Terri Cunliffe Named CEO of Covenant

The board of directors of Chicago-based Covenant Retirement Communities has named Terri Cunliffe as its chief executive officer, effective June 1. Cunliffe, who has served as CRC’s COO since 2010 and has been part of the organization for more than 25 years, succeeds current CEO Rick Fisk. Beginning her career as a nursing home part-time receptionist, Cunliffe has held a series of progressive leadership roles within CRC, including nursing home administrator and executive director at Covenant Village of Florida. “It has been a privilege to be a part of an organization that is committed to the Evangelical Covenant Church’s mission, […]

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Calvary Christian Academy’s Coach of The Year Takes on New Role

After leading Calvary Christian Academy’s baseball team to the 4A Regional Championship game and being named Coach of the Year by the Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and the High School Baseball Network, Coach Gregg “Moose” Mucerino has accepted a position as head coach of the baseball program at Colorado Christian University. This year, Coach Moose led his team to a 23-7 season, advancing to the playoffs against Gulliver Prep. “Nobody achieves that by themselves” Said Mucerino. “Head coach gets the recognition but it’s the whole staff. They executed their jobs perfectly under pressure.” Describing it as a “season of coaching bliss,” […]

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School Supplies Drive Starts for Big Brothers Big Sisters

For the price of one lunch, you can help a child for an entire year. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County is collecting school supplies for the children in our programs. The goal is to provide 400 elementary, middle and high school children with a backpack filled with age-appropriate supplies that will last them throughout the school year. Items needed include backpacks, binders, calculators, colored pencils, compasses, composition books, crayons, erasers, glue sticks, high lighters, index cards, loose leaf papers, markers, notebooks, pencil cases, pencils, pencil sharpeners, pens, pockets folders, protractors, rulers, safety scissors, spiral notebooks, tissues. We invite […]

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Cross International Sends Aid to Nepal Following Second Earthquake

Cross International, a relief and development organization based in South Florida, has sent three Interagency Emergency Health Kits (IEHKs) to Katmandu for distribution to remote areas of Nepal in the wake of the second earthquake. According to Jim Cavnar, president of Cross International, each IEHK is weighs one ton and contains medical supplies need to treat 10,000 people for 90 days. IEHKs are United Nations-approved, pre-prepared packages containing medicine, medical supplies and low-tech medical devices that are specifically designed to help doctors and nurses combat diseases in the challenging conditions of disaster areas. The medical supplies are very important now […]

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4KIDS BiG Cardio Raises $200,000 to Help Kids in Crisis

The 8th Annual 4KIDS BiG Cardio presented by Ryder was a BiG success for kids in our community. The event kicked off National Foster Care Month with nearly 1,200 participants on Saturday, May 2nd. Because of all those who participated, and especially all of the sponsors, 4KIDS was able to shine a light on the foster care crisis. So far they have raised over $200,000 to support the mission of a home for every child with the help of more than 180 dedicated volunteers who made 4KIDS BiG Cardio possible. Join them next year for another day of fitness and […]

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TKA Yearbook Staff Wins National Award

For the second consecutive year, The King’s Academy high school yearbook program has been named a Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence. The program recognizes engaging yearbooks that reflect a broad representation of the student body while helping students develop 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration and information and communication technologies literacy. The King’s Academy’s 2015 award-winning yearbook, Bigger & Better, was led by Editor-in-Chief and Senior Casey Walker under the direction of yearbook advisor Mrs. Teresa Blakeney.  The book was dedicated to High School Principal Sonya Jones in recognition of her impact on the lives of students and […]

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Hundreds Pitch In During Firewall Serve-A-Thon

On May 2nd, over 315 Firewall students, their mentors, staff, and volunteers completed service projects throughout Broward County as a part of the Serve-A-Thon. This annual event is intended to show students in the after-school program the importance of giving back to their community. Firewall students from Pompano Beach Middle, Blanche Ely High and Crystal Lake Middle cleaned up the outside area at Broward’s Children Center. Firewall students from the Indian Ridge Middle Center served at ARC Broward’s Recycling Center. These students cleaned, took apart, and separated computer parts. At Hope South Florida’s God’s Little Lambs Childcare Center, Plantation Middle […]

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Study Reveals Strategies for College Success

  Eager to have a family picture taken, 18-year-old Natasha Atencio nearly sprinted, in heels, through the West Broward Church of Christ lobby toward her mother’s Bible study class. She knocked on the closed door, opened it and motioned for her mother to come out. “That’s Natasha,” said Melvern Atencio, Natasha’s mother, who excited the room with a serious expression. “When she wants to get something done she’ll get it done no matter what!” Natasha is one of more than 25,000 Broward and Palm Beach high school students graduating from high school this spring. And her determination to achieve her […]

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Ginger Bills Appointed to PBA Board of Trustees

Palm Beach Atlantic, a private South Florida university that is dedicated to the integration of Christian principles to prepare their students for learning, leadership and service, has recently appointed Ginger Bills of North Palm Beach to their Board of Trustees. Bills has 30 years of leadership experience with Bible Study Fellowship, teaching the Bible and training women for leadership in their local churches. She is a founding member of Circle of Prayer Ministry and Women in the Word. She is also a former board member of Young Life and a supporter of First Care Ministries. She is active in her […]

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From Homelessness to Educational Success

Five years ago, Will Clervil and his family were found homeless and living in the woods by Palm Beach County authorities; however, Will has overcome these obstacles and graduated with honors last month from Jupiter Christian School. After bouncing between homelessness and foster care, he and his younger brother were placed with Place of Hope, Palm Beach County’s largest child welfare organization. There, during the last five years, he finally found stability, after losing a year of school and protecting his family from the elements and dangers as best he could. His mentor/foster father, Sal Tiano, now provides a home […]

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