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Friday, January 13, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 2 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 LHP Condo Connection wants closer link to city hallBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – Lighthouse Gardens North resident Joe DeBuvitz thinks condominium dwellers here should be represented on the city commission. “No one on the board lives in a condo,” DeBuvitz said this week. “How do they know what goes on with us?” His worst-case example occurred a while back when Waste Management, See LHP CONDOS on page 14 Housing Authority board: Poitier’s name staysBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach – DB Housing Authority commissioners acted swiftly last week and rejected Michael Weiss’ recommendation that Sylvia Poitier’s name be removed from their building. Poitier, a former city and county commissioner, has been convicted of four misdemeanors and this week was sentenced to one year of probation and a $1,000 ne. It was her in uence and knowledge of government funding that led to the construction of the Sylvia Poitier Business Skills Center at 533 S. Dixie Highway 13 years ago. Weiss said Poitier’s legal troubles merited the removal of her name. He said he was requested to bring theSee POITIER on page 19City honors re ghter By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach -Funeral services for Pompano Beach Fire ghter William “Bill” Elliott will be held today, Jan. 13 at 12:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 2401 West Cypress Creek Road in Fort Lauderdale. The funeral is open to the public. Fire ghter/EMT Bill Elliott, 49, died in the line of duty Jan. 6 when he fell from the top of a 100-foot aerial re truck at Pompano Fire Station 61 on Northwest Third Avenue during a training exercise. Bill Elliott served 22 years as a re ghter with the city and is the department’s rst on-duty death. In a memo to the city, Pompano Beach Fire Chief Harry Small said, “Bill was one of the most competent and capable re ghters on the job and was known and loved by everyone who served with him.” Bill was previously with the Lighthouse Point Fire Department for seven years making him a 29-year veteran. Bill’s brother, John, works for Boca Raton Fire Rescue. A viewing was held this week at First Baptist Church 138 NE 1 St. in Pompano Beach. Today, prior to the Chapel services, there will be an of cial re service funeral procession honoring Bill Elliot which will begin at southwest corner of Citi Center in Pompano Beach. Staging for the procession takes place from 7 to 9 a.m today and will begin shortly after. The funeral procession will pass in front of Pompano Beach City Hall, 100 West Atlantic Boulevard where city, re and BSO employees will pay their respects. Funeral procession begins today at 9 a.m. Wilton Manors moves to regulate pain clinicsBy Michael d’Oliveira PELICAN STAFFWilton Manors – As many Broward cities keep their moratoriums on new pain management clinics in place, Wilton Manors of cials have decided to do business with them. On Tuesday, commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance that will allow new pain management clinics to apply for a license to operate See PAIN CLINICS on page 20 Fire union and city resolve their issues and avoid impasse hearing By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park – A full hearing by the Oakland Park City Commission wasn’t needed after all, since the city and Metro Broward Professional Fire ghters Local 3080 resolved impasse issues and reached agreement Monday. Jim Cherof, the attorney representing the city manager’s bargaining team in negotiations, See UNION on page 25

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2 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 2012 By Judy WilsonPelican staffHillsboro Beach – Planning consultant Walter Keller is undertaking a review of the town’s zoning code to update it. Keller said changes in the size of residences and the amount and kind of equip-Overhaul of zoning code may ease building restrictionsment required for these homes are causing builders to seek a number of variances. In addition, the code carries some heavy permit fees for minor installations. Keller submitted an initial report to commissioners this week saying the variances most requested concern docks and setbacks. He is making suggestions for the commissioners’ review that concern the docks, balconies, pool boundaries, equipment and fence setbacks, permitted guesthouses and changes in the fee schedule. He asked for commission input with mixed reaction from the board. Commissioner Javier Garcia said the matter should be “tackled for the future. Fees that are too high don’t encourage development,” he said. Commissioner Jim Lambert was reluctant to spend money for a total rewrite of the code. “There are only handful of lots left to build on,” he said. Commissioner Claire Schubert said, “In the long run we will save time if we spend time now.” Mayor Dan Dodge agreed. “The recommendations have strong merit. Maybe we can sum them up at the next meeting.”Traf c alert Hillsboro Beach Builders of a massive mansion at 935 Hillsboro Mile got permission this week to work 24-hours a day installing underground utilities at the building site. A representative of Coastal Homes asked commissioners Tuesday for extended work hours to reduce an anticipated eightto -10 day traf c tieup on A1A. The work being done may also impact traf c ow over the Hillsboro Inlet Bridge, commissioners were told. Commissioners extended work hours, excluding weekends, to reduce the time by half the time to bury the lines. Signs on Federal Highway warn motorists of the delay. The work is scheduled for mid-February, “the busiest time of the year,” Mayor Dan Dodge noted.

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The Pelican 3 Friday, January 13, 2012 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. 1-13 – Friday talent social at Sol Children’s Theater from 6 to 8 p.m. at 3333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. 561-447-8829. 1-13 – Hayride at Quiet Waters Park 401 S. Powerline Road, Deer eld Beach, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $3.50 per person. 954-357-5100. 1-14 – The Wilton Manors Friends of the Library will have its book tent event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFF Deer eld Beach – Kiku Martinson was installed chair of the Deer eld Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors last week. Martinson heads up a sales force of more than 100 associates at Campbell and Rosemurgy Real Estate. She laid out an “aggressive Martinson takes gavel at DB Chamber of Commerceagenda” for her term. “We will take the chamber to a new level of respect and recognition in the community. The direction has been set. The rest is up to us. It is an exciting time to come together and make this direction a reality,” Martinson said. Among Martinson’s initiatives are a new member advantage program, planning a better relationship with city of cials, holding educational seminars for business people and publishing a member directory. Also installed were directors Carlo Barbieri, Brazilian Business Group; Jillian Lopapa, Whale Raw Bar; Chip Chapman, Deer eld Beach Hilton; Larry DeVille, Fast-Teks Onsite Computer Services; John Esposito, Advanced Insurance Underwriters; Bill Heaton, The Pelican newspaper; Rick Jorden, JM Family Enterprises; Carole Kriete, Choice Mortgage; John Lombardi, Manufacturer Direct Eyewear; Jim Lusk, Observer newspaper; Dave Mirantz, Bank United; Pat Murphy, attorney; Ted Smith, New Eyes Marketing; Gordon Vatch, Printing Xcetera; Danielle Williams, Oceans 234; Todd Wolf, A&S Total Cleaning. The chamber is presently building its 2012 membership directory to be pubished early this year. Businesses wishing to advertise should call Larry D’Ville, 954-4271050 or email director@ deer eldchamber.com See SIGHTINGS on page 4

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4 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 2012 By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach –Boys & Girls Club CEO Brian Quail asked city of cial Tuesday to consider a long-term agreement that would allow the Stephanis Club to build a charter school on its cityowned property. The club has been leasing 9.5 acres at 212 NW 16 St. for after-school activities Stephanis Boys & Girls Club aims for charter school, but city of cials already concerned about decline in schoolssince 1973. The annual rate is $10. Pompano resident Vincente Thrower was opposed to the request. “The land is zoned for parks and recreation,” Thrower said. “Blanche Ely just became an “A” school. Has anyone given any thought as to what this could do to the surrounding schools?” Enthusiasm for the request waned as commissioners took shots at the idea. “There is already a decline in student population in Broward,” said Commissioner Barry Dockswell. “Our schools are exposed to closure.” Quail responded that the population “decline has been supported by parents making choices for their children.” Greg Jones, director of the Pompano Beach club, said he heard the message and he doesn’t anticipate a charter school on the property in the near future. “The commissioners were not impressed because of the other schools [near the club]. But we will do something with the land.” One idea for the remaining acreage on the lot was to build playing elds for the community. Drive. There will be books and audio and video materials for sale. Money raised helps bene t the city’s library. 954566-9019. The city will be holding its monthly yard sale at the same time and place. 1-14 – State of the Dream Banquet at 6:30 p.m at the E. Pat Larkins Civic Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano See SIGHTINGS on page 11SightingsContinued from page 3

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The Pelican 5 Friday, January 13, 2012 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors – As commissioners delayed a vote to allow public parking spaces to be used by valets, Wilton Drive’s parking problems still continue. On Tuesday, commissioners voted 3 to 2 to table an ordinance that would have allowed valet companies to use up to 30 parking spaces at Hagen Park. Those spaces, according to city staff are the least revenue producers. “Thirty spots is not going to do it. 300 is what we need,” said Commissioner Scott Newton. Paul Hugo, owner of The Manor, said the city should hold a charrette about parking. Hugo is the latest in a long line of residents, business owners and city of cials who have called for the city to do something to solve the problem. “We have been workshopping this since 2002,” said Commissioner Julie Carson. Many solutions have been proposed but few have gotten past the drawing board. A public/private parking garage and a city takeover of Wilton Drive were among them. And those that did make it, including installing meters to generate money for parking improvements, have been met with criticism. Last month, commissioners approved a solution that may nally provide some relief. Of cials voted to borrow $1.1 million to purchase land on the north end of Wilton Drive that, in combination with another lot, would provide an estimated 40 to 50 more spaces. Bob Mays, nance director, said the city is looking to acquire a property located near the corner of Northeast 26 Street and Northeast 8 Terrace, across from Kids In Distress, which owns the adjacent lot. Mays said the city wants to lease Kids In Distress’ property and make both properties into one paved lot. Until then, the city and businesses will have to work with the spaces they have. Vice Mayor Tom Green and Commissioner Ted Galatis, who voted against tabling the ordinance, said it was just one tool to solve the overall parking problem. Adequate parking still eludes Wilton DriveSee WILTON DRIVE on page 11

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6 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 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 2 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Letters & OpinionsBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLBTS – Voters have one race on the ballot Jan. 31, a calm election for this town. Mark Brown and Edmund Malkoon are vying for Commission Seat 3. Incumbent Birute Ann Clottey did not seek re-election. Brown, 60, moved to LBTS in 2003. In 2007, unhappy with what he considered con icts of interest and bullying from the commission dais, he and a few others started the ByTheSeaFuture newspaper. “We gave them a whole year, and the more I watched, the angrier I got,” Brown says. “It touches my button when I see government of cials acting that way.” Why is he running today? “Finally, things are good, and I want to keep things going forward. Now the commissioners engage each other, but it’s not personal. There are no more bullying threats and no more favoritism.” As Brown campaigns door-to-door, he said people seem happy with the way things are going. “They don’t even want to talk about the past,” he said. Brown served 26 years as chief of staff for two Democratic congressmen and as a reporter for Grif n-Larrabee Newspaper Bureau covering Capitol Hill and the White House. He is a graduate of George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He says he would bring experience, knowledge and integrity to the dais. As volunteer editor of ByThe Sea Future, Brown said he deliberately Brown, Malkoon square off for seat 3 in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea be done to enhance it visually, maybe a tree-lined corridor or widening the sidewalks. I doubt the owners would be willing to invest a lot of money. I would go really slow with any major redesign and start with some sort of beauti cation. Somebody hit me with an idea that when you cross the bridge going east, have some kind of arch. That would be cool, so you would know you’re in LBTS.” The town is considering eliminating four employees who collect money from town meters and oversee parking and hiring a private company for the job. That will save taxpayers an estimated $96,500. What’s your position? Malkoon“It’s not such a clear-cut decision. We have residents who have been long-time employees, who have served us very well. The parking fund pays for itself with meter revenues and tickets. “(The parking supervisor) has said she would retire if the commission stays with town employees. I want to save wherever we can, but I want to be sure we protect existing employees. .(The supervisor earns $57,757 a year.)” “In theory, privatization is good, and the company will try to keep existing employees at a reduced rate.”Brown“If the government can provide better quality of services at less cost, then we have a responsibility to do that. I will look at every opportunity to rebid a contract or outsource something if the facts justify it. My philosophy is we have the responsibility to provide the best quality service at the lowest cost. That’s not always the lowest bidder.”Should the town do more to build tourism? Malkoon“There de nitely needs to be a greater effort. I would like to see the chamber of commerce more active, and businesses taking the lead. We need to promote diving. A faade program is needed to revitalize some of the hotels. We need to do something with the two large sites (one at Pine Avenue and A1A and the other at the south end of town.) Once they’re redeveloped, we will see See LBTS CANDIDATES on page 7didn’t join organizations. But he served as president of North Beach Civic Association (2004-2010), and he is presently a board member and secretary of the Corniche condominium. “The newspaper was my volunteer service. I put in thousands of hours of service [at the newspaper] for ve years.” He stepped down as editor when he decided to run for of ce. Malkoon, 36, is a lifelong resident of the area and lives in his family home in Bel-Air. He is a Realtor and insurance agent. He attended Broward College and Florida Atlantic University, majoring in business, international nance and marketing. He says he knows nance, contracts and how to negotiate. Malkoon is co-chair of the LBTS Master Plan Steering committee, past president, current vice president of Bel-Air Civic association. Lifetime member of Assumption Catholic Church. Member of Chamber of Commerce and Property Owner’s Association. As he campaigns door-to-door, Malkoon said he nds “People are more or less content.” He says he’s proud of the fact that he’s never been a combatant and says he volunteers for community events “because I thought that was the civic thing to do. Residents know that and feel they’ll get equal representation. They don’t feel that way about my opponent.” “I have support from both sides, and I’m a unifying force,” Malkoon said. “That’s what the town needs, someone they feel comfortable with.” Malkoon was referring to two groups, Unite Our Town and the Citizen’s Initiative Committee, neither of which has endorsed a candidate Asked why he is running Malkoon said, “I have a long history with the town and volunteering on town boards and with civic organizations. I go to the meetings. I have done a lot for the town. (My opponent) hasn’t really been involved with volunteering or serving on boards. I grew up here, and I want to be part of the decisionmaking.” Brown and Malkoon are single. The Pelican asked each candidate the following questions:What are your views on the efforts to revitalize Commercial Boulevard from Bougainvilla Drive east to the beach pavilion? Malkoon“The area could be spruced up, made more pedestrian-friendly and greener, with open vistas to the beach. Business owners want wider sidewalks for cafes. There’s talk about changing parking from angled to parallel. It’s a good project. Something needs to be done with the large hotels on the north and south end of El Mar to revitalize business and increase foot traf c. “There will be more public input sessions. Like everything else we do, we have to pay attention to the cost/bene t and make sure it will be worthwhile.”Brown“A consensus has been reached to move forward, which in itself is very signi cant. There’s still a hard core of people who want to put a dome over the town… in the hope it will stay the same. “On Commercial, business owners want to do something. We should plan this thing out for as long as it takes until there is consensus with businesses. I will keep an eye on the money. I don’t really want to spend a lot of public funds on private business. I will spend some if there is cohesive plan and public bene t.” How can the town help businesses west of A1A?Malkoon“That’s very tricky. You have to create a pedestrian feel and some sort of attraction to get people to walk to the west side. It could be a retail mix with seating areas.”Brown“There are some things that could Brown Malkoon

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The Pelican 7 Friday, January 13, 2012 They both support the Pelican Hopper despite its low ridership. Both said they are proponents of mass transit. Malkoon did have an issue with the Hopper’s erratic schedule. “You can’t rely on it if you have to be somewhere,” he said. Do you have other major campaign more interest. We could bring hotel experts in to advise hotel owners and be proactive in going after established companies.”Brown“I’m real lukewarm on this. I’m not all that excited about spending public funds on marketing. I don’t see giving public money away to private businesses without some nancial participation from them or ground rules where they’re engaged.” Both candidates agreed that hiring beach lifeguards, at an estimated cost of $1 million is too costly for this small town.issues? Malkoon“Sewer fees will be an issue. We’ve changed methodology for sewer charges from Pine Avenue south, and many hotels had a 200 percent increase in rates. Areas needing sewer repairs aren’t as bad as thought in the south part of town. Costs will be about $1 million, and the town has $1.8 million in the sewer fund. We need to determine what can be done to make rates more equitable, maybe doing a rate decrease. We have to leave some funds in the reserve.” Brown“I will try to get public bathrooms in the beach area. There are prefab, portable bathrooms that are cool looking. All we have to do is lay a concrete slab. Let’s try it for a while. If one area doesn’t work, they can be moved to another. “Ethics is one of the cornerstones of my campaign. While it’s not an issue with the current commission, I support a code of ethics and code of personal conduct for commissioners. The code commits me to treating people with respect. I am going to set the kind of example people expect of public of cials.”LBTS CandidatesContinued from page 6

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8 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 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. Plumbers Marty Schreiver, John Krobatsch, Sonya Herzlich, of ce manager; Dave Krobatsch, Mike Krobatsch and Daniel Ackerman. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Leaking pipes? Clogged toilets? Flooding? Calls to John the Plumber have brought a quick response and satisfactory solutions to customers ever since he opened in 1979. Mike Krobatsch sat down with The Pelica n to talk about the family business. “Our grandfather started the business in New Jersey. Dad opened in this area in 1979. Now that he’s gone the family business is in the third generation and is run by my two brothers, David and John, and myself. All three of us are state and master certi ed plumbers. We service residential and commercial accounts with ve, fully equipped trucks on the road. We’re just a phone call away. We do have a home base at 1571 SW 3 Street in Pompano Beach where Sonya, our of ce manager, stays in constant contact with us. We have a combined experience of over 100 years, so there isn’t much we haven’t seen or handled. In addition to xing problems we also install plumbing for new housing and structures being remodeled.” Mike says he and his brothers are very proud to be highly rated by Andy’s list, YELP and the Better Business Bureau. “With so many people accessing the internet,” he points out, “consumers can go to rating services to see what others say about a company’s work. I know I use the service. I check to see what the rating services have to say about every company I use and even any new restaurant my wife and I decide to try.” Mike, a very likeable young man, is an FAU graduate with a degree in nance and business. With an easy smile he says, “I put my knowledge to work as the operations manager of the business, as well as being a working plumber. I love my career because I like dealing with people, being in so many different places in a day and facing different challenges. We learn from each other and swap solutions and ideas at early morning meetings Started in 1979, John the Plumber, gets high marks for customer satisfaction from the rating services every day.” John the Plumber services Broward and South Palm Beach counties. The three brothers are all master plumbers. The other two plumbers are journeymen with over ten years experience each. “We’ve seen a lot of changes over the years,” Mike says. Pipes used to be cast iron and galvanized. They eventually rust and leak so we now replace them with PVC piping which is plastic and claims to last for 1,000 years. I guess none of us will be around to check that claim out,” he laughed. “When it comes to toilets, tubs, sinks and faucets, we can x or replace all of them with the newest designs from Moen, Delta, Kohler, See JOHN THE PLUMBER on page 9 Knee replacement seminar at Imperial PointFort Lauderdale Dr. Michael T. Reilly, a member of the Broward Orthopedic Specialists team of board certi ed and fellowship trained orthopedic physicians, will discuss the latest medical technology for patients who require total knee replacement due to osteoarthritis. Dr. Reilly is the rst to perform the robotic total knee replacement procedure using Apex Robotic Technology. The procedure allows for increased accuracy of implant placement, helps implants last longer, and can reduce the patient’s recovery time. The seminar takes place Jan. 25 at 3:30 p.m. Imperial Point Medical Center is located at 6401 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-7597400.Low cost pet vaccinations LBTS – Walgreens and the Pet Stop will hold the rst of four pet clinics from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at 4319 N. Ocean Drive. Vaccines for pets will be offered. Town commissioners approved a special event permit for the events at Tuesday’s meeting. Clinics also are planned for Feb. 19, March 24 and April 22. For information, call 954-776-1292 or 305-669-6864.Vision center offers service, repairsLBTS – A ribbon-cutting ceremony of Optical by the Sea is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 234 Commercial Blvd., #103. The rm offers sales, service, repairs and low vision supplies. Prescriptions can be faxed or emailed. House calls are offered for those who have dif culty getting out. Call 954-491-5818.

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The Pelican 9 Friday, January 13, 2012 Grohi, Toto and any other quality product being manufactured.” He went on to say, “We get a lot of calls about a leak in one room which often traces back to a bathroom in need of a new shower pan. This usually entails a tile wall replacement. We have a tile expert who works with us. The actual pan replacement is fairly easy. The problem lies in getting to it.” “Water saver toilets are the newest solution for water conservation,” Mike says. “You can not get the old fashioned 3 gallon ush toilet. Federal requirements are now 1.6 gallons or less per ush. Broward County residents are offered a rebate for every new toilet purchased with a ‘water sense’ label.” Another piece of news from Mike. “Water heaters will soon be a thing of the past. They are now being replaced by tankless electric or gas heaters that heat on demand. The local natural gas company in this area is Teco Peoples Gas which will install a gas line to your home free if the owner installs two xtures such as a tankless water heater, stove type dryer or generator. This is the most common conversion we are now doing. It’s very popular because of the rebates which can be found on the Teco web site.” John the Plumber has a lot of loyal, long time customers like Russ and Georgia Murphy. “We’ve used them many times over the years and they’ve always been great. They are prompt, ef cient and reasonable,” Georgia says. Her husband, Russ, calls out, “We had an emergency water line breakage recently and they were here in an hour xing it. It’s wonderful when a business does what it says it will. John the Plumber does just that.” In Boca, Russell Sorg agrees. “We’ve been doing business with John the Plumber for 15 to 20 years and have always had a good experience. We’re pleased with the quality of their work, response time and prices. I’m glad to recommend them.” Asked if this is still a good career choice, Mike says enthusiastically, “Yes it is. There’s always a need. It’s hard and heavy work so the eld is not too attractive to women, but there are women plumbers. It would be cool to have one. Most plumbers learn through a combination of trade school and in the eld work. To become a master plumber one must work in the trade, under supervision, for ve years and then pass an 18 hour, 2-day exam. Our Krobatsch family hopes to be starting our fourth generation in the company soon. Construction is picking up. People are investing in their homes again and that’s good news for everyone. We probably will be putting another one or two additional trucks on the road soon, because the need is there.” Call 954-781-4823.John the Plumber Continued from page 8

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10 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 2012 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-783-8700. Green Market BarkA-PaloozaPompano Beach This Saturday, Green Market vendors welcome canine pals for treats and a bath with all proceeds benefiting No Paw Left Behind, a rescue non-profit organization. There will be prizes for the best-dressed dog and for those dogs who perform the best tricks. GreenMarket Pompano provides fresh vegetables, fruit, homemade baked goods, hand-crafted soaps and much more for the Saturday gourmets. The market is held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of West Atlantic Boulevard and Dixie Highway. Call 954-260-3136.Back to the good ol’ daysSing the songs of the 50s and 60s with this Brooklyn husband and wife duo at the Herb Skolnick Community Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. Tickets are $12. Call 954-786-4590. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFWhen Mayor Lamar Fisher presented the Citizen of the Year award to Gwen Leys, everyone cheered. The mayor told The Pelican “I cannot think of any one person who more deserves this recognition. Gwen devotes 24 hours-a-today to others. She wears more hats than anyone I know and she wears every one of them well.” Gwen’s record has seldom been equaled when it comes to her endless gifts of time and talent to so many worthy endeavors over many years. Flushed with pleasure at her award, Leys says, “I come from a family that was totally involved in the community and the church. I’ve made the choice to take the same path as my parents and siblings. My husband, Richard, grew up in the leadership program of the YMCA and the two of us share the same values to serve. He helps me in all Gwen Leys named 2011 Citizen of the Year by Pompano Beach city commissionersof my activities. Because we volunteer together, it has become the way we spend our free time. And to us, nothing could be more gratifying.” Gwen is an RN-BSN, working full time as a certi ed behavioral health nurse for Comprehensive Home Care, a Medicare provider in Fort Lauderdale. “I do home visits and manage my own schedule so I am able to handle my case load in the most ef cient way possible,” she explains. “I often work on holidays and weekends in order to have free time to be on hand for the many meetings I schedule or need to attend.”Coast Guard AuxiliaryBoth Gwen and Richard have served this important volunteer group which works closely with the Coast Guard in patrolling the Florida coastline and protecting the huge boating community. Active since 1993, Gwen has been the public affairs specialist, served as secretary to the executive board of the South Florida CG Association and been a committee member for the gala ball. As president of the Division Captain’s Association, District 7 Advocate, she explains her role. “As an advocate, I attempt to resolve con icts that occur in a very large area including Florida, several other southern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It’s a demanding job which utilizes all of my assessment skills to problem solve.”Pompano Beach ChamberGwen has just nished her term as chairman of the board. She and Richard have the See GWEN LEYS on page 15 Gwen and Richard Leys prepare for the Blessing of the Fleet.

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The Pelican 11 Friday, January 13, 2012 advertising? IT’S PART OF DOING BUSINESS. CALL US. 954-783-8700. “We have more important things to do than talk about parking. We have got to act on parking,” said Green. Other of cials were skeptical of the plan. Mayor Gary Resnick said he was against allowing a company to use public property to meet their parking requirements. “I see problems with a private company using public land to make a pro t,” said City Manager Joseph Gallegos. Private valet companies are currently operating along the Drive in privately-owned parking spaces.Wilton DriveContinued from page 5Currently, the city requires businesses to provide a certain number of parking spaces depending on size. If business owners can’t provide enough spaces, one alternative is to pay the city a fee earmarked to fund future improvements. Out of the Closet paid $90,000 to make up for a lack of parking. Galatis suggested allowing businesses to use valet to satisfy a certain percentage of their parking requirements. Newton said businesses shouldn’t be relying on the city for parking. “You’re hanging your hat on something the city might do? That should be asinine.” The valet issue is scheduled to be addressed again at the Feb. 28th meeting. “I just want people to come to Wilton Manors and say something besides ‘there’s no parking,’” said Green. Beach. 954-871-6353. 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. 1-17 – The City of Wilton Manors holds a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, regarding the three referendum questions that will be on the Jan. 31 ballot. 954390-2100 1-18 – The Oakland Park Kiwanis Club holds its meeting at 7:30 a.m. at Peter Pan Diner, 1216 E. Oakland Park, Blvd., Oakland Park. The club meets every Wednesday. 954-566-9957. 1-18 – The Wilton Manors Kiwanis Club will be having a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at its clubhouse, 2749 NE 14th Ave., Wilton Manors. The club meets every Wednesday. 954-444-4815. 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 School Museum, 232 NE 2nd Street, Deer eld Beach. Admission is free. 954-4290378. 1-18 – Our Art By The Sea meets at 7 p.m. at Lauderdale-By-TheSee SIGHTINGS on page 12 SightingsContinued from page 4

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12 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 2012 Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700 Sea Community Church Friedt Family Fellowship Hall, 4433 Bougainvillea Drive, Lauderdale-By-TheSea. Lee Sky will discuss Woodworking. Admission is free. 954-594-0444. 1-19 – “Coney Island Baby” music from the 50s and 60s will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Herb Skolnick Community Center, 600 SW 36th St., Pompano Beach. 954786-4590. 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. 1-19 – The Rotary Club of Oakland Park/Wilton Manors meets at 5:30 p.m. at Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill, 4711 North Dixie Highway, Oakland Park. Club meets every Thursday. 954491-6158. 1-19 – The Wilton Manors Historical Society holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the commission chambers at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 954-566-9019. 1-20 – The Oakland Park Friends of the Library will have a book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oakland Park Library, 1298 NE 37th Street. Proceeds will bene t the library. 954-630-4370. See SIGHTINGS on page 25SightingsContinued from page 11

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The Pelican 13 Friday, January 13, 2012 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach – A lot of people were the links to Paul Surrette’s survival two months ago when he collapsed on a Century Village tennis court. First, his tennis buddies gave him CPR, then security crews from the Village came armed with an Automatic External De brillator, or AED, which they applied. Then came Deer eld Beach It took a team and a mechanical device to save a lifeFire Rescue and nally emergency room nurses and doctors. As he brought Surrette to the podium Tuesday night, Fire Chief Chad Brocato said, “The net result is Mr. Paul Surrette, a life saved.” Surrette is looking and feeling ne these days after receiving a pacemaker. Tuesday he thanked all those who helped him through his ordeal. He stood with his wife Mary who said, “Our 46th wedding anniversary is coming up. Without this device (the AED), things would have been bad.” Brocato believes that too. The AED is one of the mostSEE SAVE ON PAGE 24Mary and Paul Surrette with DB Fire Chief Chad Brocto

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14 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 2012 the city’s garbage collector, raised the rates by 10 percent. Condo residents weren’t noti ed, DeBuvitz said, until they got their bills. To rectify this divide, DeBuvitz submitted his name to ll temporarily the seat made vacant by Chip LaMarca’s election to the county commission. He wasn’t chosen, but his complaint reached the ears of Mayor Fred Schorr who advised him to create a master condominium association. So DeBuvitz did it. He is the coordinator of what he calls The Condo Connection. The second meeting of the group will be Monday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. at Dixon Ahl Hall. A journalist with expertise in condo law will speak. The rst meeting in November drew the of cers and directors from 12 condominium complexes in the city. One of the goals of The Condo Connection is to get more condo citizens out to commission meetings to see rsthand what is on the agendas. DeBuvitz and Connection secretary Barbara Murtha are the only ‘of cers’ so far but in the future DeBuvitz says they might organize further. In the meantime, his complaint about being left out of city business has resulted in much better communication from Schorr and City Administrator John Lavisky, DeBuvitz said this week. LHP CondosContinued from page 1By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFBroward – Play golf for the Fallen Heroes Fund, an organization that helps children of Broward Sheriff Of ce, or BSO, re ghters and deputies killed in the line of duty. The tournament is set for Jan. 28 at the Deer eld Country Club, 50 Fairway Drive, Deer eld Beach. Cost is $125 per golfer which includes the play, lunch, raf es, hole-in-one contests and prizes. The shotgun start begins at 10 a.m. This round of golf will bring some relief to children left without a parent. Says Captain Rick Wierzbicki, “If one of these children needs help whether it be an emergency medical issue, school supplies, clothes or college tuition, we help. The foundation is open to anything on a case by case need. We When they’re not catching the bad guys, BSO is helping some good ones See BSO on page 16

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The Pelican 15 Friday, January 13, 2012 co-chaired for the Holiday Boat Parade for the past 10 years. She says, “It still gives me goose bumps to see the magical line up of boats each year. Our volunteers and chamber employees put in a terri c effort for a smooth sail. This year will be our 50th anniversary so we want to make it special.” This year she chairs Pompano History Day in the North Broward Leadership. Kiwanis ClubAs a member for the past seven years, Gwen has served as president and is now Lt. Governor for 14 North Broward Clubs. She says, “I’ve just signed on for a ve-year commitment as multi division coordinator for Kiwanis International Eliminate project, an effort to eliminate maternal neo natal tetanus in third world countries. Kiwanis is partnering with UNICEF, and I’m the area coordinator responsible for training the grass roots effort. It’s such a worthy goal, I just couldn’t turn this job down. It deserves to be done.”Pompano Has HeartThis group is the brain child of Mayor Lamar Fisher and BSO Major William Knowles. Gwen serves as its secretary. “We raise funds and collect supplies for the earthquake victims in Haiti. We contributed to the Kiwanis Christmas in July for 2,000 homeless children. We participated the BS0 Children’s holiday party, the SOS Children’s Village party in Coconut Creek and other local events.” If that isn’t more than enough, Gwen is active in St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Cypress Civic Association, the Elks Club and the Lighthouse Point Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She’s is the mother of Holly Scott, grandmother to Steffanie Scott and great grandmother to Jazmin and Summer. The Pelican congratulates Gwen Leys, the lady who, it seems, never says “No.”.Gwen LeysContinued from page 10 Richard Leys with his wife, Gwen, Pompano Beach Citizen of the Year and Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher.

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16 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 2012 The Pelican 954-783-8700 are one big family, and we try to do the best we can.” Call 954-849-6422.Pull out the shotguns for Florida Youth RanchesBroward – Marksmen, BSO deputies and other law enforcement persons will take aim at clay traps at the Markham Park Target Range, 16001 W. State Road 7, Sunrise on Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event includes the shoot, a reception and lunch. Shooter fees are $125; a ve-person team is $500. All proceeds bene t the Florida Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. For those who want to attend and have lunch, the charge is $20. Captain Wierzbicki explains that the ranches are all over the state and attendance is free for those young people who are selected to attend. “These are good kids who will learn ranching skills during the summer. They interact with live animals and learn how to actually run a ranch.” Call Colleen Lockwood, at 386688-4336 or clockwood@ youthranches.orgBSOContinued from page 14

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18 The Pelican Friday, January 13, 2012 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – Deerfield Beach Little League is ready to pick up the pieces – again. For the second season, the league is accepting players who would have played in the North Pompano Beach Little League. The league was broken up due to inadequate participation. “North Pompano Little League disbanded so that area got split between us, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Sunrise,” said Brian Johnson, president of Deerfield Beach Little League. In addition to North Pompano, Deerfield Beach Little League also includes Lighthouse Point and Hillsboro Beach. The Deerfield league is open to children and teenagers who live south of the Broward/Palm Beach county line, east of the Florida Turnpike, north of Copans Road from the Turnpike to Federal Highway and Southeast 14 Street Causeway from Federal Highway to the beach. Normally, Johnson said Deerfield usually gets about 325 kids to sign up. But he and Tom Fleming, membership director, anticipate a few more. Try outs are tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Deerfield Beach Middle School, 701 SE DB Little League accepting players from defunct North PB Little League 6tAve. Opening day is Feb. 26. “We’re hoping so. If the word gets out and people will get organized enough to come up to Deerfield and play little league,” said Johnson. “Deerfield [Little League] could never market the people in those areas [before],” said Fleming. Fleming estimated that so far the league had about 160 children signed up but expected most to sign up at the last minute. “We’re probably going to be slammed. Most of the people come in the last couple days.” Keeping the baseball tradition alive in Pompano is Pompano Beach Youth Baseball. Sign-up for Youth Baseball is Jan. 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 Street, Pompano. Youth See LITTLE LEAGUE on page 21

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The Pelican 19 Friday, January 13, 2012 matter before the board by a member of the public. “When someone from the public comes to me, I have to bring it forward. I have no choice,” Weiss said. But housing department chairman Keith Emery saw it differently. “Are you aware of how the residents feel about her? We are supposed to enhance the mission of the board. This does not. She is the heart of this community. I cannot entertain this under my watch.” The four other commissioners present said they would vote against removing Poitier’s name and several members of the public stood up to stand by her. Even a motion to table the agenda item met with resistance. “Kill this issue,” said resident Terry Scott. “Don’t table this. This issue should never come up again.” In other housing authority business, the commission named Deputy Director Ruchelle Hobbs as interim executive director for a sixmonth trial period. Hobbs will take over at the end of the month for Executive Director Pam Davis who resigned to take the helm of the Gainesville Housing Authority. Hobbs, 48, has been with the local agency for 12 years and has worked as Section 8 director, compliance of cer and family self-suf ciency program coordinator. Prior to coming here, she worked for American Express, Great Western Bank and AmeriFirst Bank. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public management from FAU. Her current salary is $56,222. The board delayed setting her new salary until the next meeting in two weeks. Commissioner Sally Potter asked the board to conduct an executive search for Davis’ replacement, but Emery urged that Hobbs be given the trial period and then an evaluation. When Commissioner Weiss asked how Hobb’s performance would be monitored, Emery said he had an idea which he would present at the next meeting. Commissioners also heard from the authority’s accountant David Cornwall who reported the agency is, “very well off nancially” and because of that can expect the Department of Housing and Urban Development to shortfall funding by $115,000 sometime in this scal year. Cornwall said that had been anticipated and budgeted for. Cornwall also reported that the Section 8 housing fund is strong and rent revenues are over budget. “This is unheard of,” Cornwall said. “Occupancy is high and rent collections are good.” Chairman Emery also appointed the law rm of Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol as temporary replacement for Bill Crawford who resigned last week as the Authority’s counsel. Crawford was being paid $225 an hour for his services. CorrectionThe Pelican incorrectly reported last week that Deer eld Beach Housing Authority Director Pam Davis was paid $25,000 in addition to her salary to manage the Palms Townhomes. This fee is paid to the Housing Authority and not to Davis.PoitierContinued from page 1 New 8-week Fee-Support/Lifelong Learning classes being Jan. 23 at the Northeast High School, 700 NE 56 St., Oakland Park. Classes include Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Of ce, Web Design, Drawing, Painting, Sculpting, Golf, Guitar, and more. Fees vary. Call 754-322-1650.Never too late to learn

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20 The Pelican Friday, January 13, 2012 prohibited from buying, storing and dispensing more than 5,000 aggregate unit doses of Schedule II substances per month. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Schedule II includes codeine, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone and opium. Clinics are not allowed to have principals, of cers or pharmacists with criminal convictions in the last 10 years related to drug abuse or controlled substances. Clinics are also required to accept all forms of payment, install cameras and other security measures and ensure that their operations do not cause a nuisance to any nearby residential areas. The law tightens regulations and adds restrictions to these businesses that have caused the state to be called the ‘pill mill’ capital of the nation. “I’m very pleased to get this on the books.” said Mayor Gary Resnick, adding, “Pill mills are not a legitimate business.” At their December meeting, commissioners had approved the ordinance 4 to 1, Commissioner Julie Carson dissenting. On Tuesday, Carson said changes to the ordinance since then made it more streamlined. The city de nes a pain management clinic as a privately owned clinic that advertises pain management services or employs a doctor whose primary function is prescribing medication. According to the Florida Attorney General, a pill mill is a clinic that sells high volumes of controlled substances with little or no regard for ethical or medical standards. Certain healthcare facilities, including those that have doctors who perform surgical procedures or are owned by publicly traded corporations, such as CVS and Walgreens, are exempt from the ordinance. In April of last year, Wilton Manors enacted a 270-day moratorium on issuing new licenses for pain clinics until city staff could come up with a permanent ordinance. Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Margate, North Lauderdale, Tamarac and other cities in Broward have also enacted moratoriums. In December of 2010, after passing multiple moratoriums of its own, Lauderhill banned new pain clinics. Heidi Shafran, director of the community development services department, said new clinics would only be allowed along Oakland Park Boulevard, Wilton Drive, portions of Northeast 26th Street and other business districts. City Manager Joseph Gallegos said a license to operate a clinic would have to be approved before a building permit would be issued. As commissioners discussed the issue, concern over the cost of enforcing it came up. Resnick said the money spent was “well worth it.”Pain ClinicsContinued from page 1 The Model Railroad Flea Market and Swap Meet will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westside Park Recreation Center, 445 SW 2nd street, Deerfield Beach. 954-448-8935 or 954-2607013.Train show

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The Pelican 21 Friday, January 13, 2012 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Little LeagueContinued from page 18Baseball has four leagues: Pony, ages 13 and 14; Bronco, ages 11 and 12; Mustang, ages nine and 10; and Pinto, ages 8 and under. The cost to register for the Deerfield Beach League is $125 for the first child in a family and $100 for every additional child. Children ages six to 18 are eligible to play. a child’s age on April 30 determines his league. Three separate proofs of age and residency are required. Deerfield Beach Little League Baseball is broken up into six leagues: farm league, ages six to eight; minor and major league, ages nine to 12; junior league, ages 13 and 14; senior league, ages 15 and 16; and big league, ages 17 and 18. For more on baseball in Pompano, visit www. pompanobeachyouthbaseball. com or call 954-943-0635. For more on baseball in Deerfield, visit www. deerfieldbeachbaseball.com or call 954-205-5488. Hillsboro Beach The U.S. Coast Guard has started discussions with the Florida Wildlife Service and NOAA National Marine Fishing Services officials regarding the Hillsboro Inlet light’s impact on nesting turtles. The Coast Guard is evaluating the continued operation of the Hillsboro Inlet Entrance Light. In response to these concerns, the Coast Guard is considering three options: discontinuing the operation of the light, obscuring portions of the light or continuing the status quo. Coast Guard officials are requesting comments from local waterways users to determine if mariners still utilize the light for navigational purposes. Any interested party wishing to provide comments should Light at Hillsboro Inlet could go darkcontact: Commander, USCG Seventh District, Brickell Plaza Federal Building, 909 SE 1 Avenue, Miami Florida 33131 Attn: LTJG Andrew Haley at 305 415-6748, or email andrew.s.haley@uscg. mil no later than April 20.

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22 The Pelican Friday, January 13, 2012 Classi eds Call 954-545-0013 Get to know your local Merchants HELP WANTEDFULL SERVICE NAIL TECHNICIAN Needed. With Or Without Following. Pompano Beach The Orange Room Salon. 954-782-8838. 1-27 DRIVER/TOUR GUIDE/ PART TIME. Have Happy & Relaxed Disposition. Good Speaking Voice & Good Driving Record. 954-784-4064. Fort Lauderdale. 1-20 BEAUTY – HAIR STYLIST – NAIL TECH – MASSAGE, FACIALIST. GUARANTEED START WITH 100% COMMISSION. BOCA 954415-4937. 1-13 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 EMPLOYMENTCOMPUTER PROBLEMS? CALL MIKE For Fast 24 Hr Service. Excellent Computer Skills. Hands On Lessons From MBA. Printed Instructions For Problems Provided. 10% Off For 1st Time Customer. Mike Will Make It Happen Or The Service Is FREE! Call 954-6835607. 1-20 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 8-12 Hour Shifts. 954-826-5053. RN –CAREGIVER to work day time – has car. Will Provide Very Good Care For Your Loved One. 954-299-5077. 1-13 I NEED YOUR HELP! You Need Me. I Am A Chef, Dining Room Helper, Bartender, Manager + If You Need My Care Or Dog Care Try Me – 2 Days NO CHARGE. Concetta 754-245-1446. 1-20 HHA/CNA AVAILABLE ASAP To Care For The Elderly In Your Home. References Available. 20 Years Experience. Call 561-809-1350. 1-13SERVICES RETIRED PLUMBING CONTRACTOR Looking For Work. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. CFC 027532. Low Rates. 954-496-6420. 1-13 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 COMPUTER TUTOR – COMPUTER REPAIR – FREE Estimate! 9 Computer Certifications. 25 Years Experience. Call Bill 954-4493681. 2-3 HOUSECLEANING – Responsible Woman With 30 Yrs Housecleaning Experience. Please Call 954-486-7630. 1-13 WATSON PAINTING & WATERPROOFING CO. Interior/Exterior Painting. Res/Comm Pressure Clean Roofs/Decks. Lic/Ins. 954-6500488 Or 954-552-9457. 2-3 HONEST PC EXPERT – Setups, Viruses, Repairs, Upgrades, Networking, Tutoring. Call Andy For A FREE Estimate. 954-857-4846. 1-20 FLASH MOVERS – FREE ESTIMATES/ FLAT Rates By Owner – 30 Years Experience – Moving Done The Right Way! Small Or Large Jobs. No Job Too Dif cult! Additional Home Pickup Service Available – Will Take Good Condition Furniture, Working Order Appliances & Electronics, Knick Knacks, Household Items, Etc, AT NO EXTRA CHARGE Applied To The Move, Call Anytime – 954832-6802. 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 MOORE PLUMBING PLUMBING SERVICES – Big Jobs – Small Jobs. We Do It All. Remodeling & Repairs. Lic. & Insured. C.C. Accepted. Call 954-772-4600. 2-3 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. 1-13 HANDYMAN – PAINTING – CARPENTRY – Pressure Cleaning. Decks! Everything Around The House. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call 561-350-3781. 1-20 HOME/OFFICE REPAIRS By State Certified G.C. Reasonable. CGC025802. More Information Call 954815-1007. GOT JUNK? DUMP TRUCK – CLEANUPS Trees/ Landscape, Yard Fill. Paint/ Pressure Wash/ Roofs/Home Repairs – Welding, Etc. Dave 954-818-9538. 1-13THRIFT STORELUCKY STAR THRIFT 5130 N Federal Hwy. Ft Lauderdale. Great Items At Low Prices From $2 Up. (No Clothing) 954-839-8182, 1-13HOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO 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 LIGHTHOUSE POINT Spacious 2/2 Furnished + Library/Of ce. Breakfast Bar With Den Off Kitchen. Large Covered Patio. Pool. Many Amenities. 954-8182388. 1-13 POMPANO BEACH 3/2 – CENTRAL AIR. Screened Porch. Small Utility Room. $1100 Mo. 620 NE 35 Street. Call Darci 954783-3723. 1-27TIMESHARE FOR SALEJENSEN BEACH TIMESHARE On The OCEAN! 2 BEDROOM WEEK 52. $1,000. Call 954946-6401. 1-13MUSICIANS 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 clarine t players are especially needed. If you enjoy “making music,” call Jim McGonigal, Music Director at 954-647-0700 for more info.SEASONAL RENTALLAUD BY THE SEA Furn. 1/1, 2nd Floor, Beach Access. Seasonal $1,600 Mo Yrly $1,000 Mo. Pool, Gardens, No Smoking/Pets. 954-942-3274 Or 516-474-0951. 1-13 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESNew GREEN technology. New defroster control saves energy in home refrigerators, commercial chillers. Patented. All optical. Simple mfg. Strategic partners needed..www.NewAvionics.Com. 954-568-1991. CO-OP SALESPOMPANO BEACH 1/1 On Water, Dockage Available At Your Door. $59,500. Coldwell Banker – Barbara – 954-6291324. 1-20REAL ESTATE WANTEDI BUY HOUSES!! CASH!! AS IS! QUICK CLOSE! ANY AREA – ANY CONDITION! NO EQUITY OK. CALL NOW 954-914-2355. 1-20CONDOS 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

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The Pelican 23 Friday, January 13, 2012 Classi eds Call 954-545-0013 Pelican Classi eds Can Save You Time& Money 954.783.8700 DEERFIELD BEACH 2/2 Completely Redone. Granite Kitchen, New Cabinets. S.S. Appliances. 20” Porcelain Tile Floors. Travistine Stone Baths. Freshly Painted. 1st Floor. Less Than A Mile To Beach. $84,900. Call 631-873-8715. 1-20 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 LEISUREVILLE – BACK ON MARKET! Buyer Did Not Qualify. Immaculate Furnished 2/2 $25,900. Joe Ryan Broker 954-638-9656. 1-13 SUPERB DIRECT INTRACOASTAL VIEW – 2/2 Updated Condo. Low Maintenance. No Realtors Please. 954-304-4518 J Peasley / Better Homes & Garden RE. 2-3 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. 2-3CONDOS FOR RENTDEERFIELD BEACH Waterfront Furnished 2/2, Huge Balcony. Awesome View! Heated Pool, Cable, Covered Parking. No Pets Or Realtors. Good Credit Required. Annual $1100. Also NON Waterfront – Annual. 2/2 $800 $825. Call 631-885-3342. 1-20 POMPANO DIRECT WATER ANNUAL RENTAL: 2/2, 1438 sf, $1,600/Mo. Call Walt 954461-1012. Others Available. Blacksmith Realty. 1-27 LAUDERDALE BY THE SEAAcross From Beach. Near Sea Watch. 1 Bedroom – Den – 2 Baths. Pool, W/D In Unit. $1075 Per Mo. Yrly. 1st – Last – Sec. Or Seasonal 5 Mo min. $1595/Mo. No Smoking. Call 954-942-5642. 1-20 OCEAN 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 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 UNFURNISHED APT. $700 Per Month. 1st And Security. Call 954-785-7270. 1-20 POMPANO 1/1 E OF FEDERAL – SMALL COMPLEX. Very Clean. No Pets. $650 Month Yearly. Call Barbara 954-2637129. 1-13 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 RENTDEERFIELD/POMPANO BEACH 1 BR & 2 BR APTS FOR RENT. Remodeled, Paint, Tile, Etc. W & D On Site. Pool. Pet Friendly. Call George 954809-5030. 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 – 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. 3-9 COMMERCIAL 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. 1-13FURNITUREBEDSETS – King $180 – Queen $130 – Full $110 – Twin $90. 5 Pc. Bedroom Set $399. Frames $39. 954-465-6498. 1-13MEDICALMEDICAL LIFT CHAIR (BROWN) Excellent Condition. Asking $250. Pompano Beach. Please Call 954-781-2563. COLLECTIBLESJAEGER AND LE COULTRE WATCHES, CLOCKS, Any Kind – Any Condition Wanted By Collector. Call Dirk 954709-0191. 1-20GARAGE SALESNE FT LAUDERDALE – 1442 NE 56 Court. Sat & Sun 9am-4pm. Moving Out Of State. Bedroom Sets, Sofa’s, Futon, Dining & Patio Sets, Desk, Dishes. ALL MUST GO!! 1-13MUSICAL INSTRUMENTSVintage Rogers 3 piece drum set, snare, mounted tom and bass drum. $300 obo. 954-647-0700 2/3MUSICAL ITEMSBABY GRAND PIANO $1,200 FIRM. CALL 954-783-8700. ORGAN for SALE – Excellent condition. $400. Call 9542950194. POOL BUILDING – BLOCK FROM BEACH. Bright Spacious Apartments w/Tile Flooring, Newer Kitchens. 1 Bedroom Apt $999/Month & Extra Large 1 Bedroom Apt. $1075/Month. Include: WI-FI, Cable, Water & Coin Laundry. Also Available Studio Unit, Unfurnished Includes Electric: $689/Month – Small Pet Considered. Owner/Agent Contact 954-608-7368. Seasonal Rates Are Available In Deer eld Beach Building. 1-20STUDIOS – 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. 1-13 OUTDOOR STORAGEDEERFIELD BEACH OUTDOOR STORAGE For Boats, RV’s, Commercial Vehicles & More. Call Chris At 954-520-1777. 2-3 Call us! The Pelican. 954.783.8700

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24 The Pelican Friday, January 13, 2012 The Pelican -part of doing business. Call us at 954-783-8700. valuable tools in his lifesaving arsenal. This week, he put in for an EMS grant from Broward County for 10 more AEDs, medical monitoring and rehab and intraosseus vascular devices. The idea is to place these units in select locations with public access. The exact locations will be decided when the units arrive.“Red Tails” movie offers history lessonDeer eld Beach – The city has come up with the funds to send 120 youngsters, ages 13 to 17, to a showing of “Red Tails,” the story of the Tuskegee Airmen. The movie day on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Paragon 8 Theatres is the idea of Dist. 2 Commissioner Ben Preston who said he wanted to give Black kids a look at their history. Then he decided “all kids need to see this… This movie is about one aspect of the American experience. I want to give kids from across the city a chance to come together to learn about this inspiring story, and to share their own experiences with me and their peers,” he said. The day includes the movie, popcorn, a soda and a pizza lunch. Commissioner Preston will address the group before the movie. “Red Tails” is the reallife story of WWII AfricanAmerican airmen trained in an experimental program to y bombers. When they were unexpectedly called to active duty, they performed exceptionally, and became US Air Force legends. Attendees must be Deer eld Beach residents and must preregister with the parks and recreation department by Thursday, Jan. 20, 5 p.m. at 954-426-6898. They will meet at 11 a.m. at the Leo J. Robb Gymnasium at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 Street.SaveContinued from page 13

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The Pelican 25 Friday, January 13, 2012 SightingsContinued from page 12 credited John McNamara, union president, with intervening and helping resolve UnionContinued from page 1the issues through his energy and ideas. The city sought cost savings in overtime and hours of duty and pension bene ts. The agreement calls for a wage freeze for the rest of FY12. Only hours actually worked can count toward overtime pay, a savings of $50,000. Pension bene ts will not change now, but negotiations will begin immediately to try to reform retirement bene ts on or before March 16, Cherof said. McNamara, head of the union that represents Oakland Park re ghters, said he appreciated the effort. He thanked Lynn McCaffrey, the city’s director of human resources and City Manager John Stunson, for their assistance in reaching agreement. The city and the union had reached impasse after meeting 10 times in an attempt to agree on the issues. A special magistrate heard the arguments, but no agreement was reached. That’s when the impasse hearing was called for. Instead, commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved the joint proposal that resolved the impasse issues.Commission OKs $95,000 for RMA agreementIn other business, commissioners approved an agreement with Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) for $95,000 to provide continued services to implement the city’s ve-year strategic plan. Responding to Mayor Suzanne Boisvenue’s question about how the gure was arrived at, City Manager John Stunson said the city had $80,000 in the budget. He asked for an additional $15,000 for contingencies. “A big chunk of the work will be at Oakland Park Station,” (the former Sears warehouse) seen as the anchor to a culinary arts center, he said. 1-20 – The City of Wilton Manors to show Dolphin Tale at 7 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, as part of Movie in the Park. Dolphin Tale, rated PG. 954-390-2130. 1-21 – Pony rides at Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park 1600 NE 5 Ave. from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free and rides cost $3. Public welcome. 954-786-4507. 1-21 to 22 – The 3rd Annual Island City Open will take place at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive. The tournament is open to men and women in the singles, doubles and mixed doubles categories. Cost is $25 for singles and $30 per team. 954-390-2132.See SIGHTINGS on page 27

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The Pelican 27 Friday, January 13, 2012 1-22 – The South Florida Chamber Ensemble, SFCE, will present Mirror Images at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran, 959 SE 6th Ave., Deerfield Beach. 954-803-3762. 1-22 – Pro-Choice Coalition Rally at 2 p.m. on the corner of Broward Boulevard and Andrews Avenue. 1-28 & 29 – Curtain Call Playhouse presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum” at the Herb Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36Ave., Pompano Beach. Tickets $23. Call for times. 954-784-0768. 1-29 – A Clarinet trio of Beethoven and more will be presented by the Chameleon Chamber Music Series at the Leiser Center, 221 SW 3 Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $35. 954-761-3435.ArtCall to Artists – Artists in all media are invited to submit a sampling of their work to be considered for inclusion in the March 11 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 42nd Street. 954-8064749 or 954-376-0538. Wilton Manors Green Market – Saturdays and Sundays at Hagen Park 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 954531-5383. 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, SightingsContinued from page 25

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Friday, January 13, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 2 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 LHP Condo Connection wants closer link to city hallBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point Lighthouse Gardens North resident Joe DeBuvitz thinks condominium dwellers here should be represented on the city commission. No one on the board lives in a condo, DeBuvitz said this week. How do they know what goes on with us? His worst-case example occurred a while back when Waste Management, See LHP CONDOS on page 14 Housing Authority board: Poitiers name staysBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach DB Housing Authority commissioners acted swiftly last week and rejected Michael Weiss recommendation that Sylvia Poitiers name be removed from their building. Poitier, a former city and county commissioner, has been convicted of four misdemeanors and this week was sentenced to one year of probation and a $1,000 ne. It was her in uence and knowledge of government funding that led to the construction of the Sylvia Poitier Business Skills Center at 533 S. Dixie Highway 13 years ago. Weiss said Poitiers legal troubles merited the removal of her name. He said he was requested to bring theSee POITIER on page 19City honors re ghter By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach -Funeral services for Pompano Beach Fire ghter William Bill Elliott will be held today, Jan. 13 at 12:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 2401 West Cypress Creek Road in Fort Lauderdale. The funeral is open to the public. Fire ghter/EMT Bill Elliott, 49, died in the line of duty Jan. 6 when he fell from the top of a 100-foot aerial re truck at Pompano Fire Station 61 on Northwest Third Avenue during a training exercise. Bill Elliott served 22 years as a re ghter with the city and is the departments rst on-duty death. In a memo to the city, Pompano Beach Fire Chief Harry Small said, Bill was one of the most competent and capable re ghters on the job and was known and loved by everyone who served with him. Bill was previously with the Lighthouse Point Fire Department for seven years making him a 29-year veteran. Bills brother, John, works for Boca Raton Fire Rescue. A viewing was held this week at First Baptist Church 138 NE 1 St. in Pompano Beach. Today, prior to the Chapel services, there will be an of cial re service funeral procession honoring Bill Elliot which will begin at southwest corner of Citi Center in Pompano Beach. Staging for the procession takes place from 7 to 9 a.m today and will begin shortly after. The funeral procession will pass in front of Pompano Beach City Hall, 100 West Atlantic Boulevard where city, re and BSO employees will pay their respects. Funeral procession begins today at 9 a.m. Wilton Manors moves to regulate pain clinicsBy Michael dOliveira PELICAN STAFFWilton Manors As many Broward cities keep their moratoriums on new pain management clinics in place, Wilton Manors of cials have decided to do business with them. On Tuesday, commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance that will allow new pain management clinics to apply for a license to operate See PAIN CLINICS on page 20 Fire union and city resolve their issues and avoid impasse hearing By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park A full hearing by the Oakland Park City Commission wasnt needed after all, since the city and Metro Broward Professional Fire ghters Local 3080 resolved impasse issues and reached agreement Monday. Jim Cherof, the attorney representing the city managers bargaining team in negotiations, See UNION on page 25

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2 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 2012 By Judy WilsonPelican staffHillsboro Beach Planning consultant Walter Keller is undertaking a review of the towns zoning code to update it. Keller said changes in the size of residences and the amount and kind of equip-Overhaul of zoning code may ease building restrictionsment required for these homes are causing builders to seek a number of variances. In addition, the code carries some heavy permit fees for minor installations. Keller submitted an initial report to commissioners this week saying the variances most requested concern docks and setbacks. He is making suggestions for the commissioners review that concern the docks, balconies, pool boundaries, equipment and fence setbacks, permitted guesthouses and changes in the fee schedule. He asked for commission input with mixed reaction from the board. Commissioner Javier Garcia said the matter should be tackled for the future. Fees that are too high dont encourage development, he said. Commissioner Jim Lambert was reluctant to spend money for a total rewrite of the code. There are only handful of lots left to build on, he said. Commissioner Claire Schubert said, In the long run we will save time if we spend time now. Mayor Dan Dodge agreed. The recommendations have strong merit. Maybe we can sum them up at the next meeting.Traf c alert Hillsboro Beach Builders of a massive mansion at 935 Hillsboro Mile got permission this week to work 24-hours a day installing underground utilities at the building site. A representative of Coastal Homes asked commissioners Tuesday for extended work hours to reduce an anticipated eightto -10 day traf c tieup on A1A. The work being done may also impact traf c ow over the Hillsboro Inlet Bridge, commissioners were told. Commissioners extended work hours, excluding weekends, to reduce the time by half the time to bury the lines. Signs on Federal Highway warn motorists of the delay. The work is scheduled for mid-February, the busiest time of the year, Mayor Dan Dodge noted.

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The Pelican 3 Friday, January 13, 2012 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. 1-13 Friday talent social at Sol Childrens Theater from 6 to 8 p.m. at 3333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. 561-447-8829. 1-13 Hayride at Quiet Waters Park 401 S. Powerline Road, Deer eld Beach, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $3.50 per person. 954-357-5100. 1-14 The Wilton Manors Friends of the Library will have its book tent event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFF Deer eld Beach Kiku Martinson was installed chair of the Deer eld Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors last week. Martinson heads up a sales force of more than 100 associates at Campbell and Rosemurgy Real Estate. She laid out an aggressive Martinson takes gavel at DB Chamber of Commerceagenda for her term. We will take the chamber to a new level of respect and recognition in the community. The direction has been set. The rest is up to us. It is an exciting time to come together and make this direction a reality, Martinson said. Among Martinsons initiatives are a new member advantage program, planning a better relationship with city of cials, holding educational seminars for business people and publishing a member directory. Also installed were directors Carlo Barbieri, Brazilian Business Group; Jillian Lopapa, Whale Raw Bar; Chip Chapman, Deer eld Beach Hilton; Larry DeVille, Fast-Teks Onsite Computer Services; John Esposito, Advanced Insurance Underwriters; Bill Heaton, The Pelican newspaper; Rick Jorden, JM Family Enterprises; Carole Kriete, Choice Mortgage; John Lombardi, Manufacturer Direct Eyewear; Jim Lusk, Observer newspaper; Dave Mirantz, Bank United; Pat Murphy, attorney; Ted Smith, New Eyes Marketing; Gordon Vatch, Printing Xcetera; Danielle Williams, Oceans 234; Todd Wolf, A&S Total Cleaning. The chamber is presently building its 2012 membership directory to be pubished early this year. Businesses wishing to advertise should call Larry DVille, 954-4271050 or email director@ deer eldchamber.com See SIGHTINGS on page 4

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4 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 2012 By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Boys & Girls Club CEO Brian Quail asked city of cial Tuesday to consider a long-term agreement that would allow the Stephanis Club to build a charter school on its cityowned property. The club has been leasing 9.5 acres at 212 NW 16 St. for after-school activities Stephanis Boys & Girls Club aims for charter school, but city of cials already concerned about decline in schoolssince 1973. The annual rate is $10. Pompano resident Vincente Thrower was opposed to the request. The land is zoned for parks and recreation, Thrower said. Blanche Ely just became an A school. Has anyone given any thought as to what this could do to the surrounding schools? Enthusiasm for the request waned as commissioners took shots at the idea. There is already a decline in student population in Broward, said Commissioner Barry Dockswell. Our schools are exposed to closure. Quail responded that the population decline has been supported by parents making choices for their children. Greg Jones, director of the Pompano Beach club, said he heard the message and he doesnt anticipate a charter school on the property in the near future. The commissioners were not impressed because of the other schools [near the club]. But we will do something with the land. One idea for the remaining acreage on the lot was to build playing elds for the community. Drive. There will be books and audio and video materials for sale. Money raised helps bene t the citys library. 954566-9019. The city will be holding its monthly yard sale at the same time and place. 1-14 State of the Dream Banquet at 6:30 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Civic Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano See SIGHTINGS on page 11SightingsContinued from page 3

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The Pelican 5 Friday, January 13, 2012 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors As commissioners delayed a vote to allow public parking spaces to be used by valets, Wilton Drives parking problems still continue. On Tuesday, commissioners voted 3 to 2 to table an ordinance that would have allowed valet companies to use up to 30 parking spaces at Hagen Park. Those spaces, according to city staff are the least revenue producers. Thirty spots is not going to do it. 300 is what we need, said Commissioner Scott Newton. Paul Hugo, owner of The Manor, said the city should hold a charrette about parking. Hugo is the latest in a long line of residents, business owners and city of cials who have called for the city to do something to solve the problem. We have been workshopping this since 2002, said Commissioner Julie Carson. Many solutions have been proposed but few have gotten past the drawing board. A public/private parking garage and a city takeover of Wilton Drive were among them. And those that did make it, including installing meters to generate money for parking improvements, have been met with criticism. Last month, commissioners approved a solution that may nally provide some relief. Of cials voted to borrow $1.1 million to purchase land on the north end of Wilton Drive that, in combination with another lot, would provide an estimated 40 to 50 more spaces. Bob Mays, nance director, said the city is looking to acquire a property located near the corner of Northeast 26 Street and Northeast 8 Terrace, across from Kids In Distress, which owns the adjacent lot. Mays said the city wants to lease Kids In Distress property and make both properties into one paved lot. Until then, the city and businesses will have to work with the spaces they have. Vice Mayor Tom Green and Commissioner Ted Galatis, who voted against tabling the ordinance, said it was just one tool to solve the overall parking problem. Adequate parking still eludes Wilton DriveSee WILTON DRIVE on page 11

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6 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 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 2 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Letters & OpinionsBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLBTS Voters have one race on the ballot Jan. 31, a calm election for this town. Mark Brown and Edmund Malkoon are vying for Commission Seat 3. Incumbent Birute Ann Clottey did not seek re-election. Brown, 60, moved to LBTS in 2003. In 2007, unhappy with what he considered con icts of interest and bullying from the commission dais, he and a few others started the ByTheSeaFuture newspaper. We gave them a whole year, and the more I watched, the angrier I got, Brown says. It touches my button when I see government of cials acting that way. Why is he running today? Finally, things are good, and I want to keep things going forward. Now the commissioners engage each other, but its not personal. There are no more bullying threats and no more favoritism. As Brown campaigns door-to-door, he said people seem happy with the way things are going. They dont even want to talk about the past, he said. Brown served 26 years as chief of staff for two Democratic congressmen and as a reporter for Grif n-Larrabee Newspaper Bureau covering Capitol Hill and the White House. He is a graduate of George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He says he would bring experience, knowledge and integrity to the dais. As volunteer editor of ByThe Sea Future, Brown said he deliberately Brown, Malkoon square off for seat 3 in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea be done to enhance it visually, maybe a tree-lined corridor or widening the sidewalks. I doubt the owners would be willing to invest a lot of money. I would go really slow with any major redesign and start with some sort of beauti cation. Somebody hit me with an idea that when you cross the bridge going east, have some kind of arch. That would be cool, so you would know youre in LBTS. The town is considering eliminating four employees who collect money from town meters and oversee parking and hiring a private company for the job. That will save taxpayers an estimated $96,500. Whats your position? MalkoonIts not such a clear-cut decision. We have residents who have been long-time employees, who have served us very well. The parking fund pays for itself with meter revenues and tickets. (The parking supervisor) has said she would retire if the commission stays with town employees. I want to save wherever we can, but I want to be sure we protect existing employees. .(The supervisor earns $57,757 a year.) In theory, privatization is good, and the company will try to keep existing employees at a reduced rate.BrownIf the government can provide better quality of services at less cost, then we have a responsibility to do that. I will look at every opportunity to rebid a contract or outsource something if the facts justify it. My philosophy is we have the responsibility to provide the best quality service at the lowest cost. Thats not always the lowest bidder.Should the town do more to build tourism? MalkoonThere de nitely needs to be a greater effort. I would like to see the chamber of commerce more active, and businesses taking the lead. We need to promote diving. A faade program is needed to revitalize some of the hotels. We need to do something with the two large sites (one at Pine Avenue and A1A and the other at the south end of town.) Once theyre redeveloped, we will see See LBTS CANDIDATES on page 7didnt join organizations. But he served as president of North Beach Civic Association (2004-2010), and he is presently a board member and secretary of the Corniche condominium. The newspaper was my volunteer service. I put in thousands of hours of service [at the newspaper] for ve years. He stepped down as editor when he decided to run for of ce. Malkoon, 36, is a lifelong resident of the area and lives in his family home in Bel-Air. He is a Realtor and insurance agent. He attended Broward College and Florida Atlantic University, majoring in business, international nance and marketing. He says he knows nance, contracts and how to negotiate. Malkoon is co-chair of the LBTS Master Plan Steering committee, past president, current vice president of Bel-Air Civic association. Lifetime member of Assumption Catholic Church. Member of Chamber of Commerce and Property Owners Association. As he campaigns door-to-door, Malkoon said he nds People are more or less content. He says hes proud of the fact that hes never been a combatant and says he volunteers for community events because I thought that was the civic thing to do. Residents know that and feel theyll get equal representation. They dont feel that way about my opponent. I have support from both sides, and Im a unifying force, Malkoon said. Thats what the town needs, someone they feel comfortable with. Malkoon was referring to two groups, Unite Our Town and the Citizens Initiative Committee, neither of which has endorsed a candidate Asked why he is running Malkoon said, I have a long history with the town and volunteering on town boards and with civic organizations. I go to the meetings. I have done a lot for the town. (My opponent) hasnt really been involved with volunteering or serving on boards. I grew up here, and I want to be part of the decisionmaking. Brown and Malkoon are single. The Pelican asked each candidate the following questions:What are your views on the efforts to revitalize Commercial Boulevard from Bougainvilla Drive east to the beach pavilion? MalkoonThe area could be spruced up, made more pedestrian-friendly and greener, with open vistas to the beach. Business owners want wider sidewalks for cafes. Theres talk about changing parking from angled to parallel. Its a good project. Something needs to be done with the large hotels on the north and south end of El Mar to revitalize business and increase foot traf c. There will be more public input sessions. Like everything else we do, we have to pay attention to the cost/bene t and make sure it will be worthwhile.BrownA consensus has been reached to move forward, which in itself is very signi cant. Theres still a hard core of people who want to put a dome over the town in the hope it will stay the same. On Commercial, business owners want to do something. We should plan this thing out for as long as it takes until there is consensus with businesses. I will keep an eye on the money. I dont really want to spend a lot of public funds on private business. I will spend some if there is cohesive plan and public bene t. How can the town help businesses west of A1A?MalkoonThats very tricky. You have to create a pedestrian feel and some sort of attraction to get people to walk to the west side. 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The Pelican 7 Friday, January 13, 2012 They both support the Pelican Hopper despite its low ridership. Both said they are proponents of mass transit. Malkoon did have an issue with the Hoppers erratic schedule. You cant rely on it if you have to be somewhere, he said. Do you have other major campaign more interest. We could bring hotel experts in to advise hotel owners and be proactive in going after established companies.BrownIm real lukewarm on this. Im not all that excited about spending public funds on marketing. I dont see giving public money away to private businesses without some nancial participation from them or ground rules where theyre engaged. Both candidates agreed that hiring beach lifeguards, at an estimated cost of $1 million is too costly for this small town.issues? MalkoonSewer fees will be an issue. Weve changed methodology for sewer charges from Pine Avenue south, and many hotels had a 200 percent increase in rates. Areas needing sewer repairs arent as bad as thought in the south part of town. Costs will be about $1 million, and the town has $1.8 million in the sewer fund. We need to determine what can be done to make rates more equitable, maybe doing a rate decrease. We have to leave some funds in the reserve. BrownI will try to get public bathrooms in the beach area. There are prefab, portable bathrooms that are cool looking. All we have to do is lay a concrete slab. Lets try it for a while. If one area doesnt work, they can be moved to another. Ethics is one of the cornerstones of my campaign. While its not an issue with the current commission, I support a code of ethics and code of personal conduct for commissioners. The code commits me to treating people with respect. I am going to set the kind of example people expect of public of cials.LBTS CandidatesContinued from page 6

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8 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 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. Plumbers Marty Schreiver, John Krobatsch, Sonya Herzlich, of ce manager; Dave Krobatsch, Mike Krobatsch and Daniel Ackerman. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Leaking pipes? Clogged toilets? Flooding? Calls to John the Plumber have brought a quick response and satisfactory solutions to customers ever since he opened in 1979. Mike Krobatsch sat down with The Pelica n to talk about the family business. Our grandfather started the business in New Jersey. Dad opened in this area in 1979. Now that hes gone the family business is in the third generation and is run by my two brothers, David and John, and myself. All three of us are state and master certi ed plumbers. We service residential and commercial accounts with ve, fully equipped trucks on the road. Were just a phone call away. We do have a home base at 1571 SW 3 Street in Pompano Beach where Sonya, our of ce manager, stays in constant contact with us. We have a combined experience of over 100 years, so there isnt much we havent seen or handled. In addition to xing problems we also install plumbing for new housing and structures being remodeled. Mike says he and his brothers are very proud to be highly rated by Andys list, YELP and the Better Business Bureau. With so many people accessing the internet, he points out, consumers can go to rating services to see what others say about a companys work. I know I use the service. I check to see what the rating services have to say about every company I use and even any new restaurant my wife and I decide to try. Mike, a very likeable young man, is an FAU graduate with a degree in nance and business. With an easy smile he says, I put my knowledge to work as the operations manager of the business, as well as being a working plumber. I love my career because I like dealing with people, being in so many different places in a day and facing different challenges. We learn from each other and swap solutions and ideas at early morning meetings Started in 1979, John the Plumber, gets high marks for customer satisfaction from the rating services every day. John the Plumber services Broward and South Palm Beach counties. The three brothers are all master plumbers. The other two plumbers are journeymen with over ten years experience each. Weve seen a lot of changes over the years, Mike says. Pipes used to be cast iron and galvanized. They eventually rust and leak so we now replace them with PVC piping which is plastic and claims to last for 1,000 years. I guess none of us will be around to check that claim out, he laughed. When it comes to toilets, tubs, sinks and faucets, we can x or replace all of them with the newest designs from Moen, Delta, Kohler, See JOHN THE PLUMBER on page 9 Knee replacement seminar at Imperial PointFort Lauderdale Dr. Michael T. Reilly, a member of the Broward Orthopedic Specialists team of board certi ed and fellowship trained orthopedic physicians, will discuss the latest medical technology for patients who require total knee replacement due to osteoarthritis. Dr. Reilly is the rst to perform the robotic total knee replacement procedure using Apex Robotic Technology. The procedure allows for increased accuracy of implant placement, helps implants last longer, and can reduce the patients recovery time. The seminar takes place Jan. 25 at 3:30 p.m. Imperial Point Medical Center is located at 6401 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-7597400.Low cost pet vaccinations LBTS Walgreens and the Pet Stop will hold the rst of four pet clinics from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at 4319 N. Ocean Drive. Vaccines for pets will be offered. Town commissioners approved a special event permit for the events at Tuesdays meeting. Clinics also are planned for Feb. 19, March 24 and April 22. For information, call 954-776-1292 or 305-669-6864.Vision center offers service, repairsLBTS A ribbon-cutting ceremony of Optical by the Sea is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 234 Commercial Blvd., #103. The rm offers sales, service, repairs and low vision supplies. Prescriptions can be faxed or emailed. House calls are offered for those who have dif culty getting out. Call 954-491-5818.

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The Pelican 9 Friday, January 13, 2012 Grohi, Toto and any other quality product being manufactured. He went on to say, We get a lot of calls about a leak in one room which often traces back to a bathroom in need of a new shower pan. This usually entails a tile wall replacement. We have a tile expert who works with us. The actual pan replacement is fairly easy. The problem lies in getting to it. Water saver toilets are the newest solution for water conservation, Mike says. You can not get the old fashioned 3 gallon ush toilet. Federal requirements are now 1.6 gallons or less per ush. Broward County residents are offered a rebate for every new toilet purchased with a water sense label. Another piece of news from Mike. Water heaters will soon be a thing of the past. They are now being replaced by tankless electric or gas heaters that heat on demand. The local natural gas company in this area is Teco Peoples Gas which will install a gas line to your home free if the owner installs two xtures such as a tankless water heater, stove type dryer or generator. This is the most common conversion we are now doing. Its very popular because of the rebates which can be found on the Teco web site. John the Plumber has a lot of loyal, long time customers like Russ and Georgia Murphy. Weve used them many times over the years and theyve always been great. They are prompt, ef cient and reasonable, Georgia says. Her husband, Russ, calls out, We had an emergency water line breakage recently and they were here in an hour xing it. Its wonderful when a business does what it says it will. John the Plumber does just that. In Boca, Russell Sorg agrees. Weve been doing business with John the Plumber for 15 to 20 years and have always had a good experience. Were pleased with the quality of their work, response time and prices. Im glad to recommend them. Asked if this is still a good career choice, Mike says enthusiastically, Yes it is. Theres always a need. Its hard and heavy work so the eld is not too attractive to women, but there are women plumbers. It would be cool to have one. Most plumbers learn through a combination of trade school and in the eld work. To become a master plumber one must work in the trade, under supervision, for ve years and then pass an 18 hour, 2-day exam. Our Krobatsch family hopes to be starting our fourth generation in the company soon. Construction is picking up. People are investing in their homes again and thats good news for everyone. We probably will be putting another one or two additional trucks on the road soon, because the need is there. Call 954-781-4823.John the Plumber Continued from page 8

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10 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 2012 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-783-8700. Green Market BarkA-PaloozaPompano Beach This Saturday, Green Market vendors welcome canine pals for treats and a bath with all proceeds benefiting No Paw Left Behind, a rescue non-profit organization. There will be prizes for the best-dressed dog and for those dogs who perform the best tricks. GreenMarket Pompano provides fresh vegetables, fruit, homemade baked goods, hand-crafted soaps and much more for the Saturday gourmets. The market is held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of West Atlantic Boulevard and Dixie Highway. Call 954-260-3136.Back to the good ol daysSing the songs of the 50s and 60s with this Brooklyn husband and wife duo at the Herb Skolnick Community Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. Tickets are $12. Call 954-786-4590. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFWhen Mayor Lamar Fisher presented the Citizen of the Year award to Gwen Leys, everyone cheered. The mayor told The Pelican I cannot think of any one person who more deserves this recognition. Gwen devotes 24 hours-a-today to others. She wears more hats than anyone I know and she wears every one of them well. Gwens record has seldom been equaled when it comes to her endless gifts of time and talent to so many worthy endeavors over many years. Flushed with pleasure at her award, Leys says, I come from a family that was totally involved in the community and the church. Ive made the choice to take the same path as my parents and siblings. My husband, Richard, grew up in the leadership program of the YMCA and the two of us share the same values to serve. He helps me in all Gwen Leys named 2011 Citizen of the Year by Pompano Beach city commissionersof my activities. Because we volunteer together, it has become the way we spend our free time. And to us, nothing could be more gratifying. Gwen is an RN-BSN, working full time as a certi ed behavioral health nurse for Comprehensive Home Care, a Medicare provider in Fort Lauderdale. I do home visits and manage my own schedule so I am able to handle my case load in the most ef cient way possible, she explains. I often work on holidays and weekends in order to have free time to be on hand for the many meetings I schedule or need to attend.Coast Guard AuxiliaryBoth Gwen and Richard have served this important volunteer group which works closely with the Coast Guard in patrolling the Florida coastline and protecting the huge boating community. Active since 1993, Gwen has been the public affairs specialist, served as secretary to the executive board of the South Florida CG Association and been a committee member for the gala ball. As president of the Division Captains Association, District 7 Advocate, she explains her role. As an advocate, I attempt to resolve con icts that occur in a very large area including Florida, several other southern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Its a demanding job which utilizes all of my assessment skills to problem solve.Pompano Beach ChamberGwen has just nished her term as chairman of the board. She and Richard have the See GWEN LEYS on page 15 Gwen and Richard Leys prepare for the Blessing of the Fleet.

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The Pelican 11 Friday, January 13, 2012 advertising? ITS PART OF DOING BUSINESS. CALL US. 954-783-8700. We have more important things to do than talk about parking. We have got to act on parking, said Green. Other of cials were skeptical of the plan. Mayor Gary Resnick said he was against allowing a company to use public property to meet their parking requirements. I see problems with a private company using public land to make a pro t, said City Manager Joseph Gallegos. Private valet companies are currently operating along the Drive in privately-owned parking spaces.Wilton DriveContinued from page 5Currently, the city requires businesses to provide a certain number of parking spaces depending on size. If business owners cant provide enough spaces, one alternative is to pay the city a fee earmarked to fund future improvements. Out of the Closet paid $90,000 to make up for a lack of parking. Galatis suggested allowing businesses to use valet to satisfy a certain percentage of their parking requirements. Newton said businesses shouldnt be relying on the city for parking. Youre hanging your hat on something the city might do? That should be asinine. The valet issue is scheduled to be addressed again at the Feb. 28th meeting. I just want people to come to Wilton Manors and say something besides theres no parking, said Green. Beach. 954-871-6353. 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. 1-17 The City of Wilton Manors holds a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, regarding the three referendum questions that will be on the Jan. 31 ballot. 954390-2100 1-18 The Oakland Park Kiwanis Club holds its meeting at 7:30 a.m. at Peter Pan Diner, 1216 E. Oakland Park, Blvd., Oakland Park. The club meets every Wednesday. 954-566-9957. 1-18 The Wilton Manors Kiwanis Club will be having a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at its clubhouse, 2749 NE 14th Ave., Wilton Manors. The club meets every Wednesday. 954-444-4815. 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 School Museum, 232 NE 2nd Street, Deer eld Beach. Admission is free. 954-4290378. 1-18 Our Art By The Sea meets at 7 p.m. at Lauderdale-By-TheSee SIGHTINGS on page 12 SightingsContinued from page 4

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12 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 2012 Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700 Sea Community Church Friedt Family Fellowship Hall, 4433 Bougainvillea Drive, Lauderdale-By-TheSea. Lee Sky will discuss Woodworking. Admission is free. 954-594-0444. 1-19 Coney Island Baby music from the 50s and 60s will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Herb Skolnick Community Center, 600 SW 36th St., Pompano Beach. 954786-4590. 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. 1-19 The Rotary Club of Oakland Park/Wilton Manors meets at 5:30 p.m. at Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill, 4711 North Dixie Highway, Oakland Park. Club meets every Thursday. 954491-6158. 1-19 The Wilton Manors Historical Society holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the commission chambers at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 954-566-9019. 1-20 The Oakland Park Friends of the Library will have a book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oakland Park Library, 1298 NE 37th Street. Proceeds will bene t the library. 954-630-4370. See SIGHTINGS on page 25SightingsContinued from page 11

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The Pelican 13 Friday, January 13, 2012 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach A lot of people were the links to Paul Surrettes survival two months ago when he collapsed on a Century Village tennis court. First, his tennis buddies gave him CPR, then security crews from the Village came armed with an Automatic External De brillator, or AED, which they applied. Then came Deer eld Beach It took a team and a mechanical device to save a lifeFire Rescue and nally emergency room nurses and doctors. As he brought Surrette to the podium Tuesday night, Fire Chief Chad Brocato said, The net result is Mr. Paul Surrette, a life saved. Surrette is looking and feeling ne these days after receiving a pacemaker. Tuesday he thanked all those who helped him through his ordeal. He stood with his wife Mary who said, Our 46th wedding anniversary is coming up. Without this device (the AED), things would have been bad. Brocato believes that too. The AED is one of the mostSEE SAVE ON PAGE 24Mary and Paul Surrette with DB Fire Chief Chad Brocto

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14 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 2012 the citys garbage collector, raised the rates by 10 percent. Condo residents werent noti ed, DeBuvitz said, until they got their bills. To rectify this divide, DeBuvitz submitted his name to ll temporarily the seat made vacant by Chip LaMarcas election to the county commission. He wasnt chosen, but his complaint reached the ears of Mayor Fred Schorr who advised him to create a master condominium association. So DeBuvitz did it. He is the coordinator of what he calls The Condo Connection. The second meeting of the group will be Monday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. at Dixon Ahl Hall. A journalist with expertise in condo law will speak. The rst meeting in November drew the of cers and directors from 12 condominium complexes in the city. One of the goals of The Condo Connection is to get more condo citizens out to commission meetings to see rsthand what is on the agendas. DeBuvitz and Connection secretary Barbara Murtha are the only of cers so far but in the future DeBuvitz says they might organize further. In the meantime, his complaint about being left out of city business has resulted in much better communication from Schorr and City Administrator John Lavisky, DeBuvitz said this week. LHP CondosContinued from page 1By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFBroward Play golf for the Fallen Heroes Fund, an organization that helps children of Broward Sheriff Of ce, or BSO, re ghters and deputies killed in the line of duty. The tournament is set for Jan. 28 at the Deer eld Country Club, 50 Fairway Drive, Deer eld Beach. Cost is $125 per golfer which includes the play, lunch, raf es, hole-in-one contests and prizes. The shotgun start begins at 10 a.m. This round of golf will bring some relief to children left without a parent. Says Captain Rick Wierzbicki, If one of these children needs help whether it be an emergency medical issue, school supplies, clothes or college tuition, we help. The foundation is open to anything on a case by case need. We When theyre not catching the bad guys, BSO is helping some good ones See BSO on page 16

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The Pelican 15 Friday, January 13, 2012 co-chaired for the Holiday Boat Parade for the past 10 years. She says, It still gives me goose bumps to see the magical line up of boats each year. Our volunteers and chamber employees put in a terri c effort for a smooth sail. This year will be our 50th anniversary so we want to make it special. This year she chairs Pompano History Day in the North Broward Leadership. Kiwanis ClubAs a member for the past seven years, Gwen has served as president and is now Lt. Governor for 14 North Broward Clubs. She says, Ive just signed on for a ve-year commitment as multi division coordinator for Kiwanis International Eliminate project, an effort to eliminate maternal neo natal tetanus in third world countries. Kiwanis is partnering with UNICEF, and Im the area coordinator responsible for training the grass roots effort. Its such a worthy goal, I just couldnt turn this job down. It deserves to be done.Pompano Has HeartThis group is the brain child of Mayor Lamar Fisher and BSO Major William Knowles. Gwen serves as its secretary. We raise funds and collect supplies for the earthquake victims in Haiti. We contributed to the Kiwanis Christmas in July for 2,000 homeless children. We participated the BS0 Childrens holiday party, the SOS Childrens Village party in Coconut Creek and other local events. If that isnt more than enough, Gwen is active in St. Martins Episcopal Church, Cypress Civic Association, the Elks Club and the Lighthouse Point Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Shes is the mother of Holly Scott, grandmother to Steffanie Scott and great grandmother to Jazmin and Summer. The Pelican congratulates Gwen Leys, the lady who, it seems, never says No..Gwen LeysContinued from page 10 Richard Leys with his wife, Gwen, Pompano Beach Citizen of the Year and Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher.

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16 The PelicanFriday, January 13, 2012 The Pelican 954-783-8700 are one big family, and we try to do the best we can. Call 954-849-6422.Pull out the shotguns for Florida Youth RanchesBroward Marksmen, BSO deputies and other law enforcement persons will take aim at clay traps at the Markham Park Target Range, 16001 W. State Road 7, Sunrise on Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event includes the shoot, a reception and lunch. Shooter fees are $125; a ve-person team is $500. All proceeds bene t the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. For those who want to attend and have lunch, the charge is $20. Captain Wierzbicki explains that the ranches are all over the state and attendance is free for those young people who are selected to attend. These are good kids who will learn ranching skills during the summer. They interact with live animals and learn how to actually run a ranch. Call Colleen Lockwood, at 386688-4336 or clockwood@ youthranches.orgBSOContinued from page 14

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18 The Pelican Friday, January 13, 2012 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach Deerfield Beach Little League is ready to pick up the pieces again. For the second season, the league is accepting players who would have played in the North Pompano Beach Little League. The league was broken up due to inadequate participation. North Pompano Little League disbanded so that area got split between us, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Sunrise, said Brian Johnson, president of Deerfield Beach Little League. In addition to North Pompano, Deerfield Beach Little League also includes Lighthouse Point and Hillsboro Beach. The Deerfield league is open to children and teenagers who live south of the Broward/Palm Beach county line, east of the Florida Turnpike, north of Copans Road from the Turnpike to Federal Highway and Southeast 14 Street Causeway from Federal Highway to the beach. Normally, Johnson said Deerfield usually gets about 325 kids to sign up. But he and Tom Fleming, membership director, anticipate a few more. Try outs are tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Deerfield Beach Middle School, 701 SE DB Little League accepting players from defunct North PB Little League 6tAve. Opening day is Feb. 26. Were hoping so. If the word gets out and people will get organized enough to come up to Deerfield and play little league, said Johnson. Deerfield [Little League] could never market the people in those areas [before], said Fleming. Fleming estimated that so far the league had about 160 children signed up but expected most to sign up at the last minute. Were probably going to be slammed. Most of the people come in the last couple days. Keeping the baseball tradition alive in Pompano is Pompano Beach Youth Baseball. Sign-up for Youth Baseball is Jan. 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 Street, Pompano. Youth See LITTLE LEAGUE on page 21

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The Pelican 19 Friday, January 13, 2012 matter before the board by a member of the public. When someone from the public comes to me, I have to bring it forward. I have no choice, Weiss said. But housing department chairman Keith Emery saw it differently. Are you aware of how the residents feel about her? We are supposed to enhance the mission of the board. This does not. She is the heart of this community. I cannot entertain this under my watch. The four other commissioners present said they would vote against removing Poitiers name and several members of the public stood up to stand by her. Even a motion to table the agenda item met with resistance. Kill this issue, said resident Terry Scott. Dont table this. This issue should never come up again. In other housing authority business, the commission named Deputy Director Ruchelle Hobbs as interim executive director for a sixmonth trial period. Hobbs will take over at the end of the month for Executive Director Pam Davis who resigned to take the helm of the Gainesville Housing Authority. Hobbs, 48, has been with the local agency for 12 years and has worked as Section 8 director, compliance of cer and family self-suf ciency program coordinator. Prior to coming here, she worked for American Express, Great Western Bank and AmeriFirst Bank. She holds a bachelors degree in public management from FAU. Her current salary is $56,222. The board delayed setting her new salary until the next meeting in two weeks. Commissioner Sally Potter asked the board to conduct an executive search for Davis replacement, but Emery urged that Hobbs be given the trial period and then an evaluation. When Commissioner Weiss asked how Hobbs performance would be monitored, Emery said he had an idea which he would present at the next meeting. Commissioners also heard from the authoritys accountant David Cornwall who reported the agency is, very well off nancially and because of that can expect the Department of Housing and Urban Development to shortfall funding by $115,000 sometime in this scal year. Cornwall said that had been anticipated and budgeted for. Cornwall also reported that the Section 8 housing fund is strong and rent revenues are over budget. This is unheard of, Cornwall said. Occupancy is high and rent collections are good. Chairman Emery also appointed the law rm of Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol as temporary replacement for Bill Crawford who resigned last week as the Authoritys counsel. Crawford was being paid $225 an hour for his services. CorrectionThe Pelican incorrectly reported last week that Deereld Beach Housing Authority Director Pam Davis was paid $25,000 in addition to her salary to manage the Palms Townhomes. This fee is paid to the Housing Authority and not to Davis.PoitierContinued from page 1 New 8-week Fee-Support/Lifelong Learning classes being Jan. 23 at the Northeast High School, 700 NE 56 St., Oakland Park. Classes include Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Of ce, Web Design, Drawing, Painting, Sculpting, Golf, Guitar, and more. Fees vary. Call 754-322-1650.Never too late to learn

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20 The Pelican Friday, January 13, 2012 prohibited from buying, storing and dispensing more than 5,000 aggregate unit doses of Schedule II substances per month. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Schedule II includes codeine, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone and opium. Clinics are not allowed to have principals, of cers or pharmacists with criminal convictions in the last 10 years related to drug abuse or controlled substances. Clinics are also required to accept all forms of payment, install cameras and other security measures and ensure that their operations do not cause a nuisance to any nearby residential areas. The law tightens regulations and adds restrictions to these businesses that have caused the state to be called the pill mill capital of the nation. Im very pleased to get this on the books. said Mayor Gary Resnick, adding, Pill mills are not a legitimate business. At their December meeting, commissioners had approved the ordinance 4 to 1, Commissioner Julie Carson dissenting. On Tuesday, Carson said changes to the ordinance since then made it more streamlined. The city de nes a pain management clinic as a privately owned clinic that advertises pain management services or employs a doctor whose primary function is prescribing medication. According to the Florida Attorney General, a pill mill is a clinic that sells high volumes of controlled substances with little or no regard for ethical or medical standards. Certain healthcare facilities, including those that have doctors who perform surgical procedures or are owned by publicly traded corporations, such as CVS and Walgreens, are exempt from the ordinance. In April of last year, Wilton Manors enacted a 270-day moratorium on issuing new licenses for pain clinics until city staff could come up with a permanent ordinance. Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Margate, North Lauderdale, Tamarac and other cities in Broward have also enacted moratoriums. In December of 2010, after passing multiple moratoriums of its own, Lauderhill banned new pain clinics. Heidi Shafran, director of the community development services department, said new clinics would only be allowed along Oakland Park Boulevard, Wilton Drive, portions of Northeast 26th Street and other business districts. City Manager Joseph Gallegos said a license to operate a clinic would have to be approved before a building permit would be issued. As commissioners discussed the issue, concern over the cost of enforcing it came up. Resnick said the money spent was well worth it.Pain ClinicsContinued from page 1 The Model Railroad Flea Market and Swap Meet will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westside Park Recreation Center, 445 SW 2nd street, Deerfield Beach. 954-448-8935 or 954-2607013.Train show

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The Pelican 21 Friday, January 13, 2012 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Little LeagueContinued from page 18Baseball has four leagues: Pony, ages 13 and 14; Bronco, ages 11 and 12; Mustang, ages nine and 10; and Pinto, ages 8 and under. The cost to register for the Deerfield Beach League is $125 for the first child in a family and $100 for every additional child. Children ages six to 18 are eligible to play. a childs age on April 30 determines his league. Three separate proofs of age and residency are required. Deerfield Beach Little League Baseball is broken up into six leagues: farm league, ages six to eight; minor and major league, ages nine to 12; junior league, ages 13 and 14; senior league, ages 15 and 16; and big league, ages 17 and 18. For more on baseball in Pompano, visit www. pompanobeachyouthbaseball. com or call 954-943-0635. For more on baseball in Deerfield, visit www. deerfieldbeachbaseball.com or call 954-205-5488. Hillsboro Beach The U.S. Coast Guard has started discussions with the Florida Wildlife Service and NOAA National Marine Fishing Services officials regarding the Hillsboro Inlet lights impact on nesting turtles. The Coast Guard is evaluating the continued operation of the Hillsboro Inlet Entrance Light. In response to these concerns, the Coast Guard is considering three options: discontinuing the operation of the light, obscuring portions of the light or continuing the status quo. Coast Guard officials are requesting comments from local waterways users to determine if mariners still utilize the light for navigational purposes. Any interested party wishing to provide comments should Light at Hillsboro Inlet could go darkcontact: Commander, USCG Seventh District, Brickell Plaza Federal Building, 909 SE 1 Avenue, Miami Florida 33131 Attn: LTJG Andrew Haley at 305 415-6748, or email andrew.s.haley@uscg. mil no later than April 20.

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22 The Pelican Friday, January 13, 2012 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 Get to know your local Merchants HELP WANTEDFULL SERVICE NAIL TECHNICIAN Needed. With Or Without Following. Pompano Beach The Orange Room Salon. 954-782-8838. 1-27 DRIVER/TOUR GUIDE/ PART TIME. Have Happy & Relaxed Disposition. Good Speaking Voice & Good Driving Record. 954-784-4064. Fort Lauderdale. 1-20 BEAUTY HAIR STYLIST NAIL TECH MASSAGE, FACIALIST. GUARANTEED START WITH 100% COMMISSION. BOCA 954415-4937. 1-13 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 EMPLOYMENTCOMPUTER PROBLEMS? CALL MIKE For Fast 24 Hr Service. Excellent Computer Skills. Hands On Lessons From MBA. Printed Instructions For Problems Provided. 10% Off For 1st Time Customer. Mike Will Make It Happen Or The Service Is FREE! Call 954-6835607. 1-20 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 8-12 Hour Shifts. 954-826-5053. RN CAREGIVER to work day time has car. Will Provide Very Good Care For Your Loved One. 954-299-5077. 1-13 I NEED YOUR HELP! You Need Me. I Am A Chef, Dining Room Helper, Bartender, Manager + If You Need My Care Or Dog Care Try Me 2 Days NO CHARGE. Concetta 754-245-1446. 1-20 HHA/CNA AVAILABLE ASAP To Care For The Elderly In Your Home. References Available. 20 Years Experience. Call 561-809-1350. 1-13SERVICES RETIRED PLUMBING CONTRACTOR Looking For Work. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. CFC 027532. Low Rates. 954-496-6420. 1-13 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 COMPUTER TUTOR COMPUTER REPAIR FREE Estimate! 9 Computer Certifications. 25 Years Experience. Call Bill 954-4493681. 2-3 HOUSECLEANING Responsible Woman With 30 Yrs Housecleaning Experience. Please Call 954-486-7630. 1-13 WATSON PAINTING & WATERPROOFING CO. Interior/Exterior Painting. Res/Comm Pressure Clean Roofs/Decks. Lic/Ins. 954-6500488 Or 954-552-9457. 2-3 HONEST PC EXPERT Setups, Viruses, Repairs, Upgrades, Networking, Tutoring. Call Andy For A FREE Estimate. 954-857-4846. 1-20 FLASH MOVERS FREE ESTIMATES/ FLAT Rates By Owner 30 Years Experience Moving Done The Right Way! Small Or Large Jobs. No Job Too Dif cult! Additional Home Pickup Service Available Will Take Good Condition Furniture, Working Order Appliances & Electronics, Knick Knacks, Household Items, Etc, AT NO EXTRA CHARGE Applied To The Move, Call Anytime 954832-6802. 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 MOORE PLUMBING PLUMBING SERVICES Big Jobs Small Jobs. We Do It All. Remodeling & Repairs. Lic. & Insured. C.C. Accepted. Call 954-772-4600. 2-3 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. 1-13 HANDYMAN PAINTING CARPENTRY Pressure Cleaning. Decks! Everything Around The House. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call 561-350-3781. 1-20 HOME/OFFICE REPAIRS By State Certified G.C. Reasonable. CGC025802. More Information Call 954815-1007. GOT JUNK? DUMP TRUCK CLEANUPS Trees/ Landscape, Yard Fill. Paint/ Pressure Wash/ Roofs/Home Repairs Welding, Etc. Dave 954-818-9538. 1-13THRIFT STORELUCKY STAR THRIFT 5130 N Federal Hwy. Ft Lauderdale. Great Items At Low Prices From $2 Up. (No Clothing) 954-839-8182, 1-13HOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO 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 LIGHTHOUSE POINT Spacious 2/2 Furnished + Library/Of ce. Breakfast Bar With Den Off Kitchen. Large Covered Patio. Pool. Many Amenities. 954-8182388. 1-13 POMPANO BEACH 3/2 CENTRAL AIR. Screened Porch. Small Utility Room. $1100 Mo. 620 NE 35 Street. Call Darci 954783-3723. 1-27TIMESHARE FOR SALEJENSEN BEACH TIMESHARE On The OCEAN! 2 BEDROOM WEEK 52. $1,000. Call 954946-6401. 1-13MUSICIANS 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 clarine t players are especially needed. If you enjoy making music, call Jim McGonigal, Music Director at 954-647-0700 for more info.SEASONAL RENTALLAUD BY THE SEA Furn. 1/1, 2nd Floor, Beach Access. Seasonal $1,600 Mo Yrly $1,000 Mo. Pool, Gardens, No Smoking/Pets. 954-942-3274 Or 516-474-0951. 1-13 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESNew GREEN technology. New defroster control saves energy in home refrigerators, commercial chillers. Patented. All optical. Simple mfg. Strategic partners needed..www.NewAvionics.Com. 954-568-1991. CO-OP SALESPOMPANO BEACH 1/1 On Water, Dockage Available At Your Door. $59,500. Coldwell Banker Barbara 954-6291324. 1-20REAL ESTATE WANTEDI BUY HOUSES!! CASH!! AS IS! QUICK CLOSE! ANY AREA ANY CONDITION! NO EQUITY OK. CALL NOW 954-914-2355. 1-20CONDOS 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

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The Pelican 23 Friday, January 13, 2012 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 Pelican Classi eds Can Save You Time& Money 954.783.8700 DEERFIELD BEACH 2/2 Completely Redone. Granite Kitchen, New Cabinets. S.S. Appliances. 20 Porcelain Tile Floors. Travistine Stone Baths. Freshly Painted. 1st Floor. Less Than A Mile To Beach. $84,900. Call 631-873-8715. 1-20 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 LEISUREVILLE BACK ON MARKET! Buyer Did Not Qualify. Immaculate Furnished 2/2 $25,900. Joe Ryan Broker 954-638-9656. 1-13 SUPERB DIRECT INTRACOASTAL VIEW 2/2 Updated Condo. Low Maintenance. No Realtors Please. 954-304-4518 J Peasley / Better Homes & Garden RE. 2-3 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. 2-3CONDOS FOR RENTDEERFIELD BEACH Waterfront Furnished 2/2, Huge Balcony. Awesome View! Heated Pool, Cable, Covered Parking. No Pets Or Realtors. Good Credit Required. Annual $1100. Also NON Waterfront Annual. 2/2 $800 $825. Call 631-885-3342. 1-20 POMPANO DIRECT WATER ANNUAL RENTAL: 2/2, 1438 sf, $1,600/Mo. Call Walt 954461-1012. Others Available. Blacksmith Realty. 1-27 LAUDERDALE BY THE SEAAcross From Beach. Near Sea Watch. 1 Bedroom Den 2 Baths. Pool, W/D In Unit. $1075 Per Mo. Yrly. 1st Last Sec. Or Seasonal 5 Mo min. $1595/Mo. No Smoking. Call 954-942-5642. 1-20 OCEAN 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 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 UNFURNISHED APT. $700 Per Month. 1st And Security. Call 954-785-7270. 1-20 POMPANO 1/1 E OF FEDERAL SMALL COMPLEX. Very Clean. No Pets. $650 Month Yearly. Call Barbara 954-2637129. 1-13 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 RENTDEERFIELD/POMPANO BEACH 1 BR & 2 BR APTS FOR RENT. Remodeled, Paint, Tile, Etc. W & D On Site. Pool. Pet Friendly. Call George 954809-5030. 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 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. 3-9 COMMERCIAL 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. 1-13FURNITUREBEDSETS King $180 Queen $130 Full $110 Twin $90. 5 Pc. Bedroom Set $399. Frames $39. 954-465-6498. 1-13MEDICALMEDICAL LIFT CHAIR (BROWN) Excellent Condition. Asking $250. Pompano Beach. Please Call 954-781-2563. COLLECTIBLESJAEGER AND LE COULTRE WATCHES, CLOCKS, Any Kind Any Condition Wanted By Collector. Call Dirk 954709-0191. 1-20GARAGE SALESNE FT LAUDERDALE 1442 NE 56 Court. Sat & Sun 9am-4pm. Moving Out Of State. Bedroom Sets, Sofas, Futon, Dining & Patio Sets, Desk, Dishes. ALL MUST GO!! 1-13MUSICAL INSTRUMENTSVintage Rogers 3 piece drum set, snare, mounted tom and bass drum. $300 obo. 954-647-0700 2/3MUSICAL ITEMSBABY GRAND PIANO $1,200 FIRM. CALL 954-783-8700. ORGAN for SALE Excellent condition. $400. Call 9542950194. POOL BUILDING BLOCK FROM BEACH. Bright Spacious Apartments w/Tile Flooring, Newer Kitchens. 1 Bedroom Apt $999/Month & Extra Large 1 Bedroom Apt. $1075/Month. Include: WI-FI, Cable, Water & Coin Laundry. Also Available Studio Unit, Unfurnished Includes Electric: $689/Month Small Pet Considered. Owner/Agent Contact 954-608-7368. Seasonal Rates Are Available In Deer eld Beach Building. 1-20STUDIOS 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. 1-13 OUTDOOR STORAGEDEERFIELD BEACH OUTDOOR STORAGE For Boats, RVs, Commercial Vehicles & More. Call Chris At 954-520-1777. 2-3 Call us! The Pelican. 954.783.8700

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24 The Pelican Friday, January 13, 2012 The Pelican -part of doing business. Call us at 954-783-8700. valuable tools in his lifesaving arsenal. This week, he put in for an EMS grant from Broward County for 10 more AEDs, medical monitoring and rehab and intraosseus vascular devices. The idea is to place these units in select locations with public access. The exact locations will be decided when the units arrive.Red Tails movie offers history lessonDeer eld Beach The city has come up with the funds to send 120 youngsters, ages 13 to 17, to a showing of Red Tails, the story of the Tuskegee Airmen. The movie day on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Paragon 8 Theatres is the idea of Dist. 2 Commissioner Ben Preston who said he wanted to give Black kids a look at their history. Then he decided all kids need to see this This movie is about one aspect of the American experience. I want to give kids from across the city a chance to come together to learn about this inspiring story, and to share their own experiences with me and their peers, he said. The day includes the movie, popcorn, a soda and a pizza lunch. Commissioner Preston will address the group before the movie. Red Tails is the reallife story of WWII AfricanAmerican airmen trained in an experimental program to y bombers. When they were unexpectedly called to active duty, they performed exceptionally, and became US Air Force legends. Attendees must be Deereld Beach residents and must preregister with the parks and recreation department by Thursday, Jan. 20, 5 p.m. at 954-426-6898. They will meet at 11 a.m. at the Leo J. Robb Gymnasium at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 Street.SaveContinued from page 13

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The Pelican 25 Friday, January 13, 2012 SightingsContinued from page 12 credited John McNamara, union president, with intervening and helping resolve UnionContinued from page 1the issues through his energy and ideas. The city sought cost savings in overtime and hours of duty and pension bene ts. The agreement calls for a wage freeze for the rest of FY12. Only hours actually worked can count toward overtime pay, a savings of $50,000. Pension bene ts will not change now, but negotiations will begin immediately to try to reform retirement bene ts on or before March 16, Cherof said. McNamara, head of the union that represents Oakland Park re ghters, said he appreciated the effort. He thanked Lynn McCaffrey, the citys director of human resources and City Manager John Stunson, for their assistance in reaching agreement. The city and the union had reached impasse after meeting 10 times in an attempt to agree on the issues. A special magistrate heard the arguments, but no agreement was reached. Thats when the impasse hearing was called for. Instead, commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved the joint proposal that resolved the impasse issues.Commission OKs $95,000 for RMA agreementIn other business, commissioners approved an agreement with Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) for $95,000 to provide continued services to implement the citys ve-year strategic plan. Responding to Mayor Suzanne Boisvenues question about how the gure was arrived at, City Manager John Stunson said the city had $80,000 in the budget. He asked for an additional $15,000 for contingencies. A big chunk of the work will be at Oakland Park Station, (the former Sears warehouse) seen as the anchor to a culinary arts center, he said. 1-20 The City of Wilton Manors to show Dolphin Tale at 7 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, as part of Movie in the Park. Dolphin Tale, rated PG. 954-390-2130. 1-21 Pony rides at Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park, 1600 NE 5 Ave. from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free and rides cost $3. Public welcome. 954-786-4507. 1-21 to 22 The 3rd Annual Island City Open will take place at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive. The tournament is open to men and women in the singles, doubles and mixed doubles categories. Cost is $25 for singles and $30 per team. 954-390-2132.See SIGHTINGS on page 27

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The Pelican 27 Friday, January 13, 2012 1-22 The South Florida Chamber Ensemble, SFCE, will present Mirror Images at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran, 959 SE 6th Ave., Deerfield Beach. 954-803-3762. 1-22 Pro-Choice Coalition Rally at 2 p.m. on the corner of Broward Boulevard and Andrews Avenue. 1-28 & 29 Curtain Call Playhouse presents A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum at the Herb Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36Ave., Pompano Beach. Tickets $23. Call for times. 954-784-0768. 1-29 A Clarinet trio of Beethoven and more will be presented by the Chameleon Chamber Music Series at the Leiser Center, 221 SW 3 Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $35. 954-761-3435.ArtCall to Artists Artists in all media are invited to submit a sampling of their work to be considered for inclusion in the March 11 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 42nd Street. 954-8064749 or 954-376-0538. Wilton Manors Green Market Saturdays and Sundays at Hagen Park 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 954531-5383. 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, SightingsContinued from page 25

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