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Friday, November 18, 2011 Vol. XIX, Issue 46 Call 954-783-8700 to Advertise Email: siren2415@gmail.com Pompano Beach Deer eld Beach Lighthouse Point Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Wilton Manors Oakland Park Hillsboro Beach The Galt Palm Aire The Pelican Pelican Visit us online at www.pompanopelican.com The The Pelican Pelican Pompano Beach Green Market-Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Housing Authority Board gives Davis a show of supportBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach Deer eld Beach Housing Authority Director Pam Davis weathered a three-hour questionand answersession before her board of commissioners last week. At the end of it all but one, Commissioner Michael Weiss, seemed satis ed that Davis had adequately explained her herself. See HOUSING on page 14 Beachfront towers get commission approvalBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFSecond hearing on 120-unit condo project is TuesdayPompano BeachCommissioners last week gave the nod to developers of two 17-story beachfront condominiums despite objections from residents who say the structures will block their views, air and light. In moving the project along, the commission followed staff and planning and zoning board recommendations and rezoned the three-acre tract from a category that allowed 25 residential units per acre to residential planned urban development, or RPUD. The new zoning increases the density on the parcel, but allows for design exibility that developer representatives say will have less impact on Petitions to rescind utility tax come up short By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach A last-ditch effort by members of the Rescind Utility Tax movement fell short this week. Petitions turned in to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections were found insuf cient to force a referendum on the tax. Of the 1,317 signatures submitted for certi cation, 546 were deemed invalid by the supervisors of ce. Needed to request an election were 1,200.See TOWERS on page 18Pelican reader, Juli MacDonald, photographed the impact of the October rains in Pompano Beach in the Lyons Park neighborhood. Feds step in with low cost loans for victims. See page 6. Days of Days of Rain Rain See PETITION on page 19 January elections bring candidates to the forefrontBy Judy Vik, Judy Wilson and Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFCandidates have until noon Tuesday to le for election on Jan. 31 in four area municipalities. Voters in Pompano Beach will elect three city commissioners. At press time only the incumbents had See ELECTIONS on page 27By Judy WilsonPELICANDeer eld Beach Sylvia Poitiers 40-year political career likely ended this week with her conviction on four counts of falsifying public records. Poitier, 76, was found guilty Wednesday. A sentencing hearing is set for Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. Maximum penalty for her misdemeanors is one Poitiers conviction may be the end of her long public role year in jail and $1,000 ne per count. Or she could receive probation, house arrest or community service. She has no prior convictions. The jury deliberated only 90 minutes before nding the former Broward County Commissioner and Deer eld Beach City Commissioner guilty of hiding the fact her brother See POITIER on page 3


2 The PelicanFriday, November 18, 2011 Pompano Beach The Community Redevelopment Agency, or CRA, will hold a public meeting to present pre-design work on the proposed Civic Campus site for the new Broward County Public Library and possible secondoor Cultural Center on Monday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 MLK, Jr. Blvd.. The meeting will include an update report of the Downtown Pompano Connectivity Plan and the ULI Technical Advisory Panel recommendations for the area. This will be the only public meeting regarding the Civic Campus project before the architectural design team begins work in early 2012. The public is encouraged to attend. A number of sites in the Downtown Pompano area will be reviewed for future development scenarios. The sessions throughout the day will be open for public participation. Plans for the Downtown Pompano Transit Oriented Corridor, TOD, will open to the public from Dec. 6 through Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon and 7 to 9 p.m. at 44 NE 1 St. Pompano Beach. Readers can download an agenda schedule at pompanobeachcra.com or pick it up in the CRA of ce, located inside city hall, Room 276. Call 954-786-4655. City ready to discuss civic/ cultural center with theater Lighthouse Christian School students honor Veterans with songs, program The school chorus joined in the Veterans Day celebration this month to honor American military men and women. Lighthouse Christian School is part of the First Presbyterian Church, or Pink Church in Lighthouse Point. Joining the students and staff were family and church members. The speaker was American Veteran W.D. Leip, The students also made cards to send to soldiers in Afghanistan. The schools ongoing project is a collection drive for crayons and coloring books to distribute to children in Afghanistan. To help or nd out more about the projects, call 954-941-7501.


The Pelican 3 Friday, November 18, 2011 Lionel Ferguson had loaned the West Deer eld Beach Businessman Association $46,000 to pay the taxes on 24, low-income living units. When it came time to vote the Association community block grant funds, Poitier stated other con icts of interest, but did not acknowledge that she had interceded for the Association and had persuaded Ferguson to come up the needed funds. This poor man is out $46,000, Mayor Peggy Noland said. Poitier was arrested in April, a month after handily winning re-election in District 2. A few months prior to that, Mayor Noland had called for Poitier to resign based on information that had come out in a review of city nancial records. Poitier refused to step down, but when arrested and charged with ve counts of falsifying public records, was suspended by the governor. Of Poitiers conviction, Mayor Noland said, She did something wrong and she got convicted. The public is not putting up with these shenanigans any longer. Poitier had several dozen supporters in the courtroom throughout her twoandahalfday trial. Among them was resident Terry Scott who said Thursday, I am staying 100 percent behind Commissioner Poitier. She is not guilty of any of the four charges. I do not believe the jury gave her a fair trial. Scott said he was really surprised at the verdict and that her other long time supporters are just as surprised. Scott said a great percentage of District 2 would agree with my comments. The person who may be at last resting easy is Commissioner Ben Preston, elected in June to ll Poitiers position. Had she been found not guilty, she would have been returned to the dais by the governor. I had resolved myself to whatever the legal system said, I would abide by it, Preston said on Thursday. Now that he has almost three years left in his term, Preston said he can go forward with his priorities two of which are making his district attractive to new businesses, and getting kids in programs that will keep them out of trouble. He is making plans to take a number of children to a movie being released in January about the Tuskegee Airmen, an elite squad of black pilots that made their mark in WWII. I want the kids to know their history, he said. Poitiers attorney Johnny McCray Jr., said he will ask Judge Melinda Broad to overturn the conviction. If that fails, he will le an appeal.PoitierContinued from page 1


4 The PelicanFriday, November 18, 2011 SightingsA local calendar for events, meetings and more in North Broward County. Please email calendar items to siren2415@gmail. com or fax to 954-783-0093. City meetingsWilton Manors Commission meeting, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive Pompano Beach Commission meeting, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at city hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd.OngoingFood Drive NE Focal Point. Drop off non-perishable donations from 8:20 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 227 NW 2 St., Deer eld Beach. Call 954-480-4449. Gold Coast Toastmasters Meet second and 4th Mondays of each month at Panera Bread, 1762 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale from 7 to 9 p.m.. Call 954-895-3555. 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 the corner of West Atlantic Boulevard and North Dixie Highway from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fresh vegetables, crafts, plants, food and music. 11/18 Island City Art Walk take in original art, sculpture and chat with the artists from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. This Friday marks the beginning of the Art Walk season which continues on the Third Friday of each month now until April. Call 954-547-9014. See SIGHTINGS on page 5


The Pelican 5 Friday, November 18, 2011 Sell your stuff or buy some at citywide yard saleOakland Park The city of Oakland Park will hold a citywide yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Highway. Vendors are responsible for providing their own tables, chairs and tents and any other items needed to display their goods. Cost is $20 for one space and $15 for each additional space for Oakland Park residents and $40 for one space and $20 for each additional space for non-residents. Call 954-630-4500 for more information.Once upon a time with pros Oakland Park Tellabration 2011: A Night of Storytelling for Adults is set from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Oakland Park Library, 1298 NE 37 St. Performers will be South Florida professional storytellers with special appearances by storytellers from the Miami Book Fair. They are Donna Washington, Pat Nease, Jackson Gillman and Oba William King. The Broward Storytellers Guild and Friends of the Oakland Park Library are event sponsors. Call 954-630-4372 for more information.SightingsContinued from page 411/18 Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone is the movie at this weeks Dive-In Theater at 6:30 p.m. at the main beach parking lot, Ocean Boulevard, Deer eld Beach. Bring blankets or chairs for seating. Refreshments will be sold. Admission is free. 11/19 Deer eld Beach The 2nd annual Garden Gathering at the Arboretum will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Constitution Park, 2841 W. Hillsboro Boulevard. Friends of the Arboretum will give tours of the facility and master gardeners will be available to answer questions on gardening in Florida. Admission is free. Plants will be for sale. 11/20 The First Presbyterian Church, 2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach. will host the Dillard Center of the Arts Womens Chorus in concert at 4 p.m. The chorus has been selected as one of the premier ensembles to represent choral music in the state of Florida. The concert is free. A free-will offering will be collected. Call 954-9412308. 11/20 Peter & the Wolf, UM Frost Symphony Orchestra with celebrity storyteller Martin Bookspan. Gusman Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. 305271-7150. 11/22 Card party hosted by Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES Drove 142 at the Pompano Beach ELKS Lodge 1898, 700 NE 10th St. Open to the public. Bring table of friends or group 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.includes dessert and coffee. Call 561-479-2002. 11/26 Light Up MLK for the Holidays takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Annie Adderly-Gillis Park, 601 Martin Luther King Blvd., Pompano Beach. The tree-lighting ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. The free community event will feature live music, local entertainment and other performances. Call 954-7867824. 11/26, 27 The 12th annual Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Craft Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, and See SIGHTINGS on page 11


6 The PelicanFriday, November 18, 2011 The Pelican . What can we do for you?Opinion/Announcements/Letters 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 certi ed 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 Executive Assistant: Mary Hudson Finance: Peter Pritchard 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 Copy editors: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Account Executives: Paul Shroads, Carolyn Mann, Bill Heaton, Special Of ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 Volume XIX, Issue 46 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren LettersDay of RemembranceBroward County Congressman Alcee Hastings will speak at the Sunshine Cathedral Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. to honor the life of Rita Hest, whose life as a transsexual person led to her murder in 1998. Twelve years ago, Hesters body was found in a Boston apartment after she had been stabbed to death. Hester, a popular musician on the rock n roll scene was 34. The memorial is part of the Day of Remembrance, sponsored by Transgender Equality Rights Initiative, or TERI. Sunshine Cathedral is located at 1480 SW 9 Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Congressman Hastings will discuss the injustice and struggle of transgender persons. The event will be followed by a candlelight vigil and a reception.Getting ready for the Big TasteLighthouse Point The Annual Taste of Lighthouse Point is around the corner, in January at the Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club. Members are now seeking donations of goods, services and baskets for the events auction. The Taste invites local restaurants to participate with their signature dishes. Wine vendors offer a variety of tastings as well. More than 400 people attended the event last year. For more information, or to make an auction donation or become a sponsor, email cynthiatenberg@bellsouth.net.Heavenly Pizza owner offers Thanksgiving feast to all Pompano Beach -Phil Kassees, owner of Heavenly Pizza, 2647 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, is ring up his ovens for traditional Thanksgiving meals this year, and you are invited. Kassees says he plans to prepare the meals right by the book on Thanksgiving Day with turkey, dressing and all the trimmings. And these meals will be offered to everyone who may not have a place to go this year. The Heavenly Pizza team will start cooking the night before so they will have a buffet table ready to serve as early as 10 a.m. Kassees will offer Bible studies at 8 and 10 a.m. for those who wish to attend. There will be no charge for the dinners.Beach groins topic of Hillsboro workshopHillsboro Beach A presentation of beach groin systems will be held at a workshop meeting of the city commission Monday, Nov. 21, 5:30 p.m. Consultants Coastal Systems International will discuss the use of groins to prevent beach erosion. Commissioner Claire Schubert who oversees the towns beaches said with new technology and designs groins are different than they were when Deerfields system was put in place years ago causing continuous erosion problems on the towns north beach. The public is encouraged to attend.Light up Lauderdale-By-The-SeaIts time to celebrate and let Lauderdale-By-The-Sea shine! Help put twinkles in the eyes of our children, residents and visitors! If youd like to help with the judging, please volunteer.All businesses, condos and residences in LBTS are invited to dress up for the Annual Holiday Decoration Contest to be organized and judged by the LBTS Property Owners Association.There will be seven categories single family homes, restaurants, merchants, multi-family units (apartments), high-rise condos, low-rise condos and hotels. All locations will be looked at, but if you want to make sure youre considered and for the correct category, call event chair Cindy Geesey at (954) 776-5974. 2010 and 2009 winners are ineligible for 2011. Judging will be based on color, creativity, theme and impact and will be held December 16-18. Cindy Geesey Lauderdale-By-The-SeaLibrarian bids farewell to her namesake, The Doreen Gauthier Lighthouse Point LibraryDear Doreen, As we approach Thanksgiving, you are one of the people we will all be thankful to have known for having been in our daily lives at the library: the library that bears your name where you have given 32 years of devoted service to the changing and expanding world of books, information and community activities. As for me, I cant imagine Tuesday morning without you. You say your retirement is bittersweet. For those of us you are leaving, it just seems bitter. But for you, our wishes are for glorious days of free time and rewarding ways to ll it. Please consider writing your memoirs of Life In One Library, where you have touched thousands of lives. There is always room for you in our writers group. One of your army of admirers, Phyllis J. Neuberger, The Tuesday Morning Writers Group Broward County Damage resulting from the heavy rains between Oct. 28 and Oct. 31 have left homeowners, renters and business owners with signi cant repairs. But help is already here. Because the damage did not fall under the criteria of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, Gov. Rick Scott has tapped the Small Business Administration, a federal agency, to assist rain victims. SBA has opened of ces at The Mills Pond Park Community Center, 2201 NW 9 Ave., Fort Lauderdale to process damage applications. Low-cost loans will be available to those persons who can validate their claims of damage. Michael Lampton, director of affairs of the SBA Of ce of Disaster Assistance, said the of ces will be open through Nov. 22 and if needed, days of operation will be extended. Loans for homeowners, up to $200,000 will be issued at a rate of 2.063 percent. Renters may seek loans for up to $40,000 at the same rate. Loans for nonpro t businesses that were damaged are 3 percent. Business owners may seek loans of up to $2 million at a rate of 4 percent. Deadlines for loans relating to property damages are Jan. 13. Loans regarding economic loss must be led by Aug. 14. Call 800-659-2955 for more information.Federal agencies offer low-cost loans due to recent rain damage


The Pelican 7 Friday, November 18, 2011 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFIn accepting her Shining Star Award at the Annual Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce luncheon, on Oct. 20, Jean M. McIntyre said, I really have to share this award with my employer, iBERIABANK. Im living proof of the banks commitment to people. Thats why I can do what I do with the banks blessings. And what she does in this city has made her a Shining Star. Four years ago when her banking career brought her to Pompano Beach, McIntyre joined the Chamber and soon after reinstated and led the Leadership Program which had been dormant for many years. She says, This program gives participants the opportunity to connect and learn about the community they live and work in. They have in depth meetings with rst responders, businesses, education, medical, government and other important areas that make up Vice president/branch manager of iBERIABANK, Jean M. McIntyre named a Light of Community a successful community. McIntyre explains, Now that we have graduated our rst class with high marks from every member, we will continue to offer the program every year as an important way for the Chamber to serve this community. McIntyre also serves as a board member of the Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club. It is a pleasure to work with this international service organization and its activities locally and globally. Kiwanis does so much to improve conditions world wide, one child and one community at a time. Her third activity is the Chamber itself. She currently serves on its executive board and is the chair-elect of the Chamber for 2012. I put a high value on the Chamber and what it can do for businesses and the community. It is particularly exciting to be part of Pompano Beach right now as the community, the city, the chamber and business leaders are moving forward together as successful partners, she says. After 30 years in banking, McIntyre is still amazed that her employer, a 5-Star Bank encourages this kinds of community involvement. She says, iBERIABANK is a 124 year-old-bank out of Lafayette, Louisiana with 171 branches. We just dont say we care about the communities were in. We walk the walk, investing in over 200 non-pro t organizations annually. Its a pleasure to represent a bank that has such a ne reputation in its eld. iBERIBANK is the sixth bank listed in Forbes Magazines Dec. 20, 2010 list of Americas Top Rated Banks.Her backgroundI wanted to be a doctor and ended up a banker, but I have no regrets, she reminisces. My career began with the Royal Trust Bank of Pembroke Pines as a teller. Soon I was supervising a team of 12. While I was doing this job, I was in college with a pre-med major. Banking interested me so much I changed directions and have been fortunate to have had experience in every aspect of retail banking. Being a branch manager is my most rewarding position because of my client relationships which have evolved into true friendships. Mentoring others who are building careers in this eld gives me great pleasure. Her rst priorities are husband, Gary, and their three children, Lindsay, Kyle and Eryn. And now, she adds, our precious 3-year old grandson Kyle. Before ending the interview, The Pelican couldnt resist asking what iBERIABANK is doing with debit cards. Her answer was, We do not charge for using debit cards. We also partner with ATMs like Publix Presto and Community Cash for free ATM access when clients cant get to the bank. We still offer free business and personal checking as well. Congratulations Jean McIntyre on your award and thank you for your service to this community. Jean M. McIntyre, at her desk at iBERIABANK, 990 N. Federal Hwy. in Pompano Beach where she is a Vice President and Branch Manager. [Photo by Phyllis J. Neuberger] Stuff the turkey, not the petDr. Tim Johnston, veterinarian, Broward County Animal Care and Adoption, reminds all pet owners to keep their dogs and cats safe during the holiday weekend. So much of Thanksgiving centers around food and eating that people often are tempted to feed a traditional Thanksgiving meal complete with turkey and stuf ng to their pets. However, such a meal can get your dog or cat very sick or can even be lethal, cautions Dr. Johnston. Instead, the veterinarian offers ten important safety tips to ensure that your pet stays healthy and safe. Keep your pet on its regular feeding schedule. Whatever time you normally feed your pet, stay with that routine. Feed your pet its regular food. Giving pets Thanksgiving scraps can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting. Do not feed your pet any part of the turkey. While people may think that turkey is safe, often the seasoning from the turkey drippings, along with the skin and gravy can cause pancreatitis in ammation of the pancreas. Do not give your pet bones! Turkey bones are particularly dangerous since they can splinter and cause intestinal damage. Secure the garbage pail! Table scraps, food wrappings, bones and other items can be tempting to your pet. Even simple items like aluminum foil and the string from the turkey can be consumed since your pet will smell See PETS on page 13


8 The PelicanFriday, November 18, 2011 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. Briefs By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFPatients of Dermatology by the Sea at 4341 Bougainvilla Drive in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea reap the bene ts of this father and son dermatology practice. Dr. Thomas Breza, Sr. is well known in the area Father, Son team up at Dermatology By The Sea to deal with skin cancer and diseases of the skin, nails where he has been practicing since July 1, 1977. It was 13 years ago that he moved into his own building, with a large number of patient rooms and a hospital quality surgical suite. Patients are always grateful to nd adequate parking along the south side of the building.. A year and a half ago, his son, Thomas Breza Jr., joined his practice soon after completing a Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Fellowship at the University of Florida. Breza Sr. laughs and quips, He taught me a few things, and I taught him a few things. Jr. has developed his own practice. Of course we cover for each other, but basically patients specify which of us they are here to see. Breza Sr. has ve children and they are all in the medical eld, except for one who is an actress. He says, This practice focuses on dealing with skin cancer and other diseases of the skin and nails. We specialize in medical and surgical cases We are not into the cosmetic end of dermatology. We sell no products.. Young Dr. Breza was recently chosen to do all of the Mohs surgeries for the University of Florida in Gainesville. Im honored, he says with an easy smile. Ill be up in Gainesville several days each week until they hire a full time Mohs surgeon. Both my Dad and I do Mohs Micrographic Surgery right here in our surgery every day. Dad joins in with Its the best way to deal with skin cancer. We take out the cancer with minimal tissue removal. The tissue is analyzed via frozen section while the patient remains in surgery so that if more tissue must be removed, we can do it immediately. The wound is closed Father and Son Team! Drs. Thos. Breza Sr. and Jr. have a successful dermatology practice at Dermatology By The Sea, in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. including a hospital quality surgery on the premise. They specialize in diseases of the skin and nails using Mohs Micrographic Surgery for skin cancer. [Photo by Phyllis J. Neuberger]See BREZA on page 26Bonsai classesStudents of floral design are welcomed at the Flower Cottage, 300 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach to learn the art of Bonsai from an experienced bonsai instructor. Classes are $45 each and include the tree and instructions. Classes will continue from Dec. 7. Call 954-943-3121.Workshop in Pompano BeachThe City of Pompano Beach will host a workshop, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m. at the commission chambers, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. to discuss future plans for Alsdorf Park, the Pompano Beach Cemetery and solid waste policies. Book SaleThe Lighthouse Point Library continues its fall book sale on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dixon Ahl Hall, 2220 NE 38 St., Lighthouse Point. All proceeds support the library. Call 954-946-6398.Lighthouse AGlowThe annual holiday celebration in Lighthouse Point and the of cial lighting of the holiday tree takes place Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Frank McDonough Park, 3500 NE 27 Ave., Lighthouse Point.


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10 The PelicanFriday, November 18, 2011 Pompano Park dedicated to Annie Adderly-Gillis By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFThe Annie Adderly Gillis Park was dedicated on Oct. 29 this year at 601 Martin Luther King Blvd., Pompano Beach. Friends, family and city of cials gathered to celebrate the life of Mrs. Adderly-Gillis, who died in February at 98. Mrs. Adderly-Gillis time in Pompano Beach began when she was 22. She lived with her sister Elizabeth in a house that lacked indoor plumbing until the early 1950s. It was the large community admiration that grew over the years that brought this day, the park and these people together. Mrs. Adderly-Gillis is remembered for using her family boat after the 1948 ood to rescue people from their homes. She baked communion bread for the members of Bethel A.M.E. Church for 40 years. She served in many capacities for the church including serving on the board of trustees. Hazel Armbrister, moderator of the dedication recalled Adderly-Gillis famous hats. Commissioner Woody Poitier welcomed YOUNG MEN OF NOBILITY The Mount Steppers entertained the audience at the dedication of the Annie Adderly-Gillis Park in Pompano Beach last the audience, many of whom were descendents of AdderlyGillis. Melondy Lewis performed Wind Beneath My Wings by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley. Adderly-Gillis life, as it was unveiled at the dedication, was not one of splash, glitter or fame. Instead this Pompano Beach woman quietly set an example of living that helped others grow in stature. She had a direct line to the Master, said Dorothy Gay, a friend of the family. See PARK on page 11 Annie Adderly-Gillis


The Pelican 11 Friday, November 18, 2011 Among those present at the dedication were AdderlyGillis son, Ralph Adderly, executive director of the Pompano Beach Housing Authority, Beverly PerkinsMoody, granddaughter, Art Kennedy, representing Congressman Alcee Hastings and Pastors Wanda Grooms and Eddy Moise, Jr. The show-stoppers at the dedication were the Mount Stepper, Men Of Unity, Nobility and Tenacity, under the direction of Tangia McCormick. The park is now open to the public and will celebrate its rst city event with the lighting of the Christmas Tree at the park at 5 p.m., Nov. 26. Last year, Mrs. AdderlyGillis, was chosen to light the tree at the Light Up MLK for the Holidays.ParkContinued from page 10Sunday, Nov. 27, at El Prado Park at El Prado and El Mar Drive. The location is just north of Commercial Boulevard. The event is sponsored by the LBTS Chamber of Commerce and produced by American Craft Endeavors. Items for sale include pottery, paintings, hand-crafted jewelry, gourmet sauces and orchids. For more information, call 561-746-6615. 11/27 -Handels Messiah at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 7955 Royal Palm Blvd., Margate. Professional soloists from the Florida Grand Opera, directed by John Moore. Call 954-752-3030. The concert is free. A free-will offering will be taken. 11/27 Intracoastal History Tour Deer eld Island Park 1720 Deer eld Island park, Deer eld beach from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Family event. Tour is $5. Boat shuttles leave dock at 9:30 a.m. Call 954-357-5100 11/30 Evensong performed by Gay Mens Chorus for the Vigil of World AIDS Day at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 1750 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-563-4508. SightingsContinued from page 5 See SIGHTINGS on page 12


12 The PelicanFriday, November 18, 2011 12/01 World AIDS Day Candle light services at 7 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 12/01& 03 Florida Grand Opera Luisa Fernanda at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 12/01 Broward Sierra Clubs Annual Holiday Party and Pot Luck Dinner. Bring a dish to share or $6. We suggest folks bring main dishes, salads, cheese & crackers, wine or other beverages, etc. Please also bring your own non-disposable plates, cups and utensils. Raf e tickets will be available for $3 each or 3 for $5. In addition, Florida Hometown Democracys Leslie Blackner will speak to us about the future of land use in Florida. 12/02 AAUW Annual Toys for Tots Holiday Luncheon, American Association of University Women, Pompano Beach Branch. Brooks Restaurant, 500 S. Federal Highway, Deer eld Beach. Bring an unwrapped toy. Cost $30. Call 954-524-2938. 12/02 Delray String Quartet performs The Romantic Clarinet with clarinetist, Paul Green, All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Lauderdale. Call 561-213-4138. 12/03 Classes begin for certi cation as a Florida Master Naturalist at the Fountain Room of Plantation Heritage Park. The course requires 24 contact hours. Cost is $150. Graduation is Dec. 19. For more information visit http://www.masternaturalist. Enrollment is on a rst-come, rst-served basis, and is limited to 22 by the University of Florida. Registration closes at 9 a.m. on November 28. Call 954-357-8115. 12/03Assumption Catholic Church will hold its third annual Craft and Gift Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the church hall, 2001 N. Ocean Blvd., LBTS. Hot dogs, drinks and baked goods will be for sale. Vendors who want to participate should call Dorothy at 954-9429946 to reserve a table. 12/03 Bird Walk in Deer eld Beach Catch the shuttle boat at Sullivan Park Dock at 8 a.m. Walk is led by volunteer Gloria Cashin and begins at 8:30 a.m. FOr ages 6 and up. Cost is $3 per person. Call 954-357-5100. 12/04 Lecture series at Fern SightingsContinued from page 11 Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek, Dangerous Plants, Animals and Insects, presented at noon. Lectures are for all ages. Cost per person is $3. Call 954-3575198. 12/05 Report on Pompano Beach CRA plans for civic center/cultural center and Downtown Pompano. 6 p.m., E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. Call 954786-4655. 12/08 Holiday Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at Jaycee See SIGHTINGS on page 13


The Pelican 13 Friday, November 18, 2011 The Pelican 954-783-8700 the food and seasonings on such items. Be sure that all trash containers, both inside the house and outside, are securely closed so that animals cannot tear through the garbage for a private Thanksgiving feast. Keep your pet in another room during dinnertime, so that they cannot sit and beg at the table. In addition, guests will not be tempted to give them any food. Do not give pets chocolate! Chocolate is toxic and can affect the heart and nervous system. Do not give your pet alcohol or eggnog to drink. Alcohol can cause coma and death in animals. Eggnog is extremely rich and can cause diarrhea. Do make sure that your pet has plenty of fresh water at all times. Most important, make sure that your pet is wearing proper identi cation. Pets can easily escape through the front or patio doors when guests come to your home. Remember that all dogs and cats within Broward County must be licensed and wear the license tag on their collar. This is the best to ensure that your pet is reunited with you if he or she becomes lost during the Thanksgiving holiday. Broward Countys Animal Care and Adoption Center is dedicated to providing shelter for lost and surrendered animals as well as the successful adoption of pets. The agency also coordinates the licensing of dogs and cats and provides rabies vaccinations in order to encourage a healthier pet population. PetsContinued from page 7SightingsContinued from page 12Park, corner of Wilton Drive and Northeast 21 Court, Wilton Manors. 12/10 FAU Madrigal Dinner Music, courtly elegance, chivalry and food. St. Gregorys Episcopal Church, 100 NE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton. Tickets are $100 [Includes a $75 tax-deductible gift to FAUs Choral Vocal Studies. Call 561-297-2337. 12/06 Ruths List, a progressive pro choice group meets at DaDa Restaurant, 52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach at 7 p.m. for conversations with elected of cials. www.ruthslist org 12/10 Holiday Craft & Outreach Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Community Church, 4433 Bougainvillea Drive, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea. Call 954-263-1765. See SIGHTINGS on page 19


14 The PelicanFriday, November 18, 2011 Among their gravest concerns on the list of more than 50 questions Commissioner Weiss presented them last month, was a con ict of interest issue raised when it was learned that the Authoritys architect Kim Dellastatious was married to the president of Ridge Construction, a company that did work for the Authority. Davis and her staff defended Ridges work saying it was better quality and cheaper than others had provided. She agreed that the two would not work on the same projects in the future, but Commissioner Weiss disagreed saying, Anytime you put a husband and wife together, it raises suspicions. Weiss said he will bring that issue up again. Others on the board found no fault with Davis using Ridge. I dont think a good contractor should be penalized . why tie the hands of the administration? Commissioner Joan Maurice said. Commissioner Ernestine Gray said, It is hard to get people to work on public housing. Why should we penalize this person? Commissioner Joan Maurice said, I dont see misuse of funds. Some mistakes may have been made. Big deal. Well x them. This board will support you and your staff, she told Davis. Were here to help you. Lets end this thing. Commissioner Weiss also had questions about attorney Bill Crawfords long stint as the Authoritys legal counsel. Crawford served for many years without his position going out to bid. In 2010, he was awarded a contract through the bid process. I think it should be put out to bid again immediately, Weiss said. The questions, some lengthy and involved, delved into Davis relationships with various vendors, internal control procedures, HUDs procurement review, the Palms Townhomes, housing managed, but not owned, by the Authority and public records requests. Davis had prepared a written response which she read page-by-page to the commissioners. At the end of each questioned topic, the commission went on record as being satis ed with Daviss explanations. When challenged by a board member, Commissioner Weiss admitted that the questions he produced had been provided him by local blogger Chaz Stevens and red housing authority employee, Leslie Hall. My obligation is to bring every public concern forward, Commissioner Weiss said. HousingContinued from page 1


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16 The Pelican Friday, November 18, 2011 Seaside Grill1406 N. Ocean Blvd Pompano Beach954-783-3193www.seasidegrill.comBy Malcolm McClintockFOOD WRITERLocated at the sandy end of 14th St. Causeway, at the Lighthouse Cove resort, the newly opened Seaside Grill owners invite locals and tourists alike to experience its friendly ambiance, tasty fare and soothing vistas. Brainchild of Pittsburgh transplant Bret Hughes, this bright and airy trattoria, with murals by local artist Mark Vose, has been earning substantial plaudits from visiting patrons. I honestly think we have the best food on the beach, says Hughes, a former Kettle Chip executive. And the view is beautiful especially at night when there is a full moon. This menu is a true South Florida/Caribbean blend with up a host of tantalizing specialties that will satisfy a wide array of palettes. Seafood aficionados will appreciate the barely breaded lump crab cakes with mango chutney, the flour tortilla fish tacos, the sauted mussels in garlic white wine sauce, the homemade smoked fish dip, the seared sesame tuna or the fried calamari with Fra Diablo. Our fire jerk shrimp is definitely my favorite, says GM Brian Dewar, a Jamaican native who was in charge of the iconic Joes Riverside Grill for 17 years before bringing his managerial talents to the Seaside. But we also have other great appetizers like pulled pork sliders. Our warm goat cheese plate with sundried tomatoes, pesto and roasted garlic is excellent. Soups and salads such as the Bahamian Conch Chowder made from the original Spanish Wells recipe or the mouthwatering Tropical Jerk chicken salad with citrus vinaigrette will be favorites. The Buffalo chicken salad is really quite good, says Hughes who is also quite fond of the many satisfying sandwiches such as the Blackened Mahi Mahi, the Grilled Vegetable Wrap, the Clubhouse Classic and, of course, succulent burgers like the juicy 10-ounce handformed Black Angus beach burger with melted cheese and applewood smoked bacon. Pecan-crusted snapper, Pompano Beachs new Seaside Grill serves up avorful favorites by the seashoreThe Fire Jerk Shrimp offer a taste of the Islands thanks to a spicy garlic thyme butter sauce. The zesty buffalo chicken salad features crispy mixed greens, crumbled bleu cheese, ripe tomatoes, red onions and pepperoncini topped with spicy, boneless buffalo chicken. See SEASIDE GRILL on page 17


The Pelican 17 Friday, November 18, 2011 Chilean salmon Florentine, the seafood trio platter with cold-water lobster tail, Alaskan snow crab and jumbo shrimp scampi give patrons what they want. But its not all surf. Seaside offers Center Cut Filet Mignon with portabella mushrooms and cabernet reduction. Gourmands can add the Oscar style topping to their meat, a rich, creamy lump crab and asparagus barnaise sauce. Seaside is a perfect spot to bring the gang for holiday get-togethers or office functions, team events. All menu items are available for take-out. Most appetizers, salads and sandwiches are in the $7-$10 range while large entres are between $16 and $27. All major credit cards are accepted The 2 for 1 Happy Hour is from 4 to 7 p.m. daily and the fully-stocked bar has 3 large flat screen TVs. Take advantage of $10 buckets of beer or $5 well drinks at all times. Enjoy! Seaside GrillContinued from page 16 General Manager Brian Dewar, friendly bartender Maria and owner Bret Hughes are happy to invite everyone to the Seaside Grill for good food and good times.


18 The Pelican Friday, November 18, 2011 neighboring buildings. The tract, at 1116 N. Ocean Boulevard, is owned by The Related Group, one of the countrys largest builders and managers of residential units. The company has nine condominium buildings in Hollywood and Miami, a location at CitiPlace in West Palm Beach and a project on hold for the old Hyde Park site at 500 E. Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Their attorney, Debbie Orshefsky, said her client has worked with its nearest neighbor Century Plaza to achieve a mitigation agreement. Plaza resident Ed Stanton said this week the condo board has accepted $82,500 from the developers to compensate residents for construction noise and inconvenience. Of that amount, the condo attorneys get almost half for negotiating the number, Stanton said. A retired attorney, Stanton tried to put city staff and Orshefsky through a cross examination aimed at showing that there is no hardship to justify the rezoning. Under the city code, properties with the RPUD classi cation, must be at least ve acres, or show a hardship that makes development dif cult. Stanton said Orshefsky has shown no evidence whatever that there are unusual circumstances connected to the property. Later, he told the Pelican that he and other residents of his building would le a lawsuit against the city on the grounds it did not meet the legal requirements of a rezoning. There is no evidence to justify the waiver, he said. Stanton, who lives on the eighth oor of Century Plaza in a corner unit, said construction of the 17-story towers would block his water and horizon views as well as lower the real estate value of his home. Stanton said the shape of Relateds rectangular parcel did not create the necessary hardship, but Orshefsky responded that there are other conditions that justify the rezoning including the difculty of developing land surrounded by other buildings. Century Plaza is located south of the proposed project. To the north is a proposed eight-story hotel recently approved by the city. Stanton also questioned building setbacks especially from his building, the closest to one of the towers. Drawings presented by the project architect showed light lines between the 160-foot towers, underground parking and lush, native landscaping. The building footprints will cover 37 percent of the parcel rather than the 60 percent allowed under the old zoning, he said. In response to both Stanton and Maureen Mangan, a resident of NE 12 Street who said the new development will take away her sunrise, City Commissioner Barry Dockswell said, We are looking for something with less impact than what was allowed there. The old RM-25 zone would have permitted 25 units per acre, for a total of 75. The current plan calls for 130 living units in the two towers. Second reading of the rezoning ordinance is set for Tuesday, Nov. 22. TowersContinued from page 1 Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700


The Pelican 19 Friday, November 18, 2011 Jean Robb, co-chair of the petition drive, said Wednesday, she had hired a consultant to check the petitions for precinct accuracy, one of the aws when the initial drive ended September 30. This time, 38 petitions stated incorrect precincts and four had no precinct numbers. I nd it dif cult to believe that we had 38 incorrect precincts. I have asked for a copy of the 546 signatures that were invalidated, Robb said. Another 13 petitions had no signatures at all. But the largest number of invalid signatures was due to the fact 303 voters had already signed the petitions. When we had a total of 15 days to amend our petition, we had no way to determine whether the signer had signed before, Robb said. In her rst effort, Robb turned in 5,614 signatures of registered voters of which 2,720 were found to be invalid. She says poorly de ned precinct maps resulted in workers attaching the wrong precinct to the petitions. Her aim had been to collect 4,200 valid signatures, 10 percent of the voters registered here in the last election. We will be looking at the next election for representatives who will repeal this abusive tax, Robb said. The public service tax, commonly referred to as a utility tax, was enacted last summer and went into effect at the start of the citys scal year, October 1. It places a 10 percent charge on water and power usage and is in place in almost all Broward County cities to supplement ad valorem tax revenues. PetitionContinued from page 1 SightingsContinued from page 13 12/11 Pompano Beach Boat Parade Seats are available on the Musette. $55 per person, 4-hour sail, buffets dinners, open bar, live music. Boarding is 5 p.m. at Two Georges at the Cove, Deer eld Beach. Call 561-7919686. 12/11 Symphony of the Americas Society hosts Broadway Costume Luncheon at Costume World Museum, 2313 NW 30 Place, Pompano Beach. Lunch will be served on china and under the Crystal of the New York Restaurant, Tavern on the Green. Entertainment and costume histories included. Tickets $95 per person. Call 954335-7002. 12/11-17 Festival of Lights sponsored by The Womens Club of Coconut Creek. December 11, 10, 17 and18, 10 am at Rowe Community Center, 900 NW 43rd Ave, Coconut Creek. The Womens Club of Coconut Creek will be selling candle kits to light the streets on December 24th for Santas arrival. Contact Sandy at 954-952-7321 or sandy.welch@ hotmail.com. 12/16-18 Annual Holiday Decoration Contest, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea for condos, homes and businesses. Call 954-776-5974. 12/18 Free Christmas Concert, Sunday, 7 p.m. at Cokesbury United Methodist Church,1801 NW 65th Ave, Margate, FL 33063, phone 954-972-3424. Nursery will be provided. See SIGHTINGS on page 21


20 The Pelican Friday, November 18, 2011 By Ric GreenCAR WRITERBeauty is in the eye of the beholder, goes the old adage. In the automotive world where manufacturers work to design vehicles that are visually appealing around the world, it is the truly gutsy company like Nissan that takes chances rolling out cars like the Cube, the JUKE, the Leaf and the wonderfully fast GT-R. But when the 2012 Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet first 2012 Nissan Murano Cabriolet: Different is appealingcame to my attention, it was an article in the June 25, 2011 edition of the Wall Street Journal where Dan Neil said of the two-door convertible, Some cars may strike your fancy and others not, but its a rare product that is really crazy-awful The 2012 Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet is unique to say the least. When I first saw it, I admit to being caught off guard. It has the familiar Murano front end and grill, but then it starts to morph into something unexpected of the very popular fourdoor SUV. First of all I notice the hard top roof is gone. It has been replaced with a fabric constructed convertible top that is mechanically stowed in the trunk. Next, two of the four doors have vanished and since the roof has disappeared so have the b posts between. As you walk around the Murano Cross Cabriolet, you notice that this convertible sits higher than the standard rag top. Walk around back and the roomy storage area, a See MURANO on page 21 With a price tag of just under $50,000 you expect a lot and you get it even though it is available in only one loaded trim level. The Murano Cabriolet comes standard with 20-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights, fog lights, heated mirrors, a fully powered soft top and keyless ignition/entry.


The Pelican 21 Friday, November 18, 2011 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. signature the SUV Murano, is still be there, but it is hidden in a very roomy trunk. Open the side door and it looks like a fully loaded luxury Murano and as a convertible it has a vast amount of passenger room both front and back. I took a Murano Cross Cabriolet on my Sunday morning rounds, which always ends with a trip to Publix. On this particular Sunday I witnessed the validation of the old adage about beauty and the beholders eye. When I parked, a husband and wife walked up to me asked me what was I driving and where could they get one, I thought they were joking. No, they were actually giddy about it. Then I was just about to the door when a friend that had seen me in the parking lot approached me to inquire about the fun looking car. When I finished my shopping I returned to the parking lot to find another couple, this one visiting from Maryland, who finished their line of questioning asking if the Murano Cabriolet was available in their home state. Over the next couple of days the looks and inquires continued to be a common occurrence. While the attention it generated was cool, it did make me rethink my taste in automotive design as I had been leaning toward being a member of the Dan Neil camp. Under the skin it is still a Murano powered by a 3.5liter V6 that produces 265 horsepower and 248 poundfeet of torque. All-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) are standard. Also standard are antilock brakes, traction and stability control, pop-up roll bars, front seat side airbags and doormounted curtain-style side airbags. With a price tag of just under $50,000 you expect a lot and you get it even though it is available in only one loaded trim level. It comes standard with 20-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights, fog lights, heated mirrors, a fully powered soft top and keyless ignition/ entry. In the cockpit, it gets automatic dual-zone climate control, cruise control, a rearview camera, an eightway power driver seat with power lumbar adjustment, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and a poweroperated tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Additional standard electronic features include a navigation system with realtime traffic updates, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, plus a seven-speaker Bose sound system with CD player, satellite radio and iPod connections. So if you want a unique looking ride that has the more interior room than the standard convertible, make your way to the Nissan dealer and check out the 2012 Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet and dont forget the sunscreen. MuranoContinued from page 201/27 St. Jude Classic Golf Tournament, Woodlands Country Club, Tamarac. 954-323-8405.Fishing PiersPompano Beach Fishing Pi er extends more than 1,000 feet into the Atlantic, 222 N Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach, Anglins Pier Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, 954-491-9403 Deer eld Beach International Pier 200 NE 21st Ave., Deer eld Beach. 954426-9206. 954-9431488LeisureThe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142 has Bingo on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at 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 Deer eld 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., Deer eld Beach at 11:15 a.m. Zonta International is a classi ed service organization wotking to advance the status of women through service and advocacy. Call 561-392-2223. SightingsContinued from page 19 See SIGHTINGS on page 24


22 The Pelican Friday, November 18, 2011 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 We Mean Business! Get to know your local Merchants HELP WANTEDFULL SERVICE NAIL TECHNICIAN Needed With Or Without Following. Pompano Beach. The Orange Room Salon. Please Call 954782-8838. 12-9 LOCAL PEST CONTROL CO Looking For Quality Sales/Service Tech. Must Be Dependable, Team Player, Good Drivers License & People Skills. Will Train Right Person. Fax Resume 954-4183982. 11-18 SEEKING EMPLOYMENTADULT AIDE Warm and caring bilingual person with extensive experience in private care and hospital adult sitting. Over 15 years of experience. Excellent references. Own transportation. 781-325-6383. SERVICES RETIRED PLUMBING CONTRACTOR Looking For Work. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. CFC 027532. Low Rates. 954-496-6420. 11-18 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. 11-18 HANDYMAN PAINTING CARPENTRY Pressure Cleaning. Decks! Everything Around The House. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call 561-350-3781. 11-25 CALL BRENDAN THE HANDYMAN Construction & Repairs. Carpentry, Plumbing, Roo ng, Masonry, Windows, Painting, Decking, Tile. Free Estimates. 954-7736134. Emergency Calls. ASI SOUTHERN LAWN MAINTENANCE Provides Full Landscape Design & Installation Of Waterfalls. Architectural Landscape Design & Construction. Tree Trimming & Removal, Full Lawn Maintenance. One Time Clean Out. Andrew 954-6757396. 12-2 GINGERS HOUSEKEEPING 20 YRS EXP. (Licensed) References Available. Honest & Reliable Love To Clean Windows! Help Organize No Problem. FREE Estimates. 954-200-4266. 11-25 PREVENT COSTLY MISTAKES! Interior Design Consultations. Hourly Rates. Call Today! 954-420-9119. AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION Pickup & Drop-off. Dr. Visits, Shopping, Tours, Etc. Speak Spanish, Portuguese, English. Madeline 754-2340617. 12-30 EMERALD IRISH CLEANING Est. 20 Yrs. English Speaking. Cleaning Supplies. Hand Scrubbed Floors. SPECIAL!!! 3 HRS $55 4 HRS $70. Service Guaranteed. www. emeraldirishcleaning.com. 954-524-3161. You Will Do An Irish Jig. 11-25 POOL SERVICE & REPAIR Commercial & Residential. Full Service Modified Chemical Only. Green Pool Cleanout Specialist. Licensed & Ins. Free Quotes. Call Dean 954-867-6854. 12-2 PLUMBING SERVICES Big Jobs Small Jobs. We Do It All. Remodeling & Repairs. Lic. & Insured. C.C. Accepted. Call 954-772-4600. 12-9 HONEST HANDYMAN HOME & BUILDING Maintenance/Improvements. No Job Too Small. Fast Friendly Service. Reasonable Rates. Local Resident/Homeowner. Call Today For Your FREE Upfront Quote. No Deposit Required. 754-366-1915. 11-18 HOME/OFFICE REPAIRS By State Certified G.C. Reasonable. CGC025802. More Information Call 954815-1007. GOT JUNK? DUMP TRUCK CLEANUPS Trees/ Landscape, Yard Fill. Paint/ Pressure Wash/ Roofs/Home Repairs Welding, Etc. Dave 954-818-9538. 11-18 ATTORNEYBANKRUPTCY / FORECLOSURE A TTORNEY Free Consultation / Discounted Rates Christian Panagakos, Licensed Since 1995 Located In Pompano. 954-600-8990. www. FloridaBankruptcyAdvisors. com. 12-9BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESNew GREEN technology. New defroster control saves energy in home refrigerators, commercial chillers. Patented. All optical. Simple mfg. Strategic partners needed..www.NewAvionics.Com. 954-568-1991. MUSICIANS WANTEDThe American Legion Symphonic Band is now accepting new members for the 2011-2012 season. College age to seasoned seniors are welcome. Rehearsals are held on Wed. evenings at American Legion Post 142 in Pompano. Percussionists, euphonium and clarinet players are especially needed. If you enjoy making music, call Jim McGonigal, Music Director at 954-647-0700 for more info.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. 11-25 HOMES FOR SALELEISUREVILLE REDUCED $109,550. ATTACHE MODEL. 2/2, Garage, Front Porch. Very Private. 2 Active Clubs & Heated Pools. FREE Golf. New Water & Sewer System. 55+. Realty 3000. 561-8663839. 11-18 HOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH Cottage Style House 2/1, Pool. Large Fenced Yard. $1075 Month. Call Darci 954-783-3723. 510 NE 35 Street. 12-2 POMPANO BEACH 3/2 CENTRAL AIR. Screened Porch. Small Utility Room. $1100 Mo. 620 NE 35 Street. Call Darci 954783-3723. 12-2 CHARMING POMPANO 2/1 Large Fenced In Back Yard With Shed $1075 1 NE 34 Street. Call Darci 954-783-3723. 12-9 CO-OP SALESPOMPANO BEACH 1/1 On Water, Dockage Available At Your Door. $59,500. Coldwell Banker Barbara 954-6291324. 11-25


The Pelican 23 Friday, November 18, 2011 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 Advertise With The Pelican SEASONAL RENTALSPOMPANO BEACH 2/2 Beautifully Furnished 9th Floor Corner Apt. Great Views. All Amenities. $2,000 A Month. Call 954-785-0177. 11-25 LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA Furnished 1/1 2nd Floor. Beach Access. Pool, Gardens. No Smoking. Seasonal $1600 Month. Yearly $1000 Month. 954-942-3274 Or 516-4740951. 11-18REAL ESTATE WANTEDI BUY HOUSES!! CASH!! AS IS! QUICK CLOSE! ANY AREA ANY CONDITION! NO EQUITY OK. CALL NOW 954-914-2355. 1-20 CONDOS FOR SALEPALM AIRE 105 Split 2/2 King, Upgrades. Largest Kitchen. W/D. Breakfast Room. Piano. Ultra Furnished. Shopping, Pool Close By. 9th Floor. Low Maintenance/ Taxes. $134K Offers. 954895-4596. 11-25 LHP 2/2 CONVENIENT LOCATION 1ST FLOOR. GREAT AMENITIES. No pets. $55,000. Call Barbara At Balistreri Real Estate. 954-2637129. 11-18 POMPANO OCEANVIEW CONDO 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Luxury Newly Renovated. $200,000 FIRM. Please Call 954783-6619. 11-25 LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA Furnished 1/1.5 Condo $120,000. Heated Pool. Ocean Access. On Canal. 1481 S Ocean Blvd. Apt 228. Call 586-549-5223. 12-9 ROOMMATESLAUDERDALE BY THE SEA Must Be 18 Or Over. Roommate (Male) To Share Expenses. Block From Beach. Call For More Information 954-551-5380. 11-18CONDOS 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. 11-25 LEISUREVILLE 2/1 FURNISHED CONDO 55+. 2 Clubhouses & 2 Pools. Many Amenities. $795 Month Yearly. Call 954-806-0504. 11-18 POMPANO BEACH NE 14 ST. Large 2/2 + Den. All Renovated. Washer, Dryer, Pool, Small Pet OK. E Of Federal Blocks To Beach. $1200 Month Yearly. 561-703-6545. 11-18 POMPANO BEACH On Intracoastal Studios & 1 Bedroom 1 Bath, Totally Furnished Impeccable. Daily From $100. Welcome Snowbirds. 954-943-8800.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. 11-18 412 SUNSET DRIVE, POMPANO BEACH. Owner/ Agent 954-608-7368. Quick Move-In 2 Blocks From Beach, North Of Atlantic Blvd. Month Security & 1/2 Month Rent Will Move You In! Amenities: Pool, Laundry. Efficiency $695/Month, 2nd Floor. Electric, Cable, Internet, Water Included. 11-18 POMPANO BEACH MCNAB RD & NE 18 AVENUE 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished/ Unfurnished. $675 $875 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-610-2327. 11-18 POMPANO BEACH LARGE 1/1 Tile Floors. Pool. Coin Laundry.$725 Month. Call 954-907-2258. 11-18 POMPANO BEACH Large Ef ciency With Kitchen. Fully Furnished. Cable, Internet, Pool, Laundry. 500 To The Beach. Weekly Monthly Yearly. 954-294-8483 Or 248736-1533. 12-9 POMPANO BEACH CLEAN 1/1 DUPLEX E Of Federal Hwy. Walk To Mall. Yearly $750 Month. 954 942-3274 Or 516-474-0951. 11-18 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 East Of Federal. Tiled. 10Overhang. Walk To Everything. Park At Your Door. $675 Month. 954254-6325. 11-18 POMPANO JUST OFF FEDERAL. 1/1, Pool, Laundry. Close To Shopping & Transportation. $700 Per Mo. 1st Mo + Security To Move In. Call Anthony 954-857-5207. 11-18 POMPANO GARDENS $795 1/1 $200 Deposit. Nice Area Minutes To Beach Pet OK. Please Call 954-515-2554. 11-25 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 NW $650 2/1 $750 SW 1/1 $725 2/1 $925 NE 1/1 $675 2/1 NE $950 TH 2/1.5 $1095 All FREE Water. Rent + $70 MovU-In. 954-781-6299. 11-18 POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $495. Easy Move-in. 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT. Remodeled. Great Location. 954-783-1088 For More Info. 1-6 STUDIOS EFFICIENCIESDEERFIELD BEACH A1A Live at the beach off season. Ef ciencies available for $300 Weekly, pay as you go, no deposit or security, cable, pool, laundry, wireless. Ocean Villa 954-427-4608. 12-2OUTDOOR STORAGEDEERFIELD BEACH OUTDOOR STORAGE For Boats, RVs, Commercial Vehicles & More. Call Chris At 954-520-1777. 12-9COMMERCIAL FOR RENT-SALEPOMPANO COMMERCIAL OFFICE Spaces Available. Ranging From As Low As $500 To $700 Depending On Square Footage. Please Call Darci At 954-7833723. 12-2 DEERFIELD BEACH Retail Of ce Warehouse 700 Sq Ft With Loft. A/C, Bathroom. $575 Per Month. Call For More Info 561-654-1331 Or 561-9985681. 11-18 DOCKS FOR RENTS.E. POMPANO EASY ACCESS 1 Fixed Bridge. $200 Month. Up To About 35. Call 954-941-1103. 11-25MUSICAL ITEMSBABY GRAND PIANO $1,200 FIRM. CALL 954-783-8700. ORGAN for SALE Excellent condition. $400. Call 9542950194.FURNITURE BEDSETS King $180 Queen $130 Full $110. Twin $90. 5 Pc Bedroom Set $399. Frames $39. Call 954465-6498. 12-9 GARAGE SALESPOMPANO 2421 N Cypress Road Saturday & Sunday 10am 1pm. 6 Pc Twin Bedroom Set, Blue, Excellent condition. Power Wheel Chair. Household. Entertainment Center. Buffet Table & More. 11-18 Pelican Classi eds Can Save You Time& Money 954.783.8700


24 The Pelican Friday, November 18, 2011 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001.. By RJ BoylePELICAN ANGLERThis is the time of the year for daytime sword fishing due to major drops in pressure to promote the bite, But keep an eye on the forecast of northwest winds associated with a cold front which can bring swells up to 10 to 15 feet in mere hours. The daytime bite for swords has been consistent this week with reports of 4 to 8 bites during a trip with all above average fish. Prime time shing back on the hooksWeekly reports of sailfish bite change hourly from red hot to mediocre. Dolphin have been showing up a little more this last week from schoolies to 30 pounders. They have been in close as shallow as 30 feet to fepths of 800 feet, So if youre catching Spanish mackeral or ballyhoo, have something always ready for them if they happen to show up this close to the beach. Wahoo fishing has been excellent trolling on the reef and out to 500 feet with J. Camm artificials at 8 to 11 knots. Fish have been ranging from 20 to 60 pounds and reports of some fish dumping entire spools of line off the reels I hope every body gets some time to get tight RJ The Greater Pompano Beach Senior Citizens Club meets on second Wednesdays at the Emma Lou Olson Community Center on NE 6 St.Pompano Beach at 10 a.m. Activities focus on the general welfare, health,e ducation 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. SightingsContinued from page 21


The Pelican 25 Friday, November 18, 2011 Recently the Pompano Beach Exchange Club hosted its monthly student recognition luncheon at the LHP Yacht Club. Students from five local area high schools were recognized as being the most improved students of the month. Pictured are Ely High School: Khakelia Sheffield and Coolito Richardson Highlands Christian Academy: Dea Pero & George Giourgas Deerfield Beach High: Gregory Botello and Philipe Castro Coconut Creek High: Carisa McGuffin and Jean David Jean-Baptiste Pompano Beach High: Peyton Schlosser & Darius Fair The Pompano Beach Exchange Club has been serving the local community for over 54 years with an emphasis on Child Abuse Prevention. For more information about the Pompano Beach Exchange Club or to attend a meeting, please visit www.exchangeclubofpompanobeach.com Students honored by PB Exchange Club Save the Date Unity in the CommunityFeb. 4Community Park Pompano Beach Expect a good time!


26 The Pelican Friday, November 18, 2011 or two weeks. This method has a 98 to 99 percent cure rate which is wonderful. The patient leaves this of ce reassured that all malignant tissue has been removed.Advice to All Florida ResidentsThe American Academy of Dermatology recommends a full body check every one to two years for men and women under 45 if there is no history of skin cancer. For those over 45, we suggest an annual check up unless there is a history of cancer. Then it is wise to see a dermatologist every six months. Sr. says, Because our weather is so warm and humid, nail fungus is often a problem which we treat topically and orally. People in Florida, where the sun is a major player, have to be very careful. Use SPF30 sun screen on all exposed skin every day. When possible cover skin with clothing and wear a hat. There are articles of clothing and hats that are manufactured with extra protection built into the fabric. Sr. says, Anyone who works outdoors or is foolish enough to still sun bathe for hours is especially at risk and should be very aware of how to prevent skin trouble. Jr. explaines. The SPF number refers to the burning rays, or UVB rays, of the sun, but be aware that you are not being protected against UVA rays, a major contributor to wrinkling skin, pigmentation of the skin and skin cancer. The best we can suggest is a broad spectrum sun screen which offers the most protection available. He adds, Be sure to talk with your doctor about the medicines you are taking as many of the popular medications make a person sun sensitive. If this is the case, take extra precautions. Sr. shakes his head and says, And theres a man made problem. Beware tanning booths or tables. They are very dangerous. We are already seeing an increase in Melanomas in young people who have a history of using these beds. With a sigh he adds, We wish we could legislate good common sense into users of these beds, but this is not possible. Because of HIPPA regulations which protect patients privacy, the doctors Breza were unable to let Pelican readers hear from some of their patients. Breza Sr. says, Im proud to have patients who have been coming to me for many years. I have snowbirds who wait for their annual skin check up until they come to Florida to see me. Just this morning, I did a surgery on a snowbird who came in with his biopsy in hand. The dermatologist he used up north did not do surgery, so he waited until he came to Florida to have me do it. The doctors see patients Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 5:30, and they always t in emergencies. Call 954-3378180 for an appointment. BrezaContinued from page 8


The Pelican 27 Friday, November 18, 2011 led. District 1: Incumbent Barry Dockswell, 64, was rst elected in March 2008. He was vice president of Citrix Systems from 1990-1998. District 3: Incumbent Rex Hardin, 51, is employed at Cypress Printing Center in Pompano Beach. He was rst elected in 1998 for two years and then elected again in ElectionsContinued from page 12007. District 5: Incumbent and Vice Mayor George Brummer turned 81 on Nov. 15. He was an actuary for 30 years in executive and managerial capacities with life insurance companies and actuarial consulting rms retained by insurance companies and employee bene t clients. For more than 15 years he published Currents, a community publication for Palm-Aire neighborhoods. Brummer was elected to the District 5 seat in a special election in June 2003. He was re-elected without opposition in March 2004, 2006 and 2008 and against opposition in 2010. He is serving as the citys vice mayor for the fourth time. Terms are for two years and eight months since the city is moving from March to November elections.Lauderdale-By-The-SeaIn Lauderdale-By-The-Sea voters will elect a mayor and two commissioners. Mayor: Incumbent Roseann Minnet, 52, is seeing her third two-year term as mayor. She is the owner of a lighting design company, Lightseeker, Inc. and has been in the lighting design industry for more than 25 years. Seat 3: Mark H. Brown, 59, is the former executive editor of the local ByTheSeaFuture newspaper. Edmund F. Malkoon, 36, is a licensed insurance agent and Realtor. He served on the towns Master Plan Steering Committee. Seat 4: Incumbent Alexander Stuart Dodd is seeking his second four-year term as commissioner. The 63-yearold marine engineer currently serves as vice mayor. Seat 4, Cindy Geesey led to run against Stuart Dodd. She is a former editor of ByTheSeaFuture newspaper.Hillsboro BeachIn Hillsboro Beach, voters had one of cial candidate at presstime Thursday, former commissioner Dick Maggiore who quali ed on Wednesday. Maggiore, 65, owner of the Tipperary Pub in Deereld Beach, served for three months in 2010/11 lling out the term of Lee Bennett who resigned in October 2010. He ran for reelection last March and came in behind Mayor Dan Dodge and commissioners Claire Schubert and Javier Garcia. Commissioner Jim Lambert, 44, appointed in October to ll the expiring term of Celinda Sawtelle, picked up his election package. He is owner of Ole Ole Restaurant and president of a nancial company. Also on the ballot is the seat held by Commissioner Rhea Weiss. Weiss, 82, was elected two years ago and said this week she would not comment on her intention to run or not to run. Lighthouse PointIn Lighthouse Point, three seats held by incumbent commissioners Tom Hasis, Mike Long and Susie Gordon, will be on the ballot. Hasis seat is challenged by Earl Maucker, retired Sun Sentinel Managing Editor. Gordons seat is challenged by Broward County Teacher Becky Lysengen. Maucker served as commissioner by Mayor Fred Shorrs appointment from January to March 2011 to ll the remaining time for Lighthouse Point Commissioner Chip LaMarca, who was elected as Broward County Commissioner that year. Lysengen ran unsuccessfully against current Commissioner Glenn Troast for the city commission in 2010. According to the city clerk, no one else has requested election packets.Wilton ManorsIn Wilton Manors, voters will answer three ballot questions. Two questions will ask voters if they want to have commissioners and volunteer board members remain under the state ethics code as opposed to adopting the newly framed Broward County code. The third question will ask voters if they want to abolish and transfer the citys police department. A yes vote would mean that if the city considered abolishing the department to consider contracting with Broward Sheriffs Of ce for police services, the city would be required to put that question to the voters to approve. City commission elections will take place in November, 2012. At that time, Mayor Gary Resnick, Vice Mayor Tom Greene and Commissioner Julie Carsons terms will be open for re-election.


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