Broward County > ENews > Bridges
This Week in Broward County Government
November 25, 2015
Volume 20, No. 48
FLL Ready for Busiest Thanksgiving in its History
More than 540,000 travelers are expected to fly in and out of Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Aviation Department anticipates an average of 77,000 passengers a day from Tuesday, November 24th, to Monday, November 30th, a 6.9 percent over last year. The busiest day is expected to be Sunday, November 29th. Passengers are encouraged to arrive two hours early for domestic flights and three hours early for international flights. This year, the Smart Parking technology is in place to help you find spaces easily and remember where you parked. More…

Broward Wins 2016 Calendar Cover
The sun rising over Fort Lauderdale Beach is the cover photo for the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) 2016 Calendar. With the theme: Awesome Weather, all 67 counties were asked to submit their best photos showing the awesome weather in their communities. FAC members reviewed more than 400 entries and chose 15. The winning cover photo "Sunrise at Fort Lauderdale Beach" was one of many submitted by resident Fred Johnson. More…

County Offices Closing for Thanksgiving Holiday
In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, County governmental offices will close on Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th. Some clarifications and exceptions apply. More…

Adopt a Forever Friend on 'Super Saturday'
After the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving cooking and Black Friday shopping, how about taking some time to give a pet a "Home for the Holiday." Broward County Animal Care invites you to adopt a dog or cat on Saturday, November 28th. The Adoption Center, 1870 SW 39th St., Fort Lauderdale, will open at 9:30AM, with "Kennel Buster" specials, including waived adoption fees and deposits for all dogs and cats, from 9:30 to 10:30AM. Following the "Kennel Buster" deals, residents can adopt a dog for just $5. Cat lovers can adopt a cat/kitten for $5 each, or 2 cats/kittens for $5. More…

Celebrate Holidays Around the World at Your Library
This holiday season visit Broward County Libraries and enjoy fun and festive events for all ages. Explore the cultures of the many international neighbors who make Broward County home. Learn about traditions and customs, and the way that people celebrate the holidays around the world. Make fun arts-and-crafts, join in a performance, or stay for an all-day holiday open house. All events are free and open to the public. More…

Low Cost Rabies Clinic for Dogs and Cats
Pet owners can have their dogs or cats vaccinated and receive a Rabies Registration tag at the Broward Animal Care and Adoption Rabies Clinic on Saturday, December 5th, 9AM to 2PM, at the Pompano Beach Dog Park, 1101 N Federal Highway, Pompano Beach. The cost for a one-year vaccination and Rabies registration is $25 for dogs and cats that are spayed/neutered, and $35 for pets that are not. Microchips will be available for $15. Debit/credit cards will be the only forms of payment accepted. Cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. You must be a Broward resident to participate. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats in carriers. This is the last clinic for 2015. Visit Broward Animal Care for more information.

Runway Maintenance December 7-14 at FLL
Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) will close its runways intermittently from December 7th to 11th, and the 14th, for maintenance work. The north runway will close from 12:01 to 5:30AM, on Monday, December 7th to Wednesday, December 9th, and on Monday, December 14th. The South Runway will close from 10:30PM to 6AM, on Thursday and Friday, December 10th and 11th. During these closures, arrival and departure flights will alternate between runways. No flights will be affected as a result of this work. For updates on airport programs and services, follow on Twitter@FLLFlyer, or visit

Things to Do at a Park Near You
Broward County Parks are great places to be this weekend. After eating all the Thanksgiving goodies you may want to engage in some physical activities to keep the pounds at bay. Lace up your hiking boots, or jogging shoes and hit the trail; play a round of golf or a set of tennis, or take a relaxing walk by a lake. And if you’re looking to get real active then a fitness boot camp might be right for you. Whatever your interest, you’re sure to find it at a County park. Visit Parks online to find a location near you.

Broward County