Broward County Office Closings for Memorial Day, May 27
|Broward County governmental
offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in honor of the Memorial Day
observance. There are a few agency exceptions such as County Libraries,
Parks and Transit. Many online services such as ePay, are still available.
Homeless Point-in-Time Count Reveals 2,810 Homeless in Broward County
The Broward County 2013 Point-in-Time Count, conducted in a 24-hour time period on January 24-25, identified that 2,810 individuals and families were homeless according to the federal definition of homelessness: they were living in places not meant for human habitation, emergency shelters or transitional housing programs. The count is required by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Florida's Office on Homelessness. More...
FLL to Offer New Nonstop Service to San Jose, Medellin, Copenhagen and Stockholm
Two airlines at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) are expanding flights abroad. JetBlue Airways begins service on June 13 to Medellin, Colombia; San Jose, Costa Rica on June 27; and Lima, Peru, on November 21. Norwegian Air Shuttle offers new service to Copenhagen twice a week starting November 29 and begins twice weekly flights to Stockholm on December 1. With 17.7 million passengers in 2012, Norwegian is the third largest low-cost airline in Europe. More...
New Traffic Pattern on Eller Drive
Due to the ongoing construction at Port Everglades, a new traffic pattern for Eller Drive will remain in effect until summer 2014. Maps of the new routing can be found on the Port Everglades Construction Update page of the website, porteverglades.net.
2013 Arts Teacher of the Year Nominations Due May 31
|The 2013 Broward County Arts
Teacher of the Year application deadline is fast approaching. Broward
County's public, private and charter school principals and teachers are
invited to nominate arts teachers for this Honor of Excellence in
four categories this year: dance, music, theater and visual arts. There will
be one award in each of the categories. The application deadline is May 31,
Broward County Celebrates Air Quality Awareness Month
May is Air Quality Awareness Month and the Broward County Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division, in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state and local air quality programs, and community partners, is sponsoring a series of educational events and exhibits to increase awareness about important air quality issues. More…
Don’t Miss Broward County Libraries Adult Summer Reading Program
|What could be more enjoyable than
exploring “Groundbreaking Reads” this summer as part of the Adult Summer
Reading Program? Enjoy a summer’s worth of great books, events, contests and
more. The program also features free classes on how to download free eBooks,
music and magazines as well as technology “petting zoos” that provide
hands-on practice on electronic devices.
Weston is Site of Free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Disposal Event on May 19
Through a partnership between Broward County Solid Waste and Recycling Services and Partner Cities and Weston, a free drop-off event for household hazardous waste and used electronics will take place on Sunday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Works Complex, located at 2599 South Post Road, Weston. More…