Meet Your Neighbor

April 30, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When she was living in a small town in Connecticut in the 1970s, Stephanie Pearson had to bring trash from her home to the town’s dump -- which was literally a “pile of garbage,” she recalled. The future Coral Springs resident, then a young woman interested in the working of ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For Jorge Hernandez, the beaches of South Florida have always been a refuge from hectic daily life. That was until the Coral Springs teenager realized the sand under his feet is full of toxins. The pollutants: plastic. So he and his family decided to do something about ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Since she was 2 years old, Alana Scheuerer has performed on a stage as a dancer, winning over crowds with her jazz, ballet, and tap skills. Now 23, the Coral Springs resident is soon going to bring her dancing abilities, as well as a passion for helping others through the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – No matter how bad Covid-19 got, a Coral Springs mother hasn’t skipped a shift as a pediatric intensive care nurse in Miami. When she’s scheduled to work, Ashley Donisi-Turner, 32, drives an hour to the hospital, dons heavy protective equipment, and pulls 13-hour night shifts ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When his first short film debuts this weekend, an aspiring movie producer from Coral Springs hopes to start a career focused on telling the stories of people overlooked and undervalued in our society. Julian Glasthal, 21, is a 2017 graduate of City of Coral Springs Charter ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The phone call offering a job finally came last month for a Coral Springs woman who had been out of work since March. “It was such a relief and so exciting,” said Fran Thomas, who landed a job in human resources, her area of expertise. In a TAPinto Coral Springs profile on ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Fran Thomas hasn’t given up looking for work. Nearly six months ago, the 48-year-old Coral Springs resident lost her job as a recruiting coordinator for a Philadelphia-based company. Covid-19 knocked out her job, as well as her health insurance, savings account, and sense ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Just as the Covid-19 outbreak was starting in March, an ambitious Coral Springs entrepreneur rushed to create a new hand sanitizer. Within three months, Jack Donaldson IV got U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for his lemongrass-scented product. And now, the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Back in 2001, Rachel Ramjattan volunteered to organize a musical at Coral Springs Center for The Arts whose proceeds helped fund homes for poor disabled and elderly people around the world. For the Coral Springs mother of three and technology professional, the show “Jesus ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As a graduate of the Coral Springs High School Class of 2020, the coronavirus could not have come at a worse time. In a matter of a few months, the moments that we have been looking forward to for 12 years, such as prom and graduation, were taken from us. Personally, as ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - If I was told in the waning months of 2019 the side job I had just started would later put me in a group of people regarded as saviors on social media, I’d be thoroughly confused. Yet, through the twisted magic of COVID-19, this became a reality. If you assumed I was a ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Ari Rabin started composing music in the basement of his boarding school a few years ago. Then, he performed his songs to a few school friends. From there, he played for a larger group of classmates. Before long, the 18-year-old Coral Springs native who is an Orthodox Jew had ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When the coronavirus shutdown happened, David Frankel wanted to create a positive change. “I declared that I would ride my bicycle every day because I would not have that opportunity again,” said Frankel, an independent office furniture dealer from Coral Springs. And so, ...

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