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Friday, March 8, 2013 Vol. XXI, Issue 10 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 VOTE March 12 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park – This city has a new police chief. Allan R. Hubrig, executive of cer with the Broward Sheriff’s Of ce here, has been promoted to captain and named the district chief. He succeeds John Bukata who retired recently. Hubrig recently completed his Master of Science Degree in criminal justice from Nova Southeastern University and has successfully completed the Executive Leadership Program and the University Hubrigof Louisville Southern Police Institute Commanders’ Course. He is a See HUBRIG on page 5 Candidates talk jobs, CRA funding Challengers favor city police departmentBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Residents who showed up at Monday’s candidates forum at the E. Pat Larkins Center had many things on their minds. Two that came up the most were jobs and equitable funding of the East Community Redevelopment Agency [CRA] and Northwest CRA. Melvin Samuels, of Small Biz; Walter Hunter, of the Greater Pompano Beach Democratic Club and Johnni Singletary, of NAILS, asked questions of the candidates. Vince Johnson, of Small Biz, moderated. Mary Phillips, wife of Dist. 4 candidate and former commissioner Ed Phillips, serves as executive director of Small Biz. David Baumwald, running against incumbent Lamar Fisher for mayor, See ELECTION POMPANO on page 14By Judy WilsonPELICANDeer eld Beach – The Deer eld Caf, the new restaurant at the shing pier, will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. City Commissioners amended the lease with Toula Amanna Tuesday allowing her the extended hours. Amanna said the annual increase in revenue could be $500,000 a year, and to the city, another $40,000 in lease payments. “This is bene cial to all concerned,” she said. Amanna, the owner of FlashBack diners in Hallandale and Davie, said in her 22 years in business she has had no problems with late-night customers. “It is easier to have my Hubrig named for top spot in Oakland Park BSO department Pier restaurant wins permission to operate 24 hours a daySee PIER on page 2By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach – Drew Mogavero has spent many a hot, sunny afternoon on his school’s playground Third grader wants to cool off hot playgroundDrew Mogavero with a copy of the letter he sent to The Pelican to publicize his shade request. [See complete letter on page 6 Staff photo]trying his best to enjoy the superheated slide and monkey bars; all the while worrying about getting a sunburn or worse – skin cancer. “The sun’s rays are so hot. Kids can get cancer and really bad sunburns,” he said. But enough is enough. Mogavero, a third grader at McNab Elementary School, has See SHADE on page 13

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2 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 VOTE March 12 people there all the time,” she said rather than closing at midnight as per the lease. No beer or wine will be served after 10 p.m., she added. Mayor Peggy Noland did not see the request as a problem. The city’s is losing a Denny’s restaurant on US 1 so the Caf could ll a need for 24-hour food service, Commissioner Joe Miller calling the concept “unique.” Only Vice Mayor Bill Ganz was reluctant to give his okay. He said it could become a policing issue by bringing people to the beach who are not usually there. He questioned having the public on the beach at 2 or 3 a.m. “You see some ‘interesting’ stuff at 4 a.m. at Denny’s,” he said holding out for a 6 a.m. to midnight schedule. Seeing how the other commissioners felt, Ganz said although he was against it, he would give the amendment the necessary fourth vote, but only after Commissioner Miller asked for a clause in the lease allowing the commission to shut the Caf down at midnight if problems arise. City Attorney Andy Maurodis said the hours can be cut back by a simple majority vote rather than the super majority required to approve the lease. The pier restaurant is still six weeks away from opening Amanna said. Because of its large menu, changes need to be made to the kitchen. “It was built for fast food,” she said. She is also opening a fourth eatery in Boca Raton, converting the former Bova restaurant on US 1 to a diner. Commission bans solicitors, but will take a second lookDeer eld Beach – Commissioner Ben Preston is asking the commission “not to close the door on door-to-door solicitors.” The city Tuesday approved an ordinance prohibiting such solicitation and canvassing, but Preston said the move “will eliminate some credible organizations.” The commissioner from District 2 admitted he was concerned because, as a boy selling newspaper subscriptions door-to-door, he learned “positive values” as well as a trip to Spain. “Kids out there depend on this structure,” he said. Vice Mayor Bill Ganz said although he too went door-todoor as a kid, “It’s a different world now. It’s an opportunity for crime. My feedback is the residents don’t want this.” Commissioner Joe Miller who said he started his pest control business getting customers door-to-door, also thought “times have changed” and Mayor Peggy Noland alluded to children being dropped off by adults to canvass neighborhoods. Commissioner Preston said he would agree to background checks, a registration process and city IDs for solicitors and Ganz pointed out there would be a cost to the city. Miller said the cost had to be weighed against the bene ts. The commission did approve the ordinance with the general understanding revisions will be brought forward that will allow properly accredited solicitors.City not looking to privatize sanitation departmentDeer eld Beach – Vice Mayor Bill Ganz tried to squelch rumors Tuesday that the city will privatize its sanitation services. Ganz said such rumors are “ at out lies… people with no clue are See CITY SANITATION on page 13 PierContinued from page 2

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The Pelican 3 Friday, March 8, 2013 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park – Four of ve candidates for the city commission elded a wide range of questions from audience members at a forum Tuesday sponsored by Corals of Oakland Park Homeowners Association. In the March 12 election, three candidates are vying for Seat 1, where Mayor Anne Sallee is not seeking re-election. They are former commissioner Steve Arnst, community activist Sara Guevrekian and Ruben Jean. Jean did not attend the forum. In the race for Seat 5, former commissioner Layne Dallett Walls faces community activist Tim Lonergan. They are running for the seat now held by Suzanne Boisvenue, who is termlimited after eight years. Arnst and Walls asked residents for the chance to serve them again, noting they had worked in the past to save and restore their lakes. Guevrekian said “The city has untapped potential,” and she would like to bring a fresh set of ideas to the city commission. Lonergan also said he would offer new ideas and a fresh perspective. Bill Sears, homeowners association president, moderated the discussion and posed the questions. Asked if they had a plan for the Prospect Road, Andrews Avenue and Powerline Road area, Guevrekian said the Powerline Road corridor is “near and dear to my heart.” She said unfavorable development was being proposed and built “and the cost of businesses not taking care of their properties is spilling over to the residential areas.” Business owners are rethinking their decisions about moving to Powerline Road, she said, noting attention to this area should top the list of commission priorities. Agreeing that area needs to be addressed, Arnst said the problem is no big changes have occurred on Main Street, OP candidates focus on redevelopment and crime “and rst we have to nish that.” He says a residential component is needed in the Main Street area for a proposed culinary arts district to survive. Arnst said the city’s redevelopment consultants, RMA (Redevelopment Management Associates), as directors of the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, are working to make Pompano’s See ELECTION OAKLAND PARK on page 4

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4 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 beach area a showcase with restaurants, stores and maybe a hotel. “We need that to happen here. You don’t want to scatter forces. We need to nish one project before we start another,” Arnst said. Lonergan noted the city has spent $30 million on Main Street improvements. “But can you tell me any business there you go to?” he asked. While it’s important to analyze what happened in the past, Lonergan said the city has to go forward. But while moving forward with a new vision for a downtown culinary district, he said the city can’t ignore other neighborhoods that need attention. Walls said when she served on the commission four years ago trees went in at Prospect Road and Andrews Avenue. Lighting was also supposed to go in at the parking lot. When the city faced money problems, she said plans for the Powerline corridor “kind of got shelved. Some of these things need to come back now that things are picking up again.” Asked about what areas need immediate attention, Arnst said Main Street, Andrews Avenue and Prospect Road. And he said Powerline Road has a big problem with vagrants and homeless, and “something needs to be done with that. The Harlem McBride area has some empty lots that look terrible.” Arnst said city staff is underutilized. “We have too many chiefs on staff and not enough Indians.” He said the CRA director needs to be out beating the bushes and marketing available properties. Walls agreed with Arnst on a downtown residential area and also believes the CRA director needs to be more of a marketer. She said the Prospect Road shopping center parking lot should be resurfaced and lights installed. “If it’s taken 10 to 15 years to accomplish Main Street, we won’t get to anything else,” Guevrekian said. She said the culinary district is “a great idea” and a way to capture those who drive through Oakland Park daily. “You don’t build high-density walls of residences to get patrons,” she said. Lonergan said the city needs to work with property owners to x things up and not work against them. Asked about how to build a stronger sense of community, Guevrekian suggested attending other area’s homeowners’ meetings to get to know community concerns. Walls suggested concerts and craft fairs in the parks. Arnst said it’s important to get to know your neighbors. “Crime doesn’t happen when you know your neighbors.” Lonergan said the city needs to offer both neighborhood and city-wide events. Activities for seniors need to be offered in the neighborhoods. When the candidates were asked what could be done to increase security Walls favored increasing police patrols, Geuvrekian said, patrolling each zone is very important and is cleaning up the city. Arnst said it may be time to go back to an Oakland Park Department rather than BSO. “We had hometown deputies who had ownership in the city.” Lonergan said neighbors have to look out for each other, and issues need to be dealt with head on. Election Oakland ParkContinued from page 3SightingsA community calendar for Northeast Broward County. Send your event information to mdpelican@yahoo.com Art 3-8 – “Market Day” by Carl Phillips and other works by local artists are on display at Art Gallery 21, 600 NE 21 Ct., Wilton Manors, until March 22. Art Gallery 21 is open every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. 954661-4740. 3-8 – Art Club ages 11 and up, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Studio Spade, 124 SW 15 St., Pompano Beach. $30 for one class and $55 for two. Materials included. Class will focus on painter Georgia O’Keefe. 954-805-6784. 3-15 – Island City Art Walk from 7 to 10 p.m. along Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Businesses on Wilton Drive showcase local artists and provide free refreshments. See SIGHTINGS on page 7

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The Pelican 5 Friday, March 8, 2013 Sand spill bill can’t be mitigated; town will payBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach – Stymied for many months over payment of a $65,000 monitoring fee incurred during the last beach nourishment project almost two years ago, commissioners voted this week to pay it and close out the nal invoice from Great Lakes Dredge and Dock $545,684. The payment has been in limbo since the Army Corps of Engineers levied a $17,500 ne against the dredging company for causing a sand spill on the ocean oor. Great Lakes agreed to the ne, but balked at paying the $65,000 bill presented by Coastal Systems International [CSI] for coordinating the cleanup of the spill. The town had requested CSI and Great Lakes to negotiate a lesser fee with no result. Town Commissioner Javier Garcia called CSI’s bill “an egregious amount.” Schubert said no speci c contract was drawn with CSI to monitor the spill because it appeared to be an “emergency situation.” Showing displeasure at the situation, Mayor Dan Dodge said closing out the project is important and then added “there are many options that might place less of a nancial burden on residents.” The nourishment of the north mile and a half of the town’s beach cost around $6 million which is being paid for with a special assessment levied on property owners. CSI was contracted to oversee the sand revetment and is still responsible for state mandated monitoring of the shoreline. Vice Mayor graduate of the FBI National Academy. “His skill set and manner of communication, education and training make him an excellent t for the city,” said Oakland Park City Manager John Stunson. Hubrig joined BSO in December 1991 after graduating from Nova Southeastern University with a BS Degree in legal studies. He served as a road patrol deputy and on the newly formed bicycle unit. He was promoted to sergeant in 1997. He served on several transition teams, which oversaw mergers of BSO with the cities of Pompano Beach, Oakland Park, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and North Lauderdale Police Departments. He also was a member of the team which coordinated the merger of BSO with Broward County Fire Rescue. After supervising road patrol, narcotics and robbery intervention units, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2004. “In 2004, I came to the City of Oakland Park as a lieutenant and found a warm welcome from a group of citizens and city staff members truly dedicated to improving the city,” Hubrig said. “During my years here, I have witnessed a passion and a hometown spirit which is unique to the city of Oakland Park.” “The support the community and city staff has given me is without equal. I am deeply honored to have been selected by the city and Sheriff Scott Israel to continue to serve the citizens of Oakland Park. As captain, I will be friendly, courteous, reliable and responsive to the citizens of this great community,” Hubrig said. In other Oakland Park police news, Linda Canada Stuck, the highest ranking woman with BSO in the city, was promoted to captain and named chief in the district of ce in Southwest Ranches. She has been with BSO in Oakland Park since January 2007, serving as shift commander and as acting executive of cer. “It’s been a pleasure serving in Oakland Park. I’m looking forward to my new challenge in Southwest Ranches,” she said. Lt. Brad Ostroff, a 27year BSO veteran, is the new executive of cer in Oakland Park, replacing Hubrig. Sgt. Patrick Murray was promoted to lieutenant and transferred to the Weston of ce. HubrigContinued from page 1 See SAND SPILL on page 12 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 VOTE March 12

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6 The Pelican Friday, March 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 2013. 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 10 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Call 954-783-8700 or send your letters to the editor to mdpelican@yahoo.com Opinion & LettersThird grader steps up to the plate for a playground in the shade Ocean-going wheelchairs now on beach thanks to many supportersTo the staff and owners of The Pelican Please allow this letter to serve as our personal thank you in assisting Broward Sea Legs achieve it’s goal of bringing ocean going wheelchairs to our beaches. The Pelican highlighted our fund raising drive in the Sept. 7 issue in an article by Phyllis Neuberger. This story provided us the legitimacy to approach local and national organizations [as well as our friends and neighbors] to request donations to buy these awesome chairs. Now, only ve months later we have presented two ocean going wheelchairs to Mayor Lamar Fisher and the Pompano Beach City Commission meeting on Feb. 26. Next we will present Mayor Peggy Noland and the Deer eld Beach City Commission with two chairs for Deer eld’s beaches as well on March 19. As we present the chairs, we have also respectfully paid tribute to those who have helped us reach our goals. Mayor Lamar Fisher, Mayor Peggy Noland, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Chapter 133, Unity in the Community, Veterans United Foundation, the largest donor, and the Isle Casino, our largest local donor, were all instrumental in making this a reality. Yet what gave us the credibility to approach these donors was The Pelican’s trust and belief that what we were doing was real. A good example of this is we work closely with Veteran United Home Loans. After reading Phyllis’ article and noting we were working the DAV Auxiliary, they jumped at the opportunity to assist us. Even though we have worked with Veteran’s United for years for our real estate clients whom are veterans, it was Phyllis’ article that sold them on our cause. So now it’s time to show our appreciation to The Pelican This newspaper believed in our cause. The Pelican took the chance to highlight our fundraising drive. Now Pompano and Deer eld can proudly say our million dollar beaches have open access for all individuals. I’ve heard it said recently that newspapers are dinosaurs. I sincerely hope not. It is our opinion that due to The Pelican, disabled children, veterans and especially seniors, who need a little assistance, can now enjoy what many take for granted . a dip into our pristine waters. Thank you Pelican. Dave and Terri Rittenhouse To the editor, It is with complete satisfaction that we at The Crab Stop send our sincere gratitude. Ever since your representative walked through our door and introduced us to your paper, not one time have we regretted the advertising we received. Previously, we advertised with another local paper but never have we had the customer growth that we are experiencing now with The Pelican The article we received with our advertising has had the phones ringing off the hook. Also, our coupons were a big hit. It is our desire to continue with The Pelican as long as you exhibit the professionalism you have given us. Betty Gilmore Owner, The Crab Stop Pompano Beach Dear Pelican Newspaper, My name is Andrew Scott Mogavero. My school does not have a shade cover. I will pay $10 to get a note on the front cover of your paper. This is what I want the note to say. Attention everyone! Please give me a $1 so that I can raise money for a shade cover at my school playground. Our school is McNab Elementary, 1350 SE 9 Ave., Pompano Beach. Thank you! Drew Mogavero Make all checks payable to McNab Elementary School. Call 754-3227050 to donate.Drew Mogavero shows this reporter where he got the idea for his rst civic action. The book, Treasures contained the story that inspired him.Local paper works for Crab StopLettersTo the editor, Thomas Terwilliger is for the Citizens of Pompano Beach not the tourist or special interest. I am ghting for safe streets where families and kids can live, walk and play. I am against wasteful spending when it bene ts only a few special people. People are tired of tax increases, more crime, lower home prices and being harassed by the city when they try to improve their homes. We need change! The current commission’s plan is not working. Their plan helps the golfers and Atlantic Boulevard but what about local neighborhoods? Before the City spends Millions of dollars on tourist and special interest wouldn’t it be better to spend the taxpayer’s money on their own neighborhood? We hear about the great works and millions of dollars in Neighborhood Stabilization Funds, how many of you have received any of that money? You tell me Crime, Safety, Abandoned Homes and Home Repair are your priorities. I believe these should also be city priorities. The city pays the Broward Sheriff over $37 million a year for protection. Are our streets safe? How many houses have been vacant or abandoned for years with little or nothing done? How many crack houses operate openly on our streets? Our city is falling in yet the city pumps millions of dollars into Atlantic Boulevard and the golf courses. How is this fair? The city must remember who pays the taxes then protect and care for local neighborhoods and families. Please vote March 12th. Thomas Terwilliger Candidate Commissioner District 2Candidate respondsLast week The Pelican endorsed Lamar Fisher for mayor, Woodrow Poitier for District 4 Commissioner and Charlotte Burrie for District 2 Commissioner in the March 12 election. Burrie’s challenger, Thomas Terwilliger, requested a response to our decisions. We welcome his opinion.City priorities in wrong places Safe Boating CourseFort Lauderdale – A U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Course will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Imperial Point Medical Center, 6401 N. Federal Hwy. The one-day program is $50 per person and includes materials. Discounts are offered when more than one person per household attends. Call 954-941-5781.Drew Mogavero with Treasures, the book that sparked his fundraising idea.

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The Pelican 7 Friday, March 8, 2013 VOTE March 12 City’s conservation program saves money, grows grassBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach “Yes, we are in a critical state,” said Randy Brown, utilities director, referring to the demands on water usage as more and more people move to South Florida. But the pressure on drinking water can be lessened if more people would hook up to reuse water for irrigation. Right now, of the 1,200 homes in east Pompano Beach where reuse water pipes are installed, 690 homes have not hooked into the system.Sign up your neighbors for reuse water and be eligible for fabulous prizes The number is disconcerting to Brown and his staff since it takes just one call to the city to hook up, shrink water bills and get healthier lawns. In an attempt to bring attention to the reuse system, Brown is staging “The Great Oasis Connection Contest” in hopes of connecting more homes to the purple pipes. The contest calls for those residents who understand the importance of water conservation to start encouraging other residents to do the same. The person who gets the most people to hook up is the top winner. The contest is already in swing and runs through April 5.See OASIS on page 17 Community steps up for Vet who lost home in rePompano Beach – A fundraiser is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at American Legion Post #162 for the family of the victim of a recent house re in Pompano Beach. The post is at 820 SE 8 Ave. in Deer eld Beach. Funds will go to help pay for demolition of the home on Southeast 28 Avenue. The re victim, Dan Piontowski, an Army veteran, has long suffered a crippling combination of colon cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Due to his illness, he was unable to keep up with health and home insurance payments, according to a yer announcing the event. He is now living in a nursing home. Father Bernie Pecaro announced the fundraising event during services Sunday at St. Martin-In-The-Fields Episcopal Church. “As the neighborhood church,” Pecaro said. “We feel a responsibility to help out and reach out to the family as best we’re able. The fundraiser for the Piontowski Family Relief Fund will feature live bands, free food, a cash bar and raf es. There is a $10 cover charge. Donations also can be made at www. PiontkowskiFamilyRelief.com. Visit www.islandcityartwalk. com. 3-21 – Ernestine Maat Ray will discuss “Colors and Textures of our African Legacy” from 7 to 9 p.m. at Friedt Family Fellowship Hall, 4433 Bougainvillea Dr., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. 954785-7408.Auctions & Sales3-9 – Yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Friends of the Library will have its book tent set up. Books, CDs, audio books available. 954-3902115 or 954-390-2130. SightingsContinued from page 4 See SIGHTINGS on page 9

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8 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 Send your news to mdpelican@ yahoo.comBriefsBusiness 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 STAFFA very pleasant and approachable nurse practitioner, Carolyn Zaumeyer has a master’s degree in nursing, and as an ARNP, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, she is licensed to practice general medicine, with a specialization in women’s health. In her of ce/lab at 4540 N. Federal Hwy. in Fort Lauderdale, she manages the health of both male and female patients. She can diagnose, prescribe medication, order tests, and draw blood for analysis. “I know my limitations,” she says, smiling. “When a ag goes up beyond them, I have a collection of excellent physicians and practitioners to whom I refer my patients.” Asked why a person would choose her over a physician, she answers with con dence. “I provide quality, affordable health care in a clean and comfortable environment, and no patient waits more than 15 minutes to be seen. As nurse practitioners we pride ourselves on combining the science of health care with the caring of nursing. “I focus on the patient and allow enough time to listen to all of that patient’s concerns. I accept all major insurances and Medicaid. For the uninsured, my prices are very affordable. I’d estimate that half of my patient roster is uninsured. They come to me initially because I’m affordable, but after that rst visit, they come because of the care they receive.” Zaumeyer gets referrals from insurance companies, the internet, other patients and upon occasion, medical doctors. Since becoming the rst nurse practitioner to establish her own practice in Florida in 1994, she has become a well known expert and resource for other nurse practitioners Carolyn Zaumeyer, nurse practitioner, owns Women’s Awareness, an independent practice since 1994who wish to embark on business ownership. “I’ve been a nurse practitioner for over 20 years. I worked in a medical practice rst, and was encouraged, by doctors, to open my own practice, and it has worked out well. My late husband, Dr. George Suarez, was a medical doctor who gave me expert training, advice and support. He wanted me to have this practice and would be proud of my success. I’m on hand from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If a patient needs surgery, hospitalization or narcotics, I refer them to a physician.” “I’ve been Carolyn’s patient for many years,” says Brenda Lusher. “She’s very thorough and explains everything in a way that I understand. She’s always available to answer questions and she goes that extra mile to nd out everything I need to know.” Roseann Minnet agrees, saying, ”I’m also a long time patient. She’s a friend, easy to talk to and she makes me feel well-cared for. If we had more like Carolyn in the profession, it would be a better world.” In her specialty, women’s health, Zaumeyer provides gynecology exams, bio-identical hormone therapy, menopause evaluation and treatment, family planning and birth control, STD testing and treatment, and weight loss programs. She addressed these areas brie y. She says, “I am continuously Carolyn Zaumeyer, MSN, ARNP, owner of Women’s Awareness practice provides quality affordable health care to men and women. Below, she is joined by her two labs for a relaxing swim after a busy day.See WOMEN’S AWARENESS on page 9Charity Cookin’Pompano Beach – Heart of the Olive, 816 N. Federal Hwy., will host Cookin’ for Charity with Chef Jeff Milner on Thursday, March 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. Milner of FLIPANY, a non-pro t’s whose mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs, will host a cooking class. The suggested donation is $20 and funds will bene t FLIPANY. Limited space available. Call 754-222-8071 to RSVP. Discover sailingHillsboro Beach – Kids can discover the joy and challenge of sailing as part of membership in the Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club. Children eight and older can learn to sail in protected waters from experienced instructors. For more information, visit www.HISC.org or contact Mark and Deborah Menagh at 954-9332530 or, Ken Scott at 954-650-7390 or HISCYouthSailing@gmail.com.Orchid Society meeting Deerfield Beach – The Deerfield Beach Orchid Society will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Deerfield Beach, 910 E. Hillsboro Blvd. The featured guest speaker will be Carol Holdren, AOS judge, and she will talk about the “10 Must Have Orchids.” Visit www.deerfieldbeachorchidsociety.org or email crbabcock1@netzero. net.

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The Pelican 9 Friday, March 8, 2013 Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo. com studying up on the most natural and safe hormone replacement treatments which work very well with women having menopausal issues. There is help. I work with the safest therapy available which is a big improvement over synthetic hormones like Premarin and Provera. “Family planning is an important and active part of my practice. Instead of letting life happen, my patients want to control when to start their families.” STD, sexually transmitted diseases, are on the rise and it is important to identify and treat them to avoid complications and spread. I see this in men and women and surprisingly in older people who think they have no worries. There are, in fact, many serious outcomes beyond pregnancy.” She concludes with her advice on weight problems. “I begin with open discussion. If we can have success with nutrition and exercise, we prefer it, but we do have other successful options.” The author of two books, she has written articles in over 27 publications and made presentations at over 80 conferences. Zaumeyer has been an adjunct faculty at Broward College, Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University in nursing and graduate studies. She says, “I was recently asked and accepted becoming a member of the advisory board of the Duke Medicine and Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program. With the advent of our new healthcare plan, there is a big management potential for Nurse Practitioners to run health care clinics.” Zaumeyer says, “My immediate family consists of me and my two black labs, Butkis and Dominic. We spend a lot of our free time together in the pool. My other hobby is riding my motorcycle, always wearing a helmet. For an appointment, call 954-791-4475; visit her web site: carolynzaumeyer.com Women’s AwarenessContinued from page 83-16 – Granny’s Attic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. Bargains on various items. 954-786-4111. 3-16 – Tropical Plant Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Equality Park, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors. Vendor space available. 954257-2317. 3-23 – Women’s Club of Coconut Creek hosts a garage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Recreation Complex, 4455 Sol Press Blvd., Coconut Creek. Fundraiser to support scholarships for Coconut Creek residents and charitable programs. 954-326-7480.Auditions & Theatre3-8 – Pride Comedy Night at 8 p.m. at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8 St., Fort Lauderdale, with Jason Stuart and Jessica Kirson. Tickets are $31.50. 954-462-0222. 3-11 – Sol Children Theatre Troupe holds auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. for Edgar Allan Poe’s “Nevermore” and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” musicals at 3333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. Other auditions will be held March 20 and March 28 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All auditions require an RSVP. 561-447-8829. Visit solchildren.org for audition requirements.Books & Lectures3-13 – Jean Larkin’s Great Book s discussion from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Percy White Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deer eld Beach. 954-357-7680. 3-13 – Readers at Sundown with John Spera from 6 to 7 p.m. at Lighthouse Point Library, 2200 NE 38 St. This month’s book discussion is “Murder at Astor Place” by Victoria Thompson.” 954946-6398. 3-16 – Book fair from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Margate Library, 5810 Park Drive. New and “like new” books, videos and CDs. 954-3577500. SightingsContinued from page 7 See SIGHTINGS on page 11

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10 The Pelican Friday, March 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. BriefsVOTE March 12 By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFThe Pelican sat down with Bill Zobus, current secretary of this small, but far reaching Rotary Club, to talk about the many accomplishments of this group. The club meets at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning at Galuppi’s on the city golf course to enjoy breakfast, fellowship and to plan the next “do good program” it will offer to the surrounding communities. “We write checks,” Zobus says, “and we do hands on projects. Lead by Bob Repass, our group built a new sign for the PVAF, Paralyzed Veterans Association of Florida, headquarters at 3799 N. Andrews Ave.in Oakland Park and we had the blisters to prove it. We provided the sign for $2,000, a savings of $4,000 from the projected cost. Pete Larson convinced us to repaint it and replace the logo this year. Jack Rosen saw the need for school supplies at the Charles Drew Elementary School in 2006. Last year we expanded that program to include Cresthaven and Broadview elementary schools.” In 2007, Zobus began the program to provide dictionaries to about 100 third graders at Charles Drew. He says, “This is truly a feel good project. The kids were thrilled. In many cases this “A student dictionary” is the rst book these children had ever owned. They wrote their names in it with pride, and they all loved the fact that the longest word in the English language is written on the back page.” He laughs and says, “Now don’t ask me to say or de ne it.” He adds, “Computers are not affordable to these children so they will learn how to research the old fashioned way, through books.” The club’s dictionary program now includes 18 schools in Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek, North Lauderdale and Park West. This year 2,664 dictionaries were distributed to 126 classes. Since 2007, almost 10,000 dictionaries have been delivered to third graders. The project this year had a budget of $5,500 paid for by a grant from Rotary District 6990, a $500 donation from Publix and the balance from this club’s fund Bill Zobus [left], secretary of the Pompano Beach-Lighthouse Rotary Club, receives the Arnold Galperin Lifetime of Rotary Service Award from District Governor Doug Maymon. Zobus is a 45year Rotarian who has never missed a meeting in 41 years. [Photo courtesy of Bill Zobus]Pompano Beach-Lighthouse Rotary Club is small but powerful in its reach and the good work it does A Taste of Italy Wilton Manors – A Taste of Italy will be held Wednesday, March 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive. Hosted by the Community Affairs Advisory Board, Taste of Italy includes a spaghetti dinner with meatballs, salad, dessert and drink. And those who attend can bring their own wine. Deejay TJ will provide music. Cost is $8 per person and $15 per couple. Proceeds bene t various charities in Wilton Manors. Tickets on sale at Hagen Park, city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive, and the library, 500 NE 26 St. Call 954-3902120. Alzheimer’s Day CareDeer eld Beach – The N.E. Focal Point Senior Center, 227 NW 2 St., offers specialized services and stimulating programs for individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss, frailties and functional limitations. The Center offers transportation to andfrom the center, recreation activities and programs for mental and physical stimulation, intergenerational programs and health and wellness programs. A balanced lunch is provided and snacks are offered daily. Also provided is caregiver respite and support for families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. The center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 954-480-4460. See Zobus on page 11

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The Pelican 11 Friday, March 8, 2013 raisers. Zobus hails from Illinois where he was in the retail furniture family business. He says, “I always felt that my talents were in organization and public relations. What I’ve done in the community in Illinois and here ts what I can do. I’ve always been active in civic life as a volunteer and Rotary has been a big part of it. It’s a wonderful organization that does so much for the world around us.” Since his involvement with this local Rotary in 2003, the club has presented 16 Kerry McNarara $1,000 scholarships to Pompano High School students based on need and service. It has sponsored six Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and one Rotary Youth Exchange Student. It has given nancial support to the Boys & Girls Club, SOS Children’s Village, Tomorrow’s Rainbow, delivered books and magazines to the PVAF, and sent $1,000 to the Daybreak Tornado Relief Fund in Joplin, Mo.” Almost as an afterthought, Zobus ticks off a few more recipients of this club’s generosity: 567 pair of socks for the homeless, supplies and funds for America’s Moms for Soldiers and McDonald’s gift cards for homeless people. Fund raisers include the Seafood Festival, The Nautical Flea Market, garage sale and Happy Dollars Fund. Zobus is a 45 year Rotarian who has never missed a meeting in 41 years and is the recipient of the Arnold Galperin Lifetime of Rotary Service award. Also honored for years of perfect attendance were Milt Einhorn, 29 years and Jack Rosen, 39 years. These gentlemen are the glue that has kept this small club together. Zobus has served as Club President, been on eight different committees, chaired the public relations committee, been Assistant District Governor for ve years, newsletter editor, Webmaster and 20 years as the club secretary here and in Illinois. Thank you Bill Zobus and all Rotarians for your generous gifts of money and time locally and around the world. ZobusContinued from page 10Business3-11 – Wilton Manors Business Expo from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Hosted by the Wilton Manors Business Association. Free vendor space is available. Door prizes and refreshments. 954-257-8788. 3-21 – Greater Pompano Beach Chamber membership breakfast from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at Auto Tech & Body, 429 N. Dixie Hwy., Pompano Beach. RSVP at www. PompanoBeachChamber.com. 3-28 – Wilton Manors Business Association meets for lunch networking from 12 to 1 p.m. at Lotus Chinese Kitchen, 1434 NE 26 St., Wilton Manors. Visit wiltonmanor sbusinessassociation.com.Children & Family3-8 – “Zoo Keeper” will be shown at 7 p.m. at Villages of Hillsboro Park, 4111 NW 6 St., Deer eld Beach. Bring the family, blankets and lawn chairs. Refreshments and glow merchandise will be sold. 954-480-4495. 3-16 – Pony rides at Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park, 1600 NE 5 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3 per ride. 954-7864507. 3-16 – 56th Annual Youth Day at 10 a.m. at Wimberly Field Athletic Complex, 3900 NE 3 Ave., Oakland Park. Sponsors wanted. 954-630-4500. 3-30 – Easter Bunny visits Pompano Citi Centre, corner of Federal Highway and Copans Road, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Photos, food, arts and crafts, egg hunt and other kids activities. 954943-4683. Clubs & Charity3-8 – Pompano Beach Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. at Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-786-3274. 3-8 – Pompano Proud meets at McNab Park, 2250 E. Atlantic Blvd., from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Every second Sunday the group meets at Galuppi’s, SightingsContinued from page 9 See SIGHTINGS on page 12

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12 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 VOTE March 12 Claire Schubert has asked town attorney DJ Doody to review the rm’s contract with the town. “There are many ne companies out there,” she said referring to the town’s continuing need for engineering services. Recently the town made moves to join Broward County’s beach nourishment projects and the mayor said, “We may not need such broad expertise [as provided by CSI.] This may be a great opportunity to decrease the burden of beach nourishment. I see this as a good thing in the long term.” Failure to wrap up the project and pay Great Lakes has delayed the town’s application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a $2 million reimbursement. According to Schubert, Great Lakes must sign off on the project to make the town eligible for the federal funds. Tim Blankenship, engineering department head for CSI, had advised the commission to reject the nal payment and to request that Great Lakes deduct the $65,000 for their services. Aware they may need to do business again with Great Lakes, commissioners did not seriously consider that suggestion. Meanwhile, Schubert continues to talk with of cials in Boca Raton who are planning a nourishment project as soon as 2014 using sand from an off shore ebb shoal. Studies are being done to determine if there is enough sand there to share with down drift communities. She has also spoken with County Commissioner Chip LaMarca and the county’s natural resources administrator Eric Myers about getting help from the county and both have been supportive she said.Water bill scof aws may nd leniency coming to an endHillsboro Beach – If not paying for water consumption is your thing, you should have been living in Hillsboro Beach. The town’s accountants Severn Trent say some people don’t pay their bills regularly. Currently there is between $15,000 and $17,000 that has been owned the town for more than 90 days. One reason: There is no written policy giving the town authority to turn off water to residents who are delinquent. The matter was discussed last year, but no ordinance was brought forth. This week, heeding request of Commissioner Dick Maggiore who said a utility policy is needed, the commission discussed some de nite terms: shut the water to single family homes off after ve months. “No other city does this [allows the delinquencies],” Maggiore said. “Shut it off and they will pay.” It was left undecided how to deal with condo owners whose water bills are paid by their associations. The item was tabled until the next meeting. Sand spillContinued from page 51103 N. Federal Hwy., at 6 p.m. 954-562-3232. 3-8 – Kiwanis Club of Deer eld Beach meets at 9 a.m. at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 St. 954-54-732-9883. 3-8 – Pompano Quilter Group meets from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Pompano Beach Library, 1213 E. Atlantic Blvd. 954-357-7595. 3-14 – Rotary Club of Oakland Park/Wilton Manors meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill, 4711 North Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park. 954-491-6158. 3-19 – Oakland Park Garden Club meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center, 1098 NE 40 Ct. 954630-4511. 3-21 – Wilton Manors Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. at Wilton Manors City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 954566-9019. SightingsContinued from page 11 See SIGHTINGS on page 18

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The Pelican 13 Friday, March 8, 2013 Send news to mdpelican@ yahoo.com saying we will privatize our trash collection.” Rather, he said, the city does a “phenomenal job… there is no way I would ever privatize that department.” The vice mayor went on to say proof of his statement is the new garbage trucks being purchased by the city. Mayor Peggy Noland added, “not one of us have ever talked about privatizing our solid waste department.” The city’s garbage collection service is generally considered to be outstanding. The mayor said of the city’s departments, she never gets a complaint about sanitation.Commissioners eschew raise Deer eld Beach –Looks like city commissioners won’t be taking a 10 percent salary increase as provided for in legislation passed in 2004. This week, Vice Mayor Bill Ganz said considering the concessions city employees have had to make to balance the budget, he would like to suspend the raise until employees get their wage increase. City Attorney Andy Maurodis said he will present a resolution deferring the raises at the next meeting. City SanitationContinued from page 2 started raising money to build a shade structure for the third, fourth and fth grade playground. And he’s already made some progress. “One of my friends washed a car for $5 and gave me the money,” he said. Mogavero alerted The Pelican wise to his effort through a letter and he was willing to invest some of the money he’s made to bring in more donations and get the word out. “Dear Pelican newspaper, My name is Andrew Scott Mogavero. At my school it does not have a shade cover. ShadeContinued from page 1I will pay $10 to get a note on the front cover of your paper. This is what I want the note to say. Attention everyone!! Please give me a $1.00 so that I can raise money for a shade cover at my school playground . Thank you!!” he wrote in the letter. To raise the rest of the money, which could be $20,000 or more, Mogavero will hold car washes and other fundraisers. He will also place ve-gallon jugs around the school so teachers, administrators, parents and fellow students can contribute to the cause. His goal is to have the money raised before he goes into sixth grade, but his efforts won’t end until the job is nished. “If I do graduate before I nish I’ll keep going until we raise enough money.” His inspiration to raise the funds comes from a book he read in class, “Treasures” that included a story about a girl who raised money to save her local zoo. “He was the rst person to bring it up,” said Jacqui Mogavero, Drew’s mother. “He said ‘Mom, I was in class today and we were reading a story about a girl in another state. They were going to close the zoo and she raised money and I started thinking I want to be like that girl. I want to raise money.’” And, she adds, it’s all Drew’s been able to talk about since. “He’s really excited about it. He hears us talking about stuff like that all the time. He’s always involved in my work for walks or other events,” said Mogavero, the chief operations of cer at Broward Children’s Center. To help Drew further his vision for sun-free playground and to make a donation, call McNab Elementary School at 754-322-7050. Make all checks payable to McNab Elementary School.

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14 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 said he would work to make sure that contractors who live in the city got more of the contracts doled-out by the city. He said he would also bring more attention to the city’s job placement programs and would make Pompano more business friendly. “I want businesses to say ‘we want to be in Pompano,’” said Baumwald. He also promised to personally talk to code enforcement of cers with residents to resolve issues. Mayor Lamar Fisher responded to those remarks saying he has a track record of working with businesses to bring in new development and new jobs. Whole Foods and Sports Authority, which will open locations at the old KMart on Federal Highway and Copans Road, and Marriott, which is building a new hotel on Ocean Boulevard, are companies Fisher has already brought into Pompano. Fisher added that the city has started awarding bids under $75,000 to contractors who live in the city. Dist. 2 Commissioner Charlotte Burrie echoed Fisher, saying preference is given to locals rst. Thomas Terwilliger, Burrie’s opponent, also promised to hire more residents and said too much attention is given to the beach area at the cost of other areas of the city. “What about poor Dixie [Highway]?” he asked, adding that more needs to be done to develop local businesses. District 4 challengers Joseph Wells and Phillips accused the city of taking money from the Northwest CRA and giving to the East CRA. “No money is going from the East CRA to the Northwest CRA and no money is going from the Northwest CRA to the East CRA,” said Burrie. Progress in the Northwest CRA was an issue brought up repeatedly. District 4 Commissioner Woodrow Poitier, both before and during the candidates night, has said progress is being made. The Martin Luther King Boulevard Streetscape improvements, the renovations of the Ali Building and the 731 commercial building are examples he gave of the progress the city is making in revitalizing the northwest area of the city. He also blamed the disorganization of previous Northwest CRA boards and of cials for the lack of advancement. Brown elds that had to be cleaned up rst also slowed things down. “Things are happening,” said Poitier. But Wells and Phillips said the area deserves more. “It’s [not enough] for us to get a shiny new building,” said Phillips. “We’re getting crumbs,” said Wells, who told audience members not to “believe the hype” about recent development. “We are regressing, not progressing.” Poitier’s two challengers also accused of cials of ignoring Collier City. Wells suggested the area should get its own commissioner. “No one is speaking up for Collier City,” said Wells. Poitier urged patience. “There are plans for Collier City. It’s not as though Collier City has been thrown away,” he said. Some audience members and Baumwald also expressed impatience with the city’s efforts to develop the Northwest CRA and provide jobs. “I’m sick and tired of waiting. Let’s get it done,” said Baumwald. Fisher said bringing in businesses is not something that can be done overnight because the city has to create the proper zoning and land use changes to allow a supermarket or other retail or commercial development to be built. Terwilliger said when it comes to the proposed library and cultural center next to city hall, the city is doing too much. “We’ve got to make sure [the city’s money] is spent wisely. We’re spending too much on the library.” The estimated cost to the city, to add a second oor to the Election PompanoContinued from page 1 “It’s [not enough] for us to get a shiny new building,” Philips “Things are happening,” Poitier Wells accuses CRA of swapping fundsSee ELECTION POMPANO on page 20Photos courtesy of Elzie Fuller

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16 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Whenever Laura Collins is in this city she stops by her old home – the historic Ali Building. “I used to climb down that pole,” she said, pointing to an old pipe attached to the building. “I was the tomboy of the family. I would do all the boy stuff.” Collins is the daughter of the late Frank and Florence Ali, original owners of the Ali Building, built in 1933. Frank and Florence rst used the bottom oor as a beauty shop and barbershop while they lived upstairs. The building was also utilized as a boarding house for famous Jazz musicians, including Louis Ali Building to get new life as cultural centerArmstrong and Cab Calloway, who were prohibited from renting rooms in the area’s white’s only hotels. And now, many here hope the place Collins grew up in will become the home of the Rock Road Restoration Historical Group [RRRHG] and the Ashanti Cultural Arts organization as part of the Ali Building and Cultural Arts Center. See ALI on page 24BSO Pompano Chief John Hale and Vice Mayor George Brummer at the groundbreaking for the Ali Building on Feb. 28. The future of the Ali Building, pictured above, involves a museum for the Rock Road Restoration Historical Group and a cultural arts center. [Rendering courtesy of the City of Pompano Beach]

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The Pelican 17 Friday, March 8, 2013 worth the time. Winners will have some fabulous prizes. The four participants who get the most reuse customers signed up during the contest will receive the following, respectively: First Place two seats on the Goodyear Blimp [$1,000 value]. Second Place one day golf pass for four players on the Greg Norman Signature Golf Course [$260 value]. Third Place – outdoor gas grill donated by Lowe’s [$199 value]. Fourth Place – outdoor gas re pit donated by Lowe’s [$199 value]. “It’s very cool,” says Brown. Each home will be saving 5,000 to 10,000 gallons of water monthly from our natural aquifer. Lawns will be getting the nutrients, phosphorous and nitrogen supplies they crave. Home owners will see their water bills go down.” An extra bene t of reuse water is that there are no restriction days; watering every day simply saves more reuse water from being pumped into the ocean. Brown cited the SampleMcDougald House, 450 NE 10 St., lawn as one example of well-fed landscaping. Using reuse water for irrigation is much cheaper than using drinking water. Water is billed on a per 1,000 gallon basis. Reuse water is 85¢ per 10,000 gallons. Drinking water’s lowest price is $2.24 per 10,000 gallons and with more use can reach $6 per 10,000 gallons. The more you use, the more expensive it gets. That’s close to Brown’s mantra: “We’ll never run out of water, but it will keep getting more expensive.” “We have water for drinking and reuse for irrigation,” Brown says. To get “The Great Oasis Connection Contest” moving, Brown hopes that homeowner associations will get in on the competition.Here are some of the rules of the game.1. Participants may only recruit single-family residential property owners who have City of Pompano Beach reuse water available. Renters, commercial and multifamily designated properties are not eligible to be recruited through this program. 2. Anyone recruited must provide the rst name, last name and property address of whom they were referred by when they sign up. Doing so allows the city to track how many referrals each participant received for the contest. For more information on other rules and how to sign up, email your request for service to signup@iCanWater. com or call 954-324-8434. OasisContinued from page 7

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18 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 Group & Solo Art ExhibitionOpening night March 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet the artists at wine and cheese reception. Casual attire. Open to the public. The exhibition is open through March 31. Artists Haven Gallery & Ocean Wave Gallery 2757 East Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. 954-817-4893. SightingsContinued from page 12Education & Self Development3-11 – Property tax exemption ling assistance from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Lighthouse Point Library, 2200 NE 38 St. 954-357-5579.Events & Activities3-8 – Music Under the Stars at 7 p.m. at the Pompano Pier, 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. Sigmund Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band, will perform. 954-786-4111. 3-9 – Kayak rentals from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Richardson Park, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Rates are $16 per hour for a single kayak [$40 for 4 hours] and $24 per hour [$58 for 4 hours] for a double kayak. 954-781-0073 or 954-854-1014. 3-9 – Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd. Parade is at noon along Las Olas from Southeast 5 Avenue to Andrews Avenue. 954-828-5985. 3-9 – Hillsboro Lighthouse 106th Anniversary Celebration from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees for this special tour can enjoy food, music and guest speakers. Boat to lighthouse leaves from Sands Harbor Hotel, 125 N. Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach. Event is free for Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society members and $25 for non-members. 954-348-7838. 3-11 – Bridge classes from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. 954390-2115 or 954-390-2130. 3-16 – Photographer Jerry Saxon presents a slide program centering on the natural beauty of South Florida parks, speci cally Quiet Waters Park, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Deer eld Beach Percy White Branch Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Light refreshments served. 954-357-7680. 3-17 – Classic Car Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Diamond Strike Lanes, 2200 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano See SIGHTINGS on page 20

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The Pelican 19 Friday, March 8, 2013 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach The opening of the Little League season here Saturday had many of the elements of the Big Show: There were Ironbirds player Nicholas Brown, 9, examines some of the merchandise available at Little League opening day Saturday. [Staff photos] Scouts from Troop 119 present the colors at DBLL opening day Saturday.Deer eld Little League season opens with a airspecial guests from the pros, a flyover, presentation of the colors, dignitaries on the mound, players storming the field and speeches. In retrospect, it was a very satisfactory day for the 240 players who took to the four fields for their first games. Deerfield Beach Little League is more than 50 years old and has had its share of successful seasons. Last year, the Big League team won the District 10 Championship. The Tigers, the top senior division team, also won the district title and were runner up in regional play. The Red Sox, best in the major division finished with a 21-2 record and the district championship. Saturday, DJ Petey, official announcer of the Florida Marlins, did the honors as the 20 teams were introduced and lined up on the field. Mayor Peggy Noland and Commissioner Joe Miller who was nursing a shiner sustained playing softball the day before, made the opening day pitches – Noland’s a bit high, Miller’s low and outside. Celebrity guests included Luis Alcea who went from college baseball to the majors playing for the Cardinals, Rangers, Angels and Red Sox. He now runs a baseball academy in Delray Beach; Preston Gainey, 22, who left the Naval Academy when he was drafted this year to pitch for the Milwaukee Brewers, and Pete Henyan, a former Phillie pitcher and now author of a book on baseball for 11 to 14 year olds titled “Changes in the Game.” Special mention went to local businessman Frank Congemi who has been a generous contributor to the program and whose father was scheduled to throw out the first ball, but was unable to attend. Scout Troop 119 presented the colors and William Petri sang “The National Anthem.” BSO sent a helicopter to fly over the field. League President Kathleen Williams reminded the opening day crowd that 90 percent of Deerfield Beach High School varsity and junior varsity ball players come out of the local Little League program and that most of the coaches were once players themselves. “The moral of this story is that together as a city, community and Little League, we are managing to produce some incredible ballplayers and have some fun along the way,” Williams said.

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20 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 county’s new library is $6 million. Terwilliger also said more needs to be done to combat crime, including the city possibly going back to its own police department. He said new Broward Sheriff Scott Israel should be given some time to reduce crime “but only a little while.” If Israel can’t make progress Terwilliger said, the city should go back to it’s own department. “How much is a life worth?” he asked. Wells agreed that the city should have its own department again. “[BSO treats] us like we work for them,” he said. In 2010 Pompano Beach Commissioners, unhappy with rising costs, considered dropping BSO in favor of restarting the city’s police department. Pompano hired BSO in 1999. One aspect of the BSO contract they were unhappy with was a single year increase of eight percent. Charles Whitelock, who represented Pompano in negotiations with BSO, said at the time that the increase contained “ uff to cover unanticipated costs.” Ultimately commissioners decided against [creating its own police force] because of the costs. “If we If [Sheriff Scott] Israel can’t make progress, city should return it its own police force. Terwilliger “If we were starting our own police force we would need more money [than the fouryear, $37.3 million con tract],”Burrie Whole Foods, Marriott and Sports Authority will be in Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher He would work to make sure that contractors who live in the city got more of the contracts doled-out by the city. BaumwaldElection PompanoContinued from page 14were starting our own police force we would need more money [than the four-year, $37.3 million contract],” said Commissioner Charlotte Burrie in 2010. Ultimately, it all came back to jobs. “Jobs are the real deterrent to crime . more or less,” said Phillips. The election for all three seats – mayor, Dist. 2 and Dist. 4 – will be held March 12. Beach. Music, food, raf e and door prizes. 954-941-0968. 3-20 – Spaghetti Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Music provided by DJ TJ. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, dessert and drink. Tickets are $8 per person and $15 per couple. Bring your own wine. 954-390-2120.Health & Fitness3-9 – Yoga from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Cost is $7 per class. 954-390-2115 or 954-3902130. 3-9 – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., South Broward Alumnae Chapter, hosts a free Women’s Health Symposium from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Event will be at Hallandale Beach Cultural Center, 410 SE 3 St. 954-803-0978. 3-12 – Woman’s Club of Deer eld Beach presents “Salvation Army: Where do SightingsContinued from page 18 See SIGHTINGS on page 22

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The Pelican 21 Friday, March 8, 2013 Hearing set for changes in cost for Broward Animal Care ServicesIncreased nes for animal cruelty convictions included in proposal Broward – A public hearing to discuss proposed changes in fees for certain animal care services is set for Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. in the Broward Commission Chambers, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 422, Fort Lauderdale. In some cases costs have been reduced to encourage adoption and registration of pets. The proposed changes also take into consideration the increased costs of providing medical care and other services. For those convicted of cruelty to animals, the fines imposed would increase to a flat fee of $500 per offense.Financial help for seniorsDeerfield Beach – The N.E. Focal Point Senior Center, 227 NW 2 St., is now accepting appointments from seniors for assistance with FPL bills. To be eligible you must: Be at least 60 years old, have a written past due, final notice or disconnect notice from FPL, show Broward County, Florida photo identification, show Social Security card for all household members, show proof of income for all household members and meet income requirements. Assistance by appointment only. Call 954-480-4449.In a separate issue, commissioners directed the county attorney to draft an amended ordinance pertaining to an increase in fines for dogs who have been trained to fight, are unlicensed or not spayed or neutered. The proposed amendment to increase those fines will be brought back to the commission for future discussion and approval at a later date. Call 954-357-6990. Kerry McNarara

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22 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 Donations Go?” presented by Jim Moyer, donor program manager, at 1 p.m. at 910 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Light refreshments. Guests welcome. 954421-4700. 3-14 – Square dancing from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Island City Park Preserve, 823 NE 28 St., Wilton Manors. Cost is $5. 305-899-1710. 3-16 – Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MEC Ministries, 115 NE 3 St., Pompano Beach. HIV/AIDS and cholesterol testing, bounce houses and more. 954785-9546. 3-16 – Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MEC Ministries Pompano, 115 NE 3 St. HIV/AIDS tests, cholesterol tests and more. 954-7859546. 3-16 – Chiropractic intern Kevin Kustarz will talk about chiropractic medicine and “God’s healing potential” at 12:30 p.m. at Hedglon Chiropractic Center, 1313 E. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach. RSVP at 954-946-1799. 3-16 – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary About Boating Safely class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Spanish River Park, 3939 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Cost is $35. Bring lunch. RSVP at 561-3913600. 3-16 – Reiki II 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. 3-23 – Meditation class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lisa’s Healing Center, 4301 N. Federal Hwy., Suite 4, Pompano Beach. Learn the art of meditation. Cost is $50. RSVP at 954-782-6564.Music 3-9 – United States Coast Guard Academy Chorale will be performing at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 7 PM. The concert is free and open to the public 3-16 – St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s Festival at 6:30 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Church, 2001 S. Ocean Blvd., Lauderdale By-The-Sea. Irish and Italian food, music by Marcel Rasa. 50/50 raf es. Tickets are $25. 954-9417647. 3-17 – Organist Samuel Metzger performs at 2 p.m. at Pompano Beach High School, 600 NE 13 Ave. Sponsored by New Presbyterian Church. Admission is free but donations are accepted. 954-9464380. 3-24 – Palm Sunday Choral Concert at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach. 954-941-2308.Politics & Government3-12 – Deer eld Beach City Commission meeting at 8 p.m. at city hall, 150 NE 2 Ave. 3-12 – Pompano Beach City Commission at 7 p.m. at city hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. 3-12 – Wilton Manors City Commission at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 3-12 – Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea Town Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive.Upcoming3-31 – Easter sunrise services held by Community Church at 7 a.m. at the pavilion at the east end of Commercial Boulevard in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea There will also be a 10 a.m. service at the church, 4433 Bougainvillea Drive, Lauderdale-By-TheSea. 954-776-5530. SightingsContinued from page 18 Orchid Society Deerfield Beach – The Deerfield Beach Orchid Society meets Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Deerfield Beach, 910 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Guest speaker is Carol Holdren, AOS judge. Email crbabcock1@netzero.net.Safe BoatingFort Lauderdale – A U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Course meets March 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Imperial Point Medical Center, 6401 N. Federal Hwy. The one-day program is $50 per person and includes materials. Discounts are offered when more than one person per household attends. Call 954-941-5781.

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The Pelican 23 Friday, March 8, 2013 Discover sailingHillsboro Beach – Kids can discover the joy and challenge of sailing as part of membership in the Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club. Children eight and older can learn to sail in protected waters from experienced instructors. For more information, visit www.HISC.org or contact Mark and Deborah Menagh at 954-933-2530 or, Ken Scott at 954-650-7390 or HISCYouthSailing@gmail. com.By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Jonathan Carter didn’t learn about growing his own vegetables until he was 36, but he wants Gets kid tasty lesson in hydroponic gardening to make sure the students at Pompano Beach Elementary School learn a little bit sooner. To get their green thumbs fired-up, Carter and his wife, Amber Weaver, set up four hydroponic towers, fed by water through PVC pipes and powered by a standard aquarium pump, behind kindergarten teacher Kimberly Cohen’s classroom. And his efforts have earned him an affectionate nickname from the students. “They call him ‘Farmer John,’” said Weaver. Carter, who became a vegetarian and a juicer with Weaver 10 years ago, said hydroponic farming is perfect for small spaces because it’s more efficient than soil farming, requires less water and is more resistant to pests. “You can grow a huge assortment of veggies,” he said, adding that enough food can be harvested for 30 salads in just a short period of time. See GARDEN on page 30 Kindergarten and fth grade students stand proudly in front of the four hydroponic towers they helped grow as part of a class project at Pompano Beach Elementary School. [Photos by Michael d’Oliveira]

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24 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad Collins, members of RRRHG, Ashanti, city of cials and residents gathered Feb. 28 at the Ali Building, 353 Martin Luther King Boulevard, to break ground on the $1.25 million project. Renovations are scheduled to be complete in early 2014. And it was a project many years in the making. “This is what we’ve been looking for nine years,” said Hazel Armbrister, president of RRRHG. “We stood together when we heard ‘no.’ We stood together when we were told we didn’t know what we were talking about,” said Armbrister. Mayor Lamar Fisher praised the efforts of Armbrister and RRRHG and touted the city’s use of eminent domain to secure the property. “I’ll be accused of that all day long,” he said about the city’s actions. Gil Eriksen Properties led a lawsuit and accused the city of illegally taking its property next to the Ali Building through use of eminent domain. It claimed the Community Redevelopment Agency didn’t have the authority to seize property. In 2009, the Fourth District Court of Appeals dismissed the lawsuit. Dist. 4 Commissioner Woodrow Poitier, who represents the area the Ali Building is located in, said the renovation of the property is a sign that things are getting done in the Northwest CRA. “Regardless of what people say, progress is being made,” said Poitier. Along with renovating the existing Ali Building, a new 2,400 sq. ft. commercial building will be built to the east. Situated between the two buildings will be a 3,500 sq. ft. courtyard that will include a stage. Terrell Fritz, cultural arts consultant for the city and the CRA, said Pompano is still far from nding a tenant for the commercial building. The goal, he said, is to get a restaurant to open there. Of cials also want to use part of the building as a welcome center. He added that he’s working on a cultural arts master plan that will outline how the city wants to plan programming at the Ali Building and other venues. And when the city does open the Ali Building to the public, Collins said she plans to see rst hand what her former home looks like. “I just thank God someone saved the building,” she said. AliContinued from page 16Carlton Moore, liasion to the Northwest CRA Advisory Committee, and Alberta McCarthy, training director for the International Enterprise Development, based in Pompano. Hazel Armbrister, president of the Rock Road Restoration Historical Group, right, and Laura Collins, daughter of Frank and Florence Ali. Babatunde Oyewole, right, and Oba Adefunmi of Ashanti Cultural Arts.

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The Pelican 25 Friday, March 8, 2013 By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach What a fun day it will be joining the celebration of this famous Lighthouse’s 106 year anniversary tomorrow, March 9. Visitors can climb to the top of the famous Hillsboro Lighthouse and see the Fresnel lens that casts the most powerful lighthouse beam in the world. Take the short boat trip over to Hillsboro Inlet Park from the Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina and spend the day enjoying music, art, and story telling. Hamburgers, hot dogs and picnic type food will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make a free stop at the Museum and Visitor’s Center to learn all about the history of this landmark, being preserved by the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society. Tim McGuire, a professional guitarist, will entertain with English, Spanish and Italian renaissance lute music. Artist Barka Herman will be painting and discussing Lighthouse art. Bud Garner will be on hand to share stories of early days at the Lighthouse. His book, Tales of Old Pompano, will be available for sale. The first boat departs at 9 a.m.; the last boat departs at 2:30 p.m. The last boat to will return at about 4 p.m. The trip is free to members; $25 for non-members which includes a one year membership; $50 for families and $100 for businesses and organizations. In order to climb the Lighthouse, wear flat shoes with rubber soles and closed toes.There’s a birthday party March 9 at Hillsboro Lighthouse, you’re invited!No sandals, flip-flops or shoes with heels are allowed inside the Lighthouse. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be at least four feet tall in order to climb. No pets allowed. Call 954-782-3313. Fine Food & Wine Fest needs sponsorsPompano Beach – The annual Fine Food & Wine Fest is an evening full of tastiness as over 25 area restaurants gather at the Hillsboro Club, 901 Hillsboro Mile. Complete with auctions, delicious drinks and music, this year’s event takes place on Tuesday, June 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The evening will also feature a Chinese raffle, a silent auction and live auction featuring prizes donated by local individuals, merchants, restaurants, hotels, spas and businesses. Proceeds will benefit the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Dynamos of Pompano Beach, a non-profit organization which provides recreational programs for persons with disabilities. Call Lisa Spinelli at 954941-2940 or at lspinelli@ pompanobeachchamber.com to become a sponsor.Highwaymen Pompano Beach – The Highwaymen Art Show and sale will be at the SampleMcDougald House, 2732 NE 12 St., on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Highwaymen were a group of African American artists who painted landscapes across Florida from the 1950s to 80s. Call 954-292-8040.Gun & Knife ShowOakland Park – The American Legion Gun & Knife Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 at American Legion Post #222, 4250 NE 5 Ave. New guns, old guns, collector’s items, ammunition, knives will be on hand. There will also be a hog hunt for two raffle and 50/50 raffles and a special dealer gun raffle. The event is hosted by the Jim Hayden. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed during the event. Reservations are accepted for conceal and carry class. Call James Hayden at 954-240-7946 or Jimkebob@ aol.com.

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28 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. By RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSI was so excited to fish for sailfish last Saturday. I thought that the sail bite was going to be epic due to the perfect weather conditions. I even brought extra release flags to show how confident I was. Well, things didn’t go as I planned. By 1:30 p.m. the only thing that we had caught was a 5 lb. kingfish. My whole crew was frustrated as we sat there looking at the perfect baits swimming under our kites. My cousin Fred then said to me, “I need to get in because my son has a baseball game in Gainesville.” His son, Taylor Gushue, is the starting catcher for the Florida Gators. He was going to drive to Gainesville now for a 7 p.m. game? As much as I wanted to fish I knew that if it was me I would have wanted to go in as well. We wound in all of the baits and headed for the dock to drop him off. We got back in time for him to make his trip but I was still frustrated. As he walked away I looked at my crew and asked if anybody would like to go back out for the afternoon. They looked at me with all smiles and said “heck yeah!” We pulled away from the dock and headed towards Hillsboro Inlet. As we rode up the Intracoastal for the second time that day, we all felt a new sense of excitement. It was as if it was a new day now and we wouldn’t be denied a second time. We were firedup to put something in the boat. The wind was blowing so hard out of the northwest that the seas would be really dusty outside of 150 feet of water. We drove out of the inlet and headed up the beach to the north about a mile and it was flat calm near the shore. I stopped the boat and said to Wes Seldner, a longtime buddy, “Okay, let’s put them out.” He looked over the side of the boat realizing it was 20 feet of water and asked, “right here?” I said, “yes, why not? We will get blown offshore pretty fast so let’s give it a try.” I put out the kite with three baits hanging while Wes and Max Goliger put out two spinning rods with goggle eyes on the opposite side of the boat. We were fishing for about 20 minutes when one of the spinning rods bent over. Max picks up the rod and begins to fight what I think is a shark. I was so sure of it that I turned around and watched my kite baits. After about 20 minutes Max yells “I see silver!” That meant it must be a kingfish. I was not that surprised, as many big kings are caught in shallow water this time of the year. I grabbed a long gaff and walked over to Max. As I looked over the side all I could see was tiger stripes on the side of a beautiful wahoo. We all said a few choice words as the fish came boat side. We sunk the gaffs and pulled this 42 lb. beauty into the boat. We were all shocked at what we had caught. Never before had I caught or even heard of a wahoo in that shallow of water. We were so happy. The second trip of the day had paid off! We returned to the dock, heroes of sorts. I called my cousin Fred to inform him of our success. Later that night, Taylor Gushue knocked in the winning run to beat the Miami Hurricanes. What a day it was.In shing, persistence pays offRJ Boyle, left, and Max Goliger show off the day’s prized catch. It was Goliger’s rst wahoo. [Photo courtesy of RJ Boyle]

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The Pelican 29 Friday, March 8, 2013 Tell The Pelican about your shing news! mdpelican@yahoo. com or 954-783-8700! Little League Jamboree hosts mayorLittle League Baseball got off to a big start this month with Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher throwing the first pitch of the season. Keeping a careful eye on the mayor’s strategy is Little League pitcher, Mike Louviere, who takes over for the rest of the season. Little league games are played at Kester and North Pompano Parks. For information about Little Leaguecall 954-7864111.

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30 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 For Cohen’s class, which also included a group of fifth graders for this particular project, Carter and Weaver chose to grow kale, chard, collards, spinach, leafy greens and pak choi. And besides learning about photosynthesis, the life cycle of the seed and natural ways to ward off pests and growing vegetables, students got to taste their lesson. Carter and Weaver threw salad parties in the classroom and made juices. “Anything hands on they’ll remember for the rest of their life,” said Cohen. Kamryn James, 5, said he had fun learning about leafy greens but not as much fun eating them. “Leafy greens tastes like grass.” Carter also wants to teach the students about another kind of green. Next year, with the help of the school’s parent teacher association, Carter hopes to expand the program to 1,000 plants and sell much of the produced to the Pompano Beach Green Market. He also wants to use solar panels and make the project as eco friendly as possible. “We could raise quite a bit of money for the school,” he said, adding that the money would go to help the school’s underfunded music program. But Principal Michelle Garcia already sees the benefit. “Them volunteering is great for us. They’re helping out with something students wouldn’t normally get otherwise.” Visit www.facebook.com/ KinderGardenProject to learn more about the hydroponic project.GardensContinued from page 23 Amber Weaver holds a tray full of produce as her husband, Jonathan Carter, known to students as “Farmer John,” picks some new greens off one of the hydroponic towers.

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Friday, March 8, 2013 Vol. XXI, Issue 10 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 VOTE March 12 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park This city has a new police chief. Allan R. Hubrig, executive of cer with the Broward Sheriffs Of ce here, has been promoted to captain and named the district chief. He succeeds John Bukata who retired recently. Hubrig recently completed his Master of Science Degree in criminal justice from Nova Southeastern University and has successfully completed the Executive Leadership Program and the University Hubrigof Louisville Southern Police Institute Commanders Course. He is a See HUBRIG on page 5 Candidates talk jobs, CRA funding Challengers favor city police departmentBy Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Residents who showed up at Mondays candidates forum at the E. Pat Larkins Center had many things on their minds. Two that came up the most were jobs and equitable funding of the East Community Redevelopment Agency [CRA] and Northwest CRA. Melvin Samuels, of Small Biz; Walter Hunter, of the Greater Pompano Beach Democratic Club and Johnni Singletary, of NAILS, asked questions of the candidates. Vince Johnson, of Small Biz, moderated. Mary Phillips, wife of Dist. 4 candidate and former commissioner Ed Phillips, serves as executive director of Small Biz. David Baumwald, running against incumbent Lamar Fisher for mayor, See ELECTION POMPANO on page 14By Judy WilsonPELICANDeer eld Beach The Deer eld Caf, the new restaurant at the shing pier, will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. City Commissioners amended the lease with Toula Amanna Tuesday allowing her the extended hours. Amanna said the annual increase in revenue could be $500,000 a year, and to the city, another $40,000 in lease payments. This is bene cial to all concerned, she said. Amanna, the owner of FlashBack diners in Hallandale and Davie, said in her 22 years in business she has had no problems with late-night customers. It is easier to have my Hubrig named for top spot in Oakland Park BSO department Pier restaurant wins permission to operate 24 hours a daySee PIER on page 2By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach Drew Mogavero has spent many a hot, sunny afternoon on his schools playground Third grader wants to cool off hot playgroundDrew Mogavero with a copy of the letter he sent to The Pelican to publicize his shade request. [See complete letter on page 6 Staff photo]trying his best to enjoy the superheated slide and monkey bars; all the while worrying about getting a sunburn or worse skin cancer. The suns rays are so hot. Kids can get cancer and really bad sunburns, he said. But enough is enough. Mogavero, a third grader at McNab Elementary School, has See SHADE on page 13

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2 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 VOTE March 12 people there all the time, she said rather than closing at midnight as per the lease. No beer or wine will be served after 10 p.m., she added. Mayor Peggy Noland did not see the request as a problem. The citys is losing a Dennys restaurant on US 1 so the Caf could ll a need for 24-hour food service, Commissioner Joe Miller calling the concept unique. Only Vice Mayor Bill Ganz was reluctant to give his okay. He said it could become a policing issue by bringing people to the beach who are not usually there. He questioned having the public on the beach at 2 or 3 a.m. You see some interesting stuff at 4 a.m. at Dennys, he said holding out for a 6 a.m. to midnight schedule. Seeing how the other commissioners felt, Ganz said although he was against it, he would give the amendment the necessary fourth vote, but only after Commissioner Miller asked for a clause in the lease allowing the commission to shut the Caf down at midnight if problems arise. City Attorney Andy Maurodis said the hours can be cut back by a simple majority vote rather than the super majority required to approve the lease. The pier restaurant is still six weeks away from opening Amanna said. Because of its large menu, changes need to be made to the kitchen. It was built for fast food, she said. She is also opening a fourth eatery in Boca Raton, converting the former Bova restaurant on US 1 to a diner. Commission bans solicitors, but will take a second lookDeer eld Beach Commissioner Ben Preston is asking the commission not to close the door on door-to-door solicitors. The city Tuesday approved an ordinance prohibiting such solicitation and canvassing, but Preston said the move will eliminate some credible organizations. The commissioner from District 2 admitted he was concerned because, as a boy selling newspaper subscriptions door-to-door, he learned positive values as well as a trip to Spain. Kids out there depend on this structure, he said. Vice Mayor Bill Ganz said although he too went door-todoor as a kid, Its a different world now. Its an opportunity for crime. My feedback is the residents dont want this. Commissioner Joe Miller who said he started his pest control business getting customers door-to-door, also thought times have changed and Mayor Peggy Noland alluded to children being dropped off by adults to canvass neighborhoods. Commissioner Preston said he would agree to background checks, a registration process and city IDs for solicitors and Ganz pointed out there would be a cost to the city. Miller said the cost had to be weighed against the bene ts. The commission did approve the ordinance with the general understanding revisions will be brought forward that will allow properly accredited solicitors.City not looking to privatize sanitation departmentDeer eld Beach Vice Mayor Bill Ganz tried to squelch rumors Tuesday that the city will privatize its sanitation services. Ganz said such rumors are at out lies people with no clue are See CITY SANITATION on page 13 PierContinued from page 2

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The Pelican 3 Friday, March 8, 2013 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park Four of ve candidates for the city commission elded a wide range of questions from audience members at a forum Tuesday sponsored by Corals of Oakland Park Homeowners Association. In the March 12 election, three candidates are vying for Seat 1, where Mayor Anne Sallee is not seeking re-election. They are former commissioner Steve Arnst, community activist Sara Guevrekian and Ruben Jean. Jean did not attend the forum. In the race for Seat 5, former commissioner Layne Dallett Walls faces community activist Tim Lonergan. They are running for the seat now held by Suzanne Boisvenue, who is termlimited after eight years. Arnst and Walls asked residents for the chance to serve them again, noting they had worked in the past to save and restore their lakes. Guevrekian said The city has untapped potential, and she would like to bring a fresh set of ideas to the city commission. Lonergan also said he would offer new ideas and a fresh perspective. Bill Sears, homeowners association president, moderated the discussion and posed the questions. Asked if they had a plan for the Prospect Road, Andrews Avenue and Powerline Road area, Guevrekian said the Powerline Road corridor is near and dear to my heart. She said unfavorable development was being proposed and built and the cost of businesses not taking care of their properties is spilling over to the residential areas. Business owners are rethinking their decisions about moving to Powerline Road, she said, noting attention to this area should top the list of commission priorities. Agreeing that area needs to be addressed, Arnst said the problem is no big changes have occurred on Main Street, OP candidates focus on redevelopment and crime and rst we have to nish that. He says a residential component is needed in the Main Street area for a proposed culinary arts district to survive. Arnst said the citys redevelopment consultants, RMA (Redevelopment Management Associates), as directors of the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, are working to make Pompanos See ELECTION OAKLAND PARK on page 4

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4 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 beach area a showcase with restaurants, stores and maybe a hotel. We need that to happen here. You dont want to scatter forces. We need to nish one project before we start another, Arnst said. Lonergan noted the city has spent $30 million on Main Street improvements. But can you tell me any business there you go to? he asked. While its important to analyze what happened in the past, Lonergan said the city has to go forward. But while moving forward with a new vision for a downtown culinary district, he said the city cant ignore other neighborhoods that need attention. Walls said when she served on the commission four years ago trees went in at Prospect Road and Andrews Avenue. Lighting was also supposed to go in at the parking lot. When the city faced money problems, she said plans for the Powerline corridor kind of got shelved. Some of these things need to come back now that things are picking up again. Asked about what areas need immediate attention, Arnst said Main Street, Andrews Avenue and Prospect Road. And he said Powerline Road has a big problem with vagrants and homeless, and something needs to be done with that. The Harlem McBride area has some empty lots that look terrible. Arnst said city staff is underutilized. We have too many chiefs on staff and not enough Indians. He said the CRA director needs to be out beating the bushes and marketing available properties. Walls agreed with Arnst on a downtown residential area and also believes the CRA director needs to be more of a marketer. She said the Prospect Road shopping center parking lot should be resurfaced and lights installed. If its taken 10 to 15 years to accomplish Main Street, we wont get to anything else, Guevrekian said. She said the culinary district is a great idea and a way to capture those who drive through Oakland Park daily. You dont build high-density walls of residences to get patrons, she said. Lonergan said the city needs to work with property owners to x things up and not work against them. Asked about how to build a stronger sense of community, Guevrekian suggested attending other areas homeowners meetings to get to know community concerns. Walls suggested concerts and craft fairs in the parks. Arnst said its important to get to know your neighbors. Crime doesnt happen when you know your neighbors. Lonergan said the city needs to offer both neighborhood and city-wide events. Activities for seniors need to be offered in the neighborhoods. When the candidates were asked what could be done to increase security Walls favored increasing police patrols, Geuvrekian said, patrolling each zone is very important and is cleaning up the city. Arnst said it may be time to go back to an Oakland Park Department rather than BSO. We had hometown deputies who had ownership in the city. Lonergan said neighbors have to look out for each other, and issues need to be dealt with head on. Election Oakland ParkContinued from page 3SightingsA community calendar for Northeast Broward County. Send your event information to mdpelican@yahoo.com Art 3-8 Market Day by Carl Phillips and other works by local artists are on display at Art Gallery 21, 600 NE 21 Ct., Wilton Manors, until March 22. Art Gallery 21 is open every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. 954661-4740. 3-8 Art Club, ages 11 and up, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Studio Spade, 124 SW 15 St., Pompano Beach. $30 for one class and $55 for two. Materials included. Class will focus on painter Georgia OKeefe. 954-805-6784. 3-15 Island City Art Walk from 7 to 10 p.m. along Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Businesses on Wilton Drive showcase local artists and provide free refreshments. See SIGHTINGS on page 7

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The Pelican 5 Friday, March 8, 2013 Sand spill bill cant be mitigated; town will payBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach Stymied for many months over payment of a $65,000 monitoring fee incurred during the last beach nourishment project almost two years ago, commissioners voted this week to pay it and close out the nal invoice from Great Lakes Dredge and Dock $545,684. The payment has been in limbo since the Army Corps of Engineers levied a $17,500 ne against the dredging company for causing a sand spill on the ocean oor. Great Lakes agreed to the ne, but balked at paying the $65,000 bill presented by Coastal Systems International [CSI] for coordinating the cleanup of the spill. The town had requested CSI and Great Lakes to negotiate a lesser fee with no result. Town Commissioner Javier Garcia called CSIs bill an egregious amount. Schubert said no speci c contract was drawn with CSI to monitor the spill because it appeared to be an emergency situation. Showing displeasure at the situation, Mayor Dan Dodge said closing out the project is important and then added there are many options that might place less of a nancial burden on residents. The nourishment of the north mile and a half of the towns beach cost around $6 million which is being paid for with a special assessment levied on property owners. CSI was contracted to oversee the sand revetment and is still responsible for state mandated monitoring of the shoreline. Vice Mayor graduate of the FBI National Academy. His skill set and manner of communication, education and training make him an excellent t for the city, said Oakland Park City Manager John Stunson. Hubrig joined BSO in December 1991 after graduating from Nova Southeastern University with a BS Degree in legal studies. He served as a road patrol deputy and on the newly formed bicycle unit. He was promoted to sergeant in 1997. He served on several transition teams, which oversaw mergers of BSO with the cities of Pompano Beach, Oakland Park, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and North Lauderdale Police Departments. He also was a member of the team which coordinated the merger of BSO with Broward County Fire Rescue. After supervising road patrol, narcotics and robbery intervention units, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2004. In 2004, I came to the City of Oakland Park as a lieutenant and found a warm welcome from a group of citizens and city staff members truly dedicated to improving the city, Hubrig said. During my years here, I have witnessed a passion and a hometown spirit which is unique to the city of Oakland Park. The support the community and city staff has given me is without equal. I am deeply honored to have been selected by the city and Sheriff Scott Israel to continue to serve the citizens of Oakland Park. As captain, I will be friendly, courteous, reliable and responsive to the citizens of this great community, Hubrig said. In other Oakland Park police news, Linda Canada Stuck, the highest ranking woman with BSO in the city, was promoted to captain and named chief in the district of ce in Southwest Ranches. She has been with BSO in Oakland Park since January 2007, serving as shift commander and as acting executive of cer. Its been a pleasure serving in Oakland Park. Im looking forward to my new challenge in Southwest Ranches, she said. Lt. Brad Ostroff, a 27year BSO veteran, is the new executive of cer in Oakland Park, replacing Hubrig. Sgt. Patrick Murray was promoted to lieutenant and transferred to the Weston of ce. HubrigContinued from page 1 See SAND SPILL on page 12 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 VOTE March 12

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6 The Pelican Friday, March 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 2013. 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 10 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Call 954-783-8700 or send your letters to the editor to mdpelican@yahoo.com Opinion & LettersThird grader steps up to the plate for a playground in the shade Ocean-going wheelchairs now on beach thanks to many supportersTo the staff and owners of The Pelican Please allow this letter to serve as our personal thank you in assisting Broward Sea Legs achieve its goal of bringing ocean going wheelchairs to our beaches. The Pelican highlighted our fund raising drive in the Sept. 7 issue in an article by Phyllis Neuberger. This story provided us the legitimacy to approach local and national organizations [as well as our friends and neighbors] to request donations to buy these awesome chairs. Now, only ve months later we have presented two ocean going wheelchairs to Mayor Lamar Fisher and the Pompano Beach City Commission meeting on Feb. 26. Next we will present Mayor Peggy Noland and the Deer eld Beach City Commission with two chairs for Deer elds beaches as well on March 19. As we present the chairs, we have also respectfully paid tribute to those who have helped us reach our goals. Mayor Lamar Fisher, Mayor Peggy Noland, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Chapter 133, Unity in the Community, Veterans United Foundation, the largest donor, and the Isle Casino, our largest local donor, were all instrumental in making this a reality. Yet what gave us the credibility to approach these donors was The Pelicans trust and belief that what we were doing was real. A good example of this is we work closely with Veteran United Home Loans. After reading Phyllis article and noting we were working the DAV Auxiliary, they jumped at the opportunity to assist us. Even though we have worked with Veterans United for years for our real estate clients whom are veterans, it was Phyllis article that sold them on our cause. So now its time to show our appreciation to The Pelican This newspaper believed in our cause. The Pelican took the chance to highlight our fundraising drive. Now Pompano and Deer eld can proudly say our million dollar beaches have open access for all individuals. Ive heard it said recently that newspapers are dinosaurs. I sincerely hope not. It is our opinion that due to The Pelican, disabled children, veterans and especially seniors, who need a little assistance, can now enjoy what many take for granted . a dip into our pristine waters. Thank you Pelican. Dave and Terri Rittenhouse To the editor, It is with complete satisfaction that we at The Crab Stop send our sincere gratitude. Ever since your representative walked through our door and introduced us to your paper, not one time have we regretted the advertising we received. Previously, we advertised with another local paper but never have we had the customer growth that we are experiencing now with The Pelican The article we received with our advertising has had the phones ringing off the hook. Also, our coupons were a big hit. It is our desire to continue with The Pelican as long as you exhibit the professionalism you have given us. Betty Gilmore Owner, The Crab Stop Pompano Beach Dear Pelican Newspaper, My name is Andrew Scott Mogavero. My school does not have a shade cover. I will pay $10 to get a note on the front cover of your paper. This is what I want the note to say. Attention everyone! Please give me a $1 so that I can raise money for a shade cover at my school playground. Our school is McNab Elementary, 1350 SE 9 Ave., Pompano Beach. Thank you! Drew Mogavero Make all checks payable to McNab Elementary School. Call 754-3227050 to donate.Drew Mogavero shows this reporter where he got the idea for his rst civic action. The book, Treasures, contained the story that inspired him.Local paper works for Crab StopLettersTo the editor, Thomas Terwilliger is for the Citizens of Pompano Beach not the tourist or special interest. I am ghting for safe streets where families and kids can live, walk and play. I am against wasteful spending when it bene ts only a few special people. People are tired of tax increases, more crime, lower home prices and being harassed by the city when they try to improve their homes. We need change! The current commissions plan is not working. Their plan helps the golfers and Atlantic Boulevard but what about local neighborhoods? Before the City spends Millions of dollars on tourist and special interest wouldnt it be better to spend the taxpayers money on their own neighborhood? We hear about the great works and millions of dollars in Neighborhood Stabilization Funds, how many of you have received any of that money? You tell me Crime, Safety, Abandoned Homes and Home Repair are your priorities. I believe these should also be city priorities. The city pays the Broward Sheriff over $37 million a year for protection. Are our streets safe? How many houses have been vacant or abandoned for years with little or nothing done? How many crack houses operate openly on our streets? Our city is falling in yet the city pumps millions of dollars into Atlantic Boulevard and the golf courses. How is this fair? The city must remember who pays the taxes then protect and care for local neighborhoods and families. Please vote March 12th. Thomas Terwilliger Candidate Commissioner District 2Candidate respondsLast week The Pelican endorsed Lamar Fisher for mayor, Woodrow Poitier for District 4 Commissioner and Charlotte Burrie for District 2 Commissioner in the March 12 election. Burries challenger, Thomas Terwilliger, requested a response to our decisions. We welcome his opinion.City priorities in wrong places Safe Boating CourseFort Lauderdale A U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Course will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Imperial Point Medical Center, 6401 N. Federal Hwy. The one-day program is $50 per person and includes materials. Discounts are offered when more than one person per household attends. Call 954-941-5781.Drew Mogavero with Treasures, the book that sparked his fundraising idea.

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The Pelican 7 Friday, March 8, 2013 VOTE March 12 Citys conservation program saves money, grows grassBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Yes, we are in a critical state, said Randy Brown, utilities director, referring to the demands on water usage as more and more people move to South Florida. But the pressure on drinking water can be lessened if more people would hook up to reuse water for irrigation. Right now, of the 1,200 homes in east Pompano Beach where reuse water pipes are installed, 690 homes have not hooked into the system.Sign up your neighbors for reuse water and be eligible for fabulous prizes The number is disconcerting to Brown and his staff since it takes just one call to the city to hook up, shrink water bills and get healthier lawns. In an attempt to bring attention to the reuse system, Brown is staging The Great Oasis Connection Contest in hopes of connecting more homes to the purple pipes. The contest calls for those residents who understand the importance of water conservation to start encouraging other residents to do the same. The person who gets the most people to hook up is the top winner. The contest is already in swing and runs through April 5.See OASIS on page 17 Community steps up for Vet who lost home in rePompano Beach A fundraiser is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at American Legion Post #162 for the family of the victim of a recent house re in Pompano Beach. The post is at 820 SE 8 Ave. in Deer eld Beach. Funds will go to help pay for demolition of the home on Southeast 28 Avenue. The re victim, Dan Piontowski, an Army veteran, has long suffered a crippling combination of colon cancer and Alzheimers disease. Due to his illness, he was unable to keep up with health and home insurance payments, according to a yer announcing the event. He is now living in a nursing home. Father Bernie Pecaro announced the fundraising event during services Sunday at St. Martin-In-The-Fields Episcopal Church. As the neighborhood church, Pecaro said. We feel a responsibility to help out and reach out to the family as best were able. The fundraiser for the Piontowski Family Relief Fund will feature live bands, free food, a cash bar and raf es. There is a $10 cover charge. Donations also can be made at www. PiontkowskiFamilyRelief.com. Visit www.islandcityartwalk. com. 3-21 Ernestine Maat Ray will discuss Colors and Textures of our African Legacy from 7 to 9 p.m. at Friedt Family Fellowship Hall, 4433 Bougainvillea Dr., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. 954785-7408.Auctions & Sales3-9 Yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Friends of the Library will have its book tent set up. Books, CDs, audio books available. 954-3902115 or 954-390-2130. SightingsContinued from page 4 See SIGHTINGS on page 9

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8 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 Send your news to mdpelican@ yahoo.comBriefsBusiness 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 STAFFA very pleasant and approachable nurse practitioner, Carolyn Zaumeyer has a masters degree in nursing, and as an ARNP, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, she is licensed to practice general medicine, with a specialization in womens health. In her of ce/lab at 4540 N. Federal Hwy. in Fort Lauderdale, she manages the health of both male and female patients. She can diagnose, prescribe medication, order tests, and draw blood for analysis. I know my limitations, she says, smiling. When a ag goes up beyond them, I have a collection of excellent physicians and practitioners to whom I refer my patients. Asked why a person would choose her over a physician, she answers with con dence. I provide quality, affordable health care in a clean and comfortable environment, and no patient waits more than 15 minutes to be seen. As nurse practitioners we pride ourselves on combining the science of health care with the caring of nursing. I focus on the patient and allow enough time to listen to all of that patients concerns. I accept all major insurances and Medicaid. For the uninsured, my prices are very affordable. Id estimate that half of my patient roster is uninsured. They come to me initially because Im affordable, but after that rst visit, they come because of the care they receive. Zaumeyer gets referrals from insurance companies, the internet, other patients and upon occasion, medical doctors. Since becoming the rst nurse practitioner to establish her own practice in Florida in 1994, she has become a well known expert and resource for other nurse practitioners Carolyn Zaumeyer, nurse practitioner, owns Womens Awareness, an independent practice since 1994who wish to embark on business ownership. Ive been a nurse practitioner for over 20 years. I worked in a medical practice rst, and was encouraged, by doctors, to open my own practice, and it has worked out well. My late husband, Dr. George Suarez, was a medical doctor who gave me expert training, advice and support. He wanted me to have this practice and would be proud of my success. Im on hand from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If a patient needs surgery, hospitalization or narcotics, I refer them to a physician. Ive been Carolyns patient for many years, says Brenda Lusher. Shes very thorough and explains everything in a way that I understand. Shes always available to answer questions and she goes that extra mile to nd out everything I need to know. Roseann Minnet agrees, saying, Im also a long time patient. Shes a friend, easy to talk to and she makes me feel well-cared for. If we had more like Carolyn in the profession, it would be a better world. In her specialty, womens health, Zaumeyer provides gynecology exams, bio-identical hormone therapy, menopause evaluation and treatment, family planning and birth control, STD testing and treatment, and weight loss programs. She addressed these areas brie y. She says, I am continuously Carolyn Zaumeyer, MSN, ARNP, owner of Womens Awareness practice provides quality affordable health care to men and women. Below, she is joined by her two labs for a relaxing swim after a busy day.See WOMENS AWARENESS on page 9Charity CookinPompano Beach Heart of the Olive, 816 N. Federal Hwy., will host Cookin for Charity with Chef Jeff Milner on Thursday, March 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. Milner of FLIPANY, a non-pro ts whose mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs, will host a cooking class. The suggested donation is $20 and funds will bene t FLIPANY. Limited space available. Call 754-222-8071 to RSVP. Discover sailingHillsboro Beach Kids can discover the joy and challenge of sailing as part of membership in the Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club. Children eight and older can learn to sail in protected waters from experienced instructors. For more information, visit www.HISC.org or contact Mark and Deborah Menagh at 954-9332530 or, Ken Scott at 954-650-7390 or HISCYouthSailing@gmail.com.Orchid Society meeting Deerfield Beach The Deerfield Beach Orchid Society will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Womans Club of Deerfield Beach, 910 E. Hillsboro Blvd. The featured guest speaker will be Carol Holdren, AOS judge, and she will talk about the Must Have Orchids. Visit www.deerfieldbeachorchidsociety.org or email crbabcock1@netzero. net.

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The Pelican 9 Friday, March 8, 2013 Send your news to mdpelican@yahoo. com studying up on the most natural and safe hormone replacement treatments which work very well with women having menopausal issues. There is help. I work with the safest therapy available which is a big improvement over synthetic hormones like Premarin and Provera. Family planning is an important and active part of my practice. Instead of letting life happen, my patients want to control when to start their families. STD, sexually transmitted diseases, are on the rise and it is important to identify and treat them to avoid complications and spread. I see this in men and women and surprisingly in older people who think they have no worries. There are, in fact, many serious outcomes beyond pregnancy. She concludes with her advice on weight problems. I begin with open discussion. If we can have success with nutrition and exercise, we prefer it, but we do have other successful options. The author of two books, she has written articles in over 27 publications and made presentations at over 80 conferences. Zaumeyer has been an adjunct faculty at Broward College, Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University in nursing and graduate studies. She says, I was recently asked and accepted becoming a member of the advisory board of the Duke Medicine and Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program. With the advent of our new healthcare plan, there is a big management potential for Nurse Practitioners to run health care clinics. Zaumeyer says, My immediate family consists of me and my two black labs, Butkis and Dominic. We spend a lot of our free time together in the pool. My other hobby is riding my motorcycle, always wearing a helmet. For an appointment, call 954-791-4475; visit her web site: carolynzaumeyer.com Womens AwarenessContinued from page 83-16 Grannys Attic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. Bargains on various items. 954-786-4111. 3-16 Tropical Plant Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Equality Park, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors. Vendor space available. 954257-2317. 3-23 Womens Club of Coconut Creek hosts a garage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Recreation Complex, 4455 Sol Press Blvd., Coconut Creek. Fundraiser to support scholarships for Coconut Creek residents and charitable programs. 954-326-7480.Auditions & Theatre3-8 Pride Comedy Night at 8 p.m. at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8 St., Fort Lauderdale, with Jason Stuart and Jessica Kirson. Tickets are $31.50. 954-462-0222. 3-11 Sol Children Theatre Troupe holds auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. for Edgar Allan Poes Nevermore and Youre a Good Man, Charlie Brown musicals at 3333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. Other auditions will be held March 20 and March 28 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All auditions require an RSVP. 561-447-8829. Visit solchildren.org for audition requirements.Books & Lectures3-13 Jean Larkins Great Books discussion from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Percy White Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deer eld Beach. 954-357-7680. 3-13 Readers at Sundown with John Spera from 6 to 7 p.m. at Lighthouse Point Library, 2200 NE 38 St. This months book discussion is Murder at Astor Place by Victoria Thompson. 954946-6398. 3-16 Book fair from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Margate Library, 5810 Park Drive. New and like new books, videos and CDs. 954-3577500. SightingsContinued from page 7 See SIGHTINGS on page 11

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10 The Pelican Friday, March 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. BriefsVOTE March 12 By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFThe Pelican sat down with Bill Zobus, current secretary of this small, but far reaching Rotary Club, to talk about the many accomplishments of this group. The club meets at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning at Galuppis on the city golf course to enjoy breakfast, fellowship and to plan the next do good program it will offer to the surrounding communities. We write checks, Zobus says, and we do hands on projects. Lead by Bob Repass, our group built a new sign for the PVAF, Paralyzed Veterans Association of Florida, headquarters at 3799 N. Andrews Ave.in Oakland Park and we had the blisters to prove it. We provided the sign for $2,000, a savings of $4,000 from the projected cost. Pete Larson convinced us to repaint it and replace the logo this year. Jack Rosen saw the need for school supplies at the Charles Drew Elementary School in 2006. Last year we expanded that program to include Cresthaven and Broadview elementary schools. In 2007, Zobus began the program to provide dictionaries to about 100 third graders at Charles Drew. He says, This is truly a feel good project. The kids were thrilled. In many cases this A student dictionary is the rst book these children had ever owned. They wrote their names in it with pride, and they all loved the fact that the longest word in the English language is written on the back page. He laughs and says, Now dont ask me to say or de ne it. He adds, Computers are not affordable to these children so they will learn how to research the old fashioned way, through books. The clubs dictionary program now includes 18 schools in Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek, North Lauderdale and Park West. This year 2,664 dictionaries were distributed to 126 classes. Since 2007, almost 10,000 dictionaries have been delivered to third graders. The project this year had a budget of $5,500 paid for by a grant from Rotary District 6990, a $500 donation from Publix and the balance from this clubs fund Bill Zobus [left], secretary of the Pompano Beach-Lighthouse Rotary Club, receives the Arnold Galperin Lifetime of Rotary Service Award from District Governor Doug Maymon. Zobus is a 45year Rotarian who has never missed a meeting in 41 years. [Photo courtesy of Bill Zobus]Pompano Beach-Lighthouse Rotary Club is small but powerful in its reach and the good work it does A Taste of Italy Wilton Manors A Taste of Italy will be held Wednesday, March 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive. Hosted by the Community Affairs Advisory Board, Taste of Italy includes a spaghetti dinner with meatballs, salad, dessert and drink. And those who attend can bring their own wine. Deejay TJ will provide music. Cost is $8 per person and $15 per couple. Proceeds bene t various charities in Wilton Manors. Tickets on sale at Hagen Park, city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive, and the library, 500 NE 26 St. Call 954-3902120. Alzheimers Day CareDeer eld Beach The N.E. Focal Point Senior Center, 227 NW 2 St., offers specialized services and stimulating programs for individuals with dementia, Alzheimers disease, memory loss, frailties and functional limitations. The Center offers transportation to andfrom the center, recreation activities and programs for mental and physical stimulation, intergenerational programs and health and wellness programs. A balanced lunch is provided and snacks are offered daily. Also provided is caregiver respite and support for families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimers disease. The center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 954-480-4460. See Zobus on page 11

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The Pelican 11 Friday, March 8, 2013 raisers. Zobus hails from Illinois where he was in the retail furniture family business. He says, I always felt that my talents were in organization and public relations. What Ive done in the community in Illinois and here ts what I can do. Ive always been active in civic life as a volunteer and Rotary has been a big part of it. Its a wonderful organization that does so much for the world around us. Since his involvement with this local Rotary in 2003, the club has presented 16 Kerry McNarara $1,000 scholarships to Pompano High School students based on need and service. It has sponsored six Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and one Rotary Youth Exchange Student. It has given nancial support to the Boys & Girls Club, SOS Childrens Village, Tomorrows Rainbow, delivered books and magazines to the PVAF, and sent $1,000 to the Daybreak Tornado Relief Fund in Joplin, Mo. Almost as an afterthought, Zobus ticks off a few more recipients of this clubs generosity: 567 pair of socks for the homeless, supplies and funds for Americas Moms for Soldiers and McDonalds gift cards for homeless people. Fund raisers include the Seafood Festival, The Nautical Flea Market, garage sale and Happy Dollars Fund. Zobus is a 45 year Rotarian who has never missed a meeting in 41 years and is the recipient of the Arnold Galperin Lifetime of Rotary Service award. Also honored for years of perfect attendance were Milt Einhorn, 29 years and Jack Rosen, 39 years. These gentlemen are the glue that has kept this small club together. Zobus has served as Club President, been on eight different committees, chaired the public relations committee, been Assistant District Governor for ve years, newsletter editor, Webmaster and 20 years as the club secretary here and in Illinois. Thank you Bill Zobus and all Rotarians for your generous gifts of money and time locally and around the world. ZobusContinued from page 10Business3-11 Wilton Manors Business Expo from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Hosted by the Wilton Manors Business Association. Free vendor space is available. Door prizes and refreshments. 954-257-8788. 3-21 Greater Pompano Beach Chamber membership breakfast from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at Auto Tech & Body, 429 N. Dixie Hwy., Pompano Beach. RSVP at www. PompanoBeachChamber.com. 3-28 Wilton Manors Business Association meets for lunch networking from 12 to 1 p.m. at Lotus Chinese Kitchen, 1434 NE 26 St., Wilton Manors. Visit wiltonmanor sbusinessassociation.com.Children & Family3-8 Zoo Keeper will be shown at 7 p.m. at Villages of Hillsboro Park, 4111 NW 6 St., Deer eld Beach. Bring the family, blankets and lawn chairs. Refreshments and glow merchandise will be sold. 954-480-4495. 3-16 Pony rides at Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park, 1600 NE 5 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3 per ride. 954-7864507. 3-16 56th Annual Youth Day at 10 a.m. at Wimberly Field Athletic Complex, 3900 NE 3 Ave., Oakland Park. Sponsors wanted. 954-630-4500. 3-30 Easter Bunny visits Pompano Citi Centre, corner of Federal Highway and Copans Road, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Photos, food, arts and crafts, egg hunt and other kids activities. 954943-4683. Clubs & Charity3-8 Pompano Beach Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. at Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-786-3274. 3-8 Pompano Proud meets at McNab Park, 2250 E. Atlantic Blvd., from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Every second Sunday the group meets at Galuppis, SightingsContinued from page 9 See SIGHTINGS on page 12

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12 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 VOTE March 12 Claire Schubert has asked town attorney DJ Doody to review the rms contract with the town. There are many ne companies out there, she said referring to the towns continuing need for engineering services. Recently the town made moves to join Broward Countys beach nourishment projects and the mayor said, We may not need such broad expertise [as provided by CSI.] This may be a great opportunity to decrease the burden of beach nourishment. I see this as a good thing in the long term. Failure to wrap up the project and pay Great Lakes has delayed the towns application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a $2 million reimbursement. According to Schubert, Great Lakes must sign off on the project to make the town eligible for the federal funds. Tim Blankenship, engineering department head for CSI, had advised the commission to reject the nal payment and to request that Great Lakes deduct the $65,000 for their services. Aware they may need to do business again with Great Lakes, commissioners did not seriously consider that suggestion. Meanwhile, Schubert continues to talk with of cials in Boca Raton who are planning a nourishment project as soon as 2014 using sand from an off shore ebb shoal. Studies are being done to determine if there is enough sand there to share with down drift communities. She has also spoken with County Commissioner Chip LaMarca and the countys natural resources administrator Eric Myers about getting help from the county and both have been supportive she said.Water bill scof aws may nd leniency coming to an endHillsboro Beach If not paying for water consumption is your thing, you should have been living in Hillsboro Beach. The towns accountants Severn Trent say some people dont pay their bills regularly. Currently there is between $15,000 and $17,000 that has been owned the town for more than 90 days. One reason: There is no written policy giving the town authority to turn off water to residents who are delinquent. The matter was discussed last year, but no ordinance was brought forth. This week, heeding request of Commissioner Dick Maggiore who said a utility policy is needed, the commission discussed some de nite terms: shut the water to single family homes off after ve months. No other city does this [allows the delinquencies], Maggiore said. Shut it off and they will pay. It was left undecided how to deal with condo owners whose water bills are paid by their associations. The item was tabled until the next meeting. Sand spillContinued from page 51103 N. Federal Hwy., at 6 p.m. 954-562-3232. 3-8 Kiwanis Club of Deer eld Beach meets at 9 a.m. at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 St. 954-54-732-9883. 3-8 Pompano Quilter Group meets from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Pompano Beach Library, 1213 E. Atlantic Blvd. 954-357-7595. 3-14 Rotary Club of Oakland Park/Wilton Manors meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill, 4711 North Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park. 954-491-6158. 3-19 Oakland Park Garden Club meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center, 1098 NE 40 Ct. 954630-4511. 3-21 Wilton Manors Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. at Wilton Manors City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 954566-9019. SightingsContinued from page 11 See SIGHTINGS on page 18

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The Pelican 13 Friday, March 8, 2013 Send news to mdpelican@ yahoo.com saying we will privatize our trash collection. Rather, he said, the city does a phenomenal job there is no way I would ever privatize that department. The vice mayor went on to say proof of his statement is the new garbage trucks being purchased by the city. Mayor Peggy Noland added, not one of us have ever talked about privatizing our solid waste department. The citys garbage collection service is generally considered to be outstanding. The mayor said of the citys departments, she never gets a complaint about sanitation.Commissioners eschew raise Deer eld Beach Looks like city commissioners wont be taking a 10 percent salary increase as provided for in legislation passed in 2004. This week, Vice Mayor Bill Ganz said considering the concessions city employees have had to make to balance the budget, he would like to suspend the raise until employees get their wage increase. City Attorney Andy Maurodis said he will present a resolution deferring the raises at the next meeting. City SanitationContinued from page 2 started raising money to build a shade structure for the third, fourth and fth grade playground. And hes already made some progress. One of my friends washed a car for $5 and gave me the money, he said. Mogavero alerted The Pelican wise to his effort through a letter and he was willing to invest some of the money hes made to bring in more donations and get the word out. Dear Pelican newspaper, My name is Andrew Scott Mogavero. At my school it does not have a shade cover. ShadeContinued from page 1I will pay $10 to get a note on the front cover of your paper. This is what I want the note to say. Attention everyone!! Please give me a $1.00 so that I can raise money for a shade cover at my school playground . Thank you!! he wrote in the letter. To raise the rest of the money, which could be $20,000 or more, Mogavero will hold car washes and other fundraisers. He will also place ve-gallon jugs around the school so teachers, administrators, parents and fellow students can contribute to the cause. His goal is to have the money raised before he goes into sixth grade, but his efforts wont end until the job is nished. If I do graduate before I nish Ill keep going until we raise enough money. His inspiration to raise the funds comes from a book he read in class, Treasures that included a story about a girl who raised money to save her local zoo. He was the rst person to bring it up, said Jacqui Mogavero, Drews mother. He said Mom, I was in class today and we were reading a story about a girl in another state. They were going to close the zoo and she raised money and I started thinking I want to be like that girl. I want to raise money. And, she adds, its all Drews been able to talk about since. Hes really excited about it. He hears us talking about stuff like that all the time. Hes always involved in my work for walks or other events, said Mogavero, the chief operations of cer at Broward Childrens Center. To help Drew further his vision for sun-free playground and to make a donation, call McNab Elementary School at 754-322-7050. Make all checks payable to McNab Elementary School.

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14 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 said he would work to make sure that contractors who live in the city got more of the contracts doled-out by the city. He said he would also bring more attention to the citys job placement programs and would make Pompano more business friendly. I want businesses to say we want to be in Pompano, said Baumwald. He also promised to personally talk to code enforcement of cers with residents to resolve issues. Mayor Lamar Fisher responded to those remarks saying he has a track record of working with businesses to bring in new development and new jobs. Whole Foods and Sports Authority, which will open locations at the old KMart on Federal Highway and Copans Road, and Marriott, which is building a new hotel on Ocean Boulevard, are companies Fisher has already brought into Pompano. Fisher added that the city has started awarding bids under $75,000 to contractors who live in the city. Dist. 2 Commissioner Charlotte Burrie echoed Fisher, saying preference is given to locals rst. Thomas Terwilliger, Burries opponent, also promised to hire more residents and said too much attention is given to the beach area at the cost of other areas of the city. What about poor Dixie [Highway]? he asked, adding that more needs to be done to develop local businesses. District 4 challengers Joseph Wells and Phillips accused the city of taking money from the Northwest CRA and giving to the East CRA. No money is going from the East CRA to the Northwest CRA and no money is going from the Northwest CRA to the East CRA, said Burrie. Progress in the Northwest CRA was an issue brought up repeatedly. District 4 Commissioner Woodrow Poitier, both before and during the candidates night, has said progress is being made. The Martin Luther King Boulevard Streetscape improvements, the renovations of the Ali Building and the 731 commercial building are examples he gave of the progress the city is making in revitalizing the northwest area of the city. He also blamed the disorganization of previous Northwest CRA boards and of cials for the lack of advancement. Brown elds that had to be cleaned up rst also slowed things down. Things are happening, said Poitier. But Wells and Phillips said the area deserves more. Its [not enough] for us to get a shiny new building, said Phillips. Were getting crumbs, said Wells, who told audience members not to believe the hype about recent development. We are regressing, not progressing. Poitiers two challengers also accused of cials of ignoring Collier City. Wells suggested the area should get its own commissioner. No one is speaking up for Collier City, said Wells. Poitier urged patience. There are plans for Collier City. Its not as though Collier City has been thrown away, he said. Some audience members and Baumwald also expressed impatience with the citys efforts to develop the Northwest CRA and provide jobs. Im sick and tired of waiting. Lets get it done, said Baumwald. Fisher said bringing in businesses is not something that can be done overnight because the city has to create the proper zoning and land use changes to allow a supermarket or other retail or commercial development to be built. Terwilliger said when it comes to the proposed library and cultural center next to city hall, the city is doing too much. Weve got to make sure [the citys money] is spent wisely. Were spending too much on the library. The estimated cost to the city, to add a second oor to the Election PompanoContinued from page 1 Its [not enough] for us to get a shiny new building, Philips Things are happening, Poitier Wells accuses CRA of swapping fundsSee ELECTION POMPANO on page 20Photos courtesy of Elzie Fuller

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16 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Whenever Laura Collins is in this city she stops by her old home the historic Ali Building. I used to climb down that pole, she said, pointing to an old pipe attached to the building. I was the tomboy of the family. I would do all the boy stuff. Collins is the daughter of the late Frank and Florence Ali, original owners of the Ali Building, built in 1933. Frank and Florence rst used the bottom oor as a beauty shop and barbershop while they lived upstairs. The building was also utilized as a boarding house for famous Jazz musicians, including Louis Ali Building to get new life as cultural centerArmstrong and Cab Calloway, who were prohibited from renting rooms in the areas whites only hotels. And now, many here hope the place Collins grew up in will become the home of the Rock Road Restoration Historical Group [RRRHG] and the Ashanti Cultural Arts organization as part of the Ali Building and Cultural Arts Center. See ALI on page 24BSO Pompano Chief John Hale and Vice Mayor George Brummer at the groundbreaking for the Ali Building on Feb. 28. The future of the Ali Building, pictured above, involves a museum for the Rock Road Restoration Historical Group and a cultural arts center. [Rendering courtesy of the City of Pompano Beach]

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The Pelican 17 Friday, March 8, 2013 worth the time. Winners will have some fabulous prizes. The four participants who get the most reuse customers signed up during the contest will receive the following, respectively: First Place two seats on the Goodyear Blimp [$1,000 value]. Second Place one day golf pass for four players on the Greg Norman Signature Golf Course [$260 value]. Third Place outdoor gas grill donated by Lowes [$199 value]. Fourth Place outdoor gas re pit donated by Lowes [$199 value]. Its very cool, says Brown. Each home will be saving 5,000 to 10,000 gallons of water monthly from our natural aquifer. Lawns will be getting the nutrients, phosphorous and nitrogen supplies they crave. Home owners will see their water bills go down. An extra bene t of reuse water is that there are no restriction days; watering every day simply saves more reuse water from being pumped into the ocean. Brown cited the SampleMcDougald House, 450 NE 10 St., lawn as one example of well-fed landscaping. Using reuse water for irrigation is much cheaper than using drinking water. Water is billed on a per 1,000 gallon basis. Reuse water is 85 per 10,000 gallons. Drinking waters lowest price is $2.24 per 10,000 gallons and with more use can reach $6 per 10,000 gallons. The more you use, the more expensive it gets. Thats close to Browns mantra: Well never run out of water, but it will keep getting more expensive. We have water for drinking and reuse for irrigation, Brown says. To get The Great Oasis Connection Contest moving, Brown hopes that homeowner associations will get in on the competition.Here are some of the rules of the game.1. Participants may only recruit single-family residential property owners who have City of Pompano Beach reuse water available. Renters, commercial and multifamily designated properties are not eligible to be recruited through this program. 2. Anyone recruited must provide the rst name, last name and property address of whom they were referred by when they sign up. Doing so allows the city to track how many referrals each participant received for the contest. For more information on other rules and how to sign up, email your request for service to signup@iCanWater. com or call 954-324-8434. OasisContinued from page 7

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18 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 Group & Solo Art ExhibitionOpening night March 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet the artists at wine and cheese reception. Casual attire. Open to the public. The exhibition is open through March 31. Artists Haven Gallery & Ocean Wave Gallery 2757 East Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. 954-817-4893. SightingsContinued from page 12Education & Self Development3-11 Property tax exemption ling assistance from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Lighthouse Point Library, 2200 NE 38 St. 954-357-5579.Events & Activities3-8 Music Under the Stars at 7 p.m. at the Pompano Pier, 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd. Sigmund Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band, will perform. 954-786-4111. 3-9 Kayak rentals from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Richardson Park, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Rates are $16 per hour for a single kayak [$40 for 4 hours] and $24 per hour [$58 for 4 hours] for a double kayak. 954-781-0073 or 954-854-1014. 3-9 Fort Lauderdale St. Patricks Parade and Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd. Parade is at noon along Las Olas from Southeast 5 Avenue to Andrews Avenue. 954-828-5985. 3-9 Hillsboro Lighthouse 106th Anniversary Celebration from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees for this special tour can enjoy food, music and guest speakers. Boat to lighthouse leaves from Sands Harbor Hotel, 125 N. Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach. Event is free for Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society members and $25 for non-members. 954-348-7838. 3-11 Bridge classes from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. 954390-2115 or 954-390-2130. 3-16 Photographer Jerry Saxon presents a slide program centering on the natural beauty of South Florida parks, speci cally Quiet Waters Park, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Deer eld Beach Percy White Branch Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Light refreshments served. 954-357-7680. 3-17 Classic Car Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Diamond Strike Lanes, 2200 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano See SIGHTINGS on page 20

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The Pelican 19 Friday, March 8, 2013 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach The opening of the Little League season here Saturday had many of the elements of the Big Show: There were Ironbirds player Nicholas Brown, 9, examines some of the merchandise available at Little League opening day Saturday. [Staff photos] Scouts from Troop 119 present the colors at DBLL opening day Saturday.Deer eld Little League season opens with a airspecial guests from the pros, a flyover, presentation of the colors, dignitaries on the mound, players storming the field and speeches. In retrospect, it was a very satisfactory day for the 240 players who took to the four fields for their first games. Deerfield Beach Little League is more than 50 years old and has had its share of successful seasons. Last year, the Big League team won the District 10 Championship. The Tigers, the top senior division team, also won the district title and were runner up in regional play. The Red Sox, best in the major division finished with a 21-2 record and the district championship. Saturday, DJ Petey, official announcer of the Florida Marlins, did the honors as the 20 teams were introduced and lined up on the field. Mayor Peggy Noland and Commissioner Joe Miller who was nursing a shiner sustained playing softball the day before, made the opening day pitches Nolands a bit high, Millers low and outside. Celebrity guests included Luis Alcea who went from college baseball to the majors playing for the Cardinals, Rangers, Angels and Red Sox. He now runs a baseball academy in Delray Beach; Preston Gainey, 22, who left the Naval Academy when he was drafted this year to pitch for the Milwaukee Brewers, and Pete Henyan, a former Phillie pitcher and now author of a book on baseball for 11 to 14 year olds titled Changes in the Game. Special mention went to local businessman Frank Congemi who has been a generous contributor to the program and whose father was scheduled to throw out the first ball, but was unable to attend. Scout Troop 119 presented the colors and William Petri sang The National Anthem. BSO sent a helicopter to fly over the field. League President Kathleen Williams reminded the opening day crowd that 90 percent of Deerfield Beach High School varsity and junior varsity ball players come out of the local Little League program and that most of the coaches were once players themselves. The moral of this story is that together as a city, community and Little League, we are managing to produce some incredible ballplayers and have some fun along the way, Williams said.

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20 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 countys new library is $6 million. Terwilliger also said more needs to be done to combat crime, including the city possibly going back to its own police department. He said new Broward Sheriff Scott Israel should be given some time to reduce crime but only a little while. If Israel cant make progress Terwilliger said, the city should go back to its own department. How much is a life worth? he asked. Wells agreed that the city should have its own department again. [BSO treats] us like we work for them, he said. In 2010 Pompano Beach Commissioners, unhappy with rising costs, considered dropping BSO in favor of restarting the citys police department. Pompano hired BSO in 1999. One aspect of the BSO contract they were unhappy with was a single year increase of eight percent. Charles Whitelock, who represented Pompano in negotiations with BSO, said at the time that the increase contained uff to cover unanticipated costs. Ultimately commissioners decided against [creating its own police force] because of the costs. If we If [Sheriff Scott] Israel cant make progress, city should return it its own police force. Terwilliger If we were starting our own police force we would need more money [than the fouryear, $37.3 million contract],Burrie Whole Foods, Marriott and Sports Authority will be in Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher He would work to make sure that contractors who live in the city got more of the contracts doled-out by the city. BaumwaldElection PompanoContinued from page 14were starting our own police force we would need more money [than the four-year, $37.3 million contract], said Commissioner Charlotte Burrie in 2010. Ultimately, it all came back to jobs. Jobs are the real deterrent to crime . more or less, said Phillips. The election for all three seats mayor, Dist. 2 and Dist. 4 will be held March 12. Beach. Music, food, raf e and door prizes. 954-941-0968. 3-20 Spaghetti Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Music provided by DJ TJ. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, dessert and drink. Tickets are $8 per person and $15 per couple. Bring your own wine. 954-390-2120.Health & Fitness3-9 Yoga from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Cost is $7 per class. 954-390-2115 or 954-3902130. 3-9 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., South Broward Alumnae Chapter, hosts a free Womens Health Symposium from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Event will be at Hallandale Beach Cultural Center, 410 SE 3 St. 954-803-0978. 3-12 Womans Club of Deer eld Beach presents Salvation Army: Where do SightingsContinued from page 18 See SIGHTINGS on page 22

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The Pelican 21 Friday, March 8, 2013 Hearing set for changes in cost for Broward Animal Care ServicesIncreased nes for animal cruelty convictions included in proposal Broward A public hearing to discuss proposed changes in fees for certain animal care services is set for Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. in the Broward Commission Chambers, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 422, Fort Lauderdale. In some cases costs have been reduced to encourage adoption and registration of pets. The proposed changes also take into consideration the increased costs of providing medical care and other services. For those convicted of cruelty to animals, the fines imposed would increase to a flat fee of $500 per offense.Financial help for seniorsDeerfield Beach The N.E. Focal Point Senior Center, 227 NW 2 St., is now accepting appointments from seniors for assistance with FPL bills. To be eligible you must: Be at least 60 years old, have a written past due, final notice or disconnect notice from FPL, show Broward County, Florida photo identification, show Social Security card for all household members, show proof of income for all household members and meet income requirements. Assistance by appointment only. Call 954-480-4449.In a separate issue, commissioners directed the county attorney to draft an amended ordinance pertaining to an increase in fines for dogs who have been trained to fight, are unlicensed or not spayed or neutered. The proposed amendment to increase those fines will be brought back to the commission for future discussion and approval at a later date. Call 954-357-6990. Kerry McNarara

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22 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 Donations Go? presented by Jim Moyer, donor program manager, at 1 p.m. at 910 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Light refreshments. Guests welcome. 954421-4700. 3-14 Square dancing from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Island City Park Preserve, 823 NE 28 St., Wilton Manors. Cost is $5. 305-899-1710. 3-16 Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MEC Ministries, 115 NE 3 St., Pompano Beach. HIV/AIDS and cholesterol testing, bounce houses and more. 954785-9546. 3-16 Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MEC Ministries Pompano, 115 NE 3 St. HIV/AIDS tests, cholesterol tests and more. 954-7859546. 3-16 Chiropractic intern Kevin Kustarz will talk about chiropractic medicine and Gods healing potential at 12:30 p.m. at Hedglon Chiropractic Center, 1313 E. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach. RSVP at 954-946-1799. 3-16 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary About Boating Safely class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Spanish River Park, 3939 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Cost is $35. Bring lunch. RSVP at 561-3913600. 3-16 Reiki II 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. 3-23 Meditation class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lisas Healing Center, 4301 N. Federal Hwy., Suite 4, Pompano Beach. Learn the art of meditation. Cost is $50. RSVP at 954-782-6564.Music 3-9 United States Coast Guard Academy Chorale will be performing at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 7 PM. The concert is free and open to the public 3-16 St. Patricks and St. Josephs Festival at 6:30 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Church, 2001 S. Ocean Blvd., Lauderdale By-The-Sea. Irish and Italian food, music by Marcel Rasa. 50/50 raf es. Tickets are $25. 954-9417647. 3-17 Organist Samuel Metzger performs at 2 p.m. at Pompano Beach High School, 600 NE 13 Ave. Sponsored by New Presbyterian Church. Admission is free but donations are accepted. 954-9464380. 3-24 Palm Sunday Choral Concert at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2331 NE 26 Ave., Pompano Beach. 954-941-2308.Politics & Government3-12 Deer eld Beach City Commission meeting at 8 p.m. at city hall, 150 NE 2 Ave. 3-12 Pompano Beach City Commission at 7 p.m. at city hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. 3-12 Wilton Manors City Commission at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. 3-12 Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea Town Commission meeting at 7 p.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive.Upcoming3-31 Easter sunrise services held by Community Church at 7 a.m. at the pavilion at the east end of Commercial Boulevard in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea There will also be a 10 a.m. service at the church, 4433 Bougainvillea Drive, Lauderdale-By-TheSea. 954-776-5530. SightingsContinued from page 18 Orchid Society Deerfield Beach The Deerfield Beach Orchid Society meets Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Womans Club of Deerfield Beach, 910 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Guest speaker is Carol Holdren, AOS judge. Email crbabcock1@netzero.net.Safe BoatingFort Lauderdale A U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Course meets March 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Imperial Point Medical Center, 6401 N. Federal Hwy. The one-day program is $50 per person and includes materials. Discounts are offered when more than one person per household attends. Call 954-941-5781.

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The Pelican 23 Friday, March 8, 2013 Discover sailingHillsboro Beach Kids can discover the joy and challenge of sailing as part of membership in the Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club. Children eight and older can learn to sail in protected waters from experienced instructors. For more information, visit www.HISC.org or contact Mark and Deborah Menagh at 954-933-2530 or, Ken Scott at 954-650-7390 or HISCYouthSailing@gmail. com.By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Jonathan Carter didnt learn about growing his own vegetables until he was 36, but he wants Gets kid tasty lesson in hydroponic gardening to make sure the students at Pompano Beach Elementary School learn a little bit sooner. To get their green thumbs fired-up, Carter and his wife, Amber Weaver, set up four hydroponic towers, fed by water through PVC pipes and powered by a standard aquarium pump, behind kindergarten teacher Kimberly Cohens classroom. And his efforts have earned him an affectionate nickname from the students. They call him Farmer John, said Weaver. Carter, who became a vegetarian and a juicer with Weaver 10 years ago, said hydroponic farming is perfect for small spaces because its more efficient than soil farming, requires less water and is more resistant to pests. You can grow a huge assortment of veggies, he said, adding that enough food can be harvested for 30 salads in just a short period of time. See GARDEN on page 30 Kindergarten and fth grade students stand proudly in front of the four hydroponic towers they helped grow as part of a class project at Pompano Beach Elementary School. [Photos by Michael dOliveira]

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24 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad Collins, members of RRRHG, Ashanti, city ofcials and residents gathered Feb. 28 at the Ali Building, 353 Martin Luther King Boulevard, to break ground on the $1.25 million project. Renovations are scheduled to be complete in early 2014. And it was a project many years in the making. This is what weve been looking for nine years, said Hazel Armbrister, president of RRRHG. We stood together when we heard no. We stood together when we were told we didnt know what we were talking about, said Armbrister. Mayor Lamar Fisher praised the efforts of Armbrister and RRRHG and touted the citys use of eminent domain to secure the property. Ill be accused of that all day long, he said about the citys actions. Gil Eriksen Properties led a lawsuit and accused the city of illegally taking its property next to the Ali Building through use of eminent domain. It claimed the Community Redevelopment Agency didnt have the authority to seize property. In 2009, the Fourth District Court of Appeals dismissed the lawsuit. Dist. 4 Commissioner Woodrow Poitier, who represents the area the Ali Building is located in, said the renovation of the property is a sign that things are getting done in the Northwest CRA. Regardless of what people say, progress is being made, said Poitier. Along with renovating the existing Ali Building, a new 2,400 sq. ft. commercial building will be built to the east. Situated between the two buildings will be a 3,500 sq. ft. courtyard that will include a stage. Terrell Fritz, cultural arts consultant for the city and the CRA, said Pompano is still far from nding a tenant for the commercial building. The goal, he said, is to get a restaurant to open there. Of cials also want to use part of the building as a welcome center. He added that hes working on a cultural arts master plan that will outline how the city wants to plan programming at the Ali Building and other venues. And when the city does open the Ali Building to the public, Collins said she plans to see rst hand what her former home looks like. I just thank God someone saved the building, she said. AliContinued from page 16Carlton Moore, liasion to the Northwest CRA Advisory Committee, and Alberta McCarthy, training director for the International Enterprise Development, based in Pompano. Hazel Armbrister, president of the Rock Road Restoration Historical Group, right, and Laura Collins, daughter of Frank and Florence Ali. Babatunde Oyewole, right, and Oba Adefunmi of Ashanti Cultural Arts.

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The Pelican 25 Friday, March 8, 2013 By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach What a fun day it will be joining the celebration of this famous Lighthouses 106 year anniversary tomorrow, March 9. Visitors can climb to the top of the famous Hillsboro Lighthouse and see the Fresnel lens that casts the most powerful lighthouse beam in the world. Take the short boat trip over to Hillsboro Inlet Park from the Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina and spend the day enjoying music, art, and story telling. Hamburgers, hot dogs and picnic type food will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make a free stop at the Museum and Visitors Center to learn all about the history of this landmark, being preserved by the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society. Tim McGuire, a professional guitarist, will entertain with English, Spanish and Italian renaissance lute music. Artist Barka Herman will be painting and discussing Lighthouse art. Bud Garner will be on hand to share stories of early days at the Lighthouse. His book, Tales of Old Pompano, will be available for sale. The first boat departs at 9 a.m.; the last boat departs at 2:30 p.m. The last boat to will return at about 4 p.m. The trip is free to members; $25 for non-members which includes a one year membership; $50 for families and $100 for businesses and organizations. In order to climb the Lighthouse, wear flat shoes with rubber soles and closed toes.Theres a birthday party March 9 at Hillsboro Lighthouse, youre invited!No sandals, flip-flops or shoes with heels are allowed inside the Lighthouse. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be at least four feet tall in order to climb. No pets allowed. Call 954-782-3313. Fine Food & Wine Fest needs sponsorsPompano Beach The annual Fine Food & Wine Fest is an evening full of tastiness as over 25 area restaurants gather at the Hillsboro Club, 901 Hillsboro Mile. Complete with auctions, delicious drinks and music, this years event takes place on Tuesday, June 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The evening will also feature a Chinese raffle, a silent auction and live auction featuring prizes donated by local individuals, merchants, restaurants, hotels, spas and businesses. Proceeds will benefit the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Dynamos of Pompano Beach, a non-profit organization which provides recreational programs for persons with disabilities. Call Lisa Spinelli at 954941-2940 or at lspinelli@ pompanobeachchamber.com to become a sponsor.Highwaymen Pompano Beach The Highwaymen Art Show and sale will be at the SampleMcDougald House, 2732 NE 12 St., on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Highwaymen were a group of African American artists who painted landscapes across Florida from the 1950s to 80s. Call 954-292-8040.Gun & Knife ShowOakland Park The American Legion Gun & Knife Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 at American Legion Post #222, 4250 NE 5 Ave. New guns, old guns, collectors items, ammunition, knives will be on hand. There will also be a hog hunt for two raffle and 50/50 raffles and a special dealer gun raffle. The event is hosted by the Jim Hayden. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed during the event. Reservations are accepted for conceal and carry class. Call James Hayden at 954-240-7946 or Jimkebob@ aol.com.

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The Pelican 27 Friday, March 8, 2013 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 Pelican Classi eds mean business! 954-783-8700! Call The Pelican at 954-783-8700! Call The Pelican at 954-783-8700! HOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH LEISUREVILLE 3/2 1 Car Garage. $1,200 Month Yearly Lease. Utilities Not Included. Available NOW!!!!!!. 954-6498867. 3-8 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 BEST BUYS!!!! LOW FEES!!!!!! 3228 T/H / VILLA 2/2 One Floor Only! Totally Renovated, Approx. 1/2 Block To Ocean $279,999 MAKE OFFER.. RIVERGATE TH Rarely Available. 3 Bedrm. 2.5 Bath/1 CG ICW View $475K. 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. 3-8 CONDOS FOR SALEPOMPANO LEISUREVILLE 55+ 1/1 No Land Lease. Totally Upgraded. New Appliances New A/C. Movein Condition. Pet Allowed. FREE Golf-2 Pools. Furniture Optional. Bob 203-430-0235. 3-8 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. Call 954-295-2356. 3-8 CONDOS 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. 3-29 POMPANO LARGE 1/1 CONDO All Tile, Clean!!! Safe Area! Pool. $750 Per Month. 701 Pine Drive. Call Bob 954-647-1655. 3-8 POMPANO BEACH MARINE COLONY 2/2. Close To Beach. Direct Ocean AccessDock Space Available. Pretty Canal View. Screened Balcony. Small Pet OK! Large Walk-in Closets. Near Public Golf Course. Tennis Courts. Shopping Mall. Non-Smoking. Available April 1st $1,200 Per Month. 954-695-3493. 3-8 APTS FOR RENTBEACH AREA APT As Low As $475 A Week In Season! (3225 NE 6th St.) 95 Yards To Beach; Bright Airy Apt With Cable, Wireless, Parking, Patio, Charming Furnishings And More. Pet Friendly. 561-541-0308; Debbie@paxpr operties.com. 3-15 FOR RENT!! ANNUAL 2/2 Magni cent View LHP Marina/ Intracoastal. Unfurnished. No Pets. 954-801-4717. 3-22 POMPANO BEACH ATLANTIC FEDERAL. Ef ciency $175 Week. Cable, Electric, Internet. FREE W/D. Good Job. No Drug Charges. No Evictions. 954-709-0694. LUXURY OCEAN-VIEW APT: $1475 A MONTH IN SEASON! (Ocean Blvd & NE 6th St.) European Style Kitchen, Ultra-Quiet, EcoFriendly, Central Air, Tropical Pool, Ocean Views, Dedicated Parking, Coin Laundry, Premium Cable TV, WI-FI And More. Pets OK. 561-5410308; Debbie@pax-properties. com. 3-15 LIGHTHOUSE POINT 1/1 APT. All New! Screened Florida Room. Ceramic Granite. Upscale Residential Neighborhood. $1,000 Month. 609-638-1291. 3-8 PRIMO OCEAN BOULEVARD APT For As Low As $68 A Night In Season! (601 N. Ocean Blvd) Great Area, Great Apt. Great Rates. 95 Yards To Beach. Special Weekly & Monthly Rates Too. Cats & Small Dogs Welcome With Pet Fee. Contact Debbie 561-541-0308. Debbie@paxpr operties.com. 3-15 POMP ANO BEACH NE 1/1 $695 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. 3-8 POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $500. Easy Movein. 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT. Remodeled. Great Location. 954-783-1088 For More Info. 4-19 COMMERCIAL FOR RENT-SALEPOMPANO COMMERCIAL OFFICE Spaces Available. Ranging From As Low As $500 To $700 Depending On Square Footage. Please Call Darci At 954-7833723. 3-22 DEERFIELD BEACH Retail Of ce Warehouse 700 Sq Ft With Loft. A/C, Private Bathroom. $500 Per Month. Call For More Info 561-6541331 Or 561-998-5681. 3-8 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. $1,200 + Tax. Yearly Lease. C/A. Nice Of ces. Hurry Wont Last Long! Darci 954-783-3723. 3--22

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28 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. By RJ BoyleRJ BOYLE STUDIOSI was so excited to fish for sailfish last Saturday. I thought that the sail bite was going to be epic due to the perfect weather conditions. I even brought extra release flags to show how confident I was. Well, things didnt go as I planned. By 1:30 p.m. the only thing that we had caught was a 5 lb. kingfish. My whole crew was frustrated as we sat there looking at the perfect baits swimming under our kites. My cousin Fred then said to me, I need to get in because my son has a baseball game in Gainesville. His son, Taylor Gushue, is the starting catcher for the Florida Gators. He was going to drive to Gainesville now for a 7 p.m. game? As much as I wanted to fish I knew that if it was me I would have wanted to go in as well. We wound in all of the baits and headed for the dock to drop him off. We got back in time for him to make his trip but I was still frustrated. As he walked away I looked at my crew and asked if anybody would like to go back out for the afternoon. They looked at me with all smiles and said heck yeah! We pulled away from the dock and headed towards Hillsboro Inlet. As we rode up the Intracoastal for the second time that day, we all felt a new sense of excitement. It was as if it was a new day now and we wouldnt be denied a second time. We were firedup to put something in the boat. The wind was blowing so hard out of the northwest that the seas would be really dusty outside of 150 feet of water. We drove out of the inlet and headed up the beach to the north about a mile and it was flat calm near the shore. I stopped the boat and said to Wes Seldner, a longtime buddy, Okay, lets put them out. He looked over the side of the boat realizing it was 20 feet of water and asked, right here? I said, yes, why not? We will get blown offshore pretty fast so lets give it a try. I put out the kite with three baits hanging while Wes and Max Goliger put out two spinning rods with goggle eyes on the opposite side of the boat. We were fishing for about 20 minutes when one of the spinning rods bent over. Max picks up the rod and begins to fight what I think is a shark. I was so sure of it that I turned around and watched my kite baits. After about 20 minutes Max yells I see silver! That meant it must be a kingfish. I was not that surprised, as many big kings are caught in shallow water this time of the year. I grabbed a long gaff and walked over to Max. As I looked over the side all I could see was tiger stripes on the side of a beautiful wahoo. We all said a few choice words as the fish came boat side. We sunk the gaffs and pulled this 42 lb. beauty into the boat. We were all shocked at what we had caught. Never before had I caught or even heard of a wahoo in that shallow of water. We were so happy. The second trip of the day had paid off! We returned to the dock, heroes of sorts. I called my cousin Fred to inform him of our success. Later that night, Taylor Gushue knocked in the winning run to beat the Miami Hurricanes. What a day it was.In shing, persistence pays offRJ Boyle, left, and Max Goliger show off the days prized catch. It was Goligers rst wahoo. [Photo courtesy of RJ Boyle]

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The Pelican 29 Friday, March 8, 2013 Tell The Pelican about your shing news! mdpelican@yahoo. com or 954-783-8700! Little League Jamboree hosts mayorLittle League Baseball got off to a big start this month with Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher throwing the first pitch of the season. Keeping a careful eye on the mayors strategy is Little League pitcher, Mike Louviere, who takes over for the rest of the season. Little league games are played at Kester and North Pompano Parks. For information about Little Leaguecall 954-7864111.

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30 The Pelican Friday, March 8, 2013 For Cohens class, which also included a group of fifth graders for this particular project, Carter and Weaver chose to grow kale, chard, collards, spinach, leafy greens and pak choi. And besides learning about photosynthesis, the life cycle of the seed and natural ways to ward off pests and growing vegetables, students got to taste their lesson. Carter and Weaver threw salad parties in the classroom and made juices. Anything hands on theyll remember for the rest of their life, said Cohen. Kamryn James, 5, said he had fun learning about leafy greens but not as much fun eating them. Leafy greens tastes like grass. Carter also wants to teach the students about another kind of green. Next year, with the help of the schools parent teacher association, Carter hopes to expand the program to 1,000 plants and sell much of the produced to the Pompano Beach Green Market. He also wants to use solar panels and make the project as eco friendly as possible. We could raise quite a bit of money for the school, he said, adding that the money would go to help the schools underfunded music program. But Principal Michelle Garcia already sees the benefit. Them volunteering is great for us. Theyre helping out with something students wouldnt normally get otherwise. Visit www.facebook.com/ KinderGardenProject to learn more about the hydroponic project.GardensContinued from page 23 Amber Weaver holds a tray full of produce as her husband, Jonathan Carter, known to students as Farmer John, picks some new greens off one of the hydroponic towers.

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