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Deerfield Beach 5th Annual Ocean Brews & Blues Festival–May 21

Posted on 13 April 2022 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce that the 5th annual Ocean Brews & Blues Festival is back! The festival will take place at the Main Beach Parking Lot, 149 SE 21st Ave., on Saturday, May 21, from 3 to 8 p.m. 
The Ocean Brews & Blues Festival is a great opportunity to spend a day at the beach while joining us for an exciting craft brew festival, where you will have an unlimited sampling of an assortment of 100+ beers from some of America’s best craft breweries while listening to a variety of blues music entertainers. Along with the great brews and blues, there will be an assortment of local foods as well as arts and craft vendors.
General admission craft brew sampling tickets are available for $40/per person. Pricing expires May 20th at 11:59 p.m. EST. Event day sampling tickets will be $45. This year will feature a special VIP ticket option for $60/per person. This will allow 1-hour early access to sample specialty brews from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and much more! All general admission tickets include 4 hours of unlimited sampling of 100+ beers and a souvenir glass from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Purchase your craft beer festival tickets today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ocean-brews-blues-beer-fest-2022-tickets-277267684107.
Parking on the barrier island will be limited during the event. Attendees can make the short walk across the bridge to the event or take the complimentary shuttle service.
Complimentary parking will be available in the Cove Shopping Center located at 1500 E. Hillsboro Blvd. This shuttle service will run continuously from 2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
For more information, call the Community Events at 954-480-4429 or visit https://www.deerfield-beach.com/1601/Ocean-Brews-Blues.

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Cool Wheels Car Show Has Been Postponed

Posted on 23 December 2021 by JLusk


The 10th annual Cool Wheels Car Show, which was set to take place January 16, has been postponed due to Omicron.


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Police Chief Rodney Brimlow to Retire

Posted on 23 July 2021 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach would like to express its thanks and appreciation to BSO Police Captain for the Deerfield Beach District, Rodney Brimlow, who announced he will retire in late August 2021.
Captain Brimlow has become an integral part of the DFB family and has committed to establishing a relationship with the community based on respect and kindness. Captain Brimlow, who also happens to be a Catholic Deacon with Harvard University credentials, has accomplished great things in Deerfield Beach.
During the height of the pandemic, his team worked closely with the City Legislative Affairs team in organizing the bi-weekly food giveaways. He also helped to inform and educate the faith community about important crime trends and crime prevention during his participation in the Mayor’s Quarterly Faith Breakfast. He also implemented the Operational and Tactical Intelligence Center (OTIC) for Deerfield Beach, a model for the County that has been replicated in many other jurisdictions. The list of achievements for Captain Brimlow go on and his skill for organization and mentorship are unmatched.
“I cannot underscore just how much of an asset Captain Brimlow has been for this city. His favorite verse of the Bible is Micah 6:8, “He has told you what is good and what it is the LORD requires of you: to act with justice, to love with mercy, and to walk with humility before God.” This verse perfectly describes Captain Brimlow and how he leads. He is honestly one of the most compassionate and caring leaders I’ve ever had the privilege to work with. This is a huge loss for us, but I wish him incredible success and happiness in his retirement,” said Mayor Bill Ganz.
City Manager David Santucci said, “His contributions go well beyond that of a law enforcement professional. During his time with the City, both as an Executive Officer and District Captain, he has been a beacon for dignity, respect, and inclusiveness for this community. Although it is sad to see him go, he deserves this next chapter in his life and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Captain Brimlow could not say enough about ending his law enforcement career in Deerfield Beach.
“My time with Deerfield Beach has been one of the most rewarding of my 26 years with the Broward Sheriff’s Office. I love the community, and the city workers that I served alongside are genuinely some of the finest professionals I’ve worked with in my career. I could not be more proud of the men and women in law enforcement whom I have had the privilege to serve alongside. They are good people who love this community – I will definitely miss my team. I am so proud of them, and I genuinely believe in the good that law enforcement can do to transform and aid cities. But after so many years in law enforcement, it is time for me to chase different dreams and goals for myself and my family. I am looking forward to civilian life. Thank you, DFB!”
Captain Brimlow will be dearly missed by his colleagues and the Deerfield Beach community. But this City is better because of him, and we are grateful for his service. Please join the City of Deerfield Beach in wishing the Captain great health, peace, happiness, and much success in his retirement!

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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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Posted on 12 December 2019 by LeslieM

Holiday Hayride and Campfire

Friday, Dec. 13, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach FL 33442

Start a holiday tradition by taking a hayride around the park and enjoying an old-fashioned marshmallow roast around a campfire. Advance tickets required priced at $3.50. For more information, call 954-357-5100.

Winter Wonderland

Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach FL 33442

Winter is coming to Deerfield Beach! The celebration of the season features a 70 ft. snow slide, a visit from Santa, train rides and various other festive activities. The event and activities are free. Food will be available for purchase from food trucks and local vendors. For more information, call 954-480-4494.

Holiday Family’s Day

Saturday, Dec. 14, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Sample-McDougald House

450 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Miss Christmas Joy reads “Twas the Night before Christmas” with activities and gifts for the children. Free for children under the age of 12.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 to 11 a.m.

E. Pat Larkins Community Center

520 Dr. MLK King, Jr. Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

He’s making his list and checking it twice! This is your chance to see and have breakfast with the one and only Santa Claus! This event will also include prizes in a live action game show. Tickets are $7 per person and are on sale now at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center and the E. Pat Larkins Community Center. Mark your calendars and bring family and friends to this festive morning with Santa Claus! For more information, visit www.pompanobeachfl.gov or call 954-786-4111.

Christmas Light Tour

Monday, Dec. 16, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreation Center (departs from)

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Get into the glow of the holiday. Join the group to go to Tradewinds Park’s Holiday Fantasy of Lights exhibit and tour local neighborhoods. The price is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.

Holiday Family Night

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Sample-McDougald House

450 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Join your friends and neighbors and enjoy the “Home for the Holidays” celebration, which includes a musical holiday night with sing-along and caroling, a special visit from Santa arriving in the famous 1915 Pompano Beach Fire truck at 7 p.m., children’s activities & gifts provided by Miss Christmas Joy, light bites, open bar and tour of fully decorated holiday home. $15 per person free entry with membership purchase or renewal at door and free for children under the age of 12.Visit www.samplemcdougald.org for more information.

Ice Cream Social with Santa

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreation Center

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Come celebrate the season. Make your own ice-cream sundae, meet Santa, sing your favorite Christmas songs, arts & crafts and bounce houses. This is a free event.

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Posted on 12 December 2019 by LeslieM

Slam Poetry Fest

Through Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W. Atlantic Blvd.

Pompano Beach FL 33060

A 4-day poetry festival that seeks to serve the community through educational, theatrical and literary performances. The festival boasts a poetry competition, writing workshops, community service, local business support, a beach party, food trucks, vendors and more. $10. For more information, visit https://tickets.ccpompano.org.

Environmental talk

Thursday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.

Constitution Park and Arboretum

66-124 Deer Creek Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Join the Friends of the Arboretum for this informative session. The Director for Environmental Studies and Professor of Geosciences from the Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Colin Polsky of Harvard, will be speaking. He is a social scientist whose research and teaching examines how people create, perceive and respond to environmental changes. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served with a plant giveaway.

South Florida Career Fair

Thursday, Dec. 12, 1 to 5:30 p.m.

BB&T Center – Florida Panthers Arena

1 Panthers Parkway

Sunrise, FL 33323

Presented by the Broward County Chamber of Commerce. Showcase your company and available positions. Cost is $30 at the door, $15 in advance or free with resume. Call 954-565-5750 or register online at www.SouthFloridaCareerFair.com.

Pompano Green Market

Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

41 NE 1 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The Seasonal Green Market presented by the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is every Saturday through April. Providing the best and freshest local fruits, and vegetables, juices, baked goods, seafood, gourmet teas and coffees, and other food items, as well as orchids, plants and health-related products and services from local businesses. Come out, shop and experience all the market has to offer such as free yoga from 10 -11 a.m., live music, special events, cooking demonstrations and workshops. Questions? E-mail greenmarketpompanobeach@gmail.com.

Music under the Stars

Saturday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m.

Pompano Beach Great Lawn

20-98 N. Pompano Beach Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Come out for an evening of great music and entertainment hosted by the City of Pompano Beach Parks & Recreation Dept. This is a free public event. The featured band: Party Express (‘70s, ‘80s Dance music). Visit the city’s website for more information at www.pompanobeachfl.gov or call 954-786-4111.

District 1 Saturday Office Hours

Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

City Hall

150 NE 2 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

District 1 Commissioner Michael Hudak is happy to host. Hudak will be available to meet with constituents on an appointment basis. To schedule an appointment, contact the City Manager’s Office at 954-480-4263.

A Season to Remember

Saturday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.

Community Presbyterian Church

1920 SE 5 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL  33441

Juan Mansilla, Baritone soloist, in concert. $20 suggested donation, 18 and under free. Free parking. Call 954-427-0222 for more information.

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Remember December 7?

Posted on 05 December 2019 by LeslieM

By “Cinema” Dave


I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” Translated quote attributed to Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (though not factually verified)

This Saturday, Dec. 7 marks the 78th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Does this sentence hold any significance for you? For some of my readers, the bombing of Pearl Horror was a horror story that they first heard about on Broadcast Radio or that their parents lived through. It was a life changing day for millions of people.

The Japanese Imperial Navy waged a surprise attack on the territory of Hawaii, which was the most western naval base of the United States of America. (On Dec. 8, 1941, Congress declared war on Japan.) A shocked nation responded months later with a bombing mission over Tokyo, which lead to the Battle of Midway, Iwo Jima, Bataan and the eventual dropping of two Atomic Bombs on Japan. Thus, in one compound sentence, explains the Pacific Campaign of World War II.

As a child and teen growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, World War II was very much a topic of conversation, since many relatives and neighbors served in the conflict. Television shows like Hogan’s Heroes found humor about prisoners of war. Afternoon movies featuring John Wayne, Cary Grant and Errol Flynn presented patriotic stories with stock war footage filmed by legendary movie directors like John Huston, John Ford and Italian Immigrant Frank Capra. 

When war concludes, a soldier returns home in the hopes of finding peace. The highest ranking actor in military history, a Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve, James Stewart made a movie with Frank Capra that bombed — It’s a Wonderful Life. It wasn’t until the early 1980s with contemporary, hot film director Steven Spielberg that The Searchers and It’s a Wonderful Life were two of the most influential movies. 

As Greek philosopher Socrates proclaimed over 5,000 years ago, “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”  As Sept. 11, 2001 has revealed, each generation faces the challenge of evil and how one responds to that challenge defines a generation.

This Monday, Dec. 9, Broward County Library Director Kelvin Watson will be visiting Deerfield Beach Percy White Library to do a book talk on Thank You For Your Service by David Finkel.  As a follow up to his book, The Good Soldiers, Finkel focuses on the returning soldiers from the “War on Terror” and how they are trying to adjust to civilian life.

This Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m., Deerfield Beach Percy White Library will present a John Wayne movie released in January 1944. (Title cannot be revealed due to licensing agreements.) While young people might scoff at how dated this film will look, this film is a time capsule about the culture of world war. One will cringe at the cigarettes being smoked in this movie, yet one will appreciate the sincerity of domestic sacrifice. While John Wayne did not serve in World War II, his movies where respected by the American soldier. I should know. My Dad served in World War II at the time of this movie’s release.

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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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Posted on 14 November 2019 by LeslieM

Mike Zito and Friends

Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Funky Biscuit

303 SE Mizner Blvd.

Boca Raton, FL 33432

Acclaimed guitarist Mike Zito kicks off his “Rock N’ Roll World Tour” with a local performance. Tickets: $40, includes meet & greet. Albert Castiglia will also be performing. For more information, call 561-395-2929 or visit www.funkybiscuit.com.

Boots on the Beach

Country Music Festival

Saturday, Nov. 16, 4 to 9 p.m.

Main Beach Parking Lot

149 SE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Come out for a fun filled day with delicious food and beverage options, and some of the hottest music to create a captivating vibe! General Admission is free. Guests must pay for parking.

An Evening in Macau

Saturday, Nov.16, 6 to 11 p.m.


41 NE 1 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Dinner, drinks, entertainment, games & raffles. Tickets are $75 per person (includes 200 chips). You can purchase tickets at www.pompanohistory.com/casino_2019. For more information, call 954-782-3015 or e-mail info.pompanohistory@gmail.com.

Worth The Drive:

Miami Book Fair

Sunday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m.

Miami Dade College

300 NE 2 Ave

Miami, FL 33132

This annual event draws more than 500 authors and literary luminaries to Miami for lectures, readings, panel discussions and a street fair. For more info., visit www. miamibookfair.com.

Pompano Beach Garden Club Meeting

Monday, Nov. 18, 12:30 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

New members always welcome. For more information, call Hilde at 954-782-4121.

Garden Club of LHP Meeting

Monday, Nov. 18, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Dixon Ahl Hall

2220 NE 38 St.

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Presenting conservation of the Gopher Tortoises, “A Keystone Species.” With Guest Speaker Master Naturalist Katharine Hendrickson. Contact Chair Caroline Steffen at c.caroline.steffen@aol.com for more information or visit www.lhpgc.org.

Worship without Walls

Community Tent Revival

Monday, Nov. 18 to Friday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m.

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church

1060 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Local pastors will preach the gospel and pray for the community nightly. The Clergy & Community Connection Cafe will be open from 6 to 7 p.m. nightly for you to “chat and chew,” free of charge, with the pastors before the service each night. For more information, visit www.bmbchurch.org/2019WWW.

Marketing on a shoe-string budget

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Atlantic Tax Service

100 E. Atlantic Blvd

Pompano Beach FL, 33062 

The Pompano Beach Chamber has a program to support the growth and sustainability of your small to mid-size business. Free to Pompano Chamber members and $79 for non-members. For more information, call 954-941-2940 or e-mail info@pompanobeachchamber.com.

History at High Noon

Wednesday, Nov. 20, noon to 1 p.m.

DFB Commission Chambers

150 NE 2 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Presented by Cheryl Ann Cook, docent for the Sample McDougald House, and a granddaughter of the McDougalds. Free entrance. Donations accepted.

Discussion — More Money, Less Stress…

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m.

Center for Active Aging

227 NW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Jim Solomon, founder of Upliftpeople.org, will be speaking. He founded the nonprofit, to help seniors and single parents get out of minimum wage jobs. This is a 30 minute free presentation. For information, please call 954-480-4447 or e-mail asico@dfb.city. Need a ride?Please call the Center for Active Aging at 954-480-4449.

District 2 Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Center

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Commissioner Ben Preston invites all District 2 residents. For further information, contact the City Manager’s Office at 954-480-4263.

Save the Date:

One Love Bahamas Benefit Concert

Saturday, Nov. 23, 4 p.m.

Pompano Beach Amphitheater

1806 NE 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

One Love Bahamas, the benefit concert to aid recovery and rebuilding efforts in the Bahamas, has announced the all-star concert line-up. All event proceeds will benefit Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas. The City of Pompano Beach, Shipwreck Park and Florida based concert and festival promoters are working together in support. To purchase tickets, concert updates, VIP information and volunteer opportunities, or to donate, visit https://onelovebahamas.org. The incredible concert lineup includes Cheap Trick, Foghat , Steelheart, Zebra, Inner Circle, BB Allstars, Band Of Brothers, Aaron Carter, Aerotek, Elsten Torres, Jeffery James Gang, Southern Blood, Mason Pace, Robert Ross Blues Band, DJ Laz & DJ Big Lip.

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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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