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Parkland Golf and Country Club Celebrates Graduation

June 3, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Any student graduating from school this year is experiencing uniquely difficult circumstances. For students living in the Parkland Golf and Country Club neighborhood, a bleak season was made a little brighter by local residents and management at Parkland Golf. What began during the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic as a successful birthday parade inspired a ...

Heron Heights Holds 5th Grade Promotion Parade

PARKLAND, FL- In a difficult season that often feels increasingly challenging each week, Parklanders are continuing to step up with creative ideas. Heron Heights Elementary celebrated the final day of school in Broward County with a 5th Grade Promotion Parade. 

”The promotion parade was a fabulous way to celebrate our 5th graders in a time that is unprecedented. They worked ...

Riverglades 5th Graders Roll Through Graduation

PARKLAND, FL- The 5th grade class at Riverglades Elementary School made the very best of the COVID-19 situation on Thursday. As many schools are working to figure out how to put cap on the school year, the greatest challenge is often for the classes that are graduating from the school. Last walks, conversations, and photos that were always anticipated have vanished with the pandemic that ...

Parkland Shines Light For Racial Equality

June 3, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Mayor Christine Hunschofsky and the City of Parkland are asking community members to join them in shining a light on racial injustice. Community members are encouraged to stand outside their homes on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. for 8 min 46 seconds with a candle, light and/or sign to honor George Floyd and come together as a community to support the battle ...

Statement From Robert Runcie on Policing, Race, and Equity

PARKLAND, FL-  

Statement from Superintendent Robert W. Runcie 

Issues of policing, race and equity are at the forefront of our national news and community dialogue. During the last few weeks of our current COVID-19 pandemic, we have been outraged at what the entire world has witnessed repeatedly on televised news cycles and social media outlets, resulting in stress and ...

Broward County Monthly Update with County Commissioner Michael Udine

PARKLAND, FL- The enduring strength of our community has been demonstrated through an unimaginable disruption; the COVID-19 pandemic. Drive by birthday parades, setting up distance play dates for the kids, or Facetiming and Zooming to keep in touch has become the norm. We continue to learn how to “socially” reinvent ourselves and the way we traditionally interact.  So just ...

Florida Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs Is Reopening For Lessons, For Now

May 28, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Good news for Parkland hockey fans – Florida Panthers IceDen is reopening with coronavirus limitations.

There’s no return to leagues or tournaments just yet, but lots of opportunities to get private lessons, according to a letter from the facility to patrons.

Private figure skating and private hockey lessons are being offered at the facility at ...

Cousin of Alyssa Alhadeff Hosts Make Our Schools Safe Benefit Run

PARKLAND, FL- Make Our Schools Safe is hosting a virtual run next month to encourage a healthy lifestyle and support school safety. 'Run for School Safety' is a virtual run or walk taking place June 27-28, 2020. Participants can run or walk 1 mile, 5K or 10K any time the last weekend in June. All proceeds of the race will go to Make Our Schools Safe.

The race was started in ...

Westglades Athletics Virtual Banquet and Awards Now Available Online

PARKLAND, FL- The Westglades Middle School Athletics Virtual Banquet and Awards Presentation is now available on the school website.  All the coaches came together and made a presentation of the season, and discussing their team and presenting team awards such as MVP, MIP and Sportsmanship Awards.  Athletics also named the MSD Scholarship Winners, Coach of the Year, ...

Cousin of Alyssa Alhadeff Hosts Make Our Schools Safe Benefit Run

May 26, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Make Our Schools Safe is hosting a virtual run next month to encourage a healthy lifestyle and support school safety. 'Run for School Safety' is a virtual run or walk taking place June 27-28, 2020. Participants can run or walk 1 mile, 5K or 10K any time the last weekend in June. All proceeds of the race will go to Make Our Schools Safe.

The race was started in ...

Wonder Paws Rescue Making a Difference in Parkland and Coral Springs

PARKLAND, FL- Community members from Parkland, Coral Springs and surrounding areas have teamed up to help rescue animals through Wonder Paws Rescue. The nonprofit animal rescue was founded with the purpose of helping families with animals in crisis and animals in need of rescue. According to the website, "Wonder Paws Rescue will provide temporary housing, medical care and ...

Coastal Community Church Gives Groceries for Thousands of Meals

PARKLAND, FL- Before the Coronavirus pandemic began, Broward County already had over 250,000 people that don't know where their next meal is coming from, including 75,000 children. According to the county, nearly 15% of our population is food insecure, and the Coronavirus pandemic has dramatically increased the number of people in need.

Volunteers from Coastal Community Church in ...

Demonstrating Service In Serving

June 1, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Before I begin this message, I want to take a moment to remember a beloved member of the Broward Sheriff’s Office family, Communications Operator III Nikima Thompson, who sadly lost her brave battle with COVID-19 on May 4. Nikima was a dedicated 16-year veteran of BSO and the first communications operator to die in the line of duty in Florida. We pay tribute to her ...

Gunshots Fly Towards Parkland From Everglades; Four Arrested

PARKLAND, FL- Parkland Bay residents were startled on Friday evening by stray gunshots fired into their community from the Everglades Wildlife Management area to the west of Parkland. Local resident Craig Levine discovered trees with human stick-figure outlines painted on them riddled with bullet holes, as shells and packaging were left behind on the ground. The shots were fired from the ...

Coral Springs Firefighters Helped Battle Brush Fires in Collier County

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Firefighters from Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department have helped battle brush fires in Collier County in recent days.

Four Coral Springs firefighters joined dozens of others from Broward, Miami Dade and Palm Beach counties in extinguishing massive fires along the edge of the Florida Everglades, including the north and south sides of I-75, known as Alligator ...

Looking For Summer Camp? Museum of Art in Coral Springs To Start Virtual Art Program

June 4, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The Coral Springs Museum of Art is launching a first-ever virtual summer camp program for young artists ages 6-15 on June 15.

The 10-week program, Zoom into the Studio, offers students the chance to develop artistic skills in an interactive atmosphere with lessons taught by professional artists.
 
“In our museum, we profoundly believe art ...

Disney and Universal Come to Parkland Neighborhoods

PARKLAND, FL- Disney World and Universal Studios are closed, so residents brought the characters to communities across Parkland. Golf carts and cars slowly made their way through the neighborhoods to greet characters such as Snow White, Mario, Spiderman and of course Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Children screamed in delight as their favorite characters came to life. In a ...

Coral Springs Museum of Art Faces Budget Shortfall, Considers Staff Reduction

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Museums across the world are suffering financial losses from shutdowns related to the coronavirus, leading to furloughs, layoffs, and indefinite closings.  

Coral Springs Museum of Art isn’t spared from similar hardships.

Facing a $140,800 budgetary deficit, the museum is considering cutting staff and reducing gallery hours when it re-opens, according to ...

William Shapiro, Devoted Teacher and Advocate, Passes Away at 90

June 3, 2020

PARKLAND, FL – Dr. William Shapiro, 90, died peacefully on June 1, 2020, after a long battle with lewy body dementia.   After serving our country in the United States Army during the Korean War, Shapiro taught history at Lincoln Junior High School, Mountain High School and West Orange High School for forty-two years and was faculty advisor to the student government for many ...

Coral Springs Cornerstone Project Gets Commitment From Medical Company

June 2, 2020

PARKLAND, FL – The developer of the Cornerstone project for downtown Coral Springs said this week that a sizeable chunk of commercial space has been signed by a medical company.

In updating the project, Rod Sheldon of Boca Raton-based Predesco Property Investments told Coral Springs Community Redevelopment Agency directors on Monday that 100,000-square-feet of the complex will ...

Parkland Begins to Reopen; Broward Gyms Still Closed

PARKLAND, FL- Broward and Miami-Dade begin their Phase I reopening plan this week, and local establishments are scrambling to get themselves ready. Hundreds of area businesses in and around Parkland are doing their best to be prepared for the "new normal."

The single most consistent hope for area business owners is that patrons have patience. Everyone is still figuring this out ...

The "New Normal" Begins Monday in Parkland

PARKLAND, FL- Governor DeSantis signed an Executive Order opening Phase I of Broward and Miami-Dade counties on Monday. In a press conference held in Doral on Thursday afternoon, DeSantis made the announcement official. Non-essential businesses such as manufacturing facilities, office buildings, and more will be allowed to open under Phase I social distancing guidelines. 

DeSantis is ...

Coronavirus Update: 4 New Cases in Parkland in the Past Two Weeks

May 29, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- The slow reopening of Florida has shown a slight uptick of  COVID-19 cases. Cases increased by almost 10,000 in the past two weeks. According to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health, there are 54,497 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,413 deaths in Florida. Prior to Phase 1 of the reopening, Parkland went ...

Peaceful Protest Monday Evening in Parkland

June 1, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- In the wake of protests developing around the world in response to the death of Minnesota man George Floyd, Parklanders hosted a protest as well on Monday evening. Close to 100 locals gathered together in unison to express their solidarity with racial equality movements around the world. The group organized and held signs showing their support at the Heron ...

Meet Bruno: Wonder Paws Rescue Pet of the Week

June 4, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Bruno is still searching for the family that wants to throw his ball forever. This young 3 year old boy is good with other dogs (NO kitties) and is a total sweetheart. He has white hair around his eyes and white spots on his back that make him so unique and special! Bruno’s favorite activities are playing fetch and getting belly rubs! 

For more ...

Parkland Golf and Country Club Celebrates Graduation

PARKLAND, FL- Any student graduating from school this year is experiencing uniquely difficult circumstances. For students living in the Parkland Golf and Country Club neighborhood, a bleak season was made a little brighter by local residents and management at Parkland Golf. What began during the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic as a successful birthday parade inspired a ...

Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Starts Friday, May 29

PARKLAND, FL- As the calendar turns to June, Florida enters hurricane season. Expenses can add up quickly when preparing for a diaster. Qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax this coming weekend, Friday, May 29, 2020, through Thursday, June 4, 2020.

The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida ...

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Broward Curfew Lifted; Miami-Dade Moves to Midnight

June 3, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- The Broward County curfew that has been in place since Sunday has been lifted as of this evening, advised Parkland resident and Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine and Ready Broward, the county's official emergency management twitter account. The curfew was from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., and was originally scheduled to be in place through this weekend. While the curfew ...

Beach Sunbathing and More Opens on Monday

PARKLAND, FL- As the beaches of Broward County have opened up, many beach goers have been daydreaming of relaxing on the summer sand and soaking up the rays without needing to keep moving along.

Daydream no more. The beaches of Broward will be open again to sunbathing as of Monday, June 1. Social distancing rules still apply, and masks are expected to be in use in any scenario that places ...

Near the Beach This Afternoon? Watch a Rocket Launch Into Space

PARKLAND, FL- As Parkland and Broward County residents adjust to their newly opened beaches, they are in for a treat this afternoon. NASA and SpaceX will be sending its first manned rocket in nine years on a flight to the International Space Station. 

Two astronauts, Drew Hurley and Bob Behnken, will be aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that is scheduled to blast off from Kennedy ...