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Memorial Day Parade, Davie, 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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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)

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

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]

Town of Davie Web Server Goes Dark

Davie Town Council (*click* photo)
Davie Town Council

When the Town of Davie web site goes off line, the next best thing is Davie.ORG. In fact the OFFICIAL Town of Davie web site (Davie-fl.gov) went dark this weekend, and I was left to field inquiries. Here are the top ten reasons for the outage; and my guess at the probable official response:

TOP TEN reasons why Town of Davie Web server went dark…

 

  REASON OBJECTION
10 Comet, Asteroid, Solar Flare, and/or other cosmic event Not reported by NASA or any major astrological group.
9 Did not pay the light bill. Possible. But unlikely. The Town shows no signs of restraint in spending taxpayers’ money.
8 Paranormal activity Possible, but not likely. No Town Hall hauntings in recent years.
7 Horse, cow, or bull kicked the server Possible. The rodeo grounds are adjacent to Town Hall. But none of the aforesaid cattle has a motive. They are treated better in Davie than any other Southeast Florida venue.
6 Lightning No recent thunderstorms.
5 “Act of God” Would violate “separation of church and state”
4 Disgruntled politician Lack technical expertise.
3 Disgruntled employee/saboteur. Possible, but most Town employees with ability, opportunity and motive would not do this. (See #4).
2 Delayed reaction to “Y2K Bug” Most technology in government is at least a dozen years behind times. However most software bugs should show up a decade BEFORE everywhere else.
1 Raising the tax rate this year jinxed the Town and it’s web server. This is the most likely source of the problem. Raising taxes during a recession isn’t going to bring good luck.

Town of Davie Web Server goes dark
Town of Davie Web Server goes dark

HAM Radio Class Offered Free of Charge

An Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) operator class offered to the community will begin on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Davie Police Department located at 1230 South Nob Hill Road. The free classes will be held on four successive Saturday mornings, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. The material taught and learned in the class will enable the student to obtain the Amateur Technician Class license issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). A test (free of charge) will be offered on February 23, the final day of class.

What do ham radio operators do? The number of activities enjoyed by hams is nearly limitless. For example:

  • ·         Talk to people on the radio living as close as your own neighborhood or as far away as the other side of the world.
  • ·         Participate in local, state, and world-wide contests.
  • ·         Help with communications during local events.
  • ·         Assist with vital communications during periods of disaster when land lines and cell phones go out-of-service.

 

This is not CB radio. The Amateur Radio Service is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission and licensing is required. Given the privileges enjoyed by amateurs, testing and licensing ensures that people operate correctly and within the rules that govern amateur radio.

 Anyone can be licensed as an amateur, as long as you are not an official representative of a foreign government. There is no age restriction (there are many teenagers who are hams), and there is no cost for the course. You do not even need to own a radio. All you will need is a basic calculator and, although not mandatory but highly recommended, a book called The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, 2nd Edition. This book can be obtained locally from Mike’s Electronics located at 1069 N.W. 53rd Street in Ft. Lauderdale, phone 954-491-7110. Make sure it is the newest edition, valid from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2014. The older manual is no longer valid for the current question pool. Various sources on the internet like www.Amazon.com and http://www.arrl.org/ also provide this manual. To learn more about the world of Amateur radio: http://www.hello-radio.org/

Please contact Rob Frailing for more information.
Phone: 954-701-3966
E-mail: frailing@comcast.net
Call sign: AJ4SB

[SOURCE:  Town of Davie Press Release]