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Giving Back

September 6, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – This month, a Coral Springs woman will be featured in a Hulu documentary focused on her grandfather and thousands of other Black soldiers who served at Montford Point Camp in Jacksonville, N.C. from 1942-1949. Mallorie Berger will be speaking about Maurice L. Burns, Sr. in ...

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PARKLAND, FL- When Dr. Frank Cavaioli began writing about the history of Parkland in 2015 with the idea of publishing his work as a book, he didn't realize it would take nearly a decade to complete. Cavaioli, a retired history and politics professor from the State Univeristy of New York- ...

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PARKLAND, FL- High School student Kenneth Chan has a heart for helping people in need. The Parkland resident and Pinecrest tennis star recently led his team to the 2A Florida State High School Championship while being named the Sun Sentinel Tennis Player of the Year along the way. While he loves ...

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PARKLAND, FL- A day in the life of Parkland resident Kevin Tacher could have a checklist that looks something like this: Feed the farm animals Meet the TV crew to set up the sting operation in Miami Take my son fishing Organize our local dad's group Create a new way to keep the ducks ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland City Commissioner and Historical Researcher Kenneth A. Cutler is known for “random acts of genealogical kindness,” which are in-depth historic accounts about local figures, events, and mysteries. Here is his latest piece on the medal found in the city.   In the years ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A local nonprofit – The Legacy Closet known for helping struggling families get back on their feet – is now asking for the community’s help to keep its doors open. “We will be closing the doors to The Legacy Closet Broward if we are unable to find another location by August ...

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PARKLAND, FL- One of Parkland's most beloved mail carriers turned 52 in a big way last weekend. Local residents and the Aston Gardens family celebrated in style with mail carrier Mervin Berkeley. Berkeley has been the mail carrier for Aston Gardens for the past 25 years, and together they threw a ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - When the co-owner of a pool renovation and repair company read about a 31-year-old Coral Springs single mother who had lost her job and didn’t know how she’d pay the rent, it struck a chord. “Not knowing if your children will have a home to wake up in tomorrow — that you’re ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Parkland City Commissioner Kenneth A. Cutler is known for “random acts of genealogical kindness,” which are in-depth historic accounts about local, state and national figures. Here is his latest about another Broward County lawyer: Eugene Pettis, whose family embodies ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a luncheon next Friday, April 29, 2022, that you won't want to miss. Rory Diamond, CEO of the nonprofit K9's For Warriors, will be sharing the inspiring story behind K9's For Warriors, which is America's largest provider of service dogs ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Excitement and enthusiasm were everywhere as Parkland Cares held its 2nd Annual Broward Health Golf Classic Fundraiser at Parkland Golf and Country Club this past Monday. The event has become a fundraising "must-do" event for the south Florida Community. Many organizations were on ...

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PARKLAND, FL – When he was 12 years old, Ken Cutler learned something that would shape the rest of his life. As he prepared for his bar mitzvah, the future Coral Springs attorney and Parkland resident wanted to know why so many family members were coming from his father’s side but very few from his ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The "Egg My Lawn" event supporting the Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation had another successful Easter season this weekend. Children around the Parkland, Coconut Creek, and Coral Springs area awoke to lawns that were "egged" with hidden Easter eggs around their ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Community members from the Parkland area are pitching in to make Mother's Day special for moms in need. High school leaders from Kids Care Club and local residents have been organizing the community donation drive to put together tote bags complete with personal maintenance ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The RUN 4 BEIGEL is fast becoming an annual tradition for many Parkland residents. What began as a simple effort to support and honor Scott J. Beigel's legacy at Stoneman Douglas High School has become an event with impact that reaches far beyond Parkland. This year's RUN 4 BEIGEL ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland's ever-popular recreational basketball season came to a close on Saturday. Championship games across 11 age groups were held at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, from 1st through 12th grade. Additionally, scholarship awards were presented by the league in honor of three former ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – On Sunday, more than 600 people are expected to run and walk in the fourth annual RUN 4 BEIGEL race in Parkland. Most have signed up for a clear reason, organizers said: to preserve the memory of the popular Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School cross-county coach and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – There are roughly 20 homeless people in Coral Springs at any given time, according to city police department. That’s a lot of people, said a Coral Springs coffee shop owner who is wondering if there’s a small solution to this problem: What if business owners, civic leaders ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, Denise Reed saw groups of students running past the school, which was shut down amid the police investigation. The school’s former assistant principal soon learned that the students were part of the MSD ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The war-torn environment of Ukraine is seen everywhere today. As the world watches the often-horrific scenes unfold halfway around the world, many South Florida and Parkland residents are looking for a place to turn to support local people that have lost everything over the past ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When the RUN 4 BEIGEL returns on April 10 in Parkland, the proceeds will benefit at-risk children touched by gun violence more than a thousand miles away in the hills of rural New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. As organizers see it, these children are the legacy of the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- It was the fall of 2020, and Simeon Brier was in full campaign mode. The soon-to-be City Commissioner was chasing around Parkland at a breakneck pace, taking every opportunity to meet the local residents of Parkland. Brier, a husband and father of two and class of 1993 Stoneman ...

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PARKLAND, FL- A local organization is mounting a significant effort to help vulnerable people in Ukraine. Kingsman Philanthropic Corp., a Miami-based non-profit, has traditionally been focused on human trafficking and kidnap recoveries. Now Kingsman is focused on recoveries and rescues of a ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Coral Springs attorney Kenneth A. Cutler was asked to help research photos dating back to the 1800s and purchased in an antique show in Palm Beach County. He studied Google, Ancestry.com, and other sources for answers. Here's what he found out on his research journey.  My ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Gina Rose Montalto Foundation will be hosting its 5th annual "Egg My Lawn" event honoring the life of Gina Montalto, who lost her life in the 2018 Stoneman Douglas tragedy. The event is now entering its 5th year, and was created for area residents including Parkland and the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- 3 Heat Strings, a local nonprofit created to help make the world a better place, is making an effort to support the people of Ukraine. The Parkland-based organization was created by three girls (Hanna, Stacey, and Sofia) who began in 2014 by making and selling inspirational bracelets ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After Russian troops attacked Ukraine last week, two Jewish families in Coral Springs called Rabbi Avraham Friedman for help in finding their loved ones in areas besieged by rockets and gunfire. The executive director of Chabad of Coral Springs -- the Jewish religious and ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Gina Rose Montalto Children's Wing at the Parkland Library is now official. The area was dedicated last night, March 7, 2022, and unveiled to honor the life and legacy of Gina Rose Montalto, who lost her life in the 2018 Stoneman Douglas tragedy. Montalto loved reading, helping ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland Buddy Sports won the Broward Community Choice Award at the Annual Community Care Nonprofit Awards on Thursday. The Community Care Nonprofit Awards is in its 11th year honoring local nonprofits doing tremendous work in the community. Parkland Buddy Sports is a peer-to-peer ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland community gathered on Monday evening to remember the 17 lives lost in the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. Hundreds of people were in attendance at the memorial and interfaith service that was designed to unite people from all backgrounds in solidarity ...

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