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East Tamarac in the Dark

East Tamarac in the Dark

You may have noticed that the street lights along Commercial Boulevard in the eastern half of the city have not been working in some time.   In fact, if you are driving east from the Turnpike to 31st Avenue, you’ll notice that every single street light is out leaving the area in the dark. I noticed […]

Affordable Massages and Salon Services

Affordable Massages and Salon Services

Money is tight these days and usually the first thing that gets crossed off woman’s nonessential list are salon services. Pedicures and manicures either disappear from the budget, or the time between appointments grow further apart.

Tamarac has a new Farmer’s Market

Tamarac has a new Farmer’s Market

[slideshow id=10] Photos by the City of Tamarac Tamarac’s first ever Community Farmer’s Market was held on Sunday, October 16, 1011. Farmer’s Markets will be held year-round on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. AND on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, from 4:30 – […]

Atlantis Waterpark: Whatever Happened to it?

Atlantis Waterpark: Whatever Happened to it?

Back 20 years ago, we didn’t have to schlep all the way to Rapids Water Park in West Palm Beach for some great water slide fun.  Atlantis water park was right in our backyard.   If you don’t remember, Atlantis was located off of I-95 in Dania close to Grand Prix.   After closing in 1992,  there […]

Tamarac Invites Public Comment on Colony West Golf Course Purchase

Tamarac Invites Public Comment on Colony West Golf Course Purchase

On Monday, September 26th, information will be presented regarding the Colony West proposal to the City Commission for its discussion and then on Wednesday, September 28th, it will be brought up for public comment.  Monday’s meeting starts at 9:30a.m. and Wednesday’s meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. According to Andy Berns, economic affairs officer, “The point […]

Tamarac Author Eric Lamet and “A Child al Confino”

Tamarac Author Eric Lamet and “A Child al Confino”

 Tamarac author Eric Lamet was only seven years old when the Nazis invaded Vienna and changed his life and the lives of all European Jews forever. Five days after Hitler marched in, Eric Lamet and his parents fled for their lives. Unable to remain together, the family split.  He and his mother hid out in […]

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.

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. Sharon Aron BaronSharon Aron Baron is the Editor of […]

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.