| February, 2020

Tipperary Pub Pig Roast–Sunday, March 1

Posted on 29 February 2020 by JLusk

It’s time again for the Tipperary Pub’s annual Bearman & Cubs Pig Roast from 4 to 7 p.m. on March 1. Besides roast pork and all the fixins, they will have live music. They are located in The Cove Shopping Center at 1340 SE 4 Ct. in Deerfield Beach. For more information, call 954-421-9769.

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Shooting in Pompano Beach

Posted on 28 February 2020 by JLusk

Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) homicide detectives are investigating a shooting that left one dead and another injured in Pompano Beach Monday morning. 
Shortly after 5 a.m. Feb. 24, someone shot into a black Infiniti QX30 occupied by Jacques Altidor near the 700 block of Northwest Fifth Avenue in Pompano Beach. A second person, Thelbert Brayboy, was also shot while standing outside the vehicle. 
BSO deputies responded and found Altidor suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue transported him to Broward Health North where he was later pronounced deceased. 
Deputies located Brayboy at Broward Health North with a gunshot wound to his left arm. He was transported to the hospital by a friend. 
On the night of Tuesday, Feb. 25, BSO homicide detectives, along with a BSO deputy, responded back to the incident location to conduct a follow-up investigation. During the investigation, the deputy was confronted by an aggressive dog. The dog was subsequently shot in the front leg by the deputy and transported to Hollywood Animal Hospital for treatment.
Both incidents remain under investigation. 
Anyone with information regarding the fatal shooting is asked to contact BSO Homicide Det. Jeffrey Curtis at 954-321-4214. Anonymous tips can be provided through Broward Crime Stoppers by calling 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org.

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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins March 1

Posted on 28 February 2020 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach would like to inform the public that sea turtle nesting season will begin on March 1.  This season run through Oct. 31.  The city would also like to remind residents to reduce the amount of visible light to the beach as this can cause disorientations in nesting sea turtles and hatchlings.  For further information on the proper lighting guidelines, please see the link provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) www.dfb.city/seaturtlelighting.

For further information, please contact the City’s Coastal & Waterway Coordinator, Patrick Bardes, at pbardes@dfb.city.

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City Receives Awards for Water and Stormwater Projects

Posted on 27 February 2020 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach has announced that the American Public Works Association has recognized the city for its recent water and stormwater projects. The Water Project of the Year award was received for The West Water Treatment Plant Lime Contact Tank Rehabilitation Project, completed in December of 2019.  The project was technically challenging and occurred with minimum downtime, while the city continued to deliver high-quality water supply both during and after project completion.  The Stormwater Project of the Year award was received for the Kingfisher Canal Outfall Treatment Structure Project, completed in June of 2019.  This project consisted of innovative technology, the use of best construction practices with complex installation, and positive community engagement with residents who live on the canal. 


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Education Advisory Board Meeting with Special Guest Speaker

Posted on 26 February 2020 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach Education Advisory Board meeting featuring special guest speaker Superintendent of Broward County Schools Robert W. Runcie will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 7 p.m. at the Hillsboro Community Center, 50 Technology Way, in Deerfield Beach.

All interested persons are urged to attend the Educational Advisory Board meeting, send a representative or express their views by letter. Any person requiring auxiliary aids and services at this meeting may contact the City Clerk’s Office at (954) 480-4213 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service by using the following numbers: 1-800-955-8770 or 1-800-955-8771.

 For additional information, please contact Suzan Scott at 954-480-6420 or sscott@deerfield-beach.com.

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DB Commission Mtg.–March 4

Posted on 26 February 2020 by JLusk

The Deerfield Beach City Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 7 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers of the City Hall Complex, 150 NE 2 Avenue, in Deerfield Beach, Florida. For additional information, visit www.deerfield-beach.com.

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Sip & Stroll — Feb. 29

Posted on 23 February 2020 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks & Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Friends of the Deerfield Beach Arboretum, will be hosting the annual Sip & Stroll on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Constitution Park and Arboretum, 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd., from 6 to 10 p.m.

Guests will enjoy a sampling of wine, beer and cuisine from local restaurants while taking a stroll through the Arboretum listening to live music. Tickets can be purchased at Constitution Park for $35/person!

Performances by: Mister Trombone, Brent Charles & Blue Dolphin Express and Robert DeVere Moore!

Food and Spirits graciously provided by:
2019 Winner “Best of Sip & Stroll” • Sweet Lipz Desserts
VS  Importing, Inc • Barrel of Monks Brewing • Your Sweet Escape 
PDQ • Coopers Hawk • Cochic • Double Eagle Distributing, Inc
Veza Sur • Republic National Distributing Company • 4 Rivers
Steel Tie Spirits Co. • Sparkling Ice • Phat Boy Sushi & Kitchen 
Misfits Brewing Co • Anne Marie’s Pizza Company Inc

Please note: This is a 21 and over event with a limited amount of tickets. Additional event parking, with a free shuttle service, will be located at the east parking lot in the Target Plaza, 3313 W Hillsboro Blvd, from 5:45 to 10:30 p.m.

For more information, please call 954-480-4494.

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La Boulangerie Boul’ Mich brings international culinary flair to Town Center Mall

Posted on 23 February 2020 by JLusk

By Rachel Galvin

For six years, La Boulangerie Boul’ Mich has been serving up its French bakery specialties with a Latin Twist down in the Miami area, with its first location in Key Biscayne followed by locales in Coral Way, Aventura, Pinecrest and Ft. Lauderdale. Now, this unique restaurant is bringing its fusion flavors to the Town Center Mall at Boca Raton.

Located between Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, the restaurant wows from the first step into its doors. The décor is fresh and inviting, both modern and nostalgic all at once. The fourth wall opens to the outside allowing the outside in, with a view of the beautiful birdhouse filled tree. They plan on adding more seating there as well. There is an industrial feel but with bright bold colors to wake up the senses. It is juxtaposed with cozy elements like the earthy-colored walls and tables and the intricately handmade lighting fixtures. Everything is made with an eye for the sustainable. They use all reclaimed woods. The booth backs are made form coffee bean bags. They sign on the wall was created from a discarded fence. The desserts are served up in jars that guests can take home and use again. They add in a few antiques to the mix – items like cameras owned by one of the owners’ grandfather. Together, all of these elements make for locale that is both quaint and exciting.

For breakfast, try an omelette, including this huge one filled with veggies!

If you think the décor is ecclectic, wait til you try the food! The name Boul’ Mich is a nickname given to the Boulevard St. Michel in the Latin Quarter of Paris, known as a “hotbed of student life and activism” and filled with culture with its bookstores, cafes, cinema and shops. The addition of this name to the restaurant moniker explains the French portion of their cuisine. But, then, there is the Latin twist. That comes from the owner’s background. They all come from Latin roots. The founders and partners have collectivelt managed over 300 restaurants in the past 35 years in the U.S. and Venezuela.

Their menu includes breakfast, lunch and dinner items. They have eggs benedict, omelets, French Toast, bagels and more, but they also have gourmet sandwiches, chorizo, empanadas, pastas, salads, soups, bakery items –including typical French specialties like croissants and quiche, as well as Latin items like Pan de Bono (Columbian cheese bread), Ham Cachito and Tequeno (Venezuelan cheese stick) — and plenty of dessert items like cookies, Key Lime Pie, Tres Leches, different Mousses, Cheesecake, tarts, tiramisu and more.

This Bravia beet carpaccio is delicious!

The Pappardelle Al Funghi was luscious and rich.

Sandwiches or empanadas are among the choices.

What did I eat? For breakfast, this writer dove into the huge omelette (pictured above) with sautéed vegetables, including zucchini, red onions, mushrooms, artichoke, tomatoes and red and green bell peppers. For lunch, Bravia (on far left) is a refreshing and delicious choice. It is a beet carpaccio filled with mixed greens, goat cheese and apples topped with almonds and balsamic and olive oil topped with nuts and balsamic vinaigrette  — surprisingly refreshing and delicious. Another tasty treat was the slightly spicy chorizo,  (pictured left, between the Caprese and Turkey and Cheese sandwiches). The mushroom and cheese empanada was also tasty. The Pumpkin Soup was surprisingly good. The Pappardelle Al Funghi (above left) was rich and luscious. 

The croissants are light and flaky.

Many of the items I was able to try due to a recent media event, including the light and flaky crossaints, some filled with Nutella to celebrate World Nutella Day (below).

The Nutccino.

They also showed the artistry they used to make their Nutccino coffee. But they also have espresso, macchiato, cortadito mochaccino, capuccino, cafe au lait, cafe bombon and regular American coffee. Their fresh squeezed orange juice is also delicious for breakfast. Of course, they have other juices and sodas, tea, hot chocolate, etc. as well. 

They are open daily, Monday to Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.laboulangerieusa.com/bocaraton.php


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Delray Beach Fashion Show

Posted on 22 February 2020 by JLusk

By Rachel Galvin

Just in time for the Big Game, Delray Beach Fashion Week kicked off their week of fashion with a football theme. On Wednesday, Jan. 29, they had their kickoff event — Fashion Bowl “54,” a runway show and Studio 54 Dance Party. Over 80 models strutted their stuff on the runway, set up in front of the Colony Hotel on Atlantic Avenue. Before the fashion show even began, guests could browse through vendor tents, take a photo on the red carpet and enjoy light bites and drinks in the reception area; plus, opening entertainment and the appearance of some former football players. Hosts Amanda Perna, of The House of Perna, and Jules Guaglardi excitedly introduced each set of models as they hit the runway showing off fashions by over 30 local retailers. After the fashion show, people could enjoy the disco dance party, complete with DJ’d music by Parisi Events and a glittering disco ball projecting reflected light on the street below. Proceeds for the event benefited the Achievement Centers for Children & Families.

“Each year, we add a new twist… and, for 2020, we are collaborating with the Palm Beach Sports Commission and South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee to create a fun fashion week and Big Game experience,” said Laura Simon, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority. 

This 7th annual Delray Beach Fashion Week ran from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 and included not only this kickoff party, but also Art & Couture All-Stars-Designer Fashion Show & Art Experience on Thursday night, Jan. 30 at the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square, which included a chance to meet the designers and enjoy light bites and signature cocktails, with proceeds benefiting Old School Square. It was followed on Friday, Jan. 31 with the Half-Time & High Heels Presented by Vince Canning Shoes-Resort Wear Luncheon Show at Che!!! Restaurant. Proceeds again benefited the Achievement Centers for Children and Families. The event included the RTW fashion show plus a silent auction, entertainment and lunch. That night was the Old School Square Super Pep Rally-Swim & Active Wear Show, a free event that included local marching bands, cheerleaders, meet and greet with NFL alumni and local football legends, tailgate games and a concert. On Saturday, Feb. 1, people had a chance to shop and buy the runway fashions they saw weeklong. For every purchase, guests received a raffle ticket and a chance to win prizes. After checking in at Rose’s Daughter, they also were treated to a continental breakfast complete with a mimosa, a post-event reception  at L’Acqua Ristorante Italiano and, as always, a swag bag. Later, they could come back and watch the Big Game itself at Old School Square Park for free. 

Did you miss the festivities? Not to worry, fashion fans, there is always next year! Keep an eye on www.DelrayFashionWeek.com.

Photos ©Rachel Galvin, 2020

Look for more photos soon on The Observer’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Observer-Newspaper-118917374853101/?ref=bookmarks

Antica Sartoria


Blings & Things


Cellardoor Boutique

C. Orrico

Tommy Bahamas

Amanda Perna of House of Perna and the Neon Bohemians

Glavidia by Glavidia Alexis

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Pioneer Days Parade Winners

Posted on 22 February 2020 by JLusk

Best Theme Float – Environmental Services

Best Overall Float – City Management Team

Best Marching Band – Stranahan High School

Best Youth Group – BSO Explore

Best Civic Entry – Historical Society

Best Church Entry – Cathedral Church of God

Best School Entry – Deerfield Beach Elementary

Best Business Entry – Campbell & Rosemary Real Estate

Judges Choice – Active Aging Center



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