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Lifeguarding Course–Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

Looking for a rewarding job?  Sign up for a Lifeguarding Course! Registration is now open at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center.  Call the Aquatics Office at 843-918-2280 for more information. All candidates must pass a pre-swim test and meet all financial and practical aspects of the class to receive certification.  Space is limited, so preregistration is required. Lifeguard Classes:  December 27 through January 3, 2014  

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Broward County, Florida, Calendar of Events

October 2013 Find It All – At a Broward County Park Tuesday, October 1 ADULT BOWLING Strikers Family Sports Center (Sunrise) For adults with developmental disabilities. 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. $5.50 includes two games and shoes. For individuals with developmental disabilities. Participants will socialize and bowl two games to improve and maintain their bowling skills. Preregistration is required. For more information, call the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170. BROADVIEW CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEETING Sunview Park (Fort Lauderdale) For all ages 7:30 … Continue reading

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When School Goes In, Seasonal Help Goes Out

Celebrate seasonal workers - and keep 'em coming back for more!
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School will be starting this month and while stay-at-home parents may be celebrating, parks and rec departments are lamenting the exodus of seasonal help as high school and college students – and teachers – head back to the classrooms. Think about it; what would parks and rec departments do without that extra influx of staff to accommodate the expansion of youth programs for the summer season? From camp counselors and interns to extra help with maintenance and field preparations, seasonal … Continue reading

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Slow and steady wins the race, but it can be hard to do.

“It’s beautiful, Joe,” I said. “God bless you guys in this new home.” He acted indifferent and sort of shrugged his shoulders as he gazed up at his sky lights. “Yeah, I always wanted to build. I wanted my house, my way, you know?” I nodded. I always wanted the same thing but it was expensive. I could afford a mortgage and I loved the home we’d picked out as newlyweds but no, we didn’t have the money to build … Continue reading

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End of Innocence

What's Wrong With This Picture? Absolutely nothing.

Yeah – we were teenagers and most people that observed us do the crazy things we did always said that, “Well, they’re teenagers, what do you expect?” But it wasn’t until I was fathering teenagers that the “demarcation point” became so obvious. Where the day came that young adults were expected to do things a little better, a little more adult-themed, a little less oblivious; and it wasn’t until recently that I became aware of just how sad that moment … Continue reading

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