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Sun Sentinel: Anchor’s a way to celebrate New Year in Fort Lauderdale January 9, 2015

Sun Sentinel
By: Larry Barszewski
January 8, 2015

When 2016 arrives, it just might drop anchor in Fort Lauderdale.

While New York City has its crystal ball and Miami has its 35-foot neon “Big Orange,” Commissioner Dean Trantalis said Fort Lauderdale should embrace its nautical roots during its festive New Year’s Eve “ball drop.”

“We’re the sailing capital of the world,” Trantalis said. “We should light up an anchor.”

The idea was a hit with commissioners looking for unique ways to brand the city.

“That’s a pretty good idea,” Mayor Jack Seiler said. “Fort Lauderdale drops anchor.”

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