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Chip LaMarca of Lighthouse Point re-elected to County Commission

Chip LaMarca wins Broward County Commission again 2015
Congrats to Chip for winning in the recent election. His fresh approach to politics and vision for change is most welcome. Thanks for your hard work!

Official County Web page for Chip
http://www.broward.org/Commission/District4/Pages/Default.aspx

Chips campaign web site http://electchip.com/
Chips campaign facebook https://www.facebook.com/ElectChipLaMarca

Lighthouse Point Holiday Shopping – American Express Small Business Saturday

Shop and save with the American Express Small Business Saturday®, Nov 30. Small Business Saturday is a day to rally people nationwide to get out and Shop Small®. American Express has an interactive map to help American Express Card Members find and shop at small businesses. Card Members get an exclusive offer* redeemable only at qualifying American Express Card accepting small merchants that appear on the Small Business Saturday Map.

I don’t know what the deal is this year, but in prior years, I had customers get a $25 credit for shopping at my store. Pretty great deal for both parties. The entire amount was paid by American Express.

To be part of the offer, you must sign up by Nov 4 to be included on the map so Card Members know they can redeem the offer at your business on Small Business Saturday.
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Lighthouse Point Florida crime alerts

There was a great editorial from mayor Fred Schorr recently in a local magazine. One of the announcements was about the City of Lighthouse Point Crime Mapping, and the system to alert you to crimes that are happening in and around Lighthouse Point.

At CrimeReports.com homeowners can passively look at crime in the neighborhood by entering their address and then looking at the crime markers. City of Lighthouse Point Crime Mapping is made possible by our police department participating in the program to report crime data. If you have a computer mouse with a roller ball/ scroll button, after entering your address at crime reports, you can zoom in and out on the map just by using your mouse scroll button. The map also shows where registered sexual offenders live.

On that subject, I am relieved to learn that Troy Meixner, a registered sex offender formerly in the Marina Drive neighborhood, was INCARCERATED 12/2/09 with a Life Sentence. A list of Lighthouse Point registered sex offenders is on our local police web site. See http://police.lighthousepoint.com/. If you have kids, print the photo page and put it in your kitchen, maybe on an inside kitchen cabinet door, so you get familiar with them. You may think this is a bit much, but trust me, it’s not! The Lighthouse Point Police web page should not be relied upon for having the most up to date information. Use the link to the state maintained sex offenders list to search for any updates.

Another new service is automated alerts sent via email for certain types of crimes or investigations in progress. Ever wonder why there is a helicopter circling overhead? Now you can get proactive alerts. At crimealerts.com click on the orange “create alert/update” tab in the upper right and enter the requested information.