October 20, 2017    

FLL Introduces High Tech Solution for Safety and Efficiency

Virtual Ramp Control is the first solution of its kind to enhance safety and efficiently direct aircraft to and from gates at Broward's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport​ (FLL). FLL is among the first airports in the US to implement this system as a solution to move aircraft around the airfield efficiently. Specially trained operators work inside a dedicated room where they coordinate and monitor the movement of aircraft arriving and departing FLL with a virtual camera-based system. The camera system is integrated with specially developed software to manage more than 700 flights each day at FLL.

Celebrate Water! Film Festival

North America is a continent of daring and drastic extremes, of conquerors and visionaries, of untamed wilderness and feats of human engineering, and its rivers are fascinating examples for the documentaries that will be shown during the Celebrate Water! Film Festival on Sunday October 22nd. The American Rivers documentaries, by Oscar-nominated German filmmaker Katja Esson and ARTE Channel of Europe, will be making their US premier at Savor Cinema (formerly Cinema Paradiso) and feature the intriguing connection between threats and solutions of humans and water sources. More...

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Want to learn how to reduce your carbon footprint? Even small changes can have big impacts on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and inspiring others to follow. Here are a few tips: 

  • Purchase Energy Star appliances
  • Replace frequently uses light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Use less hot water
  • Adjust your thermostat to 78 degrees or warmer
  • Clean air conditioning filters
  • Unplug unused appliances

For additional tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint at home, on the road and at work, visit our website​.

Man on the Moon

Broward’s Main Library celebrates the ten-year anniversary of the moon rock exhibit on Wednesday, November 1st from 5:30 to 7:30PM. Francis French, Director of Education, San Diego Air & Space Museum, and editor of the book Apollo Pilot: The Memoir of Astronaut Donn Eisele, will speak at the event. The moon rock, which is from the Apollo 15 mission, was awarded to the Library through NASA's Ambassador of Exploration Award Program and is on display on the sixth floor of the Main Library. The celebration is free and open to the public. More...

Artists Needed for Chalk Lit Festival

Broward is hosting an inaugural chalk art festival featuring 2D and 3D chalk artist murals on Saturday, January 13th presented by Broward County Main Library and Cultural Division. Artists 18 and older may apply online to be considered for one of the available spaces. The application is free. Deadline for entries is Sunday, Oct. 29th. As part of the National Endowment for the Arts' Big Read​ community book program, the festival will be literary-themed and will take place on the north plaza of the Main Library in downtown Fort Lauderdale. More...

Dressed to Impress

Artopia​, in partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Office of Film, Music, Fashion and Create, features live artist experiences and interactive performances that celebrate the vast array of art, culture and creative expression in our community. The fundraising event, set against the backdrop of the prestigious Galleria Mall Fort Lauderdale, takes place on Thursday, November 2nd from 6 to 10PM. Enjoy an evening of over-the-top entertainment, expression and surprises, and a fashion show hosted by the CVB.

Things to Do at a Park Near You

Interested in native plants for your yard? Attend the Go Native Plant Sale on Saturday, November 2nd from 10AM to 2PM at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. Admission to the event is free, but the park’s regular weekend gate fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) will be in effect. Call 954-357-5100 for details.

Take a basic kayak class on Saturday, November 4th from 9 to 11AM at West Lake Park​ in Hollywood. Learn strokes, braces, and turning techniques necessary to paddle a single kayak. Preregistration and prepayment are required at least two days prior to class. For more information, contact the park at 954-357-5161. Cost is $35 per person.

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