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Broward County Sets Out to Find Students Missing From School

September 24, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- This coming weekend, representatives from Broward County Public Schools will be canvassing areas around Broward County looking to find students that have been missing from school this year.

"Broward Teachers Union knows firsthand the value of education," said BTU President Anna Fusco. "That's why when our union received a grant from the American Federation of ...

Parkland Schools COVID update

PARKLAND, FL- In Broward County's most recent report, Parkland's five largest schools have now combined for a total of 48 positive COVID cases.

The numbers by school are as follows:

Heron Heights Elementary: 14
Park Trails Elementary: 12
Riverglades Elementary: 4
Westglades Middle: 5
Stoneman Douglas High: 13

The single highest reported case total is at Western High ...

Gov. DeSantis Pushes To End Standardized School Testing In Florida

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed Tuesday to end standardized testing in Florida and replacing it with short “check-in” assessments for students throughout the year.

If the plan is approved by the Florida Legislature, the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) would be given to student for the last time this spring.

In 2023, the tests in math and reading, ...

This Week in Parkland: Pine Trails Fields Open, MSD Football, Bulk Trash Pickup and More

September 26, 2021

PARKAND, FL- Fall has officially arrived in Parkland. As temperatures begin to cool, activities heat up for local residents. Plan accordingly for the following this week in Parkland.

The Pine Trails Park fields at the back of the park are now open. The improved fields have increased drainage and an improved playing surface.
 
Parkland Rec soccer registration closes this ...

Parkland Book Fair on Saturday

PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Book Fair returns to the Parkland Library on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The event, organized by The Friends of Parkland Library, is planned to be held monthly going forward.

According to the library, "books, dvd's, and other media will be available at highly discounted prices. New and used items will be available for all ages. A very large selection of ...

City of Parkland Final 2022 Budget Hearing On Wednesday

PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland will be holding its final 2022 budget hearing at the City Commision meeting on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. The general public is welcome to attend the in-person meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. in the commission chamber. The meeting will also be available via livestream here.

Highlights of next year's budget include:

19.6% year over ...

This Week in Parkland: Pine Trails Fields Open, MSD Football, Bulk Trash Pickup and More

September 26, 2021

PARKAND, FL- Fall has officially arrived in Parkland. As temperatures begin to cool, activities heat up for local residents. Plan accordingly for the following this week in Parkland.

The Pine Trails Park fields at the back of the park are now open. The improved fields have increased drainage and an improved playing surface.
 
Parkland Rec soccer registration closes this ...

Stoneman Douglas Falls in Homecoming Football Game

PARKLAND, FL- The Stoneman Douglas football team's undefeated opening to the season came to an end on Friday night against Deerfield Beach High School by a score of 29-2.

After allowing just a field goal in the first quarter, MSD gave up 19 second quarter points, falling behind 22-0 at halftime in this year's homecoming game. 

Stoneman Douglas falls to 3-1 on the ...

Stoneman Douglas Football Game Postponed at Halftime

PARKLAND, FL- The Stoneman Douglas football team continued its hot start to the season against West Broward High School on Friday evening.

The Eagles took a 14-0 lead into halftime, when lightning was spotted and the game postponed.

The 3-0 Eagles will complete the game against West Broward on October 18, 2021.

Stoneman Douglas next faces Deerfield Beach High School on Friday night, ...

National Suicide Prevention Week; Coral Springs Mayor Shares a Personal Story

September 8, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL- During his graduation from Tulane University with a Master of Business Administration degree in 1987, Scott Brook noticed his mother wasn’t herself.

“What I later learned and didn’t recognize then was that my mom was struggling with depression,” said the mayor of Coral Springs.

A short time later, his mother took her life at the age of 58, ...

Local High School Student Gets Valuable Support In Battle With Leukemia

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – During the hardest days of her son’s fight with leukemia, Jamilah Gordon pulled up regularly at her son’s school, City Of Coral Springs Charter School, to get his classwork.

Sitting in her car, she was met at the door by the school’s associate principal, Jodi Robins, who handed over stacks of assignments and something extra.

“She gave ...

Kids Care Food Gap Project Helps Feed 450 Families

PARKLAND, FL- The local volunteer group Kids Care Club completed a summer food drive project for area families that are in need of extra help with groceries.

Ryan Benjamin, a freshman at American Heritage High School, organized the project to gather and donate food via local nonprofit Hope South Florida. Benjamin oversaw the gathering of meals for dozens of local families. He worked with local ...

Coral Springs 911 Supervisor Honored For Helping Parkland Girl Save Her Mother's Life

September 22, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs telecommunications supervisor Melissa Ayers was honored this month for helping to save a woman who went into cardiac arrest.

It happened on April 20, 2020, when Ayers answered a 911 call from a 14-year-old girl in Parkland saying her mom was not breathing, according to a Coral Springs news release.

Ayers instructed the girl how to perform CPR until ...

Sheriff Tony: Preparing for the Unexpected

PARKLAND, FL- How can we better prepare? It is the question every public safety professional asks and the motivation behind everything we do. Better preparation allows for the best possible response to any incident. Often the incidents or disasters we prepare for are unplanned, happening with little to no warning. However, by training for the unexpected, we remain ready to ...

Oktoberfest Event On October 16

September 25, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL- Coral Springs’ Oktoberfest event is planned for October 16, 2021, on the lawn of City Hall, officials announced Wednesday.

The family-friendly event, formally known as Artoberfest, will run from 4-10 pm and feature authentic German fare, entertainment, beer, and wine.

According to a news release, there will be activities and games for children with special ...

Completion of Downtown Coral Springs Development by End Of 2023

September 23, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL- The developer of the Cornerstone complex now under construction in downtown Coral Springs is aiming to complete the project by the end of 2023, the city’s economic development director said this week.

In addition, the complex at the southwest corner of University Drive and Sample Road is looking to reduce office space (for medical use) by 75,000-square-feet and ...

Better Phone Coverage Ahead? 125-Foot Cell Tower Adjacent to Parkland is Proposed

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A new 125-foot cell tower is proposed to be built on the property of a church in the northwest corner of Coral Springs, city documents show.

If approved, the tower would be built on the property of Parkridge Church at 5600 Coral Ridge Drive on the south side of the Sawgrass Expressway and about 550 feet from the closest “multi-family residential ...

New 8 Story Apartment Complex Adjacent To Coral Square Mall

CORAL SPRINGS, FL- Coral Springs is reviewing plans for a new apartment complex alongside Coral Square Mall.

The Metropolitan at Coral Square complex would be built on a vacant 4.6 acre piece of land on the northeast corner of the mall on Ramblewood Drive.

According to plans submitted to Coral Springs, the luxury 204-units complex would have eight floors with “indoor and ...

City of Parkland Offers Free COVID Testing This Week at Equestrian Center

September 20, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland is offering free COVID testing this week. The testing will be held at the Equestrian Center from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday, September 20, 2021 through Friday, September 24, 2021.

Results will be provided within 24 hours. 

For more information, please contact the City of Parkland.

 

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Parkland Schools COVID update

PARKLAND, FL- In Broward County's most recent report, Parkland's five largest schools have now combined for a total of 48 positive COVID cases.

The numbers by school are as follows:

Heron Heights Elementary: 14
Park Trails Elementary: 12
Riverglades Elementary: 4
Westglades Middle: 5
Stoneman Douglas High: 13

The single highest reported case total is at Western High ...

Virtual Suicide Prevention Town Hall On Monday, September 13

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A virtual suicide prevention town hall organized by State Rep. Christine Hunschofsky is planned for Sept. 13 to coincide with September being Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

The 7 p.m. event will also feature national expert, Dr. Scott Poland, professor and the director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University. 

You can ...

Review: The Best Burger (And Hot Dog) In Coral Springs May Be Colombian

September 18, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I love burgers of all kinds. Thin, or thick. Griddled, or charcoal grilled. Small, or large. Simple, with as few toppings as possible, or complex, with the kitchen sink on it.

But the one constant I absolutely insist on is that it be cooked properly. For me, that means medium-rare. And that’s a very tall order in Coral Springs, let alone most of Broward County.

It ...

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Broward County Sets Out to Find Students Missing From School

September 24, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- This coming weekend, representatives from Broward County Public Schools will be canvassing areas around Broward County looking to find students that have been missing from school this year.

"Broward Teachers Union knows firsthand the value of education," said BTU President Anna Fusco. "That's why when our union received a grant from the American Federation of ...

Coral Springs Mom Releases Inspirational Memoir About Son Battling Unknown New Cancer

September 13, 2021

Coral Springs, FL-  Destiny Haggett is grateful for so much in her life—a successful career as a model, public speaker and manager of a private 962-seat live entertainment venue; a happy marriage to Bill Haggett, the general manager of the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, and mother to five beautiful children; and now the author of an inspirational memoir Gifts Along the Broken ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!

 

This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.

 

Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Must-Have Products to Build Your Basic Skincare Routine

There are literally hundreds of products available when it comes to skincare, and choosing what to use (and when) can feel overwhelming. The good news? There’s nothing wrong with beginning a small, simple skincare routine without feeling pressured to include all of the newest products. Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one that you’ll actually stick with, so choose the products ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...