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CONTENTS

Our City

PUBLISHER’S PAGE 10

Thanksgiving Traditions, Old and New

PUBLISHERS Christy & Terry Jaillet publisher@ourcitymedia.com

CALENDAR PAGE 12

November 2019

OFFICE MANAGER Gabriela Moscoso

COMMUNITY NEWS 16 Sample The Finest Food & Wine at the Taste of Coral Springs

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20 Coral Springs & Parkland Residents are Invited to Honor Veterans

MESSAGE FROM THE CITY OF CORAL SPRINGS COMMISION

22 Coral Springs and Parkland Continue Farmers’ Markets

34 Coral Springs Update

FEATURE STORY 18 The International Ballet Company Presents The Nutcracker

PHOTO OF THE MONTH 36 The Worlds Favorite Magazine

36 Celebrating Our Diversity

MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR: PARKLAND 42 Parkland Update

INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL 24 Local Humanitarian Gives “Back” in a Big Way

26 Children Helping Children: Harvest Drive Serves Thanksgiving Dinner Again

ASK THE EXPERT 28 Top Flu Shot Myths Debunked

CAN DO KIDS 30 Best Friends Help Team USA Bring Home the Gold

MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR: MARGATE 43 Margate Update

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Family Feud Live– From the producers of TV’s Family Feud comes… Family Feud Live: Celebrity Edition! TV’s favorite game show live on stage. Get Sunset Yoga at the ArtWalk – The City of selected to play on stage with our celebrities, and win cash and prizes Coral Springs CRA will is offering right from your seat! It’s a star-powered Sunset Yoga classes every Saturday from live version of the wildly popular TV 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Downtown game show, bringing lots of laughs ArtWalk, 9405 NW 31st Court, Coral and loads of prizes to randomly Springs. Classes are taught by Juliana Trejo from Yoga 4 Life Studios West. For selected people just like you. The event will be held from 7:30 pm to more details, visit www. 9:30 pm at Coral Springs Center of coralsprings.org. the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive Coral Springs, Florida 33065. For more information, visit familyfeudlive.com.

Homegrown Concert Series– The Homegrown Concert series proudly presents, Happy Daze, a local 50s and 60s rock band. The concert will be held on Friday, November 8, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Coconut Creek Community Center, 1100 Lyons Road. For more details, visit www.coconutcreek.net.

Sounds at Sundown– Sounds at Sundown presents Orange Sunshine. Enjoy a night out with neighbors and family from 5 pm to 10 pm at the Corner of Margate Boulevard and State Road 7. For more details, visit www. margatefl.com.

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9th Coral Springs Farmers Market– Meet us at the new location, 9551 West Sample Road, lot across from City Hall- and enjoy a beautiful stroll while shopping for some gourmet items and organic produce. The Coral Springs Farmers Market will take place from 9:30 am to 2 pm, and features more than 30 vendors selling fresh herbs, baked goods, pastas, as well as olive oil, fresh mozzarella, jams, honey and much more. The market is dog friendly and pet treats are also available for purchase. For more details, visit www.coralsprings.org.

Artfull Saturday– Join us at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 9th, where you can design and create your very own Native American Dream Catchers. Artfull Saturdays are a great way for children and a parent or guardian to explore the Coffee with a Cop– Join Your Neighbors museum and spend a fun afternoon and Police Officers For Coffee and Coral Springs Veterans Day Ceremony together. The event will be held at the Conversation! Coffee with a Cop will – Bring your family, friends and take place on November 7th at Starbucks, Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 neighbors, and join us for the City of Coral Springs Drive. For more details, 2800 University Drive, Coral Springs, Coral Springs’ annual Veterans Day visit www.coralsprings.org. from 5 pm to 6 pm. No agenda or Ceremony at Veterans Park, 8601 Royal speeches, just a chance to ask questions, Palm Blvd., on Monday, November 11th voice concerns, and get to know the from 10:30 am to Noon. The ceremony officers in your neighborhood. For more will include speeches by veterans and details, visit www.coralsprings.org. politicians, a 21-gun salute, placing of wreath and raising of the military and United States flags. For more details, visit www.coralsprings.org.

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8th Jewish Culinary Club – The Chabad Jewish Center is hosting the Jewish Culinary Club on November 7th, Flavors of Italy. Classes begin at 7 pm at the Chabad Jewish Center, 11325 W. Atlantic Blvd., Coral Springs. For more information and to register for any events, visit www.mychabadcenter. org or 954-501-8920.

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11th (cont.) Parkland Veterans Day Ceremony – The City of Parkland will be hosting a Veteran’s Day ceremony at Veterans Park, 6620 N University Dr., Parkland, starting at 10:45 am. Patriotic music with a ceremony beginning promptly at 11 am to include members of BSO-Parkland District and Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department, Honor Guards, MSD JROTC, presentation of colors, local Veteran guest speakers, poem readings, and wreath presentation concluding with a TAPS performance. For more details, visit www. cityofparkland.org.

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Taste of Coral Springs– The Taste of Coral Springs returns to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts in November with samplings of the best food, wine, craft beer and spirits in the area, all to benefit local children’s charities. The event will be held on November 12th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. For sponsorship and tickets, visit TasteofCoralSprings.org or call 954-341-7191.

From Worrier to Warrior– Mined from the teachings of Torah and contemporary psychology, this six-week course takes a fresh approach to the battle against bad feelings, providing realistic spiritual mechanisms for remaining upbeat no matter what life brings. From Worrier to Warrior will take place on six Tuesdays beginning November 12th, from 7:30 pm to 9 pm at the Chabad Jewish Center, 11325 W. Atlantic Blvd., Coral Springs. For

more information and to register for any events, visit www.mychabadcenter. org or 954-501-8920.

15th Bites-N-Sips– Bring your appetite! Bites-N-Sips will be held from 6 pm to 10 pm at Coral Springs City Hall, 9500 W Sample Road. There will be Food Trucks and “Sips”. For more details, visit www.coralsprings.org.

held at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. Sing along to their hit songs such as “Only Human” and “Sucker”, on November 15th at 7:30 pm. For more details, visit www.thebbtcenter.com.

16th Movie in the Park: Aladdin– Watch a hit movie on the big outdoor screen! The City of Coral Springs free Movie in the Park will feature Aladdin, rated: PG. The move will take place from 7:30 pm to 9 pm at Betti Stradling Park, 10301 Wiles Road, Coral Springs. Parking and admission are free. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Please refrain from bringing glass containers, alcohol and pets. For more information, call 954-345-2200.

Peaches and Cream Tour– Peaches and Cream is a ’70s style concert performed by two S.E. Florida-based bands who deliver accurate and thoughtful renditions of the music created by The Allman Brothers Band and Eric Clapton. The show will be held at 7:30 pm at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. For more details, visit www.thecentercs.com.

Hayride, Hoedown & Bonfire– The City of Parkland is excited to present our annual Hayride, Hoedown, and Bonfire. This event is free and open to a limited number of Parkland families, pre-registration is required. Bring your lawn chairs to sit around the fire and make s’mores, take a horse-drawn hayride, make country crafts, and sing along to bonfire songs with your friends. The event will take place from 6 pm to 9 pm at Equestrian Center at Temple Park, 8350 Ranch Rd. Parkland, FL 33067. For more details, call 954-757-4105.

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21st A Prelude to the Holidays– Friends of Music, Inc. will host A Prelude to the Holidays on November 21st at 6:30 pm at Plaza del Lago, at Heron Bay Golf Club, 11535 Osprey Trail, Parkland. Featuring specialties from Coral Springs’ finest restaurants, Silent Auction & Musical Entertainment. For more information, visit www. friendsofmusicflorida.org or call 954-752-5620.

23rd Coral Springs Health Expo & Kung Fu Tournament– The 2nd Annual Integrative Health Expo & Kung Fu Tournament is free to the public and open to all ages. The event will be held from 9 am to 5 pm at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Drive. The event will include free Health Screenings, Blood Pressure Check Ups, Chinese Medicine Tongue & Pulse Diagnosis, and vendor booths with local health providers of all different modalities and specialties. For more details, visit IntegrativeMedicine. us/Health-Expo.

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Movie In The Park– Movie in the Park presents Lego Movie 2: the Second Part on November 23, at 6:45 pm. The movie will be held at Sabal Pines Park, 5005 NW 39th Avenue, Coconut Creek. For more details, call 954-545-6698.

28th Art for Educators – The Coral Springs Museum of Art invites educators and school administrators to take part in a variety of art offerings that are both creative and relaxing. Educators will enjoy painting, drawing and other creative projects. The event will take place from 5 pm to 6 pm at Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. For more details, visit www.coralsprings.org.


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he Taste of Coral Springs returns to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Join your community on Tuesday, November 12th with a retro 1980s theme and samplings of the best food, wine, craft beer and spirits in the area, all to benefit local children’s charities. The 2019 Taste of Coral Springs is presented by Benefits in a Card, Powered by Benefits Wizard. This year, we will bring your best ‘80s memories back in a new wave – by dancing under the stars to fabulous live bands including the Steve Pomeranz Band, the Shane Duncan Band, and Chill Factor, as well as DJ Joey Scot. There will also be silent auction items, including vacation, golf and gift baskets, all benefiting Coral Springs Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, Coral Springs Museum of Art, and YMCA of South Florida.

“This is the 20th year of the Taste of Coral Springs. The goal of this event is to raise funds for the charities and the theme this year is Retro ‘80s,” said John Arnold, Taste of Coral Springs Committee Chairperson. The Taste of Coral Springs takes place at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and pre-sale tickets are $50 prior to the event. Ticket prices at the door are $60, and VIP Tickets are available for $75 each, which allow guests early admission at 5:30 p.m. to get the first samples of the delectable foods from local restaurants and beverages from vendors and distributors, all of which are included in the admission price. “Each year the Taste of Coral Springs brings together the best food and beverage samples in Northwest Broward County, and has raised more than $471,000 for children’s charities in the area. All

of the proceeds go directly to the charities, whom are deeply involved in the planning of the event,” said Arnold. “The Taste of Coral Springs has grown from a small sampling event to filling the Center for the Arts with more than 35 sampling tables, live bands, and a huge silent auction. The event brings together the community, with the singular goal of raising funds to help children in need in Coral Springs – giving back to our city and having fun while doing so!” The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive. For online tickets and more information, visit TasteofCoralSprings.org. Be sure to follow the Taste on Facebook at facebook.com/TasteofCoralSprings for all the updates on featured food & beverage vendors!

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Coral Springs & Parkland Residents are Invited to Honor Veterans BY NICOL JENKINS

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oin the Veterans Coalition of Coral Springs and City Officials as they honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans on Monday, November 11th. The ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. and will be held at Veterans Park in Coral Springs, 8601 Royal Palm Blvd. Keynote speaker is Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Kenneth Green, who served in the U.S. Army from 1989 to 2009, and serves as the School Board of Broward County Coordinator for the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and Military Programs. Officiating the event is President of the Coral Springs Veterans Coalition, Ernie Kubasek, with the National Anthem performed by Julie Thompson. The City of Coral Springs is proud to honor the sacrifices of the men and women of our armed forces and encourages families to attend wearing patriotic colors,” said Lynne Martzall, Public Information Officer for the City of Coral Springs.

To assist families and friends in honoring veterans, residents can

purchase a commemorative brick, which is unveiled during Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies held at Veterans Park each year (orders must be received six weeks prior to the unveiling events). The commemorative brick is available for a donation of $50 made payable to the Veterans Coalition of Coral Springs, to learn more or

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place an order, visit www.veteranscoalitionofcoralsprings.org. The City of Parkland will be hosting a Veteran’s Day ceremony on Monday, November 11th at Veterans Park, 6620 N University Dr., Parkland, starting at 10:45 am. Patriotic music with a ceremony beginning promptly at 11 am to include members of BSO-Parkland District and Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department, Honor Guards, MSD JROTC, presentation of colors, local Veteran guest speakers, poem readings, and wreath presentation concluding with a TAPS performance. There will also be food available for purchase. “The City of Parkland has held a Veterans Day ceremony back as far as 2013 when Veterans Park opened in Parkland adjacent to the Parkland Library,” said Todd DeAngelis, Chief Communications Officer for the City of Parkland, adding, “This is an important holiday for the community to come together to honor veterans and victims

of all wars. This event is a product of the residents of the City of Parkland and the City Commission wanting to honor veterans and victims of wars. With the opening of Veterans Park adjacent to the Parkland Library, it’s a natural event for the City to host.” For more details on the City of Parkland Veteran’s Day ceremony, visit www.cityofparkland.org.


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Coral Springs and Parkland Continue Farmers’ Markets BY NICOL JENKINS

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oral Springs and Parkland residents can look forward to another season of fresh produce and baked goods at the Farmers’ Markets. The Coral Springs Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Community Redevelopment Agency, returns to the City at its new location, the corner of Coral Hills Dr. and West Sample Road, located at 9551 West Sample Road. The Farmers’ Market will be held on November 10th and November 24th from 9 am to 1 pm.  The market has once again expanded its produce and will feature over 65 vendors selling fresh baked goods, organic breads, seafood, cheeses, sauces, spreads, sweet treats and much more. “We are excited to kick-off our fifth season at the new location in Coral Springs. In addition to our expanded produce selection and the return of our favorite vendors, we have exciting events for kids, starting with bounce houses,” said Market Manager Colleen Sullivan. “The Coral Springs Farmers Market relationships are characterized by a handshake. The hand that pulled the tomato, fed the chickens, and formed the cheese is the hand that accepts customers’ money, answers questions, and seals a handshake contract: This food is good and clean and safe. I know, because I grew it and I eat it. When it comes to supporting the farmers market, there is a role

for all members of the community. The more the residents are engaged and attend weekly, the more vibrant the market will be. The success of the Coral Springs Farmers Market relies on our residents and their continued support,” added Sullivan. The Parkland Farmers’ Market began in 2006. This year’s first market date is Sunday, November 3rd and it runs from 9 am to 1 pm. There will also be a Farmer’s Market with a Craft Fair on November 17th. Customers will be able to purchase items such as fresh and organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, beautiful flowers, breads, pastries and other baked goods. They also feature a variety of gourmet foods such as jam, honey, dips, sauces, fresh pasta, cheese, and pickles. The market is dog friendly

so don’t forget to visit our pet vendors! During the November and December Farmer’s Markets, they will offer several specialty Craft Fairs and will have vendors selling holiday related items. “The mission of the Parkland Farmers’ Market is to contribute to making our City a healthy community. To do this, we provide a community gathering that offers a wide assortment of conventional and organic fruits as well as an abundance of gourmet food items. The market offers spices, coffees, teas, sauces, and dog treats. Much of which is made and can be enjoyed on site. We also feature specialty market days such as craft fairs, health and wellness fairs, and pet day,” said Todd DeAngelis, Chief Communications Officer for the City of Parkland. This continued growth reflects the desire for the community to engage in local food producers to purchase fresh produce and food products directly from our local vendors. It also allows an opportunity to bring our community together, interact, meet neighbors, and have fun in the great outdoors of South Florida,” added DeAngelis. For more information on the Coral Springs Farmers’ Market, visit www.CoralSpringsFarmersMarket.com. For more details on the Parkland Farmer’s Market, visit www.cityofparkland.org/329/Farmers-Market.

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ot too long ago, Tamara Miami-Dade passing out food and basic Callins-Young created a social supplies to those on street corners. media page on Facebook titled Her latest endeavor has been creat“Random Acts of Kindness -RAOK” in ing backpacks for the people in Abaco an effort to teach her children how important it is to show kindness to everyone especially those less fortunate. The page has since inspired others to get involved and build a positive platform for future generations. Although Callins-Young says she cannot cook, she wanted to feed the homeless. Pasta was always a meal she made well, so she managed to serve up a spaghetti dinner from the back of her truck. Since that day her humanitarian deeds have not ceased. She travels around South Broward County and who lost everything due to Hurricane Dorian. She drafted a plan to collect backpacks because it could serve multiple purposes. It could be easily carried by both children and adults and be the perfect place for storage. “I believe I was born a humanitarian seeing my mother welcome people

into our home, helping them get on their feet, and caring for eleven foster children. So, I just did what came naturally. Watching the news and seeing the aftermath of the storm and the living conditions of the Bahamian men, women, and children really touched my heart and I knew right away, what I had to do,” said Callins-Young. Through the help of her Facebook friends and family members the altruistic Plantation resident collected backpacks, air mats, non-perishable groceries, towels, washcloths, and hygiene supplies to send to those people who lost everything. She contacted Chris Allen, owner of Air Flight Charters, who did not hesitate to help. Allen and his crew have been making deliveries directly to the citizens of Abaco and Treasure Cay two-three times a week free of charge. Gandhi says, ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world.’ I say, smile or make someone smile, change or be the change in someone’s day,”

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Children Helping Children: Harvest Drive Serves Thanksgiving Dinner Again BY TERRY JAILLET

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books and household items for their entire family. With generous donations, Harvest Drive is now able to also provide a selection of new toys. Students at participating schools have been collecting non-perishable items, household goods and grocery gift cards. Collections began October 21 and will end November 8th. The items will be consolidated at 14 school-based distribution sites to ensure that recipi-

ent families receive 6-10 bags of groceries in time for Thanksgiving. The mission of the Harvest Drive, Inc. is to promote the concept of philanthropy to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students by providing the opportunity for them to give back directly to their community in a basic and meaningful way. Students working in conjunction with community partners provide food and other necessities including gently used clothing and household items to Broward County schools’ families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday and throughout the year. The Harvest Drive strives to educate students on the issue of hunger in our community and empower them to take leadership roles in lessening hunger’s devastating impact. Members of the local community is encouraged to volunteer or donate canned goods and non-perishable items.

Local schools serving as distribution sites include: • Coconut Creek High School • JP Travavella High School • Millennium 6-12 Collegiate Academy • Westglades Middle School For more info or to become involved visit www. harvestdriveflorida.com or call 954-651-0772

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Life-long best friends, Spencer Butt and Brandon Barriera helped the USA Baseball 15U National Team take home the gold at the 2019 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-15 Baseball World Cup America in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The American Heritage Academy classmates teamed with 18 other boys from around the country for the tournament. The team won eight of nine games on their road to victory. The win marks the fourth consecutive U-15 Baseball World Cup Qualifier gold medal for the red,

white and blue (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019), and the third straight international title after the 15U National Team won its first-ever world championship at the 2018 WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup.

Spencer, a freshman who resides in Davie, and Barriera, a sophomore from Coconut Creek, started their adventure in Houston Texas, where the team met for training and two scrimmage games. Following the short training camp, the team jetted off to Mexico for the tournament. Brandon is a pitcher. He started one of the games during the tournament against Panama. He went 4 1/3 innings and recorded four strikeouts during the contest. Spencer pitches like his friend, and also plays in the middle infield. He is just 14 years old and will be eligible to play on the National team again next year. The USA Baseball National team is one of the most selective teams in the sporting world. Just 20 players make each of the seven age-based teams nationally. More than 3 million American youth play baseball every year. Having a close friend to share the experience with made the tournament even more special for Spencer and Brandon. Team Manager, Troy Cameron commented, “this group of guys represented our nation in the best way possible… they are great teammates, work their tails off and went no-stop until we brought home a gold medal.” Spencer, who is only 14, will be eligible to play

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Coffee & Contacts New Member Mixer Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2019 Time: 8:00am – 9:00am Location: Chamber Office – Everglades Room 9500 West Sample Road. This event is complimentary for new members who have joined in the past 6 months. Ribbon Cutting – The Salt Room Coral Springs Date: Thursday, November 14th 2019 Location: 1233 North University Drive Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm This event is open to all members and the public

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e are very proud to announce that the 2019 Annual Budget and Business Plan for the City of Coral Springs was passed unanimously by the City Commission. This is our City’s “community contract” for the coming fiscal year, we encourage residents and businesses to stay informed, you can review the Annual Budget online at coralsprings.org/budget. October was a fun-filled, and busy month with our third annual Artoberfest the kick-off of Savor the Notes, our family-friendly haunted house and the Fire Department’s Cancer Awareness Pasta Dinner. Fall fun is still underway with the Coral Springs Farmers’ Market, returned to a new location at the former site of City Hall (9551 West Sample Rd.) and will feature an expanded selection of local produce and events for kids. The market will be open the second and fourth Sunday of most months from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 2020. For exact market dates, vendors and entertainment, visit www.coralspringsfarmersmarket.com. The popular Bites-N-Sips food truck event returns to the great lawn of City Hall on Friday, November 15 from 6- 10 p.m. With an expanded selection of culinary and great entertainment this is an event you will not want to miss. One the most honorable things we as a City Commission can do is participate in the City’s Veterans Day Ceremony. This year it will be held on Sunday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. at Veterans Park (located at 8601 Royal Palm Blvd., just east of University Drive). There are many other activities in November and December, including fun, family holiday fun. Be sure to visit coralsprings.org/events or text the keyword CORALSPRINGS to 888-777 for updates. We hope our residents enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends. If you plan to travel, the Coral Springs Police remind you to sign up for the Vacation Watch program by calling (954) 344-1800. To qualify, your home must be vacant for a minimum of five days. Our Commission Meetings for November will take place on the 6th at 9:00 a.m. and 13th at 6:30 p.m. in Commission Chambers (9500 Coral Springs Drive). As always, if you would like to schedule an appointment with your City Officials, call 954-344-5911.


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Celebrating Our Diversity BY SHERIFF GREGORY TONY t the Broward Sheriff’s Office, we’ve come so far since the first African American, Deputy James Primous, joined the ranks in 1951. We’ve made great strides in diversifying the agency at every level to reflect Broward’s vibrant melting pot. As a person who has experienced inequality firsthand, I understand the importance of diversity in public safety. In order to serve Broward citizens to the best of our abilities, we must mirror our communities. Failure to do so — a problem public safety agencies have historically faced — often leads to avoidable consequences, including a lack of understanding, communication and, ultimately, distrust. I believe what makes us different as individuals make us more complete as a whole. And I am committed to making our entire agency more reflective of Broward County. I have increased the hiring of minority deputies and firefighters, two areas where minorities have been underrepresented in the past. Today, more than 60 percent of the agency is comprised of minorities — greater than the percentage of Broward as a whole. More than 40 percent are African American; in addition, nearly 20 percent are Hispanic. BSO also proudly employs many strong, dedicated women — who have made up more than half of our recent promotions — and people from a diverse set of religious beliefs and sexual orientations throughout the agency. We’re accomplishing all this through a variety of means, from greater outreach to communities that have been underrepresented in the past to the creation of new initiatives, mentorship and scholarship programs that reach our youth and promote careers in public safety. BSO now has the most diverse command staff in the agency’s 104-year history. Recently, I had the distinct honor of promoting Colonel Nichole Anderson as the first African American and the first woman to serve as undersheriff in the agency. I have also had the pleasure of naming BSO’s first two colonels of Cuban descent, Colonel Oscar Llerena and Colonel James Reyes. Make no mistake, however. These leaders are not in their positions because of the color of their skin, gender, religion or sexual identity. They were promoted because of their qualifications. Collectively, they have devoted decades of selfless and dignified service to BSO and the citizens of this great county. When I became sheriff, I promised to do what was best for the agency and bring forth the best personnel to keep our communities safe. We have so many talented people in this agency, and so many are worthy of positions of leadership. What I have done is simply level the playing field for everyone and provide qualified individuals an opportunity to rise to the top. As always, we are looking for good men and women to join our team. If you think you have what it takes, visit us at jobs.sheriff.org.

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Every year, the Interfaith Coalition of Coral Springs and Parkland hosts a Pre-Thanksgiving Interfaith Unity Service where clergy and people from all different faiths come together to give thanks. It is a wonderful service that reminds us that we are all connected and that we are all in this journey together. The service is a beautiful opportunity to join the community, reflect and give thanks. This year’s service will be on Tuesday, November 26, at 7:00pm at First Church Coral Springs at 8650 W. Sample Road in Coral Springs. I hope you will be able to join us to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday. With our hectic schedules it’s not often we have any extra time in our days. Thankfully, we “fall back” and pick up an extra hour on November 3, so don’t forget to set your clocks back. This month take a moment to stop, take a breath, notice the good things around you and think about what you’re thankful for. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you and this wonderful city. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! If you have any questions or concerns, you can always reach me at chunschofsky@cityofparkland.org. I look forward to hearing from you.


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Margate Update MAYOR ANTHONY N. CAGGIANO ood day. Are you starting to get in the holiday spirit? I know I am! Our Fall Festival was a huge success, and I hope you were there to enjoy it. Our second annual Trunk or Treat was very well attended. I love November; the temperature is cooling down and Thanksgiving is upon us. We, in Margate, have so much to be thankful for: Margate was ranked the 7th safest City, with a population over 50,000, in the State of Florida. Margate ranked higher than our neighboring Cities. I am so proud of our award winning Fire and Police Departments and so should you. I am also hopeful that our City will be able to partner with Coral Springs to enhance our 911 call system, which will reduce response times and enhance our standard of living. Remember, the next call could be for you, a family member or a friend. On that note please act responsibly on the road this holiday season, let’s all arrive alive. Recycle Right! No Plastic Bags or Food Waste in Cart The City of Margate has the second highest recycling contamination rate in Broward County (of the cities that Waste Management services), and we need your help to reduce it. Please DO NOT put plastic bags, food waste, clothing, or yard waste in your recycling cart. Also, please DO NOT bag your recyclables. For more information, go to margatefl.com/recycling.

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Veterans Day Ceremony - Monday, Nov. 11th To honor our heroes, the City of Margate will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, November 11th beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, located at 7044 N.W. 1st Street. Join us as we honor our military veterans who have served in all United States military branches - Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard. This annual ceremony honors our veterans for their dedicated and loyal service to our country. Refreshments will be provided. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Movies in the Park The Movies in the Parks series continues on Saturday, November 23rd at 6 p.m. at the Margate Sports Complex, 1695 Banks Road, featuring “The Lego Movie 2”. “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are. Upcoming Movies in the Park are as follows: • December 21: The Lion King • January 25: Toy Story 4 • February 22: The Princess and the Frog Movies in the Park features free outdoor movie screenings for the entire family. All movies are rated PG. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. For more information, please visit margatefl.com.

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Package Delivery Security Tips Get to know your neighbors! It seems like packages being stolen from someone’s doorstep is a common news headline these days. If you have a concern about these wrongful activities in your neighborhood, be sure to ask a trustworthy neighbor to be on the lookout for and hold onto delivered packages until you get home and can pick them up. Another option would be to have packages delivered to a store or convenient pick up location. Amazon prime members can use package lockers as a delivery location. The lockers are available in over 1,800 cities. Decorating Tips Holiday decorations are a great way to add joy to this festive season. When decorating your home, be sure to inspect all electrical cords for damage and look out for any loose wires. Tips for the Kitchen Test all smoke and fire detectors, and replace old batteries. Keep a fire extinguisher close by, and unplug appliances when they’re not in use. Keep lids close by as they can be used to smother small grease fires. November and December are busy months for all of us, and the Margate Police Department wants to be sure that our community is happy and most importantly, safe through the holiday season. Happy holidays!


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