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Posted on: May 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Broward County Bridges Weekly Newsletter

Convention Center Expansion and Addition of Headquarters Hotel Begins

It's official! Broward County and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau announce that the project to expand the Broward County Convention Center and add a new four diamond Headquarters Hotel in Fort Lauderdale has officially begun. The phased project began with a demolition event at the Portside Yachting Center on Thursday, May 16th and will follow a schedule of construction activities into 2023. More…

Runway Closures Begin May 20th

Both runways at Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will be closed at different times for maintenance and reconstruction. The South Runway will close for three days beginning Monday, May 20th at 10PM for repairs and maintenance and will reopen on Friday, May 24th at 6AM. On Monday, June 3rd, the North Runway will close at midnight for up to four months as part of a $90 million rehabilitation project that will include rebuilding and resurfacing the runway and associated taxiways. More…

Get Paid to Upgrade Your Irrigation System

Qualifying Broward County residents who want to make improvements to their home irrigation system can receive rebates ranging from $200 to $600 as part of the new Irrigation Improvement Rebate Program. The program promotes high-tech EPA WaterSense® labeled devices such as weather-based timers and pressure regulating sprinklers for residential use. Participants can choose from four different rebate options. More…

Gretchen Cassini Honored by Women in Transportation

The Women in Transportation South Florida Chapter recognizes Gretchen Cassini, Broward's Assistant County Administrator, as the 2018/2019 Woman of the Year. She will be honored at a luncheon on Friday June 21st at the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale. Cassini was the primary point of contact and lead for the successful passage of the County's largest transportation surtax initiative in November 2018. More…

CVB Recognizes Courtesy Award Winners

In observance of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted its 30th Annual SUNsational Service Courtesy Awards luncheon on Wednesday, May 8th. The event recognized Broward County's finest frontline hospitality professionals who deliver SUNsational Service to the millions of visitors to the destination. Eleven overall winners were honored. More

Memory Lab Opens in Weston

Broward County Library now offers a Digital Memory Lab at the Weston Library, 4205 Bonaventure Boulevard. The Memory Lab offers customers the opportunity, training and equipment needed to preserve their own videotapes, slides, audiotapes and photos. Free digital preservation classes teach participants how to manage, store and organize digital files for preservation. For more information, please call the Weston Library at 954-357-5420.

Port Everglades Economic Impact Study Released

Elevated containerized cargo and passenger volumes at Broward County's Port Everglades strengthened economic activity and created new jobs in Florida, according to a newly released report for fiscal year 2018 by internationally recognized maritime research company Martin Associates. Overall, the study reflected positive growth in all economic indicators from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018, including jobs, personal income, economic activity, local purchases and state/local taxes. More…

Attend a Free Homeownership Fair

Residents are invited to a free Homeownership Fair on Saturday, June 8th from 10:30AM – 5:30PM at the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with organizations vital to the home buying process including counseling agencies, lenders and realtors. At the Fair, you can also learn how to improve your credit, understand the home buying process, access financial subsidies for first time and low-income buyers, and more. Registration is required.

Report from the Broward Municipal Services District

Broward County initiated the acquisition and installation of a Public Safety Security Camera system within the Broward Sheriff's Office Central Zone, which includes the Central County and Broadview Park neighborhoods in the Broward Municipal Services District. Cameras will record public areas, but will not be actively monitored. The cameras are an investment in public safety designed to deter crime and help with investigations.

Things to Do at a Park Near You

Stop by the Broward Parks and Recreation booth at the Home Show at the Broward County Convention Center May 24th – 27th. Enjoy presentations that include:

Friday, May 24th at 5PM - Explore and Experience Nature in the Natural Areas Near Your Home

Saturday, May 25th from 1-3PM - Kids Creative Critter Corner

5:30PM - Stewarding our Environment: Volunteers In Parks

Sunday, May 26th at 1PM - Kids Creative Critter Corner

5PM - Design Your Yard to Host Native and Migratory Birds

Monday, May 27th at 5PM - New Biological Controls for Weeds in Broward County

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