| April, 2014

Tornadoes hope for deep postseason run

Posted on 17 April 2014 by LeslieM

Pages 09-16By Gary Curreri

Pompano Beach High School’s Erin Sundook said the five seniors on the softball team are hoping to go out with a bang.

Sundook, 18, of Pompano Beach, along with fellow seniors Sabrina Akrouk, Marissa Lamberti, Noelle McGuire and Stephanie Obando have started and played for the Tornadoes since their freshman season.

This is our last year and we want to leave with a bang,” said Sundook, the team’s leading hitter and star catcher. “We always hit that roadblock in American Heritage-Plantation in the regional semifinals. Our ultimate goal is to knock that roadblock down. We have been doing really good and have just four losses on the season and that is amazing.”

Sundook, who is committed to attend Miami Dade College next season, has played softball since she was 8 and said it has always been her goal to play in college. For now, she will settle on taking out American Heritage- Plantation in the playoffs.

Sundook said this could be the best team they have had since she’s been at the school. “The senior class is huge,” Sundook said. “We have five seniors who have started all four years on varsity and we have been so close and we all know how to play together. I think we are molding well and fitting together and I think our pitcher (Jessica Abramson), who is only a junior, has stepped up great this year. She didn’t get much playing time last year and, this year, she has just proven herself tremendously.”

There is one thing about this team that we do not give up,” Sundook said. “Sometimes, things don’t go our way, but if you don’t stop fighting, you won’t find success. Our offense has to be on to beat Heritage.”

Pompano High coach John McGuire took over the head coaching job last month and has guided the Tornadoes (14- 5) to a 7-1 record. The team was 7-4 when he took over. McGuire has been with the program for four years and his daughter, Noelle, is the starting second baseman for the team.

The girls all get along,” McGuire said. “There is no animosity. I keep it a little light and they have fun, but they work hard. They go to the baseball team’s games together. There is good team unity.”

There are six travel programs represented on the team and McGuire said there are probably 4 or 5 girls that have played rec softball together since they were young. The team opens District 15-5A play on April 14 at Archbishop McCarthy. Pompano Beach lost earlier in the season to American Heritage- Plantation, 9-0, and said they are still searching for not only their first win over the team, but its first run.

Since 2010, the Tornadoes are 0-10 against American Heritage-Plantation and have been outscored 81-4. The last time Pompano Beach scored against the Patriots was Feb. 22, 2010 in a 7-4 loss. It scored four runs in the sixth inning in that contest, but, since that time, the Tornadoes have been blanked 74-0. “It is going to take an error free, whole team effort,” McGuire said. “We are going to sock the giant sooner or later. They all want to do it. In four years, it has always been a battle and they are getting closer and closer every year. I tell them we are going to get there.”

We haven’t crossed the plate against them in four years,” added McGuire, who is 7-0 since taking over as head coach a month ago. “I think they are sensing urgency, especially the seniors. Last year, we lost two seniors in our pitcher (Danielle Conboy) and shortstop (Gina Daigle). That was the best core we’ve had. Some of our girls this year have really stepped up.” McGuire said Abramson is one of them going 8-4 on the mound this season for the Tornadoes. McGuire’s daughter, Noelle, is headed to Lake Sumter State College in Florida, while first baseman Sabrina Akrouk is also still being looked at by several colleges.

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FLICKS: PBIFF, openings of Joe & German Doctor

Posted on 17 April 2014 by LeslieM

Pages 09-16By Dave Montalbano

http://cinemadave.livejournal.com

For veterans working on their second decade covering the 19th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), there was a positive vibe this year. While not quite the glory days when Louise Fletcher, Robert Davi and Malcolm McDowell visited, there was a sense that those glory days are on the horizon. It also helped that they showcased some fine films.

Life Inside and Out took the Best Feature Film award. It is a domestic drama written by Maggie Bird. Bird also co-stars with her son Finneas O’Connor, who play the fictional mother and sullen son. Both Bird and O’Connor were in attendance for the closing ceremony at the Cinemark last Thursday night.

The best documentary went to Faberge: A Life of its Own. Created during the times of the Russian Tsars, these “Easter Eggs” tell a fascinating story involving international intrigue. The film also documents the commercial opportunities that these golden eggs created.

Lion Ark took the Best Documentary Audience Award, a film that screened at last year’s Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. This film, about saving lions from circuses in Bolivia, features a triumphant conclusion after much danger and politics.

On the box office horizon, Nicholas Cage is making a critical return with Joe. Unlike the action hero roles that have paid his bills for the past two decades, Cage returns to a complex role that he used to be known for. Joe is an ex-convict with a bad attitude, who is given a chance for salvation when he meets a bullied boy in the south.

In two weeks, The German Doctor opens at area art house movie theaters. Winner of nine Sur Awards (Argentine’s Oscar), this film is about a doctor who befriends a family in Argentina. Unknown to the family, this doctor is actually a dangerous criminal who is being pursued by Israeli agents.

It has been 10 years since The Passion of Christ broke box office records for best foreign language film (a box office record that still stands). Since then, director Mel Gibson’s career has floundered but the film did tap a marketplace that had been ignored by Hollywood executives,– ticket-buying Christians. This week’s box office results will prove to be an interesting commentary for Easter Sunday.

Happy Easter!

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 17 April 2014 by LeslieM

DEERFIELD

April 2 A woman reported the windshield on her car parked at 959 SE 2 Ave. smashed by a piece of concrete.

April 3 It was reported that someone smashed the window to a rear bedroom of a house at 424 NW 2 Way.

April 3 A woman shopping at the Dollar Tree at 4008 W. Hillsboro Blvd. reported that her wallet was stolen from her purse. The wallet contained an ID, credit cards and $210.

April 3 A car parked at 550 2 Ave. was broken into and $1,500 worth of jewelry stolen.

April 4 A man reported his home at 431 NE 43 St. burglarized.

April 4 A man reported that $2,900 was stolen from his apartment at 4401 Crystal Lake Dr.

DEERFIELD – District 4

April 4 Residential burglary took place in Deer Run, at 387 SW 35 Ave. The front door was kicked in. A watch and $100 cash was taken.

April 7 Residential burglary was reported in Water ford Homes, at 2708 SW 14 Dr. No forced entry was used or any sign of entry. Suspect took money from a small safe and put the safe in the pool.

April 9 Theft – Retail/ Shoplifting occurred in Trail Plaza at 1829 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

CVS shift supervisor advised BSO of a male who entered the store, selected 4 razors and put them in his pockets. He left the store without paying while being confronted.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

March 22 Victim said someone stole a bag that contained his laptop computer from a cart at the store at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. Loss was $634.99.

March 24 A mountain bike was stolen from the rear patio at 4480 N. Federal Hwy. Loss was $470.

March 24 Someone stole a 10-year-old bike from in front of the store at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. Loss was $50.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Posted on 17 April 2014 by LeslieM

RE: Deerfield politics

Dear Editor:

At a previous commission meeting and from letters in the press, I have been vilified as the wicked witch of the west. The one thing I am guilty of is that I do interrupt, and I shall make a conscious effort to not do that in the future.

I shall begin with the allegations thrown out. I did not scream at the District 1 Commissioner. I called and asked him whether he was aware that his nominee [for the fire pension board] was the blogger’s father. I asked the same question of the District 2 and District 4 Commissioners, and, since this was after the vote had already been recorded, it certainly was not a violation of the Sunshine law — or maybe the letter writer does not know what the definition of the Sunshine law is.

Next, is the District 2 Commissioner… I am fair game [for any comments about bigotry] but my late husband, Dr. Robb, is not. Where was the commissioner in 1958 when we purchased the practice from Dr. Schmidt and were told that there had to be a white and black waiting room? We were from Philadelphia and were stunned at the requirement. The Afro-American community that the commissioner is supposed to serve would testify that Dr. Robb took loving care of them. Ask the Judge who gave the main address at the Martin Luther King Breakfast. She told the audience that she would not be here today without the loving care she received from Dr. Robb. Ask the many District 2 residents who have Dr. Robb’s name on their birth certificates.

And then there is the District 3 Commissioner, who claims that the former Director of Planning and Growth Management retired because of me. Not true, and when he comes back as a consultant, you can ask him.

The Assistant City Manager [and former CRA Director] is another story, as I was not enamored with his performance at the CRA, which was probably influenced by his record at North Miami Beach, and he knew it. $6 million and 4 years to pave Hillsboro Boulevard and $5.5 million to build the pier diner, when a snack bar was all that was needed. Instead of purchasing the motels at the entrance to the beach, the CRA will spend $5.7 million on Sullivan Park. That is why I supported the city manager’s request to sunset the CRA, but the commission said “NO.”

The only person who I have ever had a verbal confrontation with in City Hall is the manager, but if you or anyone else has a name to offer, let’s hear it. In City Hall, I deal with the manager’s staff and the clerk’s office, so I know I have had a good working relationship with them.

As for the District 4 Commissioner, I have taken all of his jabs at me since the day I took this office, so enough said. And I have said that I am not involved with the recall effort against him and would like him to know that my campaign manager and I are not bound at the hip. He certainly has a mind of his own and goes his own way.

Do I have a legitimate complaint that I can’t get anything done?

At the request of a number of realtors, I wanted a referendum to rescind 11.01 that was passed in 2002 and has stymied beach development and has resulted in the proliferation of sober houses in the beach area.

I wanted the purchase of the motels at the beach entrance way, but the commission wanted to spend the money in Sullivan Park.

I wanted a referendum to determine whether the voters wanted to move the municipal elections to November. Couldn’t get that.

Wanted to get a referendum for the sale of the property at Hillsboro and Federal, since the manager said the [fire] station would be in need of major repairs and had gotten an estimate of the money we could earn from the sale. That went nowhere.

Wanted Habitat for Humanity to get 5 of the vacant lots the city owned, but the commission insisted we go to bid, although the city’s procurement policy exempts non-profit organizations from such.

After toying with the Director of the Housing Authority and the Housing Authority for months over their takeover of the western CRA, the commission decided once again that we had to bid out the contract. Once again, not a requirement of the city’s procurement policy.

The malcontents who get up at every meeting to attack me are entitled to their opinions, but when will they realize that the election was in 2013, and their candidate lost — so live with it?

I’ll be here for the next 3 years and if you think you have evidence to have me removed, then bring it on.

Jean M. Robb

Mayor

City of Deerfield Beach

Relay appreciates communities’ support

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Relay For Life of Deerfield Beach/ Lighthouse Point & Hillsboro Beach, we thank these wonderful communities — and Deerfield BSO — for the overwhelming support for our Relay, which took place April 5- 6. We could not have made this happen without our outstanding committee.

We broke all records with 47 teams, 434 registered participants and “over-the-top” fundraising. Our goal was $118,000 and, as of Sunday morning [April 6], we raised $126,000!

Special thanks to the City of Deerfield Beach for providing the many resources that contributed to the success that it was.

We also appreciate the numerous sponsors and other businesses, including the Deerfield Observer, that supported us. This was truly communities coming together to Finish the Fight!

Nona Breitenstein, Event Chair

Karen Hardy, Event Co-Chair

Thank you, and farewell

Dear Editor:

Unfortunately, time is not set aside often enough to simply say “thank you.”

I am truly fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with many sincerely caring individuals as we, here in South Florida, continue our efforts to build community and improve our environment.

Thank you for being part of the work and part of the community and part of my professional endeavors.

Nearly 5 years ago, the City of Deerfield Beach provided an opportunity for me to play a role in its redevelopment and I was sincerely appreciative.

Now, as I move on from Deerfield Beach, please allow me this moment to say THANK YOU!

Regards,

Keven Klopp

Assistant City Manager And former CRA Director

Deerfield Beach

Editor’s note: Keven Klopp is moving on to a new challenge as Director of Development Services for the City of Hallandale.

RE: Metering The Cove Parking Lot

Dear Editor:

This is in response to Mr. Jolivet’s April 10 Letter to the Editor.

Using the 460 South Ocean project to falsely blame the “Save Our Beach referendum” shows he did not do his research.

The 460 South Ocean project was unanimously approved by the city commission with all requested variances on May 2, 2006. The property owner received exactly what it requested from the city commission.

From the minutes of the commission meeting: “[The District 1 Commissioner at that time], Vice Mayor Militello said…, she supports the project. She said that this would allow the applicant to keep the design of the project and give some uniqueness on the beach.”

Why they turned it into a drug rehab facility has nothing to do with the building codes. To blame the 2002 Referendum for problems in the beach area is ridiculous.

The 2002 Referendum was approved by 75 percent of the voters to assist in preventing the increasing congestion in the beach area and difficulty in beach access. Responsible development is what our residents voted for.

RE: His suggestion that metering The Cove Shopping Center parking lot is a bad idea. The 780+ parking meters in the beach area generate $1.2 million. He says that metering the 500+ parking spaces in The Cove will bring in $3 million a year. That is so not true.

The surest way to kill businesses at The Cove is to put in metered parking there, something that no other shopping center in the city has. If you kill the business in The Cove, you will not generate any parking revenue from the meters.

These bad ideas and lack of logic advocated seem to have the ear of the Mayor, but fortunately, very few others.

If this is Mr. Jolivet’s logic on generating revenue for the city, I have to question why the Mayor asked him to present his ideas for economic development to the commission at their Dec.3, 2013 meeting.

Marge Hilton

Deerfield Beach

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HAPPENINGS

Posted on 17 April 2014 by LeslieM

Easter celebration

Saturday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

FREE. Arts and crafts, face painting, free bag of popcorn, free carousel rides, photo op with Easter Bunny. First 500 kids to take a picture with the Easter Bunny get a special Easter bag and coloring book. For more information, visit www.pompanociticentre.com.

Spring Fling Art & Craft show

Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sanborn Square 72 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, FL 33432

This free spring event will showcase handmade jewelry, arts and crafts from a variety of vendors. 561-393-7995.

Free Easter Celebration

Saturday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

FREE. Arts and crafts, and face painting. Free bag of popcorn, free carousel rides, photo opp with Easter Bunny! First 500 kids to take a picture with the Easter Bunny get a special Easter bag and coloring book. For more information, visit www.pompanociticentre.com.

7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 20, 10:30 a.m.

Boomers 3100 Airport Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33431

For information,visit www.boomersparks.com/site/boca.

Cuisine of the Region

Wednesday, April 23, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

901 Hillsboro Mile Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062

Cusine from local restaurants, auction and raffles. Benefits NE Focal Point. $50 in advance and $60 at the door. For info., call 954-480-4460 or email rwilliams@deerfieldbeach. Com.

Child Abuse Prevention Awareness fundraiser

Wednesday, April 23, 4 to 9 p.m.

PDQ 2341 N. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

By The Pompano Beach Exchange Club. 10 percent of proceeds during this time will go to The Children’s Healing Institute. Exchange Club members will be handing out literature on child abuse prevention, as this is one of the club’s main goals. 954-785-6285.

Wine, Women & Shopping!

Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The Sonoma House 220 NE 11 St. Boca Raton, FL 33432

Wine & chocolate pairing, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment. $25. Fundraiser with the latest fashion trends and must haves! Proceeds benefit patients, caregivers and families impacted by cancer. www.bridesagainst breastcancer.org.

Dine Out

Thursday, April 24

J. Mark’s Restaurant 1245 N. Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

100 percent of lunch and dinner proceeds from Ft. Lauderdale location will be going to Broward House in the fight to help save lives! Owners, Steve Wilson and Ariel Ayala continue their support in the community in which they live and work. Reservations recommended. 954-390-0770.

Save the date: 4th Annual Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival

Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26

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

Foodies, get ready for this two-day extravaganza of gastronomical delights, live entertainment, culinary classes, wines from around the world and more. Visit www.deerfield beachwineandfoodfestival.com for tickets and info.

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CLERGY CORNER: Admit It – get rid of it

Posted on 17 April 2014 by LeslieM

This week, I Googled “skin deep.” I came up with a ton of hits, but the first was for a line of cosmetics. What do we use cosmetics for? We use them to make ourselves look better. We use them to cover up various real or perceived flaws on our face and elsewhere. I think we all deal with skin conditions over the course of our lifetimes as sometimes we are quite thick skinned and sometimes we are quite thin skinned.

Sometimes, we are so sure that we are right that we stubbornly refuse to even consider for even a split second that we might in some way be in the wrong. And, other times, we are so sensitive that no matter what someone may say to us or how they might look at us, we view it as a sleight.

And on those occasions, where we find out that what we perceived as an insult was in no way, shape or form meant as one, or when we find that we were wrong and someone else was right, apologies and admissions of error do not come so easily. In fact, we will often try to cover up the error of our ways.

But imagine if each time you said something bad about someone, that an icky, pussy growth appeared on your face, or your hands, or somewhere else so apparent that anyone seeing you would notice it immediately. What would you try to do?

Well, not too long ago a woman, who suffered her third fall, as she continued to insist she did not need the walker that had been prescribed for her, was re-admitted to a local health center. Only, this time, I was informed by staff that, unlike the other times, she was not coming out of her room. She refused to go to therapy and she turned down all the activities that were available at the center. I went to her room to see her and when I got a look at her face and saw the giant shiner, the big black eye on her face, I figured it had happened during the fall. And do you know why she refused to go out of her room? That’s right, she didn’t want anyone to see her like that.

One of the staff offered to put some cosmetics on to cover it up as much as possible, but I am not so sure that that was the wisest thing to do for this particular woman. I think this woman needed to let others see her shiner and I think, when they asked her what happened, she should use it to teach others the error of her ways … that she should admit that she got it because she was too darned stubborn to listen. And, I think, in doing so, she might not only have helped convince someone else to use a walker, but she would constantly be programming her own thought patterns to use it in the future.

On this Pesach, this Festival of Freedom, I hope that each time you hear yourself complaining about something that someone else does or says that you don’t like, instead of immediately trying to change them, go home, stand in front of the mirror and take a good long look at yourself and, then, go about admitting your own faults and begin the work of freeing yourself from those very faults that you so plainly see in others.

Shalom my friends,

Rabbi Craig H. Ezring

Rabbi Ezring is the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Israel of Deerfield Beach. We welcome you to join our warm and caring family for Shabbat and festival services. We’ll make your heart glow…who knows, you might even fall in love with Shul all over again.

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BSO Sgt, Deputies rammed in Deerfield

Posted on 16 April 2014 by JLusk

 

Shortly after 3 a.m., BSO deputies were responding to a call from an Oakland Park resident that her car alarm was going off. A BSO sergeant en route to the home saw a Chevy Malibu with dark tinted windows leaving the area at a high rate of speed. The vehicle sped onto Interstate 95 and into Deerfield Beach, where the driver rammed a deputy’s vehicle and continued to flee. In the process, he hit two other BSO vehicles, incapacitating the Malibu. He then bailed out of the car and ran through a relative’s apartment, over a barbed-wire fence and into a field. BSO deputies used the helicopter and K-9s to track him, and he was eventually apprehended. Two of the deputies he rammed were transported to Broward Health North Medical Center. Their injuries do not appear to be serious.  A sergeant driving the third vehicle that was hit was uninjured. The suspect, Derek Fuller (10/21/87), was transported to the hospital for treatment of a dog bite before going to jail. Currently out of jail on bond, he faces multiple charges including three counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault, fleeing and eluding and possession of cocaine. BSO Violent Crimes Unit detectives are investigating the incident.

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Sailsmen win Final Sail! Doing it All/Hardway wins the Jacket!

Posted on 15 April 2014 by JLusk

 

April 12th concluded the last leg in the near 2 Million dollar Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series. In pursuit of the esteemed burgundy jacket, teams have been competing since December to claim the title of world’s best. With a total of 92 points, Doing it All/Team Hardway landed that honor at the awards ceremony for the Final Sail championship tournament. They fish out of a 35 foot ST Contender as opposed to their competitors with much larger sport fishing type of boats. Triple 300 mercury out boards, custom Blue Water folding tower.

 

They fished four seasons, averaging 8 tournaments per season. They placed in the top 10 % with each tournament.

 

Daryl Deka – Owns a Landscaping Company (Palm Beach Broward Landscaping)

 

Mark Lamb – Owns a Roofing Company (Storm Roofing Inc)

 

Rick Burton – Owns a Roofing Company (Native Roofng Inc)

 

Jimmy Dalrymple – Tarpon Guide Islamorada

 

Billy Vanderhorn – Sign Company

 

Alex Burgess – Fishing Charters

 

Boat Team photo

Jackets

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FLICKS: PBIFF & Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age

Posted on 10 April 2014 by LeslieM

Pages 09-16By Dave Montalbano

http://cinemadave.livejournal.com

The announcement that Mickey Rooney passed away last Sunday showcases the cultural impact of the Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) to our local community. Rooney was honored at the 2008 PBIFF and his career represents the golden age of Hollywood. From the Andy Hardy and My Friend Flicka movies to the original Night at the Museum and The Muppets, Rooney’s name is known by young and old.

This year, Rick McKay’s Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age, was shown and he was honored with a Visionary Award. Eleven years ago, McKay screened his work-in-progress, Broadway: The Golden Age, at the fest. With Fay Wray as his trusty consort, McKay earned his first festival award then. That film is on regular rotation on PBS fundraising drives.

Broadway: The Golden Age is a great documentary that should be shown in all performing arts schools, for the people who were interviewed are now considered legends of the Great White Way, including Marlon Brando, Ethel Merman and Kim Hunter. With his nonfussy camera work creating an intimate experience between subject and interviewer, McKay conducted some great interviews with Bea Arthur, Carol Burnett and Gwen Verdon. This film reminded us about forgotten heroes like John Raitt, who was the original voice in the first Rogers & Hammerstein musicals. Raitt is best known today as Bonnie Raitt’s daddy.

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age covers the next generation of Broadway. It is the late seventies and mid eighties, a dark time on the Great White Way. Theaters are closing and buildings are going into disrepair. In these days of economic malaise, performers either bond or find new careers in film or television.

Meet Bob Fosse. With an Oscar for his direction of Cabaret and an Emmy for the television special Liza with a Z, Fosse went on to garner the Tony Award for Pippin, which made Ben Vereen a star and featured Irene Ryan’s (Beverly Hillbillies’ granny) last performance. Pippin was not a success, but Fosse decided to think out of the box and directed his own television commercial featuring 30 seconds of the show. At the end of the commercial, the announcer said, “If you want to see the rest of the … show, come to the Mayfair Theater on Broadway.” The rest is legend.

Robert Morse (who was also honored at PBIFF with a Lifetime Achievement Award Monday night), Robert Redford, Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera share some great backstage stories about productions that succeed and opening nights that bombed. The cast of Ain’t Misbehavin’ share stories about racism and hailing a taxi that become comedic in their absurdity. Of course, the only way to end Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age is with a grand finalé. The story about the longevity of A Chorus Line certainly qualifies as a graceful exit.

PBIFF is also about the future. Tonight, the closing night of the fest, Jason Priestly (known for Beverly Hills 90210) makes his directorial debut at the Cinemark Palace in Boca Raton with Cas & Dylan, showing at 7 p.m. (www.pbifilmfest.org).

Last but not least, kudos to Jeremy Emerman, Deerfield Beach High School graduate and son of Randi Emerman PBIFF president and CEO. That teenager who I used to work the red carpet with a decade ago, has become the camera man for some of the biggest blockbusters of recent history, including The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 10 April 2014 by LeslieM

DEERFIELD BEACH

March 28 A man was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics at 166 SW 3 St. The man fled a traffic stop and was found in possession of bags of marijuana and methamphetamine.

March 27 It was reported that someone attempted to break into a home at 423 Alamanda Lane in Pine Tree Mobile Home Park. The person attempted to pry a door open.

March 27 It was reported that motor vehicle parts were stolen from 5225 N. Dixie Hwy.

March 27 A man reported that a FedEx package was stolen from his porch at 4310 Crystal Lake Dr.

March 28 It was reported that a woman stole items from Publix at 3740 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

March 30 It was reported that someone stole a wallet and cell phone from the office at a Mobile station at 1200 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

DEERFIELD — District 4

March 23 Drugs/narcotics were reported in Deer Creek at 360 Jefferson Dr. BSO made contact with several subjects outside in the parking lot. A strong odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle. Subject was arrested and released on NTA (notice to appear in court).

March 24 Criminal mischief took place in Starlight Cove, 3899 NW 7 Place. The caller advised BSO that she left the residence at 1:30 p.m. and returned at 6 p.m. to notice that her rear bedroom sliding glass door was cracked (broken). No entry was made into the residence.

March 25 Theft – Retail / Shoplifting occurred at Target, at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Subject was observed by the Target Loss prevention Officer taking an electronic blue tooth speaker from the shelf and entering a fitting room with it. Subject then removed the electronics from the box and placed the empty box back on the shelf. The subject exited the store without paying for the item and left in his vehicle. He was apprehended shortly after.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

March 21 Victim said someone stole $320 in cash from a vending machine located at 5340 N. Federal Hwy. The victim said the lock was broken and it would cost $150 to repair. Total loss was $470.

March 21 Victim, who lives at 2210 NE 33 St., said he was reviewing his credit online and found that credit accounts were opened in his name.

March 22 Subject took four beers valued at $8 from the store at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. He was apprehended outside the store.

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