Pompano offers $200 for COVID-19 vaccination

Posted on 08 July 2021 by JLusk

The COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program opens June 12 at 8 a.m.

More about the Program: The City of Pompano Beach through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding is distributing $200 Visa gift cards to residents who became fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine after June 22, 2021 when the City Commission approved the use of the ARPA funds. If you received your first Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 shot before June 22nd and received or will receive your second Pfizer or Moderna shot after June 22nd, you are still eligible to receive the $200 gift card. One dose Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 shots must be received after June 22nd in order to be eligible. The distribution of Visa gift cards will be on a first come, first serve basis and will be available while supplies last. The Incentive Program ends on September 30th.

For more info., click here: https://cdn.pompanobeachfl.gov/city/storage/press_releases/City-PR-21-35-COVID-19-Vaccination-Incentive-Program-003.pdf

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Kirk Cottrell Pavilion (KCP) Jamboree

Posted on 06 July 2021 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency would like to invite you to the KCP Jamboree Celebration. This free, family-friendly event includes a paddle board race, beach volleyball exhibition, food trucks, shaved ice, music, surfboard raffle and fun. The Jamboree will take place at the Kirk Cottrell Pavilion (330 N. Ocean Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441) and the adjacent beach area on Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 8 a.m. to noon. 
This is a free event; however, pre-registration is required to receive one of the free food options offered at the event and a commemorative KCP Jamboree tank top.
A raffle will be held at noon on the day of the event for a custom-made Kirk Cottrell Pavilion surfboard fabricated by Deerfield Beach based Bird Surfboards with a surfboard care package provided by Island Water Sports. The value of the surfboard package is $1,800. Proceeds from the raffle will be used for scholarships for three underserved Deerfield Beach youth to attend surf camp. Raffle tickets cost $10 for 5, $15 for 10, or $20 for 15 and may be purchased in advance by emailing  atemple@dfb.city  or can be purchased in person on the day of the event. The winner must be present to win.  
Registrants must print their receipts and bring to the event in order to receive selected merchandise and food items. NO items will be released without proof of registration. 
To register, please visit Civic Rec at  https://secure.rec1.com/FL/deerfield-beach-fl/catalog
Please be advised that the Kirk Cottrell Pavilion parking lot will not be available for public parking for the duration of the event. Parking will be available at any of the other public parking locations. 
For additional details or questions, please contact the Deerfield Beach CRA at 954-480-4262.

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New DB Bulk Trash Collection Routes Begin July 5th

Posted on 23 June 2021 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach would like to inform residents that beginning July 5, 2021, there will be adjustments made to the current bulk collection schedules. These changes are being made to provide for more efficient collections, reduce collection delays and operational expenses. Check out the new route map below.
Yard signs have been placed throughout those neighborhoods that will see a collection day change. More information on the new bulk trash collection days can also be found here:  www.dfb.city/bulk .
Information regarding solid waste and bulk collection services, program updates, schedule changes, delays, and much more can also be found on the new DFB Waste Watch App . Residents can also utilize the application to report collection issues, illegal dumping, or set reminders for your new bulk collection day. This app can be downloaded on both the App Store or Google Play. You can also download the app by visiting www.dfb.city/DFBWasteWatch . 
For more information about your bulk pickup schedule, visit  www.dfb.city/bulk  or contact Recycling and Solid Waste Management at 954-480-4391, or email  solidwastecsrv@dfb.city .

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4 th of July Drive-in Fireworks Display at Quiet Waters Park

Posted on 23 June 2021 by JLusk

 The City of Deerfield Beach Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting the 2021 4th of July Drive-in Fireworks display, sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Inc., on Sunday, July 4th at Quiet Waters Park (401 Powerline Rd.).
Deerfield Beach Residents will have early access into Quiet Waters park through the Powerline Road entrance starting at 3 p.m. Residents are encouraged to arrive early; proof of residency needed. Non-residents will have access to the park beginning at 5 p.m., through the Powerline Road entrance. We encourage guests to bring their own food and drinks. There will be no vendors or entertainment on-site.
Please be on the lookout for details on our City Facebook page. Please visit, www.dfb.city/4thofjuly as we will continue to update the information!
Should you have any questions regarding the event please visit www.dfb.city/4thofjuly or email the Community Events and Outreach Division at dfbspecialevents@deerfield-beach.com .

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Boca Raton Museum of Art unveils Sculpture Garden, opens new exhibit

Posted on 23 June 2021 by JLusk

Artist Vickie Pierre & Boca Raton Museum of Art Executive Director Irvin Lippman.

About 500 people attended the event…

About 500 people filled the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the courtyard on June 12 for the special event for members. The occasion was the opening of the newly renovated Ohnell Sculpture Garden in the Mary Ann and Harold E. Perper Courtyard, as well as the opening of the new Vickie Pierre “Be My Herald of What’s To Come” exhibition upstairs. Pierre also had painted murals on the exterior of the museum. 

The reception included light bites and wine.

Pierre’s exhibition runs until Sept. 5. 

Odita’s Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, a 144-foot long mural that wraps around three exterior sides of the Museum’s North Gallery and within the Sculpture Garden, added a perfect photo op backdrop.

The Sculpture Garden renovation was funded by Pat and Nick Ohnell and were created by the Glavovic Studio and Architectural Alliance Landscape.

The Boca Raton Museum of Art is located at 501 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. For more information, visit https://bocamuseum.org.




The architect Margi Glavonic Northard and her husband, Kim.

Artist Jeff Whyman, who also has had an exhibit at the museum with Grace Gdaniec, the manager of the Arts Warehouse in Delray, were in attendance.

Artist Mira Lehr arrived with her family, and posed in front of one of her pieces.

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Deerfield Rotarians Get Social at DBHS Museum & Cultural Center

Posted on 21 June 2021 by JLusk

By Rachel Galvin

On June 16, the Deerfield Rotary Club held a social event at The Deerfield Historical Society Museum & Cultural Center, bringing in about 25 people to eat, drink and be merry. It was a great night of fellowship and fun. Their next event at this location is slated for July 21 at 5:30 p.m. To find out more and see more pics, visit www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofDeerfieldBeach. 

Photo by Rachel Galvin


Photo by Simon Millar

Photo by Rachel Galvin

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DB Historical’s 1st Annual Pioneer Grove event

Posted on 16 June 2021 by JLusk

By Rachel Galvin

The Deerfield Beach Historical Society started doing something new– Pioneer Grove Fest, which was held June 11-13 at their history museum and cultural center, located across from the Butler House, at 84 SE 4th Avenue in Deerfield. 

The event kicked off with an International Film Night. They showed the film “The Hidden Face.” The weekend continued on Saturday with food and drinks, with local singer Stephen Minotti with special guests “The Beachnicks.” Also, at that event was technically a meeting and the voting of board members. But also they gave long-time president Emily Lilly a plaque for all her “Happy Days” and great service through the years, as she passed the torch on to T.J. Eagen. Angelica Rosa from the Community Foundation, was in attendance, along with her husband, members of the historical society and members of the community. Leola Brooks led some festive dancing and everyone enjoyed a box lunch, and drinks. On Sunday, they were slated to have a Jazz picnic with music by 5th Street Jazz, featuring Tom Monte (and food and drinks again). They also had a Sandra Canning photo exhibit all weekend long.

Below are photos from Saturday’s gathering.


Emily Lilly receives plaque.

Poppi talks to the crowd.


TJ Eagen & Stephen Minotti perform.

Stephen, Jeff & Amie Kay enjoy the event.

Emily’s well-deserved plaque.

Leola Brooks gets everyone to dance.

The Beachniks perform.

Angelica from the Community Foundation, Poppi Mercier & Emily Lilly.

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Kiwanis gave out student scholarships

Posted on 15 June 2021 by JLusk

Photo by  Aditi Sarkar

The Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach gave out 14 scholarships to local students on May 13th at the Historic Butler House. The amount totaled  $10,000.

Bob Fass, the President of the Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach, opened the ceremony with an invocation led by Kiwanian, Carina Baurley and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Past-President, Joe Santiago. Fass said a few encouraging words to the scholarship winners and then introduced the emcee, Past-President and current Lieutenant Governor Designate, Kerri Gordon who used a metaphor in her presentation, comparing the Covid Vaccine to the “Kiwanis Vaccine”, made of 1 part Kindness, 1 part Caring, 1 part Motivation, and 1 part Determination. Gordon is also the Scholarship Coordinator and has been the Kiwanis Advisor to the DBHS Key Club since 2014. The closing remarks were given by Tim Sullivan, who will become the club’s President on Oct 1st. The scholarship presenters were: Gordon Vatch, Janice Muenzenmaier, Carina Baurley, Dave Gravelle, Bob Parton, Irwin Rozen, Ed Dietrich, Deborah Eller, Darin Eller and his 4 children, Jesse, Jake, Nova and Evangeline Eller.

The recipients, their families, and a few special guests including District 1 Commissioner, Michael Hudak and Deerfield Beach High School Administrators, Miderland Delance and Gwen Smith were also treated to a delicious dinner during the awards presentation. 

Kiwanis is a group of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of children, one community and one child at a time. If you have an upcoming graduate, be sure to have them be on the lookout for a scholarship application by February 2022. The best ways to be in the know are to either join Key Club in high school or have a parent join Kiwanis. 

For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach please visit their website deerfieldbeachkiwanis.org.





Kiwanis Community Scholarship

Nyla Staple



Kiwanis Community Scholarship

Stacy Pierre-Seide



Yvonne Safranski Memorial Scholarship

A’Niya Randall



Frederick Heidgerd Military Scholarship

Samuel Anglen



Linda Rozen Key Club Scholarship

Silvia Chowdhury



Linda Rozen Key Club Scholarship

Leanjy Ducatel



Edward P. Dietrich Key Club Scholarship

Arielle Forbes



Edward P. Dietrich Key Club Scholarship

Abigail Humes



Edward P. Dietrich Key Club Scholarship

Lauren Mechtly



Edward P. Dietrich Key Club Scholarship

Alicha Nordelus



Edward P. Dietrich Key Club Scholarship

Suha Vallyani



Edward P. Dietrich Key Club Scholarship

Maria Luiza Zanatta



David Eller Memorial Scholarship

Khrista Nicholas



David Eller Memorial Scholarship

Madison Trowbridge

Highlands Christian


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2021 Inaugural Juneteenth Live Art Competition CALL TO ARTISTS!

Posted on 07 June 2021 by JLusk

The African American Heritage Board along with the City of Deerfield Beach are looking for four local artists to paint an African American Heritage themed mural at our Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration. The Live Art Competition will be held at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex Football Field (445 SW 2nd St.) on Saturday, June 19, starting at 2 p.m.
The Community Events & Outreach Department have recently acquired two shipping containers and are looking to display the African American Themed murals throughout the city. Each artist chosen will be given one side of the 8’ x 20’ shipping container to paint their submitted image on. There is no entry fee to participate as an artist. We only ask that you provide a mock up design of what you intend to paint on the shipping container in order to be selected. If you are chosen, you will need to provide a link to you previous works and a short artist bio as you will be featured on our city website.
This is a paid competition with reward amounts of $300 to $1,000. The judge’s panel and people’s choice of those who attend the event will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite completed work of art from the participating artists. Top prize will receive a reward of $1,000, 2 nd place will receive $500 and the other participants will receive $300.
Artists that wish to submit to the call must email dfbspecialevents@deerfield-beach.com to receive further details. The artist will be responsible for all materials, equipment, additional staff and other associated fees and expenses. As materials and supplies provided from the city will be limited.
The Deadline to submit for the call is Monday, June 14, at 12 p.m.
The Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration & Live Art Competition will offer a day to remember with a showcase of local artists brining images to life right before your very eyes! Join us as we celebrate this historic city holiday…you’ll be sure to enjoy yourself!
This is a significant opportunity for the selected artists as they will be installing a historical piece for the city to showcase. These completed works will be displayed in select locations throughout the city to help highlight the importance of cultures in our community.
For additional information or if you would like to participate please visit www.dfb.city/juneteenth , email dfbspecialevents@deerfield-beach.com or call the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429.

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Deerfield city facilities close for Juneteenth

Posted on 07 June 2021 by JLusk

All City facilities, with exception to the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier, will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021 in recognition of the Juneteenth Holiday. The Aquatic Center will be open holiday hours 9 a.m. to  4 p.m.
Solid Waste pick-up will remain on its normal schedule. Residents are encouraged to put their containers out the night before to ensure collection. The Recycling Drop Off Center will be closed.
For additional information contact the City of Deerfield Beach at 954-480-4200.

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