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vol. XV, Issue 17


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Condo recall


removes LBTS

mayor and two

others from board
By Judy Wilson
PELICAN WRITER
A recall that took out three mem-
bers of the Royal Coast Condominium
Board including Lauderdale- By- The
-Sea mayor Roseann Minnet was con-
ducted using erroneous information,
says one of the people removed from
the board.
Frank Messina, who had been
board treasurer, said residents signed
the recall petition believing that their
board had voted for a $4 million build-
ing renovation that would have cost
each unit owner $20,000.
See RECALL on page 19

Finger pointing

over housing

project flaws

turn back to city

Both sides of Ortanique
development come
armed with lawyers
By Anne Siren
PELICAN STAFF
"If you don't come forward pub-.
licly, how can we help?"
That has been the prevailing ques-
tion for more than a year from Pompa-
no Beach officials to some residents of
Ortanique Homes, a $4 million afford-
able housing development in Pompano
Beach.
At Tuesday's meeting, Mayor
Lamar Fisher had hoped for an injunc-
tion to halt all Ortanique development
until a myriad of issues among those
involved could be resolved.
Those issues ranged from faulty
construction to city staff neglect and
questions of why one bank held the
majority of mortgages.
A recent internal audit confirmed
that although the homes were targeted
for low-income participants, most
homes buyers did not meet the income
levels prescribed by HUD, a federal
funding agency.

See ORTANIQUE on page 18


COPS ON THE RUN - Broward County Sheriff's Office, Lighthouse Point Police Officers joined other law enforcement agencies this week to raise
money and awareness for the upcoming Special Olympics competitions in Broward County. Officers carried the torch along U.S. Federal Highway
from Fort Lauderdale to Lighthouse Point, where the LHP department hosted a cook-out at Dan Witt Park.

Sparks fly over proposed LBTS fireworks display


By Judy Vik
PELICAN WRITER
Commissioners in Lauderdale-
By-The-Sea unanimously approved


$40,000 to fund the town's July 4
Beach Blast Celebration on Monday.
That does not include cost of fire-
works.
The approval came after a


lengthy, sometimes testy discussion,
of why there are no public July 4
committee meetings. Resident Barbara
Cole and Commissioner Stuart Dodd
See FIREWORKS on page 2


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Sonja Larson, a graduate of Blanche
Ely High School should be 37 this
year.
If her dreams, hard work, good
grades and lively character were part
of today's society, the world would be
brighter.
Sonja was murdered in 1990.
She was one of five University of
Florida students killed within a period
of four days from Aug. 24 to Aug.
27 in Gainesville. Four other students
died at the hand of the killer: Chris-
tina Powell, Manuel Taboada, Tracy
Paules and Christa Hoyt.
The killer, Danny Rollings, was
executed in 2006.
Ada Larson, Sonja's mother, recalls
her daughter.
"Sonja was a lovely child I was
fortunate to have. She belonged to
God. In our religion, you dedicate
a baby's life to God. When she was
11, she was baptized. She played the


and piano."
Sonja also
helped in the
Day Care
Center at -
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Church of
Pompano
Beach, a cen-
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herself had attended
in her early childhood.
"The church took care of us when
this all happened," said Ada. "I heard


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No parent will ever survive the grief
of losing a child, but Sonja's spirit
does survive, thanks to the hundreds of
people who remember and love her.
Sonja Larson Memorial
Golf Tournament
In her memory, the First Baptist
Church of Pompano Beach will host
its 14th annual Sonja Larson Golf
Tournament,
Saturday, April 25 at the Palms Golf
Course at Palm Aire Country Club.
See SONJA LARSON on page 11


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Fireworks
Continued from page I
questioned why, with plans
so far along, no meetings
have been publicly posted
when two town commission-
ers, Jim Silverstone and Jerry
McIntee, are co-chairs of the
event.*
Last year, when Dodd
and Commissioner Birute
Clottey were co-chairs, the
town attorney directed them
to post every meeting to
avoid Sunshine Law viola-
tions.
"It doesn't matter to me
if it's the Old Guard, New
Guard or Independents in
charge," Cole said. "Rules
should be followed. I have
concerns how you got so far
with decisions, and not one
meeting has been posted."
Cole said the request
for proposals for fireworks
vendors was only posted at


Town Hall for two days and
then on-line (on the town's
website).
Silverstone said any
accusations that plans were
done out of the Sunshine law
are wrong. "I talked with
Marc Furth [the event coor-
dinator] and said it worked
so great last year, let's do the
same. Most of the work was
done last year. We're pretty
much copying what was
done. It's absolutely incorrect
that something is being done
wrong."
Dodd said he and Clot-
tey ran open meetings, "so
the public could come along.
[This year] there have been
no meetings where I could
offer my help."
Two commissioners are
supposed to be chairs of the
event, Dodd said.
"The public expects this
to be.under the control of at
least one," he added. "Maybe
we need to have only one


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commissioner on the ticket [as
. chair], and another can volun-
teer," he suggested.
Mayor Roseann Minnet
asked the new town attorney
whether July 4 committee
meetings should be posted.
"There may or may not
have been any meetings. If
there were meetings, a meet-
ing should be held in the
sunshine," attorney Susan
Trevarthen said.
Dodd asked the owners of
the town Fishing Pier if they
had been approached about
having fireworks at the pier as
was done in the past. He said
he has big reservations about
fireworks on the beach. Louis
Marchelos, pier co-owner, said
Furth came by in March and
said the town was doing fire-
works on the beach and had a
company already.
Furth offered the pier
owners $5,000 for use of the
pier for fireworks and the right
to have an event in the pier
parking lot, Louis said.
Silverstone said the $5,000
offer was declined. He said the
town spent $20,000 last year
to rent the pier for fireworks.
"This year it seems like
we'll be saving a lot of money
to use the shore as the fire-
works location," Silverstone
said.
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added. "Any commissioner
can call him with ideas."
Clottey noted that the
Furths [Marc and his wife
Cristie] don't charge for their
time and effort in planning
events. "The previous year we
paid $10,000 to an event plan-
ner. That's a lot of money,"
Clottey said.
Clottey said July 4 events
cost in the mid-$80,000s two
years ago, and the town re-
ceived many donations to help
with the costs. Last year, for
"a better and bigger event,"
costs were less than $50,000.
Marc Furth, who had
been watching the meeting on
television at his nearby motel.,
came to Jarvis Hall at this
point to join in the discussion.
"I have met with both of
these gentlemen [Silverstone
and Mclntee] several times
and kept them informed of
everything done so far," Furth
told commissioners. "There
was no need to re-invent the
wheel. I used last year as a
template. There's no reason
to think there have been any
sunshine issues at all."
Mclntee told Dodd that
in raising questions, "You are
micromanaging Jimmy's' and


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Dodd asked Furth about
the cost of fireworks on the
beach. Furth said they would
be about $15,000 without the
cost of barricades. He said last
year's fireworks cost $35,000
but the town got a $15,000
rebate since some of the
fireworks didn't go off. The
town paid $20,000 for use of
the pier, a fee the Marcheloses
later reduced by $3,000.
Quizzed by Dodd, Furth
said he had met with Louis
Marchelos and offered him
$5,000 for use of the pier for
fireworks and said he would
recommend they be allowed
to have a party or event at the
pier parking lot.
"I told him I had found a
pyrotechnics company well
versed in doing close proxim-
ity fireworks, and if I didn't
hear back from him (Louis), I
was meeting with the gentle-
man on the 24th (of March.)
Furth said he has gone forward
with plans and has submitted
plans for the event to the town.
Dodd said he has yet to
see a map for where fireworks
will be and where barricades
will be placed.
Furth said he has met with
the fire marshal, vice mayor
[Mclntee] and with John
Olinzock, assistant town man-
ager, and determined exactly
where the fireworks would be
shot and where fencing would
be placed.
Olinzock said the map
regarding fireworks would be
in the backup package for the
April 28 commission meeting.
He said at this meeting
commissioners were being
asked to approve other ex-
penditures and a waiver of
th&epurchasing procurement
policy for this. event.
"Nobody is holding infor-
mation back. It's a major work
in progress," Mclntee said.
"To go after him (Furth) for
doing meticulous work is not
fair. It's not done'yet."
Dodd asked if the tent
could be gotten out of the way
of fireworks on El Prado.
Furth said yes and told
Dodd it appeared he had trust
issues with his fellow com-
missioners and with him. "We
aren't going to have a fire.
To some degree you have to
trust that we're doing the right
thing. We're in the prelimi-
nary stages of getting things
organized."
Dodd asked if Furth was
able to get more than one
fireworks company that does
closeup fireworks to respond
to the RFP. Furth said that
wasn't his job, that the town
manager would be dealing
with proposals.
Furth said other costs will
be more than $40,000 less
than last year, including $500
less for a car show and less for
electrical costs.


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Pelican Grand Resort on Fort
Lauderdale Beach.
The event, which benefits
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therapeutic riding program will
begin at 3 p.m., and continue
until 7 p.m. Post time for the
race is 6 p.m.
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Deerfield

Beach/

Lighthouse

Point Relay

for Life
By Nona Breitenstein
SPECIAL TO THE PELICAN
The public is invited to
come out for the American
Cancer Society Relay for Life
on May 9 at 5 p.m. at Quiet
Waters Park.
A planning meeting will
take place April 28 at 6:45
p.m. at Dixon Ahl Recreation
Center in Lighthouse Point.
Interested people are wel-
come.
The May 9 event celebrates
cancer survivors, remem-
bers those who have lost the
battle and raises funds to help
research new medicines and
treatments for the disease.
Participants take part in a
16-hour walk around a track
from dusk to dawn.
Cancer survivors are recog-
nized and walk the first lap,
followed by caregivers.
At 9 p.m there is a Lu-
minaria ceremony to honor
those lost to the disease.
There will be 35 teams who
will have sites around the
track, providing games and
food, along with continuous
entertainment on the stage.
Quiet Waters Park is
located at 401 S. Powerline
Rd. (just south of Hillsboro
Blvd.), Deerfield Beach. Call
Gordon Vatch at 954-420-
0084, or Carol Landau at
954-426-6547, or visit www.
relayforlife.org/dblpfl.

Parade of

Hats & Tea
The 3rd Annual Parade
of Hats will take place at
Bethel African Method-
ist Episcopal Church, 404
Esther Rolle Ave., Pompano
Beach, April 26 at 5 p.m..
Tickets are $12. For reserva-
tions, call 954-943-6220. Hat
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CORE from the Pink Church dedicates a volunteer

day of outreach to assist many community projects
By Phyllis J. N euberger1 W - I.7.-....11- -14-


PELICAN WRITER
On March 21 of this year,
an army of 50 volunteers
signed on to CORE, or com-
munity outreach effort, at the
First Presbyterian Church,
2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano
Beach. They met at what is
fondly called the Pink Church
where Rose Marie Stadelman
beamed at the group of boys
and girls, men and women,
all set to head out and make a
difference in their community.
Five people went to
Woodhouse, a residential
home for disabled, mentally
challenged adults in Dania
Beach. "We brought food for
the homeless and the mili-
tary," Stadelman explained.
"The residents helped us
package it. They also drew
pictures and wrote cards with
our assistance. Three other
group members did yard
work."
One of those volunteers,
Pam Ator says, " I think that
this kind of an event helps
people tune into other people
in the community and their
needs. It was a great two-way
deal because we interacted
with the residents and to-
gether, we packaged items for
the military and the homeless.
The residents felt good and so
did we."
Five volunteers headed
to the beach at the end of At-
lantic Boulevard to do clean
up. Their supplies consisted
of gloves, bags and a rolling
beach cart. They filled bag
after bag with paper, plastic,
and trash and when they fin-
ished they took their collec-
tion to dumpsters.
St. Laurence Chapel
always welcomes a helping
hand. The staff was thrilled to
see the CORE group of about
12 arrive to help sort donated
clothing. Kathy Bass, interim
director and vice president
of the Board of Directors
says, "They were magnifi-
cent. They worked non stop
for at least four hours and in


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that time they organized our
entire clothing area. We've
been able to keep items in the
right place ever since. I called
them my 'Sorting Angels'.
Another group of seven


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Spearheaded by Rose Marie Stadelman [lower left], an outreach group of 50
volunteers from the First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach fanned out to
assist the community on March 21. They cleaned beaches, packaged food and
hygiene items for homeless people and military men and women, sorted clothing
at St. Laurence Chapel and more. [Photos courtesy of R. Stadelman]


went to Broward Children's
Center on Oakland Park
Boulevard where they painted
walls in the kitchen and in the
conference room. They made
plans to go back to finish
remaining walls at a later date.
Susan Santosus says, "They
did a great job for us, and we
really appreciated their ef-
forts. We're a nonprofit and
have no funds for decorating
right now. These volunteers
really brightened our build-
ing cheering us up in a down
time.
A large group of Core vol-
unteers stayed at the church.
Some baked cookies while
others filled packages of non
perishable food items and hy-
giene products for the home-
less and the military. Children
made cards, wrote notes and


helped fill the packages.
Five more went out into
the rain to hand deliver to the
homeless on the street.
Stadelman says, "Because
it was raining, many of the
homeless had left the streets
for shelter. Those we found
were very grateful for our
packages of hygiene items,
socks, water bottles and
snacks."
The final group of five
volunteers went to help Habi-
tat with an ongoing build-
ing project. " All in all our
outreach day was very suc-
cessful,"
Stadelman says. "The
volunteers were very enthu-
siastic and they seem eager
to do it again. I had a lot

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CORE
Continued from page 4
of behind the scenes help
in pulling together this first
CORE project. Betty Harris,
Pam Farmer and Samantha
Gill helped me organize the
event and the volunteers. All
three joined a volunteer team
as well."
Rose Marie
Stadelman
Rose Marie Stadelman
is a volunteer who puts in
countless hours ministering
for the Pink Church. She
says, "I love this mission
and to see how God works.
I'm a deacon and a Stephen
Minister student which is a
term describing a lay person
who ministers to people in
crisis. I'm also one of five
youth directors here at the
church. And then there are
many committees in which
I'm involved."
In addition to all of her
volunteer efforts, this high
energy woman runs a full
time business as a working
consultant to new home own-
ers and builders, and she's
Mom to two teens. Her goal
is to become a career mis-
sions minister helping people
in crisis.
Both CORE and the Pink
Church welcome volunteers.
Call Cyle, volunteer coordina-
tor at 954-941-2308.
Thank you Rose Marie
and all of the CORE vol-
unteers for your help in the
community.


Bionis buyout in the offing?

Owner of beachfront property may be
willing up give up land for $510,000
By Judy Wilson
PELICAN WRITER
Sand owner Pete Boinis has taken down the 'no trespassing'
signs he installed around his strip of Deerfield Beach beach-
front. The move came after Commissioner Joe Miller proposed
the city come up with the additional $200,000 needed to buy the
property just south of the fishing pier.
Miller made a motion Tuesday that the city manager bring
a contract to Boinis offering $510,000 for the land which the
city has been trying to acquire for several years. A county grant
worth $310,000 makes up the bulk of the deal. The city has
applied for a Florida Department of Environmental Protection
grant for $200,000. That grant was turned down last year.
In urging the commission to back his proposal Miller said,
"I absolutely believe at this price the signs will be removed
very quickly." His statement proved correct. Thursday, Boinis
said he had removed the signs, adding he would not comment
further on the contract until it was official.
Owning the property has been important to the city chiefly
so that repairs to the fishing pier and upgrades to the restrooms
and entrance can be made. Bionis at first asked $600,000 for the
parcel, but when the state grant did not come through, inferred
he would take $500,000. The land has been variously valued at
$750,000, $650,000 and currently $600,000.
Miller said "hopefully" the city will be able to recapture the
$200,000 through grants. His motion was approved 4-1, Com-
missioner Marty Popelsky voting 'no'.

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will focus on Route 48, Community Bus Deerfield Beach 1 and
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Pompano city staff must bear brunt

of blame for botched housing project
Ortanique Affording Housing project problems began long before some hom-
eowners brought their complaints to city hall.
And despite the continued cry that lack of "public" input from unhappy hom-
eowners has made it difficult for the city to step in and help them with their is-
sues, city commissioners, the city manager and the mayor have personally seen
and spoken with homeowners.
They have seen the garages incapable of housing medium-sized cars. They
have seen cracks, and they have heard from Willie Lawson, president of the
NAACP, on numerous occasions, reading from a laundry list of complaints and
irregularities regarding the project.
Thanks to Commissioner Charlotte Burrie, an audit of the $4 million project
is underway.
Thus far, the audit has rendered errors that include an overdue payment to the
city of $425,000 from the CRA, the agency that oversees redevelopment. That
check is now in the mail. Ironically, the CRA board is made up of city commis-
sioners, headed by the city manager as its executive director. The bill dates back
to July 27, 2007.
That money could have saved city jobs lost last year with budget cuts.
They didn't need any "public" input for that. They needed city staff directors
to do their diligence.
The audit also revealed that the project goal, dedicated to assist low to very
low-income families, was ignored for the most part. Seventy-five percent of
the 43 homes were meant to be sold to low to very low-income families. That
cannot happen now because too many homes have already been sold to families
within the medium-income levels.
The city didn't need public input for that flaw. The city needed staff oversight.
As with many affordable housing plans, government funding is used to assist
the first-time home buyers with down payments and other expenses.
The audit reveals that more than 50 percent of the home buyers did not have
complete documents to verify their first-time home buyer status to merit the
$350,000 expended for their 11 homes.
There was no need for public comment here; rather a city staff to demand that
all documents be in order before tax dollars are expended.
The audit reveals that the city, the CRA and CEHDA leaders were far too
casual in using taxpayer dollars.
Some will say that $4 million is a drop in the bucket relative to the gross mis-
use of government funding.
Perhaps. But it's hardly a drop in the bucket for people who pay taxes to fund
these programs, for people who lost their city jobs, for businesses who can't get
bank loans or for honest low to very-low income families who will not get these
homes.
So before Pompano Beach commissioners demand "public" input from con-
cerned homebuyers-homeowners now who fear for their homes, they, the city
manager and city staff must look to themselves.
As Pogo once said in the Walt Kelly comic strip, "We have met the enemy,
and he is us."


Past, future must be considered

with pier development, says reader

To the editor,
On Monday evening, April 27, there will be a city commission workshop to
consider the direction for re-development in the pier area. The commissioners
will be discussing the overall size and scope of the project, alternatives for the
location of buildings on the beach, and the possible closing of part of Pompano
Beach Boulevard.
Who will speak for generations past--the folks, who deeded us the land for the
public beach back in the 1950s? Their intentions were that the beach remain a
public beach (and not a site for a retail mall).
The city recently paid J. D. Blount's heirs $60,000 to remove a reverter clause
in the Blount deed that would have restricted building on the beach. As I did at
the March 24 commission meeting, I speak for generations past and suggest that
the intentions of J. D. Blount and the others who deeded the public beach land
to the city be honored in perpetuity.
Who will speak for future generations? I moved back to Pompano Beach
in 2005 and from the perspective of someone who previously lived in the city
in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, Pompano has being going backwards and the beach
area is a prime example. Like others who dined at the Harris Imperial House,
shopped at the Oceanside Center in its heyday, etc., I remember a better Pom-
pano. Many residents are questioning the re-development as proposed.
However, others are thrilled that a developer "showed up." Speaking for
future generations, I submit that the city is putting the cart before the horse.
A respected business journal has referred to Pompano Beach as "the city that
time, appreciation, and developers forgot."
(1) Until our city management is willing to consider the recommendations of
its own advisory boards, until city management is willing to stop operating in a
vacuum and look at what other cities are doing, until city management is will-
ing to consider reasonable arguments and recommendations in lieu of pandering
to special interest groups, Pompano will remain stuck in time.
It is my opinion that the city needs to change its management style before
rushing into a controversial beach project that is combined with a 50-year lease.
What we need for Pompano Beach is a vision and a long-range plan that will
lead this city into the 21^st Century, while honoring the gifts of generations
past and giving priority to preserving our destinations for the generations of the
future.
While I agree that we need to return the beach area to its former state with
appropriate re-development, until we have such a vision and a long-range-plan,
the enthusiasm by some for the Pier and Promenade plan strikes me as not un-
like a crowd applauding an emperor without any clothes.

Phyllis Franklin


Transit
Continued from page 5
transportation in our region, and will include a presentation, followed by round-
table discussions. Information evolving from the forum will form the basis of
a regional public transportation plan for consideration by the Broward County
Board of County Commissioners.
Two key questions that will be presented to the attendees for their input are:
* What are the three major public transportation issues in our region?
* What should be done now and in the future to improve public transporta-
tion?
For more information about this and other transit community forums, visit
www.broward.org/bct or call the Broward County Transportation Department at
954-357-7713. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals should call 954-357-
8302 (TTY). Persons unable to attend the forums can submit their comments at
www.broward.org/bct and click on Voice Your Solutions to Public Transporta-
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Surf's up in

DB for kids

with autism

Surfers for Autism will hold
a beach party Saturday, May
2, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. north of
the fishing pier, a repeat of.
an event they held last year
which drew 400 people and
raised $7,400 for autism
research. According to
sponsors of the event,
studies have shown surfing
to be therapeutic for
autistic children. The day
in will include live music,
lunch for the registered
surfers, an interactive turtle
exhibit and chances to win
paddle boards, surfboards,
skateboards, bikes and other
gear.

Tea for moms
A Mother's Day tea at the
historic Butler House is set for
Saturday, May 2, 2-4 p.m. at
380 E. Hillsboro Boulevard,
Deerfield Beach. Featured will
be handcrafted jewelry with a
portion of the sales going to
the Society. Tickets are $15.
Reservations at 954-429-0378
are required.

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The Gold Shop, a destination for fine jewelry,

buys gold, platinum and estate pieces
By Phyllis J. Neuberger


PELICAN WRITER
Diamonds must still be 'a
girl's best friend' according to
Natasha and Damon Lorber,
owners of The Gold Shop
at 3640-2 N. Federal Hwy.
Venetian Shopping Center,
Lighthouse Point. "Right
now diamond sparkled rings,
pendants and bracelets are our
best sellers," says Natasha,
adding, "But it's no surprise.
Despite a bad economy it re-
mains a wonderful season be-
cause people still get engaged
and married and graduate
from high schools and colleg-
es. Actually our busy season
includes the traditional gift
giving months from Christ-
mas through June."
Currently, however, the
husband-wife team is keeping
busy buying gold.
"The high price of gold
and our bad economy has
many people going thru' their
jewelry boxes looking for
pieces they no longer wear,"
Damon reports. "They're
turning them into cash. Right
now, gold prices are histori-
cally high. Anyone who has
purchased gold jewelry before
2007 might actually make
money by selling it now."
Natasha chimes in with
"The good thing about gold is
that you get to enjoy wearing
it and when you're tired of it,
you can get your money out
of it if you sell at the right
time. And this is the right
time."
Melissa Paton dropped
into the store to see what an
old gold bracelet and a ring
with the diamonds removed
might bring. She walked out
with a hundred dollar bill and
a big smile on her face saying,
"Not bad for two pieces that
were just taking up space in
my dresser drawer."


Golden


moments
Natasha Lorber visits with
a long time client, Margaret l
Roggero Ludwick who stopsK
by often to see what might en- . "'-
tice her in the newest additions . "l.
to The Gold Shop's fine inven- .
tory. [Right] Damon Lorber,
The Gold Shop in Venetian .
Shopping Center, can often be
found at his bench designing
and repairing fine gold and
platinum jewelry.
Photos by Phyllis J. Neuberger


Natasha explains. "We do
a free estimate. The value is
based on weight. People are
bringing in damaged chains,
single earrings, bent bracelets
and more because they have
the same gold value as ones in
perfect condition. It's a fast
way to get cash and people are
taking advantage of that."
Asked how they know
the value of the gold, Damon
says, "We do an acid test
which determines the Karat
content. Gold prices fluctuate


every day and that affects the
price we pay."
What do they do with the
gold they buy? Damon says,
"We might melt it and reuse it
or sometimes we sell it off."
Damon started in the
business when he was 17. He
attended the Museum School
of Fine Arts in Boston. "From
there I worked in custom
bench work at Shreve, Crump
and Low in Boston. And Na-
tasha has been selling jewelry
since 1974. We've been in


this location almost 15 years
and before that we were in
Beacon Light."
The Gold Shop stocks
only gold and platinum
jewelry and features the most
wanted styles available in
rings, necklaces, pendants,
chains, bracelets, earrings and
diamonds.
Damon designs, creates
custom pieces and redesigns
estate jewelry for clients.
Margaret Roggero Lud-
wick, a retired Metropolitan
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luxury condominiums where
palm trees studded the patio,
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Gold Shop
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Opera singer, stopped in to
see what new pieces might
entice her. She said, "I've
been dealing with Natasha
for 14 years or more. I've
purchased lovely things,
had repairs done and pieces
designed. This is one of my
favorite stores."
Natasha beams and says,
"We have developed a won-
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of our clients in Lighthouse
Point. In fact many have
become friends. We're active
here. I'm a member of Sorop-
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the Chamber of Commerce.
We are enthusiastic supporters
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Wine and beer flowed as
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Continued from page 1
The fund-raising tournament
is held each year to provide
scholarships for members
of the church who wish to
continue their education and to
honor the memory of a special
young woman.
Sonja was a member of First
Baptist Church of Pompano.
She went to Pompano Middle
then Ely High School. Sonja
graduated 8th in her class of
approximately 500 students.
There are several ways to
support the tournament:
1 - As a golfer - $90 per
golfer includes a continental.
breakfast, on-course contests,
refreshments, buffet lunch,
mixed foursome and numer-
ous prizes. The Grand Prize
is a ride for six people.on the
Good Year Blimp.
2 - Hole Sponsorships range
from $100 to $650.
3 - Monetary donation of
any amount.
Ada is proud that the fund
raiser is geared to students in
the church who want to go
into education, but she adds
that it " . . . is no less painful
today that it was then. You
learn how to cope, but you
still miss her tremendously.
For further information
contact Gerry Moraes, director
of recreation at First Baptist
Pompano at 954-745-6132 or
Gerry@FBCPompano.org


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proposed pier restaurant
The public is invited to take part in a public workshop to dis-
cuss development plans for the Pompano Beach Municipal Pier
on April 27 at the city commission chambers, 100 W. Atlantic
Blvd., Pompano Beach, at 7:30 p.m.

Pompano to host dodge

ball tournament May 30
Athletes are invited to put together teams for the Pompano
Beach Dodgeball tournament set for May 30 at the Community
Park Outdoor Rink at 10 a.m.
Registration is open for the first 20 teams. Cost is $10 per
player. Registration takes place at the Emma Lou Olson Civic
Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. Call 954-363-3313.

Pompano Beach welcomes

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Keeping up with city hall just got easier for computer buffs.
Facebook, the free program that offers space for news and
views, is now a new way to sign onto the city. Once signed on
as a "friend," residents will receive automatic news of latest
events.
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frosty-flavored goodness for the summertime heat


LJ's Custard
2659 E. Atlantic Blvd.
Pompano Beach
954-786-6199
By Malcolm McClintock
PELICAN WRITER
A recent addition to the
East Atlantic Blvd scene, LJ's
Custard has made it a deeply
held belief to provide the
tastiest frozen treats in East
Pompano and surrounding
Intracoastal areas.
Based on the famous Buf-
falo soft-serve frozen custard,
this ice-cream shop brings the
traditional rich tasting New
York State dessert to South
Florida. In fact, anyone who
has previously enjoyed a tasty
frozen custard will find great


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Owners Lou Calabrese and Jerry
Hersey show off one of their famous
soft-serve frozen custard treats.

memories at LJ's Custard.
Long time business asso-
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Calabrese decided to create a
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Our ice cream is of premium
quality" says Jerry.
"Most ice cream is 5%
butter fat, our custard is 10%
and uses eggs which makes it
much creamier" says Lou as
clients line up for a few frosty
scoops of the delectable deli-
cacy. Chocolate, vanilla or
the combo swirl are the most
popular choices, but there is
a tasty selection of palette
pleasing ice-cream flavors
such as cappuccino, rum rai-
sin and dulce de leche.
Made locally, LJ's Cus-
tard's velvety ice-creams
bring a host of exciting fla-
vors to the table. But the true
star of the show is the wildly
popular Northern custard treat
than brings its unique taste
sensation to the shores of the
Intracoastal.
"We have 16 flavors of
ice-cream, 4 of Italian ices
and, of course, our famous
chocolate and vanilla cus-
tard!" states Lou, a Buffalo
native with a sweet tooth.
The frozen custard is less
than 130 calories per 6 oz
serving. It contains less fat
and sugar than most ice cream
and can be enjoyed in cones,
waffle cones or cups.
In addition, LJ's Custard
offers milkshakes, sundaes, as
well as the Colossal sundae,
a mouthwatering behemoth
of 10 scoops of ice cream,
with bananas and the works.
This giant dessert serves 4-6
people and cost only $12.75.
Most cones and cups are
in the $2-$5 range. Carry-out
containers for home or par-
ties are also a smart choice.
Ample city parking is avail-
able and all major cards are
accepted.. Open from noon
to 10 pm all week long,
LJ's Custard might quickly
become your new source for
mouthwatering frozen treats.

Malcolm McClintock is
president of Alabaska LLC, a
firm that assists hotels, restau-
rants and individual property
owners with their purchasing
needs. He holds an MBA and
has lived in Thailand, Spain,
France, Mexico, Canada and
the US where he has devel-
oped a deep appreciation for
world gastronomy. He can be
reached at malcolm@alabas-
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Pompano Beach. [Photos by Malcolm McClintock]



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Costly traffic study underway at the 'S curve'


By Judy Wilson


PELICAN WRITER
Deerfield's most congested
intersection, A1A and NE 2
Street, and the north/south


roads that converge there, is
the focus of another traffic
study, this one a $1.2 million
evaluation that will take
almost three years. Included in
the study will be neighborhood
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traffic options, road capacity,
right of way acquisition,
conceptual designs and traffic
projections. Said project
engineer Charlie DaBruso,
"No stone will be left
untouched."
The area was last put under
scrutiny about five years
ago when McMahon and
Associates, after a series of
public workshops, produced
several options to the traffic
congestion, one of which
extended the arterial street
just west of Howard Johnson
Resort to Hillsboro Boulevard
where-it created a one-way
"loop." This and the other
options will be evaluated
as part of the new study,
DaBruso said.
"The key is we cannot
go forward if we don't go
through this process. Yes, it's
a lot of cost, but by the end of
the study, we'll have a viable
project. It's all about moving
people safely."
The study is being funded
by Florida Department of


Transportation. Tuesday, John
Flora, representing Metric
Engineering, the firm doing
the study, said federal/state
funding for road construction
could result.
The FDOT-required
evaluation was started in May
2008, but at that time the city
did not have a certified project
manager. In the meantime,
DaBruso has obtained the
necessary accreditation.
Flora said public input
would be important to his
conclusions and almost
every government entity is
involved in the process. He
cautioned city commissioners
to remain neutral about the
alternatives until the process


is complete so as to not affect
public input and presented a
long list of tasks including
the alternatives: a no-build
option, minor improvements
to the roadways and major
improvements.
The area involves the 'S
curve' where A1A turns east
and then north in the space of
one block. The road is lined
with shops and restaurants
and angled parking spaces
which force drivers to back
out onto A1A.
Flora said his firm has
started collecting data. An
information meeting for the
public will be scheduled in
May.


Exterior Latex Paint Available
to Broward Residents April 26
Broward County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Program will conduct-a free exterior latex paint give-away from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, while supplies last, at the
North Trash Transfer Station, 2780 N. Powerline Road, Pom-
pano Beach. Paint is available in four colors: beige, terra-cotta,
grey and turquoise. Call 954-765-4999.


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JEWISH CENTER
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 11th Ave., Pompano Beach
(954) - 942-6410
www.templesholomflorida.org

ST. COLEMAN
Roman Catholic Church
1200 S. Federal Hwy.
Pompano Beach
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
954-942-35338


CHRIST CHURCH

UNITED METHODIST
SUNDAY WORSHIP- 8:00 A.M.
TRADITIONAL COMMUNION SERVICE
210 N.E. 3RD STREET - POMPANO BEACH
954-943-0404
www.echristchurch.org

DIVINE MERCY
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Friday Lenten Service - 7 P.M.
Sunday Mass - 10:30 A.M.
Tuesday Evening Healing Prayer - 7 P.M.
SERVING THE ELDERLY ** FEEDING THE HOMELESS
2749 NE Tenth Ave.
Wilton Manors, FL 33334
954-567-1930
www.newdivinemercy.org


Unitarian Universalist Church

of Fort T' Lauderdale
Open Open
Hearts Minds
A Center for Liberal Religious Values
and Social Action in Fort Lauderdale
Services & RE classes Sunday at 11:00am
3970 NW 21st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 484-6734 www.uuflorida.org


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Sunday Service Times . -- "
Contemporary Worship 9:30 am
Children's /Preschool Sunday School 9:30 am
Traditional Service 11:00 am
K.I.D.S Church 11:00 am
Middle & High School Student Bible Fellowship 11:00 am
Adult Bible Fellowship 9:30 & 11:00 am
138 NE First Street * Pompano Beach, FL 33060-6690
Phone: 954-745-6100 * www.fbcpompano.org


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Your neighborhood church

is just 7 minutes away.
Whether you are a seasoned Christian or a curious observer with
little religious background, we invite you. Hear God speak directly
to you through His word, offering messages of grace and guidance.
JOIN US AT 10AM ON SUNDAY

POMPANO LUTHERAN CHURCH
109 SE 10th Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33060
954-942-1216 www.PompanoChurch.com


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First Presbyterian Church
"The Pink Church" Serving God and the community for 50years

2331 NE 26th Avenue, Pompano Beach * 954-941-2308
One Block Northeast of Copans Road and US-1
Sunday Worship - 8:00 a.m. (Informal),
9:30 a.m. (New Life), 11:00 a.m. (Traditional)
-. Listen to sermons and music online at www.pinkprescom

"I was a stranger and you took me in..."
bI -Matt. 25:35


Sunday:
Eucharist 8:00 am & 10:30 am
Children's Programs 10:30 am
Adult Ed 9:30
Thursday:
Eucharist & Healing Service 10 am
Followed By Bible Study


1111 E. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach, FL 33064 * 954-942-5887


St. Philip
Episcopal Church
465 N.W 15th St. Pompano Beach
954-785-2437
Rev. Dr. John Nganga
Holy Eucharist & Bible Study
7 p.m. Wednesday
Holy Eucharist Sundays 9a.m.

ST. ELIZABETH
OF HUNGRY
ROMAN CATHOLIC
CHURCH
Sat. Evening Vigil: 4:30 pm 6:00 pm (Spanish)
Sun. Mass Schedule: 7:30 am * 9:00 am
10:30 an* 12 Noon
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Pompano Beach
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Pompano Beach eyed by national travel writers


By Michael d'Oliveira
PELICAN STAFF

"You can't buy this kind
of publicity" is an expression
known to public relations
gurus and rookie marketers
alike.
And while local business
leaders and owners may not
be trying to negotiate a direct
purchase, they are making an
investment.
As Pompano Beach
celebrates the 25th annual Sea-
food Festival this weekend,
some out-of-town visitors will
be enjoying the festivities and
a lot more of what Pompano
and other nearby communities
have to offer.
The Pompano Beach
Chamber of Commerce, the
Greater Fort Lauderdale Con-
vention and Visitors Bureau,
or CVB, and business owners
in Deerfield Beach, Lauder-
dale-By-The-Sea and Pompa-
no Beach have all pulled out
the welcome mat for a group
of writers who represent
travel magazines and news-
papers, including the San
Francisco Chronicle, Chicago


Tribune and Family Circle,
from around the country.
More than just a warm
welcome though, the trip in-
cludes a tour of the area along
with free meals, activities
and lodging. All designed to
help spread the'good word
about the people and places of
North Broward.
"We have to sell Pompano
Beach as the family friendly
community it is," said
Elaine Fitzgerald, chair of
the Pompano Beach Cham-
ber's Tourism and Develop-
ment Task Force, who also
owns five beach area lodgings
in Pompano Beach.
Fitzgerald says garnering
publicity is one of the most
cost effective ways to stimu-
late tourism. "It's important,
especially in today's down
economy. Hospitality is hurt-
ing. Hundreds of thousands of
people could be reading about
Pompano Beach."
The trip includes scuba
diving, kayaking, a tour of the
Pompano Beach Lighthouse,
and spa treatments.
"We have a very nice itin-
erary for them. Their going


to be seeing and doing all the
things visitors can enjoy here
in Pompano Beach and North
Broward County," said
Fitzgerald.
"We are truly trying to in-
volve the whole region," said
Ric Green, Pompano Beach
Chamber president.
Green and Fitzgerald say
part of the effort for good
publicity came from discover-
ing a little bit of the bad. "Out
of that grew the tour," said
Green.
"Most of the [travel] guides
had absolutely nothing in them
about Pompano," said Fitzger-
ald who added that some of
the guides were outdated or
had negative reviews.
"It didn't make me feel
good. The editors of these
books and travel media ought
to know Pompano is a lovely
place to visit and to live."
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recently caught a glimpse
of what they hope will be a
regular sight, an article about
Pompano Beach in The New
York Times.
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article describes Pompano


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tourist destination cheaper
than Fort Lauderdale, to the
south, and nearby Boca Raton,
to the north; a place where
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Ortanique
Continued from page I
The project is already two
years behind schedule, with
only 26 of the planned 43
single-family homes com-
pleted.
The audit also indicated
that some paperwork from dif-
ferent agencies in the project
had not been submitted.
While all construction of
Ortanique passed city inspec-
tions, most of the complaints
from homeowners have to do
with construction defects.
Darryl Simpson, the
builder for Ortanique, called
those allegations " . . . false,
unfounded and unsustainable.
Everything has been accepted
by your staff," Simpson told
commissioners. "Articles
have been disturbing. [They]
should come to me with com-
plaints. Never once was my
workmanship questioned."
Simpson was supported
by four other developers who
spoke on his behalf. One
builder said, "I would trust
that guy to build any home for
me. He's a true professional."


Both sides were
lawyeredd up"
Expecting a possible in-
junction and stop work orders,
both homeowners and devel-
opers were on hand to argue
their sides.
Simpson attended the
meeting with Patrick B.
Giunta, a Fort Lauderdale at-
torney representing him.
The developer, CEHDA,
a group of non-profit organi-
zations, hired Simpson.
On Feb. 13, the CRA sent
a certified letter to Charles
Ellington, president of CE-
HDA, a "notice of default."
The letter claimed that all
homes were in "default of
the development agreement"
because only 26 of the 43
homes are complete. The en-
tire development was to be
completed by June 30, 2008.
However, the letter added
that it was possible for both
sides to "work out a mutu-
ally acceptable compliance
strategy."
Ten homeowners were
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attorney. Complaints ranged
from changes that took place
between their applications
to buy and their final clos-
ings. Those alleged changes
included footprints that were
different from the originals
of their homes. The changes
shortened garages so much
that there is no room for
a medium-sized car. And
rooms are smaller rooms
from the original designs,
and they had to sign an ad-
ditional mortgage for the
land upon which the homes
were built.
That land had been do-
nated to the development by
the CRA.
Malki said there were
good reasons for some peo-
ple not talking "publicly."
"They are emotional in
the sense of the wrong-do-
ing, of purchasing and living
in homes with many de-
fects both structural and in
design. There's a need for a
checks and balances system
to be in place among the
city, Simpson Development
CEHDA, CDC and CRA."
Note: CEHDA, CDC and


CRA, are government agen-
cies that provide community
development funding.
Malki went on to say that
he has completed an inves-
tigation of the faults that
included cracks, leaky roofs,
faulty electricity and doors
that were not hung correctly.
"You can expect those
reports tomorrow," Malki
added.
Further, Malki said that
it was "unusual that all
the loans were from Bank
Atlantic. My clients paid
more than their fair share,
and they had 30-year liens
on the land. This defeats the
purpose of CDC, [or Com-
munity Development Com-
mittee].
Injunction fails
Speaking on behalf of
CEHDA, Emma Ellington,
said the CEHDA has "never
received money. I have done
nothing wrong in this com-
munity. We're taking the
blame for everything. The
city staff is responsible for
everything."
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City staff members from
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proved some homes for
occupation, including those
homes where complaints
have been made.
Ellington added that as
far as paperwork went, that
too was the job of the city,
not CEHDA.
Ellington's husband,
Charles, explained that the
money for Ortanique is split
among the six non-profit
groups of the CEDHA.
Joseph Wells, a resident
and former commission can-
didate, said that if "city staff
did not do their jobs right,
heads should roll."
He referred to city of-
ficial discussions to change
the original agreements to
bring all non-compliance is-
sues into compliance. "Don't
change the agreements," said
Wells. "They are in default."
Guinta warned the com-
mission that an injunction
would "expose the city to se-
rious damages. I recommend
a meeting to discuss [the
issues]. Everybody needs to
take a step back."
Fisher did not get com-
mission support for an
injunction. The item was.
struck from the agenda.



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What really occurred Mes-
sina said, was that the board
approved a $7,500 contract
with consulting engineer
Irving Abcug to assess the
scope of the work needed at
the 40-year-old condo,and the
cost. The building will come
up for recertification in the fu-
ture and Messina, a mechani-
cal engineer, said it has not
been maintained. "They have
used a band aid philosophy,
and it needs major renova-
tions," he said.
Messina had put together
several power point presenta-
tions that suggested the work
to be done in four phases and
included a cost estimate of $4
million. "I specifically stated
it was the work of only one
person. A proposal, prelimi-
nary ... I wanted workshops
to inform the people and get
their ideas. Maybe they didn't
want to do it all."
Messina went so far as to


confirm that two banks would
loan the condo association
money to cover the cost of the
work and stretch the payments
over a period of time.
"All that work for nothing
and all because of a vote that
never happened," Messina
said on Wednesday.
Mayor Minnet agreed the
situation at Royal Coast where
she has lived for 18 years "got
way out of hand. We guess-
timated $4 million in repairs
and people got frightened."
Minnet went on the board
in January 08, the same month
she was elected mayor, be-
cause, she said, "We needed to
address the infrastructure. We
needed people who could put a
long term plan together."
Philosophical about her re-
call, "It's okay. That's why we
have a democratic process,"
she said, Minnet is more upset
that Commission Vice Mayor
Jerome Mclntee mentioned it
from the dais at the April 14
commission meeting. "Now
it's been politicized," she said.


"There was no reason to an-
nounce it from the dais."
During commission com-
ments, McIntee said a recall of
three board members, includ-
ing the mayor, was underway
at Royal Coast Condominium.
"I have nothing to do with it,"
he said, calling it "vicious lies"
that he had anything to do with
the recall. "I don't interfere
with commissioners at home."
McIntee did not return
phone calls.


According to both the
mayor and Messina, the recall-
ers at first wanted to include
President Joseph Sorintino on
the petition, but withdrew his
name when they discovered.
a special election would be
needed to fill four vacancies.
With only three, the remain-
ing board can appoint the
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More than 600 people attended the Deerfield Beach Chamber
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prize winning BBQ chefs serving up their best recipes, live
music, activities for kids. It's success lead Mayor Peggy
Noland to remark that the city's parks should be used more
often for inexpensive events. "People should be coming out
to our parks to have fun," she said. This event was held at
Sullivan Park on the Intracoastal Waterway.


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Kyan ratterson, 4, gives a Dig gnn as ms
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Writers
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North Broward can do. A lot
of thanks goes to the CVB."
CVB Vice President of
Communications, Francine
Mason, says the organization
arranges about five trips a year
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months ago writers from Ger-
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Jeff Torode, owner of
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taking the writers out for two
dives, off the reef and the


Captain Dan ship wreck, "if
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Torode says the Gulf
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close proximity of the reef,
make Pompano a destination
for "most all" of the chartered
diving in Broward County.
"The advantage here, over
the [Florida] Keys and other
places, is short boat rides,"
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