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September 2015
Volume 17, Number 9
Photo Focus: Duende – Grand Finale Celebration of Broward 100
Are you ready for Duende? The celebration starts Friday night, October 2nd in downtown Fort Lauderdale with street performers, live bands, light shows and more. The party continues all day Saturday, October 3rd starring local artists and performers in small venues in and around SW Second Street. Saturday night’s Broadway-style extravaganza “We…” The Passsion and Rhythm of the People” stars Broadway and recording artist Linda Eder and multiple Grammy Award-winning entertainer Jon Secada as well as more than 100 local artists performing at the Broward Center. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, online at BrowardCenter.org, in person at Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office or by calling 954-462-0222. Visit Broward.org/Broward100/GrandFinale for event information.
FLL Named Airport of the Year

The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) has named Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) the 2014-15 Airport of the Year. The award recognizes FLL’s outstanding commitment to engaging airline pilots during construction of the new South Runway, which opened in September 2014. ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union, representing more than 52,000 pilots at 31 airlines in the United States and Canada. More...

Passengers using the “Arrivals” level roadway at our Airport of the Year will notice 186 large black and white pictures of employees displayed on white supporting pillars as part of the Broward County Centennial’s Inside Out Project, “Faces of Aviation.” Inside Out is a global art project that gives communities all over the world a platform to express themselves through black and white photographs. More...


Commissioners Propose New Laws for TNCS
County Commissioners will consider new rules for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) as they continue to draft governance to address public demand for alternative transportation services and ensure that all passengers receive a safe ride from a vetted driver. The new proposed legislation under consideration would allow TNCs to contract with drivers and certify that County safety requirements have been met. Background checks would be required, but could be processed through the County or a third party without the need for fingerprinting. Transportation network companies would be required to provide blanket insurance coverage that meets state law. The newly drafted legislation is expected to come back to the Commission for discussion and review this month. More...

Free Fun and Entertainment with Your Library Card
Today’s tablets, phones and other devices make accessing entertainment easy and fun. But, with Broward County Library (BCL) it’s more than easy – it’s free! With your library card, you can access movies, TV shows, music, magazines, eBooks, audiobooks and more – at no cost! Create your perfect playlist with Freegal Music, offering access to hundreds of thousands of songs from Sony Music’s catalog of current and classic artists. Use Hoopla to stream movies, TV shows, audiobooks, music, eBooks, and comics. Read hundreds of popular magazines on any computer or mobile device or tablet with Zinio, and find the latest bestsellers and hottest titles from OverDrive. Visit BCL online to get started.

Register Now For Go Solar Fest
The Third Annual Go SOLAR & Renewable Energy Fest will be held in October at the Broward County Convention Center. Broward County was awarded the Go SOLAR Florida grant from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the SunShot program and as one of the deliverables is playing a lead role in planning, organizing and hosting the event. Go SOLAR Florida will sponsor this FREE event, which includes parking, to educate businesses and residents on solar and renewable energy. The Fest will run from 10AM-6PM Friday, October 9th, and from 10AM-4PM Saturday, October 10th. Pre-registration is required to attend, exhibit or be a sponsor. For more information visit the GO SOLAR website.

Broward Municipal Services District Floodplain Management Report Available
The County has released its Floodplain Management Plan 2015 Annual Progress Report for the Broward Municipal Services District. The report provides an update on projects intended to reduce impacts from flooding, including the Hillsboro Pines Neighborhood Improvement Project, North Central County Neighborhood Improvement Project, Central County Neighborhood Improvement Project, and Broadview Park Neighborhood Improvement Project. The report can be viewed on the County Flood Zone Map website. Questions regarding the report should be directed to the Environmental Licensing and Building Permitting Division at 954-519-1483.

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Broward Moment

The first of 10 large outdoor mural projects has been unveiled at Broward County’s Port Everglades. Bill Savarese’s mural, Reflections, is prominently displayed outside of the Amman building. The mural is part of VisualEYES –one of four cornerstones and a legacy project in celebration of Broward County’s Centennial. “As the representative for District 7 and Port Everglades,” says Broward County Mayor Tim Ryan, “I am honored to kick off the VisualEYES mural project with this artwork. Its aim is to impact communities and build social bonds through large, engaging artworks, researched through community outreach.” Savarese explored preferences in motifs and meaning of the port, from the people who work there every day.

Port Everglades
“Reflections” outdoor mural at Port Everglades

Broward Moments are significant milestones in the County’s 100-year history that have contributed to the rich culture, creative vitality and economic growth of our community.

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