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Parkland School Coronavirus Data: 10 New Cases

May 8, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- There were 10 new cases of COVID-19 between April 25–May 1 according to the latest data posted by the Florida Department of Health on May 7. There are now a total of 250 cases in Parkland schools through May 7. 

Total Cases According to the Florida Department of Health's Latest Data Through May 7:

- Heron Heights ...

“It Was Incredible:” MSD Principal Described Her Blue Angels Flight Over School And South Florida

PARKLAND, FL – As she whizzed above her school in a U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet this week, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Michelle Kefford pulled out her cell phone and recorded the moment.

“There it is, there it is,” she said smiling, sitting in the back of an F/A-18 Super Hornet, as the jet flew over the school on Wednesday at 3:30 pm.

Kefford got ...

Parkland School Coronavirus Data: 5 New Cases

PARKLAND, FL- There were 5 new cases of COVID-19 between April 18–April 24 according to the latest data posted by the Florida Department of Health on April 30. There are now a total of 240 cases in Parkland schools through April 30. 

Total Cases According to the Florida Department of Health's Latest Data Through April 30:

- Heron Heights ...

Congressman Presenting Parkland Pushes For Local Gun Buyback Initiatives

May 14, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Have a few guns to sell? New federal legislation would make it easier to organize local gun buyback initiatives.

A bill introduced Wednesday in the U.S House of Representatives -- co-sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22) who represents Parkland and Coral Springs -- would authorize new matching grants available for local law enforcement agencies to help offset costs of ...

Parkland Vice Mayor Bob Mayersohn Elected to Serve on Florida League of Cities Board of Directors

PARKLAND, FL- The Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, announced that City of Parkland (City), Vice Mayor Bob Mayersohn was recently elected to serve on the Florida League of Cities Board of Directors. 

“I am honored to serve on this board and looking forward to this tremendous opportunity.” Vice Mayor Mayersohn ...

Mayor Walker Hosting Community Conversation Thursday

PARKLAND, FL- Parkland Mayor Rich Walker is hosting his second Community Conversation this coming Thursday. 

The event is intended to give community members an opportunity to address questions and concerns and to have discussions with Mayor Walker. 

Mayor Walker intends to hold his Community Conversations monthly at different area businesses.

"I will always do ...

Back Fields at Pine Trails Park Under Renovation

May 6, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- The back fields at Pine Trails Park are going to be a lot less soggy soon. The notoriously wet and patchy soccer and football fields are under significant repair, which should help the many coaches, players, and families that use the fields.

Mayor Rich Walker is pleased to get going on the project.

"We are very excited for our residents to finally have year round ...

Parkland Soccer Club Holds Tryouts for 2021-2022 Season in May

PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Soccer Club (PSC) is closing out a tremendous year and looking towards making next year even more successful.

Parkland Soccer Club's vision is to become South Florida’s leading soccer development organization. Its mission is to identify Parkland Soccer talent, and to maximize the potential of players at any level through professional coaching ...

Kids Care Club Delivers 450 Mother's Day Tote Bags to Local Area Women in Need

May 9, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- Mother's Day is a global celebration and appreciation of mothers everywhere. Parkland, as much as anywhere, is filled with mothers that love, bless, and care for the families in our community. On this Mother's Day, local students from the Kids Care Club once again found a way to bless local residents in need.

The Kids Care Club, made up of local high school ...

Mother’s Day Appreciation: After Unspeakable Loss, Coral Springs Daughters Share Love For “True Constant” In Their Lives

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In a world like ours today, where life can flip upside down in a matter of days, our family underwent an unspeakable loss.

Almost nine months ago, August 20, 2020, we lost our Dad, an integral part of our family. Our party of four quickly became a party of three and this party of three; we were devastated. However, even through a time of learning how to live life all ...

“It Was Incredible:” MSD Principal Described Her Blue Angels Flight Over School And South Florida

PARKLAND, FL – As she whizzed above her school in a U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet this week, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Michelle Kefford pulled out her cell phone and recorded the moment.

“There it is, there it is,” she said smiling, sitting in the back of an F/A-18 Super Hornet, as the jet flew over the school on Wednesday at 3:30 pm.

Kefford got ...

Parkland Crime Report Updates May 4-May 10

May 14, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- The latest updates of notable crime reports from the BSO through May 4- May 10, 2021.

Theft:

May 5: NW 71st Ter; 16" Stihl concrete cutting saw was taken from the side yard, while resident was busy in the backyard. Total loss of $1687.00. An area canvas had negative results.
May 7: Knight Rd; The person reporting the theft stated that unknown person(s) ...

Parkland BSO Connects With Local Community

PARKLAND, FL-  The Cascata residences of Parkland held a festive neighborhood event last Friday, and everyone was invited, including BSO Parkland.

The family-friendly party to kick off the weekend has been a hit with local residents, and it was highlighted by the BSO showing up in a community-friendly way. The BSO Parkland not only showed up to hang out and interact with ...

Parkland Crime Report Updates

PARKLAND, FL- The latest updates of notable crime reports from the BSO for the week of April 20-26, 2021. 

VICTIM of Burglary Residence (C), at Nw 67th Pl, Parkland, FL, between 21:00, 04/20/2021 and 07:00, 04/21/2021. Reported: 04/21/2021. Tot.Est.Loss: $120. LW FEDUIK, J. C. *LW1276869*

Community Name: Incident Type: Burglary Residence Case# 17-2104-000868 Zone: 1704 Time: 2100-0700 ...

Eats 'N' Beats Returns June 5

May 10, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland's popular family food and music event, Eats 'N' Beats, is returning to Pine Trails Amphitheater on Saturday, June 5.

The family-friendly event will feature live music by Shaw Davis and The Black Ties and include food trucks as well.

Eats 'N' Beats is from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. and is free to attend. Facial coverings are ...

Update On New Coral Springs Barnes and Noble

May 8, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When the Barnes & Noble store returns to The Walk of Coral Springs, it will be a smaller version of the former 27,000-square-foot store that had been there for more than 20 years.

The new roughly 10,000-square-foot store will have books, toys, games, puzzles, and stationery.

There will be comfortable chairs in various sections (although, most likely, not ...

Barnes & Noble Store Expects To Open By November In The Walk In Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A Barnes & Noble store is planning to open in The Walk in Coral Springs by Thanksgiving, ending months of speculation on whether the store would return to its old location, The Walk’s owners announced Saturday.

The book store chain signed Friday a leased with Amera Corporation, which operates The Walk on University Drive, to open its store next door to ...

Friends Turn Love of Celebrations Into Local Business

PARKLAND, FL- Everyone loves a celebration. From birthdays and holidays to other special occasions, people look forward to celebrating the goodness of life. Two Parkland friends are such fans of celebrations that they decided to turn it officially into a business. Today, Kara-Jane Wilkinsky and Kimberly Mann are co-owners of Tis The Season Favors, an online party favor and ...

Local COVID Vaccinations For Children 12 to 15

May 13, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - A major pharmacy chain has started to roll out appointments across Florida for the Pfizer vaccine for children older than 12 years old.

CVS announced this week that Covid-19 vaccine appointments for children 12 to 15 are available at 640 pharmacy locations in Florida and more than 5,600 nationwide.

To schedule an appointment visit CVS.com or go through the CVS ...

Covid-19 Testing Site At Florida Panthers IceDen In Coral Springs To Close Sunday

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The last remaining free Covid-19 testing site in Coral Springs will close on Sunday, city officials said Tuesday.

The public testing site in the parking lot of Florida Panthers IceDen at 3299 Sportsplex Drive will shut down because of declining demand for testing, officials said on social media.

The site has been run by the Florida Department of Emergency ...

Fighting For Chansen: Coral Springs Family Prepares For Their Son’s Third Bout With Cancer

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – My son Chansen is starting his third fight against cancer. He’s just 20 years old and has battled cancer for much of his life. 

Last month, during a routine check of Chansen’s abdomen, the doctors discovered a tumor. Last week, they informed my family that it was most likely malignant.

The report showed he has several lymph ...

Ice Cream is a Mexican-American Dream at Cieladito’s in Coral Springs

May 11, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Shane Carter was a U.S. Army officer working at the Pentagon when he married his wife, Dulce, 27 years ago. He was an American, his wife, born in Mexico. 

When traveling through her native homeland, he fell in love with her rich culture and the unique form of ice cream store, the heladería, which pepper every major town and city throughout that ...

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Loxachatchee Road Improvements to Begin Fall 2022

May 14, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- The Loxahatchee Road reconstruction project has been in planning for years. Former Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky and the City of Parkland started the process to ensure safer roadways.

The project will reconstruct Loxahatchee Road from Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge to SR 7/US 441. The project is slated to begin in the Fall of 2022 and be ...

Allegro Parkland: Best-In-Class Living For All Retirement Ages

PARKLAND, FL- Thirty years ago, Parkland had barely 3,000 residents. The suburban sprawl of the Miami- Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area had hardly reached the northwest corner of Broward County. 

Fast-forward to 2021, and Parkland is one of the fastest growing communities in South Florida, having grown to over ten times its population in 1990. What has been a rural-turned-suburban ...

Parkland Vice Mayor Bob Mayersohn Elected to Serve on Florida League of Cities Board of Directors

PARKLAND, FL- The Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, announced that City of Parkland (City), Vice Mayor Bob Mayersohn was recently elected to serve on the Florida League of Cities Board of Directors. 

“I am honored to serve on this board and looking forward to this tremendous opportunity.” Vice Mayor Mayersohn ...

The Bin Doctor In Coral Springs: Just Purchased New House? Give The Gift Of Germ Free Home

May 6, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - If you know someone who just bought a new house, give them the gift of a germ-free home.

The Bin Doctor is available to have their new home disinfected by the time they move in.

The disinfecting service includes:

- Disinfects all surfaces including curtains and rugs.  

- Neutralizes and eliminates foul odors.

- No fragrances, no wiping, no residue.

The ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...