By: Sharon Aron Baron At Wednesday’s Coral Springs City Commission meeting, winners of the 2013 Holiday parade came forward to accept their awards. The commission thanked everyone including sponsors and participants, as well as all the hard working volunteers and city employees who helped make this year’s Holiday Parade such a success. Mayor’s Cup Winner Non-Profit: […]
The City of Coral Springs has announced this year’s winners of the 2013 Holiday parade. Awards will be presented at an upcoming City Commission meeting.
The J.P. Taravella Band and Orchestra Program has been invited to play in the London New Year’s Day Parade, and band members are working hard to raise money so that they can afford to send all 200 members on the trip.
In honor of the many veterans that live in our community as well as the 50th Anniversary of the city, there will be several special activities planned for the upcoming Veterans Day weekend.
Panama is safer than most of the US, but if you act like you just fell off the turnip truck, you will be scammed, and the biggest scammer very well may be your tour director who told you that you will live like royalty on your Social Security check.
Twelve years ago, our country was confronted with one of our darkest days. The twin towers crumbled. Black smoke billowed up from the Pentagon. Airplane wreckage smoldered on a Pennsylvania field. So many lost friends, neighbors, sisters and brothers – and we knew that our lives would never be the same again.
On the 2,357 day of Coral Springs resident Robert Levinson’s captivity in Iran, the City Commission, along with US Congressman Ted Deutch, passed a resolution encouraging his swift and safe return to his family.
Two Broward County Politicians will soon become expatriates when they head off to a new life in Panama in June.
Former Broward County School Board Member, David Thomas, and his wife Cindy, who sits on Broward Soil and Water Conservation District, are teachers at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs where David teaches AP Psychology and Cindy teaches AP American History.
The recipients of the MLK Scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year are: Sherbin Shaji, Jeeva Francis, Kristine Chen, Devonne Rahming, Alvaro Campuzano, Kruti Patel, Yarah Joseph, Alexander Dokuchaev, Tyler Smith, Matthew Sullivan, Ronen Wolf, Daniel King, Malcolm Hannah and Melissa Volcy.
Local teens were invited to show off their culinary skills at the City’s third annual Teen Cook Off. Teams were given the same ingredients, provided by Whole Foods Market Coral Springs, and made barbeque ribs and a side dish.
Governor Rick Scott acknowledged Broward County’s public schools that sustained high student performance or demonstrated substantial improvement in student performance by presenting a check totaling more than $15 million in School Recognition Program funding to Superintendent Robert W. Runcie on March 11th.
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.
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.
The sixth Teen Political Forum, hosted by the City of Coral Springs, will be open to local high school students on Monday, February 11. This educational event will be held at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Are you a student at Taravella, Stoneman Douglas, Coral Springs High, Coral Glades or Coral Springs Charter School? Then you may want to attend this youth leadership and diversity weekend!
The Ramblewood Middle School Drama program is thrilled to announce that their One Act play “Othello or Tracking the Green Eyed Monster” was selected as one of only four schools to advance to the Florida State Junior Thespian Festival.
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.
On Friday, the Florida Department of Education released 2011/12 preliminary high school grades under the revised Florida A++ Plan. Although announced as preliminary, these grades are final pending appeals, which would be submitted prior to February 2013. Elementary and middle school grades were released in late June 2011.
The Holiday Parade kicked off Coral Springs 50th Anniversary celebration with floats, marching bands, clubs, and even a visit from Santa Claus.
The City will be honoring the following winners of this year’s parade at a future city commission meeting.
Mitch Ceasar was elected again as Chair of the Broward Democratic Executive Committee in what was standing room only in the packed Diamante’s Event Center in Tamarac.
Voting on Sunday were committee members from precincts all over Broward County who waited patiently to cast their vote for the next Democratic leader. Many already knew who they were standing behind.
Veterans Day was observed today in Coral Springs with a moving ceremony that included the family of Warrant Officer Joseph L. Schiro, who was killed in Afghanistan.
A moment of silence was held at the city commission meeting for Warrant Officer Joseph Schiro who died in Afghanistan.
Governor Rick Scott has ordered all National and State flags flown at half-staff at the County Courthouse of Broward County, Florida, and at the City Hall of Coral Springs, Florida, on Monday, October 15 in honor of Warrant Officer Joseph L. Schiro.
The Coral Springs Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee presents the Seventh Annual “Golfing for the King” Golf Classic at Heron Bay on October 19. This event benefits the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund for needy Coral Springs high school students, regardless of ethnicity.
Seven Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students including four from Coral Springs schools are among the 2,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities announced today by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
The Coral Springs City Commission recognized 13 deserving high school seniors who were awarded Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships for their freshman year in college.
With the generous assistance of the Coral Springs Community Chest as the major donor, the Coral Springs Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee was able to match their contribution, as well as supplement the Scholarship fund further by donations from various individuals and businesses in the community.
As a child bitten by the theater bug while attending Ramblewood Middle School in Coral Springs, little did Kristina Johnson know that years later, she would one day return to open her first production there as their new drama teacher.
The City of Coral Springs hosted its fifth annual teen political forum which was open to all students at local Coral Springs schools. The event which was held at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts on April 2nd is a question and answer forum educate students on matters that are important to them. Read more….