Friday, October 14, 2011 Vol. XIX, Issue 41 Call 954-783-8700 to Advertise Email: email@example.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 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF LBTS Commissioners had high praise for Town Manager Connie Hoffman as they conducted her annual performance review last week. Grading her in a written report on a scale of one to five, all five rated her a four or higher meaning she has performed above their expectations. A grade of three indicated meets expectations and five, exceeds expectations. Hoffman was evaluated her on relationship with the governing body, fiscal and personnel management, how well she managed the organization, her relations with the public and how well she achieved stated goals. Hoffman was hired in April 2010 after the commission fired former town manager Esther Colon and interim manager John Olinzock. She came on first as interim manager and then was given a three-year managers contract in September 2010. Commissioner Scot Sasser, who along with the mayor, gave Hoffman her lowest score, was nevertheless generous with his praise. He noted Hoffman came into the job under difficult circumstances and has stabilized policies, procedures and financial practices. She has more than met Hoffman given high marks in her job as LBTS manager See HOFFMAN on page 22 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF LBTS The towns long-awaited and recently installed arti cial reef was damaged during Saturdays stormy weather. Solar panels were damaged and came off the buoys, and the buoys were removed for repair, Town Manager Connie Hoffmann reported at Tuesdays commission meeting. Volunteer divers from Vone Research in Pompano Beach and members of the Volunteer Fire Department removed the panels and buoys. Commissioner Birute Ann Clottey and Vice Mayor Stuart Dodd visited the site Tuesday. Its unfortunate that it happened, Clottey said, noting repairs are being made at no cost to the town. The new solar panels are being shipped from California. Hoffmann said she directed Dodd, an engineer, to discuss the repair with the workers. Its an eye-opener, how powerful the waves were that detached the buoys from the panels, Dodd said. Lauderdale-By-The Sea reef takes beating White y came to town but should be vanquished by nowBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point-The white y invasion of DeGroff Park is under control according to Public Works Director Art Graham, but the attack of the small white-winged insect did cause some concerns. Graham said the variety of white-By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach City of cials will meet again with FEMA regulators in attempts to negotiate a $3.9 million repayment of what Homeland Security calls ineligible reimbursements for damages the city incurred during Hurricane Wilma. The city was noti ed in April by David Kimble of the Eastern Regional Of ce of Homeland Security that it wanted to review 11 projects emanating from Wilma that used FEMA funding. The largest amount, $2.9 million for debris removal and beach re-nourishment, is being challenged because some debris removal was done in a private, gated community and beach re-nourishment funds were to be used only on already improved beaches with an ongoing program of renewal. According to the Homeland Security, debris removal from private property is ineligible for federal reimbursement only if the health and City tries to negotiate $3.9 million in what feds call questionable FEMA reimbursements See REEF on page 13 See FEMA on page 4 See WHITEFLY on page 5Waves crashed at the Pompano Pier last weekend causing minor damage to the pier. In Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, the reef took a harder hit. [Photo by Joe McGee]
2 The PelicanFriday, October 14, 2011 By Aleese KopfPELICAN WRITERPink and white striped tube sox, pink top, pink hat and pink accessories Toni Greatorex is draped from head to toe in the vibrant color. No, shes not trying on her Halloween costume, shes raising money to support the ght against breast cancer. With several more dressed just like her, Greatorex and her team of Boobettes are not only garbed in pink, theyre selling it too. Whether its boobie cakes (pancakes with mounds of pink whipped cream) and pink fuzzies (pink lemonade) or Double D cupcakes and ta-tas (tator tots) team members have thought Delight Cook, Beth Schotanus, Holly Porras, Bailee Greatorex, Toni Greatorex, Marisa Ostanek Cathy Cerniglia with unidenti ed male offering free breast exams. Angela Kilgore and son Devon BennettRaise funds for cancer research, join Glam Doll Strut, Oct. 15 See GLAM-A-THON on page 3
The Pelican 3 Friday, October 14, 2011 of some pretty creative ways of raising money. Other menu items include snow cones, jell-o shots, cake pops and cookies all in pink of course. Proceeds from the items go to the organization Glama-Thon, a non-pro t dedicated to raising money for breast cancer research, awareness and programming. Every October thousands of people dress in pink and gather with family and friends for the oneof-a-kind Glam Doll Strut, the organizations main fundraising celebration. This is the rst year for the Boobettes, a mix of volunteers from The Over Easy Caf and Reds Bar in Wilton Manors. Greatorex said she decided to get involved not only because its a good cause, but because its personal. We all know somebody thats had it or has in now, she said. Personally, I have three daughters. We all have breasts. Still, team members like Cathy Cerniglia, owner of The Over Easy Caf, prove that you dont have to have a direct connection to be involved. Cerniglia said she doesnt know of any family or friends with breast cancer, but wanted to help out simply because its a good cause. And, besides raising money for a good cause, she said the pink is what she enjoys the most about the experience. I found these shoes online and I had to have a reason to buy them, Cerniglia said. Marisa Ostankek, whose sister had breast cancer about a year ago, said she enjoys listening to the honking, hollering and other reactions the pink draws from people. The uniqueness is what makes it fun, she said. Its close to home for me and I like the camaraderie. Group members originally set a goal to raise $2,000 and are already more than half of the way there. They raised more than $1000 at their event last Friday in front of The Over Easy Cafe. The group plans to have about three events a week leading up to the actual Strut on October 15. Denise Platz picked up a bracelet and raf e ticket after she nished her breakfast last Friday. She said she has participated in the walk in previous years, but is doing her part this year by donating instead. I think its a nice way to get people involved and give money in a fun way, Platz said.If You Go . Glam Doll Strut When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 Where: Esplanade Park, SW 2nd Street at SW 4th Avenue, Downtown Fort Lauderdale Cost: $40 per person Info: Visit www.glam-athon.com or call 877-FABSWAG.Glam-a-Thon Continued from page 2
4 The PelicanFriday, October 14, 2011 ADVERTISING? ITS PART OF DOING BUSINESS. CALL US. 954-783-8700.safety of surrounding areas is threatened. Deer elds record keeping made it impossible to separate the amount spent in the private community from other work done, and so the entire amount is being questioned Kimble said. Other ineligibilities include money for engineering services, contract charges, overtime and usage of a generator. City Manager Burgess Hanson said last week that the city is negotiating with the federal auditors and that all work performed in the city was approved by FEMA inspectors before it was done. Deer eld Beach was reimbursed $13.9 million for Wilma cleanup and repairs. All cities that received more than $10 million are subject to audits, the manager said. The citys Finance Division Chief Sophie Henderson said a nal gure should come out of the negotiations in a week or so. At this point, Henderson said, the city is not liable for any repayment.Due to a typo in a story published in the October 7 issue of The Pelican, David Cody was misquoted. The sentence should have read, Following the managements presentation, resident David Cody rose to say he understood that there were ineligible charges made by the city for a generator and beach repairs. The Pelican regrets the error. Correction FEMA Continued from page 1Outspoken Caryl Berner says she is throughBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach What happens when an activist becomes disillusioned? In Deer eld Beach, it means three less minutes of public remarks and, likely, a noticeable void at the podium. Caryl Berner, 63, one of the citys most opinionated meant to be demeaning when he said recently, A leopard doesnt change its spots. A leopard is a beautiful, endangered animal and Im proud of my spots, she said. Berner has been a consistent voice for liberal ideas in this city since she moved to Century Village East in 2002. Some of those ideas have sparked lengthy controversies. The most memorable was her complaint to the ACLU that secular prayers were being said at the opening of commission meetings. The threat of a lawsuit over the issue did not keep those who wanted to pray publicly to Jesus from doing so and they spent hours before the commission arguing the point. A resolution prohibiting secular prayer was passed and then rescinded which earned the commissionLocal activist retires and vocal citizens, is turning off her mike. She said last week at the end of the commission meeting that she is through. Later she said, If there were an educated commission, Id still be there. I think Im a truthful person. The people up there dont tell the truth. Although I got some of my points across (in the past), now I feel I am being totally blocked. She also believes that some commissioners have become derogatory in their remarks. Commissioner Marty Popelsky, she says, was See ACTIVIST on page 14
The Pelican 5 Friday, October 14, 2011 Advertise with The Pelican 954.783.8700 LBTS U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, plans a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Jarvis Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive. West has represented Floridas 22nd Congressional district since January. West will answer questions from the public. Those who attend will be asked to write their questions on a card, and an independent moderator will coordinate asking the questions.West to host town meeting y that came to town this week closed DeGroff Park for several days while the trees there were treated. From everything we know, this will pass, Graham said. Weve done what we could. The local visitor was not the same kind of white y that attacked and virtually denuded a number of cus trees and cus hedges in Miami/Dade in 2007. But since then, varieties of the insect have been making their way up the Florida coast. City crews did pass out yers to residents living near the park which caused a rumor that the citys playing elds would be closed too. Not so, said Parks and Recreation Director John Trudel. The citys soccer and softball leagues playing at Dan Witt and McDonough Park are in full swing and will soon be back on schedule after a late start due to a large re-sodding program. No ies have been spotted at either park. Graham said the white ies at DeGroff, a heavily-treed area on the Intracoastal Waterway, were noticed because spiders had spun webs to catch the insect which favors the underside of a trees leaves where it sucks out the chlorophyll. If untreated, the ies may cause leaves to wither and drop, but are generally not fatal to a healthy tree. The y lays its eggs in a crescent pattern on the underside of a leaf, another identifying habit and has a host of natural enemies including lady bugs, dragon ies and birds. This was not drastic just another part of the food chain, Graham said of the local infestation. The white y can be controlled by washing leaves with insecticide soap or seaweed spray. One effective solution is to mix one tablespoon of insecticide soap, with one cup isopropyl alcohol and one quart water. Spray the effected leaves twice, seven days apart. Scientists caution against continued treatment with pesticides because not only does the y become immune, the pesticides poison those predators who nd it a tasty treat. White yContinued from page 1
6 The PelicanFriday, October 14, 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 XIX, Issue 41 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren 2011 a banner year for two Florida sea turtle speciesThe Florida sea turtle nesting season has come to an end, and there is good news for two of Floridas federally endangered sea turtle species. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its partners documented a record high annual nest count for green turtles in Florida. Leatherback turtles also had a high number of nests, with the count falling just shy of the previous high mark in 2009. Loggerheads, the species that nests most commonly in Florida, did not have an increase in numbers this year. The nest count for this federally threatened sea turtle was close to average for the previous ve years. However, since 1998, the trend in the number of loggerhead nests is a general decline. Were pleased with the green turtle and leatherback nesting totals in 2011, said Dr. Blair Witherington, an FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute scientist. Nesting by both species has been rising dramatically and can be attributed at least in part to major conservation efforts over the past few decades. However, our loggerhead nesting totals have declined or are at best stable, which suggests that this species has a different, and perhaps more dif cult, set of conservation challenges, he said. Nest counts are performed each year through Floridas Index Nesting Beach Survey, which was created to measure seasonal sea turtle nesting, and to allow for accurate comparisons of beaches and years. The standardized index counts take place on 255 miles of selected beaches along both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. In one of the largest wildlife counts in the nation, hundreds of FWC partners diligently survey Floridas nesting beaches throughout the sea turtle nesting season. We are grateful for the large number of partners and volunteers that make this survey possible, Witherington said. Without them, we couldnt collect nesting data on such a large scale. The FWCs role in coordinating Floridas sea turtle nest counts is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and sales of the states sea turtle license plate. For more information about sea turtle nest counts, visit MyFWC.com/Research, click on Wildlife, then click on Nesting under the Sea Turtle heading. Sick or injured sea turtles can be reported by contacting the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922). The City of Pompano Beach and Miguel Reyna and Company are co-sponsoring a concert on Monday, October 17th at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center Auditorium to help bene t Our Fathers Soup Kitchen and The St. Laurence Chapel. Doors open at 5 p.m., the concert starts at 5:30 p.m. There will be a dinner buffet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Miguel Reyna, a rare and unique piano and keyboard virtuoso, composer, arranger, music director, band leader and vocalist will be performing rich musical traditions of the 40s, 50s, American Standard, Classics, Jazz, Latin, Contemporary and other international music styles with a host of talented musicians. Tickets can be purchased at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center at 1801 N.E. 6th Street. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to Our Fathers Soup Kitchen and The St. Laurence Chapel. Call 954-786-4111.Evening of music, featuring Miguel Reyna, buffet in Pompano Beach to bene t local food pantries Good Morning Miss Dove, a movie based on the novel by Frances Gray Patton, has been on my mind these days. We see more and more people out of work, banks nding more charges for clients to pay and government cutting more from budgets. (In Broward County 1,400 teachers lost their jobs.) Good Morning Miss Dove is based on a small town schoolteacher whose own life is racked with pain from a tumor at the base of her spine, yet she remains full of passion for her students, many of whom have grown into adulthood under her tutelage. In the movie, the market crash of 1929 seizes her small town with fear. There is a run on the bank and panic in the town. Miss Dove, played by Jennifer Jones, sees the rush on the bank. Inside, people are demanding their money. Miss Dove makes her way through the screaming crowd of former students. Her voice, her gentle, rm voice quietly asks for room to get through the crowd. And the people, hearing their former teacher, step aside by tradition. Oh, Good morning, Miss Dove, they say one after the other. As Miss Dove moves toward the tellers cage, the tumult has silenced. I would like to make a deposit, she says. As she hands over her dollars, the crowd disperses, and people get back to their jobs and families. The bank is saved with her leadership. Her commitment to her community by giving instead of demanding tells the true story of her spine. Today, its clear we need another Miss Dove, a strong person with leadership qualities that can keep a community united. While we may not be able to deposit money into a bank, we can make deposits into our fellow men and women. Not the kind of deposits that are made of paper and coins, but deposits far more lasting. Each of us knows where these deposits are needed. They can be deposits into our families to strengthen them, deposits into our faith organizations to encourage more outreach and deposits into our friendships to extend them. We really do bank on family, faith and friendships. But we cannot do that until the anger of this economic time abates. There is justi able anger towards those who have stolen money on Wall Street. We have little respect for companies that make millions in this country without paying their fair share and less respect for oil company executives who are millionaires at the expense of Louisiana shrimpers. So lets just give up on greedy people. Greed will always be with us. Anger eliminates the great exchange of honest ideas. Anger closes our minds to real solutions. Miss Dove was not displaying anger when she made her deposit in that bank on that day. She was resolute in stopping the panic and getting back to life and all of its vicissitudes. We can do it. Had enough anger? Time to dust off and get busy with solutions By Anne SirenPUBLISHER
The Pelican 7 Friday, October 14, 2011 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-7838700. Briefs By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFGreg Jones is a perfect illustration of the pupil becoming the teacher. Back in 1976, he was one of the rst boys involved in what was then the brand new Boys & Girls Club in Pompano Beach. I was just nine years old, he sighs, and eager to get involved Fish fryFans of sh are welcomed to the First Annual Fish Fry Festival at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3901 NE 22 Ave., Lighthouse Point, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local vendors, musicians and other performances will take place at the event. Call 954941-8033.HAGS & DixielandSunday, October 23 (4th Sunday), The Hot Jazz and Alligator Gumbo or HAGS, will host a Dixieland Jazz Session from 1 to 4 p.m. at Henrys Hideaway, Southeast of corner Andrews Avenue and McNab Road, Pompano Beach, Adm. $10. (954-5635390 or 561-394-0269)Fall food, friendship fest, Oct. 23Pompano Lutheran Church, 109 SE 10 Ave., Pompano Beach will host its fall festival at 10 a.m. with a festival service followed by homemade food, games and activities for children and adults. The festival is open to the community. Call 954-9421216.Greg Jones, director of Thomas D. Stephanis Boys & Girls Club, honored by the Chamber as a Shining Starand play with my friends. Mostly I played foosball, ping pong and pool. Of course I never dreamed that one day I would become the Thomas D. Stephanis Club Director. But he did and in his 26 year employment in the club, he has been mentor, role model, father gure and condante to over 1,000 children who pass through the clubs doors each year. He says, My motto to my staff is, Youre never off the clock. I treat every child like my son and daughter. Even off the premises, at the local grocery store or in the street, I see past and present members. I encourage them when they move in the right direction and remind them to make wise choices when I see them stray. Jones describes himself as a Pompano Beach native, and the second youngest of 21 children in a blended family of Jones and McIntosh. He is a graduate of Pompano Beach High School who went on to earn an AA, or Associate of Arts, degree from Broward College in 1991. He began working at the club when he turned 18 and moved through the ranks as physical educational aide custodian, physical director, program director and in 1999 he became the club director. Two of my mentors along the way were Curtis Shoffner in the Deereld Beach Club and Sam Jordan, who was a corporate supervisor. Jordan motivated me to make the club my career and Im glad he did. He continues. David The boy who came with his pals [See below] to the Thomas D. Stephanis Boys & Girls Club in 1976 never dreamed he would one day be the Club Director. For 26 years Jones has been a positive in uence on thousands of lives. Hes now being honored as a Shining Star by the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce. [Photos courtesy of G. Jones]See SHINING STAR on page 11
8 The PelicanFriday, October 14, 2011 The Pelican covers Northeast Broward County with your news. Call 954-783-8700. Pumpkin patch open in Wilton ManorsThe Kiwanis Club of Wilton Manors Annual Pumpkin Patch is open for pumpkins, pictures and more. Complete with traditional full size pumpkins, the very spooky white pumpkin, pie pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, corn stalks, Indian corn, gourds, carving kits and more. Visitors are invited to bring their cameras for memorable pictures at the clubs autumn display or be the top pumpkin by placing your head in the hole of the Pumpkin Stack. Pro ts support the many charities supported by the Kiwanis Club of Wilton Manors. The patch is located at Five Points and Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Hours of operation are from noon to 9 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends. Call 954-565-6628. Wellbehaved pets are welcome. Campbell & Rosemurgy welcomes new sales associates Linda Scalia and Sheri Wells to the Deer eld Ofce and Peggy Nor eet to the Pompano Ofce. Scalia joined the of ce in June with 18 years of real estate experience. Linda was the top sales associate in the Northeast region of Century 21. Linda and her husband Oakland Park Friends of the Oakland Park Library plan a Happy Haunting Used Book Sale. The event is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the library at 1298 NE 37 St. Call 954-630-4366A tale or more for HalloweenRobert owned and operated a real estate of ce in New York. She said she chose Campbell & Rosmurgy because she felt they were the leading independently owned real estate company in Deer eld. Sheri Lynn Wells joined the Deer eld Beach of ce with 10 years of real estate experience. She has been working very closely with international clients and has closed many short sales and foreclosures. Wells specializes in Deer eld Beach, Hillsboro Mile, Lighthouse Point, Parkland, Coral Springs and Campbell & Rosemurgy announces three new associates See ASSOCIATES on page 9By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFThe Doreen Gauthier Lighthouse Point Library has hosted a writers group, loosely named The Tuesday Morning Writers Group, for over 15 years as one of its many community educational opportunities for seniors. Over the years a few members have dropped out and new members have been added. The group size has gone up and down, but the critiquing and inspiration have never waned. Nor has the librarys support which is gratefully received by the group. Every now and then, there is a success story, like the ones that follow. Imagine a group of zany seniors leaving their assisted living facility to go back to school to keep a small town high school from shutting down due to low enrollment. The screenplay titled The Senior Class will keep an audience or a reader laughing out loud as playwright, Vivian Corll puts two very different sets of seniors together in a Two Members of Tuesday Morning Writers Group from Doreen Gauthier LHP library publish againtypical high school classroom. Dr. Corll knows all about senior classrooms. As a recently retired teacher of Advanced Placement and senior high school English classes, she not only knows the current school scene well but as a senior herself, she could easily be one of the quirky seniors in her own play. An early riser, Corll has been caught on the school security camera, tap dancing her way to her classroom. She giggled when she found out she had been seen on camera and from then on enhanced her performance to give the school security guards a laugh to start their day. The Senior Class, is available at Amazon. com A long time member of the Tuesday Morning Writers Group, she dropped out for a few years to earn her doctorate, but has now returned. Corll is a free lance writer of published short stories and articles. Her rst published novel, Himmarshee, is the story of a Tequesta Indian boy and his coming of age struggles in the 1500s. Available on Amazon.com Mary F. Twitty is the author of Hi, Im Your Son, a very contemporary book of ction dealing with the complications of sperm donation experienced by one former donor many years after his supposedly anonymous donation while in college. Twitty, is a retired member of two U.S. Congressmens staff. Upon retiring from her career in Washington D.C., she moved to Florida to be near her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter and she also immediately became involved in several writers groups including being a long time member of the Tuesday Morning Writers Group. She attributes her proli c output to the critiques and assistance she has received from the members of this group. Currently, Twitty is completing her third book in a trilogy titled Hannahs Journey. Her rst two Hannahs Journey books have been published along with several other books. Preceding the slim volume, Hi! Im Your Son, she published an historical novel titled Selective Discretion. This is a well-researched and gripping story of a young female slave who dares to confront her master, who is also her father, as he attempts still another assault on her body. Twittys books are available on Amazon.com Mary F. Twitty Vivian Corll Linda Scalia
The Pelican 9 Friday, October 14, 2011 Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700 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 and excellent dental maintenance.LBTS The LauderdaleBy-The-Sea Property Owners Association is sponsoring its annual Oktoberfest celebration from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Jarvis Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive. The potluck dinner will include bratwurst, roast pork, sauerkraut, German potato salad and other goodies, including desserts and drinks. Music and dancing also are planned. Entry is free for association members (two entries per membership, which costs $10 per year.) There is a $5 charge for each guest. Call Dennis Ritchie, president, at 954-784-9495 or email him at dennis.Ritchie@ comcast.net.Halloween partyLBTS The town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea plans its annual Halloween party from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Jarvis Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive. Commissioner Birute Ann Clottey is chairing the event. Festivities include visits by the Great Pumpkin and his friends and Spooky Shores. Trick or treating, costume contests and a drawing contest are planned. Call 954-6404200. Oktoberfest partyBoca Raton. Shes also internationally involved with Emanage Pro in Quebec, Canada. When not working, she gives her time to Park Springs PTA, Mothers Ministry, Childrens Ministry and is very active in the Calvary Chapel. Wells likes to skateboard, golf, surf and sh. Wells says, if theres a needle in the haystack, I will nd it! They can be reached at 954-427-8686. At the 1750 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach Of ce Nor eet joined the Pompano of ce with 30 years of real estate experience. Nor eet is an interior designer and has remodeled showroom model homes. Nor eet says, she likes to tie interior design and remodeling homes with real estate. She specializes in waterfront homes from Fort Lauderdale to Boca Raton. She is a member of the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club. When not working, Peggys hobbies are antique cars, boating and garage sales. She can be reached at 954781-4747. The rm has grown over the years. Their three prime real estate locations are in Deer eld Beach, Boca Raton on A1A and Pompano Beach offer excellent coverage in the South Florida market. As the real estate market is getting stronger, its wonderful to have these experienced Realtors join our company, said Kiku Martinson, director of Real Estate. We have found that this has been a very busy summer and appreciate all the business that has come our way. Halloween Fun Fair Thursday, Oct. 27Pompano Beach Children 10 and under are invited to the Emma Lou Olson civic Center, Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. for Halloween fun, costume parade, rock climbing and more. Brents Magic Show will entertain the crowds from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. On hand will be the citys antique re truck. Games will include pumpkin carving and a decorating contest. All pumpkins should be carved and/or decorated prior to the event. Pumpkins should be brought to the Amphitheater stage to be signedup for the competition no later than 6:30 pm. Admission is $2 or two cans of food to help restore the pantries at local soup kitchens in the city. Call 954-786-4111. AssociatesContinued from page 8 Sheri Wells
10 The PelicanFriday, October 14, 2011 Advertise in The Pelican for coverage in nine North Broward cities. Call 954-783-8700. By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park City commissioners voted against a staff recommendation to raise fees for after-school programs and a summer camp run by the citys Parks and Leisure Services Department. The vote was 4-1 with only Vice Mayor Anne Sallee voting for the increases. The increases would have raised $53,000 and were to cover staff costs according to Jenna LaFleur, parks direcCommission nixes fee increase for kids camp and after-school caretor. Even with the increases, Oakland Park still would have had the lowest priced, after-school program run by a city, she said. Former mayor Layne Dallett Walls urged the commission not to raise the rates. This is a bad, bad time for families. Many are working a couple jobs or are unemployed, she said, suggesting they look instead at charging for some of the senior programs that have no fees. Under the proposal, the cost of summer camp for residents went from $7.67 to $9.66 per day or $337 to $425 per camp. Non-residents would have paid $6 a day more or $266 more per camp. After-school care for residents would have increased 75 cents a day, or $3.75 per week. Non-residents would pay an additional $2.60 or $13 a week. Scholarships that pay half the tuition are available for residents.
The Pelican 11 Friday, October 14, 2011 isfaction of having a positive impact on many lives. His club members have gone on to a variety of careers. He mentions just a few. John McCall is doing well in the Marines. Eddie Jones went on to the NBA and is now retired and a very successful business man who continues to be a generous supporter of this club. Reginald Mathis is a successful lawyer. Jamal Robinson became a banker. In fact he is giving our youngsters a presentation called Money Matters this month. Weve turned out a number of high ranking national athletes. These are all club success Shining StarContinued from page 7stories, but it is important to mention many more of our boys and girls have grown and are now good citizens and Pompano residents who contribute to the community and are living the CORE values taught at the club. Those core values are academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles. Asked about his goals for the future, Jones replies, I want to continue to have a positive impact on young lives who are our future. Personally, I will continue my faith in God and to support my family. These two goals are the most important part of my life. In 2010, Jones lost three members of his family including his wife of 25 years, his brother and his mother. He became a single parent of two adopted daughters, Cambria and Parris, who are biological siblings. On May 5 of this year, he married Mary who, he says, has been a tremendous mate and mother to our daughters creating the total family atmosphere which we so much needed back in our lives. Congratulations and thank you Greg Jones for 26 years of dedication to the community children who have passed through your club doors. Hughes, the rst director here, is still a father gure for me. He and his wife are like a second set of parents who have always been loving, encouraging and sharing both the sorrows and the joys of my personal and professional life. Jones has reaped the satThe babies are already nesting. Shhh! And watch your step on the beach. Its turtle season in South Florida
12 The Pelican Friday, October 14, 2011 Scouts, West don apronsThe Cub Scout Pack 512 of Pompano Beach met with Congressman Allen West this past Saturday at Jans Homemade Candies in LauderdaleBy-The-Sea to make chocolates for U.S. service men and women. The chocolates had symbols for all branches of the military as part of the mold. The scouts took their work very seriously as the soldiers are a long way from home. Joseph Miller is pictured with the Congressman. Wilton Manors Police are requesting the publics help in identifying a dangerous subject who, along with a partner, committed an armed home invasion robbery on Sunday, September 25, 2011. A 20-year-old city resident, who lives in the 600 block of NE 29 Drive, was forced into her apartment by two black males in their 20s, wearing long sleeve hooded shirts. One of the suspects was captured on convenience store surveillance video shortly after the robbery. The armed suspect ed in an unknown make vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Frank Pilewski at 954-390-2163 or Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Wilton Manors Police looking for armed robberCresthaven Neighborhood Watch will meet at 7:15 at St Elizabeth Hall on 10 Avenue and Dennis Myers Street, or Northeast 33 Street, Oct. 20. This month features Commissioner Charlotte Burrie who will have the oor and bring residents up to date and what is going on in the city. The November meeting will bring a full report from the Pompano Beach Code Compliance. Refreshments will be served. All neighbors are welcome. Bring comments, questions, complaints and compliments. Call 954-786-7536 Commissioner Burrie to address Cresthaven Oct. 20 ADVERTISING? ITS PART OF DOING BUSINESS. CALL US. 954-783-8700.
The Pelican 13 Friday, October 14, 2011 The Pelican 954-783-8700 Theyre looking at changing the position and lowering the weight on the bottom of the buoy to make it more stable. He said repairs should be nished by Sunday. The arti cial project was completed late last month when the second of two solarpowered buoys was attached to the underwater structure intended to increase the rate of coral growth. The reef is just offshore about 300 yards south of Anglins Pier. The reef project was rst proposed in 2005 and a contract with Global Coral Reef Alliance, or GCRA, was approved in 2007. Originally, the project completion date was early 2009 but design changes and obtaining permits delayed it. GCRA has pioneered a process called Biorock that helps reefs survive and recover from disease by using low voltage direct current electricity. The electrical current causes minerals naturally dissolved in seawater to adhere to a metal structure. In her report to the commission Tuesday, Hoffmann said GCRA president, Dr. Thomas Goreau, had reported calci cation is already occurring on the structure. He said transplanting corals to the structure and ling monitoring reports are his next steps. That was before the weekend winds and waves. October can be a volatile month, said Mayor Roseann Minnet, speaking of the weather. Their responsiveness has been great. ReefContinued from page 1 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Voters in four northeast Broward cities will have local elections on their ballots at the presidential primary January 31, 2012. The decision to piggyback the March municipal elections onto the primary will save taxpayers real money, as much as $103,000 in Pompano Beach. The move means candidates in all the cities will be looking at campaigning throughout the holidays. Qualifying dates are Nov. 8 through Nov. 22. By voting this week to move up its election for three district seats, Pompano Beach reduces its cost by $30,000. Those seats are District 1, Cities save big by moving municipal elections to Januarynow held by Barry Dockswell, District 3 represented by Rex Hardin and District 5, by Vice Mayor George Brummer. The Lighthouse Point Commission also voted this week to hold its election in January and with this one decision saved its taxpayers $28,000. On the ballot will be the commission seats now held by Tom Hasis, Mike Long and Susie Gordon. In Lauderdale-by-the Sea, piggybacking onto the presidential primary saves $11,412 in election costs. Elected there will be a mayor and two commissioners, positions now held by Mayor Roseann Minnet, Vice Mayor Stuart Dodd and Commissioner Birute Anne Clottey. The Town of Hillsboro Beach saves $4,000 and will have two seats on the ballot, those occupied now by Jim Lambert and Rhea Weiss.
14 The Pelican Friday, October 14, 2011 Advertise in The Pelican for coverage in nine North Broward cities. Berners Flip Flop Award. Today, preachers, priests and rabbis are asked to not refer to a deity in their message. It works only some of the time. Berner herself became a member of the clergy when she announced at a meeting dressed in owing white garb that she was Lay Sister Zelda ordained by an online church. I wanted to show there are so many different churches, she says now. I think I made my point. Berner is also responsible for the menorah being placed alongside the nativity scene at Hillsboro Boulevard and US 1 and at city hall. It was a Christian friend of hers who put her onto the person who paid for the menorah after she was challenged by then City Manager Larry Deetjen to put my money where my mouth was. Although she was never a member of the Original Save Our Beach organization that fought hard and successfully against construction of a large restaurant in the pier parking lot, she says it was that issue that brought her to city hall. Two years ago, she lobbied hard for a no-smoking area at the beach and after some ado, the city established a nosmoking zone between SE 7 and SE 9 streets. She is disappointed that the area has not been expanded, but is proud of what she sees as a visible achievement. She also mounted an effort to y American ags from the lifeguard stands, an idea that proved not practical because of wind and weather. But Berner offered to make the ags herself and have them encased in weather proof material. I would have been the Betsy Ross of Deer eld Beach, she says. She is credited with coming up with the slogan the wrong tax at the wrong time, used by opponents of Deerelds newly enacted utility tax. She almost single-handedly raised $12,500 in Century Village for Deer elds Relay for Life event, the most money contributed by any one team before the actual event. She ran for the city commission twice, gathering little support from her constituents in Century Village and Crystal Lake. Today, she sits on the Villages Master Management Board and that, along with her appointment to the Deer eld Beach Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, are two important things for me to spend time on. Berner is particularly critical of the manner in which Mayor Peggy Noland tried to oust the entire housing authority board of commissioners.She doesnt have the right to do that, Berner said. (The mayor does appoint board members, but the housing authority is regulated by HUD). Would she consider running again for the commission? If you had asked me a month ago, I would have said yes. No one is District 3 knows as much about the city as I do, she said this week. But for now she has run out of juice. Her nal disappointment with the city happened recently when the 9-11 com-ActivistContinued from page 8memoration was taken away from me. Berner says she proposed the idea to the city and had secured $1,000 in funding with plans for a stage, music, and a reading of the names of those who perished that day. Somewhere in the planning the event changed hands, she says, and her input was ignored. They took 9-11 away from me, she said this week. So I am term limiting myself as an activist. Im not saying I will never come before the commission again if something important comes up. But Im not coming to every meeting and speaking out. They allow you three minutes, but they always have the last word. Caryl Berner at Deer eld Beach, with one of the signs of her success.
The Pelican 15 Friday, October 14, 2011 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach Sixteen of the 106 city employees laid off in July 2010 may have been granted a reprieve. Arbitrator James Reynolds has ordered the city to rank those employees with the other employees in their classifications to determine if they were let go improperly. Those that survive the cut will be rehired with back pay. The city and Local 1010 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades have been arguing the merits of the layoff since the city reorganized several departments and laid off 80 part time and 26 fulltime workers. Reynolds upheld of the layoff of all the part time employees, Human Resources Director Mike Milanowski said and 10 of the 26 fulltime employees. Now, he is compiling a comprehensive list of all employees with the same classification as those 16 and then will decide for each individual if the layoff was appropriate. Ranking the employees involves comparing seniority in three categories: classification, department and city, as well as two years of performance evaluations. Milanowski said he is about halfway through the process and will share his information with the arbitrator when he is finished. I am of a reasonable belief that the layoff of the 16 employees will be upheld, he said. The arbitrator also ruled the city was within its rights to affect layoffs due to changes in its organizational structure and a reduced need for employees. Petition drive against utility tax will continue Deerfield Beach Rescind the Utility Tax supporters will likely begin their efforts next week to gather the 1,234 new signatures needed to force a referendum on the tax. Co-chair Jean Robb said her committee has 15 days from the time she receives a letter from the Broward County Supervisor of Elections certifying 2,894 signatures already collected are valid. Needed are about 4,200 signatures of registered voters living in Deerfield Beach. Just when Robb will receive the letter was uncertain at press time. Also uncertain was the whereabouts of 973 petitions that were invalidated because they contained no precinct numbers. Robb contends she can correct those petitions and resubmit them to the elections office for certification giving her, along with an additional 1,234 names, the required number. City must reconsider layoff of 16 employeesThe Pelican. 954.783.8700
16 The Pelican Friday, October 14, 2011 SightingsA local calendar of events/ Email your listing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Always verify times and addresses. AuditionsOct. 25 An Evening with Sondheim auditions for experienced vocalists. Call 561-447-8829. EventsOct. 15 Blood Drive at the American Legion Unit 142, 171 SW 2 St., Pompano Beach. Donors get free hot dog or hamburger from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Garage Sale Siberian Husky Rescue. 7 to 4 p.m. at Safe Guard Self Storage, 2571 N. Fed. Hwy., Pompano Beach. Furniture & more. Call 954-540-7373. Oct. 22, Health Fair 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at NE Focal Point. Health screenings, door prizes, entertainment and clowns. Food available for purchase. Free screenings for all ages for blood pressure, cholesterol, massage, reiki, healing touch, podiatry, prostate, bone density and more. Mammography screenings by appointment. Call 954-276-5595. Free flu shots. Call 954-480-4449. Oct. 18, Zonta International will meet at Duffys of Deerfield Beach, 401 N. Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach at 11:15 a.m. Guest Speaker, Poppi Mercier, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Childrens Museum, who will bring the membership up to date on the new addition to the Museums Campus, The Rickards House and Jasons Music Hall. The Club will have networking from 11:15 11:45 and lunch at noon. Oct. 19 The Deerfield Beach Historical Society invites you to HISTORY AT HIGH NOON, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 at 12pm until 1pm in the Old School Museum, 232 NE 2nd Street (adjacent to City Hall). Our guest speaker is Paul Cowbone Buster. Cowbone will be sharing Seminole culture and history through artifacts and song. Please join us, bring your bag lunch, well provide drinks and dessert. Call the Historical Society with any questions at (954) 429-0378. Oct. 25 A card party held by the Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES DROVE 142 is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2011 at the Pompano Beach Elks Lodge 700 N.E. 10th St. Open to the public Bring your table of friends or group. Includes dessert and coffee. Call 561-479-2002 for reservations. Nov. 5 The MOMS Club of Lighthouse Point will host its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday Nov.5 from 8 a.m. to Noon. This years event will take place at the First Presbyterian Churchs Fall Festival. The church is located at 2331 NE 26th Avenue Pompano Beach, FL 33062. Each year we highlight moms with home based businesses, and this year well have everything from hair bows and Turkish towels to hand stamped jewelry and fine wines, plus practical purses and team tutus! Please join us to support our local moms and get a jump on your holiday shopping with unique gift ideas! Interested vendors, please email jennifercastresana@ hotmail.com Nov. 6, Chili Cook-off to benefit Gildas Club of South Florida. Teams forming now. The event takes place at Big Dog Station, 3148 NE 12 Ave., Oakland Park. Tasting is $1. Call 954-763-6776.MarketsGreen 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 171 See SIGHTINGS on page 17
The Pelican 17 Friday, October 14, 2011 4 pm Bereavement Support Group led by Hospice of SE Florida at American Burial & Cremation center @ Jennings Funeral Home 1801 E. Oakland Park Blvd. 954-7314321, Light refreshments will be served. 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 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 p.m.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.TheaterOct. 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 954-7267898.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 SW 2 St., Pompano Beach. Food is available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 954-942-2448. located at 301 N.W. 2nd Avenue in Deerfield Beach, offers a weekly Caregivers Support Group every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. MeetingsBereavement Oct. 18, and every 3rd Tuesday of the month following, 2pm SightingsContinued from page 16Advertise in The Pelican for coverage in nine North Broward cities. See SIGHTINGS on page 20
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20 The Pelican Friday, October 14, 2011 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Caldwell Theater7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton Oct. 16 Nov. 20, 2011 By Amy Herzog Selected Tuesdays at 8p.m. Wednesday Saturday at 8p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2p.m. 3 and 4 Play Mainstage Subscriptions $52.50 to $260.00 Single Ticket On Sale August 1, 2011 Prices $27 to $50 Full time students $10.561-995-2333 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 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 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1600 NE 5 Ave. Pompano Beach Fl, 33060 (North Side of the Good Year Blimp Base) Co-sponsored by the City of Pompano Beach All proceeds benefit Therapeutic Riding Center & Horses for Heroes Veteran Rehabilitation Program. www. BitByBitTherapy.org Come watch our special kids show off their riding skills! Watch a costumed horsey half time show. Join us at 2 p.m. for a public costume contest. Win a trophy! Public welcome to join us for pony rides, mini horses, hay rides, bounce house, ghoulish games, pumpkin patch, freaky fun and frightening food! SightingsContinued from page 16
The Pelican 21 Friday, October 14, 2011 The Pelican, We Mean Business -783-8700 By RJ BoylePELICAN ANGLERThe daytime swordfish bite has been very consistent this week, which is great news with the approach of the Sunburned Daytime Swordfish tourney coming this Saturday. Captains meet tonight at RJ Boyles studio, 5040 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, at 6:30 p.m. There has already been a heavy interest in this tourney with over Still time to jump into this tourney 30 boats already signed up. Theres still room for more. Call us at 954-420-5001. With fall upon us the dolphin and wahoo bite have begun with reports of 20 and 30-pound class fish from Palm beach to Miami in the 250 to 400 foot ranges. I talked to a comrade who works fulltime at the Sailfish Marina in Palm beach who reported on Mondays charter 10 out of 12 sailfish caught on the kites. It looks like this category Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001..is gearing up early and will be a species to target now. Drift boats out of Fish City have been giving us reports of consistent king and snapper bites, due to the tropical storm that came through. If you have any questions regarding the Sunburned Tourney call the shop ,or give us your fax number and we will be happy to send you a format of the rules. Fish hard, be safe and get tightUnited States Coast Guard Auxiliary boating course Boaters, passengers and captains can learn safe boating on Nov. 12 at Dixon Ahl Recreation Center, 2200 NE 38 St., Lighthouse Point beginning at 8 a.m. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-7 will present the All About Safety, or, ABS, course as a public service. Cost for the course is $45 and includes all materials. The ABS program meets all the requirements for the Florida Boater Education Identification Card which is now required for all boaters born after Jan. 1, 1988. New and experienced boaters are welcome. Topics include the identification of navigational aids, elementary boat handling and the rules for using the local waterways.
22 The Pelican Friday, October 14, 2011 initiatives. She also said the town needs to identify applicable grants. Money is available at state and federal levels, and the administration needs to spend time exploring these opportunities, she said. In thanking the commission, Hoffman said, I have enjoyed this job more than any job Ive ever had. Noting the commissioners are five very distinctive personalities, she said that makes it fun and challenging for me. Each of you comes at things from a different perspective, which results in reasoned decisions. Youre all dedicated to the same goal. Hoffman said she couldnt have accomplished what she has without the assistance of Bud Bentley, assistant town manager. The best decision I have short period. She has had to deal with a lot of skeletons in every cupboard, inefficiencies and out-of-date policies Dodd said he would like to see the commission kept more informed on staff changes, even though her contract doesnt require it. He scored her 4.3. She brings leadership and organizational skills this town hasnt seen in many years, Mayor Roseann Minnet said. Were very satisfied with your performance and hope you will stay with us, she said to Hoffman. In her written comments, Minnet suggested that once studies are completed for drainage, sewer and road repair priorities, the commission must look at a strategic plan for residential areas in the southern part of town and continue to improve green standards, but there is always room for improvement, Sasser said, adding I believe Connie is the most qualified, experienced and knowledgeable town manager this town has had. Her expertise and experience are invaluable. Sasser said improvement can be made by better balancing the strategic demands with the day-to-day operations. Connie is most valuable to us as a strategic thinker and her time should be weighted more heavily on strategy. It is very difficult in a small town not to get pulled down into the weeds, he said. Sometimes it is necessary, but I would like to see her spend even more time heavily weighted to the strategic. Commissioner Chris Vincent said Hoffmann has been responsive on all issues and proven to be fair with all employees at all levels. He said she has a great sense of awareness of the needs of residents and businesses. She is the most personable public employee Ive witnessed, he said giving her her highest score, 4.7. As goals, Vincent said she should continue to be innovative and creative in implementing strategic goals. Commissioner Birute Ann Clottey said Hoffmann jumped in and took off running and is to be commended for this. She is an analytical and strategic thinker with excellent people skills. LBTS has benefited from her outstanding leadership. But Clottey said she is concerned about a rush to outsource some departmental functions and wants to see the long-term benefit to residents and businesses before these types of decisions are made. The town manager has exceeded my expectations in many areas of her duties, Vice Mayor Stuart Dodd said. She has covered an enormous amount of ground in a very made was calling Bud on my first day here and asking him if he could report for work tomorrow, she said. Among the performance goals set for her, many have been completed Hoffman said, including developing a plan to implement the towns master plan, alleviating flooding by completing three drainage projects, improving the parking system and upgrading the towns outdated tech system. How they rated herMayor Minnet .. .4.0 Vice Mayor Dodd . 4.3 Commissioner Clottey. . .4.2 Commissioner Sasser . . 4.0 Commissioner Vincent . . 4.7 Hoffman Continued from page 1
The Pelican 23 Friday, October 14, 2011 By Ric GreenPELICAN WRITERPowered by a 7.0 Liter V8 and sporting an aluminum frame plus the use of select carbon-fiber components, the 2011 Z06 Chevrolet Corvette, Americas best known sports car, just keeps getting better. The 7.0 Liter LS7 aluminum block V8 with an 11.0:1 compression ratio that powers this famed street sports car delivers a certified 505 hp at 2011 Chevrolet Z06 Corvette; A legend continues6300 rpm and 470 lb.-ft. of torque at 4800 rpm. In addition to its size the engine employs lightweight titanium intake valves and connecting rods and contains a high-performance dry-sump oil system, which distributes pressurized oil to protect vital components under high-g driving conditions. With any race car or highperformance street car, lighter is better. An extremely favorable power-to-weight ratio is one of the key performance enablers of the Z06. Making the 2011 perform even better is the fact that it is the lightest Corvette at 3,175 lbs., thanks to a litany of racing-derived components. A major component of its performance is a light yet strong aluminum frame structure that weighs 138 lbs. less than an equivalent steel structure. This aluminum frame is also used on the C6.R race car that competes at Le Mans. In addition, a magnesium engine cradle and fixed roof structure plus carbon-fiber front fenders and carbon-fiber, balsa-sandwiched floorboards help save additional weight. While its power numbers are uber impressive, it is its traditional looks and lines that brand it as the red, white and blue answer to Italys red Ferrari when it comes how the world views the United States automotive sports car scene. The two-door 2011 Z06 Corvette, like its predecessors is a head turner recognizable for its long pointed sharp front-end design, its low-slung profile and its snub nose stern accented by twin tail lights. The $72,000 price tag may seem high to some, but it is my opinion that it is a fair price for this legendary Chevrolet. 2011 Chevrolet Z06 CorvetteSee CORVETTE on page 24
24 The Pelican Friday, October 14, 2011 Impressive brakes are necessary to stop a sports car capable of a top speed of 198 mph. The Z06 uses monoblock six-piston front calipers and four-piston rears. The extralarge 14-inch front rotors and 13.4-inch rears are vented and cross-drilled. Launch control is standard with the short-throw six-speed manual gearbox. It modulates engine rpm to lay the power down more smoothly while providing consistent acceleration times. Behind the steering wheel Deer eld Beach Not into sports? The Police Athletic League program is being expanded to include instruction in music production and the art of being a disc jockey. Registration for this new class is Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. noon at the PAL Center, 928 E. Hillsboro Boulevard. Students must be between ages 13 and 18 and currently enrolled in school. All requirements of the PAL program good grades, community participation, attendance, etc.will be in effect Director BSO Dep. Butch Santy said. Instruction will be limited to the rst 12 youngsters to apply. A legal guardian must be present and a birth certi cate shown to register. Santy said the program is free and is being implemented to attract kids not interested in wrestling, boxing and baseball. He said $20,000 from the community has been raised for this program. Classes will be held beginning Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 to 11 a.m. A ribbon cutting for the new facility will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the PAL Center. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. For more, call Santy at 954778-0174 or instructor Steve Collazo, 954-854-8084, Corvette provides a its pilot a premium driving environment with such options of rich leather coverings on the instrument panel upper, door panel uppers, console cover and sport seat surfaces. Dont want to take your eyes off the road? A heads-up display keeps the driver informed on speed, RPM, turn signals and radio stations. I never thought I would enjoy a Corvette as much as I did the 2011 Z06. It handles and performs like a sports car legend should. Fast to go, quick to stop, as I stated earlier, it just keeps getting better. PAL adds music component to its sports programs CorvetteContinued from page 23