Already the bloggers are having a field day with this race and it has only begun. Let’s just hope for some maturity and civility in each of these races. Only the candidates at the top can stop the venom that is spewed from their friends. If they cannot show leadership early in the game, what can we expect from them when they are elected? Let’s all have a fair election and not let social media make a mockery out of the real issues affecting our communities.
Ever wonder where all those cigarette butts go when you see people smoking in their cars? Well, that’s an easy one for anyone who has driven in South Florida. You know they eventually end up on our streets. Take the poll here…Do you think that tossing a butt is littering?
As voters in Florida get ready to name the next victor in the first batch of Republican primaries and caucuses, nationally, Mitt Romney is ahead of Newt Gingrich. Among Republicans, over one-quarter (27%) would vote for former MassachusettsGovernor Mitt Romney in the primary while 21% would vote for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. One in ten would each vote for Congressman Ron Paul (11%) and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (11%) and three in ten Republicans (29%) are still not at all sure who they would vote for in the Republican primary.
I was cleaning all my junk mail off my cluttered desk tonight when I came across this interesting brochure that caught my eye. Usually, I would have chucked this one in the garbage, but there’s something intriguing about getting a special deal on a ship like the Costa Concordia that essentially became ship-wrecked and is now lying on it’s side off the coast of Giglio. The January 13th disaster happened when the captain deviated from his planned route creating a huge gash that capsized the ship.
n 2010, the Broward Sheriff’s Office joined efforts with the Southern Poverty Law Center to create the film Bullied: a Student, a School and a Case that Made History, which tells the story of the first gay student to sue a school district in federal court for failing to protect him from bullying.
Registration begins February 15, 2012
Evaluations March 3, 2012
Practices begin March 12, 2012
Gamas begin April 3, 2012
Ultimate Fit camp on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 6 pm – 7 pm at the Tamarac Recreation Center at 7501 N University Drive. Only $6 for residents and $8 non-residents. Come to Tamarac Park for an unforgettable, feel good workout at their new “Weight Loss and Muscle Toning Ultimate Fit Camp.”
Jeffery London, 48, was arrested Wednesday night at his home in Lauderdale Lakes after returning from conducting bible study at the Bible Church of God in Fort Lauderdale. Earlier this month, the victim, who is now 18 years old, confided in a friend from church that he was abused repeatedly over the decade he lived with London. The victim’s mother had left him in London’s care when he was 8 years old after facing hard financial times.
The City of Tamarac is presently seeking City of Tamarac residents to voluntarily serve on their advisory boards and committees. Apply only if you don’t publicly disagree with how your officials run your city.
Failure to do so will result in termination of your volunteer position.
The Broward Coalition is on the forefront of fighting for the rights of condominium and Home owner associations to be protected from the abusive banks and lending institutions that are sitting back and purposely stalling foreclosures proceedings on properties they own. They are heartlessly forcing association members to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars to pick up the financial slack.
On Saturday, January 21, 2012, a Candlelight Memorial Vigil will be held for Bradford Fernandez in Tamarac Florida. Bradford was only 14 years old when he took his life on January 21, 2011. He was in 8th grade and attended Westpine Middle School in Sunrise.
The memorial is open to everyone and parents and teens are encouraged to attend as there will be an emotional presentation by Bradford’s mother Ana Fernandez. Fernandez, who has created the non-profit organization “The Bradford Organization,” will be discussing Bradford’s life in the hope that it may educate people about teen suicide and show how parents and teens can recognize the warning signs and get the help that they need before it’s too late.
One of our eagle-eyed readers spotted this rare sighting at the Sportsplex in Coral Springs.
In a part of South Florida that’s predominately liberal, someone found a conservative and shared it with Tamarac Talk today.
Your family will love the Tamarac Farmers Market. You can’t miss it on the corner of University and Southgate Boulevard, next to the Gary B. Jones Dog Park. It’s now open every Sunday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and you can even bring your friendly dog and shop after visiting the dog park next door. I found some delicious food last week when visiting. I bought some dog treats for my two dogs, delicious Bolognese sauce that we ate last night with linguine, lemon garlic hummus, chocolate chip blondies and biscuits, hot sauces as well as some other great items.
Dogs and owners love the Gary B. Jones Dog Park in Tamarac. Especially when the weather is beautiful and cool like it was this January weekend. There were people from all over visiting with their dogs and the dogs were having the time of their lives hanging out with old and new friends.
The Community Farmers’ Market is located at Veterans Memorial Park (7525 Southgate Boulevard; next door to the Tamarac Dog Park). Enjoy locally grown, prepared, and all natural products such as: produce, baked goods, hummus, smoked fish, dips, oils, vinegars, hot sauces, jerky, sauces, pastas, spices, teas, jams, and much, much more! Eat, Shop, and Socialize at the Tamarac Community Farmer’s Market!
The challenge of discipline and the courage to begin change has led one Tamarac resident on a journey towards total body fitness. However, as rewarding as this lifestyle change has been for her, it did come with a set of challenges and sacrifices.
This article was purchased from the Sun-Sentinel Archives. It was printed in 1986 when the former home of Kenneth Behring went on the market. Behring was one of the developers of Tamarac as well as one of Broward county’s largest developers.
Coincidentally, Behring’s home is now back on the market 26 years later for the same price as it was in this article. Originally offered at almost $2 million in 2009, the current owners have lowered the price significantly.
Spectacular Woodlands Country Club Home on the 17th Fairway – Featuring a Rare 4 Car Garage and Driveway Parking for 6 Cars! Impeccably maintained, this home is beautifully appointed with porcelain floors, accents of marble and plush carpeting. From the custom teakwood front door, the formal entry is highlighted with beveled mirrored closet doors for additional storage. The spacious formal dining room leads out to the patio through glass sliding doors. The contemporary style living room with cathedral ceilings and chandelier looks out onto the golf course and forever views.
Just a few months ago, if you asked city officials if there were plans for a charter schools they would have said no.
I don’t know if they if they didn’t want to consider the idea or were keeping quiet on any proposals. There is no denying that charter schools have gained in popularity among families in Broward county, drawing over 6,215 new students from public schools from last year for a total of 29,500 students in the district.