Parkland Top Stories

October 16, 2018

PARKLAND, FLA - The Westglades Middle School PTO has launched a fundraiser to improve school security by installing fencing and ballistic glass.  Make Our Schools Safe, a non-profit organization, has agreed to match the funds raised up to $60,000.  Make Our Schools Safe has also commissioned an ...

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BROWARD COUNTY, FLA - The latest Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) sampling results for red tide in the coastal waters off Broward County show only “very low” or minute “background” concentrations of K. Brevis, according to Broward County.  Water quality improvements have been ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - On October 15 and 22, the Parkland Library will be holding two classes from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to teach people of all ages how to use the library. The first class will focus on details on how to find items, how items are arranged, and how to be an effective searcher. The ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Adults can learn book folding at the Parkland Library on October 18 at 10:30 a.m.  No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided. Registration is required at www.cityofparkland.org/library or call 954-757-4207

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PARKLAND, FLA - Two internship positions with the Mayor's Office in Parkland are currently available for High School juniors and seniors and College students.  The volunteer internships will enable the students to learn about the inner workings of city government and other functions while assisting ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - The City of Parkland Farmers' Market returns for the 2018/2019 season on Sunday, November 4.  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 ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - The Parkland Chamber of Commerce is hosting "A Neighbors Night Out" on October 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Parkland Commons Shopping Plaza.  Residents can stop by shops in Parkland Commons and meet the business owners, enjoy light refreshments, prizes, entertainment and ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - SOS Parkland will meet on Wednesday, October 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cypress Head Clubhouse.  RSVP is required and must be done by clicking here. The current main meeting agenda includes: • Status of school security upgrades • Next steps for current security ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Ken King, Heron Heights Elementary School Principal for the past nine years, has been named Director, Office of School Performance and Accountability.

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BROWARD COUNTY, FLA - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has verified the presence of the red tide forming algae, Karenia Brevis (K.Brevis), in coastal waters of Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties at low to moderate concentrations, Broward County announced on ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - The Parkland Dash will take place this Sunday, October 7, at 7:00 a.m. at Pine Trails Park, 10555 Trails End.  Presented by Northwest Medical Center, the Parkland Dash offers a 5K and 5 mile course that is USATF certified on a flat, fast course.  Packet pick up will take place ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FLA - The Coral Springs Professional Firefighters Benevolent Association will present a Cancer Awareness Pasta Dinner on Saturday, October 27, featuring pasta, homemade firehouse sauces, salad, bread, and beverage.  Admission is $5.  Proceeds will benefit cancer charities as well ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Marjory Stoneman Douglas students Joyce Guo, David Wu and Florence Yared are among 53 students from the Broward County Public Schools who have been named National Merit Scholarship Program semi-finalists. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - On Wednesday, October 3 at 6 p.m. adults and teens are invited to the Parkland Library to hear and share short stories or excerpts either from their original work or from an author.  Refreshments wil be served. Registration is required at www.cityofparkland.org/library or ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Building Department fees, including fees for permits and inspections, are changing effective October 1, 2018.  The updated fee schedule is available here. For more information about the Building Department, click here

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PARKLAND, FLA - The Parkland Dash will take place on Sunday, October 7, at 7:00 a.m. at Pine Trails Park, 10555 Trails End.  Presented by Northwest Medical Center, the Parkland Dash offers a 5K and 5 mile course that is USATF certified on a flat, fast course.  Packet pick up will take place ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Actions for Change, a non-partisan music and food festival dedicated to providing love, hope and healing through the arts and empowering today’s youth to demand change, will take place on Sunday, September 30 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Pine Trails Park.  Alyssa Milano will kick off ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - The Greater Broward Chapter of The Pap Corps held its charity “Welcome Back” event on Friday, September 21 at Cypress Head Clubhouse in Parkland.  The sold out event featured cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and discussion regarding the upcoming fundraising programs for 2018/2019.  The ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Elementary school students at Heron Heights, Park Trails, and Riverglades are encouraged to walk or bike to school on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.   Learn more here.

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PARKLAND, FLA - An ACT test simulation will be offered on Saturday, September 29 at the Parkland Library at 8:30 a.m. for high school students in Parkland.  The test will be fully proctored and will take approximately four hours to complete. A Parkland Library card is required to register.  ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - The City of Parkland is holding its Halloween Festival on Friday, October 26 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pine Trails Park.  Wear a costume and participate in the trunk or treat lane, pick out a pumpkin to decorate from the pumpkin patch, and more.  

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PARKLAND, FLA - Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department Driver Engineer Michael Matonak has passed away.  He was 41. According to the Department, "Michael, or as his brothers and sisters in service lovingly referred to him as, 'Beef,' started his public safety career as a teenager after joining ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Parkland adults are invited to watch the film "The Band's Visit" and attend a discussion about the film, on September 29 at 2 p.m. at the Parkland Library.  In the film, a band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force heads to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of the ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Dr. Margery Marcus will discuss the right to read on September 25 at the Parkland Library, as part of Banned Books Week.   Registration is required at www.cityofparkland.org/library or 954-757-4207

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