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Friday, August 3, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 31 Wherever you are, read The Pelican @ pompanopelican.com • Send news to 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 BSO presents “Night Out” to help neighborhoods ght crimeBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Four North Broward cities served by the Broward Sheriff’s Of ce are among those taking part in the 29th annual “National Night Out Against Crime” set for Tuesday, Aug. 7. The nationwide event is designed to strengthen neighborhoods through law enforcement and community partnerships. National Night Out aims to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs and, most importantly, send a message to criminals that residents and law enforcement are standing together against crime. The events are an opportunity to get to know the BSO deputies who patrol local streets and unite with neighbors in the ght against crime.Pompano BeachEvents in Pompano Beach are set from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pompano Beach City Hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. On hand will be Mobile Mike, zumba dancers, Super Heroes, capoeira martial art dancers, Zimbabwe dancers, a mariachi band and Brazilian/Italian singer Erminio Spalla. A BSO SWAT vehicle and K-9 of cers, Pompano Beach Fire Rescue personnel and Police Women of Broward County are participating. A bounce house, face-painting, clowns and balloon-making are part of the festivities. There will also be Gamesxite, a mobile video game See NIGHT OUT on page 16 116 days left in 2012 Hurricane season By Kina NaydenovaHIDEAWAY MARINAPompano Beach As South Florida has been quite fortunate in the last years, people are getting more relaxed with their hurricane preparedness. With hurricane season already here, boat owners have an expensive asset to worry about. Getting a boat safe and ready can be a hassle, especially if there are no named storms out there, but the payoff at the end is quite worth it. Here are a few tips to follow to protect your boat: 1. Make sure boat insurance is current and covers your boat in the southern states if you travel. Some insurance companies will limit their coverage to certain states and you may have to purchase additional coverage if your boat is located in Florida. 2. Take pictures of the boat before the storm. In case your boat gets damaged during the storm, the picture will be proof of the condition it was in prior to the hurricane. 3. Remove all valuable equipment from your boat. 4. Keep registration, title, boat insurance and other boat documents You have the water, the plan, the shutters and the supplies, but have you remembered your boat? See BOAT on page 5Free bulk pickup encourages urban blightBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – While many residents who care for their own yards and landscaping use weekends for that chore, carrying the debris to the street is causing a rub in this city. According to city code, trash and bulk pick-ups are not allowed on the streets before 5 p.m. prior to the scheduled pick-up day and no later than 7 a.m. on the day of pick-up. Presently, bulk pick-up for Pompano Beach residents is twice weekly. But many residents leave palm fronds, coconuts or other trimmings on the street that could otherwise be cut up and placed in cans as vegetative trash, not bulk pick-up. So now the city wants residents to distinguish between vegetative trash and vegetative bulk. There is a difference. Tree limbs and larger vegetation that cannot be bundled, bagged or See VEGETATION on page 7Megan Weller, of Lenore Nolan-Ryan’s Cooking School, grills up some lobster tails during Lenore’s Lobster Bake By The Beach at El Prado Park in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea on July 25. The event, part of BugFest-By-The-Sea, featured Florida spiny lobster cooked by Lenore’s chefs. Diners could eat the lobster provided by Lenore’s or bring their own. The Lobster Bake also marked the rst day of the Great Florida Bug Hunt, a two-day contest that pitted divers against each other to see who could catch the biggest lobster. The winner, out of the 45 divers who signed up, was John Brady, of Sebastian, who hauled-in a lobster that weighed 9 lbs. 3 ounces. [Photo by Michael d’Oliveira] Help local students with school supplies. Drop off at The Pelican. All supplies accepted to bene t Stuff the Bus for Kids. 954-783-8700

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2 The PelicanFriday, August 3, 2012 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park – An ordinance that would have created a Commercial Boulevard Mixed Use Overlay District failed on second reading at Wednesday’s city commission meeting. In an earlier vote, the measure passed 3-1 but this week Commissioner Jed Shank voted no along with Commissioner Suzanne Boisvenue. Mayor Anne Sallee and Vice Mayor John Adornato voted for the change and Commissioner Shari McCartney abstained. The intent was to spur redevelopment and revitalization of the area, said Harris Hamid, director of Engineering and Community Development. Three-story, or 36-foot buildings are now allowed, with retail on the rst oor and residential units above. Setbacks would be 20 feet at the rear and 10 feet on Commercial Boulevard. “I don’t think now is the time to make a grand plan. It’s too soon,” resident Diane Wendt said at the July 18 meeting. “Nobody is going to buy that whole area.” She also cited traf c concerns. “Encouraging individual development is the right thing to do. Creating an overlay district is the wrong thing to do,” Wendt said. Resident Linda Martin said she was totally against the overlay district. “We don’t want all that traf c down our streets; and two-to-three story buildings are way too high. Why not just one-story, mom and pop shops? Why do we have to have this overlay and why so soon?” Mitchell Stollberg said he has been for the code change from day one and is still for it, “but maybe not a massive project.” He recommended one-to-two story buildings and looking for faade grants. He said it should bene t everyone. Don Lampasone, a general contractor, said no one can do much of anything with 50-foot lots the way they are now. He suggested passing the amendment to create an overlay district but doing a traf c study rst.Oakland Park puts aside changes to Commercial Blvd. business district “This is a gateway into the city,” said Mayor Sallee. “Everyone would like to see something happen to help the city and the neighborhood. The overlay district is a complement to what we have.” Family Fun DayPompano Beach – Splashes and Smiles Swim School will celebrate its 4th Annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Aquatic Center, 820 NE 18 Ave. It’s a day of swimming, diving boards, re trucks, snorkeling, games and raf es. The free event bene ts The Kid’s Cancer Foundation of South Florida. Call 954246-0665 for info or to help.

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The Pelican 3 Friday, August 3, 2012 Deer eld Beach AmTrust Bank at 3600 W. Hillsboro Blvd., was the venue for the Deer eld Beach Chamber of Commerce mid-summer networking opportunity last week. Host of the affair was Antonio Lasi, branch manager. AmTrust Bank hosts mid-summer event[Left] Ray Lanzi, representing Bank United, and Michael Caplan, owner of the Insurance Depot, enjoying the event. Kiki Martinson, president of the Chamber board, City Commissioner Bill Ganz, Chamber Executive Director Larry DeVille and Chamber Secretary Cindy Hall. Antonio Lasi and Frank Picciotti By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach – The city has ruled that TLC Recovery, a residence in The Cove for recovering addicts, can house up to six clients, three more than allowed by city code. The ruling, from Community Development Director Jerry Ferguson, was in answer to a hearing held last week where TLC sought a “reasonable accommodation” for its clients and asked to be permitted nine residents at a time. Such accommodation has been upheld by the courts under the American Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act which requires “dwelling of choice” for the disabled. The two acts also prohibits discriminating through zoning and requires that disabled people be reasonably TLC ruling a compromise Clients limited to six and parking restrictions addedSee TLC on page 26

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4 The PelicanFriday, August 3, 2012 SPECIAL TO THE PELICANThe Crockett Foundation will partner with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Zeta Rho Omega Chapter to host its fourth annual Community Health Festival, Sat. Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pompano Citi Center, 1955 N. Fed. Hwy., Pompano Beach. The Crockett Foundation Community Health Festival will serve over 2,000 individuals tomorrow. “This year we have added physicals for youth returning back to school,” said Henri Crockett, president/CEO of the Crockett Foundation. Local physicians and nurse practitioners will provide physicals. Other professionals will be providing services such as immunizations, health screenings for diabetes, Health fair at Citi Center hosts former NFL star Henri Crockett, physicians and funcholesterol, HIV, cancer and a host of other health concerns. Said Crockett, “As a child growing up in Pompano Beach, I was blessed with the ability to ignore all odds placed against me because I believed if I was able to do this then a lot of youth faced with the same circumstances could learn from me. At the end of the day when you really think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? In life we have options. We give up or ght for what we want. I chose to ght for the less fortunate so that one day they will be afforded the same opportunities that I have.” This year the children will be treated to face painting, bounce houses and other forms of live entertainment. Politicians will also be on hand to share their political views before the big election on Aug. 14. After the youth complete their “Pathway to Good Health Passport” that will be issued upon entering the venue, book bags lled with school supplies and survival items will be distributed on a rst come rst serve basis.

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The Pelican 5 Friday, August 3, 2012 SightingsA community calendar of Broward County. Email events to siren2415@gmail. com with you. 5. Find a marina that offers a hurricane storage plan. Many marinas will offer inside rack storage protection during the storm. For as little as $375 boaters have peace of mind with a secure spot for their boats. When choosing a marina, nd one that is closest to you and is hurricane-rated. In the midst of an approaching storm, there will be many chores. By choosing a marina nearby, you are saving time and protecting your boat. 6. Do a practice run to your chosen hurricane storage facility to get familiar with the canals, surroundings and depth of the waterways. 7. Top off your boat with fuel before the storm. If the storm disrupts power lines and you need gas for your car, you can siphon fuel out of your boat. 8. If you do not live in town, make arrangements with a neighbor, friend or relative to carry out your plans. 9. Ask your insurance company about discounts or reimbursements if you made arrangements for dry storage during the hurricane. For more information, call Kina Naydenova at Hide-aWay Marina 954-943-3200. BoatContinued from page 1By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park – The City of Oakland Park is taking steps to ease parking and sign regulations in order to help businesses thrive. “This is a necessary step in our renaissance,” said Commissioner Shari McCartney. She praised staff and businesses for “a wonderful collaboration.” Commissioners unanimously approved the ordinances to ease the rules. “This is a sign that Oakland Park is open for business,” said Vice Mayor John Adornato. Siegi Constantine, executive director of Oakland Park Main Street, said she was “tickled pink” with the changes. “It’s been a long time coming. I’m thrilled that the businesses will have more exibility with parking and signs.”Sign regulationsWith the new regulations, banner signs will be allowed and the number increased. Display is allowed only during business hours. Grand opening signs are now allowed for 90 days with registration and the use of special event signs increased to 60 days per year, up to 10 times with registration, no Sign and parking rules eased to stimulate business activitypermitting required. Ground signs up to 5 feet are now allowed on local roads. The changes also ease the rules on signs in windows. Window signs will now be allowed in every window [not to exceed 15 percent of the window] on ground oor establishments. The code allows two per window in no more than two windows. On free-standing structures, two signs will be allowed but no more than one per faade. Multi-tenant signs can now be 20 feet in height on a major roadway. Previously, signs couldn’t exceed 15 feet in height. “We’re making the process easy with a simple registration,” said Harris Hamid, director, Engineering and Community Development. Keith Milam, owner of Garden Works, said, “Times are tough. Banners increase my business tremendously. It’s better to have businesses with banners than to have boarded up businesses,” he said. “I can’t tell you how exciting this is,” said Gary Lanham, a real estate broker See PARKING on page 18 8-2 – Greater Deer eld Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts Breakfast N’ Deer eld with guest speaker State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff at Hilton Hotel Deer eld, 100 Fairway Drive, Deer eld Beach, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. 954-427-1050. 8-4 – Crockett Family Health & Community Festival held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pompano Citi Centre, corner of Copans Road and Federal Highway. Free health screenings and See SIGHTINGS on page 7

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6 The PelicanFriday, August 3, 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 31 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Send your letter to the editor siren2415@gmail.com Captain, a male schnauzer mix, is about two years old, house broken and ready to go to an adult home or one with older children. He was rescued from animal control. You can come meet Captain and all his friends at The Florida Humane Society, 3870 N. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach, Thursday through Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. or go to www. oridahumanesociety.org or call 954-974-6152.Take Captain home Do not approve Pompano amendments on alcohol sales and ethics law, says readerTo the Editor, Having read last week’s Pelican I was compelled to write an alternate viewpoint to Commissioner Barry Dockswell’s article. Although I have great respect for Commissioner Dockswell, I strongly believe that voting “yes” on Proposed Admendments 1 & 3, would be detrimental to the residents of our city. Below I will explain why. Proposed Amendment # 1 Sale of Alcoholic Beverages In Pompano Beach, present law prohibits the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and from 2 a.m. to Noon on Sundays. A “yes” vote for this item would allow our commission to change those times, thereby allowing for extension of the times to possibly 4 a.m. or 6 a.m., which is what they have suggested their intent is to do. I strongly would advise a vote of “no” on this item, citing public safety concerns. Changing these times allows for the possibilities that impaired motorists will take to the streets at times both school buses and children are taking to the streets for the school day. Proposed Amendment # 3 Exemption from the Ethics Code Pompano Beach Commissioners wish to exempt themselves from complying with the nancial disclosure requirements of the Code of Ethics which we voted for. During the last referendum, voters clearly favored that all elected of cials comply with the Code of Ethics applicable to Broward County of cials. It was passed with 75 percent of the vote. The code requires county commissioners to reveal quarterly the amount of income they receive from outside sources and identify the source of this income. Elected city of cials are presently required to report their income annually. The purpose of the nancial disclosure is to discourage unlawful behavior and corruption. Reporting outside income makes it easier for the activities of the commission to be identi ed. This was added to the code to attempt to break the “Pay to Play” attitude that has dominated the headlines of public corruption for the past decade in Broward County at all levels of government. I ask our residents to vote “no” on this item. Travis Williams Pompano BeachLetters Resident says city should be just as good at xing things as it is at breaking themTo the Editor, In January 1998, I migrated to Pompano Beach. Until recently, I’ve never regretted that move. I know the whole country seems to be going badly, in a hand-basket, it seems. But I think we could be doing better. Today, I look around within my comfort zone and see what looks like a third world enclave amid the Coast of Paradise. Why are we so good at breaking things and so bad at xing them back up? A case in point is our little Eden, Hillsboro Inlet Park, right across the inlet from the lighthouse. Have you seen what they have done in the name of “repairs?” Inch by inch, they closed off section after section, brought in huge cranes, workers, materials and other wherewithal in order to improve the ocean walls. Great. We needed that, and the jobs, and a boost to the economy and beauti cation, and on and on. And then, right in the middle of the job, they pulled out the cranes, left the park cordoned off with fences covered with green mesh, sent the workers somewhere else and stopped work. Why? Residents [and probably guests too] had been able to use the small [free] shing pier; no more. Children and parents and old-timers [like me] could enjoy the atmosphere and appreciate its bene ts; we still can See REPAIRS on page 19 New sticker law discriminates against winter residentsTo the Editor, Discrimination can take many forms, but a recent act by the Deer eld Beach Commission cries out to be exposed. What could possibly be the rationale behind the newly adopted ordinance that regulates the beach parking stickers? It denies anyone other than a Florida registered voter or a homesteaded property owner the privilege of spending $100 to purchase a beach parking sticker. That may be the criteria used in other cities, but it was not a requirement of Deer eld’s previous ordinance. This commission never does any research, so they do not know the history of the beach properties and how they were nanced. Those lots were purchased when I was mayor with a revenue bond issue. Since there were no meters at the time, we had to name a source for the repayment of the bonds. We chose FP&L franchise fees. In reality then, anyone who paid an electric bill for a residence in Deer eld Beach technically paid for the lots and should be permitted to buy a sticker. The only people denied stickers were those businesses that paid electric bills but were not Deer eld residents. Those revenue bonds were paid off in 2006 and the franchise fees were diverted to pay for the mitigation center and the See BEACH PARKING on page 27Wilton Manors 1st Annual Church Wide Yard Sale to bene t Rejoice School of the Arts will be held at the Covenant Campus of New Presbyterian Church, 512 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 7 a.m. to noon. Furniture, tools, clothing, dishes, antiques, appliances, toys, jewelry, sports equipment, home baked goodies and much more! Yard sale

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The Pelican 7 Friday, August 3, 2012 tied are considered vegetative bulk. The new regulations represent the city’s attempt to improve its “curb appeal.” One resident said that saving the weekend yard trimmings for the next trash day would be inconvenient. City Manager Dennis Beach questioned that. “You produce garbage every day, but you don’t take it out until trash day.” Russ Ketchem, recycling specialist, says residents don’t believe they are doing something bad when they leave two fronds and three coconuts on the side of the street. There are people who are aware of their illegal dumping, but catching them would be dif cult says Ketchem. Lawn service owners in cities like Fort Lauderdale where bulk pick-up is only once a month, pay Pompano Beach residents for lawn space to dump Pompano vegetative material on their lawns, a practice that adds to the city’s blight. “We have caught and prosecuted some [illegal dumpers],” he said. But added that it’s hard to prove anyone accepted money. Ketchem says there is a “huge need to educate the public.” Part of that education may end up with immediate nes for those who fail to follow the codes set for trash pickup, but it won’t happen soon. Ketchem says the Waste Management contract has two more years. “It’s set to expire, and I don’t know what will happen. It’s a stalemate,” he said. Some of cials and staff want monthly bulk pick-up, an action that would reduce the number of large trucks on the streets and make it easier to track residents who put trash on the streets at the wrong time. VegetationContinued from page 1 giveaways will be offered. 954-943-4685. 8-4 – Monthly beach cleanup in Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the pavilion at the end of Commercial Boulevard. 954640-4200. 8-7 – National Night Out Against Crime from 6 to 9 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, Pavilion 10, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deer eld Beach. 954571-4552. 8-7 – National Night Out Against Crime from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kiwanis Club of Wilton Manors, 2749 NE 14 Ave. 954-444-4815. 8-10 – GMF Music Group presents the Voices of Worship Tour at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8 St., Fort Lauderdale, at 8 p.m. Event features Vashawn Mitchell, performing his hit, “Nobody’s Greater,” Kim Burrell and T-Dogg. Admission is $45, $55 for VIP. Visit www. gmfmusicgroup 8-11 – City shred from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Recycling Drop-Off Center, 401 SW 4 St., Deer eld Beach. Cost is $10 for one to ve boxes or bags and $20 for six to ten. Checks only. 954-480-4379. 8-11 – “Lenny” will be performed at the Tamarac Theatre of the Performing Arts, 7143 Pine Island Road. Tickets are $25 each or the summer special price of two for $25. Play runs through Aug. 26. 954-726-7898. 8-11 – Sheriff’s Community Day & Backpack Giveaway from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 St., Deer eld Beach. 954-4225818. 8-16 – Greater Deer eld Chamber of Commerce hosts After Hours N’ Deer eld from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 225 Northeast Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton. 954-427-1050. 8-19 – Garage sale at the Herb Skolnick Center, 800 Southwest 36 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by Scleroderma Foundation of Southeast Florida. Vendors wanted. 954798-1854. 8-24 – Book sale at the Oakland Park Library 1298 NE 37 St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of the Oakland Park Library. 954-630-4370. Book sale resumes on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 9-1 – Tickets for Night At The Ballpark are on sale at Wilton Manors City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive, for $35 each. Cost includes bus ride to and from Marlins Stadium which departs from Wilton Manors Elementary School, 2401 NE 3 Ave., at 5 p.m. Sponsored by Wilton Manors CAAB. 954-390-2100. 9-23 – FAU professor and activist Mike Budd leads a discussion on Rachel Maddow’s new book, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power and the U.S. Love Affair with War. Event is free. Donations are requested. Event is at 1 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft Lauderdale, 3970 NW 21 Ave., Oakland Park. 908-477-7812.FridaysPompano Proud meets every second Friday of the month at McNab Park, 2250 E. Atlantic Blvd., from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Every second Sunday the group meets at Galuppi’s, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, at 6 p.m. 954-562-3232. The Pompano Beach Rotary Club meets Fridays at 12:15 p.m. at Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-786-3274.SaturdaysPony rides are available at Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park, 1600 NE 5 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3 per ride. 954-786-4507. The Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club Westside meets the rst and third SightingsContinued from page 5 See SIGHTINGS on page 21

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8 The PelicanFriday, August 3, 2012 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. You can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. Briefs Lighthouse tour this SaturdayHillsboro Beach Walk up to the top for a view of the hemisphere this Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Hillsboro Lighthouse. To get to the tour, meet Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society members at the Sands Harbor Marina, 125 N. Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach beginning at 8:45 a.m. The rst boat launches at 9 a.m., and the last boat leaves at 2:30 p.m. The shuttle runs back and forth. The United States Coast Guard regulations require that in order to climb the Lighthouse, visitors must have at shoes with rubber soles and closed toes. No sandals, ip ops, or shoes with heels are allowed inside the lighthouse. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be a minimum of 48” (4 feet) tall to climb the tower. No pets are allowed. The Hillsboro Lighthouse Museum and Visitor’s Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is located at Hillsboro Inlet Park, 2700 North Ocean Boulevard in Pompano Beach. Admission to the lighthouse Museum and Visitor’s Center is free. The remaining lighthouse tour dates for 2012 are Sept. 8, Oct.13 and Nov.17. The light beam from the Hillsboro Lighthouse can be seen 28 nautical miles out to sea, making it the most powerful lighthouse beam in the world. Michael Cruz, Monica Cavaioli-Cruz, Bella (the dog) Maria Zubero-Cruz and Jacek OzypBy Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFMaria Zubero-Cruz is enthused about owning her own insurance agency and she describes how it all came about. “My mom was an Allstate agent, and I followed in her footsteps to become one, too. After the last hurricane everything began to change. The big companies like Allstate and State Farm faced huge claims. As a result many of them stopped insuring most residences. A need was created. My husband and I realized that an independent insurance agency, which has the opportunity to represent a variety of companies, could answer that need. We opened Floridian Coastline Group in 2007 at 2450 E. Commercial Blvd., Suite 203 in Fort Lauderdale.” “I was inactive in our business until I left Allstate in 2009 to run this family business,” she explains. Floridian Coastline Group has three licensed agents and two customer service people. We represent a number of well known companies such as Progressive, Traveler’s, G.M.A.C. Insurance and more. This gives us access to a number of alternate carriers so we can nd a perfect match for our clients. Being bi-lingual is a plus, too. There are many Spanish speaking and Brazilian property owners in this area and we are able to communicate with them in their rst languages, Spanish and Portuguese. They appreciate that.”Floridian Coastline Group, an independent insurance agency, offers a variety of companies for the insuredAsked how she helps clients get insurance for their residences, she says, “We try to nd the best coverage for the best rate. As your readers know, because of the high damage costs created by the last hurricane, coverage is expensive. When I see the devastation all over our country caused by oods, out of control res, and tornadoes, I think we, in Florida, are penalized unfairly because we live along the coast.” Automobile insurance is another matter, she admits. “All car owners must have car insurance and everyone wants the best rate that we can get for them. Once again, we can evaluate what the companies we represent have available. We do the evaluating for the client. It’s an individual issue. Rates are determined by many factors starting with the ages of drivers, place of residence, zip code, driving record and more. We program in these individual factors and then nd the best company and the best rate for that person or family.” Marine insurance is similar to auto insurance in that the right policy is determined by many factors like the type of craft, location and other speci cs. Business insurance rates vary according to need. The size and type of a business and its location are just a few of the factors that are taken into consideration. For example, a restaurant needs liability, See COASTLINE on page 9

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The Pelican 9 Friday, August 3, 2012 property, spoilage, workers’ compensation business interruption and maybe re and ood. A contractor needs general liability, commercial vehicle insurance, tool and large equipment insurance and workers compensation. Zubero-Cruz says, “Once again, each client is different. We are like a shopping center for insurance choices. This is our advantage over captured agents like Allstate and State Farm. They do not have the options we can offer. In our area, all property insurances include hurricane coverage. “As an agent,” she continues, “one builds relationships with customers. When their claims have been well handled, they become very loyal and that’s why new independent companies, such as ours, can compete.” She advises South Floridians to photograph or create a video of property, accessories and furnishings inside and out. Keep receipts for major items, recheck policies and see your agent annually to be sure you are properly covered. Call 954-302-4531 for more information. CoastlineContinued from page 8 Dist. 25 State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff, center, with LauderdaleBy-The-Sea Mayor Roseann Minnet and Mark Silver, president of the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Chamber of Commerce, at Blue Moon Fish Co. in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea on July 27 during the chamber’s monthly Power Breakfast. [Staff photos] [Left] Guy Contrada, of Aruba Restaurant with Lucke Ricciuti of Village Grille. Blue Moon hosts LBTS Chamber with Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff as guest of honor Lauderdale-By-The-Sea – During the latest Power Breakfast, hosted by the Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea Chamber of Commerce at Blue Moon Fish Co., on July 27, Dist. 25 State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff spoke with chamber members and took questions about the Affordable Care Act, Broward County government and other issues. Bogdanoff’s district encompasses Broward and Palm Beach counties and includes Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Pompano Beach, Deer eld Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton.Alan Forgea, director at Blue Moon Fish Co, right, with Blue Moon owner Baron Skorish behind the breakfast spread Blue Moon provided chamber members.

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10 The PelicanFriday, August 3, 2012 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-7838700. Briefs By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFBetty DiMaio looks too young to be a retired vice president of operations for American Express in Manhattan. She and her husband, Alfred, a retired political science professor at Long Island University, became Floridians in 2007. Shortly after, DiMaio became a volunteer for the Democratic party working as hard and putting in as many hours as she once did on her salaried job. Asked why she does this, she says, “Everything, including every right that I thought was secure, is being challenged again. It so enrages me that I feel I must do something to be part of the solution. This is my motivation for working as hard as I did for a paycheck. To lead volunteers, one must have the skills I acquired from years as a business executive. I am so happy to use these skills in something I believe in.” DiMaio currently serves as the treasurer of the North Broward Democratic Club, Area Party Leader responsible for getting out the vote in Joanne Goodwin [Left] and Betty DiMaio are proud to be elected delegates to the Democratic National Convention where they will network and energize one another to keep on giving what it takes to re-elect President Obama. [Photo courtesy of Joanne Goodwin] Democratic volunteer Betty DiMaio works non-stop for the re-election of President Obama See DEMOCRAT on page 21 Lighthouse Point Kaylee Baker, granddaughter of Pat Noble, member of The Garden Club of Lighthouse Point, receives rst place award in Broward County’s Poster Contest “Solution for Sustainable Schools.” Her winning poster was entitled “Green Shopping”. Kaylee of Deer eld Beach Middle School was challenged by teacher Susie Pinnell to enter the contest sponsored by the Broward County Pollution Prevention, Remediation & Air Quality Division in support of the Master Partnership Agreement with the School Board. As part of the poster contest, students illustrated sustainable school ideas in areas of energy ef ciency, waste reduction, alternative transportation, green shopping, anti-idling and water reduction. 442 posters were received for judging. The winning posters will be used to create the 2013 Clean Air Calendar. To request a copy of the 2013 calendar, send an email to airoutreach@ broward.org starting in November 2012.Deer eld student takes rst in poster Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca with Kaylee Baker and mother, Cheryl Baker

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12 The PelicanFriday, August 3, 2012 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – There are many ways to avoid foreclosure. But doing nothing is not one of them. That is the message that of cials from Pompano Beach, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fannie Mae and others have for those who have found themselves in danger of losing their homes.When it comes to foreclosure, doing nothing is not an optionOn July 28, Pompano hosted a free foreclosure prevention workshop at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, providing information on programs designed to help stave off foreclosure. Representatives from Bank of America and Chase were also on hand to see if those in attendance quali ed for assistance. Those facing foreclosure can try and turn their situations around through a short sale, loan modi cation, forbearance, mortgage reduction plans or through nancial assistance programs through the federal government. “Please do not sit and wait for foreclosure,” said Sharon Mclennon, real estate broker and certi ed distressed property expert with Splendor Realty. Mclennon said even a short sale is a better option than foreclosure, which can severely damage a homeowner’s credit. A short sale occurs when a person’s home is worth less than what they owe to the bank and they can no longer afford the monthly payments. Most banks require proof of See FORECLOSURE on page 20

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The Pelican 13 Friday, August 3, 2012 Incident outside Lighthouse Point Publix results in two arrestsBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – An altercation outside the Publix Supermarket in Venetian Isles this week led to the arrest of two Pompano Beach men on charges of battery. According to police reports, Pablo Vivanco, 23, spotted Shaun McClain, 22, in the store and followed him out of the west door where he attacked him with his sts and his belt buckle. Security cameras show the defendant following the victim. Cameras caught the assault and the participation of Noberto Vivanco, 61, Pablo’s father, who held McClain so he could not defend himself. Lt. Jack Vaccaro, public information of cer for the police department, said the two young men knew each other and Monday’s incident stemmed from a prior dispute. Vaccaro did not know the nature of the dispute. McClain, who lives in Deer eld Beach, did not suffer serious injury. When the ght broke out, LHP Of cer Michael Rowan was in the store. He made his way to the scene, stopped the assault and arrested the Vivancos. In other news. . Lt. Vaccaro was named public information of ce for the local department this week succeeding Commander Mike Oh who has held the position for 13 years. Vaccaro is a 20-year veteran of the department. Oh was promoted to patrol commander.Street construction will be ongoingLighthouse Point – Work to replace a force main at NE 45 Street and Lighthouse Drive closed the area for two days this week, Utilities Director Art Graham said. Connecting the 16-inch pipe may require the area to be closed once more next week, he added. The work is being done under a county contract and includes replacement of a water pipe under Lighthouse Drive, which when that construction begins later this month, may require the road be closed for one more day. Rehabilitating the city’s sewer system has been completed in the north end between NE 48 and 51 streets and in the south end around the marina. Graham said this week the city will determine which zone will receive the sewer pipe liners next. The work involves lining the old pipes with a material which makes them like new. Eventually, over a three year period, every pipe from every address in the city that connects to the street sewer line will be relined.

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16 The Pelican Friday, August 3, 2012 The Pelican covers Northeast Broward County with your news. Call 954-783-8700. Now Online • www.pompanopelican.com Night OutContinued from page 1 center, show cars from Eddie Accardi and appearances by Miami Dolphins cheerleaders. Information will be available on Citizen Observer Patrol, or COPs, Explorers and CyberVisor. Free food and drinks will be served.Lauderdale-By-TheSeaEvents are scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. at El Prado Park at 4500 El Mar Drive in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Presentations are planned on identity theft and scam prevention, cyber crime and computer safety and prescription drug abuse and awareness. A Marine patrol vessel, marked Dodge Challenger and SWAT rescue vehicle will be on display. Information will be available and recruitment planned for the Citizen Observer Patrol program and CyberVisor. Free food and soft drinks will be served. Oakland ParkActivities start at 6:30 p.m. at Collins Center at 3900 NE 3 Ave. in Oakland Park. Participants will enjoy a bike rodeo and music. Bikes can be registered at the event, and crime safety tips will be offered. School supplies will be distributed. Hot dogs and snow cones will be served.Deer eld BeachFrom 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. there will be rock climbing, a bounce house, obstacle course, music, refreshments and law enforcement demonstrations. All activities will take place at Quiet Waters Park at 401 S. Powerline Rd. in Deer eld Beach.

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The Pelican 17 Friday, August 3, 2012 Readers will nd The Pelican at the Lowe’s entrance in Pompano Beach Call 954-783-8700 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – Construction began this week on the Pioneer Park boat ramp and that may cause boaters some inconvenience. The $387,000 project is expected to be completed in November. The project is being financed by grants from the Florida Inland Navigational District and Boat ramp improvements begin at Pioneer Park; music fest at the beachBroward’s Better Boating Improvement program will greatly improve the ramp, access roads and parking. Built in 1978, the ramp launches 8,000 small boats a year into the Hillsboro River which has direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean by way of the Boca Raton Inlet and the Hillsboro Inlet. It is located just east of Dixie Highway and north of Southeast 2 Street. Parks and Recreation Director Walt Bratton said the facility will remain open for much of the construction, but may have to close when crucial work is being done. The current ramp is being rebuilt to a lesser grade [boaters complain it is currently too steep], improvements are being made to the entrance of the park, access road, traffic pattern and retention wall. In addition, boaters will have 28 more vehicle/trailer parking spaces, restrooms that comply with ADA standards and a water spigot for rinsing off their vessels. Summertime Country FestDeerfield Beach – The beach is the place for a country music jam Saturday, Aug. 4, beginning at noon. Four entertainers will be on the main beach parking lot stage, 149 SE 21 Ave., starting with Shane Duncan at 1:30 p.m., followed by Andrew Morris at 3:30 p.m., the David Ray Band at 5:30 p.m. and the Tom Jackson Band at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be sold. Brings chairs and blankets for seating. This free event is sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department.

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18 The Pelican Friday, August 3, 2012 Tell The Pelican about your news or event! 954-783-8700 ParkingContinued from page 5 “When I put signs out, I get 11 to 12 walk ins.”Parking rulesCommissioners also approved an ordinance to ease parking regulations, decreasing the number of required spaces in many instances and providing exibility. Staff examining the code for parking regulations that could discourage economic development found many instances. For example, the required parking was changed for retail shopping centers 30,000 square feet and greater from one space for 250 square feet of gross oor area to one space for 325 square feet. Restaurants providing outdoor seating with service were required to have one parking space for every 40 square feet. With the new rules, two tables are allowed in an area no more than 100 square feet without having to provide additional parking. “I’m very excited about this. I never thought I would be so excited about parking spaces,” Commissioner McCartney said.

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The Pelican 19 Friday, August 3, 2012 RepairsContinued from page 6[partially] if we’re willing to be in the middle of a huge mess. What can be done to have our park back? Do we have to cast votes for or against candidates? Does the Pompano Pelican have any powers of persuasion with the pezzi di novanta [Translation: see the movie Godfather ] who run our fair city? Steve Gioe Pompano Beach In an interview with The Pelican Robert McCaughan, Pompano’s Public Works Administration director, said that the city ran into unexpected construction problems with the project and permitting delays caused by Broward County. McCaughan estimates the project should be completed by Aug. 23. [ed]Sign up now and save for Dunn’s RunDeerfield Beach – Early entrees into the annual Dunn’s Run, planned this year for Sunday, Oct 7, save $10 off the registration fee. Those who sign up online by August 12, pay only $25 to participate either in a 5-mile run or the 15 K-walk which begins and ends at the beach. This year, more activities for children are planned including a kids’ fun run, a bounce house, visits with T.D., the Miami Dolphins mascot and Billy the Marlin. Breakfast is being served by Panera Bread. The traditional pre-event party, held each year at The Cove/Two Georges, is Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Runners and walkers can register then. Fee is $35.Tell The Pelican about your news! 954-783-8700

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20 The Pelican Friday, August 3, 2012 nancial hardship for a person to qualify for a short sale. Local radio personality Tamara G., who emceed the event, recently sold her former three bedroom, three bath townhouse for $138,000 through a short sale; a property she originally purchased for $300,000. She advised audience members to make sure that if they do commit to a short sale the contract states that the bank can’t come back in the future and demand the difference. For those who feel they just need a little help to stay in their home, banks offer options such as forbearance and loan modi cation. Homeowners who are unemployed or behind on their mortgage payments can also receive assistance up to $42,000 in loans from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD. Modi cation allows homeowners to lower the interest rate on their loan or extend the number of years on their mortgage. Forbearance allows homeowners to take a break of up to one year on their mortgage payments, often with a reduced interest rate. At the end of that time, the bank will add the amount of the unpaid mortgage payments into the total amount still owed on the home. “It all depends on what you’re eligible for but most times your interest rate is reduced,” said Evett Francis, senior business developer at Fannie Mae. Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher urged those in attendance to let others know about the programs available. “The City of Pompano Beach is no different from any other city. I know that you’re hurting out there. Spread the word; help each other,” said Fisher. And while many homeowners are still hurting, the situation has improved. “Things are getting better. The fact that there’s empty seats here is a good thing,” said Armando Fana, HUD’s Miami Field Of ce director. “We still have a long way to go.” According to the Broward Property Appraiser’s Of ce, the number of foreclosures is down this year so far. In 2010, Broward saw 18,427 foreclosures, the highest since the housing market crashed. In 2011, the number was 10,158. This year, only 3,779 foreclosures have been led to date. But with conditions improving, of cials warned, homeowners still need to be vigilant when it comes to seeking help and whom they seek help from. Fana told audience members that they should never pay a private loan modi cation rm upfront. “It’s illegal to charge upfront in the State of Florida. If someone charges you upfront, you’re probably not going to see them again, and you’ll be out $2,000 or $3,000. Let the folks who have been doing this for years handle it. Do not pay. It’s free,” he said. “Don’t try to do this on your own.” For more information, visit www.makinghomeaffordable. gov, www.portal.hud.gov or www.mortgagegrants.com. ForeclosureContinued from page 12

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The Pelican 21 Friday, August 3, 2012 WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Rev. Hyvenson Joseph 60 precincts, and Neighborhood Team Leader for Organizing for America, the President’s re-election campaign. All of these efforts are grass roots organizations mobilizing local volunteers to maximize Democratic vote turnout. She explains. “Broward County is very active and very important in Florida because it must compensate for the de cit of Democrats in other Florida counties. Our goal is to keep enthusiasm and involvement high in the county for this reason.” “My husband, Al, joins me in this effort. He currently teaches voter registration training to people who volunteer to register voters. This is a very important part of our campaign because of Florida’s restrictive voter suppression law, parts of which have been declared illegal by the courts. This law handicapped voter registration for both parties in the early part of our campaigns, so now we are concentrating to make up for lost time. This important function was done by League of Women Voters, the NAACP, and Rock the Vote, a focus to involve young voters.” DiMaio organizes volunteers to contact Democratic voters through door-to-door campaigns, telephone banks, meetings and house parties. As a volunteer coordinator, she attempts to give other volunteers a satisfying experience. According to one of her phone bank volunteers she succeeds. Pauline Ulitsch says, “I’ve volunteered with Betty’s phone banks a number of times. She’s always right there with her team and she makes each volunteer feel that the time given was very important to the cause. Her pep and enthusiasm makes me want to help again and again.” Recently DiMaio had her rst fund raiser for Gerri Ann Capotosto, a candidate for the State House. “I raised $1,200 for Gerri and it was a satisfying experience. I’m really hoping she’ll win.” A high point in her volunteer leadership role is her election, along with Joanne Goodwin, president of the North Broward Democratic Club, to be a delegate to the National Democratic Convention. “I’m thrilled to have this networking opportunity to meet with and energize people like me from all over the country to re-elect President Barack Obama.” Joanne Goodwin says, “Betty is one of the most focused women I have ever met. Her organizational skills and her ability to understand and to provide a solution to the many challenges she faces on a daily basis, is an amazing quality. I have learned a great deal from her, and it is always my pleasure and an honor to work along side of her.” DiMaio smiles and admits that “I often think about the intensity and demands of my current responsibilities. I’m doing this short term. Every day I ask myself, ‘What do I have to do to make it to November?’ My good health helps me hold myself together despite never eating correctly or having time to exercise. Friends like Joanne and Wanda Francis who work as hard as I do give me the energy to keep up this intense pace. I always felt the way I do, but retirement enabled me to really become the party activist I am. “My reward is seeing people join me in trying to reach the promise we are all talking about—true equality of opportunity for every American.” This amazing woman says she has no political ambitions for herself and she concludes the interview with, “I do not look beyond getting our President re-elected.” The Pelican thanks DiMaio for her efforts in reminding every American of the importance of one vote. DemocratContinued from page 10 Saturday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954782-8096. The Deer eld Beach West Kiwanis Club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 9 a.m. at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 St., Deer eld Beach. 954-54-7329883. Kayak rentals are available Saturdays and Sundays at Richardson Historic Park, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. 954-781-0073.SightingsContinued from page 7

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22 The Pelican Friday, August 3, 2012 Tell The Pelican about your news! 954-783-8700 Classi eds Call 954-545-0013 Use The Pelican Classi eds to get the job done. Call 954-7838700 Mechanic Shop for RentPompano Beach Rent this mechanical shop attached to a busy Texaco Station. Rent is negotiable. HELP WANTEDAFRAID OF DOWNSIZING? Start building a business to supplement your income. Great earnings potential on a part-time basis with Primerica. Call 954729-0192. 8/3 NOW HIRING SHORT ORDER COOKS!! Part Or Full Time. All Shifts. Open 7 Days. Apply 2211 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors – Courtyard Caf. 8-17 POMPANO BEACH – MECHANIC/COUNTER PERSON NEEDED For WellKnown Texaco Fuel Station. References & Experience. Good People Person. Call George 954-941-2600. SEEKING EMPLOYMENTCAREGIVER/COMPANION Caucasian Woman. 25 Years Experience To Assist & Care For Your Loved Ones. Days / Eves / Nights. References Avail. 954-482-5494. 8-3 HHA – SEEKS Live-in Or Out. Will Do Light Housekeeping, Prepare Meals, Doctor’s Visit. Speak English. US Citizen. Exp’d. References Available. Willing To Travel. 561-9081017. 8-3 CNA / HHA SEEKING Position To Care For Sick / Elderly. Very Loving & Compassionate. Part-time 4 to 5 Hours Per Day. Affordable Rate! Car, References. 754-234-0969. 8-3 CNA / AID Seeking Position To Care For The Sick Or Elderly. Very Honest & Caring. Have Own Car. 305-494-8827 Or 786-202-3606. 8-3 CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT – Licensed, Experienced, References – Level 2 Background Check. Will Care For The Elderly. Mon-Fri Days – 10/12 Hour Shifts. 954-270-0639. 8-3 LICENSED CNA – 1 On 1 Patient Care In Home, Retirement Community Or Hospital, Etc. Assist With Medication & All Personal Care Provided. 754-214-6227 Or 954-682-9101. 8-3 MALE CNA / HHA / COMPANION. Broward County Area. Former EMT. All Certi cations / Compassionate, References. Call Ron 954-2322832. Very Reasonable! 8-3 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. 8-24 HANDYMAN – PAINTING – CARPENTRY – Pressure Cleaning. Decks! Everything Around The House. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call 561-350-3781. 8-3 HONEST HANDYMAN – HOME & BUILDING Maintenance/Improvements. No Job Too Small. Fast Friendly Service. Reasonable Rates. Local Resident/Homeowner. Call Today For Your FREE Upfront Quote. No Deposit Required. 754-366-1915. 8-3 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESNew GREEN technology. New defroster control saves energy in home refrigerators, commercial chillers. Patented. All optical. Simple mfg. Strategic partners needed..www.NewAvionics.Com. 954-568-1991. CMUSICIANS WANTEDThe American Legion Symphonic Band is now accepting new members for the 2011-2012 season. College age to “seasoned seniors” are welcome. Rehearsals are held on Wed. evenings at American Legion Post 142 in Pompano. Percussionists, oboe, bassoon, trombone and euphonium players are especially needed. If you enjoy “making music,” call Jim McGonigal, Music Director at 954647-0700 for more info. REAL ESTATE SERVICESSELLING OR BUYING Choose Someone You Can Trust. 18 Years Experience. English, French, Spanish, Greek. Yvette Gaussen – YES WE CAN REALTY 954-6147773 Or 954-773-8340. 8-3 BUYING / SELLING – IN U.S. OR ABROAD? Call Me I Am Your Coldwell Banker Referral Agent. I Can Help You Today! No Fee. Barbara 954-980-6204. Also Florida Notary Services. 8-3 STUDIO / EFFICIENCYPOMPANO BEACH STUDIO In Quiet 4 Unit Building Just 900’ To Beach. $700/Month Includes Electric & Direct TV. For Details 954-785-5837. 8-3 CEMETERY PLOTS2 PREMIUM LOTS – SIDE BY SIDE. Forest Lawn Cemetery For Sale. $1,500 OBO Call 561-6039383. C.REAL ESTATE WANTEDI BUY HOUSES!! CASH!! AS IS! QUICK CLOSE! ANY AREA – ANY CONDITION! NO EQUITY OK. CALL NOW 954-914-2355. 10-19 CONDOS FOR SALEPOMPANO BEACH – DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!! Pet Friendly! 2/2 AT THE BREAKERS! $265K. Also For Rent. Call Juliana At Barclay’s For Details. 1-305-766-4420. POMPANO BEACH – SEA HAVEN. Magnificent Waterfront Complex! Super Clubhouse! State Of The Art Gym!. 2 Blocks To Beach. Covered Parking, Security. Heated Pool. 1 & 2 Bedrooms. From $120,000. Coldwell Banker – Barbara. 954-6291324. 8-3

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The Pelican 23 Friday, August 3, 2012 In Wilton ManorsPublix, 2633 N. Dixie Hwy. CVS, 1150 NE 26 Street Red’s Bar, 2610 N. Dixie Hwy. Stork’s Bakery, 2505 NE 15 Ave. Courtyard Caf, 2211 Wilton Drive Iberia Bank, 2465 Wilton Drive Naked Grape, 2163 Wilton Drive Out of the Closet, 2097 Wilton Drive Classi eds Call 954-545-0013 Pelican Classi ed ads Mean Business! Tell The Pelican about your news! 954-783-8700 POMPANO BEACH PALMAIRE 3 / 2.5 King Model. 2 Balconies. W / D In Unit. Small Pet OK! $149,900. Ruthie Brooks Balistreri Realty. 954803-4174. OWNER FINANCING FOR 6 YEARS With $10,000 Down! 2/2 Completely Remodeled, Tile Thru-out. Pool, Tennis & Lake! Great Financing Opportunity. Banks Are Not Lending! Call 954-816-1322. 8-10 CONDOS FOR RENTFT LAUDERDALE ICW Gated Community. 1/1.5, Granite, Wood Floors, Lots Of Amenities. Great Location. No Pets. $950 Month. Call 954588-1644. 8-17 POMPANO BEACH OCEANFRONT Furnished 1 Bedroom. Resort Atmosphere! Indoor Parking. Security. $1,100 Month Yearly Lease. Call 954-562-7530. 8-3 COCONUT CREEK (WYNMOOR) 55+…Clean / Bright 2 / 2 Fully Furnished. Available Immediately! 2nd Floor – Lakeview. All Amenities. $950 Month. 954984-8255. 8-3 APTS FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH 1 BR & 2 BR APTS FOR RENT. Remodeled, Paint, Tile, Etc. Washer / Dryer On Site. Pool. Pet Friendly. George 954-8095030. 8-24 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 Apartment. $725 Month Yearly Lease. Pool, Off Federal Hwy. Pet OK! Call Anthony 954-8575207. 8-10 POMPANO BEACH – EAST OF FEDERAL HWY! Walk To Everything! 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Call For Information 954-2546325. 8-17 POMPANO MCNAB RD & NE 18 AVENUE – 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished / Unfurnished. $695 $895 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-2957861. 8-3 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 $650 – 2/1 $750 NW – NE 2/1 $950 – 2/1,5 Townhouse $1095 SW 1/1 $750 – 2/1 $895 – 2/2 $950 – 3/2 $1025 ALL FREE WATER. Rent + $70 App MovU-In. 954-781-6299. 8-3 POMPANO 2/1 $825 Month Yearly Lease. Pool, Laundry Room, Close To Shopping. Pet OK! 1960 NE 48 Street. Call Anthony 954-857-5207. 8-10 DOWNTOWN LAUD BY THE SEA – Clean Apartments. Near Beach, Shopping, Restaurants. On Site Courtyard, Parking, Laundry. Wayne 954-868-5560. 8-24 POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $500. Easy Movein. 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT. Remodeled. Great Location. 954-783-1088 For More Info. 9-14 COMMERCIAL FOR RENT-SALEPOMPANO COMMERCIAL OFFICE Spaces Available. Ranging From As Low As $500 To $700 Depending On Square Footage. Please Call Darci At 954-7833723. 8-10 DEERFIELD BEACH – Retail Of ce Warehouse – 700 Sq Ft With Loft. A/C, Bathroom. $575 Per Month. Call For More Info 561-654-1331 Or 561-9985681. 8-24 Buy Fresh at the Saturday Green Marketin Pompano Beach from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of West Atlantic Boulevard and Cypress Road

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24 The Pelican Friday, August 3, 2012 Wilton Manors – Lavish Manors employee Yolima Medina gives Celeste Ellich, Wilton Manors Business Association president, a free pedicure during the grand opening of Lavish Manors, 2717 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, on July 15. To celebrate its grand opening, Lavish Manors gave away free manicures and pedicures to the rst 75 people to show up. Also pictured is Cindy Newton. For more information on Lavish Manors, call 954-396-6245. Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001.By RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSLast week, we talked about loving at calm sea conditions. Surprisingly, we still have the same weather pattern upon us now. The outlook is Sometimes, the long haul pays off big Mike “Tarmello” Tarmey, left, and RJ Boyle show off the sword sh they reeled in. The catch weighed-in at over 200 lbss. [Photo courtesy of RJ Boyle] beautiful all the way through the weekend so here we go again. I have to run offshore again in pursuit of dolphin and swords. We had a great day this week that I will tell See LONG HAUL on page 25

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The Pelican 25 Friday, August 3, 2012 you about in a second. First a reminder, the Saltwater Showdown is on Saturday with over 75 boats competing for the Showdown Crown. If you get a chance, go check out the weigh-in at 14th Street Long haulContinued from page 24boat ramp in the afternoon. For more information pertaining to the tournament, call Bluewater Movements at 954725-4010. With all of those boats shing near shore, I will be heading out into the deep. We shed early in the week for swords. We had a couple of great guys on the boat with us Troy and Jack Link. We really wanted to produce for them. Why does it always seem like the more you want something the harder it is? We started out the day with two bites but could not keep the sh hooked. I knew we were going to have a lull in the action so I felt pressured to close the deal on my third drop of the day. Well, I did not get a bite on the third, fourth, or fth drop and our dream seemed to be fading. I told the guys that if we wanted to catch a sword sh we would have to wait until at least 4 p.m. to get another bite. But we were in it for the long haul. Four o’clock came and went and the pressure started building-up. Would that bite ever come? At 5:05 we were all staring at the rod intently when all of a sudden the tip of the rod bounced out of rhythm. Was it a bite or were we all hallucinating at the same time? I moved the bait twenty feet then stopped it. Suddenly, the rod starts to slowly bend and after all of those hours we were hooked up. My gosh! Thank you, Lord! After an hour-long battle, we were greeted with a sword sh over 200 lbs. All of the pressure was gone as we headed west towards the setting sun with the music up loud and smiles on our faces. We pulled it off!

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26 The Pelican Friday, August 3, 2012 accommodated by granting waivers to existing restrictions. At the hearing, residents living near the waterfront mansion at 1550 SE 12 St., said the recovery house is not compatible with their singlefamily neighborhood and does not have the personnel to safely manage its clients. In setting the allowable residents at six, Ferguson sought the opinion of two experts, Dr. Gerald Shulman, a master addiction counselor and author of books on placement criteria of those in recovery, and planner Michele Melgren who has testi ed in such cases as an expert witness. Melgren said nine occupants of the recovery house would create parking impacts not compatible with the zoning and Dr. Shulman said six clients would be enough to provide an atmosphere for healing. TLC claimed up to nine tenants at a time is “therapeutically necessary.” The agreement that has apparently been forged between the city and TLC attorney Jim Green also requires that only four cars can be parked at 1550 SE 12 St. at a time, and three must be in the garage. In answering questions posed by the city, TLC spokesperson Allie Natkin said clients will be transported offsite for treatment and recreation up to three times a day and that administrators, cooks and housekeepers would be making frequent trips to the address. Minimum stay for a client is 30 days. Green said his client has agreed to the parking restrictions and to maintain occupancy at six. “It’s okay for the time being,” he said. “They can work with six. My client wants to be a good neighbor. Hopefully things will settle down now.”TLCContinued from page Early voting sitesEarly voting for the Aug. 14 primaries begins Aug. 4 and runs until Aug. 11. Voters can cast their ballots from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Two sites are Pompano Beach City Hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd., and Wilton Manors City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. For a full list of early voting sites, visit www.browardsoe.org or call 954-357-7050.

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The Pelican 27 Friday, August 3, 2012 public works facility. Part-time residents who own property and bear the full impact of ad valorem taxes have every right to be outraged at the passage of Ordinance # 2012/027 which had its nal reading on July 10 when the majority of the winter residents were not here. It is time for the commission to revisit this ordinance and to make the adjustments necessary to outlaw this discriminatory legislation. Jean M. Robb Deer eld Beach Beach parking Continued from page 6By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFFishermen from across northeast Broward united July 28 for the annual Walk on Water Salt Water Fishing Tournament in Pompano, sponsored by the St. Coleman Men’s Club. About 40 boats registered for the tournament with 25 having success and weighing fish that day. First place went to Reel Music with a total weigh-in of 106 1bs., including the largest cobia which weighed 43 lbs. The crew won $1,500 in prize money. Second place went to Sea Otter with a total weigh-in of 98.2 lbs. They also had the Walk on Water raises $3,400 for Special OlympicsSee WALK ON WATER on page 28

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28 The Pelican Friday, August 3, 2012 Tell The Pelican about your news! 954-783-8700 largest king fish at 43.4 lbs. Walk on WaterContinued from page 27Total winnings were $1,000. Third place was Big Wave with a total weight of 77 lbs. and the largest wahoo at 42.2 lbs. Winnings were $750. The crew of the Flying Scotsman were the rst to weigh-in with 51.8 lbs. of king sh. Pictured are Jim Gibson, left, Brad Mock, Rob Sommer and Mark VanSciver. Special Olympics Broward County, the charity of choice for the event, received $3,400. [Staff photos]

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Friday, August 3, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 31 Wherever you are, read The Pelican @ pompanopelican.com Send news to 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 BSO presents Night Out to help neighborhoods ght crimeBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Four North Broward cities served by the Broward Sheriffs Of ce are among those taking part in the 29th annual National Night Out Against Crime set for Tuesday, Aug. 7. The nationwide event is designed to strengthen neighborhoods through law enforcement and community partnerships. National Night Out aims to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs and, most importantly, send a message to criminals that residents and law enforcement are standing together against crime. The events are an opportunity to get to know the BSO deputies who patrol local streets and unite with neighbors in the ght against crime.Pompano BeachEvents in Pompano Beach are set from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pompano Beach City Hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. On hand will be Mobile Mike, zumba dancers, Super Heroes, capoeira martial art dancers, Zimbabwe dancers, a mariachi band and Brazilian/Italian singer Erminio Spalla. A BSO SWAT vehicle and K-9 of cers, Pompano Beach Fire Rescue personnel and Police Women of Broward County are participating. A bounce house, face-painting, clowns and balloon-making are part of the festivities. There will also be Gamesxite, a mobile video game See NIGHT OUT on page 16 116 days left in 2012 Hurricane season By Kina NaydenovaHIDEAWAY MARINAPompano Beach As South Florida has been quite fortunate in the last years, people are getting more relaxed with their hurricane preparedness. With hurricane season already here, boat owners have an expensive asset to worry about. Getting a boat safe and ready can be a hassle, especially if there are no named storms out there, but the payoff at the end is quite worth it. Here are a few tips to follow to protect your boat: 1. Make sure boat insurance is current and covers your boat in the southern states if you travel. Some insurance companies will limit their coverage to certain states and you may have to purchase additional coverage if your boat is located in Florida. 2. Take pictures of the boat before the storm. In case your boat gets damaged during the storm, the picture will be proof of the condition it was in prior to the hurricane. 3. Remove all valuable equipment from your boat. 4. Keep registration, title, boat insurance and other boat documents You have the water, the plan, the shutters and the supplies, but have you remembered your boat? See BOAT on page 5Free bulk pickup encourages urban blightBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach While many residents who care for their own yards and landscaping use weekends for that chore, carrying the debris to the street is causing a rub in this city. According to city code, trash and bulk pick-ups are not allowed on the streets before 5 p.m. prior to the scheduled pick-up day and no later than 7 a.m. on the day of pick-up. Presently, bulk pick-up for Pompano Beach residents is twice weekly. But many residents leave palm fronds, coconuts or other trimmings on the street that could otherwise be cut up and placed in cans as vegetative trash, not bulk pick-up. So now the city wants residents to distinguish between vegetative trash and vegetative bulk. There is a difference. Tree limbs and larger vegetation that cannot be bundled, bagged or See VEGETATION on page 7Megan Weller, of Lenore Nolan-Ryans Cooking School, grills up some lobster tails during Lenores Lobster Bake By The Beach at El Prado Park in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea on July 25. The event, part of BugFest-By-The-Sea, featured Florida spiny lobster cooked by Lenores chefs. Diners could eat the lobster provided by Lenores or bring their own. The Lobster Bake also marked the rst day of the Great Florida Bug Hunt, a two-day contest that pitted divers against each other to see who could catch the biggest lobster. The winner, out of the 45 divers who signed up, was John Brady, of Sebastian, who hauled-in a lobster that weighed 9 lbs. 3 ounces. [Photo by Michael dOliveira] Help local students with school supplies. Drop off at The Pelican. All supplies accepted to bene t Stuff the Bus for Kids. 954-783-8700

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2 The PelicanFriday, August 3, 2012 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park An ordinance that would have created a Commercial Boulevard Mixed Use Overlay District failed on second reading at Wednesdays city commission meeting. In an earlier vote, the measure passed 3-1 but this week Commissioner Jed Shank voted no along with Commissioner Suzanne Boisvenue. Mayor Anne Sallee and Vice Mayor John Adornato voted for the change and Commissioner Shari McCartney abstained. The intent was to spur redevelopment and revitalization of the area, said Harris Hamid, director of Engineering and Community Development. Three-story, or 36-foot buildings are now allowed, with retail on the rst oor and residential units above. Setbacks would be 20 feet at the rear and 10 feet on Commercial Boulevard. I dont think now is the time to make a grand plan. Its too soon, resident Diane Wendt said at the July 18 meeting. Nobody is going to buy that whole area. She also cited traf c concerns. Encouraging individual development is the right thing to do. Creating an overlay district is the wrong thing to do, Wendt said. Resident Linda Martin said she was totally against the overlay district. We dont want all that traf c down our streets; and two-to-three story buildings are way too high. Why not just one-story, mom and pop shops? Why do we have to have this overlay and why so soon? Mitchell Stollberg said he has been for the code change from day one and is still for it, but maybe not a massive project. He recommended one-to-two story buildings and looking for faade grants. He said it should bene t everyone. Don Lampasone, a general contractor, said no one can do much of anything with 50-foot lots the way they are now. He suggested passing the amendment to create an overlay district but doing a traf c study rst.Oakland Park puts aside changes to Commercial Blvd. business district This is a gateway into the city, said Mayor Sallee. Everyone would like to see something happen to help the city and the neighborhood. The overlay district is a complement to what we have. Family Fun DayPompano Beach Splashes and Smiles Swim School will celebrate its 4th Annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Aquatic Center, 820 NE 18 Ave. Its a day of swimming, diving boards, re trucks, snorkeling, games and raf es. The free event bene ts The Kids Cancer Foundation of South Florida. Call 954246-0665 for info or to help.

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The Pelican 3 Friday, August 3, 2012 Deer eld Beach AmTrust Bank at 3600 W. Hillsboro Blvd., was the venue for the Deer eld Beach Chamber of Commerce mid-summer networking opportunity last week. Host of the affair was Antonio Lasi, branch manager. AmTrust Bank hosts mid-summer event[Left] Ray Lanzi, representing Bank United, and Michael Caplan, owner of the Insurance Depot, enjoying the event. Kiki Martinson, president of the Chamber board, City Commissioner Bill Ganz, Chamber Executive Director Larry DeVille and Chamber Secretary Cindy Hall. Antonio Lasi and Frank Picciotti By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach The city has ruled that TLC Recovery, a residence in The Cove for recovering addicts, can house up to six clients, three more than allowed by city code. The ruling, from Community Development Director Jerry Ferguson, was in answer to a hearing held last week where TLC sought a reasonable accommodation for its clients and asked to be permitted nine residents at a time. Such accommodation has been upheld by the courts under the American Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act which requires dwelling of choice for the disabled. The two acts also prohibits discriminating through zoning and requires that disabled people be reasonably TLC ruling a compromise Clients limited to six and parking restrictions addedSee TLC on page 26

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4 The PelicanFriday, August 3, 2012 SPECIAL TO THE PELICANThe Crockett Foundation will partner with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Zeta Rho Omega Chapter to host its fourth annual Community Health Festival, Sat. Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pompano Citi Center, 1955 N. Fed. Hwy., Pompano Beach. The Crockett Foundation Community Health Festival will serve over 2,000 individuals tomorrow. This year we have added physicals for youth returning back to school, said Henri Crockett, president/CEO of the Crockett Foundation. Local physicians and nurse practitioners will provide physicals. Other professionals will be providing services such as immunizations, health screenings for diabetes, Health fair at Citi Center hosts former NFL star Henri Crockett, physicians and funcholesterol, HIV, cancer and a host of other health concerns. Said Crockett, As a child growing up in Pompano Beach, I was blessed with the ability to ignore all odds placed against me because I believed if I was able to do this then a lot of youth faced with the same circumstances could learn from me. At the end of the day when you really think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? In life we have options. We give up or ght for what we want. I chose to ght for the less fortunate so that one day they will be afforded the same opportunities that I have. This year the children will be treated to face painting, bounce houses and other forms of live entertainment. Politicians will also be on hand to share their political views before the big election on Aug. 14. After the youth complete their Pathway to Good Health Passport that will be issued upon entering the venue, book bags lled with school supplies and survival items will be distributed on a rst come rst serve basis.

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The Pelican 5 Friday, August 3, 2012 SightingsA community calendar of Broward County. Email events to siren2415@gmail. com with you. 5. Find a marina that offers a hurricane storage plan. Many marinas will offer inside rack storage protection during the storm. For as little as $375 boaters have peace of mind with a secure spot for their boats. When choosing a marina, nd one that is closest to you and is hurricane-rated. In the midst of an approaching storm, there will be many chores. By choosing a marina nearby, you are saving time and protecting your boat. 6. Do a practice run to your chosen hurricane storage facility to get familiar with the canals, surroundings and depth of the waterways. 7. Top off your boat with fuel before the storm. If the storm disrupts power lines and you need gas for your car, you can siphon fuel out of your boat. 8. If you do not live in town, make arrangements with a neighbor, friend or relative to carry out your plans. 9. Ask your insurance company about discounts or reimbursements if you made arrangements for dry storage during the hurricane. For more information, call Kina Naydenova at Hide-aWay Marina 954-943-3200. BoatContinued from page 1By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park The City of Oakland Park is taking steps to ease parking and sign regulations in order to help businesses thrive. This is a necessary step in our renaissance, said Commissioner Shari McCartney. She praised staff and businesses for a wonderful collaboration. Commissioners unanimously approved the ordinances to ease the rules. This is a sign that Oakland Park is open for business, said Vice Mayor John Adornato. Siegi Constantine, executive director of Oakland Park Main Street, said she was tickled pink with the changes. Its been a long time coming. Im thrilled that the businesses will have more exibility with parking and signs.Sign regulationsWith the new regulations, banner signs will be allowed and the number increased. Display is allowed only during business hours. Grand opening signs are now allowed for 90 days with registration and the use of special event signs increased to 60 days per year, up to 10 times with registration, no Sign and parking rules eased to stimulate business activitypermitting required. Ground signs up to 5 feet are now allowed on local roads. The changes also ease the rules on signs in windows. Window signs will now be allowed in every window [not to exceed 15 percent of the window] on ground oor establishments. The code allows two per window in no more than two windows. On free-standing structures, two signs will be allowed but no more than one per faade. Multi-tenant signs can now be 20 feet in height on a major roadway. Previously, signs couldnt exceed 15 feet in height. Were making the process easy with a simple registration, said Harris Hamid, director, Engineering and Community Development. Keith Milam, owner of Garden Works, said, Times are tough. Banners increase my business tremendously. Its better to have businesses with banners than to have boarded up businesses, he said. I cant tell you how exciting this is, said Gary Lanham, a real estate broker See PARKING on page 18 8-2 Greater Deer eld Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts Breakfast N Deer eld with guest speaker State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff at Hilton Hotel Deer eld, 100 Fairway Drive, Deer eld Beach, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. 954-427-1050. 8-4 Crockett Family Health & Community Festival held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pompano Citi Centre, corner of Copans Road and Federal Highway. Free health screenings and See SIGHTINGS on page 7

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6 The PelicanFriday, August 3, 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 31 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Send your letter to the editor siren2415@gmail.com Captain, a male schnauzer mix, is about two years old, house broken and ready to go to an adult home or one with older children. He was rescued from animal control. You can come meet Captain and all his friends at The Florida Humane Society, 3870 N. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach, Thursday through Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. or go to www. oridahumanesociety.org or call 954-974-6152.Take Captain home Do not approve Pompano amendments on alcohol sales and ethics law, says readerTo the Editor, Having read last weeks Pelican I was compelled to write an alternate viewpoint to Commissioner Barry Dockswells article. Although I have great respect for Commissioner Dockswell, I strongly believe that voting yes on Proposed Admendments 1 & 3, would be detrimental to the residents of our city. Below I will explain why. Proposed Amendment # 1 Sale of Alcoholic Beverages In Pompano Beach, present law prohibits the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and from 2 a.m. to Noon on Sundays. A yes vote for this item would allow our commission to change those times, thereby allowing for extension of the times to possibly 4 a.m. or 6 a.m., which is what they have suggested their intent is to do. I strongly would advise a vote of no on this item, citing public safety concerns. Changing these times allows for the possibilities that impaired motorists will take to the streets at times both school buses and children are taking to the streets for the school day. Proposed Amendment # 3 Exemption from the Ethics Code Pompano Beach Commissioners wish to exempt themselves from complying with the nancial disclosure requirements of the Code of Ethics which we voted for. During the last referendum, voters clearly favored that all elected of cials comply with the Code of Ethics applicable to Broward County of cials. It was passed with 75 percent of the vote. The code requires county commissioners to reveal quarterly the amount of income they receive from outside sources and identify the source of this income. Elected city of cials are presently required to report their income annually. The purpose of the nancial disclosure is to discourage unlawful behavior and corruption. Reporting outside income makes it easier for the activities of the commission to be identi ed. This was added to the code to attempt to break the Pay to Play attitude that has dominated the headlines of public corruption for the past decade in Broward County at all levels of government. I ask our residents to vote no on this item. Travis Williams Pompano BeachLetters Resident says city should be just as good at xing things as it is at breaking themTo the Editor, In January 1998, I migrated to Pompano Beach. Until recently, Ive never regretted that move. I know the whole country seems to be going badly, in a hand-basket, it seems. But I think we could be doing better. Today, I look around within my comfort zone and see what looks like a third world enclave amid the Coast of Paradise. Why are we so good at breaking things and so bad at xing them back up? A case in point is our little Eden, Hillsboro Inlet Park, right across the inlet from the lighthouse. Have you seen what they have done in the name of repairs? Inch by inch, they closed off section after section, brought in huge cranes, workers, materials and other wherewithal in order to improve the ocean walls. Great. We needed that, and the jobs, and a boost to the economy and beauti cation, and on and on. And then, right in the middle of the job, they pulled out the cranes, left the park cordoned off with fences covered with green mesh, sent the workers somewhere else and stopped work. Why? Residents [and probably guests too] had been able to use the small [free] shing pier; no more. Children and parents and old-timers [like me] could enjoy the atmosphere and appreciate its bene ts; we still can See REPAIRS on page 19 New sticker law discriminates against winter residentsTo the Editor, Discrimination can take many forms, but a recent act by the Deer eld Beach Commission cries out to be exposed. What could possibly be the rationale behind the newly adopted ordinance that regulates the beach parking stickers? It denies anyone other than a Florida registered voter or a homesteaded property owner the privilege of spending $100 to purchase a beach parking sticker. That may be the criteria used in other cities, but it was not a requirement of Deer elds previous ordinance. This commission never does any research, so they do not know the history of the beach properties and how they were nanced. Those lots were purchased when I was mayor with a revenue bond issue. Since there were no meters at the time, we had to name a source for the repayment of the bonds. We chose FP&L franchise fees. In reality then, anyone who paid an electric bill for a residence in Deer eld Beach technically paid for the lots and should be permitted to buy a sticker. The only people denied stickers were those businesses that paid electric bills but were not Deer eld residents. Those revenue bonds were paid off in 2006 and the franchise fees were diverted to pay for the mitigation center and the See BEACH PARKING on page 27Wilton Manors 1st Annual Church Wide Yard Sale to bene t Rejoice School of the Arts will be held at the Covenant Campus of New Presbyterian Church, 512 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 7 a.m. to noon. Furniture, tools, clothing, dishes, antiques, appliances, toys, jewelry, sports equipment, home baked goodies and much more! Yard sale

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The Pelican 7 Friday, August 3, 2012 tied are considered vegetative bulk. The new regulations represent the citys attempt to improve its curb appeal. One resident said that saving the weekend yard trimmings for the next trash day would be inconvenient. City Manager Dennis Beach questioned that. You produce garbage every day, but you dont take it out until trash day. Russ Ketchem, recycling specialist, says residents dont believe they are doing something bad when they leave two fronds and three coconuts on the side of the street. There are people who are aware of their illegal dumping, but catching them would be dif cult says Ketchem. Lawn service owners in cities like Fort Lauderdale where bulk pick-up is only once a month, pay Pompano Beach residents for lawn space to dump Pompano vegetative material on their lawns, a practice that adds to the citys blight. We have caught and prosecuted some [illegal dumpers], he said. But added that its hard to prove anyone accepted money. Ketchem says there is a huge need to educate the public. Part of that education may end up with immediate nes for those who fail to follow the codes set for trash pickup, but it wont happen soon. Ketchem says the Waste Management contract has two more years. Its set to expire, and I dont know what will happen. Its a stalemate, he said. Some of cials and staff want monthly bulk pick-up, an action that would reduce the number of large trucks on the streets and make it easier to track residents who put trash on the streets at the wrong time. VegetationContinued from page 1 giveaways will be offered. 954-943-4685. 8-4 Monthly beach cleanup in Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the pavilion at the end of Commercial Boulevard. 954640-4200. 8-7 National Night Out Against Crime from 6 to 9 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, Pavilion 10, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deer eld Beach. 954571-4552. 8-7 National Night Out Against Crime from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kiwanis Club of Wilton Manors, 2749 NE 14 Ave. 954-444-4815. 8-10 GMF Music Group presents the Voices of Worship Tour at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8 St., Fort Lauderdale, at 8 p.m. Event features Vashawn Mitchell, performing his hit, Nobodys Greater, Kim Burrell and T-Dogg. Admission is $45, $55 for VIP. Visit www. gmfmusicgroup 8-11 City shred from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Recycling Drop-Off Center, 401 SW 4 St., Deer eld Beach. Cost is $10 for one to ve boxes or bags and $20 for six to ten. Checks only. 954-480-4379. 8-11 Lenny will be performed at the Tamarac Theatre of the Performing Arts, 7143 Pine Island Road. Tickets are $25 each or the summer special price of two for $25. Play runs through Aug. 26. 954-726-7898. 8-11 Sheriffs Community Day & Backpack Giveaway from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 St., Deer eld Beach. 954-4225818. 8-16 Greater Deer eld Chamber of Commerce hosts After Hours N Deer eld from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Ruths Chris Steak House, 225 Northeast Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton. 954-427-1050. 8-19 Garage sale at the Herb Skolnick Center, 800 Southwest 36 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by Scleroderma Foundation of Southeast Florida. Vendors wanted. 954798-1854. 8-24 Book sale at the Oakland Park Library, 1298 NE 37 St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of the Oakland Park Library. 954-630-4370. Book sale resumes on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 9-1 Tickets for Night At The Ballpark are on sale at Wilton Manors City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive, for $35 each. Cost includes bus ride to and from Marlins Stadium which departs from Wilton Manors Elementary School, 2401 NE 3 Ave., at 5 p.m. Sponsored by Wilton Manors CAAB. 954-390-2100. 9-23 FAU professor and activist Mike Budd leads a discussion on Rachel Maddows new book, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power and the U.S. Love Affair with War. Event is free. Donations are requested. Event is at 1 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft Lauderdale, 3970 NW 21 Ave., Oakland Park. 908-477-7812.FridaysPompano Proud meets every second Friday of the month at McNab Park, 2250 E. Atlantic Blvd., from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Every second Sunday the group meets at Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, at 6 p.m. 954-562-3232. The Pompano Beach Rotary Club meets Fridays at 12:15 p.m. at Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-786-3274.SaturdaysPony rides are available at Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park, 1600 NE 5 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3 per ride. 954-786-4507. The Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club Westside meets the rst and third SightingsContinued from page 5 See SIGHTINGS on page 21

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8 The PelicanFriday, August 3, 2012 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. You can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. Briefs Lighthouse tour this SaturdayHillsboro Beach Walk up to the top for a view of the hemisphere this Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Hillsboro Lighthouse. To get to the tour, meet Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society members at the Sands Harbor Marina, 125 N. Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach beginning at 8:45 a.m. The rst boat launches at 9 a.m., and the last boat leaves at 2:30 p.m. The shuttle runs back and forth. The United States Coast Guard regulations require that in order to climb the Lighthouse, visitors must have at shoes with rubber soles and closed toes. No sandals, ipops, or shoes with heels are allowed inside the lighthouse. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be a minimum of 48 (4 feet) tall to climb the tower. No pets are allowed. The Hillsboro Lighthouse Museum and Visitors Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is located at Hillsboro Inlet Park, 2700 North Ocean Boulevard in Pompano Beach. Admission to the lighthouse Museum and Visitors Center is free. The remaining lighthouse tour dates for 2012 are Sept. 8, Oct.13 and Nov.17. The light beam from the Hillsboro Lighthouse can be seen 28 nautical miles out to sea, making it the most powerful lighthouse beam in the world. Michael Cruz, Monica Cavaioli-Cruz, Bella (the dog) Maria Zubero-Cruz and Jacek OzypBy Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFMaria Zubero-Cruz is enthused about owning her own insurance agency and she describes how it all came about. My mom was an Allstate agent, and I followed in her footsteps to become one, too. After the last hurricane everything began to change. The big companies like Allstate and State Farm faced huge claims. As a result many of them stopped insuring most residences. A need was created. My husband and I realized that an independent insurance agency, which has the opportunity to represent a variety of companies, could answer that need. We opened Floridian Coastline Group in 2007 at 2450 E. Commercial Blvd., Suite 203 in Fort Lauderdale. I was inactive in our business until I left Allstate in 2009 to run this family business, she explains. Floridian Coastline Group has three licensed agents and two customer service people. We represent a number of well known companies such as Progressive, Travelers, G.M.A.C. Insurance and more. This gives us access to a number of alternate carriers so we can nd a perfect match for our clients. Being bi-lingual is a plus, too. There are many Spanish speaking and Brazilian property owners in this area and we are able to communicate with them in their rst languages, Spanish and Portuguese. They appreciate that.Floridian Coastline Group, an independent insurance agency, offers a variety of companies for the insuredAsked how she helps clients get insurance for their residences, she says, We try to nd the best coverage for the best rate. As your readers know, because of the high damage costs created by the last hurricane, coverage is expensive. When I see the devastation all over our country caused by oods, out of control res, and tornadoes, I think we, in Florida, are penalized unfairly because we live along the coast. Automobile insurance is another matter, she admits. All car owners must have car insurance and everyone wants the best rate that we can get for them. Once again, we can evaluate what the companies we represent have available. We do the evaluating for the client. Its an individual issue. Rates are determined by many factors starting with the ages of drivers, place of residence, zip code, driving record and more. We program in these individual factors and then nd the best company and the best rate for that person or family. Marine insurance is similar to auto insurance in that the right policy is determined by many factors like the type of craft, location and other speci cs. Business insurance rates vary according to need. The size and type of a business and its location are just a few of the factors that are taken into consideration. For example, a restaurant needs liability, See COASTLINE on page 9

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The Pelican 9 Friday, August 3, 2012 property, spoilage, workers compensation business interruption and maybe re and ood. A contractor needs general liability, commercial vehicle insurance, tool and large equipment insurance and workers compensation. Zubero-Cruz says, Once again, each client is different. We are like a shopping center for insurance choices. This is our advantage over captured agents like Allstate and State Farm. They do not have the options we can offer. In our area, all property insurances include hurricane coverage. As an agent, she continues, one builds relationships with customers. When their claims have been well handled, they become very loyal and thats why new independent companies, such as ours, can compete. She advises South Floridians to photograph or create a video of property, accessories and furnishings inside and out. Keep receipts for major items, recheck policies and see your agent annually to be sure you are properly covered. Call 954-302-4531 for more information. CoastlineContinued from page 8 Dist. 25 State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff, center, with LauderdaleBy-The-Sea Mayor Roseann Minnet and Mark Silver, president of the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Chamber of Commerce, at Blue Moon Fish Co. in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea on July 27 during the chambers monthly Power Breakfast. [Staff photos] [Left] Guy Contrada, of Aruba Restaurant with Lucke Ricciuti of Village Grille. Blue Moon hosts LBTS Chamber with Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff as guest of honor Lauderdale-By-The-Sea During the latest Power Breakfast, hosted by the Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea Chamber of Commerce at Blue Moon Fish Co., on July 27, Dist. 25 State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff spoke with chamber members and took questions about the Affordable Care Act, Broward County government and other issues. Bogdanoffs district encompasses Broward and Palm Beach counties and includes Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Pompano Beach, Deer eld Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton.Alan Forgea, director at Blue Moon Fish Co, right, with Blue Moon owner Baron Skorish behind the breakfast spread Blue Moon provided chamber members.

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10 The PelicanFriday, August 3, 2012 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Call 954-7838700. Briefs By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFBetty DiMaio looks too young to be a retired vice president of operations for American Express in Manhattan. She and her husband, Alfred, a retired political science professor at Long Island University, became Floridians in 2007. Shortly after, DiMaio became a volunteer for the Democratic party working as hard and putting in as many hours as she once did on her salaried job. Asked why she does this, she says, Everything, including every right that I thought was secure, is being challenged again. It so enrages me that I feel I must do something to be part of the solution. This is my motivation for working as hard as I did for a paycheck. To lead volunteers, one must have the skills I acquired from years as a business executive. I am so happy to use these skills in something I believe in. DiMaio currently serves as the treasurer of the North Broward Democratic Club, Area Party Leader responsible for getting out the vote in Joanne Goodwin [Left] and Betty DiMaio are proud to be elected delegates to the Democratic National Convention where they will network and energize one another to keep on giving what it takes to re-elect President Obama. [Photo courtesy of Joanne Goodwin] Democratic volunteer Betty DiMaio works non-stop for the re-election of President Obama See DEMOCRAT on page 21 Lighthouse Point Kaylee Baker, granddaughter of Pat Noble, member of The Garden Club of Lighthouse Point, receives rst place award in Broward Countys Poster Contest Solution for Sustainable Schools. Her winning poster was entitled Green Shopping. Kaylee of Deer eld Beach Middle School was challenged by teacher Susie Pinnell to enter the contest sponsored by the Broward County Pollution Prevention, Remediation & Air Quality Division in support of the Master Partnership Agreement with the School Board. As part of the poster contest, students illustrated sustainable school ideas in areas of energy ef ciency, waste reduction, alternative transportation, green shopping, anti-idling and water reduction. 442 posters were received for judging. The winning posters will be used to create the 2013 Clean Air Calendar. To request a copy of the 2013 calendar, send an email to airoutreach@ broward.org starting in November 2012.Deer eld student takes rst in poster Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca with Kaylee Baker and mother, Cheryl Baker

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12 The PelicanFriday, August 3, 2012 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach There are many ways to avoid foreclosure. But doing nothing is not one of them. That is the message that of cials from Pompano Beach, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fannie Mae and others have for those who have found themselves in danger of losing their homes.When it comes to foreclosure, doing nothing is not an optionOn July 28, Pompano hosted a free foreclosure prevention workshop at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, providing information on programs designed to help stave off foreclosure. Representatives from Bank of America and Chase were also on hand to see if those in attendance quali ed for assistance. Those facing foreclosure can try and turn their situations around through a short sale, loan modi cation, forbearance, mortgage reduction plans or through nancial assistance programs through the federal government. Please do not sit and wait for foreclosure, said Sharon Mclennon, real estate broker and certi ed distressed property expert with Splendor Realty. Mclennon said even a short sale is a better option than foreclosure, which can severely damage a homeowners credit. A short sale occurs when a persons home is worth less than what they owe to the bank and they can no longer afford the monthly payments. Most banks require proof of See FORECLOSURE on page 20

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The Pelican 13 Friday, August 3, 2012 Incident outside Lighthouse Point Publix results in two arrestsBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point An altercation outside the Publix Supermarket in Venetian Isles this week led to the arrest of two Pompano Beach men on charges of battery. According to police reports, Pablo Vivanco, 23, spotted Shaun McClain, 22, in the store and followed him out of the west door where he attacked him with his sts and his belt buckle. Security cameras show the defendant following the victim. Cameras caught the assault and the participation of Noberto Vivanco, 61, Pablos father, who held McClain so he could not defend himself. Lt. Jack Vaccaro, public information of cer for the police department, said the two young men knew each other and Mondays incident stemmed from a prior dispute. Vaccaro did not know the nature of the dispute. McClain, who lives in Deer eld Beach, did not suffer serious injury. When the ght broke out, LHP Of cer Michael Rowan was in the store. He made his way to the scene, stopped the assault and arrested the Vivancos. In other news. . Lt. Vaccaro was named public information of ce for the local department this week succeeding Commander Mike Oh who has held the position for 13 years. Vaccaro is a 20-year veteran of the department. Oh was promoted to patrol commander.Street construction will be ongoingLighthouse Point Work to replace a force main at NE 45 Street and Lighthouse Drive closed the area for two days this week, Utilities Director Art Graham said. Connecting the 16-inch pipe may require the area to be closed once more next week, he added. The work is being done under a county contract and includes replacement of a water pipe under Lighthouse Drive, which when that construction begins later this month, may require the road be closed for one more day. Rehabilitating the citys sewer system has been completed in the north end between NE 48 and 51 streets and in the south end around the marina. Graham said this week the city will determine which zone will receive the sewer pipe liners next. The work involves lining the old pipes with a material which makes them like new. Eventually, over a three year period, every pipe from every address in the city that connects to the street sewer line will be relined.

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16 The Pelican Friday, August 3, 2012The Pelican covers Northeast Broward County with your news. Call 954-783-8700. Now Online www.pompanopelican.com Night OutContinued from page 1 center, show cars from Eddie Accardi and appearances by Miami Dolphins cheerleaders. Information will be available on Citizen Observer Patrol, or COPs, Explorers and CyberVisor. Free food and drinks will be served.Lauderdale-By-TheSeaEvents are scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. at El Prado Park at 4500 El Mar Drive in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Presentations are planned on identity theft and scam prevention, cyber crime and computer safety and prescription drug abuse and awareness. A Marine patrol vessel, marked Dodge Challenger and SWAT rescue vehicle will be on display. Information will be available and recruitment planned for the Citizen Observer Patrol program and CyberVisor. Free food and soft drinks will be served. Oakland ParkActivities start at 6:30 p.m. at Collins Center at 3900 NE 3 Ave. in Oakland Park. Participants will enjoy a bike rodeo and music. Bikes can be registered at the event, and crime safety tips will be offered. School supplies will be distributed. Hot dogs and snow cones will be served.Deer eld BeachFrom 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. there will be rock climbing, a bounce house, obstacle course, music, refreshments and law enforcement demonstrations. All activities will take place at Quiet Waters Park at 401 S. Powerline Rd. in Deer eld Beach.

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The Pelican 17 Friday, August 3, 2012 Readers will nd The Pelican at the Lowes entrance in Pompano Beach Call 954-783-8700 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach Construction began this week on the Pioneer Park boat ramp and that may cause boaters some inconvenience. The $387,000 project is expected to be completed in November. The project is being financed by grants from the Florida Inland Navigational District and Boat ramp improvements begin at Pioneer Park; music fest at the beachBrowards Better Boating Improvement program will greatly improve the ramp, access roads and parking. Built in 1978, the ramp launches 8,000 small boats a year into the Hillsboro River which has direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean by way of the Boca Raton Inlet and the Hillsboro Inlet. It is located just east of Dixie Highway and north of Southeast 2 Street. Parks and Recreation Director Walt Bratton said the facility will remain open for much of the construction, but may have to close when crucial work is being done. The current ramp is being rebuilt to a lesser grade [boaters complain it is currently too steep], improvements are being made to the entrance of the park, access road, traffic pattern and retention wall. In addition, boaters will have 28 more vehicle/trailer parking spaces, restrooms that comply with ADA standards and a water spigot for rinsing off their vessels. Summertime Country FestDeerfield Beach The beach is the place for a country music jam Saturday, Aug. 4, beginning at noon. Four entertainers will be on the main beach parking lot stage, 149 SE 21 Ave., starting with Shane Duncan at 1:30 p.m., followed by Andrew Morris at 3:30 p.m., the David Ray Band at 5:30 p.m. and the Tom Jackson Band at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be sold. Brings chairs and blankets for seating. This free event is sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department.

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18 The Pelican Friday, August 3, 2012 Tell The Pelican about your news or event! 954-783-8700 ParkingContinued from page 5 When I put signs out, I get 11 to 12 walk ins.Parking rulesCommissioners also approved an ordinance to ease parking regulations, decreasing the number of required spaces in many instances and providing exibility. Staff examining the code for parking regulations that could discourage economic development found many instances. For example, the required parking was changed for retail shopping centers 30,000 square feet and greater from one space for 250 square feet of gross oor area to one space for 325 square feet. Restaurants providing outdoor seating with service were required to have one parking space for every 40 square feet. With the new rules, two tables are allowed in an area no more than 100 square feet without having to provide additional parking. Im very excited about this. I never thought I would be so excited about parking spaces, Commissioner McCartney said.

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The Pelican 19 Friday, August 3, 2012 RepairsContinued from page 6[partially] if were willing to be in the middle of a huge mess. What can be done to have our park back? Do we have to cast votes for or against candidates? Does the Pompano Pelican have any powers of persuasion with the pezzi di novanta [Translation: see the movie Godfather] who run our fair city? Steve Gioe Pompano Beach In an interview with The Pelican Robert McCaughan, Pompanos Public Works Administration director, said that the city ran into unexpected construction problems with the project and permitting delays caused by Broward County. McCaughan estimates the project should be completed by Aug. 23. [ed]Sign up now and save for Dunns RunDeerfield Beach Early entrees into the annual Dunns Run, planned this year for Sunday, Oct 7, save $10 off the registration fee. Those who sign up online by August 12, pay only $25 to participate either in a 5-mile run or the 15 K-walk which begins and ends at the beach. This year, more activities for children are planned including a kids fun run, a bounce house, visits with T.D., the Miami Dolphins mascot and Billy the Marlin. Breakfast is being served by Panera Bread. The traditional pre-event party, held each year at The Cove/Two Georges, is Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Runners and walkers can register then. Fee is $35.Tell The Pelican about your news! 954-783-8700

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20 The Pelican Friday, August 3, 2012 nancial hardship for a person to qualify for a short sale. Local radio personality Tamara G., who emceed the event, recently sold her former three bedroom, three bath townhouse for $138,000 through a short sale; a property she originally purchased for $300,000. She advised audience members to make sure that if they do commit to a short sale the contract states that the bank cant come back in the future and demand the difference. For those who feel they just need a little help to stay in their home, banks offer options such as forbearance and loan modi cation. Homeowners who are unemployed or behind on their mortgage payments can also receive assistance up to $42,000 in loans from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD. Modi cation allows homeowners to lower the interest rate on their loan or extend the number of years on their mortgage. Forbearance allows homeowners to take a break of up to one year on their mortgage payments, often with a reduced interest rate. At the end of that time, the bank will add the amount of the unpaid mortgage payments into the total amount still owed on the home. It all depends on what youre eligible for but most times your interest rate is reduced, said Evett Francis, senior business developer at Fannie Mae. Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher urged those in attendance to let others know about the programs available. The City of Pompano Beach is no different from any other city. I know that youre hurting out there. Spread the word; help each other, said Fisher. And while many homeowners are still hurting, the situation has improved. Things are getting better. The fact that theres empty seats here is a good thing, said Armando Fana, HUDs Miami Field Of ce director. We still have a long way to go. According to the Broward Property Appraisers Of ce, the number of foreclosures is down this year so far. In 2010, Broward saw 18,427 foreclosures, the highest since the housing market crashed. In 2011, the number was 10,158. This year, only 3,779 foreclosures have been led to date. But with conditions improving, of cials warned, homeowners still need to be vigilant when it comes to seeking help and whom they seek help from. Fana told audience members that they should never pay a private loan modi cation rm upfront. Its illegal to charge upfront in the State of Florida. If someone charges you upfront, youre probably not going to see them again, and youll be out $2,000 or $3,000. Let the folks who have been doing this for years handle it. Do not pay. Its free, he said. Dont try to do this on your own. For more information, visit www.makinghomeaffordable. gov, www.portal.hud.gov or www.mortgagegrants.com. ForeclosureContinued from page 12

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The Pelican 21 Friday, August 3, 2012 WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Rev. Hyvenson Joseph 60 precincts, and Neighborhood Team Leader for Organizing for America, the Presidents re-election campaign. All of these efforts are grass roots organizations mobilizing local volunteers to maximize Democratic vote turnout. She explains. Broward County is very active and very important in Florida because it must compensate for the de cit of Democrats in other Florida counties. Our goal is to keep enthusiasm and involvement high in the county for this reason. My husband, Al, joins me in this effort. He currently teaches voter registration training to people who volunteer to register voters. This is a very important part of our campaign because of Floridas restrictive voter suppression law, parts of which have been declared illegal by the courts. This law handicapped voter registration for both parties in the early part of our campaigns, so now we are concentrating to make up for lost time. This important function was done by League of Women Voters, the NAACP, and Rock the Vote, a focus to involve young voters. DiMaio organizes volunteers to contact Democratic voters through door-to-door campaigns, telephone banks, meetings and house parties. As a volunteer coordinator, she attempts to give other volunteers a satisfying experience. According to one of her phone bank volunteers she succeeds. Pauline Ulitsch says, Ive volunteered with Bettys phone banks a number of times. Shes always right there with her team and she makes each volunteer feel that the time given was very important to the cause. Her pep and enthusiasm makes me want to help again and again. Recently DiMaio had her rst fund raiser for Gerri Ann Capotosto, a candidate for the State House. I raised $1,200 for Gerri and it was a satisfying experience. Im really hoping shell win. A high point in her volunteer leadership role is her election, along with Joanne Goodwin, president of the North Broward Democratic Club, to be a delegate to the National Democratic Convention. Im thrilled to have this networking opportunity to meet with and energize people like me from all over the country to re-elect President Barack Obama. Joanne Goodwin says, Betty is one of the most focused women I have ever met. Her organizational skills and her ability to understand and to provide a solution to the many challenges she faces on a daily basis, is an amazing quality. I have learned a great deal from her, and it is always my pleasure and an honor to work along side of her. DiMaio smiles and admits that I often think about the intensity and demands of my current responsibilities. Im doing this short term. Every day I ask myself, What do I have to do to make it to November? My good health helps me hold myself together despite never eating correctly or having time to exercise. Friends like Joanne and Wanda Francis who work as hard as I do give me the energy to keep up this intense pace. I always felt the way I do, but retirement enabled me to really become the party activist I am. My reward is seeing people join me in trying to reach the promise we are all talking abouttrue equality of opportunity for every American. This amazing woman says she has no political ambitions for herself and she concludes the interview with, I do not look beyond getting our President re-elected. The Pelican thanks DiMaio for her efforts in reminding every American of the importance of one vote. DemocratContinued from page 10 Saturday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954782-8096. The Deer eld Beach West Kiwanis Club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 9 a.m. at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 St., Deer eld Beach. 954-54-7329883. Kayak rentals are available Saturdays and Sundays at Richardson Historic Park, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. 954-781-0073.SightingsContinued from page 7

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24 The Pelican Friday, August 3, 2012 Wilton Manors Lavish Manors employee Yolima Medina gives Celeste Ellich, Wilton Manors Business Association president, a free pedicure during the grand opening of Lavish Manors, 2717 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, on July 15. To celebrate its grand opening, Lavish Manors gave away free manicures and pedicures to the rst 75 people to show up. Also pictured is Cindy Newton. For more information on Lavish Manors, call 954-396-6245. Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001.By RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSLast week, we talked about loving at calm sea conditions. Surprisingly, we still have the same weather pattern upon us now. The outlook is Sometimes, the long haul pays off big Mike Tarmello Tarmey, left, and RJ Boyle show off the sword sh they reeled in. The catch weighed-in at over 200 lbss. [Photo courtesy of RJ Boyle] beautiful all the way through the weekend so here we go again. I have to run offshore again in pursuit of dolphin and swords. We had a great day this week that I will tell See LONG HAUL on page 25

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The Pelican 25 Friday, August 3, 2012 you about in a second. First a reminder, the Saltwater Showdown is on Saturday with over 75 boats competing for the Showdown Crown. If you get a chance, go check out the weigh-in at 14th Street Long haulContinued from page 24boat ramp in the afternoon. For more information pertaining to the tournament, call Bluewater Movements at 954725-4010. With all of those boats shing near shore, I will be heading out into the deep. We shed early in the week for swords. We had a couple of great guys on the boat with us Troy and Jack Link. We really wanted to produce for them. Why does it always seem like the more you want something the harder it is? We started out the day with two bites but could not keep the sh hooked. I knew we were going to have a lull in the action so I felt pressured to close the deal on my third drop of the day. Well, I did not get a bite on the third, fourth, or fth drop and our dream seemed to be fading. I told the guys that if we wanted to catch a sword sh we would have to wait until at least 4 p.m. to get another bite. But we were in it for the long haul. Four oclock came and went and the pressure started building-up. Would that bite ever come? At 5:05 we were all staring at the rod intently when all of a sudden the tip of the rod bounced out of rhythm. Was it a bite or were we all hallucinating at the same time? I moved the bait twenty feet then stopped it. Suddenly, the rod starts to slowly bend and after all of those hours we were hooked up. My gosh! Thank you, Lord! After an hour-long battle, we were greeted with a sword sh over 200 lbs. All of the pressure was gone as we headed west towards the setting sun with the music up loud and smiles on our faces. We pulled it off!

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26 The Pelican Friday, August 3, 2012 accommodated by granting waivers to existing restrictions. At the hearing, residents living near the waterfront mansion at 1550 SE 12 St., said the recovery house is not compatible with their singlefamily neighborhood and does not have the personnel to safely manage its clients. In setting the allowable residents at six, Ferguson sought the opinion of two experts, Dr. Gerald Shulman, a master addiction counselor and author of books on placement criteria of those in recovery, and planner Michele Melgren who has testi ed in such cases as an expert witness. Melgren said nine occupants of the recovery house would create parking impacts not compatible with the zoning and Dr. Shulman said six clients would be enough to provide an atmosphere for healing. TLC claimed up to nine tenants at a time is therapeutically necessary. The agreement that has apparently been forged between the city and TLC attorney Jim Green also requires that only four cars can be parked at 1550 SE 12 St. at a time, and three must be in the garage. In answering questions posed by the city, TLC spokesperson Allie Natkin said clients will be transported offsite for treatment and recreation up to three times a day and that administrators, cooks and housekeepers would be making frequent trips to the address. Minimum stay for a client is 30 days. Green said his client has agreed to the parking restrictions and to maintain occupancy at six. Its okay for the time being, he said. They can work with six. My client wants to be a good neighbor. Hopefully things will settle down now.TLCContinued from page Early voting sitesEarly voting for the Aug. 14 primaries begins Aug. 4 and runs until Aug. 11. Voters can cast their ballots from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Two sites are Pompano Beach City Hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd., and Wilton Manors City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. For a full list of early voting sites, visit www.browardsoe.org or call 954-357-7050.

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The Pelican 27 Friday, August 3, 2012 public works facility. Part-time residents who own property and bear the full impact of ad valorem taxes have every right to be outraged at the passage of Ordinance # 2012/027 which had its nal reading on July 10 when the majority of the winter residents were not here. It is time for the commission to revisit this ordinance and to make the adjustments necessary to outlaw this discriminatory legislation. Jean M. Robb Deer eld Beach Beach parking Continued from page 6By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFFishermen from across northeast Broward united July 28 for the annual Walk on Water Salt Water Fishing Tournament in Pompano, sponsored by the St. Coleman Mens Club. About 40 boats registered for the tournament with 25 having success and weighing fish that day. First place went to Reel Music with a total weigh-in of 106 1bs., including the largest cobia which weighed 43 lbs. The crew won $1,500 in prize money. Second place went to Sea Otter with a total weigh-in of 98.2 lbs. They also had the Walk on Water raises $3,400 for Special OlympicsSee WALK ON WATER on page 28

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28 The Pelican Friday, August 3, 2012 Tell The Pelican about your news! 954-783-8700 largest king fish at 43.4 lbs. Walk on WaterContinued from page 27Total winnings were $1,000. Third place was Big Wave with a total weight of 77 lbs. and the largest wahoo at 42.2 lbs. Winnings were $750. The crew of the Flying Scotsman were the rst to weigh-in with 51.8 lbs. of king sh. Pictured are Jim Gibson, left, Brad Mock, Rob Sommer and Mark VanSciver. Special Olympics Broward County, the charity of choice for the event, received $3,400. [Staff photos]

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