Broward County News

June 19, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- Juneteenth was recently signed into law as a national holiday in the United States, and the day celebrating the end of slavery is becoming an increasingly popular celebration. In Broward County, many cities are hosting Juneteenth celebration events on Saturday, June 19, 2021, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Construction on the new roundabout road feature on University Drive in Parkland has begun. The roundabout will be located at the corner of Old Club Road (the east entrance to Parkland Golf and Country Club) and University Drive. The center of the roundabout will feature a ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will be hosting its graduation in person via car parade for its 2021 graduates. The graduation parade begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021. The parade route, according to the City of Parkland website, is as follows: Vehicles will ...

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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 ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As the curtains opened on a local performance of the musical "Matilda" in late February, everything was ready to go. The young students at Broadway Bound in Coral Springs had been practicing for months for the big event, including nearly every week since August. Additionally, they ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Valentine's Day 2018 was a day of tragedy. Three years later it was a day of healing, service, and love. The day looked different due to the pandemic but was filled with service projects virtually and in-person to honor Parkland's fallen 17. It ended with an interfaith memorial ...

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PARKAND, FL- The City of Parkland will be reaching out internationally this year in its effort to help build community. In remembrance of the February 14 tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School, the city chooses an annual community project to support in honor of the lives lost in the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Broward County Public Schools sent out a survey to families of Broward students before winter break began, asking for feedback on weather people want to continue with the same learning model or adjust once the new year begins. The brief questionnaire leaves some families wondering ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Each year Heather Khalil and her network of volunteers puts together Christmas Eve PJ and Backpack Projects to be given to those in need. This year, 1,025 PJ Projects and 650 Backpack Projects were donated by Parkland and surrounding area community members. The Christmas Eve PJ ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Many restaurants aren’t sitting more than six people together to comply with a Broward County Covid-19 emergency order.  So what do families with more than six people do? The Partlan family of Parkland -- two adults and five children -- is being forced to separate at tables when ...

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PARKLAND, FL - The Third Annual Make Our Schools Safe Tennis Round Robin and Shopping Boutique Event was held Friday. The event featured shopping at boutiques, a women's round-robin tennis session, and raffles. A special bench was dedicated in memory of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland Farmers' Market is planning its 2020 debut on Sunday after canceling previous dates because of weather issues. The market is held twice a month on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Equestrian Center, 8350 Ranch Road.   The City of Parkland Farmers' Market offers ...

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PARKLAND, FL- A Parkland educator has been nominated for Broward County Schools Gifted Teacher of the Year. Natale Lubinger, a 4th grade teacher at Riverglades Elementary, was nominated for the honor last week.   "It is an honor to be nominated with a group of educators who, like me, love what ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland Mayor Rich Walker begins his new role as leader of the city this week, and he's getting right to work. After a long campaign, Wednesday's swearing in ceremony ushered in a brand new era for the City of Parkland and the Walker family. "There is an exhilarating sense of ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The much anticipated opening of the Parkland Farmers' Market has been delayed yet again due to weather-related reasons. This Sunday, November 15, was expected to be the new opening for the year. However, Mother Nature had other ideas, and the opening will be pushed back again. The ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The long awaited opening of the Parkland Farmers Market this Sunday has been canceled due to weather conditions. The opening of the Farmers' Market was a small sign of normalcy returning amid the pandemic. However, rain and poor weather conditions will delay the opening until November ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Zoe Weissman won the $10,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Advancement in the Broadcom MASTERS. The award recognizes the student whose work and performance shows the most promise in health-related fields and demonstrates an understanding of the many social factors ...

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PARKLAND, FL- If you've visited Riverglades Elementary or Westglades Middle School in the last decade, you've probably seen him. He stands cheerfully at the edge of Parkside Drive and Holmberg Road, taming traffic and ensuring the safety of students on their way to and from school. Meet ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Creative learning is everywhere during the 2020-2021 school year, and it's particularly challenging for Stoneman Douglas High School's Eagle Regiment. The marching band's musical and organizational training is difficult in this season, and the MSD PTSO stepped in to help out. Band ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As work continues on completion of road work at the corner of Hillsboro and University, the road will be closed to all traffic on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 during general work hours, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Somerset Charter School has opened on the property ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Westglades 6th grader Lincoln Miller was recently named to the Scholastic Kids Press national reporting team. The 11-year-old Riverglades graduate was one of just 45 students chosen from across America to be a Scholastic Kid Reporter. According to Scholastic, during the 2020–2021 ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Farmers' Market took another step towards normalcy on Wednesday. Market-goers will be able to walk around and shop in person when the market reopens in November. Farmers' Market shoppers will need to remain socially distant from each other and the vendors, but ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Browsing books in person is back on the table again in Parkland. The Parkland Library will reopen its doors on Wednesday, October 14, for general book browsing and checkout. The Library had been closed in recent months due to the pandemic, and the opening will include mask-wearing ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Kids Care Club, a local student-led effort to help people in need, is launching a holiday food drive this week called Holiday Help Kids Care Project. The club has organized a number of projects over the past couple of years that involve giving back to the greater Broward area. This ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Zoe Weissman has a future ahead of her in science. The Parkland resident and American Heritage Plantation student was recently named one of 30 National Finalists for the Broadcom MASTERS Award. Weissman was the only South Florida finalist chosen from a group of over 50,000 students ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Farmers' Market returns for the 2020/2021 season with a different format to ensure safety during the Coronavirus pandemic. The market will run from November to April in a Drive-Thru format. The Market is held twice per month on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland Travel Soccer and the City of Parkland are ensuring the spirit of Alyssa Alhadeff lives on.  The "Friendship Bench" at Pine Trails Park was dedicated in memory of Alyssa, who lost her life in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy in 2018 and was captain of ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland notified residents of a gas leak on Loxahatchee Road near Allegro Senior Living on Thursday afternoon. Travelers and drivers are recommended to avoid the area if possible, and to travel with caution if driving in the area is necessary. Updates to this story ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Wonder Paws Rescue was founded just over a year ago with the purpose of helping families with animals in crisis and in need of rescue. The organization has done just that with the help of its volunteers and the local community.  Wonder Paws Rescue takes in animals that otherwise ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Dash is going virtual this year. The popular road race will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18, and registration opens Friday at 8 a.m. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year's race has unique requirements, as runners will be running on their own to follow social ...

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