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Florida Department of Health in Broward County Investigates Case of Monkeypox

May 23, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL — The Florida Department of Health in Broward County is investigating a presumptive case of monkeypox in the county.

Monkeypox is a rare disease that falls under the same umbrella as smallpox, and is usually less severe, as it does not swell the lymph nodes.

Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, muscle aches and exhaustion. In Africa, the death rate is one in ...

Coral Springs Takes First Step to Donate Land Appraised at $823,000 to Nonprofit for Construction of Affordable Homes

May 21, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs has started the process to donate city-owned properties appraised at $823,000 to a nonprofit housing organization to build affordable townhomes.

City commissioners this week approved moving forward with the initial steps of turning over four “surplus” properties on Riverside Drive just north of Sample Road to Habitat For Humanity of Broward ...

Coral Springs Woman and Baby Died from “Blunt Force Trauma” After Man Attacked Them in Their Apartment

May 24, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Elizabeth Carmona was caring for a baby boy in her Coral Springs apartment on Friday afternoon when a 35-year-old man allegedly came in and killed them, investigators said this week.

Coral Springs police didn’t say what they suspect prompted Dale Spidle to use “blunt force” to kill Carmona, 61, and the baby, who was about 10 months old, at Ramblewood ...

“They Have Taught a Generation of Students:’ Husband and Wife Teachers Have Worked Next Door for 12 Years at Coral Springs School

May 19, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – He makes her lunch. And she designs his pants.

For 12 years, Jessica and Scott Goodman have worked next door to each other as teachers at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs.

Jessica, 44, teaches fashion and design while Scott, 42, teaches culinary in a part of the school where trades are taught to hundreds of students each year.

Husband and wife ...

Coral Springs Community Garden Members Look for Help in Building New Pavilion

May 16, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – There’s a major growth spurt expected at the Coral Springs Community Garden and Food Forest, but organizers say it’s going to need support at the city level to become a reality.

A place where local residents grow herbs, vegetables, and other crops for families and food banks, the 13-year-old garden next to Dr. Steven G. Paul Dog Park at 2915 Sportsplex ...

Coral Springs Official: New Measures Now in Place To Prevent More Gas Leaks on Wiles Road

May 20, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL — Last Friday, many restaurants were without gas for hours, unable to cook, after construction crews damaged a gas line on Wiles Road and forced temporary shutdown of gas flow to nearby businesses and homes.

It was at least the fourth time in recent months that crews caused a gas leak on Wiles Road -- the third time in the construction zone from Riverside Drive to ...

Bird Statue at Sawgrass Trailhead in Coral Springs Disintegrating -- as Intended

April 29, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For years, while whizzing by on the Sawgrass Expressway, Randy Braunstein observed a 20-foot-tall bamboo statue of a wading bird standing at the entrance to the Sawgrass Trailhead at the end of West Atlantic Boulevard in Coral Springs. 

Then a few weeks ago, the Coral Springs resident spotted the piece on the ground, some 10 feet away from its base.

“I ...

Coral Springs Police Chief: Expect Higher Police Presence at Some Schools on Wednesday

May 24, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Following the school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, Coral Springs Police Chief Clyde Parry said some schools in Coral Springs may have a higher police presence on Wednesday because it will be National Bike to School Day.

“Please don’t mistake this for a school safety issue,” Parry wrote on social media. “As ...

Review: Grandma’s Kitchen Brings Soul Food and Home Cooking From an Unexpected Coral Springs Chef

May 22, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Downhome cooking. Soul Food. You’ve heard those terms before, but in all honesty, when have you had food like that, in South Florida, recently? I’m talking about the food of the South, the food of the black experience in the United States. 

Where do you even find stuff like that? You frequently get it in cities like Atlanta and New Orleans, where it’s ...

Coral Springs Drivers Continue Paying More at Gas Pumps as Prices in Florida Go Up 6 Cents

May 24, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS — Gas prices keep going up: The average price of a gallon of unleaded in Florida went up 6 cents on Tuesday to an average of $4.53 a gallon.

And, according to AAA, prices are expected to go up even more after a brief price dip over the past few days.

Gas is 43 cents higher compared to last month and the price has increased $1.66 since this time last year.

Many drivers ...

Coral Springs Teen Hockey Champ Kalyssa Bayne Makes Saves to Break Ice Ceiling for Girls Playing the Game

May 20, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Not afraid to get roughed up on the ice, a Coral Springs teen has dreamed of playing hockey professionally or in the Olympics since she was a young girl.

In a sport dominated by boys and men, Kalyssa Bayne set her ambitions high after meeting the women’s Olympic hockey team during a training in Tampa four years ago.

Since then, the 15-year-old developed the ...

‘Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness:’ Coral Springs Attorney Takes on History Projects in Spare Time That Tell Truths About People Time Has Forgotten

April 18, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When he was 12 years old, Ken Cutler learned something that would shape the rest of his life.

As he prepared for his bar mitzvah, the future Coral Springs attorney and Parkland resident wanted to know why so many family members were coming from his father’s side but very few from his mother’s side, none of whom were from her father’s part ...

Coral Springs Teen Singing Sensation Joins Mental Health Awareness Fundraiser, ‘Voices of Angels,’ at Coral Springs Center for the Arts on May 15

May 12, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A Coral Springs teen performer has been dancing and singing her way through much of South Florida in recent years, gaining admission into the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts next year.

Jasmine Iacullo, star of Next Stop Broadway’s recent production of ‘RENT’ at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, also has been in Slow Burn Theatre ...

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2021 Broward Health Paramedics of the Year Awards Named for the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Two Coral Spring paramedics were named recipients of 2021 Broward Health Paramedics of the Year Awards for the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department during the Broward Health Annual EMS Week Awards Ceremony held Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
The two first responders honored are Lieutenant Mike Farmer, named Broward Health North ...

Eaton Financial Group in Coral Springs: Quick Financial Tips for Women to Build Financial Success

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Eaton Financial Group is proud to celebrate International Women’s Month in support of women across the world. Our financial planning team specializes in providing financial solutions based on the needs of our female clients and customized to match their specific goals, whatever they may be.

We are proud to be a part of the Coral Springs Coconut Creek Chamber of ...

What Investors Need to Know About Renting in Coral Springs and South Florida

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - As an investor, you have been eyeing real estate investments in South Florida. You are considering a single-family property or maybe a four-plex to maximize your profits. 

However, as housing prices continue to climb, is a rental property in the Sunshine State still worth the high price tag?

At Royal Empire Realty, we believe the short answer is “yes!” ...

Office Evolution Coral Springs Member: Ben Groenevelt, Mortgage Loan Originator With Absolute Home Mortgage Corp.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Ben Groenevelt became a member of Office Evolution last year. He’s been working in the mortgage and real estate fields for more than 11 years and is currently a loan officer with Absolute Home Mortgage Corp.

Groenevelt (NMLS ID: 2107972) has served as VP of the Wisconsin Association of Mortgage Brokers and is a member of the National Association of Mortgage ...

Ben Groenevelt, Absolute Home Mortgage Corp., in Coral Springs: How to Figure Out Current Value of Your Home

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – It’s something many homeowners are asking: How do I figure out the current value of my home? It’s assessed at $350,000. Would this be the current value?

Answer: The short answer is the assessment is the value the assessor's office places on your home for property tax purposes, and an appraisal is a snapshot of current market value based on comparable ...

New Orthopedics and Spine Care Center Opening Soon in West Boca Raton

PARKLAND, FL- West Boca Medical Center will soon be opening a state-of-the-art Ortho and Spine Care Unit that will provide a seamless transition for surgery patients to move right into community care.

They are offering a sneak peek at the new facility that is expected to open around the end of May.

"We've created a section of the West Boca campus that is dedicated to ...

Retirement Council In Coral Springs: Food Inflation -- What's Behind It and How to Cope

May 23, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - As measured by the Consumer Price Index for food at home, grocery prices increased 3.4% in 2020, a faster rate than the 20-year historical average of 2.4%.1 

More recently, food inflation accelerated by 6.5% during the 12 months ending in December 2021, while prices for the category that includes meat, poultry, fish, and eggs spiked 12.5%.2

Food prices have long ...

Coral Springs Parkland Community Emergency Response Team Receives Donation From Coral Springs Charter School

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The Coral Springs Parkland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) recently received a generous donation of more than $500 from the Coral Springs Charter School Health Occupations Students of America Club, (HOSA).

Charter School student and CERT member Scott Smith suggested the fundraiser. Students routinely raise money for various worthy organizations. 

CERT ...

Opinion: Coral Springs is Considering Ways to Tackle Plastics. Let’s Goose City to Speed This Up.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Back home when you wanted someone to move faster on something you said, “I better goose them.” I have no idea why or where the expression comes from, but I’m reviving it.

What follows is to goose the Commission on this issue:

“Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic pours into the world’s oceans—that’s garbage truck of ...

I Suffered From Postpartum Depression. Here’s How I Got Through It.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Let me start with this fact: one in seven moms and one in 10 dads suffer from postpartum depression, according to Postpartum Support International.

I was one of them.

I struggled with my mental health issues after my son was born in 2017. I was filled with separation anxiety, and overwhelmed with the world around me.

At times, I was afraid to leave my house ...