Mission sets record for participation by Broward County businesses

A delegation from Broward County led by Mayor Barbara Sharief recently returned from a successful export development mission to Dominican Republic, which resulted in further strengthening of local trade relations with this important international partner.

The mission was organized by Enterprise Florida, Florida’s official economic development organization, and included Broward County’s Port Everglades, Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development and 16 private Broward County businesses – record attendance from the local community for a mission of this type. A total of 137 delegates from throughout Florida participated in the mission.

The District 17 Medical Examiner's Office, part of the Broward County Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services, has been awarded provisional accreditation by the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME).

NAME awards provisional accreditation to medical examiner's offices with fewer than 25 Phase I and fewer than five Phase II deficiencies. Inspectors identified only one deficiency in Broward County's forensic operation: the use of the County's toxicology laboratory, which has not yet achieved NAME-sanctioned accreditation.

Pack up your old computer, monitor, TV and any outdated household chemicals such as pesticides, paint and more, and head for a convenient drop-off event on Sunday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at  the Sports Complex, located at 10300 Stirling Road, in Cooper City.

This free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling drop-off event, hosted by Cooper City, is open to residents of the following cities that have participation agreements with Broward County: Cooper City, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Margate, Parkland, Pembroke Park, Sea Ranch Lakes, Unincorporated Broward, West Park, Weston and Wilton Manors.

Special "plinko game" promotion makes pet adoptions extra fun this St. Patrick's Day weekend

Change the luck of a shelter pet this St. Patrick’s Day weekend! The Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center will be the place to be for fun and prizes and a chance to meet your special lucky charm. 

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 14, 15 and 16, residents who adopt a dog or cat are welcome to take a turn at the "plinko board" for a chance to win fun prizes — from pet treats to T-shirts. Land your token on the Lucky Shamrock and save some green with a 50 percent discount on all adoption fees. Adoption fees include spaying/neutering, vaccinations, Broward County rabies registration tag and microchip — a value of more than $200.