| October, 2013

Deerfield Beach finishes second in Westminster meet

Posted on 24 October 2013 by LeslieM

By Gary Curreri

Deerfield Beach cross country coach Jerry Guthrie believes his team has a chance to make it to the FHSAA Class 4A state meet with a good effort on Friday.

The Bucks will start their quest for a state berth when they run in the District 12-4A meet at Tradewinds Park on Friday at 9 a.m. It had a strong showing in the recent Westminster Academy meet in Lauderdale Lakes.

The boys’ team was runner- up and was led by junior Romilaire Ambroise, who took fourth in the meet with a 17:40.60 clocking. John I. Leonard won the meet with 34 points.

The boys really stepped up,” Guthrie said. “We finished in a tie with Boyd Anderson and our sixth runner (Aaron Johnson) broke the tie. You talk about BA and John I. Leonard in front of us and those are two powerhouses. I think both of our teams have a good chance at districts.”

Deerfield Beach’s girls finished fifth in the recent Westminster Invitational with 101 points as Lineliz Cartegena led the team with an 18th place finish (26:52).

Ambroise took 39th in the BCAA meet last Friday at Markham Park to lead the Bucks with a time of 18:50.72. Bryan Hursh (18:44.99) and Evens Fleurantus (19:54.53) took 73rd and 80th in the BCAA meet.

About a month ago, I was able to talk some of the soccer boys into running and Romilaire came out and won his first race with a 17:40,” Guthrie said. “I think he has a really good chance to go to state. I only have one senior on the team and everyone is in the 18s.”

Guthrie thought his girls team would be the stronger team; however, two of his girls transferred to Pompano Beach and Cardinal Gibbons, respectively. Guthrie hit the soccer fields again and brought in Patricia Leiva.

She’s come a long way,” Guthrie added. “Sarah Strothman is our No. 1 runner and she is also a soccer player. I just saw them running in the stands one day and said, ‘why don’t you run with us, and,all of a sudden, I have a nice little girls’ team.”

Guthrie, who has been at the school since 1998 and has been the cross country coach since 2000, said he had 60 runners come out for the team this year and said he is looking at the future.

We worked hard all summer,” added Guthrie, who said there were approximately 40 athletes at tryouts last year. He went to all of the other teams around the school and tried to get them to come out for the team. “I told them they were sitting on the end of the bench for their teams; come run for us. We had 11 girls on the team last year and now we have 23.”



Bucks win in OT

Brandon Powell scored on a 3-yard run in overtime to lift visiting Deerfield Beach to a 27-24 victory over Monarch at Coconut Creek High School on Friday night in a District 12-8A matchup of two unbeaten teams.

Monarch (7-1, 4-1) had taken a 24-21 lead in overtime on a 24-yard field goal by Tyler Johnson.

Powell ran for 134 yards on 21 carries and scored on a 51-yard TD run with 11 seconds left in the third quarter to give the Bucks (7-0, 5-0) a 21-14 lead. Monarch quarterback Mike Harris scored on a 1-yard run to tie the game.

The Bucks fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter before mounting a rally. Monarch’s Brandon Pope caught a 10- yard pass from Mike Harris and Tyrone Woods scored on a 7-yard run for the Knights.

Justin Morgan caught a 30- yard scoring toss from Denarious Graham, and Jamal Patterson hauled in a 41-yard scoring pass to tie the game for Deerfield Beach, which won for the seventh consecutive time.

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FLICKS: Gravity, The Prime Ministers, FLIFF & Fright Asylum

Posted on 24 October 2013 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano


For three weeks, Gravity has been an anomaly during a typically slow time at the box office. This film should definitely be seen on the big screen to appreciate the nuances that director Alfonso Cuaron has incorporated into this film. Cuaron takes his time to open his movie; the pace is deliberately slow and all the action occurs within the frame of the shot. There is NO attention deficit disorder editing. When the action breaks loose, the audience is taken for the ride along with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Not since Space Station 3-D has a motion picture been created that makes one feel like they are in space.

The story of Gravity is very simple — an accident occurs and astronauts are stranded into space. The trailer may lead one to believe that Bullock and Clooney merely float around in space for 1 hour and 39 minutes; however, there is a variety of scenery and situations to keep one involved in the characters’ fates. With themes of survival, regret and loneliness, Gravity is one of the best movies of 2013. See it on the big screen in 3-D to appreciate the wonder.

Sandra Bullock is the voice of Golda Meir in the documentary The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers, which is given its world premier this weekend at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. Part of a historical series of documentaries by Academy Award-winner Richard Trank, The Prime Ministers reveals details of the “Six-Day” and “Yom Kippur” wars. This film also examines the strategic relationship between Israel and the United States.

Best known for playing in the soap opera General Hospital and as the “bad girl” in Staying Alive, Finola Hughes is in town for The Bet, sponsored by FLIFF anchors Janet Leavy Schwartz & Irwin Levenstein. Hughes steps behind the lens to direct her first featured film.

The Bet is a family comedy that looks at dating relationships from three generations: teen years, middle age and senior romance. Grandpa is concerned about his grandson’s slow romantic development, so he engages the young lad in a bet — who will be the first to seduce a lady?

On Tuesday Oct. 29, Tab Hunter will attend a screening of John Walters’ trash classic, Polyester. The festival director has gone to great expense to obtain “Odorama Cards” to enhance (or destroy) the cinematic experience. If he survives this screening, Hunter will be interviewed by scholar Foster Hirsch. Hunter is scheduled to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

With Halloween approaching, House Across the Street and the William Grefe documentary They Came from the Swamp will be two FLIFF entries.

Halloween season would not be complete without a visit to Fright Asylum (www.frightasylum.com). Episode 215 features Woody & Manny with a “special house guest” who does not want to leave the Asylum.

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Posted on 24 October 2013 by LeslieM

Remember, if you see anything suspicious, call 911 immediately.


Oct. 15 A man reported that someone broke into his work truck at Pinnacle Plumbing at 1056 SW 1 St. and stole a Dewalt screw gun, Dewalt Sawzall and a hammer drill.

Oct. 15 The window of a truck parked at Ims Landscaping at 77 NE 5 St. was broken into and keys were stolen from the glove box.

Oct.15 A man reported that his home at 1008 SE 14 Ave. was entered and $2,300 worth of electronic equipment was stolen.

Oct.16 A man reported that a person visiting his home at 2246 Discovery Circle stole various items valued at about $400.

Oct. 16 A woman reported that her son stole her cell phone by grabbing it from her. Incident was reported at 1100 SE 4 Ave.

Oct.16 A woman reported that her home at 5100 NE 7 Terr. was broken into and items moved about.

Oct. 17 Three vehicles were broken into, and electronics and personal items stolen from each vehicle. Incident was reported at 401 S. Powerline Rd.

Oct. 17 A man walked onto a property at 5097 N. Dixie Hwy. and stole a gas blower.

DEERFIELD – District 4

Oct. 16 Elderly abuse/neglect was reported at Deer Creek, 2403 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Oct. 17 Lost property occurred in Deer Run, 3200 W. Hillsboro Blvd.Complainant reported that his wallet, which contained all of his personal identification and credit cards, fell out of his right front pocket of his shorts.


Oct. 11 A woman reported that her boyfriend stole her Hyundai Sonata from 2141 NE 1 St., #7. The boyfriend told her that he had committed a bank robbery.

Oct.13 Police responded to an alarm at 3140 NE 23 Ave. A window was found open, but there

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Posted on 24 October 2013 by LeslieM

Skateboarders: abide by rules

Dear Editor:

I’m not much for writing letters, but this morning as my husband and I walked along the beach on the sidewalk, as we have done many mornings for the past 20 years, there was quite a group of teens with skateboards riding ON THE SIDEWALK.

We had to be careful not to be knocked down. Then came the icing on the cake—— a sheriff’s car passed by slowly, but never stopped to inform these teens that the rules (on signs in plain sight) say “ NO SKATEBOARDS ON THE SIDEWALK.”

Over the last few years, we have noticed that the rules are ignored. If we say anything, people tell us to mind our own business. and some have even used profanity. This goes for people riding bikes and [people] with dogs on the sidewalk and even on the beach.

We are not against anyone enjoying the beautiful beach properly.

How can we have a peaceful place to walk early in the morning around sunrise if the rules are not enforced?

Nancy Linnartz

Deerfield resident, year-round



Posted on 24 October 2013 by LeslieM


Halloween Hoe-Down

Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 to 9 p.m.

Villages of Hillsboro Park 4111 NW 6 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Wear your costumes and enjoy pie eating and pumpkin carving contests, petting zoo, hayrides, a pumpkin patch and refreshments for a small fee. For more information, call Constitution Park at 954-480-4494.

Halloween Festivities

Friday, Oct. 25, 6-8:30p.m.

Westside Park 445 SW 2 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Costume Contest, carnival games, magic show, Party Nation DJ, photo booth and more. 954-480-4481.

Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch

Friday, Oct. 25, 6-9p.m.

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

Come in costume and enjoy food from food trucks while kids play in the pumpkin patch. 954-425-8332.

Trunk or Treat on Halloween Street

Friday, Oct. 25, 5 to 9:30 p.m.

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

FREE event sponsored by the City of Pompano Beach. Kids can “trick or treat” out of decorated car trunks/truck beds. Bounce house, games, crafts, slime station, costume and decorated car contest. Movie presentation of “Frankenweenie,” 8 p.m. at Amphitheatre (bring blanket). 954-786-4111.

City of Lighthouse Point Halloween Event

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6 to 8 p.m.

Dan Witt Park 4521 NE 22 Ave. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Open to all Lighthouse Point children ages 12 and under.

Halloween Monster Concert

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church (The Pink Church) 2331 NE 26 Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Suggested donation $10, students $5, 12 and under– FREE. Dave Wickerham will play Great Pipe Organ. Audience costumes encouraged. 954-941-2308, extension 112 or www.pinkpres.org.

Fall Festival

Thursday, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church 701 NE 2 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Petting zoo, hayride, arts & crafts, many other activities. Candy bags for kids, cake walk, chili, hot dogs, ice cream floats, cotton candy, popcorn. 954-427-1216.

A Not So Spooky Halloween

Thursday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.

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

FREE admission. Event for kids 10 & under. Music, games with Witch Anna, Wizard Show, candy bags, parade of costumes, trick-or-treating at participating stores. Free carousel rides. 954-943-4683 or www.pompanociticentre.com.

St. Nicholas to Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve

Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church 1111 E. Sample Rd. Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Public is invited to attend All Hallows’ Eve Service. 954-942-5887.

Halloween Hoe-Down

Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 to 9 p.m.

Villages of Hillsboro Park 4111 NW 6 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Wear your costumes and enjoy pie eating and pumpkin carving contests, petting zoo, hayrides, a pumpkin patch and refreshments for a small fee. For more information, call Constitution Park at 954-480-4494.


Relay For Life of Pompano Beach Heroes Kickoff

Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30-8 p.m.

Everest University 8th Floor 225 N. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Looking for volunteers, team captains, team members, sponsors and survivors to participate in April. Wear your best Halloween Hero costume and come be a superhero in the fight against cancer. Refreshments & raffles. Children welcome. To get team started, visit www.relayforlife.org/pompanobeachfl.

Wine Tasting Soiree

Thursday, Oct. 24, 8 to 10 p.m.

The Fresh Market 100 W. Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33432

Delight your palate with some 50 wine varieties. Enjoy prime rib, shrimp cocktail, other delightful hors d’oeuvres and distinctive cheeses. $25 per person. Proceeds benefit The Greater Palm Beach County Chapter of JDRF (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.) To R.S.V.P., call 561-686— 7701.

Florida Humane Society Yard Sale

Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain date Nov.2)

Florida Humane Society 3870 N. Powerline Rd. Pompano Beach, FL 33073

Huge yard sale to benefit the “no kill” Florida Humane Society. Donations accepted Thursday-Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. 954-785-2165.

15th Annual Women in Distress SAFEWALK-RUN 5K

Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 a.m.

Tradewinds Park 3600 W. Sample Rd. Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Walkers can bring along their dog for an extra $10. Proceeds of dog sign-up fee go toward building an animal shelter on the grounds of the family shelter for the domestic violence victims. To register online for the walk or to support walker go to: http:/ /safewalk2013.kintera.org/ or www.womenindistress.org/ safewalk-run5k.

Dixieland/ Hot Jazz session

Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 to 4 p.m.

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

Presented by Hot Jazz & Alligator Gumbo Society. $10. 954- 563-5390 or 561-809-6410.

Club Paradise Toastmasters

Monday, Oct. 28, 7 to 8:15 p.m.

Deerfield Beach Old School House 232 NE 2 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Listen to three chilling, thrilling, captivatingly scary stories. Free, open to the public. 954-648-6834.

Save the date: Dr. Paula’s Breakfast Talk

Thursday, Nov. 7, 9:45 a.m.

Marlee’s Diner 699 S. Federal Hwy. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Health Presentation by Dr. Paula and complimentary breakfast. Open to the public. Must RSVP. Call to make sure spots still available: 954-249-2277.

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CLERGY CORNER: The Wired Word Saturday @ Six

Posted on 24 October 2013 by LeslieM

I grew up in a fairly strict Christian home so I should have developed enough discipline to successfully navigate my first year away at college. What I developed, however, was an appetite to enjoy my freedom.

I will not bore you with details except to say, go figure, my first year at college did not work out so well. I was fortunate to be able to start over and eventually earn more degrees than I know what to do with, but not before learning important life lessons.

I had academic interests when I was young, but study came a whole lot more natural when inspired by the importance I attributed to the subject and with answers to questions that matter.

Do you know where I am going with this? I bet you do.

I obviously do not speak for all Christians or all Christian churches, but it is not a stretch to make the claim that the Holy Bible, which is the Holy Word of God, is the most important book in the world. Believing this is why I went to seminary.

One reason (some might prefer the word excuse) given for not reading, let alone studying, the Bible is the mistaken thought that the Bible does not apply to contemporary 21st Century issues, personal or otherwise. Nothing could be further from the truth?

We recently launched a project to connect the Bible with current issues by utilizing an electronic resource called The Wired Word. Google it if you are so inclined.

Each week, a new topic is sent via email to people who sign up to receive The Wired Word. There is no cost. The email contains the story line, secular news coverage, video links and questions in relation to the story, and then concludes with relevant passages from the Bible.

A sample of topics and questions we have addressed in recent weeks include the stigma of mental illness, civil rights legislation, the murder trial of George Zimmerman, a silent American church while Christians are persecuted, and, in some cases, executed in distant lands, tremendous personal achievements and tremendous personal challenges.

What does the Bible say?

If you have an appetite to enjoy your freedom, to study the most important book in the world with answers to questions that matter, then send your name and email address to communitych1920@gmail.com and we will send you The Wired Word each week.

So give it a try. If you sign up to receive The Wired Word and for whatever reason change your mind, then you can stop receiving it at any time.

Enjoy Bible study on a hot topic in the privacy of your home. And, anytime a topic peaks your interest or hits a nerve, then you are always welcome to come for a safe discussion on that topic at our casual gathering each Saturday at 6 p.m. at the church.

We will even provide the coffee, food, music and prayer.

Jesus said, “Blessed are all who hear the word of God ‘and’ put it into practice.” Luke 11:28

Dr. Dennis Andrews

Reverend Andrews is Minister at Community Presbyterian Church of Deerfield Beach (Steeple on the Beach) located five blocks south of Hillsboro on A1A.

See more at www.communitych. org or on Facebook.

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Day Time Radness

Posted on 17 October 2013 by LeslieM

Friday, Oct. 18, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Island Water Sports 1985 NE 2 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Skateboarders extravaganza! Biggest sale of the year. Benefitting Calvary Chapel Benevolence Care and Carolyne Koos.


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Bucks top Piper; head to big matchup with Monarch

Posted on 17 October 2013 by LeslieM

Pages 09-16By Gary Curreri

It will be a homecoming of sorts for Deerfield Beach football coach Allen Jackson when his team travels to Coconut Creek High School on Friday to take on Monarch in a key District 11-8A game.

Jackson, whose Bucks (6- 0, 4-0) are on a six-game winning streak, will tackle the undefeated Knights (7-0, 4- 0) for first place in the District. Jackson previously coached at Monarch (2003- 08) and then at Coconut Creek High School before taking over at Deerfield Beach three seasons ago.

It is a little nostalgic and a little bittersweet since my wife still works over there,” Jackson said. “We have a goal in mind, and our mindset is to go over there and take care of business.”

The last time Deerfield Beach started the season 6-0 was in 2007 when it finished 11-3 and lost 19-14 to the eventual state champion Miami Northwestern. Deerfield Beach has outscored its opposition, 272-73, in six games this season. Monarch has outscored its opponents, 262- 124, in seven contests.

Coach Calvin Davis does a great job over there and we know we are going to have to bring our A game,” Jackson said. “We are going to have to turn it up when we play them over there.”

Senior running backs Aeron McNeal and Brandon Powell did most of the damage again as they combined to rush for 212 yards and scored four touchdowns as Deerfield Beach defeated visiting Piper, 53-8, last Friday. Monarch toppled Taravella, 44-28, on Friday.

Powell rushed for 139 yards on six carries and scored on runs of 25 and 65 yards. He also caught three passes for 46 yards. McNeal added 73 yards and two scores on runs of 7 and 5 yards, while quarterback Danarious Graham also scored twice on runs of 11 and 4 yards.

The Bucks’ defense limited Piper to 69 total yards and added two defensive touchdowns of its own on a Kendrick Catis 45-yard interception return and a Quinton Briggs 24-yard fumble return.

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FLIFF weekend; Cyndi Boyar & Danny Murphy give back

Posted on 17 October 2013 by LeslieM

Pages 09-16By Dave Montalbano


Cyndi Boyar is a backstage angel who is a miracle worker for celebrities visiting South Florida.

With work-ethic and skill, this celebrity makeup artist has turned ugly ducklings into red carpet swans.

For this year’s 28th Annual Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF), Boyar’s name will be front and center for two events — the romantic comedy The Trouble with the Truth, featuring Lea Thompson and John Shea, who will be at the screening at Muvico Pompano on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., and the documentary Taking Charge – The Pauly Cohen Story, for which Cohen is scheduled to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award on Oct. 26 at the Sunrise Civic Center. This documentary, centered around Cohen’s 90th birthday, features footage of a master class at Florida International University with the Studio Big Band and uses archive footage featuring the young trumpet player learning from his mentors — Dizzy Gillespie, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw and Charlie Barnett (he also performed with Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett). After the movie screening, the Pauly Cohen Orchestra will be conducting a LIVE Big Band concert.

Boyar wrote about her involvement with this film: “…working in the film industry, I wanted to give back and support my local film festival. I contacted Greg [Von Hausch – FLIFF president and CEO]; [he told me] what films were coming with a list of celebrities attached to them … As soon as I saw Lea Thompson’s name, I was interested. It was important to me that the film would appeal to a wide audience. The Trouble with the Truth fits the bill.”

Danny Murphy is also a local and has a new film premiering called CinemAbility screening this Saturday night at 7:45 p.m. at Muvico Pompano. This documentary looks at the cinematic history of disability portrayals, from Charlie Chaplin’s silent films to the blockbuster X-Men series. A quadriplegic since the age of 19, Murphy makes regular appearances in Farrelly Brothers comedies such as Kingpin, Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something about Mary. Murphy actively supports the South Florida film community and is an advocate for Americans with Disabilities.

Brother and sister filmmakers, Isaak and Eva James, return to FLIFF for the third time. This time, Eva takes the lead role in By Way of Home, directed by Isaak. Filmed in Cape Cod during the dead of winter, this drama concerns the generation of over-educated people who cannot find their dream job.

Swim Little Fish Swim is an international picture with similar themes about family, financial well-being and artistic aspirations. Paul Osborne’s thriller Favor, reminiscent of an Hitchcock film, shows a friendship unraveling after the disposal of a dead body. Either one of these films will be good substitute for the bloated big studio release of Machete Kills.

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Posted on 17 October 2013 by LeslieM

Remember, if you see anything suspicious, call 911 immediately.


Oct. 2 A woman reported that someone smashed the driver’s side door window on her car parked at 351 SW 3 Ave.

Oct. 2 A woman reported that while she was at LA Fitness at 1000 W. Hillsboro Blvd., someone entered her locker and stole her iPad.

Oct. 3 It was reported that someone broke into a truck at the Shell station at 1011 S. Powerline Rd. and stole 170 cartons of cigarettes. Loss was estimated at $8,500.

Oct. 6 Someone smashed the driver’s side window of a car parked at SE 21 Ave. (the Main Beach Parking Lot) and stole a pocketbook with two wallets, credit cards, five Social Security cards, a driver’s license, $2,000 in cash and white gold earrings.

Oct. 6 A car parked at 232 NE 47 St. was broken into and a purse was stolen.

Oct. 8 A woman reported her wallet stolen from her purse at 4008 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Oct. 9 A home at 1210 SW 48 Terr. was broken into and a television and two watches were stolen.

DEERFIELD — District 4

Oct. 8 Retail theft, shoplifting was reported at the Super Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. An unknown female walked out with a portable speaker from Target valued at $299.99.


Oct. 1 Two men who were former employees at C & K Auto Imports at 4800 N. Federal Hwy. were given trespass warnings and told never to return. They were terminated for theft.

Oct. 1 It was reported that a woman made threatening statements while she was visiting Holy Cross Medical Group Lighthouse Orthopedics at 1821 NE 25 St.

Oct. 4 A woman was stopped by an officer while driving. She was issued a citation for driving with an expired tag and driving with a suspended license. Incident was reported at 2401 NE 48 St.

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