CRIME WATCH

Posted on 21 November 2019 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Nov. 9: A woman reported her wallet stolen from her desk at work at 10 Fairway Dr.

Nov. 9: A man reported that a man he knew stole his cell phone valued at $800 from 1377 S. Dixie Hwy.

Nov. 10: A man was arrested and charged with battery on his girlfriend at 125 SE 15St.

Nov. 11: A woman reported that her Nissan Maxima was stolen from 1901 Discovery Cir.

Nov. 11: A man was stopped for drinking alcohol in public at 249 NE 21 Ave. He was issued a Notice to Appear and released.

Lighthouse Point

Nov. 2: Police responded to an alarm call at 4101 NE 27 Terr. Police checked the doors, windows and everything was found secure.

Nov. 3: The victim said he was taking a transit bus at 3600 N. Federal Hwy. and went to pay for a fare for his fiancée. When he returned to his seat, he noticed that someone had stolen his backpack containing a wallet, ID card and social security card. The total loss was $50.

Nov. 4: Police responded to an alarm call at 3010 NE 44 St. The point of entry was the office door. When police arrived, the exterior was inspected and all was found secure.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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Paws For a Cause

Posted on 14 November 2019 by LeslieM

By Rachel Galvin

Dog lovers flocked to Baja Cafe Dos (1310 S. Federal Hwy.) on Sunday, Oct. 27 for this year’s Paws For a Cause event. They brought their four-legged friends with them. This event, hosted by the Woman’s Club of Deerfield Beach, gave to local dog rescues. Within the small parking lot there, they packed in plenty of fun. There were tables set up with information and giveaways from local pet-related businesses. The Woman’s Club had plenty of baskets to raffle off too.

People from Pet Vet, who brought along their large Dalmatian dog mascot Pete, were busy talking about their $25 new client exam. They also had people “Spin To Win” with hopes of winning different treats and toys.

Pet Supermarket (located near Hillsboro & Federal) had pet toys on hand and coupons, as well as doggie biscuits. They even gave away Halloween coloring sheets to kids who attended. It was the first time they were involved.

“We are happy to be part of the event. A lot of customers who come to our store are here,” said Shannon Lipton.

Scruffy to Fluffy pet groomers (located across from City Hall at 101 NE 2 Ave.) were also there. They offer grooming for dogs and cats. They offer all natural products and strive to create a calm and quiet atmosphere for pets (including making sure cats and dogs are not there at the same time).

Milo’s Pet Rescue brought five dogs and two were adopted (possibly more later).

These were just a few vendors.

The highlight of the event was the costume contest. The judges included yours truly, as well as Perry Victor, Gordon Vatch, Vice Mayor Todd Drosky and Commissioner Michael Hudak. After a little deliberation, the winners were clear. For “family” category (human and pet both dressed up), the winner was Bryanna Meade with her dog 11-year-old Dymitry Jones. The overall winner, Willow, charmed the judges by pulling up in a miniature remote control car while wearing sunglasses. The car was operated by the dog’s owner Cherie Disque.

There was also rockin’ music by Iggy DiLeonardo & Marc Claus.

On top of all this, the restaurant itself was giving a portion of its proceeds back to the cause.

The Woman’s Club is always involved in activities. They have many of their own and also are always helping out others. To find out more about the Woman’s Club of Deerfield Beach, visit www.dbwc.org.

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Pompano Chamber Golf Tournament

Posted on 14 November 2019 by LeslieM

By Rachel Galvin

Everyone was hitting the links on Oct. 26 for the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. The event was held at the Greg Norman Course. They are currently working on building a new stage at Galuppi’s there for their weekly entertainment. It is sure to draw a crowd.

“This is my first time. It was great. It is a great course,” said Alec Barr.

“It was an extremely enjoyable tournament. There were so many things on the course – food samples, [drink samples]; it was a lot of fun. The weather was perfect because the rain cooled it down” said Roger Gingrich.

Besides playing golf and enjoying what could be found around the course, players had a buffet style lunch, and could win prizes in the Chinese and silent auction. There also was a wagon that held the grand prizes.

To find out more about the chamber, visit www.pompanobeachchamber.com.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 14 November 2019 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Nov. 5: It was reported that four men stole a Ford F-150 vehicle from 1630 NW 49 St. The loss was estimated at $50,000.

Nov. 5: It was reported that a man who worked for Zager Global, Inc. stole copper valued at about $300 and a cord cutter valued at about $400. The incident was reported at 149 SE 4 St.

Nov. 6: A man reported his bicycle stolen from 1300 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Nov. 6: A man reported that his home at 327 NE 45 Pl. was entered while he and his family slept. An iPad and cell phone were stolen.

Nov. 6: A man reported that 73,000 gallons worth of water was stolen from his home at 1214 SE 12 Terr. for a loss of about $328.

Lighthouse Point

Oct. 24: Police responded to an alarm call at 2821 NE 47 St. It was determined that it was an accidental trip by the homeowner to let a painter in.

Nov. 1: A resident found $250 in cash in a store at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. It was placed into property.

Nov. 1: Police responded to an interior alarm call at 4420 NE 24 Terr. The property was found to be secure.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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Kiwanis One Day

Posted on 11 November 2019 by LeslieM

By Rachel Galvin

Kiwanians are always about giving back and, on Oct. 26, they did just that. At the Woman’s Club clubhouse in Deerfield, local Kiwanians, as well as members of their Key Club from Deerfield Beach High and a representative from Circle K International from Florida Atlantic University, as well as someone from their K-Kids division at Deerfield Beach Elementary, participated in Kiwanis One Day, a day when all Kiwanians do some sort of community service. This club chose to benefit SOS Children’s Villages by finishing no-sew blankets for the foster kids there. They also had volunteers create cards for vets, stamp the Kiwanis name on dictionaries and thesauruses to be given out to kids, put together goody bags for students who are nominated by their teachers because they brought up their grades or were terrific kids of character, and created luminaria bags for the Hope on the Beach event, which was held on Nov. 2 and benefits the American cancer Society. (See Pg. 1 for more details).

“I think it’s really nice. It’s really fun. It’s good for the community. I feel like I am doing a service. The [Community Service] hours are just a bonus,” said Jake Nilsson, who was busy tying knots on the end of the blankets, with his mom Joanne.

Kimberly Casseus and Ritchelle Pierre-Seide were busy coloring luminaria bags.

Casseus said, “It’s cool to have a chance to give back to the community.”

Pierre-Seide added, “I want [those battling Cancer] to know they are not alone. I want them to know they can fight and feel gorgeous about it and to know they are a fighter.”

Eric Cerpa, who was creating Veterans Day cards, said, “It’s a good thing to do, for people who serve this country.”

Lauren Mechtly said, “It’s actually really fun. I love helping out with the community. It gives me a good opportunity to interact with other schools and people.”

She has been in the Key Club for three years and finds the group has given her an opportunity to be more outgoing and improve her leadership skills.

“Kiwanis One Day is celebrated internationally and shows the world impact we can make in one day all around the world in 80 nations,” said Kiwanian Kerri Gordon, who said clubs were doing a wide variety of projects from planting trees to helping the homeless and beyond. “There are at least 100 people here.”

“I think it is really great that kids could come out on a Saturday to help the community,” said Angela Huang.

“This is a great event, getting the kids out. It is really amazing,” said Kiwanian Ed Dietrich.

“It is a nice way to spend a Saturday,” said Bryan Valle.

After pitching in with the various projects, everyone enjoyed hot dogs, chips, soda and water, and root beer floats!

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Halloween fun at Oveta McKeithen

Posted on 11 November 2019 by LeslieM

By Rachel Galvin

Kids ran screaming and laughing out of the Haunted House put together in the Johnny Tigner Center while the main activities were happening next door at the Leo J. Robb Gymnasium at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex in Deerfield Friday night, Oct. 25. This yearly event is always plenty of fun centered around Halloween. Kids, and some parents too, get dressed up and hang out for awhile to partake in the festivities. Kids could bounce in the bounce house, decorate a cookie, play video games and more.

The costume contest on the stage was watched by people on the bleachers, with judges including Velmina Williams, of Kiwanis West, who seems to be on-the-scene at many District 2 events, and Brenda Cox and Grace Dowdell, of Boys & Girls Night Out.

There was a toddler area this year next to a large bounce house. It was being manned by Timouria Bentley and Sarah Charles.

“We have a ball pit, tunnel throw rings and more,” said Bentley.

“It is a safe zone so they won’t get hurt,” added Charles.

Saher Shakil and Camila Vazquez, of Universal Rentals & Events, were creating balloon animals for kids.

“We do local events, from Plantation to Daytona Beach. Today, we are doing balloons. We also do face painting, rentals for bounce houses and more,” said Vasquez.

Aliyah Gowdy, Miss Deerfield Beach USA, was on-site and posed for a picture with Vice Mayor Drosky and Commissioner Hudak. She plans on competing for Miss Florida USA next.

Amanda Cannon does not live in the community, but works as general manager for Five Guys here, which gave out 20 $5 gift cards at the event.

“I am not from this community, but I came out to support,” said Cannon.

Freda Dean came out with her kids Tasheem and Maylasia.

“This is our second year coming. They are both having a ball. They can’t sit still,” she said.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 07 November 2019 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Oct. 22: A woman reported her purse was stolen from her vehicle parked at 1260 SW 11Ave.

Oct. 25: A man reported that his motorcycle was stolen from an apartment complex parking lot at 545 Trace Cir.

Oct. 25: It was reported that a female employee of IHOP stole $232 in cash. The incident was reported at 516 S. Federal Hwy.

Oct. 25: It was reported a Dodge Caravan was stolen from 900 NW 45 St.

Oct. 26: It was reported that a Chevrolet Malibu was stolen from an apartment complex at 766 Rich Dr.

Lighthouse Point

Oct. 15: Police responded to a call of an alarm sounding for three minutes at 2700 NE 46 St. It was determined that it was an accidental trip by the housekeeper.

Oct. 18: A black purse was discovered near a dumpster at 2002 NE 36 St. It was brought to the lobby of the police department and placed into inventory.

Oct. 18: A large dead alligator carcass was found floating west in the waterway from 2540 NE 48Ct. It was pushed to the middle of the canal so that it would float out with the tide.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 31 October 2019 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Oct. 15: A woman reported that someone entered the bedroom of her apartment and stole two televisions. The incident was reported at 550 NE 44 St.

Oct. 15: A man said that while he was in a bank, someone broke into his car parked at 3000 W. Hillsboro Blvd. and stole a black bank bag.

Oct. 15: A woman reported that her vehicle parked at 1110 S. Military Trl. was broken into and a wallet with credit cards, $10, a $400 check and a driver’s license were stolen.

Oct. 16: A man reported that he saw his car being stolen from a parking lot at 1074 S. Military Trl. He called 911 and the car was soon recovered. A suspect was found and arrested, and charged with stealing the car.

Oct. 16: A man was arrested and charged with petty theft at Home Depot at 60 SW 12Ave.

Oct. 19: A man was seen stealing audio marine speakers valued at $520 from West Marine at 110 N. Federal Hwy.

Lighthouse Point

Oct. 14: Police responded to an alarm call at 3098 N. Federal Hwy. A perimeter search was conducted and the call was cleared. There were no signs of forced entry.

Oct. 15: Police responded to numerous alarm calls at 2550 NE 31Ct. It was determined to be a false alarm and that a realtor was on site.

Oct. 15: An alarm went off for the patio and family room at 2330 NE 28 St. The owner was home and it was determined to be a false alarm.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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Sweet Lipz Desserts Grand Opening

Posted on 24 October 2019 by LeslieM

By Rachel Galvin

Our area just got a whole lot sweeter with the addition of a new dessert shop called Sweet Lipz, at 1563 N. Dixie Hwy. in Pompano. You may recognize the name. They also have a food truck and are frequent participants in local events. They held their Grand Opening on Saturday, Oct. 12, which brought in quite a crowd to taste samples of their banana pudding and other delights. This reporter bought a Brookie for $3 (a combination of a brownie and a cookie) and it was delicious! They also had cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, cinnamon rolls and more. Look for new pastries, doughnuts and bread to come soon.

“I just don’t bake. I study food. I learned from my mom and my grandmother …” said owner Jesse “Jay” Williams, who said that Sweet Lipz came from his nickname as he and his brother tried to sneak some samples of desserts as a child.

The whole family was out for the celebration, including grandma Pat Williams, mom Rose Isaac, Aunt Sahara Abramson, Aunt Barbara Watson, who is also a state rep., along with Jay, his wife, Mallory, and his kids Jesse, Jessie, J’lah and Jordan. Come out to grab a sweet treat and meet the family! They are open 6:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. They are closed Sunday and Monday.

For more information, visit www.sweetlipzdesserts.com.

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Halloween Horse Show and Fair

Posted on 24 October 2019 by LeslieM

By David Volz

U Can Ride hosted its annual Halloween Horse Show and Fair at Sand and Spurs Equestrian Park in Pompano Beach on Oct. 12.

Those who came could enjoy a wide range of fun and interesting activities. There was a Halloween costume contest on horseback, contests in barrel racing and walk, trot and cantor. Children could also ride a pony. There were arts & crafts, a bounce house, games and other fun activities. Members of the Pompano Beach Firefighters Benevolent barbecued hotdogs, hamburgers and other food that was sold to visitors. The money they raised went to the U Can Ride Therapeutic Riding program.

“This is a fun, family day. Members of the horse community competed in various activities,” said Jennifer Gross, of U Can Ride. “We had plenty of good food, and people from the community had a good time.”

Emma Loesel participated in the horseback riding competition on her horse named Stryker. She competed in barrel racing and walk, trot and cantor. She lives in Deerfield Beach.

“I love horses and I like being a part of this competition,” said Loesel.

Madeline Devendorf, who lives in Pompano Beach, competed on her horse named Corona.

“I like this show. I get to be with my friends. I really love barrel racing,” said Devendorf.

Rick Cupo, of Pompano Beach Firefighters Benevolent, was helping to prepare and serve food.

“The money we raise goes back to U Can Ride. We want to give back to the community,” said Cupo.

For more information on U Can Ride, visit www.ucanride.org.

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