Coral Springs

The new city hall building will likely be the centerpiece of newly developed downtown. Goals for the area include a movie theater, restaurants and stores. The existing Coral Springs city hall will be demolished. The land will be sold for about $800,000.

Congratulations to the Broward County Council of PTAs (BCCPTA) for being selected as a regional winner for the Florida Department of Education/Florida Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Family and Community Involvement Award.

The BCCPTA is recognized for successful implementation of its Clothing Bank and Family Support Program.  In an effort to address the need for clothing, especially school uniforms, the BCCPTA manages two clothing banks to serve Broward County Public Schools families. In addition to providing clothing, the BCCPTA hosts charitable events that encourage parental engagement and facilitate community awareness.

“The Clothing Bank and Family Support Program provides families with the information and tools to address needs and resolve problems,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We are extremely proud of the dedicated team of volunteers who support this program with donations, partnerships and thousands of hours of volunteer time.”


People got together at the Coral Springs Museum of Art to enjoy C3: Comics, Caricatures and Cartoons. They would see various display from comic books. They could have their face painted or a portrait of themselves painted. There were workshops on cartoons, caricatures and comics.

Avi Ram showed his airbrush work and airbrushed people. “I enjoyed being here. This was a nice event,” said Ram.

Alisa Grodsky, the event organizer was pleased with the turnout and the high level of art that was produced. Diane LaFlamme, showed her paintings and prints.




Maria Carrillo and her children enjoyed being a part of the Touch a Truck event. They had an opportunity to meet with Coral Springs fire fighters and Coral Springs Police officers and learn about what fire fighters and police officers do in the community.

“I love it. I was very nice and my kids enjoyed it,” said Carrillo.

Megan Loudin also enjoyed the event. “This was a nice activity for the community and children,” she said.

Jimmy Miller, a Coral Springs fire fighter was pleased to participate in the program. “We want children to learn about what firefighters do and not be afraid of fire fighters,” he said.

Many children are afraid of the big trucks and ambulances and the men and women in full fire fighting gear. The goal of Touch a Truck was to allow children to see what fire fighters do and what their trucks and equipment are really like.

The Coral Springs Police were also available to answer any questions young people and members of the public might have. And there were establishing a register for special needs children and young people. There are times when special needs children become lost and the Coral Springs Police Department wants to have the tools to find them.




The Pompano Beach Seafood Festival offered a wide range of seafood offerings, musical entertainment, craft vendors and a chance to kick back and have some fun and relaxation. There were three stages for band performances and many local artists performed.

“We have been coming to the Seafood Festival for 12 years. It is a lot of fun and we love the people,” said Clayton Singletary, He was selling a mix of Cajun style seafood, coconut shrimp, crab cakes and other seafood delicacies. “This is one of our favorite seafood festivals,” he said.

Rubin Mendoza also enjoyed the Seafood Festival. “We are selling crab cakes, seafood platters, shrimp kabob and other seafood dishes,” he said.

Colleen Peebles loved the Seafood Festival. “We are selling jambalaya, lobster tails, seafood medley and other items,” she said.

Robert Adams also enjoyed being a part of the Seafood Festival. “We are selling lobster mac and cheese, a captain’s platter, crab meat and other seafood dishes. This is a great event,” said Adams.

And throughout the three day event, there were many bands performing and people could get a drink and enjoy the music. Because the event was at the beach, people could enjoy the ocean. And there were plenty of opportunities to socialize and meet people.




The City of Coral Springs held a Touch A Truck event to get families and their children familiarized with fire trucks and fire equipment. Also the goal to allow people in the community the chance to get to know their fire fighters and police officers. Jimmy Miller, a Coral Springs fire fighter was pleased to show children the fire trucks and how fire fighters perform their work.


The Stoneman Douglas baseball team defeated Coral Springs 4-3 to win the District 11-9A championship game. John McKenna hit a single in the seventh inning to provide the Eagles with a victory. Stoneman Douglas won a fourth consecutive district baseball championship. The Eagles are ranked number in the nation by PerfectGame.


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