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Friday, December 16, 2011 Vol. XIX, Issue 50 Call 954-783-8700 to Advertise Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pompano Beach Deer eld Beach Lighthouse Point Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Wilton Manors Oakland Park Hillsboro Beach The Galt Palm Aire The Pelican Pelican Visit us online at www.pompanopelican.com The The Pelican Pelican By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach A ferocious noreaster in October that pounded the beaches for a week has caused severe erosion south of the Hillsboro Inlet. The dunes there have become steep cliffs, the sea oats hanging on by their roots, despite the 40,000 cubic yards Hillsboro Inlet beach losing sand to erce winter windsNew water line In Pompano Beachof sand pumped in from the inlet in November. The damage continues due to high tides and full moons. We pump in the sand and then the next storm takes it away, said Jack Holland, chairman of the Hillsboro Inlet Improvement District. The district augments the beach south of the inlet with 100,000 to 150,000 cubic yards of sand annually, enough to keep a broad beach and healthy dunes. But, Holland said, less sand is coming down from neighboring Hillsboro Beach and the borrow area off of Deer eld Beach has been reduced in quantity due to Hillsboros recent nourishment project that put 135,000 cubic yards of sand See EROSION on page 2Staff photoNortheasterly winds have done damage to the beaches and dunes just south of the Hillsboro Inlet, but according to one local expert its fairly normal for this time of year. Although this year erosion is worse than usual, sand will accrete here in the summer months and tbe beach should return. By Judy VikPELICAN WRITEROakland Park The Broward Sheriffs Of ce launched a countywide crime prevention effort Tuesday to educate residents about an increase in residential burglaries. There is strength in numbers, and that makes sense in ghting crime, BSO in massive campaign to decrease home burglaries; Sheriff kicks off effort in Oakland ParkSheriff Al Lamberti said, launching BSOs Keep Our Community Safe campaign. We need your help in a partnership between the community and BSO. When we work together, the criminal doesnt stand a chance, he said speaking at the North Andrews Gardens Community Center. Areas BSO patrols have experienced a 20 percent increase in residential burglaries. Burglaries arent new, but the way of perpetrating the crime is changing, Lamberti said. These burglars are brazen and bold. They are coming to the door in broad daylight. The burglars may pose as utility Village pulls out of A1A project after LBTS refuses to remove pelican artBy Judy VikPELICAN WRITERLBTS Commissioners here, reacting to the possibility of a lawsuit, will eliminate Sea Ranch Lakes from the towns A1A enhancement project. Improvements will go forward in Pompano Beach and Lauderdale-bythe-Sea, but not within the village limits of Sea Ranch Lakes. In a letter mailed to city of cials, Village Attorney DJ Doody placed LBTS on formal notice that it is engaged in construction activities within the Village of Sea Ranch Lakes without any authorization. Any construction activity relative to the A1A Corridor Enhancement Project will not be allowed within the Village at this time, Doody wrote. Pursuing such activity could result in Sea Ranch Lakes taking legal remedies, he added. The attorney said the Village Council has determined the improvements being constructed in the Florida Department of Transportation right of way create unacceptable safety and aesthetic issues. See LAWSUIT on page 16 See CRIME on page 4Don Larson, The Pelican GOTCHA See page 6
2 The PelicanFriday, December 16, 2011 on its north beach. Some of that sand helped augment the beach in November. We got a lot of that sand, Holland said. We could tell by the difference in texture. The improvement district is permitted to place sand only in a speci c area, from the jetty to where the Wahoo Bridge once stood. It cant use inlet sand to shore up properties further south. Some homeowners have been able to bring in up to 200 cubic yards of sand to restore their beaches using emergency permits. The winds and tides have not put any real property in danger, Holland said. But residents who attempt to hold their land with sod rather than sea oats will suffer the most erosion, he added. There have been other bad times like this one, Holland said. The last beach nourishment south of the Inlet was done in 1983 and to date the beach has fared pretty well, he noted. He fully expects the summer southeasterly winds will bring the sand back to the beach. The difference now may be that there is not as much sand in the lateral drift as there used to be. At issue with the cities south of the Boca Raton Inlet is the amount of sand being pumped from that inlet. Many shoreline observers, including Holland, believe that district is not moving as much material as it could. It is important to keep sand in the system, Holland said. This beachside patio shows missing tiles at lower right. ErosionContinued from page 1 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 954480-4449. Through 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. 12/16-18 Annual Holiday Decoration Contest, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea for condos, homes and See SIGHTNGS on page 15
The Pelican 3 Friday, December 16, 2011 Santa challenging the Piranhas to a 25-yard swim Pompano Beach More than 200 young swimmers will compete here Saturday, Dec. 17 at the aquatic center in the Santa Claus Swim Meet beginning at 10 a.m. and hosted by the Pompano Piranhas. Santa Claus will arrive by helicopter and compete in a 25yard race against some of the nest young swimmers at 12:45 p.m. At 12:15 p.m. Mayor Lamar Fisher will make welcoming remarks and an announcement important to the swimming community. The Goodyear Blimp will y overhead at 1:15 p.m. Piranhas president Barry Connell says the Santa Claus Meet is a revival of an event Pompano Beach hosted in the 70s which drew national attention.By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park Commissioners have shaved $23,642 from the citys annual lease payment to the Florida East Coast Railway by approving construction of a 120-foot telecommunications tower at Oakland Park Boulevard and Dixie Highway. The tower will be in a 15-foot by 100-foot equipment compound within the railroad right of way. The tower has room for ve antennae arrays. FEC would use the top spot for its communication system and lease the others to wireless companies. The city has been Cell tower agreement with FEC results in a savingsoffered a place on the tower. The city has three land leases for right of ways along the FEC corridor. Total current payments are $53,377. City staff also negotiated with representatives from the FEC to mitigate the aesthetic impact of the tower. In cooperation with the city, the railroad offered to: 1. Provide a space on the tower for either the city to use or to market to a private wireless telecommunications carrier for 10 years. The annual revenue from this arrangement could be $16,800. 2. Reduce lease payments by approximately $586 for the 1,500 square foot portion of the right of way being taken back by the FEC. 3. Extend the three leases for an additional 10 years with the same lease terms. 4. Suspend the ve percent annual rental payment escalation clauses for 10 years, a $3,556 savings annually. 5. Reduce the visual impact of the tower by working with the citys landscape architect to buffer the tower compound with a wall and landscaping. 6. Provide landscaping and a wall valued at $2,700 annually for 10 years surrounding the tower compound. Commissioner Jed Shank asked if the city could get any more in concessions. You could always try, City Manager John Stunson said. Im also of mind that were looking for some sort of passenger rail stop with this entity. Lighthouse Point Becky Lysengen, candidate for Lighthouse Point Commissioner kicks off her campaign Dec. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Packys Sports Pub, 4480 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point. Lysengen is seeking to win Seat 3 held by Commissioner Susie Gordon. The election will take place Jan. 31, 2012.LHP candidate sets kick-off
4 The PelicanFriday, December 16, 2011 workers or plumbers. They may ask if you want your trees trimmed or other work done. If no one answers the door, they sneak around to the back and break in to enter the home. BSO deputies and members of the Citizen Observer Patrol, Posses and Reserves are blanketing homes in BSO districts with 100,000 door hangers containing information on how these criminals operate and what they should do if they come in contact with a suspicious person. Lamberti joined them in passing out the hangers in Oakland Park. We need residents to be on the lookout, he said. Trust your instincts. Look through the peephole or through a window before answering the door. In Oakland Park, thanks to an alert neighbor who saw something suspicious last week called 911, police were able to arrest three suspects. In Deer eld Beach, an elderly woman wasnt so lucky. A man knocked on the door and distracted her, while a second man robbed her of her jewelry. These burglaries happen mostly when homeowners are at work, between 9 a.m. and noon. The crimes are more prevalent in the holiday season. The state of the economy is also part of the reason for the increase in burglaries. Theyre stealing jewelry, since the price of gold is up to $1,800 an ounce. Theyre going to pawn shops or melting it down, Lamberti said. If youre suspicious, we dont mind if you call 911, Lamberti said. Just dont ask us the time or how to cook a turkey, he quipped. In Oakland Park, burglaries were up 12 percent last month, according to BSO District Chief John Bukata. Theyre declining, but not at the rate wed like, he said, attributing the decrease in part to residents alerting police to suspicious activity. To stay informed about crimes and crime trends in CrimeContinued from page 1LBTS A Meet the Candidates Forum is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Jarvis Hall, 4505 Ocean Drive. The League of Women Voters will moderate the forum with Mark Brown and Edmund Malkoon, candidates seeking Commission Seat 3. Questions for the candidates should be submitted to Carol Smith, League of Women Voters. Her email is email@example.com. Indicate that questions are for the LBTS forum. your neighborhood, BSO urges residents to sign up for BSOs CyberVisor program. To do so visit the website www.sheriff.org/CV. Meet LBTS candidates
The Pelican 5 Friday, December 16, 2011 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach Theres a lot to know about honey, but for those seeking the biggest bang in health bene ts, its important to realize that most honey labeled 100 percent raw contains up to 30 percent corn syrup. Worse, the mixture is heated in order to blend the corn syrup with the honey which destorys the enzymes that knock out the bacteria that soothes a sore throat or settles an upset stomach. One of the most egregiousHoney for good health is the message Stacy Black was presenting to customers at Deer elds green market last Sunday.The buzz on honey percent raw often not a pure as advertised See BUZZ on page 23 Plan now to vote on Jan. 31
6 The PelicanFriday, December 16, 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, publisherExecutive 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 50 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Letters & OpinionsMilitellos work on The Cove deserves applauseTo the Editor I am writing this letter to show our appreciation to Pam Militello, the past commissioner of Deer eld Beach who served four years in District 1. She worked hard to initiate the city involvement in planning renovations to The Cove Shopping Center. At the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Saturday night, Dec. 10, which was held in the Cove Shopping Center, the results of Pams hard work shone brightly, with the tower at the entrance, royal palms and other plantings, pavers on the sidewalks and new lighting xtures. Business owners have seen the improvements and are now starting to x up their store fronts in the Key West Style which was voted on by the citizens of the city at a number of workshops held by Pam. We want to thank the citizens who participated in the workshops and worked so hard to help with the vision that is now a reality. We know that Pam does not expect accolades, but we think she deserves to be recognized for her accomplishments. Marge Hilton Chairman, the Original Save Our Beach PAC Deer eld BeachPro-life reader responds to pro-choice letterMost of us elderly folk remember the great statement from Patrick Henry, Give me liberty or give me death. His words were spoken in 1776 when the colonies were preparing to claim their independence from Britian and preparing for the war. I wonder what the women who choose abortion say. Something like, Give me liberty or give my baby death. Lets get away from the rape and incest BS as an excuse. Lets be real. It is not a fetus; it is not a blob of tissue. It is a human being with a heart beat 18 days after conception. Last weeks letter from Ms. Davidson says women would have the ability to make choices about their very life. The choice to not get pregnant is the one to be made. Then there would be no choice needed to have an abortion. Come on ladies. You are in control. Start thinking about the many ways to prevent a pregnancy Killing your unborn baby is not pro-choice. It is clearly evident as Prodeath. Gerard C. Kleiman Lighthouse Point BSO merger gives re ghters a sweet pension dealTo the editor; Now that the Deer eld Beach Fire/Rescue merger with BSO is complete, there may be some issues that were overlooked. For the record, I have nothing but good things to say about BSO Fire/Rescue and have heard only praise for Chief DeJesus. After speaking with some of those involved in the merger, it appears everyone is happy. There are more opportunities for promotions and substantial pay raises due to educational incentives and unlimited overtime. The rst issue is why there was such a rush to make this merger happen? Had this merger gone to a referendum or at least had the public been allowed to speak on it, some items may have been brought up that would make the commission wonder if it was really a good deal. At the least, they might have changed some pension provisions that could eventually bankrupt the City of Deer eld Beach. The big savings come from the fact the city does not have to purchase a C.A.D. (computer-assisted dispatch system.) Former Fire Chief Gary Lother and previous City Manager Larry Deetjen for years considered sending the dispatch unit to BSO to save money. The savings now being touting as the reason for the merger could have been fully realized by just sending dispatch to BSO. At the Aug. 16, 2011 commission meeting, Commissioner Ben Preston stated he would like the public to be heard on the merger. Commissioner Bill Ganz said he wanted it to go to a referendum. Both were overruled. Every commissioner stated that they had concerns. However, City Manager Burgess Hanson met with them individually and assured them the City of Deer eld Beach couldnt afford the re ghters pensions anymore and this merger was the only option. It is my belief that the commissioners didnt go over the BSO merger contract with a ne tooth comb but relied on the city managers recommendation to vote yes. That would be understandable due to the See MERGER on page 19A Gotcha game keeps Santa and his sister trying to outdo each other December is about families, and theres one family that has a lot of fun when birthdays come around. When Santa Claus gets a birthday card, you might expect it to be mailed to the North Pole, but this year, Santas card has arrived in Pompano Beach in care of Don Larson. Heres the real story: Jean Zales, Don Larsons sister, is sending this years birthday greeting through The Pelican. These special greetings began in 1982 when Don sent Jean a birthday card in September. When Dons birthday came around, Jean sent the card back to him. For 29 years, the same card has been ying across the country lled with felicitations and good wishes. The things changed. Says Jean, Over the years, what began as simply sending the card back and forth, has turned into a game of Gotcha. We began delivering the card in a surprise manner to the other person. One year Don ew to New Jersey, dressed up as a waiter and presented the well-used card to his sister during her dinner. Gotcha! Another year, Jean contacted a friend in Pompano who arranged to have a code enforcement of cer read Don the riot act for some fake code violations. Don was told he would have to evacuate all the tenants in the building he manages and would possibly get a stiff ne for the violations. When Don looked at the paper to sign, the of cer handed him the card and said Your sister from New Jersey wishes you a happy birthday. Gotcha! Once Jean had the city manager of Pompano Beach deliver the card to Santa during the festivities at the annual Yuletide party held after the parade. The manager exclaimed, Santa, we have a birthday card from your sister in NJ. Not only was Santa surprised, but several kids in the audience exclaimed Santa has a sister? And today The Pelican is proud to be part of this years Gotcha for Don Larson of Pompano Beach. Heres the message from Jean to Don: It has been really fun and challenging to come up with clever ways to make the exchange. One thing is for sure, though, you can always count on the other sibling nding a way to get the card delivered to the other in time for their birthday! Happy birthday Santa Don! Gotcha! Editors note: Don Larson has been Santa Claus for the citys Yuletide celebration for numerous years. We join Jean in wishing Santa Don salutations of cheer and jubilation.The birthday cards shared by Don and Jean may be tattered, but their love remains strong.
The Pelican 7 Friday, December 16, 2011 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-783-8700. Advertise with The Pelican 954.783.8700 By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFEveryone in Lighthouse Point, or LHP, and Pompano Beach seems to know Mike Orange McLain because hes been active in so many civic organizations. Hes the founder, past president and member of the LHP Chamber of Commerce, past president and member of the Pompano Beach Rotary Club, past president of the John Knox Village Board of Directors and Village Foundation and still a current board member. Hes currently serving as the Chairman of the Community Appearance Board of LHP and says, Ive enjoyed working with the people in all of these organizations. The recommendations from Yappy Hour at ToyotaDeer eld Beach Toyota, 1441 S. Federal Hwy., Deer eld Beach will host a holiday party for dogs Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Florida Humane Society and includes refreshments and treats for dogs, photographs and sparkling libations for dog owners. The event is free and the public is invited. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.Pompano Beach Green Market has holiday giftsVendors at the Pompano Green Market stand ready to help holiday shoppers pick up unique holiday presents this Saturday. The event takes place on the corner of North Dixie Highway and West Atlantic Boulevard from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This outdoor street market provides fresh vegetables, baked goods, seafood, gourmet teas and other food items. Pick up orchids, herbs and owers here for the home or for a hostess gift. Live music will be performed by K.J. Entertainment. The market takes a break next week, Dec. 24, and will return on Jan. 7. Call 954-260-3136.Michael Orange McLain awarded Light of the Community, in 2011 by Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerceour appearance board are bearing fruit. We have been successful in getting roundabouts installed to slow traf c within our town. We have worked on the restructuring of Sample Road and other enhancements, all of which make life more pleasant for the residents. Im a resident and I enjoy helping to keep the city up and improving it. McLain is the branch manager of Summit Brokerage Services at 2050 Sample Road. He has been doing nancial advising and investing for 40 years in the area, and he says, Im still very active in my business, specializing in income producing investments for individuals about to retire or those who have already retired. Asked how he got involved with John Knox Village, or JKV, he smiles and admits that Frank Furman got me involved, but once involved I became very interested in this continuing care retirement community and all that it does for its residents. It amazes me how dedicated the Village board members are. Although they have no personal involvement in the Village, they willingly give hours of their expertise to its ongoing challenges. As head of its Investment Oversight Committee and the Finance and Auditing Committee, I offer advice and help the board make decisions. This Village is a point of pride for the city with over 800 residents and over 600 employees. Im happy to help. Although McLain has a long history with the area, he started out as an army brat. He explains. Dad was career army. I was born in Paris and attended rst grade in Japan. We lived all over this nation before settling down here when I was 14. I was accustomed to kids of all colors who spoke every language under the sun. It was a real challenge to hear only one language and to see a school full of kids with white skin only, and be in one place for so long. I got used to it and eventually graduated from Pompano Beach High School, attended University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University earning my Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Business and Public Administration. Im married to Patricia who manages Life and Health Departments of Furman Insurance, McLain says. Shes been with the company since she was 19 and has managed to deal with her Michael Orange McLain is the branch manager of Summit Brokerage Services, Inc. where he deals with nancial planning and investing. He has been active in many civic organizations and recently received the Light of the Community Award from the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce. [Photo by Phyllis J. Neuberger]See MCLAIN on page 10
8 The PelicanFriday, December 16, 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. Robert A. McGlynn joins Pompano law rm POMPANO BEACH Robert A. McGlynn, Jr. has joined Pompano Beach-based Kaye & Bender P.L. as an associate specializing in collections and lien foreclosures. This full service commercial law rm concentrates on representing of community associations. McGlynn previously worked at a Hollywood-based law rm where he represented community associations in matters involving covenant enforcement, collections and foreclosures. Roberts experience, understanding and knowledge of community association law in South Florida will be an asset to our rm, said Robert L. Kaye, managing member of Kaye & Bender. As we look forward to 2012, we are well positioned to continue growing our community association practice in South Florida. A resident of Hollywood, McGlynn received his juris doctor with honors from The Florida State University College of Law where he served as a certi ed legal intern at the Leon County Attorneys Of ce in Tallahassee and was recognized as a leading student in his civil pretrial practice class. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in history and a classical studies minor from University of Florida. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFVisitors to Carpet Mills Direct at 5060 N. Federal Hwy. in Lighthouse Point are overwhelmed with the instock choices. Manager Steve Urbano says, We basically educate the customers once we have narrowed their choice of either carpeting, laminate or wood. We carry all three. Unlike the typical carpet selection process which uses books of samples, our clients can see the countless rows of carpeting and remnants in our stock. Budget has a lot to do with the decision they make. He continued. Remnants are the best bet because they are half the price of the book price. Our customers are thrilled if they nd the style and quality they want in a remnant large enough to cover the room or rooms they need to cover. The company recently purchased the current building location and made the move from Deer eld Beach. We needed a place with ample space to display our huge stock of carpeting, Urbana explained. Were a family owned business, started by my fatherin-law, Ed Kenny, 39 years ago in New York. Hes been in this area for 17 years. Ive been in the business for 11 years. I started in the warehouse and worked my way up to store manager. We still own stores in upstate New York Having a number of stores means we buy in large quantities which allows us to keep prices much lower than our competitors. Carpet Mills Direct carries a Select today from a thousand choices of oor coverings at Carpet Mills Direct and have it installed tomorrowhuge inventory of the best labels in carpeting, including Mohawk, Beaulieu, Royalty, Fabrica, Masland, and Royal Dutch. More people choose carpeting over wood and laminate because it is soft under foot and is available in so many categories, colors, patterns, and thicknesses. Stock is available in plush, berbers and twists and all the varieties within these classi cations. Urbano says the best sellers are patterned pile carpeting in neutrals, like beige. Our slogan is Buy todayInstall tomorrowand we mean it for any in stock choice, says the store manager. Wood oors offered by Mannington, Hardwood, Harris and Bella Cera have a natural beauty with great appeal for people whose dcor Store Manager, Steve Urbano and salesman, Wayne Logue are photographed in front of their huge carpeting stock at Carpet Mills Direct in its new Lighthouse Point location. Shoppers will nd famous carpeting labels in plush, berbers, and twists as well as coverings in wood and laminates.See CARPET MILLS DIRECT on page 10
The Pelican 9 Friday, December 16, 2011 Organization seeks funds and volunteersBy Bill JohnsonPELICAN WRITERFort Lauderdale My passion has always been rescue. I just cant stand to see an animal that doesnt look well, says Debbie Beye-Barwick of Fort Lauderdale. She doesnt just talk the talk about caring for animals; she is dedicated to the cause. She is the driving force behind the non-pro t animal rescue group called F.R.I.E.N.D.S, an acronym for Florida Research Institute for Equine Nurturing, Development and Safety. She is the unpaid chief executive of cer of the all-volunteer group that maintains a 60-acre ranch on the western edge of Pembroke Pines. She manages F.R.I.E.N.D.S from her home of ce in Fort Lauderdale. The ranch is now a permanent Local woman dedicated to rescuing neglected horses; gives them a forever home home to 55 rescued horses, two donkeys, three goats that were about to eaten, and a number of pigs. An abandoned mange-infected dog is now a happy personal pet. One rescue included six horses from Parkland, where the owners could no longer provide proper care. In early October a former racehorse named Fancys Tune arrived at the ranch in rough shape. She was skinny. Her ribs stuck out. By Thanksgiving, Fancys Tune had gained more than 200 pounds, and the general health of all six horses from Parkland was much improved.Volunteers and nancial neededThe F.R.I.E.N.D.S. ranch is run entirely by volunteers. Beye-Barwick constantly struggles to recruit volunteers and to raise money to cover necessary costs and pay overdue See HORSES on page 11 Debbie Beye-Barwick nds that her passion is what drives her to rescue animals in Broward County.
10 The PelicanFriday, December 16, 2011 calls for the real thing and nothing less. Laminate, with the look of wood, has advantages over wood. It still creates the natural, authentic look of wood but it lasts longer, does not scratch, and is less expensive. Hercules and Quick Steps manufacture laminate in a wide variety of shades and colors. Asked how this carpet showroom distinguishes itself from competitors, Urbana points to row after row of huge carpet rolls. Our inventory of over 100,000 yards of top quality carpet stock is hard to match or beat. We dont sell from swatches. The customer gets to see as much carpeting as he or she needs to see to make a decision. And because we buy in such large quantities, our prices are very attractive. People who choose a remnant save half of the book price. We sell to commercial properties and residential. Most of our business comes from satis ed customers who refer us to their friends and return themselves when they move or decide to redo their homes or of ces. Open seven days. Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 to 5 and Sun. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 954-422-9935 for further information. Carpet Mills DirectContinued from page 8 job, our life and raise two children. Our children, Johnny and Michelle are now both college students. The Pelican couldnt resist asking about his middle name, Orange. He was delighted to explain that many decades ago, his great uncle, a pure bred Cherokee, was named Orange Starr. He is the source of my interesting middle name, McLain says. His hobby has been motorcycling which he says, I loved and just gave up. I guess this is my rst concession to aging, but I must say, I have enjoyed thousands of miles and hours of riding with wind in my face. His bucket list includes a trip to the Andes to visit Machu Picchu and maybe a few more trips on a motorcycle. Congratulations, Mike McLain, on being recognized as a Light of the Community and thank you for your many community services.McLainContinued from page 7 SPECIAL TO THE PELICANWilton ManorsFor a year, Urban Dynamic Communities (UDC) has been purchasing and renovating apartments along the citys NW 9th Avenue corridor. Long a blighted area, these efforts are changing the face of the city and have earned UDC the nickname The Powerline Cleanup Crew. To date, they have purchased ve apartment buildings and 98 living units. We have done full renovations and lease-up and have good paying tenants with jobs, said Larry Baum, a principal in UDC.Private dollars are making improvements to blighted We are long-term investors that keep properties for long periods of time, therefore we like to outreach into the community and become more involved, he added. Before my partners Shlomo Khoudari, Oscar Rodriguez and I invest in a particular community, we make certain we will feel comfortable being there for at least 10 years. We welcome Larry and UDC to our community, said Krishan Manners, president/ CEO of Wilton Manors Main Street. This area of the city is prime for redevelopment See DOLLARS on page
The Pelican 11 Friday, December 16, 2011 bills. In November overdue bills included $55,000 to a veterinarian and $45,000 to a feed store. Mainetance is expensive. It costs $125 per horse for an annual check-up, necessary shots and worming. Multiply that by 55. Support comes from fundraising events throughout the year, businesses and grants from foundations and trusts. But most of the operating funds come from people who sponsor a horse. F.R.I.E.N.D.S does not put horses up for adoption, but through its Sponsor-AHorse-Program, sponsors pay a monthly fee to support the horse at the ranch, where they can enjoy recreational riding. Sponsors can reduce the fee by working at the ranch. But other volunteers are also needed to help with general tasks such as maintenance, cleaning stalls, and watering horses. Some volunteers work almost every day; others only once a month. Beye-Barwick appreciates them all. Volunteers who would like to help, but cannot travel to Pembroke Pines, there are other opportunities at the of ce. Volunteers are needed to stuff envelopes for mailings, as well as other of ce tasks. Some of the work can be done by volunteers in their own homes or at the of ce. In addition to volunteer time and nancial contributions, Beye-Barwick encourages donations of needed equipment. The wish list includes small and large items needed to maintain a horse ranch from rakes and buckets and bridal equipment to tools and power mowers and supplies and labor to pave a bumpy dirt entrance road. Beye-Barwick is not a Debbie-come-lately to the task of rescuing neglected horses. Its been a family thing, she says. I was born into it. True enough. Her grandmother started the rescue operation back in the 1970s on property now occupied by the Sawgrass Mall in Sunrise. Debbie later took charge, and in 1987 F.R.I.E.N.D.S was incorporated as a non-pro t organization. Initially, the shelter took in horses known to have a blood disease called Equine Infectious Anemia, which is compared to hepatitis in humans. The organization still participates in research of the disease but has expanded the mission to provide a safe haven for more horses. Fancy arrived with back problems, and as horses go, shes a bit long in the tooth. So, as Beye-Barwick puts it: Fancy has no pain now. She just eats and rests. Call 954 492-0168. Fancy after the rescue Fancy at arrival at the ranchRescueContinued from page 9
12 The PelicanFriday, December 16, 2011 THE PEOPLE, THE PLACES, THE THINGS THAT WE DO . Boat parade party draws a crowd for holiday funPompano Beachs Annual Boat parade spurred many parties along the Intracoastal Waterway. Dr. Rosemary Hall hosted one with many friends and colleagues of hers and her late husband Dr. Richard C. Hall. Dr. Rosemary Hall, center, is pictured with Kevin Robinson, Diana Fedrigon, Emily Mann, Dennis Fanning and Linda Fanning. [Staff photo]Pompano Beach Members of the Civil Air Patrol, or CAP, a civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, took part in a Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday, Dec. 10, at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Pompano Beach. The event was held at noon at locations around the country to remember the fallen, prisoners of war, the missing in action and all who have served and are serving in the armed services. A color guard, made up of CAP members, posted the colors, and representatives of each branch of the military laid holiday wreaths. Speaker CAP Capt. Scott Schaefer noted, The freedoms we enjoy today have not come without a price. Lying before us and in cemeteries throughout the nation are men and women The CAP member placing a wreath is Andrew Armenis of Miramar.who gave their lives so we can live in freedom and without fear. Our nation stands as a shining beacon of liberty and freedom to the world. The ceremony concluded with Richard Rubio of Sunrise playing Taps, and CAP members laying wreaths on veterans graves.Forest Lawn Cemetery honors military men, women Holiday meet and greet introduces Lighthouse Point candidate, Maucker Betsy Maucker and Will Askew Denise and Jim Murray Judy and Bill Sullivan with Cindy Heise Heise and Earl Maucker, candidate for Lighthouse Point Commission in January.Ely grad, pro-player Clint Session gives out Christmas bicycles to 132 children By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFThe traf c jam at Antioch Baptist Church on Dec. 13 wasnt about cars. It was 132 bike riders who got early Christmas bikes from Clint Session, an Ely grad and NFL linebacker with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Session is home in Pompano Beach as he recuperates from recent injuries. But to him, this day was just for the kids. I remember how good I felt at Christmas with a new bike, said Session. Now I want to see the kids in my community smile with one. And smile they did. After lots of thank-yous, off they went to the nearest sidewalk to try out their new wheels under the watchful eyes of BSO deputies. Also on hand were State Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed, The Rev. Alonzo C. Neal, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Pompano Beach Commissioner Woodrow Poitier, Pompano Beach BSO Major William Knowles, Captain Wayne Atkins and Captain Kevin Granville. And as the bikes were distributed, Session received a gift of his own. His former coach at Blanche Ely High School, Jimmy Glenn, called Clint Session, The Rev. Alonzo C. Neal, State Represenatative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed and Pompano Beach Commissioner Woodrow Poitier. See BIKES on page 13
The Pelican 13 Friday, December 16, 2011 Dr. Malcolm Black, The Rev. Eddie Murphy Jr. and Allegra Webb Murphy were honored recently as Broward County pioneers. (Staff photo by Judy Vik)Oakland Park The Broward County Historical Commission recently honored three longtime Oakland Park residents as Broward County pioneers. Rev. Eddie Murphy Jr., Allegra Webb Murphy and Dr. Malcolm Black were among 32 men and women honored at an event at the Fort Lauderdale History Center. Co-sponsors were the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, Broward County Historical Commission and the city of Fort Lauderdale. The Rev. Murphy is the retired pastor of Harris Chapel and also retired from the Dade County schools. He is a member of the Oakland Park Education Advisory Board. Allegra Murphy, the rst African-American elected of cial in Oakland Park, is a former mayor and commissioner. As an Pioneers honored by Broward Historical commissioneducator, she helped to integrate Northeast High School. Black was director of admissions and jazz studies at Broward College and band director at Dillard High School. He is a professional musician. The Oakland Park City Commission recognized them with proclamations at the Dec. 7 meeting. him from his hospital bed where he was recuperating from surgery to send him holiday greetings. Session also hosts football camps in the city and other community events. Session received his BS from University of Pittsburg in criminal justice. After graduation, he was drafted by the Pittsburg Colts, and football remains his top love.BikesContinued from page 12Aaliyah Quince, 4, takes over her new bike. Tim Silas, 5, was one of the rst to choose a bike.
14 The PelicanFriday, December 16, 2011 Trinity Christian School students in Lighthouse Point recently produced a live nativity. Pictured are Troy Selbach [Joseph]; Danielle Lake [Mary] and Lilly Clevenger [Baby Jesus]Such a lovely baby! and affordable housing is exactly what is needed to make it to a safe and attractive part of the city. When UDC acquired the properties last December, all but one was vacant and boarded and had became havens for drug users and dealers. The Wilton Manors Police Department has been a great help in removing that element from the area, but until all of the vacant buildings are rehabilitated, it will continue to be a challenge for the city, said Manners. UDCs rehab efforts have not gone unnoticed by city of cials. I am delighted with the work being done on Powerline, said Mayor Gary Resnick. We have been encouraging private investment into this area which we have long targeted for renovation. We fully support this effort. While the progress continues, there is more to be done. The Como Apartments remain boarded up across the street from the rehabilitated units at 2412 NW 9th Avenue. Purchased through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program by Broward County, renovation permits for Como have yet to be pulled and it remains a problem area. Despite being boarded up, people go into and out of the building. The police have been very helpful in keeping that to a minimum, but cannot monitor the building 24/7, Manners said. DollarsContinued from page
The Pelican 15 Friday, December 16, 2011 Kaileeann Block and Riley Clevenger performed as angels at the live nativity program at Trinity Church in Lighthouse Point. Hosts of angelsBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach This town has taken to its new single stream recycling program enthusiastically. Since the program began in October enough material has been recycled to earn the town $400, said Vice Mayor Rhea who initiated the green effort. In November, 209,760 tons of solid waste was collected by Waste Management, the towns contractor, and 11. 64 percent of that was recyclable materials. As seasonal residents return, the numbers are expected to increase. The town will also be rewarded for its recycling efforts with a $35,000 grant intended to stimulate single stream recycling, part of $20 million the Broward County Commission has released from its Resource Recovery System (RRS) reserve fund. Phil Bresee, the countys RRS manager, said the grant money will enable cities to buy the big roll-out recycling carts for singlestream recycling. Equipping residences with the roll-out carts is the easiest way to Beach town residents are enthusiastic recyclersincrease recyclables, Bresee said. The grants were awarded in proportion to the amount of recyclable material collected, so larger cities will receive bigger bonuses. In Deer eld Beach, the grant is $1.15 million for what Bresee calls its gung-ho program. Deer eld still uses the duel bins to recycle paper and glass. Wilton Manors will receive $202,000 from the grant, Lighthouse Point $162,000 and Oakland Park, $703,000. The recycling initiative in Hillsboro Beach has inspired commissioners to think of other green efforts for the town. At the last commission meeting they discussed celebrating Earth Day, held annually between March 20 and April 22, by cleaning up the beaches and A1A. businesses. Call 954-7765974. 12-17 Holiday Food Give-away. Meet State Representative Gwyndolan Clarke-Reed at 408 Hammondville Road, Pompano Beach from 10 a.m. to noon for a free distribution of food. The event is sponsored by Jack Cory and the Pompano Beach Farmers Market. 12-17 The 35th Annual City of Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 17, beginning at 6:30pm at the Boca Raton-Delray Beach city limits (C-15 Canal), traveling south to the Hillsboro Bridge at the Boca Raton-Deer eld Beach border. Spectators wil line the 6-mile parade route to view spectacularly-decorated vessels of all sizes to celebrate the holiday season in true tropical tradition. A spectacular reworks display will lead the boats down the waterway. SightingsContinued from page 3 See SIGHTINGS on page 19
16 The PelicanFriday, December 16, 2011 Advertise with The Pelican954-783-8700 FDOT directs the project, LBTS Assistant City Manager Bud Bentley said. Bentley added that both Pompano Beach and Sea Ranch Lakes were informed of the plans. Pompano Beach said great. Sea Ranch Lakes now says dont do it, although a year and two months ago the Sea Ranch Lakes Council, or SRL, was ne with the improvements, Bentley said. Last month the SRL Council asked LBTS to eliminate proposed improvements near the northern driveway into the Sea Ranch Lakes Center and to replace pelicans with pineapples as decorative art for three seating areas in front of the center. They agreed to pay for the change in art. But LBTS commissioners voted to keep the pelicans and to install improvements near the driveway provided FDOT resolved any safety issues. Commissioner Scot Sasser asked if the safety issue had been resolved. Bentley said last week the Sea Ranch Lakes Council was on the west side of A1A looking at the driveway while he and the town manager, project manager and Commissioner Chris Vincent were on the east side doing a walking tour of the area. A FDOT representative said he believed the driveway (into the center) was unsafe LawsuitContinued from page 1and suggested the road be made one way in or that outgoing traf c be restricted to right turns only. He said the proposed improvements nearby arent unsafe and meet FDOT guidelines, Bentley said. In my opinion, all this centers around pineapples vs. pelicans. Its childish, Sasser said vehemently. In the future, anything we do with Sea Ranch Lakes should come before this commission before we do it. Any concerns about the road (into the shopping center) are not on our table. Thats between Sea Ranch Lakes and FDOT, Vincent said. This pelican relief, planned as part of the A1A corridor beauti cation project, could be a harbinger of trouble between the Sea Ranch Lakes and LauderdaleBy-The-Sea.
The Pelican 17 Friday, December 16, 2011 SPECIAL TO THE PELICANWith the parties on a grand scale this month, many people may find it a bit more difficult to button the skirt or zip up the trousers. But those unwanted extra pounds dont have to stay with you. Jazzercise, the worlds leading dance fitness program, announced today that its newest fitness center in South Florida, Jazzercise of Fort Lauderdale, located at 412 E Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, will hold a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to stop by at any time. The open house will feature free dance exercise classes, refreshments, special discounts and giveaways. For those who would like to take advantage of the opportunity to try a free Jazzercise class, (a $15 value) please dress to workout.Open House Schedule of Events9 a.m. Free Jazzercise class 11 a.m. Free Jazzercise class 12 p.m.Snacks & Drinks 2 p.m Free Jazzercise class Those who sign up will start for $0 (no joining fee + 1st month free) with autopay sign up. PLUS, they will receive five 7-day passes for friends. The new center is almost 3,000 square feet and includes a child care room, a more forgiving wood laminate floor, state of the art sound system, large new bathroom separate changing room, overhead fans, ample parking with more available in front of the Over Easy Cafe. Ive lost 60 pounds with Jazzercise, said Richard Stieff, a Jazzerciser since 2008. Before Jazzercise, I had difficulty finding an effective workout program that was also fun enough to stick with long-term. I enjoy the cardio exercise, the variety of current music, and the strength training with weights that helps me build muscle for maximum calorie burning and muscle building to support my weight loss. I am very excited about the new Jazzercise fitness center that provides 18 opportunities to work out every week. Stieff joined Jazzercise at its former location in Wilton Manors at Island City Park where many others share similar stories and are excited about the new Jazzercise Center such as Barb Ouvarov, who lost 20 pounds and built muscle for improvements to her appearance and physique Malease Berg lost 14 pounds and reversed Osteoporosis Says Wende Welsh, a Jazzerciser since 2008. I started with Jazzercise classes and then added Jazzercise Personal Touch classes, which is small group personal training, and my body really started to change. I am very happy the Jazzercise center is offering opportunities for both aerobic dance and weight lifting. I think its the best exercise program in Fort Lauderdale. Those wishing to try Jazzercise are invited to the open house where they can experience Jazzercise for themselves. A 60-minute Jazzercise class offers a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and Latin-style movements set to a variety of popular music. Each class includes a warm-up, high energy aerobic routines, muscle toning and cool down stretch segment for people of all ages and fitness levels. Look for Jazzercise of Fort Lauderdale on Facebook. Call 754-224-8244. Take off the holiday pounds with some sassy jazzy moves
18 The Pelican Friday, December 16, 2011 By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN STAFFWe have been open a little over a month now, says Michael Angelo Riveron who, along with business associate Charlotte Andersen, decided that it was time to bring a great new little breakfast place to Lighthouse Point. The two young entrepreneurs met at Ft-Lauderdales Art Institutes Culinary School back in 2009 where they were both completing their respective degrees. Riveron from Ft-Myers and Andersen from Denmark quickly developed a great friendship which, 2 years later, burgeoned into a fulledged business partnership. We agreed that we wanted to have a breakfast place that also provided baked goods. When we compared our theoretical menus, we realized that we were completely on the same page, says Andersen, a bit shocked that they both shared the exact same vision for their new restaurant. This con uence of shared ideas led to the creation of MarChas. The name, by the way, is composed of Michael Angelo Riverons initials and the rst three letters of Charlottes name. We do all-day breakfast and lunch specials, says Andersen. But we are also trained bakers and pastry chefs. So we really have a strong expertise in that area, she adds. The menu is fairly straightforward when it comes to Lighthouse Points MarChas Breakfast Shack serves up hearty morning favorites as well as tasty lunch fareomelette and egg preparations. But the unexpected twist comes from the cornucopia of fresh vegetables that can be incorporated into ones order. In addition, a host of intriguing meats such turkey bacon strips, grilled chicken, cranberry sage and sweet chicken sausages, sliced ham and maple peppered bacon will satisfy even the most discriminating of meat-lovers. Our red potato home fries are truly outstanding. There are none better anywhere else. The most popular is the MarCha style with cheddar and onions, but the Latin style with queso fresco and chorizo and the Mediterranean with feta and sun-dried tomatoes are amazing as well, says Riveron who tries to impart his philosophical adulation of gastronomic excellence to all his customers. Because of our culinary training, we are both a bit of food snobs as we have a palate for good quality fare. Thats why we are dedicated to using only the highest quality ingredients in our cuisine, says the Fort Myers gourmand. This duos creativity shines through in the whimsical names they have given their lunch sandwiches. For example, the popular Pig & The Egg features farm fresh scrambled eggs with cheddar and sliced honey maple ham. MarChas Breakfast Shack3100 N. Federal Hwy Lighthouse Point, FL 954-786 EGGS (3447) Hours 6 am 3 pm Tue-Fri 7 am 3 pm Sat-Sunwww.marchasbreakfastshack.comCo-owners Charlotte Andersen and Michael Angelo Riveron are happy to welcome patrons to MarChas for a lling breakfast, a tasty lunch and many oven fresh baked goods. A little sampler plate of skewered cranberry-sage sausage, zesty chorizo and earthy mushrooms surrounded by freshly baked focaccia bread stuffed with sweet peppers, spinach, 2 kinds of cheeses and sun-dried tomatoes.See MARCHAS on page 21
The Pelican 19 Friday, December 16, 2011 Call The Pelican 954-783-8700 complexity and size of the contract, but then again that should also have been a reason to slow it down and get public input. Now this is the part that makes everyone whos read the contract, which I have, scratch their heads. Every member of the City of Deereld Beach Fire/Rescue Department was given an option of going into the Florida Retirement System (FRS) pension, or remaining in the City of Deer eld Beach Fire/Rescue pension. It is somewhat confusing why this was ever an option if the main reason for the merger was, The city cant afford the pensions anymore. The major difference is that in the FRS pension plan overtime, unused vacation time and compensatory time, are NOT calculated into the pension. In the City of Deer eld Beach pension plan, overtime, unused vacation time and compensatory time ARE calculated into the pension. This is commonly known as pension spiking. It should not be a surprise that every member calculating a pension chose to remain in the Deer eld Beach plan. With salary increases of up to 30 percent being gured into the Deer eld plan, where is the savings Burgess Hanson sold the commission on? With these pay increases, a $100,000ayear pension will be the norm and not the exception. This oversight by City Manager Burgess Hanson is going to cost the taxpayers millions of dollars. The quote was, The City of Deer eld Beach wanted out of the pension business. With Mr. Hansons recommendation to approve the contract, the city will be out of the pension business but it may take 60-70 years until the last Deer eld Beach Fireghter retires from BSO and millions of taxpayers dollars are spent to pay them until they die. There are two ways to correct this unforgivable error so that Deer eld Beach taxpayers do not forever pay for Mr. Hansons incompetence: 1) Have all the Deer eld Beach Fire/Rescue-BSO employees go into the FRS retirement plan where overtime, vacation time and compensatory time are not calculated into the pensions. 2) If the Deer eld Beach Fire/Rescue-BSO employees do chose to remain in the citys pension plan, eliminate overtime, vacation time and compensatory time in the pension calculation. As to why the merger had to happen so fast and with no public voice is another issue entirely. A speculation is that a current D.R.O.P. participant may have helped expedite the merger. In the D.R.O.P., employees are allowed 60 months of continued employment and then must retire. With the BSO merger, the 60 -month rule is thrown out and the re ghters can double dip forever. Wonder who was in the D.R.O.P. and nearing forced retirement? The answer may have something to do with how the merger took place, and the urgency with which it took place. Bill Connor Ret. DB re ghter MergerContinued from page 6 12/18 Free Christmas Concert, Sunday, 7 p.m. at Cokesbury United Methodist Church,1801 NW 65th Ave, Margate, FL 33063, phone 954-972-3424. 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. 1-7-12 Martin Luther King Junior Interfaith Prayer Breakfast at the E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. Cost is $12 per person. Call 954871-6353. 1-9 to 1-12 Three on Three Basketball Clinic for children ages 12 to 14 and 15 to 17 at the Mitchell Moore Gym, 901 NW 10 St., Pompano Beach, starting at 6 p.m. SightingsContinued from page 15 See SIGHTINGS on page 23 Erica Kringle wishes everyone a Merry Christmas.
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The Pelican 21 Friday, December 16, 2011 Served on choice of bread such as rye, whole wheat or even Challah, customers rave about the rich avors and, in particular, are appreciative of the toothsome sides including mixed fruits, grits and the blissfully light buttermilk pancakes. Another noteworthy specialty is the inimitable Feed Me MarCha composed of tangy mango-honey marinated skirt steak with scrambled eggs, maple peppered bacon, sauted onions, sweet peppers and Monterrey Jack cheese accompanied by an ethereal basil aioli. This dish is a true gift for ones taste buds. Not to be outdone, the Italian Kiss sandwich showcases a wonderfully avorful Cranberry-Sage sausage with roasted peppers, caramelized onions, mozzarella and palatepleasing garlic pesto. We really want to connect to people through our food. We both strongly believe that food is tied to emotions, says Andersen who forlornly left her European homeland to pursue her culinary dreams in South Florida. Thats why nothing is frozen. In fact, everything is made to order while you are here. The 2-2-2 special with eggs, meat, pancakes and coffee costs $6. Home fries start at $3 and the sinfully decadent Cinnalicious French Toast topped with cinnamon fried apples is $4.75. Sandwiches are in the $6-$10 range. Mufns, cookies and cake slices are all under $2. Homemade soups are $3.45. Catering is available, pre-ordering of pastries and cheesecakes is recommended MarchasContinued from page 18 A breakfast classic: two eggs over easy with crispy maple peppered smoked bacon strips and MarChas mouthwatering home fries with cheddar and onions. and fresh bread is continually baking. There is ample free parking and all major credit cards are accepted. Be sure to check the website for many interesting offers. Enjoy!Malcolm McClintock holds an MBA and has lived in Thailand, Spain, France, Mexico, Canada and the US where he has developed a deep appreciation for world gastronomy.
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The Pelican 23 Friday, December 16, 2011 instances of adulterated product occurred when China was given free rein to import goods here. The duty-free honey that arrived from the Orient not only undercut American bee keepers nancially, it was found to contain rice syrup, steroids and antibiotics. Banned from importing honey to the USA, China sold this mixture to Brazil and India and it now appears in local stores bearing labels from those countries. In the four years she has been a raw honey seller, Grace Reames has made it her job to learn a lot about the competition. She began her agribusiness with an inside source: her brother-in-law has been a commercial beekeeper in Umatilla, Florida for 35 years. With 10,000 hives, he collects his honey orange blossom, wild ower, saw palmetto. Tupelo and cloverin Florida and South Dakota and sends what he doesnt sell commercially to Reames to bottle in West Palm Beach. Over the years we realized the product we thought was honey is actually sweetened syrup, Reames said. In order to be honey, it has to have pollen. Our customers tell us the difference between our honey and commercial brands is enormous. She sells ve types of 100 percent raw honey: clover, which is the most common; orange blossom, indigenous to Florida; wild ower, said to suppress allergies; saw palmetto, used by the Indians for its medicinal effects and for prostate health; and tupelo, which blossoms along the Apalachicola River in the panhandle only three weeks a year. She also sells bee pollen reputed to boost the immune system. Reames offers her pure products, straight from the hive, only at green markets. Last Sunday, she and her daughter Stacy Black manned their R&R Honey Co. booth at Deer elds Green Market in the Cove Shopping Center. They had an excellent selling day and are very, very happy with the venue. Theyll be back for the next market Sunday, January 8. They also sell at markets in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton and Parkland. At 61, Reames extols the health bene ts of 100 percent raw honey and believes it speeds up metabolism aiding weight loss. Since she became a honey entrepreneur she says, I feel better than I ever have. She even matches her face mask made with honey and cinnamon to the bene ts obtained from high end cosmetic products. Spread it on your face for 30 minutes and your skin will be as soft and smooth as a babys butt, she said. And a bottle is only $9. With an inside track on real honey, why doesnt Reames contract with specialty food stores? I want to control the supply, the price and the quality, she said. Distributors pay only 10 percent above cost, not enough for her hard work, she says, and she would need to guarantee volume, something she cannot do. Interestingly, the Umatilla bees travel to South Dakota in the summer to pollinate clover elds and return to Florida in the winter to work the orange blossoms, wild owers and saw palmetto. Its a great life for the bees Reames said, and is providing her with a new business venture that is as healthy as it is pro table.BuzzContinued from page 3 Cost is $60. Call 954-7864131. 1-14-12 State of the Dream Banquet at 6:30 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Civiv Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. 1-16-12 MLK Parade begins at 8 a.m. at Mitchell Moore Park, 901 NW 10 St., Pompano Beach. Line-up at 8 a.m. 1-16-12 MLK Celebration at 10:30 a.m. at Blanche Ely High School Gymnasium, 1201 NW 6 St., Pompano Beach. Speaker is William McCormick. Call 954-2541170. SightingsContinued from page 19 See SIGHTINGS on page 24
24 The Pelican Friday, December 16, 2011 Advertise in The Pelican for coverage in nine North Broward cities. By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach The city has been awarded a $15,000 grant to establish a fishing program at the International Fishing Pier every other Saturday beginning Dec. 17 from 7 to 9 a.m. Families are encouraged to introduce their children to the sport of fishing. Admission, fishing poles, bait and tackle will be provided and staff will be available to answer questions. Each Saturday session will be limited to the first 25 people who sign-in. Deerfield Beach is one of 20 cities or recreational facilities nationwide to receive the Take Me Fishing grant from the National Recreation and Park Association. Deerfields grant specifically is to establish a fishing program. Other cities got lesser amounts to augments existing Deer eld wins $15,000 shing grant programs. All together, $175,000 was awarded. Pier Supervisor Bernell Higgs said the first session will talk basics to the young fisherman to determine how much they know about their sport. Instruction will be given by Vincent Keitt. Higgs says she wrote the successful grant request and another one that got the city 80 fishing poles for the program. She anticipates the $15,000 will pay for a year of free fishing for novice anglers. Take Me Fishing supports organizations that work to connect young people with nature and engage them in recreational boating and fishing with the goal of creating environmental stewardship and an education in water and boat safety behaviors. Please call 954-4804407 for pier and parking information. SightingsContinued from page 23 1/27 St. Jude Classic Golf Tournament, Woodlands Country Club, Tamarac. 954-323-8405. Green Market, Wilton Manors, Saturdays and Sundays at Hagen Park 2020 Wilton Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. fresh produce, international baked goods, herbs/spices, doggie treats, pickles, jams, infused vinegars, pasta and more. Call 954-531-5383. Pompano Beach Green Market Every Saturday at the corner of West Atlantic Boulevard and North Dixie Highway from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fresh vegetables, crafts, plants, food and music.Fishing PiersPompano Beach Fishing Pier extends more than 1,000 feet into the Atlantic, 222 N Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach, Anglins Pier Commercial Blvd. Lauderdale-bythe-Sea, 954-491-9403 Deer eld Beach International Pier 200 NE 21st Ave., Deer eld Beach. 9544269206. 954-943-1488LeisureThe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142 has Bingo on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at 171 SW 2 St., Pompano Beach. Food is available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 954-942-2448. The NE Focal Point Alzheimers Day Care Center located at 301 N.W. 2nd Avenue in Deer eld Beach, offers a weekly Caregivers Support Group every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. MeetingsGold Coast Toastmasters Meet in the second and 4th Mondays of each month at Panera Bread, 1762 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lau-See SIGHTINGS on page 25
The Pelican 25 Friday, December 16, 2011 The Pelican. 954.783.8700 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. ObituariesAsiamigbe, Agbe 53, of Pompano Beach, passed away Dec. 2. Services were held at Poitier chapel, Pompano Beach. Brown, Bobby73 of Deerfield Beach, passed away Dec. 3. Services were held at Poitier chapel, Pompano Beach. Jones, Louise 94 of Pompano Beach, passed away Dec. 12. Services will be held on Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. at Word of The Living God. Grisham, Mary 60, of Lauderdale Lakes, passed away Dec. 13. Services are planned Dec. 17 at Agape Worship Center at 1:30 p.m.. Lavender, Lawrence 64 of Pompano Beach passed away Dec. 4. Services will be heldDec. 17 at 2 p.m. at Poitier Chapel. Atkins, Lucy 73 of Pompano Beach passaway Dec. 12. Services are planned for Dec. 17. Funeral Services entrusted to L.C. Poitier Funeral Home, 317 NW 6 St., Pompano Beach. 954-943-7050. SightingsContinued from page 24derdale from 7 to 9 p.m.. Call 954-895-3555. Zonta International meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Duffys Diner, 401 N. Federal Hwy., Deer eld Beach at 11:15 a.m. Zonta International is a classi ed service organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women locally and worldwide through service and advocacy. Call 561-392-2223. The Greater Pompano Beach Senior Citizens Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Emma Lou Olson Community Center on NE Sixth Street Pompano Beach at 10 a.m. Activities focus on the general welfare, health,e ducation and security of senior citizens. We welcome people of all ages. HealthYoga class for all levels at Hagen Park, behind the City Hall at 2020 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors on Tuesday nights. Cost is $7. Call 305.607.3520 with any questions. Parking is free on Saturday morning class. Bring a mat and water.Lectures1-4-12 Myrna Goldberger Its a Hoax, Folks, lecture to focus on individuals such as Charles Van Buren, Clifford Irving and others. Tickets $10. Tamarac Theater of The Performing Arts, 7143 Pine Island Road, Tamarac Square West Shopping Center. Call 954-7241110.VolunteerHospice Volunteers needed VITAS innovative Hospice Care of Broward needs volunteers who can make friendly visits to terminally ill patients and their families, provide relief for caregivers, visit veterans and more. Call 954-777-5396. Pompano Has Heart, a volunteer group that assists people impacted by disasters meets monthly. Call 954-9412940.
26 The Pelican Friday, December 16, 2011 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 Get to know your local Merchants The Pelican 954-783-8700 HELP WANTEDBEAUTY!!! HAIR STYLIST, Nail Tech. Massage Facial. Guaranteed Start With 100% Commission. Call In Boca 954415-4937. 12-16 LATIN DANCING LADY INSTRUCTOR NEEDED Part Time In Boca. Approx 2-3 Hours Per Week. Pay $25 Per Hour. Private Lessons. 954-415-4937. 12-16 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 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. 12-30SERVICES RETIRED PLUMBING CONTRACTOR Looking For Work. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. CFC 027532. Low Rates. 954-496-6420. 12-16 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 TRASH/JUNK PICKUPS APT. Complexes Dumpster Areas, Furniture, Appliances, Cabinets. Boxes/Bags. 10% Sr. Discount $75/Up. Shed Demo. Carpet Tear Up, Garage Clutter. Greg 954-731-7247. 12-23 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 ELECTRICIAN FOR HIRE Low Rates. 24 Hour Emergency Service. Call 954-404-1150. License EC-0001684. APEX ELECTRIC.. 12-30 AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION Pickup & Drop-off. Dr. Visits, Shopping, Tours, Etc. Speak Spanish, Portuguese, English. Madeline 754-2340617. 12-30 EMERALD IRISH CLEANING Est. 20 Yrs. English Speaking. Cleaning Supplies. Hand Scrubbed Floors. SPECIAL!!! 3 HRS $55 4 HRS $70. Service Guaranteed. www. emeraldirishcleaning.com. 954-524-3161. You Will Do An Irish Jig. 12-23 SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN Call If Your Desire Is To Pay Less Than The Real Price For Electrical Work Done Right! 954-554-8520. Beach Electrical Corp. 12-23 PLUMBING SERVICES Big Jobs Small Jobs. We Do It All. Remodeling & Repairs. Lic. & Insured. C.C. Accepted. Call 954-772-4600. 1-6 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. 754-366-1915.12-16 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. 12-16BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESNew GREEN technology. New defroster control saves energy in home refrigerators, commercial chillers. Patented. All optical. Simple mfg. Strategic partners needed..www.NewAvionics.Com. 954-568-1991. MUSICIANS WANTEDThe American Legion Symphonic Band is now accepting new members for the 2011-2012 season. College age to seasoned seniors are welcome. Rehearsals are held on Wed. evenings at American Legion Post 142 in Pompano. Percussionists, euphonium and clarinet players are especially needed. If you enjoy making music, call Jim McGonigal, Music Director at 954-647-0700 for more info. DEEP WATER VILLA DOCKPOMPANO BEACH 2/2 1700 SQ FT. Screened Fla Room. Private Yard. W/D. 4 Park. No Fixed Bridges. Community Pool. Deeded Dock.. 2 Blocks Beach. $285,000. Call 954-6291324. 12-23HOMES FOR SALEPOMPANO LEISUREVILLE 55+ This 2/2 Furnished House Is For You! Very Clean. Monthly Maintenance $175. Priced To Sell $105,000. Owner 954-943-0250. 12-30 LEISUREVILLE REDUCED $99,900. ATTACHE MODEL. 2/2, Garage, Front Porch. Very Private. 2 Active Clubs & Heated Pools. FREE Golf. New Water & Sewer System. 55+. Realty 3000. 561-8663839. 12-16ROOMS FOR RENTE DEERFIELD BEACH E OF A1A 1st Floor Furnished. Large Refrigerator, Kitchen, Micro, Laundry, Own Bath, TV, A/C. $175 Week.. 954-7259680. 12-16TOWNHOUSES FOR RENTPOMPANO TOWNHOUSE 3 STORY 3BR 2 Full & 2 1/2 Baths. 1 Car Garage. $1500 Month Yrly. Non-Smoker. 1st & Last. Call Debbie 954-474-4335 Or 954-557-3389. 12-16HOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH 3/2 CENTRAL AIR. Screened Porch. Small Utility Room. $1100 Mo. 620 NE 35 Street. Call Darci 954783-3723. 12-30
The Pelican 27 Friday, December 16, 2011 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.FURNITUREMOVING Black Leather Sofa & Love Paid $2800 Sell $950. Brown Leather Sofa & Love Paid $3200 Sell $1200. 8 Piece Cherry Bedroom Set Paid $2800 Sell $850. 8 Piece Black Bedroom Set Sell $1,000. Forced To Sell At Low Prices. All Under 2 Months Old. 561383-1555. 12-16GARAGE SALESFORT LAUDERDALE 1020 NW 45 Court. Saturday 10am. Household, Christmas Plates, Dinette Set. Theatre TV, Sofa, Cabinet & VCR Tapes. Much More. Great Bargains. 12-16We Mean Business! Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 Pelican Classi eds Can Save You Time& Money 954.783.8700 REAL 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. No Brokers! 954-895-4596. 12-23 LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA Furnished 1/1.5 Condo $115,000. Heated Pool. Ocean Access. On Canal. 1481 S Ocean Blvd. Apt 228. Call 586-549-5223. 1-6 LEISUREVILLE $26,500 2/2 PARTIALLY FURNISHED With Upgraded Appliances & Carpet. Absentee Owner Wants Immediate Sale. A Rare Find. Call Broker Joe Ryan 954-638-9656. 12-16 CONDOS FOR RENTLEISUREVILLE 2/1 FURNISHED CONDO 55+. 2 Clubhouses & 2 Pools. Many Amenities. $795 Month Yearly. Call 954-806-0504. LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA Across From Beach. Near Sea Watch. 1 Bedroom Den 2 Baths. Pool, W/D In Unit. $1075 Per Mo. Yrly. 1st Last Sec. Or Seasonal 5 Mo Min. $1595/Mo. No Smoking. 954942-5642. 12-23 POMPANO 1BR/DEN 2 BATH FURN. $1,000 Mo. Yrly 1st Last Security Or Seasonal 4 Mo. Min. $1,400/Mo. 954-6005467. 12-23 POMPANO LEISUREVILLE 55+ 2/1 Completely Furn. Sunroom On Golf Course. 2 Pools, 2 Clubs. $925 Month Yearly. 954-788-9312. 12-16 APTS FOR RENTDEERFIELD/POMPANO BEACH 1 BR & 2 BR APTS FOR RENT. Remodeled, Paint, Tile, Etc. W & D On Site. Pool. Pet Friendly. Call George 954809-5030. 12-16 POMPANO MCNAB ROAD & NE 18 AVENUE 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished/ Unfurnished. $675 $950 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-610-2327. 12-16 POMPANO BEACH Unique Quiet 1/1 Apt. Just Painted. Off Street Parking. 1/2 Block To Beach. $725 Month 1st & Last. 239-898-4799. 12-30 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. 12-23 POMPANO BEACH 2/2 Furnished. Large Ef ciency With Kitchen. Fully Furnished. Cable, Internet, Pool, Laundry. 500 To The Beach. Weekly Monthly Yearly. 954-2948483 Or 248-736-1533. 1-6 POMPANO JUST OFF FEDERAL. 1/1, Pool, Laundry. Close To Shopping & Transportation. $700 Per Mo. 1st Mo + Security To Move In. Call Anthony 954-857-5207. 12-16 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. 12-16 POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $495. Easy Movein. 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT. Remodeled. Great Location. 954-783-1088 For More Info. 1-6 STUDIOS EFFICIENCIESDEERFIELD BEACH A1A Live at the beach off season. Ef ciencies available for $550 Weekly, pay as you go, no deposit or security, cable, pool, laundry, wireless. Ocean Villa 954-427-4608. 12-30OUTDOOR STORAGEDEERFIELD BEACH OUTDOOR STORAGE For Boats, RVs, Commercial Vehicles & More. Call Chris At 954-520-1777. 1-6COMMERCIAL FOR RENT-SALEPOMPANO COMMERCIAL OFFICE Spaces Available. Ranging From As Low As $500 To $700 Depending On Square Footage. Please Call Darci At 954783-3723. 12-30 CO-OP SALESPOMPANO BEACH 1/1 On Water, Dockage Available At Your Door. $59,500. Coldwell Banker Barbara 954-6291324. 12-23SEASONAL 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. 12-16 DEERFIELD BEACH 1/1 Ideal Location Steps To Beach, Fishing Pier, Restaurants & Shops. $600 Per Week. Available Dec April. 561-3944449. 12-16Call us!
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The Pelican 29 Friday, December 16, 2011 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954420-5001.. 49th annual Pompano Beach Boat Parade winnersOn Dec. 11, judges had tough choices among the brightly lit vessels at the recent Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerces Holiday Boat Parade.Boat Award Winners for 2011 Pompano Beach Chamber AwardOver 30 ft Sky Limo Under 30 ft Wich CraftMost Unique Over 30 ft. Noahs Ark Under 30 ft. Tuned Blue Best in Sound Got RumBest EntertainmentOver 30 ft. Bimini Twist Under 30 ft War Eagle II Best Club Meantime Best Non-Pro t Genesis Best Commercial Serenity IIIBest in ShowOver 30 ft Mr. Bobb Under 30 ft Reel PriorityBest Participating in Winterfest and Pompano Boat ParadeWhirlwind XIVBest First TimerOver 30 ft. Off Duty Under 30 ft. Cruising AttitudeMost Effective LightingUnder 30 ft. Shake a Leg MiamiBest Private BoatOver 30 ft. JC Under 30 ft. Trouble Mak-OMost PatrioticOver 30 ft. Playmate IV Under 30 ft. Dorado Chairman Award Musette Honorable Mention All Caught UpBy RJ BoylePELICAN ANGLERI have fished from a boat most of my life. I never put in tons of time fishing from a pier. I can remember the times when I did fish the pier that certain guys were so good at it that all of the other guys worshiped the ground they walked on. These pier kings used to hook all of the biggest fish it seemed and would have long epic battles with sharks, rays, tarpon, and anything else big that swam within reach of the pier. When these guys used to cast their lines they would yell out Duck or Bleed. You quickly learned that that meant a sinker and bait was getting ready to whizzz by your head. When they hooked fish, they would grab their rods and begin running west down the pier setting the hook as they ran. Everyone would stop what they were doing if these guys went to hook a fish. The sound of the clicker screaming as the guy hooked the fish was awe inspiring. A crowd would assemble around the pier king as he worked his fish with such precision around the pilings. While this was going on these kings would have the tourists (people who didnt know how to fish well) getting in their ways just to get a glimpse of what was on the end of his line. Pier kings often had to yell at them to move away from the rail. It was never an easy task to catch a big fish from the pier. You could bet that at some point the fish was going to swim under and through the pier. The excitement of a fish swimming under the pier at a high rate of speed out through the other side was an opportunity for the king to show off his knot skills. He would have to let a bunch of line off the rod then cut the line off and tie it as quick as he could to another rod on the other side of the pier before the fish came tight to the line again. Like I said I never spent huge time out there but I did spend enough time to experience and appreciate the coolness of the Pier. Now that I am older and have a tackle shop I have anglers that come in that fish the pier all of the time. They catch just as many fish as they did back then if not more. The modern day pier kings have come up with new ways to get baits way out and today they fish with expensive rods and reels. I had tons of respect for pier kings back then, and I have just as much for them today. They are the thinkers, the innovators and the teachers. Show them some respect and they might just show you a trick or two to make your day successful. Most importantly, when you hear DUCK OR BLEED, get the heck down and cover your head. Get Tight Pier kings still reign Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700
30 The Pelican Friday, December 16, 2011 Deer eld Beach Rotary Club hosted a Christmas party for 60 children this week with Santa Claus in attendance. [Above] Josh and Cierra Riley from Quiet Waters Elementary School chat with St. Nick and his helper. Each child at the party received a stuffed toy and a bag of presents. Sponsors of the event were Target Stores and Dart Industries, the latter a local rm with a foundation that supports childrens issues.Santa brings smiles Kendall Hollingsworth, age 7, from Deer eld Beach Elementary School, poses with her sack of toys as she waits to speak with Santa Claus
The Pelican 31 Friday, December 16, 2011 By LHP Offcier Mike OhSPECIAL REPORTLighthouse Point On Dec.7 at 5:20 p.m., the Lighthouse Point Police Department arrested two juvenile males and one adult male, Trevian Marquise Perdue 18 of Pompano Beach, for burglary after a concerned citizen reported suspicious Rash of arrests in Lighthouse Point credited to citizen awareness, city cameraspersons in her neighbors yard. Officers were dispatched after two subjects were observed being dropped off by a car and entering the backyard of a residence in the 2300 block of Northeast 50 Street. Upon arrival, officers apprehended two suspects as they emerged from the rear of the residence with stolen property. A third suspect was arrested near the scene in a vehicle. The third suspect had been acting as a lookout/driver and was found crouched in the front seat of the vehicle. The suspects gave statements to investigators and implicated themselves in the burglary. Subsequent investigation also revealed that the suspects had committed another burglary in Margate earlier in the day. Property from the Margate burglary was recovered in the suspects vehicle. Margate detectives responded and were able to additionally charge the suspects with burglary. On Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m., the Lighthouse Point Police Department arrested a male, Justin D. White 34 of Miami and a female, Jessica L. Pydynkowski 27 of Fort Lauderdale in connection with a burglary and auto theft. The suspects were arrested after an alert for a stolen license plate was received from the License Plate Recognition Cameras, or LPR. The suspects entered the city on NE 24 Street from Federal Highway. Officers responded to the area and observed the suspects vehicle in the 2800 block of Northeast 26 Street. The suspects immediately fled the area and crashed their vehicle at the 2600 block of NE 24 Street. A female passenger was arrested at the site of the crash and the male driver fled on foot. The male jumped into a canal behind a residence at 2600 NE 24 Street and swam to the backyard of a residence in the 2400 block of Northeast 26 Street. The male suspect gained access to an occupied residence there in an attempt to elude capture. With the assistance of Broward Sheriffs deputies, officers from the Lighthouse Point Police Department were able to apprehend the male suspect inside the residence. Subsequent investigation revealed that the suspects were driving a white pickup truck stolen from Miami in October of this year; several items from a previous burglary in Lighthouse Point and Pompano Beach were recovered in the vehicle. Based on statements obtained by investigators, the pair was intent on committing a burglary when they entered Lighthouse Point. Within four minutes of the suspects entering Lighthouse Point they knocked on the door of a residence to determine if anyone was home. The first arrest illustrates the importance of citizen involvement in reporting suspicious persons and being alert. We are aware that it only takes a short amount of time for these suspects to select a residence to burglarize. Due to the vigilance of a neighbor, who chose to get involved, we were able to respond in time to arrest the suspects and recover the property stolen from the residence. The most recent arrest can be credited to the LPR system, which immediately alerted us to the presence of a vehicle bearing a stolen tag. Many criminals use stolen tags to conceal their identities when committing more serious crimes such as burglary. Based on the information we have, these suspects were able to drive into the city and commence their activities within four minutes. Without the LPR system they may have gone undetected and certainly would have committed additional burglaries. To report suspicious activity, call 954-942-8080.
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