Parkland News

January 21, 2019

PARKLAND, FL – The new and locally established organization Parkland Cares has been supporting the MSD community since the February 14 tragedy that shook the community. As a nonprofit, the hope and mission of Parkland Cares is to focus on mental health and extend help to the survivors. Parkland ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Stoneman Douglas English and Journalism teacher Sarah Lerner wasn't expecting a call from a major publishing house. In the wake of the February 14 tragedy, Random House publishing contacted Lerner. They wanted to know if she would help collect and edit a collection of stories, poetry, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Martin Luther King, Jr. was the most important voice of the American civil rights movement to end racial segregation and discrimination in America. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee at just 39 years old. On Monday our country honors his life and contributions to achieve ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Stoneman Douglas boys basketball team won their 4th straight road game tonight 68-65 against Coral Springs. The Eagles took an early lead 29-14 after the first quarter. Coral Springs tightened Douglas' lead each quarter. Coral Springs made the push in the 4th quarter but Douglas dug ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Stoneman Douglas boys basketball team got their 3rd straight win on the road tonight 82-50 against Pompano Beach. The Eagles took control of the game early leading 37-18 at halftime and dominated the rest of the game. Marshaun West lead the team with 24 points. Stoneman Douglas ...

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PARKLAND, FL- During Wednesday night's City Commission meeting at City Hall, the purchase of BSO body worn cameras passed unanimously. This would allow the purchase of 47 body cameras for the current BSO officers in Parkland.  The cameras would remain in the city of Parkland if there was a change ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Broward County Public Schools annnounced that the Broward County School Board approved an agreement with the Broward Sheriff's Office allowing BSO access to real-time video feeds. This access would be used in circumstances which present an immediate need for law enforcement to protect ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Stoneman Douglas boys basketball team got their 2nd straight win on the road tonight. The Eagles beat Taravella 77-69. Stoneman Douglas Eagles got off to a slow start trailing Taravella by 11 at the end of the first quarter. At halftime the Eagles were trailing by just 1. The Eagles ...

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PARKLAND, FL- This week, January 14-18 parents of Westglades students have the chance to vote on how Westglades' $100,000 SMART bond money will be appropriated.The ballot options were made through input from staff and parents and then approved by the School Advisory Council. Parents are allowed one ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Coral Springs Museum of Art offers students ages 14+ afternoon art classes from 3:00-5:00 p.m. every Tuesday.  Healing with Art is being offered at no charge to students in the community with the intent to provide a safe place for healing.  Healing with Art classes are guided by ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Tuesday, January 15, the Parkland Library is hosting Game Squad at 4:00 p.m. It is a chance for gamers to play their favorite games while meeting and socializing with other gamers in person.  The event is open to all children 7 and up.  Children will need to bring their own electronic ...

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Gina Montalto was a vibrant 14 year old with a giving and loving heart. She was athletic and artistic, and she found peace and joy spending time in the library with a good book.  It's fitting to honor Gina Montalto as the Artist of the Month at the Parkland Library, and her artwork is proudly ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Tonight Stoneman Douglas Boys Basketball team won 63-35 on the road against Coral Glades.  The Eagles dominated the game early with a 22-3 lead at end of the 1st quarter.  Stoneman Douglas was up 32-13 at half and continued to dominate the second half claiming the win 63-35. Senior ...

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PARKLAND, FL- In a news conference held this afternoon at the BSO headquarters in Fort Lauderdale surrounded by the victims’ parents, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the suspension of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. “The massacre might never have happened had Broward had better leadership in ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Miami Dolphins nominated Marjory Stoneman Douglas Football Coach Aaron Feis as their 2018 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year.  Aaron Feis was an alumni of MSD and later returned to serve as Assistant Football Coach and security guard. He died in the February 14 shooting at ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Many Americans start the new year with a resolution to take better care of their physical health.  Far fewer resolve to take better care of their mental health. 2018 was a year that shocked the Parkland community. Community members were tragically taken and our residents were left ...

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PARKLAND, FL- It was Monday night on the courts at Pine Trails Park.  The Parkland Basketball Club had their first games of the season on Monday night.  Players took to the court to compete, have fun and learn the game while spectators cheered them on. The Parkland Basketball Club has teams for ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Sheriff Israel has signed an agreement with the Broward County School Board which grants Broward Sheriff's Office access to live feeds from school security cameras.  Broward Sheriff's Office shared the news and comment on Twitter, "Real-Time video feeds from schools would greatly ...

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PARKLAND, FL- During winter break Broward County Sheriff's Office and District Staff identified what are considered to be "safe spaces" around the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus in the event of a future emergency situation. The "safe spaces" are typically inside classrooms and are ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Andrew Pollack was appointed to the Florida's Board of Education by Governor Rick Scott.  According to the Sun-Sentinel, Andrew Pollack began his term on Friday.  The appointment still needs to be confirmed by Florida's Senate.  Board members serve a 4 year term. Pollack's daughter, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Shelter is at capacity and needs the community's help.  They are in dire need of families to adopt as well as foster parents.  To make room in the overcrowded shelter, all adoption fees will be waived for adopters this weekend.  All pets adopted ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Out with the old.  In with the new, including the Christmas tree that is steadily dropping needles.  Waste Management will start collecting Christmas trees the week of January 7.  Parkland residents can put their tree out with regular trash on pick up day. The City of Parkland has ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The start of 2019 gives us the opportunity to reflect on what we have accomplished and what we hope to accomplish in the year ahead.  December was a busy month in the district.  I enjoyed attending holiday events and parades in Coral Springs, North Lauderdale, Parkland, and Tamarac.

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PARKLAND, FL- After the holiday break the City of Parkland Farmers' Market is back this Sunday, January 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Equestrian Center. Market will feature a Health and Wellness Expo.  This Sunday is a great chance to pick up fresh locally grown fruit and veggies along ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its first social networking event of 2019 on Tuesday, January 15 at the Aston Gardens poolside area from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The happy hour event will include food, cocktails, and opportunities for networking. Parkland's Chamber of Commerce ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Therapy Dog Thursday will continue over break at the P-REC Center at Pine Trails Park on Thursday, January 3 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky and MSD Alumni were instrumental to getting Therapy Dog Thursday started at the P-REC after seeing the benefits at ...

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PARKLAND, FL- A juvenile panther was seen roaming around a Parkland neighborhood earlier today.  Neighbors became concerned for area pets and contacted the Broward Sheriff’s Office.  BSO contacted Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission who were able to tranquilize and capture the ...

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PARKLAND, FL-  The Orange Bowl commitee has created a new community award for valor and courage in the face of adversity.  They have chosen to not only name the award after three Stoneman Douglas staff that gave their lives to protect the students, but also named a Stoneman Douglas student to ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As 2018 winds down, many area residents are looking for a place to spend the last few hours of the year looking ahead to 2019. While Miami hosts significant events for the masses, Broward County and our local area have plenty of activity as well. We've hand picked a number of them to ...

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PARKLAND, FL- A Pest Control truck crashed into the Target Building on Westview Drive earlier today.  According to the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department, the truck was carrying unknown chemicals so the area was closed off.  At time of publication there were no known injuries due to the crash.

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