Our City Coral Springs: April 2024

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Revolutionizing Primary Care

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Spring Blossoms to Summer Adventures

As April unfolds before us, we’re ushered into a season of vibrant trans formation and the warm embrace of spring in South Florida.

Spring in our region is unique—a herald of warmer days, where the sun casts its generous glow, encouraging growth and renewal not just in our gardens but within ourselves. It’s a season that invites us to shed the remnants of the past and look forward with optimism to what lies ahead.

Echoing the sentiments of poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” This season inspires us to dream big, set new goals, and embark on adventures that breathe fresh air into our lives. Spring in South Florida, with its early hints of summer heat, reminds us of the endless possibilities of longer days and sun-f illed skies.

In this spirit of rejuvenation and excitement, we are thrilled to present Our City’s Annual Summer Camp Guide in this month’s edition. Summer camps promise enriching experiences for children across our community. From arts and crafts to science explorations and sports, there’s a camp for every interest, ensuring that your child’s summer is both fun and fulfilling.

Let this April be a time of joyous anticipation and preparation for the summer adventures that lie ahead. Our curated camp guide is here to help you plan a summer that your children will remember for years to come.

As we enjoy the beauty and warmth of spring in South Florida, let’s embrace the opportunity for new beginnings. Whether it’s pursuing a new hobby, embarking on a home improvement project, or simply taking more time to enjoy the outdoors, let the renewal of the season inspire you.

May this spring astonish you with its beauty, warmth, and the promise of exciting summer days to come. Welcome to a season of bright beginnings and new adventures in Our City.

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April 2024 Calendar


Teen Political Forum

High school students are encouraged to participate in Teen Political Forum - an open mic style forum for students to raise questions and converse with state, county and local elected officials about issues that are important to them. 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Students can participate by sending questions by tweeting the account @TeenPolForum using #TeenPoliticalForum. For more info, contact Nicky Vasquez at 954-344-1005 or NVasquez@coralsprings.gov.


Tortuga Music Festival

Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach. 46 artists and bands will hit the stages over Tortuga’s three days. Headlines Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Morgan Wallen are sure to bring the house down. Passes and more info are available at www.TortugaMusicFestival.com.


Relay For Life

Relay For Life is the world's largest volunteer-based fundraising event. For more then 36 years, communities across the world have come together to honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change. At Relay For Life you'll find community members taking turns walking around a track lined with luminaria bags. You'll have the opportunity to cheer for local survivors (or participate as a survivor) in our first lap of the day. Caregivers of cancer patients (currently or previously diagnosed) will then be invited to join the Survivors. This month’s event will be hosted at the Coral Springs Sportsplex, 2800 Sportsplex Drive. Scan the QR code to register or learn more.


Parkland Farmers' Market

Visit the Parkland Farmers' Market for Parkland’s from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Join in the music, food, and fun as you sample the various treats and produce. Hosted at the Parkland Equestrian Center, 8350 Ranch Road. For more info scan the QR code or call 954-757-4107.


Keep Coral Springs Beautiful Clean-Up

The City of Coral Springs is hosting a Keep Coral Springs Beautiful Clean-Up Day. Those who are interested in volunteering must be 14 years old or older. Volunteer hours are available for students who complete the project. Lunch will be provided at Mullins Park after the cleanup. All volunteers are eligible to participate in raffle drawings. Clean up starts at 9:00 am. Scan the QR code to register.


Aden Perry Hero Run & Celebration

Join members of the community for a 5K run/walk followed by BBQ, a live TJ and Tribute Band with great food, drinks and more to celebrate the life of Aden Perry. Aden tragically lost his life attempting to save a fellow teen who had crashed his car into a lake. The 5K honors his memory and helps raise money to help students on their academic journeys through the Aden Perry Good Samaritan and Scholarship Fund. The race kicks off at 6:45 am at the home of the Florida Panthers, Amerant Bank Arena. To register or get more info, scan the QR code.

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Federal Income Tax Filing Deadline

Don’t forget to file your tax return (or request an extension). All United States taxpayers are required to file a return with the Internal Revenue Service that shows their income from last year. Did you know that the Federal income tax was first introduced in 1861 as a way to help pay for the Civil War? The original law was subsequently found to be unconstitutional and revoked. The Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reinstated the national income tax in 1913.


Earth Day

Join more than 1 Billion people around the world! Take action to make our planet better for generations to come. Gather with neighbors to remove trash from local wetlands, reduce your carbon footprint, support a worthy charity or join a “beach keepers” group. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and is now celebrated by people from every walk of life.

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Wishing a happy Passover holiday to all of our Jewish readers. Passover is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is celebrated for seven or eight days, depending on the Jewish tradition. The holiday is marked by a number of rituals and customs, the most well-known of which is the Seder. The Seder is a festive meal that takes place on the first night of Passover, during which the story of the Exodus is retold and special foods, such as matzo and bitter herbs, are eaten. The holiday is a time for family gatherings, reflection, and gratitude for freedom and deliverance.


Mayor's Chess Challenge

Join Broward County Mayors as they do battle with Chess players of all ages and skill levels. Families and students of all ages are invited to join Mayor Scott Brook along with elected officials and community leaders, for a game of chess. This is a free, open play event, so registration is not necessary/ Hosted at Mullins Hall, 10150 NW 29th Street from 10:00 am - Noon. For more info, call 954-345-2200.


“Every Child Matters” Golf Tournament

Tee up for a cause that counts! Join the "Every Child Matters" charity for an unforgettable day on the greens at our upcoming charity golf tournament. Every Child Matters is dedicated to providing crucial support to children in need. For the past decade, they have paired at-risk youth with mentors, impacting their lives. The golf tournament will take place at County Club of Coral Springs, with a 1:00 PM shotgun start. Whether you're a seasoned golfer or a novice, your participation directly impacts the lives of children by funding essential programs and services. Scan the QR code to register your team or contact everychildmatters@aol.com.



The City of Coral Springs will celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by hosting an EarthFest celebration. Activities include nature exhibits, community garden information, raffles including a rain barrel, and local vendors. This year, the city will offer all native plants. Planting Florida native and Florida friendly plants help support our very rich and diverse natural ecosystems. These plants preserve water because they easily adapt to our weather conditions. The plant giveaway is for Coral Springs residents only. Limited availability on a first-come, firstserved basis (1 per family). Please bring I.D. 9:00 am - Noon at the Sawgrass Nature Center, 3000 Sportsplex Drive. For more info, call 954-344-1117.

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Revolutionizing Primary Care: A Personalized Approach to Health

In an era where healthcare can often feel impersonal and inaccessible, Dr. Kamaljit Kaur, MD, is reshaping the landscape of primary care with her unique membership-based practice, KKaur MD. As a board-certified family medicine and lifestyle medicine physician, Dr. Kaur's mission is to provide personalized, transparent, and up-to-date primary care to her patients, all while bypassing the obstacles commonly associated with health insurance and large healthcare organizations. She brings a wealth of experience from her previous roles at two of South Florida's most prestigious healthcare institutions: Cleveland Clinic Florida and Baptist Health South Florida.

At KKaur MD, patients are not just names on a chart; they are individuals with unique health goals and concerns. Unlike traditional primary care physicians, Dr. Kaur works directly for her patients, ensuring that their best interests are always the top priority. With same or next-business-day

appointments and direct access via cell phone or email for urgent issues, Dr. Kaur offers a level of accessibility and responsiveness rarely found in today's healthcare landscape.

What sets KKaur MD apart is not just its personalized approach, but also its commitment to convenience and transparency. Located in a newly renovated, modern space in Coral Springs, patients can expect a welcoming environment where their comfort and care are paramount. Unlike crowded waiting rooms and long wait times common in traditional practices, patients at KKaur MD are seen promptly, with appointments typically lasting between 30 to 60 minutes to ensure ample time for discussion and thorough care.

Membership at KKaur MD includes comprehensive annual exams, extensive lab testing, urine analysis, and EKG assessments, all tailored to each patient's individual needs. Additionally, patients have the option to have their labs drawn in-office or at a facility of their choosing, providing flexibility and convenience. Soon, KKaur MD will also offer an in-house pharmacy, allowing patients to receive common medications on the spot, saving them time and hassle.

Perhaps most importantly, KKaur MD operates on a directpay model, eschewing traditional

insurance billing. This means no copays, deductibles, or surprise bills for patients. Dr. Kaur has chosen to limit her patient panel to just 300 individuals, allowing her to provide the focus, dedication, and time necessary to help each patient optimize their health.

Dr. Kaur's passion for primary care is evident in every aspect of KKaur MD, from the welcoming atmosphere to the personalized care plans tailored to each patient. Dr. Kaur invites readers to schedule a complimentary meet and greet to learn more about her practice and experience the difference firsthand. Revolutionize your approach to healthcare with KKaur MD, where personalized care meets convenience and transparency.

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The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Parkland, Coral Springs, Margate and Coconut Creek invites the communities to join the movement to honor and remember loved ones and fight back for lifesaving change on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at the Coral Springs Sportsplex.

This year, more than 1.9 million people will be diagnosed with cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Cancer continues to be the second most common cause of death among Americans, after heart disease.

Relay For Life is a community of survivors, caregivers, local citizens, volunteers and participants who believe that the future can be free from cancer and own the power to make that change. It continues to be the largest peer-to-peer fundraising event, with 2.5 million participants globally uniting to save lives from cancer.

“Relay For Life is more than just a walk. It is a volunteer-led movement that unites communities to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer and raise funds to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families,” said Event Lead and cancer survivor Chris Fletcher.

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

“Since Covid, our mission has become harder,” explains Chris, who fought Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2019. “But we'll rise to the challenge. During our Relay event on April 6th at the Coral Springs Sportsplex, we're planning on honoring the Survivors, Thrivers still in their fight, and the Caregivers who provide so much help, love, and hope for those fighting.”

“Our theme this year is ‘Relay Through the Decades’” said Entertainment Lead Megan Mila. “More than 40 teams and more than 500 participants will join together to raise funds and awareness in an effort to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer. Our goal is to host over 100 cancer survivors and their caregivers at the event. The opening ceremony will include a special Survivors Lap. Survivors, Thrivers and their Caregivers will also enjoy a complimentary dinner. After sunset, we light Luminaria bags to remember those we have lost, to celebrate cancer survivors, and to show those affected by cancer that they are not alone.”

Relay For Life of Parkland, Coral Springs,

Margate, Tamarac & Coconut Creek

April 6, 2024, 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Coral Springs Sportsplex

2800 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs FL


Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Tacoma, Washington, in 1985, Relay For Life unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost and take action for lifesaving change. Since 1985, Relay For Life has raised $6.8 billion to help save lives from cancer.

Dollars raised each year by Relay participants across the country help support the American Cancer Society’s mission in countless ways, including funding and conducting breakthrough research, providing education and advocating for the needs of cancer patients and their families, and providing essential services throughout their cancer journey.

“It’s never been easier to raise money for Relay For Life and help fund the future. Every dollar raised fuels the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission. The fight against cancer needs you now more than ever,” said Survivor Program Chair Amanda Fletcher.

To learn more about Relay For Life and form a team or register as an individual or cancer survivor, visit Relayforlife.org/parklandfl.

Relay For Life of Coral Springs, Tamarac

April 6, 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Coral Springs Sportsplex

Sign up as a participant or cancer survivor

Swing Fore A Cure Golf Tournament

May 4, 1:00pm – 6:00pm Country Club of Coral Springs

Sign up to play or become a sponsor

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The MLK Golf Classic was held last month at the Country Club of Coral Springs. The tournament is not just a day of golf but also serves a noble purpose by raising funds for the MLK Scholarship Fund. This fund supports high school seniors in Coral Springs by providing financial assistance for their tuition and other educational needs, regardless of ethnicity.

The event, organized by the Coral Springs Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee, featured a

day filled with fun, excitement, and goodwill. It promoted not only community engagement through sports but also emphasized education and support for Coral Spring's youth.

The MLK Golf Classic is a testament to the community's commitment to education and fostering opportunities for its youth, in line with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s teachings on community service and improving the lives of others.

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Residents of Parkland celebrated the 61st Parkland Day last month with a fantastic day of fun. The cherished annual event celebrated community spirit, unity, and the city's unique qualities. The day began with a parade followed by carnival games, fantastic food, and live music into the night.

Parkland Day is more than just a funfilled event; it's a reflection of the city's values and its dedication to creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for its residents. It fosters a sense of belonging and pride among the community members, reminding them of the beauty of living in Parkland and the importance of coming together to celebrate their city.

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The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is a vibrant celebration of arts and culture, that took place on March 16th and 17th. The event is shows how Coral Springs has become a cultural destination, attracting between 30,000 to 40,000 visitors from all over the South Florida area. The festival was held at The Walk of Coral Springs and featured a professional juried art and craft show with over 175 fine artisans and crafters, making it a significant event in the region.

This annual festival is not only about showcasing art but also includes a variety of performances across music, dance, theatre, and literary presentations on two stages, offering something for everyone from children to seniors, and catering to art lovers, music aficionados, theatre enthusiasts, and literary fans alike.

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Searching for the perfect solution to keep your child both entertained and physically active over the summer? Search no more—Summer Camp is here! Offering an array of programs, Summer Camp is a fantastic avenue for kids to mingle with their age group, explore new interests, and enhance their self-esteem. Plus, it gives parents the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind. This guide is your go-to resource for selecting the ideal camp for your youngster. Featuring extensive choices and professional advice, you can rest assured that your child will enjoy a fun-filled summer creating unforgettable experiences.

5678 Dance Camp



Dive into the rhythm and spirit this summer with Parkland’s Dance and Cheer Camp! This all-encompassing, day-long adventure invites campers to indulge in the joy of cheer and dance, ensuring they end their days fulfilled and brimming with anticipation for the next. With each morning, they are welcomed back to more delightful and engaging activities. Guided by our dedicated and skilled team at 5678 Dance Inc., every participant is guaranteed an unforgettable experience, where fun meets passion under the watchful eyes of our compassionate staff. Join us for a summer where every day is a celebration of movement and cheer!

AIM High (Achieve in Medicine)



Embark on a transformative journey into the world of healthcare with AIM-High, the ultimate immersion experience for high school students (rising sophomores to seniors) passionate about a future in medicine or any healthcare profession. This intensive program offers action-filled weeks where participants will engage directly with faculty members, practice clinical skills, and gain insights from current students and residents. AIM-High is not just a program; it's your early leap into a career in healthcare, providing a comprehensive, real-life glimpse of what your future could hold. Don’t miss this chance to get ahead and truly understand what it means to commit to the path of healing and care.

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Band Camp



During this summer camp program, students/campers will sing, act, play, and paint. Campers rehearse with the help of counselors and will be preparing a special private musical that will be performed for parents and families. Counselors teach campers how to sing using the right techniques & special tricks. Not only will the counselors teach the singing, but they will also teach them choreography and a personalized script to associate with songs that they will singing.

Camp Explorer



Camp Explorer offers a vibrant summer experience for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, designed to ignite curiosity and foster a love of learning. Each day, campers embark on exciting field trips to explore local attractions, immersing themselves in the beauty and diversity of their surroundings. The camp features a special sports week, alongside a variety of

engaging activities including cooking, art, and science projects.

With weekly themes like "It’s a Small World," "Space Explorers," and "Animal Kingdom," children are introduced to a world of wonder and discovery. Further enriching the experience, Camp Explorer integrates STEMfocused themes such as "Biorobotics," "Engineering a Metropolis," and "Coding and Gaming," offering campers a hands-on approach to learning and innovation.

Camp Live Oak



Camp Live Oak presents an enriching summer experience with its focus on environmental and marine science. Each week, campers delve into captivating environmental themes, embarking on a journey of discovery and learning. The camp's diverse schedule includes a wide array of activities, ensuring something new and exciting for every day of the week. From field trips that explore the natural beauty of the surroundings to on-site adventures that bring the thrill of discovery, and guest speakers who share their knowledge and passion, Camp Live Oak promises a comprehensive camp experience. Additionally, the camp is thrilled to incorporate the Science of the Sea program at Birch State Park, enhancing its marine science curriculum.

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Our experiential learning approach transforms traditional lessons into real-world adventures, empowering students to explore, innovate, and truly understand the subjects that ignite their passion.

Study Abroad Programs

Interactive Workshops

Internships & Fellowships

Immersive Experiences

Peer Teaching & Mentoring

Community Service Opportunities

Hands-On Projects

Collaborative Problem-Solving

Call 954-262-4506, email uschooladmissions@nova.edu, or scan the QR code to learn more about the culture of innovation at NSU University School.

Kamp Kool



Kamp Kool is the perfect summer destination for children in first through eighth grade, designed to ignite their creativity, satisfy their curiosity, and foster meaningful friendships. With a dynamic lineup of activities ranging from arts and crafts to engaging science experiments, each day at Kamp Kool is an adventure waiting to happen. The camp sessions last for five weeks, allowing campers to fully engage with and enjoy the diverse offerings. For those who find themselves never wanting the experience to end, Kamp Kool happily provides an optional week extension, guaranteeing that the spirit of summer adventure thrives all summer long.

Florida Children’s Theatre



Florida Children’s Theatre serves as an educational center for theatre arts serving children and families across South Florida. The oldest documented children’s theatre in the state of Florida, FLCT was founded in 1952 by two mothers in a garage. The theatre quickly grew to be the first children’s theatre organization to perform at Parker Playhouse, the Broward County

Main Library Theatre, and Dillard Center for the Arts. Each summer, FLCT hosts a vibrant summer camp for children interested in theatre at the Fine Arts Theatre at Broward College Central Campus in Davie. The summer camp is open to children in grades 2-10 and will feature productions of Honk, Jr. and Alice in Wonderland, Jr..

Florida Panthers Camp Incredible



Camp Incredible includes a full day of structured supervision including on ice activities and off-ice fun! Each activity is designed keeping the children's age in mind. Camp times are 8:30am3:30pm daily, and parents can register their children for the week or per day. Aftercare from 3:30pm to 5:30pm is also available for an additional charge.

Funky Fish Ocean Camp



The Funky Fish Ocean Experience, celebrated for its excellence, invites children aged 4-17 to dive into an immersive marine adventure. With a commitment to maintaining a closeknit atmosphere, the camp boasts a

remarkable ratio of one instructor to seven children, ensuring personalized attention and a grand scale of exploration. Funky Fish instructors stand out for their extensive education in Marine Science and CPR training, embodying a passion for the ocean that is as deep as the knowledge they share. Dedicated to not only educating but also building lasting bonds, these instructors are on a mission to spark curiosity and inspire a new generation of ocean enthusiasts. The adventures are as vast as the seas.

iD Tech Camp



Discover the ultimate destination for STEM education, where your child's brilliance is unlocked and nurtured. Catering to ages 7-19, our elite program is guided by tech rockstars from prestigious universities such as Stanford, Caltech, and NYU.

Here, students don't just learn; they immerse themselves in an environment designed for rapid skill advancement while having fun. They'll become part of a vibrant community of over 500,000 aspiring innovators, all sharing a passion for exploration and discovery in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Join us and watch your child flourish among the next generation of leaders and creators in the STEM arena.

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This summer exercise your child’s mind and stimulate his/her desire to learn at IMACS’ (Institute for Math and Computer Science) Hi-Tech Summer Camp. The program consists of virtual robotics, electronics, logic puzzles, and computer programming. Working solo and in teams, campers will learn how to think logically and creatively while having fun. IMACS offers camp programs for students entering grades one through twelve.

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Inside Out Theatre



Inside Out Theatre’s unique summer program offers students training in a variety of theatre arts, with classes taught by professional artists. Students will learn acting, voice, dance, mime, physical comedy, Shakespeare, stage combat, stage make-up, audition techniques, commercial and film acting, improvisation and more. The Junior Summer Intensive will present Disney’s The Lion Jing Jr.,, while the Advanced Summer Intensive will perform Disney’s Finding Nemo Kids. Summer Conservatory students will have the opportunity to perform the musical Bring It On.

Junior Dolphins & Cheer Camp



Junior Dolphins camps provide the premier environment for youth players to learn and retain the game of football. The Junior Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Program aims to inspire young women to be confident, caring, and good teammates while promoting a healthy lifestyle and commitment to becoming better performers.

Malachi Acres Riding Camp



Experience the thrill of a school holiday transformed into a day of equestrian adventure! Junior riders of all skill levels are welcomed with open arms to our barn, where they can immerse themselves in the world of horsemanship. Our safe and friendly environment is the perfect setting for young enthusiasts to develop their riding skills and deepen their understanding of horse care. Tailored to be age and skill-appropriate, our activities are designed to be hands-on and engaging, ensuring that the fun never stops. From the moment they arrive until the day ends, participants will enjoy a horse-related adventure that’s both educational and exhilarating. . . . .

Parkland Children’s Academy Camp

www.ParklandChildrensAcademy.com 954-688-5877

Parkland Children’s Academy offers an exciting and interesting variety of activities in our summer camp program for children ages 5 to 12. They incorporate fun-filled adventures that will ensure your little camper will always be entertained and enjoy themselves all day and every day. The camp promotes and encourages key life skills that your child will keep with them for the rest of their lives.

Premier Martial Arts



Premier Martial Arts stands at the forefront of martial arts instruction, committed to empowering students of all ages with the skills and discipline necessary for life's many challenges. Boasting a cadre of highly skilled and experienced instructors, the school offers a diverse selection of classes, including karate, kickboxing, Krav Maga, and more. Its comprehensive curriculum and tailored approach to teaching ensure that each student receives the attention and guidance needed to accomplish their personal goals. From mastering complex techniques to enhancing self-confidence, Premier Martial Arts is dedicated to fostering an environment where students are motivated to achieve excellence both on the mat and in their daily lives.

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Do you have a child who’s name will be in lights? Summer Camp is back! Campers are split into age appropriate “pods” that stay safely in their classrooms while instructors rotate bringing fun activities designed just for them in singing, dancing, acting, performing, and more! Each session culminates in a fully designed production, in which EVERY camper participates.

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It is great to be back in the district after our busy Legislative Session. Throughout the upcoming months, I will be giving legislative updates regarding bills that were signed by the Governor and appropriations in the budget that survived the veto, as well as our successes and missed opportunities that we need to address.

During this year’s legislative session, I was proud to work on bills dealing with protecting consumer information, school safety, expanding the My Safe Florida Homes program to condominium associations, flood disclosures on real estate, and expanding workforce opportunities. There was a big healthcare package to improve our healthcare workforce including physicians and audiologists.

As many of you had expressed your concerns regarding property insurance reforms it disappoints me to report that as a body the Legislature did not focus enough on this major issue. While we approved a tax package to give homeowners a temporary break on property insurance tax which is 1.75% of the property insurance premium, we did not hear bills that would systemically address our property insurance crisis. One of these was a bi-partisan bill HB 1213 by Representatives Hillary Cassel (D) and Spencer Roach (R) that would allow Citizens to offer wind-only coverage so that the private insurers would only offer the typical property insurance that they do in other states. We had a workshop on the bill, but leadership unfortunately never added it to the agenda.

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22nd and Arbor Day is April 26th. The theme this year for Earth Day is Planet vs. Plastics to advocate for awareness of the health risks of plastics. Please look forward to the multiple events cities within our district are hosting to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day.

I personally want to wish a Happy Passover – Chag Sameach, and Ramadan Mubarak to all who celebrate. We are blessed to live in an area with diverse religions, and this month is a special one with several holy days.

Thank you to all who have reached out to me with concerns, comments, questions, and support. I appreciate the honor of representing you. To reach us for assistance with state agencies or to share your thoughts and concerns, please call 954-956-5600. To receive our email updates, for please email HD095@myfloridahouse.gov with "subscribe" in the subject line. Also, follow me on Facebook at @RepChristineHunschofsky and Twitter @RepHunschofsky for regular updates. Looking forward to staying in touch!

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Heading into spring, April is blossoming with city events and recognitions of national causes that aim to promote community togetherness, unity, and pride.

April is Autism Awareness Month. Recognizing the unique needs of this community, a Touch-A-Truck event will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at Mullins Park (10150 NW 29th Street.) Persons with special needs or sensory issues can familiarize themselves with the various vehicles and equipment in our emergency response fleet. At the event, parents and caregivers of persons with cognitive deficits can register for the city’s special needs database. The database allows first responders to be aware of the unique needs of an individual during an emergency response.

In April we also celebrate Earth Month. In Coral Springs, we are committed to ensuring a more sustainable future. All year long, not just in April, we encourage residents to Recycle Right and participate in our new Household Composting program. By participating in these sustainable programs, residents can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Household composting can be dropped off on Saturdays at the Waste Transfer Station from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join us for Earthfest on Saturday, April 27 at the Sawgrass Nature Center (3000 Sportsplex Drive) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event features free nature exhibits, plant giveaways, and more.

We are fortunate to live in a community where the voices of our teenagers are heard through the Teen Political Forum (TPF). This annual event for high school-aged students is led by student government leaders in our city high schools and allows teens to ask questions to state, county, and local elected leaders. TPF is scheduled for Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. High schools who have the highest event attendance can win up to $1,000 with prizes sponsored by Baptist Health.

Our city offers programming for residents of all ages throughout the year. The Mayor’s Chess Challenge takes place on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Mullins Hall (10150 NW 29th Street.) Other events taking place this month include Open Play Chess on Wednesday, April 3, Juice Box Jam on Thursday, April 18, and free tours of the Museum of Coral Springs History on April 27. Information about all city events can be found at CoralSprings.gov/Events.

This month’s Commission Meetings will take place on Wednesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. As always, the public is invited to attend Commission meetings. The meetings are aired on CityTV, Blue Stream Channels 25, 25.7, 725 and on AT&T U-Verse channel 99.

▸ If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of your City Officials, please call 954-344-5911. Make sure to follow Coral Springs on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Mayor Scott Brook @CSCommissioner1, Vice Mayor Shawn Cerra @CSCommissioner2, Commissioner Nancy Metayer Bowen @CSCommissioner3, Commissioner Joshua Simmons @CSCommissioner4, and Commissioner Joy Carter @CSCommissioner5.

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The month of April is a time to celebrate the most cherished aspects of the great City of Parkland – a place where natural beauty, diversity and inclusivity converge to create a vibrant community unlike any other.

Starting with Earth Day, this month serves as a reminder of the significance that our environment has had on the fabric of our City’s DNA. From our roots as a rural agricultural community, Parkland has long recognized the importance of protecting and conserving our natural resources. Indeed, our City’s seal reads “Environmentally Proud” as a reflection of our deep-seated values and unwavering dedication to environmental stewardship.

Whether it's strolling along the trails through the Doris Davis Forman Wildlife Preserve, admiring the majestic beauty of the Everglades, or simply enjoying our last Farmers’ Markets of the season (April 7 & 21), take a moment to appreciate our City’s unparalleled opportunities to explore the wonder of the great outdoors and do what you can to affirm your commitment to environmental responsibility.

With April being Autism Awareness Month, it’s also the perfect time to reflect upon our community’s other greatest natural resource that truly sets Parkland apart – its people. As Vice Mayor, I’m proud to say that Parkland was the first city in Broward County to be recognized as autism-friendly by the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern Center for Autism & Related Disabilities. Our City staff completed robust training on how to foster an environment that allows individuals with autism and their families to reach their full potential.

This is one of the things I love most about Parkland. We embrace inclusivity as a core value that enriches our community and creates an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and empowered to thrive. The diverse tapestry of voices and perspectives is what makes our City so uniquely special.

Speaking of making our City special, this month our City Commission will be conducting our annual Strategic Planning Session, where we set the project, program and work priorities for the upcoming year and beyond. This exercise is vital in preserving Parkland’s character and charm that makes it one of the greatest places to live in the country, while also preparing our City for the future. We value your input in this process so please do not hesitate to reach out.

Finally, I’d like to wish a Happy Passover to all who celebrate. Enjoy your time with your loved ones and remember that together we can sow seeds of kindness, cultivate compassion, and grow a brighter, greener future for generations to come.

If you have any questions, comments or ideas, I would love to hear from you. I can be reached via e-mail at jisrow@ cityofparkland.org or via cell phone at (561) 376-1014.

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The 2024 Legislative Session officially ended on March 8th with the Sine Die Ceremony, the traditional conclusion of all business in both the Florida Senate and Florida House Chambers. I am proud to announce the passing of six bills, eleven co-sponsored bills, and almost $3 million in appropriations secured for state and local projects. Here are some highlights:

Legislation Highlights:

CS/HB 793 - Coral Springs Improvement District, Broward County

This is a local bill that will provide stricter controls over the contract and bidding process for CSID. This bill will close loopholes that could be used for potential abuse.

CS/HB 983 - Public Records/Clerks of the Circuit Court, Deputy Clerks, and Clerk Personnel

This bill will protect these public servants and their families from public records requirements in order to protect them from harassment.

CS/CS/HB 161 - Payments for Health Care Providers and Surgical Procedures under Workers’ Compensation

This bill is the first substantive workers compensation bill in over 20 years and includes updated pay scales for service providers, which will increase access to quality care and additional providers.

HB 765 - Leave of Absence to Officials and Employees

This bill will allow certain public officials and employees to continue receiving full pay during leave for federal military service that lasts a certain period of time.

CS/CS/HB 7021 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse

This legislation will provide county court judges with the ability to order mental healthcare to defendants in need rather than just dismissing a case. This bill was passed as part of a larger mental health reform package.

HM 1145 - Florida National Guard

This memorial asks Congress to push the National Guard Bureau to increase the number of National Guard troops allowed for Florida. The current number is inadequate to meet the needs of a state with Florida’s population density and propensity for natural disasters.

Appropriations Highlights:

Tamarac Park Safety and Health - $271,577.00

City of Coral Springs - Everglades Greenway Loop - $800,000.00

Sunrise Fire Rescue Regional Highway Response Equipment - $400,000.00

Insurance: Once again, the Legislature did not address the insurance crisis in any substantive way. My office continues to receive calls from Floridians who are facing extreme financial difficulties due to exorbitant insurance rates, yet nothing was done to bring down these costs. This “Kitchen Table Issue” affects every Floridian; even renters will see the cost of rent increase as landlords try to recoup these additional costs. I remain committed to advocating for comprehensive reforms to our property insurance system and working toward solutions that directly impact the financial well-being of each and every Floridian.

Thank you to my incredible team and colleagues for the help and support. We have more work to do, and I look forward to doing it.

Representative Dan Daley is a Member of the Florida House of Representatives serving District 96, which includes portions of Coral Springs, Sunrise, Tamarac, and our Florida Everglades.

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