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Giving Back

June 28, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Earlier this month, a 20-year-old Coral Springs air conditioning technician was disheartened after someone broke into his mini-van and stole tools he needed to start a new business. Now, after his story was featured in TAPinto Coral Springs, a handful of city residents have ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - When the co-owner of Leak and Subsurface Locaters read about a 31-year-old Coral Springs single mother who had lost her job and didn’t know how she’d pay the rent, it struck a chord. “Not knowing if your children will have a home to wake up in tomorrow — that you’re just one ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Over the years, many families who have sent their children to Broadway Bound – a performing arts school in Coral Springs – have thought of its 67-year-old founder, Nadine Shapiro, much like a fairy godmother. With her jet back hair and big glasses, Shapiro has earned a ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Holding signs that read “Stop Gun Violence” and “#Enough,” thousands gathered in a Parkland park on Saturday in one of an estimated 400 March For Our Lives rallies across the nation. The rally began at 9:30 a.m. at Pine Trails Amphitheater in Parkland with survivors, family ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs attorney Kenneth A. Cutler is known for “random acts of genealogical kindness,” which are in-depth historic accounts about local, state and national figures. Here is his latest about another Broward County lawyer: Eugene Pettis, whose family embodies ‘America’s ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In 1988, Coral Springs made the record books. Officials at the Guinness Book of World Records notified the city that the huge hamburger grilled during the city’s 25th anniversary celebration broke the world record for the largest burger ever cooked. There’s more: city ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – There’s a major growth spurt expected at the Coral Springs Community Garden and Food Forest, but organizers say it’s going to need support at the city level to become a reality. A place where local residents grow herbs, vegetables, and other crops for families and food banks, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As the pandemic declined the mental health of many across the nation, William Haggett started thinking of what can be done locally to reverse this. As a trained musician, the general manager Coral Springs Center for the Arts turned to music to deal with stress and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – It started as any other Coral Springs City Commission proclamation until Mayor Scott Brook had to pause and catch his emotions. The moment happened last Wednesday as Brook read a passage proclaiming April 28 as Holocaust Remembrance Day in Coral Springs in front of dozens of ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When he was 12 years old, Ken Cutler learned something that would shape the rest of his life. As he prepared for his bar mitzvah, the future Coral Springs attorney and Parkland resident wanted to know why so many family members were coming from his father’s side but very few ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Early next week, a Coral Springs mother of three will make a pitch in Miami to big name investors including Armando "Pitbull" Perez and Kevin O’Leary for a chance to win $420,000 for her new startup. Michelle Brown will be among 100 business owners hoping to get the ...

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PARKLAND, FL – Shortly after more than 800 people took part in the fourth annual RUN 4 BEIGEL race in Parkland, Linda Beigel Schulman reminded the runners and walkers what they had just accomplished on a cool, picturesque Sunday morning. By signing up for the event, the mother of Scott Beigel, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs Police Officer Sandy Gomez knew the woman standing in front of him wasn’t well. It was 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2021, and he went to a house after his department got a call from a concerned neighbor that the woman living in the house hadn’t been seen in public for ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – On Sunday, more than 600 people are expected to run and walk in the fourth annual RUN 4 BEIGEL race in Parkland. Most have signed up for a clear reason, organizers said: to preserve the memory of the popular Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School cross-county coach and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – There are roughly 20 homeless people in Coral Springs at any given time, according to city police department. That’s a lot of people, said a Coral Springs coffee shop owner who is wondering if there’s a small solution to this problem: What if business owners, civic leaders ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, Denise Reed saw groups of students running past the school, which was shut down amid the police investigation. The school’s former assistant principal soon learned that the students were part of the MSD ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A Coral Springs mother and university employee lives with a “silent passenger.” It’s a term Gayle Morell, 47, uses to speak about the cancerous tumors that have invaded her body and won’t leave. Morell has suffered from neuroendocrine carcinoma since she was in her early ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The war-torn environment of Ukraine is seen everywhere today. As the world watches the often-horrific scenes unfold halfway around the world, many South Florida and Parkland residents are looking for a place to turn to support local people that have lost everything over the past ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When the RUN 4 BEIGEL returns on April 10 in Parkland, the proceeds will benefit at-risk children touched by gun violence more than a thousand miles away in the hills of rural New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. As organizers see it, these children are the legacy of the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – More than three years after the passing of former Coral Springs Mayor Walter “Skip” Campbell, his family and friends attended Thursday a celebration in honor of renaming a street in front of City Hall in his name. NW 94 Avenue, at the corner of Sample Road, will now ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The Coral Springs Police Officers Foundation is once again offering its college scholarship program.  The scholarships are open to high school seniors living in Coral Springs.  Last year, the Coral Springs Police Officers Foundation awarded scholarships to nine high school ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Coral Springs attorney Kenneth A. Cutler was asked to help research photos dating back to the 1800s and purchased in an antique show in Palm Beach County. He studied Google, Ancestry.com, and other sources for answers. Here's what he found out on his research journey.  My ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Here’s a message Broward County Libraries issued on social media earlier this month after Russia invaded Ukraine: “When world events take a frightening turn, we look for ways to select our sources and make sense of what is happening. Your library is the place you can go to ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Hours before Our Town America Festival was to open on Friday in Coral Springs, businessman Rick Langnas looked at the performance stage and remembered the memories. He’s played there with his bands over the past 10 years – for free. “It’s been a lot of fun,” said Langnas, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Organizers of last weekend’s waterways cleanup in Coral Springs released a new photo Tuesday of a BMW found submerged near Riverside Park. It was one of two cars found in the C-14 Canal by volunteers taking part in the annual Broward Waterway Cleanup on Saturday. They also ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Gina Rose Montalto Children's Wing at the Parkland Library is now official. The area was dedicated Monday, and unveiled to honor of Gina Rose Montalto, who lost her life in the 2018 Stoneman Douglas tragedy. Montalto loved reading, helping children, and volunteering among a ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After Russian troops attacked Ukraine last month, two Jewish families in Coral Springs called Rabbi Avraham Friedman for help in finding their loved ones in areas besieged by rockets and gunfire. The executive director of Chabad of Coral Springs -- the Jewish religious and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – On a routine trash collection route through Coral Springs last month, a Waste Pro driver spotted a woman slowly falling out of the chair on her front porch. Trent Applewhite ran over to her and caught her before she hit her head. He called 911 and followed an operator’s ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As part of an annual countywide waterways cleanup last weekend, volunteers were cleaning a canal at Riverside Park in Coral Springs when they noticed something unusual toward the surface of the water. They called Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department, Broward County ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The father of Joaquin Oliver -- one of 17 people gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School four years ago -- climbed Monday to the top of a construction crane near the White House to demand action on gun violence. Manuel Oliver traveled to Washington, D.C. on the ...

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