Community invited to take advantage of FREE resources

County Mayor and District 8 Commissioner Barbara Sharief invites the community to attend a Jobs, Housing and Healthcare EXPO on Saturday, August 2nd, 8AM to Noon, at the Florida Bible Church, 9300 Pembroke Road,Miramar.

Welcome remarks will be delivered by Mayor Sharief, and a panel of experts will provide information  and answer questions from the public. Broward County's Office of Economic and Small Business Development along with a number of organizations, representing the housing and healthcare industries, will provide information for individuals as well as small business owners. Job seekers are invited to learn about employment opportunities and resources to assist with their job search.

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Miami’s early history, its residents and the Tequesta Indians? On Sunday, August 31st, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., join HistoryMiami resident historian, Dr. Paul George and a Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures guide on an excursion through Biscayne Bay.

Cruise past lush islands, Stiltsville and the Cape Florida Lighthouse, where you may be able to catch a glimpse of dolphins, manatees and other sea life. Learn about the beautiful ecosystems of our area, current conservation efforts and our place in the natural landscape of South Florida. The tour departs from Miamarina at Bayside Marketplace, located at 401 Biscayne Blvd.

The Deering Estate at Cutler’s Summer Cabaret Concert Series features intimate concerts inside the historic Stone House Ballroom. The 2014 series wraps up on Saturday, August 23rd, with Wendy Pedersen, one of South Florida’s favorite performers. Her high-energy vocal delivery, with deep, convincing emotion has been impacting audiences for many years.

A graduate of the University of Miami’s Studio Music and Jazz Vocal program, Wendy began her singing career in high school, but her earliest memory is poring through her mom’s record collection, practically wearing out the vinyl on Elton John and Beatle’s records. Eventually, her heart found its way to jazz and it has felt like home ever since.

The act of voting is a defining moment, one that allows your voice to be heard on the Federal, State and Local level. That said, the Primary Election will be held on August 26, 2014. In order to participate in this important election, you must be a registered voter by the deadline of July 28, 2014.

To register to vote, residents must: