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November 2019 Vol. 21, No. 11

North Runway Reopens at Broward’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
The North Runway (10L-28R) at FLL officially reopened to commercial traffic last month. Despite weather-related challenges, including a 24-hour closure of the airport for Hurricane Dorian, contractors worked seven days a week with multiple crews to meet their September 30th deadline. The newly-rehabilitated North Runway will allow the Federal Aviation Administration to more evenly disperse flight activity over FLL's two runways reducing the potential for delays and improving efficiency for the airlines. Reduced taxiing time means less fuel burn and fewer aircraft emissions. More...

More Diverse Dining On Tap at FLL
The next time you fly through FLL, whet your appetite or quench your thirst at one of the new food and beverage venues set to open later this year through early 2020. The new dining options will offer a range of menu offerings from gourmet burgers and decadent shakes to specialty pizzas and salads to popular Southern comfort and regional dishes. The soon-to-open new eateries include Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar and Whisky River Beer & Wings (Terminal 1); Shake Shack and Flash Fire Pizza (Terminal 2) and Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill (Terminal 3). In 2019, more than 10 new dining and retail concessions are expected to open at FLL to diversify options for airport travelers.

Lighten Your Load – Join Elderly and Veterans’ Caregiver Support Group
Taking care of a parent, spouse, or loved one can be a very demanding, challenging, and emotional experience. If this description fits you or someone you know, please share that Broward County’s Elderly and Veterans Services offers a free, monthly Caregiver Support Group. Each session is led by a licensed human services professional who provides educational and helpful information on a number of topics as well as opportunities for caregivers to share their concerns and common experiences. Check out the upcoming meeting dates. For questions, or to RSVP contact Lee Duncan, Human Services Administrator at 954-357-6622.

Census 2020 Ambassadors Available to Speak
The important 2020 Census is only months away and many residents and community groups have questions about how to complete it and why it’s essential that everyone is counted. If you would like to have someone from the Census 2020 Speakers Bureau present at your next Homeowners’ Association meeting, non-profit group, business conference, government meeting, or other community gathering, email your request to For more information about Census 2020, visit

Elderly Services Behavioral Health Section Achieves National Accreditation
Broward County Elderly and Veterans Services Division Behavioral Health Section (Behavioral Health Section) has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). The Behavioral Health Section provides the following services: assessment, targeted mental health case management and peer recovery support. Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best-practice standards in the field of human services. More...

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Equestrian and Agriculture Day Camps Coming to Tradewinds Park and Stables
Winter break will soon be here and kids will be looking for a fun way to spend their free time. Tradewinds Park and Stables offers two great camp options that kids will love. Winter Break Horse Camps (8:30AM-4PM) include comprehensive equestrian instruction and horse-related activities for kids ages 9-16. Junior Farmers’ Camps (8:30-12 and 12:30-4PM) for children ages 5 to 8, introduces basic farm techniques as well as contact with the resident barn yard animals. Both options will be held on Monday, December 23rd; Thursday, December 26th; Friday, December 27th; Monday, December 30th; Thursday, January 2nd; and Friday, January 3rd.

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