March 24, 2017   Volume 29, No. 10

Take Advantage of the Express Drop-Off Option to Pay Property Taxes

March 31st is the last day to pay property taxes. Residents can save time, avoid long lines and reduce parking congestion traditionally associated with making property tax payments by using the County's temporary express payment drop-off service located in the parking lot of the Governmental Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The outdoor location will be open from 10AM to 4PM on Friday, March 31st only. More...

Convince Your Friends to Conserve Water, Get a $100 Rebate

April is Water Conservation Month, and the Broward Water Partnership is encouraging residents to save this precious resource with an effort to reward those whose friends participate in a rebate program. Anyone who has already received a rebate for trading a water-guzzling toilet for a WaterSense® High Efficiency model or is in the application process, can win an extra $100 by convincing five friends to take advantage of the program. All rebates must be processed and completed by April 30th. More...

En Plane Air Launches at FLL

Visitors to Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport can now enjoy a new art exhibition presenting works by students attending Dillard Center for the Arts at Dillard High School. The exhibition is part of the airport's inaugural En Plane Air community art program and is located in the pre-security area, above the escalators in Terminal 2. En Plane Air exhibitions will rotate on a regular basis. More...

Learn How to be an Artist Entrepreneur

In June, the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute offers a month-long series of classes to help artists strengthen marketing and business skills. Artists of all disciplines throughout South Florida are encouraged to attend. To date 700 graduates have attended with remarkable success stories. This powerhouse collaboration between Broward Cultural Division, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, and ArtServe offers 20 classes that include lectures, panels and interactive workshops on Saturday June 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th. More...

Broward’s County Administrator Honored by the Transportation Industry

County Administrator Bertha Henry was one of 10 women recently honored by The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials with a "Women Who Move The Nation" award during its 6th annual Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation breakfast in Washington, DC. Held annually in observance of Women's History Month, the Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation Award recognizes and salutes outstanding women in both the private and public sectors for their impactful contributions to the transportation industry. More...

Video Central: So Much You Can Learn

Learn more about our community, emergency management, the environment, public safety, tourism or transportation by watching videos located on Broward’s Video Central. These videos provide a wealth of information, offer great tips and might inspire you to experience more of Broward County or share with your friends and family.

Celebrate Our Libraries During National Library Week

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is an observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country. This year’s celebration will be observed April 9th through 15th and is a time to honor the contributions of our national and local libraries and librarians, and to promote library use and support. Come celebrate with us at free events that include book discussions, literary events, classes and presentations. More...

Things to Do at a Park Near You

On Saturday, March 25th the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute will host the Third Annual Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo at Markham Park & Target Range from 11 AM to 3 PM. This free expo showcases a variety of adapted sports and activities beneficial for people who are coping with conditions such as strokes, spinal cord injuries, lost use of limbs, and brain injuries. Activities will include wheelchair basketball, adaptive soccer, hand cycling, adaptive scuba diving and more. The expo is free and for all ages. Some activities require online preregistration. Visit the event website for more information or to preregister.

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