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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: PelicanNewspaper.com • 954-783-8700 • Send news to siren2415@gmail.comFriday, July 20, 2018 Vol. XXVI, Issue 29Price 10¢ BugFest and Mini-Season returnBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLauderdale-By-The-Sea – The return of Florida’s annual two-day Lobster Mini-Season in this town means the return of BugFest-By-The-Sea. This town’s seventh annual BugFest gets underway Tuesday, July 24 with a party and seminar at the Plunge Hotel, 4660 El Mar Drive. Mini-season is July 24 and 25. On opening night, Jim “Chiefy” Mathie will present a free seminar on catching spiny lobster from 6 to 7 p.m. at the hotel. That’s followed by a kick-off party at Plunge’s Back Flip Bar. The party features music by the Scuba Cowboy. On Wednesday, July 25, a midnight beach dive is scheduled from 12:01 to 3 a.m. with Gold Coast Scuba. Divers should sign-up with Gold Coast Scuba at 954-616-5909. BugFest divers can win $30,000 in cash and dive gear prizes by taking part in the Great Florida Bug Hunt contest or by buying a raffle ticket to support a fundraiser for Diveheart. Tax rate unchanged; budget shows healthy contingencyBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach – Commissioners have been presented a proposed 2019 budget that holds the property tax rate at 3.5 mills per $1,000 of assessed value while slightly reducing general fund expenditures. Total spending comes to $5,689,000; in the current year, that number is $5,985,000. A 10 percent increase in property values will bring $384,000 more tax dollars into the general fund next year. See TAX RATE on page 9 CRA Board approves seven homes and 15 rental units in NW District By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – The Community Redevelopment Agency [CRA] Board has approved proposals from several developers for single-family homes and townhomes in the Northwest District. Meeting Tuesday as the CRA Board, city commissioners approved the proposals. The CRA will donate the lots. At Ortinique Estates, developers Synergy Community Development Center Inc. LG Family Homes and Horizon New Homes were each See HOMES APPROVED on page 8 See BUGFEST on page 9 Long gun approved for elementary school; gun to be stored in safeBy Katina Caraganis PELICAN WRITERWilton Manors – Commissioner Julie Carson said this week she will not support a gun locker being placed on the campus of Wilton Manors Elementary School for the upcoming school year because she questioned whether it was the safest option for students. See LONG GUN on page 20 The big one didn’t get away!Susan Gauthier holds up a 9.3 pound lobster during the rst BugFest in 2012. The annual event marks the return of Lobster Mini-Season. [Courtesy] City’s tax rate raised by 3 percent; Fire assessment upBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach – In the upper chamber of city hall this week, city commissioners, staff and a dozen or more citizens participated in the roll out of the 2018-2019 property tax discussions. Good news is that the city’s tax base increased from $12.09 billion to $12.95 billion, a jump of $865 million. See POMPANO BUDGET on page 19

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2 The PelicanFriday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com 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 Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people making a difference. Phyllis’s book, China Dahl, is available on amazon.com. Call 954-7838700. MAKING A DIFFERENCESign up now for Kiwanis Golf Tournament on Sept. 28 and help kids here and around the world By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFTee up now for the Kiwanis Club of Pompano Beach charity golf tournament. It happens on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Palms Golf Course in Palm Aire. Be a sponsor or be a player and know that all monies raised go to help kids worldwide. Pay before Sept. l and save. Individual fee is $100; after Sept. 1, $125. Foursome is $400 before Sept. 1; $500 after. Sponsorship support includes Gold $1,000; Silver $700; Tee sign sponsor $100; Not golfing, $20. Send registration form and checks to Pompano Beach Kiwanis, 620 SE 50 Terr., Pompano Beach, Fl 33060. For more information, visit pompanobeachkiwanis. org or contact Richard Leys at 954-942-8108 or pompanobeachkiwanis@ gmail.com.About Kiwanis and what it doesKiwanis became an international organization with the founding of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1916. Today, Kiwanis Clubs are helping children thrive, prosper and grow in nearly 80 nations and geographic locations. Kiwanis clubs celebrate and foster inclusiveness. Asked about local events, Gwen and Richard Leys had just been working the annual Christmas in July event held at the BB&T Center. Gwen wrote, “We, along with all of the other area Kiwanis Clubs, hosted 1,000 children and their caretakers who are currently residing in local Kiwanis members [Left to Right] Ray Wolowicz, Mike Franklin, Dennis Smith, Fred Segal and Joe Janosik ready to sign up for the fundraiser golf tournament happening Sept. 28. [Courtesy] See KIWANIS on page 7Pompano candidate forumsPompano Beach – The Pelican will hold candidate forums for all five city commission districts and the mayoral race. The mayoral forum will be Saturday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church, 890 NW 15 St. Dist. 1 : Saturday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. at St. Martin Episcopal Church, 140 SE 28 Ave. Dist. 2 : Saturday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 1111 E. Sample Rd. Dist. 3 : Saturday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. at Christ Community Church, 901 E. McNab Rd. Dist. 4 :Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church, 890 NW 15 St. Dist. Dist. 5: Friday, Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. at the Herb Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36 Ave.Moss to host judicial candidatesJudicial candidates will discuss their campaigns on July 25 at 7 p.m. at the Herb Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach in Palm Aire. The event is hosted by Pompano Beach Commissioner Barry Moss. The public is invited to this free event. Election of Broward judges is Aug. 28.

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The Pelican 3 Friday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Leila Moavero has formally announced her candidacy for the Dist. 5 City Commission race. The business owner and civic activist held her kick-off party at the Woman’s Club last week. Moavero told her supporters she is choosing public service so she can use her “big mouth to get something done.” For the past two decades, Moavero has been getting “something done” for a number of local charities and service organizations. She has been deeply-involved in the Rotary Club where she has served on the board and Printing executive Leila Moavero declares candidacy in Dist. 5 racePompano Beach Woman’s Club, National Federation of Business and Professional Women and on the board of Woodhouse, a home for adults who are developmentally disabled. Moavero purchased her company, Executive Printing & Mailing, eight years ago. Born in San Francisco, she attended University of California Berkley, later was a magazine editor, came to South Florida 24 years ago and went to work for Executive Printing. “I believe in the circle of good works. Karma has led me down this path,” she told the audience at her kickoff party. Although she has been prominent in many areas, one of her proudest achievements is reviving the Interact Club. When she became the Rotary Club liaison, Interact had only 12 members. Today, she said, there are 50 teens who have contributed a total of 2,400 service hours to the community. She believes strongly that struggling schools can be strengthened at the local level by creating productive programs for at-risk young people. She also tries to lend support as a business owner. “I try to help our community whether in time and effort, personal funds or even discounts on printing.” Now, she says, she hopes to bring her energy and enthusiasm to help the entire city. “Remember,” she says, revitalized the Interact Club at Pompano Beach High School. She and her husband, Ray Doucette, offer a free karate program for at-risk kids at Pompano Beach Elementary School. They say they have seen the number of honor roll Hazel Armbrister and Catherine Brooks, members of the Pompano Beach Woman’s Club, came out for Leila Moavero’s campaign kickoff. Moavero is running for the Dist. 5 city commission seat.students in the program rise dramatically. She is active in the Chamber of Commerce where she was named a Shining Star in 2017 and the Small Business Person of the Year in 2012. She is also active in the See MOAVERO on page 5

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4 The PelicanFriday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – One of Louie Rosado’s favorite things about playing baseball is the slushy after each victory. But, as they say, there’s “no substitute for victory,” and winning is still what Rosado, 8, wants most. Next week, he’ll have a chance to win the biggest victory of his young athletic career. Rosado and the 12 other players of the Pompano Mustangs 10U All-Star team will compete in South Zone Tournament in Deer Park Texas, July 26 to 29. The winner of that will go to the PONY 2018 Baseball World Series in Louisiana in August. The Mustangs are part of Pompano Baseball, Inc. and PONY [Protecting Our Nation’s Youth], a private baseball league with teams across the United States, Canada and Mexico. “Just to get to Texas has been a great accomplishment,” said Assistant Coach John Farrell, father of Kam Farrell. Tori Vanacore, 9, the team’s sole girl, has played in tournaments before but she’s never gotten this far. She’s had success hitting the ball pretty hard and far and hopes to replicate that in Texas. “I like hitting. It’s fun.” It’s a young team; four of the players, including Farrell’s son, Kam, are 8, the minimum of the Mustang Division’s 8 to 10 age range. But the coaches don’t see any reason why age should be a factor. The team recently took second place in the State of Florida Pony League baseball tournament in Tampa against a team with older players. The Mustangs got there with Pompano Beach baseball team hopes to bring back trophy from Texas key plays, such as pitcher Dominic Amicone, 10, picking off two base runners at first. “I like pitching. I pretty much get to control the game,” he said. “It’s going to be difficult. We’re a young team but I’m optimistic. They’ve all been working hard. We’re going to go out there and give it our all,” said Head Coach Angel Gonzalez. So, with victory achievable, the coaches are making sure their players are prepared. “We’ve been practicing four or five days a week,” said Farrell. “It’s really exciting. I don’t know how else to word it. They’re practicing every day in this heat,” said Ellen Bohnenberger, mother of player Ryan Bohnenberger, 9. “It’s neat to see. The more they practice, the better they get. It’s pretty cool,” said Dawn Rosado, Louie’s mother. But practice and hard work on the field are only half the equation now. There’s a lot of effort, sacrifice and hard work off the field as well. “I’ve spent hours asking businesses for [financial] support,” said Dawn Rosado. “It’s very expensive taking 13 kids [and three coaches] to Texas,” said Ellen Bohnenberger. Through a combination of 50/50 raffle tickets and donations, including through the team’s GoFundMe page, about $11,000 has been raised. A total of $15,000 is needed. The 50/50 is over $7,000. The GoFundMe page is gofundme.com/pompanobeach-baseball-allstars. Donors include the Pompano Beach City Commission which gave $2,000 at one of its recent meetings. “We’re representing our city,” said Gonzalez to commissioners. “Bring back the trophy, brother,” said Mayor Lamar Fisher. Commissioner Rex Hardin joked that he has been “accosted” at the grocery store by residents demanding the city do more to support the team. Justin Shiff, president of Shiff Construction, also gave $2,000 the same night. “I’m a Pompano guy. I grew up here and anytime I can support local teams I’m happy to do it. It’s hard not to support them when you see those cute little kids.” A lot of parents are also On to Texas. [Top Left] Coach Guy Amicone, Head Coach Angel Gonzalez and Coach John Farrell. [Middle] Jeter Gonzalez, Ethan Chodnoff, Cory Gourdet, Dom Amicone, Adrian Suarez, Kamdon Farrell and Alejandro Gonzalez. [Bottom] Riley Gill, Tori Vanacore, Luke Arnesen, Ryan Bohnenberger, Christian Vazquez and Louie Rosado. [Courtesy] See TEXAS on page 12

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The Pelican 5 Friday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com “our city is m ade up of five districts that must work together.” The Dist. 5 seat is currently held by Barry Moss who is seeking re-election. Moss, a retired real estate appraiser and former president of the Washington, DC Cooperative Housing Coalition, came to this city in 2006. He was elected to the commission in 2014. Dist. 5 is in the city’s southwest sector and includes Palm-Aire, John Knox Village and Collier City. MoaveroContinued from page 2 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – After 27 years in the Village Mart Shopping Center, Costume World has lost its lease. Its doors close Sunday, July 22. But the show must go on for both owner Marilyn Wick and the store’s clientele. So, this week customers were toting out trash bags crammed with bejeweled jackets, plumed hats, fake facial features [pointy ears, pixie noses], tutus and Santa outfits. Everything in the front [re-Huge costume business leaving its Deer eld Beach storefront location; company going to upscale VIP headquarters in Pompano Beachtail] part of the store was 50 percent off. Everything in the back was awaiting the movers. Wick will relocate her costume – business empire to an address in Powerline Park. It will be in a 35,000 square foot, state-of-the-art building that will house her collection of Broadway finery – the original wardrobes of the stars. Entry will be by appointment only. The expanded location, 2313 NW 30 Place, will not open until Aug.1. The scope of the move boggles the mind. In the last 25 years, Wick has bought out 14 other costume houses and today manages a company that does business all over the world. As she prepared to close the Deerfield Beach operation, she had to manage shipments to and from theatres opening and closing shows. Deerfield Beach has been the corporate headquarters for Costume World as well as the retail outlet. Wick had another store in Pittsburgh, but that closed recently. Her Dallas store will remain open and this week employees from that location were salvaging the Halloween inventory to ship to Texas. “The internet ruined the retail end of this business,” longtime employee Dave Wells said. He remembers when Halloween produced $75,000 in retail sales. Now, he said, customers come into the store, try on outfits, check out the manufacturer and then email Amazon with their orders. Three of this week’s customers, taking advantage of the garbage bag for $50 deal, were looking to outfit Scrooge for an upcoming play. Oksana Horton, artistic director of Revelation Ministries, Tom Scott and his wife Jeanne, were having a fine time in their quest for Victorian-age duds. Horton will stage “The Gospel According to Scrooge,” in December at New Covenant Church in Pompano Beach and St. See COSTUME on page 16 Hundreds of costumes and accessories are on sale this week as Costume World closes its Deer eld Beach location. [Staff]

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6 The PelicanFriday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com 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 29 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren The 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. By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – During the July 10 commission meeting, Mayor Lamar Fisher directed Broward Sheriff’s Office [BSO] Deputies to remove Debresia LeSane from the commission chambers. LeSane, a mayoral candidate, was removed when she spoke during public comments about a contract between the city and Shiff Construction. The contract is for renovations at the Air Park. [Video of the incident can be viewed on the city’s website – pompanobeachfl.gov/pages/pco_web_streaming.] It started when LeSane accused the city of not giving enough work to local contractors. “When you hire contractors that are actually from Pompano, born in Pompano, you get employees that are from Pompano.” Shiff is based in Fort Lauderdale. After LeSane left the mic, Fisher said the city does reach out to local firms for contract work. A few minutes later, LeShane attempted another comment during the same item discussion. “Miss LeSane, you’ve already had your public comment,” said Fisher as she got up to speak. “How?” asked LeSane, saying should have a chance to respond to what Fisher said about her previous comment. Addressing the city clerk, she said, “He doesn’t speak until I walk away from the mic. So I don’t have a chance to respond. How is that right? What kind of decorum do you have?” Said Fisher, “You are disrupting the city public meeting.” He then warned LeSane she would be removed if she didn’t stop speaking. After two warnings from Fisher, BSO Pompano Chief John Hale and a deputy escorted LeSane from the podium. LeSane later told The Pelican that she denies being escorted out of the meeting and said she went back into the audience to speak with her father. But it wasn’t the first tense moment of the night between Fisher and LeSane. Earlier, she said the city wasn’t doing enough to honor some of its youth sports teams. During that exchange, as Fisher was in the middle of disputing her comments, LeSane interrupted, “You did not [honor them].” Fisher then asked, “Will you let me speak, please?” “Yeah, but speak fast.” She said. Fisher replied, “Thank you, Miss LeSane. Next speaker.” After LeSane wad removed, resident Sarahca Peterson criticized the commission for the incident. “I’m ashamed. I’m ashamed to even say I live in Pompano because you guys represent us, and what I just saw, if it’s being televised, it’s a shame. It’s a shame. And I know it’s an election, and I know how things go, but you’re humans.” She continued, “You’re tearing people down and you’re tearing this city down with it. How are people going to respect us? How? You’re the leaders. And even if she came up here acting [bad], she acts just like you act. And you dismiss her? Dismiss yourselves.” Pompano Beach BSO Chief John Hale talks to mayoral candidate Debresia LeSane after Mayor Lamar Fisher told her to leave. Fisher said LeSane was being disruptive. Moments later, Hale escorted LeSane from the podium. [Staff]Wine Tasting fundraiserPompano Beach – The Wine Tasting Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Pompano Beach Historical Society and Museums, 217 NE 4 Ave. Money from the fundraiser will be used to help fund the Pompano Beach Historical Society. Each ticket is $15 and includes a raffle ticket and seven-course wine and light bite pairing that will include seven boutique-sourced wines from around the world. Raffle prizes include a magnum bottle of wine. Only 30 tickets are available. Visit pompanohistory.com/wine_ tasting_fundraiser to purchase tickets. Mayoral candidate escorted from commission chambers Connect & Elect forumPompano Beach – The Connect & Elect Political Forum will be held Monday, Aug. 6 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 MLK Blvd. The forum will include candidates for the Pompano Beach mayoral race, state attorney general, state agricultural commissioner, state chief financial officer, state senate, state representatives, county court judges, circuit judges, school board and County Commission districts 2 and 4.Gun show in Pompano evokes “great sadness” from readerTo the Editor, It is with great sadness and grief to learn that the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, which is owned by the City of Pompano Beach, is again hosting a gun show – just one half mile from Pompano Beach High School. All efforts by our local elected officials should be made to cease the relationship with this industry in light of all the gun violence in Florida: Pulse Nightclub with 49 dead, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with 17 dead – which is 15 miles from this gun show. There was also the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting which resulted in five dead. Those were just some of the many incidents of gun violence our citizens in Florida and the nation have been victim to. I understand Commissioner Michael Sobel made a motion in the past in opposition to the gun show. I don’t know if anyone supported that motion but, if not, please do something to support the end of this gun show on city property. When there is a will, there is a way. Sincerely, Stephanie Steinberg Pompano BeachPompano Beach accepting sponsorship requestsPompano Beach – The City of Pompano Beach has established a new process for submitting funding/sponsorship requests. The application process will open on July 30 and close on Aug. 24. Two public information sessions will be held at the E. Pat Larkins Civic Center, 520 NW 3 St., to provide more details and answer questions – Session I: Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. and Session II: Thursday, Aug. 9 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All information, including the application, is available at pompanobeachfl.gov/pages/community_sponsorship.

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The Pelican 7 Friday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com CHURCH DIRECTORY Come Worship Chuck and Bonnie Clark, Barclay Jackson, Gwen & Richard Leys, Dr. Ed Neiter and Mark Petratis [Front] at last year’s Christmas in July party. The annual event entertains 1,000 children and their caregivers who live in homeless shelters. The children enjoy music, dance, games, food and a visit from Santa with backpacks lled with toys and necessities. [Courtesy] KiwanisContinued from page 2homeless shelters. The day included music, dance, games, food, a K9 demonstration and a visit from Santa. Each child received a personalized backpack stuffed with items of clothing, school supplies, books and toys. Pompano Beach Kiwanis supports this event year ‘round with donations of goods, supplies and money.” And there are more programs. This local club supports about 40 targeted children from Pompano Beach Elementary School with a food backpack program to carry them through the weekend. Members supply donations and get help from distribution centers. They also support a holiday gift program and help fill the clothing closet for this school. This club has also chartered a Kiwanis Kids service leadership program with 30 students from the 4th and 5th grades. They meet monthly and promote “Acts of Kindness.” The club requested and received a $500 grant from the Florida Kiwanis Foundation to support a teacher’s request for classroom books. The list continues. Gwen writes, “We have created a Builders Club at Pompano Beach Middle School where we provide Thanksgiving baskets, promote leadership projects like a day of clean up and Acts of Kindness.” Our annual Easter Sunrise Service collection supports St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Agape Caf that feeds the homeless. At holiday time we give them a tote bag filled with hygiene supplies, socks, underwear and shirts.” Kiwanis gives scholarships to Key Club Seniors at P.B. High School enabling them to attend the Education and Leadership Conference in Orlando. Individual members donate to St. Laurence Homeless Shelter, toys and gift cards to BSO Family Holiday Extravaganza, Boys and Girls Clubs, Every Child a Swimmer, Little League Teams, 4-H students and Tools for Schools. The club meets for weekly lunches the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 11:45 a.m. at Seaside Grill at the Lighthouse Cove. Club President Mike Franklin and Fred Segal are spearheading the golf tournament. Thank you Kiwanis Club of Pompano Beach for your amazing support of this community. You have given every golfer a reason to teeup on Sept. 28. and every resident a reason to donate to the many good causes you support.

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8 The PelicanFriday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.comawarded two vacant lots. The plan is to build threebedroom, two-bath residences priced between $250,00 and $275,000, depending on the amenities. The board approved a development proposal from Oasis of Hope CDC to develop one single-family home on a CRA-owned parcel on NW 3 Street in the Collier City neighborhood. The proposal seeks to sell the three bedroom, three bath home to a buyer earning 120 percent or less of the Broward County median income in a price range of $195,000 to $235,000. The board approved a development proposal from Daniel Secu Corp. for a single-family home on one CRA-owned in-fill housing parcel at NW 9 Street and Powerline Road. The threebedroom, two-bath home will be priced at $240,000. The board accepted a proposal from Azur Equities/ Hadar Homes to construct 15 townhomes and 1,800 square feet of commercial space on vacant CRA-owned properties along NW 7 Avenue and MLK Boulevard. The townhomes in a development called Patagonia will be three-bedroom, twobath units and will be leased for $1,700 a month. In other business, the board renewed the lease on the commercial kitchen at the Larkins Center for another year and approved Gladys Cameron of Around the Dinner Table as manager of the Culinary Kitchen Incubator. “The intent is to provide education for entrepreneurial businesses,” said Nguyen Tran, NW CRA director of the incubator program. Homes approvedContinued from page 1

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The Pelican 9 Friday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com Another item in the proposal is a $464,000 contingency fund, a buffer against unexpected expenses. This year’s contingency is $56,000. A major savings is reflected in the beach management fund. At $448,000, it is down 30 percent from this year. The budget for the commission increased 27 percent due to raises commissioners voted this year for town manager 13 percent and finance 8.8 percent. Other personnel increases are in the 2 to 3 percent range and represent cost of living and step raises, pension contributions, a 9 percent hike in insurance premiums and 12.5 percent more in the cost of workers comp. Town Manager Mac Serda said he has given department heads and vendors such as Calvin Giordano, the Tax rateContinued from page 1company that manages the building department and code enforcement, a challenge in the coming year to develop new services that will make the town function better. Those performance measures have to be accomplished within the proposed spending plan, he said. A windfall for the town appears to be the anticipated $45,000 in permit fees that will now go to the town’s coffers. In past years, the county handled building and code operations and gave the town only a token processing fee. The administration has laid out some specific goals for 2019. They include replacing the roof on the police building, fix ups to town hall and continued focus on code compliance. The other items are continued progress in digitizing town records, the launch of a more user-friendly town website, preparation for police department reaccreditation that takes place in 2020, e-payments for utility bills and a hard look at water plant operations, security and well rehabilitation. Budget hearings will be held Wednesday, Sept 12 and Monday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. The city commission does not meet again until Tuesday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m. BugfestContinued from page 1Raffle prizes include: a seven-night stay at the Windjammer Resort and Beach, a two-night stay at the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini with round t rip ferry for two and two dive trips with Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center. Other prizes are a weeklong live aboard dive trip on Blackbeards Cruises, two open water scuba certifications from Gold Coast Scuba and a private concert by Mark Zaden from Weedline. On Thursday, July 26, a BugFest Lobster Chef Competition and The Big One Got Away Mini-Season Party are set from 6 to 9 p.m. at the beach pavilion. ScubaRadio mermaids will be on hand, and the Scuba Cowboy will entertain. Aruba Beach Cafe will provide drinks. Saturday events start with an Adopt-A-Reef Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at Jarvis Hall. A re-dedication of the Shipwreck Snorkel Trail is set for noon at the Datura Portal. And a wreck diving workshop with John Chatterton of Shadow Divers runs from 1 to 5 p.m. at Jarvis Hall. A free concert is scheduled from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday to benefit Diveheart, a non-profit group that teaches people with disabilities how to scuba dive. The event will be on El Mar Drive between Village Grille and 101 Ocean restaurant. “Scouting reports indicate there are lots of bugs out there this year. It should be a great mini-season,” said Steve d’Oliveira, the town’s BugFest coordinator. He adds, “Divers need to remember to stay safe and check their air gauges as often as possible.” To ease diving pressure in the Florida Keys, Florida Fish and Wildlife allows divers outside Monroe County to catch up to 12 bugs per day instead of six during mini-season. Participants in BugFest are both local divers and visitors from throughout the state. They stay in local hotels and patronize the restaurants. “Our guests are like family to us, and they plan their vacations around town events like BugFest,” said Ellen Zavell of the Driftwood Beach Club, president of the LBTS Lodging Association. Zavell said her guests love the kick-off party, the free concert, wreck diving workshop and hunting for the biggest lobster. “Divers love our boutique hotels because they can easily walk to the reef and wash off their equipment at our pools. LBTS hoteliers love divers because they are laid back and love to relax.” It’s difficult to put a dollar figure on the impact of events like BugFest on the town, d’Oliveira said. But frequently those who take part in special events like this come back again with friends and family. BugFest is sponsored by Reef Safe sun care products. For more information on BugFest events, call 954-640-4209. Send The Pelican news about your club or organization! editor.pelican@gmail.com

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10 The PelicanFriday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com Send your stories and photos to siren2415@ gmail.com or call 954-783-8700. Business matters Briefs By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFKimberly Cardillo loves being a Realtor. “It’s practically in my blood,” she says. I was raised with Realtors. My dad, now deceased, owned a real estate company and my mother owns a title company. I’m with Millennium Realty, 7000 Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 210, in Boca Raton. She continues, “I use the very qualified services of my mother’s title company and I work closely with Michele Caldwell, a loan and mortgage officer with PRMG. Michele goes above and beyond and I consider her an important part of my team. Clients appreciate my link to these qualified professionals.” Dr. Aleksandra Gioe, a client, gives Cardillo high praise. She says, “I’m a Real Estate investor and Kim has handled many transactions for me. I find her to be exceptionally professional, surprisingly resourceful and well-versed in this industry. She works closely with Clear Title and Legal Services and they are a tremendously-accommodating team.” Emil Miclea agrees, saying, “Kim has found buyers for my condos several times. She returns calls immediately and is very knowledgeable about mortgages. “I have found her to be very helpful, responsive and pleasant to deal with.” Kimberly, who likes to be called Kim, says, “I charge sellers a low 4 percent listing fee as an incentive to list their properties with me. That’s 2 percent less than what the average Realtor charges. Having lived in this area for 30 years, I know Broward A Realtor since 2002, Kim Cardillo represents buyers and sellers in Broward and Palm Beach countiesKimberly Cardillo is a Realtor with Millennium Realty in Boca Raton. She’s actively involved with clients in Broward and Palm Beach c ounties. [Courtesy] and Palm Beach counties very well. Much of my business is based on referrals from satisfied clients.” Asked about the market, she replies, “South Florida is still very attractive to people from all over the world. Clients who already live here are often either downsizing or upsizing and that keeps the area a good market year ‘round.” Kim says she helps her clients in every way possible. “For sellers, curb appeal is very important. It’s the first impression a buyer gets. We offer clients the services of a professional photographer who will take internal, external and aerial photographs for advertising purposes. If necessary, we will stage a property and make suggestions to improve its appeal.” She encourages buyers to keep an open mind and try not to involve their emotions because they are making a large investment that they will live in and with for many years. She adds, “For out of area buyers we have the advantage of virtual tours, eliminating wasted hours viewing properties that are not of interest to them.” It’s clear that Cardillo really likes her work. She says, “I like the flexibility and the personal relationships I’ve established. Many of my clients have become lifetime friends.” Cardillo is available 24/7. To contact her, call 954-6787411.Fundraiser to bene t shepherdsWilton Manors – A fundraiser to benefit SHARE [Shepherd Help And Rescue Effort] will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Manor Lanes Bowling, 1517 NE 26 St. SHARE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that rescues, rehabilitates and finds homes for German Shepherds in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Pre-sale tickets are $20 per person. Teams of four or five can sign up. Individuals who don’t have a team can be placed on one. Visit shepherdhelp.org/ shop to purchase tickets.Runners and walkers can prepare for Dunn’s RunDeerfield Beach – A training program for participants of Dunn’s Run began this week at the Oveta McKeithen Complex. Various running and walking activities will help athletes prepare for the annual run, this year on Oct. 7. Called “Coach to 5K,” the sessions will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 6:30 p.m. at the complex, 445 SW 2 St. For more details, call the Parks and Recreation Athletics Office at 954-480-4426. Send The Pelican news about your club or organization! editor.pelican@gmail.com

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The Pelican 11 Friday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Scott DaSilva fancies himself a “craft beer groupie.” And in this city, he’s got plenty of breweries to follow. “Craft beer lets the individual shine. There are no rules or boundaries. We can make whatever we want,” said DaSilva at the July 6 Old Town Untapped event. DaSilva a Deerfield Beach resident, added that he wishes his own city was as good at attracting breweries as Pompano Beach is. “They dropped the ball.” Held monthly, Pompano’s Old Town Untapped features entertainment, vendors, food trucks, and free samples of craft beer from Pompano Beach’s breweries. It’s a growing party that reflects a growing business. Since the city’s first brewery, Bangin’ Banjo, opened in July 2015, four more followed – 26 Brewing Co. in September 2015, Broski Ciderworks in November 2016, Holy Mackerel in February 2017 Brewed in Pompano Beach; city’s beer culture growsand Odd Breed Wild Ales in November 2017. It’s one of the highest brewery counts in South Florida. “Pompano’s got a great beer scene. I almost think they’re competing with Fort Lauderdale,” said Steven Taylor, a Deerfield Beach resident who also attended the Old Town event. And there’s more on tap. Andre Beier and Adam Bowring, owners of Dangerous Minds Brewing Co., say they hope to open a sixth brewery in Pompano Citi Centre by Halloween. When they do, it will be serving such beers as “Cocobana,” which has toasted coconut and guanabana. The use of exotic fruits and ingredients not found in most commercial beers is part of what makes craft brews so popular. “Death By Joe” is served by Bangin’ Banjo and has vanilla and coffee added. Broski’s “Pineapple” cider is brewed with a mix of pineapples and apples. Each craft brewer shares a love of creating new flavors. Many also share the same start: home brewing. Beier and Bowring launched as home brewers. “I like beer; I’m from England. [Beier] likes beer; he’s from Germany. We both share a common bond for beer and futbol,” said Bowring. “We kind of want to stay small. We do this for the love of making beer,” said Beier. The city’s experience with breweries is one of the main reasons this team chose it for their location. “We like the Pompano area,” said Bowring. Matt Manthe, co-owner of Odd Breed Wild Ales agrees. “The city is definitely friendly towards breweries. There’s no resistance at all. We wanted to go someplace we were welcomed,” said Manthe, who noted that South Florida is three to five years behind Tampa Bay’s brewing scene. “We don’t really have that [level] yet, but it’s definitely growing.” They make it and they drink it. Dangerous Minds owners Adam Bowring, left, and Andre Beier are Pompano Beach’s newest brewers. They hope to open their brewery in Pompano Citi Centre by Halloween. [Staff] Chris Quadrel, left, Steven Taylor and Crystal and Sal Grilli at the Old Town Untapped event this month. Old Town is a re ection of the city’s growing craft beer scene. [Staff]

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12 The PelicanFriday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com Deerfield Beach – The Exchange Club of Pompano Beach held its annual installation dinner June 29 to induct its new officers. The event was emceed by member Bill Sullivan at the Royal Fiesta. Members enjoyed a cocktail hour, music, dancing and a synopsis of the club’s past year. But serious discussion came from outgoing president Joel Rask who reviewed the year which included the club’s several awards. In 2018, the club earned district award for “Best Club Fundraiser” for its 150 Dinner; “Best Americanism Project” for its contributions to the Lighthouse Point Heroes Memorial Shrine and “Best Program” for the Annual Car Show. The club also raised over $80,000 for the year, with 100 percent of it going to local charities and community organizations. Outstanding service awards went to Chuck McLaughlin, Donn Adkins and Steve Izzi. The new officers for 2018/2019, installed by Florida District President Kathy Mize, are President Jon Saluk, Vice President Donn Adkins, Secretary Jay Ghanem and Treasurer Tad Williams. Nico Winningham will be a Exchange Club of Pompano Beach inducts new o cers at annual dinnerdistrict director and Gerson Rodriguez will be the Florida District president. The Exchange Club of Pompano Beach is a service organization that focuses its efforts on child abuse prevention programs, community service, student recognition and scholarships, Americanism and Veterans assistance. The club will be holding one of its biggest fundraisers of the year, The Strike Out Child Abuse Bowl-A-Thon, at Sawgrass Lanes, 8501 N. University Drive, Tamarac. It will be held on Sunday, July 22 at 12 p.m. To register, visit exchangeclubofpompanobeach.com. Michael d’Oliveira[Above] Last month, the Exchange Club of Pompano Beach held its annual installation dinner to induct its new board members. Being inducted are Tyler Johnson, Gene Perkins, Wayne Meyers, Larry Crismond, Steve Izzi and Dan Cline. [Courtesy]paying for travel expenses out of their own pockets. Bohnenberger said it’s meant a sacrifice of summer vacation plans for many of the families. But it’s one that’s worth it. “It’s an experience these kids are not going to forget,” said Farrell. Raffle tickets will be available for sale until 3 p.m. on Sunday. The cost is $5 for one or $20 for five. The drawing will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Kester Park, 702 NE 6 St. Those who buy tickets do not have to be present to win. Call 954-234-4107 for more information. TexasContinued from page 4 Joel Rask, left, gives the outstanding service award to Chuck McLaughlin. Incoming president Jon Saluk with girlfriend Paige Garrido.

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The Pelican 13 Friday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Before last Saturday, Donovan Strowbridge, 13, didn’t know that it’s illegal for more than one person to ride a single seat bicycle. “I didn’t know pegs [often attached to the back wheel of a bicycle] were illegal,” he said. He learned about the law at the Bike Rodeo held here on July 14 at the E. Pat Larkins Center. Deputy Michael Johnson, of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team [CAT], said he’s seen three and four kids at a time on the same bicycle. It’s a feat of balance that BSO deputies try to discourage. One way to do that is by holding events such as the Bike Rodeo. Along with teaching bicycle safety, including hand signs and the rules of the road, such as obeying stop signs, free helmets are given out. “We want to make sure the kids have helmets,” said Johnson. Even moving at a slow speed, while riding a bicycle or a scooter, Bike Rodeo at E. Pat Larkins teaches rules of the road to young cyclists Connie Mitchelle of BSO’s Citizen Observer Patrol ts a helmet onto Ethan Strowbridge, 11. Also pictured is Donovan Strowbridge, 13. [Courtesy]motorcycle or moped without a helmet, can be lifethreatening. Johnson said he recently witnessed a man killed on a scooter. The man had been traveling at a low speed when he fell and hit the back of his head. He was not wearing a helmet. “The pavement is unforgiving,” said BSO Deputy Aaron Moore, a member of the CAT. The accident emphasizes the need of helmets. State law requires anyone under 16 to wear a helmet while riding. Johnson added a warning about bicycle attire. Shoelaces, pant legs and other pieces of clothing can be caught in the bicycle’s chain or spokes and lead to serious bike crashes. Recreation Supervisor Gregory Jones, the event’s organizer, said the Bike Rodeo was also a way to give this city’s children good reasons to get out of the house and partake in a healthy activity. First summer camp for special kids inspires expansion of the progamBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – After a successful summer Buddy Camp, Recreation Department Coordinator Kenny Lawrence is developing an expanded program that will combine athletics with the arts. The summer camp, a four-week day camp for children with disabilities, concluded last month with an art exhibit at Highlands Community Center that drew rave reviews. Lawrence enlisted the help of Cynthia Druker, founder of the Artists with Autism retail store in the Festival Marketplace, to bring out the talents of the young artists. Druker established the art gallery/gift shop after her special needs son Brandon began to draw and sell Christmas cards. That act of entrepreneurship inspired Druker to establish the gallery now filled with the art work of other individuals with autism, ages 8 to 50. All proceeds go back to the artists and, as they paint, exhibit and sell, they learn business skills and how to be self-employed. Of the city’s first summer Buddy Camp, Dist. 4 See CAMP on page 21

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14 The PelicanFriday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN STAFF Miami Masala 900 E. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach 954-317-1371 miamimasala.com Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 11:30 a.m. 3 p.m. Open Nightly 5 p.m. 7 p.m. Ensconced in a tiny plaza near the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and Southeast 10 Avenue, the recently opened Miami Masala is a veritable gastronomic gateway to the Indian subcontinent. This spacious and impeccably clean eatery provides the all-you-candevour formula at lunchtime followed by the more specific “ la carte” approach in the evenings. “Mayor Fisher attended our grand opening back in May,” says ber-friendly manager Guru Govindarajan. “We are grateful for all the wonderful reviews we have received from the community since opening our doors.” For those first wading into the esoteric waters of Indian cuisine, the lunch buffet is the perfect starting point to sample a variety of classic preparations. Various recipes can be discovered including the ubiquitous masala mixes that are also used to make flavorsome curries. The term masala represents a mixture of ground up spices such as cardamom, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, paprika, cayenne pepper, ginger and garlic to name but a few. The buffet offers several vegetarian masala dishes A wealth of fragrant spices titillates the senses as Miami Masala brings authentic Indian cuisine to Pompano Beachsuch as eggplant, chick peas, potato and cauliflower along with other treats including samosas, fritters and stews. For the carnivores in the group, Miami Masala provides a substantial selection of meats and poultry such as lamb Korma in coconut curry sauce, chicken Tikka Masala and classic grilled Tandoori chicken. A delectable deep-fried Tilapia Koliwada in Bombay street See MASALA on page 15 [Left] At lunchtime, customers can ll up on chicken, lamb, sh, veggies and deep-fried specialties. [Staff] The Miami mix grill with chicken, shrimp and lamb is always a great option. [Staff]

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The Pelican 15 Friday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com spices also makes the list. “We offer the best dishes from both the North and South regions of India,” asserts Executive Chef Alexander Lawrence who has owned several restaurants across the U.S. over the past 30 years. “We use nothing but the highest quality ingredients and prepare everything fresh on-site daily.” To wit, the “ la carte” menu features a bewildering array of toothsome entrees that are sure to please lovers of exotic flavors. Mulligatawny soup, stuffed fried yellow peppers, crispy lamb turnovers, chicken lollipops in chili garlic sauce, vegetable pakoras, lamb kebabs with mint dip and fiery chicken tenders are just a few of the appetizers on hand. For mouthwatering entres, Miami Masala serves up a cornucopia of curries, seafood dishes, chicken specialties and vegetarian delights. Noteworthy plates include Koli Varutha bone-in chicken curry, goat pepper-fry, lamb Vindaloo, mutton curry with Chettinadu tomato sauce, panfried spicy whole fish, jumbo shrimp braised in Kadhai masala, whole blue crabs Kerala style, tandoor oven grilled lamb chop skewers, grilled marinated salmon cubes and clay oven-cooked veal chops. “We truly have something for everyone,” states Chef Alex with a knowing smile. “And we can adjust the spice level to suit individual preferences.” Of course, freshly baked Naan bread and a good selection of chutneys are the perfect complements to any dish. The lunch buffet is offered at $11 during the week and $15 for the augmented weekend version. Most “ la carte” dishes are priced between $13 and $17. A 10 percent off discount coupon can be found on the website. Beer and wine are available for around $6, including the must-try Old Monk 10000 Super Beer imported directly from India. There is plenty of room for large groups, parking is free, and catering can be requested. And for some added atmosphere, be sure to check out the Bollywood movies or Cricket matches that run continuously on the many flat screen TVs. Enjoy!Malcolm McClintock holds an MBA and has lived in Thailand, Spain, France, Mexico, Canada and the U.S. where he has developed a deep appreciation for world gastronomy. MasalaContinued from page 14Chef Alex shows off a few Indian specialties including the mix grill, stuffed peppers and Naan bread.

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16 The PelicanFriday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com Paul’s in Boca Raton. Scott, who will play Scrooge, was in search of the right headwear. “We will miss this place,” he said as he went for his third garbage bag. “Everyone is very nice here. And it was fun to just come by and try on the costumes.” Most visitors to Costume World never realized that behind the showroom curtain were seamstresses readying the largest collection of Broadway costumes in the world for shows across the nation. The Powerline Road location has also stored much of the inventory, but now will become a complex offering a private VIP costuming experience for socialites who want to create a dazzling impression. “We are thrilled to centralize our business,” said Wick. “It’s going to be an amazing experience – 30,000 square feet of hanging costumes, a costume production area and a wig production area. There will be a showroom where customers can consult with our expert costumers.” To combat Amazon’s takeover of the packaged costume industry, Wick said she is “adapting to highlight our unusual strengths – dramatic costumes and accessories.” Five years ago, Wick purchased the Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton. She re-named it The Wick, added a costume museum, and produces five musicals there each season. Her collection features jewelry worn by Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra,” clothes worn by Debbie Reynolds and Joan Rivers, and the costumes featured in a 2011 “Vogue” photo shoot. The Wick Theater and its museum will remain at its current location. CostumeContinued from page 5Oksana Horton, artistic director of Revelation Ministries, and Jeanne Scott put the nishing touches to Tom Scott’s Scrooge apparel. [Staff] George Heck, a foreman with Pompano Beach’s Public Works Department, grabs a Japanese Fern on Saturday for a Pompano Beach resident. It was one of free trees given out at the City Nursery. Another tree giveaway away will be held at the Nursery, 1000 NE 3 Ave., on Saturday, July 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants must prove residency to receive free trees. The maximum number of trees given per residence is two. Parking is available in the lot north of the Nursery. “I feel like I’m picking out a Christmas tree,” said resident Michelle Gardner. Tree varieties include Purple Tabebuia, Live Oak, Christmas Palm, Triangle Palm, Silver Buttonwood, Clusia Rosea, Golden Tabebuia and Phoenix Sylvestris Palm. For more information, call 954-545-7014.Collier City Family Fun DayPompano Beach – The 4th Annual Collier City Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McNair Recreational Park, 951 NW 27 Ave. The free event will include entertainment, distribution of meats, fruits and vegetables, games, health and wellness screenings, haircuts and more. Call 954-917-8099 for more information.

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The Pelican 17 Friday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com Art 7/26 Meet and greet artist Tim Forman at the Gay & Lesbian Business Exchange Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of CommerceÂ’s July networking mixer at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, 231 SW Second Avenue, Lauderdale. Donation $10. For details, email michael@goodmanpr. com. Arts & Crafts take place at N.E. Focal Point senior center, 227 NW 2 St., Deerfield 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 954673-8137. Auditions The Broward WomenÂ’s Choral Group seeks women singers. Rehearsals are Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954951-6789. Or contact info@ bwcchoralgroup.org. The Fort Lauderdale Symphonic Winds is accepting new members. There are openings for clarinet, percussion, saxophone, bassoon and trumpet. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at American Legion Post 222 in Oakland Park. Call 954-647-0700. (www.ftlwinds. org). Books 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. Chamber of Commerce meetings The Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce encourages area residents to join our organization with a Persona membership. This is a great 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 whatÂ’s going on. Cost is $75 a year for the professional membership. Signup is at the Visitor Center, 4201 Ocean Blvd., or online at lbts. com. 954-776-1000. Classes 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 954-2491333. Clubs/Groups Pompano Beach Rotary Club meets at noon at GaluppiÂ’s Restaurant, 1103 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach. For details or membership information call 954-649-9200. Community Presbyterian Church of Deerfield 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. No charge to attend. 561-271-0907. South Florida Depression Glass Club meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Wilton Manors WomanÂ’s Club, 600 NE 21 Ct. Join the members to learn more about Vintage Glass & Pottery that is made in America. Call 954649-9547. 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 2 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. BocaRatonS tampAndCoinClub@gmail. com. Miniature Club, Les Petits Collecteurs on the first Wednesday of the month, 6:45-9 p.m. at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 NW Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton. Guests & new member welcome. Call ahead, 954-7251270. 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 Drive, LBTS, open to men and women to learn about plants, flowers, nature, conservation and all related matters. 954942-1639. 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. 954-2755457. Pompano Beach Lighthouse Rotary Club meets on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at See CALENDAR on page 22

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18 The Pelican Friday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.comCLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE To place your classi ed ad please visit pelicannewspaper.com or call 954-783-8700 by Wednesday at 5 p.m. REAL ESTATE • SALES • CARS • TRUCKS • SERVICES • JOBS 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 Deadline for classi ed advertising is on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Thank you. 954-783-8700 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 19 The Pelican 954-783-8700 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. Homes for Rent Townhouse for Rent Homes for SaleLIVING THE DREAM! 70’ WATERFRONT/ OCEAN ACCESS Apartments Buildings for Sale12 units for sale $699,000 10 units ocean access with 145 ft on wide canal $1,799.000 Call Mark, agent 954-5312862. OWNER FINANCING Condos for SaleLauderdale-by-The-Sea 4050 N Ocean Drive. DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!!! 1Bd/1Ba, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING! $179,000 Building on the Beach. Cash Only. No Renting. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552. Pompano Beach – 750 N. Ocean Blvd. DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!!! 2b/2b, Totally Updated. High Impact Windows. $399K. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552. Pompano Beach 2Bd/2Ba. 1620 N. Ocean Blvd. Lowest price on the Beach. $309K. Corner Unit. High Impact Windows. Ocean Views. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552.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: cashforhousesdepot.com. Email: Innovativehome buyers@gmail. com. 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-pro ts, schools and hospitals. This on-the-job training can then be used as a bridge to nd employment outside of the program. To participate, you must be: age 55 or older; unemployed and seeking employment; quali ed as low income. To apply, please call 954-858-5884 or visit the SCSEP of ce at 2901 W Cypress Creek Road, Suite 116, Fort Lauderdale. Position WantedRetired businessowner with great organizational skills seeks part time position as personal assistant. Will provide transportation to appointments, shopping, dining out and other social activities. I am a reliable and efficient companion. Also able to help with lifestyle transitions, i.e. moves to assisted living facilities or simply downsizing. References available. 561-347-8383 or jyusem@comcast. net. Position WantedAvailable for pet sitting, of ce and house cleaning, helping senior citizens with overnight stays, grocery shopping, doctors appointments, etc. Call 954-268-0775 HOMES FOR RENT, “COVE” NEIGHBORHOOD, DEERFIELD BEACH $2,900 W/POOL OR $2,650 CORNER LOT-ANNUAL LEASE. NO PETS/NO SMOKING. BAILEY WOODRUFF REAL ESTATE-754-235-6562. 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. 954-709-6802 Apartments for RentPompano Beach – 1Bdrm/1Bath, pets allowed, on the water, dock avail, school, granite kitchen, SS appliances, outdoor patio, quiet cul-de-sac. Call: Mark, agent 954-5312862. $1,195/Mo. Roommate WantedNorth Deer eld/Boca area. $600/ mth pls $200 Security Deposit. 754-213-7078. 60+ Roommate wanted for 93 yr. old Woman Who Resides in Margate FREE Room and Board Private Bedroom/Bathroom Must be home in evenings Call Dottie at 954-914-5670. $715,000 Open oor plan with split bedrooms, 2 car garage w/circular paved driveway. Impeccable home with all features one could want. High tech security, whole house automatic generator, tiki hut overlooking water. Professional low maintenance landscaping. Everything is like new. Call Mark Seramur for special pricing and private viewing at 954-531-2862. www.MyCypressHarbor. com, Bea Morley RE group. EAST BOCA RATON $289,000 2 bdrm/2 bath house in E. Boca Raton. Pink stove, pink cabinets, original mid century. Close to US 1. LOOKING FOR FAST SALE. CASH ONLY! Call Mark Seramur at 954531-2862. Hairdresser WantedHairdressers 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. STORE CLERKPart time position with day or evening shift available responsible likeable adult with exible time schedule. Local references. Call Alex 954-648-6594. Dog, People Walker

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The Pelican 19 Friday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com Classi edsContinued from page 18 The Pelican 954-783-8700 Help WantedIT SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER I IT Development Software Manager I (FirstBank, Pompano Beach, FL.): Reqs Master’s Degree (U.S. or foreign equiv.) in Computer Sci or Computer Engg: 3 years of tech exp. in MS.Net.SQL server, & Azure cloud technologies: 2 years of mortgage industry exp. Job offer contingent upon satisfactory background check & drug test. Domestic travel reqd (5%). Quali ed applicants mail resume to Ankit Shah, VP, Info Tech – Mortgage Division, FirstBank, 2401 E. Atlantic Blvd, Suite 400, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 Caregiver WantedCaregiver needed for older patient who needs personal care, socializing, oxygen care. English Speaking. 20 Hours/Week or Weekends. Must prepare meals. Call 954-478-2056. Professional Cleaning ServiceI will professionally clean your home immaculately. Special Summer Rates. Call Jeanette for a free estimate. References available upon request. 954-982-5417. Raquel’s Cleaning ServiceResidential and Commercial Cleaning Services. $20/hour. Minimum 3 hours. Local References available. Prepare Condos and Homes for seasonal visitors. Call 754-367-6214. Personal ServiceNeed a ride somewhere? Call Bob for personal transportation. Reasonable rates. 954-254-6221. Home Repair ServicesMike’s Handyman Service – Call Today! – Fix Today! Fans, Lights, Drywall Patching, Sof ts, Facia, Carpentry, Painting, Garage Clean-outs and More! Call 727-218-2878. SupportN.E. Focal Point offers weekly Caregiver Support Groups. Wed. at 10 a.m. and Thurs. at 4:30 p.m. The Center conducts the caregiver training and support group for individuals caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease, memory impairments, dementia, and cognitive limitations. Call 954-480-4463.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., 954-943-8148. Pompanobridge.com. 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. Shuf eboard – Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at McNab Park, 2250 E. Atlantic Blvd. 954-786-4111. Pompano BudgetContinued from page 1Property taxes may increase by three percent and residential fire assessments will jump from $163 to $210 per household. Commercial, industrial, and institutional rates are determined by square footage. Commissioners are considering a $285 million operating budget [$284,972,495], up seven percent [$18,776,882] over last year. Five parts of the budget are funded through other means such as assessments, fees, fines and permits. But it is the taxpayer who funds the general budget of $144,204,825. That budget calls for a $12.3 million increase over last year’s $132 million, a nine percent increase. Increases in the general fund include $1.9 million for police services; maintenance, $860K; recreational supplies, $575K; payments to the Community Redevelopment Agency [CRA], $881K ; capital improvement projects, $2.4 million and Emergency Medical services $602K. The city also budgeted for seven additional school resource officers [SRO] to cover all schools as mandated by the state. Pompano Beach Police Chief John Hale explained that the SROs were mandated by the state but underfunded by the state legislature. The fire department is pegged for a three percent hike over last year’s $22.3 million to fund this year’s $22.9 million budget. Increases are due to adding five positions in the department and expenses related to health benefits. In response to complaints of homeless persons in the area, commissioners also approved hiring five new park rangers. Chief Hale said the rangers would receive training.Millage rates for taxpayers if there are no changes:Operating Millage – 5.1361 G.O. Bond Millage 0.4875 EMS Millage 0.5000 Fire Assessment (residential) $210 The recommended budget will be presented to the city at 5:15 on Sept. 14 and Sept. 21 at the Commissioner Chambers, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd.

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20 The Pelican Friday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com The gun locker would be used to store a “long gun.” City Manager Leigh Ann Henderson said the SRO would bring the long gun into the school in the morning when reporting for duty, lock it in a safe and take it home at night. Only the SRO would have access to the safe. Carson said she found no comfort in that either. But state legislators do. In March, they passed a law that requires school boards and district superintendents to partner with law enforcement agencies and place at least one or more armed officers at each school in a district. The impetus for the law was the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a former student used a long gun [AR15], killing 17 students and staff members and injuring 17 others. Although the state law allows teachers to be trained as guardians, school officials do not intend to arm them. “Teachers have enough to do,” said Jeff Moquin, Broward School Board chief of staff. He added that school board staff agree that all schools must have a School Resource Officer [SRO] or an armed guardian. He added that once a city passes its own law for SROs or guardians, each plan must be approved by the school board. Guardians can be retired military personnel or retired police officers. They will be trained for school service and must pass psychological, firearm proficiency and safety tests. Broward Schools also require two years of police or military service, according to Nora Rupert, school board chair. “As to teachers, I don’t see how they can teach and [work as armed guardians], she added. Prior to making a decision for armed SROs or guardians, each school must undergo an independent safety study. Rupert said that all schools are checked for safety issues prior to annual opening sessions. But this year, the school board added a third party review as required by the state. SROs are partially funded by the school board; information on pay or additional pay for armed guardians, who must be school employees, was not available. Wilton Manors Police Chief Paul O’Connell said the school resource officer would carry his or her department-issued service revolver as well as a long gun. “Shootings at Columbine, Newtown and Parkland had one thing in common: the long gun The long gun [AR-15] has enhanced accuracy over long distances. We are going to level the playing field,” O’Connell said. If a long gun is not stored in a safe, the officer can wear the gun like a backpack, similar to those used for tennis rackets. Carson said she was concerned about the time the SRO would spend walking around the campus with the long gun. O’Connell said the exposure would be “minimal.” He said the school resource officer parks his or her cruiser 100 yards from the school resource officer’s office, where the gun locker would be. O’Connell said the long gun was previously kept in the cruiser’s locked trunk. He called the gun locker an “unfortunate sign of the times.” “I can assure you it’s been safely designed,” O’Connell said. Commissioner Scott Newton questioned the effectiveness of having the long gun if the officer has to go back to the gun locker to retrieve it. “How is he going to protect them if he has to go to a room, unlock it and go back? That could be minutes,” he said. O’Connell said the officers would have to rely on their training in that instance. “The officer has to address the threat and make a tactical decision,” he said. Some commissioners also questioned what kind of impact having a second gun on campus would have on the children who go to school there. Commissioner Tom Green said kids are more resilient than people give them credit for. “I think adults underestimate what kids know and see and understand,” he said. “I’m glad we’re trying to protect children, but I think we underestimate how kids will deal with it. I think kids can deal with this better than we think they can.” Carson asked that the long gun stay in the school resource officer’s trunk rather than in the locked gun safe, but Commissioner Newton said he couldn’t support that. “It’s safer in the gun safe,” he said. Vice-Mayor Justin Flippen said he wasn’t sure it was the commission’s place to decide whether this was the best option or not. “My limitation is that I am not a law enforcement expert, he said. “I would hate to not empower the school resource officer and the police department.” Carson asked O’Connell to look into how many schools in Broward County will have gun safes and which ones will have them. She said it’s unlikely having that information would change her mind on whether she thinks the elementary school should have one, but still felt the information was important. The SRO salary would be partially paid for by the city and would be reimbursed by the school district in 10 installments throughout the year. The position previously paid $46,000 but was increased to $52,000 for the upcoming school year. In Pompano Beach, commissioners voted to add five new SROs to the city budget, which would cover all city schools this fall. City school plans go before the school board in August. The Wilton Manors resolution passed 4-1, Carson dissenting. Wilton Manors is one of the first cities to prepare for the gun-carrying school season. A spokesperson from BSO said their deputies will not use safes, but will carry Sig MPX 9mm long guns in back packs. Long gunContinued from page 1 Senator Gary Farmer’s of ce [District 34] responded to the statewide mandate for armed of cers on school campuses. Farmer voted against the mandate, citing that school employees should not be armed. He supported two items in the bill that called for increasing the age from 18 to 21 to purchase a gun and a ban on bump stocks that add automatic shooting ability to a long gun. A spokesperson from Farmer’s of ce said that the National Ri e Association [NRA] has “long wanted these guns on campus.” Prior to the March passage of the law mandating armed guards at all schools, Marjory Stoneman Douglas students and teachers met with Farmer to oppose the bill based on their feelings that “guns made students uncomfortable.” They noted that after the Feb. 14 shooting at their school, the governor had placed armed National Guard persons at the school, a visual they did not like.Florida State Senator Gary Farmer [District 34] Guns on campus now; Not the visual MSD students wanted

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The Pelican 21 Friday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com Commissioner Todd Drosky said, “I am so proud of the team [that staffed the camp]. The painting and the sculpture was truly fantastic . because of this success, I think we will have Buddy summer programs at all our recreation locations.” The camp gave a dozen teens with special needs four weeks of summer fun. “Without it, they spend their days hanging out on a couch,” said Program Coordinator Kenny Lawrence. Daniele Watanabe, whose son Benson is autistic and has Down’s Syndrome, said Deerfield’s Buddy Camp was the only program that would take him. She is especially appreciative of the Deerfield CampContinued from page 13Beach Kiwanis Club $1,500 contribution to the program that enabled Benson to go on a scholarship. “Without it, he would not have been able to attend,” Watanabe said. Benson particularly loved the day at Boomer’s and the On the shing pier are Benson, Kenny Lawrence, Grant, Cris, and Lenny. [Courtesy]bowling excursion. Lawrence said the friendships made among the campers was for him an important result of the summer camp. “It is both mine and the vision of the city, commissioners, and city manager, to continue the growth of this necessary program and to help create a safe non-judgmental environment that everyone can be a part of,” he said. “Future programming will provide a sense of inclusion and socialization and give everyone involved a chance to grow and learn from each other.” Lawrence said all kids are welcome to be camp Buddies, but the programs are geared to those with special needs. ‘“There are lessons to be learned on both sides,” he said of the camp population. Registration for the fall Buddy camps for ages 10 and above begins here Aug, 1. The schedule will be announced shortly. Cameron stands with an exhibit of the art work done by summer Buddy Campers.Send The Pelican information on your club or organization! editor.pelican@gmail.com[Right] Aboard the Bluefoot pirate ship during a special camp excursion are Faith, Hope, Braeden and James.

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22 The Pelican Friday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com CalendarContinued from page 17Galuppi’s on the Green, 1103 N Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Call 954-253-6251. Dance Wednesdays Ballroom and Latin Dancing at 6 p.m. at Art Serve, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Call Michael Brewer at 954-805-3470.EventsTuesdays – 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 & a whole lot more! Herb Skolnick Comm Center, 800 SW 36th Ave. Pompano Beach Water Taxi – from Bokampers to Cap’s Place (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. 954-3576599. 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 Hikes7/21 Okeeheelee Park Walk. Take a walk in this expansive park. Meet at Okeeheelee Park South’s new boat launch parking lot. 7:30 a.m. Contact: Bruce Brown, tel:(772) 333-1837. Public/ Leisure. 7/22 – Yamato Scrub Natural Area. 701 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, FL 33487. For south county hikers this easy access hike is in Boca Raton. Meet before 7:30 a.m. start time. Contact: Alan Collins, 561-586-0486. Public/ Leisure. 7/28 Hike on the Apoxee Wilderness Trail 3125 North Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the trailhead for this minimum 9 mile hike in West Palm Beach’s urban wilderness off Jog Rd. Plenty of water is a must. Contact: Joe Rosenberg, 561859-1954. Public/Moderate. LibrariesNorth Regional College Library -Thursdays – Digital Downloads Open House. Access and download the library’s free books. Noon to 1 p.m. 954-201-2601. North Regional/Broward College Library offers adult coloring, fitness programs, group jigsaw puzzling and classes in English and Spanish. 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. Call 954-2012601. Music7/21 Shumann Program, featuring Tian Ying 4 p.m. Steinway Piano Gallery, 7940 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, Tickets $25. For details, call 561-982-8887NatureNights 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 fish, sting rays, and other marine life during these free daily feeding presentations. Call 561-5448605.Theater8/04 Motherhood Rewritten, a unique, theatrical experience, inspiring parents to find harmony within the household while gaining insightful management lessons from leading authors and motivational speakers. This day-long retreat will inspire and entertain attendees with expert advice, heart-felt musical numbers, and showstopping dance routines. The conference runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.at The Pompano Beach Cultural Center. Tickets are $115-$160 at www.ccpompano. org Tours Butler House tours Deerfield 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@Deerfield-history.org. 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. Tour Historic Pompano Beach. From the SampleMcDougald House to the Indian Mound. Tours tell tales of the land to farms to its time today. Meet at 9 a.m. Founders Park, 217 NE 4 Ave., Pompano Beach. 10 a.m. tour bus leaves. Tickets $15/person. 954-7823015 for the next tour date. Nature Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m. See CALENDAR on page 24

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The Pelican 23 Friday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com The Pelican Newspaper Subscribe today $13.78 per year.Delivered to your Condo, Business or Home. Brady NewbillPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – If “all the world’s a stage,” as Shakespeare wrote, than there should be plenty of room for motherhood to have the limelight. From “Little Women” to “Mother Courage,” many of the finest works of theater have drawn inspiration from maternal sources. But on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., a new approach to the relationship between motherhood and the theater will be on display at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd. The Motherhood Rewritten Theatrical Conference will blend presentations from authors and motivational Motherhood Rewritten Theatrical Conference seeks to o er fresh familial perspectives at Pompano Beach Cultural Center Aug. 4keynote speakers, discussions and musical and theatrical performances. All centered on the topics of motherhood, parenting, relationships and holistic fulfillment. “This conference will help parents set the restart button by providing fresh perspectives and insights into managing their family’s lives in a more productive manner,” said Suki Eleuterio, co-founder of Motherhood Rewritten. “But be assured, this is not your usual, cookiecutter boring conference.” Among the keynote speakers will be Motherhood Rewritten co-founders Allison Ford and Anja Weinberg, as well as author Davide Di Giorgio and Tiffany Lanier, CEO and founder of A Modern Visionary. The event aims to inspire attendees to find a deeper connection to their relationships in both family and community. “It’s a way to look at who we are personally in motherhood, and how that came to be,” says Ford. “Ultimately, we are presenting choice within parenting – right on the stage – with utter authenticity. Our goal is to have us look at mothering as an ever-evolving opportunity for growth and grace, not simply as a job we do.” While the conference focuses on motherhood, it is open to all who wish to build on their roles at home; fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and caregivers of all kinds are encouraged to attend. For tickets [$115 to $160], visit ccpompano.org.Motherhood Rewritten aims to forge a new relationship between motherhood and the theater. Pictured are Allison Ford [Left] and her children, Kennedy and Anderson; Anja Weinberg and her son, Daniel and Suki Eleuterio with her daughter, Mishka. [Courtesy]

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24 The Pelican Friday, July 20, 2018pelicannewspaper.com 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 fish, 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. Sports Over-50 Baseball – Play the game on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. at Pioneer Park in Deerfield Beach. All skill levels, All welcome. Dues $40 annually. Call Denis Tranchida at 954-647-1621. Swim Classes The Deerfield Beach Aquatic Center will offering summer swim lessons taught by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors. Call 954420-2262. Sundays Bingo 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. Mondays In Your Shoes – Second and fourth Mondays at 10 a.m., free discussions for adult men and women, led by professional facilitator at Temple Sholom, 132 SE 11 Ave. 954-942-6410. ThursdaysSit N’ Fit Chair Yoga Tuesdays & Thursdays. 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Chair Yoga for Young at Heart Senior, Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:45 to11:30 a.m. Center for Active Aging, 227 N.W. 2 Street, Deerfield Beach. Call 954480-4446. Agape Cafe opens its doors to all who are hungry every Thursday between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. at St. Martin Episcopal Church, 140 SE 28 Ave. Call 954-941-4843. FridaysRotary Club of Pompano Beach meets on Fridays at noon at Galuppi’s on the Green, 1103 N Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-7863274.VolunteerBroward Center for the Performing Arts seeks ushers to welcome patrons and help them find their seats. The Center offers a three-hour course for training. Call 954468-2684.Important Numbers• BSO Victim/Witness services 954-321-4122 • Women-in-Distress 24hour line – 954-761-1133 • 24-Hour Crisis line – 211 • NE. Focal Point Senior Center – 954-480-4449 • Abuse [elderly & children] 800-96 ABUSE • Legal Aid – 954-765-8950 • Sexual Assault Hotline – 954-761-RAPE CalendarContinued from page 22 WWW.PelicanNewspaper. com Place your classi ed online or Call 954-783-8700