| October, 2017

Top-ranked Bucks crush Monarch, 49-0

Posted on 26 October 2017 by LeslieM

By Gary Curreri

Deerfield Beach football coach Jevon Glenn knows bigger days are ahead for the state’s top-ranked Class 8A team.

The Bucks played three games in eight days and showed no signs of letting up last Friday night as they amassed 529 total yards of offense, while budgeting Monarch to 46 yards and crushing the Knights, 49-0, in a District 11-8A game at Coconut Creek High School.

We are starting to peak at the right moment,” said Glenn, whose team also defeated Douglas, 35-0, and Blanche Ely, 55-8, in recent days. “Defensively, we knew early on they were going to have to carry us.”

Offensively, our quarterback Tyron (Herring) has been doing a good job and our numbers have been starting to increase and we are getting a little more consistent on that end,” Glenn continued. “We are peaking at the right time.”

Senior Jakari Norwood rushed for 124 on eight carries and scored three times as the Bucks took command of the district race. Sophomore Jaylan Knighton added 16 carries for 140 and a 50-yard scoring run.

Deerfield Beach (6-2, 3-0) won its third consecutive game following a 14-0 loss at St. Thomas Aquinas. It also recorded its third shutout of the season and hasn’t allowed a score in 11 straight quarters, and just one score in its past 14 quarters. Monarch (5-2, 3-1) saw its four game win streak come to an end.

Deerfield got on the scoreboard first on a 33-yard scoring run by Norwood for a 7-0 lead with 7:53 remaining in the first quarter. The Bucks scored twice in the second quarter to open up a 21-0 halftime cushion.

Junior quarterback Tyron Herring scored on a 2-yard plunge with 11:10 remaining in the second quarter to cap an 11-play, 98-yard drive, and Norwood scored his second touchdown on a 27-yard run four minutes later.

Norwood scored on a 1-yard run, while Knighton added a 50-yard TD run in the third. Senior quarterback Kyle Kaplan threw touchdown passes of 60 yards to senior Mason Mobley and 14 yards to senior Ladarius Burrows to complete the scoring. Kaplan was 5 of 7 for 118 yards and two scores in the second half.

We are battle tested,” Glenn said. “Some guys are running around and they got great records, but they haven’t played anybody. When they do, they get smacked in the face. Let’s just call a spade a spade. We know in our district we are not going to get challenged. That’s why we play teams like St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ) and St. Thomas Aquinas. The kids can have that taste of defeat so they can stay hungry.”

Deerfield was 4-1 against Monarch since 2013. The Knights’ lone win over the Bucks came in 2014 with a 35-0 win. Monarch saw its four game win streak come to an end. The Knights won four straight following a 41-9 loss to Coconut Creek in the second game of the season.

Norwood said the team could still improve.

This is real good performance,” Norwood said. “The O-line did a great job today and the coaches put us in a position to do well. This shows us that we are good, but there is much improvement to be made. We can get better in the running game and hit the holes better.”

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FLICKS: Frankenstein at the library? FLIFF begins & Aida’s Secrets opens

Posted on 26 October 2017 by LeslieM

By “Cinema” Dave

http://cinemadave.livejournal.com

The Ghost of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein will manifest this 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Deerfield Beach Percy White Library. Besides screening a Lon Chaney monster movie (title withheld due to licensing agreements), this program will discuss Shelly’s influence on popular culture. The program will also present a video about Kenneth Strickfaden, a pioneer in steam technology.

Written by Mary W. Shelley in the early 19th Century, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus contained elements of horror fiction, but the story was influenced by Greek mythology about creation. Through the creator’s neglect and irresponsibility, the creation causes chaos upon the status quo. Every generation has their own Frankenstein creation that becomes a monster.

During the 1930s, Boris Karloff became a household name when he portrayed the monster in a trilogy of Frankenstein movies. The Karloff Frankenstein movies were heavily influenced by European Gothic sensibilities. When Karloff stopped playing the monster at age 51, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi and Glenn Strange portrayed the character in the 1940s. Given the events of World War II, the monster was portrayed as a mindless lumbering brute to reflect Nazi aggression.

In the 1950s, Karloff portrayed the creator in Frankenstein 1970, which featured a sappy metaphor about nuclear energy and weapons.

Those who dare to enter the auditorium at Deerfield Beach Percy White Library this Saturday afternoon will see the Frankenstein monster from a variety of perspectives. Besides other surprises, the first 25 people in attendance will receive the catalog for the 2017 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF).

Speaking of FLIFF, this week’s screenings at Savor Cinema and Hollywood Paradiso will honor the 30th anniversary of the European Film Festival Awards. Many of these films made their American debut through FLIFF. Among the classic titles returning to the Broward County screens: The Full Monty, Life is Beautiful and Amelie. This week’s screenings also include the winners of the made-in-Florida competition, featuring the Lifetime Movie Channel favorite Girlfriend Killer, starring Barbie Castro.

Thor Ragnarok will be getting the most marketing buzz next week; but, this Marvel flick will be on the big screen through New Year’s Day, whereas the Opening Night Party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel only happens once a year. So plan accordingly. For ticket information and info. on all the events, contact 954-525 FILM or visit www.fliff.com.

Aida’s Secrets opens tomorrow. This documentary deals with Post Holocaust Europe and the long term effects on families and children. Aida’s secrets are two sons who never met, who form an instant bond. One son is blind, but, like a dogged detective, he is driven to uncover the mystery of this family separation.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween. Trick or Treat!

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 26 October 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Oct. 7: A man reported his car stolen from 1865 S. Powerline Rd.

Oct. 10: A man reported his car stolen from 431 SE 13 Ct.

Oct. 10: It was reported that a generator was stolen from a construction site at 125 NW 7 Ct.

Oct. 10: A woman reported her home at 1431 SE 2 Terr. broken into and $2,000 worth of jewelry and a passport stolen.

Oct. 10: A man and woman were observed stealing items from Bealls at 1079 S. Federal Hwy.

Lighthouse Point 

Sept. 25: Police received an anonymous call regarding an open door and a truck in the driveway at a vacant home at 2200 NE 34 Ct. Police checked the interior of the residence but were unable to secure it because the garage door was blocked.

Sept. 25: The victim checked her bank account at 2800 N. Federal Hwy. and saw that $7,510 had been withdrawn from her account. It is unknown how the withdrawal had occurred.

Sept. 28: The victim returned home at 2120 NE 42 Ct. from the Keys to discover someone had stolen a handgun from a combination-locked briefcase. Nothing else was taken. The loss was $250.

(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 October 2017 by LeslieM

Kiwanis Charity Golf Tournament

Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Crystal Lake Golf Club

3810 Crystal Lake Dr.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

Time to hit the links for a good cause. This annual Kiwanis of Deerfield Beach event benefits a long list of local charities. There is also lunch, awards, a silent auction and raffles. Plus, you can get free drinks on the course. $125/ individual; $500/ Foursome. For registration and more information, call Kerri Gordon at 954-980-1833 or visit www.deerfieldbeachkiwanis.org.

Boca Raton Green Market

Saturday, Oct. 28, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Intersection of S. Federal Highway & SE Mizner Blvd.

Boca Raton, FL 33432

Each Saturday through May 13, come out to the GreenMarket and pick up some fresh locally-grown fruits and vegetables, herbs, soaps & lotions, juices, potted orchids, ocean shells, fresh cut flowers, plants, fresh baked goods, prepared foods, oils & vinegars, gourmet foods, hydroponic and organic foods, fresh fish and seafood, fresh pasta, doggie treats and more. Listen to music and enjoy. For more information, call 561-299-8684 or e-mail elilly707@aol.com.

Pompano Green Market

Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Intersection of NE 1 Ave. & Atlantic Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Green Market Pompano Beach is a locally-produced open air market featuring local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh seafood, gourmet teas and coffee, specialty food items, as well as homemade crafts, health-related products and live music. Season opens in October and continues every Saturday through April. Dogs welcome. For more information, e-mail greenmarketpompano@gmail.com or call 954-786-7824.

Tuesday Night Beach Dances

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 7 to 9 p.m.

Main Beach Parking Lot

149 SE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Johnny Vincent will be playing just south of Hillsboro Boulevard near the ocean. Wear your dancing shoes and bring your beach chair for a fun evening under the stars. Event is free. For more information, call 954-480-4429.

Toys 4 Tots Collection

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Myers Insurance Agency, Inc.

703 S. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Myers Insurance Agency is happy to sponsor their 8th year collecting toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Please bring your new unwrapped toys to their office beginning Nov. 1 until Dec. 13. Help make 2017 their best year yet!

Exercise Classes

Thursday, Nov. 2, 9 to 9:45 a.m.

Steeple on the Beach (Briggs Hall)

1920 SE 5 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Strength & Balance Classes: Improve your flexibility, focus & overall movement, Sitting & standing with a chair. The goal is for you to move up to the cardio Zumba Gold class. Silver Sneakers welcome! Walk-ins pay $7 a class! Classes will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. For more information and to sign up, call Angel at 954-224-0886.

Save the Date: First Annual Ryan Owens Memorial Run

Saturday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m.

On the beach across from Main Parking Lot

149 SE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Presented by the City of Deerfield Beach and the Naked Warrior Project, this event is a four-mile beach run to celebrate and honor the life of SOCS (SEAL) William Ryan Owens, who was killed in combat in Yemen on Jan. 29, 2017. The kids fun run will begin at 9:30 a.m. The finish line festival will feature food trucks and a beer garden for race participants. To register online, visit www.active.com/deerfield-beach-fl/running/trail-heads/ryan-owens-memorial-run-2017. For the video of Ryan Owens, visit www.DFB.City. For more information about the race and other memorial events or to become a sponsor, visit www.nakedwarriorproject.org.

Day of the Dead Margarita Festival

Saturday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m.

Tijuana Taxi Co.

1015 S. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

DJ MONSTA from Power 96 will be hosting. There will be giveaways, special margarita flavors, frosty Coronas, balloon art & face painting, cotton candy, delicious food, sugar skull coloring pages, costumes, Modelo & Herradura promos, raffles & great music! For more information, call 954-708-2775.

Pompano Chamber Golf Tournament

Saturday, Nov. 4, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course

1101 N. Federal Hwy,

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Tee off will begin at 9 a.m. The fee for the tournament is $125 per golfer. $600 for sponsorship, including foursome, tee sign and lunch. For more information, e-mail Shanna Benson at sbenson@pompanobeachchamber.com. To register, visit pompanobeachchamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/677963.

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Halloween HAPPENINGS

Posted on 26 October 2017 by LeslieM

Halloween Hoe Down

Thursday, Oct. 26, 6 to 9 p.m.

Villages of Hillsboro Park

4111 NW 6 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Join the City of Deerfield Beach for a not-so-scary event. Activities for the entire family include costume contest, carnival games, horse-drawn hayrides, Halloween games and more! This is a free event. For more information, call 954-480-4494.

Halloween Party

Thursday, Oct. 26, 6 to 8 p.m.

Dan Witt Park

4521 NE 22 Ave.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Costume contest will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Bring the family for a fun night out. Don’t forget your camera!

Boo Bash

Friday, Oct. 27, 5 to 9 p.m.

Community Park

850 NE 18 Ave.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Join the City of Pompano Beach for a spooktacular time. They will be scaring up some fun with their carnival and inflatable rides, un-boo-lievable stage performers, DJ music and dancing, hootin’ and howlin’ haunted bus, ghostly games and more. Don’t forget to dress in your best costume for the pick of the pumpkin patch costume contest at 8 p.m. This is a free, family-friendly event. For more information, call 954-786-4111.

Mai-Kai’s 9th Annual Hulaween Party

Friday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m.

Mai-Kai Restaurant

3599 N. Federal Hwy.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308

It’s that time of year again, when ghouls and ghosts haunt The Mai-Kai, scaring up frightening fun. South Florida’s favorite roots and rockabilly band, Slip & the Spinouts, will scare up some monstrous mayhem in The Molokai bar at the 9th annual retro-themed bash. The costume contest will start at 10 p.m. with cash and prizes to the winners. Happy hour will run from 5 to 7 p.m. with half-priced drinks and appetizers. For more information, visit www.maikai.com.

Halloween Festivities

Friday, Oct. 27, 6 to 8 p.m.

Dr. Leo J. Robb Gymnasium

435 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Join the City of Deerfield Beach for an evening of fun activities, games, great music, arts & crafts, pie eating contest and costume contest. This is a free event. For more information, call 954-480-4481.

Haunted House

Friday, Oct. 27 through Tuesday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.

Enigma Haunt

1751 N. Military Tr.

Boca Raton, FL 33486.

Enigma Haunt features three hair-raising haunted attractions in one indoor location, utilizing two floors in more than 19,000 sq feet to create each horrifying destination. Tickets run $25 to $45. For more information, visit www.enigmahaunt.com.

BSO Family Fun Ride & Bike Rodeo

Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park – Bald Eagle Pavillion

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

The event is open to the public and all are invited to celebrate the benefits of bike safety. The event will consist of an open family bike ride and a kids Bike Rodeo that will be conducted by Fire Rescue. The rodeo is a clinic to teach children the importance of riding safety and what skills & precautions they need to develop to have fun and ride safe on their bike. They will also be conducting a bike and safety helmet check assisted by Bike America.

Halloween Fright Night

Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Oceans 234

234 N. Ocean Blvd,

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Enjoy live DJ, drink specials and a chance to win prizes for their costume contest.

Halloween Party

Saturday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m.

Tipperary Pub

1540 SE 3 Ct.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Get into the Halloween spirit. Hang out, enjoy some good food and spirits. Get creative and try your luck with their costume contest to win a $150 prize!

Halloween Bash

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m.

Pompano Citi Centre

1955 N. Federal Hwy,

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Fun event for kids age 10 and younger. Includes Wizard Show. Free entry, carousel rides for $1. For more information, call 954-943-4683.

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CLERGY CORNER: Changing Seasons

Posted on 26 October 2017 by LeslieM

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

King Solomon’s observation of life and human behavior resulted in numerous conclusions which are undeniably true. This particular truth relates to the fluid nature of the human experience. Nothing remains the same, everything changes, and there is an appointed time or season when change will occur. In nature, we identify the progression of time through the changing of the seasons from spring to summer, from summer to fall, from fall to winter, and from winter to spring. Each comes with its own unique personality and characteristics (colorful flowers, hot sun, falling leaves, frigid temperatures).

Depending upon where one lives in this country or on this planet, some seasons are more readily seen and experienced than others. Those of us who live in South Florida feel like it’s always summer here, but the seasons still change. An awareness of the coming change in a season enables us to prepare for it and to adjust to its uniqueness. Summer weather calls for t-shirts, shorts and sandals, while winter’s cold necessitates sweaters, hats and scarves. As we age, we also go through seasons of life with characteristics, expectations, and responsibilities that are unique to each phase. The one constant, however, is that there will be change. Nothing lasts for too long, and each season fulfills some purpose.

The varying experiences that we face (challenge, struggle, satisfaction, success etc.) also tend to be seasonal. Sometimes life is great, and everything seems to be going your way with the wind at your back and calm seas all around. At other times it feels like you’re in a storm and you’re struggling just to stay afloat. We would love to park at the particularly pleasant and rewarding experiences of life and live the remainder of our days there in peace and tranquility. The inevitability of change though indicates that we’d do well to be prepared when our situation undergoes a transition to something else. Though we may not appreciate change, especially when it involves moving from something good to something bad, Solomon’s wisdom indicates that each season serves a purpose.

If you are favored with good circumstances (a good season), celebrate your accomplishments and enjoy your life. Be mindful, however, that things may soon change. If you are in a bad situation (season), seek to understand what lessons it may offer for your future benefit, or for others who are around you. Know that it will not last forever, and that you may well come out the better for it. Sometimes the challenges and difficulties of life are necessary to release the hidden greatness, brilliance, and potential that lies in all of us. Consider that the caterpillar must go through a period (season) of isolation, darkness, and struggle before it emerges as a beautiful butterfly. And oysters must endure a season of agitation and discomfort before producing the precious pearl.

Whatever season you may find yourself in, make the most of it by adjusting to its demands and facing it with confidence. Thank God for bringing you to it, and trust Him knowing that He will see you through it. You have not arrived at it by accident. Though you may be incapable of controlling what happens to you, the power to manage your response is all yours. Be grateful to God for His blessing or His mercy in each circumstance. He has brought you to this for a season and for a purpose.

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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Szklany cruises to another big win

Posted on 19 October 2017 by LeslieM

By Gary Curreri

Lighthouse Point’s Ryan Szklany is making the most of his senior cross country season.

The Highlands Christian Academy 17-year-old won a major invitational for the third time this season as he captured the Pine Crest Cross Country Invitational at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek last week.

Szklany ran a 17:08.70 on the 5K layout to win the boys varsity race by 11 seconds over runner-up Robert Pedroza, a sophomore from Key West High School, who ran a 17:19.52. They were the only two runners to run faster than 18-minutes in the boys race.

Szklany also won the individual championship in the Boys High School Select Division at the FSU Pre-State Invitational at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, as well as the 35th annual Spanish River Invitational at South County Park in Boca Raton.

When he won the Pre-State meet, Szklany started out in sixth place at the mile mark as he went out in 5:00.7, but by the second mile he had moved up to first. With a strong finishing burst, he held off Lakewood Ranch’s Jonathan Reid to clock 16:21.3. Reid was second with a time of 16:25.1.

The first mile we went out far and, after that, there was a group of a two or three guys that were about 20 meters ahead that I wanted to catch before they broke away,” said Szklany, who was third at last year’s Class 1A state cross country championships. “I was able to stay with them and pushed ahead.”

This is good for confidence, knowing that I could hold down a strategy,” Szklany added. “I was a little disappointed because I didn’t get a PR, but I was able to get my second fastest time of the season and I am happy with that.”

Szklany said he is starting to return to the form he was at two years ago when he ran his personal best time of 16:13.00.

I just think the development is starting to pay off,” Szklany said. “I think the training is starting to catch up a little bit. I am starting to transition back into it.

I know what the course is now and I am a little more used to where I should go a little harder or maybe lay back a little bit,” Szklany said of the 5K layout at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. “I have that aspect of it and also being able to compete against the guys I am going to be racing against to kind of get to know their strategies and race against them.”

Trevor Foley, who transferred from Nature Coast Tech (Class 2A) to Citrus Park Christian (1A) before last year’s track season, is going to be Szklany’s main rival. Foley’s best time is 15:20, so Szklany will have his work cut out for him as his best time this season is a 16:16.40 and his personal best is a 16:13.0, which he ran in the Foot Locker South event in Nov. 2015.

In their lone head-to-head meeting, Foley won the Flrunners.com Invitational 18 Race of Champions Boys Division at Holloway Park in Lakeland on Sept. 30. Foley won the event with a 15:54.64 clocking, while Szklany covered the distance in 16:23.15. Szklany was third in the Jim Ryun Invitational by Fellowship of Christian Athletes (16:35.80).

Szklany has his sights set on competing in college at Emory Riddle.

I haven’t committed anywhere yet,” Szklany said. “It is giving me a little more drive to keep working hard and training hard to make sure I am there at the end of the season.”

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FLICKS: Harvey Weinstein, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women & FLIFF news

Posted on 19 October 2017 by LeslieM

By “Cinema” Dave

http://cinemadave.livejournal.com

It has been 26 years since Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. It was riveting television, but Hill’s claims were proven not convincing through a lack of proof. Even though Clarence Thomas became a Supreme Court Justice, responsible employers mandated “Sexual Harassment Training” for their employers in the workplace. Apparently Harvey Weinstein did not attend this training in over two decades.

As disgusting as Weinstein’s behavior is, perhaps more abhorrent is the Hollywood’s elite being so complicit. Granted Weinstein produced some groundbreaking and award-winning movies (Shakespeare in Love, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Fahrenheit 911, all of Quentin Tarantino’s flicks) and actors/actresses need the work. It is the hypocrisy of morality that has truly struck a nerve in the American heartland. This latest scandal is a reminder that one must look beyond the headline of any news story, for objective journalism died when Walter Cronkite was forced to retire 36 years ago.

A look behind the scenes is what Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is all about. It is an historical drama about the first half of the 20th Century, though the Marston family has disavowed any involvement to the plot. Much like Ed Wood and Finding Neverland, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is a story about the creation of one’s imagination.

Psychology professor and inventor of the lie detector machine, Professor William Moulton (Luke Evans) and his wife, Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) were renowned for his development of the DiSC Theory, which explained the behavior pattern of dominant and passive individuals. While hiring a teacher’s assistant, Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcoate), the Moulton family invites a new individual who submits to their academic ideals. The relationship between employee and employer crosses academic lines and the Moultons are expelled from academia.

Given that this firing occurred during the Roosevelt Administration, the Great Depression and the war years pay their toll of these former academic aristocrats. Elizabeth is forced to take a job as a secretary, Olive becomes a housewife and William becomes the jack of all trades. While passing a store and seeing a corset in the shop window, William has an inkling of an idea about a new comic book creation based on Rosie the Riveter, a sort of wonder woman.

For a film audience that had witnessed The Secretary and the Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequel, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women has been considered “subdued” by urban elitist critics. Writer/director Angela Robinson explores the exotic and the erotic with taste and reserve, which advances the nature of the creative relationship between the Marstons and Olive Byrne.

This film is a vacation from the ordinary film, which happens to be the motto for the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF). In the build up to FLIFF (which is held Oct. 27-Nov. 19), it has been announced that character actor Graham Greene will be joining opening night festivities at the Seminole Hard Rock. Besides receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, Greene will be supporting the documentary, Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World, which will be a full event. Burt Reynolds and Karen Allen are among the other celebrities slated to attend this year. For more information on the festival, visit www.fliff.com.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 19 October 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Oct. 3: A man reported that another man assaulted him with a knife at 405 SW 13 Pl.

Oct. 3: A man and a woman were caught on camera stealing a Fitbit valued at $200 from Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Oct. 3: A man reported his license plate stolen from his car parked at 4365 SW 10 Pl.

Oct. 3: A woman reported that her boyfriend punched her in the face at 200 NE 39 Ct.

Oct. 4: A man reported his bicycle stolen from 120 SW 3 Ave.

Lighthouse Point

Sept. 15: The victim said someone opened a bank account in his name. The victim received bank cards from the account, but never activated them. 

Sept. 17: The victim received two bank cards in the mail; however, the victim stated he did not order them. He suspected he was the victim of fraud.

Sept. 23: The victim received an email message on his cell phone with a message that he needed to confirm his Apple iCloud account. He sent his name and social security number and then believed he was the victim of fraud. He contacted Apple and they confirmed they did not request information from him.

(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 October 2017 by LeslieM

3rd Annual Women’s Expo

Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Royal Fiesta

1680 SE 3 Ct.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Come meet some local women professionals. This is the perfect time to mingle with business professionals. This event is presented by the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call Daisja Brinson at 954-427-1050.

Girl Scout Patch Up for Safety

Friday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to noon

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Fire Station 102

1401 SW 11 Way

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

A free and interactive educational event geared towards the Brownie and Junior Girl Scout troops that teaches participants the skills needed to meet the requirements for the Girl Scout Safety Award Pin and First Aid Badges. Safety stations will include first aid emergencies & 911, exit drills in the home, natural disaster preparation, school & bicycle safety and community safety planning. To register for this event, call 954-831-8236 or email firerescue_publiceducation@sheriff.org.

Deerfield Beach Rotary Golf Tournament

Friday, Oct. 20, noon (registration), 1 p.m. (tee off)

Greg Norman course at Pompano Municipal Golf Course

1101 N. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Besides having fun on the links, there is also dinner, silent auction, 50/50, raffles and more. For more information, call Avis Swenson at 954-360-5247.

Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk

Saturday, Oct. 21, 6:30 a.m. (registration)

Mizner Park Amphitheater

590 Plaza Real

Boca Raton, FL 33432

Come together with survivors, caregivers, men and women from all walks of life who are passionate about saving lives from Breast Cancer. The walk will start at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Katie Mixon at SouthPalmBeachFLStrides@cancer.org or call 561-650-0119.

Breast Cancer Awareness & Survivors Celebration

Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 a.m. to noon

The Church of The Living God

176 SW 6 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Join the Church of The Living God for their annual Breast Cancer Awareness & Survivors Celebration walk. There will be free food, music and a bounce house! From 7 to 8 a.m. will be registration, from 8:10 to 9:10 a.m. will be the awareness walk, 9:30 to 10 a.m. there will be refreshments and, at 10:30 a.m. to noon, they will celebrate and honor the survivors. Free. For more information, call Janice Tigner at 954-715-9963.

17th Annual Health & Wellness Expo

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Center for Active Aging

227 NW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Health Screenings will include Balance, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Carotid Artery, Cholesterol, Glucose, Hearing, Vision and Skin Cancer. Flu shots will be administered by Walgreens (registration required, call 954-480-4449). Door prizes and entertainment. Breakfast and lunch available for purchase. For more information, call 954-480-4446.

6th Annual Brazilian Festival

Saturday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. (gates open)

Community Park

820 NE 18 Ave.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Enjoy some great Brazilian music, watch the carnival parade, browse through vendor booths, try the food; this is a great community event that celebrates Brazilian culture. For a schedule line-up, visit www.BrazilianFestPompano.org.

Light of Unity Festival

Sunday, Oct. 22, 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Carolina Club

3001 N. Rock Island Rd.

Margate, FL 33063

The Baha’is of Deerfield Beach marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, founder of the Baha’i’ faith. Event includes luncheon and video about the life of Baha’u’llah.

Save the Date: Toys 4 Tots Collection

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Myer’s Insurance Agency, Inc.

703 S. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Its pumpkin season and Myer’s Insurance Agency is happy to sponsor their 8th year collecting Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. As an official drop-off location, please bring your new unwrapped toys to their office beginning Nov. 1 to Dec. 13. Help make 2017 their best year yet!

First Annual Ryan Owens Memorial Run

Saturday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m.

The beach across from the Main Beach Parking Lot

149 SE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Presented by the City of Deerfield Beach and the Naked Warrior Project, this event is a four-mile beach run to celebrate and honor the life of SOCS (SEAL) William Ryan Owens, who was killed in combat in Yemen on Jan. 29, 2017. The kid’s fun run will begin at 9:30 a.m. The finish line festival will feature food trucks and a beer garden for race participants. To register online, visit www.active.com/deerfield-beach-fl/running/trail-heads/ryan-owens-memorial-run-2017. For the video of Ryan Owens, visit www.DFB.City. For more information about the race and other memorial events or to become a sponsor, please go to www.nakedwarriorproject.org.

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