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Special Meeting Set for Charter Review

Sunrise Commissioners will conduct the first reading of proposed changes to the City Charter on Thursday, July 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall (10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard, 33351). Residents are invited to preview the agenda, and provide their input at this public hearing. The second reading will be held on Tuesday, August 10th.

A referendum will be held on any amendments to the Sunrise City Charter on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.

Free Family Fun at “National Night Out Against Crime”

On Tuesday, August 3rd, the Sunrise Police Department will host its annual observance of “National Night Out Against Crime.” This free, family-friendly event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center ().

National Night Out will feature crime-prevention resources, K-9 demonstrations, and displays of Police and Fire-Rescue apparatus. There will also be children’s activities – including a bounce house, face painting, and a Home Depot Kid’s Clinic – as well as music and refreshments.

National Night Out is observed each year in communities across the U.S. The event helps strengthen relationships between police officers and the residents they serve. It’s also designed to generate support for – and participation in – local anti-crime programs. For more information, call (

“Creative Coffeehouse” Series to Launch August 20th

On Friday, August 20, at 7:00 p.m., The City of Sunrise Foundation will host the first installment of its Creative Coffeehouse series in the Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery ().

Take in paintings by Patrick Maxcy and live music by singer songwriter Matt Butcher. Starbucks will brew the coffee, and Cupcake Gloria will serve fresh-baked dessert bites. Admission is just $10, with all proceeds benefitting the not-for-profit City of Sunrise Foundation.

The Creative Coffeehouse series is generously underwritten by Squire Sanders – Legal Counsel Worldwide. Mark your calendar: Additional sessions are planned for September 24th and January 28th.

Tickets are available online, and at the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office. For more information, call (

Food and Retail Vendors Wanted!
Sunrise is searching for food and retail vendors to participate in the City’s second annual Cultural Festival, set for Saturday, November 13, in City Park. This free event – a celebration of community and diversity – will feature family-friendly activities and entertainment, including live music. For more information, please call (

Do You Have Historic Photos of Sunrise?

In 2011, the City of Sunrise will celebrate its 50th birthday. The search is on for iconic photos that capture Sunrise’s history.

Do you have a picture of Sunrise’s World Famous Upside-Down House? How about a significant newspaper clipping? Please share your family treasures with us!

All photos/documents will be scanned and returned. Submissions may be delivered to the Office of the City Clerk, 10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351. For more information, call (

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Jul 25 2010. Filed under Broward County, Events, Families, Local news, Sunrise. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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