December 9, 2016   Volume 27, No. 34

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Unveils Updated Campaign

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau announced the roll out of a refresh of their current Hello Sunny branding campaign. It includes new advertising visuals, a public relations social media and influencer program to inspire buyers and the debut of a 24/7 digital TV network entitled Hello Sunny TV. The brand refresh is part of a new advertising and marketing communications campaign to highlight our destination’s transformation to a landscape of eclectic food, fashion, arts, events, nightlife and entertainment. More...

It’s the Most Wonderful Time at FLL

The 29th Annual Winter Festival of Music takes place at Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport from Monday, December 12th through Friday, December 16th. Approximately 1,400 children from Broward County elementary, middle and high schools will perform throughout the week. The performances take place from 9AM to Noon in all terminals and the Rental Car Center. This annual event helps make travel more enjoyable and festive for passengers during the busy and often stressful holiday season. Passengers are often seen singing along and dancing. More...

Colombian Delegation Visits Broward for Disaster Preparation

An international delegation of officials from the Colombian National Disaster Management Agency visited the Broward Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday, December 6th. The officials were invited under the auspices of the U.S. Agency of International Development and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. The Broward visit focused on sharing best practices on disaster preparedness and readiness as well as inter-agency coordination with the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center. More...

Congratulations to Broward’s Water and Wastewater Services

Broward County Water and Wastewater Services has been named a first place winner of the 2016 Division 6 Outstanding Distribution System award by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association. The award is based on the following categories: water quality, operations record, maintenance, professionalism of employees, safety and emergency preparedness, and cross connection/control program. The committee also reviewed other areas including customer service, public outreach efforts and training. More...

Things to Do at a Park Near You

T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park in Hollywood is now offereing VixieFit: Group Strength and Conditioning for Moms, a program for women ages 18 and up. Classes are on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11AM to noon and are taught by Victoria Dosen, an expert in pre- and post-natal fitness. Participants will receive training using weights and resistance bands, along with core strength and stabilization training and mobility work. The emphasis is on alignment, lifting technique, breathing mechanics, core and pelvic health, and balance. The program is appropriate for both pregnant and postpartum women. Individual classes are $12 each, with packages of five classes for $55 and 10 classes for $100 available. For more information, call 954-357-8811.

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