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Friday, April 20, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 16 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 P o m p a n o S e a f o o d F e s t S t a r t s T o d a y Pompano Seafood Fest Starts Today! What do men think? FAU researchers want those answers from menBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFBoca Raton Researchers at Florida Atlantic University are looking for a few good men. Make that a lot of good men who will participate in a study on how we age. The initiative came out of the university’s desire to establish a meaningful research project and because South Florida has the highest proportion of older people than any other in the country, it seemed the right place to conduct a study on aging. “There have been many longitudinal studies,” Dr. Ruth Tappen said, See MEN on page 7 Pompano Beach Seafood Festival Bounce Horse DerbyBy Steven WolfSPECIAL TO THE PELICANPompano Beach What do an attorney, a hospital CEO, the reverend of a church, the president of an auto body shop, a business executive, an exterminator and a health care administration assistant all have in common? They will all turn into bounce horse race jockeys tomorrow, competing in the inaugural Pompano Has Heart Seafood Festival Bounce Horse Derby. A total of ten local businesses have each sponsored one adult [rubber] bounce horse in the first ever race on the beach. See SEAFOOD FEST on page 9 Coffers at St. Laurence Chapel running lowBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach St. Laurence Chapel, the 24-year-old day care center for the homeless, has come upon hard times. As donations dwindle, the number of homeless people is growing said Director Joanne Fletcher. “Fort Lauderdale is moving the homeless from Stranahan Park and they are coming our way,” she said. The Chapel has been sustained in the past in large part by Episcopal See ST. LAURENCE on page 13By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach The life and times of the woman who built and occupied the city’s historic Butler House will be portrayed by Historical Society Executive Director Carolyn Morris Saturday, Apr. 28, 4 to 8 p.m. under the banyan tree at the home where Alice Butler lived until her death in 1977 at the age of 92. Morris admits she doesn’t resemble the petite Alice Butler who came to Deerfield Beach in 1912 with her husband JD. But for this fundraiser which benefits the Relay for Life/American Cancer Society, she thought it would be “fun to have a character” from Life of pioneer housewife a feature of Relay for Life fundraiser the era and said this week, “so here I am sitting in a wig.” For The Pelican photo session, Morris also wore a cloche hat and little, wire-rimmed spectacles similar to what Alice could have owned. She will give a 15-minute presentation around 6 p.m. about the women who occupied Deerfield’s historic home built in 1923. Alice grew up in Ohio and held a degree in music from a Quaker university. She met her future husband J.D. at Warm Springs, TX where he was taking the cure for a stomach ailment. She had accompanied her favorite uncle to the springs. The couple came to Deerfield Beach See BUTLER HOUSE on page 14 Carolyn Morris, executive director of the Deer eld Beach Historical Society, examines a photo of Alice Butler. Originally from Ohio, Butler came to Deer eld in 1912 and died at the age of 92 in 1977. [Photo by Judy Wilson]

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2 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 2012 SightingsA community calendar of East Broward County. Please email information to siren2415@gmail.com Music, Film & Theatre4-20 – The last Island City Art Walk of the season takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Over 40 local artists show off their works in Wilton Drive’s cafes, boutiques, restaurants and other businesses. 4-22, 28 – Peter and the Wolf, and other selections. Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra. Performances at Colony Theater, Miami Beach [April 22] and at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Davie. Pre concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. free Music for Munchkins at 11 a.m. Call 954-262-5303. 4-25 – Elvis Costello and The Imposters perform at 7 p.m. at Seminole Hard Rock Casino, 1 Seminole Way in Hollywood. Tickets are $49, $69 and $89. Visit www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com or 1-800-745-3000. 4-27 & 28 – Deerfield Beach Wine and Food Festival at Quiet Waters Park, 401 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. VIP and regular See SIGHTINGS on page 12 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Three students in Rebecca Lysengen’s fifth grade class at Norcrest Elementary School, Pompano Beach, were recognized this week for their essays in a contest sponsored by Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International. Their topic: “If I Were Mayor…” Jurors from Sister Cities selected the top three winners at each participating school. Winners at Norcrest were Rachel Raybuck, first; Brooklyn Decavallas, second; and Emily Howell, third. On Tuesday, they were invited to meet with Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler to learn about his job. On Sunday, they’re invited to read their essays at an annual Safety and helping others are themes of winning essay at Norcrest Elementary Rachel Raybuck tries out the Fort Lauderdale mayor’s chair for size while reading her essay, “If I Were Mayor . .” Children’s Day picnic at TY Park. Lysengen, who is also a commissioner in Lighthouse Point, said she’s very proud of See ESSAY on page 11all the essays and she hopes to share them with the mayor. “As a commissioner, I know

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The Pelican 3 Friday, April 20, 2012 CERT classes in MayFort Lauderdale The Fort Lauderdale Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, is looking for volunteers and will hold two free training classes, May 12 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Station 53, 2200 Executive Airport Way. CERT members are trained to assist law enforcement personnel after disasters occur. Pre-registration is required. Email Carladean Ferguson at carladeanf@fortlauderdale. gov or call 954-828-6700.By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach When Sicilian Oven co-owner Andrew Garavuso looks at the Fine Food and Wine event he sees new customers. But when guests arrive at the event next month, they will be seeing and tasting some of the finest foods and wines offered in the community. On May 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Suites, 555 NW 62 St., Fort Lauderdale, the Pompano Pompano Beach Chamber event offers some of the ner things in lifeBeach Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Fine Food and Wine evening. Just prior to the event, a special tasting will be held at 5:30 p.m. for VIPs who are willing to pay a bit more for first dibs at the gourmet feast. Garavuso said the event represents an opportunity to connect with other businesses as well as finding new customers. “Word of mouth is always the best, but we’ve got to get them in here first,” Garavuso added. Along with Sicilian Oven, located in Lighthouse Point, between 25 and 30 South Florida restaurants will be part of the evening, offering selections from their menus for attendees to enjoy. Caf Maxx, Casa D’Angelo Ristorante, Hot Tomatoes, Crown Wine & Spirits, the Fin & Claw and Blue Martini are slated to be among them. “This event is one of our largest fundraisers for the chamber,” said Ruthie Brooks, co-chair of the event. Lisa Spinelli, special events director, calls this evening the chamber’s “signature event.” “We’re definitely going to serve our Sicilian salad,” said Garavuso, which is made with Romaine lettuce, Garbanzo beans, red onions, black olives, green olives, shaved Parmesan cheese, tomatoes, roasted candy walnuts and homemade balsamic vinaigrette. “It’s to die for,” he said, adding, that he might also bring out his mini meatballs but he hasn’t solidified the menu just yet. In addition to the tastings, auctions items, including restaurant gift certificates, art, boating excursions, resort packages and more will raise the excitement level. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Dynamos of Pompano Beach, a non-profit organization started in 1976 that provides recreational opportunities for people with disabilities. “It’s an organization whose sole purpose is to provide See FOOD & WINE on page 12

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4 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 2012 By Bill JohnsonPELICAN WRITER Deerfield Beach When John Belcher drives from his family home in Fort Lauderdale to his business in Deerfield Beach he sees his work all over the place. So many large buildings sport his Styrofoam architectural features – moldings and decorations of various kinds. But his most eye-catching creations are huge and colorful creatures and characters that are impossible to ignore. For instance, football fans by the hundreds stop to have their picture taken with a 10foot tall Styrofoam football player on display at Miami Dolphins football games. Others pose for a photo with a 16-foot statute of Shaquille O’Neal next to a slightly shorter Dwayne Wade commissioned by the Miami Heat Deer eld Beach studio nds niche producing large Styrofoam characters and standing proudly at the games. Those are only two of the unique creations built at Unique Rabbit Studios in Deerfield Beach, at 1250 S. Powerline Road. The figures begin as blocks of polystyrene foam which are shaped by artistic designers, skilled CAD technicians and state-ofthe-art software. Belcher, who has a background in construction, began the business in 2001 with a focus on architectural design features for buildings and then expanded it to include huge statues and everything else it takes to transform one environment to another. He does it for buildings of all kinds. “We’ve done some really big churches,” Belcher said. “This [aspect of the business] takes us from the architectural market in South Florida into the world market.” That larger market includes a number of theme restaurants. An Italian restaurant, for instance, relied on Unique Rabbit Studios to replicate the Roman Coliseum, one of the Pompano Beach The city’s recycling and solid waste advisory committee will be hosting a clean up of Community Park, 820 NE 13 Ave., Clean on May 5 from 8 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. Volunteers will meet at Pavilion C-1, by the basketball courts. Gloves, bags and water will be provided for the volunteers. For students, this is an approved way to get required community service hours in for this year. Call 954-786-4111Volunteers needed to help clean Community Park See CHARACTERS on page 12John Belcher stands next to one of his company’s creations, shown here in the form of a Miami Dolphins player.

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The Pelican 5 Friday, April 20, 2012 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFOakland Park Like a traveling mall food court, food truck events bring a multitude of different cuisines to a single location. And tomorrow from 5 to 9 p.m. at the corner of Oakland Park Boulevard and Dixie Highway, Oakland Park will Gourmet on Wheels food truck event returns to Oakland Parkhost its latest food truck affair. Gourmet on Wheels, presented by Oakland Park Main Street, offers fish tacos, burgers, Mediterranean style Kosher, short rib sandwiches, pulled pork, lobster rolls, Italian ice and more; all served across the counters of a few nomadic kitchens. Siegi Constantine, Main Street’s executive director, said that because food trucks are a popular South Florida draw Main Street sees the event, now in its fourth installment, as one more way to expose people to downtown Oakland Park. “We always look to showcase downtown. October was even better than September,” said Constantine, referring to attendance levels. Jack Garabediam, owner of Jefe’s Original Fish Taco and Burger, which serves California style fish tacos, American burgers and fries, has been in the restaurant business for 35 years. And for the last two years he’s been part of the food truck scene. Garabediam says he started his food truck business because of what he saw as a lack of good Mexican food. “This was the best way I could bring great Mexican food to people. “I’m from East L.A. and I know what Mexican food is supposed to be like.” Asked why he drives all the way up to Oakland Park when his business is in Miami, Garabediam said, “There’s no reason for them not to have some great Mexican food.” Partnering with Main Street is Debbie Blakely, owner of Big Dog Station, which is located at the corner where the event is being held. Blakely said past events have brought a “really nice and diverse crowd” and some of them have come back through her doors in the days and weeks after the food trucks packed up and left. “Even people who live around the corner say, “Wow, I didn’t even know you were here,’” she said. Along with the food trucks there will also be vendors and live entertainment. Parking is available along Oakland Park Boulevard near Dixie Highway, Northeast 12 Avenue, Northeast 11 Avenue and between Northeast 33 Street and Northeast 32 Street. For more, call 754-214-0041.

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6 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 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 2012. 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 Graphics: Rachel Ramirez Windsheimer Bookkeeper: John White Classi eds: Fran Shelby Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik, Michael d’Oliveira Account Executives: Paul Shroads, Carolyn Mann, Bill Heaton, Bill Fox Special Of ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 • Volume XX, Issue 16 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Letters & OpinionsDeer eld Commission ignoring bigger issues, says residentTo the Editor, In last week’s Letter to the Editor from the Deerfield City Commission, they claimed they do not routinely respond to comments made by a resident during a commission meeting. A resident? They were referring to former mayor Jean Robb, and they claimed that her comments were so outrageous that they had to respond. Yet, there are much more important issues that have been brought before the commission that have yet to see the light of day: A. A resident was the victim of hit-and-run at an intersection where the light is inadequate. The Community Redevelopment Agency recently purchased a generator in the Cove Shopping Center to light up a Christmas Tree. Isn’t it more important to light the area where the young person was killed, especially when the cost for such a project would be $3,000 to $5,000? B. Ignoring the savings of $50,000 by refusing to move the municipal election to November 2012 from March 2013. Are they afraid of a bigger turn-out that just might cost them their seats? The commission has refused to put it on the agenda for a vote so the voters can see just which commissioners don’t care about saving the taxpayers money. And who on the commission wrote the full page letter? And which of the commissioners were part of this retaliatory action? Was their getting together to put the letter together an obvious violation of the Sunshine law? Time will tell when the state attorney is made aware of the circumstances surrounding the creation of this full page letter. Steve Krevoy Deerfield BeachCorrectionIn the April 13 issue of The Pelican it was reported that Wilton Manors commissioners unanimously voted to buy the property at 2524 NE 8 Terrace for the purposes of creating more public parking. Mayor Gary Resnick abstained because he said his law firm represents Chase Bank, which is selling the property to the city as part of a short sale. The Pelican regrets the error. To the Editor, Here in the southeastern sector of Florida we are being bombarded with rhetoric about “saving the turtles.” I can’t believe the effort behind this campaign. In the first place, the mature turtle lays her eggs just several feet from the water’s edge, buries them deep and goes back to the sea. No lights affect this process. The site is always well recognized and impossible to miss. The next morning the ‘turtle patrol’ comes by and carefully digs the eggs up for transportation to a hatching area. About an hour later the beach combing machinery comes by, scarifies the surface to collect the sea debris, makes intermittent piles and then comes back to dig holes in the sand and bury the debris. If any nests were missed, they were plowed away and the eggs destroyed. Now comes the rhetorical part: Turn off all lights within 400 feet of the beach and pull the curtains shut so no light is visible from the beach. The street lights are turned off even on some streets back from the beach. We have now created a perfect scenario for the muggers, rapists and thieves to commit their acts under the protection of darkness. Now if that’s not enough, some rocket scientist says turn off the lighthouse at the Hillsboro Inlet because the turtles are getting confused. Are you kidding? The light is 70 feet in the air, aimed high to the sea and turtles don’t climb lighthouses or even look up that far. What about the sailors and pilots that depend on that light to keep human lives safe from the surrounding rocks and shoreline that juts out into the sea? How many turtles is one human life worth? Let’s get some common sense into this and ask, “When was the last time a turtle hatched on our beach?” And, who says they always hatch in the middle of the night? Jim Caggiano Lauderdale-By-The-SeaToo much bad rhetoric about lights and turtles, says LBTS residentWe at The Pelican support the recent position of the Broward County’s stand to put a halt to sexual abuse and child abuse. Below is a statement from the county that asks all of us to take part in ‘Denim Day’ on April 24. Broward County is encouraging all county residents to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing denim and denim ribbons on Denim Day, April 24, in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Both the Broward County Commission and the Broward County School Board are issuing proclamations in support of this important cause. “I hope that everyone will join the Broward County Commission in observance of Denim Day. Let us not forget that it was only fteen years ago that an Italian high court issued this ruling against a rape victim who was wearing what they considered tight jeans. It was a travesty of justice for women worldwide and set off a nationwide movement that we support on this day by wearing denim,” said Commissioner Barbara Sharief, who will present a proclamation designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month and Tuesday, April 24, as Denim Day in Broward County.About Denim DayDenim Day was started in Rome, Italy, in 1997. An 18-year-old girl was picked up by her 45-year-old driving instructor for her rst lesson. He took her to an isolated road, pulled her out of the car and raped her, threatening her with death if she told anyone. She reported the assault and pressed charges. The instructor was convicted of rape and sentenced to jail. He appealed and the Italian Supreme Court overturned the conviction and released the perpetrator. The chief judge argued that, “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.” Enraged by the verdict, women in the Italian Parliament launched an immediate protest by wearing jeans to work. The California Senate and Assembly were motivated to do the same, and a movement was born. Broward County has supported the Wear Denim campaign since 2009. The theme for this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, “Broward Aware: Child Abuse Prevention – It Is Up to Us” and “It’s Time….To Talk About It. Respect. Connect. Prevent Sexual Violence,” underscores the fact that sexual assault and child abuse are intolerable crimes affecting everyone. Activities open to the public for the remainder of the monthlong observance include:Governmental Center Exhibit – April 1-30Throughout April, residents are invited to stop by the Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, to view a powerful exhibit of survivorLet’s put on our Big Boy and Big Girl jeans on April 24 Send your opinions to The Pelican! siren2415@gmail.comSee DENIM on page 21

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The Pelican 7 Friday, April 20, 2012 but none from such a diverse area.” Dr. Tappen and Dr. Joseph Ouslander broached their idea to a committee considering 40 other research suggestions and won the grant money being offered. In the next 18 months, researchers will interview 800 people between the ages of 65 and 85 asking questions about medical and family history, eating habits, exercise, lifestyle, future plans, how they view themselves, how they function in their communities. In addition, evaluations of physical and mental prowess will be given. It may sound daunting, but it is accomplished in three, two-hour sessions. According to Dr. Tappen there is no lack of volunteers, just a shortage of men willing to answer the questionnaires. “It is much easier to persuade women than men,” she said. “But we need to understand the whole population.” Already cultural differences are emerging. In the group of 800 are people of European, Spanish, Caribbean Indian and African descent. Obvious cultural traditions exist. The answers to the questions are being entered into a data bank. It may take years to draw conclusions but in the future Dr. Tarrant hopes to be able to re-contact her subjects to see how they are doing and if their answers today in some way predicted their futures.MenContinued from page 1The reward for those who participate is a $10 Publix gift card per session and for those who agree, a free blood test. The blood samples are being held for possible future DNA testing. All participants are given complete confidentiality and identified only by a number. There are at least 10 sites in Broward, Palm Beach and Dade counties where volunteers for the South Florida Quality Aging Registry are interviewed. Deerfield Beach resident Joan Gould is one of the researchers. On the job three months, she is finding it fascinating. To fulfill the ethnic quotas, she is reaching out to men in ethnic groups. One of her resources has been the regional Kwianis Club organization that is putting her in touch with clubs in AfricanAmerican and Latino neighborhoods. “You might say I am on a mission for men,” Gould said. In her short time on the job, Gould has talked with amazing people, some well into their 80s, who retain their zest for life and are planning for the future. One of the test sections focuses on quality of life versus quantity, i.e. “Would you rather live longer not able to get around much or have a shorter, but more active, healthier life?” It’s a soulsearching question, one many people have avoided confronting she said. Another question probes values, i.e. what are some of the good things about growing older? People say such things as, “freedom to do what I want, leisure time, pleasant memories.” One thing Gould has discovered is money is not a primary factor in aging well. “I have talked to people who live in palatal homes in gated communities and have plenty of money, but who are becoming reclusive. And I am meeting people in over-55 communities like Kings Point and Century Village who are busy all the time and having a lot of fun,” she said. Said Gould, “There has not been anyone I have met during these studies, whether 60, 70 or 90 years old, who didn’t want another day to live in spite of their frailty, health or other issues. Of course, the folks that tend to participate in this type of study are generally more engaged, unselfish and willing to give of themselves to provide the insight we need to learn from these programs.” Those interested in participating in the FAU Program on Healthy Aging can contact Project Manager Dr. Sanya Diaz, 561-207-4323.

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8 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 2012 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. Call The Pelican to nd out how you can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park Make time tomorrow to find out all about Jazzercise. Darlene Marcroft, franchise owner of the Jazzercise Fort Lauderdale Fitness Center at 412 E. Oakland Park, is offering three free classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate her new fitness center which just opened mid-December of last year. In addition to the classes visitors can watch or participate and also enjoy a craft show, raffles and refreshments. Darlene says, “I’ve been an instructor and franchise owner for 19 years, but just invested in my own studio a few months ago. Jazzercise is different and we’re different from a traditional health club class because we try to focus on fun and music. Time flies while you’re dancing and getting a workout. Class members are getting value painlessly.” Tomorrow, Saturday, Darlene will have a free 9 a.m. class stressing cardio and strength training. At 11 a.m. she will conduct a free class stressing circuit and interval training. At 2 p.m., the free class will focus on body sculpting. Marcroft is a certified Jazz instructor who is able to train and certify potential teachers. She says, “We bring in trainers and quality control associates.” Jazzercise is a corporation, founded by Judi Sheppard Missett who turned her love of jazz dance into a worldwide dance exercise phenomenon. and founded the Jazzercise dance fitness Free classes tomorrow at Jazzercise Fort Lauderdale Darlene Marcroft, right, is a certi ed Jazzercise instructor who has been teaching for 19 years. In December of 2011, she opened her own studio in Fort Lauderdale. Tomorrow during open house the public will enjoy a free opportunity to experience Jazzercise from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by the Jazzercise Fort Lauderdale Fitness Center at 412 E. Oakland Park Blvd. [ Photos courtesy of Darlene Marcroft]program in 1969. The workout program offers a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and cardio box movements. Benefits include increased cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility, as well as a ‘feel good’ result. This international franchise business hosts a network of 7,800 instructors teaching more than 32,000 classes weekly in 32 countries. Judi Misset’s philosophy includes giving back to the community and over the years she and her instructors have raised over $26 million for See JAZZERCISE on page 9 Briefs Deer eld Beach Wine & Food FestivalDeerfield Beach The 2nd annual Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival will be held Apr. 27 and 28 at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road. Events include a Grand Tasting Launch Party on Apr. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. A Jazz Blues Brunch will be held Apr. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $35. Tickets to the Grand Tasting on Apr. 28 are $60 for the 6 to 10 p.m. event. To kick off the festival, a VIP Dinner Under the Stars will be held Apr 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $99. Purchase tickets online at www. dbwff.com or call 561-338-7594.Food & Flick FestivalPompano Beach The Food & Flick Festival will be held on April 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Pompano Community Park, 820 NE 18 Ave., Pompano Beach. The event will have food trucks, 5:30 to 10 p.m., and a family friendly movie at 8 p.m. Wesley Phillips will be providing musical entertainment. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. Funds will count towards the Feinstein challenge, which gives money to hunger fighting agencies. Call 954725-8434.

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The Pelican 9 Friday, April 20, 2012 The Seafood Festival Derby will take place at 4 p.m. in front of the community stage. Due to the large number of sponsored bounce horses, there will be two elimination divisions with the first three official finishers in the race turning for the six-horse final. Rain-out date is Sunday at 4 p.m. Proceeds from the sponsorships will support Pompano Has Heart, Inc., Pompano Beach’s disaster relief charity. The grueling 40-ft. stretch course is being raced on sand. Jockeys will bounce their horses over the course to the finish line. Any jockey who falls off must get right back on in order to compete. They cannot pickup or carry their horse at any time. Some are expecting this event to be a YouTube classic from the start to finish line. The eleven local sponsors in the event are the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, jockey Brian Bell; iBERIABANK, jockey to be announced; John Knox Village, jockey Ashley Blitz; Auto Tech & Body, jockey Jay Ghanem; Wellness Center, jockey Jon Saluk; St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, jockey Rev. Bernard Pecaro; Imperial Point Medical Center, jockey Alice Taylor; Ridit Pest Control, jockey Michael Hunter; John Knox Village, jockey Brigit Korman; Executive Printing, jockey to be announced, and the Isle Casino & Racing Pompano Park, who donated the bounce horses to Pompano Has Heart. Their jockey is not yet announced. The race announcer will be Pompano Beach resident and a member of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame Communicators Corner, John Berry. Contact Pompano Has Heart President Steven Wolf, at pompanohasheart@gmail.com or 954-654-3757. a wide range of charities by leading classes at performances, sporting and local events. The corporate offices are in Carlsbad, California where 250 staff member are employed. Asked how often one should attend classes, Darlene says, “It depends upon your goals. Those seeking weight loss should plan on five to six classes a week. We estimate burning 600 calories in 60 minutes. Those who want health improvements and toning should attend three to four classes a week. I offer 18 classes a week. The Pelican spoke to several Jazzercise enthusiasts who attend Darlene’s classes and here’s what they had to say. Richard Stieff, Fort Lauderdale, says “It looks difficult, but it’s not. I’m poorly coordinated and when Darlene says left foot, I’m the guy who sticks out his right foot. Darlene is such a motivator that I’ve kept on doing Jazzercise for three years about four times a week. I need a group setting to keep myself motivated, and this group is very supportive. I’ve lost 70 pounds and I’m thrilled with the results in appearance and health.” Constance Ruppender, Wilton Manors, has been a devotee of Jazzercise for the past four years, attending three to four classes a week. “After seeing my bone density test, my doctor suggested I take up Jazzercise again,” she says. “I had been a fan in the 80s, but there was a gap for quite a few years. I had a bone density test again recently and passed with flying colors. Jazzercise is fun and wonderful for keeping me fit. I’m now middle aged and it’s not easy to lose weight, but I’ve managed to lose10 pounds which I was very glad to do. The group is very supportive because we’re all fighting the same demons.” Open house tomorrow is at Jazzercise in Fort Lauderdale only, 412 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Call 754-224-8244. JazzerciseContinued from page 8 Seafood FestContinued from page 1 Democrats host state representative May 7Pompano Beach State Representative Gwyndolen “Gwyn” Clarke-Reed will be joined by Lee Feldman, area leader for Broward County Democratic Area District XII, at the May 7 Palm Aire Democratic Club meeting, 7 p.m. at the Herb Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36 Ave. Among the topics of conversation will be the “Affordable Care Act” and legislative issues facing the State of Florida. The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 954-975-3772 or 786-8771644.

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10 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 2012 Shop your local merchants!954-783-8700 Making a Difference Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-7838700.By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFF The tradition to honor almost 100 volunteers in the Doreen Gauthier Lighthouse Point Library continued on April 11 under the direction of Interim Library Director, Christy Keyes. She chose shades of the ocean and starfish for her theme, designed and made the invitations and applied a center pearl in each one by hand. And a starfish bookmark added sparkle to every place setting at the luncheon. Keyes explains, “I did my field work/internship under Doreen’s leadership for almost six months and I can’t measure the importance of that time, nor the learning I got. That invaluable experience plus the help of the staff and over 100 volunteers enabled me to carry on Doreen’s legacy as interim director.” She continues, “We couldn’t exist without our volunteers including our instructors, tutors, book sale helpers, re-shelvers. This huge pool of talent keeps us up and running. I’m especially grateful for their support, encouragement and sense of community. I was a volunteer here myself, and having been one I can appreciate Doreen Gauthier Lighthouse Point Library honors volunteers at 33rd annual luncheon See VOLUNTEERS on page 34Crystal Lake yard sale and Earth DayPompano Beach The Crystal Lake Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association will hold its second annual Community Yard Sale and third annual Earth Day celebration on April 21 at Crystal Lake Middle, 3551 NE 3 Ave., Pompano Beach. The Earth Event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the yard sale runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both events are free but table space at the yard sale is $10. During the Earth Day event there will be a parade, food, music, environmental materials and vendors and interactive educational displays. Free plants will also be given away while supplies last. For more, call 954-2570183. Briefs League tennis in Oakland ParkOakland Park Players are needed to participate in an upcoming women’s tennis league at the Dillon Tennis Center, 4091 NE 5 Ave., Oakland Park. Almost all levels of play are available and matches are scheduled every other week. The Dillon Tennis Center features eight lighted clay tennis courts open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. Those interested can call the city’s tennis pro, Mike Dillon, at 954-561-6180 for more information and registration. Lighthouse Point Mayor Fred Schorr and his wife, Laraine, Volunteers Sue Blough, Irene Letendre, Rosemary Wilson [staff], Chriss Goldtrap, Ruth Maiden and Ruth Halperin. [Photos by Cathy Anthony] Christy Keyes, interim library director.

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The Pelican 11 Friday, April 20, 2012 how important civic involvement is. I hope this will inspire them [the students] to get involved in the community now and in the future,” she said. Rachel Raybuck’s essay: If I were the mayor of Pompano Beach, I would make the city safer, hold events for charities, and help citizens by having more health clinics and soup kitchens. I would make the city safer by putting cameras up around the city and putting more law enforcement on the job. The cameras would make sure the cops were doing their jobs. The cameras would be in EssayContinued from page 2 parks, parking lots, roads and on various buildings throughout the city. Making the city safer would be important to keep the citizens safe. Secondly, I would organize events for charities. Some of the events would be marathons, carnivals, and athletic competitions. The money raised would benefit charities such as the Red Cross and cancer and autism foundations. The money would also help citizens with disabilities. I would also help the citizens by having more health clinics and soup kitchens. The citizens who are less fortunate or who lost their jobs and health insurance would benefit the most. If I were mayor, I would help the citizens who need help and make the city safer for everyone. Haitian Flag Day honors scheduled for May 19SPECIAL TO THE PELICAN Pompano Beach Forest Lawn North Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens will honor Haitian Flag Day on May 19 from 4 to 4:55 p.m. at 200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach. The community is invited to join in paying tribute to the lives lost during the 2010 earthquake and honor the resilience of the people of Haiti. Refreshments will be provided. “We are honored to pay tribute to the people of Haiti by honoring Haitian Flag Day,” said Lauren Pechacek, manager of Forest Lawn North. For more, call 954-784-4000.

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12 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 2012 The Pelican Call us! 954-783-8700 a chance for these disabled folks to get together and have a good time,” said Pompano Beach Commissioner Rex Hardin, Dynamos board president. Dynamos meet on Saturdays for about six hours at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center to participate in programs that include arts and crafts, trips to parks and Special Olympics events Tickets to the event are $60. Food & Wine VIP tickets are $85. A special offer of four tickets for $200 is also available but only if purchased before the event. For more information, visit www.pompanochamber.com or call 954-941-2940. Food & WineContinued from page 3studio’s extensive projects. On a smaller scale, a large Styrofoam shark spawned in the Deerfield Beach studio is now a visual attraction in a restaurant in Jamaica, and seven-foot tall Buddha statue greets patrons of an Asian restaurant. To Belcher’s delight, a number of dentists have also found their way to Unique Rabbit Studios. “One of my favorite aspects of the business is decorating dentists’ offices, especially those who treat children,” he said. The work is not all about producing big things. A walk through the studio reveals surfboards and paddle boards under construction along with large letters – U.S.A – that will be placed on the beach for an upcoming air show. Asked about one of his strangest requests, Belcher tells about a six-foot pig with wings and the story that goes with it. It seems that two men made a bet on the outcome of the last presidential election. One of them said Barack Obama could not win, saying Obama would win “only when pigs can fly.” When he lost the bet he was required to display a flying pig in his yard for a year. Unique Rabbit Studios happily built one – a pig with wings. Asked how a business like this came to be called Unique Rabbit, Belcher explains that his young daughter came home from school one day with this joke: Question: How do you catch a unique rabbit? Answer: Unique up on it. That tickled Belcher’s imagination. He learned that the web address “UniqueRabbit.com” was available, and the rest, as they say, is history. CharactersContinued from page 4 tickets available. Cost varies by activity. Visit www.DeerfieldBeachWineAndFoodFestival.com or 561-338-7594. 4-27 – Actor and comedian Billy Gardell, from the television show Mike & Molly, performs at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49, $59 and $69. Visit www. hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com or 1-800-745-3000. SightingsContinued from page 2 See SIGHTINGS on page 17 Oakland Park moving forward with land buys By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park City commissioners voted Wednesday to reprogram funds under an agreement with Broward County to purchased property in the city’s downtown area. The vote at Wednesday’s meeting was 4-1, Commissioner Suzanne Boisvenue dissenting. A balance of $10.2 million remains of an original $13 million provided under the county’s redevelopment capital program. The agreement expires June 21. Properties now being considered for purchase include: Sikes Tile property at 3450 NE 12 Ave., 3484 NE 12 Ave., 3498 NE 12 Ave. for $1.6 million. Squire Plaza, an assemblage of properties at 3400 NE 11 Ave., 3401 N. Dixie Highway, 1110 NE 34 Court and 3407 N. Dixie Hwy. for $2.2 million and Schnell property at 1229 NE 37 St. for $320,000. The vote was unanimous on the Sikes property and 4-1, Boisvenue dissenting, on the other two. The commission will meet again at 6 p.m. on April 23, to consider purchases of additional properties.

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The Pelican 13 Friday, April 20, 2012 Charities, the United Way, St. Jude’s Catholic Church, the Moore Foundation, the Ahns Foundation, donations from John Knox Village and food donations from the Harvest Project. Currently there is just not enough money coming in to balance the Chapel’s $30,000 a month budget. Fletcher has cut back on the transportation service that brings clients to the Chapel on St. LaurenceContinued from page 1Blount Road and is operating with a skeleton staff: herself, a cook/driver and a part time nurse. Volunteers serve the food and manage the clothing bank. The county maintains the building. Father Todd Hoover, assistance rector at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Coral Springs, raised his concerns for the Chapel’s future at the last city commission meeting. Afterward he pointed out that 80 to 100 people are fed at the Chapel every day where they also get showers, clean clothing, a bin in which they keep their few possessions, nursing care, a mailing address, use of telephones and a place to sleep during the day. “They sleep in the pews and on the floor,” Hoover said. “At night they walk the streets.” In these current economic times, the demographic at the shelter is changing. A few years ago, only five percent of the clients were female. Today that number is 20 percent. “We deal with the hardcore homeless,” Father Hoover said. “We don’t ask questions.” There are cases when people are sleep in their cars, come in for breakfast, shower and go to work. The Chapel is not set up to accommodate children, but families without a place to live are sneaking their kids in for very earlymorning showers and then sending them off to school. Fletcher approached the City of Pompano Beach for help last week and learned she had just missed the Mar. 30 deadline to apply for a Community Block Grant. Asst. City Manager Willie Hopkins said the Chapel meets the qualifications for block grant assistance, but will have to wait until next year. He said he encouraged Fletcher to go to the county where the deadline has not yet passed. Fletcher said her budget is strained by the high cost of vehicle insurance and maintaining the Chapel’s two vans, the cost of food, the cost of propane used for the cooking grills, administrative expenses. “There is not much respite for the homeless,” Fletcher said. “But we keep them off the streets during the day, away from the beach and businesses.” The Chapel accepts donation of money, food and clothing at its 1698 Blount Road location until 4 p.m. five days a week. It is not open on Saturday or Sunday, but Father Hoover’s church serves lunch the second Sunday of every month. This year, Easter fell on that day and more than 80 people came in for that traditional meal. Father Hoover said one of the clients’ biggest needs is shoes, men’s shoes in particular. Because the homeless walk all night, shoes and socks are treasured items. Most homeless people sleep with their shoes on for fear of them being stolen, he said. Mayor Lamar Fisher, when he heard about St. Laurence’s financial difficulties said, “It saddened my heart that an organization that has helped hundreds of homeless folks has such financial constraints. There is truly a need for them; they fill a void in our community.” Fletcher said she will talk with county officials next week. She is hoping somewhere to find at least $150,000 in grant money so the Chapel will be around to celebrate its 25th year anniversary.Young Professionals Networking at Oceans 234 April 25 Deerfield Beach Join The Young Professionals for a beachside business mixer at Oceans 234, 234 North Ocean Blvd., Deerfield Beach, on April 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A division of the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Young Professionals is a networking group geared towards professionals in their 20s and 30s. Cost is $10 and includes one free drink and 40 percent off bar bites. To RSVP, call the Pompano Beach Chamber at 954-941-2940 or email Lauryn Charles at lcharles@ afsgconsulting.com. Tom Trento speaks to RepublicansPompano Beach Tom Trento of United West will be at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach, on April 26 at 7 p.m. to discuss the current events and political situation involving Israel. Topics include: What is really going on in Israel, right now? When will Israel attack Iran? Will America stand with Israel? Why is Israel important to America? For more information, call Carolyn Mann at 954-729-0192

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14 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 2012 to farm and became pillars of this community. They lost three young children to various health conditions and when Alice died, the bulk of her estate went to establish college scholarships for graduates of Deerfield Beach High School, or DBHS. But that’s only part of the story. For the rest, attend “An Evening with Alice Butler” and learn about local history, enjoy the music of the DBHS Jazz Band, snack on appetizers and sip wine. Cost is $10. The Butler House is at 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.More roadwork underway on E. Hillsboro BoulevardDeerfield Beach Merchants and motorists, beleaguered by the ongoing E. Hillsboro Blvd. road project probably have one more week of frustration in store. The intersection of Federal Highway and Hillsboro and the roadway east to A1A is being repaved due to faulty work performed by the original asphalt contractor. There will be lane closures both day and night while the new layer of asphalt is put down and the road is striped. Assistant City Manager Keven Klopp said the city purposely held the work off until the season ended. The inferior work was done in December and after an assessment, the city rejected it. “It was a substandard installation,” Klopp said. “The pavement was not as smooth as it should be.” Klopp said the general contractor, Ricman Construction, was put on notice that work being done was substandard. Ricman has since hired another asphalt contractor, but there remains a dispute over payment which is in negotiation now, Klopp said. Tragically, earlier this week, a worker was killed at the construction site when he walked behind a dump truck. Riccardo Corralles, 53, of Hialeah, was struck at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of Hillsboro Blvd. and declared dead shortly later at North Broward Medical Center. The boulevard, from Northeast 12 Avenue to A1A, was closed to traffic for several hours. Earth Day at City Campus promises education, giveaways and funDeerfield Beach The city’s new solar energy system will be the star of the Arbor Day/Earth Day event Saturday, Apr. 28 at Central City Campus, 401 SW 4 Street. The solar panel system, installed in December and activated Mar. 15, is clamped onto the roof of the environmental services building and produces 14.7 kilowatts of power a day, enough to have already saved about $1,000 according to Chad Grecsek, assistant environmental services director. The solar photovoltaic system was paid for with grant fund from the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Grecsek will be on hand to explain the system to attendees. Also planned for the day are tree giveaways for residents, tours of the “green” environmental services building, rain barrel demonstrations and sales, paper shredding with the first box free for residents of Deerfield Beach and a demonstration of the automated side loader truck coming on line this summer to handle and record residential single stream recycling. Specialists from the Gumbo Limbo Preserve will talk about sea turtles and water conservation will be the topic for experts from the city’s utility department.Butler HouseContinued from page 1The event runs from 8 a.m. until noon and is free.Union contract nalized; all employees face ve percent wage cutDeerfield Beach A commission vote has forced the Professional Managers and Supervisors Association, or PMSA. to accept the same contract terms as the city’s general employees: a five percent wage decrease and a 10 percent contribution to insurance premiums. The vote was taken at a hearing last week after the city and union representatives presented their arguments. The city and PMSA have been negotiating since July 2011 on a contract that affects 29 midmanagement employees. A hearing held before magistrate Richard Deem See UNION on page 16

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The Pelican 15 Friday, April 20, 2012 Advertise with The Pelican! 954-783-8700! By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park The Oakland Park Library has recently expanded its services with the addition of free e-books and audio books available Oakland Park, Wilton Manors libraries now offering free e-booksfor download from the city’s website. The library is part of a consortium with 12 other municipal libraries, including Wilton Manors and Parkland, that share access to the books. To download an e-books, patrons need a city library card and a computer, iPhone, iPad or e-reader. There is no charge for the service. The limit for now is three books at a time, though that may be increased later. Fiction and non-fiction books for adults, teens and children are available. “Interest in the new program has exploded,” said Heidi Burnett, library manager of Oakland Park. She said people have been asking for months when the library would be getting e-books. Participants can search a catalogue to see what books are available immediately. There may be a wait for some bestsellers. The Friends of the Oakland Park Library donated 50 percent of the start-up costs for this program and the rest came from state aid grant money, Burnett said. There was no additional cost to the city. To check out and download e-books and audio books, click the link in the center of the city’s homepage, www. oaklandparkfl.org, any time, from any place with internet access. The Oakland Park Library is at 1298 NE 37 St. The Wilton Manors Library is at 500 NE 26 St. Public input wanted on possible fees at Pompano’s Canine Corner Dog ParkPompano Beach The City of Pompano Beach will hold a meeting on May 2 at 6 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St. The purpose of the meeting is to allow members of the public to express their opinions regarding the implementation of possible fees at the Canine Corner Dog Park, 1101 N. Federal Hwy.

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16 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 2012The Pelican 954-783-8700 in March resulted in Deem agreeing with the city’s wage and benefit position but the union did not budge on its position that the city gave raises to high-level employees while imposing the five percent cut. Human Resources Director Mike Milanowski said raises were given only to those employees promoted to new positions and given more responsibility. Now that the PMSA contract is settled, the wages of all employees will be cut by five percent, and they will begin contributing to their health insurance premiums. The first checks to reflect the new wages will be issued May 11, Milanowski said. Had the cut gone into effect at the beginning of the fiscal year Oct. 1, the city would have saved about $750,000, he added.UnionContinued from page 14 Broward Sheriff’s Of ce re ghters save the littlest among us A Broward Sheriff’s Of ce re ghter feeds the recently saved kitten through a syringe. [Photo courtesy of the Broward Sheriff’s Of ce] SPECIAL TO THE PELICANWest Park Firefighters from Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Station 27 rescued a newborn kitten trapped inside a metal post Saturday afternoon. Just before 3 p.m., kids playing in the backyard near 3101 SW 37 Terrace heard meowing coming from a 12-foot section of fence pipe lying on the ground. Firefighters responded and pinpointed the source of the meowing to the section of pipe anchored in concrete. They used a saw to carefully cut the pipe and found a newborn kitten, barely hours old, inside. They took the kitten back to the firehouse, cleaned it up and fed it from a syringe. The kitten is now being cared for by a Broward family.

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The Pelican 17 Friday, April 20, 2012 Readers will nd The Pelican at Lowe’s entrance in Pompano Beach. Call 954-783-8700. SPECIAL TO THE PELICANBroward County residents are invited to “get their hands dirty” and learn how to start their own vegetable gardens at an interactive gardening demonstration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the downtown Governmental Center Annex, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. The event is part of the monthlong celebration of National County Government Month, promoting County Plant your own vegetable garden April 26programs, services, events and activities related to the theme “Healthy Counties, Healthy Families.” Attendees will have the opportunity to receive free vegetable seedlings to replant in their home gardens, including okra, Asian long beans, peppers and eggplant. Master Gardener Michael Madfis will be available to answer questions and offer gardening tips. Fort Lauderdale Vegetables is co-sponsoring the event and will provide more than 600 seedlings, which will be available on a first come, first served basis. “Every day more and more families are making the connection between living healthier lifestyles and the role of nutrition. With the price of fresh fruits and vegetables becoming out of reach for some families, many are turning to meaningful ways of reducing costs through home gardening programs,” said William Green, administrator with the County’s health care services section. “Not only are families saving money, but by making home gardening a family activity, their quality of life is enhanced.” The event will take place on the west side of the Governmental Center Annex where a tent will be set up. Parking is available across the street at the government garage.SightingsContinued from page 12 5-4 – 20 – Little Women, The Musical at Sol Children Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Tickets $15 and $10. Call 561-4478829.Food & Bargains4-21 – Oakland Park Yard Sale, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Hwy. Free to the public. To become a vendor call 954630-4500. 4-28 – Garage sale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Curves of See SIGHTINGS on page 21Lighthouse Point, 1847 NE 25 St., Lighthouse Point. Event benefits the American Cancer Society.Outdoors5-3 – Broward Sierra Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Rd. S., Coconut Creek. Meeting is free and open to the public. Guest speaker will be Allan Siegel, community outreach coordinator from the Broward County Aviation Department and

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18 The Pelican Friday, April 20, 2012 Advertisement By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Choice: that’s the golfer’s option at Palm-Aire Country Club. Not only are there several membership packages available, including their popular PACC Summer Membership on sale now, there are 54 championship holes on three, wellconditioned courses. In the near future, additional golfing options will include The Woodlands Country Club in Tamarac and Heron Bay in Coral Springs – a lot of golf for the money. These additional choices are coming about because Palm-Aire was acquired last November by ClubLink, a leading golf management company that owns over 50 premier golf courses in North America, including six in Broward County. “ClubLink is one of the world’s largest and most successful owners of high quality golfing properties,” said Palm-Aire Marketing Director Jim Greene. ClubLink’s first purchase in Florida occurred in the Tampa area in 2010 followed by recent purchases of Heron Bay, Woodlands and Palm-Gol ng at Pompano’s Palm-Aire has just become more interesting Aire Country Club in South Florida. “ClubLink’s business philosophy of ‘One Membership, More Golf’ offers South Florida golfers access to several fine golf courses, all within 20 of minutes each other,” Greene said. “Whether someone is a ClubLink member, daily fee guest, corporate event client or seasonal visitor, they can expect a consistent level of quality and service at any ClubLink property they choose.” Palm-Aire is in the process of becoming the regional office for all ClubLink courses in Florida. In the near future, ClubLink will unveil its new membership programs for all three properties, which are expected to include reciprocal playing privileges and membership options. In the meantime, Palm-Aire is selling its very popular summer golf membership called The PACC Golf Card. Starting at $99 for a weekday card and $129 for a seven -day card, the PACC Golf Card allows local players to enjoy free green fees all summer long at all three See PALM AIRE on page 25 The 8th hole water feature on the Cypress Course.

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The Pelican 19 Friday, April 20, 2012 If you cannot locate a Pelican in your city or town, call 954-783-8700 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach In the second annual Heritage Bowl matchup, Pompano’s Blanche Ely High School girls flag football team beat Deerfield Beach on April 14 at Tiger Stadium. Ely’s varsity team defeated Deerfield 6-0 and the junior varsity squad claimed victory 12-10. The Heritage Bowl is an unofficial game played between the two teams at the end of the season; Ely took home bragging rights to last year’s game as well. Ely’s varsity ends its regular season 8 and 3 while Deerfield’s varsity is 4 and 7. Both varsity teams are headed Blanche Ely girls ag football team wins Heritage Bowl, heads into playoffsto the district playoffs, which are scheduled to take place April 23 through 25. Ely’s junior varsity team finished perfect at 6 and 0 while Deerfield ended their season at 6 and 1. Junior varsity teams don’t have a playoff system. Cameron Thomas, Deerfield’s head coach, said his girls had a lot of dropped passes and failed to execute on key plays, something they will need to work on if they expect to advance. Asked what he thought was his varsity players’ biggest problem, Ely’s head coach, Clenner Goodman, responded, “just consistency.” Goodman said defense and offensive running were the two things his team most excels at. “They hardly give up any yards,” said Goodman of the defense. He estimates that out of the season’s 11 games, the varsity defense only allowed a total of 20 points. “They had a lot of shut outs,” he said. And as the team heads into the playoffs, Goodman says things on offense are looking better with the recent play of Jenette Hicks. “She’s basically been playing defense all year but she really showed her potential on offense,” said Goodman of Hicks, who scored the winning touchdown for Ely during their last game. Deer eld Beach Rotary teeing up at Crystal LakeDeerfield Beach The Deerfield Beach Rotary Club holds its annual golf scramble Apr. 27 at Crystal Lake Country Club, 3800 Crystal Lake Drive. A putting/chipping clinic with LPGA pro Nancy Stuart will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sheriff Al Lamberti is honorary chair. The $100 fee includes a free summer golf membership at Crystal Lake Country Club, food throughout the day, goodie bags filled with discount coupons and assorted prizes. Major sponsors are JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Dart Foundation, Morgan Stanley and Paragon Movie Theaters. Raffle prizes include a 3D TV and other valuable items. To sign up, contact Pete Sudler at 954-5539576. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Scholarship Fund for graduating seniors at Deerfield Beach High School, Highlands Christian High School, Zion Lutheran High School and Monarch High School.

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The Pelican 21 Friday, April 20, 2012 art and awareness. Community Resource Fair and Celebration – Broward Aware! – April 21 Broward County’s Sexual Assault Treatment Center (SATC), along with the Children’s Services Council, ChildNet, the Florida Department of Children and Families, Health Mothers, Healthy Babies and other community partners, will host “Broward Aware: Child Abuse Prevention – It Is Up to Us” on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at The Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park, 2520 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale. This day of safety and welfare presentations, entertainment, food and prizes is free and open to the public.About the Sexual Assault Treatment CenterSexual violence is an insidious social issue that cuts across all boundaries and identi es perpetrators as family, friends, acquaintances and sometimes strangers. Every two minutes someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. Only 40 percent of all sexual assaults committed are actually reported to the police. At least 80 percent of sexual assault victims are under the age of 30. SATC functions as a safety net for victims of sexual assault and/or child abuse and their families, and collaborates with community partners in the areas of law enforcement, child protection investigations, state attorney’s of ce, attorney general, department of health and others. For more information on services of the Sexual Assault Treatment Center or Sexual Assault Awareness Month, call 954-357-5775 or visit broward.org/Community Partnerships and click SEXUAL ASSAULT. Denim DayContinued from page 6By Judy VikPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach – City commissioners, meeting as the board of the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency,or CRA, will move ahead move ahead to prepare a development agreement with Pompano Pier Associates, LLC. Tim Hernandez of New Urban Communities, a partner with Richard Caster in Pompano Pier Associates, presented their conceptual proposal Tuesday for a Pompano Beach Fishing Village on an eight-acre parcel along Pompano Beach Boulevard. He said their vision is a pedestrian-friendly area, which showcases the natural assets of the beach area with multiple nodes of activity. They will look to old Pompano Pier Restaurant, ‘boutique hotel’ with ‘Old Florida’ themes part of East CRA plansFlorida-themed architecture. For inspiration they visited CityPlace in West Palm Beach and at Key West. “We will design with the historical context of Pompano Beach, including the fishing fleet and lighthouse,” Hernandez said. Plans include a restaurant with covered dining, a ceremonial green for weddings and memorial ceremonies and one and twostory retail buildings. “We’re looking to make this a destination, so it’s crucial to get good operators,” Hernandez said. They’re hoping to include a small boutique, hotel with 120 rooms or so, similar to the Seagate Hotel in Delray Beach. The developers will work to preserve view corridors for existing buildings. “Everyone who had a view of the water will still have a view,” Hernandez said. They hope to be under construction by the end of 2013 or early 2014. Resident Keith Mizell urged the board to move forward and OK the plans. “This is low density. It fits the site and the neighborhood,” he said. Board member Barry Dockswell questioned how the board could determine if they were getting a good financial deal. He suggested a third party assessment of the deal. No other board member agreed. Dockswell also said the board hasn’t focused enough on the library. He said a committed funding plan was needed. He said he believes the library should be on the west side of A1A not in the pier parking lot. A development agreement will come before the city commission for approval in about 60 days. SightingsContinued from page 17 See SIGHTINGS on page 24Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. He will talk about the runway expansion at the airport. 954946-7359. 4-22 French Place Bistro Belgian Beer Bash and ‘All You Can Eat’ mussels for $10, 350 E. McNab, Pompano Beach. 5 to 8 p.m. Call 954785-1920.Clubs,/ Volunteers4-24 – A card party will be held by the Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES Drove 142 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Elks Lodge, 700 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach. Cost is $4 and includes desert and coffee. Call 561-479-2002 for reservations. 4-24 – The Deerfield

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The Pelican 23 Friday, April 20, 2012 Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700 Deer eld Beach Elementary students combine math and shoppingLighthouse Point Deerfield Beach Elementary school recently held its annual Publix Math and Reading Night at the Publix in Lighthouse Point. Students, with the help of family members, engaged in a mathematical scavenger hunt up and down the aisles in search of answers to questions. They received handouts according to their grade level and worked together with their parents to solve math problems and reading questions based on store merchandise. Publix Math and Reading Night is also a way for parents and their children to interact while applying real life math and reading skills they are learning. Pictured are Jasmin, a fourth grader, and her brother Cristian, second grade, as they price fruit with the help of their mom.

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24 The Pelican Friday, April 20, 2012 SightingsContinued from page 21 Gateway Outreach to host Food and Flick eventDeerfield Beach Gateway Community Outreach (GCO) of Deerfield Beach will hold its Food n Flick fundraising event on Saturday April 28 at Pompano Community Park, 820 NE 18th Avenue near the Pompano Airport. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. with music, a fleet of food trucks will be fired up from 5:30 – 8 p.m. The movie begins at 8 pm. Admission is free and donations to GCO are welcome. Bring chairs for seating. Gateway Community Outreach operates a food bank and provides financial assistance to individuals and families in distress. It served over 31,500 meals in 2011, and offers help to families who need financial aid to stabilize their household and reach self sufficiency. Major sponsors are Sharp General Contractors, The Jim Moran Foundation, the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce, the City of Pompano Beach, Southeast Toyota Distributors, TD Bank, Twilight Features, Inc. Sharp General Contractors, its president John Arasi, and the firm s staff have previously sponsored GCO s food bank. More info about Gateway Community Outreach is on the website: www.gcoflorida.org, or call them at 754-444-2635.See SIGHTINGS on page 25 In Pompano Beach iBeria Bank, 990 N. Federal Hwy. Dairy Queen, 2901 N. Federal Hwy. Publix, 1405 S. Federal Hwy. Lou’s Giant Subs, 1721 N. Dixie Hwy. In Deer eld Beach Walgreen’s, Hillsboro & Federal Hwy. Joseph’s Italian Bakery, 788 S. Fed. Hwy. Percy White Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Olympia Flame Diner, 80 S. Fed. Hwy. J&J Farms, 2777 W. Hillsboro Blvd.Beach Historical Society hosts Preserving your History at 11 a.m. at Jerry’s Artarama, 242 S. Federal Hwy. in the Publix shopping center. Guest speakers from the Historical Society, Society of Florida Archivists and a professional photographer and photo organizer. 954-429-0378 4-25 – The North Broward Democratic Club will host Assistant Chief Louie Granteed, of the Hollywood Police Department and candidate for Broward County Sheriff, at 7:30 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. 954-7838232. 4-26 – The Pompano Beach Republican Club meets from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Community Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. Call 954-786-7536. 5-5 – The Pompano Beach Recycling and Solid Waste Advisory Committee will host the Community Park Clean Up, 820 NE 18 Ave., from 8 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. Volunteers can meet up at pavilion C-1 by the basketball courts. Gloves, bags and water will be provided for the volunteers. 954-786-4111. Festivals, Events & Networking 4-20 – The 28th Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival will take place today through Sunday at the far east end of Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach. There will be food, entertainment and games. Cost is $12 per adult and children 10 and under are free. The festival starts on Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 4-21 – The Friends of the Arboretum are sponsoring the annual Arboretum Plant Sale at Constitution Park, 2841 W Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 30 to 40 vendors with shrubs, orchids, palms, flowering and fruit trees and many other varieties. 954-234-1002. 4-22 – Car wash at 9 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach, 233 N.E. 26 Ave., Pompano Beach.Kids Stuff4-20 – We Bought A Zoo will be playing at 7 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors as part of the city’s monthly Movie in the Park series. Admission is free. 954-390-2130.

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The Pelican 25 Friday, April 20, 2012 Palm Aire Championship Courses. Golfers pay only a cart fee ranging from $18 to $27 through Oct. 31. Many locals have deemed the PACC Card as the best summer membership value ever. In addition to reduced summer golf fees, PACC Golf Card members also enjoy discounts on range balls, pro shop merchandise, golf lessons and advance tee times. PACC Golf Cards are on sale everyday at both Palm-Aire pro shops and the membership office. Another summer special Palm AireContinued from page 18offered at Palm-Aire is the “Profusion Golf Special,” which ups the ante on value. When golfers play PalmAire this summer paying their applicable 18-hole golf rate, for an extra $6.95 they can request “profusion” and receive unlimited golf for the day, free range balls, a two for one drink coupon, a delicious lunch, 10 percent off pro shop purchases and other bonuses . over $50 in added value from April 30 through Sept. 30. Palm Aire’s three championship courses include the Palms and two Faziodesigns, Oaks and Cypress. Since 1994, over $14 million has been reinvested into Palm Aire courses and facilities. “We understand that there are many good courses that people can play in South Florida,” Greene said. “That is why I enjoy working with a team that is so committed to providing members and guests with exceptional service and value every day.” The three courses are kept in excellent condition year round thanks to Palm Aire’s talented and experienced golf maintenance team. The Oaks underwent a $3 million restoration by Fazio Design Inc. in 1998 and the Cypress has long been rated as one of the most demanding courses in the area. Greene believes the first four holes of Cypress are among the most challenging at Palm Aire. Seasonal daily rates run $89 to $99 with members and South Florida residents enjoying reduced golf fees. Palm Aire’s most popular annual membership, the Annual Sports, starts at $365 year [a $1 a day] and offers preferred golf rates all year round for all golfers, including many who may not be avid players but still want the privileges of a home club membership. At Palm Aire, there are half a dozen other membership options so golfers can choose the one best suited for their schedules and pocketbooks. Besides an abundance of golf choices at Palm-Aire, members and guests are welcome at two clubhouses and two pro shops. LPGA and PGA instructors Michelle and Stephen Conte operate the Palm-Aire Golf Academy and hold a number of clinics as well as give private lessons. There are weekly member tournaments for men and ladies and several other events for all players. Now that the days are getting longer, summer league opportunities are available for golfers looking to play nine holes of golf after work on a regular basis. A few spots are still open for those companies and organizations that are looking for a fun, teambuilding activity after work. Palm Aire Country Club Oaks Dining Room is open daily for breakfast and lunch. There are various banquet rooms and packages available for parties, meetings and special occasions. Palm Aire is located on Powerline Road just south of Atlantic Boulevard across from The Isle Casino. Interested guests can call 954975-6244 for tee times and other information. SightingsContinued from page 24 See SIGHTINGS on page 264-21 – Pony rides at Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park, 1600 NE 5 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free. Cost is $3 per ride. 954-786-4507.Government4-24 – Pompano Beach City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. 4-24 – Wilton Manors commissioners meet for a quarterly budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive, to review the 2012/2013 budget. 4-24 – Wilton Manors City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 4-24 – Lighthouse Point City Commission meeting

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26 The Pelican Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at city hall, 2200 NE 38 St. 4-24 – Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea Town Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive.Health, Safety & Environment5-19 – Flotilla 37 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold free vessel safety checks each day from May 19 to May 25 during National Safe Boating Week at Pioneer Park Boat Ramp, 217 NE 5 Ave., Deerfield Beach. Safety checks start at 9 a.m. 954755-4581.Support Groups4-20 – Alcoholics Anonymous meets tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach. AA also meets on April 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28. 954-941-2308. 4-24 – Overeaters Anonymous meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach. 954-941-2308. 4-26 – Narcotics Anonymous meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach. 954-941-2308.MondaysEvery Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ping Pong Nights is held at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. The cost is $1. All ages can participate. 954-3902130. The Gold Coast Toastmasters Club meets on the second and third Monday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Denny’s, 3151 NW 9 Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954895-3555 or 954-782-9951.TuesdaysPompano BeachLighthouse Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-972-7178. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142 171 SW 2 St., Pompano Beach, has Bingo on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Food is available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 954-942-2448. A Yoga class is available for all levels at Hagen Park 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. until noon. The cost is $7. 305-607-3520. Zonta International meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Duffy’s Diner, 401 N. Federal Hwy., Deerfield Beach, at 11:15 a.m. 561-392SightingsContinued from page 25 See SIGHTINGS on page 282223.WednesdaysThe Wilton Manors Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at 2749 NE 14 Ave., Wilton Manors. 954-561-9785. The Oakland Park Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Peter Pan Diner, 1216 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park. 954-566-9957. The Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays at noon at the Riverside Grille at the Sands Resort, 125 N. Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach. 954444-4815. The Greater Pompano Beach Senior Citizens Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Emma Lou Olson Community Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach, at 10 a.m. 954-943-7787. The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the NE Focal Point Alzheimer’s Day Care Center, 301 NW 2 Ave., Deerfield BeachThursdaysThe Rotary Club of Oakland Park/Wilton Manors meets every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill, 4711 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park. 954491-6158. The Deerfield Beach Kiwanis Club meets at noon every Thursday at the Deerfield Beach Hilton, 100 Fairway Dr., Deerfield Beach 954-242-6083.FridaysThe Pompano Beach Rotary Club meets Fridays at

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The Pelican 27 Friday, April 20, 2012 Relay For Life fundraiser at Wilton Manors’ Candela Restaurant [Above] Marie Coyne, left, with the Broward Sheriff’s Of ce, or BSO, and Lee Zajuranec at the Oakland Park Relay For Life wine tasting fundraiser on April 11 at Candela Restaurant in Wilton Manors. BSO personnel and others will be raising money for the Oakland Park Relay For Life event which starts at 6 p.m. on April 27 at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park, and runs until 12 p.m. on April 28. Visit main.acsevents.org for more. [Photos by Michael d’Oliveira] Rick Smith, Barbara Klein, Jose Paz, Candela’s beverage director, and Daun Clarke.Advertise In The Pelican! 954-783-8700!Humane Society yard salePompano Beach A yard sale to benefit the “no kill” Florida Humane Society takes place on April 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Humane Society’s facility, 3870 N. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach. Donations are being accepted before and during the event. Call 954-785-2165.

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28 The Pelican Friday, April 20, 2012 WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Rev. Hyvenson Joseph Hazardous waste disposal and recycling Lighthouse Point A free drop-off for household hazardous waste and electronics takes place at Frank McDonough Park, 3500 NE 27 Ave., Lighthouse Point, on April 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lighthouse Point residents can dispose of household hazardous waste and recycle their electronic equipment in an environmentally safe manner. Items accepted are household chemicals, paints, oils, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, fluorescent bulbs, TV’s, computers, printers, fax machines, cell phones, DVD players, rechargeable batteries and tires. Items not accepted are kitchen appliances, microwave ovens, explosives, flares, ammunition, and biohazardous and medical waste. A shredding truck will also be a the event to immediately shred household and personal documents. Proof of Lighthouse Point residency is required. No business or commercial generated hazardous waste, electronic equipment or documents will be accepted. For more information, call 954-9467386. Tell The Pelican about your event! 954-783-8700!SightingsContinued from page 26 In Lighthouse Point Publix, Venetian isles Offerdahl’s, Shoppes at Beacon Light LHP Library, 2200 NE 38 St. In Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Publix, 4703 N. Ocean Blvd. Village Pump, A1A/ Commercial Sea Ranch Diner, 4717 N. Ocean Blvd. Argenti Jewelry, 218 E. Commercial Blvd. Diner By The Sea, 225 E. Commercial Blvd.12:15 p.m. at Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-786-3274.SaturdaysSaturday pony rides are available at Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park, 1600 NE 5 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3 per ride. 954-786-4507. The Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club Westside meets the first and third Saturdays of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954-7828096. The Deerfield Beach West Kiwanis Club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 9 a.m. at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 St., Deerfield Beach. 954-54-7329883. The Pompano Beach Green Market is held every Saturday at the corner of West Atlantic Boulevard and North Dixie Highway from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 954-292-8040. Kayak rentals are available Saturdays and Sunday s at Richardson Historic Park, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Visit www.AtlanticCoastKayak. com or 954-781-0073. The Wilton Manors Green Market is held every Saturday and Sunday at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. .Call 954-5920381.SundaysSt. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Parish hosts a pancake breakfast at 3331 NE 10 Terrace, Pompano Beach, on every third Sunday of the month from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The breakfast benefits the Parish and cafeteria maintenance. 954-263 8415.

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30 The Pelican Friday, April 20, 2012 Classi eds Call 954-545-0013 HELP WANTEDSTYLISTS & ASS’T SALON MGRS Now Hiring! FL COSM. LICENSE REQ’D. Bonus Opportunities, FREE Adv Edu, 401K, Health Bene ts, Paid Time Off & MORE! Call Melissa at 912-322-1242 or visit careersbyhaircuttery. com. EOE. 5-4 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. 5-4 SEEKING EMPLOYMENTI AM LOOKING FOR A Clerical Position – Basic Computer Skills. Bilingual Spanish – English – Part-time. Prefer Pompano Ft Laud Area. 954-942-8111. 5-4 SERVICES 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. 5-4 CALL BRENDAN THE HANDYMAN – Construction & Repairs – Carpentry – Plumbing – Roo ng – Masonry – Windows – Painting – Decking – Tile. FREE Estimates! 954773-6134 – Emergency Calls. 5-4 GINGERS HOUSEKEEPING – 20 YEARS EXP. (Licensed) References Available. Honest & Reliable – Love To Clean Windows! Help Organize No Problem. FREE Estimates! 954-200-4266. 4-27 CARPET CLEANING – 2 Rooms $59!! ACTUAL PRICE!! No GIMMICKS!! CALL 954-784-8199. 4-20 HAMWAY POOL SERVICE – Once – A Month Service $39 – Includes All Chemicals. Weekly Service Also Available – 20 Years Exp. Call 954-9795548. 4-27 HANDYMAN – PAINTING – CARPENTRY – Pressure Cleaning. Decks! Everything Around The House. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call 561-350-3781. 5-11 MOORE PLUMBING PLUMBING SERVICES – Big Jobs – Small Jobs. We Do It All. Remodeling & Repairs. Lic. & Insured. C.C. Accepted. Call 954-772-4600. 4-27 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. GOT JUNK? DUMP TRUCK – CLEANUPS Trees/ Landscape, Yard Fill. Paint/ Pressure Wash/ Roofs/Home Repairs – Welding, Etc. Dave 954-818-9538. 5-4 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. CROMANCETIRED OF BEING ALONE – Attractive Senior Lady Would Like Companionship With Tall Gentleman 75 – 80 To Share All The Goodies That Life Still Has To Offer Us. Non-Smoker. Kathy 954633-4255. 4-20 MUSICIANS WANTEDThe American Legion Symphonic Band is now accepting new members for the 2011-2012 season. College age to “seasoned seniors” are welcome. Rehearsals are held on Wed. evenings at American Legion Post 142 in Pompano. Percussionists, oboe, bassoon, trombone and euphonium players are especially needed. If you enjoy “making music,” call Jim McGonigal, Music Director at 954647-0700 for more info.DEEP WATER VILLA – DOCKPOMPANO BEACH 2/2 – 2 BLOCKS BEACH 1700 SQ FT. Screened Fla Room. Private Yard. W/D. 4 Park. No Fixed Bridges. Community Pool. Deeded Dock.. 2 Blocks Beach. $265,000. Coldwell Banker – Barbara Call 954629-1324. 5-11 OPEN HOUSESPOMPANO BEACH SUNDAY 1-4PM – Updated Deep Water Pool Home – 3 / 2 / 2 Quick Access To Hillsboro Inlet. Newer Roof, Seawall & Dock. Ruthie Brooks – Balistreri Realty. 954-803-4174. 4-20 ROOMMATE WANTEDPOMPANO BEACH – Share My 2 / 1 Furnished Condo – Pool – East Of Federal Hwy. Share Utilities. $400 Per Month! Call 954-856-5281. STUDIO’S / EFFICIENCIESPOMPANO BEACH & BOCA RATON – POMPANO BEACH ATLANTIC / FEDERAL Ef ciency $175 Weekly. No Security Deposit. Includes Cable, Electric, Internet. FREE Washer / Dryer. No Drug Record – No Evictions. 954-709-0694. 4-20 HOMES TO SHARENORTH POMPANO BEACH – Fully Handicapped Accessible. $450 Per Month – Split Utilities. Leave Message!! 954-7857671. CO-OP SALESPOMPANO BEACH 1/1 On Water, Dockage Available At Your Door. $59,500. Coldwell Banker – Barbara – 954-6291324. 5-11 REAL ESTATE WANTEDI BUY HOUSES!! CASH!! AS IS! QUICK CLOSE! ANY AREA – ANY CONDITION! NO EQUITY OK. CALL NOW 954-914-2355. 4-20 CONDOS FOR SALEPOMPANO BEACH – DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!! 2/2 AT THE BREAKERS! $275,000. Call Juliana At Barclay’s For Details. 1-305766-4420. 4-20 CONDO FOR SALE OR RENT!! Over 55 Community! Unfurn Leisureville 2 / 1. Clubhouse, Golf, Swimming & More. Non – Smoker. Rent $700 Month – Purchase For $35,000 OBO. 954-783-6403. 4-27 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. 4-20 CONDOS FOR RENTDEERFIELD BEACH 2/2 CONDO – Corner Unit, Pool. $775 $800. Good Credit Required. No Pets Or Realtors. 631-885-3342. 4-27 POMPANO BEACH LARGE 2 / 2 With Den. All Renovated! Pool – Mile From Beach! W /D – Small Pet OK! $1,300 Month Yearly. Available May 1st. 561-703-6545 Or 754-2643289. 5-4 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 954-809-5030. 5-4 POMPANO BEACH 1 BEDROOMS AND EFFICIENCY Apts. Fully Furnished With Kitchen, Cable, Internet, Pool, Laundry. 500’ To The Beach. Weekly – Monthly – Yearly. 954-2948483 Or 248-736-1533, 5-11 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 FURNISHED – Includes TV $850 Month Yearly – 1st / Last / Security. EFFICIENCY $750 Month Yearly Includes Direct TV + $50 Electric Allowance. 954-785-5837. 4-27 POMPANO BEACH – 3 / 2 $1025 – NE 2 /1 $950 – Townhouse 2 / 1.5 $1095. ALL FREE WATER. RENT + $70 Application Moves – U – In. 954-781-6299. 4-27 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 – 500’ To Beach. W/D – New Kitchen – All Tile. $700 Month $500 Security. 954-803-3087. 4-20 POMPANO MCNAB RD & NE 18 AVENUE – 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished/ Unfurnished. $695 $950 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-6102327. POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $495. Easy Movein. 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT. Remodeled. Great Location. 954-783-1088 For More Info. 5-11 LUXURY BEACH PADS FOR RENT! Pompano Grand Opening: Security Deposit As Low As $199 For Quali ed Applicants. FREE 32” Flat Screen HDTV! Newly Renovated in 2012 One – Bedrooms & Studio Apts., 75 Yards From Private Beach Access, Eastern Exposure. New Kitchens & Baths, Granite Counter Tops, Central Air, Pool, Laundry, Dedicated Parking, Near Pier & Downtown. All Bills Paid! Includes Water, Electric, Premium Cable TV And WIFI. Furnished Or Unfurnished. Short Or Long Stays. No Utility Deposits. Small Pets Welcome. Only 7 Left! Pax Properties – 888-7294948 Or 954-603-8857. Photos At www.beachpads.net 4-27 COMMERCIAL FOR RENT-SALEPOMPANO COMMERCIAL OFFICE Spaces Available. Ranging From As Low As $500 To $700 Depending On Square Footage. Please Call Darci At 954-7833723. 4-20 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. 5-4

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The Pelican 31 Friday, April 20, 2012 Classi eds Call 954-545-0013 ••• Business Card Directory ••• FURNITUREBEDSETS – King $180 – Queen $130 – Full $110 – Twin $90. 5 Pc. Bedroom Set $399. Frames $39. 954-465-6498. 5-4 DOCK FOR RENT60 FT DOCK – THE COVE MARINA – 50 AMP / H20 Included. $1,200 Month – Price Negotiable Depending On Boat Size. Restaurant & Fuel On Premises. 954-914-0053. a.j.barsotti@comcast.net POMPANO BEACH – ON INTRACOASTAL N.F.B. SAFE NEW DOCK!! Water & Electric Available. Up To 35’…$10 Per Ft. Call 754235-1458. GARAGE SALESPOMPANO – CRYSTAL LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL 3511 NE 3 Avenue. Saturday April 21 – 8am – Noon. Earth Day Celebration & Community Yard Sale. 4-20

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32 The Pelican Friday, April 20, 2012 Call The Pelican 954-783-8700 RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSBoca Raton I had one of the funnest half days of fishing earlier this week that I have ever had in our local waters. We all know that it has been tough to get out fishing due to the weather, so when it breaks just a little you’ve got to take your shot. I fished on a boat named John B, owned by John Bassett and his son John “Junebug” Bassett. These guys are as seasoned as they come and considered by local fishermen as probably the best fishermen on the water today when it comes to putting meat on the dock. They took me to their spot just a few miles out of the Hillsboro Inlet. We anchored the boat and the minute the first bait hit the water it was on. We fished for four hours and caught 28 nice kingfish, 13 dolphin, three blackfin tunas, and three sailfish. We were fishing a kite with live baits and a few flat lines on the surface. It was non-stop action. I thought my arm was going to fall off from reeling one fish after the other but I’m not complaining. It was truly a day to remember One thing to keep in mind is that when the wind blows out of the east for an extended period of time here, you’ve got to sneak out because the fishing in the spring with an east wind is usually always good. That is also why you see a lot of tournaments being held this time of the year. Get Tight! “Junebug” helps RJ Boyle bring in a big haulSouth County ShootoutNext week, enter the South County Shootout, south of Royal Palm in Boca. You can sign up at our shop, 5040 N. Federal Hwy., in Lighthouse Point. It’s a fun tournament with cash and prizes. The captain’s meeting is on April 27 at 5 p.m. at the shop and the fishing is on April 29. Call the shop at 954-420-5001 or visit www. southcountyshootout.com to register.RJ Boyle, right, and John “Junebug” Bassett show off their catch. [Photo courtesy of RJ Boyle]

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The Pelican 33 Friday, April 20, 2012 Advertise In The Pelican 954-783-8700 Kids Hooked on Fishing Tournament April 28Deerfield Beach On April 28 from 8:30 -10:30 a.m., the Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department and Bass Fishing Kids, Inc. will host the first annual Kids Hooked on Fishing Tournament. The tournament will be held at Quiet Waters Park, 401 South Powerline Road in Deerfield Beach. The event is open to ages 7 to 17; children under 11 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. The tournament is open to all skill levels, including beginners. Awards will be presented for the best catch in each age category. Participants must bring their own fishing pole and bait. There is no cost to participate but there will be a $1.50 per person park entrance fee at the front gate. Registration is currently underway and will continue through the day of the event. Registration forms are available at all city recreation centers and online registration is available at www.deerfield-beach. com/parksandrecregistration. Goody bags will be given to the first 100 registered participants. For more, call 954-426-6898.SPECIAL TO THE PELICANOn Thursday, April 26, at 2 p.m., the new Pompano Beach Greg Norman signature golf course will break ground. Construction is now underway on Greg Norman’s redesign and renovation of the Pines Course at Pompano Beach. This is Greg Norman’s first municipal golf course design. Greg Norman will be in attendance to speak and answer questions from the media at the groundbreaking. Once completed, the City of Pompano Beach will have a Greg Norman signature designed golf course that will likely be one of the finest municipal golf courses in the State of Florida. This championship course will be a pillar for the community, providing a first class amenity for the residents and tourists of the City of Pompano Beach. The city’s new Greg Norman signature golf course is tentatively scheduled to open in the Fall of 2012. Greg Norman will take part in groundbreaking of new course in Pompano BeachTell The Pelican about your special event 954-783-8700

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34 The Pelican Friday, April 20, 2012 their hard work and dedication. The combined hours put in by the volunteers is the equivalent of three full time salaried employees. What a wonderful gift of time and effort they give to their city, which by the way is also my city. I’m honored to serve it and my community.” Keyes has an impressive background include corporate training at AT&T and Comcast, administrative training at the School Board of Broward County and Florida Atlantic University. She says, “My true love is being a librarian. That’s why I returned to the University of South Florida for a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. Libraries are no longer temples of quiet reflection. They have expanded functions to become activity hubs and information centers for communities. I’ve had the privilege of Doreen’s professional councel and personal friendship over the years and look forward to many more years of availing her expertise and knowledge.” She adds, “I am especially grateful to the staff for helping me have a successful event for our volunteers. Each one receives a valuable certificate of appreciation, bordered with starfish reminding them that they are stars. Like the words of Loren Eiseley in the Star Thrower, they make a difference one at a time.” The luncheon, held at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church at 2700 NE 36 St. in Lighthouse Point, included volunteers, the mayor, city commission, Friends of the Library, the library advisory board members and namesake Doreen Gauthier, herself. They all dined on chicken salad, catered by Another Perfect Party. Floral arrangements were created by Honey Bunch Msgr Frederick Brice was on hand for the invocation. The St. Paul’s Women’s Club, under the direction of President Cathie Desjean graciously volunteered to set up the tables and serve the luncheon. This city library is often called the jewel of the city. Mayor Fred Schorr thanked the volunteers and Interim Director, Christy, for maintaining the high standards set by Doreen Gauthier. He added, “This library is like the heart of our city, and it has been responsive in embracing change to provide what our residents want.” Keyes says, “Our library has grown into the community center and resource for learning, cultural experiences, senior activities, children’s story time, reference questions, computer access… and books. We’re always looking for new ways to serve the residents with book sales, art shows, hosting school field trips making cultural visits, and offering 14 to 16 classes for seniors each week.” Gauthier was invited to the podium to assist in handing out certificates of appreciation to each volunteer, which she did with her usual show of affection and personal comment based on shared memories. The luncheon ended on a happy note with guests leaving, star bookmark in-hand, each inspired to keep on volunteering. Thank you volunteers for your gifts of time to this important library. To volunteer, call 954-946-6398. VolunteersContinued from page 10 Library Staff – Top left to rt – Patti Eng, Christy Keyes, Barbara Stiles – Bottom left to right – Rosemary Wilson, Cathy Anthony

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The Pelican 35 Friday, April 20, 2012 In Wilton Manors Publix, 1003 E. Commercial Blvd. Copy This, WM Library, 500 NE 26 St. In Oakland Park Mugs Bar & Grill, 2671 Oakland Park Blvd. Publix, 1003 E. Commercial Blvd. Imperial Point Library, 5985 N. Fed. Hwy. Cactus Car Wash, 2975 N. Federal Hwy. CVS Pharmacy, 601 E. Commercial Blvd.

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Friday, April 20, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 16 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 Pompano Seafood Fest Starts Today! Pompano Seafood Fest Starts Today! What do men think? FAU researchers want those answers from menBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFBoca Raton Researchers at Florida Atlantic University are looking for a few good men. Make that a lot of good men who will participate in a study on how we age. The initiative came out of the universitys desire to establish a meaningful research project and because South Florida has the highest proportion of older people than any other in the country, it seemed the right place to conduct a study on aging. There have been many longitudinal studies, Dr. Ruth Tappen said, See MEN on page 7 Pompano Beach Seafood Festival Bounce Horse DerbyBy Steven WolfSPECIAL TO THE PELICANPompano Beach What do an attorney, a hospital CEO, the reverend of a church, the president of an auto body shop, a business executive, an exterminator and a health care administration assistant all have in common? They will all turn into bounce horse race jockeys tomorrow, competing in the inaugural Pompano Has Heart Seafood Festival Bounce Horse Derby. A total of ten local businesses have each sponsored one adult [rubber] bounce horse in the first ever race on the beach. See SEAFOOD FEST on page 9 Coffers at St. Laurence Chapel running lowBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach St. Laurence Chapel, the 24-year-old day care center for the homeless, has come upon hard times. As donations dwindle, the number of homeless people is growing said Director Joanne Fletcher. Fort Lauderdale is moving the homeless from Stranahan Park and they are coming our way, she said. The Chapel has been sustained in the past in large part by Episcopal See ST. LAURENCE on page 13By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach The life and times of the woman who built and occupied the citys historic Butler House will be portrayed by Historical Society Executive Director Carolyn Morris Saturday, Apr. 28, 4 to 8 p.m. under the banyan tree at the home where Alice Butler lived until her death in 1977 at the age of 92. Morris admits she doesnt resemble the petite Alice Butler who came to Deerfield Beach in 1912 with her husband JD. But for this fundraiser which benefits the Relay for Life/American Cancer Society, she thought it would be fun to have a character from Life of pioneer housewife a feature of Relay for Life fundraiser the era and said this week, so here I am sitting in a wig. For The Pelican photo session, Morris also wore a cloche hat and little, wire-rimmed spectacles similar to what Alice could have owned. She will give a 15-minute presentation around 6 p.m. about the women who occupied Deerfields historic home built in 1923. Alice grew up in Ohio and held a degree in music from a Quaker university. She met her future husband J.D. at Warm Springs, TX where he was taking the cure for a stomach ailment. She had accompanied her favorite uncle to the springs. The couple came to Deerfield Beach See BUTLER HOUSE on page 14 Carolyn Morris, executive director of the Deer eld Beach Historical Society, examines a photo of Alice Butler. Originally from Ohio, Butler came to Deer eld in 1912 and died at the age of 92 in 1977. [Photo by Judy Wilson]

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2 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 2012 SightingsA community calendar of East Broward County. Please email information to siren2415@gmail.com Music, Film & Theatre4-20 The last Island City Art Walk of the season takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Over 40 local artists show off their works in Wilton Drives cafes, boutiques, restaurants and other businesses. 4-22, 28 Peter and the Wolf, and other selections. Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra. Performances at Colony Theater, Miami Beach [April 22] and at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Davie. Pre concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. free Music for Munchkins at 11 a.m. Call 954-262-5303. 4-25 Elvis Costello and The Imposters perform at 7 p.m. at Seminole Hard Rock Casino, 1 Seminole Way in Hollywood. Tickets are $49, $69 and $89. Visit www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com or 1-800-745-3000. 4-27 & 28 Deerfield Beach Wine and Food Festival at Quiet Waters Park, 401 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. VIP and regular See SIGHTINGS on page 12 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Three students in Rebecca Lysengens fifth grade class at Norcrest Elementary School, Pompano Beach, were recognized this week for their essays in a contest sponsored by Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International. Their topic: If I Were Mayor Jurors from Sister Cities selected the top three winners at each participating school. Winners at Norcrest were Rachel Raybuck, first; Brooklyn Decavallas, second; and Emily Howell, third. On Tuesday, they were invited to meet with Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler to learn about his job. On Sunday, theyre invited to read their essays at an annual Safety and helping others are themes of winning essay at Norcrest Elementary Rachel Raybuck tries out the Fort Lauderdale mayors chair for size while reading her essay If I Were Mayor . . Childrens Day picnic at TY Park. Lysengen, who is also a commissioner in Lighthouse Point, said shes very proud of See ESSAY on page 11all the essays and she hopes to share them with the mayor. As a commissioner, I know

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The Pelican 3 Friday, April 20, 2012 CERT classes in MayFort Lauderdale The Fort Lauderdale Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, is looking for volunteers and will hold two free training classes, May 12 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Station 53, 2200 Executive Airport Way. CERT members are trained to assist law enforcement personnel after disasters occur. Pre-registration is required. Email Carladean Ferguson at carladeanf@fortlauderdale. gov or call 954-828-6700.By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach When Sicilian Oven co-owner Andrew Garavuso looks at the Fine Food and Wine event he sees new customers. But when guests arrive at the event next month, they will be seeing and tasting some of the finest foods and wines offered in the community. On May 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Suites, 555 NW 62 St., Fort Lauderdale, the Pompano Pompano Beach Chamber event offers some of the ner things in lifeBeach Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Fine Food and Wine evening. Just prior to the event, a special tasting will be held at 5:30 p.m. for VIPs who are willing to pay a bit more for first dibs at the gourmet feast. Garavuso said the event represents an opportunity to connect with other businesses as well as finding new customers. Word of mouth is always the best, but weve got to get them in here first, Garavuso added. Along with Sicilian Oven, located in Lighthouse Point, between 25 and 30 South Florida restaurants will be part of the evening, offering selections from their menus for attendees to enjoy. Caf Maxx, Casa DAngelo Ristorante, Hot Tomatoes, Crown Wine & Spirits, the Fin & Claw and Blue Martini are slated to be among them. This event is one of our largest fundraisers for the chamber, said Ruthie Brooks, co-chair of the event. Lisa Spinelli, special events director, calls this evening the chambers signature event. Were definitely going to serve our Sicilian salad, said Garavuso, which is made with Romaine lettuce, Garbanzo beans, red onions, black olives, green olives, shaved Parmesan cheese, tomatoes, roasted candy walnuts and homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Its to die for, he said, adding, that he might also bring out his mini meatballs but he hasnt solidified the menu just yet. In addition to the tastings, auctions items, including restaurant gift certificates, art, boating excursions, resort packages and more will raise the excitement level. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Dynamos of Pompano Beach, a non-profit organization started in 1976 that provides recreational opportunities for people with disabilities. Its an organization whose sole purpose is to provide See FOOD & WINE on page 12

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4 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 2012 By Bill JohnsonPELICAN WRITER Deerfield Beach When John Belcher drives from his family home in Fort Lauderdale to his business in Deerfield Beach he sees his work all over the place. So many large buildings sport his Styrofoam architectural features moldings and decorations of various kinds. But his most eye-catching creations are huge and colorful creatures and characters that are impossible to ignore. For instance, football fans by the hundreds stop to have their picture taken with a 10foot tall Styrofoam football player on display at Miami Dolphins football games. Others pose for a photo with a 16-foot statute of Shaquille ONeal next to a slightly shorter Dwayne Wade commissioned by the Miami Heat Deer eld Beach studio nds niche producing large Styrofoam characters and standing proudly at the games. Those are only two of the unique creations built at Unique Rabbit Studios in Deerfield Beach, at 1250 S. Powerline Road. The figures begin as blocks of polystyrene foam which are shaped by artistic designers, skilled CAD technicians and state-ofthe-art software. Belcher, who has a background in construction, began the business in 2001 with a focus on architectural design features for buildings and then expanded it to include huge statues and everything else it takes to transform one environment to another. He does it for buildings of all kinds. Weve done some really big churches, Belcher said. This [aspect of the business] takes us from the architectural market in South Florida into the world market. That larger market includes a number of theme restaurants. An Italian restaurant, for instance, relied on Unique Rabbit Studios to replicate the Roman Coliseum, one of the Pompano Beach The citys recycling and solid waste advisory committee will be hosting a clean up of Community Park, 820 NE 13 Ave., Clean on May 5 from 8 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. Volunteers will meet at Pavilion C-1, by the basketball courts. Gloves, bags and water will be provided for the volunteers. For students, this is an approved way to get required community service hours in for this year. Call 954-786-4111Volunteers needed to help clean Community Park See CHARACTERS on page 12John Belcher stands next to one of his companys creations, shown here in the form of a Miami Dolphins player.

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The Pelican 5 Friday, April 20, 2012 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFOakland Park Like a traveling mall food court, food truck events bring a multitude of different cuisines to a single location. And tomorrow from 5 to 9 p.m. at the corner of Oakland Park Boulevard and Dixie Highway, Oakland Park will Gourmet on Wheels food truck event returns to Oakland Parkhost its latest food truck affair. Gourmet on Wheels, presented by Oakland Park Main Street, offers fish tacos, burgers, Mediterranean style Kosher, short rib sandwiches, pulled pork, lobster rolls, Italian ice and more; all served across the counters of a few nomadic kitchens. Siegi Constantine, Main Streets executive director, said that because food trucks are a popular South Florida draw Main Street sees the event, now in its fourth installment, as one more way to expose people to downtown Oakland Park. We always look to showcase downtown. October was even better than September, said Constantine, referring to attendance levels. Jack Garabediam, owner of Jefes Original Fish Taco and Burger, which serves California style fish tacos, American burgers and fries, has been in the restaurant business for 35 years. And for the last two years hes been part of the food truck scene. Garabediam says he started his food truck business because of what he saw as a lack of good Mexican food. This was the best way I could bring great Mexican food to people. Im from East L.A. and I know what Mexican food is supposed to be like. Asked why he drives all the way up to Oakland Park when his business is in Miami, Garabediam said, Theres no reason for them not to have some great Mexican food. Partnering with Main Street is Debbie Blakely, owner of Big Dog Station, which is located at the corner where the event is being held. Blakely said past events have brought a really nice and diverse crowd and some of them have come back through her doors in the days and weeks after the food trucks packed up and left. Even people who live around the corner say, Wow, I didnt even know you were here, she said. Along with the food trucks there will also be vendors and live entertainment. Parking is available along Oakland Park Boulevard near Dixie Highway, Northeast 12 Avenue, Northeast 11 Avenue and between Northeast 33 Street and Northeast 32 Street. For more, call 754-214-0041.

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6 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 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 2012. 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 Graphics: Rachel Ramirez Windsheimer Bookkeeper: John White Classi eds: Fran Shelby Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik, Michael dOliveira Account Executives: Paul Shroads, Carolyn Mann, Bill Heaton, Bill Fox Special Of ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 Volume XX, Issue 16 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Letters & OpinionsDeer eld Commission ignoring bigger issues, says residentTo the Editor, In last weeks Letter to the Editor from the Deerfield City Commission, they claimed they do not routinely respond to comments made by a resident during a commission meeting. A resident? They were referring to former mayor Jean Robb, and they claimed that her comments were so outrageous that they had to respond. Yet, there are much more important issues that have been brought before the commission that have yet to see the light of day: A. A resident was the victim of hit-and-run at an intersection where the light is inadequate. The Community Redevelopment Agency recently purchased a generator in the Cove Shopping Center to light up a Christmas Tree. Isnt it more important to light the area where the young person was killed, especially when the cost for such a project would be $3,000 to $5,000? B. Ignoring the savings of $50,000 by refusing to move the municipal election to November 2012 from March 2013. Are they afraid of a bigger turn-out that just might cost them their seats? The commission has refused to put it on the agenda for a vote so the voters can see just which commissioners dont care about saving the taxpayers money. And who on the commission wrote the full page letter? And which of the commissioners were part of this retaliatory action? Was their getting together to put the letter together an obvious violation of the Sunshine law? Time will tell when the state attorney is made aware of the circumstances surrounding the creation of this full page letter. Steve Krevoy Deerfield BeachCorrectionIn the April 13 issue of The Pelican it was reported that Wilton Manors commissioners unanimously voted to buy the property at 2524 NE 8 Terrace for the purposes of creating more public parking. Mayor Gary Resnick abstained because he said his law firm represents Chase Bank, which is selling the property to the city as part of a short sale. The Pelican regrets the error. To the Editor, Here in the southeastern sector of Florida we are being bombarded with rhetoric about saving the turtles. I cant believe the effort behind this campaign. In the first place, the mature turtle lays her eggs just several feet from the waters edge, buries them deep and goes back to the sea. No lights affect this process. The site is always well recognized and impossible to miss. The next morning the turtle patrol comes by and carefully digs the eggs up for transportation to a hatching area. About an hour later the beach combing machinery comes by, scarifies the surface to collect the sea debris, makes intermittent piles and then comes back to dig holes in the sand and bury the debris. If any nests were missed, they were plowed away and the eggs destroyed. Now comes the rhetorical part: Turn off all lights within 400 feet of the beach and pull the curtains shut so no light is visible from the beach. The street lights are turned off even on some streets back from the beach. We have now created a perfect scenario for the muggers, rapists and thieves to commit their acts under the protection of darkness. Now if thats not enough, some rocket scientist says turn off the lighthouse at the Hillsboro Inlet because the turtles are getting confused. Are you kidding? The light is 70 feet in the air, aimed high to the sea and turtles dont climb lighthouses or even look up that far. What about the sailors and pilots that depend on that light to keep human lives safe from the surrounding rocks and shoreline that juts out into the sea? How many turtles is one human life worth? Lets get some common sense into this and ask, When was the last time a turtle hatched on our beach? And, who says they always hatch in the middle of the night? Jim Caggiano Lauderdale-By-The-SeaToo much bad rhetoric about lights and turtles, says LBTS residentWe at The Pelican support the recent position of the Broward Countys stand to put a halt to sexual abuse and child abuse. Below is a statement from the county that asks all of us to take part in Denim Day on April 24. Broward County is encouraging all county residents to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing denim and denim ribbons on Denim Day, April 24, in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Both the Broward County Commission and the Broward County School Board are issuing proclamations in support of this important cause. I hope that everyone will join the Broward County Commission in observance of Denim Day. Let us not forget that it was only fteen years ago that an Italian high court issued this ruling against a rape victim who was wearing what they considered tight jeans. It was a travesty of justice for women worldwide and set off a nationwide movement that we support on this day by wearing denim, said Commissioner Barbara Sharief, who will present a proclamation designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month and Tuesday, April 24, as Denim Day in Broward County.About Denim DayDenim Day was started in Rome, Italy, in 1997. An 18-year-old girl was picked up by her 45-year-old driving instructor for her rst lesson. He took her to an isolated road, pulled her out of the car and raped her, threatening her with death if she told anyone. She reported the assault and pressed charges. The instructor was convicted of rape and sentenced to jail. He appealed and the Italian Supreme Court overturned the conviction and released the perpetrator. The chief judge argued that, because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex. Enraged by the verdict, women in the Italian Parliament launched an immediate protest by wearing jeans to work. The California Senate and Assembly were motivated to do the same, and a movement was born. Broward County has supported the Wear Denim campaign since 2009. The theme for this years Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Broward Aware: Child Abuse Prevention It Is Up to Us and Its Time.To Talk About It. Respect. Connect. Prevent Sexual Violence, underscores the fact that sexual assault and child abuse are intolerable crimes affecting everyone. Activities open to the public for the remainder of the monthlong observance include:Governmental Center Exhibit April 1-30Throughout April, residents are invited to stop by the Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, to view a powerful exhibit of survivorLets put on our Big Boy and Big Girl jeans on April 24 Send your opinions to The Pelican! siren2415@gmail.comSee DENIM on page 21

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The Pelican 7 Friday, April 20, 2012 but none from such a diverse area. Dr. Tappen and Dr. Joseph Ouslander broached their idea to a committee considering 40 other research suggestions and won the grant money being offered. In the next 18 months, researchers will interview 800 people between the ages of 65 and 85 asking questions about medical and family history, eating habits, exercise, lifestyle, future plans, how they view themselves, how they function in their communities. In addition, evaluations of physical and mental prowess will be given. It may sound daunting, but it is accomplished in three, two-hour sessions. According to Dr. Tappen there is no lack of volunteers, just a shortage of men willing to answer the questionnaires. It is much easier to persuade women than men, she said. But we need to understand the whole population. Already cultural differences are emerging. In the group of 800 are people of European, Spanish, Caribbean Indian and African descent. Obvious cultural traditions exist. The answers to the questions are being entered into a data bank. It may take years to draw conclusions but in the future Dr. Tarrant hopes to be able to re-contact her subjects to see how they are doing and if their answers today in some way predicted their futures.MenContinued from page 1The reward for those who participate is a $10 Publix gift card per session and for those who agree, a free blood test. The blood samples are being held for possible future DNA testing. All participants are given complete confidentiality and identified only by a number. There are at least 10 sites in Broward, Palm Beach and Dade counties where volunteers for the South Florida Quality Aging Registry are interviewed. Deerfield Beach resident Joan Gould is one of the researchers. On the job three months, she is finding it fascinating. To fulfill the ethnic quotas, she is reaching out to men in ethnic groups. One of her resources has been the regional Kwianis Club organization that is putting her in touch with clubs in AfricanAmerican and Latino neighborhoods. You might say I am on a mission for men, Gould said. In her short time on the job, Gould has talked with amazing people, some well into their 80s, who retain their zest for life and are planning for the future. One of the test sections focuses on quality of life versus quantity, i.e. Would you rather live longer not able to get around much or have a shorter, but more active, healthier life? Its a soulsearching question, one many people have avoided confronting she said. Another question probes values, i.e. what are some of the good things about growing older? People say such things as, freedom to do what I want, leisure time, pleasant memories. One thing Gould has discovered is money is not a primary factor in aging well. I have talked to people who live in palatal homes in gated communities and have plenty of money, but who are becoming reclusive. And I am meeting people in over-55 communities like Kings Point and Century Village who are busy all the time and having a lot of fun, she said. Said Gould, There has not been anyone I have met during these studies, whether 60, 70 or 90 years old, who didnt want another day to live in spite of their frailty, health or other issues. Of course, the folks that tend to participate in this type of study are generally more engaged, unselfish and willing to give of themselves to provide the insight we need to learn from these programs. Those interested in participating in the FAU Program on Healthy Aging can contact Project Manager Dr. Sanya Diaz, 561-207-4323.

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8 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 2012 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. Call The Pelican to nd out how you can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFOakland Park Make time tomorrow to find out all about Jazzercise. Darlene Marcroft, franchise owner of the Jazzercise Fort Lauderdale Fitness Center at 412 E. Oakland Park, is offering three free classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate her new fitness center which just opened mid-December of last year. In addition to the classes visitors can watch or participate and also enjoy a craft show, raffles and refreshments. Darlene says, Ive been an instructor and franchise owner for 19 years, but just invested in my own studio a few months ago. Jazzercise is different and were different from a traditional health club class because we try to focus on fun and music. Time flies while youre dancing and getting a workout. Class members are getting value painlessly. Tomorrow, Saturday, Darlene will have a free 9 a.m. class stressing cardio and strength training. At 11 a.m. she will conduct a free class stressing circuit and interval training. At 2 p.m., the free class will focus on body sculpting. Marcroft is a certified Jazz instructor who is able to train and certify potential teachers. She says, We bring in trainers and quality control associates. Jazzercise is a corporation, founded by Judi Sheppard Missett who turned her love of jazz dance into a worldwide dance exercise phenomenon. and founded the Jazzercise dance fitness Free classes tomorrow at Jazzercise Fort Lauderdale Darlene Marcroft, right, is a certi ed Jazzercise instructor who has been teaching for 19 years. In December of 2011, she opened her own studio in Fort Lauderdale. Tomorrow during open house the public will enjoy a free opportunity to experience Jazzercise from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by the Jazzercise Fort Lauderdale Fitness Center at 412 E. Oakland Park Blvd. [ Photos courtesy of Darlene Marcroft]program in 1969. The workout program offers a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and cardio box movements. Benefits include increased cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility, as well as a feel good result. This international franchise business hosts a network of 7,800 instructors teaching more than 32,000 classes weekly in 32 countries. Judi Missets philosophy includes giving back to the community and over the years she and her instructors have raised over $26 million for See JAZZERCISE on page 9 Briefs Deer eld Beach Wine & Food FestivalDeerfield Beach The 2nd annual Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival will be held Apr. 27 and 28 at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road. Events include a Grand Tasting Launch Party on Apr. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. A Jazz Blues Brunch will be held Apr. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $35. Tickets to the Grand Tasting on Apr. 28 are $60 for the 6 to 10 p.m. event. To kick off the festival, a VIP Dinner Under the Stars will be held Apr 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $99. Purchase tickets online at www. dbwff.com or call 561-338-7594.Food & Flick FestivalPompano Beach The Food & Flick Festival will be held on April 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Pompano Community Park, 820 NE 18 Ave., Pompano Beach. The event will have food trucks, 5:30 to 10 p.m., and a family friendly movie at 8 p.m. Wesley Phillips will be providing musical entertainment. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. Funds will count towards the Feinstein challenge, which gives money to hunger fighting agencies. Call 954725-8434.

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The Pelican 9 Friday, April 20, 2012 The Seafood Festival Derby will take place at 4 p.m. in front of the community stage. Due to the large number of sponsored bounce horses, there will be two elimination divisions with the first three official finishers in the race turning for the six-horse final. Rain-out date is Sunday at 4 p.m. Proceeds from the sponsorships will support Pompano Has Heart, Inc., Pompano Beachs disaster relief charity. The grueling 40-ft. stretch course is being raced on sand. Jockeys will bounce their horses over the course to the finish line. Any jockey who falls off must get right back on in order to compete. They cannot pickup or carry their horse at any time. Some are expecting this event to be a YouTube classic from the start to finish line. The eleven local sponsors in the event are the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, jockey Brian Bell; iBERIABANK, jockey to be announced; John Knox Village, jockey Ashley Blitz; Auto Tech & Body, jockey Jay Ghanem; Wellness Center, jockey Jon Saluk; St. Martins Episcopal Church, jockey Rev. Bernard Pecaro; Imperial Point Medical Center, jockey Alice Taylor; Ridit Pest Control, jockey Michael Hunter; John Knox Village, jockey Brigit Korman; Executive Printing, jockey to be announced, and the Isle Casino & Racing Pompano Park, who donated the bounce horses to Pompano Has Heart. Their jockey is not yet announced. The race announcer will be Pompano Beach resident and a member of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame Communicators Corner, John Berry. Contact Pompano Has Heart President Steven Wolf, at pompanohasheart@gmail.com or 954-654-3757. a wide range of charities by leading classes at perfor mances, sporting and local events. The corporate offices are in Carlsbad, California where 250 staff member are employed. Asked how often one should attend classes, Darlene says, It depends upon your goals. Those seeking weight loss should plan on five to six classes a week. We estimate burning 600 calories in 60 minutes. Those who want health improvements and toning should attend three to four classes a week. I offer 18 classes a week. The Pelican spoke to several Jazzercise enthusiasts who attend Darlenes classes and heres what they had to say. Richard Stieff, Fort Lauderdale, says It looks difficult, but its not. Im poorly coordinated and when Darlene says left foot, Im the guy who sticks out his right foot. Darlene is such a motivator that Ive kept on doing Jazzercise for three years about four times a week. I need a group setting to keep myself motivated, and this group is very supportive. Ive lost 70 pounds and Im thrilled with the results in appearance and health. Constance Ruppender, Wilton Manors, has been a devotee of Jazzercise for the past four years, attending three to four classes a week. After seeing my bone density test, my doctor suggested I take up Jazzercise again, she says. I had been a fan in the 80s, but there was a gap for quite a few years. I had a bone density test again recently and passed with flying colors. Jazzercise is fun and wonderful for keeping me fit. Im now middle aged and its not easy to lose weight, but Ive managed to lose10 pounds which I was very glad to do. The group is very supportive because were all fighting the same demons. Open house tomorrow is at Jazzercise in Fort Lauderdale only, 412 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Call 754-224-8244. JazzerciseContinued from page 8 Seafood FestContinued from page 1 Democrats host state representative May 7Pompano Beach State Representative Gwyndolen Gwyn Clarke-Reed will be joined by Lee Feldman, area leader for Broward County Democratic Area District XII, at the May 7 Palm Aire Democratic Club meeting, 7 p.m. at the Herb Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36 Ave. Among the topics of conversation will be the Affordable Care Act and legislative issues facing the State of Florida. The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 954-975-3772 or 786-8771644.

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10 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 2012 Shop your local merchants!954-783-8700 Making a Difference Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-7838700.By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFThe tradition to honor almost 100 volunteers in the Doreen Gauthier Lighthouse Point Library continued on April 11 under the direction of Interim Library Director, Christy Keyes. She chose shades of the ocean and starfish for her theme, designed and made the invitations and applied a center pearl in each one by hand. And a starfish bookmark added sparkle to every place setting at the luncheon. Keyes explains, I did my field work/internship under Doreens leadership for almost six months and I cant measure the importance of that time, nor the learning I got. That invaluable experience plus the help of the staff and over 100 volunteers enabled me to carry on Doreens legacy as interim director. She continues, We couldnt exist without our volunteers including our instructors, tutors, book sale helpers, re-shelvers. This huge pool of talent keeps us up and running. Im especially grateful for their support, encouragement and sense of community. I was a volunteer here myself, and having been one I can appreciateDoreen Gauthier Lighthouse Point Library honors volunteers at 33rd annual luncheon See VOLUNTEERS on page 34Crystal Lake yard sale and Earth DayPompano Beach The Crystal Lake Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association will hold its second annual Community Yard Sale and third annual Earth Day celebration on April 21 at Crystal Lake Middle, 3551 NE 3 Ave., Pompano Beach. The Earth Event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the yard sale runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both events are free but table space at the yard sale is $10. During the Earth Day event there will be a parade, food, music, environmental materials and vendors and interactive educational displays. Free plants will also be given away while supplies last. For more, call 954-2570183. Briefs League tennis in Oakland ParkOakland Park Players are needed to participate in an upcoming womens tennis league at the Dillon Tennis Center, 4091 NE 5 Ave., Oakland Park. Almost all levels of play are available and matches are scheduled every other week. The Dillon Tennis Center features eight lighted clay tennis courts open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. Those interested can call the citys tennis pro, Mike Dillon, at 954-561-6180 for more information and registration. Lighthouse Point Mayor Fred Schorr and his wife, Laraine, Volunteers Sue Blough, Irene Letendre, Rosemary Wilson [staff], Chriss Goldtrap, Ruth Maiden and Ruth Halperin. [Photos by Cathy Anthony] Christy Keyes, interim library director.

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The Pelican 11 Friday, April 20, 2012 how important civic involvement is. I hope this will inspire them [the students] to get involved in the community now and in the future, she said. Rachel Raybucks essay: If I were the mayor of Pompano Beach, I would make the city safer, hold events for charities, and help citizens by having more health clinics and soup kitchens. I would make the city safer by putting cameras up around the city and putting more law enforcement on the job. The cameras would make sure the cops were doing their jobs. The cameras would be in EssayContinued from page 2 parks, parking lots, roads and on various buildings throughout the city. Making the city safer would be important to keep the citizens safe. Secondly, I would organize events for charities. Some of the events would be marathons, carnivals, and athletic competitions. The money raised would benefit charities such as the Red Cross and cancer and autism foundations. The money would also help citizens with disabilities. I would also help the citizens by having more health clinics and soup kitchens. The citizens who are less fortunate or who lost their jobs and health insurance would benefit the most. If I were mayor, I would help the citizens who need help and make the city safer for everyone. Haitian Flag Day honors scheduled for May 19SPECIAL TO THE PELICAN Pompano Beach Forest Lawn North Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens will honor Haitian Flag Day on May 19 from 4 to 4:55 p.m. at 200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach. The community is invited to join in paying tribute to the lives lost during the 2010 earthquake and honor the resilience of the people of Haiti. Refreshments will be provided. We are honored to pay tribute to the people of Haiti by honoring Haitian Flag Day, said Lauren Pechacek, manager of Forest Lawn North. For more, call 954-784-4000.

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12 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 2012 The Pelican Call us! 954-783-8700 a chance for these disabled folks to get together and have a good time, said Pompano Beach Commissioner Rex Hardin, Dynamos board president. Dynamos meet on Saturdays for about six hours at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center to participate in programs that include arts and crafts, trips to parks and Special Olympics events Tickets to the event are $60. Food & Wine VIP tickets are $85. A special offer of four tickets for $200 is also available but only if purchased before the event. For more information, visit www.pompanochamber.com or call 954-941-2940. Food & WineContinued from page 3studios extensive projects. On a smaller scale, a large Styrofoam shark spawned in the Deerfield Beach studio is now a visual attraction in a restaurant in Jamaica, and seven-foot tall Buddha statue greets patrons of an Asian restaurant. To Belchers delight, a number of dentists have also found their way to Unique Rabbit Studios. One of my favorite aspects of the business is decorating dentists offices, especially those who treat children, he said. The work is not all about producing big things. A walk through the studio reveals surfboards and paddle boards under construction along with large letters U.S.A that will be placed on the beach for an upcoming air show. Asked about one of his strangest requests, Belcher tells about a six-foot pig with wings and the story that goes with it. It seems that two men made a bet on the outcome of the last presidential election. One of them said Barack Obama could not win, saying Obama would win only when pigs can fly. When he lost the bet he was required to display a flying pig in his yard for a year. Unique Rabbit Studios happily built one a pig with wings. Asked how a business like this came to be called Unique Rabbit, Belcher explains that his young daughter came home from school one day with this joke: Question: How do you catch a unique rabbit? Answer: Unique up on it. That tickled Belchers imagination. He learned that the web address UniqueRabbit.com was available, and the rest, as they say, is history. CharactersContinued from page 4 tickets available. Cost varies by activity. Visit www.DeerfieldBeachWineAndFoodFestival.com or 561-338-7594. 4-27 Actor and comedian Billy Gardell, from the television show Mike & Molly, performs at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49, $59 and $69. Visit www. hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com or 1-800-745-3000. SightingsContinued from page 2 See SIGHTINGS on page 17 Oakland Park moving forward with land buys By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park City commissioners voted Wednesday to reprogram funds under an agreement with Broward County to purchased property in the citys downtown area. The vote at Wednesdays meeting was 4-1, Commissioner Suzanne Boisvenue dissenting. A balance of $10.2 million remains of an original $13 million provided under the countys redevelopment capital program. The agreement expires June 21. Properties now being considered for purchase include: Sikes Tile property at 3450 NE 12 Ave., 3484 NE 12 Ave., 3498 NE 12 Ave. for $1.6 million. Squire Plaza, an assemblage of properties at 3400 NE 11 Ave., 3401 N. Dixie Highway, 1110 NE 34 Court and 3407 N. Dixie Hwy. for $2.2 million and Schnell property at 1229 NE 37 St. for $320,000. The vote was unanimous on the Sikes property and 4-1, Boisvenue dissenting, on the other two. The commission will meet again at 6 p.m. on April 23, to consider purchases of additional properties.

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The Pelican 13 Friday, April 20, 2012 Charities, the United Way, St. Judes Catholic Church, the Moore Foundation, the Ahns Foundation, donations from John Knox Village and food donations from the Harvest Project. Currently there is just not enough money coming in to balance the Chapels $30,000 a month budget. Fletcher has cut back on the transportation service that brings clients to the Chapel on St. LaurenceContinued from page 1Blount Road and is operating with a skeleton staff: herself, a cook/driver and a part time nurse. Volunteers serve the food and manage the clothing bank. The county maintains the building. Father Todd Hoover, assistance rector at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Coral Springs, raised his concerns for the Chapels future at the last city commission meeting. Afterward he pointed out that 80 to 100 people are fed at the Chapel every day where they also get showers, clean clothing, a bin in which they keep their few possessions, nursing care, a mailing address, use of telephones and a place to sleep during the day. They sleep in the pews and on the floor, Hoover said. At night they walk the streets. In these current economic times, the demographic at the shelter is changing. A few years ago, only five percent of the clients were female. Today that number is 20 percent. We deal with the hardcore homeless, Father Hoover said. We dont ask questions. There are cases when people are sleep in their cars, come in for breakfast, shower and go to work. The Chapel is not set up to accommodate children, but families without a place to live are sneaking their kids in for very earlymorning showers and then sending them off to school. Fletcher approached the City of Pompano Beach for help last week and learned she had just missed the Mar. 30 deadline to apply for a Community Block Grant. Asst. City Manager Willie Hopkins said the Chapel meets the qualifications for block grant assistance, but will have to wait until next year. He said he encouraged Fletcher to go to the county where the deadline has not yet passed. Fletcher said her budget is strained by the high cost of vehicle insurance and maintaining the Chapels two vans, the cost of food, the cost of propane used for the cooking grills, administrative expenses. There is not much respite for the homeless, Fletcher said. But we keep them off the streets during the day, away from the beach and businesses. The Chapel accepts donation of money, food and clothing at its 1698 Blount Road location until 4 p.m. five days a week. It is not open on Saturday or Sunday, but Father Hoovers church serves lunch the second Sunday of every month. This year, Easter fell on that day and more than 80 people came in for that traditional meal. Father Hoover said one of the clients biggest needs is shoes, mens shoes in particular. Because the homeless walk all night, shoes and socks are treasured items. Most homeless people sleep with their shoes on for fear of them being stolen, he said. Mayor Lamar Fisher, when he heard about St. Laurences financial difficulties said, It saddened my heart that an organization that has helped hundreds of homeless folks has such financial constraints. There is truly a need for them; they fill a void in our community. Fletcher said she will talk with county officials next week. She is hoping somewhere to find at least $150,000 in grant money so the Chapel will be around to celebrate its 25th year anniversary.Young Professionals Networking at Oceans 234 April 25 Deerfield Beach Join The Young Professionals for a beachside business mixer at Oceans 234, 234 North Ocean Blvd., Deerfield Beach, on April 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A division of the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Young Professionals is a networking group geared towards professionals in their 20s and 30s. Cost is $10 and includes one free drink and 40 percent off bar bites. To RSVP, call the Pompano Beach Chamber at 954-941-2940 or email Lauryn Charles at lcharles@ afsgconsulting.com. Tom Trento speaks to RepublicansPompano Beach Tom Trento of United West will be at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach, on April 26 at 7 p.m. to discuss the current events and political situation involving Israel. Topics include: What is really going on in Israel, right now? When will Israel attack Iran? Will America stand with Israel? Why is Israel important to America? For more information, call Carolyn Mann at 954-729-0192

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14 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 2012 to farm and became pillars of this community. They lost three young children to various health conditions and when Alice died, the bulk of her estate went to establish college scholarships for graduates of Deerfield Beach High School, or DBHS. But thats only part of the story. For the rest, attend An Evening with Alice Butler and learn about local history, enjoy the music of the DBHS Jazz Band, snack on appetizers and sip wine. Cost is $10. The Butler House is at 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.More roadwork underway on E. Hillsboro BoulevardDeerfield Beach Merchants and motorists, beleaguered by the ongoing E. Hillsboro Blvd. road project probably have one more week of frustration in store. The intersection of Federal Highway and Hillsboro and the roadway east to A1A is being repaved due to faulty work performed by the original asphalt contractor. There will be lane closures both day and night while the new layer of asphalt is put down and the road is striped. Assistant City Manager Keven Klopp said the city purposely held the work off until the season ended. The inferior work was done in December and after an assessment, the city rejected it. It was a substandard installation, Klopp said. The pavement was not as smooth as it should be. Klopp said the general contractor, Ricman Construction, was put on notice that work being done was substandard. Ricman has since hired another asphalt contractor, but there remains a dispute over payment which is in negotiation now, Klopp said. Tragically, earlier this week, a worker was killed at the construction site when he walked behind a dump truck. Riccardo Corralles, 53, of Hialeah, was struck at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of Hillsboro Blvd. and declared dead shortly later at North Broward Medical Center. The boulevard, from Northeast 12 Avenue to A1A, was closed to traffic for several hours. Earth Day at City Campus promises education, giveaways and funDeerfield Beach The citys new solar energy system will be the star of the Arbor Day/Earth Day event Saturday, Apr. 28 at Central City Campus, 401 SW 4 Street. The solar panel system, installed in December and activated Mar. 15, is clamped onto the roof of the environmental services building and produces 14.7 kilowatts of power a day, enough to have already saved about $1,000 according to Chad Grecsek, assistant environmental services director. The solar photovoltaic system was paid for with grant fund from the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Grecsek will be on hand to explain the system to attendees. Also planned for the day are tree giveaways for residents, tours of the green environmental services building, rain barrel demonstrations and sales, paper shredding with the first box free for residents of Deerfield Beach and a demonstration of the automated side loader truck coming on line this summer to handle and record residential single stream recycling. Specialists from the Gumbo Limbo Preserve will talk about sea turtles and water conservation will be the topic for experts from the citys utility department.Butler HouseContinued from page 1The event runs from 8 a.m. until noon and is free.Union contract nalized; all employees face ve percent wage cutDeerfield Beach A commission vote has forced the Professional Managers and Supervisors Association, or PMSA. to accept the same contract terms as the citys general employees: a five percent wage decrease and a 10 percent contribution to insurance premiums. The vote was taken at a hearing last week after the city and union representatives presented their arguments. The city and PMSA have been negotiating since July 2011 on a contract that affects 29 midmanagement employees. A hearing held before magistrate Richard Deem See UNION on page 16

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The Pelican 15 Friday, April 20, 2012 Advertise with The Pelican! 954-783-8700! By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park The Oakland Park Library has recently expanded its services with the addition of free e-books and audio books available Oakland Park, Wilton Manors libraries now offering free e-booksfor download from the citys website. The library is part of a consortium with 12 other municipal libraries, including Wilton Manors and Parkland, that share access to the books. To download an e-books, patrons need a city library card and a computer, iPhone, iPad or e-reader. There is no charge for the service. The limit for now is three books at a time, though that may be increased later. Fiction and non-fiction books for adults, teens and children are available. Interest in the new program has exploded, said Heidi Burnett, library manager of Oakland Park. She said people have been asking for months when the library would be getting e-books. Participants can search a catalogue to see what books are available immediately. There may be a wait for some bestsellers. The Friends of the Oakland Park Library donated 50 percent of the start-up costs for this program and the rest came from state aid grant money, Burnett said. There was no additional cost to the city. To check out and download e-books and audio books, click the link in the center of the citys homepage, www. oaklandparkfl.org, any time, from any place with internet access. The Oakland Park Library is at 1298 NE 37 St. The Wilton Manors Library is at 500 NE 26 St. Public input wanted on possible fees at Pompanos Canine Corner Dog ParkPompano Beach The City of Pompano Beach will hold a meeting on May 2 at 6 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St. The purpose of the meeting is to allow members of the public to express their opinions regarding the implementation of possible fees at the Canine Corner Dog Park, 1101 N. Federal Hwy.

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16 The PelicanFriday, April 20, 2012The Pelican 954-783-8700 in March resulted in Deem agreeing with the citys wage and benefit position but the union did not budge on its position that the city gave raises to high-level employees while imposing the five percent cut. Human Resources Director Mike Milanowski said raises were given only to those employees promoted to new positions and given more responsibility. Now that the PMSA contract is settled, the wages of all employees will be cut by five percent, and they will begin contributing to their health insurance premiums. The first checks to reflect the new wages will be issued May 11, Milanowski said. Had the cut gone into effect at the beginning of the fiscal year Oct. 1, the city would have saved about $750,000, he added.UnionContinued from page 14 Broward Sheriffs Of ce re ghters save the littlest among us A Broward Sheriffs Of ce re ghter feeds the recently saved kitten through a syringe. [Photo courtesy of the Broward Sheriffs Of ce] SPECIAL TO THE PELICANWest Park Firefighters from Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Station 27 rescued a newborn kitten trapped inside a metal post Saturday afternoon. Just before 3 p.m., kids playing in the backyard near 3101 SW 37 Terrace heard meowing coming from a 12-foot section of fence pipe lying on the ground. Firefighters responded and pinpointed the source of the meowing to the section of pipe anchored in concrete. They used a saw to carefully cut the pipe and found a newborn kitten, barely hours old, inside. They took the kitten back to the firehouse, cleaned it up and fed it from a syringe. The kitten is now being cared for by a Broward family.

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The Pelican 17 Friday, April 20, 2012 Readers will nd The Pelican at Lowes entrance in Pompano Beach. Call 954-783-8700. SPECIAL TO THE PELICANBroward County residents are invited to get their hands dirty and learn how to start their own vegetable gardens at an interactive gardening demonstration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the downtown Governmental Center Annex, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. The event is part of the monthlong celebration of National County Government Month, promoting County Plant your own vegetable garden April 26programs, services, events and activities related to the theme Healthy Counties, Healthy Families. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive free vegetable seedlings to replant in their home gardens, including okra, Asian long beans, peppers and eggplant. Master Gardener Michael Madfis will be available to answer questions and offer gardening tips. Fort Lauderdale Vegetables is co-sponsoring the event and will provide more than 600 seedlings, which will be available on a first come, first served basis. Every day more and more families are making the connection between living healthier lifestyles and the role of nutrition. With the price of fresh fruits and vegetables becoming out of reach for some families, many are turning to meaningful ways of reducing costs through home gardening programs, said William Green, administrator with the Countys health care services section. Not only are families saving money, but by making home gardening a family activity, their quality of life is enhanced. The event will take place on the west side of the Governmental Center Annex where a tent will be set up. Parking is available across the street at the government garage.SightingsContinued from page 12 5-4 20 Little Women, The Musical at Sol Children Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Tickets $15 and $10. Call 561-4478829.Food & Bargains4-21 Oakland Park Yard Sale, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Hwy. Free to the public. To become a vendor call 954630-4500. 4-28 Garage sale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Curves of See SIGHTINGS on page 21Lighthouse Point, 1847 NE 25 St., Lighthouse Point. Event benefits the American Cancer Society.Outdoors5-3 Broward Sierra Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Rd. S., Coconut Creek. Meeting is free and open to the public. Guest speaker will be Allan Siegel, community outreach coordinator from the Broward County Aviation Department and

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18 The Pelican Friday, April 20, 2012 Advertisement By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Choice: thats the golfers option at Palm-Aire Country Club. Not only are there several membership packages available, including their popular PACC Summer Membership on sale now, there are 54 championship holes on three, wellconditioned courses. In the near future, additional golfing options will include The Woodlands Country Club in Tamarac and Heron Bay in Coral Springs a lot of golf for the money. These additional choices are coming about because Palm-Aire was acquired last November by ClubLink, a leading golf management company that owns over 50 premier golf courses in North America, including six in Broward County. ClubLink is one of the worlds largest and most successful owners of high quality golfing properties, said Palm-Aire Marketing Director Jim Greene. ClubLinks first purchase in Florida occurred in the Tampa area in 2010 followed by recent purchases of Heron Bay, Woodlands and Palm-Gol ng at Pompanos Palm-Aire has just become more interesting Aire Country Club in South Florida. ClubLinks business philosophy of One Membership, More Golf offers South Florida golfers access to several fine golf courses, all within 20 of minutes each other, Greene said. Whether someone is a ClubLink member, daily fee guest, corporate event client or seasonal visitor, they can expect a consistent level of quality and service at any ClubLink property they choose. Palm-Aire is in the process of becoming the regional office for all ClubLink courses in Florida. In the near future, ClubLink will unveil its new membership programs for all three properties, which are expected to include reciprocal playing privileges and membership options. In the meantime, Palm-Aire is selling its very popular summer golf membership called The PACC Golf Card. Starting at $99 for a weekday card and $129 for a seven -day card, the PACC Golf Card allows local players to enjoy free green fees all summer long at all three See PALM AIRE on page 25 The 8th hole water feature on the Cypress Course.

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The Pelican 19 Friday, April 20, 2012 If you cannot locate a Pelican in your city or town, call 954-783-8700 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach In the second annual Heritage Bowl matchup, Pompanos Blanche Ely High School girls flag football team beat Deerfield Beach on April 14 at Tiger Stadium. Elys varsity team defeated Deerfield 6-0 and the junior varsity squad claimed victory 12-10. The Heritage Bowl is an unofficial game played between the two teams at the end of the season; Ely took home bragging rights to last years game as well. Elys varsity ends its regular season 8 and 3 while Deerfields varsity is 4 and 7. Both varsity teams are headed Blanche Ely girls ag football team wins Heritage Bowl, heads into playoffsto the district playoffs, which are scheduled to take place April 23 through 25. Elys junior varsity team finished perfect at 6 and 0 while Deerfield ended their season at 6 and 1. Junior varsity teams dont have a playoff system. Cameron Thomas, Deerfields head coach, said his girls had a lot of dropped passes and failed to execute on key plays, something they will need to work on if they expect to advance. Asked what he thought was his varsity players biggest problem, Elys head coach, Clenner Goodman, responded, just consistency. Goodman said defense and offensive running were the two things his team most excels at. They hardly give up any yards, said Goodman of the defense. He estimates that out of the seasons 11 games, the varsity defense only allowed a total of 20 points. They had a lot of shut outs, he said. And as the team heads into the playoffs, Goodman says things on offense are looking better with the recent play of Jenette Hicks. Shes basically been playing defense all year but she really showed her potential on offense, said Goodman of Hicks, who scored the winning touchdown for Ely during their last game. Deer eld Beach Rotary teeing up at Crystal LakeDeerfield Beach The Deerfield Beach Rotary Club holds its annual golf scramble Apr. 27 at Crystal Lake Country Club, 3800 Crystal Lake Drive. A putting/chipping clinic with LPGA pro Nancy Stuart will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sheriff Al Lamberti is honorary chair. The $100 fee includes a free summer golf membership at Crystal Lake Country Club, food throughout the day, goodie bags filled with discount coupons and assorted prizes. Major sponsors are JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Dart Foundation, Morgan Stanley and Paragon Movie Theaters. Raffle prizes include a 3D TV and other valuable items. To sign up, contact Pete Sudler at 954-5539576. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Scholarship Fund for graduating seniors at Deerfield Beach High School, Highlands Christian High School, Zion Lutheran High School and Monarch High School.

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The Pelican 21 Friday, April 20, 2012 art and awareness. Community Resource Fair and Celebration Broward Aware! April 21 Broward Countys Sexual Assault Treatment Center (SATC), along with the Childrens Services Council, ChildNet, the Florida Department of Children and Families, Health Mothers, Healthy Babies and other community partners, will host Broward Aware: Child Abuse Prevention It Is Up to Us on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at The Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park, 2520 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale. This day of safety and welfare presentations, entertainment, food and prizes is free and open to the public.About the Sexual Assault Treatment CenterSexual violence is an insidious social issue that cuts across all boundaries and identi es perpetrators as family, friends, acquaintances and sometimes strangers. Every two minutes someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. Only 40 percent of all sexual assaults committed are actually reported to the police. At least 80 percent of sexual assault victims are under the age of 30. SATC functions as a safety net for victims of sexual assault and/or child abuse and their families, and collaborates with community partners in the areas of law enforcement, child protection investigations, state attorneys of ce, attorney general, department of health and others. For more information on services of the Sexual Assault Treatment Center or Sexual Assault Awareness Month, call 954-357-5775 or visit broward.org/Community Partnerships and click SEXUAL ASSAULT. Denim DayContinued from page 6By Judy VikPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach City commissioners, meeting as the board of the citys Community Redevelopment Agency,or CRA, will move ahead move ahead to prepare a development agreement with Pompano Pier Associates, LLC. Tim Hernandez of New Urban Communities, a partner with Richard Caster in Pompano Pier Associates, presented their conceptual proposal Tuesday for a Pompano Beach Fishing Village on an eight-acre parcel along Pompano Beach Boulevard. He said their vision is a pedestrian-friendly area, which showcases the natural assets of the beach area with multiple nodes of activity. They will look to old Pompano Pier Restaurant, boutique hotel with Old Florida themes part of East CRA plansFlorida-themed architecture. For inspiration they visited CityPlace in West Palm Beach and at Key West. We will design with the historical context of Pompano Beach, including the fishing fleet and lighthouse, Hernandez said. Plans include a restaurant with covered dining, a ceremonial green for weddings and memorial ceremonies and one and twostory retail buildings. Were looking to make this a destination, so its crucial to get good operators, Hernandez said. Theyre hoping to include a small boutique, hotel with 120 rooms or so, similar to the Seagate Hotel in Delray Beach. The developers will work to preserve view corridors for existing buildings. Everyone who had a view of the water will still have a view, Hernandez said. They hope to be under construction by the end of 2013 or early 2014. Resident Keith Mizell urged the board to move forward and OK the plans. This is low density. It fits the site and the neighborhood, he said. Board member Barry Dockswell questioned how the board could determine if they were getting a good financial deal. He suggested a third party assessment of the deal. No other board member agreed. Dockswell also said the board hasnt focused enough on the library. He said a committed funding plan was needed. He said he believes the library should be on the west side of A1A not in the pier parking lot. A development agreement will come before the city commission for approval in about 60 days. SightingsContinued from page 17 See SIGHTINGS on page 24Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. He will talk about the runway expansion at the airport. 954946-7359. 4-22 French Place Bistro Belgian Beer Bash and All You Can Eat mussels for $10, 350 E. McNab, Pompano Beach. 5 to 8 p.m. Call 954785-1920.Clubs,/ Volunteers4-24 A card party will be held by the Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES Drove 142 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Elks Lodge, 700 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach. Cost is $4 and includes desert and coffee. Call 561-479-2002 for reservations. 4-24 The Deerfield

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The Pelican 23 Friday, April 20, 2012 Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700 Deer eld Beach Elementary students combine math and shoppingLighthouse Point Deerfield Beach Elementary school recently held its annual Publix Math and Reading Night at the Publix in Lighthouse Point. Students, with the help of family members, engaged in a mathematical scavenger hunt up and down the aisles in search of answers to questions. They received handouts according to their grade level and worked together with their parents to solve math problems and reading questions based on store merchandise. Publix Math and Reading Night is also a way for parents and their children to interact while applying real life math and reading skills they are learning. Pictured are Jasmin, a fourth grader, and her brother Cristian, second grade, as they price fruit with the help of their mom.

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24 The Pelican Friday, April 20, 2012 SightingsContinued from page 21 Gateway Outreach to host Food and Flick eventDeerfield Beach Gateway Community Outreach (GCO) of Deerfield Beach will hold its Food n Flick fundraising event on Saturday April 28 at Pompano Community Park, 820 NE 18th Avenue near the Pompano Airport. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. with music, a fleet of food trucks will be fired up from 5:30 8 p.m. The movie begins at 8 pm. Admission is free and donations to GCO are welcome. Bring chairs for seating. Gateway Community Outreach operates a food bank and provides financial assistance to individuals and families in distress. It served over 31,500 meals in 2011, and offers help to families who need financial aid to stabilize their household and reach self sufficiency. Major sponsors are Sharp General Contractors, The Jim Moran Foundation, the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce, the City of Pompano Beach, Southeast Toyota Distributors, TD Bank, Twilight Features, Inc. Sharp General Contractors, its president John Arasi, and the firm s staff have previously sponsored GCOs food bank. More info about Gateway Community Outreach is on the website: www.gcoflorida.org, or call them at 754-444-2635.See SIGHTINGS on page 25 In Pompano Beach iBeria Bank, 990 N. Federal Hwy. Dairy Queen, 2901 N. Federal Hwy. Publix, 1405 S. Federal Hwy. Lous Giant Subs, 1721 N. Dixie Hwy. In Deer eld Beach Walgreens, Hillsboro & Federal Hwy. Josephs Italian Bakery, 788 S. Fed. Hwy. Percy White Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Olympia Flame Diner, 80 S. Fed. Hwy. J&J Farms, 2777 W. Hillsboro Blvd.Beach Historical Society hosts Preserving your History at 11 a.m. at Jerrys Artarama, 242 S. Federal Hwy. in the Publix shopping center. Guest speakers from the Historical Society, Society of Florida Archivists and a professional photographer and photo organizer. 954-429-0378 4-25 The North Broward Democratic Club will host Assistant Chief Louie Granteed, of the Hollywood Police Department and candidate for Broward County Sheriff, at 7:30 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. 954-7838232. 4-26 The Pompano Beach Republican Club meets from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Community Center 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. Call 954-786-7536. 5-5 The Pompano Beach Recycling and Solid Waste Advisory Committee will host the Community Park Clean Up, 820 NE 18 Ave., from 8 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. Volunteers can meet up at pavilion C-1 by the basketball courts. Gloves, bags and water will be provided for the volunteers. 954-786-4111. Festivals, Events & Networking 4-20 The 28th Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival will take place today through Sunday at the far east end of Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach. There will be food, entertainment and games. Cost is $12 per adult and children 10 and under are free. The festival starts on Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 4-21 The Friends of the Arboretum are sponsoring the annual Arboretum Plant Sale at Constitution Park, 2841 W Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 30 to 40 vendors with shrubs, orchids, palms, flowering and fruit trees and many other varieties. 954-234-1002. 4-22 Car wash at 9 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach, 233 N.E. 26 Ave., Pompano Beach.Kids Stuff4-20 We Bought A Zoo will be playing at 7 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors as part of the citys monthly Movie in the Park series. Admission is free. 954-390-2130.

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The Pelican 25 Friday, April 20, 2012 Palm Aire Championship Courses. Golfers pay only a cart fee ranging from $18 to $27 through Oct. 31. Many locals have deemed the PACC Card as the best summer membership value ever. In addition to reduced summer golf fees, PACC Golf Card members also enjoy discounts on range balls, pro shop merchandise, golf lessons and advance tee times. PACC Golf Cards are on sale everyday at both Palm-Aire pro shops and the membership office. Another summer special Palm AireContinued from page 18offered at Palm-Aire is the Profusion Golf Special, which ups the ante on value. When golfers play PalmAire this summer paying their applicable 18-hole golf rate, for an extra $6.95 they can request profusion and receive unlimited golf for the day, free range balls, a two for one drink coupon, a delicious lunch, 10 percent off pro shop purchases and other bonuses . over $50 in added value from April 30 through Sept. 30. Palm Aires three championship courses include the Palms and two Faziodesigns, Oaks and Cypress. Since 1994, over $14 million has been reinvested into Palm Aire courses and facilities. We understand that there are many good courses that people can play in South Florida, Greene said. That is why I enjoy working with a team that is so committed to providing members and guests with exceptional service and value every day. The three courses are kept in excellent condition year round thanks to Palm Aires talented and experienced golf maintenance team. The Oaks underwent a $3 million restoration by Fazio Design Inc. in 1998 and the Cypress has long been rated as one of the most demanding courses in the area. Greene believes the first four holes of Cypress are among the most challenging at Palm Aire. Seasonal daily rates run $89 to $99 with members and South Florida residents enjoying reduced golf fees. Palm Aires most popular annual membership, the Annual Sports, starts at $365 year [a $1 a day] and offers preferred golf rates all year round for all golfers, including many who may not be avid players but still want the privileges of a home club membership. At Palm Aire, there are half a dozen other membership options so golfers can choose the one best suited for their schedules and pocketbooks. Besides an abundance of golf choices at Palm-Aire, members and guests are welcome at two clubhouses and two pro shops. LPGA and PGA instructors Michelle and Stephen Conte operate the Palm-Aire Golf Academy and hold a number of clinics as well as give private lessons. There are weekly member tournaments for men and ladies and several other events for all players. Now that the days are getting longer, summer league opportunities are available for golfers looking to play nine holes of golf after work on a regular basis. A few spots are still open for those companies and organizations that are looking for a fun, teambuilding activity after work. Palm Aire Country Club Oaks Dining Room is open daily for breakfast and lunch. There are various banquet rooms and packages available for parties, meetings and special occasions. Palm Aire is located on Powerline Road just south of Atlantic Boulevard across from The Isle Casino. Interested guests can call 954975-6244 for tee times and other information. SightingsContinued from page 24 See SIGHTINGS on page 264-21 Pony rides at Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park, 1600 NE 5 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free. Cost is $3 per ride. 954-786-4507.Government4-24 Pompano Beach City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. 4-24 Wilton Manors commissioners meet for a quarterly budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive, to review the 2012/2013 budget. 4-24 Wilton Manors City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 4-24 Lighthouse Point City Commission meeting

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26 The Pelican Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at city hall, 2200 NE 38 St. 4-24 Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea Town Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive.Health, Safety & Environment5-19 Flotilla 37 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold free vessel safety checks each day from May 19 to May 25 during National Safe Boating Week at Pioneer Park Boat Ramp, 217 NE 5 Ave., Deerfield Beach. Safety checks start at 9 a.m. 954755-4581.Support Groups4-20 Alcoholics Anonymous meets tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach. AA also meets on April 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28. 954-941-2308. 4-24 Overeaters Anonymous meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach. 954-941-2308. 4-26 Narcotics Anonymous meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach. 954-941-2308.MondaysEvery Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ping Pong Nights is held at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. The cost is $1. All ages can participate. 954-3902130. The Gold Coast Toastmasters Club meets on the second and third Monday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dennys, 3151 NW 9 Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954895-3555 or 954-782-9951.TuesdaysPompano BeachLighthouse Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-972-7178. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142, 171 SW 2 St., Pompano Beach, has Bingo on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Food is available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 954-942-2448. A Yoga class is available for all levels at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. until noon. The cost is $7. 305-607-3520. Zonta International meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Duffys Diner, 401 N. Federal Hwy., Deerfield Beach, at 11:15 a.m. 561-392SightingsContinued from page 25 See SIGHTINGS on page 282223.WednesdaysThe Wilton Manors Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at 2749 NE 14 Ave., Wilton Manors. 954-561-9785. The Oakland Park Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Peter Pan Diner, 1216 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park. 954-566-9957. The Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays at noon at the Riverside Grille at the Sands Resort, 125 N. Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach. 954444-4815. The Greater Pompano Beach Senior Citizens Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Emma Lou Olson Community Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach, at 10 a.m. 954-943-7787. The Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the NE Focal Point Alzheimers Day Care Center, 301 NW 2 Ave., Deerfield BeachThursdaysThe Rotary Club of Oakland Park/Wilton Manors meets every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill, 4711 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park. 954491-6158. The Deerfield Beach Kiwanis Club meets at noon every Thursday at the Deerfield Beach Hilton, 100 Fairway Dr., Deerfield Beach 954-242-6083.FridaysThe Pompano Beach Rotary Club meets Fridays at

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The Pelican 27 Friday, April 20, 2012 Relay For Life fundraiser at Wilton Manors Candela Restaurant [Above] Marie Coyne, left, with the Broward Sheriffs Of ce, or BSO, and Lee Zajuranec at the Oakland Park Relay For Life wine tasting fundraiser on April 11 at Candela Restaurant in Wilton Manors. BSO personnel and others will be raising money for the Oakland Park Relay For Life event which starts at 6 p.m. on April 27 at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park, and runs until 12 p.m. on April 28. Visit main.acsevents.org for more. [Photos by Michael dOliveira] Rick Smith, Barbara Klein, Jose Paz, Candelas beverage director, and Daun Clarke.Advertise In The Pelican! 954-783-8700!Humane Society yard salePompano Beach A yard sale to benefit the no kill Florida Humane Society takes place on April 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Humane Societys facility, 3870 N. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach. Donations are being accepted before and during the event. Call 954-785-2165.

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28 The Pelican Friday, April 20, 2012 WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Rev. Hyvenson Joseph Hazardous waste disposal and recycling Lighthouse Point A free drop-off for household hazardous waste and electronics takes place at Frank McDonough Park, 3500 NE 27 Ave., Lighthouse Point, on April 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lighthouse Point residents can dispose of household hazardous waste and recycle their electronic equipment in an environmentally safe manner. Items accepted are household chemicals, paints, oils, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, fluorescent bulbs, TVs, computers, printers, fax machines, cell phones, DVD players, rechargeable batteries and tires. Items not accepted are kitchen appliances, microwave ovens, explosives, flares, ammunition, and biohazardous and medical waste. A shredding truck will also be a the event to immediately shred household and personal documents. Proof of Lighthouse Point residency is required. No business or commercial generated hazardous waste, electronic equipment or documents will be accepted. For more information, call 954-9467386. Tell The Pelican about your event! 954-783-8700!SightingsContinued from page 26 In Lighthouse Point Publix, Venetian isles Offerdahls, Shoppes at Beacon Light LHP Library, 2200 NE 38 St. In Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Publix, 4703 N. Ocean Blvd. Village Pump, A1A/ Commercial Sea Ranch Diner, 4717 N. Ocean Blvd. Argenti Jewelry, 218 E. Commercial Blvd. Diner By The Sea, 225 E. Commercial Blvd.12:15 p.m. at Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-786-3274.SaturdaysSaturday pony rides are available at Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park, 1600 NE 5 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3 per ride. 954-786-4507. The Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club Westside meets the first and third Saturdays of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954-7828096. The Deerfield Beach West Kiwanis Club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 9 a.m. at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 St., Deerfield Beach. 954-54-7329883. The Pompano Beach Green Market is held every Saturday at the corner of West Atlantic Boulevard and North Dixie Highway from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 954-292-8040. Kayak rentals are available Saturdays and Sunday s at Richardson Historic Park, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Visit www.AtlanticCoastKayak. com or 954-781-0073. The Wilton Manors Green Market is held every Saturday and Sunday at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. .Call 954-5920381.SundaysSt. Elizabeths of Hungary Parish hosts a pancake breakfast at 3331 NE 10 Terrace, Pompano Beach, on every third Sunday of the month from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The breakfast benefits the Parish and cafeteria maintenance. 954-263 8415.

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If you enjoy making music, call Jim McGonigal, Music Director at 954647-0700 for more info.DEEP WATER VILLA DOCKPOMPANO BEACH 2/2 2 BLOCKS BEACH 1700 SQ FT. Screened Fla Room. Private Yard. W/D. 4 Park. No Fixed Bridges. Community Pool. Deeded Dock.. 2 Blocks Beach. $265,000. Coldwell Banker Barbara Call 954629-1324. 5-11 OPEN HOUSESPOMPANO BEACH SUNDAY 1-4PM Updated Deep Water Pool Home 3 / 2 / 2 Quick Access To Hillsboro Inlet. Newer Roof, Seawall & Dock. Ruthie Brooks Balistreri Realty. 954-803-4174. 4-20 ROOMMATE WANTEDPOMPANO BEACH Share My 2 / 1 Furnished Condo Pool East Of Federal Hwy. Share Utilities. $400 Per Month! Call 954-856-5281. STUDIOS / EFFICIENCIESPOMPANO BEACH & BOCA RATON POMPANO BEACH ATLANTIC / FEDERAL Ef ciency $175 Weekly. No Security Deposit. Includes Cable, Electric, Internet. FREE Washer / Dryer. No Drug Record No Evictions. 954-709-0694. 4-20 HOMES TO SHARENORTH POMPANO BEACH Fully Handicapped Accessible. $450 Per Month Split Utilities. 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The Pelican 31 Friday, April 20, 2012 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 Business Card Directory FURNITUREBEDSETS King $180 Queen $130 Full $110 Twin $90. 5 Pc. Bedroom Set $399. Frames $39. 954-465-6498. 5-4 DOCK FOR RENT60 FT DOCK THE COVE MARINA 50 AMP / H20 Included. $1,200 Month Price Negotiable Depending On Boat Size. Restaurant & Fuel On Premises. 954-914-0053. a.j.barsotti@comcast.net. POMP ANO BEACH ON INTRACOASTAL N.F.B. SAFE NEW DOCK!! Water & Electric Available. Up To 35$10 Per Ft. Call 754235-1458. GARAGE SALESPOMPANO CRYSTAL LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL 3511 NE 3 Avenue. Saturday April 21 8am Noon. Earth Day Celebration & Community Yard Sale. 4-20

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32 The Pelican Friday, April 20, 2012 Call The Pelican 954-783-8700 RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSBoca Raton I had one of the funnest half days of fishing earlier this week that I have ever had in our local waters. We all know that it has been tough to get out fishing due to the weather, so when it breaks just a little youve got to take your shot. I fished on a boat named John B, owned by John Bassett and his son John Junebug Bassett. These guys are as seasoned as they come and considered by local fishermen as probably the best fishermen on the water today when it comes to putting meat on the dock. They took me to their spot just a few miles out of the Hillsboro Inlet. We anchored the boat and the minute the first bait hit the water it was on. We fished for four hours and caught 28 nice kingfish, 13 dolphin, three blackfin tunas, and three sailfish. We were fishing a kite with live baits and a few flat lines on the surface. It was non-stop action. I thought my arm was going to fall off from reeling one fish after the other but Im not complaining. It was truly a day to remember One thing to keep in mind is that when the wind blows out of the east for an extended period of time here, youve got to sneak out because the fishing in the spring with an east wind is usually always good. That is also why you see a lot of tournaments being held this time of the year. Get Tight! Junebug helps RJ Boyle bring in a big haulSouth County ShootoutNext week, enter the South County Shootout, south of Royal Palm in Boca. You can sign up at our shop, 5040 N. Federal Hwy., in Lighthouse Point. Its a fun tournament with cash and prizes. The captains meeting is on April 27 at 5 p.m. at the shop and the fishing is on April 29. Call the shop at 954-420-5001 or visit www. southcountyshootout.com to register.RJ Boyle, right, and John Junebug Bassett show off their catch. [Photo courtesy of RJ Boyle]

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The Pelican 33 Friday, April 20, 2012 Advertise In The Pelican 954-783-8700 Kids Hooked on Fishing Tournament April 28Deerfield Beach On April 28 from 8:30 -10:30 a.m., the Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department and Bass Fishing Kids, Inc. will host the first annual Kids Hooked on Fishing Tournament. The tournament will be held at Quiet Waters Park, 401 South Powerline Road in Deerfield Beach. The event is open to ages 7 to 17; children under 11 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. The tournament is open to all skill levels, including beginners. Awards will be presented for the best catch in each age category. Participants must bring their own fishing pole and bait. There is no cost to participate but there will be a $1.50 per person park entrance fee at the front gate. Registration is currently underway and will continue through the day of the event. Registration forms are available at all city recreation centers and online registration is available at www.deerfield-beach. com/parksandrecregistration. Goody bags will be given to the first 100 registered participants. For more, call 954-426-6898.SPECIAL TO THE PELICANOn Thursday, April 26, at 2 p.m., the new Pompano Beach Greg Norman signature golf course will break ground. Construction is now underway on Greg Normans redesign and renovation of the Pines Course at Pompano Beach. This is Greg Normans first municipal golf course design. Greg Norman will be in attendance to speak and answer questions from the media at the groundbreaking. Once completed, the City of Pompano Beach will have a Greg Norman signature designed golf course that will likely be one of the finest municipal golf courses in the State of Florida. This championship course will be a pillar for the community, providing a first class amenity for the residents and tourists of the City of Pompano Beach. The citys new Greg Norman signature golf course is tentatively scheduled to open in the Fall of 2012. Greg Norman will take part in groundbreaking of new course in Pompano BeachTell The Pelican about your special event 954-783-8700

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34 The Pelican Friday, April 20, 2012 their hard work and dedication. The combined hours put in by the volunteers is the equivalent of three full time salaried employees. What a wonderful gift of time and effort they give to their city, which by the way is also my city. Im honored to serve it and my community. Keyes has an impressive background include corporate training at AT&T and Comcast, administrative training at the School Board of Broward County and Florida Atlantic University. She says, My true love is being a librarian. Thats why I returned to the University of South Florida for a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science. Libraries are no longer temples of quiet reflection. They have expanded functions to become activity hubs and information centers for communities. Ive had the privilege of Doreens professional councel and personal friendship over the years and look forward to many more years of availing her expertise and knowledge. She adds, I am especially grateful to the staff for helping me have a successful event for our volunteers. Each one receives a valuable certificate of appreciation, bordered with starfish reminding them that they are stars. Like the words of Loren Eiseley in the Star Thrower, they make a difference one at a time. The luncheon, held at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church at 2700 NE 36 St. in Lighthouse Point, included volunteers, the mayor, city commission, Friends of the Library, the library advisory board members and namesake Doreen Gauthier, herself. They all dined on chicken salad, catered by Another Perfect Party. Floral arrangements were created by Honey Bunch Msgr Frederick Brice was on hand for the invocation. The St. Pauls Womens Club, under the direction of President Cathie Desjean graciously volunteered to set up the tables and serve the luncheon. This city library is often called the jewel of the city. Mayor Fred Schorr thanked the volunteers and Interim Director, Christy, for maintaining the high standards set by Doreen Gauthier. He added, This library is like the heart of our city, and it has been responsive in embracing change to provide what our residents want. Keyes says, Our library has grown into the community center and resource for learning, cultural experiences, senior activities, childrens story time, reference questions, computer access and books. Were always looking for new ways to serve the residents with book sales, art shows, hosting school field trips making cultural visits, and offering 14 to 16 classes for seniors each week. Gauthier was invited to the podium to assist in handing out certificates of appreciation to each volunteer, which she did with her usual show of affection and personal comment based on shared memories. The luncheon ended on a happy note with guests leaving, star bookmark in-hand, each inspired to keep on volunteering. Thank you volunteers for your gifts of time to this important library. To volunteer, call 954-946-6398. VolunteersContinued from page 10 Library Staff Top left to rt Patti Eng, Christy Keyes, Barbara Stiles Bottom left to right Rosemary Wilson, Cathy Anthony

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The Pelican 35 Friday, April 20, 2012 In Wilton Manors Publix, 1003 E. Commercial Blvd. Copy This, WM Library, 500 NE 26 St. In Oakland Park Mugs Bar & Grill, 2671 Oakland Park Blvd. Publix, 1003 E. Commercial Blvd. Imperial Point Library, 5985 N. Fed. Hwy. Cactus Car Wash, 2975 N. Federal Hwy. CVS Pharmacy, 601 E. Commercial Blvd.

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