Parkland Top Stories

March 22, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- The Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation is hosting its' Second Annual "Egg My Lawn" Fundraiser. With a minimum donation of $25, ''Easter Bunnies" will deliver and hide candy-filled plastic eggs in your yard the evening before Easter. The Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation will ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland's Chamber of Commerce and Broward County are planning ahead for 2020. The Miami Dolphins' Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens will play host to a record 11th Super Bowl for the city of Miami, breaking a tie with New Orleans for the most Super Bowls hosted by a city. The 2020 ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Max Schachter has made it his mission to improve school safety to honor his son, Alex.  In the 13 months since Alex lost his life in the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas, Max Schachter has sprung into action. He entered into the discussion about making America's schools safer and is making ...

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PARKLAND, FL- This Friday the City of Parkland is transforming Pine Trails Park Amphitheater into a movie theater. Movies in the Park will be showing Smallfoot on an 18-foot inflatable movie screen. Smallfoot is an animated film about a friendly Yeti who faces banishment from his home when his ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Girls 2008 White soccer team won their division of The Commissioner's Cup and will advance to the State Final Four of the Commissioner's Cup in Auburndale, FL in April. The Commissioner's Cup is a state-wide competition for competitive soccer teams to play against each ...

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PARKLAND, FL- On Friday evening, Patricia Padauy Oliver was presented with the Universidad Ana G. Mendez's "Women Who Inspire" Award. The award recognizes the activism and inspiration Oliver has displayed in the face of tragedy having lost her son, Joaquin Oliver. Public speaking was not a ...

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PARKLAND, FL-  Calvary Chapel Parkland will be hosting an event called "Family Fun Fest" Saturday, March 16 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Pine Trails Park in Parkland. The event is created to united and support the Parkland community through a family friendly event. Family Fun Fest will feature ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Next week the City of Parkland will host a series of meetings on planning Parkland's future. Parkland is entering their anuual strategic planning process. The community forums offers community members an opportunity to have their voices heard. "What would you like to see more of in ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland's Chamber of Commerce hosted a local meet and greet event on Wednesday evening at Carmela Coffee in Parkland. Parkland's Chamber has been ramping up events in recent years as businesses aim to work together to serve the Parkland community. Next week, the chamber will be ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Two Marjory Stoneman Douglas wrestlers advanced to the Florida State High School Wrestling Tournament at Osceola Heritage Park in KIssimmee, Florida, last weekend. Steven Erched and Jason Wolk both advanced to the tournament for Stoneman Douglas, advancing past Districts and Regionals ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Carson Chung recently was selected to represent the state of Florida in the Olympic Development Program (ODP). After initial tryouts he was selected for Pool Training. Players for the state teams were chosen by coaches from the pool training. Carson will complete team training for the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Nationally, we are starting to witness more and more businesses start, ramp up, and grow into highly valued companies. Here in Broward, one gets the sense that we are in the early innings of an exciting business renaissance grappling with the startup or gig economy.  We just witnessed ...

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PARKLAND, FL- In early February Alyssa's Law was passed in New Jersey. The law was named after Parkland's Alyssa Alhadeff, who was tragically killed February 14, 2018 at Stoneman Douglas High School. Alyssa's Law requires all New Jersey public schools to install silent panic alarms and emergency ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Christine Hunschofsky stepped into an important role when she was elected mayor of Parkland in 2016. Her background and experiences from growing up in Boston have helped her succeed in the major trials Parkland has endured in the last year. Mayor Hunschofsky was born in Boston ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland Cares will host its 2nd Annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Benefit Event on Saturday, March 16, in Boca Raton and Sunday, March 17, in Parkland.   Parkland Cares, a nonprofit organization, was established by Howard Dvorkin, Chairman of Debt.com, in the wake of the Stoneman ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Westglades Middle School's Science Club took home first place in the Regional Energy Whiz Expo competition. The Regional Energy Whiz Expo was the first science club competition of the year. The Westglades students were tasked with building a solar cooker that uses heat radiated by the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Red girls competitive teams had quite a tournament in Weston two weeks ago. The elite team from birth year 2009 won the Silver division, finishing ahead of 7 other teams entered into the tournament.  Team Manager Doug Wiener noted, "This was a great win for the girls.

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland's own international Cybercrime expert, Wanderson Castilho, will be releasing his newest book at the Di Pizza Restaurant on State Road 7 in Parkland on Thursday, March 7, from 6-8 p.m. "100 Critical Facts About the World's Cybercrime" is the third book written by Castilho, a ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Recreational (P-Rec) Basketball regular season is now complete. Boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 17 have been competing at our local basketball courts in one of Parkland's most popular youth activities since December. The Bulls 6-7th grade team and the Suns 4-5th ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The next couple Tuesdays the City of Parkland Libruary has fun filled crafts and entertaintment planned for the entire family. Tuesday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m. participants will have the chance to make artwork out of a folding the pages of a book.  All materials will be provided.  Later ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland's Farmers' Market continues this Sunday, March 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Equestrian Center. This Sunday the Farmers' Market will have an emphasis on community awareness.  Customers will have the opportunity to purchase items including fresh and organic ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland is looking for its next student Mayor of the Month. Students in grades 6-12 with an interest in government are encouraged to apply. Any Parkland resident is eligible to be Mayor of the Month. To apply, students need to fill out an application and submit an essay ...

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PARKLAND, FL-  Whether you ride a bike, you have an interest in the arts, or the environment, March brings something for everyone. Here are some of the highlights, Broward County’s Annual “Water Matters Day”, the Coral Springs Festival of Arts, and the Bicycle Safety Rodeo in Tamarac. Make sure you ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Golden State Warriors were in town to face the Miami Heat on Wednesday evening. Though the current NBA Champions are technically the adversary of our hometown Heat, they were nothing but supportive and caring toward Parkland's Stoneman Douglas students at their pre-game shoot ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony has been making changes since he took office to ensure improved public safety. The Broward Sheriff's Office is endorsing the SaferWatch App to submit non-emergency incidents. SaferWatch is a free app that gives students, teachers, parents and community ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Healing Hearts Project 2, an organization that seeks to spread love and healing in times of loss, visited Parkland and students at Stoneman Douglas this past week. Nicoelle Cohen, an MSD alum and current Hollywood, FL resident, started the program in the wake of seeing communities ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Recreational Soccer Program wrapped up another successful season with their annual "Great Picnic" event. Games, laughter, children, families, food and trophies filled Pine Trails Park as hundreds of local soccer players celebrated together. Nearly 1,000 area youth ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland's 2003 Girls Team, the Parkland Red U16's, capped off a strong yet emotional Weston Cup soccer tournament with a 1-0 victory over the Sunrise Sting to win the Championship this past weekend. The 2003 Parkland Red team has had significant success on the field, but the loss of ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland Soccer Club is offering free skills clinics for boys and girls on February 22 and March 1, 2019. Clinics are held on Field 8 at Pine Trails Park and are run by Parkland Soccer Club travel coaches. They are open to any player with birth years between 2008-2011 for boys and ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Stoneman Douglas Boys basketball team played at Cypress Bay Thursday night in the Regional Quarterfinals. Cypress Bay took an early lead and outscored Douglas every quarter except the third. Cypress Bay got the win 55-46. Cypress Bay faces Western in Regional Semifinal. Western beat ...

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