| August, 2015

“Peter Pan” at The Wick Theatre

Posted on 20 August 2015 by LeslieM

soc082015hookBy Rachel Galvin

The Wick Theatre came to life with the magical classic “Peter Pan,” which opened Aug. 6 and runs through Aug. 23. Catch it this weekend before it flies away!

The musical “Peter Pan” has pirates and “Indians,” dogs and alligators and even that naughty fairy Tinkerbell, who is quite jealous it seems of Wendy (For those who do not know the classic tale, go watch and find out more about these colorful characters. It truly is fun for the whole family.) On August 8, adults were buying pixie dust wands of sorts that were sold in the lobby, turning on their lights during the performance, basically reliving childhood.

The show was filled with great choreography, especially when Tiger Lilly’s tribe hit the stage.

The greatest part of the show was the flying effects, courtesy of ZFX Flying. The scene where the children escape their home to go to Neverland with Peter Pan was absolutely a thrill as projections and harnesses helped them to appear as though they were flying across the skyline .

Shannon Mari Mills had quite the Broadway belt as Peter Pan, but it was Robin Haynes as Hook who really stole the show. His wit had the audience in stitches and he lit up the stage wherever he went. There were interactive moments where they both broke the fourth wall to get the audience engaged in the show.

After the show, guests were surprised when cast members, still in costume, came out to pose with them. As usual, before the show during intermission and after, there was entertainment in the lobby, this time a bit of tinkling of the ivories set a nice mood. Adults enjoyed a flute of champagne to celebrate.

For more information, visit www.thewick.org.


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FLICKS: Marshland

Posted on 20 August 2015 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano


In Spanish Language with English subtitles, Marshland (La isla mínima) opens tomorrow in area theaters. It is a gritty crime procedural that is simplistically presented with static cinematography. This simplicity is deceptive.

The setting is a marshland near Villafranco, Spain, circa 1980. Though Generalissimo Francisco Franco had been dead for five years, the ghost of his dictatorship remains. There seems to be a seasonal crime wave during harvest season. During an annual festival, two teenage girls disappear.

Two detectives are called in to investigate. While both detectives have different political views about law enforcement, both individuals also have unrelated skeletons in their closet. However, when the two girls are found brutally and shamefully murdered, the two detectives put aside their differences to catch the killer.

Is this the work of a singular serial killer or a systematic ritual from organized crime? These two plot threads unravel into a logical climax. Like any good mystery, multiple clues and red herrings are placed within the storyline. The two detectives propel the narrative, but part of the fun of this film is the quirky characters that detour the investigation.

The world of Marshland feels like the south of the border version of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Writer/Director Alberto Rodriquez makes this his personal film noir, filled with gothic detail. One can see the nightmarish visualization of Spanish Master Francisco Goya in Marshland’s visualization.

This film is definitely a vacation from the dog days of the August box office releases. This simple film will create haunted memories.

Javier Gutiérrez, one of the actors who played one of the detectives, is expected to visit the Movies at Lake Worth and Cinema Paradiso this weekend.

For more details, contact Cinema Paradiso at 954-525- FILM (3456) and the Movies at Lake Worth 561-968-4545.

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Posted on 20 August 2015 by LeslieM


August 3 A car was reported stolen from 281 NW 1 Ave.

August 5 A home at 1016 SE 5 St. was broken into and ransacked.

August 5 A woman reported being robbed at gunpoint by a man she recognized as a customer. The incident occurred at 519 E. Sample Rd.

August 5 A woman reported she planted an American flag and two no-smoking signs by a community pool at 3930 Crystal Lake Dr. and they were stolen.


August 1 Someone attempted to get medication with a fraudulent prescription at a store located at 3700 N. Federal Hwy.

August 2 An officer observed a female subject walking around a residence at 2160 NE 36 St. and carrying boxes from a residence.

August 2 The victim left her cell phone on top of a cooler outside 2110 NE 41 St. and went to a nearby store. When she returned, the phone was missing. Loss was $170.

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

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Posted on 20 August 2015 by LeslieM

RE: Metered Parking in The Cove Shopping Center

Dear Editor:

I am a resident of The Cove in Deerfield Beach and I am very concerned that the Deerfield Beach commissioners are considering metering The Cove Shopping Center.

I am concerned for the obvious reasons: it will have a detrimental effect on the Business of The Cove Shopping Center, the visiting public and the residents of The Cove.

If you are also concerned, please attend the workshop on this issue at 7 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers on August 25 and voice your concerns.

Margaret E. Hilton

Deerfield Beach

UPDATES for Deerfield residents

Dear Editor:

I hope you are well and enjoying what is left of the summer!

As we gear up for fall I am delighted to say that your City Officials are hard at work with the Budget and many other items coming before the Commission.


I have some very important news about the Hillsboro Canal Project.

As you may already know, in two weeks they will begin construction on the Hillsboro Canal between Powerline Road and just west of Military Trail.

All of those affected should have received letters back in May stating that the work would begin in mid-June, which is when that project was originally expected to begin.

I’ve included this information in the newsletter so that you are aware of what is happening, as you will begin to see the activity pick up.

This project will begin with tree removal and continue with bank stabilization construction.

I have expressed to SFWMD the extreme importance of notifying the residents affected.

If you are having any issues receiving notification from SFWMD, please contact their Community Affairs Director at 561- 682-6012.

Bill Ganz

Vice Mayor

Deerfield Beach



Posted on 20 August 2015 by LeslieM

Chamber Business Expo

Thursday, August 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Lexus 5350 W. Sample Rd. Margate, FL 33073

Six local chambers will host this expo, which is slated to bring in 100 businesses and 500 networking professionals. Open to public, free to attend.

Job Fair

Monday, August 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

City of Pompano Beach and its Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) have partnered with OHL Building Construction Company to host a Job Fair to hire workforce for the construction of the new Cultural Center and Library.

Job Fair Subcontractor Job Openings: Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Drywall, Framing and Stucco, Landscaping, Concrete, Masonry, Fire Protection, Structural Steel and General Construction.

Job Fair Workforce Job Openings: Clerical, Administration, General Laborer, Skilled Laborer, Journeymen and Certified Tradesmen.

Metaphysics Discussion Group

Friday, August 21, 11 a.m.

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

Learn about different viewpoints and how to understand the world through existence, space and time, cause and effect, possibility and self-discovery. Group meets every Friday. Volunteer Joe Rudnick facilitates the group. Metaphysics is a traditional branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world that encompasses it. For more information, call Tamara Sutton, recreation coordinator, at 954-480-4447 or e-mail tsutton@deerfield-beach.com.

IWS Sunshine SUP Series

Saturday, August 22, 9 a.m. (start)

South side of Pompano Pier 50 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Hosted by Island Water Sports. Includes 3 mile rec race, 6 mile elite race, kids races, tandem races and more. For more information, visit www.sunshinesupsseries.com.

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CLERGY CORNER: We have been there

Posted on 20 August 2015 by LeslieM

Everybody needs a change once in a while. It might be something as simple as a change in hair color. It might be a change of attitude or lifestyle. And even if you don’t want to change, we all know there are times we have to adjust to change whether we want to or not.

Try and imagine the changes the Children of Israel had to go through after being freed from slavery, wandering around in a strange new land.

Not only were they in an unknown place, but they had no idea how long they were going to be there.

When someone is admitted to a health center, they are coming to a strange place and they have no idea how long they will be there.

In the wilderness, the Children of Israel had to learn to sleep under very different conditions. And those of us who have had to go through a medical ordeal face a similar issue as we find ourselves having to sleep in a strange bed, with pillows that are not as fluffy as we are used to. We may have an injury or a surgical area that makes it impossible for us to sleep in the position that we are most comfortable in.

In the wilderness, The Children of Israel had to adjust to different sights and different sounds.

Those of us who have spent time in the hospital can relate.

There are the constant beeps of medical equipment, the lights on all night long, the noise coming from the staff and from those who cannot help but moan in pain. And there is the waiting.

The Children of Israel did not know how long they would be stuck in the desert and, as patients, we have no idea how long we will have to wait for the aide, the nurse, the doctor or our pain pills.

And then there was the Manna, the food that fell from the heavens.

They had to get used to the Manna, as it was simply not the food they were used to. And, one thing I can tell you for sure, no matter how good the food in a health center or hospital might be, it sure as shootin’ is not the food we are accustomed too.

And, depending on your illness or injury, you might have to get used to using a special utensil to eat with or you might need to be fed. The Israelites were told to gather a double portion on Fridays as they were not permitted to gather food on the Sabbath and, if they tried to do so, the food would be rotten.

Who among us hasn’t faced a test or procedure where we are told that we better eat or drink a little more on this day because, as of midnight, we will not be able to have anything to eat or drink.

G-d gave the Children of Israel a list of rules to live by. The medical care providers (though they are certainly not gods) tell us what we should and shouldn’t eat, what kind of exercise we should do and for how long, and when to take our meds. They tell us what rules we should follow to live what will hopefully be a longer and healthier life.

The question is, Will we make those changes? Will we comply?

Shalom my friends,

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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Parks & Rec. Manager Blaise Leone resigns

Posted on 17 August 2015 by JLusk

Blaise - ElfBy Rachel Galvin

Friday, August 21 will be the last day for Parks & Recreation Manager II Blaise Leone, who announced his resignation last week. Leone will be moving to Melbourne, Florida for family reasons after serving the City of Deerfield Beach for 16 years.

“It has been a privilege to serve the City of Deerfield Beach and it citizens,” said Leone.

Leone had a great effect on the community, implementing a wide range of programs during his career, including the addition of Adult Soccer, Adult Basketball, Adult Fitness Boot Camp, Youth Track, Adult Softball, Couch to 5K, Youth Aquathon and Girls Travel Soccer.

“Anything I may have accomplished was done with the assistance and cooperation of my fellow City of Deerfield Beach team members … the best team there is!” he added.

Leone began working for the city on July 5, 1999 as an Athletic Supervisor (after a very brief roller derby career) and was promoted in January 2006 to Athletic Coordinator and, finally, to his most current position of Parks and Recreation Manager II in 2010.

Always on-hand when needed, Leone assisted with Open Government Day, creating the student government guide and was well-known as a popular holiday elf, and much more.

Parks & Recreation Director Kara Petty said, “Blaise has been an exemplary employee.  He has been one our most dedicated team members and we are all sad to see him go, but we wish him and his family the very best!”

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Crash on I-95 shut down northbound lanes

Posted on 16 August 2015 by JLusk

The BSO Public Information Office is currently working a developing incident regarding  six injured in a crash located just north of Sample Road in the northbound lanes of I-95.

Just after 3:30 p.m. August 16, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue (BSFR) Deerfield Beach units were dispatched to the above location for a multi-vehicle crash on the highway.

BSFR airlifted a 3-year-old male who was ejected from one of the vehicles in critical condition via BSO Air Rescue to Broward Health Medical Center.

An 11-year-old girl was also airlifted to the same hospital with less serious injuries.

A 65-year-old man was transported to Broward Health North by BSFR ground rescue with critical injuries.

Three adult females were also ground transports to Broward Health North with non-life threatening injuries. Florida Highway Patrol is handling the crash investigation.

Stay tuned for additional details.


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FLICKS: Shaun the Sheep & Cinema Paradiso offerings

Posted on 13 August 2015 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano


We have truly reached the dog days of August with the Motion Picture Box Office as Hollywood releases overhyped financial bombs like the Fantastic Four. This August echoes last August when The Expendables 3 and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For were released to pathetic box office returns.

Shaun the Sheep Movie opened poorly in the United States last weekend, but has achieved respectable gross overseas. This film is another stop-motion animation with British charm and humor. Unlike their other films Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit or Chicken Run, this film features no dialogue. The only words that are heard are from the thematic original songs heard on the soundtrack.

The film opens in the 1970s (You can tell by the farmer’s disco clothing and his cassette tapes) in which the farmer takes pictures of his prize sheep. The years fast forward and we see that the farmer has aged, but his clothing has not changed. He, his sheep dog and sheep live a structured and routine life.

Though a series of unfortunate events, the farmer is knocked out in his trailer. The farm animals party too hard, the trailer becomes unhitched, careens down the hill and lands in the big city. The animals follow their master and it is chaos.

To enjoy this film, you have to enter the state of mind that you use to watch a baseball game or golf tournament. This film is a visual feast of sophisticated humor, but has a warm heart and a gentle spirit. I just don’t know why Shaun the Sheep was singled out because this movie is really an ensemble piece.

Cinema Paradiso features the opening of two new movies this weekend: People Places Things and 10,000 Saints.

10,000 Saints features an actor’s ensemble best known for their contributions to independent cinema: Asa Butterfield, Ethan Hawke and Hailee Steinfeld.

People Places Things is a light comedy set in New York City. It is the story of a graphic novelist and college professor who must balance his job between the demands of work and being the single father of two 5-year-old twins.

For more information, visit www.fliff.com.

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Posted on 13 August 2015 by LeslieM


July 27 A woman was observed stealing $632.81 worth of Crest White Strip products from Super Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

July 27 It was reported that three bicycles were stolen from 216 SW 1 Court.

July 27 Biondo’s Pizza at 606 S. Federal Hwy. was broken into and a cash register was stolen.

DEERFIELD – District 4

August 6 Conveyance burglary took place in Deerfield Mall at 3984 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. The victim advised BSO that unknown suspect(s) smashed the front passenger window of her vehicle and stole a Victoria’s Secret bag containing makeup and clothing that was on sitting on the seat.

August 6 Theft took place at Powerline Industrial Park, 3390 SW 15 St., Deerfield Beach. Person reported that an ex-employee was caught on video stealing several large boxes containing hair irons valued at $6,000 from the business. $10,000 in currency is also missing.

August 6 Criminal mischief was reported at Powerline Industrial Park at 3191 SW 11 St., Deerfield Beach. Unknown subject tagged Building 500 with graffiti. The property owner advised BSO that this was the second occurrence this year.


July 20 A subject believes a wallet was stolen from her purse in a cart while she was shopping at 3780 N. Federal Hwy. The wallet contained credit cards, debit cards, an insurance card, $60 in cash and a driver’s license.

July 20 The victim returned home from a six-day vacation to discover a 50-in. TV and jewelry valued at $4,050 was stolen from the residence at 2211 NE 46 St. The victim believes the pool boy may have been involved.

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