August 26, 2016   Volume 25, No. 21

County Urges Residents and Businesses to Prepare for Possible Flooding

With the potential of heavy rainfall in our area this weekend, Broward County is encouraging residents and businesses to be proactive and prepare for potential flooding associated with a tropical wave that is expected to pass through southern Florida beginning Saturday. Floods can be slow or fast rising. It's important to be prepared for flooding no matter where you live in the County, but particularly if you are in a low-lying area or near water. Although not commonly known, flooding kills more people than any other natural disaster in the nation. For tips...

Survey Now Available for 911 Callers

In an effort to continuously enhance the quality of service experienced by residents using the Regional Consolidated Communication's System, Broward County's Office of Regional Communications and Technology has launched a new customer feedback system. A new online feedback form is now available at Residents (excluding Plantation and Coral Springs) can submit details about their experience including the location of their E-911 call, a brief description of their call experience, and provide contact information such as phone number and/or email, if they wish to be contacted about the call. More...

Call for Artists at ArtServe

Broward artists are encouraged to apply to the South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship Program. Applicant submittals are judged by a regional then national panel of arts professionals. If selected, artists are awarded $7,000 or $15,000 and featured in the Consortium’s annual juried five-county exhibition. Need some inspiration? A Broward workshop for interested applicants will take place Tuesday, September 20, 6 PM at ArtServe, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, to guide applicants through the online application process. The application is available at; deadline is Monday, October 31. More...

Month of Free Bus Rides on Two Visiting Electric Buses Ride for Free while Helping the Environment

Broward County Transit customers will be able to ride free on two all-electric, zero-emission buses coming to the county later this month. The non-polluting buses are eco-friendly and will be in here for one month as BCT test their abilities, while allowing customers to ride for free. Like all other Broward County Transit buses, these 40-foot electric demonstration buses will be equipped with wheelchair ramps, air conditioning and bicycle racks. They will be used intermittently on Routes 5, 10, 16, 34, 36, 40 83, 88 and 102 from the end of August to the end of September. Look for More...

Pine Island Road Widening Project Has Begun

Construction began this week to widen Pine Island Road in the Town of Davie from four to six lanes between I-595 and Nova Drive. Barring any unforeseen conditions or weather delays the work is expected to be completed in early 2018. The Highway Construction and Engineering Division is managing the construction of this project which includes construction of a six lane divided roadway to provide additional capacity and accommodate growth, drainage improvements, ADA improvements, sidewalks and bicycle lanes. landscaping and irrigation improvements, and a new mast arm signalized intersections.

Let Broward County Libraries Help You “Access” Your Life

Want to know more about your family or how to improve your future? Broward County libraries can help in ways you might not imagine. Use our extensive resources to learn, teach, and grow. For instance, you can open the door to your past by attending a free genealogy session or grow with free college/retirement planning, resume writing or language-learning help. Broward County Library also has the keys to accessing a healthy present such as story times, creative wellness workshops and insightful films. More...

Improve Your World: Volunteer for a Tree Planting

Want to improve your world? Broward County Parks has an invitation for you. All residents are invited to participate in a “Flyway Planting Party”. Come out 9AM to noon on Saturday, September 10th, and help us plant 1,000 native trees to attract birds and butterflies who are migrating along the Atlantic Flyway. The flyway is one of four major bird migration routes, in this case running the length of South America, across the Caribbean, and, starting with Florida, up the Atlantic coast into Canada. The four parks participating are the Anne Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood, Deerfield Island Park in Deerfield Beach, Easterlin Park in Oakland Park, and Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, gloves, and other protective clothing and bring sunscreen, insect repellent, drinking water, and a snack.

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