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Dania Beach CRA Launches Free Job Training Opportunities Resource Fair

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:10am

Dania Beach, FL – On Tuesday August 8th from 9AM – Noon, interested participants will discover a pathway to the job of their dreams at a free Dania Beach Training Fair, with representatives present to discuss the many free and paid training opportunities available. Training is open to anyone aged 17 or older. No previous experience is necessary.

“Dania Beach will create upwards of 4,000 new jobs over the next 24 months and, given Broward County’s low unemployment rate, this represents a unique opportunity for unemployed or underemployed persons to get good paying jobs,” said Dan Murphy, economic development manager. “Training and career education is available from many sources, which we are excited to offer for free at the upcoming fair.”

Highlights include:

  • Meet representatives of OIC, CareerSource, Sheridan Technical and Broward College as well as companies hiring today.

  • Opportunities exist in construction, retail trade, certified office worker disciplines, marine and other skills!

  • Some programs may include transportation, day care assistance for parents or paid apprenticeships.

Interested persons should call or e-mail Dan Murphy to make an appointment and schedule their meeting with counselors and companies. Contact Information: 954 924-6801 ex. 3667 or dmurphy@daniabeachfl.gov with your name, contact information and the kind of training you are interested in.

DANIA BEACH ANNOUNCES NEW ART DISPLAY IN CITY HALL ATRIUM FEATURING ARTIST ANA MARIA AGUERREVERE

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 4:07pm

Dania Beach, FL: Visitors to Dania Beach City Hall may notice new colorful and brightworks of art hanging in the atrium: a series of paintings transmitting realism using bright colorsand the contrast of lights and shadows are on display. The current showing at City Hall in the Atrium Gallery showcases works of art created by Ana Maria Aguerrevere.  This gallery is open during City hours and is free and accessible to the public. An open reception will be held onSaturday June 24th from 2PM – 4PM with an opportunity to meet the artist and members of the Dania Beach Creative Arts Council with light refreshments being served.

The City Hall Atrium Art Gallery is a project of the Dania Beach Creative Arts Council.  Led by Henriette "Kitte" Arnold, Chair and volunteer curator of the gallery, the Council raised money to purchase the hardware to transform what once served as a bare bones lobby into a public gallery with revolving exhibits in the atrium at City Hall, located at 100 West Dania Beach Blvd.  The Council featured several different displays from local artists and the response from the public and the city hall staffers has been very positive. “I am so excited to have this space to share local artistic talent to the community of Dania Beach. Art is inspiring and important – it is essential to the human spirit,” states Kitte.

About the artist:

Ana Maria has an impressive resume with 30 years of academic studies and practicalexperience, ranging from music and art to interior design and architecture. She studied at BrivilAcademy of Design and at the Central University of Venezuela. She has a degree in Interior Design and Architecture.

“I am the fourth in a family of seven children, and grew up surrounded by art. I have always considered my parents, who are very good artists, to be the best art teachers I could ever have,” states Aguerrevere.

She has two passions, music and painting; she sings in two choirs Amazonia Vocal Ensemble and St Katharine Drexel, and paints in Studio 18 in the Pines and teaches at The Art Institute of Weston.

Ana Maria is an artist who developed her own style. She dedicates her time to making and selling corporate gifts and useful objects using her paintings as part of her designs. She has worked with watercolors, pastels, graphite and acrylics. But, at the present time, oil is her favorite technique.

Her exhibitions have taken place in many locations, including Caracas, Venezuela; New York; and South Florida. She has also participated in different shows, including lnvedin in 1995-2000, the Art Show in New York in 2007, The Art Walk in Weston in 2008-16, The Art festival at Pembroke Pines 2011-17, Art Fest in Boca Raton 2011-12, Mainsail at St Petersburg 2012-15, Maitland at Orlando 2013-16, Santa Fe College Art Festival at Gainesville 2014-16 and others, winning several awards. Exhibitions in the Art Institute of Weston and Studio 18 in the Pines 2010-17.

She is currently teaching Drawing and Painting from beginning to advanced level.

Stay tuned for future revolving art displays at the Dania Beach City Hall Atrium. ​

Earth Day At The PATCH

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 12:31pm

Dania Beach, FL (Saturday, April 16, 2016) - Join us at the Dania Beach PATCH (People's Access To Community Horticulture) as we join with the Dan Marino Foundation, the Humana Foundation, friends of the Dania Beach Library, the YMCA of South Florida and other community partners in celebrating Earth Day! In addition to the Farmers Market featuring fresh locally grown produce and family friendly fun, the Memorial Healthcare System will be available to provide FREE Blood Pressure Checks!

Special thanks to the Humana Foundation who will be presenting the Broward Regional Health Planning Council with a grant for $150,000 to provide Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management Programs led by Healthy Community Zone Partners and the YMCA-of South Florida.

"Earth Day reminds us to take care of all of those things that keep us, our families, our worksites, our communities and our world, healthy," said Michael De Lucca, President and CEO of BRHPC. "The support of the Humana Foundation will help ensure our communities' health as we work to prevent chronic conditions and diseases."

Some of the fun family-friendly activities include a scavenger hunt, ladybug release, arts and crafts for the kids, farm activities and Go, Slow, Whoa games. The Market is open for customers to purchase locally grown produce and a barbecue lunch. As always SNAP/EBT holders enjoy 50% savings on all Florida produce purchases. Additionally, there will be awareness raising information about Autism, ways to eat healthy and be active at The PATCH, and new free programs at CW Thomas Parks for Diabetes Prevention and Diabetes Self-management.

Thank you to all of our partners for working together for a healthier Broward!

Date Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Location The Dania Beach PATCH
1201 West Dania Beach PATCH
Dania Beach, FL 33004