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Friday, September 9, 2011 Vol. XIX, Issue 36 Call 954-783-8700 to Advertise Email: siren2415@gmail.com Pompano Beach Deer eld Beach Lighthouse Point Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Wilton Manors Oakland Park Hillsboro Beach The Galt Palm Aire The Pelican Pelican Visit us online at www.pompanopelican.com The The Pelican Pelican Last chance to shave utility tax?Seeking compromise, commissioner asks for numbers if water usage is eliminatedBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach City Manager Burgess Hanson will take one last look at the dollars being generated by the newly-enacted public service tax before the nal budget for 2011-12 is approved in two weeks. Hanson is acting in response to a request by Commissioner Joe Miller that water bills be exempt from the 10 percent tax on utilities. Miller, the only commissioner to vote against the tax, said this week he has come to understand the need for it and for another income stream. Currently Deer eld Beach is the only sizeable municipality in Broward County that does not impose the tax See UTILITY TAX on page 9 Ashlyn gives full approval to all the chefs at the Annual Labor Day Picnic, sponsored by the North Broward Democratic Club, at Community Park in Pompano Beach. Democratic leaders rallied for more Democrats to vote in 2012.By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach For the rst time in 30 years, Midnight Madness, the sales event that grew into a local tradition, will not be held. City ofcials have refused a request to close A1A and NE 2 Street in front of Island Water Sports for the concert and store owner Linsey Cottrell said this week, the show will not go on.City wont close A1A, therell be no Madness this year Its a bummer, Cottrell said, but we can work with the city to pull off a better event next year. The annual October Madness is held during one of the worst retail months of the year and for one evening, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., reportedly gives beachside businesses a boost. Last year, Island Water Sports joined forces with The Island Partnership a loosely knit beach business organizat ionand See MADNESS on page 13 Board decides Vets facility not in keeping with Downtown planBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park Area veterans and their supporters packed City Hall chambers Wednesday to urge support for a land development code change that would pave the way for a veterans residential care facility in the citys downtown. But despite the pleas, commissioners accepted a staff recommendation and voted against the change. The See VETS FACILITY on page 8By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach residents will stay at the low end of tax rates this year, but city of cials are already looking ahead to another grim forecast for next year. This year the city manager has proposed a budget of $212.8 million to keep this city in action. That represents a 6 percent rate increase over last Pompano tax rate increase re ects another hit in property valuesSee TAX RATE on page 20 Pompano poets wonder about animal thoughtsRick McKenzie and Dr. Roger Reep will explore the thoughts of animals and their behaviors Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. More and more, scientists are guring that animals have some kind of consciousness because of the things they do, says McKenzie. The sea otter uses tools to bust open shell sh. And in California, otters have learned see POETS on page 22

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2 The PelicanFriday, September 9, 2011 By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFIf there is one thing Democrats can count on in Broward County, its the Annual Labor Day picnic at Community Park in Pompano Beach. And they can be counted on to speak out against the actions of elected Republicans. This year once again Democrats enjoyed the picnic and the speeches. Only the names were changed. Said Florida Senate Democratic Minority Leader Nan Rich, The governor doesnt care about working families. We ended up with a balanced budget on the backs of the middle class. We cut education by $1 billion, and the governor red the ombudsman, an act that she added is under investigation. Rich added that Gov. Rick Scott has returned $35.7 million to the federal government, and added, That money goes to other states. It does not go to reduce the [federal] de cit. Congressman Allen West did not fare well either at the event. Said Wilton Manors Com-Democrats enjoy Labor Day picnic with main course of roasted Republicansmissioner Julie Carson, West and his values are unacceptable. But the party was also an occasion to recognize unions. Lois Frankel, attorney and former mayor of West Palm Beach, encouraged the . . working people of this country to celebrate and to thank the unions for getting them their bene ts. Frankel is challenging West next year for Floridas Congressional Seat 22. Mitch Ceasar, chair of the Broward Democratic Party, was ready to place the blame smack on a large number of Democrats for these complaints. Bad things happen when Democrats dont vote, he said. Sarah Brown, president of the North Broward Democratic Club, hosted the picnic with several other clubs. Other local elected of cials in attendance were Pompano Beach Vice Mayor George Brummer, District 1 Commissioner Barry Dockswell. Broward School Board member Nora Rupert, state representatives Gwyn Clarke-Reed [ Dist. 92] and Franklin Sands [Dist. 98]. Congressman Ted Deutch [Dist. 19] took time to thank the picnickers who braved the sun and brief rains. We need the activists on the ground to do the heavy lifting. The [Democratic] party is the place for those who want a fair shot, he said. Florida State Representatives Franklin Sands [District 98] and Gywn Clarke-Reed [District 92] join Nicole Hurst and Ann Brummer at Labor Day picnic. Lois Frankel Pompano Beach Vice Mayor George Brummer, Barbara Miller and Betty DiMaio Pompano Beach Commissioner Barry Dockswell with Dave Anderson Florida Senate Democratic Minority Leader Nan Rich

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The Pelican 3 Friday, September 9, 2011 The public can check out the Hillsboro Lighthouse tour on Saturday, Sept. 10 and climb the historic lighthouse stairs for a rare ocean view. Tours will start with shuttle boat trips from the Sands Harbor Hotel on 125 N. Riverside Dr. in Pompano Beach beginning at 8:45 am thru 2:30 p.m.. HLPS Members are free, while nonmembers have a $15 transportation fee. Membership available at the dock, $25 Indivigual, $35 Family, cash or check. No reservations required. Please Hillsboro Lighthouse tours begin Saturday, Sept. 10 use the city (pay) parking lot across the street. Allow 3 or 4 hours for round trip & tour of the Lighthouse Station. For additional tour information visit: www.HillsboroLighthouse.org or e-mail to info@hillsborolighthouse.org or call 954-782-3313.Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society members, Art Makenian and Hib Casselberry, break ground for a new brick patio on the grounds of the U.S. Coast Guard Station. Bricks may be purchased by the public to show support of the lighthouse and honor a loved-one. Costs range from $75 to $150. [Photo by Ben Ellis]

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The Pelican 5 Friday, September 9, 2011 Advertise with The Pelican 954.783.8700 How Money Works The public is invited to a free seminar Sept. 10 at 12:30 p.m. to learn how to take control of your nancial life, understand the Rule of 72 and how compound interest works The seminar includes learning how to protect your income how to get on the path to nancial independence. The seminar takes place at Auto Body Tech, 429 N. Dixie Hwy.Pompano Beach. Call 954-729-0192. Aquazul, a 25-story beachfront condo at 1600 S. Ocean Blvd., Lauderdale-By-TheSea. The climb starts at noon and ends at 2PM. Seventeen members of the 57-member department will walk up the stairwells four times -and then climb another 10 ights of stairs -in a symbolic re-creation of the 110 ights of stairs New York City re ghters, paramedics and police had to climb when responding to the attacks on the World Trade Center. We will embark on a 110 oor stair climb in commemoration of our fallen brothers and sisters on that tragic day, said Fire Administrator Lt. Daniel Chavez. Weve invited public safety personnel from other departments to join us. For health and safety reasons during the climb, re ghters will wear light training uniforms, not heavy bunker gear or air packs. For more information, contact Lt. Daniel Chavez at 786-301-1440. The Lauderdale-By-TheSea Volunteer Fire Department will honor the re ghters who died in New York City on Sept. 11 by climbing 110 oors on Sunday (9-1111), the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on America. To make their commemorative climb, re ghters will use the concrete stairwells at Fire ghters to climb 110 oors to honor 9/11 re ghter of New York

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6 The PelicanFriday, September 9, 2011 Deer eld Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea, Wilton Manors and Oakland Park The Pompano Pelican is published weekly on FridaysStreet Address: 1500-A E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Telephone: 954-783-8700 Fax: 954-783-0093Letters to the Editor are encouraged and accepted for print if signed, although a writers name will be withheld on request; letters must also include a daytime telephone number. Advertising rates are available upon request. Subscription rate is $31.80 including tax for one years delivery in Greater Pompano Beach; $93.80/per year including tax for others in the United States; call 954-783-8700 for rates abroad. The Pelican is a nonpartisan newspaper and reserves the right to decline advertising. Copyright 2011. Reproduction of this publication in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission of the publisher. The Pelican is a member of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, Deer eld Beach Chamber and the LBTS Chamber. The Pelican is a state certied woman-owned minority business. The Pelican is delivered to businesses, libraries, schools, of ces, hospitals, news racks and single family homes. All advertising and copy is published at the sole discretion of the publisher. We welcome your critiques and ideas concerning this publication. Anne Siren, publisherExecutive Assistant: Mary Hudson Graphics: Rachel Ramirez Windsheimer Adriana Bonilla Bookkeeper: John White Classi eds: Fran Shelby Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik Copy editors: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Phil Barnes, Connor Sheridan Account Executives: Paul Shroads, Carolyn Mann, Bill Heaton, Special Of ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 Volume XVIIII, Issue 36 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren St. Paul the Apostle church, LHP, to host Prayer Service, Sept. 11In the ecumenical spirit of reconciliation and peace, St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2700 E. Sample Road, Lighthouse Point, will hold a prayer service on Sept. 11 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. to remember the victims of the September 11 attack on the United States ten years ago. The prayer service, based on the Spirit of Taize, is modeled after the Taize monastic community of brothers founded in the 1940s by Br. Roger in Taize, France. The candlelight prayer service for Christians of all traditions includes meditations, singing, scripture, extended periods of silence and prayers for the world. Brother Roger created the prayer community when he was 25 at the beginning of World War II. Taize was a common village used to shelter refugees in need of safety. He bought a house there to shelter Jews, agnostics and other people in fear of capture.Pope John Paul, II, bishops of Canterbury and other religious leaders have since visited the community. In 2005, at the age of 90, Brother Roger was attacked and killed during a prayer service. In the August 26 edition of The Pelican the full page history page of Pompano Beach Internal Medicine (Dr. Menendez) the rst sentence in the rst column should read-Nobody can know your body as well as you. The last sentence of the fth column should read The of ce honors Medicare and most insurance plans The Pelican apologizes for the typographical errors that appeared in the August 26 ad. We regret any inconvenience.Correction and clari cation District map redraws not re ecting the needs of the countyThis week barely a handful of citizens showed up at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center to look at maps that will determine how Broward County is divided. Last year voters went to the polls to demand reformed districts that better re ect their needs. The maps we saw re ected districts drawn horizontally from east to west, combining sections that have little in common. We feel the lines should be vertical, and heres why. Coastal regions have common enemies of erosion, hurricane protection, water pollution and evacuation routes. These are also our tourism destinations which make them our big money belt. They need commissioners to protect those interests. Inland communities, the business artery of this county, need commissioners with strong voices to promote redevelopment and suppress criminal activity. This part of the county is troublesome with a mixture of residential areas co-existing with business, government, commercial and industrial communities. It is complex and deserves strong voices to represent the diversi cation of the area. When the swamps of the Everglades were drained and lled in in the s to allow for western growth, Broward inherited new suburbs with speci c problems. These communities such as Weston and others arose as model cities. They need their commissioners to focus on their growth and their own speci c problems. And there are commonalities that apply to this entire county. We need a network of reliable and inexpensive public transportation that connects all of us. The county needs to get hundreds of workers on buses, provide shelters from the sun and rain and get them to work on time, dry and less sunburned. This vertical redrawing that we suggest may take some commissioners out of their comfortable districts and force them to help us nd solutions to problems as they occur. And thats exactly why we voted for redistricting. Lets take them out of their cozy districts and force them to help us nd solutions to problems as they occur. The county commissioners have one chance now to redraw those lines with intelligence. They must answer two questions before they approve the new districts: Do we understand and support the needs of each community? Do our decisions impact the entire county in a positive way? We will all have to live with the new district lines for next 10 years. Lets get it right. Call your county commissioner for a copy of the proposed maps. And tell them what you know, think and need. Irene Lieberman 954-357-7295 Kristen Jacobs 954-357-7002 Stacy Ritter 954-357-7319 Chip LaMarca 954-357-7004 Lois Wexler 954-357-7005 Sue Gunzberger 954-3577006 John Rodstrom, Jr. 954-357-7007 Barbara Sharief 954-357-7008 Dale V.C. Holness 954-357-7009

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The Pelican 7 Friday, September 9, 2011 Making a Difference Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-783-8700. Focal Point marks 30 years hereThe NE Focal Point celebrates 30 years in Deer eld Beach with an open house Friday, September 23, 10 a. 2 p.m at the facility, 227 NW 2 Street. Theme for the day is NE Focal Point Home Away from Home: Your Place to Connect. On tap will be tours, entertainment, exhibits, refreshments and door prizes. The winners of an essay contest, What the Focal Point Means to Me, will be announced. The Thrift Shop will mark down merchandise by 30 percent. For more, call 954480-4449.By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFKeeping the residents informed about whats happening in Pompano Beach is the job of Public Communications Director Sandra King, who modestly says, I have a small but very talented staff including Octavian Onec, Jacqueline Barrett, Ernie Siegrist and Margie Hedelund. Each one of these people brings a unique talent to the table. The team communicates to the residents via Tradewinds, a bi-annual magazine which King writes and edits. We also have the web site and television station, she adds and I serve as spokesperson to the media for the city and for the Citys Fire Rescue Department. Currently her special effort is the 9/11 Pompano Beach Remembers event which happens this Sunday at the Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Its a big night free to the public, King says. We hope families will come to enjoy the tribute which includes performances Sandra King and staff give the city its voice from Tradewinds to events like this Sundays 9/11 tributeby the famous Liberty Voices, guest speakers, local clergy and lots of patriotic music, ags, and reasons to be proud Pompano Beach residents and Americans. She loves her job and it shows. I was a public information of cer for the Pompano Beach Police Department for 10 years when Bill Hargett, former City Manager, brought me to City Hall to start this department. Ive been on this job now for 21 years and with the advent of all of the new technology advances, we have blossomed into a vital part of the city. Continuing King says, Ten years ago a website was optional. Today, it is a necessity. Were also on Face Book and Twitter. We run channel 78, 24/7, featuring live broadcasts of Commission and CRA meetings just like the evening news. In addition to our website we now offer web-stream Commission Meetings and other programming. People with computers and the internet can watch all or any particular portion of interest, current or past, commission meetings at home whenever they decide. If a topic of interest was discussed at a meeting up to two years past, one can click on that agenda item and watch what happened and hear what was said. This brings local government directly into the home to be seen at that residents convenience. She quips, If you cant fall asleep, heres an intelligent alternative to counting sheep. In addition to being public communications director, King is spokesperson for the city which can be quite a challenge. She explains, I go to the authority or department head and ultimately the city manager, before I release any information. The goal is to be accurate and transparent so that every resident has the information and understands how the city operates. Media is the key to providing this information. When I send out a press release for instance, it goes to over 100 locations from Miami to Palm Beach. Because of her previous experience as public information of cer for the police department before it merged into the BSO, she now serves that same function as the public information of cer for the Pompano Beach Fire Rescue Department. Kings job is not a 40 hour a week job, but shes not complaining. She says, I love what I do and I wouldnt change a thing. In addition to her own talented team Kings committee for the 9/11 event, happening this Sunday at the amphitheater, includes Captain Adkins and Major Knowles of the Pompano Beach BSO, Fire Chief Harry Small, Assistant Fire Chief John Jurgle and from the Parks and Recreation Department Director Mark Beaudreau and Chris Sisto, supervisor of special events. Each one of these people has done his part to make this 10year remembrance a night to remember, King says. For information, call 954786-4527. Octavian Onuc, Jacqueline Barrett, Chuck Lanza, Kimberly Spill and Sandra King make last minute preparations for the citys tribute to victims, families and heroes of 9/11. 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the attack on the U.S.The Pompano Beach Republican Club will meet with DC Works for US for a special pre-election year preparation session on Sept. 15, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Wings Plus, 9880 Sample Rd., Coral Springs. Five national organizations, True the Vote, Victory in a Box, Liberty Linked, American Majority and Americans for Prosperity will present strategies on working your precinct for the 2012 election. Refreshments are available for purchase from Wings Plus. Call 954786-7536 or go to www. pompanobeachgop.com.Republicans to meet at Wings Plus Briefs

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8 The PelicanFriday, September 9, 2011 vote was 2-1, with Commissioner Jed Shank dissenting. Mayor Suzanne Boisvenue and Commissioner John Adornato voted to deny the code change. Vice Mayor Anne Sallee and Commissioner Shari McCartney abstained from voting, citing con icts. The Archdiocese of Miami, the current owner of the property at 1299 E. Oakland Park Boulevard, and WSSA, LLC, a real estate development company sought a text amendment to the zoning in the mixed use district. The building formerly housed Providence House for needy women and children. Justin Prof tt, senior planner, said staff reviewed the comprehensive plan and design guidelines and concluded the amendment would be incompatible with what is envisioned for the downtown district. The area is now seen for retail, of ce and light commercial. We want to keep that consistent, he said. Community facility land use was not envisioned for this area of the downtown. Prof tt said outside consultants agreed with him, This is not the highest and best use of an area intended for retail, commercial and personal services. City staff concluded that such a residential facility does not attract a customer base which is what the area needs. Prof tt said 273 acres zoned for community facilities is available elsewhere. At its July meeting, the Planning and Zoning Board voted 3-2 to recommend denial of the code change. Facility spokespersons said it would offer services to 40 veterans at a time including job training skills and employment counseling, housing support, access to VA bene t programs Vets facilityContinued from page 1and integration into civilian life. Bonnie Miskel, attorney for the applicant, said the facility would be a bene t to the city and consistent with the comprehensive plan. Cecilia Ward of JC Consulting, a planning and zoning professional, said the change proposed is compatible with the citys land-use plan and good for the city and will provide an opportunity for true mixed-use development. Walter Duke, a commercial real estate appraiser, said no one is building speculative, commercial or retail properties in the worst market he has seen in 27 years. Duke said the vacancy rate for commercial space in the Main Street area is 52 percent. This building is perfect for mixed use and a private/public partnership, he said, speaking for the change. If this building is not available, the VA will probably go to another city, said Reese Stigliano, a commercial real estate broker. Economic consultant Brian Martin said the proposed facility would employ about 50 people in construction jobs during the renovation for a $4 million economic impact. And he estimated the facility would have a $5 million annual taxable value. Several veterans and other residents urged the commission to pass the amendment. The veteran community supports this. Its the right thing to do, said Bill Kling, president of the Broward County Veterans Council. All veterans arent homeless, alcoholics or PTS (post traumatic stress) victims, said veteran Clay Drexler. This facility will help them. This facility is urgently needed, said Vietnam vet and former Navy SEAL Jerry Sherman of Tamarac Greg Trusivich, who said he represented 300 homeowners said, We need to stick with existing zoning. We are adamantly opposed to the zoning change. I support vets, but I dont think this is an appropriate location. This is not a safe, serene place for vets. We have to provide a larger location. Commissioner McCartney said, Its not a vote for or against a veterans center, for or against this project or for or against veterans. This change would not only affect this building, it would apply to the parcel and completely thwart the intent of our plan. This is potentially a complete departure for the city. Adornato said he fully supports veterans. I would like to see this facility in the city of Oakland Park, but this is not the place given our longterm vision to bring retail to downtown Oakland Park. We want to work with you to keep you here, Boisvenue said. We want to keep our vision. We will support vets and help nd a place to keep you. Shank said he felt the proposal was a real opportunity for a partnership and an opportunity to re-use a building. ArtOur Art By The Sea will meet Oct. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lauderdale By The Sea Community Church, 4433 Bougainvillea Drive, Lauderdale By The Sea. This months speaker is water colorist John Bowen. Call 954523-0443.AuditionsGot Talent? Auditions for the South Floridas Kids Got Talent competition take place Oct. 1 at the South Florida Tri-Rail Station, 800 NW 33 St., Pompano Beach. The competiSightingsA local calendar for events, meetings and more in North Broward County. Please email calendar items to siren2415@gmail. com or fax to 954-783-0093. tion is open to individuals or groups that sing and/or dance. All participants must be South Florida residents between the ages of ve and 15. Call 954-703-7934.EventsSept. 23 Women & Wishes holds a bene t gala, Diamonds & Dudes, at the Hyatt Pier Top, 2301 SE 17 Street, at 7 p.m. The evening includes dinner, dancing, an auction and tributes to four distinguished dudes: Howard Dvorkin with Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Bill Feinberg of Allied Kitchen and Bath, James D. Franskousky with J.P. Morgan and OBGYN Dr. Carlos Jurado. Tickets at $150 are available online, www.womenanwishes,org or by calling 954-562-6537. Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. Danielle Knox of Lifetime television joins Tamara Grant of 97.3 FM to host Women of Jam at the Broward Center of the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale. The event bene ts the Lillian S. Wells Womens Health center at Broward General Medical Center and the Seventh Avenue Health Center. Tickets are $30. Call 954-462-0222.ClassesCERT Classes open to the public Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 at the Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Station. Learn how to save lives in an emergency. Fire suppression, injury care and other skills that will be valuable in the aftermath of a hurricane. Classes are free. Pre-registration is required. Call 954-828-6700. Green Market, Wilton Manors, Saturdays and Sundays at Hagen Park 2020 Wilton Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. fresh produce, international baked goods, herbs/spices, doggie treats, pickles, jams, infused vinegars, pasta and more. Call 954-531-5383. See SIGHTINGS on page 9

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The Pelican 9 Friday, September 9, 2011 and relies on property taxes as its major revenue source. Millers request came after opponents of the tax presented City Clerk Ada Graham-Johnson with 6,200 signatures from registered voters asking the commission to rescind the tax due to take effect October 1. In consideration of their effort Im looking for some kind of compromise, Miller said. Hanson said he planned the new budget based on the tax which is estimated to raise $6 million. Were trying to set a path of sound nancial management. Its not as if I just brought this up. We have discussed it since April. Now you are tasking us to go back and play with the numbers, he said. A preliminary estimate by Finance Director Hugh Dunkley is that removing the 10 percent tax on water would decrease city revenues by $600,000. Millers proposal did not gain full commission support on Tuesday. Mayor Peggy Noland said Weve been working on this for a year It is fair and equitable. Tonight is the bottom line on it. But Rescind the Utility Tax, or RUT, co-chair Jean Robb said, In this economy you should never introduce a new tax. Robb was one of a dozen people who spoke against the tax during the public hearing on the budget. One speaker accused the commission of saving money on the backs of the poorest people and added We dont truly believe we are paying less taxes. The addition of the utility tax has resulted in a one mil decrease in local property taxes but speakers said it was just moving money from one pocket to another. Robb said the city has other revenue options such as increasing the re fee, tapping the undesignated reserve fund and using savings being generated by the merger with BSO Fire/Rescue. Deli owner Erick Brinkmann warned the tax will force small businessmen out of business. Without this tax we have a competitive edge over businesses in other cities. RUT co-chair Steve Krevoy demanded the commission immediately rescind the tax or set a date for an election. Please dont delay your options. Six thousand people wont go away. In comments that became rancorous, David Cody predicted consumer prices will go up because of the tax. Make sure these fools are not reelected, he told the crowd. Following a two-hour public hearing the commission did approve a rst reading of the $73.8 million operating budget based on mileage of 5.7688 per thousand. A nal reading and public hearing is Tuesday, September 20. City Manager Hanson has promised to get the commissioners educated numbers on eliminating water usage from the utility tax. The commission took no action on the petitions which must be certi ed by the county elections of ce. Forty two hundred valid signatures are needed to force a special election on the tax.Utility TaxContinued from page 1 Pompano Beach Green Market Every Saturday at Founders Park, NE 3 Ave. and NE 2 St., 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fresh seafood, vegetables, owers and more. Call 954461-3385Fishing PiersPompano Beach Fishing Pier extends more than 1,000 feet into the Atlantic, 222 N Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach, Anglins Pier Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, 954-491-9403 Deer eld Beach International Pier 200 NE 21st Ave., Deer eld Beach. 9544269206. 954-943-1488LeisureSept. 27 A card party held by Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES Drove 142 is scheduled at 11 a.m. at the Pompano Beach ELKSSightingsContinued from page 8 See SIGHTINGS on page 9

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The Pelican 11 Friday, September 9, 2011 The Pelican We Mean Business! Two named to DBHA BoardDeer eld Beach The appointment this week of two new members to the Deer eld Beach Housing Authority Board lls all seven board seats. Mayor Peggy Noland named Joan Maurice and Michael Weiss to the board. Maurice, who had served on the Firemens Pension Board, was unanimously approved. Weisss appointment received a 3 to 2 vote, Commissioner Joe Miller and Commissioner Ben Preston dissenting. Maurice and Weiss join Sally Potter, appointed last month, Board Chair Keith Emery, Caryl Berner, Ernestine Gray and Dr. Alan Leavitt. First Christian Day School will hold a Yard Sale fundraiser Sept. 17 at 8 a.m. at 1860 NE 39 St. Pompano Beach 954-952-2549. Toys/ books/clothes/misc. items. 954-952-2549.Yard Sales

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The Pelican 13 Friday, September 9, 2011 Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700 more than 15,000 people came out for food and drink specials, the concert, skateboard demonstrations and surf and skate product displays. The commission even allowed open alcoholic containers, a provision that was not being sought this year Cottrell said. This is all about the kids and last years mixed demographic created some chaos, she said. Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Walt Bratton issued the memo recommending the event be moved to the main beach parking lot, a location Cottrell rejected. That doesnt make any sense. More people live in that area and we could get a lot of complaints, she said. Madness is as much the MadnessContinued from page 1sale of all sales at Island Water Sports as it is a concert. People think we make a lot of money but we carry the cost of all the events. It is more about cash ow and clearing out our inventory. At the end of the day, we make no money, Cottrell said. Last year, security cost $7,000 and the event planners had to build a skate park and the concert stage. Initiated when Island Water Sports was a three-year-old business, Midnight Madness was built around its sale and gospel music that appealed to young surfers who packed the stores parking lot. In recent years attendance numbers have zoomed and if A1A remained open it would no longer be a safe event, Cottrell said. She says she had been working with Community Redevelopment Agency Manager Keven Klopp and City Commissioner Joe Miller to accommodate the event. Her application for the street closure was led in June but not put on a city agenda until this week. Even if they had approved the closure, seven weeks is not time enough to plan something of this size, Cottrell said. We want all our ducks in a row and have something the city can be happy about. So the planning for October 2012 has already begun and Cottrell says she will ght for that street closure. She is looking for people to voice their support in the meantime. I hope people will make it known how good Midnight Madness is for the Island, she said. Two years ago, adults from Brus Room and other neighboring bars came into the Island Water Sports venue causing problems and prompting a former city manager to censure the event. Lodge 700 N.E. 10th St. Open to the public Bring a table of friends or group. Cost is $ 4 and includes desert and coffee. Call 561479-2002. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142 has Bingo on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Post, 171 SW 2 St., Pompano Beach. Food is available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 954-9422448. The NE Focal Point Alzheimers Day Care Center, located at 301 N.W. 2nd Avenue in Deereld Beach, offers a weekly Caregivers Support Group every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. MeetingsDemocratic Womens Club is co-chairing the State Convention, Sept. 15 to 18. At the Hilton Deereld Beach, 100 Fairway Drive, Deer eld. Democratic Club members who wish to participate as delegates or alternates should call Maggie Davidson at 954-942-8711. Sightingscontinued from page See SIGHTINGS on page 17

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14 The Pelican Friday, September 9, 2011 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach Dr. Dennis Andrews wants to lighten things up a bit at Community Presbyterian Church. An avid guitar player, cyclist, golfer and Indiana University basketball fan, Andrews is reinstating Briggs Hall as a place of worship with an informal Saturday service at 6 p.m. He is hoping his come-asyou-are invitation will bring people into the fold who shy away from the traditional church spaces. We dont want the formality of the usual spaces to be an obstacle, he said. Community Presbyterian, dating from the mid-40s, is on A1A a block off the beach and the new service will take advantage of this informal location. Last week, at the initial 6 p.m. service, parishioners at the beachside church rededicated the cross atop Briggs Hall that had blown off during Hurricane Wilma. The little church was the rst worship space at Community Presbyterian. In recent years Briggs Hall has been used as a meeting place for church and community groups. A lot of folks feel comfortable here, Dr. Andrews said. But although he is changing the style of the service, his sermon will be the same one he delivers at the 8:30 Sunday lessformal service in Fox Chapel and the traditional 11 a.m. Sunday service in the sanctuary beneath the landmark steeple on the beach. You might change the style, but you dont change the message, Dr. Andrews said. He is coming up on his rst year as pastor at Community Presbyterian. At 59, he came to the ministry later in life. He was ordained in 2003 and served at Com-Briggs Hall cross is rededicated at come-as-you-are Saturday serviceAt Saturday service, Mayor Peggy Noland, Dr. Dennis Andrews, Margaret Briggs whose late husband served as pastor at Community Presbyterian for many years, and City Commissioner Joe Miller.munity Presbyterian Church in Hobe Sound. Then family situations took him back to the heartland (he is a graduate of Indiana University, Ball State and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary) where he served a church in Ohio until 2010. Prior to his entrance into divinity school, Dr. Andrews was the sheriff of Wayne County, IN, mayor of Richmond, IN., and prior to politics, in the private sector. Now back in South Florida, his call is similar to that of pastors everywhere: rebuild the congregation. Community Presbyterian once boosted membership rolls upward of 1000 parishioners. But that number has declined steadily over the last two decades and today Dr. Andrews counts 75 active members; double that in the season. Our aim is to reconnect with the community, he said this week. To that purpose he has begun a Christian music program for See BRIGGS HALL on page 17

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The Pelican 15 Friday, September 9, 2011 Lighthouse Point Chamber members wrapped up their summer socials on Aug. 16 at Azure Realty in the Shoppes of Beacon Light. Planning has already started for the chambers annual Taste of Lighthouse Point, Jan. 17 at the Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club. Volunteers are need for planning this event. Email lhpchamberoffice@ gmail.com.Dr. Brian Rask and Graeme Donald from Daily Grind at the August social. Sharyl Jennaro and Rene Sabatini hosted the August social at Azure Realty. Lighthouse Point Chamber members host last summer party, prepare for Taste Oakland Park Broward County Animal Control will host a rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Collins Community Center, 3900 NE 3 Ave., Oakland Park. Veterinarians will vaccinate dogs and cats against rabies and provide license tags. Cost is $15 (cash only) Broward County residency proof is required. No appointment is necessary, and customers are taken on a first-come, first served basis. All dogs must be on leashes, and all cats must be in carriers.Rabies clinic

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16 The Pelican Friday, September 9, 2011 SPECIAL TO THE PELICANLt. Governor Gwen Leys of the Kiwanis Club of Pompano Beach was installed to serve on the statewide Board of the Florida District of Kiwanis on Saturday, August 27, 2011. The Florida District of Kiwanis, which covers the entire State of Florida and the Cayman Islands, is composed of 9,000 members in 280 active clubs. Lt. Governor Leys will serve as the liaison between the 14 Kiwanis Clubs of Division 23 which covers Northern Broward County and Florida District of Kiwanis installs local member to state board at conventionwill serve on the 34 member governing Board of Kiwanis which oversees all branches of the Kiwanis Family. She succeeds Lt. Governor David Platz of the Kiwanis Club of Wilton Manors. Over 925 Kiwanis members and guests attended the convention held at the Marriott Marco Island Resort, Golf Club and Spa. The House of Delegates elected Governor Eddie Lee, Governor-Elect Allen Whetsell and Treasurer Melanie Winternheimer and heard the farewell message of Governor Tom Ramiccio. Leys and the newly elected officers assume their leadership role on October 1, 2011 under Governor Lees theme, Embrace the Possibilities. Their terms of office end September 30, 2012. The Kiwanis Family of organizations, includes: Kiwanis and its Service Leadership Programs; KKids in elementary schools, Builders Club in middle schools, Key Club in high schools, Circle K in Colleges and Universities and Aktion Clubs for developmentally challenged adults. Collectively, the Kiwanis Family is composed of more than 30,000 members in Florida and the Cayman Islands. Governor Lees theme stresses the important relationship we enjoy with our student organizations through SLPs R Us. Nearly $100,000.00 was raised during the convention to benefit the Florida Kiwanis Foundation and its support of youth and Kiwanis Service Project: ELIMINATE MNT (Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus.) For additional information on Kiwanis, call 954-9428108.Leys

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The Pelican 17 Friday, September 9, 2011 Deer eld Beach resident Jim Higgins will be the featured story teller Sunday, Sept. 18, on WLRN public radio, 4 p.m. and will read from his collection of autobiographical stories which describe his years growing up in Pompano Beach. Sunday, he will read an excerpt from Shorty and the Coconut Trees which took place in the s along A1A where the Kester Cottage complex once stood. A man of many parts, Higgins is pictured above playing his homemade washboard. The Public Storyteller, a 15minute segment on the Folk and Acoustic Music show, is hosted by FAU Professor Caren Neile. Staff photo Hear this story . Briggs HallContinued from page 16 children and is strengthening services aimed at attracting senior citizens. Dr. Andrews lives in Deer eld Beach with his wife of 31 years, Kelly, an elementary school principal. He heads up a family of cat lovers. He and Kelly have one feline, Thomas Aquinas, and his grown children cater to four more. Newest addition to the family is a grandson. Call 954-427-0222Zonta International meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Duffys Diner, 401 N. Federal Hwy., Deer eld Beach at 11:15 a.m. Zonta International is a classi ed service organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women locally and worldwide through service and advocacy. Call 561392-2223. The Greater Pompano Beach Senior Citizens Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Emma Lou Olson Community Center on NE Sixth Street Pompano Beach at 10 a.m..( No meetings during the months of July and August). Activities focus on the general welfare,health,education and security of senior citizens.We welcome people of all ages. HealthYoga class for all levels at Hagen Park, behind the City Hall at 2020 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8 PM and Saturday mornings from 10:30 till noon. Cost is $7! Call 305.607.3520 with any questions. Parking Sightingscontinued from page 13 See SIGHTINGS on page 19

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18 The Pelican Friday, September 9, 2011 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 PUBLIC NOTICEDeer eld Beach Housing Authority Invitation for Bids 2011-8 Grounds Maintenance The intent of tihs IFB is to select one Contractor to provide all labor, materials and equipment necessary for a complete grounds maintenance program for three (3) Deerfield Beach Housing Authority properties of varying sizes. Sealed bids will be received until Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 12 Noon at 533 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 201, Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33441. Bid packages are available for pick-up at the above address from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by emailing crobinson@dbhaonline.org. Direct inquiries to Pamela Davis, Executive Director at 954-425-8449, Ext. 12. EQUAL HOUSING OPORTUNITY Advertise in The Pelican for coverage in nine North Broward cities. The Pelican 954-783-8700 We Mean Business! CONDOS FOR SALEPALM-AIRE #105 9th FLOOR. 2/2 Super Split King. 1500+ Sq Ft. New Air, Full W/D, Hurricane Windows, Lovely Piano. Nicely Furnished. Near Pool, Shopping Close-By. Offered At $129K. Low Maintenance & Taxes. 954-895-4596. Private Sale. 9-23 LIGHTHOUSE POINT 2/2 Condo 1st Floor. Great Complex. No Pets. $62,500. Call Barbara At Balistreri Realty 954-263-7129. 9-9CONDOS FOR RENTDEERFIELD BEACH Waterfront Furnished 2/2, Huge Balcony. Awesome View! Heated Pool, Cable, Covered Parking. No Pets Or Realtors. Good Credit Required. Annual $1100. Call 631-885-3342. 9-9 POMPANO A1A Nassau House. Direct Ocean SE Corner. Unobstructed View Of Atlantic. Oversized Living Room. Clubhouse, Pool. 2/2 Yearly $1200 Mo. 954-5880562. 9-9 POMPANO BEACH Oceanfront Condo 2/2 Pompano Beach Club 15th Floor Oceanfront. Views Of Ocean & Intracoastal, Restaurant, 2 Pools, Private Beach, Bar, Etc. Newly Updated. $2,500/Month. Pictures On Request. 570-2469240 Audrey. 9-16 DEERFIELD BEACH 2/2 Corner Unit. New A/C, Pool, No Pets Or Realtors. Good Credit Required. Annual $825/$850. Call 631-885-3342. 9-9APTS FOR RENTDEERFIELD/POMPANO BEACH 1 BR & 2 BR APTS FOR RENT. Remodeled, Paint, Tile, Etc. W & D On Site. Pool. Pet Friendly. Call George 954-809-5030. 9-23 POMPANO MCNAB RD & NE 18 AVENUE 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished/Unfurnished. $675 $875 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-6102327. 9-9 POMPANO BEACH BLOCK TO OCEAN 1/2 Month Free!!!! With Oct 1 Low Down Move In & Lease. Ef ciency And Studio Apts. Most With All Utilities Included. Electric, Cable, Internet & Water. From $675 To $775. This Is A Well Kept Small Building With Pool & Coin Laundry. Owner/Agent ----954-608-7368 (rent). 9-16 POMPANO A1A APARTMENTS & EFFICIENCIES Starting At $269. Includes Utilities, WIFI, Maid Service, W/D, BBQ, Pool Access. Pay Weekly Or Monthly. 954-943-3020 Ext O.9-30 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 -1/2 Block To Beach $775 Per Month. 239-898-4799 For More Information. 9-9 412 SUNSET DRIVE, POMPANO BEACH. Owner/Agent 954-608-7368 QUICK MOVE-IN 2 BLOCKS FROM BEACH AMENITIES: POOL, LAUNDRY. EFFICIENCY $745/MONTH. EXCELLENT CONDITION INCLUDES ALL AMENITIES. $500 SECURITY. 9-9 POMPANO SE WEEKLY DSL Internet. Studios, 1/1, 2/1, 2/2 Luxury Furnished. Cable, Electric Included. Pool-Spa, Laundry. Beach 1 Mile. $250 Week Up. 954-943-4992. 9-9 POMPANO BEACH Intracoastal Waterfront Lush Setting With: Pool/BBQ area/Laundry. 2 blks from beach. Studio, $775/mo., Large 1 BR/1 BTH, $1050 /Mo. 2 BR/2 BTH Separate House, Large Covered Patio, Private Pool, Electric Included, $1800/Mo. Quiet Secure Neighborhood. 954-5889317. 9-16 POMPANO 1/1 APT. & STUDIO Newly Renovated. Pool, Laundry. Federal Hwy No Of Sample Road. $700/$625 Per Month. Anthony 954-8575207. 9-16 POMPANO BEACH 1 Or 2 Bedroom E OF FEDERAL Tiled, 10 Overhang. Walk To Everything. Park At Your Door. From $675 Month. 954254-6325. 9-23 POMPANO GARDENS $795 1/1 $200 Deposit. Nice Area Minutes To Beach Pet OK. Please Call 954-515-2554. 9-30 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 NW $650 SW 1/1 $725 2/1 $925 2/1 NE $950 TH 2/1.5 $1095 All FREE Water. Rent + $70 Mov-U-In. 954-7816299. 9-9 POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $495. Easy Movein. 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT. Remodeled. Great Location. 954-783-1088 For More Info. 10-7 STUDIOS EFFICIENCIESDEERFIELD BEACH A1A Live at the beach off season. Ef ciencies available for $275 Weekly, pay as you go, no deposit or security, cable, pool, laundry, wireless. Ocean Villa 954-427-4608. 9-9OUTDOOR STORAGEDEERFIELD BEACH OUTDOOR STORAGE For Boats, RVs, Commercial Vehicles & More. Call Chris At 954-520-1777. 8-19COMMERCIAL FOR RENT-SALEPOMPANO COMMERCIAL OFFICE Spaces Available. Ranging From As Low As $500 To $700 Depending On Square Footage. Please Call Darci At 954783-3723. 9-9 SPECIAL SALE 264 SQ FT Secure Warehouse Space In Pompano Beach. Call 954-5430146. 9-16MEDICAL EQUIPMENTPORTABLE OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR Eclipse/ SeQual, 3 Batteries And AC Cords, Continuous Or Pulse, Used One Year. $1400. Pompano 954-943-3806. 9-16MUSICAL ITEMSBABY GRAND PIANO $1,200 FIRM. CALL 954-783-8700. ORGAN for SALE Excellent condition. $400. Call 9542950194.HELP WANTEDBAIT & TACKLE CLERK Part Time 1 Or 2 Days Per Week. Retired OK! Pompano Beach. 954946-1307. 9-9 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT For Property Management Firm. Data Entry, Client Contact, Assist Executive. FT/PT. 954-7727012. 9-16 KENNEL ATTENDANT Full-Time Live-in For Outdoor Kennel. Hard Work, Strong, Honest. Must Love Dogs. References. DFWP. 954680-6456. 9-9SEEKING EMPLOYMENTHOME HEALTH AID 20 Years Experience. T.L.C. References Available. Have Own Car. Dr. Appointments. Light House Cleaning. Available 24/7. 954-826-5053. 9-16 LPN AT CNA PRICES! Will Give Tender Care To Your Loved Ones. Live Out. Broward Area Only! Dependable & Honest. References Available. Your Car Or Mine For Shopping & Appointments. 954-8957850. 9-9 HANDY WOMAN Interior Painting Garage/Office Organizing, Furniture Rearranging, Ceiling Fans, Yard Work. Hourly Rate. Claudia 954-913-3236. 9-9SERVICES RETIRED PLUMBING CONTRACTOR Looking For Work. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. CFC 027532. Low Rates. 954-496-6420. 9-9 DANNY BOY ELECTRIC Lic & Insured. Lic. #EC13004811. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. 24/Hr Service. 954-290-1443. Beat Any Written Estimate. Sr, Discount. 9-23 EMERALD IRISH CLEANING Est. 20 Yrs. English Speaking. Cleaning Supplies. Hand Scrubbed Floors. SPECIAL!! 3 Hrs $50 4 Hrs $65. Service Guaranteed. www.emeraldirishcleaning. com. 954-524-3161. You Will Do An Irish Jig. 9-16 HOME/OFFICE REPAIRS By State Certified G.C. Reasonable. CGC025802. More Information Call 954815-1007. CALL BRENDAN THE HANDYMAN!!! Construction & Repairs.. Carpentry, Plumbing, Roo ng, Masonry, Windows, Painting, Decking, Tile. Free Estimates. 954-7736134. Emergency Calls. 9-9 GOT JUNK? DUMP TRUCK CLEANUPS Trees/ Landscape, Yard Fill. Paint/ Pressure Wash/ Roofs/Home Repairs Welding, Etc. Dave 954-818-9538. 9-23 PERSONALSPROFESSIONAL LOVING LADY 56 Looking For Long Term Relationship With An Unmarried Gentleman. Rose 754-281-9017. 9-9BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESNew GREEN technology. New defroster control saves energy in home refrigerators, commercial chillers. Patented. All optical. Simple mfg. Strategic partners needed..www.NewAvionics.Com. 954-568-1991. PATIENT TRANSPORT CAR SERVICE For Ambulatory Patients, Lucrative Well Established Business & Client List. 4 Accounts in Deer eld Beach Area, YearRound Doctors Pay For Transportation. $30K. 954725-0076. 9-9MUSICIANS WANTEDThe American Legion Symphonic Band is now accepting new members for the 2011-2012 season. College age to seasoned seniors are welcome. Rehearsals are held on Wed. evenings at American Legion Post 142 in Pompano. Percussionists, euphonium and clarinet players are especially needed. If you enjoy making music, call Jim McGonigal, Music Director at 954-647-0700 for more info.HOMES FOR SALELEISUREVILLE REDUCED $109,550. ATTACHE MODEL. 2/2, Garage, Front Porch. Very Private. 2 Active Clubs & Heated Pools. FREE Golf. New Water & Sewer System. 55+. Realty 3000. 561-8663839. 9-9HOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH Cottage Style House 2/1, Pool. Large Fenced Yard. $1075 Month. Call Darci 954-783-3723. 510 NE 35 Street. 9-9 CHARMING POMPANO 2/1 Large Fenced In Back Yard With Shed $1075 1 NE 34 Street. Call Darci 954-783-3723. 9-16 FORECLOSURESNOW IS THE TIME To Buy Foreclosures At The Best Possible Price. Yvette Gaussen Broker. 954-614-7773 yvettegaussen@earthlink.net 9-16CO-OP SALESPOMPANO BEACH 1/1 On Water, Dockage Available At Your Door. $59,500. Coldwell Banker Barbara 954-6291324. 9-30

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The Pelican 19 Friday, September 9, 2011 CLIMBING TO THE TOP... Broward College North Campus Student Government President, Alexio Gomes accepted the challenge and climbed to the top of the U.S. Army rock climbing wall, brought on campus as one of the activities used in conjunction with the remembrance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The campus Student Affairs of ce coordinated the event that included a showing of 9/11 lms and videos, balloon messages, a brief program and other activities provided by the U.S. Army. Rocky Mountain thanks . is free on Saturday morning class. Bring a mat and water.LecturesOct. 12 Beverly Feren Intellectual Smorgasboard Myrna Golberger Scandalicious! Discussions of scandals in politics, society, business and personal lives. First of a series of 12. Tickets $10. Tamarac Theater of The Performing Arts, 7143 Pine Island Road, Tamarac Square West Shopping Center. Call 954-724-1110 Sightingscontinued from page 17 See SIGHTINGS on page 21TheaterOct. 15 to Nov. 6 Bye Bye Birdie at the Tamarac Theater of the Performing Arts, 7143 Pine Island Road, Tamarac Square West Shopping Center. Tickets sold at box of ce. Call 954-726-7898.VolunteerHospice Volunteers needed VITAS innovative Hospice Care of Broward needs volunteers who can make friendly visits to terminally ill patients and their families, provide relief for caregivers, visit veterans and more. Two-day orientation require. Call 954-777-5396. Pompano Has Heart, a volunteer group that assists people impacted by disasters meets monthly. Volunteers are needed to man tables at the City of Pompano Beach Health Fair on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 954-942-8108.

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20 The Pelican Friday, September 9, 2011 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: years budget. But not all property owners will see an increase in actual dollars, says Brian Donovan, city budget director. The amount a person pays could be more than last year if they are long-time homeowners, he says. But recent homeowners and commercial property owners will probably see a decrease in their taxes. Revenues for a portion of the city budget are raised from property taxes, and with property values continuing to drop, the budget will be supplemented this year from the citys millage stabilization fund with $2.3 million. Property values dropped this year by 5.17 percent, equal to $481 million in lost taxable revenue. Last year the loss was close to 16 percent. Last month Donovan explained that despite certain increases in the budget, including $600,000 in retirement funds, $208,000 in fuel costs and $403,754 in rentals, there were other decreases that offset some of those additional costs. Broward Sheriffs Of ce, or BSO, fees came $174,870 less, and risk management costs were reduced by $1.5 million. Donovan explained that the risk management reduction came as a result on ongoing safety measures the city has been implementing for months. The city budget is divided into several parts, the general fund and other funds from which revenues come from sources other than property taxes The general fund covers city personnel, police and re services, public works, parks and recreation, general administration and community improvements. If the general fund, $110,606,402 is adopted by the city commission, the millage rate will be 5.2027.Tax RateContinued from page 1At that rate home in Pompano Beach assessed at $165, 953 would generate $771.15 in tax revenue. Budgets could be tighter next year Things could be tougher next year if voters approve additional property tax reforms that will be on the November ballot next year. New exemptions include a 50 percent reduction in assessed value for First Time Homebuyers that will be phased out in ve years. Non-homesteaded properties will be capped at 5 percent. The current cap is 10 percent. But its no surprise. Says Donovan, Every year we have seen decreases in revenues and increases in expenses. We expect the same next year and the following year. On Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m., the city will host its rst public meeting on the budget. Those who wish to ask questions are encouraged to attend this meeting at the city commission chambers, 100 West Atlantic Blvd. This is the rst of two public hearings for the city budget. The second meeting will be held Sept. 26.Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700 Shhh! The babies are already nesting. Watch your step on the beach. Its turtle season in South Florida

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The Pelican 21 Friday, September 9, 2011 The Pelican, We Mean Business 954-783-8700 Weekly Fishing ReportCapt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001.. By JR BoylePELICAN WRITERWith the opening of snook season, we have had plenty of customers trying their luck on the local bridges and inlets. Reports of snook ranging in size from 10 to 25lbs have come in daily. There have been tons of mullet in the Intracoastal lately which has gotten all of the snook fired up. Many of the snook specialists have been concentrating their efforts around the changing of the tides. The end of the outgoing tide seems to be the time for the guys fishing the bridges and for the guys fishing the inlets. The beginning of the outgoing tide seems to be the ticket. The guys are mostly fishing live mullet and some are fishing live shrimp. Look at your tide chart and give it a go The sword fishing has been really consistent over the last week. Boats have reported some really large fish hooked this week. When I say big, I mean between 500 and 700lbs. The fish got the best of most of the anglers this week, but sooner or later someone is going to break that 1,000-lb mark. Squid and mullet have been the bait of choice over the last week. This time of the year we start to notice that a fish species rigged with a single hook really works well. We put a skirt on all of our baits and the glow in the dark skirt has worked great over the last week. We are running a special at the shop on rigged swordfish baits as a back to school special. Come by and check them out. Good Luck and Get TightSnook or Sword sh you pickThe Coral Springs Center for the Arts is accepting applications for volunteer ushers. Any interested volunteers can E Mail Susan Foresta at ctskf@coralsprings.org, call 954344 5999 or stop by for an application. The Center for the Arts is home to Broadway shows, concerts, comedy shows, childrens entertainment, and the Sy Sugar POPS Orchestra. For Tickets and Information: Call the Coral Springs Center for the Arts Box Of ce at (954) 344-5990. Visit our web site at www.coralspringscenterforthearts.comSightingscontinued from page 19

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22 The Pelican Friday, September 9, 2011 Reader Reina Khoury shot this photo with her iphone at the beach in Deer eld Beach after a late afternoon summer storm. The colors are natural. No photoshop or computer magic needed to bring one of natures magni cent moments to The Pelican. The International Fishing Pier is at left. to look for octopi in beer cans. They learn this from other otters. Its not genetic. McKenzie adds that the Blue Whales have the loudest voices in the world. They communicate over hundreds of miles. These curious behaviors have led both poets to jump in with poetic theories that the scientists cant. They dont have the tools to go there, McKenzie adds. But poets can. Both men have travelled a natural path in their curiosity and af nity towards animals. McKenzie works at Fern Forrest as a park aid where he encounters numerous species of native animals. The reading, What Would That Be Like? Poems of Animal Consciousness. The event is presented by The Florida Center for the Book. Here are two samples:Prelude to the Afternoon of a CatbirdIn air, tree there. Nice tree, now perch. Look. Look. Wing uff. Look. Look. Look there, Bug! Big bug! Hhuff! Bug, mmmm. Preening. Look. Look. Preening. Two calls. Preening. Nap -Reep.EcholocationDoes the echo make an image in the mind Extending vision past the range of eyes? Is the distance formed of greys or night-green? Or does the echo make a sound to know, That sounds like where and what is there, Like we hear theres a cardinal in that tree? If one hears the echo of anothers voice, Does that sound come with its own point of view? Do they share their vision and location? Are all of them where each of them can hear? -McKenzie Dr. Reep is a professor of veterinary neuroscience at the University of Florida. He is the author of The Florida Manatee. McKenzies poems have been published in the Wisconsin Review, Minatonka Review and other literary journals. Call 954-357-7386.PoetsContinued from page 1 Dr. Roger Reep and Rick McKenzie prepare to launch a model rocket. Meet them as poets Sept. 14 at the Broward Main Library.Call The Pelican 954-783-8700

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The Pelican 23 Friday, September 9, 2011 By Ric GreenPELICAN WRITERWhen the weathers right, convertibles are fun to drive. Cruising A1A with the stereo on and the wind in my hair, I am happy I call South Florida home. Make that car a two-seat 2011 Nissan 370Z Roadster with a 3.7Liter V6, 332 horsepower engine plus a six-speed manual transmission, o and I may never go home. The 2011 Nissan 370Z 370Z Nissan RoadsterRoadster convertible entered the market a year later than its hardtop sister. Compared to the coupe version, the roadster has exclusive high back seats, added structural body reinforcements, and, of course, a convertible top. Nissan engineers were charged with designing the 370Z Roadster from the ground up as a convertible, promising no dynamic compromises in its on road behavior. As a result, it offers the same dramatic performance, road holding and rear-wheel drive handling as the highly acclaimed 370Z Coupe, but with the added bonus of fresh air fun. Notable changes from it predecessor the 350Z convertible model, is the addition of a Rearview Monitor to the optional Navigation Package. The Roadster model is offered in two versions: 370Z Roadster priced at $37,520 and 370Z Touring Roadster priced at $41,070. Every 370Z Roadster is comprehensively equipped as standard with a new design of the18-inch alloy wheels, engine stop/start button, electrically adjustable seats, Bluetooth connectivity, remote phone and audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, wind de ector and xenon lights. The Touring Pack adds leather seats with soft net fabric inserts, a bespoke eightspeaker six CD BOSE audio systems and cruise control. Also standard in the package is the luxury of air-conditioned seats. Chilled air can be circulated through the seats netting material to keep the occupants cool even if the sun is beating down. One of the shortcomings of any convertibles can be the roof. Many of todays topless rides have a push button system that lowers the top and stows it. The 370Z Roadster has such a system that handles the up and down function of the watertight soft-top. A hard stow-able roof would be nice and would mean a quieter interior when in place, but the added weight of that type of roof would be counter productive to performance. The 370Z Nissan Coupe offers dynamic performance, comfort, advanced technology and plenty of equipment. The 370Z Roadster is all that, plus is adds the thrill of open top motoring with absolutely no compromise to any of the Coupes attributes2011 Nissan 370Z Roadster offers dramatic performance and fun

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