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December 27, 2012

Weston Town Center to host classic car show

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Weston Town Center will host a classic car show from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 on Main Street and Bell Tower Lane.

The day will feature live music, classic cars and more. Proceeds will benefit the Prestige Club charity. For car show information, contact Russ G Events at russgevents@gmail.com or 954-560-5412.

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Winter Safety Expo set in Weston

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Weston and the Broward Sheriff’s Office are hosting a Winter Safety Expo, set for 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at Tequesta Trace Park, 600 Indian Trace.

Police and fire department vehicles will be on hand, along with helicopters. Festivities will include entertainment, DJ music, snow cones, a photo area, informational booths and more.

For more information, call 954-389-4321.

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December 26, 2012

Free puppet show to be performed in Weston

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The Doodles the Clown puppet show will be performed at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Weston Community Center, 20200 Saddle Club Road.

The show portrays a story about a lonely clown who builds his own dog. Self-esteem, courage and friendship are central themes in this original show. Suggested age is pre-K to second grade. For more information, call 954-389-4321.

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Weston resident to perform concert next month

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The Weston Philharmonic Society presents Weston resident Mitch Goldstein and the MGB Trio at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at the estate home of Cate and Kevin Garrison, 3165 Windmill Ranch Road.

A wine and appetizer reception will precede the performance. Cost is $25 for society members, $35 for nonmembers, and includes wine and refreshments.

Tickets are available at Comerica Bank, 2800 Weston Road, Suite 100, and Community Bank of Broward, 1504 Weston Road. For more information, call Roger Lander at 954-849-8374 or email roglander@aol.com.

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Dan Marino's son to serve as honorary DJ for charity event

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Michael Marino, son of Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino, will serve as honorary disc jockey at the inaugural Dance Fit Party set for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 at the Midtown Athletic Club, 2300 Royal Palm Blvd. in Weston.

Proceeds will benefit the Dan Marino Foundation’s WalkAbout Autism, set for Jan. 26 at Sun Life Stadium. The Dance Fit Party is open to the general public for a donation of $10 and will feature Midtown’s instructors leading groups through a series of high-energy and fun exercises while Marino spins popular musical favorites.

For more information, contact Midtown’s Sarah Nickoson at 954-384-2582 or sarah.nickoson@midtown.com.

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December 21, 2012

Chance to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus in Weston

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The Weston Town Center is hosting a meet-and-greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus this weekend under the Christmas tree on Bell Tower Lane.

Residents are invited to bring their wish lists and camera to take photos. The final times before Christmas are 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 and 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23.

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Weston resident part of Garnet and Gold Scholar Society

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Weston native Pablo Duque was among the 12 inducted by Florida State University president Eric Barron into the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society.

The academic society, created by Barron in 2011, recognizes outstanding undergraduate students each semester. Garnet and Gold scholars are acknowledged for meeting membership criteria of excelling in at least three of five areas: leadership, internship, service, international study and research. Duque's major concentration is finance.

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December 18, 2012

Recycle your Christmas tree starting Dec. 26

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Christmas tree collection in Weston will be Dec. 26-Jan. 5 for homes.

Residents' trees will be picked up during regular trash collection days beginning Dec. 26. Trees over 6 feet tall will be picked up on Saturday, Jan. 5, as they do not fit in the regular truck. The trees are taken to the trash distribution center.

A green alternative is taking advantage of the Broward County Parks Chip-A-Tree program. Last year, Broward County Parks recycled more than 9,000 trees as part of the program.

The free program encourages residents to remove all decorations from their holiday trees (no decorated trees will be accepted), then bring the tree to a participating park, where they are chipped and used for landscaping throughout the county park system. There is a limit of two trees per vehicle, artificial trees are not accepted, and no commercial vehicles or garbage trucks are allowed.

This season's program runs from Wednesday, Dec. 26-Monday, Jan. 21. For a list of locations, visit http://www.broward.org/PARKS/THINGSTODO/Pages/Chip-a-TreeProgram.aspx

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Deadline approaching to help school win $50K grant

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Weston's Country Isles Elementary School is a finalist in the national Clorox Power a Bright Future grant contest.

They are close to winning a $50,000 grant for a new playground and could use residents' help to cross the finish line. Text 2539pbf to 95248 or at the link on www.countryisles.net.

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December 11, 2012

Mayor's Challenge in Weston draws record number of particpants

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This year's Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge drew a record 1,000 participants this past weekend with Imagine Charter School at Weston taking home the coveted cup.

With more than 500 participants, this was the second year in a row the charter school took home the top prize. The 1-mile trek was part of the festivities of a day of Get Fit events at the Weston Town Center.

The Rotary Club of Weston also had their Run For Tomorrow 5K and Half Marathon, followed by the Get Fit Festival. Money raised will go to Rotary outreach programs such as Y-Fit, which partners with the YMCA of Weston to help students stay active.

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Weston family adopts 13-month-old during National Adoption Day

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National Adoption Month was celebrated last month in Broward County with the successful adoptions of 23 children into 14 families on National Adoption Day on Nov. 17.

With four adult children and nine grandchildren of their own, Jack and Teri De Jong opened their Weston home to one more on National Adoption Day, adopting 13-month-old Samuel after fostering children for 15 years.

For more information about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, call ChildNet in Broward County at 954-414-6000. Visit www.ChildNet.us and www.facebook.com/ChildNet.

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Run to be hosted in memory of Weston teen

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The 6th Annual Tyler Scott Goldberg Sunset Run will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 at Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84 in Sunrise.

Packet signup is at 2 p.m. The run is done in memory of Goldberg, who suffered massive neurological and respiratory injuries when the personal watercraft he was operating crashed into a dock at Markham Park. Despite efforts by paramedics and health care providers, the 14-year-old died two weeks later.

Cost is $25 in advance, $15 for age 18 and younger and $60 for a family of four. Funds will go to the Tyler Scott Goldberg Foundation.

For more information, visit http://tylerscottgoldberg.com/.

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December 6, 2012

Notes on holiday closures in Weston

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In observance of Christmas and the New Year, all city administrative offices (City Hall, the Community Center, the Public Works Services Center and the building department) will be closed.

Closures will be Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. City parks will close at 6 p.m. on each of these dates.

There will be regularly scheduled garbage collection on Dec. 24, 31 and Jan. 1. There will be no garbage collection on Dec. 25.

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December 4, 2012

'We Bought A Zoo' to be shown in Weston

The next in the free Moonlight Movie in the Park series is "We Bought a Zoo" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the film projected on the giant inflatable screen at the Community Center Event Stage in Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club Road. For more information, call 954-389-4321 or visit www.westonfl.org.

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Road closures for Run for Tomorrow in Weston

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Weston motorists traveling from 6-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 should allow for additional time on their commute, as a number of roads will be closed for the Rotary Club of Weston's "Run for Tomorrow."

Festivities include the 5K run/walk, half marathon and the Mayor's Cup Challenge. The race starts and ends at the Weston Town Center.

Delays from 6-8 a.m. are:

Town Center Circle, entire road
Town Center Boulevard, north and southbound between Royal Palm Boulevard and Indian Trace
Three Village Road, eastbound between Town Center Boulevard and Indian Trace
Indian Trace, westbound between Three Village Road and Town Center Boulevard
Town Center Boulevard, southbound between Indian Trace and Three Village Road

Delays from 6-10:30 a.m. are:
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 South Post Road and Griffin Road
Bonaventure Boulevard, both directions, between Three Village Road and Royal Palm Boulevard

For more information, visit http://www.rotaryclubofwestonevents.com/.

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December 3, 2012

Weston student takes lead in 'The Nutcracker'

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Brooke Miller, eighth-grader at Sagemont School in Weston, will perform the lead role of Clara in "The Nutcracker" this month at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts.

The holiday show is presented by the International Ballet Company. Performances are at 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 16.

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