• Community

    Parkland Hearts Project

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    In an effort to remember the victims of February’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, an area nonprofit organization has partnered with family and friends to organize service projects based on the victims’passions. HandsOn Broward has worked with loved ones and friends tocreate 17 unique service projects, one for each victim. While details about…

  • Community, Politics

    Richard Walker, Candidate District 2 Commission Seat

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    In a nonpartisan race, Richard Walker faces Diego Pfeiffer for the Parkland District 2 commission seat. It will become vacant once commissioner Grace Solomon’s term expires in November. Election day falls on Nov. 6. Each candidate was asked questions pertaining to issues facing Parkland, the candidate’s reasons for running, and how he would address top…

  • Community, Education, Politics

    Moving Ahead With School Safety

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    Parkland residents have offered suggestions on how to keep the city’s Broward County Public Schools students safe in the wake of last February’s shooting that killed 17 people. Municipal officials have been aiding the school district through a process that has involved a town hall meeting and focus groups. Parkland officials hired an independent company…

  • Community, Education, Health & Wellness

    The Unexpected: Children Can Have Strokes

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    Edgire Joseph credits Dr. Celso Agner with saving her 11-year-old daughter’s life from a condition many may not associate with children. Stroke. Strokes are a lot more common – and potentially deadly – in children than people might realize. “It’s the 10th leading cause of mortality in children,” said Agner, who treated Joseph’s daughter, Coral…

  • Community

    Giving Brings Thanks

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    When you sit at your Thanksgiving tables later this month to celebrate, you’ll likely give thanks for your blessings. But before the holiday arrives, or even on the day, you can participate in one or more giving efforts for those in need. The communities of Parkland, Coral Springs, and the surrounding area offer multiple chances…

  • Community

    Park Trails Elementary gets a new principal

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      If Park Trails Elementary School students are ready to help change the world through kindness, they share a goal with the Parkland school’s new principal. Charles McCanna, who has worked for Broward County Schools for all 32 years of his educational career, plans to implement a spreading kindness theme for the upcoming school year….

  • Education

    DUAL ENROLLMENT

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    If you’re a high school student and itching to attend college, you may not have to wait. Dual enrollment is an option that allows students to earn high school and college credits at the same time, possibly save money on college tuition, and perhaps finish college early. But just because you want to be a…

  • Art & Entertainment

    Storytellers: The American Cuban Diaspora

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    Over a 58-year period, they left their homes, probably for good, with their clothes on their backs. Some brought their families as they fled their oppressive homeland, while some might not have had any choice but to leave their family members behind – perhaps never to see them again. They could no longer stand the…

  • Community, Lifestyle

    When seniors need a lawyer

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    An 86-year-old who broke her hip recently was released from rehabilitation. While she was well enough to leave a medical facility, she faced other issues: She could no longer live alone and she’d accumulated expenses that far exceeded her ability to pay them. The senior citizen’s daughter looked for help and found it through Feldman…

  • Community

    Paging Dr. Bob: Prescription for Music, Coffee, and Cookies

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    A different type of ‘doctor’ strolled down the hall of a nursing home, ready to make the residents feel better. Robert Blake is not the type of doctor who’ll prescribe medication for a sore throat or headache. Still, people have known Blake as “Dr. Bob” and “the music doctor” ever since the Margate resident entered…

  • Art & Entertainment, Community, Education

    Bonnet House is Home to Rich History

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    Bonnet house is home to rich history Near Ft. Lauderdale’s beach, with its hustle and bustle of traffic and tall buildings, it’s easy to overlook the tranquil, forest-like setting of trees, pebble-filled walking paths and fresh water lakes. But if you turn onto a side street, you’ll soon enter a setting of nature rich with…

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