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

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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

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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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St. Ambrose Carnival–Feb. 27-March 1

Posted on 21 February 2020 by JLusk

Don’t miss this year’s carnvial at St. Ambrose. With proceeds benefiting the school, the event is filled with plenty to do, including carnvial rides, games and plenty of food. There also is always live entertainment from locals. Get more details at



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Author Presentation & Scholarship Fundraiser Luncheon–Saturday, March 14

Posted on 20 February 2020 by JLusk

Join the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Pompano Beach Branch at their Annual Scholarship Event luncheon. Featured Author, Alyssa Maxwell, knew from an early age she wanted to be a novelist. Growing up in New England & traveling to Great Britain fueled a passion for history, while a love of puzzles drew her to the mystery genre.  She is the author of The Gilded Newport Mysteries and A Lady and Lady’s Maid Mysteries.  She and her husband reside in Florida, where she is a member of The Mystery Writers of American, Florida Chapter and the Florida Romance Writers. Event includes awesome Raffle items. Books available for purchase.  Luncheon Cost: $55. Lighthouse Point Yacht Club; 2701 NE 42 nd St, Lighthouse Point. Reservations Required. For information, call 312 316-6229 or email: Guests Welcome.

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Annual Black Heritage Banquet–Feb. 22

Posted on 18 February 2020 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks & Recreation Department would like to invite you to join us for the Annual Black Heritage Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m at the Leo J. Robb Gym, 445 SW 2 St. Come out for delicious food and live performance performed by after school theater program that is made up of 30 local 8- to 17 -year old children. See who is honored from the community this year and listen to a keybote speaker. Tickets are $25 at the door ($20 pre-sale). Tables are $180 for a table of 10. Buy your tickets at Central City Campus (401 SW 4 St.) on Tuesday’s or Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. or  at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex. *It is recommended that guests wear African attire; however, it is not required*

For more information please contact the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429.

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Pat Anderson’s Plein Air Art Fundraiser Day at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Posted on 12 February 2020 by JLusk

Local artist Pat Anderson will have a special event on Tuesday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pat teaches people to paint en plein air. As she always says, “Learn to Paint what you see while you see it…tomorrow it will change.”  The class includes a tour of the historic Bonnet House, art supplies and use of her patented Leaf Bar Table/easel at lakeside Royal Palms. You can learn Fashion Illustration by studying the influence of ERTE sculptures & Hugh the Swan for future figure art.  Pat taught Fashion Illustration at the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute and elsewhere. Only pay at the class, which goes directly to the Bonnet House.  Additional money Donations will be accepted by volunteers at the class.   Reserve your space now at This is just one of the weekly classes Pat has. Find out more info. at

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Seminole Hard Rock to begin guitar light show–worth the drive

Posted on 12 February 2020 by JLusk

 Coming off the primetime reveal of Hard Rock International’s Big Game commercial starring music and entertainment powerhouse Jennifer Lopez, The Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will premiere a new “The Guitar Hotel Light Show” with songs performed by Jennifer Lopez on Thursday, Feb. 13. The one-of-a-kind show is also in conjunction with the brand’s announcement of the “Hard Rock Live Like a Legend $2M Giveaway,” where winners will receive a total of over $2 million in packages and prizes, including one grand prize winner of the “Live Like JLo $100,000 Experience.”

The spectacle will feature a mashup of six of Lopez’s top hits, giving guests a breathtaking display of sights and sounds. The special Guitar Hotel Light Show is scheduled to have four showings on Feb. 13: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The new spectacle will be included in future The Guitar Hotel Light Shows.

As part of the “Live Like JLo $100,000 Experience,” a lucky winner and a guest will receive an ultra-VIP four-night escape to stay like JLo at the world’s first Guitar Hotel. The grand prize also includes First Class round-trip airfare for two, two days in a private cabana at the 13.5-acre Bora Bora lagoon, $2,500 resort credit to use for spa treatments, shopping or dining and an additional $25,000 cash—a total prize value of $100,000. For a free chance to win, please enter at Sweepstakes runs through Feb. 29.

The Guitar Hotel Light Show is a daily spectacle featuring a series of orchestrated outdoor music and light shows showcasing the LED lights built into all sides of the brand new and immaculate Guitar Hotel. The lights are programmed to change color and intensity and are choreographed to different songs. Six high-powered beams of light accentuate the production by projecting at least 20,000 feet into the sky. The six lights mimic the strings of an imaginary guitar neck.

For The Guitar Hotel Light Show updates and times please visit or follow Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s social media pages: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.

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Pompano hosts Gospel Fest

Posted on 22 January 2020 by JLusk

The City of Pompano Beach hosts Gospel Fest, featuring John P. Kee, at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6 St. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at  5 p.m.

The City of Pompano Beach is hosting an extraordinary evening of inspiring music called Gospel Fest. The concert will feature headliner John P. Kee with special guests Marvin Sapp, Sensere and Brother’s Keeper. 

Gospel Fest is part of the City of Pompano Beach’s celebration of Black History Month and is presented in collaboration with The Tiger Trail Festival. The concert takes place on Saturday, February 22nd at 5:00 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater located at 1806 NE 6th Street. Tickets are on sale now for $29 – $49 plus fees and may be purchased through  
John P. Kee has earned accolades as one the most popular contemporary gospel artists of his generation, regularly peaking near the top of the Billboard gospel charts and more than a dozen Stellar Awards, 20 GMWA Excellence Awards, a Soul Train Award and two Billboard Music Awards. 
The Grammy Award-winning Marvin Sapp has enjoyed a decorated music career receiving 22 Stellar Awards, two Soul Train Music Awards, two BET Awards, two Dove Awards, and eight BMI songwriter’s awards. 
Sensere is an urban inspirational soul band from Miami, Florida. Combining elements of Funk and Soul with their exquisite harmonies and full-bodied sound, they have had several Billboard charting songs and the MTV mainstay “Got Jesus.” 
Brother’s Keeper is a Gospel R & B group formed by two brothers, Adrian and Corey Drummond of Ft. Lauderdale.

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Save the Date: Get Shipwrecked at the Hillsboro Lighthouse

Posted on 22 January 2020 by JLusk

Aaarrgghh … Calling all Pirates and Lady Pirates !!!

You are invited to attend the Shipwreck at the Lighthouse 113th Anniversary Fundraising Gala at the Hillsboro Lighthouse on Friday, March 13, 2020 from Sunset (7 pm) to Moonrise (11 pm).

Last year, the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society (HLPS) sold out their 2019 event in less than two weeks. Each year, this evening gets better and better. This is the fourth year that the non-profit has invited the community to celebrate and help preserve its historic aid to navigation.

For $170.00 per person, or $1,313.00 for a Captain’s Table of Eight, guests will dine on waiter- served hors d’oeuvres, plated signature salad, assorted fresh rolls, plated duet entrée with Maine lobster tail and filet mignon served with whipped Yukon gold potatoes, grilled asparagus spears, baby French carrots, and a dessert bar … especially prepared and served by Hugh’s Catering of Oakland Park.

Plus, there will be an open bar with liquor, beer and wine. The Promise Band will provide live music of the 60s, soul and Motown.

This will be the only night of the year when guests can climb the 175 stairs to the top of the Lighthouse to enter the Lens Room, where you will see the brightest and only working second-order bivalve Fresnel lens in the world!

The view, from that height at night, is more spectacular than the daytime as the water reflects all the glowing lights from shore. It is something awesome to behold. Women are reminded to please bring non-heel, closed-toe shoes in order to climb the stairs. Sneakers work best.

Last year, the line to get up to the Lighthouse was a bit of a wait,  as only 15 people are allowed on top, at a time, to prevent overcrowding. This year, the HLPS is offering the first 20 guests who pay $50 each the opportunity to “Jump to the Head of the Line” with Private Historic Tour of the Lens Room plus have their photo taken sitting next to the Diamond Lens.

And the evening is just getting started. There will be three special activities going on during the evening: There will be a Silent Auction filled with remarkable items; there will be a Live Auction for a ride on the Goodyear Blimp.

This year, getting to the Gala is even easier and more fun. Leave your car at Alsdorf Park, located at 2901 NE 14th Street, Pompano Beach, and take the ferry at the dock to the Hillsboro Lighthouse. At the end of the evening, you will return via ferry to your car. This is the only way to get onto the private Lighthouse Property.

The first of two ferry transports will leave the dock at 6:15 pm, followed by the second one in 15 minute intervals. The waiter-served hors d’oeuvres will begin promptly at 7:15 pm and continue for the next hour. If you don’t want to miss these mouth-watering morsels, please consider leaving early, parking early, and taking the earliest ferries possible.

Another entertainment innovation, for the 2020 Gala, is that guests have the option of dressing in classy Pirate garb … in keeping with the Shipwrecked theme. If costumes aren’t your thing, the Chic Elegance of Black & White (to match the colors of the Lighthouse) attire is totally acceptable.

Corporations, businesses, and organizations that are interested in sponsorship opportunities will benefit from prominent graphic signage on all marketing materials, and receive a swag bag of souvenir items, plus a yearly Business Membership to the HLPS.

This Fundraising Gala was the creative concept of Divich & Doone. Every dollar raised goes directly into the HLPS Fund, which subsidizes annual maintenance, repair and restoration of the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse.

If you are a fan of lighthouses, in general, and are passionate about supporting the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, in particular, then please consider attending this event, donating a Silent Auction item, or being a business sponsor.

Tickets will be sold online through Eventbrite … If you have any further questions, wish to be a corporate/business sponsor, or want to donate an item to the Silent Auction, please contact Debbie Divich via e-mail or phone (786) 251-0811.





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