show set for 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Community Center in Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club Road.

The target age for the performances are prekindergarten through second grade. In addition to the moral that perseverance prevails, good nutrition and exercise are stressed.

For more information, call 954-389-4321.

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New Year's closings in Weston

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All Weston parks will close at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 and Sunday, Jan. 1.

City administrative offices will remain closed on Monday, Jan. 2.

There will be regular garbage and recycling collection services.

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December 23, 2011

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' to be shown in Weston

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" will be shown 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at the event stage in Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club Road.

The screening is free.



Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents’ misguided attempts to have them bond.

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

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Family donates menorah to Weston temple

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In celebration of Adam Daren's bar mitzvah, his family donated a menorah to Temple Dor Dorim in Weston.

The menorah will be officially dedicated today at Shabbat services by Rabbi Norman Lipson, with thanks and appreciation to the Daren Family.

The menorah, called "Rockets into Roses," is a hand-sculpted work of art fashioned by metal sculptor Yaron Bob, from actual rockets that landed in Israel. Each piece is a limited-edition collector's item.

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December 21, 2011

Menorah lighting to take place in Weston on Sunday

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Rabbi Yisroel Spalter and Weston officials will light the city's largest menorah during a Hanukkah celebration set for 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25 at Weston Town Center, 1675 Market St.

Festivities will also include live music and dancing, souvenir T-shirts, hot latkes and doughnuts, a bounce house, raffles and more.

For more information, visit www.chabadofweston.com.

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December 20, 2011

Holiday information for Weston

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Weston holiday information:

* City parks will close at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 25.

* City administrative offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 in observance of Christmas Day and Monday, Jan. 2 in observance of New Year’s Day. The parks will be open, and there will be regularly scheduled garbage collection.

* Residential Christmas tree curbside collection begins Monday, Jan. 2. The last collection day will be on Saturday, Jan. 28. Residents are asked to place trees curbside and to not obstruct regular garbage cart collection. Be sure to remove all ornaments and lights as trees are recycled.

For more information, visit http://www.westonfl.org.

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December 16, 2011

Weston students design gingerbread houses for hotel

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Members of the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center and Spa team visited Eagle Point Elementary in Weston to work with nearly 200 second-graders and create gingerbread houses for a large-scale holiday display in the hotel’s lobby.

The decorated gingerbread houses will be incorporated into a large-scale gingerbread village that features a replica of the YMCA of Weston. The village will be on display throughout December, and residents are welcome to visit the hotel to enjoy the handmade holiday décor.

For more to the story, check out the Dec. 25 edition of Sun Sentinel Community News.

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December 14, 2011

Chlorination water treatment ongoing through Dec. 28 in Weston

The Sunrise Utility Department, which provides water to Weston, will use chlorine in the drinking water system through Dec. 28.

The chlorination water treatment is a common practice for water suppliers. This periodic program is mandated by the Broward County Health Department. Individuals may notice a slight change in the taste, odor or color of the water during this time.

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December 12, 2011

Foundation adds Weston resident to its board

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The Miami Foundation recently elected new officers to its board of trustees and added five new board members for the upcoming year.

The board provides leadership for the foundation’s philanthropic efforts. Among them is Weston resident Martin Kalb, an attorney who also serves as chairman for the Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies, Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

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December 7, 2011

Road closures for Sunday's Weston events

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The Rotary Club of Weston's Run for Tomorrow 5K run/walk, half marathon and the Mayor's Cup Challenge around the Weston Town Center will cause road closures and delays from 6-10:30 a.m.

Motorists are asked to allow themselves more time in their commute between these times.

Closures:
6–10 a.m.
* Bonaventure Boulevard, both directions, between Royal Palm Boulevard and South Post Road

Delays:
6-8 a.m.
* Town Center Circle
* Town Center Boulevard north and southbound between Royal Palm Boulevard and Indian Trace
* Three Village eastbound between Town Center Boulevard and Indian Trace
* Indian Trace westbound between Three Village and Town Center Boulevard
* Town Center Boulevard southbound between Indian Trace and Three Village

6:30-10:30 a.m.

* Royal Palm Boulevard, both directions, between Bonaventure Boulevard and Saddle Club Road
* Glades Parkway, both directions, between Saddle Club Road and Glades Circle South
* Bonaventure Boulevard, both directions, between Three Village Road and Royal Palm Boulevard
* Bonaventure Boulevard, both directions, between South Post and Griffin roads.

For information on the Get FIT events, visit http://getfitweston.com/.

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Get FIT pep rally staged at Weston elementary school

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The Rotary Club of Weston, the city and the YMCA of Broward County hosted a pep rally at Indian Trace Elementary School, the winner of the 2010 Mayor’s Challenge Cup.

Mayor Eric Hersh and Ryan Smiley, director of the Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston, spoke about the Get FIT program, as well as encouraging the children to have a repeat in this year's Mayor's Challenge Cup 1-mile walk/run on Sunday.

The winning school with the most participation will receive the trophy, $500 from the Rotary Club of Weston and tickets for a free meal at Carolina Ale House. Special guest and free agent Miami Heat forward James Jones pushed the importance of healthy eating, moderation and exercise to the students. The YMCA followed up with a fitness demonstration.

Last year the Y-Fit program was provided for free to 100 Country Isles Elementary students after school, three days a week with a healthy snack. Proceeds from this year’s Run for Tomorrow and Get FIT initiative hope to expand the program to three elementary schools and ultimately all elementary schools in Weston. Every elementary school in Weston will each be presented with soccer and football sports kits donated by Dick's Sporting Goods.

The Mayor's Challenge Cup walk/run, Run for Tomorrow and the Get FIT Fest will take place on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Weston Town Center.

For more information and times for the Get FIT Weston events, visit www.getfitweston.com
or www.westonfl.org.

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December 5, 2011

Registration under way for holiday tennis camp

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Registration is open for the Holiday Tennis Camp at Weston Tennis Center, 16451 Racquet Club Road.

Session one runs Dec. 19-23, and session two goes from Dec. 26-30. Full days are offered from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or half days from 9 a.m.-noon.

Activities include workouts, drill sessions, latest tour techniques, team competitions, games and prizes. Campers should wear sun protective clothing and label all articles of clothing and rackets with their name. Residents much also bring their own tennis racket, sunscreen, tennis shoes, hat, water bottle, and lunch.

For more information or to sign up, contact the camp director at 954-389-8666 or r.tompsett@cliffdrysdale.com.

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Prepare for the SATs in Weston

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The Weston Community Center, 20200 Saddle Club Road, is offering classes for those ages 15-20 to prepare for the SATs starting Jan. 15.

The program will be offered on the following dates:
Sundays from 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (Jan. 15–March 4)
Sundays from 1:30–4 p.m. (Jan. 15–March 4)
Thursdays from 7:15–9:45 p.m. (Jan. 19–March 8)

Classes will be instructed by Jeff Steinberg, a former full-time adviser and instructor of college preparatory and study skills courses at Miami-Dade College. Content includes commonly overlooked strategies and techniques for doing well on the SAT.

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

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December 1, 2011

Parents' Night Out planned in Weston

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The Sheinberg Family YMCA of Weston, 20201 Saddle Club Road, is hosting a Parents' Night Out from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.

The program is open to parents who want to drop off their children ages 5-12 for a night out while their children enjoy fun activities. Festivities include a pizza party, swimming, arts and crafts, sports and more. Cost is $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers.

Register online at www.ymcabroward.org or contact Wendy Milordis at wmilordis@ymcabroward.org or 954-424-9622 or stop by the Member Services Desk at the YMCA.

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Next film in the Weston Foreign Film Series showing Dec. 10

"Si Puo Fare" is the next movie in the Weston Foreign Film series, with showings at 5 and 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Weston 8 Cinema, 1338 SW 160th Ave. in Sunrise.

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Nello loses his job and ends up managing a group of ex-mental patients. When they are denied psychiatric help, he invents new occupational roles for each of them. This film walks a fine line between farce and compassion, and comedy and drama.

Tickets are $7 per film. All foreign Language films have English subtitles. Visit www.artscouncilwestonfl.com or call 954-389-4321 for ticket information.

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Get Fit Fest takes place in Weston next weekend

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Residents are invited to the Get Fit Fest -- Health, Wellness & Fitness Festival, set for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Weston Town Center, 1675 Market St.

Festivities include demonstrations, health tests and screenings, live entertainment, children's activities, health and fitness vendors and more.

For more information on this event or the Get Fit Weston program, visit http://www.getfitweston.com.

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