BIG SALE APRIL 18-19 COOPER CITY ANTIQUE MALL

BIG SALE WEEKEND – APRIL 18-19.  coffeepot1

25% OFF ANYTHING PRICED $25 OR HIGHER (EXCLUDING “FIRM” OR “SALE” ITEMS) AT THE SML BOOTH IN COOPER CITY ANTIQUE MALL.

ALL OTHER VENDORS OFFERING 10-50% OFF THROUGHOUT THE MALL.

FREE REFRESHMENTS – COME JOIN THE FUN.
9800 GRIFFIN ROAD, COOPER CITY
NE CORNER OF PALM AVENUE AND GRIFFIN ROAD BEHIND AND TO THE RIGHT OF DUNKIN DONUTS.

SATURDAY 10-6, SUNDAY 12-5. DON’T MISS IT – WE ONLY DO IT 4 X A YEAR. ITEMS SHOWN IN PHOTOS SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. WHEN THEY’RE GONE, THEY’RE GONE.

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Free Pet Micro-Chip Event in Cooper City April 25

BSO will hold its annual “Chip-a-Pet” event onvictor Saturday, April 25th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cooper City residents will be able to get their dogs and cats microchipped free of charge. The event will take place at the BSO Cooper City District Office, located at 10580 Stirling Road.

To learn more click here.

If you find a lost pet or yours goes missing, along with checking Animal Control and/or shelters, be sure to post photos and information on social media including Lost Dog South Florida on Facebook. The more eyes on the lookout, the better.

Cooper City Commission Sinks to New Low

City Commission or Condo Board? So much for doubling the commissioner’s salary to elevate the level of discussion and professionalism. Posted without further comment. Feel free to post your thoughts.

March 24th commission meeting disrupted

NO ANIMALS IN COOPER CITY PARKS

This was passed unanimously by the commission. The signs are relatively new, at least in Ted Ferone Park. How do you feel about it? Is the law being observed? I see people with dogs walk right past the sign into the park, some of the dogs doing their business without it being disposed of. Is this a “paper law” not to be enforced? If so, what’s the point of having it?

Presumably the ordinance doesn’t include noanimalssquirrels, birds, lizards, burrowing owls and such, just dogs and maybe cats.

Here is the ordinance:
(g)   Animals and pets:
      (1)   a.   No animals or pets of any kind are permitted in city parks, except that dogs shall be permitted in areas specifically designated for dog use by the posting of a sign. Dogs shall not be allowed to run loose, but shall at all times be restrained or kept on a leash of not more than six (6) feet in length;*
         b.   This subsection shall not apply to the following:
            i.   Service animals, as defined in Section 413.08(1)(d), Florida Statutes, and as used in accordance with the provisions of Section 413.08, Florida Statutes;
            ii.   Horses or dogs used by a law enforcement officer or park watchman in the performance of their duties; and
            iii.   Animals or fowl kept by the department of recreation or under its direction.

Here is the definition of an ADA Certified service animal:
Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

Personalized Service at Cooper City TRUE VALUE

If you’re tired of aimlessly wandering the canyons of your local big-box home improvement store, try the new Cooper City True Value. tv3They seem to have about 90% of what I typically need and it’s convenient. Not only that, you get personalized service instead of hopelessly and vainly searching for an blue or orange-clad employee at the mega stores.

Owners Russ and Ernie both demonstrated excellent customer service skills while I was there, patiently helping a female customer with multiple hardware needs, and helping me find parts to restore my antique tripods. Parts, I might add that were out of stock at the big-box store in spite of their massive-ness.

If you need hardware of any kind, give True Value a try – they have all kinds of nuts, bolts, screws, connectors, clips, t-nuts… the list goes on, and they’re all organized and easy to find. I saw plenty of PVC pipe supplies, paint and tv2painting supplies, ladders, mowers, power tools, door hardware, barbeque items, saw blades, electrical supplies, cleaning supplies, pet supplies, and a whole lot more. Like I said, 90% of the time, these are the types of items I need, and at True Value, you can get immediate help, find what you want, and be on your way. I thought the prices were very reasonable.tv1

Save some shoe leather… try the new True Value. It’s located in the old Blockbuster store location at Hiatus and Sheridan. Look for the grand opening event February 6 through the 8th, including buy one, get one free on EasyCare paint, a fun treasure hunt, register to win prizes, and a spin-to-win game. The ribbon cutting was held at 1 PM on February 7th with Mayor Ross and commissioners in attendance.

Mayor Ross leads the ribbon cutting at True Value.

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New Playground at Ted Ferone Park Set to Open (NOW OPEN)

Ted Ferone Park Cooper City New Playground

Finishing up the mulching at the new playground as a final step to completion.

Children in the Cooper Village area will soon enjoy the brand new playground at Ted Ferone Park, located at 106th Avenue and 51st Street. The old playground was recently removed and quickly replaced with a great new facility. The last details are being completed now. The playground includes several slides, a circular monkey-bars, a rock climbing wall, and a huge shade canopy. Go see it, and enjoy it, soon!

Trader Joe’s – Budget/Gourmet With a ’60’s Vibe.

First visit to Trader Joe’s (11960 Pines Blvd). 20141222_141836Not exactly what I expected, kind of a cozy ’60’s beach/drive-in vibe with bright colors, plus light wood decor and checkout stands instead of a big warehouse, and great prices on most stuff.

Almost everything is “Trader Joe’s” brand, and as you’ve heard, their wine selection is good-sized and well priced. A few item samples: $1.99 for a half-gallon of OJ, $1.79 for a dozen eggs, $2.49 for the large bags of multi-grain tortilla or ridged potato chips, $2.99 for their house brand 20141222_133915Merlot and White Zindandel (and other varietals), pure grade-A maple syrup at $5.49,  EV Olive Oil (33 oz. size) for just $7.99. I’m told by the expert that those are good prices. Trader Joe’s has plenty of imported cheeses, a good selection of nice, flash-frozen fish, small-batch craft beer, fresh produce, a nice assortment of frozen convenience foods, and much more.20141222_133746 It’s a budget-gourmet place combined with a small-town grocery store feel. The staff is friendly and helpful plus they empty your cart and bag your stuff for you; all you do is watch and pay.

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