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Friday, November 25, 2011 Vol. XIX, Issue 47 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. Experts cooking up their vision for a future downtownBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park Creating a culinary arts district could be the key to downtown Oakland Parks future. At least thats the view of a consulting rm hired by the city to come up with a ve-year plan for the downtown redevelopment area. Of cials from Redevelopment Management Agency, or RMA, presented their preliminary recommendations to the city commission recently and the commissioners found the results exciting. Oakland Park hired RMA in July to come up a ve-year strategic action plan for the Community Redevelopment Area. A preview of the plan also was presented to a group of area business people. RMA looked at publicly and privatelyowned sites to determine how to both retain and attract new business to the area. They concentrated on 12 sites, including Oakland Park Station at the north gateway to Oakland Park at 38 Street and 12 Avenue and south to 12th Terrace and the Middle River. The rm did an initial retail analysis and considered branding strategy. We found lots of retail and no clear business gap, Neil Fritz, an See OP VISION on page 12 Yuletide Yuletide on on Atlantic Atlantic By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach For more than 15 years, Yuletide on Atlantic has rolled over the bridge with a parade of oats, bands, cars and Santa on the re truck, all the way to McNab Park where holiday revelers dine, play, meet Santa and light the citys Christmas Tree. This year, Santa will take a new route because of construction on Atlantic Boulevard. The parade lineup begins at the corner of Northeast 10 Street and Northeast 5 Avenue. The parade will proceed down Noertheast 10 Street to NE 11 Avenue to Northeast 8 Street into Community Park where the celebration will take place. Blanche Ely and Pompano Beach High School marching bands will Lee Sharf, local, national, international medal winner in Special Olympics, will serve as Pompano Beach 2011 Yuletide Grand Marshal.Yuletide parade takes a new route this season Parade will end at Pompano Beach Community ParkSee YULETIDE on page 2 After the Thanksgiving feast, Meals on Wheels keeps on feeding the shut-ins, more volunteers are neededBy Bill JohnsonPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach You could say it is paying it forward or simply that one good deed deserves another. Either one embodies the sentiment that motivates Walter Zawislak to spend Tuesday morning delivering nutritious meals to people who are housebound. Zawislak, who retired to Pompano Beach after a sales career in Rhode Island, remembers a time when his mother relied on such a community service. Its one reason he volunteers with Broward Meals On Wheels. My mother depended on the meals for 10 years, he says. She loved her delivery man. She looked forward to seeing him. Now, others who look forward to seeing Walter Zawislak. For many shut-ins, the volunteer See MEALS on page 5


2 The PelicanFriday, November 25, 2011 provide the music and the beat. Floats, dancers and civic groups will precede the grand entrance of Santa Claus, who is expected to ride in at the end of the parade on a re engine. Once at Municipal Park, the party continues with clowns, face painting, hot dogs, hamburgers, a bounce house and a giant slide. Santa will welcome children of all ages to sit with him for photographs. Mayor Lamar Fisher will light the citys Christmas Tree which will be placed on the back level of the Amphitheater.Scharf, 2011 Grand MarshalLee Michael Sharf, a Pompano Beach resident, comes to the parade this year as a champion swimmer, snow boarder, soft ball player and surfer. Sharf traveled to Shanghai, China to compete in the Special Olympic World Games in 2007. He came home with Silver medals in the breast stroke, freestyle and butter y stroke In 2008, Scharf broke two world records in the 50 and 100-meter breast strokes at the DSISO Down Syndromes World Swimming Championship Games. This year at the Special Olympic Sur ng State Games, Scharf took the Gold Medal. Sharf, 43, is a graduate of Bright Horizons School, Pompano Beach. He is an employee of Publix Supermarket and a former swimmer with the Pompano Beach Pirhanas. Call 954-786-4111. This year, Yuletide revelers can expect bands, shepherds, dancers, elves and the famous North Pole Elf to lead the party to Pompano Beach Community Park. YuletideContinued from page 1


The Pelican 3 Friday, November 25, 2011 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach The First Church of the Nazarene is continuing a tradition begun eight years ago and is again presenting its DriveThru Nativity as a gift to the community. Guests are encouraged to gather a carload of friends and family and experience the joy of Christmas by viewing 10 scenes showing the life of Christ with actors, drama and live animals. The event, Celebrate Christmas, will be held Church of Nazarene to present live Nativity drive-through scenes nightly from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, to Wednesday, Dec. 14. The church is at 916 NE Fourth St. About 125 church members have been working on the event since mid-October, and the planning has gone on even longer, according to Trish Spear, event coordinator. Scenes in the life of Christ include the angel Gabriel with Mary; the journey to Bethlehem; the stable with the baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the shepherds and wisemen; the Last Supper with Jesus breaking bread with his disciples; and a scene at the empty tomb. Several of the scenes feature actors with speaking parts, and many have live animals, including a donkey, llama, cows, sheep, goats and chickens. Several scenes have been changed, including the rst scene, which is now a storefront in a strip shopping center, with the manger at the center. It shows that Christmas is more about the unexpected hush and the birth Apostles of Jesus gather for The Last Supper. See NATIVITY on page 14


4 The PelicanFriday, November 25, 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. 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. 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 954-786-7824. 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 Sunday, 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. 12/01 Broward Sierra Clubs Annual Holiday Party and Pot Luck Dinner. Bring a dish to share or $6. Bring main dishes, salads, cheese & crackers, wine or other beverages, etc. and 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 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach Workers protesting a threeweek nighttime closure of the Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge got relief this week. Florida Department of Transportation, or FDOT, of cials agreed to reduce the closure to just ve nights, Dec. 4 to Dec. 9, beginning at 7 p.m., ending at 6 a.m. each day. During those hours, the bridge will be in the open position.FDOT hears concerns of beach business owners and shortens closure of Hillsboro Boulevard BridgeThe original work schedule called for the bridge to be closed for 15 nights including the night of the Pompano Beach Boat Parade. About 60 beach business owners attended a meeting last week to protest the closure in a month where they normally do a brisk business. A number of workers who walk to work were also upset, project spokesperson Miranda Iglesias said. We didnt realize the impact. But the project team is open to their concerns. During the $816,056 project, the bridge will be pressure cleaned, sand blasted and painted. Iglesias said a lot of factors are involved in the contract. One in particular is that the paint being blasted away contains lead and must be contained by nets to prevent it from dropping into the Intracoastal Waterway. Another is the noise produced by the sand blasting. Of cially, traf c is being re-routed to the NE 14th Street Bridge in Pompano Beach and the Palmetto Park Bridge in Boca Raton, but the closer two-lane Camino Real Bridge in Boca also spans the Intracoastal Waterway. Problem is, it has weight See FDOT on page 13 See SIGHTINGS on page 13


The Pelican 5 Friday, November 25, 2011 who delivers the meals may provide the only social contact for days. Many have no family or friends they can rely on, so we are it, says Marlene Gray, director of program services for Broward Meals On Wheels. She can tell you about clients who had become ill or had fallen on the oor before being discovered by a volunteer delivering the meal. That person can be the rst to recognize and report signs of trouble. Thats why Walter Zawislak and about 280 other volunteers dedicate at least a couple of hours one morning a week to home deliveries in Broward County. Zawislak joins a group of volunteers at a drop-off point to pick up the meals from a caterer. Zawislak typically has 12 agency clients on his route. One of them is an 84-yearold widow, She used to have a neighbor who could help her out somewhat, but the neighbor cant always do that now. So Zawislak has been delivering meals to her for the past few months. What would she do without them? Oh, my goodness, she says, Id go without food for a while. Instead, her food package includes ten frozen meals a breakfast and dinner for each of ve days -designed by nutritionists and ready to be heated in the oven. This women is both grateful and enthusiastic. The meals are very good, she says. I had an egg omelet last night, and it really hit the spot. The omelets are also a hit with Kathleen M., who talked with The Pelican from her motorized chair while connected to an oxygen tank. The food is wholesome, and theres enough for me, she says. She will sometimes heat more than one dish, add water and make soup that can provide several meals. She says she wasnt eating right and wasnt taking proper medication. Everything wasnt coming together for me. But after three months in the meals program she has a better diet and is feeling better. The program services director, Marlene Gray, worries about clients trying to stretch a ve-day supply of meals over the seven day week, but says the agency can only do so much and cannot afford to do more. Gray struggles to recruit and maintain enough volunteers to deliver meals, but that doesnt always happen. When a regular route lacks a volunteer, the agency pays the catering service to deliver to individual homes and other drop-off locations. She emphasizes that more volunteers are needed to keep the costs down. Prospective volunteers are subject to a background check. The meals program is nanced with federal funds through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County. Currently, about 1,300 people in Broward County receive the home deliveries. For home delivery, clients must be at least 60 years old and unable to get out to shop for themselves. Although there is no direct cost to the clients, they are requested to donate to defray the cost of the meals. Besides home deliveries, Broward Meals on Wheels operates more than 30 congregate meal sites, where hot meals are served and people can enjoy conversation and socialization. The agency may also provide help with grocery shopping or deliver emergency meals for seniors who need speci c help. Pet food can be available for companion pets. There is also a more extensive meals package available for a fee. Called Complete Cuisine, it involves a choice of menu items. Besides delivering meals one day a week, Zawislak helps out at a congregate meal site. Like some other retirees, he wanted to stay active through volunteer work. With appreciation for what Meals on Wheels once meant to his mother, he will be at a drop-off spot next Tuesday morning at 8:30. He will pack his car with packages of frozen meals and begin his route. Twelve shut-ins will be waiting for his knock on the door and his friendly, Good morning. Nice to see you. And it may be the only voice they hear that day. Editors note: For more information on Broward Meals on Wheels contact 954 731-8770 or visit the web site at www.bmow.org. Volunteer, Walter Zawislak, delivers meals to shut-ins MealsContinued from page 1


6 The PelicanFriday, November 25, 2011 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 47 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Local business leaders who joined a y-in to Washington D.C. to lobby for local issues returned home convinced their presence in the Capitol was worthwhile. Says Elaine Fitzgerald, who is in the hospitality industry, It was very clear that we had an impact and made a strong impression on some of the key people in Washington, congressmen, D.C. y-in brought of cials face-to-face with their business constituents Pictured outside of the Capitol on the way to brie ngs at the Rayburn Of ce Building are members of the local delegation including Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce President Ric Green, County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, Roy Rogers, Elaine Fitzgerald, Earl Maucker and Kingsley Guy.senators, military and embassy of cials set aside quality time to meet with us in a very serious exchange of information. Fitzgerald and other members of the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, led by its President Ric Green, joined a delegation organized by the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce that went to Washington with some heavy issues on their minds. Said Roy Rogers, chair of the Pompano Beach Economic Development Group, This yin exceeded our expectations we were listened to and now we are in a better position to reach out to the people making history in this countrys time of crises. Rogers spend some of his time at the Pentagon discussing defense contracts and programs that will target veterans for employment. A graduate of the Naval Academy, he works closely with Sen. Bill Nelson to select the senators appointments to the Academy and says when it comes to matters that affect veterans we yearn for bi-partisanship. Former Congressman Clay Shaw initiated the y-ins during his time in of ce, and Linda Cooke, who heads up the Leadership Program for the Fort Lauderdale Chamber, reinvented the idea. She put together three days of meetings with congressmen, senators, military of cials and embassy of cials that kept the delegation busy from early morning to late at night. Coordinating the trip in Washington was Congressman Allen Wests staff. Some of the broader business issues were: Tax code reform, trade bills (Florida is among the top three exporting states), health care, access to credit, need for a long term transportation bill, over-regulation of business. Fitzgerald was most concerned about U.S. visa procedures which she said are antiquated and costing the country and Florida as tourist destinations nearly $1 trillion each year and 1.2 million U.S. jobs. County Commissioner Chip LaMarca had coastal issues and Port Everglades on his agenda. LaMarca met with the Army Corps of Engineers to discuss funding for beach nourishment and to pursue $9.2 million which had been appropriated for South Florida, but which was redirected to states with disaster issues. Green said the get from the yin may be a eld hearing here of Congressman Wests Small Business Committee in 2012. Focus will on personal stories of the dif culties faced by small business owners. This trip has paid huge dividends already. I feel now we have a valid voice in Washington. Our next stop will be Broward Days in Tallahassee, Green said. You have to take time out and show Washington you want input. These congressmen and senators took us seriously, said Fitzgerald, Ric Green, Congressman Allen West, Earl Maucker, Elaine Fitzgerald and Roy Rogers at the Capitol Building.


The Pelican 7 Friday, November 25, 2011 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFRoy Rogers is a very approachable, modest man whose amazing business career, can be challenged only by the very long list of his contributions to the community. When the Pelican sat down with Rogers to talk about receiving the Stewart Kester Award for his lifetime of achievements, he pops a picture of his family on his I-phone and says, This is my family. They de ne me. Mandy and I have three sons and one daughter, nine grandsons and four granddaughters. Counting spouses there are 23 of us and were all within 25 minutes of each other. He continues, Every Wednesday we get together. Mandy cooks for at least 25 people because the kids always bring along one or two strays. I bake 11 loaves of bread every week. We do the cooking, but our team does the clean up. Thirty minutes after theyve all gone home, Mandy, our dog Aby and I are tucked into bed. Weve been married for 51 years and we know we are blessed to be able to enjoy this chapter of our lives.Rogers CareerRogers is a high school dropout who enlisted in the Navy, earned his G.E.D. and kept applying to the U.S. Naval Academy until he was accepted. He says, I graduated in 1960 with an engineering degree. Part of a navigation team, I boarded one of the rst ships put to sea with a nuclear reactor on board. I lived through long submersions, 2 and l/2 miles from the top of the world the North Pole. We were a deterrent to the Soviet Union in case we needed to retaliate at their rst strike. We were blessed that it never came. After 12 years in the military, Rogers returned to land in order to spend more time with his family. A second career in golf course design and construction began. He says, This job took me all over the world and although I loved it, once again I missed my family and looked for a local opportunity. And what he found became his legacy and career for 15 years. Rogers, as Senior Vice President of Arvida, became a major part of the team that developed the 10,500 acre planned, mixed-use community of Weston. With a hint of pride, he says, This city is the creation of a world class team. Weston continues to be a very successful community for the residents and the businesses. In fact it is the number one in the nation for retaining property values. It has the internal capabilities to maintain parks, schools and all amenities at the level we intended. The city deserves the credit for the high standard of living enjoyed by the residents.Rogers and the communityAt the end of this month, Rogers will be in Tallahassee as a volunteer member of a collective group focusing on Stewart Kester award goes to Award Roy Rogers, successful business man, generous community activist See ROGERS on page 14 Roy Rogers says he is de ned by his family. There are 23 of us, and we are all within 25 minutes of each other. He and his wife, Mandy entertain the family every Wednesday at their home in Lighthouse Point. [Photos courtesy of Roy Rogers]Hello? This is SantaOakland Park Any child between the ages of 3 and 7 who lives in the city of Oakland Park can receive a personal phone call from Santa Claus on Monday, Dec. 12. Santa will make calls between 6 and 8 p.m. To receive a call parents should complete an information sheet available at the Parks and Leisure Services Department, 3650 NE 12 Ave., or online at the citys website and return it by noon Dec. 11. Call 954-630-4500 for more information.Tree lighting with real snowLBTS The annual Christmas-By-The-Sea celebration starts at 5 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Anglins Square on Commercial Boulevard in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. The event, sponsored by the LBTS Chamber of Commerce, begins with a parade and the arrival of Santa and features the Christmas tree lighting, music, Santas village, pony rides and real snow. For more information, call 954-776-1000.Smile for Santa LBTS The annual Marie Whites Santas Coming to Town event is set for noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the pavilion at the beach and Commercial Boulevard. Children can have their photo taken with Santa and receive a toy and cookie.


8 The PelicanFriday, November 25, 2011 The Pelican covers Northeast Broward County with your news. Call 954-783-8700. Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. Call The Pelican to nd out how you can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFSteve Piszcynski has the makings of a legend for his generosity to the community and his success on his job as Store Manager of Lowes, Citi Centre, Pompano Beach. To be singled out as Store Manager of the Year is clearly an honor, especially Steve Piszcynski, Chambers Business Man of the Year, is also Lowes Store Manager of the Yearwhen one is competing with 1,788 other store managers in the Lowes Home Improvement Stores group. I was thrilled and totally surprised with this award last year in Las Vegas when we had our international sales meeting, he says. And then the frosting on his cake came when his store became a Gold Star Level of Engagement Store. He explained, This is a company designation, earned as a result of my 157 employees opinion survey regarding the leadership in this store. I have a great support staff of 18 senior managers, all of whom are empowered to take care of staff and customers. Steve Piszczynski, store manager of Lowes in Citi Centre, Pompano Beach, has been honored as Business Man of the Year by the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce for his outstanding generosity to many worthy organizations in the community. Shown in his of ce in front of a huge Nascar poster of Jimmy Johnson, Lowes Nascar driver number 48.See PISZCYNSKI on page 10Pompano Beach JukeBox Diner, 2773 E. Atlantic Blvd. and Beach Roast Bake Shop, 2659 E. Atlantic Blvd., will host double grand openings Dec. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to join in the event to welcome new business at the Harbor Village Shopping Center. Live music, food, coffee and desserts, and a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place. For more information, call 954.786.7824.Rock Around the Clock, again Light up the Boulevard for the holidaysLight Up MLK Saturday, Nov. 26 5 to 8 p.m. Join the community for the 2nd Annual Light Up MLK for the holidays event and tree lighting ceremony at Annie Adderly Gillis Park, 601 MLK Blvd. Enjoy live, local entertainment including musical and dance performances, interactive festivities and tasty holiday treats. The event is free and open to the public. Visit www.pompanobeachcra.com for more details.


The Pelican 9 Friday, November 25, 2011 Pompano, Hillsboro commissioners face no opposition LBTS and LHP voters will go to the polls By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFWith no opposition in Januarys municipal elections, Pompano Beach incumbents Barry Dockswell, Rex Hardin and George Brummer have been re-elected. And although the Town of Hillsboro Beach will have no candidates on the ballot, two new faces will be on the dais. Jim Lambert, appointed only last month, and Dick Maggiore, who served brie y earlier this year, are elected without opposition. Incumbent twoyear commissioner Rhea Weiss did not le for re-election.In Lighthouse Point, voters will have choices to make. Former newspaper editor Earl Maucker is running against long time commissioner Tom Hasis for Seat 1 and in Seat 3, commission president Susie Gordon is being challenged by school teacher Becky Lysingen. Mike Long, in Seat 2, in unopposed. In Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Mayor Roseann Minnet is unopposed and wins a third, two-year term but hot races are predicted for seats 3 and 4. Incumbent Birute Ann Clottey did not le for re-election and her seat is being contested by Mark Brown, former executive editor of the ByTheSeaFuture newspaper and Edmund Malkoon, a insurance agent and realtor. In Seat 4, incumbent Stuart Dodd is opposed by Cindy Geesey, former editor of By-TheSeaFuture newspaper. Voters in Hillsboro Beach have no candidates on the ballot, but they will make a decision whether or not to supercede the countys new ethics ordinance by adopting Florida Statute 112 as its guide for its town commissioners.


10 The PelicanFriday, November 25, 2011 Steve has been in retail since he took his rst job as bag boy with Albertsons in 1980. His rise to executive status was speedy in the food industry and now in home improvement products. About retail he says, It doesnt matter if youre selling a can of green beans or 2x4s. Its all in the ability to manage people who have knowledge of their products. He admits thats quite a challenge in Lowes Pompano Beach which currently stocks 44,000 items with l.7 million additional items available. Asked how he can do this and still be so involved in the community, he says, Lowes supports my efforts to give to the community.Community involvementRight now, were involved in a joint effort of the DAV Chapter 133 and Rebuilding Together helping with two homes. One is in Pompano Beach and the other in Lauderdale Lakes. The work is being done by volunteers from DAV, and our employees who volunteer, along with me, on days off. On November 12, we had a Walk-a-Thon at the Blimp Base to raise funds for The Broward Childrens Center. We had about 300 walkers raising about $15,000 for this very deserving facility. We work with the Disabled Veterans Chapter #133, to help local veterans establish bene ts, update their homes and provide therapeutic support. In October, Steve was named Business Man of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce for his willingness to assist so many major organizations in need. He has actively helped in renovating the Boys and Girls Club, rebuilding of the Childrens Center Group Home, adapting the Gold Coast Christian Camp for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In addition, he has supported the fundraising efforts for the NFL Alumni Caring for Kids program, the Pompano Beach Exchange Club and the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce. I love dealing with the public, he says. Its wonderful to live and work in a community like Pompano Beach that supports its residents and to have an employer like Lowes that encourages my support of Pompano Beach. Married to Jamie for 10 years, he has four sons, ages 20,18,15 and 8. Laughing he says, One is at the University of Pittsburgh, one is working for Panera, one is in high school and my eight year old is a second degree black belt in Tai-Kwan-Do. When hes not working or volunteering, Steve says theres time for a little shing, cheering the Buccaneers Football Team and Jimmy Johnson, Lowes No. 48 Nascar driver. Asked about goals, he says, Ive achieved one of my goals which was getting back in shape. As I age, my health has become a priority so I recently lost 60 pounds by eating properly and exercising. I now feel like a 21 year old again. My other goal is to take my family to Poland to visit their heritage. My Dad, a Master Tailor, came from Poland. We love hearing his stories and want to see where we came from and meet some of our relatives. Congratulations on your achievements, Steve Piszczynski, and thank you for your generous support of this community. It doesnt matter if youre selling a can of green beans or 2 x 4s. Its all in the ability to manage people who have knowledge of their products.PiszcynskiContinued from page 8


The Pelican 11 Friday, November 25, 2011 Send your travel story to siren2415@gmail By Carol RomanoPELICAN TRAVELERSo here we were: six old friends, fresh off the direct ight from Miami to Madrid. My husband Joe and I are long time affecionados of Spain and like proud parents, were eager to show off our favored city. I had done tedious online research and booked us a spacious apartment, an economical and fun way to go if your stay is for a week or more, and when we opened the door to #4 Calle Luisa Fernanda, to my relief, it was exactly as it Inside Madrid, Spains world class city had appeared on the website: four bedrooms, three baths and a humongous terrace. We dropped our bags, made a quick trip to a nearby shop for basics and went to see the sights. Madrid is a sophisticated, cultured city where world class art and music venues live happily next door to 18th century taverns and modern cabarets. On our rst evening we caught a glimpse of its diversity beginning at Plaza de Espana where an international artisan s fair was attracting crowds of Madrilenas. Changing of the Guard at the Royal Palace in MadridSee MADRID on page 16


12 The PelicanFriday, November 25, 2011 RMA senior associate told the business group. Without a brand or concept, Oakland Park downtown wont happen, Fritz said. As they looked at the area, RMA of cials came up with the idea of a culinary arts district. We want to bring in businesses that are culinaryrelated. Were looking at everything to do with food cooking classes, a farmers market, Fritz said. With that focus, whether its a culinary institute or culinary business, when you think anything about the kitchen, you will think Oakland Park. We think this could be Oakland Parks future. With a focus on a culinary arts district, the possibilities for business are never-ending, Brown said, mentioning kitchen design, nutrition education, appliances. The Oakland Park Station building could be opened up to attract a restaurant in the front bay and create a central market with culinary activities. In the central downtown area, Fritz said it will be important to work with property owners to rehabilitate and re-tenant buildings. The city has $10.2 million remaining in Broward Redevelopment Capital Program (RCP) funds that must be used by next June. At the north end of the CRA area, RMA proposes pursuing residential development at the 12acre former Delagal Farm site. This area is zoned 35 units per acre. Its a great multi-residential site, Chris Brown, RMA partner, told commissioners. One of our jobs is to nd the right builder. The K-Mart site on Oakland Park Boulevard could be divided into two sites with residential development on the Middle River and new commercial or mixed use on the boulevard. Were working to see how to bring more value to this site, Fritz said, noting, Theres an ocean of parking out front. A residential rental project is the highest and best use of land on NE 12 Terrace, Fritz said. Streetscape improvements are proposed there now. This is the gateway into a beautiful three-acre site, Brown said. and suggested the area for a hotel or multi-family development. At the southern gateway to the downtown, at Oakland Park Boulevard and 12th Avenue, RMA advised exploring the idea of a mixeduse urban center, possibly with a hotel. This is probably the best piece of real estate in the downtown, Brown said. The city owns one parcel, and the Catholic archdiocese owns another property. RMA recommended the city issue a request for proposals for the city-owned site. Among their other recommendations: Expand Jaco Pastorius Park as an incredible focal point for the downtown, Brown said. The L-shaped building in the park could be a site for a culinary school. Old Dixie Highway needs to be redeveloped as a mirror to 12 Avenue and be more pedestrian-oriented, Fritz said. Only when Dixie and 12 Avenue (Main Street) work together will people understand this is downtown, he said. The Oakland Park Festival Center was recently purchased and the new owner is making landscape and faade improvements. A shopping center on Prospect Road is charming now and worthy of saving, Brown said. Projects will be prioritized to meet criteria for county funding. Brown suggested the commission set a workshop with RMA to prioritize projects and then go to the county for approval. While calling the RMA presentation very exciting, Commissioner Jed Shank said he had an issue with turning the green area to the north into residential development. We have an obligation to environmental stewardship and maintaining open space. Mayor Suzanne Boisvenue said she would like to keep a portion of the former farmland to expand Jaco Pastorius Park. She also said a parking structure is critical. We will shoot ourselves in the foot if we dont have parking, she said.OP VisionContinued from page 1 Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700


The Pelican 13 Friday, November 25, 2011 ADVERTISING? ITS PART OF DOING BUSINESS. CALL US. 954-783-8700. limits and is located in a residential neighborhood, Iglesias said. Seminole Equipment, Inc., has been working on the bridge since July, and has until January 18 to nish the project. There have been intermittent lane closures but the bridge has remained open for both motorists and pedestrians. Some pedestrians have been removing barricades, however, and Iglesias said people need to heed these markers for their own safety. As for marine traf c, Iglesias said the Coast Guard will keep boaters posted on its website. During the nighttime closures, most boats will not be allowed through the span, she said. Hillsboro Beach City Commissioner Javier Garcia was one of the rst to express concern about the bridgepainting project. Garcia said he is a frequent customer of beach businesses and restaurants and said the timing of the project is an example of government failing to communicate with the community, said Garcia. FDOTContinued from page 4SightingsContinued from page 4 speak to us about the future of land use in Florida. Dec. 1 to Dec. 31 Holiday Fantasy of Lights Drive through Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek, for the the holiday light show. Gate Entrance Fee. $1.50 per person. 954-357-8870. 12/03 Ecoaction Day at Fern Forest for all ages 9 a.m. to noon. Free.Volunteers clean up trash, plant native plants, and/or remove nonnative invasive plants. Students can earn community service hours for graduation and college scholarships, and others can help improve and preserve the environment. Volunteers should dress wear long sleeves, long ESee SIGHTINGS on page 15


14 The PelicanFriday, November 25, 2011 Floridas water supply. He will be attending a meeting of all environmental groups to announce the formation of this organization under the leadership of Governor Bob Graham. Rogers has been both a nancial supporter of and a dirt digging volunteer for the Sample McDougald House. I wanted to see a butter y garden as part of my identity, and it is now in place, he says. And my windmill is installed. Its just symbolic now, but in the future I hope it will be a resource for either or both water and electricity. He is currently serving as Chair of the Commission on Ethics, by appointment of the Governor. He is past chair of the Fair Campaign Practice Committee of Broward, The Nature Conservancy, Broward Days and Broward Alliance. He has served on the Pompano Beach Economic Development Board for over a decade and has been a member of the Mayors RogersContinued from page 7 of Jesus than about the rush of shopping, Spear said. The last scene, also new this year, shows a silhouetted manger scene with a Bethlehem backdrop. Santa will be on hand with treat bags for children at the entry to the Family Life Center. Guests are invited to bring canned goods for Hope for the Hungry, the church food pantry. About 2,700 people visited the drive-thru nativity last year, Spear said. This is our gift back to the community, a way to give NativityContinued from page 3Stimulus Task Force. With his easy smile, he admits that controlling my time and energy is my biggest challenge because I succumb too quickly to those who reach out for my help. Balance is the solution and I work at that every day. My goal is to enjoy the next chapter. My reward in life is passing it on. back the joy of the holiday season and let people see the Christmas story live, said Pastor Foster Schmitt. They see it, hear it, sense it. Its such a cool response. You see the awe in the childrens eyes. Many people have made a personal relationship with Christ as they were driving through and rededicated themselves, Schmitt said. Its a fun thing to do as a church and a great thing to give back to the community and say Merry Christmas. Admission to the drivethru nativity is free. Call 954942-6010 for more information. Congratulations and thank you Roy Rogers for what youve done and for what you continue to do for your community.


The Pelican 15 Friday, November 25, 2011 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park On Sunday, Dec. 18, the Santa Express, sponsored by the Oakland Park Firefighters Benevolent Association, will escort Santa in a fire engine throughout Oakland Park and deliver gifts to young residents. Proceeds will benefit children, individuals and families in need who reside in Oakland Park. The looks on the childrens faces when Santa arrives at their house in a fire engine are priceless, says Connie Pignataro, coordinator of the Santa Express. This fundraiser not only allows us to bring joy to those who have but to those children and individuals in Oakland Park who are in need. Many in our community are doing without basic necessities. We hope the Santa Express will help us to make this season a little brighter for those in need in our community. Off-duty Oakland Park firefighters will volunteer their time to deliver the gifts on Dec. 18 within the city limits of Oakland Park. I simply had no idea that it would be run by such a sincere, dedicated and thoughtful crew that would invest so much of their personal time and energy to ensure a lifetime of memories for two children that they had never met, says Anna Strien, one of last years participants. To participate in the event, please bring a wrapped gift and a donation of $20 per child to Fire Station 87, 2100 NW 39th St., or Fire Station 9, 201 NE 38th St., between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. The deadline to drop off gifts is Dec. 14. Participants will be notified in advance of time of delivery. Throughout the years, the Oakland Park Firefighters Benevolent Association has held and participated in a variety of events including a Spaghetti Dinner, annual Easter Egg Hunt, Thanksgiving Dinner donations, participation in Youth Day, baseball team sponsorships and much more. For more information about the Santa Express, call 561901-3026. Spend a little time with Santa Oakland Park The city of Oakland Park plans An Evening with Santa from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Jaco Pastorius Park and Community Center, 4000 N. Dixie Highway. Come and visit with Santa Claus and friends, play in authentic snow shipped from the North Pole, take on the extreme snowboard challenge and enjoy refreshments from Mrs. Claus kitchen. For more information, call 954-630-4500. Oakland Park plans family events with re ghters, express gifts and snow SightingsContinued from page 13 pants, and closed-toe shoes that can get dirty. Call the nature center at 954-357-5198. 12/02 AAUW Annual Toys for Tots Holiday Luncheon, American Asociation 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. 12/03Assumption 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. See SIGHTINGS on page 17


16 The Pelican Friday, November 25, 2011 From there we strolled the Gran Via alive with theaters, shops and restaurants and street entertainers. This boulevard has a mix of architectural styles which has survived several centuries of city administrators with plans to modernize. Plaza Cibeles marks the end of Gran Via. Three of Madrids landmark buildings, the Banca de Espana, the Ayuntamente Palace and Cibeles Palace, surround the fountain where Cibeles, ancient goddess of nature, commands her harnessed lions to carry her beyond the fountain. The ornate Cibeles Palace is open for tours on Friday. Abutting the plaza is Casa de America where tourists can trace the history of Spains adventures in the New World. From Plaza Cibeles we walked along the Avenida de Arte which leads to the Prado. But we had set our sights on Mercado San Miguel, an old produce market renovated and opened as a trendy tapas bar. Its a wonderful place to wander from stall to stall, piling a plate with goodies and then enjoying them at communal tables. Following the tapas meal, we decided to scope out Plaza Mayor, the center of Madrid, as it has been for centuries. Here we found invaluable information that led to more adventures. We learned that on the rst Wednesday of the month we could watch the changing of the Guard at the Royal Palace. We picked up tickets for Zarzuela, Spains traditional light opera. Of course we returned to the Prado as well as the Reina So a, home to much of Picassos work including his famed painting of Guernica. An historical note: As long as Franco was in power, Picasso would not allow the Guernica to be shown in Spain. It was his statement against the Civil War that wracked the country for so long. Other cultural centers that we enjoyed were the lesser known Circulo de Belles Artes, where you can have lunch or dinner in a grand room adorned with statues and paintings from the turn of the 20th Century and the Real Academia de Belles Artes, a few blocks away and housed in a mansion with a lovely garden. The Flamenco Ballet had nished its run in August but there were many Flamenco clubs to catch a late night show. One of the oldest clubs is Villa Rosa in Plaza de Santa Ana where you can dine or simply drink while watching the performance. Sampling local foods was a big part of our pleasure in Madrid. Holeinthe -wall places like Casa Toni on Calle Cruz has, for over 59 years, served dishes such as eggplant slices drizzled with honey, fat green olives stuffed with cornichons, little lamb chops accompanied by pimentos del pardon which MadridContinued from pageare tiny green peppers sauted in olive oil and salt. Mostly the peppers are sweet, but every now and then your taste buds are shocked by a hot one. I must admit that we stopped short of trying the twisted lamb intestines and chopped pigs ears, but that was probably our loss. Somehow we managedbecause the bus system is so goodto take daytrips to El Escorail, the grim fortress castle just an hours ride from the city and spend a few hours in Segovia with its well-preserved Roman aquaduct. We continued south to Cordoba, Seville and Granada. On the road we began planning next years trip to Spains north coast where we can wander through prehistoric caves, stay in B&Bs in the mountains and visit the famous Cathedral of Santiago de Campostella Im already checking it Musicians in madrid subway Carol Romano is a long time resident of Pompano Beach. A world traveler since her teens, Romano worked and lived in many European countries before settling in Florida with her husband Chef GG Romano. The couple owned La Tavernetta restaurant in Fort Lauderdale for 22 years.


The Pelican 17 Friday, November 25, 2011 SightingsContinued from page 15 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. 12/04 Lecture series at Fern 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 954-357-5198. 12/04 A Motown Christmas at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2321 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach. Sing-a-longs and Gospel music infused with Christmas. oors open at 6:00 pm. Free fountain terrace tent reception for concert patrons immediately following event. Wine and beverages available for purchase. Select transportation and child care services available with advance reservation. Accessibility and seating for physically challenged. A $10 goodwill offering will be received at the door. 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. 12/07 The Pompano Beach Highlands Civic Improvement Association (PBHCIA) will host Dan Hobby, Pompano Beach historian who will discuss his book, A History of Pioneers and Progress, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at Pompano Beach Highlands Park, 1650 NE 50 Ct., Pompano Beach. The public is welcome. Visit www. PBHighlands.org. 12/08 Florida Trail Association meets at Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek at 7:30 p.m. Call 954-357-5198. 12/10 Lighthouse Point Garden Club Fun with Flower a Make and Take Home Flordal Arrangement. 10:30 a.m. at St. Pauls Educational Center, 2700 NE 36 Street. Cost $18 includes all supplies and instructions. Bring scissors. Call 954-9424957. 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. 12/11 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 561791-9686. 12/11 Symphony of the Americas Society hosts Broadway Costume Luncheon at Costume World Museum, 2313 See SIGHTINGS on page 19


18 The Pelican Friday, November 25, 2011 By Malcolm McClintockFOOD WRITEROld World Sausage 1384 S. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach 954-942-2004The store was originally founded by my greatuncle in 1954, says Leo Herceg, the sausage maker extraordinaire who, after an extended absence to tend to business dealings in Europe, has returned to pick up the family tradition of making mouthwatering meat-based specialties. We have been here a very long time because of our integrity, honesty and, of course, the high quality of our meats, says Leo from behind the counter of his quaint little shop on Federal Highway near St-Colemans Church. In fact, we are the oldest sausage place in the State of Florida! We were previously known as Emils Sausage and people still call me by that name, says the friendly AustroCroatian who is glad to serve his loyal clientele in just about every dialect imaginable. I speak all the major Slavic languages as well as German and Italian. That is why we are very popular with the European community of South Florida. When people come here, they know they will get the best meat products available. And since I own the building and have very little overhead, I can afford to keep my prices lower than any of my competitors, says Herceg. Everything is made fresh in-house with absolutely no preservatives, additives or chemicals of any kind. The main attraction is, of After 57 years, Old World Sausage still delivers the best meat products in Pompano See OLD WORLD on page 24Leo Herceg, Browards sultan of sausage, is happy to welcome everyone to his famous and historic meat shop. Old World Sausage offers a seemingly endless array of meaty favorites.


The Pelican 19 Friday, November 25, 2011 Advertise in The Pelican SightingsContinued from page 17NW 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. 12/16-18 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 954972-3424. This is a combined effort of Cokesbury United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church of Coral Springs with 50 voices and a 30 piece live orchestra. All are welcome. Celebrate the holiday with us. A free nursery will be provided. 1/27 St. Jude Classic Golf Tournament, Woodlands Country Club, Tamarac. 954-323-8405.Green 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 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.


20 The Pelican Friday, November 25, 2011 THE PEOPLE, THE PLACES, THE THINGS THAT WE DO . By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFIf we dont all have the message yet, we can still get it from the kids about recycling and its importance. The Young at Art Museum, 11584 W. State Road 84, Davie, recently held a contest to have children Design a Greener Future Recycling Bin. Five Broward County classes were named as winners, including Pompano Beachs Baby Boomers International Preschool & Kindergarten, 1735 E. Atlantic Blvd. The children, under the direction of art teacher, Tonia Fontoura, transformed a plastic recycling container into a robot using recycled materials. Says Administrator Melissa Minor, We used bottle caps, take-out containers, old CDs and paper towel rolls. Our school has been a promoter of recycling for a long time, and we thought this contest was right for us. Students got a kick out of the project as well. Beatriz Mel says she liked making the robots head with all kinds of things on top.Local Boomers winners in Young at Art recycling contest Boomers Teacher Tania Fontoura-Atelierista with her winning team, William Wynne, Lisa Barr, Joey Purdum and Maximo Otazu.. [Photo courtesy of Young at Art Museum.]But Lindsey Minor preferred the belly by stuffing it with empty bottles and cans. The robot, along with the other winning projects will be on display at Young at Art Museum through the end of November. Other winning schools in Broward are Country Isles Elementary, Weston; Gator Run Elementary, Weston; Silver Ridge Elementary, Davie; Tropical Elementary and Plantation Elementary. For more information about Young At Art, (954) 424-0085 or visit YoungAtArtMuseum.Rotarians roll the dice for scholarships Above Jasmine Miller, server Annie Campone and City Commissioner Joe Miller. Campone is a Deereld Beach resident and constituent of the commissioner. [Right] Dr. Stephen Patterson and his mom, Miriam. Yamara Higgins, Carla and Tom Latta are already at the game table while Event Chair Val Hackett and President Christian Parks check in a gambler. Gamblers at the Deer eld Beach Rotary Club Wine and Gaming night at the Wyndham Resort raised more funds for their scholarship program. Among the Rotarians having good luck at the roulette table were Dr. Joe Ortlieb and Jim Higgins.


The Pelican 21 Friday, November 25, 2011 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. The City of Wilton Manors hosted a breakfast for U.S. Veterans on Sept. 11, followed by a ceremony at 11 a.m. City commissioners read letters from other veterans from different wars, and music representing all branches of the military was performed during the presentation of the ags. The event took place a Hagen Park. Pictured are: Santo Russo, Army; Clay Drexler, Coast Guard; M.E. DePalma, Ms. Florida Senior; Dan Russo, Air Force and Kevin Bolender, Marine.Wilton Manors honors U.S. VetsHecker physicians host Lighthouse Point chamber Hecker Dermatology Group welcomed members of the Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce for their monthly social event on Tuesday evening. Janie Baugh of Muscle & Wrench Fitness Equipment Service in Pompano Beach and Lucille Pignataro, Lighthouse Point Chamber president and manager of the Bank United branch in Lighthouse Point, were among the guests at the chambers social. Dr. Melanie S. Hecker, left, medical director, visits with Michele Greene, chamber ambassador and past president, about the upcoming Taste of Lighthouse Point on Jan. 17 at the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club.


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24 The Pelican Friday, November 25, 2011 LBTS Scuba diver Allen (Grouper) Sherrod will return to Lauderdale-By-TheSea next week for a second attempt to spend three days underwater in an attempt to break the Guinness world record for longest saltwater dive. Strong currents forced him to abandon efforts last month. The currents made it too dangerous for his safety team to reach him to exchange his air tanks. Sherrod plans to enter the water in front of the Windjammer Resort at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. His plan is to spend 72 hours underwater, emerging at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. It looks like weather conditions will be good, said John Boutin, Windjammer general manager. Divers who can volunteer dive time to spend time underwater with Sherrod are invited to call Gold Coast Scuba at 954-616-5909. Sherrod has designed a self-contained underwater loudspeaker system that enables him to play his favorite Jimmy Buffet tunes and talk to anyone who pays him a visit. Diver enters sea for second try at three days underwater course, the huge selection of tasty sausages. Spicy garlic bratwurst, Hungarian smoked Kielbasa, Hot and Mild Italian, spicy lamb Merguez, Polish Garlic, Chorizo, Andouille, Cheese Brats, English bangers, Boudin Blanc, Weisswurst, Knackwurst, Liverwurst, wieners, frankfurters and novel creations like Apple Chicken, Turkey and Cajun style sausages are just a few of the seemingly unending options. My recipe book is my bible! says Leo with well-deserved pride. People will load up on many varieties for events such as backyard barbeques, football tailgating parties and any other special occasion where friends and family get together for good food and good times, says Herceg.Personally, my favorites are the veal and pork weisswurst and the pork bratwurst. Customers who drop by the shop have nothing but rave reviews for this Pompano institution. I am of Hungarian descent and remember with fondness a spicy sausage my grandmother use to make, says Richard Kovacs, a Boca Raton resident who searched in vain for 50 years to find this ancestral specialty from his youth. Then one day I spotted this little store as I was driving along Federal Highway. I stopped in and, lo and behold, they had the exact sausage I had been looking for all these years. All the wonderful memories from my early childhood came flooding back. It almost brought tears to my eyes, and Lord knows I am not one to get emotional about food! Old World Sausage also has a great variety of toothsome cold cuts such as air-dried pork loin, smoked pork butt, Canadian bacon, Salami, Bologna, schinkenwurst, krakauer and the hugely popular Smoked Jambon (ham). It takes many hours to prepare and extract all the water. Since I have my own smokehouse in the back, the ham is always extremely flavorful, adds Herceg. Not only are we a sausage place, we are also a gourmet specialty shop, says Leo as he shows off some readyto-eat delicacies such as homemade wiener schnitzel, chicken and pork schnitzels, German style sauerkraut, potato salad, perogis, cabbage rolls, stuffed beef rolls, Hungarian goulash and even a hearty split pea soup. All of these items are made from authentic family recipes. Be sure to call ahead for large orders or special requests such as duck liver mousse with truffle, country pt, rabbit pt or smoked duck breast. Along with a few select cheeses, Old World Sausage also carries all kinds of imported goods such as plum compote, amaretto liqueur dessert cake and estragon mustard to name but a few. Most sausages are priced between $4.99 and $7.99 a pound. All major credit cards are accepted and there is free parking. What I wouldnt eat, I wouldnt sell! says the jovial sausage baron. Thankfully for meat lovers, the benefits of Leos well-developed palate are only a short drive away. Old WorldContinued from page 18


The Pelican 25 Friday, November 25, 2011 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001.. This past week has been filled with guys catching a number of different species. The sailfish bite slowed down last weekend but has now picked up over the last couple of days. The best of the bite was in 250 feet of water between Hillsboro inlet and the steeple in Lauderdale. We had a few reports of smaller sized wahoo caught on the reef and one report of a guy catching seven hoos under a floating pallet 14 miles offshore while he was swordfishing. Remember that this time of the year when the moon gets large in the sky the wahoo bite generally goes off the chain. High speed trolling as well as live bait fishing seem to be the ticket when targeting wahoos. The best depths seem to be between 250 and 300 feet. The cobias are now starting to move south as we had numerous reports from the drift boat Fish City Pride of guys catching 30lbers on the near shore wrecks. Cobias love any kind of bait fished Sail sh, wahoo or cobia--take your picknear the local wrecks. Make sure your hooks are sharp as their mouths are like rubber and you must really set the hook hard if you want to keep them glued For tips and techniques on how to catch any of these species stop by our shop in Lighthouse Point and talk to RJ, Jeff, Corey, or Jeffery. RJ Boyle Studio 954-4205001 Get Tight Suckaaaa!!! RJ BoyleThe Pelican We Mean Business


26 The Pelican Friday, November 25, 2011 By Cynthia ThumaPELICAN WRITERNoah Flegal, 14, was named this month as Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year. On Dec. 6, Noahs brother Keenan and their parents, Todd and Kirsten will accompany Noah to New York where he will officially receive the award as Americas top athlete between the ages of 7 and 15. Meanwhile Noahs face has already hit the streets on the cover of this weeks Sports Illustrated. But what Noah and his older brother Kennan, 16, are hitting most often are the waves. And that where these boys both excel. At their home in Lighthouse Point, the Flegel boys always seem to be trying to outdo each other. They just seem to do so at a higher level than most. Keenan for example, won the 2010 Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship and was runner up in the tournaments mens division this year. Wake surfing is like wakeboarding except after the wake surfer stands on his board by use of a tow rope, he drops it and rides on the wake just as ocean surfers do. Noah finished third in that same 2011 competition, competing on his Keenan Flegel-model board. But Noahs main sport is wakeboarding, which combines elements of skiing and surfing, in which the competitor is pulled by rope behind a boat. Noah is a member of the U.S. Wakeboard team, and won the boys division at the 2011 International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation World Wakeboard Championships in Milan, Italy. So who gets first dibs at the bathroom in the morning? Naw, its not like that at all, says Keenan. We each has our own bathroom. Each has his own look and style, too. Both boys are tall, lean and muscular, Noah has red hair, freckles and a bouncy personality. Keenan has blond hair and a more laid-back attitude. Theyre very competitive with each other, and they always have been, says Todd Flegel. They bicker sometimes as all brothers do, but for the most part they really love each other and they support each other. Keenan and Noah Flegel have little time for sibling squabbles because theyre too busy competing -and winning -elsewhere. Todd and Kirsten travel with the boys, with them sometimes keeping up by cellphone as they compete on weekends. Its a great way to spend quality time with your kids, Todd Flegel says. Its a little bit crazy, but in a good way. The results kind of bear that out. In addition to their behind-the-boat triumphs, the brothers are also ocean surfing champions. Noah won a tournament at Boynton Beach in February. Im not as good surfing as I am wakeboarding, but Im working on getting better, he says. Many friends and supporters voted online to get Noah elevated to finalist in the Sports Illustrated competition. Keenan, a sophomore at North Broward Preparatory School, is supporting his brothers efforts, and friends are, too. Buddy Merrett Fay, 14, a national-level wakeboard competitor himself, created and submitted a video to support Noah, an eighthgrader at North Broward Preparatory School where hes an honor student. As to all of this attention young Noah is getting, he says,Its a good experience, and Im trying to make the best of it, he said. During the semifinals, his practice sessions on Crystal Lake were sometimes accompanied by amera crews tailing him or reporters trying to keep their notebooks dry. Were he banished from board sports forever, Noah Flegel says he wouldnt stray far. Id probably be a scuba diver or a spear fisherman, he said. I love being in the water.Lighthouse Point Noah Flegel, top American Athlete Lighthouse Point Noah Flegal named Top American Athlete


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28 The Pelican Friday, November 25, 2011The Pelican, We Mean Business 954-783-8700 Shhh! The babies are already nesting. Watch your step on the beach. Its turtle season in South Florida