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Join JP Taravella Drama for a Night of Wings and Comedy March 16th

Join JP Taravella Drama for a Night of Wings and Comedy March 16th

Join JP Taravella High School Drama for a night of wings and comedy. Start your evening off at Wings Plus in Coral Springs. Bring the family and join us for dinner from 6:30 – 9:30 at the Sample Road location of Wings Plus, 9880 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs. Owner Brian Walsh is generously donating 10% of everything anyone with a JPT Drama coupon orders, back to the school.

Don’t Miss the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts at The Walk March 16 and 17

Don’t Miss the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts at The Walk March 16 and 17

Watch the Video from last year’s festival here. Don’t miss the 50th anniversary in a Community Birthday Celebration at the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts on March 16 and 17. The Ninth Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts will be held at The Walk on University Drive with artists, crafters, musical entertainment, literary seminars, chalk artists, a children’s area and much, much more.

Coral Springs Students and Volunteers Perform Musical on March 7th

Coral Springs Students and Volunteers Perform Musical on March 7th

In celebration of the City’s 50th anniversary, local high school students, along with special guests, will present “Once Upon a Dream: A Musical Celebration of Coral Springs.” A project of the Coral Springs Community Chest, the musical parody will highlight the City’s history, told through fun songs and stories from the past five decades, while offering insight into how Coral Springs became what it is today.

Volunteers and Students Needed to Help in Coral Springs Waterway Cleanup March 16th

Volunteers and Students Needed to Help in Coral Springs Waterway Cleanup March 16th

The 36th Annual Broward Waterway Cleanup will take place in Coral Springs at Riverside Park, 205 Coral Ridge Drive, on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For the past 17 years, Coral Springs has participated in the county-wide effort, drawing out more than 450 volunteers last year. Participants will help search the City’s waterways for debris.

Coral Springs Children Get to Lead the Pledge of Allegiance at City Commission Meetings

Coral Springs Children Get to Lead the Pledge of Allegiance at City Commission Meetings

The City of Coral Springs is all about families, and the Mayor and City Commissioners encourage good citizenship at a very early age by allowing local children to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at their City Commission Meetings.

Not only do the children get the great honor of leading the pledge, but they get their very first civics lesson by attending a city commission meeting and meeting their elected leaders. Oh yes, did I mention they also get to be on TV and receive a really cool shirt as well as getting their photo taken with Mayor Vincent Boccard?

Coral Springs Police Crack Case of False Report of Sexual Assault in Arson Incident

Coral Springs Police Crack Case of False Report of Sexual Assault in Arson Incident

Coral Springs Police arrested a female in connection with an arson that occurred at a Medical Office on June 11, 2012.

Last June 2012, Coral Springs Police officers responded to a structure fire at 9750 NW 33rd Street. During the search of the building an unconscious female was found inside one of the medical suites. The female was transported to Broward Health Coral Springs for smoke inhalation.

Taste of Coral Springs Returns on February 26

Taste of Coral Springs Returns on February 26

The Taste of Coral Springs returns to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts on February 26 with a sixties theme and samplings of the best food, wine, craft beer and spirits in the area, all to benefit local children’s charities.

Presented by JM Lexus, the Taste of Coral Springs 2013 takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26. Tickets are $50 prior to the event, and $60 at the door. VIP Tickets are available for $75 each, which allow guests early admission at 5:30 p.m. to get the first samples of the delectable foods from local restaurants and beverages from vendors and distributors, all of which are included in the admission price.

Tickets Still Available for State of the City on January 30

Tickets Still Available for State of the City on January 30

As part of Coral Springs 50th Anniversary, the City is inviting residents to its annual State of the City on Wednesday, January 30 at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Arts.

The event typically highlights the City’s accomplishments over the past year and is a way of thanking volunteers and committee members for all they do for Coral Springs. This year, the City is inviting residents to join volunteers and committee members to this fun-filled evening.

College Academy at Broward College Holds Open House for High School Students

College Academy at Broward College Holds Open House for High School Students

The College Academy @ BC will hold two informational Open Houses for students attending Coral Springs, Tamarac and Parkland Schools.

The location will be at Bailey Hall, Broward College, Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, on Tuesday, January 29 at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with A-L) and Wednesday, January 30 at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with M-Z).

Facebook Transaction Turns into a Face-to-Face Armed Robbery

Facebook Transaction Turns into a Face-to-Face Armed Robbery

Coral Springs Police have arrested two individuals for an armed robbery that occurred at 711 Riverside Drive.

On Tuesday, a juvenile victim, 17, approached several Coral Springs Motor Officers who were conducting training at the Coral Square Mall and reported he had just been the victim of an armed robbery. The victim stated that he arranged on Facebook to sell an iPhone 4 to two individuals later identified as Deandre Chambers, 24, of Lauderhill and Marc Jean, 17, of Coral Springs.

Suspect Arrested in 2007 Coral Springs Cold Case Homicide

Suspect Arrested in 2007 Coral Springs Cold Case Homicide

The Broward State Attorney’s Office has indicted the man responsible for the death of a Coral Springs businessman whose remains were found in a metal box in Palm Beach Gardens.

On November 6, 2007, Francisco Cuevas, of Coral Springs was reported missing by a family member. Francisco was last seen on November 3, 2007, at 5914 Coral Ridge Drive, before he disappeared.

Family Fun Day and Car Show set for February 2

Family Fun Day and Car Show set for February 2

Car enthusiasts won’t want to miss the City’s Family Fun Day and Car Show on Saturday, February 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The show, sponsored by Project CS Teen Car Club and co-sponsored by Auto Works Collision and Paint, Inc., will be held at the Sportsplex, across from the Tennis Center. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children and students.

City recognizes Coral Springs Charter School for ‘A’ rating

City recognizes Coral Springs Charter School for ‘A’ rating

Last week, the Florida Department of Education released the 2011-2012 high school grade results. Coral Springs Charter, along with Coral Glades High, Coral Springs High, J.P. Taravella High, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, all received an ‘A’ rating based on students’ performance relative to state standards, graduation rates, participation and success in accelerated courses, and postsecondary preparation.