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“Light Up the Night” Winter Wonderland Holiday Party to Benefit Three Charities Including Parkland Cares, December 6

November 8, 2018

PARKLAND, FLA - The annual “Light Up the Night” Charity Holiday Party will once again bring our community together in a “feel good” evening that’s hosted by Baker & Zimmerman as their gift to the community, on December 6, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

“While it broke the hearts of this quiet, tight knit peaceful community, it didn’t break ...

Veterans Day Celebration, November 11

PARKLAND, FLA - A veterans day celebration will be held on Sunday, November 11 at the Amphitheatre at Pine Trails Park.  The festivities will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and feature live music, arts and crafts, and food trucks.  A sunset ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m.

Wolf-A-Palooza Kicks Off Holiday Season at Westglades

November 21, 2018

PARKLAND, FL - Over 800 students at Westglades Middle School took part in Wolf-A-Palooza, an annual kickoff event to the Holiday Season.

Wolf-A-Palooza began three years ago by the then PTA to create an event that would increase unity and bonding within the student body. Wolf-A-Palooza has increased in scope each year since, and overall Wolfpack school spirit has visibly increased. On ...

Parkland Library Offers Presentation by Author of "A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee", November 28.

PARKLAND, FLA - The Parkland Library will be hosting a free presentation featuring author Miriam Hoffman and her son, renowned actor Avi Hoffman on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  They will discuss Miriam Hoffman’s new book A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee.  It is a nonfiction book detailing her personal experience and survival of post-War Eastern Europe ...

Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment 2018 Class 5A State Champions

PARKLAND, FLA - Parkland's Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment captured the 5A Florida State Marching Band Championship State Title on Saturday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL with a score of 92.95. This gives them back to back state titles.  The Eagle Regiment won all three major judging categories, including music, general effect, and visual presentation. Timber Creek High School ...

Wolf-A-Palooza Kicks Off Holiday Season at Westglades

November 21, 2018

PARKLAND, FL - Over 800 students at Westglades Middle School took part in Wolf-A-Palooza, an annual kickoff event to the Holiday Season.

Wolf-A-Palooza began three years ago by the then PTA to create an event that would increase unity and bonding within the student body. Wolf-A-Palooza has increased in scope each year since, and overall Wolfpack school spirit has visibly increased. On ...

Lori Alhadeff Officially Becomes School Board Member

Parkland, FL- Lori Alhadeff was sworn in today as a new member of the Broward County School Board. She will represent District 4 which serves the city of Parkland. Alhadeff ran for school board to honor her daughter, Alyssa, who was one of the students lost to the February 14th shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. Alhadeff earned 65% of the vote to win her seat on the ...

Broward County Public Schools Choice Application for 2019-2020 School Year Opens December 1, 2018

Parkland, FL- Broward County Public Schools Choice application for the 2019-2020 school year opens on December 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on February 6, 2019. During this time period Broward County Public Schools offers families a variety of school choice options.  Parents and guardians may submit applications for any or all of the following applications: Nova schools, magnet programs ...

Free Meditation Class, November 17

November 16, 2018

PARKLAND, FLA - The Parkland Library will be hosting a free meditation class for adults and teens on Saturday, November 17 at 10:30 a.m.  

Registration is required.

To register, call 954-757-4207 or www.cityofparkland.org/library

Parkland Cares Children's Book Event: Wings by Caren Bock, November 15

PARKLAND, FLA - On Thursday, November 15, Parkland Cares is sponsoring a children's book event featuring author Caren Bock.  The event will take place at the Parkland Library at 4 p.m. and will Bock reading from her book, "Wings:  Soar Through The Journey."  The author will sign books that will be available for purchase to benefit Parkland Cares.

Richard Walker Welcomed Onto Parkland City Commission

November 15, 2018

PARKLAND, FLA - City of Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky and Parkland Commission members welcomed its newest member, District 2 Commissioner Richard Walker, on Wednesday night.  Mayor Hunschofsky and the Commission also congratulated outgoing Commissioner Grace Solomon on her term in office.  

Thanksgiving Fun Facts & Trivia

November 17, 2018

PARKLAND, FLA - Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken? Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621.

Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, eggs, and dried fruits during the original three-day celebration.

For 154 years, ...

City of Parkland Farmers' Market, November 18

PARKLAND, FLA - The City of Parkland Farmers' Market will continue this Sunday, November 18.  The Market is held Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Equestrian Center, 8350 Ranch Road.  

Presented by Northwest Medical Center, the City of Parkland Farmers' Market offers customers the opportunity to purchase items such as fresh and organic vegetables, ...

Parkland Shooter Attacked Sheriff's Officer in Jail, Police Say

November 14, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz is in trouble again, this time while in the custody of Broward County Corrections Department.

Cruz was charged with assault and battery of a law enforcement officer after he attacked a Broward County Sheriff on Tuesday night, according to a police report.

At approximately 5:55 p.m., Cruz was in the day room of the BSO ...

Parkland Shooter Attacked Sheriff's Officer in Jail, Police Say

November 14, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz is in trouble again, this time while in the custody of Broward County Corrections Department.

Cruz was charged with assault and battery of a law enforcement officer after he attacked a Broward County Sheriff on Tuesday night, according to a police report.

At approximately 5:55 p.m., Cruz was in the day room of the BSO ...

More Than 54 Million Expected to Travel Nationwide, Highest Travel Volume Since 2005

November 14, 2018

NATIONAL - AAA forecasts more than 54 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday, a 4.8 percent increase from the nearly 51 million that traveled in 2017.

The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, when 58.6 million people traveled. The 2018 Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as ...

Holiday Gifts that Keep on Giving

November 12, 2018

Make gift giving easy with unique green gifts that provide weeks and in some cases months and years of beauty. Plus, gifting easy-care blooming plants is an experiential gift that’s ideal for everyone, especially that person on your list who has everything.

Gardeners as well as practical family members and friends will enjoy the dual purpose the Christmas rose (Hellebore) provides. This ...

Parkland Library Offers Presentation by Author of "A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee", November 28.

November 19, 2018

PARKLAND, FLA - The Parkland Library will be hosting a free presentation featuring author Miriam Hoffman and her son, renowned actor Avi Hoffman on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  They will discuss Miriam Hoffman’s new book A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee.  It is a nonfiction book detailing her personal experience and survival of post-War Eastern Europe ...

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Broward County School Board Elects Heather P. Brinkworth as Chair and Donna P. Korn as Vice Chair

November 20, 2018

 

Parkland, FL- Today, Tuesday, November 20, 2018, The School Board of Broward County, Florida, elected Heather P. Brinkworth (District 3) as Chair and Donna P. Korn (Countywide At-Large, Seat 8) as Vice Chair. The nominations and election took place during the School Board’s Annual Organizational Meeting, following a swearing-in ceremony for newly elected and re-elected School ...

School Choice Application Window for 2019/20 School Year Opens December 1, 2018

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce that the School Choice application window for the 2019/20 school year takes place December 1, 2018 – February 6, 2019.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to explore all of the District’s School Choice options available for their families. BCPS is a national leader for offering innovative, personalized learning ...