DRWMAG.COM 38 #357 • JANUARY 2019 • 30TH ANNIVERSARY INDIAN TRACE PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IndianTrace Park, located at 400 Indian Trace, adjacent to IndianTrace Elementary School, is currently receiving a face-lift and much more after 20-plus years.The current facilities are a little sparse and it is hoped that the improvements will create a desire for area residents to utilize the enhanced amenities and provide easy access to the newly up- graded facility. Renovations will include the follow- ing highlights: • New playground with shade canopy and poured- in-place safety surfacing. • Renovated baseball and multipurpose fields. • Resurfaced basketball courts. • Fitness stations with shade canopy. • Bike Fixit Repair Station. • Parking lot. • Restroom. • Lighted walkway. Dedicated parking, accessed from Saddle Club Road, will allow park use without intrusion on the Indian Trace Elementary School campus.There will beADA improvements to the park along with modifications to existing drainage, water, and sewer infrastructure, so the public should expect to see a lot of dirt moved before the beautification phase begins. Park users will also enjoy lighted walkways, improved open spaces, and a convenient restroom. The courts will not be lit at night so as not to disturb nearby neigh- borhoods, and there are no bleachers as the fields are not intended for organized sports leagues. Indian Trace Park is a neighborhood park and fields are for use on a first-come, first-serve basis by residents, families, and visitors. Construction began in late No- vember 2018 and completion is anticipated in March 2019. The park will be closed during construction. WESTON BRANCH LIBRARY Events take place at 4205 Bonaventure Blvd. and are free to the public. For further information on all of the library’s many programs visit www.broward.org/library. How to Stop a Bully
1/5 from 3-4:30 p.m. Kids will leave this workshop for children 5-12 with a new sense of confidence knowing they have the tools needed to handle a bully. Presented by F.I.T. Kids of Coral Springs. Book Discussion
1/9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. “The Escape Artist” by Brad Meltzer.
Books are available at the Reference Desk. Film – “Selma”
1/19 from 3-5:15 p.m. A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery,Alabama in 1965. Rated PG-13. WESTON FOREIGN FILM SERIES Tickets are on sale at the Community Center inWeston Re- gional Park and at theWeston Branch Library Friends Room. (Checks only for both.) Showtimes are at 4:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month, through March. Upcoming films: January 14th – Terraforma – Italy; February 11th – Road toYour Heart – SouthAfrica; March 11th – The Intouchables – France. For full details visit www.1weston.com. BSO WESTON TOPS IN... GOLF? A Bro- ward Sherrifs OfficeWestonTeam competed against other law enforcement teams from Broward and Palm Beach County and won first place in a fund- raiser for the Concerns Of Police Survivors Orga- nization (C.O.P.S.), which supports families and children of law enforcement personnel killed in the line of duty.The team members were Detective Dave Argenti, Lt. Anthony DeMarco, Sgt. Sonny Morgan (retired), Sgt.Al Rengifo, along withTod (last name unknown), an assistant golf pro assigned to the team. WESTON UNIVERSITY CLASS OF 2019 FIRE & EMS SERVICES DAY On November 28th, the city’sWeston University program students participated in a fun educational day with the men and women of Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue and Emergency Services at Weston Fire Station 81. Students got a taste of how demanding, physically taxing, and complex fire services really are. They were surprised to find that the complete fire gear weighs 80 pounds, and that firefighters are continu- ally utilizing complex strategies during the course of their job.Students were exposed not only to the wide range of equipment and tactics, but also the history of the fire service, the fire marshal's job overview, life safety education, equipment costs, and budget- ing and staffing considerations.Weston District Fire ChiefTodd Draizin and staff members from the Fire Marshal's office and the Fire Safety Education office warmly welcomed the students with a lecture that would be followed by hands-on simulations. After the morning lesson, students were then taken to Sta- tion 81 to participate in engaging hands-on activities. Students were divided into four groups and rotated between four different activity stations.The first sta- tion was a Fire ExtinguisherTraining where each stu- dent had the opportunity to extinguish a fire utilizing a water fire extinguisher. The second station was an Engine Company Orientation and Demonstration. Students were given a grand tour of every inch of the impressive Fire Truck Engine and were then given the opportunity to knock down three cones with a fire hose.The third station was a Search and Rescue exercise. Here, students were geared up in bunker gear and SCBA with a blacked out mask and asked to follow a charged hose line to simulate looking for a downed firefighter.The final station was an Intuba- tion and I/O Access station which gave students the opportunity to experience the tools firsthand that EMS professionals use to save lives.After the station activities, students and firefighters were able to take a break and eat a delicious meal catered by the Mis- sion BBQWeston location. Finally, with the Fire and EMS professionals alongside, the students were able to climb aboard the ladder truck – viewing Weston from 100’ above.To end the great day, they experi- enced the rigorous process firefighters endure dur- ing rescue missions when extricating people from a vehicle utilizing the "jaws-of-life" and other tools. “MAGICO”, A VISUAL CONCERTO On January 26th at 7:30 p.m. a magical, musical mo- ment is coming to the Cypress Bay H.S. auditorium courtesy of the City ofWeston, in collaboration with theWeston Music Society.The program begins with big screen performance art by Nicholas Bardonnay of WestwaterArts, who has premiered works with over 90 orchestras worldwide. His program for Weston features symphonic photo choreography displayed while the Symphony of the Americas, under the ba- ton of James Brooks-Bruzzese, plays familiar classics. This groundbreaking work is paired with a new work by GrammyAward-Winning composer Eduardo Ma- gallenes. From Mexico, Magallenes’ music features melodic, upbeat native rhythms and sounds. Follow- ing the performance, there is a free Meet the Mae- stro reception in the cafeteria. $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Students, $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Advanced tickets are available at:The Weston Com- munity Center (20200 Saddle Club Road); Mia of London Jewelers (4529 Weston Road); and Glamo- politan Beauty Lounge (1660 Market Street). Call 954.389.4321 for further information. Major Indian Trace Park improvements, a special music event & more AROUND WESTON