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SPOTLIGHT ON HOLLYWOOD


A AHollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

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Increasing The GREEN for Hollywood's David Park Community Center

Hollywood - David Park just got a little greener, thanks to a group of volunteers from the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA). Last month, FNGLA members from chapters across the state spent an afternoon planting a new entrance landscape, playground perimeter hedge and 2 new canopy trees outside the David Park Community Center in Hollywood. The volunteer project kicked off the 2017 FNGLA Convention, as volunteers moved and installed plants, weeded, mulched and generously donated their time to beautify David Park.

FNGLA President Robert Shoelson had a vision to improve a property where kids can experience the benefits of a well-planned, sustainable landscape. David Park was selected from more than 22 service centers and facilities in south Florida that serve children and special needs populations.
When the volunteers finished the project, they got to enjoy watching dozens of kids returning from a summer camp field trip, as they were greeted by the new landscape. Excitement was felt by all, and lots of smiles were shared.

A number of organizations worked together to complete this project. The City of Hollywood assisted with site preparation, the Kiwanis Club of Hollywood provided refreshments and the Hollywood Hills Civic Association offered community support. FNGLA members who donated generously for the project were: Lukes Landscaping with removals and site preparation and irrigation system upgrades needed to meet WaterStar principles, Getting Green located and delivered the plants, and Earth Advisors provided Landscape Design and Project Management.
These improvements have transformed David Park with a beautiful, sustainable landscape that visitors and program participants will enjoy for years to come.


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City of Hollywood Police Memorial Dedication
The Hollywood Police Department will dedicate a new police memorial to the six courageous officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty since the City’s founding in 1926.  The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Hollywood Police Department at 3250 Hollywood Boulevard.
The Hollywood Police Memorial features six Officer Podiums to individually honor each fallen officer.  Installed in each officer’s podium is a photo along with a plaque with silver-colored raised lettering, a silver-colored badge and a silver-colored patch. There is also a Main Podium adorned with an aluminum plaque that matches each officer’s plaque.
The six officers whose 
service and sacrifice are 
honored by the memorial include:
Officer Owen Coleman (09-1925 to 01-25-1926) was one of the first men hired when the newly formed City was establishing the police department.  Officer Coleman was killed in a shootout in Davie in January of 1926.  Most news accounts of his death were destroyed in the hurricane of 1926. In the early 1990s, an historian of South Florida Police Officers killed in the line of duty discovered records of his death.  Officer Henry T. Minard (9-6-1971 to 11-18-1972) was killed in the line of duty on November 18, 1972.  Officer Minard was answering a silent holdup alarm at a jewelry store and interrupted a robbery in progress.  He was fatally shot by the robber. 
Officer Byron W. Riley (10-11-1971 to 8-30-1973) and Phillip C. Yourman (10-11-1971 to 8-30-1973) began a pursuit of a strong-arm robbery suspect vehicle.  As they sped through a quiet residential neighborhood, the police vehicle struck a tree and they both were fatally injured. 
Officer Frankie Shivers (12-20-1981 to 9-6-1982) lost her life while responding as a back-up to a car accident. This bizarre incident began with a traffic stop by another officer, John Lunney.  While writing the citation, another car slammed into Lunney's police cruiser, hurling him onto the roof of the vehicle he had stopped. The vehicle causing the crash burst into and Officer Shivers attempted to rescue the woman in the burning vehicle. The female driver grabbed Officer Shivers, revolver and shot her several times. 
Officer Alex Del Rio (4-12-99 to 2-22-08) is the City of Hollywood’s most recent fallen officer.  Officer Del Rio was conducting traffic enforcement on Sheridan Street on the evening of February 22, 2008.  In an attempt to stop a speeding motorist, he was involved in a motor vehicle crash and lost his life.
For more information, please call the Hollywood Police Department, 954.967.4371.