Giving Back

May 9, 2021

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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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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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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PARKLAND, FL- A local resident is making waves with her ability to write music and inspire others. Ten-year-old Eden Gross is sharing wisdom beyond her years, and hoping to spread her message of strength and the importance of mental health with her peers around the world. "I really want to help ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Late one night, Brunna Martins was scrolling through Facebook when she came upon a plea from a City of Coral Springs employee who was looking for a kidney donor. Something about the man’s eyes spoke to the Fort Lauderdale pediatric nurse. “He had a kind soul,” she ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Dozens of volunteer bunnies flocked to the streets of Parkland and North Coral Springs on Easter Eve in support of the 4th Annual "Egg My Lawn" fundraiser by the Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation.  "This year was our biggest event yet thanks to our wonderful community and all ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In the back of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a small field is giving life to tomatoes, cucumbers, mangos, and other fruits and vegetables. For years, students and teachers have planted seeds and trees and built a hydroponic garden and flower beds in the area known as ...

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PARKLAND, FL – If you are in need of food during the pandemic, here are places giving out free food in Broward County this week. According to Feeding South Florida, these “drive-thru” style locations are providing a variety of food: - March 31: 10-12 p.m., Sunrise at Tennis Club, 9605 West ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Have you considered giving back to our community by volunteering locally? An event supporting and educating about how to engage in community service will be held this week.  The event, sponsored by Veterans Networking Alliance and Project Leadership, will be hosted via Zoom and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A Coral Springs sergeant was honored this week as Law Enforcement Officer of the Day by the Florida House of Representatives for his service during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. Jeff Heinrich, who supervises the Coral Springs Police Department’s K-9 unit, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Shortly after 4 a.m. on Sunday, a 65-year-old Coral Springs retiree finished running a fundraiser for a local food distribution initiative. Thomas Dobbs had run during daytime and nighttime in parks and well-lit areas of Coral Springs since Friday morning -- for a total of 56 ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Gina Rose Montalto would have graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School this year. Montalto, a member of the Class of 2021, was a victim of the mass shooting at MSD High School in February 2018. Gina was known for having a huge heart to help others. In honor of Gina and ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Somerset Parkland Academy's newest venture into the world of fundraising events took another positive turn last week. The Somerset VIPP's (Very Involved Parkland Parents) organized a remarkable book drive that helped the school fundraising efforts, created a memorable event for the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL- It’s “baby season” at the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital in Coral Springs. Springtime is usually the busiest part of the year at the facility on Sportsplex Drive as injured baby animals are dropped off, Executive Director Robin Reccasina said this week. “We ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation is hosting its Fourth Annual "Egg My Lawn" Fundraiser. With a minimum donation of $25, ''Easter Bunnies" will deliver candy-filled and toy-filled plastic eggs in your yard the evening before Easter in the Parkland and North Coral Springs ...

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PARKLAND, FL- High School Seniors are ending their high school career in an unprecedented way. Many have not attended school in person since March 2020 and have missed the normal experiences of junior and senior years.  This year, the seniors face an especially difficult challenge they'll never ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The PAP Corps continues to hold tremendous fundraising events for its supporters. On Thursday, award-winning Sommelier Jonathan Negrin will host a Virtual Wine Tasting Event in support of the Greater Broward Pap Corps on February 18, 2021, from 6pm-7:30pm. General admission for ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Today marks the third anniversary of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. As we reflect on the past years and look towards the future, those of us fortunate enough to call Parkland home are awash in emotions. Parkland will never be the same without our 17 loved ones ...

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PARKLAND, FL- 2021 may be a challenging year on many levels, but the Run4Beigel is experiencing significant success. The Run4Beigel, a fundraiser created in memory of Stoneman Douglas Coach Scott Beigel, has been more successful this year than ever. The Run4Beigel is normally a road race that ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Coral Springs resident Laura Schwartzenberger was killed in the line of duty early Tuesday morning. As an FBI Agent she was executing a warrant related to violent crimes against children; the suspect shot and killed Schwartzenberger and another FBI agent.  Schwartzenberger was a ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland will observe February 14 as a Day of Service and Love by hosting a Community Commemoration to honor the 17 victims and the Marjory Stoneman Douglass (MSD) Community beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Pine Trails Park. This year the event will also be live-streamed. Details ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Family and friends of the Montalto family are hosting a beach clean-up event on Sunday, February 14, at Deerfield Beach's #75 fire station at 10:00 a.m. The event was created to support and care for the loving memory of Gina Montalto, who was one of seventeen lives lost during the ...

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PARKAND, FL- The City of Parkland will be reaching out internationally this year in its effort to help build community. In remembrance of the February 14 tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School, the city chooses an annual community project to support in honor of the lives lost in the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Like many small business owners, I began the New Year with renewed focus and energy, looking to improve not just my own business, but the community around me.  As we soon turn the calendar to February, I’m intently focused on calling attention to a wonderful opportunity that we all ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As the calendar year rapidly reaches the end of January, local schools are working to normalize their operations as quickly as possible. At Somerset Parkland Academy, everything is new. From a new building to new teachers to new groups of volunteers, Parkland's newest school has been ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Valentine's Day is typically a day to express love and appreciation for those close to us. For veterans and families that are experiencing homelessness, it can also be a reminder of their current situation. For the Parkland community, February 14 is a painful reminder of the lives ...

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PARKLAND, FL- January is Adrenal Cancer Awareness Month in Florida, and last year we featured an article on Orly Goldman, a Parkland resident battling the disease. Just a year later and Goldman is in the battle for her life and recently has been put on hospice.  The Parkland community has ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The 2nd Annual Virtual Live For Alyssa Benefit will be held on February 11, 2021. The Live For Alyssa Benefit raises funds and awareness to support Make Our Schools Safe, which was created in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas tragedy in 2018. According to the benefit, this year's ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Even in the midst of a difficult year, the local community stepped in to meet the needs of at-risk youth and the homeless adult population in neighboring cities. Each year Heather Khalil and her network of volunteers put together Christmas Eve PJ and Backpack Projects to be given to ...

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