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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, June 8, 2018 Vol. XXVI, Issue 23Price 10¢ Penny sales tax up to voters; Commissioners place transportation sales surtax on November 2018 BallotSpecial to the PelicanBroward County Broward residents will be asked to vote on a proposed one-cent increase in the county’s sales tax to fund transportation projects over the next thirty years. Commissioners approved placing the transportation sales surtax question on the Nov. 6 ballot. The surtax would increase the sales tax from six percent to seven percent and will raise an estimated $257 million annually and an estimated $16 billion over thirty years. The funding can only be used for local transportation projects. “I’m in favor in putting this in front of the voters,” said Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca. “I’m all in for letting our voters decide as they educate themselves,” said Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness. “Constituents tell us all of the time that we need to do something about signalization and traffic. This is our opportunity,” said Commissioner Nan Rich. The 30-year penny surtax plan identifies specific projects that will alleviate traffic and increase connectivity. “Ninety-eight percent of the transportation projects are within Broward’s municipalities,” said Broward Mayor Beam Furr. County wide transportation projects include: Adaptive traffic signalization resulting in less traffic congestion Intersection improvements including resurfacing, pavement markings, mast arm upgrades, drainage improvements, sidewalk, ADA updates, bike lanes See PENNY TAX on page 6 Price tag too high on proposed homes on Powerline says committeeBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Meeting at the E. Pat Larkins Civic Center this Monday, members of the Northwest Advisory committee tabled a recommendation for a 14-unit development on Powerline Road claiming the $280,000 price tag for the 1,700 square foot units. That was not what they had in mind for the area. “The majority of residents in the northwest can’t afford a $280,000 home,” said committee member Veronica Thomas. She asked the developer if they could lower the price or come up with another project. Committee member Shelton Pooler agreed the product was overpriced. Committee chair Whitney Rawls said Broward County has a huge need for affordable housing. “We See NORTHWEST DEVELOPMENT on page 11 Deer eld BeachVote Aug. 28Judicial candidates will get their say here June 28Public Defender Howard Finkelstein will moderate a forum for county and circuit court candidates Thursday, June 28, 6 to 10 p.m. at the activities center in Century Village East. City Commissioner Bernie Parness is coordinating the non-partisan event and encourages the public to get to know the judicial contenders. Twenty-five candidates have filed for the Aug.28 primary. In cases where no candidate gets 50 percent of the vote, the run-off will be Nov. 6. The candidates will have two minutes to give their resumes and a public Q and A will follow. Refreshments will be served. Parness said he arranged the event as his “civic duty.” In the past, he has made it a practice to meet every candidate running for a judgeship. “If you are a voter, I want you to come,” he said. Finkelstein was elected public defender in 2004 and re-elected in 2012 and 2018. Entrance to the activities center is off of Powerline Road at the BSO substation. -Judy Wilson Deer eld apiary honors the beeFive bee hives in Deer eld Beach will be swarming with “amiable” honeybees very soon. See story on page 4.


2 The PelicanFriday, June 8, 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 Habitat for Humanity to build community of 77 homes in Pompano By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach – Taryn Reis doesn’t know yet how she’s going to feel when she’s finally living under her own roof. But right now, she’s expecting nothing but good feelings. “You’re going to be in something that’s yours. I’m grateful and thankful,” said Reis, Her daughter, Sequioa, 16, is also looking forward to it, especially having her “own room.” Reis and her four children will be among the families who move into the 77 Habitat for Humanity of Broward homes, named in honor of Rick and Rita Case, who donated $500,000 to initiate the project at 890 NW 15 St. The 1,200 square-foot homes will have three or four bedrooms. Unlike other Habitat for Humanity home-building projects, which usually consist of a few homes, this will be a unique community of homes known as the “Rick Case Habitat Community.” It’s an $18 million project and partnership among private donors including Rick and Rita Case, Habitat for Humanity, the Community Foundation of Broward and the City of Pompano Beach. Habitat and its partners have funded the infrastructure of the community, including roads, lighting, and water and sewage pipes. Now, it’s up to future donors to fund the construction of the houses. At the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, former U.S. Senator George LeMieux said those 77 homes were really “77 American dreams” waiting to be built. Rita Case agreed, saying that the project was a “hand up” and an opportunity for all the families who would eventually own homes here. Nancy Robin, CEO of Habitat, said it’s also an opportunity for the city. “When cities support home ownership, it builds its wealth through property taxes and municipal services,” she said. Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher agreed. “Pompano is where we build more homes than anywhere else in Broward County,” said Robert Taylor, Habitat’s board chair. Linda Carter, president of the Community Foundation of Broward, said the project comes at a time when 40 percent of Broward County’s population spend more than 50 percent of its income on housing costs. Habitat homes, she said, offer a more affordable option for lower income families. Phase II of the project is slated to begin in October. Phase III begins next summer. Rita Case implored people to donate and help build those homes and fill up the empty land. “We can’t leave it empty.” To learn more about donating, visit or call 954-763-7771.James Ansin of Channel 7, Habitat for Humanity Board Chair Robert Taylor, Rita Case, Rick Case, Community Foundation of Broward President Linda Carter, Habitat for Humanity CEO Nancy Robin, Mayor Lamar Fisher, and Commissioner Beverly Perkins.


The Pelican 3 Friday, June 8, Snowy bike trek ful lls a lot of goals for Lighthouse Point mom By Judy Wilson PELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – Kim Brown-Raschdorf was a top finisher in the 100-mile Clean Air Challenge last month. She cycled with the third place team and by raising $1,605 for the American Lung Association, earned a twonight stay at a lodge with a view of Denali. Yes, in Alaska. A 10-hour, 100 mile bike trek on an icy, snowy route that took her to the base of Denali and back to the Talkeetna Alaska Lodge. A memorable feat for a Floridaborn girl. See BIKING ALASKA on page 15 The Challenge, in its 34th year, raised $273,868 for lung cancer research. It is considered Alaska’s premier cycling event. This year there were 258 cyclists riding distances from 10 to 100 miles. Brown-Raschdorf was motivated to ride for several reasons. The most compelling was the death of her husband Bobby three years ago from lung cancer. Secondly, she had met Dara Glass through Cancer Care.Org’s online support group and found her to be a “like-minded liberal” whose husband had died of lung cancer in 2013. Since, Glass has [Left] Marina at Seward, Alaska. Photo by Kim Brown-Raschdorf. [Below] Kim is anked by team members Linda Smith [left] and Cindi Pannone [right].


4 The PelicanFriday, June 8, Deer eld Beach’s apiary is more than just a bee farm; It o ers education and research opportunities By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach An apiary, by definition a managed group of bee hives, was opened here recently without its residents honeybees. Heavy rains which have washed away nectar resulting in hungry bees, a crowd of curious citizens and lively music would not have been compatible with a bee’s temperment, Hiliary Silversten, the city’s beekeeper, said. But within a few weeks, two or three hives will be populated with geneticallytested, high quality honeybees which will be the start of what John Coldwell, head of the Broward Beekeepers Association, said will become a thriving colony of productive workers. A honeybee yellow ribbon was cut at Deer eld’s apiary on the central campus where sustainability is the password. The city’s recycling center is there and now an area at the backend, sheltered by lush foliage, contains a 10-foot high fence behind which are ve bee hives that will soon swarm with “amiable” honeybees. From left, Mayor Bill Ganz, Vice Mayor Gloria Battle, District 4 Commissioner Todd Drosky, who brainstormed the apiary with city administrators, and County Commissioner Chip LaMarca. [Staff photos} The secret to a wellmanaged apiary is stocking the hives with high-quality queen bees, the amiable and high-producing ones. Their offspring become equally productive and mate with feral bees which improves those strains. To prevent swarming, and the loss of the well-bred bees, hive populations are reduced periodically and these bees become available to backyard beekeepers, said Coldwell. According to Coldwell, 80 percent of the plants in South Florida are pollinated by bees. One-third of the food on our dinner tables is there because of bee pollination. Without bees, the produce section in your grocery store would have much fewer choices.Sasha Drosky, in bee hat, Barbara and Bill Friend, at this month’s opening of Deer eld’s Apiary. See APIARY o n page 13


The Pelican 5 Friday, June 8, Annual dinner dance celebrates the past and the futureDeerfield Beach – Celebrate the city’s rich history which began in 1925 and its vision for future possibilities at the Deerfield Beach Historical Society’s annual dinner dance Wednesday, June 20 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. All proceeds from the $70 dinner donation benefit the Historic Butler House Restoration Project. Along with a cocktail hour and buffet dinner, the night will feature the Jimmy Stowe Band “rockin’ in the tropics,” a silent auction of unique items, an opportunity to buy historic photos of Deerfield Beach and honors for special people in the community. The Butler House Restoration Project has a goal of $100,000 for much-needed renovations to the interior of the Butler House and the backyard. Priorities are installing hurricane doors and windows, $60,000; pressure cleaning and painting the exterior, $20,000; installing benches, lighting, a pergola and an area to be a tribute to veterans, $20,000. Donations to the renovation project or sponsorship of Jimmy Stowe Band to perform at the event the dinner/auction are tax deductible and payable to the DFB Historical Society, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. The fun starts at 6 p.m. at the Hilton, 100 Fairway Drive. Reservations are due by June 15 and can be made with judithofDFB@gmail. com or or by calling 561-299-8684. Island attire not required, but requested. By Bill ZobusROTARY CLUBPompano Beach-Lighthouse Rotary club continues to help the local area elementary schools for the 11th year. This year was little a different, a survey was sent to each school last year asking each school for their essential needs. Topping the list were underwear and socks. Other high priority needs were copy paper, pencils, glue, note books, erasers, pens, and canyons shown on the left. This year the club spent over $4,300 which included a $2,000 Grant from Rotary District 6990. Club members do all of the buying and then sorting by school size which took 20 members and volunteers a total of 145 hours which is concluded by delivering direct to each school. Shown at left is what a typical school would receive. All items can be used by students, teachers or school employees. It is estimated that about $21,000 has been devoted to this project since started. For more information about this project or for about Rotary, call 954 972-7178.Rotary supplies basic needs for schools Supplies prepared for distribution.


6 The PelicanFriday, June 8, or Call the Pelicanto nd out how to receive a free digital subscription 954-783-8700 The PelicanSubscribe $13.78 per year Call 954-783-8700 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, RJ Boyle and Jim ChiefyŽ Mathie Account Executives: Carolyn Mann, Ellen Green, Mary Beth McCabe Distribution/Circulation: Al Schmidberger Special O ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 € Volume XXVI, Issue 23 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren School zone safety improvements Fiber optic network improvements on critical roadways that support new signal technologies Expanded transit system facilities and routes to support new and improved transit service, possible light rail The plan also creates an independent review board to oversee the transportation projects. Mayor Beam Furr and Commissioners Nan Rich, Michael Udine, Tim Ryan, Dale Holness and Chip LaMarca voted in favor of placing the referendum on the November 2018 ballot. Vice Mayor Mark Bogen voted no. What some cities will get:Deer eld BeachRoad capacity expansion along Military Trail 5 intersection improvements 3 adaptive traffic signal control areas Traffic signal video detection predictive maintenance program (countywide) Fiber optic cables along Hillsboro Boulevard 4 mast arm upgrades 3 school zone safety improvements Sidewalks 100 percent funding of existing Community Bus service (annually) Installation of new or replacement bus shelters throughout the city (2019-2048) New local route extension of route 48 from Hillsboro Boulevard to Seminole Coconut Creek Casino/area (2019) New local route extension of route 20 to Hillsboro Boulevard along Military Trail (2023) New local bus route east-west along Wiles Road from A1A to Coral Springs Drive (2027) Headway/schedule improvements to existing local bus routes 10, 14, 20, 34, 48, and 50 (select years 2023-2026) Rapid Bus/BRT service north-south along US 1 from Sample Road to downtown Fort Lauderdale (in service 2027); service east-west along Sample Road (in service 2036) and north-south along Dixie Highway (in service 2039)Hillsboro Beach Traffic signal video detection predictive maintenance program (countywide) Funding for 100 percent of existing Community Bus service operating and maintenance costs and 100 percent funding for all Community Bus replacement mini-bus vehicles (annual starting in 2019) Installation of new or replacement bus shelters throughout the city (2019-2048)Lauderdale-By-The-SeaTraffic signal video detection predictive maintenance program (countywide) Funding for 100 percent of existing Community Bus service operating and maintenance costs and 100 percent funding for all Community Bus replacement mini-bus vehicles (annual starting in 2019) Installation of new or replacement bus shelters throughout the city (2019-2048) Headway/schedule improvements to existing local bus Route 11 (2020) and Route 55 (2022) Lighthouse Point1 intersection improvement Traffic signal video detection predictive maintenance program (countywide) 1 school zone safety improvement Funding for 100 percent of existing Community Bus service operating and maintenance costs and 100 percent funding for all Community Bus replacement mini-bus vehicles (annual starting in 2019) Installation of new or replacement bus shelters throughout the city (2019-2048) Headway/schedule improvements to existing local bus route 10 (2023) and route 34 (2026) New local bus route along Wiles Road (2027) Rapid Bus/BRT service north-south along US 1 (in service 2027) and Rapid Bus/ BRT service east-west along Sample Road (in service 2034)Oakland Park2 intersection improvements 2 adaptive traffic signal control areas Traffic signal video detection predictive maintenance program (countywide) Penny taxContinued from page 1 See PENNY TAX on page 7Dear friend, Won’t you please help?The following is a letter from Dr. Olga Sanchez to Robin G. Mahfood, servant of the poor and CEO of Food for the Poor, located at 6401 Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek. 954-427-2222 Dear Robin, We urgently need your help. Monsoon rains in the last few months of 2017 wiped out crops throughout Nicaragua, resulting in a severe food shortage. Poor families are unable to provide food for their beloved children. More starving children arrive at the nutritional centers we support every day. Like 3-year-old Esteysi, most are so severely malnourished they can’t walk. Little Esteysi only weighed 11.9 pounds when her desperate grandmother first brought her to the center. A healthy girl her age should weigh about 32 pounds. The only thing this precious girl had to eat was the dirt on the floor of her home in rural Nicaragua. Vulnerable children like Esteysi need your help today. It’s heartbreaking to see them suffer from the horrible effects of malnutrition, but we don’t have the resources to help them all. We need you now more than ever. Please, ask your generous donors to help save these precious children. May God bless you, Dr. Olga Sanchez General Practitioner, specializing in Public Health American Nicaraguan Foundation Letters


The Pelican 7 Friday, June 8, CHURCH DIRECTORY Fiber optic cables along NE 62 Street 2 mast arm upgrades 1 school zone safety improvement Bike lanes along NE 62 Street, NE 56 Street, & Andrews Avenue Climate resiliency improvements along Andrews Avenue & NE 6 Avenue Drainage replacement along NE 6 Avenue, Andrews Avenue, & NW 21 Avenue Sidewalks Street lighting Installation of new or replacement bus shelters throughout the city (20192048) New local bus route northsouth along Rock Island Road (2020) and Cypress Creek/ McNab Road (2022) Headway/schedule improvements to existing local bus routes 10, 14, 20, 31, 36, 50, 55, 60, 62, and 72 (select years 2023-2026) Rapid Bus/BRT service north-south along SR 7/US 441 (in service 2021); east-west along Oakland Park Boulevard (in service 2024) and northsouth along Dixie Highway (in service 2039)Pompano Beach7 intersection improvements3 adaptive traffic signal control areas Traffic signal video detection predictive maintenance program (countywide) Fiber optic cable along Copans Road 1 mast arm upgrade 10 school zone safety improvements Bike lanes along Andrews Avenue & NW 15 Street Drainage replacement along Copans Road Sidewalk Funding for 100 percent of existing Community Bus service (annually) Installation of new or replacement bus shelters throughout the city (20192048) Headway/schedule improvements to existing local bus routes 10, 11, 14, 20, 31, 34, 42, 48, 50, 60, 62, and 83 (select years 2020-2028) New local bus routes eastwest along McNab Road (2022) and Wiles Road (2027) Rapid Bus service along US 1 (2027); along Sample Road (2036) and along Dixie Highway (2039)Wilton Manors1 intersection improvementTraffic signal video detection predictive maintenance program (countywide) 1 school zone safety improvement Bike lanes along Andrews Avenue & NW 6 Avenue Drainage replacement along Andrews Avenue & NW 6 Avenue Climate resiliency improvements along NE 26 Street Installation of new or replacement bus shelters throughout the city (20192048) Headway/schedule improvements to existing local bus routes 10, 14, 20, 50, 60, and 72 (select years 20202024) Rapid Bus/BRT service east-west along Oakland Park Boulevard (in service 2024; north-south along US 1 (in service 2027) and north-south along Dixie Highway/Wilton Drive (in service 2039) Penny taxContinued from page 6


8 The PelicanFriday, June 8, Send your stories and photos to siren2415@ or call 954-783-8700. Business matters Always on the move, talented R.J. Boyle is a retailer, artist, teacher and expert sword sh angler By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFR.J. Boyle’s “The Fisherman” at 5040 N. Federal Hwy. in Lighthouse Point is a fisherman’s paradise. This attractive store is stocked with a huge inventory of every item an angler needs to wear and every item he or she needs to have before he heads to the ocean for the big catch. But being a successful fisherman was not the first priority for R.J. Boyle who is also a professional artist. He says, “My mom was more of a craft person than an artist, but she introduced me to drawing. When I was nine, I began to study at the Boca Museum of Art. I was an art major in college, but I actually concentrated on athletics hoping to star on the baseball diamond. I even ended up playing for the Marlin’s minor league for one year. But I wasn’t as good as I thought I was and returned to the ocean where I had often fished. I got a job fishing but continued to paint as a hobby until my mates and captains began to purchase my tee shirts and artwork. “Now, I spend many happy hours painting in my studio which is just a stone’s throw from this store.” Many pieces of his work are on display throughout the store. Boyle’s professional fish and ocean paintings sell to collectors every day. Getting the artist out of his studio, Boyle met with the Pelican to talk about his career in retail. “We’re here for local walkins and we’re also a resource for fishermen world wide,” he says. “I opened this store 15 years ago intending to give art lessons and do shows. But fishing mates kept asking me to sell fishing tackle. From there my store grew.” Now, a staff of eight sells to locals in person and through phone orders from customers all over the world. In addition to having an attractive showroom stocked with fishing supplies Boyle says, “We make fishing rods, swordfish tackle, marlin tackle and many specialized branded tackle accessories right here for customers who come in and call in orders. I’ve never done any advertising to speak of but with locals, the internet and the telephone, business continues to grow. I have traveled the world teaching other fishermen how to catch swords in the daytime. I’ve given seminars and talks in Mexico, Texas, New York, New Jersey, California, Puerto Rico and more. That and our beautiful website have enabled me to develop a brand that mates say made R. J. Boyle, a professional artist, is shown here in his studio creating one of his paintings, soon to be offered to collectors of ocean and shing art. Boyle, the famous sword sh sherman, is all smiles as he shows off his big catch. [Courtesy] See RJ BOYLE on page 9


The Pelican 9 Friday, June 8, me famous. Customers call in because they always have questions, lots of questions and we have the answers, lots of answers.” He laughs and says, “When I get teased about being famous I always say, “Yeah from Sample Boulevard to Hillsboro Boulevard and from Dixie Highway to A1A.” Boyle is Florida born and raised in Deerfield Beach. He says, “I’m a local boy. My family owned Nielsen’s Furniture so I’m well known in the area. I married Lisa, my high school sweetheart and we have two beautiful daughters. Ellie is 23 and Caroline is 21. The girls love to fish.” So how did he become known world wide? “Well, my skills at sword fishing in the big sport fishing community, which is smaller than most people realize, have built my reputation and my business.” His goal is to fish 100 days every year and so far he has reached that goal. He was leaving the next day for Tennessee to fish in a tournament. “I’ll be fishing on the Titan Up a Viking sport fishing boat owned by the Tennessee Titans. The first prize for the biggest fish is $300,000. “Last year I came in third, winning $45,000. Sounds impressive I know, but the truth is there’s a lot of expense to just participate and that money actually just covered expenses and not much more.” He continues, “Sword fishing consists of catching swords in daylight hours from 1,600-feet water depth. What used to be a night craze has become a day craze. As I said, I have traveled the world teaching other fisherman how to catch swords in the daytime.” Boyle’s current focus is a teaching platform on line called ‘R.J.’s Crew’. He says, “We have 100 films giving instructions on how to catch all species. This learning platform offers members, who pay $29.99 per month, full access to all of the films. And members enjoy a hearty discount on all purchases per month. This is a big deal for me right now because the customer who wants to learn becomes a big part of this retail business. We’ve all had to learn the skill of fishing from someone who knew how. I know I did. Sharing my knowledge is a wonderful feeling for me.” Asked if he eats his catch? He hesitates and answers, “I really don’t eat a lot of fish, but I’m sure glad other people do.” RJ BoyleContinued from page 8 Town amends contract with Waste Pro for recyclingBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach -Town commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution amending an agreement with Waste Pro for solid waste disposal and recycling. Cost of the addition is $9,503. A disposal contract the town had with Sun-Bergeron is coming to an end, and the company opted not to renew, town manager Mac Serda said. The contract with Sun-Bergeron ends on July 2. Their solid waste disposal site used by the town won’t accept solid waste after July 3. “Recycling is becoming difficult. It used to be we would get the disposal at no cost, and we’d get a check. Now there’s no value to the recycling business,” Serda added. “Half of the cities are struggling with this.” With the new agreement, Waste Pro will continue the recycling program and take the recycled items to St. Lucie County. The town has a five-year contract with Waste Pro for See HILLSBORO BEACH on page 13


10 The PelicanFriday, June 8, 2018pelicannewspaper.comPhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people making a difference. Phyllis’s book, China Dahl, is available on Call 954-7838700. Making a Di erence Pompano Beach’s newest library at the cultural center has it all and it’s is free for residents By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFIf you’re looking for hi-tech access, it can be found in the newest public library branch. The library which opened Jan. 19 is linked to the city’s cultural center, 50 West Atlantic Blvd. The most often heard comment from first time visitors is “Wow! This is beautiful.” Community Library Manager, William [call me Bill] Fritz, Jr., has worked in seven libraries but says this is the best equipped, state-ofthe-art library he could ever hope to manage. Fritz says, “We have everything a person could want and a staff of 15 full and part time people, eager to assist in finding and helping the public use its sophisticated equipment and attend the many programs offered each month.” On a recent visit I sat down with Fritz in his office to hear about the equipment and programs available. Noticing a guitar and a ukulele against the wall, behind his desk, I asked if he played. He nodded yes and offered to play a tune. Not the usual interview experience. I listened with pleasure to his short concert. Then this laid-back executive with a master’s degree in library science, began to tick off a list of the library’s up to the minute technology available to the customers as a public service. “We have a computer lab with 20 computers, a teen tech center with a virtual reality system and, like our creation station, it has a 3-D printer. With the assistance of teen volunteers this summer, we expect our teen center and creation station to become very active and popular.” He goes on to explain. “The green screen is used with a William F. Fritz, Jr. is the Community Library Manager at the newest Pompano Beach branch linked with the Cultural Center. Shown here strumming on his guitar. [Top] Smart Phone Holder and No. l Dad and cup are two examples of what can be produced by the Creation Station 3-D printer available at this hi-tech new library. [Staff photos] See LIBRARY on page 12Pompano BeachTourists get new welcome from the cityOn June 13 at 10 a.m., city officials will be on hand to cut the ribbon for its new tourism/visitor center at 3465 Pier St. inside the parking garage. The center is located at the Southeast corner of the parking garage facing the beach. The full-service office is staffed seven days per week including holidays by Wyndham Resort employees to provide personalized information to visitors and residents about local events, concerts and exhibits, lodging, restaurants, attractions and water sports. Maps and brochures will also be available. The center is a result of the Mayor’s Stimulus Task Force established almost ten years ago, recognizing the importance of tourism to beach communities. The city contracted with Wyndham Vacation Resorts to staff the center for one year with a five-year renewal agreement at a fee of $10 annually. The city also agrees to allow Wyndham staff to issue invitations to visitors for Wyndham Vacation Resorts presentations for time share properties. -Anne Siren


The Pelican 11 Friday, June 8, try to mitigate the affordable housing crisis when we’re giving away land,” he said. Rawls referred to the fact that the land, owned by the CRA would be donated to the appro ved developer. This was the fourth time the Delphos had appeared before the board. Although the committee had tabled the Delphos more than once, last month the board held back its approval for lack of a rendering of the project. Renderings were submitted this week, and there were no complaints for the two-story, 2 and 3 bedroom units. Only the price held back an approval. “Are you interested in doing value engineering to bring the price down so families in this community could afford to live there?” Rawls asked. The developer Juan Perez said they had done market research in the area, and single-family homes were selling for $250,000. The building would have to be smaller to bring the price down, according to their architect. Nguyen Tran, who returned this week as director of the NW CRA, suggested he meet with the developers to see if something can be worked out. Perez said this was their fourth time to meet with the committee, and “every time it’s a different story.” Of the five unsolicited proposals requesting the free CRA property, only two of the five were recommended for approval by the CRA Board. The committee approved three of six lots sought by Daniel Secu Corp. at Northwest 7, 8 and 9 Streets. He proposed building threebedroom, two-bath homes priced at $240,000-$249,000. The homes will be about 1,895 square feet. Secu has 15 pre-qualified buyers, and he has financing in place. He offered to donate $1,500 per home sold for improvements at the nearby McNair Park. But the board held off its approval when Tran said he was not sure if those lots had already gone to other developers. He noted that David Hasenauer, who had been working as northwest director and a project manager, resigned on June 1 to spend more time with his family. Jordan Pace, also a project manager with the CRA, also resigned last week. Tran had stepped in with little notice. Resident Mary Phillips suggested the city needs to offer some financial assistance with closing costs so those with moderate incomes can afford these houses. The committee recommended approval of a proposal for a townhome development, Patagonia by Azur Equities/Hadar Homes. The 15 townhomes and 1,800 square feet of commercial space will be constructed at Northwest 7 Avenue and MLK Blvd. The developer requested eight lots be donated at the vacant CRAowned property. The townhomes are threebedroom, two-baths with two-car garages. Rents would be about $1,700 a month. Developer Franck Gotsman said they are providing more than the required parking and will provide security. The commercial space will front on MLK Blvd. The property is in the ETOC [East Transit-Oriented Corridor], where “the idea is to make it more of a pedestrian corridor,” Tran said. The townhouses will be on 7th Avenue and be a good buffer to the single-family area, he added. In related business, the committee voted to table a vote on a proposal for one lot by Premier Housing & Rehab since the developer was not present. They proposed building a threebedroom, two-bath home at 2033 Northwest 8 St. Sales price was between $250,000$260,000. The committee voted to table a request by Oasis of Hope for three lots on Northwest 3 Street in the Collier City neighborhood pending further staff analysis. Tran said he recalled earlier proposals by another developer on these same lots. Committee vice chair Jay Ghanem asked who the committee can hold accountable in these matters, noting the applicants are spending a lot of money on these presentations. Tran responded that “from today on I am accountable. I know every parcel,and I can tell you every property I’ve brought here.” The committee heard presentations from six applicants as manager of a Culinary Kitchen Incubator Program at Larkins Community Center. Rather than select the manager, the committee agreed to come up with a scoring system and have a workshop to hear from the applicants. Northwest developmentContinued from page 5


12 The PelicanFriday, June 8, The Pelican is now o cially on sale at your local Publix/Walgreen stores10 cents at checkoutThank you, Pelican Readers photography program that allows for altering pictures in which you can change the background.” He added that with the use of a 3-D printer, users can make items like a plastic phone stand, a “Number One Dad” cup, and much more. He pauses and adds, “I hear that this technology is now used in the medical field. It has produced artificial ears and missing fingers for patients in need.” An X-Box game system is available to be set up for programming. Fritz is proud of the children’s area and says, “As word of mouth spreads, it’s attracting more and more moms bringing their children in for books and programs. Cathleen Kruse is our youth librarian.” Dave Jess, senior librarian coordinates monthly program plans for adults with two other librarians, Mona Sadek and David Glauber. General guidance comes from the main library. Glauber ,who is a professor at Broward College, leads a new scheduled program called “Pretzels and Politics” that has a growing audience. He has another scheduled program called “Coffee and Conversation” that he hopes will draw the total community including the homeless. This library refers homeless persons to community services that are available to them.” Fritz agrees that all libraries today, especially this one, are more than books. “Ours now functions as more of a community center,” he says, “offering a large number of monthly programs, hi-tech instruction and availability, and other services. We are easy to find and of fer free parking behind our attention grabbing facility. The entrance to the library is in the back near the parking area.” As I toured the facility, I spoke with Charles Davis who was selecting a handful of DVDs. He said, “This library is beautiful. I’m here several times a week to choose more DVDs from this very large collection.” David Teer, managing partner of Clipper Aviation, LLC comes to this library three to five times a week to use the computer for business and searching. Therence Louis was working away on his own laptop. Chatting with him revealed he was a student at Broward College. He says, “I’m here at least three to four times a week. I love the peace and quiet. It’s a great place to work without interruption.” On my way out, I stopped at the welcoming desk to activate or get a new library card so that I, too, could use this library, pick up a monthly program and attend some of the lectures. It was no surprise that after filling out a simple form, the two pleasant desk women were able to produce a card on the spot and hand me the exciting June program for adults, teens and young children. Monthly programs are available at the desk or on the website. Go to www.brow ard. org/library. Click on events and then location. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Call 954357-7643. LibraryContinued from page 10


The Pelican 13 Friday, June 8, collection of solid waste through 2020 for $269,000 annually. In other business, commissioners agreed to hire Calvin, Giordano & Associates for code enforcement services for no more than $9,500 for service to Sept. 30. They will work about eight hours a week at a $60 hourly rate. Focus will be on turtle regulation compliance, backflow preventer inspections and general code compliance. They will attend special magistrate hearings. Hillsboro BeachContinued from page 9 All of our land-based foods depend on the honey bee. Even dairy and meats since cows are dependent on alfalfa for feed which is 100 percent pollenated by bees. Deerfield’s apiary is tucked away at the far corner of the city’s central campus, behind the recycling bins. But step through the latticed entrance and enter a bucolic, lush landscape containing the hives, hidden behind a 10-foot wall so when the bees go foraging they have to fly up, up and away and not into the faces of bee watchers. There is a wetlands that is now abloom and the best part, for youngsters, a small “amphitheater” where tree stumps provide seating for talks about the care and breeding of honeybees. The bees’ activities will be monitored making the apiary a research platform also. Flight patterns will one of the first things to be quantified. For Commissioner Todd Drosky who made the apiary here a mission after seeing the county’s second bee farm at Tradewinds Park, education is its most important feature. Drosky’s persistence in bringing the county’s third apiary to this city earned him an award presented Saturday by Mayor Bill Ganz. Drosky said gratefully, “ I am abuzz about the facility and its educational component.” [ Ed’s note: Anyone living in a single-family home can become a state-certified beekeeper, limited to three backyard hives. Information is available from the Urban Bee Institute and the Broward Beekeepers Association.[ ApiaryContinued from page 4 Meet the millennialsLocal millennial talks of responsibility, frustration over system failuresBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach – David C. (who asked that his last name not be published) is trying to fix his mistakes. David is 26 and wants to avoid making some of the same mistakes so many of his fellow millennials have made. A resident of Pompano Beach, David is a veteran of the U.S. Army and is currently working as a manager at a local Pompano Beach pet store. He’s interested in going to college to pursue a career in criminal justice. Helping the community is something he said he’s thought a lot about. But, with the huge amounts of student debt racked up by so many of his peers, he may pursue a technical career instead. “If you’re going to do something why not do something out of the box?” Like many millennials, he’s not particularly religious. He’s See DAVID C. on page 14


14 The PelicanFriday, June 8, also not particularly political. “I’m not, you know, like super crazy into politics, but I do pay attention.” But he wishes some others before him had been more into politics and possibly made better choices. David said he and other millennials are at least partly responsible for their own financial problems, but he also partly blames the system that allowed the 2008 financial collapse to happen. He also partly blames the previous generations who voted in the politicians who failed to fix that system. “It kind of feels like once you’ve made a huge mistake it’s almost impossible to turn your life around. Those policies make it hard for us to crawl out of that hole. We don’t have those financial opportunities that our parents once had,” said David. “It’s kind of like the blind leading the blind. Our generation, why should we listen to them when their generation got us into this situation in the first place?” “I think the word [millennial] has a certain connotation to it, or stigma. When someone labels you a millennial they label you naive, dumb, or inexperienced in life and I don’t think that’s a true statement. I think we have a lot of experience. We grew up in a much different time than our parents and we think differently.” One way they think differently, said David, is about the future. “We’re a little more thoughtful on how we’re going to leave this world. We’re a little less likely to follow the curve and I don’t always think that’s a bad thing. At the same time, I think we also want a lot of what that previous generation had.” David C.Continued from page 13


The Pelican 15 Friday, June 8, been a major force in the ride. Brown-Raschdorf rode with her “Glass Half Full” team which raised the third-highest amount of money, just over $6,000. And, third, she has become an accomplished nature photographer and the Alaskan scenery lured her to the Challenge. “I had never ridden more than 20 or 30 miles,” she said. So she trained on the flat roads of south Florida, 10 miles a day, 100 miles a week. Brown-Raschdorf added, “I rode the streets of Lighthouse Point, the perimeter around the Pompano Beach Airpark, and after tourist season, A1A to Deerfield Beach and Delray Beach.” She also took spin classes to build endurance. But it was hardly the same environment she faced in Alaska where the temperature was in the 40s. It rained and hailed and the roads were bumpy. “I was in pain. Mostly it was my knees,” she said. “But I had my goal. So I was trying to push through.” Life at home is also a challenge. Brown-Raschdorf owns a pool cleaning service and is the mother of three, two boys, Wheeler and Harley, who are in the armed services, and Georgia, a junior at Pompano Beach High School. Currently, she is expanding her company’s services to provide pool remodels and design. Her interest in nature photography grew after Raschdorf’s death when she attended a photo workshop in the Grand Canyon. “When Bobby died, nature brought me back,” she said. “And photography is an opportunity to travel.” The good friend who has encouraged her work with cameras donated his time to record the entire event. After which they went on a photo exploration to Seward for a whale watch expedition. It was something Bobby had wanted to do in his lifetime. “It was a very emotional trip,” Brown-Raschdorf said. Biking AlaskaContinued from page 5


16 The PelicanFriday, June 8, Just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, a 43-year-old employee of Saveur Tropical Restaurant, 515 NE 24 St., attempted to light the restaurant’s gas stove. As she worked, gas spread throughout the area. An explosion blew out the windows and oven door. The woman suffered burns to her face and lower body and was transported by Pompano Beach Fire Rescue to Broward Health North. City inspectors determined the restaurant to be unsafe and ordered it closed until it is repaired and inspected.Gas explosion sends employee to hospitalPompano BeachCarl Forbes honored at local meeting Carl Forbes accepts a plaque from CRA Advisory Chair Whitney RawlsPompano Beach Carl Forbes, a longtime member of the Northwest CRA Advisory Committee, was recognized for his service and commitment to Pompano Beach at the committee meeting Monday at Larkins Center. Forbes recently retired from the committee. “We owe you a debt of gratitude and appreciation,” said committee chair Whitney Rawls. “Your expertise will be missed.” The committee currently has three vacant seats. The committee makes recommendations to the city’s CRA on proposed projects in the northwest area.


The Pelican 17 Friday, June 8, 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 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. See CALENDAR on page 19


18 The Pelican Friday, June 8, Place your ad at or call 954-783-8700 Place your classi ed online or Call 954-783-8700 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE To place your classi ed ad please visit or call 954-783-8700 by Wednesday at 5 p.m. REAL ESTATE • SALES • CARS • TRUCKS • SERVICES • JOBS Studios Condos for SalePompano Yacht & Beach Club $349K & $375K w/Dock. Rivergate Townhouse. Intracoastal. $599K. Call 954-788-5728. Furnished studios BOCA/ DEERFIELD $199/week and up -$39/Daily -$699/ Month and up. Furnished studios – Utilities Paid. Call 954-934-3195. Rooms for Rent Call 954-783-8700 for a classified ad. Deadline is Wed. at noon. Thank you. We appreciate your business, 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 cable. Up to Dec. 15. No 12% Tax after six months. One month refundable security. No pets/ smoking. 954-993-3682. Pompano Beach – 2 story townhouse, 2BD/1.5BA, pool, hot tub, washer/dryer, 3 car parking space, all utilities and cable included. Pets ok. Storage shed. Completely private. $1800.00. 954-7096802. Lighthouse Point – Beautifully updated 2BR/2BA directly on the Intracoastal. No pets. Impact Windows, SS Appliances, Granite, $2,200/Mo. Avail Aug. 1st, Broker/ Owner, Sandi Puhse, Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate. 217652-9862.Apartments for RentLauderdale By The Sea – 2BR/2BA Apts, $5000/Mo. 1 BR Interval Apt, Manhattan. $3000/ Wk. Call Gloria at 239-574-4586. Pompano Beach Condo for Rent block to beach, 1/1 fully furn., Free Wi-Fi, Pool, BBQ, Laundry, Parking, Monthly through November, Security payments req. No pets. No Smoking. $1350/Mo Call 954-943-8800.Homes for SalePompano – Great Investment! 3Bdrm/2Bth Cresthaven, $187,000. Cash Only! 954242-4253. Condos for SaleLauderdale-By-The-Sea 2bd/2ba, DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!! Rarely available, Cash Only! No renting! $315,000, Charles Rutenberg Realty 954-270-4247. 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. NO SECURITY DEPOSIT -POMPANO BEACH & FORT LAUDERDALE $160 week-$540 per 30 days. Shared rooms available. $160 per week. $540 per 30 days. $20 background check fee payable upon approval. All utilities included electricity, water, WiFi, Cable TV with Netflix included. Washing Machine Dryer. Applicants must be nancially stable and be able to show proof of income. Call or Text 954-888-8344. SERVICES “BOOKKEEPING SERVICE” Certi ed QuickBooks. ProAdvisor. Reasonable Rates. Personable & Reliable. Small Business. Nonpro t, or Personal Call Patrick: 561-544-8110. EDDIE BUYS HOUSES/ CONDOS CASHAny Condition, size, price range or location! Cash offers and quick closings! Rent to Own option. Call: 954-300-2274. 24-Hour recorded Message. Visit:cashfor Email: Innovativehome buyers@ ANTIQUESAntique Buyer – Buying Antiques & Art. Jewelry. Watches. Paintings. Military Items. Guns. Swords. Coins. Silver. House Calls. Free Appraisals. Robert’s Antiques. 954-295-6808. EmploymentAre you 55 or older and seeking employment in Ft. Lauderdale? Urban League of Palm Beach County provides paid training opportunities at locations such as government agencies, senior centers, non-pro ts, schools and hospitals. This on-the-job training can then be used as a bridge to nd employment outside of the program. To participate, you must be: age 55 or older; unemployed and seeking employment; quali ed as low income. To apply, please call 954-858-5884 or visit the SCSEP of ce at 2901 W Cypress Creek Road, Suite 116, Fort Lauderdale. Position WantedRetired businessowner with great organizational skills seeks part time position as personal assistant. Will provide transportation to appointments, shopping, dining out and other social activities. I am a reliable and efficient companion. Also able to help with lifestyle transitions, i.e. moves to assisted living facilities or simply downsizing. References available. 561-347-8383 or jyusem@comcast. net. CleaningEmerald Irish Cleaning 25 Years in business. Home – Of ce – English Speaking Hand–Scrubbed Floors, Supplies. 3 hours for $65. Use how you wish. 954-524-3161. 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 SaleFive foot Walnut Entertainment Center with fluted glass doors. $95.00, Paid $1200. 954-638-9656. Mini Vac Vacuum Cleaner, brand new. $40.00 954-638-9656. Personal ServiceNeed 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, Sof ts, Facia, Carpentry, Painting, Garage Cleanouts 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. ClassesWater Colors Classes for all Skill Levels on Saturdays at Emma Lou Olson Civic, 1801 NE 6 St. Start Nov. 4 through April, 2018. Call 954-920-4574 for information, Cost $25 per class. 10 a.m. to noon. 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.Board gamesPlay Pinochle Mon from 6 to 9 p.m. at Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. 954-554-9321. Play Bridge Bridge Games. New Season night games $7. Monday 7 p.m. Friday 7p.m. Pompano Bridge Club, 180 SW 6 St., 954-943-8148. Play Bridge & Mahjong Fridays at 10 a.m. Jarvis Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive., Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea. Call 954-640-4225. 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. 954-9422448. 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. Essential reading Pelican Newspaper1500 E. Atlantic Blvd.Pompano Beach Deadline for classi ed advertising is on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Thank you. 954-783-8700


The Pelican 19 Friday, June 8, 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 7327377 Kiwanis Club of Pompano Beach meets every Wednesday 12-1 p.m. Seaside Grill: Lighthouse Cove Resort, 1406 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. Pompano Beach Westside Kiwanis meets on the rst Tuesdays and third Saturdays monthly at 8:30 a.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. Call 954-733-2386. 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. Events6/8 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 Wednes-Moliere award-winner Art opens June 14When Serge buys a white painting with white lines, a new dialogue spurs among Serge and his two friends, Marc and Ivan. Art playwright,Yasmina Reza’s, plays focus on “issues of contemporary middle class.” Art is about Serge, and the reactions of his friends, Marc and Yvan, to his purchase. Marc responds with shock and anger. He sees Serge’s purchase of the painting as a cruel joke. Yvan tries to mediate the hostility between Serge and Marc at the cost of redirecting them to himself. As the conversations moves from the theoretical to the personal, the three friends are forced to ask questions not only about the nature of art but about the nature of friendship. Reza is known for Art and God of Carnage Most of her writing deals with issues of the contemporary middle class. She is the recipient of several Moliere awards. Art opens June 14 through July 4 at The Vanguard, 1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are Adults, $35; Seniors $30 and Students $20. Call 954 650-5938 or CalendarContinued from page 17 See CALENDAR on page 20


20 The Pelican Friday, June 8, Deer eld BeachGreat trips for history bu s planned by Woman’s Club Bayside Marketplace. Cost is $47 per person. Tours begin at 9 a.m. To reserve a seat, call 954-4272175. Leave message. The local Woman’s Club of Deer eld Beach offers two history tours in July and August. The July 10 trip includes round trip motor coach to Hutchinson Island; a tour of the Elliot Museum; lunch at Kyle G’s on the beach. Cost is $70 per person. The Aug. 14 trip includes round trip coach, tour of Holocaust Museum, visits to Little Havana, Coconut Grove, South Beach and the Bathtub Reef on Hutchinson Island day 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. 7/10 Deer eld Beach Woman’s Club offers trips for history buffs in July and August. The July 10 trip includes round trip motor coach to Hutchinson Island; a tour of the Elliot Museum; lunch at Kyle G’s on the beach. Cost is $70 per person. The August 14 trip includes round trip coach, tour of Holocaust Museum, visits to Little Havana, Coconut Grove, South Beach and the Bayside Marketplace. Cost is $47 per person. Tours begin at 9 a.m. To reserve a seat, call 954-427-2175.Libraries6/27 Beach Readers’ Book Club at 1 p.m. Discussion of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. Beach Branch Library, 3250 NE 2 St. Pompano Beach. 954-357-7830. www. 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. North Regional/Broward College Library offers adult coloring, tness programs, group jigsaw puzzling and classes in English and Spanish. 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. Call 954-201-2601. 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 954-2016681. 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.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., CalendarContinued from page 19 See CALENDAR on page 21


The Pelican 21 Friday, June 8, 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 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.Music 8/28 Rick Spring eld presents Best in Show 2018 with Loverboy, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone to The Pompano Beach Amp. Tickets on sale June 15 at www.axs. com or 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.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. MondaysIn Your Shoes – Second Business development Meet and Greet, June 20The City of Pompano Beach General Services Department is inviting the public to come out and meet with city departments and contractors to learn about upcoming projects, subcontracting opportunities and how to become a vendor and registered bidder with the city. The Meet and Greet will be held on Wednesday, June 20 at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd. from 6 to 8 p.m. General services department staff will be on hand as well as city representatives from capital improvement, utilities, engineering, public works, housing and urban improvement (OHUI). Construction companies such as Whiting Turner, OHL and West will also be in attendance to speak to the audience and answer questions. Participants that provide a business card will be entered in a raf e. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 954-786-4098.Pompano Beach CalendarContinued from page 20 See CALENDAR on page 23


22 The Pelican Friday, June 8, Fishing report The luckiest man in the world When Larry and his two sons Robert and Billy boarded the boat earlier this week, he told me he was the luckiest sherman in the world. People never usually say things like that and we are very superstitious. When he said that I thought we were going to get skunked. Our goal was to catch a sword sh but after almost 2 full days we were skunked. We were ready to throw in the towel and head for the barn when all of a sudden our oat rod hooked a sh. Larry and the boys fought what we thought was a sword sh for 3 1/2 hours. When we nally caught the sh the sword became a giant blue n tuna weighing between 800 and 900 pounds. This is a truly rare catch for our waters. Larry is the luckiest fishermen in the world! By RJ BoylePELICAN ANGLER ScoresPompano Beach Men’s Golf Assn. June 6 1st Place Paul Connor, Dave Dowling, Robert Raser . 122 2nd Place George Disch, Joe Englander, Jerry Schucart . 124 3rd Place Jim Foster, Jerry Goodman, Lance Naiman . 126* (Back 9 Score = 61 vs. 63) Closest to the Pin Hole #15 – Lance Naiman – 10’1” Pompano. Beach Nine Hole Women’s League June 5 A Group 1st place (tie) Debbie Zimmerman, Susan Dimond, 50 2nd place Ellen Fraser, 51 B Group 1st place Debbie Cushman, 49 2nd place Rosemarie Eaton, 55 3rd place Jeannine Lesburt, 56Call 945-783-8700 to place your marine advertisement and sports nal scores email


The Pelican 23 Friday, June 8, Pompano Beach Kids Aviation Days July 31 and Aug. 2 are designed to introduce young persons to careers in aviation. The events are part of the city’s program to produce workers with relevant training for high-skill, high-demand and high-wage elds. Young persons ages 6 to 13 are invited to participate in these two academies at Mitchell Moore Community Center on July 31 and Aug. 2. Morning events are include interaction with aviation professionals, ight simulators and NASA Smart Skies tools. In the afternoon; students will tour of Pompano Beach Air Park. The academies are open and free to Pompano Beach Summer Camp students. Aviation and aerospace industry professionals who Aviation camp lets kids consider new careersPompano Beachare interested in participating should contact Dahlia Baker, dahlia.baker@copb .com, 954-786-7866. CalendarContinued from page 21and 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


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