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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, July 6, 2018 Vol. XXVI, Issue 27Price 10¢ Beach development riles neighborsBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Developers of the proposed twin tower residential project at 1508 N. Ocean Blvd. here say they have a vision for the now vacant lot. Along with 35 residential units, it would also include 768 square feet of commercial space and 400 square feet of office space for the Broward Sheriff’s Office. At a meeting on June 28 at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, residents told developers to take their vision to Miami. Candidates for local, school board and state speak at Democratic clubBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – In their first public forum as mayoral candidates, Dist. 3 Commissioner Rex Hardin and Dist. 1 Commissioner Michael Sobel disagreed on how the city has handled its homeless problem. The forum was hosted on Tuesday by the Palm Aire – Cypress Bend Democratic Club at the Herb Skolnick Community Center. Commissioner Barry Moss introduced the candidates but let audience members ask the questions. Asked by Pelican publisher Anne Siren how they have used their See RECYCLING on page 24 See BEACH on page 9 See CANDIDATES on page 14 Veteran re chief Sievers taking job in another communityBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – Rusty Sievers, fire chief here for the past five years, is moving on. His decision, announced Monday, was unexpected. Sievers said, “I didn’t know until Friday night,” that he had risen to the top of an 86-person field seeking to head the fire department in Ormond Beach. Having served in several See SIEVERS on page 5 Five le for two seats in Oakland Park raceOakland Park – As the filing deadline ended on June 22, five residents qualified as candidates for the two city commission seats in the Nov. 6 election. They are Robert Thompson, 60, a self-employed contractor; Steve Arnst, 59, former mayor and commissioner and owner of an auto repair business; Jane Bolin, 42, an attorney; Michael Carn, 60, the incumbent and president of an economic advisory consulting practice; and Mitch Rosenwald, 47, a professor and program director at the School of Social Work, Barry University. Commissioner John Adornato’s seat is also on the ballot but he is term-limited and has to wait at least two years See RACE on page 13Deer eld rejects Waste Management bid; halts residential recycling By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach Recycling service is suspended here beginning Monday after city commissioners voted not to do business with Waste Management, the area’s largest handler of recycled materials. Mayor Bill Ganz cast the swing ‘no’ vote rejecting Waste Management’s contract, along with Vice Mayor Gloria Battle and Commissioner Bernie Parness. Ganz said Waste Management “is a glutinous monopoly that never should have been allowed.” In casting her ‘no’ vote, Battle said, “I have been stewing over this stuff . trying to make the decision best for the citizens. Now this company can give us the shaft. It makes me mad. I am tired of it.” In response to Waste Management’s assurance that it can educate residents on “clean recyclables,” Commissioner Bernie Parness said, “If the public hasn’t been educated, what makes you think they will learn now?” Following Monday’s decision, city administrators scrambled to put out news of the “temporary suspension” before the July Fourth holiday. Residents are asked to place all solid waste into the brown garbage carts. The blue recycling carts will not be serviced. The terms of the Waste Management Recycling contract were being called “unreasonable” by city administrators who had nevertheless recommended a four-month agreement with the waste Fourth funHarry Arcidiacono, a member of BSO’s Citizens on Patrol, offers a lollipop to a young patriot during Lauderdale-By-The-Sea’s Independence Day parade. [Staff]


2 The PelicanFriday, July 6, 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 By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – In an age when many people would rather just buy something new instead of getting something repaired or refurbished, Simon Coombs still makes a living extending the life of things. He’s one of several locals still offering an alternative to America’s throwaway consumer culture. “It has always been that way,” said Coombs, the cobbler at Cove Cleaners in Deerfield Beach. Coombs refurbishes shoes, but he can also repair purses, luggage, belts, and just about anything else. “We do quite a bit . there are so many things you can do with shoes,” said Coombs, who can work on any kind of shoe, from sneakers to stilettos. Replacing broken heels and worn-out soles are two of the more common services. Sometimes, customers have just fallen in love with a pair of shoes and don’t want to give them up. So, they come to him. “Comfort has a lot to do with it.” But often, it’s also about saving money. Coombs said it’s very practical for someone who spends hundreds of dollars or more on a pair of shoes or heels, as one of his current customers has, to bring them in and have them refurbished for a small fraction of the original cost. At Milbern’s Clipper Center in Lighthouse Point, re-sharpening shears and repairing electronic clippers also makes financial sense. Marge Boyd, who owns Milberns’s with her husband, Bill, said the demand for shaver repair has declined considerably since they bought the business in 1998. “The shaver business is gone, but the clipper business is still here,” said Marge. The manufacturers eliminated many local service companies and required warranty work to be done by the manufacturer. Cheaper products from other countries “almost [by itself] leads to a throwaway culture,” she added. She also attributes some of it to the younger generation, many of whom, In a throwaway society, some businesses still believe in xing thingsshe said, don’t know anything other than the throwaway culture. At uBreakiFix, an electronics repair shop in Pompano Beach, co-owner Alex Rylander has a shelf full of laptops, smart phones, headsets, game systems and even a talking stuffed animal that were brought in by some people in the younger generation. “I don’t turn down anything . I’ll fix anything with a power button. I fixed a lady’s Paul Mitchell hair dryer. It just needed some soldering,” he said. But, he said the young people who come in are the exceptions to the rule. “I think it sucks. We, as a culture, can do better.” Bruno Dividorio, manager at Ultra iPhone & Computer Repair in Deerfield Beach, calls it “the generation of fast food” because a lot of young people want the instant gratification of a new phone now instead of having to wait for a repair. Rylander and Dividorio offer free assessments of malfunctioning electronics, so there’s no risk in at least exploring the possibility of repairing something. It could turn out to be much cheaper to repair an old device than it is to replace it with a new one. “Most people don’t know if it’s worth it to fix it,” said Dividorio. Simon Coombs of Cove Cleaners in Deer eld Beach grinds down part of a heel. Coombs works at one of several business here where employees still makes a living extending the life of things. [Staff]What’s your business?Opening a new business? Is something new and big happening with your established business in one of our coverage areas? Let The Pelican know about it. Send an email to


The Pelican 3 Friday, July 6, Beach parking stickers now on sale in Deer eldDeerfield Beach – Beach parking stickers are now available for sale at the following sites: Constitution Park, 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, 445 SW 2 St., Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Pioneer Park Tennis Center, 222 NE 2 Ave., Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; The International Fishing Pier, 200 NE 21 Ave., Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and city hall, 150 NE 2 Ave., Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The stickers are $100 and are sold only to residents of Deerfield Beach. Purchaser must have a valid vehicle registration in the name of the applicant. For more information, call 954-480-6898. By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park – City officials will execute an agreement with Progressive Waste Solutions of FL, Inc. [Waste Connections of Florida] for solid waste disposal. The contract, approved at the commission meeting on June 20, will piggyback on a City of Deerfield Beach solid waste disposal contract. The terms of the new contract are $41.19 per ton for garbage and $37 per ton for bulk. The city currently has a contract, through an inter-Commission approves higher numbers for waste disposal, recycling contractslocal agreement with Broward County. Disposal rates are $44.12 for garbage and $32.47 for bulk. That contract expired on July 2. In related matters, commissioners approved executing an agreement with Broward County for household hazardous waste disposal and bulk and yard waste drop-off services. The cost of that agreement is $85,208 for hazardous waste disposal and $21,509 for bulk trash and yard waste drop-off. The sites that accept household hazardous waste are: 2281 NW 16 St., Pompano Beach, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bulk Trash and Yard Waste, 2700 Wiles Road, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Commissioners awarded a recycling processing contract to Waste Management, piggybacking on a Coral Springs contract. The city’s current rate is $51.15 per ton. The new rate is $82.86 per ton. Have an event for our calendar? Email The Pelican delivers to your home or business in our readership areas. Cost: $13.78 per year. Thank you for your subscription. It makes a di erence. Call 954-783-8700


4 The PelicanFriday, July 6, Don’t Forget to Check out our Gubernatorial forum nets four candidates By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Only four of the 27 Florida gubernatorial candidates showed up to the Governor Candidates Forum here on June 27. The absences were noted. State Senator Perry Thurston told the audience before the forum began, “Remember who shows up.” Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sponsored the event at the E. Pat Larkins Center. Suzette Speaks, the forum’s moderator, echoed Thurston’s remarks before introducing the candidates who did show up. Those in attendance were Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat; John Mercadante, a Republican; Kyle Gibson, no party affiliation; and Army veteran Bruce Nathan, a Republican. On illegal immigration and protecting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] individuals, Nathan said the law needs to be upheld. “People should come here the right way.” Gibson said that immigrants need to be treated fairly, regardless of which country they come from. Gillum said people need to stand up to politicians in Washington, D.C. on issues like immigration. Asked about race relations in regard to community interaction with the police, Nathan said, “There’s not that much of a problem.” Social media, he said, was getting people riled-up for no good reason. It was an answer many in the audience strongly rebuked. Gibson and Gillum said there needs to be better diversity training for police. There was agreement on some issues. All the candidates agreed that teacher pay needs to be improved. “Teachers are not getting paid enough,” said Mercadante. Gillum said he would raise the state’s corporate tax to fund increases in teacher pay. Restoration of voting rights for ex-felons and climate change were other areas of agreement. Nathan said he’s in favor of restoring the voting rights of ex-felons, but only individuals who were not in prison for violent offenses. “Everybody deserves a second chance. Every one of us has done something we didn’t get caught doing,” said Gibson. On climate change, Nathan said the state can’t do much to combat it but that efforts here should be focused on fixing other environmental problems, such as algae blooms. He suggested that as an alternative to solar power, other sources of energy, including bio-fuels, should be tapped. Mercadante also suggested alternative fuels while Gillum and Gibson talked about increasing solar and wind turbine output. The full list of this year’s candidates for state and federal offices can be found at candidates/canlist.asp. NathanMercandanteGillumGibsonBike Rodeo For KidsPompano Beach – Bicycle safety information, agility courses, and bicycle inspection will be part of the Bike Rodeo For Kids on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 Martin Luther King Blvd. The event is for children ages 5 to 12 and waivers must be signed in order for children to participate. Breakfast will also be served. Participants must bring their own bicycles. Call 954-786-4585 for more information.LBTS shopping center soldLauderdale-By-The-Sea – Seagrape Commons, 218 E. Commercial Blvd., has been sold for $6.75 million by Seagrape Commons, LLC to ACS 218, LLC. The mid-century modern style plaza, which was sold June 29, is the home of Billy Jack’s Shack, Vietnamese Grill, Dr. Juice, and Pump Sushi. The 37,027-square foot building also has retail space, office space on the second floor, and two residential units. “Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is popular year-round between locals and tourists. The town is coveted by commercial real estate investors as it is less affected by season. But opportunities to acquire signature assets like Seagrape Commons are extremely rare, with only a handful of trades occurring in the market,” wrote Jaime Sturgis, CEO of Native Realty, the firm that facilitated the sale, in an email to The Pelican “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to facilitate the sale of this iconic property.”


The Pelican 5 Friday, July 6, Input sought by school district on new DBMS principal Deerfield Beach – There will be a meeting of parents and interested community members Wednesday, July 11 at 6 p.m. at Deerfield Beach Middle School for county school officials to gather input on the qualities preferred in the school’s next principal. Francine Baugh, principal since 2012, has been assigned to Millennium, a 6 to 12 grade collegiate prep school in Tamarac. Baugh came to Deerfield Middle from Deerfield Beach High school where she was the assistant principal. DBMS Intern Principal Ryan Atwood invites the community to participate in the discussion. A new principal will be named before the start of the school year. Broward County cities, Sievers said Deerfield Beach has been by far his favorite. “It was so hard to make this decision,” he said. “But I couldn’t find a reason not to.” Sievers said he and his wife Sharon, an airline stewardess, had always planned to retire further up Florida’s coast and had visited Ormond Beach, a 36-square-mile city between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine, several times. Their daughters attend Florida State University in Tallahassee and the move will put them closer to their girls. Ormond Beach has four fire stations; firefighters/ EMTs answer about 8,000 calls a year. But, Sievers said, developers are finding the area and he foresees some changes in the department due to growth. Said Mayor Bill Ganz after Sievers’ announcement, “You were the finest . You made SieversContinued from page 1 this a better place.” Sievers leaves here Aug. 10 and reports to his Ormond Beach job Aug. 13. At age 59, he has been in the fire service for 40 years and with BSO for 15 moving up through the ranks in Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Cooper City and at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport before being assigned here, BSO’s largest department.Wilton Manors Friends host Summer Book FairWilton Manors – The Friends of the Wilton Manors Library will host its 2018 Summer Book Fair on Saturday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Hagen Park Community Center, 2020 Wilton Drive. There will be more than 4,000 fiction and non-fiction used books, videos and music CDs for adults and children offered to the public for a requested donation of no more than $1 per item. Book topics range from fiction bestsellers and cookbooks to history, health and the arts. Money raised from the sale of items is used to help fund items and programs at the city’s public library. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 954-566-9019. BSO Fire ghter Michael Blaine provides guidance as Alani gets her rst paddleboard/ocean experience.[Courtesy]What’s your business?Opening a new business? Is something new and big happening with your established business in one of our coverage areas? Let The Pelican know about it. Send an email to


6 The PelicanFriday, July 6, 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 Editor-in-chief Michael d Oliviera Graphics: Rachel Ramirez Windsheimer € Website: David Ginsberg Classi eds: Anne Siren, Jeanne McVicker Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik, 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 27 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Membership in a civic or service club is so important to our neighborhoods and the worldBy Anne SirenPUBLISHERThe following was written by Martin Niemller (1892–1984), a protestant pastor who spent seven years in a Nazi concentration camps. He was released by the U.S. Army. He died in 1984, ironically the title of George Orwell’s novel, 1984 The poem: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. That’s where civic and service clubs pick up the slack. They speak for children; they fight disease; they support education; they save mothers and children; they provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene and much more. Kiwannis has over 600,000 members throughout the globe with a focus on children. Rotary has over 1.2 million members throughout the globe with a broad purpose on health, clean water, education and peace. Exchange Club has 21,000 members with a mission to stop child abuse. Lions Club has over 1.4 million men and women with five global areas: vision, hunger, the environment, childhood cancer and diabetes. Soroptomist Club is for business and professional women who work for peace, and in particular to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Zonta International seeks to provide opportunities for women through a number of educational programs and awards. None of the clubs above espouses any particular religion, race or gender preference. Most of the members in these clubs create strong and lasting friendships. Often those friendships are born from a community project that benefits the community in some way: planting trees; delivering dictionaries; rebuilding damaged homes and supporting other groups in their own communities with funding. These and other club members stand up for persons who have no one else to stand up for them. These club members understand that banding together as one, they can make a bigger difference than any single person can. For those who believe in the idea that helping others now will make a difference for many, a service club could be a good choice. The only warning is to not join blindly; persons in these clubs are considered leaders in the community who demonstrate responsibility in all areas on membership. And they make a difference. Deer eld Beach is in “good hands,” says readerLast week, the City of Deerfield Beach held three nights of budget workshops; I want to thank the City for opening up the workshops to the public and for allowing input at the close of each meeting. I know and understand the intensity and time it takes to put all the pieces and monies in place. What I heard those three nights from each department reaffirms how much thought went into plans to nurture and encourage a better way of life for all of us living in this city. Prosperity guaranteed. These workshops have proven to me and I hope to others that the city is in “good hands.” I personally want to send thanks to all the hardworking staff out in the field and to each of the department heads and their staffs. Kudos, too, to all the staff responsible for the new organizational chart. This stated philosophy provides the opportunity for all departments to work in concert with each other with one common goal: to provide the best possible experiences for the residents served and not according to four separate districts, but addressing the overall quality of life for the entire city! Cohesiveness proven. Residents have the opportunity to attend a multitude of meetings and workshops, to read specific department newsletters, to read an abundance of newsprint articles and notices, to receive loads of electronic media news. Thank you public affairs and marketing. Open Communication certified. And to City Manager Hanson, your leadership in working together with the commission and city staff is as strong, capable and committed as it ever has been. Your creative abilities and plans always focus on responsible and impactful sustainable growth of the City, with the citizenry always in mind. Thank you for your boundless and selfless dedication to our City and its residents. Very special thanks to Mayor Ganz, Vice Mayor Battle, and Commissioners Drosky, Miller and Parness, whose care and concern for this wonderful city are never self-serving; rather you are bound together by a mutual desire to make Deerfield Beach the best it can be now and into the future. Each of you has performed an incredible public service with dignity, transparency, and exceptionally wise decision-making. As you go forward to another year of matching goals and budget figures, I thank each and every one of you who comprise the city “Tribe” for collectively helping to make living each day in the city a happier day. -Emily M. Lilly a proud and grateful DFB Resident Plenty of art opportunities, but only when the paperwork is doneLocal artists missing out on public art fundingFormer Dist. 4 commissioner Ed Phillips said the city needs to do more to include local artists in the contracts it awards for public art. “I noticed that because we’re a cultural community there seems to be a lot of people getting contracts, making money on murals,” said Phillips at the June 26 city commission meeting. “What I suggest to this august board is that you do outreach with the spirit of inclusion so the other folks, within my neighborhood, Dist. 4 and others, can make some of that money doing murals,” he continued. In an email to The Pelican Laura Atria, the city’s public art program manager, said all the city’s public art projects are available to bid through its online system. She encouraged artists or anyone else interested in being included in the process to sign-up on the “Artists Network” page – pages/artist_network. “This is the best way to find out what is going on in Public Art and be included in Calls to Artists,” wrote Atria. Artists can also learn about other projects in other cities across Florida and the rest of the country by visiting –Michael d’OliveiraThe Broward Supervisor of Elections urges all citizens to register for the Aug. 28 primary and Nov. 6 elections. Deadlines for Aug. 28 is July 29. Deadline for Nov. 6 is Oct. 8. For vote-by-mail forms, call 954-357-7050, ext. 2. To read about the persons making a difference in this week’s Pelican please see page 16.


The Pelican 7 Friday, July 6, CHURCH DIRECTORY By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFGladys Hoffman Carls’s son, Henry Hoffman, Jr. wrote about her early life. Gladys was born on Aug. 18, 1909 to Rose and Jack Kron. She attended school in Astoria, New York. Her dad died when she was just 11 and she was sent to live with her grandmother while her mother worked. After high school, Gladys attended Packard Secretarial School in Manhattan, that led to a job with New York Edison Co. It was there that she met and married her boss, Henry Hoffmann in 1931. The Hoffmans had two sons, Henry Jr. and Richard. They lived in Flushing, N.Y. during the great depression. Alice learned all the tricks of stretching their income to support the family. She taught her sons to be self sufficient and was active in their school and scouting activities. Summers were spent in Rockaway Point where her sons fished and learned to clean and cook their catch. In 1948 Henry became comptroller and assistant treasurer to the Nestle Company. His job moved the family to Colorado Springs, Colorado and after three years back to White Plains, N.Y. The transitions were made easy by Gladys’s outgoing, pleasant nature and her ability to make friends and fit into a community. In a lovely home in Chappaqua, the Hoffmanns became empty nesters. The Korean War called the boys. Henry joined the U.S. Navy and Richard became a Marine.Memories from Gladys herself“Our life in Chappaqua for 17 years was packed with activities and friends. After four years the boys came home, married and grandchildren began to appear. “When Henry was sent to Switzerland to set up a pension plan for Nestle, I went along for a two month stay…very exciting for a girl from Astoria. “When Henry retired in 1969, he wanted to settle in a warm climate. We bought a condo in Pompano Beach. Life was good. We took at least 25 cruises, enjoyed activities with friends and loved our involvement in the First Presbyterian Church. On our 50th anniversary we flew John Knox Village lost its oldest resident, Gladys Carls, 108, who kept her stylish manners, whether on international trips or riding the blimp at 96to California, took a train thru’ the Rockies to visit Richard in Colorado. Henry passed away in 1981. “I remained very active in the church and with friends. I met Ernest Carls and in December of 1985, we married. Living on the ocean and on the Intracoastal was wonderful but in 1991 we decided to move into John Knox Village to unburden our families from the responsibilities of our future. “Somewhere along the line I got to ride in the blimp. I was told I had to climb a swaying ladder to get in so I prepared by routinely climbing the stairs in my building at the age of 96. Ernie and I traveled to Europe. I lost him in 2005. I remained active in Village life, swimming in the pool, playing bridge, dominoes, attending church and performances in the auditorium. When people ask how I have managed to have such a long life, I say, “Accept change, keep a positive attitude, and enjoy three square meals each day.” Gladys is survived by her two sons, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Gladys Hoffman Carls died on June 22.


8 The PelicanFriday, July 6, Wilton Manors passes generator ordinance for multi-family residencesHurricane season By Katina Caraganis PELICAN WRITERWilton Manors – When Hurricane Irma tore through Broward last September, things must have been pretty scary for one resident on the third floor of the Metropolitan apartments when the power went out. That outage left one wheel-chair-bound resident at the mercy of others. The others came. They carried the resident down two flights of stairs where he rode out the storm with a friend. The Metropolitan is a luxury apartment complex in Wilton Manors. But “luxury” can take on a new definition in an emergency. Commissioner Tom Green may have had that in mind when he requested his fellow commissioners to approve a new law that would require that all new multi-story dwellings to have at least one elevator and one generator on site in case of an emergency or natural disaster. The ordinance, which passed on June 26, requires all new residential buildings, two stories or higher, must have at least one public elevator capable of operating on an alternate power source over a seven-day period. The generator must be able to operate the building’s fire alarm system and interior lobby lights. Additionally, an emergency operation plan must be drafted to detail operations before, during and after a natural disaster. Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Nick Berry asked commissioners to alter the ordinance to apply only to buildings with multiple stories where tenants take elevators to the ground floor. Berry said this ordinance would not apply to a building with a small number of units where a person has direct entry to a residence. Paul Rolli, the president of the Central Area Neighborhood Association, urged commissioners to think about the cost to the developer to include a generator in a project. “We talk about affordable housing and this makes it pretty unaffordable,” he said. Even with the change, Berry said, he feels the ordinance is too strict and should apply only to buildings with more than eight or 10 units. Deer eld BeachNew land ll rising at Monarch HillConstruction of a 23-acre landfill at Waste Management’s Monarch Hill site has begun. The new waste mound is being built at the northwest corner of Powerline Road and Green/ Wiles Road and consists of a liner, topped by several layers of material and two feet of sand. It is surrounded by retention ponds. Waste Management representative Barbara Herrera told commissioners last week that as the “cell” fills it will look like the south mound which is grass covered. She said trees at the intersection will provide a “dense visual buffer” to the mound. The eight existing cells are nearly at capacity requiring construction of the new cell which can be built to a height of 225 feet. Most cells have a five-year life but that can be shortened if storms leave behind a lot of debris, Herrera said. Judy Wilson Deer eld Beach Community unites to give young cancer patient an “awesome” day Twelve -year-old Alani Bonuelos had a dreams do come true moment last week. She sat on a paddleboard and swam in the ocean, assisted by a team from Ocean Rescue and BSO firefighters and deputies. The Chicago girl is battling bone and lung cancer and has completed five rounds of chemotherapy. Her mom Mireya Banuelos said, “She has been through so much. We’re here to give her this moment of happiness and love. You will never understand what this means to our daughter.” Alani’s newfound friends declared her “Queen for a Day,” and like a queen she was treated royally by beach business owners at Kilwin’s, Bilabong and the Whale’s Rib. As for Bonuelos, she found the experience hard to talk about. “I have no words to describe it,” she said. But using the vernacular of her age group, she did find her voice. “So cool,” she said. “Awesome.” Judy Wilson BSO Fire ghter Michael Blaine provides guidance as Alani Bonuelos gets her rst paddleboard/ocean experience. [Right] Alani enjoys a cool drink after the ocean experience. [Courtesy] By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – For 30 years, Ann Scharf has watched her son, Lee Scharf, come a long way as an athlete. “Lee has Down syndrome. He’s been is Special Olympics since he was ten years old and he just turned 40. He loves participating.” Basketball, soccer, skiing, bowling, paddle boarding, surfing and swimming, as a member of the Pompano Piranhas swim team, Lee participates in them all.Walk On Water organizers want to reel in another big catch for Special Olympics See OLYMPICS on page 23Lee Scharf [Right] with fellow swimmer Julie Finlon. [Courtesy]


The Pelican 9 Friday, July 6, Officially named the Ocean Park Beach Residences, the development of the 0.62-acre site features two towers that are 22 floors and 230 feet high each; each floor would have only one unit which would be 2,500 square feet. Developers estimate that the units would sell for about $800 per square foot. Developers say they’re trying to bring something unique to this city. “We’re trying to be creative in what can be done,” said Nino Griego, project architect. “We’re committed to building something. We’re committed to enhancing the area . to attract a certain kind of [wealthy] buyer,” said developer Tomas Sinisterra, who recently donated $5,000 to pay for chamBeachContinued from page 1pionship rings for the Blanche Ely men’s basketball team. Currently, the property is zoned RM-45 Multiple Family Residences. But the only way to build as high as developers want is to rezone to Planned Development Infill [PD-I]. According to the city’s zoning code, PD-I was established to allow high-quality, mixed-use development on “relatively small sites.” But, that development has to be compatible with the existing development that surrounds it. According to the minutes from the December Planning and Zoning meeting, city staff determined that the project did not meet the requirements to justify rezoning to PD-I. The Planning and Zoning Board also voted 6-0 to reject the proposal. Tracy Scheppske, vice president of Keith and Associates, the engineering firm working with the developers, said the towers would have a very low impact on the surrounding neighborhood. “This isn’t 500 units up in the air.” But the residents who spoke out against the project on June 28, said the “unique” project would ruin the existing uniqueness of their neighborhood. Janet Roy said the area, which consists of a lot of single family homes, is unique because it’s not surrounded by high rises.” Molly Moor said it would negatively impact the scenic view of the beach from A1A. Some residents called the design beautiful, but said they just could not accept something that high. Sandra Von Staden said the people who live in the surrounding neighborhood have successfully fought every developer who wanted to build higher than 105 feet. She also criticized developers for not making any major changes to the proposal since it was rejected by the Planning and Zoning Board. “This feels like Groundhog Day,” she said, referring to the Bill Murray movie where a man repeats the same day over and over. “You’re obviously not listening . the people don’t want it.” Scheppske said the meeting was set up by the developers to engage with residents. In an effort to try and persuade the residents of what they could get if they don’t want the two towers, developers showed a rendering of a more traditional, block-style apartment building. Griego said the point of showing both designs was to demonstrate “there is a public benefit of good design.” Residents said they didn’t believe developers would ever build the more traditional one and called it a threat to get them to accept the one preferred by developers. “It looks like a prison,” said one resident. “That’s just a scare tactic,” said another. “We can build this building right now,” said Sinisterra. “Good. Go for it,” responded one resident. The Ocean Park Beach Residences [rendering above] has been called beautiful by some residents. But the project’s proposed height is too much for neighbors to accept. [Courtesy]


10 The PelicanFriday, July 6, The Pelican is now o cially on sale at your local Publix/Walgreen stores10¢ at checkoutThank you, Pelican Readers Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people making a difference. Phyllis’s book, China Dahl, is available on Call 954-7838700. MAKING A DIFFERENCEDeer eld Beach Historical Society honors retired dentist Ira Wechterman for his dedication to Deer eld Island Park By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFBrimming with enthusiasm and energy, Ira Wechterman is the founder and president of Friends of Deerfield Island Park, Inc. [DIP], once owned briefly by gangster, Al Capone. And now thanks to Ira’s advocacy, this 56-acre, nature-oriented park is fast becoming a recreational island that will offer environmental education to visitors and be forever green for future generations. Recently named a Mountain Mover by the Deerfield Beach Historical Society, Director Emily Lilly says, “He has a passion for nature and his surroundings. Ira is unstoppable when it comes to telling the public about Deerfield Island Park, what it has to offer and what’s planned for the future. Although many people were familiar with the Island, Ira’s limitless energies spread far and wide so that the Island is now a destination like never before, even for the locals.” “I’m a lifelong lover of nature and animals, but because of allergies, I couldn’t become a veterinarian. I became a dentist instead,” he says. “My family lived in Bronx, New York. There was a riding academy at the end of my street; I rode horses from the age of 12 to 18, often leading group night rides. “I practiced dentistry in Long Island. We bought a condo as a vacation home in Deerfield Beach to be near our daughter. When I retired we moved into the condo and I did a lot of sailing which I still do. And I stared at the island from my balcony, fantasizing about it. And that’s how DIP became my obsession.”About Deer eld Island Park With twinkling eyes, Ira says, “The story goes that Capone would come up from Miami to have dinner at a restaurant called Riverview. It had a reputation for being a sporty spot with seductive girls, good food and gambling. He spotted the peninsula across the river and bought it. He never moved in because he got caught up in major tax problems. Deerfield Beach foreclosed on the property for non payment of taxes. The Army Corps of engineers used dredged material to build up the island as it is today. When developers of Royal Palm Yacht Club dredged a canal connecting the Hillsboro River with the Intracoastal Waterway, there was a legal battle. The island was turned over to Broward Parks Department. In 1969 the Florida Inland Navigation Department [FIND] granted a 99-year agreement to the State Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund [TIIF] to establish a waterside public [Left] Dr. Ira Wechterman leads a group through Deer eld Island Park. [Top] Ira sits astride a 1,400 pound lawn sculpture of a tortoise that he hopes to transport to DIP for children to enjoy on their visit to the natural paradise. [Bottom] Well-hatted, Ira’s hat protects him from the Florida sun. [Courtesy] See DEERFIELD BEACH ISLAND PARK on page 11 Pelican seeks Purple Heart recipientsIn honor of Purple Heart Day [Aug. 7], The Pelican will feature local U.S. military veterans who were wounded and received the Purple Heart. Veterans who are interested in being part of The Pelican’s story should call Michael d’Oliveira at 954-783-8700 or send an email to editor. buoys installed o Deer eld BeachDeerfield Beach – Broward County completed the installation of eight mooring buoys off the shore of Deerfield Beach recently. The buoys were installed as a joint project by the Natural Resources Planning and Management Division, Ocean Watch Foundation, Florida Boating Improvement Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. This project is designed to lessen the harmful effects of anchor damage on our coral reef resources. It also encourages safe and maintained moorings for the boating public who visit offshore reefs. For coordinates of these mooring buoys, contact the city’s coastal and waterway coordinator, Patrick Bardes, at pbardes@deerfield-beach. com.


The Pelican 11 Friday, July 6, 2018pelicannewspaper.comThese drinks raise money for kids’ summer camp By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFOakland Park – Stephanie Frost likes to joke that she’s “drinking for the children.” That’s why she started Pints With Purpose, to raise money for various causes that benefit children in need. Originally, Frost, who lives in Deerfield Beach, started the South Florida chapter of The Barman’s Fund, a national organization that encourages bartenders to donate their tips to charity. But, because she was organizing events where a portion of each beer sale is donated to charity, she founded Pints With Purpose, something closer to her type of fundraising. A former bartender, Frost studied social work in New Orleans. Pints With Purpose allows her to combine her two loves: beer and beneficence. “I always wanted to feel like I was doing more than just getting people drunk for a living,” she said. She added that the beer makes it “more fun” than a normal fundraiser. The latest Pints With Purpose was held on June 18 at Tenth Level Tavern in Oakland Park. Frost, along with Island Water Sports and the Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach raised $556 in donations and $400 in raffle tickets. The money will be used to send children to the summer surf and skate camps run by Island Water Sports. The children chosen are ones whose parents or guardians are unable to afford the camps. Linsey Cottrell, a member of Kiwanis and co-owner of Island Water Sports, said “it just seems like a natural fit” for Kiwanis, Island Water Sports, and Pints With Purpose to work together to fund the scholarships. Frost estimated that the money raised will send five or six kids to the camps. “Everything we do is for children. Our main goal is to help children,” said Kerri Gordon, president of the Kiwanis Club of Deerfield park. In 1970, FIND leased the park to Broward County under a 95-year lease. Since then, the island has been designated as a passive recreational and nature study area, an urban wilderness area and an official Gopher Tortoise refuge area. It was recertified in 2012. Ira says, “The island is accessed by a free ferry out of Sullivan Park on Saturday and Sunday. The care-taker’s cottage will soon be opened as a year-round nature center thanks to a grant of $85,000 from J.M. Family Enterprises. $45,000 of the grant will be used to create an AVA walkway and help to fund the nature center exhibits.” Currently the island is managed by the Broward County Parks and Recreation Department with Katherine Hendrickson as the manager of the DIP. The island is a migratory stop for birds so it is an attraction to bird watchers who try to spot them coming south and going north. It is also a Gopher Tortoise Refuge with at least 25 boroughs [homes]. Other species share these homes including Boroughing Owls. Ira describes the island as a “hodge podge of native and invasive species. We are working to control the growth of these invasive plants and turn it into a nature lover’s paradise.” Continuing, he beams, “I am personally happy that the Friends of Deerfield Island Park [FODIP] have helped other community organizations realize the true value of what this island park can mean to our city. I see Deerfield Island Park to our city as Gumbo Limbo is to Boca Raton.” Ira’s current challenge is to bring a lawn sculpture, Tony the 1,400 pound tortoise, to DIP. He envisions children sitting on it, as he as done, for a fun photo taken on their visits to this natural paradise. For a look at Deerfield Island Park visit the website at To join, email info@ Thank you, Ira Wechterman and Friends of Deerfield Island Park for your contributions in making this island a city asset and point of pride. Deer eld Beach Island ParkContinued from page 10 See PINTS on page 15 Stephanie Frost and Linsey Cottrell show off the soon-to-be-sold raf e tickets which will raise money for Pints With Purpose. [Staff]


12 The PelicanFriday, July 6, By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN WRITERSpanx The Hog Saloon147 S. Cypress Rd. Pompano Beach, FL 954-590-8342 Open Daily 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.Located within walking distance of Pompano Beach City Hall and the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Spanx the Hog remains the destination of choice for BBQ aficionados. “We opened the saloon next door right after Hurricane Irma,” says gregarious co-owner Donna Pushinsky who runs the business with her husband, Spanky Caffro. “And then in March, we finally obtained our full liquor license.” These serial restaurateurs and true culinary artists have built a strong reputation for providing some of the best BBQ in Broward. But to add an extra dimension to the dining experience, the duo decided to annex the space next door for a flair-drenched, western-style saloon. The dcor is truly a sight to behold with a seemingly endless supply of country-themed bibelots, curios, artwork and artifacts. They include mounted buffalo heads, haystacks, saddle bar stools, steer horns, barrel tables, wagon wheels, native American paintings and animal pelts to name but a few. In fact, the cornucopia of Wild West Americana creates an unmistakable ambiance that transports guests to that bygone era of frontiersmen, cattle drives, cowboys, gold rushes and the travails of the early settlers . but with all the 21st century amenities. “We offer great late-night food, live entertainment and most sports packages on 21 flat screen TVs,” states Donna with a hint of pride. “We also have 2 pool tables, steel tip darts, fully-loaded juke box, foosball table, a boxing machine, virtual hunting and even Golden Tee golf.” And the activities do not end there as Spanx Saloon hosts pool league nights on Mondays and Thursdays, Texas Hold’em poker Wednesdays/Fridays/Sundays, and the always popular Classic Car Cruisin’ in the parking lot Pompano Beach’s BBQ specialist Spanx The Hog adds friendly Western saloon to the menuThe famous chicken wings, fresh-cut fries and fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs [above] are always crowd pleasers. [Right] A few members of the Spanx crew – Donna Pushinsky, Brianna Caffro, Alex Lunsman, and Toni Caffro. [Staff photos] See SPANX on page 13


The Pelican 13 Friday, July 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday evenings. “We are truly a great neighborhood restaurant and now a bar as well,” asserts Donna. “We are so grateful for the support we have received from the community over the years. Our customers are like family to us.” And when visiting the saloon, patrons are encouraged to sample the ethereal BBQ specialties being prepared in the on-site smoker at the adjacent Spanx The Hog eatery. Flavorful baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked turkey breast, pulled chicken, Spanky’s world famous Cheesesteak, enormous hand-made burgers and the mouthwatering kielbasa-like SpanxContinued from page 12The authentic Western vibe at Spanx is unmistakable, and anyone can join the pool league or just show up for a fun game with fr iends.Texas sausage are just a few of the house specialties not to be missed. Other great Southern delights include fried okra, gooey mac n’ cheese, sweet corn nuggets with honey drizzle, fried spicy dill pickles, sweet potato fries with homemade sticky sauce and, of course, the inimitable smoked chicken wings. “Everything is made inhouse, including our many varieties of BBQ sauce,” says Donna. “And we are happy to host large groups or even provide catering service for special occasions.” Just about everything on the menu is under $13 with a host of daily specials. There is also $5.99 lunch special. Happy hour runs from 12 to 7 p.m. daily with great deals such as $3.50 well drinks and $12 beer buckets. There is a large selection of beer and wines along with specialty drinks, including the refreshing gin-laden watermelon lemonade. Police, firefighters, and veterans are entitled to a 10 percent discount. Enjoy!Malcolm McClintock holds an MBA and has lived in Thailand, Spain, France, Mexico, Canada and the US where he has developed a deep appreciation for world gastronomy. before he can run again. Edward Mossa, listed in last week’s Pelican as a candidate, named a treasurer for his campaign on Thursday and then withdrew the same day. He did not qualify to run, according to the city clerk. Voters in Oakland Park also will be asked if they support $40 million in general obligation bonds for improving city facilities. -Judy Vik RaceContinued from page 1Pelican delivered. $13.78. One Year.Call 954-783-8700.


14 The PelicanFriday, July 6, leadership to tackle the issue, both men spoke about what the city has done and what it needs to do. Hardin said the Broward Outreach Center on Blount CandidatesContinued from page 1 Pompano Beach mayoral candidate Rex HardinRoad, a homeless assistance shelter, is the result of “leadership we took years ago.” He also cited the two Broward Sherriff’s Office [BSO] deputies who are dedicated to the homeless population. Hardin expressed sympathy and a desire to help individuals looking for a “hand up” but not those looking for a “handout.” BSO, he added, needs more resources to help alleviate the problem. Sobel said the city has done “virtually nothing.” He said the number of deputies dedicated to the homeless was Pompano Beach mayoral candidate Michael Sobel four, not two. He also said the city needs to pour $3 million into the problem and focus on counseling and affordable housing, with an emphasis on military veterans. Asked about affordable housing specifically by one resident, both candidates supported adding more in this city and the rest of South Florida. Sobel said the city needs to get creative. He cited an idea suggested by officials in San Francisco: using old Navy vessels to house homeless individuals. Hardin said that affordable housing projects, such as Habitat For Humanity, give people a “stake in the community” through home ownership. The mayoral and commission elections are Nov. 6. Mayoral candidates Debresia Nathel Lesane and Cynthia Floyd were not invited to the forum. Moss said he scheduled the forum before they filed. “I found out [they were running] when The Pelican article was published [June 29].” Asked if he tried to invite them after he found out, “I should have.” He added that he would be happy to have the candidates who did not attend come speak at a future meeting of the Palm Aire – Cypress Bend Democratic Club. Also at the forum were the candidates for Florida House Dist. 92 and Broward School Board Dist. 7. Running for the Dist. 92 seat are Rep. Patricia Hawkins-Williams, the incumbent, and her challenger, Paulette Armstead. Dist. 92 includes portions of Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Oakland Park. Since both women are Democrats and there is no Republican candidate, the winner of the Aug. 28 primary will be elected to the seat. Voters who are registered Republican or independent can vote in the primary. Armstead, a former St. Petersburg detective who challenged Hawkins-Williams in 2016, said she would work with law enforcement. She Dist. 92 candidate Patricia HawkinsWilliams also talked about improvements in affordable housing and services for seniors. Patricia Hawkins-Williams criticized Armstead for not being from Dist. 92. “I did not hear her say she was born [here]. I have a heart for Dist. 92,” she said. On criticism that she hasn’t done much in Tallahassee, Hawkins-Williams said she can’t get much done when the Republicans control the legislature. “It’s very hard for us to get anything done . Muhammad Ali never won all his fights.” Asked by Siren if either See CANDIDATES on page 15


The Pelican 15 Friday, July 6, candidate would take money from the sugar industry, Hawkins-Williams said she has and Armstead said she would not. Both said they would fight to protect the Everglades. CandidatesContinued from page 14Dist. 92 candidate Paulette Armstead Siren also asked if the candidates would favor getting rid of the law that prevents local governments from taking action on gun control. Both expressed support for a repeal of the pre-emption. Currently, local officials can be fined and removed from office if they try to pass regulations related to firearms. Several cities have filed a lawsuit to overturn the law.School boardRunning For the School Board Dist. 7 race are incumbent Nora Rupert, and challengers Mike Olbel and Hubert St. Clair. Rupert and Olbel were at the forum but not St. Clair. Moss said he was not aware St. Clair was a candidate at the time he scheduled the forum. As the CEO of Team Saving Our Youth, an organization which assists students and families, Olbel said he’s “been supporting Broward County Schools from the outside.” He stated that too much emphasis is on every student going to college. Olbel said he wants every student to have a good career after high school but that not everyone should go to college; some students are possibly breaking up the school system into more manageable pieces, Rupert and Olbel said they would not. Rupert said she would bring back area offices, a system she said used to make each area within the school system operate more efficiently. Sobel brought up the issue of the $800 million in bonds, approved in 2014 for capital improvement projects countywide. Many of the promised projects have yet to be completed. Olbel said it comes down to a lack of preparation on the part of the school system. “We’ve got to hold these people accountable,” he said. Rupert blamed Superintendent Robert Runcie. “He failed to execute our vision.” Former city commissioner Ed Phillips, a candidate for Dist. 4, said the failure of the bond issue may jeopardize teachers getting more pay.Dist. 7 School Board candidate Nora Rupert Dist. 7 School Board candidate Mike Olbel better suited for technical or trade schools. Rupert said she’s fought “for our kids” and she’s secured funding to provide dental care for students. She has also worked on solutions that don’t cost taxpayers any money, such as encouraging residents and business owners to volunteer at and invest in their local schools. Asked by Siren about Beach. “We’ve always been happy to help. It’s a great program.” Previous funds raised have paid for art supplies, household items, musical instruments, food, and more. In 2017, funds were used to buy six iPad Minis for nonverbal students. Joey Camissa, owner of Tenth Level Tavern, said events like Pints With Purpose bring in a type of crowd that doesn’t usually come in to his establishment. He supplies the venue and the beer, and although he doesn’t make as much money off each beer as he normally would, “you’ve got to do something to help.” To learn more about Pints With Purpose, visit https:// or on Facebook at pintswithpurpose PintsContinued from page 11 e Pelican thrives on subscribers. We want you to subscribe. 954-783-8700 The Pelican is now o cially on sale at your local Publix/Walgreen stores10 cents at checkoutThank you, Pelican Readers


16 The PelicanFriday, July 6, The places we go; the things we do Ocean Conservation DayOakland Park This city and its partner, Stoked On Salt, host Ocean Conservation Day on Friday, July 13 from 4 to 10 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Hwy. Fifty ocean and marine conversation groups will discuss the state of the ocean, conservation and state of the coral reefs. The event is for all ages. The day includes a food court, cash bar, culinary arts showcase and ocean safety. There will be booths of artists, crafts and interactive activities. A free movie caps the night at 8:30 p.m.Briefs Financial support for non-pro ts and charities bring smiles to organizers and volunteers Rotarians honor a newcomer for the time he gives othersMarcos Liberato is the Deer eld Beach Rotary Club Volunteer of the Year. By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach In little over two years, a young businessman from Brazil has proven his worth to the local Rotary Club. Last week he was named Volunteer of the Year. Marcos Liberato, 31, came to South Florida from Sao Paulo with his wife Carolina to start a Montasorri school. Although he holds a degree in engineering and a masters in business, he chose education for his new venture, opening a school in Tivoli Park. “I wanted to have my own business . one that helps people.” The school enrolls about 75 students in grades one through six and employs 11 people. He learned about Rotary from a friend’s dad who is a longtime member and suggested he attend a meeting. So he went online and contracted club secretary Val Hackett. “I thought it was a long shot that he would show up,” Hackett said. “But he did, and soon joined and began to volunteer every time we called for help organizing events. “He has a busy schedule at the school but manages to fit in all the Rotary activities and brings his wife to help as well.” Avis Swenson, like Hackett, a Rotarian at the center of the club’s events said, “Marcos is always the first one to help and bring friends to lend a hand,” Swenson said.” He is at every event and is in his second year as a Rotary Board director. He takes that very seriously .” Liberato doesn’t confine his willingness to volunteer to Rotary charities. For the past two years he has collected clothes for the Kiwanis Christmas in July project and when Deerfield Park Elementary School students and teachers celebrated the school’s “B” ranking in statewide test scores, he and his wife served the snow cones and popcorn. Also receiving recognition at the club’s annual installation dinner held at the Wyndham were officers for the coming year: Second term President Joel Ziegler, President-elect Michel Khoury, Treasurer Brian Handleman, Secretary Hackett, and directors Swenson and Marcela Lenaburg. The club holds luncheon meetings on Tuesdays at the Deer Creek Country Club and a monthly happy hour at various locations in Deerfield Beach. Democrats to host League of Women VotersPompano Beach The North Broward Democratic Club meets on July 18 at 7 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Center, 1801 NE 6 St. This month, members of the League of Women Voters will discuss the “many” amendments on the Florida ballot voters will have to face in August and November. Democrats will also host the annual Labor Day picnic at Community Park on Sept. 3. For details, call 954 683 7789. By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFThings happen to many persons and families along the way of life; plans don’t always work out in a perfect manner. And to that point there are many groups, both service and charitable, who step in for those unexpected events. Special Olympics steps in to provide coaching for numerous sports for persons who have disabilities. Broward Sheriff’s Office steps in to provide a Christmas Extravaganza for clients at Broward Children’s Center. Safe Haven steps in for mothers who cannot keep their newborn babies. Last month, Rotary Club of Pompano distributed $38,100 to 22 organizations in support of their work for the community. Ted Hasle, past Rotary president, sums up the collective pride that this club shares when the checks are distributed. Says Hasle, “It’s the idea of ‘Service above Self.’ I live by this motto. I am part of a team effort, but not just my club; we have the support of Rotary International, basically the whole world of Rotarians are behind us. I trust Rotary exclusively to use the funds we raise in the best way— everything from cleft palate surgeries to clean water wells in Africa and Haiti.” The following groups received funds: 4 Kids 2,000; A Safe Haven for Newborns $1,500; Boys & Girls Club Christmas party $1,500; BSO Back to School $3,000; Canine Assisted Therapy $1,000; Doreen Gauthier LHP Library $1,000; Crystal Lakes Middle School Robotics team $1,000; Dynamoes $3,000; Family Central, $1,000; Flite Center, $2,000; Guatemala Tomorrow and Water global grant $4,000; Honor Flight $1,600; M.U.S.I.C. $1,000; Pompano Beach Piano Competition $1,500; Refurbish Dan Witt Park $1,000; Pompano Beach Middle School robotics team $1,000; Sample McDougald Educational program $2,000; Shelter Box $2,000; Special Olympics $2,000 and Woodhouse matching grant for bus, $3,000. Earlier this year, the club distributed $24,000 for local student college scholarships. For more details about this club, call 954-783-8700.Pam Sargent and Doreen Gauthier accept $1,000 for the Doreen Gauthier Lighthouse Point Library. [Courtesy] Hamish Reed accepts a check for $2,000 on behalf of 4 Kids, a group that provides homes for children. Club President Gene Pridemore presents Susan Crabtree with Rotarian of the Year Award. Not pictured is Deborah Dora, who was also named Rotarian of the Year.Local ball players need helpRecently, the Pompano Mustangs 10U All-Star team won second place in the state tournament in Tampa. Now, the team, part of Pompano Beach Baseball, needs financial help to get to the Regional Tournament in Deer Park, Texas – July 26 to 29. The money raised will be used for team expenses. The goal is to raise $15,000. Pompano Beach Baseball is a 501(c) (3) organization. To donate, visit or call Gonzalez at 954-5408429.


The Pelican 17 Friday, July 6, 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 reflecting the adventurous, exploratory representation of the creative collective. The expression beyond your own voice in a medium of art. Call 954-4628190, Ext. 206 for details.Books7/7 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 954-561-3732 for details. 7/17 Discussion of “Power” by Naomi Alderman. In the Power, the world is a recognizable place: there’s a rich Nigerian kid. But something vital has changed, causing her life. Discussion is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Rm 226. North Regional/ BC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. 954-201-2601.Island City Book Club meets on third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Richard C. Sullivan Library, 500 NE 26 St., Wilton Manors. Call 954390-2195.Classes7/11 – Help with Social Security Representatives from the North Broward Social Security of ce will be available to answer your questions and provide information. 2 to 4 p.m. Lobby. North Regional/BC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. 954-201-2601.Museum of Discovery and Science o er turtle moonlight adventures From spring to early fall, female sea turtles embark on an annual pilgrimage to the same beach on which they were born to build nests and lay eggs at night and then return back to the ocean. After incubating for 60 days, baby sea turtles hatch and crawl back into the sea. It’s a perilous journey. According to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, only an estimated one in 1,000 turtles survives to adulthood. Led by a museum trained guide, participants have an unforgettable experience. Minimum age is nine years old. Prices are $19 for museum members and $21 for non-members. Dates are July 10, 12 and 17. Call 954-713-0930. Writing 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. 7/14 Saturday, July 14 – Make Your Own Terrarium. Bring a bit of nature into your life by creating a modern indoor garden. Join us for a hands-on terrarium workshop. Materials provided. Pre-registration is required. Call 954201-2657. 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. 954201-2601. See CALENDAR on page 20


18 The Pelican Friday, July 6, 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 Call for Pelican Home Delivery 954-783-8700 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 The Pelican Classi eds Work 954-783-8700 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. See CLASSIFIEDS on page 19Find a new pet at Florida Humane Society, 3870 North Powerline Road, Pompano Beach. 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. $1,350/Mo Call 954-943-8800. Townhouse for Rent 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 E,ploymentemployment in Ft. Lauderdale? Urban League of Palm Beach County provides paid training opportunities at locations such as government agencies, senior centers, nonprofits, 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 7/6/18Help Wanted Hairdressers if you are renting a studio join Yellow Strawberry Salon, 2907 E. Commercial and Bayview. Signing Bonus, 2 week paid vacation yearly, High Percentage, No stress. See Jesse. Homes for SalePompano – Great Investment! 3Bdrm/2Bth Cresthaven, $187,000. Cash Only! 954242-4253. Cypress Harbor On Water w/70’ Dock &Pool 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. $1,800.00. 954-7096802. $715,000 Waterfront w/ ocean access turnkey home. Hurricane impact windows & doors. Wired generator. Solid wood flooring. Granite/marble kitchen and baths. Call Mark Seramur 954-531-2862 or visit www., 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 954-531-2862. OWNER FINANCING Condos for SaleLauderdale-By-The-Sea 2bd/2ba, DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!! Rarely available, Cash Only! No renting! $315,000, Charles Rutenberg Realty 954270-4247 Pompano Beach – Leisureville – Updated 2BR/2BA, corner condo with beautiful golf course view. Impact Windows. Great Amenities. 55+ Community. $84,500. Call Ruthie Brooks, Balistreri Real Estate, 954803-4174. 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 $1,250/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. 24Hour recorded Message. Visit: Email: Innovativehome buyers@gmail. com. Condos for Sale Furniture for SaleCustom twin murphy beds along with matching furniture. Great for guest room. 954480-6575.Car for Sale2012 BMW X-3 35i, white w/tan interior, 30,500 miles, sunroof, very clean. $19,995. Call 954854-8048 Items for SaleCherry Dining Room Set, Seats 6, Parkay Top. $75.00 954638-9656. Licensed DriverWanted Licensed Driver with clean driving record to accompany individual to Virginia. Fly back. 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. 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 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., 954943-8148. 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


The Pelican 19 Friday, July 6, Classi edsContinued from page 18 The Pelican Newspaper Subscribe today $13.78 per year.Delivered to your Condo, Business or Home.954-783-8700 Play Bridge & Mahjong Fridays at 10 a.m. Jarvis Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive., Lauderdale-By-The-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. 954-942-2448. 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.Call for Pelican Home Delivery 954-783-8700


20 The Pelican Friday, July 6, 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 561271-0907. South Florida Depression Glass Club meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Wilton Manors WomanÂ’s Club, 600 NE 21 Ct., Wilton Manors. Join the members to learn more about Vintage Glass & Pottery that is made in America. Call 954-649-9547. Gold Coast Fly Fishers South Florida chapter of Fly Fishers International hosts meetings on the last Tuesday of the month to discuss outings of fly fishing in South Florida at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 142, 171 SW 2nd St. Pompano Beach. Call 954-2990273. The Boca Raton Stamp & Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Stratford Court Auditorium, 6343 Via de Sonrisa del Sur, Boca Raton. Email BocaRaton StampAndCoinClub@gmail. com. Miniature Club, Les Petits Collecteurs on the monthy on first Wednesdays from 6:45-9 p.m. at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 NW Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton. Call 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 954-296-5633. 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 first 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 Take a hike on the sea shore to the Blowing Rocks Nature Preserve with the Florida Trail Hiking Team on Sunday, July 15. The Nature Conservancy maintains this unique Jupiter Island location with ocean and Intracoastal access via shaded trail. When the surf is high oceanside, the rocks blow water through naturally worn holes in the rock bed. Hikers meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Coral Cove Park, 1600 S Beach Rd, Tequesta. Call 561-596-4423. [Photo by Paul Cummings].Hike TequestaÂ’s Blowing Rock July 15 with Florida Trail hikers CalendarContinued from page 17Drive, LBTS, open to men and women to learn about plants, flowers, 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 CarusoÂ’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 GaluppiÂ’s on the Green, 1103 N Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Call 954-253-6251. 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.Events7/8 Soulful Sunday & Brunch After Dark outdoor concert featuring live music of The Remix Band. $5. Food & Beverages available for purchase. Ali Cultural Arts Center, 353 MLK Blvd (954) 786-7876. 7/10 Deerfield Beach WomanÂ’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 GÂ’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 954-4272175. See CALENDAR on page 21


The Pelican 21 Friday, July 6, By Brady NewbillPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach In contemporary art, it is common for ceramics to be valued for their aesthetic or even practical use. Decorative kitchenware or visually pleasing crafts to adorn a home or gallery. But ceramics have long held more significance throughout history. The symbolism found of pottery and wares from ancient Egypt and eastern Asia still bedazzle both art connoisseurs and historians today. Socially Engaged Craft Collective [SECC], a nationwide network of artists, brings this role of ceramic objects back into the fore with their group show “Social Objects,” which opens at Bailey Contemporary Arts [BaCA] in Pompano Beach today during the monthly Untapped event and runs until Aug. 17. “This exhibition expands the parameters of what we commonly view as ceramic art,” said Juliana Forero, Ph.D., BaCA’s gallery curator. “And, it represents the diversity in the field. This will not be a typical ceramics display; in fact, many of the installations offer an interactive aspect.” Showcasing the work of artists from across the country, “Social Objects” is sure to enable dialogue about how our society is reflected by the objects that surround us. SECC co-founder Cheyenne Chapman-Rudolph of Gainesville takes her inspiration from the style of 40s and 50s America, finding symbolism in the relationship between style and feminism in American culture, while the work of Anna Metcalfe of Minneapolis highlights the way ceramics and clay wares can inhibit community struggle and cooperation in indigenous cultures of Asia and Africa. Some installations, such as “Waffle Toss” by Forest Gard and “Weaving Dialogs” by Lauren Karle and Jeni Hansen Gard, are actually interactive, inviting guests to participate by tossing ceramic waffles into a toaster or follow prompts embroidered onto a tablecloth. Three of the artists will be present at the closing reception on August 17th. “Social Objects” will be on view during regular gallery hours and special events. Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1 St. For more information call 954-284-0141 or visit www.“Social Objects” ceramics showcase inspires diversity and dialogue at Ba CA CalendarContinued from page 20 7/11 Lunch with Art bring your lunch, or grab a little nosh from Blooming Bean Caf. Call 954-295-2225 and sit down for an hour in the galleries among art and artists Bailey Contemporary Arts visit Wi-Fi available. 7/14 & 7/21 FREE Tree Give-a-way – various native trees – two trees per Pompano resident – City Nursery, corner of Northeast 3 Avenue and Northeast 10 Street. Call 954786-5517.Hikes7/7 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 at 561-963-9906. Public/Leisure7/8 Hike at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound. Meet at the front gate of the See CALENDAR on page 22“Upstream” by Anna Metcalfe.


22 The Pelican Friday, July 6, Call for Pelican Home Delivery 954-783-8700 Fishing report R.J. Boyle has “Gone Fishing This Week.” Check out this column next Friday. Sword almost spears diverDuring a sword sh trip earlier this week, we had a professional photographer jump in to lm a sword sh. We thought that the sh was tired enough to have Adrian Gray enter the water. As the diver approached the sh from behind the sword sensed his presence and immediately changed color to a bright silver and charged Adrian at full speed with the intent to kill him. The sword came tight on the leader which prevented this from happening. It was the scariest thing to see! There is no doubt that the pictures you can get are cool but not at the price of your life. Let’s all stay in the boat when we have swords on the line! -RJ Underwater photo by Adrian Gray On deck photo by RJ Boylepark at 8 a.m. Bring water for this 7 to 12 mile hike. Music7/13 7 to 9 p.m. Music Under the Stars – the Great Lawn [Atlantic Boulevard and A1A] Free. This month – B Side Jones [Funk/Rock]. Butler House tours Deerfield Beac h – 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@ 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. 7/14 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. 954-7823015 for the next tour date. Swim Classes The Deerfield Beach Aquatic Center will offering summer swim lessons taught by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors. Call 954420-2262.SundaysBingo Thursdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 5 p.m. at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 1111 E. Sample Road, Pompano Beach. 954-9425887. MondaysIn Your Shoes – Second and fourth Mondays at 10 a.m., free discussions for adult men and women, led by professional facilitator at Temple Sholom, 132 SE 11 Ave. 954-942-6410. 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. 954-786-3274. CalendarCONTINUED FROM 21


The Pelican 23 Friday, July 6, “To me, it’s a great achievement to watch how they have progressed. Some of the parents think these athletes can’t do anything. But they really can.” She said she’s seen Special Olympics athletes, including her own son, progress to the point where they earn spots on swim teams that aren’t associated with Special Olympics. “We have a lot of athletes. It’s amazing to see the progress. The parents are really amazed,” said Ann Scharf, who also serves as the head coach of the Wahoo Swim Team here in Pompano Beach. Lee Scharf said Special Olympics has changed his life. “I have so many friends. We do things outside Special Olympics.” He said he enjoys Olympics Continued from page 8all the activities Special Olympics has to offer. Like Special Olympics Broward’s 4,000 other participating athletes, Lee Sharf’s numerous athletic activities are funded by Special Olympics Broward County. But without donors, such as the Walk On Water Fishing Tournament, Special Olympics Broward wouldn’t be able to offer its numerous physical activities. “They [the athletes] would not be able to participate because we don’t get any federal grants. It’s strictly donations,” said Michelle Leonardo, program coordinator. The athletes, she said, get a lot of social benefits along with the physical ones. “It helps build their self-esteem, social skills, friendship, and it also helps teach all the skills they need in everyday life.” That’s why Sgt. Jerry Squadrito, a BSO motorcycle deputy, founded Walk On Water Fishing Tournament 18 years ago with the St. Coleman’s Men’s Club. Every year, the money raised from the tournament, which will be held Saturday, July 21, is donated to Special Olympics Broward. “We’re heavily-involved [with Special Olympics] through BSO with the Torch Run. It’s always been a special relationship. They’re very appreciative, very deserving. They’re phenomenal people,” said Squadrito, tournament chairman. He estimated that Walk On Water raises between $3,000 and $5,000 each year for Special Olympics. “We always make money. We’ve never given less than $3,000. We’ve given upwards of $5,000.” All of it raised through tournament entry fees, sponsors, raffle tickets, and donations from some of the participating anglers who give their winnings to Special Olympics. This year’s donation, just like every year, said Squadrito, will be determined by the number of anglers who participate. Squadrito said the number has been as high as 52 and as low as 28. The latter has been caused by a slow economy because taking a boat out, even for a one-day tournament, said Squadrito, can cost a lot of money in fuel and bait. He added that there’s also been a lot of competition from other tournaments. “Everyone and their mother has a fishing tournament.” But, Squadrito said, Walk On Water is different from many other tournaments because it’s so familyfriendly. “We’re kind of small little group. This is one of those tournaments you can go fishing with the kids for $225. If they win, great. If they don’t, they’ve still won.” The prizes are $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second, $750 for third, and $250 for fourth. Cash prizes from junior anglers will be determined during the tournament. The tournament starts on July 21 with lines in at 7:30 a.m. The weigh-in will be between 2 and 4 p.m. at Alsdorf Park, 2974 NE 14 St. The Captain’s Meeting will be held on Friday, July 20 at 6 p.m. The rules of the tournament will be reviewed at that time. The party and awards ceremony after the tournament will be held at 6 p.m. on July 21 in the parish hall of St. Coleman’s Catholic Church, 1200 S. Federal Hwy. There will be door prizes, Italian food, and entertainment. The cost to register is $225 for up to four anglers and $25 for each additional angler. Visit to register.


24 The Pelican Friday, July 6, hauler while other options were sought. As has happened with other Broward County cities, Waste Management is the only company that responded to Deerfield’s bid request to dispose of recyclables. The proposed contract raised the price of handling the recyclables from $51 a ton to $96 a ton. Another sore point of the contract was the penalty fees for contaminated recyclables, an amount calculated by a complicated formula making it hard to estimate. Compared to the additional $800,000 sought by Waste Management, doing away with residential recycling comes with an estimated savings of $500,000 a year, staff told the commission. Deerfield Beach is not the only city to push back at the giant waste removal company. Last week, Lighthouse Point commissioners voted to put the solid waste contract out to bid rather than accept options from Waste Management they deemed unfavorable to the residents. And the City of Sunrise is also looking for alternatives to signing with Waste Management. Even as Deerfield Beach commissioners moved toward a vote, City Manager Burgess Hanson said the administration did not want to “stop recycling cold turkey” and asked for time to look for alternatives. Waste Management’s monopoly of the recycling business occurred last year when it bought out Sun Bergeron’s contract to serve most of Broward’s municipalities. While Sun had promised cities five-year extensions of its contract prices, Waste Management representatives are saying their dealings with Sun do not require they honor the expiring contracts. Said Ganz, “Waste Management bought out the competition and leaves us shafted. This is a horrible situation.” Commissioner Joe Miller moved to accept the contract on the grounds “we haven’t had time to tell residents there will be no recycling. “ He urged the administration to work diligently to fine an alternative” to Waste Management. Commissioner Todd Drosky agreed. “I am not prepared to pull the plug tonight . This give us the opportunity to fully explore [the options.]” But said he was also troubled by the “contamination rate” and the potential cost. The phrase “All In” takes on new meaning here as residential single-stream recycling services are suspended. All garbage and trash is now consigned to the rolling brown carts. The blue recycling carts will not be emptied. Additional carts are available for $14 per month. Requesting an extra pickup will cost $15. The one-time cost of a 65 gallon cart is $25. The city’s drop off center at 401 SW 4 St. will continue to accept clean cardboard, metal, styrofoam and paper shredding. Residents should continue to monitor the city’s website for updates on this situation. Questions? Call 954-4804391. now recycling is out RecyclingContinued from page 1