| June, 2019

Junior lifeguards hold event in Pompano

Posted on 27 June 2019 by LeslieM

Jake Schulte, right, of the Pompano Beach Junior Lifeguard program, recently topped Gabriel Machado, from the Ft. Lauderdale Junior Lifeguard program in the Run-Swim-Run event. Submitted photo

By Gary Curreri 

The Pompano Beach Junior Lifeguard program recently hosted their very first summer opener in Pompano Beach, just north of the newly constructed pier.

There were six events, including beach flags, distance swim, run-swim-run, paddleboard, surf- paddleboard rescue, and surf-dash relay.

In addition to Pompano Beach, other junior lifeguard teams that participated included Ft. Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach, Dania Beach, Hollywood, and the Treasure Coast.

“It was great weather, perfect ocean conditions and an awesome turnout that led to the success of this competition event,” said Pompano Beach Junior Lifeguard Association President Nemia Schulte. “We had about six teams there. We did not do team points. I have the results for each event. We had about 80 kids attend from various teams.”

Pompano Beach Men’s Golf Association results

The Pompano Beach Men’s Golf Association has been busy on the links in the past month. They began with a One Best Ball of Threesome tournament with the team of Al DiBenedetto, Jim Muschany and Dennis Sejda winning with a net score of 54.

Finishing in second was Jim King, Bill O’Brien, Pete Strychowskyj who shot a 56, while Bill Hadersbeck, Brian Nixon, and Charles Schaefer shot a 58 and won on a match of cards over the fourth place team of Chuck Brown, Frank Cutrone, and Mike Grimaldi.

There was no winner in a closest to the pin contest.

The PBMGA then held a Three-Man Scramble event with the team of Oscar Aleman, Gary Gill, and Henry Lesburt winning by a single shot after carding a 66.

The team of Dave Dowling, Tom Pawelczyk, and Don Worrell took second with a 67.  The team of Len Ackley, Dennis Rooy, Charles Schaefer was third with a 68, while the team of Jorge Duarte, and Jim Muschany finished fourth with a 69, playing alternate shots. 

Bill Hadersbeck stuck his pin shot 4’7” on the Par 3, 6th hole to win the closest to the pin contest. 

The Pompano Beach Men’s Golf Association held a Two Best Ball of Foursome tournament which had the team of Oscar Aleman, Chuck Brown, and Dave Dowling win with a score of 119. The group of Len Ackley, Jim Foster and Mike Grimaldi took second with a 122.

The third-place finishing team with a 123 was composed of Frank Cutrone, Lee Hammer and Joe Patchen (blind draw), while Tony Cusanelli, Tom Pawelczyk, and Pete Strychowskyj were fourth after carding a 129.

The closest to the pin winner on hole No. 11 was Jim DeCicco.

The Pompano Beach Men’s Golf Association concluded an Individual Play (Low Gross and Low Net in Classes) competition.

The Low Gross winner in Class A was Bill O’Brien who shot an 80 and won on a match of cards. Roy Wilhoite had a Net Score of 65 to take first, while Bill Hadersbeck had a 67 to finish second.

In Class B, Jim Muschany won the Low Gross title with an 86, while Jim DeCicco and Al Holcomb carved out a 67 and 70 respectively to take the top two spots in the Low Net competition. Holcomb won on a match of cards.

Henry Lesburt won the Low Gross title in the Class C Division with a 95. Dave Dowling carded a 67 to take first place in the Low Net, while Al DiBenedetto shot a 71 to take second in Low Net.

The closest to the pin winner on hole No. 17 was Chuck Brown.

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FLICKS: Toy Story 4 is fun, Annabelle Comes Home, Spider-Man: Far From Home and Beatles’s Yesterday open this weekend

Posted on 27 June 2019 by LeslieM

By “Cinema” Dave

While waiting for Toy Story 4 to begin, this columnist sat through a series of previews — all films starring computer animation. It has been 24 years since the original Toy Story — what was unique, is now common place. Beyond the special effects and paying big time celebrities a load of money, computerized animation films have now entered the law of diminishing returns.  It is storytelling and respect for the written word, that will redeem the motion picture industry, both live action and computer animation.

Toy Story 4 suffers being the first film since Toy Story 3, the emotional and satisfying cap to the original Toy Story trilogy. Toy Story 4 continues the adventures of Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the ensemble of toys, under new management from a new owner, this time a little girl who is beginning kindergarten.

The little girl is filled with fear, so Woody sneaks in her backpack to assist her first day of school. Through the magic of improvisation, the little girl creates a new friend — Forky, a deformed looking spoon with pipe cleaner arms and mismatched eyes. Being a bit like the Frankenstein monster, Woody is forced to tutor Forky about the importance of being the little girl’s favorite toy.

Toy Story 4 provides entertainment for children of all ages, both young and old.  There are not emotional devastating moments like in Toy Story 3, but Toy Story 4 has a lighter touch with profound theories about personal attachment, maturity and growth.  There are also some Indiana Jones thrills featuring Woody, Buzz and a new character. Toy Story 4 does provide Saturday matinee popcorn eating fun, despite a sinister ventriloquist puppet that stalks Woody, Buzz and Little Bo Peep.

An evil doll returns to the big screen this weekend, when Annabelle Comes Home.  As part of “The Conjuring” series of movies, Annabelle is a demon doll who has made appearances in four movies. Annabelle appears to do nothing but to sit and stare, but this horcrux of evil inspires humans to commit murder of innocence.  

Ironically, the evil Annabelle Comes Home when the heroic Spider-Man: Far from Home opens the same weekend. Fortunately, this Marvel Comics superhero will be first appearing at the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science IMAX Screen on a limited engagement. This Spider-Man installment looks at the Marvel Comic Universe after the events of the recent Avengers: Endgame, which is still appearing on the big screen this weekend.

Last, but not least, Yesterday opens this weekend. This film is about the world as if the British rock band never existed.

On Sunday, July 7, The School of Rock Pompano will perform at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood at 2 p.m. to prove the existence of the Beatles. This Band is set to perform five Beatles songs. Yours truly is scheduled to sing “Back in the USSR” and celebrate drummer Ringo Starr’s 79th birthday.

Cinema Dave with his School of Rock Pompano bandmates; L-R, Mario, Anthony Valrino (Musical Director) Earl, Mike, Stan, Chi Chi, Kenzie, Faye & Larry.

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Posted on 27 June 2019 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

June 11: A man reported that his Honda motorcycle was stolen from his home at 684 Siesta Key Cir. It was taken from underneath a stairwell.

June 11: Two men were observed stealing an SUV from a carport at 500 SE 3 St. They were able to find the keys to the vehicle by rummaging through the interior.

June 11: The owner of Metro Cleaning at 1625 SW 1 Way reported that he saw on a security camera a man draining fuel tanks to his two work vehicles.

June 11: A man reported that his bicycle was stolen from his home at 450 NW 51 Ct.

June 11: Two men entered a BrandsMart at 821 SW Natura Blvd. and stole four speakers for a total loss of $560.

June 11: Two unlocked vehicles parked at 472 NW 2 Terr. were burglarized. A Zebra phone valued at $2,500 was stolen from one of the vehicles. 

Lighthouse Point

June 5: A Brazilian license was found at 2160 NE 48Ct.

June 10: A victim said she was chased by two pit bulls at 2843 NE 25Ct. She told police she was walking with her two children and noticed two dogs a couple of houses away. She said all of a sudden the dogs began to charge, and she retreated into a neighbor’s house. The owner of the dogs said the landscaper left the gate open, and the dogs got out. He was issued a violation of a city ordinance.

June 11: Public works employees found a pair of black Ray-Ban sunglasses at 4521 NE 22Ave., and they were placed into property.

(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 27 June 2019 by LeslieM


Fourth of July Celebration

Thursday, July 4, noon

Main Beach Parking Lot

149 SE 21 Ave.

The City of Deerfield Beach’s Annual July 4th celebration, sponsored by the Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, will take place on Thursday, July 4 at the Main Beach Parking Lot (149 SE 21 Ave.). Come out and enjoy food, arts & crafts, the JM Family Kids’ Zone and free entertainment from noon to 9 p.m. with one of South Florida’s largest fireworks show beginning at 9:05 p.m.



Thursday, July 4, 6:30 p.m.

Countess de Hoernle Park /Spanish River Athletic Facility

1000 NW Spanish River Blvd.

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Celebrate the 4th of July with live music & performances, carnival rides, games, crafts, food & drinks and fabulous fireworks to end the night! Free parking will be plentiful with several nearby public parking lots including Boca Corporate Center with complimentary shuttle service will begin at 5:30 p.m. and run continuously until 10:15 p.m. Blankets & lawn chairs permitted. Personal fireworks, sparklers, alcohol and family pets are absolutely prohibited.


July 4th Celebration

Thursday, July 4, 8 a.m.

Atlantic Avenue and A1A

Delray Beach, FL 33483

Plenty of food, vendors & activities for all ages! Music, beer gardens, water activities, sand sculpting, and volleyball tournament! Come join for the best day of the year! Free for everyone. Event times:

Sculpting -8 a.m. to noon, volleyball tournament – 8:30 a.m. to noon, music starts at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks begin 9 p.m. (off the barge).


Fireworks Extravaganza

Thursday, July 4, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

The City of Pompano Beach will be celebrating July 4th this year with a Fireworks Extravaganza , near the Fishing Pier. At 5 p.m., the night will start off with live music, featuring the “Southern Blood,” a southern rock band, followed by the main act “Vinyl,” a top 40’s band. At 9 p.m., direct your attention to the night sky as they set off an array of fireworks that is sure to impress. Fireworks will be launched from a floating barge in the ocean off of 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, there will be a rain date for the fireworks show of Friday, July 5.Available parking is at Atlantic Boulevard and A1A. Street Parking will also be available as well as the Pier Garage, located right across from the Pier.

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Posted on 27 June 2019 by LeslieM

Best Kept Secret


American Legion Post 162

820 SE 8 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

$10 Dinners,Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Breakfast, Sundays 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bingo, Mondays 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Hall Rental is Available. Open to the Public.

Lunch with Art: The Lecture Series

Thursday, June 27, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Blanche Ely House

1500 NW 6 Ave.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Join Curatorial Consultant Derek T. Davis as he guides you into the world of the Ely Family while you are enjoying your lunch! As you eat, experience a unique cultural experience that teaches Pompano Beach history and focuses on the people who made a difference in the community. Get inspired by this monthly event that will feature unique informational lectures that unlock a piece of the past that may change the future. Guests are invited to bring their lunch, and a friend. For more information, call 954-284-0141.

Romeo & Juliet

Friday, June 28, 1 p.m.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W. Atlantic Blvd.

Pompano Beach, Fl 33060

The Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida, Inc. invites you into the lush, gorgeous world of Romeo and Juliet. Watch as young Juliet and rash Romeo meet by chance and fall madly in love. But their families are bitter enemies, and, in order to be together, the two lovers must be prepared to risk everything. Set in a city torn apart by feuds, Romeo and Juliet is a dazzling display of heart stopping action, spine tingling romance and heartbreaking tragedy. Watch as some of the best and brightest talent South Florida has to offer bring the magic of Shakespeare’s most known work to life. After the one-hour journey in Verona, feel free to ask any questions you might have in our open forum Q&A. We promise this is a night you’ll never forget! Tickets are $25 adult, $15 child, $15 groups of 4+, $15 Pompano Beach Residents and Employees, $15 seniors, $15 Veterans. Purchase tickets at, https://tickets.ccpompano.org/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent151.html

PlanIt Pompano

Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

E. Pat Larkins Community Center

520 NW 3 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

This event will include an “open house” of information of how the City has changed since the Comp Plan was last updated, and a series of discussions centered on the “Future of Pompano Beach.” Family friendly! We will have supervised activities for our younger residents; refreshments will be provided. Visit http://planitpompano.cgasolutions.com for more information.

It’s in the Bag!

Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Make a fashion statement at the farmers market or beach with your own original fabric tote bag. Each participant will design a large canvas zipper tote bag using various fabric paints, photo transfers, stamps and stencils. A hand carved stamp will be created to print on the bag that can also be used for future projects. A variety of techniques will offer a wide range of options to create a functional work of art!
Age: teen through adults | Min. enrollment: 5 | Max enrollment: 12 | $50 General Public; $42.40 Pompano Beach Residents. Purchase tickets at, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-workshop-its-in-the-bag-tickets-60599487699?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

I Want to Bee a Beekeeper Workshop

Saturday, June 29, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Central City Campus

401 SW 4 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The City of Deerfield Beach is partnering with The Urban Beekeepers to host an introductory beekeeping workshop. The workshop will start with an inside presentation, and then participants will join the beekeeper outside at the DFBee Apiary for a hive inspection and “Look through the Windows” program. No prior experience is necessary. To pre-register for this program, email hsilverstone@deerfield-beach.com.

A Tribute to Salsa Giants

Saturday, June 29, 8:15 p.m.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W. Atlantic Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060 

Want to learn how to salsa? Then slip on your dance shoes and come for Sabados de Salsa: A Tribute to Salsa Giants by The David Luca Band. Taught by instructors from Casa Salsa, and followed by dancing to DJ Artie Bronx, who will play the latest in Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Cumbia in between sets from the eight-piece David Luca Band. Tickets are $15 for Pompano Beach residents, $20 general admission. For tickets and more information, visit www.ccpompano.org or call 954-545-7800.

One Mind One Heart

Sunday, June 30, 3 p.m.

The Funky Biscuit

303 SE Mizner Blvd.

Boca Raton, FL, 33432

A concert to raise Mental Health Awareness benefiting Broward 211 featuring The Blues Crusaders with Rockin’ Jake, Slip & The Spinouts, Durell Randolph Band, Mark Dubin & The Honest Liars, Lauren Mitchell Band & other special guests. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.funkybiscuit.com/event/1855158/0 . $10 – $20 General Admission $15 Day of Show.

Woman’s Club Trips

Navel Museum in Ft. Pierce

Tuesday, Aug. 13 8:30 a.m.

Deerfield Women’s Club is delighted to offer a very special trip to Ft. Pierce and Stuart. The National Navy Seal Museum is home to one of the most unusual collections of artifacts & exhibits of any museum. Cost is $90. Includes round trip Motor Coach transportation, a tip to your driver, a visit to the museum, a sit-down lunch overlooking the beach and a visit to historic downtown Stuart. Limited seats. Call now. Men are welcome too. Call Sally 954-427-2175 for more information.

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CLERGY CORNER: The Value of a Prosperous Soul

Posted on 27 June 2019 by LeslieM

The fabled King Midas revealed his greed for riches when he wished that everything he touched would be turned to gold. The recklessness of his desire was seen in his inability to control the power, for even his daughter, whom he simply attempted to embrace, was turned into a lifeless statue of gold. Undeniably, there is something in all of us that desires to have more of the material and economic prosperity that offers to satisfy our every need, want, and fancy. Books, blogs, seminars, conferences, podcasts and a host of other mediums offering the pathway to riches and prosperity can easily be found. Advertisers have conditioned us to give in to their appeals to get the luxury car, European vacation, or expensive jewelry by telling us we ‘deserve’ it. Do riches truly satisfy, however? What is the source of true prosperity and contentment?

In 3 John verse 2, the Apostle John offers a prayer for a certain Gaius that appears to communicate a key to experiencing true prosperity. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. Definitions of prosperity include doing well, abounding, and succeeding. John’s prayer for Gaius, and indication of what God desires for us, was that the prosperity of his physical life would be equal to the prosperity of his spiritual life. The case could further be made that he conditioned the prosperity of the physical on the well-being of the spiritual in the statement. Either way, the prosperity (well-being, abundance and success) of the soul is given priority in the experience of Gaius’ life. Given the unpredictable and uncontrollable nature of riches and wealth, as seen in the King Midas story or the modern (and real) examples that we are all aware of, we would do well to employ a pursuit of soul prosperity. Seek to live a good life yes, but make sure your priorities are in the right place.

Several years ago, I led members of our congregation on a 31-day spiritual adventure focused on the pursuit of soul prosperity. It was a simple exercise that involved a regimen of daily prayer, scripture reading and meditation, increased participation in spiritual activities at or through the church and journaling the experience. Our aim was to draw nearer to God, to become more sensitive to the Holy Spirit in our daily walk, and to develop as Christian Disciples by bringing the soul (mind, will, and emotions) into greater submission and obedience to the word of God.

While we all had goals and aspirations for success in life, we did not want to minimize the importance of orienting all that we did around our relationship with the God who loves us and has purposed to bless those who follow Him. It was a totally fulfilling experience that I have personally engaged in several times since then. I am convinced that the prosperity of one’s soul is of greater value than the net worth of one’s possessions.

Horatio Spafford was a Chicago lawyer who lost his son at the age of 2 and suffered property damage (and financial ruin) in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. He had planned a European trip with his wife and four daughters in 1873 but was delayed by business matters, so he sent them on ahead on a transatlantic ship. He was horrified to later learn that the ship collided with another sailing vessel and sank in the Atlantic. His wife sent him a telegraph with the sad news, “saved alone.” That kind of tragedy and loss would have driven any man to desperation and deep depression. There is no doubt that it challenged every fiber of Spafford’s being, physical and spiritual. One outcome of his grief was to pen words that have brought comfort to many who have had to face the difficulties of life while clinging to faith in God. When peace like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know it is well, it is well, with my soul. You may have a big bank account and an enviable retirement package, but they won’t prevent catastrophe. How prosperous is your soul?

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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Innocent wins middle school long jump title

Posted on 20 June 2019 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach Middle School’s Vitawens Innocent takes a bite out of his first place medal at the Broward County Middle School track and field meet at Coral Springs High School. Innocent won the boys long jump. Photo by Gary Curreri

By Gary Curreri
Vitawens Innocent capped off his 8th-grade year at Deerfield Beach Middle School by winning the Broward County championship in the boys long jump. Innocent, 15, was the lone competitor to surpass 19 ft. in the event and easily topped the field with a jump of 19 ft., 10-1/4 in. He also finished 5th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.28.
“The sport is very important to me because it shows people that I am doing something with myself and that is exciting,” said Innocent, of Pompano Beach. He has only been competing in track for two years. He is planning on playing football for Deerfield Beach High School in the fall.
“The long jump is a little bit scary in the beginning, but when I am in the air, I just float. It feels like I am flying.”
The Pompano Beach girls finished seventh overall with 28 points, while Deerfield Beach was 18th with 8 points. Pembroke Pines Charter won the girls title with 71 points.
In the boys competition, Forest Glen captured the county title with 50 points. Deerfield Beach finished in 8th place with 24 points.
Other locals who fared well in the competition were Steven Martin of Deerfield Beach Middle who finished second in the shot put (41-09.25); Deerfield Beach Middle’s Stanley Jean-Claude, who finished 7th in the 800-meter run (2:22.47); Pompano Beach Middle’s Ashley Shaw was 2nd in the girls 100-meter dash (12.50) and 3rd in the 200-meter dash (26.08); Pompano Beach Middle’s Alyssa Irwin was 4th in the girls high jump (4-07.75); Deerfield Beach Middle’s Ty’Kerra Edwards was 2nd in the girls long jump (14-11.50); Pompano Beach Middle School’s Tierra Nesmith was 6th in the girls discus (68-03) and 8th in the girls shot put (26-02.25); the Pompano Beach girls 4×200 meter relay was 4th (1:50.77).

Sunshine State Games water polo headed to Deerfield
The 2019 Sunshine State Games Water Polo Championships takes center-stage starting Friday as 59 teams throughout Florida, and international teams from Ecuador, Trinidad & Tobago, and Barbados as well, strap on the headgear and maneuver the competition to score in the watery nets.
With approximately 1,180 athletes, the SSG Water Polo Championship is the largest annual water polo tournament in the Southeast Zone ranging in age groups 10 and under to Open Men’s and Women’s Divisions.
The three-day tournament will take place at two venues in Broward County, including the Coral Springs Aquatic Center (Friday-Sunday) and Deerfield Beach Aquatics Center (Saturday and Sunday only).
“I have been participating in the Sunshine State Games as an athlete for 17 years, three years as a coach, and now in my second year as the state director,” said Water Polo state director Anna Rosen. “The Games provide a great sense of community and family in this area. I have always loved this tournament, and I look forward to seeing the continued growth for years to come.”

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FLICKS: The Spy Behind Home Plate

Posted on 20 June 2019 by LeslieM

By “Cinema” Dave

With the monsoon rain we have experienced as of late, it would be easy to miss the summer solstice this week, the longest day of the year (Friday, June 21). School is out, the Stanley Cup and basketball championships have been decided, and all that remains is baseball and the movies.
The Spy Behind Home Plate is a documentary that opens this weekend. It is the story of Mo Berg, the son of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants who went to Princeton University in New Jersey, but who really wanted to be a baseball player. While his Jewish parents were distressed that playing games was more of a priority than getting a real job, Mo’s love of baseball provided a fringe benefit for the United States of America entering World War II.
Graduating Magna Cum Laude, Berg played catcher in the 1930s. He had a talent for grasping foreign languages, which became the key to understanding foreign cultures when Major League Baseball went on international tours.
Berg toured Japan. As the Nation of Japan was becoming imperial, he secreted a camera and took pictures of city geography. These photos were eventually used by the war department and were utilized during General Doolittle’s bombing campaign that lasted 30 seconds over Tokyo.
Like Woody Allen’s Zelig and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, The Spy Behind Home Plate shows Berg meeting many celebrities. He toured with the Great Bambino — Babe Ruth, and dated the legendary baseball player’s daughter. When World War II concluded, Berg took tea with Professor Albert Einstein in Princeton.
There is a great dichotomy between the public persona of Mo Berg and with the man who worked under Colonel Donovan, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s request. The film reveals photos of Berg’s radio game show appearances on Information Please! while developing espionage profiles with Ian Fleming, the author of the original 13 James Bond novels.
With The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg and Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, documentarian (and New York Mets fan), Alvina Kempner has scored the hat trick with The Spy Behind Home Plate. This is a good movie to celebrate this year’s summer solstice.

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Posted on 20 June 2019 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

June 4: A man reported his Mercedes Maybach S600 was stolen from his driveway at 69 NE 11 Way. The vehicle is valued at $200,000.

June 4: A woman reported her bicycle stolen from Cambridge G. Century Village security reported that a CCTV camera caught an image of a van pulling up next to the bicycle and a man loading the bicycle into the van.

June 4: A technician at Tedder Elementary School at 4157 NE 1 Terr. reported that two computers were missing. The total loss for the computers was $470.

June 5: A man reported that his Subaru Outlook was stolen from 33 Deer Creek Rd.

June 5: A woman reported that someone entered her vehicle parked at 4400 NE 2 Ave. and stole $250 in cash.

Lighthouse Point

May 30: A resident who lives on the 4400 block of NE 31Ave. said she hosted a high school reunion for about 30 guests and could not find a 14K gold bracelet. She began asking guests, and a server at the party found the bracelet and placed it on the bathroom counter figuring one of the guests who lost it would retrieve it. When the victim went to the bathroom, the bracelet was missing. The loss was $2,750.

June 11: The victim said he renewed his auto tag about a month ago at 2772 NE 31 Ave., and, when he received the envelope, the yellow tag was not affixed to the registration. He said the envelope did not appear to be opened. He was told to make a police report.

June 9: Police responded to a residence regarding a lost gun at 4251 NE 23Ave. The victim believed the gun was misplaced, and he last saw it a month and a half ago. The loss is $489.

(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 20 June 2019 by LeslieM

South Florida

Business Conference & Expo

Thursday, June 20, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center

801 Seabreeze Blvd.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Presented by the Broward County Chamber of Commerce & many other world class organizations. Featuring a Business to Business Trade Show, Hospitality Showcase, an International & Latin American Showcase, International Expo, Real Estate & Developers Showcase, Venture Capital Forum, motivational seminars, educational workshops, Artificial Intelligence, Crypto Currency, Block Chain technology, VIP Networking, & How To Do Business with City, County, State & Federal Governments and more. Tickets are $30 at the Door, and $15 in Advance. For more information, call954-565-5750 or visit www.SouthFloridaExpo.com.

Senior Prom

Friday, June 21, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Center for Active Aging

227 NW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Appearing live are Shane LeMar and The Ink Spots (courtesy of Lisa Slinley, Concierge Insurance Solutions). Come join them as they take a trip down memory lane! Bring your dancing shoes. Enjoy the music and fun. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Ann Sico, Recreation Coordinator at 954-480-4447 or asico@dfb.city.

Dive in Movies — Bernie the Dolphin

Friday, June 21, 8 p.m.

Houston Sworn Pool

901 NW 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The City of Pompano Beach Parks & Recreation Department invites you to cool off with a dip in the pool while you enjoy a featured flick. Snacks and refreshments will be available. For more information, call 954-786-4116.

Food Truck Round up

Friday, June 21, 6 p.m.

41 NE 1 St.

Pompano Beach, FL33060

Held the 3rd Friday of every month in Pompano’s Old Town, right at the corner of Atlantic Blvd. & Dixie Hwy. Enjoy great Food Truck dining, full bar, Live DJ or live bands and more! For questions about how to become a food or non-food vendor, e-mail info@gourmettruckexpo.com.

Daddy & Me Sports Brunch

Saturday, June 22, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hillsboro Community Center

50 Hillsboro Technology Dr.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Hosted by the Deerfield Beach Parks & Recreation Department. Wear your favorite sports jersey and join in the fun. Enjoy lunch from Chick-Fil-A and Publix. Purchase your ticket today! Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 & under. For more information, contact Mary Davis at 954-480-4480 or email mdavis@beach-beach.com.

Haitian Heritage & Cultural Arts


Saturday, June 22, 5 p.m.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W. Atlantic Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Haiti is the first Caribbean country to have gained its independence from colonialism. The wealth and the richness of this nation remains within its people. All are welcome to this unique venue of education, arts, music, dance and awards ceremony. It is a family event with a special activity for children ages 5 and up. The event will last four hours, with the first hour being in the reception area.

Summer Health & Wellness Expo

Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

American Legion Post 162

820 SE 8 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Let’s get healthy and fit. Come and receive valuable information regarding healthy alternatives, supplements, oils, healthy weight loss, body shapers, detox, safer sanitary napkins, juicers, chiro, gym memberships, massage and more. There will be door prizes, samples, demos. For more information, call 561-779-1759. Vendors can apply by e-mailing premiumvendors2017@yahoo.com.

Chronic Disease Management Workshop

Wednesday June 26, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Center for active Aging

227 NW 2(Eller) St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Do you have a chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, COPD, arthritis or hypertension? Come join for an interactive course that includes educational classes to teach you how to manage and live healthy with your chronic condition. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. If you are interested, please call Robin Marzullo, Health Support, at 954-480-4446 or e-mail rmarzullo@dfb.city

A Tribute to Salsa Giants

Saturday, June 29, 8:15 p.m.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W. Atlantic Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060 

Want to learn how to salsa? Then slip on your dance shoes and come to Sabados de Salsa: A Tribute to Salsa Giants by The David Luca Band. Taught by instructors from Casa Salsa, and followed by dancing to DJ Artie Bronx, who will play the latest in Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Cumbia in between sets from the eight-piece David Luca Band. Tickets are $15 for Pompano Beach residents, $20 general admission. For tickets and more information, visit www.ccpompano.org or call 954-545-7800.

Woman’s Club Trips

Navel Museum in Ft. Pierce (& Stuart)

Tuesday, Aug. 13 8:30 a.m.

Deerfield Women’s Club is delighted to offer a very special trip to Ft. Pierce and Stuart. The National Navy Seal Museum is home to one of the most unusual collections of artifacts & exhibits of any museum. Cost is $90. Includes round trip Motor Coach transportation, a tip to your driver, a visit to the museum, a sit-down lunch overlooking the beach and a visit to historic downtown Stuart. Limited seats. Call now. Men are welcome too. Call Sally 954-427-2175 for more information.

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