Deerfield — Precautionary Beach Advisory

Posted on 29 December 2019 by LeslieM

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County conducts weekly water sampling along Broward’s coastline to test ocean water quality. The sample taken in Deerfield Beach just south of the International Fishing Pier on Dec. 26, 2019 did not meet state requirements. The sample found 130 CFU/100 mL of Enterococci which is at the threshold of being categorized as a “poor” sample result. Enterococci is a bacteria that lives in hot, salty, or acidic environments.  It can also aggravate the GI tract. Therefore, in an abundance of caution the Florida Department of Health is recommending that beach patrons do not swim in this location until further notice.

A second test will be conducted and results will be available on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.

For more information, please visit www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/beach-waterquality/index.html.

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Deerfield–Precautionary Beach Advisory LIFTED

Posted on 29 December 2019 by JLusk

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County has lifted the precautionary beach advisory it issued on Friday, Dec. 27.

The Health Department conducts regular water sampling along Broward’s coastline to test ocean water quality. Health officials determined that the sample taken in Deerfield Beach just south of the International Fishing Pier on Dec. 26, did not meet state requirements. The sample taken was at the threshold of being categorized as a “poor” sample result, which indicated the Enterococci bacteria. Tests performed yesterday, Dec. 30, showed a significant improvement, and the Health Department has, therefore, lifted the precautionary advisory. Enterococci is a bacteria that lives in hot, salty, or acidic environments and can aggravate the GI tract.

For more information, please visit www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/beach-waterquality/index.html.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 26 December 2019 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Dec. 10: A woman reported that a man threw a piece of cinderblock at a mobile home window. The woman said the man returned later and threw a rock at her window. The incident was reported at 326 NE 45 St.

Dec. 11: The owner of World Tool and Supply reported that a customer who purchased tools used a fraudulent check to make the purchase. The business owner reported that a fraudulent check for $91,960 was placed in the business account.

Dec. 11: A man reported that someone broke into his car parked at 2301 W. Sample Rd. and stole a wallet with various credit cards.

Dec. 11: A man reported that someone stole his Chrysler convertible. The incident was reported at 3774 NE 3 Ave.

Dec. 11: It was reported that a man stole 24 beers from Marathon Gas Station at 4517 N. Dixie Hwy.

Dec. 11: A man was arrested and charged with stealing a six pack of beer and food from Publix at 150 S. Federal Hwy.

Lighthouse Point

Dec. 10: Police responded to a silent alarm call at a bank at 2850 N. Federal Hwy. When police arrived, everything was secure.

Dec. 10: Police responded to an alarm call at 2420 NE 32 Ct. When police arrived, everything was secure as the homeowner’s father was house sitting.

Dec. 13: Police responded to a burglary alarm call at a bank at 2850 N. Federal Hwy. When police arrived, everything was secure. Apparently workers who were laying carpet, tripped the 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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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 19 December 2019 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Dec. 4: A man and a woman reported their vehicle was stolen while the man was doing yard work. The incident was reported at 361 SW 15 St.

Dec. 4: A man was arrested for stealing $344 worth of merchandise from Walgreens at 1041 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Dec. 5: A man reported that someone entered his vehicle parked at 120 SE 7 St. and stole a backpack with several items.

Dec. 5: A woman working at Deerfield Beach Storage at 950 S. Powerline Rd. reported that someone drove a truck over a chain link fence causing about $1,000 in damage.

Dec. 6: A woman reported that a neighbor cut down about $3,000 worth of bamboo plants on her property at 812 SE 9 Ave.

Lighthouse Point

Dec. 9: A credit card was found near the tot lot at 3500 NE 27 Ave.

Dec. 7: Police responded to an alarm call at 2730 NE 40 St. The perimeter was found secure.

Dec. 7: A resident found a machete on the grass across the street at 2622 NE 26 St. It was brought to the police department and placed into evidence for disposal.

(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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Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum’s Walk of Recognition

Posted on 12 December 2019 by LeslieM

By Rachel Galvin

Photos by Ryan Cohen

Every year, the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum (BRHS&M) chooses special individuals and/or institutions to honor by inscribing their name on a granite star on the Walk of Recognition (or listing them on the Wall of Honor if they are deceased). The stars are under part of the commemorative monument beneath the Mizner statue in Royal Palm Place. This accolade is given to people who have worked in some way to enrich the lives of the residents of Boca Raton.

The award was first created in 1997 by Marta Batsmanian, who was present at this year’s ceremony on Nov. 6 along with her husband Jim. The Committee Co-Chairs were Marta Batmasian and Joyce DeVita; and the committee members were Denise Alman and Ann Schauer.

After having a ceremony for placing the name, there was a reception at The Addison restaurant with over 130 in attendance. Following a presentation there for the honorees, guests enjoyed dinner-by-the-bite at food stations with live entertainment in the courtyard.

This year’s honorees were Arthur Adler, Kerry Koen, the late George Barbar, the late Dr. Merrilee Middleton, and Florida Atlantic University.

BRHS&M Executive Director Mary Csar stated, “The Walk of Recognition event was a great celebration of community in a beautiful setting at The Addison. All of the inductees, and their representatives, had powerful and moving stories about their contributions to Boca Raton. I think that every person, who attended the event feels very fortunate to be living in this community. We are proud to be able to recognize people from all walks of life, along with a wide range of institutions, who have made a positive impact on the quality of life here.”

Also mentioned at the event were the new renovations happening at the museum — their History Alive! project to renovate the museum and make it more state-of-the-art and interactive.

The mission and the purpose, of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum is to collect, preserve, and present information and artifacts, relevant to the past and evolving history of Boca Raton, and to maintain a visible role in education and advocacy of historic preservation in our community.

For additional information, on the BRHS&M, call 561-395-6766 or visit www.bocahistory.org .

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 12 December 2019 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Nov. 30: It was reported that the lock to the pool area at Quiet Waters Park was cut and a $300 pool pump was stolen. The incident was reported at 401 S. Powerline Rd.

Nov. 30: It was reported that a Toyota Corolla parked at 840 Cypress Park Rd. was broken into. A window was smashed but nothing was taken.

Nov. 30: A woman reported that her car parked at 671 Cypress Lake Rd. was broken into and her wallet stolen.

Nov. 30: It was reported that eight vehicles in Waterford Estates were broken into. Some vehicles were unlocked and entered, and others had their windows smashed. Two iPhones and a backpack were stolen. The incident was reported at 671 Cypress Lake Blvd.

Dec. 1: A woman reported that someone entered her apartment at 770 SE 2 Terr. and stole $5,000 worth of collectable coins, two silver diamond earrings valued at $3,000, two silver diamond cross pendants valued at $500 and $300 in cash.

Lighthouse Point

Dec. 5: A woman brought a small black and white dog that was found while she was running in the 2300 block of NE 49 Street to an animal hospital. She said she did not recognize the dog or see anyone attempting to catch the animal. The animal hospital made contact with the owner who said they would retrieve the dog. The owner said he let the dog out in his backyard and did not realize it had gotten out.

Dec. 3: A resident went to the police department to report she mistakenly left her purse at the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club at 2701 NE 42 St. a couple of days earlier. She called the club and was told that the purse was not found. It contained a cell phone, driver’s license and three credit cards. The resident canceled all of her cards and was notified at the time that no fraudulent purchases had been made. A few days later, she contacted police and said her purse was located.

Dec. 3: Police responded to an alarm call at 2357 NE 28 Ct. The perimeter was checked and it 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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Thanksgiving Dinner with your dog

Posted on 09 December 2019 by JLusk

 

Romeo is ready to celebrate Thanksgiving.

By Jo Jo Harder

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. There are a lot of guests to host and plenty of food to prepare, and your dog wants to be a part of it. Many of us share this special holiday with our canine family members. Here are some helpful tips on how to have a happy and safe Thanksgiving with your dog!

Give your dog a special meal before everyone else sits down at the table. This way your dog’s tummy will be full, and he’ll be less likely to beg for scraps. Also, ask your guests not to sneak your dog food from the table.

It’s no secret that dogs love turkey, carrots and sweet potatoes, but how it is prepared is the key for keeping them healthy, happy and safe. Feel free to give your dog limited options from the Thanksgiving table that are good for him, including cooked turkey meat, minus skin and bones. Skin is fatty food that can lead to gastric distress, and turkey bones should never be fed to dogs.

To avoid a sudden change in diet, add a few pieces of boneless, skinless turkey meat to your dog’s regular food. Save portions of mashed sweet potatoes, carrots and green beans before they have been buttered and creamed.

Onions are toxic to dogs. Make sure your dog stays away from the pearly whites, yellows and reds! Sage and nutmeg have essential oils that can cause tummy upsets. Avoid serving your dog food with these seasonings. Grapes, raisins and nuts are also not safe for dogs to eat. Chocolate is a no no. If you want your pooch to have a special Thanksgiving dessert, bake homemade pup cakes or doggie biscuits.

If you need some inspiration, check out America’s Top Dog Model’s Pinterest page for yummy dog treat recipes that will keep your pooch’s tail wagging!

Remember to keep your dog entertained while everyone else is feasting. Provide him with a toy, a food-filled KONG, or a long-lasting bone.

If you follow these precautions, your dog will enjoy his Thanksgiving dinner as much as you will enjoy yours. And he’ll have one more reason to be eternally grateful that you’ve given him a wonderful forever home.

 

 

 

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New program underway at Pompano Golf Club

Posted on 05 December 2019 by LeslieM

By Gary Curreri

Through a partnership with The First Tee of Broward, the Chiera Family Foundation has started an additional program called N.I.C.K.’s Golf at the Pompano Beach Golf Club. N.I.C.K.’s Golf allows children that are currently undergoing cancer treatments at area hospitals to enroll for nine weeks of golf lessons at no cost to the child. The full-time coaches are T.J. Ziol and Tony Whelan, while the full-time volunteers are Jillian Bourdage, Loren Ringler, and John Pisano.

Through the First Tee, these children not only get a needed break from their chemotherapy, but they also learn life lessons about honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. Nine healthy habits are also taught during the nine-week session which helps teach them about exercise and nutrition.

“This wonderful program has also been extended to the siblings of these young cancer patients as they are often left out of activities as the family focuses on the child fighting the disease,” said Jack Bloomfield, the Director of Operations for the First Tee of Broward County. 

Bucks fall in state semifinal; Knighton commits

Deerfield Beach dug itself an early hole and was unable to get out and dropped a 28-21 decision on the road to Miami Columbus in the Class 8A state semifinals.

Bucks running back Jaylan Knighton announced his commitment to the Miami Hurricanes the day before the loss on his Twitter account. 

Miami Columbus jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead and held off the Bucks (10-4) who lost their third state semifinal in four years. Knighton scored one TD in the game on a 37-yd run. Quarterback Michael Pratt threw a 27-yd TD pass to Deajaun McDougle and scored on a 1-yd sneak with 37 seconds remaining in the game.

Knighton, a four-star prospect, chose the Hurricanes just a couple weeks after de-committing from Florida State. Knighton backed off his commitment to the Seminoles after the team fired Coach Willie Taggart. Knighton said earlier in November that he and Taggart had a strong bond. Knighton rushed for 2,099 yds and 28 touchdowns as a junior and finished this season with 172 carries for 1,631 yds rushing and 22 scores. He had 12 carries for 120 yds and one score in the state semifinal loss.

Pompano Golf Association results

The Pompano Beach Men’s Golf Association also held a One Best Ball of Foursome and a Two Best Ball on the Par 3s on Nov. 13 at the Pines.

The team of Lee Hammer, Charles Schaefer and Bob VanZandt, playing alternate shots, carded a 57 to win the event two strokes over the team of Oscar Aleman, Dave Dowling, Tom Pawelczyk and Dennis Sejda. Finishing in third place was the team of Terry Denoma, Lance Naiman, Jack Permenter and Willie Smith who shot a 62. Bill Hadersbeck, Bill Hazlett, Brian Nixon and Charles Schaefer (blind draw) shot a 63 and won on a match of cards. The closest to the pin winner on hole No. 15 was Dave Dowling.

 The Pompano Beach Men’s Golf Association also held a Partners AB and CD on Nov. 20 at the Pines. Bob VanZandt won the Partners AB with the lowest net score without a blind draw (44) and carded a 57. Finishing in second was Chuck Brown and Bob Breur, who shot a 58. The team of Jim Muschany and Dennis Sejda shot a 59 to finish in third, while the team of Frank Cutrone and Bill McCormick carded a 61 and won on a match of cards.

Winning the Partners CD was the team of Bob Mascatello and Bert Welage, who shot a 54. The team of Jerry DeSapio and Dave Dowling was second with a 56, while the teams of Scott Feinman and Val Rapoport and Jim DeCicco and Willie Smith each shot 59s. The team of Feinman and Rapoport won on a match of cards. The closest to the pin winner on hole No. 3 was Tom Breur.

The Pompano Women’s Golf Association recently held an Odd Holes, 1/2 Handicap in Classes on Nov. 26.

 The winner of the A/B class was Kathy Stewart, who scored 30.0, followed by Georgie Wright, who carded a 32.0. Alberta Bove shot 32.5 to won the C/D Class, while Patti Van Zandt, 33.0 and Ann Symonds, 33.5 were second and third respectively.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 05 December 2019 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Nov. 26: It was reported that someone broke into four vehicles over night, parked at 1100 SE 4 Ave.

Nov. 26: It was reported that someone smashed out the front glass door of Allure Hair Candy Shop to gain entry to the business. Several items were stolen. The incident was reported at 103 SE 10 St.

Nov. 26: A man reported that someone stole $3,000 from his checking account over the past two months. The incident was reported at 4001 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Nov. 27: A woman reported that someone entered her home at 1751 NW 48 Ct. and removed a purse. The person ransacked the purse and stole a wallet.

Nov. 27: A man went through the self-checkout at Home Depot with a $1,150 Makita saw. He paid for a $5 item and then left the store without paying for the saw. The incident was reported at 60 SW 12Ave.

Nov. 27: A man reported that while he was inside Walgreens at 120 S. Powerline Rd., a man stole his car and drove away.  The incident was reported at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Lighthouse Point

Nov. 18: The victim said someone stole scrap copper and aluminum from a construction site at 2324 NE 29 St. The scrap was piled towards the rear of the vacant property to be sold to a scrap company. The loss was $700.

Nov. 18: The store manager pointed out a subject who was believed to have eaten and consumed beverages at the store located at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. When confronted, the subject told police, “all things are free.” It was unknown what he may have consumed and was trespassed from the store.

Nov. 19: Police responded to an alarm call at 2510 NE 35St. The alarm was canceled prior to police arrival. It was determined that a bug sprayer set off the 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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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 27 November 2019 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Nov. 19: A man was observed coming up to the door of a home at 720 NE 43 Ct. and stealing several power tools.

Nov. 20: Two men were observed stealing packages of beer for a total loss of $76 from a 7-11 at 900 SW 10 St.

Nov. 20: A man reported that two GPS devices valued at $10,000 each were stolen from a boat parked at 14 Terr.

Nov. 20: It was reported that a refrigerator valued at $2,000 was stolen from a building under construction by Lennar Homes at 1111 Veleiros Blvd.

Nov. 20: The regional manager for the European Wax Center said that beginning on Oct. 8, an employee stole $3,869 worth of goods and services and diverted the funds for personal use. The incident was reported at 282 S. Federal Hwy.

Lighthouse Point

Nov. 14: The victim met with police at 2700 NE 36 St. where she said she was unsure where she lost her driver’s license. It was later found by a public works employee at Frank McDonough Park.

Nov. 16: Police responded to an audible alarm at 3150 N. Federal Hwy. A search of the building found an open door to the front of the business. There were no signs of criminal activity.

Nov. 18: The victim met with police at 2849 NE 26 Ave. regarding a fraudulent transaction on his credit card in the amount of $7,000. He disputed the charge in September and it was removed in October only for the amount to be re-charged in November. He was told he needed to file a police report.

(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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