| October, 2021

Fall Festival

Posted on 21 October 2021 by JLusk

On October 16, Pioneer Park was filled with people for this year’s Fall Festival. Not only was there live entertainment, but also a bouncy maze for kids, cotton candy and other snacks, a pumpkin patch, a storyteller, games, arts and crafts, and more. 

(See more photos on Observer Facebook page).



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Kiwanis Club Golf Tournament

Posted on 20 October 2021 by JLusk

The Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach held their annual golf tournament on Saturday, October 16 at Galuppi’s in Pompano. They had 112 golfers. Golfer

s also enjoyed lunch and could bid on the silent auction, and participate in the raffle or the 50/50. There also were prizes for Closest to the Pin, Hole in One and Longest Drive. The funds went toward their dictionary and thesarus project (they give them to students), high school scholarships and more.

(See photos on the Observer Facebook page)

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Guy Harvey to Unveil New Murals in Deerfield Beach

Posted on 15 October 2021 by JLusk

World-renowned artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey will be at the famous Kirk Cottrell Pavilion in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, to unveil two original murals. The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at 314. S. Ocean Drive, Deerfield Beach. Dr. Harvey is also set to make a major announcement about the exciting new partnership between the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the City of Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) . The media is invited to attend the unveiling at noon. The Kirk Cottrell Pavilion will be open to the public at 1:30 PM, food trucks will also be serving some light food and beverages at that time.
These art installations measure seven feet by eight feet and will be mounted at Deerfield Beach’s new hot spot, the Kirk Cottrell Pavilion, named after Deerfield Beach surf legend and Island Water Sports Founder Kirk Cottrell.
“The murals tell the story of the vibrant marine life found near the famous International Fishing Pier. I am so thrilled to partner with Deerfield Beach on this project and so many other exciting efforts to bring educational and conservation initiatives to everyone in this community and beyond,” said Dr. Harvey.
“Dr. Guy Harvey is the face of ocean conservation education, and his passion for the preservation of marine life is unmatched. We are so honored to partner with him and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. What we are planning and building with him will benefit South Florida and the environment for decades to come,” said Mayor Bill Ganz.
Dr. Harvey’s new murals feature more than 15 different marine species commonly found off the coast of Deerfield Beach. The artwork is expected to become a focal point near the landmark fishing pier. The artist is best known for his exclusive paintings, popular apparel, and passion for the ocean and its creatures.
The public is invited to check out the new murals, and there will be an opportunity to purchase a reproduction of the murals and have them signed by Guy Harvey! Proceeds from these sales will go toward the Deerfield Beach CRA murals project.
For more information about this event, contact the City of Deerfield Beach CRA at 954-480-4262.

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Robbery at Gunpoint at Deerfield Dominoes

Posted on 14 October 2021 by JLusk

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are releasing surveillance video of two subjects who robbed Domino’s Pizza employees at gunpoint and fled with cash.
The armed robbery happened around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Domino’s Pizza located at 3380 W. Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach. One subject held the door open and acted as a lookout while the second subject, wearing a red face mask, entered the store, ran behind the counter and demanded cash. The subject inside the store pointed a handgun at the victims and had them open the cash register. 
After taking money from the register, the subject demanded more cash. After taking more money, both subjects fled in what detectives believe was a white four-door sedan.
The subject, who stood guard at the front door, was wearing a black sweatshirt with the words “The Game Lives On” written on the front. The armed subject who entered the store has a scar on his left elbow.
Anyone with information can contact BSO Det. Armando Enrique at 954-321-4233. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
See video: https://www.sheriff.org/PIO/BSONews/Pages/PIZZA-EMPLOYEES-ROBBED-AT-GUNPOINT-IN-DEERFIELD-BEACH.aspx

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Haunted Arboretum at Constitution Park

Posted on 14 October 2021 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the annual Haunted Arboretum on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Constitution Park & Arboretum 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd. The Arboretum will be transformed into a scary haunted park. See if you are brave enough to get past the watchful eyes.
This guided event is for ages 7 years old and up, is $3 for residents and $5 for non-residents. Spots are limited, and pre-registration is required . Register by clicking  here  or call Constitution Park at 954-480-4494 to reserve your spot. Registration ends Saturday, October 30th. Registration ends Saturday, October 30. When registering, you will select your group’s time slot.
The park and playground will be closed to visitors starting at 12:00 PM on October 29 in preparation for the event.  Teen Volunteer applications are still being accepted.
For more information, please call 954-480-4494 or email  atrizzino@deefield-beach.com .

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Halloween Festivities at Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

Posted on 11 October 2021 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting Halloween Festivities at Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, 435 SW 2 St., on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 7 to 9 p.m.  inside the Dr. Leo J. Robb, Jr. Gymnasium.
Tour our Spooky Haunted House and receive treats and a craft kit for the kids. 
For more information, please get in touch with Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex at 954-480-4481 or email mdavis@deerfield-beach.com .

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Groundbreaking: Center for Active Aging to get a new look

Posted on 07 October 2021 by JLusk

The Center for Active Aging in Deerfield (at 227 NW Eller St.) has been in talks with the city about obtaining a major renovation for quite some time. They finally broke ground on the project on October 6. Stay tuned for updates as the construction gets underway. Find out more about the center at www.deerfield-beach.com/1506/Center-for-Active-Aging.
Photo provided by Jane Rudorfer Shafrann



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DB Fall Festival–Oct. 16

Posted on 06 October 2021 by JLusk

The 8th Annual Deerfield Beach Fall Festival will take place Saturday, October 16 at Pioneer Park from 4 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a day of fun with the entire family! This festival event includes several fun activities such as story telling, arts & crafts, archery, hay ride, picking up goodie bags from our local non-profits, picking out your perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, enjoying our live entertainment, and much more! 

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department is constantly monitoring the current COVID-19 situation and will be following the recommended CDC & Broward County guidelines. 

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Posted on 05 October 2021 by JLusk

BSO Sheriff Gregory Tony has some tips for parents whose children will be trick o’ treating this year:

Treats, ghouls and spine-chilling fun are just a few reasons why Halloween is one of the most anticipated times of year for kids. Unfortunately, Halloween can also be the most dangerous time of year for children. Nearly 4,000 Halloween-related injuries occur every year, including falling accidents, poisoning, burns and motor accidents. Although the festivities can be fun, we want to remind you of these important safety tips to help prevent real horrors from occurring.
Costume Safety:
•  Your child’s costume should allow them to walk easily. If the costume involves a mask, ensure they take it off when crossing the street so the mask does not obstruct their vision.
• Have something reflective, such as a glow stick or reflective tape, attached to their costume.
• Use a flashlight if you’re out during evening hours.
When Children Are Trick-Or-Treating:
• Accompany your children or make sure a trusted adult goes with them.
• Instruct older kids to go in one group.
• Trick-or-treat in your neighborhood.
• Always look both ways when crossing the street.
• Utilize the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
• Be alert to parked cars. Double-check the vehicle is not about to be in motion.
• Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it after touching objects or other people.
• Wash hands and inspect all treats before allowing your children to consume them. Throw away any open treats.
If Giving Out Treats:
• Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
• Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
• Set up a station with individual bagged treats for kids to take.
Motor Safety:
• Enter and exit driveways carefully.
• Turn on your headlights immediately when you get into the car.
•  Avoid any distractions while driving.
•  Slow down, especially in residential areas.
•  Discourage new or inexperienced drivers from driving during Halloween.
•  Watch for children crossing the street, on medians, at intersections and on curbs.
Follow these cautionary steps to avoid a setback, and enjoy the fun of Halloween. If you are looking for a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating, attend an outdoor Halloween event in a controlled environment with your kids. As a reminder, don’t hesitate to report any suspicious activity. If you see something, say something.
Have a safe, enjoyable and happy Halloween!
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The Wick Theatre Launches Season 8 with Mamma Mia!

Posted on 04 October 2021 by JLusk

The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton opens their 8th season with the smash international hit Mamma Mia!  This sunny, funny mega-musical is infused with joy, nostalgia and the iconic hit songs of Swedish supergroup ABBA.  Broadway stars Jodie Langel and Sean McDermott lead an all-star cast including Meg Frost, Aaron Bower, Britte Steele and more. The show runs from October 7 to November 14, 2021. Tickets are $75-$95. The Tavern at The Wick is open for pre-show dining. Learn more at www.thewick.org or call the box office at 561-995-2333.

“After the past 18 months, I think we all deserve a dose of unbridled fun, and Mamma Mia! is that and more,” Marilynn A. Wick, managing executive producer. “This international phenomenon ran on Broadway for 14 years and has dazzled a global audience of over 65 million. It is the ultimate giddy guilty pleasure that will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.”

Based on the songs of the pop group ABBA, Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson. The musical unfolds on a Greek island paradise where Sophie, a soon-to-be-bride, longs to discover the identity of her father. Bringing three men from her mother’s past back to the island on the eve of her wedding leads to non-stop laughs and explosive song and dance numbers to ABBA hits including “Super Trouper,” “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Thank You for the Music,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes It All” and “SOS.”

The Wick is delighted to welcome back Broadway and National touring stars Jodie Langel (Donna) and Sean McDermott (Sam).  The rest of the all-star cast includes Britte Steele as Rosie, Aaron Bower as Tanya, Robert Koutras as Bill, Doug Chitel as Harry, and Meg Frost as Sophie. The show is directed by Larry Raben, with musical direction by Eden Marte and choreography by Stephen Casey.

Matinee performances are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2 pm. Evening performances are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm.

Masks will be required for all guests and temperature checks will be done at the door.

The Wick Theatre is located at 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487. For more info. and tickets, visit https://thewick.org/events/mamma-mia.

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