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Community Update - July 2016
Photo Focus: World-Class Cricket Comes to Broward County. Cricket is an intricate, centuries-old bat-and-ball game that’s the world’s second most popular spectator sport, although it remains relatively obscure in the U.S. The only cricket stadium in the country certified by the International Cricket Council however, is right here in Broward County at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill. That’s where world-class cricket will be on view Thursday-Sunday, July 28-31, when six teams from the Caribbean Premier League compete in tournament play for the first time at the park. For more information on this landmark event, call Central Broward Regional Park at 954-357-5400. Visit Broward.org/Parks.
County Receives Recommendations for BB&T Center Development
A panel of nationally renowned land use, real estate development, design and urban planning professionals from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) released their recommendations for the potential development of parcels of land on the County owned BB&T Center property. ULI is a nonprofit multi-disciplinary research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and the creation of thriving communities. Options recommended by ULI include a phased development of residential units, a boutique and executive hotel, and up to 1,250,000 square feet of office space, and a large family-oriented resort. The public is encouraged to take a brief survey that will aid planners. Visit Broward.org/Arena and select URBAN LAND INSTITUTE. More...

Free Summer Fun and Food Available at County Libraries
This summer through August 20th, Broward County Libraries, in partnership with Broward Meals on Wheels and the Florida Department of Agriculture, is presenting “Free Food and Fun at Your Library.” Kids ages 18 and under can enjoy a free lunch and/or an afternoon snack. Served on a first come, first served basis, the free meals/snacks will be available at 28 Broward County Library locations. Visit Broward.org/Library. More...

Board Approves New Employment Self-Sufficiency Program
The Broward County Commission approved a new program that will aim to reduce the high unemployment rate and improve low incomes in the Broward Municipal Services District. The Employment Self Sufficiency Program will provide training and employment opportunities for unemployed residents over 18. The proposal includes partnering with non-profit organizations that are selected through a competitive selection process and will provide specialized job readiness classes, a path to GED or special diploma attainment, job placement, vocational and job skills, budgeting skills and employment for participants. More...

Community Resource Fair at Mills Center
Broward County’s Family Success Administration Division and community partners will host a Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, July 13th from 10AM – 2PM at the Edgar P. Mills Center at 900 NW 31st Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. This is an excellent opportunity for residents to meet with Broward County social service providers who can help meet their individual needs. If you are in need of financial assistance, a victim of domestic violence, looking to enhance your literacy, seeking to learn a vocational skill or find employment, then this event is for you. For more information contact mparrish@broward.org. Visit Broward.org/HumanServices/FamilySuccess to learn more about Family Success’ programs and services. More...

Commissioners Approve Ban the Box Ordinance
Applicants for Broward County government jobs will no longer be initially asked if they’ve been arrested or have a criminal background. Commissioners unanimously voted to “ban the box,” a phrase that refers to the check box on employment applications that asks about a person’s past criminal history. The new law means that a person wouldn’t be asked about a prior criminal record until they’re among a pool of potential finalists for a particular job. More...

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Summer is here and what a perfect opportunity to explore free weekly naturalist-led tours at ten County-managed natural areas in north Broward County. The hikes will introduce you to varied, often rare habitats and their history, as well as their distinctive flora and wildlife inhabitants from birds and butterflies to mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish. A few of the sites are dominated by the sand pine scrub or mesic flatwoods, while most sites consist of a combination of environments such as the slash pine and cypress, pine flatwoods, or the pinewood/cypress swamp. The Parks and Recreation’s naturalist tours run approximately an hour each. For more information call Quiet Waters Park at 954-357-5100. More...

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