| March, 2016

Record crowd turns out for Honda Classic

Posted on 10 March 2016 by LeslieM

SPORTS031016By Sandy Johnson

The Honda Classic Golf Tournament was played at PGA National Golf Course in Palm Beach Gardens in front of a record crowd of over 200,000 people.

This is a tribute to the connection that the Honda Classic has made with the community. People enjoy coming out to the tournament and they have a great time once they are here,” said tournament executive director Ken Kennerly.

They were not disappointed by the golfing action that they saw.

Adam Scott held off Sergio Garcia in an exciting down-to-the-final-hole nail biter! But equally important to the pleasure of watching the tournament is the amazing impact it has on the local community. Children’s Health Care Charity contributes to Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation (founded by golfing great Jack Nicklaus) as the major benefactor of the tournament. Over the years, the Honda has given more than $28 million to this foundation and other local children’s charities. This is made possible by the folks that attend, the sponsors, the staff, but, even more so by the thousands of volunteer hours put in by locals.

The CouTOURe Club is a group of over 100 gals who run the hospitality tents all over the course, easily identified by their distinctive pink outfits that change daily. They are on-hand the whole week to make sure everyone is met with a smile and any problems are worked out.

These ladies do not stop at just working the Honda, but have many projects they work on all year long. Next up is gathering an array of gently-used jewelry, then going to the Grove Park Elementary School to let the students “shop” for a piece of jewelry to give to their moms for Mother’s Day.

Another great volunteer effort goes into the Patriot’s Outpost that honors all veterans past and present [by giving them a] place to watch the tournament, a meal and thanks from everyone in the area. There was even a wall where one could go and write a message of thanks to these well-appreciated Americans.

An interesting fundraiser that everyone can participate in is the Birdies for Children program. Any group can get involved with this. Individuals or businesses can solicit donations in the name of their favorite charity. Checks are sent to the Honda and they send a donation for the full amount plus a 10 percent donation from them to the charity. As a bonus, you get a chance to guess how many birdies will be made in the tournament. Winner receives a brand new Honda! Honda has been sponsoring this tournament for 35 years and has just signed on to continue for the next five years.

So go to the Honda Classic website and think about volunteering next year. Teens are welcome too! www.thehondaclassic.com.

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FLICKS: Colliding Dreams, Embrace of the Serpent

Posted on 10 March 2016 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano


Colliding Dreams and Embrace of the Serpent are two serious motion pictures that open tomorrow. Both films are thought-provoking and could lead to some serious discussion after viewing.

According to director Oren Rudavsky, the original title for Colliding Dreams was going to be “The Zionist Idea.” This two-hour documentary begins with the Roman repression of the Jews, which sets the stage for nearly 2000 years of persecuted history. The theme of finding a homeland is almost permanently dashed due to Hitler’s genocidal madness.

This film offers a new perspective on the Middle East, a few years before Hitler’s rise to power. We learn about the rise of anti-Semitism in the early 20th Century. Under the Balfour Declaration of 1917, the British Empire promised the Jewish People a homeland. Almost 20 years later under the Arab Revolt, the ever-changing British government bowed to Middle Eastern political pressure and ended their support of a Jewish state.

With generous use of archival footage, the producers interview a wide variety of people — young, old, Jewish and Palestinian. Colliding Dreams is a film for the historically responsible individual.

Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language Motion Picture, Embrace of the Serpent is the first time the country of Colombia has been so honored. Shot in black and white with English subtitles, this film is a unique piece of digital imagery.

It deals with the loss of the indigenous people of the Amazon. We see two stories told decades apart. The first deals with an ill German, Theo (Jan Bijvoet), who is taken to safety by the Cohiuano tribe. The second features Evan (Brionne Davis), an American biologist whose specialty is botany. Both the German and the American are in search of the yakruna, a sacred healing plant. The central character of both stories is Karamakate, a shaman who sadly watches the extinction of his tribe from colonization.

For all the dire circumstances, this film provides some life-affirming moments. Director Ciro Guerra utilizes some cinematography magic to make Embrace of the Serpent an important motion picture.

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Posted on 10 March 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Feb. 23: A man reported that the tailgate of his truck, valued at $3,000, was stolen. The incident was reported at 100 Fairway Dr.

Feb. 23: Someone entered a locked office at 601 NE 42 St. and stole a laptop computer.

Feb. 23: A woman reported her home at 125 SE 11 Court entered through an unlocked front door. She said that a firearm, a laptop computer and jewelry were stolen.

Feb. 23: Two men were seen stealing six pairs at headphones from Target at 1200 S. Federal Hwy. The men fled in a car.

Mar. 1: Suspect stole four Garmin GPS units at Target, 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. over the course of two days. Video surveillance found the suspect.

Mar. 3: Suspect stole a memory card valued at $36.99 from Target, 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Mar. 3: Suspect smashed victim’s vehicle window and stole a U.S. Passport and other items at 2403 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Mar. 4: Suspects paid for items at Target, 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd., with counterfeit travelers checks.

Mar. 5: Suspects was seen on surveillance video stealing miscellaneous items from Target, 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Lighthouse Point

Feb. 14: Someone entered an unlocked vehicle at 3448 NE 31 Ave. and stole a wallet containing $600 cash and credit cards. Total loss was $1,606.

Feb. 16: Someone cut the wire to the City of Lighthouse Point camera recognition system at 2200 NE 46 St. Damage was estimated at $400.

Feb. 16: Someone used a company check fraudulently, cashing it for $1,631.52 at 3600 N. Federal Hwy.

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Posted on 10 March 2016 by LeslieM

Month of Giving: Multiple Sclerosis

Thursday, March 10 and Friday March 11

Jersey Mike’s Subs

1069 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Visit Jersey Mike’s and get a coupon for a free regular sub when you make a $3 donation to Multiple Sclerosis.Coupon also at www.deerfieldchamber.org.

Friends of the DB Arboretum meet

Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m.

Constitution Park

2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Kevin Quigley, of Criswell Farms, will speak about using grow bags to create mini/pocket farms suitable for urban spaces, backyards and balconies. Free plant giveaway. Light refreshments. Free and open to public. Call 954-480-4495 or visit www.treezoo.com.

LHP Library Book Sale

Thursday, March 10 to Sunday, March 12

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch).

Dixon Ahl Hall

2200 NE 38 St.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Book lovers rejoice! The Doreen Gauthier Library is having its semi-annual sale. Hundreds of books in every genre.

Fish Fry

Friday, March 11, 5 to 8 p.m.

St. Ambrose Catholic Church

380 S. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Everyone welcome! During the Lenten season we abstain from meat on Fridays, so let’s get together and have some fish! $10 per person; $5 for kids. Call 954-427-2225 or visit http://stambrosedeerfieldbch.com.

AAUW Luncheon

Saturday, March 12, 11:30 a.m.

Lighthouse Point Yacht Club

2701 NE 42 St.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Pompano Beach Branch Annual Scholarship Fundraiser luncheon features author D.J. Niko. Silent auction. Reservations required. $50 per person. Call 954-570-5423 or email pompanoscholar@yahoo.com.

Rise Above: Exhibit on the Tuskeegee Airmen

Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m. to noon

Deerfield Beach Middle School

701 SE 6 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Deerfield Middle School will hold a public open house welcoming the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, a mobile theater that inspires young people through the history of the Tuskegee Airmen – America’s first black military pilots. Free. Visit www.redtail.org.

March to Stop the Violence

Saturday, March 12, 5 p.m.

March begins and ends at the

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Join community and church leaders, the Broward Sheriff’s Office, elected officials, businesses and residents in this march against local gang activity and violence. Speakers will discuss crime trends and the steps communities can take to prevent violence and keep our children safe. Refreshments. Call 954-480-4263 for more information.

Annual Lenten Fish Fry

Saturday Mar. 12, 6 p.m.

St Peter’s Anglican Church

1416 SE 2 Terr.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Adults-$7/Children-$4. Eat in or Take out.Reservations: 954-695-0336.

Charity Bowling Bash for Special Olympics

Sunday, March 13, 3 to 5 p.m.

Diamond Strike Lanes

2200 N. Federal Highway

Pompano Beach, Florida 33062

Deerfield Middle School IB students Ethan Arias and

Tristan Chinapoo invite you to their charity event for the Special Olympics. Businesses invited to donate raffle items. $15 per person includes shoes, bowling, pizza and drinks. Register online at www.gofundme.com/quprdgwk.

Deerfield Farmers Market

Sunday, March 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pioneer Park

NE 5 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Farm fresh produce, homemade pickles, jellies and treats, fine handmade soaps and more.

History at High Noon

Wednesday, March 16, noon to 1 p.m.

Deerfield Beach City Commission Chambers

150 NE 2 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Donation welcome. March mystery month! Attendto find out who the mystery speaker is!

Woman’s Club of Deerfield Beach meets

Wednesday, March 16, 7 p.m.

Woman’s Club

910 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Speaker: Observer editor Rachel Galvin. Call 954-421-4700 for information.

Smithsonian Museum Day Live

Saturday, March 12

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

Old School House, 232 NE 2 St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

South Florida Railway Museum, 1300 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Three Deerfield museums will open their doors free of charge on Smithsonian Museum Day Live. All three are listed with the National Register of Historic Places. For information, visit www.deerfield-history.org or call 954-429-0378.

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CLERGY CORNER: Suspension of disbelief

Posted on 10 March 2016 by LeslieM

The flight deck door flung open. A crazed man towered in the entryway wielding a knife at the throat of a helpless flight attendant. Training took over as I swung around while unholstering my service weapon, took aim and stopped the threat.

Good shots,” declared my firearms instructor. “Care to know where you hit?”

I lowered my weapon. It had the same look and feel as a real firearm only, instead of using live rounds, the pistol was equipped with a muzzle-mounted laser which, upon trigger pull, sends an invisible pulse of light from the barrel to the target. A large computer simulation screen, located behind the mock flight deck, detected each of my shots with realistic ballistic accuracy. Everything about the scenario felt real; but, it was only training; it was pretend.

Honestly, I had no recollection of how many shots I fired before pausing to reassess the threat. I was stupefied that, while only a simulation experience, my brain had jettisoned the memory of the number of trigger pulls. I was at the mercy of my training — rote. Much to my satisfaction, having been coached by some of the best federal firearms instructors in the nation, I learned the only casualty was the simulated perp. I had reacted as desired, going through the motions that I’d been taught.

To this day, the power of pretend continues to amaze me. It’s probably why I love movies. The motion picture industry has long leveraged the concept of “suspension of disbelief” allowing the viewer to become immersed in stories absent of reality. They know it’s pretend; but, in the moment, like my simulation experience, it’s real.

Yet, a paradox exists. While pretend is necessary, it has crept into our faith. God, speaking to the people of Judah in Isaiah 29:13, said, “These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.” In short: Going through the motions — pretending.

While we cerebrally understand that true worship permeates from our full dependency on God, we give “lip service” when we pretend to have it all together, that we are healthy apart from Christ. In Brothers, We Are Not Professionals, author John Piper says, “The difference between Uncle Sam and Jesus Christ is that Uncle Sam won’t enlist you in his service unless you are healthy and Jesus won’t enlist you unless you are sick.” Mark 2:17 affirms this when Jesus said, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor — sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”

My plea: Follow the instruction of Psalm 123:2 in that we “keep looking to the Lord our God for His mercy.” Christ compared the church to a hospital for good reason. If you break your leg, you don’t pretend you are fine. Conversely, while in a hospital with, let’s say, a nail through your hand, you don’t complete the paperwork as if all is well.

Let us stop pretending, no matter how real it feels, and return to the true heart of worship, with arms raised accepting His power and grace, our need of Him. In Mathew 11:28-30, Christ says, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” We can remove the burden of pretending — as if we’d ever be able to measure up — with our soul finding rest in the assurance of salvation, believing that our righteousness is freely given because of the real sacrifice of our savior: Jesus.

C.J. Wetzler is the NextGen pastor at First Baptist Church of Deerfield Beach. Before transitioning into full-time ministry, CJ was a commercial airline captain, and high school leadership and science teacher. For questions or comments, he can be reached at cj@deerfieldfirst.com.

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Sleuthfest 2016

Posted on 06 March 2016 by LeslieM


Author C.J. Box signs autographed books.

By Karen Newcombe

The Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (MWA) held their annual conference “Sleuthfest” in Deerfield Beach last week, at the Doubletree by Hilton, from Thursday through Sunday.

The MWA is the leading association for professional writers of crime fiction and non-fiction. The conference focuses on technical topics for writers, and brings national A-list authors, editors and literary agents to speak and work with participants. Professionals in the criminal justice field conduct workshops on procedures and technical aspects of crime solving, the law and other factors important to the crime writer.

This year, New York Times best-selling author C.J. Box, whose 18 books include the popular Joe Pickett series, was the keynote speaker at the Saturday luncheon. Box spoke about his life in Wyoming and the growth of his writing career. His experience as the owner of a marketing firm and as a journalist “working every aspect of a small, community newspaper” helped him develop the skills needed to become a successful author. Box is known for combining authentic details of Western life into his masterfully-plotted novels. Box’s newest Joe Pickett mystery, Off the Grid, will be available on March 8.

Other keynote speakers included P.J. Parrish – the pen name of sisters and co-authors Kristy Montee (a Ft. Lauderdale resident) and Kelly Nichols – former CIA operative Valerie Plame, and John Hartnett of Jack Farrell and Associates, a talent recruiting agency for the publishing and media industry.

Mystery Writers of America

Victoria Landis, the co-chair of Sleuthfest, told The Observer that about 250 attendees were at the conference from all over the United States, Canada, and even from Ireland and Spain.

The Florida Chapter of MWA is one of the most active in the country,” Landis said. “The MWA has 11 regions. Membership is $115 per year, and is open to professional writers who are paid by an approved publisher for their work.”

The MWA board reviews all applications and writers must meet other criteria as well; for example, self-publication does not qualify. An Associate Membership category is open to publishing agents, journalists, filmmakers and others in related fields.

Our focus at the conference is to offer support to writers at all career levels. We have workshops for new writers, those in mid-career and those who are already successful but want to learn how to move up to the next level.”

Writers attending the conference could schedule time to meet with literary agents and editors, including Neil Nyren, the well-known editor-in-chief of G.P. Putnam’s Sons division of Penguin Random House; Anne Speyer, editor at Ballentine Books; Kirsten Carleton, literary agent at The Prospect Agency, and many others.

For information about joining the MWA, visit www.mysterywriters.org, or for upcoming meetings of the Florida chapter, www.mwaflorida.org.

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Johnson gets first ace

Posted on 03 March 2016 by LeslieM

sports030316johnsonBy Gary Curreri

At 81 years of age, Pompano Beach’s Bob Johnson finally got it right.

Johnson recently used a pitching wedge on the Par-3, 115-yard seventh hole on the Greg Norman Signature Pines Course at the City of Pompano Golf Course to pick up his first ever hole-in-one.

Was I lucky or what?” asked Johnson, who was playing in the weekly Pompano Beach Men’s Golf Association tournament. “Fifty years I have been playing and I never came close.”

I just hit it right,” Johnson laughed. “It is pretty amazing for an old bastard like me. The only thing I thought of was that I had good contact. I never thought it was going to be a hole-in-one. It was a thrill. It was a nice feeling, especially after playing all of those years.”

When he returned to the clubhouse, he had to buy drinks for his fellow golfers, as is tradition for someone getting a hole-in-one.

Of course everybody busted me, I had to buy the drinks for everyone,” Johnson said. “The first thing they said was, ‘buy a drink.’ Thankfully, they don’t drink much. If that happened 50 years ago, I’d probably still be there.”

How does he describe his game?

Not good,” he chuckled. “I am average player. I play three times a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday.”

I haven’t come close since,” Johnson said. “I am lucky if I hit the green.”

Johnson did have one regret.

I should have said I was on a limited income,” Johnson added. His tab was helped out by a $100 check he received from a hole-in-one fund by the association.

Johnson still loves the camaraderie that the sport brings.

When you get to a certain age and you don’t work anymore, it is nice to go out and meet friends,” Johnson said. “That’s the fun part about it. I played sports all my life and I enjoy that part.”

Johnson said it was also fun for the family.

It was fun for my grandkids (Guy, Nick and Patricia) who came down to visit a week later,” Johnson said. “They got a thrill out of it. They are triplets and are 16 years old.”

sports030316harrisHarris hired as Highlands gridiron coach

Highlands Christian Academy has hired Josh Harris as its new varsity football coach.

Knight, who is currently teaching at Somerset Canyons in Boynton Beach and attends Boca Glades Baptist Church, played college football at the University of Miami a freshman before he transferred to Tennessee State University.

Harris was the assistant JV football coach at Miami Northwestern Senior High School in 2011; the assistant varsity football/defensive line coach at Doral Academy in 2012. In 2013, Harris was the assistant varsity football/defensive Coordinator for Somerset Academy in Pembroke Pines.

We are thrilled with Coach Harris accepting the position of Head Football Coach,” said Highlands Christian Academy Athletic Director Jim Good. Harris takes over a Knights program that went 2-7 last fall under interim coaches Sam Oge and Max Fisch. “It’s obvious Coach Harris has a love for the game, but his priorities are in order with God being at the top of the list and then his family.”

Highlands Christian will be competing in a spring jamboree on Thursday, May 19 with Jupiter Christian and Somerset Canyons. Currently, HCA is a member of the Florida Independent Football Conference.

Simply Soccer Camp starts soon

Simply Soccer Camp, which has boys and girls, ages 5-14 of all skill levels, and has attracted children from throughout Broward County, will host its Spring Break Camp at Mullins Park in Coral Springs.

The camp will be held from March 21-25.

There are three sessions ranging from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a Tiny Tot program from 9 a.m. to noon. Players will be taught a variety of soccer skills from dribbling to shooting.

It is the longest running soccer camp offered by the city. Campers must bring a soccer ball, swimsuit, shin guards, water bottle and lunch. For information on the Coral Springs camp, call 954-345-2200.

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Everything’s Coming Up Rosen: My b-a-a-d

Posted on 03 March 2016 by LeslieM

By Emily Rosen



It was a Saturday night and I was “frolicking” with a group of friends when my smart phone signaled that I had received a text. I tell you that I am obsessed about not answering those damn gadgets in a social situation. To me, this is the height of rudeness. Nonetheless, something made me take a quick glance at the screen which told me in a nanosecond that Justice Scalia had died. I could not squelch my initial reaction, which was an audible, “Yay!” bringing a number of friends to my side to share what seemed to be my good news.

I tell you this in the spirit of a confessional. It is one of those moments of which I am not proud. True, the good Justice had handed down decisions that were completely anathema to me, and sent me virtually screaming in the dark, trying for a split minute each time to fathom the rationale that would arrive at a place so far beyond the range of what I considered to be rational.

And then the media – overjoyed at the prospect of being diverted from the Trump Travesty – began to expose the Life of Scalia and my closed mind began to open. In a typically narrow-minded political vise, I had not bothered to view him as a person, but saw only one side of the man and made my judgment according to my ignorance. People do that, and it’s so wrong.

I began to see him as a principled man of high intelligence and humor who just happened to see things from a perspective different from mine – but nonetheless an honest one. Was I an “originalist” as regards the interpretation of the constitution? I had given it some thought as major SCOTUS decisions were highlighted by the media, but my thoughts were fleeting as life continued to “happen.”

But that’s for another treatise. The fact that Scalia’s judgment had national consequences that I found to be abhorrent is what living in a democracy is all about. The fact that I could not separate the man from his views is scary in this time of political parody and lack of civility – and I do not want to fall in line with political haters. The more I looked into the life of Antonin Scalia, the more I could admire his qualities as a human being who felt as passionately about his views as I do about mine. Mankind is not monolithic. We are all “many people” in one body.

We talk about tolerance all the time. We talk about acceptance. We talk about coming together. We talk about compromise. These are the high values that truly make America great. It is worth noting that the Roman Empire fell into decline as onlookers cheered the gladiators for their fierceness at dirty fighting.

And so, with all due respect, and a lesson learned, I can acknowledge with sorrow, the demise of a patriot and one who was true to himself. May he rest in peace.


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FLICKS: Risen & the Oscars

Posted on 03 March 2016 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano


Another awards season has come to an end, with only the Super Tuesday Primaries and March Madness to distract us until the next major mass media conflict on March 25, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

While Amy took the Best Documentary Oscar, the most fan favorite documentary (according to www.rotten tomatoes.com) is Embrace of the Serpent, which makes its South Florida debut on March 11. Mad Max Fury Road garnered the most awards for its well-deserved visual and technical feats, but it was Spotlight that earned the Best Original Screenplay, which led to Best Motion Picture Award.

While Chris Rock lampooned the lack of diversity for the Academy Awards, there is a box office success story that is being ignored by Hollywood: Risen. Produced on a relatively small budget of $20 million, Risen has already earned its investors a return on their investment. Directed by Hollywood veteran Kevin Reynolds (Waterworld, Rapa Nui), Risen is a thriller about an event that happened nearly 2000 years ago.

Roman Tribune Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) is assigned to oversee the execution of a political insurgent named Jesus. By the time Clavius arrives, Jesus has died on the cross during crucifixion. While two other crucified men are tossed in a common burial pit at Golgotha, Joseph of Arimathea asks of Clavius that Jesus be interred in a family tomb. Clavius agrees.

After meeting with his supervisor Pontius Pilate (Peter Firth), Clavius is told to assign two men to guard the tomb for fear that the body of Jesus would be stolen to create a new religious movement. Despite following every forensic procedure, after three days, the body disappears.

Being the middle of the Lenten Season, many Christians are counting down to Easter Sunday on March 27. Risen opens as if it were another television version of CSI and appears to offer another series of Christian clichés. Yet, unlike many New Testament epics that focus on Jesus’ final days, Risen presents a different perspective, the afterlife of Jesus Christ.

This film provides a fresh perspective to the Independent Christian genre born12 years ago with the release of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. While he does not strive for Gibson’s artistic intentions, Reynolds’s low key direction enhances the narrative. The film begins with violence and despair, but grows into a peaceful resolution that does not feel dull or forced.

While Risen is not likely to be mentioned in next year’s Academy Awards, a story about Jesus’ life after death is too good to pass over.

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Posted on 03 March 2016 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Feb. 16: A woman left her car unlocked at 1151 S. Powerline Rd. When she returned, she saw that her Brazil ID and passport, and a bankcard, were missing.

Feb. 16: A woman reported her home at 732 SE 9 Terr. was burglarized. Later, four men were arrested and charged with burglarizing her home and several others.

Feb. 16: A man reported his car parked at 1337 S. Military Tr. was broken into and $2,500 in cash removed.

Feb. 16: Loss prevention at Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. reported that a man stole four headsets and two bath sheets for a total loss of $1,441.52.

Feb. 24: A Florida license plate decal was stolen from a vehicle at 1807 S. Powerline Rd.

Feb. 26: Suspect took a briefcase from a vehicle parked behind a business at 163 N. Powerline Rd.

Feb. 26: Suspect smashed a vehicle door window and stole a purse that was sitting on a car seat at 3551 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Lighthouse Point

Feb. 10: A man who lives at 2260 NE 36 St. lent his 2013 Ford Fusion to a friend who has not returned it for four months. He attempted to reach the friend and the phone was disconnected.

Feb. 11: A man went into a bank at 3550 N. Federal Hwy. and came out to discover that someone had broken his car window and stolen a bag from the glove compartment containing $34,200 in cash.

Feb. 13: Someone keyed a vehicle at 5001 NE 25 St. with an unknown object from the front panel to the rear panel. The victim believes it may have been a former subcontractor. The damage was estimated at $945.

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