Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Twenty (20) team from England, India, Caribbean and the USA will be converging on beautiful South Florida to complete for the T20 Championship Trophy and $30,000.00 in prize monies. Much like the format of major US golf and tennis opens, the US Cricket Open will be a fun-filled three day extravaganza (entertainment, cheerleaders, food) that will be the richest and largest T20 cricket tournament to be played in South Florida.



Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida

Brian Piccolo Park, Cooper City, Florida



9:00 AM – 9:45 AM -- Opening Ceremonies – Central Broward Regional Park
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM -- Morning matches
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM -- Afternoon matches
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM -- Evening matches

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM -- Morning matches
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM -- Afternoon matches


10:00 AM – 1:00 PM -- Morning matches
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM -- Afternoon matches
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM -- Evening matches

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM -- Morning matches
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM -- Afternoon matches


10:00 AM – 1:00 PM -- Semi-Final Matches
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM -- Half-Time Musical Festival
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM -- U.S. Cricket Open Championship - Finals
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM -- Championship Trophy Presentation

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Broward County Fair’s 35th Year!

November 24 - December 5, 2010

The All New Broward County Fair will feature midway rides, the Flying Wallendas thrill show, Kazoobie Kazoo Show, contests and entertainment on two stages, a sports bar tent, a green market, and student, agriculture and animal exhibits.

10300 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
(Just West of Pembroke Pines City Hall)

General admission (which excludes rides) is $10 for ages 12 and older, $5 for ages 3 to 11, and free for ages 2 and younger. For details on fair offerings, including money-saving specials, visit www.BrowardFair.org or call 954-922-2224.

Free General Parking and $5.00 Preferred Parking

Area by the front gate is a drop off/pick up zone for parents,
and will accommodate a 15 minute waiting period.
Entrance is with all other traffic at 103rd avenue entrance.
We will have Pembroke Pines police presence until 1/2 hour after closing each night.

Stage Schedule Highlights:

Wed, Nov. 24 (5 p.m.-midnight)

Xpelled (6 p.m.)
School of Rock (9 p.m.)
Leave it 2 us (9 p.m.)

Sat., Nov. 27 (noon-midnight) - Country Night

Amber Leigh (country music) (8 p.m. & 10 p.m.)
Sun., Nov. 28 (noon-11 p.m.)

Roll the Stones tribute band (6:30 p.m.)
White Noise (8:30 p.m.)

Tues., Nov. 30 (5-11 p.m.)

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band (7 p.m. & 9 p.m.)
Wed., Dec. 1 (5-11 p.m.)

Peter Betan (acoustic guitarist) (5 p.m.)
True Blue Classic Rock (6:30 p.m.)
Blues Brothers Soul Band (8:30 p.m.)

Thurs., Dec. 2 (5-11 p.m.)

Roots Shakedown (8:30 p.m.)

Fri., Dec. 3 (3 p.m.-midnight)

Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton (5 p.m. & 9 p.m.)

Sat., Dec. 4 (noon-midnight)

Classic Rock Therapy (1 p.m.)
Lu White and The Hot Rods (3 p.m.)
Hep Cat Boo Daddies (8 p.m.)

Sun., Dec. 5 (noon-10 p.m.)

Latin Night - (Latin-theme entertainment TBA)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

2010 Lauderhill State of The City Speech on Comcast

On Comcast Channel 78, the 2010 State of the City Speech, given by Mayor Richard J Kaplan, will be broadcasted each day at 1 PM and 7 PM, until Dec. 1.

A written copy of the Speech will be placed on the Lauderhill Web Site for reading, www.lauderhill-fl.gov.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Happy Thanksgiving Prayer

We Give Thanks

We give thanks for the pleasure Of gathering together for this occasion.

We give thanks for this food Prepared by loving hands.

We give thanks for life, The freedom to enjoy it all And all other blessings.

As we partake of this food, We pray for health and strength And give thanks for friends and family gathered here today.


From my family and myself, we wish all a Happy Thanksgiving.
Go Lions.

Mayor Richard J Kaplan

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sadkin Community Center Senior Daily Events

Monday through Thursday each week there are events schedule for Seniors at the Sadkin Community Center. The center is located at 1176 NW 42nd Way, in Lauderhill, and Most events are Free.

Monday - Thursday, 9-11 am, Coffee & Tea Time
Monday - Thursday, 9 - 12:30 pm, Dominoes
Tuesdays, 10 - 10:30 am, Exercise Class
Monday - Thursday, 11:45 - 12:15 pm, Lunch Program (Donations Excepted)
Monday - Thursday, 9 - 12:30 pm, Nautilus
By Appointment Only - 9:30 - Noon, by Appointment Only (800-963-5337), S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
Thursday, 10 - 10:45 am, Yoga Class
Monday - Thursday, 9 - 12:30 pm, Socialization
Mondays, 10:15 - 11:15 am, Water Aerobics
Thursdays, 11 - 12:30 pm, Arts & Crafts Class

You must have a senior program membership ID card to participate, and adults must be 55 years or older. The membership card is $5/year for residents and $25/year for non-residents. For more information call 954-321-2450 for these and other programs offered by not listed.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Volunteer Opportunity - Florida Ombudsman

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult family care homes. Volunteers are needed to improve the quality of life and secure residents’ rights for this frail population. Training is provided.

If interested, please contact a local office at 1-888-831-0404 or visit us on our website: http://ombudsman.myflorida.com for additional information.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Explore Adoption

Explore Adoption mission is to find families for Florida's Kids. Childnet is working to find parents to adopt children. On any given day, about 850 Florida children are looking for a family to love them, and a permanent place to call home.

Adopting a children through the public adoption system costs little or nothing. The children often receive a monthly subsidy, and if so, are eligible to receive health care through the Medicaid program until age 18. They are also eligible for free tuition at any state university, community college or vocational school in Florida.

The Florida Adoption Information Center will put you in touch with people in your area who will help you begin the adoption process. Call 800-96-ADOPT or www.adoptflorida.org. Your local adoption recruiter is Childnet, Lanecia Radcliff, 954-336-3448, LRadcliff@childnet.us.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The City of Lauderhill Is Proud to Announce the Ground Breaking for the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center

The City of Lauderhill Officials will be breaking ground for Lauderhill’s State of the Art Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at 10 AM.

The address to the facility is 3800 Lauderhill Avenue of the Arts (NW 11 Place), Lauderhill, FL 33313. This is located on the Northeast corner of the 441 and Sunrise Boulevard – very close to the entrance of the Central Broward Regional Park.

The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center will include a 1200-seat theatre equipped with stage, dressing rooms and state of the art sound and lighting equipment, a 10,000 square foot library with computer labs, meeting and banquet rooms, outdoor plazas, public art, and a full catering kitchen. It will provide a modern venue for performances, classes, meetings, social gatherings and more.

Join the team who has designed and will build our community’s cultural jewel – at the Ground Breaking:

- Architects Westlake, Reed, and Leslosky
- Designer Cecil Hayes - founder of Cecil's Designers Unlimited
- Public Artist Alison Sky
- Builders D. Stephenson Construction, Inc.

Construction should be complete in 2012.

If you plan to attend, please call Katia at 954-730-3000, or email her at klolagne@lauderhill-fl.gov.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Police Blotter - Arrests

Two weeks ago three males entered the Star 7 store with handguns, located at 2992 NW 55 Av. and forcibly took $500 from the cash register, the clerk's wallet and cell phone and fled in a waiting Mercury Marquis. Officer Gonzalez spotted the vehicle getting on the Turnpike heading south. He stopped the vehicle and the four occupants were detained. After obtaining a search warrant for the vehicle, all four were arrested for robbery, two handguns and all property was returned. The vehicle was a rental from Miami.

A arrest warrant was obtained for two people who had called Dominos for a delivery and robbed the delivery person. Both were arrested from the central district.

Around the same time, a male wearing a mask pointed a handgun at a victim in the parking lot of Brampton Court and took her 2000 Mercury Marquis. Sgt. Pulitano located the vehicle on Sunrise Blvd. and the Turnpike entrance. A brief foot pursuit ensued and the suspect was taken into custody.

All seven charged with robbery and one additionally charged with auto theft.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Lauderhill Organizations Open the Lauderhill International Trade Incubator & Genesis I Art Gallery!

The City of Lauderhill, Lauderhill Sister Cities International, and the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce have opened the Lauderhill International Trade Incubator & Genesis I Art Gallery on October 22, 2010. Located at 1713 NW 38th Ave, Lauderhill, the International Trade Incubator (ITI) will nurture and grow small businesses in the City of Lauderhill that would like to participate in import/export trade.

Over the course of the next two (2) years, the occupants of the ITI will work with a team of advisors from the City of Lauderhill, the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development, Enterprise Florida, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the Small Business Development Center and the Minority Business Enterprise Center.

Adjacent to the International Trade Incubator is the Genesis I Art Gallery. The Gallery will feature the work of six (6) visual artists from the Lauderhill Arts Center located in Central Lauderhill. The public is invited to tour the new Genesis I Art Gallery.

The artists participating are Karl “Jerry” Craig, Liliana Gerardi, Cristina Keller, Louis Louissaint, Vaughn Tucker and Corinne Wakeland. These dynamic individuals represent different media, methods and styles. Their paintings cover a wide range of expressions from realistic landscapes, portraiture, still life, and figurative to exciting abstracts. Each of the artists migrated to the U.S. from various countries adding to the cultural richness and diversity of their works.

For more information, please contact Elijah Wooten at 954-730-3041 or visit www.lauderhillCRA.com.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Bates and Thurston Win

On November 2, the voters decided to return Commissioner Margaret Bates to Seat 3, and to elect Commissioner-Elect Ken Thurston to the open Seat 2. Both are 2 year terms. In 2012, Seat 1, 2, and 3 will be up for election.

Swearing in for the City Commission, including for the Re-election of Mayor Richard J Kaplan, and Commissioner Hayward Benson to Seat 4, both for 4 year terms, will be on Tuesday November 16, 12 noon, at City Hall. All are invited.

Monday, November 01, 2010

eLauderhill News Endorsements for November 2nd Election

In the Nov. 2 General Elections, voters will be faced with a very long ballot. A quick summation is below. For more details, see the article published on October 16.

US Senate - Charlie Crist - NPA
Florida Governor - Alex Sink - Dem
Attorney General - Dan Gelber - Dem
Commissioner of Agriculture - Scott Maddox - Dem
State Senator District 32 - Jeremy Ring - Dem
State Representative District 96 - Ari Porth - Dem
County Court Judge Group 1 - John D. Fry
County Court Judge Group 26 - F.J. McLawrence
Lauderhill City Commission Seat 2 - Joel Leshinsky
Lauderhill City Commission Seat 3 - M. Margaret Bates


Amendment #1 - Repeal of Public Campaign Financing requirements - NO.
Amendment #2 - Homestead ad valorem tax credit for deployed military personnel -YES
Amendment #4 - Referenda required for adoption and amendment of local government comprehensive land use plans - NO.
Amendment #5 - Standards for Legislature to follow in legislative redistricting -YES
Amendment #6 - Standards for Legislature to follow in congressional redistricting - YES
Amendment #8 - Revision of the class size requirements for public schools - YES
Referendum - A Non Binding Referendum calling for an Amendment to the US Constitution to require a balanced federal budget without raising taxes - NO.


#1 Charter Review Commission and Management and Efficiency Study Commission should meet every 10 years instead of 6 years - No.
#2 County Ethics Code shall control over Municipal Ethic Codes - No.
#3 Broward County Constitituional Officers to be subject to the Broward County Code of Ethics - Yes.
#4 Establish a Charter Officer of Inspector General to investigate county and municipal misconduct and gross mismangement - Yes.
#5 To send direction to the Legislature that Broward County Residents want the County to be able to show on the tax bill the share of property taxes that is attributable to Constitutional Officers - Yes.

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