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.
WARNING: Strong Language!
WTF?! I Wanted An iPhone!!! Song written by http://jonathanmann.net/
Check out this song based on tweets (Twitter) from Jon Hendren, of comedy website Something Awful, who retweeted dozens of the best ungrateful tweets he saw on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Within 48 hours, online musician Jonathan Mann had turned a mixture of the tweets into a song, reported Tech Crunch. The language is pretty racy but you’ll have to check out the messages from some of the most ungrateful recipients of Christmas gifts in 2011.
Does anyone remember the days when South Florida had Zayre’s Department stores just about everywhere?
In Tamarac, Zayre’s was located at 7350 W. Commercial Blvd which is now where Staples is located. That corner doesn’t even belong to Tamarac anymore as it has been annexed by Lauderhill. Back in 1989, Ames Department Stores bought out Zayre’s stores but after several years they proved unprofitable and eventually closed them up in 2002 ceasing operations.
Term limit all homeowner association president and officers. These HOA’s officers have been running their neighborhoods for decades. We need fresh new blood in these communities and the constant complaint I hear is that no one wants to take their place. The problem is, I don’t think they really want to let go of their positions. I say, after five years of serving on an HOA, you’re history.
Jazz Picnic in the Park
Sundays, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Ilene Lieberman Botanical Gardens
Here both sides of the chilling 911 tape of the shooting of a father shot by his mother-in-law in Tamarac Florida
Last week while driving through the intersection of Commercial Boulevard and University Drive, I saw a group of teenage boys walking in and out of traffic holding football helmets while asking for money. Were they part of a school football team? There was nothing printed anywhere that had their team name.
Tamarac Resident Julie Shapiro-Harris kicked off her run for Circuit Court Judge on December 4th at a party at the home of Kim Miller of Coral Springs.
Besides being an Attorney, Harris has a Masters Degree in social work.
From the City of Tamarac: Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish has announced special 2012 homeowner sign-up dates throughout Broward for Homestead, Senior and other property tax exemptions. Deputy Property Appraisers will be accepting property tax exemption applications at the Tamarac Community Center, 8601 W. Commercial Blvd. 2012 SCHEDULE Deputy Property Appraisers will assist residents […]
Aldi opened its much-anticipated Tamarac location on December 1st.
The newest location at 7050 N University Drive is located on the Northeast corner of University and McNab Road is a full Aldi grocery store with beer and wine sales.
We enjoy the the Gary B Jones Dog Park because it is a clean, well-maintained park that has some great features: tall water fountains for people and short ones for dogs, a dog-washing area, a large and a small dog area, covered pavilions and a concrete walking path for the adults.
On Thanksgiving both the Tamarac Kiwanis and the Key Club of Piper High School sponsored the Thanksgiving Holiday Orphan Meal (THOM) at the Tamarac Community Center where residents enjoyed a free Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by new friends. [imagebrowser id=13] Photos by Kiwanis members Mary Brown and Juan Rayes from the event. The idea behind the […]