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Parkland Student Named National Science Finalist

September 24, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Zoe Weissman has a tremendous future ahead of her in science. The Parkland resident and American Heritage Plantation student was recently named one of 30 National Finalists for the Broadcom MASTERS Award. Weissman was the only South Florida finalist chosen from a group of over 50,000 students that applied for the award nationwide.

Weissman's science project involves ...

Broward Schools Push Back Reopening to October 14 and 20

PARKLAND, FL- At a nearly 12 hour meeting on Tuesday, Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie and the Broward County School Board agreed to open schools beginning Wednesday, October 14 for some students and Tuesday, October 20 for the remainder of students. 

Runcie had proposed a return to school beginning October 5, but concerns from employees and School Board members over ...

Four Parkland Schools Receive Golden School Award

PARKLAND, FL- Four Parkland schools received the Golden School Award for the 2019-2020 school year. The Florida Department of Education Golden and Silver School Awards recognize schools with exemplary volunteer programs that promote parent and community engagement in education. Broward County Public Schools announced 80 District schools that earned the ...

Florida Enters Phase 3 of Reopening; Broward Will Keep Some Restrictions

September 26, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Life is getting closer to normal for the State of Florida and Parkland residents. Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that Florida will be moving to Phase 3 of reopening. Broward and Miami-Dade Counties plan to slowly ease restrictions.

Broward County Mayor Dale Holness also made an announcement on Friday about the specific updates for Broward County and how ...

Christine Hunschofsky Announces Win of State House Race

PARKLAND, FL – Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky will be representing State House District 96, which runs through Coral Springs and Parkland, she announced Monday.

“It's official! Earlier today I received word from the Division of Elections that the write-in candidate in our race has withdrawn. Although my name will appear on ballots that voters will begin to receive at the ...

Pine Tree Estates Residents Battle With City Over Street Maintenance

PARKLAND, FL- The roads in Pine Tree Estates of Parkland are in rough shape. Years of wear and tear combined with the rains of South Florida have deteriorated the condition of the streets. Local Pine Tree Estates residents are asking the City of Parkland to perform proper maintenance and upkeep on the roads and have filed a lawsuit over the issue.

Pine Tree Estates resident Todd ...

Friendship Bench Dedicated to Alyssa Alhadeff

September 16, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Parkland Travel Soccer and the City of Parkland are ensuring that the warm and kind spirit of Alyssa Alhadeff lives on at Pine Trails Park.

The "Friendship Bench" at Pine Trails Park was dedicated in memory and appreciation of Alyssa, who lost her life in the Stoneman Douglas tragedy of 2018 and was a Captain for Parkland Travel Soccer.

Mayor Christine ...

Parkland Redhawks Registration Open; Free Clinic On Sunday

PARKLAND, FL- Registration is now open for the 20th season of the Parkland Redhawks Lacrosse League. Parkland Lacrosse's number one goal is to provide the highest quality coaching and support to provide a fun, safe and positive experience for their players and families!

Parkland Redhawks Lacrosse is offering half off registration fees for the 2021 season due to the ...

Friendship Bench Dedicated to Alyssa Alhadeff

September 16, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Parkland Travel Soccer and the City of Parkland are ensuring that the warm and kind spirit of Alyssa Alhadeff lives on at Pine Trails Park.

The "Friendship Bench" at Pine Trails Park was dedicated in memory and appreciation of Alyssa, who lost her life in the Stoneman Douglas tragedy of 2018 and was a Captain for Parkland Travel Soccer.

Mayor Christine ...

Dozens Gather To Make 1,000 Rosh Hashanah Bags For Local Residents

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Bonnie Judson spent close to five hours Monday packing bag after bag of apples, honey, challah, cakes, grape juice, candles, and prayer books.

Together, the longtime Coral Springs resident and other volunteers prepared a total of 1,000 bags filled with everything Jewish families need to have a Rosh Hashanah service in their homes.  

Next: those 30-40 ...

Local Restaurant Owners Recall Trauma, Tragedy of Ground Zero on September 11

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Shortly after the World Trade Center came crashing down on Sept. 11, 2001, New York City police officers Irving and Maria Rodriguez went to patrol the areas around “Ground Zero,” doing their part to ease the chaos.

The future owners of the Gyroville restaurant in Coral Springs ended up staying connected to the recovery efforts for weeks and months to ...

Two Men Charged With Breaking Into Cars at Sawgrass Center Near Heron Bay

September 14, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Shortly after two cars were broken into outside a Publix near Parkland last Saturday, Coral Springs police spotted the car suspected in the burglaries, a police report said.

Officers followed the rented Cadillac as it drove behind a nearby L.A. Fitness and then a nearby Walmart, possibly casing the areas for more cars to break into.

Finally, officers approached the ...

Local Restaurant Owners Recall Trauma, Tragedy of Ground Zero on September 11

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Shortly after the World Trade Center came crashing down on Sept. 11, 2001, New York City police officers Irving and Maria Rodriguez went to patrol the areas around “Ground Zero,” doing their part to ease the chaos.

The future owners of the Gyroville restaurant in Coral Springs ended up staying connected to the recovery efforts for weeks and months to ...

Local 9/11 Memorial Tradition Continues; Tribute To Be Online Friday

CORAL SPRINGS, FL- After the fires blew out and debris hauled away from the former World Trade Center site in New York City, Gina Orlando vowed to make sure she – and all of Coral Springs – never forget the horrors of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001.

And so, the former New Yorker-turned-Coral Springs resident set out to create a permanent memorial and annual ceremonies in Coral ...

Halloween in Parkland; Flick or Treat Event October 30

September 19, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Halloween is just around the corner. As September is rapidly coming to a close, the first signs of autumn are beginning to show up.

The City of Parkland is hosting its traditional Halloween event this year in a festive manner that also respects social distancing by remaining in our vehicles.

Flick or Treat is being held on Friday, October 30, 2020, as a Halloween ...

Local Congregations Begin Offering In-Person Services

September 20, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- A number of local churches and synagogues have begun reopening for in-person services in September. Parkland's Coastal Community Church and Calvary Chapel are now open in limited capacity. Coastal is meeting at its regular campus while Calvary Chapel is currently holding services at the Marriott Hotel in Heron Bay while schools are currently closed. Synagogue Kol Tikvah is ...

Trader Joe’s Store Expected To Open This Fall on University Drive

September 2, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL- A Trader Joe’s store being built in The Walk of Coral Springs is expected to open this fall, the city’s economic development director said this week.

The store under construction in the former Barnes & Noble building at 2790 N. University Drive is expected to open in October or November, said Kristi Bartlett, economic development director for City of Coral ...

Meet the Local Candidates: Parkland Chamber Hosts Forum on October 7

PARKLAND, FL- Campaign season is ramping up, and local elections this year are hosting competitive fields in nearly every race.

The Parkland Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Candidates' Forum on Wednesday, October 7, at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. 

All candidates from the City Commission and Mayoral races are expected to attend, which will make for excellent discussion.

The event ...

Friday Coronavirus Update; Parkland Numbers and More

September 25, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Florida daily cases increased just under 3,000 heading into the weekend. The percent of positive results ranged from 3.84% to 5.84% over the past 2 weeks and was 4.29% on Thursday, September 24, 2020. This percentage calculated is for people that test positive for the first time and does not include people that had previously tested positive.

Here are the current ...

Wednesday Coronavirus Update: Parkland Surpasses 500 Cases

PARKLAND, FL- Florida daily cases increased to over 2,500 on Wednesday. The percent of positive results ranged from 3.84% to 5.85% over the past 2 weeks and was 5.30% on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. This percentage calculated is for people that test positive for the first time and does not include people that had previously tested positive.

Here are the current numbers according to ...

Monday Coronavirus Update; Parkland One New Case

PARKLAND, FL- The downward trend of Coronavirus cases continues. The percent of positive results ranged from 3.85% to 5.91% over the past 2 weeks and was 4.36% on Sunday, September 20, 2020. This percentage calculated is for people that test positive for the first time and does not include people that had previously tested positive.

Here are the current numbers according to the ...

Parkland Farmers' Market Opens in November with New Format

September 25, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Farmers' Market returns for the 2020/2021 season with a different format to ensure safety during the Coronavirus pandemic. The market will run from November to April in a Drive-Thru format. The Market is held twice per month on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during market season, always at the Equestrian Center, 8350 Ranch Road.  

The ...

Meet Espresso: Wonder Paws Pet of the Week

PARKLAND, FL- Espresso came all the way from Puerto Rico to find his forever home. He is currently in a foster home with Wonder Paws Rescue but looking for a loving and caring home to call his own.

When Espresso was found, both of his back were legs paralyzed after being hit by a car. Today you would never know that. He follows you around everywhere you go, ...

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Elements Massage-Coral Springs: Importance of Holistic Self-Care

September 20, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - How well are you taking care of yourself? Perhaps this is a question you regularly ask yourself or maybe it’s one that has gone by the wayside.

Life can be busy. And with everything you are juggling -- family, friends, work -- it can be difficult to prioritize self-care. People don’t always approach health holistically and oftentimes isolate their self-care ...

The Salt Room-Coral Springs Can Help Treat Emphysema

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Dry salt therapy can treat a lot of conditions – including emphysema.

To learn more about the Salt Room-Coral Springs, visit our website: www.saltroomcoralsprings.com, call us at 954.597.5545, or come see us at 1233 North University Drive in Coral Springs.