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Cousin of Alyssa Alhadeff Hosts Make Our Schools Safe Benefit Run

May 26, 2020

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 proceeds of the race will go to Make Our Schools Safe.

The race was started in ...

Wonder Paws Rescue Making a Difference in Parkland and Coral Springs

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 website, "Wonder Paws Rescue will provide temporary housing, medical care and ...

Coastal Community Church Gives Groceries for Thousands of Meals

PARKLAND, FL- Before the Coronavirus pandemic began, Broward County already had over 250,000 people that don't know where their next meal is coming from, including 75,000 children. According to the county, nearly 15% of our population is food insecure, and the Coronavirus pandemic has dramatically increased the number of people in need.

Volunteers from Coastal Community Church in ...

Coastal Community Church Hosts Food Packing and Distribution Event

PARKLAND, FL- Coastal Community Church is hosting a food packing and distribution event for the local community this weekend. On Friday, local residents and area community volunteers will be preparing and packing the food for distribution the following day.

On the morning of Saturday, May 23, the food will be given to local people and families in need during this ...

Memorial Day Weekend: Goodyear Blimp and More Flying Overhead

PARKLAND, FL- What's that in the sky, you may ask this Memorial Day weekend? Why, it's the Goodyear Blimp, flying overhead in South Florida. The legendary Goodyear Blimp, known for its presence over major events everywhere, is making its way to South Florida to honor healthcare workers battling COVID-19 and cover a golf tournament on Sunday. In addition, South Florida will see ...

Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation Organizes Facemask Fundraiser

PARKLAND, FL- The Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation, Inc. has organized a facemask fundraiser to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and honor the memory of Gina Montalto. The turtle themed masks sell for $20 each, and the proceeds will go to the general scholarship fund and programs supporting the arts, STEM, and Girl Scouts. The masks themselves are high quality and ...

Local Woodworker Creates 7,680-Piece Mosaic Portrait of His Daughter

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - John Parilla had the idea for a long time.

The Coral Springs woodworker wanted to make a mosaic portrait of his 1-year-old daughter Nora – using wood, of course – as a gift to his wife.

And so, the 30-year-old spent more than 18 hours in his garage workshop collecting, cutting away, and placing each piece on a wood canvas.

In all, it took close to 7,680 ...

Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment to Hold Virtual End of Year Banquet and Fundraiser

PARKLAND, FL- The MSD Eagle Regiment got creative in an effort to continue their traditional end of year banquet. The Eagle Regiment will hold their Band Banquet virtually this year on Friday, May 15, 2020. They have combined their virtual banquet with a fundraising effort that will both celebrate the accomplishments of this year's' team and support the program for the upcoming ...

98 Year-Old Unable to Attend Meetings; Meetings Came to Him

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – From a front-row seat at the Coral Springs City Commissioner meeting room, Abe Friedman has watched public officials debate countless issues, from spending priorities to housing projects to recreational policies.

Age 98, he rarely missed a commission meeting in years, driving his Hyundai to and from City Hall sometimes deep in the night, in the rain or heat.

But ...

Kids Care Club Tote Bags: A Mother’s Day Blessing

PARKLAND, FL- Mother's Day is a global celebration and appreciation of mothers everywhere. Parkland is filled with mothers that love, bless, and care for the families in our community. The Kids Care Club, made up of local high school students, has organized an effort that blesses nearly 500 local mothers with a special Mother's Day gift tote bag.

Maggie Goldstein, Jacob Brooks, Livi ...

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Broward Curfew Lifted; Miami-Dade Moves to Midnight

June 3, 2020

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 a.m., and was originally scheduled to be in place through this weekend. While the curfew ...

Beach Sunbathing and More Opens on Monday

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. Social distancing rules still apply, and masks are expected to be in use in any scenario that places ...

Near the Beach This Afternoon? Watch a Rocket Launch Into Space

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, will be aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that is scheduled to blast off from Kennedy ...