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Title: Pompano Pelican
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Publication Date: 01-18-2012
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Friday, January 18, 2013 Vol. XXI, Issue 3 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 By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Benjamin Franklin may have had a respect for the penny, but today most people, War of the pennies eases tensions about FCAT, motivates students to raise the bar banks and businesses nd these coins a nuisance. Not so at Pompano Beach Middle School where the humble penny has reached new heights. It has spurred healthy competition and some irresistible sabotage among eighth gradersand their teachers. Its all in fun as these students prepare to face up to the FCAT, See PENNIES on page 16 Pier property development moves forwardBut commissioners want parking issues addressedBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach City commissioners moved ahead with agreements that will develop the 6.5-acre shing pier parcel into a restaurant/retail center despite fears that parking will be at a premium. Leases on the parcel located between A1A and the ocean and Atlantic Blvd., and NE 5 Street would guarantee the city revenues of $372,000 annually plus a percentage of gross revenues over $4.8 million. The leases are for 50 years with increases of 7.5 percent after the sixth year. City Commissioner Barry Dockswell, whose district includes the beach said, I agree with some See PIER on page 14Chief departs city with high praise for manyBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFF Former BSO Dist. 10 Chief Pete Sudler said goodbye Tuesday sprinkling his comments with heavy doses of humor about being home alone with daytime TV, and at the same time lauding his staff, the city commission and expressing his gratitude at SUDLERSee SUDLER on page 15 Pennies at Pompano Beach Middle School have sparked fun and competition among teachers and students. Pictured in center is Wendy Lamb-Labonte, bank manager of TD Bank in Lighthouse Point. She invited the students to cash in the pennies at the banks penny arcade. [Staff photo]By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach The 96 units at Stanley Terrace, one of the citys low-income housing projects, will be completely renovated to green speci cations thanks to a new Housing and Urban Development Initiative that has awarded $8.6 million to the Deer eld Beach Housing Authority. Exact amount of the renovations will not be known until a needs DBHA gets grant to rehab Stanley Terraceassessment is completed said Dr. Nadine Jarmon, the Authoritys Executive Director. When that amount has been determined a portion of the grant, $400,000 or more, will be available for partnering with the city on other programs, Dr. Jarmon said. She gave credit for the grant to the citys Section 8 Director Rochelle Hobbs, adding Deer eld has a high performing housing authority with the management capacity to carry out the grant. Only two other Florida authorities were chosen for the HUD funds. Converting Stanley Terrace into a green building will save future utility costs, Dr. Jarmon said. In addition, the interiors of the units will be remodeled. All the work must be completed within three years she said.MLK Day eventsDeer eld Beach Dr. Martin See MLK EVENTS on page 13

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2 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 SightingsA community calendar for Northeast Broward County. Send your event information to mdpelican@yahoo.com With champagne utes and silent auction prizes in hand, members of the Taste of LHP committee are nalizing plans for this years event. From leftDiane Jurcik, Lou Petrone, Patty Miranda, Penni Morris, Mike McLain, Kimberly Bean, Charlie Spalma and Charlie Davis. [Photo by Jeff Graves] Corrected story on page 11. Taste of Lighthouse Point, Jan. 22Art 1-18 Island City Art Walk from 7 to 10 p.m. along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Businesses along the street host an artist and serve up free appetizers and refreshments. Visit www. islandcityartwalk.com. 1-18 Fort Lauderdale Orchid Show at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 Ne 8 St., Fort Lauderdale. Show runs until Jan. 20; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Thousands of orchids can be seen and orchid supplies and orchid-related items will be for sale. Tickets are $5 for advance purchase, $10 at the door. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Visit www. os.org or 954-828-5380. 1-18 Our-Art-By-TheSea Art Show Meet the Artists event from 3 to 5 p.m. at Herb Skolnick Community Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. Event is free. Art show runs until Feb. 6. 954-786-4590. 1-19 Performing Arts of India from 3 to 4 p.m. at Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students. 954-340-5000. 1-18 Collection of Andy Warhols paintings and drawings of classic American cars at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, One E. Las Olas Blvd. Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for military and seniors and $5 for children six and older. Children ve and under are free. 954-262-0204.Auctions, Sales & Giveaways1-19 Yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park. 954630-4511.Books & Lectures1-21 Marjory Lyons, Ph. D., will give a talk and review of the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson at 10 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Cost is $10. 954-205-3552.See SIGHTINGS on page 10

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The Pelican 3 Friday, January 18, 2013 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach On Wednesday, residents, city of cials and former golf pro Greg Norman celebrated the of cial opening of the newly renovated Pines Course at the Municipal Golf Course. Mayor Lamar Fisher said the $3 million project, designed by Normans golf course design company, would be an economic engine for the city by bringing in tourists from around the world and by attracting locals to the Pines Course transformed from a pigs ear into a silk pursearea. The course is in Dist. 2, represented by Commissioner Charlotte Burrie. When I was young, and all the body parts worked, I played the Pines Course. And now Ive never seen the Pines look so good, said Burrie. Norman, who joked that the course has been transformed from a pigs ear into a silk purse, got his start in golf on a municipal course and said its important that the game be accessible at the grass roots level. Ive enjoyed redesigning this course. Now youre the ones who have to go out and enjoy every round you play, he told the crowd. The new 7,119-yard course has ve water hazards, more than 50 sand traps and Tifeagle grass and a special Bermuda grass for greens. Call 954-786-4142. Jean-Luc Fortin, Solange Fortin and Ed Saulnier. Jim Lyng stands proudly with his hurley stick. Lyng had the stick signed by Greg Norman, one of many world famous pro-golfers who has put their John Hancock on the stick over the years. Kathy Stewart, Pompano Golf Advisory Board Member Angela Curtin and Jackie Peck. Curtin shows off Normans signature. [Below] Norman is mobbed by signature-seekers.

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4 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Free eye exam at Festival of the Arts Deer eld Beach A free check for lazy eye, a condition found in young children, will be available at the Pediatric Opthomology of South Florida booth at the Festival of the Arts, Jan. 26 and 27. The exam takes less than ve minutes and is able to detect symptoms of lazy eye which can then be evaluated by a physician. The condition is best treated when discovered in children before the age of seven. Pediatric Opthomology has of ces in Boca Raton and is af liated with the Chris Evert Childrens Hospital at Broward Health.By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach This citys annual seaside art event, the Festival of the Arts, returns Jan. 26 to 27 with new features to compl ement the 130 exhibits, food and music that is the usual fare. Making his debut appearance at the 33rd annual festival is Pompano Arts festival adds sidewalk art, sand sculptures, beach bar to the funBeach artist John May whose medium is sand. Friday, Jan. 25, May will dump 10 tons of the gritty stuff at the main beach parking lot and by Sunday morning will have created what he will only describe as a giant sand sculpture with an artistic theme. May does not add color to his sculptures preferring the sands natural color which See ART FEST on page 28 Sand sculpture commemorating Alabamas national football championship.

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The Pelican 5 Friday, January 18, 2013 Planning this years Deer eld Beach Chamber of Commerce gala are, from left, Kristen Obst, Karen Roumay, Carmen Garcia, Gordon Vatch, Karen Bartell, Cindy Trueson, Claire Molinari and Kiku Martinson. [Photo by Jeff Graves.] Chamber gala will honor seven citizens who give from the heartDeer eld Beach Seven citizens who give more than their time to the community will receive Heartfelt Awards at the Deer eld Beach Chamber of Commerce gala Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Embassy Suites. Themed Love Our Community, the gala is the Chambers major fundraiser and features dining, dancing, silent and live auction. The seven chosen to be honored for their public service service which involves a deep commitment to a causeare Gordon Vatch, Relay for Life; Joan Guild, NE Focal Point CASA; Judi Stanich, Cultural Committee; Butch Santy, Police Athletic League; Lincoln McThay, youth sports; Seena Wilson, volunteer homework tutor at Deer eld Beach Elementary School and the Boys and Girls Club; and Charlie Thompson, all-round good citizen. The gala committee headed by Executive Board Chair Kiku Martinson is compiling an intriguing list of auction items that include a lobster dive, ride with a BSO deputy, lunch with Mayor Peggy Noland, a $4,000 diamond ring, a blimp ight for two, a glam get together at Bloomingdales, three-day stay at the Hilton, a physicians concierge membership, tness memberships and restaurant gift cards. Tickets are $125 at the Chambers website, deer eldchamber.com. A portion of the proceeds bene t the International Society for Autism. By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFF

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6 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Pompano Beach, Deer eld Beach, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Wilton Manors, Oakland Park and 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 XXI, Issue 3 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Opinion & LettersDont spoil Pompanos public beach land, says residentTo the Editor, The citizens of Pompano Beach revised the city charter to protect the Pier Parking Lot by forbidding its sale, or any lease, except for a purpose which will provide a bene t to the public at large. On Jan. 8, the city commission approved a rst reading of a pier redevelopment lease agreement which provides for seven commercial structures, 48,500 sq. feet of retail and restaurant space and a 150room hotel to be built on the Pier Parking Lot. When complete, this construction will leave beach goers with 100 fewer parking spaces than were available before the addition of street parking on Pompano Beach Boulevard. The citizens of Pompano Beach acted to protect the beach and adjacent park lands so that current and future residents and visitors could have reasonable and adequate access to Pompanos great beach. Pompano needs affordable, easily accessible beach parking. We need a restaurant or two and limited, beach oriented retail so that beach goers can get a meal and buy suntan lotion or sand toys for their families. I do not believe that residents passed a referendum and revised the city charter so that a shopping center or a privately owned entertainment district could be built on public lands, yet that is what the proposed lease agreement will allow. If you have concerns about limiting development on this public property and insuring easily accessible parking for all beach goers, contact your commissioner before the second reading, Jan. 22. Barbara Gordon Pompano Beach [Editors note: the agreements do not include construction of a hotel at this time.] Pompanos ArtHall returns Pompano Beach ArtHall, a cross promotion of business and art, has returned to the Business Resource Center [BRC]. Each month, ArtHall features the works of local artists. In addition to the gala event, the public is encouraged to view the work of the artists during the BRCs regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 954-586-1111. See story on page 19.Marcia Hirschy Heidi Ludwig Laura Sue, the Silver Nightingale. What a great time to get serious about recycling hazardous wastes, electronics and old drugs. Broward County has taken the rst step; now its time to follow. Through a partnership between Broward County Solid Waste and Recycling Services and Partner Cities and Fort Lauderdale, a free drop-off event for household hazardous waste, used electronics and old medications will take place on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 301 N. Andrews Ave. Bring the following items for disposal: household hazardous waste, including leftover cooking oil, compact uorescent lamps, uorescent tubes, paint, solvents, motor oil, pesticides, household chemicals, lawn and pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, propane tanks and re extinguishers. Used electronics accepted include TVs, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, cell phones, CD and DVD players, and rechargeable batteries. Unused, unwanted and expired medications for safe disposal can also be dropped off. Items not accepted are stereos, microwaves, kitchen appliances, explosives, biohazardous waste and business-generated waste. Proof of Broward County residency such as a drivers license or current utility bill is required. Call 954-765-4999. Take on the good resolution to recycle more in 2013 Mayor Peggy Noland congratulates Quiet Waters Elementary School rst graders Natalie Damiano, Sabastian Gaviria and Caleb Rodrigues. Not pictured, Sophia Pouliot.By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach The chance to draw their vision of streets in the future attracted young artists from Quiet Water Elementary School to a poster contest sponsored by the city. This month, the winners were recognized with certi cates and introduced to city commissioners. The Complete Streets concept balances all modes of transportation and creates safe corridors for pedestrians and cyclists. The focus is on moving people using mass transit rather than cars. Winners were rst graders Caleb Rodrigues, Natalie Damiano, Sebastian Gaviria and Sophia Pouliot and fth-grader Eren Akgunduz. Certi cates of merit went to Kids get it when it comes to complete streetsAaron Camarq, Erik Soto, Gabriel Gros, Isadora Santa Lucia, Jacqueline Dasilva, Lucas Myata, Nayata Escobar, Noah Rotkowitz, Saryna Butler and Trianna Le in rst grade; and Natalie Luna in fth grade.

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The Pelican 7 Friday, January 18, 2013 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFOakland Park Five years ago, Oakland Park registered as a National Wildlife Federation Community Habitat. Now this city is near the end of the certi cation process. Were close. I think we need 29 more residents to be certi ed, said Charles Livio, Oakland Parks horticulturist. The program encourages community members to plant native foliage that can sustain City rolls out welcome mat for native plants, wild life, pride butter ies and other local wildlife. With a population of about 42,000, Oakland Park needs 450 points. Each home, townhome or apartment certi ed is worth one point. Three points are given for every public site, workplace, park, community garden, farm, place of worship or other common area certi ed. Five points are awarded for every school certi ed. Community and See NATIVE YARDS on page 11 This certi ed yard, located on Northeast 34 Drive in Oakland Park, is the Certi ed Yard of the Month. [Photo courtesy of Charles Livio]

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8 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. You can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. By Mike dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Pascale Giattini says if youre looking for a little French Aloha spirit or just looking for some great food in a great ambience, drop by Chez Caf. Giattini, new owner of Chez Caf, 1631 S. Cypress Chez Caf celebrates new ownership with grand openingRoad., is celebrating her purchase with a grand opening tomorrow, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. with free coffee, raf e drawings and more. Originally from Quebec City in Canada, Giattinis aloha spirit comes from spending 15 years in Hawaii. Asked why she bought Chez Caf, she said it already had a built-in clientele and she felt at home when she walked in. I was looking for a business in Florida. I needed a challenge. Everybody was so friendly. That did it for me. Giattini has also streamlined the menu that includes pastries, Panini sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, croissants, smoothies, wraps, bagels and a kids menu. Still offered is the Wi-Fi internet, the drive-thru and Chezs coffee selection, including frappuccinnos. Of course, we still specialize in all the coffees. And there will be a new look to this local favorite. I updated the exterior . with a little of the feminine touch, said Giattini. Next month, Chez Cafe will offer local entertainment with live music and open microphones. Visit www.chezcafe.biz or call 954-933-3453. mdpelican@yahoo.com By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFWhat could be more exciting for boaters than a career in brokering and selling boats? For Anthony Censoplano, manager of the beautiful Lighthouse Point showroom at 2600 N. Federal Highway and Dan Fry, Sales, thats the story. Fry, a lifelong sailor and boat enthusiast, says We both love talking about boats. Weve both had long careers in sales, so brokering, selling, and trade-ins are fascinating subjects. Now to be able to offer customers the top of the line new models by Pursuit and ShearWater is fantastic. Our exciting storefront, Ocean Blues third in South Florida, will have a grand opening on Feb. 22 and 23, right after the Miami Boat Show. Censoplano adds, Some of our best-selling models will be on display at the Miami Boat Show including Center Consoles, Dual Consoles, and Off Shore boats. Ocean Blues new boat Ocean Blue Yacht Sales and brokerage is also the exclusive area dealer for Pursuits and ShearWaters Aunt Marys Attic SaleLighthouse Point There will be a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 2700 NE 36 St. Household items, furniture, clothes, jewelry, books and more will be on sale. Refreshments will also be served. Call 954-9439154.Garden Clubs annual saleLauderdale-By-TheSea The Garden Club of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea will have its Annual Rummage, Garden and Bake Sale on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive. Proceeds go to support area charities. The club meets the second Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. Call 954942-1639 or 954-393-2008. Anthony Censoplano, left, manager and Dan Fry, sales, are excited to have the exclusive area dealership for Pursuit and ShearWater boats which are on display in the new Ocean Blue Yacht Sales and Brokerage store at 2600 N. Federal Hwy. in Lighthouse Point. [Photo by Phyllis J. Neuberger]offerings include ShearWater and Sterling boats, which come in a range of 17to 27feet. They are shallow water shing boats for in-shore shing. Ocean Blue is the exclusive dealer for Pursuits in this area. Pursuits have in their lineup of boats, those that can go after that big sh and others that offer the comfort of cruisers that can make the trip to the Bahamas easily. He is quick to remind readers that Ocean Blue is also a boat brokerage business that can sell the publics used boats. We love showing and selling our new inventory, but we also sell used boats and take in trade-ins. Censoplano has high praise for Pursuit. Its the Rolls Royce of boats, he says. Pursuit has introduced what has to be the most exciting boat in the water. It will be the talk of the Miami Boat Show where the Pursuit SC365i, a new innovative design, will be seen there by boat owners from around the world. Pursuit, considered SC-365i will be the talk of the town at the upcoming Miami Boat Show.See OCEAN BLUE on page 22Republican Club meetingPompano Beach The Pompano Beach Republican Club will meet on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St. Roger Gingerich, CPA, will discuss the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and tax identi cation fraud. Attorney Cara Pavalock will follow up with a discussion of the legal rami cations of identity theft. Call 954-786-7536.

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10 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Phylliss new book, China Dahl, is available on amazon.com. Call 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFThe Pelican almost asked Jerome S. Miller, who is better known as Jerry, for a birth certi cate because this lively man with a sharp wit doesnt t the image. One could lose a lot of cash betting on his age. He moves swiftly over to his piano and hits those ivories better than many pianists in local clubs. The paper discovered Jerry when Joyce Murray called to say, I have a remarkable candidate for your weekly Making A Difference feature story. Jerry Miller is still entertaining different groups at St. Gabriel Parish. He amazes me because, except for a hearing de cit, hes as quick and alert as a much younger person. Hes done so much, and he still does enjoy giving of his talents. I cant believe he is celebrating Jerry Miller turned 100 this week, but hes still entertaining on the piano at St. Gabriel ParishJerry says the most important thing he ever did in life was to marry his beautiful wife of 47 years, shown here with him at one of the many St. Gabriel events they enjoy attending. Jerry Miller turned 100 years old this week and he still plays the piano and entertains at several St. Gabriel functions.his 100year birthday, said Murray. Jerry plays the piano on a regular basis for the Vincentian Meals for the Homeless, the Sunday morning pancake breakfast, the Coffee And group, and at some of the social events in his condo. When Miller thought about this list of his current activities, he added, I used to entertain the Seniors in Day Care at St. Elizabeths. Asked if he enjoys what he does, he laughs and says, Do I enjoy it? Its my life. His working years were spent at Millers Lilliputian Shoppe which he owned for 50 years in Stamford, Ct. The store was my daddys idea, he explains. We opened on Dec. 3l, 1930 in the height of the depression. Dad thought a childrens store was a good idea because there were none in the area, and even though times were tough, parents were more likely to spend money on their children then on themselves. As he reminisced about his life, he said, It feels like yesterday. Then, turning to his stunning wife, Miller said, The most important thing I ever did was to marry Gail 47 years ago. She was chosen Woman of the Year by the Archdiocese of Miami four years ago. Shes beautiful inside and out. She was a model, you know. She modeled a lot for Pehles and other retailers. Shes still a model at our church fashion shows. We have a son, a daughter in law, and a wonderful grandson and granddaughter. They were all on hand for my See MILLER on page 31Sports registrationOakland Park Registration is open for youth ag football, boys and girls ages 6 to 16 as of March 11, and mens basketball and soccer, ages 18 and over. Proof of age is required. The fee for ag football is $55 for residents and $100 for non-residents. The games begin in March and participants will be divided into three age divisions. The fee for mens basketball is $400 per team with games starting in February. The fee for mens soccer is $600 per team with games starting in March. To register, call Parks and Leisure Services at 954-6304530 or 954-630-4506.Presidential performanceDeer eld Beach Presidents and Their First Ladies will be performing as President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Deer eld Beach Percy White Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd. This duo will perform in character and costume providing insight into the personal lives of our past president and rst lady. To reserve a seat, call 954-3577680. 1-23 Beach Readers Book Club from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Beach Branch Library, 221 Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954357-7830.Business1-23 Wednesday Winners from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bobby Rubinos, 2501 N Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Cost is $15. 954-9711077. 1-24 Wilton Manors Business Association meeting at 12 p.m. at Primanti Brothers, 516 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Wilton Manors. 954-565-7100. 1-25 The Originals at Jukebox Diner, 2773 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach. Price is cost of breakfast. 954-803-4174. 1-26 SCORE: Business workshop from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Deer eld Beach Percy White Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd., covers what is needed to start a business. 954-356-7263. SightingsContinued from page 2 See SIGHTINGS on page 14

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The Pelican 11 Friday, January 18, 2013 education projects also earn points. The city will earn 10 points with its free tree giveaway for residents on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Hwy. There will also be a cleanup on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8:45 a.m. at Lakeside Sand Pine Preserve, 2820 NW 27 Ave. Thats worth ve more points. According to Livio, Oakland Park has 121 certi ed homes, businesses, schools and city facilities. It needs a total of 150. It will be nished this year. Livio says. M.E. DePalma, the Wilton Manors resident who led her city to certi cation in 2006, has been working with Livio for his city. She is a treasure trove of information. How many people have a park named after them while theyre still alive? asked Livio. M.E. DePalma Park is located at the corner of Northeast 7 Avenue and Northeast 20 Drive in Wilton Manors and was renamed in honor of DePalma in 2010. Wilton Manors was the 17th city in the nation to be certi ed and today has over 200 individually certi ed properties. DePalma said its hard to get people to certify their yards. I think theyve lost a lot of faith in what one person can do. It took me four years in Wilton Manors. [The challenge is] trying to convince people that they can make a difference. But once one person on a street puts up his or her certi cation sign, DePalma said its only a matter of time before others get curious and start asking how they can get the plaque. The next thing you know there are two or three on a street. So why are people ready to jump into extra work? Livio is quick to answer. Its about beautiful communities. Its not just an application or making improvements to your property. Others on the block want the same thing. Songbirds, butter ies, frogs and other wildlife come into the yards. If its good for the wildlife, its good for the humans. And many humans agree. Recently, Wilton Manors Commissioner Tom Green and Wayne Sheppard, Wilton Manors special projects and grants coordinator, were certi ed as National Wildlife Federation stewards. Tom Green is the rst [sitting] elected of cial in Broward County to be certi ed as a steward. Which I think is so cool. Wilton Manors has the highest percentage of any city in the United States with employees certi ed, said DePalma. To learn more about how to get certi ed, call Charles Livio at 954-630-4511. Native yardsContinued from page 7 Annual Chamber Tasting event returns Jan. 22By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point Many years ago Mike McLain went to a food tasting event in New York Citys Central Park. He was so impressed by the experience he vowed to bring something similar to this city one day. Nine years ago, he had the chance. The edging LHP Chamber of Commerce needed to establish a fundraiser and McLain was asked to come up with a plan. His idea became the hugely successful Taste of Lighthouse Point, an event that had a slow start but today tends to be a sellout. This year, 20 local restaurants will participate Jan. 22 at the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Tennis Club. McLain estimates 400 to 450 people, most of them residents or business owners in the city, will attend. Kimberly Bean heads up the silent auction donations which include a vacation in a Vail condominium. Participating restaurants include Bobby Rubinos, Bone sh Mac, CapsPlace, Costco, de Campo Osteria, Duffys, Edible Arrangements, GFS Market place, Hot Tomato, J. Marks, La Mimosa, LHP Yacht Club, Litos Turf & Surf, The Nauti Dawg Marina Caf, Oceans 234, Olympic Flame Diner, Packys Sports Grill, Publix, Red Fox Diner and Sicilian Oven. Purchase tickets at taste@ lhpchamber.com or 3640 N. Federal Highway. Call 954946-6610.

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The Pelican 13 Friday, January 18, 2013 SightingsA community calendar for Northeast Broward County. Send your event information to mdpelican@yahoo.comSend your news to mdpelican@ yahoo.com GFS grand opening in Lighthouse PointBy Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point The new 156th nationwide GFS Marketplace, 3260 N. Federal Hwy., had its soft opening last month, but on Jan. 22, at 10 a.m., the opening will be grand with city of cials, ribbons and the public. Its the fourth GFS to open in Broward County. Lighthouse Point Mayor Fred Schorr and Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce President Michael McLain will be among the local of cials on hand. On Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. GFS will also set up a tent manned by its vendors to give out free food samples. The Deer eld Beach High School Band will perform on Saturday. Customers will also have a chance to win a $300 shopping spree for a week after the grand opening. There will be all kinds of deli meats, hamburgers, hot dogs and appetizers. You name it; well have it, said Chris Wood, assistant store manager of the Lighthouse Point location. The store manager is Jay Oliver. As part of the celebration, GFS of cials will donate $1,000 to Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Center, a program for homeless persons. GFS is a 115-year-old family-owned wholesale company that got its start by selling to restaurants. The company has since opened to the public. The stores inventory includes meats, spices, vegetables, cups, plates, kitchen equipment, restaurant uniforms and more. We sell restaurant quality food. The quantities are in bulk because theyre designed for restaurants. The prices are wholesale, said Wood. But, he added, customer service is what GFS does better than its competitors. What really sets us apart is our service in our stores. While the store is open to the public, business owners are encouraged to sign up for a Partnership in Savings card which keeps track of purchases and provides a rebate at the end of every calendar year. Rebate amounts are determined by the amount of purchases made during the year. Call 954-783-5200. Luther Kings birthday will be celebrated here Monday, Jan. 21 with a 10 a.m. parade beginning at Pioneer Park followed by a day of music and activities at Westside Par, 445 SW 2 Street. Keynote speaker at 11 a.m. will be Rev. Nathanial Knowles, senior pastor, Emmanual Church of Christ. Lacrosse clinicDeer eld Beach A free lacrosse clinic for children ages 6 to 14 will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 at Westside Park, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Participants will be shown basic skills and take part in drills coached by the staff of the Indoor Sports Complex. For more detail, call 954-4804427. Westside Park is south of Hillsboro Blvd. on Martin Luther King Blvd. MLK eventsContinued from page 1

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14 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 citizens . Id like for the city to have better nancial terms . but we have reached a point where the delay in time is more important than a few more dollars. We are 18 months to this point. I dont see the imperfections worth a rebid. The process started in July 2011 with the developer Pompano Pier Associates LLC chosen in April of last year. They have six years to develop seven separate parcels within the acreage. Commissioner Charlotte Burrie, who along with Vice Mayor George Brummer voted against the agreements, said her constituents are not in favor of building a hotel on the site and she wants clarity on whether or not a parking garage will be included in development plans. People who dont live in the CRA dont want you to put a hotel where there is no open space. I would like to see this project go forward without the hotel and with some kind of guarantee for parking, Burrie said. She also said people want assurances that a library branch will be located in the area. Community Redevelopment Agency CoDirector Kim Briesemeister said building a hotel on the pier property would require a zoning amendment and land use change and will generate plenty of discussion. She said great attention is being paid to parking in the area and that there will be more discussion on the library in February. Commissioner Rex Hardin also said he was in angst over the parking situation around the pier. Why cant we just say we will do it [build a parking garage]? he asked. City Manager Dennis Beach said a study has proven there is enough surface parking presently and that a 300-space parking garage would not be nancially feasible. However, he told the commission, the city has the ability to address this. Dockswell also said parking is at a premium. The area is already a magnet without the restaurants and retail, he said. We need to get out in front of the parking issues. Breisemiester said either the city or the CRA could guarantee payment of a parking garage.You have the ability to build. It is how you are going to nance it, she told the commission. [Judy Vik contributed research to this article.] jvwils@bellsouth.net PierContinued from page 1 Children & Family1-23 Family Storytime from 6:30 to 7 p.m. at Wilton Manors Library, 500 NE 26 St. 954-390-2195. 1-24 Wilton Manors Elementary School Magnet Program Open House at 7 p.m. at Wilton Manors Elementary School, 2401 NE 3 Ave. 954-322-8950.Clubs & Civic Organizations1-19 Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club Westside meets at 8:30 a.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954-782SightingsContinued from page 10 See SIGHTINGS on page 28

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The Pelican 15 Friday, January 18, 2013 being Deer eld Beachs top cop for three years. I am disappointed I have to leave before the vision is completed, Sudler said. With his family part of an appreciative audience, Sudler said his goal was to build a relationship with the community and for residents here to feel BSO provided a high level of customer service. Despite major staff reductions, Sudler said crime numbers are down here for the second year in a row. He cited the elimination of pill mills as one of his departments accomplishments and said this district of ce is far ahead when it comes to helping underprivileged kids with programs such as the Owls on Patrol and the Florida Atlantic University scholarship program. We also have the best damn PAL [Police Athletic League] in the county, Sudler said. He spoke of having had a front row seat watching this city commission grow into the most professional in Broward County; described City Attorney Andy Maurodis as the most honest attorney (as well as the best dressed!) and said City Manager Burgess Hansons love for this city goes under appreciated. Mayor Peggy Noland, Sudler added, is the hardest working mayor I have ever met. The former chief had words of thanks for a number of community supporters including the DART Corp. and JM Family Enterprises, both of which are major donors to local programs. Sudler was put on notice 30 days ago by incoming Sheriff Scott Israel that he would be terminated. A protg of former sheriff Al Lamberti, Sudler acknowledged his former chief saying Lamberti had given him the greatest BSO command in the agency. Sudlers remarks, preceded by a video reprising his career here, drew a standing ovation and prolonged applause. The sheriff has named Capt. Robert Schnakenberg to head the district until after the municipal election in March when he will present the new commission with three recommendations to for the permanent chief. [Sudlers remarks can be viewed in full at deer eld-beach.com, Jan. 18 commission meeting.] jvwils@bellsouth.net SudlerContinued from page 1

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16 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo.com or 954-783-8700!Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, this February. It began with language arts teacher, Karen Karras. She thought it might be a good idea to buy special pencils for the students at test time. For money, she suggested a penny-collection contest between the two eighth grade classes. That put her and her students against Charles Zimmerman and his students. Karras wanted pennies only, so she made a rules for the contest: if silver coins were found among the copper coins, the value of the silver would be deducted from the value of the copper. Competition soon rose to another level. As one class lagged behind, students surreptitiously dropped silver in the jars of the leading class. Karras admits that she fell victim to the scheme and dropped a ve-dollar bill in Zimmermans penny jar. She didnt get away with it. I actually saw her do that, Zimmerman explains. I couldnt believe it. I said, Youre not playing fair. I actually had to place my hand over my penny jar when she came near or her students showed up. Principal Sonja Braziel stayed out of the scandal, hoping only for more pennies, which would lead to the new pencils. I liked the excitement shown by the teachers, Braziel said. That was even more important. That excitement was showing in the students, and I knew when the test came, the students didnt want to disappoint their teachers. But then a real problem cropped up. When Assistant Principal Karen Karras looked for a bank to cash in the pennies, she kept getting No Thanks from area banks. I called for two hours, she said. Finally she got Wendy Lamb-Labonte, manager of TD Bank, 3600 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point. LaBonte, a parent herself, got it. She invited the students to use the penny arcade at TD. On Monday, LaBonte brought in coin collection banks for the teachers along with some pencils and pens. And today, those pennies will be counted and the winning class will be unveiled. Karras and Zimmerman have a hard time keeping straight faces as they tell this story. Throwing in the idea of silver coins or paper money may have cost points for the opposing classes, but the sabotage fattened the pencil account. The penny war added something else. Students have become more active in special seminars for language arts. They participate with vigor, morale is up and a real team spirit prevails, these teachers say. When the pencils arrive, each student will receive three, each with his or her name printed on them. Karras says she wants the students to take ownership of the essays they will write with these pencils. She feels good about the entire competition. But when pushed about why she dropped the ve-spot into Zimmermans penny jar, she answered. I wanted to win. siren2415@gmail.com PenniesContinued from page 1 Fill your calendar. Read Pelican Sightings.

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The Pelican 17 Friday, January 18, 2013 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park City commissioners on Wednesday approved a site plan for a 90unit mixed use development, Urban@5th, at 3501 and 3551 NE 5 Ave. The vote was 3-2, Vice Mayor John Adornato and Commissioner Suzanne Boisvenue dissenting. The property owner, IDI Ventures, LLC., requested site development plan approval under the New Urban Planned District [NUPD] zoning designation on property formerly known as Rays Used Auto Parts storage/ junkyard. The property is in the Harlem McBride neighborhood and within the citys Community Redevelopment Area [CRA]. The 4.5-acre site is surrounded by Carter New live/work development includes town homes and three-story buildings Three-story buildings [below] along NE Fifth Avenue and two-story townhomes [above] on the single-family side offer on-street parking for guests and clients at some of the working units. Four of the units on NE Fifth Avenue will include ground oor commercial space. Residents could live in the top oors and lease out the commercial space.Woodson Park, a salvage yard and single-family homes to the west, industrial warehouses to the north and east and single-family homes to the south. The plan includes threestory buildings along NE Fifth Avenue, two-story townhomes on the single-family side and on-street parking for guests and clients at some of the working units. Four of the units on NE Fifth Avenue will include ground floor commercial space. Residents could live in the top floors and lease out the commercial space. The citys comprehensive plan allows properties with a residential land use category to be used for limited commercial activities. Justin Proffitt, senior planner said, Light use offices and limited retail. A little caf would be allowed but not a restaurant because of parking requirements. Offices would need to be low traffic generators, such as attorneys or a home office. The site is two city blocks in an area north of Oakland Park Boulevard that was formerly zoned light industrial. That was changed to Irregular Residential [20 dwelling units per acre] five years ago. The proposed development is compatible with the singlefamily homes surrounding it, according to Proffitt. This is the second attempt to develop this site. In 2008, Khanmo, Inc. submitted a similar plan. Due See DEVELOPMENT on page 23

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18 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Its a patriotic theme for the NE Focal Point Auxiliary 15th annual fashion show and luncheon, Elegance of America Wednesday, Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m. at the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club. The event features fashions by Sondro at the Cove and will include casual and cruise wear and elegant evening attire. Money hats worth $50 and $100 will be raf ed. Adding to the fun will be entertainment and door prizes. Tickets are $50. The models in red and white are Nancy Smith, Mayor Peggy Noland, Esta San lippo and Cathy Giroux. For more, call 954-480-4460. Proceeds bene t the many services provided by the Focal Point. Fashion show

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The Pelican 19 Friday, January 18, 2013 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach The one-year-old ArtHall project, designed to promote local artists and the citys Business Resource Center [BRC] is back. The inaugural kick-off was held Wednesday. It is a great way to [promote art] and market the business services the BRC offers, said Susan Kores, program director at the BRC, 50 NE 1 St. Since its opening, BRCs office space is completely rented, and it has 23 clients using the services offered job placement, business loans and business development.Artists work to be showcased all month at Pompano Business Resource CenterBut as the BRC enjoys more success, Kores and her staff want to keep the art vibe going in Old Downtown Pompano. We started ArtHall to connect the dots for the community and let them know, understand and start learning that youre going to find art in old Pompano. Every month new artists are featured at ArtHall on the third Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This months featured artists are Patricia Evangelista, Heidi Ludwig and Marcia Hirschy. Evangelista, a watercolorist, focuses on architectural landscapes, seascapes and children at the beach. I try to find beauty in my surroundings. I want to paint beautiful things that transcend my pain, she said Evangelista suffers from dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes muscles to contract or spasm involuntarily. She shares proceeds from her art sales with the Dystonia Research Medical Foundation. Ludwigs media are watercolors, pastels and acrylics. This particular show is all about watercolor and transparent watercolor. Ludwig said her first lessons were from a man who painted landscapes, but she also likes to push herself with portrait painting. Hirschys work ranges from photo-realism to impressionism. She focuses on subjects that include children, nature and inanimate objects. Flutist Laura Sue, also known as the Silver Nightingale entertained. The public is encouraged to view this months art during the BRCs regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 954586-1111. Patricia Evangelista with two of her watercolor works.

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20 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN STAFFThe seaside burg of Lauderdale-By-The Sea, centered near the corner of Commercial Blvd and A1A, is a mecca of gastronomic delights. This little town, barely two-square miles, conceals a veritable cornucopia of renowned restaurants that offer delectable treats for every taste and budget. Here is a quick rundown of the most popular eateries in LBTS:Aruba Beach CafAruba sits on the beach at the end of Commercial Boulevard. Known for its live music, festive crowds and varied menu, it is the must-see destination for first time visitors to the area. The food is outstanding and the clientele often includes the hoi-polloi of South Florida. Drop in on Friday nights for the free pig roast!Blue Moon Fish Co.The classiest spot in town, this phenomenal Intracoastal dockside restaurant welcomes committed foodies as well as hungry mega-yacht owners. Ranked the 11th top restaurant in America, Blue Moon offers tantalizing meats and seafood that will mesmerize palates. For those who do not own a Lear jet, the decadent Sunday brunch and the 2-4-1 lunch special are the best ways to enjoy the overall experience here.Seawatch RestaurantSituated directly on the beach, the popular Seawatch is a classic that should be on everybodys list. Famous for its amazing seafood and gorgeous ocean views, the spacious parking lot is packed seven days a week. It is the quintessential culinary maritime stop for anyone who is looking for sensory satisfaction by the sea.Village GrilleBlue-collar laxness with white glove gastronomy is the hallmark of this famously Boston-centric eatery. Satisfying food, a sushi bar in the back, live music that often requires street closures, reasonably priced drinks and the famous free breakfast with your Bloody Mary make the Grille an obligatory stop for all who visit LBTS.101 OceanSituated in the heart of the action, this stylish hangout serves up an eclectic mix Lauderdale-By-The-Sea serves up a wealth of culinary options for the seasonAruba Beach Caf GM Guy Contrada (left) and his team show off the delectable seared Ahi Tuna plate. Sesame seared sh with all the xins is a great LBTS dinner option! Nothing like the beach special Cordon Bleu Panini accompanied by a frosty Aruba Pina Colada. See FOOD on page 21

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The Pelican 21 Friday, January 18, 2013 of tasty food favorites and cool musical vibes. With a dedicated pizza station and fun appetizers, this is a great place to cavort with friends. Patrons always enjoy a fabulous street-side visual experience, especially when busty beach-goers stroll by!Athena By The SeaNewly renovated, this bastion of Mediterranean delights entices all newcomers to explore its culinary vastness. From Greek to Italian to wherever the lost City of Atlantis is located, this aesthetically impressive restaurant provides all the specialties one would seek from the financially insouciant part of Europe.BenihanaThe only chain restaurant in LBTS, Benihanas waterfront location provides the ideal place to impress guests with acrobatic foodstuff and beautiful Intracoastal views. It is a great place to entertain your kids or in-laws for a couple of hours. The lunch specials are definitely worth checking out and the Happy Hour is gaining serious notoriety.Sea RestaurantQuaint yet serious, the incredibly cozy Sea Restaurant is an exclusive invitation to prix-fixe upscale dining. Be it seared sea scallops, mustard crusted Mahi, crab cakes or whatever makes its way onto the ever-changing menu, this sought-after eatery provides a surprisingly affordable three-course meal from an award winning Chef. Reservations are a good idea.Pa DegennarosA Lauderdale-By-The Sea fixture, Pa Ds is an elegant Italian restaurant that has weathered every economic storm of the last several decades. Fine food and impeccable service are the hallmarks of this superlative trattoria. Few patrons have ever left this establishment dissatisfied with the experience.And many moreIncredibly, there are dozens of other exciting restaurant options in the Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea area. From burgers to gyros to sushi, this small enclave is replete with mouthwatering choices. These hidden gems will be highlighted in a future edition Bon appetit! FoodContinued from page 20

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22 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 to be one of the top quality manufacturers of yachts and shing boats, has earned its reputation since launching in 1977. Its a division of S2 Yachts based in Holland, Michigan. What makes this new power boat unique is that this twin Yamaha outboard powered cruiser has a fully enclosed engine compartment. In addition, its single-piece, laminated, bonded windshield system is fully integrated with the berglass hardtop and comes with a large sunroof to bring the outdoors in on those magical days. The forward convertible dinette becomes a forward berth when seats are pulled inboard. Single or twin bed arrangements allow four adults to sleep overnight in complete comfort. This SC365i is the most exciting sport yacht to hit the market. Tom Russel is one Pursuit owner who cant say enough good things about this manufacturer. I have two Pursuits. I can say there is no ner boat made. The wiring, the parts, the design and the performance in rough water cant be beat. I bought my rst one new in 1985, and its still great. Ive shed the waters of Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and the Atlantic Ocean endless times. I just bought my second Pursuit. Its 10 years old, and the hull is perfect. Its almost a 30-ft. shing boat. Youre talking to me while Im on it in the Keys. This one is air conditioned and sleeps two comfortably, four in a pinch. It has a great shower and bathroom I love it. Just like Anthony says, its the Rolls Royce of boats with a top resale value. According to Fry, the opening of the new store in Lighthouse Point means clients can enjoy the same great service theyve had in the two other Pursuit locations in Stuart and Cape Canaveral. The owners of this three-location dealership are Managing Partners, Joseph Yeni, Jr. and Brian Boyd. Fry and Censoplano are eager to show their new and used vessels. Were both so proud to be representing and selling these ne boats, but dont wait for the show; we are open now. says Fry. Open Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat. 9 to 4; Sun by appointment only. Call 954-366-4311 for further information.Ocean BlueContinued from page 8

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The Pelican 23 Friday, January 18, 2013 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors This citys newest crime-fighting duo has a mandate: make money. At a recent commission meeting, Wilton Manors Police Department Chief Paul OConnell introduced Officer Kevin Loghran and Officer Diego, a Belgian Malinois. Together, the two make up the citys new K-9 unit, charged with sniffing-out any illegal narcotics that pass through the city. Your marching orders are go make money, said OConnell to Loghran, but the remark was meant for Diego. Diego and his fellow K-9 officers can be very lucrative for the cities they serve. New K-9 of cer and his partner get tough marching orders When Diego and his fellow K-9s find drugs that lead to the arrest of a suspect, their police departments can keep all or part of the seized property. Those properties or vehicles are sold at auction and the proceeds are deposited into the citys law enforcement trust fund. Money can be withdrawn with commission approval to buy vehicles or other policerelated equipment. In May of 2007, Rasta, the citys K-9 at the time, assisted with the seizure of five kilos of cocaine, 17 lbs. of marijuana, and over $108,000 in U.S. currency. All of that money was deposited into the citys trust fund. Diego was purchased for $8,000 from that fund.. Funds can also be withdrawn for community organizations and projects. In 2009, the Wilton Manors Police Department donated $500 to Wilton Manors Elementary School to pay for new books, flash cards and other supplies. Diegos manners at the city meeting were well in hand, but the police department is confident Diego will have his way when it comes to illegal drugs. I promised you Id be back [with a new drug dog], said OConnell to commissioners. We have great expectations for Diego and his partner. According to OConnell, Loghran and Diego still have more training to do but should be on the street by the beginning of February. to the economic downturn in the local real estate market, the developer placed that project on hold, and the property fell into foreclosure. The current site development plan is similar to the previous plan except that it calls for less commercial live/work space. The new plan calls for 3,154 square feet versus the previous 11,845 square feet. The project complies with district regulations and the land development code and exceeds landscape requirements. The developer has agreed to bury power lines on Fifth Avenue. The citys traffic consultant, Traf-Tech Engineering, Inc. said adjacent roadways and intersections can safely and adequately accommodate traffic generated from the proposed development and still maintain current levels of service. Developer Rob Saporiti of Fort Lauderdale said, The benefits will be immense. He said the project will result in increased revenues and higher taxes to the city. He said the total tax value will be $10 million projecting nearly $60,000 in annual ad valorem taxes. We want change if its good. Im against this project, Edwards said. This project will be near the park. What kind of people will live there? What kind of businesses? Would you want 90 units next door to you, in your backyard? she asked. Think hard before you vote on this, Edwards urged commissioners. I dont like it. I dont want it. I hope you will vote against it. DevelopmentContinued from page 17 Of cer Kevin Loghran with Diego.

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24 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach The second annual Unity in the Community is coming soon to the Community Park and Amphitheater, 2001 NE 10 St. The event, aimed at bringing everyone in the city together to create a dialogue and foster unity, is set from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Billed as a Family Fun Day, the celebration features entertainment, exhibits by businesses and cultural, religious and civic groups plus free food and beverages. About 2,000 turned out for last years event, and even more are expected this year, according to Carolyn Mann, board chairperson. Besides all the fun, she said the event helps make residents aware of resources in the community. New this year is a Charity Bounce Horse Derby, run by Pompano Has Heart, Inc., the citys disaster relief charity that helps those in need locally and abroad. Sponsors who donate $200 get to have their jockey compete in a 40-foot race on the turf in front of the community stage next to the amphitheater. The derby includes a Chinese auction for wagering for prizes on each of the heats and the finale. Proceeds from sponsors go to scholarships See UNITY on page 25Free food, games, entertainment at 2nd Annual Unity in the Community event on Feb. 2 Presbyterians show off Scottish pride Jan. 20Pompano Beach Anyone with a drop of Scottish blood is welcome to celebrate Scottish Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, The Pink Church, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. The opening procession will include Scots with tartans, ags and bagpipes. A special liturgy will include music of Scotland and traditional homemade shortbreads will served following the service. The church is located at 2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach. Call 954-941-2308.Jerry Mosley Jr., 10, aims for a strike during Unity in the Community as his brother, Jacob, 2, waits for his turn at last years event. Unity in the Community offers family-friendly events, giveaways and food; all free and all in the name of bringing residents from all over Pompano closer together. [Photo by Michael dOliveira]Justin Proffitt, senior planner Justin Proffitt, senior plannerTaste of the Beach 2013Lauderdale-By-The-Sea The Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers for its Taste of the Beach event, Feb. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. on El Mar Drive. To sign up, call the Chamber at 954-776-1000.

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The Pelican 25 Friday, January 18, 2013 for local students. Another special treat and also new this year is a live auction with Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher as auctioneer. Items include a grill donated by Lowes, remote control boats and planes and a 52-meal coupon book from Chick-fil-A. Entertainment on two stages includes Blanche Ely High School Jazz Band, Brazilian Capoeira [a combination of martial arts and dance], IndoCaribbean demonstrations by Jaya Devi Arts, Inc., Polynesian dancers and the Pompano Beach High School drama team. Other performers are the dancers from King School of the Arts, Children in the Spirit Preschool Choir, Pro-Am Dance Studio, ATA Karate and a Zumba demonstration by Curves. First Christian Church Youth Choir and the New Presbyterian Church Childrens Choir will perform. Bill (Clancy) Jaycox will sing the Pompano song he composed. DJ Joe Balistreri will help to emcee and provide music during breaks. Providing free food are Checkers Old Munchen, Chick-fil-A of Pompano Beach, Nelsons Diner, The Hog, Bobby Rubinos, Island Kisses Preserve, Inc., FritoLay, Pepsi Beverages Co., Zona Fresca and Tijuana Flats. Childrens activities are planned, including a puppet show, bounce houses, facepainting and bowling with Diamond Strikes. A.C. Moore is providing crafts for children and balloon animals. The Unity event is cosponsored by the city of Pompano Beach and the Broward Sheriffs Office. BSO will be on hand with their SWAT team and canine demonstrations. The Pompano Beach Fire Department also will provide a demonstration, and their clown will entertain. The Community Blood Centers Bloodmobile also will be at the event. Various levels of sponsorships of Unity in the Community are available, ranging from $250 to $5,000. Businesses or organizations that would like to help sponsor the event should contact Ron Boehl at 954UnityContinued from page 24 709-5894 or Carolyn Mann at cmannpfs@hotmail.com. A six-member volunteer board has been at work for a year planning this event, along with several committees. In addition to Mann, board members are Ron Boehl, Kathy Norris, Carol Waldrop, Robert Holmes and Diana Broadbelt-Thomas. Four of the six, Mann, Boehl, Norris and Waldrop, all live in Cresthaven. Holmes and Broadbelt-Thomas are from northwest Pompano Beach. Everyone is welcome. It will be a fun day. Come out and meet your neighbors, Mann urged. For more information, call 954-709-5894 or e-mail playa96419@aol.com.Last year, BSO mounted patrol let this child get up close with this horse.

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26 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Classi edsCall 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. 10-26 NOW HIRING BREAKFAST COOKS!! Part Or Full Time. All Shifts. Open 7 Days. Apply 2211 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors Courtyard Caf. 2-1SEEKING EMPLOYMENTCAREGIVER/COMPANION Caucasian Woman With 25 Yrs Exp. To Assist & Care For Your Loved Ones. Days. References Available. 954-482-5494. 1-18 HOME HEALTH AIDE To Care For Alzheimer Patient. Tube Feeding. Run Errands, Light Cooking. Also Airport Trips! Call 954-226-2089. HHA 24 YEARS EXP. Seeking Employment. Available 24/7. Shopping, Errands, Appointments. Exp. Alzheimers & Dementia, Etc. 954-826-5499. 1-18 CNA/HHA 12 YEARS EXP. Excellent References. Caring Professional Seeks Job Liveout. Light Housekeeping, Driving. 954-709-2597. 1-18 LIVE IN CAREGIVER Full Or Part Time. Will Care For The Elderly. Years Of Experience!! More Information Call 954-297-9761. 1-18 LPN / CNA Experienced, Honest & Reliable Seeking Full Time Or Part Time Job. Live-Out Preferred. Excellent References. Own Transportation. 954-224-3900. 1-18 CHURCH FOR RENTCHURCH FOR RENT Pompano Beach! Well Furnished. Great Sound System Available. Seats 20. MUST RENT! Only $275/ MONTH. Please Call For Availability! 954-588-4985 Or 754-281-0922. 1-18 SERVICES DANNY BOY ELECTRIC Lic & Insured. Lic. #EC13004811. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. 24/Hr Service. 954-290-1443. Beat Any Written Estimate. Sr, Discount. 2-8 GINGERS HOUSEKEEPING 20 YRS EXP. (Licensed) References Available Love To Clean Windows! Refrigerators, Ovens. No Problem. FREE Estimates. 954-200-4266. CROWN MOLDING Enhance Your Home For The Holidays. Call Margie At Royal Crown Molding. 954-717-1805. (Woman Owned). 2-8 MIKE THE GARDENER The All American Yardman Yard And Garden Care Get Te Best For Less! Call 561-5436337. 1-18 VISION ELECTRIC INCLicensed/Insured. Electrical Service & Installation. No Job Too Small. #EC13002184 Call 954-274-4513. 1-25 MARCELAS CLEANING Residential Cleaning. Affordable Service You Can Trust! Experienced & GREAT References. 954-376-0524. 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. 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. C SELL YOUR BUSINESS!! Call Russell Cohen 954-646-7651 www. abiz4sale.comr cohen@ tworld.com. Transworld Business Br okers Lic R.E. Broker. 2-1 MUSICIANS 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. 1-25 FURNITUREBEDSETS-King $180-Queen $130-Full $110-Twin $90. 5 Pc Bedroom Set $399. Frames $39. www.bedsbestbargain.com 954-465-6498. 2-8 CO-OP FOR SALEPOMPANO LARGE 1 BEDROOM CO-OP Screened Porch. 55/Over. No Pets. Heated Pool. Near Beach, Golf, Shopping. $65,000 Furnished. 302-690-8285. 1-18 GARAGE SALEDEERFIELD BEACH MOVING SALE!! Saturday 9am 3pm. 1321 SE 2 Street. Household, Appliances, Furniture, Clothes. MUCH MORE!!! Great Bargains. 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. 1-25 POMPANO BEACH CALIBAN CANAL Off NE 14 St. Causeway. No Fixed Bridges. Water & Electric. Up To 33 $325 Month. 954-7814994. 1-18

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The Pelican 27 Friday, January 18, 2013 Call The Pelican at 954-783-8700!Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 HOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO CHARMING 2/1 Home. Asking $975 Per Month. 611 NE 34 Street. Call Darci 954783-3723. 1-25 POMPANO COZY 3/2 With Central Air Conditioning. Fenced In Yard. $1,200 Per Month. 540 NE 35 Street. Call Darci At 954-7833723. 1-25 POMPANO BEACH Leisureville. 3/2 1 Car Garage,. $1,200 Month Yearly Lease Utilities Not Included. Available February 1st. 954649-8867. 1-18 REAL ESTATE WANTEDI BUY HOUSES!! CASH!! AS IS! QUICK CLOSE! ANY AREA ANY CONDITION! NO EQUITY OK. CALL NOW 954-914-2355. 1-18 CONDOS FOR SALEPOMPANO LEISUREVILLE 55+ 1/1 No Land Lease. Totally Upgraded. New Appliances New A/C. Movein Condition. Pet Allowed. FREE Golf-2 Pools. Furniture Optional. Bob 203-430-0235. 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. 2-1CONDOS 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. APTS FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH 1 BR & 2 BR APTS FOR RENT. Remodeled, Paint, Tile, Etc. Washer / Dryer On Site. Pool. Pet Friendly. Call Noelle 888269-3095. 2-8 BEACH PADS FOR RENTShort Or Long Term. Luxury furnished/unfurnished studios for your short or long term stay. Daily rates now available (apply to certain units only when available). Longer the stay, better the value. Small pets welcome. Tropical pool, coin laundry, private parking. 1/1 available after March 2 1 left!!! Call today to book your private getaway!! All Bills Paid!!! WI-FI, Premium Cable, Water, Electric and more.. Contact Pax-Properties @ 888-729-4948 or 561-541-0308 Photos @ www.beachpads. net. 2-8 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. 2-1 POMPANO ATLANTIC / ICW AREA Duplex 1/1 Utilities Paid Including Electric. Yard. Long Term Lease Preferred. Non-Smoker. 954-415-8838. 1-18 LIGHTHOUSE POINT 1/1 Apt With Screened Room Available In Residential Neighborhood. $1,000 Month Yearly Lease. Call 609-638-1291. 1-18 BEACHY-KEEN! 2 Bedroom 2 Bath1 Block From The Sand In NE Pompano. Annual Lease $1,275 Month. 954-6148428. 1-18 POMPANO / MCNAB ROAD & NE 18 Avenue 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished/Unfurnished. $650 $850 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-295-7861. POMPANO BEACH 1/1 $650 NW NE 2/1 New $9952/1,5 Townhouse -Pool $1095 SW 1/1 $725 2/1 $925 2/2 $950 ALL FREE WATER. Rent + $75 App Mov-U-In. 954-781-6299. 1-25 POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $500. Easy Movein. 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT. Remodeled. Great Location. 954-783-1088 For More Info. 2-15 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. 1-25 UPSCALE OFFICE For Rent in a Psychologists Of ce For A Solo Professional. $950 / Month. In The Gateway Centre 2040 East Sample Rd Lighthouse Point. Windowed, Unfurnished Of ce 14 by 12.5. 954-942-3344. 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. 2-8 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. 1-25

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28 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Holly Hills photographer Jeff Easter captures the tropics with his vivid work depicting scenes of the Florida Keys. This is one is called Door to Paradise. Easter is one of the artists displaying work at the 33nd Deer ed Beach Festival of the Arts. shows how far we can go just using the sand, he said. Two of Mays most recent gigs were at the Fountainbleu on Miami Beach and the Westin in Hollywood where he created sand art for the visiting college football teams Alabama and Notre Dame. Also new this year will be the Coconut Lounge, a tent on the beach selling beer, wine and mimosas, the sidewalk art of Ritchie Soliday and the Coconut Caf with a dozen food vendors. A photographer who takes his art to a new level is among the festivals 130 exhibitors. Jeff Easter treats his photographs with a process known as giclee, prints on canvas and then mounts his work on wrapped wood frames using materials as unique as lobster traps. His subjects includes city scapes, nature and many, many images of the Florida Keys and Sanibel. He has been traveling for 20 years taking photos. This master photographer and craftsmen is also a photo restorer and will take a favorite photo and bring it back to life. Festival entertainment will be continuous beginning at 10 a.m. each day and featuring such local favorites as IkoIko, The Smuggling YoYos, Amber Leigh, The US Army Rock Band, the Andrew Morris Band and David Shelley. Art festContinued from page 4 At 2 p.m. on Saturday, a ash mob will sing America the Beautiful in a Random Act of Patriotism. This years Kids Korner will offer the art of sidewalk painting as well as a chance to decorate rain barrels which will be for sale. The juried exhibit is set up south of the shing pier with artists and crafters from all over the U.S., many of them favorites from years past. Beach parking is at a premium. Drivers are encouraged to park in the Cove Shopping Center, Hillsboro Blvd., and the Intracoastal Waterway and ride the free shuttles to the beach. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954-7828096.1-22 Card party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. hosted by the Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does Drove 142 at the Pompano Beach Elks Lodge, 700 NE 10 St. Cost is $4 and includes desert, coffee or tea. Reservations required. 561479-2002. 1-24 Rotary Club of Oakland Park/Wilton Man-SightingsContinued from page 14 ors from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill, 4711 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park. 954-4916158.Education & Self Development1-23 Driver Safety Course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Collins Community Center, 3900 NE 3 Ave., Oakland Park. Registration required. 954-557-5817. 1-24 Learn to speak English in a conversational practice class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Deer eld Beach Percy See SIGHTINGS on page 30

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30 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Send your news to mdpelican@ yahoo.com or call 954-783-8700! Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFJeff Walls, manager at RJ Boyle Studios in Lighthouse Point, has a big tip for anglers looking to catch something this weekend: Its going to be rough. The second part of the tip? Stay close to shore. When they get out [there] its going to be rough. The weathers going to turn [bad]. This front is not going to help anything. But for those who feel up to the task of fighting the Anglers may want to stay close to shore this weekend weather and the fish at the same time, there might be more bad weather than good fishing. The swordfish and sailfish bite has been slow. It should get better after this front gets away from us. But its not all bad news. The pier might be a good place to cast your line out and, said Walls, The kingfish have been biting and bottom fishing should be decent because of a good north current. Call RJ Boyle Studios at 954-420-5001.SightingsContinued from page 28White Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Held Thursdays. 954-357-7680. 1-25 Cooking class at 7:30 p.m. at The Heart of the Olive, 816 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Class led by chef Nick Quay, and will include demonstrations on how to use olive oils, balsamic, salts, rubs, dips, spreads and more. Reservation required. Cost is $20, deposit is $10. 754-222-8071.Events & Activities1-21 Martin Luther King Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 St. Deer eld Beach. Live entertainment, parade, kids activities and other activities. 954-480-4429. 1-23 Ballroom dancing at 7 p.m. at Jarvis Hall 4501 N. Ocean Drive, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea. World champion dancer Julia Pekarskaya will present the program. Open to the public. 954-640-4225.

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The Pelican 31 Friday, January 18, 2013 Hes been there for me when I was a successful model and when I became a breast cancer survivor. Im so lucky to have him. My philosophy is Attitude of gratitude. Im too blessed to be stressed. Millers advice to all seniors is Keep yourself active to avoid boredom. Become good at something you like to do and keep improving on your skills for own bene t. If youre good at what you do, share your talents with others. I do. Heres a sample of one of Millers poems written in 1999: When I wake up in the morning, and the sun is shining bright, I know exactly where it comes from and who put it in my sight. He seems to know the feeling a sunny day will bring, Just listen for His birds and when they begin to sing. There are those times when His color choice is gray, Still Im grateful for another living day. But when tomorrow comes with His sunbeams out again to play I look skyward with a joyful happy face And thank Him in a most respectful way. Congratulations on turning 100, Jerry Miller, and thank you for lling the world around you with music and poetry. then, Ive been published and even been invited to become a member of the International Poet Society. One of the poems I wrote and sent to President Reagan was an encouraging poem when the Democrats were picking on him. I have his thank you letter framed and hanging on my living room wall. Music and poetry lled his life then and now. At one point he had a 12-pc. orchestra that played country clubs, graduations and parties. With a sigh he admits hes the sole survivor of all of his musician friends. Wife, Gail, who was on hand for this interview says, Beside all of his many accomplishments, Jerry has been a very supportive husband. wonderful birthday party. Music has always lled his spare time. He says, I wrote my rst song when I was 14. I wrote my rst musical when I was 23. It was performed in 1936 at the Center Mens Club Follies in Port Chester, N. Y. It was a sellout. In 1942, as a private in the Air Force, Miller had a radio show, Prelude to Sunset featuring him singing and playing the piano. He recalls, I was a hit and played ve days a week until I left for of cers candidate school. I came out of the service as a captain in the Air Force. I was the head of receiving, shipping and repair of the warehouses at the Oklahoma City Air Depot. I was in charge of starting the rst supply depot for the B-29s that were headed for the Paci c war front. He chuckles, saying, I think my after hours entertaining at the piano, along with a drummer and great guitarist, at the of cers club kept me from being sent overseas. His recall is amazing. I retired Dec. 11, 1980. We were snowbirds for years right here in Pompano Beach. We became full time residents in 2005. In 1986, while in the hospital, I became a poet. Since MillerContinued from page 10

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Friday, January 18, 2013 Vol. XXI, Issue 3 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 By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Benjamin Franklin may have had a respect for the penny, but today most people, War of the pennies eases tensions about FCAT, motivates students to raise the bar banks and businesses nd these coins a nuisance. Not so at Pompano Beach Middle School where the humble penny has reached new heights. It has spurred healthy competition and some irresistible sabotage among eighth graders—and their teachers. It’s all in fun as these students prepare to face up to the FCAT, See PENNIES on page 16 Pier property development moves forwardBut commissioners want parking issues addressedBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – City commissioners moved ahead with agreements that will develop the 6.5-acre shing pier parcel into a restaurant/retail center despite fears that parking will be at a premium. Leases on the parcel located between A1A and the ocean and Atlantic Blvd., and NE 5 Street would guarantee the city revenues of $372,000 annually plus a percentage of gross revenues over $4.8 million. The leases are for 50 years with increases of 7.5 percent after the sixth year. City Commissioner Barry Dockswell, whose district includes the beach said, “I agree with some See PIER on page 14Chief departs city with high praise for manyBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFF Former BSO Dist. 10 Chief Pete Sudler said goodbye Tuesday sprinkling his comments with heavy doses of humor about being home alone with daytime TV, and at the same time lauding his staff, the city commission and expressing his gratitude at SUDLERSee SUDLER on page 15 Pennies at Pompano Beach Middle School have sparked fun and competition among teachers and students. Pictured in center is Wend y Lamb-Labonte, bank manager of TD Bank in Lighthouse Point. She invited the students to cash in the pennies at the bank’s penny arcade. [Staff photo]By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach – The 96 units at Stanley Terrace, one of the city’s low-income housing projects, will be completely renovated to “green” speci cations thanks to a new Housing and Urban Development Initiative that has awarded $8.6 million to the Deer eld Beach Housing Authority. Exact amount of the renovations will not be known until a needs DBHA gets grant to rehab Stanley Terraceassessment is completed said Dr. Nadine Jarmon, the Authority’s Executive Director. When that amount has been determined a portion of the grant, $400,000 or more, will be available for partnering with the city on other programs, Dr. Jarmon said. She gave credit for the grant to the city’s Section 8 Director Rochelle Hobbs, adding Deer eld has a “high performing housing authority” with the management capacity to carry out the grant. Only two other Florida authorities were chosen for the HUD funds. Converting Stanley Terrace into a “green” building will save future utility costs, Dr. Jarmon said. In addition, the interiors of the units will be remodeled. All the work must be completed within three years she said.MLK Day eventsDeer eld Beach – Dr. Martin See MLK EVENTS on page 13

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2 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 SightingsA community calendar for Northeast Broward County. Send your event information to mdpelican@yahoo.com With champagne utes and silent auction prizes in hand, members of the Taste of LHP committee are nalizing plans for this year’s event. From leftDiane Jurcik, Lou Petrone, Patty Miranda, Penni Morris, Mike McLain, Kimberly Bean, Charlie Spalma and Charlie Davis. [Photo by Jeff Graves] Corrected story on page 11. Taste of Lighthouse Point, Jan. 22Art 1-18 – Island City Art Walk from 7 to 10 p.m. along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Businesses along the street host an artist and serve up free appetizers and refreshments. Visit www. islandcityartwalk.com. 1-18 – Fort Lauderdale Orchid Show at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 Ne 8 St., Fort Lauderdale. Show runs until Jan. 20; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Thousands of orchids can be seen and orchid supplies and orchid-related items will be for sale. Tickets are $5 for advance purchase, $10 at the door. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Visit www. os.org or 954-828-5380. 1-18 – Our-Art-By-TheSea Art Show Meet the Artists event from 3 to 5 p.m. at Herb Skolnick Community Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. Event is free. Art show runs until Feb. 6. 954-786-4590. 1-19 – Performing Arts of India from 3 to 4 p.m. at Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students. 954-340-5000. 1-18 – Collection of Andy Warhol’s paintings and drawings of classic American cars at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, One E. Las Olas Blvd. Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for military and seniors and $5 for children six and older. Children ve and under are free. 954-262-0204.Auctions, Sales & Giveaways1-19 – Yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park. 954630-4511.Books & Lectures1-21 – Marjory Lyons, Ph. D., will give a talk and review of the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson at 10 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Cost is $10. 954-205-3552.See SIGHTINGS on page 10

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The Pelican 3 Friday, January 18, 2013 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – On Wednesday, residents, city of cials and former golf pro Greg Norman celebrated the of cial opening of the newly renovated Pines Course at the Municipal Golf Course. Mayor Lamar Fisher said the $3 million project, designed by Norman’s golf course design company, would be an economic engine for the city by bringing in tourists from around the world and by attracting locals to the Pines Course transformed from a “pig’s ear into a silk purse”area. The course is in Dist. 2, represented by Commissioner Charlotte Burrie. “When I was young, and all the body parts worked, I played the Pines Course. And now I’ve never seen the Pines look so good,” said Burrie. Norman, who joked that the course has been transformed from a “pig’s ear into a silk purse,” got his start in golf on a municipal course and said it’s important that the game be accessible at the grass roots level. “I’ve enjoyed redesigning this course. Now you’re the ones who have to go out and enjoy every round you play,” he told the crowd. The new 7,119-yard course has ve water hazards, more than 50 sand traps and Tifeagle grass and a special Bermuda grass for greens. Call 954-786-4142. Jean-Luc Fortin, Solange Fortin and Ed Saulnier. Jim Lyng stands proudly with his hurley stick. Lyng had the stick signed by Greg Norman, one of many world famous pro-golfers who has put their John Hancock on the stick over the years. Kathy Stewart, Pompano Golf Advisory Board Member Angela Curtin and Jackie Peck. Curtin shows off Norman’s signature. [Below] Norman is mobbed by signature-seekers.

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4 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Free eye exam at Festival of the Arts Deer eld Beach A free check for ‘lazy eye,’ a condition found in young children, will be available at the Pediatric Opthomology of South Florida booth at the Festival of the Arts, Jan. 26 and 27. The exam takes less than ve minutes and is able to detect symptoms of lazy eye which can then be evaluated by a physician. The condition is best treated when discovered in children before the age of seven. Pediatric Opthomology has of ces in Boca Raton and is af liated with the Chris Evert Children’s Hospital at Broward Health.By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach – This city’s annual seaside art event, the Festival of the Arts, returns Jan. 26 to 27 with new features to compl ement the 130 exhibits, food and music that is the usual fare. Making his debut appearance at the 33rd annual festival is Pompano Arts festival adds sidewalk art, sand sculptures, beach bar to the funBeach artist John May whose medium is sand. Friday, Jan. 25, May will dump 10 tons of the gritty stuff at the main beach parking lot and by Sunday morning will have created what he will only describe as a giant sand sculpture with an artistic theme. May does not add color to his sculptures preferring the sand’s natural color which See ART FEST on page 28 Sand sculpture commemorating Alabama’s national football championship.

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The Pelican 5 Friday, January 18, 2013 Planning this year’s Deer eld Beach Chamber of Commerce gala are, from left, Kristen Obst, Karen Roumay, Carmen Garcia, Gordon Vatch, Karen Bartell, Cindy Trueson, Claire Molinari and Kiku Martinson. [Photo by Jeff Graves.] Chamber gala will honor seven citizens who give from the heartDeer eld Beach – Seven citizens who give more than their time to the community will receive “Heartfelt Awards” at the Deer eld Beach Chamber of Commerce gala Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Embassy Suites. Themed “Love Our Community,” the gala is the Chamber’s major fundraiser and features dining, dancing, silent and live auction. The seven chosen to be honored for their public service service which involves a deep commitment to a causeare Gordon Vatch, Relay for Life; Joan Guild, NE Focal Point CASA; Judi Stanich, Cultural Committee; Butch Santy, Police Athletic League; Lincoln McThay, youth sports; Seena Wilson, volunteer homework tutor at Deer eld Beach Elementary School and the Boys and Girls Club; and Charlie Thompson, all-round good citizen. The gala committee headed by Executive Board Chair Kiku Martinson is compiling an intriguing list of auction items that include a lobster dive, ride with a BSO deputy, lunch with Mayor Peggy Noland, a $4,000 diamond ring, a blimp ight for two, a glam get together at Bloomingdale’s, three-day stay at the Hilton, a physician’s concierge membership, tness memberships and restaurant gift cards. Tickets are $125 at the Chamber’s website, deer eldchamber.com. A portion of the proceeds bene t the International Society for Autism. By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFF

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6 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Pompano Beach, Deer eld Beach, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Wilton Manors, Oakland Park and 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 XXI, Issue 3 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Opinion & LettersDon’t spoil Pompano’s public beach land, says residentTo the Editor, The citizens of Pompano Beach revised the city charter to protect the Pier Parking Lot by forbidding its sale, or any lease, except for a purpose which will provide a bene t to the public at large. On Jan. 8, the city commission approved a rst reading of a pier redevelopment lease agreement which provides for seven commercial structures, 48,500 sq. feet of retail and restaurant space and a 150room hotel to be built on the Pier Parking Lot. When complete, this construction will leave beach goers with 100 fewer parking spaces than were available before the addition of street parking on Pompano Beach Boulevard. The citizens of Pompano Beach acted to protect the beach and adjacent park lands so that current and future residents and visitors could have reasonable and adequate access to Pompano’s great beach. Pompano needs affordable, easily accessible beach parking. We need a restaurant or two and limited, beach oriented retail so that beach goers can get a meal and buy suntan lotion or sand toys for their families. I do not believe that residents passed a referendum and revised the city charter so that a shopping center or a privately owned entertainment district could be built on public lands, yet that is what the proposed lease agreement will allow. If you have concerns about limiting development on this public property and insuring easily accessible parking for all beach goers, contact your commissioner before the second reading, Jan. 22. Barbara Gordon Pompano Beach [Editors note: the agreements do not include construction of a hotel at this time.] Pompano’s ArtHall returns Pompano Beach – ArtHall, a cross promotion of business and art, has returned to the Business Resource Center [BRC]. Each month, ArtHall features the works of local artists. In addition to the gala event, the public is encouraged to view the work of the artists during the BRC’s regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 954-586-1111. See story on page 19.Marcia Hirschy Heidi Ludwig Laura Sue, the “Silver Nightingale.” What a great time to get serious about recycling hazardous wastes, electronics and old drugs. Broward County has taken the rst step; now it’s time to follow. Through a partnership between Broward County Solid Waste and Recycling Services and Partner Cities and Fort Lauderdale, a free drop-off event for household hazardous waste, used electronics and old medications will take place on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 301 N. Andrews Ave. Bring the following items for disposal: household hazardous waste, including leftover cooking oil, compact uorescent lamps, uorescent tubes, paint, solvents, motor oil, pesticides, household chemicals, lawn and pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, propane tanks and re extinguishers. Used electronics accepted include TVs, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, cell phones, CD and DVD players, and rechargeable batteries. Unused, unwanted and expired medications for safe disposal can also be dropped off. Items not accepted are stereos, microwaves, kitchen appliances, explosives, biohazardous waste and business-generated waste. Proof of Broward County residency such as a driver’s license or current utility bill is required. Call 954-765-4999. Take on the good resolution to recycle more in 2013 Mayor Peggy Noland congratulates Quiet Waters Elementary School rst graders Natalie Damiano, Sabastian Gaviria and Caleb Rodrigues. Not pictured, Sophia Pouliot.By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach – The chance to draw their vision of streets in the future attracted young artists from Quiet Water Elementary School to a poster contest sponsored by the city. This month, the winners were recognized with certi cates and introduced to city commissioners. The “Complete Streets” concept balances all modes of transportation and creates safe corridors for pedestrians and cyclists. The focus is on moving people using mass transit rather than cars. Winners were rst graders Caleb Rodrigues, Natalie Damiano, Sebastian Gaviria and Sophia Pouliot and fth-grader Eren Akgunduz. Certi cates of merit went to Kids get it when it comes to ‘complete streets’Aaron Camarq, Erik Soto, Gabriel Gros, Isadora Santa Lucia, Jacqueline Dasilva, Lucas Myata, Nayata Escobar, Noah Rotkowitz, Saryna Butler and Trianna Le in rst grade; and Natalie Luna in fth grade.

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The Pelican 7 Friday, January 18, 2013 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFOakland Park – Five years ago, Oakland Park registered as a National Wildlife Federation Community Habitat. Now this city is near the end of the certi cation process. “We’re close. I think we need 29 more residents to be certi ed,” said Charles Livio, Oakland Park’s horticulturist. The program encourages community members to plant native foliage that can sustain City rolls out welcome mat for native plants, wild life, pride butter ies and other local wildlife. With a population of about 42,000, Oakland Park needs 450 points. Each home, townhome or apartment certi ed is worth one point. Three points are given for every public site, workplace, park, community garden, farm, place of worship or other common area certi ed. Five points are awarded for every school certi ed. Community and See NATIVE YARDS on page 11 This certi ed yard, located on Northeast 34 Drive in Oakland Park, is the “Certi ed Yard of the Month.” [Photo courtesy of Charles Livio]

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8 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. You can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. By Mike d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Pascale Giattini says if you’re looking “for a little French Aloha spirit or just looking for some great food in a great ambience, drop by Chez Caf.” Giattini, new owner of Chez Caf, 1631 S. Cypress Chez Caf celebrates new ownership with grand openingRoad., is celebrating her purchase with a grand opening tomorrow, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. with free coffee, raf e drawings and more. Originally from Quebec City in Canada, Giattini’s aloha spirit comes from spending 15 years in Hawaii. Asked why she bought Chez Caf, she said it already had a built-in clientele and she felt at home when she walked in. “I was looking for a business in Florida. I needed a challenge. Everybody was so friendly. That did it for me.” Giattini has also streamlined the menu that includes pastries, Panini sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, croissants, smoothies, wraps, bagels and a kids menu. Still offered is the Wi-Fi internet, the drive-thru and Chez’s coffee selection, including frappuccinnos. “Of course, we still specialize in all the coffees.” And there will be a new look to this local favorite. “I updated the exterior . with a little of the feminine touch,” said Giattini. Next month, Chez Cafe will offer local entertainment with live music and open microphones. Visit www.chezcafe.biz or call 954-933-3453. mdpelican@yahoo.com By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFWhat could be more exciting for boaters than a career in brokering and selling boats? For Anthony Censoplano, manager of the beautiful Lighthouse Point showroom at 2600 N. Federal Highway and Dan Fry, Sales, that’s the story. Fry, a lifelong sailor and boat enthusiast, says “We both love talking about boats. We’ve both had long careers in sales, so brokering, selling, and trade-ins are fascinating subjects. Now to be able to offer customers the top of the line new models by Pursuit and ShearWater is fantastic. Our exciting storefront, Ocean Blue’s third in South Florida, will have a grand opening on Feb. 22 and 23, right after the Miami Boat Show.” Censoplano adds, “Some of our best-selling models will be on display at the Miami Boat Show including Center Consoles, Dual Consoles, and Off Shore boats.” Ocean Blue’s new boat Ocean Blue Yacht Sales and brokerage is also the exclusive area dealer for Pursuits and ShearWaters Aunt Mary’s Attic SaleLighthouse Point There will be a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 2700 NE 36 St. Household items, furniture, clothes, jewelry, books and more will be on sale. Refreshments will also be served. Call 954-9439154.Garden Club’s annual saleLauderdale-By-TheSea – The Garden Club of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea will have its Annual Rummage, Garden and Bake Sale on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive. Proceeds go to support area charities. The club meets the second Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. Call 954942-1639 or 954-393-2008. Anthony Censoplano, left, manager and Dan Fry, sales, are excited to have the exclusive area dealership for Pursuit and ShearWater boats which are on display in the new Ocean Blue Yacht Sales and Brokerage store at 2600 N. Federal Hwy. in Lighthouse Point. [Photo by Phyllis J. Neuberger]offerings include ShearWater and Sterling boats, which come in a range of 17to 27feet. They are shallow water shing boats for in-shore shing. Ocean Blue is the exclusive dealer for Pursuits in this area. Pursuits have in their lineup of boats, those that can go after that “big sh” and others that offer the comfort of cruisers that can make the trip to the Bahamas easily. He is quick to remind readers that Ocean Blue is also a boat brokerage business that can sell the public’s used boats. “We love showing and selling our new inventory, but we also sell used boats and take in trade-ins.” Censoplano has high praise for Pursuit. “It’s the Rolls Royce of boats,” he says. “Pursuit has introduced what has to be the most exciting boat in the water. It will be the talk of the Miami Boat Show where the Pursuit SC365i, a new innovative design, will be seen there by boat owners from around the world. Pursuit, considered SC-365i will be the talk of the town at the upcoming Miami Boat Show.See OCEAN BLUE on page 22Republican Club meetingPompano Beach – The Pompano Beach Republican Club will meet on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St. Roger Gingerich, CPA, will discuss the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and tax identi cation fraud. Attorney Cara Pavalock will follow up with a discussion of the legal rami cations of identity theft. Call 954-786-7536.

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10 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Making a DifferencePhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people who are making a difference. Phyllis’s new book, China Dahl, is available on amazon.com. Call 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFThe Pelican almost asked Jerome S. Miller, who is better known as Jerry, for a birth certi cate because this lively man with a sharp wit doesn’t t the image. One could lose a lot of cash betting on his age. He moves swiftly over to his piano and hits those ivories better than many pianists in local clubs. The paper discovered Jerry when Joyce Murray called to say, “I have a remarkable candidate for your weekly “Making A Difference” feature story. “Jerry Miller is still entertaining different groups at St. Gabriel Parish. He amazes me because, except for a hearing de cit, he’s as quick and alert as a much younger person. He’s done so much, and he still does enjoy giving of his talents. I can’t believe he is celebrating Jerry Miller turned 100 this week, but he’s still entertaining on the piano at St. Gabriel ParishJerry says the most important thing he ever did in life was to marry his beautiful wife of 47 years, shown here with him at one of the many St. Gabriel events they enjoy attending. Jerry Miller turned 100 years old this week and he still plays the piano and entertains at several St. Gabriel functions.his 100–year birthday,” said Murray. Jerry plays the piano on a regular basis for the Vincentian Meals for the Homeless, the Sunday morning pancake breakfast, the ‘Coffee And’ group, and at some of the social events in his condo.” When Miller thought about this list of his current activities, he added, “I used to entertain the Seniors in Day Care at St. Elizabeth’s. Asked if he enjoys what he does, he laughs and says, “Do I enjoy it? It’s my life.” His working years were spent at Miller’s Lilliputian Shoppe which he owned for 50 years in Stamford, Ct. “The store was my daddy’s idea,” he explains. “We opened on Dec. 3l, 1930 in the height of the depression. Dad thought a children’s store was a good idea because there were none in the area, and even though times were tough, parents were more likely to spend money on their children then on themselves.” As he reminisced about his life, he said, “It feels like yesterday.” Then, turning to his stunning wife, Miller said, “The most important thing I ever did was to marry Gail 47 years ago. She was chosen Woman of the Year by the Archdiocese of Miami four years ago. She’s beautiful inside and out. She was a model, you know. She modeled a lot for Pehle’s and other retailers. She’s still a model at our church fashion shows. “We have a son, a daughter in law, and a wonderful grandson and granddaughter. They were all on hand for my See MILLER on page 31Sports registrationOakland Park – Registration is open for youth ag football, boys and girls ages 6 to 16 as of March 11, and men’s basketball and soccer, ages 18 and over. Proof of age is required. The fee for ag football is $55 for residents and $100 for non-residents. The games begin in March and participants will be divided into three age divisions. The fee for men’s basketball is $400 per team with games starting in February. The fee for men’s soccer is $600 per team with games starting in March. To register, call Parks and Leisure Services at 954-6304530 or 954-630-4506.Presidential performanceDeer eld Beach – Presidents and Their First Ladies will be performing as President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Deer eld Beach Percy White Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd. This duo will perform in character and costume providing insight into the personal lives of our past president and rst lady. To reserve a seat, call 954-3577680. 1-23 – Beach Readers Book Club from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Beach Branch Library, 221 Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954357-7830.Business1-23 – Wednesday Winners from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bobby Rubino’s, 2501 N Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Cost is $15. 954-9711077. 1-24 – Wilton Manors Business Association meeting at 12 p.m. at Primanti Brothers, 516 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Wilton Manors. 954-565-7100. 1-25 – The Originals at Jukebox Diner, 2773 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach. Price is cost of breakfast. 954-803-4174. 1-26 – SCORE : Business workshop from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Deer eld Beach Percy White Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd., covers what is needed to start a business. 954-356-7263. SightingsContinued from page 2 See SIGHTINGS on page 14

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The Pelican 11 Friday, January 18, 2013 education projects also earn points. The city will earn 10 points with its free tree giveaway for residents on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Hwy. There will also be a cleanup on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8:45 a.m. at Lakeside Sand Pine Preserve, 2820 NW 27 Ave. That’s worth ve more points. According to Livio, Oakland Park has 121 certi ed homes, businesses, schools and city facilities. It needs a total of 150. “It will be nished this year.” Livio says. M.E. DePalma, the Wilton Manors resident who led her city to certi cation in 2006, has been working with Livio for his city. “She is a treasure trove of information. How many people have a park named after them while they’re still alive?” asked Livio. M.E. DePalma Park is located at the corner of Northeast 7 Avenue and Northeast 20 Drive in Wilton Manors and was renamed in honor of DePalma in 2010. Wilton Manors was the 17th city in the nation to be certi ed and today has over 200 individually certi ed properties. DePalma said it’s hard to get people to certify their yards. “I think they’ve lost a lot of faith in what one person can do. It took me four years in Wilton Manors. [The challenge is] trying to convince people that they can make a difference.” But once one person on a street puts up his or her certi cation sign, DePalma said it’s only a matter of time before others get curious and start asking how they can get the plaque. “The next thing you know there are two or three on a street.” So why are people ready to jump into extra work? Livio is quick to answer. “It’s about beautiful communities. It’s not just an application or making improvements to your property. Others on the block want the same thing. Songbirds, butter ies, frogs and other wildlife come into the yards. If it’s good for the wildlife, it’s good for the humans.” And many humans agree. Recently, Wilton Manors Commissioner Tom Green and Wayne Sheppard, Wilton Manors special projects and grants coordinator, were certi ed as National Wildlife Federation stewards. “Tom Green is the rst [sitting] elected of cial in Broward County to be certi ed as a steward. Which I think is so cool. Wilton Manors has the highest percentage of any city in the United States with employees certi ed,” said DePalma. To learn more about how to get certi ed, call Charles Livio at 954-630-4511. Native yardsContinued from page 7 Annual Chamber “Tasting” event returns Jan. 22By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – Many years ago Mike McLain went to a food tasting event in New York City’s Central Park. He was so impressed by the experience he vowed to bring something similar to this city one day. Nine years ago, he had the chance. The edging LHP Chamber of Commerce needed to establish a fundraiser and McLain was asked to come up with a plan. His idea became the hugely successful Taste of Lighthouse Point, an event that had a slow start but today tends to be a sellout. This year, 20 local restaurants will participate Jan. 22 at the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Tennis Club. McLain estimates 400 to 450 people, most of them residents or business owners in the city, will attend. Kimberly Bean heads up the silent auction donations which include a vacation in a Vail condominium. Participating restaurants include Bobby Rubino’s, Bone sh Mac, Cap’sPlace, Costco, de Campo Osteria, Duffy’s, Edible Arrangements, GFS Market place, Hot Tomato, J. Mark’s, La Mimosa, LHP Yacht Club, Lito’s Turf & Surf, The Nauti Dawg Marina Caf, Oceans 234, Olympic Flame Diner, Packy’s Sports Grill, Publix, Red Fox Diner and Sicilian Oven. Purchase tickets at taste@ lhpchamber.com or 3640 N. Federal Highway. Call 954946-6610.

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The Pelican 13 Friday, January 18, 2013 SightingsA community calendar for Northeast Broward County. Send your event information to mdpelican@yahoo.comSend your news to mdpelican@ yahoo.com GFS grand opening in Lighthouse PointBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – The new 156th nationwide GFS Marketplace, 3260 N. Federal Hwy., had its soft opening last month, but on Jan. 22, at 10 a.m., the opening will be grand with city of cials, ribbons and the public. It’s the fourth GFS to open in Broward County. Lighthouse Point Mayor Fred Schorr and Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce President Michael McLain will be among the local of cials on hand. On Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. GFS will also set up a tent manned by its vendors to give out free food samples. The Deer eld Beach High School Band will perform on Saturday. Customers will also have a chance to win a $300 shopping spree for a week after the grand opening. “There will be all kinds of deli meats, hamburgers, hot dogs and appetizers. You name it; we’ll have it,” said Chris Wood, assistant store manager of the Lighthouse Point location. The store manager is Jay Oliver. As part of the celebration, GFS of cials will donate $1,000 to Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Center, a program for homeless persons. GFS is a 115-year-old family-owned wholesale company that got its start by selling to restaurants. The company has since opened to the public. The store’s inventory includes meats, spices, vegetables, cups, plates, kitchen equipment, restaurant uniforms and more. “We sell restaurant quality food. The quantities are in bulk because they’re designed for restaurants. The prices are wholesale,” said Wood. But, he added, customer service is what GFS does better than its competitors. “What really sets us apart is our service in our stores.” While the store is open to the public, business owners are encouraged to sign up for a Partnership in Savings card which keeps track of purchases and provides a rebate at the end of every calendar year. Rebate amounts are determined by the amount of purchases made during the year. Call 954-783-5200. Luther King’s birthday will be celebrated here Monday, Jan. 21 with a 10 a.m. parade beginning at Pioneer Park followed by a day of music and activities at Westside Par, 445 SW 2 Street. Keynote speaker at 11 a.m. will be Rev. Nathanial Knowles, senior pastor, Emmanual Church of Christ. Lacrosse clinicDeer eld Beach – A free lacrosse clinic for children ages 6 to 14 will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 at Westside Park, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Participants will be shown basic skills and take part in drills coached by the staff of the Indoor Sports Complex. For more detail, call 954-4804427. Westside Park is south of Hillsboro Blvd. on Martin Luther King Blvd. MLK eventsContinued from page 1

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14 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 citizens . I’d like for the city to have better nancial terms . but we have reached a point where the delay in time is more important than a few more dollars. “We are 18 months to this point. I don’t see the imperfections worth a rebid.” The process started in July 2011 with the developer Pompano Pier Associates LLC chosen in April of last year. They have six years to develop seven separate parcels within the acreage. Commissioner Charlotte Burrie, who along with Vice Mayor George Brummer voted against the agreements, said her constituents are not in favor of building a hotel on the site and she wants clarity on whether or not a parking garage will be included in development plans. “People who don’t live in the CRA don’t want you to put a hotel where there is no open space. I would like to see this project go forward without the hotel and with some kind of guarantee for parking,” Burrie said. She also said people want assurances that a library branch will be located in the area. Community Redevelopment Agency CoDirector Kim Briesemeister said building a hotel on the pier property would require a zoning amendment and land use change and will generate “plenty of discussion.” She said great attention is being paid to parking in the area and that there will be more discussion on the library in February. Commissioner Rex Hardin also said he was in “angst” over the parking situation around the pier. “Why can’t we just say we will do it [build a parking garage]?” he asked. City Manager Dennis Beach said a study has proven there is enough surface parking presently and that a 300-space parking garage would not be nancially feasible. However, he told the commission, “the city has the ability to address this.” Dockswell also said parking is at a premium. “The area is already a magnet without the restaurants and retail,” he said. “We need to get out in front of the parking issues.” Breisemiester said either the city or the CRA could guarantee payment of a parking garage.”You have the ability to build. It is how you are going to nance it,” she told the commission. [Judy Vik contributed research to this article.] jvwils@bellsouth.net PierContinued from page 1 Children & Family1-23 – Family Storytime from 6:30 to 7 p.m. at Wilton Manors Library, 500 NE 26 St. 954-390-2195. 1-24 – Wilton Manors Elementary School Magnet Program Open House at 7 p.m. at Wilton Manors Elementary School, 2401 NE 3 Ave. 954-322-8950.Clubs & Civic Organizations1-19 – Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club Westside meets at 8:30 a.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954-782SightingsContinued from page 10 See SIGHTINGS on page 28

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The Pelican 15 Friday, January 18, 2013 being Deer eld Beach’s top cop for three years. “I am disappointed I have to leave before the vision is completed,” Sudler said. With his family part of an appreciative audience, Sudler said his goal was to build a relationship with the community and for residents here to feel BSO provided a high level of customer service. Despite major staff reductions, Sudler said crime numbers are down here for the second year in a row. He cited the elimination of ‘pill mills’ as one of his department’s accomplishments and said this district of ce is “far ahead” when it comes to helping underprivileged kids with programs such as the Owl’s on Patrol and the Florida Atlantic University scholarship program. “We also have the best damn PAL [Police Athletic League] in the county,” Sudler said. He spoke of having had “a front row seat watching this city commission grow into the most professional in Broward County;” described City Attorney Andy Maurodis “as the most honest attorney (as well as the best dressed!)” and said City Manager Burgess Hanson’s “love for this city goes under appreciated.” Mayor Peggy Noland, Sudler added, “is the hardest working mayor I have ever met.” The former chief had words of thanks for a number of community supporters including the DART Corp. and JM Family Enterprises, both of which are major donors to local programs. Sudler was put on notice 30 days ago by incoming Sheriff Scott Israel that he would be terminated. A protg of former sheriff Al Lamberti, Sudler acknowledged his former chief saying Lamberti had given him “the greatest BSO command in the agency.” Sudler’s remarks, preceded by a video reprising his career here, drew a standing ovation and prolonged applause. The sheriff has named Capt. Robert Schnakenberg to head the district until after the municipal election in March when he will present the new commission with three recommendations to for the permanent chief. [Sudler’s remarks can be viewed in full at deer eld-beach.com, Jan. 18 commission meeting.] jvwils@bellsouth.net SudlerContinued from page 1

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16 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo.com or 954-783-8700!Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, this February. It began with language arts teacher, Karen Karras. She thought it might be a good idea to buy special pencils for the students at test time. For money, she suggested a penny-collection contest between the two eighth grade classes. That put her and her students against Charles Zimmerman and his students. Karras wanted pennies only, so she made a rules for the contest: if silver coins were found among the copper coins, the value of the silver would be deducted from the value of the copper. Competition soon rose to another level. As one class lagged behind, students surreptitiously dropped silver in the jars of the leading class. Karras admits that she fell victim to the scheme and dropped a ve-dollar bill in Zimmerman’s penny jar. She didn’t get away with it. “I actually saw her do that,” Zimmerman explains. “I couldn’t believe it. I said, ‘You’re not playing fair.’ I actually had to place my hand over my penny jar when she came near or her students showed up.” Principal Sonja Braziel stayed out of the scandal, hoping only for more pennies, which would lead to the new pencils. “I liked the excitement shown by the teachers,” Braziel said. “That was even more important. That excitement was showing in the students, and I knew when the test came, the students didn’t want to disappoint their teachers.” But then a real problem cropped up. When Assistant Principal Karen Karras looked for a bank to cash in the pennies, she kept getting “No Thanks” from area banks. “I called for two hours,” she said. Finally she got Wendy Lamb-Labonte, manager of TD Bank, 3600 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point. LaBonte, a parent herself, got it. She invited the students to use the penny arcade at TD. On Monday, LaBonte brought in coin collection banks for the teachers along with some pencils and pens. And today, those pennies will be counted and the winning class will be unveiled. Karras and Zimmerman have a hard time keeping straight faces as they tell this story. Throwing in the idea of silver coins or paper money may have cost points for the opposing classes, but the sabotage fattened the pencil account. The penny war added something else. Students have become more active in special seminars for language arts. They participate with vigor, morale is up and a real team spirit prevails, these teachers say. When the pencils arrive, each student will receive three, each with his or her name printed on them. Karras says she wants the students to take ownership of the essays they will write with these pencils. She feels good about the entire competition. But when pushed about why she dropped the ve-spot into Zimmerman’s penny jar, she answered. “I wanted to win.” siren2415@gmail.com PenniesContinued from page 1 Fill your calendar. Read Pelican Sightings.

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The Pelican 17 Friday, January 18, 2013 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park – City commissioners on Wednesday approved a site plan for a 90unit mixed use development, “Urban@5th,” at 3501 and 3551 NE 5 Ave. The vote was 3-2, Vice Mayor John Adornato and Commissioner Suzanne Boisvenue dissenting. The property owner, IDI Ventures, LLC., requested site development plan approval under the New Urban Planned District [NUPD] zoning designation on property formerly known as “Ray’s Used Auto Parts” storage/ junkyard. The property is in the Harlem McBride neighborhood and within the city’s Community Redevelopment Area [CRA]. The 4.5-acre site is surrounded by Carter New live/work development includes town homes and three-story buildings Three-story buildings [below] along NE Fifth Avenue and two-story townhomes [above] on the single-family side offer on-street parking for guests and clients at some of the working units. Four of the units on NE Fifth Avenue will include ground oor commercial space. Residents could live in the top oors and lease out the commercial space.Woodson Park, a salvage yard and single-family homes to the west, industrial warehouses to the north and east and single-family homes to the south. The plan includes threestory buildings along NE Fifth Avenue, two-story townhomes on the single-family side and on-street parking for guests and clients at some of the working units. Four of the units on NE Fifth Avenue will include ground floor commercial space. Residents could live in the top floors and lease out the commercial space. The city’s comprehensive plan allows properties with a residential land use category to be used for limited commercial activities. Justin Proffitt, senior planner said, “Light use offices and limited retail. A little caf would be allowed but not a restaurant because of parking requirements. Offices would need to be low traffic generators, such as attorneys or a home office.” The site is two city blocks in an area north of Oakland Park Boulevard that was formerly zoned light industrial. That was changed to Irregular Residential [20 dwelling units per acre] five years ago. The proposed development is compatible with the singlefamily homes surrounding it, according to Proffitt. This is the second attempt to develop this site. In 2008, Khanmo, Inc. submitted a similar plan. Due See DEVELOPMENT on page 23

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18 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 It’s a patriotic theme for the NE Focal Point Auxiliary 15th annual fashion show and luncheon, “Elegance of America” Wednesday, Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m. at the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club. The event features fashions by Sondro at the Cove and will include casual and cruise wear and elegant evening attire. Money hats worth $50 and $100 will be raf ed. Adding to the fun will be entertainment and door prizes. Tickets are $50. The models in red and white are Nancy Smith, Mayor Peggy Noland, Esta San lippo and Cathy Giroux. For more, call 954-480-4460. Proceeds bene t the many services provided by the Focal Point. Fashion show

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The Pelican 19 Friday, January 18, 2013 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – The one-year-old ArtHall project, designed to promote local artists and the city’s Business Resource Center [BRC] is back. The inaugural kick-off was held Wednesday. “It is a great way to [promote art] and market the business services the BRC offers,” said Susan Kores, program director at the BRC, 50 NE 1 St. Since its opening, BRC’s office space is completely rented, and it has 23 clients using the services offered – job placement, business loans and business development.Artists’ work to be showcased all month at Pompano Business Resource CenterBut as the BRC enjoys more success, Kores and her staff want to keep the art vibe going in Old Downtown Pompano. “We started ArtHall to connect the dots for the community and let them know, understand and start learning that you’re going to find art in old Pompano.” Every month new artists are featured at ArtHall on the third Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This month’s featured artists are Patricia Evangelista, Heidi Ludwig and Marcia Hirschy. Evangelista, a watercolorist, focuses on architectural landscapes, seascapes and children at the beach. “I try to find beauty in my surroundings. I want to paint beautiful things that transcend my pain,” she said Evangelista suffers from dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes muscles to contract or spasm involuntarily. She shares proceeds from her art sales with the Dystonia Research Medical Foundation. Ludwig’s media are watercolors, pastels and acrylics. “This particular show is all about watercolor and transparent watercolor.” Ludwig said her first lessons were from a man who painted landscapes, but she also likes to push herself with portrait painting. Hirschy’s work ranges from photo-realism to impressionism. She focuses on subjects that include children, nature and inanimate objects. Flutist Laura Sue, also known as the “Silver Nightingale” entertained. The public is encouraged to view this month’s art during the BRC’s regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 9545861111. Patricia Evangelista with two of her watercolor works.

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20 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN STAFFThe seaside burg of Lauderdale-By-The Sea, centered near the corner of Commercial Blvd and A1A, is a mecca of gastronomic delights. This little town, barely two-square miles, conceals a veritable cornucopia of renowned restaurants that offer delectable treats for every taste and budget. Here is a quick rundown of the most popular eateries in LBTS:Aruba Beach CafAruba sits on the beach at the end of Commercial Boulevard. Known for its live music, festive crowds and varied menu, it is the must-see destination for first time visitors to the area. The food is outstanding and the clientele often includes the hoi-polloi of South Florida. Drop in on Friday nights for the free pig roast!Blue Moon Fish Co.The classiest spot in town, this phenomenal Intracoastal dockside restaurant welcomes committed foodies as well as hungry mega-yacht owners. Ranked the 11th top restaurant in America, Blue Moon offers tantalizing meats and seafood that will mesmerize palates. For those who do not own a Lear jet, the decadent Sunday brunch and the 2-4-1 lunch special are the best ways to enjoy the overall experience here.Seawatch RestaurantSituated directly on the beach, the popular Seawatch is a classic that should be on everybody’s list. Famous for its amazing seafood and gorgeous ocean views, the spacious parking lot is packed seven days a week. It is the quintessential culinary maritime stop for anyone who is looking for sensory satisfaction by the sea.Village GrilleBlue-collar laxness with white glove gastronomy is the hallmark of this famously “Boston-centric” eatery. Satisfying food, a sushi bar in the back, live music that often requires street closures, reasonably priced drinks and the famous “free breakfast with your Bloody Mary” make the Grille an obligatory stop for all who visit LBTS.101 OceanSituated in the heart of the action, this stylish hangout serves up an eclectic mix Lauderdale-By-The-Sea serves up a wealth of culinary options for the season Aruba Beach Caf GM Guy Contrada (left) and his team show off the delectable seared Ahi Tuna plate. Sesame seared sh with all the xin’s is a great LBTS dinner option! Nothing like the beach special “Cordon Bleu” Panini accompanied by a frosty Aruba Pina Colada. See FOOD on page 21

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The Pelican 21 Friday, January 18, 2013 of tasty food favorites and cool musical vibes. With a dedicated pizza station and fun appetizers, this is a great place to cavort with friends. Patrons always enjoy a fabulous street-side visual experience, especially when busty beach-goers stroll by!Athena By The SeaNewly renovated, this bastion of Mediterranean delights entices all newcomers to explore its culinary vastness. From Greek to Italian to wherever the lost City of Atlantis is located, this aesthetically impressive restaurant provides all the specialties one would seek from the financially insouciant part of Europe.BenihanaThe only “chain” restaurant in LBTS, Benihana’s waterfront location provides the ideal place to impress guests with acrobatic foodstuff and beautiful Intracoastal views. It is a great place to entertain your kids or in-laws for a couple of hours. The lunch specials are definitely worth checking out and the Happy Hour is gaining serious notoriety.Sea RestaurantQuaint yet serious, the incredibly cozy Sea Restaurant is an exclusive invitation to prix-fixe upscale dining. Be it seared sea scallops, mustard crusted Mahi, crab cakes or whatever makes its way onto the ever-changing menu, this sought-after eatery provides a surprisingly affordable three-course meal from an award winning Chef. Reservations are a good idea.Pa Degennaro’sA Lauderdale-By-The Sea fixture, “Pa D’s” is an elegant Italian restaurant that has weathered every economic storm of the last several decades. Fine food and impeccable service are the hallmarks of this superlative trattoria. Few patrons have ever left this establishment dissatisfied with the experience.And many more…Incredibly, there are dozens of other exciting restaurant options in the Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea area. From burgers to gyros to sushi, this small enclave is replete with mouthwatering choices. These hidden gems will be highlighted in a future edition… Bon appetit! FoodContinued from page 20

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22 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 to be one of the top quality manufacturers of yachts and shing boats, has earned its reputation since launching in 1977. It’s a division of S2 Yachts based in Holland, Michigan.” What makes this new power boat unique is that this twin Yamaha outboard powered cruiser has a fully enclosed engine compartment. In addition, its single-piece, laminated, bonded windshield system is fully integrated with the berglass hardtop and comes with a large sunroof to bring the outdoors in on those magical days. The forward convertible dinette becomes a forward berth when seats are pulled inboard. Single or twin bed arrangements allow four adults to sleep overnight in complete comfort. This SC365i is the most exciting sport yacht to hit the market.” Tom Russel is one Pursuit owner who can’t say enough good things about this manufacturer. “I have two Pursuits. I can say there is no ner boat made. The wiring, the parts, the design and the performance in rough water can’t be beat. I bought my rst one new in 1985, and it’s still great. I’ve shed the waters of Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and the Atlantic Ocean endless times. I just bought my second Pursuit. It’s 10 years old, and the hull is perfect. It’s almost a 30-ft. shing boat. You’re talking to me while I’m on it in the Keys. This one is air conditioned and sleeps two comfortably, four in a pinch. It has a great shower and bathroom I love it. Just like Anthony says, it’s the Rolls Royce of boats with a top resale value.” According to Fry, the opening of the new store in Lighthouse Point means clients can enjoy the same great service they’ve had in the two other Pursuit locations in Stuart and Cape Canaveral. The owners of this three-location dealership are Managing Partners, Joseph Yeni, Jr. and Brian Boyd. Fry and Censoplano are eager to show their new and used vessels. “We’re both so proud to be representing and selling these ne boats, but don’t wait for the show; we are open now.” says Fry. Open Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat. 9 to 4; Sun by appointment only. Call 954-366-4311 for further information.Ocean BlueContinued from page 8

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The Pelican 23 Friday, January 18, 2013 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors This city’s newest crime-fighting duo has a mandate: make money. At a recent commission meeting, Wilton Manors Police Department Chief Paul O’Connell introduced Officer Kevin Loghran and Officer Diego, a Belgian Malinois. Together, the two make up the city’s new K-9 unit, charged with sniffing-out any illegal narcotics that pass through the city. “Your marching orders are go make money,” said O’Connell to Loghran, but the remark was meant for Diego. Diego and his fellow K-9 officers can be very lucrative for the cities they serve. New K-9 of cer and his partner get tough marching orders When Diego and his fellow K-9s find drugs that lead to the arrest of a suspect, their police departments can keep all or part of the seized property. Those properties or vehicles are sold at auction and the proceeds are deposited into the city’s law enforcement trust fund. Money can be withdrawn with commission approval to buy vehicles or other policerelated equipment. In May of 2007, Rasta, the city’s K-9 at the time, assisted with the seizure of five kilos of cocaine, 17 lbs. of marijuana, and over $108,000 in U.S. currency. All of that money was deposited into the city’s trust fund. Diego was purchased for $8,000 from that fund.. Funds can also be withdrawn for community organizations and projects. In 2009, the Wilton Manors Police Department donated $500 to Wilton Manors Elementary School to pay for new books, flash cards and other supplies. Diego’s manners at the city meeting were well in hand, but the police department is confident Diego will have his way when it comes to illegal drugs. “I promised you I’d be back [with a new drug dog],” said O’Connell to commissioners. “We have great expectations for Diego and his partner.” According to O’Connell, Loghran and Diego still have more training to do but should be on the street by the beginning of February. to the economic downturn in the local real estate market, the developer placed that project on hold, and the property fell into foreclosure. The current site development plan is similar to the previous plan except that it calls for less commercial live/work space. The new plan calls for 3,154 square feet versus the previous 11,845 square feet. The project complies with district regulations and the land development code and exceeds landscape requirements. The developer has agreed to bury power lines on Fifth Avenue. The city’s traffic consultant, Traf-Tech Engineering, Inc. said adjacent roadways and intersections can safely and adequately accommodate traffic generated from the proposed development and still maintain current levels of service. Developer Rob Saporiti of Fort Lauderdale said, “The benefits will be immense.” He said the project will result in increased revenues and higher taxes to the city. He said the total tax value will be $10 million projecting nearly $60,000 in annual ad valorem taxes. “We want change if it’s good. I’m against this project,” Edwards said. “This project will be near the park. What kind of people will live there? What kind of businesses? Would you want 90 units next door to you, in your backyard?” she asked. “Think hard before you vote on this,” Edwards urged commissioners. “I don’t like it. I don’t want it. I hope you will vote against it.” DevelopmentContinued from page 17 Of cer Kevin Loghran with Diego.

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24 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – The second annual “Unity in the Community” is coming soon to the Community Park and Amphitheater, 2001 NE 10 St. The event, aimed at bringing everyone in the city together to create a dialogue and foster unity, is set from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Billed as a “Family Fun Day,” the celebration features entertainment, exhibits by businesses and cultural, religious and civic groups plus free food and beverages. About 2,000 turned out for last year’s event, and even more are expected this year, according to Carolyn Mann, board chairperson. Besides all the fun, she said the event helps make residents aware of resources in the community. New this year is a Charity Bounce Horse Derby, run by Pompano Has Heart, Inc., the city’s disaster relief charity that helps those in need locally and abroad. Sponsors who donate $200 get to have their “jockey” compete in a 40-foot race on the turf in front of the community stage next to the amphitheater. The derby includes a Chinese auction for wagering for prizes on each of the heats and the finale. Proceeds from sponsors go to scholarships See UNITY on page 25Free food, games, entertainment at 2nd Annual Unity in the Community event on Feb. 2 Presbyterians show off Scottish pride Jan. 20Pompano Beach Anyone with a drop of Scottish blood is welcome to celebrate Scottish Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, “The Pink Church,” Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. The opening procession will include Scots with tartans, ags and bagpipes. A special liturgy will include music of Scotland and traditional homemade shortbreads will served following the service. The church is located at 2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach. Call 954-941-2308.Jerry Mosley Jr., 10, aims for a strike during Unity in the Community as his brother, Jacob, 2, waits for his turn at last year’s event. Unity in the Community offers family-friendly events, giveaways and food; all free and all in the name of bringing residents from all over Pompano closer together. [Photo by Michael d’Oliveira]Justin Proffitt, senior planner Justin Proffitt, senior plannerTaste of the Beach 2013Lauderdale-By-The-Sea – The Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers for its Taste of the Beach event, Feb. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. on El Mar Drive. To sign up, call the Chamber at 954-776-1000.

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The Pelican 25 Friday, January 18, 2013 for local students. Another special treat and also new this year is a live auction with Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher as auctioneer. Items include a grill donated by Lowe’s, remote control boats and planes and a 52-meal coupon book from Chick-fil-A. Entertainment on two stages includes Blanche Ely High School Jazz Band, Brazilian Capoeira [a combination of martial arts and dance], IndoCaribbean demonstrations by Jaya Devi Arts, Inc., Polynesian dancers and the Pompano Beach High School drama team. Other performers are the dancers from King School of the Arts, Children in the Spirit Preschool Choir, Pro-Am Dance Studio, ATA Karate and a Zumba demonstration by Curves. First Christian Church Youth Choir and the New Presbyterian Church Children’s Choir will perform. Bill (“Clancy) Jaycox will sing the Pompano song he composed. DJ Joe Balistreri will help to emcee and provide music during breaks. Providing free food are Checkers Old Munchen, Chick-fil-A of Pompano Beach, Nelson’s Diner, The Hog, Bobby Rubino’s, Island Kisses Preserve, Inc., FritoLay, Pepsi Beverages Co., Zona Fresca and Tijuana Flats. Children’s activities are planned, including a puppet show, bounce houses, facepainting and bowling with Diamond Strikes. A.C. Moore is providing crafts for children and balloon animals. The Unity event is cosponsored by the city of Pompano Beach and the Broward Sheriff’s Office. BSO will be on hand with their SWAT team and canine demonstrations. The Pompano Beach Fire Department also will provide a demonstration, and their clown will entertain. The Community Blood Centers Bloodmobile also will be at the event. Various levels of sponsorships of “Unity in the Community” are available, ranging from $250 to $5,000. Businesses or organizations that would like to help sponsor the event should contact Ron Boehl at 954UnityContinued from page 24 709-5894 or Carolyn Mann at cmannpfs@hotmail.com. A six-member volunteer board has been at work for a year planning this event, along with several committees. In addition to Mann, board members are Ron Boehl, Kathy Norris, Carol Waldrop, Robert Holmes and Diana Broadbelt-Thomas. Four of the six, Mann, Boehl, Norris and Waldrop, all live in Cresthaven. Holmes and Broadbelt-Thomas are from northwest Pompano Beach. “Everyone is welcome. It will be a fun day. Come out and meet your neighbors,” Mann urged. For more information, call 954-709-5894 or e-mail playa96419@aol.com.Last year, BSO mounted patrol let this child get up close with this horse.

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28 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Holly Hills photographer Jeff Easter captures the tropics with his vivid work depicting scenes of the Florida Keys. This is one is called “Door to Paradise.” Easter is one of the artists displaying work at the 33nd Deer ed Beach Festival of the Arts. “shows how far we can go just using the sand,” he said. Two of May’s most recent gigs were at the Fountainbleu on Miami Beach and the Westin in Hollywood where he created sand art for the visiting college football teams Alabama and Notre Dame. Also new this year will be the Coconut Lounge, a tent on the beach selling beer, wine and mimosas, the sidewalk art of Ritchie Soliday and the Coconut Caf with a dozen food vendors. A photographer who takes his art to a new level is among the festival’s 130 exhibitors. Jeff Easter treats his photographs with a process known as giclee, prints on canvas and then mounts his work on wrapped wood frames using materials as unique as lobster traps. His subjects includes city scapes, nature and many, many images of the Florida Keys and Sanibel. He has been traveling for 20 years taking photos. This master photographer and craftsmen is also a photo restorer and will take a favorite photo and bring it back to life. Festival entertainment will be continuous beginning at 10 a.m. each day and featuring such local favorites as IkoIko, The Smuggling YoYos, Amber Leigh, The US Army Rock Band, the Andrew Morris Band and David Shelley. Art festContinued from page 4 At 2 p.m. on Saturday, a ash mob will sing “America the Beautiful” in a “Random Act of Patriotism.” This year’s Kids’ Korner will offer the art of sidewalk painting as well as a chance to decorate rain barrels which will be for sale. The juried exhibit is set up south of the shing pier with artists and crafters from all over the U.S., many of them favorites from years past. Beach parking is at a premium. Drivers are encouraged to park in the Cove Shopping Center, Hillsboro Blvd., and the Intracoastal Waterway and ride the free shuttles to the beach. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954-7828096.1-22 – Card party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. hosted by the Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does Drove 142 at the Pompano Beach Elks Lodge, 700 NE 10 St. Cost is $4 and includes desert, coffee or tea. Reservations required. 561479-2002. 1-24 – Rotary Club of Oakland Park/Wilton Man-SightingsContinued from page 14 ors from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill, 4711 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park. 954-4916158.Education & Self Development1-23 – Driver Safety Course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Collins Community Center, 3900 NE 3 Ave., Oakland Park. Registration required. 954-557-5817. 1-24 –Learn to speak English in a conversational practice class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Deer eld Beach Percy See SIGHTINGS on page 30

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30 The Pelican Friday, January 18, 2013 Send your news to mdpelican@ yahoo.com or call 954-783-8700! Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFJeff Walls, manager at RJ Boyle Studios in Lighthouse Point, has a big tip for anglers looking to catch something this weekend: “It’s going to be rough.” The second part of the tip? Stay close to shore. “When they get out [there] it’s going to be rough. The weather’s going to turn [bad]. This front is not going to help anything.” But for those who feel up to the task of fighting the Anglers may want to stay close to shore this weekend weather and the fish at the same time, there might be more bad weather than good fishing. “The swordfish and sailfish bite has been slow. It should get better after this front gets away from us.” But it’s not all bad news. The pier might be a good place to cast your line out and, said Walls, “The kingfish have been biting and bottom fishing should be decent because of a good north current.” Call RJ Boyle Studios at 954-420-5001.SightingsContinued from page 28White Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Held Thursdays. 954-357-7680. 1-25 – Cooking class at 7:30 p.m. at The Heart of the Olive, 816 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Class led by chef Nick Quay, and will include demonstrations on how to use olive oils, balsamic, salts, rubs, dips, spreads and more. Reservation required. Cost is $20, deposit is $10. 754-222-8071.Events & Activities1-21 – Martin Luther King Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 St. Deer eld Beach. Live entertainment, parade, kids activities and other activities. 954-480-4429. 1-23 – Ballroom dancing at 7 p.m. at Jarvis Hall 4501 N. Ocean Drive, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea. World champion dancer Julia Pekarskaya will present the program. Open to the public. 954-640-4225.

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The Pelican 31 Friday, January 18, 2013 He’s been there for me when I was a successful model and when I became a breast cancer survivor. I’m so lucky to have him. My philosophy is “Attitude of gratitude. I’m too blessed to be stressed.” Miller’s advice to all seniors is “Keep yourself active to avoid boredom. Become good at something you like to do and keep improving on your skills for own bene t. If you’re good at what you do, share your talents with others. I do.” Here’s a sample of one of Miller’s poems written in 1999: When I wake up in the morning, and the sun is shining bright, I know exactly where it comes from and who put it in my sight. He seems to know the feeling a sunny day will bring, Just listen for His birds and when they begin to sing. There are those times when His color choice is gray, Still I’m grateful for another living day. But when tomorrow comes with His sunbeams out again to play I look skyward with a joyful happy face And thank Him in a most respectful way. Congratulations on turning 100, Jerry Miller, and thank you for lling the world around you with music and poetry. then, I’ve been published and even been invited to become a member of the International Poet Society. One of the poems I wrote and sent to President Reagan was an encouraging poem when the Democrats were picking on him. I have his thank you letter framed and hanging on my living room wall.” Music and poetry lled his life then and now. At one point he had a 12-pc. orchestra that played country clubs, graduations and parties. With a sigh he admits he’s the sole survivor of all of his musician friends. Wife, Gail, who was on hand for this interview says, “Beside all of his many accomplishments, Jerry has been a very supportive husband. wonderful birthday party.” Music has always lled his spare time. He says, “I wrote my rst song when I was 14. I wrote my rst musical when I was 23. It was performed in 1936 at the Center Men’s Club Follies in Port Chester, N. Y. It was a sellout.” In 1942, as a private in the Air Force, Miller had a radio show, ‘Prelude to Sunset’ featuring him singing and playing the piano. He recalls, “I was a hit and played ve days a week until I left for of cers’ candidate school. I came out of the service as a captain in the Air Force. I was the head of receiving, shipping and repair of the warehouses at the Oklahoma City Air Depot. I was in charge of starting the rst supply depot for the B-29s that were headed for the Paci c war front.” He chuckles, saying, “I think my after hours entertaining at the piano, along with a drummer and great guitarist, at the of cers’ club kept me from being sent overseas.” His recall is amazing. “I retired Dec. 11, 1980. We were snowbirds for years right here in Pompano Beach. We became full time residents in 2005. In 1986, while in the hospital, I became a poet. Since MillerContinued from page 10

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