| January, 2014


Posted on 23 January 2014 by LeslieM


Jan. 9 A man was observed stealing headphones and jambox speakers from Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Jan.9 A woman reported her car parked at 411 S. Federal Hwy. broken into and a purse stolen.

Jan. 10 A man reported that his cellphone was stolen from a bartop at 2079 NE 2 St. He said one man stole the cellphone and another man was an accomplice.

Jan. 10 A car parked at 1754 E. Hillsboro Blvd. was broken into and a purse, wallet, iPhone and $100 was stolen.

Jan. 10 A home at 5031 NE 6 Ave. was broken into and multiple items stolen.

Jan. 10 A woman reported her car at 1011 S. Powerline Rd. broken into and a bag stolen.

Jan.12 A woman reported her home at 545 Trace Circle broken into and a pet parrot stolen.

Jan. 13 A man reported two men in his backyard at 1413 S. Deerfield Ave. The men attempted to steal a digital camera and jewelry, but left those items behind as they fled.

Jan. 13 A man reported his work truck and chipper trailer stolen from 4250 N. Powerline Rd.

Jan. 14 A woman reported that her former boyfriend stole her cellphone and hit her in the face and then fled. The incident was reported at 1107 SW 15 St.

DEERFIELD – District 4

Jan. 18 Accidental homicide was reported at 610 Jefferson Dr. Male shot himself accidentally while cleaning his gun, according to a witness. Homicide unit has been working the scene.


Dec. 31 Thieves attempted to break into three businesses at 2430 N. Federal Hwy. in the early morning hours. They removed the locking mechanism to one, and stole a laptop computer and $65 in cash. No entry was made to the other businesses.

Jan. 1 The victim said he lent a friend an iPhone to make a call and the friend did not return it to him at the residence located at 1871 NE 27 St. The friend denied taking the phone and the loss was $99.

Jan. 1 A lighting fixture from a motion sensor outside a residence at 2091 NE 27 St. was ripped off, causing $200 damage.

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Posted on 23 January 2014 by LeslieM

RE: North pavilion

Dear Editor:

Hope this letter finds you well. I know you have more pressing issues than worrying about this beach goer who has been a well-respected voter of this community for more than 20 years.

I have been faithfully going to the north side of the pier ever since I attended Deerfield Beach High School (in 1985). As a teenager, my friends and I would ride our bikes up to the beach and hang out there all day long.

I grew up, got married, had children — and my children grew up north of the pier as well.

I adore my town. I want to grow old here. I spend most of my mornings walking from the pavilion to the Boca jetty and back as way to exercise my mind, body and soul. On days where I can spend the entire day there, I boogie board, play Kadima, hit the volleyball around and sometimes paddle board … all the things that I CANNOT DO south of the pier!

I say all this because, every year, I faithfully buy my parking sticker, but on Monday morning when I pulled up to the North Pavilion and parked in my usual space, I noticed a new sign that NO ONE ever said anything about!

My heart was deeply saddened that someone decided to cast aside us faithful, voting, tax paying, city residents … and for what? For [money]? Did you even think about us when this decision was made? Why didn’t you create maybe one or two spots just for us, like you have at the Main Beach Parking Lot?

Please, I don’t want to hear that we can drop off our stuff with someone and then walk from where we can park. I don’t want to hear excuses or rationalizations for a very poor decision made by the ones I voted for. I am not one to put you down, threaten or be angry about something that we, together, can create a solution for.

As a voting, tax paying, upstanding citizen of Deerfield Beach, I [make a] motion that whoever is in charge of this situation take time to discuss and vote on creating 1 or 2 spots at the North Pavilion for faithful sticker-buying beach goers like myself. I know there must be more of us out there! Can I get a second?

Thanks for your consideration and for your service to this constituent!

Diana Santiago Rice

Deerfield Beach



Posted on 23 January 2014 by LeslieM

The Greater Pompano Beach Republican Club meets

Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.

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

Al Rickey, private analyst for the economy and federal budget, will discuss “The State of the U.S. Economy.” Refreshments served. 954-786-7536.

Flea Market/ Yard Sale

Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Deerfield Country Club 50 Fairway Dr. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

25 vendors with misc. items, including household bric-abrac, Christmas decorations. 954-427-4400.

Aunt Mary’s Attic Sale

Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Paul’s Apostle Catholic Church 2700 NE 36 St. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Household items, furniture, jewelry, books and more. Refreshments available. 954-943-9154.

34th Annual Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts

Saturday Jan. 25 & Sunday 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Ocean Avenue Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

FREE. More than 100 fine artists and craftsmen will exhibit work of various media in a juried show. Live music, kids’ activities; food available for purchase. Sponsored by City of Deerfield Beach & Cultural Committee. 954-480- 4429.

Used clothing fundraiser

Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lighthouse Christian School 2331 NE 26 Ave. See Happenings, pg 15 Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Donate unwanted, gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, shoes, purses, linens, blankets, comforters & stuffed animals. Put clothing in well tied, plastic garbage bags. Place shoes in a separate bag. 954-941-7501.

Pet Expo

Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

FREE. Pet training demonstration, Best Dressed Pet Contest, Pet Blessings and Bark Mitzvahs, four-legged fashion show. Vendors and local animal rescue organizations on-site with information on pet products, pet safety and more. Raffle. Carousel open for $1 per ride. Leashed or caged pets welcome. For more information, visit www.pompanociticentre.com.

24th Annual Nautical Flea Market

Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pompano Beach Community Park 920 NE 18 Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Over 200 vendors with new and used products, including boat equipment, fishing gear, boating attire & shoes, nautical antiques & artwork, scuba diving gear, jewelry, motors, anchors, tackle centers, hard to find parts, manufacturer close-outs and more. Live music, “Kids Zone,” food and beverages available. $5; Kids 12 & under free. Free parking. Pets not permitted. 954-946-6419.

Dixieland/Hot Jazz Session

Sunday, Jan. 26, 1 to 4 p.m.

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

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

Holocaust Remembrance

Sunday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m.

Young Israel of Deerfield Beach 202 Century Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Join in solemn assembly in the synagogue’s Freilich Sanctuary to mark anniversary of infamous Wannsee Conference, which set in motion Hitler’s plan leading up to Holocaust. FREE. 954-571-3904.

Open House

Sunday, Jan. 26, noon to 2:30 p.m.

St. Ambrose Catholic School 363 SE 12 Ave. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

954-427-2226 or www.stambroseeagles.com

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CLERGY CORNER: Lost and Found

Posted on 23 January 2014 by LeslieM

Did you know you can be lost and found and not even know who you are?

This is exactly what happened to 200 French soldiers at the end of World War II. The soldiers were suffering from amnesia when they were released from POW camps.

Doctors thought determining their identity and reuniting them with families and friends would be vital to their recovery, so a massive effort to identify the unknown men was carried out.

The Red Cross was able to identity most of the men. To determine the identity of the remaining veterans, photographs of the few dozen remaining unknown men were published in newspapers throughout France. Then the public was invited to a gathering at the Paris Opera House.

On the evening of the gathering, each man whose identity remained unknown walked on stage, one at a time, and asked a simple question, “Does anyone know who I am?” Each man was then seated in hopes someone would know them.

Most people believe it was a miracle each man was eventually identified and reconnected with family and friends.

The prophet Ezekiel speaking for the Lord says, “I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. … I will seek the lost, bring back the strayed, bind up the injured and strengthen the weak…” (Ezekiel 34)

When God commits to seek after us then we can be found even if we think we don’t want to be, even if we don’t know we’re lost!

One example happened just a few weeks ago when record-setting cold temperatures inspired news coverage of the cold weather’s impact on the homeless. In the middle of the cold spell Jacqueline Martin, an Associated Press photographer, was dispatched into the heart of our nation’s capital to find and photograph the homeless.

She photographed a young homeless man on a park bench named Nick. Nick’s photo ran prominently nationwide and ironically this photo led to his reunion with his family near Rochester, New York.

The reunion is ironic because Nick declined to give the photographer his last name when asked to do so. He knew who he was. He just didn’t consider himself lost and he didn’t want to be found, but he was lost and he was found.

For many people, the despair in being lost is thinking no one cares, thinking no one is looking for them, but Christ seeking after the lost is a central part and promise of the Gospel.

Whether you’re lost mentally, physically, emotionally or spiritually, maybe you’ve forgotten who you really are even if you don’t know you’re lost or you don’t want to be found, you still have the assurance of knowing Jesus is always seeking after you …

Jesus says, “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.’” (Luke 15: 4 – 6)

Join us this Sunday morning for informal chapel worship at 8:30 or sanctuary worship at 11. The message “Lost and Found” is based on the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 15.

Dennis Andrews is a 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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2014 MLK Parade – Deerfield

Posted on 23 January 2014 by LeslieM

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Start 2014 strong at You Can Succeed Business Conference in Boca – Mark your calendar for January 31

Posted on 21 January 2014 by JLusk

For three years running, Kellimarketing pinkprint floridae Kuecha has put together an amazing presentation to start of your year in business right. This year at the event, Kuecha, a well-known branding and marketing coach will walk you through developing a Marketing PinkPrint for your business. This PinkPrint was developed after women around the world were asked about their biggest marketing challenges. The discussion started with a complimentary seminar on January 7 and continued on January 15 with Part 2. The goal is to help give entrepreneurs money and marketing strategies to thrive in 2014. Early feedback from the first seminar was overwhelmingly positive – the Marketing PinkPrint spreadsheet for social media was declared genius by attendees and it is exactly these tools combined with pure soul authenticity and a solid business network that continues to push you to grow that makes being a part of this event so much fun.

In addition to the two-part Marketing Pinkprint online webinars, the day-long “You Can Succeed” event will feature Kellie Kuecha’s Marketing PinkPrint strategies combined with the chance to mastermind and network with 15 amazing entrepreneurs in mini-mastermind sessions led by solid coaches in a variety of topics.

When you register for the event, you register to sit at the table of one of these beautiful souls and connect and learn from them throughout the day. Tickets are $147 and include lunch and a full day of learning and networking. Checkout the lineup below and be sure to register here. By the time you leave, not only will you have strategized with some great minds, but you will leave with your own Marketing PinkPrint for 2014. If you aren’t in South Florida, be sure to check out the LiveStream page to see how you can still participate from afar! Only 100 online spots available!


The full day event includes your very own mentor, hot gourmet lunch and intensive training with Kellie Kuecha and her team and your own customized Marketing Pinkprint™. The event is January 31, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. all day at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center, 5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton.

Choose Your MastHERmind Leader!


Karen Alleyne-Means

The Secret is in the Sales Strategy

Karen Alleyne-Means is a top sales strategist for entrepreneurs who want to attract more clients and have consistent cash flow. She excels in preparing businesses in their early stages creating strong and solid foundations so that they are anchored for sales success. Karen’s practical teaching methods, and clear and simplistic strategies, ensure growth for small businesses. As a top salesperson in her field for decades and the publisher of Herlife Magazine, Karen knows firsthand what is required to turns a conversation into a long term client.


Sharon-WSharon Wacks – Healing Activator

Activate Your Inner Healer So You Can Take Control of Your health and Focus on Your Wealth!

Are you a busy successful woman entrepreneur who eats healthy, exercises regularly, takes the right nutritional supplements, juices and then still doesn’t feel well? Do you feel there has got to be an easier and smarter way to keep yourself finely tuned, productive, healthy and feeling fabulous? Well then you want to work with Sharon Wacks, Registered Nurse, Surgical Coach and Healing Touch Practitioner. As founder of the simple and easy to use ENERGY SYSTEM REBOOT ™ she will nurture you while she teaches you the keys to transform WHAT, WHY, HOW, WHEN and WHERE you can rapidly heal the physical symptoms that prevent you from reaping the rewards in life you so richly deserve.



Sherry-KaneSherry Kane

Three powerful ways to go from overwhelmed and exhausted to energized and excited about living a WHOLE life you love

Sherry Kane is the creator and the inspiration behind the “I Am Complete Woman™” movement and is passionate about working with busy, successful women who are ready to engage in committed and consistent self-care so they live a whole life of personal and professional happiness, health and well-being and by doing so, serve others profoundly. A successful business owner for over fifteen years, a speaker and WPN Broward Chapter leader, as well as a wife for nearly twenty years and mom of two active boys, Sherry knows firsthand how living a busy life (even one you love!) can cause feelings of being overextended and overwhelmed. Her own journey of rediscovering herself increased her health, focus and productivity and gave her the courage to stop playing small and step into her bigger destiny. Sherry now holds “I Am Complete Woman™” retreats dedicated to helping women understand their own sense of worthiness so they are empowered and inspired to live lives they love and that are complete, while helping other women do the same. In your session with Sherry, you will learn how living a life that is busy may not necessarily be living a life that is complete, and what you can do to change that. Sherry will show you how to have more joy, balance, productivity and optimism so that you can live serenely and stress free. From increasing your energy and focus to strengthening your relationships (including the one with yourself), join Sherry to create a life that has you excited about getting out of bed every single day!

StaciStaci Clarke – The Maximizer

Navigation & Implementation for Creating & Maintaining a Purposeful, Productive & Profitable Business & Life

If you want different results in your life and business, then you have to do something different. If you are feeling overwhelmed, and you know that you are not doing anything but putting out fires—please listen closely.

There is a BETTER way! Systems of Success™

Stop telling yourself that you don’t have the time to create SYSTEMS (which would permanently put out most of the fires). If you don’t start working ON your business more strategically and in proportion to what you want FROM your business—you will always work IN your business without the results you want and with LOTS of frustration.

Staci Clarke who is known as “The Maximizer” is a Business Advisor, Speaker, & Entrepreneur. She is a Systems Expert and has been helping businesses and their owners for 25+ years. Compelled to always B.A.R.™ (Be a Resource) to those around her, Staci will bring together the Systems, Tools & Technology to help you to Be Aligned, Be Productive, Be MAXIMIZED!

Sye-Wells1Sye Wells – The Syber Syechologist

Shine Online With Sye: 6 Syechological Strategies to turn your poorly converting website to a profit driven golden egg

Sye Wells is a Web Presence Consultant and Developer who helps busy entrepreneurs create, maintain and leverage dynamic web presences through social media so they get noticed, become ‘sticky’, and get business. Entrepreneur, author, web presence and WordPress wonder, Sye will teach you what must be done and what you don’t need to worry about when it comes to your business website. In this session with Sye, you’ll learn three key strategies so you can leverage and layout an engaging website that speaks to your target markets’ needs, influence their decision process by applying 3-5 key sticky website techniques, and naturally walk your target market through the buying process to create ongoing sales. Sye will also show you how to quickly and easily integrate Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube, strategically into your website so that you save time, money and your sanity. After your session, you’ll walk away heaving a big “Sye of Relief” knowing that your online presence is going to be seen in a big, bold way. Now, that’s some Ex-Sye-ting stuff!

MeghaMegha Rodriguez – Automation Alchemist

Social Media Tune-up: Engaging Content and Better Connections In Less Than 30 Minutes A Day

Claim your freedom from the computer! Stop spending hours in front of your computer “playing” on social media and start capitalizing on apps that free up your time AND grow your social media footprint. No matter how “non-techie” you are, you can make these strategies work for you. We’ll cover social apps and strategies that help you masterfully:

  • Find and share new content quickly
  • Engage with more members of your tribe more frequently
  • Capture leads instead of just posting content
  • Host online conversations that build trust and transparency

NinaNina Obier – Your Leadership Liaison

Leadership is a “Lifestyle” Not a Life “Title”- 7 Success Steps to Lead Your Life

Do you have a clear vision for your life? Are all your decisions based on your absolute yes’s? If I met you for the first time would I be drawn to your positive personality? Can you communicate effectively? Are you personally productive and experiencing efficiency on a daily basis? These are the top qualities of successful leaders. We are all leaders, leadership is not a title, it’s a lifestyle. Since leading starts with learning, it will be my goal to share with you the 7 success steps to lead your life, which I have used throughout my 25 years as a leader in my corporate hotel job, training position at the Federal Reserve Bank, within my Direct Selling business and with the softball booster club. If you feel like your life is leading you, I want you to join our table and start leading your life


Elyse-MElyse Marie Santoro

Feng Shui your Space and Life in the New Year for Evolutionary Success Doing what you are Passionate about!

Elyse Marie is Miami’s Top Feng Shui Designer, and now is offering a powerful Training course called “Enlightened By Design”. This one of a kind experiential hands on learning course will teach people how combining Feng Shui principles with Soul-style design is the key to manifesting your dreams and goals Elyse is a trained and certified Feng Shui expert, Soul Coach and published Interior Designer who has been the catalyst in changing lives for over 25 years, incorporating both the intuitive and classical Feng Shui methods

Elyse has a gift for inspiring and teaching people to create sustainable lifestyle changes in their homes and workspaces that will support their life purpose and creative passions, that open the doors for flow and financial abundance

The method she has created of Aware Design is the key to living a Peaceful and Prosperous life

Learn more about how you can use your creativity and environment as a canvas to paint the life of your dreams in her fun, and inspiring presentation

As a Lifestyle Designer & Educator, Elyse creates a distinctive vision and new meaning for the concept of “Quality of Life.” Working with her clients and spaces that connect and reaffirm nature and the human spirit are her signature and her delight, whether these spaces are indoors or outdoors.

MaggieMaggie Lamarre – Visual Content Architect

The Secrets to Visual Marketing on Pinterest

She is the founder of Cascade Avenue and is a well respected Pinterest Visual content Coach and Trainer,Corporate Brand Strategist, Social Media Speaker, and Marketing Consultant. She was gifted with the mind of a techie but the soul of an artist and is able to connect to a wide range of audiences because of her broad and deep background in the arts, business, hospitality industry and blogging community.

As an early adopter on Pinterest, Maggie has seen it from the inside and charted it’s potential and analyzed it’s technical aspects since early 2011. Her technical background has allowed her to develop a revolutionary program to harness the power of Pinterest. As her testimonials show she is able to clearly translate how to do that to an audience and to express the value of Pinterest in any Branding and Marketing strategy.Better Homes and Gardens recently honored her as one of the top Pinners on popular Social Network, Pinterest.Maggie’s accomplishments include: Increasing her Pinterest followers from 350 to over 25,000 in 4 short months. Growing her niche blog in less than a year and creating a loyal following of over 6000 Google readers, a mailing list of over 8000, with 6000 Google Friends currently.

CassiCassi Eubank

3 Mistakes You are Probably Unconsciously Making That Sabotage Your Success and How to Quickly Overcome Them

Are you working hard and hardly getting anywhere? Are you getting minimal results with great effort? You deserve more. Once you learn the psychology of success, you will find it is easy to accomplish your goals and create the wealth and abundance you deserve.

In this liberating frame of mind, you will find your true purpose, your why. Your true purpose will spark your passion so that any action plan designed for your future, in any area of your life, will meet with certain success. I believe that every one of us deserve to live an extraordinary life filled with abundance and joy. AND YOU CAN!

Join me at my table as I reveal how to quickly overcome the 3 unconscious mistakes that sabotage your success.

drbruceDr. Bruce Hofmann – The Results Doctor

The Energy of Money™ and How to Make it Work in Your Favor

For most of us money is a taboo subject. We want it, we strive for it, yet for most of us it is eluding. Early on Dr Bruce’s grandfather lit the path of success and money concepts which enabled him to accumulate 1 million dollars by the age of 32. Money has energy his grandfather would say! How you treat it, respect it, and handle it is so vitally important. Do you or a loved one find that at the end of the day, the week and even at the end of the year find yourself asking the proverbial question “HEY WHERE IS MY MONEY”? Join him as you will see, learn, witness, feel, and for the very 1st time understand the power that $$$$$ holds. His experiential process will capture you from the start. Attendees who have participated with Dr. Bruce are regularly Wowed by his interactive presentation style and ability to connect with his audience. You will never look at money in the same way again. Discover this untold secret of prosperity… develop the understanding that money has energy, how to harness it and put that energy to work for you and your family’s growth NOW! This IS the most important essential tool/process necessary to reach your FINANCIAL Independence!

Sherinata-PollockSherinata Pollock – Master Illuminator

Learn how to become a more Intuitive Being for Greater Success, Abundance and Happiness in your life

Sherinata is an Intuitive Channel, Author, Healer, Spiritual Teacher and Activist for Humanity. She confidently states that in order to have healthier, happier and more successful lives we must recognize that we are not just spiritual beings, but most importantly, intuitive beings. We are born to be intuitive, but it is up to us to recognize our gifts and honor this magical way of life, rather than hide from it. When we honor this gift from God, we learn to become happier, healthier beings; understanding that in order to create a more conscious, positive planet it is about each individual making their own conscious, positive choices. In this unique Masterminding session, Sherinata will bring personal messages and insight to you from spirit and will teach you valuable lessons and tools to inspire you for personal growth and fulfillment. Her guidance will help you to breakthrough any obstacles that may stand in your way. Please bring your open mind and open hearts to this table!

Jessica-BraceJessica Brace

Talk Your Way to Profits – Turn a 2 Minute Conversation Into New Clients with Video Marketing

Each and every second there are millions of people searching online. Many of them are searching for EXACTLY what you have to offer. Your searchers are out there looking for you! What if I could show you a way to create a 2 minute video that will connect you with your searchers and turn them into paying clients? My unique “Courageous On Camera” technique will show you how you can easily record attention getting videoswith no expensive equipment and in only a few minutes. I have taught hundreds of entrepreneurs my strategies to create a winning online video presence. Join me at my table to learn how you can make sure your searchers find you! In our laser focused session I will help you:

· Discover 3 ways YouTube can help you build your business

· How to create a video with the camera you already have

· The 5 essential videos every business needs

· My secret blueprint for online video domination

Angela-LAngela Lomel – Moxie Map Girl

Secrets of the Silent Close – 3 Stealthy Strategies to Close Your Coolest Clients WITHOUT Saying a Word!

Is your voicemail and inbox FULL with requests from the bestest, coolest and most PRE-QUALIFIED clients who are clamoring to work with you? If not (or if you have room in your schedule for more) then join me at my table where you’ll learn how to maximize your marketing dollars by using these secrets of the silent close. They’re SO stealthy that by the time you do speak with your potential client, your main goal of the call will be to ask them ‘when do you want to start, and how would you like to pay’? As a result of our time together, you’ll have an outline/map of how YOU can use these strategies to increase the number of ideal clients (and ultimately income) in your business! Whappow! So dust off your decoder ring and register for your seat before this message self destructs! (insert spy music here…)

Angela Lomel’s fussy title is the Map Strategist for Entrepreneurs but her fun title is the Moxie Map Girl. Able to map small business plans in a single bound, Angela uses her gift of ‘creative strategery’ to determine the exact steps an entrepreneur must take in order for them to monetize their brilliance (a.k.a. Moxie) in a way that is proprietary to them.

Dorit-A Dorit Papelbaum – The Connector

My Secrets To Converting Your Connections To Cash

Dorit Papelbaum, known as “The Connector” is passionate about helping women find their true value so they are able to communicate their passion with confidence and clarity, while creating relationships that enhance and enrich their careers. Dorit’s exceptional ability to create connections that are essential and vital components of business success, ensure that women business owners learn how to attract their ideal clients and monetize their passion. Her proprietary method of teaching specific listening skills, combined with communication that connects, results in her clients quickly developing the know, like and trust factor for their own businesses.

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Melville gets Ace

Posted on 16 January 2014 by LeslieM

By Gary Curreri

Special Correspondent

Pompano Beach’s Rita Melville called her first “official” hole-in-one an early Christmas present.

Melville, 71, had two previous hole-in-ones at the American Golfers Club in Ft. Lauderdale in the mid-1980s, but didn’t know she had to tell anyone.

The 67.5-acre, 18-hole executive course, which ran along the western boundary of the Coral Ridge Country Club, opened in 1958, but had been closed since late 2005, when its irrigation system was damaged and landscaping destroyed by Hurricane Wilma. Residential homes, a four-acre park and a practice range now occupy that space.

It was quite an event,” said Melville, who recorded her recent hole-in-one on the Par- 3, 114-yard 11th hole on the Palms Course at the Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course two weeks before Christmas. She used a 5-wood. “It was a nice early Christmas present.”

I was just trying to get it on the green,” said Melville, who was playing with Maureen Zolubos, Susana Rust and Nancy Kellermeyer in the Pompano Beach Women’s Golf Association’s weekly 9-hole league. “There is a bunker to the right and I usually go way left because of the bunker. This time, I decided to go for it because the pin position was better.”

Melville hit her shot and it landed short of the green and started straight for the hole.

I sat there and watched it, not thinking for a minute that it was going to go in the hole,” Melville said. “It just rolled and rolled forever and finally it disappeared. The three girls I was playing with all started screaming and yelling and jumping up and down. I said it must have gone over the back of the green. I didn’t believe it until I looked and found it in the bottom of the hole.”

The Liverpool, England native retired in 2000 after enjoying a 31-year career in advertising. Melville played for about five years in the 1980s and gave it up. She just started playing again three years ago and now plays at least twice a week. She said her next goal is to get one on the other course so she can “prove it isn’t a fluke.”

It is a lovely group of women,” said Melville, who is the vice president of the ladies league. “We play to have fun and enjoy the sport.

I like that every hole is a new challenge,” Melville added. “You are competing against yourself and trying to be the best you can be. The thing about the ladies I play with is that they make it fun. We don’t take it too seriously. The social aspect is really nice as well as the game itself. Some of them have been playing all of their lives. We have women who are playing in the 80s and some in the 90s. They may not hit as long, but they hit it straight.”

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FLICKS: Grudge Match, Keir Dullea & Miami Intl. Science Fiction Film Festival

Posted on 16 January 2014 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano


The Steve Martin/Eddie Murphy film Bowfinger was my first Observer movie review 15 years ago. It was a positive review, but I noted the tepid box office and how this film would have been a bigger hit a few years prior when the duo were stronger in the box office. The same could be said about Grudge Match, the Robert DeNiro & Sylvester Stallone boxing comedy.

Despite a shaky beginning, Grudge Match is an entertaining motion picture and both actors spoof their iconic images with gravitas. The story has some depth; the ensemble cast consisting of Kevin Hart, Kim Basinger & Alan Arkin give Grudge Match a warm heart. As time has been good to Bowfinger, when it plays on TV, time will also be a friend to Grudge Match.

This weekend, the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival and Cinema Paradiso (Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood) begin 2014 with a tribute to Keir Dullea, the actor best known as astronaut Dave Bowman from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Dullea made his film debut as a juvenile delinquent in Hoodlum Priest in 1961. Through the ‘60s, he drew critical notice for his performances in Bunny Lake is Missing and David and Lisa. In later years, Dullea could be found in motion pictures with a distinctive cult following, most notably Black Christmas, DeSade and The Good Shepherd directed by Robert DeNiro. He and his wife, Mia Dillion, often perform on the New York stage.

This Saturday, film historian Foster Hirsch will host a Q & A with Dullea, who will also receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. It is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., but double check as the times have fluctuated … 954-525- FILM or www.fliff.com.

The inaugural Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival begins Friday at the Hyatt Regency Miami with an awards ceremony held on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. Oscar-winning special effects producer Dean Lyon (Lord of the Rings) will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Of the many films being shown this weekend, NI-28 Strate-1 is one to mark on the calendar. Filmed in the Pacific Island nation of New Caledonia, NI-28 Strate-1 is independent filmmaking at its best, basically a “chase” film with a dark message about the zombie apocalypse. For schedule and pricing, visit http://miscifi.com.

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Posted on 16 January 2014 by LeslieM

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


Jan. 2 A woman reported her car stolen from 5370 NE 5 Terr. Three men were in the car and they were seen escaping after driving for a time.

Jan. 2 A woman reported her car keyed at 1332 NW 3 St.

Jan. 2 A woman reported her rented U Haul van stolen from 3439 SW 11 St.

Jan. 3 A man reported his car entered at 273 NE 46 St. and the glove compartment rummaged.

Jan. 3 It was reported that a work van parked at 4200 NE 1 Terr. was broken into, and tools and copper stolen.

Jan. 4 The office manager at Urology Medical Specialists at 601 E. Sample Rd. reported that when she arrived at work, she discovered $480 missing from the office cabinet.

Jan. 6 A car parked at 120 NW 42 Court was entered and a wallet with $6, a prescription, and 50 CDs was stolen.

Jan. 6 A car parked at 230 W. Sample Rd. was broken into and a purse with $250, credit cards, a Florida driver’s license and a Brazilian passport was stolen.

Jan. 7 A car parked at 4040 NE 6 Ave. was entered and a DVD player stolen.

Jan. 7 A home at 168 SW 2 Court was broken into and a laptop computer and jewelry stolen.

DEERFIELD – District 4

Jan. 10 Drugs/narcotics were reported at 100 N. Powerline Rd. BSO witnessed a suspicious vehicle blocking two lanes of traffic at the intersection of N. Powerline Road and W. Hillsboro Boulevard. The vehicle had its headlights off and an expired tag. The occupant of the vehicle was in possession of approximately 32 grams of marijuana.

Jan. 10. Conveyance burglary took place at the Sports Mall,1011 S. Powerline Rd. Victim stated that between 5:21 and 5:25 p.m.on the report date, an unknown subject broke the passenger-side rear window of her 2010 Hyundai Accent with FL tag K891XS and stole her black bag out of the back seat.


Dec. 17 A man reported he lost his wallet while riding his bike to 3700 N. Federal Hwy. The victim said he retraced his steps and could not find the wallet. He cancelled his credit cards. (The wallet also contained his driver’s license, concealed weapons permit and credit cards.) Loss was estimated at $79.

Dec. 17 An employee reportedly saw a woman steal a T-Shirt from a store located at 2430 N. Federal Hwy. Loss was estimated at $62.

Dec. 17 A store owner of a bakery at 5022 N. Federal Hwy. received a call from someone who identified themselves as an FPL employee. The caller told the man he needed to make two $500 payments to keep his power on. The victim paid $1,000 by giving the caller the serial numbers for a Green Dot prepaid card, and then grew suspicious. He contacted FPL and they told him it was a scam.

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Posted on 16 January 2014 by LeslieM

North Pavilion Beach Sticker Parking

Dear Editor:

A LOT of residents are very upset and passionate about this.

My husband and I have been property owners in Deerfield Beach since 1981. We decided to stay here when we had our 3 sons because we loved that the city was family-oriented, and we all love our beautiful beach.

When our boys were old enough, they started to enjoy all our beach has to offer, they skim board and surf whenever possible.

We have always purchased beach parking stickers so that we could park in the North Pavilion parking lot, where it is the only part of our beach that surfing and skimming is allowed.

Imagine my surprise when I went to City Hall on Jan. 2, purchased my 2014 sticker (which is in the 700s; almost 1,000 stickers issued as of 1-2-14) proceeded to the beach, waited 45 minutes for a spot to open up in the pavilion, only to find a parking ticket on my windshield when I returned to my car!

Never was I advised we could not park there. I did not look at the signs, as I had no clue the commission changes the “rules.”

It is bad enough that the “snowbirds” can now buy stickers in 2014, which I accepted; after all, they do pay taxes. But now there are enormous numbers of stickers being issued and yet, the commission decides to take away one of our stickered parking lots.

It was also bad enough that restaurant patrons take our spots, both sticker and hourly beach goers, when they have valet service for them to utilize with their own lot.

Is the city SO desperate for money, they take our $100, take away a parking lot (the ONLY lot for surfers, skim boarders and wind surfers!), AND raise the hourly rate at peak time at the pavilion? Forget our families and our surfing community, really?

It was suggested to me to drop off my surfers, go park almost a mile away, and walk back to the beach (AND that is IF a spot is open) … are you kidding me?

What if one of my boys drives my car by himself? He has to park far away and walk with his boards and beach stuff? Please, I am asking you (the commission) to reinstate our sticker parking at the [North] Pavilion.

After all, you were elected to make decisions on our behalf. This was not a good decision for the people you represent.

Dee Sleight

Deerfield Beach


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