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NOVEMBER 2013

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WHO’S WHO In City Government Mayor Eric H. Jones, Jr.

Vice Mayor Felicia M. Brunson

Commissioner Thomas Dorsett

Commissioner Sharon Fyffe

Commissioner Rita “Peaches” Mack

City Manager W. Ajibola Balogun

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GRATITUDE-A NECESSARY ATTITUDE By Mayor Eric H. Jones Jr.

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lthough we s h o u l d remember the significance of all our holidays, I believe that Thanksgiving is the holiday which should be used for a time of quiet reflection. Let us take a moment during this Thanksgiving holiday season to reflect on our lives and on our blessings. We have endured through some difficult times as a city. Our economy has been relatively stable in the years of recession. Many have family members who are serving our country in foreign lands. Many of us have lost loved ones, or have faced other personal crises. And yet, we are blessed to live in a country where we can learn from, and appreciate, the differences which make us unique. We are free to vote or not vote. We have the choice of education for our children. We have some of the finest medical technology in the world available to us. In America, we have the freedom to travel as we wish, and we have the freedom to worship as we see fit. Additionally, we are privileged to live in West Park, Florida. We are fortunate to have City employees who are committed to providing the best service possible to our citizens. We have excellent schools and teachers who are dedicated to the education of their students. We have a community that is filled with caring individuals and groups, such as our Senior Citizens Care Center, the Mary Kendrick’s Thanksgiving Feast, the City’s Christmas Toy Giveaway, our Back to School Giveaway, our After-School and Summer Programs, our Scholarship Program, etc. People of all races, ages and socio-economic levels come together as we work to

Mayor Eric H. Jones Jr. and the rest of the Commission members presented a framed South Florida Times Newspaper Article to Commissioner Thomas Dorsett. The Article recognizes Commissioner Dorsett as a Bahamian Legend. (Pictured from Left to Right): Vice Mayor Felicia M. Brunson, Commissioner Thomas Dorsett, Mayor Eric H. Jones Jr., Commissioner Rita Mack, and Commissioner Sharon Fyffe.

make West Park a nurturing and caring community. In a sense, gratitude is an expression of modesty. In Hebrew, the word for gratitude - hoda’ah - is the same as the word for confession. To offer thanks is to confess dependence, to acknowledge that others have the power to benefit you, to admit that your life is better because of their efforts. That frame of mind is indispensable to civilized society. As you sit down to your Thanksgiving dinner, if you had been a Pilgrim, would you have given thanks? Consider what they had been through, the men and women who broke bread together on that first Thanksgiving in 1621. They had uprooted themselves and sailed for America, an endeavor so hazardous that

published guides advised travelers to the New World, "First, make thy will." The crossing was very rough and the Mayflower was blown off course. Instead of reaching Virginia, where Englishmen had settled 13 years earlier, the Pilgrims ended up in the wilds of Massachusetts. By the time they found a place to make their new home Plymouth, they called it - winter had set in. The storms were frightful. Shelter was rudimentary. There was little food. Within weeks, nearly all the settlers were sick. "That which was most sad and lamentable," Governor William ––––––––––See GRATITUDE, page 3


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Carver Ranches Boys & Girls Club Keeping Kids Safe on Saturdays By Vice Mayor Felicia M. Brunson

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ity of West Park youth between the ages of 6-18 now have a safe and fun place to go on Saturdays. The Carver Ranches Boys & Girls Club, located on SW 44th Avenue, has extended its hours of operation to include each Saturday during the school year. From 11:00AM-3:00PM, children are invited to come to the Club to participate in activities that support common core learning, explore the digital arts, and increase physical fitness. What’s more, children will receive a free nutritious snack, lunch, and take-home snack pack while they are at the Club. Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) officials hope that the Saturday opening will serve as a solution for parents by keeping their children safe while they are either at work or running errands.

GRATITUDE, from page 1 –– Bradford later recalled, "was that in two or three months’ time, half of their company died, especially in January and February, being the depth of winter, and wanting houses and other comforts; being infected with the scurvy and other diseases. There died sometimes two or three a day." When spring came, Indians showed them how to plant corn, but their first crops were dismal. Supplies ran out, but their sponsors in London refused to send more. The first time the Pilgrims sent a shipment of goods to England, it was stolen by pirates. If you had been there in 1621 - if you had seen half your friends die, if you had suffered through famine, malnutrition, and sickness, if you had endured a year of heartbreak and tragedy - would you have felt grateful? In regions of Mexico hot springs and cold springs are found side by side, and because of the convenience of this natural phenomenon the women often bring their laundry, boil their clothes in the hot springs, and then rinse them in the cold springs. A tourist watching this procedure commented to his Mexican guide: "They must think Mother Nature

City of West Park Vice Mayor Felicia Brunson visits the Carver Ranches Boys & Girls Club during the free Snack & Supper program.

BGCBC has long desired to extend the hours of operation of the 12 Boys & Girls Clubs located throughout Broward County. “We knew that some of our members were left unsupervised on Saturdays due to their

is generous to freely supply such ample, clean hot and cold water.” The guide replied, "No senor, there is much grumbling because she supplies no soap." People who are truly thankful don’t complain, they find a reason to be grateful. Let’s not wait to be thankful. Often we are not thankful until after something we need is loss and regained. Our power is shut off, and suddenly we become thankful for electricity. Our garbage is not picked up, and suddenly we become thankful for the garbage collector’s weekly stop. A good friend dies, and suddenly we discover how much he or she meant to us. Our water becomes too polluted to drink and suddenly we appreciate having good water. Why is it that, we take for granted the uncounted blessings of life until they are removed from us? Some things I am Thankful for....... ....The taxes that I pay ....because it means I’m employed. ....The clothes that fit a little too snug ....because it means I have enough to eat. ....My shadow who watches me work ....because it means I am out in the sunshine.

parents work schedules. In other instances, members may go without a meal because their family lacked the financial resources during these challenging times. BGCBC made it a priority to find a way to be able to serve our members on the weekend,” said BGCBC President/CEO Brian Quail. A staple in the West Park community since 1995, the Carver Ranches Boys & Girls Club, led by Club Director Brenda Fulmore, strives to be a true changeagent in the lives of its members. “We want all members to graduate from high school with a plan for the future; demonstrate good character and citizenship by participating in leadership training and community service projects; and engage in sports and other activities that promote living a healthy lifestyle,” said Fulmore. “Opening on Saturdays gives us one more day to assist families in making sure that this happens.” For more information about the Carver Ranches Boys & Girls Club and how you can enroll your child in the Saturday program, please call (954) 967-8787.

....A lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing ....because it means I have a home. ....The spot I find at the far end of the parking lot ....because it means I am capable of walking. ....My huge heating bill ....because it means I am warm. ....All the complaining I hear about our government ....because it means we have freedom of speech. ....The lady behind me in church who sings off key ….because it means that I can hear. ....The piles of laundry and ironing ....because it means my loved ones are nearby. ....The alarm that goes off in the early morning hours ....because it means that I am alive! ....Weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day ....because it means I have been productive. The art of thanks-living is gratitude in action. It is thanking God for the gift of life by living it triumphantly. It is thanking God for your talents and

abilities by accepting them as obligations to be invested for the common good. It is thanking God for all that men and women have done for you by doing things for others. It is thanking God for happiness by striving to make others happy. It is thanking God for beauty by helping to make the world more beautiful. It is thanking God for inspiration by trying to be an inspiration to others. Alex Haley, the author of "Roots," had an unusual picture hanging on his office wall. It was a picture of a turtle on top of a fence post. When asked, "Why is that there?" Alex Haley answered, "Every time I write something significant, every time I read my words and think that they are wonderful, and begin to feel proud of myself, I look at the turtle on top of the fence post and remember that he didn’t get there on his own. He had help." That is the basis of thankfulness - to remember that we got here with the help of God, and that He is the provider of every blessing we have. HAVE A THANKFUL THANKSGIVING. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, GOD BLESS THE CITY OF WEST PARK AND GOD BLESS AMERICA…


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Do you or someone you know have Facial Acne?

FXM Research in Miramar is looking for males and females 12 years of age or older that suffer from Facial Acne, to participate in an seven [7] study-visit clinical research study. Medical Insurance is not required for study participation. Qualified participants will receive: • Evaluation by a Board Certified Dermatologist. • Investigational Study Medication at no cost. • Reimbursement for time and travel up to USD $350.00.

¿Tiene usted o alguien que usted conoce Acné Facial?

FXM Research en Miramar está buscando hombres y mujeres de 12 años de edad o más que padecen de Acné Facial, para participar en un estudio clínico de investigación que requiere de siete [7] visitas. No se requiere seguro médico para su participación en el estudio. Los participantes que califiquen recibirán: • Evaluaciones por un Dermatólogo Certificado. • Los medicamentos del estudio bajo investigación sin costo alguno. • Un reembolso por su tiempo y transporte de hasta $350.00. For more information please call:

Francisco Flores, MD.

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HONORING VETERANS! By Vice Mayor Felicia M. Brunson

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t the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month of 2013, we will pause to honor America’s Veterans and celebrate their contributions to our way of life. Few have given more to our Nation than the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces in peace and in war.

such bravery and distinction, our Veterans and current service members deserve our country’s profound gratitude – not just on Veteran’s Day, but every day. Along with all the residents of the City of West Park, I want to thank our military personnel who have proudly served under the flag of the United States – including members of the VFW Post#8195 who served

Para más información por favor llame al:

(954) 430-1097

Board Certified Dermatologist FXM Research Miramar

FXM Research Miramar 3000 SW 148th Avenue, Suite 216 Miramar, FL 33027

www.fxmresearch.com

Do you or someone you know have Tinea Pedis/Athlete’s Foot?

FXM Research in Miramar is looking for males and females 18 years or older that suffer from Tinea Pedis “Redness, Itchiness, Maceration, Erosion, and/or Scaling areas in between your toes” to participate in a three [3] study-visit clinical research study. Medical Insurance is not required for study participation. Qualified participants will receive: • Evaluation by a Board Certified Dermatologist. • Investigational Study Medication or placebo at no cost. • Reimbursement for time and travel up to USD $150.00.

¿Tiene usted o alguien que usted conoce Hongos Entre Los Dedos De Sus Pies/Pie De Atleta?

FXM Research en Miramar está buscando a hombres y mujeres de 18 años o más de edad que padecen de Hongos Entre Los Dedos De Sus Pies “Enrojecimiento, Picazón, Humedad, Erosiones, y/o áreas de Descamación entre los dedos de los pies”, para participar en un estudio clínico de investigación que requiere de tres [3] visitas. No se requiere seguro médico para su participación en el estudio. Los participantes que califiquen recibirán: • Evaluaciones por un Dermatólogo Certificado. • Los medicamentos bajo investigación o placebo sin costo alguno. • Reembolso por su tiempo y transporte de hasta $150.00. For more information please call:

Francisco Flores, MD.

Para más información por favor llame al:

(954) 430-1097

Board Certified Dermatologist FXM Research Miramar

FXM Research Miramar 3000 SW 148th Avenue, Suite 216 Miramar, FL 33027

www.fxmresearch.com

Since our nation’s founding, American service members have stepped forward to safeguard liberty for future generations. Generation after generation—well over twentytwo million living Veterans today embody our exceptional character and values as a people. They have answered the call to fight and sacrifice on foreign soil. They have done all that was asked of them and more-- each a line in our Nation’s history, but together many chapters towards today’s future. And as a result, on this Veterans Day, we are closer to prevailing in today’s fights. This country owes a profound debt to all Veterans, and military families. For serving our nation with

under that flag in faraway lands, but now are home. I encourage all to take time to recognize and pay homage to those who have sacrificed, and continue to sacrifice, for their country. On this Veterans Day, we honor our military members, along with the members of the VFW Post #8195 who sacrificed abroad and at home for our freedom and that of others. Remember to contact me at City Hall with your ideas, suggestions or concerns. I represent you and appreciate your input into the continued success of our beloved city. I can be reached at (954) 889-4164 or email fbrunson@cityofwestpark.org.


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Volunteers Needed for the Broward Sheriff's Office Citizen Observer Patrol (BSO - COP) BY COMMISSIONER RITA “PEACHES� MACK

As a resident, together with BSO we can be a great team. Our BSO believes that with residents helping the officers spot suspicious activities, they can stop crimes before they are committed. BSO is asking residents to volunteer for the COP Program. BSO's COP Program is a volunteer group sponsored by the Sheriff's Office that uses a simple approach to safeguarding neighborhoods through residents' involvement. COP volunteers are local residents who help BSO fight crime by patrolling their community, looking out for suspicious activity or potential hazards and offering assistance to local residents. Typical assignments in addition to patrol activities include performing checks on unoccupied residences (at the owner's request), checking on elderly or homebound residents (as requested) and reporting potential problems and neighborhood hazards to BSO. COP volunteers wear uniforms and drive specially marked vehicles, adding to the crimefighting presence in the community. I'm asking residents of West Park to volunteer for the COP program. Volunteers must be 18 years of age, pass a background check, possess a valid Florida driver's license, complete at least four hours of the training program and comply with all program policies and procedures. To apply, you may cut-out the application provided in this newspaper or you may call BSO at 954.321.4100. As always, if you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to call me at 954.889.4156.


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Storm Drains Help Prevent Flooding

uring a rainfall, water runs across rooftops, down streets and across parking lots and yards, picking up substances along the way. This stormwater “runoff” washes down storm drains, eventually reaching local rivers and streams. Storm drains are the metal grates found on urban and suburban streets, often at corners and on the sides of curbs and gutters.

What is NPDES? The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) - Clean Water Act Section 402

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a federal program that regulates stormwater discharges to the receiving waters of the United States. This program is mandated in the federal Clean Water Act and is delegated to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and local governments (Counties & Cities). An NPDES permit may also include discharge limits based on federal or state water quality standards that were designed to protect designated uses of surface waters, such as supporting aquatic life or recreation. Water quality criteria and standards vary from state to state and site to site, depending on the use classification of the receiving body of water. Most states follow EPA guidelines that propose aquatic life and human health criteria for many of the priority pollutants. The goal is to prevent STORMWATER POLLUTION.

WHAT IS STORMWATER POLLUTION? Stormwater pollution is urban runoff

water that has picked up pollutants as it flows through the storm drain system- a network of channels, gutters and pipes that collect runoff from city streets, neighborhoods, farms, construction sites and parking lots-and empties directly into local waterways. Unlike sewage, which goes to treatment plants, urban runoff flows untreated through the storm drain system. Anything thrown, swept or poured into the street, gutter or a catch basin (the curbside openings that lead into the storm drain system) can flow directly into our channels, creeks, bays and ocean. This includes pollutants like trash, pet waste, cigarette butts, motor oil, anti-freeze, runoff from pesticides and fertilizers, construction debris, paint from brushes and containers rinsed in the gutter and toxic household chemicals.

HOW DOES STORMWATER POLLUTION AFFECT OUR RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES? Contaminated urban runoff is a source of pollution into local waters, and may contribute to beach closures. Litter, leaves and other debris clog catch basins, which cause flooding when it rains. Flooding can damage property (cars, buildings and equipment), create health hazards (fleas, mosquitoes and bacteria) and hurt the City’s image as a desirable place to live and work. It is illegal for businesses without a permit to discharge wastewater or other materials into the storm drain system. You can report illegal storm drain discharge by calling 954-519-1499.

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Do you or someone you know have Rosacea?

FXM Research in Miramar is looking for males and females 18 years or older that suffer from Rosacea “Redness on forehead, cheeks, and nose with acne type lesions on your face” to participate in a four [4] study-visit clinical research study. Medical Insurance is not required for study participation. Qualified participants will receive: • Evaluation by a Board Certified Dermatologist. • Investigational Study Medication or placebo at no cost. • Reimbursement for time and travel up to USD $200.00.

¿Tiene usted o alguien que usted conoce Rosacea?

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THANKFUL! By Vice Mayor Felicia M. Brunson

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lthough we should remember the significance of all our holidays, I believe that Thanksgiving is the holiday which should be used for a time of quiet reflection. We would all do well to pause and remember those brave souls who risked their lives to travel to a new and uncharted land in search of freedom. A freedom which oftentimes we now all

and neighbors over their losses and problems, but we rejoice with them in their good times. And yet, we are blessed to live in a city where we can learn from, and appreciate, the differences which make us unique. Take the time to thank God for all of the blessings in your life. For some, the blessings may seem sparse this year, but that just means that we need to reflect deeper to find the good in our lives. Everyone has something to be thankful for: Our free-

FXM Research en Miramar está buscando hombres y mujeres de 18 años de edad o más que padecen de Rosacea “Enrojecimiento en la frente, mejillas, y nariz con lesiones similares al acné”, para participar en un estudio clínico de investigación que requiere de cuatro [4] visitas. No se requiere seguro médico para su participación en el estudio. Los participantes que califiquen recibirán: • Evaluaciones por un Dermatólogo Certificado. • Los medicamentos del estudio bajo investigación o placebo sin costo alguno. • Reembolso por su tiempo y transporte de hasta $200.00.

For more information please call:

Francisco Flores, MD.

Para más información por favor llame al:

(954) 430-1097

Board Certified Dermatologist FXM Research Miramar

FXM Research Miramar 3000 SW 148th Avenue, Suite 216 Miramar, FL 33027

www.fxmresearch.com

Do you or someone you know have Tinea Pedis/Athlete’s Foot?

FXM Research in Miramar is looking for males and females 18 years or older that suffer from Tinea Pedis “Redness, Itchiness, Maceration, Erosion, and/or Scaling areas in between your toes” to participate in a three [3] study-visit clinical research study. Medical Insurance is not required for study participation. Qualified participants will receive: • Evaluation by a Board Certified Dermatologist. • Investigational Study Medication or placebo at no cost. • Reimbursement for time and travel up to USD $150.00.

¿Tiene usted o alguien que usted conoce Hongos Entre Los Dedos De Sus Pies/Pie De Atleta?

FXM Research en Miramar está buscando a hombres y mujeres de 18 años o más de edad que padecen de Hongos Entre Los Dedos De Sus Pies “Enrojecimiento, Picazón, Humedad, Erosiones, y/o áreas de Descamación entre los dedos de los pies”, para participar en un estudio clínico de investigación que requiere de tres [3] visitas. No se requiere seguro médico para su participación en el estudio. Los participantes que califiquen recibirán: • Evaluaciones por un Dermatólogo Certificado. • Los medicamentos bajo investigación o placebo sin costo alguno. • Reembolso por su tiempo y transporte de hasta $150.00. For more information please call:

Francisco Flores, MD.

Para más información por favor llame al:

(954) 430-1097

Board Certified Dermatologist FXM Research Miramar

FXM Research Miramar 3000 SW 148th Avenue, Suite 216 Miramar, FL 33027

www.fxmresearch.com

Happy Thanksgiving take for granted. I hope that you will gather with your family and friends and take a moment to reflect, remember, and give thanks. Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather together and express gratitude for all that we have been given, the freedoms we enjoy, and the loved ones who enrich our lives. We recognize that all of these blessings, and life itself, come not from the hand of man but from Almighty God. Every year around Thanksgiving, we are reminded about the things for which we are thankful. As every year, I am thankful for my family, health, friends old and new. I’m thankful for life itself, and everything that we are able to do and accomplish. This is also a time to think about those less fortunate than ourselves. This is the time to consider offering our time to volunteer in our community or making a donation to our favorite charity. There are many volunteering opportunities right here in our city. Let us take a moment during this Thanksgiving holiday season to reflect on our lives and on our blessings. We have endured hardships this past year. Our economy has not been as vibrant as in years past. Property values are low and many are unemployed. Many of us have lost loved ones, or have faced other personal crises. We grieve with our friends

dom as Americans, the love of family and friends. Be thankful for the things in your life that you wouldn't want to live without. It is easier at this time of year. But let Thanksgiving be the start of a new outlook - a reconfigured attitude toward the events in the past and what the future holds. Additionally, we are privileged to live in the City of West Park. We are fortunate to have a Commission and Staff who are committed to providing the best service possible to our citizens. People of all races, ages and socio-economic levels come together annually at the Mary Kendrick’s “Feed the Needy Feast” where they give love offerings to help the seniors in our community. We live in a community that finds time to laugh and enjoy life. We have many blessings, large and small. The list is endless. Only when we begin to take stock, do we realize just how blessed we truly are. I encourage you to also think about our community's needs and find the time, or the money, to give back. I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving, and wish you and your families all the best during this holiday season! Remember to contact me at City Hall with your ideas, suggestions or concerns. I represent you and appreciate your input into the continued success of our beloved city. I can be reached at (954) 889-4164 or email fbrunson@cityofwestpark.org.


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Congratulations to the City of West Park’s Super Pee Wee Football Team he City of West Park Saints Super Pee Wee Football Team comprised of 4 and 5 year old children finished their season on Sunday, October 6 at Claude Pepper Park in North Miami. The team participated in the Miami-Dade Broward Super Pee-Wee League, which is a non-profit organization comprised of over 500 youth, and 24 individual associations, serving 4 & 5 year old tackle football players in the Miami Dade and Broward County Areas. The league is an intra-mural, developmental, first stage, non-competitive league which encourages fun and teaches the fundamentals of tackle football. It focuses on the beginner’s stage of youth football and no score is kept, so there are NO winners or losers. The 7th Annual Fun Day Jamboree was a tackle football and cheerleading jamboree for players and cheerleaders ages 4 and 5 years old. Twenty-four (24) teams competed in the jamboree with each team playing two games. This year’s event was in honor of Samuel K. Johnson, longtime Founder and Director of the Super Peewee division who passed away unex-

pectedly this year. Sam was an icon and mentor to the children who passed through the successful program he ran. Coach Sam was a friend and strong supporter of Miami Dade/Broward Super Peewee League and offered the league valuable advice which helped it grow to where it is today. As part of the event, they also hosted a cheer showcase; they played music, offered games, food and fun for the entire audience to enjoy. This year’s culminating jamboree event was set up in an exhibition tournament style where each participating team played several games

and which ends they took team pictures, received individual trophies, and took home a team trophy. We would like to thank our Super Pee-Wee Team comprised of 12 players (Cameron Fermine, Jeremiah Haggins, Dwayne Hayes, Pernell Hayes, Jalen Jackson, Jaden Johnson, Jah'Cari Jones, Jeremiah Ovalles, Javaris Rolle, Sean Saintil, Corey Scott, & Bobby Stokes) and coaches Rosner Saintil & Bobby Stokes. The season was a great success with the children learning the fundamentals of tackle football and was full of many highlights and long-lasting memories. Next year some of these players will move up to our Junior Bandit Division and some will play at this division again next season. Thanks to all the parents and players for making this season as special as it was and we look

fowarto bigger and better things from our young football players on the gridiron next year. For more information about our Youth Football Program or any other programs offered by the City of West Park Recreation Department at 954-985-1990 or via e-mail at cgarcia@cityofwestpark.org.


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City of West Park’s 2nd

n Monday, October 21, 2013, the City held its Second Annual Senior Health Fair. This year the event was bigger and better than last year in which we hosted more resourceful companies with senior services and even more seniors to take advantage of said resources. We invited seniors from the City of Miramar Senior Center, the City of Hollywood Senior Center, and our very own City of West Park Senior Program. In all, over 80 seniors took advantage of great information being presented from the following event partners: Broward Community and Family Health Center, Dr. Ted Berger’s Action Chiropractic, Community Blood Center, Holy Cross Blood-Mobile, Broward Sheriff Office – Fire Rescue & Police Departments, Broward County Transportation Department, Well-Care Health Plans, Safe Mobility, Broward County Appraiser’s Office, Humana, Healthy Hallandale, Florida Health Care Plus, Esther’s Home Health Service, AARP, and Broward County Family Success Center. A heart felt thank you goes to all of the groups that helped us make this event possible. We would also like to send out a special thanks to Ms. Walta Tolbert from Federica Wilson’s Office, Mr. Debon Campbell and Ms. Alexis Moseley from State Representative Shevrin Jones Office, Broward County Vice Mayor Barbara Sharief and the City Commission for attending the event and for sharing their time with area residents. All seniors in attendance went home with valuable information and useful give-a-ways relevant to their health and over all wellbeing. If you would like to know more about this event or to schedule your attendance in next year’s event, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 954-985-1990 or at cgarcia@cityofwestpark.org.


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The City of West Park Beautification Advisory Committee Announce

PROPERTY BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS PROGRAM Dear Resident:

Thank you for your interest in the Property Beautification Awards Program! Please see the enclosed application form for the awards process. We ask that you submit two photographs of the subject property, please include a before and after picture of the improvement(s) that have been made along with the form. You may duplicate this form as needed if you are nominating more than one property. New construction homes will go through a lottery process. Please fill out nomination form for new homes also. Please submit this form no later than December 31, 2013. Award Winners will be notified of the results within the first week of February, 2014, and will be recognized at an upcoming City Commission meeting. Please retain a copy of the submitted form for your records. If you should have any questions regarding our awards, you may contact the Beautification Advisory Committee at: 954-989-2688.

Sincerely,

The City of West Park Beautification Advisory Committee

The City of West Park

Property Beautification Awards Program Award name: (Most Improved)

BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS NOMINATION FORM Name of property owner(s) ________________________________________________________ Address of Property Being Nominated_______________________________________________ Phone Number of Property Owner__________________________________________________ Email Address__________________________________________________________________ Please select which entity you are nominating for: _____ Single / Multi Family ____Business/Commercial _____Government/Institution/Religious This will be selected individually through the lottery process. There is only one selection for this category. ____ New Construction Name of Nominator (if different from owner) _________________________________________ Address of Nominator____________________________________________________________ Phone Number or Email of Nominator_______________________________________________ Please make sure to enclose a before and after photograph (non-returnable) of your property. The Beautification Advisory Committee will take additional pictures if necessary. Please forward applications to: City of West Park Attn: Beautification Advisory Committee 1965 South State Road 7 West Park, FL 33023 Please keep a copy of this form for your records.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS December 31, 2013.


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