Coral Springs

IMG_2808Andy Holz is running for Seat Five on the Coral Springs Commission. He wants to reduce City spending and is especially concerned about the planned $28 million Coral Springs Municipal Complex. He believes it will cost the City and its residents too much money. He would like to see a small municipal complex project and he is concerned that businesses will be located in the complex.  Holz is also concerned that it will focus too much of the City on a small downtown section. He wants an emphasis on promoting business throughout the City. He wants small businesses to be able to place more prominent signs on their property.

“There has an emphasis on helping large businesses in Coral Springs. I want to see an emphasis on helping small businesses in Coral Springs,” said Holz. “They need to be able to have larger signs so people driving by in cars can see the signs.”

He wants to see a reduction in municipal taxes and said that many City residents have actually seen an increase in their taxes over the years because of changes in property values. Holz would also like to see more law enforcement personnel in Coral Springs Schools.

Holz earned a bachelor’s degree from Norwich University and a law degree from Nova Southeastern University. He teaches English and Math at Coral Springs Christian Academy and coaches middle school football. Holz is a longtime resident of Coral Springs and graduated from Coral Springs Christian Academy.

IMG_2805The Coral Springs Cross Country team is performing well midway through the season. Both the boys and girls teams are 17-5. Coach Brantley Barr said the teams are young and doing well. Khiru Hoillet is leading the boys team and Emily Netburn is leading the girls team. The Colts will host a meet at Tradewinds Park next Tuesday.


Governor Rick Scott released the following statement for Rosh Hashanah:

“Ann and I are excited to join our Jewish friends throughout Florida in celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  During this sacred time, we pray for peace and security in Israel and all those who are being affected by terrorism across the world.  This year, our state has had many blessings and we also reflect on those moments of sorrow.  While many of our brave men and women in uniform are defending our nation, we pray for them and all those in harm’s way.

“Florida is home to one of the largest Jewish populations in the nation, and we wish all those celebrating a happy and healthy new year.  L’shanah tova!”

On November 4, Coral Springs residents will vote on a bond referendum asking to approve a $12.45 million General Obligation Bond to improve our public safety communications system, replace Fire Stations 43 and 95, renovate the Crime Scene Investigation facility, and build a permanent Safety Town building.   The public is encouraged to attend a Public Safety Open House on Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to tour the facilities and ask questions regarding the proposed Public Safety General Obligation Bonds.   The following sites will be available to tour between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.:   Public Safety 2801 Coral Springs Drive   Fire Station 43 4550 Rock Island Road   Fire Station 95 300 Coral Ridge Drive   Safety Town at Kiwanis Park 520 Ramblewood Drive

IMG_2786Football is a popular sport at in Coral Springs. Pictured here, the Coral Springs Chargers play at Mullins Park. The goal of the Chargers is to win and to promote the values of hard work, team work, and respect for teammates and opponents.

Judy Dubrow loves her role as a volunteer with the City of Coral Springs.

She works for the Victim’s Advocates section and is called to help out with difficult situations.

“We contact victims of domestic abuse, children of domestic abuse. I send out all the letters to the victims of domestic abuse, domestic violence, dating abuse and other categories,” said Dubrow, a Coral Springs volunteer for 11 years. “We help victims know their rights and seek the right information. The people who work directly with domestic violence are often busy and I am glad to help them.”

Dubrow volunteers because she believes she has a responsibility to give back to the community. She had a career as a legal secretary and retired. Then she completed police academy program and moved to Tamarac. There were few opportunities to volunteer there so she became involved in volunteering in Coral Springs. “I have never been one to go to lunch all the time. I want to fill my hours with constructive work,” she said.

Seniors are invited to a free Health Fair on Wednesday, October 15 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Coral Springs Gymnasium. The fair, sponsored by Sports Authority, will feature a variety of health screenings and wellness advice. Participants include health care agencies, hospice, senior housing services, and other providers offering senior care.

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