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Happy Birthday Fort Lauderdale!

Happy Birthday Fort Lauderdale!

The City of Fort Lauderdale will turn 100 in 2011! To mark this momentous occasion, the City Commission established a Centennial Celebration Committee. This volunteer committee is in the process of planning events and projects to celebrate Fort Lauderdale’s past, present and future in 2011.


About the Centennial Celebration Committee

Chaired by former Mayor and U.S. Congressman E. Clay Shaw, the Centennial Celebration Committee is comprised of 21 Fort Lauderdale residents with ties to the local business, historical, educational and cultural communities. Committee members will draw on their diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise to plan an inclusive commemoration that appeals to residents, businesses and visitors.

In planning for this momentous historic milestone, the Centennial Celebration Committee has been gathering input from residents, businesses and local organizations to create a celebration that pays tribute to Fort Lauderdale’s past, present and future. The Committee is in the process of finalizing their recommendations to the City Commission for a yearlong celebration of citywide events and activities. The Committee plans to present its final recommendations to the City Commission later this year.

The Centennial Celebration will showcase Fort Lauderdale’s rich cultural heritage through a series of exciting events and educational programs. The Committee is compiling a list of residents that made the most significant contributions to Fort Lauderdale and they are asking for suggestions from the public. The nominees can be from any period of Fort Lauderdale’s history.

Centennial Events

Plan to celebrate the Centennial with us! The City will host several free events throughout the year to commemorate Fort Lauderdale’s 100th Birthday. The City will also partner with local organizations to sanction other events around town. The following is a list of events scheduled to take place during the Centennial celebration, so mark your calendar. To learn how to become a sanctioned event please call (954) 828-4743.


    • December 9 – Unveiling of Official Centennial Poster by Charles Fazzino
    • December 11 – Winterfest Boat Parade
    • December 19 – Christmas Pageant, First Baptist Church
    • December 31 – Centennial Downtown Countdown


    • January 14 – Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    • January 15 – Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club Bubble Que & 100th Birthday Celebration
    • January 28 – First Baptist Church Centennial Breakfast
    • January 30 – Dr. Paul George Intracoastal Waterway Boat Tour
    • March 4 – History Fair
    • March 12 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
    • March 24 – Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
    • March 26 – Dr. George Bonnet House Tour
    • March 27 – Birthday Party, 100th Anniversary of the incorporation of Fort Lauderdale
    • July 4 – Centennial Fourth of July Celebration on Fort Lauderdale Beach
    • December 31 – Centennial Downtown Countdown

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Posted in Events and Fort Lauderdale by on October 3rd, 2010 at 4:40 pm.

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An Evening with Paula Deen

Mark your Calendar, Thursday, September 16, for  “An Evening with Paula Deen!” Presented by Publix Apron’s Cooking School, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County. Call (954) 584-9990 for more info!

CLASS TYPE / FORMAT / COST – Celebrity Chef / Demonstration / $150

Paula Deen,  Celebrity Chef, Cookbook Author, and Television Host

– The Bienes Center for the Arts, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 2801 SW 12th St., Ft. Lauderdale

– Sep 16 / 5:00 p.m.

You’ll love this evening with Paula Deen. Paula is a self-made success story who learned the secrets of Southern cooking from her grandmother. Newly divorced with only $200 to her name, Paula and her two sons moved to Savannah. There she started her own catering business, The Bag Lady, where she prepared fresh lunches to sell to downtown. Her specialties (chicken pot pies, barbecue sandwiches, lasagna, and banana pudding) quickly became the talk of the town.

In 1990, Paula opened her own restaurant, The Lady and Sons, which could seat 42 customers. In 1995 she relocated to downtown Savannah, where The Lady and Sons has been ever since. The Lady and Sons has gathered accolades from critics and media alike. The most important honor for Paula was when the food writer for USA Today named The Lady and Sons “Most Memorable Meal of the Year for 1999.” Paula’s business continues to flourish with a series of successful cookbooks.

MENU – A buffet of Paula’s recipes will be served.

FOCUS – This evening will benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

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Posted in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County and Events and Fort Lauderdale by on July 31st, 2010 at 10:32 am.

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BBBS’ Bowl for Kids Sake Fun-Raiser

Put a Smile in Every Frame…Support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids Sake…Have fun with friends and help kids in our community!

I need 5 bowlers to join me and create team “QuinnProQuo”.  It is for a great cause and only a $100 donation to join my Team (I promise lots of fun, surprise goodies and awards).  Please email me if interested and I will send instructions for payment directly too BBBS! I promise this will be a fun time, networking, cocktails & more!!!

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is presented by Rice Pugatch Robinson & Schiller

It’s time to brush up on your strike and forget about the gutter balls! Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a fund-raising event in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County in which you can be a bowler, team captain, sponsor or all three. The money you help raise goes directly to matching more children with caring adult volunteers here in Broward County.

This year’s theme is sitcom families! Teams are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite sitcom.

  • Time:  6 – 10 p.m. on May 17, 2010
  • Place:  SpareZ 5325 South University Dr. Davie, FL 33328

Join us for cocktails at the welcome reception and auction, then put your bowling shoes on for some games and awards!

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Posted in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County and Events and Fort Lauderdale and Networking and QuinnProQuo by on April 27th, 2010 at 2:40 pm.

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