| January, 2013

CRIME WATCH

Posted on 24 January 2013 by LeslieM

DEERFIELD BEACH

Jan. 15 A woman reported that her home at 1003 SE 12 Ave. was broken into. Nothing was stolen but there was evidence of a burglary.

Jan. 15 A man was arrested and charged with felony narcotics at 1000 S. Dixie Hwy. Following a traffic stop, the man was found to be in possession of cocaine.

Jan. 15 A man was arrested and charged with stealing nine mobile home stabilizers. He entered a fenced complex at 285 NE 48 St. The man sold the units to Capitol Scrap. Suspect was identified on a video and found in the Main Jail on an unrelated.

Jan. 15 A woman reported a residential burglary at 930 NE 50 St. Two bottles of vodka and a radio were stolen.

Jan. 16 A man was arrested and charged with burglary conveyance at 118 SE 14 St. The man stole change from a vehicle.

Jan. 16 A woman left her apartment at 743 Siesta Key #1212. When she returned, she noticed the residence had been burglarized. She reported two televisions, two laptops and other electronic equipment stolen as well as jewelry and a drill.

Jan. 16 U.S. Wrecking and Land Clearing Inc. reported an air compressor stolen from1050 E. Newport Center Dr.

Jan. 17 A man reported his car parked at 666 Siesta Key Circle entered. Three credit cards, a Florida driver’s license, two checks, sneakers and wallet were stolen.

 

DEERFIELD – District 4

Jan. 7 Armed robbery occurred at Michael’s, at 3701 W. Hillsboro Blvd/ Black male subject, approximately 5’7″ to 5’9″ and 160 lbs., thin build, dressed in white long- sleeved sweater, white pants, white tennis shoes, and a white baseball cap, entered Michael’s Arts and Crafts at approximately 11:30 a.m. Subject selected a spool of yarn from the shelf, brought it to the cashier. As the cashier was placing the yarn in the bag, the subject produced a black snub-nosed revolver, vaulted the counter, and demanded that the cashier open the cash register. Victim opened the cash register, and the subject removed approximately $398 in cash and fled on foot in an unknown direction. Robbery unit was on scene. Latent fingerprints were lifted from the counter. Surveillance video was obtained by the Robbery Unit.

Jan. 8 Residential burglary was reported in Deer Creek on Deer Creek Road at 1:32 a.m. Subjects smashed the front glass, entered the residence and searched through drawers and jewelry boxes. Unknown loss at this time.

 

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

Jan. 3 The manager of a Publix at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. detained a man for stealing a sandwich. The manager declined prosecution and the man was released.

Jan. 9 A man reported hurricane shelters stolen from his home at 2150 NE 48 Court. He was able to recover many of the shutters. y.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Posted on 24 January 2013 by LeslieM

Presidential nominees to Supreme Court

Dear Editor:

There was only one President who had not the opportunity to nominate a single justice to the Supreme Court. This was Andrew Johnson.

FDR , in his 5th year in office, had no appointments so he made a blunder by trying to pack the court. In the long run, FDR won, ended up appointing 8 justices to the court over the rest of his tenure and gained the objective — a liberalminded court for 7 decades or more.

President Obama appointed 2 women, after there had only been one woman in 200 years. He appointed the first Hispanic woman, after the fact that 50 percent of law school graduates are now women. One of the most important things a President can do is appoint a Supreme Court Judge who will be there for a lifetime, not just 4 years.

Many voters took that into consideration in the last election.

Marty Weisberg

Coral Springs

Arming teachers in schools?

Dear Editor:

Hooray for the John Birch Society and the National Rifle Association (NRA) for demanding that our school teachers be armed to protect our children by using their U.S. Constitutional gun rights and armed guards.

If the teachers had been routinely armed in the past decades, it’s obvious that the killings and the casualties would have been reduced by at least 90 percent.

However, our leaders and the police wouldn’t allow our teachers to be armed and by doing so they have directly violated our Constitution that they have sworn to uphold and facilitated the horrible death and destruction. They should be investigated and prosecuted for such acts against our children.

We should support the John Birch Society and the NRA in their efforts to arm our teachers and protect our children, and if the teachers bring their own guns, it will cost nothing.

Ed Nemecheck

Landers, CA

 

RE: Satellite dishes in CVE

Dear Editor:

I am astonished to read in the Reporter (Century village East publication) that the President of COOCVE went to the city in order to arrange inspections for satellite dishes on our buildings.

The statements given that these cause problems during the hurricane season and represent a hazard to residents could not be more incorrect. It is the air conditioners that flew away, causing damages to cars and not to people. Besides, I cannot picture anybody walking around during a hurricane. Satellite dishes for TV give both a better reception and a better choice of stations, and that explains why Direct TV is so successful in Florida, and believe me, those permanent residents do not remove their dishes in the summer and they do not ask or need a city permit to install their dishes. Why such harassment on snowbirds?

The dishes are installed by professionals licensed by the state of Florida and are very secure.

There is a dish on the COOCVE building for other reasons, but a dish is a dish, they do not remove it in the summer and did not ask for a permit to install it. The city has no regulations on dishes at this time, neither has the state for that matter.

Snowbirds from everywhere like to be aware of their local news, sports and events happening in their hometowns. People from New York, Quebec, Ontario or anywhere and people of all languages, have engaged in installing dishes to bring home away from home.

What would Century Village be without snowbirds? I believe we are a majority in CVE!

We pay more taxes than the average permanent resident due to the Homestead regulation. We have no problem with that. We consider that it is part of the cost of coming to Florida.

But when people start having unreasonable demands like an exception on dishes or depriving us of the right to have parking permits at the beach, that might be considered abusive.

While we are only temporarily living in this beautiful city, most snowbirds have more money to spend than average residents and we gladly do it here, encouraging restaurants, grocery stores, as well as clothing stores and the overall businesses. We even buy our insurance here and we certainly try to be example citizens.

Why such aggressive attitudes towards us?

Jean-Luc Belanger

Oakridge A

Deerfield Beach

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HAPPENINGS

Posted on 24 January 2013 by LeslieM

Breakfast networking group meets

Friday, Jan. 25 – 8 to 9 a.m.

Seaside Grill 1406 N. Ocean Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

The Originals” meets 2nd and 4th Friday. Cost is only cost of breakfast. Bring Business Cards! Info: e-mail: cob3@bellsouth.net

6th Annual Travel Expo Extravaganza

Saturday, Jan. 26 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Boca Express Travel – Courtyard 8177 Glades Road, Suite 14, Boca Raton, FL 33434

FREE to the public. Travel experts, cruise lines and tour companies all in one place offering expertise, incentives. Raffle, giveaways and refreshments. 561-451-4511.

Boot, Scoot N’ Boogy to a Cure Line Dance Party

Saturday, Jan. 26

8 to 9:30 p.m. – Line-Dance Lessons

9:30 p.m. – Party

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

$5 (includes one well drink). Raffles. Proceeds benefit ACS Relay For Life of Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point & Hillsboro Beach. 954-579-1633.

Nautical Flea Market

Saturday, Jan. 26 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pompano Beach Community Park 2001 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Vendors with nautical clothing, arts and crafts; marine equipment and more. $5 per day, FREE for children 12 and under FREE. FREE parking. 954-786-4111 or www.nauticalfleamarket.com.

Dixieland / Hot Jazz session

Sunday, Jan. 27 – 1 to 4 p.m.

Henry’s Hideaway 1500 S. Andrews Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33069

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

Author/ TV star speaks

Wednesday, Jan. 30 – 7 p.m.

Chabad of Lighthouse Point 4081 N. Federal Hwy., #100 A Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Speaker: Joanne Caras, author of two cookbooks: The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook and Miracles & Meals. Each is a collection of stories and recipes collected from Holocaust Survivors from around the world. Cover Charge: $10. Autographed Cookbooks: $36. Proceeds benefit a Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem and other charities. Caras also has a TV show on JLTV called Miracles & Meals. 917-972-7185.

Annual Fashion Show Luncheon

Wednesday, Jan. 30 – 11:30 a.m.

Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club 2701 NE 42 St., LHP, FL 33064

The afternoon will include a delicious lunch, fashion show, entertainment and door prizes. Sondro at The Cove provides the fashions. Proceeds benefit NE Focal Point. $50 each. Limited seating. 954-480-4460.

Annual Pet Expo

Saturday, Jan. 26 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pompano Citi Centre 1955 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, FL 33062

FREE admission. Best-dressed pet contest, product samplings, pet training demonstrations, animal CPR instruction, and more. www.pompanociticentre.com

 

DB 33rd Annual Festival of the Arts

Saturday, Jan. 26 & Sunday, Jan. 27 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Main Beach Parking Lot 149 SE 21 Ave. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

125+ art vendors and assortment of musical talents. FREE parking/shuttle service available from Cove Shopping Ctr. 954-480-4429.

 

Nautical Flea Market

Saturday, Jan. 26 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pompano Beach Community Park 2001 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Vendors with nautical clothing, arts and crafts; marine equipment and more. $5 per day, FREE for children 12 and under FREE. FREE parking. 954-786-4111 or www.nauticalfleamarket.com.

Dixieland / Hot Jazz session

Sunday, Jan. 27 – 1 to 4 p.m.

Henry’s Hideaway 1500 S. Andrews Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33069

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

Author/ TV star speaks

Wednesday, Jan. 30 – 7 p.m.

Chabad of Lighthouse Point 4081 N. Federal Hwy., #100 A Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Speaker: Joanne Caras, author of two cookbooks: The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook and Miracles & Meals. Each is a collection of stories and recipes collected from Holocaust Survivors from around the world. Cover Charge: $10. Autographed Cookbooks: $36. Proceeds benefit a Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem and other charities. Caras also has a TV show on JLTV called Miracles & Meals. 917-972-7185.

Annual Fashion Show Luncheon

Wednesday, Jan. 30 – 11:30 a.m.

Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club 2701 NE 42 St., LHP, FL 33064

The afternoon will include a delicious lunch, fashion show, entertainment and door prizes. Sondro at The Cove provides the fashions. Proceeds benefit NE Focal Point. $50 each. Limited seating. 954-480-4460.

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CLERGY CORNER: They’re watching, are you?

Posted on 24 January 2013 by LeslieM

I have no problem letting anyone know that I am a fan of (and please don’t get offended by the term) “chick-flicks.” Give me a good comedy-romance that has lots of laughs, few tears and a full gamut of emotions in between and you can pretty much guarantee that I will love the film.

But the movie I saw at FAU was no “chick flick.” In fact, it was a foreign film, with French, Hebrew and Arabic. Don’t worry though; there are English subtitles that are quite easy to follow. The movie was called “The Other Son.” Now, don’t worry, I will not give away too much of the story; although, I will tell you that the butler did it. Just kidding, there is no butler in this movie. But, this is a movie that makes you think as much as and maybe even more than any great mystery film. It is the tale of two babies switched at birth. One of the babies is born to a Palestinian Muslim family and the other to an Israeli Jewish family.

That’s right; the Muslim is raised as a Jew and the Jew as a Muslim. At one point in the movie, one of the boys, now a young man, asks what one does when you find out that you are your own worst enemy.

That line really called out to me. You see, the Sages teach us that, if you have something you dislike about someone, you would do well to look at your own actions because what you are seeing in them may be like looking into a mirror … not a carnival mirror that distorts our image, but a mirror that is clean, clear and streak free … a mirror that shows our true self, rather than the image we like to picture ourselves as being.

The other day a woman was waving her hands frantically as she told me how she could not stand her neighbor. Do you know why? It was because her neighbor could not talk without waving her hands all over the place. In other words, she hated the other woman for something of which she herself was guilty. She simply refused to look at the fact that she was guilty of the very same behavior.

This brings me to another movie I had the joy of seeing. It was called “This is 40.” I have to warn you, while the movie is quite funny, it is also filled with a lot of curse words. And there is a scene in this film where the parents wonder where their child learned to use such foul language, but all you have to do is listen to the parents throughout the show and you know exactly where their child picked the choice of words.

Sometimes, we are indeed our own worst enemy. But remember, G-d is watching us. I know this because Bette Midler told me so. But let me tell you who else is watching; our children are watching. If you want to see a mirror image, well, it’s not just the hair color, the eyes or the cheekbones; it’s not just their looks. Your child is watching your actions, listening to your word, soaking up everything you say and do, and learning every step of the way.

Shalom my friends,

Rabbi Craig H. Ezring

Rabbi Ezring is a member of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains and of the Association of Professional Chaplains, He works professionally in this capacity with a number of healthcare facilities in the area, and with hospice. He is the Spiritual Leader of Temple Beth Israel of Deerfield Beach.

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FLICKS: A Royal Affair & Django Unchained

Posted on 17 January 2013 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano

cinemadave.livejournal.com

Opening tomorrow is the Oscar-nominated best foreign language film A Royal Affair, a good motion picture that works on so many levels: the story is fascinating – yet contemporary; the cinematic details support the narrative and the Danish-speaking actors provide enough non-verbal communication for American audiences to empathize with their characters, regardless of subtitles. This film is history, minus the boring academic lecture.

Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander) is courted by Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), an immature man who is actually insane. The two marry and she begins to breed. Enter Dr. Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen), a man of science, who becomes the King’s favorite adviser.

Under Dr. Struensee’s influence, reforms are made and people are happy. However, the Danish elite fear losing power and they challenge the King’s authority. While the King entertains himself in the brothel, Struensee and Caroline find comfort in each other’s arms.

Soon to be known as the new Hannibal Lechter and best known as the James Bond villain in Casino Royale, Mikkelsen creates a realistic sympathetic character. His Struenesse appears stoic, but Mikkelsen reveals the good doctor’s many shades of grey. As Caroline, Vikander matches Mikkelsen much like Ginger Rogers matched steps with Fred Astaire.

Despite Spike Lee’s ill wishes, Quentin Taratino’s Django Unchained has become a Golden Globe Awardwinning box office success. Even though this western suffers from his superfluous Taratino touches, it is the director/ writer’s most entertaining movie yet.

Clocking in at almost three hours, Django (Jamie Foxx) is a slave separated from his wife, Brumhilda (Kerry Washington), who lives on a Mandingo Plantation owned and operated by cruel Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his equally nasty manservant Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson). After sharing adventures and life experiences with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), Django learns enough life lessons to attempt to rescue his beloved.

Django Unchained is full of little interesting details with some creative violence and first rate performances from Jackson, Waltz and DiCaprio.

However, if one is seeking a good story with strong character motivations and a sense of history, go see A Royal Affair opening this weekend.

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Tigers hope to win 2nd consecutive State Title

Posted on 17 January 2013 by LeslieM

By Gary Curreri

Melvin Randall believes his Blanche Ely High School boys basketball team could be the most talented he has ever had at the school.

“They can be better than last year’s team,” said Randall, whose team is the defending Class 7A champions after defeating Oak Ridge, 78-46, in last year’s state championship game. “They show little spurts of it. They have to be consistent. On paper, we have five Division 1 players on this team, but they have to play like it night in and night out. They can run the table and they can be better than last year’s team. I have to keep pushing them and motivating them.”

The host Tigers (15-1) got a game-high 27 points from senior guard Darrion Allen as it defeated Deerfield Beach, 72-60, at home before a standing-room only crowd.

Deerfield Beach (21-3) was led by forward Marcus Owens, who scored 18 points, including 10 in the first quarter as the Bucks stormed out to a 15-5 lead to start the game. Khalil Thomas scored 18 points for the Tigers and Richard Lee added nine points. Vanderbilt Carpenter tallied 16 points for the Bucks.

Getting off to slow starts in games this year has been a problem for Randall and his Tigers.

“We work so hard and they are taught and they know against any team, whether it is a strong team or the less fortunate teams, we are going to have a target on our backs, that teams are going to get up to play Ely because of the success we had last year,” said Randall, who graduated five from last year’s team. “Two were off and on starters, and we added a couple of guys (Lee, transfer from Northeast, and Lance Tejada, a Miramar transfer) who are pretty good.”

Randall said it has been a work in progress. He said he’s been trying to get everyone on the same page because of the pressing style that they like to play.

“It’s different,” Randall said. “It is like another country to them and they are beginning to understand and it is going to take some time. I gave them an expiration date in the middle of January where everybody should be on the same page. They come from a different style and a different philosophy on playing defense. We play an uptempo pressing defense rather than sitting back in a 2-3 zone.”

Senior Dallas Cameron, who committed to American University one week after his 18th birthday in September, said it has been a difficult transition.

“It is really tough to put everything together,” said the 6’ 3”, 175 lb. guard. “The team we had last year had been together for 2 to 3 years, so everyone was committed. That’s why we had so much success last year. This year, with new people coming in, they have to learn the system and defense. They have to learn the system quicker.

“We are getting there,” Cameron said. “We still have a long ways to go. We have come out flat in a lot of games. We have to pick it up because that is going to catch up to us.”

Cameron said it would be huge to win another state title.

“Nobody in Ely history has ever won back-to-back championships,” Cameron said. “There have only been three state championships in Ely history. To go back-to-back would be huge.”

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 17 January 2013 by LeslieM

DEERFIELD BEACH

Jan. 11 It was reported that a man stole a cell phone from a wall at an AT & T facility at 411 S. Federal Hwy.

Jan. 12 A man reported that an MP3 player and jewelry valued at $450 was taken from his residence at 805 Freedom Court. The man said that he believes he knows the man who took the items.

Jan. 12 A woman was stopped on a traffic matter at 100 S. Military Trail. The deputy found that she had a suspended license and an active warrant for possession of marijuana. The woman and another woman in the car were found in possession of heroin and arrested and charged with a narcotics felony.

Jan. 12 A man was stopped for a traffic violation at 500 W. Hillsboro Blvd. The man was observed trying to eat crack cocaine. The man was arrested and charged with a narcotics felony.

Jan. 12 A man reported that his car was stolen from his home at 274 SE 8 Terr.

Jan. 12 A man reported his car stolen from 1645 SE 3 Court.

Jan. 13 A man reported his moped stolen from 2031 NE 2 St. The man said he believes he knows the man who stole it.

 

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

Jan. 5 The manager of a Publix Supermarket at 2450 N. Federal Hwy. reported that a man stole $91.12 worth of beer. The man was detained at the Publix. The manager declined to press charges but the man was issued a trespass warning and told not to return to the store.

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Letters to the Editor

Posted on 17 January 2013 by LeslieM

A New Year and a new beginning at BSO

Dear Editor:

Each year, when we celebrate the New Year, it brings the opportunity for change. In a vote of confidence by the citizens of Broward County, I have been humbled and privileged to have been elected to serve as the Sheriff of Broward County.

Throughout my professional career, I have been faced with many tasks and challenges. Through every situation, I rose to meet those challenges and I am committed to doing the same as your Sheriff.

When we consider the responsibilities of the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the nation’s largest fully accredited agency, it’s important to remember its mission to protect and serve the public. Our goals going forward will be to establish a cohesive, productive and diverse working environment within the Agency and to build strong, long-term partnerships with the community. We will focus on crime prevention; crime control and enforcement; fire safety and awareness; and maintain the highest standards for employee education, training and professionalism. The members of my Command Staff will lead by example, upholding the State and Federal laws and be open, honest and fiscally responsible to the community we serve.

To the men and women of the Broward Sheriff’s Office, I respect and appreciate you and look forward to working with you. Your hard work, dedication and professionalism sets this agency apart as a shining example in our community. We will work together, in support of one another and for the benefit of the nearly 2 million people we serve in Broward County.

On behalf of the men and women of the Broward Sheriff’s Office, I wish you and your family a very Happy and Safe New Year! I look forward to serving you as the Sheriff of Broward County and together building a safer community. Stay safe!

Sheriff Scott J. Israel

Real annoyance, these dishes?

Dear Editor:

In your Dec. 27 edition, in the column entitled “The dishes are still here,” Kathy Richards writes “It appears that the unit owners do not want to adhere to our rules and are doing what they want with total disregard to anybody or anything.” I do not agree with that statement.

First, the satellite dishes around Century Village East are not all illegal. Three years ago, before the installation, we contacted the authorities of Deerfield Beach, who told us we needed no permit.

“Now, the city is cracking down and fining people who have installed them without permits,” writes Ms. Richards. These satellite dishes were installed by technicians of a legally-recognized cable company in Florida, Shaw Direct. As well, many unit owners have obtained authorizations from their boards to put up satellite dishes and even signed agreements covering the locations, the wiring, the landscaping around, as well as recognizing financial responsibility if damages occur. They also take them down from April 15 to Oct. 15 of each year as a precaution against dangers in the hurricane season.

All the cost of the installation of bolted dishes and appropriate wiring was paid by the users only. It did not cost a penny to anybody else. These owners pay their monthly coupons like everybody else for Comcast . I don’t see why Canadians, many French-speaking condo owners, who spend three to six months here, should be deprived of their national news and TV programs.

Candide Charest

Cambridge C

Deerfield Beach

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HAPPENINGS

Posted on 17 January 2013 by LeslieM

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. EVENTS

Pompano Beach

Monday, Jan. 21

8 a.m. Parade Line-Up: Mitchell Moore Park 901 NW 10 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Boca Raton

Monday, Jan. 21

9 a.m. – Ceremonial program MLK, JR. Memorial Site 200 NE 12 St., Boca Raton, FL 33432

10:30 a.m. – March – Pearl City to Hughes Park, led by Boca Raton High School Marching Band and others.

11 a.m. – Celebration in Hughes Park 200 NE 14 St., Boca Raton, FL 33432

Entertainment: Boca Raton High School Band, Ave. “D” Boys Choir, Friendship Praise Dancers,Velocity Martial Arts, St. Joan of Arc Gospel Singers, food vendors, prizes and more.

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2013 DB Little League Registration – FINAL TWO DAYS!

Through Friday, Jan. 18 – 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Middle School Athletic Complex-Press Tower 501 SE 6 Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

2013 Evaluation Day is Saturday, Jan. 19. For more information and registration forms: www.deerfieldbeachlittleleague.com.

Luminotti plays

Friday, Jan. 18 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The Wishing Well Royal Palm Place 111 SE Mizner Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432

Local classic rock band performs at Irish pub. 561-750- 5208. Note: Nearby Federal Highway closed Jan. 18 – 20.

A “Fork & Cork Affair”

Saturday, Jan. 19 6:30 to 10 p.m.

JA World Huizenga Cntr. at Broward College 1130 Coconut Creek Blvd. Coconut Creek, FL 33066

This 3rd annual event is for ages 21 and up and features food and wine samples, silent auction and dancing. $150 per person.Ticket sales benefit educational programs at Junior Achievement of South Florida, a 501(c) 3 organization. 954-979-7120 or www.jaworlduncorked.com.

Safe Boating Course

Saturday, Jan. 19 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Imperial Point Medical Center 6401 N. Federal Hwy., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33308

$50 per person (includes materials and lunch). 954-942-8108 for registration/info.

About Boating Safety”

Saturday, Jan. 19 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spanish River Park HQ Bldg. 3939 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

$35 (materials). For questions or RSVP, call 561-391- 3600 and leave a message.

Holocaust Remembrance

Sunday, Jan. 20 – 8 p.m.

Young Israel of Deerfield Beach 202 Century Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Featured speaker: Mrs. Ruth Lichtenstein, Holocaust survivor. Program highlighted by candlelight procession by local area Holocaust survivors and readings by synagogue members. Songs performed by synagogue’s Men’s Choir. 954-571-3904.

YATC Cool Wheels Car Show

Sunday, Jan. 20 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

FREE. Spectators will enjoy music and cuisine from local food trucks, while viewing a diverse variety of cars. To register your cool car, visit www.yatc.org. Established in 1986

And the winner is…”

Sunday, Jan. 20 – 2 p.m.

Pompano Beach High School Gymnasium 600 NE 13 Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Hosted by New Presbyterian Church. A Celebration of Broadway’s Best Musicals (Guys & Dolls, South Pacific, Bye Bye). No tickets needed. An offering will be taken. 954-448-5083 or www.newpres.org.

Taste of Lighthouse Point

Tuesday, Jan. 22 – 6 to 9 p.m.

Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club 2701 NE 42 St., Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Annual event, presented by the Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce, brings 20-plus local restaurants to dish out their signature items. Wine, silent/Chinese auction. $50 per person advance/ $60 door. Email taste@lhpchamber.com to purchase tickets or buy at Pac n Send, 3640 N. Fed. Hwy., Lighthouse Point, FL 33064. 954-946-6610 for questions or to donate auction items.

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CLERGY CORNER: A New year – focus on the positive

Posted on 17 January 2013 by LeslieM

Wow! Another year has passed so quickly yet again. I don’t know about you but when the New Year rolls around, I will begin to think about preparing my taxes and collecting all the information that I am going to need. Every year, you have to do the same things and collect the same information over and over again. It is one of those things in life that we just have to do and there is no way around it. Every year, we have to take the task of evaluating our finances and give an account to the IRS so they make sure that they get their share. It seems like a constant evaluation process that we must do no matter what, or face the consequences of fees and fines.

This is, of course, the time of year when we evaluate our lives and make our New Year’s resolutions. I do not like New Year’s resolutions because we just do not keep them and follow through. Statistics show that of the ones who actually make a New Year resolution, only 3 percent will keep it … so chances are that you are one of the 97 percent. Let’s face it, if you did not want to do something all year long, what makes you think you will do it now? When we make a New Year’s resolution, we tend to look at the negative things in our lives that we do not like, and we want to change to make them better. I believe that there are things in our lives that we should change and make better. What if you tried something different and, instead of looking at the negative things in your life from last year, you focused on the positive things that happened to you, your friends and your family? We focus too much on the negative things in life all the time when the good things really outweigh the bad. When we focus too much on the bad things, they will appear to be larger than they really are. We can focus more on the good and positive things, and make the bad and negative things seem smaller instead.

PHILIPPIANS 4:8

8: “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” NLT

Why is it easier for us to repeat the negative things in our lives than it is for us to repeat and tell everyone about the positive things that happen? We need to make an effort to let the bad things go and to forgive and be grateful for the good things that happen to us. If you can change your attitude about your life, then maybe your life will be a whole lot better. It is too easy to be negative and bitter; lots of people do that already. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Thank God for what you have, and do not focus on what you do not. Be blessed and be positive.

Pastor Tony Guadagnino is a pastor at Christian Love Fellowship Church.

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