Parkland Top Stories

June 4, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Bruno is still searching for the family that wants to throw his ball forever. This young 3 year old boy is good with other dogs (NO kitties) and is a total sweetheart. He has white hair around his eyes and white spots on his back that make him so unique and special! Bruno’s favorite ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The Coral Springs Museum of Art is launching a first-ever virtual summer camp program for young artists ages 6-15 on June 15. The 10-week program, Zoom into the Studio, offers students the chance to develop artistic skills in an interactive atmosphere with lessons taught by ...

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PARKLAND, FL – Dr. William Shapiro, 90, died peacefully on June 1, 2020, after a long battle with lewy body dementia.   After serving our country in the United States Army during the Korean War, Shapiro taught history at Lincoln Junior High School, Mountain High School and West Orange High School ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Mayor Christine Hunschofsky and the City of Parkland are asking community members to join them in shining a light on racial injustice. Community members are encouraged to stand outside their homes on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. for 8 min 46 seconds with a candle, light and/or ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Broward County curfew that has been in place since Sunday has been lifted as of this evening, advised Parkland resident and Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine and Ready Broward, the county's official emergency management twitter account. The curfew was from 9 p.m. to 6 ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Any student graduating from school this year is experiencing uniquely difficult circumstances. For students living in the Parkland Golf and Country Club neighborhood, a bleak season was made a little brighter by local residents and management at Parkland Golf. What began during the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- In a difficult season that often feels increasingly challenging each week, Parklanders are continuing to step up with creative ideas. Heron Heights Elementary celebrated the final day of school in Broward County with a 5th Grade Promotion Parade.  ”The promotion parade was a ...

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PARKLAND, FL – The developer of the Cornerstone project for downtown Coral Springs said this week that a sizeable chunk of commercial space has been signed by a medical company. In updating the project, Rod Sheldon of Boca Raton-based Predesco Property Investments told Coral Springs Community ...

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PARKLAND, FL- In the wake of protests developing around the world in response to the death of Minnesota man George Floyd, Parklanders hosted a protest as well on Monday evening. Close to 100 locals gathered together in unison to express their solidarity with racial equality movements around the ...

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PARKLAND, FL-   Statement from Superintendent Robert W. Runcie  Issues of policing, race and equity are at the forefront of our national news and community dialogue. During the last few weeks of our current COVID-19 pandemic, we have been outraged at what the entire world has witnessed ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Before I begin this message, I want to take a moment to remember a beloved member of the Broward Sheriff’s Office family, Communications Operator III Nikima Thompson, who sadly lost her brave battle with COVID-19 on May 4. Nikima was a dedicated 16-year veteran of BSO and the first ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The enduring strength of our community has been demonstrated through an unimaginable disruption; the COVID-19 pandemic. Drive by birthday parades, setting up distance play dates for the kids, or Facetiming and Zooming to keep in touch has become the norm. We continue to learn how to ...

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PARKLAND, FL- It is hard to believe that another school year is already ending. It has been a strange time with virtual classes, ceremonies, high school graduations and college graduations. Normally this time of year I would be enjoying seeing so many happy faces with families and friends ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Broward County has set an Emergency Executive Curfew Order starting at 9:00 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2020. The curfew is set for 7 days with from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. each day. The curfew is set due to civil unrest that threatens the health and safety of the community. 

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland resident Robert Brannen will be running for City Commissioner District 4 this fall. Brannen, a North Miami native, grew up in South Florida and also lived in the area as an adult before moving to Parkland about four years ago. He is the owner of Happy House Outdoor Living, a ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Disney World and Universal Studios are closed, so residents brought the characters to communities across Parkland. Golf carts and cars slowly made their way through the neighborhoods to greet characters such as Snow White, Mario, Spiderman and of course Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

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PARKLAND, FL- As the beaches of Broward County have opened up, many beach goers have been daydreaming of relaxing on the summer sand and soaking up the rays without needing to keep moving along. Daydream no more. The beaches of Broward will be open again to sunbathing as of Monday, June 1.

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PARKLAND, FL- The slow reopening of Florida has shown a slight uptick of  COVID-19 cases. Cases increased by almost 10,000 in the past two weeks. According to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health, there are 54,497 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,413 deaths in Florida. Prior ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The 5th grade class at Riverglades Elementary School made the very best of the COVID-19 situation on Thursday. As many schools are working to figure out how to put cap on the school year, the greatest challenge is often for the classes that are graduating from the school. Last walks, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As the calendar turns to June, Florida enters hurricane season. Expenses can add up quickly when preparing for a diaster. Qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax this coming weekend, Friday, May 29, 2020, through Thursday, June 4, 2020. The 2020 ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Good news for Parkland hockey fans – Florida Panthers IceDen is reopening with coronavirus limitations. There’s no return to leagues or tournaments just yet, but lots of opportunities to get private lessons, according to a letter from the facility to patrons. Private ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland resident Narnike Grant is running for Broward County School Board District 9 seat. The Primary Election will be held on August 18, 2020, and the general election is on November 3, 2020. Grant is a full time wife, mother and substitute teacher. She has lived in Parkland since ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As Parkland and Broward County residents adjust to their newly opened beaches, they are in for a treat this afternoon. NASA and SpaceX will be sending its first manned rocket in nine years on a flight to the International Space Station.  Two astronauts, Drew Hurley and Bob Behnken, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Museums across the world are suffering financial losses from shutdowns related to the coronavirus, leading to furloughs, layoffs, and indefinite closings.   Coral Springs Museum of Art isn’t spared from similar hardships. Facing a $140,800 budgetary deficit, the museum is ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Make Our Schools Safe is hosting a virtual run next month to encourage a healthy lifestyle and support school safety. 'Run for School Safety' is a virtual run or walk taking place June 27-28, 2020. Participants can run or walk 1 mile, 5K or 10K any time the last weekend in June. All ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland residents can now head to the beach in our own county, albeit with a number of restrictions. Broward County has now officially opened its beaches, gyms, and hotels as of today with occupancy and social distancing restrictions. A number of gyms within the county had begun ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Memorial Day is a unique holiday in America. It was established as a day to remember, recognize and appreciate the lives lost by members of the United States Armed Forces. These personal sacrifices allow the citizens of the United States to live freely today in a world where personal ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Many residents have used quarantine to clean out their homes of unnecessary items they've accumulated. This week is the time to place those items out for Bulk Trash Pick Up. Bulk Trash Pick Up begins Monday, May 25, 2020, and runs through Saturday, May 30, 2020.  Bulk Trash ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland Bay residents were startled on Friday evening by stray gunshots fired into their community from the Everglades Wildlife Management area to the west of Parkland. Local resident Craig Levine discovered trees with human stick-figure outlines painted on them riddled with bullet ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Community members from Parkland, Coral Springs and surrounding areas have teamed up to help rescue animals through Wonder Paws Rescue. The nonprofit animal rescue was founded with the purpose of helping families with animals in crisis and animals in need of rescue. According to the ...

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