Parkland Top Stories

May 17, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- If you're interested in learning more about the upcoming Loxahatchee Road construction project, there's no better time than Monday evening.  The Florida Department of Transportation is holding a virtual public meeting on Monday, May 17, 2021, to share information on the project, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Coral Springs hosted MLB's Pitch Hit and Run Competition this past Friday.  75 kids participated from all over Broward County. Each participant rotated between the stations of Pitch, Hit and Run and were individually scored in each event.  The PITCH portion of the program will ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When Chrystal Samuel was hit by a car in her neighborhood last summer, the Coral Springs teacher was worried she would not walk again any time soon. But the 31-year-old was just as concerned that her students at Renaissance Charter School at Coral Springs had a teacher the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Over half of Broward County residents 16 and over have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of May 13, 2021, according to the Florida Department of Health Broward County.  The Florida Department of Health mapped out the percent of residents getting the vaccine by ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Florida reported 3,319 new cases of COVID-19 and 56 deaths on Saturday. Florida has vaccinated a total of 9,538,110 and 7,498,801 have completed the series. Broward County has vaccinated 857,419 and 904,166 have completed the series. The FDA has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL -  For Coral Springs food writer Jason Perlow, his passion for eating well started while growing up in Queens, New York. In his Jewish home, there were always big eating events on the holidays and during family gatherings. But the meals didn’t come from bubbe’s old-world ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The latest updates of notable crime reports from the BSO through May 4- May 10, 2021. Theft: May 5: NW 71st Ter; 16" Stihl concrete cutting saw was taken from the side yard, while resident was busy in the backyard. Total loss of $1687.00. An area canvas had negative ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Loxahatchee Road reconstruction project has been in planning for years. Former Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky and the City of Parkland started the process to ensure safer roadways. The project will reconstruct Loxahatchee Road from Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Have a few guns to sell? New federal legislation would make it easier to organize local gun buyback initiatives. A bill introduced Wednesday in the U.S House of Representatives -- co-sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22) who represents Parkland and Coral Springs -- would ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - A major pharmacy chain has started to roll out appointments across Florida for the Pfizer vaccine for children older than 12 years old. CVS announced this week that Covid-19 vaccine appointments for children 12 to 15 are available at 640 pharmacy locations in Florida and more ...

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PARKLAND, FL-  The Cascata residences of Parkland held a festive neighborhood event last Friday, and everyone was invited, including BSO Parkland. The family-friendly party to kick off the weekend has been a hit with local residents, and it was highlighted by the BSO showing up in a ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The last remaining free Covid-19 testing site in Coral Springs will close on Sunday, city officials said Tuesday. The public testing site in the parking lot of Florida Panthers IceDen at 3299 Sportsplex Drive will shut down because of declining demand for testing, officials ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Shane Carter was a U.S. Army officer working at the Pentagon when he married his wife, Dulce, 27 years ago. He was an American, his wife, born in Mexico.  When traveling through her native homeland, he fell in love with her rich culture and the unique form of ice cream store, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Thirty years ago, Parkland had barely 3,000 residents. The suburban sprawl of the Miami- Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area had hardly reached the northwest corner of Broward County.  Fast-forward to 2021, and Parkland is one of the fastest growing communities in South Florida, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland's popular family food and music event, Eats 'N' Beats, is returning to Pine Trails Amphitheater on Saturday, June 5. The family-friendly event will feature live music by Shaw Davis and The Black Ties and include food trucks as well. Eats 'N' Beats is from ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – My son Chansen is starting his third fight against cancer. He’s just 20 years old and has battled cancer for much of his life.  Last month, during a routine check of Chansen’s abdomen, the doctors discovered a tumor. Last week, they informed my family that it was most likely ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Mother's Day is a global celebration and appreciation of mothers everywhere. Parkland, as much as anywhere, is filled with mothers that love, bless, and care for the families in our community. On this Mother's Day, local students from the Kids Care Club once again found a way to bless ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In a world like ours today, where life can flip upside down in a matter of days, our family underwent an unspeakable loss. Almost nine months ago, August 20, 2020, we lost our Dad, an integral part of our family. Our party of four quickly became a party of three and this ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When the Barnes & Noble store returns to The Walk of Coral Springs, it will be a smaller version of the former 27,000-square-foot store that had been there for more than 20 years. The new roughly 10,000-square-foot store will have books, toys, games, puzzles, and ...

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PARKLAND, FL- There were 10 new cases of COVID-19 between April 25–May 1 according to the latest data posted by the Florida Department of Health on May 7. There are now a total of 250 cases in Parkland schools through May 7.  Total Cases According to the Florida Department of Health's Latest ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Florida reported 4,165 new cases of COVID-19 and 86 deaths on Friday. Florida has vaccinated a total of 9,149,171 and 6,177,219 have completed the series. Broward County has vaccinated 857,419 and 620,969 have completed the series. To pre-register for the vaccine click ...

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PARKLAND, FL – As she whizzed above her school in a U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet this week, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Michelle Kefford pulled out her cell phone and recorded the moment. “There it is, there it is,” she said smiling, sitting in the back of an F/A-18 Super Hornet, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a significant event next week at its monthly gathering. Three prominent local leaders will be sharing about the "State of the City," which will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, May 12. Parkland Mayor Rich Walker, BSO Captain Chris ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, announced that City of Parkland (City), Vice Mayor Bob Mayersohn was recently elected to serve on the Florida League of Cities Board of Directors.  “I am honored to serve on this board and looking ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The back fields at Pine Trails Park are going to be a lot less soggy soon. The notoriously wet and patchy soccer and football fields are under significant repair, which should help the many coaches, players, and families that use the fields. Mayor Rich Walker is pleased to get ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland Mayor Rich Walker is hosting his second Community Conversation this coming Thursday.  The event is intended to give community members an opportunity to address questions and concerns and to have discussions with Mayor Walker.  Mayor Walker intends to hold his Community ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he is suspending local emergency orders related to the pandemic, effective immediately. At a news conference at a St. Petersburg restaurant, he signed an executive order to suspend Covid-19 emergency orders in Florida that were put into place by ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The latest updates of notable crime reports from the BSO for the week of April 20-26, 2021.  VICTIM of Burglary Residence (C), at Nw 67th Pl, Parkland, FL, between 21:00, 04/20/2021 and 07:00, 04/21/2021. Reported: 04/21/2021. Tot.Est.Loss: $120. LW FEDUIK, J. C.

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A Barnes & Noble store is planning to open in The Walk in Coral Springs by Thanksgiving, ending months of speculation on whether the store would return to its old location, The Walk’s owners announced Saturday. The book store chain signed Friday a leased with Amera ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When she was a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Meadow Pollack painted the bumper of her designated parking spot at the school with messages representing her life. It read: PRINCE$$ MEADOW. And it was all in pink. Pollack lost her life in the MSD tragedy in ...

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