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P e l i c a n Pelican e 1500 -A E Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Pompano Beach € Deer eld Beach € Lighthouse Point € Lauderdale-Bye-Sea € Wilton Manors € Oakland Park € Hillsboro Beach € e Galt € Palm Aire Visit Us Online at: • 954-783-8700 • Send news to siren2415@gmail.comFriday, March 23, 2018 Vol. XXVI, Issue 12Price 10¢ Oakland Park facilities are overdue for renovation Hebert says; Some not to code ByJudy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park -This city’s fire stations, community centers and library are badly in need of repair after years of neglect. That’s the grim picture officials painted at an open house last week at the Collins Community Center and at facility tours over the weekend. Concerns about city facilities were first raised in 2010 in a master plan. City Manager David Hebert said due to the economy it was deemed not the best time to address the needs. Hebert said secure facilities are needed at the city’s fire stations, none of which have been hardened to withstand hurricanes, have fire sprinklers or are ADA complaint. Other facilities are not built to the current Florida code. Hebert stressed that “no decisions have been made yet, no contracts signed.” He urged residents “to engage with us in dialogue as we consider our options.” Should the commission decide to update facilities, “that would result in a bond referendum to be decided by voters,” he said. Fire Chief Steve Krivjanik described the extensive upgrades needed at the city’s fire stations. These include outdated mechanical, electrical and HVAC systems, outdated sleeping quarters, lack of separate restrooms for men and women, inadequate plumbing, apparatus bays that are too small to fit the new fire engines. The three stations were built in the 1960s; the administration building in 1982. Fire Station 9 is at 301 NE 38 St., Station 20 at 4721 NW 9 Ave. and Station 87 at 2100 NW 39 St. “If we were impacted by a hurricane, the stations would be rubble,” Chief Krivjanik said. “They were not built to sustain a direct impact from a hurricane.” Heidi Burnett, Parks and Leisure Services director, described conditions at the city’s three community centers, Collins, North Andrews and Spiher, where school programs take place. All three facilities have inadequate HVAC systems, leaking roofs, no sprinklers and dated electrical systems, she said. They don’t have single points of entry. At the Collins Center, The Active Adults program and children share the space, and adults and children use the same restrooms. The city’s library was built in 1963 See FACILITIES on page 12Need for $74,500 Dist. 4 survey is challengedJust ask us, Ed Phillips tells commissioners By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach With the exception of Commissioner Barry Moss, commissioners approved a $74,500 survey to examine the needs of District 4. Commissioner Beverly Perkins proffered the idea for an initial committee of five residents, chosen by the city manager and Perkins, to study the needs of the district and to add up to 40 more residents as the study progresses. Dr. Wilhelmena Mack, Mack & Associates Management Associates, was awarded contract which will: Identify and prioritize challenges and opportunities within District 4; Identify specific factors that contribute to these challenges and opportunities; detail desired outcomes and outline strategies for the city and residents. Former District 4 Commissioner Ed Phillips wanted to know why this survey did not go out for bid. Mayor Lamar Fisher said the city manager can award all contracts less than $75,000 without a bid. Phillips said there are better places to put the money. “We are not identifying where the drugs are because we know where they are; we know where the businesses are and we know where the ‘Ladies of the Night’ are. I find See STUDY on page 13 See FISH MARKET on page 5 If FDOT doesn’t change Hillsboro Blvd. design, sh market will ounder, owner saysBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach Improvements to West Hillsboro Boulevard have impacted businesses and plagued motorists for more than a year. But a permanent negative affect of the road reconstruction is just being realized at one of the city’s oldest business establishments, Pop’s Fish Market. New traffic patterns put in place last week by the Florida Department Local artists were chosen as part of the “Painted Fish” project in Pompano Beach. Their work is on exhibit through the end of April. See story on page 16. [Photo by Michael d’Oliveira]Artful sh


2 The PelicanFriday, March 23, THE PELICAN (PP 166 • ISSN 2381-716X) is published weekly on Fridays at 1500 E. Atlantic Blvd. Ste. A, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. Subscription rates are $13.78 annually. Applications to mail at Periodicals postage rates is pending in Fort Lauderdale. Tel: 954-783-8700 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Pelican, 1500 East Atlantic Blvd. Ste. A, Pompano Beach, FL 33060.THE PELICAN1500-A East Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060954-783-8700PUBLISHER: Anne Siren Commission leaders selected at area citiesCommissioners in three Northeast Broward cities selected their leaders this week. In Lighthouse Point, Commissioner Jason Joffe was chosen president of the city commission Tuesday night. Commissioner Earl Maucker was selected vice president. Joffe is completing his first, three year term on the commission and was serving as vice president. He was unopposed in the March 13 election. Maucker was re-elected without opposition in 2015 and is beginning his third term. He was also unopposed this year as was Commissioner Mike Long. The two officials were sworn in Tuesday in a special reorganizational meeting. In Hillsboro Beach, where Commissioner Irene Kirdahy and Andy Brown ran unopposed, Deb Tarrant was chosen by the commission for her fourth term as mayor. Kirdahy was re-elected vice mayor and Commissioner Vicky Feaman remains treasurer. In Deerfield Beach, Commissioner Gloria Battle [Dist. 2] became vice mayor. Battle was elected in 2016 to a fouryear term. -Judy Wilson LHP police use new gun legislation to seize rearms from man deemed a risk By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – The man whose firearms were confiscated by local police last week under Florida’s expanded Red Flag Law relinquished more ammunition Wednesday. Police Chief Ross Licata said no more firearms were discovered at the residence. A hearing Mar. 28 will determine whether the police can keep the guns found initially in the home – two pistols, a revolver and a shotgun – can be held for a year. “We will express our concerns about his access to firearms,” Licata said. “Our primary concern is for the people in our community.” Local police seized the guns on March 16 under legislation signed into law by the governor the week before. It permits law enforcement officers to temporarily take guns from people they deem a risk. The Lighthouse Point Police Department was the first in the state to act on what is popularly called the Red Flag Law. Tuesday, Broward Sheriff’s deputies took the same steps with Zachery Cruz, brother of Nikolas Cruz arrested Feb. 14 after killing 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School. Zackery Cruz was involuntarily committed under the Baker Act for a mental evaluation after repeatedly trespassing on the grounds of Stoneman Douglas High. In the local instance, a week before they took action under the new law, police were called to do a check on a 56-year-old man who was behaving strangely. According to the chief, calls have been made to that address, where the man lives alone, numerous times in the past eight to 10 years. This time, the man had turned off the electrical breaker at his condo building claiming a neighbor and the FBI were trying to burglarize him. He was taken into custody under the Baker Act, later sent to the hospital with an unrelated medical problem and released Wednesday. Have an event for our calendar? Email


The Pelican 3 Friday, March 23, Settlement appears close in city-county lawsuit over CRA future By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach -A settlement of this city’s lawsuit with the county over the future of the Northwest CRA could be reached soon. Commissioners approved a “counter counter counterproposal” at Tuesday’s CRA Board meeting after CRA Counsel Jamie Cole outlined the county’s latest proposal. The CRA will collect tax revenues through December 2019 instead of those funds ending in December of this year; the county will provide $10 million to reduce residential slum and blight in the NW CRA and will contribute $14.5 million for the downtown Innovation District. CRA payments will be made over a four year period. The county will create a nine-person advisory board [the Residential District Advisory Board] to advise and recommend projects to the county that will improve the residential district. Up to three members may be county commissioners, including at least the commissioner who represents the residential district and a county commissioner familiar with needs of the residential district. The county commission will appoint the remaining members of the board who must be a resident of the district or a full-time employee of a religious, cultural or social services entity that primarily serves residents in the district. No appointed at-large member can have worked for the city or the CRA within the past five years, or have been a vendor or a family member of a current CRA board member. The advisory board will recommend projects to be performed by the county in the district. The county may impose additional terms on the use of the $10 million that it determines beneficial to the CRA or the residents of the CRA. Payments for the Innovation District begin in 2020 and continue through 2025. The proposal calls for taxing authorities to pay the NW CRA $5.2 million in 2020, $3.3 million in 2021 and three payments of $1.5 million in 2022, 2023 and 2024. A final $1.5 million payment would be paid by Dec. 31, 2025. Cole said in their latest counter proposal the county was now asking that the last $1.5 million payment be split with the county paying $750,000 and the city paying $750,000. “You can demand they stay with the $1.5 million or give in and take the rest,” See LAWSUIT on page 11Cole told the CRA board. CRA Board member Rex Hardin said he couldn’t support the proposal. “The county has manhandled us and the residents. They know they have the upper hand, and this wasn’t negotiated in good faith.” Board chair Lamar Fisher said he was for the $750,000 split, noting, “I don’t want to delay, delay.” Board member Beverly Perkins said she also agreed with the $750,000 split. “We need to move forward.” “This proposal is in the best interests of the residents as we sit here today,” said board member Michael Sobel. The board voted 3-2 to approve the proposal, including the split of the final payment. Hardin and board Northwest CRA area renews through 2040; Funds to be cut in 2019


4 The PelicanFriday, March 23, Storm water fee will address drainage, environmental concerns By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach Commissioners are moving toward initiating a storm water utility fund which will cost residents of single-family homes about $4 a month. The cost, the administration said, will enable a study of the city’s aging storm water infrastructure and the needed repairs; will identify areas that flood; will improve water quality in the canals; help the city meet environmental standards; preserve property values and prepare for climate change. First reading of the ordinance setting up the department was approved 4-1 by the commission. Commissioner Todd Drosky cast the no vote saying “Something as monumental as this, I need to be 100 percent convinced. And I am not.” The storm water fee will be dedicated to the storm water system and put into a selfsufficient enterprise account. Commissioner Joe Miller said, “This money is transparent, dedicated to flood control. This is an aging city. We don’t what is underground.” He pointed out that storm water fees will preserve the city’s reserve account which could be tapped for major repairs. “We may lower the millage because of it.” City Manager Burgess Hanson said 22 of Broward’s 31 cities have a storm water fund. “Deerfield has been behind the eight ball on revenue sources,” he said. Hanson said half a million dollars has been spent on Kingfisher Canal. “How many times can we do that?” he said. Mayor Bill Ganz said Fort Lauderdale has a $14.8 million budget for storm water controls, Pompano See STORMWATER on page 7 No solution yet to lease disagreement between county and Butter y World By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN WRITERCoconut Creek – There was no shortage of speakers Tuesday to rave about the benefits of Butterfly World. Even Broward County commissioners and officials sang its praises before they directed county staff members to continue negotiating the attraction’s contract. “I’ll bring you back the best deal I can,” said County Administrator Bertha Henry. At issue is the county’s attempt to raise Butterfly World’s lease from $18,000 a year to $115,000 or three percent of gross revenues, whichever is greater. Butterfly World owners have offered to pay $30,000. Mayor Beam Furr said Butterfly World, which opened in 1988 and features 600 birds and over 10,000 butterflies, is one of the See BUTTERFLY WORLD on page 11This butter y connects with a child.


The Pelican 5 Friday, March 23, of Transportation make it difficult for customers to get to the 55-year old market at 131 W. Hillsboro. The cross road, NW 1 Terrace which leads to Pop’s parking lot, can’t be accessed by motorists coming from the west. Their recourse: go to Dixie Highway and make a U-turn. Says Sandra Adeidy owner of Pop’s for 17 years, “It took my husband and me 15 minutes to make the turn because of the train . and the U-turn there is dangerous.” Since becoming aware of the situation a few weeks ago, Adeidy has been on the phone with FDOT officials for at least 15 hours. “They are all very nice,” she said, “But they say they can’t do anything.” Back in 2015, FDOT held a series of public input sessions about the $9.4 million redesign of Hillsboro Blvd. Adeidy, who doesn’t own the market property and doesn’t live in Deerfield Beach, was never informed of those meetings, she says. She speculates the owners of the property, elderly and living out of state, paid no attention to the notices. “They should be looking out for local businesses,” she said this week. “I am really disappointed no one thought to tell me what was happening.” What galls her even more is that hers is the only business in that area cut off from eastbound traffic. Dayana Diaz, spokesperson for the FDOT, said the decision to close off NW 1 Terrace was made after a safety study of the area. Important to that study was the new traffic signal installed at NW 2 Avenue after a resident was killed crossing the street late at night several years ago. Mayor Bill Ganz is among the people Adeidy is asking for help and this week he said, “I’m committed to making sure it gets fixed.” Like Adeidy, who says people are still trying to make the awkward turn onto NW 1 Terrace, Ganz sees the new design as a problem. “We are positioning it to FDOT as a safety hazard created by the new layout,” he said. Since the road construction began, Adeidy says her business has been “way down.” “If I were not an established business, I would have been out of business,” she says of the past year. She says before construction it was not unusual for her to have 250 customers a day in the off season. Now, with the new configuration on Hillsboro, she fears Christmas will be a disaster. An immediate concern are the semi-trucks that deliver product to her daily. Without the left turn off Hillsboro Blvd., the drivers are exiting the interstate in Boca Raton and approaching the store from Dixie Highway. “They are already complaining to me,” Adeidy says. “It takes them a lot more time.” Customers are also complaining that driving the side streets through the neighborhood to get to her store is dangerous. Some say they have been approached by drug dealers. Pop’s is a family -run business, one of her three sons hopes to take over someday. “There are people that depend on me … people I have to take care of,” she says of the future of her business. “I truly hope they can do something.” On Thursday, Diaz said, “The project team is reviewing the closure . changes during construction are rare, but they do happen.” Fish marketContinued from page 1


6 The PelicanFriday, March 23, Pompano Beach, Deer eld Beach, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale-Bye-Sea, Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, Palm Aire, Galt Ocean Mile and Hillsboro Beach e 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 $13.78 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. e Pelican is a nonpartisan newspaper and reserves the right to decline advertising. Copyright 2014. Reproduction of this publication in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission of the publisher. e Pelican is a member of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, Deer eld Beach Chamber and the LBTS Chamber. e Pelican is a state certi ed woman-owned minority business. e Pelican is delivered to businesses, libraries, schools, o 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, publisher Vice president Christopher H. Siren Graphics: Rachel Ramirez Windsheimer € Website: David Ginsberg Classi eds: Anne Siren, Jeanne McVicker Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik, Michael dOliveira, Concepcion Ledezma Account Executives: Paul Shroads, Carolyn Mann, Ellen Green, Mary Beth McCabe Distribution/Circulation: Al Schmidberger Special O ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 € Volume XXVI, Issue 12 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren The Plunge Beach Hotel hosted its rst community beach clean-up in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea last week. “We are privileged that the Atlantic Ocean is literally our backyard playground,” said Tom Mulroy, general manager of the Plunge Beach Hotel. “Our staff works day in and out to ensure each guest has an extraordinary experience and if that means getting up early on a Saturday morning to pick-up trash then that’s what we’ll do. It’s our beach too and we want to preserve it for all.”Plunge Beach pitches in for a cleaner beach and some beach fun Plunge Beach Hotel’s general manager, Tom Mulroy with his son Logan. Kathy Agras and Fernando Agras, Plunge Beach Hotel’s engineer Local volunteer, Kelly Triric Plunge Beach Hotel’s sales manager, Charisse Smith and guest services manager, Nerlande ThonyLetters Approving bond issues will have an impact on wallets, says readerTo the Editor, Regarding “Pompano Voters Approve $180 Bond” [3/16/18], the headline should have read “Pompano Voters Approve $180 Million Bond Tax.” Unfortunately when voters approve all the bond issues at county, state, township and city levels, most voters do not know that a bond is a tax that has to be paid back by all taxpayers. It is easy to convince people that everything is needed, but eventually so many taxes upon taxes will leave residents with little, if any, over time. Charles Laser Deerfield Beach On Wednesday at the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, the Exchange Club of Pompano Beach honored the “Most Improved and Outstanding Students” from Blanche Ely, Deerfield Beach, Highlands Christian, Coconut Creek and Pompano Beach High Schools. Senior students were nominated by teachers and guidance counselors. Students also told the group of their future plans for college and careers who inspired them. Each month, the Exchange Club recognizes outstanding and improved students as part of their youth development and scholarship program. The organization’s other areas of focus are child abuse prevention, community service and Americanism projects. The Exchange Club is a national service organization with over 650 clubs in the United States. Exchange Club of Pompano Beach awards Most Improved and Outstanding Students Front Row [L-R] Luc Sandra Coqmard, Barbara Borges, Kathyra Joseph, Claudina Moreau, Alexandra Gustave and Wilnifred Thompson Back Row: Jim Balistreri, Kafele Thomas, Martez Brown, Richardson Pierre, Keon Swinton, Chad Allen and President Joel RaskSpecial needs calendar3/26 – Dan Marino Campu s offers “Great Careers Start Here” March 26 to March 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for young adults with developmental disabilities, ages 15 to 21. Courses include Pre-employment skills, Career Goal Development, Resume writing, Job searches, Virtual interviews and Workplace etiquette. Four-day tuition $300. Call 954-368-6002. 3/17 Broward County Parks and Recreation Division and Tamarac Parks and Recreation Department, 8601 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, hosts a free evening of music, dancing, socializing, and more. For teens and young adults, 13 to 25, with developmental disabilities. Call954357-8170/8160 or emailSpecialPopulations@ 3/28 – No More Tears Happy Hour, The Wilder, 701 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Complimentary craft cocktail created by The Wilder, as and happy hour specials ($3 off drinks from 4– 7 p.m.). Guests can mingle with founder and former Bollywood actress Somy Ali, as well as survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Proceeds benefit No More Tears’ survivor assistance programs. No More Tears is a South Florida nonprofit organization founded by former Bollywood actress Somy Ali that assists and empowers survivors of domestic violence and human and sex trafficking. Since its founding in 2007, Ali and her team of volunteers have helped nearly 20,000 survivors start a new life free from abuse. Price: $20. Contact Information: To register, visit NMTWilder18.


The Pelican 7 Friday, March 23, Commission takes rst look at tech savvy bike-share serviceSpin’s presence at a holiday day parade in Miami Springs. [Photo courtesy of Spin] By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – Spin, the country’s first dockless bike service, wants to come here with smart bike technology that offers inexpensive transportation. The company, founded in 2016 in San Francisco, has bikes in 18 U.S. cities including Miami Lakes and Miami Springs. The difference between Spin and other bike-share services is that its tech-savvy cycles require no docking stations. Customers simply use a mobile app to locate the closest bike, scan it to unlock it and go on their way. It’s $1 for 30 minutes. When they reach their destination, they put the kickstand down and the bike is locked until another rider comes along. A solar panel powers the wheel lock; high density foam tires resist punctures. Hilliary Marshall, with the city’s sustainable energy department, told the commission recently the service provides alternative transportation that reduces pollution and traffic. And because there is no need for a kiosk dock station, there is no infrastructure costs. Spin provides the bikes and the personnel to keep track of its inventory. The bikes are normally placed in areas of demand. Spin provides the city with usage reports, Marshall said. The relatively new service can result in sidewalk clutter when the bike are left unattended, she added. That was an issue that concerned Mayor Bill Ganz. The mayor said it was “certainly worth getting more information” but he foresaw the dangers of “bike littering” and theft with a dockless operation. Spin’s general manager in Miami Nick Chong reports that, ““In the Miami market, 98 percent of our trips end in a positive manner, meaning bikes are parked appropriately and not left in a bad area, and the rider didn’t need to contact support. I think that’s a testament to how hard we work to educate our community on responsible parking and usage of the bikes. “The app features guidelines for proper parking, as See BIKE SHARE on page 9


8 The PelicanFriday, March 23, Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people making a difference. Phyllis’s book, China Dahl, is available on Call 954-7838700. Temple Sholom’s Adopt a Kaddish/adopt a memory on April 15 remembers the million and a half children who died in the Holocaust with no family alive to pray for themBy Phyllis J. NeubergerMaking a Di erence PELICAN STAFFTemple Sholom in Pompano Beach has created a program to remember children who have no one to remember them. It’s called Adopt a Kaddish. Last week the Temple conference table was covered with copies of old photographs of young children. Rita Fleming, president of Temple Sholom, welcomed the chance to describe what the Temple will be doing. “To me, this is a very sweet story that is typical of the way Temple Sholom is run,” she said. “Six and one half million Jews perished at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945. One and a half million were children who died with their families. These young lives were cut short due to the injustice and inhumanity of the Hitler regime. There were no survivors remaining to say Kaddish [pray] for these unfortunate souls. Several congregations in our country have created an “Adopt a Kaddish” program to honor and remember those children. At Temple Sholom we have decided to join their ranks to keep the memories of these young children alive.” Fleming explained that Kaddish is the Jewish liturgical prayer recited by those mourning the deceased. Saying Kaddish is the ritual. It is recited by direct family members throughout the year following the death, and then annually on the anniversary of the death — a yahrtzheit, or during Yizkor.” Gail and Stanley Eisen brought the idea to Fleming. Betty Zapolsky of Temple Beth El of Rockaway Park in New York created the adopt a kaddish program. It was the first program like this and several congregations across the country have created similar programs based on the original at Temple Beth el. Stanley says,” We told Rita about Adopt a Kaddish and she was very enthusiastic about fitting it into this Temple’s schedule. As fairly new Temple members, Gail and I are very pleased to be able to participate in Temple Sholom’s Adopt a Kaddish. The child pictured here is “Sabka” who would have been my cousin. I will say Kaddish for her at every Yizkor service to keep her memory alive.” Fleming explains. “On April 15, we will say the names of 30 children we have adopted. I feel that these children who have no family to remember them will somehow know that we are doing this with love.” Cantor Hesh Meyersdorf explains the significance of this program. “We say Yizkor, the Hebrew word for remember, four times a year. We believe that each prayer said will raise that soul to a higher level in heaven.” Here is Fleming’s pledge: “My name is Rita Fleming. I am adopting this child who perished during the Holocaust. I pledge to say Kaddish at Yizkor services and pray that his or her memory and the memory of all those murdered children continues in the life of my family, my children and grandchildren. These children will never be forgotten or abandoned again.” President Fleming added, “We have dedicated this ongoing program in memory of Brooke Chase Gettleman, beloved daughter of Monica and Gary Gettleman who are members of our congregation.” The public is invited and welcome to join the congregation in this special memorial service on April 15 at 11 a.m. Call 954-942-6410 for further information. Thank you Temple Sholom for this touching program that remembers, with love, children whose lives were cut short by the brutal Nazi regime. This is Sabka who would have been my cousin,” says Stanley Eisen. “She was just a beautiful little girl who never got to grow up.” [Photo courtesy of Stanley Eisen] Easter Sunrise Service Christ Community Church, The Christ Community Church, 901 E McNab Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33060, will hold the Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday,April 1 in the Church Garden. The Rev. Dr. Richard Hasselbach, will conduct services. All are invited. For questions please call 954-943-3866.Vita o ers free tax helpMeeting tax deadlines or even facing the task can be easier at the North Regional Library this year, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd. where help is available on Fridays [April 6 and 13] and Saturdays [April 7 and 14 ]. The help is free for those who meet the income requirement, $54,000.00 or less. Taxes will be filed electronically. Persons interested should being his or her original Social Security Cards and other cards for those who may be filed jointly. Also needed are government issued photo identification, forms W-2, W-2G, 1099-R from all employers, interest and dividend statements from banks (Form 1099), day care expenses with the providers’ EIN and amount paid (if applicable), bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit, blank check, a copy of last year’s tax return, any other relevant information about income and expenses, Health insurance documents: 1095A, 1095B or 1095C. THose who qualified for an exemption through the Health Insurance Marketplace should bring the Exemption Certificate Number (ECN). Fridays – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturdays – 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. First come, first served. Pelican Classi eds work. 20 words for $15. Call Today 954-783-8700.


The Pelican 9 Friday, March 23, Beach, $7 million, Sunrise $7.5 million, Margate, $7.3 million and Tamarac $6 million as examples of what other cities are spending. “It’s not an easy thing to do [impose a new fee] …. But major capital improvements and progress have to be addressed,” Ganz said. As proposed by Tom Good, Deerfield’s environmental services director, the budget for 2019, the first year, is $2.3 million. A study commissioned by the city warned that after the initial five-year plan, the cost to the residents could increase. The final reading of the ordinance, and a public hearing, will be held April 17. Previously, a workshop with public input was held at Hillsboro Community Center. At that time, citizens were largely in favor of flood controls, but some said the city should pay for upgrades to the drainage system with the reserve fund. StormwaterContinued from page 1well as geofences and parking icons to indicate places that are appro priate for parking. Some cities and campuses request additional measures. In those instances, we work to implement designated bike parking zones for high-traffic areas. If a bike still ends up being parked in an inappropriate place, such as in the middle of a sidewalk or blocking an entry way, we try to move those as quickly as possible. Additionally, theft is not that common. Our bikes are GPS-enabled so we can track for theft.” City commissioners had some concerns with the futuristic concept. Commissioner Bernie Parness wanted to know if the city would incur any liability and Commissioner Gloria Battle said she would need a lot more information before going forward. The bike-share company would carry the liability, City Attorney Andy Maurodis said. Battles’ issue of bike lanes and traffic was not so easily dismissed. “How many bike and motorist accidents are there in front of the Bazaar?” Battle asked. Traffic at the market on W. Hillsboro Blvd. is heavy. Adding to the congestion now is construction. Additionally the state is adding bike lanes there that will encourage cyclists, but Battle said she feared motorists turning right at Dixie Highway will present a danger. The cyclists, she said, “have to fend for themselves.” Battle, a member of the Metropolitan Planning Agency, said that agency is urging the state to put Bike shareContinued from page 7 Unity in the Community of Pompano Beach accepting scholarship applications Six scholarships in the amount of $1000 each will be awarded. To qualify, the student must be a resident of the City of Pompano Beach, be a graduate from high school in 2018, meet income guidelines and be accepted to a college, university, vocational or trade school. The application can be downloaded from the website at www., under the News tab. Email requests for the application can be sent to: The application deadline is April 16. Completed applications can be mailed or hand delivered to: The Pelican Newspaper, 1500-A East Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach. Call 954-729-0192. clear barriers between the cycle and driving lanes. She said the bikes might be appropriate in selected districts such as the beach and Pioneer Grove but until “there is more data, I would vote no.” Commissioner Todd Drosky said he would like to do his own research into the matter. Only Vice Mayor Joe Miller was optimistic. “This is an idea whose time has come .. there is no parking at the beach. It is worth exploring.” Marshall also presented information on the more common docked bike share operations which are being used in Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami. The drawback there is the cost of the docking stations. Most cities find a commercial partner to bear this cost, she said.


10 The PelicanFriday, March 23, Send your stories and photos to siren2415@ or call 954-783-8700. Business matters Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style program proves that you’re never too old to look great By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFA fashion show like none other happened on Tuesday, March 13 when the Pompano Beach Cultural Center was packed with women, dressed to the nines. Hundreds of women came dressed in their finest vintage and classic fashions. They wanted to show Ari Seth Cohen, author, speaker and inspiration for older women that his fashion message had been received. Cohen was a guest celebrity for Art Sage week at John Knox Village [JKV], supported by the Venetian Arts Society and the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. Cohen greeted his audience in a matching hat and dress given him by the fashion editor of the London Times. His muse, Debra Rapoport, was decked out in a hat and jewelry she created out of napkins, toilet rolls, copper pot scrubbers and vintage fashion from thrift shops. She supports the notion of recycling usable items into wearable personal fashion. Remember playing dressup as a little kid? You burglarized mother’s closet and showed up teetering on her high heels, wearing her favorite hat, boa and beaded bag? Ari Seth Cohen, who loved his grandmother’s sense of fashion, has made a career of taking photos and scheduling interviews with older women who dare to show off their own sense of fashion that has nothing to do with current trends. He easily spots them, looking confident in unique ensembles as they strolled the streets and avenues of Manhattan. Those photographs and interviews have become documentaries and books. And they have molded this perceptive young man into a celebrated lecturer who gives recognition and status to older models with unique hats, makeup, false eyelashes, scads of jewelry, chic shoes and a free wheeling sense of fashion. Cohen sets these aging beauties apart from the kids in hoodies, tanks and jeans and even contemporary career women in trendy, look alike fashion uniforms. Older women dress to express their own ideas and they send a message to women in their 70s, 80s and 90s, “…don’t hide your age; show off your individual beauty; live out loud!” The day after his Cultural Center appearance Cohen joined a fashion panel for discussion at an afternoon high tea at JKV. Asked what he was trying to achieve, he said, “I think of these women as people with advanced style. They have a zest for life and I wanted to change the perception of older women. It’s about story telling, showing the spirit, the vitality and the freedom to be who you really are. This is your time to dress in the moment, to express yourself.” His inspirational muse, Rapoport is a perfect example. She’s an expert at recycling everyday items into fashion. Her favorite places to shop are vintage and thrift shops. She says, “Each morning I dress using my ABCs, and that translates into assemble, build and construct.” The residents of JKV who modeled casual looks at the afternoon High Tea all Ari Seth Cohen, author and lecturer of Advanced Styles, and his muse, Debra Rapoport, were interviewed at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center by Jason Hughes, director of the Fort Lauderdale Tower Club and Monica McAfee, director of John Knox Village sales and marketing. [Photos courtesy of Marty Lee] agreed that shopping their closets and putting together their own ideas of fashion was a fun, freeing feeling.Margo Lewis,in an “Advanced Style” is escorted by Jerry Stryker, president and CEO of JKV. Women’s History Month brunch honors four outstanding citizens By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – Four civic-minded women will be the first inductees into this city’s Women’s History Hall of Fame Saturday, Mar. 31. Keynote speaker for the occasion will be Dr. Rosalind Osgood, an educator, author and minister. Being inducted into the newly-created hall of fame are Marti McGeary, Bett Willett, Ginger Alverez, and Kelly Hampton. The women will be honored at a brunch at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex. Both McGeary and Willett have been key members of the Deerfield Beach Woman’s Club. Willett was recently appointed to the Deerfield Beach Education Dr. Rosalind Osgood to speak at Women’s History Hall of Fame Osgood See HALL OF FAME on page11


The Pelican 11 Friday, March 23, e Pelican thrives on subscribers. We want you to subscribe. 954-783-8700 member Barry Moss voted no. Vice Chair Charlotte Burrie was absent due to medical reasons. The settlement proposal now goes back to the county commission for their approval. In the agreement, the county approves the extension of the term of the NW CRA with only city TIF [tax generated] revenues through 2040. And the agreement calls for no additional extensions of expansion of the NW CRA without prior written express county approval. The settlement has no effect on TIF payments to the East CRA District. LawsuitContinued from page 3 best places in Broward and reminisced about taking his students there when he was an elementary school teacher. And Dist. 2 Commissioner Mark Bogen said, “We need to keep it. I can’t be a bigger supporter of it.” Butterfly World supporters who spoke at the meeting said it attracts tourists, gives children and adults a way to connect with nature, and doesn’t cost taxpayers any money. “They cost this county nothing and give more than they ask,” said Coconut Creek Vice Mayor Joshua Rydell, who called Butterfly World “a good corporate resident.” Supporters also expressed worry that a significant financial increase could impact Butterfly World’s ability to provide the same level of quality it offers now. “I’m here to take a red, white, and blue stand for Butterfly World,” said Michael Peterson. Henry assured commissioners and the audience that county staff value Butterfly World and only want to come up with a deal that is fair to the county. Dist. 5 Commissioner Steve Geller suggested a lease of $60,000 per year for 15 years. Some other commissioners weren’t as quick to support a dollar figure just yet. “We should not negotiate this from the dais,” said Dist. 1 Commissioner Nan Rich. Broward County Attorney Andrew Meyers said the county may have to change its arrangement with Butterfly World from a lease to a license agreement because a lease must be opened up to the competitive bid process. Dist. 4 Commissioner Chip LaMarca said opening the bid process up was not feasible because Butterfly World has built its facility with its own money and there was no realistic expectation it would allow another company to use its facility. The county also claims a bathroom facility near Butterfly World costs $73,000 per year in maintenance because it’s used by Butterfly World visitors. “There is a cost [to the county]. We have to figure that out,” said Furr. Butter y WorldContinued from page 4 Advisory Board and has served on the Broward County Planning Council. McGeary is a founding member of the Original Save Our Beach organization and an active volunteer in the community. Alverez is an advocate for her Tallman Pines neighbors and a member of Citizens on Patrol. Hampton has made a positive impact on her Century Village East neighborhood. Keynoter Osgood is the first woman to ever take the pulpit at New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, mentored there by the Rev. Dr. Mack King Carter. She is the founder of the Women Reaching Women Word Network International Prayer Ministry and the CEO of the Mount Olive Development Corporation. She is a former adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University, where she earned her doctorate in public administration. In 2013, Dr. Osgood became the first female chaplain for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Among her numerous awards is the 2009 JM Family African American Achievers Award for community service. Currently, she is a member of the Broward County School Board representing District 4. Hall of FameContinued from page 10


12 The PelicanFriday, March 23, and rehabbed in 1987. This facility also has AC issues, a leaking roof and plumbing that backs up. It is not hurricane compliant. There is no space for small groups to work collaboratively, Burnett said. Renee Miller, the city’s CRA consultant, said an RFQ has been issued for a development firm to come up with plans for a multi-use development on two city-owned lots on West Dixie Highway on both sides of 38 St. They are now negotiating with Integra Investments of Miami. The firm’s proposal includes 90 residential units, 11 livework units, 32,537 square feet of retail space, city hall and 343 parking spaces. Freeing up the space now occupied by city hall on Main Street would create an opportunity for new development, Miller said, plus create ad valorem value from both sites. The audience asked if the library would be closed and Hebert said there is no plan to do that. What is being considered is moving and modernizing the facility. Another resident asked if a bond could be separated to phase the work and start with fire stations. “We’re in the early stage of conversation,” Hebert responded. He said recommendations would go first to the commission. And if financing is involved, the public would decide on a bond referendum in November. “The sooner we lock in rates, the cheaper the payback will be,” he said. A woman in the audience asked, “Why all these years has property not been upgraded? It seems like it’s been status quo for 10-15 years.” Hebert said prior to his employment with the city in 2014 his predecessor had to lay off 60 city employees. He said he believes in letting citizens know the challenges and letting them decide what to do. But he added firmly, “If not now, when? If not us, who? Do we want to kick this ball down the road?” “Why is it all or nothing? Why do we have to do every building?” resident Linda Martin asked. “You don’t have to do anything,” Hebert responded. “We’re giving you options and telling you the problems. There aren’t any ‘haves’ here.” Barbara Weiss, a 40-year resident, said her taxes have increased every year. “Why haven’t there been improvements with our tax dollars?” she asked. “We’ve made improvements to our houses over the years. It’s obvious the city hasn’t made improvements. Having to replace everything won’t sit well with us.” “This plan you’re proposing to pull off is one of the worst I’ve ever seen,” said resident Bill Sears. “It needs a lot of work. The only saving grace is renovating the fire departments. The most insane part of the plan is trying to move the library. Everyone uses that library. Who’s the genius that suggested [moving the library]? “ Hebert said the idea was that it would be more convenient for students if the library was near schools and a location near Northeast High School has been discussed. Another possible location is the Omega church property the city recently agreed to purchase near the existing library. Hebert said if residents decide they want to leave everything just as it is and throw out the ideas, he’s OK with that. But he added, “I don’t know if that’s the right decision for the long term.” Mary Hardy suggested renovating and restoring facilities. “There’s no reason to move the library. And people are used to city hall. Start with the fire department. They live there 24 hours. We don’t let our homes run down like those stations.” Residents are being invited to provide input at or take part in facilities tours this weekend. The schedule is posted on the city’s website. FacilitiesContinued from page 1


The Pelican 13 Friday, March 23, this a li ttle comical when you guys are elected to know about the needs of our neighborhoods. We don’t need anyone to come into our neighborhood and tell us what we need. You want to know about our neighborhood, ask me.” Then pointing to the audience he added, “Ask them, and then you can save $75,000.” Perkins shot back. “This project is not comical. District 4 has had its share of challenges over the years. It still looks like it did when I was a little girl. It’s needed. It’s never been done before,” she said. Moss added his comments. While he said Dr. Mack’s credentials were “excellent,” he could not support the idea. He questioned the process. “Who chooses the people? How can you ensure that this is representative of the community?” he asked. He charged Perkins with choosing people who would “... see the world as she does.” The people you choose, “ he directed to Perkins, “have a potential of being manipulated.” Clearly miffed, Perkins asked Moss if he was going to vote for the project. “No,” said Moss. “The why are you asking questions. Will they make you change your mind?” Again, “No,” Moss said. “The public needs to know what this is buying for us. There are 25,000 people in this district. My concern is that the public could be manipulated.” “I think the public elected me because I am fairminded,” Perkins retorted. Commissioner Mike Sobel, who supported the survey had a different question. “We have given the city manager the authority to approve contracts that are $75,000 or less,” said Sobel. “Why is this contract brought before the commission?” Two years ago, commissioners raised the amount the city manager can approve to $75,000 without their approval. Sobel later confirmed that he had retrieved 29 such contracts that he knew of from the city and others from the Community Redevelopment Agency [CRA]. “[The contracts] are solely in the hands of the city manager; there is no open forum and no open discussion. The commission should have oversight of these contracts,” he said. City Manager Greg Harrison said the survey contract was on the agenda because some commissioners requested a discussion. Mack said when her finished report will be given to the city. “I believe that Commissioner Perkins’ level of commitment will make the report move forward,” she said. “Your end product is only as good as this commission implements this project.” Said Fisher, “The community is committed to come together and get behind whatever the report says.” StudyContinued from page 1


14 The PelicanFriday, March 23, Zoning change could bring housing project to marina site on Hillsboro River By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – Eight acres on the Hillsboro River west of Dixie Highway, now a private marina, is on the way to being redeveloped. The potential owners are asking that the land now zoned for both residential and commercial uses, be changed on the city’s land use plan to multi-family. If the change is approved at county and state levels, up to 326 living units could be built there. Attorney Dennis Mele, representing the buyers, showed a possible design for the project, two horseshoe shaped buildings with units overlooking resort-like amenities and fronting on the river. Mele said his client, Partridge Equity Group based in Pompano Beach, will build to the city’s new Pioneer Grove design concept. “You see any Mediterranean roofs,” he said. The developer is also willing to connect the property to Pioneer Park with a boardwalk along the river. Pennell’s Marine occupies most of the acreage. That facility would be closed, but Mele said his client has purchased Freedom Marine just to the east so Pennell’s customers could find space there. That property will be cleared of some buildings not built to code, Mele said, and a new dry storage building erected. The sale of the marina is contingent on the land use amendment and approval at subsequent hearings before state and county agencies. Vice Mayor Gloria Battle was the only commissioner not to approve the land use change. “It’s not the project, it’s the process,” Battle said. The commissioner said she had asked Mele to delay his request until the next commission meeting so she could inform residents in the area of the proposed change. She said only one person from her district showed up at Tuesday’s meeting. “I wanted to move it back to talk to the people affected,” she said. Battle also said she had asked staff to set up a special District 2 meeting to discuss the proposed project, but that staff had not complied. “Someone dropped the ball,” she said. The rezoning was advertised as required and there was a hearing before the planning and zoning board Mar. 1. The only member of the public to speak was Terry Scott who sided with Battle that “District 2 needs to be heard and informed” before the commission voted. Mayor Bill Ganz said the land use change has had two notifications and one hearing. “It is frustrating people choose not to participate. I would encourage an extensive outreach.” He strongly urged Mele to get with residents living near the proposed project and the attorney said he would. A public hearing will be held at the second reading of the ordinance.


The Pelican 15 Friday, March 23, Long-standing tradition of top-notch fare continues unabated at Michael’s Family Restaurant in Pompano Beach By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN WRITERMichael’s Family Restaurant 3685N. Federal Hwy Pompano Beach Tel: 954-942-0840Located near the corner of Federal Hwy. and Sample Rd., the time-tested and affordable Michael’s Caf II has now been taken over by the next generation of the Mical family and renamed Michael’s Family Restaurant. “We are very excited to continue serving the community,” asserts Chef Olivier, whose French heritage and classical training provide a noticeable touch of European air. “We will always serve the traditional dishes everyone adores and look forward to some interesting new options,” he says. Of course, the legendary breakfast offerings will remain unchanged. Be it Spanish frittata with chorizo, Irish omelette with corned beef, Nutella crepes, NY strip steak with eggs, Belgian waf es, eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon, chipped beef on toast, the smoked salmon platter or the classic grand slam with 2 eggs, 2 sausages, 2 bacon strips and 2 pancakes, Michael’s Family Restaurant is the destination of choice to get the day started right. “Actually, we serve breakfast all day long!” says Chef Olivier. “We are also very flexible and will gladly modify dishes to suit our customers desires.” For the lunch and dinner crowd, Michael’s presents a plethora of home cooked specialties. Fabulous madefresh-daily soups are a musttry while hefty sandwiches such as Philly cheesesteak, triple decker club, roast beef, pastrami, turkey, hot chicken, lamb, grilled fish, pork souvlaki and a host of handcrafted hamburgers will never disappoint. Of note is the gargantuan half-pound “hangover burger” loaded with high quality beef, brie cheese, bacon, fried egg, onion rings, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato and chipotle sauce. “We also have great salads and lunch specials,” adds Pilar whose Peruvian ancestry shows up in such dishes as the Lomo Saltado. “It is basically a filet mignon stirfry prepared in the style of my native country. Our customers love it.” Other frequent specials include the Flounder Provenale, the chicken piccata, homemade meatloaf, the half-rack of ribs, chicken Marsala crepes, shrimp scampi and the grilled Mahi Mahi to name but a few. Says Chef Olivier, “Our specials are often based on what is the freshest or what is in season.” Most breakfast and lunch offerings are well below $10. Dinner platters are generally between $12 and $15. Be sure to enjoy a complimentary mimosa with the weekend brunch. Michael’s also provides ample free parking as well as area delivery through Uber Eats. And for a sweet conclusion, the homemade apple pie and rice pudding are definitely worth investigating.-Enjoy!The zesty “lomo saltado” let mignon stir-fry is a customer favorite. [At right] Pilar and Olivier Mical show off their popular smoked salmon platter. Nothing better than a hearty grand slam to start off the day.


16 The PelicanFriday, March 23, City unveils “new school” of Painted Pompano sh sculptures By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach – With a dramatic flair reminiscent of a bull fighter, Carlos Inocente pulled back the cover on his Painted Pompano sculpture, a five-foot tall depiction of the Pompano, the fish this city gets its name from. Inocente’s sculpture was the last to be revealed during Tuesday’s Painted Pompano unveiling at the Cultural Center. “I love Pompano Beach. I want to give back to this city. It means a lot to me,” said Inocente, who also painted the Old Town public mural located behind BaCA. He said his ‘reveal’ was inspired by the statue of a bullfighter in the small town in Venezuela where he lived before coming to Pompano Beach. Inocente and 11 other artists were selected by the city to paint 12 Pompano fish sculptures, which will be on display at the Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd., for the next month. After that, they will be displayed at various places throughout Pompano Beach. This is the second round of Painted Pompano. In March of 2015, the city paid artists to paint 12 Pompano sculptures to be placed around the city. Sandra King, public communications director, said the first round was so successful the city decided to create a “new school of fish.” Mayor Lamar Fisher said it would “make the city even more beautiful.” Beyond simple aesthetics, David Miller, a member of the city’s Public Art Committee and self-proclaimed cultural arts ambassador, said a project like Painted Pompano is valuable to the community because it allows people of limited means the chance to enjoy art they would otherwise not be able to create for themselves. “It gives them a little segment of time where they can escape by witnessing beauty,” said Miller. In particular, he said the Northwest section of the city needs more art. “We need new imagery.” Marcos Conde and Gregory Dirr, two of the artists selected to paint sculptures, agreed with Miller on the value of public art – for the public and the artists. “You don’t know how many people are going to be impacted by it,” said Conde. “Public art involves the viewer. More people see it,” said Dirr, See PAINTED FISH on page 24Artistic interpretations of the pompano sh, the namesake of Pompano Beach, will be on exhibit through April at the Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd. [Photos by Michael d’Oliveira]


The Pelican 17 Friday, March 23, ArtThrough 4/6 The Broward Art Guild in partnership with Pride Fort Lauderdale, presents “Pride,” an exhibit celebrating the LGBTQ community through art and imagery and the journey of the Pride movement from the struggles of Stonewall to same-sex marriage. Intake of artwork: Friday March 16th 4-6 p.m. and Saturday March 17 Noon-3 p.m. Exhibit is free and open to the public. Broward Art Guild is located at 3280 NE 32 St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-537-3370 for information. Arts & Crafts take place at N.E. Focal Point senior center, 227 NW 2 St., Deer eld Beach from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 954480-4447. Delray Art League Exhibit at the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, 140 NE 1 St., Delray Beach, features artwork by different St. Pauls Episcopal ChurchOn Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m., Amernet String Quartet performs Beethoven, Hosokawa, and Tchaikovsky. The concert will be preceded by a 2:30 p.m. pre-concert lecture given Dr. Paul Cienniwa. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door on the day of the concert. Visit St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-278-6003.Musicartists every 3 months. Monday Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Call 954673-8137.AuditionsThe Broward Women’s Choral Group seeks women singers. Rehearsals are Wed.,10 a.m.-noon in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-951-6789. Or contact Palm Beach Opera chorus auditions take olace April 6 and 7 for the 2018-19 season. Male and female. 18 and over. For the audition, all singers must prepare two classical songs or arias, with at least one in a foreign language, preferably Italian, French, or German. A pianist will be provided at the audition. Call 561-835-7552.Books Now o cially on sale at your local Publix/Walgreen stores10 cents at checkoutThank you, Pelican Readers See CALENDAR on page 19


18 The Pelican Friday, March 23, 3/28 1 to 2:30 p.m. Beach Branch Library, Beach Readers’ Book Club discussion of Glass Houses by Louise Penny. Beach Branch Library is located at 3250 NE 2nd Street Pompano Beach.954-357-7830 www., 25. Spoken Word Poetry Corner: Come and Share your poetic talent, All are welcome to this night of mellow moods and good vibes. Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach. 954-357-7670.4/11 Oline H. Cogdill, will speak about the ethics of reviewing books at the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. Members, Free. Nonmembers, $10. Questions – email programs.wnbaso a@ Cogdill reviews mystery ction for the Associated Press, Publishers Weekly, the Tribune Publishing Wire, Mystery Scene magazine, and the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. Her mystery ction reviews appear in more than 300 publications worldwide. Call 561-266-0194. Island City Book Club meets on third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Richard C. Sullivan Library, 500 NE 26 St., Wilton Manors. Call 954390-2195.Classes4/16, 25. Oasis – Introduction to Computers: Learn the basics of Computing with this hands on class. No prior knowledge of computer use is necessary. Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach. 954-3577670. Writing workshop at Herb Skolnick Cente r, 800 SW 36th Ave, Pompano Beach with Marjory Lyons. Classes are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 954249-1333. Clubs/Groups 4/9 The Pompano Beach Garden Club meets Monday, April 9 at 12:30 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, CalendarContinued from page 171801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach and is open to the public. The program “Sea Turtles” by Stephanie Kedzuf, Natural Resource Specialist. Call with any questions, Cindy 954-2539938. Community Presbyterian Church of Deer eld Beach hosts Prime Timer Senior’s in Briggs Hall weekly on Wednesdays. Meditation, exercise, Bible study, guest speakers, trips and lunch. At the church, 1920 SE 5 St. 954-427-0222. Camera Club of Boca Raton meets on second Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton. No charge to attend. Call 561-271-0907. South Florida Depression Glass Club meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at See CALENDAR on page 20 Venetian Arts presents Elizabeth Caballero Cuban/ American soprano, March 24 at John Knox Village, 651 SW 6 St., Pompano Beach. 6 p.m. wine reception; 7 p.m. concert. Tickets $50. 954709-7447.


The Pelican 19 Friday, March 23, Call for Pelican Home Delivery 954-783-8700 Pompano paddleboarder will attempt trip across Straits of Florida BY MICHAEL D’OLIVEIRAPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach – Climbers say they want to scale a mountain “because it’s there.” Paddleboarder Victoria Burgess looks at the Florida Straits and has a similar thought. “I really wanted to see how much I could push myself and my boundaries. It’s a huge challenge and that’s what made me want to do it.” Burgess, a Pompano Beach resident, said she plans to paddle the 90 miles between Havana and Key West June 26. With winds and currents, the distance could be 100 to 110 miles, but she plans to arrive in Florida on the 27th. “It depends on the line you take. There’s a 90-mile line but I’m not sure if I can make it because of the current. We’re going to try though. You really never know until you get out there,” she said. “There’s de nitely a lot of planning to it, from the boat to the weather.” The “we” is her boyfriend, Roray Kam, and the paramedic, boat captain and crew she hired to make the trip alongside her for safety and supply reasons. Kam will be there to make a documentary about Burgess’ journey and hand her water, “peanut butter and jelly sandwiches,” and anything else she needs. To prepare, she said she’s been training in the ocean and the Intracoastal, sometimes at night. “I’m just trying to get used to that kind of stuff.” She’s at it for long stretches, sometimes 12 to 15 hours, to get used to paddling through sleep deprivation. The longest paddleboard attempt she’s made up to this point was in Hawaii – 33 miles with 10 foot seas. She’s hoping for better weather in June. Weather is the only thing Kam, who is also helping her train, is worried about. “She’s a very strong paddler, she’s smart, and has a lot of endurance. This will be a big mental challenge, too. We’ve got to make sure Paddleboarder Victoria Burgess will attempt the 90-mile distance between Key West and Havana this June. [Courtesy] See PADDLEBOARD on page 21


20 The Pelican Friday, March 23, CHURCH DIRECTORY the Wilton Manors WomanÂ’s Club, 600 NE 21 Ct., Wilton Manors. Join the members to learn more about Vintage Glass & Pottery that is made in America. Call 954-649-9547. Gold Coast Fly Fishers South Florida chapter of Fly Fishers International hosts meetings on the last Tuesday of the month to discuss outings of y shing in South Florida at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 142, 171 SW 2nd St. Pompano Beach. Call 954-2990273. The Boca Raton Stamp & Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Stratford Court Auditorium, 6343 Via de Sonrisa del Sur, Boca Raton. Email The Broward Shell Club meets monthly on second Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. Call 954-296-5633. Exchange Club of Pompano Beach meets on Wednesdays 12 to 1 p.m. at the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club. 954 732-7377 Kiwanis Club of Pompano Beach meets every Wednesday 12-1 p.m. Seaside Grill: Lighthouse Cove Resort, 1406 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. Pompano Beach Westside Kiwanis meets on the rst and third Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. Call 954-7332386. Pompano Beach WomanÂ’s Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Pompano Beach WomanÂ’s Club, 314 NE 2nd Street, Pompano Beach. 954-245-7824. Lauderdale by the Sea Garden Club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 9:15 at Jarvis Hall, 4505 Ocean Drive, LBTS, open to men and women who enjoy and want to learn about plants, owers, nature, conservation and all related matters. No garden necessary. Visitors welcome. 954-942-1639.Events3/24 Open House 3 to 5 p.m. at Arya Oceanside Residences, 124 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. Stop by for wine and small bites. 626-757-4484.4/7 Rummage Sale for Boy Scout Troop #119 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church, 959 SE 6 Ave., Deer eld Beach. troop119sfc@ Relax and Unwind with Adult Coloring last Wednesday of the month, 6:30 to 7:30 at the Northwest Branch Library, 1580 NW 3 Ave., Pompano Beach. 954-357-6599.4/7 Little Wonders Join us for stories, laughter, and fun, as we learn about everything under the sun. Gumbo Limbo, a great place to explore; aquariums, trails, gardens, and so much more! Make a craft, meet an animal, take in the scene; come back every month for a brand new theme! Reservations recommended (561) 544-8615 or online at; walk-ins welcome based on availability. Ages: 3-4 with an adult (no charge for adult). Saturday, April 7, 10 to 11 a.m. Cost per child: Member $5, Non-member $8.Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd Boca Raton. 561544-8605.North Regional/Broward College Library offers adult coloring, tness programs, group jigsaw puzzling and classes in English and Spanish. 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. Call 954-201CalendarContinued from page 18 See CALENDAR on page 21


The Pelican 21 Friday, March 23, she hydrates on time and eats enough protein . We’ve got a pretty good crew. I’ll paddle with her on certain days when she has no one to paddle with. Training wise, we’re working on her stroke and her technique.” Burgess wanted to make the crossing last year, but put the idea on hold because of the cost. She was reminded about her goal when a letter came back from the Guinness World Records informing her that there was no world record for “longest paddleboard journey (female).” According to the Guinness website, the “longest paddleboard journey (male)” belongs to Wyatt Werneth who paddled 552.2 kilometers [343 miles] up the coast of Florida in 2007. Determined to do it this time, she raised $15,000 from sponsors to pay the captain and boat crew. She said any money left over after the attempt will be donated to The Women’s Sports Foundation, an educational nonpro t charity focused on female involvement in sports. For more information on Burgess’ attempt, visit her website at PaddleboardContinued from page 19 2601. GardeningOrchid Care classes at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. Cost of each class is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Call 954-7032606.Health3/27 Healthy Aging presented by Dr. Palencio-Kerr at Center for Healthy Aging, formerly NE Focal Point, Noon at 227 NW 2 St., Deer eld Beach. Open to the public. Free. Call 954-480-4447. 3/27 Free Vision Screening 9 to 11 a.m. at Center for Healthy Aging, formerly NE Focal Point, Noon at 227 NW 2 St., Deer eld Beach. Open to the public. Appointments onlyCall 954-480-4446. 4/4, 11, 18, 25. Closing the Gap: Through Health & Fitness: Get Healthy “Inside and Out” with our 12-week tness and nutritional program. Guest Speakers and Demonstrations. (Pre-Registration requested.) Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 6:308:00 pm. Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach. 954-357-7670.Hikes03/24 – Hike in Apoxee, 3125 North Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL. Joe Rosenberg will lead you through around 9 miles in this urban wilderness off Jog Rd. 8:00 a.m.Bring plenty of water. Contact Florida Trail Assn.: Joe, 561-859-1954. Public/Moderate. 03/25 Cypress Creek Natural Area Hike 10035 W Indiantown Rd., Jupiter, Fl. This area contains seven native Florida ecosystems. See how many you can identify.7:30 a.m. Contact Florida Trail Assn.: Alan Collins, 561-5860486. Public/Leisure.LibraryThrough 3/26, 6:30 to 8p.m. “Closing the Gap”: Get Healthy “Inside and Out” with our 12-week tness and nutritional program. Guest Speakers and Demonstrations. (Pre-Registration requested.) Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 N.W. 9th Court, Pompano Beach. 954357-7670. 3/17 at 2 p.m. Mindful Art : Find peace of mind by expressing your feeling through art. This program is led by an experienced artist and teacher Preregistration is requested and materials are provided. Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 N.W. 9th Court, Pompano Beach. (954) 3577670. 3/28 – 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oasis: Introduction to Computers # 1 and # 2. Learn the basics of Computing with this hands-on class. No prior knowledge of computer use is necessary. Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 N.W. 9th Court, Pompano Beach. (954) 357-7670. North Regional College Library -Thursdays – Digital Downloads Open House. Access and download the library’s free books and more. Noon to 1 p.m. 954-201-2601.Music3/24 Venetian Arts presents Elizabeth Caballero, Cuban/American soprano John Knox Village, 651 SW 6 St., Pompano Beach. 6 p.m. wine reception; 7 p.m. concert. Tickets $50. 954-709-7447. 3/27 Symphonia and Old Square. Journey through 18th and 19th Century Vienna with Maestro Alastair Willis. Crest Theater, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Tickets. $39-$49. 7:30 p.m. 561-2437922.3/29, 31 – Florida Grand Opera presents Orfeo ed Euridice, Based on the mythical story of Orpheus, this masterpiece tells the compelling story of the grief-stricken musician and poet Orfeo, who proves how far one man will go to prove his devotion to his wife when he travels to the terrifying depths of Hell to bring back his beloved Euridice alive. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets 800 -741-1010.4/3 – Music Appreciation with Walter Ladden: Jewish Composers. 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Rm 226. Co-sponsored by the Friends of North Regional/BC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd.. Coconut Creek. 954-201-2601.4/20 Music at Mickel featuring Across the Universe, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mickel Park Concert Pavilion, 2675 NW 7th Ave., Wilton Manors. Free; food and beverages will be CalendarContinued from page 20 See CALENDAR on page See C ALENDAR on page 23


22 The Pelican Friday, March 23, The Pelican Classi eds Work 954-783-8700 Place your classi ed online or Call 954-783-8700 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE To place your classi ed ad please visit or call 954-783-8700 by Wednesday at 5 p.m. REAL ESTATE • SALES • CARS • TRUCKS • SERVICES • JOBS Blacktop Sealing Since 1984 754-234-3364 Call for Pelican Home Delivery 954-783-8700 Studios Condos for SaleTradewinds $149K; $ $299K Pompano Yacht & Beach Club $349K & $299K w/DockTel 954-788-5728 The Pelican Classi eds Work 954-783-8700 Condos for RentNE Pompano Beach – Walk to beach, 2b/2b updated, Impact, $1550/Mo, unfur, annual lease. Charles Berkley, Remax Advantage Plus 954614-8428. Lighthouse Point. French Villas. Lovely 2B/1.5BA. $1,200/Mo. Looking for minimum 2 year lease. Call Ruthie Brooks, Balistreri Realty, 954-803-4174. Pompano Beach – Not Ready to Retire? Live the Good Life. Gorgeous affordable Condo. 2/1 in 55+ Community. Avail for one-year lease-Plus lease. Sunroom faces Lovely nine-hole Golf Course, Pond, Fountain. Across from Pool/Clubhouse. Clean, Modern Design. Lots of Activities. Private Parking. Wonderful Neighbors. #Leisureville. $1,100/Mo Plus Util. Call 917-544-0771 Condos for Sale Lauderdale-by-The-Sea 4050 N Ocean Drive. DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!!! CLOSE TO EVERYTHING! $175,199 Building on the Beach. Cash Only. No Renting. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552. Pompano Beach – 750 N. Ocean Blvd. DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!!! 2b/2b, Totally Updated. High Impact Windows. $399K. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552. Pompano Beach 2Bd/2Ba. 1620 N. Ocean Blvd. Building on the Beach. $309K. Corner Unit. High Impact Windows. Ocean Views. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954260-6552. Room for RentFurnished room for rent as of April 1. All utilities included, wi private bathroom. Use of washer/ dryer, pool. Some kitchen use. Off-Street parking. Employment preferred. References and Credit Check. $550/Mo plus 1 month security. 954-943-9249 Greenpoint, Brooklyn – If business takes you to New York City 10 days to two weeks a month, consider apartment share. Surety bond and must meet board approval. 3 Trillion dollar view of New York City. Call 347-907-3665. Mobile Home for SaleTIDEWATER ESTATES. Lovely home for sale in Tidewater Estates. 55+ with built-in handicap ramp (Mariner Wood). 2bed/2bath, newly painted exterior/carport. Utility shed with W/D hookup. All appliances included. Furnished or unfurnished. Pets and investors allowed. Lovely pool and rentable clubhouse. $27,750. Call MJ for more details: 954-871-3181. Homes for SaleThe COVE – North of SE 10th St. and east of Federal Highway there are only 10 homes for sale and 3 of them are on water. The home listed here is on a dry lot with 2 oversized split master bedrooms, updated kitchen, large family room overlooking the 5 year old pool area, circular drive, garage, and is totally fenced. Walk to beach, restaurants and Cove mall. Relocating owner asking $429,000. Joanne Smith, Galleria International Realty, 954-649-1410, JosmithL@ POMPANO – CRESTHAVEN, 3/2, Needs TLC. CASH ONLY!! As is. Serious Inquiries only! Buy appointment only. No realtors. $210,000. No texting. 954-2424253. Services“BOOKKEEPING SERVICE” Certi ed QuickBooks. ProAdvisor. Reasonable Rates. Personable & Reliable. Small Business. Nonpro t, or Personal Call Patrick: 561-544-8110. Buying CarsWE BUY CARS FOR CASH. Fast, Easy and Safe. We come to you. Call: 954-399-7300. Credit 101 Workshop. Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10am 12pm in Fort Lauderdale. See if you qualify for rst-time home buyer down payment assistance programs. Seating is Limited. Registration required. Call or text (954) 3887311. HomeownershipRealty. com, Licensed Real Estate Brokerage.EDDIE BUYS HOUSES/ CONDOS CASHAny Condition, size, price range or location! Cash offers and quick closings! Rent to Own option. Call: 954-300-2274. 24-Hour recorded Message. Visit:cashfor housesdepot. com. Email: Innovativehome you 55 or older and seeking employment in Ft. Lauderdale? Urban League of Palm Beach County provides paid training opportunities at locations such as government agencies, senior centers, non-pro ts, schools and hospitals. This on-the-job training can then be used as a bridge to nd employment outside of the program. To participate, you must be: age 55 or older; unemployed and seeking employment; quali ed as low income To apply, please call 954-858-5884 or visit the SCSEP of ce at 2901 W Cypress Creek Road, Suite 116, Fort Lauderdale. Call Center HelpPart-Time renewing magazines 2:30-7:00 pm, phone sales, closers needed, E. Sunrise Blvd, across from Galleria Mall 954-767-6022. Position WantedRetired businessowner with great organizational skills seeks part time position as personal assistant. Will provide transportation to appointments, shopping, dining out and other social activities. I am a reliable and efficient companion. Also able to help with lifestyle transitions, i.e. moves to assisted living facilities or simply downsizing. References available. 561-347-8383 or jyusem@comcast. net. Earn Holiday Money Now! $252/ PT and $400+/FT. Must own car. Read and speak English. Call Anna’s Housekeeping 954-7355330. Home Health CareFonda Schenk, R.N. – Over 40 years experience, offering in-home care, help with errands, shopping and personal appointments. References available. Call 954-941-3149.AntiquesAntique Buyer – Buying Antiques & Art. Jewelry. Watches. Paintings. Military Items. Guns. Swords. Coins. Silver. House Calls. Free Appraisals. Robert’s Antiques. 954-295-6808. Yard ServicesTREE SERVICES AND STUMP GRINDING. We do anything in your yard. FREE ESTIMATES 25 years, Broward and The Palm Beaches. Lic. #05C-15-00006028 – Insured. Call Brian at 954675-5814. Flooring InstallationDoerfer Flooring Installation specializes in Laminate Luxury Vinyl Plank, Solid Wood and Engineered Wood installations. We install via oating, glue, and nail down application. A oating oor can be installed directly over existing tile, making it the perfect installation for condos and homes. Call for your FREE ESTIMATE. 954-380-1035 Free Pool TableFREE Old Brunswick and all equipment You pick up. 954562-8343.Yard SaleMulti-family Yard Sale. Sat. March 31, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Imperial Point Colonnades Auditorium, 2156 NE 67 St., Fort Lauderdale. Rain or Shine. Over 15 different sellers under one roof. Misc. for SaleMobile chair for disabled person. Near new. Charger and cover included. Cost $2,500 new. Come see and make offer. Call 954-6389656. DriversClean cut, 61, independent driver for you. I take you to appointments, procedures, etc. I also run errands & grocery shop for my clients. Going on 4 years providing services for folks like yourself. Call Rich Kane, 954-649-2211. Personal ServicesNeed a ride somewhere? Call Bob. Want to learn basic computer skills? Call Bob. Reasonable rates. 954254-6221. Home Repair ServicesMike’s Handyman Service – Call Today! – Fix Today!Fans, Lights, Drywall Patching, Sof ts, Facia, Carpentry, Painting, Garage Cleanouts and More! Call 727-218-2878. SupportN.E. Focal Point offers weekly Caregiver Support Groups. Wed. at 10 a.m. and Thurs. at 4:30 p.m. The Center conducts the caregiver training and support group for individuals caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease, memory impairments, dementia, and cognitive limitations. Call 954-480-4463. ClassesWater Colors Classes for all Skill Levels on Saturdays at Emma Lou Olson Civic, 1801 NE 6 St. Start Nov. 4 through April, 2018. Call 954-920-4574 for information, Cost $25 per class. 10 a.m. to noon. ClassesLine dancing at the Beach Community Center by Galt Ocean. A fun exercise for both the mind and the body. Wednesdays from 6 8 pm. Beginners Welcome! 781.812.5878 for details.Learn ItalianLearn to speak Italian with an experienced teacher who graduated from University of Rome. Private lessons. Call 954-772-1031. RecreationPlay Pinochle Mon from 6 to 9 p.m. at Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. 954-554-9321. Play Bridge Bridge Games. New Season night games $7. Monday 7 p.m. Friday 7p.m. Pompano Bridge Club, 180 SW 6 St., 954-943-8148. Scrabble – Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Emma Lou Olson Civic Center. 954-786-4111. Bingo – St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 1111 E. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach. Thursdays 1 to 4 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 5 p.m. Call 954-942-5887. Bingo every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142, 171 SW 2nd Street, Pompano Beach. p.m. 954-942-2448. Bingo – Tuesdays at St. Martin Episcopal Church at 11:30 a.m. 140 SE 28th Ave, Pompano Beach. Call 954-941-4843. Knitting and crocheting instruction at 1 p.m. at Temple Sholom, 132 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach. All levels invited. Call 954942-6410. Water Fitness – Pompano Beach Aquatics Center. M/W/F at 9 and 11 a.m. All levels. Evening Classes T/Th at 6:30 p.m. Cost $3 per class. Call 954-786-4128. PALM AIRE CC 2nd FLR AMAZING VIEWS! POMPANO BCH/GOLF/ TENNIS/COMPLEX HAS IT ALL! 10 MIN CAR RIDE TO OCEAN!! EZ ACCESS IN/OUT OF COMPLEX! CLOSE TO BOCA & FT. LAUDERDALE. 2691 S. COURSE DR, BLDG 19 ON GOLF COURSE /LARGE SCREENED BALCONY/ CLOSE TO 95 3 BDRM/2 BTH CONDO. TOTALLY REMODELED! HUGE MASTER BATHROOM SUITE/GOURMET KITCHEN. TURN KEY. THE BEST BUY & A REAL MUST SEE! $289.000 BOCA RATON TIERRA DEL MAR /LOCATION LOCATION! 951 DESOTO ROAD ACROSS FROM OCEAN ON AIA & BEACH GROUND FLR / SCREENED BALCONY/ SECURE LOCKED ENTRY FOYER IMPACT WINDOWS/ ALL TILE/ TENNIS/CLUBHOUSE/ LARGE HEATED POOL CLOSE TO MIZNER & RESTAURANTS/95/ GOLF COURSE,ALL REMODELED! MOVE IN READY!! $339,500. OFFERED BY PJ CARSWELL954-242-4260 PLS CALL FOR A VIEWING ATLANTIC PROPERTIES INT. INC. PJBYTHESEAREALATOR@ COMCAST.NET Condos for SaleLIVE ON THE BEACH! 2/2, 9TH FLOOR WITH S/E OCEAN VIEW. OWNER MOTIVATED. $285,000. CASH SALE PREFERRED. 954-785-1193 NO AGENTS!! Coral Springs 2/2 condo 1250 SF, $169K, 24 hr. Security, Amenities, D J Persing Broker/ Owner 440 829 3420. Furnished studios BOCA/ DEERFIELD $199/week and up -$39/Daily -$699/Month and up. Furnished studios – Utilities Paid. Call 954-934-3195 Condos for Sale


The Pelican 23 Friday, March 23, The Pelican Newspaper Subscribe today $13.78 per year.Delivered to your Condo, Business or Home.954-783-8700 available for purchase. Call 954-390-2130.NatureNights at the Observatory. Wednesdays 7 to 10 p.m. Buehler Observatory Broward College A. Hugh Adams Central Campus 3501 S.W. Davie Road. Davie, Explore the sky through the lens of powerful telescopes at the Buehler Observatory. Free. Call 954-201-6681. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd. Boca Raton –Learn about behaviors of fish, sting rays, and other marine life during these free daily feeding presentations. All ages; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 561544-8605.TheaterThrough 4/8 Hedwig and the Angry Inch, by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask. Tickets: $39 adults, $19 students and industry. The musical is styled in a cabaret/rock show style, with Hedwig a genderqueer rock singer who is touring the country, playing in dive bars and seedy venues. Hedwig tells their story to the audience, from their lonely childhood in East Berlin, to their botched gender reassignment surgery, to their desperate search for love and completion. Adult themes. Tickets available at or by calling 954-545-7800.4/5 – 4/22 – New City Players present Clybourne Park at Vanguard Theater, 1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Pulitzer prize-winning story about race, real estate and Chicago. Tickets $35. Call 954-6505938.Tennis4/14 Mixed Double s Tennis Championships. City of Lighthouse Point. $30/ person. Sign up. April 6. Call 954=946-7306.Tours Butler House tours Deerfield Beach – The historic Butler House is open every Saturday for tours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Admission is free; donations accepted. 954-429-0378 or history@Deerfield-history. org. Sample-McDougald House – 450 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach, the 1916 Sample-McDougald House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Daily historic tours offered with general admission Tuesday – Saturday from 12 – 4 p.m., on the hour with the last tour entry at 3 p.m. $10 per person. Members and children under five admitted free. Call 754-307-5446. Tour Historic Pompano Beach. From the Sample-McDougald House to the Indian Mound, these tours tell the tales of the land to farms to its time today. Tours begin at Founders Park, 217 NE 4 Ave., Pompano Beach. 9 a.m. tours of the original Kester Cottages; 10 a.m. tour bus leaves. Tickets $15/person. Tickets at Call 954-782-3015 for the next tour date. 3/29, 31 – Florida Grand Opera present s Orfeo ed Euridice, Based on the mythical story of Orpheus, this masterpiece tells the compelling story of the grief-stricken musician and poet Orfeo, who proves how far one man will go to prove his devotion to his wife when he travels to the terrifying depths of Hell to bring back his beloved Euridice alive. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets 800 -741-1010 NatureNights at the Observatory. Wednesday s, 7 to 10 p.m. Buehler Observatory Broward College A. Hugh Adams Central Campus 3501 S.W. Davie Road. Davie, Explore the sky through the lens of powerful telescopes at the Buehler Observatory. Free. Call 954-201-6681. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd ., Boca Raton –Learn about behaviors of fish, sting rays, and other marine life during these free daily feeding preCalendarContinued from page 21 See CALENDAR on page 25


24 The Pelican Friday, March 23, who manages the Thought Coalition, a collective of South Florida artists. Dirr added that even the display of art in galleries doesn’t have the same impact as public art. Jennifer Gomez, assistant Development Services director, credited the city’s public art ordinance which sets aside funding for public art. Since its inception in 2015, she said the ordinance has been responsible for the decoration of traffic utility boxes, murals, Barefoot Mailman statue, Painted Pompano, and the underwater Lady Luck SCUBA attraction. The budget for the project was $45,000. The locations of the sculptures will be: Alsdorf Park, 2974 NE 14 St.; Sandspur Park, NE 15 Avenue and Northeast 43 Street; Civic Plaza, 1600 NW 3 Terr.; Community Park, 820 NE 18 Ave.; Pompano Citi Centre, 1955 N. Federal Hwy.; Fire Station 11, 109 N. Ocean Blvd.; George Brummer Park, 3500 W. Palm Aire Drive; Hillsboro Inlet Park, 2700 N. Ocean Blvd.; Herb Skolnick Community Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Dog Park, 1098 NE 18 Ave. and the beach, Atlantic Boulevard and A1A. Painted shContinued from page 16FPL hosts power saving program; Experts demonstrate money-saving tips By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Frank Daniel’s air conditioner has dirty coils. He found out this week when FPL energy expert, Dwayne Acosta broke the news. This is how it went down. First Daniel had two lters in his central air conditioner. He only needed one, and that one lter has to stay clean. The dirty lter led to dirty coils. Those circumstances made his air conditioner work harder—and use more electricity, which led to higher electricity bills. But the good news is that Daniel took all of this advice to heart and is looking forward to spending less money cooling off his family of ve. The Daniel family home was one of 40 that FPL experts “swarmed” this week as part of its “Power to Save” program held on Tuesday at E. Pat Larkins Civic Center. Residents toured the center to discuss power saving ideas and later enjoyed lunch, provided by Bobby Rubino’s, courtesy of FPL. The idea is to prepare residents for summer cooling bills with inspections, limited duct repair, pipe wraps for water heaters, caulking and weather stripping. Gary Reynolds, an FPL energy expert, added that saving electricity goes beyond lower bills; the use of fossil fuels, gas and oil, is also reduced. More than 100 persons showed up for the event, seeking advice to lower their own bills. FPL experts demonstrated the use of foam wraps for water heaters and weather strips for doors and windows, items easily available at Lowe’s and other stores.Among the tips o ered to the attendees were:1. Set A/C to 78 degrees in the summer: Savings ve percent on monthly cooling costs for each degree warmer. 2. Set 68 degrees in the winter: Savings ve percent on monthly heating costs for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) Energy Expert Dwayne Acosta highlights the importance of cleaning air lters regularly for it to work ef ciently. Acosta encourages to Daniel to consider replacing the incandescent bulbs with LEDs, which use about 85 percent less energy and last 10 times longer. FPL provided free energy ef ciency makeovers with products, tools and services valued at $500 at more than 40 homes in Pompano Beach this month.. The company also hosted a neighborhood event where customers learned helpful tips and signed up for free programs to save energy and money. See POWER SAVERS on page 25


The Pelican 25 Friday, March 23, each degree cooler. 3. Turn off ceiling, bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans when you leave the room: Savings $85 annually per fan. 4. Seal your home; control air ow and leaks. Seal, caulk, weather strip and add door sweeps. 5. Reduce pool pump’s run time by two hours or more a day: Savings $100 annually. For more tips, log on to more information, call 800-342-5375. Power saversCONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 CalendarContinued from page 23 See CALENDAR on page 26sentations. All ages; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 561544-8605.Theater4/5 – 4/22 – New City Player s present Clybourne Park at Vanguard Theater, 1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Pulitzer prize-winning story about race, real estate and Chicago. Tickets $35. Call 954650-5938.Tours Butler House tours Deer eld Beach – The historic Butler House is open every Saturday for tours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Admission is free; donations accepted. 954-429-0378 or history@Deer Sample-McDougald House – 450 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach, the 1916 Sample-McDougald House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Daily historic tours offered with general admission Tuesday – Saturday from 12 – 4 p.m., on the hour with the last tour entry at 3 p.m. $10 per person. Members and children under ve admitted free. Parking is free and the rst oor is accessible for persons with


26 The Pelican Friday, March 23, Fishing report Pictured here is Stephen Seal from Lighthouse Point with a beautiful swordfish caught earlier this week. We released and tagged several fish up to 70 pounds. We boated a few up to 300 pounds. The bait of choice has been ladyfish and the bite has ranged from 1,5001,750 feet of water. Many anglers have boated their first ever sword recently so if you can find the time you should really give it a go. The dolphin (mahi-mahi) have just begun to show up offshore as well on some really organized weedlines. Trolling ballyhoo or bonito strips will be the ticket. If you need serious instruction check out RJ’s Crew at and sign up for our learning platform. This will help you become a better sherman. Many professional captains have shared valuable insight on most of our local sh species. Get tight! -RJ Boyle CalendarContinued from page 25disabilities, wheelchairs and strollers. Call 754-307-5446. Bingo every Sunday at 2 p.m. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 1111 E. Sample Road, Pompano Beach. 954-942-5887. Mondays In Your Shoes – Second and fourth Mondays at 10 a.m., free discussions for adult men and women, led by professional facilitator at Temple Sholom, 132 SE 11 Ave. 954-942-6410. Tuesdays Rotary Club of Oakland Park/Wilton Manors meets on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Caruso’s Restaurant, 4165 N. Dixie Hwy. from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oakland Park. Call John Michael at 954-275-5457. Pompano Beach Lighthouse Rotary Club meets on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Galuppi’s on the Green, 1103 N Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Call 954-253-


The Pelican 27 Friday, March 23, Tornado runner called out in race for base. [Photos by Robert Glassberg]Pompano pitcher throws some smoke passed North Broward Prep batter Xavier EdwardsPompano Beach High School bests North Broward EaglesThe Golden Tornadoes improved their record to 8-2 after a win last week over North Broward Prep. Winning pitcher Trevor Knistern went five strong innings, holding the Eagles to one run and striking out eight batters in five innings. He was relieved by Mike Schuler. Eagles pitcher Anthony Tomczak took the loss. North Broward scored first on a sacrifice fly in the first inning but Pompano answered with four unearned runs in the third inning. Two throwing errors with the bases loaded gave Pompano a 4-1 edge. In the fourth inning, Pompano added two more runs on Christopher AgelloÂ’s double. Final score was 6-2. With the loss, the Eagles fell to 8-4 on the season. They will face Pompano Beach again on April 6.


28 The Pelican Friday, March 23, 2018pelicannewspaper.comNow o cially on sale at your local Publix/Walgreen stores 10 cents at checkout Thank you, Outr completes its sixth season with this Tony Award-winning celebration of the gender-queer and the outsider, starring the multi-talented Mike Westrich as Hedwig. Styled in a cabaret/rock show format, the musical allows Hedwig to tell their story, from their lonely childhood in East Berlin to their botched gender reassignment surgery to their search for love and completion. Pompano Beach Cultural Arts, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, Tickets $19 to $39. Call 954-545-7800. CalendarContinued from page 26 guide you in locating the moon, stars and nebulae (weather permitting). Free and open to the public. Call 954-201-6681. Thursdays Agape Cafe opens its doors to all who are hungry every Thursday between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. at St. Martin Episcopal Church, 140 SE 28 Ave. The public is welcome at the table. Call 954-941-4843. FridaysRotary Club of Pompano Beach meets on Fridays at noon at Galuppi’s on the Green, 1103 N Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-786-3274.VolunteerBroward Center for the Performing Arts seeks ushers to welcome patrons and help them nd their seats. The Center offers a three-hour course for training. Call 954-4682684.Important Numbers• BSO Victim/Witness services 954-321-4122 • Women-in-Distress 24hour line – 954-761-1133 • 24-Hour Crisis line – 211 • NE. Focal Point Senior Center – 954-480-4449 • Abuse [elderly & children] 800-96 ABUSE • Legal Aid – 954-765-8950 • Sexual Assault Hotline – 954-761-RAPE