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HAPPENINGS

Posted on 01 August 2019 by LeslieM

Home School Curriculum Planning Event

Thursday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Boca Raton Public Library (Community Meeting Room)

400 NW 2 Ave.

Boca Raton, FL 33432

Come out and learn about curriculum choices, network with new and experienced home school parents, and discover library and area resources. Refreshments will be served. Event is free and open to the public. Parenting and home school books will be on sale at the event for only $1 each. To register or for more information, visit www.myboca.us/957/Library.

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Dive in Movies —
Finding Dory

Friday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m.

Houston Sworn Pool

901 NW 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

The City of Pompano Beach Parks & Recreation Department invites you to cool off with a dip in the pool while you enjoy a featured flick. This is a free event. Snacks and refreshments will be available. For more information, call 954-786-4116.

Old Town Untapped

Friday, Aug. 2, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Old Town Untapped is a monthly craft beer and arts festival hosted by the Pompano Beach CRA and features free samples of local beers crafted by breweries in Pompano Beach’s emerging craft beer scene. In addition, the streets of Old Town are lined with food trucks, artists, crafters and interactive art. Inside Bailey Contemporary Arts, guests can grab some locally roasted coffee at Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters and walk through the galleries rotating art exhibits each month. 

The Big Buck Music Fest

Saturday, Aug. 3, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The festival will include live musical performances from local & global artists, including headliner Lil Jon, as well as great food from well-known restaurants & food trucks, and an interactive kid zone. Parental Advisory: Beginning at 7 p.m., there will be mature content and explicit language included as a part of the show. It will be at the discretion of the adult supervisor of the children to determine if they wish to stay and take part. General Admission: $7.27 DFB Resident; with promo code: $4.63. Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-buck-music-fest-tickets-62871356921. For more information, see Pg. 1.

Back 2 School Pool Party

Sunday, Aug. 4, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Township Community Aquatic Center

2500 Lyons Rd.

Coconut Creek, FL 33063

The 3rd annual Back 2 School Pool Party is here! Free school supply giveaways for all kids, a three-hour celebration with music, games, food, swimming and more! Come and have fun with your friends and family. Open to the public, fun for all ages. Food truck will be present with hot dogs, snacks and amazing desserts. Presented by Style My Own & Good Fight Mission. For more information, e-mail: info@stylemyown.com.

Preschool open house

Thursday, Aug. 8, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Center for Active Aging

227 NW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Speaker Jayne Hafer, preschool manager, will talk about “Preparing your Child for School.” Visit the classroom and meet the teachers. Refreshments will be available, as well as free child-sitting. The preschool serves children ages 3-5 years and promotes successful learning in a nurturing, loving childcare setting. Weekly tuition includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Teachers are certified and the school is a 5+ Quality Rated School with APPLE Accreditation. Free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten is offered beginning Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. Please call 954-480-4473 for more information or e-mail jhafer@dfb.city.

Save the Date:

Symphony of the Americas Summerfest Concert

Friday, Aug. 9, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Deerfield Main Beach Parking Lot

149 SE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL  33441

Mark your calendars for this free family outdoor performance. The concert, organized by the Deerfield Beach Historical Society is supported by the City of Deerfield Beach, the Deerfield Beach Rotary, Kiwanis Club, Woman’s Club and Cultural Committee, as well as State of Florida Cultural Affairs. The concert is free; bring along a chair or blanket. A variety of food and drink are available for purchase with all proceeds to benefit the sponsoring groups. For additional information, please call 561-299-8684 or visit www.deerfield-history.org.

Summer Jam Put Back

Saturday, Aug. 10, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

DS Sports Plex

3650 SW 10 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL, 33441

Game Time Clothing Presents their second annual event. A four team basketball tournament, 3 point contest, skill competition, fashion show, fun zones, food, beer and wine. Kids under 15 are free, ages 15-18 are $5 and adults are $15. For more information, call 954-798-6535 or 954-882-3373.

Woman’s Club Trips

Naval Museum in Ft. Pierce

Tuesday, Aug. 13 8:30 a.m.

Deerfield Woman’s Club is delighted to offer a very special trip to Ft. Pierce and Stuart. The National Navy Seal Museum is home to one of the most unusual collections of artifacts & exhibits of any museum. Cost is $90. Includes round trip Motor Coach transportation, a tip to your driver, a visit to the museum, a sit-down lunch overlooking the beach and a visit to historic downtown Stuart. Limited seats. Call now. Men are welcome too. Call Sally 954-427-2175 for more information.

GET FIT’ at the Center for Active Aging

 

Yoga Lite with Laura Newman —

Monday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 

Enhance Fitness® Program with Julie —

Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 10 to 11 a.m.  

 

Zumba Gold with Ayheza Newell —

Tuesday & Thursday, noon to 1 p.m.

 

Sit N Fit Yoga with Diane Zantop —

Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

 

Senior Aqua Movement

Tuesday & Thursday at the DFB Aquatic Center —

1 to 1:45 p.m.

 

Exercise Room includes treadmills, stationary bikes, cardio fit machine and more. Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

These are available every week. The Center for Active Aging is located at 227 NW 2 St., in Deerfield Beach. For more information, please call 954-480-4447. Need a ride?  Give them a call. The Center for Active Aging offers transportation services.

Read with Grandma Connie

Come to the Percy White Library at 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 and meet Grandma Connie, a foster grandparent who helps children become successful readers. She will hold office hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday, she will be available between noon and 5 p.m. Her schedule gets pretty full, so it is best to meet with her and schedule a block of time to meet with her. Call 954-357-7680.

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HAPPENINGS

Posted on 18 July 2019 by LeslieM

Hillsboro Lighthouse Tour

Sunday, July 21, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sands Harbor Resort Boat Dock

125 N. Riverside Dr.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Enjoy a great view from the lighthouse! Parking is on the east side of the street in the city (pay) parking lot. Registration/check-in starts 30 minutes prior to the first sail time and remains open until the last boat returns. Members will register/check you in, provide you with a wrist band and assist you with boarding for the boat ride to/from the lighthouse. A current HLPS membership or a $35 per person transportation fee is required. There are seven shuttle boats; the sail times are hourly 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

How to Lead a Balanced Life

Tuesday, July 23, 12 p.m.

Center for Active Aging

227 NW Eller St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Presented by Lalita Janke, Medical Center Affiliate. Need a ride? Give them a call. The Center for Active Aging offers transportation services. For more information, please call the Center for Active Aging at 954-480-4447.

Health & Financial Wellness Fair

Wednesday, July 24 through Thursday, July 25

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The City of Pompano Beach is offering a free Health and Financial Wellness Fair that is open to the public. Local hospitals and medical providers will be conducting free screenings: glucose, blood-pressure and spinal screenings. The Big Red Bus blood mobile will be onsite in the parking lot for those wanting to donate blood. In addition, free 30 minute financial seminars will be held, and a $25 gift card will be raffled away at each financial seminar. The fair will also have health and life insurance representatives onsite, as well as door prizes and giveaways throughout the day. Attend a food demo or enjoy the live on-stage music. Bella the Clown will be on-hand to delight children with face painting. For more information, call 954-786-4626.

Young Professional Mixer

Thursday, July 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Oceans 234

234 N. Ocean Dr.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Professionals under 40 can mix and mingle with other young entrepreneurs and executive Chamber members who are all looking for more exposure. Network in a relaxed environment and build new relationships with your peers! Members: $25, Non-members: $30. Includes one drink and light appetizers. Register at https://deerfieldchamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/4655.

Save the Date:

Whales, Magic and Cheese… Oh My!

Friday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. and

Saturday, July 27 at 11 a.m.

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W. Atlantic Blvd. 

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is proud to present The Fantasy Theatre Factory’s production of Whales, Magic and Cheese… Oh My! This timely story follows Jojo, a “bookworm” boy who wants to fit in, but soon learns that being different is what makes us special. “This fun-filled show playfully demonstrates to children why bullying is not okay,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. Tickets are $5-$10. Learn more at ccpompano.org or call 954-545-7800.

Multi-Family Backyard Garage Sale

Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Come find some treasures or sell some. Leave a message at 954-429-0378 for vendor application or judithofdfb@gmail.com, elilly707@aol.com

The Big Buck Music Fest

Saturday, Aug. 3, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

445 SW 2 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks & Recreation Department has announced the 2nd Annual Big Buck Music Fest in partnership with Irie Weekend Management and the Irie Foundation. The Big Buck Music Fest is a day filled with music, food & entertainment for all ages. The festival will include live musical performances from local & global artists, great food from well-known restaurants & food trucks, as well as an interactive kid zone. The festival will wrap with an unforgettable performance by global headliner, Lil Jon. Parental Advisory: Beginning at 7 p.m., there will be mature content and explicit language included as a part of the show. It will be at the discretion of the adult supervisor of the children to determine if they wish to stay and take part. General Admission: $7.27 DFB Resident; with promo code: $4.63 Link: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-buck-music-fest-tickets-62871356921

Symphony of the Americas

Summerfest Concert

Friday, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Deerfield Main Beach Parking Lot

149 SE 21 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Mark your calendars for this free family outdoor performance. The concert, organized by the Deerfield Beach Historical Society, is supported by the City of Deerfield Beach, the Deerfield Beach Rotary, Kiwanis Club and Woman’s Club. The concert is free; bring along a chair or blanket. A variety of food and drink are available for purchase with all proceeds to benefit the sponsoring groups. For additional information, please call 561-299-8684 or visit www.deerfield-history.org.

Summer Jam Put Back

Saturday, Aug. 10, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

DS Sports Plex

3650 SW 10 St.

Deerfield Beach, FL, 33441

Game Time Clothing presents their second annual event. A four team basketball tournament, 3 point contest skill competition, fashion show, fun zones, food, beer and wine. Kids under 15 are free, ages 15-18 are $5 and adults are $15. For more information, call 954-798-6535 or 954-882-3373.

Woman’s Club Trip

Navel Museum in Ft. Pierce

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m.

Deerfield Woman’s Club is delighted to offer a very special trip to Ft. Pierce and Stuart. The National Navy Seal Museum is home to one of the most unusual collections of artifacts & exhibits of any museum. Cost is $90. Includes round trip Motor Coach transportation, a tip to your driver, a visit to the museum, a sit-down lunch overlooking the beach and a visit to historic downtown Stuart. Limited seats. Call now. Men are welcome too. Call Sally 954-427-2175 for more information.

Read with Grandma Connie

Come to the Percy White Library at 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 and meet Grandma Connie, a foster grandparent who helps children become successful readers. She will hold office hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday, she will be available between noon and 5 p.m. Her schedule gets pretty full, so it is best to schedule a block of time to meet with her. Call 954-357-7680.

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Football season starts tonight!

Posted on 08 September 2016 by LeslieM

Find your fellow fans at these locations

Denver Broncos vs. the Carolina Panthers, baby! Tonight at 8:30 p.m. football season officially opens at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO. This year’s Super Bowl winning Broncos – complete with Super Bowl MVP Von Miller back on board – will come up against the Panthers, who seek redemption after falling short in last season’s superbowl. Sports bars in every corner of the country have stocked up on wings and beer, and many have had shiny new HDTV screens installed for the season opener.

We all know that most residents of Florida came from somewhere else, so while we may support the Miami Dolphins, many of us also have a first football love that still rules our hometown hearts. Here’s a rundown of where in and around our neighborhoods that you can find your fellow fans, and what specials to expect at that location:

The Cabin Sports Bar — 154 N. Federal Hwy., Deerfield – Patriots fans hang-out! This Sunday there is a pre-Patriot party from 5 to 7 p.m. with “give-a-ways.” In addition, all fans of any team are welcome here. Bucket Specials every Sunday throughout football season. 954-428-6438.

Bonefish Mac’s — 2002 Sample Rd., Pompano – Steelers fans are rumored to gather at Bonefish, so it should be jam-packed with excited fans every Steeler night! 954-781-6227.

Two Georges — 1754 SE 3 Ct., Deerfield Beach – Supports all teams with a football special menu and $2.50 selected beers in the bar area. Only Two Georges offers a 10’ X 8’ projection TV screen that extends out over the water for the big game. Plus 20 regular TVs, to keep everyone happy. All fans are welcome. 954-421-9272.

City Pub — 956 S. Federal Hwy., Deerfield – The City Pub boasts approx. 200 Buffalo Bill fans. See the Baltimore Raven vs. the Buffalo Bills this Sunday at 1p.m. Enjoy their signature Buffalo Roast Beef Sandwich or the Buffalo Hot Dog for eats while watching the game. Buffalo Bills fans have found a home at City Pub, but everyone is always welcome. 954-427-8213

Bru’s Room Deerfield —120 NE 20 Ave., Deerfield – Former Dolphin Bob Brudzinski is the owner and has made Bru’s Room into a special home for all Dolphins fans. You know they’ll have plenty of specials on food and drinks throughout football season. With enough TVs to show every game at the same time, you can stop by early in the week and check the labels on each TV to find out which one will show your game this weekend. 954-420-5959. Their Coral Springs location (1000 N. University Dr.) caters to Cleveland Browns fans — 954-656-8041.

Hott Leggz — 3128 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point – Chicago Bears (and Cubs) fans make their Florida home at Hott Leggz, where they can get traditional Chicago Beef sandwich of roast beef on Italian bread smothered in giardiniera (sautéed Italian peppers). There’s also a TV on every table. 754-307-2444.

Legends Tavern & Grill — 1391 S. Military Tr., Deerfield Beach – They’re offering specials on game weekends including $13 Bud Lite buckets and $2.50 pints on selected beers, as well as All Day Happy Hour on Sundays. Fans from all teams come here. 754-212-2655.

Packy’s Sports Pub — 4480 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point – Packy’s is another great gathering spot for Buffalo Bills fans. With 26 HDTV’s scattered around the bar, Packy’s is taking reservations for the Buffalo Bills vs Miami Dolphin game on Oct. 23. Beer will be provided on the bus and some tailgating food too. 954-657-8423

Football Season starts this week. This is just a sampling of some local football hangouts. Send your game-day fun pictures to observereditor@comcast.net.

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Football season starts tonight! Find your fellow fans at these locations

Posted on 10 September 2015 by LeslieM

By Karen Newcombe

New England Patriots vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, baby! Tonight at 8:30 p.m. football season officially opens at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. This year’s Super Bowl winning Patriots – complete with QB Tom Brady back on board – will come up against the Steelers, who seek to make a statement and beat the best on their own field. Sports bars in every corner of the country have stocked up on wings and beer, and many have had shiny new HDTV screens installed for the season opener.

We all know that most residents of Florida came from somewhere else, so while we may support the Miami Dolphins, many of us also have a first football love that still rules our hometown hearts. Here’s a rundown of where in and around our neighborhoods that you can find your fellow fans, and what specials to expect at that location:

The Cabin Sports Bar — 154 N. Federal Hwy., Deerfield – Patriots fans, this is your home away from home. The Cabin is in its 15th season this year and has installed new, big-screen TVs just in time for tonight’s game. While all fans of any team are welcome here, the Cabin will be hosting a very Patriotic evening tonight! Bucket Specials throughout football season. 954-428- 6438.

Bonefish Mac’s — 2002 Sample Rd., Pompano – Steelers fans are rumored to gather at Bonefish, so it should be jam-packed with excited fans tonight! 954- 781-6227.

Two Georges — 1754 SE 3 Ct., Deerfield Beach – The jumbo screen. What more do you need to hear? Two Georges offers their 10’ X 12’ television for the big game, plus 19 other TVs, and a special football menu available in the bar on Saturdays and Sundays. All fans are welcome. 954-421-9272.

City Pub — 956 S. Federal Hwy., Deerfield – The City Pub reboot with new owners is going strong, and we’ve heard that they have some special treats lined up for football fans this year. Buffalo Bills fans have found a home at City Pub, but everyone is always welcome. 954-427-8213

Bru’s Room Deerfield — 120 NE 20 Ave., Deerfield – Dolphins fans, we know you’re welcome everywhere in South Florida, but former Dolphin Bob Brudzinski has made Bru’s Room into a special home for you. You know they’ll have plenty of specials on food and drinks throughout football season. With enough TVs to show every game at the same time, you can stop by early in the week and check the labels on each TV to find out which one will show your game this weekend. 954-420-5959. [Their Coral Springs location (1000 N. University Dr.) caters to Cleveland Browns fans — 954-656-8041].

Slackers Bar & Grill — 995 W. State Rd. 84, Ft. Lauderdale – Our research indicates that Green Bay Packers fans congregate at Slackers. So do Florida State fans. 954-530-4758.

Hott Leggz — 3128 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point – Chicago Bears (and Cubs) fans make their Florida home at Hott Leggz, where they can get traditional Chicago Beef sandwich of roast beef on Italian bread smothered in giardiniera (sautéed Italian peppers). There’s also a TV on every table. 754-307-2444.

Legends Tavern & Grill — 1391 S. Military Tr., Deerfield Beach – Legends is new and this will be their first football season in Deerfield Beach. They’re offering specials on game weekends including $13 Bud Lite buckets and $2.50 pints on selected beers, as well as All Day Happy Hour on Sundays. Fans from all teams come here. 754-212-2655.

Packy’s Sports Pub — 4480 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point – Packy’s has now been under new ownership for a year, and is a gathering spot for Buffalo Bills fans. Packy’s is offering $13 domestic buckets and $18 craft/import buckets.

Enjoy the game tonight, everyone! This is just a sampling of some local football hangouts. Send your gameday fun pictures to observereditor@comcast.net.

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BSO Deputy Rivera’s funeral Friday at Calvary Chapel

Posted on 24 September 2013 by JLusk

deputydanielriverabrowardsheriffsofficerThe men and women of the Broward Sheriff Office are mourning the loss of a dedicated colleague, Deputy Daniel Rivera, who died Saturday night of injuries he sustained in a car crash. He leaves behind a 14-year-old son, Damian Luis Barrio, and many other grieving relatives, friends and coworkers.

Visitation for Rivera will be held Thursday, Sept. 26 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Pompano Beach, 138 NE 1 STreet, Pompano. The funeral is 11 a.m., Friday, September 27 at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, 2401 W. Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale. Interment is at Our Lady Queen of Heaven, 1400 State Road 7, North Lauderdale.

Deputy Rivera, 32, started with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in 2003. He served in the agency’s Department of Detention until May 2012 when he transferred to the Department of Law Enforcement. He was a road patrol deputy in BSO’s Pompano Beach district. He was driving on Interstate 95 just before sunrise on Sept. 11 when his car left the roadway and hit a tree.

“Our entire agency is feeling the loss of this young, brave deputy who was taken too soon from his family, friends and coworkers,” Sheriff Scott Israel said. “I am praying for Deputy Rivera’s family to find comfort and strength during this time.”

Deputy Rivera was a confident, hard-working deputy who loved fitness, dancing to Latin music, rooting for the New York Mets and being with his friends, family and his girlfriend. He was born in Brooklyn and attended the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan, John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan and Florida Atlantic University. Deputy Rivera was an auxiliary police officer with the New York Police Department before moving to Florida at age 19. He attended Church by the Glades in Coral Springs.

Other survivors include his mother, Miriam Cuin, a captain with the New York City Department of Corrections; father, Antonio Cuin, a warden with the New York City Department of Corrections; sister, Jessica Ducos; brother, Carlos Ducos; grandparents, Moises and Maria Hernandez and girlfriend, Andrea Mendez.

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Broward commissioners oppose closing of post office facilities

Posted on 27 September 2011 by LeslieM

Broward County Commissioners want to save the Broward County postmark, prevent hundreds of lay-offs and insure that mail is processed locally.

Today, Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution opposing the closure of the Pembroke Pines and Fort Lauderdale U.S. Postal Processing Centers.

The Postal Service is studying the closures and consolidations of 252 post offices nationwide in an effort save $3-billion a year.  The Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines facilities are among those on the chopping block.

“This means that mail sent from Broward County to a local address could take up to three or more days to arrive.  Legal documents, such as tax documents facing postmark deadlines will be jeopardized and the delivery and processing of absentee ballots and voter information could face lengthy delays as mail volume increases during these periods,” said Commissioner Barbara Sharief, the sponsor of the commission resolution.

“Mail service will be slow, people will lose their jobs adding to unemployment and the Broward postmark will be history, literally,” said Broward County Mayor Sue Gunzburger, co-sponsor of the resolution which will be delivered to the Broward Congressional Delegation, the U.S. Postal Service and posted to the County’s website at www.broward.org

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Burglar caught in Deerfield Beach by alert neighbor

Posted on 14 September 2011 by LeslieM

Thanks to an alert neighbor who called police, one suspect is in custody for an attempted burglary in the 200 block of SW 3 Court. Deputies were quickly on scene, established a perimeter, and apprehended one suspect. Two suspects are still at large as detectives continue the investigation. If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood call 911 immediately.

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Crabby Jack’s fire; 2nd restaurant to burn in Rivertowne Square this month

Posted on 28 August 2011 by JLusk

Crabby Jacks, at 1015 S.  Federal, in Deerfield Beach,  is the second restaurant this month in Rivertowne Square shopping center at SW 10th and Federal to have a fire.

People cruising by Sunday morning watched as it was burning down between 6:40 and 7:00 a.m. before someone finally called the fire in. Deerfield started rolling on the call at 7 a.m. and quickly called for back up from Pompano and Ft. Lauderdale.

There was a rumor going around town that maybe there was a “firebug” in the area because of a fire at Peking Tokyo Buffet on Aug. 12, which is still closed, less than a 1000 feet from Crabby Jack’s. That fire was a result of grease build up on and around the grill so when the employee fired it up there was a flash fire.

Quitoni from Deerfield fire said it took about 30 minutes to whack down the initial blaze.  BSO cleared out Denny’s next door because it was so hot.  Onlookers were coming by all day. The state Fire Marshall is investigating the fire and we should have an answer soon.

We will have the complete story in our Sept 1 issue of the Observer. To watch video of the Peking Tokyo Buffet fire on Aug 12 and the Crabby Jack’s fire go to ObserverTV and click on” latest videos”

PHOTO BY JEFF GRAVES

 

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Business owners upset about Lighthouse Point sign ordinance

Posted on 17 August 2011 by LeslieM

Lighth­­ouse Point business owners are heading to city hall next week to protest a recent crackdown on the sign ordinance. Business owners have turned off their open signs rather than pay fees and permits to keep them on in protest of a sign ordinance that is now being enforced in Lighthouse Point.

“Many retail store fronts have a neon “OPEN” sign in their front windows so that customers can know that the location is open for business,” said Pac N Send owner Penni Morris who is upset about being visited by code enforcement over an open sign. “It is an invitation to stop in. We have been issued warnings and violations, and are being required to get a permit for these lighted open signs which include appearing before the community appearance board.  An open sign should not be considered advertising, but rather an essential part of letting the public know we are open for business.”

Morris isn’t the only business owner upset. Graeme Donald at Daily Grind said he turned his sign off in protest of the fees and ordinance.

“This should be changed,” Donald said. “This is a basic requirement, for a business to say you are open.”

Business owners have requested the commission put the item on their agenda at the next meeting on August 23, and Morris is asking that all business owners concerned about the sign ordinance and violations to attend the meeting.

 

 

 

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Three suspects arrested in East Deerfield when alert neighbor calls BSO

Posted on 15 August 2011 by LeslieM

Just after 9:30am this morning BSO deputies responded to the 300 block of SE 8 Avenue after a resident reported seeing three suspects climbing through a neighbor’s window.  Deputies quickly arrived on scene and set up a perimeter.  Three suspects were quickly captured.  The BSO helicopter was also on scene.  If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood call 911 immediately.

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