Local News and Things to Do in Davie Florida

As a longtime Davie REALTOR® and resident, I enjoy helping people discover Davie, Florida and all that it has to offer.  This post includes a few news items that will give you a feel for the community and information about Davie’s 4th of July Family Fun Day to help you make holiday plans early!

Special Needs Kids Blossom at Bob Roth’s New River Groves

Bob Roth’s New River Groves has been a landmark in Davie for about 50 years.  The fresh Florida fruit and food stand, located on Griffin Road, is a favorite of locals.  A friend of Roth’s and an amateur gardener, Steven Wain, got the idea to use the space behind the food stand to get special needs kids involved in gardening.

Wain started the group called Horticultural Therapy a couple years ago with a small group of kids from the Broward Academy School for Special Needs.  Today, he works with 25 students from four schools. The kids grow mangoes, papayas, green beans, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, mint and oregano.  They sell their produce at fundraisers and take some home to their families.

The kids love coming to the garden and seeing the results of their efforts.  Teachers are enthusiastic, too. They see the kids increasing their self-confidence, taking responsibility, and learning new things.

Carnival Cruise Lines Love Davie

For the past three years, Carnival Cruise Lines has been building a 44,500 square foot rehearsal studio in Davie. The facility, called Carnival Studios, was completed, and last month more than 500 of Carnival’s performers gathered to rehearse new shows they’ll perform on Carnival’s fleet of 25 cruise ships.

The facility includes eight music studios, five dance studios and offices.  It will act as the creative development hub for Carnival’s entertainment department.  This home base will give them a place to work with top Broadway talent, and headliners from London’s West End and Las Vegas, to name just a few.  They’ll be working on designing innovative new ways to provide shipboard entertainment.

And, I have to believe that the new studio will have a positive impact on Davie’s local economy, too!

Davie-FL.gov Gets a Facelift

If you haven’t visited Davie’s website lately, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.  They gave the site a facelift and it looks great.  You can sign up to be notified about solicitation notices if you want to do business with the city, or information concerning things like special events, sports and general announcements.  You can also sign up for Alerts related to road closures and notices about hurricanes and tropical storms.

There’s a lot of information for Davie residents that you may find useful, such as information about city departments and services, and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.

Join in for the Town of Davie Independence Day Celebration!

Independence Day is right around the corner.  The town of Davie holds a Family Fun Day on July 4th at Pine Island Park.  There will be special events at the Pine Island Pool throughout the day.  Other activities include rides, craft displays, a petting zoo, face painters, live music and much more! The fireworks display will begin around 9 p.m.

You can also support the Town of Davie clothing, Shoes and Textile Recycling Program by bringing plastic bags to the event and drop them in the recycling truck.  The Program is helping the Town with its commitment to being environmentally friendly, and it helps fund local nonprofits.


If you’re thinking of buying or selling homes in Davie Florida and the surrounding areas, the Teri Arbogast Team is always there to assist.  We’re local experts who can help you whether you’re a first-time home buyer or looking for a luxury home in Davie.  Call us at 954-242-8030 or send an email for the professional help you need to make your next real estate transaction a rousing success!

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