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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, May 4, 2018 Vol. XXVI, Issue 18Price 10¢ Reading PalStory Time Oakland Park Deputy Garcia, assigned to road patrol, went to Oakland Park Elementary this week and read in Spanish, Dia de Los Ninos [ Day of The Children ], to all the kindergarten classes. Principal Michelle Garcia summed up the event. “We had a great morning at celebrating Dia de Los Ninos. Thank you Deputy Garcia. The students really enjoyed their interaction with Deputy Garcia who answered questions about the bo ok as well as his job as an of cer. This type of positive relationship building is what the students need. We appreciate the continued support of BSO Oakla nd Park” [Courtesy of The City of Oakland Park.] “Wear lifejackets to Work Day”Dress for boat safety. See story on page 7Depressed highway on SW 10 St. not an easy build says FDOT By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – The preferred plan for the expansion of SW 10 Street, developed after a three -year study by a citizens’ committee, is a difficult way to go say Florida Department of Transportation engineers. “It’s a massive amount of construction, substantial work. We need to be honest. There’s a reason you don’t see a lot of depressed roads in Florida,” said FDOT project manager Anson Sonnett. Expanding the 1.8 miles between I-95 and the Sawgrass/Turnpike Interchange using the committee’s recommendation would take three to five years to build and cost in the neighborhood of $700 million. Additionally, constructing the below-grade express lanes favored by the committee requires moving underground utility lines belonging to the city, FPL, Comcast, ATT and others. The owners of those lines bear the cost. The depressed highway is 15 feet below grade but building it requires digging a 40-foot deep by 100foot wide corridor. There are many layers and components to the construction, said FDOT engineer Paul Heeg, not the least of which is the water table not far below the surface. Pumping the water offsite would be a continuous See SW 10 STREET on page 14 It’s budget wishlist time again; Clean beaches are an itemBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach – Town Manager Mac Serda has his preliminary list of new things he would like to see funded in the next fiscal year. Among his concerns: beach maintenance, improvements to town hall and the commission room, an expanded shuttle service and the possibility of hiring lobbying services. Now he is asking town commissioners to bring their thoughts to him so he can present a “skeleton budget” to See BUDGET TIME on page 5 City reaches agreement with re ghters on terms of new pension planBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – The city has presented its firefighters with a labor contract that appears to resolve the pension issues that have delayed agreement since last July. Nick Palmisano, the department’s union representative, said he is confident that a majority of the city’s 22 firefighters will favor the contract. See NEGOTIATIONS on page 4


2 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 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 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – “We will have a civil, stable, forwardthinking government . the circus has left town,” Mayor Bill Ganz told 100 prominent business and civic leaders gathered at the Royal Blues Hotel. “We need the business community to step up to make Deerfield Beach unlike any other.” The occasion was this city’s Economic Development Council’s summit at which a newly-formed council, dedicated to fulfilling the mayor’s promise, was officially announced. Leading the group of 15 executives is Bob Birdsong, CEO of OK Generators, the country’s largest independent dealer of standby power systems. Located in Deerfield Beach, the company’s clients include the Miami Seaquarium, the National Hurricane Center, Holy Cross Hospital, the Hard Rock Hotel. A U.S. Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Narwhal, Birdsong was an instructor at the Navel Nuclear Power School before retiring to go into business in 1990.“We will have a forward-thinking government . the circus has left town.”Mayor Bill GanzEconomic group set to bring quality businesses to Deer eld Beach “My company has been in Deerfield Beach 40 years. Because of that I have a vested interest in the city,” Birdsong said. One goal of the EDC is to encourage large companies to relocate here. “Deerfield Beach has 20 percent of the undeveloped commercial land in Broward County. It is close to I-95 and the Sawgrass/Turnpike. Additionally, it is absolute paradise,” Birdsong said. EDC Executive Director David Mirantz has been working behind the scenes for a year assembling the council. That effort was made possible by a grant from JM Family Enterprises. Founding members of the EDC’s CEO Council beside Birdsong are Campbell Property Management and Real Estate represented by John Tight; JM Family, Rick Jorden; People’s Trust Insurance, Brett Frankel and Stor-All Storage, Jeff Andersen. On the Leadership Council are A&S Total Cleaning, Todd Wolf; BankUnited, Richard Thill; Niroc Consultants, Inc., Adam Corin; Oceans234, Danielle Rosse; Print E Solutions, Richard Hopper; SHL Pharma, Michael Hudak; Seawood Builders, Betty Masi; The Dreyer Group, Mark Dreyer; TREX Holdings, John Lombardi; UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Jeanie Miekle. Mirantz said, “The credentials of the founding members validate the marketplace. They are committed to the future of the city they have invested in. We are fortunate to have such corporate citizens behind us.” Earlier this month, the city commission approved an ordinance setting the guidelines for planned industrial development, a zoning district meant to attract commercial development. Among projects already underway here are a 140,000 square-foot expansion of People’s Trust in the FAU Research Center as well as the $150 million rebuild of the JM Family campus and a 120,000 square-foot expansion of UM/Sylvester; new townhomes by Ram Realty on Military Trail, See ECONOMIC BOARD on page 17Ganz


The Pelican 3 Friday, May 4, Argentinian re ghters visit Pompano to learn, exchange ideas By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach – Nicolas Palacios said he thinks this city’s fire department is a little too reliant on technology. And that was the point of his visit – to exchange ideas. Palacios, and five other volunteer firefighters from Argentina, were guests here last week as part of a program designed to foster an exchange of ideas between firefighters in the two countries. Taking a break from touring the city’s facilities and talking to its firefighters, the Argentinians and their hosts exchanged gifts and ate lunch together at the SampleMcDougald House on April 25. “We came to see their techniques, technology, and also to have more interaction . perhaps give them another view of how to do things without having to use so much technology. It’s a way to learn and give back – both sides,” said Palacios. “In Argentina fire departments have less access to newer technology and they have to come up with ways of putting out fires that aren’t as advanced.” But he did say he was See FIRE FIGHTERS on page 15Susan Gingerich, executive director of the Sample-McDougald House and Rotary Club of Pompano Beach secretary, read a city proclamation commemorating the visit by the Argentinian volunteer re ghters during a luncheon last week. Jay Sanchez, of the Rotary Club of Weston, translated. The luncheon was held at the Sample-McDougald House on April 25. Reinaldo Szama, of Rotary District 4895 in Buenos Aires, and Fire Rescue Chief John Jurgle exchanged gifts. [Staff photos]


4 The PelicanFriday, May 4, “It’s acceptable, “ Palmisano said of the contract terms. “My job is to bring back a contract they can support.” Of the lengthy negotiation, Palmisano said it came down to point of view. “We see it as what is good for our families, they [the city] see it as a business. We come from different places.” The resolution will also impact law enforcement personnel. That contract is up in October. The city will offer the police department the same pension options as were given the firefighters. Their union rep, Chris Thompson, was confident he would get a good outcome. Complicating the firefighters’ negotiations is the city’s move to the Florida Retirement System [FRS] pension plan, a move supported by the employees who were facing a pension contribution of 21 percent of their salaries. The FRS takes only three percent of wages for employee pensions. Although it is financially stable, the city’s pension plan has undergone significant increases in contributions both from the employees and the city in the last several years. Police and fire personnel complained last year when it went to 16 percent. The latest advice from the city’s actuary is for a 26 percent contribution, a figure that led to rumors of a mass exodus in the police department. The pension options in the new contract are for uniformed employees to either go with the FRS or into a Deferred Retirement Option Plan. New hires would go into the FRS. Only three current firefighters are adversely affected by the new pension parameters; those with years of service, but not yet ready for retirement. At issue was the length of time required for firefighters to collect in-service distributions. Firefighters also got a two percent raise retroactive to the beginning of the fiscal year, and one percent raises in year 2 and 3 of the contract. The pension issue united the city’s first responders who implored residents to stand behind them. A facebook page, BacktheBluelhp was taken down Tuesday after Monday’s negotiation session. NegotiationsContinued from page 1 $40 million bond will be on November ballot By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park -Voters in this city will have a chance in November to determine if they support a city proposal to issue $40 million in general obligation bonds. If approved, funds must be used for capital improvement projects. On table, financing costs of public safety, emergency services, transportation, recreation, library and municipal land and facilities. The impact on taxpayers would be about $10 a month for a median, single-family home, Andrew Thompson, financial services director, told commissioners. The amount would appear as a separate line item on tax bills in November 2019. City staff will embark on an educational outreach campaign. Staff can educate taxpayers but not advocate for the referendum. City attorney DJ Doody said he will provide additional information and guidelines to commissioners on what they are allowed to do. A 2010 facilities study concluded that many city buildings were beyond their useful life. A recent report concluded that the facilities, including community centers and fire stations, had continued to deteriorate since then. Cost of repairs, estimated at $29 million in 2010, have increased to $40 million, Thompson said. Construction costs are increasing 3 percent annually. Implementing the 2010 plan was delayed due to the economy and decline of the tax base. Commissioner Michael Carn said he was pleased to see that “this is an all of us endeavor. We can’t continue quality service with the emotional distress people are under. We shouldn’t expect people to ‘make do’ with what they have.’” Vice Mayor Sara Guevrekian said the city learned in the 2010 study that buildings were decaying See NOVEMBER BOND on page 5


The Pelican 5 Friday, May 4, Have an event for our calendar? Email them in June. When it comes to beach maintenance, the town has problems with property owners not keeping their private beaches clean. Now, one company, Beach Raker, works for many homeowners and Mayor Deb Tarrant asked if the town could contract with Beach Raker to clean all properties and assess the residents. The assessment might be less than what people pay now, she added. Serda said monitoring the beach now requires a lot of walking so he has a beach vehicle on his list. He also thinks electric speed signs and an electronic announcement board on the town’s only street, A1A, would be useful. Tarrant said acquisition of the vacant lot south of town hall is still on her mind. An attempt several years ago failed and the property was sold. Serda said a long-term land lease there might be one way to proceed to provide the town additional parking space. Vice Mayor Irene Kirdahy said she hears complaints about the microphone system in the commission rooms. “People complain they can’t hear,” she said. Serda has set a budget workshop for Tuesday, July 10, 12:30 p.m. In the material he presented the commission Tuesday was a mission statement for budgeting that said in part . “to provide maximum safety, exceed expectations, provide friendly, cost-effective, responsive customer service.”Website getting a “robust” boostThe commission voted to upgrade its image in one area this week. It approved a $17,400 contract with Civic Plus to provide the town with a new website. Town Clerk Sherry Henderson who researched the project said the town’s website needs to be “robust, engaging . . our website needs to show a unique Hillsboro Beach.” The cost can be paid over four years bringing it into line with what had been budgeted for website upkeep. The contract provides for a new website after the four years. Services, such as text messaging, can be added for additional annual fees, Henderson said. Mayor Deb Tarrant said the new site will make accessing the town’s documents easier. The project is expected to take about four months and will combine the police department’s website with the town’s. Budget timeContinued from page 1 and dilapidated. “How much longer are we going to wait? This is for the future prosperity of the city.” She described the community centers as an embarrassment. Commissioner Matthew Sparks said he’s surprised the cost is only $40 million. “Waiting only costs money. I support being proud of our public facilities. This is about the safety of our children and the safety of those who keep us safe,” he added, noting his support for the referendum. City Manager David Hebert responded, “It may be that we’re optimistic in saying $40 million.” But he said he is determined to bring a priority and construction schedule and will maximize the financial possibilities, including enterprise funds, publicprivate partnerships and seeking grant funding. “We’re determined to make you proud,” he said. Commissioner John Adornato said deferred maintenance is what has been done in Oakland Park. “Residents will have a say about each of the facilities, and this will be a collaborative process as it goes on. The public will be involved, and I’m excited about that.” November ballotContinued from page 4


6 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 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 18 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Commentary Stop the funny faces, head-shaking and calls for ‘decorum’; Duke it out with honest, factual discussionsBy Anne SirenPUBLISHERThe divisive political life in Pompano Beach, punctuated with gasps and head-shaking, has become a familiar scene to those who follow the bi-monthly commission meetings. Most of the questions and complaints come from the newest commissioners, Mike Sobel [Dist. 1] and Beverly Perkins [Dist.4]. Recently at a Community Redevelopment Agency [CRA] board meeting, Sobel suggested that the board terminate its attorney, Claudia M. McKenna. He said the city attorney could take over and save taxpayer dollars. He reasoned that recent changes in the contract with CRA executive directors prompted him to make the motion. Kim Briesemeister and Chris Brown are the principals of RMA, the company hired at $1.2 million annually to direct both the east and west redevelopment for the city. Earlier this year, Breisemeister advised the commission that her company had prepared a 90-day notice to end its contract. She added that RMA would assist in the transition of managing the remaining projects until the city could take over. Sobel added that the City Manager Greg Harrison would replace RMA as executive director of the CRA, pointing out savings to the taxpayer. Those extra duties were part of the reason the commission recently approved a 21 percent raise[except for Sobel and Perkins]. Tax dollars have been the recurring theme of most of Sobel’s complaints. His call for a forensic audit of CRA funds is a year old with no actual audit in sight; he opposed the $187 million bond, and he questions on a regular basis the financing of the city’s beachfront garage; disdains the commission’s approval of naming Cresthaven’s new civic center to honor the vice mayor and voted against the city’s approval to pay $267,000 toward the former CRA advisory board member’s legal expenses. The trial had been scheduled for this week. Sobel questioned the city’s hiring a company to oversee and fund raise for cultural events. This company had known issues with business and financial management in Delray Beach; this was same company that left the city holding its empty financial purse with unpaid bills. Was Sobel wrong with his questions? Sobel often refuses to accept answers from contractors without supporting documents. He has been dubbed a “trouble-maker.” His questions have created strong division between himself and Commissioner Rex Hardin, Vice Mayor Charlotte Burrie and Mayor Lamar Fisher. Commissioner Barry Moss has fired a few verbal shots across Sobel’s bow while Perkins remains busy in lockstep battle with City Manager Greg Harrison. She claims the manager neither respects her questions nor answers her emailsboth points disputed by the manager and confirmed by the mayor who said Harrison copies the commission on Perkins’s emails and Harrison’s answers.Criticism should not be seen as threats; They are opportunities to improve operationsHardin says he is “ashamed of the reputation our commission is getting.” He calls for more “professionalism and decorum.” Burrie says the commission is not acting like a “grown up organization.” Referring last week to Sobel’s sudden move to fire McKenna, Burrie asked, “Why can’t this be discussed in a manner like corporations do? This is not the way government should work.” Vice Mayor Burrie, your words are right. Talk about it. Either prove Sobel wrong or join with him to resolve the issues of oversight. Why didn’t Burrie call for a workshop to study Sobel’s reasons? Instead she and others chose head-shaking and silence. Every failed program deserves a full workshop to find out what happened. There should be no surprises when it comes to government spending and planning. Leaders must not let programs fail; every program or development approved by the commission must move along a path to success; if the city lacks the staff to manage and watch a project, that project should be put on hold until there is a better chance of success. The commission just funded a $74,500 “needs” study for northwest Pompano Beach, small by comparison to other multi-million projects. But smallness does not diminish importance. If the study produces a stronger community; a safer community; more jobs in the community, the dividends will flow for generations. Continued from this page . .More studies to avoid “choke points” on East Atlantic corridor are in order says readerDear Editor: The front-page story in the April 27 Pelican about the Atlantic Boulevard complete streets plan was interesting. As I understand it, Atlantic Boulevard will be narrowed in the area of the Pompano Beach City Hall, primarily to facilitate pedestrians and bicyclists going back and forth between the Old Downtown and the new Cultural Center. Traffic on Atlantic Boulevard is already beyond capacity in this area, but the traffic engineer is quoted in the above article as saying that other streets will be able to “absorb traffic” and he mentions Cypress Creek Blvd. (sic) and Copans Road. However, neither of these streets provide direct access to the beach and A1A, as Cypress Creek Road does not exist east of Dixie Highway and Copans Road does not go east of U.S. 1. I have three concerns about the plan: 1) If Pompano Beach creates a permanent traffic choke-point on Atlantic Boulevard, I think it is likely that folks seeking beach-side fun, restaurants and entertainment will exit I-95 or the turnpike at Commercial or Hillsboro Boulevards and go directly east to A1A in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea or Deerfield Beach, resulting in a negative impact on the beach-side restaurants and businesses in Pompano Beach; 2) Engineering plans that look to Cypress Creek Road to “absorb traffic” would negatively impact the Imperial Point residential neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale, as well as the Pompano neighborhoods near Atlantic Boulevard; and 3) The city took over ownership of Atlantic Boulevard so they could do whatever they want without FDOT approvals; however, do the taxpayers really want to bear the projected $20 million cost of a project that will serve to rebuild Atlantic Boulevard in a manner that does not meet FDOT design standards? It is long past the time to discuss putting the Cultural Center in a location better suited to pedestrian access from Old Downtown, so I would like to see other connectivity solutions explored...for example, a pedestrian/bicycle overpass to cross Atlantic Boulevard, a trolley running between Old Downtown and the Cultural Center on weekends, etc. Phyllis Franklin, Pompano BeachLetters


The Pelican 7 Friday, May 4, CHURCH DIRECTORY National Safe Boating Week 2018 – ‘Ready – Set – Wear It’ campaignThe U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 34 of Pompano Beach announces today its support of “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day” on Friday, May 18. It joins boating professionals and outdoor enthusiasts to heighten awareness of different life jacket styles that are available and demonstrate their comfort and versatility by wearing them to work. The annual event, hosted by the National Safe Boating Council, serves as a fun, educational element just prior to National Safe Boating Week, May 19-25, the official launch of the 2018 Safe Boating Campaign. Educating the boating public about the safety and comfort of life jackets has been a main focus of the campaign. Pompano Beach Flotilla 34 Commander, Richard Leys reminds all boaters that the U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of every five recreational boating fatalities in 2016 and that approximately 83 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. The National Safe Boating Council is asking all participants interested in showing the wearability of life jackets to take a picture of themselves in their life jackets while at work and post it to the Ready, Set, Wear It Facebook page or submit it directly to the NSBC at outreach@safeboatingcouncil. org. Participants are also encouraged to tweet their picture using #RSW12018.Eighty-three percent of those who drowned in boating accidents were not wearing life jackets. ‘Shortcuts’ at Willow this monthBoca Raton -The Playgroup returns to the Willow Theatre this month with performances of eight short plays directed by Teresa Biber-Lornonto and Brian Dever. Showtimes for “Shortcuts 8” are at 8 p.m. on May 4, 5, 11 and 12, 8 p.m.; and May 6, 13 and 20. Tickets available at 561347-3948. The Willow is at Sugar Sand Park, Military Trail and Palmetto Park Road.BSO show at Quiet Waters ElementaryDeerfield Beac h – The City of Deerfield Beach and the Broward Sheriff’s Office host the 2018 UNITING BROWARD “Community Policing Showcase,” Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This a free, family-friendly, outdoor event designed to educate the public about safety, security, social services, and diversity and will be held at Quiet Waters Elementary School,4150 W. Hillsboro Boulevard. This event will include demonstrations from the Broward Sheriff’s Office K-9s, SWAT Team, Fire Rescue, Bomb Squad, and Police Athletic League Boxing Program. More than 50 vendors and exhibitors, numerous musical performances, a children’s entertainment zone will participate. The event will also offer recruitment opportunities for anyone interested in joining the BSO team. For questions or information, contact EventInfo@ or call the CORE Team at 954-480-4237.


8 The PelicanFriday, May 4, Send your stories and photos to siren2415@ or call 954-783-8700. Business matters Briefs Grover Corlew gives a $1,500 nancial boost to art at Pompano Beach Elementary School By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFMost parents wish that art and music could be part of their children’s education. But school budgets have often eliminated these important and enriching subjects. It’s no surprise that Pompano Beach Elementary Principal Shezette BlueSmall was thrilled to change that equation thanks to the unexpected support from a member of the business community. She says, “When private corporations like Grover Corlew’s make contributions to our school, we can provide a more meaningful learning experience to children who otherwise would not have these expansive opportunities. We hope to see the new art program flourish and become an integral part of the school’s every day curriculum.” Pompano Beach-based real estate investment group Grover Corlew donated $1,500 to assist the school’s new art program that began this year. Partner Anuj Grover said, “We are passionate about education, art and the community so when we were presented with the opportunity to support this program we were thrilled to help. In our business we strive to create (Left to Right) Community activist Roy Rogers; Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher; Grover Corlew, Anuj Grover; Broward County School Board Chair Nora Rupert; Pompano Beach Economic Development Manager Chris Clemens, Past Pompano Chamber of Commerce president, Ric Green; art teacher Linda Cristantello and Principal Shezette Blue-Small. [Courtesy] Grover Corlew. partner, Anuj Grover and Claudinsky Francoayr, 2nd grade student.better and beautiful city environments from this type of grass-roots inspiration. Blue-Smith kicked off the celebration during a school dinner. She welcomed students, families, Grover Corlew and introduced Linda Cristantello, Pompano Beach Elementary School art teacher. Students took the spotlight with their pictures of what Pompano Beach might look like in the future. Mayor Lamar Fisher and Broward County School Board Chair, Nora Rupert were on hand, along with other supporters of enhanced educational opportunities. The school’s new art program offers students the chance to experience art as part of their regular studies and also gives them the chance to be part of an afterschool art club where they will learn new techniques. Mark Corlew said, “Private investments are needed in our See ART AT SCHOOL on page 9Local art classesArtist Pat Anderson teaches students water color classes using the plein art technique. Classes take place Saturday, May 12 and Monday, May 14 on the grounds of the Hillsboro Lighthouse and at Inlet Park. For information visit and click classes. Call to artistsArtserve seeks art that healsEvery artist at some stage has used art as a therapeutic for healing, clearing the mind, and self expression. Whether working through pain, loss, depression, illness or other emotional struggles, art helps to heal the soul. Beethoven and Picasso were not alone during their periods of depression and bipolarism. ArtServe seeks inspirational art pieces that reveal a deeper message of how art has helped uplift and rejuvenate the spirit. REFLECT will be a multimedia exhibition exploring how art heals the soul as both a means of expression and a therapeutic tool. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-462-8190.


The Pelican 9 Friday, May 4, Brent Burns appointed CEO of JM Family Enterprisescommunity to build on the momentum already underway through various city projects. Adding art to this school’s curriculum is a reminder that positive and enriching education is an important component to the city’s overall revitalization efforts.About Grover CorlewGrover Corlew is a real estate investment management group focused on acquiring, developing and operating retail and multifamily properties across the Southeast United States. With offices in South Florida, Orlando and Atlanta., the company provides inhouse asset management and property management services. Grover Corlew is an active developer with inhouse expertise and strategic relationships with tenants and local developers throughout the Southeast U.S. Art at schoolContinued from page 8 Deerfield Beach — Colin Brown has announced Brent Burns as the next chief executive officer of JM Family Enterprises, effective July 1. Burns will be responsible for all company operations. Brown will continue his position as chairman of the board, focusing on providing guidance and counsel to Burns, much the same way company founder Jim Moran did when he named Brown CEO in 2003. “Brent has a deep respect and admiration for JM Family,” Brown said. “He works tirelessly toward the success of our company and advocates for the well-being of our associates. We are in the strongest financial position in our 50 years, having just completed our fifth consecutive year of record performance and profitability. “ Burns was promoted to chief operating officer in 2014 and became president last year. Prior to his current role, Burns was JM Family’s chief financial officer and president of its subsidiary World Omni Financial Corp. He played a key role in helping the company persevere through a challenging economic crisis. “It has been my honor to work with Colin for nearly two decades, and I am humbled by the opportunity to lead JM Family and our associates into our next 50 years,” Burns said. “I am completely committed to our culture and I know that our associates will continue to be the cornerstone of our success.” Brown joined JM Family in 1992 and after working his way through the corporate offices became CEO in January 2003. He was the first person outside the Moran family to hold the title of CEO. Throughout Brown’s tenure as CEO, JM Family successfully navigated the U.S. economic downturn in 2008 with its severe impact on car sales, overcame the Toyota recall controversy and is fully prepared to adapt to a rapidly changing automotive environment. Recently, the organization celebrated best-ever first quarter results across all of its business units. Brent Burns


10 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 2018pelicannewspaper.comPhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people making a difference. Phyllis’s book, China Dahl, is available on Call 954-7838700. Making a Di erence Escaping the Nazis turned Ruth Gellis and her parents into Holocaust refugees for many years By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFRuth Gellis, now 92 and a recognized local artist, has a story to tell and she tells it as part of the Speaker Series sponsored by The Gross Family Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism and The Holocaust. She says with a lovely smile, “Mine is another ‘Never Again’ story. We survivors want the world to never forget the horror of Hitler and the Nazi Regime. According to the Simon Wiesenthal Centers, personal testimonials, like Ruth Gellis’s, are the most persuasive way to keep the Holocaust horror known to future generations. “Hope lives when people remember” is their slogan. Gellis sighs as she begins her story. “I was a happy only child of a business man, living in Essen, Germany. My father picked up on the warnings and negative feelings growing toward Jews early on. “He moved us to South Africa in 1936. We landed in Cape Town and moved to Johannesburg where I attended school learning to speak English and Dutch. I also attended a synagogue and took Jewish instruction. “But our time there was short lived. Father was not happy in South Africa. He had a brother in Paris and after one year we moved to Paris where life for Jews was still livable. But that didn’t last long.” “In 1938 the Nazis were beginning to occupy countries and they were eyeing France. The French president did not like Jews; he began to arrest Jewish men but not women. “Father saved his own life by joining See ESCAPE on page 12Green market opens in Palm AireA new green market will open May 8 at the Herb Skolnick Center 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. This international market will include local artisans and growers offering multi-cultural cuisine including Indian, Greek, Venezuelan, fruits, vegetables, BBQ, soups, organics, local honey and more. For more information call 954-786-4590 or visit the City’s website at www. pompanobeachfl.govBriefs Oakland Park Navy band in free concertThe 24-piece Navy Concert Band returns to Oakland Park for a free concert on Saturday, May 5. The performance will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in front of City Hall, 3650 NE 12 Ave. (Main Street). The brass band ensemble will play rousing renditions of military and patriotic favorites, as well as rock and brass band songs. The band is in the area as part of Broward Navy Days. The event here will also include several of South Florida’s favorite food trucks. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call 954-630-4251. Ruth Gellis, local artist, stands proudly in front of her current exhibit at the Forum in Deer eld Beach. At right, Gellis, after the war, poses for a photographer in Paris. [Courtesy]


The Pelican 11 Friday, May 4, 2018pelicannewspaper.comReceive the Pelican for $13.76. One year local delivery. Call 954-783-8700. A ordable Housing Committee seeks members Deerfield Beach The Community Development Department needs members for its Affordable Housing Advisory Board. The committee, which recommends strategies for the Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) must be comprised of 11 members, with experience in one of the following areas: • Residential home building industry • Banking or mortgage banking industry • Person engaged in the labor of home building • Advocate for low-income persons • For-profit provider of affordable housing • Not-for-profit provider of affordable housing • Real estate professional in connection with Affordable Housing • Local planning agency member per 163.3174 (to be filled by a member of the city’s planning and zoning board) • Citizen who resides within the jurisdiction • Representative of employers • Representative of essential services personnel Board applications are available online at www. advisoryboards or Office of the City Clerk located at 150 N.E. 2nd Avenue. The application period will end on Friday, June 29. For additional information please contact the Community Development Department at 954-480-6420 or sscott@ Oakland Park Sandbag Saturday open to volunteersAs another hurricane season approaches, Oakland Park is implementing new ways to assist residents prepare for and respond to emergencies. All interested volunteers are invited to participate in a Sandbag Saturday event from 8:30 to 11:30 Saturday, May 5. The event will be at a city facility at 5100 NE 12 Terrace north of Commercial Boulevard. The city has purchased a new sandbagging machine in response to the overwhelming need from Hurricane Irma. During this first pre-season event volunteers will stockpile as many sandbags as possible. At the same time, all interested emergency response volunteers will be trained on the sandbagging process. In September, staff and volunteers filled and distributed approximately 5,000 bags to residents. This is an opportunity to acquire community service hours, and volunteers can choose from event, theater and restaurant gift certificates. RSVP to 954-630-4502.


12 The PelicanFriday, May 4, the French Foreign Legion. Had he not done this, he would have been sent to a concentration camp. I was now 14. The day before the Germans entered Paris, mother, and I took a train to Bordeaux where an uncle took us in. “Because of rationing cards, the government knew where everyone was, including us. We were placed in what was called ‘Forced Residency.’ About then my father returned to us and we escaped again. We moved from village to village ending up in a small village near the Pyrenees Mountains and the border of Spain. There we were somewhat protected by the police commissioner who was part of the French Underground. “Whenever the Germans came to this village, we hid in a farmer’s hay loft. The underground and a bicycle became our heroes. I rode the bike to the farms to get whatever food they could spare. We lived like this for over two years until the war ended when we returned to Paris. “All of the time we were on the run I had had no schooling. I dreamed of getting educated and being an artist. My mother was ill and I took care of her even when we returned to Paris, so I still didn’t go to school. It is there that I met my future husband who was an American medical student.” Finally life took a happy turn for Ruth. At age 20, she married her doctor. They remained in Paris until he earned his degree. They had a daughter in Paris before coming to the United States to live. She smiles saying, “Time passed pleasantly. I had a husband, three children, a lovely home and a dog. My philosophy is, ‘Never give up.’ I didn’t. “I finally went to school, earned my GED and entered Kingsborough Junior College in Brooklyn. At 56, EscapeContinued from page 10I graduated with an associate degree. I taught a class in watercolor for four years at the Institute for Retired Professionals and Executives at Brooklyn College and pursued my own art. For many years I had painted only with my eyes.” She continues. “Now I paint in watercolors. My work has been featured in several New York shows including the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery in Manhattan. Here in Florida, I have been part of art shows in Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton and in Century Village. “And this month I had my own show at the JCC in Boynton Beach. Currently my home, The Forum in Deerfield Beach, honors my art with an exclusive show. I am elated to be selling my work. It is very exciting to be a success at my age,” she says. For a private view, call 954-428-5779 or Ruthiegell@ Thank you, Ruth Gellis, for proving one should never give up because it is never too late.


The Pelican 13 Friday, May 4, Run for the Angels to raise money for medical ights By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach – The best return Steve Purello gets on his pilot’s license is a hug. Purello is the CEO for Angel Flight Southeast, an organization that provides free air transportation to individuals who need help traveling long distances to hospitals where they receive treatment. He’s also one of the organization’s pilots. “After [we fly them], we get a big hug. It makes it worth all of what we put into our pilot’s license. We know that we’re putting piloting to good use.” He estimated that Angel Flight provides about 1,200 flights per year. He can’t remember how many he’s personally flown over the years, but he hasn’t forgotten how it makes him feel. “It’s fantastic. We get to see exactly what we’re doing, who we’re helping. These people have unusual diseases. Things we can’t even pronounce,” said Purello. In addition to flying patients to their destination, Purello said they are flown back. Depending on the length of time, it might be the same pilot who takes them back or a different one. But they always have a ride back. “It’s not just once. These are chronic conditions. They might go 20, 30, 50 times to get the treatment they need.” In addition to the time and money saved by the patients, Purello said Angel Flight also helps them avoid the hassle of going through security for a commercial flight. “And, then we get them within just a few miles of their destination.” With organ transplant opportunities, which often come in the early morning or late night hours, Purello See ANGEL FIGHT o n page 15 Sheltair’s Annual Run for the Angels takes places Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 a.m. at Pompano Beach Airpark, 1001 NE 10 St.


14 The PelicanFriday, May 4, operation. Heeg was one of a dozen FDOT spokespersons at a workshop held here to show the public two options for the widening of SW 10 Street from the Sawgrass to I-95. The entire project is located within the city limits and will impact commercial centers such as the Newport Center and the Publix Distribution Center and the residential neighborhoods of Waterford, the Waterways, Independence Bay and Century Village East. Dist. 4 Commissioner Todd Drosky said the city must pay to relocate the power lines, a $10 million tab. He is also concerned that the plan shows an elevated highway in front of The Waterways, a community of 775 homes. The engineers say space constraints will make that necessary even though the advisory committee [COAT]was adamant there be no overpasses along the route. Sonnett said throughout the COAT’s deliberations there was limited “back and forth” with FDOT engineers. “The depressed lanes are possible, but we could not vet them. One thing we could say, we cannot go under Military Trail and get high enough to get over the railroad track.” Going over Military Trail creates the overpass that has been fought by residents of the area. The road expansion would be “a different story if the county had not allowed so many residential developments along 10 Street 20 years ago, Drosky said. “But I am taking all steps to protect us.” Expanding the east-west thoroughfare requires two roadways: an express linking the Sawgrass/Turnpike with I-95 and local lanes to access homes and businesses. The designs being presented offer the option of having the express lanes in the middle with a local lane on either side, or the express lanes to the north and the local lanes on the south side of the thoroughfare. Drosky, a member of the advisory committee before his election to the commission, said this week he is discouraged by the direction FDOT is taking. He said the city attorney is researching the requirement that the city pay for moving the utility lines. ”We’ve done hard work to build our reserves, this would be a major drain,” he said. The road expansion will also impact two major commercial areas the Publix Distribution Center and Newport Center just west of I-95. New access road configurations will prevent right hand turns on to 10th Street for traffic from Publix; left hand turns for motorists leaving Newport Center. Drosky said the COAT will be kept informed as the engineering and design of SW 10 Street continues. He will remain on the task force and said he is seeking a new member that will “be a strong advocate for the residents.” Sonnett said this week there is still the “do nothing option . the no-build alternative.” The next step will be a public hearing some months from now where the final design will be shown. Public comments will be included in the transcript that is sent to FDOT in Tallahassee. Sonnett said those remarks are taken into consideration when and if the project is approved. Whatever plan the PD&E Study recommends is on course to be formally approved in 2019. Construction is scheduled for 2025, but people close to the project including Commissioner Drosky, say it could be pushed up to 2021.[Ed’s note. Details of the Planning Development and Environment Study are on the project website, ] SW 10 StreetContinued from page 1


The Pelican 15 Friday, May 4, Karate classes for all agesDeerfield Beach – The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department will offer a karate class at Highlands Community Center, 511 NE 44 St. The program consists of traditional karate training. Children age 6 and older and adults enrolled in the program will develop discipline, respect and self-confidence while learning self-defense. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays. Beginner level instruction will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. and advanced sessions will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. The cost is $50 per month. Classes for seniors, age 55 and older, will be offered on Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m. The cost is $25 per month. For more information, call 954-429-1847. envious of America’s 911 emergency call system. In Argentina, people in need of emergency services have to call individual emergency numbers. If they want the on making a difference. Next month, when we send our firefighters to you, hopefully they’ll bring something back to us,” Cohn said to the firefighters, who were accompanied by Reinaldo Szama, of Rotary District 4895. “This relationship is very important to us. I’m really very happy and satisfied,” said Szama. Susan Gingerich, who serves as executive director of the Sample-McDougald House, vice president of Sister Cities, and secretary of Rotary of Pompano Beach, said the Sister Cities program is created just for this type of event. It’s a way to foster a cultural and information exchange among people from different countries. The sister cities tied to Pompano Beach are San Clemente, Argentina; Tajai, Brazil; and Termoli, Italy. Fire ghtersContinued from page 3 Angel ightContinued from page 13 police, they have to call the police. If they want a firefighter, they have to call the fire department. Palacios said the country is working on a single number but progress is slow. “We hope to learn something from them every day. Exposure is always a good thing, whether it be other countries or other departments. It’s important to impart some knowledge and hopefully they’ll pay it forward,” said Pompano Beach Fire Rescue Chief John Jurgle. A group of Pompano Beach firefighters is scheduled to visit Argentina later this month. Organized by Rotary Club of Pompano Beach, Pompano Beach-Lighthouse Rotary Club, Sister Cities, and the Sample-McDougald House, Pompano Beach is one of several cities in Florida that the group will visit, including Miami and Key West. Rotary District 6990 Governor Alan Cohn said this was the first time a Rotary club has organized an exchange like this, a partnership with Rotary District 4895 in Buenos Aires. “This Rotary prides itself said Angel Flight’s pilots are often the only ones who can get their passengers to the hospital in time. But although there are pilots ready to volunteer for those flights, Angel Flight needs help paying for the cost of fuel and other expenses. To help raise money for Angel Flight, Sheltair will be hosting its annual Run for the Angels on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 a.m. at Pompano Beach Airpark, 1001 NE 10 St. “It takes a pretty good bit of money [to fund Angel Flight] and the 5K run is a tremendous help,” said Purello. Held on one of the Airpark’s runways, which will be closed during the event, Run for the Angels is a unique run experience. Funds raised will also benefit the Marine Industry Cares Foundation. “We are proud to sponsor this event as it allows the power of general aviation to be harnessed for a good cause, raising much-needed dollars for countless deserving families throughout the region,” said Karen Kroeppel, director of sales and marketing for Sheltair. “We encourage runners, joggers, and any members of the local community who simply want a brisk walk to suit up and come out to support us for this special fundraising occasion.” Registration is limited to 300 people and is $25 per person. To register, visit runsignup. com. Visit to learn more about Angel Flight.


16 The PelicanFriday, May 4, 2018pelicannewspaper.comPhotographer Sara Macel explores Lost Family Secrets at BaCA Exhibit By Brady NewbillPELICAN WRITERIf history is to be creative, we are left to interpret what we can find of the past to discover our home in a greater lineage of time than that of our own lifespan. While the larger events of world history are well documented and easily traceable, the more obscure stories of our private lives can often be lost with the passing of a generation. Photographer Sara Macel seeks to uncover an enchanting era of her late grandmother’s youth with her exhibit “What Did the Deep Sea Say?,” which opens at Bailey Contemporary Arts on Friday May 4. “What intrigued me about this exhibit is how Macel, through discovering her own family history, draws us in to question our own,” said Juliana Forero, Ph.D., BaCA’s gallery curator. “We have a tendency to look at our older family members and think ‘this is who they are,’ but we forget to think about who they were. Their past, their dreams, their secrets—this is a perspective that Macel develops for us.” Following the traces left behind by unearthed photographs and letters found in an old suitcase decades later, Macel, originally from Texas and now based in New York, pieces together the story of her grandmother who escaped the War-era doldrums of the Northeast for a more carefree lifestyle in Hollywood, Florida for a brief period in the mid-1940s. Intrigued by the discovery, Macel and her mother embarked on a pilgrimage to Hollywood, to retrace her grandmother’s steps and investigate the origins of her life-long connection to a mysterious and charming priest known to them only as “Father Jim.” The exhibit combines some of the original photographs and artifacts found in the suitcase, with Macel’s own work documenting her’s and her mother’s own journey through the past. “I am diving into this body of work hoping to find answers to my own fate,” says Macel. “Maybe if I look closely at these photographs by and of my grandmother that she secreted away, I’ll find something. Maybe if I stare into my mother’s eyes using the camera as a translator or talisman, her secrets will reveal themselves to me.” By combining the interpretation of photography and the art of piecing together history through subjective storytelling, Macel confronts her own lineage and challenges the viewer to do the same. “How do we learn from our ancestors? How can we three women, connected by an umbilical line that transverses time and space, speak to each other and share our inner-most desires and hopes for one another’s legacies?” “What Did the Deep Sea Say?” by Sara Macel opens at Bailey Contemporary Arts in Pompano Beach on Friday May 4 as part of the monthly Pompano Untapped event, and will remain on display until June 26. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information visit baileyarts. org. The exhibit combines some of Sara Macel’s original photographs and artifacts found in the suitcase, with Macel’s own work documenting her’s and her mother’s own journey through the past. [far right] “Self Portrait.”


The Pelican 17 Friday, May 4, Art5/6 – The Art of Tim Forum, Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, 231 SW 2 Ave. 1 to 3 p.m. Forum, grandson of Davie Dairy farmer, Hamilton Forman. Forman uses eld sketches, pleinair paintings, and photographs to compose his pieces that are painted in layers with both knife and brush. Admission is free with regular museum admission. 954-4634431. 5/10 -11 -Bonnet House Museum & Gardens offers two-day drawing workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p m. with artist instructor Nia Nakis. Cost $180 for members and $200 for non-members. All classes are taught in the covered courtyard Class space Outstanding students Tristan Windsheimer, 18, was honored recently at the Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton, at the “17th Annual Men with Caring Hearts” awards event. Windsheimer was recognized for his volunteer work with Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida. He is wellknown in the barn for his work ethic, positive attitude and leadership. As a horse handler, Windsheimer partnered with two students on a weekly basis, ensuring the success of their riding lessons. He is a student of the Medical Science Academy of West Boca High School, a member of the National Honor Society of High School Scholars. He is the son of Rachel and Peter Windsheimer and a favorite son of The Pelican where his mother, Rachel, directs the graphics department. The event benefits the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers. [Tristan, right, is pictured with Majeeda Panchoo, volunteer coordinator, Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida. Panchoo nominated Windsheimer for the award. townhomes built by DR Horton on SE 2 Ave., Deerfield Crossing, a multiuse complex at the TriRail Station and Lennar’s community of homes at Crystal Lake. An FIU study commissioned three years ago pointed out the city’s insufficiencies: new housing, quality dining and retail stores, and the need to improve school ratings. Much of this is being realized. An educational advisory board has been appointed and is gathering information as to the needs of each of the city’s schools. The board is an initiative of the mayor who said at the summit, “We will go to bat for our students. We expect to have ‘A’ schools.” The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance has supported the formation of the local council. Its vice president of business development Dave Coddington said at the Summit, “The City of Deerfield Beach needs to brag on all the good things here.” Later he said the city now has a business-friendly atmosphere. “Companies want support from the community,” Coddington said. “I give a lot of credit to Burgess Hanson [city manager] and Kris Mory [economic development director]. They deserve the credit for making it easy to work with them.” The Alliance strives to bring high-skill, high-wage jobs to Broward County. In the last five years, Deerfield Beach has felt the impact of those efforts. Coddington said the Alliance worked with the city to bring five new companies here that created 426 new jobs and estimated payrolls totaling $21 million. The event was hosted by the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce. Economic boardContinued from page 2 is limited to 25. Register at or contact Linda Schaller at (954) 703-2606 or lindaschaller@ 5/12, 14 Local art classes Artist Pat Anderson teaches students water color classes using the plein art technique. Classes take place Saturday, May 12 and Monday, May 14 on the grounds of the Hillsboro Lighthouse and at Inlet Park. For information visit www. and click classes. Arts & Crafts take place at N.E. Focal Poin t senior center, 227 NW 2 St., Deer eld Beach from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 954-480-4447. 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 Women’s Choral Group seeks women singers. Rehearsals are Wed.,10 a.m.-noon in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-951-6789. Or contact The Fort Lauderdale Symphonic Winds will be accepting new members during the months of April and May. There are openings for clarinet, percussion, saxophone, bassoon and trumpet. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at American Legion Post 222 in Oakland Park. Continued on page 19


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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. Auto for Sale1992 Volvo Classic, Model 960. In running condition. Well worth restoration. Call 954-683-9656. Personal ServicesNeed a ride somewhere? Call Bob. Want to learn basic computer skills? Call Bob. Reasonable rates. 954-254-6221. Home Repair ServicesMike’s Handyman Service – Call Today! – Fix Today! Fans, Lights, Drywall Patching, Soffits, Facia, Carpentry, Painting, Garage Clean-outs and More! Call 727218-2878. 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. DancingLine 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.RecreationPlay Pinochle Mon from 6 to 9 p.m. at Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. 954-554-9321. See CLASSIFIEDS on page 19


The Pelican 19 Friday, May 4, 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 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. Classi edsContinued from page 18Palm Aire Democrats meetPalm Aire-Cypress Bend Democratic Club meets meeting, Monday, May at 7 p.m. at the Herb Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach. Speaker is County Vice Mayor Mark Bogen [Dist.2]. Bogen is managing partner of the Bogen Law Group which specializes in condominium issues. He is founder of Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co. For 18 years, Bogen wrote the Condo and Homeowner Association law column for the Sun-Sentinel newspaper as well as a weekly law column entitled “You and the Law.” A graduate of the University of Illinois, Bogen received his J.D. degree from Loyola School of Law in Chicago. He is married with two sons. A light supper will be served. Call 954-328-8040.North Broward Democrats meetState Sen. Gary Farmer will discuss recent legislation in Tallahassee with local Democrats, May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Joanne Goodwin, 954-683-7789, or email: CalendarContinued from page 17 See CALENDAR on page 20For more info, call Jim at 954647-0700. ( Coast Guard Auxiliary in Boca Raton will offer a one-day class “About Boating Safely” on May 12,2018, from 9-5 in Spanish River Park HQ Bldg. The class is $20 for teens (12-19). For others, the cost is $35. For questions or RSVP, call 561-391-3600 and leave a message.BooksIsland 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.ClassesWriting workshop at Herb Skolnick Center 800 SW 36th Ave, Pompano Beach with Marjory Lyons. Classes are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 9542491333.Clubs/GroupsCommunity 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 Cen-Swim teamsTeams forming on MondayThe Deer eld Beach Dolphins youth recreational swim team will start practice on Monday, May 7. Practices are Mon.-Fri., 5 to 6 p.m. and 6 to7 p.m. Meets take place on select Saturdays throughout the season. gistration is being held at the City of Deer eld Beach Aquatic Center, 501 SE 6 Ave., Deer eld Beach at the ticket booth during regular business hours. visit or call the aquatic center at 954-420-2262. Place you ad at


20 The Pelican Friday, May 4, Blanche Ely senior Leilla Belony was one of four essay winners to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the League of Cities. She plans to study nursing and is picture with her father Villard, Broward School Board Chair Nora Rupert and her mom, Ros Mercie at a League function held last month. [Courtesy photo] CalendarContinued from page 19ter, 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 Woman’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 Wednesdays 12 to 1 p.m. at the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club. 954 7327377 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 Tuesdays and third Saturdays monthly at 8:30 a.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. Call 954-733-2386. Pompano Beach Woman’s Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Pompano Beach Woman’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 to learn about plants, owers, nature, conservation and all related matters. No garden necessary. Visitors welcome. 954-942-1639. 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 954-253-6251. EventsRelax 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. 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 954-2012601. LibrariesNorth Regional College Library -Thursdays – Digital Downloads Open House. Access and download the library’s free books. Noon to 1 p.m. 954201-2601.Hikes5/10 Florida Trail Association at 7:15 p.m. Fern Forest Nature Center 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek. Join us as Leah Harmon, (trail name “Twig”), discusses her monthlong adventure thru-hiking the Colorado Trail. Leah Leah grew up in Colorado and later pursued a career in Marine Biology. She served in the US Coast Guard and NOAA Corps. The Florida Trail AsSee CALENDAR on page 21 Outstanding students


The Pelican 21 Friday, May 4, sociation helps maintain and promote the Florida National Scenic Trail and provides an opportunity for hiking and camping in Florida. Happy Hoofers, Florida Trail Association. 954-263-8109, 5/5 John Prince Park Walk 2520 Lake Worth Rd, Lake Worth, FL. Stroll in the park for 2 to 4 miles. 7:30 a.m. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-963-9906. Public/ Leisure. 5/6 Hike in Jonathon Dickinson State Park, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL. Bring plenty of water for this 7 to 12 mile hike. Meet at the front gate of the park at 8:00 a.m. Park requires entry fee. Contact: Mary Miller, 561213-2189. Lighthouse PointCommission will workshop possible bond issueA commission workshop to discuss a general obligation bond issue that would nance major upgrades to re, public works, recreation and library facilities will be held Tuesday, May 8, 5 p.m. In discussions previously held, architect Merrill Romanik has estimated costs for the four structures at $16 million. If the commission decides to go forward with a bond issue, voters will have the nal say in November. Under review will be plans to convert Dixon Ahl Hall into a CAT 5 re station with an emergency operations center; a new building for the public works department, the addition of a second oor to the recreation building at Dan Witt Park and a build-out of the second oor at the library. Last month, Commissioner Kyle Van Buskirk suggested breaking the bond issue into four separate ballot items. His idea drew some support. -Judy Wilson Public/Moderate. 5/7 Meeting, Okeeheelee Park Nature Center 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL Talk about your latest hiking adventures while you have refreshments at: 7:00 p.m. Program at 7:30 p.m. Topic to be announced. Contact: Margaret Brabham, 561-324-3543. Public/Leisure. 5/13 – Mother’s Day Walk. See the spring wild owers on this beautiful leisure walk. Meet 8:45 AM at the gate to Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL. Park requires entry fee. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-963-9906 Public/ Leisure. 5/19 Okeeheelee Park Walk, 7500 Forest Hill Blvd West Palm Beach, FL.. Margaret leads a walk in this expansive park. Meet at Okeeheelee Park South, Hiking/ biking Trails Parking lot. 7:30 a.m. Contact: Margaret, 561324-3543. Public/Leisure. 5/20 Frenchman’s Forest Walk, 12201 Prosperity Farms Rd, Meet at 7:30 a.m. Take a hike in this shaded hammock. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423. Public/Leisure 5/26 Hike in Apoxee, 3125 North Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL. Take a 9 mile hike in West Palm Beach’s urban wilderness off Jog Rd. 8:00 a.m.Bring plenty of water. Contact: Joe Rosenberg, 561-859-1954. Public/ Moderate. 5/27 – Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Hike, 1800 South U.S. Hwy Jupiter, FL Alan Collins will take you down a path to a small beach and will circle around on natural trails to the starting point. Walk about 4 miles. 7:30 a.m. Contact: 561-586-0486. Public/ Leisure.Lectures 5/7 Senator George S. LeMieux and Laura Mize as they discuss their new book release, Florida Made: The 25 Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State. Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, 231 SW 2 Ave. 954-463-4431.Music5/4 – Brahm’s Requiem with Lynn Philharmonia. 8 p.m. Coral Ridge Church, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $35. Boca Raton performance 5/6 at 4 p.m. 954-641-2653. 5/11 – Music Under the Stars – Wolfpak Band, Rock, Pop, Jazz. Pompano CalendarContinued from page 20 See CALENDAR on page 23


22 The Pelican Friday, May 4, The Pelican Classi eds Work • 954-783-8700 Fishing report The National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC’s) 26th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive is on Saturday, May 12. Nearly 49 million Americans, 1 in 7, are unsure of the source of their next meal. This includes 12 million children and seven million seniors over age 60. Last year, active and retired letter carriers, with help from thousands of volunteers and NALC’s national partners, collected 75 million pounds of food, bringing the 25-year grand total to almost 1.6 billion pounds. Next Wednesday, May 9 we will be having a black n tuna seminar at RJ Boyle Studio. Speaking on the topic of catching big black n will be Capt. Skip Dana and John Bassett. Lots of big tuna were caught last weekend and it’s only going to get better. Come listen to these guys teach you the ins and outs of targeting big black n on live bait and trolling. Only 60 spots available must call to reserve your spot. A $20 donation to the Mission Fishin’ Special Needs will be the entry fee.Call now 954-420-5001 South Florida has an opportunity to make a difference in helping families in need on Saturday, May 12. Carriers as customers to leave a generous donation of non-perishable items at your mailbox on May 12. The top requested non-perishable food items are: cereal, pasta, pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce, rice, canned fruits and vegetables. Healthy, low-sodium, low-sugar items such as beans, oatmeal and other whole grains, and canola or olive oil.Letter carriers food drive set for May 12


The Pelican 23 Friday, May 4, Beach Great Lawn 7 p.m. Intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and Atlantic Ocean. Free. 954-786-4111. 5/19 – Innacio Berroa Trio “Straight Ahead From Havana.” Bailey Hall, 3501 Davie Blvd., Davie. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $35-$45. Call 954-201-6884. 5/19 Haiti: The Strength of a Nation A Reminder of its Contributions to the World. Feature performances by Sassy Singz, We Dem Zoes, Self_Made, dancer Claudel Theagene with The Roots, along with other surprises. The event will be hosted by Regine Bell, Mrs. Little Haiti Plus America 2018, Queen. Free. Ali Cultural Arts,353 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Pompano Beach. 954-7867876.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 sh, sting rays, and other marine life during these free daily feeding presentations. Call 561-544-8605.TheaterThrough May 13. Theatre South presents A Class Act. Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 West Atlantic Blvd. A major chemical corporation facing a class action lawsuit after they have dumped chemicals into the water supply and caused the sickness and death of thousands of people. Tickets $16.50 to $25.50. Call 305-924-3003 or email Through 5/13 – Wick Theater presents Jerry’s Girls Tickets $80 to $89. 7901 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. Call 561-995-2333. Through 5/13 – Golda’s Balcony, Mizner Park Cultural Center 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Tickets $39 to $49. 844-672-2849.Tours 5/12 – Hillsboro Lighthouse – Meet shuttle boats for transportation to the lighthouse at Alsdorf Park, 2974 N.E. 14th Street, Pompano Beach, Boats leave every 45 min. beginning at 9 a.m. Cost is $35 PP. Members of Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society are free. Call 786.251.0811. 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 eld-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. Call 754-307-5446. Tour Historic Pompano Beach. From the Sample-McDougald House to the Indian Mound. Tours tell tales of the land to farms to its time today. Meet at 9 a.m. Founders Park, 217 NE 4 Ave., Pompano Beach. 10 a.m. tour bus leaves. Tickets $15/person. 954-7823015 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 sh, sting rays, and other marine life during these free daily feeding presentations. All ages; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 561-544-8605.Sports Over-50 Baseball – Play the game on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. at Pioneer Park in Deer eld Beach. All skill levels, All welcome. Dues $40 annually. Call Denis Tranchida at 954-647-1621. 5/5 – Miami Dolphins Jr. Training Camp. Bison Foortball and Cheerleading. 9 a.m. to Noon. Music, Food, Bounce House. 954-4804481. 5/14 – Lighthouse Point fall sports registration. Start Smart Soccer: Ages 3 – 4; Co-Ed Instructional Soccer: Age 5 Grade 1; Co-Ed Soccer: Grades 2 – 4; Co-Ed Flag Football: Grades 5 – 8. Call 954-784-3439. 6/9 – Golf 2-Man Scramble. Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course. 7 a.m. registration. ShotGun start 8 a.m. Cost $80 per player. $160/ Group. Raf e, Prizes, Goodies, Bags. Pompano Beach Westside Kiwanis. 954-8170119.SundaysBingo 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. CalendarContinued from page 21


24 The Pelican Friday, May 4, Free subscription to The Pelican. Sign-up at and your Pelican arrives in your email every Friday. Pompano Beach Nine Hole Women’s League May 1 Choose two holes to discard A Group 1st place (tie) Kathy Gardner, Susana Rust . 46 2nd place Debbie Cushman . 48 B Group 1st place Jill Goldfarb . 57 2nd place (tie) Christine Rasku, Rita Beckett . 60 Pompano Beach Men’s Golf Assn. April 25, The Pines PARTNERS AC and BD One Best Ball A&C 1st Place Chuck Brown, Willie Smith . .61 2nd Place Gary Ruderman,(Tiebreaker), John Pope . 62 3rd Place Bill Hadersbeck (Blind Draw), Mike Katawczik . 62 4th Place Lance Naiman, Bart Valerio . 62 (Tiebreaker) B&D 1st Place Pete Strychowskyj, Henry Lesburt . 56 2nd Place Jim Muschany, Dave Dowling . 59 3rd Place Jim DeCicco, Gene Stoller . 61 4th Place Charles Schaefer, Jr., Henry Lesburt (Blind Draw). . 62 (Closest to the Pin Hole #3: Mike Marruquin – 4’8”Scores