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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 22, 2018 Vol. XXVI, Issue 25Price 10¢ Deer eld BeachTract on South Dixie eligible for tax incentivesBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFAn area on South Dixie Highway has been designated by the federal government as eligible for new tax incentives aimed at attracting investment and jobs. Termed a Qualified Opportunity Zone [QOZ], it lies between SW 10 and SW 15 Streets and is bounded by Dixie Highway and I-95 and includes See INCENTIVES on page 7 Hurricane plans in order Hurricanes, incidents and disasters are never ending exercises for emergency managers and others By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach Kimberly Cristiano, Debra Young and Josefina Genao, had time recently to talk about their jobs and how they relate to the hurricane season that began June 1 and lasts through the end of November. Cristiano serves the city as emergency manager. She was hired shortly after Hurricane Wilma. She credits Fire Chief John Jurgle and former Fire Chief, Harry Small, now deceased, for the creation of an emergency management position. “After Wilma,” says Cristiano, Chief Small made a visit to the city manager’s See HURRICANE on page 2Kimberly Cristiano, Pompano Beach emergency manager; Debra Young, FEMA and Jose na Genao, FEMA, have been planning all year to be ready for emergencies. They hold a chart that includes all critical services and personnel positions that go into action at the rst call of an emergency. Deer eld BeachSCUBA divers set world recordBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFF“The largest human chain underwater is 386 people and was achieved by Dixie Divers, USA in Deerfield Beach, FL.USA on 16 June, 2018.” That’s the official text provided by Guinness World Record Book officials after their adjudicator Kellie Parise witnessed the feat around noon last Saturday just off the Deerfield See DIXIE DIVERS on page 11 Boaters can nally tie up at Birch State ParkBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN WRITERFort Lauderdale – John Fiore has been waiting 20 years to tie up at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. On June 14, he finally got the chance at the ribbon-cutting for the park’s new 250-foot dock, which can handle an estimated 8 to 10 boats at a time. “We’re the first official boat to dock here. . I’ve tried for 20 years [to get a dock built],” said Fiore, a member of the Broward County Marine Advisory Committee, which helped fund the project. At a mile long and located between Commission repeals ban on Styrofoam containersBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach “Dart had shown good faith, and I promised a Styrofoam ban repeal,” Commissioner Joe Miller said Tuesday proposing the city negate its ordinance prohibiting use of polystyrene food containers at city events. The company, based here, manufactures the containers and last year responded to the commissioner’s request to set up a polystyrene recycling bin at the city’s recycling center. The company has been regularly servicing the bin and so far there are “no issues,” Chad Grecsek, director of sustainable management said. Miller was the chief proponent of the ban when it was approved last See DEERFIELD on page 12 See BOAT DOCK on page 3


2 The PelicanFriday, June 22, 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 office and announced he “ . was not going through this [Wilma] again.” The city manager took the chief’s words to heart. While the city got through Hurricane Wilma it also realized it needed a better plan to manage incidents across all departments and agencies with better coordination. They found one already existed. Cristiano held up a book, The 911 Commission Report, which contained a national plan for homeland emergencies. The terrorism of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack was an eye-opener to everyone, including first responders who realized that communications among the various governmental entities lacked efficiency. One result of the 9/11 commission was the creation of a system that would work for all emergencies. Referred to as NIMS [National Incident Management System], the goal was to create a team that could assemble on short notice and manage an emergency: hurricanes through terrorism. In 2005, the city commission adopted that national strategy and created a comprehensive plan to meet local, county, state and federal needs. Most major cities have adopted the NIMS plan. Cristiano explains the way it works in this city. “The purpose of the plan is to reduce the vulnerability of people and property from manmade or natural disasters. This ‘all-hazard’ approach ensures an effective response to the impacts of critical incidents and disasters, and ensures long-term community recovery.” “There are incidents that can occur at any time. There are ‘notice’ incidents such as a tropical cyclone and there are ‘no-notice’ incidents that occur such as an active shooter. Identified threats or incidents reach us through our internal notification systems,” she says. “For foreseen weather threats, we usually begin conference calls or receive emergency alerts from the National Weather Service. For other types of threats that could impact the city, notification is received through a multitude of communication networks established with internal and external partners and agencies. This also occurs when neighboring cities request mutual aid for assistance. “The city manager makes the ultimate decision on when to activate the EOC [Emergency Operation Center]. If the EOC is opened, a team made up of city employees, reports to the EOC to monitor the emergency, transmit information to the county level and remain 24/7. The command section of the EOC is headed by the city manager, emergency manager and fire and police chiefs. The city’s planning section is headed by the city’s developmental services department. Operations, finance and logistics are all city employees across multiple departments. “When we gather as a team,” says Cristiano, “Everybody knows his or her job. We plan, train and practice all year.” Cities are not alone. The NIMS team connects to county teams, then state and then federal agencies. The federal team is FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency]. Debra Brown and Josie Genao, both FEMA contractors have their own duties in the matrix of emergency planning. Brown, a public information officer [PIO] for FEMA, coordinates information for victims. Brown informs all media where and when supplies, temporary housing, emergency funds and other needs are available. Brown may not be handing out bottles of water, but she lets everyone know where it is.Hurricane season 2018National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] predicts five to nine named hurricanes with 1-4 category three or higher. Regardless of what the national weather experts forecast, Cristiano is quick to say it only takes one hit. FEMA recommends that families prepare now for hurricane season with: one gallon per person per day for at least three days for drinking and sanitation; Food, at least a threeday supply of non-perishable food; a battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and flashlights. Supplies should also include a first aid kit; extra batteries; a whistle to signal for help; dust mask to filter contaminated air, a wrench or pliers to turn off utilities and a hand-operated can opener. This is the time to make arrangements for persons with special needs and for pets. If you have a special medical need, register for Broward County’s Special Needs Shelter. Registration should be in advance, before a storm threatens. To register for a Special Needs Shelter and/or transportation to the shelter, call Broward County Human Services Department at 954357-6385 (TTY 954-357-5608). Pets are now permitted in three county shelters. For a list of general and pet friendly shelters and a ‘One Stop Shop’ for all disaster planning go to Persons who want to receive emergency information through a cell phone or a message can sign up at pompanobeachfl. com. Click “Red Code” and follow instructions. Make sure insurance is in order and important documents and medical information are organized and safe. HurricaneContinued from page 1Storm predictions can change with ocean temperatures. These predictions are from Colorado Sate University, NOAA and TheWeather Channel. [Courtesy]


The Pelican 3 Friday, June 22, the Intracoastal and Atlantic Ocean north of Sunrise Boulevard, Birch, said Fiore, is a park that should have boating access. Now, boaters will be able to dock and enjoy the park’s amenities. At the ribbon cutting were state and county officials, including Dist. 4 County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, whose district includes the park. “Bobby and Betty boater with the two kids and the dog [will finally get to enjoy Birch],” said Fiore. “This is probably the project I’m most proud of.” Fiore added he thinks the dock will “be immensely popular.” Birch State Park Manager Jennifer Roberts called it an “historic” and “exciting” development. “It’s an amazing new recreational opportunity for this park.” It’s the product of $1 million from the Florida Inland Navigation District and the Broward County Marine Advisory Committee’s Boating Improvement Program. In addition to the dock, a pavilion was also built, and improvements to the park’s seawall are being made. Vegetation overgrowth in the lake at Birch was also removed through a separate project. “There’s a one-mile long coastal lake. Three quarters of it was clogged with vegetation. It was almost impossible to paddle on the lake more than a few hundred feet. Now, the lake is completely clear from one end to the other,” said Roberts. LaMarca said he hopes boaters in Lighthouse Point and Pompano Beach will utilize the new dock. “People live on the water to use their boats.” He said he remembers using the park as a child growing up in Fort Lauderdale and witnessing it “fall on hard times.” Now, he said, the “phenomenal [dock] project” is part of several projects making it a better park. The dock is only open during park hours, 8 a.m. to sundown daily, and boaters who dock will have to pay $2 per person. No commercial boats or boats over 30 feet long are allowed at the dock. Boat dockContinued from page 1State and county of cials, including Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca joined Marine Advisory Committee member John Fiore to cut the ribbon on Birch State Park’s new dock.


4 The PelicanFriday, June 22, Burrie steps away from 2018 election; but o ers advice for the votersPompano Beach Vice Mayor Charlotte Burrie announced last week that she would not run for her District 2 seat or the mayor’s seat in November. Speaking tearfully, Burrie thanked the commission and her constituents whom she said had “urged [her]” to run for mayor. Later that week, Burrie made a similar announcement at the Cresthaven Civic Association, this time using stronger words. “But it’s going to be a dirty election,” she said. She will retire from public service at 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 5. Burrie noted that all the commission seats will be on the Nov. 6 ballot, and that commissioners Rex Hardin and Mike Sobel are running for mayor. “Beware of who you vote for,” she said. Referring to Sobel, she added, “Dear God in heaven, don’t vote for that man. That man is evil. He hasn’t stopped politicking since he got on the dais.” Commenting on the candidates who have filed for the District 2 commission seat she now holds, Burrie said, “My nemesis Tom Terwilliger is running. Don’t vote for him. He wants to stop everything going on in the city.” Burrie said she is endorsing Rhonda Eaton to take her place. Eaton is a past president and board member of the Cresthaven Civic Association. Burrie thanked her Cresthaven constituents for the opportunity to serve them. She said she intends to stay active in the community and will get a part-time job, “so I have a reason to get up in the morning.” Burrie, an attorney, recently sold her practice on Atlantic Boulevard. In her remarks, she said she has loved her work as a public servant and with the veterans. Burrie was elected to the commission in 2007 and has served continually since then. She was the first female Exalted Ruler of the Pompano Beach Elks Lodge. She is a graduate of St. Thomas School of Law. In retirement, Burrie says she expects to be a participant in the audience at commission meetings. Most notably, Burrie was honored recently when the commission moved to have the proposed civic center in District 2 named for her. -Anne Siren Pompano Beach Vice Mayor Charlotte Burrie steps out of November election. Pompano Beach Michael Skversky, 53, will face Tom McMahon for the District 3 seat on Nov. 6. Commissioner Rex Hardin announced recently that he will not seek reelection to his commission seat. Skversky says he is running to hold taxes down and seek the best for the residents. He adds that safety and security including numerous vehicle thefts, from bikes to trailers are “non-stop and with overbuilding; it will only get worse, ” he says. He says a larger force is needed to “patrol neighborhoods nightly,” and suggests the city hire “ . unarmed retired military, police and . just good trustworthy citizens” from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. For neighborhoods without patrols, he recommends cameras. Skversky also wants more police at public schools as well as metal detectors. Regarding infrastructure, Skversky says the biggest problems are bridges on Fifth and 11th Avenues. He says rebuilding both bridges will improve the overall look of the neighborhood. Old Pompano and the Elks Lodge are other concerns. The proposed ETOC [East Transit Oriented Corridor] will add too many residential units causing more traffic problems. He says the planned soccer fields at the former Elks Lodge property would cause a “traffic nightmare” during tournaments. Skversky is owner of Fidelity Small Business Solutions, a 25-year resident of the city and a volunteer through his church to help homeless persons receive food and other goods. -Anne SirenMichael Skversky to seek District 3 seat in Nov. 5 election.Tra c, bridges and lower taxes spur Skversky to seek District 3 seat Adopt a pet at 3870 North Powerline Road, Pompano Beach.954-974-6152


The Pelican 5 Friday, June 22, Code enforcement Q&A set for June 30Deerfield Beach Vice Mayor Gloria J. Battle invites all residents to a Code Enforcement Town Hall Meet & Greet Saturday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to noon at Hillsboro Community Center, 50 Hillsboro Technology Drive. Discussed will be rules and regulations, changes in the code, code procedures and related topics. For further information contact the Office of the City Manager at 954-480-4263 or visit www.Deerfield-Beach.Deer eld BeachJudge 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 August 28 primary. In cases where no one candidate gets 50 percent of the vote, the run-off will be will be November 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 2018 and 2012. Entrance to the activities center is off of Powerline Road at the BSO substation. For details, call 954-4215566. -Judy Wilson Oakland ParkThe open seats are the ones now held by Carn and John Adornato. Adornato has served two terms and cannot run again without a two-year break. Carn was appointed by the commission as a commissioner in December 2015 and then elected in March 2016 to complete the unexpired term of Shari McCartney who resigned in October 2015. Carn, 60, is president of an economic advisory consulting practice. He is a long-time resident of Oakland Park. Arnst, 59, previously served on the commission for 16 years. He is the owner of an auto repair business in Pompano Beach. Bolin, 42, is an attorney and managing partner. She serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. Rosenwald, 47, is a professor and PhD program director at the School of Social Work, Barry University. He is president of the Corals of Oakland Park Neighborhood Association. Edward Mossa, former chair of the city’s Beautification Advisory Board. He has resigned from the board to run for commission. Filing deadline is noon today [June 22.] -Judy Vik Two commission seats are on the ballot in Oakland Park in the Nov. 6 election. At press time, five residents had filed and qualified to run for the seats. They are incumbent Michael Carn, former mayor and commissioner Steve Arnst, Jane Bolin. Edward Mossa and Mitchell Rosenwald. Candidates run at large for the four-year terms.Five candidates announce for commission


6 The PelicanFriday, June 22, Have an event for our calendar? Email 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 2018. 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 25 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren LaMarca’s service to county and ght for home rule earns awardBroward County The Florida Association of Counties [FAC] has chosen Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca as the recipient of the 2018 President’s “Commitment to Service” Award. The award is given to elected officials who demonstrate a strong commitment to addressing local issues and for their dedicated service as a FAC member. “Representing Broward County as a FAC member over the past eight years has been a tremendously rewarding experience. The association works on behalf of Florida’s 67 counties to advocate for home rule and legislation that is vital to the quality of life for all of our residents,” said LaMarca. LaMarca is chair of the FAC Finance and Tax Policy Committee. He has served on its board of directors, the legislative executive committee, finance and audit committee, Urban Caucus and on various committees with the National Association of Counties. He has also completed the Certified County Commissioner (CCC) certification and the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) designation. He is a five-year FAC “Torchbearer” which is an honor bestowed upon commissioners who have completed both the CCC and ACC and have continued an elevated level of engagement in FAC programs. “Commissioner Chip LaMarca’s unwavering commitment to local governments exemplifies the definition of a dedicated and selfless public servant. Throughout his tenure as a county commissioner, he has worked tirelessly to improve and maintain the quality of life for Floridians, and all Americans through his efforts with NACo,” said FAC president and Charlotte County Commissioner, Christopher Constance. The Commitment to Service Award will be presented at FAC’s Annual Conference & Educational Expo Awards Luncheon, on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orange County. -Anne Siren Chip LaMarca, Broward County Commissioner, District 4What is Home Rule?Home Rule is government on the local level. But in the early 80s, home rule was preempted by legislation that prevents cities, counties or townships to make local laws regarding specific topics, including gun laws. Broward County mayors came face-to-face with Home Rule after the Feb. 14 massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 students and teachers dead. The state threatens strong penalties if a local government goes as far as calling a meeting to discuss “gun laws.” Officials who participate in such a discussion may be fined $5,000 and removed from office. Mayors from 10 South Florida cities, including Pompano Beach, are suing the state to find a way to have these discussions without infringing on the 2nd Amendment. July 4th reworksPompano Beach celebrates July 4th this year with a Fireworks Extravaganza at the beach near the pier. Independence Day fun begins at 5 p.m. with live music featuring “Nostaljah,” a Reggae band followed by “L Tribe,” an R&B band. At 9 p.m., sit back and relax as the colors light up the night sky with an array of fireworks launched from a floating barge in the ocean near the end of the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome; however, personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol, and pets are prohibited. In case of inclement weather, a rain date for the fireworks show is Thursday, July 5th. For more information please call 954-786-4111 or visit www. and clari cationIn the Pelican article[6/15/18] “Commission works to accommodate smaller housing units,” due to an error, ‘Plans for the new PRD extending from Oakland Park Boulevard to NE 28 Street will be brought back to the commission.’ It should be NE 38 Street as NE 28 Street is located in Wilton Manors and not part of the PRD in Oakland Park. We regret the error.


The Pelican 7 Friday, June 22, CHURCH DIRECTORY nearly 4,000 residents. In April, the city nominated six census tracts for the incentives. The Dixie Highway site was chosen by Gov. Rick Scott’s office which passed it on to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS. The zones, a new program provided under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, uses information from the 2011 – 2015 American Community Survey. The zones are specifically designated to spur economic development and job creation. Investors in a QOZ receive preferential tax treatment for 10 years. The zones are in low income communities. Investors in the zones can defer tax on prior gains until Dec. 31, 2026 as long as IncentivesContinued from page 1Amateur radio eld day exercise set for June 23-24 Members of the Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association, and other local Amateur Radio Groups, will participate in the annual Amateur Radio Field Day event this weekend (June 23/24) at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. Since 1933, ham radio operators across the U.S. have established temporary, remote stations on the 4th weekend of June to demonstrate their communication capabilities under emergency conditions. This event is open to the public. All interested persons are invited to visit and learn about Amateur Radio. For more information about Amateur Radio and Field Day, contact Michael Wolf at 954-993-1256 or via email at the gain is reinvested in a Qualified Opportunity Fund, a vehicle organized to make investments in QOZs. The program is still in development and the IRS is expected to provide further guidelines in the coming months. For more information, contact the Deerfield Beach Economic Development Department, 954-980-4262.


8 The PelicanFriday, June 22, Send your stories and photos to siren2415@ or call 954-783-8700. Business matters Family-owned License to Chill keeps clients comfortable in the hottest Florida weather By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFLicense To Chill is a sales and service company dealing with air conditioning. Located at 131 SW 5th Street in Pompano Beach, this family owned business has been selling and servicing air co nditioning units for 14 years. Owners Terry and Carolyn Spangler are proud of their successful company that has nine trucks on the road keeping both residential and commercial clients cool. The Pelican sat down with Carolyn and office manager Marielle Carlson to learn more about License to Chill. With an easy smile, Carolyn says, “Our slogan is, ‘We work hard so that you can chill’ and we mean it. We are proud to have many long time clients like Gunther Motors, John Knox Village, Coral Ridge Church and many more. A call to us gets a real person and we will do everything in our power to respond that same day.” The company sells new units ranging from 1.5 to 5 tons to residential customers. For commercial clients the size range goes from 1.5 ton units to 50 tons. The brands sold include Rheem, Pro Partner, Mitsubishi and American Standard products. The company is an FPL participating contractor. “We service and maintain everything we sell,” Carlson chimes in. “and we do the same for all air conditioners that aren’t functioning correctly. We respond to customers who need servicing and we also offer plan maintenance agreements.” Open from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The owners are quick to add, “After hours and weekend emergency calls always get a response.” Printed material from License to Chill offers a planned maintenance agreement featuring its slogan and a clever visual of a penguin in sunglasses. It points out that most AC problems are caused by neglect and are not covered by the warranty. License to Chill maintenance program offers two, 12 plus point inspections per year and claims that these inspections will prolong the life of the AC system, help you avoid costly repairs, reduce energy bills, maintain the best possible indoor air quality and keep customers in compliance with the manufacturer’s annual maintenance requirements. Additional benefits include a 10-percent discount on any service need that may arise during the contract year. After hours emergency service calls will be billed at the regular non-emergency rate. If needed, discounts are offered on all AC system replacement parts. Carolyn says, “Here’s what we hear from our clients: “If anyone needs a good quality, fast response, honest and reliable AC service and repair company, I would highly recommend License to Chill!” . Michael Avitable “I just had my AC, duct work, cans and grilles replaced by License to Chill. They did a great job at a very reasonable price. I recommend them without reservation!” . Tom Wojo Carolyn describes her husband, Terry, as a native Floridian who was born and See LICENSE TO CHILL on page 9Terry and Carolyn Spangler are the proud owners of this family owned air conditioning company that sells and services AC units for both residential and commercial clients. Nine trucks are on the road meeting needs of customers.BriefsCamp Wonderopolis comes to Collier City Library in June and JulyJan Moran Collier City Learning Library has received a grant to offer Camp Wonderopolis: Symphony of Wonders, a free program based on a series of intergenerational workshops that focus on music and math. The camp started June 11 and continues from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 25, July 16 and July 30. Camp Wonderopolis is a vehicle to keep students and their families learning together through the summer months and beyond. Camper families will explore Wonder Lessons and earn Wonder Cards, experiment with hands-on activities, select an avatar to keep track of their online progress and keep a Camp Diary. Activities will include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning activities, maker activities and videos. Campers explore 14 different lessons across two themed areas. They can sign up for the Camp Wonderopolis’ online resource and follow activities at their own pace throughout the summer. Providing four intergenerational workshops, the grant is being used to support enhancements around the Creation Station Music Studio, located at the Collier City Learning Library, where customers can compose, create, produce and record their original music.


The Pelican 9 Friday, June 22, raised in Fort Lauderdale. “Before we opened License to Chill, he always did mechanical work. We have three children, Ben, Jeremy and Carly, all in License to ChillContinued from page 8 college.” Says Carolyn, “Right now we have a great team dedicated to giving our customers top quality service.” Call 954-931-2047. Deerfield Beach High School thespian Ananda Espinal won a Cappies’ award for “Best Comic Actress in a Play” for her role in “Boeing Boeing.” The Cappies are an annual recognition of outstanding theater performances in Broward and Palm Beach County high schools. Espinal was presented her Cappie at a gala held last month. Here, Mayor Bill Ganz extends his congratulations at Tuesday’s commission meeting. [staff photo] Cappie winner honored at city meeting


10 The PelicanFriday, June 22, 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 Entry-level job fair set for June 23Margate – Global Response, The Brand Call Center, is hiring more than 250 customer service representatives for its Margate call center. Candidates are invited to the weekend job fair, or can apply in-person at the call center. The job fair runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, Royal Palm Ballroom, 6650 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Global Response offers weekly pay, paid training, growth opportunities, a vibrant, family culture and other great perks. Positions are available for shifts between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 a.m. Monday through Sunday. Headquarters are located at 777 S. State Road 7, Margate. Applicants interested in more information on positions at Global Response, should call 954-969-2433. About Global Response Global Response specializes in customer service for well-recognized brands and Fortune 500 companies. The call center, partners with clients in industries including retail, healthcare, education, insurance and automotive. For further information on positions at Global Response, please call 954-969-2433.Florida Library Association presents award to Friends of Doreen Gauthier Lighthouse Point Library By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFIt was a great honor for this independent small town library to receive a Special Projects award at the recent Florida Library Convention Friends and Trustees luncheon in Orlando. Friends President Pam Sargent and Vice President Donna Cohen were on hand to accept the award for the Lighthouse Point Library [LHP]. Library Director, Christy Keyes, was delighted to witness the honor being paid to this loyal and deserving group.. The special projects award was based on the fund raising efforts of the group’s 50th Anniversary celebration and its vision of meeting the needs of the staff and the physical property. Skilled craftsmen crafted the computer desk, S.S. Donna Beal, honoring the deceased long-time volunteer. They installed granite workstation desk tops, replaced soft seating and Wi-Fi technology hook-ups in the adult area, and designed and installed the 1965 Donor Society Education Wall of Fame. The beautiful wall contains a variety of marine life signifying levels of gifts and the inaugural class of volunteers who have given 20 or more years of service. The wall is a work in progress as new donors and volunteers will be added each year. July 30 is the deadline for inclusion this year. Christy Keyes says. “I was thrilled to see four years of hard work by the Friends, staff, and vendors be honored in such a special way. Our Friends group has always been wonderful and now they have a state award to prove it.” This library is now considered an intellectual community center in the city offering activities for tots, teens, seniors and everyone in between. As an independent library, it is run by a small salaried staff, and hundreds of volunteers including members of the Friends of the Library, a volunteer support organization. Congratulations on the award from the Library Association of Florida. About Friends of the Doreen Gauthier Lighthouse Point Library Friends was incorporated in 1979. Doreen Gauthier recalls, “Their first event was a Volunteer Recognition Reception held shortly after I was hired. As a member of Friends since my retirement, I’d define us as a library support group and a financial resource funding needed library improvements. Friends has come a long way since that original reception. Raising $82,000 to celebrate our 50th Anniversary enabled us to accomplish many of the needed library improvements that got us the recognition award that we just received.”Left to right are Friends Vice President Donna Cohen, President Pam Sargent, Florida President Robin Shader and LHP Library Director, Christy Keyes.Lauderdale-By-TheSea ‘All Arts’ Open Mic in Jarvis HallThe Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Community Center will hold its annual All Arts Open Mic on Wednesday, June 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Jarvis Hall, 4505 N. Ocean Drive (next to Town Hall). The event is free and open to the public. The evening is open to stand-up comics, singers, musicians, dancers and poets. For more information or to sign up, call Community Center Director Armilio BienAime at 954-640-4225.


The Pelican 11 Friday, June 22, Book fair July 7Friends of the Pompano Beach Library host an author reception, July 7 at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2051 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Authors and books include Christopher Gates, Unwind, Up, Up and Away; David and Wilkerson, Make Your Retirement Savings Last More than You Do; Janet Colbert, STOPPNow [Stop Organized Pill Pushers]; Robert Yonover Caregiver’s Survival Guide: Caring for Yourself While Caring for a Loved One. Call 954-561-3732 for details. Dixie Divers, who organized the event which cost him about $14,000, “There are many requirements by the Guinness organization concerning logos, colors, shirts . but it was worth it. It is very good exposure.” With weather always a risk factor, Saturday’s seas were flat and the sun shone. “Everyone had a good time,” Pavan said. “That’s priceless.” He doesn’t expect Dixie Divers will hold the record for a long time. But being a target doesn’t concern him. “I’ve made this race bigger. I hope someone is after this record. I’m already thinking about next year,” Pavan said. The day was also significant for the clean up SCUBA divers did under the pier prior to the world record event. According to Patrick Bardes, head of the city’s coastal division, divers brought 1,465 pounds of debris to shore, much of it dangerous to the sea life that inhabits the waters there. The numbers consisted of 1,046 pounds of lead, 52 pounds of wood, 116 pounds of fishing line, 104 pounds of metal and 102 pounds of miscellaneous materials. The fishing line, if in one piece, would have stretched 219 miles. [Left] Divers form the Guinness record at Deer eld Beach Pier. [Photo courtesy of Snap Photo and Cinema] [Top] Dixie Divers’ owner Ari Pavan confers with one of the 386 divers who formed an underwater human chain around the shing pier Saturday. Dixie DiversContinued from page 1Beach Fishing Pier. Said Ari Pavan, owner of The Pelican is now o cially on sale at your local Publix/Walgreen stores10 cents at checkoutThank you, Pelican Readers


12 The PelicanFriday, June 22, year and had strongly urged removing Styrofoam products from the environment. After weeks of discussion, he agreed that if Dart set up a successful recycling program for containers as well as other polystyrene material, he would propose lifting the ban. The commission unanimously agreed. Dart manufactures plastic cups, food containers, dinnerware, straws, lids and cutlery.$1.8 million in state money is building park in memory of midwifeDeerfield Beach – With a final $400,000 grant from the state, construction of the Branhilda Richardson Knowles Memorial Park is underway. The acre of land at SE 2 Avenue and SE 4 Street, formerly the site of the city’s first black cemetery, is being developed as a passive retreat that honors Knowles, a midwife here from 1926 until the early 60s, and as a memorial for veterans. Designed by an in-house team headed by Assistant City Manager Kara Petty, the park drew accolades from city commissioners Tuesday night. Mayor Bill Ganz called the concept “very impressive” and said, “this makes up for the terrible injustice that was done.” Commissioner Todd Drosky said he “is in awe… I can’t commend you enough.” Vice Mayor Gloria Battle, whose great-grandfather was buried on the site, said the park will be re-consecrated as sacred ground. “This is a fantastic job and the citizens should know no [local] tax dollars were used for this project.” The park has been fully funded by the state with an initial grant of $995,000 to purchase the land, a $400,000 grant last year for development and the final $400,000 awarded in the last legislative session. It was shepherded through the legislative process by former state representative Gwyn Clarke-Reed, Deerfield Beach; State Rep. Bobby Dubose of Ft. Lauderdale and State Rep. Jared Moskowitz of Coral Springs. In 2015, when development plans for the land came before the commission, residents demanded new soil tests on the long abandoned burial ground. A laborious archeological dig uncovered human remains and casket artifacts. The landowner halted the project and sold the land to the city. Richardson-Knowles is credited with having delivered 1,000 babies, black and white.Ashbritt presents debris removal contract with more guaranteesDeerfield Beach – Despite conflicts with Ashbritt, Inc., an emergency debris removal service, commissioners approved a new contract Tuesday night, one they consider more favorable to the city. Ashbritt came under heavy criticism after Hurricane Irma when it could not meet the terms of its agreement due to other firms raiding its workers by paying them much higher wages. At that time the firm asked for more money, but eventually did honor its original contract, staff told the commission. The new agreement gives the city certain guarantees as to equipment levels and debris management and includes a $2 million performance bond. Tuesday night, Mayor Bill Ganz said, “I had no desire to do business with Ashbritt again,” but acknowledged that the new deal is in the “best interest of Deerfield Beach.”New try afoot to x confusing zip codesDeerfield Beach – A once in a decade application to change zip codes in two neighborhoods is being carefully prepared, Planning Director Eric Power told commissioners this week. Such a request to the U.S. Post Office can be made just once in 10 years, and then only after fulfilling a process to allow the submission, he said. The zip codes Power wants serviced by the postmaster and distribution center that handles Deerfield Beach codes 33441, 33442 and 33443 are 33064 and 33073, Deer eldContinued from page 1 See DEERFIELD on page 13


The Pelican 13 Friday, June 22, Oakland Park Free trees at give-a-way Residents and business owners are invited to take advantage of Oakland Park’s second Tree Giveaway of the year from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Sat., June 23 at Wimberly Field, 4000 NE 3 Ave. Summer tree selection offers a wide variety including several fruit trees and shrubs. The young trees and shrubs come in 3-gallon, 5-gallon and 7-gallon containers for easy transport and planting. The free trees are available on a first come, first served basis with up to three free trees per household or business. Proof of Oakland Park residency or business ownership is required. Planting tips will be included. Corps members will aid residents who require special assistance in the delivery and planting of trees. To learn more about the Tree Assistance Program, call 954-630-4502 or City Horticulturist Lyzabeth Fiore at 954-630-4220, or email at LyzabethF@oaklandparkfl. govRoyal Poinciana assigned to parcels that were annexed by Deerfield years ago. Currently residents on one side of a street may have a Deerfield Beach address; on the other side, Pompano Beach. Power said he hopes to have the “arduous task” of completing the application done by the end of the summer. A request made 15 years ago was rejected.Key West look for Cove restaurant approvedDeerfield Beach – The owners of Two Georges at the Cove will undertake $116,000 in exterior improvements to the waterfront restaurant with the help of a $58,500 faade grant from the Community Redevelopment Agency. The new look will include a Key West-style metal roof in keeping with The Cove Shopping Center’s preferred architectural design, expanded pedestrian-friendly areas and other amenities. This is the second time the restaurant has been enhanced with funds from the CRA. The Cove falls within the Coastal Community District established by city planners for locations east of U.S. 1 in hopes of preserving the integrity of a beachfront town, Planning Director Eric Power said this week. The district being established in Pioneer Grove is west of U.S. 1 to the end, including the Dixie Highway corridor all the way to SW 10 Street. Power said developers are expressing interest in the design style of the Grove, which features elevations with architectural features rather than boxy buildings, as well as natural materials and vegetation. Power said establishing the Coastal Community District will prevent a structure such as the one unsuccessfully proposed by one developer, constructing a hotel out of storage containers. Deer eld Continued from page 12 Deer eld BeachJudicial 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. Twenty five candidates have filed for the Aug.28 primary. In cases where no one candidate gets 50 percent of the vote, the run-off will be will be November 6. The candidates will have two minutes to give their resumes and a public Q and A will follow. For detail call 954-421-5566.


14 The PelicanFriday, June 22, Rally planned to oppose family separationOn Sunday, June 24, a rally is planned at the Federal Courthouse, 299 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, from 2 to 4 p.m. to protest the Trump policy separating families and imprisoning children. Special guests include Sen. Bill Nelson, Congressman Ted Deutch, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. For details, call 561-866-8211 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach Forty super-charged power boats racing a circuit off of this city’s beach may become the next new thing here. The local Kiwanis Club is proposing this “signature event” for September of 2019 and Tuesday night commissioners learned there is already support from potential sponsors. Interest has also been expressed by Broward County Visitors and Convention Bureau executives. Heading up the effort for Kiwanis is Judi Stanich who is enlisting the help of other community leaders. Among them is Damon Marotta, owner of a landscape company and a power boat racer with Race World, based in Key West. In the early 2000s, this city hosted five consecutive years of offshore racing visible from the beach and the fishing pier. The races drew thousands of spectators to the races and to Boat racing targeted as new signature eventthe dry pits where the boats are on display. Raceworld Offshore is the organization pitching the event here. Its president is Larry Bleil who has had an initial meeting with Parks and Recreation Director David Miller. His proposal lays out what is expected of the city and what Raceworld provides which includes the logistics for the entire event. In turn, the city must provide coordination with local and state agencies, police, fire and sanitation services, pace boats, patrol boats, a launch area, security. Tuesday, commissioners saw Stanich’s power point and had only one question. What is the cost? The numbers are not yet known, Stanich said. But some corporate sponsors are willing to contribute, she said, including jeweler JR Dunn, a major contributor to local charities. Others showing interest are Double Eagle, regional and state managers for Anheuser-Busch and some Ace Hardware locations. Sports business managers at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Bureau said it may be possible to wrap the offshore races around smaller extreme sports events held the same week putting more “heads in beds” which is the agency’s goal. Kiwanis will make its decision to go forward with the event or not in August. In the meantime, club members are gathering information and querying potential sponsors.


The Pelican 15 Friday, June 22, Burrie Community Center to break groundOn Thursday, June 28, the ground breaking for the Charlotte Burrie Community center takes place at 2669 N. Federal Hwy. at 10 a.m. The Charlotte Burrie Community Center will be a LEED certified building on 1.07 acres featuring 48 Parking Spaces, Porte-Cochere (drop off), lobby/pre-function area, receptionist desk, administrative office, conference room for 8-10 people, large assembly space for 250 people theater style, warming kitchen, fixed platform stage, dressing rooms and two activity rooms. The community center is much needed, as residents and civic associations in the north section of the city have been meeting in makeshift meeting spaces over the years. Members of the Cresthaven Civic Association donated $500 towards the center and requested the new community center be named after Commissioner Charlotte Burrie. The construction project is expected to be completed in approximately one year. Moratorium extended on wireless installationsBy Katina CaraganisPELICAN WRITERWilton Manors – Commissioners approved extending a moratorium on the issuance of building permits, business tax receipts and development orders for wireless facilities in the public rights of way for an additional 180 days Tuesday night. The moratorium was first implemented by a vote of the commission January 9, 2018 and was extended once more. According to Community Development Services Director Roberta Moore, the moratorium provides additional time for city staff to undertake a study of the appropriate location, distance separation requirements, and other regulations for wireless facilities and wireline backhaul facilities. Commissioner Tom Green said something needs to be done on this issue sooner rather than later. “Eventually we’re going to have to do something on this issue,” he said. “We need to start working to get this started.” City Manager Leigh Ann Henderson said the city attorney has been working on a draft ordinance, and it will likely be before the commission prior to the expiration of the moratorium.


16 The PelicanFriday, June 22, Wilton ManorsCity seeks language change By Katiina CaraganisPELICAN WRITERWilton Manors – City commissioners are urging the Broward County Board of County Commissioners to amend the Broward County Human Rights Act because it does not include protections for the LGBTQ community. bisexual and transgender community. “This resolution urges the Broward County Board of County Commissioners to include language which will ensure LGBTQ citizens are empowered with the same protections as all other protected classes,” Lombardo wrote in backup material. According to material provided to commissioners by City Clerk Faith Lombardo, The Broward County Human Rights Act provides protection for a number of different classes, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and marital status, but does not include the unequal treatment of the gay, lesbian,


The Pelican 17 Friday, June 22, Art7/14 – Red Eye: Beyond Call to artists. • To go beyond means to use art media, words and/or images in the creative process to produce artworks that explore the unexplored, breaks the mold, see beyond the normal view, potential or direction re ecting the adventurous, explorative representation of the creative collective. The expression beyond your own voice in a medium of art. Call 954-462-8190, Ext. 206 for details. Arts & Crafts take place at N.E. Focal Point Senior Center, 227 NW 2 St., Deer eld Beach from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 954480-4447. 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. to noon in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-951-6789. Or contact 6/23 FL writer and former priest pens mystery crime thriller series loosely based on a child traf cking ring in southern Florida. Signing at Murder on the Beach, Delray, on Saturday, June 23, 1 to 3 p.m. After 24 years of perfecting his trilogy, Cooper’s Moon Richard Conrath, PhD and former college president, released his rst novel in a three-part mystery series. Signed copies will be available. 6/27 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. 7/7 Friends of the Pompano Beach Library hosts an author reception, July 7 at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2051 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Authors and books include Christopher Gates, Unwind, Up, Up and Away; David and Wilkerson, Make Your Retirement Savings Last More than You Do ; Janet Colbert, STOPPNow [Stop Organized Pill Pushers]; Robert Yonover, Caregiver’s Survival Guide: Caring for Yourself While Caring for a Loved One. Call 954-5613732 for details. Island City Book Club meets on third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Richard C. Sullivan Library, 500 NE 26 St., Wilton Manors. Call 954-3902195.Chamber of Commerce meetingsThe Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce encourages area residents to join this organization with a Personal Membership, a way to meet other locals, know who you are doing business with, enjoy the company of business people, and generally where to go, what to do, and what’s going on. Cost is $75 a year. Call 954 776 1000. Classes6/23 – Business Plan Clinic for artists, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Art Serve, 1350 Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Broward Cultural Division, the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Fort Lauderdale and ArtServe, will guide participants through the process of producing a simple business plan, an essential tool for any artist. Participants will also learn how to work with lenders to obtain nancial support for their ventures, and network with alumni of the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute. Free. Call 954-357-7457. 7/5 Thursdays, July 5, 12 19, 26 – Digital Downloads Open House. Bring your own device and get one on one help to learn how to access and download the library’s free books, music, magazines and movies to your device. First come, rst served. Noon to 1 p.m. Rm 226. North Regional/BC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. 954-201-2601. Writing workshop at Herb Skolnick Center 800 SW 36 Ave, Pompano Beach with Marjory Lyons. 10 a.m. to noon See CALENDAR on page 20


18 The Pelican Friday, June 22, Place your ad at or call 954-783-8700 Call for Pelican Home Delivery 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 Blacktop Sealing Since 1984 754-234-3364 Studios Condos for SaleRivergate Townhouse. Intracoastal. $599K. Hillsboro Beach. Port de Mer. $369K 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 Pelican Newspaper1500 E. Atlantic Blvd.Pompano Beach Deadline for classi ed advertising is on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Thank you. 954-783-8700 Missing DogEnglish Pointer (birddog) missing between Pompano Beach & Lighthouse Point. White with tan ears; tail stands straight up. Please email: or call 732-580-1233 or 646 483-5747. 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 financially stable and be able to show proof of income. Call or Text 954-888-8344. Condos for Sale Reward for Lost NecklaceREWARD for silver necklace & pendant, tag# on back. Lost by Walmart in Deer eld Beach. Call 786-261-6069. See CLASSIFIEDS on page 19 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. One month refundable security. No pets/smoking. 954-993-3682. Pompano Beach Condo for Rent block to beach on Intracoastal, 1/1 fully furn., Free Wi-Fi, Pool, BBQ. Monthly through November, Security payments req. No pets. No Smoking. $1350/Mo Call 954-943-8800.Room for RentRoom for rent, $750/Mo all inclusive. Close to US1/ Commercial. Share bathroom with one person. No pets. Male Only. Very clean. Call Angela at 954-822-8262.Townhouse for RentPompano 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. 954-709-6802Apartments for RentLauderdale By The Sea – 2BR/2BA Apts, $5000/Mo. Also in Manhattan 1BR Penthouse Unit. $3000/Wk. Call Gloria at 239-574-4586.Apartment WantedResponsible baby boomer with well-behaved, older, overweight, 35# dog seeking housing in east Pompano. Minimum reqs 1/1 unfurnished with kitchen, 1 year lease. Will consider mother-in-law apt., co-housing if larger home. Not looking for traditional roommate situation. Will also consider condo/ apt in exchange for part-time or after-hours management (LCAM). Humble digs are fine. Seeking location and lifestyle for around 1k a month. Flexible move-in date now through October. Prefer long-term option, Great local refs, credit. 561-350-2572 Homes for SalePompano – Great Investment! 3Bdrm/2Bth Cresthaven, $187,000. Cash Only! 954242-4253. Cypress Harbor On Water w/70’ Dock &Pool $715,000 Waterfront w/ ocean access turnkey home. Hurricane impact windows & doors. Wired generator. Solid wood ooring. Granite/marble kitchen and baths. Call Mark Seramur 954-531-2862 or visit, Bea Morley RE group. Apartments Buildings for Sale12 units for sale $699,000 10 units Ocean access with 145 ft on wide canal $1,799,000 7 units Downtown location remodeled $1,143,000 Call Mark, agent 954-5312862. OWNER FINANCING 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. Annual RentalLauderdale By the Sea Rental $1250/Mo Studio, brand new, across the street from the beach, furnished, granite kitchen, No pets. Annual rental. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552. 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 housesdepot. com. Email: Innovativehome ANTIQUESAntique Buyer – Buying Antiques & Art. Jewelry. Watches. Paintings. Military Items. Guns. Swords. Coins. Silver. House Calls. Free Appraisals. Robert’s Antiques. 954-295-6808. 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. Position WantedRetired businessowner with great organizational skills seeks part time position as personal assistant. Will provide transportation to appointments, shopping, dining out and other social activities. I am a reliable and efficient companion. Also able to help with lifestyle transitions, i.e. moves to assisted living facilities or simply downsizing. References available. 561-347-8383 or Help WantedGift Shop Help Part-time position –Mature person to assist at beach gift shop in Pompano Beach. Call 954-5541297. Estate SaleESTATE SALE 750 N OCEAN BLVD #307 POMPANO BEACH FL ADMIRALTY TOWERS 720-255-3791, 954 532 7677, BEAUTIFUL FURNITURE, PICTURES, SOFA, TABLES LAMPS, UTENSILS ETC,. EVERYTHING MUST GO. BEST OFFER VIEW. TO view, Call 720-255,-3791, 954 532 7677, JUNE 21,22 9-4PM. VIEW/CASH ONLY/TAKE BY 4PM FRIDAY JUNE 22. Estate SaleEstate Sale in parking lot behind 1638 E. Atlantic Blvd., antiques, watches, toy soldiers, Barbies & TY Beanie Babies, record albums, DVDs, housewares, furnishings. Sat. 6/23/18 – 8am 4pm. Lost and FoundREWARD, for silver necklace & pendant, tag# on back. Lost by Walmart in Pompano Beach. Call 786-261-6069. Items for SaleCherry Dining Room Set, Seats 6, Parkay Top. $75.00 954638-9656. 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, Soffits, Facia, Carpentry, Painting, Garage Clean-outs and More! Call 727218-2878. SupportN.E. Focal Point offers weekly Caregiver Support Groups. Wed. at 10 a.m. and Thurs. at 4:30 p.m. The Center conducts the caregiver training and support group for individuals caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease, memory impairments, dementia, and cognitive limitations. Call 954-480-4463.ClassesWater Colors Classes for all Skill Levels on Saturdays at Emma Lou Olson Civic, 1801 NE 6 St. Start Nov. 4 through April, 2018. Call 954-920-4574 for information, Cost $25 per class. 10 a.m. to noon. Find a new pet at Florida Humane Society, 3870 North Powerline Road, Pompano Beach.


The Pelican 19 Friday, June 22, Classi edsContinued from page 18 CALL FOR VENDORSDeerfield Beach…The Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach presents its 6th Annual Festi-Fall Arts and Craft Show Sept. 29 at St. Ambrose Catholic School, 363 SW 12 Avenue, Deerfield Beach. Zonta Club invites all Crafters, Jewelry Artisans, Fine Arts, Holiday Gifts, Pottery, and other Artisans to join us from 8 am to 5 pm at our Annual Festi-Fall. Vendor space is 8 x 6 and costs $50 per space or two spaces for $85. Those who wish to have their same booth space as last year, must respond before July 15th. We expect a good crowd as we are centrally located. Admission is $3 per person or $2 with ad coupon, and children under12 free. Door prizes and the Bake Sale. Contact Sandy Manning at 561-392.2223 or bosanboc@ Line 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 games Play 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-By-The-Sea. Call 954-6404225. Scrabble – Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Emma Lou Olson Civic Center. 954-786-4111. Bingo – St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 1111 E. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach. Thursdays 1 to 4 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 5 p.m. Call 954-942-5887. Bingo every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142, 171 SW 2nd Street, Pompano Beach. p.m. 954-942-2448. Bingo – Tuesdays at St. Martin Episcopal Church at 11:30 a.m. 140 SE 28th Ave, Pompano Beach. Call 954-941-4843. Knitting and crocheting instruction at 1 p.m. at Temple Sholom, 132 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach. All levels invited. Call 954-942-6410. Water Fitness – Pompano Beach Aquatics Center. M/W/F at 9 and 11 a.m. All levels. Evening Classes T/Th at 6:30 p.m. Cost $3 per class. Call 954-786-4128. Shuffleboard – Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at McNab Park, 2250 E. Atlantic Blvd. 954-786-4111.Get your next pet at Florida Humane Society, 3870 North Powerline Road, Pompano Beach.


20 The Pelican Friday, June 22, CalendarContinued from page 17 See CALENDAR on page 21Call 954-249-1333. 7/14 Saturday, July 14 – Make Your Own Terrarium. Bring a bit of nature into your life by creating a modern indoor garden. Join the hands-on terrarium workshop. Materials provided. Pre-registration is required. Call 954-201-2657. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Rm 226. Sponsored by Friends of North Regional/BC Library. North Regional/BC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. 954-201-2601.Clubs/Groups6/27 – North Broward Democratic Club hosts Emma Collum and Roy David Walker at 7 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. Free and open to the public. Call 954-786-4111. 7/6 Pompano Beach Rotary Club meets at noon at Galuppi’s Restaurant, 1103 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach. Speaker is State Rep. Patricia Williams. For details or membership information call 954-649-9200. Community 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. 954-4270222. 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 561-2710907. South Florida Depression Glass Club meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Wilton Manors Woman’s Club, 600 NE 21 Ct., Wilton Manors. Join the members to learn more about Vintage Glass & Pottery that is made in America. Call 954-649-9547. Gold Coast Fly Fishers South Florida chapter of Fly Fishers International hosts meetings on the last Tuesday of the month to discuss outings of y shing in South Florida at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 142, 171 SW 2nd St. Pompano Beach. Call 954-299-0273. 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 BocaRaton StampAndCoinClub@gmail. com. 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 and new members welcome. Please call ahead, 954725-1270. 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 954-296-5633. 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 a.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4505 Ocean Drive, LBTS, open to men and women to learn about plants, owers, nature, conservation and all related matters. No garden necessary. Visitors welcome. 954-942-1639. Rotary Club of Oakland Park/Wilton Manors meets on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Caruso’s Restaurant, 4165 N. Dixie Hwy. from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oakland Park. Call John Michael at 954-275-5457. Pompano Beach Lighthouse Rotary Club meets on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Galuppi’s on the Green, 1103 N Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Call 954-2536251. DanceWednesdays Ballroom and Latin Dancing at 6 p.m. at Art Serve, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call Michael Brewer at 954-805-3470 for details. 6/18 – 19 Ballet & Jazz with John Wittenborn 10 a.m. to noon. Art Serve, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-2613301.Events6/29-30 – Fishing tournament to bene t 9/11 Combat Veterans “Deliver the Dream.” Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, 2701 NE 42 St., LHP.


The Pelican 21 Friday, June 22, International students enjoyed a 14-day trek to the West Coast that included Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Yosemite and San Francisco. Students were guests of Rotarian Clubs. Pictured are Sara Walker from Denmark, sponsored by Hallandale/Aventura Rotary Club; Mew Sinbumrung from Thailand, sponsored by Pompano-Lighthouse Rotary Club and Benedetta Milazzo from Italy, sponsored by Pompano Beach Rotary Club, take a breather in a Grand Canyon cave. All three girls have spent the last nine months here attending local high schools. They will return to their home countries by July 5th. [Courtesy] Rotary Cave dwellers CalendarContinued from page 20 See CALENDAR on page 23 Registration $275. Call 954-5643512 or venetia.timm@deliver for details. 6/23 Father Daughter Brunch at Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, 445 SW 2 St., Deer eld Beach. 1 to 3 p.m. $10/adult and $5 for participants 17 and under. Call 954-480-4481 for details. 6/23 24 – Brazilian Folks Festival. Noon to 8 p.m. Brazilian ethnic food, folk dance, capoeira, quadrilha Junina, samba school parade, and performances of renowned Brazilian musicians. Learn more at Community Park, 850 NE 18 Ave. 6/28 – 8 to 10 p.m. Ali Slam ‘N Jam singers, musicians and poets jam with house band Ali Soul Connection. Tickets $5-$10 Ali Cultural Arts Center, 353 MLK Blvd 954-786-7876. Tuesdays – Farmer’s Market Noon to 7 p.m. Palm Aire International food Farmer’s Market will include local artisans and growers. Multi-cultural cuisines will be represented including: fruits, vegetables, BBQ, Indian, Greek, Venezuelan, soups, organics, street foods, local honeys and more. Herb Skolnick Community Center, 800 SW 36 Ave. Pompano Beach Water Taxi – from Bokampers to Cap’s Place


22 The Pelican Friday, June 22, Fishing report ScoresPompano Beach Nine Hole Women’s League June 19, 2018 Throw out holes 1and 9A Group: 1st place (tie): Alicia Wynn, Susana Rust, 41 2nd place: Debbie Zimmerman, 42 B Group: 1st place: Stefani Mueller, 39 2nd place: Carol Metevier, 48 3rd place (tie): Nancy Kellermeyer. Dawn Verdone, 52Pompano Beach Men’s Golf Assn. June 13 – The PinesClass A 1st Place Gary Gill..81 [Gross] Net Score 1st Place Lance Naiman . 67 2nd Place Bill Hadersbeck . 69 3rd Place Bill Delaney . 70 Class B 1st Place Jim DeCicco 86 [Gross Score] Net Score 1st Place Jim Foster . .66 2nd Place Joe Patchen . 68 3rd Place George Disch . 69 Class C Gross Score 1st Place Ed Gormley . 98* Net Score 1st Place Mel Sherman . 65 2nd Place Dave Dowling . 67 3rd Place Gene Stoller . 69 Closest to the Pin Hole #17: Bill O’Brien – 2’10” Pompano Beach Men’s Golf Assn. May 30 – The Pines THREE-MAN SCRAMBLE 1st Place Richard Bell, Bob Bridgman, Gary Gill . 70* 2nd Place Paul Connor, George Disch, Tim O’Brien . 70 3rd Place Len Ackley, Bill Delaney, Henry Lesburt . 71 4th Place Jim Blake, Lance Naiman, Gene Stoller . 71 Closest to the Pin Hole #3: Jerry Goodman –2’7”A Sunburned Sword shPictured here is the crew of “Some Broad” with their 299 pound swordfish which took the biggest fish prize in the Sunburn Swordfish 10 Tournament last Saturday. Fishing was not red hot but a lucky few scored big! This weekend will be a great time to land a big sword. Get Tight! RJ Munchy, Samantha and Matt Tim aka “Slim.” By RJ BoylePELICAN ANGLER Take Me HomeFlorida Humane Society 3870 North Powerline Road, Pompano Beach. 954-974-6152Florida Humane Society 3870 North Powerline Road, Pompano Beach. 954-974-6152


The Pelican 23 Friday, June 22, Writing contestWhat is Luna’s story? Gumbo Limbo’s Sea Turtle LunaEvery year she comes back to the beach where she hatched to visit her friends here at Gumbo Limbo. But what has she been doing all year? Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is hosting a story writing contest. We want to hear your stories about Luna and her adventures. Prizes for the top winner in each age category: 6-8, 9-11, and 12-15. Story submissions are due July 27. Winners will be announced at Luna’s Birthday Party on Saturday, Aug. 11 Complete an application and email it and your story to For more details, call Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 561-544-8603 or 561-544-8605, located in Boca Raton, 1801 N. Ocean Blvd. Boca Raton. [Courtesy](or reverse!) 10am – 10pm For more route, schedule and tix info visit Home Pompano Beach Water Taxi 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. 954-357-6599. 6/27 Meet the Gubernatorial Candidates. Hosted by Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sororities 6 to 8 p.m., E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 NW 2 St., Pompano Beach. Meet & Greet at 5:15 p.m.July 4th reworksPompano Beach celebrates July 4th this year with a Fireworks Extravaganza at the beach near the pier. Independence Day fun begins at 5 p.m. with live music. At 9 p.m reworks are launched from a oating barge in the ocean near the end of the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier. Call 954-786-4111 or visit www. pompanobeach .gov. 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 Aug. 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 954427-2175. 12/14 – Decide now to be part of the Pompano Beach Holiday parade. For information about joining the parade or if you are interested in sponsorship, contact the Pompano Beach Chamber at 954-241-2940 or email PBLPhollidayboatparade@ gmail. com Hikes 7/2 Florida Trails Chapter meeting Okeeheelee Park Nature Center 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach. Talk about your latest hiking adventures. Refreshments. 7 p.m. Program at 7:30 p.m. Topic to be announced. Contact: Roy Moore 561-307-7792. Public is invited. 7/7 John Prince Park Walk 2520 Lake Worth Rd. Lake Worth, Walk 2 to 4 miles at your own pace. Perfect outing for beginning hikers. 7:30 a.m. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561963-9906. Public/Leisure. See CALENDAR on page 24 CalendarContinued from page 21


24 The Pelican Friday, June 22, 7/8 Hike Jonathan Dickinson State Park 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL. Meet at the front gate of the park at 8 a.m. Bring plenty of water for this 7 to 12 mile hike. Contact: Mary Miller, 561-2132189. Public/Moderate. LibrariesNorth Regional College Library, 1100 Coconut Blvd., Coconute Creek. 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. Music6/23 – A salon concert by Dr. Michael Caldwell 6 p.m. wine reception; 7 p.m. concert. John Knox Village, 651 SW 6 St., Pompano Beach. Tickets $50. Call 954-709-7447 for details. 7/1 – Patriotic Concert at First Baptist Church 301 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Donations to bene t Hono Flight South Florida. For details, visit honor ightssouth fbcconcertNatureNights 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.Tours Butler House tours Deer eld Beach – The historic Butler House is open every Saturday for tours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Admission is free; donations accepted. 954-429-0378 or history@Deer Sample-McDougald House – 450 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach, the 1916 SampleMcDougald House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Daily historic tours. Call 754-307-5446.NatureGumbo 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 954-420-2262. Lighthouse Point fall sports registration. Start Smart Soccer: Ages 3 – 4; Co-Ed Instructional Soccer: Age 5 Grade 1; Co-Ed Soccer: Grades 2 – 4; Co-Ed Flag Football: Grades 5 – 8. Call 954784-3439. Bingo Thursdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 5 p.m. at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 1111 E. Sample Road, Pompano. 954-942-5887. MondaysIn Your Shoes – Second and fourth Mondays at 10 a.m., free discussions for adult men and women, led by professional facilitator at Temple Sholom, 132 SE 11 Ave. Pompano Beach 954942-6410. ThursdaysSit N’ Fit Chair Yoga Tuesdays & Thursdays. 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Chair Yoga. Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Center for Active Aging (formerly N.E. Focal Point). 227 N.W. 2 Street, Deer eld Beach. Call 954-480-4446. CalendarContinued from page 23