| May, 2013


Posted on 23 May 2013 by LeslieM


May 17 A man was arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft at 1101 S. Powerline Rd. He committed the crime on Jan. 27. The man entered Lenny’s Sub Shop and stole a safe containing $1,500 in cash and miscellaneous papers.

May 17 A man reported that three men from a rehabilitation center were staying at his residence at 180 SW 32 Terr. The man said he believes they were involved in stealing his car and several other items from the residence.

May 17 A woman reported a burglary at her home at 601 NW 1 Way. She said that her former boyfriend broke into her home and struck her new boyfriend in the head, causing a laceration.

May 18 It was reported that a man entered a restaurant at 246 S. Powerline Rd. and stole $100 in cash from the register, a laptop computer, an iPad and an iPod. Total loss was estimated at $2,900.

May 19 A building at 1818 W. Hillsboro Blvd. was broken into through the front door. Once inside, the suspect stole 15 boxes of cigarettes and cigars. Loss was estimated at $750.

May 19 A Kwik Stop at 209 Lock Rd. was broken into, and cigarettes and a laptop computer were stolen. Loss was estimated at $350.

May 19 An unknown person jumped a fence and entered a compound at Pedrick Plumbing at 1051 SW 1 Way. Suspect rifled through two unlocked work vans and stole a gas card and a grinder.

May 19 A man reported that he saw a man smash the front passenger window of his car parked at 1000 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Nothing was stolen from the car.


DEERFIELD – District 4

May 10 Quiet Waters Park 401 S. Powerline Rd. Unknown suspect(s) entered Quiet Waters Park at 401 S. Powerline Rd.by cutting the lock at the front gate. Suspect(s) then entered the fenced maintenance compound by also cutting the lock on that gate. Once inside, the suspect(s) removed a 4-wheel maintenance vehicle (81176). They exited the park at an unknown location. Maintenance staff searched the park; however, the vehicle was not located.



May 14 A woman offered a ride to three people. She stopped at Capital Bank at 4820 N. Federal Hwy. to withdraw money. She went into the bank with a man, one of the three people she had given a ride to. She received $1,100 from a teller. When she left the bank, she noticed that the three people whom she had given a ride to were leaving in a van. Then she noticed that her $1,100 was missing. She reported the matter to the management of the bank.

May 15 A woman reported that while she was at the U.S. Post Office at 2091 NE 36 St., someone entered her car and stole a purse containing an iPhone, one debit card and three gift cards. Loss was estimated at $634.

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Posted on 23 May 2013 by LeslieM

Memorial Day

Dear Editor:

“Memorial Day is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country.”

The William C. Morris Post 36, American Legion will hold their Memorial Day Ceremony at the Sandy Ninninger Statue on the Riverwalk in Downtown Ft.Lauderdale (directly behind the Performing Arts Bldg.) at 11 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.

This year’s ceremony will include the placing of one new brick in the “Wall of Honor” for Army Warrant Officer Joseph L Schiro of Coral Springs. Joseph was a South Florida native and a highly-decorated soldier who was part of Special Forces, also known as Green Berets. Joseph was on his fifth combat deployment when he was killed while on patrol in the Chak district of Wardak Province in Afghanistan. Joseph leaves behind his wife of six years Diana and three small children.

In Addition to Post 36, the Ceremony will include American Legion Auxiliary Unit 36, the Sons of American Legion Sqrdn 36, the 82nd Airborne Vets Color Guard, The American Veterans for Equal Rights Color Guard and American Legion Post 220 Color Guard, and The American Freedom Riders.

Immediately following the Ceremony, there will be a Barbecue at Post 36 in Honor of All Veterans.

For more information, telephone Dick Maggiore, First Vice Commander at 954-326-0800 or visit our website www.FlaLegionPost36.org.

Larry Sapp, Commander

Dick Maggoire, Vice Commander

William C Morris . Post 36 . American Legion

Broward’s First Post . Chartered June 11, 1919

1620 Marina Boulevard (SR84) , Ft. Lauderdale



Posted on 23 May 2013 by LeslieM

Pompano Bch. Republican Club meets

Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Community Center 1801 NE 6 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Speakers: Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca and Dr. Alison Rampersaad. Refreshments served. 954-786-7536.

Greater Pompano Beach Democratic Club meets

Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m.

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

Speaker: Pompano Beach Commissioner Woody Poitier. Food and refreshments will be served. FREE and open to the public. 954-691-6019.

South Florida Chamber Ensemble plays

Friday, May 24, 7:30 p.m.

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

Woodwind quintet plays the music of Mendelssohn, Debussy, Taffanel and the world premiers of two new works by South Florida composers Charles Reskin and Americo Aprendiz. $15 general admission, $10 for students, seniors and military. 954-803-3762.

Highlands Scrub Natural Area clean-up

Monday, May 27, 9 a.m. to noon

Highlands Scrub Natural Area 4050 N. Dixie Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Help to clear the scrub of invasive plants and trash. Wear closed-toe shoes, protective clothing; bring water. No restroom facilities available. For ages 6 +. Pre-register by calling 954-357-5100.

Card Party

Tuesday May 28, 11 a.m. till 4 p.m.

Elks Lodge 700 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Held by Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES Drove 142. Open to public. Bring table of friends or group. $4 (includes dessert, coffee/tea). Reservations: 561-479- 2002.

SAVE THE DATES: St.Ambrose Mens Club trip to Mardi Gras Casino

Friday May 31, 10 a.m.

St. Ambrose Church 380 S. Federal Hwy. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

$11 includes transportation, $5 free play, $3 food voucher. Reservations required: 954-856-6062.

Book Signing

Saturday June 8, 11a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Woman’s Club 910 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33411

FREE entry. Authors talk, sign and sell their books. Guest of Honor will be film writer and producer, Phillip Marraccini. Hosted by Anna Stephenson of WWNN Radio AM 1470 “Spiritual Downloads.” Authors include: Laura Burke, Dottie Littlefeild, Dr. George Vergara, Margery Doughty, Mark Adduci, Walt Breed, Leslie A. Borghini , Joseph F. Alcock. Hors d’ oeuvres served. 786-376-6118.

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CLERGY CORNER: Wisdom at the Crossroads

Posted on 23 May 2013 by LeslieM

Do you need a prescription for a wisdom-filled today? Do you sometimes make unwise decisions even about simple things? Perhaps you are at a major crossroads in your life and you want to be sure to get it right. Welcome to the human condition! The Good News is the pharmacy is open this weekend at Steeple on the Beach.

The bad news is there is no drive-up window, no quick fix and no pill for you to take that will make you wise, but I do pray you realize there are more than a few biblical principles to bring you wisdom’s way …

This is a time of year for graduations and welldeserved celebrations. It is a great time for the graduates, and for the rest of us, to reflect and respond to our pressing need for wisdom, how we might best achieve it, how we might best hold onto it should God grant that we receive it.

We have to embrace the need.

The human condition is short-lived and, however much we learn, there is always so much more.

“Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12)

We have to want it and work for it.

Wisdom does not come easy. Seeing the need and wishing for it is not enough. Thank God for the graduate who walks through commencement exercises still thirsting for wisdom.

“Seek wisdom like silver and search for it as for hidden treasure.” (Proverbs 2:4) “Prize her highly and she will exalt you; she will honor you for your embrace.” (Proverbs 4:8)

We have to pray for it.

Wisdom is a supernatural gift from God. It is not something we achieve on our own.

Dennis Andrews Ed. D. Reverend Andrews is Minister at Community Presbyterian Church of Deerfield Beach (Steeple on the Beach) located five blocks south of Hillsboro on A1A. See more at www.communitych.org or on Facebook.

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FLICKS: Venus & Serena & Rock Show: Paul McCartney and Wings

Posted on 16 May 2013 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano


With the release of his autobiography The Outsider: A Memoir, champion Jimmy Connors has pinched a controversial nerve that has rocked a local tennis icon and philanthropist.

Growing up in South Florida during the 1970s, one witnessed the tennis boom first hand as Chris Evert, Harold Solomon, Billie Jean King and Bjorn Borg seemed to be on television every weekend.

Held the first weekend after the Super Bowl, the Pepsi Cola Grand Slam tournament in Boca West featured the champions of Australia, Wimbledon, the U.S. and French Open.

Without the same fanfare, in four days, professional tennis will kick off it’s summer season with the French Open at Roland Garros. The only modern players who seem to capture halycon days of the 1970s are the sisters from West Palm Beach, Venus and Serena Williams.

The documentary Venus and Serena opens tomorrow. It is a fascinating film because the subject matter does not deal with a winning year, but the disappointing 2011 season for the two sisters.

With permission from the Williams family, directors Maiken Baird and Michelle Major presents Serena’s over-reaction to an Asian linesman at the U.S. Open. We witness Venus learning that she has an autoimmune disease. Showcasing professional vagabonds, Venus and Serena removes the glamour of tennis and reveals the professional drudgery of moving from hotel room to hotel room.

As the sisters confront the twilight of their tennis careers, the family unit becomes stronger. Like their parents, Venus and Serena were humbled by their adversity. This documentary is presented with such candor that one’s perspective of the pair will change after viewing it.

For tonight only, Cinema Paradiso presents ROCK SHOW: Paul McCartney and Wings, a concert documentary about Sir Paul’s tour of America, circa 1976. This special screening will be hosted by 102.7 WMXJ’s Joe Johnson, producer of The Beatles Brunch. On Saturday night at 8 p.m, they will also present Across the Universe: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band. For ticket information for both events, call 954-525-FILM.

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Posted on 16 May 2013 by LeslieM


May 10 A victim reported a home burglary at 5340 NE 9 Ave. Four laptop computers and two cell phones were stolen. Value of the items lost was estimated at $1,900.

May 11 A man reported that he saw three men engage in distraction tactics against his elderly mother at her home at 390 NW 41 Way. They said they wanted to do landscaping work at the home. Two men entered the home and stole a safe containing jewelry and $1,800 in cash.

May 11 A man reported his car stolen from 959 SE 2 Ave.

May 12 A woman said her home at 611 W. Sample Rd. was broken into. A sliding glass door was smashed. Items stolen included electronic equipment, jewelry and clothing.

May 12 A woman rented tables and chairs from a company for a party at her home at 410 NE 41 St. The party took place on May 11. The woman said that on the morning of May 12, someone took two long tables and 28 folding tables that were owned by the company. Value of the items stolen was estimated at $336.

May 12 A man was walking on the sidewalk when three men attacked him. He was struck on the back of the head with an unknown object and was kicked and punched. The man reported that the men stole his wallet, sterling silver necklace and $15. Total loss was estimated at $315. Incident took place at 200 S. Dixie Hwy.

May 12 A man reported that his vehicle parked at 211 SE 14 Pl. was entered and a gun stolen.


DEERFIELD – District 4

May 2 Arrest was made at Waterford Homes,1354 SW 27 Ave. at 10:30 p.m. On April 20, the victim’s residence was burglarized and approximately $10,000 in electronics and jewelry was removed. Suspect inadvertently dropped his baseball hat. On April 30, the Crime Lab provided Crime Investigation with D.N.A. results, identifying the subject. On May 2, detectives interviewed Eric Redding at the North Broward Jail. He denied committing the burglary, being in Deerfield Beach or ever wearing the hat. He was charged with Burglary Dwelling and Grand Theft.

May 9 Commercial burglary occurred at Sports Authority, 3810 W. Hillsboro Blvd. The manager of the store reported that at approximately 1:36 p.m., three suspects selected three golf clubs valued at an estimated total of $1,200 and fled the store, driving away in an older model Toyota Corolla. Employees delayed calling police until the Regional Office was contacted. The surveillance video was submitted with the report.



May 7 A woman reported that while she was at the U.S. Post Office at 2091 NE 36 St., her car was entered and her purse — with a Pennsylvania driver’s license, $300 in cash and two debit cards — was stolen. One card was used at a gas station before both cards were cancelled.

May 7 The store manager at Publix at 2450 N. Federal Hwy. detained a man who stole sinus spray medication and Sudafed. Value of the items was $12.43. The man was issued a trespass warning and released.

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Posted on 16 May 2013 by LeslieM

Clean water rule needed

Dear Editor:

I am writing to you to urge the following two actions. As a concerned citizen, I would like to bring to your attention the dangers of mountaintop removal mining and the urgent steps we need to take to protect our nation’s Appalachian mountains and people before it is too late.

Mountaintop removal not only destroys and pollutes waterways and eliminates wildlife, but also affects access to clean water and contaminated air.

The President and Environmental Protection Agency need to set a strong, binding, clean water rule that will prevent the pollution and destruction of waterways by mountaintop removal mining waste.

Also, Congress must pass the ache act. I believe we have an obligation to preserve our national heritage for future generations, including our mountains and vital waterways, and to ensure that Appalachian communities are not bearing the brunt of our nation’s unsustainable energy decisions.


Marsha Holbert

Deerfield Beach



Posted on 16 May 2013 by LeslieM

Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo

Through Saturday, May 18

Alsdorf Park 2815 NE 14 St. Causeway Pompano Beach, FL

· Thursday, May 16 (Deadline 10 p.m.) Final Registration

· Friday, May 17— Weigh-Ins – May 17, 2-6 p.m.

· Saturday, May 18 – Weigh-Ins – Noon to 2 p.m., Awards Party – 6-11 p.m.

For more information and times: www.pompanofishingrodeo.com.

Showcase of the Arts”

Thursday, May 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

NE Focal Point Senior Center, multi-purpose room 227 NW 2 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Month. Instructors and participants from the Center’s Clay, Painting and Woodcarving classes will have an exhibit, demonstration of each medium. 954-480-4460.

DBES 1st Annual Silent Auction and Raffle

Thursday, May 16, 6 to 8 p.m.

Deerfield Beach Elementary School 650 NE 1 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Open to businesses and residents. Benefits over 650 students and families. To pre-purchase discounted raffle tickets or to donate, email ptadbes@gmail.com.

Groovin’ After Dark: Concert & Comedy Show

Friday, May 17, 7 to 10 p.m.

E. Pat Larkins Center 520 Hammondville Rd./ MLK Jr. Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Music, featuring T-Dogg, dancng, singing, comedy and more. $5. 954-786-4585.

Frank Congemi 2013 World Cup Beach Tennis

Friday, May 17 to Sun, May 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Volleyball courts north of the Deerfield Beach pier Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

FREE. Watch the excitement or register to participate for a chance to win $5,000 prize money! All ages and levels. Categories include: Men’s & Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Singles, Juniors. www.mybeachtennis.net.


5th Annual Benefit Classic Car Show

Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shoppes at Beacon Light 2400 N. Federal Hwy. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Presented by Exchange Club of Pompano Beach. Sponsored by Sheehan Autoplex. Bikini contest at noon, music by DJ Scott the Music Man, BBQ, classic cars. $20 car registration. Awards. Benefits local children’s charities of the Exchange Club. 954-783-6694.

Deerfield Beach Zonta Installation

Tuesday, May 21, 11 a.m.

Doubletree by Hilton 100 Fairway Dr. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Open to public. $30, includes dinner. RSVP and request lunch choice (Grilled Salmon, Chicken Masala or Brisket of beef). Queenrmv1@bellsouth.net or 561-750-7355.

North Broward Democratic Club meets

Wednesday, May 22, 7:30 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center 1801 NE 6 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Speaker: Nora Rupert, School Board Member, District 7. Topic: School Board Policies, Legislative and Redistricting Updates. FREE, open to public. Refreshments served. 954-783-8232.

SAVE THE DATE: St.Ambrose Mens Club Trip-Mardi Gras Casino

Friday, May 31, 10 a.m. sharp

St. Ambrose Church Parking Lot 380 S. Federal Hwy. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

$11 (includes: transportation, $5 free play, $3 food voucher). Reservations required: 954-856-6062.

SAVE THE DATE: First Annual Move Over Law Golf Tournament

Saturday, June 1, noon (registration), shotgun start – 1:30 p.m.

Boca Lago Country Club 8665 Juego Wy. Boca Raton, FL 33433

Sponsored by Emerald Towing, Towers With A Heart. Registration includes tournament play, gift bag, snacks/ beverages, buffet dinner. Contests & trophies, silent auction, raffle. Sponsorship: $100 to $5,000. Event held to raise awareness of Move Over law and to purchase billboard promoting the law. 800-239-0604.

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CLERGY CORNER: To really listen

Posted on 16 May 2013 by LeslieM

The Ten Commandments are referred to by many Sages as The Ten Utterances. The Ten Commandments were carved in stone, but, before they were written, The Children of Israel stood at the foot of Mount Sinai and heard those utterances. Some say we heard the words as though they all came at once. Others say that we each heard the utterances one word at a time, and still others say that each of us heard the utterances in our own way, to the best of our understanding. I adhere to this particular theory. I believe we hear most everything through a filter; not just the filter of our ears, but through the filter of our knowledge, our experience and our culture.

Perhaps that is why, each time we re-hear a chapter in the Torah chanted, we can glean something new out of it. The Torah hasn’t changed at all. It has the same words it has always had. But, hopefully, we have changed. We have grown, and, with that growth, we hear the words in a whole new and exciting way.

Words of Torah are, indeed, words we should listen to. But there are other words … mean words, nasty words, gossip that we should try to avoid letting into our ears.

In ancient days, it was suggested that we have a flap on our ears for just that reason. Of course, it has also been said that G-d gave us long fingers so that we could stick them in our ears for the very same reason. And, that G-d gave us feet so that we could walk away from evil speech. Wow, three ways to avoid having to listen to something sinful.

Austin O’Malley said, “We should thank G-d that He did not give us the power of hearing through walls, or we would have no friends.”

And there is even an expression that sums up the Ten Utterances well … you will all recognize the words, “Hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil.”

The ancients asked the question, “Why did G-d give us two ears but only one mouth,”and the answer was that so we should listen at least twice as much as we speak.

But poet Ralph Waldo Emerson reminds us that “The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue.” Of course, we know that if we listen to Loshen Hora there is a good chance that we are going to repeat it; after all, as human beings, we seem to get some great joy in being able to say something bad about someone, as long as that someone is not us.”

But, when we listen to The Ten Utterances, we are supposed to hear with more than just our ears … we are also supposed to listen with our eyes, our nose, our hands and, yes, our heart and our soul. This caused Groucho Marx to state, “One of the best hearing aides a man can have is an attentive wife.” I like that expression, especially as many have likened the event at Sinai to a marriage between G-d and The Children of Israel. If you are married, you had better take time to listen to your spouse when they need to talk. But, it is also true that if you really love someone, you have the ability to hear their unspoken needs. You can read the person you love like we read the Torah. You can hear the changes in inflection. You notice the little nuances. You listen, really listen, with every fiber of your being.

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: In the House & Iron Man 3

Posted on 09 May 2013 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano


Opening tomorrow, In the House is a French movie with English subtitles. Germain (Fabrice Luchini) is the Language Arts teacher and Claude (Ernst Umhauer) is the gifted student. Claude is given an assignment … write about your best friend. Claude writes about a classmate that he is tutoring in math.

While, bored with most students’ essays, Germain is intrigued with Claude’s story, who concludes each page with “to be continued.” Each night, Germain reads Claude’s essay to his hot wife, Jeanne (Kristin Scott Thomas), who treats the tale as a Harlequin Romance.

This film is a story within a story. Character perception shifts every five minutes. One is not certain if Claude’s experiences In the House are teen fantasy or potential criminal activity, which raises boundary issues between a teacher and his apt pupil. This is a film that will keep you guessing.

After the triumph of Marvel’s The Avengers, it would be hard to bring Marvel characters down to earth. However, the core of each Marvel superhero is their human vulnerability. After saving the world and looking into the dark abyss, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is suffering from PTSS – Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

Iron Man 3 opens on New Year’s Eve 1999, nine years before the events of the original Iron Man. Callow Tony Stark was wooing Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall) and snubbing young scientist Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), who wants Stark’s funding for a chemistry project.

Fourteen years later, Killian and Stark cross paths. Killian reveals his history with Stark’s current girlfriend, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Before a love triangle can solidify, the evil Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) issues terrorists attacks upon the United States of America and Tony Stark’s personal property. The fate of Planet Earth is not in question in Iron Man 3, but the fate of Tony Stark’s world and soul is.

Both In the House and Iron Man 3 are successful movies for their respective audiences and will provoke discussion. Only Iron Man 3 will be on the IMAX screen for five more days before it is bumped by Star Trek Into Darkness.

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