Sunday, December 7, 2008

Eating out in Weston

stir_moonWeston offers the full gamut of culinary options. From fine Italian restaurants, Cuban cuisine, sushi and Thai(check out Stir Moon on Weston road for the best sushi and sashimi- photo right)to home-style burgers and fries and bona-fide sports bars, Weston residents needn’t leave the neighborhood to find a great meal.

stir_moonWeston ofrece la gama completa de opciones culinarias. De finos restaurantes italianos, cocina cubana, sushi y tailandesa (vea Stir Moon en Weston Road para el mejor sushi y sashimi – foto a la derecha) hasta las hamburguesas estilo en casa con papas fritas y las auténticas barras de deportes, los residentes de Weston no necesitan salir de la vecindad para encontrar una buena comida.


Fun in Weston

Many Weston neighborhoods provide scenic walkways along streets, with tree-lined sidewalks frequently populated by joggers, bikers and stroller-pushing parents. Several parks are provided for various types of fun and relaxation, from passive Peace Mound Park at Weston and Indian Trace roads — with a path-lined lake, benches, pavilions and playground, gentle hills and towering trees — to Tequesta Trace Park, dedicated to sports with baseball, softball, soccer and football fields, plus a roller rink and children’s playground, also on Indian Trace.

Heron Park, next to Country Isles Elementary, is devoted primarily to sports activities, while Village Park at Arvida Parkway and Country Isles Road is a playground.  Oscar Wind Park onPE00512_.WMF (6786 bytes) New River Circle in nearby Sunrise offers playground, ballfields and volleyball courts, while Markham Park, in nearby Sunrise at State Road 84 and Weston Road, is a full-scale county park with wilderness camping area, pools, and playgrounds. Favorite activities at Markham include the Target Range, Fox Observatory, and an area dedicated to model plane enthusiasts. There are also two boat ramps popular with Everglades fisherfolk, and jet skiers.


Several other neighborhoods boast their own small parks as well, including Windmill Ranches and Emerald Estates, the newly developed parcel south of Arvida Parkway. Gator Run Elementary and Eagle Point Elementary both have neighborhood sports parks as well.


Weston Regional Park is now in full swing, offering several baseball fields, hockey rinks and basketball courts as well as soccer and football fields. The park is the new home to the



West Broward YMCA. The soccer fields are home to the Weston Soccer Club (http://www.westonsoccer.net/)  A concession stand and tot lot provide everything but shade at this sports park on the edge of the Everglades at 20200 Saddle Club Road.

For a great link to a brochure put out by the City of Weston click here!



The local movie theater, Weston8 is a great little theater to see new releases, also nearby is: the 20-screen Muvico to the south in Davie at Sheridan and I75, and another mega-theater just northeast of Weston at Sawgrass Mills Mall. A $5 theater can be found about five miles east at Nob Hill Road and State Road 84.

Weston residents can join the Athletic Club for fitness facilities, located at the Weston Community Center which also offers interesting classes in a variety of subjects ranging from drama to computers, plus pool, tennis courts, and band shell.   A bit northwest finds The Bonaventure Town Center, which offers pools, indoor skating rink, fitness center, racquetball and tennis courts plus meeting rooms. Cliff Drysdale’s Weston Tennis Center can be found at Bonaventure Boulevard and Racquet Club Road.


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Many Weston neighborhoods provide scenic walkways along streets, with tree-lined sidewalks frequently populated by joggers, bikers and stroller-pushing parents. Several parks are provided for various types of fun and relaxation, from passive Peace Mound Park at Weston and Indian Trace roads — with a path-lined lake, benches, pavilions and playground, gentle hills and towering trees — to Tequesta Trace Park, dedicated to sports with baseball, softball, soccer and football fields, plus a roller rink and children’s playground, also on Indian Trace.


Heron Park, next to Country Isles Elementary, is devoted primarily to sports activities, while Village Park at Arvida Parkway and Country Isles Road is a playground.  Oscar Wind Park onPE00512_.WMF (6786 bytes) New River Circle in nearby Sunrise offers playground, ballfields and volleyball courts, while Markham Park, in nearby Sunrise at State Road 84 and Weston Road, is a full-scale county park with wilderness camping area, pools, and playgrounds. Favorite activities at Markham include the Target Range, Fox Observatory, and an area dedicated to model plane enthusiasts. There are also two boat ramps popular with Everglades fisherfolk, and jet skiers.


Several other neighborhoods boast their own small parks as well, including Windmill Ranches and Emerald Estates, the newly developed parcel south of Arvida Parkway. Gator Run Elementary and Eagle Point Elementary both have neighborhood sports parks as well.


Weston Regional Park is now in full swing, offering several baseball fields, hockey rinks and basketball courts as well as soccer and football fields. The park is the new home to the


West Broward YMCA. The soccer fields are home to the Weston Soccer Club (http://www.westonsoccer.net/)  A concession stand and tot lot provide everything but shade at this sports park on the edge of the Everglades at 20200 Saddle Club Road.


For a great link to a brochure put out by the City of Weston click here!


The local movie theater, Weston8 is a great little theater to see new releases, also nearby is: the 20-screen Muvico to the south in Davie at Sheridan and I75, and another mega-theater just northeast of Weston at Sawgrass Mills Mall. A $5 theater can be found about five miles east at Nob Hill Road and State Road 84.


    Weston residents can join the Athletic Club for fitness facilities, located at the Weston Community Center which also offers interesting classes in a variety of subjects ranging from drama to computers, plus pool, tennis courts, and band shell.   A bit northwest finds The Bonaventure Town Center, which offers pools, indoor skating rink, fitness center, racquetball and tennis courts plus meeting rooms. Cliff Drysdale’s Weston Tennis Center can be found at Bonaventure Boulevard and Racquet Club Road.


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In the mood to relax??

bonaventure_poolIn the mood to relax?? Check out the newly renovated 48,000 sq/ft Elizabeth Arden Red Door Lifestyle Spa at the gorgeously redone Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Resort. The resort has a sumptuous tropical pool and 2 top rated 18 hole golf courses.

Weston’s business community has grown dramatically as well, helped along, no doubt by the tireless efforts of the Weston Chamber of Commerce, whose purpose is to help build and strengthen the underlying economic fabric of the community. Headed by President Jack Miller, the organization boasts more than 600 members at this time. Miller has helped several businesses make the decision to select a Weston address.

Other businesses anchoring the Weston Parks of Commerce along Arvida Parkway are Levi Strauss, Nabisco and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, which has a satelitte office and distribution center here.  The United States Post Office and the Broward County Library also have Weston Branches.


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bonaventure_poolIn the mood to relax?? Check out the newly renovated 48,000 sq/ft Elizabeth Arden Red Door Lifestyle Spa at the gorgeously redone Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Resort. The resort has a sumptuous tropical pool and 2 top rated 18 hole golf courses.


    Weston’s business community has grown dramatically as well, helped along, no doubt by the tireless efforts of the Weston Chamber of Commerce, whose purpose is to help build and strengthen the underlying economic fabric of the community. Headed by President Jack Miller, the organization boasts more than 600 members at this time. Miller has helped several businesses make the decision to select a Weston address.


    Other businesses anchoring the Weston Parks of Commerce along Arvida Parkway are Levi Strauss, Nabisco and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, which has a satelitte office and distribution center here.  The United States Post Office and the Broward County Library also have Weston Branches.[/lang_en]




Shopping Primer

Basic needs can be met quickly at several Weston shopping centers, some anchored by a supermarket. Publix can be found at Country Isles Plaza on Weston Road, which also hosts an Eckerd’s Drugs, Ace Hardware, several restaurants, salons and specialty shops.

Another Publix/Eckerd’s center is located at Indian Trace and Saddleclub roads.The new Weston Commons is a high end beautiful, Publix anchored life style center completed in 2005. It includes both national and local retailer including many restaurants, boutiques, speciality, and service providers.
Walgreens is always busy at Bonaventure Boulevard just south of Arvida Parkway(renamed Royal Palm Boulevard). Two Blockbuster video stores, two Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Parlors and a Dairy Queen, and let’s not forget Ben and Bob’s Gourmet Market to add that special touch to favorite recipes — everything within a few moments reach.
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Las necesidades básicas se pueden resolver rápidamente en los diversos centros de compras de Weston, algunos anclados por un supermercado. Publix puede ser encontrado en la plaza Country Isles en Weston Road que además alberga la farmacia CVS. Ace Hardware (ferretería), varios restaurantes, salones y tiendas de especialidad.

Otro centro Publix/CVS se encuentra localizado en el cruce de las calles Indian Trace y Saddleclub. El nuevo Weston Commons es un hermoso centro comercial y de estilo de vida de alta calidad anclado por Publix y completado en el 2005. Este incluye a minoristas tanto nacionales como locales, restaurantes, tiendas de moda, especialidades y abastecedores de servicios.

Walgreen’s se mantiene siempre ocupado en la calle Town Center Road justo al sur de Arvida Parkway (cuyo nombre ha sido cambiado a Royal Palm Boulevard). Dos tiendas de video Blockbuster, dos heladerías Baskin-Robbins y un Dairy Queen, más Ben & Bob’s Gourmet Market para añadir ese toque especial a sus recetas favoritas – todo a su alcance en solo momentos.


Religious Institutions

Representing a diverse blend of cultures from around the world, Weston is host to a wide variety of religious institutions. Many congregations began meeting as small groups in living rooms, schools and strip center storefronts.  One church grew so quickly, it's members convened at the local movie theater for services each week before a house of worship could be built.  Orthodox congregations, interdenominational and non-denominational groups can all be found in or near Weston.

Perhaps thanks to its extremely diverse population, Weston residents have learned to work and live together quite comfortably. Members of the B'hai faith have organized a Unity in Diversity group which meets regularly and plans social events to help neighbors get to know and appreciate one another's differences. B'Nai Aviv and First Baptist congregations share a parking lot -- and sometimes help each other out by sharing synagogue and church when worship services overflow.



For Catholics, Westonians can be a part of the growing community at St. Katharine Drexel church, where Masses are offered in Spanish and English.[lang_en]Representing a diverse blend of cultures from around the world, Weston is host to a wide variety of religious institutions. Many congregations began meeting as small groups in living rooms, schools and strip center storefronts.  One church grew so quickly, it's members convened at the local movie theater for services each week before a house of worship could be built.  Orthodox congregations, interdenominational and non-denominational groups can all be found in or near Weston.

Perhaps thanks to its extremely diverse population, Weston residents have learned to work and live together quite comfortably. Members of the B'hai faith have organized a Unity in Diversity group which meets regularly and plans social events to help neighbors get to know and appreciate one another's differences. B'Nai Aviv and First Baptist congregations share a parking lot -- and sometimes help each other out by sharing synagogue and church when worship services overflow.


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Friday, December 5, 2008

Weston Town Center is always bustling

Town Center at Town Center Road between Royal Palm Boulevard (formerly Arvida Parkway) and Bonaventure Boulevard, is a retail and business center similar to Mizner Park in Boca Raton, where visitors can walk to their destination amid esplanades, fauna, and fountains, creating an upscale ambiance to match the upscale shops and restaurants. See more at Weston Town Center.Un Town Center en la calle Town Center Road entre Arvida Parkway y Bonaventure Boulevard, es un centro de negocios y ventas al por menor similar al Mizner Park en Boca Raton, donde sus visitantes se estacionan en las cercanías del centro y caminan hacia su destino en medio de un paseo repleto de plantas y fuentes, creando un ambiente elegante en harmonía con las elegantes tiendas y restaurantes. Vea más en Weston Town Center