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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'



 The 6th Annual Cardboard Boat Race

   HOLLYWOOD - Ladies and gentlemen, start your paddles! It’s time for the City of Hollywood’s 6th annual Cardboard Boat Race!  On Saturday, October 18 a crowd will gather at the Hollywood Marina, 700 Polk Street, to cheer on racers as they paddle across the waters of North Lake in their cardboard creations.  

   Teams will go head-to-head to compete for the traditional first, second and third place trophies, as well as “Most Spectacular Sinking,” “Most Creative Design” and “People’s Choice”.  Besides the race, there will be marine-themed children’s activities by Funky Fish, an exuberant performance from the Mocoko Jumbie Junkanoo Band, and delicious food and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase by Capone’s Flicker Lite.

   There’s still time to take part in the boat building - get your team together and sign up today! Boats may be built ahead of time or on-site.  The marina supplies cardboard for teams that choose to build their boats on-site and teams bring the paint, duct tape, creativity and manpower.  On-site boat building begins at 8 a.m. and must be completed by noon.  Once all the cardboard vessels are constructed, the test of each team’s handiwork begins.  The racing of the cardboard boats begins at 1 p.m. and continues until the last boat finishes or the crew is rescued. 

   The annual cardboard boat races celebrate Hollywood’s waterways, marine lifestyle and the environment.  The Hollywood Marina has won several awards from the state of Florida and marine organizations in the past few years for its cleanliness and the quality of its waterways.  The marina provides dock space, fuel and pump-out services and features boat launch ramp facilities.  The marina is open for vessels docking at the facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week.



    For registration and information, call the Hollywood Marina office at 954.921.3035 or visit

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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.