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Around The Clock Emergency Care for Your Home: Remediation, Restoration, and Repair by MVP Environmental Solutions

By Ashley Ferraro Natural disasters, accidents, and other unforeseen environmental circumstances can shake your world. Despite those challenges that are out of our hands, there is one thing we can…
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The 2023 Florida Renaissance Festival Returns to Quiet Waters Park for its 31st Anniversary Celebration

The annual Florida Renaissance Festival returns with a one-of-a-kind family-friendly event that takes lords and ladies of the realm back to a time when tunics, tabards, slashed sleeves, and bodices…
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My Daily Highlights

Jacey Brauner, a junior at Stoneman Douglas High school recently published a unique journaling book entitled My Daily Highlights that focuses on appreciating the mini happy moments that bring you…
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Get Back In Your Game with Buzzards Men’s Lacrosse Club

By Ashely Ferraro Who said the fun has to end when you grow up? Certainly not Buzzards Men’s Lacrosse Club! The organization was built on the foundation that lacrosse, the…
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Matters of the Heart

When you think of heart disease, do you imagine someone clutching their chest and falling to the ground? While Hollywood heart attacks make for great television, heart disease isn’t always…
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Healing Kids’ Hearts – Hope Through Horses

By Elizabeth Washington Following the joys and challenges of raising their adopted daughters, good friends Jane Hansen and Jean Lucier are on a mission to support the emotional healing of…
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Aging Knees?

By Dr. Brandon C. Maisel Knee osteoarthritis is a common pathology affecting millions of Americans. The cause of osteoarthritis is multifactorial. It may be genetics, mechanical wear and tear, increased…
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Remember to Celebrate!

Whether an intimate first date, or reception for 300 guests, celebrations at Deja Blue restaurant make you part of their unique family. “Life should be celebrated every day, “says Sabrina…
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Lessons Learned

By Shellie Miller-Farrugia The other day I watched as some children were rollerblading near my home. The first child skated over a small indention in the sidewalk and was brought…
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The 5 Love Languages

By Andrea Goff My husband and I are polar opposites. High school sweethearts who have been married for 42 years, and together for 46, we beat to a different drum,…
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Reaching the Summit with Quality Education

Involved parents, successful students, and encouraging, knowledgeable teachers combine to make Summit Academy one of the most desirable charter schools in Broward county! After three years in the Coral Springs…
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Local Youth Soccer Programs Demonstrate Promise for The Community

By Ashley Ferraro With the World Cup coming to a close, soccer has been on everyone's minds. However, youth soccer organizations have been a pillar of our community for decades,…
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Never Give Up… A Personal Journey

By Richard Kolcz My name is Richard Kolcz, and I’m an alcoholic. I grew up with alcohol in the household, and as a child, promised myself that I would never…
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Cheers for 60 years! The City of Coral Springs will mark its 60th Anniversary with a series of events and celebrations in 2023.

Growing from a master-planned “city in the country” to a thriving suburban hub, Coral Springs was first incorporated in 1963 as “the last piece of gold on the gold coast”…
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Making Disciples…The Calvary Chapel Parkland Story

By Pastor Steve Daigle As we begin a new year, many of us make plans and resolutions for the upcoming year, but sometimes, you have to look back and remember…
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The Gift of Giving

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. By Valerie Block The quote by Dr. King is what Dr.…
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Broward County is the Place to Be!

By Michael Udine, County Commissioner for District 3 The New Year is upon us, and many events are happening in District 3! Whether your resolution was to stay fit, take…
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Are You Burnt Out?

By Dr. Rosemarie Rutecki Check if you suffer from the following symptoms. Burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged and excessive stress. It can…
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Hello, 2023! Cheers to Another Step into the Unknown

By Ashley Ferraro Entering another new year during times riddled with uncertainty can bring up mixed emotions. On the one hand, a new year is a time to cultivate resolutions…
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Charting Home Sales Trends

By Bill Sohl Happy Holidays!  To make the season bright, Christmas Tree and Menorah lighting ceremonies, parades, ballets, concerts, plays, and events featuring snow and twinkling lights are offered throughout…
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Parkland Rangers Tackle Football & Cheer Finishes 2022 Season Strong

By Ashley Ferraro The Parkland Rangers kicked off their tackle football and cheerleading season on August 1st with four football team divisions and five cheer squads. This year marks the…
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Parkland Little League Prepares for Spring 2023 Season

By Ashley Ferraro Parkland Little League Baseball is gearing up for its 33rd season this spring and what’s expected to be the league’s biggest year yet. This past spring, the…
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Parkland Flag Football Finishes Up Historic Season

By Ashley Ferraro Parkland Flag Football has wrapped up another     phenomenal season with over a thousand players under the leadership of President Matt Kauffman. Matt has been a board member…
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A Journey from Pain to Healing

Meet Dr.Oron Fiksel, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. DN, CAMT,CFMT,CMPT It was an innocent fall while playing with a neighborhood friend when he was five-years-old that left Dr. Oron Fiksel, founder…
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Insurance Evaluation

By Brett Porter Considering the volatility of the insurance market, now is a great time to shop auto, home and flood premiums.  Many times there are big differences in rates…
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Organizing Your Home is a Journey, Not a Destination

By Carmen Johnson, owner of Simply Organized To the mom who feels even a little bit overwhelmed at the thought of organizing your home, you should immediately breathe a sigh…
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Conviva Care Center Is Preparing for Early Flu Season

By Vanessa De Oliveira Inacio, M.D Flu season is here, and Conviva Care Center is prepared to provide seniors with the preventive care needed to age well. Studies show that…
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Get over it! Let’s Have Some Fun!

By Shellie Miller Having a conversation at the salon recently, my stylist mentioned that everyone seems to have lost their sense of humor! After I made a silly joke that…
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Broward County is the Place to Be!

By Michael Udine, County Commissioner for District 3 The holiday season is here!  Whether you are travelling “home” for the holidays, or having everyone come to your home, our community…
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27 Years of Orthopedic Expertise

Medical emergencies happen every day. It is how we respond to them that makes the biggest difference. Say you are playing soccer and hear a pop in your knee or…
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Honoring Those Who Serve

Veterans Day is a time to honor the men and women in uniform who have served, are currently serving, and will serve their country. Today, many of us spend Veterans…
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Helping the Youth, Veterans and Anyone Struggling with Mental Health

By Scott J. Brook, Mayor of Coral Springs While I am about to enter my fifth term as Mayor, I have decided to share with you about three important non-profit…
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Coral Springs Octoberfest 2022

Thousands of South Florida residents attended an Oktoberfest Celebration in Coral Springs at the Great Lawn of City Hall (9500 W Sample Rd) on Saturday, October 15. The event featured…
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14 Tips to Help You Stay Committed to Your Health During the Holiday Season

By Dr. Rosemarie Rutecki With guidance and the right mindset, you can achieve anything you want this holiday season. Let's discuss some tips to help you stay committed to your…
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JP Miller & Sons… Services Shows What Family-Owned & Operated Really Looks Like

JP Miller & Sons Services has served the Broward and Palm Beach communities for more than 45 years as South Florida’s leader in pest control, termite control, and lawn services.…
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Calvary Chapel Parkland launches New Spanish Speaking Services

South Florida is a very diverse community full of different backgrounds, cultures, and languages. For a community to thrive, the people must have hope. The church serves as a beacon…
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Parkland Buddy Sports… Providing organized peer to peer sports programming for children and young adults with special needs

By Wendy Hunter, photos courtesy of Ken Webster Photography Can you imagine a childhood without a single friend? Children with disabilities are 65% more likely to experience bullying than children…
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Northwestern Mutual Financial Services

By Ashley Ferraro Independent business owners are often faced with the reality of giving up benefits enjoyed by employees. At the same time, employees are bound by limited pay opportunities,…
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BROWARD HEALTH CORAL SPRINGS GOES THE EXTRA MILE FOR BREAST HEALTH

Breast cancer is the second-most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of death for U.S. women, according to the American Cancer Society. Fortunately, early detection and treatment can…
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Cancer Patients Experience Neuropathy Relief at Genesis Physical Medicine

By Ashley Ferraro Peripheral neuropathy, which refers to nerve damage that causes numbness and tingling, can be a debilitating side effect of cancer treatments. Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy or radiation…
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The Parkland Farmers Market is always a great time to meet fellow neighbors

The Parkland Farmers Market is always a great time to meet fellow neighbors, friends, and very often, their pets. Vendors range from farmers with organic vegetables to chefs offering homemade…
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Welcome to Wonderland, Not My Daughter…find a cure now! Monday, October 24 at Heron Bay Marriott

Enjoy a day in Wonderland with friends and family to support Not My Daughter…find a cure now! The Annual Not My Daughter…find a cure now! Shopping Boutique and Luncheon takes…
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A History of Parkland, Florida: The Monumental Title Every Resident Should Read

By Ashley Ferraro Have you ever wondered, “Who was Holmberg Road named after?” Or perhaps, “Why weren’t any large shopping centers ever developed in Parkland?” These questions, in addition to…
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The positive power of bringing people together

  By Shellie Miller-Farrugia This is a shout out to those of us who talk to strangers in the grocery line; The ones who are annoyingly pleasant despite challenging circumstances.…
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Together, We Can Put a Stop to Bullying

By Ashley Ferraro, October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and now is the best time to familiarize yourself and your family with anti-bullying resources. It’s also a great time to…
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SouthState Bank Welcomes New Manager Michelle Restrepo to the Coral Springs Branch

One of the leading regional banks in the Southeast and recently named #1 Best-in-State Bank in Florida by Forbes, SouthState Bank focuses on putting the customer first. Whatever success looks…
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Coral Springs Youth Soccer Kickin’ Things Off Soon!

As Denise Fatigate embarks on her first year as the league’s president, she looks back on the history and growth of the 1976 established program with pride. Denise will always…
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Biggest Move for the Biggest Realtor

When writing for the Spectator, I am always grateful for and look forward to the opportunity to share my real estate knowledge with you. I am equally grateful and honored…
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Parkland Soccer…35 Years of Community Athletics

By Ashley Ferraro Parkland Soccer gears up for its 35th season, eager to welcome kids and their families back to Pine Trails Park. The recreational league invites boys and girls…
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