| July, 2014


Posted on 24 July 2014 by LeslieM

Hurricane Preparedness in Deerfield

Hello friends,

Summer is here and while many of us are excited about vacation and time with the family, we are also preparing for another Hurricane Season.

Deerfield Beach has seen some pretty volatile hurricanes in past years.

Many of you might remember the damage that Hurricane Sandy left behind in 2012. The City spent tens of thousands repairing our most beautiful landmark, the International Fishing Pier. While Sandy did not devastate South Florida, 10 to 12-ft. waves caused serious damage to our coastlines.

I would like to take this opportunity to ask our residents the very same question I asked last year and will ask every year, because it is a very important question, “Are you prepared?”

Is your family prepared? Do you know what you will do with your pets if you are asked to evacuate? Are you signed up for the emergency notification?

These are all questions that you need to know the answers to right now in order to protect your family. We have resources and tools to help every resident in Deerfield Beach be better informed and better prepared for Hurricane Season, which extends from June 1 to Nov. 30.

Just follow these easy steps:

1. Read the Broward County Hurricane Preparedness Guide.

Just go to the City website, www.Deerfield-Beach.com/HurricanePreparedness. Click Residents, Find Information On, then Hurricane Preparedness.

2. Register for the emergency notification system, CodeRED.

This is a telephone-based emergency notification system that will call your home phone, mobile phone or send you a text message with important information and updates in the event of a crisis, such as a destructive hurricane. To register, visit www.Deerfield–Beach.com/codered or call 1-866-939- 0911.

3. Check out Broward County’s website, www.Broward.org.

The county now keeps the Hurricane Preparedness Guide and other important tools and information on- line only.

4. Create a plan with your family and put together an emergency preparedness kit

to have available year-round in the event of any emergency. For a complete list of materials to include in your kit just log onto: www.broward.org/ Hurricane/AtoZ/Pages/HurricanePreparedBeforeEvent.

Finally, I just want to remind you that the time to plan is now.

Please take advantage of the resources presented to you so that this year, you will be well-armed should a hurricane approach our shores.

All my best,

Mayor Jean Robb



Posted on 24 July 2014 by LeslieM

Christmas In July

Friday, July 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Broward Outreach Center 1700 Blount Rd. Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Helps homeless by offering showers, free haircuts and clothing. Brand new sneakers will be given to over 600 needy children. BBQ meal, live entertainment, including local bands and the Regeneration Singers, residents of the Miami Rescue Mission, will be provided. Children’s Corner includes visit from Santa Claus. For additional information, visit www.browardoutreachcenter.com.

Splash Ahoy

Friday, July 25, 6 to 10 p.m.

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

All ages, $6 + tax per person/1 yr. and under—free. Advanced registration required. 954-357-5100.

2nd Annual Prayer Breakfast & Award Ceremony

Saturday, July 26, 8:30 a.m.

Johnny L. Tigner Community Center 445 SW 2 St. Deerfi eld Beach, FL 33441

$25. Guest Speaker: Dr. Celia Earle, Former Lieutenant Governor-Div. 23. Presented by Kiwanis Club of Deerfi eld Beach-West. 954-732-9883.

Spring Fling Community Yard Sale

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8 a.m. to noon

Boca Raton Children’s Museum 498 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432

Everyone is invited to be a shopper or vendor. Special Spring Fling activities will include an Egg Hunt, pictures with a Big Bunny, DJ music and games, sand art, food trucks, and special vendors of all sorts. Unique items include children’s items, jewelry, beauty and skin care, handbags, toys, household items, clothing and collectibles. In case of rain, the sale will be moved indoors. For more information, call 561-368-6875 or visit www.cmboca.org.

Backyard “July Jubilee” Sale

Sunday July 27, 1 to 5 p.m.

The Butler House 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfi eld Beach, FL 33441

Bargain hunter delights, antiques, collectibles; concert starting at 2 p.m. by DYMiN 561-299-8684.

Family and Friends Day

Sunday, July 27, 2014 11 a.m.

St. Paul United Methodist Church 244 SE 2 Ave Deerfi eld Beach, FL 33441

Worship, fellowship and picnic lunch!

July Beach Tennis Tournament

Sunday, July 27, 9:30 a.m.

Pompano Beach Municipal Pier 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Categories: Men’s and Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Juniors (12 and under); Levels: Pro and A. Registration: Adult Men and Women — $20-1 category, $25-2 categories, Juniors: $10. Grade: G-4 Ranking Points. To register, email MyBeachTennis@aol.com. Registration emails must be received prior to this date. Cash only will be accepted at event.

NE Focal Point Family Night

Tuesday, July 29, 5 to 10 p.m.

Duffy’s Sports Grill 401 N. Federal Hwy. Deerfi eld Beach, FL 33441

Friends, family, neighbors, co-workers welcome. Eat, drink, have fun. 10 percent of evening’s proceeds to benefi t NE Focal Point C.A.S.A., Inc. 954-480-4449 for information.

Gateway Community Outreach event

Tuesday, July 29, 6 to 9 p.m.

401 E. Las Olas Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale 33301

Networking and fundraising event to bring awareness to the public about Gateway Community Outreach in Deerfi eld Beach and the services provided. Good food, silent auction plus prize drawing tickets. $20 per person. Purchase at the door or online through website at www.gcofl orida. org by clicking the “Donate button.” Gateway Community Outreach’s mission is to help overcome poverty and make a substantial impact in helping to make a difference in the lives of those they touch.

Save the date: BRACE for the Storm Workshop

Tuesday, Aug, 19, 10 a.m. to noon

Florida’s Division of Emergency Management, in part nership with Volunteer Florida and the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies, presents the BRACE for the Storm Workshop for Broward County. This internetbased FREE workshop is designed to provide information to homeowners on how to reduce damage to their homes from hurricanes and other disasters that threaten South Florida. In addition, homeowners can learn how they can save money on the windstorm portion of their home owner’s

insurance premium. Register at www.bereadyfl orida.org. For more information on hurricane preparedness, visit Broward.org/Emergency, follow on Twitter.com/Ready Broward, like them on Facebook.com/EMD or call 954- 831-3900.

Save the date: Country Music Festival

Saturday, Aug. 2, noon to 9 p.m.

Main Beach Parking Lot Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

With the beach in the background, the Country Music Festival will bring in crowds looking to boot scoot boogie to the music and browse through the many vendor booths. They can grab a bite to eat and then mingle among the locals, showing their hometown spirit. See Pg. 9 for music schedule. For additional information, visit www.Deerfield-Beach. com/CMF.

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CLERGY CORNER: From Small Beginnings

Posted on 24 July 2014 by LeslieM

My wife and I were thrilled this week to touch, feel and see one of life’s most exciting new possibilities. The occasion was to spend quality time with Lucy Anne, our first granddaughter.

Born the first day of July, Lucy Anne weighs all of 9 lbs. She is fragile and completely dependent on the loving care of those entrusted with her well-being. But Lucy’s delicate frame will strengthen and grow. Before we realize it, she will demonstrate signs of mobility. She will be turning over and sitting up. She will be crawling then walking. She will be running even before she is potty trained. I imagine her in pre-school tomorrow and driving a car next week, but, hopefully, not on I-95!

However quickly life passes, like cars in the far left lane of the interstate; however messed up the world appears to be, whenever God presents new life in the form of a newborn child, then we pray the sun keeps rising and setting perfectly. We have this hope because we desire yet another generation touch, feel and see the thrill of new possibilities too.

But how is it so engrained in our psyche that we look to the future with such optimism for a tiny infant so small and weak and vulnerable in a world so large and troubled?

Like deep roots of a tree tall and strong, the explanation is in our faith. Jesus speaks to his followers about this in a parable saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater

than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.” (Matthew 13)

You see, we all may have small beginnings, but we are children of a big promise.

Paul writes in his letter to the Romans, “It is the Spirit that bears witness with our spirit that we are all children of God. We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose. What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, then who is against us? For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8)

And so, my prayer is not only that the small will physically grow strong, but that we will all spiritually grow strong in our faith.

For, as we see a seed grow from small beginnings to become a tree strong and tall providing space for nesting and shade for resting, the roots of faith run deep to withstand the world’s testing. This is the ground of our confidence in Christ in whom we are heirs to a promise greater than the world. Through Christ our well-being is guaranteed.

Turns out we are not so fragile after all because nothing can separate us from the love of God in whose loving care we have been entrusted since before we were born….

Reverend Andrews is a minister at Community Presbyterian Church of Deerfield Beach (Steeple on the Beach), located five blocks south of Hillsboro on A1A. This Sunday’s chapel worship is at 10 a.m. and the message is “From Small Beginnings.”

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Boca Burger Battle

Posted on 18 July 2014 by JLusk

Marilyn Wilson is one of the volunteers serving judges

By Rachel Galvin

Sanborn Square was packed with people for the Boca Burger Battle on July 12. Nineteen contenders showed off their grilling prowess for the judges. But the victor was Salt 7, located in Delray, with its Motley Burger. Classic Rock Therapy entertained with rock rhythms. Meanwhile, others strutted to their own sounds doing Zumba. Guests strolled through vendor booths and left satisfied after indulging in plenty of burger varieties and gourmet sides. Besides wine, there were also plenty of craft beers, rumored to be a taste of a new event to come, from the BocaRaton.com crew.

Find out more about Boca Burger Battle at www.bocaburgerbattle.com.

Craft beer was prominent this year–a taste of a new event to come…

Potions in Motion created a tasty combo —

Salt7 wins!

Judges ate until they could eat no more…


BocaRaton.com’s Russell Spadaccini, who put on Boca Burger Battle, with Tom Leeman, one of the principals of BirthdayComp.com.


Classic Rock Therapy rocked it out.


They even had a food truck giving out French fries!


Potions in Motion preps.

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Wreckage of Air Force plane that crashed in 1952 Located- Deerfield man returned to family

Posted on 18 July 2014 by JLusk

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The remains of about a third of the service members who died when their military transport plane crashed into an Alaska mountain and then was buried for decades in glacier ice have been identified, military officials said Wednesday.
The Department of Defense released the identities of 17 people onboard the C-124 Globemaster, which crashed in 1952, and said the remains will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.
The plane from McChord Air Force Base, Washington, was headed to Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage when it went down with 52 crew members and passengers aboard.
Efforts to reach the crash site immediately after the crash were halted by bad weather. Days later, a member of the Fairbanks Civil Air Patrol, along with a member of the 10th Air Rescue Squadron, landed at a glacier and positively identified the wreckage as the Globemaster.
“In late November and early December 1952, search parties were unable to locate and recover any of the service members,” the Department of Defense said in a statement.

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Kenoyer gets first ace

Posted on 16 July 2014 by LeslieM

SPORTS071714By Gary Curreri

Although Lighthouse Point’s Linda Kenoyer doesn’t have an official handicap, she at least shares something in common with her professional golfer daughter Stefanie.

The 64-year-old Kenoyer recently picked up her firstever hole-in-one when she hit a 9-iron, 95 yards to ace the Par-3 hole at the Winding Hills Country Club in Montgomery, NY.

It was pretty crazy,” said Kenoyer, who was visiting family in New York and was able to get away for a round of golf. “I’m not a great golfer, and Stefanie has three hole-in-ones, so, for me to do it, it was such an amazingly fluke thing.”

Kenoyer, who says she plays to about a 22 handicap, called it the “right club for the right distance” on the executive course.

I kind of heard it and we walked up to look and see and I said, ‘I think it is in the hole. How did that happen?” said Kenoyer, who was playing with her husband Steve. “I hit it a little left of the hole and it kind of banked down. It rolled right in. I heard it hit the pin. It was exciting. We found the ball in the cup.”

I didn’t expect myself to get one,” Kenoyer added. “It was a shock really. I hit the ball very cleanly. It was a good shot. It was a perfect connection. I was pretty lucky to get it to bank correctly and fall into the cup. It takes quite a lot of luck and some skill because it has to be the right club and the right distance.”

Stefanie, 24, a professional golfer on the Symetra Tour, and two-time participant on the Golf Channel’s Big Break television series during 2013, started playing golf 12 years ago and took lessons from Bob Loring, the head golf professional at the Pompano Beach Golf Course.

Linda Kenoyer also started playing golf at the same time and took a few lessons from Loring. She found it ironic that her daughter got her first hole-in-one at age 14, while she was 50-years older when she got her first. Stefanie had three career hole-in-ones.

I’ve had very, very few lessons, just a couple of lessons,” Linda Kenoyer said. “I’ve gone out with Stefanie when she has been around and she’s given me some tips. I just never really had the time to take the lessons.”

Following her round, she sent a text to her daughter.

It said, ‘you won’t believe this. I just got my first hole-in-one,’” the elder Kenoyer said. “She was all excited. I think all of my friends were more excited than I was. I guess it is a big deal in a lot of ways because you don’t know if you are going to get another one. That could be it for my whole life.”

She was surprised to find out a short time later that Stefanie made a post on her Facebook page congratulating her mother on her milestone.

That was very nice,” Linda Kenoyer said. “It was very, very touching when she said how proud she was of me. It was very sweet and she wrote a nice post about it. It is so funny because we are always so proud of our kids and the things that they do, and we try and be supportive, so here it was in reverse. I thought it was a very thoughtful thing she did.”

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FLICKS: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes & Gabrielle

Posted on 16 July 2014 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano


With the loss of the Star Wars franchise, 20th Century Fox has devoted much to their remaining science fiction franchises, X-Men and the rebooted Planet of the Apes series. Beyond the special effects and visual cinematography, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes succeeds for two reasons: a good story and strong character motivation.

The film takes place 10 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Caesar (Andy Serkis, an actor wearing a motion capture suit) has consolidated his ape regime to a park near San Francisco, while becoming a father of two. Unleashed during the closing credits of Rise, the simian flu has devastated the human population, who now live in disconnected city-states.

While on a scouting mission, Malcolm (Jason Clarke) and his family run afoul of Koba (Toby Kebbell), Caesar’s scarred right hand simian, who holds a grudge against all humans. While Caesar seeks a peaceful resolution to the conflict, Koba’s paranoia antagonizes the situation.

With a small amount of dialogue for an action movie, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is based on an intelligent screenplay. The motivations are clear and concise; both humans and apes struggle for the same goals, protecting one’s family. One relates to the struggles of both Malcolm and Caesar.

Given his work as Gollum, King Kong and Caesar, Andy Serkis’ performance should be considered for an Academy Award. Despite the special digital effects, Serkis manages to invest some heart into Caesar, while revealing character maturity from the last movie. I can’t wait to see how Caesar evolves in the next Planet of the Apes movie.

This film is a visual treat. Director Matt Reeves makes use of light and shadows to support the symbolism of the relationship between man and ape. Koba is definitely the best villain of the summer. The street battle between the militia and apes on horseback is worth the price of admission.

For those seeking a quieter movie experience, the awardwinning Gabrielle opens this weekend at The Living Room Theater. Gabrielle (played by Gabrielle Marion-Rivard, who has Williams syndrome in real life) suffers from a disability, but finds a connection singing in a choir at a recreational center. As the choir goes on a field trip, Gabrielle finds independence and a potential boyfriend.

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Posted on 16 July 2014 by LeslieM


June 30 Someone broke into a home at 124 SW 1 Court and stole a household appliance.

June 30 A car parked at 100 Fairway Dr. was entered and property valued at $1,500 was stolen.

July 1 A can of Red Bull and one bottle of beer were stolen from a store at 1991 NE 2 St.

July 1 A man reported that someone broke into his office at 3439 SW 11 St. and stole hand tools, tool boxes and a computer.

July 1 A woman reported that a man she met stole her iPhone 4 at 4151 NW 3 Ave.

DEERFIELD – District 4

June 30 A theft was reported in Deer Creek at 460 Jefferson Dr. The victim stated his Roxio Game Capture HD Pro device was stolen from his room. The roommate of the victim had several guests visit the apartment during the incident time-frame. The roommate does not know where the property could be. Investigation is pending guest information at this time.

June 30 A theft was reported in Deer Creek at 718 Via Verona. A garbage can and recycling bin were reported stolen.


June 25 Two subjects walked past a business at 2141 NE 45 St. carrying TV boxes, DVD boxes and a jewelry box stolen from a nearby residence. Loss was $250.

June 25 A male subject took imitation crab, beef franks, cheese and sunglasses and walked out of the store at 2450 N. Federal Hwy. without paying for them. He was apprehended a short time later. The items were valued at $27.96.

June 26 Refrigerant and a leak detector were stolen from the rear of a work pickup truck parked at 2161 NE 42 St. Loss was $800.

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Posted on 16 July 2014 by LeslieM

Your Heart, Your Life

Friday, July 18 to Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to noon

NE Focal Point Senior Center 227 NW 2 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Special 8-week workshop on preventing and controlling heart disease. Learn how to keep your heart healthy, recognize a heart attack/ stroke, ways to increase physical activity, how to eat in a heart healthy way and keep a healthy weight. Receive take-home materials to share with others. Contact Health Support at 954-480-4446 to register.

7th Annual Bowling Tournament

Saturday, July 20, events begin at 1:30 p.m.

Sawgrass Lanes 8501 University Dr. Tamarac, FL 33321

Hosted by South Florida’s chapter of the NFL Alumni, the Pompano Beach Exchange Club and Broward’s Children. Festivities will begin at 1:30 p.m., lunch at 1:45 p.m., bowling at 3 p.m. and an awards’ ceremony at 5 p.m. You can enter a team of four players for $400. You can also come out and root on your favorite players, participate in the raffle and purchase a lunch plate for $10. Space is limited and the entry deadline is July 18. An inexpensive, tax deductible, lane sponsor opportunity is available (just $100 a lane) for businesses wishing to get their company great exposure. Full details on participation can be found at hfabian@nflalumnisouthflorida.org.

Save the date: “July Jubilee Backyard ‘Garage’ Sale.”

Sunday, July 27, 1 to 5 p.m.

Butler House 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Be a seller or a buyer for community garage sale. Anyone interested in being a seller call 561-299-8684 or email elilly707@aol.com. Fees for renting seller space –$10 if you bring your own table/$20 to rent a table. Fees to benefit the Deerfield Beach Historical Society. Each individual garage sale vendor will be responsible for its own sales. Also, free concert featuring DYMiN & Lancelot (island-themed music.) Entrance to the event is free, with optional purchases for food, gifts and other mementos. Parking is available at the DFB Post Office, with limited parking adjacent to the Butler House.

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CLERGY CORNER: We will rock you

Posted on 16 July 2014 by LeslieM

Moses descended from Mt. Sinai, but as he sees the children of Israel singing and dancing around a Golden Calf, he lets his temper get to him; and what does he do? He takes those stone tablets and throws them down and breaks them. The tablets are no longer stone; they are just a bunch of rocks.


Later, in the Torah, we read about Moses and rocks again.

The children of Israel cry out for water. Moses turns to G-d and He tells Moses to speak to a rock and water will fl ow. But it seems that Moses still has a problem because, instead of speaking to the rock, he hits it. In the JPS translation of the Torah, rather than saying, “speak to the rock,” it says, “… before their eyes, you shall order the rock …”

No matter which translation you use, it is pretty apparent that Moses was told not to hit the rock, but rather, to speak to the rock.

But, why does G-d tell Moses to speak to a rock? The Sages wisely asked, “Does a rock have ears with which to hear or eyes with which to see?”

So who was supposed to hear Moses’ words? In Numbers 20:7-8 we read that Moses is “to speak in front of their eyes…” That’s right, the children of Israel have eyes with which to see and ears with which to hear.

It is no secret that when we try to teach Torah to some people, it is like talking to a rock. They are not open to hearing the words. It gets frustrating and sometimes we have an urge to lash out. But let’s learn from the greatest of all teachers, from Moses himself, that lashing out at the people is not going to satisfy their thirst.

I don’t know if you remember studying rocks in school, but there are three different types:

The first is Igneous. The word igneous comes from the Latin root, ignis, which means fire. Igneous rocks are formed as they cool off after a great heat. If you look in the Thesaurus, you will find the synonyms quite interesting, as they include hot-headed and impulsive. Yet it also includes passionate and enthusiastic.

Moses was passionate; he was enthusiastic. He also could be rather impulsive. As human beings, we all have a bit of the igneous rock within us.

Then there is the Sedimentary rock, a layered rock that comes from many grains, including fossils of just about everything from the past including remnants of the dinosaur. As humans, we have many layers and come in many grains, and, we all carry remnants of our past.

And last, but certainly not least, there are the metamorphic rocks. These rocks change over the years, as the things they go through, all the pressure and all the heat, give them new shape.

Again, I turn to the Thesaurus and find that the synonyms for metamorphic include to age or to mature. Also included in the synonyms are to develop. As humans, we should be constantly trying to grow and mature, to develop ourselves.

We are rocks Igneous ,and, as such, we need to learn to be less hot headed and more passionate. We are the rocks Sedimentary, and, as such, we need to learn to handle the heat and play it cool. We are the rocks Metamorphic, may the changes we make in ourselves and in this world be for a blessing.

Shalom my friends,

Rabbi Craig H. Ezring

Rabbi Ezring is a member of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains and of the Association of Professional Chaplains. He works professionally in this capacity with a number of healthcare facilities in the area, and with hospice. He is the Spiritual Leader of Temple Beth Israel of Deerfield Beach.

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