February 2, 2016, Davie, FL: The Town of Davie regretfully and sadly announces the death of Davie Fire Rescue Chief and Emergency Manager Joseph Montopoli who passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016 at the age of 57. “The Davie Town Council, Fire Rescue, and Town personnel are stunned at the sudden news,” said Mayor Judy Paul. “Chief Joe was dedicated to his job, family, faith, and to the residents of this community. He was loved and respected by all. We are all very saddened as we mourn a Davie family member’s passing.”
Deputy Fire Rescue Chief Michael Malvasio has been appointed as Acting Fire Rescue Chief. “Chief Malvasio possesses the credentials and skills to lead during this difficult time and is surrounded by a talented leadership team,” said Town Administrator Richard J. Lemack.
Joseph J. Montopoli was born in New York on October 11, 1958. He resided in Southwest Ranches, FL. He is survived by his five children, Giuseppe, Maria, Gina, Christina, Francesco, and extended family.
Chief Montopoli started his career with Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department in 1980 and rose to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. In 2005, he was hired as the Assistant Fire Chief with the Davie Fire Rescue Department and was promoted to Fire Chief/Emergency Manager on August 6, 2007. He also served as Assistant Town Administrator from 2008-2011 and Acting Town Administrator in 2011.
Chief Montopoli was a 35 year veteran in the fire rescue service. He instructed at the Broward Fire Academy for many years, was a transformational leader for professionalism, and served on numerous boards and committees.
Chief Montopoli was well respected throughout the Town of Davie and Broward County.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Call sign: AJ4SB
The public is invited to attend the Town’s Annual Christmas Lighting of the Greens on Sunday, December 9, 2012. Watch as the Mayor and Town Council turn on over 150,000 Christmas lights and decorations officially proclaiming it “holiday”1 time in Davie. Visit more than 40 Christmas trees, menorahs and kinaras adorned with decorations depicting a “Winter Wonderland” theme.Santa will arrive by Fire Engine at 6:15 p.m. followed by a horse parade down Orange Drive at 6:30 p.m. The Decorating Contest Awards will take place at 6:45 p.m.
For those of you who miss snow, 20 tons of the “white stuff” will be blown for the enjoyment of the children. Admission to the Snow Blow is FREE and will take place during the Lighting of the Greens. There will be two supervised snow play areas: one for children ages 1 to 5 and another for children ages 6 to 12. Parents will not be permitted in the Snow Blow area!
PICTURES WITH SANTA
Have your picture taken with SANTA for a $5 fee or just visit with the big guy for free! Free candy canes while supplies last.
Hot and cold drinks, as well as homemade cookies will be served FREE while supplies last. Food items will be available for purchase.
HOLIDAY TUNES WITH MARY JANE, PETTING FARM, CLIMBING WALL, AND HOLIDAY BOUNCE available at no charge.
FACE PAINTING (at a cost)
[Source: Davie Press Release, modified]
Although the “holiday” is not specified in the Town’s press release, I’m assuming they may be referring to Christmas (December 25th), Hanukkah ( December 8-16); and/or New Year’s Day (January 1st). Or possibly, but not likely, Three Kings Day (January 6th); or the Sugar Bowl football game (January 2nd).↩
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. 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.
The following items are suggestions to be included in each Thanksgiving Basket. This list and additional information can be found at www.hopeoutreachfl.org.
1 (15 oz.) can mixed vegetables
1 (40 oz.) cans of yams
2 (16 oz.) cans of turkey gravy
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 Monday, November 5 – Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., M –F:
Davie Police Department, 1230 South Nob Hill Road
Davie Town Hall, 6591 Orange Drive
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 www.hopeoutreachfl.org. For information about the Town of Davie Thanksgiving Basket drop off locations, please call Anita Reid at 954-797-1102.
Prayer… America’s Hope “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” Psalm 33:12
Come join concerned Christians from all over the county, “… one in spirit and purpose…” of Philippians 2 to pray for our cities, county, state, and nation – acknowledging our dependency on Almighty God. This is a time of challenge and opportunity for Broward County and the United States. We recognize God’s desire for unity in the Body of Christ, and we also stand together with friends and neighbors as one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.
As Christians, we must demonstrate God’s love in everything we do, while also being intentional in our prayer for “open doors” to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We join together in seeking peace and well-being for our cities, encouraging everyone to reach their God-given potential in vocation, family, and community.
In order to be faithful stewards of this prayer breakfast, we ask that you submit your commitments to attend (along with payment) as soon as possible. We need to receive registration and payment by April 27th. Please help us by responding early.
Orange Blossom Festival, Parade & Rodeo
Saturday, February 25, 2012 &
Sunday, February 26, 2012
*Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & February 26, 2012*
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
Festival Both Days
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, western town, musical entertainment, Native American display, animal farm, western carriage display, commerce corner, information displays green product displays and plant give-away. There will be a concert on Saturday, featuring Burnt Biscuit and Lizzie Sider and also Sunday, featuring Lizzie Sider and Marty Evans Band!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!
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 25th
2:00 p.m. – Burnt Biscuit
4:00 p.m. – Lizzie Sider and her Band *Sunday February 26th
2:00 p.m. – Lizzie Sider and her Band
3:00 p.m. – Idelia Mars
3:30 p.m. – Ghana
4:00 p.m. – Marty Evans Band
Location: Orange Drive and Davie Road Admission: FREE Parking: 5.00 on the festival grounds
75th Annual Orange Blossom Parade
*Saturday, February 25, 2012* 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: A Great Place to Work and Play”
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 featuring Burnt Biscuit and Lizzie Sider on Saturday, February 25th and Lizzie Sider and Marty Evans Band on Sunday, February 26th at 2:00 p.m. on the Festival Grounds. Listen to 99.9 KISS Country for guest entertainers.
Heritage championship rodeo in the covered Davie Arena: 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 25, at 7:30pm, and on Sunday, February 26, at 2:00pm, in our covered Davie Arena. 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.