Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Upon Lauderhill’s annexing Broward Estates in 2006, Homeowner Association President Mr. Jacob Greene, asked that the City find a better use for the distressed property. The Mayor and Commission all agreed that the land would be best used as the community’s first park!
Phase I of the park construction designed by EDSA – world renowned architects - is to have a series of flowering trees, where some type of flowers can be seen blooming year-round. There will be a new playground, lush landscaping, an LED lighted walking trail, decorative pedestrian and outdoor furniture, amphitheatre, and public art to be created by local youth from Parkway and Broward Estates.
Please join the residents of Broward Estates, the Mayor, City Commissioners, and Staff for an Official Groundbreaking Celebration on Thursday, the 29th of April, at 10 am, to include light refreshments as we celebrate the New Broward Estates Park.
Parking and the ceremony will be located on the Northwest corner of NW 4 Court and NW 38 Avenue.
For more information call 954-730-3082.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The amount of the scholarship is $500 each, and the essays are reviewed by the Lauderhill Educational Advisory Board. Money for the scholarship comes from the Federal Confiscation Crime Fund of the city, which was assigned to Mayor Kaplan to use. The essay questions come from actual college applications essays.
The winners are:
Kelly Scurry - St. Thomas Aquinas, who is deciding between the University of Florida, Duke University and University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Phylicia Taylor - Pompano High School, to attend Florida A&M University
Shamira Bynes - Nova High School, to attend Florida A&M University
Kayla Tucker - Pompano High School, who is deciding between USF, FIU, FAU and Florida Gulf Coast University
Saturday, April 24, 2010
At least Bill was listening to me on this one. Though I had Kindle slightly higher, I understand that there were major concerns on his knees. Since the pick was so crucial, going to the next highest pick, Utah's OLB/DE Misi made a lot of sense.
What surprised me was that while I figured the Dolphins would draft someone for the offensive line, I thought they would hold out, and also try to find someone that could play center too. I had pegged in round 6, C Eric Olsen or C Kenny Alfred. Though they are still a possibility, it is now more remote.
So where do the Dolphins go from here. Fortunately, this is one of the deepest drafts ever. There still remains a lot of players that in most years would already have been gone from the board. Free Safety is their biggest concern, and Tight End is still an issue. Some help a CB, a PR/KR, and doubling down at NT is still of interest. Again, rather than predict each round, I would rather do what the Dolphins do, put up a list at those positions and rank them. But at this point, the options are becoming more limited.
Free Safety - 4th or 5th Round
#1 Robert Johnson
#2 Myron Rolle
#3 Darrell Stuckey
and maybe in the 7th round only,
#4 Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith
Tight End - 4th or 5th Round - if they want one of the better receiving ones
#1 Dennis Pitta
#2 Dorin Dickerson
#3 Aaron Hernandez maybe 6th Round only
#1 Cam Thomas (would be intriguing, though I don't see him lasting very much longer)
#2 Jeff Owens (strong consideration in the 6th Round)
#3 Jay Ross (needs to bulk back up to be a NT - for the practice squad)
#4 Kade Weston (for the practice squad)
#1 Donovan Warren
#2 Crezdon Butler
#3 Bryan McCann (could also be a KR available in the late rounds)
Wide Receiver - all could be used for the KR
#1 Mardy Gilyard (should be gone in the 4th round)
#2 Jacoby Ford (could be available in the 5th or 6th round)
#3 Jeremy Williams
#1 Ricky Sapp
#2 O'Brien Schofield (7th round only due to injuries)
Friday, April 23, 2010
They also could have picked OLB Jerry Hughes, as I predicted, but Bill just wouldn't listen to me. Instead they got DT Jared Odrick. While Odrick is a very good player, it is just very unclear what position he will play. He's between Nose Tackle and Defensive End. I'm not sure how good he might work in the 3-4 defense. Curiously, it's almost like the Dolphins are reverting/drafting back to the 4-3 defense. Now that would be the shocker of the draft because they would then have the players to do it.
On the assumption they stay with the 3-4, where do they go from here. The 2nd and 3rd rounds are critical, with a lot of possible choices. A lot may be whats available. They like to double down at positions, so they may go next with a NT, or they may go with a OLB in the 2nd round. Somewhere they need a Free Safety. I think a lot of it will be who is rated higher at that point, and let the draft fall out where it does.
So rather than predict who at each slot, I decided to list the possible selections they could be looking at in the next two rounds, and in what round they may find that person:
#1 OLB Sergio Kindle -2
#2 OLB Koa Misi -2
#3 OLB Jason Worilds -3
#4 OLB Ricky Sapp -3
#5 OLB Daryl Washington -3
#1 NT Cam Thomas -2
#2 NTLinval Joseph - 2/3
#3 NT Torrell Troup -3
#1 FS Major Wright - 3 if not available then TE Graham or Dickerson
So let the games continue.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Scenario #1 – Based upon no trade, the Dolphins need to take either a Nose Tackle or an Outside Lineman in Round 1. The only player that should be still available at the #12 pick worth taking then is NT Dan Williams.
3rd Round - OLB is now a must. What could be available are Koa Misi (little chance), Jason Worilds (better chance) and Ricky Sapp (likely).
4th Round - will then need to be a TE or FS. For TE’s the following could be taken: Jimmy Graham, Dorin Dickerson or Dennis Pitta. If a FS it would be Major Wright. FS Wright would be my first choice. If not available, I would pick the TE’s in the order provided.
5th Round - if FS Wright is not selected then FS Robert Johnson. Otherwise, if Wright is selected, then a TE, probably Pitta. If not available then FS Myron Rolle or NT Jeff Owen.
As you can see, Scenario #1 has a major problem. We can’t address all the critical needs. The depth of the draft is also quite deep for NT, OLB, TE and FS. So the best situation is,
Scenario #2 – Trade the 1st Round 12th pick for another 1st Round pick between 18 and 26, and pick up a late second or early third round pick. If so, the picks could fall:
1st Round – OLB Brandon Graham (my personal favorite, but not likely since he isn’t the prototype player the Dolphins want), or more likely Jerry Hughes.
2nd /3rd Round – NT Cam Thomas, but if not available then Linval Joseph
3rd Round – FS Major Wright
4th Round – TE In order, Jimmy Graham, Dorin Dickerson or Dennis Pitta
5th Round - FS Robert Johnson if Wright isn't selected, alternatively FS Myron Rolle or NT Jeff Owen
In either Scenario for the remaining rounds:
6th Round – C Eric Olsen or Kenny Alfred
6th Round – NT Jeff Owen if still available (not likely), else ILB - Darryl Sharpton, Micah Johnson
6th Round - WR/PR Jeremy Williams, Brandon Banks, Antonio Brown, or Trindon Holliday
7th Round - OT Andrew Tyshovnytsky, Drew Davis, Dennis Landolt or Chris Marinelli
7th Round – FS/CB Myron Lewis, FS Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith or Jordan Lake
7th Round - Whatever is left over
Friday, April 16, 2010
1) MASTER PLAN TASK FORCE DRAFT REPORT - was presented, and comments added. Report should be done by June.
2) STATE ROAD 7 UPDATE - Some recovery bonding is available. No real movement on further development at this time until financial matters can be resolved.
3) SALE OF HANI PROPERTY TO HOUSING AUTHORITY - The CRA owns it and is considering selling it to the Housing Authority to build single family homes. It is about 4 parcels. The city loaned the money to the CRA to purchase. Upon sale, the loan will be paid back.
4) NEW BUSINESS - none.
REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING:
A. A PROCLAMATION HONORING JOHN RUFFIN JR., FIRST RECIPIENT OF THE UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND OUTSTANDING LEADER IN THE COMMUNITY, FOR HIS DEDICATED SERVICES TO OUR YOUTH THROUGH EDUCATION.
A. A PRESENTATION BY THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ON THE EVENT “RELAY FOR LIFE”, TO BE HELD ON JUNE 4 – 5, 2010, AT CENTRAL BROWARD REGIONAL PARK.
B. UPDATE ON HOME DÉCOR ROW ACTIVITIES (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN). Two new businesses have come into the district, and another shall shortly be coming. Replacement banners will be put up shortly. Opened are Mattress & Furniture Liquidators is located 4600 N. University Drive in the Promenade, and Kitchen, Floor and Bath is located at 4931 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351 in the Las Maderos Plaza. A committee is organizing a Memorial Day street sale in the district.
C. DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE – THE NATION’S ANNUAL COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLOCAUST OBSERVANCE, APRIL 11-18, 2010 (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN). A DVD was shown from the US Holocaust Museum.
D. A PRESENTATION BY THE THE EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD REGARDING A MEMORIAL DAY POEM AND POSTER CONTEST TO BE HELD IN ALL LAUDERHILL MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN REMEMBERANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 31, 2010 IN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL (REQUESTED BY THE LAUDERHILL EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD).
E. PRESENTATION BY THE EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD REGARDING A MEMORIAL DAY POEM AND POSTER CONTEST TO BE HELD IN ALL LAUDERHILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (3, 4 & 5TH GRADE) SCHOOLS.
ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS ----- FIRST READING:
"REMOVE ORDINANCE 08O-08-139 FROM TABLE AND SUBSTITUTE TEXT"
1. ORDINANCE NO. 08O-08-139: AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS ARTICLE III, ZONING DISTRICTS,TO ADD CONSERVATION; AMENDING SUBSECTION; NONRESIDENTIAL TO ADDRESS LIGHT EMISSION; ADDING DEFINITION; ADDING LIGHT CONSERVATION AND ADDING REQUIREMENTS ON MATERIALS, LANDSCAPING, REFLECTIVITY, REVIEW, AND SHIELDING; (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN). Passed 3-1 with Commissioner Berger against.
2. ORDINANCE NO. 10O-04-119: AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 19, TAXATION AND FINANCE, TO AUTHORIZE SETTLEMENTS OF CLAIMS IN EXCESS OF $1,000.00 AND UP TO AND INCLUDING $30,000.00 UNLESS A CITY COMMISSIONER OBJECTS IN WRITING TO SAID AUTHORIZATION; (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN). Passed 3-1 with Commissioner Berger against.
ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS --- SECOND READING:
3. ORDINANCE NO. 10O-02-110: AMENDING SECTION 8-6 OF CODE OF ORDINANCES REGARDING RESIGNING FROM OFFICE TO RUN FOR ANOTHER; VACANCIES ON CITY COMMISSION (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN). Passed 3-1, Commissioner Benson against.
4. ORDINANCE NO. 10O-03-111: AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS SCHEDULE I., SIGN REQUIREMENTS; AMENDING SUBSECTION 4.0.(h) TO CLARIFY IT APPLIES TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY; AMENDING SUBSEC. 6.0(i) TO CLARIFY THAT PERMANENT PORTABLE SIGNS ARE PROHIBITED; AMENDING PARAGRAPH 8.0.(a)7, TO CLARIFY THAT ONLY ONE PERMIT IS ALLOWED PER PERIOD; CREATING PARAGRAPH 8.0.(a)9 ON CORRIDOR SPECIAL EVENTS; AMENDING SUBPARAGRAPH 8.0.(b)3.d. TO CLARIFY IT APPLIES TO INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED WINDOW SIGNS.
5. ORDINANCE NO. 10O-03-113: IMPOSING A NINE (9) MONTH MORATORIUM ON PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINIC USES WITHIN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL; APPLYING TO THE ISSUANCE OF BUSINESS TAX CERTIFICATES FOR MEDICAL OFFICE PERMITTED USES WHICH WOULD INCLUDE PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINIC USES; APPLYING TO CLINIC SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES WHICH WOULD INCLUDE PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINIC USES.
6. ORDINANCE NO. 10O-03-114: IMPOSING A ONE (1) YEAR MORATORIUM ON DYNAMIC DISPLAY SIGNS; APPLYING TO THE PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS AND REQUEST FOR BUILDING
PERMITS RELATING TO LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, SCHEDULE I, SIGN REQUIREMENTS, SECTION 15.0, DYNAMIC DISPLAYS AND ALL RELATED PROVISIONS.
7. RESOLUTION NO. 10R-04-70: APPROVING THE AGREEMENT WITH THE RESOURCE RECOVERY BOARD OF THE BROWARD SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL DISTRICT FOR RECYCLING GRANT FUNDS IN THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF $13,346.00 FOR THE PURPOSE OF SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING; APPLYING RETROACTIVELY TO MARCH 25, 2010 AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER’S EXECUTION OF THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS; PROVIDING THAT THIS IS A 50% REIMBURSEMENT GRANT.
8. RESOLUTION NO. 10R-04-71: SUPPORTING A NEW COMPOSITION FOR THE RESOURCE RECOVERY BOARD IN THE PROPOSED NEW INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT THAT PROVIDES REPRESENTATION FROM EACH SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL CONTRACT COMMUNITY (REQUESTED BY MAYOR RICHARD J. KAPLAN).
9. RESOLUTION NO. 10R-04-75: URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO SUPPORT HOUSE BILL HB 4812 REGARDING THE LOCAL JOBS FOR AMERICA ACT (REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER HAYWARD J. BENSON, JR.). Passed 3-1 with Commissioner Berger against.
10. RESOLUTION NO. 10R-04-76: SUPPORTING SENATE BILL (SB 1196) AND HOUSE BILL (HB 561) TO EXTEND OR END MANDATES REQUIRING FIRE SAFETY RETROFIT UPGRADES IN CONDOMINIUMS SUCH AS FIRE SPRINKLERS AND MANUAL FIRE ALARMS. Fails 1-3, Commissioner Holness, Benson and Mayor Kaplan against.
11. RESOLUTION NO. 10R-04-78: APPROVING THE AWARD OF CONTRACT TO RIC-MAN INTERNATIONAL FOR EMERGENCY REPAIR SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $45,722.33 DUE TO DAMAGE TO THE CITY’S WATER MAIN AND STORM DRAIN SYSTEM WHICH OCCURRED ON JANUARY 20, 2010 BY CABLE WIRING SPECIALISTS, INC. OF HOLLYWOOD WHO WERE CARRYING OUT DRILLING WORK ON BEHALF OF COMCAST AT N.W. 73RD AVENUE AND N.W 48TH STREET; APPROVING EMERGENCY REPAIR COSTS BY THE DEES DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,023.35 FOR A TOTAL COST INCURRED BY THE CITY IN THE AMOUNT OF $52,745.68; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 401-931-06310.
12. RESOLUTION NO. 10R-04-79: APPROVING THE AWARD OF BID #P2010-002 TO TENEX ENTERPRISES, INC., THE LOWEST BIDDER, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $566,000.00 TO PROVIDE AND CONSTRUCT THE MAIN ENTRYWAYS AND COMMUNITY SIGNAGE WITHIN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL BOUNDARIES; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 305-361-6520.
13. RESOLUTION NO. 10R-04-80: RESCINDING AND REPLACING RESOLUTION NO. 09R-11-270; APPROVING AND ACCEPTING THE EASEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN ST. NICHOLAS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC. AND THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL REGARDING THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS RELATIVE TO THE EASEMENT AREA FOR THE PROJECT KNOWN AS SONIC RESTAURANT WITHIN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AS DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT A.
14. RESOLUTION NO. 10R-04-81: APPROVING THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES GROUP (GSG) IN THE AMOUNT OF $36,000.00 TO REVIEW AND UPDATE THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FEE METHODOLOGY FOR FIRE RESCUE SERVICES.
15. RESOLUTION NO. 10R-04-85: APPROVING THE EXPENDITURE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,000.00 TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR MAINTENANCE PAINTING OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BUILDING; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 001-247-0300.
16. RESOLUTION NO. 10R-04-86: APPROVING THE DONATION OF FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,400.00 FROM THE STATE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND (LETF) TO THE CENTRAL
HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION TO SUPPORT DRUG TREATMENT, DRUG EDUCATION OR DRUG PREVENTION, CRIME PREVENTION, SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD, OR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE GUIDELINES; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 120-683-9935.
17. RESOLUTION NO. 10R-04-87: APPROVING THE DONATION OF FUNDS FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FEDERAL FORFEITURE FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $500.00 TO THE CARIBBEAN AMERICAS SOCCER ASSOCIATION FOR USE IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FROM BUDGET CODE NUMBER 110- 683-9936(REQUESTED BY VICE MAYOR DALE V. C. HOLNESS).
QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTERS, FIRST READING:
18. RESOLUTION NO. 10R-04-88: APPROVING THE RENEWAL OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER (04R-02-35) OF THE LIVING WORD COMMUNITY CHURCH, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, WHICH ALLOWED IN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL (CG) ZONING DISTRICT A 25,320 SQUARE FEET HOUSE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP, KNOWN AS 5770 WEST OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.
19. RESOLUTION NO. 10R-04-89: APPROVING THE RENEWAL OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE DEVELOPMENT ORDER (04R-02-286) OF THE GREATER HORIZONS ACADEMY, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, WHICH ALLOWED IN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL (CG) ZONING DISTRICT A ± 7,400 SQUARE FEET PRIVATE PRE-SCHOOL, KNOWN AS 5750 WEST OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Since the Home Decor Row Program started in February, several steps have taken place. The banners that were put up started to immediately tear. Therefore they were removed, and new, stronger banners have been ordered. As soon as they are ready they will be installed.
Three new business are coming to the HDR District. Mattress and Furniture Liquidators opened at 4600 N. University Drive, Kitchen, Floor and Bath at 4931 N. University, and a Verizon store is being opened in the Babies 'R' Us Plaza.
Additional activities are ongoing. The city is working through legislation that will allow the district to conduct coordinated street sales. Maybe for Memorial Day Weekend. Also, a business association is trying to be formed.
More information about the Home Decor Row can be found at: www.homedecorrow.com.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL HAS SCHEDULED A COMMUNITY PRE-BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING FOR BUDGET YEAR 2010-2011 ONAPRIL 19, 2010 AT 6:00 P.M., IN THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS, 5581 WEST OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD, SUITES 141-142, LAUDERHILL, FLORIDA.
This is another opportunity for the Public to come forward and address the Commission and Staff on the upcoming budget starting later this year. Following this meeting, a budget will be prepared and presented at the Budget Workshops in July.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Sunday, April 04, 2010
City of Lauderhill Interest-Free Energy Saving Appliance Loans and Florida Energy Star Appliance Rebate Programs
Loans will be secured to the appliances purchased, and linked to the borrowers checking or savings account to provide for automatic monthly payments to the city. Payments will be for 12 or 24 months, with the minimum loan of $400 and the maximum loan of $2000. All appliances, except water heaters, are encouraged to be purchased at SEARS in Lauderhill on Commercial Blvd., which has worked with the city to coordinate the loan process.
Application for the loans will begin being taken on April 5, until all funds are expended, first come first serve for qualified borrowers. Thereafter, when funds are repaid, additional loans can be made. Applications are available on the city web site, http://www.lauderhill-fl.gov/doc/pdf/rl_app.pdf, and eventually will be on the Lauderhill's Green Web Site: www.lauderhill-fl.gov/green. They will also be available at City Hall on April 5. Completed applications cannot be submitted until Monday April 5 beginning at 7:30 AM.
Total loan funds for this program are $70,000, and upon monthly payments being received by the city, new funds will become available to loan each month thereafter. There is a $25 upfront application fee payable to the City of Lauderhill by money order or bank check (no personal checks or cash), and a credit check will be required.
Florida’s ENERGY STAR appliance rebate program applies only to new appliances purchased in the State of Florida for personal use by the consumer. Florida will offer a 20 percent rebate off the retail price of a new qualified ENERGY STAR appliance. Rebates only apply to the purchase of the appliance and not to delivery or installation costs. Rebates shall be available only for the following ENERGY STAR certified appliances and products: gas tank-less water heaters, clothes washers, refrigerators, dishwashers, room air-conditioners and freezers.
This program is available to all Florida residents through a mail-in rebate application and will launch April 16, 2010, and conclude April 25, 2010. To qualify for the grant, reservations must be made after the appliance is purchase, not before. After making the reservation a rebate application must be submitted. Florida does not guarantee a refund if the purchaser discovers the rebates are gone after they have bought the appliances.
This program is timed to coincide with Florida’s Earth Day Activities. Florida will hire a third-party program administrator to handle the rebate process and to capture the needed metrics associated with the program. All advertising and marketing for the rebate program will be undertaken by our program partners.
While customers are encouraged to replace more than one appliance, they may only receive rebates on the purchase of one of each type of ENERGY STAR appliance per address. In additional to the rebate for purchasing the ENERGY STAR appliance, consumers will also receive an additional $75 if they provide evidence of having recycled the old appliance. That evidence may consist of a statement on the retailer receipt indicating pick-up of the old appliance or a receipt from the local public or private landfill of delivery of the old appliance. NOTE: State funds are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis until all funds are used.
NOTE: Some (such as air conditioners), but not all appliances purchased may qualify for a Federal Energy Tax Credit from income taxes. Consult with your tax advisor or IRS for more information. For additional information on Florida's program:
Thursday, April 01, 2010
On Sunday, April 11, from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM, the final performance of the 2009-2010 season of JAZZ PICNIC IN THE PARK, will be held at the Lieberman Botanical Gardens on Inverrary Blvd. The performance will be by the Carlos Abantos Trio, a Latin Jazz event, which will be sure to be lively.
This season, sponsored by North Shore Hospital-FMC Campus, formerly Florida Medical Center, has been a rousing success. Also, we received additional sponsorship from the Inverrary Association and Inverrary Hotel.
Already we are working on next years season (2010-2011), which is hoped to be expanded. We are looking at six Jazz Picnic in the Park concerts from November through April, and 2 or 3 Jazz Under the Stars between December and March. Exact dates, times and performances are being worked out. More information will be forthcoming over the summer.
We all hope to see you Sunday, April 11.
NOTE: We have been informed that North Shore Hospital - FMC Campus has agreed to sponsor the 3rd season (2010-2011) of Jazz Picnic in the Park and Jazz Under the Stars. More information will be forthcoming.