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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 25, 2018 Vol. XXVI, Issue 21Price 10¢ Investigation nds that ‘ .com ’ domains for mayoral candidate Mike Sobel were purchased by his opponent Commissioner Rex Hardin By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach -When Commissioner Mike Sobel began a search for a campaign domain, he found that the following domains had already been created and purchased by Commissioner Rex Hardin: Sobelformayor. com; Electsobelformayor. com;; Electmikesobelformayor. com;;; and Creating and buying domains to represent other persons and political candidates is known as domain squatting. Sobel’s team also found a domain created and purchased by Hardin entitled “thetruthaboutmikesobel. com.,” one that suggests something more unsavory to Sobel. He fears that Hardin would have several possibilities with control of these domains, including issuing false information about himself or requests for donations for Sobel that would never reach candidate Sobel. Sobel added that if Hardin uses the domains, they could also be used to create “. . a negative impact on my campaign because it would appear to be putting out the information as if it were on my behalf. When asked this week why he created and purchased the domains, Hardin said, “It was an investment.” Sobel uncovered the purchases when he contacted the company running his campaign last week. Sobel had decided to use” See DOMAIN SQUATTING on page 9 In a surprise move, commission votes $1.75 million to buy land for a new re stationBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – A weekend of intense conversation and negotiation has produced another plan for the proposed rebuild of the fire station. Mayor Glenn Troast arranged for the sale to the city of an abandoned gas station at E. Sample Road and NE 21 Way. The purchase price for the oneacre lot is $1.75 million. With an agreement in principal in hand, Troast went to architect Merrill Romanik for a redesign of the proposed firestation/EOC and she reduced the building from three stories See FIRE STATION on page 5 See CRYSTAL LAKE on page 13 Developer renewing e orts to create usable land on the shores of Crystal LakeBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – Owners of wetland beneath the surface of Crystal Lake have applied to Broward County for a permit to fill those 14 acres of the lake for development. This same request made to the city 18 months ago was rejected unanimously by the commission. Now Urel and Linda Polly, principals of Sample Lake Properties LLC, have applied for a license application, a dredge and fill permit and a solid waste borrow pit application at the Broward Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department. An employee there said the dredge and fill permit request was received October 31 and her department requested more information. No further action has been recorded. The borrow pit application was requested in February of this year. The Pollys have obtained permits from the South Florida Water Management District to extend and relocate a storm water outflow pipe which is discharging into their Lion sh on the menuThe lion sh is a beauty, but to the native marine habitat, this invasive species is a danger. [See story on page 7]


2 The PelicanFriday, May 25, 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 With nances his strong suit, Herz opens campaign account in District 1 for March 2019 election By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – Motel owner Dan Herz has made public his intent to seek the open seat in District 1 next March. The seat is being vacated after 12 years by Commissioner Joe Miller who is term limited. Herz, 56, is a regular attendee at commission meetings where he speaks about his detailed research 2019 for the March city commission election. In a statement circulated this week, Herz said he became concerned about local government because he felt many decisions made by the city manager were not in the best interests of the citizens. He said commissioners were not asking the tough questions and were “rubber stamps” for the manager. Raised in Chicago, Herz holds a degree in finance from Indiana University. He came to Florida in 1983 as a commercial banker, later opening a real estate investment and private lending company which he still operates. He purchased the Ocean Pearl when it was in foreclosure and in 2012 lent the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce $200,000 to prevent foreclosure of its building. This year the chamber property was bought by the city for $550,000. Herz moved to Deerfield Beach in 2016. He has a 14-year-old son. Currently, Herz is co-president of Temple Beth Israel, on the board of directors of Hispanic Unity of Florida and treasurer of Country Creek Club Homeowners Association in Davie. into the annual budgets. He has owned the Ocean Pearl Motel on A1A since 2000 as well as six condo units on SE 19 Avenue. He lives in one of them. Last week, Herz opened a campaign bank account making his candidacy “official.” Formal filing for the office does not open until January Deer eld Beach District 1Present Commissioner: Joe Miller Active voters 11,335 as of May 1 Election: March 2019 Dan Herz Resnick changes course; les for a commission seatBy Katina Caraganis PELICAN WRITERWilton 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 reelection, 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 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 has 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 See RESNICK on page 16


The Pelican 3 Friday, May 25, John Geer, U.S. Navy JAG, announces run for District 1 seat By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach -John and Ann Geer came to Pompano Beach nine years ago with the idea of being “warm and near the ocean.” Geer, an attorney with 23 years of military service in the U.S. Navy as a JAG [Judge Advocates General], retired as a captain in 1992. He then took a position with Geico for 17 years and eventually served on the company’s board of directors. Once here, Geer and Ann began to take part in politics, not as candidates, but as active voters and constituents. But when District 1 Commissioner Mike Sobel announced his run for mayor last year, Geer decided to seek his seat. Geer explains. “Local politics is the most important level of politics. It has a bigger impact on our lives,” he says. He says he is stepping into the Nov. 6 election with a focus on those “. . impacts [because] there seems to be an absence of forward thinking.” “What are we doing about traffic, the opioid issue, density, zoning and homelessness?” he said. All of these issues have daily impacts on persons and businesses here. Geer says that these are topics that should be discussed in public workshops. He hopes to see more young families move to the city, but the lack of affordable housing makes home ownership burdensome. Research supports his claim. Records show that Broward County housing falls under a category of being “cost burdened,” defined by persons who pay 30 percent or more of their incomes for housing. A Broward County Urban and Redevelopment department report reads, “[In] a 2006 American Community Survey, 46 percent of homeowner households in Broward County spent 30 percent or more of their incomes on housing.” Rule of thumb suggests no more than 28 percent of a person’s income should be used for a home mortgage. To the issue of failing public education, Geer adds that local commissioners have too often passed the blame of low achieving schools on the county school board. Instead Geer says local government has the “muscle” to hold the school board’s “feet to the fire” until local schools reach excellent levels. “The commission needs to lead. It has not led. It deals with tactical issues of the moment. There is an absence of forward thinking,” Geer said. The Geers have four adult children. Geer, so far, faces two challengers, Angela Hill and Andrea McGee. Qualifying period for Nov. 5 is from June 18 to June 22. For information, contact Email: electjohngeer@gmail. com Phone: 954 317 3603 Web: Facebook: electjohngeerforcommissionerJohn Geer, U.S. Navy retired District 1 [Blue]Present Commissioner Mike Sobel Candidates: John Geer, Angela Hill, Andrea McGee Active voters 15,709 as of May 1 Vote on Nov. 6 north


4 The PelicanFriday, May 25, Pompano hopes sculpture generates interest in reuse water plant By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach – On the heels of April’s Water Conservation Month, city officials have commissioned a sculpture to promote water reuse and conservation. Tobi Aycock, member of the city’s Public Art Committee, said the hope is the sculpture will educate people about the Oasis Reuse Plant. “They see the purple pipes and they see the plant, but they probably have no idea we reuse the water.” The signature purple pipes are used by the city to deliver treated waste water to homes for lawn irrigation. Randolph Brown, Oasis plant manager, said that three million gallons of treated water flow through the purple pipes each day. “Every gallon we don’t put on the yard is a gallon we save for sustainability and future water supply,” said Brown. If it weren’t reused by the city, the water would be pumped into the ocean. Brown stated that 916 single family homes and 300 multi-family and commercial entities are hooked up to the purple pipes. Commercial account users include the Greg Norman Signature Pines Golf Course, Sand and Spurs Equestrian Park, the Goodyear Blimp base, city medians, and the Sample McDougald House. Brown said that about 200 homes per year are added to the system. “Every year, we’re adding to the system.” In addition to saving drinking water, officials say the benefits of using reuse water on lawns include homeowners being able to reduce the use of fertilizer [the reuse water contains nitrogen and phosphorus, compounds found in fertilizer], and paying less for water [reuse water costs 60 percent less than drinking water]. Reuse customers are also allowed to water their lawns any day of the week between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. Single family homeowners who want to get hooked up to the system should visit or call the OASIS hotline at 954324-8434. Multifamily or commercial customers should call 954-786-4637. Sculpture The budget for the sculpture, which will be located in front of the plant, 1799 N. Federal Hwy., is $30,000. The deadline for artists to submit a design was May 16. Aycock said the Public Art Committee will review all the submissions and make recommendations in June. “The sculpture should reflect on water, the reuse of water, nature and the Oasis Reuse Program in the city,” reads the description of the project. The city first attempted a call for artists last year. Aycock said the artist submissions this time around were much better. Builder proposes residential, 327-unit building at Federal and 6 Street By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach -Members of the Planning and Zoning Board on Wednesday unanimously recommended approval of a major site plan for a mixed-use development at Federal Highway and NE 6 Street. The project is the first to be submitted in the East Transit Oriented Corridor. Karam Family LLC submitted the plans for the six-story building with 327 one-, twoand three-bedroom units and structured parking garage. The property abuts the Community Park, Pompano Beach Amphitheater and Emma Lou Olson Civic Center. A shopping center is now at the Federal Highway site. The building features a ground floor lobby and work-share space available to residents and the public. Retail space could be See BUILDING on page 9


The Pelican 5 Friday, May 25, Save your dime and get a free subscription of The Pelican. Visit and your Pelican arrives in your email every Friday. to two. The new location allows for drive-through stalls for the fire engines. With the acquisition, Dixon Ahl Hall is saved from demolition. Originally, the new cat 5 fire department was to be built there. Troast said the amount of the proposed $16.5 million bond issue, on the ballot in November, is unchanged. But at a Monday morning workshop, along with the new design for the fire station, commissioners saw an alternative plan for the recreation center at Dan Witt Park. Romanik has drawn a one-story building, larger than the current one, that provides the space Recreation Director Becky Lysengen has requested. Originally, the plans called for a secondstory addition to the old building. Also included in the bond issue are a new building for the public works department and a build-out of the second floor at the library. If the bonds are not voted in November, the mayor said the land purchase will be financed with a bank loan. Troast said he had been in discussion with the landowner and Lighthouse Point resident Jay Lighter for four years and as recently as three months ago, could not reach an agreement. “He’s been a perfect gentleman . but we could never agree on a price,” the mayor said. But Friday, the two found a meeting of the minds and Troast “scrambled to get plans drawn for the site.” The next steps will be obtaining an appraisal and an environmental study. Troast said a study done in 2010 found the land was not contaminated but the city will do its own investigation. A real estate closing could happen in three to four months. The additional acre to the city’s administrative complex also makes parking less of an issue at city hall. Several parking spaces were being lost with the expansion of the fire station. Tuesday night, commissioners unanimously approved a resolution placing the bonds on the November ballot. Commissioner Kyle Van Buskirk said, “I am 110 percent behind this.” Commissioner Earl Maucker said another plus was getting rid of the “eyesore gas station” which has been boarded up for years. He asked for renderings so the residents “can what can happen there. This is the gateway into our administrative campus.” Troast promised that “the people will have visuals” adding “I am very excited about this,” and Commissioner Sandy Johnson said she will go anywhere to speak about it [the bond issue] .After saying the proposed purchase is “big news,” Commissioner Mike Long said it also “creates a new realm of opportunity.” Commissioner President Jason Joffe said, “I am so proud we got to this point. It took a lot of hard work to get here. We’re gonna pass this thing.” The unanimous vote for the bond resolution drew a round of applause from the audience. With Tuesday’s adoption of the resolution placing the general obligation bond on the ballot, Lighthouse Point follows in the footsteps of Pompano Beach where a $183 million bond was approved in March and Oakland Park which is placing a $40 million question on the ballot. Both issues are to enhance the cities’ infrastructure. Deerfield Beach recently sold $40 million in revenue bonds to improve and reconstruct city hall, the Center for Active Aging and a recreation center. The Pompano Beach bonds were approved after an extensive effort by city officials to educate the public as to the benefits. Troast said this week he will likely seek professional help in creating a program to inform voters here of the merits of the bond issue. Fire houseContinued from page 1 Perservering detective nabs thief, recovers lootBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLauderdale-By-The-Sea Det. Brann Redl was named “Deputy of the Month” in the LBTS district of the Broward Sheriff’s Office for his capture and arrest of a career criminal. The culprit had a violent criminal history and had robbed Diamonds & Doggies at 111 E. Commercial Blvd. at 6:04 p.m. on April 27. A store employee reported that while she was working inside the store, she observed the suspect stealing bracelets from a display and placing them in his pocket. When she confronted him, he physically struggled with her, grabbed her arm and ran from the scene. Deputies conducted a search of the immediate area but were initially unable to locate him. In his monthly report to commissioners, district Chief Thomas Palmer wrote, “Undaunted, Det. Redl expanded his search and continued to look beyond the district area.” Nearly an hour after the crime Redl located the suspect near Denny’s restaurant at 5000 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. The suspect ran and attempted to conceal himself in some bushes, but Redl captured him. The victim positively identified the suspect, Roger Alan Richwagen, 56, as the same person who had committed the robbery. In his possession were numerous watches and jewelry which the employee identified as being stolen from the store. Also located were numerous small electronic items and clothing, all in new condition and some with price tags still attached, indicating they were likely stolen from nearby retail stores in unreported thefts, Palmer wrote. Richwagen was arrested and charged with strong/ arm robbery, violation of probation, grand theft and possession of cannabis. He had an outstanding warrant for failure to register as a sex offender from Brevard County. “As a result of Det. Redl’s hard work, tenacity and dedication to citizens of the town of Lauderdale-By-TheSea, he captured a dangerous career criminal that was actively committing crimes throughout the area,” Palmer said. New emergency alert system in place in Deer eld Beach; Sign up requiredDeerfield Beach – The 2018 hurricane season begins June 1 and city officials are already urging residents to start preparing. The first task on every preparedness checklist should be to register for AlertDFB, the new and official emergency alert system for Deerfield Beach. As of June 1, the City will no longer be working with Code Red. Deerfield Beach has opted to transition to a system that is linked to the county and the state emergency alert system. This process will make communication much more seamless, which is critical in times of crisis. Residents can choose to receive emergency communication by a phone call to a landline or mobile device, email alerts, or text messages. There is also an option to download the app to a mobile device. To register, go to www.dfb. city/AlertDFB and click the sign-up button in the middle of the page. Don’t wait, be prepared and sign up today. Make sure the City has a way of communicating with you in the event of an emergency, like a hurricane. For more information, please contact the Public Affairs and Marketing Office at the City of Deerfield Beach at 954.480.4430 or 954.480.4232.


6 The PelicanFriday, May 25, 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 21 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Patient’s use of medical marijuana relieves nausea, stimulates appetiteBy Mark BrownSPECIAL TO THE PELICANMemorial Day events, May 26 -28Note: Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Decoration Day was a time to decorate the graves of the soldiers that died in the Civil War with flowers. Shortly after World War I, the holiday was changed to honor all Americans who died fighting in any war. 5/26 Lighthouse Point – Dedication of the LHP Heroes Memorial Shrine, 9 a.m., 2700 NE 36 St. 5/26 Deerfield Beach – This event was canceled to the weather predicting heavy rains. The event will be scheduled for a later date Deerfield Beach Historical Society hosts a a commemorative ceremony to honor military forces and a historical photo exhibit 4 to 6 p.m. at the Old School Museum, 232 NE 2 Street. Historical Society Board Member Ed Dietrich Jr. will present a commemorative wreath in recognition of each service group. 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. Picnic food available. Call 561-299-8684. 5/28 City leaders and dignitaries along with the American Legion Post 222 will honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The event takes place at Jaco Pastorius Park, 11 a.m. 4000 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park. Free. Call 954-630-4507. 5/28 Pompano Beach – Memorial services begin at 9 a.m. at the Westview Cemetery, 2100 W. Copans Road. The city’s annual parade begins at 11 a.m. All groups are invited to participate. Staging for the parade begins at 10:30 a.m. with a start time at 11 a.m. march to the Pompano Cemetery for services. Call 954-782-2817. Mark Brown is the former vice mayor of Lauderdale-By-TheSeaAs the discussion continues to unfold regarding the efficacy and availability of medical marijuana in south Florida, I thought it might be helpful to share one person’s firsthand experience with the product. About six months ago, my friend Jim began to experience severe nausea. Just looking at food made him sick to his stomach. His doctors were unable to pinpoint a cause for the nausea, and the medications they prescribed didn’t help. He was losing weight, struggling to walk and suffering from growing anxiety. At the suggestion of a friend, Jim decided to try medical marijuana. He got an enthusiastic goahead from his doctor, who referred him to a State-approved physician. He interviewed with the doctor, was approved and assigned a patient number. He then went online to register with the State. Three weeks later, he was notified by email that he was approved to purchase medical marijuana. Although medical marijuana can be ordered by phone and delivered to your home, Jim wanted to go to an actual dispensary first and talk to a pharmacist. We couldn’t find a listing for a dispensary in Broward County so we drove about an hour to Lake Worth. I thought we were in the wrong place at first, since there was no signage on the building and very little activity. However, it did turn out to be a dispensary. Jim registered at the front desk and joined three other people in a waiting room. About 20 minutes later, he was called into the inner office where he sat down to talk with a licensed aide. They talked for an hour before Jim decided to purchase two items: a vapor pen for inhalation and a vial of oil. When he got home that afternoon, Jim placed a drop of the oil under his tongue. An hour later he sat down to dinner and ate his entire plate of food plus dessert without feeling sick. He now has a regular routine: one inhale from the vapor pen in the morning and one drop of oil in the afternoon. It’s been one month now and he hasn’t missed a meal. The nausea is gone, his appetite is back and he is regaining his strength. He has experienced no side effects. He doesn’t feel high or jumpy or crave food. He is just able to eat normally once again. There are three takeaways from Jim’s story. First, the State needs to speed up the approval process. It shouldn’t take three weeks for a patient to be able to get his medication once the doctor prescribes it. Second, local governments in Broward County need to stop acting like medical marijuana dispensaries are crime-infested crack houses which are a threat to their community. People like Jim who have legitimate medical needs should not have to drive an hour to fill their prescription. Get some local dispensaries up and running. Third, people who are suffering from medical issues such as nausea, loss of appetite, sleeplessness or anxiety should talk to their doctor and consider taking medical marijuana. It’s working very well for Jim and it might be the right solution for you. Mayor Fisher proclaims National Gun Violence Awareness Day; Moms ask supporters to wear orange on June 2 Diana Phillips and Susan Sheika accepted a proclamation on behalf of Moms Demand Action from the city and Mayor Lamar Fisher proclaiming June 2 as Gun Violence Awareness Day.


The Pelican 7 Friday, May 25, The hunt is on: o cials hope to reduce population of invasive lion sh By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN WRITERLauderdale-By-The-Sea – Rough seas and bad weather have hampered the start of the Lionfish Challenge here in South Florida. But, when the weather clears and the competition begins in earnest, Gold Coast Scuba Co-Owner Steve Gagas expects it to do some damage to the invasive species’ population. “We got five the other day . It will definitely help. Every effort out here will help.” The purpose of the statewide Lionfish Challenge, May 19 to Sept. 3, is to encourage individuals to kill lionfish. But, beyond helping the environment, lionfish hunters and connoisseurs will have an additional reason to go after the fish – up to $5,000 in prize money. Organized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission [FWC], the Lionfish Challenge was started in 2015. So-named because of its aggressive nature as a predator, lionfish have few natural predators here and compete with native marine species for food and shelter. They are native to the Pacific Ocean and are believed to have been released from aquariums here in the 1990s. Since then, they’ve spread to the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. During the statewide Lionfish Challenge, individuals who catch one of the tagged lionfish could receive up to $5,000 in cash. There are six to eight tagged lionfish at each of 50 artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. A map of Florida’s artificial reefs is at Individuals who compete in the recreational or commercial categories are eligible to win other prizes, including a $500 gift card for SCUBA tank refills, a GoPro, and a customized Engel cooler. The type of prizes each person is eligible for depends on the number of lionfish caught; 25 is the minimum and 400 is the maximum. Gold Coast Scuba, 259 Commercial Blvd. Suite 2, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, is the only Broward location where participants in the challenge can drop off tails. To register, visit fishing/saltwater/recreational/ lionfish/challenge. During last year’s competition, 26,454 lionfish were removed. But, even with that many killed, the population is still thriving. “That’s the issue. The population has just grown out of control,” said Amanda Nalley, public information specialist with the FWC’s Division of Marine Fisheries Management.Ask for lion sh at the marketIn addition to encouraging lionfish hunting with up to $5,000, Nalley said the tagged lionfish are being tracked and will give “added insight into how they move.” But divers aren’t the only ones who can help with the problem Without even getting into the water, Nalley said anyone can help increase demand for lionfish by asking for it at restaurants and local grocery stores. Publix and Whole Foods also sell the exotic species. She said she’s already a fan of seeing lionfish on her own plate. “They are delicious. I’ve heard they taste like hogfish but I’ve never had hogfish. It’s a very light and flaky white meat. It’s very mild.” Gagas agrees. “It’s one of the best eating fish.”


8 The PelicanFriday, May 25, 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 Train Your Brain workshops at John Knox Village teach residents how to exercise their brains By Phyllis J.NeubergerPELICAN STAFFJohn Knox Village [JKV], 651 SW 6th Street, with its life enrichment plan has many older residents acting and feeling like 60. The residents tell visitors that their volunteer opportunities and the large variety of activities available keep the independent living population exceptionally alert and active. One of the newest stimulators, Train your Brain workshops, introduces participants to the different parts of the brain. They learn what each part handles, and where the brain needs more work. New challenges exercise the brain. The Pelican recently attended a two-hour workshop, coached by Phyllis Strupp, author of Better with Age, the ultimate guide to Brain Training that offers a whole new approach to “Use it or Lose it.” Strupp has a MBA from Columbia University and has enjoyed a successful 30-year career in financial services. Strupp says, “That’s history now. My focus has moved far afield to the brain and how to exercise it, just like one exercises the body.” She has earned a Brain Research in Education certificate from the University of Washington in Seattle. Although she lives in Carefree, Arizona, she has traveled to JKV several times to teach Training the Brain to residents. On May 16, she was on hand, along with Dr. Murray Todd well known local retired neurologist and several Village executives who were learning how to teach Strupp’s workshops. She mentored and praised these first time leaders. The two hour session flew by as the leaders moved the group of about 30 residents in steps. After holding up a sculptured brain, they were introduced to its parts. The parietal lobe controls one’s sense of adventure, trying the unknown involving taste and touch. Examples are crafts, exercise, swimming, tennis, knitting, sewing. The occipital lobe is the area of administration, achievement. Examples are paperwork, computer work, games of chance, household routines, teamwork. The temporal lobe deals with attachment. Examples are acting, singing, play reading group, story telling, nursing, care giving, support groups, teaching. The frontal lobe works on adaptation. Examples are discussion groups, decision making, financial planning, mind training, meditation, setting goals. Default Network connects the parts to create one’s autobiography. It might include learning from past experiences, serving the needs of others, writing, day dreaming, empathy, imagining one’s personal future, reading fiction, taking charge of goals. Each member of the group gets a checklist that, when answered, points to the area most in need of brain training. A personal plan now evolves. What new experiences will put your brain to work? When will you introduce these new activities into your At right, Phyllis Strupp, author of Better with Age prepares for the workshop with JKV Life Enrichment Plan Director, Verna Chisman. [Courtesy]life to stimulate and exercise your own brain? Readers, as well as workshop participants, can benefit. Remember to “use it or lose it.” Start new activities as an adventure. According to Strupp, that’s how to exercise the brain. Corrections and omissionsIn last week’s edition, the story “Furman Insurance honored for the third year as winners of South Florida 2018 “Top Workplaces” awards, the last sentence was inadvertently deleted. Writer Phyllis Neuberger had asked Dirk DeJong, who serves the community is numerous positions. He is president of the Sample McDougald House Preservation Society; a board member of Broward County Parks Foundation and a director on the board of John Knox Village. With all of this in addition to his responsibilities as CEO and Chair of Frank Furman Insurance Agency, Neuberger asked if he had any free time; DeJong replied, “Sure. When I sleep.” We regret the omission. -Anne Siren


The Pelican 9 Friday, May 25, The Pelican is now o cially on sale at your local Publix/Walgreen stores10¢ at checkoutThank you, Pelican Readers Pelican delivered. $13.78. One Year.Call 954-783-8700. His campaign’s I.T. [Information technologist] said that all attempts to create that domain or any close to it had been “had been purchased on April 11 by Rex Hardin. “It is so surprising. I had no idea that local politics could be this low in terms of taking steps to block an opponent’s access to reach the voters.” When asked how he will deal with what he calls an “opposition attack,” Sobel said he would stick to his campaign: Better and safer schools and a better quality of life for all residents. He says his concerns are “crime, traffic and homelessness.” Sobel added that the purchases were “clearly intended to benefit a campaign and need to be recorded as a campaign expense. There were no expenditures recorded for Hardin’s commissioner seat nor for his mayoral campaign for the month of April according the city clerk’s office. Hardin had two campaign accounts, one for his District 3 seat and another for the mayor’s seat. He had announced that if he is reelected in District 3, he would resign that seat and run for mayor in a special election. On Tuesday, Hardin announced that he would not run for re-election to his District 3 seat. He said the experience was a lot of fun, but he was going to concentrate on the mayor’s race. Mayor Lamar Fisher announced his run for the Broward County Commission this November. Election laws require that Fisher resign his position as Pompano Beach mayor. Fisher says he will resign this June. ‘For’ does not equal “4” in Florida statutes While candidates often use the number “4” in campaigning, Florida election laws state that if running for a new position, the word “for” must be inserted between the name and the office the candidate is seeking. Sobel said he learned that rule when considering a “” All domains purchased on April 11 by Hardin contain the word “for.” After juggling possibilities, Sobel’s team finally found a domain that met their needs, Info@ What Hardin did was legal; what he may do with the Sobel domains he bought later is questionable. Forming a PAC is not free. Hardin faced serious ethics violations in 2016 regarding campaign funds. State Attorney General Michael Satz did not file criminal charges, and the state election board has not yet released its final report. Vice Mayor Charlotte Burrie, another challenger for the mayor’s seat, said she had neither checked nor tried to set up her own domain. Commissioner Mike SobelCommissioner Rex Hardin Domain squattersContinued from page 1 provided in the future. The residential units will line NE 6 Street, and ground floor units will have outdoor gardens. A landscape buffer and sidewalk will be provided along the street. Parking will be at the interior and won’t be seen from the street, Robert Lochrie, attorney for the applicant, told the board. The parking requirement is 338 spaces; 451 spaces are proposed. The Federal Aviation Administration has determined that maximum building height in this area is 80 feet. This building will be 74 feet. The applicant agreed to meet numerous conditions, including undergrounding of utilities, submitting a traffic analysis and adding a masonry fence. The applicant has the property under contract and is set to close on the purchase shortly, Lochrie said. They will make a payment to the city’s affordable housing fund in lieu of providing affordable housing. BuildingContinued from page 4


10 The PelicanFriday, May 25, Don’t Forget to Check out our Send your stories and photos to siren2415@ or call 954-783-8700. Business matters 160 children attend Bison kicko celebration hosted by McDougle Family Foundation and retired Miami Dolphins By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach -Saturday, May 5 was a big day for the excited Bison members who had a good workout at a Junior Training Camp for boys and girls. The camp focused on education, physical fitness and good choices in safe environment. It all happened at the Oveta McKeithen Complex in Deerfield Beach where 160 children took part in the Bison Kickoff Celebration. They got a good workout as they did offensive and defensive drills including hurdles, knock-away dummies, ladders and half back pads just like the real Miami Dolphin players. They were coached by men who had actually done this kind of a workout themselves. On hand were four retired Miami Dolphin players including Chris Chambers and Trent Gamble who joined Stockar McDougle in the activity. Dolphin cheer leaders were on hand to run a dance and cheer clinic. When the training ended, all of the Bisons enjoyed a complimentary lunch. “The kids had a blast learning tips from the Miami Dolphins Alumni and Cheerleaders. We are excited for this year’s upcoming season. We want the kids to know we are there for them and enjoy providing different opportunities and fun experiences to learn from the pros, “ said Stockar McDougle. Jerome and Stockar McDougle, co-founders of the McDougle Family Foundation grew up in Deerfield Beach and played football for rival high schools, Blanche Ely and Deerfield Beach. The brothers formed the foundation to make a difference in the Broward community where they grew up. This local event is one example of their vision to mentor and encourage tomorrow’s leaders. “The kids had a great time and they even held on-site registration at the same time. We’ll be cheering them on this season, “ said Octavia McDougle. Manager one of Deerfield Parks and Recreation, Sheldon Gunter was on hand and says, “It was a great event. The kids were thrilled to have real Miami Dolphins coaching them, The boys and girls Bison members range in age from four to 14. Their practice season begins in July. The football and cheerleading season runs from August through October.”Retired Miami Dolphins Cheerleader is Alison Schiraldi. Retired Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Chris Chambers (White T Shirt) with Bison, Ocean Tillman from Deer eld Beach. Cultural grant would place Highwaymen artwork along Main Street corridorBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park -This city has applied for a Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge for a Main Street enhancement project. The city requested $350,000 to fund the installation of Florida Highwaymen art along Main Street and an interconnected audio system from Oakland Park Boulevard to Park Lane East with connections from Jaco Pastorius Park. The artwork will be displayed at various locations on columns and as backgrounds on several water fountain features. It will be replicated and constructed on tile pieces. The Florida Highwaymen are a group of AfricanAmerican landscape artists who made a living selling paintings out of car trunks. Their works hang in this city’s commission chambers. “This project aims to continue the vision of transforming this open space into a cultural facility,”Neysa Herrera, CRA communications specialist, wrote in a report to the city’s CRA board. In related news, the city commission approved See MAIN STREET CORRIDOR on page 14


The Pelican 11 Friday, May 25, Caribbean bu et and pineapple beer at Pineapple Jamboree at SampleMcDougald House; 2018 Pineapple queen joins the celebration By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – South Florida began rising from the ocean about 530 million years ago; it was building itself on a porous plateau of karst limestone and marine sediments. Sometime later the Appalachian Mountains eroded, leaving clay on top of the limestone. And about 100 years ago, farmers discovered that combination served well for pineapple crops. And that’s why the city is celebrating on June 8 with a Pineapple Jamboree at the historic Sample-McDougald House, 450 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach. Crops of pineapples were Sample’s early products. Pineapples led the way to the boom of this turn-of-thecentury farming land from what are now the cities of Lighthouse Point through Coral Springs. Eventually a more prosperous crop turned out to be peppers and beans, the crop that produced the millionaire farmers. The Jamboree offers guests locally crafted pineapple beer, rum and tequila tastings with a Caribbean buffet. Steel band music, raffles and games are all part of the evening. A new feature this year the crowning of the Pineapple Queen, Debbie McCarty Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. For more information, call 954-3832285.Legend of the pineappleSea captains of New England traded among the Caribbean Islands, returning with cargoes of spices, rum and a selection of fruits, which sometimes included pineapples. According to the legend, when sea captains returned home, they stopped outside their houses to spear a pineapple on a fence post. This would let his friends know of his safe return from sea. The pineapple was an invitation for them to visit, share his food and drink, and listen to tales of his voyage. That later led to colonial innkeepers adding the pineapple to their signs and advertisements; they also carved the shapes of pineapples in bedposts as a universal welcome to their guests. 2018 National Trails Days at Fern Forest Nature Center In celebration of the 2018 National Trails Day by the American Hiking Society, Florida Trail Association will host an event at Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek. National Trails day is an annual event held throughout the United States by outdoor organizations on the first Saturday in June. The event features organizations such as the Sierra Club, Florida Trail Association, Broward Beekeeper Association and Broward County Butterfly Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association that have a positive impact on the environment. Activities 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. The free event takes place at Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 S Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Contact Kay Ferrara ( or call 954.609.4727 for more information. Debbie McCarty


12 The PelicanFriday, May 25, 2018pelicannewspaper.comChamber’s gala guests hit the jackpot at annual Royal Casino Doubling down at blackjack are Molly Berkholm, Chamber Chair Betty Masi, David and Marge Mirantz. Nailma Pjal, who bills herself as a butt artist, was one of the evening’s attractions. Here she does a “silhouette” of Jaime Spruce. Misty Napolitano and Jane Vicale. Kaleigh McBride and Farrell Tiller. Admiring silent auction items is Adriana Santovenia.The Waterstone Resort’s skyhigh party room was the setting for the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce Royal Casino gala last weekend. More than 200 guests enjoyed the music, food, drink, silent and live auctions and the gaming tables. The evening was underwritten by Seawood Builders, JM Family, Oceans 234, Dunay, Miskel and Backman, Avison Young, Gallo Herbert Architect, Stor-all, Campbell Rosemurgy, SHL Pharma, A&S Total Cleaning, Deerfield Beach Island Community. -Judy WilsonDeer eld Beach Economic Development Director Kris Mory, Mike and Paula Hudak. The Hudaks were the big winners of the evening taking home a 55” ‘smart’ TV and other prizes.


The Pelican 13 Friday, May 25, Now o cially on sale at your local Publix/Walgreen stores 10 cents at checkout Thank you, Pelican Readers Crystal LakeContinued from page 1Note these events in Deer eld BeachCounty’s 3rd apiary opening June 2 with a giant honeybee hiveCity officials will open the Deerfield Beach Bee Apiary Saturday, June 2, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Central City Campus, 401 SW 4th Street, Deerfield Beach. The public is invited to welcome the city’s newest residents, a giant family of honey bees. John Coldwell of the Urban Farming Institute and the Broward Beekeepers Association will explain the ecological importance of honey bees. Coldwell was instrumental in establishing the only other public apiaries in Broward County, the first in Oakland Park and the second in Tradewinds Park. This apiary is an initiative of District 4 City Commissioner Todd Drosky. It will become a creative and educational way of promoting honeybees, a vital component of the environment. This apiary will benefit every family in Deerfield Beach for generations to come. For additional information please contact the Department of Sustainable Management at (954) 480-4391.Kick O summer at Villages with family funThe city hosts the inaugural Kick Off to Summer Event on Friday, June 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Villages of Hillsboro Park Center, 4111 NW 6 St. Planned is an evening of family fun, food and entertainment, highlighted by a beach ball drop – the release of thousands of beach balls with one special one containing a prize. A kid’s zone will offer See DEERFIELD BEACH ACTIVITIES on page 15 property and to irrigate four acres of sod. The area in question is within a berm created years ago by developer Charles Rowan, who in the 90s filled in acres of the Crystal Lake shoreline for development. Originally, 700 acres, the lake is now about 150 acres. The berm area is owned by the Pollys, successful dredge and fill operators who have created a lot of usable land from a larger Pompano Beach lake. Their Crystal Lake property is underwater except for the earth berm and a stretch of Sample Road frontage. At the time of the January 2017 request to fill the area west of the berm, officials here said a city permit was required. When it was denied, the issue went away. Deerfield Beach City Commissioner Bernie Parness, who represents the residents of Crystal Lake, said he believes the county won’t issue a permit without permission from the city. The Polly’s attorney Richard Coker said this week, “It is my understanding the county has completed its review but will not issue permits until they city confirms that the use is permitted in the city.” At the city, Tom Good who heads the engineering department, said staff is reviewing the project to determine “if it warrants a permit.” “They are trying to do an end run,” Parness said of the applications at the county level. I will fight it to the death. Once filled, the berm will need a change of land use to commercial. As long as I am alive, they won’t be able to build on it.” Gail Parks, whose condo overlooks the lake has been watching the dwindling water resource since the 90s. She had not heard of a new attempt to fill but said, “I knew this was not going to go away. They’ll probably be the winners . peo ple get tired of these battles.”


14 The PelicanFriday, May 25, a resolution supporting the city’s application for a $500,000 grant from the state Division of Cultural Affairs. The application is for development of the Omega Church property at 1300 NE 38 St. into a civic facility with space for various cultural, educational and recreational activities. The state provides funding for renovation, construction and acquisition of cultural and community facilities. The maximum award per application is $500,000. The closing on the church property is tentatively scheduled for next month. In 2016, the City of Oakland Park was awarded a Cultural Facilities Grant creating Main Street, including the Grand Plaza and Jaco Pastorius Park, as the city’s cultural facility.ScoresPompano Beach Nine Hole Women’s League May 22 Odd Holes OnlyResults A Group: 1st place Debbie Zimmerman, 27 2nd place (tie) Susana Rust, Ellen Fraser, Susan Dimond, Jeannine Lesburt, 30 B Group: 1st place Debbie Cushman, 30 2nd place (tie) Rita Melville, Kathy Gardner, Rosemarie Eaton . 3Pompano Beach Men’s Golf Assn.Results – May 16, The Pines Two Best Balls Score 1st Place Jim Greeley, Jim King, Bob Raser . 118 2nd Place Chuck Brown, Jim DeCicco, Don Worrell, Don Worrell . 123 3rd Place . Bill Delaney, Joe Patchen, Don Worrell (Blind Draw) . 124 Main Street corridorContinued from page 10


The Pelican 15 Friday, May 25, interactive activities including an inflatable paddle boat jungle ride. Live music will be provided by JM and the Sweets and The Polar Boys. This is a free event. Food will be available for purchase from local vendors and food trucks. For more information, call 954-480-4494.Wing Warriors should sign up now for a chance to win $$$The 4th Annual Wing Warrior Cook-Off will be held Saturday, June 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, 445 SW 2nd Ave. Chicken wing cooks are needed to compete for dollars and prestige. Think you have what it takes to win the title Best Wings in Deerfield Beach? If so, then register today. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the JudgesÂ’ Choice Champion, JudgeÂ’s Choice Runner-Up and PeopleÂ’s Choice Champion. For more information regarding the rules and regulations and to register please visit wingwarrior! Please note, registration is on a first come, first serve basis and spaces are limited. For additional information or questions call the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-4804429.Education Advisory Board meets June 6 The Education Advisory Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at Hillsboro Community Center, 50 Hillsboro Technology Drive. All interested persons may attend, send a representative or express their views by letter. Any person requiring auxiliary aids and services at this meeting may contact the City ClerkÂ’s Office at 954480-4213 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. The hearing or speech impaired can contact the Florida Relay Service by using the following numbers: 1-800-955-8770 or 1-800-955-8771. For more information contact Suzan Scott at 954480-6420 or sscott@deerfieldbeach.comBlock Grant Action Plan open for reviewThe cityÂ’s action plan for its anticipated HUD allocation of $640,000 is open for the publicÂ’s review and comment until June 18. It is available on the city website, or at the Community Development Department, 325 NW 2 Avenue. Comments should be made to the Community Development Department at 954-480-6420 or to sscott@ The purpose of these funds is to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and better economic opportunities for low-to moderate-income residents of the city. A public hearing at the City Commission meeting will be held on June 19, 7 p.m. in the commission chambers located at 150 NE Second Avenue, Florida. Interested parties are encouraged to attend and participate. For additional information please contact the Community Development Department at (954)480-6420 or sscott@ -Judy Wilson Deer eld Beach activitiesContinued from page 13


16 The PelicanFriday, May 25, Have an event for our calendar? Send it to us and we will place it for free. www. thepelicancalendar@ Change in townhome code allows more unitsBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – Commissioners moved along a zoning change this week that would allow six attached living units and a second story to townhomes in RM-16 zones. The issue was debated at the last planning and zoning board meeting and will be reviewed by that board again before coming up for a nal vote. Currently, the code allows only four living units in a group. The change is being requested by Pompano Beach developers Cavache Properties for a lot at NE 30 Street and Lighthouse Drive. The plan there is to build two, six-unit townhome buildings for a total of 12, rather than 8 units. In the approving the code amendment, Commissioner Earl Maucker said the action was “conceptual” and does not approve the project itself. Every developer requesting the additional story and units would have to be judged on the merits of the project, Maucker pointed out. And the developer must state the length of each townhome unit, in the case of the Cavache project, it is 150 linear feet. That project also requires ve variances which have yet to be considered by the planners: a front yard splash pool, balcony overhangs, guest parking that encroaches on side setbacks which on the south side abut single family homes, smaller parking spaces and elimination of raised curbs of bumper blocks. At the May P&Z Board meeting, members said the change would allow more innovative and exible development. Tuesday night, former mayor Leo Bentz read a letter to the commission protesting the conditional use. Bentz said the setback rules protect the rights of the singlefamily homeowners as well as anyone who drives the street. “This owner bought the property knowing full well all the code provisions to which it is subject,” Benz said. He did acknowledge that “there may be situations where strict compliance with some of our city’s codes passed many years back, may need to be relaxed.” The issue goes back to the P&Z Board June 5. 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. ResnickContinued from page 2


The Pelican 17 Friday, May 25, 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 Women’s Choral Group seeks women singers. Rehearsals are Wed.,10 a.m.-noon in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-9516789. Or contact info@ 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).Boating“The Coast Guard Auxiliary in Boca Raton will offer a one-day class “About Boating Safely” on June 9,2018, from 9-5 in Spanish River Park HQ Bldg. The class is $20 for teens (12-19). For others, the cost is $35. For questions or RSVP, call 561-391-3600 and leave a message.”BooksIsland City Book Club meets on third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Richard C. Sullivan Library, 500 NE 26 St., Wilton Manors. Call 954390-2195.ClassesWriting workshop at Herb Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36th Ave, Pompano Beach with Marjory Lyons. Classes are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 954-249-1333.Clubs/GroupsCommunity Presbyterian Church of Deer eld Beach hosts Prime Timer Seniors in Briggs Hall weekly on Wednesdays. Meditation, exercise, Bible study, guest speakers, trips and lunch. At the church, 1920 SE 5 St. 954-427-0222. Camera Club of Boca Raton meets on second Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton. No charge to attend. Call 561-271-0907. South Florida Depression Glass Club meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Wilton Manors Woman’s 6/7 – 10:30 a.m. Conversation & Coffee with a librarian. 6/9 – 1 p.m. Ukulele/ Hula Instruction 6/12 –2 p.m. Learn how to download free books, music, magazines and movies to your device. 6/13 – Universal Class – Learn about Free Online Classes on Topics from Algebra to Yoga 101. 6/23 – 1 p.m. Introduction to Voice Assistants (Alexa, Siri, etc): 45 minute talk about what Voice Assistants such as Alexa, Siri, Google Home and Cortana. Live demo. Ages 8 up. 6/ 27 – 6:30 p.m. Politics and Pretzels Hungry for good conversation? Join us on the fourth Wednesday of every month for a discussion of current events from inside and outside the U.S. Diverse perspectives welcome and encouraged. 6/30 10:30 a.m. Rock Your To Do List with the book “Getting Things Done” by David Allen.Programs at Pompano Beach Library, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach, 954-357-7595 See CALENDAR on page 19


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A unique piece of paradise close to golf, dining, tennis. For the discriminating buyer!! Perfect for entertaining!! Low Maintenance!! Gorgeous Unit!! Gorgeous Unit!! OFFERED AT $774.900 Annual RentalPOMPANO BEACH – Palm Aire Country Club at Royal Point! Built in 2008! 2/2 with rear screened in porch and very large front fenced in terrace!! Newer SS appliances!! 10 ft ceilings!! Great kitchen and master suite, split bedrooms! Freshly painted, all tile!! Near Oaks Clubhouse!! Must see! Near pool all ages, free tennis/ golf/clubhouse. $1750 annual rental! OFFERED BY PJ CARSWELL 954-242-4260 PLEASE CALL FOR A VIEWING ATLANTIC PROPERTIES INT. INC. PJBYTHESEAREALTOR@ COMCAST.NET PJ Carswell 954-242-4260 Atlantic Properties Int.,Inc. Condos for RentPompano Beach – 2/2 East of U.S.1, Quiet 2nd Fl Condo End Unit. Elevator and Pool. Appl fee lease. First-Last-Sec. $1,295/Mo. 954-806-8821. Pompano Beach – Not Ready to Retire? Live the Good Life. Gorgeous affordable Condo. 2/1 in 55+ Community. Avail for one-year lease-Plus lease. Sunroom faces Lovely nine-hole Golf Course, Pond, Fountain. Across from Pool/ Clubhouse. Clean, Modern Design. Lots of Activities. Parking for one car. Wonderful Neighbors. #Leisureville. $1,050 /Mo Plus Util. Call 917-544-0771. Pompano Beach – Barcelona Community. Remodeled oversized 1 bdrm rental, unfurnished, screened balcony, quiet, key entry, pool, other amenities, nice appliances, no pets. $1000/Mo. Call Aldo at The K Company. 561-200-7171. Pompano Beach – 1/1 Key West Style Garden Apt., fully furnished, vicinity of A1A and Atlantic Blvd, walk to beach, pier, restaurants and shops. All inclusive. Includes electric, water, hi-speed internet, Flat Screened TV, total cable, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Washer/Dryer, fully stocked kitchen, king size bedroom w/all upgraded linens, small pet ok. $1400/Mo. Available now. Call or Text Penny 954588-2657 House for RentLighthouse Point Venetian Isles Beautifully updated 3BR/2BA/2CG Single Family Home on Deepwater with dock and lift. Call Ruthie Brooks, Balistreri Real Estate 954-8034174. $4700/Mo. Annual Rental, unfurnished. ON THE BEACHBeautiful furnished studio. Ocean view, htd. pool, laundry. All util/hi-spd WiFi/cable TV included. No Smoking. No Pets. $1600 Month. 978-376-5395. Condos for RentPOMPANO BEACH CONDO for Rent. 1/1, block to beach/ Intracoastal. Fully furnished and equipped. Pool, laundry, private parking. Weekly/ monthly $1,195/per mth. Plus Electric. Free wi-fi, cable. Up to Dec. 15. No 12% Tax after six months. One month refundable security. No pets/smoking. 954993-3682. Condos for SalePompano Beach – 1/1. 800 feet to beach. Totally remodeled. New A/C, New Appliances. W/D. Boat Slip Avail. $159,900. Call 561200-7171. Aldo at K Company Realty. Deerfield Beach – 1 Bdrm 55+ Community, Security 24/7, Modern Furniture. Lakeview. Very Active Community. Very close to ocean, restaurants, movies and more. Low maintenance. Free gym, cable, wi-fi, movies and more. $70,000 Call 954-426-6644. 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. 954260-6552. 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. Services“BOOKKEEPING SERVICE” Certified QuickBooks. ProAdvisor. Reasonable Rates. Personable & Reliable. Small Business. Nonprofit, or Personal Call Patrick: 561-544-8110. Condos for Sale EDDIE BUYS HOUSES/ CONDOS CASHAny Condition, size, price range or location! Cash offers and quick closings! Rent to Own option. Call: 954-300-2274. 24-Hour recorded Message. Visit:cashfor Email: Innovativehome buyers@ 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. 561-347-8383 or Employment Are you 55 or older and seeking employment in Ft. Lauderdale? Urban League of Palm Beach County provides paid training opportunities at locations such as government agencies, senior centers, non-profits, schools and hospitals. This on-the-job training can then be used as a bridge to find employment outside of the program. To participate, you must be: age 55 or older; unemployed and seeking employment; qualified as low income. To apply, please call 954-858-5884 or visit the SCSEP office at 2901 W Cypress Creek Road, Suite 116, Fort Lauderdale. See CLASSIFIEDS on page 19


The Pelican 19 Friday, May 25, Blacktop Sealing Since 1984 754-234-3364 Home Care ServicesCNA will care for elderly person. 20 years exp. Has Car and reasonable prices. Seven days/Daytime. Call Barbara 954-882-2627.AntiquesAntique Buyer – Buying Antiques & Art. Jewelry. Watches. Paintings. Military Items. Guns. Swords. Coins. Silver. House Calls. Free Appraisals. Robert’s Antiques. 954-295-6808. Boat for Sale1994 30 foot Sea Ray Weekender, 10’6” beam. Twin 350 Merc Gas engines, Bimini top, cockpit cover, electric range, pressure water system, refrigerator, A/C/D/C. V-bunks, head with sink, extremely clean, well taken care of, sale price $22,000 OBO. 954-854-8048 Items for SaleNear new Rotary Lawnmower, including grass catcher. Cost $300, will sell for $150.00. 954-638-9656. Brand new Beige Leather Recliner. Cost $1,000, will sell for $600. 954-6389656. 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 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. Classi edsContinued from page 18 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. 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. Events See CALENDAR on page 20 CalendarContinued from page 17 ClassesLine dancing at the Beach Community Center by Galt Ocean. A fun exercise for both the mind and the body. Wednesdays from 6 8 pm. Beginners Welcome! 781.812.5878 for details.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. Pompanobridge.c om. 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.


20 The Pelican Friday, May 25, 6/7 Lauderdale-By-TheSea Chamber – Business over Breakfast A speed networking event. Free to members. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Jarvis Hall, 4505 N. Ocean Drive. 954-776-1000. 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. 6/13 Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea Chamber – 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mixer at Billy Jack’s for appetizers and Happy Hour Drinks. 218 E. Commercial Drive, $10 Members; $20 Guests. 954-776-1000. Relax and Unwind with Adult Coloring last Wednesday of the month, 6:30 to7:30 at the Northwest Branch Library, 1580 NW 3 Ave., Pompano Beach. 954-3576599. 6/27 Meet the Gubernatorial Candidates. Hosted by Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha Soroities 6 to 8 p.m., E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 NW 2 St., Pompano Beach. Meet & Greet at 5:15 p.m. Libraries North Regional College Library -Thursdays – Digital Downloads Open House. Access and download the library’s free books. Noon to 1 p.m. 954-201-2601. CalendarContinued from page 19North Regional/Broward College Library offers adult coloring, tness programs, group jigsaw puzzling and classes in English and Spanish. 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. Call 954-201-2601. Hikes 5/26 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. Music 9/15 – Tickets now on sale for Lost 80s Live at Pompano Amp at www.pbamp Nature Nights 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. Theater 6/5 – 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 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 eld-history. org. Sample-McDougald House – 450 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach, the 1916 Sample-McDougald House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Daily historic tours. Call 754-307-5446. Tour Historic Pompano Beach. From the Sample-McDougald House to the Indian Mound. Tours tell tales of the land to farms to its time today. Meet at 9 a.m. Founders Park, 217 NE 4 Ave., Pompano Beach. 10 a.m. tour bus leaves. Tickets $15/person. 954-782-3015 for the next tour date. Nature Nights 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 See CALENDAR on page 23


The Pelican 21 Friday, May 25, Have an event for our calendar?Emailthepelicancalendar Haitian Flag Day celebrates the cityÂ’s strong Haitian community. Pictured here are Ms. Little Haiti, Regine Bell, Cherolyn Davis, Event Coordinator, Former Commissioner Edward Phillips, Sandra Love, Ambassador of Little Haiti and Dadly Filius, Host. Community celebrates Haitian Flag Day


22 The Pelican Friday, May 25, 2018pelicannewspaper.comSave your dime and get a free subscription of The Pelican. Visit and your Pelican arrives in your email every Friday. Fishing report Bang the BottomThis is a picture of my buddy Joes catch earlier in the week. The boat “Debra” captained by Joe Masone out of Lighthouse Point has been putting together catches like this several times per week. Joe told us that the pink porgy shing has never been better. He uses a multi hook 3/0 circle hook rigs baited with squid and shes between 100 and 200 feet of water. When the king shing gets slow or the weed is too bad to troll Joe goes for bottom sh and bends the rod. Give it a try! RJ Boyle Say hi to Chip, a sweet little boy is a six-month-old hound mix puppy. He would love to be your BFFF (best furry friend furever). He has a lot of energy and will need a family who has the time and patience to train him to be the best dog he can be. The best home would be with an active family with children over 10. Chip is neutered, up to date on his shots and microchipped. His adoption also includes free obedience training. Meeteet him and other wonderful dogs at: Florida Humane Society, 3870 N Powerline Rd. Pompano Beach. Questions: 954-974-6152 Adoption Hours: Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4pmTake me home


The Pelican 23 Friday, May 25, these free daily feeding presentations. All ages; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 561544-8605.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. 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. Mondays In Your Shoes – Second and fourth Mondays at 10 a.m., free discussions for adult men and women, led by professional facilitator at Temple Sholom, 132 SE 11 Ave. 954942-6410. 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. Volunteer Broward 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


24 The Pelican Friday, May 25, 2018pelicannewspaper.comFree subscription to The Pelican. Sign-up at and your Pelican arrives in your email every Friday. Pompano Beach proclaimed Purple Heart CityPompano Beach has become the third municipality in Broward County to become a Purple Heart City. Mayor Lamar Fisher read the proclamation at the commission meeting on May 22. The Purple Heart is awarded to those who are wounded in the line of duty. “We respect what the mayor and commission has done for Disabled American Veterans Chapter 133 and American Legion Post 142 [both in the city]. I just thought it was marvelous to be naming Pompano the third city in the county to receive the award,” said Chuck McLaughlin, a Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran who lobbied the city to get the designation. It’s a designation designed to remind people of the sacri ces the men and women of the military make. Pictured above are [from left to right] Lewis E Angwin, Robert Martin, and Jim Patrick. All three men were wounded and received the Purple Heart. Angwin served in the Korean War and was wounded twice, Martin and Patrick were each wounded during the Vietnam War. Jerry Toomey, commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 133 and one of the other individuals behind lobbying the city, was twice wounded in Vietnam. “I can’t remember what I had for breakfast, but those days I’ll never forget,” he said.