Monday, November 16, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
Lauderhill Soccer Club
Soccer Registration Open Until January 16, 2016
Ages 5 - 13
$75 Residents; each additional sibling $65
$100 Non-Residents; each additional sibling $90
Ongoing registration at Veterans Park
7600 NW 50th Street
Please bring copy of birth certificate, proof of insurance and proof of residency
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Andrew Gayle heard that Lauderhill 6-12 students were programming drones, creating games, and entering contests; it was not difficult to predict his next move- he decided to join the party. Immediately he submerged himself in with a group of programmers and gamers.
The next steps towards his goal of owning his own video game company continued as a student in Mr. Deich’s Game Design classes; it was there he learned about the value of competing. Andrew entered the Video Game Innovation Fellowship Challenge sponsored by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF); their goal is to challenge minority youths to develop video games addressing social issues impacting their communities. Andrew entered the national competition with an original video game, “The Trash Eliminator” which brings awareness to pollution and the value of recycling.
Andrew was identified as one of twenty Fellows to receive a grant to network and continue development of his game project. Andrew was flown to Washington, D.C on October 21st to present his idea to Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of Hispanic Heritage Foundation. He spent the morning providing interviews to the Miami Herald, NBC Universal, and local DC news outlets. At the Capital, he met and networked with Rep. Tony Cardenas (CA), Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ), Rep Stony Hoyer (MD), Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (NM), and Michael Echols, Director of Cybersecurity of US Department of Homeland Security; they discussed his game and the empowerment of minority youth related to STEM. His day concluded with a White House briefing led by Erik Martin from the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Andrew was selected for his vision, creativity and positive impact on the community. As a 2015 LOFT Fellowship recipient Andrews plans on utilizing his $1000 on a new laptop purchase that meets his gaming requirements. He has also started recruiting members to join his team. The Trash Eliminator has a bright future.
Saturday, November 07, 2015
On October 26, the City Commission held its regular Commission Meeting and the following are notes of interest (all items pass unanimously unless otherwise indicated):
QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, FIRST READING:
RESOLUTION NO. 15R-10-234: AWARDING THE BID (#2015-042) TO P.E. SERVICES LLC IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $117,958.00 TO PROVIDE THE ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE ROUNDABOUT AND SPEED HUMPS ON N.W. 34TH AVENUE AND N.W. 5TH STREET WITHIN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL; AWARDING THE BID TO J.R. BEHAR AND COMPANY, INC. TO COORDINATE THE INSPECTION OF THE ONGOING PROJECT AND PERMITS WITH BROWARD COUNTY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $30,000.00; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 450-925-06525.
RESOLUTION NO. 15R-10-243: ACCEPTING THE DONATION OF $2,500.00 IN GRANT FUNDS FROM TD BANK AS AN EVENT SPONSOR FOR THE JAZZ PICNIC IN THE PARK CONCERT SERIES AND IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,500.00 AS AN EVENT SPONSOR FOR THE LAUDERHILL LIONS FOOTBALL SEASON.
RESOLUTION NO. 15R-10-245: APPROVING THE FLORIDA PACE NON-EXCLUSIVE INTERLOCAL SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE A LONG-TERM FINANCING MECHANISM FOR STRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENTS TO RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNERS THAT ENCOURAGE RENEWABLE GENERATION, ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND WIND-RESISTANCE; PROVIDING FOR AN INITIAL THREE (3) YEAR TERM.
QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, FIRST READING:
ORDINANCE NO. 15O-08-130: GRANTING TO KONOVER ACQUISITIONS CORPORATION A DEVELOPMENT ORDER AMENDING THE ZONING DISTRICT MAP FOR THE CORNER OF STATE ROAD 7 AND SUNRISE BLVD., FROM COMMERCIAL ENTERTAINMENT (CE) TO GENERAL COMMERCIAL (CG). Failed 0 for and 5 against.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
The Impact of US-Cuba Relations on South Florda Businesses
- Date: 11/06/2015 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
- Location: Inverrary Hotel
3501 Inverrary Boulevard
Lauderhill, Florida 33319
Join the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce and their panel of esteemed guests to discuss the impact of US and Cuba Trade Relations on South Florida's Business Community. The panel will include such noted guests as:
- Vice Mayor Martin Dave Kiar, Broward County
- Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness, Broward County
- Ana Garcia, City Manager, North Miami Beach
- $15 Members
- $20 Future Members
- $20 Members
- $25 Future Members
Sunday, November 01, 2015
Please join Commissioner M. Margaret Bates, the Lauderhill City Commission, the Fire/Police Department Honor Guard and the residents of the City of Lauderhill as we Honor America’s Heroes at Lauderhill’s Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 4 pm at Veterans Park.
“Honoring Lauderhill Veterans at the Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration is truly one of the greatest privileges I have serving as a City Commissioner. The sacrifices these heroes have made for us cannot be celebrated or acknowledged enough. This ceremony is only a small token of my appreciation to those who have given so much to all who live in this country, this city…..” exclaims Lauderhill Commissioner Bates, event organizer.
This year’s list of impressive honorees include Samuel Battle of the United States Navy, Douglas Crumpler of the United States Army, Vincent Ferriero of the United States Navy, Robert Franklin of the United States Air Force, Gloria Johnson of the United States Air Force, David Smith of the United States Army, and Raymond Smith of the United States Army.
Please join us in honoring these esteemed Lauderhill residents. The celebration is free and open to the public. After the Celebration we will have light refreshments for all to enjoy.
Veterans Park is located at 7600 NW 50 Street.
If you have any questions, please call us at 954-730 3000.
(Lauderhill’s Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration was previously scheduled for Wednesday, November 4th, at 4 pm but was moved to Tuesday, November 3rd at 4 pm due to scheduling conflicts)