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    77th Annual Orange Blossom Festival, Parade & Rodeo

    Posted By on February 18, 2014

     Orange BlossomOrange Blossom Festival 2nd Annual James Pirtle Memorial Golf Classic

    Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

     

     

    The Town of Davie’s 77th Annual Orange Blossom Festival will feature a golf tournament hosted by the Davie Golf and Country Club. The 2nd Annual James Pirtle Memorial Golf Classic will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014, to kick off the Festival weekend.

     

    The format of the James Pirtle Memorial Golf Classic will be a 4-man best ball Scramble with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Competition is open to players of all skill levels and handicaps. The tournament will award team prizes and trophies, and will feature course contests.  

    Complete tournament information and entry forms are available online or can be picked up Davie Golf and Country Club, 8201 Nova Drive, Davie, FL  33324, and the Davie Pine Island Park Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328.

     

     Festival Times:

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sat.)
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sun.)

    Location:

    Town Hall, 6591Orange Drive

    Admission:

    FREE

    Parking:

    $5.00 on the festival grounds

     The festival will feature over 250 displays and will take place down Orange Drive from Davie Rd. west to SW 66th Terrace.  This portion of Orange Drive will be closed off during the festival.  Free activities for both days includes an arts & crafts show, fine arts show, musical entertainment, “Cowboy Town”, Native American display, animal farm, western carriage display, commerce corner, information displays and green product displays.  There will be a FREE concert on Saturday and Sunday!  There will also be a free kids’ corner that includes a bounce house, giant slide, rides and climbing wall.  Admission to the festival is FREE.  If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s event, click here! .

     Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

    On Saturday, beginning at 7:00am, there will be a Pancake Breakfast at the Davie Moose Lodge, 4483 Davie Rd, Davie, put on by the Kiwanis.  Pre-sale tickets are available at the Davie Town Hall, Special Events and Cultural Arts office for $5.00.

     Strawberry Shortcake Festival

    On Saturday and Sunday there will be an old fashioned Strawberry Festival at the Davie Woman’s Club located on Orange Drive, on the festival grounds.  Fresh strawberries and homemade shortcake will be served as well as other strawberry creations.

    Orange Blossom Concerts:  

    *Saturday February 22nd  

    TBA

    *Sunday February 23rd

    TBA

     Location:

    Orange Drive and Davie Road

    Admission:

    FREE

    Parking:

    $5.00 on the festival grounds

     77thAnnual Orange Blossom Parade

    *Saturday, February 22, 2014*

    Time:

    10:00 a.m.

    Location:

    Davie Road between Orange Drive and SW 39 Street

      The parade will kick off at 10:00 a.m. and will proceed down Davie Road, between SW 39 Street, south to Orange Drive.

     This Year’s Theme:  ”Davie Honors the Armed Forces and Acknowledges Davie Road as a Purple Heart Trail”

     How to become an entry in the parade

    All non-profit youth and adult groups, commercial and non-commercial businesses, musical marching and non-musical marching groups, and all school groups are invited to participate.  Click here for a Parade Application.  Parade entries are FREE.  Awards will be presented after the parade in the different mentioned categories.  

     PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST OF 2013 PARADE WINNERS!

     Open Farmers Market & Green Fair

    Just like in the old west, purchase fresh home grown vegetables, herbs and spices, peanuts and fruits at our old fashion Farmers Market sponsored by the Department of Agriculture and the 4-H Clubs of Broward.

     Free Stage Entertainment & Street Dance

    Family Entertainment will take place on both days throughout the festival.  FREE street concerts on Saturday, February 22nd and Sunday, February 23rd at 2:00 p.m. on the Festival Grounds.  Listen to 99.9 KISS Country for guest entertainers.

     Heritage championship rodeo in the covered Bergeron Rodeo Grounds of Davie, Florida

    See authentic heritage rodeo at its finest!  Be amazed as real cowboys from around the world compete for championship titles.  The Davie Pro Rodeo was voted as the best rodeo east of the Mississippi and has won numerous awards rodeoing in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Come watch cowboys and cow gals challenge 2,000 pound bulls, ride bare back, wrestle cattle, barrel race, and team rope.  The kids will love it!  The Davie Pro Rodeo will be held on Saturday, February 22, at 7:30pm, and on Sunday, February 23, at 2:00pm, in the covered Bergeron Rodeo Grounds of Davie, Florida. Gates open at 6:00pm to purchase tickets and so that you can come in and enjoy the food and vendors before the rodeo begins.  Advanced and Group rate tickets are available at the Special Events and Cultural Arts office located at Davie Town Hall.  Tickets are $18 and $8 (3-12) in advance and $20 and $10 (3-12) at the gate.  

     Festival, Parade and Rodeo Parking will be available behind the Town Hall and can only be accessed via Davie Road.  Parking on the festival grounds is $5.00 per vehicle.      

    All times, dates and activities are subject to change.

     

    Town of Davie Concerts on the Corner Presents The Relyx Thursday at 6 P.M.

    Posted By on November 13, 2013

    The Town of Davie’s free Concerts on the Corner series will present classic rock band, The Relyx on Thursday, November 14, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. The concert will be held at the corner of Davie Road and Orange Drive.

    The event will feature live music, food trucks, a bounce house and sponsor displays. Free parking is available at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie Road. The last concert of 2013 will be held on December 12, with country band Thunder Road taking the stage.

    For more information, please call 954-797-1166. All times, dates, and activities are subject to change.

    [Source;  Town of Davie Press Release]

    Memorial Day Parade, Davie, May 27, 2013

    Posted By on May 27, 2013

    2013_Memorial_Day_ParadeThe Town of Davie and The Scoutmaster’s Camporee Committee South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America
    sponsored the annual Memorial Day Parade and Service on Davie Road from SW 39th Street to the Rodeo Grounds.

    The parade begins was followed by a ceremony at the Rodeo Grounds. As in years past, American flags were placed on symbolic veterans’ graves.

    Town of Davie Oklahoma Tornado Relief Effort

    Posted By on May 24, 2013

    In an effort to assist the victims of the recent tornados in Oklahoma, the Town of Davie will accept monetary donations that will go to the American Red Cross. Donations to the American Red Cross help to ensure that those individuals, families and communities who are most in need are helped quickly. The Town of Davie and the American Red Cross thank you very much for your support.
    Donations can be either cash or a check made out to the American Red Cross, and will be accepted at the following locations between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, from now until June 28, 2013:Davie Fire Station 38, 6905 Orange Drive, Davie, FL 33314

    • Davie Fire Station 65, 1200 S. Nob Hill Road, Davie, FL 33324
    • Davie Fire Station 68, 3600 S. Flamingo Road, Davie, FL 33330
    • Davie Fire Station 91, 6101 SW 148th Avenue, Davie, FL 33330
    • Davie Fire Station 104, 4491 Oakes Road, Davie, FL 33314
    • Davie Fire Administration, 6901 Orange Drive, Davie, FL 33314
    • Davie Police Department, 1230 S. Nob Hill Road, Davie, FL 33324
    • Davie Human Resources Department, 6591 Orange Drive, Davie, FL 33314
    • Davie Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department, 3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328

    For more information regarding donation locations, please contact Fire Battalion Chief Andy Popick at 954-797-1846, Adrienne Fletcher, at the Police Department at 954-693-8320, Anna Francis, at the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department at 954-327-3941, or Human Resources Rk Manager Reene Daugherty, at 954-797-1110.


    [Source: Town of Davie Press Release]

    Davie Prayer Breakfast on National Day of Prayer, May 2, 2013

    Posted By on March 26, 2013

    NDP-2013_2

    The 62nd annual National Day of Prayer is being observed on May 2, 2013.

    In Davie, there will be a Prayer Breakfast at the Signature Grand:

    Place: SIGNATURE GRAND
    Address: 6900 State Road 84, Davie, Florida 33317
    Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013
    Time: 7am-9am

    NDP-2013_1

    Tickets are $17.00 per person
    Table for Ten $170.00
    Contact: Linda Owen • 954-797-1077
    or send check payable to:
    EASE Foundation, 3801 SW 47 Avenue, #505, Davie, FL 33314
    Deadline Monday, April 29, 2013

    Concerts on the Corner

    Posted By on March 6, 2013

    The Town of Davie will be hosting the Concerts on the Corner series beginning Thursday, March 14, 2013. The concerts will be held every other Thursday night through May 23, 2013, in the grass field on the Corner of Davie Road and Orange Drive from 6 to 9 p.m. The concerts are free.

    Shadow Creek Band

    Shadow Creek Band

    Live music will begin at 6 p.m. and the event will include food trucks, a bounce house, and sponsor displays. Acts scheduled to perform include Shadow Creek, Skwirls Gone Bad, Across the Universe Beatles Tribute, Andrew Morris Band, Thunder Road, and Burnt Biscuit. Bring your blankets and chairs. Enjoy dinner and live music Thursday nights in March, April, and May during the Concert on the Corner concert series. The Town of Davie is seeking applicants for arts & crafts vendors and sponsors. For information, contact Matthew Mlodzinski, at 954-797-1163.

    [Source:  Davie Press Release]

     

    Town of Davie Orange Blossom Festival, Saturday and Sunday February 23 & 24, 2013

    Posted By on February 11, 2013

    Town of Davie Orange Blossom Festival

    Orange Blossom Festival

     

    Orange Blossom Festival

    Orange Blossom Festival

    Saturday and Sunday February 23 & 24, 2013
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The festival will feature over 250 displays and will take place down Orange Drive from Davie Road west to S.W. 66th Terrace. This portion of Orange Drive will be closed off during the festival. Free activities for both days includes an arts and crafts show, fine arts show, Western town, musical entertainment, Native American display, animal farm, western carriage display, hot dog eating contest, commerce corner, Town of Davie information displays, and green product displays. There will be a free concert on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a free kids’ corner that includes a bounce house, giant slide, and climbing wall. Admission to the festival is free. If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s event, click here,

    Strawberry Shortcake Festival
    Saturday and Sunday February 23 & 24, 2013
    An old-fashioned Strawberry Festival will be held at the Davie Woman’s Club located on Orange Drive, on the festival grounds. Fresh strawberries and homemade shortcake will be served as well as other strawberry creations.

    76thAnnual Orange Blossom Parade
    Saturday, February 23, 2013
    10 a.m.
    The parade will proceed down Davie Road from S.W. 39th Street, south to Orange Drive.
    2013 Theme:
    Orange you glad you live in Davie”

    Heritage championship rodeo in the covered Bergeron Rodeo Grounds of Davie, Florida
    Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, February 24, 2013, 2 p.m.
    See an authentic heritage rodeo at its finest. Be amazed as real cowboys from around the world compete for championship titles. The Davie Pro Rodeo was voted as the best rodeo east of the Mississippi and has won numerous awards. Come watch cowboys and cowgals challenge 2,000-pound bulls, ride bareback, wrestle cattle, barrel race, and team rope. The kids will love it! Advanced and Group rate tickets are available at the Special Events Division office located at Davie Town Hall. Tickets are $18 and $8 (3-12) in advance and $20 and $10 (3-12) at the gate.

    Festival, Parade and Rodeo Parking will be available behind Town Hall and can only be accessed via Davie Road. Parking on the festival grounds is $5 per vehicle.

    For more information, contact the Special Projects Division at 954-797-1153.

    [source:  Town of Davie Press Release]

    Richard Stover — Former Davie Fire Chief dies

    Posted By on January 28, 2013

    Stover, Richard Leon, 80, of Davie, FL passed away peacefully, at his home, on January 21, 2013. Richard was Fire Chief for the Town of Davie Volunteer Fire Department from 1969-1988. He also spent 30 years as a truck driver for Amoco Oil Co. Richard is survived by his sister Shirley, five children Mitzi, Richard, Tracy, Vicky and Steve, three nieces, five grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren1

    The Davie Volunteer Fire Department, which was chartered on October 6, 1952. The roots extend even prior to that when a group of people banded together to fight fires (no dates available). This volunteer department serviced Davie, as well as the majority of SW Broward’s unincorporated areas and surrounding communities. The first Fire Chief was Cecil Achemire, followed in succession by; Carroll Anderson, Cecil Achemire, William Griffin, Robert Biggs, Earl Mount, Larry Landers, Joe Ryan, Frank Wiess, Clyde Nash, Richard Stover, Joe Ryan, Richard Stover, Frank Buchert, and Richard Christensen.2

    Davie Moves Closer to Being a Police State (Town)

    Posted By on January 11, 2013

    big_BrotherAs of January 5, 2013, red light traffic surveillance cameras will become operational at the below designated intersections. A 30-day warning period will commence for red light violations captured by the surveillance cameras at these intersections. During this warning period, a warning notice will be issued to the vehicle’s registered owner and there will be no fine. At the completion of the warning period, Notice of Violations will be issued which will result in a fine for any red light running violation.

    •  Eastbound SR 848/Stirling Rd at Davie Rd Ext/Davie Rd.
    • Westbound SR 848/Stirling Rd at Davie Rd Ext/Davie Rd

    Cameras will operate 24-hours a day and capture images of every vehicle running a red light at these and other intersections throughout the Town. Warning signs alerting drivers to the red-light  surveillanc cameras have been installed prior to the warning period.

    Town officials typically designate these devices as “safety” cameras.  Don’t be fooled.  The cameras are mostly about raising money for the Town.  Our privacy suffers as we let the government steal our privacy one bit at a time.  As surveillance cameras gain in popularity, they will seem more “normal.”  One day in the not too distant future we will all wake up and realize that we are literally under state / police surveillance at all times.  I haven’t heard any argument yet (usually involving safety or preventing crime) being used for installation of traffic light cameras that could not be used to justify 24-7-365 surveillance everywhere we go.  Even in the privacy of your own home.  Am I saying you should be afraid?  Yes.

    Town of Davie Utilities Fire Hydrant Flushing Planned

    Posted By on January 11, 2013

    The Town of Davie Utilities Department will begin the annual fire hydrant flushing maintenance program on January 15, 2013. The Town of Davie’s flushing program involves systematically opening the fire hydrants within the system served by Town of Davie Utilities to remove sediments or other constituents that may accumulate in pipes over time that could lead to taste and odor problems. Flushing in dead-end lines will also improve disinfectant residual levels in those areas. This is an essential part of our system maintenance program. While flushing the system will not interrupt your water service, you may notice a temporary drop in water pressure or discolored water when crews are working in your area. This is normal. If this occurs, simply let your water run until it is clear. This flushing process is expected to continue through February 15, 2013.

     Only residents that receive water and sewer bills from the Town of Davie will be affected. See map. Other Town residents that receive water and sewer bills from other utilities (i.e., City of Sunrise, City of Fort Lauderdale, City of Hollywood and Ferncrest Utilities) will not be affected at this time. These utilities companies schedule their own flushing programs.

     Customer Tips:

    • Avoid running your tap water and using the washing machine or dishwasher while crews are flushing in your area.
    • If discolored water occurs, run the COLD water for a few minutes until it clears. This will allow the sediment to work its way through your pipes.
    • Check for discolored water before using the washing machine or dishwasher. Wait until the water runs clear at the tap before doing laundry or running the dishwasher.

    NOTE: If your laundry becomes stained, do not put your clothing in the dryer. Rewash clothes immediately using detergent and add a rust remover. Most rust removers can also be used on stained fixtures.

    • In some cases, slight discoloration might linger for a few hours. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water and does not affect water quality. No health hazards are associated with discolored water from hydrant flushing.
    • If water pressure or water volume seems low after flushing has been completed, check your faucet screens for trapped particles.

    We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

     For more information, please contact Town of Davie Utilities Customer Service at 954-797-1065 (8a.m. to 5p.m. M-F), the Town of Davie Utilities emergency number at 954-327-3750, or the Broward County Health Department at 954-467-4700 ext. 4231.

     Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

    [Source:  Town of Davie Press Release]