Pack up your old computer, monitor, TV and any outdated household chemicals such as pesticides, paint and more, and head for a convenient drop-off event on Sunday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Works Complex, located at 2599 S. Post Road, Weston.

This free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling drop-off event, hosted by Weston, 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.

stay-aliveWinning entries target teens and young adults with public safety messages about the dangers of distracted driving

Broward County, in partnership with Broward County Schools, BECON-TV and other local partners, is pleased to recognize student winners of the recent “Take 5 to Stay Alive. Don't Text and Drive” video public service announcement competition.

The first place winner is:

jayBranding expert to share insight with local entrepreneurs and business owners

The upcoming May monthly Business Development Series workshop presented by the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development will spotlight branding expert Jay Leopardi, CEO and founder of Bad Boy Branding, in commemoration of National Small Business Week, May 12-16.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Weston Branch Library, located at 4205 Bonaventure Blvd. in Weston. The featured topic of the May workshop is “Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Inventors” and attendees will get tips and strategies to transform their ideas into a valid business concept and learn how to take their concept to the next level.

Broward County Parks and Recreation Division has been notified that the lifeguard staffs at three of our water parks have won 2013 International Aquatic Safety Awards from Ellis & Associates International Aquatic Safety & Risk Management Consultants.

The lifeguards at Castaway Island, the water park at T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park, and at Tropical Splash, the water park at Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, won the Silver Award. The lifeguard staff at Splash Adventure, the water park at Quiet Waters Park, won the Gold Award.