The J.P. Taravella football team is off to a good start in spring football practice. The Trojans have a new football coach, Charles Hafley who has coached at Blanche Ely and Fort Lauderdale. “We want to be an elite team in Broward County. We want to win the district title and advance in the playoffs. We need to have good team chemistry and play together,” said Hafley.



In honor of National Volunteer Week, the City Commission honored a group of volunteers by awarding them the “Lynne Johnson Award” at the City Commission meeting held on Wednesday, April 20. For the “Working with Senior Citizens” category, the Commission recognized Carol and Dick Smith. Dick and Carol have been dedicating their time to the AARP Driver Safety Class program which is offered through the City’s Police Department.

For the “Working with Youth” category, the Commission recognized Mary Boast. Mary has been the driving force behind the City’s Safety Town program. Mary started out as one of the founders over 28 years ago. Since its inception, thousands of children have gone through the program which is geared to teaching them important and valuable lessons on safety.

Brian Javeline was recognized for the “Working with Youth in Sports” category. Brian has been a Coral Springs Youth Soccer coach for over 10 years. He cares about kids and keeping them active, even during the off season.  Ilona Hollar was recognized for the “Committed to Enhancing City Services” category.

Ilona has been a dedicated volunteer for the past 5 years providing assistance to multiple units within the City’s Police Department. This past year Ilona spent a great deal of her time getting the inventory system updated in the Fiscal Unit.  Lastly, Jennie Delvecchio received an award in “Enhancing the Lives of Coral Springs Residents” category. Jennie has been a vital part of the City’s Architectural Review Committee since its inception back in 1995.  Honorable mentions were awarded to Laura Weinberg, the Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.), and Joe Morera.

Congratulations to Victoria Saldala, director of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Bilingual/ESOL Department, for being named the Latino Administrator of the Year by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).

Saldala was honored for this national recognition during the second annual Leaders in Education Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.  The event celebrates best practices in public education, particularly in serving Hispanic populations.

saturday, May 7th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

                   At Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac, fl



                            We have invited several Kids of Love Heroes to attend and 

              they will have a lane dedicated to them and they will be able to invite                                                                                                                                                                      5 friends and/or family members to bowl and have pizza. 

     Kids of Love will be providing our special heroes a customized bowling ball and bag.


                     Service hours will be provided for those who are volunteering.   

       If extra lanes are available Kids of Love members will be able to bowl, so bring socks.


                 Please RSVP if you will be attending, we will need you show up at 12:30 p.m.

                                               to help with setup and decorations.



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