Bridges – March 4, 2016

June 24, 2016 Volume 25, No. 13

Broward Rolls Out Innovative PACE Program

Obtaining financing for solar panels, hurricane windows and other energy saving upgrades just got a lot easier for Broward County homeowners and businesses. The County Commission approved a county-wide property assessed clean energy (PACE) program that allows property owners to receive upfront financing for a variety of energy-related home improvements. Property owners then repay the debt through voluntary assessments on their property tax bills. This method of financing allows people to make significant energy improvements that may otherwise be cost prohibitive, and without impacting their credit scores. More...

Crystal Cruises Moving to Port Everglades in 2017

Broward County's Port Everglades welcomes the return of Crystal Cruises' luxury ships beginning in October 2017. Crystal Cruises is the World's Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™, having earned more "World's Best" accolades than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history. Crystal Cruises has won "World's Best Cruise Ship" in Condé Nast Traveler's Reader Choice Awards for 22 year. More...

Major Drainage Improvements Scheduled in Oakland Park

The Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division will be performing major drainage improvements along Prospect Road from Andrews Avenue to Dixie Highway. The project is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 5 and conclude on or before September 2, barring unforeseen conditions or weather delays. In order to shorten the project duration and lessen impacts to traffic and the community, work will occur 24 hours per day, seven days per week, utilizing multiple shifts during the major closure periods. More...

Free Digital Download Classes at Broward County Library

Want free downloadable books, music, movies, magazines, TV shows and more? Learn how to access them at free digital download classes held at library locations countywide. Broward County Library has more than one million library card holders who can choose from more than three million library materials for public use. More...

Port Everglades Pilots Two Passport Control Programs

Broward County's Port Everglades and its cruise line partners Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International, are working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to launch two pilot programs this summer -- Automated Passport Control kiosks and Mobile Passport Control. They are designed to expedite secure entry into the United States following a cruise vacation. Port Everglades is the first U.S. cruise port to test these programs, although they are currently available in many U.S. airports and for cruise passenger preclearance in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. More...

Libraries Participates in My Future, My Choice Big Book Drive

Now through August 31st, WPLG Local 10 News is joining forces with Broward County Library, Miami-Dade County, Walgreens and other private businesses to collect new books for kids during the My Future, My Choice Big Book Drive. Drop off new books at any Broward County Library location or visit the WPLG Local 10 News website for other donation sites and a list of age-appropriate book suggestions. The book drive is an initiative to address youth gun violence and help pave a path to solutions and success.

Things to Do at a Park Near You

Be a happy camper by staying closer to home this summer. In Broward County, five county parks offer campgrounds: C.B. Smith, Easterlin, Markham, Quiet Waters, and T.Y​. All but Quiet Waters offer sites with full RV hookups, and all have picnic tables, charcoal grills, restroom complexes with hot showers, and sanitary dump stations. C.B. Smith and T.Y. include laundry rooms, while T.Y.’s restrooms are also air-conditioned. All parks with campgrounds have Wi-Fi access. More...

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