| June, 2021

DB Historical’s 1st Annual Pioneer Grove event

Posted on 16 June 2021 by JLusk

By Rachel Galvin

The Deerfield Beach Historical Society started doing something new– Pioneer Grove Fest, which was held June 11-13 at their history museum and cultural center, located across from the Butler House, at 84 SE 4th Avenue in Deerfield. 

The event kicked off with an International Film Night. They showed the film “The Hidden Face.” The weekend continued on Saturday with food and drinks, with local singer Stephen Minotti with special guests “The Beachnicks.” Also, at that event was technically a meeting and the voting of board members. But also they gave long-time president Emily Lilly a plaque for all her “Happy Days” and great service through the years, as she passed the torch on to T.J. Eagen. Angelica Rosa from the Community Foundation, was in attendance, along with her husband, members of the historical society and members of the community. Leola Brooks led some festive dancing and everyone enjoyed a box lunch, and drinks. On Sunday, they were slated to have a Jazz picnic with music by 5th Street Jazz, featuring Tom Monte (and food and drinks again). They also had a Sandra Canning photo exhibit all weekend long.

Below are photos from Saturday’s gathering.

www.deerfieldbeachhistoricalsociety.com.

Emily Lilly receives plaque.

Poppi talks to the crowd.

 

TJ Eagen & Stephen Minotti perform.

Stephen, Jeff & Amie Kay enjoy the event.

Emily’s well-deserved plaque.

Leola Brooks gets everyone to dance.

The Beachniks perform.

Angelica from the Community Foundation, Poppi Mercier & Emily Lilly.

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Kiwanis gave out student scholarships

Posted on 15 June 2021 by JLusk

Photo by  Aditi Sarkar

The Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach gave out 14 scholarships to local students on May 13th at the Historic Butler House. The amount totaled  $10,000.

Bob Fass, the President of the Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach, opened the ceremony with an invocation led by Kiwanian, Carina Baurley and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Past-President, Joe Santiago. Fass said a few encouraging words to the scholarship winners and then introduced the emcee, Past-President and current Lieutenant Governor Designate, Kerri Gordon who used a metaphor in her presentation, comparing the Covid Vaccine to the “Kiwanis Vaccine”, made of 1 part Kindness, 1 part Caring, 1 part Motivation, and 1 part Determination. Gordon is also the Scholarship Coordinator and has been the Kiwanis Advisor to the DBHS Key Club since 2014. The closing remarks were given by Tim Sullivan, who will become the club’s President on Oct 1st. The scholarship presenters were: Gordon Vatch, Janice Muenzenmaier, Carina Baurley, Dave Gravelle, Bob Parton, Irwin Rozen, Ed Dietrich, Deborah Eller, Darin Eller and his 4 children, Jesse, Jake, Nova and Evangeline Eller.

The recipients, their families, and a few special guests including District 1 Commissioner, Michael Hudak and Deerfield Beach High School Administrators, Miderland Delance and Gwen Smith were also treated to a delicious dinner during the awards presentation. 

Kiwanis is a group of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of children, one community and one child at a time. If you have an upcoming graduate, be sure to have them be on the lookout for a scholarship application by February 2022. The best ways to be in the know are to either join Key Club in high school or have a parent join Kiwanis. 

For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach please visit their website deerfieldbeachkiwanis.org.

SCHOLARSHIP

RECIPIENT NAME

HIGH SCHOOL

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY/ACADEMY

Kiwanis Community Scholarship

Nyla Staple

DBHS

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY

Kiwanis Community Scholarship

Stacy Pierre-Seide

DBHS

NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA

Yvonne Safranski Memorial Scholarship

A’Niya Randall

DBHS

ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY

Frederick Heidgerd Military Scholarship

Samuel Anglen

DBHS

U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY

Linda Rozen Key Club Scholarship

Silvia Chowdhury

DBHS

UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Linda Rozen Key Club Scholarship

Leanjy Ducatel

DBHS

UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Edward P. Dietrich Key Club Scholarship

Arielle Forbes

DBHS

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIV.

Edward P. Dietrich Key Club Scholarship

Abigail Humes

DBHS

UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Edward P. Dietrich Key Club Scholarship

Lauren Mechtly

DBHS

UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Edward P. Dietrich Key Club Scholarship

Alicha Nordelus

DBHS

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

Edward P. Dietrich Key Club Scholarship

Suha Vallyani

DBHS

UC BERKELEY

Edward P. Dietrich Key Club Scholarship

Maria Luiza Zanatta

DBHS

NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA

David Eller Memorial Scholarship

Khrista Nicholas

DBHS

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

David Eller Memorial Scholarship

Madison Trowbridge

Highlands Christian

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIV.

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2021 Inaugural Juneteenth Live Art Competition CALL TO ARTISTS!

Posted on 07 June 2021 by JLusk

 
 
The African American Heritage Board along with the City of Deerfield Beach are looking for four local artists to paint an African American Heritage themed mural at our Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration. The Live Art Competition will be held at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex Football Field (445 SW 2nd St.) on Saturday, June 19, starting at 2 p.m.
 
The Community Events & Outreach Department have recently acquired two shipping containers and are looking to display the African American Themed murals throughout the city. Each artist chosen will be given one side of the 8’ x 20’ shipping container to paint their submitted image on. There is no entry fee to participate as an artist. We only ask that you provide a mock up design of what you intend to paint on the shipping container in order to be selected. If you are chosen, you will need to provide a link to you previous works and a short artist bio as you will be featured on our city website.
 
This is a paid competition with reward amounts of $300 to $1,000. The judge’s panel and people’s choice of those who attend the event will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite completed work of art from the participating artists. Top prize will receive a reward of $1,000, 2 nd place will receive $500 and the other participants will receive $300.
 
Artists that wish to submit to the call must email dfbspecialevents@deerfield-beach.com to receive further details. The artist will be responsible for all materials, equipment, additional staff and other associated fees and expenses. As materials and supplies provided from the city will be limited.
 
The Deadline to submit for the call is Monday, June 14, at 12 p.m.
 
The Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration & Live Art Competition will offer a day to remember with a showcase of local artists brining images to life right before your very eyes! Join us as we celebrate this historic city holiday…you’ll be sure to enjoy yourself!
 
This is a significant opportunity for the selected artists as they will be installing a historical piece for the city to showcase. These completed works will be displayed in select locations throughout the city to help highlight the importance of cultures in our community.
 
 
For additional information or if you would like to participate please visit www.dfb.city/juneteenth , email dfbspecialevents@deerfield-beach.com or call the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429.

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Deerfield city facilities close for Juneteenth

Posted on 07 June 2021 by JLusk

All City facilities, with exception to the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier, will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021 in recognition of the Juneteenth Holiday. The Aquatic Center will be open holiday hours 9 a.m. to  4 p.m.
 
Solid Waste pick-up will remain on its normal schedule. Residents are encouraged to put their containers out the night before to ensure collection. The Recycling Drop Off Center will be closed.
 
For additional information contact the City of Deerfield Beach at 954-480-4200.

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Pioneer Grove Fest–June 11-13

Posted on 03 June 2021 by JLusk

The Deerfield Beach Historical Society is doing something new– Pioneer Grove Fest, which will be held June 11-13 at their history museum and cultural center, located across from the Butler House, at 84 SE 4th Avenue in Deerfield. 

The event kicks off with an International Film Night. They will be showing “The Hidden Face” at 6:30 p.m.The weekend continues from 1 to 4 p.m.  with food and drinks, with local singer Steven Minotti with special guests “The Beachnicks.” And on Sunday, there is a Jazz picnic with music by 5th Street Jazz, featuring Tom Monte (and food and drinks again). They also will have a Sandra Canning photo exhibit all weekend long.

Admission is $10 per day. For more information, call Judi Stanich at 954-461-1152.

FYI: The annual meeting for the historical society will be at 2 p.m. on June 12th. To be a member, it is only $25 per year dues. www.deerfieldbeachhistoricalsociety.com.

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