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“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 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 Teacher Finalist for 2023 Florida Teacher of the Year

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Last year, a fourth-grade teacher at Eagle Ridge Elementary School in Coral Springs won the 2022 Teacher Of The Year in Broward County Public Schools award.

Now, Seema Naik is a finalist for the 2023 Florida Teacher of the Year award.

The announcement came Tuesday during a visit to Eagle Ridge Elementary School with a bevy of state and Broward County school ...

Coral Springs Students Interested in Teaching Pre-Schoolers Get Unique Real-World Experience Right in their High School

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – At J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs, four young children were recently sitting around a table and doing a numbers-counting drill prepared and overseen by student Jaden Newton.

“It makes me happy they are learning,” said Newton, 18, a senior at the school.

The Little Trojans Academy is a full-time child development center at the school ...

How High Schools in Coral Springs Did in New 2022 National Ranking

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The new 2022 Best High Schools guide from U.S. News & World Report is out – and here’s how Coral Springs high schools did:

- City of Coral Springs Charter ranked 4,095 out of nearly 24,000 public high schools in the nation, according to the guide released Tuesday. (Ranking in Florida: 225)

- Coral Glades High School ranked 4,260. (Ranking ...

Fund Set Up for 17-Year-Old Good Samaritan Who Died Trying to Save Marjory Stoneman Douglas Senior in Car Crash

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The family of a 17-year-old who died trying to save a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in a Sunrise lake this week is remembering him as “a hero” who shared “his kindness with others in need of education or help.”

Aden Perry was trying to rescue the 18-year-old who plunged his car into the lake in the 1200 block of Silver Palm ...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Senior Dies In Car Crash Incident

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was one of two teens who died Tuesday after a car plunged into a canal in Sunrise.

MSD Principal Michelle Kefford sent a robocall to parents on Thursday confirming the student’s death and offering grief counselors at the school.

The incident happened in the Residences of Sawgrass Mills neighborhood around 11 ...

Local Voters Will Be Asked To Pay More in School Taxes For Teacher Pay, School Security, and Mental Health Initiatives

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Voters in Coral Springs and across Broward County will be asked to pay more in school taxes to help fund teachers supplemental pay, school security, and mental health initiatives, school board officials decided Tuesday.

In the August 23 primary election, voters will decide if they will support the “Secure The Next Generation” referendum that was first ...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Marching Band to Perform in 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Marching Band Eagle Regiment will perform in the 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and it has received $10,000 as part of that performance, according to a news release this week.

It will be the band’s first parade appearance at the parade as it represents Florida.

The Eagle Regiment will join the parade to the call ...


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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 ...