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Friday, February 8, 2013 Vol. XXI, Issue 6 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 Hillsboro water treatment plant improvements almost nished By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFF Hillsboro Beach – This town could buy drinking water from one of its bigger neighbors but Mayor Dan Dodge said it’s important for residents to control their own source. “We can better judge and control future pricing instead of being part of big brother. We have control of our own service,” said Dodge. “We know what our demands are. Financially, it’s the wiser choice.” To keep Hillsboro from having to rely on another municipality, commissioners approved spending $5 million in 2011 to replace a signi cant portion of the old water plant buildings and facilities. Lighthouse Point – “Hometown Heroes” will be celebrated during Lighthouse Point’s 13th Annual Keeper Days. On Friday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. this year’s “Keepers” will be honored at the Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club, 2701 NE 42 St. This year, the “Keepers” are Lighthouse Point Police Department Commander Charles Marchitello and two men 13th Annual Lighthouse Point Keeper Dayswho died last year, Pompano Beach Fire ghter Bill Elliot and Lt. Kevin Horkheimer of the Lighthouse Point Fire Rescue Department. RSVP at 954-784-3439. On Saturday, Feb. 9 a parade will start at 10 a.m. at the Pink Church, 2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach, and end at Frank McDonough Park, 3500 NE 27 Ave., Lighthouse Point. At the park there will be entertainment and activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and reworks, entertainment and a concert from 6 to 9 p.m. at Dan Witt Park, at 4521 NE 22 Ave., Lighthouse Point. On Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. there will be a family sports day at Frank McDonough Park. Call 954784-3439. Museum will put a face to AIDS, help those who suffer, educate othersBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors – Facing AIDS may become less frightening if the proposed World AIDS Museum and Education Center becomes a reality here, a reality that will require some hefty contributions. “[AIDS is still] a huge problem and there’s a huge stigma about it. People Commission candidate in default of Business Loan FundBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – City commission candidate Joseph Wells is in default of a $25,000 business loan he received from the city more See DEFAULT on page 17 Robb drops ballot box plan; focuses on aggressive signageBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach – Mayoral candidate Jean Robb spent about $175 on ve lock boxes she intended to use to collect absentee ballots. This week, she withdrew the idea saying she feared the opposition, Mayor Peggy Noland, would challenge those ballots, Robb had planned to place lock See ROBB on page 5 See HILLSBORO on page 23 John Katsaros, 89, ew on a B-17 similar to this one, which recently stopped at the Pompano Air Park. Katsaros was 22 when he was part of a crew that bombed a jet engine factory in Frankfurt in 1944. [Photo by Dr. Joe McGee] Walking through a B-17, war hero recalls mission, capture and escapeBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFMarch 20, 1944, Reims, France – It was a bad beginning. A blanket of heavy fog covered the air eld. Two planes which took off in the fog crashed, killing all on board. This mission had called for 500 planes to destroy a air craft engine See VET on page 29 See MUSEUM on page 14

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2 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 SightingsA community calendar for Northeast Broward County. Send your event information to mdpelican@yahoo.com The Pompano Beach High School JROTC and Jay Clancey performed at this weekend’s Unity in the Community event at Pompano Community Park. [Photos by Michael d’Oliveira]Art 2-15 – Island City Artwalk from 7 to 10 p.m. along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Businesses host local artists and many serve food and refreshments. Visit www. islandcityartwalk.com. 2-20 – ArtHall from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Business Resource Center, 50 NE 1 St., Pompano Beach. ArtHall combines networking and the work of local artists. 954-5861111. 2-20 – Our Art-By-TheSea presents Batik on Rice Paper with Watercolors from 7 to 9 p.m. a LauderdaleBy-The-Sea Community Church, 4433 Bougainvilla Drive, Lauderdale-By-TheSea. Tammy Seymour will demonstrate the process of creating rice paper batiks. 954-594-0444 or 954-7857408.Auctions, Sales2-9 – Nassau House White Elephant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 301 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. Housewares, electronics, jewelry, baked goods, holiday items, furniture, books and paintings for sale and raf e prizes. 2-9 – Pompano Beach GreenMarket from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Cypress Road and Atlantic Boulevard. Held every Saturday. 954-292-8040. 2-9 &10 – Craft & Home Show at War Memorial Auditorium 800 NE 8 St., Fort Lauderdale. Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $6. 386-8600092. 2-9 & 10 – Wilton Manors Green Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Held every Saturday and Sunday. 954592-0381. 2-10 – Deer eld Beach Green Market at 8 a.m. at The Cove, Hillsboro Boulevard and the Intracoastal, at the Cove. Held every Sunday. 561-239-1536 or 561-2998684.Auditions2-9 – Casting call for You’re a Good Man. Charlie Brown at Sol Theatre, 333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. Appointments only. Auditions also held Feb. 10 and 11. 561447-8829.Books & Lectures2-9 – Book sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Imperial Point Library, 5989 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. 954-492-1881. 2-9 – Book fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton See SIGHTINGS on page 9

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The Pelican 3 Friday, February 8, 2013 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Using $5.9 million in Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] funds, this city has “rescued” and sold 58 homes, a notable step in removing the urban blight caused by foreclosures. The money is administered by the city through HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program [NSP], initiated to Abandoned homes being saved with HUD funds amounting to $4.4 million; so far, 58 homes have been rehabbed or rebuiltget abandoned homes off the streets. The rst grant, $4.4 million, has all been allocated, Assistant City Manager Willie Hopkins said. NSP 3, $1.5 million, is 60 percent committed and unlike the rst grant where homes could only be rehabbed, use of this money is more exible: houses can be torn down and rebuilt. So far, 19 families are enjoying completely rebuilt homes. One on Northeast 18 Avenue was dedicated last week. Built for around $100,000, the two bedroom, two bath home is the next generation of a new construction technique using poured concrete. According to Hopkins, it is a less expensive way to build and is more energy ef cient. Dist 2 Commissioner Charlotte Burrie was at the ribbon-cutting for The Highlands home and was impressed. “I am so glad NSP money is available and working for us eliminate slum and blight. It is has made a noticeable impact on our community.” NSP 3 funds can only be spent in Cresthaven, The Highlands and Kendall Green, areas that came to the top by using a complicated formula. This restriction will make these neighborhoods about equal to the number of homes rehabbed in the northwest part of the city where, previously, all NSP funds were spent. Not long ago the city commission recognized a dozen residents who had bought rehabbed or new housing. Hopkins said the projected sale price on 18 Avenue was $115,000. This week he did not have the exact selling gure, but said the city likely made a small pro t which goes back into the program. Over the years, See HUD REBUILDS on page 22

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4 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park – City commissioners unanimously agreed Wednesday to direct city of cials to enter into an agreement with the Urban Farmer Institute to provide recreation and instructional services at an urban farm/park in a portion of Jaco Pastorius Park. The agreement includes plans for a community garden on the property, for Community Supported Agricultural Services and for a green market, according to Ray Lubomski, director of community and economic development. Subscribers will receive regular distributions from the farm through the Community Supported Agriculture Program. The agreement is for ve years with a possible ve-year extension. The property is on an acre at the northern end of the park. The city will build a parking lot with about 120 spaces and install a well and fence. Existing trees will remain and be supplemented with fruit trees to make the area aesthetically pleasing. Vendors will sell agricultural products at the green market, which will take place once a week in the new city parking lot north of City Hall. The day has not yet been determined. “We’re taking baby steps to get this started,” Lubomski said. He said culinary schools are very excited about having an urban farm nearby. The Urban Farm Institute will conduct classes and tours of the farm and administer the green market. The Urban Farming Institute is a Florida not-forpro t corporation established to develop innovative farming technologies linking food, community and the environment through education in the belief that farming and food should be sources of health and wellbeing for everyone. Purpose of the institute is to provide awareness and access to fresh, local and healthy food. In a related development, commissioners approved on rst reading an ordinance to permit honey beekeeping in the downtown mixed use district on city-owned property. Beekeeping would be part of the educational component of the urban farm. Existing laws don’t allow bee keeping.Farming gets OK from city, new law opens up bee-keeping on city-owned land

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The Pelican 5 Friday, February 8, 2013 Cast Your Advertising Net to 7 Northeast Broward Cities! The Pelican • 954-783-8700 boxes at ve businesses around the city that support her, collect absentee ballots and deliver them to the supervisor of elections, saving voters the $1.47 postage. Brenda Snipes, supervisor of elections, and her longtime employee Mary Cooney, thought it was a bad idea. Although not prohibited by law, both said the real danger to the voter is if the ballots were not delivered to the supervisor. Other than by mail, absentee ballots can be returned only to the built-in ballot boxes at the county’s two courthouses. Robb, who was mayor from 1980 to 1993, has run several times since then. This time, she has mounted an aggressive advertising campaign. Robb/Mayor signs have been placed at frequent intervals along the city’s major thoroughfares. According to her last campaign report ending Feb. 1, she has spent almost $3,000 on the red and white signs. Funding for her campaign so far has come from many small donors and the $6,000 she has loaned herself for a total of $12,620. Of that she has spent $10,887. One of her most generous supporters is the owner of Gustav Realty in the Cove Shopping Center and his related businesses there. Delray restaurant owner Tony Verderame and Data Management out of Jupiter are her only $500 donors. Noland’s campaign contributors include some of the area’s largest political donors. With $17,650 in her account as of Feb.1 Noland has the support of JB’s restaurant where the manager and owners have contributed $2,000, Keith and Associates, Wheelabrator, waste and recycling hauler Bergeron, $2,500, attorneys Becker Poliakoff, Shutts & Bowen, Aleida Waldman and Ruden McCloskey’s Committee for Good Government. She also a number of individual $500 donors. To date, however, her sign campaign is almost nonexistent. The only other commission race in the March election is for the District 3 seat which covers Century Village East and Crystal Lake. Richard Rosenzweig has raised $1,134, his largest backer the Deer eld Beach Democratic Club. Donna Capobianco VOTE March 12 in Deer eld Beach RobbContinued from page 1 has $2,900 in her campaign account, $1,000 of it a loan from herself and $500 from attorney Patrick Murphy. The other candidate for this seat is Caryl Berner who reports no monetary activity. Berner led under the city’s hardship policy so did not have to pay the ling fees.

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6 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 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, Christopher Siren 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 6 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Call 954-783-8700 or send your letters to the editor to mdpelican@yahoo.com Opinion & LettersCommissioners are too well paidTo the Editor; Well, I saw a letter in a local newspaper about the salaries of the Deer eld Beach City Commissioners and Mayor. Guess what? They are due to receive an increase in the area of $3,000 each. Plus they get medical insurance and a pension. Great little things they have going. To me it’s wrong and a typical scam and all of them are responsible. Remember they actually only have to go to a couple of meetings a month. What a bunch of hypocrites. After playing games and ring 106 employees and making the others take pay cuts,they all should be removed from their positions. John Grassi Deer eld Beach Ed. Note: According to a letter dated Jan. 29, Ada Graham-Johnson, Deer eld Beach city clerk, informed candidates of new salaries: city commissioner [$30,557] and mayor [$36,613.] Letters A big thanks to those who make the Festival of the Arts a successTo the Editor; The 33rd annual Festival of the Arts was held at the beach Jan. 26 and 27 and the Deer eld Beach Cultural Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank those whose attendance and participation helped make it an absolutely outstanding in success. It is important for you to realize that all money raised by the cultural committee, an all-volunteer group, is ltered back into the community for the production of other cultural events and scholarships. Your support of our events is greatly appreciated. Your support of our events bene ts the whole community. We especially want to thank the BSO Citizens on Patrol, the BSO Police Athletic League, the BSO Explorer Honor Guard, the Deer eld Beach Kiwanis Key Club and local Kiwanis members, Precious Baker, sand sculptor John May, all of our sponsors and restaurants that contributed so generously including JB’s, Ocean’s, Dandee Donuts and Subway and those who took ads in our program. A special thank you to all our volunteers. Each of these components is vital to producing a successful hometown event. Speaking of those without whom the festival could not happen are the Citizens on Patrol. This organization is comprised of residents who volunteer their time to assist BSO with crime prevention by patrolling our neighborhoods and providing traf c control at special events. They were with us from 9 a.m. Saturday through 5 p.m. on Sunday. When you see them at various events, say ‘thank you.’ Festival of the Arts posters, t-shirts and tote bags are still available. Call 954480-4429 to purchase. Judi Stanich Chair, Deer eld Beach Cultural CommitteeCorrectionIn the Feb. 1 article “New look at Atlantic terminus,” The Pelican wrote about a lease the city has signed to use private land at Atlantic Boulevard and Pompano Beach Boulevard as a public parking lot. In the article it was incorrectly written that, if the ve-year lease was broken prematurely by the private owner before the expiration date, the city would get $80,000 per every month left on the agreement. The correct amount is $8,000 per month. The Pelican regrets the error.Commissioners work hard for their moneyTo the Editor; We need to get the word out about how much actual time and money out of their own pockets that our commissioners and mayor spend in public service over and above the “couple of times a month” they sit in meetings. You can be sure that most city employees are making much more than $27,000 to 33,000 per year they make. Our mayor and our elected commissioners in this town work hard to support our citizens and make themselves available, day and night. Some of them work a full time job to support their families, and if anyone believes these folks don’t give more than their fair share of time to their commission jobs you are sadly mistaken! Have they been asked how much they put out of their own pockets to attend functions and pay for meals for themselves and their spouses or family? How many nights do they sit in meetings until 11 p.m. or midnight? Joan Gould Deer eld Beach

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The Pelican 7 Friday, February 8, 2013 In Lighthouse PointOfferdahl’s, 2400 N. Federal Hwy. Lighthouse Point Marina, 2831 Marina Circle Red Fox Diner, 3640 N. Federal Hwy. Lighthouse Point Police Dept., 3701 NE 22nd Ave. Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, 2701 NE 42 St. Bone sh Mac’s, 2002 E. Sample Rd. Packy’s 4480 N. Federal Hwy Supporters of Oakland Park City Commission candidate Tim Lonergan turned out Jan. 15 for a campaign kick-off celebration at Tequila Sunrise. From left are Lonergan, Pat Crowley, Mitchell Stollberg, Janice Balkan and Floyd Adams. Lonergan, a candidate for Seat 5, says, ‘Oakland Park is a great city that has a lot of opportunity for improvement.’ He has volunteered as an activist to help clean up the community, helping to remove snipe signs and graf ti. ‘The more attractive it is, the more businesses will want to set up here, and the fewer empty businesses and homes there will be,’ he says. Longeran faces former commissioner Layne Dallett Walls in the March 12 election. (Staff photo by Judy Vik) SPECIAL TO THE PELICANThe Broward County Farm Bureau [FB] Women’s Chair has been elected to the Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Kathleen Dempsey, wife of Broward FB President Fred Segal, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Communicators’ Corner at the Doubletree Hilton in Deer eld Beach at a banquet on February 10. The award goes to Kathleen for her varied activities on behalf of Florida race horses, particularly her journalistic efforts. A lifelong lover of fast horses, Kathleen’s interest was rst peaked as a young child in New Jersey. At age four, she refused to leave the agriculture tent at the state fair as she watched a groom rub the legs of a horse prior to a fair race. As a pre-teen, she loved to watch harness horses being exercised at Freehold Raceway. That interest continued after the family moved to Florida in 1961. A career journalist, Kathleen began exercising race horses every Saturday beginning in 1981 at both Pompano Park Racetrack and at Sunshine Meadows Training Center in Delray Beach. She explained, “I sat at Broward journalist named to Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame DempseySee DEMPSEY on page 15Dempsey on an equine outing VOTE March 12 in Oakland Park

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8 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 BriefsBusiness matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. You can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFAfter 26 years in the same location, Beacon Light Jewelers is one of the most trusted retailers in Lighthouse Point. Charles and Rita Davis are respected jewelers who have helped customers nd just the right sparkle for special people in their lives at Christmas, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements and weddings. The store, at 2484 N. Federal Hwy. in Shoppes at Beacon Light, is lled with exquisite diamonds, gold, silver and the newest metals used in ne jewelry for half the cost of precious metals. Charles says, “A big part of our business is creating original designs and settings. We pride ourselves on our service and willingness to accommodate clients with their own ideas for choosing, changing and creating.” He adds, “We also buy and sell gold and silver, repair jewelry, replace stones, resize rings, do watch repair, replace batteries and adjust watch bands. Although we have a very complete inventory, we can special order anything we don’t happen to have and get it quickly.” Rita specializes in computerized engraving, bead restringing and customer service. “She lends a feminine prospective and is often asked to help our gentlemen shoppers choose something for that special lady in their Beacon Light Jewelers and Engravers, the elegant destination for discriminating Valentine’s shoppers engagement ring and a matching diamond wedding “Our customers are gravitating to designs in Titanium which looks like white gold or silver. It’s light, durable and is less than half the price of gold and silver.” Several showcases in the store feature Titanium with semiprecious stones. Necklaces, rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets are available with stones of Charles and Rita Davis, owners of Beacon Light Jewelers, a landmark jewelry store in Lighthouse Point, are very proud of their family shown here with their two daughters, Lona and Missy and three grandchildren Scotty, Stevie and Madison. [Photos courtesy of Beacon Light Jewelers] lives,” her husband says. “We know many of our customers so well, Rita knows or can guess what will please their ladies.” Are diamonds still a girl’s best friend? Charlie grins and says, “Yes, diamond rings and other accessories with diamond accents will always be in. Right now the halostyle border on any shape diamond is our most popular band is the perfect partner. We can offer diamonds in every color in the rainbow. In addition to Christmas, our biggest diamond season will soon be here. This is the big season for Valentine’s Day, engagements, weddings and graduations. “ Charlie is anxious to talk about the hottest new jewelry creations on the fashion scene. See BEACON on page 9Volunteers neededDeer eld Beach – The N.E. Focal Point, 227 NW 2 St., thrift shop needs volunteers to answer the telephone, sort donations and assist customers. The preschool needs volunteers for computer lessons, story time, music time and to take part in educational and fun activities with the children. All hours are exible – you can volunteer one hour or 20 hours Monday thru Friday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 954-480-4447. Property tax exemption ling assistanceLighthouse Point – The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Of ce will be available to answer questions about property tax exemption on Monday, Feb. 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Doreen Gauthier Library, 2200 NE 38 St, Lighthouse Point. Another session will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pompano Beach City Hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. Appraisers will assist with homestead, senior and other property tax exemption applications as well as answer questions on property taxes. Portability applications will also be accepted. Visit www. bcpa.net or call 954-3575579.

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The Pelican 9 Friday, February 8, 2013 Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo.com or call 954-783-8700garnet, green amethyst, onyx, blue Topaz and turquoise in a price range of $150 to $500. The second metal on the scene is Tungsten Carbide steel which is the world’s hardest metallic substance. “It’s smooth, scratch proof and ideal in rings, watch bands, money clips and other accessories,” says Charlie as he shows off the sleek, smooth look and feel of this popular metal. Charlie started in the business as a high school boy in Plainview, Texas. He says, “Mother worked for Zale Jewelers and she got me started. I think I got it in my blood back then. After high school, I moved to Atlanta, to attend manager training for Zale. My next career move was to Kay jewelers as a store manager. I moved on to become the factory rep for Speidel watches and held that post for 12 years. About then I decided I wanted to own my own independent jewelry store. I bought this existing store which was, even then, one of the oldest businesses in LHP. It’s been a wonderful experience. An independent store has an edge over the corporate stores because it can be more exible, courageous and that’s a big advantage for the customer.” He and Rita have been married for 40 years. They have 2 daughters and three grandchildren. “Having been here this long, many of our customers have become friends,” Rita says. “We’ve watched their families grow up. It’s a thrill to have those little girls show up with their young men to choose engagement rings and wedding bands. It gives us a great sense of pride and connection.” Former commissioner, Susan Foster, calls Beacon Light Jewelers her favorite store. “I’ve been a loyal customer since Charlie opened,” she says. “My entire family goes to him for their important jewelry. My son and daughter-in-law bought her engagement ring and their wedding bands from Charlie. He’s designed jewelry for me; most recently it was a pendant showing off a beautiful stone I bought in Brazil. He’s fair, honest and carries only ne quality. I know because I’ve checked him out.” Ed Murray says, “I think I own half of his store. My wife has diamonds in every color but red. We started to buy jewelry from Rita and Charlie as soon as we moved into the area in 2001 They are the most honest business people I’ve ever met. I send everyone I know to their store because they’re good people and they carry ne jewelry.” Open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 954-9429318. BeaconContinued from page 8Manors. 954-566-9019. 2-16 – Book fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pompano Beach Library, 1213 E. Atlantic Blvd. 954-357-7595. 2-20 – Author’s Reception featuring Mae Silver at 6 p.m. at Pompano Beach Library, 1213 E. Atlantic Blvd. 954-357-7595. 2-20 – Too Hot to Hide: Remarkable Women of Fort Lauderdale at Beach Branch Library, 221 Pompano Beach Blvd. Mae Silver will discuss her latest book detailing women’s history in Fort Lauderdale from 6 to 8 p.m. 954-357-7830.Business2-11 – Wilton Manors Business Association meeting at 6 p.m. at Jazzercise Fort Lauderdale, 412 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Wilton Manors. 754-224-8244. 2-13 – Wednesday Winners networking group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bobby Rubino’s, 2501 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Cost is $15. 954-6787220 or 954-856-6512. 2-14 – Early Birds networking group meets at 7:30 a.m. at Galuppi’s Restaurant, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Attendees must pay for their own breakfast. 954-417-5914. 2-21 – Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerc e SightingsContinued from page 2 See SIGHTINGS on page 11 Mayor Lamar Fisher listens to BSO Chief John Hale at Unity in the Community event at Municipal Park.

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10 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 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. Briefs By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFAn enthusiastic audience packed the conference center at Broward Health North, 201 E. Sample Road in Deer eld Beach on Jan. 23 to see a senior adaptation of the Dating Game. Many remembered the original hit on television in the 70s and wanted to see the senior contestant who did the choosing on one side of a screen and the candidates willing to risk being, or not being chosen for a date with an unknown man or woman on the other side. The fun event makes the point of neurologist Dr. H. Murray Todd’s beliefs that exercise, brain activity and socialization can make the difference in keeping aging brains challenged and healthy. A grinning Dr. Todd introduced the event with swaying hips as he did a few made up dance steps, saying “Dance, dance, dance. Dancing is the best exercise in the world for stimulating brain activity. Listen to Dr. Todd talks about the value of dancing, and socializing. Judy Sneary beams at her date, Alan Davidson, who has demonstrated his ready wit. music you’ve never danced to and dance to its beat, its rhythm. Why I’ve danced to everything from jazz to Bach. There’s a beat in every piece of music and if you respond to the beat, you will have fun and do your brain a favor.” With great fanfare, applause and cheers the game began with Lyn Clark, marketing and community relations, as the emcee. She explained that the contestant doing the choosing could not see the three contestants he or she would question. The choice would be made as a result of the answers to the crazy questions asked. The chosen partner in each of the three dating games played won a date with the unseen man or woman doing the choosing on the other side of the screen. The prize for the chosen couple was dinner at J. Mark’s Restaurant, followed David Heller chose Carole Kolosky to be his date because of the way she answered his questions. [Left] Alan Davidson keeps his eyes on the screen, trying to get a peek at the woman who chose him. Senior Dating Game makes big hit with contestants and the audience at Broward Health North See DATING GAME on page 11 Friends of the Library Winter Book FairWilton Manors – The Wilton Manors Friends of the Library will host its Winter Book Fair on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive. Used books, CDs, audio books and DVDs will be available in exchange for donations. All proceeds bene t the Wilton Manors Library. Donations of books, CDs and other materials will also be accepted. The city will also hold its monthly yard sale at the same time. Vendors wanted. For information on the book fair, call 954-5669019. For information on the yard sale, call 954-390-2130.Greenway ribbon cuttingOakland Park – Residents and city of cials will celebrate the Northwest 39 Street Greenway completion with a ribbon cutting on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Attendees can park at Fire Rescue Station 87, 2100 NW 39 St. The Greenway pathway is bordered by native plants and wild owers and will compliment the existing recreational amenities in western Oakland Park. Following the ribbon cutting, there will be walk along the Greenway led by Mayor Anne Sallee and the city’s horticulturist. Residents can use the Greenway for walking, running and cycling. RSVP by calling 954-6304507.

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The Pelican 11 Friday, February 8, 2013 by dessert at Cold Stone Creamery. Maybe they would then take Dr. Todd’s advice and go dancing later or not, but they would be socializing and that is part of the Doc’s recipe for a good functioning brain. The questions and the answers had the audience laughing hysterically. In game number one, Edward Zeko, who, among other things, taught dancing at Arthur Murray dance studios, chose Harriet Weiner, who loves music and dancing. He chose Weiner over Lorraine Parker and Mary Ann Donato. Weiner later said, “He sat next to me when we were trying out and now we are going out on a real date.” In game number two, contestant number three was asked to describe number two, giving him a chance to knock out his competition. Alan Davidson did just that. He said his rival, “looks like a gorilla –very ugly and very hairy. He has long arms …he went on and on cracking up the audience as he described a perfectly nice looking Walter Bear in the most bizarre terms possible. His sense of humor won him a date with Judy Sneary. In this game, Roger Mazzeo, Sr. and Walter Bear lost out. In game number three, David Heller came with his own questions for Gerri Bernstein, Carole Kolosky and Xiomara Brown. Those watching will never know what made him choose Carole Kolosky. Was it her answer to the question, “Who would be your idea of the worst date in the world and why?” The three couples were asked to come back in February to tell the audience how their date turned out. Over 100 men and women auditioned to be contestants in the Senior Dating Game series. Twelve were chosen to play in January. Twelve more will be chosen to play in February and again in March. Would be contestants can still apply. Call 954-786-5197. The next show will take place on Feb.14. To reserve a seat, call 954-759-7400.Dating gameContinued from page “Date” Edward Zeco smiles at Harriet Weiner the date he chose. Both were delighted to be dates. membership breakfast from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at Broward Health Imperial Point, 6401 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Cost is $10 online, $15 at the door for members and $15 for non-members who RSVP and $20 non-members at the door. RSVP at www. PompanoBeachChamber.com. 2-28 – Wilton Manors Business Association networking luncheon from 12 to 1 p.m. at Rosie’s Bar & Grill, 2449 Wilton Drive. 954-567-1320.Children & Family2-22 & 23 – Broadway for Kids and Grown Ups at 7 p.m. at Sol Children Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. Tickets are $15. RSVP at 561-447-8829. 2-26 – Free Pirate adventures from 12 to 3 p.m. at Pompano Citi Centre, corner of Copans Road and Federal Highway. Music, games, treasure hunt, pirate bounce house, costume contest and arts and crafts. 954-943-4685Clubs, etc.2-10 – Fundraising and food pairing event from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Heart of the Olive, Olive, 816 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Wine, avored oils and other foods will be served. Cost is $10. 754-222-8071. 2-13 – Greater Pompano Beach Senior Citizens Club meets at 10 a.m. on second Wednesdays at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 Ave., Pompano Beach. 954786-3902. 2-13 – Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at NE Focal Point, 227 NW 2 St., Deer eld Beach. Group meets every Wednesday. 954480-4449. 2-14 – Florida Trail Association meets at 7:30 SightingsContinued from page 9 See SIGHTINGS on page 16

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12 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 Mayor holds fundraising event at Isle CasinoBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – In his bid for re-election, Mayor Lamar Fisher held a fundraiser Feb. 5 at Farradday’s restaurant inside the Isle of Capri Casino. “People ask me what I’ve done. The proof is in the pudding. Take a ride. See what’s going on [in Pompano],” said Fisher to supporters. In attendance and showing their support were various city employees, business owners, residents and Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs, who praised Fisher’s leadership as mayor. “I’ve heard people say this used to be Pompa’no.’ Now, it’s Pompa’yes,’” said Jacobs. Fisher also touts his leadership, speci cally in securing major projects in the city, including the Whole Foods and Sports Authority See FISHER on page 15 VOTE March 12 in Pompano BeachReva Hoolsema [left] with Fisher’s parents, Benny and Barbara Fisher. Broward Mayor Kristin Jacobs with Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher. Don, Paul and Joe Castellano, owners of Bobby Rubino’s.

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The Pelican 13 Friday, February 8, 2013 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLauderdale-By-The-Sea – Members of the LauderdaleBy-The-Sea Chamber of Commerce are gearing up for their largest fund-raising event of the year, the “Taste of the Beach.” The 12th annual event is set from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, across from El Prado Park at El Prado and El Mar Drive, just east of town hall. Guy Contrada of Aruba Beach Caf is chairing the affair for the sixth year, heading a committee of about a dozen volunteers. He said they are aiming for about 30 restaurants to take part. Restaurants and wineries will offer samplings of their products, including conch chowder, fresh sh, sliders and Greek food. A steel drum band will provide live music. An auction is also planned featuring hotel stays and gift certi cates. “Last year about 600 people turned out, and we’re hoping for that many again,” Contrada said. “It’s a really lovely evening of camaraderie that brings the town together,” said Mark Silver, chamber president. “We work hard on it.” Silver said the annual event gives great local restaurants an opportunity “to show their expertise in creating epicurean delights.” Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door with a portion of the proceeds bene ting students at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Call Malcolm McClintock at the chamber at 954-776-1000. Get a real taste of the beach, meet neighbors and feel the sand Feb. 27El Prado Park 6 to 9 p.m.954-776-1000

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14 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 MuseumContinued from page 1are pretending it doesn’t exist,” said Steve Stagon, president of the museum.The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1.148 million people in the United States are infected with HIV/AIDS with 50,000 new cases occurring each year. An estimated 17,000 Americans and 1.8 million people worldwide die each year from the disease. Unfortunately, Stagon knows rst hand what the disease can do to people – beyond just the physical. “I’ve been HIV positive for 23 years. For a while it made me reclusive. It made me stop going out and seeing people [and led me to] certain situations that were less than healthy.” It’s only through support groups that Stagon says he was able to get healthy, get his life back and nd the strength to ght his situation. And it was through one of those groups, POZitive Attitudes, that the idea for the museum was born. “This whole museum developed out of POZitive Attitudes,” said Stagon. The group, made up of gay and bisexual men infected with HIV or AIDS, meets Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors. And the museum’s board members hope they can nd a location close by. “We’d like to be in the Wilton Manors-Oakland Park-Fort Lauderdale area,” said Stagon. To get started, $50,000 is needed and about half that has been raised. Stagon says organizers aim to open the world’s rst AIDS museum. Another AIDS museum organization exists and wants to open a permanent exhibit in Newark but has yet to do so. “We want to start off small to show people what we’re all about. When they see what we’re doing they’ll be much more appreciative and see where we’re going with it,” said Stagon. Right now, organizers are looking for a space, between 1,000 and 2,000 sq. ft., and money to fund their operations. If a permanent museum were built or acquired, it would feature various exhibits and themes. One gallery would be dedicated to education and prevention, others would feature a timeline of HIV/ AIDS with magazine covers and newspaper articles, photos of famous and noteworthy victims and information on vaccines and the progress scientists are making towards a cure. Organizers also want the museum to become a focal point for those living with HIV/AIDS to nd others facing the same situation. “We want to bring people back into the main stream of life,” said Stagon Once the initial location is opened, organizers will borrow exhibits from other organizations and put them on display. And David Friedland, event and exhibit planner, already has some lined up. One is “Faces of AIDS” a plaster face cast provided by someone with the disease. “People can actually touch the face so they can be touched by the face of AIDS,” said Friedland. Another will be a collection of posters, t-shirts and other memorabilia provided by Act Up, a group that organized marches to demand the government take action against AIDS. An AIDS ribbon made out of HIV medication pill bottles is also waiting to nd a temporary home in the museum. Visit www. worldaidsmuseum.com for more information or to make a donation.

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The Pelican 15 Friday, February 8, 2013 Send your events for publication to mdpelican@yahoo.com FisherContinued from page 12a desk during the week as a magazine editor. My cousin introduced me to the track blacksmith who arranged for me to meet some horse trainers. One of them gave me a hands-on lesson for jogging trotters in a sulky, and then let me exercise two of his mares. My jogging just took off from there.” Kathleen exercised an average of 10 to 12 horses every Saturday for various trainers until her knees gave out in 2004. Meanwhile, she began serving as editor of the Florida Racing Review, a weekly newspaper established in 1979. She also wrote a weekly feature on major horsemen as well as about the “little guys” at Pompano Park called “Off the Track.” This was in addition to her regular job as Editor of rst Plants, Sites & Parks magazine and then Corporate Executive magazine. “The horses were the perfect change of pace from the serious corporate world,” Kathleen said. “I met a vast range of people from devoted caretakers who lovingly groomed each animal to millionaire owners interested in their four-legged investments. All sat side-byside in the blacksmith shop. It was quite an education!” In addition to the Florida Racing Review she also had her photos of horses and horsemen published in Hoofbeats magazine. In the early 1980s, Kathleen became an active member of the Florida Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA), serving as two terms as vice president, and president and other positions. Gov. Brereton C. Jones of Kentucky recognized Kathleen’s efforts on behalf of the horse industry by making her an Honorary Kentucky Colonel in 1993. As a race horse owner, she served on the board of directors of the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (FSBOA), including two terms as an of cer and as editor of their newsletter. Over the years, she lobbied in Tallahassee on behalf of Florida horsemen. In addition, she married her husband Fred Segal in a formal ceremony in the Winners’ Circle at Pompano Park Racetrack in 1989. It was on a Saturday night just before the big rst race. “We had 6,000 attend our wedding in person, but only 135 at the dinner reception in the clubhouse afterward,” she laughed. Fred added that the track broadcast the wedding ceremony live on their national racing simulcast to many thousands, and the next day it made the front page of the New York paper Sportseye. “Our story was above the fold, and a million-dollar race was below, “ Fred beamed. Kathleen’s journalism activities in high school, and her formal education included completing all course work for a PhD in Communications at New York University. She had taught English at Kean University in New Jersey and written features for the Asbury Park Press before moving permanently to Florida. In Florida, she rst wrote for the West Broward News In addition to her continuing enthusiasm for harness racing and Farm Bureau, Kathleen is active with Fred in the Broward County 4-H Foundation where she serves on the Board of Directors. Both are involved in event planning at St. Martin’s Church in Pompano Beach, the Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club, and are members of the Pompano Beach Historical Society. In addition, Kathleen is proud of her colonial ancestry and has served as an of cer of the Lighthouse Point Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) for many years. Her latest interest is taking fencing lessons. “When I turned another decade older in July,” she smiled, “I decided I needed more physical activity. My two-hour-long fencing lessons give me quite a workout, especially since my fellow classmates range in age from 11 to 26. I keep up, but my sabre starts to droop by the end of the second hour!” Tickets for the Feb. 10 awards banquet are available for $60 from the FSBOA of ce in Pompano Beach at 954-972-5400. DempsyContinued from pageplanned on the site of the old K-Mart at Federal Highway and Copans Road, the new Marriott on A1A and the redeveloped Publix on Atlantic Boulevard. But while he thanked everyone who showed up, Fisher urged those who live in the city, like Jacobs, to make sure they give him the most important form of support: their vote. Fisher faces challenger David Baumwald on March 12.

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16 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach – Boxing promoter Don King has been selected marshal of the 66th annual Founders’ Days parade Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. During his colorful career, King managed America’s most famous boxers including Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes, Felix Trinidad, Evander Holy eld, George Foreman, and Julio Cesar Chavez. He has maintained an of ce of Don King Productions here on Fairway Drive for many years. Known for his wild hairdo and amboyant ways, King came to prominence in the 1970s when he arranged for Muhammad Ali and George Foreman to ght for the heavyweight crown in Zaire. The match was hyped as the “Rumble in the Jungle.” The next year, 1975, he staged “Thrilla in Manila,” a match between Ali and Joe Frazier. In 1984, he entered the entertainment eld managing The Jackson’s Victory Tour. A man with a long list of ‘ rsts’ in the boxing business, King, at 81, is still looking for opportunity. Recently, he was in Miami promoting a loser from the “Top Chef” show and he continues to stage boxing matches. The Founders’ Days parade steps off from Pioneer Park and proceeds east on Hillsboro Boulevard to A1A. At the beach it moves north and then circles back on Ocean Way to the main beach parking lot The four-day celebration begins Thursday, Feb. 14 when the carnival opens and runs through Sunday, Feb. 17. In between there is live entertainment, an arts and crafts show, food and drink vendors, and, at 9 p.m. Saturday, a reworks display. Free parking and trolley pick-ups available at The Cove Shopping Center and St. Ambrose Catholic Church. For additional information or to participate in the parade call the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429 or visit www.deer eld-beach.com/ foundersdays.Don King to lead Founders’ Days parade Send your events for publication to mdpelican@ yahoo.comSightingsContinued from page 11 p.m. at Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek. “Black Bear Presentation” by Lisa Ostberg, president of Florida Panther Refuge. 954-6094727. 2-21 – Wilton Manors Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 954-566-9019. 2-28 – Cocktails for a Cause from 7 to 10 p.m. at American Social, 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Event bene ts Broward Children’s Center. Appetizers, cocktails, door prizes and giveaways. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.See SIGHTINGS on page 19Melina Krik, 9, of Boca Raton, shes out a plastic duck at Unity in the Community in Pompano Beach on Feb. 2.

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The Pelican 17 Friday, February 8, 2013 Sponsors wanted for HeArts on the DriveWilton Manors – The City of Wilton Manors is looking for sponsors to help fund its HeArts on the Drive event, which will take place on Wilton Drive on Friday, Feb. 15 from 6 p.m. to midnight. The city is seeking six sponsors, $500 each, and restaurants to participate but other sponsorship opportunities are available. Wilton Drive will be closed from 4 p.m. to midnight. Call Randy Welker, economic development coordinator, at 954-390-2187. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Town Manager Connie Hoffmann cuts the cake served in honor of Town Clerk June White, right, during a break at a recent Town Commission meeting. White, town clerk for 6-1/2 years, is retiring later this month. At the Jan. 22 meeting White was presented a proclamation of appreciation from the Florida Association of City Clerks. Birthday partythan four years ago. According to Dr. Lynn Allison, who administers the NW Pompano Beach Business Loan Fund, Wells has repaid only $3,890 of the principal owed. Many of his payments, a total of $7,500, were interest only. Wells is running for the Dist. 2 seat now held by Woody Poitier. He has had two previous unsuccessful attempts to be elected to the commission. The Business Loan Fund loaned $1 million at seven percent interest to 56 small business owners in 2008, giving them 72 months to pay. Last year Wells made only ve payments, one in September which was prompted by a letter of default he received from the city. His is one of only three loans not being repaid on time, Dr. Allison said. “This has been a fabulous program,” she said. “These are people who could not get a loan from a bank.” Along with the loans come training workshops for the entrepreneurs and Dr. Allison said she tries to work with her clients to see them succeed. In the case of Wells, she could not make much contact she said. “We’re dealing with someone who does not honor his commitments,” she said this week. Wells is a regular critic of the NW Community Redevelopment Agency and the consulting rm RMA that directs it. “They have worked so closely with this community… it is distressing when Mr. Wells, who got one of our loans, stands up and lambasts them.” Wells used his money to set up his company Hope Broadcasting Network which recorded church sermons. Dr. Allison did not know if the company still existed. Attempts to reach Wells were unsuccessful at presstime.VOTE March 12 in Pompano Beach DefaultContinued from page 1 Music Under the StarsPompano Beach – The Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department hosts its monthly Music Under the Stars event on Friday, Feb. 8 starting at 7 p.m. This month’s event, held just south of the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier, 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd., features the Justin Enco Band which plays rock, reggae and 80s music. Music Under the Stars is held the second Friday of every month. Call 954-7864111.Tell The Pelican about your news! mdpelican@ yahoo.com or 954-7838700!

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18 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN WRITERFiore’s of New York 2460 E. Commercial Blvd. Fort-Lauderdale 954-493-9233“We serve the most authentic Italian food in town,” says Rose Ann Casale, a third generation Italian transplant from New York who, along with husband Fiore, likes to impress guests with hearty and flavorful recipes from the old country. “Our food is truly authentic and you will always feel like you are at home when you eat here.”Fiore’s of New York brings authentic Italian fare to North Fort Lauderdale The grilled salmon is always a good option. The shrimp and pasta dish is a customer favorite. The chicken Sinatra features a crisp chicken breast smothered in prosciutto and veggies accompanied by broccoli and smooth homemade mushroom risotto.See FIORES on page Of course, fresh pasta comes in a variety of preparations. “Our Bolognese is outstanding. We make the meat sauce with the freshest ingredients,” says Rose Ann. “Also, our pear pasta is out of this world. It comes in pasta pouches with fresh pears and pink cheese sauce… People just love it!” Grilled specialties come with choice of soup or salad, vegetable or penne pasta. These entrees include grilled salmon, chicken, shrimp, snapper or tilapia. Strombolis and calzones are served with a side of tomato sauce and come loaded with any combination of pepperoni, sausage, onion, green pepper, mozzarella spinach, mushroom, onion and ricotta. Pizza lovers will relish the 18” beauties covered in all the noteworthy toppings. Make it your way with extra cheese, pepperoni, sausage, meatball, Located near the corner of Commercial Boulevard and Federal Highway, this quaint trattoria serves up all the favorites that are expected from a top-notch Italian restaurant. The menu is loaded with all the best chicken, meat, fish and seafood classics that make this inviting eatery one of the most reliable Italian hotspots in Fort Lauderdale. “We treat people like family because once you eat here, you become family!” Some of the poultry favorites include the breaded chicken cutlet Sinatra sauted with prosciutto and spinach, the roasted Chicken Parmigiana with red peppers in a marinara sauce topped with mozzarella and the Gorgonzola sauted with shallots, spinach and mushrooms topped with gorgonzola glaze. “We are not a commercial Italian restaurant,” says the friendly Rose Ann. “Everything is made fresh to order the way you like it!” Meat aficionados will appreciate the veal sauted in Marsala wine and mushroom, the Piccata with lemon, white wine and capers and the Francese sauted in a lemon white wine sauce. On the seafood front, the flavorful shrimp or mussels marinara, shrimp & broccoli with garlic & olive white wine sauce, zuppa de pesce with shrimp, clams, calamari and mussels or the delectable white sauce zuppa de clam are all sure-fire options.

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The Pelican 19 Friday, February 8, 2013 The Veal Neapolitan showcases breaded veal with mozzarella and eggplant.Fiore’sContinued from page 18Fine art lovers are in for a special treat as ArtHall’s celebration of Black History month offers the community the eye-catching paintings of Ras David Williams and LaVaughn Wright. The event takes place Feb. 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. LaVaughn Wright is an abstract expressionist. His work can best be described as eclectic not strictly adhering to the precepts of one discipline of art but selecting and using elements that derive from a wide range of styles. Ras David Williams, a.k.a. “Raw Pencil,” moved to South Florida in 1997 where the rich mix of cultures convinced him to begin illustrating topics showcasing his own cultural identity. He was influenced and motivated by traditional African culture. Arthall will feature Eugene Grey, guitarist, arranger and composer. His style combines jazz, reggae and classical music has led to him touring worldwide as lead guitarist with a variety of Grammy Award winning artists. Members of the community will enjoy the high steppin’ energy of the Adimu Steppers of Blanche Ely High School. Adimu Men of Excellence, Inc., is an organization that provides educational and mentoring programs and services to elementary, middle and high school males. ArtHall combines business and art at the renovated space at the Pompano Beach CRA Business Resource Center, 50 NE 1 St., Pompano Beach. Call 954-5861111.Celebrate Black history at Art Hall, Feb. 20 Special to The Pelican salami, ham, fresh garlic, anchovies, bacon, onion, green pepper, black olives, broccoli, mushrooms, sliced tomato, eggplant, pineapple, marinara sauce, cherry pepper, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomato, spinach, chicken, pineapple, eggplant, feta cheese and more! “We serve big portions of affordable, traditional Italian fare. Whitey Ford and his wife come in regularly – mostly because the Hall of Famer loves our meatballs!” says Rose Ann. “We also have fabulous beer and wine offerings.” Full early bird meals start at $10.95, eyepopping entrees at $12 and large pizzas at $13. Don’t forget to ask for the daily specials. Give the tasty desserts a try as well. Buon appetito! Tell The Pelican about your news! Email mdpelican@yahoo. com or 954-783-8700! 2-25 – Retired Educators meeting at 12 p.m. at Stratford Court, 6343 Via de Sonrisa del Sur, Boca Raton. Attorney Jeffrey Devore will discuss immigration and naturalization. Meeting is free. New members welcome. 954-2556360 or 561-483-5445Events & Activities2-10 – Bingo at 1 p.m. at St. Henry’s Catholic Church 1500 S. Andrews Ave., Pompano Beach. 10 regular games and a three-part jackpot game. Doors open at 12 p.m. Prizes and refreshments. 954-785-2450. 2-14 – Valentine’s Day Dinner and Musicale at 6:30 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Church, 2001 S. Ocean Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. SightingsContinued from page 16 See SIGHTINGS on page 21

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20 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 Grow a better Veggie GardenBy Donna TorreyGARDEN GATEVegetable gardening is still popular, but I am sensing that some folks have gotten a little discouraged, realizing the large amount of time and effort that goes into a good harvest. Even I must admit that it is a lot of work to prepare the site each year, replant, and deal with the ever-present pests and diseases that come with this type of gardening. I have a secret. There is a better idea, an easier, more permanent, and abundant way. The vegetables most of us are familiar with come from temperate, European type climates and are annuals, which need to be replanted each year, completing their life cycle in one season. However, in South Florida, we are privileged to be able to grow tropical perennial vegetables. With tropical perennial vegetables, it’s plant once, and harvest for ever! Yes, really, and that’s what I call truly sustainable. Tropical perennial vegetables come mostly from the Caribbean area, parts of Asia and Africa, places like ours, where the climate is mild during the winters and hot and wet during the summers. They have names like Chaya, Katuk, Okinawa Spinach, Callaloo, Moringa, Pigeon Pea, Papaya, Cassava, and many others. They may be unusual and odd sounding, but once you get to know them, you may never want to plant anything else. I have been collecting and experimenting with these plants for a few years, and am amazed at their productivity and survivability. Once established, they almost reproduce themselves, and throughout the year provide an abundance of food. One of my favorite customers, Jackie Minett, who is a teacher at Lighthouse Christian School, wanted to teach the kids about vegetable gardening and was open to trying some of these in her own garden as an experiment. After her own success, she decided to take a small section of the school garden to plant these tropical vegetables. “I want to show the children where their food comes from, and to try new things. If kids grow it, they are much more likely to eat it! Also, the idea that this garden would require much less maintenance is very appealing.” Lighthouse Christian School, thanks to Jackie Minnett is going to have a vegetable garden that is a model of sustainability, and right now, is the only one like it of which I know. So far, they have planted: Moringa, Katuk, Pigeon Pea, Papaya, Okinawa Spinach, Amaranth, and Ethiopian Kale, which reseeds profusely. I haven’t had to plant more in over 2 years. Plants in areas with harsh conditions such as drought, extreme heat, poor soils and hurricanes, develop amazing traits of endurance. That sounds like South Florida to me! Sure, you can still plant tomatoes, but try some of these tropical perennial vegetables too. If you like to cook, you will soon learn how delicious these truly sustainable dooryard veggies are. Get to know these plants. Most of them can be researched on the internet, and many of them are available at The Garden Gate. If you are looking for a good book on the subject, Perennial Vegetables, by Eric Toensmeier is fantastic. Don’t give up on vegetable gardening, just yet... Sawyer Backus, shelling Pigeon Peas What fun!

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The Pelican 21 Friday, February 8, 2013 Dinner buffet, dessert table, raf es, music and dancing. Cost is $25 per person. 954941-7647. 2-14 – A romantic evening of classical music and Spanish food starts at 6:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day at American Rock in the Cove Shopping Center, at Hillsboro Boulevard and the Intracoastal. The evening features The South Florida Chamber Ensemble, tapas, an entre, Argentine desserts and sangria. Cost is $50. RSVP at 954-803-3762. 2-16 – Gold Coast Derby Girls take on the Bradentucky Bombers at 6 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8 St., Fort Lauderdale. Visit www.ticketmaster.com for tickets. 2-23 – African & African-American Stories with Sista Idya from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at Beach Branch Library, 221 Pompano Beach Blvd. Sista Idya will highlight the many aspects of Black History Month with storytelling lled with audience participation via call and response, creative movement, and chanting. 954357-7830.Health & Fitness2-10 – Hedglon Chiropractic Center, 1313 E. Sample Road, Pompano Beach, holds an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Experts will talk about chiropractic matters. Free computer scan, spinal exams, x-rays [if needed] and food and music. RSVP at 954-9461799. 2-16 – Reiki class from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lisa’s Healing Center. 4301 N. Federal Hwy. Suite 4, Pompano Beach. Cost is $100. RSVP at 954-782-6564.Music 2-9 – Sign up to perform at First Congregational Church 2501 NE 30 Street, Fort Lauderdale. Event is at 7:30 p.m. with sign up at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate. Cost is $5. 954-328-8878. 2-10 – Les Mack Trio performs from 3 to 4 p.m. at Spanish River Library, 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton. Performances include Dixieland music from New Orleans to Chicago. Free admission. 561-299-8684. 2-15 – Delray String Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale, and on Feb. 17 at The Colony Hotel, 525 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Tickets are $35. 561213-4138. SightingsContinued from page 19 See SIGHTINGS on page 24

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22 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 this pro t has generated “signi cant” income, he added, extending the life of the federal grants. “We can make a pro t. I think so far it is about $1.5 million,” Hopkins said. Selling the homes is no problem. “Once we acquire a house, we have a buyer,” he said. When the HUD funds were rst released, cities had a hard time bidding against investment buyers, but banks are now giving the cities the upper hand, Hopkins said. To his knowledge, none of the 58 homes have gone into default. In 2010, HUD allocated $40 million to Broward County. Pompano Beach is one of four cities, out of the 13 that received NSP funds, to ful ll its obligation by allocating all its funds. Fort Lauderdale, the recipient of $2.1 million, has performed the most poorly, allocating none of its NSP dollars according to HUD gures. In Deer eld Beach, where $1.1 million was granted, only $297,812 has been obligated and only $19,000 has been spent. The city is playing catch-up according to Donna DeFranzo who took over the community development division in 2010 after the department was re-organized By March, 50 percent of the NSP 3 funds have to be obligated and DeFranzo believes she will meet this goal. “We are trying our best,” she said this week. “We are moving ahead to extend funds, closing on properties and selling them. And we are looking for buyers.” Community Redevelopment Associates has been contracted to help with the process. In January, the city commission approved an amended plan for NSP 3 which now includes $770,000 in purchase assistance money and $850,000 to acquire and rehab seven homes. Previously, NSP money could only be spent in neighborhoods bordering the Dixie Highway corridor. Now, DeFranzo said, the target areas have been expanded to include the entire city. Also available come Feb. 19 are funds for home repair projects. Anyone wishing to apply for this funding should call 1-877-648-3321.HUD rebuildsContinued from page 3

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The Pelican 23 Friday, February 8, 2013 Wilton ManorsOver Easy Caf, 318 E. Oakland Park Blvd Tropics Restaurant, 2000 Wilton Drive Out of the Closet, 2097 Wilton Drive Acapulco Lindo, 2361 Wilton Drive Copy This, 2157 Wilton Drive Bank United, 2723 N. Dixie Hwy. Red’s Bar & Pkg. Store, 2610 N. Dixie Hwy. Quality Diner, 1417 N.E. 26 Street Of cials are unable to provide an exact date the new plant will go online but estimate it will happen sometime in the next few weeks. To celebrate, commissioners will hold a ribbon cutting at the plant, 925 E. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach, Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. Dodge said the current plant, built in the 50s and refurbished in 1970, had reached the end of its usefulness and many components needed to be replaced. The town added new lters, new operations building, new chemical feed facility and a new spiractor, which softens water before it’s pumped to homes and businesses. The old lters, chemical feed facility and spiractor were demolished. The town kept the ground storage tank, pump station building and the elevated storage tank. The plant extracts the town’s water from wells that are HillsboroContinued from page 1supplied from the Biscayne Aquifer.Commissioners unhappy with ChoiceHillsboro Beach – Commissioners here are fed-up with hearing residents complain about Choice Environmental, the company hired by the town to haul away trash and recycling, and voted Tuesday to officially put the firm on notice. Trucks leaking oil on pavers, improper weighing procedures and trucks blocking rights of way were among the complaints by residents and the city. One condo even stopped recycling service because the truck caused too many problems. “Instead of 16 [complaints last month] I would like to see three. You’re always going to have some,” said Commissioner Richard Maggiore. Commissioners said they’ve told Choice about the problems before but nothing significant has been done to solve them. “In some respects they’re getting worse,” said Mayor Dan Dodge to Carlos Verney, government affairs representative for Choice. “It looks like now it needs to be escalated to our senior management,” said Verney. “We’re not looking for conversation. We’re looking for a correction,” responded Dodge. “Otherwise, you’re going to force upon us some decisions.” One possible decision could be the termination of the contract with Choice. Town Attorney DJ Doody said once the town gives Choice written notice the company has 15 days to correct the problems. If it fails to meet the deadline the commission can vote to terminate and start negotiations with other companies. In the midst of a two-year contract with Choice, the town can set the termination date and give itself enough time to find a new vendor. Elks Lodge craft salePompano Beach – The Pompano Beach Elks Lodge will be hosting an outdoor craft and yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10 at 700 NE 10 St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Along with vendors, there will be a concession area where breakfast will be served. Vendors can rent a 15 x 15 space for $30. Event is free for the public. Proceeds benefit the Elks and its programs. 954-781-2300. Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo.com

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24 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad By Johnny L. McCray, Jr., EsquireGUEST WRITERPompano Beach Each year Bethel AME ChurchPompano, 405 NW 3 Ave. [Esther Rolle Avenue], celebrates Men’s Day the fourth Sunday of February. On Sunday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m., Bethel, pastored by Rev. Eddy Moise, Jr., Senior Pastor, will again hold a special service to honor the achievement and commitment of men to their families, church, and community. The selected theme for this year “Christian Men: Transforming Lives in the Spirit,” will be preached by guest messenger, Rev. Dr. Mack King Carter, pastor emeritus of New Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Fort Lauderdale. In addition to challenging men to endeavor to transform lives in the spirit of Jesus Christ, Dr. Carter is expected to challenge men to solidify Bethel AME Church-Pompano celebrates Annual Men’s Daytheir place as leaders in the family, church, and community. The Men’s Day leadership team will ensure that brethren from several other churches over South Florida are in charge of the service. The Edward Waters’ College Concert Choir will perform during this special service and the 2012 MEAC and Florida Classic Champions the BethuneCookman University Wildcats Football Team will be at this special service. Highlights of the special day will include presentations to male members of Bethel and the local community in honor and recognition of their outstanding service to Bethel and the local community.Anti-Violence & AntiBullying Community ForumLeading up to Men’s Day, Bethel is proud to host and sponsor as part of its celebration Real Talk: Transforming Our Community Away From Violence And Bullying Forum. In keeping with the Men’s Day theme, Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m., a town-hall type meeting with a target audience of all ages will be held. The forum will feature Hot 105 Radio Personality Rodney Baltimore as moderator, and four panelists: Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin; newlyelected Sheriff Scott Israel; Broward County Court Judge Ian Richards (immediate past Domestic Violence Division); and, Gordon Weekes, Esquire, Assistant Chief of Broward Public Defender’s Office. Edward Waters College Concert Choir On Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m., Bethel will present the Edward Waters College Concert Choir in full concert. This event promises to be spiritually uplifting.Tickets to this event are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The public is invited to each of these events. Call 9436220. German Car ShowOakland Park – Oakland Park Main Street presents its third annual Classic German Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. The event takes place on Northeast 12 Avenue or Main Street. Show entrance is on Northeast 36 Street off North Dixie Highway. For more information, call Siegi Constantine at 954-5652627. 2-17 – Passionate Piano Featuring Pianist Catherine Lan at 4 p.m. at Steinway Piano Gallery, 7940 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. 561-998-7784. 2-17 – New Presbyterian Church 100-Voice Concert Choir and The King’s Brass present “A Patriotic Spectacular” at 2 p.m. at Pompano Beach High School, 600 NE 13 Ave. An offering is suggested. 954-448-5083.Politics & Government2-12 – Deer eld Beach City Commission meeting at 8 p.m. at city hall, 150 NE 2 Ave. 2-12 – Pompano Beach City Commission at 7 p.m. at city hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. 2-12 – Wilton Manors City Commission at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 2-12 – Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea Town Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive.Theatre & Film2-16 – Kiss Me Kate at 8 p.m. at Herb Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. Dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets for dinner and show are $30 and $20 for just the show. Feb. 17 show is at 2 p.m. 954786-4590. Upcoming2-21 – Mostly Mozart at 7:30 p.m. at Lynn University’s Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Hear letters from Mozart’s life and performances of his works, including Fantasy in D minor performed by Roberta Rust. 561-237-9000. 2-21 Local author Deborah Sharp will speak at 11:30 a.m. at Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Ave. Famous for her hysterical Mace Mystery novels, Sharp will share how she takes her protagonist “Mama” on book tours. Cost is $25. Lunch included. 561-8659756. 2-24 – Hazardous waste and recycling drop-off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wilton Manors Municipal Complex, 2100 N. Dixie Hwy. Free drop-off. Proof of Broward County residency required. 954-7654999. 3-9 – American Association of University Women Pompano Beach Branch Annual Scholarship Fundraiser at 11:30 a.m. at Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, 2701 NE 42 St. Featured will be Author Deborah Sharp. Cost is $38. 954-524-2938. SightingsContinued from page 21

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The Pelican 25 Friday, February 8, 2013 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Next weekend, St. Coleman’s Catholic Parish will become a South Florida version of Little Italy. St. Coleman’s 30th Annual Italian Festival will be held Feb. 15 through Feb. 17 at the church parish hall and church grounds, 1200 S. Federal Hwy. What started in 1984 as a few pony rides and a spaghetti dinner has morphed into fullblown carnival rides, games and an extensive schedule of professional entertainment. The festival also boasts a long menu of Italian fare: fried mozzarella, calamari, pasta fagiole, spaghetti and meatballs, linguini with clam sauce, sausage and peppers, stuffed shells, Caesar salad, pizza and Italian ices and pastries. “The festival has remained much the same for the last 10 years. The entertainment is really excellent, the arts and crafts draw crowds, the rides are really enjoyable we make our own food. We’ve just gotten bigger and better,” said Dr. Richard Porraro, chair of the festival since it first began. Porraro is also a first generation Italian American whose parents immigrated to the United States from just outside Naples, Italy. “People come because they know it is an excellent St. Coleman’s Italian Festival offers family fun, a bit of Italy and funds to enhance church school South Florida Depression Glass Show & Sale, Feb. 10Pompano Beach – The South Florida Depression Glass Club hosts its annual American Glass, Pottery, Dinnerware Show and Sale on Sat., Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be door prizes, raffles, seminars, glass identification and more. Admission is $6.50. Call 305-884-0335.Glass menageriefestival. It’s a secure place to bring their children. We feel we’ve got a very good product,” added Porraro. This year’s entertainment includes easy listening, 60s and 80s crooners, a U2 tribute band, Eagles tribute band and Italian ballad singer Gianni Monti. And the fun and entertainment provided by the festival over the years has provided much needed funds to pay for improvements to the parish, its school and programs. The $30,000 raised during the first year paid to convert the old church building into a parish hall. “We thought we struck it rich,” said Porraro. Last year’s event brought in $365,000. Part of that money paid for iPads for certain grades at the school. Using the money, St. Coleman’s has also refurbished its athletic field and upgraded its security system. “Our efforts have provided some good funding for our school projects,” said Porraro. Festival held on Feb. 15 [1 to 11 p.m.], Feb. 16 [12 to 11 p.m.] and Feb. 17 [12 to 8 p.m.], will be held at the church parish hall and church grounds, 1200 S. Federal Hwy. Admission, parking and entertainment are free but attendees have to buy tickets for rides, games and food. Trolley’s will run from the parking lots at the following sites: Bank Atlantic, 1600 S. Federal Hwy.; First Citizens Bank, 6555 N. Federal Hwy. and AtlanTech Towers, 5442 N. Federal Hwy. Visit www. italianfest.org for tickets for more information. Jackie Dixon, worker at the St. Coleman’s Italian Festival, gives a boost to Mia Schnitzer, 5, of Boca Raton, during last year’s event. The festival, held in Pompano Beach, celebrates its 30th year next weekend. [Photo by Michael d’Oliveira]

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26 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 Pelican Classi eds mean business! 954-783-8700!Classi eds Call 954-545-0013 Call The Pelican at 954-783-8700! HELP WANTEDAFRAID OF DOWNSIZING? Start building a business to supplement your income. Great earnings potential on a part-time basis with Primerica. Call 954729-0192. 10-26MASTER GARDNER – A1A N.E. BROWARD Wednesday Or Saturday Every Other Week. Must Have Own Tools!! NO LAWN! $150/Day. 954-7817356. 2-15 SEEKING EMPLOYMENTCAREGIVER/COMPANION Caucasian Woman With 25 Yrs Exp. To Assist & Care For Your Loved Ones. Days. References Available. 954-482-5494. 2-8 HHA SEEKS Weekends & Eves. Mon – Fri. Light Housekeeping – Prepare Meals. Speak English. U. S. Citizen. Experienced References Available. 561-908-1017. 2-8 CNA/HHA MALE SEEKING To Care For Your Loved One! Available 7 Nights/ Days. Reliable, Flexible, Compassionate. Excellent Cook – Errands / Dr. Appts. References Upon Request. 754-422-7857. 2-8 COMPANION AIDE – NIGHTS OR LIVE-IN. HONEST, RELIABLE. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. VAL 954-817-8016. 2-8 HOME HEALTH AIDE – Private Certified. Day Or Nights. Providing Loving & Professional Care. Honest & Reliable. Affordable Rates. References Available. 954-6787754. 2-15 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 CROWN MOLDING – Enhance Your Home For The Holidays. Call Margie At Royal Crown Molding. 954-717-1805. (Woman Owned). MARCELA’S CLEANING – Residential Cleaning. Affordable Service You Can Trust! Experienced & GREAT References. 954-376-0524. 3-1 GOT JUNK? TRASH HAULING – CONDO CLEANUPS – Trees/ Landscape, Yard Fill, Pressure Wash/ Roofs/Home Repairs – Welding, Etc. Call Dave 954-818-9538. 2-22 URIEL’S PAINTING – INTERIOR OR EXTERIOR. Over 10 Years Experience. Affordable Rates. FREE Estimates!! 754-235-4606. All Credit Cards Accepted. 2-15 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. 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. CSTAMP COLLECTIONSWANTED – ACCUMULATIONS & COLLECTIONS Of Stamps. House Calls Made. Call John 954-467-7128 Or 954-6142562. COLLECTIBLESWANTED – 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. 2-22 THRIFT STORECLF THRIFT STORE – 801 SE 10 ST. DEERFIED. Monday & Wednesday 10am-3pm. Friday & Saturday 10am-4pm. 20% OFF Friday & Saturday ONLY!!!! 954-428-8980. 3-1 FURNITUREBEDSETS-King $180-Queen $130-Full $110-Twin $90. 5 Pc Bedroom Set $399. Frames $39. www.bedsbestbargain.com 954-465-6498. 2-8 QUEEN BOX SPRING & MATTRESS – Frame – Like New $175. (2) Pier I Rattan Bar Stools $70. Sofa Table – Marble – Wrought Iron – Glass $60. Green Wrought Iron Chaise Lounge / Pad $40. Pompano NE 14 St. 954-839-0740. 2-8 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. 2-8 POMPANO BEACH CALIBAN CANAL Off NE 14th Street Causeway. No Fixed Bridges. Water, Electric. Up To 33’. $325 Month. Call 954-7814994. 2-8 ROOMS FOR RENTDEERFIELD – PRIVATE ROOM & BATH In Double Wide Mobile Home. W/D – Complete Kitchen Use. Heated Pool. $550 Month + 1/2 Security. 954-588-8940. 2-8 MOBILE HOME SALESDEERFIELD BEACH DOUBLE 24x60’ 2/2 – New Siding – Windows – Water Heater – A/C – Flooring – Overroof – Corner Lot – Enclosed Front Porch 10x24’ – New Shower Stalls. $28,900. Call 954-325-1515. Pelican Classi eds mean business! 954-783-8700!

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The Pelican 27 Friday, February 8, 2013 Classi eds Call 954-545-0013 CARS FOR SALE1995 CLASSIC MERCURY COUGAR XR7 – Low Mileage!! Well Maintained / Service Records. Call 954-8125192. 3-1 GARAGE SALESDEERFIELD BEACH 33441 – 1365 E HILLSBORO BLVD. February 9th Sat. 9am – 3pm. Hillsboro Cove Condo Community Yard Sale. GREAT FINDS – GREAT PRICES!!!! CEMETERY PLOTS2 PLOTS SIDE BY SIDE – Prime Location. Star Of David Near Chapel. Getting $5,400 Each. Will take $5,000 For Both. 954-290-6897 Or 561-368-4787. 2-8 HOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO COZY 3/2 With Central Air Conditioning. Fenced In Yard. $1,200 Per Month. 540 NE 35 Street. Call Darci At 954-783-3723. 2-22 POMPANO BEACH – LEISUREVILLE 3/2 – 1 Car Garage. $1,200 Month Yearly Lease. Utilities Not Included. Available March 1st. 954-6498867. 2-8 SEASONAL RENTALDEERFIELD BEACH E OF A1A – Due To Cancellation Furnished Efficiency Apt. Available. Pool – Laundry – Yard – Parking. Walk To Beach & Pier. $450 Week/$1,600 Month. 954-428-8262. 2-15 REAL ESTATE WANTEDI BUY HOUSES!! CASH!! AS IS! QUICK CLOSE! ANY AREA – ANY CONDITION! NO EQUITY OK. CALL NOW 954-914-2355. 4-19 REAL ESTATE FOR SALEPOMPANO PROPERTIES FOR SALE – RIVERGATE – T/ H Rarely Available. 3 Bdrm/2.5 Bath/1-CG – ICW View $475K. 3228 TOWNHOMES/ CAMELOT – 2/2 T/H, One Floor Only! Totally Renovated, Approx. 1/2 Block To Ocean $280K. SEA HAVEN #321 B – Remodeled. 2/2 – Adjacent To Marina $155K. GARDEN AIRE VILLAGE S. #415, 2/2 Approx. 1 Mile To Sea! $110K. Contact PJ Carswell, Atlantic Prop. Int. Inc. – 954-242-4260. pj@atlanticprop.com 2-8 CONDOS FOR SALECENTURY VILLAGE – DEERFIELD. Beautiful 2/2 Ground Floor Corner Unit. Bright & Sunny With Screened Patio Overlooking Canal. Fully Furn. Move-in Ready. MUST SEE! Asking $48,000. 561-3729837. 2-15 POMPANO 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 AEGEAN OCEANFRONT Large South Side 2/2 + Den Or 3rd Bedroom On Sand. Great Oceanview! Tiled & Remodeled. Hurricane Proof Building. 24 Hr. Security. Garage Park – 2 Cars. New Exercise Room. Hot Tub, BBQ, Heated Pool. Widest Beach In Area. Price Reduced To $359,000. Dynasty R.E. 954295-2356. 2-8CONDOS FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH – 2 BLOCKS BEACH!! 2/2 Apt. All Upgraded. Screened Balcony – Covered Parking. Security! Heated Pool. Exercise Room. $1,300 Month. 954-6291324. 3-1 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 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 – ALL NEW! QUIET BUILDING WITH COURTYARD!!. Annual Lease $900 Month. Call 609-638-1291. 2-8 POMPANO – ATLANTIC – ICW AREA. Duplex 1/1. Yard. Utilities Paid Including Electric. Washer – Dryer. Lease $900 Month. 954-415-8838. POMPANO / MCNAB ROAD & NE 18 Avenue – 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished – Unfurnished. $650 $850 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-610-2327. 2-8 FOR RENT!! ANNUAL 2/2 Magni cent View LHP Marina/ Intracoastal. Unfurnished. No Pets. 954-801-4717. 2-22 BEACHY-KEEN! 2 Bedroom 2 Bath1 Block From The Sand In NE Pompano. Annual Lease $1,275 Month. 954-6148428. 2-8 LIGHTHOUSE POINT – MARINA AREA. Very Attractive Large 2/2. Rent Dock At Marina & Walk Home. $1,700 Month Unfurnished. Agent 954-614-8428. 2-8 POMPANO BEACH NE 2/1 New $9952/1,5 Townhouse -Pool $1095 SW – 2/1 $925 – 2/2 $950 – ALL FREE WATER. Rent + $75 App Mov-U-In. 954-781-6299. 2-8 POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $500. Easy Move-in. 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 954-783-3723. 2-22 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. $1,2 00 + Tax. Yearly Lease. C/A. Nice Of ces. Hurry Won’t Last Long! Darci 954-7833723. 2-22 Pelican Classi eds mean business! 954-783-8700!

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28 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 Tell The Pelican about your shing news! mdpelican@yahoo.com or 954-783-8700! Deerfield Beach -The Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce Nautical Destination Committee has completed its first project, the release of the city’s first official Nautical Map and Visitor’s Guide for tourists, snowbirds and residents, showcasing the marine amenities in Greater Deerfield Beach. Twenty thousand free maps and visitor guides have been delivered to Deerfield Beach hotels, restaurants and condominiums as well businesses that participated in the project. They can also be picked up at Deerfield Beach City Hall, 150 SE 2nd Ave. and the Chamber offices, 1601 E. Hillsboro Blvd. There are Portuguese, French and Spanish translations on the back for out-of-area visitors. The list of Deerfield Beach nautical amenities include an award winning beach, the International Fishing Pier, two ocean inlets, pristine natural beaches and artificial US Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating CourseAs a public service, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Pompano Beach, is offering our “About Boating Safely” Course on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the West Marine Pompano Beach, 850 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. This one-day program begins promptly at 8 a.m. and nishes at 5 p.m. All materials and lunch are provided. Cost is $50 per person and includes materials. Contact Richard Leys at 954-942-8108.Deer eld’s rst nautical map available now reefs, a 53.3 acre island nature park, waterway boat ramps at Pioneer Park and the Villages of Hillsboro Park, the Johnnie McKeithen Park boat dock, the Intracoastal Waterway, 15 miles of ocean access property, three ocean-access marina’s, the Hillsboro River, Quiet Waters Park with Splash Adventure & Ski Rixen USA and Crystal Lake, home of wakeboard champions, all contributing to the city’s unique nautical footprint. Jeff Levine of South Florida Chamber Maps was engaged to create, print and distribute the maps. This is a full, fourcolor, pocket-fold map funded by business advertisers. It is expected to be instrumental in directing visitors to Deerfield Beach’s many nautical amenities. Call 9544271050. Lighthouse Point – Anglers looking for a good swordfish bite should wait until the sun goes down. RJ Boyle, owner of RJ Boyle Studios in Lighthouse Point, said numerous reports are coming out of Fort Lauderdale that recreational fisherman are landing swordfish. On average, he says, the weight is about 80 lbs. per fish. “The bite has been early from sundown to 11 p.m. So you can be back to the dock by midnight or 1 a.m. and not lose a day of work,” said Boyle, who added, “You’ll see that [bite] until the end of the weekend.” Boyle said the bait of choice to catch swordfish is either Spanish mackerel with a single 10/0 stainless steel non-offset J-hook or a reddyed squid. “A squid changes colors when its alarmed,” said Boyle. “When fish look at it they think it’s [afraid], so they’ll bite it.” “This time of year, we have a lot of big fish so don’t use anything less than a 50 lb. reel to land a monster.” And for those who do venture out, Boyle says the weather should be good the whole weekend and the bite is about 200 ft. below the boat. “With all the great weather this week you need to take a chance.” Need tips? Call RJ Boyle Studios at 954-4205001. Sword sh night bite is on

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The Pelican 29 Friday, February 8, 2013 Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo.com BROWARD SHERIFF’S OFFICEBroward Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for a man purse-toting robber who hit two Deerfield Beach stores on two different days. In the first robbery Dec. 18, a black male in his 20’s robbed two cashiers at the Sports Authority in the Deerfield Mall. The suspect approached the registers as if he were purchasing a pack of sweatbands. When the cashier opened the cash drawer, he brandished a handgun from a man purse, or satchel-type bag. He then startled another cashier, put the gun to her face and grabbed money out of her hand. He fled on foot to the rear of the mall. In this robbery, the gunman wore a white t-shirt, red basketball shorts, black shoes with white soles, mirrored sunglasses and a black ball He pretends he’s about to make a purchase, but when it’s his turn to pay, he draws a gun cap. Around 11:30 a.m. Jan. 7, detectives believe the same suspect entered a busy Michael’s store across the street from the previous robbery, wearing a white long-sleeved sweater, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a white baseball hat. After he was in the store for about 10 minutes, the suspect waited in line like he was making a purchase. When he got to the registers, he pulled a handgun out of the satchel and jumped over the counter, pointing the gun at the cashier. Anyone with information about these robberies should call BSO Detectives John McMahon or Vince Coldwell at 954-321-4270 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardCrimeStoppers. org. VetContinued from page 1John Katsaros, author of Code Burgundy:The Long Escape. Katsaros will be at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport today through Sunday to discuss his book and his famous B-17 ight. [Photo by Dr. Joe McGee]factory in Frankfurt, Germany. Only one plane, the B-17 Man O’ War reached this target and destroyed 90 percent of the factory. Getting to the target was one story; getting away was another. John Katsaros was a 20year-old waist gunner on the Man O’ War. Now at 89, he continues to talk about his experiences that day. “We had six German planes ring at us,” he said. “We didn’t want to bail out over Germany. It was 60 degrees below zero at our altitude. I had been shot in the arm and leg. The pilot had been shot in the throat. The two gunners had been shot. The pilot had set the alarm to abandon ship. We threw the navigator out rst. His parachute never opened.” In a matter of minutes, the crew, aware that the plane was on re, worked to assist each other to jump. jumped out at 27,000 feet over France. The plane exploded within seconds after the radio man jumped. “We knew we would pass out for lack of oxygen,” Katsaros said. “But we hoped by the time we hit 10,000 feet, we’d be conscious.” Katsaros was at 5,000 feet when he opened his eyes and pushed the button to open his parachute. He was lucky that day because he was wearing an English parachute that provided a button-operated mechanism as opposed to the American style that required him to pull a D-shaped ring. He would not have been able to pull the ring with his wounded arm. “Before I jumped, I recited “The Lord’s Prayer” in Greek and crossed myself. I landed on an old WWI airstrip. German planes ew by. I could see the pilots. They saluted me. I saluted back. Within 15 minutes the Gestapo trucks came to pick us up. I was taken to a farmhouse. My ankles were broken, my ribs cracked and my head was bleeding.” For six days, Katsaros was interrogated. He had neither food nor water during that time. Katsaros was rescued by members of the French Resistance and taken to a clinic near Reims Cathedral where nearby Dr. Levy, a French Jew, was hiding from the Gestapo in the cellar. The complete account of Katsaros’s service and survival during World War II, is chronicled in his book, Code Burgundy: The Long Escape, available at Katsaros3@comcast.net. Originally from Massachusettes, Katsaros spends his winters in Ocean Ridge, Florida. Katsaros and The Pelican met up at Pompano Air Park’s Collings Foundation exhibit of its refurbished B-17 and B24 planes. Katsaros was there to tell of his experiences beside a B-17 similar to the Man ‘O War. As a World War II Veteran, he answers questions regarding this experience. Katsaros will be on hand today through Sunday at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport near Hangar No. 63 to answer questions from visitors. Entrance fee to the “walk-through” of the planes is $12. Visitors can also reserve passage for ights on both planes. Flight costs are $425. Reservations are suggested for ights. Call 978562-9182 for reservations or information. In particular, the bombardier had a broken leg and needed help to jump. Katsaros could not put on his own parachute because of his wounded right arm. He was assisted by the other remaining crewmember, the radio man, and

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30 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 Wilton Manors – The winners of Art Gallery 21’s rst-ever Juried Exhibit displayed their work at a special reception held during the monthly Island City Art Walk in Wilton Manors on Jan. 18. A total of 60 artists submitted their work for the exhibit with 24 selected to be judged. “Next year we’ll probably double that,” said Robert Gross. This year’s winners were Pat Wahl, Aviva Sasson and Diane Montrose. Their work will be on display every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. until Feb. 8. Art Gallery 21, sponsored by the Central Area Neighborhood Association and the Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department, is located in the Woman’s Club of Wilton Manors, 600 NE 21 Court.Wilton Manors’ Art Gallery 21 celebrates winners of rst juried exhibit Art Gallery 21 founder Constance Ruppender and artist Pat Wahl with her rst place, “Proud As A Peacock” oil on canvas painting. [Center] Artist Aviva Sasson with her second place “King Oak” oil on canvas painting. [Right] Diane Montrose with her third place “Have A Cigar” mixed media creation.

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Friday, February 8, 2013 Vol. XXI, Issue 6 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 Hillsboro water treatment plant improvements almost nished By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFF Hillsboro Beach This town could buy drinking water from one of its bigger neighbors but Mayor Dan Dodge said its important for residents to control their own source. We can better judge and control future pricing instead of being part of big brother. We have control of our own service, said Dodge. We know what our demands are. Financially, its the wiser choice. To keep Hillsboro from having to rely on another municipality, commissioners approved spending $5 million in 2011 to replace a signi cant portion of the old water plant buildings and facilities. Lighthouse Point Hometown Heroes will be celebrated during Lighthouse Points 13th Annual Keeper Days. On Friday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. this years Keepers will be honored at the Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club, 2701 NE 42 St. This year, the Keepers are Lighthouse Point Police Department Commander Charles Marchitello and two men 13th Annual Lighthouse Point Keeper Dayswho died last year, Pompano Beach Fire ghter Bill Elliot and Lt. Kevin Horkheimer of the Lighthouse Point Fire Rescue Department. RSVP at 954-784-3439. On Saturday, Feb. 9 a parade will start at 10 a.m. at the Pink Church, 2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach, and end at Frank McDonough Park, 3500 NE 27 Ave., Lighthouse Point. At the park there will be entertainment and activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and reworks, entertainment and a concert from 6 to 9 p.m. at Dan Witt Park, at 4521 NE 22 Ave., Lighthouse Point. On Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. there will be a family sports day at Frank McDonough Park. Call 954784-3439. Museum will put a face to AIDS, help those who suffer, educate othersBy Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFWilton Manors Facing AIDS may become less frightening if the proposed World AIDS Museum and Education Center becomes a reality here, a reality that will require some hefty contributions. [AIDS is still] a huge problem and theres a huge stigma about it. People Commission candidate in default of Business Loan FundBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach City commission candidate Joseph Wells is in default of a $25,000 business loan he received from the city more See DEFAULT on page 17 Robb drops ballot box plan; focuses on aggressive signageBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach Mayoral candidate Jean Robb spent about $175 on ve lock boxes she intended to use to collect absentee ballots. This week, she withdrew the idea saying she feared the opposition, Mayor Peggy Noland, would challenge those ballots, Robb had planned to place lock See ROBB on page 5 See HILLSBORO on page 23 John Katsaros, 89, ew on a B-17 similar to this one, which recently stopped at the Pompano Air Park. Katsaros was 22 when he was part of a crew that bombed a jet engine factory in Frankfurt in 1944. [Photo by Dr. Joe McGee] Walking through a B-17, war hero recalls mission, capture and escapeBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFMarch 20, 1944, Reims, France It was a bad beginning. A blanket of heavy fog covered the air eld. Two planes which took off in the fog crashed, killing all on board. This mission had called for 500 planes to destroy a air craft engine See VET on page 29 See MUSEUM on page 14

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2 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 SightingsA community calendar for Northeast Broward County. Send your event information to mdpelican@yahoo.com The Pompano Beach High School JROTC and Jay Clancey performed at this weekends Unity in the Community event at Pompano Community Park. [Photos by Michael dOliveira]Art 2-15 Island City Artwalk from 7 to 10 p.m. along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Businesses host local artists and many serve food and refreshments. Visit www. islandcityartwalk.com. 2-20 ArtHall from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Business Resource Center, 50 NE 1 St., Pompano Beach. ArtHall combines networking and the work of local artists. 954-5861111. 2-20 Our Art-By-TheSea presents Batik on Rice Paper with Watercolors from 7 to 9 p.m. a LauderdaleBy-The-Sea Community Church, 4433 Bougainvilla Drive, Lauderdale-By-TheSea. Tammy Seymour will demonstrate the process of creating rice paper batiks. 954-594-0444 or 954-7857408.Auctions, Sales2-9 Nassau House White Elephant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 301 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. Housewares, electronics, jewelry, baked goods, holiday items, furniture, books and paintings for sale and raf e prizes. 2-9 Pompano Beach GreenMarket from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Cypress Road and Atlantic Boulevard. Held every Saturday. 954-292-8040. 2-9 &10 Craft & Home Show at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8 St., Fort Lauderdale. Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $6. 386-8600092. 2-9 & 10 Wilton Manors Green Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Held every Saturday and Sunday. 954592-0381. 2-10 Deer eld Beach Green Market at 8 a.m. at The Cove, Hillsboro Boulevard and the Intracoastal, at the Cove. Held every Sunday. 561-239-1536 or 561-2998684.Auditions2-9 Casting call for Youre a Good Man. Charlie Brown at Sol Theatre, 333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. Appointments only. Auditions also held Feb. 10 and 11. 561447-8829.Books & Lectures2-9 Book sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Imperial Point Library, 5989 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. 954-492-1881. 2-9 Book fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton See SIGHTINGS on page 9

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The Pelican 3 Friday, February 8, 2013 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Using $5.9 million in Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] funds, this city has rescued and sold 58 homes, a notable step in removing the urban blight caused by foreclosures. The money is administered by the city through HUDs Neighborhood Stabilization Program [NSP], initiated to Abandoned homes being saved with HUD funds amounting to $4.4 million; so far, 58 homes have been rehabbed or rebuiltget abandoned homes off the streets. The rst grant, $4.4 million, has all been allocated, Assistant City Manager Willie Hopkins said. NSP 3, $1.5 million, is 60 percent committed and unlike the rst grant where homes could only be rehabbed, use of this money is more exible: houses can be torn down and rebuilt. So far, 19 families are enjoying completely rebuilt homes. One on Northeast 18 Avenue was dedicated last week. Built for around $100,000, the two bedroom, two bath home is the next generation of a new construction technique using poured concrete. According to Hopkins, it is a less expensive way to build and is more energy ef cient. Dist 2 Commissioner Charlotte Burrie was at the ribbon-cutting for The Highlands home and was impressed. I am so glad NSP money is available and working for us eliminate slum and blight. It is has made a noticeable impact on our community. NSP 3 funds can only be spent in Cresthaven, The Highlands and Kendall Green, areas that came to the top by using a complicated formula. This restriction will make these neighborhoods about equal to the number of homes rehabbed in the northwest part of the city where, previously, all NSP funds were spent. Not long ago the city commission recognized a dozen residents who had bought rehabbed or new housing. Hopkins said the projected sale price on 18 Avenue was $115,000. This week he did not have the exact selling gure, but said the city likely made a small pro t which goes back into the program. Over the years, See HUD REBUILDS on page 22

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4 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park City commissioners unanimously agreed Wednesday to direct city of cials to enter into an agreement with the Urban Farmer Institute to provide recreation and instructional services at an urban farm/park in a portion of Jaco Pastorius Park. The agreement includes plans for a community garden on the property, for Community Supported Agricultural Services and for a green market, according to Ray Lubomski, director of community and economic development. Subscribers will receive regular distributions from the farm through the Community Supported Agriculture Program. The agreement is for ve years with a possible ve-year extension. The property is on an acre at the northern end of the park. The city will build a parking lot with about 120 spaces and install a well and fence. Existing trees will remain and be supplemented with fruit trees to make the area aesthetically pleasing. Vendors will sell agricultural products at the green market, which will take place once a week in the new city parking lot north of City Hall. The day has not yet been determined. Were taking baby steps to get this started, Lubomski said. He said culinary schools are very excited about having an urban farm nearby. The Urban Farm Institute will conduct classes and tours of the farm and administer the green market. The Urban Farming Institute is a Florida not-forpro t corporation established to develop innovative farming technologies linking food, community and the environment through education in the belief that farming and food should be sources of health and wellbeing for everyone. Purpose of the institute is to provide awareness and access to fresh, local and healthy food. In a related development, commissioners approved on rst reading an ordinance to permit honey beekeeping in the downtown mixed use district on city-owned property. Beekeeping would be part of the educational component of the urban farm. Existing laws dont allow bee keeping.Farming gets OK from city, new law opens up bee-keeping on city-owned land

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The Pelican 5 Friday, February 8, 2013 Cast Your Advertising Net to 7 Northeast Broward Cities! The Pelican 954-783-8700 boxes at ve businesses around the city that support her, collect absentee ballots and deliver them to the supervisor of elections, saving voters the $1.47 postage. Brenda Snipes, supervisor of elections, and her longtime employee Mary Cooney, thought it was a bad idea. Although not prohibited by law, both said the real danger to the voter is if the ballots were not delivered to the supervisor. Other than by mail, absentee ballots can be returned only to the built-in ballot boxes at the countys two courthouses. Robb, who was mayor from 1980 to 1993, has run several times since then. This time, she has mounted an aggressive advertising campaign. Robb/Mayor signs have been placed at frequent intervals along the citys major thoroughfares. According to her last campaign report ending Feb. 1, she has spent almost $3,000 on the red and white signs. Funding for her campaign so far has come from many small donors and the $6,000 she has loaned herself for a total of $12,620. Of that she has spent $10,887. One of her most generous supporters is the owner of Gustav Realty in the Cove Shopping Center and his related businesses there. Delray restaurant owner Tony Verderame and Data Management out of Jupiter are her only $500 donors. Nolands campaign contributors include some of the areas largest political donors. With $17,650 in her account as of Feb.1 Noland has the support of JBs restaurant where the manager and owners have contributed $2,000, Keith and Associates, Wheelabrator, waste and recycling hauler Bergeron, $2,500, attorneys Becker Poliakoff, Shutts & Bowen, Aleida Waldman and Ruden McCloskeys Committee for Good Government. She also a number of individual $500 donors. To date, however, her sign campaign is almost nonexistent. The only other commission race in the March election is for the District 3 seat which covers Century Village East and Crystal Lake. Richard Rosenzweig has raised $1,134, his largest backer the Deer eld Beach Democratic Club. Donna Capobianco VOTE March 12 in Deer eld Beach RobbContinued from page 1 has $2,900 in her campaign account, $1,000 of it a loan from herself and $500 from attorney Patrick Murphy. The other candidate for this seat is Caryl Berner who reports no monetary activity. Berner led under the citys hardship policy so did not have to pay the ling fees.

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6 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 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, Christopher Siren 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 6 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Call 954-783-8700 or send your letters to the editor to mdpelican@yahoo.com Opinion & LettersCommissioners are too well paidTo the Editor; Well, I saw a letter in a local newspaper about the salaries of the Deer eld Beach City Commissioners and Mayor. Guess what? They are due to receive an increase in the area of $3,000 each. Plus they get medical insurance and a pension. Great little things they have going. To me its wrong and a typical scam and all of them are responsible. Remember they actually only have to go to a couple of meetings a month. What a bunch of hypocrites. After playing games and ring 106 employees and making the others take pay cuts,they all should be removed from their positions. John Grassi Deer eld Beach Ed. Note: According to a letter dated Jan. 29, Ada Graham-Johnson, Deer eld Beach city clerk, informed candidates of new salaries: city commissioner [$30,557] and mayor [$36,613.] Letters A big thanks to those who make the Festival of the Arts a successTo the Editor; The 33rd annual Festival of the Arts was held at the beach Jan. 26 and 27 and the Deer eld Beach Cultural Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank those whose attendance and participation helped make it an absolutely outstanding in success. It is important for you to realize that all money raised by the cultural committee, an all-volunteer group, is ltered back into the community for the production of other cultural events and scholarships. Your support of our events is greatly appreciated. Your support of our events bene ts the whole community. We especially want to thank the BSO Citizens on Patrol, the BSO Police Athletic League, the BSO Explorer Honor Guard, the Deer eld Beach Kiwanis Key Club and local Kiwanis members, Precious Baker, sand sculptor John May, all of our sponsors and restaurants that contributed so generously including JBs, Oceans, Dandee Donuts and Subway and those who took ads in our program. A special thank you to all our volunteers. Each of these components is vital to producing a successful hometown event. Speaking of those without whom the festival could not happen are the Citizens on Patrol. This organization is comprised of residents who volunteer their time to assist BSO with crime prevention by patrolling our neighborhoods and providing traf c control at special events. They were with us from 9 a.m. Saturday through 5 p.m. on Sunday. When you see them at various events, say thank you. Festival of the Arts posters, t-shirts and tote bags are still available. Call 954480-4429 to purchase. Judi Stanich Chair, Deer eld Beach Cultural CommitteeCorrectionIn the Feb. 1 article New look at Atlantic terminus, The Pelican wrote about a lease the city has signed to use private land at Atlantic Boulevard and Pompano Beach Boulevard as a public parking lot. In the article it was incorrectly written that, if the ve-year lease was broken prematurely by the private owner before the expiration date, the city would get $80,000 per every month left on the agreement. The correct amount is $8,000 per month. The Pelican regrets the error.Commissioners work hard for their moneyTo the Editor; We need to get the word out about how much actual time and money out of their own pockets that our commissioners and mayor spend in public service over and above the couple of times a month they sit in meetings. You can be sure that most city employees are making much more than $27,000 to 33,000 per year they make. Our mayor and our elected commissioners in this town work hard to support our citizens and make themselves available, day and night. Some of them work a full time job to support their families, and if anyone believes these folks dont give more than their fair share of time to their commission jobs you are sadly mistaken! Have they been asked how much they put out of their own pockets to attend functions and pay for meals for themselves and their spouses or family? How many nights do they sit in meetings until 11 p.m. or midnight? Joan Gould Deer eld Beach

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The Pelican 7 Friday, February 8, 2013 In Lighthouse PointOfferdahls, 2400 N. Federal Hwy. Lighthouse Point Marina, 2831 Marina Circle Red Fox Diner, 3640 N. Federal Hwy. Lighthouse Point Police Dept., 3701 NE 22nd Ave. Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, 2701 NE 42 St. Bone sh Macs, 2002 E. Sample Rd. Packys 4480 N. Federal Hwy Supporters of Oakland Park City Commission candidate Tim Lonergan turned out Jan. 15 for a campaign kick-off celebration at Tequila Sunrise. From left are Lonergan, Pat Crowley, Mitchell Stollberg, Janice Balkan and Floyd Adams. Lonergan, a candidate for Seat 5, says, Oakland Park is a great city that has a lot of opportunity for improvement. He has volunteered as an activist to help clean up the community, helping to remove snipe signs and graf ti. The more attractive it is, the more businesses will want to set up here, and the fewer empty businesses and homes there will be, he says. Longeran faces former commissioner Layne Dallett Walls in the March 12 election. (Staff photo by Judy Vik) SPECIAL TO THE PELICANThe Broward County Farm Bureau [FB] Womens Chair has been elected to the Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Kathleen Dempsey, wife of Broward FB President Fred Segal, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Communicators Corner at the Doubletree Hilton in Deer eld Beach at a banquet on February 10. The award goes to Kathleen for her varied activities on behalf of Florida race horses, particularly her journalistic efforts. A lifelong lover of fast horses, Kathleens interest was rst peaked as a young child in New Jersey. At age four, she refused to leave the agriculture tent at the state fair as she watched a groom rub the legs of a horse prior to a fair race. As a pre-teen, she loved to watch harness horses being exercised at Freehold Raceway. That interest continued after the family moved to Florida in 1961. A career journalist, Kathleen began exercising race horses every Saturday beginning in 1981 at both Pompano Park Racetrack and at Sunshine Meadows Training Center in Delray Beach. She explained, I sat at Broward journalist named to Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame DempseySee DEMPSEY on page 15Dempsey on an equine outing VOTE March 12 in Oakland Park

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8 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 BriefsBusiness matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. You can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFAfter 26 years in the same location, Beacon Light Jewelers is one of the most trusted retailers in Lighthouse Point. Charles and Rita Davis are respected jewelers who have helped customers nd just the right sparkle for special people in their lives at Christmas, Valentines Day, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements and weddings. The store, at 2484 N. Federal Hwy. in Shoppes at Beacon Light, is lled with exquisite diamonds, gold, silver and the newest metals used in ne jewelry for half the cost of precious metals. Charles says, A big part of our business is creating original designs and settings. We pride ourselves on our service and willingness to accommodate clients with their own ideas for choosing, changing and creating. He adds, We also buy and sell gold and silver, repair jewelry, replace stones, resize rings, do watch repair, replace batteries and adjust watch bands. Although we have a very complete inventory, we can special order anything we dont happen to have and get it quickly. Rita specializes in computerized engraving, bead restringing and customer service. She lends a feminine prospective and is often asked to help our gentlemen shoppers choose something for that special lady in their Beacon Light Jewelers and Engravers, the elegant destination for discriminating Valentines shoppers engagement ring and a matching diamond wedding Our customers are gravitating to designs in Titanium which looks like white gold or silver. Its light, durable and is less than half the price of gold and silver. Several showcases in the store feature Titanium with semiprecious stones. Necklaces, rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets are available with stones of Charles and Rita Davis, owners of Beacon Light Jewelers, a landmark jewelry store in Lighthouse Point, are very proud of their family shown here with their two daughters, Lona and Missy and three grandchildren Scotty, Stevie and Madison. [Photos courtesy of Beacon Light Jewelers] lives, her husband says. We know many of our customers so well, Rita knows or can guess what will please their ladies. Are diamonds still a girls best friend? Charlie grins and says, Yes, diamond rings and other accessories with diamond accents will always be in. Right now the halostyle border on any shape diamond is our most popular band is the perfect partner. We can offer diamonds in every color in the rainbow. In addition to Christmas, our biggest diamond season will soon be here. This is the big season for Valentines Day, engagements, weddings and graduations. Charlie is anxious to talk about the hottest new jewelry creations on the fashion scene. See BEACON on page 9Volunteers neededDeer eld Beach The N.E. Focal Point, 227 NW 2 St., thrift shop needs volunteers to answer the telephone, sort donations and assist customers. The preschool needs volunteers for computer lessons, story time, music time and to take part in educational and fun activities with the children. All hours are exible you can volunteer one hour or 20 hours Monday thru Friday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 954-480-4447. Property tax exemption ling assistanceLighthouse Point The Broward County Property Appraisers Of ce will be available to answer questions about property tax exemption on Monday, Feb. 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Doreen Gauthier Library, 2200 NE 38 St, Lighthouse Point. Another session will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pompano Beach City Hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. Appraisers will assist with homestead, senior and other property tax exemption applications as well as answer questions on property taxes. Portability applications will also be accepted. Visit www. bcpa.net or call 954-3575579.

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The Pelican 9 Friday, February 8, 2013 Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo.com or call 954-783-8700garnet, green amethyst, onyx, blue Topaz and turquoise in a price range of $150 to $500. The second metal on the scene is Tungsten Carbide steel which is the worlds hardest metallic substance. Its smooth, scratch proof and ideal in rings, watch bands, money clips and other accessories, says Charlie as he shows off the sleek, smooth look and feel of this popular metal. Charlie started in the business as a high school boy in Plainview, Texas. He says, Mother worked for Zale Jewelers and she got me started. I think I got it in my blood back then. After high school, I moved to Atlanta, to attend manager training for Zale. My next career move was to Kay jewelers as a store manager. I moved on to become the factory rep for Speidel watches and held that post for 12 years. About then I decided I wanted to own my own independent jewelry store. I bought this existing store which was, even then, one of the oldest businesses in LHP. Its been a wonderful experience. An independent store has an edge over the corporate stores because it can be more exible, courageous and thats a big advantage for the customer. He and Rita have been married for 40 years. They have 2 daughters and three grandchildren. Having been here this long, many of our customers have become friends, Rita says. Weve watched their families grow up. Its a thrill to have those little girls show up with their young men to choose engagement rings and wedding bands. It gives us a great sense of pride and connection. Former commissioner, Susan Foster, calls Beacon Light Jewelers her favorite store. Ive been a loyal customer since Charlie opened, she says. My entire family goes to him for their important jewelry. My son and daughter-in-law bought her engagement ring and their wedding bands from Charlie. Hes designed jewelry for me; most recently it was a pendant showing off a beautiful stone I bought in Brazil. Hes fair, honest and carries only ne quality. I know because Ive checked him out. Ed Murray says, I think I own half of his store. My wife has diamonds in every color but red. We started to buy jewelry from Rita and Charlie as soon as we moved into the area in 2001 They are the most honest business people Ive ever met. I send everyone I know to their store because theyre good people and they carry ne jewelry. Open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 954-9429318. BeaconContinued from page 8Manors. 954-566-9019. 2-16 Book fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pompano Beach Library, 1213 E. Atlantic Blvd. 954-357-7595. 2-20 Authors Reception featuring Mae Silver at 6 p.m. at Pompano Beach Library, 1213 E. Atlantic Blvd. 954-357-7595. 2-20 Too Hot to Hide: Remarkable Women of Fort Lauderdale at Beach Branch Library, 221 Pompano Beach Blvd. Mae Silver will discuss her latest book detailing womens history in Fort Lauderdale from 6 to 8 p.m. 954-357-7830.Business2-11 Wilton Manors Business Association meeting at 6 p.m. at Jazzercise Fort Lauderdale, 412 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Wilton Manors. 754-224-8244. 2-13 Wednesday Winners networking group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bobby Rubinos, 2501 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Cost is $15. 954-6787220 or 954-856-6512. 2-14 Early Birds networking group meets at 7:30 a.m. at Galuppis Restaurant, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Attendees must pay for their own breakfast. 954-417-5914. 2-21 Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce SightingsContinued from page 2 See SIGHTINGS on page 11 Mayor Lamar Fisher listens to BSO Chief John Hale at Unity in the Community event at Municipal Park.

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10 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 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. Briefs By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFAn enthusiastic audience packed the conference center at Broward Health North, 201 E. Sample Road in Deer eld Beach on Jan. 23 to see a senior adaptation of the Dating Game. Many remembered the original hit on television in the 70s and wanted to see the senior contestant who did the choosing on one side of a screen and the candidates willing to risk being, or not being chosen for a date with an unknown man or woman on the other side. The fun event makes the point of neurologist Dr. H. Murray Todds beliefs that exercise, brain activity and socialization can make the difference in keeping aging brains challenged and healthy. A grinning Dr. Todd introduced the event with swaying hips as he did a few made up dance steps, saying Dance, dance, dance. Dancing is the best exercise in the world for stimulating brain activity. Listen to Dr. Todd talks about the value of dancing, and socializing. Judy Sneary beams at her date, Alan Davidson, who has demonstrated his ready wit. music youve never danced to and dance to its beat, its rhythm. Why Ive danced to everything from jazz to Bach. Theres a beat in every piece of music and if you respond to the beat, you will have fun and do your brain a favor. With great fanfare, applause and cheers the game began with Lyn Clark, marketing and community relations, as the emcee. She explained that the contestant doing the choosing could not see the three contestants he or she would question. The choice would be made as a result of the answers to the crazy questions asked. The chosen partner in each of the three dating games played won a date with the unseen man or woman doing the choosing on the other side of the screen. The prize for the chosen couple was dinner at J. Marks Restaurant, followed David Heller chose Carole Kolosky to be his date because of the way she answered his questions. [Left] Alan Davidson keeps his eyes on the screen, trying to get a peek at the woman who chose him. Senior Dating Game makes big hit with contestants and the audience at Broward Health North See DATING GAME on page 11 Friends of the Library Winter Book FairWilton Manors The Wilton Manors Friends of the Library will host its Winter Book Fair on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive. Used books, CDs, audio books and DVDs will be available in exchange for donations. All proceeds bene t the Wilton Manors Library. Donations of books, CDs and other materials will also be accepted. The city will also hold its monthly yard sale at the same time. Vendors wanted. For information on the book fair, call 954-5669019. For information on the yard sale, call 954-390-2130.Greenway ribbon cuttingOakland Park Residents and city of cials will celebrate the Northwest 39 Street Greenway completion with a ribbon cutting on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Attendees can park at Fire Rescue Station 87, 2100 NW 39 St. The Greenway pathway is bordered by native plants and wild owers and will compliment the existing recreational amenities in western Oakland Park. Following the ribbon cutting, there will be walk along the Greenway led by Mayor Anne Sallee and the citys horticulturist. Residents can use the Greenway for walking, running and cycling. RSVP by calling 954-6304507.

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The Pelican 11 Friday, February 8, 2013 by dessert at Cold Stone Creamery. Maybe they would then take Dr. Todds advice and go dancing later or not, but they would be socializing and that is part of the Docs recipe for a good functioning brain. The questions and the answers had the audience laughing hysterically. In game number one, Edward Zeko, who, among other things, taught dancing at Arthur Murray dance studios, chose Harriet Weiner, who loves music and dancing. He chose Weiner over Lorraine Parker and Mary Ann Donato. Weiner later said, He sat next to me when we were trying out and now we are going out on a real date. In game number two, contestant number three was asked to describe number two, giving him a chance to knock out his competition. Alan Davidson did just that. He said his rival, looks like a gorilla very ugly and very hairy. He has long arms he went on and on cracking up the audience as he described a perfectly nice looking Walter Bear in the most bizarre terms possible. His sense of humor won him a date with Judy Sneary. In this game, Roger Mazzeo, Sr. and Walter Bear lost out. In game number three, David Heller came with his own questions for Gerri Bernstein, Carole Kolosky and Xiomara Brown. Those watching will never know what made him choose Carole Kolosky. Was it her answer to the question, Who would be your idea of the worst date in the world and why? The three couples were asked to come back in February to tell the audience how their date turned out. Over 100 men and women auditioned to be contestants in the Senior Dating Game series. Twelve were chosen to play in January. Twelve more will be chosen to play in February and again in March. Would be contestants can still apply. Call 954-786-5197. The next show will take place on Feb.14. To reserve a seat, call 954-759-7400.Dating gameContinued from page Date Edward Zeco smiles at Harriet Weiner the date he chose. Both were delighted to be dates. membership breakfast from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at Broward Health Imperial Point, 6401 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Cost is $10 online, $15 at the door for members and $15 for non-members who RSVP and $20 non-members at the door. RSVP at www. PompanoBeachChamber.com. 2-28 Wilton Manors Business Association networking luncheon from 12 to 1 p.m. at Rosies Bar & Grill, 2449 Wilton Drive. 954-567-1320.Children & Family2-22 & 23 Broadway for Kids and Grown Ups at 7 p.m. at Sol Children Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. Tickets are $15. RSVP at 561-447-8829. 2-26 Free Pirate adventures from 12 to 3 p.m. at Pompano Citi Centre, corner of Copans Road and Federal Highway. Music, games, treasure hunt, pirate bounce house, costume contest and arts and crafts. 954-943-4685Clubs, etc.2-10 Fundraising and food pairing event from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Heart of the Olive, Olive, 816 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Wine, avored oils and other foods will be served. Cost is $10. 754-222-8071. 2-13 Greater Pompano Beach Senior Citizens Club meets at 10 a.m. on second Wednesdays at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 Ave., Pompano Beach. 954786-3902. 2-13 Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at NE Focal Point, 227 NW 2 St., Deer eld Beach. Group meets every Wednesday. 954480-4449. 2-14 Florida Trail Association meets at 7:30 SightingsContinued from page 9 See SIGHTINGS on page 16

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12 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 Mayor holds fundraising event at Isle CasinoBy Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach In his bid for re-election, Mayor Lamar Fisher held a fundraiser Feb. 5 at Farraddays restaurant inside the Isle of Capri Casino. People ask me what Ive done. The proof is in the pudding. Take a ride. See whats going on [in Pompano], said Fisher to supporters. In attendance and showing their support were various city employees, business owners, residents and Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs, who praised Fishers leadership as mayor. Ive heard people say this used to be Pompano. Now, its Pompayes, said Jacobs. Fisher also touts his leadership, speci cally in securing major projects in the city, including the Whole Foods and Sports Authority See FISHER on page 15 VOTE March 12 in Pompano BeachReva Hoolsema [left] with Fishers parents, Benny and Barbara Fisher. Broward Mayor Kristin Jacobs with Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher. Don, Paul and Joe Castellano, owners of Bobby Rubinos.

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The Pelican 13 Friday, February 8, 2013 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLauderdale-By-The-Sea Members of the LauderdaleBy-The-Sea Chamber of Commerce are gearing up for their largest fund-raising event of the year, the Taste of the Beach. The 12th annual event is set from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, across from El Prado Park at El Prado and El Mar Drive, just east of town hall. Guy Contrada of Aruba Beach Caf is chairing the affair for the sixth year, heading a committee of about a dozen volunteers. He said they are aiming for about 30 restaurants to take part. Restaurants and wineries will offer samplings of their products, including conch chowder, fresh sh, sliders and Greek food. A steel drum band will provide live music. An auction is also planned featuring hotel stays and gift certi cates. Last year about 600 people turned out, and were hoping for that many again, Contrada said. Its a really lovely evening of camaraderie that brings the town together, said Mark Silver, chamber president. We work hard on it. Silver said the annual event gives great local restaurants an opportunity to show their expertise in creating epicurean delights. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door with a portion of the proceeds bene ting students at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Call Malcolm McClintock at the chamber at 954-776-1000. Get a real taste of the beach, meet neighbors and feel the sand Feb. 27El Prado Park 6 to 9 p.m.954-776-1000

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14 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 MuseumContinued from page 1are pretending it doesnt exist, said Steve Stagon, president of the museum.The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1.148 million people in the United States are infected with HIV/AIDS with 50,000 new cases occurring each year. An estimated 17,000 Americans and 1.8 million people worldwide die each year from the disease. Unfortunately, Stagon knows rst hand what the disease can do to people beyond just the physical. Ive been HIV positive for 23 years. For a while it made me reclusive. It made me stop going out and seeing people [and led me to] certain situations that were less than healthy. Its only through support groups that Stagon says he was able to get healthy, get his life back and nd the strength to ght his situation. And it was through one of those groups, POZitive Attitudes, that the idea for the museum was born. This whole museum developed out of POZitive Attitudes, said Stagon. The group, made up of gay and bisexual men infected with HIV or AIDS, meets Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors. And the museums board members hope they can nd a location close by. Wed like to be in the Wilton Manors-Oakland Park-Fort Lauderdale area, said Stagon. To get started, $50,000 is needed and about half that has been raised. Stagon says organizers aim to open the worlds rst AIDS museum. Another AIDS museum organization exists and wants to open a permanent exhibit in Newark but has yet to do so. We want to start off small to show people what were all about. When they see what were doing theyll be much more appreciative and see where were going with it, said Stagon. Right now, organizers are looking for a space, between 1,000 and 2,000 sq. ft., and money to fund their operations. If a permanent museum were built or acquired, it would feature various exhibits and themes. One gallery would be dedicated to education and prevention, others would feature a timeline of HIV/ AIDS with magazine covers and newspaper articles, photos of famous and noteworthy victims and information on vaccines and the progress scientists are making towards a cure. Organizers also want the museum to become a focal point for those living with HIV/AIDS to nd others facing the same situation. We want to bring people back into the main stream of life, said Stagon Once the initial location is opened, organizers will borrow exhibits from other organizations and put them on display. And David Friedland, event and exhibit planner, already has some lined up. One is Faces of AIDS a plaster face cast provided by someone with the disease. People can actually touch the face so they can be touched by the face of AIDS, said Friedland. Another will be a collection of posters, t-shirts and other memorabilia provided by Act Up, a group that organized marches to demand the government take action against AIDS. An AIDS ribbon made out of HIV medication pill bottles is also waiting to nd a temporary home in the museum. Visit www. worldaidsmuseum.com for more information or to make a donation.

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The Pelican 15 Friday, February 8, 2013 Send your events for publication to mdpelican@yahoo.com FisherContinued from page 12a desk during the week as a magazine editor. My cousin introduced me to the track blacksmith who arranged for me to meet some horse trainers. One of them gave me a hands-on lesson for jogging trotters in a sulky, and then let me exercise two of his mares. My jogging just took off from there. Kathleen exercised an average of 10 to 12 horses every Saturday for various trainers until her knees gave out in 2004. Meanwhile, she began serving as editor of the Florida Racing Review, a weekly newspaper established in 1979. She also wrote a weekly feature on major horsemen as well as about the little guys at Pompano Park called Off the Track. This was in addition to her regular job as Editor of rst Plants, Sites & Parks magazine and then Corporate Executive magazine. The horses were the perfect change of pace from the serious corporate world, Kathleen said. I met a vast range of people from devoted caretakers who lovingly groomed each animal to millionaire owners interested in their four-legged investments. All sat side-byside in the blacksmith shop. It was quite an education! In addition to the Florida Racing Review she also had her photos of horses and horsemen published in Hoofbeats magazine. In the early 1980s, Kathleen became an active member of the Florida Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA), serving as two terms as vice president, and president and other positions. Gov. Brereton C. Jones of Kentucky recognized Kathleens efforts on behalf of the horse industry by making her an Honorary Kentucky Colonel in 1993. As a race horse owner, she served on the board of directors of the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (FSBOA), including two terms as an of cer and as editor of their newsletter. Over the years, she lobbied in Tallahassee on behalf of Florida horsemen. In addition, she married her husband Fred Segal in a formal ceremony in the Winners Circle at Pompano Park Racetrack in 1989. It was on a Saturday night just before the big rst race. We had 6,000 attend our wedding in person, but only 135 at the dinner reception in the clubhouse afterward, she laughed. Fred added that the track broadcast the wedding ceremony live on their national racing simulcast to many thousands, and the next day it made the front page of the New York paper Sportseye. Our story was above the fold, and a million-dollar race was below, Fred beamed. Kathleens journalism activities in high school, and her formal education included completing all course work for a PhD in Communications at New York University. She had taught English at Kean University in New Jersey and written features for the Asbury Park Press before moving permanently to Florida. In Florida, she rst wrote for the West Broward News. In addition to her continuing enthusiasm for harness racing and Farm Bureau, Kathleen is active with Fred in the Broward County 4-H Foundation where she serves on the Board of Directors. Both are involved in event planning at St. Martins Church in Pompano Beach, the Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club, and are members of the Pompano Beach Historical Society. In addition, Kathleen is proud of her colonial ancestry and has served as an of cer of the Lighthouse Point Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) for many years. Her latest interest is taking fencing lessons. When I turned another decade older in July, she smiled, I decided I needed more physical activity. My two-hour-long fencing lessons give me quite a workout, especially since my fellow classmates range in age from 11 to 26. I keep up, but my sabre starts to droop by the end of the second hour! Tickets for the Feb. 10 awards banquet are available for $60 from the FSBOA of ce in Pompano Beach at 954-972-5400. DempsyContinued from pageplanned on the site of the old K-Mart at Federal Highway and Copans Road, the new Marriott on A1A and the redeveloped Publix on Atlantic Boulevard. But while he thanked everyone who showed up, Fisher urged those who live in the city, like Jacobs, to make sure they give him the most important form of support: their vote. Fisher faces challenger David Baumwald on March 12.

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16 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach Boxing promoter Don King has been selected marshal of the 66th annual Founders Days parade Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. During his colorful career, King managed Americas most famous boxers including Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes, Felix Trinidad, Evander Holy eld, George Foreman, and Julio Cesar Chavez. He has maintained an of ce of Don King Productions here on Fairway Drive for many years. Known for his wild hairdo and amboyant ways, King came to prominence in the 1970s when he arranged for Muhammad Ali and George Foreman to ght for the heavyweight crown in Zaire. The match was hyped as the Rumble in the Jungle. The next year, 1975, he staged Thrilla in Manila, a match between Ali and Joe Frazier. In 1984, he entered the entertainment eld managing The Jacksons Victory Tour. A man with a long list of rsts in the boxing business, King, at 81, is still looking for opportunity. Recently, he was in Miami promoting a loser from the Top Chef show and he continues to stage boxing matches. The Founders Days parade steps off from Pioneer Park and proceeds east on Hillsboro Boulevard to A1A. At the beach it moves north and then circles back on Ocean Way to the main beach parking lot The four-day celebration begins Thursday, Feb. 14 when the carnival opens and runs through Sunday, Feb. 17. In between there is live entertainment, an arts and crafts show, food and drink vendors, and, at 9 p.m. Saturday, a reworks display. Free parking and trolley pick-ups available at The Cove Shopping Center and St. Ambrose Catholic Church. For additional information or to participate in the parade call the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429 or visit www.deer eld-beach.com/ foundersdays.Don King to lead Founders Days parade Send your events for publication to mdpelican@ yahoo.comSightingsContinued from page 11 p.m. at Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek. Black Bear Presentation by Lisa Ostberg, president of Florida Panther Refuge. 954-6094727. 2-21 Wilton Manors Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 954-566-9019. 2-28 Cocktails for a Cause from 7 to 10 p.m. at American Social, 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Event bene ts Broward Childrens Center. Appetizers, cocktails, door prizes and giveaways. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.See SIGHTINGS on page 19Melina Krik, 9, of Boca Raton, shes out a plastic duck at Unity in the Community in Pompano Beach on Feb. 2.

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The Pelican 17 Friday, February 8, 2013 Sponsors wanted for HeArts on the DriveWilton Manors The City of Wilton Manors is looking for sponsors to help fund its HeArts on the Drive event, which will take place on Wilton Drive on Friday, Feb. 15 from 6 p.m. to midnight. The city is seeking six sponsors, $500 each, and restaurants to participate but other sponsorship opportunities are available. Wilton Drive will be closed from 4 p.m. to midnight. Call Randy Welker, economic development coordinator, at 954-390-2187. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Town Manager Connie Hoffmann cuts the cake served in honor of Town Clerk June White, right, during a break at a recent Town Commission meeting. White, town clerk for 6-1/2 years, is retiring later this month. At the Jan. 22 meeting White was presented a proclamation of appreciation from the Florida Association of City Clerks. Birthday partythan four years ago. According to Dr. Lynn Allison, who administers the NW Pompano Beach Business Loan Fund, Wells has repaid only $3,890 of the principal owed. Many of his payments, a total of $7,500, were interest only. Wells is running for the Dist. 2 seat now held by Woody Poitier. He has had two previous unsuccessful attempts to be elected to the commission. The Business Loan Fund loaned $1 million at seven percent interest to 56 small business owners in 2008, giving them 72 months to pay. Last year Wells made only ve payments, one in September which was prompted by a letter of default he received from the city. His is one of only three loans not being repaid on time, Dr. Allison said. This has been a fabulous program, she said. These are people who could not get a loan from a bank. Along with the loans come training workshops for the entrepreneurs and Dr. Allison said she tries to work with her clients to see them succeed. In the case of Wells, she could not make much contact she said. Were dealing with someone who does not honor his commitments, she said this week. Wells is a regular critic of the NW Community Redevelopment Agency and the consulting rm RMA that directs it. They have worked so closely with this community it is distressing when Mr. Wells, who got one of our loans, stands up and lambasts them. Wells used his money to set up his company Hope Broadcasting Network which recorded church sermons. Dr. Allison did not know if the company still existed. Attempts to reach Wells were unsuccessful at presstime.VOTE March 12 in Pompano Beach DefaultContinued from page 1 Music Under the StarsPompano Beach The Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department hosts its monthly Music Under the Stars event on Friday, Feb. 8 starting at 7 p.m. This months event, held just south of the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier, 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd., features the Justin Enco Band which plays rock, reggae and 80s music. Music Under the Stars is held the second Friday of every month. Call 954-7864111.Tell The Pelican about your news! mdpelican@ yahoo.com or 954-7838700!

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18 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN WRITERFiores of New York 2460 E. Commercial Blvd. Fort-Lauderdale 954-493-9233We serve the most authentic Italian food in town, says Rose Ann Casale, a third generation Italian transplant from New York who, along with husband Fiore, likes to impress guests with hearty and flavorful recipes from the old country. Our food is truly authentic and you will always feel like you are at home when you eat here.Fiores of New York brings authentic Italian fare to North Fort Lauderdale The grilled salmon is always a good option. The shrimp and pasta dish is a customer favorite. The chicken Sinatra features a crisp chicken breast smothered in prosciutto and veggies accompanied by broccoli and smooth homemade mushroom risotto.See FIORES on page Of course, fresh pasta comes in a variety of preparations. Our Bolognese is outstanding. We make the meat sauce with the freshest ingredients, says Rose Ann. Also, our pear pasta is out of this world. It comes in pasta pouches with fresh pears and pink cheese sauce People just love it! Grilled specialties come with choice of soup or salad, vegetable or penne pasta. These entrees include grilled salmon, chicken, shrimp, snapper or tilapia. Strombolis and calzones are served with a side of tomato sauce and come loaded with any combination of pepperoni, sausage, onion, green pepper, mozzarella spinach, mushroom, onion and ricotta. Pizza lovers will relish the 18 beauties covered in all the noteworthy toppings. Make it your way with extra cheese, pepperoni, sausage, meatball, Located near the corner of Commercial Boulevard and Federal Highway, this quaint trattoria serves up all the favorites that are expected from a top-notch Italian restaurant. The menu is loaded with all the best chicken, meat, fish and seafood classics that make this inviting eatery one of the most reliable Italian hotspots in Fort Lauderdale. We treat people like family because once you eat here, you become family! Some of the poultry favorites include the breaded chicken cutlet Sinatra sauted with prosciutto and spinach, the roasted Chicken Parmigiana with red peppers in a marinara sauce topped with mozzarella and the Gorgonzola sauted with shallots, spinach and mushrooms topped with gorgonzola glaze. We are not a commercial Italian restaurant, says the friendly Rose Ann. Everything is made fresh to order the way you like it! Meat aficionados will appreciate the veal sauted in Marsala wine and mushroom, the Piccata with lemon, white wine and capers and the Francese sauted in a lemon white wine sauce. On the seafood front, the flavorful shrimp or mussels marinara, shrimp & broccoli with garlic & olive white wine sauce, zuppa de pesce with shrimp, clams, calamari and mussels or the delectable white sauce zuppa de clam are all sure-fire options.

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The Pelican 19 Friday, February 8, 2013 The Veal Neapolitan showcases breaded veal with mozzarella and eggplant.FioresContinued from page 18Fine art lovers are in for a special treat as ArtHalls celebration of Black History month offers the community the eye-catching paintings of Ras David Williams and LaVaughn Wright. The event takes place Feb. 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. LaVaughn Wright is an abstract expressionist. His work can best be described as eclectic not strictly adhering to the precepts of one discipline of art but selecting and using elements that derive from a wide range of styles. Ras David Williams, a.k.a. Raw Pencil, moved to South Florida in 1997 where the rich mix of cultures convinced him to begin illustrating topics showcasing his own cultural identity. He was influenced and motivated by traditional African culture. Arthall will feature Eugene Grey, guitarist, arranger and composer. His style combines jazz, reggae and classical music has led to him touring worldwide as lead guitarist with a variety of Grammy Award winning artists. Members of the community will enjoy the high steppin energy of the Adimu Steppers of Blanche Ely High School. Adimu Men of Excellence, Inc., is an organization that provides educational and mentoring programs and services to elementary, middle and high school males. ArtHall combines business and art at the renovated space at the Pompano Beach CRA Business Resource Center, 50 NE 1 St., Pompano Beach. Call 954-5861111.Celebrate Black history at Art Hall, Feb. 20 Special to The Pelican salami, ham, fresh garlic, anchovies, bacon, onion, green pepper, black olives, broccoli, mushrooms, sliced tomato, eggplant, pineapple, marinara sauce, cherry pepper, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomato, spinach, chicken, pineapple, eggplant, feta cheese and more! We serve big portions of affordable, traditional Italian fare. Whitey Ford and his wife come in regularly mostly because the Hall of Famer loves our meatballs! says Rose Ann. We also have fabulous beer and wine offerings. Full early bird meals start at $10.95, eyepopping entrees at $12 and large pizzas at $13. Dont forget to ask for the daily specials. Give the tasty desserts a try as well. Buon appetito! Tell The Pelican about your news! Email mdpelican@yahoo. com or 954-783-8700! 2-25 Retired Educators meeting at 12 p.m. at Stratford Court, 6343 Via de Sonrisa del Sur, Boca Raton. Attorney Jeffrey Devore will discuss immigration and naturalization. Meeting is free. New members welcome. 954-2556360 or 561-483-5445Events & Activities2-10 Bingo at 1 p.m. at St. Henrys Catholic Church, 1500 S. Andrews Ave., Pompano Beach. 10 regular games and a three-part jackpot game. Doors open at 12 p.m. Prizes and refreshments. 954-785-2450. 2-14 Valentines Day Dinner and Musicale at 6:30 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Church, 2001 S. Ocean Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. SightingsContinued from page 16 See SIGHTINGS on page 21

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20 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 Grow a better Veggie GardenBy Donna TorreyGARDEN GATEVegetable gardening is still popular, but I am sensing that some folks have gotten a little discouraged, realizing the large amount of time and effort that goes into a good harvest. Even I must admit that it is a lot of work to prepare the site each year, replant, and deal with the ever-present pests and diseases that come with this type of gardening. I have a secret. There is a better idea, an easier, more permanent, and abundant way. The vegetables most of us are familiar with come from temperate, European type climates and are annuals, which need to be replanted each year, completing their life cycle in one season. However, in South Florida, we are privileged to be able to grow tropical perennial vegetables. With tropical perennial vegetables, its plant once, and harvest for ever! Yes, really, and thats what I call truly sustainable. Tropical perennial vegetables come mostly from the Caribbean area, parts of Asia and Africa, places like ours, where the climate is mild during the winters and hot and wet during the summers. They have names like Chaya, Katuk, Okinawa Spinach, Callaloo, Moringa, Pigeon Pea, Papaya, Cassava, and many others. They may be unusual and odd sounding, but once you get to know them, you may never want to plant anything else. I have been collecting and experimenting with these plants for a few years, and am amazed at their productivity and survivability. Once established, they almost reproduce themselves, and throughout the year provide an abundance of food. One of my favorite customers, Jackie Minett, who is a teacher at Lighthouse Christian School, wanted to teach the kids about vegetable gardening and was open to trying some of these in her own garden as an experiment. After her own success, she decided to take a small section of the school garden to plant these tropical vegetables. I want to show the children where their food comes from, and to try new things. If kids grow it, they are much more likely to eat it! Also, the idea that this garden would require much less maintenance is very appealing. Lighthouse Christian School, thanks to Jackie Minnett is going to have a vegetable garden that is a model of sustainability, and right now, is the only one like it of which I know. So far, they have planted: Moringa, Katuk, Pigeon Pea, Papaya, Okinawa Spinach, Amaranth, and Ethiopian Kale, which reseeds profusely. I havent had to plant more in over 2 years. Plants in areas with harsh conditions such as drought, extreme heat, poor soils and hurricanes, develop amazing traits of endurance. That sounds like South Florida to me! Sure, you can still plant tomatoes, but try some of these tropical perennial vegetables too. If you like to cook, you will soon learn how delicious these truly sustainable dooryard veggies are. Get to know these plants. Most of them can be researched on the internet, and many of them are available at The Garden Gate. If you are looking for a good book on the subject, Perennial Vegetables, by Eric Toensmeier is fantastic. Dont give up on vegetable gardening, just yet... Sawyer Backus, shelling Pigeon Peas What fun!

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The Pelican 21 Friday, February 8, 2013 Dinner buffet, dessert table, raf es, music and dancing. Cost is $25 per person. 954941-7647. 2-14 A romantic evening of classical music and Spanish food starts at 6:30 p.m. on Valentines Day at American Rock in the Cove Shopping Center, at Hillsboro Boulevard and the Intracoastal. The evening features The South Florida Chamber Ensemble, tapas, an entre, Argentine desserts and sangria. Cost is $50. RSVP at 954-803-3762. 2-16 Gold Coast Derby Girls take on the Bradentucky Bombers at 6 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8 St., Fort Lauderdale. Visit www.ticketmaster.com for tickets. 2-23 African & African-American Stories with Sista Idya from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at Beach Branch Library, 221 Pompano Beach Blvd. Sista Idya will highlight the many aspects of Black History Month with storytelling lled with audience participation via call and response, creative movement, and chanting. 954357-7830.Health & Fitness2-10 Hedglon Chiropractic Center, 1313 E. Sample Road, Pompano Beach, holds an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Experts will talk about chiropractic matters. Free computer scan, spinal exams, x-rays [if needed] and food and music. RSVP at 954-9461799. 2-16 Reiki class from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lisas Healing Center. 4301 N. Federal Hwy. Suite 4, Pompano Beach. Cost is $100. RSVP at 954-782-6564.Music 2-9 Sign up to perform at First Congregational Church, 2501 NE 30 Street, Fort Lauderdale. Event is at 7:30 p.m. with sign up at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate. Cost is $5. 954-328-8878. 2-10 Les Mack Trio performs from 3 to 4 p.m. at Spanish River Library, 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton. Performances include Dixieland music from New Orleans to Chicago. Free admission. 561-299-8684. 2-15 Delray String Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale, and on Feb. 17 at The Colony Hotel, 525 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Tickets are $35. 561213-4138. SightingsContinued from page 19 See SIGHTINGS on page 24

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22 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 this pro t has generated signi cant income, he added, extending the life of the federal grants. We can make a pro t. I think so far it is about $1.5 million, Hopkins said. Selling the homes is no problem. Once we acquire a house, we have a buyer, he said. When the HUD funds were rst released, cities had a hard time bidding against investment buyers, but banks are now giving the cities the upper hand, Hopkins said. To his knowledge, none of the 58 homes have gone into default. In 2010, HUD allocated $40 million to Broward County. Pompano Beach is one of four cities, out of the 13 that received NSP funds, to ful ll its obligation by allocating all its funds. Fort Lauderdale, the recipient of $2.1 million, has performed the most poorly, allocating none of its NSP dollars according to HUD gures. In Deer eld Beach, where $1.1 million was granted, only $297,812 has been obligated and only $19,000 has been spent. The city is playing catch-up according to Donna DeFranzo who took over the community development division in 2010 after the department was re-organized By March, 50 percent of the NSP 3 funds have to be obligated and DeFranzo believes she will meet this goal. We are trying our best, she said this week. We are moving ahead to extend funds, closing on properties and selling them. And we are looking for buyers. Community Redevelopment Associates has been contracted to help with the process. In January, the city commission approved an amended plan for NSP 3 which now includes $770,000 in purchase assistance money and $850,000 to acquire and rehab seven homes. Previously, NSP money could only be spent in neighborhoods bordering the Dixie Highway corridor. Now, DeFranzo said, the target areas have been expanded to include the entire city. Also available come Feb. 19 are funds for home repair projects. Anyone wishing to apply for this funding should call 1-877-648-3321.HUD rebuildsContinued from page 3

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The Pelican 23 Friday, February 8, 2013 Wilton ManorsOver Easy Caf, 318 E. Oakland Park Blvd Tropics Restaurant, 2000 Wilton Drive Out of the Closet, 2097 Wilton Drive Acapulco Lindo, 2361 Wilton Drive Copy This, 2157 Wilton Drive Bank United, 2723 N. Dixie Hwy. Reds Bar & Pkg. Store, 2610 N. Dixie Hwy. Quality Diner, 1417 N.E. 26 Street Of cials are unable to provide an exact date the new plant will go online but estimate it will happen sometime in the next few weeks. To celebrate, commissioners will hold a ribbon cutting at the plant, 925 E. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach, Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. Dodge said the current plant, built in the 50s and refurbished in 1970, had reached the end of its usefulness and many components needed to be replaced. The town added new lters, new operations building, new chemical feed facility and a new spiractor, which softens water before its pumped to homes and businesses. The old lters, chemical feed facility and spiractor were demolished. The town kept the ground storage tank, pump station building and the elevated storage tank. The plant extracts the towns water from wells that are HillsboroContinued from page 1supplied from the Biscayne Aquifer.Commissioners unhappy with ChoiceHillsboro Beach Commissioners here are fed-up with hearing residents complain about Choice Environmental, the company hired by the town to haul away trash and recycling, and voted Tuesday to officially put the firm on notice. Trucks leaking oil on pavers, improper weighing procedures and trucks blocking rights of way were among the complaints by residents and the city. One condo even stopped recycling service because the truck caused too many problems. Instead of 16 [complaints last month] I would like to see three. Youre always going to have some, said Commissioner Richard Maggiore. Commissioners said theyve told Choice about the problems before but nothing significant has been done to solve them. In some respects theyre getting worse, said Mayor Dan Dodge to Carlos Verney, government affairs representative for Choice. It looks like now it needs to be escalated to our senior management, said Verney. Were not looking for conversation. Were looking for a correction, responded Dodge. Otherwise, youre going to force upon us some decisions. One possible decision could be the termination of the contract with Choice. Town Attorney DJ Doody said once the town gives Choice written notice the company has 15 days to correct the problems. If it fails to meet the deadline the commission can vote to terminate and start negotiations with other companies. In the midst of a two-year contract with Choice, the town can set the termination date and give itself enough time to find a new vendor. Elks Lodge craft salePompano Beach The Pompano Beach Elks Lodge will be hosting an outdoor craft and yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10 at 700 NE 10 St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Along with vendors, there will be a concession area where breakfast will be served. Vendors can rent a 15 x 15 space for $30. Event is free for the public. Proceeds benefit the Elks and its programs. 954-781-2300. Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo.com

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24 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad By Johnny L. McCray, Jr., EsquireGUEST WRITERPompano Beach Each year Bethel AME ChurchPompano, 405 NW 3 Ave. [Esther Rolle Avenue], celebrates Mens Day the fourth Sunday of February. On Sunday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m., Bethel, pastored by Rev. Eddy Moise, Jr., Senior Pastor, will again hold a special service to honor the achievement and commitment of men to their families, church, and community. The selected theme for this year Christian Men: Transforming Lives in the Spirit, will be preached by guest messenger, Rev. Dr. Mack King Carter, pastor emeritus of New Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Fort Lauderdale. In addition to challenging men to endeavor to transform lives in the spirit of Jesus Christ, Dr. Carter is expected to challenge men to solidify Bethel AME Church-Pompano celebrates Annual Mens Daytheir place as leaders in the family, church, and community. The Mens Day leadership team will ensure that brethren from several other churches over South Florida are in charge of the service. The Edward Waters College Concert Choir will perform during this special service and the 2012 MEAC and Florida Classic Champions the BethuneCookman University Wildcats Football Team will be at this special service. Highlights of the special day will include presentations to male members of Bethel and the local community in honor and recognition of their outstanding service to Bethel and the local community.Anti-Violence & AntiBullying Community ForumLeading up to Mens Day, Bethel is proud to host and sponsor as part of its celebration Real Talk: Transforming Our Community Away From Violence And Bullying Forum. In keeping with the Mens Day theme, Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m., a town-hall type meeting with a target audience of all ages will be held. The forum will feature Hot 105 Radio Personality Rodney Baltimore as moderator, and four panelists: Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin; newlyelected Sheriff Scott Israel; Broward County Court Judge Ian Richards (immediate past Domestic Violence Division); and, Gordon Weekes, Esquire, Assistant Chief of Broward Public Defenders Office. Edward Waters College Concert Choir On Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m., Bethel will present the Edward Waters College Concert Choir in full concert. This event promises to be spiritually uplifting.Tickets to this event are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The public is invited to each of these events. Call 9436220. German Car ShowOakland Park Oakland Park Main Street presents its third annual Classic German Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. The event takes place on Northeast 12 Avenue or Main Street. Show entrance is on Northeast 36 Street off North Dixie Highway. For more information, call Siegi Constantine at 954-5652627. 2-17 Passionate Piano Featuring Pianist Catherine Lan at 4 p.m. at Steinway Piano Gallery, 7940 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. 561-998-7784. 2-17 New Presbyterian Church 100-Voice Concert Choir and The Kings Brass present A Patriotic Spectacular at 2 p.m. at Pompano Beach High School, 600 NE 13 Ave. An offering is suggested. 954-448-5083.Politics & Government2-12 Deer eld Beach City Commission meeting at 8 p.m. at city hall, 150 NE 2 Ave. 2-12 Pompano Beach City Commission at 7 p.m. at city hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. 2-12 Wilton Manors City Commission at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 2-12 Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea Town Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive.Theatre & Film2-16 Kiss Me Kate at 8 p.m. at Herb Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. Dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets for dinner and show are $30 and $20 for just the show. Feb. 17 show is at 2 p.m. 954786-4590. Upcoming2-21 Mostly Mozart at 7:30 p.m. at Lynn Universitys Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Hear letters from Mozarts life and performances of his works, including Fantasy in D minor performed by Roberta Rust. 561-237-9000. 2-21 Local author Deborah Sharp will speak at 11:30 a.m. at Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Ave. Famous for her hysterical Mace Mystery novels, Sharp will share how she takes her protagonist Mama on book tours. Cost is $25. Lunch included. 561-8659756. 2-24 Hazardous waste and recycling drop-off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wilton Manors Municipal Complex, 2100 N. Dixie Hwy. Free drop-off. Proof of Broward County residency required. 954-7654999. 3-9 American Association of University Women Pompano Beach Branch Annual Scholarship Fundraiser at 11:30 a.m. at Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, 2701 NE 42 St. Featured will be Author Deborah Sharp. Cost is $38. 954-524-2938. SightingsContinued from page 21

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The Pelican 25 Friday, February 8, 2013 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Next weekend, St. Colemans Catholic Parish will become a South Florida version of Little Italy. St. Colemans 30th Annual Italian Festival will be held Feb. 15 through Feb. 17 at the church parish hall and church grounds, 1200 S. Federal Hwy. What started in 1984 as a few pony rides and a spaghetti dinner has morphed into fullblown carnival rides, games and an extensive schedule of professional entertainment. The festival also boasts a long menu of Italian fare: fried mozzarella, calamari, pasta fagiole, spaghetti and meatballs, linguini with clam sauce, sausage and peppers, stuffed shells, Caesar salad, pizza and Italian ices and pastries. The festival has remained much the same for the last 10 years. The entertainment is really excellent, the arts and crafts draw crowds, the rides are really enjoyable we make our own food. Weve just gotten bigger and better, said Dr. Richard Porraro, chair of the festival since it first began. Porraro is also a first generation Italian American whose parents immigrated to the United States from just outside Naples, Italy. People come because they know it is an excellent St. Colemans Italian Festival offers family fun, a bit of Italy and funds to enhance church school South Florida Depression Glass Show & Sale, Feb. 10Pompano Beach The South Florida Depression Glass Club hosts its annual American Glass, Pottery, Dinnerware Show and Sale on Sat., Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be door prizes, raffles, seminars, glass identification and more. Admission is $6.50. Call 305-884-0335.Glass menageriefestival. Its a secure place to bring their children. We feel weve got a very good product, added Porraro. This years entertainment includes easy listening, 60s and 80s crooners, a U2 tribute band, Eagles tribute band and Italian ballad singer Gianni Monti. And the fun and entertainment provided by the festival over the years has provided much needed funds to pay for improvements to the parish, its school and programs. The $30,000 raised during the first year paid to convert the old church building into a parish hall. We thought we struck it rich, said Porraro. Last years event brought in $365,000. Part of that money paid for iPads for certain grades at the school. Using the money, St. Colemans has also refurbished its athletic field and upgraded its security system. Our efforts have provided some good funding for our school projects, said Porraro. Festival held on Feb. 15 [1 to 11 p.m.], Feb. 16 [12 to 11 p.m.] and Feb. 17 [12 to 8 p.m.], will be held at the church parish hall and church grounds, 1200 S. Federal Hwy. Admission, parking and entertainment are free but attendees have to buy tickets for rides, games and food. Trolleys will run from the parking lots at the following sites: Bank Atlantic, 1600 S. Federal Hwy.; First Citizens Bank, 6555 N. Federal Hwy. and AtlanTech Towers, 5442 N. Federal Hwy. Visit www. italianfest.org for tickets for more information. Jackie Dixon, worker at the St. Colemans Italian Festival, gives a boost to Mia Schnitzer, 5, of Boca Raton, during last years event. The festival, held in Pompano Beach, celebrates its 30th year next weekend. [Photo by Michael dOliveira]

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28 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 Tell The Pelican about your shing news! mdpelican@yahoo.com or 954-783-8700! Deerfield Beach -The Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce Nautical Destination Committee has completed its first project, the release of the citys first official Nautical Map and Visitors Guide for tourists, snowbirds and residents, showcasing the marine amenities in Greater Deerfield Beach. Twenty thousand free maps and visitor guides have been delivered to Deerfield Beach hotels, restaurants and condominiums as well businesses that participated in the project. They can also be picked up at Deerfield Beach City Hall, 150 SE 2nd Ave. and the Chamber offices, 1601 E. Hillsboro Blvd. There are Portuguese, French and Spanish translations on the back for out-of-area visitors. The list of Deerfield Beach nautical amenities include an award winning beach, the International Fishing Pier, two ocean inlets, pristine natural beaches and artificial US Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating CourseAs a public service, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Pompano Beach, is offering our About Boating Safely Course on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the West Marine Pompano Beach, 850 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. This one-day program begins promptly at 8 a.m. and nishes at 5 p.m. All materials and lunch are provided. Cost is $50 per person and includes materials. Contact Richard Leys at 954-942-8108.Deer elds rst nautical map available now reefs, a 53.3 acre island nature park, waterway boat ramps at Pioneer Park and the Villages of Hillsboro Park, the Johnnie McKeithen Park boat dock, the Intracoastal Waterway, 15 miles of ocean access property, three ocean-access marinas, the Hillsboro River, Quiet Waters Park with Splash Adventure & Ski Rixen USA and Crystal Lake, home of wakeboard champions, all contributing to the citys unique nautical footprint. Jeff Levine of South Florida Chamber Maps was engaged to create, print and distribute the maps. This is a full, fourcolor, pocket-fold map funded by business advertisers. It is expected to be instrumental in directing visitors to Deerfield Beachs many nautical amenities. Call 9544271050. Lighthouse Point Anglers looking for a good swordfish bite should wait until the sun goes down. RJ Boyle, owner of RJ Boyle Studios in Lighthouse Point, said numerous reports are coming out of Fort Lauderdale that recreational fisherman are landing swordfish. On average, he says, the weight is about 80 lbs. per fish. The bite has been early from sundown to 11 p.m. So you can be back to the dock by midnight or 1 a.m. and not lose a day of work, said Boyle, who added, Youll see that [bite] until the end of the weekend. Boyle said the bait of choice to catch swordfish is either Spanish mackerel with a single 10/0 stainless steel non-offset J-hook or a reddyed squid. A squid changes colors when its alarmed, said Boyle. When fish look at it they think its [afraid], so theyll bite it. This time of year, we have a lot of big fish so dont use anything less than a 50 lb. reel to land a monster. And for those who do venture out, Boyle says the weather should be good the whole weekend and the bite is about 200 ft. below the boat. With all the great weather this week you need to take a chance. Need tips? Call RJ Boyle Studios at 954-4205001. Sword sh night bite is on

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The Pelican 29 Friday, February 8, 2013 Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo.com BROWARD SHERIFFS OFFICEBroward Sheriffs Office detectives are looking for a man purse-toting robber who hit two Deerfield Beach stores on two different days. In the first robbery Dec. 18, a black male in his 20s robbed two cashiers at the Sports Authority in the Deerfield Mall. The suspect approached the registers as if he were purchasing a pack of sweatbands. When the cashier opened the cash drawer, he brandished a handgun from a man purse, or satchel-type bag. He then startled another cashier, put the gun to her face and grabbed money out of her hand. He fled on foot to the rear of the mall. In this robbery, the gunman wore a white t-shirt, red basketball shorts, black shoes with white soles, mirrored sunglasses and a black ball He pretends hes about to make a purchase, but when its his turn to pay, he draws a gun cap. Around 11:30 a.m. Jan. 7, detectives believe the same suspect entered a busy Michaels store across the street from the previous robbery, wearing a white long-sleeved sweater, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a white baseball hat. After he was in the store for about 10 minutes, the suspect waited in line like he was making a purchase. When he got to the registers, he pulled a handgun out of the satchel and jumped over the counter, pointing the gun at the cashier. Anyone with information about these robberies should call BSO Detectives John McMahon or Vince Coldwell at 954-321-4270 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardCrimeStoppers. org. VetContinued from page 1John Katsaros, author of Code Burgundy:The Long Escape. Katsaros will be at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport today through Sunday to discuss his book and his famous B-17 ight. [Photo by Dr. Joe McGee]factory in Frankfurt, Germany. Only one plane, the B-17 Man O War, reached this target and destroyed 90 percent of the factory. Getting to the target was one story; getting away was another. John Katsaros was a 20year-old waist gunner on the Man O War. Now at 89, he continues to talk about his experiences that day. We had six German planes ring at us, he said. We didnt want to bail out over Germany. It was 60 degrees below zero at our altitude. I had been shot in the arm and leg. The pilot had been shot in the throat. The two gunners had been shot. The pilot had set the alarm to abandon ship. We threw the navigator out rst. His parachute never opened. In a matter of minutes, the crew, aware that the plane was on re, worked to assist each other to jump. jumped out at 27,000 feet over France. The plane exploded within seconds after the radio man jumped. We knew we would pass out for lack of oxygen, Katsaros said. But we hoped by the time we hit 10,000 feet, wed be conscious. Katsaros was at 5,000 feet when he opened his eyes and pushed the button to open his parachute. He was lucky that day because he was wearing an English parachute that provided a button-operated mechanism as opposed to the American style that required him to pull a D-shaped ring. He would not have been able to pull the ring with his wounded arm. Before I jumped, I recited The Lords Prayer in Greek and crossed myself. I landed on an old WWI airstrip. German planes ew by. I could see the pilots. They saluted me. I saluted back. Within 15 minutes the Gestapo trucks came to pick us up. I was taken to a farmhouse. My ankles were broken, my ribs cracked and my head was bleeding. For six days, Katsaros was interrogated. He had neither food nor water during that time. Katsaros was rescued by members of the French Resistance and taken to a clinic near Reims Cathedral where nearby Dr. Levy, a French Jew, was hiding from the Gestapo in the cellar. The complete account of Katsaross service and survival during World War II, is chronicled in his book, Code Burgundy: The Long Escape, available at Katsaros3@comcast.net. Originally from Massachusettes, Katsaros spends his winters in Ocean Ridge, Florida. Katsaros and The Pelican met up at Pompano Air Parks Collings Foundation exhibit of its refurbished B-17 and B24 planes. Katsaros was there to tell of his experiences beside a B-17 similar to the Man O War. As a World War II Veteran, he answers questions regarding this experience. Katsaros will be on hand today through Sunday at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport near Hangar No. 63 to answer questions from visitors. Entrance fee to the walk-through of the planes is $12. Visitors can also reserve passage for ights on both planes. Flight costs are $425. Reservations are suggested for ights. Call 978562-9182 for reservations or information. In particular, the bombardier had a broken leg and needed help to jump. Katsaros could not put on his own parachute because of his wounded right arm. He was assisted by the other remaining crewmember, the radio man, and

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30 The Pelican Friday, February 8, 2013 Wilton Manors The winners of Art Gallery 21s rst-ever Juried Exhibit displayed their work at a special reception held during the monthly Island City Art Walk in Wilton Manors on Jan. 18. A total of 60 artists submitted their work for the exhibit with 24 selected to be judged. Next year well probably double that, said Robert Gross. This years winners were Pat Wahl, Aviva Sasson and Diane Montrose. Their work will be on display every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. until Feb. 8. Art Gallery 21, sponsored by the Central Area Neighborhood Association and the Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department, is located in the Womans Club of Wilton Manors, 600 NE 21 Court.Wilton Manors Art Gallery 21 celebrates winners of rst juried exhibit Art Gallery 21 founder Constance Ruppender and artist Pat Wahl with her rst place, Proud As A Peacock oil on canvas painting. [Center] Artist Aviva Sasson with her second place King Oak oil on canvas painting. [Right] Diane Montrose with her third place Have A Cigar mixed media creation.

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