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Friday, December 2, 2011 Vol. XIX, Issue 48 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 Yule Parade in Pompano Beach starts at Elks Club, 700 Northeast 10th Street at 6:30 p.m. tonight! Party continues at Community Park. Its free, fun and festiveBy Ric GreenPRESIDENT, GREATER POMPANO BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCEPompano Beach The 49th Annual Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade sails on Sunday, Dec. 11. The parade, co-sponsored by the City of Pompano Beach and the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, weighs anchor at Lake Santa Barbara and moves north on the Intracoastal Waterway making its way through Lighthouse Point, Hillsboro Beach and ending in Deer eld Beach. This historic parade, reported to be the oldest holiday boat parade in this area, is free to enter and watch. Members of the local boating community are the reason the Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade has been around for 49 years, said Gwen Leys, chair of the 2011 edition of the citys oldest continuous holiday tradition. There is no charge to enter, Leys continued. We are proud Areas oldest holiday boat parade sets sail Dec. 11Organizers of Pompanos long-established boat parade are accepting entries now. The event, started half a decade ago by one mer ry sherman who cruised the citys waterways, has become a full-blown celebration of the holiday season. See PARADE on page 14 Of cials get brie ng on new ethics code, but its not all black and whiteBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLBTS Commissioners here on Tuesday got a lesson on just how Broward Countys new Code of Ethics See ETHICS on page 10Special magistrate will decideBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach The addition of a detox center to the services now offered at Florida House appears to hinge on whether or not the new center is an extension of the addictiontreatment facility at 505 S. Federal Highway, or a separate entity. Special magistrate Jeffrey Siniawsky heard arguments from For Florida House, the issue is one facility, or two?both sides of the issue this week. His decision that the detox center would be a separate enterprise from Florida House, Inc., and its treatment arm, Sunlight Recovery, could end the efforts of Sharief Abu Moustafa to expand his operation. His decision that the detox center would be simply an extension to the parent corporation will allow Moustafa to proceed with his plans to convert a former cigar store into a 24-bed detox center. The citys code prohibits placing an addiction treatment center within 1,000 feet of another such center. When rst presented to city planners in June, the detox center got the okay in regard to zoning issues. But subsequently, residents of The Cove organized a protest and convinced the Planning and Zoning Board that such a facility would not be compatible with their neighborhood. Gretchen Thomas said the facility at 504 S. Federal Highway would be See House on page 3 County redistricting presents few changes for NE BrowardBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFBarring last-minute surprises, voters in northeast Broward will see few changes in the boundary lines of county commission districts. After months of reviewing maps presented by both the public and county staff, the nal three choices will be voted on Tuesday, Dec. 13 after a nal public hearing beginning at 5 p.m. The map most acceptable to the commission to date is labeled 4A See DISTRICTS on page 26


2 The PelicanFriday, December 2, 2011 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLBTS Town commissioners have rejected a request from the Sea Ranch Lakes Village Council to eliminate driveway Request to replace pelicans with pineapples nds no favorimprovements at the Sea Ranch Lakes Shopping Center. They also asked that pineapples, rather than pelicans, be the decorative art for three seating areas in front of the center. The driveway is a service drive and is not signalized. We dont think these enhancements will add anything to the safety, Village Council member Greg Sollitto told the commission Tuesday. Dont put this in place. Its a tortured route and a danger to vehicles and pedestrians the way people drive. Sollitto also said his council would like something other than pelicans in the seating areas and has agreed to pay for the added expense of making this change. LBTS Mayor Roseann Minnet suggested leaving the walls plain rather than changing from pelicans to pineapples. Commissioner Chris Vincent asked if there was any study on the sight lines at the north driveway. I have a hard time removing something with no backup information, he said. We dont need any more impacts to this driveway. We dont want the liability. LBTS Town Manager Connie Hoffmann responded, We dont see that the improvements increase pedestrian danger. We think the enhancement makes it safer. They will have a wider path to walk on and get away from traf c. The driveway improvements are part of the A1A Enhancement Project and are being paid for with Florida Department of Transportation, or FDOT, funds. Commissioner Birute Ann Clottey said she found the request for changes a hard pill to swallow. Now youre embarrassed for us to put a pelican there. That makes no sense. If you had contributed a few dollars, you could make a few more demands. But we paid for it, with the FDOT. I dont want pineapples there. A motion to keep the pelicans passed 3-2, Minnet and Vincent dissenting. Not constructing the north driveway improvements would save $23,000. Dodd moved that the improvements be installed subject to con rmation from FDOT that there is no safety issue. That motion passed unanimously. The Village Council had concerns about a proposed location of a bus stop on the east side of A1A, north of the village entrance. The Broward County Transit Authority agreed to move the bus stop 20 feet north at no additional cost. Hoffmann reported there had been complaints about planting live oak trees as part of the project because they ruin the grass, block the sun and are intolerant to salt. Minnet said she would like something more tropical. Commissioners unanimously agreed to plant gumbo limbos in place of the live oaks.


The Pelican 3 Friday, December 2, 2011 just 59 feet from her property line, 86 feet from her home. Forty children live within 500 feet of the Moustafa property she said. Thomas said she her neighbors fear clients of the detox center, some of whom also suffer from mental illness, could leave the facility and escape into the neighborhood. She said such persons are better served in a hospital. Complicating the issue for the residents and the citys position, is the American Disability Act, or ADA, and the Fair Housing Act both of which according to Moustafas attorneys ban discrimination against drug addicts. Regina Dowling, another Cove resident said, Why do we have to accommodate these people who have intentionally destroyed their minds? They are not really disabled. They are drug addicts. James K. Green represented Florida House in its request that reasonable accommodation be made for his client. Planning and Zoning Director Jerry Ferguson will decide if the Florida House site plan can move forward. Failure to do so could result in a civil rights lawsuit. In the matter of the detox center being a separate entity, attorney Scott Backman spoke for Florida House. His client was told the detox center met the zoning requirements and then a week before the site plan was to come before the city commission, was told processing had been halted because the new center would be within 1,000 feet of Florida House. Backman handed out aerial photographs showing Florida House on three parcels: one campus with multiple buildings. This is just an added service component, Backman said of the detox center. He said public pressure had caused Ferguson to enact the 1,000-foot rule. City Attorney Andy Maurodis argued that Florida House now operates under several separate corporations. A judgment against one, would not involve another, Maurodis said. You cant be a separate [entity] for issues of liability and [another] one for purposes of zoning. You cant have your cake and eat it too. Siniawsky said he expects to rule within 10 days.HouseContinued from page 1 Pompano Boat Parade Dec. 11


4 The PelicanFriday, December 2, 2011 ADVERTISING? ITS PART OF DOING BUSINESS. CALL US. 954-783-8700. The families of Mark Dreyer and Dan Whitehead celebrated Thanksgiving in true south Florida style, setting up an elegant dinner for 20 on the sand at Deer elds beach. Sparing no formality, the table was laden not only with turkey and all the trimmings, but with linen clothes, china plates, crystal glasses and silver serving pieces and decorated with seashells. It was very cool, said Dreyer who is president of the Island Community Association, a civic group for Deer eld Beach residents living east of the Intracoastal Waterway. Thanksgiving in the sandBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLauderdale-By-The-Sea Cindy Geesey, a candidate for town commissioner opposing incumbent Stuart Dodd in the Jan. 31 election, has dropped out of the race. In an email to supporters explaining her decision, Geesey wrote that it appears her husband Adam, a consultant as a nuclear engineer at power plants around the country, will have opportunities out of state again and possibly abroad, and she wants to be available to go with him. I must put my family rst. Therefore, I plan to withdraw my candidacy, she said. Geesey is a former president of the LauderdaleBy-The-Sea Property Owners Association and former chair of the towns Planning and Zoning Board. She thanked the many supporters who encouraged her to run, offered contributions and planned neighborhood teas. Geeseys move leaves only one contested race in the LBTS election. Mark Brown, a former Congressional aide and chief of staff, and Edmund Malkoon, an insurance agent and Realtor, are running for the seat now held by Birute Ann Clottey. Clottey did not le to run for re-election. Mayor Roseann Minnet was re-elected without opposition. Geesey withdraws from town race for commissioner


The Pelican 5 Friday, December 2, 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. Oakland Park The city of Oakland Park presents an open house meeting on the Twin Lakes South Neighborhood Improvement Project at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the ECD MultiPurpose Room 5399 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 2. The meeting, open to all residents and property owners, is planned to get input and discuss the improvement project and to see how Broward County is moving forward with nalization of the civil engineer design of the infrastructure improvement plans. For more information, call Marlon Lobban at 954-6304484 or Rick Buckeye at 954630-4345.Twin Lakes project discussion, Dec. 8 Community Calendar 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. Dec. 2 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. 954-3578870. 12/03 Ecoaction Day at Fern Forrest for all ages 9 a.m. to noon. Free.Volunteers clean up trash, plant native plants, and/or remove non-native 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 appropriately with long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes that can get dirty. Participants should bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water. Extra tools such as shovels, rakes, and hand pruners are welcome. A volunteer form must be lled out in order to participate. For more information, call the nature center at 954357-5198. 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 954-942-9946 to reserve a table. 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 See SIGHTINGS on page 19


6 The PelicanFriday, December 2, 2011 Deer eld Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea, Wilton Manors and Oakland Park The Pompano Pelican is published weekly on FridaysStreet Address: 1500-A E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Telephone: 954-783-8700 Fax: 954-783-0093Letters to the Editor are encouraged and accepted for print if signed, although a writers name will be withheld on request; letters must also include a daytime telephone number. Advertising rates are available upon request. Subscription rate is $31.80 including tax for one years delivery in Greater Pompano Beach; $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 discretion of the publisher. We welcome your critiques and ideas concerning this publication. Anne Siren, publisher 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, Bill Fox ESTABLISHED 1993 Volume XIX, Issue 48 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Why is it that the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier is not operating the same as the other piers in Dania, Deerfield, Lake Worth, Juno Beach, Flagler Beach, St. Augustine, Daytona and Jacksonville Beach. All these piers have rules and regulations, bait and tackle available and established hours. My friend and I try to fish a different pier each month, and even though the Pompano Pier is free admission, it is at the bottom of our list in every category except admission cost. Our visit to the Pompano Pier recently in early evening, found homeless people sleeping under the structure and at the end. The concession building was closed, so no bait or refreshments were available. Three bicycles came on the pier and one motorcycle. Not exactly what a fisherman expects to find. All the other piers mentioned are operated by the city/county or an independent contractor who pays the city/county a monthly fee to provide all the services entry, bait, tackle, drinks, ice and emergency ponchos. Those piers also offer helpful information on fishing from that particular pier, areas for accommodations, restaurants, points of interest and more. If the city/county is able to a lease a pier for more money than its cost to operate, why doesnt Pompano Beach do it? Unhappy Angler Shop early, shop localThis holiday season, more than ever, showing strong support to local business owners and merchants, sounds and feels right. In fact, it is right. Weve had Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so why dont we start Local December. Start Local December tomorrow at the Green Market in your town to buy fresh baked goods, handmade items, plants, soaps and Florida nuts and jellies. And heres one way your Local December shopping serves double as a gift and a donation. The preservation societies of Sample McDougald House and the Hillsboro Lighthouse are selling tree ornaments depicting these historic landmarks. Buying these gifts from members of either of these groups supports the preservation of these two wonderful sights. Both are on sale at the Pompano Beach Green Market tomorrow. Dont forget fashion, jewelry, toys and technology are all available right in your community. Local December works for the big items, too, like cars, boats and appliances. Forget shopping in cyberspace for one month and support the merchants who support your hometown with taxes and you with services. Military Veterans enjoyed free car washes on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. The event was sponsored by Lighthouse Car Wash, 1048 E. Sample Road, Pompano Beach. Owners Dave and Terri Rittenhouse are pictured with Disabled American Veterans, Jim Zane, Dick DeFilippo, Jerry Groninger, Ron Boehl and Mike Butler. A clean Thank You to Veterans Weigh the anchors and sail with the Pompano Beach Boat Parade Pompano Pier lacks what anglers need for a day of shing


The Pelican 7 Friday, December 2, 2011 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-783-8700. Craft showLBTS The Community Church of Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea plans a holiday craft and outreach fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Proceeds bene t local non-pro t organizations. The church is at 4433 Bougainvilla Drive. Among vendors taking part are Trash 2 Treasures, 4 Childrens S.A.K.E., Chef Davids Childrens Foundation, Presbyterian Women and the Broward Childrens Center. For more information, call 954-2631765.Beach Clean-upLBTS The monthly beach clean-up is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Interested volunteers are invited to meet at the pavilion at Commercial Boulevard and the beach. Gloves, bags and water will be provided. This event is sponsored by Amy and Kurt Weiss of Coastal Computer, 229 Commercial Boulevard, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Register for a gift certi cate. Call 954-776-1000.Anglins Square holidayLBTS 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. Call 954776-1000. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFGive the family an early holiday treat! The public is invited to this free and seldom offered opportunity to salute a U.S. Marine and have a close up look at the Goodyear Blimp Spirit of Innovation and the hangar itself. Mark your calendar for next Saturday and Sundays team up Toys for Tots event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Goodyear Blimp Base, 1500 NE 5 Avenue in Pompano Beach. Weve teamed up with the United States Marine Corp to host the biggest Toys for Tots collection ever, says Doug Grassian, public relations director for Goodyear Tire & Rubber. Heres a free opportunity to get a close up look at the Blimp, drive through the hangar, drop off some toys to make the holidays happy for the kids and maybe win the raf e for a future ride in the blimp. Donna Calderone, Blimp of ce manager, adds, The public is welcome with or without toys to visit us during this exciting weekend event but only those with toys qualify to win the raf e. Were so happy to be reviving one of our discontinued traditions called the Santa Claus Express when Goodyear put that name on Public invited to visit the Goodyear Blimp with one toy or a bag full for the U.S. Marines Toys For Tots Drivethe side of one of its blimps at Christmas time in 19271928. Last year our Goodyear Suf eld, Ohio Blimp Base had a Toys for Tots drive and attracted over 1,700 cars. This year well be doing the Toys for Tots Drive at all three of our Goodyear Blimp bases in Ohio, Carson City, California and here. Ill bet well have the largest number of cars right here in Pompano Beach. The U.S. Marines will be on hand to collect toys, so desperately needed in these economic times. The Toys for Tots program was founded by the Marines in 1948 and has been a vital program that enhances the holidays for many children in families struggling to provide the basic needs of food and shelter. Toys for these families are an unaffordable luxury. The U.S. Marines and Goodyear Blimp are trying to help ll the gap. Join the festivities to pack the Marine trucks with toys. Goodyear is one of the worlds largest tire companies. It employs approximately 72,000 people and manufacturers its products in 54 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Two innovative centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-ofthe-art products and services that set the technology and performance standards for the industry. Fo r more information call 954-946-8300 or go to www.goodyear.com Thank you U.S. Marines for assisting Santa Claus for so many years and Goodyear Blimp for kicking off this festive season with its unusual opportunity to see the Blimp up close on December 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Get the inside story on the Goodyear Blimp. All it takes is a toy.


8 The PelicanFriday, December 2, 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. Dump the drugs, shred the evidenceLBTS The Broward Sheriffs Of ce will hold a dual event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Town Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive. The event will include a prescription drug take back and a Shred-A-Thon. The prescription drug take back program, operating under the name Operation Medicine Cabinet, allows participants to turn in unused or expired prescription medication to receive a $5 gift card (while supplies last). The Shred-A-Thon provides residents with a safe way to dispose of their personal documents, check stubs, credit card offers, receipts and any other paperwork that contains sensitive information. The service is free, limited to ve boxes per person. Call 954-557-1124.Santa photos 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.By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFDaniel H. Hunt, president of Boat World of Florida, says hes mighty glad to be back in his former location at 1260 N. Federal Hwy. just three minutes from the 14th street ramp. That means were getting our clients to the water and on their way quickly and ef ciently, he says. We moved back in July after two years in Fort Lauderdale and it feels good to be where weve been since 1976. This location is a better t for our inventory and availability. Ive been servicing South Floridas boating community for many years, and Im best known as Boatman Dan. His inventory of new and used boats includes center console shing boats, bay skiffs, walk-arounds and bow rider runabouts and day cruisers. Boatman Dan shared a little information on each. Center console shing boats are generally used by coastal off shore anglers and family outdoor sports activities. Both new and certi ed used are stocked. Most of these center consoles are for the budget oriented. Bay skiffs are generally used for the back waters or in the Keys. These are easy to maneuver boats, often hauled on trailers. Walk-arounds are designed with families in mind. They sleep two to four persons and have the creature comforts for the family while still giving the platform of a full sportsman boat for off shore and coastal angling. Bow riders and day cruisers are designed for outings with the entire family. Theyre equipped with plush interiors, ample seating for six or seven people and in some cases have a full galley and head facilities. Our best selling boats are the Key West and Key Largo center console boats in a range of 15 to 25-feet. These two are so popular because they are easily transported on a trailer.ServicingAccording to Dan, service and servicing are key factors to Boat Family owned and operated, Boat World of Florida is back in Pompano Beach at its old locationWorld and its customers. He says, We want our customers to be safe and happy on the water. This means annual servicing of all boats is highly recommended. We have certi ed trained technicians on staff to handle any and all servicing needs including parts, electronics and accessories. Our computer diagnostic equipment is upgraded every six months to enable us to diagnose and x every problem. Asked if he exhibited in the recent big boat show, the answer was yes. We bring the boats we think are the most popular. We like the shows because they give us the opportunity Family of Boaters! Lise and Dan Hunt, owners of Boat World of Florida, Inc., love boating themselves. They are proud of their inventory of boats and excellent service department at 1260 N. Federal Hwy. in Pompano Beach.See BOAT WORLD on page 11New breakfast spot to open in Lighthouse PointThe Lighthouse Point Chamber will host a ribbon cutting at MarChas Breakfast Shack, 3110 Plaza at 3100 N. Federal Highway, LHP from 1130 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Free samples, snacks, drinks and lunch specials with homemade hot soups are also available. MarChas Breakfast Shack features breakfast all day, tasty sandwiches, daily chef specials and freshly baked breads, muf ns, cookies, cheesecakes and much more! All food is made from scratch or is ordered from top quality organic producers. www. marchasbreakfastshack.com.


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10 The PelicanFriday, December 2, 2011 will affect them. In many cases, they learned there are still more questions than answers. The code, effective Jan. 2, will apply to county and municipal elected of cials but later will include appointed board members and staff as well. Susan Trevarthen, town attorney, outlined some of the codes provisions. Gifts: Under the new rules, commissioners cant accept gifts of any value from lobbyists, town vendors or potential suppliers of goods and services, or contractors. Exempt are gifts valued under $50 from leaders of homeowners associations or nonpro t public interest groups. Limits apply to elected of cials and their relatives, even cousins, in-laws and step relatives. Gifts must be reported. Lobbyists must register with the town and report any contacts with of cials in municipal buildings. (LBTS is currently creating a lobbyist registration system.) If a lobbyist meets with an of cial elsewhere, the of cial must disclose the meeting within 10 days. Employment restrictions: Elected of cials must report all remuneration annually. Local of cials cant lobby other governments in Broward County. City commissioners cant be a vendor or contractor to the town, and they cant serve on procurement committees. Charitable and political fundraising: No city staff or resources can be used. Campaign fundraisers cant be held in town buildings. When in doubt, Trevarthen advised consulting with town attorneys. Your only clear protection is seeking a personal safe harbor opinion, she said. Of cials must write out the question and get the attorneys answer in writing. Heres a sampling of how the code would apply to commissioners. The answers were provided by Robert Meyers, former executive director of the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics. Trevarthen posed the questions. Q. If a vendor offers you $5,000, can you accept it? A. No. Q. If someone in the community values your work and gives you a $125 bottle of champagne, can you accept it? A. No, if its valued at more than $50, you cant accept it. If its a box of wine valued at $20, it can be accepted. Q. Can you accept that same $20 gift from a registered lobbyist in your town? A. No, you cant even accept a cup of coffee from the lobbyist. Q. An architectural rm has a contract with the town, and a commissioners brother accepts Dolphin tickets valued at $125 from the rm. A. Thats not allowed. But that issue escalated. What if your brother didnt tell you? What if you dont speak? Mayor Roseann Minnet asked. Trevarethen advised a family meeting to make relatives aware of the rules. Commissioner Scot Sasser wanted to know what to do if relatives refused to obey. Meyers said if he had informed them and they disregarded the code, he would have a strong defense. Q. What if a commissioners wife throws her husband a birthday party, and one of the guests is a friend and lobbyist who gives him a $40 present. Can he accept it? A. No. Q. If a commissioner attends a meeting at Pompano Beach City Hall and is offered a bottle of water, can he accept it? A. No, because the town has a water use agreement with Pompano Beach. Vice Mayor Stuart Dodd noted that the towns Volunteer Fire Department is a contractor. Can no one here (on the commission) be a member of the VFD? (In the past two LBTS commissioners were VFD members.) Trevarthen reiterated that elected of cials cant be contractors of the town and Meyers said the list keeps getting longer of issues that need to be clari ed. For example he said, It couldnt be that every business in Broward County is a potential vendor. This is what keeps us up nights. Dodd asked who pays for the legal opinions on these issues. Is this an unfunded mandate? Yes, its an unfunded mandate, Minnet said. Browards municipalities can pass stricter measures than the new ethics code, but nothing that is more lenient, Meyers said. This ethics code may be an overreaction to the recent convictions of of cials for malfeasance in Broward County, said resident Joyce Murray. This could lead to less ef ciency of operations. Now (of cials) have to be so very careful of every utterance or any appearance of impropriety. EthicsContinued from page 1Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700


The Pelican 11 Friday, December 2, 2011 to present our boats to boat owners looking to upgrade or to people wanting to become boat owners. After all this area is famous as a boaters paradise. With all of the competition around, the Pelican asked how Boat World sets itself apart. Dan says, I personally bring over 30 years of experience to the business. We are family owned and operated. My wife, Lise is the of ce manager, and Im head of sales. We stand for personalized service and an excellent inventory. Every customer who starts with us, stays with us. Steve Norris is one of Boat Worlds loyal customers. He says, Dans been servicing my 23-foot Dusky for a long time with parts and annual check ups. They treat me like family. I do a lot of diving from my Dusky. Harlan Taylor bought his 31-foot Stamas from Boat World six years ago and says, Ive been really pleased with this great shing boat and Ive caught a lot of Mahi, shing from it. They service my boat annually and keep me ship shape. Im getting ready to buy another one just like this and Dan will help me sell mine. Dan calls himself an avid boater and says he has had pleasure on many of the boats he sells. We enjoy boating with our son Drew,17, who attends Cardinal Gibbons High School, and our daughter Jennifer, 18 who is now at Florida Atlantic University. Boating is a great family activity. I enjoy showing and suggesting boats for a long lasting, holiday family gift. Open 7 days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Sales 954-7817100 or Service 954-7851000. Visit the web site at www. boatworldusa.com Boat WorldContinued from page 8Call The Pelican 954-783-8700 Lighthouse AGlow plans family events Pompano Boat Parade Dec. 11


12 The PelicanFriday, December 2, 2011 She could be a winner!Pompano Beach All it will take for homegrown Stephanie Lynn Bernota to be featured in the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Issue is enough votes. The 25-year-old Bernota was raised in Pompano Beach and attended St. Colemans, Pompano Beach Middle School and Pompano Beach High School. She sent her photo to a contest sponsored by Kru Vodka and was chosen out of 300 girls to accompany two other nalists to Maui for a photo shoot. The photos from that shoot are now on www.kru83.com where the votes are being solicited. The girl that gets the most votes by Dec. 28 will appear on a two-page spread in the famous swim suit issue. Stephanie attended Broward Community College and would like to become a massage therapist, but should the 5-foot, 6-inch, blue-eyed blond win the Kru contest, her future could be unlimited.


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14 The PelicanFriday, December 2, 2011 to be the free, fun and easy boat parade. Each year thousands of spectators line the vemile route to view the glitz, glamour, creative costumes, special effects and music. The boats will sail from Lake Santa Barbara at 6:30 p.m. turning the waterway into a glistening showcase featuring sparkling small outboards, stoic sailboats and majestic luxury yachts. Grand marshals this year are Miami Heat star and Pompano Beach resident, Mike Miller, who shares the honor with Rachel Wheeler, an 11-year-old who has raised over $175,000 to build homes in earthquake-ravaged Haiti through the Coconut Creek based Food for the Poor. The chamber welcomes businesses and residents as well as sponsors for this years parade. Parade participants enjoy the thrill of the parade and captains and their crews are invited to the pre-boat party given every year. Registration forms are available at The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, 2200 East Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach. [A copy of the registration form is on page 6 in this issue] Captains who preregister and attend the safety meeting at the Isle Casino Pompano Park will receive a commemorative t-shirt as well as chances to win special door prizes. Trophies for the winners will be presented at a special event in January 2012 at Oceans 234 on A1A in Deer eld Beach. Seats are still available on the lead boat, The Musette, where passengers can view the parade and the decorated shoreline while live music and dancing takes place. The $55 tickets includes a buffet dinner and an open bar. The Musette will depart from the Two Georges at the Cove, Deer eld Beach, with boarding beginning at 5 p.m. For tickets call 5617919686 or 855-687-3883 or visit www.musettecharter.com. For further information on sponsorship and boat participation call the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce at 954941-2940, visit their website www. pompanobeachchamber.com.Boat ParadeContinued from page 1Pompano Beach Boat Parade sails December 11.


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16 The Pelican Friday, December 2, 2011 Crime reportsCOMPILED BY ANNE SIRENCops nab man lming children at showersDeer eld Beach A 66year-old man was arrested and charged with 100 counts of child pornography. The arrest came after a Deer eld Beach Ocean Rescue lifeguard spotted John Field videotaping children as they washed off at the beach the day before Thanksgiving. The lifeguard alerted a Broward Sheriffs Of cer, or BSO, deputy. An investigation at the mans home in Coral Springs revealed 50,000 explicit images of girls between 1 and 12, according to BSO reports. Anyone with information should call 954-888-5239.Smash and grabs on the risePompano Beach It took a matter of seconds for the young mom to park, open her umbrella and escort her toddler to daycare. But while they were on their way, one thief, watching every move, managed to smash the cars window, grab the womans purse and get out of the parking lot. The act was caught on video. The thief, still at large, was driving a grey Ford Edge. Detectives say such criminals have been busy in Pompano Beach lately, hitting cars in parking lots, gyms and day care centers. Call 954-7864242 with information.Advertise in The Pelican for coverage in nine North Broward cities. Pompano Boat Parade Dec. 11 Dec. 11


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18 The Pelican Friday, December 2, 2011 This special gift is designed to become a family treasureBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point Here it is the holiday season, and some very special groups are proposing gifts for the host and hostesses that will certainly become heirlooms. Pat Anderson, local artist and owner of Pat Anderson: Art and Gifts, continues to create her unique handpainted Christmas bulbs, this year commemorating four major South Florida groups. Anderson always begins her Christmas work in March when she creates the new bulb designs and then ships them to Beijing. There, local artists, using the ancient art of eglomise, reproduce the designs inside each bulb. That means that each bulb is a little different, says Anderson. They manage to recreate my art with small brushes inserted through the tiny hole in the bulb. The Sample-McDougald House, Pompano Beach, is celebrating its grand opening this year and Andersons depiction of the house on its new grounds includes a celebration on the large porch. Another bulb commemorates the 100th year of Henry Flaglers railroad through Florida to Key West. It depicts the concrete building on Pigeon Key where 400 workers lived during the four-year construction of the SevenMile Bridge. The success of the The Railroad that Goes to Sea was short-lived when, in 1935, a hurricane with winds up to 200 mph and tidal waves of 17 feet wiped out most of the area causing extensive damage to See BULBS on page 24


The Pelican 19 Friday, December 2, 2011 Boca parade changes beach routeDeerfield Beach Motorists taking detours into Boca Raton due to the Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge being closed for repairs are being rerouted on Dec. 7 due to that citys annual holiday street parade at 7 p.m. that closes portions of US 1. Instead of using either the Palmetto Park Bridge or the Camino Real Bridge to reach the beaches, travelers must go via Dixie Highway to the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge at Spanish River Boulevard. This change is only for Dec. 7. The Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge will be closed in the up position from Dec. 4 through Dec.9, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Lighthouse Point The city of Lighthouse Point will kick off the holiday season with the 9th annual Lighthouse AGlow A Family Gathering. The event is set from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Frank McDonough Park, 3500 NE 27 Ave. The event will feature holiday caroling by St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Choir and the St. Jude Bell Choir. Also performing are the Cardinal Gibbons Dance Team, the Young Patriot Drill Team and students from the Realdance Studio. Bounce houses, are planned. Santa will arrive on a city re truck at 7 p.m. Call 954-784-3439.Lighthouse AGlow plans family event The course requires 24 contact hours. Cost is $150. Graduation is Dec. 19. For more information visit http://www.masternaturalist. Enrollment 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 954-3575198. 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.. A $10 goodwill offering will be received at the door. SightingsContinued from page 5 See SIGHTINGS on page 21


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The Pelican 21 Friday, December 2, 2011 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach The Christmas Tree lighting and visit from Santa Claus, previously held at City Hall, has been moved to the Cove Shopping Center to commemorate improvements made there to the parking lot. The holiday event will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, beginning at 5 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mayor Peggy Noland will light the Christmas tree and Santa Claus will make his appearance. Expect snow urries, music, entertainment, vendors with holiday treats and of course, photos with jolly St. Nick. This is free fun. The Cove is at 1550 E. Hillsboro Boulevard, just west of the Intracoastal Waterway.For a short time, beach stickers are a dealDeer eld Beach The city is not trying to replicate Black Friday, but buyers of beach parking stickers will get a break next week on the price of their 2012 decal. The stickers will be halfprice $50 if the purchaser can show a $25 sales slip dated November or December from any business in the Community Redevelopment Area. The sale began Dec. 1 and continues through Wednesday, Dec. 7 and is intended to encourage residents to support local merchants. The CRA encompasses shopping areas east of US 1 in Hillsboro Boulevard and along the S curve on A1A. For more speci cs, call 954489-4222.Focal Point food drive has begunDeer eld Beach The NE Focal Point Senior Center seeks donations of non-perishable goods for the annual food drive. Suggested are canned vegetables, fruit, tuna, chicken or turkey, dried or canned milk, hot or cold cereals, rice, pasta and pasta sauces. Donations can be dropped off at the Focal Point, 227 NW 2 Street, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 954-480-4449,Tree lighting venue changes, but Santas on his way 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 Road South, Coconut Creek at 7:30 p.m. Call 954-357-5198.SightingsContinued from page 19


22 The Pelican Friday, December 2, 2011 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 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 LATIN LADY DANCER NEEDED Approx 2-3 Hours Per Week In Boca. Private Lessons. $25 Per Hour. Call 954-415-4937. 12-2 BEAUTY!!! HAIR STYLIST, Nail Tech. Massage Facial. Guaranteed Start With 100% Commission. Call In Boca 954415-4937. 12-2 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. 12-16 SEEKING EMPLOYMENTCERTIFIED CNA BILINGUAL 20 Years Experience. Care For The Sick/Elderly. Reliable Live In Or Out. Valid Drivers License. 517-980-1548. 12-2 CNA LOOKING TO TAKE CARE OF Elderly On Hrly Or Live-in Basis. Insurance Or Private Pay Accepted. Elizabeth 561-504-4602. 12-2 ADULT 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. 12-9SERVICES RETIRED PLUMBING CONTRACTOR Looking For Work. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. CFC 027532. Low Rates. 954-496-6420. 12-2 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. 12-16 USA SCREEN REPAIR Pool Enclosures, Patio Rooms. Free Estimates. Guaranteed Lowest Price. Lic & Ins. 954-708-9923. usascreens@gmail.com. 12-9 GENERAL ERRANDS CHRISTMAS Shopping Gift Wrapping. Light Cleaning. Please Call For More Information 954-3093559. 12-2 HANDYMAN PAINTING CARPENTRY Pressure Cleaning. Decks! Everything Around The House. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call 561-350-3781. 12-23 CALL BRENDAN THE HANDYMAN Construction & Repairs. Carpentry, Plumbing, Roo ng, Masonry, Windows, Painting, Decking, Tile. Free Estimates. 954773-6134. Emergency Calls. 12-23 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 PREVENT COSTLY MISTAKES! Interior Design Consultations. Hourly Rates. Call Today! 954-420-9119. 12-2 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. Y ou Will Do An Irish Jig. 12-9 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. 12-2 SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN Call If Your Desire Is To Pay Less Than The Real Price For Electrical Work Done Right! 954-554-8520 Beech Electrical Corp. 12-2 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. 12-16ATTORNEYBANKRUPTCY / FORECLOSURE ATTORNEY Free Consultation / Discounted Rates Christian Panagakos, Licensed Since 1995 Located In Pompano. 954-600-8990. www. FloridaBankruptcyAdvisors.com. 12-9 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESNew GREEN technology. New defroster control saves energy in home refrigerators, commercial chillers. Patented. All optical. Simple mfg. Strategic partners needed..www.NewAvionics.Com. 954-568-1991.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 954-629-1324. HOMES FOR SALEMEADOWS AT CRYSTAL LAKE Nice 2/2 Home In Active 55 Community; Lots Of Amenities And LOW Monthly Maintenance! $125K. Agent: 954-614-8428. 12-9


The Pelican 23 Friday, December 2, 2011 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 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 LIGHTHOUSE POINT Spacious 2/2 Furn. + Library/Office. Breakfast Bar With Den Off Kitchen. Large Covered Patio. Pool. Many Amenities. 954-8182388. 12-2 SEASONAL RENTALSPOMPANO BEACH 2/2 Beautifully Furnished 9th Floor Corner Apt. Great Views. All Amenities. $2,000 A Month. Call 954-785-0177. 12-23 POMPANO 1 MILE TO BEACH 1/1 Nice Complex With Great Amenities. Available Dec May Or 3 Month Minimum. No Pets. $1250 Per Month. Call Barbara At Balistreri Realty. 954-2637129. 12-2REAL 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. 12-23 WALK TO BEACH Great Restaurants. 2/2 Galt Mile Area. $159,900. Call Ron Postma Advanta Realty. 954234-3644. 12-9 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 CONDOS FOR RENTLEISUREVILLE 2/1 FURNISHED CONDO 55+. 2 Clubhouses & 2 Pools. Many Amenities. $795 Month Yearly. Call 954-806-0504. 12-16 LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA Across From Beach. Near Sea Watch. 1 Bedroom/Den 2 Baths. Furn/Unfurn. W/D In Unit. $1175 Per Mo Yearly st/Last/Sec. Or Seasonal 5 Month Minimum. $1895 Per Mo. 954-942-5642. 12-9 POMPANO 1/1 E OF FEDERAL. Small Complex. Very Clean. No Pets. $650 Month Yearly. Call Barbara At 954-263-7129. 12-2 LHP MARINA AREA! NICE 2/2 BOATERS, Lease A Slip At Marina And Walk Home! Unfurnished Annual: $1600 Monthly. Agent 954-614-8428. 12-9APTS FOR RENTDEERFIELD/POMPANO BEACH 1 BR & 2 BR APTS FOR RENT. Remodeled, Paint, Tile, Etc. W & D On Site. Pool. Pet Friendly. Call George 954-809-5030. 12-16 POMPANO MCNAB RD & NE 18 Avenue 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished/Unfurnished. $675 $875 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-6102327. 12-2 EFFICIENCY AVAILABLE WITH FULL KITCHEN. Includes: Electric, Cable, Wi-Fi, Water, Pool. 2nd Floor End Unit. Clean Move-in Condition. 2 Blocks From Ocean North Of Atlantic. Owner Agent. $699 Month. 2 Weeks Free With Annual Lease. $699 Security. 954-6087368. 12-9 412 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. 12-2 POMPANO ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL AREA! Duplex 1/1 Yard Quiet. Utilities Included. $900 Month Yearly. Please Call 954-4158838. 12-2 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 JUST OFF FEDERAL. 1/1, Pool, Laundry. Close To Shopping & Transportation. $700 Per Mo. 1st Mo + Security To Move In. Call Anthony 954-8575207. 12-2 POMPANO GARDENS $795 1/1 $200 Deposit. Nice Area Minutes To Beach Pet OK. Please Call 954-515-2554. 12-23 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. 12-2 POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $495. Easy Movein. 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT. Remodeled. Great Location. 954-783-1088 For More Info. 1-6 CO-OP SALESPOMPANO BEACH 1/1 On Water, Dockage Available At Your Door. $59,500. Coldwell Banker Barbara 954-6291324. 12-23 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. 12-2 OUTDOOR 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. 12-16MUSICAL ITEMSBABY GRAND PIANO $1,200 FIRM. CALL 954-783-8700. ORGAN for SALE Excellent condition. $400. Call 9542950194.FURNITUREBEDSETS King $180 Queen $130 Full $110. Twin $90. 5 Pc Bedroom Set $399. Frames $39. Call 954-465-6498. 12-9 DINING ROOM TABLE: Oval Glass Top 6x3.5 Alabaster Base With 4 Dolphins In Waves. $300. Pompano Beach. Please Call 954-540-8831. 12-2GARAGE SALELIGHTHOUSE POINT 2011 NE 28 STREET! December 9 & 10. Friday & Saturday. 8am-12Noon. Lots To SELL SELL SELL.GREAT BARGAINS!!! 12-2 The Pelican 954-783-8700


24 The Pelican Friday, December 2, 2011 Piranhas reviving Santa Classic toy drivePompano Beach T he Pompano Piranhas Swim Club is reviving one of the citys most treasured events, the Santa Classic. A trademark of the former swim team, the Pompano Pirates, the Classic had its heyday in the 70s as a toy drive that attracted swimmers from all over south Florida. A highlight of those years was the appearance of Olympic champion Mark Spitz who ew in via helicopter with Santa Claus. This year, Piranhas coach Jesse Vassallo expects 250 young swimmers to come out to the aquatic center Saturday, Dec. 17 to greet Santa Clauss helicopter y-in and cheer him on in swim competition. Entry fee, as always, is a toy which will be donated to the Broward Childrens Center. the bridge. Today, the Old Seven Preservation Society hopes to restore the bridge to renew transportation to Pigeon Key. The Old Seven [bridge] is still there, but its too rickety to use. If we lose Old Seven, says Anderson, we lose access to Pigeon Key. BulbsContinued from page 18 For Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse buffs, a few turtles have been added this year next to the lighthouse. Anderson included them as a reminder that these critters have been part of Florida for thousands of years and always need protection. One of the glitziest bulbs will mark the 40th year of the Winterfest Parade, Dec. 10. Its a handsome bulb, says Anderson. The glitter is applied before the artists paint the bulb. The ornaments range from $24 to $29 and are available at Andersons store in the Shoppes at Beacon Light. Note: Purchase of the commemorative bulbs through SampleMcDougald House and the Lighthouse Preservation Society directly benefit those groups .Pompano Boat Parade Dec. 11


The Pelican 25 Friday, December 2, 2011 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001.. Shhh! The babies are already nesting. Watch your step on the beach. Its turtle season in South Florida By RJ BoylePELICAN ANGLERIt is going to be a little windy this weekend so walk along the beach or venture out onto one of the local piers and try your hand at pompano fishing. The preferred method of tackle consists of a double hooked sand flea rig fished with a pyramid sinker at the bottom. You can catch the sand fleas in the surf with a sand flea Pompano are here! Catch your this weekendrake. Simply cast out into the surf allowing the lead to hit the bottom. Slowly wind the line tight. Check your bait periodically as other creatures may pick your bait clean. Anglers also use Docs Goofy Jigs with no bait. Cast out the lure and slowly retrieve the lure bouncing it off of the bottom. The preferred colors for this lure are pink, orange, and lime green. The pompanos range in size up to 2 pounds. They make great table fare so make sure to bring ice along. Remember that the minimum size limit is 11 inches to the fork and the bag limit per person is 6 fish per day. Spanish mackerels will also eat the goofy jigs as well so hold on tight. We carry all of the necessary tackle at the store and can answer any questions that you might have. Its really a nice change of pace to do something different while the wind is blowing. We as fishermen are always looking to bend a rod when we cant get out due to the sea conditions. Give it a shot. Get Tight! RJ Boyle


26 The Pelican Friday, December 2, 2011 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFA job fair Saturday, coordinated by Ted Smith, president of New Eyes Marketing, attracted well over 500 job seekers to the Deerfield Beach Hilton. Eighteen companies and nonprofits, seeking everything from telemarketers, to project managers and skilled tradesmen to front desk personnel to licensed community association managers, bookkeepers and property maintenance workers were interviewing and taking job applications. Sponsors were Toyota of Deerfield Beach and the Deerfield Beach Hilton. Smith said he was amazed at Deer eld job fair attracts hundreds John Esposito at the Deer eld Beach Chamber of Commerce table helped gather information on job seekers to share with Chamber members. Were an employee source without the fee, Esposito said. Julian Felder, general manager of the Wyndham Resort, and his wife, Nina, had jobs for dishwashers, servers, hostesses and front desk personnel. Edison Publishing was seeking experience telemarketers. Ann Marie Rubinstein interviews a prospect. Long lines outside the Hilton indicate the high interest in this months job fair.. [Photos by Judy Wilson]was produced by county staff. It received the nod of seven of the nine seated county commissioners including Chip LaMarca from District 4 and Kristin Jacobs from District 2. If it is accepted Dec. 13, there will be few changes in the constituency of these two public of cials. LaMarcas district begins in Deer Creek in northwest Deer eld Beach and moves east to encompasses precincts east of US 1 in Deer eld, Hillsboro Beach, Lighthouse Point and Pompano Beach and then to Wilton Manors, some of Oakland Park and back down the coastline to Dania Beach Boulevard. Jacobss district abuts this geography west of U.S. 1 and DistrictsContinued from page 1 See DISTRICTS on page 27


The Pelican 27 Friday, December 2, 2011 Lauderdale where the boundary moves west around the 17th Street Causeway to Ravenswood Road. In fact, this map referred to as 4A, among commissioners is called the LaMarca Adjusted Map. Rules are that districts cannot be drawn to bene t a political party or sitting of cials but at the same time they must not divide communities of interest. It is this last requirement that gives minorities a voice at the polling place. In the new census gures, LaMarcas district 4 lost 20,000 residents, a number he disputes and attributes to seasonal vacancy rates in his shoreline communities and a high number of foreclosures in the district, the most for any county commissioner. The goal in redrawing the maps is to have each voting district with a population of 194,000. At 189,000 residents, LaMarca will represent one of the smallest districts. Jacobs is slightly higher at 189,502. LaMarca, a resident of Lighthouse Point, said one of the considerations in drawing the maps was whether or not to split cities. In general, voters in smaller cities prefer having just one representative on the county commission. Larger municipalities feel the need for several voices to represent all of their diverse interests, he said. Meetings were held around the county to give citizens a look at the maps being proposed. Some were well attended. Others were not, such as one held in Pompano Beach at the Emma Lou Olsen Civic Center where only one member of the public was present along with media, map drawers and county staff. The second map still under consideration was conceived by members of the AfricanAmerican Bar Association and leaves LaMarcas district intact with the exclusion of Deer Creek which goes to Jacobs. A third map receiving almost no commission support but still on the table, gives LaMarca all of Deer eld Beach and more of Pompano Beach. Jacobs is moved west to take in all of Margate I am perplexed this one made it to the public hearing, LaMarca said this week. And while it appears, the currently preferred map will become the adopted one, interested parties should heed the words of LaMarcas aid Ryan Saunders. Anything is possible. The map approved Dec. 13 will stay in effect until the next US Census in 10 years. It will become effective for the August 15, 2012 primaries and the November 2, 2012 general election where ve commission seats, the odd numbered ones, will be on the ballot. south of Hillsboro Boulevard taking in most of Deer eld Beach and Pompano Beach, all of Coconut Creek, and a bit of Margate. Its southern boundaries are Atlantic Boulevard and McNab Road. The favored district map is almost an overlay of the current one for these two commissioners. LaMarca gains some new constituents in Fort DistrictContinued from page 26


28 The Pelican Friday, December 2, 2011