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Pelican 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 30, 2018 Vol. XXVI, Issue 13Price 10 Registration fee too low for vacation rentals, commissioners, public sayBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park -Commissioners have approved an ordinance regulating vacation rentals in single-family neighborhoods. The city currently has 322 vacation rentals, and in 72 percent of those cases the owner is renting the entire home. The new ordinance doesnt apply to rentals that are owneroccupied. The new rules call for an occupancy limit of two persons per bedroom and no more than eight per home. See VACATION RENTALS on page 15 No tra c ow solution in site for Pops Fish Market By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach -Disturbed over the redesign of Hillsboro Blvd. that has closed the left hand turn into the parking lot of Pops Fish Market, Sandra Adeidy said this week she will hire an attorney to fight the states See POPS on page 11 Rising pension expenses have rst responders on edgeBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point Faced with having to contribute 22 percent of their pay to support their pension plan, a spokesman for the police department is warning of mass departures. A new actuarial study recommends the increase and the citys, which would rise to 29 percent. Currently, first responders here pay 16.34 percent of their pay; the city puts in another 22.27 percent of their wages to fund the pensions. Those numbers are the highest in the state, say critics of the self-funded plan. Both police and fire personnel want See PENSION on page 7 Engineers add yover at The Waterways to SW 10 St. expansionBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach Its early in the process, but those affected by Florida Department of Transportations [FDOT] expansion of SW 10 Street are preparing for battle. Two designs for the east-west thoroughfare are being floated by FDOT. Both include a flyover at the entrance to the Waterways, an 800home gated community abutting the Sawgrass Expressway. Says Waterways board member Eric Torella, This will depress our See 10th STREET FLYOVER on page 3City partners with Habitat for $642,000 storm water system By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach When the 77 new Habitat for Humanity homes are completed in Northwest Pompano, the vacant land at the corner on 15th Street and Blanche Ely Boulevard will be bustling with families and activities. It was one year ago that the community gathered at the Hopewell Baptist Church to celebrate the Habitat project, named for Rick and Rita Case. More than 200 invited guests attended the event. Joining them were guest speakers Rita and Rick Case, who had donated $500,000 to the project; Governor Rick Scott, former U.S. Senator George LeMieux, Sheriff Scott Israel and Superintendent of Broward County Schools Robert Runcie. The threeand four-bedroom homes are single and two-story residences. This week, City Manager Greg Harrison announced that the project will be behind a few months after Habitat decided to upgrade the storm drains. Said Harrison, Habitat for Humanity has expended all efforts on fundraising. They discovered a serious drainage problem that had to be handled. The problem required Habitat to purchase 3.5 additional acres that belonged to the railroad in order to build astorm water drainage system at a cost of $641,960. Rather than losing the project, said Harrison, We decided to partner with Habitat and pick up the cost to make it happen. When it came to our attention, we wanted [drainage] to be decent, safe and sanitary. See HABITAT on page 3 Jaylon Ammons and Aubrey Moreland check out a rose just before the Delta Dolls 2018 competition at the E. Pat Larkins Center, Pompano Beach. [See story on page 24]


2 The PelicanFriday, March 30, 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 Pompano commission gives competitive advantage to local businesses By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Its called the Local Business Program, but Pompano First might also have been an accurate title. On March 13, the city commission passed a new law with the goal of helping local businesses get contracts for future goods and services requested by the city. Over the course of the two readings of the law, Feb. 27 and March 13, commissioners debated the issue. If a contractor or subcontractor is based within the city, its classified as a Tier 1. If its in Broward County but has employees who live in the city, its classified as Tier 2. If a Tier 1 company is within 5 percent of the cost of the lowest bid, it can rebid. If a Tier 2 company is within 2.5 percent of the lowest bid, it can rebid. If one of those companies rebids at 1 percent less than the lowest bid, that company will get the contract. They have to come in 1 percent lower to get the contract. They cant just match it, said Otis Thomas, general services director. Our whole goal here is to give our local businesses the opportunity to have a competitive edge to be able to do business, said Mayor Lamar Fisher. Were trying to give them an advantage to give them more work. We really do feel this will, across the board, create great opportunities for all businesses in Pompano Beach and also for all residents because it encourages businesses to hire residents of Pompano Beach, said Dodie Keith-Lazowick, president of Keith & Associates and a member of the citys Economic Development Council. Audience members at both meetings also expressed their support. Resident Corey Thompson said the ordinance would allow the people of our city to have a piece of the pie. Resident Vicente Thrower called it a winwin for businesses and the community, and said the ordinance came just in time for the $174.4 million in bonds approved by voters on March 13 money that could to go towards companies in the city. This is the right time to say we keep on winning, said Thrower. Resident David Miller said the city needs to make the community aware of the vendor opportunities. Thomas said the city will hold quarterly workshops to teach local business owners how to register as vendors and start bidding on contracts. Commissioner Rex Hardin expressed concern that outside companies might see the advantage given to local companies as a reason not to submit a bid, resulting in fewer bids. Tom DiGiorgio, chair of the Economic Development Council, said the advantage given to local companies wouldnt be enough on its own to dissuade other bidders. He said local bidders arent going to come down in price if it means they wont make any money. On a million-dollar contract, were talking $50,000. Its not that easy to get there, DiGiorgio said. Commissioner Michael Sobel also questioned the program and said he didnt have enough information. It raises a bit of a red flag. Under this system, theres room for manipulation, said Sobel, who voted against the ordinance both times it was presented. Commissioner Beverly Perkins voted against it on Feb. 27. It just doesnt seem to be fair and just, she said. On March 13, she changed her vote. Im going to trust what it was intended to do.Locals get the breaks for city jobs


The Pelican 3 Friday, March 30, Dont miss out! We will deliver e Pelican to your driveway every Friday.$13.78 annual subscription. Call 954-783-8700. neighborhood values. Its not what we talked about. I dont like it. Torella is a member of a citizens advisory committee [COAT] that worked with highway planners at the Metropolitan Planning Organization [MPO] throughout 2016. The committee, composed of representatives from cities concerned with the project Deerfield Beach, Coconut Creek, Parkland and Coral Springs considered many options for improving traffic flow on the Sawgrass/I-95 connector. A flyover, Torella says, was never on the table. He says the Waterways only entrance at 10 Street just east of the Sawgrass records 3,000 cars going in and out each day. Also dependent on SW 10 Street is Independence Bay and Waterford Homes as well as retail centers and office/ industrial parks. To the north, Century Village will feel the impact. City Commissioner Todd Drosky, a leader on the COAT even before being elected to the Deerfield Beach Commission in 2017, said this week, what FDOT is calling a bridge, concerns him also. Drosky got his sneak peak of the designs at an Independence Bay Homeowners meeting earlier this month. There are two bridge proposals, the smaller one impacts the Waterways, the larger the northwest quadrant of Independence Bay. We have some work to do on that, Drosky said this week. The COAT wanted no flyover. They are calling it a bridge, but it has the same effect. According to Drosky, FDOT is saying a bridge is necessary to keep the local roads open. Traffic from the Florida Turnpike [which exits onto the Sawgrass] has to go over the local roads, and there is not enough space between the Turnpike and Powerline Road, he said. The designs acceptable to the COAT had below grade express lanes and retained the surface road in both directions to access the homes and businesses along the route. It is that design that is now undergoing a Project Development and Environment [PD&E] study by FDOT and to which proposed changes have been made. FDOT Project Engineer Anson Sonnett said during the COAT study, there was no reason not to explore areas where depressed lanes worked, but it was not a given. He called the below grade express lanes in front of the Waterways possibly a fatal flaw . the purpose of the PD&E is to give them [COAT] real alternatives. FDOT will give the public its first look at the PD&E design April 24 at the Doubletree/Hilton in Deerfield Beach. Last night, members of the COAT were shown the plans. Torella said this week among the options presented to the COAT during the yearlong study was to do nothing on SW 10 St. What they are not remembering is the option to do nothing. Were for that, he said. 10th Street yoverContinued from page 1


4 The PelicanFriday, March 30, Athletic complex with soccer focus coming to Palm-Aire By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Terms like a -50 ball, which means a loose ball on the field with two players running toward it, may become part of the local lingo soon. Commissioners this week had nothing but good things to say about a proposal to build a professional soccer field in the Palm Aire area. The proposed site, Northwest 31 Avenue, is a 12-acre lot and is owned by the city. In a unanimous vote, commissioners agreed to lease the land to Franck Gotsman, president of Azur Equities and Floridians, to be developed as a multi-faceted sports complex with a strong focus on soccer. The lease is for 25 years with an option to renew for 25 years. Gotsman plans to transform the site into multi-indoor venues, sports fields, 1,000-seat stadium and 80 apartments to house the The young Floridians team, founded in 2010, is now based in Fort Lauderdale. Gotsman, co-owner of the Floridians with Pascal Cohen, says Pompano Beach . was a good match. We all want to be part of the community. He says the facility will have several layers of sports. Many soccer players will come here to improve their play. Some will be preparing for college and others for professional teams. In addition, there will be recreational programs and competitions for the younger players. Development plans also include the 1,000-seat stadium with a design to expand to 4,000 seats. In addition, plans call for a 14,000-squarefoot clubhouse with multiuse rooms, including a cafeteria and offices; a rooftop soccer field located on top of the clubhouse; three adult regulation fields; three covered soccer fields; Proposed living quarters Main entrance to facility Proposed overall 12-acre park See COMPLEX on page 5


The Pelican 5 Friday, March 30, Now o cially on sale at your local Publix/ Walgreen stores 10 cents at checkout Thank you, Pelican Readers Oakland Park awarded $20,000 grant to revitalize neighborhood tree canopies By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park The City of Oakland Park has been named one of 10 cities in the United States to receive a $20,000 grant for innovative urban greening and treeplanting projects. This national grant from TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation will help fund Oakland Parks continued efforts to increase our tree canopy and enhance the curb appeal of our neighborhoods, said Mayor Tim Lonergan. Our City Commission has made increasing tree canopies a priority with free tree giveaways and other beautification initiatives. The TD Bank Green Streets program supports innovative urban greening and tree-planting projects. demonstrate proper tree selection and installation techniques to residents and volunteers. Through partnerships with the adjacent elementary school, volunteers and TD Bank, both students and residents of the neighborhood will experience the long-term benefits. TD Banks commitment to enhancing urban tree canopies and green space is part of their vision to support the transition to a low-carbon economy and nurture sustainability in the communities they serve. Through their partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, they support innovative community programs that do more than beautify urban neighborhoods trees improve air quality, capture carbon emissions, and enhance the quality of life. Oakland Park will partner with Lloyd Estates Elementary School and the citys Volunteer Corps to complete a community forestry project in the Prospect Gardens neighborhood. A mixture of native trees will be planted along NW 5th Avenue, including Simpson stopper, wild tamarind, live oak, and pigeon plum. Oakland Park is excited to receive this grant to continue planting more trees in our neighborhoods said Mayor Lonergan. It will help further our urban forestry efforts to increase the citys tree canopy by at least 20 percent within the next two years. The project is designed to increase awareness of the benefits of an urban tree canopy and three covered multi-purpose fields and an air-nasium, a gymnasium with a roof and open sides. Although not final, the city will receive rent payments starting at $24,000 annually with three percent increases every 10 years.Cleanup will cause delayPrior to moving forward, the city will spend $1.5 million to clean the site, which has been determined a brown field, land that has been contaminated with chemicals and pesticides The decontamination requires removing contaminated soil and replacing it with clean soil. Brown fields are common in this area resulting from decades of farming and fertilizers. Gotsman says after the land certified as clean, work will begin and take about 18 months to complete. It is anticipated that the city will be provided a Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for up to 75 percent of the costs to remediate. ComplexContinued from page 4Clubhouse and bleachers


6 The PelicanFriday, March 30, 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 writers 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 years delivery in Greater Pompano Beach; $95.40/per year including tax for others in the United States; call 954-783-8700 for rates abroad. 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 dOliveira, 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 13 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren To the Editor, In the March 23 edition of The Pelican there appeared an article regarding the Oakland Park facilities meeting. During that meeting I misspoke when responding to a question from the audience. I would like to clarify my response for the record. As part of our March 14 community meeting, I noted that the city had received a facility report in 2010 that concluded that many city facilities were sub-par, with major operational and structural deficiencies. At the meeting, a city resident inquired why the facilities had not been upgraded. My response to the question was an attempt to remind the questioner of the economic challenges that faced the city, and indeed the country, during the recession. In light of the poor economic conditions, the city was faced with difficult choices to ensure vital services were provided to the community even as financial conditions worsened. Measures were taken to reduce costs. These measures included wage freezes, pension plan changes, conversion of full-time positions to part-time, and the elimination of dozens of positions throughout the city. Over 60 positions were eliminated from 2007 to 2014. While layoffs did occur, many of these positions were eliminated through attrition. The intent of my response was to note that city administrations response to the 2010 facilities report should be viewed in the context of the challenges of the recessionary conditions that existed at that time, not in the more favorable economy that exists today. David Hebert, City Manager City of Oakland ParkCity manager says, I misspoke on facilities issueOakland ParkUnited States Harness Racing Writers Association (USHWA) members are accepting applications for its 2018 Allen J. Finkelson Scholarship Awards. The scholarship fund was established in memory of Hall of Famer Allen J. Finkelson, the former vice president of public relations at Pompano Park and longtime chairman of the board of the national USHWA organization. Preference for these scholarship awards will be given to a student majoring in journalism, communications or veterinarian related studies. Applicants must be a resident of the state of Florida and currently accepted or enrolled in a fully accredited college or university in the United States. Criteria for selection include community service, academic achievement, and leadership. Applicants must have demonstrated scholastic ability with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and show evidence of community service and leadership through certificates, awards and/or letters of commendation. Fully completed applications must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2018, for consideration of a July 2018 award. Recipients may reapply annually for a maximum of four years. Applications should be submitted/addressed to the Florida Chapter USHWA, Scholarship Committee, 3508 Sahara Springs Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33069. For more information or to receive an application on the internet, contact via e-mail to Thomas H. Hicks at or Steven Wolf at Steven Wolf, president of the Florida chapter of the United States Harness Racing Writers AssociationJournalism, communications, veterinarian scholarships open for high school seniors with 3.0 GPA Earth Month celebration includes beach cleanup, Arboretum plant sale, Apiary opening and tree giveawaysDeerfield Beach Residents of Deerfield Beach will celebrate Earth and Arbor Day in a different way this year. The city will host a series of events in all corners of the community throughout April beginning with a beach cleanup Sunday, April 8, 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should gather at the chickee hut at 71 SE 21 Ave and parking passes will be given to the first 50 who stay for the duration of the cleanup.Green, Grow, Bloom: An Arboretum CelebrationSaturday, April 14 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd. The Friends of the Arboretum will host a native plant sale at Constitution Park. The sale will be accompanied by arboretum tours and educational opportunities.DFBee Apiary Grand OpeningSaturday, April 21, 9 to 11 a.m., 401 SW 4 Street Deerfield Beach. In partnership with The Urban Beekeeper, the city will open its first honeybee apiary. The grand opening will include presentations from our sponsors and a variety of activities.Tree GiveawaySaturday April 28, 9 to 11 a.m., 401 SW 4 Street. The Citys annual tree giveaway will take place at Central City Campus and is open to Deerfield Beach residents only. For additional information, visit or call 954.480.1420.Easter Sunrise Service Christ Community Church, April 1 The Christ Community Church, 901 E McNab Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33060, will be holding the Easter Sunrise Service at 7.00 AM on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, in the Church Garden. Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Richard Hasselbach, will be conducting the service. All are invited. Call 954-943-3866.Easter egg hunt with re ghtersOakland Park Easter Egg Hunt -On Saturday, March 31, the Oakland Park Firefighters Benevolent Association will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt free to the public at Royal Palm Park at 1701 NW 38 St. in Oakland Park. At approximately 9:45 a.m., the Easter Bunny will arrive at the park in the fire engine kicking off the Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Children ages 12 and younger are invited to attend and must bring their own baskets or bags to hold the eggs. For more than 25 years, the Oakland Park Firefighters Benevolent Association has hosted the Easter Egg Hunt free of charge to children living in Oakland Park. The Benevolent Association also conducts fundraisers throughout the year. Call 954-240-4679.


The Pelican 7 Friday, March 30, Art exhibit PRIDE!, runs at the Broward Art Guild, gallery, 3280 NE 32 St., Fort Lauderdale through April 6. The exhibit, made possible through a grant from Pride Fort Lauderdale, contains more than 30 entries from area artists in a variety of media: paint, photography, collage, and decorative sculpture with found objects. They represent a range of subject matter related to the LGBTQ experience, from extremely private to exuberantly public expressions. One component of the exhibit is a 20-foot illustrated timeline, created by Stonewall National Museum & Archives, titled An American LGBT Century. It is a comprehensive chronology of events and personalities from the 1900s that will contribute to the education and understanding of viewers who are familiar with the topic as well as of those who have little knowledge of it. Gallery hours are: Wed, Fri, and Sat 12 to 9 p.m. and Thurs. 12 to 6 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Call 954-537-3370 or! exhibit traces history of LGBTQ community the city to close its pension program and join the Florida Retirement System [FRS]. Such a move, discussed two years ago, would reduce the employees contribution to three percent; the citys to 23 percent. What we are asking doesnt cost money, Sgt. Chris Oh said at a pension board meeting Monday night. You are truly facing a crises. Fix this immediately or the city wont be able to replace the force fast enough. The city is currently in contract negotiations with the fire department and how to transition to the FRS is one of the sticking points. Neither Mayor Glenn Troast nor City Adminstrator John Lavisky was willing to explain the particulars of that impasse. Police officers and firefighters filled the commission room Monday for a routine pension board meeting. The board approved the actuarial report but did not endorse the increase in the contribution. In fact, Troast said, I personally have no intention of going to the city commission and asking to raise the rates. An increase, if implemented, would not go into effect until October. But Oh is warning there could be severe consequences before that. No one will pay 21 percent, he said. People are pulling their personnel files, tired of waiting on the pension issue. The reality is if they dont fix this quickly, they wont be able to fill vacancies. The reality is BSO, Oh said. Several members of the police department echoed Ohs message. Police Officer Mike Tomasi wrote a letter in which he said, The last thing I would like to do is leave but the contribution is too high. We will see employees go elsewhere. And a speaker warned, Kicking this down the road until October wont fix it. There will be a mass exodus. No one will pay 22 percent. A business woman in the audience said, I will pay more if I have to, to keep my business safe. A website explaining the PensionContinued from page 1 issue in depth from the anonymous viewpoint of a writer who claims to be a police officer lays the blame on the failure to move to the FRS on the stigma of double dipping. At the meeting, Mayor Troast indicated the city is close to a firefighters contract. Its a process. It has moved in many directions, he said. That contract expired in October 2017. The police union contract is up for renewal this October, but the union sent a letter to the city Jan. 30 asking that negotiations begin in early February. According to Oh, the city has not responded to that request.


8 The PelicanFriday, March 30, Send your stories and photos to siren2415@ or call 954-783-8700. Business matters Dr. Abdon Borges welcomes Dr. Sanford Karsh, endocrinologist, to UniMed Health CareJohnny McCray honored by peers Pompano Beach Local attorney Johnny L. McCray, Jr., will be the 2018 recipient of the Harry Gulkin Award. By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach UniMed Health Care offers patients two convenient locations in Deerfield Beach. Dr. Abdon Borges is at the East office at 1500 E. Hillsboro Blvd., suite 201 in The Cove. Dr. Karsh is joining Dr. Virginia McIntosh, family practice, at the West office, 3501 West Drive, suite B, near Century Village. Dr. Karsh says, Were all employees of the company UniMed Health Care owned by Dr. Francisco Perez. The advantage of being part of this group is easy access for consulting, sharing knowledge and referrals to one another. We have our own patients. Ive been practicing for 41 years and I was attracted to the fellowship of this group. Dr. Borges nods in agreement. We both are doctors of internal medicine and we both handle a large geriatric population. Dr. Karsh specializes in diabetic and thyroid problems. Im connected to Broward Health North where I do all of our admissions and daily rounds. Dr. Virginia Mcintosh is at the West location handling a family practice. The three of us cover the medical field and though we each have our own practice, we have the opportunity to consult, exchange knowledge, experience and the like. Both doctors stress lifestyle over medication. Dr. Borges says, We believe in lifestyle modification over prescription intervention. Life expectancy has increased so much that 70 is now young. Men and women can enjoy life in their 80s and 90s if they follow a good lifestyle including exercise, proper diet and mental stimulation. Build in activities that engage you mentally and physically, Asked about drug abuse and the opioid epidemic, Dr. Karsh says, We have so many new and better drugs that can really help many conditions that our challenge is to prevent overuse. The old clich, If one helped so much, maybe two will make me even better is the kind of thinking that leads to trouble. He adds, Another problem is using other peoples medicine. A patient often turns to a friend saying, This drug helped me with the same problem. Try it and see. Using someone elses script can be dangerous. He concludes, We have to do a lot of patient education. Patients see drug ads on television and after listening to the possible side effects they are afraid to take a drug when it is prescribed. These side effects seldom occur but the drug companies are forced to list them. We monitor patients closely to be sure a given medication is doing what it is supposed to do. As an endocrinologist and an internist, Dr. Karsh also treats diabetes, thyroid and para thyroid issues. For diabetics he advises, Diet and exercise are very important in older adults diagnosed with type two diabetes. Those who follow our advice carefully can sometimes control the disease without medication. Watching ones weight and doing a lot of physical activity can make a big difference.The e ects of technologyThe countless benefits of technology are a given, but these doctors remind readers that the devices that they are so addicted to have turned the entire population into sedentary life styles creating obesity problems. Dr. Borges asks, What happened to recess in the school systems? What happened to outdoor play and outdoor sports? Too often both young and old are seen with hand-held devices that exercise nothing but fingers and thumbs. Our advice is ease up on the hands and use your feet.CredentialsDr. Sanford Karsh is an internist and endocrinologist affiliated with Broward Health North. He received his medical degree from University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical sciences and has been in practice for over 40 years. Dr. Abdon Borges: Graduate Degree: American University of Caribbean 1995; Residency: University of Miami 2000; Fellowship: University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital 2001; Undergraduate Degree: London Hospital Medical College 1994. Languages: English, Spanish, French. Affiliated with Broward Health North. In practice for over 17 years. Office hours Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To reach Dr. Borges, call 954-637-3000. To reach Dr. Karsh, call 954-4261000.Dr. Abdon Borges [Right] welcomes Dr. Sanford Karsh to UniMed Health Care. Dr. Karsh will be in the west of ce at 3501 West Drive, Suite B, near Century Village in Deer eld Beach. Dr. Borges is at the east of ce at 1500 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Suite 201in the Cove Shopping Center in Deer eld Beach. [Courtesy] The award, named for the late Broward County criminal defense lawyer and judge, is the highest honor presented by the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys [BACDL]. Since its inception in 1991, each year the BACDL board recognizes a member of the bar who embodies integrity, gentility and is of the highest quality. According to the BACDL, the recipient is widely viewed in the profession not only as a mentor, but a friend. The recipient raises the standard, and the defense bar is made better because the honoree is a member. A native to Pompano Beach, Attorney McCray has been in private practice for over 35 years, following a short tenure in the Palm Beach County Public Defenders Office. He has been involved in a number of high-profile criminal cases and civil rights matters in South Florida. He is a 1981 graduate of Howard University Law School and a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University. McCray is a member of the steward board of Bethel AME Church-Pompano Beach; serves as assistant coach and team administrator of Boyd Anderson High School; motivational speaker for students in Broward County and a member of the Broward chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. He is married to Karen. They have four children: Lauren, Johnny, III., Arlen and Amber. I am deeply grateful for this award, said McCray. It is an honor to be recognized and acknowledged by my peers. As the successor to so many outstanding colleagues, I am proud to be the recipient of the Gulkin award. McCray will be the second African-American recipient of the Harry Guilkin Award to be presented on April 26 at Pier 66 Hotel & Marina. Johnny McCray


The Pelican 9 Friday, March 30, Learn the basics to deal with disasters, Join Pompano Fire Rescue for CERTPompano Beach Fire Rescue will be conducting Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes beginning April 12. Classes are held every Thursday for eight consecutive weeks from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Fire Rescue Training. CERT training is free. CERT is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) nationwide training program that educates citizens, business owners and students in the event of a disaster. The classes offer information and interactive training on several important aspects of emergency management. CERT classes teach disaster preparedness response skills such as how to identify and anticipate hazards, extinguish small fires, conduct light search and rescue, assist emergency responders, apply basic medical techniques and learn to reduce hazards in the home and workplace. There are no examinations required to successfully pass this program, however skills will be measured through practical exercises. Through the course, students will learn lifesaving skills that will prepare them to assist their families and the community during the first critical hours after a disaster. At the conclusion of the program, students will receive a certificate and become a member of the Pompano Beach Community Emergency Response Team. For more information and to register, visit the CERT page in the Citys website www. or call 954-786-4510.Dont Forget to Check out our Pompano Beach Take Me HomeHi. My name is Shelley and Im a gorgeous Siamese Mix. I was rescued from a kill shelter by Florida Humane Society. Im only 2 years old and Im very calm and loving. I have been spayed and Im up to date on my shots and now Im ready to be adopted.Meet ShelleyMeet me at the shelter: 3870 North Powerline Road, Pompano Beach. Hours: Thursday thru Sunday, Noon to 4pm. Questions: 954974-6152


10 The PelicanFriday, March 30, Now o cially on sale at your local Publix/ Walgreen stores 10 cents at checkout Thank you, Pelican Readers Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people making a difference. Phylliss book, China Dahl, is available on Call 954-7838700. Making a Di erence Deer eld BeachClassic cars, classic fun Saturday at Oveta McKeithenThe Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with Toyota of Deerfield Beach and Hendrick Honda, presents the first annual Classic Cars, Cruising Tunes event Saturday, April 7 at Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, 445 SW 2 Street., 1 to 6 p.m.. This free, family-friendly event combines a car show with water field day activities providing an atmosphere for all ages. A deejay will provide the music. Winners will be awarded for cars in the following categories: Best Old-School, All Original, Best Custom, and Best Race Car. Multiple large inflatables with water features will be available for the younger crowd to enjoy throughout the duration of the event. For more information, call 954-480-4481.Bees at the center of the buzz at the Doreen Gauthier Lighthouse Point Library 39th volunteer luncheon By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFEach time Library Director Christy Keyesplans her theme for the famous annual volunteer luncheon, the guests are awed by her creativity. This year, the invitations, created by the teen advisory committee read: BEEcause our volunteers do a HONEY of a job, join us for the 39th celebration luncheon. The illustration featured a honeycomb with 3-dimension bees pasted on. On arrival at the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club on March 15, the guests including a BUZY BEEHIVE of volunteers found gifts of a 1-oz jar of honey and BEEZY bookmarks at each place setting. Large bee balloons floated around the ceiling and of course a bee buzzed on the Honey Bunch floral centerpieces at each table while worker bees dotted the tablecloths. Norman Danzis provided a piano background as guests arrived, took their seats and chatted. After the Rev.Mark Andrew Jones gave the blessing, Keyes took the podium to thank her staff, Cathy Anthony, Pam Eldana, Barbara Stiles and Jackie Rodriguez and her over 90 volunteers, for their time, gifts and talent that keep this hometown library the meet and greet jewel of Lighthouse Point. Keyes had some impressive statistics to relay. Last year 41,272 materials were circulated. Over 5,256 adults and kids attended 515 library programs. The boards had two book sales, put new policies in place, did outreach at city events and installed over $35,000 in donated items to the library. Ninety-one volunteers gave over 9,447 hours to the library, valued at $214,446.90. For federal and state grant funding purposes, the value of one volunteer hour in Florida in 2016 was $22.70. These impressive statistics garnered loud applause from the crowd. On hand to show their appreciation for the volunteers hard work and dedication were Mayor Glenn Troast and his wife, Marjorie, City Commissioners Jason Joffe, Sandy Johnson and Mike Long and wife, Linda Jean. The 39th annual library volunteer appreciation lunch at the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club on March 15 was a huge success.Commissioner Van Buskirk was represented by his wife Christine. The Advisory and Friends Boards were represented by Tory Anderson, Carolyn Bergamini, Donna Cohen, Ruth Ann Fleming, Doreen Gauthier, Susie Gordon, Michele Greene, Linda Hinkle, Suzanne Marquette-Director, Christy Keyes created a beeg success with her Buzzing Bee theme. Pam Bueller and Sandy Whipple shared their birthdays at the volunteer luncheon. Esposito, Pam Sargent and Marjorie Troast. After lunch photographs were taken and certificates of appreciation given to each volunteer who left recommitted to continue doing a Honey of a job. Volunteers are always welcome. Call 954-946-6398. Movies at the Great Lawn [Intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and Pompano Beach Boulevard] take place on first Fridays of every month. Movies begin at 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and enjoy a featured presentation under the stars at the Great Lawn. This is a free, familyfriendly event. Due to daylight savings time, movies will begin at 8 p.m. Upcoming movies are April 6, Despicable Me 3 and May 4, Sing For more information, call 954-786-4111 or visit the Citys website at www. movies at beach Great LawnPompano Beach


The Pelican 11 Friday, March 30, actions. Adeidy has owned the 55-year-old fish market for 17 years but was unaware that the $9.4 million in improvements to Hillsboro Blvd. would impact her store. Notices about the project went to the property owner who is elderly and lives out of state, she said, and she was never notified. Last week she was buoyed by support from Mayor Bill Ganz who had asked FDOT to reconsider and an outside chance road officials would find a solution. This week, she learned no redesign is possible. To make matters worse, one of her suppliers who delivers her product in a large semitruck has suggested she meet him somewhere to offload the goods. I dont have a truck [for hauling] and Im not going to buy one, she said. Semis traveling east cannot easily make the U-turn at Dixie Highway to get to her store and some drivers are now exiting I-95 in Boca Raton and driving south on Dixie Highway and then west to her location at 131 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Jonathan Overton, assistant district traf c operations engineer with FDOT, says the traf c light at NW 2 Avenue is the crux of the matter. Installed several years ago to aid pedestrians crossing the six-lane boulevard, closing NW 1 Terrace was always in the plan, he said t his week. Before that, there was no pedestrian crossing between Martin Luther King Avenue and Dixie Highway, a distance of some eight blocks. That factor drove the need for a pedestrian signal at this location. So many pedestrians had been struck by cars, he said. In conjunction with the push-button signal, better street lighting was installed and trees blocking the lighting were trimmed. Had the left-turn lane going east remained in place, Overton said because of the light it would have had to be made longer which would have created a dangerous queue. All of this doesnt change Adeidys mind that she is being unfairly impacted. I will get a lawyer. What choice do I have? she asked. PopsContinued from page 11


12 The PelicanFriday, March 30, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea swearing-in marks new era in small town By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLauderdale-By-The-Sea -The newlyelected mayor and two commissioners were sworn in at a special town commission meeting Tuesday. Taking the oath of office were Mayor Chris Vincent and commissioners Edmund Malkoon and Randolph Strauss, both elected without opposition. Vincent defeated former commissioner Mark Brown in the March 13 municipal election. Elliot Sokolow, re-elected to a second four-year term, was on a vacation and will be sworn in upon his return. He beat political novice Alan Bluestein. Thanks to the voters who put their faith and trust in me, Vincent said. And for those who didnt vote for me, I will work hard to gain your faith and trust. Vincent said he and his family knocked on many doors during the campaign and heard residents concerns about parking, lighting and the need to continue beautification efforts in town. We will keep making this town better and better, Vincent noted. Here we go. Its been an honor to serve for eight years as commissioner and a greater honor to serve as mayor for the next two. Malkoon was appointed in January as an interim commissioner to fill Browns seat after he resigned. He said the commission has many pressing items to attend to and has a good team to address them. He thanked his friends and family for their love and support, adding that he was missing one special person who he wished was in the front row. But I know shes here in spirit. He referred to his mother Rosalie who died in December. Strauss thanked staff for explaining the workings of the town. I love this community and look forward to the next four years, he said. The new commission appointed Sokolow as vice mayor. Sasser, who served eight years on the commission, was recognized for ushering in a new era of political civility. A town-issued proclamation noted he was instrumental in the development of the East and West Commercial Boulevard streetscape and drainage projects. He was careful to safeguard tax dollars and championed protecting nearshore coral reefs. Brown, who served on the commission for six years, was recognized for championing important environmental and transportation issues. He represented the town on the Metropolitan Planning Organization [MPO] and with the Florida League of Cities. He lobbied the MPO to prioritize funding for the El Mar Drive Greenway project and persuaded the town to sponsor a Veterans Day ceremony. He was a strong supporter of the Community Center. His leadership in protecting the beach resulted in 70,000 sea oats being planted. New commissioners, Randolph Strauss, Edmund Malkoon and new mayor, Chris Vincent take their oaths. [Staff photo] Have an event for our CALENDAR? Email


The Pelican 13 Friday, March 30, Palm Aire-Cypress Bend Democratic Club will hold its meeting April 2 at 7 p.m. at the Herb Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach Speaker is Florida House Representative Patricia Hawkins-Williams. Her committee assignments in the Florida House of Representatives include: Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee and Pre-K to 12 Innovation Subcommittee. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 954-3288040. Democrats host state representativeFlorida House Representative Patricia Hawkins-Williams.Mark Your CalendarsGumbo Limbo Nature CenterApril 7-20, 2018 Program Schedule www.gumbolimbo.orgLittle WondersJoin 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). Date and Time: 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. 561-544-8605.Nature DetectivesWhys the sky blue? Why are plants green? Whats inside an egg? What does it all mean? There is no end to a childs questions! Become a nature detective with your novice naturalist as we investigate the mysteries of the world around us. Reservations recommended(561) 544-8615 or online at; walk-ins welcome based on availability. Ages: 5-7 with an adult (no charge for adult). Date and Time: Saturday, See GUMBO on page 14


14 The PelicanFriday, March 30, Deer eld BeachBourbon replaces beer at music festival; Drake White performingQuiet Water Park is the venue of the citys revamped country music festival. Last year beer was the drink of choice. Now the event has been upgraded to samplings of some of the best bourbon in America. Renamed Boots and Bourbon, the festival features music by country star Drake White, a test of agility astride a mechanical bull, food and arts and crafts. It all gets underway Saturday, Apr. 14, noon to 9 p.m. White newest album, Spark, is number one on iTunes Top Country Albums chart. The Alabama native has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and Billboard as one of the countrys hot new artists to watch. Also planned, a classic car show sponsored by JM Family, 11 a.m. to 3 -p.m; And KISS Country radio will broadcast from the event. Tasting tickets are available through the citys Facebook page. Entrance to Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road, costs $1.50, but parking is free. The city is providing free parking and shuttle to the park at the Main Beach Parking Lot, 149 SE 21 Ave. The shuttle will run 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 954-480-4429, April 7, 11:30 am-12:30 pm Cost per child: Member $5, Non-member $8 Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd Boca Raton FL 33432. (561) 544-8605.Eco-HourJoin us monthly for an hour of family learning with guest speakers from different venues as they present information about Floridas wildlife and ecosystems and delight us with special exhibits. These presentations are FREE. Meet in the Amphitheater (by the Butterfly Garden). Ages: All ages. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations not required. Date and Time: Thursdays, April 12, 1 to 2 p.m. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd Boca Raton. 561-544-8605.Seining the LagoonWading in the Intracoastal Waterway just behind Gumbo Limbo, we catch (and release) fish, shrimp, crabs, and more! With hand-held dip nets and large seine nets, get up close and personal with our local marine life. Closed toed shoes required (old sneakers or water shoes; no sandals). Bring a change of clothes and towel. Reservations recommended 561-544-8615 or online at; walk-ins welcome based on availability. Ages: 10-adult; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult. Date and Time: Saturday, April 14, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Cost per person: Member $7, Non-member $10 Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd Boca Raton. 561-544-8605. GumboContinued from page 13


The Pelican 15 Friday, March 30, Those with occupancy greater than eight can apply for grandfathering, but the house must have more than four bedrooms. Owners must still comply with the rest of the ordinance and with existing city codes. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to register, said Jennifer Frastai,director, engineering and community development. Owners will first be sent courtesy letters about the new ordinance and then have 30 days to register online or from an iphone. A home inspection is required in the first six months after the new law goes into effect. Commissioners also approved a fee schedule. Cost of the initial application is $250; inspections cost $150. Annual renewal fee is $100, re-inspection cost is $75. The initial application fee was compared to other cities. Wilton Manors and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea charge $750, Hollywood, $500 and Fort Lauderdale $350. The city plans to contract with a monitoring firm. The firm will take snapshots of the homes to help determine how often they are rented and how many people are there. A 24-7 hotline will be provided where photos and videos can be uploaded to show problems. Homeowners who dont register the properties could be referred to code enforcement. Numerous residents addressed the commission, including many who said the registration fees are too low and a number who didnt like the grandfathering clause. One long-time resident said hed like to see all property owners have to follow the same guidelines. And he would like to see more than fines for violators, suggesting suspensions. Another resident said, Im glad youre doing something, but youre selling yourself short with fees. They should be the same as other cities. If they cant afford the fees, they cant afford to rent and maintain the house. I loathe the grandfathering clause, said resident William Perez. It perpetuates illegal bedrooms and allows shady people to continue. He said harsh fees and penalties are needed for violators. These are businesses. I cant open a hair salon in my home. Why can my neighbor open a motel in his home? Perez added. There cant be homes like this next to our homes, said resident Jasmine Betances. She said at the home next to hers the college students are drinking all night and then trying to get in her home because they dont know where they are. Betances said with rents at $400 a night, they dont care if they pay a fine. They make a lot of money. Were creating a neighborhood that is not safe for children, another resident said, noting that some renters are exposing themselves and urinating in the canal. This is a registration ordinance. Its not intended to shut down vacation rentals, said City Attorney DJ Doody. State law prohibits the city from doing that. Commissioner John Adornato said, The fee structure is too modest. It will make Oakland Park more appealing for vacation rentals. I feel very strongly about that. Commissioner Matthew Sparks and Mayor Tim Lonergan agreed the fees are too low. Doody said when code violations are issued, the fine for a first offense could be $250 a day. A repeat offense could be up to $500 a day. BSO District Chief Al Hubrig said this ordinance allows police to get at the core of the problem. We need a tool to hold the owners accountable. Doody said the comments of residents resonate with him too, and he will look at other tools to address the concerns, such as creating records of public nuisances. We will look at alternate means of enforcement to gain some control over properties that are having an adverse impact on neighborhoods, he said. Short rentalsContinued from page 1 Pelican Classi eds Work Call 954-783-8700


16 The PelicanFriday, March 30, A Time to speak; A Time to Listen Earlier this month when Pompano Beach High School students marched on city hall, Mayor Lamar Fisher went to meet them. The range of their voices oscillated from innocent fear to stark anger. But they had the oor; Mayor Fisher listened and handed out water. When Fisher took the microphone, he did it to hand to the next speaker, and he kept listening. [Staff photos] On March 24, an estimated 35,000 people gathered in Parkland for the March For Our Lives event, to rally for progressive gun control legislation and to honor the victims of the Feb.14 shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The event began at Pine Trails Park with a series of speeches and musical performances by Stoneman Douglas High School students and teachers who had survived the attack. They pleaded that schools and communities remain safe from gun violence. Many marchers left their signs and other memorials along the fence line at the high school. The Parkland event coincided with the national March For Our Lives event in Washington D.C., organized primarily by students from Stoneman Douglas, which drew nearly one million marchers, along with over 800 satellite demonstrations held around the world.A Time to March; A Time to Remember


The Pelican 17 Friday, March 30, Howard Nolan (the big man) powers a pitch over the center fielders head. By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach They have more fun than ballplayers should, but thats what keeps them coming out to Pioneer Park three times a week Softball is just part of the fun for Over 50 players league for this citys recreational Over 50 Softball League. According to Rob Glassberg, who photographs the action, jokes on the eld are as common as y balls and although everyone hurts, when they get a hit, they feel great. The league is at its fullest now, about 30 players every game, but Glassberg said their ranks are dwindling as the snowbirds depart. So for anyone who aspires to become one of the boys of summer, its a good time to get back into the game. Last week, the league celebrated the 63rd birthday of Howard Noland, one of their regulars who has been playing since 2008. According to Glassberg, Noland had a good day at the plate and was given a momentoa photograph of himself at bat signed by all his teammates. Noland hits from the right side and with his rocket line drives, puts fear into whoever is playing third base. Nicknamed the Big Man, Glassberg says Noland is not shy about arguing a close call or a rule he disputes. Noland, who had 27 years as a Deer eld Beach re ghter, is also well known for being the husband of Peggy, a former mayor of Deer eld Beach. To make the day special, Noland bought pizza for all the players, something he does several times a year. And the players wished him many more line drives to third. The Over 50 softballers play Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at Pioneer Park, 9:30 a.m. To join in or for more information, call League President Denis Tranchida, 954-647-1621. Dues are $40 annually.Pioneer Park is home to these Over-50 players three days a week. [Robert Glassberg photos]


18 The Pelican Friday, March 30, 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 artists every 3 months. Monday Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Call 954673-8137.AuditionsThe Broward Womens 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.Books4/23, 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 Womens 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 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 Center, 800 SW 36th Ave, Pompano Beach with Marjory Lyons. Classes are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 954249-1333.Clubs/Groups4/9 The Pompano Beach Garden Club meets Monday, April 9 at 12:30 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 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. 4/16 Retired Educators Social Club meets at noon at See CALENDAR on page 19Stratford Court, 6343 Via de Sonrisa Del Sur, Boca Raton. David Papier will discuss travels to Brazil. Call 954-2556360. Free and open to the public. Community Presbyterian Church of Deer eld Beach hosts Prime Timer Seniors 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 the Wilton Manors Womans Club, 600 NE 21 Ct., Wilton


The Pelican 19 Friday, March 30, Nancy Robin, CEO and Director of Broward Habitat for Humanity, said later that the drainage project will be an upgrade from the original plans of retention ponds. She added that the project will also be piped for reuse water when it becomes available to that area. Mayor Lamar Fisher applauded Harrisons work to pitch in on the Rick and Rita Case project. Backyards would have been ditches that could fill up with water. We want the drainage out of the back yards and through a drainage system. This is better for our residents. Robin says the work will delay the home-building four to six months before the vertical work can begin. The $18 million Habitat project will be a gated community with open access; plans for a playground on the property are underway. Commissioner Sobel lined up with the majority saying the project was important . for our community for number of reasons. It is a quality [and] affordable project. Residents who live there will benefit citywide. It could still be built the way it had been planned, but this enhances the quality for years to come.No free homesTo qualify for a Habitat home, applicants must have jobs and earn enough funds to make mortgage payments. Habitat is the zero-percent mortgage holder. Applicants not only help on the worksite as the homes go up, they must also attend one year of workshops to study finance, goal-setting and other classes that empower them to get and keep their homes. Robin pointed out that Broward County is 70,000 units shy of affordable housing. She adds that Broward County is a costburdened county when it comes to home ownership. percent of a persons salary is used for home ownership. According to some research, the cost of owning a home, including insurance and taxes, should not exceed 30 percent. Habitat for Humanity two-story homes similar to the home pictured will become familiar sights in Northwest Pompano Beach. [Courtesy] HabitatContinued from page 1Manors. 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 Womans Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Pompano Beach Womans 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 to learn about plants, owers, nature, conservation and all related matters. No garden necessary. Visitors welcome. 954-942-1639.Events4/7 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 Gumbo Limbo, a great place to explore; aquariums, trails, gardens and moreMake a craft, meet an animal, take in the scene. Reservations recommended 561-544-8615 or online at; CalendarContinued from page 18


20 The Pelican Friday, March 30, 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. 4/12 Food Truck event at Shoppes of Beacon Light, 2400 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point 5 -9 p.m. Kids activities, live music and more. Proceeds bene t Lighthouse Points playground. 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 954-201-2601. 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-Sunrise beach servicesAn estimated 500 people are expected to turn out for the Community Church of Lauderdale-By-The-Seas Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday starting at 7 a.m. at the Towns Beach Pavilion and Ocean Plaza (Commercial Boulevard at the beach). The annual Easter Sunrise Service dates back 66 years; the rst Easter Sunrise event in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea was held in 1952. The event this Sunday is from 7 to 8 a.m. For more information, please contact Rev. Fred Powell at the Community Church at 954-776-5530. His e-mail is 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. North Regional College Library -Thursdays Digital Downloads Open House. Access and download the librarys free books and more. Noon to 1 p.m. 954-201-2601.Music3/ 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 -7411010.4/3 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 available for purchase. Call 954-390-2130.NatureNights at the Observatory. Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m. Buehler Observatory Broward College A. Hugh Adams CalendarContinued from page 19Central 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. See CALENDAR on page 21


The Pelican 21 Friday, March 30, CHURCH DIRECTORY City to free chlorinate water systemPompano Beach Utilities Department personnel will begin a free chlorination treatment of its entire distribution system on Monday, April 2 and continue through April 30. During the free chlorination process, the disinfection portion of the water treatment process will change from using chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine) to using free chlorine. Residents may experience a slight change in both the taste and smell of the water. The water will remain safe to drink, to use for cooking, to bathe in and for other uses. After this chlorine treatment is completed, the city will return to its normal method of disinfection using chloramines. This change in the disinfection process will be performed in compliance with all applicable Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Broward County Health Department regulations. Some cautions should be takenPersons currently undergoing dialysis or with a compromised immune system should consult their health care provider prior to this disinfection process change to determine whether this change will affect their treatment. In addition, anyone who has a sh tank or pond, including grocery stores and restaurants with lobster tanks and sh containers at bait shops, that uses city water should contact a pet or aquarium professional to determine the need for any adjustments to their aquarium treatment procedures during this chlorine treatment change. During this period the Utilities Department will also be ushing re hydrants throughout the city. DiscolorationThere may be periods of discolored water that will be temporary. Run faucets until the water clears up. This chlorine treatment is being performed as a routine maintenance measure. Questions about the Citys Free Chlorination Water Line Maintenance are directed to 954-7864637.Save your dime and get a free subscription of The Pelican. Visit and your Pelican arrives in your email every Friday. 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 www. 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 Doubles 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 perCalendarContinued from page 20 See CALENDAR on page 25


22 The Pelican Friday, March 30, 2018 Time Share WeeksPompano Beach Canada House. 1B/1Ba. Oceanfront. Sleeps six. Weeks 11,12, 13 deeded. Email gilbro97@ Visit our website! Updated EVERY FRIDAYwww. The Pelican Classi eds Work 954-783-8700CLASSIFIED 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 Furnished studios BOCA/ DEERFIELD $199/week and up -$39/Daily -$699/ Month and up. Furnished studios Utilities Paid. Call 954-934-3195Musicians WantedThe Fort Lauderdale Symphonic Winds will be accepting new members during the months of April and May. Openings are for clarinet, percussion, saxaphone, bassoon and trumpet. Join us and play some challenging and fun music. Rehearsals are on Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. at the American Legion Post 222, Oakland Park. Call Jim at 954647-0700. Condos for RentPompano 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. Parking for one car. Wonderful Neighbors. #Leisureville. $1,100/Mo Plus Util. Call 917-544-0771. Pompano Beach Condos for Rent. 1/1 or 1/2. One-half block to beach/Intracoastal. Fully furnished and equipped. Pool, Laundry, Private Parking. No Pets/Smoking. Weekly/ Monthly. $1,195/per mth. + 12% Tourist Pack + Electric. One month Refundable Security. 954-993-3682. Apartments for RentPompano ICW area, 1/1, utilities incl., yearly rental. $1100/Mo. F/L/S. No pets. 954-415-8838. Room/Apt WantedGentleman, very quiet, cable, A/C. $550-$600 per Mo. 754399-7410.Pompano ICW area, Studio, available now, utilities incl., private entrance. $850 mo. Annual Rental. F/L/S. No pets. 954-415-8838. Apartment to ShareGreenpoint, 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. Open HousePompano Beach 801 N Riverside Dr, #8A, OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, March 31. 11:30 till 2:30. A piece of heaven yours to enjoy! 2bed/2bath, 1st oor, corner unit, direct intracoastal, washer/dryer inside, shows like a model. Camille Hall, Balistreri Realty. 954-254-2085. Condos for Sale Condos for SaleCoral Springs 2/2 condo 1250 SF, $169K, 24 hr. Security, Amenities. D J Persing Broker/ Owner 440 829 3420. Lauderdale-by-The-Sea 4050 N Ocean Drive. DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!!! CLOSE TO EVERYTHING! $179,000 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. 954260-6552. 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. Mobile Home for SaleTIDEWATER ESTATES. 55+ Community. 2/2 doublewide, furnished, very clean, move-in condition. $32,000. Also, Very Special Deal, 2/2. Furnished. Doublewide. $9,500. 754-3011975. 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@ aol.comServicesBOOKKEEPING SERVICE Certified QuickBooks. ProAdvisor. Reasonable Rates. Personable & Reliable. Small Business. Nonprofit, or Personal Call Patrick: 561-544-8110. 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 EmploymentAre 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-profits, schools and hospitals. This on-the-job training can then be used as a bridge to find employment outside of the program. To participate, you must be: age 55 or older; unemployed and seeking employment; qualified as low income To apply, please call 954-858-5884 or visit the SCSEP office at 2901 W Cypress Creek Road, Suite 116, Fort Lauderdale. Call CenterPart-Time renewing magazines 2:30-7:00pm, phone sales, closers needed, E. Sunrise Blvd, across from Galleria Mall 954767-6022. 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 Earn Holiday Money Now! $252/ PT and $400+/FT. Must own car. Read and speak English. Call Annas Housekeeping 954-7355330. CleaningEmerald Cleaning. 25 Years in business. Home Office English Speaking Hand Scrubbed Floors, Supplies. 3 hours for $60. Use how you wish. 954-524-3161. 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. Roberts Antiques. 954-295-6808. Misc. for SaleEverything must go!! Girls 10 speed bike, Calloway Golf Clubs plus miscellaneous golf equipment. Fishing equipment, coolers, gas cans, outboard motor equipment, cowboy boots, Gumball Machine Memorabilia, tools, lawn equipment, pewter ware, cast iron fry pan, mounted turkey, many mounted fish. Dock Rental. 954-943-3330. Yard ServicesTREE SERVICES AND STUMP GRINDING. We do anything in your yard. FREE ESTIMATES 25 years, Broward and The Palm Beaches. Lic. #05C-1500006028 Insured. Call Brian at 954-675-5814.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. Licensed and Insured for Condo approval. Call for your FREE ESTIMATE. 954-380-1035. Garage Space WantedGarage wanted Pompano, for small SUV, May to Nov. Call 954-946-1839, leave msg. Furniture and Misc. for SalePompano Beach Pool, porch furniture, white PVC, turquoise/plaid upholstery. Table with six chairs, 2 recliners with foot rests. End table. Standing light xture. Excellent condition. $675.00. Call 845-527-9802 or 954788-2685. Misc. for SaleMobile chair for disabled person. Near new. Charger and cover included. Cost $2,500 new. Come see and make offer. Call 954-638-9656. 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. 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 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. TURNKEY. 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 CARSWELL 954242-4260 PLS CALL FOR A VIEWING ATLANTIC PROPERTIES INT. INC. PJBYTHESEAREALTOR@ COMCAST.NET. POMPANO BEACH A1A Beautiful 2bed/2bath corner condo in well maintained building. Deeded direct access to beach. Kitchen and baths tastefully updated w/ custom tiling, granite, and stainless steel appliances. Pet friendly (20 lbs). Furnished or unfurnished. $275,000. MLS #F10105299. 718-689-3255. Pompano Beach 3200 NE 7 Ct., 1B/1Ba. Beach Access. Nice location. Pool. W/D. Grill. $118,000. No agents. Call 231652-1337.Pompano Beach On the beach, 2b/2ba, remodeled at $439,000. 954-292-7474. LIVE ON THE BEACH! 2/2, 9TH FLOOR WITH S/E OCEAN VIEW. OWNER MOTIVATED. $285,000. CASH SALE PREFERRED. 954-785-1193. NO AGENTS!!


The Pelican 23 Friday, March 30, Personal ServicesNeed a ride somewhere? Call Bob. Want to learn basic computer skills? Call Bob. Reasonable rates. 954-254-6221. Home Repair ServicesMikes Handyman Service Call Today! Fix Today! Fans, Lights, Drywall Patching, Soffits, Facia, Carpentry, Painting, Garage Clean-outs 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 Alzheimers 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. DanceLine 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.Board GamesPlay 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. 954942-2448. 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 954-942-6410. 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. Shuffleboard Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at McNab Park, 2250 E. Atlantic Blvd. 954-786-4111.


24 The Pelican Friday, March 30, Wynter Foster Miss Delta Doll 2017Andria Ammons, Lyric McCutheon, Tandra Balloon, and Carolyn Courtney Abriyana McGowan Aubrey Moreland Kyanna Waldo. Lyric McCutheon 2018 Little Miss Delta Doll. Serenity Moreland Tandra Balloon 2018 Miss Delta Doll.Delta Dolls build self-esteem, grace and composure By Michael dOliveiraPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach College is over a decade away for the girls in the 2018 Delta Dolls program. But its never too early to take steps on that path. Thats what this is all about getting to college. It shows them what they can do, said former state representative Gwyn Clarke-Reed. Organized by the North Broward County Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, of which Clarke-Reed is a member, Delta Dolls aims to promote leadership skills, high self-esteem and moral character in the girls, ages 3 to 10, who participate. To help achieve those goals, the girls took on a fundraiser for scholarships to be handed out in May by Delta Sigma Theta; completed workshops on etiquette, grace, poise and posture and wrote positive af rmations about themselves to build self-esteem. They made dolls to build up their self-image. The money was raised by selling ads in a booklet printed by Delta Sigma Theta. This pageant will provide scholarships for high school students in the community for college admission. The girls participated in fundraising activities by selling different size ads for See DELTA DOLLS on page 27


The Pelican 25 Friday, March 30, Crawdebauchery made us all Cajuns for a DayPompano Beach Scott Trabedeaux split a ve-pound bucket of boiled Louisiana craw sh with his anc, Leuisa Hernandez, at the CrawDebauchery Food & Music Festival. But he said he could have easily eaten more. I could eat ten pounds of this myself. Held March 24 in Community Park, CrawDebauchery is a celebration of all things Louisiana the music, food, spirits, and people. Along with boiled craw sh, there were bands from Louisiana and other parts of the country, activities for children, and vendors serving daiquiris, red beans and rice, Louisiana oysters, jambalaya, beignets, and more. Yall enjoy yourselves and have a good time. Thats what NahLeans is all about, Otis Cadillac, of the Otis Cadillac and the El Dorados R&B Revu, told the crowd. [Photos by Michael dOliveira]Lydia Yerdon and Jayne Balta Otis Cadillac of The Otis Cadillac and the El Dorados R&B Revu. Raymond Redneck Grigsby with steaming cray sh son. 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.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.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 Deereld 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 See CALENDAR on page 27 CalendarContinued from page 21


26 The Pelican Friday, March 30, 2018Big Mahi!Earlier this week we caught some big mahi-mahi! We found a weed line 35 miles offshore. The shing should only get better over the next 30 days for mahi. We were trolling Ballyhoo and Bonita strips at 7 knots along the weed line when we saw this big bull dolly feeding in the weeds. As soon as we passed the patch of weeds, he came barreling in on the bait. If you get a chance run off shore to nd one of these big trophies. Fishing report


The Pelican 27 Friday, March 30, a souvenir booklet to family, friends, and local businesses. The Delta Doll Motto is to empower, little girls to dream big, inspire little girls to embrace who they are and transform little girls to become great women with a vision, wrote Andria Ammons, chairperson of the Delta Dolls pageant held on March 24 at the E. Pat Larkins Center. During the pageant, which included a red carpet, Lyric McCutheon was crowned Little Miss Delta Doll 2018 and TAndra Balloon was crowned Miss Little Delta Doll 2018. Latonia Burton said shes glad her daughter, Balloon, went through the program and learned theres more to life. McCutheons mother, Tirzah Williams, said the program taught her daughter and the other girls to be more about themselves and more aware of the community and the things that go on. Visit for more information on signing up a child for Delta Dolls. Delta DollsContinued from page 24 4/12 Florida Trail Association meets at Fern Forest Park, 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek at 7:15 p.m. Guest speaker is Ann Wiley, lecturer and Road Scholars guide. Wiley will discuss ways to create living space for songbirds. The Florida Trail Association helps maintain and promote the Florida National Scenic Trail and provides an opportunity for hiking and camping in Florida. Call 954-609-4727. 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 disabilities, 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. MondaysIn 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. TuesdaysRotary Club of Oakland Park/Wilton Manors meets on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Carusos 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 Galuppis on the Green, 1103 N Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Call 954-253-6251. WednesdaysNights at the Observatory 7 to 10 p.m. Buehler Observatory. Broward College, Central Campus 3501 SW. Davie Road. Davie. Experts guide you in locating the moon, stars and nebulae (weather permitting). Free and open to the public. Call 954-201-6681.ThursdaysAgape 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 954-9414843. FridaysRotary Club of Pompano Beach meets on Fridays at noon at Galuppis on the Green, 1103 N Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-7863274.VolunteerBroward Center for the Performing Arts seeks ushers to welcome patrons and help them find their seats. The Center offers a threehour course for training. Call 954-468-2684.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 954-7658950 Sexual Assault Hotline 954-761-RAPE CalendarContinued from page 25


28 The Pelican Friday, March 30, By Brady NewbillPELICAN WRITERDoes it take theater magic to draw an audience into the story? Yeah. And the actors love it. Few performances embody such a spirit quite like Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Its the tale of a transgender rock star from East Berlin who has endured a lifetime of traumas and debauchery: some heartbreaking; some hilarious. Part burlesque show, part musical, part rock concert, and part coming-of-age story, this cult classic is in full swing at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center now through April 8. Written by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, Hedwig originally opened Off-Broadway in 1998 and has since spawned productions around the world and a critically acclaimed lm version in 2001. This production is being staged by South Floridas Outre Theatre Group, that has previously brought productions of classics such as American Idiot and George Orwells to the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. In Hedwig, John Cameron Boundary-pushing musical Hedwig rocks Pompano Beach Cultural CenterMitchell has crafted a beautifully awed character, explains Skye Whitcomb, Outrs artistic director and director Hedwig. Shes funny and foulmouthed, tragic and touching, and wonderfully, wonderfully human, says Whitcomb. In the title role is Mike Westrich, whose proli c credits include roles in touring productions of Little Shop of Horrors, Rent and The Whos Tommy. Westrich brings energy to the stage as Hedwig, showcasing a wide range of emotions, crowd pleasing antics, rock star vocals and a superb ability to improvise and interact with the audience. Westrich, who previously starred in Outres production of Thrill Me, is accompanied by a dynamic rock band, dubbed The Angry Inch and co-star Kat Gold in the role of Yitzkah, whose few moments in the spotlight absolutely steal the show. Combining a compelling story of heartbreak and perseverance, irreverent humour, infectious music, and a new element of audience interaction and timely cultural references, Outre Theatres season-closing production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is sure to leave a lasting impression on audience until their next season of boundary-pushing productions takes the stage. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is currently in production at Pompano Beach Cultural Center through April 8th, with nightly shows Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and matinees on Sunday afternoons. For tickets and more information visit the Cultural Centers website at Mike Westrich [above and right] as Hedwig