| June, 2018

Local helps Cards to first place

Posted on 28 June 2018 by LeslieM

By Gary Curreri

Deerfield Beach’s Jim Eddy doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Eddy, 52, who plays shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals team, is a perennial Liberty Hardball Coral Springs Men’s Baseball League all-star and has been a member of the team for about a decade. Eddy is hitting .437 with two home runs, seven RBI’s and 14 runs scored.

One time a week is all I can get and that is all I need,” said Eddy, who is an athletic trainer at Highlands Christian Academy in Pompano Beach. “I still go to tournaments and stuff, but I still love playing ball and I still can. That’s the key. I am still healthy and able to run and throw and all of that stuff.”

Eddy has played in the league for nine years.

I don’t feel it (being sore) after playing on a Sunday morning unless it is really hot or a game with 20 runs and you are running a lot,” Eddy said. “I probably get more sore lifting weights.”

If the St. Louis Cardinals are going to win a sixth straight baseball championship, and eighth in the past 10 years, they will have their work cut out for them. The defending league champions struggled out of the gate, starting off with a 3-3 record, but have since caught fire winning four consecutive games to move to a league-best 7-3 record. They have outscored the opposition 85-37 on the season. The league has made a few subtle changes to the rules and one in particular has stymied the team in the early going.

They went to a wood bat league,” said Cardinals manager Jeff Young. “We used to average 30 home runs a season and that is going to be way down this year. Another thing they did was allow up to five players under the age of 28 per team. They allowed three players under 28 last season.”

The Cards return most of their core players from their title years. The team started their championship run in 2009 and then in 2011. The Cards then began their streak of five in a row in 2013 and haven’t tasted defeat in the league championships since.

Crockett camp moved to July 7

Zack and Henri Crockett will host their 13thannual football and cheerleading camp a little later than usual. The free camp was originally slated for this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mitchell Moore Center, 901 NW 10 St. in Pompano Beach. The field is not ready yet, so the event has been moved to July 7.

Henri Crockett, 43, who played linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos and the Minnesota Vikings, along with his brother Zachary, 45, a former fullback for the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys, are expecting between 300 and 400 local children to attend.

Both men grew up in Pompano Beach, and graduated from Blanche Ely High School, before they both played at Florida State University in their path to the NFL.

The free clinic is designed to introduce children, ages 4-16, to football by teaching basic skills in a fun and energetic environment and is supported through a grant from the NFL Foundation. The camp includes T-Shirts and autograph signings from the professional athletes.

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FLICKS: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Posted on 28 June 2018 by LeslieM

By “Cinema” Dave


Twenty-one summers ago, I quit my social studies teaching job to pursue full-time my Information Science degree from Florida State University. It was my personal renaissance. I really appreciated the “science” movies that summer like Men in Black, Contact and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. I used many of the vocabulary words that I heard from those movies and incorporated them into many of my research papers.

Much scientific and philosophical debate takes place in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which opened to better than expected box office gross.

This film is fun and combines jungle adventure with haunted mansion drama featuring a scary monster. There are heroes and villains. There are moments of jolting scares and deep belly laughs. There is science fiction query that raises the question about the meaning of life. Fortunately, none of these scientific distractions get in the way of telling a good story.

It has been three years since the disastrous events from Jurassic World. The abandoned island is suffering from volcanic activity and Professor Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum — reprising his character from the first two Jurassic Park movies) is brought in to testify about rescuing the dinosaurs stranded on the island. When Congress votes to terminate the dinosaurs, a wealthy capitalist, Sir Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell) finances a rescue expedition and recruits the two heroes from the last movie, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard).

While Owen and Claire debate who dumped who in the last three years, the two are in synch when it comes to rescuing the dinosaurs and in particular, a velociraptor named “Blue” who Owen raised from an egg. It turns out that Lockwood’s underlings have nefarious intentions for Blue and his unique DNA code.

Director J.A. Boyana tells a difficult story, the middle part of a proposed trilogy. Nonetheless, the director fills the two-hour plus screen time with Indiana Jones like thrills.

Like his previous movies The Orphanage and A Monster Calls, Boyana excels with claustrophobic scares. One stand-out scene features Grady and Clare in a cage with a waking Tyrannosaurus Rex. This dark scene balances danger and humor with sophistication.

Certain films need to be seen on the biggest screen imaginable. While it does cost a bit more, this film will be playing at the largest screen in South Florida until the 4th of July, the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Discovery & Science IMAX. More so than any movie this summer, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the movie to see for Saturday matinee popcorn-eating fun.

If you attend an early show, take advantage of the package which allows entrance to exhibits too. Besides catching there is an exhibition that focuses on the effects of a hurricane. You can walk into a wind machine and endure 100 mph winds in a secure environment. Fun is where you find it and, if you are not careful, you might learn something…

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Posted on 28 June 2018 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

June 12: It was reported that a former employee of Suddath Relocation at 1900 SW 43 Terr. did not return equipment valued at $440.

June 12: A man was arrested and charged with stealing $57.98 worth of items from TJ Maxx at 3812 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

June 12: A woman reported $452 worth of fraudulent charges on her credit card. She reported it at 1400 SE 8 Ave.

June 12: A man was issued a notice to appear after he was observed stealing $100 from a cash drawer at Office Depot at 270 S. Federal Hwy.

June 12: A man said that someone took out two fraudulent loans in his name. The loss was $40,000. He made the report at 827 Crystal Lake Dr.

Lighthouse Point

June 6: A car came back as a stolen vehicle and when police stopped it at 2311 NE 36 St., it was discovered the tag was stolen and the subject claimed the car was recently purchased and he did not know the tag was stolen.

June 5: The victim said there was a threatening storm and he lost his paddleboard in the 3000 block of NE 31 Ave. A day later, it was recovered in another part of the city. The paddleboard was valued at $1,120.

June 5: The father said he let his son borrow his car as long as he made the registration and insurance payments. He said the son stopped making payments and then was ignoring the father asking for a return of the vehicle to 2630 NE 48 St. The father asked that the vehicle be reported as stolen.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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HAPPENINGS: Fourth of July

Posted on 28 June 2018 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

4th of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 4, Noon to 9 p.m.

Main Beach Parking Lot

149 SE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Relax on the beach and join in the festivities as we celebrate the independence of our great nation. There will be music and vendors that will provide a variety of arts & crafts, local foods and ice cold beverages. Event is free to attend. There is a Complimentary Shuttle. Parking on the barrier island will be limited during the event. Complimentary parking is available from The Cove Shopping Center (1580 SE 3rd Ct.), Sullivan Park (1701 Riverview Rd.) & St. Ambrose Catholic Church (380 S. Federal Hwy). For more information on shuttles or event, visit www.deerfield-beach.com/1178/4th-of-July-Celebration.

Road & Facility Closure Information

International Fishing Pier will be closed at 3 p.m. on July 2 and will reopen at 6 a.m. on July 5

On July 4, at midnight, Ocean Way from Hillsboro Boulevard to SE 4 St., the Main Beach Parking Lot, the lot behind Ocean Rescue and the Pier Parking Lot will close reopening the morning of July 5

SE 2 Street and SE 1 Street will close at A1A, July 4 at 6 a.m., reopening on the morning of July 5

On July 4, from 6 – 11 p.m., the Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge and A1A, from Hillsboro Boulevard to SE 3 Street, and Ocean Way at NE 21 Avenue, will be closed to traffic

The Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge will remain in the locked down position from 7 – 11 p.m.for pedestrian traffic

Boca Raton

Fabulous Fourth

Wednesday, July 4, 6:30 to 9:20 p.m.

Spanish River Athletics Facilities

1000 Spanish River Blvd.

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Enjoy your July 4th festively with fireworks at Countess de Hoernle Park. Spend your night viewing a fireworks display and partaking in various fun, food, music and activities.

4th of July Jam

Wednesday, July 4 to 5

The Loft at Congress

530 NW 77 St.

Boca Raton, FL 33487

If you want to party this Fourth of July, The Loft at Congress is the place to be. There will be DJs, dancing, drinks and fun (but only if you’re over 18). Dress to impress and grab some friends to help you dance the day away for a fun-filled Fourth.

Pompano Beach

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza

Wednesday, July 4, 5 p.m.

Fishing Pier

222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

The Independence Day fun will begin with live music featuring Nostaljah, a Reggae band followed by L Tribe, an R&B band. At 9 p.m., sit back and relax as the colors light up the night sky with an array of fireworks that is sure to impress. The fireworks will be launched from a floating barge in the ocean near the end of the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome; however, personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol and pets are prohibited. In case of inclement weather, a rain date for the fireworks show is Thursday, July 5. For more information, call 954-786-4111 or visit www.pompanobeachfl.gov.

Worth The Drive:

Ft. Lauderdale area

4th of July Spectacular

Wednesday, July 4, noon to 9:30 p.m.

Ft. Lauderdale Beach A1A & Las Olas Boulevard

521 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

Family Zone will be held from noon to 5 p.m. with DJ, music, bounce houses, water slides, face painting, and beach games & contests. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Making Faces (Rock ‘n’ Roll) will be on stage, then the Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony will be at 5:45 p.m. and N2Nation (Motown) will go from 6:30 to 9 p.m. At 9 p.m. the fireworks show over Atlantic Ocean will be Simulcast with Music on 101.5 LITE FM. For event details, parking, and shuttle information visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/july4.

4th of July Parade

Wednesday July 4, 10 a.m.

El Mar Drive

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308

Join Lauderdale-By-the-Sea all day on the Fourth of July to celebrate our freedom and families. Parade will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For the parade, kids bring your treat bags & catch candy! There will be fire trucks, BSO vehicles, stilt walkers, Lady Liberty & Uncle Sam. Then Family Fun Day at El Prado Park (4500 El Mar Dr.) will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a giant water slide, DJ/music, clown, face painting, hot dogs, ice cream and lemonade. Then at 9 p.m., the fireworks will begin north of the park. For more information call LBTS Volunteer Fire Department at 954-640-4250.

Delray Beach

Delray Beach July 4th Celebration

Wednesday, July 4, starting at 8 a.m.

Atlantic Ave. & A1A

Delray Beach, FL 33483

The day starts with a Sand Castle Contest from 8 a.m. to noon located just east of the pavilion (if you want to sign up, do so on the beach before 8 a.m. with the HOW Foundation). At 5 p.m., there will be the Flag Raising Ceremony located at Gleason & Atlantic Ave. From 5:30 to 9 p.m., there is the main-stage entertainment. There will also be family activities from 5 to 9 p.m., including Putt’n Around Mini-Golf, craft activities & face painting & More! At 9 p.m., fireworks launch from a barge just east of the Marriott Hotel. For more information, call 561-278-0424 or e-mail simmelman@delraybeach.com.

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Posted on 28 June 2018 by LeslieM

Charlotte Burrie Community Center groundbreaking

Thursday, June 28, 10 a.m.

2669 N. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

The City of Pompano Beach invites you to the groundbreaking ceremony for the Charlotte Burrie Community Center. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony. For more information, call 954-612-1035.

Car Show

Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Enjoy a car show hosted by the Deerfield Beach Historical Society. For more information, call 954-429-0378.

Go on a trip with Deerfield Woman’s Club!

Head out with a bunch of great gals and guys too on an adventure in a motor coach! The first trip will be on July 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to Hutchinson Island. Includes a round trip motor coach, tour of the Elliot Museum and lunch at Kyle G’s on the beach and more. $70. The second trip will be a Tour through Miami on Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Includes round trip on the motor coach (including a tip to the driver and tour guide), a visit to the Holocaust Museum, Little Havana, Coconut Grove, South Beach and to Bayside Marketplace for lunch on your own. $47. RSVP and pay a.s.a.p. To sign up or for more questions, call Sally at 954-427-2175. If no answer, leave a message and she will call you back!

Boy George & Culture Club

Sunday, July 1, 6:30 p.m.

Pompano Beach Amphitheater Tickets

1801 NE 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The B-52s and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey will also be there. To purchase tickets, visit www.theamppompano.org.

Palm Aire Farmer’s Market

Tuesday, July 3, Noon to 7 p.m.

Herb Skolnick Community Center

800 SW 36 Ave.

Pompano Beach, FL 33069

This international food Farmer’s Market will include local artisans and growers. Multi-cultural cuisines will be represented including fruits, vegetables, BBQ, Indian, Greek, Venezuelan, soups, organics, street foods, local honeys & a whole lot more! For more information, call 954-786-4590.

Free Jazz concert!

Tuesday, July 3, 6 p.m.

DoubleTree at Hilton Hotel

100 Fairway Dr.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The Jazz Ambassadors, the United States Army Field Band is a 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969. Their repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary Jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland and patriotic selections. Organized by the Deerfield Beach Historical Society. Donations accepted. For information, e-mail judiofdfb@gmail.com or Emily Lilly at elilly707@aol.com, or call 954-429-0378. See more, Pg. 16.

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CLERGY CORNER: The Quest for Peace

Posted on 28 June 2018 by LeslieM

The recent high profile deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have put a renewed spotlight on depression and its connection to mental illness. In the wake of their suicides, it was revealed that both of them were battling depression compounded by an inability to overcome it. It is reported that major depression is a mental illness that affects more than 16 million adults every year. More concerning in is the fact that half of those affected never seek treatment for depression. We should encourage those who seem unable to emerge from the gloom and sadness that threatens all of us to seek a professional counselor for the help that they need. Modern medicines have been developed to adequately address the brain’s malfunctions and help people to enjoy a normal life.

Mental illness is only one side of the issue of depression. However, far too many people are succumbing to depression due to an inability to properly manage their emotions when life becomes overwhelming. It’s not that they are mentally deficient, but that they’ve bought into the idea that money, fame, possessions or achievement will give them satisfaction. The pressure to have more, to accomplish unrealistic expectations or to simply keep up with the proverbial “Joneses” is a never ending treadmill. Worry, anxiety and frustration will push one over the edge if not tempered by a realistic perspective and proper priorities. When what we can have or accomplish becomes our sole purpose for existence. We set ourselves up for discouragement when they fail to satisfy. Someone once remarked that Alexander the Great died in discouragement, having no more kingdoms to conquer.

We have a natural inclination toward a peaceful, balanced existence free from conflict and disorder. Maturity means that we are able to enjoy the good in life, survive and learn from the bad, and to realize that adversity and pain are as likely as joy and comfort. A good mental disposition helps us to navigate the varying landscapes of our progress through life. The peace that seems elusive is possible with the proper attitude and perspective. Isaiah 26:3 offers the Biblical approach to attaining true peace. “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

First, note that God is the primary agent in the verse. Three times, He is referenced as the object around which the action is centered. He both supplies and maintains peace for those who set their minds on Him and trust Him. Next, man is the primary beneficiary. He is the one upon whom God graciously bestows the gift of peace. God makes available what man cannot attain on his own: true peace, perfect peace or peace-peace, as written in the original Hebrew text. The apostle Paul characterizes it “as a peace that passes all understanding” (Philippians 4:7).

Then, the verse reveals that peace is the primary benefit. Among the many things we seek and desire, peace is paramount. We learn very quickly in life how weak and vulnerable we are. We lack complete control of our existence and are subject to circumstances beyond our control. Peace with God is necessary to finding peace with others and with ourselves. Thankfully, God gives us peace when we subject our thoughts, minds and lives to Him. Finally, trust is the primary condition that makes peace possible. The ability to believe, to have faith in and to rely upon God is required to access His gift of peace. When we give up control of our lives and turn to Him in humble faith, we have the assurance of divine assistance. God, not ourselves, must be placed at the center of our universe. Only then will we avoid the chaos, frustration and depression that follow a narcissistic and selfish existence. In this world of uncertainty and turmoil, look to God and embrace His perfect peace.

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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Deerfield Beach Little League teams in full playoff mode

Posted on 21 June 2018 by LeslieM

By Gary Curreri

Melcher Feliciano Jr. said the key to winning games in the District 10 Little League baseball playoffs is how you fare on the mound.

You have to have five to seven pitchers,” said Feliciano Jr., who is the manager of the Deerfield Beach Little League Senior All-Star team. “Most of the guys can play all of the positions, but it’s very tough if you don’t have a lot of pitchers and catchers. It comes down to pitching.”

Deerfield Beach opened the Senior Division playoffs with an 8-1 setback against host North Springs Little League at North Community Park in Coral Springs. Shane Garner scored the lone run off a base hit from Anthony Davilla. North Springs won the United States National Championship last year in the Senior Division.

Feliciano Jr., who coached the Deerfield Beach Little League 50/70 team last year, said there is an adjustment between coaching the younger players and the Senior Division squad.

The Deerfield Beach Little League program features a little more than a dozen teams and just two teams in the Senior Division. In addition to playing each other, they also played against other area programs.

Obviously we are trying to get a win in every game we play,” Feliciano Jr. said. There are five teams from the local league playing in the All-Star competition in the various divisions. “We spend a lot of time at practice working on communication and other things. Sometimes it’s very difficult because the kids can’t make the practice or something comes up at the last minute. We ended our season just one week before the All-Stars and that is a lot to go through in a week.”

Feliciano Jr. said they selected the best players from the two Senior Division teams in the Deerfield Beach Little League.

The best ones make the cut,” Feliciano Jr. said. “We are trying to win the whole series and go to sectionals and make it to states.”

Feliciano Jr. said the speed of the game is a little quicker with the 50/70s because the bases are closer and the mound is closer.

The ball comes faster to you in the field and the pitches are faster and you have to adjust to that,” Feliciano Jr. said. “With the Senior Division, the ball is pitched faster than the 50/70s, so I will throw mostly fastballs when I pitch batting practice. I will also hit the ball harder to the infield. We will also go (practice) four times a week.”

He said he would push the 50/70s as well.

Sometimes I try and push them a little harder,” Feliciano Jr. said. “You can’t baby them. They get that feeling when they get to the next level, I don’t want them to crash and say, ‘I can’t do this anymore because it is too hard or too fast for me.’ I try and do the same thing with the seniors, the same method, and make it competitive.”

When Feliciano Jr. and his squad walked in the gate at North Community Park, they passed the national championship banner from 2017. He said it was not intimidating.

This is a challenge for us,” Feliciano Jr. said. “I liked the kids’ attitude, work ethic and how they treat their teammates. They show good sportsmanship. There is nothing negative, and everything is positive.”

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FLICKS: American Animals opens & Three Billboards now on DVD

Posted on 21 June 2018 by LeslieM

By “Cinema” Dave


Creating a buzz at international film festivals, American Animals opens this weekend in neighborhood theaters. This independent film is reminiscent of “True Crime” television shows from the 1990s that were hosted by the late Robert Stack and William Shatner. Based on a true story, the film is part documentary and part fictional recreation about a theft from a special collections library.

Set in Lexington, Kentucky, this film opens with a quote from Charles Darwin. The opening credits are presented over John Audubon paintings and we see four teenagers playing dress-up as old men enter a special collections library on the Transylvania University campus. The film flashes forward to four older men — Warren Lipka, Spencer Reinhard, Chas Allen and Erik Borsuk, being interviewed about their criminal caper.

The preparation, the heist and the aftermath of the crime is reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino’s dialogue scenes from films like Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. We witness childhood friends Spencer (Barry Keoghan) and Warren (Evan Peters) rebel against their suburban environment, which feels like the Monkees song “Pleasant Valley Sunday.”

Due to a lack of security at the library, Warren and Spencer hatch a plan to steal the Audubon paintings and sell them to an international arts dealer. As their pipe dream becomes reality, Warren and Spencer recruit Chas (Blake Jenner) and Eric (Jared Abrahamson) to act as extra muscle.

For the most part, the humor of American Animals is watching four highly-educated teenagers perform actions with the same IQ as Jackass participants. When the actual crime is committed, the humor dissipates and the violence becomes painfully real. Does crime pay? Will there be redemption? American Animals has the answer at your local theater this weekend.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbling, Missouri is available for free at your local library on DVD. The winner for Best Screenplay Award at the Oscars, this film has become influential. After the [Grenfell Tower] fire in London and the shooting in Parkland, independent advocates created political (albeit electronic) billboards in protest.

Despite the impact of Oscar wins, Three Billboards Outside Ebbling, Missouri was only a modest success, despite an aggressive marketing campaign from the studios. The trailer presented a justified angry woman taking on a community run by stupid police officers, which probably alienated potential male tickets buyers. Perhaps if it was marketed against Hollywood’s political whims of the time, this good film would have enjoyed a stronger box office.

Unlike the simplicity of the trailers, Three Billboards is a nuanced drama that balances tragedy with comedy.

The three billboards are the catalyst that ignites the showdown between Mildred (Frances McDormand – Best Actress winner) and her conflict between the Sheriff (Woody Harrelson) and his Deputy (Sam Rockwell — Best Supporting Actor winner). With surprising character motivation, the story is unpredictable and filled with pain and redemption.


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Posted on 21 June 2018 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

June 3: A woman reported that the father of her child illegally entered her home at 326 SW 32 Ave.

June 5: A woman reported that a man entered her car at 4809 N. Dixie Hwy., pushed her out of the car and drove away.

June 5: A man reported that $2,500 was missing from his shirt pocket in his bedroom closet at 1402 SW 1 Way.

June 5: It was reported that someone broke into a shed at Parkway United Methodist Church at 100 NE 44 St. and stole power hand tools.

June 6: A woman was arrested and charged with stealing $296 from Marshalls at 3852 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Lighthouse Point

May 23: Someone smashed the front window of a vehicle while it was parked at 3116 N. Federal Hwy. The damage was $1,000.

June 1: A car came back as a stolen vehicle, and when police stopped it at 3750 NE 26 Ave., it was discovered the tag was stolen and the subject claimed the car was recently purchased and he did not know the tag was stolen.

June 1: A male subject stole items from the store at 3780 N. Federal Hwy. and fled without paying for them.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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Posted on 21 June 2018 by LeslieM

Membership Breakfast

Thursday, June 21, 7:45 to 9 a.m.

The Pompano Beach Woman’s Club

314 NE 2 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Event is hosted by the Pompano Beach Chamber. Cost is $10 with RSVP, $15 at the door and $35 for non-members. To RSVP, visit www.pompanobeachchamber.com. For more information, call 954-941-2940.

Night At The Museum

Thursday, June 21, 6 to 9 p.m.

Sample-McDougald House

450 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Hosted by the South Florida Club – National Federation of Business and Professional Women. The event is open to the public. For men & women both! Admission is $15 which includes light appetizers, beer and wine. Everyone Must R.S.V.P. and pay in advance. Call Susan 954-290-1104 or Lee 754-307-5446.

Brazilian Folks Festival

Saturday, June 23, noon to 10 p.m.

Sunday, June 24, noon to 8 p.m.

Pompano Community Park

NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

A 2-day art-based community event goes on rain or shine. If the weather forecast calls for rain, please bring rain gear and umbrellas. The festival will have live music, Sambala Samba School parade and community folk dances. Local music talents will be performing and there will be a lot of fun activities for kids. Free admission! Vendor booths, marketing sponsorship, and volunteer opportunities available. For more information, visit www.minorityhelp.org.

Father Daughter Brunch

Saturday, June 23, 1 to 3 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting this year’s Father Daughter Brunch. Fathers and daughters of all ages are invited to come out and enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and memorable moments! Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for ages 17 & under. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 954-480-4481.

Comedian Bob Saget performs

Saturday, June 23, 8 p.m.

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

5550 NW 40 St.

Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Grammy-nominated standup comedian, Bob Saget will grace the Pavilion stage at Seminole Casino. Saget is most popularly known for his roles on the Full House and Americas Funniest Home Videos television shows. This show is intended for mature audiences only. Tickets priced at $30/$50/$200 per person are on sale now via Ticketmaster, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-653-8000. The Pavilion box office will also open at 1 p.m. on the day of the show for on-site ticket purchases and will call pick-up.

Tuesday Night Beach Dance

Tuesday, June 26, 7 to 9 p.m.

Main Beach Parking Lot

149 SE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Johnny Vincent will be playing for your entertainment just south of Hillsboro Boulevard at the ocean. Wear your dancing shoes and bring your beach chair for a fun evening under the stars.

ABC Safe Boating Course

Begins Tuesday, June 26, starting at 7 p.m.

Pompano Beach Power Squadron

3701 NE 18 Terr.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

See more info., pg. 16, or call 754-444-1470. www.PompanoSafeBoating.com.

Non-Partisan Judicial Forum

Thursday, June 28, 6 to 10 p.m.

Century Village Activity Center

3501 West Dr.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Will be held in rooms A, B & C. Learn more about the judicial candidates. Moderator will be the Honorable Howard Finkelstein. From 6 to 7 p.m., there will be a meet and greet. From 7 to 10 p.m., questions from the floor will be accepted. Food will be served for all. This is a public service invitation, no affiliation with any political party. Bring friends. For more information, call Kathy at 561-312-8804.

Save the Date:

Boy George with The Culture Club

Sunday, July 1, 6:30 p.m.

Pompano Beach Amphitheater

1801 NE 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

80s music lovers rejoice! Boy George & the Culture Club, known for songs like “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” and “Karma Chameleon” will perform with the always high energy B-52s, who is known for hits like “Loveshack” and “Rock Lobster.” Also the Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey will be there too! To purchase tickets, visit www.theamppompano.org.

Learn about Florida Rx Card

Tuesday, July 10, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Center for Active Aging

227 NW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Having difficulty affording prescription medication? Florida Rx Card educates families on how the program can be of help with Medicare, Medicaid, prior authorizations/Step Therapy, cosmetic & non-medically necessary drugs, OTCs (Over the Counter) and pet medications. For more information, call 954-480-4446.

Chair Yoga classes

The Center for Active Aging

227 NW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Seeking to transform your health and decrease stress? Join one of Chair Yoga classes.

They have Sit N’ Fit Chair Yoga on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. They also have Chair Yoga for Young at Heart Seniors on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. For information, please contact the Health Support Office at 954-480-4446.

Go on a trip with Deerfield Woman’s Club!

Head out with a bunch of great gals, and guys too, on an adventure in a motor coach! The first trip will be on July 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to Hutchinson Island. Includes a round trip motor coach, tour of the Elliot Museum and lunch at Kyle G’s on the beach and more. $70. The second trip will be a tour through Miami on Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Includes round trip on the motor coach (including a tip to the driver and tour guide), a visit to the Holocaust Museum, Little Havana, Coconut Grove, South Beach and to Bayside Marketplace for lunch on your own. $47. RSVP and pay a.s.a.p. To sign up or for more questions, call Sally at 954-427-2175. If no answer, leave a message and she will call you back!

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