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Covid-19 Testing Site At Florida Panthers IceDen In Coral Springs To Close Sunday

May 11, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Another free Covid-19 testing site in Coral Springs will close on Sunday, city officials said Tuesday.

The public testing site in the parking lot of Florida Panthers IceDen at 3299 Sportsplex Drive will shut down because of declining demand for testing, officials said on social media.

The site has been run by the Florida Department of Emergency ...

Fighting For Chansen: Coral Springs Family Prepares For Their Son’s Third Bout With Cancer

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – My son Chansen is starting his third fight against cancer. He’s just 20 years old and has battled cancer for much of his life. 

Last month, during a routine check of Chansen’s abdomen, the doctors discovered a tumor. Last week, they informed my family that it was most likely malignant.

The report showed he has several lymph ...

Alleged Carjacker, Child Molester, Car Thieves, And More: Find Out Who Coral Springs Police Arrested April 28 – May 4

May 11, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – More than 15 people were arrested by Coral Springs Police Department during the week of April 28 – May 4 – including an alleged carjacker, child molester, and car thieves.

Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Here are the people arrested, according to police:

- Mark Cassidy, 35, arrested on a charge of shoplifting/petit ...

From Coral Springs To Orlando, How A BMW Ended Up In Alleged Underground Network Of Car Thieves

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The theft of a black BMW X3 from Coral Springs last week revealed an alleged underground network of men assigned to smuggle the SUV from South Florida to Central Florida, a police report said.

After the theft of the BMW on May 3, at least four men were involved in the planned transport of the SUV from its temporary hideout at a Lauderhill apartment complex to Orlando ...

Recap From The Week: Push To Relocate Coral Springs Charter School, MSD Principal Flew Over School In Blue Angels Jet, And More News

May 8, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL –  There is no longer a mask mandate in Broward County.

Coral Springs vice mayor urged the city this week to find a new home for the Coral Springs Charter School.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Michelle Kefford flew in a U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet over her school this week.

Read these Coral Springs stories and more from this week in the links ...

Coral Springs Vice Mayor Encourages New Push To Relocate City Charter School

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – With the building upkeep costs going up, the Coral Springs vice mayor urged the city to find a new home for the Coral Springs Charter School.

Joshua Simmons made the request just before city commissioners unanimously approved an additional $498,690 for roof repairs at city buildings, which will include $348,690 for repairing the school’s roof.

“We will ...

What To Expect At Smaller Barnes & Noble Store Coming Back To Coral Springs

May 7, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When the Barnes & Noble store returns to The Walk of Coral Springs, it will be a smaller version of the former 27,000-square-foot store that had been there for more than 20 years.

The new roughly 10,000-square-foot store will have books, toys, games, puzzles, and stationery.

There will be comfortable chairs in various sections (although, most likely, not ...

Need New Spot To Get Big Gulp? Coral Springs Approves Another 7-Eleven Store

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – You’ll soon have another place to get a Big Gulp drink in Coral Springs.

The City Commission approved Wednesday a new 7-Eleven store on the southwest corner of University Drive and Wiles Road.

It will be the sixth 7-Eleven store in the city.

Despite objection from a next-door property owner, the store’s developers got approval to demolish the ...

Don’t Hoard Gas: Coral Springs And South Florida Aren’t Experiencing Gas Shortage, Experts Say

May 12, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Motorists were rushing out to buy gas across Coral Springs and South Florida on Wednesday in anticipation of a gas shortage caused by a cyberattack on a major pipeline.

But experts say there is no shortage in the area because the Colonial Pipeline doesn’t bring gas to South Florida.

Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Tuesday in response ...

Is That “Vacation Rental” Down The Street Giving You Trouble? Coral Springs Looks To Regulate Those Homes

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – That house down your street in Coral Springs – is it now a “vacation rental” with lots of people coming and going, cars parked all over the street, and trash cans sitting out for days?

Coral Springs officials are looking to regulate vacation rentals where visitors stay for days or weeks.

Among the issues officials are planning: registering ...

Mother’s Day Appreciation: After Unspeakable Loss, Coral Springs Daughters Share Love For “True Constant” In Their Lives

May 9, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In a world like ours today, where life can flip upside down in a matter of days, our family underwent an unspeakable loss.

Almost nine months ago, August 20, 2020, we lost our Dad, an integral part of our family. Our party of four quickly became a party of three and this party of three; we were devastated. However, even through a time of learning how to live life all ...

“It Was Incredible:” MSD Principal Described Her Blue Angels Flight Over School And South Florida

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As she whizzed above her school in a U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet this week, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Michelle Kefford pulled out her cell phone and recorded the moment.

“There it is, there it is,” she said smiling, sitting in the back of an F/A-18 Super Hornet, as the jet flew over the school on Wednesday at 3:30 ...

Former Miami Dolphins Player Considered To Run Football Training Camps In Coral Springs

April 18, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs officials are considering bringing on a former Miami Dolphins player to run football camps for youth and adults.

Under a proposal being considered this week, Chris Chambers, a former wide receiver who played 10 seasons in the National Football League including the Dolphins, would run football training and development camps in Coral Springs and split the ...

She Writes Music, Sings, And Gives Proceeds To Charity. She’s Only 10.

April 25, 2021

PARKLAND, FL - Eden Gross, 10, is making waves with her ability to write music, inspire others, and give back to charity.

"I really want to help people in this dark time," Eden said. "I have a very inventive and creative imagination, and I want to help people."

The Parkland resident has written and recorded two songs, with a third in the works. Her songs center ...

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Temple Beth Orr In Coral Springs: Come Together in Our House of Light

May 11, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Do you know where you want to go (post-pandemic) or what you want to do?

Our rabbi, Rabbi Laura Rappaport, asked us this thought-provoking question during Shabbat services during the recent Passover holiday when discussing the Exodus of the Jewish People from Egypt.  

Sometimes we know what we are leaving, but, do we know where we want to go?

Some of ...

Shirley Klein PA In Coral Springs: Don’t Sell On Your Own Just Because It’s A Sellers’ Market

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - In a sellers’ market, such as the Coral Springs market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional like myself.

When the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it is today, buyers are eager to snatch up ...

Broward Health Coral Springs Among Business Excellence Award Winners 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The City of Coral Springs is honoring businesses located within the municipal boundaries that represent a commitment to the financial vitality of the city by awarding them with the Business Excellence Awards 2021.

Winners were selected based on six categories: Company to Watch Award, Legacy Award, Small Company Award (Under 49 employees), Large Company Award ...

Pet Therapy Dogs Deliver Message To Broward Health Coral Springs Nurses In Honor Of National Nurses Week

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - In honor of National Nurses Week, pet therapy dogs Karma and Willow from the Humane Society walked the hospital floors at Broward Health Coral Springs with a trick up their sleeves – a “paw tap” that broadcasts a gratitude voice message to nurses. 

With much appreciation and a full heart, nurses embraced the visit with belly rubs and hugs enough to ...

The Bin Doctor In Coral Springs: Just Purchased New House? Give The Gift Of Germ Free Home

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - If you know someone who just bought a new house, give them the gift of a germ-free home.

The Bin Doctor is available to have their new home disinfected by the time they move in.

The disinfecting service includes:

- Disinfects all surfaces including curtains and rugs.  

- Neutralizes and eliminates foul odors.

- No fragrances, no wiping, no residue.

The ...

MakeATeeOnLine In Coral Springs: Company’s Fundraising Efforts Showcased By Major Brand Gildan Apparel

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Last month, MakeATeeOnLine helped raise more than $1,400 in a fundraiser for the nonprofit Make Our Schools Safe.

Now those efforts were featured in an article on the website of the “Board of Decorators” of Gildan Apparel titled: “How ‘Make A Tee’ and ‘Make Our Schools Safe’ Use T-shirts to Create Positive ...

Elderly Exploitation, Reckless Driving, Carjacking, And More: Coral Springs Police Bulletin, April 28 - May 4

May 9, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Here is the Coral Springs Police Department crime and incident report for the week of April 28 - May 4:

Burglary to business

- April 28, Walgreens, 5480 N. University Drive, Estimated loss: $20

- April 29, North University Drive, Victim: man, 38, Estimated loss: $800

- April 29, West Sample Road, Victim: man, 65, Estimated loss: $400

- April 30, Coral ...

Kidnapping, Shooting, Counterfeiting, And More: Coral Springs Police Bulletin, April 21-27

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Here is the Coral Springs Police Department crime and incident report for the week of April 21-27:


Identity theft

- April 21, NW 40 Street

- April 21, Coral Lake Way, Victim: woman, 46

- April 22, La Placida Drive

- April 23, NW 114 Avenue

- April 23, SW First Court, Victim: man, 71

- April 23, West Sample Road, Victim: man, ...

Howard Melamed: Coral Springs Resident, Business Owner, and Internet Provocateur

April 2, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Most people wouldn’t want to be called a gadfly. Howard Melamed doesn’t mind it at all.

The longtime Coral Springs resident, business owner, one-time political candidate, and lately an internet provocateur delights in telling city leaders his views on how to run the city of more than 130,000 people.

Everything from traffic (“there’s too much ...

“You Have To Keep Pushing:” Coral Springs Resident On Lifelong Mission To Improve Environment

April 30, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When she was living in a small town in Connecticut in the 1970s, Stephanie Pearson had to bring trash from her home to the town’s dump -- which was literally a “pile of garbage,” she recalled.

The future Coral Springs resident, then a young woman interested in the working of government, was troubled by the sight.

So she delved into learning about ...

Coral Springs Teenager Organizes Beach Cleanups To Get Rid Of Plastic Garbage

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For Jorge Hernandez, the beaches of South Florida have always been a refuge from hectic daily life.

That was until the Coral Springs teenager realized the sand under his feet is full of toxins.

The pollutants: plastic.

So he and his family decided to do something about it.

They formed a nonprofit called The Trash Pirates with the goal of getting volunteers to ...

New Construction Projects Are Coming To Downtown Coral Springs. What Will Their Design Say About The City?

May 8, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I was listening to a show on NPR the other day.

A professional architect was discussing her design to put back together her civil war-ravaged hometown, Homs in Syria. One could look at it two ways. One is that everything has been destroyed. The other is the long, impressive history of this once grand, middle-ages city and the effort to reconstruct it by weaving a tapestry ...

Coral Springs: Don’t Get Cocky. Get Vaccinated Before The Virus Mutates.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Congratulations, Coral Springs and Broward County – close to 50 percent of you have been vaccinated.

But it isn’t enough. The numbers aren’t good.

First of all, the flip side of your accomplishment is that half of you have not had a shot. Around the country, some states are closing down mass testing sights. Papers and news organizations are trumpeting ...

U.S. Representative Ted Deutch - Empty Suit

March 27, 2021

I see in my feed that Representative Ted Deutch and sixty of his colleagues are making headlines for signing a letter to President Biden demanding a ban on the import of assault rifles and high capacity magazines. Excluding the letterhead, address, date and signatures this important letter is a paltry half page. If this is the collective effort of sixty people I would be ...

The More Things Change, The More They Remain the Same

March 30, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Over the past two months, to our collective dismay and disappointment, there has been a revisiting of the topic of mass shootings. In dissimilar, highly unrelated circumstances, several mass shootings have been circulating through the news feed as of late.

Has anyone else begun to question “why?”

I know that my own reflection and understanding stems from ...