Category Archives: Davie Press Release

Davie Town Hall is Official Drop-Off Location for U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

The Town of Davie will participate in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program by providing an official drop-off location at Davie Town Hall located at 6591 Orange Drive and at the Davie Pine Island Multipurpose Center at 3801 South Pine Island Road.

New, unwrapped toys for boys and girls can be dropped off at Town Hall and the Pine Island Multipurpose Center from November 28, to December 16, 2011, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys each year, and to distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. For information about Toys for Tots, go to www.toysfortots.org.

For information about the Town of Davie Toys for Tots drop-off, call Anita Reid at 954-797-1102.

Town of Davie HOPE Outreach Center Thanksgiving Basket Drive

The Town of Davie is hosting a Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive in an effort to assist HOPE Outreach Center in providing 200 families with a Thanksgiving dinner this year. 1

The following items are suggestions to be included in each Thanksgiving Basket. This list and additional information can be found at http://hopeoutreachfl.org.

  • 2 (15 oz.) cans of green beans
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans of sweet corn
  • 1 (15 oz.) can mixed vegetables
  • 1 (40 oz.) cans of yams
  • 2 (16 oz.) cans of turkey gravy
  • 2 (16 oz.) cans of cranberry sauce
  • 2 (16 oz.) cans of black beans
  • 1 (lg. can) baked beans
  • 1 (15 oz.) box of instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 (14 oz.) or 5 lb. box of minute white rice or bag of rice
  • 2 (6 oz.) boxes/bags of stuffing
  • 6 individual cups of applesauce
  • 1 (lg. can family size) peaches or fruit cocktail
  • 1 (lg. bag) cookies
  • 1 (lg. box) crackers (e.g. saltines)
  • 1 (package) napkins
  • 1 (4 pack) toilet paper
  • 1 (28 oz.) jar peanut butter
  • 1 (lg. jar) grape/strawberry jelly
  • 1 (jar or can) peanuts
  • 1 (lg. bag) chips
  • 1 (box or lg. bag) popcorn
  • 1 (lg. box) cereal
  • 1 gal. or large box juice
  • 1 bottle vegetable oil
  • Anything fun and festive

You may add paper goods and other items to the baskets as you wish. We only ask that the items listed above except for gift cards are placed in either a plastic storage container with lid (18 or 20 gallon), or an 18”x18”x16” box. If possible, please include a $25 gift certificate for the turkey. If all of the items are not included in each basket, please do not seal the box. If you can’t purchase all the items on the list, please donate whatever you can. Gift cards to supermarkets and financial contributions of any size are always appreciated.

The following Town locations will accept donations from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday –Friday from now until November 18, 2011. In addition, donations will be accepted at the Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Davie Town Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Davie Police Department, 1230 South Nob Hill Road
  • Davie Fire Rescue /Public Works Administration, 6911 Orange Drive
  • Davie Town Hall, 6591 Orange Drive
  • Davie Pine Island Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road

If each of us gives just a little, these families, our neighbors, can take a break from hunger during the holidays.

For information about HOPE Outreach Center please call 954-321-0909 or visit http://hopeoutreachfl.org. For information about the Town of Davie Thanksgiving Basket drop off locations, please call Anita Reid at 954-797-1102.

[source: Town of Davie Press Release]

FOOTNOTE:

  1. HOPE Outreach Center is located at 4700 S.W. 64th Avenue (Davie Road), and is a 501(c) nonprofit organization that develops and provides services that impact the quality of life for individuals and families in our community. HOPE Outreach Center is a member of the Town’s Neighborhood Service Center and is a local approach to meeting the needs of our residents by providing better access and expanding our level of service.

Davie Fire and Police Expo, Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Town of Davie Fire and Police Expo will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Safety Complex located at 1230 South Nob Hill Road. There will be stage entertainment, demonstrations, activities, and food while it lasts. Please see the Davie Fire and Police Expo Flier for complete details, or call Davie Fire Administration at 954-797-1213.

Town of Davie 2011 Flood Mitigation Efforts

Town of Davie 2011 Flood Mitigation Efforts

September 28, 2011, Davie Florida: The Town of Davie has completed its annual progress report that evaluates its implementation of the Broward County Local Mitigation Strategy. This report was submitted by Administration to the Davie Town Council.

The report reviews 13 action items that were proposed for completion in FY2011. It notes that 12 items are ongoing. The Town has completed a flood outreach project that encompassed the entire community. The project was included in the summer issue of the Town’s magazine, the Davie Update.

Copies of this report are available at Town Hall, 6591 Orange Drive and the Davie/Cooper City Library, 4600 S.W. 82nd Avenue.

Residents interested in flood protection information should contact the Engineering Division at 954-797-1113. Additional Flood Hazard information

Generations of Taste at the Old Davie School

Old Davie School
Old Davie School

Experience the Generations of Taste at the Old Davie School!

Davie Historical Society Hosts Tasty Event

The Davie Historical Society will host the 13th Annual Generations of Taste from 6-8 p.m., on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Old Davie School Historical Museum located at 6650 Griffin Road.

Cooks are invited to submit their favorite homemade dish from any of the following categories: drinks, appetizers, soups, salads, breads, vegetables, main dishes, desserts, country cookin’, and kid’s cookin’.

Come and taste unlimited samplings and vote for your favorite dish. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening.

The cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children ages 5 to 11. All proceeds benefit the Old Davie School Historical Museum. For more information, please call the museum office at 954-797-1044.

[SOURCE: Town of Davie Press Release]

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Classes

[Town of Davie, Press Release]

Town of Davie Offers American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Classes

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Classes will be held at the Town of Davie Pine Island Pool located at 3800 S.W. 92nd Avenue.

2011 Class Schedule:

  • March 14 – 18
  • Monday -Friday
  • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum age 15
  • Swim 300 yards
  • 10lb brick retrieval

Registration:
Pine Island Park Pool
3800 SW 92nd Ave
Davie, Fl 33328

Upon successful completion of course, participants will become Certified American Red Cross Lifeguards. The cost is $250 and includes textbook and pocket mask.

For more information, call Rochelle Kelvos at 954-327-3927

Broward County Earned Income Tax Credit — Neighborhood Outreach Program

Town of Davie Press Releasee

Free Income Tax Preparation

February 4, 2011, Davie, Florida: Broward County Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Outreach Program provided by Hispanic Unity in collaboration with the Town of Davie Housing and Community Development Department will provide free income tax preparation.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a special tax benefit for people who work full or part-time and whose income is below established government levels. This credit will reduce the amount of taxes owed, resulting in a rebate (or credit) back to your family.

Income and family size determine the amount of the credit, as follows:

  • Families who earned less than $43,352 with three or more children can get up to $5,666, ($48,362 for married filing jointly).
  • Families who earned less than $40,363 with two children can get up to $5,036, ($45,373 for married filing jointly).
  • Families who earned less than $35,535 with one child can get back up to $3,050, ($40,545 for married filing jointly).
  • Workers with no children who earn less than $13,460 can get back up to $457, ($18,470 for married filing jointly)
  • Investment Income must be $3,100 or less for the year.

The EITC can be claimed retroactively back for three years; therefore, this represents a significant tax rebate which can be used to satisfy existing debts, enhance your credit, put a down-payment on a home, etc. Don’t miss this opportunity! This program not only puts money back into the pockets of lower-income families, it helps money flow back into Davie’s economy.

EITC Mobile Units will be visiting the following sites in Davie:

February 9, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Rick & Rita Case Boys & Girls Club
7525 NW 33rd Street
Davie, FL 33024

*The February 10, Date at Flamingo Elementary School has been removed

February 17, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Neighborhood Service Center
4700 SW 64th Avenue
Davie, FL 33314

February 23, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Potter Park Multipurpose Facility
4300 SW 57th Terrace
Davie, FL 33314

March 23, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Flamingo Elementary School
1130 SW 133rd Avenue
Davie, FL 33325

For information on additional the EITC Mobile sites or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, call 211 (First Call for Help) or 954.964.8884 Ext. 257

EASE FOUNDATION, updated request for Toy Drive

[Town of Davie, Press Release]

Davie E.A.S.E. Holiday Toy Drive Needs Your Help

December 17, 2010. Davie, Florida: The Davie Emergency Assistance Service Effort, (E.A.S.E.) Foundation is in need of toys for girls and boys ages 6-12. The EASE Holiday Toy Drive provides toys for Davie families in need.

The EASE Foundation has made the following suggestions for boys and girls ages 6-12. For boys the suggestions are sports equipment, watches, sport jerseys, scooters, air hockey games, and model cars. For girls the suggestions are jewelry kits, art kits, makeup kits, books, body wash baskets, games, and Bratz and Barbie dolls with accessories.

If you can help, please drop off an unwrapped donation at any Davie Fire Station or Davie Fire Rescue Administration Building located at 6901 Orange Drive, or call Linda Owen at 954-797-1077 to drop off donations at the EASE Foundation site.

The E.A.S.E. Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 by the business community and residents of the Town of Davie. Its purpose is to aid those qualified residents, on a one time basis, that are in need of temporary emergency assistance. The objective is to help those in need to ease their way back into a self-sustaining, productive life and to prevent homelessness. E.A.S.E. also reaches out to the homeless with food, clothing, and hygiene supplies.

If you have any questions about the Toy Drive, please contact Linda Owen at 954-797-1077 or visit E.A.S.E. Foundation on the web at www.easefoundation.org