Saturday, October 29, 2011

Incentives Makes Water Conservation Easier

Water conservation is one of the City of Lauderhill’s top priorities and to help its residents to become their priority too the city became a participating member of the Broward Water Partnership’s Water Conservation and Incentives Program.

The Program, which kicked off Sept. 30, provides rebates and free water-conserving devices to qualifying City of Lauderhill residents. And, its community outreach and education component is designed to encourage year-round water conservation and help make conservation part of residents daily routine.

Together Lauderhill can reach its goal to save water, save money and the environment if residents take advantage of the incentives and rebates and encourage family, neighbors and friends to do so as well.

The Program

The city has created incentives for qualifying residents to make water conservation a way of life by providing rebates and free water-conserving devices. Funding and supplies are limited so don’t delay.

Water Conservation products


Qualifying customers are encouraged to replace their current toilet if it uses more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush with a WaterSense®-approved, High-Eifficiency Toilet (HET). Rebates will be provided for up to $100, or the cost of the HET, whichever is less. Applicants must own their own home, condo or townhouse to participate. Other restrictions apply. Click here to learn more about qualifying and applying for a rebate.


Lauderhill is also providing free, low-flow water faucet aerators and showerheads to qualifying residential customers. Residents must bring their old showerhead in order to receive a new showerhead; however, you do not need to bring their old aerators. Click here to learn more about the program including where to pick up your aerators and showerheads.

Business owners haven’t been overlooked. Lauderhill is also offering free, pre-rinse spray valves to qualifying commercial businesses. Click here for more information.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tropical Storm Rina

Below is this morning’s weather update from the State Emergency Management Office regarding TS Rina’s forecast.


  • At 11pm ET Sunday, Tropical Depression #18 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Rina with winds of 40mph while located 210 miles south-southwest of Grand Cayman Island in the northwestern Caribbean Sea.

  • At 8am ET Monday, Tropical Storm Rina was located 135 miles north-northeast of the Nicaragua/Honduras border, which is also approximately 538 miles south of Key West, Florida.

  • Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph and slow strengthening is forecast over the next couple of days due to the influence of wind shear and dry air surrounding the storm.

  • Environmental conditions could become more favorable later this week and the official forecast has Rina becoming a hurricane by Friday.

  • Computer models have a wide range of possibilities in regards to the strength and track of Rina. About one-third of the computer models keep Rina a tropical storm through the next 5 days while another one-third has Rina reaching major hurricane status, leaving the remaining one-third (and many of the consensus models) at Category 1 & 2 intensity.

  • Rina is currently moving toward the north-northwest around 6 mph, but a west to west-northwest movement is forecast through the next 2-3 days as it is steered around the southern edge of a mid-level high pressure system over the U.S. Gulf Coast. However, a northward turn could occur later this week in response to an approaching frontal system moving over the eastern half of the U.S.

  • Steering currents and the strength and amplitude of the front will play a large role in the track of Tropical Storm Rina and computer models are in disagreement with the track of this storm. About half of the models take the storm westward and inland over Central America within the next day or so while others take the system more north and then northeastward into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • The computer models that move Rina northeast this weekend are those with a much stronger frontal system moving into the region this weekend. The more reliable computer models are currently forecasting a less progressive frontal passage.

  • It is still too early to tell if this system will directly impact Florida, but everyone is encouraged to continue to monitor this storm over the next several days.

More information on Tropical Storm Rina can be found at

Yes, We Have Jazz

The City of Lauderhill is pleased to announce a series of Jazz Concerts, including the 4th season of Jazz Picnic in the Park. All information is tentative, and when the schedule is finalized it will be reported here, at the Lauderhill Jazz web site, and will be sent out in a Newsletter from the Mayor (to sign up go to the Lauderhill Main web site and enter your email under E-Newsletter sign up).

As of this time the schedule is:

Friday, November 18, 2011, from 6 pm to 9 pm, JAZZ SURVIVORS, sponsored by Countyline Chiropractic

JAZZ PICNIC IN THE PARK: (all on the 2nd Sunday from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm)

Sunday, December 11 - Blues Therapy & Jazz

Sunday, January 8 - Sound of Vision sponsored by the Inverrary Association

Sunday, February 12 - Oop Bop Sh'Bam, sponsored by the Inverrary Association

Sunday, March 11 - The Debbie Orta Jazz Quintet, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida (with a special surprise program)

All concerts are held at the Amphitheatre at Ilene Lieberman Botanical Gardens, 3801 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill, next to the Inverrary Hotel. Bring your blankets, chairs, sun umbrellas, and picnic baskets (no cooking allowed). For more information contact 954-730-3000.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

International Picture of the Year

Here are two very touching photos honored this year.
First Place:

First Place
Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News

When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport , Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac.

During the arrival of another Marine's casket last year at Denver International Airport , Major Steve Beck described the scene as so powerful: 'See the people in the windows? They sat right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what's going through their minds, knowing that they're on the plane that brought him home,' he said 'They will remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They're going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should.'

Second Place

Second Place
Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News
The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of 'Cat,' and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. 'I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it,' she said. 'I think that's what he would have wanted'.

An Honorable Mention:

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Veterans Day Celebration

City of Lauderhill Celebrates Veterans Day

Veterans Park - 7600 NW 50 Street

Wednesday, November 9 (4 pm)


Sunday, October 09, 2011

Broward MPO Awards $3,972,785 for Six Transportation Enhancement Projects

The Broward MPO approved the award of six Transportation enhancement projects totaling $3,972,785. Previously it was reported that the city was in position to receive one of theses grants. Recently the award was finally granted to the City of Lauderhill and it was awarded $595,283 for a landscaping project on NW 35th Avenue in the Southeast area of the city.

Funds for this project will be programmed in the 2013 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and available for construction in FY 2014-2015.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Heads Up on MLK Day Event

The 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Diamantes Banquet Hall - 6501 W. Commercial Blvd.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 (7 pm)


Monday, October 03, 2011

Inverrary Association Annual Fall Golf Classic

Mark you calendar for the Inverrary Association Annual Fall Golf Classic on Sunday, October 23, 2011, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT.

Now You can play the famous East Course, where champions like Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Lee Trevino, Tom Kite, Hale Irwin and Tom Weiskopf have walked and won! Follow in the footsteps of golf legends and be one of the first to play on the newly redesigned Robert Trent Jones, Sr. signature East Course at the Inverrary Country Club, 3840 Inverrary Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale.

There are a number of sponsorships available for this event on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Annual Fall Golf Classic benefits the scholarship fund of the Inverrary Association, which is dedicated to promoting, encouraging and investing in college education for promising Inverrary resident graduating high school students.

Not only will you be a part of history and contribute to a great cause, but you’ll have a wonderful time. For more information or for answers to your questions about sponsorship opportunities, please call Jaime McCabe, tournament administrator, at 954-851-2561, or email him at

For more information about the course, visit