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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 ...

$4.99 Lunches Coming to New Coral Springs Restaurant in Former Location of Nick’s Pizzeria & Bar

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Lunch for only $4.99 in a new Coral Springs restaurant -- not a bad deal, these days!

That’s what the OCEAN ONE Bar & Grille will be offering when it opens in the former location of Nick's New Haven Style Pizzeria & Bar at 2444 North University Drive.

The restaurant chain’s management confirmed Thursday it was opening in Coral ...

Review: US Army Veteran Couple Invites You to Chill Out at Their Coral Springs Ice Cream Shop

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Do you know what I’m a sucker for? Ice Cream. Every single day of the week, any time of day. It doesn’t have to be Wednesday at Carvel (you know that it’s two for one day, right?), it doesn’t have to be nighttime; I could probably be convinced to eat it for breakfast as the Italians do.

Ice cream with toppings or mix-ins. Artisan gelato, like ...

Review: Grand Bahama - Caribbean Food Paradise a Mere 90 Miles From Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you’re like many Coral Springs residents, you may be looking for a vacation to get away from the busy South Florida lifestyle, with its dense population, heavy traffic, and concrete as far as the eye can see. Perhaps, you’re thinking of heading down to the Keys, as it’s only a few hours drive, so you can see the beaches, ocean, and nature and get ...

Review: Hot Dogs, Get Your Hot Dogs Here in Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - My good friend Brian Kramer, a cinema and music enthusiast who frequently travels across Florida to attend concerts and find the best Styrofoam-boxed food for the money, told me that his “death row” meal would be hot dogs.

Frankly, I tend to agree. There is nothing more blue-collar, more American, and equalizing among people from different walks of life than a ...


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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 ...