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Friday, January 6, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 1 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 P e l i c a n Pelican Visit us online at www.pompanopelican.com T h e The P e l i c a n Pelican By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Members of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 34 are engaged in a non-maritime rescue of their new headquarters in Alsdorf Park. The 2,000 square-foot building that will become the otilla’s new headquarters was discovered in Flotilla volunteers salvage donated building suffering from ‘greenhouse effect’November to be so full of mold that resourceful and hardworking volunteers had to remove all the walls and ceilings and this month will start the process of rebuilding the interior. “It had suffered the ‘greenhouse effect.’ Every porous substance had mold,” said Flotilla Commander Richard Leys. “Everything had to come out, down to the studs.” The modular structure, divided into three sections, had been in the sun near the public works building for 18 months partially wrapped in plastic, while Leys worked his way through city boards and permitting approvals. When the dastardly ‘greenhouse effect’ was discovered, volunteers, in particular R. Don Banas, Dr. Joe McGee, Spyros Vlahos and Paul Sacks See FLOTILLA on page 14 MLK celebrations begin in Broward Volunteer committee and Pompano create events to celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthdayBy Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach It was April 4, 1968 when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Yet his message continues to inspire many to carry on to make his dreams for acceptance and equal opportunities a reality for all people. In Pompano Beach, a prayer breakfast, a basketball tournament and an ‘I Have The Young Pompano Beach Cowboys prepare for last year’s big parade. LHP candidates debate Jan. 18Lighthouse Point Four candidates for two city commission seats will debate Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. at Dixon Ahl Hall, 2220 NE 38 Street, in a public meeting hosted by the LHP Gardens North Condo Association. Dr. David Kluge said the debate will be moderated by Barbara Murtha who will present some preprepared questions. The public can submit questions at the meeting. All candidates will respond to each question. Gardens North has held a candidate debate forum each election year for the last decade. This is the rst time the board has moved the event to a public facility and opened it to all interested citizens. Running for Seat 3 are incumbent Commission President, Susie Gordon and challenger Becky Lysengen.For Seat 1, incumbent Commissioner Tom Hasis faces challenger Earl Maucker. Commissioner Mike Long, Seat 2, is unopposed. The election is Jan. 31.See MLK CELEBRATION on page 10 City to talk ethics Jan. 11Pompano Beach Robert Meyers, former executive director of Miami-Dade will discuss and answer questions regarding the newly implemented Broward County ethics code. The meeting takes place at 9 a.m. at Pompano Beach City Hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. Davis and Crawford resign housing authority postsDirector taking over troubled Gainesville agencyBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach – Deer eld Beach Housing Authority Director Pam Davis has been hired to head Gainesville’s housing authority, an agency that has been given poor marks by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and with a multi-million dollar shortfall. She will remain at her job here until the end of the month and assume her new duties Feb. 6. Davis was chosen unanimously by the authority’s board of commissioners at a salary of $127,000 and given a $7,200 annual car allowance. HUD has rated the Gainesville Housing Authority the worst performer of its 52 agencies in north and central Florida. Davis has been under re here for more than a year, attacked viciously be blogger Chaz Stevens and audited See RESIGNS on page 7

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2 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 Pier parking lot closed for remainder of yearBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach The shing pier parking lot closed this week so that demolition of the east end of the pier and all the structures restaurant, restrooms, bait shopcan begin. Access to the pier is now 50 feet to the south where Stiles Construction has built a bait shop and an L-shaped ramp. Selective demolition has already begun according to Assistant City Manager Keven Klopp and within days equipment will be in place to remove the buildings and about 100 feet of pier. The parking lot will become the staging area for the project. No parking is being provided for pier users, who will have to nd alternatives until the project is completed late this year. The pier redesign is a project of the Community Redevelopment Agency, or CRA. In other news, the CRA purchased the Riverview Restaurant property in December for $2.1 million. The acreage is adjacent to Sullivan Park on the Intracoastal Waterway and will be used to enhance and enlarge the park. According to Klopp, no further discussion with the owners of the chamber of commerce building, also sought by the CRA to complete Sullivan Park, has occurred. The chamber board of directors Aerial of new pier bait shop and temporary access ramp, marked in blue.See CRA on page 7 B a i t S h a c k Bait Shack

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The Pelican 3 Friday, January 6, 2012 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLauderdale-By-TheSea Inspired by the recent record-breaking dive by Allen Sherrod off local waters, two more divers will attempt to break the record for longest underwater swim this week. Andrew Cohen, 21, an instructor at Gold Coast Scuba in LBTS, and his best friend Julian Morrison, 23, of New York are aiming for 70 miles in a 20-24-hour period. The current record is 66 miles, held by Neal Watson of Fort Lauderdale, who made the swim in 1978. They plan to start in the Gulf Stream 15 miles east of Key Largo at 3 p.m. today, Jan. 6, and expect to arrive at LBTS about 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. They will be picked up by boat and swim to the beach at the Windjammer Resort near the Datura portal. Cohen was on Sherrod’s rescue team when he broke the record for the longest saltwater scuba dive, 48 hours and 13 minutes. “After that I looked up other records and read about Watson. That sounded like something for me and my best friend to try,” Cohen said as he prepared for the adventure. The attempt is expected to Two scuba divers trying for longest underwater swim take between 17 and 20 hours. A crew of divers, working in three shifts, will assist by performing a full gear exchange every hour to oneand-a-half hours. This time Sherrod is helping with tank exchanges, 21 of them in 15foot deep water. “Crew is the most important part,” Cohen said. A crew chief, deck hand and captain will be on two boats that will run back and forth getting tanks lled. Asked by a prospective volunteer how the exchange would work, Cohen said, “The support team is going to be in the boat, and when we run low on air, we send up a buoy. Two divers come down with fresh gear and do a full unit exchange. Then you return to the boat and get the old setup ready for the next switch-a-roo!” Cohen and Morrison, who attended Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, do a lot of recreational diving. “We gured why not take it to the next level for a good adventure,” Cohen said. Andrew says the recent cold weather won’t deter their effort. One of their sponsors, Henderson Wetsuits, had donated wetsuits. “This dive is important to bring attention to our ocean, our playground for awesome adventures such as this,” Cohen said. Our Gold Coast is an area of spectacular reef systems and sea creatures that need to be protected. The “Biorock Project,” a new arti cial reef in LauderdaleBy-The-Sea, is the rst of its kind. Please get involved and support our goals of living in a beautiful environment above and below the water.” A celebration is planned for 8 p.m. Saturday at Southport Raw Bar, 1536 Cordova Road in Fort Lauderdale. The Pompano Piranhas and Chick l-A have cancelled the ocean swim scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7 due to inclement weather and high seas. The event will be rescheduled. Cold, seas postpone Chick l-A ocean swim 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. 1-7 – Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast at the E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach, at 8 a.m. Cost is $12 per person. 954-871-6353. 1-7 – Auditions for The Girl Choir at 10 a.m. at 3347 NW 55 St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-533-9227. See SIGHTINGS on page 5

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4 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 SPECIAL TO THE PELICANLBTS This town always brightend up for the holidays, and 2011 was no different. The contest, sponsored by the LBTS Property owners Association has announced its winners. Judges were Rosalie Malkoon, Linda and Dennis Ritchie, Susan and Ed Gambon, Arlean and Sam Damurjian, Ruby and Bob Schuyler, Christine and Paige Vincent, Vice Mayor Stuart Dodd and Penny Dodd and Event Chair Cindy Geesey. Here are the winnersHotels and MotelsBreakaway Inn, 4457 Poinciana Street RestaurantsVillage Grille & Pump, 4404 El Mar Drive Single Family Homes279 South Tradewinds AvenueApartments/MultiFamilyOakland Park The only meeting for January for the Oakland Park City Commission is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. Among the items on the agenda is an impasse hearing for the city and Metro Broward Professional Fire ghters Local 3080 Union. The city and the union have met 10 times to negotiate re-openers for two articles, overtime and hours of duty and retirement. The city is seeking cost savings in pension bene ts and/or overtime and hours of duty. The parties have been unable to reach agreement, and the city declared impasse. The commission will conduct a public hearing and resolve outstanding issues.Impasse hearing on agenda for re ghters Winners announced in Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea holiday decorations4528 Poinciana Street MerchantsArgenti Designer Jewelers, 218 Commercial Boulevard High Rise CondosSea Ranch Club A, 5100 N. Ocean Boulevard Low Rise CondosSouth Leisure Gardens, 1481 S. Ocean Boulevard

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The Pelican 5 Friday, January 6, 2012 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors About a year after G Resorts gave up on building at the Center for Spiritual Living in Wilton Manors, another developer has set its sights on the property. Richard Coker, the Fort Lauderdale attorney representing the developer, said his client wants to build an apartment complex and estimated of cial plans would probably be submitted to the city either in late January or February. “I really don’t know what the nal proposal is [going to Apartments planned at Wilton Manors’ Center for Spiritual Living be]. The concept plan is being re ned right now,” he said. “That always comes down to engineering and design goals.” Current plans include 115 units, a rental of ce and tness center. Coker added that the development would include townhouse-style units on the perimeter and apartment-style units inside. Originally, G Resorts, a gay-themed hotel, was planning on building on the six-acre Yawt property, a trailer park located next to Colohatchee Park. Commissioners unanimously approved the plan but developers were unable to secure the site. G Resorts plans for the four-acre Spiritual Living property included 87 hotel rooms, 26 timeshare units, space for retail, a banquet hall, a theater and 525 parking spaces. The proposed location drew criticism from residents and Commissioner Scott Newton, who said he was only against the hotel being located in a residential neighborhood. Since then, G Resorts has set its sights on the former Gibby’s restaurant site on Northeast 12th Terrace, off Oakland Park Boulevard. According to Coker, the Center for Spiritual Living, 1550 NE 26 Street, has signed a contract agreeing to sell its property if the city approves the developer’s plans. To John Fiore, president of the East Neighborhood Association, or ENA, an apartment complex is an improvement over the hotel but he still thinks it’s too dense. Fiore, who said he was only speaking for himself, said the board appreciated the developer meeting with ENA and taking the neighborhood into consideration. He said he’s also concerned about the amount of traf c that would be created on NE 15th and NE 24th Street. Currently, the property is zoned as a community facility. City Planner Peter Dokuchitz said developers would have to get approval by commissioners to change the land use from commercial to planned unit development. “Its up to the commission whether they want to designate them [as ex units],” he said. Len Wright, member of the board of trustees for the Center for Spiritual Living, said the church doesn’t know exactly where it might relocate to but that its members want to stay local. “We will be staying in the area.” He declined to provide how much developers offered but according to the Broward County Property Appraiser, the property has an assessed value of $3.4 million. 1-8 – Pancake breakfast hosted by Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES Drove 142 at the Elks lodge, 700 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach. From 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. 954-725-5192. 1-9 to 12 – MLK Three on three basketball clinic ages 12 to 14 and 15 to 17 at the Mitchell Moore Gym, 901 NW 10 St., Pompano Beach, SightingsContinued from page 3 See SIGHTINGS on page 7

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6 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 Deer eld Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea, Wilton Manors and Oakland ParkWilton Manors • Oakland Park • Hillsboro Beach 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 writer’s 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 year’s 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 XX, Issue 1 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Letters & Opinions New bills coming to the Florida Legislature on educationOpinion from AAUW, Many changes have come before the Florida Legislature and its committees in the past few weeks. There are bills and committees working to nd the minimal amount that can be given per capita for student education. Florida is already at the bottom. Districts will be forced to give their money to for-pro t or investor-run charter schools. This will force closure of public schools. Charter schools are encouraged to expand, adding more students and grades, while they do not have to be evaluated by FCAT. There is a meager evaluation process being proposed, but the stricter one has been eliminated. However, research has shown that a large number of charter schools have failed. There is a proposal in committee to limit how much enrichment can be added to the curriculum, while money for textbooks and other supplies are being cut severely. Teachers are being encouraged to go on a merit pay system, when there is no money for merit pay. More and more state tests are being pushed on public school children, to the point that it is often impossible to nd time for curriculum – only test-taking skills. Ten years of Texas research (which our system is based on) has shown that standardized testing is a failure in public schools. If they don’t ask, don’t tellBy Judy VikCOMMENTARYLBTS -Commissioners and business people in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea spend endless hours debating how to entice more visitors and businesses to the downtown. Parking is one hassle that repeatedly comes up. Are there enough parking spaces? How much should be charged? Why are so many tickets written? Some retailers complain of visitors who vow never to return after being hit with a ticket at a special event. “The worst thing on Christmas Day is to get a ticket. People walk on the pier, enjoy the restaurants and then if they get a ticket, it leaves a sour taste,” said restaurant owner Louis Marchelos. “We could let people pay the meters but don’t have enforcement. Don’t give out the tickets.” This topic came up in discussions with our businesses regarding marketing the town, Mayor Roseann Minnet said. “This will certainly help with the idea that LBTS is not very friendly to people who park in town,” she said. On Nov. 29, commissioners agreed to permit free parking on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s “in the interest of promoting the community spirit and enjoyment of major holidays for residents and Town visitors…” But instead of promoting the free parking as another reason to come to town, they seem to prefer the decision be kept quiet in hopes the town can generate more revenue. Since this issue rst came up at a commission roundtable discussion last June, the town installed seven additional pay stations and removed about 200 single space meters. The pay stations make it easy for the town to waive parking fees on speci c holidays, Bud Bentley, assistant town manager, wrote in a report to commissioners. “If we approve this, you won’t be advertising (the free parking) to people coming into the town, will you?” Commissioner Birute Ann Clottey asked. “People will be feeding the meters?” “The pay stations get blocked and will say free parking,” he said. On the single-space meters, typically a decal on the back of the meter indicates hours of enforcement. As the decals are changed, the town will change them to indicate the days that parking is not enforced. “Currently, we do not have a Holiday Parking Policy, so every user should be paying on every holiday,” Bentley wrote. “In practice, parking enforcement of cers do not usually work on holidays, so we do not enforce parking violations.” Residents with parking permits can park for free at town meters. He said staff believes “a better practice would be to adopt a policy and let our visitors know the holidays that are exempt from parking fees.” “Three out of 365 days won’t affect our budget,” Vice Mayor Stuart Dodd said, moving to approve the staff recommendation to waive parking fees for New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The motion passed 4-1, Commissioner Scot Sasser dissenting. Staff surveyed other beachfront communities and found that Deer eld Beach enforces parking every day except Christmas, and Pompano Beach enforces parking every day. Parking is not enforced on 10 holidays in Fort Lauderdale. During public comments, resident and motel owner Arthur Franczek said the move would have a big impact on tax revenues. “Giving a pass on 10 of the busiest days of the year is a terrible idea. It’s not a good idea to give anything out for free.” (The resolution called for three free days, not 10, Minnet clari ed.) He said he didn’t know until then that parking was free on July 4. He has been feeding the meters. Instead of leaving it to the visitor to gure out the parking rules, how about posting a friendly sign on the pay stations that says in big bold letters: “Welcome to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Happy New Year. The parking’s on us.” See LETTER on page 26Hopefully, Davis is moving to an agency that appreciates her talentsBy Judy WilsonCOMMENTARYNot to be a Pollyanna, but things do have a way of working out. Last June, Mayor Peggy Noland went on a rampage and wanted to replace the entire Deer eld Beach Housing Authority Board of Commissioners until she found out she didn’t have authority to do so. The inference that something was wrong there was upsetting to the people at the agency, but Authority Director Pam Davis had already been through a lot. Attacks by a local blogger were both racist and accusatory, and he kept at it, requesting massive amounts of public documents in an attempt to prove his points. Prompted by his comments, a private auditor hired by the city to look into housing matters in another department swept through Davis’s domain too demanding copious amounts of material. Most recently, Cong. Allen West, alarmed by newspaper accounts of the agency’s accusers, called for HUD inspectors to return and re-audit Davis’ work records. It involved lot of time, trouble and undoubtedly taxpayer money – all because one person with an axe to grind set off a chain of events that could have been very damaging. Deer eld Beach’s Housing authority withstood the assaults although the toll on its employees, commissioners and especially Davis may not yet be fully realized. But here is the good news: Davis, with her name apparently cleared, has been hired by the City of Gainesville to run its housing authority. The people there are very glad to get someone of her experience and reputation to help them overcome past mistakes and a big de cit. We say, “Good for her.” When all the pressure was being applied, Davis never (at least not publicly) lost her cool. She stayed the course when there must have been days when the course seemed too hard to handle. Now she has landed a job that will be challenging and may test her skills, but she gets to live in Gainesville, where as I remember it from a thousand years ago, the leaves turn golden in the fall and the air for at least a few months is crisp and clear. And there is a Spring, kind of. Additionally, she will have all the amenities that university towns offerculture, education, conversation and in this case, Gator football. So congratulations, Pam. Sometimes the good guys win.

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The Pelican 7 Friday, January 6, 2012 To the editor, Some Pelican readers think it is necessary to have trained personnel to operate a de brillator. This is not so. The Automated External De brillator, or AED, is set up to be used by almost anyone who can follow directions. Michael Cooks Pompano BeachInstructions on AEDs are easy to follow Lettersby HUD more than once after Mayor Peggy Noland asked all the housing authority board members to resign and Cong. Allen West called for an investigation. But sources in Gainesville say they vetted Davis and found that the queries produced no evidence of wrongdoing. Although the mayor appoints board members, the city does not control the activities of the agency. Noland did replace two board members last year when their terms expired and led a vacancy. With Davis departing, board attorney Bill Crawford, Jr., has also submitted his resignation saying in a twopage letter that laid out his accomplishments that his 18-year tenure included a “perfect record” of never having violated any state or federal discrimination laws. Crawford also has been subject to Stevens’ blogging attacks. The board is meeting today (Jan. 6) to appoint an interim director and take up several items including one submitted by Commissioner Michael Weiss who is asking that Sylvia Poitier’s name be removed from the Business Skills Center that houses the authority. Poiter, a former city commissioner here, has been convicted on four counts of falsifying public records and is due to be sentenced next week. “I don’t believe her name should be there (on the building). Do we want this image for the housing authority? What message this send?” Weiss said. Davis was hired to direct Deer eld’s housing authority 23 years ago when it was in trouble. It now enjoys a healthy reserve account and manages two apartment buildings and a townhome complex. Davis’s salary here is $115,000 a year with an additional $25,000 stipend to manage the townhomes. The board’s concerns about charges that she was guilty of nepotism, bid rigging and procurement violations were allayed late last year after a page-by-page review of a long list of questions prepared by Commissioner Weiss. Housing authorityContinued from page 1SightingsContinued from page 5 starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $60. 954-786-4131. 1-9 – Palm Aire Democrats meet at 7 p.m. at the Herb Skolnick Civic Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. Speaker is Howard Finkelstein, chief public defender. 954-9753772. 1-9 – Earn a Florida Master naturalist certi cation Classes begin Jan. 9 and continue through Feb. 6. Cost is $225. Call 954357-8115. 1-10 – Awake The State rally takes place at 4 p.m. at 2131 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Info at www. awakethestate.com 1-12 Florida Trail Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek. 954609-4727. 1-13 – Friday talent social at Sol Children’s Theater from 6 to 8 p.m. at Continued on page 9

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8 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. Call The Pelican to nd out how you can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFFor the hundreds of people who promised themselves to lose weight in the new year, Dr. G’s weight loss and wellness program has arrived in Deer eld Beach and just might be the way to do it. Visit Dr. G’s spotless new suite of of ces at 77 S. Federal Hwy., next to Petsmart, to learn more about this individualized, medically designed and supervised weight loss program. There’s even an early discount of 50 percent being offered for this week only before the grand opening on Saturday January 14. Weight loss coach, Vivian Dasilva says, “This of ce offers trilingual speakers of English, Spanish and Portuguese.” Unlike most weight loss programs where one size ts all, Dr. G’s offers a medically supervised program tailored to t each client’s individual needs, taking into account blood work, EKG, metabolic rate, body composition, and behavioral history. There are currently 54 clinics open or under development in nine countries. The Deer eld clinic is the newest clinic to open in South Florida. Whether the patient’s goal is to lose 10-pounds or 100-pounds, Dr. Gs personalized approach works as follows. First comes the medical evaluation. Based on the results, a physician will prescribe a combination of medications, along with proprietary Dr. G’s Individualized Weight Loss Program will help folks shed those unwanted holiday poundsVivian Dasilva, on site weight loss coach at Dr.G’s newest Deer eld Beach location, 77 S. Federal Hwy., explains the medically supervised, individualized weight loss program to an interested client. Patients are checked on a regular basis to keep health and results at optimum levels. [Photos courtesy of Dr. G’s.]See WEIGHT LOSS on page 9Help Me Howard at Democrat meetingPompano Beach Howard Finkelstein, chief public defender of Broward County will speak to Democrats at the Palm Aire Democratic Club, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Herb Skolnick Civic center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. Free and open to the public. 954-973-3772.A matter of balanceNortheast Focal Point, 227 NW 2 St., Deer eld Beach begins and eightweek workshop for seniors who want to learn strategies to manage falls. This free class is designed for anyone concerned about falls, interested in improving balance, exibility and strength, anyone who has fallen in the past and anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns. Call 954-480-4460.Democratic women to meetDemocratic Women will meet to celebrate the 39th Anniversary of Roe v Wade Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. Frankel is the former Florida House leader and West Palm Beach Mayor. She is a candidate for Congress.

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The Pelican 9 Friday, January 6, 2012 herbal supplements to reduce appetite, carb and sugar cravings, and anxiety eating. The result for the patient is feeling full faster and increased metabolism. An individualized meal plan means that the patient can eat regular food with the family and in restaurants. For snacks or a simple meal replacement, Dr. G’s has proprietary products that work well with weight loss medications. Dr. G’s develops a realistic exercise program to help burn more calories than will be consumed. Once a weight loss goal has been reached, this program, with its wellness team, has created an individualized maintenance program, designed to insure continued success. Vivian DeSilva, wellness coach, says, “ We weigh patients in once a month, but if a patient becomes impatient, he or she is welcome to stop by every two weeks. We offer a four-month and a one month program. The four-month program is the best for those wishing to achieve permanent weight loss.” F.W. Pearce, Boca Raton says he heard about the franchise and decided to join the program. “I was excited and pleased to lose 25 pounds in the rst four month program. I kept it off for one year and decided to lose 10 pounds more which I did. I’m now leaner than I’ve ever been. This program teaches proper nutrition and it helps one adjust to a new lifestyle. I like Dr. G’s so much I opened a franchise in August here in Boca and it’s going very well.” Having been overweight all of his life, Pearce is now practicing what he preaches. Marie Keel, music teacher in Miami Dade Schools, is another success story who recommends the program. She says, “This program gave me the con dence and self esteem I never had. I was overweight and no diet seemed to work until I tried Dr. G’s. That was six years ago. In less than a year my weight dropped from 167 to 110. The program stopped my cravings and gave me the energy to start going to the gym. I ended a bad relationship. It was while exercising that I met my future husband. We eventually married and now we have a new baby. I did gain way too much during my pregnancy so I’m back on the program and have lost 45 pounds. I’m in training with re rescue and hope to do a career switch as soon as a job becomes available. I recommend the program to everyone.” About Dr. Charles GoldsmithDr. Charles Goldsmith is a successful OB/GYN who has been practicing for 30 years. Because his clients consistently requested assistance with weight loss, he began to research and study the problem. He realized the problem is complex and needs physician supervision. As a result he has developed a four pronged program based on appetite, metabolism, diet and habits. His approach, along with herbal compounds and prescription medicine helps his clients lose weight and keep it off. Dr. Goldsmith’s weight loss and wellness program was created in 1994 and claims to have helped 70,000 patients lose 1,000,000 pounds. To learn more, stop into the new, Dr. G’s Deer eld Weight loss and Wellness Center at 77 S. Federal Hwy. in Deer eld Beach. To introduce themselves and the program before the grand opening, a 50 percent discount is offered for just this one week before the grand opening on January 14. Call 954-246-5305 or visit the website at www.DrGsWeightloss. com Weight lossContinued from page 8 3333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. 561-447-8829. 1-14 – MLK State of the Dream Banquet at 6:30 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Civic Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954-8716353. 1-16 – 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 – MLK Celebration at 10:30 a.m. at Blanche Ely High School Gymnasium, 1201 NW 6 St., Pompano Beach. Speaker is William McCormick. 954-254-1170. 1-18 – History At High Noon with special guest John Cutrone, director of the Jaffe Center for Book Art at Florida Atlantic University, at the Old SightingsContinued from page 7 See SIGHTINGS on page 12

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10 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 Making a Difference Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-783-8700. A Dream Banquet’ are on the calendar for January to celebrate this man and his legacy. The highlight event on January 16 is a big parade followed by a celebration at Blanche Ely High School. It takes a dedicated committee of volunteers, co-partnering with the City of Pompano Beach to make it happen. Joyce Jackson, retired Recreation Manager with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department for 27 years, heads up the committee of 20 active volunteers. “I think I’ve been involved with the parade for 30 years,” she says. “Now that I’m retired, it’s one of my volunteer activities along with the Yuletide Parade and my church, Word of the Living God Ministry.” Some of the event sponsors are Metro PCS, Carr Builders, 3-G Graphics, Sunshine Health Center, Pompano Lighthouse Rotary and Acosta Dental. Jackson says, “We began to plan and coordinate in August and now the reality is upon us. We expect thousands of people from all over Broward County to line the parade route, and we anticipate between 800 and 1,000 people at the Blanche Ely celebration.The ParadeAll churches, civic organizations, businesses, fraternities, sororities, the Masonic family and residents of Pompano Beach are invited to participate in the parade. The parade will feature the Blanche Ely H.S band and cheerleaders, Monarch H. S. R.O.T.C., Blanche Ely H.S. R.O.T.C., local churches, day care centers, businesses, fraternal organizations, Mayor Lamar Fisher and other City Of cials. Participants line up at Mitchell Moore Park, 901 NW 10th St. at 8 a.m. The parade kicks off at 9 a.m. and proceeds South on NW 8th Ave. to MLK Blvd., East on MLK Blvd. to Ether Rolle Ave.; North on Esther Rolle to NW 15th Street, West to NW 6th Ave. to Blanche Ely High School. There, the celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. Mr. William McCormick, Jr. is the featured speaker.Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.Richard Carr remembers seeing the shooting event on television. “I was horri ed,” he says. “Things began to change drastically after that.” Carr, owner of Carr Builders, has lived in the Pompano area since 1990 and is a member of the volunteer committee. He says, “We do business here and like to help out the community. I’ve had a carpenter apprenticeship program for the city, worked on the Sample McDougald House, and for this event, I’ve been working on the parade and the banquet.” Reverend Gary McCleod of Mount Sinai Baptist at 3105 W. Atlantic Blvd. is another member of the volunteer committee. “I was about 10 years old living here in Pompano when MLK Jr. was killed. Pompano Beach was still somewhat segregated. His life, and yes, his death had a de nite impact. Our schools slowly became desegregated. Others things began to open up. It’s greatly improved since then, but things in NW Pompano can still be greatly improved.” McCleod added, “Our celebration is both a tribute and a rallying point because we are bringing everyone together. Our prayer breakfast on Jan. 7 will feature speaker Rev. Eric Jones, Jr. who is also the Mayor of West Park, Fl. the newest city in Broward County. We have ministers, priests, rabbis and community members attending. It’s a true fellowship gathering.” Dale Gibson, owner of Sunshine Health Center, is Call to artistsArtists in all media are invited to submit a sampling of their work to be considered for inclusion in the March 11th Lighthouse Point Arts Exhibition. The Arts panel will view artists’ work January 26th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the LHP Yacht & Racquet Club. 2701 NE 42 St. Lighthouse Point. Call Nancy Cohen 954806-4749 or Becky Cerino Days 954-376-0538. NE Focal Point Auxiliary’s 14th Annual “Red Carpet Fashions” takes place Jan. 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club. Sondro at the Cove Shopping Center and Jos. A. Bank at the Shops at Boca Center are providing women and men’s fashions. Tckets are $50. Call 954-4804460 or rwilliams@deer eldbeach.com. The NE Focal Point CASA, Inc. is a 501c3 notfor-pro t organization. The Auxiliary plans to purchase a new transportation van with the proceeds.New board announced at Deer eld Chamber breakfastNorth Broward Hospital will host the Deerfield Chamber’s Breakfast ‘n Deerfield from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Board chair, Kiku Martinson will share her vision for this year and announce the new board members. Attendees will get a jump start on the chamber’s newest dining expo with complimentary start up kits packed with coupons from restaurants and other business owners. Breakfast is $16. Call 954-946-5452. Dress it up this year MLK activities include parade, breakfast, sports, more Continued from page 1 See MLK on page 11The Blanche Ely High School band continues to add to the musical celebration.

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The Pelican 11 Friday, January 6, 2012 advertising? IT’S PART OF DOING BUSINESS. CALL US. 954-783-8700. Pelican 954-783-8700 another volunteer on the planning committee who says, “My responsibility on the committee was fund raising. It has been such a tough year, economically, but we managed. As a minority business owner, I wanted to participate so we’ve become involved. I think MLK’s death participated a real discussion and brought about eventual change for all African Americans. I believe having this celebration each year is very important to our children. The fact that they are not in school raises their curiosity and we then have the chance to give them the history. They are excited to celebrate. They love the parade. We teach them in the schools, the churches, our homes who this man was, what he stood for and what he has accomplished.” Hazel Armbrister remembers. “My mother and I watched in horror on television the night that Dr. King was killed. It was unbelievable. And we’re still dealing with the same issues. There are opportunities open now that weren’t then, but the widest door has not opened. I think I have more access to resources than I did then, but that’s not true for everyone in Pompano. We need employment opportunities for people who are not college educated or have not been exposed to a different way of living. Education is the key, but there are still those who need to be given the chance to use it. The businesses that might give them the opportunity aren’t here. I’ve lived to see Pompano Beach move from a farming community that served everyone to urbanization. We are one of the last places between Miami and Boca to assimilate. The lessons of Martin Luther King are still to be learned.” Mrs. Marguerite Luster says, “When I learned of Martin Luther King’s death I couldn’t believe it. People were running out of their homes into the streets of Pompano wondering what to do. We’ve made progress, but a lot more must come. The missing key is unity and love for all mankind. He wanted a better place for our children to grow up in. In some ways it is, but we still need better education and more jobs and equal chance for promotions. When I rst came here, I couldn’t get a job as an of ce clerk. I ended up as a computer technician for 21 years with the Harris Computer Division. I’m still active because I want to see that all children, white and black, can work and live together in the same community.” Mrs. Cloretta Williams a former committee member, had this to say. “I have a dream” is still in the works. Some of Dr. King’s dream has been accomplished, but there still needs to be much improvement and more advantages for many of us.” Even as the City celebrates Dr. King’s life, it is clear there is much more to be done to truly ful ll his dream. Thank you all who volunteered in this celebration. MLK Continued from page 10

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12 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 School Museum, 232 NE 2nd Street, Deer eld Beach. Free. 954-429-0378. 1-18 – Our Art By The Sea meets at 7 p.m. at Lauderdale-By-TheSea Community Church Friedt Family Fellowship Hall, 4433 Bougainvillea Drive, Lauderdale-By-TheSea. Lee Sky will discuss Woodworking. Admission is free. 954-594-0444. 1-22 – Pro-Choice Coalition Rally at 2 p.m. on the corner of Broward Boulevard and Andrews Avenue. 1-19 – Meet local artist, Louis Mezian at a wine and cheese event held at the historic Bulter House, 380 E. Hillsboro Boulevard, Deer eld Beach, from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. 954-429-0378. SightingsContinued from page 9 See SIGHTINGS on page 18By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Since schools in Broward County started getting letter grades in 2003, Blanche Ely has never gotten a grade higher than a C. But last school year, students, parents, teachers and administrators decided to skip Blanche Ely High School jumps from C to A gradea B and go right to earning an A. The rating was determined by the Florida Department of Education. “We always had what it takes. [This year], we just prioritized each student,” said Principal Karlton Johnson. “When I made the announcement, everyone was running around excited.” He credited everyone involved with the school, from students to guidance counselors to teachers to janitors with making a difference. “Everyone pitched in. It took a team effort to accomplish this goal.” In particular, Johnson said the school’s focus on individual learning, reading and guidance counselors working more closely with teachers was key to the improvement. “Our reading coaches would come around to the classrooms and provide different strategies for our students,” said Kimberly M. Williams, social studies teacher. She also credited parents. “We introduced parents to how to work with their children at home. Our parent universities, I believe, helped a lot with our achievement as an A school,” she said. “That was a vital part of of how we excelled.”See ELY on page 24

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The Pelican 13 Friday, January 6, 2012 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFRobert Jean doesn’t know if he’ll be able to nd another job. Jean, a Kmart employee for three years, learned last week that his store, 2421 N. Federal Hwy. in Pompano Beach, will be one of those closed down. “I don’t know where [I’ll nd another job] because the United States [economy] is done,” he said.Pompano Kmart to close; Whole Foods may move inSears Holding Corporation, which owns Kmart, announced in a press release that between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart locations would be closing nationwide. So far, only 80 have been revealed. The Kmart in Pompano was the only Broward location on the list. Sears stores in Stuart and West Palm Beach are also slated to close. Florida made the list 11 times – the most of any state. The announcement came after Sears and Kmart reported a combined quarterly loss of 5.2 percent and a 2.6 percent loss for the entire year. Kmart’s other existing Broward locations are in Oakland Park, Davie, Hollywood and Pembroke Pines. Ric Green, president/ CEO of the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, said that over the years various high-end companies have inquired about moving into the space. “While we’re always sad to see a business close for any reason in the Pompano Beach Lighthouse Point area, we are con dent that this will be a location that won’t be vacant long.” Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher shared Green’s optimism, saying Whole Foods contacted him about See K-Mart on page 24

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14 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 – donated a month of nights and weekends to clean up the mess. Now, $4,000 worth of chemicals will be needed to kill any remaining mold and probably $10,000 worth of dry wall and ceiling material. Leys thinks it will be June before Coast Guard boating classes can be given in the building and the otilla will have a base to call home. The back story here is the length of time it took otilla members to acquire a new base after a barge they used for years was taken out of service. In short, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea of cials offered in 2009 to donate the building Volunteers R. Don Banas, Dr. Joe McGee, Spyros Vlahos and Paul Sacks don air masks as they demolish the moldy interior of a modular building donated to CG Auxiliary Flotilla 34. and Leys went before the Florida Inland Navigation District, owners of Aldsorf Park on NE 14 Street, for approval. In June 2010, the otilla ran into a snag when it was discovered their lease for Aldsorf Park was out of date and it was November of 2010 before that was resolved. Two months later, Leys began the process of local approvals and those were completed in May 2011. Then site plans were submitted to the building department and nally ok’d last September. As the building was being prepared for removal to Alsdorf Park, the mold was discovered. Is Leys sorry the otilla ever pursued this ‘gift horse?’ FlotillaContinued from page 1 “No,” he says. Not at all.” He is also philosophical about the delays and says they were caused for “a variety of reasons.” Today the otilla’s new base has been relocated to the northwest corner of the park and this month interior restoration will begin. It will put a dent in the budget, Leys said, $14,000 for materials that he hadn’t planned to spend. The labor, again thanks to otilla volunteers, will be free. Grants will improve launching and parking at Alsdorf ParkBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach The city has received a $91,757 grant from the Broward County Marine Advisory Committee (MAC) to design, engineer and permit improvements to Alsdorf See ALSDORF on page 25

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The Pelican 15 Friday, January 6, 2012 By Malcolm McClintockFOOD WRITERHot Tomatoe 626 S. Federal Hwy. Deer eld Beach 954-480-6464 hottomatoe.com“I’ve spent most of my life in the business world and was looking for a serious change. It has always been a dream of mine to own and operate a restaurant that suits my style and tastes,” says rst-time restaurateur Tony Bianco. “My wife and I simply loved the warm ambiance, great dcor and, of course, the outstanding food one gets Deer eld Beach’s Hot Tomatoe is a great little place for authentic Italian specialties and ne wines at Hot Tomatoe. So when the restaurant came up for sale, I jumped on the opportunity to acquire it!” adds the friendly Neapolitan who resided in the cooler climes of French Canada before making his way down to South Florida some 23 years ago. Aware of his lack of experience in the restaurant business, Bianco has judiciously kept the cooking and wait-staff that have been the heart and soul of this Deer eld institution for so many years. “I have tried to keep most things the same while adding a few of my own personal touches.”Indeed, Hot Tomatoe has retained all the popular dishes that A classic appetizer of our dusted ash fried calamari with tangy Diavola dipping sauce. See HOT TOMATOE on page 27 contributed to its erstwhile stellar reputation while, concomitantly, augmenting the breadth of the menu with several new specialties such as wild mushroom let mignon, herb & Dijon mustard encrusted rack of lamb and even a tantalizing

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16 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach Mumball Lane didn’t wait until Jan. 1st to start ful lling her New Year’s Resolution to get more exercise. New Year’s Eve was more appropriate. That’s when Lane, a Pompano Beach resident, started participating in the Broward B-cycle bike-sharing program. “It’s a fantastic idea. I have a bike at home but I saw the program and I said ‘I’m going to start [exercising more] today,’” she said. “I think it’s a great thing for Broward County. It’s more of a cosmopolitan approach.” The county launched B-cycle on Dec. 14. in Pompano, Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. According to the Bcycle website, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea, Dania Beach and Hallandale Beach are scheduled to get stations soon. Pompano has four stations operating: Hillsboro Inlet, 2700 N. Ocean Blvd.; Aquatic Center, 798 NE 18th Ave.; North Ocean Park, 3490 NE 16th Street; Pompano Beach City Hall, 188 SW 1st Street. A fth station, McNair Park, 949 NW 27th Ave., is listed on the website as unavailable. Fort Lauderdale has 10 stations, including one at George English Park and Bike sharing program debuts in Pompano Your bike is ready at four locations in Pompano Beach. These wheels are located at Community Park at the Aquatic Center. [Staff photo] See BIKES on page 26

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18 The Pelican Friday, January 6, 2012 SightingsContinued from page 12 The Pelican 954-783-8700 See SIGHTINGS on page 21 Call to Artists – Artists in all media are invited to submit a sampling of their work to be considered for inclusion in the March 11th Lighthouse Point Arts Exhibition. The Arts panel will view artists’ work Jan. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the LHP Yacht & Racquet Club, 2701 NE 42Street. 954-8064749 or 954-376-0538. Food 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. 954-4804449. Wilton Manors Green Market – Saturdays and Sundays at Hagen Park 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. fresh produce, baked goods, herbs, spices, doggie treats, pickles, jams, infused vinegars, pasta and more are available at the Green Market. 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 are available at the Green Market. 954-292-8040.

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The Pelican 19 Friday, January 6, 2012 New Year’s resolutions: Boogie at Jazzercise in Fort Lauderdale By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFFort Lauderdale – Serious health resolutions are becoming realities at Jazzercise of Fort Lauderdale, 412 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. On Jan. 7, the public is invited to the dance exercise studio for its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Owner Darlene Marcroft is offering free dance exercise classes to give clients a taste of the fun that can be part of a healthier lifestyle. Classes are scheduled at 9 and 11 a.m. with snacks and drinks at noon, followed by a 2 p.m. class. For those who sign up on Saturday, discounts and give-a-ways are added in for a bonus. There is no joining fee for Staurday sign-ups and the first month is free. And to sweeten the pot, each new member will receive five passes for friends. The 3,000 sq.ft. center includes a child care room, a “forgiving” laminate floor, state-of-the art sound system, separate changing rooms, large bathroom and plenty of parking. Testimonials regarding results from Jazzercise include success and fun. Says Richard Stieff, a Jazzerciser since 2008, “I’ve lost 60 pounds with Jazzercise. 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. 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. For information about this location and others in Pompano Beach, call 754-224-8244. Jazzercize of Fort Lauderdale opens its new facility Jan. 7 to the public for free classes, give-aways and fun.

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20 The Pelican Friday, January 6, 2012 Advertise in The Pelican for coverage in nine North Broward cities. Brown way ahead in campaign funding for Jan. 31 electionBy Judy VikSTAFF WRITERLBTS – In the race for Commission Seat 3, latest campaign treasurer’s reports show Mark Brown again leading opponent Edmund Malkoon in campaign fundraising and spending. The two are vying for the commission seat now held by Birute Ann Clottey. The election is Jan 31. Reports for the period Dec. 10 to Dec. 23 show Brown with $2,195 in contributions for a total of $18,471.74. His total expenditures are $8,714.79. Malkoon reported $450 in contributions and $325.25 in expenditures. Both candidates received contributions from Commissioner Chris Vincent, Brown in this filing period and Malkoon earlier. Charles Curtis, fianc of Mayor Roseann Minnet, also contributed to both candidates. Brown’s former employer, former Congressman William Hughes (D-NJ), contributed $250 to his campaign as did Hughes’ wife Nancy. Candidates’ forumLBTS – The candidates will present their campaign platforms at a meeting set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Jarvis Hall, 4505 Ocean Drive. The League of Women Voters will moderate the event with Mark Brown and Edmund Malkoon, candidates seeking Commission Seat 3 in the Jan. 31 election. Questions for the candidates should be submitted to Carol Smith, League of Women Voters. Her email is cssmith@att.net. Indicate questions are for the LBTS forum. The forum will be televised and shown on Channel 78 and on the town website.UOT eventLBTS – Candidates for Commission Seat 3, Edmund Malkoon and Mark Brown are invited to speak at a general membership meeting of Unite Our Town at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Assumption Catholic Church Hall, 2001 S. Ocean Blvd. This will be the final membership meeting before the election on Jan. 31. Mayor Roseann Minnet and Vice Mayor Stuart Dodd, who were re-elected unopposed, also are invited to speak. All are welcome.

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The Pelican 21 Friday, January 6, 2012 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. ObituariesPierrePierre, Polaine 53, of Fort Lauderdale, passed away Dec. 21, 2011. Funeral services will be held Sat., Jan. 7, 2012, 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Evangelistic Church, 6177 Kimberly Blvd., Pompano Beach.PierrePierre, Anna La Guerre 63, of Pompano Beach, passed away Dec. 19, 2011. Funeral services will be held Sat., Jan. 7, 2012, 10 a.m. at First Haitian Baptist Church, 333 NW 3rd Street, Pompano Beach.SaladieJoseph, Saladie, 86, of Sarasota, passed away Dec. 29, 2011. Funeral services will be held Sat., Jan. 7, 2012, 11 a.m. at Saint Sanctuary Church, 1304 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach.DavisDavis, Moses, Rev. 72, of Pompano Beach, passed away Jan. 1, 2012. Funeral services will be held Sat., Jan. 7, 2012, 11 a.m. at Word of the Living God, 390 NW 31st Ave., Pompano Beach. Services entrusted to L.C. Poitier Funeral Home, 317 NW 6th Street, Pompano Beach. 954-943-7050. SightingsContinued from page 18Fishing PiersThe Pompano Beach Fishing Pier extends more than 1,000 feet into the Atlantic, 222 N Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach, Anglin’s Pier at Commercial Blvd ., Lauderdaleby-the-Sea. 954-491-9403 Deer eld Beach International Pier 200 NE 21st Ave., Deer eld Beach. 954426-9206 or 954-943-1488.LeisureThe 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 Alzheimer’s Day Care Center, located at 301 N.W. 2nd Avenue in Deer eld Beach, offers a weekly Caregiver’s 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 Lauderdale from 7 to 9 p.m.. Call 954-895-3555. Zonta International meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Duffy’s 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 from 6:30-8 p.m.and Saturday mornings from 10:30 till noon. Cost is $7. Call 305.607.3520 with any questions. Parking is free on Saturday morning class. Bring a mat and water.Music1-14 – The Boca Raton Symphonia “Saturday Night” concerts at 8 p.m. at Roberts Theater, Saint Andrews School, 3200 Jog Road, Boca Raton. The program includes Turkin, Beethoven and Medelssohn. Tickets at 561-376-3848. 1-22Chamber Ensemble Mirror Images at 2 p.m. at See SIGHTINGS on page 24

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22 The Pelican Friday, January 6, 2012 Classi eds Call 954-545-0013 Get to know your local Merchants Call us! HELP WANTEDFULL SERVICE NAIL TECHNICIAN Needed. With Or Without Following. Pompano Beach The Orange Room Salon. 954-782-8838. 1-27 LOCAL PEST CONTROL CO Looking For Quality Sales/Service Tech. Must Be Dependable, Team Player, Good Drivers License & People Skills. Will Train Right Person. ALSO Of ce Assistant – Computer – People & Phone Skills Needed. Fax Resume 954418-3982. 1-13 SEEKING EMPLOYMENTBRINGING HOME BABY? RN With 15+ Years Experience. NICU/PEDS. AHA/CPR Instructor Here To Help You & Your Family Transition Baby To Home. Please Call 954-7077079. 1-6 CNA/HHA – MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. Reliable. Available For Hourly Or Live-in. Please Call Verona At 954-635-0558. 1-6 POMPANO GRANNY – Available To Baby sit, House sit, Pet sit. Your Home Or Mine. Available Anytime. Please Call 954-781-6322. 1-6 HHA/CAREGIVER – English Speaking, Caring, Compassionate, Honest & Reliable. Many Years Of Experience. Excellent Cook, Will Clean, Run Errands, Own Transportation. Excellent References. For Great Care Call Lea 561-633-3583. 1-13 HHA – 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE – T.L.C. References Available. Have Own Car. Dr. Appt’s. Light Housecleaning. Available 812 Hour Shifts. 954-826-5053. 1-13 RN –CAREGIVER to work day time – has car. Will Provide Very Good Care For Your Loved One. 954-299-5077. 1-13 CNA TO CARE FOR ELDERLY. I have 12 Years Of Agency & Hospital Exp. Loving Person W/Driver’s Lic. Beverly 954-588-9069. 1-6SERVICES RETIRED PLUMBING CONTRACTOR Looking For Work. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. CFC 027532. Low Rates. 954-496-6420. 1-6 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. 1-13 PLUMBING – All PHASES – Leak Repairs, Fixtures, Fair Pricing. Senior Discounts.954661-6329. Beat All Prices. 1-6 MAN WITH VAN – Small Or LARGE Jobs! 30 Years Experience. FREE Estimates. Flat Rates. Call 917-600-0280. 1-6 HONEST PC EXPERT – Setups, Viruses, Repairs, Upgrades, Networking, Tutoring. Call Andy For A FREE Estimate. 954-857-4846. 1-20 HANDYMAN – PAINTING – CARPENTRY – Pressure Cleaning. Decks! Everything Around The House. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call 561-350-3781. 1-20 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. 1-13 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. 1-6 HOME/OFFICE REPAIRS By State Certified G.C. Reasonable. CGC025802. More Information Call 954815-1007. C GOT JUNK? DUMP TRUCK – CLEANUPS Trees/ Landscape, Yard Fill. Paint/ Pressure Wash/ Roofs/Home Repairs – Welding, Etc. Dave 954-818-9538. 1-13BUSINESS 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. CTIMESHARE FOR SALEJENSEN BEACH TIMESHARE On The OCEAN! 2 BEDROOM WEEK 52. $1,000. Call 954946-6401. 1-13 OPEN HOUSESPOMPANO SATURDAY 14PM – 651 Pine Drive #204. Remodeled 2/2 Unit With A Dream Kitchen. Beautifully Furnished. Being Sold Turn Key. Just Bring Your Toothbrush. Close To Beach. Hurricane Impact Windows. $99,500. Camille Hall 954-2542085. Balistreri Realty. 1-6 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. 1-20 HOMES FOR SALELEISUREVILLE – REDUCED $94,900. 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. 1-6 The Pelican. 954.783.8700

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The Pelican 23 Friday, January 6, 2012 Classi eds Call 954-545-0013 HOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO LEISUREVILLE – 55+. 2/1-3/4 + Den. $1100 Mo With $500 Deposit + Elec. Small Pet OK! Quiet Community – 2 Clubs – 2 Pools.954-6498867. 1-13 POMPANO 2/2 Cottage Style House. Large Yard With Fish Pond. $1100 Month – Company Bills For Electric & Water. 540 NE 34 St. Darci 954-783-3723. 1-27 POMPANO BEACH 3/2 – CENTRAL AIR. Screened Porch. Small Utility Room. $1100 Mo. 620 NE 35 Street. Call Darci 954783-3723. 1-27CO-OP SALESPOMPANO BEACH 1/1 On Water, Dockage Available At Your Door. $59,500. Coldwell Banker – Barbara – 954-6291324. 1-20 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. 1-20 POMPANO BEACH 2/2 – Best Deal On A1A, Fully Renovated – No Expense Spared. Private Beach Access. Dockage Available For 30’ Boat. Beautiful Bldg. SPECTACULAR $196K. Solid Rock Realty. Lonnie Brooks 954-709-2523. For Detailed Description, Pictures & Virtual Tour Go To www.rioespana318. com 1-6 DEERFIELD BEACH 2/2 Completely Redone. Granite Kitchen, New Cabinets. S.S. Appliances. 20” Porcelain Tile Floors. Travistine Stone – Both Baths. Partially Painted. 1st Floor. Less Than A Mile To Beach. $84,900. Call 631-8738715. 1-13 POMPANO DIRECT WATER CONDOS – Magni cent 2007 sf, 3/2.5 $339,900. Estate Sale – 1430 sf, 2/2 $259,900. Others Available. Call Walt – 954-461-1012, Blacksmith Realty. 1-27 LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA – Furnished 1/1.5 Condo $115,000. Heated Pool. Ocean Access. On Canal. 1481 S Ocean Blvd. Apt 228. Call 586549-5223. 1-6CONDOS FOR RENTOCEAN FRONT YEARLY – Pompano Beach Club Florida. Furnished 2/2 – 15th Floor On Ocean With Views Of Ocean & Intracoastal. Inside Parking, Clubhouse, 2 Pools, Bar, Restaurant, Etc. $2,000 Per Month – Pick Your Months Or $1,500 Monthly Yearly Rental. Audrey 570-246-9240 Cell Or E-mail Audrey@ chantre.com 1-13 EAST DEERFIELD / WATER 1/1 – 1st Floor, 55+. Furnished $1200 Mo. Unfurnished $1,000 Mo. Seasonal $1,500 Month. Completely Remodeled. W/D. Screened Patio. All Amenities. Walk Beach & Shops. Dockage Available. 954-415-9730. 1-6 POMPANO DIRECT WATER ANNUAL RENTAL: 2/2, 1438 sf, $1,600/Mo. Call Walt 954461-1012. Others Available. Blacksmith Realty. 1-27 POMPANO LEISUREVILLE 55+ 2/1 – Completely Furn. Sunroom On Golf Course. 2 Pools, 2 Clubs. $875 Month Yearly. 954-788-9312. 1-13 APTS FOR RENT DEERFIELD/POMPANO BEACH 1 BR & 2 BR APTS FOR RENT. Remodeled, Paint, Tile, Etc. W & D On Site. Pool. Pet Friendly. Call George 954809-5030. 1-13 POMPANO MCNAB ROAD & NE 18 AVENUE – 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished/ Unfurnished. $675 $950 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-610-2327. 1-13 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. $669 Month – Lease. 954-608-7368. 1-6 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 954-8575207. 1-13 POMPANO GARDENS $795 – 1/1 $200 Deposit. Nice Area – Minutes To Beach – Pet OK. Please Call 954-515-2554. 1-20 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. 1-13 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 $500 Weekly, pay as you go, no deposit or security, cable, pool, laundry, wireless. Ocean Villa 954-427-4608. 1-13OUTDOOR STORAGEDEERFIELD BEACH OUTDOOR STORAGE For Boats, RV’s, Commercial Vehicles & More. Call Chris At 954-520-1777. 1-6ROOM FOR RENT W. POMPANO – Bedroom/ Private Bath, Jacuzzi, Pool. Non Smoking Lady. Private Parking Spot. $350 Month. Call 954-387-0410. 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. 1-27 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. 1-13 MUSICAL 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. 954-465-6498. 1-13 BEAUTIFUL DINING ROOM SET – Includes Buffet & Hutch $1500. Misc. Furniture. Pompano Beach. 954-6017791. 1-6 GARAGE SALESPOMPANO BEACH GARAGE SALE – Saturday 8am-2pm. 412 NE 12 Avenue. Furniture & Misc. Items. Great Bargains. 954-601-7791. 1-6 Call us! We Mean Business!

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24 The Pelican Friday, January 6, 2012 moving there. A call to Whole Foods was not returned in time for publication. According to the Broward Property Appraiser’s Website, the mailing address of the company that owns the Kmart store, PKKRC Pompano Beach, is in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, which is where Kmart’s corporate headquarters is located. Randy Roffman, an assistant manager, declined to comment. “They’re not letting us say anything,” he said. Sears Holding Corporation also declined to comment. Pompano Beach resident Gretchen Riedel is a regular customer at the Pompano store. “I’m kind of bummed. I buy my boys’ tennis shoes here a lot. They tend to be cheaper.” She said after Kmart closes she’ll probably do more shopping at Target or Walmart. “I’m also sad to see another empty building in Pompano,” she said, calling it a sign of the times. Another customer said she was very disappointed to hear about the closing because Kmart is a lot more convenient for her than Target or Walmart. “God only gave me these two legs and this bike.” Fredrick Dolce was disappointed for another reason. He drove all the way from Tamarac hoping to nd sale. But no such luck. “We still spent a lot of money anyway,” he said.K-MartContinued from page 13McArthur High School in Hollywood also jumped from a C to an A. High school grades are based on FCAT scores and student performance, college readiness in reading and mathematics, overall graduation rate and other factors. Calvin Lamar, a 9th grade guidance counselor at Ely for 14 years, says students face the same problems they’ve have faced in the past but with more distractions than ever before. “You spend a lot of time to get them to re-focus. You’ve still got to stay on them. Believe it or not, they really want to be in a structured environment,” he said. For the ones who need help staying focused, Lamar says he tries to get them to think about the future. “I tell them to look inward and ask [them] ‘where do you want to be after high school? College? Trade school? Military?’” Steve Woloszn, English department team leader, has been at Ely for 21 years and seen the schools ups and downs. He said that recently faculty has also been able to focus more on what it needs to do as teachers. [Over the last few years] there have been several changes but we’re stable now.” And he’s seen a change in students. “They seem a little more determined, a little more focused. [Principal Johnson] has an honest care for the kids and wants to see them succeed. They feel that and it contributes to the atmosphere.” Ely’s sister high school, Pompano Beach High School, an all-magnet school, has been an A-rated school for many years.ElyContinued from page 12 Lighthouse Point candidates build war chests for Jan. 31 election, Gordon leadsLighthouse Point – Commission President Susie Gordon continues her strong money-gathering position as she seeks to retain her seat on the dais. Gordon raised another $750 in a reporting period that ended December 23 bringing her campaign account to $4,250. Largest donors were Bateman Gordon Insurance, $500; Jack Prenner, who hosted a campaign kick-off event and W. Duden Brown, $250. Her opponent Becky Lysengen reported $2,400 in her campaign account, $2,300 of it raised in December. Among her contributors are Laraine Schorr, wife of Mayor Fred Schorr, $200; Commissioner Sandy Johnson, $100; Judy Sullivan $100; and Peter Wright, $250. Zion Lutheran, 959 SE 6th Avenue, Deer eld Beach in the chapel. Featured on this program are Farrenc, Fasch, Doppler, Vinee, and Chaminade. The South Florida Chamber Ensemble (SFCE) is six musicians from the brass, woodwind, string and percussion families. Call 954-8033762. 2-4 The Boca Raton Symphonia “Saturday Night” concerts at 8 p.m. at Parents’ Association Performing Arts Center, Pine Crest School, 2700 St. Andrews Road, Boca Raton The program includes Hayden, Beethoven and Barber. Tickets at 561-376-3848. SightingsContinued from page 21 See Sightings on page 26

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The Pelican 25 Friday, January 6, 2012 MAC funds come through the Broward Boating Improvement Program which obtains its dollars from recreational boater registration fees, Fiore said. FIND funds come from property taxes and in South Florida where the Intracoastal Waterway is almost fully bulkheaded, can be used for projects that make the waterways more accessible, rather than for dredging. These same funds are being used to upgrade the boat ramps in Deer eld’s Pioneer Park and to build docks at Deer eld Island Park. Most of the MAC grants are aimed at improving boating for the “Bobby and Betty boater, the family with the 20-foot rig, two kids and a dog,” which comprise 80 percent of local boaters, Fiore said. Nowadays, however, the family boat is often 32-foot long behind a truck and trailer measuring 65 feet. Few public launch areas can accommodate these boaters, Fiore said. The situation at Alsdorf Park on a sunny weekend can be chaotic with trucks and trailers parked in every one of the 80 existing parking spaces. There are now three boat ramps. The new one will be wider, longer and atter to handle larger vessels. Funds from FIND become available Oct. 1, 2012, Fiore said. Grant application deadline is April 1. to John Fiore, parks and recreation liaison to the MAC, the grant is intended to be matched with a similar amount from the Florida Inland Navigational District, or FIND, or the design phase of the project. Once the design is completed, funds from MAC and FIND, again shared 50/50, will be available for constructing a launching ramp for large boats and an additional 22 parking spaces on the 10acre site at NE 14 Street. Boaters bene t from county grants with more docks, rampsAlsdorfContinued from page 14

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26 The Pelican Friday, January 6, 2012 The Pelican • 954-783-8700 Holiday Park, and is scheduled to get four more. Hollywood has ve with two more on the way. “I worked closely with [Dist. 2 County ]Commissioner [Kristen] Jacobs [who spearheaded the program] in making that a reality in our city. There were some issues dealing with right-a-ways but we were able to work those key points out and move forward,” said Pompano Mayor Lamar Fisher. “Bike-sharing provides an environmentally sustainable and inexpensive mobility option to complement the use of public transportation, walking and ridesharing as alternatives to single occupant vehicle use,” said Jacobs in a press release. “It allows individuals to have the bene ts of bicycle use, when needed, without having to purchase a bike, store it, or bring it into town or on their vacations.” Wilton Manors Commissioner Tom Green said he’d like to see Wilton Manors get one or two stations; one at city hall and the other near Five Points. “I think it would be a great to get people riding around the bikes more.” Lane, an annual pass holder, said she’s been able to get a lot of free rides taking short trips from station to station. For annual pass members, the rst half hour is free. Annual passes are $45, a 24-hour pass is $5 and a 7-day pass is $25. The rst half hour, except for annual pass holders is $.50. For 24-hour and 7-day pass customers, the cost of the second half hour and every half hour after is $3. Annual members pay $1 for the second half hour, $2 for the third half hour and $4 for every half hour after that. The max anyone is allowed to spend per day is $65. The cost to replace a lost or stolen bicycle is $1,200. The program is funded through a $311,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation and a partnership with Humana, Trek Bicycle and Crispin Porter. Visit www.broward. bcycle.com for more. BikesContinued from page 16Physical education for middle school kids will be eliminated as a requirement, creating more obesity, having kids without electives and kids, with too much energy, who will no longer have a place to use it. That will create more behavioral problems, creating the illusion that the schools are at fault – not the government for coming up with a plan that is anti-student. Those students with learning problems, who have remedial classes in addition to regular classes, and those from families that are poor and can’t afford outside sports will be the worst affected. They are the ones who need it most. Medical care and public hospital care is being cut. Millions of dollars have been returned to the Federal government, while people struggle. Our government is punishing people who are poor or struggling. There is already a huge prison population (1 of 7) in Florida. This is increasing with the use of for-pro t prisons. When all other doors are closed, crime remains open. We are creating a new slavery. Is this really the future we want?LetterContinued from page 6Outdoors 1-12 – Nature Tot s is a one-hour program for children ages 2 to 4 at Fern Forest Nature Center. Meetings are on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Topic this day is “Worms.” Cost is $5 per session. Fern Forest is located at 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek. Call 954-357-5198. 1-13 – Hayride at Quiet Waters Park 401 S. Powerline Road from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $3.50 per person. Call 954-357—5100.Theater1-7 thru 1-29 – The Producers the Tony Award comedy comes to the Tamarac Theatre of Performing Arts, 7143 Pine Island Road, Tamarac Square West Shopping Center. Tickets $25 Call SightingsContinued from page 24

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The Pelican 27 Friday, January 6, 2012 rabbit cacciatore. “We pride ourselves on making great-tasting homemade food. Even straightforward items like our Pasta e’ Fagioli soup with ham hocks is made from scratch. It takes 5 hours to make and we offer a vegetarian version as well,” says Bianco who is sincerely preoccupied about offering healthy, seasonally adjusted avorful fare to his customers. With regards to appetizers, a perfect starter to share is the Italian Antipasto with prosciutto di Parma, salami, capicollo, artichoke, provolone, mozzarella, marinated mushrooms, olives, eggplants, roasted red peppers and fresh basil. Traditionalists will also lap up the eggplant rollatini, the Mediterranean salad and the fried calamari with Diavola sauce. On the entre front, “our Linguini Calamari with either marinara or white wine sauce is delicious while the Vongole version with clams is extremely popular as well,” says Executive Chef Enzo Addario. Meat and poultry lovers will enjoy veal and chicken in a variety of preparations such as Marsala with mushrooms, Francaise with lemon butter sauce, Parmigiana with cheesy tomato sauce and Sorrentino with white wine Pomodoro. “We have a good balance of sh and meat dishes. For example, the wild caught grilled salmon and the yellow tail snapper are excellent while our Osso Bucco is out of this world!” adds Bianco. “And since we are happy to accommodate guests with dietary preferences, we offer a wide range of organic, glutenfree and vegetarian options as well.” “We strongly encourage guests to take their time and not feel rushed in any way,’ says Bianco who wants his customers to feel at home in this supremely quaint trattoria. In keeping with a long established tradition, Hot Tomatoe will continue to offer its monthly “3-Wine Nights” (next one on January 10th!) whereby guests enjoy a complete 3 course meal paired with 3 speci cally selected wines. Most regular entres are in the $16 to $20 range with slightly more expensive options in the specialty section. A daily early bird menu is available. The bar menu offers 12 dishes at $6 apiece and Happy Hour beer and wines are half price. House wines by the liter are $26 with a selection of Italian whites and reds. There is weekly live entertainment and plenty of free parking. Take-out is available and catering is offered for events of all sizes. And be sure to try one of the many desserts such as tiramisu, chocolate cake or cannoli. Buon appetito! Hot TomatoeContinued from page 15 Fish lovers will greatly enjoy the grilled wild caught salmon topped with roasted garlic and sundried tomato cream sauce. [Photos by Malcolm McClintock] New owner Tony Bianco and Executif Chef Enzo Addario show off the delightful Hot Tomatoe Osso Bucco.

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Friday, January 6, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 1 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 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Members of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 34 are engaged in a non-maritime rescue of their new headquarters in Alsdorf Park. The 2,000 square-foot building that will become the otillas new headquarters was discovered in Flotilla volunteers salvage donated building suffering from greenhouse effectNovember to be so full of mold that resourceful and hardworking volunteers had to remove all the walls and ceilings and this month will start the process of rebuilding the interior. It had suffered the greenhouse effect. Every porous substance had mold, said Flotilla Commander Richard Leys. Everything had to come out, down to the studs. The modular structure, divided into three sections, had been in the sun near the public works building for 18 months partially wrapped in plastic, while Leys worked his way through city boards and permitting approvals. When the dastardly greenhouse effect was discovered, volunteers, in particular R. Don Banas, Dr. Joe McGee, Spyros Vlahos and Paul Sacks See FLOTILLA on page 14 MLK celebrations begin in Broward Volunteer committee and Pompano create events to celebrate Martin Luther Kings birthdayBy Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach It was April 4, 1968 when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Yet his message continues to inspire many to carry on to make his dreams for acceptance and equal opportunities a reality for all people. In Pompano Beach, a prayer breakfast, a basketball tournament and an I Have The Young Pompano Beach Cowboys prepare for last years big parade. LHP candidates debate Jan. 18Lighthouse Point Four candidates for two city commission seats will debate Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. at Dixon Ahl Hall, 2220 NE 38 Street, in a public meeting hosted by the LHP Gardens North Condo Association. Dr. David Kluge said the debate will be moderated by Barbara Murtha who will present some preprepared questions. The public can submit questions at the meeting. All candidates will respond to each question. Gardens North has held a candidate debate forum each election year for the last decade. This is the rst time the board has moved the event to a public facility and opened it to all interested citizens. Running for Seat 3 are incumbent Commission President, Susie Gordon and challenger Becky Lysengen.For Seat 1, incumbent Commissioner Tom Hasis faces challenger Earl Maucker. Commissioner Mike Long, Seat 2, is unopposed. The election is Jan. 31.See MLK CELEBRATION on page 10 City to talk ethics Jan. 11Pompano Beach Robert Meyers, former executive director of Miami-Dade will discuss and answer questions regarding the newly implemented Broward County ethics code. The meeting takes place at 9 a.m. at Pompano Beach City Hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. Davis and Crawford resign housing authority postsDirector taking over troubled Gainesville agencyBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach Deer eld Beach Housing Authority Director Pam Davis has been hired to head Gainesvilles housing authority, an agency that has been given poor marks by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and with a multi-million dollar shortfall. She will remain at her job here until the end of the month and assume her new duties Feb. 6. Davis was chosen unanimously by the authoritys board of commissioners at a salary of $127,000 and given a $7,200 annual car allowance. HUD has rated the Gainesville Housing Authority the worst performer of its 52 agencies in north and central Florida. Davis has been under re here for more than a year, attacked viciously be blogger Chaz Stevens and audited See RESIGNS on page 7

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2 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 Pier parking lot closed for remainder of yearBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach The shing pier parking lot closed this week so that demolition of the east end of the pier and all the structures restaurant, restrooms, bait shopcan begin. Access to the pier is now 50 feet to the south where Stiles Construction has built a bait shop and an L-shaped ramp. Selective demolition has already begun according to Assistant City Manager Keven Klopp and within days equipment will be in place to remove the buildings and about 100 feet of pier. The parking lot will become the staging area for the project. No parking is being provided for pier users, who will have to nd alternatives until the project is completed late this year. The pier redesign is a project of the Community Redevelopment Agency, or CRA. In other news, the CRA purchased the Riverview Restaurant property in December for $2.1 million. The acreage is adjacent to Sullivan Park on the Intracoastal Waterway and will be used to enhance and enlarge the park. According to Klopp, no further discussion with the owners of the chamber of commerce building, also sought by the CRA to complete Sullivan Park, has occurred. The chamber board of directors Aerial of new pier bait shop and temporary access ramp, marked in blue.See CRA on page 7Bait Shack Bait Shack

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The Pelican 3 Friday, January 6, 2012 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLauderdale-By-TheSea Inspired by the recent record-breaking dive by Allen Sherrod off local waters, two more divers will attempt to break the record for longest underwater swim this week. Andrew Cohen, 21, an instructor at Gold Coast Scuba in LBTS, and his best friend Julian Morrison, 23, of New York are aiming for 70 miles in a 20-24-hour period. The current record is 66 miles, held by Neal Watson of Fort Lauderdale, who made the swim in 1978. They plan to start in the Gulf Stream 15 miles east of Key Largo at 3 p.m. today, Jan. 6, and expect to arrive at LBTS about 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. They will be picked up by boat and swim to the beach at the Windjammer Resort near the Datura portal. Cohen was on Sherrods rescue team when he broke the record for the longest saltwater scuba dive, 48 hours and 13 minutes. After that I looked up other records and read about Watson. That sounded like something for me and my best friend to try, Cohen said as he prepared for the adventure. The attempt is expected to Two scuba divers trying for longest underwater swim take between 17 and 20 hours. A crew of divers, working in three shifts, will assist by performing a full gear exchange every hour to oneand-a-half hours. This time Sherrod is helping with tank exchanges, 21 of them in 15foot deep water. Crew is the most important part, Cohen said. A crew chief, deck hand and captain will be on two boats that will run back and forth getting tanks lled. Asked by a prospective volunteer how the exchange would work, Cohen said, The support team is going to be in the boat, and when we run low on air, we send up a buoy. Two divers come down with fresh gear and do a full unit exchange. Then you return to the boat and get the old setup ready for the next switch-a-roo! Cohen and Morrison, who attended Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, do a lot of recreational diving. We gured why not take it to the next level for a good adventure, Cohen said. Andrew says the recent cold weather wont deter their effort. One of their sponsors, Henderson Wetsuits, had donated wetsuits. This dive is important to bring attention to our ocean, our playground for awesome adventures such as this, Cohen said. Our Gold Coast is an area of spectacular reef systems and sea creatures that need to be protected. The Biorock Project, a new arti cial reef in LauderdaleBy-The-Sea, is the rst of its kind. Please get involved and support our goals of living in a beautiful environment above and below the water. A celebration is planned for 8 p.m. Saturday at Southport Raw Bar, 1536 Cordova Road in Fort Lauderdale. The Pompano Piranhas and Chickl-A have cancelled the ocean swim scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7 due to inclement weather and high seas. The event will be rescheduled. Cold, seas postpone Chickl-A ocean swim 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. 1-7 Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast at the E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach, at 8 a.m. Cost is $12 per person. 954-871-6353. 1-7 Auditions for The Girl Choir at 10 a.m. at 3347 NW 55 St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-533-9227. See SIGHTINGS on page 5

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4 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 SPECIAL TO THE PELICANLBTS This town always brightend up for the holidays, and 2011 was no different. The contest, sponsored by the LBTS Property owners Association has announced its winners. Judges were Rosalie Malkoon, Linda and Dennis Ritchie, Susan and Ed Gambon, Arlean and Sam Damurjian, Ruby and Bob Schuyler, Christine and Paige Vincent, Vice Mayor Stuart Dodd and Penny Dodd and Event Chair Cindy Geesey. Here are the winnersHotels and MotelsBreakaway Inn, 4457 Poinciana Street RestaurantsVillage Grille & Pump, 4404 El Mar Drive Single Family Homes279 South Tradewinds AvenueApartments/MultiFamilyOakland Park The only meeting for January for the Oakland Park City Commission is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. Among the items on the agenda is an impasse hearing for the city and Metro Broward Professional Fire ghters Local 3080 Union. The city and the union have met 10 times to negotiate re-openers for two articles, overtime and hours of duty and retirement. The city is seeking cost savings in pension bene ts and/or overtime and hours of duty. The parties have been unable to reach agreement, and the city declared impasse. The commission will conduct a public hearing and resolve outstanding issues.Impasse hearing on agenda for re ghters Winners announced in Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea holiday decorations4528 Poinciana Street MerchantsArgenti Designer Jewelers, 218 Commercial Boulevard High Rise CondosSea Ranch Club A, 5100 N. Ocean Boulevard Low Rise CondosSouth Leisure Gardens, 1481 S. Ocean Boulevard

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The Pelican 5 Friday, January 6, 2012 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors About a year after G Resorts gave up on building at the Center for Spiritual Living in Wilton Manors, another developer has set its sights on the property. Richard Coker, the Fort Lauderdale attorney representing the developer, said his client wants to build an apartment complex and estimated of cial plans would probably be submitted to the city either in late January or February. I really dont know what the nal proposal is [going to Apartments planned at Wilton Manors Center for Spiritual Living be]. The concept plan is being re ned right now, he said. That always comes down to engineering and design goals. Current plans include 115 units, a rental of ce and tness center. Coker added that the development would include townhouse-style units on the perimeter and apartment-style units inside. Originally, G Resorts, a gay-themed hotel, was planning on building on the six-acre Yawt property, a trailer park located next to Colohatchee Park. Commissioners unanimously approved the plan but developers were unable to secure the site. G Resorts plans for the four-acre Spiritual Living property included 87 hotel rooms, 26 timeshare units, space for retail, a banquet hall, a theater and 525 parking spaces. The proposed location drew criticism from residents and Commissioner Scott Newton, who said he was only against the hotel being located in a residential neighborhood. Since then, G Resorts has set its sights on the former Gibbys restaurant site on Northeast 12th Terrace, off Oakland Park Boulevard. According to Coker, the Center for Spiritual Living, 1550 NE 26 Street, has signed a contract agreeing to sell its property if the city approves the developers plans. To John Fiore, president of the East Neighborhood Association, or ENA, an apartment complex is an improvement over the hotel but he still thinks its too dense. Fiore, who said he was only speaking for himself, said the board appreciated the developer meeting with ENA and taking the neighborhood into consideration. He said hes also concerned about the amount of traf c that would be created on NE 15th and NE 24th Street. Currently, the property is zoned as a community facility. City Planner Peter Dokuchitz said developers would have to get approval by commissioners to change the land use from commercial to planned unit development. Its up to the commission whether they want to designate them [as ex units], he said. Len Wright, member of the board of trustees for the Center for Spiritual Living, said the church doesnt know exactly where it might relocate to but that its members want to stay local. We will be staying in the area. He declined to provide how much developers offered but according to the Broward County Property Appraiser, the property has an assessed value of $3.4 million. 1-8 Pancake breakfast hosted by Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES Drove 142 at the Elks lodge, 700 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach. From 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. 954-725-5192. 1-9 to 12 MLK Three on three basketball clinic ages 12 to 14 and 15 to 17 at the Mitchell Moore Gym, 901 NW 10 St., Pompano Beach, SightingsContinued from page 3 See SIGHTINGS on page 7

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6 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 Deer eld Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea, Wilton Manors and Oakland ParkWilton Manors Oakland Park Hillsboro Beach 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 XX, Issue 1 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Letters & Opinions New bills coming to the Florida Legislature on educationOpinion from AAUW, Many changes have come before the Florida Legislature and its committees in the past few weeks. There are bills and committees working to nd the minimal amount that can be given per capita for student education. Florida is already at the bottom. Districts will be forced to give their money to for-pro t or investor-run charter schools. This will force closure of public schools. Charter schools are encouraged to expand, adding more students and grades, while they do not have to be evaluated by FCAT. There is a meager evaluation process being proposed, but the stricter one has been eliminated. However, research has shown that a large number of charter schools have failed. There is a proposal in committee to limit how much enrichment can be added to the curriculum, while money for textbooks and other supplies are being cut severely. Teachers are being encouraged to go on a merit pay system, when there is no money for merit pay. More and more state tests are being pushed on public school children, to the point that it is often impossible to nd time for curriculum only test-taking skills. Ten years of Texas research (which our system is based on) has shown that standardized testing is a failure in public schools. If they dont ask, dont tellBy Judy VikCOMMENTARYLBTS -Commissioners and business people in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea spend endless hours debating how to entice more visitors and businesses to the downtown. Parking is one hassle that repeatedly comes up. Are there enough parking spaces? How much should be charged? Why are so many tickets written? Some retailers complain of visitors who vow never to return after being hit with a ticket at a special event. The worst thing on Christmas Day is to get a ticket. People walk on the pier, enjoy the restaurants and then if they get a ticket, it leaves a sour taste, said restaurant owner Louis Marchelos. We could let people pay the meters but dont have enforcement. Dont give out the tickets. This topic came up in discussions with our businesses regarding marketing the town, Mayor Roseann Minnet said. This will certainly help with the idea that LBTS is not very friendly to people who park in town, she said. On Nov. 29, commissioners agreed to permit free parking on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years in the interest of promoting the community spirit and enjoyment of major holidays for residents and Town visitors But instead of promoting the free parking as another reason to come to town, they seem to prefer the decision be kept quiet in hopes the town can generate more revenue. Since this issue rst came up at a commission roundtable discussion last June, the town installed seven additional pay stations and removed about 200 single space meters. The pay stations make it easy for the town to waive parking fees on speci c holidays, Bud Bentley, assistant town manager, wrote in a report to commissioners. If we approve this, you wont be advertising (the free parking) to people coming into the town, will you? Commissioner Birute Ann Clottey asked. People will be feeding the meters? The pay stations get blocked and will say free parking, he said. On the single-space meters, typically a decal on the back of the meter indicates hours of enforcement. As the decals are changed, the town will change them to indicate the days that parking is not enforced. Currently, we do not have a Holiday Parking Policy, so every user should be paying on every holiday, Bentley wrote. In practice, parking enforcement of cers do not usually work on holidays, so we do not enforce parking violations. Residents with parking permits can park for free at town meters. He said staff believes a better practice would be to adopt a policy and let our visitors know the holidays that are exempt from parking fees. Three out of 365 days wont affect our budget, Vice Mayor Stuart Dodd said, moving to approve the staff recommendation to waive parking fees for New Years, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The motion passed 4-1, Commissioner Scot Sasser dissenting. Staff surveyed other beachfront communities and found that Deer eld Beach enforces parking every day except Christmas, and Pompano Beach enforces parking every day. Parking is not enforced on 10 holidays in Fort Lauderdale. During public comments, resident and motel owner Arthur Franczek said the move would have a big impact on tax revenues. Giving a pass on 10 of the busiest days of the year is a terrible idea. Its not a good idea to give anything out for free. (The resolution called for three free days, not 10, Minnet clari ed.) He said he didnt know until then that parking was free on July 4. He has been feeding the meters. Instead of leaving it to the visitor to gure out the parking rules, how about posting a friendly sign on the pay stations that says in big bold letters: Welcome to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Happy New Year. The parkings on us. See LETTER on page 26Hopefully, Davis is moving to an agency that appreciates her talentsBy Judy WilsonCOMMENTARYNot to be a Pollyanna, but things do have a way of working out. Last June, Mayor Peggy Noland went on a rampage and wanted to replace the entire Deer eld Beach Housing Authority Board of Commissioners until she found out she didnt have authority to do so. The inference that something was wrong there was upsetting to the people at the agency, but Authority Director Pam Davis had already been through a lot. Attacks by a local blogger were both racist and accusatory, and he kept at it, requesting massive amounts of public documents in an attempt to prove his points. Prompted by his comments, a private auditor hired by the city to look into housing matters in another department swept through Daviss domain too demanding copious amounts of material. Most recently, Cong. Allen West, alarmed by newspaper accounts of the agencys accusers, called for HUD inspectors to return and re-audit Davis work records. It involved lot of time, trouble and undoubtedly taxpayer money all because one person with an axe to grind set off a chain of events that could have been very damaging. Deer eld Beachs Housing authority withstood the assaults although the toll on its employees, commissioners and especially Davis may not yet be fully realized. But here is the good news: Davis, with her name apparently cleared, has been hired by the City of Gainesville to run its housing authority. The people there are very glad to get someone of her experience and reputation to help them overcome past mistakes and a big de cit. We say, Good for her. When all the pressure was being applied, Davis never (at least not publicly) lost her cool. She stayed the course when there must have been days when the course seemed too hard to handle. Now she has landed a job that will be challenging and may test her skills, but she gets to live in Gainesville, where as I remember it from a thousand years ago, the leaves turn golden in the fall and the air for at least a few months is crisp and clear. And there is a Spring, kind of. Additionally, she will have all the amenities that university towns offerculture, education, conversation and in this case, Gator football. So congratulations, Pam. Sometimes the good guys win.

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The Pelican 7 Friday, January 6, 2012 To the editor, Some Pelican readers think it is necessary to have trained personnel to operate a de brillator. This is not so. The Automated External De brillator, or AED, is set up to be used by almost anyone who can follow directions. Michael Cooks Pompano BeachInstructions on AEDs are easy to follow Lettersby HUD more than once after Mayor Peggy Noland asked all the housing authority board members to resign and Cong. Allen West called for an investigation. But sources in Gainesville say they vetted Davis and found that the queries produced no evidence of wrongdoing. Although the mayor appoints board members, the city does not control the activities of the agency. Noland did replace two board members last year when their terms expired and led a vacancy. With Davis departing, board attorney Bill Crawford, Jr., has also submitted his resignation saying in a twopage letter that laid out his accomplishments that his 18-year tenure included a perfect record of never having violated any state or federal discrimination laws. Crawford also has been subject to Stevens blogging attacks. The board is meeting today (Jan. 6) to appoint an interim director and take up several items including one submitted by Commissioner Michael Weiss who is asking that Sylvia Poitiers name be removed from the Business Skills Center that houses the authority. Poiter, a former city commissioner here, has been convicted on four counts of falsifying public records and is due to be sentenced next week. I dont believe her name should be there (on the building). Do we want this image for the housing authority? What message this send? Weiss said. Davis was hired to direct Deer elds housing authority 23 years ago when it was in trouble. It now enjoys a healthy reserve account and manages two apartment buildings and a townhome complex. Daviss salary here is $115,000 a year with an additional $25,000 stipend to manage the townhomes. The boards concerns about charges that she was guilty of nepotism, bid rigging and procurement violations were allayed late last year after a page-by-page review of a long list of questions prepared by Commissioner Weiss. Housing authorityContinued from page 1SightingsContinued from page 5 starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $60. 954-786-4131. 1-9 Palm Aire Democrats meet at 7 p.m. at the Herb Skolnick Civic Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. Speaker is Howard Finkelstein, chief public defender. 954-9753772. 1-9 Earn a Florida Master naturalist certi cation Classes begin Jan. 9 and continue through Feb. 6. Cost is $225. Call 954357-8115. 1-10 Awake The State rally takes place at 4 p.m. at 2131 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Info at www. awakethestate.com 1-12 Florida Trail Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek. 954609-4727. 1-13 Friday talent social at Sol Childrens Theater from 6 to 8 p.m. at Continued on page 9

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8 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. Call The Pelican to nd out how you can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFFor the hundreds of people who promised themselves to lose weight in the new year, Dr. Gs weight loss and wellness program has arrived in Deer eld Beach and just might be the way to do it. Visit Dr. Gs spotless new suite of of ces at 77 S. Federal Hwy., next to Petsmart, to learn more about this individualized, medically designed and supervised weight loss program. Theres even an early discount of 50 percent being offered for this week only before the grand opening on Saturday January 14. Weight loss coach, Vivian Dasilva says, This of ce offers trilingual speakers of English, Spanish and Portuguese. Unlike most weight loss programs where one size ts all, Dr. Gs offers a medically supervised program tailored to t each clients individual needs, taking into account blood work, EKG, metabolic rate, body composition, and behavioral history. There are currently 54 clinics open or under development in nine countries. The Deer eld clinic is the newest clinic to open in South Florida. Whether the patients goal is to lose 10-pounds or 100-pounds, Dr. Gs personalized approach works as follows. First comes the medical evaluation. Based on the results, a physician will prescribe a combination of medications, along with proprietary Dr. Gs Individualized Weight Loss Program will help folks shed those unwanted holiday poundsVivian Dasilva, on site weight loss coach at Dr.Gs newest Deer eld Beach location, 77 S. Federal Hwy., explains the medically supervised, individualized weight loss program to an interested client. Patients are checked on a regular basis to keep health and results at optimum levels. [Photos courtesy of Dr. Gs.]See WEIGHT LOSS on page 9Help Me Howard at Democrat meetingPompano Beach Howard Finkelstein, chief public defender of Broward County will speak to Democrats at the Palm Aire Democratic Club, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Herb Skolnick Civic center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. Free and open to the public. 954-973-3772.A matter of balanceNortheast Focal Point, 227 NW 2 St., Deer eld Beach begins and eightweek workshop for seniors who want to learn strategies to manage falls. This free class is designed for anyone concerned about falls, interested in improving balance, exibility and strength, anyone who has fallen in the past and anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns. Call 954-480-4460.Democratic women to meetDemocratic Women will meet to celebrate the 39th Anniversary of Roe v Wade Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. Frankel is the former Florida House leader and West Palm Beach Mayor. She is a candidate for Congress.

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The Pelican 9 Friday, January 6, 2012 herbal supplements to reduce appetite, carb and sugar cravings, and anxiety eating. The result for the patient is feeling full faster and increased metabolism. An individualized meal plan means that the patient can eat regular food with the family and in restaurants. For snacks or a simple meal replacement, Dr. Gs has proprietary products that work well with weight loss medications. Dr. Gs develops a realistic exercise program to help burn more calories than will be consumed. Once a weight loss goal has been reached, this program, with its wellness team, has created an individualized maintenance program, designed to insure continued success. Vivian DeSilva, wellness coach, says, We weigh patients in once a month, but if a patient becomes impatient, he or she is welcome to stop by every two weeks. We offer a four-month and a one month program. The four-month program is the best for those wishing to achieve permanent weight loss. F.W. Pearce, Boca Raton says he heard about the franchise and decided to join the program. I was excited and pleased to lose 25 pounds in the rst four month program. I kept it off for one year and decided to lose 10 pounds more which I did. Im now leaner than Ive ever been. This program teaches proper nutrition and it helps one adjust to a new lifestyle. I like Dr. Gs so much I opened a franchise in August here in Boca and its going very well. Having been overweight all of his life, Pearce is now practicing what he preaches. Marie Keel, music teacher in Miami Dade Schools, is another success story who recommends the program. She says, This program gave me the con dence and self esteem I never had. I was overweight and no diet seemed to work until I tried Dr. Gs. That was six years ago. In less than a year my weight dropped from 167 to 110. The program stopped my cravings and gave me the energy to start going to the gym. I ended a bad relationship. It was while exercising that I met my future husband. We eventually married and now we have a new baby. I did gain way too much during my pregnancy so Im back on the program and have lost 45 pounds. Im in training with re rescue and hope to do a career switch as soon as a job becomes available. I recommend the program to everyone. About Dr. Charles GoldsmithDr. Charles Goldsmith is a successful OB/GYN who has been practicing for 30 years. Because his clients consistently requested assistance with weight loss, he began to research and study the problem. He realized the problem is complex and needs physician supervision. As a result he has developed a four pronged program based on appetite, metabolism, diet and habits. His approach, along with herbal compounds and prescription medicine helps his clients lose weight and keep it off. Dr. Goldsmiths weight loss and wellness program was created in 1994 and claims to have helped 70,000 patients lose 1,000,000 pounds. To learn more, stop into the new, Dr. Gs Deer eld Weight loss and Wellness Center at 77 S. Federal Hwy. in Deer eld Beach. To introduce themselves and the program before the grand opening, a 50 percent discount is offered for just this one week before the grand opening on January 14. Call 954-246-5305 or visit the website at www.DrGsWeightloss. com Weight lossContinued from page 8 3333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. 561-447-8829. 1-14 MLK State of the Dream Banquet at 6:30 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Civic Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954-8716353. 1-16 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 MLK Celebration at 10:30 a.m. at Blanche Ely High School Gymnasium, 1201 NW 6 St., Pompano Beach. Speaker is William McCormick. 954-254-1170. 1-18 History At High Noon with special guest John Cutrone, director of the Jaffe Center for Book Art at Florida Atlantic University, at the Old SightingsContinued from page 7 See SIGHTINGS on page 12

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10 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 Making a Difference Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-783-8700. A Dream Banquet are on the calendar for January to celebrate this man and his legacy. The highlight event on January 16 is a big parade followed by a celebration at Blanche Ely High School. It takes a dedicated committee of volunteers, co-partnering with the City of Pompano Beach to make it happen. Joyce Jackson, retired Recreation Manager with the citys Parks and Recreation Department for 27 years, heads up the committee of 20 active volunteers. I think Ive been involved with the parade for 30 years, she says. Now that Im retired, its one of my volunteer activities along with the Yuletide Parade and my church, Word of the Living God Ministry. Some of the event sponsors are Metro PCS, Carr Builders, 3-G Graphics, Sunshine Health Center, Pompano Lighthouse Rotary and Acosta Dental. Jackson says, We began to plan and coordinate in August and now the reality is upon us. We expect thousands of people from all over Broward County to line the parade route, and we anticipate between 800 and 1,000 people at the Blanche Ely celebration.The ParadeAll churches, civic organizations, businesses, fraternities, sororities, the Masonic family and residents of Pompano Beach are invited to participate in the parade. The parade will feature the Blanche Ely H.S band and cheerleaders, Monarch H. S. R.O.T.C., Blanche Ely H.S. R.O.T.C., local churches, day care centers, businesses, fraternal organizations, Mayor Lamar Fisher and other City Of cials. Participants line up at Mitchell Moore Park, 901 NW 10th St. at 8 a.m. The parade kicks off at 9 a.m. and proceeds South on NW 8th Ave. to MLK Blvd., East on MLK Blvd. to Ether Rolle Ave.; North on Esther Rolle to NW 15th Street, West to NW 6th Ave. to Blanche Ely High School. There, the celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. Mr. William McCormick, Jr. is the featured speaker.Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.Richard Carr remembers seeing the shooting event on television. I was horri ed, he says. Things began to change drastically after that. Carr, owner of Carr Builders, has lived in the Pompano area since 1990 and is a member of the volunteer committee. He says, We do business here and like to help out the community. Ive had a carpenter apprenticeship program for the city, worked on the Sample McDougald House, and for this event, Ive been working on the parade and the banquet. Reverend Gary McCleod of Mount Sinai Baptist at 3105 W. Atlantic Blvd. is another member of the volunteer committee. I was about 10 years old living here in Pompano when MLK Jr. was killed. Pompano Beach was still somewhat segregated. His life, and yes, his death had a de nite impact. Our schools slowly became desegregated. Others things began to open up. Its greatly improved since then, but things in NW Pompano can still be greatly improved. McCleod added, Our celebration is both a tribute and a rallying point because we are bringing everyone together. Our prayer breakfast on Jan. 7 will feature speaker Rev. Eric Jones, Jr. who is also the Mayor of West Park, Fl. the newest city in Broward County. We have ministers, priests, rabbis and community members attending. Its a true fellowship gathering. Dale Gibson, owner of Sunshine Health Center, is Call to artistsArtists in all media are invited to submit a sampling of their work to be considered for inclusion in the March 11th Lighthouse Point Arts Exhibition. The Arts panel will view artists work January 26th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the LHP Yacht & Racquet Club. 2701 NE 42 St. Lighthouse Point. Call Nancy Cohen 954806-4749 or Becky Cerino Days 954-376-0538. NE Focal Point Auxiliarys 14th Annual Red Carpet Fashions takes place Jan. 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club. Sondro at the Cove Shopping Center and Jos. A. Bank at the Shops at Boca Center are providing women and mens fashions. Tckets are $50. Call 954-4804460 or rwilliams@deer eldbeach.com. The NE Focal Point CASA, Inc. is a 501c3 notfor-pro t organization. The Auxiliary plans to purchase a new transportation van with the proceeds.New board announced at Deer eld Chamber breakfastNorth Broward Hospital will host the Deerfield Chambers Breakfast n Deerfield from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Board chair, Kiku Martinson will share her vision for this year and announce the new board members. Attendees will get a jump start on the chambers newest dining expo with complimentary start up kits packed with coupons from restaurants and other business owners. Breakfast is $16. Call 954-946-5452. Dress it up this year MLK activities include parade, breakfast, sports, more Continued from page 1 See MLK on page 11The Blanche Ely High School band continues to add to the musical celebration.

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The Pelican 11 Friday, January 6, 2012 advertising? ITS PART OF DOING BUSINESS. CALL US. 954-783-8700. Pelican 954-783-8700 another volunteer on the planning committee who says, My responsibility on the committee was fund raising. It has been such a tough year, economically, but we managed. As a minority business owner, I wanted to participate so weve become involved. I think MLKs death participated a real discussion and brought about eventual change for all African Americans. I believe having this celebration each year is very important to our children. The fact that they are not in school raises their curiosity and we then have the chance to give them the history. They are excited to celebrate. They love the parade. We teach them in the schools, the churches, our homes who this man was, what he stood for and what he has accomplished. Hazel Armbrister remembers. My mother and I watched in horror on television the night that Dr. King was killed. It was unbelievable. And were still dealing with the same issues. There are opportunities open now that werent then, but the widest door has not opened. I think I have more access to resources than I did then, but thats not true for everyone in Pompano. We need employment opportunities for people who are not college educated or have not been exposed to a different way of living. Education is the key, but there are still those who need to be given the chance to use it. The businesses that might give them the opportunity arent here. Ive lived to see Pompano Beach move from a farming community that served everyone to urbanization. We are one of the last places between Miami and Boca to assimilate. The lessons of Martin Luther King are still to be learned. Mrs. Marguerite Luster says, When I learned of Martin Luther Kings death I couldnt believe it. People were running out of their homes into the streets of Pompano wondering what to do. Weve made progress, but a lot more must come. The missing key is unity and love for all mankind. He wanted a better place for our children to grow up in. In some ways it is, but we still need better education and more jobs and equal chance for promotions. When I rst came here, I couldnt get a job as an of ce clerk. I ended up as a computer technician for 21 years with the Harris Computer Division. Im still active because I want to see that all children, white and black, can work and live together in the same community. Mrs. Cloretta Williams a former committee member, had this to say. I have a dream is still in the works. Some of Dr. Kings dream has been accomplished, but there still needs to be much improvement and more advantages for many of us. Even as the City celebrates Dr. Kings life, it is clear there is much more to be done to truly ful ll his dream. Thank you all who volunteered in this celebration. MLK Continued from page 10

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12 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 School Museum, 232 NE 2nd Street, Deer eld Beach. Free. 954-429-0378. 1-18 Our Art By The Sea meets at 7 p.m. at Lauderdale-By-TheSea Community Church Friedt Family Fellowship Hall, 4433 Bougainvillea Drive, Lauderdale-By-TheSea. Lee Sky will discuss Woodworking. Admission is free. 954-594-0444. 1-22 Pro-Choice Coalition Rally at 2 p.m. on the corner of Broward Boulevard and Andrews Avenue. 1-19 Meet local artist, Louis Mezian at a wine and cheese event held at the historic Bulter House, 380 E. Hillsboro Boulevard, Deer eld Beach, from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. 954-429-0378. SightingsContinued from page 9 See SIGHTINGS on page 18By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Since schools in Broward County started getting letter grades in 2003, Blanche Ely has never gotten a grade higher than a C. But last school year, students, parents, teachers and administrators decided to skip Blanche Ely High School jumps from C to A gradea B and go right to earning an A. The rating was determined by the Florida Department of Education. We always had what it takes. [This year], we just prioritized each student, said Principal Karlton Johnson. When I made the announcement, everyone was running around excited. He credited everyone involved with the school, from students to guidance counselors to teachers to janitors with making a difference. Everyone pitched in. It took a team effort to accomplish this goal. In particular, Johnson said the schools focus on individual learning, reading and guidance counselors working more closely with teachers was key to the improvement. Our reading coaches would come around to the classrooms and provide different strategies for our students, said Kimberly M. Williams, social studies teacher. She also credited parents. We introduced parents to how to work with their children at home. Our parent universities, I believe, helped a lot with our achievement as an A school, she said. That was a vital part of of how we excelled.See ELY on page 24

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The Pelican 13 Friday, January 6, 2012 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFRobert Jean doesnt know if hell be able to nd another job. Jean, a Kmart employee for three years, learned last week that his store, 2421 N. Federal Hwy. in Pompano Beach, will be one of those closed down. I dont know where [Ill nd another job] because the United States [economy] is done, he said.Pompano Kmart to close; Whole Foods may move inSears Holding Corporation, which owns Kmart, announced in a press release that between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart locations would be closing nationwide. So far, only 80 have been revealed. The Kmart in Pompano was the only Broward location on the list. Sears stores in Stuart and West Palm Beach are also slated to close. Florida made the list 11 times the most of any state. The announcement came after Sears and Kmart reported a combined quarterly loss of 5.2 percent and a 2.6 percent loss for the entire year. Kmarts other existing Broward locations are in Oakland Park, Davie, Hollywood and Pembroke Pines. Ric Green, president/ CEO of the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, said that over the years various high-end companies have inquired about moving into the space. While were always sad to see a business close for any reason in the Pompano Beach Lighthouse Point area, we are con dent that this will be a location that wont be vacant long. Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher shared Greens optimism, saying Whole Foods contacted him about See K-Mart on page 24

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14 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 donated a month of nights and weekends to clean up the mess. Now, $4,000 worth of chemicals will be needed to kill any remaining mold and probably $10,000 worth of dry wall and ceiling material. Leys thinks it will be June before Coast Guard boating classes can be given in the building and the otilla will have a base to call home. The back story here is the length of time it took otilla members to acquire a new base after a barge they used for years was taken out of service. In short, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea of cials offered in 2009 to donate the building Volunteers R. Don Banas, Dr. Joe McGee, Spyros Vlahos and Paul Sacks don air masks as they demolish the moldy interior of a modular building donated to CG Auxiliary Flotilla 34. and Leys went before the Florida Inland Navigation District, owners of Aldsorf Park on NE 14 Street, for approval. In June 2010, the otilla ran into a snag when it was discovered their lease for Aldsorf Park was out of date and it was November of 2010 before that was resolved. Two months later, Leys began the process of local approvals and those were completed in May 2011. Then site plans were submitted to the building department and nally okd last September. As the building was being prepared for removal to Alsdorf Park, the mold was discovered. Is Leys sorry the otilla ever pursued this gift horse? FlotillaContinued from page 1 No, he says. Not at all. He is also philosophical about the delays and says they were caused for a variety of reasons. Today the otillas new base has been relocated to the northwest corner of the park and this month interior restoration will begin. It will put a dent in the budget, Leys said, $14,000 for materials that he hadnt planned to spend. The labor, again thanks to otilla volunteers, will be free. Grants will improve launching and parking at Alsdorf ParkBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach The city has received a $91,757 grant from the Broward County Marine Advisory Committee (MAC) to design, engineer and permit improvements to Alsdorf See ALSDORF on page 25

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The Pelican 15 Friday, January 6, 2012 By Malcolm McClintockFOOD WRITERHot Tomatoe 626 S. Federal Hwy. Deer eld Beach 954-480-6464 hottomatoe.comIve spent most of my life in the business world and was looking for a serious change. It has always been a dream of mine to own and operate a restaurant that suits my style and tastes, says rst-time restaurateur Tony Bianco. My wife and I simply loved the warm ambiance, great dcor and, of course, the outstanding food one gets Deer eld Beachs Hot Tomatoe is a great little place for authentic Italian specialties and ne wines at Hot Tomatoe. So when the restaurant came up for sale, I jumped on the opportunity to acquire it! adds the friendly Neapolitan who resided in the cooler climes of French Canada before making his way down to South Florida some 23 years ago. Aware of his lack of experience in the restaurant business, Bianco has judiciously kept the cooking and wait-staff that have been the heart and soul of this Deer eld institution for so many years. I have tried to keep most things the same while adding a few of my own personal touches.Indeed, Hot Tomatoe has retained all the popular dishes that A classic appetizer of our dusted ash fried calamari with tangy Diavola dipping sauce. See HOT TOMATOE on page 27 contributed to its erstwhile stellar reputation while, concomitantly, augmenting the breadth of the menu with several new specialties such as wild mushroom let mignon, herb & Dijon mustard encrusted rack of lamb and even a tantalizing

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16 The PelicanFriday, January 6, 2012 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach Mumball Lane didnt wait until Jan. 1st to start ful lling her New Years Resolution to get more exercise. New Years Eve was more appropriate. Thats when Lane, a Pompano Beach resident, started participating in the Broward B-cycle bike-sharing program. Its a fantastic idea. I have a bike at home but I saw the program and I said Im going to start [exercising more] today, she said. I think its a great thing for Broward County. Its more of a cosmopolitan approach. The county launched B-cycle on Dec. 14. in Pompano, Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. According to the Bcycle website, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea, Dania Beach and Hallandale Beach are scheduled to get stations soon. Pompano has four stations operating: Hillsboro Inlet, 2700 N. Ocean Blvd.; Aquatic Center, 798 NE 18th Ave.; North Ocean Park, 3490 NE 16th Street; Pompano Beach City Hall, 188 SW 1st Street. A fth station, McNair Park, 949 NW 27th Ave., is listed on the website as unavailable. Fort Lauderdale has 10 stations, including one at George English Park and Bike sharing program debuts in Pompano Your bike is ready at four locations in Pompano Beach. These wheels are located at Community Park at the Aquatic Center. [Staff photo] See BIKES on page 26

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18 The Pelican Friday, January 6, 2012 SightingsContinued from page 12 The Pelican 954-783-8700 See SIGHTINGS on page 21 Call to Artists Artists in all media are invited to submit a sampling of their work to be considered for inclusion in the March 11th Lighthouse Point Arts Exhibition. The Arts panel will view artists work Jan. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the LHP Yacht & Racquet Club, 2701 NE 42Street. 954-8064749 or 954-376-0538. Food 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. 954-4804449. Wilton Manors Green Market Saturdays and Sundays at Hagen Park 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. fresh produce, baked goods, herbs, spices, doggie treats, pickles, jams, infused vinegars, pasta and more are available at the Green Market. 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 are available at the Green Market. 954-292-8040.

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The Pelican 19 Friday, January 6, 2012 New Years resolutions: Boogie at Jazzercise in Fort Lauderdale By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFFort Lauderdale Serious health resolutions are becoming realities at Jazzercise of Fort Lauderdale, 412 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. On Jan. 7, the public is invited to the dance exercise studio for its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Owner Darlene Marcroft is offering free dance exercise classes to give clients a taste of the fun that can be part of a healthier lifestyle. Classes are scheduled at 9 and 11 a.m. with snacks and drinks at noon, followed by a 2 p.m. class. For those who sign up on Saturday, discounts and give-a-ways are added in for a bonus. There is no joining fee for Staurday sign-ups and the first month is free. And to sweeten the pot, each new member will receive five passes for friends. The 3,000 sq.ft. center includes a child care room, a forgiving laminate floor, state-of-the art sound system, separate changing rooms, large bathroom and plenty of parking. Testimonials regarding results from Jazzercise include success and fun. Says Richard Stieff, a Jazzerciser since 2008, Ive lost 60 pounds with Jazzercise. 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. 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. For information about this location and others in Pompano Beach, call 754-224-8244. Jazzercize of Fort Lauderdale opens its new facility Jan. 7 to the public for free classes, give-aways and fun.

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20 The Pelican Friday, January 6, 2012 Advertise in The Pelican for coverage in nine North Broward cities. Brown way ahead in campaign funding for Jan. 31 electionBy Judy VikSTAFF WRITERLBTS In the race for Commission Seat 3, latest campaign treasurers reports show Mark Brown again leading opponent Edmund Malkoon in campaign fundraising and spending. The two are vying for the commission seat now held by Birute Ann Clottey. The election is Jan 31. Reports for the period Dec. 10 to Dec. 23 show Brown with $2,195 in contributions for a total of $18,471.74. His total expenditures are $8,714.79. Malkoon reported $450 in contributions and $325.25 in expenditures. Both candidates received contributions from Commissioner Chris Vincent, Brown in this filing period and Malkoon earlier. Charles Curtis, fianc of Mayor Roseann Minnet, also contributed to both candidates. Browns former employer, former Congressman William Hughes (D-NJ), contributed $250 to his campaign as did Hughes wife Nancy. Candidates forumLBTS The candidates will present their campaign platforms at a meeting set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Jarvis Hall, 4505 Ocean Drive. The League of Women Voters will moderate the event with Mark Brown and Edmund Malkoon, candidates seeking Commission Seat 3 in the Jan. 31 election. Questions for the candidates should be submitted to Carol Smith, League of Women Voters. Her email is cssmith@att.net. Indicate questions are for the LBTS forum. The forum will be televised and shown on Channel 78 and on the town website.UOT eventLBTS Candidates for Commission Seat 3, Edmund Malkoon and Mark Brown are invited to speak at a general membership meeting of Unite Our Town at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Assumption Catholic Church Hall, 2001 S. Ocean Blvd. This will be the final membership meeting before the election on Jan. 31. Mayor Roseann Minnet and Vice Mayor Stuart Dodd, who were re-elected unopposed, also are invited to speak. All are welcome.

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The Pelican 21 Friday, January 6, 2012 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. ObituariesPierrePierre, Polaine 53, of Fort Lauderdale, passed away Dec. 21, 2011. Funeral services will be held Sat., Jan. 7, 2012, 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Evangelistic Church, 6177 Kimberly Blvd., Pompano Beach.PierrePierre, Anna La Guerre 63, of Pompano Beach, passed away Dec. 19, 2011. Funeral services will be held Sat., Jan. 7, 2012, 10 a.m. at First Haitian Baptist Church, 333 NW 3rd Street, Pompano Beach.SaladieJoseph, Saladie, 86, of Sarasota, passed away Dec. 29, 2011. Funeral services will be held Sat., Jan. 7, 2012, 11 a.m. at Saint Sanctuary Church, 1304 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach.DavisDavis, Moses, Rev., 72, of Pompano Beach, passed away Jan. 1, 2012. Funeral services will be held Sat., Jan. 7, 2012, 11 a.m. at Word of the Living God, 390 NW 31st Ave., Pompano Beach. Services entrusted to L.C. Poitier Funeral Home, 317 NW 6th Street, Pompano Beach. 954-943-7050. SightingsContinued from page 18Fishing PiersThe Pompano Beach Fishing Pier extends more than 1,000 feet into the Atlantic, 222 N Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach, Anglins Pier at Commercial Blvd ., Lauderdaleby-the-Sea. 954-491-9403 Deer eld Beach International Pier 200 NE 21st Ave., Deer eld Beach. 954426-9206 or 954-943-1488.LeisureThe 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 Lauderdale 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., Deereld 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 from 6:30-8 p.m.and Saturday mornings from 10:30 till noon. Cost is $7. Call 305.607.3520 with any questions. Parking is free on Saturday morning class. Bring a mat and water.Music1-14 The Boca Raton Symphonia Saturday Night concerts at 8 p.m. at Roberts Theater, Saint Andrews School, 3200 Jog Road, Boca Raton. The program includes Turkin, Beethoven and Medelssohn. Tickets at 561-376-3848. 1-22Chamber Ensemble Mirror Images at 2 p.m. at See SIGHTINGS on page 24

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22 The Pelican Friday, January 6, 2012 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 Get to know your local Merchants Call us! HELP WANTEDFULL SERVICE NAIL TECHNICIAN Needed. With Or Without Following. Pompano Beach The Orange Room Salon. 954-782-8838. 1-27 LOCAL PEST CONTROL CO Looking For Quality Sales/Service Tech. Must Be Dependable, Team Player, Good Drivers License & People Skills. Will Train Right Person. ALSO Of ce Assistant Computer People & Phone Skills Needed. Fax Resume 954418-3982. 1-13 SEEKING EMPLOYMENTBRINGING HOME BABY? RN With 15+ Years Experience. NICU/PEDS. AHA/CPR Instructor Here To Help You & Your Family Transition Baby To Home. Please Call 954-7077079. 1-6 CNA/HHA MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. Reliable. Available For Hourly Or Live-in. Please Call Verona At 954-635-0558. 1-6 POMPANO GRANNY Available To Baby sit, House sit, Pet sit. Your Home Or Mine. Available Anytime. Please Call 954-781-6322. 1-6 HHA/CAREGIVER English Speaking, Caring, Compassionate, Honest & Reliable. Many Years Of Experience. Excellent Cook, Will Clean, Run Errands, Own Transportation. Excellent References. For Great Care Call Lea 561-633-3583. 1-13 HHA 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE T.L.C. References Available. Have Own Car. Dr. Appts. Light Housecleaning. Available 812 Hour Shifts. 954-826-5053. 1-13 RN CAREGIVER to work day time has car. Will Provide Very Good Care For Your Loved One. 954-299-5077. 1-13 CNA TO CARE FOR ELDERLY. I have 12 Years Of Agency & Hospital Exp. Loving Person W/Drivers Lic. Beverly 954-588-9069. 1-6SERVICES RETIRED PLUMBING CONTRACTOR Looking For Work. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. CFC 027532. Low Rates. 954-496-6420. 1-6 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. 1-13 PLUMBING All PHASES Leak Repairs, Fixtures, Fair Pricing. Senior Discounts.954661-6329. Beat All Prices. 1-6 MAN WITH VAN Small Or LARGE Jobs! 30 Years Experience. FREE Estimates. Flat Rates. Call 917-600-0280. 1-6 HONEST PC EXPERT Setups, Viruses, Repairs, Upgrades, Networking, Tutoring. Call Andy For A FREE Estimate. 954-857-4846. 1-20 HANDYMAN PAINTING CARPENTRY Pressure Cleaning. Decks! Everything Around The House. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call 561-350-3781. 1-20 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. 1-13 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. 1-6 HOME/OFFICE REPAIRS By State Certified G.C. Reasonable. CGC025802. More Information Call 954815-1007. C GOT JUNK? DUMP TRUCK CLEANUPS Trees/ Landscape, Yard Fill. Paint/ Pressure Wash/ Roofs/Home Repairs Welding, Etc. Dave 954-818-9538. 1-13BUSINESS 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. CTIMESHARE FOR SALEJENSEN BEACH TIMESHARE On The OCEAN! 2 BEDROOM WEEK 52. $1,000. Call 954946-6401. 1-13 OPEN HOUSESPOMPANO SATURDAY 14PM 651 Pine Drive #204. Remodeled 2/2 Unit With A Dream Kitchen. Beautifully Furnished. Being Sold Turn Key. Just Bring Your Toothbrush. Close To Beach. Hurricane Impact Windows. $99,500. Camille Hall 954-2542085. Balistreri Realty. 1-6 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. 1-20 HOMES FOR SALELEISUREVILLE REDUCED $94,900. 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. 1-6 The Pelican. 954.783.8700

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The Pelican 23 Friday, January 6, 2012 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 HOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO LEISUREVILLE 55+. 2/1-3/4 + Den. $1100 Mo With $500 Deposit + Elec. Small Pet OK! Quiet Community 2 Clubs 2 Pools.954-6498867. 1-13 POMPANO 2/2 Cottage Style House. Large Yard With Fish Pond. $1100 Month Company Bills For Electric & Water. 540 NE 34 St. Darci 954-783-3723. 1-27 POMPANO BEACH 3/2 CENTRAL AIR. Screened Porch. Small Utility Room. $1100 Mo. 620 NE 35 Street. Call Darci 954783-3723. 1-27CO-OP SALESPOMPANO BEACH 1/1 On Water, Dockage Available At Your Door. $59,500. Coldwell Banker Barbara 954-6291324. 1-20 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. 1-20 POMPANO BEACH 2/2 Best Deal On A1A, Fully Renovated No Expense Spared. Private Beach Access. Dockage Available For 30 Boat. Beautiful Bldg. SPECTACULAR $196K. Solid Rock Realty. Lonnie Brooks 954-709-2523. For Detailed Description, Pictures & Virtual Tour Go To www.rioespana318. com. 1-6 DEERFIELD BEACH 2/2 Completely Redone. Granite Kitchen, New Cabinets. S.S. Appliances. 20 Porcelain Tile Floors. Travistine Stone Both Baths. Partially Painted. 1st Floor. Less Than A Mile To Beach. $84,900. Call 631-8738715. 1-13 POMPANO DIRECT WATER CONDOS Magni cent 2007 sf, 3/2.5 $339,900. Estate Sale 1430 sf, 2/2 $259,900. Others Available. Call Walt 954-461-1012, Blacksmith Realty. 1-27 LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA Furnished 1/1.5 Condo $115,000. Heated Pool. Ocean Access. On Canal. 1481 S Ocean Blvd. Apt 228. Call 586549-5223. 1-6CONDOS FOR RENTOCEAN FRONT YEARLY Pompano Beach Club Florida. Furnished 2/2 15th Floor On Ocean With Views Of Ocean & Intracoastal. Inside Parking, Clubhouse, 2 Pools, Bar, Restaurant, Etc. $2,000 Per Month Pick Your Months Or $1,500 Monthly Yearly Rental. Audrey 570-246-9240 Cell Or E-mail Audrey@ chantr e.com. 1-13 EAST DEERFIELD / WATER 1/1 1st Floor, 55+. Furnished $1200 Mo. Unfurnished $1,000 Mo. Seasonal $1,500 Month. Completely Remodeled. W/D. Screened Patio. All Amenities. Walk Beach & Shops. Dockage Available. 954-415-9730. 1-6 POMPANO DIRECT WATER ANNUAL RENTAL: 2/2, 1438 sf, $1,600/Mo. Call Walt 954461-1012. Others Available. Blacksmith Realty. 1-27 POMPANO LEISUREVILLE 55+ 2/1 Completely Furn. Sunroom On Golf Course. 2 Pools, 2 Clubs. $875 Month Yearly. 954-788-9312. 1-13 APTS FOR RENT DEERFIELD/POMPANO BEACH 1 BR & 2 BR APTS FOR RENT. Remodeled, Paint, Tile, Etc. W & D On Site. Pool. Pet Friendly. Call George 954809-5030. 1-13 POMPANO MCNAB ROAD & NE 18 AVENUE 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished/ Unfurnished. $675 $950 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-610-2327. 1-13 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. $669 Month Lease. 954-608-7368. 1-6 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 954-8575207. 1-13 POMPANO GARDENS $795 1/1 $200 Deposit. Nice Area Minutes To Beach Pet OK. Please Call 954-515-2554. 1-20 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. 1-13 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 $500 Weekly, pay as you go, no deposit or security, cable, pool, laundry, wireless. Ocean Villa 954-427-4608. 1-13OUTDOOR STORAGEDEERFIELD BEACH OUTDOOR STORAGE For Boats, RVs, Commercial Vehicles & More. Call Chris At 954-520-1777. 1-6ROOM FOR RENT W. POMPANO Bedroom/ Private Bath, Jacuzzi, Pool. Non Smoking Lady. Private Parking Spot. $350 Month. Call 954-387-0410. 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. 1-27 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. 1-13 MUSICAL 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. 954-465-6498. 1-13 BEAUTIFUL DINING ROOM SET Includes Buffet & Hutch $1500. Misc. Furniture. Pompano Beach. 954-6017791. 1-6 GARAGE SALESPOMPANO BEACH GARAGE SALE Saturday 8am-2pm. 412 NE 12 Avenue. Furniture & Misc. Items. Great Bargains. 954-601-7791. 1-6 Call us! We Mean Business!

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24 The Pelican Friday, January 6, 2012 moving there. A call to Whole Foods was not returned in time for publication. According to the Broward Property Appraisers Website, the mailing address of the company that owns the Kmart store, PKKRC Pompano Beach, is in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, which is where Kmarts corporate headquarters is located. Randy Roffman, an assistant manager, declined to comment. Theyre not letting us say anything, he said. Sears Holding Corporation also declined to comment. Pompano Beach resident Gretchen Riedel is a regular customer at the Pompano store. Im kind of bummed. I buy my boys tennis shoes here a lot. They tend to be cheaper. She said after Kmart closes shell probably do more shopping at Target or Walmart. Im also sad to see another empty building in Pompano, she said, calling it a sign of the times. Another customer said she was very disappointed to hear about the closing because Kmart is a lot more convenient for her than Target or Walmart. God only gave me these two legs and this bike. Fredrick Dolce was disappointed for another reason. He drove all the way from Tamarac hoping to nd sale. But no such luck. We still spent a lot of money anyway, he said.K-MartContinued from page 13McArthur High School in Hollywood also jumped from a C to an A. High school grades are based on FCAT scores and student performance, college readiness in reading and mathematics, overall graduation rate and other factors. Calvin Lamar, a 9th grade guidance counselor at Ely for 14 years, says students face the same problems theyve have faced in the past but with more distractions than ever before. You spend a lot of time to get them to re-focus. Youve still got to stay on them. Believe it or not, they really want to be in a structured environment, he said. For the ones who need help staying focused, Lamar says he tries to get them to think about the future. I tell them to look inward and ask [them] where do you want to be after high school? College? Trade school? Military? Steve Woloszn, English department team leader, has been at Ely for 21 years and seen the schools ups and downs. He said that recently faculty has also been able to focus more on what it needs to do as teachers. [Over the last few years] there have been several changes but were stable now. And hes seen a change in students. They seem a little more determined, a little more focused. [Principal Johnson] has an honest care for the kids and wants to see them succeed. They feel that and it contributes to the atmosphere. Elys sister high school, Pompano Beach High School, an all-magnet school, has been an A-rated school for many years.ElyContinued from page 12 Lighthouse Point candidates build war chests for Jan. 31 election, Gordon leadsLighthouse Point Commission President Susie Gordon continues her strong money-gathering position as she seeks to retain her seat on the dais. Gordon raised another $750 in a reporting period that ended December 23 bringing her campaign account to $4,250. Largest donors were Bateman Gordon Insurance, $500; Jack Prenner, who hosted a campaign kick-off event and W. Duden Brown, $250. Her opponent Becky Lysengen reported $2,400 in her campaign account, $2,300 of it raised in December. Among her contributors are Laraine Schorr, wife of Mayor Fred Schorr, $200; Commissioner Sandy Johnson, $100; Judy Sullivan $100; and Peter Wright, $250. Zion Lutheran, 959 SE 6th Avenue, Deer eld Beach in the chapel. Featured on this program are Farrenc, Fasch, Doppler, Vinee, and Chaminade. The South Florida Chamber Ensemble (SFCE) is six musicians from the brass, woodwind, string and percussion families. Call 954-8033762. 2-4 The Boca Raton Symphonia Saturday Night concerts at 8 p.m. at Parents Association Performing Arts Center, Pine Crest School, 2700 St. Andrews Road, Boca Raton The program includes Hayden, Beethoven and Barber. Tickets at 561-376-3848. SightingsContinued from page 21 See Sightings on page 26

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The Pelican 25 Friday, January 6, 2012 MAC funds come through the Broward Boating Improvement Program which obtains its dollars from recreational boater registration fees, Fiore said. FIND funds come from property taxes and in South Florida where the Intracoastal Waterway is almost fully bulkheaded, can be used for projects that make the waterways more accessible, rather than for dredging. These same funds are being used to upgrade the boat ramps in Deer elds Pioneer Park and to build docks at Deer eld Island Park. Most of the MAC grants are aimed at improving boating for the Bobby and Betty boater, the family with the 20-foot rig, two kids and a dog, which comprise 80 percent of local boaters, Fiore said. Nowadays, however, the family boat is often 32-foot long behind a truck and trailer measuring 65 feet. Few public launch areas can accommodate these boaters, Fiore said. The situation at Alsdorf Park on a sunny weekend can be chaotic with trucks and trailers parked in every one of the 80 existing parking spaces. There are now three boat ramps. The new one will be wider, longer and atter to handle larger vessels. Funds from FIND become available Oct. 1, 2012, Fiore said. Grant application deadline is April 1. to John Fiore, parks and recreation liaison to the MAC, the grant is intended to be matched with a similar amount from the Florida Inland Navigational District, or FIND, or the design phase of the project. Once the design is completed, funds from MAC and FIND, again shared 50/50, will be available for constructing a launching ramp for large boats and an additional 22 parking spaces on the 10acre site at NE 14 Street. Boaters bene t from county grants with more docks, rampsAlsdorfContinued from page 14

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26 The Pelican Friday, January 6, 2012 The Pelican 954-783-8700 Holiday Park, and is scheduled to get four more. Hollywood has ve with two more on the way. I worked closely with [Dist. 2 County ]Commissioner [Kristen] Jacobs [who spearheaded the program] in making that a reality in our city. There were some issues dealing with right-a-ways but we were able to work those key points out and move forward, said Pompano Mayor Lamar Fisher. Bike-sharing provides an environmentally sustainable and inexpensive mobility option to complement the use of public transportation, walking and ridesharing as alternatives to single occupant vehicle use, said Jacobs in a press release. It allows individuals to have the bene ts of bicycle use, when needed, without having to purchase a bike, store it, or bring it into town or on their vacations. Wilton Manors Commissioner Tom Green said hed like to see Wilton Manors get one or two stations; one at city hall and the other near Five Points. I think it would be a great to get people riding around the bikes more. Lane, an annual pass holder, said shes been able to get a lot of free rides taking short trips from station to station. For annual pass members, the rst half hour is free. Annual passes are $45, a 24-hour pass is $5 and a 7-day pass is $25. The rst half hour, except for annual pass holders is $.50. For 24-hour and 7-day pass customers, the cost of the second half hour and every half hour after is $3. Annual members pay $1 for the second half hour, $2 for the third half hour and $4 for every half hour after that. The max anyone is allowed to spend per day is $65. The cost to replace a lost or stolen bicycle is $1,200. The program is funded through a $311,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation and a partnership with Humana, Trek Bicycle and Crispin Porter. Visit www.broward. bcycle.com for more. BikesContinued from page 16Physical education for middle school kids will be eliminated as a requirement, creating more obesity, having kids without electives and kids, with too much energy, who will no longer have a place to use it. That will create more behavioral problems, creating the illusion that the schools are at fault not the government for coming up with a plan that is anti-student. Those students with learning problems, who have remedial classes in addition to regular classes, and those from families that are poor and cant afford outside sports will be the worst affected. They are the ones who need it most. Medical care and public hospital care is being cut. Millions of dollars have been returned to the Federal government, while people struggle. Our government is punishing people who are poor or struggling. There is already a huge prison population (1 of 7) in Florida. This is increasing with the use of for-pro t prisons. When all other doors are closed, crime remains open. We are creating a new slavery. Is this really the future we want?LetterContinued from page 6Outdoors 1-12 Nature Tots is a one-hour program for children ages 2 to 4 at Fern Forest Nature Center. Meetings are on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Topic this day is Worms. Cost is $5 per session. Fern Forest is located at 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek. Call 954-357-5198. 1-13 Hayride at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $3.50 per person. Call 954-357.Theater1-7 thru 1-29 The Producers, the Tony Award comedy comes to the Tamarac Theatre of Performing Arts, 7143 Pine Island Road, Tamarac Square West Shopping Center. Tickets $25 Call SightingsContinued from page 24

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The Pelican 27 Friday, January 6, 2012 rabbit cacciatore. We pride ourselves on making great-tasting homemade food. Even straightforward items like our Pasta e Fagioli soup with ham hocks is made from scratch. It takes 5 hours to make and we offer a vegetarian version as well, says Bianco who is sincerely preoccupied about offering healthy, seasonally adjusted avorful fare to his customers. With regards to appetizers, a perfect starter to share is the Italian Antipasto with prosciutto di Parma, salami, capicollo, artichoke, provolone, mozzarella, marinated mushrooms, olives, eggplants, roasted red peppers and fresh basil. Traditionalists will also lap up the eggplant rollatini, the Mediterranean salad and the fried calamari with Diavola sauce. On the entre front, our Linguini Calamari with either marinara or white wine sauce is delicious while the Vongole version with clams is extremely popular as well, says Executive Chef Enzo Addario. Meat and poultry lovers will enjoy veal and chicken in a variety of preparations such as Marsala with mushrooms, Francaise with lemon butter sauce, Parmigiana with cheesy tomato sauce and Sorrentino with white wine Pomodoro. We have a good balance of sh and meat dishes. For example, the wild caught grilled salmon and the yellow tail snapper are excellent while our Osso Bucco is out of this world! adds Bianco. And since we are happy to accommodate guests with dietary preferences, we offer a wide range of organic, glutenfree and vegetarian options as well. We strongly encourage guests to take their time and not feel rushed in any way, says Bianco who wants his customers to feel at home in this supremely quaint trattoria. In keeping with a long established tradition, Hot Tomatoe will continue to offer its monthly -Wine Nights (next one on January 10th!) whereby guests enjoy a complete 3 course meal paired with 3 speci cally selected wines. Most regular entres are in the $16 to $20 range with slightly more expensive options in the specialty section. A daily early bird menu is available. The bar menu offers 12 dishes at $6 apiece and Happy Hour beer and wines are half price. House wines by the liter are $26 with a selection of Italian whites and reds. There is weekly live entertainment and plenty of free parking. Take-out is available and catering is offered for events of all sizes. And be sure to try one of the many desserts such as tiramisu, chocolate cake or cannoli. Buon appetito! Hot TomatoeContinued from page 15 Fish lovers will greatly enjoy the grilled wild caught salmon topped with roasted garlic and sundried tomato cream sauce. [Photos by Malcolm McClintock] New owner Tony Bianco and Executif Chef Enzo Addario show off the delightful Hot Tomatoe Osso Bucco.

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