| September, 2015


Posted on 24 September 2015 by LeslieM

Kids’ Fishing Lessons on DB Pier

Saturday, Sept. 26

10 a.m. to noon & noon to 2 p.m.

International Fishing Pier 200 NE 21 Ave. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free. Mayor Jean Robb and Commissioner Gloria Battle will give fishing lessons for kids 9 – 13 on the pier. Limit 10 kids per session. Must be Deerfield resident. Sign up at www. Deerfield-Beach.com/registration. Transportation provided from Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, 445 SW 2 St. Next session Oct. 3. Call 954-480-4481.

Dunn’s Run Registration Packet Pickup and Party

Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Two Georges at the Cove 1734 SE 3 Ct. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Runners who are registered for the 19th Annual Dunn’s Run can pick up their race packets. Another pickup is scheduled for Oct. 3 at Jersey Mike’s, 2350 N. Federal Hwy. in Pompano.

3rd Annual Festi-Fall Arts & Craft Show

Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Handcrafted arts, gifts, holiday crafts, baked goods and more. Hourly drawings. Proceeds benefit Zonta of Deerfield Beach initiatives. $2 parking fee. Call 561-482-8708.

Bingo and Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday Sept. 26, 6 p.m.

St Peter’s Anglican Church 1416 SE 2 Terr. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free. RSVP to Father Tracy: 954-695-0336.

Turkish Food and Fun Festival

Sunday, Sept. 27, Noon to 5 p.m.

Istanbul Cultural Center 2500 W. Sample Rd. Pompano Beach, FL 33073

Turkish and Mediterranean food, bounce house, face painting, arts and crafts, and more. Call 305-890-2072.

Annual Two Georges at The Cove Golf Tournament

Monday, Sept. 28, 1:15 to 6 p.m.

Deer Creek Golf Club 2801 DC Country Club Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Corporate Sponsorships available from $350. Individuals — $125 per player. For information, contact Denise Buzzelli at 954-427-0353.

Job Fair

Monday, Sept. 28, 2 to 6 p.m.

E. Pat Larkins Community Center 520 Hammondville Road/Dr. MLK Jr., Boulevard Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Hosted by the City of Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). Call 954-786-7866.

Save the Date! These events are coming soon:

Oct. 3-4: Barktoberfest Dog Day at Quiet Waters Park, call 954-357-5100.

Oct. 9 – 11: 6th Annual Ranse Jones Classic Volleyball Tournament, Deerfield beach.

Oct. 23 – 25: Zion Lutheran All Years Reunion, BBQ, alumni gathering, golf tournament, dance and more. Email zionpalooza@gmail.com.

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CLERGY CORNER: Aliens and strangers

Posted on 24 September 2015 by LeslieM

The numbers are staggering, and the experience is unimaginable. The wave of refugees fleeing Syria and other parts of the Middle East is testing the hospitality of Europe and other Western nations. Thousands have been displaced from their native lands and way of life, only to face uncertainty, fear and hostility in some cases. Hungary, Serbia and Germany are being overwhelmed. The United States has promised to increase the number that it can take in. But the victims of war-torn Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan keep coming with no end in sight.

Immigration has been a major issue in this country for quite some time now. The current political candidates vying for the White House have been challenged, on both sides, to address illegal border crossings, and the economic and social impact illegal immigration appears to have on the American way of life. The current crisis in Europe has only added to the debates that have raged on both sides of the issue.

But beyond the politics and economic discussions, how much responsibility do we have to assist the alien and the stranger?

All of us possess the ability to sympathize and be compassionate about the difficulties that others face. Something is stirred within us at the sight of suffering, grief and devastation after a natural disaster or some other catastrophic event. We willingly give our money and volunteer our services to be of help. It’s the right thing to do and is a natural human response. Irrespective of cultural, ethnic or physical differences, we all understand pain and have the same impulses to assuage it. Only the callous and barbaric are unmoved at someone’s distress.

God has created us to commiserate and be tenderhearted towards each other. His instruction to the ancient Hebrews was to be mindful of the poor and strangers among them.

And you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger.” [Leviticus 19:10].

In fact, aliens among the Hebrews were to be treated equally and without discrimination.

The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God” [Leviticus 19:34].

In the New Testament, Jesus indicates that our treatment of those in adversity is indicative of our treatment of Him.

For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me…Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” [Matthew 25:35-36, 40].

This is why the faith community is always on the front lines of humanitarian aid and assistance. We extend God’s love to those who are in need because it is required of us, because God has shown us mercy, and because we owe it to our fellowman.

We may not have all the answers to the refugee crisis in Europe, or for the immigration issue here at home. We do acknowledge our responsibility to help the alien and the stranger nonetheless. Let’s be grateful for the churches, ministries, organizations and social service agencies that give aid to those facing crisis. Let us be inspired to help in the ways that we can by donating goods, money or services to those agencies. And let’s pray for peace at home and around the world.

Bishop Patrick L. Kelly is the pastor of Cathedral Church of God, 365 S. Dixie Hwy., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. 954-427-0302.

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False alarm at Check ‘N Go

Posted on 17 September 2015 by JLusk

By Rachel Galvin

Did you see the helicopter circling around Powerline Road and Hillsboro Boulevard on Sept. 17 around 8 p.m and wonder what was going on?

The Observer was on the scene watching about a half dozen police cars in the area so decided to investigate. It turns out it was a false alarm at the nearby Check ‘N Go, at 3628 W Hillsboro Blvd.”

One deputy said, “We got an alarm. The helicopter was there to check the roofs, which we can’t check [from the ground.]”

Nothing was stolen and everything appeared to be okay so they left the scene.


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Digging STOPPED – on old burial ground

Posted on 17 September 2015 by JLusk

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By Diane Emeott

Evidence of 20 more coffins or graves has been found during the month of August on the Old Burial Ground property in Deerfield, according to Archaeologist Bob Carr of Archaeological and Historical Conservancy (AHC) on Monday.

“We didn’t find any additional human remains because we were not digging deep enough to uncover human remains.

“When we would see evidence of graves or coffins, we would stop and record the site, then move on to another location,” he explained.

“I think there were 20 coffin or grave stains – in addition to the other two – for a total of 22,” he said.

On June 5, skull fragments and coffin hardware were discovered while testing the 63rd anomaly. On July 15, leg bone fragments were also found at the site.

Carr said it will take at least a couple of weeks to compile a report that will be sent to State about the findings.

He said he expects the report to be sent by mid October.


Attorney Dwayne Dickerson, on behalf of property owner Rob Kassab, announced Sept. 9 that archaeological digging was being suspended on 3.1 acres of a 5.85-gross-acre parcel of land — slated for development by D.R. Horton into 69 high quality, two-story town homes to be called Village Park.

The owner voluntarily and temporarily suspended the archaeological survey on Sept. 10 in order to work with the City of Deerfield Beach to explore options for the State to purchase the land and turn it back over to the City — which could than provide an opportunity for creation of a park or memorial, according to Todd Templin of Boardroom P.R. on Tuesday.

At the commission meeting, District 2 City Commissioner Gloria Battle requested an item to be added to the agenda regarding what she called the “Old Minority Cemetery” at SE 2 Avenue and SE 5 Court.

“Most of you know I was very much against building on that property, and I still am against it,” Battle said.

Development can still occur outside the 3.1 acres where the Old Burial Ground was located.

“Development will move forward on the remaining 2.7 acres of Mr. Kassab’s land,” said Templin.

“If the State agrees to buy the 3 acres, it’s not going to be developed,” said Mayor Jean Robb. “Could they also give it to the city, as well as the funds to maintain it?” she asked.

“We are doing this with the support of the city, the county and even members of the State Legislature,” said Dickerson.

“What if the State doesn’t see things our way? What then?” asked District 3 City Commissioner Richard Rosenzweig.

“Mr.Kassab is still the owner of the property. He has the right to develop it, if he chooses. However, we think this is an opportunity to make everyone as happy as possible,” said Dickerson.

Vice Mayor Bill Ganz said, “In my opinion, Mr. Kassab should donate this property to the city without seeking any money for it. “You shouldn’t develop it. I don’t want any taxpayer dollars going to recompense what was a bad business decision,” he said.

“Two faulty studies have come forward that have turned out to be ridiculous,” Ganz added — referring to a January 1986 study by Florida Atlantic University before Kassab purchased the property in March 1986, and a 2004-05 study by Archaeological and Historical Conservancy (AHC) for Deerfield Beach Historical Society.

AHC has also been conducting the 2015 archaeological survey, using the latest Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Since May 19, Advanced Archaeology, an independent firm hired by the city to oversee the project, has been monitoring the work of AHC.

Battle said, “I totally am in support of what the Vice Mayor said, but I am of a differing opinion. You all have been very forthright with the community,” she said to Dickerson. “I request that my fellow commissioners vote with me to direct the City Manager to explore funding to purchase the property.”

“We may not get this funding [funding from the State],” she added.

“Shouldn’t we wait for a decision from State before taking any action?” asked the Mayor.

“I feel they have a very valid case for going to State to give the city the money to purchase it and for maintenance,” she added later.

City Attorney Andy Maurodis reminded the commission, “Basically, we authorized a site plan for that property, which basically takes away our right to restrict development on it.”

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Aquatic Center pool pumps damaged by lightning

Posted on 17 September 2015 by JLusk

The Deerfield Beach Aquatic Center will be closed until further notice. The swimming pool pumps were struck by lightning during the overnight storms.

For more information, you may contact the Aquatic Center at 954-420-2263.

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FLICKS: 90 Minutes in Heaven & faith based films

Posted on 17 September 2015 by LeslieM

flicks091715By Dave Montalbano


With the start of couch potato season (that is, the opening of college and professional football, U.S. Open Tennis, and baseball pennant runs), the motion picture industry has become more strategic about releasing films in September. Nineteen years ago Paramount Pictures found box office gold by releasing The First Wives Club as a counter to non-stop programs of televised sports.

Last week, War Room ended Straight Outta Compton’s August box office domination. Produced for a mere $3 million, War Room has grossed over $39 million, creating a comfortable profit margin. War Room is a faith-based movie about the power of prayer healing a family’s domestic woes.

With little fanfare beyond some cheesy television commercials, 90 Minutes from Heaven opened last weekend. This film is a quiet, thought provoking piece of Christian cinema.

In 1989, Pastor Don Piper (Hayden Christensen) gets into a car accident and is pronounced dead for 90 minutes. Despite the dire situation, another preacher demands he be allowed to pray with the corpse. When he sings What a friend I have in Jesus, Pastor Don Piper is revived.

Enter Don’s wife Eva (Kate Bosworth). Besides being the pastor’s wife, she is also a school teacher with three children. With the support of the family, the community and the medical staff, Eva holds down the house as her husband makes a painful recovery.

90 Minutes in Heaven is a simple drama. Deliberately slow-paced at times, the film accurately presents how medical recovery can be a depressing experience. Eva Piper, Kate Bosworth, absorbs the brunt of the pain and only reveals her vulnerable character when she is alone, away from her children and friends. Considering the bad rap he has endured for his role as “Young Darth Vader” in the Star Wars prequels, Hayden Christensen enjoys career redemption with this film.

Before the screenings of War Room and 90 Minutes in Heaven began, there was a series of interesting trailers about other upcoming faith-based motion pictures, including Captive starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Kate Mara, and Woodlawn, starring Sean Astin and Jon Voight, as the legendary Alabama Crimson Tide coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. Woodlawn should spark local interest because it features the story of Young Tony Nathan, former Miami Dolphin utility player under Don Shula.

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Bucks win shortened McDougle Bowl contest

Posted on 17 September 2015 by LeslieM

By Gary Curreri

Both the stadium and the host football team suffered from a power outage, and, in the end, Deerfield Beach prevailed 30-12 over host Blanche Ely in the second annual McDougle Bowl last Saturday night.

Deerfield Beach struck early and often, and, ultimately, a power outage ended the contest with 3:25 remaining in the third quarter with the Bucks winning the contest. The second annual McDougle Bowl game was presented by brothers Jerome McDougle (1997 Ely grad) and Stockar McDougle (1996 Deerfield Beach grad) who both went on to play in the NFL.

Deerfield Beach coach Jevon Glenn said it is was a big game for the program.

This is huge,” Glenn said. “It is a big rivalry game between the Pompano and Deerfield Beach communities. I played in this game (1995-96) so I know the electricity in this game and I want to make sure the kids know the importance of it. You can throw the records out of the window. Throw the wins and losses out the window. It is time to battle.”

It has gotten bigger and actually better,” Glenn said. “Especially with the McDougles coming on board and doing everything leading up to the game. I am very pleased and proud of the growth that the game has had over the [past] 20 years.”

Deerfield Beach (2-0) struck as quickly as the lightning in the area that prompted the game to be delayed for one hour and 40-minutes. The game then endured a 20-minute power outage at 10:45 p.m. before officials called the game.

Bucks senior quarterback Teddrick Moffett, who transferred from Blanche Ely prior to the season, engineered three scores in the game’s first 6:25 as he threw for two scores and ran for another. Moffett finished the game with three TD passes and one running score.

Moffett hit Jerry Jeudy on a screen play on the first play from scrimmage that covered 62 yards and gave Deerfield Beach a 7-0 lead. The pair connected again on the next series on a 9-yard scoring play for a 14-0 lead and Moffett drove his team 60 yards in nine plays and capped the drive with a 3-yard scoring run and a 21-0 lead with 5:25 remaining in the first quarter.

Blanche Ely (0-3) was able to trim the lead to 21-6 following a fumble recovery by David Francis on the Bucks’ 25-yard line. Arthur Forrest capped the 5-play drive when he bulled in from three yards out with 8:25 remaining in the second quarter. Francis later added an interception for the host Tigers.

The Bucks closed out the first half scoring with Alton Allen hauling in a 23-yard scoring pass from Moffett on the final play of the first half for a 27-6 advantage.

Jefferson Souza booted a 23-yard field goal to make it 30-6 with 10:54 left in the third quarter and Blanche Ely took the ensuing kickoff and marched 88 yards in 17 plays to trim the lead to 30-12 on a 7-yard scoring pass from Perdue to Jeremy Taylor with 4:54 left in the third quarter.

Less than two minutes later, the lights went out rendering the stadium pitch black and after a 20-minute delay, officials called the contest.

Blanche Ely entered the contest 3-7 lifetime against the visiting Bucks.

Blanche Ely lost the first four meetings and the last three games sandwiched in between three victories from 2009-11. Deerfield won 14-12, 46-6 and 19-0 the past three years. The Tigers won 28-10, 37-0 and 34-16. Deerfield Beach won the first four matchups 36-27 (2004), 28-6 (2006), 20-2 (2007) and 21-14 (2008)

Glenn said the team didn’t go into the game overconfident.

Nobody is more desperate than us,” Glenn said. “We went 4-6 last year. We are hungry. We will never walk into a game where somebody wants to beat us more than we want to beat them. That’s the mentality of our program.”

Blanche Ely coach Nakia Jenkins had guaranteed a victory before the game. He said the team made some coaching changes during the week, and Jenkins said he took over play calling duties.

We just had a couple of bad breaks and the kids are ready,” Jenkins said. “We made a couple of coaching changes and I am back to calling plays.”

Jenkins said things hadn’t gone the way he thought they would despite a senior-laden team entering the year.

Speaking for myself,” Jenkins said. “I think I got away from it. I wasn’t putting both hands in it like I should have. I think my kids started drifting and not focused like they should of. I am the leadership. It starts with me. I think if they see me take it more serious, then they do the same.”

For more information on what the McDougle brothers do in the community, visit their website at http://firstability.org/#first-ability.

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Posted on 17 September 2015 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Aug. 31: A bicycle was stolen from outside a residence at 283 SW 3 Ct.

Aug. 31: Two air-conditioning units were stolen from a home at 5351 NE 10 Ave.

Aug. 31: A vehicle was stolen from 4791 N. Dixie Hwy.

Aug. 31: Two vans parked at Coral Manor Apartments at 112 SE 10 St. were broken into. Five concrete saws and one compactor were stolen for a total estimated loss of $7,500.

Deerfield Beach – District 4

Sept. 11: An unknown suspect fraudulently opened an account at JP Morgan Chase Bank for $13,993.06 in the name of the victim and withdrew the same amount.

Sept. 11: A suspect entered an unlocked driver’s door at 290 Lock Rd. and stole unknown items.

Sept. 12: A bicycle was stolen from the front lawn at 23 Centennial Ct. in the Independence Bay development.

Sept. 13: Suspect smashed rear passenger side window of a car and removed the victim’s purse which was sitting on the car seat in the Shoppes of Hillsboro shopping center, 2247 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Lighthouse Point

Aug. 11: Someone broke a window pane at a dock house at 2831 Marina Circle. The damage was $50.

Aug. 12: Someone entered two vehicles in a driveway at 4901 NE 27 Terr. and rummaged through the interiors. Nothing appeared to be taken.

Aug. 15: Two female subjects were observed taking $39.42 in items from a store at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. They were apprehended outside the store.

Stay safe! Lock your doors and don’t leave anything visible in your car!

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Posted on 17 September 2015 by LeslieM

Thanks to Post Office rescuer!

Dear Editor:

I am a newcomer to this area and, today, I found the Deerfield Beach Post Office. I had two large envelopes to send – one unsealed, to show the clerk the Tic Tacs [that] were making the noise, as I was sending them along for the 94-year-old lady Veteran’s Honor Flight from Denver to Arlington, next week.

O.K. I did not have my debit card or enough cash. From the back, a man’s voice asked how much my bill was. The clerk said $8 and he said “I’ll pay it.” A tall, wonderful man came forward and paid my bill. I thanked him three times, and others did also.

When a good person steps forward to help out, more people should hear of it. Thanks again, Sir.

Dora Gabe

Deerfield Beach, FL

City excesses evident in proposed budget

Dear Editor:

Our City Manager presented a budget for the new fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 that increased the millage rate, proposed a new stormwater tax, and introduced a new Capital Improvement Plan that calls for $96 million in new spending programs over the next five years! The millage rate is now where it was in fiscal 2010 the year before our new public service tax began and the promise of lower millage rates were made.

But the city is now taking in $8 million per year from the public service tax and the rise in non-homesteaded property values in Deerfield Beach brought in an additional $2.1 million in revenue for the new fiscal year. However the City Manager believes our finances are so bad we need an additional new tax called the Stormwater Tax.

Let’s take a look at where this extra $10.1 million in added revenue is being spent by our City Manager:

1) The general fund balance (rainy day fund) has increased by $11 million since 2013 and is projected at $18.7 million this new fiscal year representing a 143 percent increase in just three years. On top of this the City Manager in 2014 created three new rainy day funds called the water and sewer replacement fund, the water and sewer emergency fund and the solid waste emergency reserve fund. These funds now have a balance of $4.5 million for the new fiscal year. The City Manager believes this $23.2 million in reserve is necessary on a proposed budget of $99 million.

This is the HIGHEST amount of reserves that the city has ever had. The City Manager is under the misguided belief that it’s better that the city hold on to this money than you the taxpayer in the form of a lower millage rate.

2) The self funded health plan for city employees is expected to increase by $1.1 million to $7 million, a 19 percent increase from last year. The city pays 90 percent of the medical premium for its employees. The employees also received average merit increases of 2 percent this year.

This and other examples of excess have been pointed out to the city commissioners over the budget process. Their response at the Sept.9 first reading was to roll back the operating millage rate by 1.5 percent so they could claim they did not raise the operating millage rate this year. They fail to realize the citizens of Deerfield Beach are seeing no tax reduction from the $8 million public service tax revenue nor [from] the $2.1 million in added revenue [due to] the increase in property values.

We have one last chance this budget cycle to tell our commissioners our displeasure with our tax-and-spend City Manager and demand that a meaningful percentage of that $10.1 million be returned to the taxpayers in the form of a lower millage rate. Please show up at the Sept. 21 meeting (at 6:45 p.m.) and speak to them during the three minutes they must give you. Go to the city’s website under the financial services section where you can read a copy of the proposed city budget.

Dan Herz

Deerfield Beach FL

[Editor’s Note: According to the City, the millage rate was not increased; in fact, the tentatively approved millage rate is that of 6.6688 mills. A stormwater fee is not included in the proposed budget. The fee has also not been imposed on any property. Proceeds from the fee, if deemed necessary in the future, cannot be used for General Fund operations.

The Water & Sewer and Solid Waste Emergency Reserve Funds, as well as the Water and Sewer Renewal and Replacement Funds, have no bearing on a property owner’s tax bill. The funds are fueled by user charges, which cannot be comingled with General Fund dollars.

The reserve balance has been higher than the proposed amount in the past. Neighboring cities with similarly-sized budgets have significantly more in reserves; some even have more than 3 ½ times Deerfield’s level of reserves.]



Posted on 17 September 2015 by LeslieM

LHP Kids Sports Registrations

Girls Volleyball


City Clerk’s Office, 200 NE 38 St., Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

No registration fee; game schedule TBD. Grades 5 – 8

Recreational Cheerleading

Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 to 10 a.m.

Frank McDonough Park

3500 NE 27 Ave., Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Registration Fee: Residents and non-residents, $25. Grades 1 – 5. Game Schedule: Saturdays, Oct. 24, through Dec.19 at Frank McDonough Park following NFL Flag Football game schedule.

Flag Football


City Clerk’s Office, 2200 NE 38 St., Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Registration Fee: Residents $40, non-residents $70. Grades 5 – 8

Constitution Day at FAU

Thursday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Democracy Plaza, Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Free. Events celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution this day in 1787. Events include presentation of colors, national anthem, and presentations by various speakers. Contact Kevin Wagner at 561-252-1794 or kwagne15@fau.edu.

Fair Housing Act Seminar

Thursday, Sept. 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Carousel Carnival

Friday, Sept. 18, 6 to 9 p.m.

Pompano Citi Centre Federal Hwy & Copans Rd. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Carnival midway games, free carousel rides, face painting, Sunshine Circus, clown show, acrobatic dogs and more. Visit www.PompanoCitiCentre.com.

Kiwanis Club Annual FUNd-raiser Golf Tournament

Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Crystal Lake Golf Club

3800 Crystal Lake Dr. Pompano Beach, FL 33064

$125 individuals; $500 foursome. Proceeds benefit a wide range of Kiwanis programs and charities in our community. Sponsorship opportunities available. Call 954-242-6083, 954-980-1833, or visit www.deerfield-beachkiwanis.org.

Pop Tennis FREE Demo/Clinic

Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 to 10 a.m.

Pompano Community Park Pickleball Courts

2001 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Call Mitchell Ball, 754-201-9047 or visit www.misterpoptennis.com.

The Blues Brothers concert

Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 p.m.

Rips Sports Bar & Grill (in Diamond Strikes Lanes)

2200 N. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

You saw the movie … now see the show! Call 954-941-0968.

Church of Christ 37th Anniversary

Sunday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

445 SW 2 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33444

Worship services, Sunday school, lunch and Song Fest featuring 15th St. Choraleers, Harmony of Hope and Grace Notes. Events and worship nightly Sept 21 – 24, 7:30 p.m. at the church, 360 SW 2 Ave. Call Rosemary Baker, 954-609-8215.

Zumba Gold® Fitness Classes

Tuesdays, Sept. 22, 11:15 a.m.

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

Low-impact workouts are upbeat, build cardiovascular health and feature a combination of dance styles, including salsa, tango and merengue. Every Tuesday and Thursday. $10 per month (Free to Healthways Silver Sneakers). Call 954-480-4447.

Grand Opening – Jersey Mike’s, Pompano

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 5:15 p.m.

Jersey Mike’s Subs 2350 N. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Fundraiser for stroke awareness – $2 of each coupon redeemed between Sept. 23 and Oct. 12 will be donated to the Ranse Jones Stroke Awareness Fund. Pick up coupons at Jersey Mike’s Subs. Call 954-532-0209.

LHP Chamber Workshop on Video Marketing and Social Selling

Wednesday, Sept 23, 6 to 8 p.m.

Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club

2701 NE 42 St. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Free. The LHP Chamber offers this seminar for business owners on video marketing and social selling. Video expert Jessica Carter Brace and Steve Nudelberg with On The Ball Marketing will share their expertise. Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca will give a Broward Business update. RSVP to lhpchamberoffice@gmail.com. Visit www.lhpchamber.com for information.

Save the Date! These events are coming soon:

Sept. 28: Fifth Annual Two Georges Golf Tournament, Deer Creek Country Club, call 954-427-0353.

Oct. 3-4: Barktoberfest Dog Day at Quiet Waters Park, call 954-357-5100.

Oct. 9 – 11: 6th Annual Ranse Jones Classic Volleyball Tournament, Deerfield beach.

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