Nosy Neighbors Foil Burglary in Tamarac

Nosy Neighbors Foil Burglary in Tamarac

Due to an alert homeowner who had internet cameras in his residence, Tamarac deputies responded to a residential burglary in progress in the Catalina Place community located East of University Drive and South of McNab Road. Responding Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies set up a perimeter and three suspects were taken into custody. It was later […]

What to do with those old Garbage Cans

What to do with those old Garbage Cans

How to dispose of old garbage containers once you receive your new garbage carts from Waste Management. As you probably know by now, the City of Tamarac has a new garbage vendor, Waste Management. Beginning in October, residents are scheduled to receive one roll-out cart with wheels for garbage AND another roll-out cart for recycling. (Please note: […]

Tamarac is Tops in Retirement Communities

Tamarac is Tops in Retirement Communities

According to Forbes Magazine, Tamarac Florida has just been named one of the best 25 places to retire   Please check out the article here:  Forbes Magazine. Forbes included the City of Tamarac to its recent list of the “25 Top Suburbs for Retirement.” The list was compiled by comparing cities that were within 25 miles […]

Tamarac’s Allfish Emporium

Tamarac’s Allfish Emporium

You may have driven by it everyday, but have you ever stopped in to Allfish Emporium? Allfish Emporium is the largest aquarium retail store in North America and one of their locations is right here in Tamarac. This business is quite a treat for the family as it has the most amazing selection of saltwater and freshwater fish.

All County Music in Tamarac

All County Music in Tamarac

Now that school is back in full swing, All County Music of Tamarac is bustling with students and parents either buying or renting instruments or just taking private lessons. If the store is busy, but don’t let that deter you from signing your child up for music lessons.

Tamarac’s School Board Member Steps Down

Tamarac’s School Board Member Steps Down

On August 11th, School Board Member David Thomas stepped down from office as our District Four representative. Unfortunately, his wife Cindy who has been treated for cancer in the past will need further treatment. Because of the time required by the position, it would leave him unable to be available to give her the type […]

A Teacher’s Advice for Back to School

A Teacher’s Advice for Back to School

By Rachel C Scott 7th Grade Teacher at Millennium Middle School in Tamarac FL Okay Moms and Dads, the countdown has officially begun! School re-opens in about a month, unbelievable, right? So here’s the deal.  As a teacher I feel compelled to let you know what it really takes to start this upcoming school year off right. […]

Teed Off About Potential Golf Course Purchase

Teed Off About Potential Golf Course Purchase

Who knew that the City of Tamarac was in the golf business?  While east Tamarac has two empty golf courses sitting near the Mainlands and Sabal Palm, the City has decided that it wants to buy one of Colony West’s courses for $3 million dollars to preserve green space. What about the brown spaces out […]

Woodmont forming Neighborhood Improvement District

Woodmont forming Neighborhood Improvement District

 Originally posted April 12, 2011 Just like its neighbor the Woodlands, Woodmont in Tamarac wants to form a Neighborhood Improvement District as well.  A Neighborhood Improvement District is created in an area that wants public-use improvements that are paid for by special tax assessments to property owners in the community in which the improvements are […]

Tamarac Trash Talk

Tamarac Trash Talk

Great news for the residents of Tamarac in single family homes. We finally are getting what many other cities around us already have: uniform garbage cans.  These cans not only look good, they actually keep critters out and garbage in with their heavy lids.   The City of Tamarac recently signed a contract with Waste Management […]

Tamarac Flash Mob at the Caporella Aquatic Center

Tamarac Flash Mob at the Caporella Aquatic Center

View Video HERE Check out this “Flash Mob” at the Caporella Aquatic Center. Rafael Acosta,  the site supervisor at the Tamarac Community Center recorded this video on August 5th.  This was coordinated by the summer camp staff and children at the recreation center and Parish Garrett.

Facts about Neighborhood Districts in Tamarac

Facts about Neighborhood Districts in Tamarac

The Tamarac neighborhood of the Woodlands has successfully formed their neighborhood improvement district in 2010. What is a neighborhood improvement district or NID? A Neighborhood Improvement District may be created in an area desiring certain public-use improvements that are paid for by special tax assessments to property owners in the area in which the improvements […]

What’s New in Tamarac

What’s New in Tamarac

Have you checked out Menchie’s Yogurt at the Midway Plaza yet? Located at 5729 North University Drive near the Publix, this California franchise has not only a variety of flavors, they offer low carb, no sugar added, dairy free, nonfat, gluten free and kosher varieties of yogurt.

Get to Rapids Water Park

Get to Rapids Water Park

  Only one more month to enjoy Rapids Water Park!  It may be a long 45 minute drive from Tamarac to this fantastic waterpark in Riviera Beach, but it’s well worth it.   Just get there early to avoid the long lines on all the good slides.   Convenient lockers and fun for all ages.    My kids […]

Letter to Tamarac City Officials

Letter to Tamarac City Officials

Question: Why has the City of Tamarac allowed itself to deteriorate while the surrounding cities have made improvements?

In Tamarac it’s OK to have more cars than your driveway can accommodate
This remains an unanswered question due to the lack of response from city officials and/or their inadequate responses to the public. The city has been having community meetings with question and answer periods for the citizens, yet many citizens walk away feeling they’ve gotten nowhere with the issues they raise. Either excuses or no real responses are given by the Mayor, Council, or city staff.

BSO Survey

BSO Survey

The Broward Sheriff’s Office in this district takes pride in their service to the citizens of Tamarac.  To better serve you, we encourage all residents, business owners & community leaders to complete the online BSO Citizens Opinion Survey.  This survey is posted on our website at www.sheriff.org. Thank you & stay safe! Residents:  This is […]

City of Tamarac: Give our Money Back

City of Tamarac: Give our Money Back

Budget cuts as a result of lost revenue have made the City of Tamarac close our parks every Monday, with no plans to revert to the former schedule. It’s no wonder why I found today’s story in the Sun-Sentinel about cities hoarding extra rainy day cash so upsetting.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Tamarac has $24.5 million dollars in unreserved funds. This amount is in excess of 75% of it’s total annual expenditures of $32.6 million for 2010. It goes on to say that the recommended minimum of the Government Finance Officers Association is about 17% of it’s annual expenditures. To clarify, this means that Tamarac is holding on to over $19 million in excess reserve funds.

What Type of Facebook User Are You?

What Type of Facebook User Are You?

I compiled a list of different types of Facebook users based on what they share. Let me remind you, just in case a few of my friends “de-friend” me on Facebook, that I have been guilty of a few of these myself.