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Get out and vote on November 6 Coral Spring voters will go to the polls Tuesday, November 6 and cast ballots for the Mayor’s seat, as well as one commission seat. Municipal elections are non-partisan by law. All candidates for the Commission must be a registered voter in the City and must be a Coral Springs resident for the last six months immediately preceding the date of qualification. Seats One and Two of the five-member Commission will be open for candidacy. Vice Mayor Tom Powers and Commissioner Larry Vignola were re-elected unopposed for Seats 5 and 3, respectively. The Mayor’s seat is a two-year term of office, running through November 2014, while City Commissioner seats have four-year terms of office concluding in November 2016. For information about the upcoming election, including a list of registered candidates, visit CoralSprings.org/voting or contact

the City Clerk’s Office at 954-344-1065. The Broward Supervisor of Elections office handles voter registration, absentee ballots and early voting. Call 954-357-7050 or visit browardsoe.org for assistance.

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Election candidates to debate on October 3 The public is encouraged to attend an upcoming Candidate Forum where they will have a chance to hear municipal, Florida House District 97, and County Commission District 3 candidates as they engage in a discussion at the Coral Springs Charter School Auditorium on Wednesday, October 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. This free event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Broward. For details regarding the Candidate Forum, please call 954-735-1311 or 954-752-2713. The Coral Springs Charter School is located at 3205 N. University Drive. Visit CoralSprings.org

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roward College will open its doors at a new facility in Coral Springs this Fall. The Coral Springs Academic Center, located at the northwest corner of University Drive and Sample Road, will offer classes beginning on October 22.

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“Having Broward College right here in our own backyard will create an opportunity for higher learning for many of our residents,” Commissioner Claudette Bruck said. “We are extremely pleased to have the full-time presence of Broward College in Coral Springs and urge our residents to get out there and register for class now, in order to fulfill their dreams.” This is Broward College’s first Academic Center on the northern end of the county. “Broward College has enjoyed a long standing relationship with the community, offering classes at the Charter School and various locations; the residents will now enjoy expanded access to training, high demand certificates, Associate of

Arts, Associate of Science and bachelor degrees in their home town,” North Campus President Dr. Barbara Bryan said. Students can now register for day, evening and weekend classes in Coral Springs. Exciting programs in Global Look in this issue’s Trade and Logistics and centerfold for a special brochure! Manufacturing will be available at the center in addition to general education classes. Employers can train their workforce with customized classes and scheduling. The center will also offer accelerated degree and certificate programs. “We are working with the Economic Development Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce to identify the needs of the business community,” Dean of Partnership Centers Jerry Schwartz added. Students new to Broward College may apply online at broward.edu or at the North Campus, located at 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd. in Coconut Creek. Current students may register online. Use the “Campus” drop down menu to see all the classes offered at the new Academic Center.

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This is the fourth year Coral Springs made the top 100 list. The cities were ranked on criteria such as job growth, family income, test scores, crime rates, health care, and housing prices. Money highlighted Coral Springs’ array of leisure and sports facilities, including the Sportsplex. The issue also compared dream homes in Coral Springs and Greenwich, CT stating that a dollar will get buyers a lot more in Coral Springs. “We are very fortunate and proud to again be recognized as one of the best places to live in the nation as it confirms what we’ve known all these years – that Coral Springs is indeed a great place to live, work, play and raise a family,” Mayor Roy Gold said. The City of Coral Springs was the recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2007 and is a two-time Governor’s Sterling Award winner for performance excellence. It was the first City of Excellence named by the Florida League of Cities and has also been identified as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance for Youth. “We will continue to work diligently to align our resources with the expressed needs of our residents and business owners and strive to provide the highest quality of goods and services,” City Manager Erdal Donmez said.

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New burglary unit working to keep crime down Burglary arrests are up in Coral Springs. The Coral Springs Police Department has a new tactic when it comes to combating burglaries, and it’s helping them stay one step ahead of crooks. In January 2012, CSPD started a new crime-fighting unit and it’s paying off big time when it comes to protecting residents’ property. The Burglary Enforcement and Reduction (B.E.A.R.) Unit is solely focused on burglaries and uses intelligence information and analytical data to determine who the burglars are, where burglaries are occurring and what items are being targeted. “Typically, law enforcement responds to crime trends by deploying more manpower to combat the trend,” Deputy Chief of Police Clyde Parry said. “This response usually is a short term fix that lasts for a month or two until the increase in crime levels out.” Instead, the new team gathers intelligence from sources of information, confidential informants, arrest records, other police agencies and the collective observations made by residents and police officers. “We are tracking hot spots to determine if patterns or trends are present,” Parry added. “We also use surveillance equipment, computerized crime trend software and tracking devices and became astute at writing legal documents that provided the unit with additional information or tactics to apprehend burglars.” The B.E.A.R. Unit is comprised of six officers and one sergeant. Each member of the unit brings a particular strength to the team. The Police Department provided in-house training in specific areas, including surveillance techniques, pawn shop research, and legal document preparation. “Burglaries aren’t just a City problem. It is a regional problem and our investigations have shown links to cities throughout South Florida,” Parry said. In the few months that the B.E.A.R. Unit has been operational, the unit has made more than 68 arrests for burglaries, loitering and prowling, and other offenses related to burglaries. The B.E.A.R. Unit is just one approach the Coral Springs Police Department is taking to combat burglary. During the last year, the Police Department also started the City’s “Make a Call, Make a Difference” campaign. The educational campaign asks citizens to help police by reporting suspicious activity as soon as they see it. “The campaign appears to be working, as calls generated from our citizens to report suspicious activity are way up,” Parry said. “When comparing data from from 2010 to 2011, suspicious person calls are up 49 percent, suspicious vehicle calls are up 57 percent, and suspicious incident calls are up 33 percent.” The Police Department requests residents stay vigilant and

continue to report suspicious activity. If an unfamiliar person or solicitor knocks on your door, call the police at 954-3441800 – many potential burglars will check first to see if the home is occupied. “Our residents have helped yield huge benefits and arrests and can continue to keep crime down by participating in the Make a Call program,” Vice Mayor Tom Powers said.

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Your City at Work New Fire Station 71 up and running Fire Station 71, built in 1976, is the second oldest and second busiest station in Coral Springs. Initially, it was intended to service volunteer firefighters and, as a result, it was not built with the proper sleeping quarters, training space or equipment. After much consideration, City officials decided it was best to tear the old fire station down and build a new one that would last for the next 50 years, while meeting the needs of firefighters. “Our firefighters spend a third of their lives here. This project proves to our residents that we keep public safety a priority,” Commissioner Larry Vignola said. Construction began in January 2012 and was completed on schedule and under budget. The new fire station contains approximately 7,000 square feet in floor area, three bays, and state-of-the-art bi-fold doors. Additional space will be used to store protective equipment and for training.

City and Fire officials celebrated the opening of the new Station 71 in August. For more photos from the ceremony, see page 17.

“This is an important milestone for this community and for the firefighters. Thank you to our firefighters for everything you do for our community, for making our community strong and one that we can be so proud of to live in,” Congressman Ted Deutch said. CoralSprings.org/fire 11800 N.W. 41 Street

Coral Springs receives Green Government Certification The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) recently presented Coral Springs officials with a Florida Green Local Government certification. The FGBC is a membershipbased non-profit organization that administers certification standards and provides education to promote sustainable building, development and business practices. Coral Springs achieved enough applicable points to earn a silver-level designation. FGBC Executive Director Suzanne Cook said the designation demonstrates exemplary leadership by Mayor Roy Gold and other elected officials who provided the framework and support to move forward with the process that helps to better manage the cost of government. “Their leadership in this effort will help protect and conserve the community’s natural resources, enhance the efficiency of government thus reducing the cost to taxpayers, and raise public awareness about the benefits of environmental stewardship,” Cook said. In order to achieve the FGBC Green Local Government Certification, Coral Springs staff, led by Environmental Coordinator Mark Westfall, undertook an extensive audit of the functions performed by every City department. The criteria included evaluations of energy and water usage, air

quality, health issues, land use, recycling and waste disposal, maintenance policies, educational programs, purchasing practices, regulatory policies, and many others. From there, teams used FGBC’s program tools to identify methods to improve the sustainability of their business practices and operations. “We very proud of this achievement and all of the green initiatives that our staff work so hard to implement,” Mayor Roy Gold said.

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City is prepared in event of a storm

After Hurricane Wilma in October 2005, the City implemented new process improvements should a storm like that occur again. City staff works year-round to ensure that all departments are prepared in the event of a storm. The Police Department’s Public Safety Building is the City’s dedicated Emergency Operations Center, allowing the City to provide quicker, more efficient responses should a disaster hit. “With a prepared personal and family plan for emergencies, residents can identify a plan of action, resources needed for survival, and set up contingency measures for safety,” Emergency Management Facilitator Karla Hines advised. “The more we as a community preplan and communicate before an emergency, the better equipped we are to respond and restore after a critical event.” While the City and its staff are better equipped, it’s important that residents are equally prepared. While Coral Springs has been lucky the past seven years, it is important to always have a family plan and supplies on hand. The City offers many resources for residents to use in the event of a storm. City media provide extensive coverage of hurricanerelated information before, during and after a storm. Visit CoralSprings.org for the latest updates, and be sure to tune into CityRadio 1670AM for up-to-date emergency information. CityTV 25 on Advanced Cable or Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse will also broadcast emergency information. After a storm hits, the City opens its Hurricane Call Center, with City staff answering specific questions. The number to reach the Call Center when it is activated is 954-344-1001. Broward County also provides valuable hurricane safety information, including tools to create a family plan that establishes an out-of-town emergency contact, tips for stocking up on food, supplies and medicines for your family and pets, and details on securing your home and property. CoralSprings.org/hurricane Broward.org/hurricane

Sign up for CodeRED Whether you are a resident or a business, register for the City’s CodeRED service to stay informed on the latest, including hurricane information before, during and after a storm, tornado warnings, boil water alerts, evacuation orders, missing people and local criminal activity. CodeRED is a free, automated voice messaging service that delivers the information right to your home, business or cellular phone. You must have a Coral Springs address to sign up but can register several different numbers, including an out-of-town contact person. Since the program began, more than 42,000 residents and 6,200 businesses have signed up. The system dials each number in its database three times and leaves a message should no one pick up. All information is stored on a secure database that is filtered directly to the Coral Springs Police Department, which is responsible for administering CodeRED. CoralSprings.org/codered Did you know? According to City’s Ordinance regarding debris removal in private gated communities, once a hurricane warning is activated, all private communities with entrance gates are required to keep them open until otherwise determined by the Chief of Police, to allow for access in the case of an emergency. In the event that your community loses power during a storm, leaving the gate open allows for the Coral Springs Fire and Police Departments to enter the community if needed. The collection of storm debris by the City’s disaster recovery contractor in private communities is dependent upon approved funding by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which has not always been the case in the past. Community association managers should make provisions with their landscaping contractors in the event federal assistance is not granted to the City.

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Police host prescription drug collection As part of the Prescription Take Back Program, the City is working to target and deter the use of illicit prescription drugs. The Coral Springs Police Department is encouraging residents to bring any unused, unwanted or expired prescription medication to the following drop off events:  – Saturday, September 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, 10635 W. Atlantic Blvd., located just east of Coral Springs Drive. – Wednesday, October 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Coral Springs Gymnasium during the Senior Health Fair (see article page 11). “This program is a safe and legal way for people to dispose of their unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications,” Community Involvement Coordinator Cindy Heafy said. “We also want to discourage the improper use of prescription medications and to help keep them out of the wrong hands.” Residents are also asked to not dispose of any prescription drugs by putting them down the sink or toilet because it will contaminate the water supply. CoralSprings.org/events

Shred paperwork for free at City Hall Avoid becoming a victim of identity theft and bring any personal documents to the City’s Shredathon, where they will be shredded for free on site. The City’s next Shredathon event is scheduled for Saturday, September 22 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the back parking lot of City Hall. Please note that there is a limit of three boxes per person. Each additional box of paperwork will be accepted for a $5 donation toward the Special Olympics. Please refrain from bringing paperwork in plastic bags. Once the truck is full, no other paperwork will be accepted. CoralSprings.org/events

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Closed-caption display available for Commission Meetings Closed-captioning is now available on City Commission meetings. The displays help communicate proceedings to deaf and hard-of-hearing members of the audience, and serves as a useful tool for people who are learning to speak English. “This is just another step forward in our ongoing efforts to open clear channels of communications with our residents,”

Commissioner Vince Boccard said. Advanced Cable users must turn on the “Closed Caption” option to view it. AT&T U-verse will display the captions automatically. Instructions on how to activate this service are available online.

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50th Anniversary: Share your Coral Springs story As the City gears up for a year-long celebration for its 50th Anniversary, officials want to hear from you. If you would like to share a story or photo about life in Coral Springs, visit CoralSprings50.org. You will also be able to share your story at you Slice of the Springs meeting (see page 10). Stories and photos may be featured in various media throughout the 50th Anniversary, including Coral Springs magazine, commemorative videos, and on the 50th web site. The site also features the City’s history, a list of signature events and volunteer opportunities. The 50th Anniversary Committee and volunteers are planning events for the entire community to enjoy. The celebration begins at the Holiday Parade on December 12 and continues through 2013. Residents can also volunteer their time or talent, donate an historical item, or suggest an event idea online. The City hopes everyone will join in celebrating this milestone! CoralSprings50.org

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Sartory Senior Center Imagine standing in Mullins Park in the 1970s and being able to see deer, snakes – and our current City Hall building. There was nothing to block the view. The City’s development plan included retention of open spaces starting with the first community park. The park was named after first elected mayor Lewie Mullins, who died while in office in 1969. The first public pool was built there as well as a much-needed center for informal activities. City Commission meetings, service groups and church services were held at the Administration Building, the Westinghouse Home Center on University Drive just west of Sample Road, or in people’s homes. But there was a no place dedicated for social gatherings, so important in a small town with few amenities. Coral Ridge Properties built the City Community Building in Mullins Park in 1972 for that purpose. Fundraisers were held to purchase facility equipment. Steak dinners were grilled to order every Mother’s Day. Policemen’s galas took place there and the Volunteer Fire Department held events to raise money for apparatus. The Covered Bridge Squares gave lessons before Friday night square dances, which were all the rage. Long-term resident Laurie Heafy remembers the

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popularity of chaperoned teen dances there after Saturday sports events in the park. Fans and players would party after the games. Eventually, the City Community Center was designated a senior center by day and a teen center by night. As more teen venues were built, the use matured to enrichment opportunities for seniors. It was renamed Sartory Hall in 1991 after Jack Sartory, an early member of the Coral Springs Planning and Zoning Board, activist and volunteer. Now called Sartory Senior Center, the name is a fitting tribute to a generation that helped develop Coral Springs. For more information about Coral Springs history, visit CoralSprings.org/history or call 954-752-7535.

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The 50th Anniversary, or Semi-Centennial as it is called, will have nothing “semi” about it. It’s a full year of events and activities designed to honor the past, highlight the accomplishments of today and look forward to an even brighter tomorrow. The City will be offering sponsorship opportunities for local businesses at all levels to encourage their involvement and to help make the 50th Anniversary an inclusive event that fosters community spirit. Sponsors of the 50th Anniversary will enjoy unprecedented branding and marketing opportunities through exposure in traditional and new media, at signature events and on anniversary memorabilia. The Anniversary Year kicks off with the 2012 Holiday Parade and continues in high gear through tie-ins with Coral Springs’ major seasonal festivals and signature anniversary events, including several activities planned around the 50th Anniversary on July 10, 2013. The celebration will conclude with the Holiday Parade in December 2013. Packages can be customized and are designed to benefit businesses of all types. Restaurants and retailers, in addition to corporate sponsorships, will be an important facet of the anniversary and are encouraged to contact the City to learn more about getting involved in the celebration. Sponsorship packages may be viewed on the 50th Anniversary web site or you may request one via mail by calling 954-344-1162.

City offers amnesty period for Business Tax Receipts Coral Springs is once again offering a Business Tax Receipt Amnesty program to encourage businesses that have not received their Business Tax Receipt to apply with the City. This program allows first-time businesses or independent contractors who have been doing business in Coral Springs prior to October 1, 2011 the opportunity to apply with the City without a penalty. This amnesty period is in effect through December 31, 2012 and applies to the tax year beginning October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012. Any and all arrearages (assessment of back taxes plus penalties for up to a two year period) will be waived for qualifying applicants. The applicant must pay for the current year and next year’s Business Tax Receipt in order to be eligible for the program. This amnesty period is established for all classifications that are listed in Section 1026 of the City of Coral Springs Land Development Code (Local Business Tax Receipt and Regulations). This section is available on the City’s web site under Code Enforcement. Employees receiving a W-2 statement from their Coral Springs employer are not required to obtain a business tax receipt.

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Your City at Work Pride Promoters Park newly renovated Coral Springs is known for its wonderful parks and recreational facilities. With the City’s 50th anniversary nearing, staff is working on improving the aesthetics at some of our neighborhood parks. Over the last few months, Pride Promoters Park was renovated to provide a more aesthetically pleasing, safer and user friendly park. More than $50,000 of Capital Funds were spent in park improvements and most of the labor was done internally by City staff. The park features new black vinyl fencing around the

playground and basketball courts, and new landscaping. In addition, the basketball court was resurfaced and new sidewalks were installed to make the park more accessible to neighbors. Pride Promoters Park is located at Riverside Dr. and N.W. 44th Court, just south of Wiles Rd. For more details on other upcoming projects throughout the City, visit our web site. CoralSprings.org/YourCityatWork

Meet City officials at annual neighborhood meetings Save the dates for the upcoming Slice of the Springs neighborhood meetings, where City staff come to your neighborhood to discuss relevant issues or concerns. This year, each Slice meeting will also help celebrate the City’s 50th Anniversary, coming up in 2013. Historical displays and an opportunity to share your Coral Springs story will enhance these important meetings. The meetings allow residents to interface directly with staff members from all sectors of the City, including police, fire, community development and code enforcement.

Southeast and Southwest Slices will meet on Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m. at Maplewood Elementary, located at 9850 Ramblewood Drive. The remaining slices for the center and north sections of the City will meet in 2013. Can’t make a meeting? No problem. Catch replays on CityTV, channel 25 on Advanced Cable Communication or channel 99 on AT&T’s U-Verse. You can also stream meetings later online from CoralSprings.org. CoralSprings.org/slice

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Shadow Wood community ranked 3rd by Neighborhoods USA Congratulations to the Shadow Wood community for receiving 3rd place for the Social Revitalization/ Neighborliness Single Neighborhood Category Award by Neighborhoods USA. Since the community formed the Shadow Wood Neighborhood Watch in 2005, the neighborhood has only had three burglaries, compared to seven before that. The group has been committed to making the community a safer place. In following the City’s Police Department’s new program, “Make a Call, Make a Difference,” Shadow Wood residents began reporting suspicious activity to police. As a result, officers were able to make residential burglary arrests. “I am hoping that my outstanding community of Shadow Wood resident Tamara Micensky, NUSA President Tige Watts, Shadow Wood will encourage other Coral Springs Coral Springs Police Officer Glenn Roberts, and Shadow Wood residents to have their own neighborhood events and resident Laura Juliano accepted the award from NUSA in May. for all residents to get involved by reporting suspihow they have come through to help each other out with cious activity to the police department with the “Make a Call such little effort.” and Make a Difference” program,” Shadow Wood resident Tamara Micensky said. “I am so proud of my neighbors and CoralSprings.org/neighborhoods 10 • Coral Springs • Summer 2012

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City hosts senior health fair The City is hosting a free Health Fair Extravaganza on Wednesday, October 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Coral Springs Gymnasium. The fair will feature a variety of health screenings and wellness advice. Participants include health care agencies, Hospice, senior housing services, and other providers offering senior care. As part of the City’s initiative to target and deter the use of illicit prescription drug use within our City, the Coral Springs Police Department will be accepting any unused, unwanted or expired prescription medication during the event. The Health Fair will also feature raffles, giveaways and refreshments. The event is open to all seniors, family members, residents or business owners who offer services to seniors. Any vendors or sponsors that would like to participate are encouraged to call. CoralSprings.org/events

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Free program allows seniors to share memories Coral Springs residents who are 55 years or older are invited to be part of a program titled Window to my World. Participants will discuss their past, present and future and put together a book that will become a keepsake for their children and grandchildren. “Often, our family members do not know details of our lives that they might enjoy knowing.  As a participant, you will share with the group those adventures, and will privately record them in the booklet provided. Those reflections can then be shared with family members some day for generations to come,” Commissioner Claudette Bruck said. Window to my World will take place at Sartory Senior Center on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. Class size is limited and it is free to Coral Springs residents. To register, please contact the Sartory Senior Center. 10150 Ben Geiger Dr. (N.W. 29 St.) 954-345-2203 Watch CityTV

Coral Springs’ seniors can enjoy cultural, educational and recreational events throughout the year. The City values the seniors in our community and individuals ages 55 and over are invited to participate in our programs. This Fall, enjoy a day at the races at the Caldar Race Track Live Racing on September 21. Cost is $8 for transportation. Seniors can also enjoy a picnic and wilderness boat tour at Jonathan Dickinson State Park on Wednesday, November 14. Cost is $30 for the boat tour, park entrance and transportation. Then, on December 17, do some shopping at the Miromar Outlets in Naples and enjoy some quality time at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. Cost is $42 for tour and transportation. If you’d like more information on upcoming trips, events and other news, grab a copy of the City’s new newsletter for seniors titled Forever Young. The newsletter will be available quarterly at the Sartory Senior Center, City Hall, City Hall in the Mall, with your paid membership to Senior Pride Transportation, and at St. Andrew Towers.  N

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Driver Safety Class available for seniors Even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. Seniors can now sign up for an AARP Driver Safety Class set for Saturday, September 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This driver safety course reviews the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate a vehicle more safely. Attendees will learn how to manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Participants must be seniors over the age of 55. Course costs $12 for AARP members or $14 for non-members. Participants who successfully complete the course will be provided with a certificate for their auto insurance agency. Most agencies will allow for a discount on auto insurance premiums for up to three years. Participants must register in advance. The class will be held at the Coral Springs Public Safety Building, 2801 Coral Springs Drive. CoralSprings.org/events

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Exciting new lineup at the Center for the Arts

Artist in Residence Jan Kolenda demonstrates her techniques while working on the Imagine Florida clay sculpture.

Museum unveils sculpture, hosts fall exhibits As part of the Coral Springs Museum of Art’s Artist in Residence program, Jan Kolenda produced an 11-foot-long, 5-foot-tall sculpture. Kolenda worked with 4,000 pounds of Imagine Florida clay for this project. The piece by Jan Kolenda will be dedicated on Saturday, September 15 at 10 a.m. on the Museum grounds. Devoting 10 to 12 hours a day almost every day for five months, Kolenda says she felt pure pleasure sculpting “Imagine Florida.” The art piece resembles a scroll with rolled edges and portrays a panoramic view of Broward County from the beach to the Everglades. Like most of her pieces, this one too was inspired by nature and her surroundings. Kolenda started working with the clay in early February, but began preparing a few months before that. She worked with art students from high schools in Coral Springs in hopes that they too will be inspired. “I had two to three months of preparation before that. One of the great things about the project is that I was working with art students from high schools in Coral Springs. This is the starting point for them to learn what it takes to become a visual artist.” “There is not another piece like it in South Florida,” Museum Executive Director Barbara O’Keefe said. “The piece tells a wonderful story. Jan has done such an exceptional job. She is a very creative artisan and truly loves nature.” Fall exhibits Through November 10, don’t miss the paintings of Rolande Reverdy Moorhead in War & Patriotism, the photography of Louis Jawitz, Ceramics: By Artists for Collectors

Your hometown theater is gearing up its 2012-2013 season with some great performances. On October 13, enjoy the Battle of the Boros when doo-wop artists from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan take the stage to sing classic oldies. On October 20, laugh out loud with Second City for President and with Daily Show Live on December 1. Enjoy the holidays with Sinatra Sings Santa on December 7, Holiday Illuminations on December 9, Nutcracker Ballet December 15 and 16 and the Cinderella Ballet December 27 and 28. Spend New Year’s Eve with beautiful song and dance during the Salute to Vienna performance inspired by Vienna’s world famous New Year’s Eve concert. The dancers and orchestra come to Coral Springs on December 31 at 8 p.m. The Strauss Symphony of America, along with a cadre of talented dancers and singers, perform everything from Viennese waltzes to operetta excerpts. CoralSpringsCenterfortheArts.com 2855 Coral Springs Drive

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Volunteers needed The Center for the Arts is looking for vibrant, enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy interacting with people. Volunteers will have the opportunity to provide service during many of the events featured at the venue. Anyone interested in volunteering should email Susan Foresta at sforesta@coralsprings.org or call 954-344-5999.

and selections of the Museum’s permanent collection. The Museum is also exhibiting art by the Coral Springs Artists Guild in The Kuhn Family Gallery. Rolande Reverdy Moorhead will be exhibiting large scale canvasses representing the turmoil of war from the soldiers and civilians sides, as well as the symbolism of war over the centuries. Moorhead’s exhibit also features poems about some of the paintings. Louis Jawitz, a veteran photographer, will be exhibiting a series of portraits. Taken during his travels around the world, the portraits of India give the viewer insight to other cultures and how they live and worship.  The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students. Wednesdays are free, and members and children under 12 are free daily.

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Most Coral Springs homeowners are familiar with the little white flies that have taken over their Ficus hedges. This pest, known as the Ficus White Fly, was first noticed in Coral Springs in 2009 and has since led to the widespread defoliation of untreated Ficus plants throughout the City. Tips for white fly treatment You should treat your Ficus regardless of whether it has symptoms or not. By the time defoliation has taken place, the fly has already been on your plants for three to six months. Spraying the plant with insecticide is less effective and more expensive than using a root drench. When insecticide is sprayed onto a plant, it is only effective for 2-3 weeks and would need to be applied monthly in order for it to be useful. This is not recommended for financial and environmental reasons. In addition to killing White Fly, you are also killing any beneficial insects that are eating White Fly. The root drench can be effective for up to a year and targets White Fly without killing beneficial insects. The introduction of beneficial White Fly predators such as Lady Bugs or Praying Mantis instead of or in addition to systemic chemical treatment is an option to be considered. Lady Bugs are available for purchase at some local nurseries. In order to maximize the effectiveness of this approach please follow the instruction on the packaging carefully. If you are thinking about replacing your Ficus hedges, think again. Even entirely defoliated Ficus hedges can recover if treated quickly and on an ongoing basis. A one-time treatment will not be sufficient to allow the plants to recover.

Rugose Spiraling White Fly: A New Threat Since January of 2012, the Rugose Spiraling White Fly (RSWF) has also been detected in Coral Springs. The RSWF has a much broader host plant range than the Ficus White Fly. So far, it has been found on Gumbo Rugose Spiraling Limbo, Brazilian Beauty Leaf, Coconut White Fly with leaf damage Palm, Christmas Palm, Cocoplum and other ornamental plants. The first signs of a RSWF infestation are white spirals on the underside of the plants leaves. Eventually this leads to an accumulation of a white, waxy substance spread throughout the plant. In the next stage of infestation, the insects’ excrement, which is sticky (referred to as honeydew), begins forming all over the plant and allows black sooty mold to develop. The sticky honeydew can drip to the ground below or cover anything under the tree such as cars, pool decks or patio furniture. The good news regarding RSWF, if there is any, is that the damage caused to the plants does not seem to be as devastating as the Ficus White Fly. In extreme cases, some defoliation can occur but the plants are able to recover on their own. Treatment for RSWF is essentially identical to the treatment described for Ficus White Fly. When dealing with an infested large tree it is nearly impossible to effectively spray the entire canopy. In these cases, a systemic pesticide is the only practical solution. When it comes to treating large trees, a root drench or injecting a systemic insecticide directly into the trunk of the tree is quicker and more effective, but it should only be done by an experienced professional. CoralSprings.org/environment

Taking care of newly planted trees Planting and maintaining new trees correctly provides healthy, beautiful trees whose benefits can be enjoyed by the community for many years. To stake or not to stake? Studies have shown that trees develop a stronger trunk and root system if they are not staked at the time of planting. Tree roots “sense” the gentle rocking back and forth caused by breezes and wind. As a result, they “learn” what the predominant wind directions are and adjust root and trunk growth accordingly. In South Florida, it is recommended to use a tree support system during hurricane season, but not outside of hurricane season. If staking is used, it is crucial that the ties attached to the tree be removed after 6 to 8 months at the latest. Failing to do so can lead to a poorly developed root system, and the

ties can actually girdle the trunk and lead to a tree prone to snapping at that location. Proper Mulching Mulch should be applied in a layer no thicker than 2 to 3 inches around a newly planted tree. If done properly, the mulch traps moisture, which is then released into the soil as it dries out. It also releases valuable nutrients into the soil as it decays. However, if the mulch layer is too thick it will not be as efficient at releasing water into the soil and can prevent the oxygen needed by young roots from reaching the soil. When applying mulch, remember to avoid covering the actual trunk of the tree. A mulch-free area, one to three inches wide at the base of the tree, is sufficient to prevent decay of the living bark at the base of the tree.

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Up to the challenge? Register now for Video Game Challenge Step up to the challenge and win big at the City’s annual Video Game Challenge on Saturday, October 6. Players must be Coral Springs residents ages eight to 18 in order to go head to head as they tackle the new John Madden 2013. The event, which is co-sponsored by Best Buy, will give players a chance to win prizes, including video games and a 42” TV. The challenge will be played on Xbox and Playstation. Players can sign up for $2 at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, located at 2501 Coral Springs Drive. Registration deadline is Thursday, September 20. The challenge starts at 11 a.m. at Best Buy, located at 650 N. University Drive. McDonalds will be offering specials during the event.

Best Buy supplies the prizes for the challenge, which last year included a Wii and video games.

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Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic basket to Betti Stradling Park and enjoy a free movie under the stars on Saturday, October 6 at 8 p.m. as the City is hosting a Movie in the Park featuring Mary Poppins. The film is rated G. Parking and admission are free. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Please refrain from bringing glass containers, alcohol or pets. CoralSprings.org/events

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Trick or treat at the City’s haunted house Bring out your little superheroes and princesses to this year’s family-friendly Halloween Haunted House. The haunted house will be at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Drive. Children will wander through a non-scary haunted house appropriate for their age level and then have a chance to play in bounce houses and slides. Trick-or-treaters will get their share of candy as they leave. The haunted house is scheduled for Friday, October 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 27 from 2 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per child, $2 per adult. CoralSprings.org/events

Fall Fun Guide now available Summer might be over but there are still lots of fun activities for your child to participate in this Fall. Pick up a copy of the 2012 Fall Fun Guide,
which lists a variety of after school and weekend activities available for children of all ages, as well as adults and seniors. Activities range from artistic to athletic, and new programs are always being 2012 Fall Fun added, including Futsal, Gu id e Football Instruction, FCAT training, and many more. The guide is available at City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road; the Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Drive; City Hall in the Mall, located within Coral Square Mall; the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex and Tennis Center of Coral Springs, 2575 Sportsplex Drive; and the Cypress Park Tennis Center, 1301 Coral Springs Drive. To view and download the Fall Fun Guide and view programs online, visit the City’s web site.

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Holiday Parade kicks off City’s 50th anniversary Save the date for this year’s Holiday Parade as it journeys along Sample Road on Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. The parade kicks off the City’s year-long celebration for its upcoming 50th anniversary. Each year, more than 60 entries march, dance or sing down Sample Road from Coral Springs Drive toward City
Hall as part of the popular event, seen by thousands of spectators. The parade will feature local bands, entertainment, floats and other entries pertaining to the theme. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Participant and sponsorship applications will be available online in late September. The Holiday Parade Committee is encouraging all participants to celebrate with us and to enter a decorated float that recognizes the past 50 years in Coral Springs. Awards will be given for both non-profit and business entries. Adult and high school volunteer parade marshals are always needed. Students will earn service hours for participation. To volunteer, call 954-346-4430. CoralSprings.org/holidayparade

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City celebrates International Day of Peace Join us at the kick-off event to celebrate peace and understanding at The International Day of Peace celebration on Friday, September 21 at 7:45 a.m. at the Peace Garden, adjacent to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts at 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Everyone is invited as City officials, students and local talent help us celebrate with music, art and the planting of Pinwheels for Peace. View the hand-crafted Peace Pole which was planted in the garden as a permanent symbol of our commitment to being an inclusive community. A light breakfast will follow. Later that evening, residents can enjoy a free musical concert featuring popular peace songs under the direction of Lou Piccinetti. The Peace in Music Concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Coral Springs Charter School Auditorium, located at 3205 N. University Drive. The event is free and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee and One Planet United, Inc. will be hosting the International Peace Weekend in a partnership effort. “We are so fortunate to live in a city that sees the importance of celebrating the International Day of Peace”, says Jack Bloomfield, Executive Director of One Planet United, Inc. “When many cities and towns across the country and around the world are not yet even aware of this important day for humanity, the City of Coral Springs continues year after year to help make it visible to our community.” CoralSprings.org/events

Experience Caribbean fun at annual Dinner Dance Celebrate an “Evening of Caribbean Fun” without ever having to leave Coral Springs. This year’s popular International Dinner Dance, sponsored by the City’s MultiCultural Committee, will highlight the cultures of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, both of whom are celebrating 50 years of Independence. Guests will enjoy unique cuisine, riveting music and live entertainment - all with a focus on the Caribbean. This signature event is set for Saturday, September 29 at the Coral Springs Marriott at Heron Bay, 11775 Heron Bay Boulevard. It will begin at 7 p.m. with a cocktail hour. The event will feature an “Island Fantasy” experience, including breathtaking dancers, exquisite costumes, Calypso, Limbo, Reggae, Soco, Chutney and much more! Tickets are $50 each until September 22 or $60 thereafter. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, lavish buffet dinner and complimentary dinner wine. There will also be a silent auction with unique items of cultural interest. Ethnic dress is encouraged to lend even more of an international flair to this delightful occasion.

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Garage Sale is November 10 Stop by the City’s next Community Garage Sale on Saturday, November 10, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Mullins Park. Spaces for the garage sale are limited and cost $25 on or before October 14, $35 from October 15 through the 28, or $45 thereafter. Spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. An additional $30-per-space deposit is required and will be returned after the event if the space is clean. There will be no refunds if a vendor cancels their space after payment. Vendors can reserve a space for the garagesale at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, located at 2501 Coral Springs Drive. The Gymnasium is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Mullins Park is located between Sample Road and Royal Palm Boulevard, just east of Coral Springs Drive. CoralSprings.org/events

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Always visit CoralSprings.org/events for the latest updates and additions to this list of events happening in the coming months. Health Fair (see article page 11) Wednesday, October 17 • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. • 954-345-2203 Coral Springs Gymnasium • 2501 Coral Springs Drive AARP Driver Safety Class (see article page 11) Saturday, September 29 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register: 954-344-1833 Public Safety Building • 2801 Coral Springs Drive

Video Game Challenge (see article page 14) Saturday, October 6 • 11 a.m. • Register: 954-345-2204 Best Buy • 650 N. University Dr.

Prescription Drug Collections (see article page 7) Saturday, September 15 and Wednesday, October 17 954-344-1833

Movie in the Park (see article page 14) Saturday, October 6 • 8 p.m. • Free Betti Stradling Park • 10301 Wiles Rd.

Shredathon (see article page 7) Saturday, September 22 • 9 to 11:30 a.m. • Free, up to 3 boxes City Hall • 9551 W. Sample Rd. • 954-344-1833

Garage Sale (see article page 16) Saturday, November 10 • 8 to 11 a.m. Mullins Park • 10000 Ben Geiger Dr.

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Sports • Specialty Needs • Teens • Art & Science Cheerleading & Dance • Music & Theater Tennis & Aquatics • Swimming Lessons Diving Camp & Lessons • Adults & Seniors

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Coral Springs Aquatic Complex 12441 Royal Palm Blvd. • 954-345-2121 Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

to download the Fall Fun Guide, recreation information, activity flyers and more. Or visit one of these facilities to pick up a copy!

Coral Springs Gymnasium 2501 Coral Springs Drive 954-345-2200 Everyday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Tennis Center of Coral Springs 2575 Sportsplex Drive • 954-344-1840 Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Coral Springs Center for the Arts • 2855 Coral Springs Drive Saveology.com Iceplex • 3299 Sportsplex Drive Sawgrass Nature Center • 3000 Sportsplex Drive


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