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Friday, December 7, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 49 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 I’m Anne Sallee and I approve this development Oakland Park Mayor Anne Sallee gives a thumbs up during the ground-breaking of a public plaza and the Funky Buddha Brewery on Nov. 26 in front of Oakland Station. The ground-breaking is part of the city’s efforts to transform its downtown into a culinary destination. Also pictured is Oakland Station owner Sam Jazayri. [Photo by Judy Vik] Class Act gets nod to operate “classy” pier restaurantBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach – Owners of two successful South Broward diners were chosen last week to operate the new shing pier restaurant. Meeting in special session, commissioners gave Class Act, LLC enough points to easily win the bid. Principals, Toula Amanna and Thomas Bertorelli, operate FlashBack diners in Hallandale Beach and Davie. Apparently, it was their extensive breakfast menu that caused commissioners to rate them higher than an earlier choice made by a staff committee. It fell to the commissions to rate the top three bidders for the 10-year Special assessment could transform Wilton Drive if business owners approveBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors – Of cials here say lack of money has kept plans to transform Wilton Drive into a more pedestrian and parking-friendly thoroughfare on the drawing board. But the Wilton Drive two-lane initiative may nally get the money it See WILTON DRIVE on page 16 See PIER RESTAURANT on page 14By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – Jewelry designer Lisa Butler Price may nally have found her calling. After years of buying vintage jewelry, removing the stones and making new pieces, she has established her own line, The LBP Collection. She had her rst trunk show last week at Styles Boutique in Boca Raton and had an interview at Neiman Marcus. Her extensive collection can be seen at the Decorative Arts Mall in Deer eld Beach and her website is up and running. The daughter of one of Deer eld’s oldest farming families, Jack and Molly Butler, and granddaughter of JB Emerging jewelry designer follows the trends in fashion Lisa Price displays her custom designs at a trunk show at Styles Boutique in Boca Raton. See JEWELRY on page 24 Canal clearing leaves residents exposed to noise and a tent cityBy Judy Wilson PELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach – In the end, it comes down to what people who live on waterways prefer. Some like clear cut, debris-free canal banks. Others favor old growth trees and underbrush that gives them a noise buffer and blocks dismal views. For the residents of Woodsetter Townhomes, the downside to clearing their canal bank outweighs the bene ts. One resident said this week’s maintenance work left them with noise from the Seaboard Railroad trains and unobstructed views of a tent city where the personal waste of the homeless washes into the water. See TENT CITY on page 12 Christmas festivities will replace traditional parade By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Lauderdale-By-The-Sea – “Christmas-By-The-Sea,” the town’s annual holiday celebration, will be downsized this year. The town and the Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea Chamber of Commerce are teaming up on this year’s event, set from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Anglin’s Square at El Mar Drive and Commercial Boulevard. The parade has been eliminated, See FESTIVITIES on page 7 Pompano Beach Boat Parade, Dec. 9, 6 p.m.

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2 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 2012 Pompano Beach Due to popular demand, the city’s annual Yuletide Parade and Celebration is back in Community Park. The event starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. The parade begins at NE 5 Avenue and NE 10 Street near the Sample-McDougald House and Pompano Elks Lodge. It will proceed east on NE 10 Street to NE 11 Avenue, then south to NE 8 Street and east into Community Park. The park is at 2001 NE 10 St. at the corner of 10 Street and Federal Highway. The parade will feature oats, marching bands, dancers, re clowns and a variety of other entertainment. After the parade, the fun continues with children’s activities, clowns, face painting, rides, crafts, and a holiday show on the amphitheater stage. Mayor Lamar Fisher will light the community yuletide tree to of cially ring in the holiday season in Pompano Beach. Santa Claus will be on hand for photo opportunities. Refreshments will be available in the park. For more information call 954-786-4111.Yuletide parade route different this year By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach A Lakeland man has led a lawsuit against the town claiming City Clerk Jean Marie Mark violated the state’s open records law when she required him to make his public records request in writing. In May, Clinton Wesley Chandler, in a phone call to Mark, requested all emails sent to or received by Mayor Dan Dodge in April 2012 be provided to him. The lawsuit alleges he was told to go to the town’s website and obtain a public record request form which must be submitted before his request could be processed. Chandler responded to con rm that all such requests be made in Lawsuit challenges town’s public record request procedurewriting and Mark allegedly sent him the required form. Chandler is contending that the Florida Constitution and the Florida Public Records Act require no such form in order to receive public records. He cites a ruling of the attorney general that an agency may not require a requestor to complete a form in order to gain access to public records. He is being represented by Tampa attorney John McKnight. Town Attorney DJ Doody said that Chandler offered to settle for $2,000 and when Doody refused said, “See you in court.” Doody told town commissioners this week that it appears the Chandlers may now be targeting small municipalities. In an internet phone directory, Clinton Chandler appears to be “known” to Joel Chandler, familiar in Polk County for his lawsuits against the school board, police department, Corrections Corp. of America and the medical examiner. Since he began his advocacy four years ago, Joel Chandler has led more than two dozen open records lawsuits. His website FOGWatch [Florida Open Government Watch] lists his activities. In March of this year, he was awarded a Sunshine Week Local Hero Award, presented by the Knight Foundation, for his work in obtaining government records. Last month, his appeal to the 11th Federal Court to obtain records from See LAWSUIT on page 12

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The Pelican 3 Friday, December 7, 2012 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Community Development Agency [CRA] of cials have until Dec. 30 to get property owners along Martin Luther King Boulevard [MLK] to agree to allow the city to make sidewalk improvements on their property and time is of the essence. “We have to paint or get off the ladder,” said Carlton Moore, liaison to the Northwest CRA Advisory Committee. Horacio Danovich, CRA engineer, said sidewalk improvements would be designed as if everyone had consented to the easement. Any holdouts would later be removed from the plans and the city would work around their properties. If property owners change their minds at a later date, the city does not guarantee funds for the improvements. If that were the case the holdouts would either have to pay for the improvements themselves or leave things the way they are. “I’m not so sure we’d be able to do it on our dime,” Danovich said. The plans are part of a $7.2 million project to make road, sidewalk, lighting and landscaping improvements in Old Pompano and along MLK. But, as of right now, the money allocated won’t be enough to nish the project. “We know that it’s going to be more money. We’re not sure how [the rest of] it is going to be funded,” said Danovich So far, 98 percent of property owners in Old Pompano have consented to the sidewalk easement but Moore said only 70 percent along MLK have agreed. NW CRA Board Member Carl Forbes sees a problem if a signi cant number of Time running out on MLK sidewalk approvalsSee MLK on page 22

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4 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 2012 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park – Students at two Oakland Park public schools soon will have a chance to become part of a Broward Sheriff’s Of ce Explorer program. The program will begin next month after winter break when 20 to 25 applicants at Northeast High School and Rickards Middle School will be selected. City commissioners recently approved spending $60,000 from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund [LETF] to develop and implement the youth program, an expansion of the city’s school safety and integrity program. The city’s two School Resource Deputies, Robert Martinez at Northeast High OP will launch BSO Explorer program in two schoolsand Debra White at Rickards, will implement and oversee the program. The deputies are already being partially funded with $160,000 in LETF. Applicants must have graduated eighth grade and be ages 14 through 21. The program is aimed at building leaders and possible candidates for the military or law enforcement. Those selected for the program must have good grades, no behavioral issues and no criminal past, Martinez said. “We’re not trying to make police of cers.We want good citizens with a better understanding of what law enforcement is about rather than what they see on TV. A lot of what they see on TV crime programs is not factual. About 98 percent of it has to do with violence. They’ll get a better understanding of what we do and how we impact lives. We don’t have a crystal ball in our back pocket to catch the bad guys.” “We’re targeting kids who have a plan for the future and know what they want to do with their lives,” Martinez said. “We build on their skills, mentor and make them more well-rounded.” Explorers will receive training in a wide variety of law enforcement functions, including accident investigation, traf c control, community policing, crime prevention, crime scene investigation, patrol procedures, rearm safety and drill and ceremony. The Oakland Park post will be structured much like a law enforcement agency with youth eligible to progress through the ranks to positions of leadership and responsibility. Members also will train for local, regional and national competitions in various law enforcement skill categories. Martinez says he knew from the age of 14 that he wanted to work in law enforcement. He joined a Miami-Dade Police Explorers Post at 15 and remained a member for seven years. was See EXPLORERS on page 17 Name change: It’s now Doubletree by HiltonDeerfield Beach – The Deerfield Beach Hilton is now a Doubletree hotel and visitors can look forward to some upgrades in the 30-yearold location that borders I-95 and the Deerfield Country Club. General Manager Chip Chapman said Hilton Hotels bought the Doubletree franchise in the 90s and is focusing its Hilton locationsSee HILTON on page 22

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The Pelican 5 Friday, December 7, 2012 Three beach events this weekend in Deer eldDeerfield Beach – A major beach event has been added to the dedication of the fishing pier entrance with a concert by the U. S. Army Reserve Band on Friday night. The fishing pier is being dedicated at 6 p.m.; the free concert is at 7 p.m. Island Water Sports is sponsoring a Surf festival Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7 to 9, that will include competition between pro/am surfers, long boarders, skim boarders and bodysurfers. A party to register competitors will be held Friday, Dec. 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event schedule will be decided then depending on the weather and the waves. Event includes concerts, kite board demos and raffles. For registration forms, visit www. southfloridaesa.com. Proceeds benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. The public is asked to bring items for the city’s Operation Shoebox which fills boxes with personal items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, wipes and lip balm. Anti bullying campaign needs donationsBroward – The Wishaphants, elephant like characters geared for the K-2 market to promote healthy living for children, will also be used in an anti-bullying campaign. To raise money, the INDIEGOGO campaign was started and so far has raised over $10,000. These funds will be used to expand the Wishaphant nutrition program and tackle the bullying issue. A children’s musical, among other things, is in the works with the ultimate goal of heading towards animation. Visit www.indiegogo.com/ wishaphants for more information or to donate. Maggie Davidson, 70, announced that she is running for the of ce of State Committeewoman for the Broward Democratic Party. The State Committeewoman acts as liaison between the Florida Democratic Party and the county Democratic Executive Committee [DEC]; liaison between the county DEC and the clubs; members of the county DEC Campaign Committee; and members of other committees as designated by the DEC Charter and Bylaws. The election will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9 at Diamantes, 6501 W. Commercial Blvd, Tamarac. Eligible voters are the precinct committee people who were elected in 2012. Davidson, a 30-year resident of Broward County, has served on the DEC for most of those 30 years and served one term as treasurer. In addition to the DEC, Maggie is active in the Democratic Women’s Club, currently serving as its president. She is on the Democratic Women’s Club of Florida [DWCF] state board as recording secretary. In 2011, the Democratic Women’s Club of Northeast Broward co-hosted the DWCF state convention which highlighted women candidates and sponsored workshops on running campaigns. Davidson wants to be involved in decision-making at the state level. She believes it is very important that the momentum and enthusiasm created for the 2012 election be carried through to the 2014 gubernatorial election. Contact Maggie Davidson, 954-942-8711.Pompano resident seeks Broward support for Democratic state committeewoman

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6 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 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 49 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Opinion & Letters Answers on classi ed page of this issue It’s what’s happening in the business community”SPONSORED BY THE POMPANO BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE50th Annual Holiday Boat Parade Sunday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. Parade begins at Lake Santa Barbara and ends at Hillsboro Boulevard. Call 941-2940 or www.pompanobeachchamber.comPompano Beach Community EventsYuletide Parade Friday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Community Park, 2001 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach [corner of 10th & Federal Highway] Green Market Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Cypress Road & Atlantic Boulevard. Pompano Beach Middle School /Barnes & Noble Book Fair Monday, Dec.10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2051 N. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 954 561-3732. Teacher readings, guest authors, cupcake decorating, music and more! Relay for Life Kick-Off Party Wednesday, Dec.12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Galuppi’s Restaurant, 1103 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach. www. relayforlife.org/pompanobeach Free Bowling High Roller Happy Hour Exclusive offer for chamber members! Get 2 free hours of bowling plus shoe rental and two large gourmet pizzas at Diamond Strike Lanes, 2200 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach. Available dates: Dec. 13, 20 and 27. Contact: Kamali Burke at www.kamali@ thedanaagency.com“Ask Lori…Parrish on Appraisal”Florida voters approve new tax savings for eligible homesteadersDear Lori, Can you tell me what new state constitutional amendments passed and what it means for eligible property owners? V.K., Plantation, (via email) Florida voters in November approved three new state constitutional amendments which create additional homestead tax savings for eligible property owners. Some of the changes take effect immediately for the 2013 tax year. Other portions rst require the Florida Legislature and local governments to enact changes in law before the additional bene ts can be carried out. Combat-Disabled Veterans This amendment deletes the requirement a veteran had to be a Florida resident at the time of entering military service to receive a Veteran Property Tax Discount. This exemption, which takes effect immediately for 2013, provides an additional property tax discount on the homesteaded property of partially or totally permanently disabled veteran, age 65 or older as of January 1, and whose disability was combat related. Surviving Spouses of First Responders Who Die in the Line of Duty This amendment allows the Legislature to provide property tax relief on homesteaded property to the surviving spouse of a veteran who died from service-connected causes on active duty or the surviving spouse of a rst responder who died in the line of duty. The Legislature must adopt enabling statutes before this exemption becomes effective. Legislative action is expected by May 2013, which may permit eligible persons to apply these new saving starting in 2013. Additional Homestead Tax Exemption for Seniors This allows counties or municipalities to grant either or both of the following: An exemption not exceeding $50,000 to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate; maintains their permanent residence on the property; is 65 or older; and whose household income does not exceed the income limitation; and/or An additional exemption equal to the assessed value of the property to an owner who has title to real estate in Florida with a just value less than $250,000; has maintained permanent residence on the property for not less than 25 years; is 65 or older and whose household income does not exceed the income limitation. The income limitation for 2012 is a Household Adjusted Gross Income of no more than $27,030 (adjusted annually), the State will determine the 2013 limitation in January 2013. For more information about property tax exemptions, exemption ling, assessments, community outreach events, homebound visits, please visit our website at www.bcpa.net or contact our of ce directly at 954.445.6830.

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The Pelican 7 Friday, December 7, 2012 but Santa will arrive on a re truck escorted by the Volunteer Fire Department. A new addition is an open-air Christmas market with about a dozen retailers and restaurants offering inexpensive items for sale. Also new is a children’s section with Christmas crafts and cookie decorating. There also will be face-painting elves, Santa’s workshop, an outdoor concert, lighting of the tree and snow. “We’ve downsized from last year, but I think it will be great,” Paul Novak, a chamber board member, said at Tuesday’s town commission meeting. “We have joined forces [the town and chamber], and it should be a better event. It gives us a little more power.” Because of a funding issue at the chamber, the commission agreed to contribute $4,500 toward the celebration, including the cost of putting up and taking down the tree in Pelican Square. Another hitch came when town of cials learned from chamber of cials last month that the tree was on its last legs and would need to be replaced. The commission authorized Town Manager Connie Hoffmann to spend up to $20,000 on a new tree, complete with lights and decorations, but that was impossible at this late date. “Our best option is using our old tree one more time,” Hoffman said. Commissioners agreed and provided $5,000 to refurbish the tree with new lights and ornaments. One rm advised Hoffmann the town could reduce the cost of a new tree by salvaging the frame. They recommended the town order custom branches and have them galvanized to better ght corrosion from sea air. Hoffmann said, “This tree lasted much longer than anyone thought it would. They say seven to eight years is the lifespan in a normal environment, and if a tree lasts ve years in a seaside environment, you’re doing well.” Novak said the current tree, eight years old, was paid for by donations in an effort led by Dave Gadsby of the Village Grille. Commissioner Mark Brown said he would like to see a fundraising drive for a new tree. “I have no doubt we could raise the money if someone would take charge,” he said. Vice Mayor Scot Sasser, noting that the celebration is a joint venture between the town and chamber, wanted to make sure all businesses, not just chamber members, were invited to take part. Hoffmann responded that for this rst holiday market the organizers would like to keep it at 12 vendors. She called civic associations in town to invite them to take part, but organizers haven’t reached out to every business. “I respectfully disagree,” Sasser said. “I think it should be open to all.” Hoffmann said anyone who wants a booth should call her. There is no charge to non-pro t groups. The charge for pro t-making businesses is $50. Novak said the chamber executive director went door-to-door inviting all the businesses on Commercial Boulevard to take part. “If they at least had the chance, I’m happy,” Sasser said. For more information, call the chamber at 954-776-1000 or the town at 954-640-4200.FestivitiesContinued from page 1

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8 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 2012 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. You can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFManuel Chris Rosado, owner of Forever Propane, says, “We’re not just a gas company. We have to educate the consumer about propane.” He goes on to explain that propane is actually extracted from gasoline, but it is cleaner, cheaper, more ef cient and environmentally attractive. He predicts that it will become more popular as its green appeal becomes more apparent. Still a young man, this former semi-professional baseball player knew that in order to play ball he needed an income so he started his own landscaping business when he was just 21. Now, a successful business man, he pauses to re ect on his past. “A leg injury when I was 33 ended my career on Forever Propane Sales & Services Inc. offers a cleaner, cheaper, more ef cient fuel to individuals, businesses the diamond and motivated me to build this empire.” He refers to merging the propane gas business and the landscaping business which has worked out so well that he has recently opened two branches. Hollywood opened in 2010, and the Boca store opened in 2011. Rosado adds, “Our main location is here in Fort Lauderdale at 350 E. Prospect Road. Although we now have a staff of 14 and growing, we are still a family owned and run business. My sister, Monica is the of ce manager. My father, Manuel M. Rosado, has sold his own propane business in Pompano Beach which he started back in 1984. Then he came over here to work with me. He is our living encyclopedia.” Rosado Sr. joined this interview saying, “Propane gas is most frequently used in barbecue grills, hot water, pool and patio heaters, oor buf ng machines, lawn mowers, generators and yes, It’s a Rosado family affair with Monica, of ce manager, Manuel M. Rosado who started it all and his son, Manuel Chris Rosado, who is building his “empire.” [Photos by Phyllis J. Neuberger] See PROPANE on page 15 Mermaid Music School performancePompano Beach – The Mermaid Music School in Deerfield Beach will hold its first performance on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Morais Art Gallery, 418 N. Federal Hwy. For this occasion, Morais Art Gallery will be showcasing their gallery portraits and other fine arts while the Mediterranean Cafe and Grill [formerly The Pointe Caf] will offer its new kids’ menu. The gallery has limited seating. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is in the rear. A second recital performance is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 22 at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 111 E. Sample Road, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 954-464-7584.

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10 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 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. Holiday used book SaleOakland Park – The Friends of the Oakland Park Library present a “Ho Ho Holiday Used Book Sale” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the library at 1298 NE 37 St. For more information, call 954-6304370. Step away from the drink if you plan to driveOakland Park – Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force and district personnel, in conjunction with other agencies and municipalities, will conduct a DUI checkpoint operation from 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, to 3 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1701 E. Oakland Park Blvd. They will be actively enforcing DUI laws and identifying impaired drivers.Craft and Gift ShowLauderdale-By-TheSea – Hand-crafted items and gifts will be for sale at the fourth annual Craft and Gift Show by the Altar Guild at Assumption Catholic Church, 2001 S. Ocean Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. The event is set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Call 954-942-9946. BriefsBy Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFF“CHOICES is a consortium of community services,” explains Rev. Wylie L Howard. “I may head it up, but the success of our many programs is due to the dedication, experience, and caring qualities of the community and those who run the day to day business of our different programs and services.” He continues. “I treasure and respect my relationships with everyone in the city from the mayor on down. It was 15 years ago that I retired as an executive with Lundy Technical Center where I worked for 26 years. I became an active pastor for St. James Missionary Baptist Church [500 NW 21 Ave.] in Pompano Beach. I became the vice president in charge of the excellence in education empowerment program sponsored by the Urban League. Although my degree is in business administration and management, my master’s degree is in theological study.” While involved in a Crime Prevention thru’ Christian Intercession he pulled a group of ministers together to man a hotline for troubled people. He says, “We heard every conceivable problem from homelessness to crime. We got calls at home all night. The need was so great it led to the formation of First Call for Help which became 211.” CHOICES became a separate 501( c )3 agency, licensed by the State of Florida as a foster care agency through the Dept. of Children and Family Services with a sub-contract relationship with Childnet. Located at 2300 NW 6 Street in Pompano Beach, Choices functions in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties. The name Founder, CEO of Choices, Rev. Wylie L Howard, Jr. says ‘It takes a community. No man can do the job alone.’CHOICES is an acronym for Community Helpers Organized in Churches Empowering Society. The agency aspires to make its vision a reality through the services it offers to reduce the number of children waiting for placement, and to recruit and train new foster and adopting parents to care for the abused, abandoned and neglected children. CHOICES offers MAPP, Model approach in partnership in parents, which trains adults who want to be licensed foster parents. Another program gives access to services for teens aging out of the foster care system. It offers ACCESS, See CHOICES on page 23Craft and Outreach FairLauderdale-By-The-Sea – The Community Church of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea will hold its annual Craft and Outreach Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the church, 4433 Bougainvillea Drive. Handmade items, including quilts, flower arrangements, woodwork, holiday crafts and candles, will be for sale. There will also be a bake sale with proceeds benefiting local nonprofits. For more information, call 954-776-5530.CHOICES is a non-pro t agency, licensed by the state as a foster care agency. The Rev. Wylie L. Howard, founder of CHOICES, wants to reduce the number of children waiting for foster home placement.

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The Pelican 11 Friday, December 7, 2012 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea More than 300 guests enjoyed a free Thanksgiving dinner and entertainment at Jarvis Hall in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, hosted and organized by Eric Yankwitt as a party for “holiday orphans.” Yankwitt invited those who would be alone on the holiday to come out, meet their neighbors and have some fun. [Staff photos by Judy Vik]Thanksgiving in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea was for new friendsChristian and Monica Espinola of Casa Salsa demonstrate salsa dance moves, inviting audience members to join them. A volunteer clown [Left] demonstrates his dance moves. Volunteer Flavia [Above] meets a dinner guest during the event. In a promotional yer, Yankwitt calls Thanksgiving “a wonderful day to celebrate with your neighbors. We have a lot to be thankful for in life. Many of us have family that live outside our immediate area and for one reason or another we will not be able to spend time with them this holiday.” Every year he hosts a free Thanksgiving Day meal at over 40 locations in Broward to anyone who wants some company on the holiday, regardless of income level.

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12 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 2012 the Florida of Transportation was dismissed. Chandler claims it is his rst loss. In a November 28 post on FOGWatch, Chandler wrote he is expanding his “in-person audit of public agencies” into South Florida. Previously his efforts were concentrated between Lakeland and Jacksonville.Woolsey les appealIn other news of litigation against the town, police of cer Jim Woolsey has led an appeal with the 11th Federal Court disputing US District Judge Marcia Cooke’s ruling that his lawsuit against the town claiming age discrimination had insuf cient grounds. Woolsey’s lawsuit alleges his demotion from captain – second in command to patrolman was due to his age, 52. At the same time, Police Chief Tom Nagy promoted another police of cer to the rank of major, a newly –created position. Town Attorney DJ Doody said the Florida League of Cities would handle the town’s defense of the appeal.LawsuitContinued from page 2 All the trees on her canal bank were chopped to the roots said Dawn Munn of NW 6 Ave. “I have never seen so much destruction. It looks like Agent Orange has been applied. I planted a royal Poinciana 33 years ago. Now it is destroyed along with 16 other trees. Where will the birds go?” It was Munn who questioned the runoff into the canal, known as Bass Lake. “Will it contaminate the ground water?” she asked. City commissioners listening to her concerns Tuesday night had no answer, but John Crause, who heads the county’s Water Management Division said, “It could . take care of the homeless and you solve a lot of problems.” Munn said the cutting left her exposed to the homeless and to the noise from passing trains. The work done this week was performed by county contractor Prestige Property Management and involved clearing 20-feet of canal bank by taking out Australian pines, Brazilian pepper and cus, none of which are native species. Crause said a 20-foot right of way must be maintained for access, but in some cases, like this one, the vehicles could barely get through. As for the Poinciana, large limbs had split off and were in the water potentially blocking water ow and drains. A spokesperson at the county’s water resources of ce conceded the tree had a large footprint and after trimming, “looked awful.” Crause said members of his agency met with the Pompano Lakes Homeowners Association about a year ago to discuss cleaning the canal banks. At the time, there were also complaints about a rodent infestation. Woodsetter is a neighborhood south of SW 48 Street [Green Road] and west of I-95 and the Seaboard Railroad. Munn was the spokesperson for her complex but attending the commission meeting with her was the new president of Pompano Lakes HOA, Colleen Stott. Late Wednesday Stott said no one from either the county or the city had yet contacted her. Munn said she wants “big trees” to be replanted along the canal bank. The county probably won’t do that, Crause said but the homeowners can as long as they leave the 20-foot swath for maintenance vehicles. No one present at Tuesday’s commission meeting said they had knowledge of the canal bank maintenance. Mayor Peggy Noland said, “this is rst we’ve heard. But I promise we will research it.” Tent CityContinued from page 1

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The Pelican 13 Friday, December 7, 2012 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors – When it comes to choosing a Florida East Coast Railway [FEC] commuter station for either Oakland Park or Wilton Manors, Florida Department of Transportation [FDOT] of cials see Oakland Park as the better choice – at least for now.Wilton Manors makes case for FEC commuter rail stationBut residents, business owners and of cials say that unlike Oakland Park, which is in the midst of trying to transform itself into a culinary epicenter, Wilton Manors has already become a destination where people want to shop, dine and take in some nightlife. And on Tuesday night, they packed the commission chambers to capacity to make their case to of cials from FDOT, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization [MPO] and County Commissioner Chip LaMarca. “We’ve done a lot of things already. We’re ahead of the curve,” said Mayor Gary Resnick. “We’re a donor community. We donate more in tax revenue [to the county] than we get back from services. [It’s time] to put a little back in our community.” Former mayor John Fiore said the city deserved a station because it made the whole project possible by being the rst city to provide seed money to nance the feasibility study in the late 90s – a move that was followed by other municipalities. “If it wasn’t for Wilton Manors we would not be sitting here because this project would not have gotten off the ground.” Since the idea of a commuter line was rst proposed, Wilton Manors has implemented land use and zoning changes in the area around Dixie Highway and the FEC, created a Transit Oriented Corridor [TOC] and increased residential density. Including Wilton Station, the mixed used development directly adjacent to the railway, Heidi Shafran, Community Development Services Department director, said there are currently 668 residential units and 225 units planned within walking distance of the station. If built, the station would be located south of Northeast 26 Street next to Northeast 24 Court “We’re kind of in the middle of everything,” said Shafran, who also touted the city’s pedestrian-friendly attributes. “Walkability is something that lends itself to transit.” Walk Score, an online site that rates the walkability of cities, gave Wilton Manors a ranking of 91 out of 100. Commissioner Tom Green suggested of cials visit Wilton Drive on a Saturday night and compare it to See STATION on page 22

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14 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 2012 contract when they reached a stalemate two weeks ago. Mayor Peggy Noland favored Class Act’s more traditional menu items over the staff’s choice, Two Together, a company out of Delray Beach. Both bidders offered to pay $120,000 annually, but Class Act had the higher percentage of pro ts offering eight percent to be paid to the city. The restaurant will be operated as the Deer eld Beach Caf and be unlike the diners. Instead of a movie poster theme, the Caf is being designed as “classy beach” said Bertorelli. “It will be special to the Deer eld Beach environment,” he said. A Deer eld Beach contractor, RCC Builders, will construct the interior. RCC is well known for building out high-Pier restaurantContinued from page 1end retail stores. Bertorelli said the restaurant, like the other new buildings on the pier, will conform to LEED [environmentally conscious, energy ef cient] standards. The Caf will be open 7 a.m. to midnight and will add a large ‘grab and go’ food section to its menu offerings. “We expect a lot of takeout business from shermen and beach goers,” Bertorelli said. He and his partner, Amanna, will also open a diner in Boca Raton next year, but Bertorelli said Deer eld Beach had been in their sights for some time because of its demographic: middle to high income residents, people on xed incomes, and a strong business community. According to Bertorelli, they had tried to buy property on Hillsboro Boulevard west of Military Trail for a diner but could not make a deal. “Then this came up and we jumped at it. Being on the beach is a plus, plus,” Bertorelli said. He plans to have the Caf open by Feb. 1.

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The Pelican 15 Friday, December 7, 2012 in vehicles.” Asked if vehicles could run on propane, Rosado, Jr. was quick to answer, “ That’s right. This high octane fuel can be used in cars once a car is converted, and we do the conversions right here. Once the conversion is made, a vehicle can run on either propane or gas. The car gets lled up here at our drive through propane re lling station. If the propane runs low, and the driver is too far away, he can pull into a gas station and ll up with gas. Propane is much kinder to the environment, and to your pocket, so we know it has a bright future.” Continuing to talk about the business, Chris says, “Our re lling station is very busy in all three locations because of our service and prices. We also have a barbecue delivery service that makes ordering propane as easy as ordering a pizza. Just pick up your phone, order your gas and we will deliver it. You can leave a check if you’re at work, and we will install ours and take your empty.” John Bernard of Oakland Park enjoys delivery service for his hot water heater about every three months. He says, “I like going into the place and visiting with staff so I bring my tank for the barbecue in to be lled myself. When it comes to the hot water heater, they come to me. When it broke, they xed it. I’d recommend the Rosados to everyone.” Sean Harrigan, yard manager for Capital Scrap in Deer eld Beach, is also very pleased with Forever Propane. He says, “They ll our propane tanks in the forklifts and torches. They are prompt and very willing to help us out if we run out unexpectedly. We have been doing business with them for six years. We like doing business with local companies over the big chains.” Chris is eager to point out that “Our 20-pound tank really holds 20 pounds as opposed to some places that sell you a bottle holding less gas than claimed.” “We also will deliver and connect our 20-pound tanks for outdoor patio heaters in the home or business. We have two cylinder trucks to deliver everything from 20 to 100-pound cylinders plus 33–pound forklift tanks. We make our own cylinder cages to store our own or your tanks. Our Bobtail propane truck will come to you to re ll your above or underground tank at home or at business. Customers really appreciate this convenience.” He says a special service truck which actually runs on propane is kept busy, especially at this time of year when pool heaters need replacing or servicing. The driver, a quali ed technician, can convert stoves and dryers, repair outdoor heaters, water heaters and more. He will also deliver from 100 to 1,000 gallons of new propane tanks.Landscape installation and clean upChris will work with a client to create and install that customer’s dream landscape from start to nish. If the client wants to do part or all of the work himself, Chris will deliver any or all of the materials desired. If there’s a mess to be cleaned up rst, he will provide that service and trash hauling as well. Chris says, “Landscaping was my rst business which I started in the late 90s, and as it grew, I incorporated trash hauling and dumpster rental service. In 2006, I added propane, and the combination works well. Especially with our Bobcat and dumpster service.” He wraps up the interview suggesting, “If your readers have any questions, just call us and our staff will help solve their landscape problems, or help them with information on propane uses and supplies. If they want to talk to me personally, just say the word and if I’m not available, I’ll call them. We are happy to give our customers advice and service.” Open Mondays through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 954-5663074. PropaneContinued from page 8SightingsA community calendar for Northeast Broward County. Send your event information to mdpelican@yahoo.com 12-8 – Friends of the Library book tent event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Donations help underwrite the cost of Library programming, audio and video materials, and the See SIGHTINGS on page 16

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16 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 2012Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo.com or 954-783-8700! needs if the city implements its Business Improvement District [BID] proposal; Andrews Avenue is also being considered as a BID. “This might be a mechanism to work towards that,” said Heidi Shafran, Wilton Manors Community Development Services Department director. Currently, Wilton Drive is owned by the Florida Department of Transportation [FDOT]. Shafran said the city is hoping to meet with FDOT of cials at the beginning of next year to discuss Wilton Drive. If Wilton Drive, from Five Points to the Fort Lauderdale city limit could be designated a BID, the city could levy a special assessment of up to two mills on the property owners to fund improvements. The assessment would be in addition to current property taxes. Shafran estimates that $150,000 per year could be generated for Wilton Drive and $30,000 per year for Andrews Avenue. On Wilton Drive, those funds could be used to add landscaping and trees in the median, reduce the number of lanes from four to two and add parking spaces along parts of the road. In the past, proponents have said they want to change the street to look more like Las Olas Boulevard. Shafran said BID funds could be used along Andrews [from Oakland Park Boulevard to Northeast 21 Court] to make lighting and sidewalk improvements and get uniform trash receptacles. “I’ve been trying to get this done on Andrews for years. There’s just no money,” said Mayor Gary Resnick, who added that the city needs to rezone Andrews “to spur growth.” “[Andrews] has been neglected for years,” said Sal Torre, president of the Westside Association of Wilton Manors. “The residents of the Westside have been seeking assistance from the city to do more along Andrews Avenue and the establishment of a Business Improvement District will be viewed as a huge step in the right direction.” Torre also favors the Wilton Drive BID. But before of cials can start making improvements, they have to get approval, by vote, from the property owners who will fund those improvements. “We still have a lot of education and outreach to do,” said Shafran, who estimates that a vote could happen within six to eight months. Any BID approved would have to be renewed and Shafran thinks a minimum of ve years is necessary. “You would need to build up some capital,” she said. Resnick, although receptive to the idea, had his doubts, saying he was skeptical that people would vote to raise their own taxes. Wilton DriveContinued from page 1 acquisition of eBooks, computers, and other equipment. 954-566-9019. 12-8 – Yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 718 NE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach, to benefit Broward County’s Homeless Veterans. Event sponsored by the Fontenada Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 954-942-7428. SightingsContinued from page 15 See SIGHTINGS on page 17

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The Pelican 17 Friday, December 7, 2012 He says he learned a lot from the competitions, often hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration or other law enforcement agencies. When he was growing up, Martinez says he didn’t have a very positive atmosphere. “My brother is a career criminal. I witnessed my sister be brutally killed when I was ve. I was the only child my mom had left. I wanted to show her that I could make it and make her proud. That’s why I went into law enforcement. I wanted to do good rather than bad.” Helping to advise the new post in Oakland Park will be his way of giving back. “I learned a lot when I was a kid. I had lots of of cers to look up to. Someone took the time and effort to mentor me and helped me accomplish my goals. Now I’m getting to do the same.” The BSO Oakland Park District currently has several sworn personnel that began as law enforcement Explorers, including Chief John Bukata. Explorers will be used to assist BSO district personnel with a variety of functions, such as Oakland Park Youth Day, the annual Oktoberfest, monthly movie nights, as well as other city functions with their presence. Martinez says the city is making a wise investment. “It’s a win-win for everyone.” ExplorersContinued from page 4 12-8 – Yard sale at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event is free to the public and space is available for rent for vendors. 954-3902115 or 954-390-2130. 12-8 – Gold Coast Youth Orchestra performs its SightingsContinued from page 16 See SIGHTINGS on page 22

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18 The Pelican Friday, December 7, 2012 SPECIAL TO THE PELICANWell, maybe not everything, but all the greens and many of the greenside bunkers will be when the course reopens on Nov. 1. And ClubLink, the club’s new owner, is offering a brand-new approach to memberships. “Our strategy was to enlarge the greens back to their original size, decrease the size of the bunkers around the greens, and open the fronts of the greens up so that the ball, on most greens, can be run up onto the putting surface,” says At Palm-Aire’s Cypress Course, everything old is new again John Finlayson, ClubLink’s Vice-President of U.S. Operations. “We also wanted to take the oddness out of the green surfaces and add some interesting contour, providing some strategy for the better players. The depth of all the greens has been increased dramatically to allow a shot with a bit lower trajectory a good chance of staying on the putting surface.” The new greens have been seeded with TifEagle, a disease-resistant strain of AdvertisementSee PALM-AIRE on page 25The new greens at Palm-Aire have been seeded with TifEagle, a disease-resistant strain of bermuda grass that provides a superior putting surface that allows for increased speed and better consistency and playability.

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20 The Pelican Friday, December 7, 2012 By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN WRITERRiverside Grille / Lady Lucille Cruises 125 N. Riverside Drive (at Sands Harbor Resort & Marina) 954-941-2499 or 954-832-0890 Locals and visitors alike will be pleased to hear that a new attraction has made its way to Pompano. The venerable 72-foot Lady Lucille recently moved its operation from Fort Lauderdale to the Sands Harbor Marina located at the intersection of Atlantic Blvd and the Intracoastal. The Lady Lucille will run a daily cruises at 10:30 a.m. from the dock of the Sands Harbor Hotel in which is ensconced the highly regarded Riverside Grille Restaurant. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Lady Lucille ,” says Riverside Grille co-owner Monica Churchill. “We hope people will take advantage of the fantastic cruise and lunch or Sunday brunch deals we are offering.” Understanding the potential for a mutually beneficial relationship, the owners of both businesses decided to partner in order to offer an enjoyable, all inclusive boating and dining experience at one low price. “We want people to know what a great experience it is to enjoy a beautiful, narrated scenic cruise on the Intracoastal and then have a wonderful meal at the Riverside,” says business partner Garry Saunders, a friendly Englishman who enthusiastically promotes the All-U-Can-Eat upscale Sunday brunch [including freshly shucked oysters] and 2 hour boat cruise for $37. The yacht is also available for private charters. Voted the best party planning boat the last three years running, the Lady Lucille is the perfect vessel for fun Intracoastal jaunts with friends and family. “We are great at accommodating guests for boat parades, corporate parties, weddings and social events of any kind. Our beautiful boat has three decks and can seat up to 150 people. We also have on-board catering, dancing and a fully stocked bar,” says Captain Joe Rugare, a former high school music teacher who eventually decided to rejoin the family business. “My family has been in the boat business for 60 years and my children are planning on keeping up the tradition.”Big yacht Lady Lucille and waterfront eatery Riverside Grille join forces for daily cruises and tasty food The delectable crab & corn cakes are served with a spicy Cajun cream sauce. Freshly shucked Blue Point oysters are always available at the Riverside Grille $0.50 each at Happy Hour and unlimited during Sunday brunch!See Grille on page 29

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The Pelican 21 Friday, December 7, 2012 Tell The Pelican about your news! mdpelican@ yahoo.com or 954-7838700! Donate toys to needy childrenOakland Park – The Light of the World Clinic, a free volunteer clinic serving disadvantaged families in Broward County since 1989, needs help in bringing joy to over 100 children this holiday season. The clinic is looking for new toys for boys and girls ages 4 to 16. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 21 at the clinic, 806 E. Prospect Road, or any of the following community partners below: Holman Honda 12 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Lauderdale Infiniti 900 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Elite Force Martial Arts 1425 E. Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Oakland Park City Hall 3650 NE 12th Ave Oakland Park Municipal Bldg 5399 N. Dixie Hwy. Visit www.FlaFreeClinic. org or call 954-563-9876 for more information. New owners at Cove restaurantDeerfield Beach Angelo’s Station House Grille opened in the Cove Shopping Center this week with a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony staged by the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce. Among those pictured are Chamber Executive Director Larry Lavelle, Commissioner Joe Miller, restaurant owners Silvio and Marianne Trentalange, Mayor Peggy Noland, assorted Chamber members and friends of the management. The Grille features Italian fare from antipasti to pasta to zuppa, to insalata, to vitello, pollo, pesche and carne entrees, to dolci [dessert]. Thursday is Brazilian Night with live music. Angelo Morinielli is executive chef. David Greenfield is the manager. Angelo’s occupies space that was The Station House which closed its doors in the spring.

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22 The Pelican Friday, December 7, 2012 Oakland Park’s downtown. Green and Commissioner Scott Newton both said Wilton Manors is a bigger draw than Oakland Park. “You always see someone walking down Wilton Drive. There are a lot of people from Miami and West Palm Beach who would come here,” said Newton. But while both cities meet the minimum density requirements, FDOT of cials said they were favoring Oakland Park as a recipient of a primary station because it had higher employment and population density and better ridership projections than Wilton Manors. But the estimates were challenged as awed because they aren’t taking into account the number of tourists who would use the commuter system to travel here. Amie Goddeau, mobility development manager for FDOT Dist. 4, said her of ce would review the numbers again and account for possible tourist usage. Originally planned to have 98 stations, the number has dwindled to 22 with Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach as the two cities most likely to get stations rst. Other primary stations are planned along the route with Oakland Park and Wilton Manors as possible choices. After the primary stations have been selected FDOT would choose secondary locations but those stations would be built months, possibly years after the rst ones. “Nothing is xed and concrete at this point. We’re still struggling with the nancial framework,” said Goddeau. “Money talks,” said Greg Stuart, executive director of MPO. He advised Wilton Manors of cials that they need to start budgeting to help with the operating costs once the stations are built. “It has to be a 20-year commitment. Our models are great but if you have cash you’re going to get a station.” StationContinued from page 13 holdouts remain when the city is nished with the project. “The [NW] CRA won’t have the same aesthetic appeal as the rest of the CRA.” According to Moore and Danovich, the two public meetings held to explain the issue to property owners were poorly attended. “This is our fth time going to these property owners,” said Moore, who said distrust of government could be one of the reasons behind the lackluster response. “We’re not taking away any of your rights. You can still make changes to your [property] said Moore, who estimated the city only needs up to one foot of space to make the improvements. “The trust for the [NW CRA] is not the same as the trust for the East [CRA],” said NW Advisory Board Member Jeanette Copeland. MLKContinued from page 3HiltonContinued from page 4as convention centers in urban areas. In secondary markets, such as Deer eld Beach and Boca Raton, the Doubletree name is becoming more evident. “We provide the same service and standards and for the most part our wonderful employee team,” Chapman said. “We value our Hilton Honors Members which are 45 percent of our business. But we thought Doubletree would breathe new life into this location.” Chapman said the tness center has been revamped and armoires in the room replaced with granite counters and large HD TVs. The upgrades in room and meeting spaces will continue, he added. An additional perks for guests? A chocolate chip cookie at every check-in. 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 – Holiday bazaar from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 12 o 4 p.m. on Sunday at 3020 NE 32 Ave., SightingsContinued from page 17 See SIGHTINGS on page 28

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The Pelican 23 Friday, December 7, 2012 ChoicesContinued from page 10the Florida Department of Children and Families Social Service Program for the public. On staff at Choices is Marta Gifford, director of client services and licensing. As a certi ed welfare manager for DCF, or Dept. of Children and Family Services, she works with the MAPP program where foster parents are trained. She helps DCF and Childnet place children in licensed homes. Dr. Angela R. Deal is the vice president and COO administering all programs and services. Rodney Howard, program administrator and Shawndra Maine, program consultant, complete the management team. Rev. Howard may head up an umbrella of programs but he says in all modesty, “I’ve never done anything by myself. I’m a team player, often in the lead, but always focusing on improving the lot of children and family. I have a children’s academy for tots, ages one to ve, in Hallendale. Family Central subsidizes many of the children attending this pre-school.” Four Pompano homes operate with help from the City and Childnet. One is for boys up to 17. Another is for girls up to 17. The third is for seniors, and the last is a home for siblings. Much of Howard’s involvement is in the community surrounding his church. He freely admits he relies heavily on the efforts of other pastors and his amazing staff to get the job done. “My concept of ministry is a church without walls,” he says. “My focus is not to build a large congregation but rather to bring families together through family unity wrap-around services.” Choices accepts donations, sponsorships, in-kind contributions and gifts from the public and the private sector to help support its programs. All monetary contributions are tax deductable. Donations of diapers, toys and children’s clothing are welcome. Drop off or call 954-968-6777. Thank you Rev. Howard for your ongoing commitments to the community. Brooks closing its doors after 31 yearsDeerfield Beach – Brooks Restaurant, a dining landmark here since 1981, will serve its last glass of champagne and its last chocolate souffl on New Year’s Eve. Owner Bernard Perron says the property is sold to be redeveloped as a medical center “Business is very difficult these days and the regulations are even more difficult,” Perron said explaining his decision to sell. Brooks is the second long-standing restaurant of note to close along US 1. Two months ago, Fifth Avenue Grill in Lighthouse Point was sold to converted into a funeral home. Perron bought the Brooks location in 1981. For 20 consecutive years, it has received Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award which earned it a place in the magazine’s Hall of Fame. Perron and son-in-law and daughter Jon and Lisa Howe also own Benvenuto’s in Boynton Beach. They will continue to operate there. “Sometimes it is just time to move on,” Perron said. In the meantime, reservations for December 31 are coming in rapidly. “We’ll sell out,” he predicted.

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24 The Pelican Friday, December 7, 2012 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad Wiles [Wiles Road], Price has always had an eye for fashion. “I bought two pieces of Cartier jewelry from money I saved working our U-Pick when I was in 10th grade,” said the Deerfield Beach High School graduate. “I’ve always been inspired by what is happening in the fashion world. Now I design my jewelry around these trends. Animal prints are popular now, so I am creating whimsical animal jewelry.” Her line of tassel necklaces follows another fashion trend as does layering and mixing metals. Her own go-to earrings are fashioned from huge gold hoops, hung with liquid silver and decorated with tiny sapphires. “Instead of carefully matching pieces, there are no rules now,” Price said. The process of jewelry making is arduous and expensive. First she has to buy the stones and the metal. She prefers to work with sterling silver which can be overlaid in gold. All her stones are mined in Brazil; none are man-made. A local family from Brazil is her craftsmen: one is a stone cutter, another a polisher, silversmith, gem setter. “It is a tedious process and that’s why it’s so expensive. But each piece is special and unique.” Price said. While her necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings tend to be statement pieces – large and colorful interest shown by a buyer at Bloomingdale’s will put her jewelry in the counters there. That would be the culmination of years of an intense interest in fashion and interior design. For a time, this Lighthouse Point housewife bought and sold home accessories, favoring shabby chic. Before that, the mother of three, experimented with her hair color – from fuchia to blond – when that was fashionable. But designing jewelry is become her passion and she has discovered that producing a few pieces is not enough to succeed in the business. “ You have to present a cohesive collection of at least 30 pieces. It’s costly. It is a lot of work. But what keeps me going is the positive feedback I keep getting from people. I must be doing something right.” Among her loyal customers is another DBHS grad, her pal Missy Jones, assistant principal at Western High School in Davie. Jones terms The LBP Collection “creative” and “quality,” well worth saving up for. Another DBHS alum saw the LBP website, came to the Styles’ trunk show and purchased a $1,000 bracelet for his wife. Price’s work appeals to people who want to be original and who are fashion forward. It is also affordable. “Our work may look like Worth Avenue, but it’s not $5,000, it is $500,” she said. JewelryContinued from page 1Large statement pieces make a big impact. In ad shown behind display, daughter Hunter, 24, wears Price’s work.– the materials are much less weighty than they appear. This uniqueness is what attracted Styles owner Stacy Ugles to Price’s work. The two met through trunk shows – Ugles selling high end jewelry; Price, her vintage remakes. “I love her pieces and have embraced them,” Ugles said. Ugles brings in one-of-a-kind jewelry from her designers which attracts a loyal client base to her boutique. She also has contacts with designers who are big names in the field: Rodrigo Atazu who did the jewelry for “Sex and the City 2,” and Sheila Fajl who adorns the “Desperate Housewives.” She is hopeful she can add a few of Price’s pieces to her inventory. Price, herself had a chance to design for “The Real Housewives of Boca Raton,” but chose not to be dogged by a camera crew. Instead, she hopes her butterfly pin will become a Neiman Marcus exclusive and that the

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The Pelican 25 Friday, December 7, 2012 Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo. com or call 954783-8700! bermuda grass that provides a superior putting surface that allows for increased speed and better consistency and playability. In addition, the greenside irrigation system on the Cypress course has been upgraded. “Over the past 20 years, ClubLink has earned a reputation for customer service and operational excellence,” says Finlayson. “Our members and guests expect superior standards and we are working to improve the condition of the courses and facilities at Palm-Aire. These things don’t happen overnight, but we are committed to a long-term plan.” The Cypress course and the “Mighty Oaks” course at Palm-Aire were designed 40 years ago by the renowned duo of Tom and George Fazio, while the Palms course was laid out by William Mitchell. Each provides a distinctive experience and complement ClubLink’s other clubs in the area: Heron Bay Golf Club, site of six of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classics, and the historic 36-hole Woodlands Country Club. All three Palm-Aire courses present an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all abilities. From the back tees, the Palms tips out at 6,944 yards, par 72, and the Cypress is 6,810 yards, par 72. Both courses have five sets of tee decks to choose from, while the Oaks plays 6,910 yards, par 71, with four sets of tees. Palm-Aire Country Club has a rich history dating back to 1959 when The Palms Golf Course was founded by George Palmer and Harold Broiler and a 50-room lodge opened in 1962. Sam Snead set a course record 65 in that year and, since then, Palm-Aire has hosted the prestigious Dixie Amateur (now conducted by ClubLink at Palm-Aire, Heron Bay and Woodlands in December), the Florida Open, and the Nike South Florida Classic, a former Nationwide Tour event, on multiple occasions. ClubLink, the world’s ninth-largest multi-course owner, acquired Palm-Aire Country Club a year ago. The company’s U.S. operations are headquartered at Palm-Aire, where Finlayson oversees a centralized administration office that handles a call center, accounting, member services, marketing, and membership sales. ClubLink’s unique “one membership, more golf” model provides its members reciprocal access to all its courses, which number almost 60 in Florida, Ontario and Quebec. “Our cluster in this region means you can join PalmAire and play not only here, but also at Heron Bay and Woodlands,” says Finlayson. “If you’re traveling to the Tampa area, we have five more championship courses just south of there in Sun City Center.” The company’s reciprocal membership concept has proven very attractive to local golfers who want some variety as well as to Canadian snowbirds who spend their winters in Florida. ClubLink is offering allinclusive memberships at Palm-Aire starting at $5,030 including cart. Threeand six-month seasonal plans are also available, offering preferred member play at all six championship courses at Palm-Aire, Woodlands and Heron Bay. Other options include the popular Sports membership which, from a $1 a day ($365 a year), offers preferred member pricing and access to ClubLink’s six outstanding South Florida courses, including Palm-Aire’s “new” Cypress course. “Join one and play them all!” says Dave Mallouk, who handles membership sales for ClubLink. For more information, visit www.palmaire.clublink.com or call 954-975-6225 ext. 6014.Palm AireContinued from page 18 Festivities include tree lighting and boat paradeDeerfield Beach The city’s tree-lighting party will be enhanced this year with live reindeer and snow flurries and Santa’s arrival by boat. The event is set for Saturday, Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m. in The Cove Shopping Center. Santa will come ashore at 6 p.m. There will be photo opportunities, food and music. Free parking will be available at the main beach parking lot with shuttle service to the Cove.

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26 The Pelican Friday, December 7, 2012 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 EMPLOYMENTMAINTENANCE/ HANDYMAN – Professional. 30 Yrs. Exp. References, Tools, Transportation. I’m Looking For PT Work. Bondable. 954593-6833. 12-7 CERTIFIED COMPANION / CPR – Compassionate & Caring. Exp. Background Check. Excellent References. Own Car. Call Clarita Douglas 407-535-2569. 12-7SERVICES 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 MOORE PLUMBINGPLUMBING SERVICES-Big Jobs-Small Jobs. We Do It All. Remodeling & Repairs. Lic. & Insured. C.C. Accepted. Call 954-772-4600. 12-28 A N A’ S CLEAN (RESIDENTIAL) CLEANING In Pompano – Lighthouse Point – Deer eld. Dependable – Thorough – Experienced. References. Good Work For A Good Price. Please Call Ana 954-692-4691. 12-7 SANTA’S HELPER – NOT ENOUGH Time To Decorate Or Last Minute Cleaning For That Special Occasion – Shop – Wrap Or Pick-up Gifts – Etc. Don’t Stress Out!! Call Me – Elf Ruth & I’ll Be On My Way In My Sleigh. 954-8618856. 12-28 AIRPORT TRANSPORTATIONPickup & Drop-Off. Dr. Visits, Shopping, Tours, Etc. Speak Spanish, Portuguese, English. Madeline 754-234-0617. 1-4 DIGNITY CLEANING SERVICE INC – House – Condo – Of ce & More. 954826-6450. Lic/Ins. Call Today For A FREE Estimate. 5th Cleaning 1/2 Price. 12-21. EMERALD IRISH CLEANING IS BACK!!!!!! Super Holiday Specials – 3 Hrs $55 – 4 Hrs $70. English Speaking. Hand Scrubbed Floors. Staff Trained & Finger Printed. We Will Serve & Clean Your Holiday Parties. Open 7 Days / Nites. 954-5243161. 12-7 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. 127 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. 12-28 FURNITUREBEDSETS-King $180-Queen $130-Full $110-Twin $90. 5 Pc Bedroom Set $399. 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The Pelican 27 Friday, December 7, 2012 Pelican Classi eds mean business! 954-7838700! Send your news to mdpelican@ yahoo.comClassi eds Call 954-545-0013 Call The Pelican at 954-783-8700!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. 12-28 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. 12-28 POMPANO DIXIE & COPANS WAREHOUSE For Rent. 2 Units – 1-1640 Sq Ft – 1 – 2080 Sq Ft With A/C Of ces Zoned 3M. Both With Overhead Doors. No Reasonable Offers Refused. 716-316-3690. 12-14

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28 The Pelican Friday, December 7, 2012 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. By RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSLighthouse Point – Thomas Goode Tucker, V has been taking lessons from me for the last few years. He has really put out some quality art pieces, the most recent being one of a Cobia. Thomas has spent many hours learning the basics of pencil drawing. Young aspiring artists must remember to start with the basics. Students have to spend time shading with different types of pencils and experimenting with blending tools. All of these basics with the pencil truly allow them to move on to more elaborate art pieces. Thomas’ progress over the years has been outstanding. Thomas has an appreciation for art as much as he loves to do artwork himself. Sometimes we will work sideby-side in my studio. He will make comments about my art, and I will make comments about his art. We will be working on a Wahoo next. Good drawing! Art student Thomas Goode Tucker, V catches his rst Cobia on paperRJ Boyle and his young apprentice, Thomas Goode, V. Suite 123, Fort Lauderdale. 786-251-9996. 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. 12-9 – Candlelight Carol Festival at 6:30 p.m. at New Presbyterian Church, 512 NE 26 St., Wilton Manors. 954946-4380. 12-9 – Menorah lighting from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Beach Pavilion at the far east end of Commercial Boulevard, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. 954776-1000. 12-9 – Menorah ice carving at 4 p.m. and lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. at 149 SE 21 Ave. There will be entertainment, food and food. Event is free. 347-410-1106 12-9 – Sunday with Santa at the E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 Martin Luther King Blvd., from 6 to 8 p.m. Along with ice cream with Santa, there will also be holidays crafts. 954-786-4600.SightingsContinued from page 22

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The Pelican 29 Friday, December 7, 2012 “This is a great addition to Pompano as it is a wonderful way to see the Intracoastal,” says Pompano Chamber of Commerce President Ric Green, who was on hand to experience the adventure during a promotional outing organized by the ship’s and restaurant’s proprietors. Area professionals were invited to taste several of the Riverside’s culinary specialties such as crab & corn cakes with spicy Cajun cream sauce, shrimp tapas in spicy Pomodoro sauce with pesto grilled baguette, vegetarian shepherd’s pie, creamy lobster roll sliders, gorgeous oysters and much more. The lunch and cruise combos will feature specially prepared fish, steak, chicken or pasta dishes that are sure to be great crowd-pleasers. The regular Riverside menu is also worth investigating as it showcases a cornucopia of mouth-watering favorites such as pan-seared diver scallops with mango salsa, garlic-steamed clams over linguine, an incredibly flavorful Bouillabaisse, tuna au poivre with cognac cream sauce, open fire grilled Key West lime chicken and a toothsome16 oz char grilled rib-eye. “And we always have our great 2-pound lobster and bottle of wine dinner special,” says Assistant Chef Mark Ferreira as he shucks an endless supply of fresh Blue Point oysters for the grateful guests of the Lady Lucille and Riverside Grille. Area residents are invited to take part in the Pompano Boat Parade on Dec. 9. Park at the Riverside Grille for a quick cocktail and Lady Lucille for a 3 hour dinner cruise open bar, 2 dance floors and amazing views for only $55. For more prices and discounts, visit www. ladylucille.com or www. riversidegrille.com Riverside Grille owner Chef Monica Churchill, Lady Lucille owner Captain Joe Rugera and Pompano Beach Chamber President Ric Green share a moment GrilleContinued from page 20

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Friday, December 7, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 49 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 Im Anne Sallee and I approve this development Oakland Park Mayor Anne Sallee gives a thumbs up during the ground-breaking of a public plaza and the Funky Buddha Brewery on Nov. 26 in front of Oakland Station. The ground-breaking is part of the citys efforts to transform its downtown into a culinary destination. Also pictured is Oakland Station owner Sam Jazayri. [Photo by Judy Vik] Class Act gets nod to operate classy pier restaurantBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach Owners of two successful South Broward diners were chosen last week to operate the new shing pier restaurant. Meeting in special session, commissioners gave Class Act, LLC enough points to easily win the bid. Principals, Toula Amanna and Thomas Bertorelli, operate FlashBack diners in Hallandale Beach and Davie. Apparently, it was their extensive breakfast menu that caused commissioners to rate them higher than an earlier choice made by a staff committee. It fell to the commissions to rate the top three bidders for the 10-year Special assessment could transform Wilton Drive if business owners approveBy Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors Of cials here say lack of money has kept plans to transform Wilton Drive into a more pedestrian and parking-friendly thoroughfare on the drawing board. But the Wilton Drive two-lane initiative may nally get the money it See WILTON DRIVE on page 16 See PIER RESTAURANT on page 14By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point Jewelry designer Lisa Butler Price may nally have found her calling. After years of buying vintage jewelry, removing the stones and making new pieces, she has established her own line, The LBP Collection. She had her rst trunk show last week at Styles Boutique in Boca Raton and had an interview at Neiman Marcus. Her extensive collection can be seen at the Decorative Arts Mall in Deer eld Beach and her website is up and running. The daughter of one of Deer elds oldest farming families, Jack and Molly Butler, and granddaughter of JB Emerging jewelry designer follows the trends in fashion Lisa Price displays her custom designs at a trunk show at Styles Boutique in Boca Raton. See JEWELRY on page 24 Canal clearing leaves residents exposed to noise and a tent cityBy Judy Wilson PELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach In the end, it comes down to what people who live on waterways prefer. Some like clear cut, debris-free canal banks. Others favor old growth trees and underbrush that gives them a noise buffer and blocks dismal views. For the residents of Woodsetter Townhomes, the downside to clearing their canal bank outweighs the bene ts. One resident said this weeks maintenance work left them with noise from the Seaboard Railroad trains and unobstructed views of a tent city where the personal waste of the homeless washes into the water. See TENT CITY on page 12 Christmas festivities will replace traditional parade By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Christmas-By-The-Sea, the towns annual holiday celebration, will be downsized this year. The town and the Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea Chamber of Commerce are teaming up on this years event, set from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Anglins Square at El Mar Drive and Commercial Boulevard. The parade has been eliminated, See FESTIVITIES on page 7 Pompano Beach Boat Parade, Dec. 9, 6 p.m.

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2 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 2012 Pompano Beach Due to popular demand, the citys annual Yuletide Parade and Celebration is back in Community Park. The event starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. The parade begins at NE 5 Avenue and NE 10 Street near the Sample-McDougald House and Pompano Elks Lodge. It will proceed east on NE 10 Street to NE 11 Avenue, then south to NE 8 Street and east into Community Park. The park is at 2001 NE 10 St. at the corner of 10 Street and Federal Highway. The parade will feature oats, marching bands, dancers, re clowns and a variety of other entertainment. After the parade, the fun continues with childrens activities, clowns, face painting, rides, crafts, and a holiday show on the amphitheater stage. Mayor Lamar Fisher will light the community yuletide tree to of cially ring in the holiday season in Pompano Beach. Santa Claus will be on hand for photo opportunities. Refreshments will be available in the park. For more information call 954-786-4111.Yuletide parade route different this year By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach A Lakeland man has led a lawsuit against the town claiming City Clerk Jean Marie Mark violated the states open records law when she required him to make his public records request in writing. In May, Clinton Wesley Chandler, in a phone call to Mark, requested all emails sent to or received by Mayor Dan Dodge in April 2012 be provided to him. The lawsuit alleges he was told to go to the towns website and obtain a public record request form which must be submitted before his request could be processed. Chandler responded to con rm that all such requests be made in Lawsuit challenges towns public record request procedurewriting and Mark allegedly sent him the required form. Chandler is contending that the Florida Constitution and the Florida Public Records Act require no such form in order to receive public records. He cites a ruling of the attorney general that an agency may not require a requestor to complete a form in order to gain access to public records. He is being represented by Tampa attorney John McKnight. Town Attorney DJ Doody said that Chandler offered to settle for $2,000 and when Doody refused said, See you in court. Doody told town commissioners this week that it appears the Chandlers may now be targeting small municipalities. In an internet phone directory, Clinton Chandler appears to be known to Joel Chandler, familiar in Polk County for his lawsuits against the school board, police department, Corrections Corp. of America and the medical examiner. Since he began his advocacy four years ago, Joel Chandler has led more than two dozen open records lawsuits. His website FOGWatch [Florida Open Government Watch] lists his activities. In March of this year, he was awarded a Sunshine Week Local Hero Award, presented by the Knight Foundation, for his work in obtaining government records. Last month, his appeal to the 11th Federal Court to obtain records from See LAWSUIT on page 12

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The Pelican 3 Friday, December 7, 2012 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Community Development Agency [CRA] of cials have until Dec. 30 to get property owners along Martin Luther King Boulevard [MLK] to agree to allow the city to make sidewalk improvements on their property and time is of the essence. We have to paint or get off the ladder, said Carlton Moore, liaison to the Northwest CRA Advisory Committee. Horacio Danovich, CRA engineer, said sidewalk improvements would be designed as if everyone had consented to the easement. Any holdouts would later be removed from the plans and the city would work around their properties. If property owners change their minds at a later date, the city does not guarantee funds for the improvements. If that were the case the holdouts would either have to pay for the improvements themselves or leave things the way they are. Im not so sure wed be able to do it on our dime, Danovich said. The plans are part of a $7.2 million project to make road, sidewalk, lighting and landscaping improvements in Old Pompano and along MLK. But, as of right now, the money allocated wont be enough to nish the project. We know that its going to be more money. Were not sure how [the rest of] it is going to be funded, said Danovich So far, 98 percent of property owners in Old Pompano have consented to the sidewalk easement but Moore said only 70 percent along MLK have agreed. NW CRA Board Member Carl Forbes sees a problem if a signi cant number of Time running out on MLK sidewalk approvalsSee MLK on page 22

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4 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 2012 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park Students at two Oakland Park public schools soon will have a chance to become part of a Broward Sheriffs Of ce Explorer program. The program will begin next month after winter break when 20 to 25 applicants at Northeast High School and Rickards Middle School will be selected. City commissioners recently approved spending $60,000 from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund [LETF] to develop and implement the youth program, an expansion of the citys school safety and integrity program. The citys two School Resource Deputies, Robert Martinez at Northeast High OP will launch BSO Explorer program in two schoolsand Debra White at Rickards, will implement and oversee the program. The deputies are already being partially funded with $160,000 in LETF. Applicants must have graduated eighth grade and be ages 14 through 21. The program is aimed at building leaders and possible candidates for the military or law enforcement. Those selected for the program must have good grades, no behavioral issues and no criminal past, Martinez said. Were not trying to make police of cers.We want good citizens with a better understanding of what law enforcement is about rather than what they see on TV. A lot of what they see on TV crime programs is not factual. About 98 percent of it has to do with violence. Theyll get a better understanding of what we do and how we impact lives. We dont have a crystal ball in our back pocket to catch the bad guys. Were targeting kids who have a plan for the future and know what they want to do with their lives, Martinez said. We build on their skills, mentor and make them more well-rounded. Explorers will receive training in a wide variety of law enforcement functions, including accident investigation, traf c control, community policing, crime prevention, crime scene investigation, patrol procedures, rearm safety and drill and ceremony. The Oakland Park post will be structured much like a law enforcement agency with youth eligible to progress through the ranks to positions of leadership and responsibility. Members also will train for local, regional and national competitions in various law enforcement skill categories. Martinez says he knew from the age of 14 that he wanted to work in law enforcement. He joined a Miami-Dade Police Explorers Post at 15 and remained a member for seven years. was See EXPLORERS on page 17 Name change: Its now Doubletree by HiltonDeerfield Beach The Deerfield Beach Hilton is now a Doubletree hotel and visitors can look forward to some upgrades in the 30-yearold location that borders I-95 and the Deerfield Country Club. General Manager Chip Chapman said Hilton Hotels bought the Doubletree franchise in the 90s and is focusing its Hilton locationsSee HILTON on page 22

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The Pelican 5 Friday, December 7, 2012 Three beach events this weekend in Deer eldDeerfield Beach A major beach event has been added to the dedication of the fishing pier entrance with a concert by the U. S. Army Reserve Band on Friday night. The fishing pier is being dedicated at 6 p.m.; the free concert is at 7 p.m. Island Water Sports is sponsoring a Surf festival Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7 to 9, that will include competition between pro/am surfers, long boarders, skim boarders and bodysurfers. A party to register competitors will be held Friday, Dec. 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event schedule will be decided then depending on the weather and the waves. Event includes concerts, kite board demos and raffles. For registration forms, visit www. southfloridaesa.com. Proceeds benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. The public is asked to bring items for the citys Operation Shoebox which fills boxes with personal items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, wipes and lip balm. Anti bullying campaign needs donationsBroward The Wishaphants, elephant like characters geared for the K-2 market to promote healthy living for children, will also be used in an anti-bullying campaign. To raise money, the INDIEGOGO campaign was started and so far has raised over $10,000. These funds will be used to expand the Wishaphant nutrition program and tackle the bullying issue. A childrens musical, among other things, is in the works with the ultimate goal of heading towards animation. Visit www.indiegogo.com/ wishaphants for more information or to donate. Maggie Davidson, 70, announced that she is running for the of ce of State Committeewoman for the Broward Democratic Party. The State Committeewoman acts as liaison between the Florida Democratic Party and the county Democratic Executive Committee [DEC]; liaison between the county DEC and the clubs; members of the county DEC Campaign Committee; and members of other committees as designated by the DEC Charter and Bylaws. The election will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9 at Diamantes, 6501 W. Commercial Blvd, Tamarac. Eligible voters are the precinct committee people who were elected in 2012. Davidson, a 30-year resident of Broward County, has served on the DEC for most of those 30 years and served one term as treasurer. In addition to the DEC, Maggie is active in the Democratic Womens Club, currently serving as its president. She is on the Democratic Womens Club of Florida [DWCF] state board as recording secretary. In 2011, the Democratic Womens Club of Northeast Broward co-hosted the DWCF state convention which highlighted women candidates and sponsored workshops on running campaigns. Davidson wants to be involved in decision-making at the state level. She believes it is very important that the momentum and enthusiasm created for the 2012 election be carried through to the 2014 gubernatorial election. Contact Maggie Davidson, 954-942-8711.Pompano resident seeks Broward support for Democratic state committeewoman

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6 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 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 49 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Opinion & Letters Answers on classi ed page of this issue Its whats happening in the business communitySPONSORED BY THE POMPANO BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE50th Annual Holiday Boat Parade Sunday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. Parade begins at Lake Santa Barbara and ends at Hillsboro Boulevard. Call 941-2940 or www.pompanobeachchamber.comPompano Beach Community EventsYuletide Parade Friday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Community Park, 2001 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach [corner of 10th & Federal Highway] Green Market Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Cypress Road & Atlantic Boulevard. Pompano Beach Middle School /Barnes & Noble Book Fair Monday, Dec.10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2051 N. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 954 561-3732. Teacher readings, guest authors, cupcake decorating, music and more! Relay for Life Kick-Off Party Wednesday, Dec.12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Galuppis Restaurant, 1103 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach. www. relayforlife.org/pompanobeach Free Bowling High Roller Happy Hour Exclusive offer for chamber members! Get 2 free hours of bowling plus shoe rental and two large gourmet pizzas at Diamond Strike Lanes, 2200 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach. Available dates: Dec. 13, 20 and 27. Contact: Kamali Burke at www.kamali@ thedanaagency.comAsk LoriParrish on AppraisalFlorida voters approve new tax savings for eligible homesteadersDear Lori, Can you tell me what new state constitutional amendments passed and what it means for eligible property owners? V.K., Plantation, (via email) Florida voters in November approved three new state constitutional amendments which create additional homestead tax savings for eligible property owners. Some of the changes take effect immediately for the 2013 tax year. Other portions rst require the Florida Legislature and local governments to enact changes in law before the additional bene ts can be carried out. Combat-Disabled Veterans This amendment deletes the requirement a veteran had to be a Florida resident at the time of entering military service to receive a Veteran Property Tax Discount. This exemption, which takes effect immediately for 2013, provides an additional property tax discount on the homesteaded property of partially or totally permanently disabled veteran, age 65 or older as of January 1, and whose disability was combat related. Surviving Spouses of First Responders Who Die in the Line of Duty This amendment allows the Legislature to provide property tax relief on homesteaded property to the surviving spouse of a veteran who died from service-connected causes on active duty or the surviving spouse of a rst responder who died in the line of duty. The Legislature must adopt enabling statutes before this exemption becomes effective. Legislative action is expected by May 2013, which may permit eligible persons to apply these new saving starting in 2013. Additional Homestead Tax Exemption for Seniors This allows counties or municipalities to grant either or both of the following: An exemption not exceeding $50,000 to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate; maintains their permanent residence on the property; is 65 or older; and whose household income does not exceed the income limitation; and/or An additional exemption equal to the assessed value of the property to an owner who has title to real estate in Florida with a just value less than $250,000; has maintained permanent residence on the property for not less than 25 years; is 65 or older and whose household income does not exceed the income limitation. The income limitation for 2012 is a Household Adjusted Gross Income of no more than $27,030 (adjusted annually), the State will determine the 2013 limitation in January 2013. For more information about property tax exemptions, exemption ling, assessments, community outreach events, homebound visits, please visit our website at www.bcpa.net or contact our of ce directly at 954.445.6830.

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The Pelican 7 Friday, December 7, 2012 but Santa will arrive on a re truck escorted by the Volunteer Fire Department. A new addition is an open-air Christmas market with about a dozen retailers and restaurants offering inexpensive items for sale. Also new is a childrens section with Christmas crafts and cookie decorating. There also will be face-painting elves, Santas workshop, an outdoor concert, lighting of the tree and snow. Weve downsized from last year, but I think it will be great, Paul Novak, a chamber board member, said at Tuesdays town commission meeting. We have joined forces [the town and chamber], and it should be a better event. It gives us a little more power. Because of a funding issue at the chamber, the commission agreed to contribute $4,500 toward the celebration, including the cost of putting up and taking down the tree in Pelican Square. Another hitch came when town of cials learned from chamber of cials last month that the tree was on its last legs and would need to be replaced. The commission authorized Town Manager Connie Hoffmann to spend up to $20,000 on a new tree, complete with lights and decorations, but that was impossible at this late date. Our best option is using our old tree one more time, Hoffman said. Commissioners agreed and provided $5,000 to refurbish the tree with new lights and ornaments. One rm advised Hoffmann the town could reduce the cost of a new tree by salvaging the frame. They recommended the town order custom branches and have them galvanized to better ght corrosion from sea air. Hoffmann said, This tree lasted much longer than anyone thought it would. They say seven to eight years is the lifespan in a normal environment, and if a tree lasts ve years in a seaside environment, youre doing well. Novak said the current tree, eight years old, was paid for by donations in an effort led by Dave Gadsby of the Village Grille. Commissioner Mark Brown said he would like to see a fundraising drive for a new tree. I have no doubt we could raise the money if someone would take charge, he said. Vice Mayor Scot Sasser, noting that the celebration is a joint venture between the town and chamber, wanted to make sure all businesses, not just chamber members, were invited to take part. Hoffmann responded that for this rst holiday market the organizers would like to keep it at 12 vendors. She called civic associations in town to invite them to take part, but organizers havent reached out to every business. I respectfully disagree, Sasser said. I think it should be open to all. Hoffmann said anyone who wants a booth should call her. There is no charge to non-pro t groups. The charge for pro t-making businesses is $50. Novak said the chamber executive director went door-to-door inviting all the businesses on Commercial Boulevard to take part. If they at least had the chance, Im happy, Sasser said. For more information, call the chamber at 954-776-1000 or the town at 954-640-4200.FestivitiesContinued from page 1

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8 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 2012 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. You can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFManuel Chris Rosado, owner of Forever Propane, says, Were not just a gas company. We have to educate the consumer about propane. He goes on to explain that propane is actually extracted from gasoline, but it is cleaner, cheaper, more ef cient and environmentally attractive. He predicts that it will become more popular as its green appeal becomes more apparent. Still a young man, this former semi-professional baseball player knew that in order to play ball he needed an income so he started his own landscaping business when he was just 21. Now, a successful business man, he pauses to re ect on his past. A leg injury when I was 33 ended my career on Forever Propane Sales & Services Inc. offers a cleaner, cheaper, more ef cient fuel to individuals, businesses the diamond and motivated me to build this empire. He refers to merging the propane gas business and the landscaping business which has worked out so well that he has recently opened two branches. Hollywood opened in 2010, and the Boca store opened in 2011. Rosado adds, Our main location is here in Fort Lauderdale at 350 E. Prospect Road. Although we now have a staff of 14 and growing, we are still a family owned and run business. My sister, Monica is the of ce manager. My father, Manuel M. Rosado, has sold his own propane business in Pompano Beach which he started back in 1984. Then he came over here to work with me. He is our living encyclopedia. Rosado Sr. joined this interview saying, Propane gas is most frequently used in barbecue grills, hot water, pool and patio heaters, oor buf ng machines, lawn mowers, generators and yes, Its a Rosado family affair with Monica, of ce manager, Manuel M. Rosado who started it all and his son, Manuel Chris Rosado, who is building his empire. [Photos by Phyllis J. Neuberger] See PROPANE on page 15 Mermaid Music School performancePompano Beach The Mermaid Music School in Deerfield Beach will hold its first performance on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Morais Art Gallery, 418 N. Federal Hwy. For this occasion, Morais Art Gallery will be showcasing their gallery portraits and other fine arts while the Mediterranean Cafe and Grill [formerly The Pointe Caf] will offer its new kids menu. The gallery has limited seating. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is in the rear. A second recital performance is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 22 at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 111 E. Sample Road, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 954-464-7584.

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10 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 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. Holiday used book SaleOakland Park The Friends of the Oakland Park Library present a Ho Ho Holiday Used Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the library at 1298 NE 37 St. For more information, call 954-6304370. Step away from the drink if you plan to driveOakland Park Broward Sheriffs Office DUI Task Force and district personnel, in conjunction with other agencies and municipalities, will conduct a DUI checkpoint operation from 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, to 3 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1701 E. Oakland Park Blvd. They will be actively enforcing DUI laws and identifying impaired drivers.Craft and Gift ShowLauderdale-By-TheSea Hand-crafted items and gifts will be for sale at the fourth annual Craft and Gift Show by the Altar Guild at Assumption Catholic Church, 2001 S. Ocean Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. The event is set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Call 954-942-9946. BriefsBy Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFCHOICES is a consortium of community services, explains Rev. Wylie L Howard. I may head it up, but the success of our many programs is due to the dedication, experience, and caring qualities of the community and those who run the day to day business of our different programs and services. He continues. I treasure and respect my relationships with everyone in the city from the mayor on down. It was 15 years ago that I retired as an executive with Lundy Technical Center where I worked for 26 years. I became an active pastor for St. James Missionary Baptist Church [500 NW 21 Ave.] in Pompano Beach. I became the vice president in charge of the excellence in education empowerment program sponsored by the Urban League. Although my degree is in business administration and management, my masters degree is in theological study. While involved in a Crime Prevention thru Christian Intercession, he pulled a group of ministers together to man a hotline for troubled people. He says, We heard every conceivable problem from homelessness to crime. We got calls at home all night. The need was so great it led to the formation of First Call for Help which became 211. CHOICES became a separate 501( c )3 agency, licensed by the State of Florida as a foster care agency through the Dept. of Children and Family Services with a sub-contract relationship with Childnet. Located at 2300 NW 6 Street in Pompano Beach, Choices functions in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties. The name Founder, CEO of Choices, Rev. Wylie L Howard, Jr. says It takes a community. No man can do the job alone.CHOICES is an acronym for Community Helpers Organized in Churches Empowering Society. The agency aspires to make its vision a reality through the services it offers to reduce the number of children waiting for placement, and to recruit and train new foster and adopting parents to care for the abused, abandoned and neglected children. CHOICES offers MAPP, Model approach in partnership in parents, which trains adults who want to be licensed foster parents. Another program gives access to services for teens aging out of the foster care system. It offers ACCESS, See CHOICES on page 23Craft and Outreach FairLauderdale-By-The-Sea The Community Church of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea will hold its annual Craft and Outreach Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the church, 4433 Bougainvillea Drive. Handmade items, including quilts, flower arrangements, woodwork, holiday crafts and candles, will be for sale. There will also be a bake sale with proceeds benefiting local nonprofits. For more information, call 954-776-5530.CHOICES is a non-pro t agency, licensed by the state as a foster care agency. The Rev. Wylie L. Howard, founder of CHOICES, wants to reduce the number of children waiting for foster home placement.

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The Pelican 11 Friday, December 7, 2012 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea More than 300 guests enjoyed a free Thanksgiving dinner and entertainment at Jarvis Hall in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, hosted and organized by Eric Yankwitt as a party for holiday orphans. Yankwitt invited those who would be alone on the holiday to come out, meet their neighbors and have some fun. [Staff photos by Judy Vik]Thanksgiving in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea was for new friendsChristian and Monica Espinola of Casa Salsa demonstrate salsa dance moves, inviting audience members to join them. A volunteer clown [Left] demonstrates his dance moves. Volunteer Flavia [Above] meets a dinner guest during the event. In a promotional yer, Yankwitt calls Thanksgiving a wonderful day to celebrate with your neighbors. We have a lot to be thankful for in life. Many of us have family that live outside our immediate area and for one reason or another we will not be able to spend time with them this holiday. Every year he hosts a free Thanksgiving Day meal at over 40 locations in Broward to anyone who wants some company on the holiday, regardless of income level.

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12 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 2012 the Florida of Transportation was dismissed. Chandler claims it is his rst loss. In a November 28 post on FOGWatch, Chandler wrote he is expanding his in-person audit of public agencies into South Florida. Previously his efforts were concentrated between Lakeland and Jacksonville.Woolsey les appealIn other news of litigation against the town, police of cer Jim Woolsey has led an appeal with the 11th Federal Court disputing US District Judge Marcia Cookes ruling that his lawsuit against the town claiming age discrimination had insuf cient grounds. Woolseys lawsuit alleges his demotion from captain second in command to patrolman was due to his age, 52. At the same time, Police Chief Tom Nagy promoted another police of cer to the rank of major, a newly created position. Town Attorney DJ Doody said the Florida League of Cities would handle the towns defense of the appeal.LawsuitContinued from page 2 All the trees on her canal bank were chopped to the roots said Dawn Munn of NW 6 Ave. I have never seen so much destruction. It looks like Agent Orange has been applied. I planted a royal Poinciana 33 years ago. Now it is destroyed along with 16 other trees. Where will the birds go? It was Munn who questioned the runoff into the canal, known as Bass Lake. Will it contaminate the ground water? she asked. City commissioners listening to her concerns Tuesday night had no answer, but John Crause, who heads the countys Water Management Division said, It could . take care of the homeless and you solve a lot of problems. Munn said the cutting left her exposed to the homeless and to the noise from passing trains. The work done this week was performed by county contractor Prestige Property Management and involved clearing 20-feet of canal bank by taking out Australian pines, Brazilian pepper and cus, none of which are native species. Crause said a 20-foot right of way must be maintained for access, but in some cases, like this one, the vehicles could barely get through. As for the Poinciana, large limbs had split off and were in the water potentially blocking water ow and drains. A spokesperson at the countys water resources of ce conceded the tree had a large footprint and after trimming, looked awful. Crause said members of his agency met with the Pompano Lakes Homeowners Association about a year ago to discuss cleaning the canal banks. At the time, there were also complaints about a rodent infestation. Woodsetter is a neighborhood south of SW 48 Street [Green Road] and west of I-95 and the Seaboard Railroad. Munn was the spokesperson for her complex but attending the commission meeting with her was the new president of Pompano Lakes HOA, Colleen Stott. Late Wednesday Stott said no one from either the county or the city had yet contacted her. Munn said she wants big trees to be replanted along the canal bank. The county probably wont do that, Crause said but the homeowners can as long as they leave the 20-foot swath for maintenance vehicles. No one present at Tuesdays commission meeting said they had knowledge of the canal bank maintenance. Mayor Peggy Noland said, this is rst weve heard. But I promise we will research it. Tent CityContinued from page 1

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The Pelican 13 Friday, December 7, 2012 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors When it comes to choosing a Florida East Coast Railway [FEC] commuter station for either Oakland Park or Wilton Manors, Florida Department of Transportation [FDOT] of cials see Oakland Park as the better choice at least for now.Wilton Manors makes case for FEC commuter rail stationBut residents, business owners and of cials say that unlike Oakland Park, which is in the midst of trying to transform itself into a culinary epicenter, Wilton Manors has already become a destination where people want to shop, dine and take in some nightlife. And on Tuesday night, they packed the commission chambers to capacity to make their case to of cials from FDOT, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization [MPO] and County Commissioner Chip LaMarca. Weve done a lot of things already. Were ahead of the curve, said Mayor Gary Resnick. Were a donor community. We donate more in tax revenue [to the county] than we get back from services. [Its time] to put a little back in our community. Former mayor John Fiore said the city deserved a station because it made the whole project possible by being the rst city to provide seed money to nance the feasibility study in the late 90s a move that was followed by other municipalities. If it wasnt for Wilton Manors we would not be sitting here because this project would not have gotten off the ground. Since the idea of a commuter line was rst proposed, Wilton Manors has implemented land use and zoning changes in the area around Dixie Highway and the FEC, created a Transit Oriented Corridor [TOC] and increased residential density. Including Wilton Station, the mixed used development directly adjacent to the railway, Heidi Shafran, Community Development Services Department director, said there are currently 668 residential units and 225 units planned within walking distance of the station. If built, the station would be located south of Northeast 26 Street next to Northeast 24 Court Were kind of in the middle of everything, said Shafran, who also touted the citys pedestrian-friendly attributes. Walkability is something that lends itself to transit. Walk Score, an online site that rates the walkability of cities, gave Wilton Manors a ranking of 91 out of 100. Commissioner Tom Green suggested of cials visit Wilton Drive on a Saturday night and compare it to See STATION on page 22

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14 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 2012 contract when they reached a stalemate two weeks ago. Mayor Peggy Noland favored Class Acts more traditional menu items over the staffs choice, Two Together, a company out of Delray Beach. Both bidders offered to pay $120,000 annually, but Class Act had the higher percentage of pro ts offering eight percent to be paid to the city. The restaurant will be operated as the Deer eld Beach Caf and be unlike the diners. Instead of a movie poster theme, the Caf is being designed as classy beach said Bertorelli. It will be special to the Deer eld Beach environment, he said. A Deer eld Beach contractor, RCC Builders, will construct the interior. RCC is well known for building out high-Pier restaurantContinued from page 1end retail stores. Bertorelli said the restaurant, like the other new buildings on the pier, will conform to LEED [environmentally conscious, energy ef cient] standards. The Caf will be open 7 a.m. to midnight and will add a large grab and go food section to its menu offerings. We expect a lot of takeout business from shermen and beach goers, Bertorelli said. He and his partner, Amanna, will also open a diner in Boca Raton next year, but Bertorelli said Deer eld Beach had been in their sights for some time because of its demographic: middle to high income residents, people on xed incomes, and a strong business community. According to Bertorelli, they had tried to buy property on Hillsboro Boulevard west of Military Trail for a diner but could not make a deal. Then this came up and we jumped at it. Being on the beach is a plus, plus, Bertorelli said. He plans to have the Caf open by Feb. 1.

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The Pelican 15 Friday, December 7, 2012 in vehicles. Asked if vehicles could run on propane, Rosado, Jr. was quick to answer, Thats right. This high octane fuel can be used in cars once a car is converted, and we do the conversions right here. Once the conversion is made, a vehicle can run on either propane or gas. The car gets lled up here at our drive through propane re lling station. If the propane runs low, and the driver is too far away, he can pull into a gas station and ll up with gas. Propane is much kinder to the environment, and to your pocket, so we know it has a bright future. Continuing to talk about the business, Chris says, Our re lling station is very busy in all three locations because of our service and prices. We also have a barbecue delivery service that makes ordering propane as easy as ordering a pizza. Just pick up your phone, order your gas and we will deliver it. You can leave a check if youre at work, and we will install ours and take your empty. John Bernard of Oakland Park enjoys delivery service for his hot water heater about every three months. He says, I like going into the place and visiting with staff so I bring my tank for the barbecue in to be lled myself. When it comes to the hot water heater, they come to me. When it broke, they xed it. Id recommend the Rosados to everyone. Sean Harrigan, yard manager for Capital Scrap in Deer eld Beach, is also very pleased with Forever Propane. He says, They ll our propane tanks in the forklifts and torches. They are prompt and very willing to help us out if we run out unexpectedly. We have been doing business with them for six years. We like doing business with local companies over the big chains. Chris is eager to point out that Our 20-pound tank really holds 20 pounds as opposed to some places that sell you a bottle holding less gas than claimed. We also will deliver and connect our 20-pound tanks for outdoor patio heaters in the home or business. We have two cylinder trucks to deliver everything from 20 to 100-pound cylinders plus 33pound forklift tanks. We make our own cylinder cages to store our own or your tanks. Our Bobtail propane truck will come to you to re ll your above or underground tank at home or at business. Customers really appreciate this convenience. He says a special service truck which actually runs on propane is kept busy, especially at this time of year when pool heaters need replacing or servicing. The driver, a quali ed technician, can convert stoves and dryers, repair outdoor heaters, water heaters and more. He will also deliver from 100 to 1,000 gallons of new propane tanks.Landscape installation and clean upChris will work with a client to create and install that customers dream landscape from start to nish. If the client wants to do part or all of the work himself, Chris will deliver any or all of the materials desired. If theres a mess to be cleaned up rst, he will provide that service and trash hauling as well. Chris says, Landscaping was my rst business which I started in the late 90s, and as it grew, I incorporated trash hauling and dumpster rental service. In 2006, I added propane, and the combination works well. Especially with our Bobcat and dumpster service. He wraps up the interview suggesting, If your readers have any questions, just call us and our staff will help solve their landscape problems, or help them with information on propane uses and supplies. If they want to talk to me personally, just say the word and if Im not available, Ill call them. We are happy to give our customers advice and service. Open Mondays through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 954-5663074. PropaneContinued from page 8SightingsA community calendar for Northeast Broward County. Send your event information to mdpelican@yahoo.com 12-8 Friends of the Library book tent event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Donations help underwrite the cost of Library programming, audio and video materials, and the See SIGHTINGS on page 16

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16 The PelicanFriday, December 7, 2012Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo.com or 954-783-8700! needs if the city implements its Business Improvement District [BID] proposal; Andrews Avenue is also being considered as a BID. This might be a mechanism to work towards that, said Heidi Shafran, Wilton Manors Community Development Services Department director. Currently, Wilton Drive is owned by the Florida Department of Transportation [FDOT]. Shafran said the city is hoping to meet with FDOT of cials at the beginning of next year to discuss Wilton Drive. If Wilton Drive, from Five Points to the Fort Lauderdale city limit could be designated a BID, the city could levy a special assessment of up to two mills on the property owners to fund improvements. The assessment would be in addition to current property taxes. Shafran estimates that $150,000 per year could be generated for Wilton Drive and $30,000 per year for Andrews Avenue. On Wilton Drive, those funds could be used to add landscaping and trees in the median, reduce the number of lanes from four to two and add parking spaces along parts of the road. In the past, proponents have said they want to change the street to look more like Las Olas Boulevard. Shafran said BID funds could be used along Andrews [from Oakland Park Boulevard to Northeast 21 Court] to make lighting and sidewalk improvements and get uniform trash receptacles. Ive been trying to get this done on Andrews for years. Theres just no money, said Mayor Gary Resnick, who added that the city needs to rezone Andrews to spur growth. [Andrews] has been neglected for years, said Sal Torre, president of the Westside Association of Wilton Manors. The residents of the Westside have been seeking assistance from the city to do more along Andrews Avenue and the establishment of a Business Improvement District will be viewed as a huge step in the right direction. Torre also favors the Wilton Drive BID. But before of cials can start making improvements, they have to get approval, by vote, from the property owners who will fund those improvements. We still have a lot of education and outreach to do, said Shafran, who estimates that a vote could happen within six to eight months. Any BID approved would have to be renewed and Shafran thinks a minimum of ve years is necessary. You would need to build up some capital, she said. Resnick, although receptive to the idea, had his doubts, saying he was skeptical that people would vote to raise their own taxes. Wilton DriveContinued from page 1 acquisition of eBooks, computers, and other equipment. 954-566-9019. 12-8 Yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 718 NE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach, to benefit Broward Countys Homeless Veterans. Event sponsored by the Fontenada Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 954-942-7428. SightingsContinued from page 15 See SIGHTINGS on page 17

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The Pelican 17 Friday, December 7, 2012 He says he learned a lot from the competitions, often hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration or other law enforcement agencies. When he was growing up, Martinez says he didnt have a very positive atmosphere. My brother is a career criminal. I witnessed my sister be brutally killed when I was ve. I was the only child my mom had left. I wanted to show her that I could make it and make her proud. Thats why I went into law enforcement. I wanted to do good rather than bad. Helping to advise the new post in Oakland Park will be his way of giving back. I learned a lot when I was a kid. I had lots of of cers to look up to. Someone took the time and effort to mentor me and helped me accomplish my goals. Now Im getting to do the same. The BSO Oakland Park District currently has several sworn personnel that began as law enforcement Explorers, including Chief John Bukata. Explorers will be used to assist BSO district personnel with a variety of functions, such as Oakland Park Youth Day, the annual Oktoberfest, monthly movie nights, as well as other city functions with their presence. Martinez says the city is making a wise investment. Its a win-win for everyone. ExplorersContinued from page 4 12-8 Yard sale at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event is free to the public and space is available for rent for vendors. 954-3902115 or 954-390-2130. 12-8 Gold Coast Youth Orchestra performs its SightingsContinued from page 16 See SIGHTINGS on page 22

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18 The Pelican Friday, December 7, 2012 SPECIAL TO THE PELICANWell, maybe not everything, but all the greens and many of the greenside bunkers will be when the course reopens on Nov. 1. And ClubLink, the clubs new owner, is offering a brand-new approach to memberships. Our strategy was to enlarge the greens back to their original size, decrease the size of the bunkers around the greens, and open the fronts of the greens up so that the ball, on most greens, can be run up onto the putting surface, says At Palm-Aires Cypress Course, everything old is new again John Finlayson, ClubLinks Vice-President of U.S. Operations. We also wanted to take the oddness out of the green surfaces and add some interesting contour, providing some strategy for the better players. The depth of all the greens has been increased dramatically to allow a shot with a bit lower trajectory a good chance of staying on the putting surface. The new greens have been seeded with TifEagle, a disease-resistant strain of AdvertisementSee PALM-AIRE on page 25The new greens at Palm-Aire have been seeded with TifEagle, a disease-resistant strain of bermuda grass that provides a superior putting surface that allows for increased speed and better consistency and playability.

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20 The Pelican Friday, December 7, 2012 By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN WRITERRiverside Grille / Lady Lucille Cruises 125 N. Riverside Drive (at Sands Harbor Resort & Marina) 954-941-2499 or 954-832-0890 Locals and visitors alike will be pleased to hear that a new attraction has made its way to Pompano. The venerable 72-foot Lady Lucille recently moved its operation from Fort Lauderdale to the Sands Harbor Marina located at the intersection of Atlantic Blvd and the Intracoastal. The Lady Lucille will run a daily cruises at 10:30 a.m. from the dock of the Sands Harbor Hotel in which is ensconced the highly regarded Riverside Grille Restaurant. We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Lady Lucille , says Riverside Grille co-owner Monica Churchill. We hope people will take advantage of the fantastic cruise and lunch or Sunday brunch deals we are offering. Understanding the potential for a mutually beneficial relationship, the owners of both businesses decided to partner in order to offer an enjoyable, all inclusive boating and dining experience at one low price. We want people to know what a great experience it is to enjoy a beautiful, narrated scenic cruise on the Intracoastal and then have a wonderful meal at the Riverside, says business partner Garry Saunders, a friendly Englishman who enthusiastically promotes the All-U-Can-Eat upscale Sunday brunch [including freshly shucked oysters] and 2 hour boat cruise for $37. The yacht is also available for private charters. Voted the best party planning boat the last three years running, the Lady Lucille is the perfect vessel for fun Intracoastal jaunts with friends and family. We are great at accommodating guests for boat parades, corporate parties, weddings and social events of any kind. Our beautiful boat has three decks and can seat up to 150 people. We also have on-board catering, dancing and a fully stocked bar, says Captain Joe Rugare, a former high school music teacher who eventually decided to rejoin the family business. My family has been in the boat business for 60 years and my children are planning on keeping up the tradition.Big yacht Lady Lucille and waterfront eatery Riverside Grille join forces for daily cruises and tasty food The delectable crab & corn cakes are served with a spicy Cajun cream sauce. Freshly shucked Blue Point oysters are always available at the Riverside Grille $0.50 each at Happy Hour and unlimited during Sunday brunch!See Grille on page 29

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The Pelican 21 Friday, December 7, 2012 Tell The Pelican about your news! mdpelican@ yahoo.com or 954-7838700! Donate toys to needy childrenOakland Park The Light of the World Clinic, a free volunteer clinic serving disadvantaged families in Broward County since 1989, needs help in bringing joy to over 100 children this holiday season. The clinic is looking for new toys for boys and girls ages 4 to 16. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 21 at the clinic, 806 E. Prospect Road, or any of the following community partners below: Holman Honda 12 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Lauderdale Infiniti 900 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Elite Force Martial Arts 1425 E. Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Oakland Park City Hall 3650 NE 12th Ave Oakland Park Municipal Bldg 5399 N. Dixie Hwy. Visit www.FlaFreeClinic. org or call 954-563-9876 for more information. New owners at Cove restaurantDeerfield Beach Angelos Station House Grille opened in the Cove Shopping Center this week with a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony staged by the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce. Among those pictured are Chamber Executive Director Larry Lavelle, Commissioner Joe Miller, restaurant owners Silvio and Marianne Trentalange, Mayor Peggy Noland, assorted Chamber members and friends of the management. The Grille features Italian fare from antipasti to pasta to zuppa, to insalata, to vitello, pollo, pesche and carne entrees, to dolci [dessert]. Thursday is Brazilian Night with live music. Angelo Morinielli is executive chef. David Greenfield is the manager. Angelos occupies space that was The Station House which closed its doors in the spring.

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22 The Pelican Friday, December 7, 2012 Oakland Parks downtown. Green and Commissioner Scott Newton both said Wilton Manors is a bigger draw than Oakland Park. You always see someone walking down Wilton Drive. There are a lot of people from Miami and West Palm Beach who would come here, said Newton. But while both cities meet the minimum density requirements, FDOT of cials said they were favoring Oakland Park as a recipient of a primary station because it had higher employment and population density and better ridership projections than Wilton Manors. But the estimates were challenged as awed because they arent taking into account the number of tourists who would use the commuter system to travel here. Amie Goddeau, mobility development manager for FDOT Dist. 4, said her of ce would review the numbers again and account for possible tourist usage. Originally planned to have 98 stations, the number has dwindled to 22 with Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach as the two cities most likely to get stations rst. Other primary stations are planned along the route with Oakland Park and Wilton Manors as possible choices. After the primary stations have been selected FDOT would choose secondary locations but those stations would be built months, possibly years after the rst ones. Nothing is xed and concrete at this point. Were still struggling with the nancial framework, said Goddeau. Money talks, said Greg Stuart, executive director of MPO. He advised Wilton Manors of cials that they need to start budgeting to help with the operating costs once the stations are built. It has to be a 20-year commitment. Our models are great but if you have cash youre going to get a station. StationContinued from page 13 holdouts remain when the city is nished with the project. The [NW] CRA wont have the same aesthetic appeal as the rest of the CRA. According to Moore and Danovich, the two public meetings held to explain the issue to property owners were poorly attended. This is our fth time going to these property owners, said Moore, who said distrust of government could be one of the reasons behind the lackluster response. Were not taking away any of your rights. You can still make changes to your [property] said Moore, who estimated the city only needs up to one foot of space to make the improvements. The trust for the [NW CRA] is not the same as the trust for the East [CRA], said NW Advisory Board Member Jeanette Copeland. MLKContinued from page 3HiltonContinued from page 4as convention centers in urban areas. In secondary markets, such as Deer eld Beach and Boca Raton, the Doubletree name is becoming more evident. We provide the same service and standards and for the most part our wonderful employee team, Chapman said. We value our Hilton Honors Members which are 45 percent of our business. But we thought Doubletree would breathe new life into this location. Chapman said the tness center has been revamped and armoires in the room replaced with granite counters and large HD TVs. The upgrades in room and meeting spaces will continue, he added. An additional perks for guests? A chocolate chip cookie at every check-in. 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 Holiday bazaar from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 12 o 4 p.m. on Sunday at 3020 NE 32 Ave., SightingsContinued from page 17 See SIGHTINGS on page 28

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The Pelican 23 Friday, December 7, 2012 ChoicesContinued from page 10the Florida Department of Children and Families Social Service Program for the public. On staff at Choices is Marta Gifford, director of client services and licensing. As a certi ed welfare manager for DCF, or Dept. of Children and Family Services, she works with the MAPP program where foster parents are trained. She helps DCF and Childnet place children in licensed homes. Dr. Angela R. Deal is the vice president and COO administering all programs and services. Rodney Howard, program administrator and Shawndra Maine, program consultant, complete the management team. Rev. Howard may head up an umbrella of programs but he says in all modesty, Ive never done anything by myself. Im a team player, often in the lead, but always focusing on improving the lot of children and family. I have a childrens academy for tots, ages one to ve, in Hallendale. Family Central subsidizes many of the children attending this pre-school. Four Pompano homes operate with help from the City and Childnet. One is for boys up to 17. Another is for girls up to 17. The third is for seniors, and the last is a home for siblings. Much of Howards involvement is in the community surrounding his church. He freely admits he relies heavily on the efforts of other pastors and his amazing staff to get the job done. My concept of ministry is a church without walls, he says. My focus is not to build a large congregation but rather to bring families together through family unity wrap-around services. Choices accepts donations, sponsorships, in-kind contributions and gifts from the public and the private sector to help support its programs. All monetary contributions are tax deductable. Donations of diapers, toys and childrens clothing are welcome. Drop off or call 954-968-6777. Thank you Rev. Howard for your ongoing commitments to the community. Brooks closing its doors after 31 yearsDeerfield Beach Brooks Restaurant, a dining landmark here since 1981, will serve its last glass of champagne and its last chocolate souffl on New Years Eve. Owner Bernard Perron says the property is sold to be redeveloped as a medical center Business is very difficult these days and the regulations are even more difficult, Perron said explaining his decision to sell. Brooks is the second long-standing restaurant of note to close along US 1. Two months ago, Fifth Avenue Grill in Lighthouse Point was sold to converted into a funeral home. Perron bought the Brooks location in 1981. For 20 consecutive years, it has received Florida Trends Golden Spoon Award which earned it a place in the magazines Hall of Fame. Perron and son-in-law and daughter Jon and Lisa Howe also own Benvenutos in Boynton Beach. They will continue to operate there. Sometimes it is just time to move on, Perron said. In the meantime, reservations for December 31 are coming in rapidly. Well sell out, he predicted.

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24 The Pelican Friday, December 7, 2012 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad Wiles [Wiles Road], Price has always had an eye for fashion. I bought two pieces of Cartier jewelry from money I saved working our U-Pick when I was in 10th grade, said the Deerfield Beach High School graduate. Ive always been inspired by what is happening in the fashion world. Now I design my jewelry around these trends. Animal prints are popular now, so I am creating whimsical animal jewelry. Her line of tassel necklaces follows another fashion trend as does layering and mixing metals. Her own go-to earrings are fashioned from huge gold hoops, hung with liquid silver and decorated with tiny sapphires. Instead of carefully matching pieces, there are no rules now, Price said. The process of jewelry making is arduous and expensive. First she has to buy the stones and the metal. She prefers to work with sterling silver which can be overlaid in gold. All her stones are mined in Brazil; none are man-made. A local family from Brazil is her craftsmen: one is a stone cutter, another a polisher, silversmith, gem setter. It is a tedious process and thats why its so expensive. But each piece is special and unique. Price said. While her necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings tend to be statement pieces large and colorful interest shown by a buyer at Bloomingdales will put her jewelry in the counters there. That would be the culmination of years of an intense interest in fashion and interior design. For a time, this Lighthouse Point housewife bought and sold home accessories, favoring shabby chic. Before that, the mother of three, experimented with her hair color from fuchia to blond when that was fashionable. But designing jewelry is become her passion and she has discovered that producing a few pieces is not enough to succeed in the business. You have to present a cohesive collection of at least 30 pieces. Its costly. It is a lot of work. But what keeps me going is the positive feedback I keep getting from people. I must be doing something right. Among her loyal customers is another DBHS grad, her pal Missy Jones, assistant principal at Western High School in Davie. Jones terms The LBP Collection creative and quality, well worth saving up for. Another DBHS alum saw the LBP website, came to the Styles trunk show and purchased a $1,000 bracelet for his wife. Prices work appeals to people who want to be original and who are fashion forward. It is also affordable. Our work may look like Worth Avenue, but its not $5,000, it is $500, she said. JewelryContinued from page 1Large statement pieces make a big impact. In ad shown behind display, daughter Hunter, 24, wears Prices work. the materials are much less weighty than they appear. This uniqueness is what attracted Styles owner Stacy Ugles to Prices work. The two met through trunk shows Ugles selling high end jewelry; Price, her vintage remakes. I love her pieces and have embraced them, Ugles said. Ugles brings in one-of-a-kind jewelry from her designers which attracts a loyal client base to her boutique. She also has contacts with designers who are big names in the field: Rodrigo Atazu who did the jewelry for Sex and the City 2, and Sheila Fajl who adorns the Desperate Housewives. She is hopeful she can add a few of Prices pieces to her inventory. Price, herself had a chance to design for The Real Housewives of Boca Raton, but chose not to be dogged by a camera crew. Instead, she hopes her butterfly pin will become a Neiman Marcus exclusive and that the

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The Pelican 25 Friday, December 7, 2012 Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo. com or call 954783-8700! bermuda grass that provides a superior putting surface that allows for increased speed and better consistency and playability. In addition, the greenside irrigation system on the Cypress course has been upgraded. Over the past 20 years, ClubLink has earned a reputation for customer service and operational excellence, says Finlayson. Our members and guests expect superior standards and we are working to improve the condition of the courses and facilities at Palm-Aire. These things dont happen overnight, but we are committed to a long-term plan. The Cypress course and the Mighty Oaks course at Palm-Aire were designed 40 years ago by the renowned duo of Tom and George Fazio, while the Palms course was laid out by William Mitchell. Each provides a distinctive experience and complement ClubLinks other clubs in the area: Heron Bay Golf Club, site of six of the PGA Tours Honda Classics, and the historic 36-hole Woodlands Country Club. All three Palm-Aire courses present an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all abilities. From the back tees, the Palms tips out at 6,944 yards, par 72, and the Cypress is 6,810 yards, par 72. Both courses have five sets of tee decks to choose from, while the Oaks plays 6,910 yards, par 71, with four sets of tees. Palm-Aire Country Club has a rich history dating back to 1959 when The Palms Golf Course was founded by George Palmer and Harold Broiler and a 50-room lodge opened in 1962. Sam Snead set a course record 65 in that year and, since then, Palm-Aire has hosted the prestigious Dixie Amateur (now conducted by ClubLink at Palm-Aire, Heron Bay and Woodlands in December), the Florida Open, and the Nike South Florida Classic, a former Nationwide Tour event, on multiple occasions. ClubLink, the worlds ninth-largest multi-course owner, acquired Palm-Aire Country Club a year ago. The companys U.S. operations are headquartered at Palm-Aire, where Finlayson oversees a centralized administration office that handles a call center, accounting, member services, marketing, and membership sales. ClubLinks unique one membership, more golf model provides its members reciprocal access to all its courses, which number almost 60 in Florida, Ontario and Quebec. Our cluster in this region means you can join PalmAire and play not only here, but also at Heron Bay and Woodlands, says Finlayson. If youre traveling to the Tampa area, we have five more championship courses just south of there in Sun City Center. The companys reciprocal membership concept has proven very attractive to local golfers who want some variety as well as to Canadian snowbirds who spend their winters in Florida. ClubLink is offering allinclusive memberships at Palm-Aire starting at $5,030 including cart. Threeand six-month seasonal plans are also available, offering preferred member play at all six championship courses at Palm-Aire, Woodlands and Heron Bay. Other options include the popular Sports membership which, from a $1 a day ($365 a year), offers preferred member pricing and access to ClubLinks six outstanding South Florida courses, including Palm-Aires new Cypress course. Join one and play them all! says Dave Mallouk, who handles membership sales for ClubLink. For more information, visit www.palmaire.clublink.com or call 954-975-6225 ext. 6014.Palm AireContinued from page 18 Festivities include tree lighting and boat paradeDeerfield Beach The citys tree-lighting party will be enhanced this year with live reindeer and snow flurries and Santas arrival by boat. The event is set for Saturday, Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m. in The Cove Shopping Center. Santa will come ashore at 6 p.m. There will be photo opportunities, food and music. Free parking will be available at the main beach parking lot with shuttle service to the Cove.

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Frames $39. www.bedsbestbargain.com 954-465-6498. 12-14 THRIFT STORESDEERFIELD BEACH 801 SE 10 STREET. Every Week 10am-3pm On Mon & Wed. 10-4pm On Fri & Sat. CLF Thrift Store. Mention Ad Receive 20% Off Fri & Sat Only. 12-07 GARAGE SALESBOCA RATON 1251 Banyan Rd. 12/8 Saturday 7:30am To 2pm. (Off A1A) HUGE SALE!! Antiques, Patio Set, Kayak, Tools, Household, Clothing. Much More! 12-7 MISC. ITEMSGOOD CHRISTMAS PRESENT!!!!! Adult Tricycle ( 3 Wheeler ) Royal Blue! Rear Basket. Brand NEW! $350. See In Pompano! Call 954-7857594. 12-7 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. 11-14 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. 12-07 HOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO CHARMING 2/1 Home. Asking $975 Per Month. 611 NE 34 Street. Call Darci 954783-3723. 12-28 POMPANO COZY 3/2 With Central Air Conditioning. Fenced In Yard. $1,100 Per Month. 540 NE 35 Street. Call Darci At 954-7833723. 12-28REAL 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 SALELAUDERDALE BY THE SEA Remodeled 2/2 Covered Garage Space. Walk To Beach,. Restaurants, Shopping. Must See! $268K. Appt. Only! 954771-2717. 12-7 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 55+ 1/1.5 Furnished / Unfurnished. New Tile + Paint. Near Pool. $775 Month Yearly Lease. 305-7289481 561-504-5726. 12-7 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 E OF Federal Hwy. 2nd Floor. No Pets. Yearly Rental. $625 Month. Call Barbara 954-2637129. 12-7 APTS FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH 1 BR & 2 BR APTS FOR RENT. Remodeled, Paint, Tile, Etc. Washer / Dryer On Site. Pool. Pet Friendly. George 954-8095030. 12-14 BEST DEAL IN POMPANO BEACH Efficiency With Kitchen, Laundry & Pool. No Pets. Seasonal, Yearly Or Monthly. Across From Beach. 954-294-8483 Or 248-7361533. 12-7 POMPANO / MCNAB ROAD & NE 18 Avenue 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished / Unfurnished. $650 $850 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-610-2327. 12-14 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. 12-14 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

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The Pelican 27 Friday, December 7, 2012 Pelican Classi eds mean business! 954-7838700! Send your news to mdpelican@ yahoo.comClassi edsCall 954-545-0013 Call The Pelican at 954-783-8700!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. 12-28 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. 12-28 POMPANO DIXIE & COPANS WAREHOUSE For Rent. 2 Units 1-1640 Sq Ft 1 2080 Sq Ft With A/C Of ces Zoned 3M. Both With Overhead Doors. No Reasonable Offers Refused. 716-316-3690. 12-14

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28 The Pelican Friday, December 7, 2012 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. By RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSLighthouse Point Thomas Goode Tucker, V has been taking lessons from me for the last few years. He has really put out some quality art pieces, the most recent being one of a Cobia. Thomas has spent many hours learning the basics of pencil drawing. Young aspiring artists must remember to start with the basics. Students have to spend time shading with different types of pencils and experimenting with blending tools. All of these basics with the pencil truly allow them to move on to more elaborate art pieces. Thomas progress over the years has been outstanding. Thomas has an appreciation for art as much as he loves to do artwork himself. Sometimes we will work sideby-side in my studio. He will make comments about my art, and I will make comments about his art. We will be working on a Wahoo next. Good drawing! Art student Thomas Goode Tucker, V catches his rst Cobia on paperRJ Boyle and his young apprentice, Thomas Goode, V. Suite 123, Fort Lauderdale. 786-251-9996. 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. 12-9 Candlelight Carol Festival at 6:30 p.m. at New Presbyterian Church, 512 NE 26 St., Wilton Manors. 954946-4380. 12-9 Menorah lighting from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Beach Pavilion at the far east end of Commercial Boulevard, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. 954776-1000. 12-9 Menorah ice carving at 4 p.m. and lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. at 149 SE 21 Ave. There will be entertainment, food and food. Event is free. 347-410-1106 12-9 Sunday with Santa at the E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 Martin Luther King Blvd., from 6 to 8 p.m. Along with ice cream with Santa, there will also be holidays crafts. 954-786-4600.SightingsContinued from page 22

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The Pelican 29 Friday, December 7, 2012 This is a great addition to Pompano as it is a wonderful way to see the Intracoastal, says Pompano Chamber of Commerce President Ric Green, who was on hand to experience the adventure during a promotional outing organized by the ships and restaurants proprietors. Area professionals were invited to taste several of the Riversides culinary specialties such as crab & corn cakes with spicy Cajun cream sauce, shrimp tapas in spicy Pomodoro sauce with pesto grilled baguette, vegetarian shepherds pie, creamy lobster roll sliders, gorgeous oysters and much more. The lunch and cruise combos will feature specially prepared fish, steak, chicken or pasta dishes that are sure to be great crowd-pleasers. The regular Riverside menu is also worth investigating as it showcases a cornucopia of mouth-watering favorites such as pan-seared diver scallops with mango salsa, garlic-steamed clams over linguine, an incredibly flavorful Bouillabaisse, tuna au poivre with cognac cream sauce, open fire grilled Key West lime chicken and a toothsome16 oz char grilled rib-eye. And we always have our great 2-pound lobster and bottle of wine dinner special, says Assistant Chef Mark Ferreira as he shucks an endless supply of fresh Blue Point oysters for the grateful guests of the Lady Lucille and Riverside Grille. Area residents are invited to take part in the Pompano Boat Parade on Dec. 9. Park at the Riverside Grille for a quick cocktail and Lady Lucille for a 3 hour dinner cruise open bar, 2 dance floors and amazing views for only $55. For more prices and discounts, visit www. ladylucille.com or www. riversidegrille.com Riverside Grille owner Chef Monica Churchill, Lady Lucille owner Captain Joe Rugera and Pompano Beach Chamber President Ric Green share a moment GrilleContinued from page 20

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