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City’s 2012 Business Plan delivers consistent service levels
The City held a Special City Commission Meeting on Tuesday, July 26, in which the Commission adopted the Fiscal Year 2012 Business Plan and discussed a sound financial strategy to meet economic challenges. The 2012 Business Plan outlines numerous initiatives to help meet the community’s needs despite pressing economic challenges, such as foreclosures, unemployment and the City’s receding population growth, which has resulted in a declining property tax base. Read more about the 2012 Business Plan and the proposed millage rate here.

School supplies drive underway
Back to school shopping is underway, but some children will head back to the classroom without much-needed, basic supplies. To help make sure all children are prepared for success, the City is collecting school supplies for economically disadvantaged children in the community. Some of the items needed include: pens, pencils, crayons, double pocket folders, composition books, backpacks, tissues, hand sanitizer, rulers, scissors, glue and loose leaf paper. Donations can be dropped off at Volunteer Services inside Mullins Park, 10000 N.W. 29th St. or Citizens Services inside City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road. Anyone wishing to donate money for the drive can make checks out to City of Coral Springs, with “School Supply Drive” in the memo line. School begins August 22 in Broward County. Florida Sales Tax Holiday is August 12 through 14, 2011. For more information, call

Silent Peace Walk on August 6
The Coral Springs Multicultural Advisory Committee and One Planet United host a silent, 20 minute peace walk on the first Saturday of every month at 7 a.m. The walk

takes place at the Coral Springs International Peace Garden which is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive. After the walk, stay for coffee and conversation. For more information contact Piero Falci at or Lydia Cutz at

9th Annual Kilwin’s of Coral Springs Sundae on Saturday August 13
Join us for the 9th Annual Kilwin’s of Coral Springs Sundae on Saturday! at the Coral Springs Museum of Art on Saturday, August 13. Delicious artistic fun for the whole family begins at 3 p.m. when you get out of the heat and create your very own ice cream art from a variety of mixed mediums: 3-D sundaes, murals, mosaics, collages and mobiles, plus many more fun activities are on this year’s menu! When you are finished with your artwork, cool off by making a real ice cream sundae, courtesy of Kilwin’s of Coral Springs. Admission is $4 per person. Appropriate for ages 3 and up with a parent or guardian. Call for a reservation.

To learn more about upcoming events and programs at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, click here.

City invites residents to Sept. 11 memorial ceremony
The City is hosting its annual memorial to honor those who lost their lives 10 years ago during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.

This year, the City will honor the victims at a commemoration ceremony on Sunday, September 11, at the September 11th Memorial outside the Northwest Regional Library, 3151 N. University Drive, starting at 8:45 a.m. There also will be a wreath laying at the monument followed by a brief tribute by the City’s police and fire chiefs. Current military members and veterans are encouraged to attend. For more information or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, call or e-mail .

Celebrate India at the International Dinner Dance on September 24
Experience global cuisine and entertainment without leaving Coral Springs at this year’s International Dinner Dance. This popular event features food, dancing and live entertainment, all with an international twist. This year the theme will focus on the exotic culture of India – while the event itself highlights the diversity of our community. The 2011 event is set for Saturday, September 24 at the Coral Springs Marriott at Heron Bay Boulevard. The cocktail hour begins at 7 p.m. followed by dinner at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 each, and cultural dress is encouraged.

Health Fair Extravaganza for Seniors and Caregivers on October 19
The City is hosting a free Health Fair Extravaganza on Wednesday, October 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Coral Springs Gymnasium. The fair will feature a variety of health screenings and wellness advice. Participants include health care agencies, Hospice, senior housing services, and other providers offering senior care. The Health Fair will also feature raffles, giveaways and refreshments. The event is open to all seniors, family members, residents or business owners who offer services to seniors. Any vendors or sponsors that would like to participate are encouraged to call Jacqueline Holloway at The Coral Springs Gymnasium is located at 2501 Coral Springs Drive.

Seniors invited to tell their story at “Window to my World”
Coral Springs residents who are 55 years or older are invited to be part of a new program titled Window to my World. Participants will discuss their past, present and future and put together a book that will become a keepsake for their children and grandchildren. Window to my World will take place at Sartory Senior Center on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. Class size is limited and it is free to Coral Springs residents. To register, please call artory Senior Center is located within Mullins Park at 10150 NW 29 St.

City of Coral Springs seeks applicants to fill committee vacancies

The City of Coral Springs is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on the following committees:

  • Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
  • Board of Adjustment
  • Charter School Advisory Board
  • Unsafe Structures Board
  • Customer Involved Government Committee
  • Senior Advisory Committee
  • Youth and Family Committee
  • Nuisance Abatement Board

To learn more about the scope of these committees, click here.
For a copy of the Advisory Board Application, click here.

The Coral Springs Center for the Arts announces their 2011-2012 season.
Tickets are on sale now.

  • Share a laugh with Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Richard Lewis and Susie Essman on October 15, 2011.
  • Enjoy Doo Wop at its best with Battle of the Boros Doo Wop/Oldies Concert coming October 22, 2011.
  • Harvey Robbins’ Royalty of Doo Wop returns January 28th.
  • Join us March 2nd in welcoming Joey Dale’s Paramount Days featuring the Skyliners, Terry Johnson’s Flamingos, The Coasters, Larry Chance and The Earls and Joey and the Gigolo’s tribute to the Duprees and more!
  • March 14th through March 25th brings the outrageously funny and unstoppable My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy starring Steve Solomon. Hailed by critics as the next generation of “Catskills on Broadway,” you’ll be laughing from right to left with the Kosher Comedy Tour on December 24th.
  • The Music of ABBA returns on March 15th.

For more on upcoming events, visit Coral Springs Center for the Arts.

Coral Springs Youth Soccer Registration on Saturday, August 27th and September 10th
Registrations will be held at Cypress Hall in Cypress Hammock Park on Saturday, August 27th and Saturday, September 10th 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cypress Hall is located at 1300 Coral Springs Drive adjacent to the tennis courts.


  • ALL players must show proof of Coral Springs residency (copy of a current Utility Bill with address shown)
  • ALL players need a copy of a Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Non-Resident players must obtain a Non-Resident Sports Participation Card from the Athletic Office at the Coral Springs Gymnasium prior to registration. Call (for information.
  • Registration fee of - $85 for U06-U08 if born after 8/1/2003 or $95 for U10-U19 if born before 7/31/2003 – cash or check made payable to C.S.Y.S.

Volunteer Coaches and paid Referees are welcome to register during this time. Equipment will be available for sale during registration . For further information visit our website: www.csys.orgor call

Mayor and Commission office hours
The Mayor and City Commissioners have office hours to discuss City issues with residents or business owners. Office hours are set as follows, but check for changes.

  • Mayor Roy Gold will have office hours on Thursday, August 25 from 5 to 6 p.m. at City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road. To schedule an appointment, call
  • Vice Mayor Claudette Bruck will have office hours Monday, August 1 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Kilwins, 2758 University Drive on The Walk. Enjoy an ice cream while talking with the commissioner. To make an appointment, call
  • Commissioner Larry Vignola will have office hours Tuesday, August 9 from noon to 1 p.m. p.m. at Pasquale’s Pizza & Subs, 10337 Royal Palm Blvd. To schedule an appointment, call
  • Commissioner Vince Boccard will hold office hours on Tuesday, August 9 from 4 to 5 p.m. at City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road. To make an appointment, call
  • Commissioner Tom Powers will meet with residents on Tuesday, August 9 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Larry’s Ice Cream, 749 University Drive. To make an appointment, call


Tune in to ‘What’s Happening?’ on CityTV
Find out ‘What’s Happening?’ in the City on CityTV Channel 25 on Advanced Cable and Channel 99 on U-Verse.
This monthly show focuses on events and topics of local interest. ‘What’s Happening?’ airs everyday at 7 a.m., noon and again at 4 and 10 p.m.

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