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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 11, 2018 Vol. XXVI, Issue 19Price 10¢ A scene from Deer eld Beach High School’s Boing Boing starring Alan Halaly and Ananda Espinal..Student thespians get their rewards at annual Cappies By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFBroward North Broward Prep and Dillard Center for the Arts lead the field of high schools in northeast Broward nominated for The Critics’ Award Program[Cappies]. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in high school theater. This year marks the 16th annual Cappies Awards Gala being held Tuesday, May 22, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 7 p.m. The evening features songs and scenes from the top-nominated shows and donations will support Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. “The Cappies was founded in part as a response to the tragedy at Columbine See CAPPIES on page 8County Shelter ‘No Kill’ position puts strays, injured animals at risk By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – This month when a resident noticed an injured cat in her yard, she called the city’s animal control department for help. The cat was suffering from festering fight wounds to its neck and was captured in a cat trap and brought to Note: Due to threats received from residents and directed to officials, all sources for the story are withheld the County Animal Shelter. “I’m allergic to cats,” she said. “But I do not want to see any animal suffer.” The cat’s injuries were severe enough to land it in the county shelter clinic for 10 days where his wounds were addressed, antibiotics administered and neutering completed, then according to shelter policy, it was “Returned To Field”. See STRAYS on page 21 City will hire a night patrol to catch illegal dumpersBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – Illegal dumping of construction materials and vegetation has city officials here alarmed. The problem is especially critical in District 2 but occurs all over the city, Chad Grecsak, director of sustainable management, told the commission last week. One solution may be to hire a code enforcement officer to work nights at a cost of $110,000. Last month, commissioners rejected See ILLEGAL DUMPING on page 9 Four builders recommended for Ortanique homesBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach The Northwest CRA Advisory Committee voted Monday to recommend that seven lots on CRA-owned land in Ortanique go to four developers for construction of single-family homes. The committee recommends: See BUILDERS on page 5 Bond issue facilities get another review; decision time is May 22By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – Voters here will likely be asked to approve a bond issue in November that will provide funds to build a new fire station/EOC center, public works facility, library addition and enhanced recreation center. The cost? Somewhere between $12.6 million and $14.3 million, less than the $16 million originally projected. The $14 million allots funds for a 3,000 square foot second story on the Dan Witt Park rec building for See BOND on page 4 See RESNICK on page 13 Resnick changes course; les for a commission seatBy Katina Caraganis PELICAN STAFFWilton Manors – Mayor Gary Resnick will not run for re-election as mayor after all, announcing this week he will instead run for one of two commission seats that will appear on the ballot in November. In 2016 when he won re-election, Resnick indicated he would not seek another term as mayor. But in recent weeks, he appeared undecided and two months ago he filed to run for his seat. “Don’t get me wrong. I love the Light the lights .


2 The PelicanFriday, May 11, 2018pelicannewspaper.comDont miss out! We will deliver e Pelican to your driveway every Friday.$13.76 annual subscription. Call 954-783-8700. 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 Governor designates two northwest parcel as Opportunity ZonesPompano BeachGov. Rick Scott has recommended two major land parcels in the northwest section of this city be designated as “Opportunity Zones.” Established by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, “Opportunity Zones” encourage long-term private investment in distressed communities by providing federal tax incentives to re-invest capital gains into businesses in the Zones. At the request of Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher, Scott chose the two census tracts. Included within the two designated tracts is the Innovation District, Pompano Beach’s proposed downtown. “I am very excited about further economic development in Pompano Beach’s northwest community,” Fisher said. “The proposed Innovation District has the potential of generating almost a $1 billion in economic impact for the City of Pompano Beach.” The evaluation process included statistical analysis of poverty rates, population, unemployment rates and other economic indicators, along with assessing recommendations from more than 1,200 requests. These requests came from municipal and county governments, regional planning councils, nonprofits and developers. The U.S. Department of the Treasury has 30 days to certify each state’s recommendations. After the zones are approved, the federal government will begin the rule-making process to designate how Opportunity Zone funds are created and how businesses, developers and financial institutions can invest in qualified zones. -Judy Vik Oakland ParkBid awarded for Andrews Ave. project Commissioners selected Stanford Construction for the Andrews Avenue improvements. Their bid was for $1.621 million. Commissioners also approved $155,680 for bike lanes. The project, extending from Oakland Park Boulevard to Prospect Road, includes landscaped medians, lighting, road resurfacing and stamped asphalt crosswalks. Earlier bids were rejected at a March meeting where the lowest bid was $1.9 million. Before the re-bid several line items were decreased to account for county improvements along the road, including sidewalk construction. During community meetings residents asked for additional median openings in order to get on and off Andrews from side streets. Staff has submitted those requests to Broward County for possible modifications. With the changes, every other street would have access to Andrews. The city received $928,000 in grant funding for this project. Commissioner John Adornato said he is concerned about traffic backing up when drivers try to make left turns from Andrews to Oakland Park Boulevard. Staff agreed to consult with county officials about those concerns. -Judy Vik


The Pelican 3 Friday, May 11, Oakland Park -The City of Oakland Park has completed its most recent Urban Tree Canopy Planting Project. The new project is an educational nature trail featuring Florida’s native trees and named in honor of the late City Manager John Stunson. The Stunson Nature Trail is at Royal Palm Park at 1701 NW 38 St. The city’s objective is to increase the overall tree canopy of the city focused on planting native tree species throughout the Stunson Nature Trail’s five unique habitats, including a Prairie Zone, Flatwood Zone, Hardwood Zone, Seashore Zone, and Wetlands Zone, where the community can New educational urban trail honors late City Manager John Stunson. Shelley Stunson, widow of John Stunson, does the honors at ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the recent opening of the Stunson Nature Trail in Oakland Park. From left to right: City Commissioner John Adornato III; Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca; former Mayor Shari McCartney; daughter, Brandi Stunson; granddaughter, Angelica Boley-Stunson; Mayor Tim Lonergan; Shelley Stunson; son, John “Sander” Stunson; granddaughter, Josephine “Jojo” Stunson; sister,Patsy Piety; daughter-in-law, Mimi Stunson; grandson, Johnny Stunson; Commissioner Michael E. Carn and nephew, Jack Piety. [Courtesy]learn and experience the value of a healthy tree population. The city partnered with Broward County School Board to create a natural area that acts as an outdoor educational experience. “The City of Oakland Park is grateful to the U.S. Forest Service, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Broward County School District for partnering on this important See STUNSON TRAIL on page 4 Trail entrance at Royal Palm Park


4 The PelicanFriday, May 11, a teen center, staff offices, bathrooms and storage. Tuesday night Recreation Director Becky Lysengen made a plea for the additional space. “I want all my programs at the park, not some at city hall,” she said. The recreation building was built in 1972 with no improvements except for paved parking. Lysengen said her summer program is already at capacity and there are 50 kids on a waiting list. “My programs get full in two days,” she said. “And Boomers are coming along and they will need space for activities. And I need an office . You need a safe space for the staff and your children.” An alternate plan presented by architect Merrill Romanik makes improvements to the existing building to include a multi-purpose room for 134 children, storage for parks and public works, restrooms, concession stand and covered patio. It deletes director’s office. That option costs $1.3 million; Lysengen’s preferred option, $2.4 million. The largest chunk of the proposed bond, $10.7 million, is for a new fire station to be built where Dixon Ahl Hall now stands. Romanik is showing 22,000 square feet in three stories to house fire and EMS equipment, sleeping quarters, kitchen, bathrooms, offices, multi -purpose and conference rooms to be converted to emergency operations when needed and accessory uses. Public Works gets 3,000 square feet of new service space and interior improvements to existing offices. The plan adds 800 square feet to existing space. That is budgeted at $621,261. The build-out of the now unused second floor will almost double the size of the library and provide for a community room. A major part of the expense, $600,000, is for a second staircase, restrooms and a passenger elevator. Romanik said these features are required by code if more than five people at a time will be using the space. A major consideration of the proposed improvements is parking. Spaces will be lost with the proposed expansions. Commissioners asked Romanik to look at reconfiguring the current parking to be more efficient. Mayor Glenn Troast pointed out that enlarging the community center at Dan Witt will require a parking variance. “We will have to be creative,” he said. Also an issue is the fact the city owns no vacant land for expansion. The commission expects to have a formal bond proposal for consideration at its May 22 meeting. To get on the November ballot, language has to be submitted to the county elections office in June. BondContinued from page 1beautification project to enhance our environment,” said Oakland Park Mayor Tim Lonergan. “This project represents another significant step in our efforts to increase our City’s tree canopy. Studies have shown that the greenery and shade provide a sense of serenity and well-being.” Funding for the nature trail project was provided in part by the USDA Forest Service through the Florida Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program. Funding was made available to organizations and municipalities to enhance urban and community forestry programs. Oakland Park’s $15,000 grant was matched by $15,000 in municipal funds. This project entailed the planting of more than 165 trees representing a wide variety of Florida-friendly species, including Slash Pine, Royal Palm, Bald Cypress and Wax Myrtle. In total, nearly 40 native tree, plant and grass species have already been planted at the new nature trail. “The project allows Oakland Park to provide a visible example of the benefits of an urban forest comprised of native species,” said Mayor Lonergan. “We have significantly expanded the size and scope of the tree canopy throughout our community, including major corridors.” The city previously achieved certification as a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat. Stunson TrailContinued from page 3


The Pelican 5 Friday, May 11, Two lots go to AMH Family Homes & LG Family Homes, Inc. They plan to build threebedroom, two-bath homes with two car garages. Their homes are priced at $250,000. They also offered a $1,500 scholarship to a student from Blanche Ely High School for each home sold. Two lots go to Horizon New Homes Development, LLC. The firm plans to build threebedroom, two-bath homes with two-car garages. Sales price is $269,000. One lot goes to Premier Housing & Rehab, LLC. They propose building a threebedroom, two-bath home with one to two-car garage. Sales price is $250,000$260,000. They offered a $1,000 scholarship to an Ely High School student when the house is sold. Two lots go to Capital Group Green Developments, LLC. They plan to build three-bedroom, two-bath homes with two-car garages. Sales price is $275,000. They will contribute to the community through their nonprofit Synergy Community Development Center. Resident Vincente Thrower urged the committee to encourage the developers to contribute to the cost of funding more school resource officers in Pompano Beach schools. The CRA Board will consider the proposals at its meeting Tuesday. BuildersContinued from page 1Commission denies re-zoning request from self-storage company By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park --Commissioners voted to deny an application by Oakland Park Self Storage, LLC to rezone property at 880 W. Prospect Road from B-2, General Business District to I-1, Light Industrial. The vote to deny was 4-1 at the May 2 commission meeting with Mayor Tim Lonergan voting no. The .88-acre vacant site is on the corner of Powerline and West Prospect Roads. The application required a rezoning, conditional use approval and a variance for the project – a Cubesmart Self Storage facility to proceed. The Planning and Zoning Board had recommended approval, 5-0. The current B-2 zoning doesn’t permit self-storage facilities. The rezoning request was consistent with the Future Land Use Map, which designates this site for industrial use. The surrounding area includes I-95 to the site’s southeast and an industrial warehouse district to the north. On the west side of Powerline is the Fort Lauderdale Fiveash Water Treatment Plant with its water tanks. This property has been vacant for more than two decades. Two residents, Jeff Helyer, president of the Lloyd Estates Neighborhood Association, and Steve Arnst spoke in favor of the zoning change request. Arnst said it was “a great project.” Commissioner Michael Carn said the decision was very difficult for him. He said the location is a gateway. “I believe we could make this a center of some sort for the city. This is one of the three major nodes on that thoroughfare. If I vote for this, I put a stopper in the dream pipeline. This doesn’t appeal to me.” Commissioner John Adornato said, “I’m not sure this makes the city what it needs to be. This is enroute to home for many of our residents. How can we bring active redevelopment to the area? There’s an opportunity at this corner to See STORAGE on page 6


6 The PelicanFriday, May 11, 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 19 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby SirenTown looking for consultant for stormwater rate studyLauderdale-By-The-Sea Commissioners agreed Tuesday to conduct a stormwater rate study. The study would involve updating a similar report done eight years ago. Tony Bryan, deputy town manager, said staff had contacted one financial consultant who said the cost would be about $50,000. Vice Mayor Elliot Sokolow said he’s not sure he believes there’s $50,000 worth of work there, adding, “I don’t have a problem going for proposals and see what we get.” Mayor Chris Vincent said he believes a study is needed. “We need to come up with funding and where it will come from. Before setting rates we have to identify potential problem areas.” Town Manager Bud Bentley said the process would be the same as when the town did a sewer rate study. A 10-15-year work plan would be established. The plan would include operational costs and look at how to raise revenues and fund the work plan. Bentley said funding for the study could come from the professional services account in the town’s budget. Commissioner Randy Strauss asked if the company that did the original study is still viable. Bentley said the Orlando firm is no longer in business. -Judy Vik Home wantedPerson seeking good homes for Mollie and Ollie, two “Indoor” cats, each around 4 to 5 years old. Both are neutered and are very sweet, and wonderful with humans and other cats. Mollie is a female seven-pound black and white short hair. Ollie is a male 13-pound orange long hair. Both have just had physical exams and are in excellent health and have just gotten all their shots. Would prefer to keep them together, but they can be separated if need be. Please call Louise at 954-562-8127 if you can give them a good forever home, as their owners have recently died.Surfrider Foundation Holds Annual “Hands Across the Sand” Event May 19 in Pompano Beach By Brady NewbillPELICAN WRITERAt a time of such rapid development and economic growth, it can be easy for South Floridians to lose sight of our natural environment. A mutual respect for the wonders and health of our common home is essential for any community. Here in South Florida, our coastal habitats, from dazzling coral reefs to the intricate ecology of mangrove estuaries, are at the core of what makes our area unique from the rest of the United States. It is with this in mind that the Surfrider Foundation holds its annual “Hands Across the Sand” event, a nationwide demonstration of support to protect the ocean from environmental damage. The Broward County Chapter of Surfrider will be hosting its May 19 event at Pompano Beach Park, just south of the pier. The day will begin with a beach cleanup at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Hands Across the Sand demonstration at noon, when all participants, as well as the general public, will be invited to stand near the water in a single file line holding hands as a gesture of unity and appreciation for a healthy ocean. Last year’s event drew nearly 200 people. The demonstration began in 2009 as a symbolic gesture against the expansion of offshore oil drilling and seismic air gun blasting off our nation’s coasts. Since then it has grown both in numbers and purpose, combining community efforts like beach cleanups and outreach education to limit pollution from plastics and coastline construction. But this year the demonstration holds extra weight following an announcement in January from the Department of the Interior to open leasing for offshore oil exploration in over 90 percent of coastal waters in the U.S., drawing outrage and protest from environmentalists worldwide. “In the wake of that announcement, this event feels more important than ever,” says Broward Surfrider Volunteer and Event Coordinator Vanessa Alfonso.”Our coasts are at great risk and we hope that this will help kick-start and spread awareness for the March for the Ocean event in June.” For more information and volunteer signup visit volunteercoordinator@ broward.surfrider.orgShow that ocean how much you care on May 19 at 9 a.m.BSO hosting Uniting Broward in Deer eld BeachBroward Sheriff’s Office hosts a free Uniting Broward event Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Quiet Waters Elementary School. This community policing showcase, in partnership with Deerfield Beach, promotes diversity, safety and security and, this year, will feature radio personality Rick Party as the emcee. Activities and entertainment for all ages are on the agenda: a kids’ fun zone with bounce houses, demonstrations by BSO’s K-9, Bomb and Arson units and SWAT team along with a vehicle extrication by Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue personnel. BSO recruiters will also be on hand for those interested in joining the sheriff’s agency. Everyone is sure to enjoy the musical performances by the Deerfield Beach High School jazz band and the orchestras of Highlands Christian Academy and Quiet Waters Elementary. Lunch will be available at food trucks. Bring folding chairs for seating. Quiet Waters Elementary is at 4150 W. Hillsboro Blvd. do something different.” Adornato added that “self-storage businesses leave me conflicted. We have too much stuff.” Vice Mayor Sara Guevrekian said her instinct was that it would be easy to approve this. “But I don’t subscribe to the ‘anything is better than nothing’ philosophy.” Lonergan said he was supportive of this project and liked the design. “Should we go another 25 years with a dirt lot? I think we’re turning businesses away. To some degree Oakland Park doesn’t have the open arms we claim to have.” StorageContinued from page 5The Pelican delivers to your home or business in our readership areas. Cost: $13.76 per year. Thank you for your subscription. It makes a di erence. Call 954-783-8700 for home delivery.


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8 The PelicanFriday, May 11, Send your stories and photos to siren2415@ or call 954-783-8700. Business matters High School to highlight the positive contributions teenagers were making in the arts, said Cappies director, Lori Sessions. “As we now face a similar tragedy in our own community, we look forward to recognizing some of the most talented students in theatre and journalism.” The winners are determined by a weighted peer-review voting process. Nominations are made by student critics who attend productions and write reviews, which are then published on Tickets to the Cappies are $20 and available online at,, or call 954462-0222.Nominated North Broward SchoolsCardinal Gibbons High School – Junior Critic, Charlotte Bacharach; Lead Actor in a Play, Spencer Knight; Featured Actress in a Play, Hannah Eichholtz; Supporting Actress in a Play, Emily Tallman; Ensemble in a Play, the Housekeepers; Costumes, Alexandra Cassi, Maria Arevalo, Anna MurrayCampbell; Hair and Make up, Caroline Aristizabal, Zaa Acosta, Alyssa Chiarello, The Importance of Being Earnest Deerfield Beach High School – Comic Actor in a Play, Alan Halaly and Comic Actress in a Play Ananda Espinal, Boeing Boeing Dillard Center for the Performing Arts – Lead Actress in a Play, Grace Sindaco; Supporting Actor, Yasharwan Blain; Featured Actor, Kevaughn Reid; Featured Actress Amanda Doty; Ensemble, The Three Witches, Creativity Danilo Mina, Macbeth North Broward Prep – Critics Team, Quinn DeVita, Sophomore Critic Madeline Finkelman and Dylan Jost. Lead Actress in a Musical, Danielle Ganz; Featured Actor in a Musical, Eitan Pessah; Featured Actress in a Musical, Julie Hopper; Comic Actor in a Musical, Samuel Kelly-Cohen; Comic Actress in a Musical, Quinn DeVita; Female Vocalist, Eve Cohen; Male Dancer Evan Laufman, 9 to 5. Pompano Beach High School – Senior Critic Amorie Barton. St. Thomas Aquinas High School – Featured Actress in a Play, Shannon Reid; Comic Actor in a Play, Jason Peitrafetta; Ensemble, The Greek Geeks; Sound Brian Sayre, Circus Olympus CappiesContinued from page 1Medical help when you need it at Pronto Urgent Care with board certi ed physician now open on East Commercial By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFFort Lauderdale Pronto Urgent Care facility just opened at 2500 E. Commercial Blvd. suite D, in Fort Lauderdale. Located one center east of Chuck’s Steak House, Pronto is the nearest urgent care/ medical care facility east of U.S. 1. It’s conveniently close to area businesses, residents of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and the beaches. It is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pronto offers immediate medical help to those who don’t want to wait for the “next available appointment” in a typical medical setting. Board Certified Physician, Dr. Maria Game, is on hand to meet with patients in this impeccable suite with five exam rooms, a lab, a medical dispensary and doctor’s office. Medicare and most insurances are accepted. For those who are uninsured, Pronto offers a $99 physical exam. Pronto offers primary care, X-RAY and EKG on site, and lab for generic medication distribution. Other services include Workers Comp, immunization and travel medications, DOT and school physicals, drug testing and Personal Injury Protection [PIP]. Office personnel speak English, Spanish and German. Dr. Game is certified in urgent care medicine. From Ecuador, South America, she graduated from medical school in 1997 and has 20 years of experience as a clinician, researcher, surgery and surgical critical care with training at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami. David Miller, operations manager, says, “We’ve only been open two weeks and walk-in turnout has been very good. Although we accept Medicare and most other insurances, we are also aware of the large, uninsured population and for them we offer a complete physical for Board Certi ed Physician Dr. Maria Game is on hand to meet with patients in this impeccable suite with ve exam rooms, a lab, a medical dispensary and doctor’s of ce. See PRONTO CARE on page 9 Pompano BeachCity taps county cultural director to head cultural venues Earl Bosworth will join the city this June 4 as an assistant city manager to oversee all cultural affairs and operation of cultural venues: Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Ali Cultural Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center and Amphitheatre. Bosworth brings with him over 20 years of government management experience. He is currently the director of the Broward County Cultural Division and has served as president/CEO of ArtServe, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale. He was assistant director of Broward County Board of County Commissioners, cultural division. He currently is serving as vice chair of the Florida Cultural Alliance. Bosworth is a musician and published songwriter. He has a master’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern. “Earl Bosworth brings a wealth of cultural arts experience that will elevate Pompano Beach’s expanding cultural community to the next level.” said City Manager Greg Harrison.” Bosworth’s salary is $160,000. Additionally, as part of the Cultural Arts Leadership transition plan, Harrison has named Phyllis Korab to the position of cultural affairs director who has successfully served in that capacity for the last year. -Anne SirenBosworth


The Pelican 9 Friday, May 11, $99. Miller has an MBA from Keller School of Management with a dual concentration on health services and hospitality. He has over 20 years of experience in the health care industry.Patients react to Pronto Urgent CareAnita Hall wrote, “I recently visited Pronto Urgent Care and had a terrific experience. I was heading toward the emergency room, which I knew would have consumed the entire day waiting in a room while doctors made their rounds. That is when my neighbor told me about urgent care facilities. “We went to Pronto and were attended to right away. Dr. Game helped me relax while she treated my injuries. I required followup treatments since I was unable to see a wound specialist for over a week. Dr. Game provided me with timely supplemental visits, which were critical. This strategy probably saved me from numerous health complications. “The staff was very friendly, helpful and willing to answer all of my questions. The atmosphere was upbeat and I trusted their medical abilities for my care. “The waiting room was very comfortable, as my neighbor will attest to, as he waited for me while I was being treated. I recommend Pronto Urgent Care to anyone who wants to avoid or cannot get to the hospital.” Kelsey Gibson says, “Excellent care at this facility. I showed up almost at closing with a swollen ankle; and Dr. Game was so kind. She was very thorough and made sure all my questions were answered. I didn’t feel rushed; I felt like she really listened to me. This will definitely be our go-to urgent care facility from now on.” For further information, call 954-909-5708. Pronto Urgent CareContinued from page 8 the idea but revived it after hearing Vice Mayor Gloria Battle say she would change her vote. “I voted no and overnight piles started coming in [to her District 2 neighborhood]. We called code enforcement at 6:30 a.m. but the operator kept us on the line so long that the dumper had left. If we had an overnight person, we could have had someone out there. One way to fix it [dumping,] is to hire a person. I want to reconsider.” Battle said two weeks later the piles were still where they had been dumped. Commissioner Todd Drosky said he would be glad to discuss the inadequacies in the system. Powerline Road and Lock Road in his District 4 is a favored spot for illegal dumpers. “As soon as the material is picked up the illegals comeback.” He said. Grecsak said staff has been struggling with this for years. The city’s “very generous” bulk collection service adds to the problem. Not much data on illegal dumping exists but in the few months he has been collecting it, 71 illegal dumps have been recorded. Collecting the material has cost the city $14,000, he said or about $200 per instance. “How many people have been caught?” Mayor Bill Ganz asked. “Not a high percentage,” Grecsak said. “We are reactive, not proactive [on this].” In the three weeks a code officer had been working only illegal dumps, 47 cases were cited. But the process is a long one, Grecsak said. Going forward the property owner will be billed for the cost of collection, he said, unless the illegal dumper is identified. Commissioner Berne Parness voted against hiring the nighttime code official because he said the system is broken. “Until we fix it, we are throwing money away.” Parness is particularly concerned with contractors who do work without permits in Century Village East. He said “Everyone should have to file and pay on the spot . If they don’t file a permit, there is no inspection. The rules are for safety.” But he added, “Unless someone is out there 24/7, they will find a time [to dump].” Commissioner Joe Miller said the new hire is “not a total solution, but worth it.” Mayor Bill Ganz said the position “can be eliminated if it is not working… we have an opportunity to see if this Get educatedA public information session on the city’s code ordinances will be held Saturday, June 30, 9 a.m. at the Hillsboro Technology Center. The session will be conducted by Planning Director Eric Powers and Code Compliance Supervisor Bernie Pita. Vice Mayor Gloria Battle is asking residents to come out and hear about changes in the code. “Unscrupulous people mislead people who don’t know,” she said. “Please come out.” Light refreshments will be served. Illegal dumpingContinued from page 1


10 The PelicanFriday, May 11, 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 erenceBriefs Volunteers successfully recruit each other at John Knox Village 26th Fruits of Our Labor annual event By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFJohn Knox Village[JKV] is a retirement community that offers an enriching life plan to its residents. Located at 651 SW 6 St. in Pompano Beach, this bustling Village is home to almost 1,000 residents and over 600 employees. Most of the residents who live independently are well known for their volunteer activities in and outside the campus. Their time and talents are at work in area schools, hospitals, libraries churches and throughout the Village. In1992, the annual event, Fruits of Our Labor, was launched to encourage volunteers to sign up to work in the many Village areas of interest where they are now making a difference. These men and women in each area share with other residents what they do and recruit others to join them in doing it. This beehive of activity offers volunteers a break area to pause, enjoy a dish of fresh fruit, tea, coffee and sweets. The highlight of ‘Fruits’ is the recognition of a small group of the most outstanding volunteers of the year, chosen by their peers. The men and women chosen are publicly honored, awarded a handsome plaque and inducted into the 2018 Hall of Fame. The Pelican cruised the event to see the variety of volunteer areas offered. Here are just a few of the areas of interest visited. Denise Snuszka covered Marketing. Reid Brown and Larry Peters had people lined up to hear about the workshop where items are repaired and created. Elaine McNamara collected singing volunteers for The Noteables, The Villagers, Hand Chimes and the Choristers. Harry Wood and Curt Iverson represented the Chapel Committee. Heather Guthrie collected volunteers for the fitness [gym] area to help answer phones and schedule appointments. Joyce DeJong, Shelby and Emerson Harris solicited folks to man the Curiosity Shop where residents and employees snap up lightly used treasures. Diane Barton reminded residents to support the garden club and the employee scholarship events. The Holiday Bazaar is a major Village fund raiser that calls for many helping hands. Manned by John Mandt and Jennifer Smith, last year the bazaar raised over $17,000 for the Seaside Cove and the Woodlands. The spaghetti dinner/auction volunteers raised $26,000 for these health centers. Jan Spaulding and Paul Loree were busy explaining the importance of being active in the JKV Resident Senate. This resident governing body has the ability to suggest and persuade major changes to management. And that was just a sampling of the volunteer activities represented at the Fruits Of Our Labor event. Thank you for what you all do in and outside of John Knox Village. Nancy Matthews checks out a sampling of what is being made in the workshop with two of the volunteers, Reid Brown and Larry Peters. [Courtesy of Rob Seitz] Hall of Fame winners, front row (L-R): Carol Redd, Phyllis Liedtke, Marlene McGinn-Durkin and Rose Urbina. Back row: John Mandt, Frank Perkins, Barbara Bone, Anne Swoboda and JKV President/CEO Gerry Stryker. Not shown: Elizabeth Cobb, Nancy Custance, Carolyn Kieswetter, Margo Lewis. A “must see” at Bailey ContemporyPompano Beach – The works of Erin Leigh are on display at Blooming Bean Coffee Roster this month. Leigh is a survivor of sexual trafficking who found her artistic talent while living at Hepzibah House, a refuse for abused women. She will begin her studies in graphic design at Palm Beach State College in the fall. Her pieces reflect her feelings and her journey to a safer life. Blooming Bean is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 7:30 to 4 on Friday, 7:30 to 3 on Saturday and closed on Sunday. It is in the Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, 41 NE 1 St.Tennis center out of boundsDeerfield Beach – The tennis center at Pioneer Park, 222 NE 2 Ave., will be closed Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28 and reopen on Tuesday, May 29. The courts will remain open. Call 954480-4422. North Broward Democrats meetFlorida State Sen. Gary Farmer will discuss recent legislation that took place in Tallahassee with local Democrats May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 5 St., Pompano Beach. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call 954-6837789.


The Pelican 11 Friday, May 11, Club Tropicante will go dark after years of bad behavior By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – Patrons of Club Tropicante, the latenight spot where four people were shot on April 30, may hear “last call” for the last time sooner than anticipated. A court order issued Apr. 18 closed the club permanently on May 18. But this incident, the latest in a long line of disturbances that put the club’s owners and the city at odds, local officials are attempting to close it even sooner. Attorney Stuart Michelson, who has been arguing for the city since 2013, filed a cease and desist letter against the club in circuit court this week. If the request is granted, City Attorney Andy Maurodis said the venue at 4251 N. Dixie Hwy. could be closed immediately, “once and for all.” The legal wrangling has a fiveyear history. In 2013, a federal court dismissed a lawsuit by the club’s owners asking to maintain its 4 a.m. closing time. The early-morning hours had been allowed under Broward County’s codes, but when the city annexed the area in 2004, it gave the club and several others, five years to comply with a 2 a.m. closing law. In 2015, the city declared the club a public nuisance after a survey classified it as a high-crime address. In May of that year, a man had been shot in the parking lot of the club. Then in 2017, the city tried to close the club on code violations, arguing it operated under a restaurant license, but was actually a dance and music club. A special magistrate concurred and gave the club until August to close its doors, but the club owner appealed that decision in circuit court. This week Maurodis said the circuit court upheld the magistrate’s decision and ordered the club to close Apr. 18. The owners again appealed, this time in appellate court on the grounds they should be issued a written opinion. Again, the court sided with the city and set May 18 as the closing date. Now it appears that closing may be sooner. Three men and a woman were injured at 2:30 a.m. shooting and taken to Broward Health North. A club-goer said she thought a fight had broken out and then shots were fired. The victim’s wounds were not classified as life-threatening. At press time no one had been taken into custody. Take Smoke home Smoke is eight years old. He’s tested for FIV/Leukemia, neutered, micro chipped and up to date on all his shots. Born in Alaska, his owner moved here and then could no longer care for him. He’s very outgoing, runs to greet you and gets along with other cats. Meet this cat at Florida Humane Society, 3870 North Powerline Road, Pompano Beach. Hours: Thursday thru Sunday from Noon to 4 p.m. Call 954-974-6152 www.


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The Pelican 13 Friday, May 11, city and I love being mayor but it’s a tremendous commitment. This would still allow me to serve the city,” he said, adding the current move also allows him and his partner to do other things. “I’ll still be able to support the city with all the projects we have coming on. Being the mayor is a full-time job. I wouldn’t want to be mayor if I didn’t have the time to attend all the events and meetings. It’s night and day from being a commissioner. I’ll still be involved in the decision making. I think it’s a win -win.” “Something comes up every single day. It’s great. I love it, but I’m not the type of person who accepts a position and doesn’t do what is required,” he said. “It’s probably the best job I’ll ever have . I think it’s time to move on.” If he had stayed on the ballot for mayor, Resnick would have been challenged by City Commissioner Justin Flippen who declared months ago he would seek the position and Boyd Corbin, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor two years ago. Resnick’s ever-changing plans have at least one other candidate questioning his moves. Paul Rolli unsuccessfully ran for a seat on the commission in 2016. He has filed the necessary paperwork to run again this year. “Mayor Gary Resnick has served the city of Wilton Manors with distinction for the last 20 years. Many residents took him at his word that his current term would be his last. In March he changed his mind and filed to run for mayor again,” he said. “Last Saturday he changed his mind again and announced he was running for city commission. “I am hard pressed to find the value of rearranging the dais,” Rolli said. “What will he do in the next four years that he couldn’t do in the last 20? What is left unfinished that we don’t know about? “Like many residents with whom I have spoken, I wonder what’s in in for Mr. Resnick. Maybe it’s the city benefits, his representation to the Florida League of Cities, or something else,” he said. “I am running for city commission because I am passionate about the well being of Wilton Manors. The residents are my family and I want to be part of the next generation of leadership,” Rolli said. “I bring fresh eyes, fresh thoughts and want to be part of the next generation of leadership to proactively move out city into a brighter future.” Dr. Katharine Campbell has also filed papers to run for city commission, and said she remains intent on her own campaign. “I’m focused on making sure the community knows my unique skills set as a social worker to bring empowerment and community building to the city. That’s my focus,” she said. Commissioner Scott Newton has also filed the necessary paperwork to run for re-election. ResnickPelican Pompano Tornadoes lose in rst rounds of regionalsBy Concepcion LedezmaPELICAN SPORTSPompano Beach The celebration upon reaching its third consecutive state regional was short-lived for Pompano Beach High’s baseball team. The Tornadoes’ hopes for post-season glory quickly died after they blew a 2-0 lead to Fort Pierce Lincoln Park Academy in the first round of this year’s regionals on Tuesday. “Actually, our top two horses (pitching ace Trevor Kniskern and shortstop/pitcher Chase Costello) have been off (injuries) during the stretch run,” said Coach Joe Giummule, who resigned on Wednesday from his post, citing a lack of a job offers as a teacher at PBHS. Giummule’s been teaching at Cross Creek School during his four-year coaching stint at Pompano Beach where he reached the 200-win milestone to highlight his 16 years as head coach. “What makes matters worse,” the coach said about the disappointing ending, (Kniskern and Costello) are also position players and our (Nos.) 3 and 4 batters. I felt like the See TORNADOES on page 15


14 The PelicanFriday, May 11, O cials stand by the good work of the Pride Center and its directorBy Katina Caraganis PELICAN WRITERWilton Manors – The city commission will not sever financial support for the Pride Center at Equality Park after it was determined the executive director knowingly kept a convicted sex offender on his staff. Clarence Charles Collins was arrested April 2 and charged with failing to register as a sex offender and failing to report a name or residence change to authorities. Police records show that Collins was convicted of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under 16 and sexual battery on a person less than 12 years old in Feb. 1997. Collins had been working full-time as a janitor at the Pride Center at Equality Park since 2003, and part-time since 2013. The Pride Center opened a playground in 2015. Florida law states that if the victim of a sex offender was under the 18 at the time of the offense, the offender cannot work or volunteer at any place where children could be, including schools, child care facilities, parks, playgrounds, pet stores, libraries, zoos, theme parks, and malls. Commissioner Julie Carson requested the commission discuss severing financial support, fee waiver and sponsorship of the Pride Center at the city commission meeting Tuesday night. “I respect and admire (CEO) Robert Boo and consider him a friend,” she said. She said Collins was in the presence of children while working at the Pride Center and was living at the center, which is against city ordinance. “Trust has been breached,” she said. She suggested the center’s policies and procedures need to be re-evaluated. “My feelings are hurt and somehow we have to make it right,” she said, while acknowledging she does not want to see the Pride Center move out of the community. City Manager Leigh Ann Henderson said in 2018, the Pride Center was exempt from its fire assessment of $8,930 because it is a non-profit, $6,000 worth of permit fees were waived, facility rental fees of $900 were waived and the center See PRIDE CENTER on page16


The Pelican 15 Friday, May 11, other guys on the team were clicking heading into the district tournament, but once the playoffs started, they all cooled down.” Unlike last season when the Tornadoes blistered through a 27-4 season to a district title, they stumbled into the regional tournament as the district runner-up to champion North Broward Prep. By Pompano Beach’s standards, the Tornadoes ended this season with a disappointing 18-8 mark. “Sometimes teams that have gotten as far as we did last year become complacent,” Giummule said. “I never would have imagined we would be one of those teams. Our coaches reminded them daily that we are the hunted and everyone is out to beat us.” The Tornadoes appeared to snap out of the complacent state when they took a two-run lead against Lincoln Park on a run-scoring single by Costello and an RBI groundout by Jake Nord. In the fifth, Lincoln Park scored all three of its runs off starter Mike Shuler for the 3-2 lead that stood in the end. Both teams finished with just four hits in the game, but the Tornadoes failed to capitalize on three errors committed by the winners. “We just didn’t perform to our full potential for one reason or another,” Giummule said. “The ending of our season definitely wasn’t how I envisioned it.” TornadoesContinued from page13CRA Board pondering beach valet services; but it’s a complex issue By Judy Wilson PELICAN STAFFADeerfield Beach – Establishing a beach valet parking service is proving to be a complicated task. Tuesday the Community Redevelopment Agency reviewed a study done by Keith & Associates that recommended setting up the service on NE 1 Street and parking cars in the nearby Wyndham lot. The firm was hired to focus on the “S” curve on A1A and four restaurants with parking attendants: Oceans 234, Flanigan’s, The Whale’s Rib and Barracuda. With limited spaces, the cars are “stacked” in the restaurant lots presenting a safety hazard, consultant This design was chosen for the shing pier porthole which will give viewers a glimpse of the world beneath the pier. Designed by Kenneth Carlton, the porthole will be installed at the entrance to the pier and is large enough to be visible at the nearby caf. It will be linked to the underwater camera at the pier and is costing $13,000. Steve Williams said. Most limited is Flanigan’s with only six spaces. The adjacent Whale’s Rib has 14. Ocean’s lot for 25 cars is commonly handling 40 and Barracuda’s customers overrun its 12-space lot. In order to meet city code, these restaurants and others have agreements with the privately-owned USA parking garage to pay for spaces there, but these agreements are not being upheld, Board Chair Gloria Battle said. “Restaurants should be held to their agreements. That would do away with some of the problem,” she said. Williams said positioning the valet service on NE 1 Street is the best location. It will cost the city revenues from seven parking meters but is very close to the Wyndham Resort’s parking lot which has more space than it needs. The USA garage also has the capacity but is a seven-minute walk to the “S” curve restaurants and retailers and has no spot for a valet stand. See CRA BOARD on page 16


16 The PelicanFriday, May 11, e Pelican thrives on subscribers. We want you to subscribe. 954-783-8700 The best location in terms of parking efficiencies is the beach drop-off area on the north side of the Wyndham Williams said but that was ruled out because cars lining up to park could impact traffic on A1A and also impede motorists trying to get to the beach. The Keith study was done in January of this year on a weekend. Board member Joe Miller said, “Any staging area will have its pros and cons. [Restaurants] got their permits because they agreed to use the parking garage. We have to disallow double stacking.” Miller said he favors the beach drop-off location but acknowledged that the queued cars could “blockade” beach access. CRA Director Kris Mory said the NE 1 Street solution could not be in place for the next season and suggested using the beach drop-off short term while a permanent system is developed. She also said the businesses with garage leases should be made to get current. “Over parking is at an unsafe level,” she said. Battle called for police enforcement of dangerous queuing and Miller suggested a beach trolley service to bring people to the “S” curve when the NE 1 Street valet service becomes available. At the end of the discussion commissioners agreed to let Mory’s staff continue to address the issue.Rooftop garden draws concernThe north beach pavilion is halfway through the design phase. Architect Alan Fertel showed sketches to the CRA Board Tuesday night. The sleek structure is designed to blend with the beach dune. One of its features is a rooftop garden which drew a response from resident Phyllis Mavrikis who questioned the use of sea oats. Mavrikis s aid the sea oats grow to heights of six feet and wind off the ocean will blow seeds onto neighboring properties including Tiara East where she lives. She also cautioned that the garden would be high maintenance and require pest monitoring. Fertel said the landscape architect recommended the sea oats along with beach sunflower and beach creeper. “We are trying to recreate the dune,” he said. A drip irrigation system will provide the moisture. Final design for the pavilion will be presented at the June meeting Fertel said. CRA boardContued from page 15received $2,781 worth of parking fees from various events in the city. Numerous people spoke in support of CEO Boo and asked the commission to not make a decision that could direct the entire center and the population of people it helps. Commissioner Scott Newton said he would not hold everyone accountable for one person’s lapse of judgement. The Pride Center’s Board of Directors met Monday and unanimously agreed to suspend Boo for two weeks without pay beginning May 1. Upon his return, a corrective action plan for Boo will be put into place. “Everyone makes mistakes,” Newton said, while saying something does need to be done to protect the children in the community. Mayor Gary Resnick said the Pride Center has been an “incredible corporate partner” and Boo showed a “lapse in judgement.” “Robert has a big heart and has done so much for this community,” he said. “I think Robert was doing something out of the generosity of his heart. I don’t want to get involved in the internal workings of organizations we support.” Commissioner Tom Green said that while ordinances were violated and laws were broken, he does not want to “discredit the good work being done” at the Pride Center. Pride CenterContinued from page 14


The Pelican 17 Friday, May 11, CHURCH DIRECTORY Art5/11 -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 is limited to 25. Register at or contact Linda Schaller at (954) 703-2606 or lindaschaller@bonnethouse. org. 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. For 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.Books 5/23 1-3 p.m. to discuss The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman. Beach Branch Library, 3250 NE 2 St. Pompano Beach. Call 954-357-7830 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 954-2491333.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 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 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 CenSee CALENDAR on page 20


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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. 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 Help WantedBait and Tackle Clerk PartTime. 1-2 days per week. Retired ok. Pompano 954-946-1307. Costa’s Cleaning for 16 years, a Family Tradition. Homes, Apartments and Commercial cleaning, including windows and balconies. References. Free Estimates. Call Shirley at 954-579-3866. AntiquesAntique Buyer – Buying Antiques & Art. Jewelry. Watches. Paintings. Military Items. Guns. Swords. Coins. Silver. House Calls. Free Appraisals. Robert’s Antiques. 954-295-6808. See CLASSIFIEDS on page 19


The Pelican 19 Friday, May 11, 2018pelicannewspaper.comDeadline for Classi ed Advertising is Wednesday at 10 a.m. Call 954-7838700 to place your ad. Caregiver for SeniorsSemi-retired seeks employment as caregiver, to seniors. Cooks and Drives. Has clients going north. Great references. Background check. Call 954-401-2718 and leave msg. Estate SalePompano Beach – 2645 NE 8 Ct, May 12. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Inside and Out. Pool Table, Furniture and Tools. Home Repair ServicesMike’s Handyman Service – Call Today! – Fix Today! Fans, Lights, Drywall Patching, Soffits, Facia, Carpentry, Painting, Garage Clean-outs and More! Call 727-218-2878. Personal RelationshipSweet Christian Black Woman 55, seeks a nice Jewish, Hispanic or White male 52-65 for marriage relationship only. No games. Serious replies to or call 561-287-1477. 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 f or 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. Line dancing at the Beach Community Center by Galt Ocean. 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.Board GamesPlay 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 954941-4843. Knitting and crocheting i nstruction 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 18 Board Games Grisset, IdellaA celebration of life in honor of Idella Grissett is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at New Covenant Deliverance Cathedral, 2404 NW 20 St., Fort Lauderdale. Viewing will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday. Grissett, 39, died on April 29 of cancer. Her father, Dr. Ralph Grissett, will of ciate at the service. Ms. Grissett was employed in marketing by the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.Poitier Funeral Home has charge of funeral arrangements.John Paul Shroads, 89, beloved father, grandfather, husband, Celebration of Life uncle, friendPompano Beach John Paul Shroads, born in 1929 in Monaca, Penn., died on May 3 in his home after a short illness. Mr. Shroads was the son of Paul Elijah and Mildred McCreary Shroads. Mr. Shroads studied at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania J. Paul Shroadswhere he received a BS in business and nance. It had always been his desire to work overseas, and his entrance into the banking world offered him that opportunity. Mr. Shroads was uent in Spanish and Portuguese. His career which began in New York, later took him to several countries in South America, Europe and South Africa. After retirement, Mr. Shroads and his wife, Sara Lee, came to Pompano Beach to enjoy life and the ocean views. An Epicurean when it came to food, Mr. Shroads delighted in ne local restaurants. He was an avid reader of books and the New York Times taking on its crossword puzzle as a personal challenge and more often than not, conquering it [with help from Sara Lee]. Mr. Shroads came to The Pelican Newspaper 20 years ago to join our sales staff. His dedication to the newspaper and to his clients brought a new success to our newspaper. To us at The Pelican, our “Paul” and his kind and gentle heart has been and will continue to be sorely missed by our staff and his many clients. Mr. Shroads is survived by his wife, Sara Lee; children Karen, John Paul, Patrick [Amy] and Christopher and numerous grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Diana. Memorials will be private. Obituaries


20 The Pelican Friday, May 11, ter, 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. Events 5/20 Shavuot dairy dinner and ice cream party at 4 p.m. followed with reading of the Ten Commandments. 1874 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Deer eld Beach. Free. Call 954-422-1735.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. 6/8 Pompano Beach Pineapple Jamboree “A Tropical Affair,” 6 to 10 p.m. at Sample McDougald House. Tickets $40. Caribbean Buffet. Steel Drum Band. Call 954941-2940. X 205.LibrariesNorth Regional College Library -Thursdays – Digital Downloads Open House. Access and download the library’s free books. Noon to 1 p.m. 954201-2601. 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. Hikes5/13 – 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 SE 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, 561-324-3543. 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.Music5/11 – Music Under the Stars – Wolfpak Band, Rock, Pop, Jazz. Pompano 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 CalendarContinued from page 17 See CALENDAR on page 23


The Pelican 21 Friday, May 11, So when this same resident noticed the same cat in her yard 11 days later, she was not happy. She said “I thought this cat should have been put to sleep based on how bad it looked.” The county has a policy, “Return to Field”, which means stray cats will be picked up, then sterilized, vaccinated and returned to where they had been trapped. County ordinance was amended in 2015 by a unanimous vote of commissioners to read : Chapter 4-39(a) (3) Community Cats shall be sterilized, ear tipped, vaccinated, and returned to the original point of pick up by an officer or released to an approved rescue group. “Broward County has adopted a ‘no-kill’ philosophy which emphasizes avoidance of euthanasia at all costs. Strict adherence to this philosophy has resulted in aggressive dogs being “rehomed”, warehousing of animals for months and even years, and when it comes to cats, they all must be turned back into the streets. The city animal control division has witnessed sickly cats returned to field, bite cats returned to field and has had to respond to “returned to field” cats that are subsequently injured or killed.Di erent policies for di erent philosophiesThere is a standing disagreement among animal advocates; many consider euthanasia a humane outcome for animals that could not be placed in a home as opposed to an outdoor life of danger, hunger, fleas and other vermin. Others [Broward County] advocate for a no-kill policy with the exceptions of dire injuries. “It’s a dilemma,” says the City Animal Control Officer. “What’s best? Remove a feral cat and administer a lethal dose of anesthesia or provide temporary care and return it to face continued suffering and dangers? There just isn’t one great solution.” According to a document citing reasons why the city does not endorse the county’s blanket “Return to Field,” policy, it notes that ”it does not provide a quality of life for cats. Cats are essentially abandoned and must fend for themselves and “live a life suffering from fleas, parasites and injury.” Other reasons include: Outdoor cats decimate the wild bird population They could spread disease Promotes sympathy feeding which tends to increase populations Contrary to law and city ordinance The document adds that most complainants want permanent removal of feral cats: no returns. Naturalist, Bird Advocacy groups and even People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA] maintain a similar position that a wholesale approach of Return To Field is irresponsible. Over the years, the city has provided removal of feral, free roaming and at-large cats from the property of those who complain. Since there are no owners or other more humane solution, these cats would ultimately be euthanized. At this point in time, this has been put on hold. Pompano Beach does not officially participate in the county’s practice of ‘Return to Field,’ but last July a “Stand Down and Observe” policy was put in effect to allow for monitoring and evaluation of the county policy and practice. For that reason, Pompano Beach officials do not currently capture cats except when they are injured. There is a lot of pressure continually directed at the city to eliminate current ordinances and adopt the blanket Return To Field approach. These advocates are loud and relentless. Officials have been bullied, threatened, and attacked through social media and emails for not embracing the policy while most of the residents quietly expect their animal control service to remain intact. There is concern that the county’s method does not offer feral cats a quality of life. Trapped animals’ rabies shots may be the only one they ever get. Once trapped and released, they are unlikely to go in a trap again when further treatment is needed. The No-kill policy does not solve many problems associated with free roaming cat populations and backs the complainant into a corner of taking matters into their own hands. There have been reports of cat disappearances, poisoning and outright statements from residents when they are denied a permanent removal solution that they “will take care of it themselves.” It’s clear what that means but catching someone who poisons or dumps their problem in the Everglades is unlikely. Currently, city residents with complaints about free roaming cats or cat colonies should call the county shelter for assistance or collection at 954-359-1313. The cats will be returned to where they had been caught. In Pompano Beach, injured or dead animals will be collected by the city. Call 954-7864027. The same cat mentioned at the beginning of this story has since been reported by the same person with more injuries. Cat food left at this Pompano Beach park is topped with sausages to add aroma to the meal that attracts cats, dogs, raccoons and other animals. A Pompano Beach animal control of cial removed the food, but says this is not an uncommon scene. [Courtesy] StraysContinued from page 1


22 The Pelican Friday, May 11, Fishing report Big kings!Pictured here is Nick Noon shing out of Hillsboro Inlet with a 40 pound king sh. The cool thing about this catch is that this smoker king was caught on the planer while trolling. Most bigger kings like this are caught using live bait. This sh ate a bonita strip with a mylar and crystal seawitch trolled at 6 knots in 150 feet of water. Planer shing is by far one of the most effective techniques used off our coast. If you are not planer shing while trolling you are really missing out. Planers get baits down well under the surface which increases your chances of getting a bite. Come by the shop or call us to get set up. Get tight!RJ This week, National Safe Boating Week 2018, brought boaters to city hall to accept a proclamation from Mayor Lamar Fisher. The proclamation was accepted by Pompano Beach Sail and Power Squadron Commander Stephen Izzi and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 34 Commander Richard Leys. They were joined by members of each organization as a reminder to wear life jackets to work on May 18. Vice Mayor Charlotte Burrie joined in the support. Next to Burrie is Mayor Lamar Fisher. On Saturday, May 19, boaters can receive a free vessel safety check at Alsdorf Park Boat Ramp in Pompano Beach from 8 am to 12 noon. As a part of a yearlong ‘Ready, Set, Wear It’ campaign by the Safe Boating Council a Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is scheduled for Friday, May 18. [Courtesy].‘Ready, Set, Wear It’ on May 18Pompano Beach Nine Hole Women’s League May 8, 2018 Low Net A Group: 1st place -Debbie Zimmerman, 33 2nd place -Jeannine Lesburt, 38 3rd place (tie) Rita Melville, Meryl Friedman, 39 B Group: 1st place Rosemarie Eaton, 37 2nd place Maureen Hussian, 383rd place (tie) Marilyn Giusti, Christine Rasku, 40Scores


The Pelican 23 Friday, May 11, Reminder of its Contributions to the World. Performances by Sassy Singz, We Dem Zoes, Self_Made, dancer Claudel Theagene with The Roots. 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. CalendarContinued from page 20 See CALENDAR on page 24


24 The Pelican Friday, May 11, 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.Runs 6/3 Run for the Ribbons. 7 a.m., Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, 701 NW 13 St., Boca Raton. Sports. $30 registration. Call 561-955-4501.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 954647-1621. Swim Classes The Deer eld Beach Aquatic Center will offering summer swim lessons taught by American Red Cross certi ed Water Safety Instructors. Call 954420-2262. 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. 954-817-0119.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. 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. 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. Call 954-941-4843. FridaysRotary Club of Pompano Beach meets on Fridays at noon at Galuppi’s on the Green, 1103 N Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-7863274.VolunteerBroward Center for the Performing Arts seeks ushers to welcome patrons and help them nd their seats. The Center offers a threehour course for training. Call 954-468-2684. CalendarContinued from page 23