Becky Tooley 2

Professional football is OK, but I am a Cleveland Browns fan even though they have not been playing well. I know that they will go to the Super Bowl someday; I just hope it’s within my lifetime. I do root for the Miami Dolphins, but that’s another story.

My husband, Frank, used to think that I was nuts when I had two games on at once. He would just shake his head and laugh at me. I figured it was better than flipping channels, which he did all the time.

Frank and I also attended the local high school football games to support the youth of Coconut Creek. You should come out some night to help cheer our kids to victory. I love watching the reactions of the little ones. They appreciate the people who attend the games and support them. You can check out game times and information on tackle, cheer and flag at

Speaking of entertainment, did you know that we have a senior center in the Community Center at 1100 Lyons Road? The cost to join is only $20 for residents and is open to nonresidents as well. The program is run by Joy Mastrocola, who is loved by all of the seniors. She plans social activities, fitness classes, games, discussion groups, potlucks, movies, guest lecturers, a book club, parties, field trips and more. More than 200 members from around the community have joined. Recently, the seniors planted a garden behind the Community Center to attract butterflies. Visit the Community Center or call 954.545.6670 to find out how you can get involved.

Parents, remember to register your children for Day of Play, which will be held at the Community Center on Sept. 9 for a great morning of fun and exercise. I have participated every year and love having fun with the children. Our Parks and Recreation Department holds many great programs. You can keep posted at

I hope to see you at the third annual Coconut Creek ArtsFest on Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Center. This free event will feature an art show, arts and crafts, food, entertainment and family activities.

On a different note, I would like to thank all of our employees because without their hard work, Coconut Creek would be just another city, not the award-winning, beautiful, environmentally friendly community that we are. I thank them for making my job an easy one. I appreciate them very much.

I’ll see you around town.