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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'


38th Annual Waterway Cleanup In Hollywood

Hundreds of volunteers will take to the water and shoreline next weekend as part of the Broward County Waterway Cleanup

HOLLYWOOD - Established more than 30 years ago, the Broward County Waterway Cleanup is an annual grassroots “spring cleaning” event that draws hundreds of volunteers to sites across Broward County to remove trash and debris from local waterways.
   This year’s waterway cleanup is set for Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. In Hollywood, groups will gather at the Hollywood Marina, 700 Polk Street (Water Access); Holland Park, 801 Johnson Street (Boat Ramp Access); Rotary Park, 3150 Taft Street (Land Access); or Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan Street (Land Access Only).  Each year, hundreds of volunteers in Hollywood get on their boats or walk along the shoreline and canal banks to collect trash from local waterways, then celebrate with an after party.  
The Annual Waterway Cleanup takes place county-wide and is the largest and longest-running environmental event in Broward. It is organized by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF). In 2014, nearly 1,700 volunteers of all ages worked at 30 locations across the county to remove 17.9 tons of trash and debris from our waterways, rivers and canals. For information on the 38th Annual Waterway Cleanup in Hollywood, call the Hollywood Marina at 954.921.3035.

   The City of Hollywood is proud to announce the Hollywood Retail Academy, a comprehensive training and certification for people wishing to start a career in retail and other industries that value customer service skills! The curriculum is intended for entry-level to supervisory retail job seekers or current retail employees looking to take their careers to the next level. Eligible candidates will have the opportunity to learn through an interactive, instructor-led curriculum that challenges them to apply new information to group discussions, exercises, case studies, and projects.
   The Hollywood Retail Academy is an income-driven program funded by Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and is available only to City of Hollywood residents. Interested applicants will be required to complete a formal household income certification to determine eligibility. Space is limited. Please contact the City of Hollywood Department of Community & Economic Development promptly to begin the eligibility process.

(SEE PHOTO Caption:  Hundreds of volunteers will take to the water and shoreline next weekend as part of the Broward County Waterway Cleanup)

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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.