She has some great memories. “We had an entire 1700s
period-appropriate encampment. We cooked our meals
over a campfire in a cast iron pot. We camped in canvas
tents with wooden stakes. We rolled around in the dirt
with our fight scenes. We even had entire plays and skits
to act out every day, including blowing up a boat on the
water and catching our pub on fire.”
This year’s Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield
Beach includes eight themed weekends ending March 26.
A pirate invasion, a Celtic celebration, and the Mad Hatter’s
circus are just three of them.
She eventually reduced her performing, and took a
part-time job at Sailfish Brewery as the game night host.
After a couple of years, the COVID-19 pandemic came
and she hosted the games via Zoom. She also arranges
flowers for a local florist a few days a week.
“I need a creative outlet for my mind to feel balanced,”
She currently works at Watercrest, a senior assisted living
and memory center where making the elderly residents
happy makes her happy.
“It’s when we need help the most,” she explains. “I
have real conversations with them where I help explain
their situation. It allows me to think quickly and on my
feet. Some of the most fulfilling moments are when a
resident looks at me and says, ‘Thank you for taking your
time with me.’ I want them to always think of me as the
person who listened, who treated them as a person, not a
So what’s her next adventure? Well, she doesn’t know
yet, but, it’s most certainly just around the corner. E
It’s a steampunk
weekend at a
makes up her
face for the
WANT TO GO …
Curious about Renaissance faires?
Visit ren-fest.com for details
on the Florida Renaissance Festival 2023.
Residents can place bulk waste at the curb once a month on their assigned day.
Examples of bulk waste
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Before you place those items at the curb:
• If you cannot wait for your collection day, you can use the City’s
free voluntary drop-off site on the corner of Cameo Boulevard
and Crosstown Parkway or schedule a collection for a fee.
• Items accepted for bulk trash pickup include appliances,
furniture, carpet, mattresses and toys. Items that cannot be
collected at the curb include construction materials, household
hazardous waste and concrete.
• Place items at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your pickup day,
but no earlier than 6 p.m. the evening before your pickup day.
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YES! Stacked neatly
Less than 2 cubic yards
NO! Not neatly stacked
More than 2 cubic yards
Let’s talk trash! Bulk waste!
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• The limit is 2 cubic yards per month.
Find your bulk day by visiting www.CityofPSL.com/SolidWaste