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Friday, November 23, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 47 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 7 days left in 2012 Hurricane season Dairy farm may be converted into urban garden By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park Acreage at a former dairy may be transformed into an urban farm and community garden after commissioners expressed enthusiasm for a proposal by the Urban Farm Institute to plant the vacant land north of Jaco Pastorius Park. Urban farming is the wave of the future, but most of us have lost touch with agriculture, Chris Brown, a principal with Redevelopment Management Associates [RMA], told commissioners. Brown, a self Pastorius tribute, Dec. 1Oakland Park Main Street will present A Tribute to Jaco from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Federal Hwy. The evening will feature live music by Le Bron Jams with Julius Pastorius & Friends; pop rock by the Marcel Salas Trio; and progressive metal by The Neolythyc with segments of their new album, March of a Thousand Sons. Guests will get a sneak peek at an upcoming Jaco Pastorius Documentary produced by Robert Trujillo and the Pastorius family. For more information, call 754-214-0041 or visit www. oaklandparkmainstreet.com.See FARM on page 16 HELLO, DARLING! By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Auntie Mame, the classic comedy about a amboyant lady and the young nephew placed in her care, comes Irrepressible Mame at Skolnick Center in the original stage play to the Herb Skolnick Center later this month with an engaging case of characters, many of them new to the Curtain Call Players. Honestly? This will be a See MAME on page 15 Wilton Manors cops want to work for BSO Merger would go to votersBy Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors This citys police of cers want to take off their black uniforms and put on the white ones worn by Broward Sheriffs Of ce [BSO] deputies. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the Police Benevolent Association [PBA], which represents police personnel, will ask the city commissioners to do just that fold the Wilton Manors Police Mayor will seek third term; says Pompano Beach on its way to number oneBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher, announced this week that he will seek a third term as mayor of this city. Fisher, 52, opened his campaign account Oct. 3. Speaking at his of ce on Cypress Road, where he is president of Fisher Auction, a family business, he said the city is on the cusp of really breaking through to becoming the number one city in Broward County. He says there are many actions taken by this commission that have paved the way for Pompano Beach, a city that came to life as a farming community, to be in the forefront of See MERGER on page 13 See FISHER on page 27Brian Inerfeld [Young Patrick Dennis and Kris Coffelt [Auntie Mame]. Photo courtesy of Curtain Call Players.

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2 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 2012 By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN WRITERMaine Lobster Seafood 1101 S. Dixie Highway Pompano Beach 954-784-3634Pompano Beach Maine Lobster Seafoods aquatic warehouse is easily recognizable as a bastion of maritime treats on the southern border of Pompano Beach. As stated on the website, the state-of-the-art facility was established in 1992 and has a 50,000 pound capacity, making it the largest in Florida. When the company was founded, all lobsters, sh and seafood were only sold directly to owners of ne seafood restaurants, hotels and lobster wholesalers in Florida. But because of Enjoy ocean delights at Pompano Beachs Maine Lobster Seafood marketthe demand by the general public for exceptionally fresh products at competitive prices, a retail store was opened in 2001. In 2009 fresh lobster, sh, seafood and steaks began being shipped throughout the entire United States. In fact, we ship our seafood all over the world, says the company spokesman. Many of our sh species are caught here from our local shermen and since we supply the restaurants, we have the best prices around. Indeed, customers can drop by for affordable sh such as tilapia, salmon, haddock, yellowtail snapper, grouper, mahi-mahi, white See LOBSTER on page 26A Spanish paella is the ideal vehicle to enjoy a host of seafood favorites. Sweet baby clams, tender cod, crab claws, mussels and plump shrimp are just a few of the ingredients that should be included. Sweet Maine Lobster is available year round and makes a delicious meal anytime in a variety of preparations. Of course, purists will say that a 10 minute steam and some drawn butter is the best way to enjoy this delicacy.

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The Pelican 3 Friday, November 23, 2012 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach A couple whose names are synonymous with safe boating will be the grand marshals of this years boat parade, Dec. 9. Richard and Gwen Leys, of cers in the Coast Guard Auxiliary almost from the day they arrived here from Philadelphia in 1993, will be on the bow of the 75foot party boat, the Musette, greeting parade watchers from Lake Santa Barbara to Hillsboro Blvd.At 50, Pompano Boat Parade may be the best everThe Leys have also been on the boat parade committee for many years because it was their rst glimpse of a Florida holiday. Seeing all the lighted boats on the Intracoastal Waterway was a magical experience, Gwen Leys remembers. They immediately joined the CG Auxiliary and become parade participants themselves. Pompano Chamber of Commerce CEO Ric Green held off telling the Leys they would lead the 50th annual boat parade until Gwen became agitated that no grand marshal had been selected for this anniversary year. Without the Leys, there would have been no boat parade for the last 10 years, Green said. They persisted. They are dedicated to the parade. The Leys join other media and sports dignitaries who have led the procession for ve decades. Traditionally held the night after the Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale, Pompanos waterway event this year is set a week earlier on Dec. 9. Gwen Leys said the change was made in hopes of attracting more participants. Its a long day, she said referring to the Winterfest Parade. Its grueling. The boat captains are out six or seven hours from the time they lineup to the time they get home. Many are exhausted the next day. So we thought we would start the season a week earlier. There is no charge to enter the boat parade and boats can See PARADE on page 17 Richard and Gwen Leys will serve as grand marshals of the 2012 Pompano Beach Boat Parade.

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4 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 2012 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Lauderdale-By-TheSea Town commissioners here have authorized the town manager to renew a contract with American Medical Response [AMR] for emergency medical services. AMR offered to waive an automatic four percent increase in the $753,660 annual fee if the town agreed to extend the contract to scal year 2015, said Tony Bryan, nance director. Bryan thanked Brooke Liddle, AMRs operations manager, for his efforts in contract negotiations. Under contract terms, AMR agreed to station and maintain no less than one advanced life support ambulance with a minimum staff of two paramedics and one emergency medical technician or EMT at all times Contract renewed for emergency servicesat the towns public safety building at 4513 Ocean Drive. All secondary response units will be staffed with a minimum of one paramedic and one EMT. AMR must respond within six minutes or less to a minimum of 90 percent of all emergency 911 calls each month. Our residents are getting unbelievable response times with 98 percent of calls responded to in under four minutes, said Commissioner Stuart Dodd. He thanked AMR for three years of service and for the new agreement. The contract was rewritten to include several key changes, including adding requirements that: The supervisor on duty remain physically within the boundaries of the town unless responding to a call, transporting a patient or returning from a call. AMR provide statistical and nancial reporting to the town on a quarterly basis. AMR provide the town with results of any performance reviews. AMR notify the town if any AMR personnel assigned to the town are reported to the state for non-compliance with certi cation requirements. AMR notify the town of any disciplinary action taken against AMR personnel assigned to the town. Helen DelPercio, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 22, is seen here enjoying cake and coffee with her husband Rex and friends at the Jamaica House in Pompano Beach where she has lived for over 25 years. Rock on, Helen! Happy birthday

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The Pelican 5 Friday, November 23, 2012 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach When Mike Flanigan walks into his restaurant on A1A, his life passes before his eyes. Pictures of himself, his wife Cathy and his children, his family and friends, and friends of friends cover the walls. Dominant is a photo of his father, Joe Flanigan, the patriarch of a large clan and founder of the Flanigans chain of eating and drinking establishments. Walking through the restaurant recently, Mike, 50, pointed out photos of himself at various ages, his brothers, his nephew, his children and various other relatives. The one common denominator in this scrapbook of his life is that everyone pictured is boating or shing. Ill hang anyones picture up, but it must show a sh, said this avid water sportsman. The Flanigans, three boys and two girls, grew up Mike Flanigan poses with family photos at Flanigans Seafood Bar and Grill in Deer eld Beach.Popular South Florida restaurant chain has familys history on its wallsin Sea Ranch Lakes. Their parents came here in the late s soon after his father, Big Daddy, opened his rst lounge and restaurant on Commercial Boulevard. in Oakland Park. The concept, good food in a laid-back atmosphere, ourished. In the early s, Big Daddy purchased the High Tide location on the S curve here. With it came Liquor License #0001, the rst ever issued in Broward County. In 1985, the family decided to re-image the restaurants to become more focused on food and the stores became Flanigans Seafood Bar and Grill. Each location also carries a nickname. Some, like Piranah Pats and Guppies, are almost as well-known to the public as the bearded logo of Joe Flanigan himself. Of course there is a story about that logo, too. Originally, Joe Flanigan wanted Ed McMahon to be the restaurant spokesperson, but that deal fell through. Then, one day he encountered the real Col. Sanders, who had made his own face famous, and decided that he, Joe Flanigan, was the better looking man. So he became the face of Big Daddys. The Flanigans love of shing comes naturally. They grew up summers on a sailboat docked at Walkers Cay in the Abacos. There were ve kids on that boat living a life even Tom Sawyer would have envied. Mike and his brothers have kept the Bahamas alive for their children. The Flanigans keep a 65-foot houseboat at Little Grand, the island a short boat ride from Walkers, where they spend as many holidays as they can. Their days there are lled with two things: shing and diving. At Easter, they sponsor the Big Joe Memorial Fishing See FLANIGANS on page 14

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6 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 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 47 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Opinion & LettersReport carried its own biasTo the editor, Regarding last weeks story about toilet paper at a re station decorated with President Obamas face, I read your report and it left me wondering how the NAACP was involved as a organization for contributing a response. I am also offended by the method of this persons political statement and can see that if it was done by a paid government employee and executed in a government building how it might warrant disciplinary action, but your report did not re ect any evidence of racial hatred other than maybe that our President happens to be of African American descent and you are assuming that the persons actions were racially motivated. Now if that is so, I ask you who is the racist? Maybe you and maybe the NAACP. I ask you to respect the authority and protection the public awards you as a journalist and please, be more careful about inserting your opinions and assumptions into to your reports. Just the facts please, I would like to form my own opinion. Steve Hogan Pearl Harbor Day performanceDeer eld Beach The 13th Army Band, part of the Florida National Guard, brings three bands to the beach here Friday, Dec. 7 to play a diverse program of Latin, rock and patriotic music. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. in the main beach parking lot and commemorates Pearl Harbor Day. Veterans from all wars will be recognized at a reception before the concert. Three ensembles of the 44piece band will be performing: The Latin band Sintonia, the rock band Dead Time and the concert band with music appropriate to the day. Serving the State of Florida, the nation and local communities since 1906, the citizen soldiers of the 13th Army Band provide music for all occasions with eight distinctive ensembles. It has played at such signi cant events as the Presidential Inauguration, the Super Bowl and July 4th celebrations throughout the state. It regularly provides support for military funerals and in times of disaster provides relief supplies to areas in need. The concert is sponsored by the Deer eld Beach Cultural Society. Bring a ag to wave and beach chairs for seating. Refreshments will be sold. Veterans planning to attend the reception should contact Cultural Committee Chairman Judi Stanich at 954-461-1152.Local blogger highlights the not-so-cute animalsBy Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach When Dorian Wagner and Stephanie Stephanie Fonju step into an animal shelter they bypass the cute cats for the ones who need a little extra help nding a home. I try to put my efforts into ones that dont have that [cuteness] advantage. Its amazing what a little bit better camera work can do, said Wagner, a Deer eld Beach resident. Her website, www.yourdailycute.com, features photos of cats up for adoption. Black cats are the least adopted. Its not because they dont have personality, its that theyre all hard to photograph. Better photography makes all the difference in the world to [a potential adopter] whos just scanning [a website], she said. Fonju, who has been photographing shelter pets with Wagner since 2010, make the cats Fundraiser for Noahs ArkFriday, Nov. 30 5 p.m. JC Wahoos Sports Bar & Grill 3128 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point look more adoptable. I suppose the only difference [between photographing people and animals] is I cant really direct [animals], said Fonju, a Plantation resident. But Wagners website and Fonjus photographs have helped more than the animals that have been adopted. Because of their work, Royal Canin USA, a company that makes premium dog and cat food, donated 592 lbs. of dry cat food [valued at $2,500] to Noahs Ark, a non-pro t shelter located in Pompano. I love the place. I love the people. Theyre doing really good work, said Wagner about Noahs Ark. Dorian is well respected in the pet blogging community and does an amazing job advocating for rescue cats and all animals. Shes been a great help in educating cat owners about the effects of spaying and neutering and the importance that custom nutrition plays in our pets lives, wrote Ronna Krahl, retail marketing manager at Royal Canin USA in an email to The Pelican. We were happy . to make a donation to her favorite cat rescue, Noahs Ark, to support the amazing work they do. The food donated was speci cally made for cats that have been spayed or neutered. Hormonal changes after surgery cause a decrease in energy and an increase in appetite. But whether specially formulated or not, Barbara Beeson, president and founder of Noahs Ark, is glad to have the help. That will keep the kitties at Noahs Ark happy for many months to come. This month, Beeson is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Noahs Ark, See CATS on page 19 Letters Photos this week AnnouncementsArtists Al Wheeler and Gene Huszcza at Tropics Restaurant during the rst installment of the Island City Art Walk on Nov. 16. Art Walk is a monthly event along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors where artists display their work in businesses and restaurants along The Drive. Visit www.islandcityartwalk. com for more information. [Staff Photos] Bruce Bogan and James Kopp Mr. Babes at Copy This.

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The Pelican 7 Friday, November 23, 2012 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point Ever since he was discharged from the Marine Corps seven years ago, Zach Dunn has found it hard to trust people. But get him with a group of fellow veterans and its like a group of old high school buddies reuniting. It brings you back to that brotherhood you had when you were serving, he said. Last Saturday, Dunn and a dozen fellow veterans went shing for tuna, mahi and whatever else they could Wounded warriors take to the sea for a day of fun, shing catch all part of a Wounded Warrior Project shing trip sponsored by local boat captains, Lighthouse Point Marina and Nauti Dawg restaurant. The Wounded Warrior Project is a private organization that helps disabled veterans with mental and physical rehabilitation, job training and educational opportunities. And from time to time, a little rest and relaxation. These guys are very much outdoorsman. And this helps manage their stress and energy levels. It really helps the PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder], said Chris Rick, manager of Wounded Warriors TRACK program in Jacksonville. TRACK is a specialized 12-month education program. We advocate for whatever they need. Mind, body and spirit. As part of TRACK, Dunn is training for a job as a veterinarian technician. But its his past that hes had to work on the most these last eight years. On May 13, 2004, Dunn was on patrol with his infantry unit in Fallujah, Iraq when his Humvee was hit by an IED [Improvised Explosive Device]. Dunn was struck by shrapnel in the head, See WARRIORS on page 21 Brian Torres, Chris Rick, Michael Greco and Allen Personette with a mahi caught on the Wounded Warrior shing trip last Saturday. [Photo by Mike Fuller]

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8 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 2012 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. You can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. BriefsSend your events for publication to mdpelican@ yahoo.com Casino trip Deer eld Beach St. Ambrose Mens Club will host a trip to Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Dec. 6. Cost for the trip is $21 which includes the bus trip, $15 of free play and a $5 food voucher. The bus leaves the parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Persons interested in joining the group should meet at St. Ambrose parking lot, 380 S. Fed. Hwy., Deer eld Beach, before 10:30 a.m. The trip is open to the public, but reservations are required. Call Jerry at 954856-6062.Holiday re-schedulesOakland Park The next meeting of the Oakland Park City Commission is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. The Nov. 21 meeting was canceled due to the proximity to Thanksgiving. The commission meets on Dec. 19. The Jan. 2, 2013 meeting has been canceled, and the Jan. 16 meeting will take place as scheduled. Agendas and backup can be reviewed on the citys website one week prior. For meeting information, call the city clerk at 954-630-4300. Oakland Park A ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on a downtown public plaza at the north anchor of the Culinary Arts District is set from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in front of Oakland Station at NE 38 Street and NE 12 Avenue [Main Street.] The public is invited to the celebration, which includes tastes of microbrews by Funky Buddha Brewery, scheduled to open in February at Oakland Station. Mark Zaden of The Weedline Band, an Oakland Park native, will provide live music. Work will begin simultaneously on the Oakland Station faade, interior work for Funky Buddha Brewery and the public plaza. To RSVP for the ground-breaking or for more information, call Alicia Alleyne at 786-247-2762.Sip the brew, celebrate new culinary art district By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFDr. George Georgakakis feels home grown. He says, I have lived in Fort Lauderdale since I was 18 months old. I graduated from Northeast High School, got all of my degrees from the University of Miami and only left to do my surgical internship and Otolaryngology residency at the University of Maryland. He is certi ed by and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and is af liated with Holy Cross and Imperial Point Hospitals. His Fort Lauderdale of ce Suite 302 is at 4801 N. Federal Highway. In practice for 11 years, Dr. George relates easily to patients. Hes unhurried and makes time to listen to his patients description of the problem. The patients history is very important, he says. Often there are multiple problems which I want to hear about before I begin an actual examination. He admits, The allure of this specialty for me was treating all age patients in the areas of ears, nose and throat. The systems are closely connected and often affect each other. We see everything including chronic sinus disease, hoarse voice, dif culty in swallowing, sensation of a lump in the throat, vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss. One of his young patients, two-year-old Jacob Mincey, seemed to have many ear problems. His mother, Homanda Mincey, says, Dr. Georgakakis put Jacob at ease and has been very helpful Dr. George Georgakakis, specialist in ENT, head and neck surgery and hearing, treats patients of all agesSee DR. GEORGE on page 20Dr. Georgakakis is an M.D., P.A., who specializes in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, says listening and getting a good history is the rst step in diagnosis for many of the ailments in ear, nose and throat such as earache, hearing loss, chronic sinus drip, headaches, tinnitus, vertigo and more. [Photo by Phyllis J. Neuberger] Christmas fairPompano Beach St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, 3331 NE 10 Terrace, Pompano Beach, is holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Craft and gift vendors, food, kids rides, arts and crafts, entertainment and visits from Santa will all be there. Call 954-941-8117.

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The Pelican 9 Friday, November 23, 2012 Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Executive Director and CEO of Floridas Turnpike Enterprise; Ananth Prasad, Secretary of Transportation for The Florida Department of Transportation; Xavier Rabell, CEO of Areas USA; Gerrie Chambliss; Vice Mayor of Pompano Beach George Brummer; Joe Chambliss, CEO of Florida Turnpike Services; Richard Wheeler, President of Florida Turnpike ServicesPompano Beach Turnpike service center completely remodeled Pompano Beach The Pompano Beach Service Plaza, located at milepost 65 on Floridas Turnpike, celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This is the rst of eight service plazas on the Turnpike to be completely remodeled throughout Florida. Since the soft opening in June, the plaza has nished all construction including larger restroom facilities, a signi cant increase in the number of truck parking spaces, a fenced in pet exercise area, priority parking for fuel ef cient vehicles and achieved Silver LEED certi cation. Through a partnership with Areas USA, a Floridabased company with operations at Miami and Orlando International See SERVICE on page 20

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10 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 2012 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Phylliss new book, China Dahl, is available on amazon.com. Call 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFStepping into Jans Homemade Candies, Inc. and inhaling the mouth watering smells of homemade chocolate cooking, turns a visitor into an instant impulse legs. I put Prayers for Josh Wetzel on my Facebook page and 5,000 people prayed for this young man. My husband Bob and I decided to send him a huge piece of solid chocolate with his name and army medallion on the top. We became friends. There he was, all banged up and struggling to learn how to walk on his new legs, and yet he cared enough to ask us to pray for another soldier, Eric Hunter, who had also lost a leg in the same way, same place. We sent Eric a large personalized chocolate also. Then we sent a collection of chocolate army medallions to both of these heroes to pass out to all of their fellow patients. Corey Garman became our next friend. He, too, had lost his legs. We heard from his friends that he and his ance, Megan, were going to be married in the hospital in September so I made them wedding favors. They kept postponing the wedding and we couldnt understand why. They froze our chocolate wedding gifts and explained that Corey wanted to stand on his new legs like every groom on the day of his wedding. They hope that will be soon. We now send one or two packages of chocolates every week to our growing list of new friends. These men and women fought so valiantly for us. We get notes of appreciation every day. Some are emails. Some are written by supportive family members for those with no arms. Whenever one of our boys is having another surgery, off goes a Jans Homemade Candies, Inc. sends chocolate gifts to wounded service men and women at Walter Reed Medical Center Josh and Cory practice walking with their brand new legs. See JANS HOMEMADE CANDIES on page 11Jan and Bob Lendi pause for a photo in their incredible, home made candy store in LBTS. [Photos by Phyllis J. Neuberger] buyer. As the eye scans the showcases displaying elegant chocolates in every artistic shape and design imaginable, its hard to resist owner Jan Lendis generous offer to sample a taste of this and a taste of that. But The Pelican didnt come to this store in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea at 4327 N. Ocean Drive for personal pleasure, but rather to meet the lady who ships her delectable candy off at least once a week to our wounded men and women returned from battle with physical and mental challenges, all being rehabbed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. Jan smiles and says, My obsession to thank these American heroes began when my brother emailed me asking me to pray for Josh Wetzel who had stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost both

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The Pelican 11 Friday, November 23, 2012 shipment of their favorite fudge or chocolates. We now know their favorites. Why do we do it? We do it because I wouldnt have my shop if it werent for boys like these who fought for our freedom and paid a terrible price. They are heroes who deserve gratitude, good wishes and friendship from every one of us. When I see their faces I realize these boys and girls have barely left childhood and yet they have lost essential body parts defending our way of life. Bob is actually growing a beard during No Shave November to draw attention to these wounded warriors. Jan and Bob do even more. LBTS has its own way to thank the military. The town regularly hosts a military couple, found through the U.S.O., for a weekend of rest, relaxation and romance. Jan and Bob further enhance those weekends with sweet wishes baskets of chocolates. So far Jan has sent 30 baskets to visiting military couples.Jans Homemade Candies, Inc.Come March, it will be 12 years since Jan and her husband helper, Bob, opened their store in LBTS. The past few years have been a struggle because of the economy, Jan says. With Gods blessings, weve made it through. We hope business will pick up in this new season. Jan makes almost all of her chocolates and fudge in the shop, producing small batches at a time so theres no waste. Everything is natural. No preservatives are ever used. Our chocolates can be frozen, Jan says. Be sure they are in an air tight container and thawed completely before reopening. We ship year round using frozen gel packs and insulated boxes. Our chocolates arrive as fresh as if they had just been purchased that day. We have many loyal customers. In fact some of our arriving snowbirds make this their rst stop on the way to their hotels. Bob, who assists his wife, says, We do a lot of personalizing chocolates for events and individuals. He holds up a chocolate cross, saying, We just nished baking 100 dark chocolate crosses for a special dinner at Holy Cross Hospital. Then he shows off a beautifully colored chocolate shark, saying. We just made 100 of these for an alumni group from Nova Southeastern University. Jans newest creation, called Berry Healthy Bark, contains, 72 percent dark chocolate with organic cherries, cranberries, blueberries, almonds, pepitas [shelled pumpkin seeds] and acai berries. Its become an instant best seller. While Jan was being interviewed, a new customer, Bob Brockman, stopped by at the suggestion of his friend. He said, My very good friend, a Western Buddhist Monk, Gen Kelsang Norbu, loves the all natural goodness of Jans chocolates. Brockman sampled the pumpkin pie fudge and raved. He promised to return before Christmas for some eggnog fudge. As he chose one of those, and those, and those, sampling a few as he went along, he laughed and said, I guess I am that kid in the candy store. He walked out of Jans with a $27 box of assorted goodies feeling thrilled with his choices. Thank you Jan and Bob Lendi for your generosity and support for our wounded GI Joes and Janes, who are patients at Walter Reed Medical Center. Jans Homemade Candies is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 954-202-9495 or 1-800795-5267. For a look at Jans variety www.janscandies.comJans Homemade CandiesContinued from page 10 Holiday Fantasy of LightsCoconut Creek The Holiday Fantasy of Lights returns to Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road. The 18th edition of the drivethrough light extravaganza runs from now until Jan. 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly. For more information, visit www. holidaylightsdrivethru.com.

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12 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 2012 SightingsA community calendar for Northeast Broward County. Send your event information to mdpelican@yahoo.com 11-27 Card party hosted by the Benevolent Patriotic Order Of DOES Drove 142 and the Pompano Beach ELKS Lodge, 700 NE 10 St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $4 and includes dessert and coffee/tea, door prizes and raffle items. 561-479-2002. 11-27 Wilton Manors City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 11-27 Pompano Beach City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. 11-27 Lighthouse Point City Commission meeting at 7:30 p.m. at city hall, 2200 N.E. 38 St. 11-27 Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive. 11-28 Free tobacco cessation program at the Wilton Manors Library, 500 NE 26 St., from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 305-942-6378 to register or just show up. 11-30 Free showing of ParaNorman at Wimberly Field, 4000 NE 3rd Ave., Oakland Park, at sundown. Refreshments available for purchase. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. The Moonlit Movie Series takes place the last Friday of every month. 954-630-4500. 11-30 Dinner and a show at the Herb Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. The comedy Auntie Mame will be shown at 8 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30. There is also a 2 p.m. performance on Dec. 2. Tickets are $20. 954-786-4590.See SIGHTINGS on page 14

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The Pelican 13 Friday, November 23, 2012 Department [WMPD] and sign a contract with BSO. WMPD personnel voted 28-0 for the change. Were very far away from a merger, said WMPD Sgt. Chuck Howard, speaking on behalf of the WMPD. We want the people to be educated and come forward and just voice their opinion and ask the commission for a proposal. Beyond the public comments section at Tuesdays meeting, residents also have a chance to express themselves at the polls. In January, 82 percent of residents voted to require a referendum as a condition of abolishing and transferring the citys police department. Commissioners would still But the commissioners wouls still have the nal say. In an Oct. 16 candidates forum, Vice Mayor Julie Carson and Commissioner Tom Green both expressed support for keeping WMPD. I like it. The residents like it. Its not scally responsible to move to BSO, said Carson. According to the PBA, switching would allow the city to save $4 million over the life of the rst three-year contract through the reduction in some administrative positions and services that can be handled through BSO. Commissioner Scott Newton said he doesnt believe the numbers but also doesnt believe people want a change. The community is not asking for a change. As of today, theres no reason to look to BSO. Most people are very happy, he said. But Howard said switching to BSO is about more than just the city budget. We would have all those resources we can share from the Sherriffs Of ce. If we have a major crime in process we can pull those resources from Oakland Park BSO, said Howard. With BSO, the city would have access to SWAT, helicopters, the bomb squad and a specialized unit that focuses on high crime areas. Wilton Manors spent $5.689 million this year for police services; 43 percent of the total budget. In 2011, the city spent $5.658 million and in 2010, $5.608 million. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea [LBTS], which is the closest BSO municipality in size to Wilton Manors, spent $3.5 million this year, $3.4 million last year and $3.1 million the year before that. LBTS is 1.5 square miles and has a population of 6,168 with 28 BSO personnel, including 19 deputies. Wilton Manors is 2.5 square miles and has 11,843 residents with a police staff of 28, including 16 patrol of cers. Said Howard, There have been times when we had to hold calls [or get assistance from Fort Lauderdale] because were understaffed. According to a brochure distributed by the PBA, a maximum of two of cers patrol Wilton Manors at any given time. Howard added that the change would allow personnel to go from the current eight-hour shifts to 12hour shifts, allowing for more exibility and less stressful schedules. Assistant City Manager Leigh Ann Henderson said police staf ng levels have remained the same for years. In 2010 Pompano Beach Commissioners, unhappy with rising costs, considered dropping BSO in favor of restarting the citys police department. Pompano hired BSO in 1999. One aspect of the BSO contract they were unhappy with was a single year increase of eight percent. Charles Whitelock, who represented Pompano in negotiations with BSO, said at the time that the increase contained uff to cover unanticipated costs. Ultimately commissioners decided it against it because of the costs. If we were starting our own police force we would need more money [than the four-year, $37.3 million contract], said Commissioner Charlotte Burrie in 2010. That was the main factor, said Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher. He added that public sentiment in favor of keeping BSO and the additional resources that come with it also persuaded the commission. Municipalities that contract with BSO get to make decisions on command staff, including the selection of who serves as chief of the district. WMPD Chief Paul OConnell served as BSO chief in Parkland before being hired by Wilton Manors. Commissioner Rex Hardin, who voted against BSO in favor of a Pompano police department, said he is happy with the level of service provided by BSO but saw a chance for signi cant cost savings to taxpayers. Hardin said start-up costs for the new department would have raised costs for the rst year but the city would have seen signi cant savings over the long term. MergerContinued from page 1

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14 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 2012 Tournament that brings the little island alive. Proceeds are donated to local churches. Occupying the companys only beachside location, the Deer eld Beach Flanigans is being expanded to keep up with the neighborhood speci cally the new twostory pier restaurant. A liquor store has been closed to allow for expansion of the kitchen and a few more indoor tables. Outside, sidewalk dining and the existing tiki hut will be expanded. If all that goes well, the owners would like to go up a story providing customers a view of A1A and glimpses of the ocean. They feel the addition, second-level outside dining, will give the building and the corner a presence in keeping with its surroundings. Several years ago, the Flanigans took over FlanigansContinued from page 5ownership of The Whales Rib, a popular restaurant located next door. While it is part of their restaurant empire now 22 stores from Stuart to Pinecrest in Dade County they maintained the Ribs original ambiance and distinctive menu.The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale and on the American Stock Exchange, symbol, BDC. Bolstering this company that has been in business for more than 50 years are many, many dedicated long time employees such as the Deer eld Beach manager Kevin King, who has worked for Flanigans on and off since 1992. He is back now to oversee the proposed expansion. Mike says some employees have been with the company almost since the beginning. Our employees stay with us because of the family atmosphere, he said. And we always try to promote from within. Because they are shermen, the Flanigans make dolphin and tuna their signature dishes, along with the baby back ribs they boast are the best anywhere. To keep the Flanigan legacy current, the family changes out photos when the walls get full. In Deer eld, their long history more than lls the room. And in Miami, there is a warehouse of photographs waiting to be hung so the story of a family at play will continue to be told.June Carlson of Lake Worth, author of I Kissed the Face of God, a ctionalized story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, was guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Christian Womens Fellowship at First Christian Church in Pompano Beach. Carlson, in pink, autographs books for, from left, Joanne Cummings, Ruth Kleinjan (standing) and Portia Schuppener, all of First Christian Church and Joy Len Davidson. Carlson and Davidson are from Cross Community Church in Deer eld Beach. [Staff photo by Judy Vik] Book signing SightingsContinued from page 12 See SIGHTINGS on page 18 11-30 Guy Harvey will be signing and personalizing purchases at West Marine, 2401 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, from 6 to 8 p.m. 954-400-5323 or visit www. westmarine.com.

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The Pelican 15 Friday, November 23, 2012 wonderful production. We picked so many talented performers from the many, many who auditioned. This is a very funny show, said Kris Coffelt, artistic director of the Curtain Call Playhouse. Coffelt herself plays the rambunctious Mame. Its the role of a lifetime, she said comparing it to another highlight of her career, her dramatic portrayal of Queen Eleanor in The Lion in Winter. This Auntie Mame is directed by Steve Chamber, a playwrite, performer and director. Its a joy to have him with us, Coffelt said. The play was rst performed in the s coming to Broadway after Patrick Dennis [Mames nephew in real life] wrote a novel in 1955 about his life and times with his aunt. It is not the musical version, Mame, but makes up for that with the wonderful and witty dialogue by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Coffelt said. With a cast of 20 that make multiple costume changes for the fast-paced scenes, the play moves along at an energetic clip. The costumes, about 80 in all, have been created by Chuck Roeder of Oakland Park. This is the 16th season for Curtain Call Playhouse which annually mounts four productions: a musical, a musical revue, a comedy and an adult performance for children. In addition, the Playhouse holds workshops and camps for young thespians. Coffelt says Pompano Beach the Players hometown. Rehearsals are at the Emma Lou Olson Center. Starring with her in Auntie Mame, are Brian Inerfeld, as the young Patrick. Inerfeld is a veteran of the musical. The older Patrick is played by Eric Salas, Lindsey is played by Peter King, Beau by William Roach, Vera by Tera Young and Mr. Babcock, Mames nemesis, by Joel Kylker. Several of these main players, have not been on the Curtain Call stage in the past. Even the minor characters have a scene written for them. They are very de ned characters, Coffelt said. Opening night of Auntie Mame, Friday, Nov. 30, is being sponsored by the City of Pompano Beach and includes dinner. Tickets are $30. The matinee show, $20, is Sunday, Dec. 2. The Skolnick Center is at 800 SW 36 Ave. The show goes to the Willow Theatre in Boca Raton, 300 S. Military Trail, for another ve performances through Dec. 16. For performance times, check the website or box of ce, 954784-0768. Next production for Curtain Call Players is Kiss me Kate, which plays Jan 27 to Mar. 16. Curtain Call Playhouse is a not-for-pro t theatre that tours Broward and Palm Beach counties. MameContinued from page 1

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16 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 2012 proclaimed urban farmer, said residents can learn to farm either in their own backyards or in a community garden. Until August when the lease was up, the Institute ran a two-acre farm on Powerline Road south of Copans Road in Pompano Beach, but issues caused it to close. Now, with plans taking shape for a Culinary Arts District in downtown Oakland Park, Urban Farm of cials Jon Albee and Stephen Hill are proposing to operate the acreage with the city as a partner. The idea is to make locally-grown food more available and help people grow it themselves, Hill explained. This is a perfect t to the Culinary Arts District. The farm features innovative urban growing systems, including vertical hydroponic towers and EarthBox soil-based systems, Brown said. The hydroponic units dont use soil. Foods would be naturally grown with organic nutrients. You can feed a family of four with six to eight towers, Brown said. He has 15 hydroponic towers at his house. I come home and cut my lettuce, add oregano and thyme and make an incredible salad. Classes are proposed for composting, use of worms, health and nutrition. The Urban Farm Institute, a nonpro t arm of The Urban Farmer, would operate the only commercial farm east of U.S. 441, Brown said. For a monthly fee, participants become part of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and share in the food raised. Discussions also are under way for a green market in the downtown area just north of City Hall on NE 12 Ave. (Main Street). Brown suggested the market be on Wednesday or Friday evenings, since there are already so many green markets in the area on weekends. Commissioner Suzanne Boisvenue noted that she grew up on a farm. People want this. We need to do this. Im really excited about it, she said. Brown said the proposed tenant, the Urban Farm Institute, would work the farm. The area would be fenced and locked at night. An avid home gardener, Commissioner Jed Shank reminded the commission that he asked for a community garden two years ago, but the idea wasnt supported then. Im so excited about this. Its outstanding, Shank said.FarmContinued from page 1

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The Pelican 17 Friday, November 23, 2012Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo.com be heavily festooned, or look more like Charlie Browns Christmas tree. The idea, Green said, is simply to have fun. A captain s party will be held Dec. 6 at the Isle Casino. We want to make this rst class, Green said. Captains will also get special gifts and mementoes. Truthfully, the boat captains make the parade, Gwen Leys said. They are the ones we need to thank. The Chamber claims Pompanos is the oldest Christmas boat parade in the country. It began simply with a few boat owners lighting up their hulls and cruising throughout the citys canals. It grew to be a 60-boat procession, but in recent years the number of boaters has dwindled. This year, interest is high. We already have more entries then we did just before last years parade, Green said. And already we have more sponsorships. Those without boats, or who have not been invited aboard by a friendly captain, can ride, dine, drink and dance on the lead boat Musette for $55. The Musette boards at the Two Georges restaurant in Deer eld Beach at 4:30 p.m. and cruises the waterway for four hours. Reservations for that cruise can be made at the Chamber. ParadeContinued from page 3

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18 The Pelican Friday, November 23, 2012 SightingsContinued from page 14 See SIGHTINGS on page 2012-1 WRMF No Snow Ball at 7 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 201 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. Concert features Gavin DeGraw, Tristan Prettyman, Phillip Phillips and Hedley. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit www.myboca.us/ MiznerAmphi for tickets. 12-1 & 12-2 City-Wide Market from 9 to 5 p.m. War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8 St., Ft. Lauderdale. Free admission and parking. Vintage and locally made good available for sale. Over 200 vendors. 954-785-7475. 12-3 Retired Educators Social Club meeting at 12 p.m. at 6343 Via de Sonrisa del Sur, Boca Raton. Open to the public and new members. 954-255-6360. 12-3 Palm Aire/Cypress Bend Democratic Club meeting at the Herb Skolnick Center 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. Mitch Ceasar, chairman of the Broward County Democratic Executive Committee, will discuss the Nov. 6 election results. 954-975-3772 or 786877-1644. 12-4 Deerfield Beach Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 150 NE 2 Ave. 12-5 Oakland Park Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 3650 NE 12 Ave. 12-6 Wilton Manors tree lighting ceremony at Jaycee Park, the corner of Wilton Drive and Northeast 21 Court, at 6:30 p.m. 12-8 Gold Coast Youth Orchestra performs its Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church The Pink Church, 2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach Featured will be the music of Vivaldi, Torelli, Corelli, and selections from Tchaikovskys holiday classic, The Nutcracker. A minimum donation of $10 will be requested at the door. 954-501-0401. 12-8 & 9 Christmas craft sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 3331 NE 10 Terrace, Pompano Beach. Vendors wanted. 954-941-8117. 12-8 Wilton Manors Yard Sale at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables, chairs and tents are available for rental. Call 954-390-2115 or 954-390-2130 to rent a space. The yard sale is free to the public. 12-9 Sunday with Santa at the E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 Martin Luther King Blvd., from 6 to 8 p.m. Along

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The Pelican 19 Friday, November 23, 2012 which has been at its 2217 E. Atlantic Blvd. location since it was founded. Serving as a shelter and adoption center, Noahs Ark has about 60 cats on its premises and Beeson and her volunteers support dogs and cats that live with foster families. We provide food and medical bene ts for about 300 animals around town, said Beeson. Wagner also collects pet toys and treats for shelters all over the world. Visit www. santapawsdrive.com to donate. There will be a fundraiser for Noahs Ark on Friday, Nov. 30 at JC Wahoos Sports Bar and Grill, 3128 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point at 5 p.m.. For more information visit www.noahsarksanctuaryinc.org or call 954-788-2376. Noahs Ark is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. CatsContinued from page 6Santa Claus at City CentrePompano Beach Santa Claus will be making regular appearances at Pompano Citi Centre, located at the corner of Federal Highway and Copans Road, on Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 24 through Dec. 23 from 12 to 6 p.m. Children can enjoy extra holiday activities and entertainment from 12 to 4 p.m. on Santa Claus Saturdays. For a complete holiday schedule, visit www. pompanociticentre.com. Vendors and entertainers can participate by calling 954943-4683.Yuletide on Atlantic Pompano Beach Yuletide on Atlantic will be held Friday, Dec. 7. The parade will start at 6 p.m. at Pompano Beach Community Park, 1001 N. Federal Hwy., and festivities will kick up immediately following the parade and will include games, crafts, entertainment, caroling and a light show. Have your camera charged and ready to go as the city welcomes Santas big arrival to kick off the holiday season. Interested in participating in the Yuletide parade this year? Visit www.mypompanobeach. org or call 954-746-4111.

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20 The Pelican Friday, November 23, 2012 The Pelican 954-783-8700 with Jacobs earaches. Jacob doesnt put up a fuss about going to the doctor like most little kids would. His practice includes doctor of audiology, Paula Liebeskind who has 25 years in diagnosing hearing loss, and when needed, assists clients in determining if a hearing aid is needed and what type would be of value. Dr. George says, Its important to be realistic about hearing aids. They improve hearing, but will not give a person the natural hearing experienced as a child. Manufacturers of aids have made great strides in the help they deliver. If a patient is on the fence about wearing one, I often recommend waiting a year or two and then repeating the test. Removing ear wax, a simple and easy procedure done in the of ce, is often an easy solution to sudden hearing loss. Asked how he determines what the ailment might be, the doctor says he does an initial basic exam. For a more informed diagnosis, he says, We often use a Laryngoscope which is a exible telescope that allows us to do a painless exam of the nose and throat. We have a very effective new tool for treating chronic sinus disease. The tool, balloon sinuplasty, permits us to dilate the sinus allowing for better drainage and eliminating problems. Because this is a new procedure we do it in the hospital as an outpatient treatment. Most patients experience great relief from their problems. He describes another useful tool used in his practice. Using a video recorder we now can provide patients the ability to see their own vocal cords in action. This helps them make a treatment decision with more con dence. Because seeing is believing, this tool is a welcome one. Discussing allergies, he says, We do RAST testing which is a blood test that determines the presence of allergy. Once discovered, the problems can be treated with avoidance or medical management. If necessary, there are always allergy tests. Tinnitus is another common problem. We do ear cleaning, hearing tests and if we can nd no explanation, we will discuss coping measures. We do what we call tinnitus retraining therapy or TRT. Vertigo is a frequent complaint. Benign positional vertigo can be relieved through Epley Maneuvering which we can do in the of ce. If this still doesnt help, we can do a videonystatogram which allows us to assess the inner ear function. See an ENT doctor for these symptoms: Voice hoarseness for more than two weeks Dif culty swallowing or the sensation of a lump in the throat Sudden loss of hearing Investigate chronic sinus drip or headaches Nasal congestion might be caused by allergies Appointments are available Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 9 to 4:30 on Fri. Call 954-493-8773. airports, all eight plazas along the Turnpike will be renovated. Areas USA is investing $160 million in the redevelopment of the plazas. Joining in the days festivities were Xavier Rabell, CEO of Areas USA; Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Executive Director and CEO of Floridas Turnpike Enterprise; Ananth Prasad, Secretary of Transportation for The Florida Department of Transportation; City of Pompano Beach Vice Mayor George Brummer and special guest Helio Castroneves, IndyCar driver and a winner of the hit show, Dancing with the Stars. Guests enjoyed food tastings and giveaways from the plazas vendors, including Dunkin Donuts, Wendys, Pizza Hut Express, Coca Cola, Sysco, Shell, Red Bull and AAA among many others. During the dedication of the plaza, Areas USA presented a donation of $2,500 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society [LLS]. In lieu of tips, all food vendor stations at the plaza display donation jars, and every month the donations collected are given to LLS. ServiceContinued from page 9 with ice cream with Santa, there will also be holidays crafts. 954-786-4600. 12-9 Pompano Beach Boat Parade at 6 p.m. at Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano and ends at Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge. SightingsContinued from page 18Family entertainment, shore decorating contest. Boats can enter for free and each entry receives a hand painted commemorative ornament. 954-941-2940. 12-14 The movie Pirates! Band of Misfits will play at 7 p.m. at Villages of Hillsboro Park, 4111 NW 6 St., Deerfield Beach. Movie is free. Refreshments will be sold. Bring blankets and chairs. 954-480-4429.FridaysThe Island City Art Walk is held every third Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Many businesses along the street host an artist and serve up free See SIGHTINGS on page 25Dr. GeorgeContinued from page 8

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The Pelican 21 Friday, November 23, 2012 WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Rev. Hyvenson Joseph hospitals in Iraq, Germany and staeside before nally being discharged and sent home to San Diego. But while his physical wounds have healed, Dunn still struggles with PTSD. Its been a long time. Its been an up and down roller coaster, he said. But for Dunn, Saturday was a high point especially catching a black tip shark. That was a pretty fun catch, he said. For Bryan Wagner, the shing trip was also a good day. It was absolutely fantastic. This is a great city. Everyone seems super chill, he said. Wagner, who is originally from Exeter, California, and served in the Army as a military police of cer, lost his right leg on Dec. 17, 2007 when an IED tore through his WarriorsContinued from page 7knees and right arm, causing traumatic brain injury and nerve damage. After the IED, Dunn spent time in a series of military Humvee in Baghdad. Dont vacation there if you dont have to, joked Wagner. Eventually, he ended up at Walter Reed Medical Center where he went through physical rehabilitation and had to relearn how to do many things, including how to walk and even use the bathroom. Everything I was used to I had to learn again. I was upset but I had to man up. And he owes his recovery to the physical therapists who helped him. I am where I am because of physical therapists. Theyre amazing. Theyre the best at what they do, said Wagner, who is studying for his doctorate in physical therapy so can he become a physical therapist and help others get past their wounds and get back to living. Like Wagner, Vinnie Lasorsa and the other boat captains who took the veterans out shing want to give back. Its just a cool thing. It makes you feel good to show them their sacri ce is appreciated. Lasorsa organized the rst Wounded Warrior shing trip out of Lighthouse Point in 2009 aboard his own vessel. But once his boss, Jimmy Buffett, heard about what he was doing he insisted Lasorsa take the veterans out on his 42 ft. sport shing craft. [Jimmy] said, Take them out on my boat, said Lasorsa. It was more special [than just a day of shing], said Brad Abell, captain and owner of Teaser. Its just great to show your appreciation for theyve done. And Damon Zeigler, a Marine Corps veteran who works with the Wound Warrior Project, said the captains should remember their experience for a long time. The day you go shing with a vet is a day day you dont soon forget. Tell The Pelican about your news or special events! mdpelican@ yahoo.com or call 954783-8700 to advertise!

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The Pelican 23 Friday, November 23, 2012 Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo.comClassi edsCall 954-545-0013 REAL ESTATE WANTEDI BUY HOUSES!! CASH!! AS IS! QUICK CLOSE! ANY AREA ANY CONDITION! NO EQUITY OK. CALL NOW 954-914-2355. 1-18 CONDOS FOR SALEPOMPANO BEACH 1/1 Totally Renovated! Ocean & Intracoastal Views. LOCATION! LOCATION! $175K. More Information Call 954-783-6619. 11-23 POMPANO BEACH Sea Haven. Magni cent Waterfront Resort Type Condos. Covered Parking. 2 Blocks Beach. Heated Pool, Security. 1 / 1.5 & 2 / 2 Screened Balcony. From $110K. Coldwell Banker 954-629-1324. 12-7CONDOS FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH Sea Haven 1 / 1.5 or 2 / 2. Walk To Beach. Covered Parking. Security. Heated Pool. Exercise Room. BBQ. Resort Type Waterfront Complex. From $900. Call 954-629-1324. 12-7 DEERFIELD CENTURY VILLAGE Garden Apt. Large 1 / 1.5 Condo. Clean. 954-4214987 Or 954-254-2229. 11-23 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 E OF Federal Hwy. 2nd Floor. No Pets. Yearly Rental. $625 Month. Call Barbara 954-2637129. 11-23 POMPANO BEACH 55+ Community. Beautiful Renovated 2 / 1 Pool! Sunroom Ground Floor, Beautifully Furnished. On Golf Course. $700 Mo. 1 Year +. Good Credit. 917-544-0771. 11-23APTS FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH 1 BR & 2 BR APTS FOR RENT. Remodeled, Paint, Tile, Etc. Washer / Dryer On Site. Pool. Pet Friendly. George 954-8095030. 12-14 BEST DEAL IN POMPANO BEACH Efficiency With Kitchen, Laundry & Pool. No Pets. Seasonal, Yearly Or Monthly. 500 To Beach. 954294-8483 Or 248-736-1533. 12-7 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 $650 2/1 $750 NW 2/1,5 Townhouse -Pool $1095 SW 1/1 $750 2/1 $925 2/2 $950 ALL FREE WATER. Rent + $75 App Mov-U-In. 954-7816299. 11-30 POMPANO MCNAB RD & NE 18 AVENUE 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished/Unfurnished. $650$850 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-610-2327. 11-23 LAUD BY THE SEA 1 / 1 Apt. Ground Floor. Central A / C. Parking Out Back Door. Laundry, Courtyard. 200 Steps Beach. $1,100. 954-8685560 Wayne. 12-14 POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $500. Easy Movein. 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT. Remodeled. Great Location. 954-783-1088 For More Info. 12-14 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. 11-30 PAINT AND BODY SHOP For Rent. Legal, Permitted Paint Booth, 15HP Compressor, Air Lines Thru Out Unit, Paint Cabinet, Good Lighting, Drive Thru Unit, Freshly Refurbished, Ready To Go. $3,200 Per Month. 954-4488172. 11-30 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. 12-14 POMPANO BEACH COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS Prime Sample Rd Location. 650 E Sample Rd Approx. 2,000 Sq Ft. $2,500 + Tax AND 630 E Sample Rd Approx 700 Sq Ft. $1,300 + Tax. Yearly Lease. C/A. Nice Of ces. Hurry Wont Last Long! Darci 954-783-3723. 11-30 POMPANO BEACH WAREHOUSE For Rent. 800 To 2500 Square Foot, 14 ft. Clear Ceilings, All Units Freshly Refurbished, Excellent Lighting, Fresh Paint, Epoxy Floors, Three Phase Power, Safe Fenced Complex. $650 Per Month And Up Depending On Size. 954-448-8172. 11-30 Call The Pelican at 954-783-8700!

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26 The Pelican Friday, November 23, 2012 Send The Pelican your news! mdpelican@ yahoo.com Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. sh, cod and more. Maine Lobster also has all the sauces and spices needed to make the next seafood cook-out a avorfully memorable one. Of note, the homemade mustard and seafood sauces are the perfect accompaniment for the popular crab cakes and crab legs. Shell sh lovers will greatly appreciate the huge dry diver scallops, the sweet bay scallops, the little and middle neck clams, the prime Louisiana oysters and the fresh mussels. And nothing beats large pink, deveined Key West shrimp. They are the sweetest, tastiest shrimp you will ever eat in your life, says Maine Lobsters knowledgeable proprietor. People just love them! The star of the show at this seafood emporium is the fresh Maine lobster. Fresh lobster meat is also sold, out of shell, by the pound. One pound of lobster meat is equivalent to 4-7 lobster tails and is good for four to ve days. Maine Lobster Seafood offers a variety of species depending on the season. At the moment, Florida Stone Crab is all the rage but customers are also lining up for the live blue crab that arrive fresh almost daily at 3 p.m. I try to get here early so that I can get rst pick when the truck arrives, says area resident John Wilkins who is rst in an increasingly long queue of blue crab a cionados waiting for the next delivery. This popular crustacean is primarily found in the waters of the Western Atlantic Ocean, the Paci c coast of Central America, the Gulf of Mexico and is recognized for its delicate texture, sweet meat and being low in fat. Other popular varieties include the delicately textured snow crab, the superior tasting Alaskan king crab, the more esoteric golden crab, the avorful Dungeness crab and even the ready-to-eat red crab. As prices uctuate according to availability and demand, customers are encouraged to call, visit in person or look for advertised specials in local papers. Catering is also available and the worlds best caviars can be obtained with prior notice. Be sure to try other specialties such as smoked salmon, the outstanding sh dip and the homemade lobster bisque or New England clam chowder. Enjoy! Louisiana oysters are always a joy.LobsterContinued form page 2 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-7863274. Art Gallery 21 is open every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The gallery, located at the Womans Club of Wilton Manors, 600 NE 21 Court, features various artwork from various artists across the State of Florida. Admission is free. Visit www.canawm.org for more information.SaturdaysPompano Beach GreenMarket is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Cypress Road and Atlantic Boulevard. 954-292-8040. Wilton Manors Green Market is held every Saturday and Sunday at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 954-592-0381. Pony rides are available at Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park, 1600 NE 5 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3 per ride. 954-786-4507.RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSYoud better eat lots of turkey to get ready for the post-Thanksgiving Sunburn Sword sh Tournament, Saturday, Nov. 24. This is the time of the year when we start to see some really large sword sh being caught off our coast. This tournament has produced some of the biggest catches over the last few years. Looking at the weather for Saturday, it looks as if we nally Eat some turkey, then catch some have some favorable conditions. Lines are in the water at 8 a.m., Lines are out at 4 p.m. The scales will open at 4 p.m. and close at 7 p.m. The Captains meeting will be at RJ Boyle Studios on Friday evening from to 8 p.m. For more information, call 954420-5001. SightingsContinued from page 25

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The Pelican 27 Friday, November 23, 2012 Send your news to mdpelican@ urban and economic development. Our east and west community redevelopment agencies are growing. He cites a new downtown in Old Pompano that incorporates a new library on West Atlantic Boulevard with a connectivity zone that incorporates development on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard to the Flagler business area with landscaping, lighting, business centers and a proposed cultural center. We have the best beaches in Broward County, and we have now added the position of a tourism manager to focus on bringing more people to our city, he adds. More than two years ago, Fisher initiated a Mayors Stimulus Package that focused on several innovations that would power economic growth. We have expedited the citys permitting process that speeds up nal approvals. All departments can read and comment on proposals at the same time. But the best part is that developers can immediately see if there are any issues, he says. He is proud of the fact that a recent survey by the city indicated that the city has a 98 percent approval rating. I have to give credit there to the friendliness of our departments and to this commission. We work as a team. Residential and commercial values have risen in the city, and people are really seeing the results of development on the east side. We will see the opening of the Mariott Hotel at the beach in 2013, he said. And this week we of cially opened the transit center on Dixie Highway and Martin Luther King Boulevard. That is the key to developing the Transit Oriented Corridor which will generate more development. A big issue to Fisher is the idea of unity in the city. Another part of his stimulus plan was the creation of Unity in the Community, an annual event to bring city residents together in a multi-generational and multi-ethnic festival. This years festival boasted several hundred participants. Fisher gives credit of the citys success to the leadership of this commission, but he gives all of the credit to a higher authority. When I leave my of ce for a city meeting, I pray for guidance all the way to city hall. God has blessed me, he says. Fisher is married to Suzanne. They have two children, Trisha, a graduate of Nova University Law School and Paul, a senior at West Minster Academy. In many ways, Fisher follows in the footsteps of his recent ancestors. His grandfather, Louis Sr. served as mayor of Pompano in 1943. His great grandfather, Clint Lyons, signed the articles of incorporation for the city in 1908. The election takes place March 12, 2013. Two commission seats will also be open for that election, District 4 seat, presently held by Commissioner Woody Poitier and District 2 seat, presently held by Commissioner Charlotte Burrie. FisherContinued from page 1

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Friday, November 23, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 47 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 7 days left in 2012 Hurricane season Dairy farm may be converted into urban garden By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park Acreage at a former dairy may be transformed into an urban farm and community garden after commissioners expressed enthusiasm for a proposal by the Urban Farm Institute to plant the vacant land north of Jaco Pastorius Park. “Urban farming is the wave of the future, but most of us have lost touch with agriculture,” Chris Brown, a principal with Redevelopment Management Associates [RMA], told commissioners. Brown, a self – Pastorius tribute, Dec. 1Oakland Park Main Street will present “A Tribute to Jaco” from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Federal Hwy. The evening will feature live music by Le Bron Jams with Julius Pastorius & Friends; pop rock by the Marcel Salas Trio; and progressive metal by The Neolythyc with segments of their new album, “March of a Thousand Sons.” Guests will get a sneak peek at an upcoming “Jaco Pastorius Documentary” produced by Robert Trujillo and the Pastorius family. For more information, call 754-214-0041 or visit www. oaklandparkmainstreet.com.See FARM on page 16 HELLO, DARLING! By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach “Auntie Mame,” the classic comedy about a amboyant lady and the young nephew placed in her care, comes Irrepressible Mame at Skolnick Center in the original stage play to the Herb Skolnick Center later this month with an engaging case of characters, many of them new to the Curtain Call Players. “Honestly? This will be a See MAME on page 15 Wilton Manors cops want to work for BSO Merger would go to votersBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors This city’s police of cers want to take off their black uniforms and put on the white ones worn by Broward Sheriff’s Of ce [BSO] deputies. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the Police Benevolent Association [PBA], which represents police personnel, will ask the city commissioners to do just that – fold the Wilton Manors Police Mayor will seek third term; says Pompano Beach on its way to number oneBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher, announced this week that he will seek a third term as mayor of this city. Fisher, 52, opened his campaign account Oct. 3. Speaking at his of ce on Cypress Road, where he is president of Fisher Auction, a family business, he said the city “is on the cusp of really breaking through to becoming the number one city in Broward County.” He says there are many actions taken by this commission that have paved the way for Pompano Beach, a city that came to life as a farming community, to be in the forefront of See MERGER on page 13 See FISHER on page 27Brian Inerfeld [Young Patrick Dennis and Kris Coffelt [Auntie Mame]. Photo courtesy of Curtain Call Players.

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2 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 2012 By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN WRITERMaine Lobster Seafood 1101 S. Dixie Highway Pompano Beach 954-784-3634Pompano Beach Maine Lobster Seafood’s aquatic warehouse is easily recognizable as a bastion of maritime treats on the southern border of Pompano Beach. As stated on the website, “the state-of-the-art facility was established in 1992 and has a 50,000 pound capacity, making it the largest in Florida. When the company was founded, all lobsters, sh and seafood were only sold directly to owners of ne seafood restaurants, hotels and lobster wholesalers in Florida. But because of Enjoy ocean delights at Pompano Beach’s Maine Lobster Seafood marketthe demand by the general public for exceptionally fresh products at competitive prices, a retail store was opened in 2001. In 2009 fresh lobster, sh, seafood and steaks began being shipped throughout the entire United States.” “In fact, we ship our seafood all over the world,” says the company spokesman. “Many of our sh species are caught here from our local shermen and since we supply the restaurants, we have the best prices around.” Indeed, customers can drop by for affordable sh such as tilapia, salmon, haddock, yellowtail snapper, grouper, mahi-mahi, white See LOBSTER on page 26A Spanish paella is the ideal vehicle to enjoy a host of seafood favorites. Sweet baby clams, tender cod, crab claws, mussels and plump shrimp are just a few of the ingredients that should be included. Sweet Maine Lobster is available year round and makes a delicious meal anytime in a variety of preparations. Of course, purists will say that a 10 minute steam and some drawn butter is the best way to enjoy this delicacy.

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The Pelican 3 Friday, November 23, 2012 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – A couple whose names are synonymous with safe boating will be the grand marshals of this year’s boat parade, Dec. 9. Richard and Gwen Leys, of cers in the Coast Guard Auxiliary almost from the day they arrived here from Philadelphia in 1993, will be on the bow of the 75foot party boat, the Musette, greeting parade watchers from Lake Santa Barbara to Hillsboro Blvd.At 50, Pompano Boat Parade may be the best everThe Leys have also been on the boat parade committee for many years because it was their rst glimpse of a Florida holiday. Seeing all the lighted boats on the Intracoastal Waterway was “a magical experience,” Gwen Leys remembers. They immediately joined the CG Auxiliary and become parade participants themselves. Pompano Chamber of Commerce CEO Ric Green held off telling the Leys they would lead the 50th annual boat parade until Gwen became agitated that no grand marshal had been selected for this anniversary year. “Without the Leys, there would have been no boat parade for the last 10 years,” Green said. “They persisted. They are dedicated to the parade.” The Leys join other media and sports dignitaries who have led the procession for ve decades. Traditionally held the night after the Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano’s waterway event this year is set a week earlier on Dec. 9. Gwen Leys said the change was made in hopes of attracting more participants. “It’s a long day,” she said referring to the Winterfest Parade. “It’s grueling. The boat captains are out six or seven hours from the time they lineup to the time they get home. Many are exhausted the next day. So we thought we would start the season a week earlier.” There is no charge to enter the boat parade and boats can See PARADE on page 17 Richard and Gwen Leys will serve as grand marshals of the 2012 Pompano Beach Boat Parade.

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4 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 2012 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Lauderdale-By-TheSea – Town commissioners here have authorized the town manager to renew a contract with American Medical Response [AMR] for emergency medical services. AMR offered to waive an automatic four percent increase in the $753,660 annual fee if the town agreed to extend the contract to scal year 2015, said Tony Bryan, nance director. Bryan thanked Brooke Liddle, AMR’s operations manager, for his efforts in contract negotiations. Under contract terms, AMR agreed to station and maintain no less than one advanced life support ambulance with a minimum staff of two paramedics and one emergency medical technician or EMT at all times Contract renewed for emergency servicesat the town’s public safety building at 4513 Ocean Drive. All secondary response units will be staffed with a minimum of one paramedic and one EMT. AMR must respond within six minutes or less to a minimum of 90 percent of all emergency 911 calls each month. “Our residents are getting unbelievable response times with 98 percent of calls responded to in under four minutes,” said Commissioner Stuart Dodd. He thanked AMR for three years of service and for the new agreement. The contract was rewritten to include several key changes, including adding requirements that: • The supervisor on duty remain physically within the boundaries of the town unless responding to a call, transporting a patient or returning from a call. • AMR provide statistical and nancial reporting to the town on a quarterly basis. • AMR provide the town with results of any performance reviews. • AMR notify the town if any AMR personnel assigned to the town are reported to the state for non-compliance with certi cation requirements. • AMR notify the town of any disciplinary action taken against AMR personnel assigned to the town. Helen DelPercio, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 22, is seen here enjoying cake and coffee with her husband Rex and friends at the Jamaica House in Pompano Beach where she has lived for over 25 years. Rock on, Helen! Happy birthday

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The Pelican 5 Friday, November 23, 2012 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach – When Mike Flanigan walks into his restaurant on A1A, his life passes before his eyes. Pictures of himself, his wife Cathy and his children, his family and friends, and friends of friends cover the walls. Dominant is a photo of his father, Joe Flanigan, the patriarch of a large clan and founder of the Flanigan’s chain of eating and drinking establishments. Walking through the restaurant recently, Mike, 50, pointed out photos of himself at various ages, his brothers, his nephew, his children and various other relatives. The one common denominator in this scrapbook of his life is that everyone pictured is boating or shing. “I’ll hang anyone’s picture up, but it must show a sh,” said this avid water sportsman. The Flanigans, three boys and two girls, grew up Mike Flanigan poses with family photos at Flanigan’s Seafood Bar and Grill in Deer eld Beach.Popular South Florida restaurant chain has family’s history on its wallsin Sea Ranch Lakes. Their parents came here in the late ‘50s soon after his father, “Big Daddy,” opened his rst lounge and restaurant on Commercial Boulevard. in Oakland Park. The concept, good food in a laid-back atmosphere, ourished. In the early ‘60s, Big Daddy purchased the High Tide location on the “S” curve here. With it came Liquor License #0001, the rst ever issued in Broward County. In 1985, the family decided to re-image the restaurants to become more focused on food and the stores became Flanigan’s Seafood Bar and Grill. Each location also carries a nickname. Some, like Piranah Pat’s and Guppies, are almost as well-known to the public as the bearded logo of Joe Flanigan himself. Of course there is a story about that logo, too. Originally, Joe Flanigan wanted Ed McMahon to be the restaurant spokesperson, but that deal fell through. Then, one day he encountered the real Col. Sanders, who had made his own face famous, and decided that he, Joe Flanigan, was the better looking man. So he became the face of Big Daddy’s. The Flanigan’s love of shing comes naturally. They grew up summers on a sailboat docked at Walker’s Cay in the Abacos. There were ve kids on that boat living a life even Tom Sawyer would have envied. Mike and his brothers have kept the Bahamas alive for their children. The Flanigans keep a 65-foot houseboat at Little Grand, the island a short boat ride from Walkers, where they spend as many holidays as they can. Their days there are lled with two things: shing and diving. At Easter, they sponsor the “Big Joe Memorial Fishing See FLANIGANS on page 14

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6 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 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 47 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Opinion & LettersReport carried its own biasTo the editor, Regarding last week’s story about toilet paper at a re station decorated with President Obama’s face, I read your report and it left me wondering how the NAACP was involved as a organization for contributing a response. I am also offended by the method of this person’s political statement and can see that if it was done by a paid government employee and executed in a government building how it might warrant disciplinary action, but your report did not re ect any evidence of racial hatred other than maybe that our President happens to be of African American descent and you are assuming that the person’s actions were racially motivated. Now if that is so, I ask you who is the racist? Maybe you and maybe the NAACP. I ask you to respect the authority and protection the public awards you as a journalist and please, be more careful about inserting your opinions and assumptions into to your reports. Just the facts please, I would like to form my own opinion. Steve Hogan Pearl Harbor Day performanceDeer eld Beach – The 13th Army Band, part of the Florida National Guard, brings three bands to the beach here Friday, Dec. 7 to play a diverse program of Latin, rock and patriotic music. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. in the main beach parking lot and commemorates Pearl Harbor Day. Veterans from all wars will be recognized at a reception before the concert. Three ensembles of the 44piece band will be performing: The Latin band “Sintonia,” the rock band “Dead Time” and the concert band with music appropriate to the day. Serving the State of Florida, the nation and local communities since 1906, the citizen soldiers of the 13th Army Band provide music for all occasions with eight distinctive ensembles. It has played at such signi cant events as the Presidential Inauguration, the Super Bowl and July 4th celebrations throughout the state. It regularly provides support for military funerals and in times of disaster provides relief supplies to areas in need. The concert is sponsored by the Deer eld Beach Cultural Society. Bring a ag to wave and beach chairs for seating. Refreshments will be sold. Veterans planning to attend the reception should contact Cultural Committee Chairman Judi Stanich at 954-461-1152.Local blogger highlights the not-so-cute animalsBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – When Dorian Wagner and Stephanie Stephanie Fonju step into an animal shelter they bypass the cute cats for the ones who need a little extra help nding a home. “I try to put my efforts into ones that don’t have that [cuteness] advantage. It’s amazing what a little bit better camera work can do,” said Wagner, a Deer eld Beach resident. Her website, www.yourdailycute.com, features photos of cats up for adoption. “Black cats are the least adopted. It’s not because they don’t have personality, it’s that they’re all hard to photograph. Better photography makes all the difference in the world to [a potential adopter] who’s just scanning [a website],” she said. Fonju, who has been photographing shelter pets with Wagner since 2010, make the cats Fundraiser for Noah’s ArkFriday, Nov. 30 5 p.m. JC Wahoo’s Sports Bar & Grill 3128 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point look more adoptable. “I suppose the only difference [between photographing people and animals] is I can’t really direct [animals],” said Fonju, a Plantation resident. But Wagner’s website and Fonju’s photographs have helped more than the animals that have been adopted. Because of their work, Royal Canin USA, a company that makes premium dog and cat food, donated 592 lbs. of dry cat food [valued at $2,500] to Noah’s Ark, a non-pro t shelter located in Pompano. “I love the place. I love the people. They’re doing really good work,” said Wagner about Noah’s Ark. “Dorian is well respected in the pet blogging community and does an amazing job advocating for rescue cats and all animals. She’s been a great help in educating cat owners about the effects of spaying and neutering and the importance that custom nutrition plays in our pets’ lives,” wrote Ronna Krahl, retail marketing manager at Royal Canin USA in an email to The Pelican. “We were happy . to make a donation to her favorite cat rescue, Noah’s Ark, to support the amazing work they do.” The food donated was speci cally made for cats that have been spayed or neutered. Hormonal changes after surgery cause a decrease in energy and an increase in appetite. But whether specially formulated or not, Barbara Beeson, president and founder of Noah’s Ark, is glad to have the help. “That will keep the kitties at Noah’s Ark happy for many months to come.” This month, Beeson is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Noah’s Ark, See CATS on page 19 Letters Photos this week AnnouncementsArtists Al Wheeler and Gene Huszcza at Tropics Restaurant during the rst installment of the Island City Art Walk on Nov. 16. Art Walk is a monthly event along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors where artists display their work in businesses and restaurants along The Drive. Visit www.islandcityartwalk. com for more information. [Staff Photos] Bruce Bogan and James Kopp “Mr. Babes” at Copy This.

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The Pelican 7 Friday, November 23, 2012 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – Ever since he was discharged from the Marine Corps seven years ago, Zach Dunn has found it hard to trust people. But get him with a group of fellow veterans and it’s like a group of old high school buddies reuniting. “It brings you back to that brotherhood you had when you were serving,” he said. Last Saturday, Dunn and a dozen fellow veterans went shing for tuna, mahi and whatever else they could Wounded warriors take to the sea for a day of fun, shing catch – all part of a Wounded Warrior Project shing trip sponsored by local boat captains, Lighthouse Point Marina and Nauti Dawg restaurant. The Wounded Warrior Project is a private organization that helps disabled veterans with mental and physical rehabilitation, job training and educational opportunities. And from time to time, a little rest and relaxation. “These guys are very much outdoorsman. And this helps manage their stress and energy levels. It really helps the PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder],” said Chris Rick, manager of Wounded Warrior’s TRACK program in Jacksonville. TRACK is a specialized 12-month education program. “We advocate for whatever they need. Mind, body and spirit.” As part of TRACK, Dunn is training for a job as a veterinarian technician. But it’s his past that he’s had to work on the most these last eight years. On May 13, 2004, Dunn was on patrol with his infantry unit in Fallujah, Iraq when his Humvee was hit by an IED [Improvised Explosive Device]. Dunn was struck by shrapnel in the head, See WARRIORS on page 21 Brian Torres, Chris Rick, Michael Greco and Allen Personette with a mahi caught on the Wounded Warrior shing trip last Saturday. [Photo by Mike Fuller]

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8 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 2012 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. You can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. BriefsSend your events for publication to mdpelican@ yahoo.com Casino trip Deer eld Beach St. Ambrose Men’s Club will host a trip to Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Dec. 6. Cost for the trip is $21 which includes the bus trip, $15 of free play and a $5 food voucher. The bus leaves the parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Persons interested in joining the group should meet at St. Ambrose parking lot, 380 S. Fed. Hwy., Deer eld Beach, before 10:30 a.m. The trip is open to the public, but reservations are required. Call Jerry at 954856-6062.Holiday re-schedulesOakland Park – The next meeting of the Oakland Park City Commission is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. The Nov. 21 meeting was canceled due to the proximity to Thanksgiving. The commission meets on Dec. 19. The Jan. 2, 2013 meeting has been canceled, and the Jan. 16 meeting will take place as scheduled. Agendas and backup can be reviewed on the city’s website one week prior. For meeting information, call the city clerk at 954-630-4300. Oakland Park – A ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on a downtown public plaza at the north anchor of the Culinary Arts District is set from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in front of Oakland Station at NE 38 Street and NE 12 Avenue [Main Street.] The public is invited to the celebration, which includes tastes of microbrews by Funky Buddha Brewery, scheduled to open in February at Oakland Station. Mark Zaden of The Weedline Band, an Oakland Park native, will provide live music. Work will begin simultaneously on the Oakland Station faade, interior work for Funky Buddha Brewery and the public plaza. To RSVP for the ground-breaking or for more information, call Alicia Alleyne at 786-247-2762.Sip the brew, celebrate new culinary art district By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFDr. George Georgakakis feels home grown. He says, “I have lived in Fort Lauderdale since I was 18 months old. I graduated from Northeast High School, got all of my degrees from the University of Miami and only left to do my surgical internship and Otolaryngology residency at the University of Maryland.” He is certi ed by and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and is af liated with Holy Cross and Imperial Point Hospitals. His Fort Lauderdale of ce Suite 302 is at 4801 N. Federal Highway. In practice for 11 years, Dr. George relates easily to patients. He’s unhurried and makes time to listen to his patient’s description of the problem. “The patient’s history is very important,” he says. “Often there are multiple problems which I want to hear about before I begin an actual examination.” He admits, “The allure of this specialty for me was treating all age patients in the areas of ears, nose and throat. The systems are closely connected and often affect each other. We see everything including chronic sinus disease, hoarse voice, dif culty in swallowing, sensation of a lump in the throat, vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss.” One of his young patients, two-year-old Jacob Mincey, seemed to have many ear problems. His mother, Homanda Mincey, says, “Dr. Georgakakis put Jacob at ease and has been very helpful Dr. George Georgakakis, specialist in ENT, head and neck surgery and hearing, treats patients of all agesSee DR. GEORGE on page 20Dr. Georgakakis is an M.D., P.A., who specializes in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, says listening and getting a good history is the rst step in diagnosis for many of the ailments in ear, nose and throat such as earache, hearing loss, chronic sinus drip, headaches, tinnitus, vertigo and more. [Photo by Phyllis J. Neuberger] Christmas fairPompano Beach St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, 3331 NE 10 Terrace, Pompano Beach, is holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Craft and gift vendors, food, kids rides, arts and crafts, entertainment and visits from Santa will all be there. Call 954-941-8117.

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The Pelican 9 Friday, November 23, 2012 Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Executive Director and CEO of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise; Ananth Prasad, Secretary of Transportation for The Florida Department of Transportation; Xavier Rabell, CEO of Areas USA; Gerrie Chambliss; Vice Mayor of Pompano Beach George Brummer; Joe Chambliss, CEO of Florida Turnpike Services; Richard Wheeler, President of Florida Turnpike ServicesPompano Beach Turnpike service center completely remodeled Pompano Beach The Pompano Beach Service Plaza, located at milepost 65 on Florida’s Turnpike, celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This is the rst of eight service plazas on the Turnpike to be completely remodeled throughout Florida. Since the soft opening in June, the plaza has nished all construction including larger restroom facilities, a signi cant increase in the number of truck parking spaces, a fenced in pet exercise area, priority parking for fuel ef cient vehicles and achieved Silver LEED certi cation. Through a partnership with Areas USA, a Floridabased company with operations at Miami and Orlando International See SERVICE on page 20

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10 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 2012 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Phyllis’s new book, China Dahl, is available on amazon.com. Call 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFStepping into Jan’s Homemade Candies, Inc. and inhaling the mouth watering smells of homemade chocolate cooking, turns a visitor into an instant impulse legs. I put ‘Prayers for Josh Wetzel’ on my Facebook page and 5,000 people prayed for this young man. My husband Bob and I decided to send him a huge piece of solid chocolate with his name and army medallion on the top. We became friends.” “There he was, all banged up and struggling to learn how to walk on his new legs, and yet he cared enough to ask us to pray for another soldier, Eric Hunter, who had also lost a leg in the same way, same place. We sent Eric a large personalized chocolate also. Then we sent a collection of chocolate army medallions to both of these heroes to pass out to all of their fellow patients.” “Corey Garman became our next friend. He, too, had lost his legs. We heard from his friends that he and his ance, Megan, were going to be married in the hospital in September so I made them wedding favors. They kept postponing the wedding and we couldn’t understand why. They froze our chocolate wedding gifts and explained that Corey wanted to stand on his new legs like every groom on the day of his wedding. They hope that will be soon.” “We now send one or two packages of chocolates every week to our growing list of new friends. These men and women fought so valiantly for us. We get notes of appreciation every day. Some are emails. Some are written by supportive family members for those with no arms. Whenever one of our boys is having another surgery, off goes a Jan’s Homemade Candies, Inc. sends chocolate gifts to wounded service men and women at Walter Reed Medical Center Josh and Cory practice walking with their brand new legs. See JAN’S HOMEMADE CANDIES on page 11Jan and Bob Lendi pause for a photo in their incredible, home made candy store in LBTS. [Photos by Phyllis J. Neuberger] buyer. As the eye scans the showcases displaying elegant chocolates in every artistic shape and design imaginable, it’s hard to resist owner Jan Lendi’s generous offer to sample a taste of this and a taste of that. But The Pelican didn’t come to this store in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea at 4327 N. Ocean Drive for personal pleasure, but rather to meet the lady who ships her delectable candy off at least once a week to our wounded men and women returned from battle with physical and mental challenges, all being rehabbed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. Jan smiles and says, “My obsession to thank these American heroes began when my brother emailed me asking me to pray for Josh Wetzel who had stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost both

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The Pelican 11 Friday, November 23, 2012 shipment of their favorite fudge or chocolates. We now know their favorites.” “Why do we do it? We do it because I wouldn’t have my shop if it weren’t for boys like these who fought for our freedom and paid a terrible price. They are heroes who deserve gratitude, good wishes and friendship from every one of us. When I see their faces I realize these boys and girls have barely left childhood and yet they have lost essential body parts defending our way of life. Bob is actually growing a beard during No Shave November to draw attention to these wounded warriors.” Jan and Bob do even more. LBTS has its own way to thank the military. The town regularly hosts a military couple, found through the U.S.O., for a weekend of rest, relaxation and romance. Jan and Bob further enhance those weekends with sweet wishes baskets of chocolates. So far Jan has sent 30 baskets to visiting military couples.Jan’s Homemade Candies, Inc.Come March, it will be 12 years since Jan and her husband helper, Bob, opened their store in LBTS. “The past few years have been a struggle because of the economy,” Jan says. “With God’s blessings, we’ve made it through. We hope business will pick up in this new season.” Jan makes almost all of her chocolates and fudge in the shop, producing small batches at a time so there’s no waste. Everything is natural. No preservatives are ever used. “Our chocolates can be frozen,” Jan says. “Be sure they are in an air tight container and thawed completely before reopening. We ship year ‘round using frozen gel packs and insulated boxes. Our chocolates arrive as fresh as if they had just been purchased that day. We have many loyal customers. In fact some of our arriving snowbirds make this their rst stop on the way to their hotels.” Bob, who assists his wife, says, “We do a lot of personalizing chocolates for events and individuals.” He holds up a chocolate cross, saying, “We just nished baking 100 dark chocolate crosses for a special dinner at Holy Cross Hospital.” Then he shows off a beautifully colored chocolate shark, saying. “We just made 100 of these for an alumni group from Nova Southeastern University.” Jan’s newest creation, called ‘Berry Healthy Bark,’ contains, 72 percent dark chocolate with organic cherries, cranberries, blueberries, almonds, pepitas [shelled pumpkin seeds] and acai berries. It’s become an instant best seller. While Jan was being interviewed, a new customer, Bob Brockman, stopped by at the suggestion of his friend. He said, “My very good friend, a Western Buddhist Monk, Gen Kelsang Norbu, loves the all natural goodness of Jan’s chocolates.” Brockman sampled the pumpkin pie fudge and raved. He promised to return before Christmas for some eggnog fudge. As he chose one of those, and those, and those, sampling a few as he went along, he laughed and said, “I guess I am that kid in the candy store.” He walked out of Jan’s with a $27 box of assorted goodies feeling thrilled with his choices. Thank you Jan and Bob Lendi for your generosity and support for our wounded GI Joes and Janes, who are patients at Walter Reed Medical Center. Jan’s Homemade Candies is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 954-202-9495 or 1-800795-5267. For a look at Jan’s variety www.janscandies.comJan’s Homemade CandiesContinued from page 10 Holiday Fantasy of LightsCoconut Creek – The Holiday Fantasy of Lights returns to Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road. The 18th edition of the drivethrough light extravaganza runs from now until Jan. 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly. For more information, visit www. holidaylightsdrivethru.com.

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12 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 2012 SightingsA community calendar for Northeast Broward County. Send your event information to mdpelican@yahoo.com 11-27 – Card party hosted by the Benevolent Patriotic Order Of DOES Drove 142 and the Pompano Beach ELKS Lodge, 700 NE 10 St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $4 and includes dessert and coffee/tea, door prizes and raffle items. 561-479-2002. 11-27 – Wilton Manors City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 11-27 – Pompano Beach City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. 11-27 – Lighthouse Point City Commission meeting at 7:30 p.m. at city hall, 2200 N.E. 38 St. 1 1-27 – Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive. 11-28 – Free tobacco cessation program at the Wilton Manors Library, 500 NE 26 St., from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 305-942-6378 to register or just show up. 11-30 – Free showing of “ParaNorman” at Wimberly Field, 4000 NE 3rd Ave., Oakland Park, at sundown. Refreshments available for purchase. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. The Moonlit Movie Series takes place the last Friday of every month. 954-630-4500. 11-30 – Dinner and a show at the Herb Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. The comedy Auntie Mame will be shown at 8 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30. There is also a 2 p.m. performance on Dec. 2. Tickets are $20. 954-786-4590.See SIGHTINGS on page 14

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The Pelican 13 Friday, November 23, 2012 Department [WMPD] and sign a contract with BSO. WMPD personnel voted 28-0 for the change. “We’re very far away from a merger,” said WMPD Sgt. Chuck Howard, speaking on behalf of the WMPD. “We want the people to be educated and come forward and just voice their opinion and ask the commission for a proposal.” Beyond the public comments section at Tuesday’s meeting, residents also have a chance to express themselves at the polls. In January, 82 percent of residents voted to require a referendum as “a condition of abolishing and transferring the city’s police department.” Commissioners would still But the commissioners wouls still have the nal say. In an Oct. 16 candidates forum, Vice Mayor Julie Carson and Commissioner Tom Green both expressed support for keeping WMPD. “I like it. The residents like it. It’s not scally responsible to move to BSO,” said Carson. According to the PBA, switching would allow the city to save $4 million over the life of the rst three-year contract through the reduction in some administrative positions and services that can be handled through BSO. Commissioner Scott Newton said he doesn’t believe the numbers but also doesn’t believe people want a change. “The community is not asking for a change. As of today, there’s no reason to look to BSO. Most people are very happy,” he said. But Howard said switching to BSO is about more than just the city budget. “We would have all those resources we can share from the Sherriff’s Of ce. If we have a major crime in process we can pull those resources from Oakland Park BSO,” said Howard. With BSO, the city would have access to SWAT, helicopters, the bomb squad and a specialized unit that focuses on high crime areas. Wilton Manors spent $5.689 million this year for police services; 43 percent of the total budget. In 2011, the city spent $5.658 million and in 2010, $5.608 million. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea [LBTS], which is the closest BSO municipality in size to Wilton Manors, spent $3.5 million this year, $3.4 million last year and $3.1 million the year before that. LBTS is 1.5 square miles and has a population of 6,168 with 28 BSO personnel, including 19 deputies. Wilton Manors is 2.5 square miles and has 11,843 residents with a police staff of 28, including 16 patrol of cers. Said Howard, “There have been times when we had to hold calls [or get assistance from Fort Lauderdale] because we’re understaffed.” According to a brochure distributed by the PBA, a maximum of two of cers patrol Wilton Manors at any given time. Howard added that the change would allow personnel to go from the current eight-hour shifts to 12hour shifts, allowing for more exibility and less stressful schedules. Assistant City Manager Leigh Ann Henderson said police staf ng levels have remained the same for years. In 2010 Pompano Beach Commissioners, unhappy with rising costs, considered dropping BSO in favor of restarting the city’s police department. Pompano hired BSO in 1999. One aspect of the BSO contract they were unhappy with was a single year increase of eight percent. Charles Whitelock, who represented Pompano in negotiations with BSO, said at the time that the increase contained “ uff to cover unanticipated costs.” Ultimately commissioners decided it against it because of the costs. “If we were starting our own police force we would need more money [than the four-year, $37.3 million contract],” said Commissioner Charlotte Burrie in 2010. “That was the main factor,” said Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher. He added that public sentiment in favor of keeping BSO and the additional resources that come with it also persuaded the commission. Municipalities that contract with BSO get to make decisions on command staff, including the selection of who serves as chief of the district. WMPD Chief Paul O’Connell served as BSO chief in Parkland before being hired by Wilton Manors. Commissioner Rex Hardin, who voted against BSO in favor of a Pompano police department, said he is happy with the level of service provided by BSO but saw a chance for signi cant cost savings to taxpayers. Hardin said start-up costs for the new department would have raised costs for the rst year but the city would have seen “signi cant savings” over the long term. MergerContinued from page 1

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14 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 2012 Tournament” that brings the little island alive. Proceeds are donated to local churches. Occupying the company’s only beachside location, the Deer eld Beach Flanigan’s is being expanded to keep up with the neighborhood – speci cally the new twostory pier restaurant. A liquor store has been closed to allow for expansion of the kitchen and a few more indoor tables. Outside, sidewalk dining and the existing tiki hut will be expanded. If all that goes well, the owners would like to go up a story providing customers a view of A1A and glimpses of the ocean. They feel the addition, second-level outside dining, will give the building and the corner a presence in keeping with its surroundings. Several years ago, the Flanigan’s took over Flanigan’sContinued from page 5ownership of The Whale’s Rib, a popular restaurant located next door. While it is part of their restaurant empire now 22 stores from Stuart to Pinecrest in Dade County they maintained the Rib’s original ambiance and distinctive menu.The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale and on the American Stock Exchange, symbol, BDC. Bolstering this company that has been in business for more than 50 years are many, many dedicated long time employees such as the Deer eld Beach manager Kevin King, who has worked for Flanigan’s on and off since 1992. He is back now to oversee the proposed expansion. Mike says some employees have been with the company almost since the beginning. “Our employees stay with us because of the family atmosphere,” he said. “And we always try to promote from within.” Because they are shermen, the Flanigan’s make dolphin and tuna their signature dishes, along with the baby back ribs they boast are the best anywhere. To keep the Flanigan legacy current, the family changes out photos when the walls get full. In Deer eld, their long history more than lls the room. And in Miami, there is a warehouse of photographs waiting to be hung so the story of a family at play will continue to be told.June Carlson of Lake Worth, author of ‘I Kissed the Face of God,’ a ctionalized story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, was guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Christian Women’s Fellowship at First Christian Church in Pompano Beach. Carlson, in pink, autographs books for, from left, Joanne Cummings, Ruth Kleinjan (standing) and Portia Schuppener, all of First Christian Church and Joy Len Davidson. Carlson and Davidson are from Cross Community Church in Deer eld Beach. [Staff photo by Judy Vik] Book signing SightingsContinued from page 12 See SIGHTINGS on page 18 11-30 – Guy Harvey will be signing and personalizing purchases at West Marine, 2401 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, from 6 to 8 p.m. 954-400-5323 or visit www. westmarine.com.

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The Pelican 15 Friday, November 23, 2012 wonderful production. We picked so many talented performers from the many, many who auditioned. This is a very funny show,” said Kris Coffelt, artistic director of the Curtain Call Playhouse. Coffelt herself plays the rambunctious Mame. “It’s the role of a lifetime,” she said comparing it to another highlight of her career, her dramatic portrayal of Queen Eleanor in “The Lion in Winter.” This “Auntie Mame” is directed by Steve Chamber, a playwrite, performer and director. “It’s a joy to have him with us,” Coffelt said. The play was rst performed in the ‘50s coming to Broadway after Patrick Dennis [Mame’s nephew in real life] wrote a novel in 1955 about his life and times with his aunt. It is not the musical version, “Mame,” but makes up for that with the “wonderful and witty dialogue” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Coffelt said. With a cast of 20 that make multiple costume changes for the fast-paced scenes, the play moves along at an energetic clip. The costumes, about 80 in all, have been created by Chuck Roeder of Oakland Park. This is the 16th season for Curtain Call Playhouse which annually mounts four productions: a musical, a musical revue, a comedy and an adult performance for children. In addition, the Playhouse holds workshops and camps for young thespians. Coffelt says Pompano Beach the Player’s hometown. Rehearsals are at the Emma Lou Olson Center. Starring with her in “Auntie Mame,” are Brian Inerfeld, as the young Patrick. Inerfeld is a veteran of the musical. The older Patrick is played by Eric Salas, Lindsey is played by Peter King, Beau by William Roach, Vera by Tera Young and Mr. Babcock, Mame’s nemesis, by Joel Kylker. Several of these main players, have not been on the Curtain Call stage in the past. “Even the minor characters have a scene written for them. They are very de ned characters,” Coffelt said. Opening night of “Auntie Mame,” Friday, Nov. 30, is being sponsored by the City of Pompano Beach and includes dinner. Tickets are $30. The matinee show, $20, is Sunday, Dec. 2. The Skolnick Center is at 800 SW 36 Ave. The show goes to the Willow Theatre in Boca Raton, 300 S. Military Trail, for another ve performances through Dec. 16. For performance times, check the website or box of ce, 954784-0768. Next production for Curtain Call Players is “Kiss me Kate,” which plays Jan 27 to Mar. 16. Curtain Call Playhouse is a not-for-pro t theatre that tours Broward and Palm Beach counties. MameContinued from page 1

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16 The PelicanFriday, Novemeber 23, 2012 proclaimed urban farmer, said residents can learn to farm either in their own backyards or in a community garden. Until August when the lease was up, the Institute ran a two-acre farm on Powerline Road south of Copans Road in Pompano Beach, but issues caused it to close. Now, with plans taking shape for a Culinary Arts District in downtown Oakland Park, Urban Farm of cials Jon Albee and Stephen Hill are proposing to operate the acreage with the city as a partner. “The idea is to make locally-grown food more available and help people grow it themselves,” Hill explained. “This is a perfect t to the Culinary Arts District.” The farm features innovative urban growing systems, including vertical hydroponic towers and EarthBox soil-based systems, Brown said. The hydroponic units don’t use soil. Foods would be naturally grown with organic nutrients. “You can feed a family of four with six to eight towers,” Brown said. He has 15 hydroponic towers at his house. “I come home and cut my lettuce, add oregano and thyme and make an incredible salad.” Classes are proposed for composting, use of worms, health and nutrition. The Urban Farm Institute, a nonpro t arm of The Urban Farmer, would operate the only commercial farm east of U.S. 441, Brown said. For a monthly fee, participants become part of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and share in the food raised. Discussions also are under way for a green market in the downtown area just north of City Hall on NE 12 Ave. (Main Street). Brown suggested the market be on Wednesday or Friday evenings, since there are already so many green markets in the area on weekends. Commissioner Suzanne Boisvenue noted that she grew up on a farm. “People want this. We need to do this. I’m really excited about it,” she said. Brown said the proposed tenant, the Urban Farm Institute, would work the farm. The area would be fenced and locked at night. An avid home gardener, Commissioner Jed Shank reminded the commission that he asked for a community garden two years ago, but the idea wasn’t supported then. “I’m so excited about this. It’s outstanding,” Shank said.FarmContinued from page 1

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The Pelican 17 Friday, November 23, 2012Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo.com be heavily festooned, or look more like Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree. The idea, Green said, “is simply to have fun.” A captain’ s party will be held Dec. 6 at the Isle Casino. “We want to make this rst class,” Green said. Captains will also get special gifts and mementoes. “Truthfully, the boat captains make the parade,” Gwen Leys said. “They are the ones we need to thank.” The Chamber claims Pompano’s is the oldest Christmas boat parade in the country. It began simply with a few boat owners lighting up their hulls and cruising throughout the city’s canals. It grew to be a 60-boat procession, but in recent years the number of boaters has dwindled. This year, interest is high. “We already have more entries then we did just before last year’s parade,” Green said. “And already we have more sponsorships.” Those without boats, or who have not been invited aboard by a friendly captain, can ride, dine, drink and dance on the lead boat Musette for $55. The Musette boards at the Two Georges restaurant in Deer eld Beach at 4:30 p.m. and cruises the waterway for four hours. Reservations for that cruise can be made at the Chamber. ParadeContinued from page 3

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18 The Pelican Friday, November 23, 2012 SightingsContinued from page 14 See SIGHTINGS on page 2012-1 – WRMF No Snow Ball at 7 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 201 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. Concert features Gavin DeGraw, Tristan Prettyman, Phillip Phillips and Hedley. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit www.myboca.us/ MiznerAmphi for tickets. 12-1 & 12-2 – City-Wide Market from 9 to 5 p.m. War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8 St., Ft. Lauderdale. Free admission and parking. Vintage and locally made good available for sale. Over 200 vendors. 954-785-7475. 12-3 – Retired Educators Social Club meeting at 12 p.m. at 6343 Via de Sonrisa del Sur, Boca Raton. Open to the public and new members. 954-255-6360. 12-3 – Palm Aire/Cypress Bend Democratic Club meeting at the Herb Skolnick Center 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. Mitch Ceasar, chairman of the Broward County Democratic Executive Committee, will discuss the Nov. 6 election results. 954-975-3772 or 786877-1644. 12-4 – Deerfield Beach Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 150 NE 2 Ave. 12-5 – Oakland Park Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 3650 NE 12 Ave. 12-6 – Wilton Manors tree lighting ceremony at Jaycee Park, the corner of Wilton Drive and Northeast 21 Court, at 6:30 p.m. 12-8 – Gold Coast Youth Orchestra performs its Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church ”The Pink Church,” 2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach Featured will be the music of Vivaldi, Torelli, Corelli, and selections from Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, “The Nutcracker.” A minimum donation of $10 will be requested at the door. 954-501-0401. 12-8 & 9 – Christmas craft sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 3331 NE 10 Terrace, Pompano Beach. Vendors wanted. 954-941-8117. 12-8 – Wilton Manors Yard Sale at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables, chairs and tents are available for rental. Call 954-390-2115 or 954-390-2130 to rent a space. The yard sale is free to the public. 12-9 – Sunday with Santa at the E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 Martin Luther King Blvd., from 6 to 8 p.m. Along

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The Pelican 19 Friday, November 23, 2012 which has been at its 2217 E. Atlantic Blvd. location since it was founded. Serving as a shelter and adoption center, Noah’s Ark has about 60 cats on its premises and Beeson and her volunteers support dogs and cats that live with foster families. “We provide food and medical bene ts for about 300 animals around town,” said Beeson. Wagner also collects pet toys and treats for shelters all over the world. Visit www. santapawsdrive.com to donate. There will be a fundraiser for Noah’s Ark on Friday, Nov. 30 at JC Wahoo’s Sports Bar and Grill, 3128 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point at 5 p.m.. For more information visit www.noahsarksanctuaryinc.org or call 954-788-2376. Noah’s Ark is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. CatsContinued from page 6Santa Claus at City CentrePompano Beach – Santa Claus will be making regular appearances at Pompano Citi Centre, located at the corner of Federal Highway and Copans Road, on Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 24 through Dec. 23 from 12 to 6 p.m. Children can enjoy extra holiday activities and entertainment from 12 to 4 p.m. on Santa Claus Saturdays. For a complete holiday schedule, visit www. pompanociticentre.com. Vendors and entertainers can participate by calling 954943-4683.Yuletide on Atlantic Pompano Beach – Yuletide on Atlantic will be held Friday, Dec. 7. The parade will start at 6 p.m. at Pompano Beach Community Park, 1001 N. Federal Hwy., and festivities will kick up immediately following the parade and will include games, crafts, entertainment, caroling and a light show. Have your camera charged and ready to go as the city welcomes Santa’s big arrival to kick off the holiday season. Interested in participating in the Yuletide parade this year? Visit www.mypompanobeach. org or call 954-746-4111.

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20 The Pelican Friday, November 23, 2012 The Pelican 954-783-8700 with Jacob’s earaches. Jacob doesn’t put up a fuss about going to the doctor like most little kids would.” His practice includes doctor of audiology, Paula Liebeskind who has 25 years in diagnosing hearing loss, and when needed, assists clients in determining if a hearing aid is needed and what type would be of value. Dr. George says, “It’s important to be realistic about hearing aids. They improve hearing, but will not give a person the natural hearing experienced as a child. Manufacturers of aids have made great strides in the help they deliver. If a patient is on the fence about wearing one, I often recommend waiting a year or two and then repeating the test. Removing ear wax, a simple and easy procedure done in the of ce, is often an easy solution to sudden hearing loss. ” Asked how he determines what the ailment might be, the doctor says he does an initial basic exam. For a more informed diagnosis, he says, “We often use a Laryngoscope which is a exible telescope that allows us to do a painless exam of the nose and throat. “We have a very effective new tool for treating chronic sinus disease. The tool, balloon sinuplasty, permits us to dilate the sinus allowing for better drainage and eliminating problems. Because this is a new procedure we do it in the hospital as an outpatient treatment. Most patients experience great relief from their problems.” He describes another useful tool used in his practice. “Using a video recorder we now can provide patients the ability to see their own vocal cords in action. This helps them make a treatment decision with more con dence. Because seeing is believing, this tool is a welcome one.” Discussing allergies, he says, “We do RAST testing which is a blood test that determines the presence of allergy. Once discovered, the problems can be treated with avoidance or medical management. If necessary, there are always allergy tests.” “Tinnitus is another common problem. We do ear cleaning, hearing tests and if we can nd no explanation, we will discuss coping measures. We do what we call tinnitus retraining therapy or TRT. Vertigo is a frequent complaint. Benign positional vertigo can be relieved through Epley Maneuvering which we can do in the of ce. If this still doesn’t help, we can do a videonystatogram which allows us to assess the inner ear function.” See an ENT doctor for these symptoms: • Voice hoarseness for more than two weeks • Dif culty swallowing or the sensation of a lump in the throat • Sudden loss of hearing • Investigate chronic sinus drip or headaches • Nasal congestion might be caused by allergies Appointments are available Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 9 to 4:30 on Fri. Call 954-493-8773. airports, all eight plazas along the Turnpike will be renovated. Areas USA is investing $160 million in the redevelopment of the plazas. Joining in the day’s festivities were Xavier Rabell, CEO of Areas USA; Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Executive Director and CEO of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise; Ananth Prasad, Secretary of Transportation for The Florida Department of Transportation; City of Pompano Beach Vice Mayor George Brummer and special guest Helio Castroneves, IndyCar driver and a winner of the hit show, “Dancing with the Stars.” Guests enjoyed food tastings and giveaways from the plaza’s vendors, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut Express, Coca Cola, Sysco, Shell, Red Bull and AAA among many others. During the dedication of the plaza, Areas USA presented a donation of $2,500 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society [LLS]. In lieu of tips, all food vendor stations at the plaza display donation jars, and every month the donations collected are given to LLS. ServiceContinued from page 9 with ice cream with Santa, there will also be holidays crafts. 954-786-4600. 12-9 – Pompano Beach Boat Parade at 6 p.m. at Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano and ends at Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge. SightingsContinued from page 18Family entertainment, shore decorating contest. Boats can enter for free and each entry receives a hand painted commemorative ornament. 954-941-2940. 12-14 – The movie “Pirates! Band of Misfits” will play at 7 p.m. at Villages of Hillsboro Park, 4111 NW 6 St., Deerfield Beach. Movie is free. Refreshments will be sold. Bring blankets and chairs. 954-480-4429.FridaysThe Island City Art Walk is held every third Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Many businesses along the street host an artist and serve up free See SIGHTINGS on page 25Dr. GeorgeContinued from page 8

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The Pelican 21 Friday, November 23, 2012 WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Rev. Hyvenson Joseph hospitals in Iraq, Germany and staeside before nally being discharged and sent home to San Diego. But while his physical wounds have healed, Dunn still struggles with PTSD. “It’s been a long time. It’s been an up and down roller coaster,” he said. But for Dunn, Saturday was a high point – especially catching a black tip shark. “That was a pretty fun catch,” he said. For Bryan Wagner, the shing trip was also a good day. “It was absolutely fantastic. This is a great city. Everyone seems super chill,” he said. Wagner, who is originally from Exeter, California, and served in the Army as a military police of cer, lost his right leg on Dec. 17, 2007 when an IED tore through his WarriorsContinued from page 7knees and right arm, causing traumatic brain injury and nerve damage. After the IED, Dunn spent time in a series of military Humvee in Baghdad. “Don’t vacation there if you don’t have to,” joked Wagner. Eventually, he ended up at Walter Reed Medical Center where he went through physical rehabilitation and had to relearn how to do many things, including how to walk and even use the bathroom. “Everything I was used to I had to learn again. I was upset but I had to man up.” And he owes his recovery to the physical therapists who helped him. “I am where I am because of physical therapists. They’re amazing. They’re the best at what they do,” said Wagner, who is studying for his doctorate in physical therapy so can he become a physical therapist and help others get past their wounds and get back to living. Like Wagner, Vinnie Lasorsa and the other boat captains who took the veterans out shing want to give back. “It’s just a cool thing. It makes you feel good to show them their sacri ce is appreciated.” Lasorsa organized the rst Wounded Warrior shing trip out of Lighthouse Point in 2009 aboard his own vessel. But once his boss, Jimmy Buffett, heard about what he was doing he insisted Lasorsa take the veterans out on his 42 ft. sport shing craft. “[Jimmy] said, ‘Take them out on my boat,’” said Lasorsa. “It was more special [than just a day of shing],” said Brad Abell, captain and owner of Teaser. “It’s just great to show your appreciation for they’ve done.” And Damon Zeigler, a Marine Corps veteran who works with the Wound Warrior Project, said the captains should remember their experience for a long time. “The day you go shing with a vet is a day day you don’t soon forget.” Tell The Pelican about your news or special events! mdpelican@ yahoo.com or call 954783-8700 to advertise!

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22 The Pelican Friday, November 23, 2012 Call The Pelican at 954-783-8700!Classi eds Call 954-545-0013 HELP WANTEDAFRAID OF DOWNSIZING? Start building a business to supplement your income. Great earnings potential on a part-time basis with Primerica. Call 954-7290192. 10-26SEEKING EMPLOYMENTCAREGIVER/COMPANION Caucasian Woman With 25 Yrs. Exp. To Assist & Care For Your Loved Ones. Days / Eves / Nights. References Available. 954-482-5494. 11-23 CAREGIVER / COMPANION – Over 25 Years Experience. Alzheimers – Diabetes & Other Medical Conditions Including Physical Limitations. Dressing – Bathing – Cooking – Cleaning – Errands – Laundry. My Home Or Yours. Diane 954-618-3003 Or 954-960-2125. 11-23SERVICES 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. 12-14 YARD CLEAN-UP –Forrest Yard Pick-up – I Pick Up After Your Pets. $10 Small Yard. $20 Large Yard. Call 954-482-2129. 11-23 GOT JUNK? TRASH HAULING – CONDO CLEANUPS – Trees – Landscape – Yard Fill – Pressure Wash – Roofs – Home Repairs – Welding – Etc. Dave 954-818-9538. 11-23 MIKE THE GARDENER “The All American Yardman” Yard And Garden Care – Get The Best For Less! Call 561543-6337 Cell. 11-23 CROWN MOLDING – Enhance Your Home For The “Holidays”. Call Margie At Royal Crown Moldings. 954717-1805. 11-23 MOORE PLUMBINGPLUMBING SERVICES-Big Jobs-Small Jobs. We Do It All. Remodeling & Repairs. Lic. & Insured. C.C. Accepted. Call 954-772-4600. 11-30 GINGERS HOUSEKEEPING – 20 YRS EXP. (Licensed) References Available. Honest & Reliable – Love To Clean Windows! Refrigerators, Ovens. No Problem. FREE Estimates. 954-200-4266. 1123 NO DEDUCTIBLE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN, No CoPayment, Low Low Rates! Doctor, Hospital, Wellcare, Accident, Etc. 561-715-2863. 11-23 AIRPORT TRANSPORTATIONPickup & Drop-Off. Dr. Visits, Shopping, Tours, Etc. Speak Spanish, Portuguese, English. Madeline 754-234-0617. 1-4 ANA’S CLEAN (RESIDENTIAL) CLEANING In Pompano – Lighthouse Point – Deerfield. Dependable – Thorough – Experienced. References. Good Work For A Good Price. Please Call Ana 954-692-4691. 11-30 HOUSEKEEPER – NEED AN Honest Detailed Person To Take Care Of Your Home Or Of ce? References Available & FREE Estimate. Please Call 954-5793866. 11-23 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. 11-23 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 America Legion Symphonic Band is now accepting new members for the 2012-2013 season. College age to “seasoned Seniors” are welcome. Rehearsals are held on Wed. evening at American Legion Post 142 in Pompano. Clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, French horn, baritone, trombone and percussion players are especially needed. If you enjoy “making music”, call Jim McGonigal, Music Director at 954-647-0700. CCOLLECTIBLESWANTED – CASH FOR COLLECTIBLES. Private Collector Buying Antiques – Artwork – US Stamps. Coins – Silver Or Gold – Vintage Jewelry – Sterling All Items. We Come To You! 561-9894286. 11-30 FURNITUREBEDSETS-King $180-Queen $130-Full $110-Twin $90. 5 Pc Bedroom Set $399. Frames $39. www.bedsbestbargain.com 954-465-6498. 12-14 SHARE TOWNHOUSETAMARAC PRIVATE ROOM & BATH In Newly Renovated Townhouse. Single – Mature – Professional. 1 Car Space. Pool. Available Now. Diane 954-618-3003 Or 954960-2125. 11-23 DOCK RENTALPOMPANO BEACH – Minutes To Inlet. Up To 38’ x 13’. New Dock/Sea Wall, Deep Water, Gated Security/Water/Electric. No Fixed Bridges, No Live Aboard. Annual $400/Month. 954-471-6704. 11-30 SEASONAL RENTALPOMPANO BEACH 2 / 2 Condo – Island Club – Federal Hwy. 9th Floor Corner Apt. Beautiful Views. Nicely Furnished. All Amenities. $2,000 Month. 954785-0177. 11-23 LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA 55+ Beautiful 2 / 2 Furnished. Walk To Beach – Shops – Restaurants. Large Pool – Nice Grounds. 3 – 5 Month Rental. 413-244-2807. 11-23 HOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO KEY WEST STYLE House – 2/2. $1,100 Month. 541 NE 34 Street. Call Darci 954-7833723. 11-30 LIGHTHOUSE POINT Spacious 2/2 Furn. + Library / Office. Breakfast Bar With Den Off Kitchen. Large Covered Patio. – Pool. Many Amenities. 954-8182388. 11-23

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The Pelican 23 Friday, November 23, 2012 Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo.comClassi eds Call 954-545-0013 REAL ESTATE WANTEDI BUY HOUSES!! CASH!! AS IS! QUICK CLOSE! ANY AREA – ANY CONDITION! NO EQUITY OK. CALL NOW 954-914-2355. 1-18 CONDOS FOR SALEPOMPANO BEACH 1/1 – Totally Renovated! Ocean & Intracoastal Views. LOCATION! LOCATION! $175K. More Information Call 954-783-6619. 11-23 POMPANO BEACH Sea Haven. Magni cent Waterfront Resort Type Condos. Covered Parking. 2 Blocks Beach. Heated Pool, Security. 1 / 1.5 & 2 / 2 – Screened Balcony. From $110K. Coldwell Banker 954-629-1324. 12-7CONDOS FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH Sea Haven 1 / 1.5 or 2 / 2. Walk To Beach. Covered Parking. Security. Heated Pool. Exercise Room. BBQ. Resort Type Waterfront Complex. From $900. Call 954-629-1324. 12-7 DEERFIELD CENTURY VILLAGE Garden Apt. Large 1 / 1.5 Condo. Clean. 954-4214987 Or 954-254-2229. 11-23 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 E OF Federal Hwy. 2nd Floor. No Pets. Yearly Rental. $625 Month. Call Barbara 954-2637129. 11-23 POMPANO BEACH 55+ Community. Beautiful Renovated 2 / 1 Pool! Sunroom – Ground Floor, Beautifully Furnished. On Golf Course. $700 Mo. 1 Year +. Good Credit. 917-544-0771. 11-23APTS FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH 1 BR & 2 BR APTS FOR RENT. Remodeled, Paint, Tile, Etc. Washer / Dryer On Site. Pool. Pet Friendly. George 954-8095030. 12-14 BEST DEAL IN POMPANO BEACH – Efficiency With Kitchen, Laundry & Pool. No Pets. Seasonal, Yearly Or Monthly. 500’ To Beach. 954294-8483 Or 248-736-1533. 12-7 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 $650 – 2/1 $750 NW – 2/1,5 Townhouse -Pool $1095 SW 1/1 $750 – 2/1 $925 – 2/2 $950 – ALL FREE WATER. Rent + $75 App Mov-U-In. 954-7816299. 11-30 POMPANO MCNAB RD & NE 18 AVENUE – 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished/Unfurnished. $650$850 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-610-2327. 11-23 LAUD BY THE SEA 1 / 1 Apt. Ground Floor. Central A / C. Parking Out Back Door. Laundry, Courtyard. 200 Steps Beach. $1,100. 954-8685560 Wayne. 12-14 POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $500. Easy Movein. 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT. Remodeled. Great Location. 954-783-1088 For More Info. 12-14 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. 11-30 PAINT AND BODY SHOP For Rent. Legal, Permitted Paint Booth, 15HP Compressor, Air Lines Thru Out Unit, Paint Cabinet, Good Lighting, Drive Thru Unit, Freshly Refurbished, Ready To Go. $3,200 Per Month. 954-4488172. 11-30 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. 12-14 POMPANO BEACH COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS – Prime Sample Rd Location. 650 E Sample Rd Approx. 2,000 Sq Ft. $2,500 + Tax AND 630 E Sample Rd Approx 700 Sq Ft. $1,300 + Tax. Yearly Lease. C/A. Nice Of ces. Hurry Won’t Last Long! Darci 954-783-3723. 11-30 POMPANO BEACH WAREHOUSE For Rent. 800 To 2500 Square Foot, 14 ft. Clear Ceilings, All Units Freshly Refurbished, Excellent Lighting, Fresh Paint, Epoxy Floors, Three Phase Power, Safe Fenced Complex. $650 Per Month And Up Depending On Size. 954-448-8172. 11-30 Call The Pelican at 954-783-8700!

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The Pelican 25 Friday, November 23, 2012 Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo.com or call 954-783-8700! SightingsContinued from page 20appetizers and spirits. Visit www.islandcityartwalk.com for more information. Pompano 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, Hands on with exotic animalsCoral Springs – The Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital’s “Camp Wild” offers hands-on activities with animals and plants, outdoor exploration, science experiments and nature-inspired crafts. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the cost is $200 per week for non-members, $180 for members or $50 a day. The camp is for children ages 6 to 12 and will be held Dec. 24, 26, 27, 28, 31 and Jan. 2, 3 and 4. Sawgrass Nature Center is located at 3000 Sportsplex Drive. Enrollment is limited. For more information, visit www.sawgrassnaturecenter.org or call 954-752-9453. Pay your library nes onlineBroward – County Library customers now have the option of paying their library fees and fines online with a credit card. Using the My Account feature on the home page, customers can log in and pay using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and debit cards. Credit cards can only be accepted online, not at library circulation desks, and there is a $2 convenience fee. The maximum payment allowed in a single transaction is $99.99, so customers owing more than that amount must create and complete a second transaction. Each online payment will be posted to the customer’s accounts immediately. See SIGHTINGS on page 26

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26 The Pelican Friday, November 23, 2012 Send The Pelican your news! mdpelican@ yahoo.com Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. sh, cod and more. Maine Lobster also has all the sauces and spices needed to make the next seafood cook-out a avorfully memorable one. Of note, the homemade mustard and seafood sauces are the perfect accompaniment for the popular crab cakes and crab legs. Shell sh lovers will greatly appreciate the huge dry diver scallops, the sweet bay scallops, the little and middle neck clams, the prime Louisiana oysters and the fresh mussels. And nothing beats large pink, deveined Key West shrimp. “They are the sweetest, tastiest shrimp you will ever eat in your life,” says Maine Lobster’s knowledgeable proprietor. “People just love them!” The star of the show at this seafood emporium is the fresh Maine lobster. Fresh lobster meat is also sold, out of shell, by the pound. One pound of lobster meat is equivalent to 4-7 lobster tails and is good for four to ve days.” Maine Lobster Seafood offers a variety of species depending on the season. At the moment, Florida Stone Crab is all the rage but customers are also lining up for the live blue crab that arrive fresh almost daily at 3 p.m. “I try to get here early so that I can get rst pick when the truck arrives,” says area resident John Wilkins who is rst in an increasingly long queue of blue crab a cionados waiting for the next delivery. This popular crustacean is primarily found in the waters of the Western Atlantic Ocean, the Paci c coast of Central America, the Gulf of Mexico and is recognized for its delicate texture, sweet meat and being low in fat. Other popular varieties include the delicately textured snow crab, the superior tasting Alaskan king crab, the more esoteric golden crab, the avorful Dungeness crab and even the ready-to-eat red crab. As prices uctuate according to availability and demand, customers are encouraged to call, visit in person or look for advertised specials in local papers. Catering is also available and the world’s best caviars can be obtained with prior notice. Be sure to try other specialties such as smoked salmon, the outstanding sh dip and the homemade lobster bisque or New England clam chowder. Enjoy! Louisiana oysters are always a joy.LobsterContinued form page 2 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-7863274. Art Gallery 21 is open every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The gallery, located at the Woman’s Club of Wilton Manors, 600 NE 21 Court, features various artwork from various artists across the State of Florida. Admission is free. Visit www.canawm.org for more information.SaturdaysPompano Beach GreenMarket is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Cypress Road and Atlantic Boulevard. 954-292-8040. Wilton Manors Green Market is held every Saturday and Sunday at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 954-592-0381. Pony rides are available at Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park, 1600 NE 5 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3 per ride. 954-786-4507.RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSYou’d better eat lots of turkey to get ready for the post-Thanksgiving Sunburn Sword sh Tournament, Saturday, Nov. 24. This is the time of the year when we start to see some really large sword sh being caught off our coast. This tournament has produced some of the biggest catches over the last few years. Looking at the weather for Saturday, it looks as if we nally Eat some turkey, then catch some have some favorable conditions. Lines are in the water at 8 a.m., Lines are out at 4 p.m. The scales will open at 4 p.m. and close at 7 p.m. The Captains meeting will be at RJ Boyle Studios on Friday evening from to 8 p.m. For more information, call 954420-5001. SightingsContinued from page 25

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The Pelican 27 Friday, November 23, 2012 Send your news to mdpelican@ urban and economic development. “Our east and west community redevelopment agencies are growing.” He cites a new downtown in Old Pompano that incorporates a new library on West Atlantic Boulevard with a “connectivity” zone that incorporates development on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard to the Flagler business area with landscaping, lighting, business centers and a proposed cultural center. “We have the best beaches in Broward County, and we have now added the position of a tourism manager to focus on bringing more people to our city,” he adds. More than two years ago, Fisher initiated a “Mayor’s Stimulus Package” that focused on several innovations that would power economic growth. “We have expedited the city’s permitting process that speeds up nal approvals. All departments can read and comment on proposals at the same time. But the best part is that developers can immediately see if there are any issues,” he says. He is proud of the fact that a recent survey by the city indicated that the city has a 98 percent approval rating. “I have to give credit there to the friendliness of our departments and to this commission. We work as a team.” “Residential and commercial values have risen in the city, and people are really seeing the results of development on the east side. We will see the opening of the Mariott Hotel at the beach in 2013,” he said. “And this week we of cially opened the transit center on Dixie Highway and Martin Luther King Boulevard. That is the key to developing the Transit Oriented Corridor which will generate more development.” A big issue to Fisher is the idea of unity in the city. Another part of his stimulus plan was the creation of “Unity in the Community,” an annual event to bring city residents together in a multi-generational and multi-ethnic festival. This year’s festival boasted several hundred participants. Fisher gives credit of the city’s success to the leadership of this commission, but he gives all of the credit to a higher authority. “When I leave my of ce for a city meeting, I pray for guidance all the way to city hall. God has blessed me,” he says. Fisher is married to Suzanne. They have two children, Trisha, a graduate of Nova University Law School and Paul, a senior at West Minster Academy. In many ways, Fisher follows in the footsteps of his recent ancestors. His grandfather, Louis Sr. served as mayor of Pompano in 1943. His great grandfather, Clint Lyons, signed the articles of incorporation for the city in 1908. The election takes place March 12, 2013. Two commission seats will also be open for that election, District 4 seat, presently held by Commissioner Woody Poitier and District 2 seat, presently held by Commissioner Charlotte Burrie. FisherContinued from page 1

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