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Coral Springs Teacher Looks Forward To Walking Again After Getting Hit By Car

May 16, 2021

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 next morning.

As she was treated in an emergency room in the late evening hours, Samuel had ...

Parkland School Coronavirus Data: 10 New Cases

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 Data Through May 7:

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“It Was Incredible:” MSD Principal Described Her Blue Angels Flight Over School And South Florida

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, as the jet flew over the school on Wednesday at 3:30 pm.

Kefford got ...

Parkland School Coronavirus Data: 5 New Cases

PARKLAND, FL- There were 5 new cases of COVID-19 between April 18–April 24 according to the latest data posted by the Florida Department of Health on April 30. There are now a total of 240 cases in Parkland schools through April 30. 

Total Cases According to the Florida Department of Health's Latest Data Through April 30:

- Heron Heights ...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Ranked Nationally by U.S. News & World Report

PARKLAND, FL – This week, U.S. News & World Report released its ranking of the 2021 Best High Schools in the nation. How did Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School do compared to other schools nationally?

The ranking of more than 17,800 public high schools is broken down for Florida and the nation, measuring how well schools serve students from various social and economic ...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Set to Fly with U.S. Navy Blue Angels

PARKLAND, FL - The U.S. Navy Blue Angels have selected Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Michelle Kefford to be their “Key Influencer” flier in advance of the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Air Show, it was announced Tuesday by show officials.

The Blue Angels will headline the Fort Lauderdale Air Show, scheduled for May 8-9, over Fort Lauderdale Beach.

On Wednesday, May 5, at ...

Superintendent Runcie and BCPS General Counsel to Step Down

PARKLAND, FL- In a reversal from his statements earlier in the day, Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie announced on Tuesday evening his plans to resign from his post as Broward Superintendent.

The announcement came after meeting with the Broward County School Board. The majority of school board members did not want Runcie staying in his post while the perjury case against him is ...

Runcie Plans to Continue as Superintendent of BCPS

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Despite being indicted for perjury last week, Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie vowed Tuesday to continue leading the nation’s sixth-largest school system.

In a new video released Tuesday morning, Runcie said he has gotten support to continue on with his duties from leaders locally and across the nation. He reiterated a statement made by his ...

Parkland School Coronavirus Data: 8 New Cases

PARKLAND, FL- There were 8 new cases of COVID-19 between April 11–April 17 according to the latest data posted by the Florida Department of Health on April 23. There are now a total of 235 cases in Parkland schools through April 17. 

Total Cases According to the Florida Department of Health's Latest Data Through April 17:

- Heron Heights ...

Two Incidences Cause School Lockdowns in Parkland on Wednesday

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Two unrelated incidents in Coral Springs – shooting and missing teenage – on Wednesday morning led to a heavy police response and lockdown of schools in the north part of the city, as well as in Parkland.

Police continue investigating the shooting in the 10700 block of NW 54 Place shortly before 6:30 a.m., Sgt. Ernesto Bruna said. 

An ...

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Loxachatchee Road Improvements to Begin Fall 2022

May 14, 2021

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 Wildlife Refuge to SR 7/US 441. The project is slated to begin in the Fall of 2022 and be ...

Allegro Parkland: Best-In-Class Living For All Retirement Ages

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, having grown to over ten times its population in 1990. What has been a rural-turned-suburban ...

Parkland Vice Mayor Bob Mayersohn Elected to Serve on Florida League of Cities Board of Directors

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 forward to this tremendous opportunity.” Vice Mayor Mayersohn ...

The Bin Doctor In Coral Springs: Just Purchased New House? Give The Gift Of Germ Free Home

May 6, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - If you know someone who just bought a new house, give them the gift of a germ-free home.

The Bin Doctor is available to have their new home disinfected by the time they move in.

The disinfecting service includes:

- Disinfects all surfaces including curtains and rugs.  

- Neutralizes and eliminates foul odors.

- No fragrances, no wiping, no residue.

The ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...