| March, 2019

Weber successfully defends club title

Posted on 28 March 2019 by LeslieM

By Gary Curreri

Defending champion Marianne Weber braved not only the competition but also the elements in winning the Pompano Beach Women’s Golf Association’s Club Championship recently.

Weber shot a three-day total of 257 to win the Pompano Beach Women’s Golf Association’s Club Championship by four shots over rival Mimi Denoma. It marked the second straight title for Weber in winning over Denoma, who won the club title in 2017.

“We had three days of horrible weather,” said tournament chair Jan Ruck. “Tuesday was 25-30 mph winds, Thursday was rain on last 6 holes, with hail and thunder on the last hole, and, on Friday, it was 60 degrees cold to us. It was tough conditions.”

Janet Stuart shot a 281 to take the second Flight Low Net title, while Deb Ladig was runner-up with a 289.

Pompano Beach golf results

The Pompano Beach Men’s Golf Association held an Individual Class Play (low net in classes) tournament on Feb. 27 at the Pines Course. In Class A, Terry Denoma carded a 64 to take first place, while Roy Wilhoite shot a 67 and won the tiebreaker to finish second. Chuck Brown also shot 67 and won the match of cards to take third. Andy Burt shot 67 to finish fourth, while Bill O’Brien and Jim Greeley each shot 69, however, O‘Brien won the tiebreaker.   

Jim Dunn carded a 65 and won a match of cards over Patrick McClain (second) and Mike Marruquin (third). Jim DeCicco shot a 68 and won a match of cards with Bill McCormick for fourth place, and Pete Strychowskyj shot a 70 to finish in sixth.

In the Class C Division, Bob Mascatello shot a 63 and won the match of cards over Mike Grimaldi. Don Worrell was third with a 66, while Harlen Tyler shot 67 and won the tiebreaker over Dave Danielian. Jim Blake placed sixth with a 71.

In Class D, Jim King shot a 69 and won on a match of cards over Dick Steffen. Dave Dowling was alone in third with a 71. Three golfers each shot 72s and a match of cards determined Bill Bradford (fourth), Don Halliday (fifth), Tim O’Brien (sixth) followed.

Jim Blake won the closest to the pin contest on hole No. 7 when his ball came to rest 4-ft., 7-in. from the hole. A field of 62 golfers took part in the event.

The Pompano Beach Men’s Golf Association held an Individual Class Play (low net in classes) tournament on Feb. 20 at the Pines Course.

Bob VanZandt shot 63 to take top honors in the Class A Division. Finishing in second was Bill O’Brien with a 65. Bill Delaney was third with a 67, while Jim Greeley placed fourth after carding a 68. Roe Messner and Andy Burt each shot 69; however, Messner got the nod for fifth winning the match of cards.

In the Class B Division, Patrick McClain won with a 63, while Joe Patchen (64), Bill McCormick (65), Jim Dunn (67), Oscar Aleman (68) and Bo Lankenau (70) were close behind.

Class C was won by Paul Berning who carded a 66. Jim Blake was second with a 69, while Bob Mascatello was third with a 70. Lee Hammer shot a 71 and won the tiebreaker over Mike Grimaldi. Scott Feinman finished in sixth place with a 72.

Dave Dowling shot a 66 to take first in the Class D Division, while Tom Harrington shot a 69 and won the tiebreaker over Dave Hall, who finished in third place. Brian Nixon shot a 70 and won a tiebreaker over Jim King. Henry Lesburt carded a net score of 72 to finish in sixth place.

Besting the other 71 players in the event in the closest to the pin (hole No. 3) was Bert Welage, whose tee shot nestled 10-ft. from the up.

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FLICKS: Hotel Mumbai is a reminder about the cost of freedom

Posted on 28 March 2019 by LeslieM

By “Cinema” Dave

http://cinemadave.livejournal.com

Earlier this year when Glass opened, this columnist was disappointed with the low key fate of the Bruce Willis character, given the imagery this movie star cultivated with his Die Hard movies. Especially with the first Die Hard movie, it was entertaining to watch one guy best a group of terrorists holding people hostage.

Hotel Mumbai opens this weekend and is based on four days of terrorist attacks in India shortly after Barrack Obama was elected president.  Unlike the fantasy heroics of Die Hard, Hotel Mumbai captures the historical fear of people under captivity.

The film opens with a dozen terrorists from Pakistan rowing a rubber raft to the financial center of India, the city of Mumbai. Inside the Hotel Mumbai, we are introduced to the staff who believes that customer service means treating the guests as gods.

The godly guests are an international assortment of characters. Armie Hammer portrays an American who married into Indian royalty and is the father of a baby boy. Jason Isaacs portrays a Russian who delights in prostitutes and fine alcohol. In contrast, Dev Patel portrays a father who desperately needs to work at the Hotel Mumbai on this fateful day.

The action is swift, sudden and unexpected. It is an organized and coordinated attack, but with random targets. Given that the Special Forces unit is eight hours away, the Hotel Mumbai is a soft target. The suspense and terror feel real for the victims in hiding, who overheard the cold blooded directions of some mastermind seeking the most public executions possible.

Director Anthony Maras makes strong use of silence and noise. He also tampers with the nerves of viewers who suffer from either acrophobia or claustrophobia.  While Hammer, Isaacs and Patel are the most recognizable actors, Hotel Mumbai is an ensemble masterpiece.

Hotel Mumbai is a tough, but important motion picture to watch for historical reasons. For those who forget the lessons of history, one is condemned to repeat them. It was only four years later that American ambassadors were murdered in Benghazi, Libya, which was documented in the underrated movie, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Both movies remind us that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 28 March 2019 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

March 12: Two men broke into the Metro PCS store at 845 S. Federal Hwy. They broke the glass on the front door. The men stole a safe with nothing of value inside.

March 12: It was reported that a Toyota Corolla was stolen from 1231 SW 11 Ave.

March 12: A man was observed stealing three Dewalt impact kits valued at $399 each from Home Depot.

March 12: A man reported that someone opened his credit card and placed $8,285 in chargers on it at 4100 Crystal Lake Dr.

March 13: A woman was arrested and charged with shoplifting at Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. She stole $147.87 worth of merchandise.

Lighthouse Point

March 7: Police responded to a call of a possible social media scam at 3910 NE 30 Ave. Police said there was no loss of money or property and there was no victim information taken.

March 9: The victim told police that a backpack and car keys were lost while at the business at 3550 NE 27 Ave. The property was later found and returned to the victim. 

March 12: Police responded to an audible hold-up alarm at a residence in the 3800 block of NE 26 Ave. The homeowner was inside upstairs and had advised that she heard a noise in the kitchen while she was upstairs. Police responded and everything was secure.

(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

Posted on 28 March 2019 by LeslieM

Crazy for You

Through April 14

The Wick Theatre

7901 N. Federal Hwy.

Boca Raton, FL 33487

A musical feast showcasing more than 20 Gershwin songs and recreating the golden era of the 1930s follies-style lavish production numbers. $75-$85. Visit www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333.

Worth the Drive:

Palm Beach Boat Show

Thursday, March 28 to Sunday, March 31

101 S. Flagler Dr.

West Palm Beach, FL, 33410

The 34th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show is one of the top five boat shows in the country. The show will feature more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts, and accessories, as well as youth fishing clinics and sportfishing seminars. Make sure to check out the Winward VIP Experience. See website for hours and schedule: www.pbboatshow.com/en/home.html.

Watercolor classes 

Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to noon

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6 Ave.

Pompano Beach, 33060

 Every Saturday through April. $25 per class. Please call 954-920-4574 for information.

Jeans, Jackets & Jewels

Saturday March 30, 7 p.m. (6 p.m. reception)

Sample-McDougald House

450 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

It is time for a Roast! Join in for a fun evening of good-natured jabs at this year’s guest of honor, Pompano Beach’s “cowboy” city manager, Greg Harrison, a native of Oklahoma. Rain or shine – the event is tented. Wear your favorite upscale western attire and enjoy a gourmet BBQ feast, musical entertainment and live auction items. For more information, visit www.samplemcdougald.org.

Florida Wing Battle

Saturday, March 30, 6 to 10 p.m.

Sanborn Square Park

72 N. Federal Hwy.

Boca Raton, FL 33432

Wing lovers will delight in this new event, put on by the same people who brought you the Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival, the Boca Burger Battle and more. Imagine if you will… strolling through the park and smelling the sweet aroma of barbecued chicken wings, which you get to sample! Judges will make their selections and guests can pick their favorite too. There will be 20 grill master chefs and also a dessert competition with 20 pastry chefs. Can you say yum? In addition, there will be beer, wine, spirits and live entertainment. This is a 21 + event. No pets! Event is rain or shine. So, no refunds, Battle fans… You can purchase tickets at www.floridawingbattle.com or call 561-338-7594.

Duo Beaux Arts

Saturday, March 30, 4 p.m.

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

1111 E. Sample Rd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Concert starring Catherine Lan and Tao Lin playing piano selections from Debussy, Chopin, Shubert and more. Suggested $10 donation at the door.  A reception to meet the artists follows the concert. For additional information, call the church office at 954-942-5887.

About Boating Safely (ABS) Course

Saturday, March 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dixon Ahl Community Hall

2200 NE 38 St.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

See ad on page 8 for all the details!

Bean and Pepper Jamboree

Sunday, March 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sample-McDougald House

450 NE 10 St

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

A day of fun for the entire family! Live entertainment, produce vendors, arts & crafts, petting zoo, pony rides, games, activities and displays.

Pat Anderson’s Art Students Show & Sale

Benefits Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society

Opens Monday, April 1, 4 to 7p.m.

Herb Skolnick Civic Center Auditorium and Studio Room

800 SW 36 Ave. (Palm-Aire)

Pompano Beach, 33069

HLPS Volunteers Linda Peck and Anne Garrick will handle the purchases of over 100 student originals and Pat’s private collection — on sale for the first time. Meet the students and Pat. (You can also join Pat Anderson’s Plein Air Painters in the Parks classes, which are $25 and include basic art supplies and easels, watercolors, acrylics and oils. For more info www.patandersonartist.com/classes. You can register now at Emma Lou Olson Civic Center — 954-786-4111).

DB Commission Meeting

Tuesday, April 2, 7 p.m.

City Hall Complex

150 NE 2 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL, 33441

See www.deerfield-beach.comfor more details on all meetings.

AAUW Membership Meeting

Tuesday, April 2, 12:30 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Monthly membership meeting and educational presentation. Also Vanessa Teizman, physical therapist with Holy Cross Hospital, will discuss pain relief with a focus on female issues. New members welcome. No charge. RSVP: 954-570-5423 or e-mail:pompanoscholar@yahoo.com.

Save the Date:

Boca Bacchanal

April 4 through April 6

Calling all food and drink lovers! Boca Bacchanal has been the major fundraiser for the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. This year features several events, including Bubbles and Burgers, Vintner Dinners, Grand Tasting and a VIP Party. For more information, visit www.bocabacchanal.com.

Beach Cleanup

Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. to noon

Chickee Hut

71 SE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Volunteers are invited to join the city in a beach cleanup. Parking passes will be available to the first 30 volunteers for the duration of the event. Volunteer hours are available for this event.

Spring Fest

Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spanish River Park

3001 N. State Road A-1-A

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Help celebrate the start of the spring season with the first annual Spring Fest! Free activities will include egg hunts, face paintings, glitter tattoos, lawn games, arts & crafts and a petting zoo!

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CLERGY CORNER: Watch your mouth!

Posted on 28 March 2019 by LeslieM

President Calvin Coolidge was known to be a man of very few words. He was nicknamed “Silent Cal” because of this propensity. His wife, Grace, once related the story of a young woman who happened to be seated next to her husband at a dinner party. The young woman told the president that she had made a bet with a friend that she could get at least three words of conversation from him. President Coolidge quietly responded, “You lose.” He had learned and mastered the art of carefully selecting words that kept his responses brief and to the point. It is a skill that we would do well to develop for use in our conversations and communications with each other. Mature people have learned not to utter everything that comes to their minds, especially in heated and emotional conversations. They have realized that there is a responsibility that comes with speech and thereby they choose their words carefully.

In a world where passions are easily inflamed by the words that we use, James 3:5 reminds us just how dangerous loose lips and an unrestrained tongue can be. It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that (MSG).

In recent months, we’ve seen images of the awesome devastation caused by fires in California. Thousands of acres burned up, numerous homes and neighborhoods devastated, and the heartbreak of families that have lost everything. It is reported that the 2018 wildfire season was the deadliest and has caused the greatest destruction on record in California. When you consider that a tiny spark can produce a raging inferno in nature you can begin to understand the destructive power of the tongue.

How many friendships have been ruined, lives irreparably damaged, marriages broken, fights erupted and wars declared because of the negative potential of the tongue? It may be small in comparison to other parts of the human body, but the tongue can be lethal. It is our chief means of communication and expression and is the first skill that we master after birth. Consider that, even before forming words and coherent speech, babies announce their presence, demand attention and have their needs tended to by crying out loudly, and making noises with their mouths. Mastery of speech and language enables us to communicate clearly as we grow. Consequently, we’re conditioned in our relationships to respond to what people say in our conversations. Maturity is revealed in using the right words at the appropriate times.

But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison (James 3:8 NKJV). Ouch! With a direct and blunt comment James further reminds us of the attention we need to pay to our words. Thoughtless or emotionally charged speech can get out of control very quickly and change the mood of a conversation. Some people pride themselves on speaking their minds and have no qualms about making their points in a direct manner, but caution is required to avoid escalating the dialogue into an argument.

Washington Irving, who wrote Rip Van Winkle, once said, “A sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.” James suggests putting a bridle on our tongues (James 1:26)to keep our words and conversations in check. In other words, exercise some restraint when you speak.

William Norris, an American journalist, once wrote great advice for tongue control: “If your lips would keep from slips, five things observe with care: To whom you speak; of whom you speak; and how, and when, and where.”

Perhaps if we simply listened to what our parents, teachers and elders told us growing up, we would have better control over our unruly tongues — “Think before you speak, choose your words carefully, and watch your mouth!”

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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Pompano boys win county volleyball title

Posted on 20 March 2019 by LeslieM

By Gary Curreri

Photo by Gary Curreri

The Pompano Beach boys volleyball team won the school’s first county middle school championship in the sport with a 22-24, 21-13, 21-12 victory over Silver Lakes at Pompano Beach High School.

In the first set, the teams traded leads before eighth-graders Christensen Paul and Nikolai Jones slammed home kills for Silver Lakes to pull out the win.

Pompano Beach broke a 2-2 deadlock in the second set to go up 9-2 behind the serving of eighth-grader Logan Keothavy. They held that margin for most of the set and closed it out with two service points by eighth-grader Samson Lormeus.

In the final set, Pompano Beach seized an 11-8 margin after several early lead changes before pulling away from Silver Lakes as eighth-grader Nolan Debrocq had five straight service points and after a couple of side outs, and the score 18-10, the Bengals outscored Silver Lakes 5-2 for their first county championship in the sport.

Tournament MVP and Pompano Beach Middle School eighth-grader Logan Keothavy played an instrumental role during the season and in the playoffs. He’s played the sport since he began middle school athletics.

“I like playing and the team,” said Keothavy, 13, of Lighthouse Point. “I like passing, and hitting, and it feels pretty good to win the championship. I felt everyone in the crowd cheering for us – our parents, our families, everyone.”

When Pompano Beach dropped the first set of the championship game, Keothavy rallied the troops.

“We lost the first set and we didn’t think we should have lost that,” he said. “We weren’t moving our feet and playing like we usually do. Winning this is pretty big. We are 12-0 and that is better than any team.”

He said he wasn’t sure when the season began if they would hoist the championship trophy.

“It wasn’t until the fifth or sixth game of the season when I thought we had a chance to finish undefeated and win the county championship,” Keothavy said. “We were winning all of the time and it was fun.”

Pompano Beach Middle School coach Michael Miller was in his second year as volleyball coach at the school. Last season, he coached the girls team and this year the boys. Both teams lost in the quarterfinals of last year’s playoffs.

“It was a team of seven boys where no one was above the other and they all worked well as a team,” said Miller, who also teaches science at the school. “They listened to their coaches and captains and we all worked as a unit. No one was elitist and no one was above anyone else. It was a beautiful thing really.”

Miller said after losing the first set, they just talked about what they did wrong and what they could do to fix it.

“And we motivated each other,” Miller said. “We just needed to play stronger. We didn’t lose a single match during the entire season, not a single game. They played well as a unit.”

They lost two games (sets) in the playoffs. The other was in the quarterfinals in Coral Springs.

“It’s big,” Miller said. “The kids can see that you can be successful and work as a team. It is good life skills and it is beneficial to everybody, including the school. I couldn’t be prouder of these guys. They are very humble. They are all good students. They work well together. It’s a good thing.”

In addition to Keothavy, Miller also said the play of his captains, eighth-grader Zack Ruge and seventh-grader Garrett Weadock, were instrumental to the team’s success.

“Finishing undefeated is pretty special,” Miller said.

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FLICKS: Captain Marvel

Posted on 20 March 2019 by LeslieM

By “Cinema” Dave

http://cinemadave.livejournal.com

Captain Marvel has become the biggest grossing film of 2019 thus far, topping How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and Glass.  This is the penultimate episode leading into the April 26 release of Avengers: Endgame, the climax of 11 years of Marvel movies.

Though an original story, Captain Marvel is filled with many Marvel Easter eggs, motifs and details that will reward the patrons of the late Stan Lee. In fact, the film opens with a  beautiful tribute to Stan “the Man” Lee, who created so many of the Marvel Comic superheroes who have struck box office gold.

The film opens when Vers (Brie Larson) and Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) are on a mission to infiltrate the Skulls.  Leading up to this mission, Vers has flashbacks involving American fighter jets and an older woman (Annette Bening).  When the mission goes haywire, Vers crash lands on planet Earth, circa 1990s.

After a confusing and convoluted opening, Captain Marvel settles into familiar territory, in which Vers meets S.H.I.E.L.D. Representative Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Agent Coulson (Gregg Clark).  Vers learns that she is actually Carol Danvers, an Air Force aviator who is best friends with Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) and the old woman in her dreams is actually her commanding officer, Doctor Wendy Lawson.  

Once the characters are established, Captain Marvel moves at a pretty brisk pace.  Unlike the serious nature of the recent Avengers and Captain America movies, the emphasis is on fun, much like the recent Thor, Ant-Man and Doctor Strange movies.  Like these previously mentioned  Marvel movies, this film succeeds as a standalone movie.

Being a comic book movie, it is filled with many visual big screen treats — the bigger the screen, the better [Head to IMAX in Ft. Lauderdale to see it on the six-storey screen] — that feature computerized special effects and practical stunt work. Yet, it is the character interaction that makes these movies special. While Danvers has a nice reunion with Rambeau and her daughter, it is the relationship between Nick Fury and Goose the Ferkel (who looks like a nice cat) that many ticket purchasers are talking about.

Being the 21st film of the Marvel Comic Universe, Captain Marvel is the final piece of the puzzle that will culminate with Avengers: Endgame opening April 29. This is a unique time for the movies, for this summer may be the swan song of the big screen motion picture experience. 

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 20 March 2019 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

March 5: A man reported that his Honda Accord was stolen from 400 SW 2 St.

March 5: A woman reported that someone stole her wallet from her purse while she shopped at Dollar Tree at 4008 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

March 9: A woman reported her bicycle stolen from 1991 SE 10 St.

March 9: A man reported that the decal on his Florida license plate was stolen from 1180 SE 3 St.

March 10: A man reported his motorcycle stolen from 1100 Crystal Lake Dr.

March 11: It was reported that a trailer was stolen from 1919 NW 40 Ct.

Lighthouse Point

March 7: Police responded to a verbal argument at a daycare center at 3850 N. Federal Hwy. According to reports, the daughter was moved to a different classroom and the mother was not aware of it. When she arrived, she was concerned that her daughter was missing before daycare workers brought her to her. The mother then threatened to burn the center down despite attempts to calm her. She was given a trespass warning but refused to sign it. 

March 7: Police responded to an alarm call at 2320 NE 47 St. The perimeter was found secure and the reason for activation was unclear. 

March 7: Police responded to a call of a loose dog at 2100 NE 49 St. The witness said the dog was wearing a blue collar and headed towards Federal Highway. The dog was not located.

(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

Posted on 20 March 2019 by LeslieM

Fish Fry

Sunday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

St. Nicholas Church

1111 E. Sample Rd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Featuring your choice of Tilapia or Swai with either fries or rice, and a soda for the low price of $10. To-go orders available. The public is invited. For further details contact the church office, 954-942-5887.

Crazy for You

Through April 14

The Wick Theatre

7901 N. Federal Hwy.

Boca Raton, FL 33487

A musical feast showcasing more than 20 Gershwin songs and recreating the golden era of the 1930s follies-style lavish production numbers. $75-$85. Visit www.the wick.org or call 561-995-2333 for details.

Art – Watercolor classes 

Saturdays through April, 10 a.m. to noon

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6 Ave.

Pompano Beach, 33060

 $25 per class. Please call 954-920-4574 for information.

Big Bounce America 2019

Friday, March 22 to March 25, starting at 7 a.m.

Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park

11200 Park Access Rd.

Boca Raton, FL 33498

Check out this huge inflatable theme park featuring The World’s Biggest Bounce House, America’s biggest inflatable obstacle course, slides, ball pits, a 60 ft. tall maze and more! Tickets: http://bit.ly/2WXnyIH . For more info., visit http://bit.ly/2WTHlsh .

DBICA meeting

Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m.

Community Presbyterian Church/ Educational Center

1920 SE 5 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Guest Speaker: New commissioner for District 1, Michael Hudak. Visit www.dbica.com for more information.

Florida Renaissance Festival

Last weekend

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Featuring Renaissance-theme performances, artisans and activities. This week’s theme: Magic, Witches and Wizards: March 23 & March 24. Call 954-776-1642 for more information.

Highwaymen Art Show & Sale

Friday, March 22, 7 to 9 p.m.

Sunday, March 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pompano Beach

Woman’s Club

314 NE 2 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Seven of the famed Highwaymen painters will gather for an exhibition and sale of their vibrant landscapes of an unspoiled Florida. For information or to purchase tickets, visit www.pompanohistory.com or call 954-782-3015.

Dive in Movie — Shark Tale

Friday, March 22, 8 p.m.

Houston Sworn Pool

901 NW 10 St.

Pompano Beach, 33060

Free event. Cool off with a dip in the pool while you enjoy a featured flick. Snacks and refreshments available. For more information, call 954-786-4116 or visit www.pompanobeachfl.gov.

Woman’s Club celebrates 100th anniversary

Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m.

Royal Fiesta

1680 SE 3 Ct.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Celebrate these wonderful women who are always volunteering to help at events. This is a milestone! $40. Reservations: 954-421-4700.

Cove Community Crime Watch

Tuesday, March 26

6:30 p.m.

Royal Fiesta

1680 SE 3 Ct.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Cove residents, find out what is happening in The Cove. Find out about new vehicle identification program. Discuss other ways to reduce speed on the streets and about keeping your home safe. Learn about a fire extinguisher recall. Plenty of info! Now is the time to get your questions answered by Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Monthly Coffee & Healthy Conversations

Wednesday, March 27, 9 a.m.

Broward Health North

201 E. Sample Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

The event will feature a lecture by Charles Toman, MD, orthopedic surgeon, on how to alleviate joint pain from osteoarthritis. In addition, they will be offering free preventive health screenings including glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure checks, posture tests, stroke risk assessments and more. Stop by for a cup of coffee and a health check up! Continental breakfast provided. You can RSVP by calling 954-759-7400 & select option 5.

Worth the Drive:

Palm Beach Boat Show

Thursday, March 28 to Sunday, March 31

101 S. Flagler Dr.

West Palm Beach, FL, 33410

The 34th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show is one of the top five boat shows in the country. The show will feature more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts, and accessories, as well as youth fishing clinics and sportfishing seminars. Make sure to check out the Winward VIP Experience. See website for hours and schedule: www.pbboatshow.com/en/home.html.

Jeans, Jackets & Jewels

Saturday March 30, 7 p.m. (6 p.m. reception)

Sample-McDougald House

450 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

It is time for a Roast! Join in for a fun evening of good-natured jabs at this year’s guest of honor, Pompano Beach’s “cowboy” city manager of Pompano Beach, Greg Harrison, a native of Oklahoma. Rain or shine – the event is tented. Wear your favorite upscale western attire and enjoy a gourmet BBQ feast, musical entertainment and live auction items. For more information, visit www.samplemcdougald.org.

Florida Wing Battle

Saturday, March 30, 6 to 10 p.m.

Sanborn Square Park

72 N. Federal Hwy.

Boca Raton, FL 33432

Wing lovers will delight in this new event, put on by the same people who brought you the Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival, the Boca Burger Battle and more. Imagine if you will… strolling through the park and smelling the sweet aroma of barbecued chicken wings, which you get to sample! Judges will make their selections and guests can pick their favorite too. There will be 20 grill master chefs and also a dessert competition with 20 pastry chefs. Can you say “yum?” In addition, there will be beer, wine, spirits and live entertainment. This is a 21 + event. No pets! Event is rain or shine. So, no refunds, Battle fans… You can purchase tickets at www.floridawingbattle.com or call 561-338-7594.

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CLERGY CORNER: God gives more than you can ever ask

Posted on 20 March 2019 by LeslieM

6 “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:6-7

You never forget the first time you move away from home for an extended period of time. In my case, I lived in California for a year leaving my home state (Minnesota) behind. Obviously, this wasn’t the last time I left home for an extended period of time, hence I am writing from sunny Florida, my home for the last 22 years.

When you move away from home, you gravitate toward people who serve as surrogate family members. One particular woman was my adopted Grandma and, like my grandmas back home, she was a person of deep and profound faith. Her name was Margaret.

When I went to Margaret’s small apartment, I noticed a few things that left an impression with me. The first thing I noticed was a map of the world with push pins denoting the location of missionaries. Every day, Margaret would pray for each missionary, send and receive correspondence, and share their stories. She was elderly and dependent upon others for transportation but she felt that she was playing an important role in mission. Indeed, she was.

But it was the prayer journal that I remember the best. She followed the advice of a friend and wrote down her prayer requests, prayers of supplication. And, then, in another part of her journal, she wrote the answers for the purpose of giving thanks.

When Margaret began her journey of prayer with her prayer journal, her prayers of supplication outnumbered her prayers of thanksgiving. That soon changed.

As she kept journaling, she found it easier to have two separate journals, one for supplication and one for thanksgiving. There simply was not enough room for one journal.

Pretty soon, she discovered that she was spending more time praying prayers of thanksgiving as opposed to prayers of supplication. She told me: “Sometimes, I just spend hours giving thanks.”

When I consider the words of St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians: “supplication with thanksgiving,”
I am reminded of the importance of paying attention to the answers. God answers prayers before we even have a chance to ask. We must be alert, aware and grateful.

But I also consider this saintly woman of faith who really didn’t have a lot of possessions. She didn’t have transportation. She was dependent upon church members to get to worship. What she had was faith and what she could do was pray.

Missionaries benefited from her prayers all around the world. Church members were blessed by her pleasant demeanor and her genuine kindness. I was blessed by her profound wisdom and the strength of her faith, not to mention that I felt I had a Grandma nearby when I needed it. I think Margaret gave more than she ever realized, but I know one thing for sure — Margaret would want to remind my readers that God gave her even more than she ever asked.

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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