News Briefs

 Free Dental Service for School Children

NSU received a $75,000 grant to provide free dental services to 400 North Miami Beach elementary school children. The grant was received from the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Inc. to provide dental services to uninsured students from local elementary schools. The services will include comprehensive oral examinations, cleanings, fluoride application, sealants, and oral hygiene instructions. The services will begin this fall.


 NSU Supports Ovarian Cancer

NSU wants the NSU community to wear teal on on Sept. 7 to support National Ovarian Cancer Month. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), in 2012 22,280 women will be diagnosed and about 15,500 will die. By raising awareness about the symptoms, Ovarian Cancer can be diagnosed earlier and patients can receive proper treatment.


 First Friday Food Trucks at Flamingo Gardens

The gourmet food trucks are coming again for the First Friday Food Trucks at Flamingo Gardens, Sept. 7, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. There will be dozens of picnic tables in the courtyard. There’ll be free entry and parking. Food trucks for September include: Bamboo Noah’s, Big Ragu Truck, Cajun on the Go, Dolci Peccati Gelato, Fire Food, Mojo on the Go, etc. For a complete list and additional information visit


 More Red-Light Cameras Coming to Davie

Three more intersections in Davie will soon have red-light cameras. The town will begin a 30-day warning once the cameras are ready to capture photos and video of red-light runners. After that, fines of $158 will be mailed to the car’s registered owner.

 The cameras will be installed at the following intersections: northbound and southbound at University Drive and Stirling Road; westbound at Stirling Road and University Drive; eastbound and westbound at Stirling Road and Davie Road.


 Colombian Delegation Visits Oceanographic Center

Broward County is reaching out to foreign countries, in particular South America, to increase trade opportunities that will strengthen the economy, create jobs and increase prospects for local businesses. The county will welcome 10 Colombian mayors and delegates for the “Colombia Mayors” Business Mission on Sept. 9 – 13.

On Sept. 11, the delegation will head to the new NSU Oceanographic Center in Dania Beach for a business symposium, which is open to the public, beginning at 12:45 p.m.

In addition to business networking opportunities, panel discussions will focus on export/import, Free Trade Agreement with Colombia, market opportunities, business, finance, research parks and organizations that can assist both Colombian and Broward County businesses expanding into Broward County.


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