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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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Dragons & Drums is back at ArtsPark on Saturday

   HOLLYWOOD - May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and the City of Hollywood is celebrating with the popular Dragons & Drums show at the ArtsPark. This FREE annual celebration will feature the Ronin Taiko Drummers, Chinese Lion Dancers, Samoan Fire Dancers and more.  
   The talented performers will dazzle the audience with colorful and vibrant costumes, drumming and dancing.  Many of the entertainers are native to the South Pacific and are skilled in the unique art of Tahitian dance and drumming, the exciting Polynesian fire dance and the graceful and melodic movements of the Hawaiian hula.
    “Dragon and Drums is one of my favorite events of the year,” says Karl Chuck, ArtsPark Program & Events Manager.  “It’s a high energy, authentic, visually spectacular show that showcases Asian-Pacific American culture.”
There is an interactive portion of the show where the audience gets to join in on the fun. Ohana Arts started in Hollywood in 2000, and uses Hawaiian dance and music to provide cultural education and entertainment throughout South Florida.
    
The event will be held at the ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater, 1 Young Circle at US-1 and Hollywood Boulevard, Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.  Bring a blanket or beach chair for lawn seating.  For more information, visit www.hollywoodfl.org or call 954.921.3500.  Check out a video from last year’s show at www.hollywoodfl.org/dragons.

INFO BOX
Commission in the Community
City of Hollywood, District 4
Wednesday, May 11 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hollywood Hills High School Auditorium - 5400 Stirling Road

Quarterly “Commission in the Community” meetings give residents a chance to ask questions or share their concerns and suggestions with all members of the Hollywood City Commission in a less formal setting than a regular City Commission Meeting. Residents wishing to speak will be asked to fill out and turn in a speaker’s card prior to 7:00 p.m. Meet and Greet with pizza and soft drinks will be from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Open Forum with the Mayor and City Commission will start at 6:30 p.m. For additional information contact the Office of the Mayor and Commissioners at 954.921.3321.


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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.