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OCTOBER 10, 2008 POMPANO BEACH DEERFIELD BEACH LIGHTHOUSE POINT LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA Vol. XIV, Issue 41
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11.25 percent tax
hike for 2008
By Frances Zannoni
Hillsboro Beach Commission-
ers have approved the town's 2008
proposed budget. The new budget,
totaling $4,281,270, reflects an 11.25
percent increase over last year's bud-
get of $3,763,052.
The millage increased to 2.6121
from last year's rate of 2.2498.
"Taxes are 12.41 percent over the
roll back rate," said Hillsboro Beach
Finance Director Robert Lange. "This
means people are going to see a slight
increase in their taxes depending on
the value of their home."
"I'm convinced that it's the best that
we could do," said Hillsboro Beach
Vice Mayor Dan Dodge. "We had to
put together a realistic budget so we
didn't have to go into reserves."
Continued on page 7
a cause with
The local Soroptimist Club members are hosting
a Casino Night to benefit Woodhouse. The event
takes place Nov. 1 at St. Coleman Catholic Church
and includes Chicken Marsala from Carrabba's
Italian Grill in Pompano Beach. Pictured are Sue
Nelson, president of Soroptimist and Marcia Cris-
mond, chair of this year's event. See page 5.
Lighthouse Point Certified as
Community Wildlife Habitat
WELCOME TO THE CRITTERS! Lighthouse Point is the 28th city to receive this honor in
the country and the fifth in the State of Florida. Florida recently passed California in total number
of certified yards. The National Wildlife Federation, or NWF, commends the residents of Light-
house Point and the Community Wildlife Habitat team for their wildlife conservation efforts and
for coming together for a common purpose to create a community where people and wildlife can
flourish. Pictured are Taryn Palo, Roy Rogers, Erica Davey, Suzy Pinnell, Jan Davey, Inger Jones,
Mary Pryde and Diana Guidry.
still full speed ahead
By Anne Siren
It's been seven years since the
county approved the Pompano Beach
East Community Redevelopment
Agency, or CRA, proposal to renovate,
update and design the city's beach
area to attract tourists, business own-
ers and residents to its destination.
Yet, the last crane spotted at the
beach was lifting the final slab to the
top of WCI's Oceanside Residences at
803 N. Ocean Blvd.
WCI was to be the anchor for
redevelopment at the beach, but the
luxury condominium units are mainly
empty even after prices were slashed
shortly after the company declared
bankruptcy earlier this year.
The East CRA is more than the
beach area. It focuses on 158 acres of
Continued on page 2
Garden of Love blooms with flowers and gifts,
celebrates 34 years in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
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Doris Hamilton, owner of Garden of Love, holds a beautiful wrap of delicate pink orchids, which
is her October anniversary special at $14.99 for as long as her supply lasts. [Photo by Phyllis J.
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PELICAN STAFF musical bears plus an endless stock of
In October, Dolores Hamilton will
be celebrating 34 years owning the
Garden of Love at 257 Commercial
Blvd. in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, or
LBTS. "I was a hair dresser in my eas-
ier life," she jokes. "As a hair dresser,
I could take inventory in 10 minutes.
In my Garden of Love, it takes me a
And she's not kidding. Besides
fresh flowers, her store is stocked
with silk flowers and plants, ceramics,
attractive gift items.
Her wire service connection is
very important to business. "I send
fresh flowers all over the country and
even the world for customers. A lot
of people use this service because
this tourist area attracts visitors and
part-timers who send floral gifts. They
even call me from their home base
when they want to send flowers to
their relatives and friends on important
Judy Swaggerty, LBTS Chamber
of Commerce, gives Hamilton raves,
saying, "She's absolutely phenomenal
as a designer. I send flowers from
Garden of Love to friends here and all
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land on Atlantic Boulevard
north and south from the
ocean to Northeast 18 Avenue.
Proponents want rede-
velopment to hype up human
traffic for local business and
to attract more business own-
ers to the Avenue.
For six years, most CRA
activity centered on building
consensus for the area. City
commissioners sought pub-
lic input on everything from
landscaping to street benches
and street lamps.
Anxious beach residents
feared a population over-
load with proposals for more
condominium units. The
beach nearly ended up as the
home for the Fort Lauderdale
Swimming Hall of Fame,
and one developer came very
close to building two condo-
minium towers on the city's
two parking lots east of the
Intracoastal Waterway. When
the city changed its mind in
the middle of negotiations, the
builder sued. Only recently
did that lawsuit come to an
end with the courts finding on
the side of the city and releas-
ing the parking lots for public
Now those same lots
will house a new library, a
new firehouse, a new and
improved pumping station, a
parking garage and some pas-
To get things rolling and
to build enthusiasm for the
project, the city hired a CRA
director, Robert Franke, to
pick up the momentum for
Last week Franke re-
signed from his $107,000 job
after nearly one full year of
overseeing the project. He
cited "new endeavors" in his
And while to some that
resignation could be the "per-
fect storm" to kill CRA hopes,
just the opposite is happening.
Jack Rogerson, CRA ad-
visory board chair, is already
lobbying the city to get a new
CRA director in place.
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Angle parking, a median, wider side-
walks and landscaping on Atlantic
Boulevard between Ocean Drive and
A1A will be implemented with CRA
"We need a director," said
Rogerson. "Not much was
getting done before we had
one. Now that we have a plan
and we're starting to do the
work, a director is urgent."
With about $5 million
in the CRA fund, Rogerson
wants to see something tan-
gible on Atlantic Boulevard.
The first thing within the
budget will be the sidewalks
from A1A to the ocean, al-
ready a popular spot for locals
with Frank's Ristorante, Caff6
al Mare, Briny Pub, Annie's
Nails and other shops attract-
Plans are set to widen
sidewalks in front of these
buildings for outside dining.
Landscaping and other infra-
structure needs will add more
enhancements. This one-block
project is budgeted at about
Rogerson says this is
where the director can make
things happen by convinc-
ing those owners to enhance
their own shops as the public
improvements take place.
CRA funds can only be used
to redevelop public land.
"I think there is a lot of
enthusiasm about the CRA.
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We've had between 80 to 100
people attend our planning
meetings," he says.
A new restaurant is also in
negotiations for the pier prop-
erty across from the previous-
ly mentioned parking lots.
Plans to move the Atlantic
terminus parking a bit north
and create a park at the pres-
ent parking area is also within
reach. Dune restoration, shade
trees and other enhance-
ments for the beach have been
planned, but the CRA is look-
ing for federal grants to begin
Moving west on Atlantic
Boulevard, Publix is prepar-
ing to tear down its store and
build a mixed use project with
a parking garage.
Rogerson wants to take
advantage of that redevelop-
ment and start renovating the
parking lots adjacent and east
of the Publix project.
He adds that there is
plenty for a CRA director to
do, including overseeing at
least three projects that could
be started in the near future.
But he won't get support
for a new director from the
city's vice mayor, George
"I continue to feel that
if the city manager takes the
helm and leads, we can still
move forward," said Brum-
District 1 commissioner,
Barry Dockswell, doesn't
want that to happen. He
agrees with Rogerson that
a new director should be on
board as soon as possible.
"We need to hire a new
director who is a better match
for us and who will take the
plans and the execution of the
plans up a higher level," said
"The city needs to lead
the way with the publicly-
owned properties: the beach
parking lot, the pier restaurant
and the streets," says Dock-
swell. "Why should investors
come if it seems like the city
Dockswell sees the CRA
in terms of the main public
properties. "Streets are key
to the CRA. Publix is going
ahead the way they planned.
What we should do as a city,
is to beautify the streets in
front of the businesses that are
improving their own store-
fronts and facades."
Dockswell adds that bond
money might become neces-
sary as the TIF funds are still
less than what the city antici-
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Financing, is a financing tool
that retains part of the prop-
erty taxes of a geographical
district to allow governments
to issue bonds to finance in-
Friday, October 10, 2008
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Deerfield Beach Commission tires of beach property negotiations
calling land 'overpriced', owner says he'll privatize the sand
By Judy Wilson
Deerfield Beach Commis-
sioners have abruptly halted
efforts to raise the funds need-
ed to buy an expensive piece
of beach property after they
failed to obtain a $310,000
With another $310,000 in
hand from Broward County's
Open Space Bond Fund, the
city had been trying to meet
the $600,000 purchase price
placed on the 50-foot strip by
owner Pete Boinis.
When that attempt failed
last month, City Manager
Mike Mahaney applied for
another state grant in the
amount of $200,000, and
Tuesday night he asked
commissioners to approve a
Department of Environmental
Protection grant request for
up to $50,000, bringing him
close to Boinis' asking price.
But Mayor Al Capellini
Unhappy with having to
deal publicly, the mayor said,
"He'll just wait to see if we
get the $200,000. You're tell-
ing him we'll meet his price.
As a taxpayer, I find this
deplorable. Even grant money
is our money."
On Wednesday, Boinis
was equally distressed. "That
beach will be blocked off.
I have a great amount of li-
ability there. I've been 1,000
percent helpful to the city, and
I have been patient for over a
year," he said.
The 50-foot strip of sand
lies adjacent to and south of
the fishing pier and partially
beneath the pier restrooms
which are in need of major
repairs. It totals 11,000 square
feet and has been vari-
ously appraised at between
$670,000 and $735,000. Cur-
rently, Boinis said, it would
probably appraise out at
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worked so hard on this thing."
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Friday, October 10, 2008
Pompano Beach Library introduces chess to community
By Anne Siren
In war, generals try to
think two or three steps ahead
of the enemy.
The same is true in chess.
But in the end, the players
usually shake hands over the
chessboard, looking forward
to the next match.
This month, chess was the
event that won the day at the
Pompano Beach Library, 1213
E. Atlantic Blvd. where about
20 chess enthusiasts tried their
skills at the age-old game of
The Pompano Posse
Chess Club hosted its first
tournament with 13 winning
their games. Meyer Rosen,
Ron Szczapinski and James
Saul took the first places in
Anita Magnotta, librarian,
established a chess club at the
Imperial Point Library years
ago, and hopes that this club
in Pompano Beach will draw
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Stephen Cerobyl, presi-
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Chess Club is a Class 'A'
player. Cerobyl served as
one of the judges for last
weekend's event. He says he
learned chess as an adult and
is a strong believer that chil-
dren benefit by learning the
game early. "Chess teaches
life skills," he adds. "Broward
needs to expand its chess
Henry Troike, a mem-
ber of the Imperial Point
Library Chess club learned
chess when he was a college
student. Troike says the game
teaches logic and has heard
that playing chess prevents
"Queen Isabella and King
Ferdinand of Spain, Voltaire
and Ben Franklin played
the game," says Pablo Nez,
who meets every weekend in
Pompano Beach to play. Nez
learned the game in Cuba as
a child. His father told him
about Cuba's chess master,
Capa Blanca, an icon of the
game throughout the world.
"I love the game," says
Nez. "And after every move
the games changes. Even if
you lose, there's still the fun
of playing. And losing doesn't
dampen your passion for the
Call the Pompano Posse
Chess Club, call 954-786-
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borhood Watch meeting takes
place Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at St.
Elizabeth Social Hall, NE 10
St., Pompano Beach. Growing
our Group will be the topic.
Speakers will be Commis-
sioner Charlotte Burrie who
will update the group on city
news. Captain Evans from
BSO will also be speaking.
The safest neighborhoods
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Friday, October 10, 2008
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Making a Difference
- It's CASINO NIGHT, Soroptimist's fund
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READY TO PARTY?- Soroptimists and their pals are once again ready to be whatever they need to be to raise charity funds for the Woodhouse
Center in Pompano Beach. Costumed for a previous Casino Night, are Lighthouse Point Mayor Fred Schorr, wife Laraine with Lighthouse Point Police
Chief Ross Licata with wife, Peggy. [Photos by Sandy Johnson]
By Phyllis J. Neuberger
Not to worry about what to wear
to this fun affair.
This year, the Soroptimist Casino
Night theme is 'In Poor Taste' so
come, dressed in anything that suits.
This annual affair, hosted by the
local Soroptimist group, happens at
St. Coleman's Church, across from the
Marketplace in Pompano Beach.
Each ticket includes a chicken
Marsala dinner from Carrabba's
Italian Grill, one drink and $100 in
There will be dancing to the music
of World Famous Low Tides, many
prizes, raffles, games and inexpensive
All proceeds will benefit Wood-
house, a Pompano Beach residential
group home for adults with cerebral
According to Judy Sullivan, "The
funding is especially important this
The theme of last year's event was, "Let 'em
Ride." $35,000 was raised and donated to
Woodhouse. Dianne Miller, Phil and Marsha
Linville posed a costume challenge to the best
of the Hell's Angels although they did not arrive
If You Go ...
What: Casino Night includes:
Chicken Marsala dinner, one
$100 funny money for gambling
Dancing to World-Famous Low
Prizes, raffles and games
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1
Where: St. Coleman's Church,
1200 S. Federal Hwy., Pompano
How Much: $55
For tickets: Call 954-946-4676 or
year because the agency has lost its
United Way funding."
Marcia Crismond, event chair-
woman, adds, "Last year we cleared
$35,000 on Casino Night and donated
the entire amount to Woodhouse. This
year we hope to have between 300 and
350 people, and hopefully we will be
able to increase our donation to this
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ers are a garage sale and the Seafood
Marsha Linville, executive direc-
tor of Woodhouse and a member of
Soroptimist, is grateful to the group
for its support over these past 17
years. She says,"We use this dona-
tion for direct care for our residents
who are both physically and mentally
disabled. Currently, there are 39 men
and women living here. We take care
of them and their needs 24/7. At least
six of them have been with us for 34
years which clearly indicates we are
doing our job well. I've been here for
30 years myself, so the residents are
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Volume XIV, Issue 41
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Pompano Beach needs to hire new
CRA director to keep momentum
going on several projects
After seven years of planning and waiting, Pompano Beach business owners
and residents should be seeing some results of the Community Redevelopment
Agency's, or CRA, work.
With $5 million available for funding projects, now is a perfect time to let
those people who have worked so hard, believed in the city's plan and seen
businesses in the meantime, unable to withstand the absence of customers, to
get the concrete turning at the beach.
Since the idea, as District 1 Commissioner Barry Dockswell says, is to start
public improvements now to entice new development, it is imperative that a
new director come on board as soon as the right person is located.
This week's loss of Robert Franke in that position could mean more years of
do-nothing and frustration.
The CRA needs an ambassador to meet with business owners and explain how
important it is for them to work alongside the CRA to renovate their businesses
as public improvements are implemented.
Plans to widen the sidewalks and encourage outdoor dining will be a boon for
restaurants near the ocean. Shade trees along the sidewalks will also encourage
The CRA director is the one person who focuses on the CRA, reports to the
city and acts as a liaison to the CRA advisory group.
It may take weeks or months to find the right person to take on this task, and
that could easily create the inertia that has haunted the CRA for years.
The city commissioners can step in now and hire a project manager for the
purpose of moving the plans along. Locating grants, applying for permits and
keeping enthusiasm high for an active tourist, dining and beach front area is
Some have suggested that the city manager should head up the CRA as its di-
rector, but we and others feel the directorship is a full-time job, not another title
to be tacked on someone who already has a full-time job.
The CRA projects like river walks, sidewalk dining, parks, destinations,
libraries and civic centers require enormous energy and dedication. That can
never happen if the full-time job is taken over by a full-time employee.
The best thing Pompano Beach can do for its taxpayers is to fuel up the
economy. The East CRA cannot afford to run on fumes.
Get the search going. Start advertising for a new CRA director.
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By Judy Vik
Soggy weather couldn't
dampen the enthusiasm of
dents who turned out to learn
more about an Adopt-A-
Street program now getting
under way in town.
Adopt-A-Street is a county
litter prevention and removal
program. Volunteers work to
remove litter in participat-
ing cities, Carrie Kashar,
special project coordinator,
Mayor Roseann Minnet, Lau
who organized the town's mac
Greenfest and urged participa- Bo
tion in Adopt-A-Street, said
she was pleased with the turnout,
noting that 20 streets had been ad-
opted. "Next year will be bigger
and better," she said.
derdale-By-The-Sea Mayor Roseann Minnet displays art
le from trash by local artist Sharon Huff. At right is Diane
itin, manager of the Windjammer Resort.
Through the program, groups
and residents agree to adopt half a 7
mile or more of a street in Bro-
ward County and remove the litter
four times per year for two years.
The county provides organiza-
tional help and cleanup supplies.
Among those signing up at the
kickoff event Saturday were Hal Carrie Kashar, special project coordinator with the
and Sandra Booth. They agreed to Adopt-A-Street program assists Buster Celestino and
care for the Hibiscus portal, which Tom Villata, both of Ocean Colony, as they sign up to
they look at from their home. take part in the program. [Staff photos by Judy Vik]
"We care for the city. It's our
home," Hal said. He added that the portal area is "always kind of a mess with
people dropping off their beer cans and coffee cups."
Buster Celestino, a resident of Ocean Colony condominium on A1A, said he
walks every morning from his home to the Sea Ranch Lakes shopping center.
"It disturbs me to see people throwing things right out of their car. We need
somebody to do something about it," he said, adding that's why he signed up
to volunteer for the program.
Tom Villata of Ocean Colony also signed up. He supports the effort of the
mayor and the town, adding, "It's important to us today and for the future of
Kashar said this was a good start for Lauderdale-By-The-Sea's program.
Generally, each volunteer or group is responsible for a half mile area. She said
safety issues will be addressed at an upcoming commission meeting.
Members of the Terra Mar Civic Association agreed to adopt the entire
At a recent town commission meeting, Commissioner Birute Clottey and
Vice Mayor Jerry Mclntee said they had had complaints from residents about
the placement of Adopt-A-Street signs in their neighborhoods.
Mclntee said he was being hammered with calls. He said no permits were
issued for the signs and said the signs were illegal.
Town Manager Esther Colon explained that she and staff had reviewed the
code, and there is an exemption for informational signs. The signs are not il-
Minnet said some of the signs went up haphazardly, and some were not
placed in the right areas. She said the commission could elect not to have
"The program is a good program, but why have more visual pollution?"
Clottey asked. "There shouldn't be any signs. We're sending the wrong mes-
sage that we can't take care of our own property and have to have others come
in and pick up our trash."
Commissioners passed a motion to remove the signs except in those areas
where residents choose to have the sign in their yard.
Kashar agreed that too many signs went up, and they went up too quickly
and incorrectly. "You don't need 100 signs,", she said. The town is only
slightly littered. The sign issue is being worked on. "It may be there will be
only one sign installed at Jarvis Hall," she said.
She said assignments can't be made along A1A because it is a state road.
Toby Lopez, volunteer outreach coordinator, staffed a booth for the Kids
Ecology Corps. She said the group goes to schools and educates students
about environmental issues.
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Friday, October 10, 2008
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Sources of funding in-
clude unrestricted general
funds of $704,022, restricted
beach funds of $270,000 and
unrestricted water funds of
Non ad valorum tax income
is budgeted at $208,206 more
than the '07 fiscal year. This
includes a $125,000 increase
in interest income, but does
not include fund balance
"We are a conservative
town, and we have a conser-
vative approach to finances,"
said Dodge. "We are prudent
in that we invest conserva-
tively and safely."
The budget includes
$10,000 for administration
The police department has
been allocated $62,887 for
pay raises and two new cars
will be purchased for the
police department costing
$43,000. Hillsboro Beach has
no fire department of its own
and contracts with the Deer-
field Beach Fire Department
to provide fire protection and
paramedic services for the
The fire department budget
of $678,214 is an increase of
17 percent over last year's
A 2.7 percent cost of living
increase for the base service
fee and a 54 percent increase
in fire protection fees account
for the higher budget.
"We will be able to work
within the budget. We don't
know what tomorrow will
bring, but if all goes accord-
ing to plan, and we don't
have any unforeseen major
problems, this is a workable
budget," Lange said.
Garbage rates jumped from
$267,000 to $300,000 cover-
ing a monthly hauling charge
of $4.45 per resident, which
is 2.7 percent more than last
A 1.7 percent increase in the
disposal rate brings that cost
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Continued from page 3
Over a year ago the
commission voted 5 to 0 to
buy the parcel for $600,000,
contingent on grant money.
According to Boinis,
when Kendrick approached
him about the possible
$200,000 grant, he asked if
$500,000 would do the deal.
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requests drew diverse opin-
ions from the commission.
Pam Militello whose
district includes the beach
said, "I'd like to see it in the
Gonot said, "Boinis should
commit to accepting whatever
grant money the city gets."
City Attorney Andy
Maurodis advised, "You have
to forget who you're dealing
with and decide if you want
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money or let them give it to
And then Capellini said,
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to buy a 50-foot strip. I'm not
going to continue to fight."
Said Commissioner Syl-
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There will be no more discussion of lowering water rates
in Deerfield Beach for at least three months. Commissioners
put the matter to rest temporarily after City Manager Mike
Mahaney said he anticipates a $350,000 shortfall in the water/
sewer account based on decreased water consumption and big
increases in the cost of electricity and chemicals.
"It's way premature to consider a rate rollback," Mahaney
said. The projected shortfall is based on the new rates which
were raised by 38 percent seven months ago. Mahaney said
he needs at least a year's worth of revenue in order to predict
future income and expenses.
A spokesman for CDM, the city's engineering consultants,
said it would not be responsible to rollback rates now. "We had
thought we might need an additional increase next year," he
Commissioner Steve Gonot has pressed the water rate issue
and Tuesday night he said to CDM, "The problem I have is
inconsistency in your statements. You have new reasons each
time [for rate increase]. Why can't there be a reduction of
When the increase was established, Deerfield was under
drought- induced water restrictions. Now, heavy rainfall has
reduced the need for irrigation while higher rates may be caus-
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Deerfield Beach Commission Action
Continued from page 8
ing people to cut back on
their water consumption, the
Mayor Al Capellini asked
Mahaney for three-month
reviews of the water revenues
but warned taking a few
dollars off water bills would
"mislead people. We all know
an election is coming. Every-
one wants to reduce rates. But
we can't be in default of our
bonds. Let's look at this a year
approved $17 million in loans
from the state to build a re-
verse osmosis treatment plant
and expand its well field sys-
tem. Still needed is $9 million
in upgrades to the 50-year-old
eastside water plant.
be located in
Deerfield Beach's Tele-
tee has made major changes
to the city's existing rules
governing cell phone towers
by banning them from park
space, requiring compliance
with city codes and public
notice to residents where new
towers are sought.
remains the favored location
for cell towers because of the
revenue they generate. The
bond for removal of towers
was also increased.
Committee Chair Bill
Ganz said the new policy
favors stealth antennas and
makes it harder for the old
50-foot cell towers to be
installed. It urges periodic
review of trends in the cell
phone industry. Ganz cited as
an example the Nextel tower
okayed for the Villages of
Hillsboro Park which, when
residents protested, went from
a 50-foot structure encased
in concrete and fencing to an
almost invisible stealth pod
installed on the side of The
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The committee's recom-
mendations will be incorpo-
rated into an ordinance for
In Deer Run,
it's slow and
Residents of Deer Run
failed in their attempt to
remove a speed bump on
Southwest 34 Court Tuesday
night when commissioners
unanimously refused to act on
their petition. Representing
his neighborhood, Dean Kal-
lan presented a petition signed
by 172 residents requesting
the immediate removal of the
traffic-slowing device. Kallan
said the speed bump impacts
other streets in the subdivi-
sion and there is already a
speed cushion on 34 Court
in front of a kiddie park. He
asked that the second cushion
be relocated to Southwest 4
Avenue. Seven people sign-
ing the petition asked that the
speed bump remain in place.
The developer of an adjacent
shopping center has given the
city money to install traffic
control devices in the neigh-
and 2 draw
City commissioners drew
lots for new terms Tuesday
night and Pam Militello [Dist.
1] and Sylvia Poitier [Dist.
2] each drew the short straw
- two years. That means in
the March 2009 election, the
winners in District 1 and 2
will serve for only two years;
in District 3 and 4 the term
remains at four years.
In the 2011 election,
Districts 1 and 2 will revert to
four year terms. The drawing
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The public is invited to hear Florida Senate candidate Linda
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on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Pompano Beach Civic Center,
1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. The meeting is free and no
reservations are necessary. Refreshments will be served. For
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of worship. For long time members it will be a walk down
memory lane with former ministers, choir members, ushers,
Sunday school teachers and more at the Christ Church United
Methodist Pompano Beach Campus, 210 NE 3 Street on Nov.
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Cooking Tips for Your
Wild-caught Alaska seafood is low in
saturated fat and naturally packed with
Serve your Alaska seafood with a savory
sauce or dip that only takes minutes to
prepare. These recipes for Adobo Cream
Sauce, Creole Mustard Dip, Madras
Curry Dip and Moroccan Sauce go well
with a wide variety of species: salmon,
halibut, cod, Alaska pollock, sole/
flounder, surimi, crab (King, Snow or
Dungeness) or weathervane scallops. So
it's easy to have a great dinner, fast, any
day of the week.
Seafood is easy to cook. There's no need
to thaw frozen seafood portions with
these techniques, even frozen seafood is
fabulous in a flash!
For more recipes and tips, visit
-Before cooking frozen seafood
portions, rinse off any ice glaze under
cold water; pat dry with paper towel.
-Pans, grill and broiler/oven must be hot
before you start cooking.
-Fish turns from translucent to opaque
as it cooks and will continue to cook after
it is removed from the heat source. To
check for doneness, slide a sharp knife
tip into the center of the thickest part of
a cooking seafood portion, checking for
-Adjust cook time as needed for
thickness of fish and cook just until fish is
Sauteing and Pan-Searing
-Heat a heavy nonstick skillet or ridged
stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat.
-While the pan heats:
Fresh/thawed fish: Add oil or a
combination of oil and butter to the pan.
Frozen fish: Brush both sides of fish with
oil olive, canola, peanut, grapeseed,
soy or safflower.
-Place-fish in heated pan, skin side up,
and cook, uncovered, 3 to 4 minutes or
-Turn the fish over, season it with
Fresh/thawed fish: Continue to cook,
uncovered, an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
Frozen fish: Cover the skillet tightly and
reduce the heat to medium. Continue to
cook an additional 6 to 8 minutes.
-For very thick portions, finish in oven
preheated to 400"F until opaque.
Roasting and Broiling
-Preheat broiler/oven to medium-high
-Brush both sides of fish with oil.
-Place seafood on spray-coated broiling
pan or foil-lined baking sheet.
-Cook 12 to 15 minutes for frozen
seafood or 8 to 10 minutes for fresh/
-Flip only very thick portions.
-Thoroughly clean and preheat the grill
to medium-high heat (450"F).
-Oil both the grill and the seafood to
-Marinate or season the seafood.
-Grill 12 to 15 minutes for frozen
seafood or 8 to 10 minutes for fresh/
thawed fish, turning once during cooking.
-Bring about one inch of water/seasoned
liquid to a boil.
-Turn off heat; place Chinese bamboo
steamer basket, wire basket or vegetable
steamer in pan.
-Line steamer with lettuce, onion, herbs
or citrus (without covering all of the
holes) to keep seafood from sticking; add
-Return liquid to a boil.
-Cover loosely and steam 5 to 7 minutes
for frozen seafood or 4 to 5 minutes for
-Add water/court-bouillon to large pan
-Turn off heat.
-Add seafood to liquid, skin side down
seafood should be mostly covered by
the poaching liquid.
-Return heat to a simmer liquid
should simmer, not boil.
-Cover pan tightly. Cook 7 to 9 minutes
for frozen seafood or 4 to 6 minutes for
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Makes about 1 1/2 cups
Alaska pollock, cod, halibut, salmon, crab and scallops
are best paired with this sauce.
1 1/2 tablespoons minced
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 tablespoons harissa paste
(or Spanish paprika)
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh
Sea salt and freshly
cracked black pepper,
2 tablespoons coarsely
chopped Italian parsley
2 tablespuons almonds,
Place garlic, olive oil and butter into
small saucepan over low heat. Cook
until garlic begins to soften, about 10
minutes. Whisk in harissa paste and
lemon juice; continue cooking 2 to 3
minutes more. Season to taste with
salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley
and almonds, if desired.
* 1 to 2 tablespoons sherry may be
substituted for lemon juice.
Creole Mustard Dip
Makes about 1 1/2 cups
This assertive mustard sauce is a winner with wild
Alaska salmon, halibut, cod, crab and Alaska pollock.
2 egg yolks
3 tablespoons vinegar
1 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
2 to 3 teaspoons Creole
seasoning, or to taste
1 green onion, sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Whisk egg yolks and vinegar
together in small bowl or blender
until light yellow in color. Continue
whisking, or with blender motor
running, slowly add olive oil until
emulsified and ingredients are
thoroughly blended. Stir in mustard,
Creole seasoning, green onion, dill
and parsley; blend or whisk just until
blended. Cover and refrigerate until
ready to serve.
Adobo Cream Sauce
Makes about 2 cups
This lively cream sauce is best served with Alaska
pollock, cod, halibut, scallops and crab.
1 package (8 ounces)
light cream cheese,
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 can (6 ounces) vegetable
juice (tomato or spicy)
1/4 cup coarsely
2 tablespoons canned
chipotle chiles in
1/2 to 1 tablespoon creamy
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1/2 teaspoon celery salt
Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise,
vegetable juice, onion, chiles and
sauce, horseradish, and celery salt in
blender or bowl of food processor.
Blend or pulse until almost smooth;
cover and refrigerate until ready to
*Sriracha sauce (made from sun-
ripened chiles) may be substituted
for canned chiles in adobo sauce.
Madras Curry Dip
Makes about 1 1/2 cups
This slightly sweet, golden sauce is ideal with Alaska
pollock, cod, crab and scallops.
1 cup plain Greek-style
3 tablespoons fresh
lime juice (about 1 lime)
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 to 3 tablespoons
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 to 3 tablespoons
fresh chopped cilantro
1 green onion, sliced
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce,
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Whisk yogurt, lime juice and curry
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to host craft
sale Oct. 11
Holiday shoppers can find
unique gifts and crafts, Oct.
11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 3901 NE
22 Ave, Lighthouse Point, at
the Trinity Church craft sale.
There will be handmade
items, vintage jewelry, house-
hold treasures, books, baked
goods and lots of useful and
collectible items. Plenty of
Proceeds will help with
church and community
projects, including the food
pantry. Call 954-941-8033.
Last week, The Pelican
printed an incorrect date for
the event. We regret the error.
Deerfield Beach church wants
to know how they can help
On Oct. 25, parishioners
of Tru Vine Church of God
in Christ, 408 NW 1 Terrace,
will host a day of celebration.
The community is invited
to join them from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. for a day of free food and
supervised activities for the
The Rev. Wallace Mc-
Cleod and his wife, Debra,
will also hold a discussion
group to learn from the com-
munity where their needs lie.
"We also want to get reac-
quainted with the community
to get a better feel of what its
residents need," said Aretha
Davis, church secretary.
Davis added that their
are several members of the
church who may have the
backgrounds to help families
in a variety of needs.
"We can be the medium
for people in these hard eco-
nomic times," Davis added.
"It may be helping people find
the social services that would
benefit them. But before we
start this outreach program,
we need to know what they
and their families are looking
Davis said that programs
for the children will include
arts and crafts. While the
children are being supervised,
the pastor will meet with their
parents and other adults.
AT TEMPLE SHOLOM
A Conservative Congregation
Invites you to visit and to join
Daily Minyan at 8:45 a.m.
Friday Evening Services at 8:00 p.m.
Shabbat morning Services at 9:30 a.m.
132 SE 11m Ave., Pompano Beach
Roman Catholic Church
1200 S. Federal Hwy.
Saturday Evening Vigil:
4:30 pm 6:00 pm
Sunday Mass Schedule:
7:30am 9:00 am 11:00 am
12:30 pm 6:00 pm
Weekdays: 7:00 am 8:00 am
Sunday. 11 00am
Sunday at 11am
261 SE 13th Avenue, Pompano Beach
Alcoholics Anonymous- Open Meetings
Sunday. 9 00am 10 00am
Saturday 6 00pm 700pm
Monday, 8 00pm 9 30pm "Gay d Lesbian"
Wednesday. 6 30pm
Food Addicts Anonymous
Science of Spirituality
2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7:00pm
SUNDAY WORSHIP- 8:00 A.M.
TRADITIONAL COMMUNION SERVICE
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Your neighborhood church
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Whether you are a seasoned Christian or a curious observer with
little religious background, we invite you. Hear God speak directly
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JOIN US AT 10AM ON SUNDAY
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Adult Bible Fellowship 9:30 & 11:00 am
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Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thrift Shop Hours: Thurs. 10-2pm
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Eucharist 8:00 am & 10:30 am
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Services & RE classes Sunday at I 1:00am
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2331 NE 26th Avenue, Pompano Beach 954-941-2308
One Block Northeast of Copans Road and US-1
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1998. DFWP. 10/24
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responsibilities: Paying and
receiving transactions, such
as cashing checks, accepting
deposits and payments, selling
negotiable instruments and
foreign exchange. Completing
tasks relative to regulatory
compliance. Answering phones
and research and resolve
ina timely manner.
Vault custodian ordering/
shipping. Audits following cash
items to resolution. Process
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- 3408 East Atlantic Blvd.
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Volunteer band musicians
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especially needed. High school
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TO CLOSING COSTS. 3
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Shingles. Large FencedYard
With Storage Shed. Minutes
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Bedrm Walk to Beach,
Shops, Restaurants. Very
Quiet. 55+. Beautiful Complex.
$229,900. Owner 413-244-
- Century Village Estate
Settlement. 1/1 2nd Floor
Condo. $37,500. Call 954-
Totally Renovated, New
Carpet, Wood, Berber, GE
Appliances, Eat In Kitchen
Counter/Bar, Ceiling Fans
All Rooms, Boat and
Dockage Included, Best
Price in Complex, $159,900,
Owner Agent, 954-583-7653.
POMPANO BEACH 2 BD/2
BA On The Sand. Beautiful
Direct Ocean and Pier Views.
Two Oceanside Balconies. Fully
Remodeled. Low Maint. Fees. All
concrete restoration completed.
Small pets O.K. Plenty of
parking. 954-478-6187. C
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LAUDERDALE BYTHE SEA
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Available. Private Beach
Access. $139K. 518-522-
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POMPANOBEACH-1 BD/1 BA.
Updated. Furnished Apartment
on 14th Street by the Beach.
$800/mo. Yearly Rental. Forsale
$159,900. Call 954-941-2600.
Ask for George. C12/26
HOMES SALE OR
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DEERFIELD 1 BEDRM 1 BATH
Furnished,All Utilities Included
.Washer, Shed, Cable TV. $790
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- 2/2 Furnished Home. Large
Back Porch. Yrly Rental $1,000
Month. Information 561-866-
WILTON MANORS -
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in back. Renovated Home
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preserve. Close to 2500 sq
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Available Now For 6 Months.
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nice. $850/$875/mo. No Pets
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As Above. 1st Fir Corner, No
Balcony. $825-$850/ Mo. 1-
2/2 Furnished Home. Large
Back Porch. Yrly Rental
$1,000 Month. Information
POMPANO BEACH -
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View Of Ocean & ICW.
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Month Rentals. $850. 954-
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Or Yrly. 954-815-9736.
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CYPRESS BEND 2/2 Condo
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DEERFIELD BEACH AT
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Beach is starting weekly
worship services in the Span-
ish language on Wednesday
evenings at 7:30 p.m.
"We are pleased to be able
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growing number of Spanish
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over the country. She knows
her field even on the wire
service because I get great
feedback on the beauty and
freshness of my floral gifts
that go out of town."
Asked where the fresh
flowers come from, Hamil-
ton says that 78 percent of
all flowers sold in the United
States are grown in South
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"Most come from Co-
lumbia and Ecuador. I think
the most beautiful roses are
grown in Ecuador. Because
we live in a global world,
flowers of all kinds are avail-
able year 'round. Even Africa
is getting into the market.
Despite the distance, we are
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together a daisy bouquet.
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now seeing several African
flowers with long shelf lives.
My average fresh flower sale
is between $40 and $50."
"We used to have five
wholesale distributors in the
area. Now we only have two.
I visit them between two and
three times a week to replen-
ish inventory. I deliberately
buy smaller amounts more
often so that my selection is
always fresh. My customers
depend on that."
Fresh flowers have such
a limited life that one must
buy smart. Hamilton says
it's always a guessing game.
"That's why I buy more often
to keep my losses as low as
possible. The most popular
flowers are still roses with lil-
ies not far behind. Customers
like to choose vase arrange-
ments, using a mix of flowers
in happy colors.
Many of her in-store cus-
tomers switch from choosing
fresh flowers to longer lasting
silks, permanent botanicals
or gift items they spot once
they're in the store. Her busi-
est season is May through Oc-
tober when the snowbirds and
visitors are in town. She says,
"The holidays are wonderful
because they're fun, creative
and satisfying to me as a mer-
chant and to my customers as
Hamilton admits that busi-
ness is much harder than it
used to be.
"The big box stores and
chains make this a very com-
petitive business. However,
my edge is personal service.
People like to do business
with someone they know.
Jan Abbo calls Hamilton,
"a great designer. I collect
vintage porcelain flowers and.
antique vases and urns. Dolo-
res designs beautiful, perma-
nent bouquets for me. Cur-
rently, I have fifty bouquets in
my collection, all in elegant
holders. It's a fun challenge."
Hamilton says, "Flow-
ers are addictive. I love the
challenge of making every
arrangement unique. So does
Olga Vera, my assistant."
For further information,
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Friday, October 10, 2008