Get Ready for Winter Wonderland in Coral Springs

The Walk of Coral Springs is hosting its annual Winter Wonderland celebration on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 5-9pm. The event is FREE and will feature live music and acticities such as:

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  • Chuanukah Elmo
  • Santa Claus
  • Mr. Snowman
  • Winter Princess



Also check out free face-paintings & raffle drawings.

Please bring an unwrapped toy or $5 towards the Toys for Tots when visiting Santa.

For more information, please call: 954-340-6070.

Not Too Late for Fort Lauderdale Turkey Triathlon

If you are feeling bad about eating too much over Thanksgiving, have no fear!  There is still time to register for the 2015 Fort Lauderdale Turkey Triathlon at  Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek.  Accept the challenge and recieve the experience of a rewarding sense of victory.

The race begins at 7:00am (sharp) and  includes a quarter-mile swim, a 10 mile bike run, and a 3 mile run.  There is also the option to participate in the Duathlon which includes a 3/4 mile run, a 10 mile bike ride, and a 3 mile finishing run.

Individual registration costs $109.00.

For more information and to register, please visit:

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Happy Thanksgiving from HTN Magazine



HTN Magazine wishes you a happy Thanksgiving holiday. We hope that you will enjoy this time with your friends, family, and community.  We thank God and our Lord Jesus Christ for the opportunity to serve our diverse readers with the latest news, community updates, and health trends.

Local Residents Participate in Tamarac Turkey Trot

The 35th Annual Tamarac Turkey Trot was successfully held on Thanksgiving Day (November 26th, 2015). Over 2000 runners participated in the 5k run which started at Tamarac City Hall and looped around the Woodmont community.

The Turkey Trot began first began on Thanksgiving Day in 1980–with 200 runners. Tamarac Parks and Recreation Director Greg Warner says that event aims to promote health and wellness and “brings the community together”.

The winners of the event are as follows…

Top Three Finishers Overall:

Overall Place First Name Last Name Age Time
1 Nicholas Palermo 22 16:00
2 Mason Elliot 37 16:18
3 Ronnie Holassie 44 16:20

Top Three Women:

Overall Place First Name Last Name Age Time
19 Sara Gomez 34 19:03
27 Valerie Mebane 36 19:43
29 Shelby Speno 46 20:02


Top Boys (12 & Under):

Overall Place First Name Last Name Age Time
56 Adrian Gandara 8 21:11
92 Brandon Diaz 12 23:14
202 Fabian Gonzalez 11 25:26

Top Girls (12 & Under):

Overall Place First Name Last Name Age Time
105 Denise Potenzano 10 23:56
176 Alivia Vanderbrook 12 24:53
227 Lily Sines 12 27:41
240 Scotland Wallace 11 25:42


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Walmart Neighborhood Market (just up the street from City Hall) was a major sponsor and race registration fees went towards financing the event.

For more information about the Tamarac Turkey Trot or Tamarac Park events, contact City Parks Director Greg Warner.

My Optimal Wellness: Family Cooking Night

My Optimal Wellness: Family Cooking Night

Event Description:

Join Baptist Health South Florida and Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY) in a night of cooking everyone will enjoy. This interactive chef-led demonstration with food facts from a Baptist Health registered dietitian will inspire you to make tasty, healthy meals fun for the whole family.

Health screenings start at 5:30 p.m. and lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
Open to YMCA members and non-members

Enter to win a one month free membership to the Weston YMCA Family Center

Date: December 2, 2015

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST


Parkland Farmers Market & Craft Show – Sunday November 15th

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The City of Parkland is proud to announce the annual Farmer’s Market sponsored by Mercantil Commercebank. Customers will be able to purchase items such as fresh and organic vegetables, fruits and herbs, beautiful flowers, delicious breads, pastries and other baked goods as well as a variety of gourmet foods such as jams, honey, dips, sauces, fresh pasta, cheese and pickles. Our market is also dog friendly so don’t forget to visit our pet vendors.

Be sure to pick up your free shopping bag at the Mercantil Commercebank booth and sign up for their hourly cash raffle. Parking will be off Ranch Road. If you have questions or need information, please call 954-757-4105 or email

Market Address:
8350 Ranch Road
Parkland, FL 33067

Market Operating Time:
November 15th

Parkland Native & Chicago Cubs Baseman Anthony Rizzo to Hold Fourth Annual Walk-Off


Join Mlb All-star, Chicago Cubs First Baseman Anthony Rizzo  For His Fourth Annual Walk-off For Cancer Hosted By The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation In Parkland, Florida On November 15, 2015 at 8:30am.

The event will consist of a 5K walk, entertainment and refreshments from local merchants, exciting raffle prizes and special guest appearances from local dignitaries and celebrities. Anthony will be in attendance during the entire event. This event is family friendly and is appropriate for all ages to attend.  Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Family Reach and families battling cancer.
Pine Trails Park
10555 Trails End,
Parkland, FL 33076

Visit Discovery Fest at Atlantic Technical College in Coconut Creek


Come out and visit Atlantic Technical College in Coconut Creek to attend Discovery Fest, a FREE tradeshow and festival event.  Saturday, November 14th 9-12pm.

Disovery Fest includes:
• Family Fun Activities
• Local Vendors and Businesses
• Food Demonstrations & Tastings
• Wellness Checks
• Arts and Crafts
• Music
• First Responders
• Animal Rescue
• Automotive and Home Repair DIY Tips

Atlantic Technical Center
4700 Coconut Creek Parkway
Coconut Creek, FL 33063

Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization Invites Coconut Creek Residents to Virtual Meeting

The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization welcomes you to browse our Improve SR 7 project page.  Information will be updated as the project progresses so check back often to find out the latest on the project.  Be sure to check out our Get Involved tab to find out more about our outreach activities.
Project Purpose

To enhance the transit passenger, bicycle, and pedestrian experience, identify congestion and safety improvements, develop short-term improvements that can be carried out immediately, identify longer-term improvements for project development, and meet the terms of environmental regulations.


  • Reduce Traffic Congestion
  • Reduce Crashes and Crash Severity
  • Increase Non-Single Occupancy Vehicle (Non-SOV) Mode Share
  • Improve Access to Transit
  • Improve Transit Performance
  • Promote Infill and Redevelopment


Upcoming e-Townhall Meeting

Please join us Thursday, November 12th from 7:00-8:00 PM for an e-townhall meeting to introduce the SR 7 multimodal improvements corridor study.  Panelists will include representatives from the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, Broward County Transit, and Florida Department of Transportation District 4.  The meeting will begin with an introduction to the project and then move into a question and answer phase where interested parties can ask questions of the panelists. 

Want to join us?

  • Call in toll-free and listen live at 855-312-2107
  • Stream online via a link to be provided here
  • Don’t have the ability to listen via the phone or website? Join us in person at the Plantation Gateway Development District offices to participate (307 South SR 7, Plantation, FL 33317).  If you will be joining us in person, it would be appreciated if you could let us know by emailing ( or calling (954-952-9055) us.  Thank you.

To be added to our contact list for the telephone townhall meeting, please provide your telephone number here.

This virtual meeting allows you to listen to community questions about this study. You are not obligated to speak during the call. You can simply listen to the meeting without asking a question. If you would like to ask a question, you can do so during the event or you can submit questions ahead of time by emailing them to Questions will be collected until 12:00 PM, Wednesday, November 11th.