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Sears To Close in Coral Springs Mall

February 20, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The Sears store at the Coral Square Mall will be closing in early April, employees said.

Signs all over the store announced the closing: “EVERYTHING MUST GO” and “NOTHING HELD BACK.”

The store has about 75 workers, employees said.

Hundreds of Sears stores have been closing in the past few years across the nation. In November, Sears’ ...

Coral Springs Influencer: Aimee Tarte, Owner of Lady and The Mug

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Halfway through telling a story about helping homeless people on Christmas Eve, the owner of the popular Lady and The Mug pauses to focus on a customer walking in.

“Hello. Welcome,” Aimee Tarte shouts across her crowded specialty coffee café in Coral Springs.

And then Tarte gets back to describing her annual “Santa Claus For a Cause” ...

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Plans to Open in Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - A medical marijuana dispensary is moving ahead with plans to open a shop on University Drive in Coral Springs.

Fluent Cannabis Care won approval from the Coral Springs City Commission in October to open up a new dispensary at 1406 North University Drive and recently submitted plans for permitting to remodel the inside of the store, which was once a mattress store.

The ...

Coral Springs and Parkland Honored at Panthers Hockey Game

February 15, 2020

The lights went dark at the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Saturday and then the arena lit up with thousands of cell phone lights as a tribute to the 17 students and employees killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy.  

The poignant moment of silence came at the beginning of the Florida Panthers Territory Takeover Nights highlighting Coral Springs and Parkland a day ...

Sunday: Monks To Destroy Intricate Sand Design at Coral Springs Museum of Art

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – All this week, the visiting Tibetan Buddhist monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery have slowly built a sand mandala as part of their visit to Coral Springs Museum of Art in Coral Springs.

The intricate construction of the mandala -- made out of millions of colored grains of sand and laid out in patterns and diagrams representing sacred textual Buddhist imagery ...

Florida Panthers to honor Coral Springs and Parkland on Saturday

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Coral Springs and Parkland will be highlighted at the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Saturday at 4 p.m. during the Florida Panthers Territory Takeover Nights.

While the Panthers take the ice against the Edmonton Oilers, Coral Springs and Parkland residents can enjoy special discounts on food and drink concessions, including domestic beer for residents age 21 and up. To ...

Our Most Viewed Stories From The Past Week

February 23, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - There was a lot of going on in Coral Springs last week. Here are some of TAPinto Coral Springs’ most viewed articles: 

Human interest:

Coral Springs Influencer: Aimee Tarte, Owner of Lady and the Mug.

Meet Your Coral Springs Neighbor: Julian Cortes, Restaurant Owner With Big Heart

Government:

Cornerstone Project Passed Major Step in Coral ...

Coral Springs and Parkland Students Earn College Board Opportunity Scholarships

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Nine students attending Coral Springs and Parkland high schools have earned College Board Opportunity Scholarships, Broward County Public Schools announced this week.

The new national scholarship program, which the public school district is a part of, rewards students for planning and preparing for college. The program guides students through the college planning ...

Debate Clubs Expanding In Coral Springs Elementary Schools

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If standing in front of strangers and debating the merits of old laws scares you, imagine doing that at age nine or 10.

A dozen fourth and fifth graders at Park Springs Elementary in Coral Springs are taking on that challenge as members of the school’s debate team. At a young age, they are learning the skills of lawyers, legislators, and judges by turning facts ...

Our Most Viewed Stories From The Past Week

February 23, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - There was a lot of going on in Coral Springs last week. Here are some of TAPinto Coral Springs’ most viewed articles: 

Human interest:

Coral Springs Influencer: Aimee Tarte, Owner of Lady and the Mug.

Meet Your Coral Springs Neighbor: Julian Cortes, Restaurant Owner With Big Heart

Government:

Cornerstone Project Passed Major Step in Coral ...

18-Year-Old Takes Police on Chase After Stealing Car, and More From Coral Springs Police

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Noah Vincent wanted to smoke marijuana at Betti Stradling Park in Coral Springs earlier this month, so he found an unlocked car with keys inside and drove off, according to police.

The next day, on Feb. 12, police caught the 18-year-old from Coral Springs as he was driving the stolen Nissan Juke in Coral Springs, a police report said.

When police spotted him, he ...

Broward Sheriff Tony Credited With Saving Driver’s Life in Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - On his way home from work on Tuesday evening, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony came up on an unconscious driver behind the wheel of a car in Coral Springs, so he performed CPR and is credited with saving the person’s life. 

According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, Tony noticed the driver at an unidentified intersection in Coral Springs at around 7 ...

Our Most Viewed Stories From The Past Week

February 23, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - There was a lot of going on in Coral Springs last week. Here are some of TAPinto Coral Springs’ most viewed articles: 

Human interest:

Coral Springs Influencer: Aimee Tarte, Owner of Lady and the Mug.

Meet Your Coral Springs Neighbor: Julian Cortes, Restaurant Owner With Big Heart

Government:

Cornerstone Project Passed Major Step in Coral ...

Coral Springs Honors First African-American City Commissioner

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – This week, city commissioners honored one of their own: Joshua Simmons.

It wasn’t for a heroic act or a life-changing policy. Instead, it was to acknowledge a historic electoral shift in Coral Springs: Simmons is the first African-American elected to the commission since the city incorporated in 1963.

In conjunction with Black History Month, Simmons got a ...

Cornerstone Project Passed Major Step in Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After years of waiting, the massive downtown redevelopment project known as Cornerstone passed a major hurdle Wednesday in moving forward in Coral Springs, giving project designers key approvals to begin planning construction.

City commissioners unanimously supported the new complex with a “main street feel” at the southwest corner of University Drive and ...

Virtual Visits To Expand At Coral Springs Urgent Care Center

February 21, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – By answering a few quick questions online, patients are reaching out to Dr. Christopher Queen to get treated for minor health issues -- right from their homes.

The medical director of the Holy Cross Urgent Care & Physician Offices in Coral Springs responds back to them -- sometimes within minutes -- through the hospital system’s VIP Virtual Visit system with ...

Coral Springs Hospital "Cuddler" Helps Premature Babies

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Mimi Milton brings the tiny baby girl to her chest, pressing the infant so close that she can feel the heartbeat. She talks to the swaddled baby, telling her she’s loved. She sings gently until the child falls asleep.

They sit there together in a rocking chair -- sometimes for up to an hour or more -- inside the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Salah ...

Brisket Versus Jambalaya at Hospital Cook-Off Benefiting Charity

February 24, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Good food for the staff and a donation to a vital children’s cause  – that’s what Janene John was thinking when she designed the first celebrity cook-off on Monday at Broward Health Coral Springs.

“It’s good for everyone to enjoy,” said the hospital’s chief human resources officer.

And so, the battle was on between ...

Our Most Viewed Stories From The Past Week

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - There was a lot of going on in Coral Springs last week. Here are some of TAPinto Coral Springs’ most viewed articles: 

Human interest:

Coral Springs Influencer: Aimee Tarte, Owner of Lady and the Mug.

Meet Your Coral Springs Neighbor: Julian Cortes, Restaurant Owner With Big Heart

Government:

Cornerstone Project Passed Major Step in Coral ...

Parkland Volunteers Pack and Send Meals to Haiti

Parkland, FL- Local volunteers from Calvary Chapel Parkland organized a food packing and sending event on Friday at Stoneman Douglas High School and the P-REC at Pine Trails Park. Local volunteers from Parkland, Coral Springs, and the surrounding area were able to pack over 116,000 meals that will be sent to people without adequate nutrition in Haiti.

"We're here in the ...

New Coach Guides Taravella to New Firsts on the Hardwood

February 24, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - In just his first season at the helm of J.P. Taravella High School boys' basketball team, coach Brent Maffett has led the school to its first district championship and first-ever regional quarterfinal win in school history.

“I have been coaching forever, but coming here it was just a matter of changing the culture,” said Maffett, who got two free ...

Our Most Viewed Stories From The Past Week

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - There was a lot of going on in Coral Springs last week. Here are some of TAPinto Coral Springs’ most viewed articles: 

Human interest:

Coral Springs Influencer: Aimee Tarte, Owner of Lady and the Mug.

Meet Your Coral Springs Neighbor: Julian Cortes, Restaurant Owner With Big Heart

Government:

Cornerstone Project Passed Major Step in Coral ...

McKenzie Lifts Taravella to First Regional Hoops Win

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Jalen McKenzie scored 11 points, but none bigger than his two free throws with 3.4 seconds left to give J.P. Taravella High boys' basketball team its first-ever regional quarterfinal win in school history.

The Trojans improved to 19-4 with the 64-62 win over Wellington in the Class 7A regional quarterfinal game in Coral Springs on Thursday ...

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Coral Springs Event: Unplugged on February 22

February 18, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Hang out with friends and get Unplugged on Saturday, February 22. This outdoor event, held on the Great Lawn of City Hall in Downtown Coral Springs, will feature live music, craft beer, wine, food trucks, an artist village, and life-size games. It all goes down from 6 to 10 p.m. 

Local bands and musicians performing include Bryant Del Toro, Route5Music, Abby ...

IRS: Don’t be victim to ‘ghost’ tax return preparers

With the start of the 2020 tax filing season near, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to avoid unethical “ghost” tax return preparers.

According to the IRS, a ghost preparer does not sign a tax return they prepare. Unscrupulous ghost preparers will print the return and tell the taxpayer to sign and mail it to the IRS. For e-filed returns, the ghost will prepare but ...