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February 2014 Community Update
February 2014
Vol. 16, No. 2

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Broward County's new courthouse located on Southeast Sixth Street is taking its place on the Fort Lauderdale skyline. The 20-story building will be "topped off" in February with interior work following suit from the ground floor up, giving shape and form to the future state-of-the-art and LEED-certified building. Building the 714,000-square foot structure involves a construction team of approximately 350 workers. The $220 million project is on schedule with an estimated completion date of Summer 2015. For more information, visit Broward.org/NewCourthouse or follow Twitter@CourtNewsFlash.

Everglades Holiday Park Rated Among Best Florida Attractions
You don’t have to travel hundreds of miles from home in order to visit a Top Florida attraction. Right here in Broward County is Everglades Holiday Park, the Florida attraction that readers of USA Today and 10Best.com website recognized as their top third attraction in the state. The 29-acre park is located on the eastern edge of the Everglades, a vast ecosystem unique to Florida. Large-capacity covered airboats, among the largest fleet in Florida, take visitors into the Everglades to experience distinctive flora and fauna as well as an Everglades favorite, alligators. Each airboat tour concludes with a live gator show back at the park's main complex, which is home to the popular Animal Planet TV series Gator Boys. More...

Business Development Workshop Focuses on Small Business Growth
The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development continues its ongoing workshop series on Thursday, February 20, from 6 – 7:30 p.m., at North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. The featured topic, “Building a Stellar Team: Prime Selection Process and Sub Success Stories,” provides an understanding of how primes select their sub-contractors and how subs have achieved success in a competitive market. The workshop series is free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required. For additional information, contact the Office of Economic and Small Business Development at 954-357-6400 or visit Broward.org/EconDev.

County Announces Partnership with Community Foundation for Upcoming Centennial Celebration
Broward County Cultural Division and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau have announced a unique partnership with the Community Foundation of Broward as co-sponsors of Broward County’s Centennial celebration. With a $400,000 grant from the Foundation, Broward County agencies will develop a 12-month celebration from October 2014 to October 2015. Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community – will unite the entire county through a series of public events including a series of new public art initiatives; Inside Out, a visual arts project that encourages communities to reflect their diversity in large scale portraits that are exhibited in public forums, and a large-scale culminating event in October 2015. More…

FLL Announces New Nonstop Service Between Broward County and Panama
Copa Airlines, a Panamanian airline and a member of the Star Alliance, will offer nonstop service four times a week from Panama to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport beginning July 11, 2014. Copa's new nonstop flight to Panama will enable passengers to connect at the airlines' Hub of the Americas to 58 destinations throughout Latin America including nine cities in Colombia and seven cities in Brazil. 

County Schedules Free Drop-off Hazardous Waste and Electronics Events 
Broward County Solid Waste and Recycling Services invites residents of participating cities to attend any of the 2014 special drop-off events for free disposal of household hazardous waste and electronics. This is a convenient and environmentally sound way to safely dispose of items such as an old TV, computer, keyboard or monitor, batteries, chemicals, paint or aerosol products and more. To participate in any of the events, bring proof of residency such as a photo ID with current address and accompanied by a utility bill, vehicle registration or a tax bill. More…

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