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Tamarac Parks Remain Closed on President’s Day

Tamarac Parks Remain Closed on President’s Day

Great news! Did you know that the City of Tamarac will be spending $185,000 this year and $150,000 more next year for entrance signs at Woodmont just west of University Drive? This is great news for Woodmont residents.
Not so great news for the The Woodlands Community who had to form their own district to pay for improvements such as this.

Church Youth Pastor Arrested for Child Molestation

Church Youth Pastor Arrested for Child Molestation

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.

Broward Coalition says, “Speak now!” or there may not be a tomorrow

Broward Coalition says, “Speak now!” or there may not be a tomorrow

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.

Memorial for Bradford Fernandez – Special Presentation About Teen Suicide Prevention

Memorial for Bradford Fernandez – Special Presentation About Teen Suicide Prevention

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.

UPDATE: Proposed Tamarac Charter School K-8 Hearing on January 11

UPDATE: Proposed Tamarac Charter School K-8 Hearing on January 11

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.

Remember When Tamarac had Zayre’s?

Remember When Tamarac had Zayre’s?

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.

Panhandlers are a Danger to our Residents and Themselves

Panhandlers are a Danger to our Residents and Themselves

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 Kiwanis Serve Thanksgiving Meals

Tamarac Kiwanis Serve Thanksgiving Meals

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 […]