Monday, August 22, 2011

Getting ready for Hurricanes!


Stay informed about hurricanes and maintain a level of preparedness. Clear your yard of loose debris, trim back limbs of trees and bring in furniture, potted plants, and other outdoor items that can turn into projectiles during strong wind events.
Be prepared the next two months are typically the busiest time in the hurricane season around the Caribbean and Florida. Make sure your flashlights are operational, your generator is working, have a battery operated radio and or TV, you have plenty of drinking water stored and a first aide kit (with bandages, peroxide, alcohol wipes, antibiotic ointment, gauze, tape, and pain killers is a good idea), non perishable food (such as peanut butter, granola bars, canned beans, Spaghtti-O's, beef jerky, crackers or bread are good ideas- especially if you have small children) Make sure you have some emergency cash on hand and pet food for your pets. If you have an interior closet or bathroom that you can use as a safe room, make sure it is cleaned out and accessible in case of an emergency. Above and beyond anything stay safe! Stay away from downed power lines, do not venture out into the storm.

Town of Davie advises that in the event that Hurricane advisories are issued, residents can call the Hurricane Information Hot Line at 954-797-1116. Review the
Hurricane Information located on the Davie website. To receive more news and advisories from the Town of Davie via email go to Subscribe to News.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Flamingo Gardens Events

Flamingo Gardens will be hosting Mangomania on July 16th from 9:30-4:00PM.
The garden shop will be
featuring fresh Mangos for sale as well as Mango trees and fresh sugar cane juice! The Garden Shop will have several varieties of Mangos to sample and select from, as well as some of their favorite Mango recipes, like Mango Salsa, to taste and then take home to make for yourselves.

Stop by and see fresh
Guarapa de Cana, or sugar cane juice, being processed. As a special treat for your sweet tooth, try this liquid tropical confection or a fresh Mango Smoothie, and a portion of the
proceeds will be donated to the Flamingo Gardens horticulture department!

**Flamingo Gardens is a "not for profit organization" and relies on donations to operate. They don't receive any federal or local aid. Your contributions are greatly appreciated. The gardens are a bit of paradise here in Davie. That need your help (especially in this slow economy!)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Flamingo Gardens, A Paradise Found in Davie Florida


Flamingo Gardens, located on Flamingo Road in Davie (between route 595 and Griffin Road on the east side) is a paradise for nature lovers among us. South Florida's unique tropical and sub-tropical plant and animal life can be observed on 60 beautiful acres. The botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary have so many sights and sounds to fill your senses; the Wray botanical collection, a flamingo filled lagoon, a free flight aviary, the historic 1930's Wray home, and 200 year old Live Oaks on its ridge. It's a place for children and adults to enjoy shady, canopied walks among champion trees that have been growing on this location for centuries. It's a place to learn about south Florida's unique ecosystem by knowledgeable tram operators who drive you through various native habitats (wetlands, hammock, etc). Have your camera ready and be on the lookout for turtles, iguanas, roseate spoonbills, great white egrets, ibis, great blue herons, and many other spectacular creatures that call the nature here home.
Three times each day, naturalists present shows at the wildlife pavilion featuring different species of owls, falcons, snakes, or hawks. Children ooh and ahhh at the presentations, they are educational and informative. The naturalists teach young and old alike how to take care of our fragile ecosystem and appreciate the creatures that live among us. Any time you visit, you are likely to see cameras set up on tri pods, or camera phones taking a quick shot. There are so many colorful plants in the garden and natural vistas, it is a photographers dream. It's nice to know there is such a well preserved living museum in our wonderful town. It is truly a special place.
To fully appreciate Flamingo Gardens in all the seasons, a membership is well worth the price. Membership allows unlimited visits to the gardens, discounts at the gift shop, a member's day plant giveaway, as well as reciprocity with some other well known gardens throughout Florida and the country.

Membership starts at $35 for students and Seniors, $40 for individuals, $90 for families..Please check the Flamingo Gardens Website for changes.

Flamingo Gardens is a not-for-profit organization. More information can be found on their website at WWW.FLAMINGOGARDENS.ORG

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Battens Farmer's Market set to re-open on May 27th 2011

Batten's Farmers Market, a fabulous find in Davie, sadly closed its doors in 2008. We are happy to share the news that Batten's 10 Acre site is set to reopen in conjunction with Davie Agri-tourism center which will include nearly 175 local Broward farmers that will be selling fruits and vegetables at the 5151 Davie Road location Some of the local produce will be organically grown. There are plans for a U-pick area for berries and a small petting zoo. There will also be a good selection of fresh homemade goods like specialty sauces, jams, pies and soups. Fresh smoothies and milkshakes will also be sold.
On May 27th, there will be a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Mayor Judy Paul as well as activities and giveaways at the location. A soft opening is planned for May 16th.

Davie Police offer imprtant updates on Twitter

Effective April 29th, the Town of Davie, Florida police department will be offering important updates regarding crime and traffic on Twitter. To follow the Davie police, simply subscribe to Twitter (it's free) and follow Daviepolice. To receive text notifications you must activate mobile notifications from within your twitter account. Keep informed and aware of important events in and around our community.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Town of Davie Bike Rally April 2, 2011

Mark your calendars!
This Saturday, April 2nd is the Town of Davie bike rally. This 6 mile rally starts and ends at Robbin's Lodge- 4005 Hiatus Rd, Davie.
Registration begins there at 8AM -
the ride begins at 9AM
The cost is $2 if pre-registered, $3 the day of the Rally. Registration fee includes goody bag.
Have fun and Safe Biking!

Town of Davie Easter Egg Hunt and Multi-Cultural Festival


Town of Davie's 31st Annual Spring Egg Hunt and multi Cultural Festival will be held at:
Robbin's Lodge on 4005 Hiatus Road,
Saturday, April 23rd. 9AM -3PM
Egg Hunt and most activities are FREE refreshments and food will be for sale
and parking will be available for $2.
The weather is great!
Come join in the fun for the whole family!
Get out and meet your friends and neighbors from your community.
The kids will have a blast and a good time should be had by all.
For more information please go to official Town Website at : http://www.davie-fl.gov.