Dunn’s Run

Posted on 16 September 2023 by JLusk

Get ready to run… or walk… Dunn’s Run is back. On October 1, the popular 5 mile/ 5 K Walk/ Run will begin at the crack of dawn on Deerfield’s beach. Winners will receive trophies and there will be vendors on hand. It is a great family-friendly activity whether you participate or just cheer them on. This is the 27th year for the event that was named for its founder, the late JR Dunn. The event, which is presented by JM Family Enterprises, continues in his name and still gives back to the Boys & Girls Club.

For more information, visit www.DunnsRun.com.

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Disney Treasure Unveiled

Posted on 05 September 2023 by JLusk


By Rachel Galvin

Disney Cruise Line has unveiled their newest ship, The Disney Treasure, which will set sail on December 21, 2024 from Port Canaveral, Florida. This is the sister ship to the Disney Wish that launched in 2022. The Disney Treasure is the perfect ship for Disney lovers and families as they adventure on the high seas.

The design is based on beloved Disney characters and movies, from the Grand Hall, looking much like Agrabah from “Aladdin,” to the Plaza de Coco restaurant reminiscent of the movie “Coco” and beyond. Guests can venture 20,000 leagues under the sea at Periscope Pub, venture into the Skipper Society, inspired by The Jungle Cruise, or unite with fellow adventurers at Worlds of Marvel. They can watch classic Disney films at Wonderland and Neverland Cinemas, or catch a play based on Disney films at the Walt Disney Theatre.

Adults can kick back at the Quiet Cove with its pool and lounge or at the Senses spa while kids enjoy the Mickey and Minnie Captain’s Deck filled with nautical adventures inside or go outside to the Toy Story Splash Zone, or Aquamouse: The Curse of the Golden Egg, which includes animated shorts and 760 feet of winding tubes that kids can be propelled through down to the pool below. There are actually seven pools to enjoy.

If kids really want to discover and explore, they can visit Disney’s Oceaneer Club or get creative at the Walt Disney Imagineering Lab. They can go to a galaxy far, far away and explore new creatures at Star Wars: Cargo Bay, get recruited by the Marvel Super Hero Academy or enjoy royal splendor at Fairytale Hall.

The whole family can also compete at Hero Zone, a sports and recreation venue. Then, they can participate in a Family Time Game Show or other activities at the Lion King inspired Sarabi.

If you are hungry after all that adventuring, they have plenty to choose from, from Mickey & Friends Festival of Food for quick service to themed sit-down luxurious options like Palo Steakhouse, Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement and The Rose.

Then, settle in to luxurious accommodations, from spaces that work well for families to the luxurious concierge suites, two-story Royal Suites and the futuristic Tomorrow Tower Suite.

The ship offers seven-night itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean from Port Canaveral. They set sail next year but you can book as early as September 20 (September 12 for Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club members.

Want to know more about what the Disney Treasure has to offer? You don’t need a treasure map. Just visit disneycruise.com/treasure. Adventure awaits!

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Fatal BSO helicopter crash in Pompano

Posted on 28 August 2023 by JLusk

A Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue helicopter crashed into an apartment building in Pompano Beach this morning, Monday August 28. This evidently took place in the area of north Dixie Highway and Atlantic Boulevard just southwest of the Pompano Beach Airpark at approximately 8:45 a.m. Three people were on board, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The crash left a gaping hole in the roof.

Later it was reported that Captain Terryson Jackson passed away. Evidently, a woman in the apartment complex, yet unnamed also passed away.

This statement was released by BSO: “With a heavy heart, we announce the untimely loss of a longtime employee, Captain Terryson Jackson, who passed away this morning, August 28, 2023, after a BSO Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services helicopter crashed in Pompano Beach. Captain Jackson proudly served the people of Broward County for 19 years. He began his fire rescue career in March 2004 in Deerfield Beach and joined the BSO family in October 2011 when the two agencies merged.
As a flight paramedic, he impacted the community daily, providing critical patients with the highest pre-hospital care. He consistently showed an unmatched passion for the job. He always provided expert care, compassion and reassurance to those during their most significant time of need. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jackson family during this difficult time. His BSO family will forever carry on his legacy.”



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Back to School Holiday

Posted on 25 July 2023 by JLusk

It is time for the Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday! You can get many items tax-free from July 24-Aug. 6.

Items that are exempt during this time period:

Clothing and Footwear:

Clothing and footwear items valued at $60 or less. This includes shirts, pants, dresses, shoes, socks and various other clothing and footwear options.

School Supplies:

School supplies with a value of $15 or less. This includes items like pens, pencils, notebooks, binders, calculators, backpacks, lunchboxes and more.

Computers and Accessories:

Computers and related accessories up to $1,500. This covers laptops, tablets, keyboards, mice, monitors, and other computer peripherals. (The tax exemption applies to eligible items purchased for personal use only, and any purchases for trade, business, or commercial purposes are not covered).

The sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items. Additionally, the sales tax holiday does not apply to sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.

For more info., visit www.floridarevenue.com/backtoschool.

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4th of July in Deerfield

Posted on 21 June 2023 by JLusk


The City of Deerfield Beach is excited to announce that this year’s 4th of July event will be back at the beach. The celebration kicks off at noon with music, vendors, and more. The night will be wrapping up with a spectacular fireworks show!  Here are a few things you should know:

  • Fireworks will be launching from the Pier at 9:05 p.m.
  • There will be several road and facility closures related to the 4th of July Celebration: 
    • International Fishing Pier will be closed on TBD, and will reopen at 6:00 AM on Wednesday, July 5th. 
    • On July 4th, Ocean Way from Hillsboro Boulevard to SE 4th Street, the Main Beach Parking Lot, the lot behind Ocean Rescue, and the Pier Parking Lot will close, reopening the morning of July 5th. 
    • SE 2 Street and SE 1 Street will close at A1A, Monday, July 4th at 6:00 a.m., reopening on the morning of July 5th. 
    • On July 4th, from 6-11 p.m., the Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge will remain in the lock-down position from  6-11 p.m for pedestrian traffic. 
    • Parking on the barrier island will be limited during the event. Complimentary parking will be available at the Cove Shopping Center, Sullivan Park, and St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Attendees can make the short walk across the bridge to the event or take the complimentary shuttle service that will pick up at the Cove Shopping Center, St. Ambrose, and drop off at SE 4th Street. 
    • The Shuttle Service will run as follows:
      • TBD
      • 11 p.m. to midnight
        Entertainer Time 
        Andrew Morris 5:00 PM-6:00 PM 
        Force Majeure 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
        Whiskey Country 8:00 PM-9:05 PM

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Mizner Park Downtown Drive Car Show

Posted on 17 June 2023 by JLusk

Celebrate Father’s Day at Mizner Park in Boca Raton on Sunday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a showcase of Antique, Classic, European Sport & Exotic Cars. There will be a Kids Area too. The car show is free with free parking in one of the garages. Car show fees go toward the Make a Wish Foundation of Southern Florida.



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10th Annual Boca Burger Battle

Posted on 15 June 2023 by JLusk

If you like burgers, you will love the Boca Burger Battle!
This year, they are kicking off the 10th Annual Boca Burger Battle with an epic free-entry “Pre-Party Happy Hour” the day before. The pre-party is July 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be live music by School of Rock Boca Raton, exciting games, as well as beer, wine and spirits. 
The main event is July 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. (VIP gets in at 6 p.m.) and will not only include plenty of burgers to try, but also more live music by Miss Dympsey’s Class, beery, wine and spirits.  Come see who will win the coveted top spots in the Boca Burger Battle!
Get your pre-sale tickets now: General Admission Tickets are Pre-Sale $65 Per Person / Regularly $100 and VIP Tickets are Pre-Sale $85 Per Person / Regularly $125.
Their non-profit partner is the Children’s Giving Foundation.
Both events take place at Sanborn Square Park, 72 N. Federal Hwy.

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Posted on 14 June 2023 by JLusk

The African American Heritage Board and the City of Deerfield Beach will be hosting the Juneteenth Celebration Freedom Fest on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, 445 SW 2 Street, from 2 to 8 p.m. Come out and enjoy live entertainment, a kid’s zone and more!    

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Sales Tax Holiday

Posted on 02 June 2023 by JLusk

With Hurricane Season officially here, it is time for the annual sales tax holiday. Now you can stock up on important items to prepare for the storm tax free… but it only lasts until June 9, so better hurry!





For more info. and to see this image more clearly, visit this link and click on Consumers:  https://floridarevenue.com/DisasterPrep/Pages/default.aspx. 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art Awarded Grant to Restore Louise Nevelson Sculpture

Posted on 19 May 2023 by JLusk

The Boca Raton Museum of Art announced the completion of the restoration of a major sculpture by pioneering artist Louise Nevelson, a leading American sculptor of the 20th-century and innovator in site-specific art installations. The restoration was funded by a grant from Bank of America’s Art Conservation Project, a global program providing grants to nonprofit cultural institutions to conserve historically or culturally significant works of art, including works that have been designated as national treasures.

Among the 13 museums in the U.S. that were selected this year, the Boca Raton Museum of Art is the only museum in South Florida that was chosen. This year, Bank of America selected 23 cultural preservation projects globally, including artwork restoration projects across the U.S., and abroad in China, France, Lebanon, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, and the U.K. This year’s grant recipients include: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC; The Paris Museum of Modern Art; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh; The National Gallery in London;  The Hong Kong Palace Museum; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and the San Diego Museum of Art, among others.

The work, Shadow Chord, created in 1969, exhibits stacked boxes completely covered by Nevelson’s signature flat black paint, giving this installation the imposing presence of a cityscape that alters the viewer’s perception of light and space. Since acquiring the piece in 2001, the Museum has followed professional conservation standards and taken measures to minimize the deterioration of the artwork. However, the work was in need of repairing the damage to the surface due to natural aging and handling after more than five decades since its creation.

“The Boca Raton Museum of Art is honored to receive this prestigious grant from the Bank of America Conservation Project,” says Irvin Lippman, the Museum’s Executive Director. “Nevelson’s sculpture commands a singular position in our galleries for our museumgoers to enjoy, and we are grateful for this support for its crucial restoration. Painted in her signature matte black paint, featuring abstract compositions composed of scavenged bits of discarded wood and boxes, they transform into striking sculptural walls built to an architectural scale, an engulfing, sensuous environment full of shadows and mystery ― this artwork continues to be a favorite for our visitors.”

Since it began in 2010, the Bank of America Art Conservation Project has funded the conservation of individual pieces of art through more than 237 projects in 40 countries across six continents, conserving paintings, sculptures, and archaeological and architectural pieces that are critically important to cultural heritage and the history of art. “Knowing the importance of supporting access to the arts, Bank of America is excited to partner with the Boca Raton Museum of Art through the Art Conservation Project,” said Fabiola Brumley, president, Bank of America Palm Beach County. “Art and objects of cultural heritage are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of time, and the conservation of these works allows society at large to continue to be inspired by the rich diversity of the human experience.”

Nevelson (1899-1988) immigrated from Ukraine with her family to the United States in 1905, settling in Rockland, Maine. In 1920, she married Charles Nevelson, a wealthy ship owner, and enrolled at the Art Students League in New York to study painting, voice, and dance. She held her first solo exhibition in New York in 1941. Over the next several decades, she became a pioneer in large-scale installations, an uncommon achievement for women of her generation. Shadow Chord, was created at the height of Nevelson’s artistic career and embodies the visual language of her work with its complex wood assemblages and monochromatic color, representing her relentless dedication to her art.

Other works by Nevelson that employ a similar technique are part of collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., the Tate in London, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, attesting to the importance of her work.

The completed work is currently on view on the second floor at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432.

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