LAUDERHILL, Florida – Lauderhill Commissioner Richard Campbell presents the 57th Jamaica Flag & Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, August 4, 2019, from 12 pm – 10 pm at the Lauderhill Sports Complex (7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313.Under the distinguished patronage of Mr. Oliver Mair, Consul General of Jamaica, this will be the 11th Anniversary and celebrate National Heroes & Heroine.The flag-raising will be at 5 pm and there will be music by Rainbow Disco with Fada Bow, fun, giveaways, complimentary food & drinks. Patrons must bring back to school supplies to enter to win a vacation to any Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean.This FREE event is sponsored by the City of Lauderhill, the Duke of Earle from WAVS 1170AM Radio 107.9FM, Broward Meat & Fish Co., Sandals (The Luxury Included Holiday), Beaches (Resorts for Everyone by Sandals), Jamaica (Once you go, you know.), Jamaica National Bank, Donna’s Caribbean Restaurants, CASA, Ram’s Car Care Center, JN Money Transfer, Fraser Property Adjusters, the Caribbean Voice Newspaper and the Netball Youth Sports Association.
by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Welcome to the throes of fall where the weather is chillier, the pumpkins are spicier, and it only lasts for two weeks before the snow falls. While you may want to get outside for the brief moment we have before the outdoors become intolerable for four months, if you’re like me and prefer the warmth of your couch, there’s plenty of good TV to catch up on.First of which, is the Netflix (kind of) original movie, El Camino, the glorious sequel to the (arguably) greatest TV show of all time, Breaking Bad. We’ve had the spin-off, Better Call Saul to indulge our nostalgia, but the show never fully brought me back to the immersion of writer/director Vince Gilligan’s crime and humor ridden mini-universe of New Mexico.El Camino does what most movie adaptions of popular shows fails to do: remind us of what we loved about the show without ruining its impact. Most movie adaptions will try to directly follow the action, where the previous series left off (exactly as El Camino does), but add in a new twist that takes away from series’ final moments.Oftentimes they’ll add in a character we never knew before to be the new antagonist or introduce a new plot point the previous series somehow “missed.” I understand why they do that, but when you revisit the series after you watch the movie, it just feels like the movie took away the finality that comes with a series finale. El Camino found the perfect way to follow up a beloved show by focusing on the adventures of a single character, Jesse Pinkman, directly following the final battle of Breaking Bad. This way, Gilligan didn’t need to bring anyone back from the dead (although many of our favorite characters make cameos in the form of flashbacks) or change anything from the show beforehand. The show and the movie exist on their own and while Breaking Bad is required viewing to understand El Camino, the movie is a great piece of work in its own right. It balances the heavy drama that contrasts with dark humor that made us fall in love with the show and has a solid plot that keeps you guessing and entertained throughout the two-hour run time. It’s a great movie and you should definitely check it out, but because it had over 27 million streams in the first week, I’m guessing most of you already have.Speaking of dark, yet incredibly entertaining shows, I think we’re finally getting the on-screen adaption of Allen Moore’s Watchmen we deserve. If you’re unfamiliar, Watchmen was a groundbreaking graphic novel in the mid-80s that used a superhero story as a vehicle to talk about the ideas of power during the height of the Cold War. What made it so revolutionary was that it took the idea that superheroes are meant to be all-powerful and use that power to protect John Q. Taxpayer, but put a twist on it.Moore posed the question of what would happen if those forces of power were in the hands of people ill-equipped to handle them. He also created the character of Doctor Manhattan, a giant all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-ambivalent blue, naked man to stand-in as the nuclear option. What followed in the wonderfully rendered pages was a new story about Cold War politics, the ethics of decision makers, and most of all: power. The new series on HBO follows that example, but chooses instead to tell a story about America’s historically (and presently) horrendous relationship with race.The show starts with one of the most brutal examples of mass racial violence, the Tulsa Race Massacre, and picks up the story in an alternate 2019, 98 years later. In this alternate, yet eerily similar, reality, the police wear masks to protect their identity (supposedly) and are fighting the rising threat of a white-nationalist group known as the Rorschachs. Regina King after only one episode has already stolen the spotlight as a hooded and mysterious cop who’s just beginning to grasp the fraught conspiracy that’s rising in Tulsa (that’s right, a real show takes place in Oklahoma). Watchmen is only one episode in and people are already calling it one of the best shows of the year and I’m not ready to sound the alarm, but this is definitely a program ready to spark some discussion.There’s a charming new show on Netflix called Living With Yourself with one important factor: it stars two Paul Rudds. That’s it. That’s the show. Why are you still reading and not watching it at this very moment? If that didn’t sell you and you’re hung up on little things like “premise” and “plot” then you’re also in luck, because the premise is *light spoiler* Paul Rudd, a native Kansan, is a terribly depressed man who goes to a shady $50,000 spa to get his life in order.Unbeknownst to him, the spa actually cloned him, fixed his brain to be happy, and left his dead body in the woods, until he woke up. It’s a pretty interesting premise to explore two men sharing one life and the problems and inherent jealousy that come with that. If you’re looking for an easy watch that still keeps you interested, give this show a peep.Finally, there are two pieces of science intrigue to discuss this week. The first is a monumental feat in space feminism when two astronauts, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, performed the first all-female spacewalk. Women have been walking in space for 3 decades now (despite what you might hear from the executive branch), but this is the first time it was an all-women affair. The next piece of science news is less important, but groundbreaking in its own way. We finally did it. The millennial agenda is finally realized. We have alcoholic Tide Pods. The Glenlivet (posh name) came out with their own “glassless whisky” and it looks delectable. Sorry boomers, but you finally lost, you may have won the battle for our ozone and wealth equality, but you’ll never take the internet’s ability to ruin things.Meme of the WeekI unfortunately can’t look at every meme that dominates the internet every week, so if you see a meme and think it should be the meme of the week please send it to: SumnerCultureCow@gmail.comIf you disagree with my analysis, have a grievance or any other complaint please visit hereFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
By warren rappleyea Staff Writer Middletown North girls wrap up another successful season Lions have bright future ahead of them FARRAH MAFFAI Middletown North’s Heather Zito completes her balance beam routine at Friday’s state gymnastics meet at Old Bridge High School. It was another successful season for the Middletown High School North field hockey team and, with most of its players returning, even better things may be in store down the road. The Lions finished at 14-6-1 and won the Shore Conference’s Class A North crown for the third successive year. Middletown North also went to the finals of the conference tourney, downing quality teams in Ocean and Wall along the way, and reached the second round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV tournament. “It took us a while to find out which girls fit in which positions, but we had a set lineup for the playoffs, and that helped us quite a bit,” coach Bill Lafalce said. “Last year we had mostly seniors, so we had to move some players around and change a few things this season.” Only two seniors, fullback Elena Marszallwicz and midfielder Jaimee Famando, started regularly, and both were key performers. Marszallwicz led the team with 12 assists and handled a lot of responsibilities, such as penalty corners and free hits, while Famando, in her third varsity campaign, helped control the middle of the field. Forward Mary Hern and midfielder Lauren Benedetti, the Lions’ other two seniors, contributed valuable minutes off the bench. Other key players included Kaitlyn Faalan, a junior forward, who led Middletown North with a team-record 20 goals. Sophomore wingers Annmarie Lopresti and Corrine Monahan added 14 and 12 goals, respectively. Monahan also contributed 11 assists. Sophomores Ashleigh Pecherski and Caitlin Browne were instrumental in the middle, and the Lions’ defense was outstanding throughout the season. Goalie Katie McGowan, a junior, sparkled, posting eight shutouts. The defense included juniors Allison Corvo, Lindsay Harris, Samantha Mazzucola and Jackie Matthew, as well as sophomores Amanda Wichnick and Allyson Dunzello, and reserve goaltender Allison Walker, who did well in limited action, including a 4-3 victory over Manasquan in her first varsity start. “This turned out to be a very balanced team,” Lafalce said. “We had to move a few people around, but once we got to a set lineup, everything fell into place. We were able to beat some very good teams in the playoffs, and that gave the girls a lot of confidence. The best thing is that most of the girls will be back next season.”