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Community Update - September 2014
September 2014
Vol. 16, No. 9
Community Update Photo Focus:  September 2014 marks a historic milestone in the 85-year history of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), a key contributor to Broward County’s economic vitality. According to Federal Aviation Administration officials, FLL had the single busiest runway in the country last year, handling approximately 260,000 flights in 2013. The long awaited opening of the new South Runway is expected to reduce commercial flight delays at one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S. Airport travelers will notice other improvements too. As part of the County’s ongoing terminal modernization program, Terminals 1, 2 and 3 now offer more dining options, retail shops, and remodeled restroom facilities. Terminal 4 is being torn down and rebuilt to accommodate more international flights. More flight options are on the horizon too as current carriers add new destinations and new airlines choose to fly here. The County’s Aviation Department has already embarked on a new master planning process to prepare for FLL’s bright future. Visit us at Fll.net and follow us on Twitter@FLLFlyer.
Residents Can Now View County Commission Meetings On Demand
As part of Broward County’s ongoing commitment to transparency, video recordings of Commission meetings, including Public Hearings and Good and Welfare are now archived online and available for on-demand viewing by noon the following day. Residents can now enjoy the convenience of viewing the Commission meeting 24/7. County Commission meetings are televised live on participating cable channels on Tuesdays beginning at 10AM and Public Hearing broadcasts are at 2PM webcast live on Video Central on the Broward.org website and rebroadcast on participating cable channels Fridays at 5:30PM. From the County website residents can view Commission meeting schedules, agendas and archived agenda meetings on the updated Broward County Commission Meetings and Agenda page. More...

An Artist’s View of the New South Runway
Dawn Roe, Artist-in-Residence for the South Runway construction project at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, will discuss her artistic approach to capturing the development and construction of the South Runway project through photography. The free presentation, “Runway Through the Lens,” is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16th, from 6 – 7:30PM at the Broward County Library, Stirling Road Branch, 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood. Roe’s talk includes a slideshow, photographs and video clips. For more information on the artist’s talk, contact Christina E. Roldan at croldan@broward.org or visit Broward.org/Airport. More...

Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library Among Top Ten Buildings in Florida
The Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library, located at 751 SW 121st Avenue, Davie, was named one of the Top 10 Buildings in Florida in the First Annual AIA (American Institute of Architects) Florida People’s Choice Competition. The competition received 800,818 votes from 46 states, Canada, Peru, England, France, Germany, Switzerland and as far away as India, Dubai and Egypt. The Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library, which opened in May 2012, is a unique community gathering place and a ground-breaking model that bridges the gap between adult-oriented art museums and those specifically designed to appeal to children. More...

Baked on the Outside-Still Cookin’ on the Inside
There’s been a magnificent addition to the Broward County skyline -- the beautiful new County courthouse tower. It is twenty stories tall, smartly designed, has sparkling windows, is energy efficient and sustainable, but it’s not quite done. To date, new courthouse construction is almost 70 percent complete. But while the outside of the building is nearly finished, much work remains on the inside. Every day construction crews are busy at work tackling floor by floor in a race upwards. Electrical, mechanical and plumbing work are ongoing and finishing touches and attention to fine detail are happening throughout as workers now focus on building offices and courtrooms in the new building. Watch for the latest courthouse updates as construction moves steadily toward completion in 2015. Follow the new courthouse progress at Twitter.com/courtnewsflash or visit Broward.org/NewCourthouse.

Dance Your Way through the Greek Isles
Get in touch with your inner “Zorba” and dance the night away on Friday, September 12th, from 6:30 to 9:30PM at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. This month’s Destination Fridays event celebrates the Greek Isles. Enjoy Greek music for your dancing pleasure and Greek delicacies such as hummus, kabobs and pita. If a delicious wine strikes your fancy, toast the spirit of Dionysus, the Greek God of the Grape Harvest. Tickets are $10 each and can be ordered through Eventbrite or paid at the door. For more information call 954-357-6210 or visit Broward.org/Library and select LOCATIONS AND HOURS. More...

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