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SUMMER 2014

UNDER THE SUN THE MAGAZINE FOR THE CITY WITH EVERYTHING

November Election includes Bond Referendum Municipal Complex Recycling Rewards Fourth of July Celebration

Look inside for a special recreation section!


Your Coral Springs City Commission and Charter Officers

John J. Hearn

Dan Daley

Larry Vignola

Vincent M. Boccard

Claudette Bruck

Tom Powers

Erdal Dönmez

City Attorney

Commissioner

Vice Mayor

Mayor

Commissioner

Commissioner

City Manager

Coral Springs ranked as Best Place to Live in Florida Movoto Real Estate, a real estate research blog, published a ranking of the 10 Best Places to Live in Florida and Coral Springs came in first place. Movoto started with Florida’s largest cities in terms of population, then ranked them on seven unique criteria. According to Movoto, Coral Springs came out on top because it has lots of amenities, excellent quality of life, low crime, low taxes, low unemployment, shorter than average commute times, and excellent weather. “We are proud to be recognized as the best place to live in Florida as it confirms what we’ve known all these years – that Coral Springs does indeed have everything under the sun,” Mayor Vince Boccard 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 quality 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 continuously work to meet the needs of our residents and business owners, and to provide the best service that we can,” City Manager Erdal Dönmez said. To see the full article, visit Movoto’s web site. Movoto.com/blog

Prepare to vote in November 4 election On Tuesday, November 4, registered voters in the City of Coral Springs will have the opportunity to vote for four members of the five-member City Commission. Voters will be asked to express their preference for Seat 1(Mayor/ Commissioner) and City Commission Seats 2, 4 and 5. All City Commissioners are elected on an at-large basis. As provided in the City Charter, the Mayor’s (Seat 1) term of service is two years, while the remaining City Commissioners (Seats 2, 3, 4 and 5) have a four-year term of service. The Mayor and City Commissioners may serve a maximum of eight continuous years of service on the City Commission. Under the Sun • Summer 2014

Municipal elections in the State of Florida are non-partisan by law. Candidates for City Commission are prohibited from campaigning as a member of any political party, publicly representing or advertising themselves as a member of any political party, or accepting contributions from any political parties. Visit CoralSprings.org/voting for more information about the City of Coral Springs Election and Bond Referendum (see article page 2), or call the City Clerk’s Office at 954-344-1065. For more information about voting procedures and voter registration, contact the Supervisor of Elections Office. browardsoe.org

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THE MAGAZINE FOR THE CITY WITH EVERYTHING

SUMMER 2014

HIGHLIGHTS General Obligation Bond on November 4 ballot................................ Page 2 Municipal Complex conceptual design approved............................. Page 3 HOT TOPICS Police Department fights underage drinking......................................... Page 4 Family Success Center offers assistance........................................................ Page 4 Annual 5K planned in honor of September 11th............................... Page 5 Get connected to the City through social media................................ Page 5 City hosts its first ‘Little Free Library’................................................................Page 5 Waste Pro launches pilot recycling rewards program.................. Page 6 New entrance way unveiled......................................................................................... Page 6 CULTURAL ENERGY Museum features playful mediums this summer............................... Page 7 Broadway Camp comes to Coral Springs...................................................... Page 7 FUN UNDER THE SUN Celebrate Independence Day at Mullins Park......................................... Page 8 Community Garage Sale set for September 20.................................... Page 8 Video Game Challenge planned for October.......................................... Page 8 The ‘Moving Wall’ coming to Coral Springs Fall 2015.................... Page 9

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Under the Sun is produced by the City of Coral Springs Communications and Marketing Department. editor@coralsprings.org • 954-344-1197 Director of Budget, Strategy, and Communication Robert Goehrig Communications and Marketing Manager Liz Kolodney Creative Services Coordinator Christine Parkinson Jahrsdoerfer Writer/Media Relations Coordinator Maria Fuentes-Archilla Photography Maria Fuentes-Archilla • Cristina Fairhurst Eli Goins • Howard Lewis • Joe Lonsway Christine Parkinson Jahrsdoerfer Julian Restrepo • Paula Rubiano Cover Photograph by Julian Restrepo

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THE MAGAZINE FOR THE CITY WITH EVERYTHING

November Election includes Bond Referendum Municipal Complex Recycling Rewards Fourth of July Celebration

Tennis Center regulars Cheri and Carrie enjoy some tennis fun in the sun.

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General Obligation Bond on November 4 ballot to address public safety On November 4, Coral Springs residents will go to the polls not only to select a Mayor and three City Commissioners, but also to vote on a special bond referendum asking Coral Springs residents to Fire Station 95 approve $12.45 million in General Obligation Bonds to address the needs of our 911 dispatch communications system, replace Fire Stations 43 and 95, renovate the Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence storage facility, and build a Fire Station 43 new Safety Town Building. The existing Communications system is past the end of its useful life and the manufacturer is no longer making some of the parts. The upgraded system will provide enhanced inbuilding coverage and improved first responder safety. “The new system incorporates the new technology standard of the public safety industry,” Police Chief Tony Pustizzi said. “Additionally, the new system allows for us to work more closely with County public safety partners and locate responders in the event of an emergency through the use of GPS.” The proposed bonds also provide funds for reconstructing Fire Stations 43 and 95. Though they have been reconfigured over the years to suit the growing needs of today’s fire service, both of these stations are functionally obsolete. For example, sleeping quarters are currently located sporadically throughout the building and are inade-

Register to vote by October 6

Make sure your Voter Registration is current and that you are registered to vote! October 6 is the last day to register to vote in the November 4 Election. Mail-in voter registration forms are available at City Hall, City Hall in the Mall and the Northwest Regional Library. You may also register to vote at the same time you are applying for or renewing a Florida Driver License or a Broward County Public Library Card. For more information, visit browardsoe.org.

quate, while new station standards recommend that sleeping quarters have proper access to the bays to help reduce response times. Additionally, the fire trucks used today are larger than those used when these stations were built. “These stations were initially built for a different type of fire service than what is being provided today. They were not designed with sleeping quarters, large enough bays – Station 43 particularly – and working spaces needed by today’s fire department,” Fire Chief Frank Babinec said. The Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) Unit processes crime scenes, including the documentation and collection of evidence. The Unit houses evidence and conducts in-depth forensic examination of evidence at the Public Safety Building. The building was originally constructed in 2001 and since then, they have exhausted the available office and storage space. The original space also cannot accommodate the new technology now available. “The expansion would provide space for new equipment needed to keep pace with technological advancements,” Police Chief Pustizzi said.

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Lastly, if voters approve the General Obligation Bond, funds would be used to build a permanent Safety Town Building. The program has been taught from a trailer at Kiwanis Park for the past 20 years and is used for meetings seven days a week. The new building will include the necessary features for a building that houses young children, as well as a meeting space that can be divided into smaller rooms for the many community organizations that meet there. “These bonds would address the safety of our children, community and first responders,” Mayor Vince Boccard said. “Average homeowners will see less than a $20 increase in their tax bill in order to address these important needs.” CoralSprings.org/voting

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community to be able to use. In addition, the Commission is hopeful that this project will serve as a catalyst for economic development. “We are trying to build a timeless, architectural space and overall, the concept is phenomenal. This will be a public space for current and future residents to enjoy for generations to come,” Mayor Vince Boccard said. The Commission unanimously approved the conceptual design and authorized staff to proceed with the design and construction phase. For more information or to view the presentation, visit our web site. CoralSprings.org/downtown

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Building, Community Development have moved to The Walk Just a friendly reminder that the Community Development and Building Divisions have moved their office from City Hall South to The Walk at University. To file or pick up a permit, research microfilm records, or get a paint color approved, etc., stop by their new office located at 2730 University Drive (2nd floor, south of the fountain, enter behind BurgerFi). If you have any questions, please call the Building Division Call Center at 954-344-1025 or Community Development at 954-344-1060.

The City of Coral Springs Utility Division, Royal Utilities, Coral Springs Improvement District and the North Springs Improvement District will temporarily be changing its method of chlorinating its water to comply with the requirements of the Department of Environmental Protection. Water main flushing will begin on July 18 through 31 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. As a result, within the two-week period, you may notice a chlorine taste or odor in the tap water. Be advised that temporary discoloration of the water and a reduction in pressure may also occur during this period of flushing. These temporary conditions are not harmful to your health. The flushing program minimizes the build-up of mineral and other sediments, that over time can affect water quality and water flows through the pipes. It also allows the Water Department to verify the fire hydrants are working properly and available for fire protection. If you have tropical fish or aquatic animals, please contact your local pet store for advice. If you have any questions, call C.S.I.D. at 954-752-1797 and N.S.I.D. at 954-753-0380, Royal Utilities at 954-344-9106 or the Coral Springs Utility Division at 954-345-2160.

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At a June Commission Workshop, architect Young Song and her team from Song and Associates presented their concept for the City’s future Municipal Complex. The presentation to the City Commission featured a conceptual design and site plan. Their preliminary design was a result of input from a community meeting held on March 1 and numerous meetings with City departments to determine staffing needs. “We really listened to you and the community to create what you need for the future of Coral Springs,” Song said. Taking existing and future staffing needs into consideration, City Hall is expected to be approximately 65,000 square feet in size. “I think this is a conservative plan but still meeting the needs of the community,” Vice Mayor Larry Vignola said. The Commission expressed the desire to include green initiatives in the Complex, as well as public space for the

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Family Success Center offers assistance to those in need

Police Department fights underage drinking There are many who still believe that selling alcohol to a minor is a victimless crime. Even worse, there are those who think underage drinking is a rite of passage. The Coral Springs Police Department takes underage drinking very seriously and are actively pursuing retailers who sell alcohol to minors. As part of the Alcohol Abatement Retail Compliance Checks, the Police Department is conducting quarterly checks throughout the community. “What if teens who bought alcohol got behind the wheel of a car and killed their passengers, your child or your mother? It would be tragic. I know these checks are making a difference,” Officer Jason Mulvey said. Two Coral Springs teens, Marisa Catronio and Kaitlyn Ferrante, are a constant reminder that this tragedy could have been prevented. Teams of officers and teens, who work as confidential informants, assist in identifying businesses that violate the Florida Statute. Store clerks who sell alcohol to minors are required to appear in court and a fine may be issued. Businesses who habitually sell to minors can lose their license to sell alcohol. “Our efforts have certainly made a difference. When the operations first got underway, we had numerous incidents where clerks sold to our teen informants. Now, with each check, we have less and less instances of sales of alcohol to minors,” Police Chief Tony Pustizzi said.

Are you having financial problems and need a little help getting back on your feet? The Northwest Coral Springs Family Success Center can help. Since 2005, the center has been helping individuals and families achieve economic and social stability. “We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service in a family-friendly atmosphere,” Regional Manager Angie Washington said. “All our services are provided in a way that respects, encourages, and empowers the customer.” If you are a highly motivated individual looking to enhance your skills and reinvent yourself through education, the Center is able to help by offering case management. Simply call the Center to schedule an appointment for a free assessment. Thanks to collaborative partnerships with other Broward County Human Services Department divisions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, this center provides a variety of services, including emergency rent, mortgage and utility assistance to anyone who experienced a loss or interruption in income through no fault of their own within the past 90 days. The Center also offers bus passes and food gift cards. Services are also available in Spanish and Creole. The Family Success Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Prepare your household for hurricane season While Coral Springs hasn’t had any serious hurricanes or tropical storms since 2005, it is important to have a family plan and supplies on hand. City staff works year-round to ensure that all departments are prepared in the event of a storm. City media provides 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, channel 25 on Advanced Cable (725 for HD) or channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse, will also broadcast emergency information. After a storm hits, City staff will evaluate any damage and keep residents informed also through social media, including Facebook and Twitter. Visit the web sites below for more information. CoralSprings.org/hurricane Broward.org/hurricane

10077 Ben Geiger Drive (N.W. 29th Street) 954-357-5000

Drowning: A preventable tragedy

The number one cause of death for children one to four years of age in Broward County is drowning. For every child that drowns, four more nearly drown – often with life altering injuries. It takes just moments and is most often silent. If you lose sight of your child even for a moment, check the pool immediately. Whether you are a parent, grandparent or caregiver, never leave children unsupervised near any body of water – not even for a moment. Install a pool fence and alarms on every door leading to water and do not rely on flotation devices to protect your children in the pool. Teach your children water safety skills and learn CPR. The City offers “learn to swim” classes at its three pools year-round.

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Annual 5K planned in honor of September 11th Each year, the City remembers the victims and honors the heroes of September 11, 2001. On Saturday, September 6 at 6:30 a.m., the City is hosting its annual “September 11th 5K Remembrance.” This year, the route will begin at the Northwest Regional Library and head northbound on University Drive. Runners will continue on University Drive and loop back at 48th Manor heading south on University Drive, finishing at the 9/11 Memorial. Please note that no bikes, skates or pets are permitted. Participants may pre-register on Active.com. Cost is $25 for adults and $20 for participants 18 and under. Race day registration will begin at 5 a.m. and the cost will go up $5. Photo ID is required and only cash will be accepted on race day. All proceeds go toward future September 11th Memorial services, future 5Ks and for the maintenance of the Memorial site. On Thursday, September 11 at 6 p.m., the City will honor the victims by laying a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial located outside Northwest Regional Library, followed by a tribute service inside the Library in the Community Room. Anyone interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Gina Orlando at gorlando@coralsprings.org or call 954-344-1147. If you are interested in volunteering, go onto Active.com to register. Race listing number is 2129816. In the event of inclement weather, the City will determine if the event will be canceled. CoralSprings.org/events

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In a world where most people get their news via social media, cities have joined the movement to reach its current and potential residents. Coral Springs joined Facebook in 2009 and since then has seen a steady growth in followers. Coral Springs also has a Twitter account and later created an Instagram account to share some behind the scenes of what’s going on around town. “Social media is one more way we can serve the community by getting the message out,” Commissioner Dan Daley said. “The current social media options have opened doors for us in terms of reaching residents we had a hard time previously reaching.” The City of Coral Springs was one of the first to launch a Facebook page in 2009 after asking for input from the State Attorney. The page offers easy access to information with realtime updates, press releases, upcoming events, photos, and general information about the City. If you’d like to be in the know with everything that’s happening in Coral Springs, make sure to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter. To keep residents up to date on all the latest information, the City also has CityTV, channel 25 on Advanced Cable and Channel 99 on U-Verse. All the City’s videos are also available online at CoralSprings.org. To view our many social media outlets, visit our website. CoralSprings.org/socialmedia

City hosts its first ‘Little Free Library’ In the heart of Coral Springs, at Mullins Park behind Volunteer Services, there is a wooden box that looks like a birdhouse. It is filled with donated books that are available for anyone to borrow. The Little Free Library program was founded in 2009 to promote literacy and the concept has been catching fire across the country. These boxes are designed to work as a free book exchange. Anyone can take a book, and in return simply leave another book in its place or return it shortly thereafter. This is the first unit and more will be placed around the City. The next one will be located at City Hall. If you’d like to donate a book that is in good condition, especially children’s books, feel free to drop them off at any Little Free Library. For information on the program and additional locations, visit the program’s web site.

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Waste Pro launches pilot recycling rewards program Coral Springs residents can now earn rewards by recycling. Waste Pro is offering a new recycling rewards pilot program where each household has the opportunity to save money on purchases from local businesses. For single family households, each blue recycling cart contains a Radio Frequency Identification Code chip that provides information about residents’ recycling participation. This program is designed to increase recycling and residents’ privacy is protected. Every time residents recycle, they will receive reward points so that they can print coupons for savings at Coral Springs businesses. Residents are automatically entered into this recycling program. All residents need to do is activate

their free account online at WasteProRewards.com to access coupon rewards. For residents who live in multi-family homes, simply visit WasteProRewards.com and create a free account. On the days you recycle, log on and click on “I Recycled Today” under “My Credits” to earn discounts. If residents don’t have internet access, public access is available at the Northwest Regional Library at 3151 N. University Drive. This pilot program will run through September 30. Local businesses interested in offering discounts are encouraged to contact 888-234-8211. To find out what items can be recycled, visit CoralSprings.org/WastePro.

Reminders about bulk and vegetative waste Coral Springs residents can YARD WASTE BULK TRASH set out bulk and yard waste on their first pickup of the week. Bulk and yard waste items include household goods such as couches, chairs, mattresses, tables, appliances (white goods), carpet and padding, etc. It also includes unbundled yard waste, such as tree trimmings, branches, palm fronds, tree branches and brush. Separate trucks collect the materials and are sent to recycling facilities that recover over 70% of the materials. Each week, the amount of bulk and vegetation is limited to 6 cubic yards (the size of three refrigerators placed side by side). If piles are too large, Waste Pro will notify you and provide a quote to remove the excess at a charge of $15 per cubic yard. Residents may opt to keep the additional trash and set it out on the next bulk collection day for no additional charge. Residents can also dispose materials at the

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City’s Waste Transfer Station at the west end of Wiles Road on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

Some helpful, important guidelines are: • Place all items for collection within five feet of the street by 7 a.m. on the scheduled pick-up day to ensure pick-up. • Separate bulk items from yard waste. • Bulk items must be placed curbside in a neat and orderly manner and clear of mailboxes, utility poles, fences, etc. • Vegetative yard trash may be set out to the curb in biodegradable bags, plastic bags or rigid containers. Vegetative yard trash may also be tied bundled or stacked in piles at curbside. There is no size limit on length, weight or diameter of a single piece of vegetative yard trash. If you experience a missed pickup on your collection day, or have questions, call Waste Pro at 954-282-6800.

New entrance way unveiled A new entryway sign at the east entrance of Coral Springs on Royal Palm Boulevard was unveiled in June. The project consists of a new wall sign with decorative columns that displays the City’s new branding, a 6’ meandering sidewalk to Riverside Drive, enhanced and matured landscaping, pedestrian lighting, new curbs and gutters, along with resurfacing the roadway and pavers. The entryway at Royal Palm Boulevard is the first of several that the City has identified for improvement. The next project that will be taken up is the entryway at Atlantic Boulevard. The City also plans to update the signage at the entryways

on University Drive and Sample Road to match. “Royal Palm Boulevard is a city-owned street and we’re delighted to have added this beautiful new entryway that provides such a positive and immediate impact as you enter Coral Springs,” Development Services Director Susan Hess Krisman said.

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This summer, the Coral Springs Museum of Art is sure to delight the child in all of us. Pablo Cano is back again, this time featuring Marionettes to Cake Boxes. His whimsical cake box drawings and mixed media puppets will be on exhibit until August 23. Stewart Nachmias’ Pulp Icons: Cast Paper and Prints reflect aspects of the artist’s life. His bold, graphic images evoke excitement, humor and a sense of personal narrative. Fearless with Color, an exhibition of acrylic paintings by artist Beverly Myers, is also on display in The Kuhn Family Gallery. Myers is a superb colorist, who uses brilliant tints and confident brushstrokes in her work.

morning and/or afternoon sessions are taught by professional artists and include all supplies. Registrations are ongoing, but register early as space in each session is limited. The Museum is offering new subjects this summer, including Photoshop, Greenfoot and Digital Photography, Chalk Murals and much more. Call 954-340-5000 or visit CoralSpringsMuseum.org for camp fees, registration forms and additional camp information.

Family Funday Bring your kids to the Museum the second Saturday of the month at 3 p.m. to participate Marionette by Pablo D. Cano in Family Funday. Each month a different art project will be created. This is a great activity for kids ages Digital Arts Salons 3 and up. On July 12, children will Celebrate the USA and The Museum is now offering a new program, Digital Arts create Shrinky Dink Art on August 9. Salons. Meet industry leaders and learn about the new technology and innovative ideas that create amazing digital Masterpiece Event: Butcher & Blues art. Participants must register in advance by calling 954You are invited to the Masterpiece Event: Butcher & Blues 340-5000 or by emailing museuminfo@coralsprings.org. on Thursday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. Florida nature phoUpcoming salons this summer include: tographer Clyde Butcher is the honored celebrity guest for • Nathan Selikoff: July 12 at 3 p.m. the Museum’s annual fund-raiser. Retired pro football players, Selikoff was one of a small group of developers to launch Darryl Williams and Darrell Fullington, will attend the event apps for the new Leap Motion Controller, a futuristic 3D as celebrity guests. This evening of great food and beverages, motion control technology for computing. His experilively auctions, entertainment will benefit the Museum’s art mental art app, Beautiful Chaos, allows users to explore programs for children and families. For more information, the curves and ripples of mathematical equations visit the Museum web site. brought to life in vivid color. CoralSpringsMuseum.org 954-340-5000 • Karolina Sobecka: September 13 at 3 p.m.   Sobecka works with animation, design, interactivity, 2855 Coral Springs Drive computer games and other media and formats. Her work often engages public space and explores the way we Museum Admission interact with the world we create. $6 Adults (18 & over), $5 Seniors, $3 Students (with ID) Detail of Countess Ukulele

Children (age 5 & under) and Members FREE First Wednesdays (of each month) are FREE to Public

Summer Art Classes Children and teens get creative at this summer at the Coral Springs Museum of Art’s Art Camp for Kids. This weekly camp for ages 6 to 16 runs through August 15. The 3-hour

Museum Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Closed Sunday & Major Holidays

Young stars shine at Broadway camp The Coral Springs Institute for the Performing Arts offers local youth a chance to express their creative sides at Next Stop Broadway camps throughout the summer. The camps offer participants real-life training and expertise. Participants learn much more than acting skills, including openness, confidence and self-esteem. Youth Camp for ages 6 to 13 (first through eighth grades) has hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature The Little Mermaid from June 30 to July 25 ($940) and Sleeping Beauty

from July 28 to August 15 ($705). Parents can reserve their child’s spot with a $99 deposit. Teen Summer Theatre begins June 30 and is for students in 9th grade or higher. The session runs for five weeks until August 1. The performance will be Young Frankenstein at the conclusion of the session. Cost is $1,000.

CoralSpringsCenterForTheArts.com 2855 Coral Springs Drive

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Community Garage Sale set for September 20

Celebrate Independence Day at Mullins Park The City’s Fourth of July celebration returns to Mullins Park, for an evening of dazzling fireworks and entertainment for the entire family. Residents are encouraged to come out and celebrate on Friday, July 4. Starting at 6 p.m., families are invited to come and enjoy games, bounce houses, food and entertainment. The fireworks display will begin promptly at 9 p.m. The event is free, but there will be fees for food, refreshments and kid’s craft activities. Parking will be available for $3 fee at the Coral Springs Gymnasium for early arrivers, and also at the main Mullins Park/ Center for the Arts parking lot. No pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park. Personal fireworks will be confiscated by Coral Springs Police. CoralSprings.org/events

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Mullins Park, 10000 Ben Geiger Dr. Reminders about fireworks Coral Springs Police remind residents that setting off illegal fireworks could result in criminal charges against the user. Any fireworks that explode, fly in the air or lift off the ground are illegal. Airborne fireworks run the risk of damaging property or causing serious injury to users. Please follow these tips to ensure safety: • Light sparklers only on non-flammable paved surfaces on your own property. • Do not wear loose clothing and keep hair pulled back. • Stand several feet away from lit sparklers. • If sparklers do not light, do not stand over them. • Always have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher nearby. • Supervise children at all times. 8 • Under the Sun • Summer 2014

Your trash could be someone else’s treasure. Sell your household items at the City’s next Community Garage Sale on Saturday, September 20, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Mullins Park. Registration cost is $25 until August 24, $35 per space from August 25 through September 7, 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. The additional deposit must be made by separate check. There will be no refunds for any fees if a vendor cancels their space after payment. Vendors can reserve spaces for the garage sale 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 at 10000 Ben Geiger Drive, between Sample Road and Royal Palm Boulevard, just east of Coral Springs Drive. CoralSprings.org/events

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Video Game Challenge planned for October Step up to the challenge and win big at the City’s annual Video Game Challenge on Saturday, October 11. Players must be Coral Springs residents ages eight to 18 in order to go head to head as they tackle the new John Madden 2015. The event, which is co-sponsored by Best Buy and McDonald’s, will give players a chance to win prizes. Players can sign up for $2 at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, located at 2501 Coral Springs Drive. Registration deadline is Thursday, September 19. The challenge will be held at Best Buy, located at 650 N. University Drive. CoralSprings.org/events

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‘The Moving Wall’ coming to Coral Springs in Fall 2015 The Wall will be on display at the Sportsplex from October 22-26, 2015. There will be ceremonies planned daily to commemorate the Vietnam veterans. Residents will have the opportunity leave mementos at the Wall. Items will be sent back to Washington D.C. to The Moving Wall Museum. The Veterans Coalition is sponsoring this initiative and there will be fundraisers throughout the year to raise the $5,000 needed to cover costs. Any additional funds raised will be donated to The Moving Wall and their organization to maintain The Wall. If you’d like to get involved or are interested in joining the Veterans Coalition, please e-mail vasquezw@bellsouth.net.

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In honor of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War, The Moving Wall will be coming to Coral Springs next Fall. The Wall is a half-size replica of the original memorial in Washington D.C., listing the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country. A Coral Springs resident for almost 25 years, Lou Cimaglia served in the Army Reserve for eight years. When he heard about The Moving Wall four years ago, he made it his goal to bring it to his City. The Moving Wall is a great reminder of the loss endured in the Vietnam War. The idea behind it is to bring about healing for veterans, their families and the community.

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Friday, July 4 6 to 9 p.m. Free Admission • $3 Parking Mullins Park 10000 Ben Geiger Dr. See article page 8

Saturday, September 6 September 11th 5K Remembrance: 6:30 a.m. Northwest Regional Library 3151 N. University Dr. See article page 5

Saturday, September 27 International Dinner Dance Celebrating Greece! Marriott at Heron Bay 11775 Heron Bay Blvd. • 7 p.m. Tickets $60 • 954-344-1063

Mega Green Market every Saturday • Downtown Coral Springs 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 9400 W. Sample Rd. • ShopGreenMarkets.com RAD Self Defense Class Starts Tuesday, August 5 or October 7 • 6 to 9 p.m. $25 refundable fee • Public Safety Building 2801 Coral Springs Dr. • 954-346-1227

Museum of Art: Butcher & Blues Thursday, September 11 • 6:30 p.m. See article page 7 International Day of Peace Ceremony Friday, September 19 • 7:45 a.m. Peace Garden • 2855 Coral Springs Dr.

Community Garage Sale September 20 • Mullins Park • 7:30 to 11 a.m. Register in advance • See article page 8 September 11th Memorial Ceremony Thursday, September 11 • NW Regional Library • 6 p.m. See article page 5 CityofCoralSprings

Video Game Challenge Saturday, October 11 • Best Buy • 650 N. University Dr. Register for $2 at Coral Springs Gymnasium by Sept. 19 See article page 8

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