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Synergy Tennis Academy hosting pro-circuit event in January

It’s that time of year again — pro tennis will be headed to Tamarac, January 14-23, 2011! And – admission is FREE! The 2011 Lawrence D. Share Company $10,000 Championships @ Synergy Tennis Academy, a $10,000 prize money tournament, will host players from all over the world in an exciting format that highlights both American [...]

January 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Sports,Tamarac | Read More »

Tamarac to honor our nation’s heroes at Veterans Day Ceremony

The City of Tamarac invites the public to join us in honoring our nation’s heroes this Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The Ceremony will start at 10:30 am at Tamarac’s Veteran’s Memorial Park, located at 7825 Southgate Boulevard, Tamarac (the Northwest corner of University Drive and Southgate Boulevard). This year’s ceremony will include special guest [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Holiday,Latest news,Local news,Military,Tamarac | Read More »


Tamarac, Florida – The City of Tamarac invites the public to join us in honoring our nation’s heroes this Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The Ceremony will start at 10:30 am at Tamarac’s Veteran’s Memorial Park, located at 7825 Southgate Boulevard, Tamarac (the Northwest corner of University Drive and Southgate Boulevard).

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Military,Music,Tamarac | Read More »

Tamarac Parks and Recreation wins two awards


The City of Tamarac’s Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded two statewide awards by the Florida Recreation and Park Association (FRPA), a statewide non-profit organization representing local government parks and recreation interests in the State of Florida. The first award is for Media Excellence in the Audio Visual/Electronic Media category. Tamarac won in this [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

DUI enforcement activity Friday October 29 – Don’t drink and drive!

9:30 pm Friday, October 29, 2010 to 3:00 am Saturday, October 30, 2010 3600 W. Commercial Blvd. Tamarac Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force and district personnel, in conjunction with other agencies and municipalities, will be conducting a DUI checkpoint operation per the above location and times. They will be actively enforcing DUI laws and [...]

October 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Holiday,Latest news,Tamarac | Read More »

DUI saturation patrols in Tamarac, Deerfield, Pompano and Oakland Park


Starting tonight at 9 p.m., the Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force and district personnel will conduct a DUI saturation patrol through 5 a.m. Saturday morning in Tamarac, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Oakland Park. Vehicles will also be inspected for defective safety equipment and motorists will be asked to show their drivers license, registration, [...]

September 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Deerfield Beach,Fire/police,Local news,Oakland Park,Pompano Beach,Tamarac | Read More »

Tamarac saves residents money with Flood Plain Rating


Once again, the City of Tamarac has maintained a Class 7 rating under the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System. The Class 7 rating provides a 15% discount on the City’s residents’ and business’ flood insurance premiums. This rating results in over $675,000 in savings per year to residents’ flood insurance policies in [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Money,Tamarac | Read More »

Tamarac appoints new commissioner to replace Atkins-Grad

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The City of Tamarac’s Mayor and Commission appointed Michelle Gomez to serve as Commissioner for District 2. Michelle Gomez will serve out the remaining term, which ends November 2014, for the seat, which has been vacant since June 25, 2010, or up until the point where the Governor would re-instate the previous Commissioner. Gomez is [...]

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Ethics in Broward,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

DUI saturation patrols in several Broward cities

The Broward Sheriff’s Office will conduct a saturation patrol targeting intoxicated and impaired drivers this holiday weekend. The enforcement effort will run from 7 p.m. Sunday, July 4 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 5. The BSO D. U. I. Task Force units will be joined by district deputies and will focus patrols on areas that [...]

July 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fire/police,Holiday,Oakland Park,Pompano Beach,Tamarac | Read More »

Tamarac Certified a Gold Level Green Local Government

Millenium Middle School students and the Kiwanis Club of Tamarac work on the city's community garden.

The Florida Green Building Coalition, Inc. (FGBC) has officially certified the City of Tamarac as a Green Local Government at the Gold level. Fewer than 13 local governments throughout the state hold the Gold level designation, and Tamarac is one of 3 in South Florida. Tamarac was the first local government in South Florida to [...]

May 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »


Tamarac, Florida – The City of Tamarac received official notice this morning from the Woodmont Country Club that they have withdrawn their application for a Land Use Plan Amendment seeking to change the land use of a portion of the Woodmont golf course into residential and commercial development. As a result of the applicants’ withdrawal, [...]

April 28th, 2010 | Posted in Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

Teachers to protest in Pembroke Pines, Cooper City Thursday

From the Broward Teacher’s Union: Broward school employees, including their charter school colleagues, plan several protests on Thursday afternoon in Pembroke Pines and Cooper City as the deadline nears for Governor Charlie Crist to sign or veto Senate Bill 6 / House Bill 7189. Union leaders anticipate Governor Crist will either sign or veto the [...]

April 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Pembroke Pines,Schools,Tallahassee,Tamarac,cooper city | Read More »

Registration now open for Broward summer camps


Broward County Public Schools Community Schools announces its summer camps and programs for a variety of interests and all ages. Registration is open now for a wide range of fun

April 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Holiday,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Pompano Beach,Schools,Sunrise,Tamarac,Weston,cooper city,margate,wilton manors | Read More »

Broward teachers taking to the streets in protest again

Broward teachers protesting local budget cuts recently. This time, they gather in Tamarac to protest state changes to teacher pay structures.

From the Broward Teacher’s Union: As the Florida House version of Senate Bill 6, House Bill 7189, comes to a full vote this afternoon, Broward County teachers, parents and community members will take to the streets in protest. Dozens of protesters are expected to gather at 4:30 p.m. today, Thursday, April 8 until 5:30 p.m. [...]

April 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee,Tamarac | Read More »

Three Broward libraries offering free access to call Haiti, or connect online

Broward County Libraries Division and Broward County Enterprise Technology Services, in partnership with AT&T, are offering the public free Internet and long distance telephone service to contact loved ones in Haiti. Customers are able to place free, 10-minute phone calls to Haiti.

March 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,International relations,Local news,North Lauderdale,Pompano Beach,Tamarac | Read More »

Broward Property Tax Exemption Filing Dates Announced For March 2010, help meetings scheduled


The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office hosts a series of community outreach events each month throughout Broward County. Deputy Appraisers will be available to assist with Homestead, Senior and other property tax exemption applications, as well as answer questions on property taxes. We are also accepting applications for Portability. The outreach program is designed to [...]

March 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,Money,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Real Estate,Sunrise,Tamarac,Weston,cooper city,margate,wilton manors | Read More »

Twenty-Nine New Florida Master Gardeners to Serve Broward County

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Twenty-nine Broward residents recently passed written and laboratory exams at the UF-IFAS/Broward County Extension Office in Davie as the culmination of their intensive 14-week, 112-hour lecture, laboratory and field Master Gardener training. They join the ranks of 183 active Florida Master Gardeners, bringing the total serving the County to 212.

February 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Environmental,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Tamarac to dedicate new public art, “Under the Shadow of a Big Tree”

The City of Tamarac invites the public to join the Mayor and Commission for the official dedication of “Under the Shadow of a Big Tree”, by Ilan Averbuch, at Tephford Park (10003 Southgate Boulevard). The dedication will take place on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at

February 4th, 2010 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

Bank robber foiled by Broward Sheriff’s Office in Tamarac


A Tamarac bank robber got the shock of his life when, as he exited a bank Saturday afternoon thinking he had gotten away with the heist, he was met by Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies who were waiting to take him into custody.

January 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

Scam artist preys on elderly woman in Tamarac

Composite sketch of Tamarac scam artist

When a well-dressed man showed up at the home of an 86-year-old Tamarac woman saying he was from the “water department,“ she let him in to check her water. The trusting woman then fell prey to what Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives say is a common scam.

January 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

Challenger Elementary in Tamarac planting trees for Arbor Day

Florida’s state Arbor Day will be celebrated on January 15th this year and over 15,000 Fourth Grade Foresters all across Florida will roll up their sleeves and plant a tree.  The kids will become members of Fourth Grade Foresters of Florida.  The project goal is to help revitalize a remarkable idea – observation of Arbor [...]

January 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Families,Local news,Schools,Tamarac | Read More »

Tamarac man wins national green award


A Tamarac man is the recipient of a national fellowship designed to advance the work of individuals with outstanding leadership potential to help shape a brighter environmental future. Doug Young is one of 40 individuals nationwide selected as a 2009 TogetherGreen Fellow. The TogetherGreen Fellowship offers specialized training in conservation planning and execution, the chance [...]

December 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

Tamarac man killed when running in traffic

A 36-year-old Tamarac man reportedly running in traffic on West McNab Road was hit by an oncoming car just after 1 a.m. Monday and later died at a hospital. Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Detectives are investigating the incident, which happened at the intersection of Southwest 81st Avenue and McNab. Witnesses told investigators that Ruben [...]

December 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

Third person killed in Tamarac house fire identified

Hospital records have helped identify the remaining victim of a fatal fire that engulfed a Tamarac home on November 15. Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have confirmed the identity of the female victim

November 30th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

Tamarac’s annual Turkey Trot with a shadow run in Iraq

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Run with soldiers in Iraq during the City of Tamarac’s 29th Annual Thanksgiving day Turkey Trot. Tamarac has been hosting this Thanksgiving Day tradition for 29 years in a row. Like last year, a ‘shadow run’ is being held, within the same 24-hour period, with U.S. military personnel in Iraq – this time two bases [...]

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Holiday,Local news,Military,Tamarac | Read More »

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