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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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World class education at North Broward Preparatory School equals Exceptional Teachers and outstanding results

Every parent wants to see their child succeed and at North Broward Preparatory School, our goal is to inspire every child to achieve beyond their imagination. High school students at…
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Healing with a Helping Hand

By Ashley Ferraro Indi Heart and Mind is a licensed clinic and community outpatient rehab facility specializing in a long list of healthcare services. With a focus on mental, emotional,…
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Improving Your Quality of Life!

Do you or someone you know deal with a physical ability that is challenging or painful? Have you decided that this is just the way things are, and that nothing…
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Class of 2022-2023

It's that time again! Between sales, supplies and a rush for the newest and coolest of what's "in" for students, many families find themselves focusing the majority of their energy…
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7 Harmful Ingredients Hiding in Your Kid’s School Lunches

By Dr. Rosemarie Rutecki  How do you know if what you are packing for your kids is healthy and nourishes their bodies? Let's take a look at the hidden ingredients.…
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Back to New Beginnings

By Ashley K. McCardia Believe it or not, it’s time to get supply lists out and start shopping. The time has come for fresh kicks and a souped-up wardrobe that…
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Save Money at the Pump!

Many of us are actively searching for the lowest gas price around town, but some interesting information has come to light. Compiled by an engineer with the Kinder Morgan Pipeline,…
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Summer Safety: Lightning Strikes More Likely in Florida

By Broward County Office of Public Communications. Lightning strikes north of Florida typically peak in the spring, but the danger of lightning strikes in South Florida are more likely throughout…
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Lessons in Lemonade

By Rosemarie, Brianna & Royce Rutecki, with Ayla & River Thornton What started with “what to do with $40” ended as a summer week business experience. My kids and their…
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Diabetic and Uninsured? Get Affordable & Reliable Medical Supplies Shipped to Your Door

By Ashley Ferraro Diabetics and their families sometimes face challenges when it comes to quick and affordable access to testing supplies. The uninsured especially run into trouble accessing necessary diabetic…
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Coral Springs American Little League Baseball Hosts State Tournament and Prepares for Fall Ball

By Ashley Ferraro Getting off the ground in 1971, Coral Springs American Little League (CSALL) is the oldest city-recognized league in Coral Springs. Currently, amid its 51st year, CSALL baseball…
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Call it Brave Beginnings 2022

By Shellie Miller-Farrugia Mid-summer is a great time to reflect on the past and look ambitiously toward the future. More than 200 years ago, the families who ventured across the…
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Are you a homeowner who wants more control over your energy while seriously reducing your power bill?

There is a reason why Florida is dubbed the “Sunshine State.” With so many sunny days each year, it only makes sense to take advantage of the beautiful sun! With…
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Don’t Let Water Damage Get the Best of your Home this Rainy Season

With hurricane season already underway, homeowners have a lot to think about in the coming months. Especially about Window Installation in Augusta GA. Preparing for the stormy season looks like…
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Protect Your Home and Family From Mosquitos and Termites This Summer

It’s termite season in South Florida, and with temperatures and humidity levels rising, mosquito season is also quickly underway. Our friends at JP Miller & Sons Services have nearly five…
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Together we can break the silence and save lives

By Scott Brook The Mental Wellness Networking Alliance was born out of two tragedies. The first occurred the day after my daughter Tina was born when I was 23 years…
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HURRICANE SEASON IS HERE…Are you prepared?

There is no doubt, sometime in the future, South Florida will be visited by another hurricane. Count on it. As Hurricane Season began on June 1 and ends November 30,…
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Fun with Fathers

Are you excited to get out and celebrate your dad on Father’s Day? If you’ve run out of ideas, take a look at our suggestions. You just might find a…
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My friends would say,?”Your Dad is cool,” and I knew it to be true.

By Craig Maccubbin I wanted to be like my dad as a kid - more so than the typical boy growing up in suburbia. My dad was stronger, cooler, smarter,…
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Every remarkable experience begins with passion

Coconut Creek boasts a new, uniquely created Italian restaurant at the Promenade that focuses on a thoughtful menu with quality food in a warm and welcoming space. Owner, Doug Zeif,…
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Parkland Board is preparing for flag football

By Stacy Case Although Spring has sprung, that does not mean that Fall sports are not in the forefront of locals’ minds. In fact, the 15 board members of the…
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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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The Rainbow Diet & How it can Improve Your Family’s Health

Dr. Rosemarie Rutecki When someone asks a mother what gift she would like, a thought that comes to her mind is to have a healthy family. There's no more extraordinary…
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Broward Health “Breaks the Bias” Shining a Light on Health Disparities for Black Women

By Shawnette Saddler, M.D., Internal Medicine, Broward Health Physician Group When I was a medical resident and pregnant with my third child, I nearly suffered a stroke while waiting in…
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Devine Trust… A practical Guide to End Your Suffering & Find Your Way Home.

Devine Trust… A practical Guide to End Your Suffering & Find Your Way Home. Many in our community had the pleasure of getting to know Dr. Nancy Wiley through her…
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Springs Soccer Club Offers a Unique Holistic Approach to Player Development

By Ashley Ferraro Born during the pandemic, Springs Soccer Club faced some unusual challenges in getting its program off the ground. Unable to hold tryouts or spend much time on…
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Every mother is a pillar of strength

By Wylie Farrugia The first stage of motherhood can begin in many different ways. However it happens, whether biological or not, there’s no doubt that the maternal instincts that kick…
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5 Simple Steps to Prevent a Drowning

1. Supervision is key 2. Door Chimes, to alert you that the door has been opened. 3. Fencing around bodies of water, 4’ in height with a self closing/self latching…
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City of Coral Springs Worldfest 2022

The event celebrated the community’s vast diversity Hundreds of Coral Springs residents and surrounding community members “traveled the world” without leaving town at the Coral Springs Worldfest Celebration held Sunday,…
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Parkland Lax takes 2022 head on!

Spring has sprung, which can only mean one thing in the sports world to more than 300 local youth athletes…. it is time  to take center field for the Parkland…
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Parkland Rangers Football Looks Forward To Biggest Season Yet!

Members of the Gold Coast Pop Warner Conference (GCPWC) since 2016, the Parkland Rangers Tackle Football Club has been ramping up the program each year that passes. Although 2021 imposed…
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Peripheral Neuropathy: When A Lack of Pain Is The Problem

Peripheral neuropathy, commonly affecting individuals with diabetes, refers to nerve damage that typically results in numbing, tingling “pins and needles,” muscle weakness, and sometimes pain in the affected area. Those…
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Conviva Supports Seniors Coping with Stress During “Stress Awareness Month”

Stress is an affliction that does not discriminate by age, and senior citizens, in particular, suffer from a range of triggers – from medical to financial to family concerns.Being an…
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What’s your favorite part about Florida?

Hold on... not so fast! When my family relocated here from Michigan in 1970, I think my mom would have said, “Warm weather and the beach.“ I can definitely see…
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With new adventures behind every corner, Urban Air Adventure Park is the Ultimate indoor playground.

Urban Air is an indoor adventure park with gravity-defying attractions for all ages and skill levels, including a ropes course, tubes playground, climbing walls, battle beam, trampolines, warrior obstacle course,…
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Douglas Drama Department Presents Something Rotten!

By Logan LaPierre, Douglas High School Student Two years have passed since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Drama Department performed it’s last live musical: “Imaginary: A New Musical”, which received praise…
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Scott J. Brook, P.A. Celebrates Twenty-Two Years In Business

By Ashley Ferraro Finding the right family lawyer to handle your case can sometimes be stressful, but it certainly doesn’t need to be. Focusing in the areas of family law,…
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Join the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Parkland, Coral Springs, Margate and Coconut Creek for a Future Free of Cancer

Event celebrates those touched by cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and takes action for lifesaving change The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Parkland, Coral Springs, Margate and…
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Creating the Fun!!

Summer is just about here, and the Coral Springs Center for the Arts looks forward to their 20th  season of the fun, creative, and exciting camp known as Next Stop…
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Put The Safety Of Your Home In The Hands Of MVP Environmental Solutions

MVP Environmental Solutions, Inc. is South Florida’s most trusted remediation and restoration expert. A Parkland resident himself, owner and founder Leo Gordon understands the importance of having reliable and honest…
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Parkland Challenger Baseball Helps Special Needs Children and young Adults Get Involved with Sports

By Ashley Ferraro Challenger Baseball has been thriving in Broward County for over 30 years and has recently expanded its league to Parkland. A division of Little League, Challenger is…
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Upgrades…

By Shellie Miller-Farrugia When was the last time you changed your telephone? Not the number… The actual phone. I’m curious; did you change it because it was broken, or because…
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Broward County is the Place to Be!

By Mayor of Broward County, Michael Udine Ready to focus on your health and wellness? The Parks Foundation of Broward County and will be hosting three new yoga and meditation…
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