| June, 2015


Posted on 18 June 2015 by LeslieM

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


May 30 A Deer Creek home at 2178 Woodlands Way was entered, but the person left without taking anything.

June 1 A woman placed her purse on the beach at 2096 NE 2 St. She returned and found her wallet stolen.

June 4 A woman reported that her wallet was stolen from a shopping cart at Publix at 1337 S. Military Trail. The wallet contained $24, three credit cards and a Florida driver’s license.

June 5 Suspects entered a carport at 621 NW 38 St. and knocked down the resident of the home before fleeing.

DEERFIELD – District 4

June 5 Residential burglary occurred in Starlight Cove at 656 NW 38 Terr., Deerfield Beach.

Victim advised BSO that he left a week ago for a business trip to Key Largo and when he returned, he discovered the place had been burglarized. The subject appeared to use the exterior water hose to smash the master bathroom window to gain entry into the home. Nothing appears to be missing at this time.

June 6 Auto theft took place in Pine Tree Apartments at 1711 NW 2 St., Deerfield Beach.

Victim got home and parked her vehicle, a 2013 Hyundai Accent, at approximately 8 p.m. She went to leave again at 9 p.m. and noticed that the vehicle was gone.

June 7 Criminal mischief was reported in The Waterways at 1470 SW 45 Way, Deerfield Beach.

The homeowner advised BSO that an unknown person threw a rock and broke the front bedroom window.

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Posted on 18 June 2015 by LeslieM

Rapa Nui: Down, not Out

Dear Editor:

I never inscribed the artist’s signature, although I said I would.

I thought that it was, perhaps, too possessive an act — as if I commandeered credit for an incredible work accomplished by many.

Rapa Nui Reef became an extraordinary, larger-than-life blend of rusticated tribute and mysterious magnificence.

For a short while, it brought smiles to so many, and community pride to the Deerfield family.

In one moment of thunderous silence, what began as such a perfect day became itself an imperfect reminder that we do not possess any infinite power, nor do we command a perfect world.

I understand that Rapa Nui lays compressed and restrained within some iron dungeon.

I have heard from so many thoughtful people to express sincere sorrow at what, on the surface, appears to be tragic loss and catastrophic happenstance.

I was made numb. Incredibly saddened to witness a gift freely offered by a generous spirit sink into disembodiment. But today is another perfect morning.

The sun again is rising in the summer sky, and the waters are again calm and preparing for their daily dance.

Beneath the waters of Deerfield Beach, Rapa Nui Reef calls out but does not whimper.

There will be no resurrection, no Lazarus rising.

But we do hear opportunity calling. There is much we can do.

I am certain that we can, in a spirit of cooperation and unity, recreate a tribute to what tumbled beneath those calm waters.

A tribute to one woman’s generosity, a people’s determination, and a community’s prideful stewardship of something grand in nature.

Rapa Nui is down. It is NOT out.

No, there is no artist’s signature, and it may never be. But there IS a hopeful determination that what was, by bad chance, made unfinished, will be left complete.

Thank You, Dear Friends, for all your Rapa Nui love.

The Power of the Moai

Dennis MacDonald, the artist, Pompano Beach

There are plans to create a second tier, right-side up, on top of it. Send donation checks payable to: Woman’s Club of Deerfield Beach Memo section: Rapa Nui Reef II 910 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441



Posted on 18 June 2015 by LeslieM

Audition for young singers

Saturday, June 20, 3 to 7 p.m.

Markee Studios 1700 S. Powerline Rd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Bring music or sing a capella for one minute, any musical genre. Open to underprivileged musically-talented children ages 4-16. Several children will be selected after their audition and will begin a 12-month journey receiving mentorship and lessons to ensure their musical talents continue to flourish and develop. This event by Little Dreams Foundation was created by legendary recording artist Phil Collins and his wife Orianne, who will be on the judging panel, along with son Nick Collins and musical director David Frangioni.

5th Annual Father’s Day Car Show

Sunday, June 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mizner Park 327 Plaza Real Boca Raton, FL 33432

More than 150 unique cars will be on display, from antiques and classics to street rods, sports cars and more. This show, brought by Russ G. Events, will include a family-friendly concert by FAU Summer Concert Band, led by Kyle Prescott and sponsored by the City of Boca Raton following at the amphitheater from 7 to 8:30 p.m. FREE. Bring chairs or blankets. Chairs also available to rent for $5. Food and beverages available for purchase. No coolers or alcoholic beverages permitted. Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. For more information, visit www.miznerpark.com or call 561-362-0606.

Card Party

Tuesday, June 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Elks Lodge 700 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Held by Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES, Drove 142. Open to the public. Bring your table of friends or group. $4. Includes dessert and coffee. Call 561-479- 2002 for reservations.

HOA Board Certification Course

Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Kaye Bender Rembaum 1200 Park Central Blvd. S. Pompano Beach, FL 33064

FREE. RSVP: seminars@KBRLegal.com or call 954- 928-0680.

Musical Sing-a-long

Tuesday, June 23, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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

Join Tamera Gregory as she takes you on a Musical Journey from past eras. For more information, call 954-480-4447.

Business Development Meet and Greet

Wednesday, June 24, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) 41 NE 1 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Meet new Business Development Specialist and General Services Department staff. Held to encourage participation of local and small business enterprises in the central procurement activities of the City. Staff will be on-hand to discuss and assist in vendor registration, City bid opportunities, solicitation document training and answer general procurement questions. Casual. RSVP: 954-786-4098.

Women’s Retreat: Upsy Daisy Relying on God to Lift Us Up

Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28

Comfort Inn Oceanside 50 Ocean Dr. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

For all women of the community. Sponsored by the Women’s Bible & Book Club of Trinity Church of Lighthouse Point. 3-day event is $75. For information, call 954-941-8033 or email info@trinitychurchlighthousepoint.com.

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CLERGY CORNER: Happy Rabbi, Father, Padre’s Day

Posted on 18 June 2015 by LeslieM

Years ago, I was blessed to work with my father of blessed memory.

We not only got to share the pulpit for several high holy days, we also did rounds together at several health centers. Back in those years, we worked alongside a wonderful Franciscan Friar, known lovingly to all those under his charge as Father Joe.

One day, the three of us were walking down a hospital hallway side-by-side and someone came up to us. They looked at my father and then at me and said, “I never remember, which of you is the father and which of you is the son.”

My dad immediately responded, “I’m the father and he’s the son,” at which point I looked over at Father Joe and said, “You know what that makes you, don’t you? That’s right, if my dad’s the father and I’m the son, then you must be the Holy Ghost!”

Father Joe wasn’t offended in any way, and, as he smiled at my sick humor, the patient in front of us got such a wonderful belly laugh, the first time he had laughed in ages.

Oddly enough, I now do rounds each week at the North Broward campus of Catholic Health Services. When I first started working there several years ago, everyone call me Rabbi. But I have been there for a long time, and, over the years, many of the staff and patients have slipped and, instead of calling me Rabbi, they call me Father.

The first time they do it and realize what they have done, they apologize. But I tell them, you have nothing to apologize for. I am honored that you accept my position here to the point that you actually refer to me in such a way.

I don’t have any children of my own, but I do have those who call me Father, and that is a blessing in my life.

Amazingly enough, here in America, we celebrate Father’s Day on the specific day we do because of Priests, Pastors and Ministers.

This year marks the 115th Anniversary of Father’s Day.

Sonora Smart Dodd came up with the concept of Father’s Day. Her mother died giving birth. Sonora’s father raised her and her five brothers all by himself. And, during the church service on Mother’s Day, Sonora knew there should be a special day set aside for fathers.

Her father happened to have been born on June 5, and she thought that would be the perfect day to celebrate Father’s Day. But when the Ministerial Association of Spokane, WA met to approve it, they felt there was too little time to prepare proper sermons for fathers so soon after Mother’s Day. And so it was that they opted to celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday of the month of June. That was back in the year 1910 and we have been celebrating it ever since.

Father’s Day was not meant to be a day for buying ties. And I believe that Calvin Coolidge said it best as he signed a resolution in 1924 pertaining to Father’s Day as a day “to establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations.”

I hope all the Fathers reading this column will take those words to heart. You can be a Saint to your children. In fact, in several traditionally Catholic Countries (Spain, Portugal, etc.), Father’s Day is observed on March 19, which just happens to be The Feast of St. Joseph.

Shalom my friends and a very meaningful Father’s Day,

Rabbi Craig H Ezring

Rabbi Ezring is the Spiritual Leader of Temple Beth Israel of Deerfield Beach (201 S. Military Tr., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442). Regular Shabbat services are open to everyone on Saturday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

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Detectives ID Early-Morning Bank Robber

Posted on 12 June 2015 by JLusk

A bank robbery suspect was shot and killed Thursday morning (6/11/15) in Pompano Beach after he reached under the seat and pulled out a gun as deputies tried to take him into custody.

Detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Violence Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response team received information about a bank robber sought by the Port St. Lucie Police Department and the FBI. BSO detectives provided assistance in the investigation by conducting surveillance at the last known address of the suspect, Charles Ziegler, 40, which was in the city of Pompano Beach. Deputies confirmed the vehicle parked in front of the residence, a white Lexus, belonged to Ziegler. After about 15 minutes, Ziegler and an older female exited the home and got into the Lexus. They drove a short distance, pulling into a parking spot at a commercial strip mall at 1347 E. Sample Rd.

BSO detectives boxed in the suspect’s vehicle and approached on foot from both sides. Detectives grabbed the woman and pulled her out. At the same time, detectives approaching the driver side of the vehicle were met with resistance by Ziegler. He broke free from the deputy’s grip, reached under the passenger seat and pulled out a .44 Magnum revolver. Four BSO deputies fired their weapons simultaneously, fatally wounding the suspect.

No BSO deputies were injured. The female passenger was taken to a nearby district office to be interviewed, though detectives do not believe she was involved in the suspect’s criminal activity.

Per standard protocol, the four deputies involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative duty for at least three days while the investigation is being conducted.

BSO homicide, internal affairs and crime scene detectives continue the investigation.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this morning’s incident should contact BSO Homicide Detective Bryan Tutler  at 954-321-4281.

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FLICKS: Gemma Bovary & MODS exhibits

Posted on 11 June 2015 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano


In the last two years, I have been seeking a more provincial life, less beer and pretzels – more wine and cheese.

Instead of watching sports that I am truly not interested in, I have been watching more sunsets.

I think about how bucolic and idyllic this life is, until I think about how bored I would be doing this activity everyday! Opening tomorrow, Gemma Bovary allows the viewer to visit the French Countryside, while not overextending one’s welcome.

Gemma Bovary is inspired by Gustave Flaubert’s tragic novella, Madame Bovary. The film has the same plot structure as Flaubert’s book, but with enough twists and turns to separate the literary from the cinema. This is a thought piece about dark subject matter, but with enough realistic humor to hold one’s interest for an hour and 39 minutes.

Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) is a baker in a small town in France that attracts many English people. A literary maven, Joubert takes interest in his new neighbors, whose last name is Bovary. Charlie (Jason Flemyng) and Gemma (Gemma Arterton) are friendly neighbors who eat a lot of bread.

When Charlie goes out of town on business, Joubert observes Gemma’s flirty behavior with gentlemen who can help her. Fantasy crosses into reality as Joubert witnesses infidelity, much like Flaubert’s misguided protagonist.

Best known for playing a “007 Bond Girl,” actress Gemma Arterton has undertaken many character roles in films like The Disappearance of Alice Creed, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Clash of the Titans. As Gemma Bovary, Arterton finds the correct balance between femme fatale and naïve charm. When the climax is presented, one feels for the character. Gemma Bovary is a quiet respite from the noisy roar of blockbuster dinosaurs.

The Box Office gods have determined that Jurassic World will open big this weekend. It is now a question as to how big this film will be until the 4th of July holiday weekend. Beyond the spectacle of dinosaurs eating tourists, Jurassic World will expand upon the theories that author Michael Crichton introduced in his original novel, Jurassic Park.

To absorb this experience, check out Jurassic World at the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Discovery & Science (MODS) on the 5-storey IMAX screen. Besides seeing the giant MegaShark in the museum showroom, one can expect to see some exhibits devoted to paleontology. www.MODS.org.

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Posted on 11 June 2015 by LeslieM

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


May 25 It was reported that a bicycle was stolen from 286 SW 1 Terr.

May 25 A man reported that a man he knew stole his car from 1300 Green Rd.

May 26 A home on the 300 block of NW 7 Court was broken into and a gun, costume jewelry, laptop computers, an iPad and other electronics were stolen.

DEERFIELD – District 4

May 27 Residential burglary took place in Deer Point, at 602 NE 36 St., Deerfield Beach. Unknown suspect(s) gained entry through the rear kitchen window. The alarm was activated and the suspect(s) left out of the front door.

May 28 Theft occurred in the area of Super Target (Hobby Lobby), at 3555 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Subject was arrested for stealing $100 from an employee of Hobby Lobby.


May 15 Someone stole a handicapped parking dashboard placard from the victim’s vehicle that was left unlocked overnight in front of his residence at 4133 NE 21Terr.

May 19 Someone vandalized a new bridge railing at 2200 NE 38 St. Damage was $500.

May 23 Someone stole a purse from a victim at 3722 N. Federal Hwy. She didn’t realize it was missing until she received five text messages from American Express that her card had been used in the amount of $1,373. Another charge amounting to $700 was declined. She believes she was bumped into by a male subject and he may have taken it.

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Posted on 11 June 2015 by LeslieM

RE: Rapa Nui

Dear Editor:

Everyone who had anything to do with the awesome Rapa Nui Reef project in Deerfield Beach came away with a feeling of wonder [last weekend], a lot of new friends, and the appreciation that something special can be done when one person has a dream and many make it come true.

Those involved often quoted benefactor Margaret Blume- “Something Big is Going Down in Deerfield Beach.”

Something big indeed did go down in Deerfield Beach and we all were changed for the better because of Margaret’s vision and the contributions of her supportive husband Robert, Dennis MacDonald the extraordinary artist, and Dixie Diver’s Pavan.

We shouldn’t be sad, in spite of the ill-fated sinking. We should celebrate their courage and dedication and we should cheer their daring and their dream.

Thank you, Margaret, for something big going down in my life, and for the opportunity, through the Woman’s Club of Deerfield Beach, to be a small part of your wonderful achievement.

Bett Willett,

Deerfield Beach

Dear Editor:

Remember, it has been an amazing, two-year journey for all involved in this project.

Although the scuttle did not go as hoped, the vision and desires of the benefactor, Margaret Blume, the inspiration and beauty of the artwork by Dennis MacDonald, and the hard work of Pavan of Dixie Divers, can never be erased from the memories of all of us who were so closely a part of this inner core team.

Those who came to celebrate its creation and witness its final journey into the depths of the ocean have experienced the highs and lows of a magnificent historical event.

The faces of the people who came to see it were in awe of the faces of the Moai figures staring back at them.

They learned about Easter Island and the Rapa Nui people who built the Moai and much more.

Some may look at the glass half empty and dwell on the scuttle gone awry, but I say the “Moai cup runneth over with blessings.”

Art in the City of Deerfield Beach shall be enhanced by the generosity of all who came from near and far and contributed to support this effort.

To you, our club members, who dedicated so much time and effort (blood, sweat, and tears), this city cannot thank enough, because you helped to make this happen, and the contributions to Art in Our City will continue and our city projects will be enhanced.

I cannot thank you enough for all your help and support from the project’s inception two years ago to the scuttle [Sunday].

The volunteers who worked tirelessly these past months and especially this weekend, and those who came to share

in other ways are the heart and core of our club. I personally thank you from the bottom of my heart.

With the dedication of members like you, our club will prosper and continue to have a very positive impact on our city and other cities near and far.

Marti McGeary

Deerfield Beach

RE: Moai-mentum

Dear Editor:

I am sure the community will come together to make this a positive. We don’t always have control over what happens, but we have control over how we respond.

I’ll help any way I can.

T.J. Eagen

Deerfield Beach



Posted on 11 June 2015 by LeslieM

1st Annual DB Summer Music Festival

Saturday, June 13, 1 to 8 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex 445 SW 4 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Enjoy music, food, cold beverages (available for purchase), crafts and more. Kid’s zone, presented by Storm Tight Windows, includes waterslides, bounce houses, face painter and balloon artist! Complimentary shuttle service available from The Cove Shopping Center from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, call 954-480-4429 or visit www.deerfield-beach.com/smf.

Pancake breakfast

Sunday, June 14, 9 a.m. to noon

Elks Lodge 700 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Hosted by the Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES , Drove 142. Adults: $5, Children $2.50. Open to the public. For information, call 954-255-3130.

Business Expo

Tuesday, June 16, 5 to 8 p.m.

Elks Lodge 700 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Hosted by the Greater Pompano Chamber of Commerce. This is the time to network and show off your products and services to potential customers. Tables are $125 for Chamber members, $200 for non-members. Residents can attend for free. Raffles, refreshments and more.

For more information, call 954-941-2940 or visit www.pompanobeachchamber.com.

Women’s Retreat: Upsy Daisy Relying on God to Lift Us Up

Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28

Comfort Inn Oceanside 50 Ocean Dr. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

For all women of the community. Sponsored by the Women’s Bible & Book Club of Trinity Church of Lighthouse Point. For additional information, contact Trinity United Methodist Church by phone at 954- 941-8033 or email info@trinitychurchlighthousepoint.com.

Summer Horse Camps

Tradewinds Park & Stables 3600 W. Sample Rd. Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Trotters Mini-Camp – June 15-16, 17-18, 22-23, 24-25 – Two-day sessions. Includes beginning riding instruction, riding time, grooming, and saddling, plus activities/games and horse care/maintenance. $150. Limit: 12 campers/session.

Trailblazers Week Camp – July 6-9, 13-16. 20-23 – Four-day sessions. Includes the above, plus intermediate riding instruction and tack/equipment. $300. Limit: 12 campers/session.

Horsemasters Advanced Camp – Aug. 3-6, 10-13 – Four-day sessions. Includes the above, plus introduction to English riding and advanced riding instruction. $400. Limit: 10 campers/session. Prerequisite: Trailblazers Camp.

The camps, for ages 9 through 16, provide opportunities for kids to get real experience caring for horses on a daily basis. There is also riding instruction (weather permitting) and instruction in other horse-related areas, as well as other activities.

The camps run, rain or shine, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All campers must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Participants should also bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a towel. Students must bring their own snacks and lunches. Space is limited and pre-registration required. For more information, call 954-357-8870.

Raiders Tackle Football Registration starts

Monday, June 15

Volunteer coaches needed. Call 954-480-4426.

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Posted on 11 June 2015 by LeslieM

John 14:27

27 Peace I leave with you; my [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]


Why is it that when things aren’t going our way, or when trials arise, we can’t seem to handle things well? Fear, anxiety, worry, attitudes and life’s cares seem to get the best of us. The majority of the things that we worry about are tied to our past. Are we going to let yesterday’s problems dictate what we do today? We need to remember that yesterday is gone. There is nothing that we can do about it. We are able to start fresh each day (today). We choose each day, what kind of day we are going to have, so decide to have a great and peaceful day. Matthew 6:27 tells us that the things we worry about so often are the things that are beyond our control. We need to trust in the Lord. Shifting our focus off of God and onto the problems is a sure formula for worry. We then allow worries and problems to become bigger priorities than God. When that happens, the things we worry about begin to consume us! When life’s hassles get too big and you feel overwhelmed, stop, take a deep breath and focus on what God is doing today.

Philippians 4:7-8

7 Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

8 Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious — the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.

The Message Bible

When you worry about tomorrow, you’re worrying about what you can never control, and you rob yourself of peace today. Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. Matthew 6:34 says “God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” When you begin to worry, don’t panic – pray. God is the one who has all the answers. God is waiting patiently on us. He’s saying I’m here, give everything to me. God knows what you’re going through.

How are we ever going to learn to have peace, if we do not trust the God we serve? In order for us to have peace and to be a peacemaker, we need to trust our God. Scriptures speak of the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding. You have to be at peace in order to know you’re in the will of God. If you’re not at peace, then you’re not trusting God. Don’t let stress and worries rob you of the peace you could have —focus on God!

Tony Guadagnino is pastor at Christian Love Fellowship Church.

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