| March, 2011

Palm Beach International Film Festival (March 23-31)

Posted on 24 March 2011 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano

Burt Young kicked off the 16th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) last night with a screening of the critically-acclaimed flick Win Win in West Palm Beach. Master of Ceremonies Tristan Rogers returns to the Boca Raton Hotel & Club poolside for the annual gala. This year, character actor Richard Jenkins will receive the Golden Palm Award for his four decades of work in the movie business.

Recently nominated for an Oscar for his work in The Visitor, Jenkins has worked steadily in both television (Miami Vice, Six Feet Under and movies (Hannah and Her Sisters, Eat, Pray, Love) and has worked steadily for both the Coen and Farrelly Brothers in flicks like  Intolerable Cruelty  and  There’s Something About Mary, respectively.

Friday night’s Silver Screen Splash will also feature the music of Grammy Award-nominated producer and song writer Dennis Lambert. Now a real estate agent in Boca Raton, Lambert’s eclectic music was the soundtrack for people who listened to Top 40 radio from the ‘70s to the ‘80s. Lambert worked with Glenn Campbell, Jefferson Starship, The Four Tops and The Commodores. His most memorable song “One Tin Soldier” was in
the iconic ‘70s flick Billy Jack.

The Living Room Theaters (Florida Atlantic University) is the only venue south of Delray  that will be screening festival films. As scattered as this year’s fest is, there are some interesting documentaries and foreign films of interest. Exporting Raymond features the post Everybody Loves Raymond life of producer/writer Phil Rosenthal, who tries to adapt his fictional Long Island family into a Russian sitcom with disastrous, but humorous results.

Shira Piven wrote and directed Fully Loaded, a film about two mothers who try to make sense of a one night stand with a young man, played by Dweezil Zappa. The South Florida premier of Potiche, by writer-director Francois Ozon, reunites Catherine Deneuve with Gérard Depardieu.

Given that PBIFF 16 was considered DOA last year, the core team behind the scenes has managed to keep the festival on life support for another year. Given the historical and cultural standards set in the past, PBIFF deserves the time to right the ship for smoother sailing. Suggestion: show confidence for PBIFF 17 by planning sooner, acknowledge local cinema heroes like Eric the Doorman and schedule the festival back to April.

For more information, visit www.pbifilmfest.org.

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Crime Watch

Posted on 24 March 2011 by LeslieM

DEERFIELD BEACH

March 14 A victim in NW Deerfield led a realtor and two potential buyers through her home and reported a $10,000 Rolex watch missing.

March 15 A victim had a laptop computer stolen from their car at USA Parking Garage in Deerfield Beach.

March 15 A thief who burglarized Deerfield Country Club was caught by police and arrested. Leecon Blackstock confessed to the burglary and was taken to jail. He also confessed to burglaries at three other Deerfield business locations.

March 17 A chained bicycle was stolen from the side of a building in Siesta Key.

March 17 A bag with electronic equipment worth $1,800 was stolen from a Toyota van on Country Club Boulevard.

March 18 Rodney Lance was arrested after being seen entering vehicles in the area of SE 10 Terrace.

March 18 Meds RX Pharmacy on W. Hillsboro Boulevard was burglarized. A large number of prescription pills and $100 was stolen.

March 20 Marvin Seskar, of Pompano Beach, was killed off W. Hillsboro Boulevard after he drove his motorcycle at a very high rate of speed down the road and ran into a vehicle. He was thrown airborne and flew 362 feet. The motorcycle went airborne and hit six cars before landing into a white Ford van parked nearby.

DEERFIELD – District 4

March 15 Residential burglary occurred in Deer Creek, NW corner of Green Road and Military Trail, between 7:10 a.m. and 4:25 p.m. Unknown subject smashed sliding glass door and stole victim’s jewelry. Scene processed, area canvassed. Suspect is a black male in his 30s, driving an older white vehicle. Neighbor observed suspect parked in victim’s driveway.

March 16 Residential burglary was reported at Quiet Waters Apartments, 59 NW 45th Ave., #307, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.When victim left apartment, the glass sliding door was open and the screen closed. Upon victim’s return home, 42″ flat screen television and two laptop computers were missing. The screen door had been opened. Victim lives on third floor and didn’t think anybody could get up to the balcony. Area canvass found a possible witness who observed two juvenile white males with a television on a “go-ped” at 10 a.m. in front of victim’s building.

Residential burglary Arrests

BSO deputies from Deerfield Beach and North Lauderdale worked together to solve a string of residential burglaries. North Lauderdale deputies conducted a traffic stop where four suspects were detained after stolen property was found inside the vehicle. Further investigation resulted in the arrest of two suspects for Deerfield Beach burglaries occurring in 1,)1200 block of NW 52 Way and 2,) 4000 block of Eastridge Drive. The investigation continues.

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Letters to the Editor

Posted on 24 March 2011 by LeslieM

Street lights

Dear Editor:

My concerns are for the safety of my friends and others who enjoy a walk from Deerfield Beach Pier to Embassy Suites during the evening hours.  At present, the street lights on the sand side of the walkway (Ocean Way) are amber-colored and too dim for many walkers. The street lights on the road near the cars are not lighted, but  could be turned on using  the amber-colored lights.  Yet, the dredge  sitting offshore outside Deerfield reef is lighted brightly each night and no one seems to be walking there.  Please let there be more light for the evening walkers. — A Concerned taxpayer —

Margaret Feerick

Deerfield Beach

Pioneer Park

Dear Editor:

It has been over five years since the renovations to Pioneer Park were initiated.  The new playground is a disaster and has been shut down more than open for the children to play. No Community Center has been built yet and the ballfield is poorly maintained. The city has too many projects that are unfinished.  I have noticed the Tennis Center and field lights left on all night at Pioneer Park on three separate occasions over the past few months. The Middle School Athletic facilities are poorly maintained as well. What is going on? The residents deserve better than this.

Michael Weiss

Deerfield Beach

Handicapped parking could bring revenue

Dear Editor:

Let me start by saying that I know this is not going to be a popular opinion. However, I would like to address the revenue issue facing Deerfield Beach. On a recent trip to the beach, I counted 21 of 44 metered parking spaces occupied by handicap-stickered vehicles that do not pay the meters to park. If Deerfield Beach charged at all the meters, this could be a good way to generate revenue. This is a lot of money that Deerfield Beach is losing. I do not have anything against handicapped people; my own mother has a handicap sticker, but I thought the idea of a handicap sticker was to park closer to where you are going.You cannot get any closer to the beach than the metered parking. If you are handicapped, it does not necessarily mean you are unable to afford to pay to park. Also, it is up to each municipality to charge or not charge handicapped individuals at metered parking. Many of these people may be coming from other cities, where they would be charged for parking. In today’s economy, every possible avenue should be explored to increase revenue for the city.

Sandra Varoli

Deerfield Beach

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Happenings

Posted on 24 March 2011 by LeslieM

1st Annual Deerfield Beach Island Partnership Bike Night Ride

Thursday, Mar. 24, 5 to 9 p.m.

American Rock Bar & Grill, 1600 E. Hillsboro Blvd. (Cove Shopping Ctr.), Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Includes 90 min. BSO Escorted Ride, dinner, LIVE music and cash bar.  $65 per biker, 2 riders on 1 bike $50, non-rider $35. Proceeds benefit Deerfield Beach Island Partnership. Register: 954-240-9353 or e-mail: deerfieldbikenight@gmail.com.

Auditions for “The Marvelous Land of Oz” (musical)

Thursday, Mar. 24, 6 to 8 p.m.

Sol Children Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Looking for actors 10 and older to fill several roles. Closed audition: 1 minute prepared monologue from published play or classic literature; prepared musical theatre solo using backing track accompaniment.  No piano available, no a cappella. If new to Sol Children Theatre, bring brief bio and headshot (does not need to be professionally done). Call 561-447-8829 or email: solchildtroupe@aol.com for audition appointment. www.solchildren.org.

Freediving (Apnea) Seminar

Friday, Mar. 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Dixie Divers, 455 S. Federal Hwy., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

FREE. Guest speaker – Brian Lee, captain of U.S.A. Spearfishing Team and instructor for F.I.I. (Freediving Instructors International).  Reservations:  954-420-0009.

Boca Raton Green Market

Saturday, March 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Royal Palm Plaza SW parking lot (intersection of S. Fed. Hwy. & S. Mizner Blvd.), Boca Raton, FL 33432

561-239-1536 or www.cmboca.org.

Beach Clean-Up with Congressman West

Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pompano Beach Pier (just north of the pier)

222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062

www.facebook.com/ElectAllenWest.

Hayride & campfire

Saturday, March 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach 33442

$3-per-person fee includes the hayride and campfire and one bag of fixings to make s’ mores. Additional refreshments available for purchase. Advance tickets now required. For all ages. Gate entrance fee of $1.50/person. 954-357-5100.

Sea Turtle Awareness Workshop

Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.

Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier, 200 NE 21 Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Learn about turtle nesting and how to minimize impact. Features Dr. Kirt Rusenko, marine conservationist with Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Light breakfast served. To become a volunteer or speaker, 954-480-4407. www.Deerfield-Beach.com.

Pompano GreenMarket

Saturday, March 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Atlantic Blvd. & Dixie Hwy., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-292-8040. www.greenmarketpompano.com.

Annual Organ Prelude Recital

Sunday, March 27, 10 a.m.

Community Presbyterian Church, 1920 SE 4 St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Works of Vierne, Widor and Franck. Free, but freewill offering accepted. 954-427-0222 or www.communitych.org.

Cut-a-thon and Bake Sale to benefit Relay For Life

Sunday, March 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

P.F.S. Barber & Hairstyling (Next to Chick Fil-A), 2240 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Proceeds go to Relay For Life. $10 men’s haircut.

954-825-3886.

Deerfield Beach Green Market

Sunday, March 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sullivan Park, 1724 Riverview Rd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

954-480-4317.

Dixieland Jazz

Sunday, March 27, 1 to 4 p.m.

Henry’s Hideaway, SE corner Andrews Ave. & McNab Rd., Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Presented by the Hot Jazz & Alligator Gumbo Society. $10. 954-563-5390.

Intracoastal History Tour

Sunday, March 27, 9:30 a.m. ‘til 11:30 a.m.

(catch shuttle at Sullivan Park)

1724 Riverview Rd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Discover rich history of area, including a connection with Al Capone. $5 per person. Ages 6 and up. Must register: 954-357-5100.

Gold, Coin, Stamps & Antique Collectible Party

Sunday March 27, 10:30 a.m

Jewish Center at Temple Sholom, 132 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Gold Buyers; coin, stamps and art experts give cash for jewelry, coins, watches, diamonds, etc. RSVP: 954-942-6410.

Toastmasters International

Monday, March 28, 7 to 8 p.m.

Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1601 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Learn how to speak in public or improve presentations. 954-803-2122 or visit www.toastmasters.org.

Lighthouse Point Library Book Talk

Wednesday, March 30, 2 to 4 p.m.

Lighthouse Point Library, 2220 NE 38 Street , Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Several published authors will be featured. 561-487-2653

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Teachers need parents too

Posted on 24 March 2011 by LeslieM

The other day, my favorite first grade teacher quoted one of her students to me.

The little one said, “My Momma told me I ‘gotsta’ be good for G-d.” Well, except for the grammatical mistake, I really thought the little one was onto something. The only problem is that I understand that the very day he came out with this quote, he was “off the wall.” If you don’t know what the term, “off the wall” means, just ask a teacher … any teacher.

So, if his momma told him that he ‘gotsta’ be good for
G-d, then why wasn’t he being good? Well, first of all, his momma wasn’t there. But, his Momma didn’t tell him to be good for her. She told him to be good for G-d!

Oddly enough, in the Torah, we find Moses telling The Children of Israel that they ‘gotsta’ be good. But he doesn’t tell them to be good for him. He tells them to be good for
G-d. And, as long as Moses is around to supervise, the people are fairly well behaved and, if not, they are brought before him for some disciplinary action.

While, in our day, Johnny might not be able to read; back in the wilderness, Johnny apparently had trouble with math because the Children of Israel expect Moses to come down from the Mount after a certain number of days. But some of them count wrong and, with Moses not there, they forget that they ‘gotsta’ be good – not for Moses, their teacher, but for G-d. Then, Moses takes a census of the people and each has to put in half a shekel, perhaps a reminder that we should have the wisdom to use at least half the senses G-d gave us.

There are times in our lives when we participate in a census. The government has a census. There are others that are taken to show what the current population of the Jewish People is in the world today. And, no matter how many censuses are done, there always seems to be another census that disagrees or disproves the other one.

We all want to see the data, but we only want to believe the data if it shows what we want it to show. We want to believe that whatever we do is the right thing, and, if someone disagrees with us, they are doing the wrong thing. There are many absolutes in this world. But there are other things that are not so easily discerned. Sometimes, we are not sure which way to go and sometimes we react out of anger.

When Moses was up on Mt. Sinai, some of the people weren’t sure which way to go. Some decided to build a Golden Calf, which wound up being a real Red Herring.  They needed a teacher to step up and take charge, but, whatever teacher they got would not be able to do it on their own. What they really needed was a parent. We need the parents and the grandparents of our children. Without them, the teacher’s chances are cut in half.

So, while you might expect your child’s teacher to be his/her mentor, remember that, as far as your children are concerned, if you want to teach them that they ‘gotsta’ be good for G-d, you had better accept the responsibility of being good and leading them on the right path for His Name’s Sake. And, while you’re at it, don’t forget to bring your child’s teacher an apple and a good dose of honor and respect.

Shalom My Friends,

Rabbi Craig H. Ezring

Rabbi Ezring is a Hospice Chaplain and Member of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains. He also provides Professional Pastoral Care Services to a number of health centers in Broward County.

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Local gearing up for Paris marathon

Posted on 24 March 2011 by LeslieM

By Gary Curreri


72-year-old Karen Smith

Karen Smith certainly doesn’t act her age.

The 72-year-old Pompano Beach woman will be joined by more than two dozen other members from Team in Training runners from South Florida, who will run in the Marathon de Paris, set for April 10, in the French capital.

Smith is the eldest of the 30-member group, who have raised close to $50,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and are making the trip to Paris. Her father died at 54 of Leukemia in 1961; back then, they didn’t have chemo or radiation.

“They just gave you blood transfusions and, at some point, they just couldn’t keep ahead,” Smith said. “I was moving around the country a lot and saw a flier about Team in Training and decided to get involved.”

Smith said she started running in the late 1980s as a stress reliever and is happy she did. She has mentored and coached members of the Team in Training, in addition to running 14 full marathons and 16 half-marathons.

“I started off walking and worked my way up to running and doing more distance,” said Smith, who entered several local 5Ks and 10Ks before running her first marathon in 2000 in Maui. “It was such an exhilarating feeling to … have a long-term goal and then be successful and actually finish it.

She completed the race in 5 hours and 54 minutes.

“I had visions of running and finishing dead last,” Smith said. “It was good to know I didn’t finish last.”

Smith said she sees herself continuing to run. She said the physical activity sometimes takes a backseat to the fundraising.

“Usually, the people sign up and they are more afraid of raising the money than the running,” Smith said. “Things fall into place and then the training becomes hard. There are children and others who are dying, so you want to be involved.”

“I know there are people out there who are in their 80s running, so I would hope that maybe I will keep running when I am their age,” Smith said. “I like to volunteer, and what is unique about the training is that it gives me the opportunity to volunteer and be active. I don’t want to sit around. This combines the best of both worlds. I don’t mind sweating. I love warm weather. I love to be outside. I am running for those who can’t.”

The runners are Team In Training alumni, all have returned to the program to further aid LLS in its long-term quest to end blood cancers. These participants have been training each Saturday morning and are still actively seeking donations and sponsors for their efforts.

According to Dawn Haney, senior campaign director for Team In Training in Southern Florida, Marathon de Paris was offered as an alumni-only event as, not only a thank-you for previous participant efforts, but as a special way to continue giving back to LLS.

Funds raised by Team In Training participants are used throughout the South Florida community, aiding patient outreach, health education efforts, research and advocacy, and current patient care across the region.

For more information, contact Haney at 954-744-5312 or dawn.haney@lls.org.

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Burglars arrested in Deerfield

Posted on 18 March 2011 by LeslieM

BSO deputies responded to a vehicle burglary in progress in the 400 block of S. Federal Highway.  Deputies located a suspect nearby matching the description provided by a witness.  Once in custody deputies located three separate victims whose vehicles were burglarized.  The suspect was charged with multiple counts of burglary.  If you see suspicious activity call 911 immediately.

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Happenings

Posted on 17 March 2011 by LeslieM

History at Sundown

Thursday, March 17, 6:30 p.m.

Old School Museum, 232 NE 2 St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Special Guest Author and Columnist Eliot Kleinberg – wine and cheese party will follow, small donation is requested. 954-429-0378

Clarke-Reed Empowerment Symposium

Friday, March 18, Session 1 – 10 a.m. to noon, Session 2 – 1 to 3 p.m.

E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 Martin Luther King Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Focus on senior and health issues and education. Complimentary blood pressure screenings. Refreshments available. 954-786-4848.

2nd Annual Senior Olympics

Friday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Palms of Deerfield Beach Apartments, 425 NW 1 Terrace, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Wheelchair/scooter, walking and bicycle races, arts & crafts, health screenings, refreshments. Open to residents and other senior communities. Need volunteers, competitors and spectators. To participate in races, must be age 50 & up. 954-428-0678.

Bon Voyage at  Copa

Friday, March 18, 7 p.m.

Century Village Party Room, 2400 Century Blvd. Deerfield Beach FL 33442

Celebrate Ira & Diane’s invitation to teach his dances in Asia. DJ IRA, coffee, tea & cookies, dancing. $5/ $6 at door. Tickets: Class Office. Sponsored by Frank Congemi. 954-428-4995.

Annual Boating and Beach Bash

Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Spanish River Park 3001 N. Ocean Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33431

Boat rides, live music, interactive displays, complimentary barbeque lunch. Sponsored by City’s Advisory Board for People with Disabilities. 561-393-7827.

One day About Boat Safety Course (ABS)

Saturday, March 19, 8 a.m.

Dixon Ahl Recreation Center, 2200 NE 38 St. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Conducted by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-7 in LHP. Meets requirements for Florida Boater’s Education I.D. Card. Cost: $45, includes materials and lunch. 954-557-0582 or www.flotilla37.org.

Deerfield Beach Woman’s Club Yard & Bake Sale Extravaganza

Saturday, March 19, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Deerfield Beach Woman’s Club, 910 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Rain or Shine. 954-708-3241.

Messiah in the Passover

Saturday, March 19, 5:30 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 10 a.m.

Zion Lutheran, 959 SE 6 Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Learn how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover.  954-421-3146.

Equipping the 21st Century writer for success

March 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (1st and 3rd Saturday)

Percy White Branch Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, Fl 33441

Professional writers will review, critique and support each other, talk publishing trends, learn about social media, network, etc. Open also to aspiring authors. danielaudet@comcast.net.

Hunk-a-Burnin’ Love

Saturday March 19, 7 p.m.

American Rock Bar, 1600 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Don’t miss live firefighter auction benefitting Cancer Research Network. Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 at door, includes complimentary cocktail, 3 for 1 drink specials, appetizers and chance to win raffle/ auction items. 954-363-7432.

Purim in China

Sunday, March 20, 5  p.m.

4081 N. Federal Hwy., Ste. 100A, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Music & dancing, costume contest, haman-tashen & graggers, themed dinner, megilla reading. $12 child, $18 adult. 347-410-1106. www.Chabadofnbrowardbeaches.com

DB Chapter of Hadassah Meeting

Monday, Mar. 21, noon

Century Village E., Activity Room B-LeClub (bus 5/6)

2400 Century Blvd., Deerfield Beach,  FL 33442

Dr. Cohen and Dr. Slusher will speak on coping with senior aches and pains.  Refreshments served, guests welcome. 954-427-4970.

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Science Fiction & the Box Office

Posted on 17 March 2011 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano

AdventuresOfCinemaDave.com

Last weekend, the $150 million budgeted Mars needs Moms earned barely $7 million and joined the list as one of the biggest box office bombs in movie history, rivaling flicks like Ishtar, Speed Racer and Cleopatra. Fortunately for science fiction fans, Battle: Los Angeles earned a whopping $35 million for a non-holiday weekend. Given that this genre accounts for 50 percent of the biggest box office grosses of all time, science fiction is BIG business.

This might explain the consistent success of Megacon in Orlando, which has been in business since the original Jurassic Park was released, circa 1993. Held in the Orlando Convention Center, promoter Christine Alger has created a marketplace for entrepreneurs to sell their comic book collections, toys, clothing, gaming supplies and swords.

This year, Megacon provides an opportunity to hob knob with Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, and crew mates of the Next Generation of Star Trek, Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes and Michael Dorn. Superman’s father, in the guise of John Schneider, will be in attendance as well as The Hulk’s television alter ego, Lou Ferrigno. The Hulk’s creator, Stan Lee will receive a special honor at this year’s convention.

Beyond selling autographs, many artists will be hosting panels and presentations. Among the highly anticipated panels will be the one hosted by Doug Jones. While he might not be as recognizable as Tron’s Cindy Morgan and Bruce Boxleitner (who will be in attendance), Jones is a respected character actor and contortionist who often appears under heavy make-up.

As part of the Guillermo Del Toro actor’s ensemble, Jones portrayed multiple roles in the two Hellboy movies, Mimic, and the modern classic, Pan’s Labyrinth. Considered the modern day “Boris Karloff,” Jones began his career as McDonald’s mascot Mac Tonight and paid his dues on television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Remembering how hard it was to break into the business, Jones, and his wife Laurie, mentor young people who wish to work in the medium of film. He is an active member of Media Fellowship International, a Christian group working within the entertainment industry.

For more information about attending this year’s Megacon, visit the website  www.megaconvention.com. For fans, science fiction is alive and well, and living in Orlando the last weekend of March.

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Letters to the Editor

Posted on 17 March 2011 by LeslieM

RE: Dixie Flyover

Dear Editor:

Maybe six months ago or more, I attended a meeting at City Hall called a “Vision” meeting for the Dixie EYE SORE, oops, excuse me, The Dixie Flyover. The room was packed, standing room only. Most people there wanted green spaces installed, something to make it look better. At the end of the meeting, we were told that the city had no monies to do anything. (‘Why the meeting?’ we wondered.) Now, just the other day I see on SE 10th, lots of green space improvements. Beautiful curved sidewalks and lots AND lots of trees and plantings! Hmmm … so what happened to no money?

East of Federal on Hillsboro will be beautiful … west of Dixie on Hillsboro a median with trees and seasonal plantings. Between the two areas, you can land a plane on Hillsboro! Everyone seems to be getting something nice, we get an ugly bridge that will probably be a blight area … Time for Deerfield to do better for all your taxpayers not just the chosen few…..

Donna Lavoie

Deerfield Beach

RE: The Hillsboro Boulevard project

Dear Editor:

The Hillsboro Boulevard project is an embarrassment to this city. From Federal Highway east is a big mess starting with the 1st four street light poles in the median. One of them is not even in the median. This one and the rest are out of line and leaning one way or another. The median still has the little black hose things sticking up everywhere. It is a shame that our good money has been spent on such a mess and nobody represents us. “We, the people,” have noticed, acknowledged or been in close contact with the contractors to rectify issues as they arise. Deerfield Beach is a wonderful city with numerous unfinished projects.

Mary House

Deerfield Beach

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