Giving Back

April 19, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you are in need of food during the pandemic, here are places giving out free food in Coral Springs and Broward County between April 21-24. According to Feeding South Florida, these “drive-thru” style locations are providing a variety of food: - April 21, 10-12 p.m., ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A Coral Springs dance instructor is preparing to compete in the Miss Florida pageant in June. If you drive on Coral Ridge Drive in Coral Springs, be prepared for lane closures in the coming months as a new road improvement project got underway this week. And 15 schools ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Late one night, Brunna Martins was scrolling through Facebook when she came upon a plea from a City of Coral Springs employee who was looking for a kidney donor. Something about the man’s eyes spoke to the Fort Lauderdale pediatric nurse. “He had a kind soul,” she ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings was a giant in the Black Broward political world. Elected to Congress 15 times in a row meant that he became a mentor to many young men and women as they pursued their own political careers in Broward. Even before he became the first Black ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you are in need of food during the pandemic, here are places giving out free food in Coral Springs and Broward County between April 14-16. According to Feeding South Florida, these “drive-thru” style locations are providing a variety of food: - April 14, 10-12 p.m., ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you are in need of food during the pandemic, here are places giving out free food in the Coral Springs area and Broward County between April 7-12. According to Feeding South Florida, these “drive-thru” style locations are providing a variety of food: - April 7, 10-12 ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In the back of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a small field is giving life to tomatoes, cucumbers, mangos, and other fruits and vegetables. For years, students and teachers have planted seeds and trees and built a hydroponic garden and flower beds in the area known as ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Be on the lookout for a spring goodie bag from the Coral Springs Police Department.  Twenty schools serving Coral Springs had 31 new cases of Covid-19 among students, teachers, and others between March 14-20. And a Publix employee was charged with exposing himself in his ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Be on the lookout for a spring goodie bag from the Coral Springs Police Department. Officers will be giving out up to 1,000 colorful bags containing plastic eggs with candy and other treats to children and adults as they patrol the city in the coming days to mark the spring ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you are in need of food during the pandemic, here are places giving out free food in Coral Springs and Broward County this week. According to Feeding South Florida, these “drive-thru” style locations are providing a variety of food: - March 29: 9-11 a.m., Community ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A Coral Springs sergeant was honored this week as Law Enforcement Officer of the Day by the Florida House of Representatives for his service during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. Jeff Heinrich, who supervises the Coral Springs Police Department’s K-9 unit, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you are in need of food because of the Covid-19 crisis, there are lots of places providing free food in Coral Springs and Broward County between March 24-27. These “drive-thru” style events offer various assortments of food, according to Chabad of Coral Springs and Feeding ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Shortly after 4 a.m. on Sunday, a 65-year-old Coral Springs retiree finished running a fundraiser for a local food distribution initiative. Thomas Dobbs had run during daytime and nighttime in parks and well-lit areas of Coral Springs since Friday morning -- for a total of 56 ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Gina Rose Montalto would have graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School this year. Montalto, a member of the Class of 2021, was a victim of the mass shooting at MSD High School in February 2018. Gina was known for having a huge heart to help others. In honor of Gina and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For weeks, Thomas Dobbs drove past the long line of cars waiting to pick up food boxes at Chabad of Coral Springs and wondered what he could do to help people get through the hardship of the pandemic. On Friday, the longtime city resident and retired water treatment plant ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs is looking to build a memorial for fallen first responders. A new splash pad will be built at Betti Stradling Park by the summer, the city’s park and recreation director said this week. The City of Coral Springs Charter School had the highest number of new ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – It’s “baby season” at the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital in Coral Springs. Springtime is usually the busiest part of the year at the facility on Sportsplex Drive as injured baby animals are dropped off, Executive Director Robin Reccasina said this week. “We ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In the final moments of his wife’s life, Galal Eljabaly was able to hold her hand and pray with his family in the intensive care unit at Broward Health Coral Springs. It was late November, deep into the Covid-19 crisis, when his wife, Kholoud Suleiman, 54, was admitted to the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The youth basketball court at Mullins Park in Coral Springs was practically a second home to Angelo Prisco. “I was there every night,” said the 85-year-old former coach and referee who spent three decades being involved with the Coral Springs Basketball Club. This week, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you’re looking to volunteer and clean up Coral Springs and Broward County waterways, here’s your opportunity. The annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup is kicking off on March 6 and will continue every weekend in March at sites across the region, including Riverside Park ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Sunday marked the third anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting. For many, the day is a time to remember the tragedy of Feb. 14, 2018 and keep in mind what still needs to happen to prevent more school violence. Here are reflections from three ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – This Sunday is the third commemoration of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018.   Here are some of the in-person and virtual local activities planned to mark the incident, according to the office of Florida Rep. Christine Hunschofsky (D- ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Since this week’s killing of 43-year-old FBI agent Laura Schwartzenberger who lived in Coral Springs, her friends have started a crowdfunding initiative to support her family. And strangers have also looked for ways to help out. That included Shirly Kauffman who delivered ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The weekly food distribution at Chabad of Coral Springs is canceled for this Wednesday. For months, the Jewish education and social services agency has provided boxes of donated food to thousands of people in the region just about every Wednesday at the organization’s center ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As a young survivor of the Holocaust, Ivan Gluck still remembers the pain and anguish of skipping meals and sometimes going days without eating. Today, as the Covid-19 crisis has forced many people to live in hunger, the 83-year-old is volunteering at a weekly food ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – More than 1,800 people have died of Covid-19-related complications in Broward County since the start of the pandemic. It’s not known how many of them were from Coral Springs. But what is clear is that they were more than numbers. They were parents, loved ones, mentors, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The smiles of Coral Springs children couldn’t be seen behind the Covid-19 masks, but they were definitely there. During this year’s Shop With A Cop program, the small, happy faces were scattered last week across the toy aisles of two Walmart stores in Coral Springs. And it ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – This week, Coral Springs police officers will deliver toys to the homes of more than 100 children whose families had a hard time buying holiday gifts in the tough Covid-19 economy.  But as police see it, that’s just part of the story of people-helping-people during the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL –  The retired New York City Police detective -- whose Sept. 11-related illnesses brought current and former first-responders to pay respects to him at his family’s home in Coral Springs -- died Monday. One of the last things Ruben Torres saw before he passed away was dozens of ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – They came again to honor a retired New York City Police detective who was sickened by the 9/11-related illnesses and recently moved to Coral Springs to spend his final days with his family. Three weeks after Coral Springs police officers and firefighters welcomed Ruben Torres ...

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