What to Do With an Old U.S. Flag in Broward County, FL

U.S. Flag
U.S. Flag on November11, Veterans Day

Yesterday, November 11th,  was Veterans Day.It is an official United States public holiday observed annually. This day is to honor our military veterans, who served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. Veterans Day is diffrent from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service

If you fly an U.S. flag at your house, you should remeber, that once the flag is in bad condition and isn’t proper to fly, you can’t just throw it away. Section 8k of the Flag Code states, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

It is possible to contact your local VFW Chapter and ask them for help properly disposing of your flag. Or you can contact your local Elks Lodge , the American Legion, or the Knights of Columbus

When a flag is worn, torned, ripped beyond repair, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of U.S., it should be retired and disposed of properly. Broward County is participating in this program as part of a national campaign to support flag etiquette​ to ensure a dignified retirement for the U.S. flag.​ More info here.

​Gover​nmental Center East
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, 33301
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm

Government Center West
1 North University Drive, Plantation, 33324​
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm

Broward County Library: Beach Branch
3250 NE 2 Street, Pompano Beach, 3306​2

Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center
3403 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale, 33308

City of Deerfield Beach, BSO Substation
300 NE 2 Street, Deerfield Beach, 33441

City of Fort Lauderdale, City Hall
100 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, 33301

Town of Hillsboro Beach, Town Hall
1210 Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Beach, 33062

Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Town Hall
4501 Ocean Drive, Lauderdale By The Sea, 33308

Broward County Parks:

Long Key Nature Center & Natural Area
3501 SW 130th Avenue, Davie, 33330
7 days, 8:30AM – 6PM

Markham Park & Target Range
16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, 33326
7 days, 8:30AM – 6PM

Tradewinds Park & Stables
3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, 33073
7 days, 8:30AM – 6PM

T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yungee) Park
3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood 33021
7 days, 8:30AM – 6PM

Other Flag Disposal Programs:

City of Fort Lauderdale, City Hall Lobby
100 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33301

Fire Station 2 Lobby
528 NW 1st Street, Fort Lauderdale 33311

Fire Station 35 Lobby
1969 East Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale 33308

City of Sunrise​, Sunrise Public Safety Building
10440 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, 33351​​

Johnson Street Utility Improvement Project in Hollywood

Johnson Street in Hollywood,FL

While living in South Florida, we do enjoy nice weather all year round. But we have to accept another fact that comes with it – because of the great weather, people can work outside all year round. That includes road construction work. Yes. Road construction here, South Florida, is happening all year round.

Johnson Street Utility Improvement Project is on the way in Hollywood, FL.

While driving through construction area, remember the people working on the road and be very cautious. The street work is temporally, and once it is done, the ride will on a newly paved street be nice and smooth.

Be patient. Traffic and bumps on the road are just temporally.

Sears Is Liquidating and Closing Some of the Stores

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Sears store

Sears Holdings Corp. announced that in order to strenghten capital position and focus on best stores, the company released a a list of 46 unprofitable stores all across 28 states that it will close in November 2018.

The number includes 33 Sears stores and 13 Kmart stores. The struggling department store chain said liquidation sales at the closing stores will begin as early as Aug. 30.

 

Out of 46 total stores closing, 3 of the stores are located in Florida:

  • Sears – 2266 University Square Mall, Tampa-University, FL
  • Sears – 1625 NW 107 Avenue, Doral-Miami, FL
  • Sears – Coastland Center, 2000 9th Street North, Naples, FL

 

Here you can find the list of all 46 stores that wil be closing in November 2018.

I have wrote a blog article about the stores that were closing last year.

Rain and Thunder Stay in South Florida

It is raining non-stop in South Florida for a few days. And it looks that rain and thunder is going to stay here.

Hurricane season is starting soon, but the rainy weather is already here.

When I was out in Davie earlier today, I had to go to one of the shops at the Tower Shops at the southeast corner of I-595 and University Drive. I was very surprised to see that whole parking lot flooded.

Here are the some pictures I took:

 

Parking lot flooding in Davie, FL (1)

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Hollywood Boulevard Road Construction Is Underway

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According to Florida Department of Transportation, Hollywood Boulevard is going to change a lot. The road construction affects the part of East Hollywood Boulevard, from the City Hall Circle to the Dixie Highway.

The work should be done in Summer 2019. Florida Department of Transportation has a big plan for this road. It includes:

“removing old asphalt, resurfacing the roadway, adding decorative lighting, widening sidewalks and adding decorative pattern, upgrading existing pedestrian signals to countdown timers, constructing new median with parallel parking, replacing the existing water main and connections at various cross streets, and upgrading signs and pavement markings to reflect the new roadway configuration as follows: two lanes in each direction throughout the entire corridor, a four-foot bike lane in each direction separated by a two-foot buffer throughout the entire corridor.”

When driving in the area, please be carefull and watch for construction people and vehicles.

And please, no speeding.

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