Wednesday, November 26, 2014

George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation

Thanksgiving Proclamation

Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789
By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other trangressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Go. Washington

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Stop by the Y today to reserve your garden bed for the 2014/15 season!  We have 15 beds available for residents and community at large to grow your own gardenJ.

Beds will be assigned on a first come, first served basis, so call today to learn more and secure your spot!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Group Swim Lessons

At Veterans Park Pool 954-572-1459
25 minute Lessons - 1 week Sessions Monday - Thursday for $20
Ages from 3 years old to Adult; Beginning and Advance Classes
No Refunds or Transfers

Sunday, November 16, 2014

An Open Letter from FPL About Light Poles Which Was Requested to be Shared

 Dear Chuck,

As you are aware, Florida Power & Light Company is committed to providing electricity its customers can count on. That’s why we are investing about a half a billion dollars between 2013 and 2015 to make the electric system stronger and more resilient.

A large part of this improvement work involves replacing aging poles with new, stronger ones. As we do this work, it often results in “double poles” because many poles hold lines owned by other utilities – such as telephone and cable TV – that must be transferred to the new poles. We cannot remove an old FPL pole until other utilities have relocated their lines to the new pole.

Despite several years of our repeated requests, AT&T and Comcast have not promptly relocated their lines to new poles in Lauderhill and several other communities we serve.

By law, we cannot move the equipment owned by these utilities without their permission. As a result, we are unable remove the old poles, which is frustrating the community, our customers and us as a company. We are pressing these utilities for their cooperation as it relates to this issue and want to let our customers know what they can do to help encourage the removal of the lines and poles.

FPL will be placing signs on some of the double poles in Lauderhill to help customers understand the pole removal process. We encourage customers to call AT&T and Comcast to expedite that process. Attached are copies of the signs for your reference.

We appreciate your understanding and support. Thank you.

Signs – 8.5” x 14”

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Best regards,

Isabel C. Hebert

FPL External Affairs Manager

Thursday, November 13, 2014

City of Lauderhill Elected Officials Swearing-In Ceremony

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
City Hall Commission Chambers 
5581 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderhill, FL 33313 
12:00 PM   —  1:00 PM 

Seat #4 


Seat #5 


Closing Remarks 
Light Refreshments Served

Monday, November 10, 2014

Artist Book Fair "Five Headquarter" at the Lauderhill Arts Center

The Printmaking Studio at Lauderhill Arts Center, is organizing the Artist Book Fair “Five Headquarters”.

This Five Headquarters Artist Book Fair is going to be an international and simultaneous events at:

· The University of Jaen,

· Art School José Nogué, Spain.

· School of Art of Michoacán and Taller la Pintadera in Mexico University, Mexico;

· Technological University of Pereira, Colombia;

· University National of Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina

· Printmaking Studio at Lauderhill Arts Center, Florida, USA.

This fair will bring art experience to our community, participating artists and public. It will also help to popularize the genre called Artist Book produced by methods of art edition.

It is scheduled for November 13 to November 16, 2014 at the Lauderhill Arts Center, NW 19th Street and 55th Ave.  It will have activities during the whole month, like a Hand Made Paper Workshop by South Florida Association of Paper Artists and Papermaker in November 8-9 and 14, the Bilingual performance of poems and presentation of the book “Poetic Anthology of Sophia de Mello” by Nidia Hernandez Brizuela during the opening of the Artist Book Fair exhibition at LAC Gallery November 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Friday, November 07, 2014

THE 2014 SOUTH FLORIDA BEACON AWARDS - Encore Performing Arts Center


Saturday November 29th 2014

Time:    6pm Sharp


Mosart Theater 700 Park Ave. Lake Park, Fl. 33403

The Beacon Awards began in 2012 as a West Palm Beach-only focused event and has grown exponentially into an award show that celebrates people who do good work on behalf of youths all
over South Florida. The term BEACON describes a fire or a light in a high, prominent position shining a pathway. This year's recipients embody the term BEACON with their great and tireless efforts to engage, encourage, enrich and inspire young people all over South Florida to find their light and let it shine.

From scholastic and business to sports and the theatrical, dance, musical arts & entertainment worlds, these individuals are changing lives daily for the better in our communities. From the inner cities and suburbs alike, there's always a child looking for guidance, understanding and ultimately, validation.

The 2014 South Florida Beacon Awards is proud to honor,
Encore Performing Arts Center


Monday, November 03, 2014

Veterans Day Program

Hosted by Vice Mayor M. Margaret Bates
Monday, November 10, 2014 (5:30 pm)

City Hall Multipurpose Rooms