Stormwater & Flood Resiliency Master Plan Workshops

Posted on 20 September 2021 by JLusk

 
The City of Deerfield Beach invites residents to attend the Stormwater & Flood Resiliency Master Plan Update workshops. There will be a workshop for each district, from  7 to 9 p.m.,  on the following dates:
District One — Monday, September 20
District Two — Tuesday, September 21
District Three — Monday, September 27
District Four — Tuesday, September 28
The workshop will inform on the status of the Stormwater Master Plan and share results, findings, and updates on major capital improvement efforts. The reason there is a focus on districts is to discuss the Flood Mitigation Grant Assistance projects specific to each of the districts. Community input is essential and will be solicited during this workshop. For more information visit HERE

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District 4 Virtual Saturday Office Hours — Oct. 2

Posted on 20 September 2021 by JLusk

 
 
District 4 Commissioner, Todd Drosky is happy to host Saturday office hours via teleconference, Saturday, Oct. 2.  
 
Commissioner Drosky will be available via telephone to speak with constituents on an appointment basis, between the hours of 10 a.m. to  noon.
 
To schedule an appointment please contact the City Manager’s Office at 954-480-4263 or web.citymgr@deerfield-beach.com .

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Community Relations Council meeting next Monday

Posted on 20 September 2021 by JLusk

 

Broward Health North is hosting the Community Relations Council Meeting on Monday, September 27 from 8 to 9 a.m. in the conference center. It includes breakfast, speakers and networking.

 

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Aquatic Center Closed for Dolphins SFRSL Swim Meet

Posted on 17 September 2021 by JLusk

 
 
The Department of Parks and Recreation would like to notify residents that the Aquatic Center, located at 501 SE 6 Avenue, will be closed on Saturday, October 9, 2021 , for a scheduled Dolphins Recreational Swim Meet. The Aquatic Center will reopen for regularly scheduled hours, Sunday, October 10, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
 
For more information, call the Aquatics Ticket Booth at 954-420-2262.

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Kidnapper arrested in Deerfield

Posted on 15 September 2021 by JLusk

Broward Sheriff’s Office SWAT/Fugitive Unit detectives and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Max Carias-Carrilo for kidnapping two children in Deerfield Beach.
 
BSO Special Victims Unit detectives led a coordinated operation with the collaboration of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, BSO SWAT, Homeland Security Investigations and the Miami Police Department to locate Carias-Carrilo. Detectives found him at a hotel in Miami shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Investigators said his car was packed with his belongings, and he appeared to have no plans to surrender. 
 
On Aug. 27, at approximately 8:19 p.m., BSO deputies and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to an emergency call for medical assistance in the 4400 block of Crystal Lake Drive in Deerfield Beach. On scene, emergency crews made contact with an adult female victim suffering from multiple injuries. 
 
Through further investigation, deputies learned the victim, who was transported to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries, had been assaulted by Carias-Carrilo. Detectives later determined Carias-Carrilo had taken 5-year-old Zaynah Obidy and 6-year-old Zain Obidy from the residence. 
 
During the search for the siblings, detectives requested that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement issue a statewide AMBER Alert. On Saturday, Aug. 28, the BSO Special Victims Unit located the children. They were in good condition and were reunited with their family. 
 
Carias-Carrilo is currently being held without bond at the BSO Main Jail and faces two counts of armed kidnapping for the incident involving Zaynah and Zain on Aug. 27 in Deerfield Beach. He also faces an additional count of aggravated battery with a weapon. 

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Community Health & Wellness Fair

Posted on 11 September 2021 by JLusk

The Key Club was one of the many groups in attendance.

By Rachel Galvin

On September 11, Zion Lutheran was the site of a Community Health & Wellness Fair. Tents took over the parking lot filled with plenty of health information and other information on everything from children’s services to Hospice care. The Kiwanis Club and their Key Club was there as well. Mayor Bill Ganz and Commissioner Drosky were among those in attendance at the opening ceremony as the event began. 

The event was held in memory of Alexis J. Marion, who took her life in February 2020. Her parents, Mari and Michael were at the fair. Mari said that when Alexis was struggling, the city and Broward Sheriff’s Office were there for them, something for which she is very thankful, but she found that certain other mental health organizations and services were not. That is something that they continue to bring up — the need for there to be services available when needed. “When kids need help, show up,” she said. “All kids just want to be heard.” She said they wanted to make sure this never happens to another family. 

That is a reason they support Deerfield Beach Community Cares. Executive Director of the group, Joel Smith, said his goal to be at events like this one is to listen to the community and determine what the people’s needs are and how he can match providers with those who need the services. He had people fill out a survey asking what types of programs they would like to see and how they handle situations like stress in their life.

See photos on the Observer Newspaper Online Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

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Tickets on sale for FT. Lauderdale Concours, presenting sponsor announced

Posted on 01 September 2021 by JLusk

 The Fort Lauderdale Concours (FTLC) is pleased to announce Lotus Cars USA, the innovative sports and racing car manufacturer, as the presenting sponsor of its 1st annual event.

Showcasing an elegant display of classic cars, lifestyle curations, fine art and live music, the FTLC will be held on Friday, October 29, from 5-10 p.m. on the rooftop event space of the Las Olas Parking Garage at the Intracoastal Waterway (200 Las Olas Circle, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316). Tickets are now on sale. 

“We are thrilled to partner with Lotus, a daring company that has been mavericks in the automotive industry,” states Maria Jannace, founder and CEO of FTLC & The New York City Concours (TNYCC), which had its immensely successful premiere in September 2019. “Lotus values the history and heritage of the automobile while continually pushing to innovate and that forward thinking vision mirrors our own mission to honor the concours d’elegance universe through reinvention.”

“The FTLC is creating a bold, electric event that speaks directly to our audience of passionate car enthusiasts and we just had to be a part of it,” explains Geoff Dowding, executive director, Sales and Aftersales of Group Lotus. “Maria’s rooftop concours series is at the forefront of reimaging a new standard for classic car exhibitions for future generations.” 

Ticketing for the limited capacity FTLC is comparable with concours events, while offering added entertainment experiences. From now until September 30, Advanced VIP tickets are $125 and $150 starting October 1st. Additionally, in collaboration with the renowned Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS, running  October 27-31), a discounted combination ticket can be purchased for the FTLC and FLIBS Windward VIP Experience (Friday only) for $420 — offering a unique confluence of the automotive and recreational marine enthusiast in an ambiance of grandeur not previously presented. 

Admission to the FTLC’s reinvented “classic car show” includes:

  • Classic Automobiles: 35+ rarely-seen, iconic cars including the Lotus Emira
  • Cocktails and Canapes: Denison Yachting Sunset Rooftop Lounge, including specialty spirits and wine tastings
  • Sneaker Curation: Mixed media artist Matt Senna will curate a high-end collectable sneaker display that will match select cars on display
    Sweepstakes: Premiere online watch magazine HODINKEE will host a sweepstakes for a $5k watch, attendees can opt in at time of ticket purchase
  • Fine Art: Acclaimed automotive custom artist Ray Drea will be creating a stylized art piece of the Lotus Emira painted live during the event and will feature a gallery of his completed works plus other fine and pop artists
  • Live Music and DJ: Valerie Tyson Band, an eight piece electrifying band specializing in top 40 popular music, Jazz, Classic Rock, R&B and Reggae, and international DJ Anna de Ferran aka ADF
  • Fashion: Zaddy fashion component
  • Stunning Venue: Rooftop with 360º view of the city’s picturesque beach, Intracoastal waterway, marina and downtown skyline  

Charitable partners are the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) and the RPM Foundation, which will have a presence at the event. Go to https://www.ftlconcours.com/tickets to purchase.

For further details on the FTLC, including exhibits, sign up for updates at ftlconcours.com

 

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9/11 A Day For Honoring Our Heroes

Posted on 01 September 2021 by JLusk

The City of Pompano Beach Parks & Recreation Department in collaboration with Pompano Beach Fire Rescue, The Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Pompano Beach Historical Society invite you to “9/11: A Day for Honoring Our Heroes.” The virtual event will be held on Saturday, September 11th at 9 a.m. The ceremony will be a special morning of remembrance, recognition and celebration featuring guest speakers, musicians and a special performance by the Ft. Lauderdale Symphonic Winds, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.

The September 11th Remembrance event will be accessible to view on the City’s Youtube Channel, website www.pompanobeachfl.gov, Facebook page, and Channel 78.

For more information call 954-786-4111 or visit https://parks.pompanobeachfl.gov.

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ShotSpotter® Alert leads to arrest of convicted felon in Pompano Beach

Posted on 26 August 2021 by JLusk

Two ShotSpotter alerts led Broward Sheriff’s Office Pompano Beach District deputies to a convicted felon who was arrested for possessing a firearm.  
 
At approximately 1:41 a.m. on Monday, August 23, BSO district deputies responded to a ShotSpotter alert of four shots fired in the 2600 block of NW 5 Street in Pompano Beach. Broward County Regional Communications did not receive any 911 calls advising of the gunfire. Shortly after, a second ShotSpotter alert recorded an additional four shots fired, this time in the 2800 block of Northwest 5th Street in the same district. Again, no 911 calls were received.
 
BSO’s Aviation and K9 units responded to the scene. A preliminary investigation revealed that an occupant of a 2005 black Toyota Corolla shot a firearm into the air. BSO’s Aviation Unit hovered in the sky and, combining high-level technology on the ground with strategic law enforcement capability in the air, identified and tracked the vehicle. The driver of the 2005 black Honda, Elmer Rodriguez Navarro, crashed in the 3100 block and Northwest 19th Street. There were no injuries in that crash.
 
BSO district deputies arrested Rodriguez Navarro, a convicted felon forbidden to possess a firearm. Detectives located a gun and shell casings inside his vehicle. Rodriguez Navarro now faces several charges, including possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession  of cocaine and cannabis with intent to sell. 
 
There were no injuries as a result of the gunfire. The investigation continues. BSO reminds the public to always dial 911 to report incidents of gunfire.

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Floodplain Public Notice

Posted on 26 August 2021 by JLusk

 
 
In accordance with the requirements of Executive Order 11988, and as outlined in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Environmental Review Procedures for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program (24 CFR Part 58), this is a public notice providing the opportunity for early public review of the City of Deerfield Beach to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on the human environment for programs within the FY 2021/2022 Annual Action Plan.
 
Approximately $704,090 (CDBG) in FY 2021/2022 funds will be used for activities that may be located within the floodplains in the City of Deerfield Beach Florida, including citywide residential rehabilitation program, purchase assistance and Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex Playground improvements. These activities are designed to service low and moderate-income residents in the City.
 
The proposed activities may be located within flood boundaries designated VE Zones, Zones A (100-Year), and B (500-Year). Proposed activities will be in conformance with all applicable floodplain protection standards, including the local building code.
 
Written comments concerning this notice should be submitted to the City of Deerfield Beach Community Development Department at 325 NW 2 Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 on or before Friday, Sept. 3.
 
For additional information please contact Vennillia Wyatt at 954-480-6420 or email vwyatt@deerfield-beach.com.

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