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Friday, May 4, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 18 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 Pompano Beach Golf legend Greg Norman, center, tosses the ceremonial rst sand at the groundbreaking of Pompano’s Pines course redesign. Norman’s company was hired by the city to redesign the 18-hole Pines course, located at its municipal golf course. The course i s expected to reopen in November. During construction, the 18-hole Palms course will still be open to the public. Also pictured are Pompano Beach Vi ce Mayor George Brummer, Lighthouse Point Commission Vice President Sandy Johnson, Pompano Commissioner Charlotte Burrie, Pompano Mayor Lamar F isher, Pompano Commissioner Woodrow J. Poitier and Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca. See story on page 19. [Photo by Michael d’Olivei ra] Tensions rise on housing authority board, Berner removedBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach Housing Authority Commissioner Caryl Berner was removed from her post Tuesday at the request of Mayor Peggy Noland. Noland said, “When one board member has antagonized staff and caused six colleagues to ask for her removal, clearly this is misconduct, negligence and inefficiency of the highest order.” In letters to the mayor, three other housing authority board members accused Berner of disrupting their meetings with irreverent matters and of interfering with the staff. She was reprimanded at the April 18 meeting by Deerfield Beach Housing Authority, or DBHA, Chair Keith Emery in Wilton Manors may lift ban on temporary signsBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors When Janet Conklin’s two-week temporary sign permit expired, so did the surge in customers. Conklin, co-owner of Lola’s Healthy Pet Caf, estimates that while the temporary sign was displayed 10 new customers a week came in. “We would book at least 10 groomings a week. Now, we don’t have anything. We used to get tons of walk-ins,” she said. “We’re kind of aggravated.” See BERNER on page 7 See SIGN BAN on page 11By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach Pompano Beach city officials are reaching out to this town and Lighthouse Point in their attempts to beautify the Hillsboro Inlet Bridge. Lewis Friend, construction manager for Pompano Beach, told commissioners this week that his city wants to “establish A1A as a scenic corridor” and asked for “vision” when it comes to improving the appearance of the Inlet span. Friend said the improvements Of cials ask for ‘ visionaries ’ to suggest ideas to enhance bridge, safety and area at Hillsboro Inlet could be done when the state undertakes $5 million in maintenance work late in 2013. “There is some benefit to working concurrently,” Friend said. Although, planning now is just conceptual, under consideration could be entryway features, the draw bridge itself, the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, sidewalks on the Hillsboro Beach side. The bridge might even be widened,” he said. “It could be just an enhancement or something more sophisticated,” Friend said. “We can only go forward if we have a shared vision,” Friend said. He has already approached Mayor Fred Schorr and City Administrator John Lavisky in LHP and said he got a good reception. Next on his list may be the Hillsboro Inlet Improvement District Board. Friend said the bridge offers spectacular “vistas of the ocean,” the historical Hillsboro Lighthouse and is a “great focal point.” Right now, he said, “it is quite drab. It would be nice to create something better than we have.”See BRIDGE on page 12

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2 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 2012 SightingsA community calendar of Broward County. Email events to siren2415@gmail. com By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Voters here will be asked on Aug. 14 if they want to exempt their city commissioners from two aspects of the new county eth-Pompano commissioners want out of two parts of county ethics code ics code. The code, approved by the county October 2011, went into affect January, 2012. The code adds restrictions beyond the state ethics code. If voters agree, commissioners would be exempt from the See SIGHTINGS on page 7part of the code that requires them to report their personal incomes. The second exemption would allow commissioners, in particular attorneys, to lobby on behalf of their clients in cities other than in Pompano Beach. According to City Attorney Gordon Linn, the ordinance, if approved, will supercede the county’s ordinance that establishes the ethics code. The commission was unanimous is its support of the measure which will be discussed again on Tuesday, May 7. In discussing the code, Vice Mayor George Brummer said the League of Cities tried to convey the belief that city officials should not be held to the same income reporting standards as county officials. Commissioner Charlotte Burrie said she could understand reporting her income if all of it came from politics, but she said, “I am an estate, probate and real estate attorney. I have absolutely nothing to do with government work. I don’t lobby. I don’t go before other agencies. My personal income is between me and the IRS.” Commissioner Rex Hardin, who owns a printing company, said the ethics provision came up because county commissioners were lobbying in local venues and presumably could wield influence because of their higher political positions. “I don’t know who we would lobby down to,” Hardin said. Commissioner Barry Dockswell, a proponent of stringent ethics laws, said he did not want the Pompano vote to be taken “as a statement that we are ducking ethics requirements… This is an appropriate modification of the ethics law,” he said. Commissioner Woody Poitier, owner of a funeral parlor, said he felt the same way. Earlier this year, three municipalities, Wilton Manors, Hillsboro Beach and Sea Ranch Lakes, put similar amendments on their ballots. The measures passed and have been unchallenged.Classes & Seminars5-7 – Arboretum tour guide class from 6 to 8 p.m. at Constitution Park Arboretum, 2841 W Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Cost is $25. 954-234-1002.

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The Pelican 3 Friday, May 4, 2012 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach City commissioners agreed Tuesday to draft an ordinance removing the ban on the Move is on to lift Sunday ban of alcohol sales in Deer eld BeachSunday morning sale of alcohol. Passage of the ordinance requires two separate votes and a public hearing. Commissioner Joe Miller, who at first opposed the change, said he has heard from many constituents and to date only one supported the restriction on alcohol sales. He said he would vote to rescind the ban. Vice Mayor Ben Preston remained against the change saying if people have to drink before noon, they “may have a problem.” Commissioner Bill Ganz said the ban stems from old Blue Laws which were put in place strictly for religious reasons and indicated he would vote to rescind the ban. Earlier in the meeting resident David Cohen rose to point out that many religions don’t worship on Sunday and that the ban was discriminatory. “How can you speak to their religion [Christianity] and not to others?” Cohen asked.Residents say sports grill noise is an “abuseDeerfield Beach The patio music at Bru’s Room Sports Grill has become “noise pollution” resident Rodger Morelli told the commission this week. The live band that plays Saturdays and Sundays, sometimes until 11 p.m., is “outrageous” and getting worse, Morelli said, terming it an “abuse of a business license.” Morelli lives on Northeast 2 Street adjacent to the A1A restaurant and said this week’s complaint is his “first step in pursuing this.” He promised to attend meetings every two weeks to continue his protest. A woman who said she is a part time resident of the neighborhood also complained of the noise saying that she lost two sales on a nearby home because of the disturbance. She waved a sheaf of paperwork saying it was a record of calls Bru’s Rooms neighbors have made to police since 2005. In response, one of Bru’s Room’s owners, Bob Brudzinski, noted that a soundwall was installed when the outside patio was built, but admitted the band “is a mistake.” Brudzinski said he will meet with local managers of the popular sports bar and that “the music will be turned down.” Advertise with The Pelican! 954-783-8700

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4 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 2012 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLauderdale-By-The-Sea Town commissioners want answers before deciding on whether to involve the town in a proposed county beach nourishment project from the Hillsboro Inlet to Port Everglades. Two fill areas are proposed for nourishment: northern Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, or LBTS, and Pompano Beach and southern LBTS and Fort Lauderdale. Areas most in need of restoration are the southern end of Pompano Beach, Galt Ocean Mile and central Fort Lauderdale, Eric Myers, county natural resources administrator, wrote in a report to commissioners. LBTS’s role in the project is to provide the gradual transition between the fill area and adjacent areas which improves the overall performance of the project. “Elimination of beach fill tapers proposed for the LBTS shoreline would significantly diminish the performance of beach fill along the adjacent shorelines,” Myers said. The project is estimated at Without enough information, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea commissioners stall plans for northern, southern beach nourishment project$45.6 million with the town’s share estimated at $442,000. The cost share formula is 50 percent federal and 25 percent state with county and cities splitting the remaining 25 percent. After presenting information on the project to the commission in March, Myers fielded questions from commissioners last week. “I really, really want to support this project, but you are making it very difficult on me,” Commissioner Mark Brown said. Brown said he still had a number of questions including, “How much sand will be required on the beach in LBTS? How many truckloads need to come into town, and how many days will we be disrupted?” Brown said the timing makes a big difference. “If we’re talking two to three weeks of trucks dumping sand on the beach, it’s worth it. It’s our only opportunity to get sand. I look at sand like money. You can never have too much of either,” he said. “But if the timing is four months or two years, that’s a critical component in whether you have my support.” Brown questioned the costs and the town’s share in it, concerned that LBTS is bearing a disproportionate share of the cost and a disproportionate share of the disruption as the staging area is now expected to be at Palm Avenue. On the north end, Myers said 130,000 cubic yards or 175,000 tons of sand will be needed. At a hauling rate of 2,500 tons a day, it will take about 70 work days to complete and would be done in one season. He estimated about half that sand would go to LBTS. Myers said he would be prepared to recommend to county commissioners “that we polish the formula used to consider the situation the town is in. You have a diminSee BEACH on page 13ished need compared to your neighbors to the north and south. You have a wider beach because you set the development line back.” Commissioner Stuart Dodd said LBTS should only pay for “every grain” of sand they

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The Pelican 5 Friday, May 4, 2012 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Hoping to recoup some of the $15,000 per month the city spends maintaining its dog park, city officials are deliberating whether or not to levy a fee on those who use the facility. On Wednesday, residents, city staff and parks and recreation advisory board members met to discuss the possibility of charging a fee for an annual pass. Currently, the city does not charge for use of the park. If implemented, it would Pompano Beach of cials may start charging annual fee for dog parkcost residents $60 per year for one dog and $20 for each additional dog. Non-residents would pay $120 and $40 per additional dog. For a monthly pass, $40 for residents and $20 for each additional dog. For non-residents, $80 and $40 per extra dog. Day passes would be $5 for residents and $10 for nonresidents. City staff presented three options for overseeing the system if implemented: 1. Hiring a staff member, $30,000 per year, to monitor the park during its hours of operation. 2. Purchasing a computer system that requires park users to swipe their pass to gain entry. 3. Letting users police the park themselves and ensure only those with passes use it. Scott Moore, parks and recreation department staff member, said city staff is recommending option two. Residents who attended the Wednesday meeting and spoke out seemed about evenly split, with some calling for fees and others wanting to keep the status quo. One resident suggested getting sponsorships to help pay for maintenance. “I don’t think $60 is unreasonable,” said resident Doug Mathis, who rattled off a list of other parks and public facilities where people have to pay fees. Donna Torrey, advisory board member, said she’s not opposed to a fee but thinks $60 is too high. She also suggested that instead of charging per additional dog the city should only allow each person to bring in a maximum of three dogs. “As a rule, I hate the idea of charging for parks,” said Rafael Katz, advisory board member. “I’m not terribly opposed to having a nominal pass fee. Overall I just would prefer to have no fees for the dog park.” Katz said that the area, with its abandoned restaurants and car dealerships, needs as much of an economic boost as possible. “If you got people [coming into the area] it stimulates the local economy,” he said. David Aycock, Animal Control officer, said he’s seen many instances of uncontrolled dogs attacking and injuring other dogs. He estimates that, based on the attacks he’s seen, the combined cost of medical bills for dogs that have been attacked by other dogs is over $20,000. “Many people don’t follow the rules. Regardless of whether there’s a fee, we need to get some control,” he said.See DOG PARK on page 20

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6 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 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 18 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Letters & OpinionsThe Pelican wants to know what you think. Send your thoughts on local, state and national issues to siren2415@gmail.com Public meeting on library, civic campus scheduled for May 10Pompano Beach – The City of Pompano Beach will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. to introduce the results of the master planning phase for the new Broward County Public Library and Civic Campus. The meeting will be held at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 Hammondville Road. The Pompano Beach City Commission will also hold a workshop at city commission chambers, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd., on Monday, May 9 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss the possibility of a cultural center to be built on the second floor of the future Broward County Public Library. The Civic Campus is being designed for the area south of Atlantic Boulevard between Dixie Highway and S. Cypress Road, including the current site of City Hall. A new Broward County Public Library will be designed for the site and could possibly include a Cultural Center to be built on the second floor. Construction of the Civic Campus and Broward County Public Library is scheduled to begin in 2013 with completion anticipated in 2014. Hurricane preparedness: then and now doorsSPECIAL TO THE PELICANThe doors of your home are meant to welcome guests and keep out intruders. Well, this time of the year, the bad guys you need to keep out will be named Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, and so on – storms of the 2012 hurricane season. Let’s look at how to keep those blowhards out of your house. Prior to the 1990’s, very little was said about the need to secure doors in a hurricane. People who lived through Hurricane Cleo tell horror stories of trying to hold pressure against sliding glass doors, some using dining room tables, some using their own bodies to keep the doors from being blown in. For hours, people watched the doors bow and shimmy in their tracks. Some doors gave way, cutting people badly. Hopefully, we have learned lessons from what those survivors went through. In the 1990’s, people were urged not only to board or shutter those large areas of glass but also to use strong bracing for doors. In the year 2000, in a television special, a meteorologist demonstrated how to brace sliding glass doors by placing one 2x4 in the lower track to keep the door from bouncing out of the track, another 2x4 in the top track, and one in the middle of the glass door. During Hurricane Andrew, many people lost garage doors. After an opening that large is compromised, the roof is often lost. Obviously, no one should ever underestimate the importance of preparing the doors of a home for hurricane force winds. Until May 22, City of Fort Lauderdale chlorinating its water systemSPECIAL TO THE PELICANFort Lauderdale – The City of Fort Lauderdale has temporarily returned to using free chlorine in its drinking water system. This preventive maintenance procedure began May 1 and will end at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22. This procedure will affect the City of Fort Lauderdale, as well as Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Oakland Park, Port Everglades, Village of Sea Ranch Lakes, Wilton Manors and sections of Davie and Tamarac. Free chlorination is a common practice for water systems using combined chlorine disinfection. The chlorination period is anticipated to be transparent to customers; however, some may notice a slight change in the taste or smell of their tap water. Customers with questions who receive a utility bill from the City of Fort Lauderdale should visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/customerservice or call the 24-hour customer service center at 954-828-8000. Annual Waterway Cleanup bags tons of trashSPECIAL TO THE PELICANBroward County – The 35th Annual Waterway Cleanup on March 10 brought out more than 2,000 volunteers who collected over 20 tons of trash from Broward’s waterways, rivers and canals. While most volunteers came by land, 150 participated with boats at the 24 collection sites throughout the County. Pompano Beach Boys & Girls Club hosts FCAT programSPECIAL TO THE PELICANThe Florida Department of Education, in partnership and the Boys & Girls Club and Y.E.S., or “Youth Educational Success,” held the last day of its FCAT Tutorial Program, offered by several Boys & Girls Clubs in Broward, including the Thomas D. Stephanis Unit in Pompano Beach. Y.E.S. offers extra educational assistance to selected third through fifth graders. April 26 was the last day the program was held. About 25 students attended classes at the Thomas D. Stephanis Unit, receiving instructions from certified school teacher Monica Morant and youth aide Brianna Kelly. Utilizing the Learning Today computerized internet program, students took pre and post assessment tests, math and reading skill assessments and comprehension skills. The participants of the program were awarded with an end-of-the-year party for their commitment. They received prizes, pizza, chips, drinks and cake at the Y.E.S. Party. Each child will be given an award at the club’s Annual Awards Dinner which will be held on May 16. Summer horse camp at TradewindsSPECIAL TO THE PELICANAre your children interested in horses? Do they keep asking for a pony? Equestrian camp is an opportunity for children ages 9 through 16 to get real experience caring for horses on a daily basis. There will also be riding instruction, which includes: breeds and colors of horses; anatomy of the horse; appropriate riding equipment; tack; nutrition and feeding; and therapeutic maintenance. Weekly sessions are offered starting June 11 and ending Aug. 16. The camp is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, rain or shine. No camp will be offered the week of July 4. Camp fee is $300 per student. Call 954-3578720 or 954-357-8870.

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The Pelican 7 Friday, May 4, 2012 a discussion that ended with that board voting 6-1 to ask for her removal. Under state statute, the mayor appoints and can remove DBHA commissioners with approval of the city commission. Noland announced in April that she wanted to remove Berner after receiving letters of complaint from housing authority commissioners Joan Maurice, Sally Potter and Michael Weiss. “I have considered it carefully and find I must act,” the mayor told the commission Tuesday. “I believe her removal is required so the board can work in a functional manner.” The mayor read a long statement outlining her reasons for seeking Berner’s removal from a position she has held since 2009. Included were Emery’s remarks at a March 21 Authority meeting that if things did not improve he would resign from the board after 25 years of service and he suspected other board members would go with him leading to a “total collapse” of the agency. A large part the board concern was Berner’s conduct before the city commission. Berner had addressed the city commission about the Authority’s health insurance using her title as housing commissioner despite the fact the Authority has a policy that its board members not use their position when advocating for or against issues. Her remarks, according to Emery, jeopardized the Authority’s relationship with the city. At the Apr. 17 city commission meeting, Berner used her DBHA title again at the podium to explain the workings of the housing authority to the commission. The next day, the DBHA board took its 6-1 vote, Berner herself dissenting. In her defense Tuesday, Berner presented a list of her accomplishments as a housing authority commissioner saying she worked at the job while others on the board did not. She said she advocated that Stanley Terrace be painted colors that would not make it look like low income housing and that she got BSO to step up patrols there. “I did a ride along [with the sheriff]…I did the work,” Berner said. She also went to authority events at the housing complexes and interacted with the residents, while others on her board did not. Berner said the city commission’s failure to prevent blogger Chaz Steven’s verbal attacks on the DBHA’s former executive director Pam Davis caused Davis to resign. “I put that onus squarely on you,” she told the commission. DBHA Commissioner Joan Maurice spoke in favor of Berner’s dismissal saying that Davis had complained to her about Berner in October, November and December as did interim director Rinaldo Bennett in February. Davis left Deerfield in Jan. 31 to become executive director of the Gainesville Housing Authority. Bennett left two weeks ago to join her staff at twice his current salary, according to Maurice. Commissioners voted 5-1 for Berner’s dismissal, Commissioner Ben Preston dissenting. Later Preston said,” I don’t know that we had all the information available to us unless we had witnessed the accusations. I have received calls on other disruptive board members… Why were we dealing with just one?” BernerContinued from page 1 Civic Groups, Charity and Volunteers5-5 – Pompano Beach Community Park, 820 NE 18 Ave., cleanup from 8 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. Gloves, bags and water will be provided for volunteers. 954-7864111. See SIGHTINGS on page 13SightingsContinued from page 2

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8 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 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. Briefs Send in your news siren2415@gmail.com By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFOpened just 18 months ago, the Audi Dealership at 4250 N. Federal Hwy. in Lighthouse Point is doing extremely well according to Eddie Mellul, general manager. He’s a true believer in the product he sells, saying, “The Audi is a luxury line of vehicles and it not only looks great, it is great. It’s famous for its quarto all drive system which gives drivers the ultimate in safety performance and traction. It’s like glue to the ground.” He continues, “It’s a limited production product. Last year, Germany exported only 117,000 cars to the U.S. Every year our volume picks up. Drivers choose Audi for its safety, performance, fuel efficiency, power, aesthetics and reliability.” Pre-owned certified Audis are big sellers because of the six-year, 100,000 mile warranty. Mellul points out that they are very stringent when it comes to certified Audis, saying, “We do 311 points of inspection which is far superior to any of our other luxury competitors. Currently, we have inventory from 2009,’10 and ’11 with low mileage priced from the mid $20,000 to $50,000.” Amy (last name withheld on request) just bought a certified, preowned Audi in February and says she loves it. “This is my second Audi. I love the driving experience that Audi delivers. This well made car requires very little service. It gets great mileage New Lighthouse Point Audi dealership is a big success with buyers along South Florida coast and really holds the road making the driver very confident.” Mellul claims that the Audi area service department goes above and beyond any other and is unique in its customer relations. “Coral Springs Audi and our dealership have an exclusive live operator to handle any and every Audi client emergency. I always tell Audi owners, ‘When you buy a car, you’re not just buying a car. You’re buying a dealership which will service your Audi under all circumstances including a flat tire, accident, Sundays and after hours problems. We always try to make a loaner car available to any Audi owner, no matter where the car was purchased.” As the agency grows, its allocation of cars increases monthly. Mellul says, “Sales are phenomenal based on our wonderful product. Last month was a record in new car sales here. We hope to see an increase every month. Audi owners are loyal and they are repeaters. We have had many clients in the area who fall in love with their cars and come back to buy a second Audi for a wife or other family member. In fact I just sold a gentleman two Audis. He bought a Q7 See AUDI on page 12Eddie Mellul, general manager of the Lighthouse Point Audi dealership, drives an Audi 2012 A7. [Photo courtesy of Eddie Mellul]New agent at Campbell & RosemurgyDeerfield Beach – Stephen Atria recently joined the Deerfield Beach office of Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate. Atria has 25 years of sales experience in the local market. He received his education at the Suffolk County Community College and earned an associate degree in applied science with a business major in 1992. Stephen has lived in South Florida for the past 19 years. He can be reached at 954-4278686.Wilton Manors Canoe RaceWilton Manors – The City of Wilton Manors will hold its 21st Annual Island City Canoe Race from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. The race starts at the Colohatchee Boat Ramp, 1975 NE 15 Ave., and ends at Richardson Historic Park, 1937 Wilton Drive. After the Canoe Race, the city will hold its annual birthday celebration at Richardson. There will be free food and refreshments and the trophies for the canoe race winners will be presented.

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10 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 2012 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-7838700. Briefs Send in your news! siren2415@gmail.com By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFThe phrase, ‘Like father, Like son’ certainly fits the case of Samuel S. Goren, who says, “I think my Dad and I may be the only father and son ever inducted into the Broward County Senior Hall of Fame. My father, who died in 2008, was the director for media relations and marketing for Broward Health. After he retired from his job, he continued to be their consultant. He sat on the board and did a lot of volunteer work with Meals on Wheels, Alzheimer Association and many other non-profit agencies.” Goren, now 61, followed in his father’s footsteps. He was just a young lawyer working in the Broward County Attorney’s office when he was tapped on the shoulder by Nan Hutchison, executive director of ADRC, or Aging and Disability Resource Center and Edith Lederberg, then a photographer, who later became the new center director. The two women persuaded Goren to get on their board which he did, eventually assuming the presidency. He says, “Edith asked me to become the agency’s attorney and I have been their pro-bono attorney ever since.” Lederberg says, “He’s also given his legal expertise, pro-bono, to the Broward League of Cities, The City/Like his father, Fort Lauderdale attorney, Samuel S. Goren, will be inducted into the Senior Hall of Fame Attorney Sam Goren has devoted countless hours of pro-bono legal advice and work to the Aging and Disability Resource Center and other Broward associations.Country Manager’s Association and the Broward City Clerk’s Association for many years. Sam is a caring, compassionate human being and working with him has been an extremely enjoyable experience. I’m sure this is true for everyone who works with him. He gives one a sense of confidence immediately. He truly deserves election to the Senior Hall of Fame.” Pencil thin, this busy attorney admitted to The Pelican that he doesn’t eat much. I’m at work between 5:30 and 6 a.m. every morning and at meetings three and four nights a week. I eat on the run.” He slid open a cabinet to reveal stacks of tuna cans and an assortment of crackers, saying, “This is usually where I choose my lunch.” Asked about the pro-bono work he has done for so many and for so long, he replied, “I think it is our obligation to serve some of the non-profits and give some of our expertise back to the community. My wife, Shelley, is the inspiration for everything I do. Her courage inspires me. She is the CEO of Gilda’s Club as well as being a member and cancer survivor herself.” Goren is a partner in the law firm of Goren, Cherof, Doody and Ezrol, located at 3009 East Commercial Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. He is the attorney for a number of cities and is General Counsel for Broward Health. “There’s been a Goren proudly working for the district for over 30 years,” he says. “My practice with six partners focuses mainly on governmental, administrative, commercial litigation and real estate matters. I love the busy quality of my life and I’m very fond of all of my business partners. They are highly qualified competent lawyers. I came to the group as an associate and am proud to now be a partner.” Although he will be married for 40 See GOREN on page 16PAL hosting state Olympics for junior boxersDeerfield Beach – The Deerfield Beach Police Benevolent League, or PAL, will host the Florida State Junior Olympics Tournament tomorrow, May 5, at the Deerfield Beach High School, 910 SW 15 St., gymnasium beginning at 1:30 p.m. The young boxers will compete in three divisions: ages 9 to 12, 13 to 14 and 15 to 16. PAL Director Butch Santy said there will be both tournament and non-tournament bouts, 15 to 20 in all. According to Santy, Deerfield’s strongest competitor, 15-year-old LeJuan Beltran has a chance this year to advance to nationals. The local gym’s rising star, 12-year-old Jordan Murphy, took the year off to play baseball. Last year, Murphy won the state Silver Gloves Championship, the highest level for his age group. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $10 for ringside. Stop bad pet behaviorDavie – On Tuesday, May 8, Dog Smarts 101 will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100 Ave., Davie. The class is for owners who want to stop their pets from chewing furniture and shoes, excessive barking and other bad behavior. The class is free and open to the public but no pets will be allowed. For more, email lmendheim@broward.org or call 954-359-1010.

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The Pelican 11 Friday, May 4, 2012 But she’s hoping the city will soon approve a waiver of the current ban on temporary signs and banners. On May 7 at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive, the city’s planning and zoning board will make a recommendation to city commissioners on whether or not the city should temporarily waive the Sign banContinued from page 1ban. Heidi Shafran, community development services director, said she is hoping the issue will go before commissioners by early June. Shafran, who said she was approached by local business owners, including Conklin, about the issue, is recommending that the ban be lifted during the summer until Oct. 1. Conklin said she would prefer the restrictions be lifted permanently. “We’ll take what we can get but we wanted the whole year,” said Conklin. Along with temporary signs, the city also bans strings of lights, roof signs, streamers, inflatable signs, banners, vehicle signs, portable signs, changeable copy signs, flashing signs and neon signs, except if they are part of a building’s architecture. If the waiver is granted, Shafran says there will still be restrictions: only one sign per business, each sign must be on private property, must not obstruct sidewalks or other public rights-of-way and can only be displayed during business hours. Celeste Ellich, Wilton Manors Business Association president, said when she was on the planning and zoning board a few years ago the city had a lot of issues with temporary signs. “That’s why we were re-writing the sign code ordinance,” said Ellich. One business owner, she said, would place a sandwich board sign in the middle of the sidewalk. “As long as the temporary signs are not impeding the view of cars or pedestrians, than I don’t see anything wrong with it,” said Ellich. Krishan Manners, president and CEO of Wilton Manors Main Street, said he supports lifting the ban and will probably speak on the issue at the planning and zoning meeting. “The economy’s improving and we’re seeing that and feeling that here,” said Manners, who added that businesses during the end of tourist season need ways to stand out and be more visible to customers. “We’re a small city and we have limited tools in our tool box. I think that’s just one that we can add.” Visit The Pelican online! pompanopelican. com 954-783-8700

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12 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 2012 and a Q5. One is for his wife and the other for his daughter. That’s the kind of loyalty Audi inspires.” Mellul drives an Audi 2012 A7 which is a new model, luxury sport sedan and he loves it---the look, the fit, finish as well as the drive.Audi importer owners, Qvale Automotive GroupLuxury car importers, retailers and manufacturer’s since 1947, Qvale Automotive Group, founded by Patriarch Kjell Qvale, became distributers of luxury cars. Just two years after opening Audi Coral Springs, The Qvale group opened Audi Lighthouse Point. This family owned business, based in San Francisco, is preparing to open its third Audi Dealership. With plans to build and launch Audi Fort Lauderdale by the end of 2013, the East Coast expansion of this family’s rich and diverse heritage in the automotive industry is aggressively underway. The Qvale group currently owns and operates dealerships for Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Honda, Chevrolet and Suburu on both coasts. When asked the secret of their success, Bruce Qvale, president of Audi Coral Springs, states, “Utlimately, we are firm believers in human capital. We have very little turnover in our stores, which is a direct result of the constant pursuit and retention of good people.” For more, call 954-545-4650. AudiContinued from page 8Commissioner Claire Schubert questioned whether the improvements would bring more traffic into town and three commissioners said the shared vision would depend on the cost. Mayor Dan Dodge added, “There is beauty in simplicity.”DEP settles for neHillsboro Beach The city has agreed to pay a “remarkably reasonable” fine of $2,500 to the Department of Environmental Protection. or DEP, for impacts to a coral reef that occurred during the last beach nourishment project. Penny Cutt with Coastal Systems International said an accidental release of sand caused no harm to the corals and DEP was willing to settle for the low penalty. Great Lake Dredge and Dock, the company that pumped sand to the beach, is willing to absorb the expense, Cutt said. Cutt is still talking with the Army Corps of Engineers about the sand dump. Her firm has found that the dump had a “very temporary impact in an environment that is used to this.” The penalty the Corps may impose is pending.Repair of bridge still in disputeHillsboro Beach Commissioners are giving officials at Island House one last chance to come to the table to discuss the cost of repairing the bridge that connects the 63-unit condo to A1A. Their premise: it will cost the taxpayers much more money than it would cost the condo residents to make the repairs due to the expensive processes government is forced to follow. There is no indecision over who is responsible for the bridge, just how the repairs will be paid for. In 1966 the bridge was dedicated by the developer to the town which accepted it, thereby accepting maintenance costs as well. Commissioners have been trying to persuade the condo board to handle the repairs. So far there is no estimate of the cost. A survey done for the Florida Department of Transportation. or FDOT, in 2010 estimated replacing the span would cost $500,000 but other reports say the bridge can be repaired. Island House resident Joan Hughes has done enough research on the matter to fill a thick file. She reminded commissioners that the town gets FDOT reports on the bridge every two years and should have a maintenance fund. “If you had a maintenance fund, you would be ahead of the game,” she said. Commissioner Javier Garcia replied, “It is in the best interest of all for Island House to take on this venture,” and Mayor Dan Dodge urged that the condo owners “reconsider your position… come back and work this out.” The commission took no further action on the matter, but if agreement is not reached with the condo board, it will have to hire a consulting engineer to produce design drawings. The town anticipates $40,000 in gas tax revenues in 2012 that can be spent repairs. Finance Commissioner Dick Maggiore said that amount in past years may have been dumped into the town’s general fund. Officials have referred to a $107,000 fund designated for road repairs that is no longer a line item in the town budget. BridgeContinued from page 1Free one-day waste dropoff May 6Tamarac – On Sunday, May 6, there will be a free one-day drop-off for hazardous waste and electronic materials at the Tamarac Public Works Complex, 6011 Nob Hill Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a list of items, visit www.broward.org or call 954765-4999.

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The Pelican 13 Friday, May 4, 2012 get on the beach and ask for compensation for any damage. “Can you get trucks through the portal or will you have to demolish it?” Myers said the portal on Palm Avenue will probably have to be rebuilt. Vice Mayor Scot Sasser maintained his view that the project is bad for business, bad for tourism, bad for turtles. “We don’t need it, and I don’t see any need to pay for it or to put anyone at risk. Even if you did it for free, I’m voting no, but I’m only one,” he said. Commissioner Chris Vincent agreed with Sasser. “There’s not an upside for this town. There’s a lot of cost and aggravation, and we don’t need it.” Mayor Roseann Minnet said she wants to see the project work, “but the county needs to come back with better answers. Maybe the elected officials need to get together.” Myers said he would answer questions prior to the May 8 meeting. BeachContinued from page 4 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Mayor Roseann Minnet, second from right, helps cut the ribbon on Harmony Hair & Spa, 262 E. Commercial Blvd., LauderdaleBy-The-Sea. To make an appointment at Harmony, call 754-235-4178. [Photo courtesy of Malcolm McClintock] 5-5 – Monthly beach cleanup from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea pavilion, east end of Commercial Boulevard. 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. 954-786-4111. 5-15 – Oakland Park Garden Club meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center, 1098 NE 40 Court, Oakland Park. 954630-4511.Festivals, Events & Networking5-4 – Free live music during Jazz On The Square SightingsContinued from page 7 See SIGHTINGS on page 16

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14 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 2012 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach A dozen teachers are the proud possessors of gift bags worth $2,450 today and still glowing from the recognition they received Thursday at the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Breakfast. The presentations were made by State Rep. Gwyn Clarke-Reed who introduced each school principal who in Deer eld Beach outstanding teachers feted at chamber breakfast turn introduced the winning teachers. Special recognition went to Deerfield Beach Middle School Principal Christine Flynn who is Broward County Principal of the Year. North Broward Medical Center hosted the breakfast and 24 companies donated items for the teachers’ gift bags. The teachers and their schools are: Simona Kent, Deerfield Park Elementary; See TEACHERS on page 26 Teachers honored at Thursday’s Deer eld Beach Chamber of Commerce breakfast were front row, l to r – Cheryl North, Highlands Elementary; Mary Anne Hadden, Quiet Waters Elementary; Simona Kent, Deer eld Park Elementary; Fiona Chen, Zion Lutheran Elementary. Back row – Monika Smith, Highlands Secondary; Mary Mannarino, Park Ridge Elementary; Sarah Hotaling, Deer eld Beach Elementary; Alyssa Mayer, Zion Lutheran High; Catherine Sanghera, Deer eld Beach Middle and Broward County Principal of the Year Christine Flynn, Deer eld Beach Middle School.

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The Pelican 15 Friday, May 4, 2012 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach Wrestling Coach Bob Burns went to the edge March 28 at 4 p.m. He was yanked back by some remarkable people: young wrestlers in the PAL program, a school resource officer, the “best fire/rescue crew in the county,” the expertise of his medical team and the prayers Beloved wrestling coach cheats death with a lot of help from his friendsof a community. Tuesday, some of those people instrumental in Burns’ recovery from full cardiac arrest, were recognized for their achievement. Throughout the tribute which drew at least halfa -dozen standing ovations from the audience, Police Chief Pete Sudler described Burns, 54, as “a beloved mentor and coach who has made such an impact on our youth.” On March 28, the chief said, Burns was doing what he does – coaching wrestling to Police Athletic League kids at Deerfield Beach High School when he experienced chest pain and went into full cardiac arrest. The kids called 911 and went in search of adult help. On the soccer field, they found BSO Dep. Kevin Coleman who came in and administered CPR. BSO paramedics, headed by Battalion Chiefs Scott Holloway and John Williamson, responded with their crews who went to work giving Burns advanced emergency care. He was taken to North Broward Medical Center where he was in a coma for several days and later underwent surgery. Butch Santy, Deerfield Beach PAL director, and Burn’s wife Lisa never left his side. “If I had to have one friend in this world, it would be Butch Santy,” the Chief said. “He never left Bob’s side, reading him the Bible and singing.” In his remarks Santy said, “Everyone here feels like Bob’s friend because Bob is like that. And his wife Lisa is the toughest person I know. She never gave up.” Fire Chief Chad Brocata said Burns survived, in part, because all the critical pieces of a rescue were in place. “When it works correctly, what you see is a miracle,” Brocata said. “Team Burns came to play that day at 4 p.m.,” Brocata said as he singled out his men for recognition. Amazingly, Burns has See COACH on page 22 Bob Burns.

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16 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 2012Advertise with The Pelican! 954-783-8700! years this year, he says, “In real time, with my schedule, it has probably been about 20 years. The only time I am disconnected from my busy world is when I hop onto my Harley Davidson motorcycle. I ride every every Sunday and have done so with the same group for 20 years. However, if I can’t focus because of business distractions, I don’t ride.” Things have changed in the 30 years he’s been practicing law. “The very dynamics of the law practice have changed. We do more with less,” he says. “We see ourselves as a component of our clients’ business models so we all rise and fall with the same tide. But, there will always be room for good quality young lawyers. However, they should evaluate the economics of their future practice. If they are only out for money, there are better career choices. In today’s world, an attorney is also a counselor.” Congratulations and thank you for your legal contributions to Broward County. GorenContinued from page 10 Every Sunday, Sam Goren disconnects from his super busy life to ride his motorcycle with a group of buddies. Shown here with Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti at an annual holiday toy drive. [Photo courtesy of Sam Goren] from 7 to 11 p.m. in front of the The Village Grille & Pump, 4404 El Mar Drive. 5-5 – Deerfield Beach/ Lighthouse Relay for Life from 5 p.m. on May 5 to 10 a.m. on May 6. Benefits the American Cancer Society. 954-304-4248 or 954-4200084. 5-9 – Lauderdale-By-TheSea Chamber of Commerce networking event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Blue Moon Fish Co., 4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. 954-267-9888 5-12 – Free live music during Music-By-The-Sea SightingsContinued from page 13 See SIGHTINGS on page 24

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The Pelican 17 Friday, May 4, 2012 Readers will nd The Pelican at Lowe’s entrance in Pompano Beach. Call 954-783-8700. By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Lighthouse Point – Local artist Sirju Seeharack Mohan returns to the Doreen Gauthier Library next week for an exhibit and sale of his artwork. The exhibit opens at a 4 p.m. reception Monday, May 7, and continues through May 30. The library is at 2200 NE 38 St. Special guests invited for the opening include Trinidad & Tobago Consul General Dr. Anil Ramnanan and Kamal Abdool, president of the Trinidad & Tobago Diaspora. About 65 pieces will be on display, including watercolor, acrylics, pencil drawings, sculpture and calligraphy. Featured are landscapes, West Indian artist bringing many art forms to Gauthier Library exhibit Artist Sirju Seeharack Mohan with his daughter Kayrel, State Rep. Gwyndolyn Clarke-Reed and his daughter Vicki at an exhibit of his art work last May at the Lighthouse Point Library. seascapes, portraits, abstracts and still life. All works on display are for sale. Mohan was born in south Trinidad and graduated from San Fernando Technical Institute. He studied at the University of the West Indies, the University of London and graduated with high honors from Stratford Career Institute. He has exhibited at the Trinidad National Museum and the University of the West Indies. Mohan made his living in Trinidad as a footwear designer with the Bata International Footwear Company, working with them in Jamaica, Mexico See ARTIST on page 22

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18 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 Caf Med by Bice 2096 NE 2 Street Deer eld Beach 954-596-5840 cafemeddeer eld.comBy Malcolm McClintockPELICAN STAFF“We have the best Italian food in Deerfield Beach!” says Caf Med’s friendly coowner Mark Gillman. This avant-garde restaurateur, along with three other business partners, including the proprietor of the famous Bice line of upscale trattorias, has brought a world-renowned brand of Mediterranean culinary magic to the foot of the Deerfield Beach Pier. “We are modeled after the upscale Bice restaurant but just more casual,” says gregarious General Manager Diego Oppo. “You will find the same quality and attention to detail at more affordable prices.” Located mere feet from the sand, this spacious and opulent eatery is the perfect place for an authentic Italian dining experience. With a bright dcor and plenty Caf Med brings high quality Italian fare, tasty tapas and friendly atmosphere to the shores of Deer eld Beach The avorful Mussels Provenale feature the popular plump bivalve slathered in a rich tomato sauce with freshly sliced garlic, grape tomatoes and herbs. [Photos by Malcolm McClintock] of comfortable outside seating, patrons can enjoy a pleasant maritime view while indulging in the succulent creations of Neapolitan Executive Chef Aldo Vespero. “We have a great tapas menu. People love the NY steak Teriyaki bites with truffle French fries, the large homemade meatballs with ricotta and the baby shrimp casserole,” says the welltravelled Vespero who had been plying his trade in the Caribbean before joining the Caf Med team. Other tapas offerings See CAFE MED on page 21

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The Pelican 19 Friday, May 4, 2012 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFSnowbird Paul Davitt says the “terrible conditions” of the Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course caused him to cancel his membership this year. But now that golf legend Greg Norman is redesigning the Pines course, Davitt pans to tee-off again on the city links. “All it needed was some work. I can’t wait until next year,” he said. With an estimated 90,000 rounds of golf played each year on the course, city officials are hoping Norman’s efforts bring back more golfers like Davitt and increase economic activity in the area and at the course itself. “Build it and they will come,” said Commissioner Charlotte Burrie. On April 26, Norman, city commissioners and Greg Norman-designed links coming to Pompano’s municipal golf course Greg Norman, 20-time PGA Tour champion, signs autographs and mingles with the crowd after the groundbreaking. [Photo by Michael d’Oliveira]officials, Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca and Lighthouse House Point Commissioner Sandy Johnson broke ground on the 18-hole Pines course. The other course, Palms, also 18 holes, will stay open during construction. Mayor Lamar Fisher said that the $3-million project will be finished in November. “We can’t wait for that ribbon cutting,” he said. While Norman said the redesign won’t move any major piles of dirt his company, Greg Norman Golf Course Design, based in West Palm Beach, is looking to make the course maintenance friendly. “I don’t want anyone calling me up and abusing me for your bad shots,” he joked. Founded in 1987, Norman’s company has built and rebuilt 70 private and public golf courses but this is the first municipal one. Asked if he would play a round on the course once it’s finished, Norman said he would. “My golf career started on a public golf course,” said Norman. “Golf can only grow through public courses.” The city’s municipal course is located at 1101 N. Federal Hwy. For more, call 954-7864142. Advertise with The Pelican! 954-783-8700!

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20 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 Kids will trail crime scenes at summer camp Lighthouse Point – The Lighthouse Point Library will hold its annual summer camp program Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. daily at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 2700 NE 36 St.. This year’s theme is Crime Scene Investigation, or C.S.I. The C.S.I. Sumer Camp isan interactive program that teaches skills that go way beyond simply running fingerprints and looking for shoe prints in the dirt. Campers study spatters, decomposition rates, contamination, fiber analysis and much more. Using biology, chemistry, and physics, students will process evidence in a multidisciplinary format. By the end of the program, students will be presented with a mock crime scene and will be asked to scour the area for clues and to solve the case in a formal case-study. To register, call Rosemary at the library at 954-946-6398. Lisa Hamburg, vice president of the Dog Pack, a private group that helps raise money for the dog park, agrees with Aycock and favors a fee. “The park is great and people love it and this is just a way to make the park better. It will make accountability possible because right now, there’s no accountability,” she said. The advisory board will make a recommendation to the city commission at its next meeting, June 6 at 5 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St.Dog parkContinued from page 5Advertise in The Pelican! 954-783-8700 The Pelican Online at pompanopelican.com Week of the childPompano Beach – A free event for children and their parents is being held at Imagination Station Preschool Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. to noon, and features activities for kids ages three to eight years of age. Among the attractions will be sample food from Yummy My Tummy, virtual fieldtrips byKidVisionVPK.org. Imagination Station is located at First Presbyterian Church, 2331 NE 26 Avenue, north of Copans Road and east of Federal Highway.

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The Pelican 21 Friday, May 4, 2012 include tuna tartar with mango sauce avocado, chicken skewers with chili dip and even mini burgers with red onion pepper aioli and Cafe MedContinued from page 18 copious amounts of bread to soak up the rich sauce. Other equally reliable starters include eggplant Parmigiana, Maryland crab cakes, beef carpaccio di Manzo, prosciutto di Parma with melon and even coconut shrimp. On the pasta front, Caf Med offers a host of tantalizing dishes such as lobster Tagliolini, salmon Farfalle in vodka sauce, veal ravioli, fettuccine alla Bolognese, lasagna with rich bchamel and the General Manager’s highly recommended homemade Gnocchi filled with Asiago cheese smothered in a rich Bice tomato sauce. Noteworthy main courses include Chilean Sea Bass in citrus artichoke butter, Blackened Mahi-Mahi with papaya-orange salsa, NY steak with blue cheese, veal scaloppini with lemon caper sauce and a mouthwatering Paella of Spanish yellow rice mixed with seafood, chicken, chorizo and vegetables. “Our Churrasco Argentino skirt steak in Chimichurri sauce with French fries is truly outstanding,” adds Oppo who is also a big fan of the chicken Marsala and the white wine oven roasted Florida Snapper. Of course, an obvious house specialty is the 12” individual pizza. Be it the Margherita with mozzarella, tomato sauce and basil; the Bianca with arugula and prosciutto; or the always popular Meat Lovers with skirt steak and pepperoni; these thin-crust, oven-baked delights will satisfy even the most discriminating of pizza connoisseurs. In addition, the lunch menu includes breakfast options and, starting on Mother’s Day, Caf Med will be unveiling its prix fixe, all-u-can-eat Sunday brunch with omelette and carving stations. “And a Mimosa is also included!” says Oppo. Lunchtime appetizers, sandwiches, pastas and pizzas start at $10 with a slight uptick in the evenings. Large main courses are generally in the $16 to $28 range. There are 40 wines for under $40 with individual glasses beginning at $7 and draft beer at $4. Enjoy Happy Hour from 4-7 pm daily. Affable bartender Daniel will gladly set you up with substantially lower priced beer and wine or, even better, a frosty libation requiring the use of fresh fruit and a blender. Hear live music on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Check out the website at www. cafemeddeerfield.com for more information on specials and upcoming events. For a sweet conclusion, be sure to try the homemade tiramisu, crme brle or decadent chocolate souffl. Buon appetito! Get a write-up for your restaurant in The Pelican! 954-783-8700!A Caf Med classic: Blackened Mahi-Mahi with grape tomatoes on a luscious bed of sauted spinach.cheddar cheese. With regards to general appetizers, “everybody goes crazy for our marinated Crispy Calamari and our Mussels Provenale,” says GM Oppo, a transplant from Milan who has been in the Bice family for many years. Indeed, the delectable mussels feature a large serving of the popular bivalve bathing in a flavorful grape tomato broth with garlic slices and freshly cut herbs. This deeply satisfying dish is a must-try for shellfish lovers and should be enjoyed with Cafe MedContinued from page 18

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22 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 recovered and was present at Tuesday’s city commission meeting to receive his tributes and to thank those who gave him more days on Earth. “God closed heaven and the devil didn’t want me,” Burns said. “Now I can go ahead and appreciate every day.” “I’m supposed to care about kids and worry how they turn out,” Burns said of his dedication to his work. Burns has been the wrestling coach at Deerfield Beach High School for 23 years and became involved with PAL wrestlers nine years ago. Recognized for their lifesaving skills were BSO Dep. Kevin Coleman, BSO Det.Sgt. Greg Brown and fire/rescue battalion chiefs Holloway and Williamson and their teams dubbed by Chief Sudler Broward’s best: David McClosky, Bruce Young, Lance Ambruster, John Amorelli, Josh King and Brian Baker. PAL wrestlers who responded to the lifethreatening emergency were also awarded plaques. CoachContinued from page 15 and Milan, Italy. He studied calligraphy in Milan. He cites those who have influenced him as his father Seeharack Mohan and Ralph Baney, the one-time art officer attached to the Ministry of Education of Trinidad and Tobago. ArtistContinued from page 17Mohan’s newest work includes portraits of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama; the Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, Kamla Persad Bissessar, Florida State Rep. Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed, Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and Pompano Beach City Commissioner Charlotte Burrie. He had the honor of presenting the prime minister with her portrait at a celebration in Florida marking her election victory and gave Burrie her painting at city hall. Mohan is also in talks on a documentary to create works based on the history of the steel drum and Trinidad & Tobago’s treasured steel drum musicians. He lives in Cresthaven where he is a board member of the Cresthaven Civic Association and a volunteer for the Citizens Observer Patrol. For more information, contact Mohan at sirjumohan@hotmail.com or call 954-786-9640. Tell The Pelican about your special event! 954-783-8700 Advertise in The Pelican! 954-783-8700

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24 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park City commissioners agreed to table until Thursday, May 10, voting on the purchase of properties in the area targeted for redevelopment. The continuation was necessary because appraisals on the properties are coming in significantly lower than the asking prices, City Manager John Stunson told commissioners Wednesday in asking for the continuance. The city is applying to amend an interlocal agreement with Broward County so Redevelopment Capital Program funds can be reallocated for purchase of the properties. In terms of the agreement, the city and county commission must approve a purchase price that is no more than 10 percent higher than the lower of two appraisals. Tabling the vote on the ordinances gives staff more time to meet with the property owners and negotiate the price. A balance of $10.2 million remains of an original $13 million provided under the RCP program. “This is a loan to grant program. It’s not free money. The only way the loan is forgiven is if development comes in to equal $10 million,” Commissioner Suzanne Boisvenue said. “This is not a must-do situation or the city will Oakland Park land appraisals don’t match purchase prices, city staff negotiatingperish.” Resident Mitchell Stollberg questioned whether the city could afford any of the properties. “This is not a field of dreams. Just because we buy it doesn’t mean someone will come and buy it (from the city,)” he said. Man Con awarded contract for Garden Acres improvementsIn other business, commissioners awarded a $2.959 million contract for the Garden Acres Neighborhood Improvement Project to Man Con Inc. for water, sewer, drainage and landscaping improvements in the neighborhood. The vote was 3-1, Commissioner Boisvenue abstaining and Commissioner John Adornato absent. The funding is included in the FY12 Capital Improvement Plan. The Garden Acres neighborhood is the last residential area in the city without sewers. The project area is bounded by Commercial Boulevard on the north, NE 46 Court on the south, Dixie Highway on the east and NE 6 Avenue on the west. Commissioners also approved hiring Craven Thompson & Associates for $194,796 to provide construction engineering inspection services for the project. from 7 to 11 p.m. in front of Athena-By-The-Sea, 4400 N. Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea. 5-12 – Secure document shredding from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Recycling DropOff Center, 401 SW 4 St., Deerfield Beach. One to five boxes or bags is $10 and six to ten boxes or bags is $20. Checks only. 954-480-4379. 5-14 – The Wilton Manors Business Association meets at 6 p.m. at Naked Grape, 2163 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, for networking. 5-18 – Free jazz concert during Mother’s Day JazzBy-The-Sea from 1 to 4 p.m. at El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-TheSea. 5-19 – Island City Canoe Race at 10 a.m. at Colohatchee Park Boat Ramp, SightingsContinued from page 16 See SIGHTINGS on page 25

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The Pelican 25 Friday, May 4, 2012 Lighthouse Point – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. for the Rev. Michael Joseph Hourigan, 71, pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 2700 NE 36 St. Archbishop Thomas Wenski will officiate at the mass at the church. Interment will follow at Our Lady, Queen Rev. Michael Joseph Hourigan, 71, pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, laid to rest todayof Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1500 S. State Road 7, North Lauderdale. Father Hourigan died April 30 after a brief period of failing health. He was appointed pastor at St. Paul’s in October, 2010. and was pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Sunrise, serving there from June 1978 to October 2010. He also served as moderator of the North Broward Deanery of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women since 1985, as a member of the Archdiocese’s Presbyteral Council since 2001, as dean of the Northwest Broward Deanery and as a member of the First Archdiocesan Synod.SightingsContinued from page 241975 NE 15 Ave. Space is limited. 954-390-2130.For the Kids6-9 – Junior Bass Tournament for ages 12 to 17 at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Cost is $75. 954-9851980.Government5-8 – Wilton Manors City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 5-8 – Pompano Beach City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. 5-8 – Lighthouse Point City Commission meeting at 7:30 p.m. at city hall, 2200 N.E. 38 St. 5-8 – Lauderdale-By-TheSea Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive. 5-16 – Oakland Park Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 3650 NE 12 Ave. 5-15 – Deerfield Beach Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 150 NE 2 Ave. Health, Safety & Environment5-11 – AARP driving class from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dixon Ahl Senior Center, 2220 N.E. 38 St., Lighthouse Point. Reserve a spot by calling 954-946-6398. Pack a lunch, drink and snack. Classes also held July 13, Sep. 14 and Nov. 9. 5-17 – Hurricane Preparedness Seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.See SIGHTINGS on page 27 WANTED PART TIME / FULL TIME Sales People For The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber Of Commerce. This Position Is Commission Only. Some Sales Experience Helpful And Must Enjoy Meeting People. Hours Are Flexible. Training Will Be Provided And Must Be Professional In Appearance. If Interested Please Call 954-914-5150 For InterviewHelp Wanted

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26 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFThey fought “until the last flag was pulled,” said Clenner Goodman, head coach for the Blanche Ely High School girls flag football team. On April 25, Ely lost to the district championship game to the varsity squad from Coconut Creek High School 18-12 at Ely, going five overtimes before losing. But, said Goodman, his girls never quit. “They played Ely ag football team falls 1812 in district championship to the very end. It was just a hard fought game and that’s the only overtime loss we had this season.” During the season, Ely’s varsity girls team was 8 and 3 with the junior varsity a perfect 6 and 0. Goodman blamed the loss on a couple of missed opportunities and a bad call at the end of the game but said he’s looking forward to next season. “I’m very proud of my girls and I look forward to coaching them next year.” Mary Mannarino, Park Ridge Elementary; Sarah Hotaling, Deerfield Beach Elementary; Mary Anne Hadden, Quiet TeachersContinued from page 14Waters Elementary; Chjeryl North, Highlands Christian Elementary; Fiona Chen, Zion Lutheran Elementary; Catherine Sanghera, Deerfield Beach Middle; Monika Smith, Highlands Christian High School; Dawn Boothe, Deerfield Beach High School and Alyssa Mayer, Zion Lutheran High School.Tell The Pelican about your special event! 954-783-8700!

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The Pelican 27 Friday, May 4, 2012 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Mayor Roseann Minnet, fourth from right, helps cut the ribbon on Pedrito’s Bike Shop, 238 E. Commercial B lvd., Lauderdale-By-TheSea. For more information on Pedrito’s Bike Shop call 954-652-1137. [Photo courtesy of Malcolm McClintock] 5-19 – Flotilla 37 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold free vessel safety checks each day until May 25 at Pioneer Park Boat Ramp, 217 NE 5 Ave., Deerfield Beach. Safety checks start at 9 a.m. 954-755-4581.Music, Film & Theatre5-4 & 20 – Little Women, The Musical at Sol Children Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Tickets $15 and $10. Call 561-4478829 5-12 – “Prisoner of 2nd Ave” will be performed at the Tamarac Theatre of Performing Arts May 12 through June 3. Tickets are $25. 954-726-7898.Open Houses5-19 – Fire Station 102 open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1441 SW 11 Way, Deerfield Beach. Tour the station, meet fire rescue personnel, paint a fire truck and meet Sparky the Fire Prevention Dog. 954-5713081.FridaysThe Pompano Beach Rotary Club meets Fridays at 12:15 p.m. at Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-786SightingsContinued from page 25 See SIGHTINGS on page 32

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28 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Rev. Hyvenson Joseph By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach Linda Marshall and her husband Frank McKey have one year to entice 200 homeowners here to have their yards certified as Naturescapes. Marshall has completed all the requirements of registering Deerfield with the National Wildlife Federation and now just needs residents to be aware that certification is easy. “What they need is water – a bird bath, lake, pond and plants that provide food, cover and shelter,” Franklin said. She will come out and survey the situation, but anyone with an abundance of native trees and bushes and a water source will qualify. There is a $20 fee which goes to the Federation, although for a few weeks With the right plants and a little water any yard can be a true Naturescapemore, Marshall can certify yards for just $15. Broward County has the most certified cities of any in the U.S., Marshall said which makes Deerfield’s participation even more important. South Florida is important to the migration flyway because birds stop here and eat enough to make the long flight over water, the next leg of their journey to Central and South America. Marshall and McKey had a Naturescape exhibit at Earth Day on Saturday to explain the certification program. Anyone interested, can contact her at 954-464-7444. Among others exhibiting Earth-friendly wares was Jason Andreotta who brought both plain and wildly colorful rain barrels to the event. A standard blue barrel, sanded and primed for painting, is $110 from his company, RainLife Rain Barrels. For those not handy with a paint brush, Andreotta will connect them with a mural artist. At the Deerfield Builders Supply booth, Gretchen Dietrich was explaining the benefits of pavers made 95 percent from recycling material as well as showing insulated impact windows that meet the 2010 energy code. The windows, both safe and extremely decorative, can be fitted into fiberglass door frames that are guaranteed a lifetime. Although the weather was threatening, hundreds of residents came to the Central Campus Earth Day event to claim free trees and inspect the city’s new solar energy system installed on the roof of the public works building. See more Earth Day pictures on page 29. Gretchen Dietrich shows new insulated impact glass door with berglass frame guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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The Pelican 29 Friday, May 4, 2012 [Left] Linda Marshall explains her mission to obtain Naturescape Certi cation for Deer eld Beach. [Above] Jason Andreotta with an artist-inspired rain barrel. 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.

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30 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 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. BEAD STORE POSITION (s) Available For Mature, Responsible, Energetic, Detail Oriented, People Person (s) To Provide Sales / Counter Assistance, Cashiering, General Inventory Prep & Restocking In A Fast Paced Creative Environment. Working Sat., Sun., Mon. A Must. Contact F. Newall 954-295-6742 – 9am-6pm. 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 CHILD CARE / NANNY – Former Elementary Teacher – Counselor – Flexible Hours. Prefer Pompano Beach Area. 954-788-5412. 5-4 WILL RUN ERRANDS – Do Shopping – Dr. Appointments. E Of Dixie Hwy In Pompano Beach. Available Mornings. Call 954-691-7816. 5-4 HHA CNA CERTIFIED – 15 Years Exp. Level 2 – Background Check – Ref. Available. Will Provide TLC For Your Loved One. Call 954-826-7341. TUTORINGSPANISH TUTOR – NATIVE SPANISH Speaker Available For Tutoring. Will Teach In Your Home – Apt – Of ce. Broward County. Beginners Welcome! 330-957-3631. 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. 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. 5-25 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. 5-4 GOT JUNK? DUMP TRUCK – CLEANUPS Trees/ Landscape, Yard Fill. Paint/ Pressure Wash/ Roofs/Home Repairs – Welding, Etc. Dave 954-818-9538. 5-4 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 OPEN SUN 14PM – 1201 N Riverside Drive Unit # 1. Amazing Views!! 2/2 / 1st Floor Corner Unit Directly On The Intracoastal Updated!! Call Camille Hall Balistreri Realty 954-254-2085. REAL ESTATE SERVICEREAL ESTATE SELLING OR BUYING – I Am Here To HELP You With TRUST & EXPERIENCE!! Yvette Gaussen – YES WE CAN REALTY – 954-614-7773 Or 954-773-8340. 5-18 HOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO Charming 3/2 House, Tile Floors, Fenced In Yard. Located Close To I-95. $1,100 Mo Yearly Lease. 540 NE 35 St. Darci 954783-3723. 5-18 REAL ESTATE WANTEDI BUY HOUSES!! CASH!! AS IS! QUICK CLOSE! ANY AREA – ANY CONDITION! NO EQUITY OK. CALL NOW 954-914-2355. 7-20 CONDOS FOR SALEPOMPANO-DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!! 2/2 AT THE BREAKERS! $275,000. Call Juliana At Barclay’s For Details. 1-305-766-4420. DEERFIELD2/2 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. 5-4 CONDOS FOR RENTPOMPANO – 1 Block To Ocean!! 1 / 1 Fully Equipped. Hurricane Windows / Doors. 2 Flat Screens, DVD, WIFI, Pool, BBQ, Laundry. $900 Month + Electric Thru December. 954-540-9724. 5-18 DEERFIELD2/2 CONDO – Corner Unit, Pool. $775 $800. Good Credit Required. No Pets Or Realtors. 631-885-3342. POMPANO 2/2 – 2ND FLOOR – McNab & Cypress. $1,000 Month. Pool, Gym, Small Pet OK. Renovated – Tile / Wood Floors. 954-415-8629. 5-4 POMPANO -LARGE 2 / 2 With Den. All Renovated! Pool – Mile From Beach! W /D – Small Pet OK! $1,300 Month Yearly. Available May 1st. 561-7036545 Or 754-264-3289. 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. 954-785-5837. 5-11 POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $495. Easy Move-in. 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT. Remodeled. Great Location. 954-783-1088. 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. POMPANO ATLANTIC / FEDERAL – Efficiency $175 Weekly. No Security Deposit. Incl. Cable, Electric, Internet. FREE Washer / Dryer. No Drug Record – No Evictions. 954-709-0694. POMPANO MCNAB RD & NE 18 AVENUE – 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furn./ Unfurnished. $695 $950 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-610-2327. 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 5-4 Only

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The Pelican 31 Friday, May 4, 2012 Classi eds Call 954-545-0013 Pelican Classi ed ads Mean Business! Pelican Classi ed ads Mean Business! Pelican Classi ed ads Mean Business! COMMERCIALPOMPANO COMMERCIAL OFFICE Spaces Available. Ranging From As Low As $500 To $700 Depending On Square Footage. Please Call Darci At 954783-3723. 5-18 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 561-998-5681. FURNITUREBEDSETS – King $180 – Queen $130 – Full $110 – Twin $90. 5 Pc. Bedroom Set $399. Frames $39. 954-465-6498. 5-4 DOCK FOR RENT 60 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 5-25 GARAGE SALESPOMPANO BEACH SAT MAY 5 SUN MAY 6 – 8AM – 2PM. 3408 Norfolk St. China – Glassware -Furniture & Much More. Advertise in The Pelican for coverage in nine North Broward cities.

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32 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSLast Thursday night at the store we had an awesome seminar featuring Art Sapp from the boat Native Son The topic of the evening was targeting blackfin tunas. It was on of the best seminars that I have ever been to. The information given by Art was invaluable. He has worked so many years to hone his skills to be the best and is not afraid of sharing to help other people. I have to tell you why I enjoyed it so much. In the world of fishing in South Florida, everybody wants to be an Art Sapp. He’s a sponsored fishermen whose life centers around competing and winning tournaments. He charter fishes and occasionally Be good at what your good at and pass it oncommercial fishes. Believe it or not, fishing is a tough life. Remember that everything is fun for the first month, than you have to do it everyday for the rest of your life. Every job has its good days and bad days. In the end it’s nice to see a tired fishermen who is still willing to give back to his fishing community. As far as the blackfin tuna talk he gave, it was unmatched compared to what I have seen in the past. If you are interested in getting better at catching any species of local fish I would suggest chartering the Native Son and Capt. Art Sapp. You wont regret it. Native Son can be reached at 954-444-0820 Get Tight! Send The Pelican your shing news! 954-783-8700 mdpelican@yahoo.com 3274.SaturdaysEvery Saturday 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. 954-7864507. 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. 954782-8096. 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. Kayak rentals are available Saturdays and SightingsContinued from page 27 See SIGHTINGS on page 34

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The Pelican 33 Friday, May 4, 2012 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach When an angler normally catches the “big one” it usually only brings a sense of pride and accomplishment. But with the arrival of May in Pompano Beach, catching the “big one” means possibly catching some big cash prizes May shing tournaments in Pompano offer big catches and lots of cash as well. The Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo, May 16 through 19, and the Saltwater Shootout, May 10 through 13, gives anglers the chance to haul in thousands of dollars in prize money. Brennan Robertson, site manager at Best Boat Club in the Pompano Marina, who has seen his fair share of tournaments, said he loves fishing for the pure fun of it. But, for him, competition makes an already thrilling pursuit even better. “It’s a way to take things up another level. [There’s] nothing like watching that fish coming in, putting it in the boat and knowing it’s going to be good enough to weigh,” Robertson said. The Fishing Rodeo, now in its 47th year, will be held here at Alsdorf Park, 2843 NE 14 St. In years past, over $65,000 in prizes have been awarded during the Fishing Rodeo. Two years ago, the crew of the Native Son took home that tournament’s $6,500 grand prize for a total purse of $15,600. “It was pretty good to us yesterday and, god, did it love us today,” said Art Sapp in 2010, captain of the Native Son That was Native Son’s third win; 2003 and 2005 were also championship years for the crew. High Gear took home the top honors in 2011 and similar winnings as Native Son But May isn’t the end of the chance to win big money. The first of three tournaments known as the Saltwater Circuit, the See TOURNEYS on page 34 An angler with a sword sh, one of the many kinds of sh tournament participants will be looking for this momth. [Photo courtesy of Bobby Boyle]

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34 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 Saltwater Shootout is held at the Hillsboro Inlet, 2705 N. Riverside Dr., Pompano Beach. Jamie Bunn, director of Saltwater Circuit, says at least $250,000 in prize money is up for grabs during the Shootout and $500,000 total during the life of this year’s Circuit. Bunn said this year there will be some new prize categories, including the “Greenhorn” prize for anglers who have never fished in the Saltwater Shootout before. Perhaps the most soughtafter single prize, the KDW, goes to the crew who catches a kingfish, dolphin and wahoo during a single day. This year’s KDW jackpot is so far up to $7,500. But two years ago, it was at a record $81,715 and went to the crew of the Rebound which won a grand total of $99,025. The Saltwater Slam takes place June 7 through 10 and the Saltwater Showdown takes place Aug. 2 through 5. Visit www.bluewatermovements. com for more on the Saltwater Circuit. Visit /www. pompanofishingrodeo.com for more on the Fishing Rodeo. TourneysContinued from page 33 Sundays at Richardson Historic Park, 1937 Wilton SightingsContinued from page 32Drive, Wilton Manors. Visit www.AtlanticCoastKayak. com or 954-781-0073 for rates.SundaysSt. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Parish hosts a pancake breakfast at 3331 NE 10 Terrace, Pompano Beach, on every third Sunday of from 7:30 a.m. to noon. 954-263 8415.

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Friday, May 4, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 18 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 Beach Golf legend Greg Norman, center, tosses the ceremonial rst sand at the groundbreaking of Pompanos Pines course redesign. Normans company was hired by the city to redesign the 18-hole Pines course, located at its municipal golf course. The course is expected to reopen in November. During construction, the 18-hole Palms course will still be open to the public. Also pictured are Pompano Beach Vice Mayor George Brummer, Lighthouse Point Commission Vice President Sandy Johnson, Pompano Commissioner Charlotte Burrie, Pompano Mayor Lamar F isher, Pompano Commissioner Woodrow J. Poitier and Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca. See story on page 19. [Photo by Michael dOliveira] Tensions rise on housing authority board, Berner removedBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach Housing Authority Commissioner Caryl Berner was removed from her post Tuesday at the request of Mayor Peggy Noland. Noland said, When one board member has antagonized staff and caused six colleagues to ask for her removal, clearly this is misconduct, negligence and inefficiency of the highest order. In letters to the mayor, three other housing authority board members accused Berner of disrupting their meetings with irreverent matters and of interfering with the staff. She was reprimanded at the April 18 meeting by Deerfield Beach Housing Authority, or DBHA, Chair Keith Emery in Wilton Manors may lift ban on temporary signsBy Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors When Janet Conklins two-week temporary sign permit expired, so did the surge in customers. Conklin, co-owner of Lolas Healthy Pet Caf, estimates that while the temporary sign was displayed 10 new customers a week came in. We would book at least 10 groomings a week. Now, we dont have anything. We used to get tons of walk-ins, she said. Were kind of aggravated. See BERNER on page 7 See SIGN BAN on page 11By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach Pompano Beach city officials are reaching out to this town and Lighthouse Point in their attempts to beautify the Hillsboro Inlet Bridge. Lewis Friend, construction manager for Pompano Beach, told commissioners this week that his city wants to establish A1A as a scenic corridor and asked for vision when it comes to improving the appearance of the Inlet span. Friend said the improvements Of cials ask for visionaries to suggest ideas to enhance bridge, safety and area at Hillsboro Inlet could be done when the state undertakes $5 million in maintenance work late in 2013. There is some benefit to working concurrently, Friend said. Although, planning now is just conceptual, under consideration could be entryway features, the draw bridge itself, the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, sidewalks on the Hillsboro Beach side. The bridge might even be widened, he said. It could be just an enhancement or something more sophisticated, Friend said. We can only go forward if we have a shared vision, Friend said. He has already approached Mayor Fred Schorr and City Administrator John Lavisky in LHP and said he got a good reception. Next on his list may be the Hillsboro Inlet Improvement District Board. Friend said the bridge offers spectacular vistas of the ocean, the historical Hillsboro Lighthouse and is a great focal point. Right now, he said, it is quite drab. It would be nice to create something better than we have.See BRIDGE on page 12

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2 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 2012 SightingsA community calendar of Broward County. Email events to siren2415@gmail. com By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Voters here will be asked on Aug. 14 if they want to exempt their city commissioners from two aspects of the new county eth-Pompano commissioners want out of two parts of county ethics code ics code. The code, approved by the county October 2011, went into affect January, 2012. The code adds restrictions beyond the state ethics code. If voters agree, commissioners would be exempt from the See SIGHTINGS on page 7part of the code that requires them to report their personal incomes. The second exemption would allow commissioners, in particular attorneys, to lobby on behalf of their clients in cities other than in Pompano Beach. According to City Attorney Gordon Linn, the ordinance, if approved, will supercede the countys ordinance that establishes the ethics code. The commission was unanimous is its support of the measure which will be discussed again on Tuesday, May 7. In discussing the code, Vice Mayor George Brummer said the League of Cities tried to convey the belief that city officials should not be held to the same income reporting standards as county officials. Commissioner Charlotte Burrie said she could understand reporting her income if all of it came from politics, but she said, I am an estate, probate and real estate attorney. I have absolutely nothing to do with government work. I dont lobby. I dont go before other agencies. My personal income is between me and the IRS. Commissioner Rex Hardin, who owns a printing company, said the ethics provision came up because county commissioners were lobbying in local venues and presumably could wield influence because of their higher political positions. I dont know who we would lobby down to, Hardin said. Commissioner Barry Dockswell, a proponent of stringent ethics laws, said he did not want the Pompano vote to be taken as a statement that we are ducking ethics requirements This is an appropriate modification of the ethics law, he said. Commissioner Woody Poitier, owner of a funeral parlor, said he felt the same way. Earlier this year, three municipalities, Wilton Manors, Hillsboro Beach and Sea Ranch Lakes, put similar amendments on their ballots. The measures passed and have been unchallenged.Classes & Seminars5-7 Arboretum tour guide class from 6 to 8 p.m. at Constitution Park Arboretum, 2841 W Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Cost is $25. 954-234-1002.

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The Pelican 3 Friday, May 4, 2012 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach City commissioners agreed Tuesday to draft an ordinance removing the ban on the Move is on to lift Sunday ban of alcohol sales in Deer eld BeachSunday morning sale of alcohol. Passage of the ordinance requires two separate votes and a public hearing. Commissioner Joe Miller, who at first opposed the change, said he has heard from many constituents and to date only one supported the restriction on alcohol sales. He said he would vote to rescind the ban. Vice Mayor Ben Preston remained against the change saying if people have to drink before noon, they may have a problem. Commissioner Bill Ganz said the ban stems from old Blue Laws which were put in place strictly for religious reasons and indicated he would vote to rescind the ban. Earlier in the meeting resident David Cohen rose to point out that many religions dont worship on Sunday and that the ban was discriminatory. How can you speak to their religion [Christianity] and not to others? Cohen asked.Residents say sports grill noise is an abuseDeerfield Beach The patio music at Brus Room Sports Grill has become noise pollution resident Rodger Morelli told the commission this week. The live band that plays Saturdays and Sundays, sometimes until 11 p.m., is outrageous and getting worse, Morelli said, terming it an abuse of a business license. Morelli lives on Northeast 2 Street adjacent to the A1A restaurant and said this weeks complaint is his first step in pursuing this. He promised to attend meetings every two weeks to continue his protest. A woman who said she is a part time resident of the neighborhood also complained of the noise saying that she lost two sales on a nearby home because of the disturbance. She waved a sheaf of paperwork saying it was a record of calls Brus Rooms neighbors have made to police since 2005. In response, one of Brus Rooms owners, Bob Brudzinski, noted that a soundwall was installed when the outside patio was built, but admitted the band is a mistake. Brudzinski said he will meet with local managers of the popular sports bar and that the music will be turned down.Advertise with The Pelican! 954-783-8700

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4 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 2012 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLauderdale-By-The-Sea Town commissioners want answers before deciding on whether to involve the town in a proposed county beach nourishment project from the Hillsboro Inlet to Port Everglades. Two fill areas are proposed for nourishment: northern Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, or LBTS, and Pompano Beach and southern LBTS and Fort Lauderdale. Areas most in need of restoration are the southern end of Pompano Beach, Galt Ocean Mile and central Fort Lauderdale, Eric Myers, county natural resources administrator, wrote in a report to commissioners. LBTSs role in the project is to provide the gradual transition between the fill area and adjacent areas which improves the overall performance of the project. Elimination of beach fill tapers proposed for the LBTS shoreline would significantly diminish the performance of beach fill along the adjacent shorelines, Myers said. The project is estimated at Without enough information, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea commissioners stall plans for northern, southern beach nourishment project$45.6 million with the towns share estimated at $442,000. The cost share formula is 50 percent federal and 25 percent state with county and cities splitting the remaining 25 percent. After presenting information on the project to the commission in March, Myers fielded questions from commissioners last week. I really, really want to support this project, but you are making it very difficult on me, Commissioner Mark Brown said. Brown said he still had a number of questions including, How much sand will be required on the beach in LBTS? How many truckloads need to come into town, and how many days will we be disrupted? Brown said the timing makes a big difference. If were talking two to three weeks of trucks dumping sand on the beach, its worth it. Its our only opportunity to get sand. I look at sand like money. You can never have too much of either, he said. But if the timing is four months or two years, thats a critical component in whether you have my support. Brown questioned the costs and the towns share in it, concerned that LBTS is bearing a disproportionate share of the cost and a disproportionate share of the disruption as the staging area is now expected to be at Palm Avenue. On the north end, Myers said 130,000 cubic yards or 175,000 tons of sand will be needed. At a hauling rate of 2,500 tons a day, it will take about 70 work days to complete and would be done in one season. He estimated about half that sand would go to LBTS. Myers said he would be prepared to recommend to county commissioners that we polish the formula used to consider the situation the town is in. You have a diminSee BEACH on page 13ished need compared to your neighbors to the north and south. You have a wider beach because you set the development line back. Commissioner Stuart Dodd said LBTS should only pay for every grain of sand they

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The Pelican 5 Friday, May 4, 2012 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Hoping to recoup some of the $15,000 per month the city spends maintaining its dog park, city officials are deliberating whether or not to levy a fee on those who use the facility. On Wednesday, residents, city staff and parks and recreation advisory board members met to discuss the possibility of charging a fee for an annual pass. Currently, the city does not charge for use of the park. If implemented, it would Pompano Beach of cials may start charging annual fee for dog parkcost residents $60 per year for one dog and $20 for each additional dog. Non-residents would pay $120 and $40 per additional dog. For a monthly pass, $40 for residents and $20 for each additional dog. For non-residents, $80 and $40 per extra dog. Day passes would be $5 for residents and $10 for nonresidents. City staff presented three options for overseeing the system if implemented: 1. Hiring a staff member, $30,000 per year, to monitor the park during its hours of operation. 2. Purchasing a computer system that requires park users to swipe their pass to gain entry. 3. Letting users police the park themselves and ensure only those with passes use it. Scott Moore, parks and recreation department staff member, said city staff is recommending option two. Residents who attended the Wednesday meeting and spoke out seemed about evenly split, with some calling for fees and others wanting to keep the status quo. One resident suggested getting sponsorships to help pay for maintenance. I dont think $60 is unreasonable, said resident Doug Mathis, who rattled off a list of other parks and public facilities where people have to pay fees. Donna Torrey, advisory board member, said shes not opposed to a fee but thinks $60 is too high. She also suggested that instead of charging per additional dog the city should only allow each person to bring in a maximum of three dogs. As a rule, I hate the idea of charging for parks, said Rafael Katz, advisory board member. Im not terribly opposed to having a nominal pass fee. Overall I just would prefer to have no fees for the dog park. Katz said that the area, with its abandoned restaurants and car dealerships, needs as much of an economic boost as possible. If you got people [coming into the area] it stimulates the local economy, he said. David Aycock, Animal Control officer, said hes seen many instances of uncontrolled dogs attacking and injuring other dogs. He estimates that, based on the attacks hes seen, the combined cost of medical bills for dogs that have been attacked by other dogs is over $20,000. Many people dont follow the rules. Regardless of whether theres a fee, we need to get some control, he said.See DOG PARK on page 20

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6 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 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 18 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Letters & OpinionsThe Pelican wants to know what you think. Send your thoughts on local, state and national issues to siren2415@gmail.com Public meeting on library, civic campus scheduled for May 10Pompano Beach The City of Pompano Beach will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. to introduce the results of the master planning phase for the new Broward County Public Library and Civic Campus. The meeting will be held at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 Hammondville Road. The Pompano Beach City Commission will also hold a workshop at city commission chambers, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd., on Monday, May 9 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss the possibility of a cultural center to be built on the second floor of the future Broward County Public Library. The Civic Campus is being designed for the area south of Atlantic Boulevard between Dixie Highway and S. Cypress Road, including the current site of City Hall. A new Broward County Public Library will be designed for the site and could possibly include a Cultural Center to be built on the second floor. Construction of the Civic Campus and Broward County Public Library is scheduled to begin in 2013 with completion anticipated in 2014. Hurricane preparedness: then and now doorsSPECIAL TO THE PELICANThe doors of your home are meant to welcome guests and keep out intruders. Well, this time of the year, the bad guys you need to keep out will be named Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, and so on storms of the 2012 hurricane season. Lets look at how to keep those blowhards out of your house. Prior to the 1990s, very little was said about the need to secure doors in a hurricane. People who lived through Hurricane Cleo tell horror stories of trying to hold pressure against sliding glass doors, some using dining room tables, some using their own bodies to keep the doors from being blown in. For hours, people watched the doors bow and shimmy in their tracks. Some doors gave way, cutting people badly. Hopefully, we have learned lessons from what those survivors went through. In the 1990s, people were urged not only to board or shutter those large areas of glass but also to use strong bracing for doors. In the year 2000, in a television special, a meteorologist demonstrated how to brace sliding glass doors by placing one 2x4 in the lower track to keep the door from bouncing out of the track, another 2x4 in the top track, and one in the middle of the glass door. During Hurricane Andrew, many people lost garage doors. After an opening that large is compromised, the roof is often lost. Obviously, no one should ever underestimate the importance of preparing the doors of a home for hurricane force winds. Until May 22, City of Fort Lauderdale chlorinating its water systemSPECIAL TO THE PELICANFort Lauderdale The City of Fort Lauderdale has temporarily returned to using free chlorine in its drinking water system. This preventive maintenance procedure began May 1 and will end at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22. This procedure will affect the City of Fort Lauderdale, as well as Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Oakland Park, Port Everglades, Village of Sea Ranch Lakes, Wilton Manors and sections of Davie and Tamarac. Free chlorination is a common practice for water systems using combined chlorine disinfection. The chlorination period is anticipated to be transparent to customers; however, some may notice a slight change in the taste or smell of their tap water. Customers with questions who receive a utility bill from the City of Fort Lauderdale should visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/customerservice or call the 24-hour customer service center at 954-828-8000. Annual Waterway Cleanup bags tons of trashSPECIAL TO THE PELICANBroward County The 35th Annual Waterway Cleanup on March 10 brought out more than 2,000 volunteers who collected over 20 tons of trash from Browards waterways, rivers and canals. While most volunteers came by land, 150 participated with boats at the 24 collection sites throughout the County. Pompano Beach Boys & Girls Club hosts FCAT programSPECIAL TO THE PELICANThe Florida Department of Education, in partnership and the Boys & Girls Club and Y.E.S., or Youth Educational Success, held the last day of its FCAT Tutorial Program, offered by several Boys & Girls Clubs in Broward, including the Thomas D. Stephanis Unit in Pompano Beach. Y.E.S. offers extra educational assistance to selected third through fifth graders. April 26 was the last day the program was held. About 25 students attended classes at the Thomas D. Stephanis Unit, receiving instructions from certified school teacher Monica Morant and youth aide Brianna Kelly. Utilizing the Learning Today computerized internet program, students took pre and post assessment tests, math and reading skill assessments and comprehension skills. The participants of the program were awarded with an end-of-the-year party for their commitment. They received prizes, pizza, chips, drinks and cake at the Y.E.S. Party. Each child will be given an award at the clubs Annual Awards Dinner which will be held on May 16. Summer horse camp at TradewindsSPECIAL TO THE PELICANAre your children interested in horses? Do they keep asking for a pony? Equestrian camp is an opportunity for children ages 9 through 16 to get real experience caring for horses on a daily basis. There will also be riding instruction, which includes: breeds and colors of horses; anatomy of the horse; appropriate riding equipment; tack; nutrition and feeding; and therapeutic maintenance. Weekly sessions are offered starting June 11 and ending Aug. 16. The camp is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, rain or shine. No camp will be offered the week of July 4. Camp fee is $300 per student. Call 954-3578720 or 954-357-8870.

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The Pelican 7 Friday, May 4, 2012 a discussion that ended with that board voting 6-1 to ask for her removal. Under state statute, the mayor appoints and can remove DBHA commissioners with approval of the city commission. Noland announced in April that she wanted to remove Berner after receiving letters of complaint from housing authority commissioners Joan Maurice, Sally Potter and Michael Weiss. I have considered it carefully and find I must act, the mayor told the commission Tuesday. I believe her removal is required so the board can work in a functional manner. The mayor read a long statement outlining her reasons for seeking Berners removal from a position she has held since 2009. Included were Emerys remarks at a March 21 Authority meeting that if things did not improve he would resign from the board after 25 years of service and he suspected other board members would go with him leading to a total collapse of the agency. A large part the board concern was Berners conduct before the city commission. Berner had addressed the city commission about the Authoritys health insurance using her title as housing commissioner despite the fact the Authority has a policy that its board members not use their position when advocating for or against issues. Her remarks, according to Emery, jeopardized the Authoritys relationship with the city. At the Apr. 17 city commission meeting, Berner used her DBHA title again at the podium to explain the workings of the housing authority to the commission. The next day, the DBHA board took its 6-1 vote, Berner herself dissenting. In her defense Tuesday, Berner presented a list of her accomplishments as a housing authority commissioner saying she worked at the job while others on the board did not. She said she advocated that Stanley Terrace be painted colors that would not make it look like low income housing and that she got BSO to step up patrols there. I did a ride along [with the sheriff]I did the work, Berner said. She also went to authority events at the housing complexes and interacted with the residents, while others on her board did not. Berner said the city commissions failure to prevent blogger Chaz Stevens verbal attacks on the DBHAs former executive director Pam Davis caused Davis to resign. I put that onus squarely on you, she told the commission. DBHA Commissioner Joan Maurice spoke in favor of Berners dismissal saying that Davis had complained to her about Berner in October, November and December as did interim director Rinaldo Bennett in February. Davis left Deerfield in Jan. 31 to become executive director of the Gainesville Housing Authority. Bennett left two weeks ago to join her staff at twice his current salary, according to Maurice. Commissioners voted 5-1 for Berners dismissal, Commissioner Ben Preston dissenting. Later Preston said, I dont know that we had all the information available to us unless we had witnessed the accusations. I have received calls on other disruptive board members Why were we dealing with just one? BernerContinued from page 1 Civic Groups, Charity and Volunteers5-5 Pompano Beach Community Park, 820 NE 18 Ave., cleanup from 8 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. Gloves, bags and water will be provided for volunteers. 954-7864111. See SIGHTINGS on page 13SightingsContinued from page 2

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8 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 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. Briefs Send in your news siren2415@gmail.com By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFOpened just 18 months ago, the Audi Dealership at 4250 N. Federal Hwy. in Lighthouse Point is doing extremely well according to Eddie Mellul, general manager. Hes a true believer in the product he sells, saying, The Audi is a luxury line of vehicles and it not only looks great, it is great. Its famous for its quarto all drive system which gives drivers the ultimate in safety performance and traction. Its like glue to the ground. He continues, Its a limited production product. Last year, Germany exported only 117,000 cars to the U.S. Every year our volume picks up. Drivers choose Audi for its safety, performance, fuel efficiency, power, aesthetics and reliability. Pre-owned certified Audis are big sellers because of the six-year, 100,000 mile warranty. Mellul points out that they are very stringent when it comes to certified Audis, saying, We do 311 points of inspection which is far superior to any of our other luxury competitors. Currently, we have inventory from 2009, and 1 with low mileage priced from the mid $20,000 to $50,000. Amy (last name withheld on request) just bought a certified, preowned Audi in February and says she loves it. This is my second Audi. I love the driving experience that Audi delivers. This well made car requires very little service. It gets great mileage New Lighthouse Point Audi dealership is a big success with buyers along South Florida coast and really holds the road making the driver very confident. Mellul claims that the Audi area service department goes above and beyond any other and is unique in its customer relations. Coral Springs Audi and our dealership have an exclusive live operator to handle any and every Audi client emergency. I always tell Audi owners, When you buy a car, youre not just buying a car. Youre buying a dealership which will service your Audi under all circumstances including a flat tire, accident, Sundays and after hours problems. We always try to make a loaner car available to any Audi owner, no matter where the car was purchased. As the agency grows, its allocation of cars increases monthly. Mellul says, Sales are phenomenal based on our wonderful product. Last month was a record in new car sales here. We hope to see an increase every month. Audi owners are loyal and they are repeaters. We have had many clients in the area who fall in love with their cars and come back to buy a second Audi for a wife or other family member. In fact I just sold a gentleman two Audis. He bought a Q7 See AUDI on page 12Eddie Mellul, general manager of the Lighthouse Point Audi dealership, drives an Audi 2012 A7. [Photo courtesy of Eddie Mellul]New agent at Campbell & RosemurgyDeerfield Beach Stephen Atria recently joined the Deerfield Beach office of Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate. Atria has 25 years of sales experience in the local market. He received his education at the Suffolk County Community College and earned an associate degree in applied science with a business major in 1992. Stephen has lived in South Florida for the past 19 years. He can be reached at 954-4278686.Wilton Manors Canoe RaceWilton Manors The City of Wilton Manors will hold its 21st Annual Island City Canoe Race from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. The race starts at the Colohatchee Boat Ramp, 1975 NE 15 Ave., and ends at Richardson Historic Park, 1937 Wilton Drive. After the Canoe Race, the city will hold its annual birthday celebration at Richardson. There will be free food and refreshments and the trophies for the canoe race winners will be presented.

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10 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 2012 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-7838700. Briefs Send in your news! siren2415@gmail.com By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFThe phrase, Like father, Like son certainly fits the case of Samuel S. Goren, who says, I think my Dad and I may be the only father and son ever inducted into the Broward County Senior Hall of Fame. My father, who died in 2008, was the director for media relations and marketing for Broward Health. After he retired from his job, he continued to be their consultant. He sat on the board and did a lot of volunteer work with Meals on Wheels, Alzheimer Association and many other non-profit agencies. Goren, now 61, followed in his fathers footsteps. He was just a young lawyer working in the Broward County Attorneys office when he was tapped on the shoulder by Nan Hutchison, executive director of ADRC, or Aging and Disability Resource Center and Edith Lederberg, then a photographer, who later became the new center director. The two women persuaded Goren to get on their board which he did, eventually assuming the presidency. He says, Edith asked me to become the agencys attorney and I have been their pro-bono attorney ever since. Lederberg says, Hes also given his legal expertise, pro-bono, to the Broward League of Cities, The City/Like his father, Fort Lauderdale attorney, Samuel S. Goren, will be inducted into the Senior Hall of Fame Attorney Sam Goren has devoted countless hours of pro-bono legal advice and work to the Aging and Disability Resource Center and other Broward associations.Country Managers Association and the Broward City Clerks Association for many years. Sam is a caring, compassionate human being and working with him has been an extremely enjoyable experience. Im sure this is true for everyone who works with him. He gives one a sense of confidence immediately. He truly deserves election to the Senior Hall of Fame. Pencil thin, this busy attorney admitted to The Pelican that he doesnt eat much. Im at work between 5:30 and 6 a.m. every morning and at meetings three and four nights a week. I eat on the run. He slid open a cabinet to reveal stacks of tuna cans and an assortment of crackers, saying, This is usually where I choose my lunch. Asked about the pro-bono work he has done for so many and for so long, he replied, I think it is our obligation to serve some of the non-profits and give some of our expertise back to the community. My wife, Shelley, is the inspiration for everything I do. Her courage inspires me. She is the CEO of Gildas Club as well as being a member and cancer survivor herself. Goren is a partner in the law firm of Goren, Cherof, Doody and Ezrol, located at 3009 East Commercial Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. He is the attorney for a number of cities and is General Counsel for Broward Health. Theres been a Goren proudly working for the district for over 30 years, he says. My practice with six partners focuses mainly on governmental, administrative, commercial litigation and real estate matters. I love the busy quality of my life and Im very fond of all of my business partners. They are highly qualified competent lawyers. I came to the group as an associate and am proud to now be a partner. Although he will be married for 40 See GOREN on page 16PAL hosting state Olympics for junior boxersDeerfield Beach The Deerfield Beach Police Benevolent League, or PAL, will host the Florida State Junior Olympics Tournament tomorrow, May 5, at the Deerfield Beach High School, 910 SW 15 St., gymnasium beginning at 1:30 p.m. The young boxers will compete in three divisions: ages 9 to 12, 13 to 14 and 15 to 16. PAL Director Butch Santy said there will be both tournament and non-tournament bouts, 15 to 20 in all. According to Santy, Deerfields strongest competitor, 15-year-old LeJuan Beltran has a chance this year to advance to nationals. The local gyms rising star, 12-year-old Jordan Murphy, took the year off to play baseball. Last year, Murphy won the state Silver Gloves Championship, the highest level for his age group. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $10 for ringside. Stop bad pet behaviorDavie On Tuesday, May 8, Dog Smarts 101 will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100 Ave., Davie. The class is for owners who want to stop their pets from chewing furniture and shoes, excessive barking and other bad behavior. The class is free and open to the public but no pets will be allowed. For more, email lmendheim@broward.org or call 954-359-1010.

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The Pelican 11 Friday, May 4, 2012 But shes hoping the city will soon approve a waiver of the current ban on temporary signs and banners. On May 7 at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive, the citys planning and zoning board will make a recommendation to city commissioners on whether or not the city should temporarily waive the Sign banContinued from page 1ban. Heidi Shafran, community development services director, said she is hoping the issue will go before commissioners by early June. Shafran, who said she was approached by local business owners, including Conklin, about the issue, is recommending that the ban be lifted during the summer until Oct. 1. Conklin said she would prefer the restrictions be lifted permanently. Well take what we can get but we wanted the whole year, said Conklin. Along with temporary signs, the city also bans strings of lights, roof signs, streamers, inflatable signs, banners, vehicle signs, portable signs, changeable copy signs, flashing signs and neon signs, except if they are part of a buildings architecture. If the waiver is granted, Shafran says there will still be restrictions: only one sign per business, each sign must be on private property, must not obstruct sidewalks or other public rights-of-way and can only be displayed during business hours. Celeste Ellich, Wilton Manors Business Association president, said when she was on the planning and zoning board a few years ago the city had a lot of issues with temporary signs. Thats why we were re-writing the sign code ordinance, said Ellich. One business owner, she said, would place a sandwich board sign in the middle of the sidewalk. As long as the temporary signs are not impeding the view of cars or pedestrians, than I dont see anything wrong with it, said Ellich. Krishan Manners, president and CEO of Wilton Manors Main Street, said he supports lifting the ban and will probably speak on the issue at the planning and zoning meeting. The economys improving and were seeing that and feeling that here, said Manners, who added that businesses during the end of tourist season need ways to stand out and be more visible to customers. Were a small city and we have limited tools in our tool box. I think thats just one that we can add.Visit The Pelican online! pompanopelican. com 954-783-8700

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12 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 2012 and a Q5. One is for his wife and the other for his daughter. Thats the kind of loyalty Audi inspires. Mellul drives an Audi 2012 A7 which is a new model, luxury sport sedan and he loves it---the look, the fit, finish as well as the drive.Audi importer owners, Qvale Automotive GroupLuxury car importers, retailers and manufacturers since 1947, Qvale Automotive Group, founded by Patriarch Kjell Qvale, became distributers of luxury cars. Just two years after opening Audi Coral Springs, The Qvale group opened Audi Lighthouse Point. This family owned business, based in San Francisco, is preparing to open its third Audi Dealership. With plans to build and launch Audi Fort Lauderdale by the end of 2013, the East Coast expansion of this familys rich and diverse heritage in the automotive industry is aggressively underway. The Qvale group currently owns and operates dealerships for Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Honda, Chevrolet and Suburu on both coasts. When asked the secret of their success, Bruce Qvale, president of Audi Coral Springs, states, Utlimately, we are firm believers in human capital. We have very little turnover in our stores, which is a direct result of the constant pursuit and retention of good people. For more, call 954-545-4650. AudiContinued from page 8Commissioner Claire Schubert questioned whether the improvements would bring more traffic into town and three commissioners said the shared vision would depend on the cost. Mayor Dan Dodge added, There is beauty in simplicity.DEP settles for neHillsboro Beach The city has agreed to pay a remarkably reasonable fine of $2,500 to the Department of Environmental Protection. or DEP, for impacts to a coral reef that occurred during the last beach nourishment project. Penny Cutt with Coastal Systems International said an accidental release of sand caused no harm to the corals and DEP was willing to settle for the low penalty. Great Lake Dredge and Dock, the company that pumped sand to the beach, is willing to absorb the expense, Cutt said. Cutt is still talking with the Army Corps of Engineers about the sand dump. Her firm has found that the dump had a very temporary impact in an environment that is used to this. The penalty the Corps may impose is pending.Repair of bridge still in disputeHillsboro Beach Commissioners are giving officials at Island House one last chance to come to the table to discuss the cost of repairing the bridge that connects the 63-unit condo to A1A. Their premise: it will cost the taxpayers much more money than it would cost the condo residents to make the repairs due to the expensive processes government is forced to follow. There is no indecision over who is responsible for the bridge, just how the repairs will be paid for. In 1966 the bridge was dedicated by the developer to the town which accepted it, thereby accepting maintenance costs as well. Commissioners have been trying to persuade the condo board to handle the repairs. So far there is no estimate of the cost. A survey done for the Florida Department of Transportation. or FDOT, in 2010 estimated replacing the span would cost $500,000 but other reports say the bridge can be repaired. Island House resident Joan Hughes has done enough research on the matter to fill a thick file. She reminded commissioners that the town gets FDOT reports on the bridge every two years and should have a maintenance fund. If you had a maintenance fund, you would be ahead of the game, she said. Commissioner Javier Garcia replied, It is in the best interest of all for Island House to take on this venture, and Mayor Dan Dodge urged that the condo owners reconsider your position come back and work this out. The commission took no further action on the matter, but if agreement is not reached with the condo board, it will have to hire a consulting engineer to produce design drawings. The town anticipates $40,000 in gas tax revenues in 2012 that can be spent repairs. Finance Commissioner Dick Maggiore said that amount in past years may have been dumped into the towns general fund. Officials have referred to a $107,000 fund designated for road repairs that is no longer a line item in the town budget. BridgeContinued from page 1Free one-day waste dropoff May 6Tamarac On Sunday, May 6, there will be a free one-day drop-off for hazardous waste and electronic materials at the Tamarac Public Works Complex, 6011 Nob Hill Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a list of items, visit www.broward.org or call 954765-4999.

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The Pelican 13 Friday, May 4, 2012 get on the beach and ask for compensation for any damage. Can you get trucks through the portal or will you have to demolish it? Myers said the portal on Palm Avenue will probably have to be rebuilt. Vice Mayor Scot Sasser maintained his view that the project is bad for business, bad for tourism, bad for turtles. We dont need it, and I dont see any need to pay for it or to put anyone at risk. Even if you did it for free, Im voting no, but Im only one, he said. Commissioner Chris Vincent agreed with Sasser. Theres not an upside for this town. Theres a lot of cost and aggravation, and we dont need it. Mayor Roseann Minnet said she wants to see the project work, but the county needs to come back with better answers. Maybe the elected officials need to get together. Myers said he would answer questions prior to the May 8 meeting. BeachContinued from page 4 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Mayor Roseann Minnet, second from right, helps cut the ribbon on Harmony Hair & Spa, 262 E. Commercial Blvd., LauderdaleBy-The-Sea. To make an appointment at Harmony, call 754-235-4178. [Photo courtesy of Malcolm McClintock] 5-5 Monthly beach cleanup from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea pavilion, east end of Commercial Boulevard. 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. 954-786-4111. 5-15 Oakland Park Garden Club meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center, 1098 NE 40 Court, Oakland Park. 954630-4511.Festivals, Events & Networking5-4 Free live music during Jazz On The Square SightingsContinued from page 7 See SIGHTINGS on page 16

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14 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 2012 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach A dozen teachers are the proud possessors of gift bags worth $2,450 today and still glowing from the recognition they received Thursday at the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Breakfast. The presentations were made by State Rep. Gwyn Clarke-Reed who introduced each school principal who in Deer eld Beach outstanding teachers feted at chamber breakfast turn introduced the winning teachers. Special recognition went to Deerfield Beach Middle School Principal Christine Flynn who is Broward County Principal of the Year. North Broward Medical Center hosted the breakfast and 24 companies donated items for the teachers gift bags. The teachers and their schools are: Simona Kent, Deerfield Park Elementary; See TEACHERS on page 26 Teachers honored at Thursdays Deer eld Beach Chamber of Commerce breakfast were front row, l to r Cheryl North, Highlands Elementary; Mary Anne Hadden, Quiet Waters Elementary; Simona Kent, Deer eld Park Elementary; Fiona Chen, Zion Lutheran Elementary. Back row Monika Smith, Highlands Secondary; Mary Mannarino, Park Ridge Elementary; Sarah Hotaling, Deer eld Beach Elementary; Alyssa Mayer, Zion Lutheran High; Catherine Sanghera, Deer eld Beach Middle and Broward County Principal of the Year Christine Flynn, Deer eld Beach Middle School.

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The Pelican 15 Friday, May 4, 2012 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach Wrestling Coach Bob Burns went to the edge March 28 at 4 p.m. He was yanked back by some remarkable people: young wrestlers in the PAL program, a school resource officer, the best fire/rescue crew in the county, the expertise of his medical team and the prayers Beloved wrestling coach cheats death with a lot of help from his friendsof a community. Tuesday, some of those people instrumental in Burns recovery from full cardiac arrest, were recognized for their achievement. Throughout the tribute which drew at least halfa -dozen standing ovations from the audience, Police Chief Pete Sudler described Burns, 54, as a beloved mentor and coach who has made such an impact on our youth. On March 28, the chief said, Burns was doing what he does coaching wrestling to Police Athletic League kids at Deerfield Beach High School when he experienced chest pain and went into full cardiac arrest. The kids called 911 and went in search of adult help. On the soccer field, they found BSO Dep. Kevin Coleman who came in and administered CPR. BSO paramedics, headed by Battalion Chiefs Scott Holloway and John Williamson, responded with their crews who went to work giving Burns advanced emergency care. He was taken to North Broward Medical Center where he was in a coma for several days and later underwent surgery. Butch Santy, Deerfield Beach PAL director, and Burns wife Lisa never left his side. If I had to have one friend in this world, it would be Butch Santy, the Chief said. He never left Bobs side, reading him the Bible and singing. In his remarks Santy said, Everyone here feels like Bobs friend because Bob is like that. And his wife Lisa is the toughest person I know. She never gave up. Fire Chief Chad Brocata said Burns survived, in part, because all the critical pieces of a rescue were in place. When it works correctly, what you see is a miracle, Brocata said. Team Burns came to play that day at 4 p.m., Brocata said as he singled out his men for recognition. Amazingly, Burns has See COACH on page 22 Bob Burns.

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16 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 2012Advertise with The Pelican! 954-783-8700! years this year, he says, In real time, with my schedule, it has probably been about 20 years. The only time I am disconnected from my busy world is when I hop onto my Harley Davidson motorcycle. I ride every every Sunday and have done so with the same group for 20 years. However, if I cant focus because of business distractions, I dont ride. Things have changed in the 30 years hes been practicing law. The very dynamics of the law practice have changed. We do more with less, he says. We see ourselves as a component of our clients business models so we all rise and fall with the same tide. But, there will always be room for good quality young lawyers. However, they should evaluate the economics of their future practice. If they are only out for money, there are better career choices. In todays world, an attorney is also a counselor. Congratulations and thank you for your legal contributions to Broward County. GorenContinued from page 10 Every Sunday, Sam Goren disconnects from his super busy life to ride his motorcycle with a group of buddies. Shown here with Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti at an annual holiday toy drive. [Photo courtesy of Sam Goren] from 7 to 11 p.m. in front of the The Village Grille & Pump, 4404 El Mar Drive. 5-5 Deerfield Beach/ Lighthouse Relay for Life from 5 p.m. on May 5 to 10 a.m. on May 6. Benefits the American Cancer Society. 954-304-4248 or 954-4200084. 5-9 Lauderdale-By-TheSea Chamber of Commerce networking event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Blue Moon Fish Co., 4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. 954-267-9888 5-12 Free live music during Music-By-The-Sea SightingsContinued from page 13 See SIGHTINGS on page 24

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The Pelican 17 Friday, May 4, 2012 Readers will nd The Pelican at Lowes entrance in Pompano Beach. Call 954-783-8700. By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Lighthouse Point Local artist Sirju Seeharack Mohan returns to the Doreen Gauthier Library next week for an exhibit and sale of his artwork. The exhibit opens at a 4 p.m. reception Monday, May 7, and continues through May 30. The library is at 2200 NE 38 St. Special guests invited for the opening include Trinidad & Tobago Consul General Dr. Anil Ramnanan and Kamal Abdool, president of the Trinidad & Tobago Diaspora. About 65 pieces will be on display, including watercolor, acrylics, pencil drawings, sculpture and calligraphy. Featured are landscapes, West Indian artist bringing many art forms to Gauthier Library exhibit Artist Sirju Seeharack Mohan with his daughter Kayrel, State Rep. Gwyndolyn Clarke-Reed and his daughter Vicki at an exhibit of his art work last May at the Lighthouse Point Library. seascapes, portraits, abstracts and still life. All works on display are for sale. Mohan was born in south Trinidad and graduated from San Fernando Technical Institute. He studied at the University of the West Indies, the University of London and graduated with high honors from Stratford Career Institute. He has exhibited at the Trinidad National Museum and the University of the West Indies. Mohan made his living in Trinidad as a footwear designer with the Bata International Footwear Company, working with them in Jamaica, Mexico See ARTIST on page 22

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18 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 Caf Med by Bice 2096 NE 2 Street Deer eld Beach 954-596-5840 cafemeddeer eld.comBy Malcolm McClintockPELICAN STAFFWe have the best Italian food in Deerfield Beach! says Caf Meds friendly coowner Mark Gillman. This avant-garde restaurateur, along with three other business partners, including the proprietor of the famous Bice line of upscale trattorias, has brought a world-renowned brand of Mediterranean culinary magic to the foot of the Deerfield Beach Pier. We are modeled after the upscale Bice restaurant but just more casual, says gregarious General Manager Diego Oppo. You will find the same quality and attention to detail at more affordable prices. Located mere feet from the sand, this spacious and opulent eatery is the perfect place for an authentic Italian dining experience. With a bright dcor and plenty Caf Med brings high quality Italian fare, tasty tapas and friendly atmosphere to the shores of Deer eld Beach The avorful Mussels Provenale feature the popular plump bivalve slathered in a rich tomato sauce with freshly sliced garlic, grape tomatoes and herbs. [Photos by Malcolm McClintock] of comfortable outside seating, patrons can enjoy a pleasant maritime view while indulging in the succulent creations of Neapolitan Executive Chef Aldo Vespero. We have a great tapas menu. People love the NY steak Teriyaki bites with truffle French fries, the large homemade meatballs with ricotta and the baby shrimp casserole, says the welltravelled Vespero who had been plying his trade in the Caribbean before joining the Caf Med team. Other tapas offerings See CAFE MED on page 21

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The Pelican 19 Friday, May 4, 2012 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFSnowbird Paul Davitt says the terrible conditions of the Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course caused him to cancel his membership this year. But now that golf legend Greg Norman is redesigning the Pines course, Davitt pans to tee-off again on the city links. All it needed was some work. I cant wait until next year, he said. With an estimated 90,000 rounds of golf played each year on the course, city officials are hoping Normans efforts bring back more golfers like Davitt and increase economic activity in the area and at the course itself. Build it and they will come, said Commissioner Charlotte Burrie. On April 26, Norman, city commissioners and Greg Norman-designed links coming to Pompanos municipal golf course Greg Norman, 20-time PGA Tour champion, signs autographs and mingles with the crowd after the groundbreaking. [Photo by Michael dOliveira]officials, Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca and Lighthouse House Point Commissioner Sandy Johnson broke ground on the 18-hole Pines course. The other course, Palms, also 18 holes, will stay open during construction. Mayor Lamar Fisher said that the $3-million project will be finished in November. We cant wait for that ribbon cutting, he said. While Norman said the redesign wont move any major piles of dirt his company, Greg Norman Golf Course Design, based in West Palm Beach, is looking to make the course maintenance friendly. I dont want anyone calling me up and abusing me for your bad shots, he joked. Founded in 1987, Normans company has built and rebuilt 70 private and public golf courses but this is the first municipal one. Asked if he would play a round on the course once its finished, Norman said he would. My golf career started on a public golf course, said Norman. Golf can only grow through public courses. The citys municipal course is located at 1101 N. Federal Hwy. For more, call 954-7864142. Advertise with The Pelican! 954-783-8700!

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20 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 Kids will trail crime scenes at summer camp Lighthouse Point The Lighthouse Point Library will hold its annual summer camp program Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. daily at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 2700 NE 36 St.. This years theme is Crime Scene Investigation, or C.S.I. The C.S.I. Sumer Camp isan interactive program that teaches skills that go way beyond simply running fingerprints and looking for shoe prints in the dirt. Campers study spatters, decomposition rates, contamination, fiber analysis and much more. Using biology, chemistry, and physics, students will process evidence in a multidisciplinary format. By the end of the program, students will be presented with a mock crime scene and will be asked to scour the area for clues and to solve the case in a formal case-study. To register, call Rosemary at the library at 954-946-6398. Lisa Hamburg, vice president of the Dog Pack, a private group that helps raise money for the dog park, agrees with Aycock and favors a fee. The park is great and people love it and this is just a way to make the park better. It will make accountability possible because right now, theres no accountability, she said. The advisory board will make a recommendation to the city commission at its next meeting, June 6 at 5 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St.Dog parkContinued from page 5Advertise in The Pelican! 954-783-8700 The Pelican Online at pompanopelican.com Week of the childPompano Beach A free event for children and their parents is being held at Imagination Station Preschool Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. to noon, and features activities for kids ages three to eight years of age. Among the attractions will be sample food from Yummy My Tummy, virtual fieldtrips byKidVisionVPK.org. Imagination Station is located at First Presbyterian Church, 2331 NE 26 Avenue, north of Copans Road and east of Federal Highway.

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The Pelican 21 Friday, May 4, 2012 include tuna tartar with mango sauce avocado, chicken skewers with chili dip and even mini burgers with red onion pepper aioli and Cafe MedContinued from page 18 copious amounts of bread to soak up the rich sauce. Other equally reliable starters include eggplant Parmigiana, Maryland crab cakes, beef carpaccio di Manzo, prosciutto di Parma with melon and even coconut shrimp. On the pasta front, Caf Med offers a host of tantalizing dishes such as lobster Tagliolini, salmon Farfalle in vodka sauce, veal ravioli, fettuccine alla Bolognese, lasagna with rich bchamel and the General Managers highly recommended homemade Gnocchi filled with Asiago cheese smothered in a rich Bice tomato sauce. Noteworthy main courses include Chilean Sea Bass in citrus artichoke butter, Blackened Mahi-Mahi with papaya-orange salsa, NY steak with blue cheese, veal scaloppini with lemon caper sauce and a mouthwatering Paella of Spanish yellow rice mixed with seafood, chicken, chorizo and vegetables. Our Churrasco Argentino skirt steak in Chimichurri sauce with French fries is truly outstanding, adds Oppo who is also a big fan of the chicken Marsala and the white wine oven roasted Florida Snapper. Of course, an obvious house specialty is the 12 individual pizza. Be it the Margherita with mozzarella, tomato sauce and basil; the Bianca with arugula and prosciutto; or the always popular Meat Lovers with skirt steak and pepperoni; these thin-crust, oven-baked delights will satisfy even the most discriminating of pizza connoisseurs. In addition, the lunch menu includes breakfast options and, starting on Mothers Day, Caf Med will be unveiling its prix fixe, all-u-can-eat Sunday brunch with omelette and carving stations. And a Mimosa is also included! says Oppo. Lunchtime appetizers, sandwiches, pastas and pizzas start at $10 with a slight uptick in the evenings. Large main courses are generally in the $16 to $28 range. There are 40 wines for under $40 with individual glasses beginning at $7 and draft beer at $4. Enjoy Happy Hour from 4-7 pm daily. Affable bartender Daniel will gladly set you up with substantially lower priced beer and wine or, even better, a frosty libation requiring the use of fresh fruit and a blender. Hear live music on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Check out the website at www. cafemeddeerfield.com for more information on specials and upcoming events. For a sweet conclusion, be sure to try the homemade tiramisu, crme brle or decadent chocolate souffl. Buon appetito! Get a write-up for your restaurant in The Pelican! 954-783-8700!A Caf Med classic: Blackened Mahi-Mahi with grape tomatoes on a luscious bed of sauted spinach.cheddar cheese. With regards to general appetizers, everybody goes crazy for our marinated Crispy Calamari and our Mussels Provenale, says GM Oppo, a transplant from Milan who has been in the Bice family for many years. Indeed, the delectable mussels feature a large serving of the popular bivalve bathing in a flavorful grape tomato broth with garlic slices and freshly cut herbs. This deeply satisfying dish is a must-try for shellfish lovers and should be enjoyed with Cafe MedContinued from page 18

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22 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 recovered and was present at Tuesdays city commission meeting to receive his tributes and to thank those who gave him more days on Earth. God closed heaven and the devil didnt want me, Burns said. Now I can go ahead and appreciate every day. Im supposed to care about kids and worry how they turn out, Burns said of his dedication to his work. Burns has been the wrestling coach at Deerfield Beach High School for 23 years and became involved with PAL wrestlers nine years ago. Recognized for their lifesaving skills were BSO Dep. Kevin Coleman, BSO Det.Sgt. Greg Brown and fire/rescue battalion chiefs Holloway and Williamson and their teams dubbed by Chief Sudler Browards best: David McClosky, Bruce Young, Lance Ambruster, John Amorelli, Josh King and Brian Baker. PAL wrestlers who responded to the lifethreatening emergency were also awarded plaques. CoachContinued from page 15 and Milan, Italy. He studied calligraphy in Milan. He cites those who have influenced him as his father Seeharack Mohan and Ralph Baney, the one-time art officer attached to the Ministry of Education of Trinidad and Tobago. ArtistContinued from page 17Mohans newest work includes portraits of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama; the Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, Kamla Persad Bissessar, Florida State Rep. Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed, Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and Pompano Beach City Commissioner Charlotte Burrie. He had the honor of presenting the prime minister with her portrait at a celebration in Florida marking her election victory and gave Burrie her painting at city hall. Mohan is also in talks on a documentary to create works based on the history of the steel drum and Trinidad & Tobagos treasured steel drum musicians. He lives in Cresthaven where he is a board member of the Cresthaven Civic Association and a volunteer for the Citizens Observer Patrol. For more information, contact Mohan at sirjumohan@hotmail.com or call 954-786-9640. Tell The Pelican about your special event! 954-783-8700 Advertise in The Pelican! 954-783-8700

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24 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park City commissioners agreed to table until Thursday, May 10, voting on the purchase of properties in the area targeted for redevelopment. The continuation was necessary because appraisals on the properties are coming in significantly lower than the asking prices, City Manager John Stunson told commissioners Wednesday in asking for the continuance. The city is applying to amend an interlocal agreement with Broward County so Redevelopment Capital Program funds can be reallocated for purchase of the properties. In terms of the agreement, the city and county commission must approve a purchase price that is no more than 10 percent higher than the lower of two appraisals. Tabling the vote on the ordinances gives staff more time to meet with the property owners and negotiate the price. A balance of $10.2 million remains of an original $13 million provided under the RCP program. This is a loan to grant program. Its not free money. The only way the loan is forgiven is if development comes in to equal $10 million, Commissioner Suzanne Boisvenue said. This is not a must-do situation or the city will Oakland Park land appraisals dont match purchase prices, city staff negotiatingperish. Resident Mitchell Stollberg questioned whether the city could afford any of the properties. This is not a field of dreams. Just because we buy it doesnt mean someone will come and buy it (from the city,) he said. Man Con awarded contract for Garden Acres improvementsIn other business, commissioners awarded a $2.959 million contract for the Garden Acres Neighborhood Improvement Project to Man Con Inc. for water, sewer, drainage and landscaping improvements in the neighborhood. The vote was 3-1, Commissioner Boisvenue abstaining and Commissioner John Adornato absent. The funding is included in the FY12 Capital Improvement Plan. The Garden Acres neighborhood is the last residential area in the city without sewers. The project area is bounded by Commercial Boulevard on the north, NE 46 Court on the south, Dixie Highway on the east and NE 6 Avenue on the west. Commissioners also approved hiring Craven Thompson & Associates for $194,796 to provide construction engineering inspection services for the project. from 7 to 11 p.m. in front of Athena-By-The-Sea, 4400 N. Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea. 5-12 Secure document shredding from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Recycling DropOff Center, 401 SW 4 St., Deerfield Beach. One to five boxes or bags is $10 and six to ten boxes or bags is $20. Checks only. 954-480-4379. 5-14 The Wilton Manors Business Association meets at 6 p.m. at Naked Grape, 2163 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, for networking. 5-18 Free jazz concert during Mothers Day JazzBy-The-Sea from 1 to 4 p.m. at El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-TheSea. 5-19 Island City Canoe Race at 10 a.m. at Colohatchee Park Boat Ramp, SightingsContinued from page 16 See SIGHTINGS on page 25

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The Pelican 25 Friday, May 4, 2012 Lighthouse Point A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. for the Rev. Michael Joseph Hourigan, 71, pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 2700 NE 36 St. Archbishop Thomas Wenski will officiate at the mass at the church. Interment will follow at Our Lady, Queen Rev. Michael Joseph Hourigan, 71, pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, laid to rest todayof Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1500 S. State Road 7, North Lauderdale. Father Hourigan died April 30 after a brief period of failing health. He was appointed pastor at St. Pauls in October, 2010. and was pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Sunrise, serving there from June 1978 to October 2010. He also served as moderator of the North Broward Deanery of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women since 1985, as a member of the Archdioceses Presbyteral Council since 2001, as dean of the Northwest Broward Deanery and as a member of the First Archdiocesan Synod.SightingsContinued from page 241975 NE 15 Ave. Space is limited. 954-390-2130.For the Kids6-9 Junior Bass Tournament for ages 12 to 17 at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Cost is $75. 954-9851980.Government5-8 Wilton Manors City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 5-8 Pompano Beach City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. 5-8 Lighthouse Point City Commission meeting at 7:30 p.m. at city hall, 2200 N.E. 38 St. 5-8 Lauderdale-By-TheSea Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive. 5-16 Oakland Park Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 3650 NE 12 Ave. 5-15 Deerfield Beach Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 150 NE 2 Ave. Health, Safety & Environment5-11 AARP driving class from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dixon Ahl Senior Center, 2220 N.E. 38 St., Lighthouse Point. Reserve a spot by calling 954-946-6398. Pack a lunch, drink and snack. Classes also held July 13, Sep. 14 and Nov. 9. 5-17 Hurricane Preparedness Seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.See SIGHTINGS on page 27 WANTED PART TIME / FULL TIME Sales People For The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber Of Commerce. This Position Is Commission Only. Some Sales Experience Helpful And Must Enjoy Meeting People. Hours Are Flexible. Training Will Be Provided And Must Be Professional In Appearance. If Interested Please Call 954-914-5150 For InterviewHelp Wanted

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26 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFThey fought until the last flag was pulled, said Clenner Goodman, head coach for the Blanche Ely High School girls flag football team. On April 25, Ely lost to the district championship game to the varsity squad from Coconut Creek High School 18-12 at Ely, going five overtimes before losing. But, said Goodman, his girls never quit. They played Ely ag football team falls 1812 in district championship to the very end. It was just a hard fought game and thats the only overtime loss we had this season. During the season, Elys varsity girls team was 8 and 3 with the junior varsity a perfect 6 and 0. Goodman blamed the loss on a couple of missed opportunities and a bad call at the end of the game but said hes looking forward to next season. Im very proud of my girls and I look forward to coaching them next year. Mary Mannarino, Park Ridge Elementary; Sarah Hotaling, Deerfield Beach Elementary; Mary Anne Hadden, Quiet TeachersContinued from page 14Waters Elementary; Chjeryl North, Highlands Christian Elementary; Fiona Chen, Zion Lutheran Elementary; Catherine Sanghera, Deerfield Beach Middle; Monika Smith, Highlands Christian High School; Dawn Boothe, Deerfield Beach High School and Alyssa Mayer, Zion Lutheran High School.Tell The Pelican about your special event! 954-783-8700!

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The Pelican 27 Friday, May 4, 2012 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Mayor Roseann Minnet, fourth from right, helps cut the ribbon on Pedritos Bike Shop, 238 E. Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-By-TheSea. For more information on Pedritos Bike Shop call 954-652-1137. [Photo courtesy of Malcolm McClintock] 5-19 Flotilla 37 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold free vessel safety checks each day until May 25 at Pioneer Park Boat Ramp, 217 NE 5 Ave., Deerfield Beach. Safety checks start at 9 a.m. 954-755-4581.Music, Film & Theatre5-4 & 20 Little Women, The Musical at Sol Children Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Tickets $15 and $10. Call 561-4478829 5-12 Prisoner of 2nd Ave will be performed at the Tamarac Theatre of Performing Arts May 12 through June 3. Tickets are $25. 954-726-7898.Open Houses5-19 Fire Station 102 open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1441 SW 11 Way, Deerfield Beach. Tour the station, meet fire rescue personnel, paint a fire truck and meet Sparky the Fire Prevention Dog. 954-5713081.FridaysThe Pompano Beach Rotary Club meets Fridays at 12:15 p.m. at Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-786SightingsContinued from page 25 See SIGHTINGS on page 32

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28 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Rev. Hyvenson Joseph By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach Linda Marshall and her husband Frank McKey have one year to entice 200 homeowners here to have their yards certified as Naturescapes. Marshall has completed all the requirements of registering Deerfield with the National Wildlife Federation and now just needs residents to be aware that certification is easy. What they need is water a bird bath, lake, pond and plants that provide food, cover and shelter, Franklin said. She will come out and survey the situation, but anyone with an abundance of native trees and bushes and a water source will qualify. There is a $20 fee which goes to the Federation, although for a few weeks With the right plants and a little water any yard can be a true Naturescapemore, Marshall can certify yards for just $15. Broward County has the most certified cities of any in the U.S., Marshall said which makes Deerfields participation even more important. South Florida is important to the migration flyway because birds stop here and eat enough to make the long flight over water, the next leg of their journey to Central and South America. Marshall and McKey had a Naturescape exhibit at Earth Day on Saturday to explain the certification program. Anyone interested, can contact her at 954-464-7444. Among others exhibiting Earth-friendly wares was Jason Andreotta who brought both plain and wildly colorful rain barrels to the event. A standard blue barrel, sanded and primed for painting, is $110 from his company, RainLife Rain Barrels. For those not handy with a paint brush, Andreotta will connect them with a mural artist. At the Deerfield Builders Supply booth, Gretchen Dietrich was explaining the benefits of pavers made 95 percent from recycling material as well as showing insulated impact windows that meet the 2010 energy code. The windows, both safe and extremely decorative, can be fitted into fiberglass door frames that are guaranteed a lifetime. Although the weather was threatening, hundreds of residents came to the Central Campus Earth Day event to claim free trees and inspect the citys new solar energy system installed on the roof of the public works building. See more Earth Day pictures on page 29. Gretchen Dietrich shows new insulated impact glass door with berglass frame guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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The Pelican 29 Friday, May 4, 2012 [Left] Linda Marshall explains her mission to obtain Naturescape Certi cation for Deer eld Beach. [Above] Jason Andreotta with an artist-inspired rain barrel. 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.

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32 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSLast Thursday night at the store we had an awesome seminar featuring Art Sapp from the boat Native Son The topic of the evening was targeting blackfin tunas. It was on of the best seminars that I have ever been to. The information given by Art was invaluable. He has worked so many years to hone his skills to be the best and is not afraid of sharing to help other people. I have to tell you why I enjoyed it so much. In the world of fishing in South Florida, everybody wants to be an Art Sapp. Hes a sponsored fishermen whose life centers around competing and winning tournaments. He charter fishes and occasionally Be good at what your good at and pass it oncommercial fishes. Believe it or not, fishing is a tough life. Remember that everything is fun for the first month, than you have to do it everyday for the rest of your life. Every job has its good days and bad days. In the end its nice to see a tired fishermen who is still willing to give back to his fishing community. As far as the blackfin tuna talk he gave, it was unmatched compared to what I have seen in the past. If you are interested in getting better at catching any species of local fish I would suggest chartering the Native Son and Capt. Art Sapp. You wont regret it. Native Son can be reached at 954-444-0820 Get Tight! Send The Pelican your shing news! 954-783-8700 mdpelican@yahoo.com 3274.SaturdaysEvery Saturday 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. 954-7864507. 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. 954782-8096. 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. Kayak rentals are available Saturdays and SightingsContinued from page 27 See SIGHTINGS on page 34

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The Pelican 33 Friday, May 4, 2012 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach When an angler normally catches the big one it usually only brings a sense of pride and accomplishment. But with the arrival of May in Pompano Beach, catching the big one means possibly catching some big cash prizes May shing tournaments in Pompano offer big catches and lots of cash as well. The Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo, May 16 through 19, and the Saltwater Shootout, May 10 through 13, gives anglers the chance to haul in thousands of dollars in prize money. Brennan Robertson, site manager at Best Boat Club in the Pompano Marina, who has seen his fair share of tournaments, said he loves fishing for the pure fun of it. But, for him, competition makes an already thrilling pursuit even better. Its a way to take things up another level. [Theres] nothing like watching that fish coming in, putting it in the boat and knowing its going to be good enough to weigh, Robertson said. The Fishing Rodeo, now in its 47th year, will be held here at Alsdorf Park, 2843 NE 14 St. In years past, over $65,000 in prizes have been awarded during the Fishing Rodeo. Two years ago, the crew of the Native Son took home that tournaments $6,500 grand prize for a total purse of $15,600. It was pretty good to us yesterday and, god, did it love us today, said Art Sapp in 2010, captain of the Native Son. That was Native Sons third win; 2003 and 2005 were also championship years for the crew. High Gear took home the top honors in 2011 and similar winnings as Native Son But May isnt the end of the chance to win big money. The first of three tournaments known as the Saltwater Circuit, the See TOURNEYS on page 34 An angler with a sword sh, one of the many kinds of sh tournament participants will be looking for this momth. [Photo courtesy of Bobby Boyle]

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34 The Pelican Friday, May 4, 2012 Saltwater Shootout is held at the Hillsboro Inlet, 2705 N. Riverside Dr., Pompano Beach. Jamie Bunn, director of Saltwater Circuit, says at least $250,000 in prize money is up for grabs during the Shootout and $500,000 total during the life of this years Circuit. Bunn said this year there will be some new prize categories, including the Greenhorn prize for anglers who have never fished in the Saltwater Shootout before. Perhaps the most soughtafter single prize, the KDW, goes to the crew who catches a kingfish, dolphin and wahoo during a single day. This years KDW jackpot is so far up to $7,500. But two years ago, it was at a record $81,715 and went to the crew of the Rebound, which won a grand total of $99,025. The Saltwater Slam takes place June 7 through 10 and the Saltwater Showdown takes place Aug. 2 through 5. Visit www.bluewatermovements. com for more on the Saltwater Circuit. Visit /www. pompanofishingrodeo.com for more on the Fishing Rodeo. TourneysContinued from page 33 Sundays at Richardson Historic Park, 1937 Wilton SightingsContinued from page 32Drive, Wilton Manors. Visit www.AtlanticCoastKayak. com or 954-781-0073 for rates.SundaysSt. Elizabeths of Hungary Parish hosts a pancake breakfast at 3331 NE 10 Terrace, Pompano Beach, on every third Sunday of from 7:30 a.m. to noon. 954-263 8415.

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