Discover the Poetry of Faith at the Coconut Creek Culture Series

Coconut Creek has partnered with Nova Southeastern University (NSU) to offer monthly Lifelong Learning Courses entitled, “Coconut Creek Culture Series”.  Topics range from wellness to history to art, and are taught by NSU professors.  The program is free of charge to Coconut Creek residents and will be held at the Coconut Creek Commission Chambers (4800 West Copans Road) on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM.  RSVP for one or all at 954.973.6760


Tonight’s Presenter: Gary Kay, Ed.D.

Dr. Gary Kay, a teacher and poet, was born in Winnipeg, Canada. He earned a B.A. and B.Ed from University of Manitoba.  He taught high school English at a public school for 5 years.  He relocated to Florida, where he received an M.Ed in Reading and Ed.D in Reading from Florida Atlantic University.  He has taught reading and English at Broward College for the past 34 years.  He has also taught Reading in the Content Areas at Florida Atlantic University, and Reading and English education courses at Nova Southeastern University. He won two endowed teaching chair awards and was Professor of the Year at Broward College in 2000. His poems have been published in Litchfield Review, Animus, Poetica, Earthwise, Canadian Verse II, Write Room, and several others.

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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.

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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.