| July, 2017

Highlands holds successful hoops camps

Posted on 26 July 2017 by LeslieM

Highlands holds successful hoops camps

By Gary Curreri

For more than two decades, Highlands Christian Academy (HCA) has hosted an annual summer basketball camp at the school.

Jim Good, who serves as the school athletic director and boys’ varsity basketball coach, has been there for most of those camps as he just completed his 20th year. Good’s predecessor, Reg Cook, the former AD and boys varsity basketball coach, started the camp in 1986 with 19 campers in attendance.

I am always grateful and excited that we are able to offer basketball camp here at HCA,” said Good, who has worked the camps since 1998. “It is by far our most successful athletic camp we do in the summer. I am extremely thankful for our coaches who do a tremendous job leading, working stations, sharing devotions and officiating games.”

 This year’s staff included several of the HCA Basketball coaches: Luke Still (Boys JV), Josh Good (Boys JH), Jeff Sullivan (Boys 6th grade), John Wilson (Girls Varsity) and Caris Everette (Girls Elementary).

Also, Max Spinner, head coach at Boca High and former Bobcats player, came every morning in our older group to lead our “Defensive Session,” Jim Good added. “Coach Spinner created and provided quality instruction and drills on defense. 

I have always been impressed with his teaching and coaching style and have watched his teams really buy into defense,” Good continued. “It was great to have an outside voice who provided energy and enthusiasm in implementing some new defensive drills.”

Also, Max Spinner, head coach at Boca High and former Bobcats player, came every morning in our older group to lead our “Defensive Session,” Jim Good added. “Coach Spinner created and provided quality instruction and drills on defense. 

Good said the camp theme was from Philippians 2:13 which reads, “In humility, consider others better than yourselves.”

Our typical morning included a devotion from one of our coaches as they shared a spiritual truth for the day,” he said. “We then focused the entire group on warm-up runs, dribbling, ball-handling and stretching.”

Every morning, the campers performed several speed and agility drills led by the coaches in a station format. The group was then divided up to work on individual skill and development with lay-ups, cone drills and shooting. The first week consisted of 35 elementary school students, while the second week consisted of 50 children in the junior high and high school age groups. 

Each day a specific skill was broken down for the campers to focus on. Every day, the campers competed in a different trophy competition, which included one on one, two on two, free throws and hot shots. Lunch was off campus at Chick-fil-A and CiCi’s Pizza, while the afternoon consisted of full court five on five games.

The school also held camps for softball, track and field, and indoor soccer. The remaining camps offered at the school next week (July 31-Aug. 4) include golf and girls volleyball. Please visit the website at www.highlandsknights.org for more information.

Simply Soccer camps offered

The Simply Soccer camp is winding up its 29th year of summer camps in nearby Coral Springs. 

The camp is for boys and girls, ages 5-15, and of all skill levels, which are taught a variety of soccer skills from dribbling to shooting.

There are three sessions each day ranging from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; extended hours camp from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a Tiny Tot program for kids ages 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Full day campers must bring a soccer ball, swimsuit, shin guards, water bottle and lunch. You do not have to be a city resident to attend.

The camp has just three sessions left this summer including July 31 to Aug. 4; Aug. 7 to 11, and Aug. 14 to 18.

You can register daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs. For information on the Coral Springs camp, call 954-345-2200.

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FLICKS: Remembering Skip Sheffield, The Midwife

Posted on 26 July 2017 by LeslieM

By “Cinema” Dave

http://cinemadave.livejournal.com

After 18 years of writing this column, I take pride that I am the longest film columnist in Broward County. Yet, across the Broward/Palm Beach County line, columnist Skip Sheffield bested me by a dozen years. A veteran of the old Boca Raton News, Skip had been a freelance columnist and, like me, had his own blog. As rival columnists, we crossed paths — but never swords. We shared joined interviews with Neale Donald Walsch and James Cromwell. We were not competitive and, afterward, we enjoyed conversations and swapped stories about other celebrity interviews that we had.

Skip died in his sleep last Thursday night. (pg. 12)

The last time I saw Skip was at a critic’s screening of The Last Word, starring Shirley Maclaine and Amanda Seyfried.  Typical of Skip, he arrived on his motorcycle shortly before the screening began and he left when the final credits began to roll. While I liked The Last Word more than Skip did, we both shared an appreciation for Shirley Maclaine’s performance. With Skip’s passing, my profession has suffered a major loss of a colleague who understood cinematic legends and community history.

The Midwife — a French film with cinematic icon Catherine Deneuve, opens tomorrow in area theaters. Though Deneuve is more of a supporting character, Catherine Frot portrays the title character, the Midwife. This drama starts off with serious heartbreak, but leads to comedic redemption by the final reel.

Besides being a midwife, Claire (Frot) is a single mother who has empty nest issues. Claire’s adult son is entering medical school. After a successful day of birthing babies, Claire is contacted by Beatrice (Denevue), a woman with a past. Beatrice had broken Claire’s father’s heart.

Claire and Beatrice are an odd couple. Whereas Claire is serious and focused, Beatrice is flaky with a tendency for melodrama. The two form a unique partnership because Claire is a caregiver and Beatrice is a hypochondriac. Clocking in at 116 minutes, The Midwife is a breezy movie that features good performances and many unique child births.

Steven Spielberg released Saving Private Ryan toward the end of the summer blockbuster season 19 years ago. Despite being a serious R-rated motion picture, that film dominated the box office during the summer of 1998. It looks like Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk will be repeating the cinematic history this summer. Grossing over $55 million in its opening weekend, this PG-13 rated war movie has generated much word of mouth on the street. Expect The Observer to review this future classic that has already created Oscar buzz.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 26 July 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

July 11: A man was arrested and charged with aggravated battery. He attacked a pregnant woman that he knew. The incident was reported at 225 NW 1Terr.

July 11: A man was arrested and charged with three counts of retail theft of which one was felony grand theft at Publix at 3740 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

July 11: A woman was issued a Notice to Appear in court after stealing toddler crocs and Tupperware from Bealls at 1079 S. Federal Hwy.

July 11: Someone attempted to break into a home at 720 NW 42 Way. The individual was unable to enter.

July 11: Someone smashed a window to break into a home at 5140 E. Lakes Dr. and ransacked the home.

Lighthouse Point

July 1: Police responded to a loose dog in the area of 4500 NE 24 Terr. The dog had returned home prior to police arriving.

July 1: A resident called police and said there were three females on his property at 2228 NE 25 St. that he did not know and wanted them trespassed. The subjects were gone when police arrived.

July 3: The victim said he was visiting a friend in Lighthouse Point and thought he ran over something around 2900 N. Federal Hwy. When he got home, he realized his dealer tag was missing.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.) 

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HAPPENINGS

Posted on 26 July 2017 by LeslieM

Health & Financial Wellness Fair

Thursday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

There will be free screenings for Glucose, Blood Pressure,Spinal Screenings and more! Experts on-site! Medical experts available to answer questions. Show Me The Money! Free 30 minute financial workshops, providing information on Balancing Stress Before and After Retirement, Cybercrime, Broward 211 free services, Strengthening your Relationship and ICMA RC presenting Managed Accounts. $25 gift card give-away at each financial seminar! Workshops will be held in a private room at the east end of the building during the fair. For more information and directions, call 954-786-4111.

Open Studio with a model

Friday, July 28, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Practice sketching and painting. Bring your own supplies. No instructor. This is a chance to explore your medium. Limited easels available on a first-come-first-served basis. Every Friday. The cost is $10. Must be 18 or older. For more information, call 954-284-0141.

Meet & Greet Code Compliance & BSO

Saturday, July 29, 9 to 10 a.m.

Ada Graham Johnson Park

155 SW 34 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

District 4 Commissioner Todd Drosky would like to invite residents out to meet local Code Compliance & Broward Sheriff’s Officers. Staff will be available for an informal question and answer session with representatives from the Code Compliance Division, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Community Affairs Team and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers.

Birdies & Blues 4-person Scramble

Saturday, July 29, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Crystal Lake Golf Club

3810 Crystal Lake Dr.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

4-Person Scramble tournament with lunch and a live Blues Band featuring Hall of Fame of Blues talent! Contest and prizes for closest to the pin, long drive and 1st place. All this for just $30 per person! Also, $3 Goose Island IPA pints and $6 Woodford Reserves all day. Stop by in person or call the Proshop at 954-943-2902 to reserve your space.

Deerfield Beach Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, July 29, 4 to 11:55 p.m.

Wheels of Man

1252 SW 1 Way

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free entry for contestants. Free chili. Entry $3 per person or $5 per couple. Live music, 50/50 raffle. Winner of the contest will receive a cash prize, a plaque and their name on their trophy. The Wheels of Man Motorcycle Club has been riding since 1973. www.wheelsofmanmc.com

Randi & WildFire Light up the Night

Saturday, July 29, 8 to 11 p.m.

Galuppi’s

1103 N. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Nothing sounds sweeter than Randi and the WildFire band on their outdoor stage overlooking the greens! Call 954-785-0226 to reserve a “band box” (extra charge) or get there early for best seating (no charge) and just in time to place your dinner & drink orders.

Sundays at Butler House” Multi-Family Backyard “Garage” Sale

Sunday, July 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach FL 33441

Free entrance with optional purchases; donations. There will be loads of absolutely unbelievable “stuff,” bargain hunter delights, antiques and collectables. You can be a vendor or a shopper. Food is available for purchase and will have free tours of the Butler House. Applications are available by contacting judithofdfb@gmail.com or elilly707@aol.com. For information regarding membership or special activities, call 954-429-0378 or visit www.deerfieldbeachhistoricalsociety.com/events.

Michaels Grand Opening

Sunday, July 30, noon

Michaels

3559 N. Federal Hwy

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Go and meet 101.5 Lite FM host Gayle Garton at Michaels Arts & Crafts grand opening.

Tuesday Night Beach Dances

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 7 to 9 p.m.

Main Beach Parking Lot

149 SE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Johnny Vincent will be playing for your entertainment. Wear your dancing shoes and bring your beach chair for a fun evening under the stars. Free. For more information, call 954-480-4429.

Save the Date: Stress Reduction Techniques to Manage Anxiety!

Monday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.

NE Focal Point Senior Center

227 NW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Learn techniques to improve your mental and physical well-being. Healthy Mind – Healthy Body! Licensed Mental Health Counselor Kelly Gallo welcomes seniors to join her on-going discussion groups. Join anytime. Individual counseling sessions are also available. Call 954-480-4449 for information or to schedule an appointment.

I Love the 90’s Tour

Saturday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m.

Pompano Beach Amphitheatre

1801 NE 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

After a massive 2016 with over 110 shows across North America, the I Love the ‘90s Tour will continue its momentum in 2017, making its way to the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre on Aug.19. The show promises fans an unbelievable live experience, with a lineup of the ‘90s most iconic acts, including Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Coolio and Young MC. Limited number of I Love the ‘90s Tour VIP packages are available, including exclusive Vanilla Ice and Salt N Pepa VIP meet & greet packages, for details please visit www.future-beat.com. Tickets: $25-$128, to purchase, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 954-519-5500. For updates on upcoming tour dates, visit http://ilovethe90stour.com.

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CLERGY CORNER: Earthly residence, heavenly citizenship

Posted on 26 July 2017 by LeslieM

I happened to be in Ontario, Canada for their sesquicentennial celebration. One hundred and fifty years ago, four provinces agreed to confederation and joined forces to become one country. The celebration on July 1st included ceremonies in Ottawa, a prayer rally in Kingston and fireworks everywhere. At a Sunday service in Mississauga, one of the political leaders made a presentation that included the history behind confederation. One of his comments remarked on the differences between Canada and its neighbor to the south. One hundred and fifty years ago, Canada was uniting in federation while America was divided by a civil war. Canada embraces immigration and boasts a multicultural existence in most of its major cities. America is apprehensive about the effects of illegal immigration and boasts in the uniqueness of being “America.”

His comments made me think about how nations view themselves in the world. Canada is indeed a beautiful country as seen in both its people and its landscape. Its citizens were right to celebrate their heritage and distinction. On the point of being multicultural, the comment was made that “Canada is what the world wants to be like.” Similarly, Independence Day celebrations were as spectacular and moving as always in America. I listened to the excitement of some who were interviewed after receiving citizenship on the fourth of July. It reinforced the fact that many in the world still view America as the land of opportunity and freedom. And, for all of Canada’s multi-cultural appeal, more immigrants live and work in this country than our neighbor to the north.

Regardless of which country one may emigrate to, once there, he is bound by its laws and subject to its culture. There will always be sections of cities that host large numbers of ethnic or foreign-born residents (and we may refer to them as Chinatown or little Haiti etc.) but they inevitably exist within the confines of U.S. or Canadian governmental oversight. It’s like the apartment-dweller who can decorate with whatever personal items he chooses to make the place his home but the building belongs to and is governed by the owner. There are limits to your freedom and expectations of your responsibility.

At a recent funeral of a Christian minister, the eulogist remarked that the departed had finally gone home. It was a reminder of the Biblical position that believers are residents on earth whose citizenship is in heaven (see Philippians 3:20). To put it another way, Christians may reside among the nations of the world but they belong to the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God refers to the rule of God in the hearts and lives of men. The Bible teaches that God’s physical rule and kingdom will be established by the Messiah at the end of the age. In the meantime, believers live within the parameters of God’s laws as outlined in the Bible. In doing so, they bring God’s light to the darkness of the world.

In Matthew 6:9-10, Jesus taught His disciples to pray “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Rather than be caught up with the worries of life, Jesus encouraged His followers, in verse 33, to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Like any earthly kingdom, there are specific entrance requirements to access God’s kingdom. In John 3:3, Nicodemus learns that “unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” While America and Canada rightfully celebrate their heritage as premier nations of the world, the truth is that they did not always exist. And some nations and people that once existed have faded into the footnotes of history. How reassuring for believers then to know that they are citizens of a kingdom which cannot be shaken (Hebrews 12:28) and is an everlasting kingdom (Psalm 145:13).

Bishop Patrick L. Kelly is the pastor of Cathedral Church of God, 365 S. Dixie Hwy., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. 954-427-0302.

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Film Carpet X showcases local talent

Posted on 26 July 2017 by LeslieM

By Rachel Galvin

For the 10th time, local Alexandra Bello will be showcasing the work of local filmmakers at her event called Film Carpet. Film Carpet X is sure to be bigger than all of her events that have led up to it. At each event, she has shown short films and other types of videos and trailers. She has featured different types of entertainment as well, everything from an electronic saxophone player to a ballet piece accompanied by a violinist. You never know what to expect. In addition, she always gathers plenty of sponsors to be able to give out some great raffle prizes. The best part about one of her events is that people can strike a pose on the red carpet and be interviewed by the local paparazzi. It is a great chance to network with others in the biz and for budding filmmakers to have their work be seen.

Slated to be shown this night are the following short films: Meet My Mother by Alexandra Bello from ABPTV, directed by Stephano R. Schlanger, 8 Count by David Fumero, Prank from Vivian Orozco from Humaya Films, The Cell by Bryan Thompson from Imani Films, Americana by Jacob Allinson from Devil Cat Studios, written by Zach Quinones.

In addition, films that were shown in previous renditions of Film Carpet will be considered for awards to be given this night. There is even a $500 prize for Best Screenplay submitted to #Film Freeway’s Festival’s page on Facebook.

Film Carpet X will be on July 30 at 7 p.m. at the Classic Gateway Theater, at 1820 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale. Red carpet starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $14; VIP is$24 and includes three raffle tickets, medium popcorn, medium soda, historic Film Carpet Magazine. Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/film-carpet-x-the-awards-tickets-35905075046. Like the Film Carpet X Facebook page for any last minute updates and also to see the pictures from that night.

About Alexandra Bello

Born in the Dominican Republic, this go-getter has made a name for herself since moving to South Florida in 2008. She had already been a pageant queen, a ballerina a model and an actress, but, after coming here, she started her own production company to create films, videos, commercials and more after attending the Arts Institute. In addition, she started Film Carpet, ran several radio shows, WOW and Artistic Times Radio and produces Artistic Times TV. She has hosted fashion events down at Brickell recently and is often behind the scenes either helping or filming. Find her on Facebook as well. Any questions about Film Carpet X, including sponsorships and media passes, can be emailed to her at filmcarpet@gmail.com. Type Sponsorship or Media Passes in the subject line.

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Deerfield little league ‘stars’ shine

Posted on 19 July 2017 by LeslieM

By Gary Curreri

Deerfield Beach Little League President Kathleen Williams was pleased with her program’s postseason results in the District 10 All-Star competition as the 50/70, Junior and Senior Division squads all finished as runner-up in the District 10 All-Star competition.

The Deerfield Beach Little League is in their 60th year and still going strong,” Williams said. “This is the first time in 10 years that our 9/10s have gone more than two games in the district playoffs, so that shows growth.”

Deerfield Beach 9/10 manager Warren Fronte knew from the start that his group had a chance to reach the title game against North Springs; and, despite the defeat, he said the team battled during postseason play.

Listen, they haven’t won anything in 13 years so to bring this to five wins and second place, we are more than happy,” Fronte said. “We are more than ecstatic. These kids are all champions in my book.”

From Day 1, right from the get go, these kids put their hearts out and dominated our first team 25-8 and it was totally amazing,” Fronte said. “It was like, wow, we got a team.”

Selections of the 8-9-10 and 9-10-11 Deerfield Beach Little League All-Star teams came from eight teams in the league to pick from.

It was a little tough with what we had to play with, but we got us some winners,” Fronte said.

There will be lasting memories for the group,” Fronte noted.

Hopefully, they learned to be a professional player as far as their age league goes,” Fronte said. “Hopefully, their parents see it the same. These are players. They are not just little kids playing little league. They are athletes.

You could tell right off the bat which children pushed themselves to the max and a lot of them have,” he concluded. “They have their teammates backing them up and pushing them the rest of the way.”

The Deerfield Beach Little League fielded 25 teams during the regular season this year and 270 players.

We limited the teams to 11 players so everybody got more playing time,” Williams said. “Next year, we are discussing going back to the Major Division, instead of just the 50/70 Division.”

In the in-house divisions, the River Bandits won the Farm Division; the White Caps won the Minor Division; Cubs won the 50/70 Division and Mets won the Junior Division.

Brown wins PBMGA Tourney

Chuck Brown carded a 65 and won a match of cards to take the Class A Division title in the Pompano Beach Men’s Golf Association tournament on the Pines Course at Pompano Beach Golf Course on July 12.

Brown was closest to the pin on the 15th hole when his tee shot wound up 12 ft., 11 in. from the hole.

Jim DeCicco, who also shot a net 65, was second in the Individual Class Play, while Tom Breur shot a 69 and won on a match of cards for that spot. In the Class B Division, Joe Patchen won with a 66, while Scott Feinman shot a 70 for second place and George Torres carded a 72 for third.

Richard Bell edged Dave Dowling by one shot in winning the Class C Division with a 68, while Bob Bridgman had a 71 for third. 

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FLICKS: War for the Planet of the Apes

Posted on 19 July 2017 by LeslieM

By “Cinema” Dave

http://cinemadave.livejournal.com

When the original Star Wars was released 40 summers ago, people began looking for deeper meaning in the film. Writer/director George Lucas admitted to be influenced by Professor Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, which explores the theory of the “monomyth.” Regardless of culture, the story of the hero is a universal rite of passage. The same thing holds true in a different film, War for the Planet of the Apes, the final part of a trilogy in which we witness the rite of passage for Caesar, an ape who was destined to destroy the world as we know it.

After the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar (Andy Serkis) is the charismatic leader of the apes and proud family ape. When the Colonel (Woody Harrelson) raids an ape encampment, Caesar’s wife and child are killed. Caesar plans revenge and the rescue of his surviving son, Cornelius.

With his trusty associates by his side, Caesar pursues his course of action. He is sidetracked by a little orphan girl who cannot speak and bad ape (Steve Zahn), a clumsy chimpanzee who was previously incarcerated in a zoo. Despite his previous military success, Caesar’s quest for vengeance leads the heroic ape into the heart of darkness.

While it would help to see the previously released Planet of the Apes movies, War for the Planet of the Apes works as a standalone drama. The wages of war weigh heavily on Caesar, a heroic protagonist who is unable to find peace for himself. He is a character we have sympathy for, which makes War for the Planet of the Apes such a successfully subversive movie.

While Caesar’s motivation leads to enlightenment, the Colonel’s journey leads to a logical madness. With echoes of Joseph Campbell’s novella Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, this Colonel is both Caesar’s antagonist and alter ego. When both confront one another, the Colonel compares this meeting with the time General Lee met General Grant to close out the American Civil War.

The War for the Planet of the Apes caps off the most intelligent science fiction trilogy of recent years. Using Caesar as our guide, larger issues like genetics, civil liberties and war are examined. The discussions between the Colonel and Caesar are fascinating, but this film has many throwaway moments and Easter eggs that are thought-provoking, but funny also.

Before Star Wars, 20th Century Fox’s most successful science fiction franchise was their five Planet of the Apes films. While pessimistic, these films provided satirical humor about 1960s humanity. With less cartoon humor, the recent Planet of the Apes trilogy is far darker, but it is an entertainingly told story.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 19 July 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

July 4: A woman reported her apartment at 4371 SW 10 Pl. was entered and a camera valued at $3,500, a diamond ring valued at $2,000 and other items were stolen. She believes someone was able to gain access to a key to the apartment.

July 6: A woman reported her purse stolen from her unlocked vehicle at 495 SE 8 St.

July 7: A woman reported her car broken into and her purse stolen. The incident took place in the rear area of Publix at 3740 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

July 7: A man driving a pickup truck stole weeders and an edger from a location at 2943 S. Waterford Dr. The equipment was owned by Above All Landscaping.

July 9: A man reported his car stolen from 245 SW 2 Ct. The man left the keys in the ignition and went into a house at the location.

Lighthouse Point

June 30: The manager of a store called police to report a verbal disturbance he was having with a subject outside the store at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. He wanted the subject trespassed from the store.

June 30: A man made a transaction at a bank and used his driver’s license to do so. He then made a purchase at a store at 3780 N. Federal Hwy. and took the cash out of the envelope and then threw the envelope in a trash can with the ID. He later realized what happened and returned back to the store and found that his license was not there.

June 30: The store manager said a subject stole a drug test kit and left the store at 3580 N. Federal Hwy. without paying for it. The subject left several items in the kit behind and fled the store on a bicycle.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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HAPPENINGS

Posted on 19 July 2017 by LeslieM

7th Annual Levis JCC Run, Sweat & Beers 5k

Thursday, July 20, 7 to 9 p.m.

South County Regional Park/Sunset Pavilion

12551 Glades Rd.

Boca Raton, FL 33498

Running fun in the setting summer sun. Hundreds of running enthusiasts are welcome for the sunset run followed by a festive celebration. After competing in the race, runners and guests will enjoy complimentary wings, snacks and beer [21+ for beer]. First 700 to register will receive a free dri-fit shirt! $30 entrance fee. For more information, call 561-852-3257 or email laurenk@levisjcc.org, or visit www.levisjcc.org/5k.

Tree Giveaway

Saturday, July 22, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

City of Pompano Beach Nursery

1000 NE 3 Ave.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The City of Pompano Beach will give away two trees per residence on a first-come, first-served basis. To qualify for a free tree, you must live within the city limits and provide proof of residency. Each resident will be given a choice among many varieties, including Simpson stopper, Clusia Rosea, Live oak, Mahogany, Silver buttonwood, Purple Tabebuia, Dahoon holly, Queen palm, Thatch Palm and Triangle palm. Instruction sheets for planting will be handed out with the trees. For more information, call 954-786-4106.

Guided Butler House Tour

Saturday, July 22 & Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Find out more about this beautiful historic home; enjoy the shade of the Banyan tree. The Alice B Gift Shop will be open. Donations welcome.

Redlyte with Sound Movement live!

Sunday, July 23, 5 to 9 p.m.

Kahuna Bar & Grill

NE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Go and enjoy some live reggae tunes at this beach hotspot.

7th Annual NE Focal Point Family Night

Tuesday, July 25, 4 to 8 p.m.

Duffy’s

401 N. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Invite your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to Duffy’s of Deerfield Beach for an evening out. Eat, drink and have fun. Ten percent of the evening’s proceeds will benefit NE Focal Point. Meet their staff. Learn about their services and programs. Find out about volunteer opportunities. Win a door prize. For information, call 954-480-4449.

Ladies Day Out Paddle Boarding Morning Session

Wednesday, July 26 at 10 a.m. to noon

Sullivan Park

1601 E. Hillsboro Blvd,

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Join Lora and Toni for a Stand Up Paddleboarding adventure with other ladies! They will teach you the techniques and guide you around Deerfield Island Park in the Intracoastal. There will be a snack and water break on the beach behind the island during their 2-hour session. Only 20 spots Available. $25 Per person, which includes lesson & guided trip, paddleboard & paddle, life jacket, snack and water. Park at Sullivan Park (free parking, but you need to get a ticket from the meter), then meet up under the pavilion.

Chef vs. Chef Summer Brew Master Series

Wednesday, July 26, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox

1101 S. Powerline Rd, Ste 102

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Two Chefs, one Brewery, each chef going dish vs. dish over a 4-course dinner paired with 26 degree brews! Call Tucker Duke’s to make a reservation at 954-708-2035.

Save The Date

Sundays at Butler House”

Multi-Family Backyard “Garage” Sale

Sunday, July 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

There will be loads of absolutely unbelievable “stuff,” bargain hunter delights, antiques and collectables. You can be a vendor or a shopper. Food is available for purchase and they will have free tours of the Butler House. Want to set up a table? Applications are available. Email judithofdfb@gmail.com or elilly707@aol.com. For information regarding historical society membership or special activities, call 954-429-0378 or visit www. deerfield-history.org.

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