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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 18, 2018 Vol. XXVI, Issue 20Price 10¢ Restaurant group investing $1.5 million in Old TownBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach -Commissioners, meeting Tuesday as the Community Redevelopment Board,approved a lease with Innovate Food Group LLC for a property at 165 NE 1 Ave. The firm plans to invest $1.5 million in a full-service restaurant/bar at the site in Old Town. See RESTAURANT on page 11 First steps taken to spend facilities bond moneyBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – Three contracts worth $480,000 were awarded this week that will start the major projects being financed by a $38 million bond issue approved earlier this year. Architect Kenneth Carlson will prepare the design criteria package for the $4.3 million rebuild of city hall. Walters Zackria Associates will prepare the same package for the $12 million reconstruction of the Center for Active Aging [NE Focal See BOND MONEY on page 9 One woman begins her exit from human tra cking and abuse by discovering artBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – The first time Erin Leigh put paint on canvas she created a black blob, a reflection of how she was feeling as she struggled to let go of her past. It is a past no one would envy. From the age of 4, Leigh was sold by her family as a sexual object.The works of Erin Leigh are being exhibited at Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters this month. The colorful pieces re ect Leigh’s journey through her ordeal of sexual abuse and into a safer life. “Two years ago, when I started to process the trauma I went through, I didn’t have the words. Some things were just too painful to say or even write,” she said. Leigh turned to art which evolved from black blobs to wildly colorful pieces, most of which express some pain for her. “Art has become a way to communicate, to acknowledge my feelings and to find healing.” Leigh’s works, 22 of them, are See ERIN LEIGH on page 5 Hillsboro Beach Scam solicits money from supporters of Social Security and Medicare Scammers who call themselves the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare are at it again according to local police. Acting on a resident’s complaint, they have issued a warning urging people not to donate or give out credit card or email information on a petition being circulated via U.S. Mail. The letter and accompanying petition is convincing and asks that See MEDICARE SCAMS on page 14 Local captain rescues four capsized boatersBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach – On the afternoon of May 3, Captain James Davis had his eye on one small boat in the Hillsboro Inlet that looked less than seaworthy. Minutes later his instincts proved right. Davis, who works for Sea Tow, was eating lunch in the inlet when he noticed the 16-foot vessel. Aboard were three men and a woman. It was a particularly-rough day, with two to -four -foot seas and an occasional sixfooter. The moment Davis, who is originally from Maine, took his eye off the boat is the moment he said it capsized. “I start eating lunch; I look, and I’m like, ‘oh, crap.’ So, I dropped everything.” Davis placed his boat between the waves and the capsized craft and See BOAT SAVE on page 2


2 The PelicanFriday, May 18, 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 brought everyone aboard. “The female had a cut on her finger. She was panicking. Everyone else was just extremely thankful I was able to get them out of the water as quick as I did,” said Davis. But Davis almost wasn’t there that day. Usually, he said, he leaves the inlet early to provide towing services. According to Davis, the Hillsboro Inlet can be a very dangerous place and people with little to no experience on the water shouldn’t venture out to sea. “If you don’t know the inlet, you shouldn’t go out. The current is very strong. We don’t plan for it [people needing help]. But we prepare for it.” The Pelican was unable to reach any of the individuals Davis rescued.Navigating inlets – tips and cautionIn an effort to prevent future boating accidents similar to what happened on May 3, Sea Tow has provided a list of navigation and safety tips. • Refer to local knowledge. Ask seasoned boaters in the area their experience with the local inlet or give a captain a call. Some areas are not charted properly or not charted at all, because the channels through the inlet are constantly changing. The only way to get true information is through someone who navigates the inlet often. Boat saveContinued from page 1• Educate yourself on current and upcoming weather conditions. • Stay focused. Most often, distracted boaters end up running aground by being on the wrong side of the channel marker. This could take several hours of waiting for the current to change or calling for help. • Do not rely on GPS electronics Focus on the channel markers and the experience of others instead. • Follow a seasoned boater. The best way to make your way through a difficult inlet is to experience it. • Take your time, be patient and follow the marked path. Also plan to wait a few hours before leaving or returning for conditions to be favorable. • Never go at night if you are inexperienced with a dangerous inlet The risks are enhanced dramatically at night. Wilton Manors Developer gets additional townhome unitsDevelopers requesting a townhouse development to NE 21st Court got a boost when commissioners agreed to 10 flexibility units, up from the initial eight previously approved. The development will have a total of 14 units. Tim Hernandez of New Urban Communities received a tentative zoning change in February. The parcel of land was zoned multifamily residential, but commissioners rezoned it to planned unit developmentresidential. Hernandez and the developers previously received authorization to build 12 total units, with eight of them flex units after a request for 16 units, 12 flex, was denied by the commission. Under the current city code, only four units can be built on a parcel that size. Commissioners expressed concern that increasing the density on that parcel of land was too great and agreed to eight flex units at its meeting April 10 meeting. At the May 8 commission meeting, commissioners reconsidered the eight flex unit and ultimately agreed on allocating 10. Mayor Gary Resnick said he was totally against the project as it had been presented to date. “It’s an incredibly dense area. Twelve flex units would adversely impact single family homes that were there first,” he said. “When we award flex units, there has to be a public benefit. I don’t think this property has a public benefit. I don’t want to cut ourselves short with flex units.” Commissioner Tom Green said he still had concerns about the project and how it would impact residents. “I’m concerned about the quality of life,” he said. “Let’s leave people alone as much as possible who have houses across the street.” Commissioner Scott Newton said this “could be a viable project.” -Katina Caraganis


The Pelican 3 Friday, May 18, Now o cially on sale at your local Publix/Walgreen stores 10 cents at checkout Six high school bands set to rock the stadium and fund band programs By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Travis Gammage, 45, remembers the dream of four years ago—the dream that made him sit up in bed, reciting the words from the voice in his dream. “Use your music to bring the people.” That dream spurred the first battle of local bands, and for the last three years has subsidized all band programs for the participating bands. Gammage, stage name, T-Dogg [Deliverer of God’s Gospel] will host the annual “Band’s Up; Guns down” May 20 at Blanche Ely High School football field at 6 p.m. Gammage is a national recording artist who describes his vocals as Christian rap. This year six bands, Ely, Dillard, Fort Lauderdale, Northeast, Miami Nolan and Miami Northwestern High Schools, will compete on the field with music and formations. Special guests include Mayor Lamar Fisher and Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, the 17-yearold African American high school student who was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in Sanford in February 2012. Fulton later joined Gammage in a recording that recalls the death of Martin. The recording also included the Pompano Beach Love Fellowship Church Choir. Judges include DJ Nasty, American record producer best known for working with urban-music artists and Rico Love, American singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper. Music holds a high place in Gammage’s life. He is a graduate of Deerfield Beach High School. He played drums in the school band. And he believes that band programs get the short end of funding. “The state funnels more funding for schools into football and basketball while more band kids go to college with scholarships,” he says. He credits music education as an asset to academics. Major sponsors include Pepsi Cola, BSO and Miller & Jacob Law offices. Tickets are $20 at the gate.Bands show last year’s trophies at the Blanche Ely High School football eld. At center is Travis Gammage. [Courtesy]


4 The PelicanFriday, May 18, Mayor Lamar Fisher named as Broward County Pioneer By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach On May 12, Lamar Fisher became an official Broward County Pioneer of the Broward County Historic Preservation [BCHP] Society at the Davie Town Hall. William Gallo, BCHP chair, wrote, “You will join a distinguished group of men and women who have made this county the great place it is today.” It was a long time coming. Fisher, a fourth generation Broward County resident is the great grandson of Clinton Lyons, a farmer, who in 1908 was signer of this city’s incorporation papers. Lyons’ son, Bud continued the family business. During the ‘30s Depression, Bud purchased 15,000 acres of land, north of Pompano Beach, which is now the entire city of Coral Springs. He paid 30 cents per acre; shortly thereafter he became the largest producer of beans and peppers. “He [Bud] died in 1953 before I was born. My great aunt Lena continued to farm but soon became land rich and cash poor,” says Fisher. “Lena sold the 5,000 acres to Jim Hunt, developer of Galt Ocean Mile. She sold the remaining acreage to Coral Ridge Properties, the company that developed Coral Springs.” In 1934, Lamar’s grandfather, Louis Fisher married Inez Lyons Fisher and served as Mayor of Pompano Beach in 1943. World War II was coming to a close, and Florida was experiencing a land boom. In 1947, the City of Pompano annexed the land east of its boundaries to the beach, hence becoming the City of Pompano Beach. Louis Fisher was the new city’s first mayor. Fisher recalls a wonderful childhood with his friends Mayor Lamar Fisher rises to accept the Broward County Pioneer award near his home in “Old Pompano” on 11 Avenue. His team games were Little League baseball and basketball; surfing was his game at the ocean. He recalls running around the neighborhood with his pals Glenn Folsom, Vincent Walton and Rick Applegate, all friends to this day. When Lamar’s parents, Benny and Barbara founded Fisher Auction Company, the See PIONEER AWARD on page 7


The Pelican 5 Friday, May 18, on exhibit at Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters this month. They are meant to bring to mind suffering and anguish. But for the artist, they produce feelings of joy and peace. “It is a form of selfcare,” she says. “I am selftaught. Most of the time I have no idea what I’m doing, so it is fun to experiment with different mediums and learn new techniques.” lands people there, typically starting with early childhood molestation and incest. That compromises their ability to use their voice and say, No,” Dymond said. Dymond says 90 percent of the women being sexually exploited are controlled by pimps, gangs or mafia, and she believes almost all of them would leave the life if they had a safe place. Florida has the third highest number of trafficking cases in the U.S. The U.S. average age of sexual exploitation is 13 years old and the average life expectancy for victims is seven years. But leaving the trade is not so easy those women who have come through Hepzibah House say. Leigh says she went back to her old life eight times before she broke the cycle. A woman named Terry says, “Every time I was rescued I went back. Brenda, who got her life back at Hepzibah House, remembers how angry she was when she arrived. Now she can say, “I know so deeply who I am.” She also believes that women who choose jobs that exploit them sexually have experienced molestation. “Something starts things rolling that sets that choice in motion. If you have no safety as a kid, it sucks.” Hepzibah House offered Leigh a safe place where she could move past her lifecontrolling issues. “When you no longer have to be looking over your shoulder and your basic needs are being met, it gives you the freedom to look at the difficult stuff, deal with it and heal . before Hepzibah House, I felt like my life was spiraling out of control. “For the first time I met safe Erin LeighContinued from page 1Sharon Stephenson, owner of Blooming Bean Coffee Roaster in Pompano Beach hosted Erin Leigh’s rst Pompano exhibit earlier this month In the fall, Leigh begins classes in graphic art at Palm Beach College. She is just one of the successful “graduates” of Hepzibah House, a refuge for victims of human trafficking. Founded by therapist Becky Dymond, Hepzibah House provides living quarters for four women, but is usually serving a dozen or so with outpatient care. That care includes mental health counseling, trauma counseling, support groups, career counseling, resume writing and job search, micro-business employment, mentoring programs. It is supported by private donations or as Dymond says, “Regular mortals donating monthly to help others get a second chance at life.” Dymond’s definition of sexual trafficking goes beyond prostitution. It includes women who work for escort services, strip clubs, erotic massage parlors. “There is a whole story that people that can say, ‘Yeah, me too.’ The unconditional love I found there just blows me away. If you disagree with someone, they still love you. That is probably the biggest life changer. The best part of Hepzibah House is the community.” As she heads off to college Leigh is in a state of disbelief. “I didn’t ever think I would go to school, and to be able to use my creative skills in the professional world. Wow.” With good examples of people helping people, Leigh wants to bring awareness of human trafficking and she says, “I want to be a conduit for connecting others to healing through the arts. Blooming Bean Coffee Roaster is in the Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, 42 NE 1 Street. Hepzibah House is in Boynton Beach. Dymond can be reached at 561-386-0031 or Donations are tax deductible.The art of Erin Leigh is on display at Blooming Bean in Pompano Beach 954-295-2225


6 The PelicanFriday, May 18, 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 20 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren The 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. Stray animal story left out views of no-kill supporters, says readerTo the Editor; After reading “County Shelter ‘No Kill’ position puts strays, injured animals at risk” in the May 11 issue of The Pelican, I felt I had to respond. This story concentrated on the extreme cases that backed up a kill policy and offered little from those who support the shelter’s no kill policy. The story seemed to have stemmed from a resident who found an injured stray cat in her yard and was miffed when animal control returned the animal to the neighborhood after a it had been treated for its injuries, neutered and vaccinated. When that cat was brought to the shelter, I am sure a medical professional examined it and determined if its injures were so severe that it needed to be euthanized. Veterinary treatment is expensive, and vets, whether the animal is a stray or a beloved pet, are painfully frank when they feel it is in the animal’s best interest to be euthanized. The neuter and release policy is a common one, both here in South Florida and in upstate New York where I summer. Once released back in the area where the stray is familiar, it cannot reproduce or spread disease. Eventually the feral cat population decreases because they cannot reproduce. In addition, stray cats can also be a benefit to a neighborhood. They keep the lizard and rodent population at bay. Saying animals are “warehoused” in shelters is a bit extreme. Both cats and dogs get a healthy diet and care while in a shelter. Staff and volunteers provide socialization and walk the dogs. Many of these animals are not “warehoused” in the shelter but sent to foster homes where they live with a family until a forever family is found. I agree that dumping an entire bag of cat food on the ground with links of sausage tossed on top is not acceptable, but that is not the fault of the stray animal. This is the fault of our human population. There are many people in this area working to socialize strays and rehome them. In addition to the county, there are several private rescue groups who care for the homeless pet population. Pet Smart, Petco and the Pet Supermarket all have areas where stray cats that are up for adoption are displayed. And I applaud The Pelican for its weekly photos of pets that need homes. Have a heart people. Most of these strays are harmless and have been discarded by thoughtless humans. -J.S. Pompano BeachLetters Northeast BrowardLocal volunteers honored at Senior Hall of FameJulia Ruiz of Deerfield Beach and Linda Houston Jones of Pompano Beach are recipients of the 2018 Aging and Disability Resource Center Senior Hall of Fame presented earlier this month. Ruiz, 80, has contributed 12,000 volunteer hours as a foster grandparent, tutoring, mentoring and nurturing more than 300 first graders at Quiet Waters Elementary School since she joined the program in 2004. Jones, 66, gives her time mentoring students at Lauderdale Hill Elementary and Central Charter schools. She is active in voter registration education, provides services to the disabled, and is a liaison to several non-profit organizations that provide scholarships, literacy and health programs. She has been recognized for her volunteerism by President Barack Obama, The Broward County School Board and The Broward County Commission. Another honoree that impacts lives in northeast Broward is Shelly Greenberg who heads up The Memory Disorder Center at Broward Health North. Greenberg, a registered nurse, offers support both for those suffering from memory loss and their caregivers. She has developed programs that aid firefighters and law enforcement officers as they deal with this illness. Others named to the Hall of Fame are Lilliam Bergstein, Lauderhill; Bruce Blitman, Cooper City; Elizabeth Dawson, Coral Springs, Ann Harsh, Ft. Lauderdale; Caryl Hatton, Davie; Gary Lee Lawson, Ft. Lauderdale; Renee Smolly, Weston. -Judy WilsonOakland Park Lonergan named to top position in Broward League of CitiesThe City Commission issued a proclamation at Wednesday’s meeting in honor of Mayor Tim Lonergan. He will installed on Saturday as president of the Broward League of Cities at a gala at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. Lonergan has served the league as Workforce Housing Task Force chairman, a member of the By-Laws Committee and as vice president. He recently received the Home Rule Hero award. Lonergan was rst elected to the Oakland Park City Commission in 2013.Pompano Beach Job seekers invited to forumA workforce forum for job seekers is set from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the McNair Community Center, 951 NW 27 Ave. The forum is a joint effort of the Pompano Beach CRA and the G.R.E.A.T. Committee [Greater Fort Lauderdale Education Action Team.] Call 954-7866 or email vessel safety checksOn May 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Boca Raton conducts free vessel safety examinations. This event will be held at Silver Palm Park in Boca Raton at the Palmetto Park Bridge. In addition, there may be an Active Duty member of the U.S. Coast Guard in attendance to answer any questions. These vessel safety examinations are conducted by qualified Coast Guard Auxiliary Examiners. Vessels that meet the requirements are awarded the annual U.S. Coast Guard/ Auxiliary Decal. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Auxiliary encourages the wearing of life jackets and continued use of safe boating operations. Call 561-445-1984.Boca Raton Oakland ParkCitywide yard sale this SaturdayA Citywide yard sale is scheduled on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take advantage of the shoppers attracted by numerous tables located in Jaco Pastorius Park (4000 N. Dixie Highway). It is an occasion for everyone to make some extra money by selling their unwanted goods or nd some new treasures. To reserve a space, call 954-630-4500. Resident: $10 single space, $5 each additional space and non-resident: $20 single space, $10 each additional space. More than one person may share a space.


The Pelican 7 Friday, May 18, By Dr. Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc, INTERVENTIONAL NEUROLOGIST Oakland ParkLibrary used-book saleThe Friends of the Oakland Park Library invite the public to shop for literary bargains at their “Used Book Sale” today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Marie Wright Room of the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library at 1298 NE 37 St. In addition to a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books at bargain prices, the sale features a collection of coffee table books and cookbooks at discounted prices. The sale also includes books on CD, music CD’s and DVD movies. Proceeds from the book sale are used to help fund Oakland Park Library programs and improvements. For more information on the Used Book Sale and other library activities, please call 954-630-4370. How to recognize a brain attack Deerfield Beach According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and occur every 40 seconds. The good news is that most strokes are preventable. And lifestyle changes and managing chronic health conditions can reduce the risk. A stroke, or “brain attack,”occurs when a blood vessel bringing blood and oxygen to the brain gets blocked or ruptures and brain cells don’t get the necessary flow of blood. Deprived of oxygen, nerve cells can’t function and the part of the body they control is unable to function. The onset of symptoms may be sudden or develop over several minutes or hours. They are more frequent at night or with lifestyle changes and drug therapy may reduce your risk for stroke. Diet and sedentary lifestyle Since the type of food you eat can put you at risk, your diet should be similar to a low-fat diet recommended for heart patients. Increased activity and exercise also are recommended to minimize your risk of stroke and heart disease, lower blood pressure and reduce weight.Free screenings and lecture mark National Stroke MonthDeerfield Beach – Broward Health North hosts a Strike Out Stroke event Wednesday, May 23 at the conference center. Dr. Celso Agner, an interventional neurologist, will discuss the symptoms of a stroke at 10:30 a.m. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the hospital will offer free blood sugar and cholesterol testing, memory tests, a stroke risk assessment, a sleep apnea assessment and consultations with pharmacists. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. But stroke awareness became a local issue eight years ago when Ranse Jones, a 34-year-old Deerfield Beach firefighter, suffered a brain aneurysm while competing in a volleyball tournament. Driven by this loss, his family and fellow volleyball players established the Ranse Jones Volleyball Classic, held at the beach here every December. Funds raised from that tournament, $30,000 last year, go to the Ranse Jones Stroke Awareness Fund at Broward Health North. “The heartbreaking loss of this talented young man has been the catalyst for a robust and comprehensive stroke education program at Broward Health North, said Broward Health CEO Beverly Capasso. “ The May 23 event is free and complimentary valet parking is available. To RSVP, call 954-759-7400 and choose option 5 or visit Event will be at Broward Health North hospital, located off I-95 at 201 E. Sample Road, Deerfield Beach in the Conference Center. Dr. Celso Agner when waking up in the morning.Preventable Risk FactorsHigh blood pressure This is the single most important risk factor for stroke. Know your blood pressure and have it checked at least every year. If it’s 140/90 or above, talk with your doctor about how to control it. Tobacco use Don’t smoke cigarettes or use other forms of tobacco. Ask your healthcare professional for information about programs that can help. Diabetes While diabetes is treatable, having it increases your risk of stroke. Elevated cholesterol This condition is associated with ischemic strokes. Reducing your cholesterol levels Stroke Warning Signs (F.A.S.T)Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side droop? Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred? Time: If the person shows any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately. family traveled throughout the country with real estate projects. Lamar eventually joined the business and serves now as its President/CEO. The recognition from the Society touched Fisher deeply. “It means the world to me to represent my generations of family. My roots and my love are in this city where it is an honor to serve as its mayor,” he said. But his great love in this city started at Highlands Christian Academy where in the ninth grade, he met Suzan Solomon whom he married in 1980. Pioneer awardContinued from page 4They are parents of Trisha Fisher McGrath and Lamar Paul, Jr. Both children have joined the family auction business, Trisha as inhouse attorney and Paul as vice president of business development. Fisher says his mother, who died in an automobile accident four years ago, was close to his heart in accepting the recognition. “It was a great loss; she was so supportive of anything I wanted to do in my career. She was elegant and beautiful and always in the trenches for us. I regret that she had not been with me to participate in this historical event.” Fisher announced earlier this year that he is a candidate for the Broward County Commission.


8 The PelicanFriday, May 18, Send your stories and photos to siren2415@ or call 954-783-8700. Business matters Furman Insurance honored for the third year as winner of South Florida 2018 Top Workplaces Award By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFFrank H. Furman Insurance, Inc., located at 1314 E. Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach, is a landmark on the Boulevard. Dirk DeJong, CE0 and chairman of the company is a modest man, quick to give credit for the company’s success to his employees and his partners, Rob Foote, president and Carlos Chinchilla, vice president. “We try to treat our employees as family members,” says DeJong. “We take care of them because without them we would be nothing.” Founded by Frank and Martha Jane Furman in 1962, the company that began with a staff of two now employs approximately 64 employees who are very happy working for this agency. Doug Claffey, CE0 of Energage had this to say: “The collective work ethic and unwavering integrity demonstrated by Furman employees at all levels is key to not only growing the agency, but crucial in keeping Furman Insurance one of the best places to work. Top Workplaces is more than just recognition. Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottomline results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.” Here are a few of the benefits enjoyed by Furman employees that show they are valued: • The agency pays 100 percent of employees’ health insurance covering the employees and their families. • In the past five years, since the three owners bought out Frank Furman, business has doubled. Profits are shared with employees via a 401K matching program. • Employees all get a yearend bonus. • The agency pays for all continuing education for employees. • The agency supports all charitable activities that employees participate in. DeJong adds, “If an employee has a problem, we try to help with time off or whatever is needed. One employee’s brother had cancer. We tried to help by raising funds in a golf tournament and with an in-house bake sale. Unfortunately he died but we continue to have bake sales in his name to support cancer research.” About Frank Furman Insurance Agency in 2018 Dirk DeJong, Rob Foote and Carlos Chinchilla bought the agency from Frank Furman in 2012. DeJong says, “We were minority stock holders. My partners, Rob and Carlos are both top sales producers who have been recognized nationally for their expertise in commercial sales. We are lucky to have them as business partners.” DeJong describes Frank Furman as “a great mentor and business man. He is a legend in the community for his service and support of many worthy organizations. We continue to foster and develop community relations as Frank has done in the past.” Proving that point, DeJong is president of the Sample McDougald House Preservation Society. He serves on the board of Broward County Parks Foundation and is a Director on the Board of John Knox Village. All of this in addition to his responsibilities as CEO and Chair of Frank Furman Insurance Agency. Asked if he has any free [Top] Attending the Top Workplaces awards luncheon in Coral Springs are Tina Shannon, vice president commercial lines; Dirk D. DeJong, CEO, chairman; Sharon Myers, account manager commercial lines; Dianne Evans, claims advocate; Donna Williams, receptionist; Sharon Millikin, vice president, I.T.; Sabrina Moxley, accounting manager; Susie Krix, vice president personal lines. [Below] The big Furman sign tells the story. [Right] Dirk DeJong, CEO of Furman Insurance, takes the podium. [Courtesy] LauderdaleBy-The-Sea To Host ‘Talk of the Town’ show in Jarvis HallLauderdale-By-The-Sea The Lauderdale-By-TheSea Community Center will hold its annual Talk of the Town Show on Wednesday, May 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Jarvis Hall, 4505 N. Ocean Drive (next to Town Hall). The event is free and open to the public. The evening will feature town residents and Community Center members who will share an interesting life story with the audience. The host for the event is Glenn McCormick, an Oakand Park resident who volunteers with the community center’s annual Sea Shorts theater production. For more information, please call Community Center director Armilio Bien-Aime at 954-640-4225.


The Pelican 9 Friday, May 18, The Pelican is now o cially on sale at your local Publix/Walgreen stores10¢ at checkoutThank you, Pelican Readers Point], and Bermello Ajamil & Partners will provide professional services for the new $10.5 million Johnny Tigner Recreation Center. The Carlson contract is for $199,000; Zackria for $196,000 and Bermello for $83,000. David Santucci, assistant to the city manager, said the projects are too complex for in-house design services. The firms will do the groundwork and prepare documents so the city can advertise for contractors. “It takes a team to prepare the package,” Santucci said. It takes an enormous amount of time.” The Center for Active Aging will be a totally new facility in 19,500 square feet. Current services will be relocated to the thrift shop which is no longer in use. As with the all the new structures, it will be hardened for a Cat 4 storm and equipped with emergency generators. The Tigner Center at 14,000 square feet will become the largest community center in the city with 3,000 square feet dedicated to Police Athletic League programs, 2,000 square feet for after school and summer camps, a computer lab, a mirrored studio for dance and karate, meeting and office space. City hall may be the most complex of the projects having been remodeled several times in the past. Work will have to be done in phases while the old building is in use. Changes will be made to the site plan to meet the Pioneer Grove design standards. Scope of work includes improvements to the parking lot and lighting, asbestos abatement, a new roof and hardening the windows and the faade upgrade. While completion dates will vary for the three projects, the projections are approximately two years. Boys & Girls ClubIn other business this week, commissioners approved a replat of a halfacre land parcel on Hillsboro Blvd, abutting the Boys and Girls Club, after recording their concern that owner John Kennelly intended to put in a car wash. The B-1 zoning does not allow such use, but in documents presented to the city Kennelly specified that type of business on the plat. Former state representative Gwyn Clarke-Reed reminded the commission that when the Boys and Girls Club was built the city asked Kennelly to donate the land for a swimming pool and the builder refused. “Ask him again,” she said. Vice Mayor Gloria Battle also had reservations about the site pointing out the traffic patterns will be awkward. The new configuration of Hillsboro Blvd. provides no access for motorists traveling west. Brewery gets approval at Cove CenterAlso this week, the developers of a brewery in The Cove Shopping Center received permission to depart from the Cove’s former Key West design standard. They will also be allowed to place public seating on the sidewalk in front of the building. Planning Director Eric Powers said “style changes” caused his staff to re-evaluate the Key West feel established for the retail center a decade ago. The outdoor seating will help bring “life to the Cove,” he said. Bond moneyContinued from page 1


10 The PelicanFriday, May 18, Pelican delivered. $13.78. One Year.Call 954-783-8700.Phyllis 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 By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFCoral Ridge Church at 5555 N. Federal Hwy. in Fort Lauderdale opens its doors annually to offer unique services to a huge number of homeless men and women in need. For these guests it’s like a day at the spa and includes head to toe beauty treatments, shampoos and pedicures. Church members set up a large area behind the chapel where guests are invited to start with a shower in a trailer on site. Then a personal shopper helps with clean clothing Volunteeers give homeless a fresh start at Coral Ridge Church’s annual April eventfrom underwear up, shoes and toiletries. Next a team of barbers and beauticians work their magic with shampoo, hair cuts and styling and manicures. The result is the transformation into a person with new self esteem who sits down to a nutritious meal. Over 100 volunteers from the church and the community were on hand on April 25 to give over 300 homeless men and women a fresh start in life. Heidi Young, one of the volunteers who is not a church member, has been delighted to participate in this annual event for the past five years. She says, “My daughter Ashley Applebaum joined me and the volunteer crew who hope to make a difference in the lives of the homeless people who came for head to toe services including dinner. They walk in looking down and out and they leave with smiles on their faces in gratitude. What happens here can give many of them the self confidence to get off the street, apply for a job and return to become members of a productive society.” In addition to her own time and talents, Young, a licensed beautician rounded up 39 men and women from Florida Barber Academy in Plantation and Beauty Anatomy Institute in Pompano Beach who were eager to donate their time and skills to this worthy event. She says, “The guests who come are desperately in need of our services. Some even have cement and debris in their hair from See CORAL RIDGE on page 11 Heidi Young goes to work on a guest at Coral Ridge Church event. [Below] Ashley Applebaum, Young’s daughter, trims a guest’s eyebrows. [Courtesy]Free summer science and music programsJan Moran Library offers STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] programs are set to open in June for local students. Bug lovers will love the entomology classes for those who want to enter the world of insects and back yard science Kids Music Circle introduces children to interactive musical events with instruments. Camp Wonderopolis, an intergenerational program focuses offers four sessions on building literacy. The Microsoft PowerPoint program teaches participants how to create presentations that include video, charts, animations, and more. A working knowledge of Windows is necessary. Jan Moran Library is located at 2800 N.W. 9th Court, Pompano Beach Call 954357-7670 for days and times.Pompano Beach Pompano BeachBSO jazz band feature at Jazz in the Park, June 2The City of Pompano Beach Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is hosting Jazz in the Park, a night out of family fun and music. The second annual Jazz in the Park will is Saturday, June 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Annie Adderly Gillis Park located at 601 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Jazz in the Park is a free event and open to the public. The Jazz in the Park event will feature live jazz music from the Broward Sheriff’s Office Jazz Band as well as the Alice Day Band. In between musical acts will be plenty of laughs provided by spoken word performer Rebecca Vaughns. Local food vendors will also be on hand providing food for purchase. For more information visit or call 954-786-4111.


The Pelican 11 Friday, May 18, sleeping on sidewalks and outdoors. None can afford the care that they are given at this event. It is beyond rewarding to give them our services. I admire Coral Ridge Church and all of the generous volunteers who stage this huge annual day for those in need.” Young has been the manager of Sally Beauty at Beacon Light Plaza, Lighthouse Point for 11 years. She is a licensed beautician who enjoys her retail management career saying, “It’s fun to help women look their best. We offer thousands of top quality products for nails, hair, face including electrical appliances for every woman’s needs. Our sales staff and I are eager to advise and suggest the right products for every condition.” Well known in the community for her 26 years of volunteering at places including Women in Distress, Kids in Distress, rehab centers, schools and more, Young is the perfect example of the old adage, “Ask a busy person if you want something done.” She claims that helping to improve lives makes her happy and says, “ I encourage each person to share his or her talent. Become a community activist and enjoy the happiness that comes with giving.” Coral RidgeContinued from page 10The firm’s members include Mike Linder, a local restaurateur with more than 20 years of experience who owns Silver Lining Inflight Catering and Jet Runway Cafe. The group also includes Thompson Hospitality, one of the largest retail food and facilities management companies in the country. The building, now a vacant shell, is owned by Tom McMahon and is under lease to the CRA. The CRA will sublease the building for $13.11 per square foot for 10 years with renewal options. The CRA will provide a $37,500 allowance for a 15-ton HVAC system; $65,000 for various tenant improvements and $11,758 for an electric panel. “This is great news. It’s a validation of what we have been working for,” said board member Rex Hardin. “Wow,” was Board Chairman Lamar Fisher’s reaction to Linder’s investment in the property. In other action, the board approved a license agreement with the City of Pompano Beach for use of the exterior wall of the Bailey Contemporary Arts building at 41 NE 1 St. for a mural by artist Fabio Goncalvez. The mural will be painted on the western, back wall of the BaCA building. This agreement brings one of the city’s Public Art Committee’s projects to fruition. The board also reappointed Jay Ghanem to a two-year term on the Northwest District Advisory Committee of the CRA. His term expires on May 15. Ghanem was the only applicant to qualify in the category of “engineer or related industry professional” who is a resident or business professional in the city. He currently serves as committee vice chair. RestaurantContinued from page 1 This building, 165 NE 1 Ave., will be leased for 10 years at $13.11per square foot for 10 years with renewal options. Located in the historic area of ‘Old Pompano,’ the building will be used for a new restaurant. [Courtesy]


12 The PelicanFriday, May 18, Deer eld Beach This weekend’s fun is all about the bluesThe 2nd annual Ocean Brews and Blues festival comes to the beach Saturday, May 19, 3 to 8 p.m. offering more than 100 samples of craft beers and continuous music, arts and crafts, food and drink. Admission is free. Entrance to the craft beer tent is $45 for the general public; $60 for those who wish to get a headstart on the sampling and a swag bag. Most of the brewers are Florida-based. Here’s a few of them: Holy Mackerel in Pompano Beach, Swamp Head Brewery in Gainesville, Florida Keys Brewery in Islamorada, Barrel of Monkeys, Boca Raton. The bandstand goes live at 3 p.m. with the Mark Telesca Band followed by Shaw Davis and The Black Ties and then Jarekus Singleton whose music has been described as “having melody, hooks, swagger and originality.” At age 32, he has been called one of the best of the young blues singers. The event is sponsored by JR Dunn Jewelers with volunteer support from the Deerfield Beach Rotary Club. -Judy WilsonJarekus Singletonlead performer at Ocean Brews and Blues Saturday in Deer eld Beach.


The Pelican 13 Friday, May 18, Satisfying home cooking is always on the menu at Pompano Beach’s Du y’s Diner, where everyone knows your name By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN WRITERSituated just south of Sample Rd, the endlessly popular Duffy’s Diner is the destination of choice for anyone in search of soulwarming comfort food. Specializing in breakfast and lunch fare, this friendly little eatery is practically a historic institution in the Pompano Beach community. “I took over about 12 years ago,” says owner Zef Mosi. “And we continue to be blessed with wonderful customers that visit us several times a week.” In the mornings, patrons arrive early to enjoy classic options such as three egg omelettes, silver dollar pancakes, Belgian waffles, French toast, fresh fruit, chipped beef, giant muffins, corned beef hash, buttermilk biscuits, sausage links and NY strip steak. “Our fresh squeezed orange juice is by far the best in town,” asserts friendly waitress Trish. “We make everything from scratch in house,” adds Executive Chef Michelle Hodgdon. “People really appreciate the love we put into every dish.” To wit, the plethora of succulent sandwiches is a sight to behold. Hot grilled chicken pita, Philly cheese steak, pastrami melt, roast beef club, ribeye steak, French dip roast and turkey sub are just a few of the highly prized menu items. See DUFFY’S 0n page 15 [Left] Executive Chef Michelle Hodgdon and gregarious waitress Trish show off a few daily specials. [Right]The lamb gyro platter is a customer favorite.[Below] An all-time favorite includes eggs with the trimmings. [Staff photos] Duffy’s Diner 3305 N. Federal Hwy Pompano Beach 954-782-1121


14 The PelicanFriday, May 18, voters make Social Security and Medicare benefits a priority when backing candidates. It also asks for financial support in such unusual amounts as $23, $19 and $15. For Hillsboro recipients, it appears to be sent from Congressional District 22 which covers coastal Broward County. “We are concerned that our residents not be dupes,” Sgt. Dave Clark said. “We first became aware of this scam in February of 2017. It hits the senior population who are more trusting and are easy targets.” More importantly, Sgt. Clark said, is the request for donations using credit cards. Clark pointed out that a contribution of $23 is not a big loss but providing credit card information could turn out to be. And providing an email address could result in a flood of solicitations, some legal, some not. The resident who reported the petition was not deceived, Clark added. -Judy Wilson Medicare scamsContinued from page 1


The Pelican 15 Friday, May 18, “We are also well known for our fabulous halfpound burgers with fries and coleslaw,” states Chef Michelle. “We use the highest quality meat and cook it to your liking.” Other specialties include homemade soups, fish and chips, fried shrimp platter, Greek salad, jumbo hot dog with sauerkraut and roasted stuffed turkey with cranberry sauce. “In fact, we make traditional dishes for all the major holidays,” says Chef Michelle. “Our food reflects the fact that we are one big family.” Patrons can also peruse the daily specials board for tasty creations such as meatloaf, pork loin and lamb gyros. Breakfast plates start at $5 while lunch platters are generally around $10. Eminently affordable specials and children’s meals are also offered. There is ample free parking and all major credit cards are accepted. “We are the classic neighborhood diner where everybody knows your name,” says Chef Michelle. “If you visit us once, the odds are good that you will be back again and again.” Enjoy! Malcolm McClintock holds an MBA and has lived in Thailand, Spain, France, Mexico, Canada and the US where he has developed a deep appreciation for world gastronomy. Du y’s DinerContinued from page 13


16 The PelicanFriday, May 18, We want you to subscribe. 954-783-8700 Consultants hired to educate voters on bond issue By Judy VikPELICAN STAFF Oakland Park -Commissioners agreed on Wednesday to hire an Orlando-based firm to educate voters on the $40 million bond issue that will be on the November ballot. Consensus Communications will be paid $95,435 to develop a program that educates residents on the specifics of the general obligation bond and the nature of projects being financed. The bond money will be used to improve municipal facilities. Staff recommended Consensus Communications. The firm has a strong history statewide as a consultant for issue campaigns and local educational campaigns, including recent successful GO bond votes in Pompano Beach, Hallandale Beach and Orlando, according to Andrew Thompson, financial services director. The firm has also worked with the Florida League of Cities and the Florida Association of Counties. City Manager David Hebert said the firm was selected in part because of their knowledge of the region. “We need someone well qualified with a track record of expertise.” The firm consulted on the city’s community outreach regarding the need for facilities improvements. Andrew Sutton, communications associate with Consensus Communications, said the firm believes in a layered approach for reaching residents, including both mailers and digital communications. “I’m glad we’re moving forward in a consistent manner, and I’m glad we got the firm that did Pompano Beach,” said Commissioner Michael Carn. Oakland Park Memorial Day event honors the armed services; displays historic photographsDeerfield Beach The Deerfield Beach Historical Society invites the public to observe Memorial Day with two special activities on Saturday, May 26 4 to 6 p.m. The day’s activities a commemorative ceremony to honor military forces and a historical photo exhibit will take place at Old School Museum, 232 NE 2 Street. The ceremony will be led by the Deerfield Beach High School Marine JROTC under the direction of 1st Sgt (Ret.) Leslie E. Thomas, with music presented by the High School Jazz Band and Director of Music Max Slakoff. Historical Society Board Member Ed Dietrich Jr. will present a commemorative wreath in recognition of each service group. Several citizens will share their “Thoughts on Memorial Day.” Additional program activities will include a flag-folding drill by the JROTC, “Taps,” and a traditional 21-gun salute. The “52 DFB Historical Moments” photo exhibit will be open for viewing throughout the afternoon in the Old School Museum classrooms. The Society’s project was to produce a series of 52, 24x36-inch canvas photographs of period See MEMORIAL DAY on page 24


The Pelican 17 Friday, May 18, CHURCH DIRECTORY ArtArts & Crafts take place at N.E. Focal Point 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 954-673-8137.AuditionsThe Broward WomenÂ’s Choral Group seeks women singers. Rehearsals are Wed.,10 a.m.-noon in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-9516789. Or contact info@ Broward Democrats host FarmerState Senator Gary Farmer, Gun-Safety Advocate will discuss recent activities in Tallahassee with local Democrats May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 954-683-7789. The Fort Lauderdale Symphonic Winds is 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. Call 954647-0700. (www.ftlwinds. org).Books5/23 1-3 p.m to discuss The ZookeeperÂ’s Wife by Diane Ackerman. Beach Branch Library, 3250 NE 2 St. Pompano Beach. Call 954357-7830 library Island City Book Club meets on third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Richard C. Sullivan Library, 500 NE 26 St., Wilton Manors. Call 954390-2195.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 954-249-1333.Clubs/GroupsCommunity Presbyterian Church of Deer eld Beach hosts Prime Timer SeniorÂ’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 WomanÂ’s Club, 600 NE 21 Ct., Wilton Manors. Join the members to learn more about Vintage Glass & Pottery that is made in America. Call 954-6499547. 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 954-299-0273. 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 BocaRatonStampAndCoinClub@ Miniature Club, Les Petits Collecteurs on the rst Wednesday of the month, 6:45-9 p.m. at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 NW Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton. Guests & new member welcome. Please call ahead, 954-725-1270 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 954-2965633. See CALENDAR on page 19


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Applicants must be financially stable and be able to show proof of income. Call or Text 954-888-8344. Coral Springs 2/2 condo 1250 SF, $169K, 24 hr. Security, Amenities. D J Persing Broker/ Owner 440829-3420. Lauderdale-by-The-Sea 4050 N Ocean Drive. DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!!! 1Bd/1Ba, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING! $179,000 Building on the Beach. Cash Only. No Renting. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552. Pompano Beach – 750 N. Ocean Blvd. DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!!! 2b/2b, Totally Updated. High Impact Windows. $399K. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552. Pompano Beach 2Bd/2Ba. 1620 N. Ocean Blvd. Lowest price on the Beach. $309K. Corner Unit. High Impact Windows. Ocean Views. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552. Homes for SaleCheerful sweet home 2 miles from the ocean in the no ood zone. Fenced in yard, Tile oors throughout. Huge driveway. Near golf course. Can be furnished. Asking $259,000. 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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 business owner 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. 561-3478383 or Help WantedBait and Tackle Clerk Part-Time. 1-2 days per week. Retired ok. Pompano 954-946-1307. Restaurant HelpCASAFRIDA, authentic Mexican Cuisine. looking for servers, cooks, and bus boy. Call Victor 954-464-4786. CleaningEarn Holiday Money Now! $252/ PT and $400+/FT. Must own car. Read and speak English. Call Anna’s Housekeeping 954735-5330. Cassie’s Cleaning – Expert Cleaning Services for commercial and residential needs. 3 hours minimum, $60. Additional hours $15 each. Licensed and Insured. References. Call 954-213-4004. Costa’s Cleaning for 16 years, a Family Tradition. Homes, Apartments and Commercial cleaning, including windows and balconies. References. Free Estimates. Call Shirley at 954579-3866. Items For SaleMBO PILE FEED FOLDER, WITH HANG ON CONVEYOR. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION $4,995.00. MAILCRAFTER 9800 EDGE SERIES, FOUR STATION INSERTER WITH CONVEYOR DELIVERY. $4,995.00. PRINTWARE IJET FULL COLOR ENVELOPE PRESS WITH CONVEYOR AND DROP STACKER. $5,995.00 WITH ONLY 727K ON METER. KIRK RUDY LIKE NEW INK JET ADDRESSING SYSTEM, WITH 710V FEEDER, XIJET HEADS WITH 2” OF PRINT, AND 12FT. CONVEYOR. PRINTS ON COATED STOCK. UV COATED STOCK, ETC WITH 45A CARTRIDGES AND NO DRYER NEEDED. $13,999.00. MBM 4315 SEMI-AUTO PAPER CUTTER WITH 16 7/8” WIDTH AND SINGLE CUT UP TO 200 SHEETS. $850.00. POSTMATIC 6000SA LIVE STAMP AFFIXER WITH AIR PUMP. $995.00. SECAP TC48 CONVEYOR WITH DROP STACKER. $840.00. PAC IMPACT STRAPPER, LIKE NEW ONLY $840.00. NEOPOST 607S INK JET ADDRESS/BARCODE PRINTER WITH SHUTTLE HEAD. CAN PRINT ON ENTIRE ENVELOPE. $1500.00 PLUS SHIPPING. CALL JOHN PAPP 954-8548048.WEBSITE: papp family enterprises inc. or Condos for Sale Cleaning


The Pelican 19 Friday, May 18, Call for Pelican Home Delivery 954-783-8700 Free Pool Table FREE Old Brunswick and all equipment. You pick up. 954562-8343AntiquesAntique Buyer – Buying Antiques & Art. Jewelry. Watches. Paintings. Military Items. Guns. Swords. Coins. Silver. House Calls. Free Appraisals. Robert’s Antiques. 954-295-6808. Personal ServicesNeed a ride somewhere? Call Bob for personal transportation. 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 727-218-2878. SupportN.E. Focal Point o ffers 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.ClassesLine dancing at the Beach Community Center by Galt Ocean. A fun exercise for both the mind and the body. Wednesdays from 6 8 pm. Beginners Welcome! 781.812.5878 RecreationPlay Pinochle Mon from 6 to 9 p.m. at Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. 954-554-9321. Play Bridge Bridge Games. New Season night games $7. Monday 7 p.m. Friday 7p.m. Pompano Bridge Club, 180 SW 6 St., 954-943-8148. Scrabble – Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Emma Lou Olson Civic Center. 954-786-4111. Bingo – St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 1111 E. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach. Thursdays 1 to 4 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 5 p.m. Call 954-942-5887. Bingo every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142, 171 SW 2nd Street, Pompano Beach. p.m. 954-942-2448. Bingo – Tuesdays at St. Martin Episcopal Church at 11:30 a.m. 140 SE 28th Ave, Pompano Beach. Call 954-941-4843. Knitting and crocheting instruction at 1 p.m. at Temple Sholom, 132 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach. All levels invited. Call 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. Items for Sale Exchange Club of Pompano Beach meets Wednesdays 12 to 1 p.m. at the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club. 954 732-7377 Kiwanis Club of Pompano Beach meets every Wednesday 12-1 p.m. Seaside Grill: Lighthouse Cove Resort, 1406 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. Pompano Beach Westside Kiwanis meets on the rst 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. 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. 954-9421639. 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. 954357-6599. 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 954-941-2940. X 205.LibrariesNorth Regional College Library -Thursdays – Digital Downloads Open House. Access and download the library’s free books. Noon to 1 p.m. 954-201-2601. North Regional/Broward College Library offers adult coloring, tness programs, CalendarContinued from page 17 See CALENDAR on page 20The Pelican Classi eds Work 954-783-8700


20 The Pelican Friday, May 18, group jigsaw puzzling and classes in English and Spanish. 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. Call 954-201-2601. Hikes5/26 Hike in Apoxee, 3125 North Jog Road, West Palm Beach. Take a 9 mile hike in West Palm Beach’s urban wilderness off Jog Rd. 8:00 a.m. Bring plenty of water. 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. 6/2 2018 National Trails Days at Fern Forest Nature Center. Activities will include walking tours of the park by Fern Forest Nature Center staff and Florida Trail volunteers, and information on invasive plants, ecosystems within the park, water management and Leave No Trace practices.Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 S Lyons Road, Coconut Creek on from 9 am to noon. Call 954.609.4727.Music9/15 – Tickets now on sale for Lost 80s Live at Pompano Amp at www.pbamp orwww.axs.comNatureNights 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 561-5448605.Theater6/5 – Seniors Acting Up!, an ensemble of South Florida actors perform free play readings in Main Hall of The Pride Center at Equality Park, 2040 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors. 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Call 954-567-9524, email SeniorsActingUp@ Tours Butler House tours Deer eld Beach – The historic Butler House is open every Saturday for tours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Admission is free; donations accepted. 954-429-0378 or history@ Deer Sample-McDougald House – 450 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach, the 1916 Sample-McDougald House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Daily historic tours. Call 754-3075446. Tour Historic Pompano Beach. From the SampleMcDougald 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. 954-782-3015 for the next tour date.NatureNights at the Observatory. Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m. Buehler Observatory Broward College A. Hugh Adams Central Campus 3501 S.W. Davie Road. Davie, Explore the sky through the lens of powerful telescopes at the Buehler Observatory. Free. Call 954-201-6681. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton –Learn about behaviors of 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.Runs6/3 Run for the Ribbons. 7 a.m., Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, 701 NW 13 St., Boca Raton. $30 registration. Call 561-955-4501.SportsOver-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. 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. CalendarContinued from page 19 See CALENDAR on page 21


The Pelican 21 Friday, May 18, [Top] Felix Sanchez making a nice running catch [Left] Alan Lazarow catches a hot potato. [Below] George Deeb general manager of the South Florida senior softball club. Senior ball club looks good in charity game Pompano Beach -Last week 35 senior softball players headed to Roger Dean stadium in Jupiter to play a charity game. The ream is in its sixth year. Manager George Deeb said the game proceeds fund dental care for veterans. Roger Dean Stadium is spring training home for the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. Among the stars that played here are Albert Pujols, Giancarlo Stanton, and vising players Bryce Harper, Jose Altuve. The Boyz had renewed energy, turning double plays, catching running catches in the out eld and connecting with the ball. Sixty-year-old center elder Felix Sanchez, also collects bats, balls, gloves and other equipment for kids in the Dominican Republic. After the game some of the players stayed to watch a minor league game with the Cardinals and the Hammerheads. Pompano player John Cipriani, a former New York City reman and 911 rst responder, threw out the rst pitch and dedicated it to other rst responders. Lighthouse Point fall sports registration. Start Smart Soccer: Ages 3 – 4; CoEd 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 Thursdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 5 p.m. at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 1111 E. Sample Road, Pompano Beach. 954-942-5887. MondaysIn Your Shoes – Second CalendarContinued from page 20 See CALENDAR on page 23


22 The Pelican Friday, May 18, The Pelican Classi eds Work • 954-783-8700 Fishing report Snapper Bust!If you get a chance you should give snapper fishing a try right now. Lots of mutton snapper have been caught from 60 to a 130 feet of water. The best technique for catching these beautiful fish is by using a 20 to 30 foot piece of 50 pound flourocarbon leader to your rod. Attach a 5/0 Mutu light wire circle hook to the end with a piece of bonito or ballyhoo. Put a sliding 4oz. or 6oz. lead on your main line to get it down to the bottom. Pictured here is Paul Hart with two nice muttons. Join RJs Crew online at to watch a two hour film on catching snappers locally. Get tight! RJ ScoresPompano Beach Nine Hole Women’s League May 15; Tee to Green A Group 1st place Susana Rust, 36 2nd place Debbie Zimmerman, 37 3rd place (tie) Dorothy Porraro, Susan Dimond, 39 B Group 1st place (tie) Meryl Friedman, Kathy Gardner, 39 2nd place: Jeannine Lesburt, 40 The Pelican Newspaper is now o cially on sale at your local Publix/Walgreen stores10 cents at checkoutThank you, Pelican Readers


The Pelican 23 Friday, May 18, [Top] Gabriel Dillard, Janiyah Dillard, Amber Dillard, George Dillard, DaKayla Thomas and Marcel Harley [Right] Janiya Johnson, Veronica Kearney, Travis Smith, Kim Johnson, Cecelia Harley [Below] Janae Smith, Saniyah Rayals, Mark Harley, Rachel Ogile and Imani Harley.Youth groups take on cleaning chores to brighten up the neighborhoodPompano Beach residents, Mark and Cecelia Harley, Mike Grace and George Dillard found many young workers who took a Saturday morning to clean an area around Abyssinian Baptist Church. They continued their work in the surrounding neighborhoods. 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. ThursdaysSit N’ Fit Chair Yoga Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Chair Yoga for Young at Heart Senior, Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:45 to11:30 a.m. Center for Active Aging (formerly N.E. Focal Point). 227 N.W. 2 Street, Deer eld Beach. Call 954-480-4446. Agape Cafe opens its doors to all who are hungry every Thursday between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. at St. Martin Episcopal Church, 140 SE 28 Ave. 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 three-hour course for training. Call 954468-2684.Important Numbers• BSO Victim/Witness services 954-321-4122 • Women-in-Distress 24hour line – 954-761-1133 • 24-Hour Crisis line – 211 • NE. Focal Point Senior Center – 954-480-4449 • Abuse [elderly & children] 800-96 ABUSE • Legal Aid – 954-7658950 • Sexual Assault Hotline – 954-761-RAPE CalendarContinued from page 21


24 The Pelican Friday, May 18, Memorial Day eventsContinued from page 16snapshots, one for each week of the year. The photographs are posted on the Society’s website, www. and are also available for display at schools, events, libraries and other public places for the purpose of connecting Take Bell HomeHere is a beautiful girl who is looking for her “furever” home. Belle is about 1 years old. Her temperament is very sweet. She is very affectionate and loving and would be wonderful in any home, with or without children. Please come and meet her and our other cats and dogs at Florida Humane Society, 3870 North Powerline Road Pompano Beach Hours: Thursday thru Sunday from Noon to 4 p.m.. 954-974-6152 the fabulous history of this beloved city with the community-at-large. Bring along a blanket or chair for seating. Entrance is free, with optional purchases for gifts and mementos. Picnic-type food will be available; donations accepted. Free flags will be distributed, compliments of Aurora Nurses Home Health Care. Parking is available at City Hall. Call 561-299-8684.