| March, 2017


Posted on 23 March 2017 by LeslieM

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Fish Fry

Friday, Mar. 24, 6 to 8 p.m.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church

3331 NE 10 Terr.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Every Friday through Apr. 14. Enjoy wild harvested cod, linguini with clam sauce, country fries, coleslaw, roll, soft-serve ice cream, coffee/tea. Adults: $9/children: $5. Beer & wine available for minimal charge. For more information, call 954-941-8117.

Teachers Appreciation and Scholarship Dinner

Friday, Mar. 24, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Woman’s Club of Deerfield Beach

910 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

$30. Cash bar. For information, call 954-798-7526. Email:traceywilliamseas@gmail.com. Sponsored by Kiwanis International.

27th Annual Doll Show & Sale

Saturday, Mar. 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Free admission and parking. Sponsored by the Pompano Beach Doll Club of Florida. For membership inquiries, contact 954-783-2158 or 561-395-4489.

Focusing on the Arts

Saturday, Mar. 25, 11 a.m.

Deerfield Beach Percy White Library

837 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Renowned artist and lecturer Arline Peartree will lead a discussion on Baroque Art. Also, Friends of the Percy White Public Library will be selling many expensive and colorful art books for mere dollars. For information, call 954-357-7680.

Chili Cook Off

Saturday, Mar. 25, 3 to 6 p.m.

Frank McDonough Park

3500 NE 27 Ave.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

$10 tastings (includes drink & cornbread.) Adult tennis round robin, junior tennis games, corn hole tournamentsand more. Proceeds benefit local youth sports and education. Hosted by Trinity Church and LHP Tennis Ctr. For more information or to participate, visit www.lhpchili.com or call 954-941-8033.

Deerfield Beach Women’s History Hall of Fame Brunch

Saturday, Mar. 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Brunch buffet, entertainment and keynote speaker, Pegine Echevarria. Inductees are Leola Brooks, Mary McKenna, Katherine “Kitty” Cole and Helen Santana. $10, tickets may be purchased at the Johnny Tigner, Sr. Community Center at Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex. For more information, call 954-480-4481 or visit www.dfb.city/WHHOF.

Beach Dance

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 7 to  9 p.m.

Main Beach Parking Lot

149 SE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free event. Johnny Vincent will be playing. Wear dancing shoes and bring beach chair. For more information, call 954-480-4429.

Worth the Drive: Alzheimer’s Conference

Monday, Mar. 27, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Hilton Hotel

600 Okeechobee Blvd.

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Free educational conference for family, professional caregivers and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses. Speakers include James Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., professor of Integrated Medical Sciences and associate dean for clinical research at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University; Joshua Freitas, M.Ed., executive director of program development for CERTUS Senior Living; Bree Gordon, MT-BC; and Sam McDowell, MT-BC, from the Palm Beach Music Therapy Institute (PBMTI), who will lead a drum/music therapy session, designed to cultivate health and wellness. Also included, veteran’s panel discussing care, free confidential memory screenings and a display of AFA Quilt to Remember, which pays tribute to the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. For more information call, 866-232-8484, ext. 104.

Join Prime Timers

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 11 a.m.

Community Presbyterian Church

Briggs Hall

1920 SE 4 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Guest speaker, Wayne Landry, will take you on virtual trip through Everglades City, Chokoloskee and Ten Thousand Islands. For more information, call 954-427-0222.

Save the Date: Pineapple Jamboree

Friday, Mar. 31, 6 to 10 p.m.

450 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Features locally crafted Pineapple beer paired with tropical delights from local restaurants, rum tastings, live music and a traditional luau. Tickets: $35 general admission/ $65 for an all-inclusive VIP experience. For more information, call 954-941-2940 ext 205 or email SBenson@pompanobeachchamber.com

The 22nd Annual PBIFF

March 29-April 2, 2017

Ready for premiers, parties and plenty of popcorn? The 22nd Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival begins this Wednesday! As usual, there will be films from around the world with filmmakers coming right here to our backyard with locations in Boca Raton and also Palm Beach. Grab your red carpet attire and get ready to have fun. There will be plenty of after parties to attend. In addition, there will be industry seminars, fashion shows and more. This is a great event for those in the film industry to rub elbows with others in the field and for cinefiles to catch some brand new flicks. For more information, visit www.pbifilmfest.org.

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CLERGY CORNER: A time to dance

Posted on 23 March 2017 by LeslieM

During a recent trip to South Africa I was reminded of the beauty and power of dancing in worship. Along with a team of 30 others, we visited a small school in a rural area of Johannesburg to distribute clothing, toys and school supplies. The kindergarten-aged children delighted us with songs in their native language, to which they danced rhythmically and clapped their hands. Our team ministered in various churches on a Sunday, and we later traded stories of the exuberant dancing displayed during worship times. A visit to Mandela’s House in Soweto was memorable for the articles, photos, and history that it has preserved, but also for the groups of dancers who delighted visitors on the sidewalks in front of the home.

Dancing in worship is not new to many of our modern churches. Dance ministries and other artistic groups are part of numerous expressions of worship and praise in churches of all sizes and traditions. What differentiates what we have from what we observed in South Africa is the passion and intensity that was on display. And the fact that dancing was not relegated to an official group or ministry but everyone participated. I saw young children with happy feet, men who demonstrated remarkable agility as they jumped high and stooped low, and women whose heads, hips, knees and arms communicated joy and gratitude to God. No one was excluded and even members of our team joined in during a service at a Christian college where we facilitated two days of ministry training.

In Ecclesiastes, chapter 3, King Solomon surmised “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” (v.1). A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance” (v.4). Dancing is something that we learn early on in childhood. Even before words and sentences have been formally spoken, you can observe babies and toddlers swaying, bouncing, and nodding their heads to music. As we grow older we learn steps and movements that help to express our joy and happiness. Some have relegated dancing to the clubs, ballrooms, parties, and weddings. But many believers have learned to praise God by dancing in worship services at church.

The Bible presents dancing as an acceptable form of worship. It is even encouraged in several Psalms. At the successful crossing of the Red Sea, in Exodus 15, the people showed their gratitude in dance (v.20). “Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.” In 2 Samuel 6, the ark of God was transported to Jerusalem with a great procession of praise. “Then David danced before the Lord with all his might” (v.14). He would later write a song of praise in Psalm 30 that included this declaration in verse 11, “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing.” Psalm 149:3 proclaims, “Let them praise His name with the dance.” And Psalm 150:4 adds, “Praise Him with the timbrel and dance.”

There are many ways to express the joy we feel and the gratitude we have for life’s blessings. There are different ways to worship and show reverence to God. Some offer respectful contemplation, while others engage joyful celebration. Both are appropriate and necessary forms of worship, and believers should be encouraged to embrace them equally. Thoughtful reflection is not reserved for the philosopher alone, neither is dancing the sole domain of the club DJ. We can all bow our heads in reverent worship at church but then there comes a time, in the service and in life, when we should feel free to just get up and dance.

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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Denoma Wins PBWGA Club Title

Posted on 16 March 2017 by LeslieM

By Gary Curreri

Pompano Beach’s Mimi Denoma recently won the Pompano Beach Women’s Golf Association’s Club Championship for 2017.

Denoma carded a 3-day total of 243 to edge out three-time club champion, Marianne Webber, who carded a 3-day total of 254. Denoma’s effort was even surprising to her.

It was absolutely remarkable,” said Denoma, who carded three 81s in her tournament debut. “It was definitely a surprise. That’s the best I have played and my scoring was lower than it normally is.

My putting was consistently good and I was also consistent off the tee,” said Denoma, who carries a 12-handicap. “I finished well on the green. I had a lot of good recovery shots. I was very steady.”

Denoma said she was pleased with the tournament officials and the club in making it a memorable event. She received roses, champagne glasses and will receive her trophy on Tuesday at the course.

Everyone was very supportive,” said Denoma, who was paired with Webber on the final round at the Palms Course. The women split the first two days between the Palms and Pines courses. “It was wonderful. We all cheer for each other. It was a phenomenal group and a remarkable experience.”

Tiebreakers decided the winners in the Second and Third Flights as Georgie Wright won the Second Flight over Debi Ladig after posting a three-day total of 269, while Kathy Dunn captured the Third Flight with a 303 over Patti Van Zandt.

Roseanna Nixon fired a 309 to top Patty Davis, who carded a three-day total of 321 in winning the Fourth Flight.

Junior lifeguard registration starts Monday

Registration for Juniors and Grommets will be open starting Monday, March 20 at the Pompano Aquatic Center.

There will be four, two-week Sessions for Juniors (ages 9 to 17): The first session will be June 12 to June 23, while the second session will be from June 26 to July 7. There will be no camp on July 5, however camp will be held on July 4.

Session II is the ‘Competition Camp’ that is open to all Juniors,” said Nemia Schulte, President of the Pompano Beach Junior Lifeguard Association.

It will be more hard core than the other camps as this is designed to train those who plan to compete at the United States Lifeguard Association (USLA) competitions.”

The other two sessions will run from July 10-21 (Session III) and July 24-Aug. 4 (Session IV).

There will be four, one-week Sessions for Grommets (ages 7 to 8): Session I is June 19 to June 23; Session II is June 26 to June 30; Session III is from July 17 to July 21 and Session IV is July 31 to August 4.

The registration and camp session fees will remain the same as last year at $150 for residents, and $200 for non-residents (for Junior Lifeguard) and $75 for residents and $100 for non-residents (for Grommets Program).

Schulte said all 2016 Juniors would not need to re-take the swim tests unless they are going from the Grommet program to the Junior Lifeguard Program. All Grommets will need to take the swim tests and swim tests will also begin on March 20 at the Pompano Aquatic Complex during pool hours.

For more information contact Schulte at nemia2000@aol.com.

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FLICKS: The Last Word opens & King Kong rules

Posted on 16 March 2017 by LeslieM

By “Cinema” Dave


Shirley MacLaine returns to the big screen tomorrow in The Last Word, which co-stars (and co- produced by) Amanda Seyfried. A serious movie with humorous overtones, The Last Word will be a hit in the community.

Kong Skull Island was an international hit with box office gross exceeding over $160 million in three days. Compared to the full-court press that Disney marketing is providing for Beauty and the Beast, the marketing for Kong Skull Island has been modest. Fortunately, the movie exceeds marketing hype.

Perhaps a sequel to the 1933 Son of Kong, this new film opens in 1944 when a Japanese and American aviator crash land on the mysterious island. Their petty fight is abated when Kong makes an appearance and stuns the soldiers.

Almost 30 years later, Professor Randa (John Goodman) from the Monarch Organization requests to visit this mysterious island. The Vietnam War is ending and Randa would like to study Skull Island before the Soviet Union finds out about it. Besides recruiting Lieutenant Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) and his helicopter squad, Randa recruits Marlow (John C. Reilly) as well as Mason Weaver (Brie Larson), a photojournalist.

When the scientific expedition starts dropping bombs on the island, Kong is angered and brings down the helicopters. Divided across the island, the survivors attempt reunification, only to discover that Kong is the least of their problems.

Indiana Jones and Jurassic World fans will get their money’s worth. Kong Skull Island is part of the “MonsterVerse” series that began three years ago with the reboot of Godzilla. Unlike Godzilla, when the monster was hidden until the final 20 minutes of the film, Kong is front and center throughout.

With the exception of subterranean terrors that lurk on Skull Island, there are no outright villains in this film. Samuel L. Jackson is the most aggressive human character, but the script creates empathy for the character’s desire for revenge. Upon further review, the wrath of Kong is not caused by military aggression, but by scientific arrogance. Beyond big-sized epic adventure, Kong Skull Island contains a narrative with much intellectual depth.

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Posted on 16 March 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Feb. 28: Someone entered a work truck parked at 1040 E. Newport Center Dr. and tried to open the steering column. The attempt to steal the truck was unsuccessful.

Feb. 28: A woman woke up and discovered her rental vehicle, purse and keys stolen overnight. She believes she knows the person who stole the items. The incident was reported at 454 Lock Rd.

Feb. 28: A woman was stopped as she tried to exit Publix without paying for $113.49 worth of food. The food was returned. The incident was reported at 3740 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

March 3: A woman reported that patio furniture was removed from the front porch of her home at 1270 NW 49 Ct.

March 5: It was reported that a woman stole six pairs of shoes from Dollar General at 1377 S. Dixie Hwy.

March 5: A woman reported that her Toyota Corolla was stolen from N. Broward Medical Ctr. at 201 Sample Rd.

Lighthouse Point

Feb. 21: A victim was at a store at 3780 N. Federal Hwy. when a male bumped into her. Later, she realized that her wallet was missing. Five credit cards, an ID and $200 in currency were taken. The loss was $274.

Feb. 21: Police responded to a battery call at 4450 NE 26 Ave. where a woman and her caretaker became involved in a physical confrontation.

Feb. 22: A male subject fled the store at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. without paying for items. He was stopped outside with the merchandise but fled in a vehicle. The items were valued at $29.83.

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Posted on 16 March 2017 by LeslieM

DBICA meeting

Thursday Mar. 16, 6:30 p.m.

The Community Church

Briggs Hall

1920 SE 5 St.

Deerfield Beach FL 33441

Agenda and guest speakers TBA. For more information, visit www.DBICA.com.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Fish Fry

Every Friday from Mar. 17 through Apr. 14, 6 to 8 p.m.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church

3331 NE 10 Terr.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Enjoy wild harvested cod, linguini with clam sauce, country fries, coleslaw, roll, soft-serve ice cream, coffee/tea. Adults: $9/children: $5. Beer & wine available for minimal charge. For more information, call 954-941-8117.

7 Week Safe Boating Course

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Pompano Beach Sail & Power Squadron

3701 NE 18 Terr.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Learn basics of navigation, docking, emergency situations, water sport safety and local laws. $50 for Broward Co. residents/$85 for all others (includes textbook.) To register visit www.PompanoSafeBoating.com or call 754-444-1470.

Watercolor classes begin

Every Saturday through Apr. 2017, 10 a.m. to noon

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6 Ave.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Taught by Henriette “Kitte” Arnold. $20 per class. For information, call 954-920-4574 or visit www.pompanobeachfl.gov.

Super Circuit Fitness program

Saturdays, Mar. 18 to May, 6, 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.

Pioneer Park

222 NE 2 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

One hour cardio and strength/endurance fitness training program. Cost: $9 per single class or 8 classes for $64. To register at any of the community centers, visit www.dfb.city/registration or call 954-480-4361.

Prayer Breakfast

Saturday, Mar. 18, 9 to 12:30 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Rec. Center

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Hosted by I Am My Brothers Keepers Ministries, Inc. Proceeds help in transforming lives of others to become productive citizens in our communities. Door prizes and more. $10 per person. For more information, call 954-621-6960.

Hadassah March Meeting

Monday, Mar. 20, noon

Century Village

Le Club

3501 West Dr.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Program: Ron Dagan, Israeli folk singer & composer. Refreshments served. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 954-427-9902 after 6 p.m.

DB Historical Society Annual Dinner, Silent Auction & Dance

Thursday, Mar. 23, 6 to 10 p.m.

DoubleTree at Hilton Hotel

100 Fairway Dr.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Cocktail hour with hors d’ oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction, buffet dinner. “People in the Community” awards. It Takes Two performs. $65 per person, R.S.V.P. by March 21 – email judithofdfb@gmail.com or call 954-429-0378.

Save the Date:

Teachers Appreciation & Scholarship Dinner

Friday, Mar. 24, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Woman’s Club of Deerfield Beach

910 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Tickets: $30. Cash bar. For information, call 954-798-7526. E-mail traceywilliamseas@gmail.com. Sponsored by Kiwanis International.

Chili Cook Off

Saturday, March 25, 3 to 6 p.m.

Frank McDonough Park

3500 NE 27 Ave.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

$10 tastings, includes: drink & cornbread. Activities include adult tennis round robin, junior tennis games, cornhole tournaments. Proceeds benefit local youth sports and education. Hosted by Trinity Church and LHP Tennis Ctr. For more information or to participate, visit

www.lhpchili.com or call 954-941-8033.


Florida Highwaymen Exhibition & Sale

Sample-McDougald House

450 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Exhibition Preview Night

Saturday, Mar. 18, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Meet the Florida Highwaymen and view the exhibition. Features display of original artwork to purchase, Jazz Survivors, jazz quartet, delicious hors d’oeuvres, spirits. Preview Night Tickets: $50/person.

Florida Highwaymen Exhibition & Public Sale

Sunday, Mar. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Meet the artists, view artwork to purchase.

Admission: $5 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.pompanohistory.com or call 954-782-3015.

Register now for summer camp!

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks & Recreation Department is preparing for summer and you should too! With the end of the school year fast approaching, it is that time to enroll your children in the City of Deerfield Beach Summer Camps.

This summer, the City of Deerfield Beach will offer a variety of summer camps for all ages. Day Camps will be running for children ages 6 – 12 from June 12 through Aug. 4 at Deerfield Beach Middle School (701 SE 6 Ave.), Quiet Waters Park Elementary (4150 W. Hillsboro Blvd.), Highlands Park (511 NE 44 St.) and Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex (445 SW 4 St.). Additional specialty camps include Teen Camp, Drama Camp, Jr. Lifeguards Camp and Sports Camp.

Register now by visiting www.dfb.city/registration or by visiting any of the community centers. For full information regarding registration fees, locations and dates please visit www.dfb.city/summercamp or contact Constitution Park at 954-480-4494.

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CLERGY CORNER: Deuteronomy 8:3

Posted on 16 March 2017 by LeslieM

So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.”Deuteronomy 8:3 (NKJV)

As a Lutheran, I do observe Lent and I do choose to abstain from a food or behavior once a year for 40 days. Now, this isn’t a great accomplishment worthy of boasting. But I can say that I look forward to Lent every year and embrace this challenge as a divine opportunity. And regardless of whether you observe Lent, taking some time to challenge yourself in this manner may be a joyful time of spiritual growth. Yes, reader, I used the words “Lent “and “joy” in the same sentence.

Lent simulates Jesus’ journey into the desert for 40 days following his Baptism and preceding his three year ministry. Jesus took 40 days to fast and put himself in harm’s way of temptation. And, of course, the tempter did show up and his first temptation was to turn stone into bread. It was within this context that Jesus quoted Deuteronomy 8:3, “One does not live by bread alone.”

These words have a special meaning to me and, for those who have heard my story, I apologize. I write this for the benefit of others. I received a blessing and I want to share it, as blessings are meant to be.

Before I continue with my story, let me share something that will make my story make more sense. All my life I have struggled with food. I have had successes and failures but I am afraid my failures outweigh my successes. But the one thing my wife and I were able to do was instill in our children a healthier understanding of food. As a result, they have been spared of this particular “thorn in the side,” if you will.

I had a chance to spend my birthday with my son at Walt Disney World. We planned to divide our time between EPCOT and Animal Kingdom. I chose EPCOT because of the restaurants. We would choose a time and place to eat and the whole day would revolve around it. Food was the axis upon which the entire day would spin.

I asked my son “Where would you like to eat?”

He said, “Let’s stop by and get a couple of subs. We will eat one half for lunch and the other half between EPCOT and the Animal Kingdom.”

My first thought was: “What about my birthday meal?” My second thought was, “I have taught him well. Now it is time for ME to internalize the message.”

I said, “Sure, Nate, that sounds great.”

I discovered that Nate’s primary question was about rides and fast passes. Food was the last thing on his mind and the first thing on mine. But, today, I would honor his request. I did ask him if we could sit down for a cup of coffee and visit. He was happy with that idea and we did.

I share this story with you because that was probably one of the best times I ever had at Walt Disney World. I learned something from my son’s example. Yes, a parent can learn a lot from a child. And that is this most important lesson. The quality of a meal is not determined by what is on your plate but by the person who is sitting across the table.

Regardless of our faith tradition, we all hunger and thirst for something in our lives that simply cannot be satisfied by food. Some of us are still learning that lesson the hard way. I have found Lent as the perfect opportunity to find out what that “something” is. And when I do find that something, it may not satisfy my stomach but it will satisfy my soul.

It is my prayer that we all take the spiritual journey that leads us to that something that satisfies our soul. And when we find it, we will discover that we are not fasting from food but feasting on that something that satisfies the soul.

Pastor Gross is a pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, located at 959 SE 6 Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. For more information, call 954-421-3146 or visit www.zion-lutheran.org.

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FLICKS: TCM’s Robert Osbourne, Logan & The Women’s Balcony

Posted on 09 March 2017 by LeslieM

By “Cinema” Dave


As I write this week’s column, news is breaking that the host of Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Robert Osborne has passed away. A film historian with personal relationships from motion pictures’ golden age of movie stars, Osborne’s persona was a major influence upon this film columnist. Regardless of the film he introduced (classic film, an Oscar winner, a historical curiosity), Osborne had a knack of bringing a fresh perspective to a film he had seen countless times. TCM co-host Ben Mankiewicz will follow in Osborne’s footsteps, but the young host has big shoes to fill.

The passing of the torch is a major theme of Logan, this week’s box office champion. A culmination of seven X Men and two Wolverine movies, Logan takes place 22 years into a dystopian future. After decades of saving the world from hostile forces, Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) lives in an abandoned oil field with his old mentor Professor X (Patrick Stewart), who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Wishing to live his final years in peace, Logan is confronted by a woman who has read too many X-Men comic books. The woman wants Logan to take a special little girl to Eden, which is found in Canada. Unwilling to become involved at first, Logan learns that Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and Professor Zander Rice (Richard E. Grant) have devious plans for the little girl and her “special” friends.

Starting with Bela Lugosi in Dracula and concluding 17 years later with Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Universal Pictures created memorable monster movies that have enthralled many generations. It has been 17 years since Hugh Jackman first portrayed Wolverine. In Logan, he is provided a final curtain call for his duties as an X-Man. Logan is a current classic on the big screen.

The Women’s Balcony opens this weekend at neighborhood theaters. In Hebrew with English subtitles, The Women’s Balcony is a comedy/drama. While attending a bar mitzvah, the women’s balcony collapses in the middle of the ceremony. When it looks like the temple will be closed for a long period of time, a new rabbi quickly comes to the rescue of the worshipers. Unfortunately, he is more like the pied piper.

The temple opens quickly, but the women’s balcony is not restored. Being more orthodox than his predecessor, the rabbi wants the women to cover their heads to display their modesty. Naturally, the modern women rebel.

Unlike the angry protests that we see on the news every day, The Women’s Balcony has an infectious sweetness that will make the ticket buyer smile.

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Posted on 09 March 2017 by LeslieM


Feb. 20: A man reported that someone stole his 2015 GMC Yukon, a vehicle valued at $40,000. The incident occurred at 2000 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Feb. 20: A woman reported her car was entered and a wallet with $20 and personal identification were stolen. The incident was reported at 449 NW 2 Wy.

Feb. 21: A man reported being attacked by three men who punched him at 501 E. Sample Rd.

Feb:21: A man reported that a man snatched his cell phone from his hands at 434 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Feb. 25: A man tried to break into a home at 1281 NW 46 Ct. The man displayed a gun to the homeowner. He was not let into the home and then fled.

Feb. 25: An unknown suspect removed a FL license plate from a scooter at 415 Lock Rd.

Feb. 25: A victim advised that her boyfriend struck her multiple times in the face at 421 NW 42 Ct. The suspect was unable to be contacted.

Feb. 25: A suspect entered Target and took two home security systems, three gaming figures and two wall electric shavers at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. and exited the store via the fire exit.

Feb. 27: a victim stated that when she came out to her vehicle, she noticed the rear driver’s side window smashed. Her green purse was stolen from the back seat. It contained four credit cards and a driver’s license. The incident occurred at 642 Deer Creek Hollows Cir.

Feb. 28: An unknown suspect entered the victim’s vehicle via an unlocked door at 430 Lock Rd. A wallet with $80.00 was stolen.

Feb. 28: A suspect was caught exiting the west door without paying for $113.49 of groceries that she concealed in numerous bags she was carrying at 3740 W. Hillsboro Blvd. The loss prevention officer recovered all property.

Feb. 28: A victim woke up at 454 Lock Rd. and discovered her rental vehicle, purse and keys were missing, possibly taken by a known subject while she was sleeping overnight.

Lighthouse Point

Feb. 18: The store manager received a counterfeit $10 bill from a customer still in the store at 4830 N. Federal Hwy. The customer said he purchased lottery tickets and other items at a neighboring store and was given the bill as part of his change. The bill was later determined to be genuine.

Feb. 18: Police initiated a traffic stop at 3150 N. Federal Hwy. and the driver walked into a restaurant at a brisk pace in a corner of the building stating he had to meet a friend. Employees said they did not know the individual who was later found, along with his passenger, to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Feb. 20: The victim said he picked up a fare and drove the subject to a destination at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. and he failed to provide money for the ride. The loss was $157.

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Posted on 09 March 2017 by LeslieM

 Sandi Patty in concert

Thursday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church (The Pink Church)

2331 NE 26 Ave.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Award-winning Christian artist performs. For prices, visit Ticketriver.com or call 954-941-2308, ext. 112. www.thepinkchurch.org


Thursday, March 9, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Duffy’s Sport Grill

401 N. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Broward County Law Enforcement officers volunteer as Celebrity Waiters to raise money for Special Olympics Florida. For information, call 954-375-6200 or 561-707-1958.

Friends of the Deerfield Beach Arboretum meet

Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m.

Constitution Park

2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, Fl. 33442

Kelli Whitney, Park Naturalist, will speak about migratory song birds and butterflies. Usual plant giveaway. Light refreshments served. Free meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 954- 480-4495 or visit www.treezoo.com.

Love is in the Air’ Flower Show

Saturday, March 11, 1 to 4 p.m.

City of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Complex

Jarvis Hall

4305 Ocean Dr.

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 33308

Presented by Garden Club of Lighthouse Point. Free admission and open to the public. Enjoy tea and sweets on the patio, raffle baskets. For more information, call 954-942-9310.

Brant Christopher concert

Saturday, March 11, 7:30

Woman’s Club of Deerfield Beach

910 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Acclaimed singer/songwriter performs to benefit the Hacienda Girls Ranch. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating limited to 100. For information and tickets, call 954-421-4700. Sponsored by the GFWC Woman’s Club of Deerfield Beach.

Discovery Day

Saturday, March 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Briggs Hall

Community Presbyterian Church

1920 SE 4 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Gardening day and demonstration of how to plant a vegetable garden. Hands on experience with plants. Free event and barbecue with hot dogs and hamburgers. All ages welcome. For more information, call 954-427-0222 or 561-674-4864. Worship services, Sundays, 10 a.m. in Sanctuary.

Volunteers needed to build community playground

Saturday, March 11, 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Hillsboro Community Center

50 Hillsboro Technology Dr.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Come participate in KaBOOM Community Build Playground project. Volunteers must register ahead of time at www.tfaforms.com/458579. For more information, call 954-480-4429.

Watercolor classes begin

Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m. to noon

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6 Ave.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Run by artist Henriette “Kitte” Arnold. Every Saturday through April. $20 per class. For information, call 954-920-4574.

Club Paradise Toastmasters Open House

Monday, March 13, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.

Old School House

Deerfield Beach City Hall Complex

232 NE 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Award-winning speaker, Godfrey E. McAllister, a motivational consultant, mediator, trainer & author. Open to the public. Free to visit. For more information, visit www.clubparadise.toastmastersclub.org or call 954-648-6834.

Save the Date

Teachers Appreciation &Scholarship Dinner

Friday, March 24, 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Womens Club of Deerfield Beach

910 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

$30. Cash bar. For information, call 954-798-7526 or e-mail:traceywilliamseas@gmail.com. Sponsored by Kiwanis International.


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