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City e-news is a monthly newsletter sent to Coral Springs e-news members to provide
the latest information from the City of Coral Springs.


September 2014
Residents can dispose of hazardous waste at Waste Transfer Station on Monday, September 1
September 11 5K Remembrance on Saturday, September 6
September 11 Memorial Service
The Masterpiece Event: Butcher, Blues at the Coral Springs Museum of Art on Thursday, September 11
Family FunDay at the Coral Springs Museum of Art on Saturday, September 13
City-Wide Market on Saturday, September 13
International Day of Peace on Friday, September 19
City's annual Community Garage Sale set for September 20
Coral Springs 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at J.P. Taravella High School
International Dinner Dance on Saturday, September 27
Mayor and Commissioner Office Hours
Tune in to 'What's Happening?' on CityTV

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Green Market
Mega Green Market
Every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Downtown Coral Springs
City-Wide Market
City-Wide Market
Saturday, September 13, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Coral Springs Gymnasium


Residents can dispose of hazardous waste at Waste Transfer Station on Monday September 1

The Waste Transfer Station will be open to Coral Springs residents on Monday, September 1 for any resident who wants to drop off bulk trash, including appliances, furniture, carpeting, and any recyclable materials. The Waste Transfer Station will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located on Wiles Road at N.W. 126 Ave. Paint cans, Electronic Waste and Fluorescent Bulbs will also be collected on this day as a special service. No commercial waste or raw garbage is accepted at this station. This service is free and available to Coral Springs residents only. Please remember that two forms of identification are required for proof of residency. Waste Pro will be picking up garbage and recycling for residents serviced on that day. For more information, please call 954-282-6800.

Other dates available for drop-off at the Waste Transfer Station include:

  • Saturday, September 6
  • Saturday, October 4
  • Saturday, November 1
  • Saturday, December 6

The cities of Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Tamarac, Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach have also established a cooperative agreement that will allow City residents several opportunities to dispose the full range of materials at special one-day events throughout the year. Residents may drop off items from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Upcoming events are:

  • September 13, Coconut Creek, 4800 W. Copans Road
  • November 8, Pompano Beach, 1660 NE 10 Street
  • December 6, Tamarac, 6011 Nob Hill Road

Remember, residents are not allowed to drop off items at Broward County’s Hazardous Waste Disposal. If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 954-344-1165.
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September 11th 5K Remembrance on Saturday, September 6
On Saturday, September 6, the City is hosting its annual “September 11th 5K Remembrance.” This year, the route will begin at the Northwest Regional Library and head northbound on University Drive. The route will continue on University Drive and loop back at 48th Manor heading south on University Drive, finishing at the 9/11 Memorial. Please note that no bikes, skates or pets are permitted. Participants may pre-register on Active.com. Cost is $25 for adults and $20 for participants 18 and under. Race day registration will begin at 5 a.m. and cost will go up $5. Photo ID is required and only cash will be accepted on race day. All proceeds go toward future September 11th Memorial services, future 5Ks and for the maintenance of the Memorial site. Anyone interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Gina Orlando at gorlando@coralsprings.org or call 954-344-1147.
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September 11 Memorial Service
On Thursday, September 11 at 6 p.m., the City will honor the victims by laying a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial located outside Northwest Regional Library, 3501 N University Drive, followed by a tribute service inside the Library in the Community Room. Anyone interested in sponsoring the event should contact Gina Orlando at gorlando@coralsprings.org or call 954-344-1147.
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The Masterpiece Event: Butcher, Blues at the Coral Springs Museum of Art on Thursday, September 11
Every year, the Coral Springs Museum of Art is proud to host an annual fundraiser with the mission to raise support for the Museum’s innovative and educational art programs and exhibitions. This year, the Museum will present The Masterpiece Event: Butcher, Blues & BBQ on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Photographer Clyde Butcher, the Ansel Adams of Florida, is the honored celebrity guest for this event. Guests will be able to meet Clyde and view his newest body work, Preserving Eden, in the Museum’s Main Gallery. Retired pro football players, Darryl Williams and Darrell Fullington, will also be attending the event as celebrity guests. Attendees will be able to mingle with the celebrity guests, listen to live bands, bid on auction items and enjoy delicious BBQ and other wonderful dishes provided by area restaurants and caterers. The Coral Springs Museum of Art is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive. For more information, call 954-340-5000, or visit CoralSpringsMuseum.org
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Family FunDay on Saturday September 13 - “Go With The Flow” Water Color Painting
Family FunDays are a great way to explore the museum and create art projects appropriate for kids ages 3 and up with parent or guardian. Each month a different artistic subject will be presented and followed by a fun art project to design together. This event is held monthly, starting at 3 p.m. for $5 per person at the door. Pre-register and pre-pay for Family FunDay and pay $4 per person. Call 954-340-5000 for more details. The Coral Springs Museum of Art is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive.
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City-Wide Market on Saturday, September 13
Stop by the Coral Springs Gymnasium on Saturday, September 13 for a City-Wide Market featuring vintage, antiques, and retro goods. Items will be for sale from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market will also feature collectibles, locally made secondhand and more. The market will also return to the Coral Springs Gymnasium on Saturday, November 22. Admission is free. The Coral Springs Gymnasium is located at 2501 Coral Springs Drive, just north of Royal Palm Blvd. For more information, call 954-345-2200.
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International Day of Peace on Friday, September 19
Join us at the kick-off event to celebrate peace and understanding at The International Day of Peace celebration on Friday, September 19 at 7:45 a.m. at the International Peace Garden, located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive, adjacent to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. A light breakfast will follow.

Everyone is invited as City officials, students and local talent help us celebrate with music and art. This year, the community is invited to participate in our IMAGINE PEACE Wish Tree Project. Write down your peace wish on a tag and add it to our tree during the event or display your own Peace Tree (indoor or outdoor) at your school, house of worship or workplace during the month of September.
This event is free and families are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 954-344-1063.

There are many ways to observe the International Day of Peace, such as:

  • Observing one minute of silence
  • Prayers and readings from various religions
  • Sharing music, art, dances, and food from various cultures
  • Holding a march, rally, service project, or sports event
  • Being kind to one another
  • Planting Pinwheels for Peace (www.pinwheelsforpeace.com )

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City's annual Community Garage Sale set for September 20
Vendor Spaces are now available for the Trash to Treasure Garage Sale, to be held at Mullins Park on Saturday, September 20 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. This popular event offers a great opportunity to buy or sell household and other items. Registration cost is $25 until August 24, $35 per space from August 25 thru September 7, or $45 thereafter. Spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. An additional $30-per-space deposit is required and will be returned after the event if the space is clean. The additional deposit must be made by separate check. There will be no refunds for any fees if a vendor cancels their space after payment. For more information, call 954-345-2119 or register at the Coral Springs Gymnasium at 2501 Coral Springs Drive from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
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Coral Springs 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at J.P. Taravella High School
On Saturday, September 20 from 9 a.m. to noon, there will be a Coral Springs 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at J.P. Taravella High School. Each participant will pay tribute to the FDNY firefighters by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. The proceeds of the event, hosted by J.P. Taravella High School DECA, will help the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation create and maintain programs that support fire service survivors. Cost is $30 and participants will receive an event t-shirt and a Challenge Coin. To sign up, visit www.CoralSprings.org/5K.
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International Dinner Dance on Saturday, September 27
Join us for a Big Fat Greek Party at the City’s annual International Dinner Dance. The event, sponsored by the City’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee, will highlight Greece and its culture. Guests will enjoy unique cuisine, riveting music and live entertainment - all with a focus on Greece.

This signature event is set for Saturday, September 27 at the Coral Springs Marriott at Heron Bay, 11775 Heron Bay Boulevard. It will begin at 7 p.m. with a cocktail hour. The event will feature breathtaking dancers, exquisite costumes and scrumptious Greek cuisine!

Tickets are $55 each and will include hors d'oeuvres, lavish buffet dinner, complimentary dinner wine and a live show. There will also be a Silent Auction with unique items of cultural interest. Ethnic dress is encouraged to lend even more of an international flair to this delightful occasion. Sponsors are needed to make this evening even more enjoyable. Tickets will not be sold after September 22 and will not be available at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 954-344-1063.
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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 www.CoralSprings.org/events regularly for changes.

  • Mayor Vince Boccard will have office hours on Tuesday, September 9 from 4 to 5 p.m. at City Hall. To make an appointment, call 954-344-5911. The Mayor will also be available at Whole Foods Market on Friday, September 19 from 9 to 10 a.m. No appointments are required to meet the Mayor at Whole Foods.

    Vice Mayor Larry Vignola is available to meet with residents on Tuesday, September 16 from noon to 1 p.m. at Pasquale’s Pizza & Subs, 10337 Royal Palm Blvd. To schedule an appointment, call 954-344-5911.

  • Commissioner Tom Powers will have office hours on Tuesday, September 9 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Larry’s Ice Cream, 749 University Drive. To make an appointment, call 954-344-5911. 

  • Commissioner Dan Daley will schedule office hours for the month of September and they will be posted at a later date. To make an appointment, call 954-344-5911.

  • Commissioner Claudette Bruck will not be holding office hours this month. If you’d like to meet with her, please call 954-344-5911.

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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.

You can also tune in to CityTV for current Coral Springs news, as well as educational and cultural programming - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about video on demand and watching CityTV online, go to: http://www.coralsprings.org/MediaCenter. If you have questions or comments about CityTV, send an e-mail to MHoffman@coralsprings.

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