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Florida Gas Prices Reach All-Time High with Prices in Coral Springs Peaking, too

May 19, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL — Be prepared to tighten your wallet even more: Gas prices in Florida have reached an all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded was $4.50 on Thursday, up 11 cents from last week and 43 cents from last month, according to AAA.

The West Palm Beach/Boca Raton area is paying the most statewide, according to AAA, at $4.64 per gallon.

The best deals for ...

Coral Springs School to Host Job Fair to Help Students Fill Positions at Businesses Struggling to Find Workers During Pandemic

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In one of the best job markets in decades, teenagers in Coral Springs and across the nation are taking jobs at businesses which have struggled to find workers during the pandemic.

And organizers of next week’s first-ever job fair at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs want to make sure that continues.

The event on May 24 is open to adults as ...

Coral Springs Travelers Have a New European Airline Option This Summer

CORAL SPRINGS, FL- Looking to travel to Europe this summer? If so, your options just got a little better.

A new Norwegian airline is opening up operations in the United States next month, and Hollywood Fort Lauderdale International Airport will be a hub.

Norse Atlantic Airways will begin flying from its home in Oslo, Norway, to Fort Lauderdale on June 18, according to the ...

Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber of Commerce Hosts Inaugural Golf Tournament on May 20

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting its inaugural Chamber Classic Golf Tournament, presented by Fiserv at the Country Club of Coral Springs, to support school programs.

“It’s going to be an awesome community event that will provide business leaders an opportunity for some fun and networking, while raising money to help develop ...

John Walsh, Longtime Coral Springs Volunteer and Redevelopment Agency Chairman, Died

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Almost a month ago, family and friends of John Walsh stood in Coral Springs City Commission chambers and received a key to the city in his honor for his decades of public service in the city and Broward County.

The longtime city resident and financial planner, who was ill and couldn’t be in attendance, was recognized for serving on the city’s Community ...

Unemployment Rate in Coral Springs Drops to Pre-Pandemic Levels

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs’ unemployment rate is back to pre-pandemic levels.

“We’re basically at full employment,” Kristi Bartlett, the city’s economic development director, told city commissioners last week. “So everyone that wants a job has a job.”

The city’s unemployment rate was 2.6 percent in March, according to ...

Cutler Rader Law Firm Officially Opens in Coral Springs With Ribbon Cutting

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Dozens of Coral Springs elected officials and business owners attended a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for the new office of Cutler Rader, a personal injury and commercial litigation law firm.

The event, promoted by Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber of Commerce, has been delayed several times because of the pandemic.

Those in attendance at the ...

Flora Fine Foods in Coral Springs Plans To Open New Market and Café Within Year. Will City Approve 33-Inch “F” In Sign?

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Within a year, Flora Fine Foods is expected to open its market and café in the Corporate Park of Coral Springs.

The producer of Italian specialty foods received a special approval from Coral Springs in 2019 to build its 82,000-square-foot facility, which includes a warehouse, at 12327 West Sample Road.

Now, Valegio, owner of Flora Fine Foods, is back to the ...

The Gordon Family of 7; A True "Family Owned Business" in Coral Springs and Parkland

PARKLAND, FL- Many Parkland families are busy in 2022. From school to sports to faith to family activities while living in South Florida, most parents find themselves working hard to keep up with life. And yet, almost nobody has more happening on a daily basis than the Gordon family of 7 in Parkland.

Leo Gordon and his wife, Mayda, have a combined 5 children spanning an age range from 6 to 24.

‘We Can’t Be Bystanders’: Coral Springs and Coconut Creek Business Leaders Learn Lessons From the Holocaust

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For two hours, a group of business and elected leaders from Coral Springs and Coconut Creek looked at gruesome photos and heard horrific stories about one of the darkest moments in human history.

The 15 members of Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber of Commerce toured the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund on Friday and got educated on the cruelty of the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...