Friday, October 7, 2011 Vol. XIX, Issue 40 Call 954-783-8700 to Advertise Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Night & Day, You [Sea Turtles] are the Ones! By Aleese KopfPELICAN WRITER Wilton Manors Aliens, avatars, passed-out Lindsey Lohans and folks dressed as giraffes walking on all fours, Terry DeCarlo has seen just about everything. So this years Halloween celebration at Hagen Park Oct. 30 will have DeCarlo and his partner Bill Huelsman, admitted Halloween fanatics, looking for more. Manors Masquerade includes two separate events: HOWL-o-WEEN and Outrageous Fantasy. HOWL-o-WEEN is a costume contest for pets held in the afternoon. Outrageous Fantasy is a party in the evening. Highlights of the main event include a nationally recognized DJ as well as a six-category outrageous costume contest judged by Jay Carroll, the rst winner of Project Runway. Anticipation is high around town, and fun will be mixed with politics. Duvier Poviones plans to be a Florida bride. Im dressing up as a bride to show my appreciation and my desire for Florida to acknowledge and pass a law for gay marriage, Poviones said. Thats whats making me work harder on my costume this year. With lots of glitter and bright material, Halloween celebrations in Wilton Manors promise outrageous fun Ocean walks in Deer eld Beach have always been a favorite for tourists and residents, and now after the nal construction of turtle-friendly lights, nesting sea turtles will be safer. Arti cial light has always drawn hatchlings to the streets where they can be crushed under vehicles. These new LED lights will not distract the hatchlings when they crawl from their sandy nests. See story on page 3. [Photo courtesy of City of Deer eld Beach]By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLBTS Commissioners have appointed Deer eld Beach City Attorney Andy Maurodis to negotiate the towns contract for its solid waste collection. The decision came after Town Attorney Susan Trevarthen said her rm, Weiss Serota, is presently representing Choice Environmental in an issue with Con ict causes town commissioners to hire outside counsel for waste contract negotiationsthe City of Miami. Choice Environmental has been Lauderdale-By-The-Sea provider for solid waste disposal since July 2009. Its contract with the city expires in June of 2012. Our goal is to avoid controversy, Trevarthen said, noting a potential con ict of interest. Maurodis who has been Deer elds attorney for more than 20 years also provides legal services to the City of Coconut Creek. His hourly rate is $215. Trevarthen said she wouldnt object to Maurodis fees coming out her budget. Vice Mayor Stuart Dodd said he was very disappointed at this development. I feel were being ditched by Weiss Serota, he said. Commissioner Birute Ann Clottey See CONFLICT on page 12 See HALLOWEEN on page 13By Anne Siren and Judy VikPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors -When of cials here got their proposal from Fort Lauderdale for water and sewage fees, they were ready to get lawyers. This city buys its water from Fort Lauderdale and pays for its disposal, City of cials vexed by Fort Lauderdales move to add new interest charge to its water bills a cost that has risen above the cost of the water itself. And some of cials think this last hike in disposal costs pushed the limit. Residents here saw a 22.3 percent increase in sewer charges this year. And that increase is mainly due to a new charge of three percent, what Fort Lauderdale calls a return on investment. And thats money that has nothing to do with sewer rates, according to Bob Mays, Wilton Manors assistant nance director. We are taking the hit to keep Fort Lauderdales property taxes lower, Mays said. See WATER on page 2
2 The PelicanFriday, October 7, 2011 This is the rst year Fort Lauderdale has added the return on investment to its sewer rates to reduce its property taxes. After that charge is passed on to water customers in Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, Oakland Park and some residents in Davie, Lauderdale by the Sea and Tamarac, the total gain on the investment will be $2.7 million added to Fort Lauderdales general fund. The total dollar cost to Wilton Manors customers for the 22.31 percent increase will be about $150,000 city-wide. For a residential customer this will amount to an additional $6.58 or so on the sewer portion of their monthly utility bill. Wilton Manors City Manager Joseph Gallegos, who gave up his own raise this year to keep budget numbers as low as possible, doesnt enjoy seeing Wilton Manors residents partially funding Fort Lauderdales budget. We know that what they are doing is permissible under law, and we understand the normal cost of water and the costs involved in sewage disposal. We are willing to pay what it takes for treatment and even a little more for expected repairs and rebuilding. But as to the return on investment, Gallegos says the matter is under study.Minnet says water czars hold cardsWilton Manors administrators arent the only concerned parties. At a recent meeting of the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, or LBTS, town commission, resident George Hunsaker said, Im concerned about the fact that were at the mercy of Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach for water and sewer. At his condo, he said, We now spend more for water and sewer than for insurance. He lives in the south end of LBTS, which gets its water from Fort Lauderdale. Hunsaker said the town needs to look for ways to establish protection for communities like ours from other communities. If three percent is a legitimate pro t for Fort Lauderdale this year, will next year be ve percent or seven percent the year after? he asked. It will take a lot of good thought and action at the state level to protect from us overbearing providers of sewer and water, Hunsaker said. Asked to respond to his comments, town attorney Susan Trevarthen, said while under the towns agreement with Fort Lauderdale there are means to mediate or arbitrate in case of a dispute, Theres nothing in there to protect you from a rate increase. Trevarthen said one city in Miami Dade County, Miami Gardens, is lobbying the state legislature to see if statutes can be changed regarding those who are customers of other cities. She said LBTS could do similar lobbying of the legislature. Its a steep hill to climb, Trevarthen said. The rate setting entity has broad discretion, and we have little recourse. Town Manager Connie Hoffmann said residents could attend the public hearing in Fort Lauderdale where the new rates are discussed since they havent yet been set. Mayor Roseann Minnet said they should also reach out to other cities affected, such as Wilton Manors and Oakland Park, to see what they can do together. Fort Lauderdale is proposing a two percent dividend on water for LBTS, Hoffmann said. In Oakland Park theyre proposing a 21 percent increase in sewage fees. (The proposed rate increase will cost Oakland Park water users $462,000 with the wastewater rate increasing from $3.60 to $4.41 per thousand gallons.) Minnet said she would like to see the LBTS commission pursue this further. Its a major concern of 50 percent of our population. There are water czars out there. Theyre controlling how much water and how much were paying for it. It will be like gold. Commissioners agreed to consider a resolution opposing the imposition of a dividend on the water rate by Fort Lauderdale.WaterContinued from page1
The Pelican 3 Friday, October 7, 2011 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach Despite the theft of copper wiring, the city has completed a $450,000 turtle-friendly lighting project that casts a warm glow along most of the citys beachfront. The project was complete when thieves removed all the wiring, said Chad Grescek, assistant director of environ-Deer eld Beach completes beach lighting project for sea turtle safetymental services. This week, the lights remained on during daylight hours so the contractor could make a nal inspection. Once the lighting is of cially turned over to the city, tamper-proof measures will be taken, Grescek said. The theft of copper wiring is becoming rampant, he noted, but here police will be keeping a watch along the beach. Maximum penalty for the theft is 60 days in jail and a $500 ne. The energy ef cient, amber-colored, light-emitting diode (LED) bollards were nanced using funds from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Inc. The LED lights do not illuminate the beaches. Light sources too bright and too close to the beach can cause sea turtle disorientation, directing them away from the ocean, said marine biologist Dr. Robbin Trindell. Having new turtle -friendly lights along the public beachfront is a wonderful accomplishment for this city. The new lighting will also reduce energy use and cost, said Grescek. He estimated a 1,000 percent reduction in energy usage. In the near future, the city will install the LED bollards at the entrance to the shing pier and parking lot and at the main beach parking lot. The city also recently completed drainage and landscaping improvements to the beach from SE 9 Street to the city limits.Parking signs in new Cove Center will be reinstalledDeer eld Beach Reluctant to put holes into the new brick pavers at The Cove Shopping Center, commissioners nevertheless voted to reinstall signs warning motorists of the two-hour parking limit there. The signs were removed for a major upgrade to the parking lot, sidewalks and drainage in the center. With See SIGNS on page 12
4 The PelicanFriday, October 7, 2011 The Pelican We mean Business! 954-783-8700 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park It appears hydroponic farming and fish farms will be allowed in this citys new downtown. Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to allow aquaculture as a conditional use in the area that includes Oakland Park Station, Jaco Pastorious Park, community buildings, condos and warehouses. Property owners Oakland Park Industrial, LLC, and Algae to Omega Holdings, Inc. proposed the amendment. Aquaculture, in the form of raising fish and plant species, is one of many forms of urban agriculture. The proposed land use is non-residential agriculture, a permitted activity in the area, Justin Proffitt, senior planner, said. The conditional use permit allows for up to 150,000 square feet of aquaculture. Staff recommended approval. The citys Planning and Zoning Board approved the text amendment by a 3-0 vote at its Sept. 15 meeting. Staff has met with the applicant and added language prohibiting fish processing on-site and the requirement that an aquaculture business employ a full-time marine biologist or similar professional. All activity must be indoors, and a solid waste cart must be 50 feet from the residential district. Michele Melgren of the Melgren Planning Group in Davie urged commissioners to approve the amendment. This is a win-win for the city, she said. We need to look for partners to encourage redevelopment. Im very excited to see this type of green enterprise come to the community, Commissioner Jed Shank said. This type of urban farming is vital to redevelopment. He suggested they add a requirement that applicants agree to follow best management practices of the Florida Department of Aquaculture. He saw no need for an on-site biologist, asking if that is a general practice. Vice Mayor Anne Sallee asked for more research with the state department on requiring the biologist before the second reading of the amendment.Oakland Park makes bold move to bring aquaculture to its new downtown Generator responsible for monoxide poisoningBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach Deer eld Beach re ghters had barely enough time to change the patches on their uniforms Saturday when the call came in that four people on the Hillsboro Mile were suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Uniformed employees of Deer elds Fire/Rescue Department were sworn in as Broward County Sheriff Of ce employees Friday evening. Saturday, Oct. 1 was their rst day on the new job. At 12:33 p.m. they answered a call from 1007 Hillsboro Mile and found residents of the home exhibiting the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning. They were transported to North Broward Medical Center and are expected to recover. Investigators say the fumes came from a generator located in the same room as an air conditioning unit. The A/C apparently sucked in the fumes and spread them through the air See Generator on page 23
The Pelican 5 Friday, October 7, 2011 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach City Manager Burgess Hanson took steps Tuesday to quell rumors that the city will be asked to pay back a large amount in FEMA funding obtained after Hurricane Wilma. Hanson said all the work performed in the city after the storm was in fact approved by FEMA inspectors before it Manager disputes FEMA payback rumors, citys reimbursements thoroughly vetted, he sayswas done. FEMAs own audit done in 2008 resulted in Deerfield Beach being reimbursed $13.9 million for hurricane cleanup and repairs, Hanson said. Its outrageous what is being said out there, he added. Hanson was referring to rumors that the city will have to return $2.9 million in FEMA payments. Hanson asked Sophie Henderson, the citys finance division chief, to explain what is going on. Henderson said she is still in conversation with FEMA but that It actually looks great for the city. We will meet in a week or so for a final (figure). At this point, she added, the city is not liable for any repayment. Henderson, told the commission that The Department of Homeland Security has made it mandatory for every city awarded $10 million in or more in FEMA funds be subject to this audit. Henderson said the process after a disaster is for cities to apply for federal assistance and then FEMA must approve of each project before it can be undertaken. After the work is done, the city submits its bills and all records and if approved at four or five different levels, and after a final FEMA inspection, the city is reimbursed. Henderson said it was three years before final numbers were given FEMA and another year for the agency to audit them. In all, she recalled, she provided them 40 boxes of documents. Commissioner Ben Preston said, When these things come up the public has a right to know. Hanson replied, Until it is finalized, we are not going to make this public. Weve been going back and forth (with FEMA.) When we See FEMA on page 9
6 The PelicanFriday, October 7, 2011 Opinion 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; $95.40/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 and Adriana Bonilla Bookkeeper: John White Classi eds: Fran Shelby Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik, Aleese Kopf Copy editors: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Account Executives: Paul Shroads, Carolyn Mann, Bill Heaton, Special Of ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 Volume XVIIII, Issue 40 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Dont lose your vote in 2012 even though voting opportunities have been reducedBy Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFOur governor has reduced the voting days, times and in many cases places in order to supposedly save money. Dont lose your vote, or let your kids at college lose theirs. If there is any chance that you will be out of town or if the kids are out of the areaor if you know a number of people who cant make it to the polls during designated time slots, there is still a way to vote. Vote by absentee ballot and be sure your vote gets counted during the important upcoming elections. Even if you think you are registered to vote absentee, unless you reregister, you will not get a ballot in the mail. All it takes is a phone call. Call 954-357-7055 and ask for an absentee ballot card to reregister. Fill out and mail back the card as soon as you can and then you will received an absentee ballot when the time comes. Its a great way to vote because you sit in your own home, with time to really read and decide on where you stand and cast your vote leisurely instead of waiting in long lines and feeling hurried when you nally arrive inside the curtained booth. Voting by mail is a great way to go. Some states, like Oregon, use only mail ballots to vote and the number of people actually voting is far greater than in areas using traditional methods. Act now to be sure you have something to say about whats happening in Florida and in the U.S.A Dont forget that all around the world men and women are ghting and dying right now for the right to vote. Dont lose your vote! Broward County Commissioners will ask Florida Legislators to exempt Broward County from House Bill 45, the recently enacted state law that allows anyone with a concealed weapons permit to take a handgun into a public building or park. The law also includes nes of up to $5,000 for each appointed or elected of cial who violates the law, holding them personally liable. I propose that we have the chair of the Broward County State Legislative Delegation le a local bill that will exempt Broward County from HB 45, said Commissioner Stacy Ritter. Many counties dont have sexual assault treatment or addiction recovery centers, so they dont have to deal with these problems. If I were the victim of a sexual assault, going through a recovery program, or if I were beaten up and sexually assaulted I would not want that person coming into that facility with a gun. If he/she did come in with a gun I would want staff to be able to say, No you cant come in, and that cant happen right now. The request passed with Commissioner Chip LaMarca casting the only no vote. HB 45 does prohibit bringing rearms to meetings of the legislature, city or county commission, school board or any other governing body. Bringing rearms to places licensed to serve alcohol, college or university facilities, court rooms, career centers, polling places and elementary and secondary schools is also already prohibited. The local bill is expected to be led during the 2012 Legislative Session which begins in January.Broward to ask for exemption from gun bill that allows gun-toters into public buildings and parksThe Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, program educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as re safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following a disaster by assisting rst responders immediately following a disaster or helping with recovery efforts. CERT members are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. The CERT is one of the programs of the Citizen Corps and is administered by Pompano Beach Fire Rescue. The next class begins Oct. 25 at the Pompano Beach Fire Department Training Center. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. for four consecutive weeks with graduation on Thursday, Nov.17. To register, log on to http://www.mypompanobeach.org/ re/cert.html or call 954-786-4510. Classes are free.Free CERT classes begin in Pompano Beach Oct. 25
The Pelican 7 Friday, October 7, 2011 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-783-8700. Briefs Advertise with The Pelican 954.783.8700 By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFBarbara Gordon, SHINE volunteer, offers free Medicare Health Insurance information to Pompano Beach seniors every Wednesday from 12:30 to 4:30 at City Hall in the first floor conference room. She cautions, Dont lose this chance to change your Medicare Insurance coverage for supplements, Advantage Plans and Prescription Part D Drug Plans. This annual opportunity is starting earlier and cutting off earlier. I always stress the importance of the plan fitting the persons needs, affordably. Be alert seniors once a year period to change Medicare Insurance plans is now 10/15 to 12/7 This is a one-on-one decision which you get to make at a specified time each year. SHINE is a service of Medicare and The Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Trained volunteers, who have no connection to any insurance company and are not selling anything, are willing to help seniors make informed decisions on what will work best for them. Im here because Mayor Lamar Fisher recognized the need to have a SHINE volunteer availableeven for a short period--to counsel residents on their choices. City Manager Dennis Beach is now our gracious host. It is best to call me for an appointment and its important to know that even if my half day here is not convenient, seniors can call other SHINE volunteers who do free phone counseling. The numbers to call appears at the end of this article. Gordon cautions all Medicare beneficiaries. At the time of enrolling, be sure to sign up for Part B which covers out-patient services. The premium for Part B is automatically deducted from your Social Security check. If you do not sign up, be aware that when you decide to sign up later, you face the prospect of a permanent penalty charge, the right for the insurer to refuse to insure you and the possibility of being rated. All of these prospects are a disadvantage to insured Medicare beneficiariesHow to know the best insurance plan First some general information from Gordon. Medicare/Medigap supplemental plans are the Cadillac and most expensive of choices because one can choose any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare. A highly rated Medical Advantage Plan can offer good medical service plus Barbara Gordon, SHINE volunteer, gives free information to senior citizens enabling them to make informed choices in health insurance. Shown here with a client in the rst oor conference room at City Hall where Gordon sees residents, by appointment, every Wednesday from 12:30 to 4:30.SEE INSURANCE ON PAGE Chickin trophies feature of Piranhas ocean swimPompano Beach Swimmers at all levels are welcome to compete in the Pompano Piranhas Chickl-A Ocean Series Saturday, October 29, beginning at 7 a.m. just south of the shing pier. Sponsored by the citys youth swim team and restaurateur Seth Poor, the series includes a one-mile ocean swim for adults, a 500 meter kids race, -mile standing and prone paddleboard races. Pre-registration fees of $25, $15 and $25 respectively are in effect until October 15 and can be paid online at www.pompanobeachpiranhas. com. Poor will present trophies for rst, second and third place nishes in all events and provide a free Chickl-A breakfast.
8 The PelicanFriday, October 7, 2011 November 5 Kate Yoga Open House Try yoga during one of the three complimentary classes for all levels from never tried it to advanced. All levels can be in the same class. Free classes from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free boot camp 11 to 12 noon Aroma therapy workshop $50 fee Call 954-545-5582 for information. The Pelican 954-783-8700 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. Call The Pelican to nd out how you can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFA visitor stepping inside this pristine and spacious new yoga studio almost feels the tensions of the day slip away and thats before enjoying the benefit of the actual yoga experience. Kate Yoga studio opened just six months ago at 4761 N. Ocean Drive in Sea Ranch Center in Lauderdale-By-TheSea. Owners, Kate and Dan Stiffler say that business is great. Shes the Kate Yoga in Sea Ranch Centre is an inviting studio with certi ed Yoga instructorsteacher and he says, I just help out. Kate is certified in Barkan method levels 1, 2, and 3 as well as the Baron Baptiste methodology. Yoga is dictionary defined as a Hindu spiritual and aesthetic discipline, a part of which including breath control, simple meditation and the adoption of specific body postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Kate defines it as a union of the whole body and adds, I try to find balance for all aspects of the mind, Kate and Dan Stif er, owners of Kate Yoga are shown here their ve children, Jack, Patrick, Maddy, Sophia, and Emma. body and soul. Men, women and children of all ages can enjoy yoga. There are prenatal yoga instructors for those waiting to be born and there are classes for people in their 80s, says Kate. We do chair yoga for seniors and now that school is back in session, we will be See Kate Yoga on page 24starting yoga classes for children. She goes on to say, Our society is so competitive, yoga practitioners really look forward to 90 minutes of disconnecting from the pressures of their outside lives and focusing inward to their true selves. For best results, I advise clients to do yoga four to five days a week for mental clarity, stress reduction, muscle tone, flexibility and balance. She practices yoga herself three times a week and more when her Girl survives pit bull attack after dog is put downBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach A pit bull was destroyed Monday after it attacked its 14-year-old owner, Tayla Johnson. A neighbor shot the animal when it would not release the victim but not until other neighbors tried to dislodge the dog with baseball bats. Several shots to the dogs body also failed to get the animal off of Tayla. A point blank shot to the dogs head red by LeJayron Negrin nally freed the girl. Tayla told BSO deputies that her dog, MJ, began acting strangely and then attacked her face. Her brother Kevin Johnson and a cousin, Kurtis Santiago, discovered her plight when they came home from the store and became alarmed when she didnt come to the door. Looking through a window they saw the situation. Santiago ran and got help from neighbors Sammie Huggins and Negrin who came with his 9mm P95 Ruger. Tayla was transported to North Broward Medical Center and later moved to Broward General Medical Center where she is undergoing surgery. Five shell casing were recovered from the bedroom where the dog was killed. The attack occurred at 1221 SW 10 Street. Several weeks ago, deputies here killed two pit bulls as they attacked a woman outside her home.
The Pelican 9 Friday, October 7, 2011 make a decision, of course it will be public. Preston said, Youve gone a long way in answering questions. Everyone doesnt have the information you have. When their questions are not answered, they use their imagination. Commissioner Bill Ganz said, No mistakes were made by staffIt is more accurate to say they are looking into what FEMA approved. This is more about FEMA than the citys actions. Following managements presentation, resident David Cody arose to say he understood that there were eligible charges made by the city for a generator and beach repairs. FEMA Continued from page 5By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach Jim Lambert, 44, was appointed to ll a commission vacancy Tuesday, but his term will be even shorter than expected. Commissioners named Lambert to the seat vacated by Vice Mayor Celinda Sawtelle which expires in March, but rst voted to move their mu-Town moves its election, lls commission vacancynicipal election from March to the presidential primary January 31. Qualifying for that election will begin November 8 and this week Lambert said he will consider becoming a candidate. As an appointee he will serve for only three meetings. The move to the presidential primary saves the town $4,000 according to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections. Lambert, of 981 Hillsboro Mile, has lived most of his last 20 years in the town. He is the owner of a Mexican restaurant in Plantation which at one time had three other locations, and is president of PPM Brokers Services, a nancial rm. He is married with three young children. He has been a member of the Hillsboro Inlet Improvement District Advisory District for the last three years and is an avid sherman. I love living in Hillsboro Beach and want it to stay the way it is, Lambert said of his interest in serving on the commission.Board wants more savings in re/rescue contractHillsboro Beach A proposed $116,000 savings in the towns re/rescue contract with Deer eld Beach is not See Contract on page 11
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The Pelican 11 Friday, October 7, 2011 Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700 mollifying commissioners here who want the contract numbers better de ned. Deer eld Beach Finance Director Hugh Dunkley has calculated the contract for 2011-12 at $710,596, broken down into a base fee of $330,696 and a rescue fee of $379,900, the latter based on the $135 annual fee charged to residences, in this town of 2,542 units. It is the same fee residents of Deer eld Beach pay per living unit. Commissioners here want the base fee broken down into speci cs and Tuesday Deereld Beach Fire Chief Chad Brocato promised a speedy response. There is still work to do (on it), Brocato told the commission. We have been with you over 30 years, Mayor Dan Dodge told Brocato. I appreciate the rst reduction, but honestly I am looking for more. BSO Fire Chief Neal De Jesus said Deer elds merger of its re/rescue services with BSO Saturday, October 1, is already providing Hillsboro additional bene ts. A second re engine and two more men have been assigned to the beach re station. ContractContinued from page 9 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park City commissioners in Oakland Park adopted a FY 12 millage rate of 6.0138 on Wednesday. The rate is higher than the current 5.72 mills but lower than the tentative rate of 6.3370. The vote was 3-2, Mayor Suzanne Boisvenue and Commissioner Jed Shank dissenting. Commissioners also approved the citys annual Budget adoption may save homeowners a few dollars budget of $87.1 million for the new scal year. The new millage rate is expected to bring in an additional $12.331 million in revenues. Combined with the nal assessment for re, solid waste and stormwater, the annual city charges for a median homesteaded residential property would be $28 less than this year, according to city projections.See OP BUDGET on page 15
12 The Pelican Friday, October 7, 2011 the project nearing completion, Community Redevelopment Manager Keven Klopp said the merchants want the signs put back up. Vice Mayor Joe Miller questioned the need for so many signs originally placed every few feet along the sidewalks. City Attorney Andy Maurodis said adequate signage is needed or the city could end up in court. Klopp said he would install a minimal number of the signs and see what results.Public to have say in development of Quiet Waters ball eldsDeer eld BeachResidents are being asked to bring their ideas for new athletic elds at Quiet Waters Elementary School to a meeting Monday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. at Constitution Park, 2841 W. Hillsboro Boulevard. Development of the elds is being done through a lease with the Broward County School Board with an initial grant of $250,000 from the countys Safe Parks and Land Preservation Bond Program. The elds will be used for both school and city activities. SignsContinued from page 3said. Susan has represented us well, but Im uncomfortable with the same attorney representing us whose rm represents the other side in another town. It will be cleaner and easier if we have an outside attorney. Although Trevarthan suggested the use of waivers for both the town and Choice, the commission decided to avoid con ict and hire Maurodis to negotiate. The vote at the Sept. 27 meeting was 4-1, Vice Mayor Dodd dissenting. Fees down 15 percent for waste collection Commissioners also approved an amendment to the contract with Choice Environmental Services for solid waste, bulk waste and recycling collection services. The amendment calls for a monthly 15 percent decrease, from $18.02 to $15.35, for single-family homes and duplexes. The Resource Recovery Board has reduced its disposal rate from $99.20 to $72.57 per ton, and Choice offered to pass the savings along to customers as of October 1. Commissioners also agreed that the staff should continue discussions with Choice regarding their contract and bring renewal recommendations to the commission in the near future. Con ictContinued from page 1 The Pelican 954-783-8700
The Pelican 13 Friday, October 7, 2011 The Pelican 954-783-8700 Poviones said he wants his dress to be shining and noticeable. He said many of his friends are also going dressed as girls or brides. Todd DeJesus said he will probably throw something together at the last minute. He said the Halloween parties demonstrate the Wilton Manors spirit. Its sort of our signature event, DeJesus said. Ellen Wedner, event producer, agreed that Manors Masquerade has the potential to become a signature event. With 6,000 to 8,000 people expected to attend, Wedner said the party will serve up an economic boost for local businesses. [This event] fosters strong community identity and pride, strong working partnerships and relationships and is a valuable outlet and balance between work and play, said Patrick Cann, director of the Leisure Services Department for Wilton Manors. Funding for the event comes from Creative Arts Enterprises, a non-pro t arts organization that collaborates with the city and has also assisted with the Stonewall Festival and parade. The organization raises money through the sale of beverages, raf e tickets and VIP parking. According to Cann, staff time to help with guidance, support and event coverage is the only direct cost to the city. Without the funding, he said the Halloween party might cost around $100,000. Wedner said Halloween is just meant to be fun, with no right or wrong involved. Were all in costume, so we can all be whoever we want to be for one night, she said. Its whatever you think is an outrageous fantasy. DeCarlo said he has three goals for the night, Have a great time, get lots of pictures taken, and laugh.HalloweenContinued from page 1If You Go. . Manors MasqueradeWhat: Howl-o-Ween Oct. 30 1:30 to 4 p.m., a costume contest for pets. What: Outrageous Fantasy. 7:30 to 11 p.m., a costume contest for humans Both free events take place at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive. Call 305-573-6477.
14 The Pelican Friday, October 7, 2011 Advertise in The Pelican for coverage in nine North Broward cities. By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN WRITERTucked away in a hard-tofind little plaza just off Federal Hwy, the recently opened Fish Shack restaurant is the kind of small, inconspicuous eatery that locals hope the outside world never discovers. Although the initial trip may cause your GPS to commit suicide, once you locate this proverbial hole-in-the-wall, you will gladly find your way back on auto-pilot to enjoy the wealth of maritime riches hidden within. Our whole family has been in the seafood business for over twenty years, says bercasual Mike Focarazzo who, along with wife Elisa, has been at the helm of this newly christened culinary vessel since mid-August. The friendly proprietors of the Fish Shack invite guests to enjoy an uncluttered menu that has a distribution similar to planet earth: 70% surf and 30% turf. So clearly, the main attraction here is the fresh seafood namely fish, shrimp and a few choice bivalves such as Blue Point oysters and wild caught middle neck clams. The large, juicy, plump middle neck clams will make enthusiasts swoon with Pompano Beachs Fish Shack restaurant will reel you in with the freshest seafood in town at dockside pricesFish Shack restaurant2862 NE 17th Ave Pompano Beach, FL 954-586-4105 Hours: 11:00 am 9:00 pm daily (Closed Sundays) See FISH SHACK on page 22 [Left] Fish Shack owners Mike and Elisa Focarazzo invite you to their little oasis of seafood delights. [Top] Ready for take-out, this mouthwatering grilled Grouper sandwich comes with zesty tartar sauce and hot fries or homemade coleslaw.
The Pelican 15 Friday, October 7, 2011 Commissioner Shari McCartney said the new millage rate is a fair number. We need to do this to make up for the gap in property taxes and provide core services, she said This marks the fth consecutive year of reduced property tax revenue for the city. Boisvenue said since top level staff havent borne reductions, she couldnt support the increased millage rate. Im hearing from many residents who dont have the ability to pay more, the mayor said. McCartney said, the real dollars out of pocket will be the same or less for the majority of residents. Its fair and reasonable. Commissioner John Adornato failed in an attempt to get a higher millage rate of 6.0393 to budget for a recreation coordinator for seniors. The budget includes funds to reinstate ve BSO deputies laid off last year in case the city doesnt receive a COPs grant to fund the positions. And it includes funds to reinstate a code enforcement of cer. The budget includes $525,000 in contingency funds. Three residents spoke in favor of keeping the recreation coordinator a $55,000 annual position. Im concerned were micromanaging this issue, McCartney said. We asked staff to come up with the most ef cient way to run their departments. While it sounds like this is a remarkable employee, Im hesitant to tinker with this speci c item. Adornatos move to amend the budget to restore the position passed 3-2, with Sallee and McCartney dissenting. But then the budget resolution as amended failed by a 3-2 vote with Sallee, McCartney and Boisvenue dissenting. They tried again later and the budget passed as proposed without the amendment.OP budgetContinued from page 11
16 The Pelican Friday, October 7, 2011 SightingsA local calendar of events/ Email your listing to email@example.com. Always verify times and addresses. InsuranceContinued from page 7extra services. The Medicare And You 2012 book is being mailed now. It is filled with valuable information. It list plans available in Broward County. These plans are rated by a star system from one to five with five stars being the best. It is wise to choose a plan rated from three to five stars. Snowbirds need to be sure that the Medicare program they choose will cover them in both places. Follow these suggestions. l. Check the cost of the plan. 2. Those wishing to reduce the cost of supplemental insurances might consider the Advantage Plans. 3. In looking at them, be sure to check with your doctor to find out which Advantage Plans he works with. 4. Also check to see if your drugs are listed in the formulary of the Advantage Plan you are considering. 5. Does the Advantage Plan use hospitals convenient to you? 6. Are the doctor locations convenient to you?Medicare Part D Prescription Drug PlansGordon advises every senior to have a part D prescription drug plan, saying, Even if you take no prescription drugs now, the time may come when you will need them. Any individual who chooses a qualified plan, no matter what or how many drugs are needed, cannot be turned down if that person enrolled in Part D during the initial enrollment period. Those not currently taking medications should buy the cheapest plan available in order to have qualified coverage when the need does occur. Check your policies every year. What was fine 10 years ago, may be inappropriate now. If you are up for it, you can go to Medicare.gov and handle any changes you wish to make on your own. If you want to discuss any part of this decision making process, contact a free SHINE volunteer. Protect your Medicare card with the same care as your credit cards. Identity thieves are always around the corner waiting for careless people. When you sit down with this SHINE volunteer, or contact one on the phone have your list of medications available. And if you are considering an Advantage Plan, know the names of the ones your physician works with, and know what your current insurances are. For a Wed. appointment. at City Hall with Barbara Gordon, call 954-545-7795. To reach a SHINE volunteer, call 954-745-9779.About Barbara GordonBarbara Gordon is a retired Chicago public school principal who became a full time, Pompano resident in 2004. She became a SHINE volunteer counselor three years ago joining about 35 other active SHINE volunteers. She says, Ive never met a sharper group of people who are also kind and caring about other people. Our main office is in Sunrise. We go through five days of training, pass a national exam, and intern before counseling anyone. We must pass an FBI background check and maintain the same confidentiality rules as a physician does. What is said to me, stays with me. Gordon carries her office with her, toting a computer and printer into the first floor conference room at City Hall every Wed. She also does phone counseling and research putting in about ten hours every week. Asked why she does all of this, she answers, Its a good mental challenge and its a way to give back. The Lord has been good to me. To learn more about SHINE, visit www.floridashine.org Thank you Barbara Gordon and all SHINE volunteers for offering free health insurance information to seniors on Medicare. EventsOct. 14 Cinema in the Park, Night at The Museum at Sanburn Park, Boca Raton. The free movie is presented by the City of Boca Raton. Call 561-393-7827. 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. 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, flowers 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 Deerfield Beach International Pier 200 NE 21st Ave., Deerfield Beach. 954426-9206. 954-943-1488LeisureThe 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 954-942-2448. The NE Focal Point Alzheimers Day Care Center, located at 301 N.W. 2nd Avenue in Deerfield Beach, offers a weekly Caregivers Support Group every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. MeetingsZonta International meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Duffys Diner, 401 N. Federal Hwy., Deerfield Beach at 11:15 a.m. Zonta International is a classified service organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women locally and worldwide through service and advocacy. Call 561-392-2223. 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..Activities See SIGHTINGS on page 20
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18 The Pelican Friday, October 7, 2011 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 HELP WANTEDADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT For Property Management Firm. Data Entry, Client Contact, Assist Executive. FT/PT. 954-7727012. 10-14 BECOME A CERTIFIED LIFE COACH In 5 Days 25 Hours In The Classroom/ Online. Start A New Rewarding Career By Helping Others. More Info 954-907-9256. firstname.lastname@example.org. FULL SERVICE Nail Technician Needed With Or Without Following. The Orange Room Salon In Pompano Beach. 954-782-8838. 10-21 JACK OF ALL TRADES!!! Plumbing, Carpentry, Tile. Pay In Cash $10 Hourly. Call 954-803-3087. 10-7SEEKING 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. 10-21 CERTIFIED HHA Exp. Honest, Reliable. Will Care For Sick/Elderly. Available Day Or Night. Valid Driver License. Ref. Available. 954628-2722. 10-7 CNA BROWARD COUNTY Level 2 Background. References Available. Will Provide Compassionate & Personalized Care For Your Loved One In Your Home Or Mine. 954-270-0639. 10-14 SERVICES RETIRED PLUMBING CONTRACTOR Looking For Work. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. CFC 027532. Low Rates. 954-496-6420. 10-7 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. 10-21 HANDYMAN PAINTING CARPENTRY Pressure Cleaning. Decks! Everything Around The House. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call 561-350-3781. 10-28 POOL SERVICE & REPAIR Commercial & Residential. Full Service Modi ed Chemical Only. Green Pool Cleanout Specialist. Licensed & Ins. Free Quotes. Call Dean 954867-6854. 10-7 PRIVATE DRIVER AIRPORT TRANSIT Doctors Visit Shopping. Daily Work Transport. Days Evenings Weekends. 954-486-0060. 10-28 GINGERS HOUSEKEEPING 20 Yrs. Exp. Licensed. References Available. Honest & Reliable. Love To Clean Windows! Help Organize No Problem. Free Estimates. 954200-4266. 10-7 HOME/OFFICE REPAIRS By State Certi ed G.C. Reasonable. CGC025802. More Information Call 954-815-1007. GOT JUNK? DUMP TRUCK CLEANUPS Trees/ Landscape, Yard Fill. Paint/ Pressure Wash/ Roofs/Home Repairs Welding, Etc. Dave 954-818-9538. 10-21OPEN HOUSEPOMPANO BEACH OPEN Sunday 1-4pm. Deauville Terrace 2841 NE 11 St. #111. Spacious 2/2 Corner Unit. Completely Remodeled. Private Location. Cul-de-sac Street Just Off Harbor Drive. Low Maintenance. Camille Hall Balistreri Realty. 954-2542085. 10-7 1041 HILLSBORO MILE Sunday 1-4pm. Own The Sand. 1 & 2 Bedroom. Available From $265K. Ocean & Intracoastal Views. Dock Available. Call Suzi McCabe 954-562-4938 Or Ruthie Brooks 954-803-4174. Balistreri Realty. 10-7 BUSINESS 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.MUSICAL ITEMSBABY GRAND PIANO $1,200 FIRM. CALL 954-783-8700. ORGAN for SALE Excellent condition. $400. Call 9542950194. MUSICIANS WANTEDPercussionists, euphonium and clarinet players are especially needed. If you enjoy making music, call Jim McGonigal, Music Director at 954-647-0700 for more info. The 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.DEEP WATER VILLA DOCKPOMPANO BEACH 2/2 1700 SQ FT. Screened Fla Room. Private Yard. W/D. 4 Park. No Fixed Bridges. Community Pool. Deeded Dock.. 2 Blocks Beach. $285,000. Call 954-6291324. 10-28HOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH Cottage Style House 2/1, Pool. Large Fenced Yard. $1075 Month. Call Darci 954-783-3723. 510 NE 35 Street. 10-7 CHARMING POMPANO 2/1 Large Fenced In Back Yard With Shed $1075 1 NE 34 Street. Call Darci 954-783-3723. 10-14CO-OP SALESPOMPANO BEACH 1/1 On Water, Dockage Available At Your Door. $59,500. Coldwell Banker Barbara 954-6291324. 10-28SEASONAL RENTALSPOMPANO BEACH 2/2 Beautifully Furnished 9th Floor Corner Apt. Great Views. All Amenities. $2,000 A Month. Call 954-785-0177. 10-28 FT LAUDERDALE APT 1/1. Private Residence No Stairs. 250 To Beach. No Kids Pets Smoke. North Beach & 16 St Area. Ideal Spot. 1st & Last. 3 Month Minimum. 954-5661170. 10-7CONDOS 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 CloseBy. Offered At $129K. Low Maintenance & Taxes. 954-8954596. Private Sale. 10-21CONDOS 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. Also NON Waterfront Annual. 2/2 $800-$825. Call 631-885-3342. 10-14 LIGHTHOUSE POINT 2/2 Large Unfurnished Apt. Tile, A/C, Pool. Near Federal & Sample. $800 Month. First & Last. 954-786-1583. 10-7 POMPANO CYPRESS BEND 2/2 With Lakeview! 24 Hour Security. New Everything. Washer And Dryer. $1100 Mo Negotiable. James 954-5927501. 10-7 POMPANO BEACH 2/2 Christopher House Condominium Furnished $2,000/Month (Seasonal) 3rd Floor Oceanside. Parking For 2 Vehicles. 954-561-5244 Or email@example.com. 10-7 POMPANO BEACH On Intracoastal Newly Furnished 1/1 2nd Floor (Elevator). Internet, Cable, Phone. Private Parking. Heated Pool, BBQ. No Pets. $2200 Month 1st Month Free! 954-785-4626. 10-14 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 Unfurnished Apt. $700 Per Month. 1st & Security. Call 954-785-7270. 10-14 APTS FOR RENTDEERFIELD/POMPANO BEACH 1 BR & 2 BR APTS FOR RENT. Remodeled, Paint, Tile, Etc. W & D On Site. Pool. Pet Friendly. Call George 954809-5030. 10-21 POMPANO MCNAB RD & NE 18 AVENUE 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished/Unfurnished. $675 $875 And Up. 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20 The Pelican Friday, October 7, 2011 The PelicanWhat Can We Do For You? Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: SightingsContinued from page 16 Dr. Joe McGee Of Atlantic Dental Care, 100 NW 17 Ave., Pompano Beach, is accepting new patients. Dr. McGee offers complete dental care including cosmetic dentistry, implants, restorative and general family dentistry. Our very experienced hygienists provide comprehensive 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 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 See SIGHTINGS on page 23 Performing Arts, 7143 Pine Island Road, Tamarac Square West Shopping Center. Call 954-724-1110OutdoorsOct. 13 Snakes Alive at Fern Forest. The one-hour programs, for ages 2 to 4 accompanied by an adult, focus on a different theme each month, with each sites naturalist free to embellish on it according to his/her style. A typical program might start with stories, songs, or arts and crafts and end with a short nature walk. 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek. 954-357-5198. The theme for October is Snakes, with a program on October 13 at Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut CreekTheaterOct. 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 office. 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. Twoday 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. The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is accepting applications for volunteer ushers. Any interested volunteers can E Mail Susan
The Pelican 21 Friday, October 7, 2011 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001.. Get ready for the Sunburn Sword sh tournamentBy RJ BoylePELICAN ANGLERWe got some wind in the forecast this weekend which is not always a bad thing. During this time of the year we start to experience some fronts which bring us plenty of wind. This is the time to concentrate on fixing your boat, booking an upcoming charter, and getting your tackle ready for whats to come. Sailfish and wahoo season is almost upon us. Re-spool those reels, clean up your tackle boxes and get ready to get tight! For those of you who need to book charter boats you had better do it now as space is already filling up as the season approaches. The swordfish bite has been solid and is expected to continue. We are going stir crazy at the store wishing we were fishing. After this blow we are going to hit it hard. We have set the date for the bi-annual Sunburn Swordfish Tournament. We have had tons of calls from guys and gals ready to give it a go. Over the last month there have been numerous fish put on the dock around 500 pounds. Its time. Get tightHeres the update for the Sunburn Swordsh tournament:Fishing date is Saturday, Oct. 15. Captains meet and sign up Oct. 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. at RJ Boyle Studio. Fishing hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee is $50. All proceeds will benefit Wounded Warriors. The official channel is VHF 10 with Channel 72 as the alternate. Lines in at 7 a.m. and out at 4 p.m. All boated fish must be called in at the time of boating. Hookups do not have to be called in. Only two legal swordfish may be weighed. All fish hooked up at lines out must be called in with latitude and longitude at that time. Boats may leave from their home ports. Electric reels are permitted. There are no boundaries. Scales will be open at 4:30 p.m. and closed at 6 p.m. Boats must be in sight of scale area by 6 p.m. to weigh a fish. All boats fishing are required to report their own fish to the National Marine Fisheries Service. In the event of a tie, time due to the order of the fish caught with their points will be the tie breaker. Fish must be at least 47 inches at the dock. Bad weather will postpone the tournament to Sunday, Oct. 16. All participants who enter the outing so o at their own risk. Call 954-420-5001.
22 The Pelican Friday, October 7, 2011 unabashed delight. Although a wonderful snack fried or raw on the half-shell, connoisseurs will greatly enjoy the fantastic New England style steamers with drawn butter. For oyster aficionados, the fleshy, briny, perfectly-sized mollusk from the North East is also available fried but, for purists, should definitely be devoured on the half-shell with just a few drops of lemon. To kick it up a notch, hot sauce and horseradish are on hand.Fish ShackContinued from page 14The large shrimp are offered in a plethora of preparations. Grilled, steamed and fried with garlic butter or Cajun spices, the toothsome shrimp can also be part of a healthy Caesar lettuce wrap or sprinkled on top of a large Garden salad. But if you are simply in the market for some fiendishly fresh fish, then the Shacks got your back. We sell a lot of fish such as Mahi-Mahi and Grouper because people know that we get it delivered fresh every morning at 11 am, says the ultra-amicable Elisa who runs the front of the house and serves the most affordable beer and wine in Pompano. Thanks to some well-placed family connections, this marine-themed restaurant nets the best catches of the day. We deal directly with the wholesaler and thats why we can afford to offer the best fish in town at such low prices, says the hard-working restaurateur with a knowing smile. In sandwich and wrap forms, or as part of a platter with fries, salad or homemade coleslaw, the fish impresses with its undeniable freshness. The Cajun Grouper platter is probably my favorite along with the clams on the half shell, says longtime local businessman Stan Kossowski. It is truly delightful to find a place that has properly prepared, fresh caught wild seafood that taste the way it should! Our fish and chips are very popular as well, says Mike as he assembles a take-out portion of the classic English dish. The Fish Shack also has a great fish dip and clam chowder both made from family recipes. Smooth, creamy and bursting with flavor, the dip is dangerously addictive while the clam chowder is my own recipe and we make it daily, says Elisa, a Boston native who knows a thing or two about making the quintessential New England specialty. Oh, and be sure to give the delectable Tuna or Shrimp & Scallop burgers a try as well. While on the subject of burgers, the Focarazzos dont want you to forget that there are great options for land lubbers too. We use only Black Angus beef for our half-pound burgers, says the always enthusiastic Mike. And our wings are fantastic. People just love our chicken wings. We hand batter them so that they are very crunchy and really quite special. Honestly, they are awesome especially with our homemade raspberry dipping sauce, adds Elisa. A dozen oysters or middle neck clams cost $8.95 (or get the 3 dozen special for under $25!) Burgers, wraps, sandwiches, salads and Fishermans platters are all between $6.50 and $9.95. Large wine glasses are $2.95, draft beer $1.50. There is ample free parking, all major credit cards are accepted, take-out is encouraged and limited delivery is available. Daily specials such as cracked conch or fresh snapper are presented on the big board. Visit the Fish Shack once and youll be hooked! [Right] The Fish Shack is proud of its Famous Conch Salad with spicy lemon-lime vinaigrette. Loaded with red & green peppers, onions and, of course, copious amounts of the highly-prized marine gastropod, this supremely healthy and avorful dish is almost compulsory for conch lovers. [Top] A reliable classic: a few steamed garlic butter shrimp with cocktail sauce, fries and coleslaw [Bottom] A dozen gorgeous Blue Point oysters on the half-shell is the ideal meal for raw bar enthusiasts.
The Pelican 23 Friday, October 7, 2011 Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700Foresta at ctskf@coralsprings. org, call 954344 5999 or stop by for an application. The Center for the Arts is SightingsContinued from page 20 See SIGHTINGS on page 24 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 Office at (954) 344-5990. Visit our web site at www. coralspringscenterforthearts. comUPCOMINGOct. 22 Halloween Horse Show and Fair Sands and Spurs Equestrian Park Saturday 10:00 am-3:00 pm 1600 NE 5TH Ave. Pompano Beach North Side of the Good Year Blimp Base) Proceeds benefit Therapeutic Riding Center ducts. The generator was hard wired to go on in a power outage. In this case, when the power came back on, the generator failed to cut off. BSO Fire Chief Neal deJesus termed it a design aw. The BSO hazardous materials team found extremely high readings of the poisonous gas in the home said Chief deJesus. Luckily, tragedy was averted. Any fossil fuel generates carbon monoxide, said Mick Jachles, BSO public information of cer. The best safeguard is a carbon alarm or a re alarm that also detects the dangerous element. Every living and sleeping area should be so equipped in a home with a generator, Jachles said. GeneratorContinued from page 4
24 The Pelican Friday, October 7, 2011 Kate YogaContinued from page 8schedule permits. Husband Dan admits hes lucky to fit in one class a week but says, I always want to do more because it leaves me feeling good about myself and that feeling affects my entire day. When you are positive, people are inclined to respond to you more positively so theres a trickle down effect to you and everyone you encounter. Thats what Susie Axelrod thinks too. As she exited a class she said, It completely calms my life for the rest of the day. Im here twice a week. A classmate Lydea Moore has been a yoga practitioner for seven months and says, Yoga has helped my balance, upper body strength and lung capacity. Im not as winded as I once was. Being a yoga instructor and owning a yoga studio is a new career for Kate who is a social worker with a Masters degree. Asked why she made a career switch,, she explains. I experienced so much benefit from yoga in my own life that I decided to make a career of it. Actually its a fun way to use all of my knowledge to help men and women transform their own lives to become the best they can be. There are no boundaries. People can do yoga forever and its a joy to teach something that has such benefits and requires so little an investment in equipment. Yoga enthusiasts dont need clubs, racquets or other expensive equipment. All they need is a mat, a towel and water. All three items are for sale in the studio, but most people bring their own. There are 17 classes taught each week by Kate and eight certified instructors. Morning classes run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and evening classes run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Kate explains that newcomers and advanced yoga practitioners can be in the same class because we teach modification which means we help each individual. Chair yoga for seniors is scheduled from 12:45 to 1:45 on Tues. and Thurs. Cardio Bootcamp is a sixty minute, high energy cardio class conducted on Saturdays from 11 a.m. til noon. Sneakers required. Dan says, We are very competitive in price and we have terrific package deals which cut costs even more. Kate and Dan have five children, ages two to 11 all of whom do yoga for fun. They live in Lauderdale-By-TheSea and Kate says, Because Dan is so supportive and helpful, and because yoga gives me so much energy and other benefits, I can manage to work and still be very involved with my family. I also make time to contribute to local charities by teaching pro-bono classes and donating studio gift certificates to the many baskets raffled at fund raising community events. In fact on November 5 during our complimentary open house, we will be taking voluntary donations for Hospice By The Sea in memory of my father, Neal Bidwell. For more information call 954-545-5582 or visit the web site wwwkateyogastudio.com Call The Pelican 954-783-8700 & Horses for Heroes Veteran Rehabilitation Program. www. BitByBitTherapy.org Call 954.972.7222 Oct. 28 Children of all ages beware! On Friday, October 28th, 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m., the City of Wilton Manors presents its Halloween Spooktacular 2011. The event will be held at Wilton Manors Elementary School located at 2401 Northeast 3rd Avenue, Wilton Manors. 954-390.SightingsContinued from page 23