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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, September 21, 2018 Vol. XXVI, Issue 38Price 10¢ Neg Mawon pap jamn kraze“The free man can never be destroyed”Haitian Heritage Celebration honors community mosaic By Brady NewbillPELICAN WRITERA statue of Neg Mawon sits in the center of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Neg Mawon is a symbol of independence. It is a sculpture of a black man, his ankles and wrists shackled, though the chains are broken. He is a slave, fighting for his freedom; in his left hand, he holds a conch shell to his lips, blowing the call to others to join the revolt.But last Saturday, Neg Mawon’s call was one of unification at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center’s first Haitian celebration. Mathias’ replica of the iconic Neg Mawon statue served as the centerpiece of the reception in the lobby. See HAITI CELEBRATES on page 16 Commissioners nix Water Taxi stop at marinaBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLauderdale-By-The-Sea – After hearing again from numerous residents opposed to the idea, commissioners here have said no to a Water Taxi stop at the marina on Basin Drive. In July, after the new owner of the marina offered the Water Taxi stop, Commissioner Randy Strauss asked for discussion of the matter then and again last Wednesday. “I’d love to see the water taxi, but I’m not advocating for it on the canal,” See TAXI on page 14 See DIST. 2 on page 10 Pompano moves to generate extra income with naming rightsBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – In an effort to generate additional revenue, city commissioners have approved a contract to pursue possible naming rights for some of the city’s facilities. At their Sept. 11 meeting, commissioners voted 4-2 to contract with The Superlative Group. Superlative will solicit corporate sponsors to partner with the city. Commissioners Beverly Perkins and Michael Sobel were against the idea. A previous vote, to adopt the policy of allowing possible naming rights and corporate sponsorships, was approved by every commissioner except Sobel. The second vote was specifically to approve the contracted with Superlative. Prior to the vote, Vice Mayor Charlotte Burrie said she liked the idea of new income but was concerned about the city losing its identity. The city will pay Superlative $7,500 a month for up to 18 months; a $10,000 travel stipend is also included. The contract will automatically terminate when all the sponsorship opportunities are taken or the 18-month period ends. City commissioners will have final approval of any proposed sponsor names. See NAMING RIGHTS on page 15 A long time in coming, but real movement is taking place at NE High SchoolBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFOakland Park – It’s been four years in the making, but hope was restored this week at Northeast High School. Daniel Jardine of Heery Construction, announced that the reconstructed school will be ready for students in 2021. But until then, Northeast Hurricane-high schoolers, teachers and staff will have to bear the impact of the construction. Broward voters approved an $800 million bond to fund improvements in a number of schools in 2014, but snags along the way delayed implementation and have inflamed parents and local officials. But there was not a contentious voice in the audience on this night in See NE HIGH on page 9 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Voters in Dist. 2 are considering two candidates with distinctly differing views for city commission on Nov. 6. In a forum presented Saturday by The Pelican at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Rhonda Eaton and Tom Terwilliger presented their ideas to voters. Eaton, who has owned a home in Cresthaven since 2014, is a former president of that homeowners’ board and vice chair of the city’s planning and zoning board. She places crime, speeding, and derelict properties as the three areas of most concern to her in Dist 2. Terwilliger is in his fourth attempt to win this seat, the last time in 2016 when he received 44.24 percent of the vote. He is on the board of his Leisureville Safety, illegal dumping, taxes top list for Dist. 2 candidates


2 The PelicanFriday, September 21, 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 Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach – “Everyone thinks it is their personal lighthouse,” said Ken Herman, president of the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society, at the dedication of the structure’s restored entranceway earlier this month. “People get emotionally involved.” Herman’s words were echoed by others in attendance. Lighthouse Point residents Tom and Jane Wye said it is the “passionate volunteers” at the lighthouse who have inspired their ongoing gifts to the keepers of this light. The Wyes head up a family foundation dedicated to children, veterans, historical preservation and medical research. To date they have donated nearly $100,000 for repairs to the 111-year-old beacon. Their most recent project was replacing the rusty iron bars at the base of the lighthouse. The dedication attracted local VIPs including Hillsboro Beach Mayor Deb Tarrant, Mayor Lamar Fisher and Commissioner Rex Hardin from Pompano Beach, Coast Guard Capt. Robert Hueller and former Hillsboro mayor and town historian Carmen McGarry. Hueller said the Preservation Society has for 30 years “done a truly remarkable job.” Of the lighthouse he said, “[At sea] you can’t always Donors, volunteers dedicate replica of lighthouse’s original entryway The Davis family atop the Hillsboro Lighthouse at the dedication of the restored entrance. From left, Steve West, MacKenzie Davis, Carli Davis, Miles Davis, Mike Davis, Trent Davis and David Davis. [Courtesy] Bob and Amy Davis, owners of Skyline Steel, donors of the new railings. [Courtesy]rely on a GPS. This is a visual guide. When you see it, you know you are home safe.” Tarrant said the lighthouse is a “monumental tribute to the time and talent” of those who keep it maintained. One of those is Art Makanian, the unofficial lighthouse keeper, who spoke long and lovingly of the cause that has been his passion for decades. The new entrance has been restored with the steel railing that is an exact replica of the original installed in 1906. The material and installation were donated by Skyline Steel, a Fort Lauderdale company owned by Bob and Amy Davis. Emcee Ed Dietrich, Jr. summed up the event. “This is an extremely special day. It’s a day for people to engage with this metal giant with structural strength as good as the day it was built.” Preservation Society Historian Ralph Kugler has written the story of the metal giant in a 640-page book he worked on for three years “Almost Complete History of Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse” The first edition has been printed; 100 signed copies will go to special people. A second edition will soon be available at the Lighthouse Museum, located in the park at the Hillsboro Inlet.


The Pelican 3 Friday, September 21, Wreaths Across America honors veterans at John Knox VillagePompano Beach – John Knox Village volunteers will join the Lighthouse Point DAR [Daughters of the American Revolution] and motorcyclists from Miami to place wreathes on veterans’ graves at Pompano Beach Cemetery on Dec.15. Katherine Frazer, Gold Star widow and board member of the John Knox Village Foundation explained,“We hope to sell over 100 wreaths to our residents for $15 each; $5 will go back into to our Sharing and Caring fund that supports the military. This is a wonderful way to honor our deceased veterans, and we are hoping that our generous residents will make this fundraiser a success.” By Katina Caraganis PELICAN WRITERWilton Manors – To provide increased police firepower in the event of a school shooter, a gun safe will be installed at Wilton Manors Elementary School. The safe will be used to store a long gun [AR-15] while the school resource officer [SRO] is on duty at the school. The safe will be in the SRO office and only the police will have access, said Police Chief Paul O’Connell. The chief called it an “unfortunate sign of the times.” Not allowing the safe to be installed, said O’Connell, was denying officers the chance City funds gun safe on school campusto make a tactical decision whether to use their handgun or the long gun in the event of a shooting. The decision to fund the safe was made by commissioners at their Sept. 11 meeting. O’Connell made the request for $2,699 from the state police forfeiture fund. In a 4-1 vote, commissioners approved the request at their Sept. 11 meeting. Commissioner Julie Carson dissented. “I am not in favor of this,” she said. “I will continue to fight to keep guns out of schools.” The vote came on the heels of concerns raised by Carson, who questioned whether having the safe on the premises was the safest option for the children who attend school there. In March, state legislators 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 AR-15, 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. Those officers can be traditional school resource officers previously assigned to schools. However, districts have other options, such as See GUN SAFE on page 7


4 The PelicanFriday, September 21, By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Commissioners, meeting Monday as the board of the Community Redevelopment Agency [CRA], approved the 2019 budgets for the East and Northwest CRAs. In the East CRA, revenues total $8.2 million, including $3.2 million in tax increment financing and $4.7 million leftover from this year’s budget. Expenditures are $8.1 million, including redevelopment projects of $6.6 million and $1 million for debt service. In the East CRA, funds are proposed for the Pier Street West streetscape, $1.5 million, and for relocation of the McNab House to McNab Park [$1.150 million] to create opportunity for a restaurant and gardens. The budget for property CRA budgets for new year stand at $8.2 million and $16.8 million; McNab House budgeted for move to McNab Parkacquisitions was increased to acquire key sites in a blighted area along South Federal Highway where the CRA now owns about an acre of land. The budget for acquisitions is now $3.3 million. The budget includes $101,000 for security for a private firm, Professional Security Consultants [PSC]. Board Member Michael Sobel asked if there are any measurables on the firm’s productivity. Nguyen Tran of the CRA staff responded that the PSC employees were hired as a deterrent to problems. “Seeing someone there makes you feel safe.” Noting that he voted earlier against the expense for the private firm, Sobel said the East CRA Advisory Committee was assured there would be clear measurables. He asked again if the CRA has a way to quantify the work PSC has done. He questioned whether there has been one arrest as a result of their calls to BSO. Tran said the firm gives monthly reports and was hired to be extra eyes and ears. Board Chair Lamar Fisher said it would help if the CRA board got copies of PSC’s monthly reports, as well as the committee.NW CRAIn the Northwest CRA, total revenues for 2019 are $16.8 million, including $9.3 million in tax increment financing and $7.3 million leftover from this year’s budget. Expenses total $16.8 million, including $14 million for redevelopment investment and $2 million for debt service. Property values increased 10 percent in the Northwest to $1.1 billion. Expenses in the coming year include Innovation District drainage design, $1.9 million; Innovation District construction, $5.6 million; Annie Gillis Park Plaza improvements, $152,396 and Collier City gateway, $250,000. Resident Sarahca Peterson was concerned about children’s safety and asked what security is planned around proposed canals. Horacio Danovich, CRA engineer, said they will meet safety standards. He said the project is far from a completed design. The budget includes $300,000 for security plus an additional $250,000 for additional safety/ security. Board member Sobel asked why additional security is needed. The NW CRA Advisory Committee recommended this month that the additional amount for security be dropped from the proposed budget and the funds put to Gillis Park improvements and emergency See CRA on page 20


The Pelican 5 Friday, September 21, 2018pelicannewspaper.comPhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people making a difference. Phyllis’s book, China Dahl, is available on Call 954-7838700. Making a Di erence Friends in Stitches Recovery Bee is Aimee Ballantyne’s crusade to save the environment by using less By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFF“By recycling fabric scraps and used clothing, we are saving the environment,” says Aimee Ballantyne, a dedicated woman who wants to save the world for future generations. Her way to do it is to repurpose and recreate instead of adding to the landfill. Her group, Friends in Stitches, focuses on sewing. She says, “We accept fabric and sewing donations from the local community so that they don’t go into landfills. We reuse those scraps to quilt, patch, sew, teach sewing and create everything from ball gowns to bows and bandannas for pets.” She added, “In August of this year, Dr. Perez at Middle River Animal Hospital in Oakland Park had a customer appreciation day. Along with other treats, she offered our repurposed bows and bandannas for a nominal donation of $1 to support our cause. All the pets on hand looked very snazzy in their fashion accents.” Friends in Stitches is a home-based business located at 2300 NE 20 Avenue in Wilton Manors. Old fabric can be dropped off in front of the house. The business is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Sundays because Ballantyne says people seem to love to sew on Sundays. And she even has a monthly sewing bee with tea and cookies. “I was taught to say “We” in business school, but I do nearly all of the work around here myself,” she says. “I would love to have more volunteers. There are many donors, but not enough seamstresses or motivated students. As an artist, I am constantly searching for ways to reuse the donations left here.” She believes that sewing is therapeutic. “Sewing captures your attention even as it relaxes you with its repetitive motion. Once a project is completed the seamstress has a thing of beauty to decorate the home or to wear, as opposed to sending the scraps to Mount Trashmore [the nickname the public has given Waste Management’s trash disposal facility].” Ballantyne reminisces. “I attended Pine Crest Preparatory School. The school was a little paradise: gorgeous Georgian red brick arches, columns with plaques inscribed with the names of the richest families. “What I remember most vividly are the smells from our home economics class. We baked cookies and brownies and bread. We learned about nature’s most perfect food [milk and eggs] and how to distinguish fine bone china from china and stainless steel from silver or plate and which would last, and why. But most importantly, we learned to sew. “We cut patterns and used Singer machines. We were models in our own fashion shows, p arading in our dainty frocks. Mine was the most delicate yellow, kissed with tiny white dots and trimmed with lace. It is still hanging in my closet, 40 years later. “I ended up going away to Dartmouth, in the frozen wilderness of New Hampshire. Academic pressures were intense. I thought I’d been let in by accident. Every term, I swore that I’d flunk out. And at the very last minute, I would stress out, write a paper and squeak through. To ease tension. I found myself sewing. “Sewing became a lifetime tension reliever for me in college and in my European studies.” She has tutored at Pine Crest School and is a member of Friends of the Wilton Manors Library. In 2016, she graduated from the ArtServe Artist as Entrepreneur Business Institute. “I wanted to recreate the unstructured, creative play that prevailed at Trash 2 Treasure Creative Reuse that had existed in the Sunrise Library. I had organized their lending library and served as their librarian. When it closed for lack of artists, I bought the library for $100 and it is now housed in the sewing room in my home. These hardcover reference books are available to every student who signs up for Friends in Stitches. She founded Friends in Stitches in April of 2017. For $15 an hour, Friends offers sewing instruction; alterations are $8 per seam. Lessons are $10 per hour for tutoring and $5 for group sessions. The website, friendsinstitchesrecoverybee. buzz offers support and advice to new seamstresses on NextDoor, MeetUp and Alignable. Her mantra is reuse and save the planet. To join Friends in Stitches, call 954297-5102.Aimee Ballantyne is proud of her library, acquired from Trash 2 Treasure for $100. [Left] Ballantyne gets a kiss from a dog with his new bandanna. [Courtesy] Announcing retirement, city attorney names his successorBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – City Attorney Andy Maurodis announced his retirement this week after 35 years at the helm of this city’s legal affairs. In order to provide transitional oversight, Maurodis said he will remain on the job until next June. “I am scaling down my practice,” he said. “But I have a succession plan.” Two years ago, Maurodis closed his private practice and joined the law firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, focused on business and governmental law. Attorney Anthony Soroka, a partner in the law firm, was named assistant city attorney at that time and Maurodis has recommended to the commission that Soroka fill his position. Indicating approval of that plan, Commissioner Todd Drosky said, “We should utilize the brain power we have.” Commissioner Joe Miller told Maurodis, “You have thoughtfully helped us with our future.” Maurodis said he would prepare a resolution naming Soroka the new city attorney. It will have to be approved at a public hearing in the future. Soroka has been named a “rising star” in his professional field. He holds a law degree from the University of Miami and a BSBA in finance from University of Central Florida. Maurodis has also, for years, been legal counsel for the City of Parkland and the Broward County Planning Council. He holds a master of law degree from Columbia and graduated from the University of Miami. In 2008, he was named by Florida Trend one of the state’s top governmental attorneys.


6 The PelicanFriday, September 21, 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, Patti Fanucci, Distribution/Circulation: Al Schmidberger Special O ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 € Volume XXVI, Issue 38 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren The Broward Supervisor of Elections urges all citizens to vote in the Nov. 6 elections. The deadline to register is Oct. 8. For vote-by-mail forms, call 954-357-7050, ext. 2.Sept. 22 District 4 public forum Candidates: Carmen Dixon Jones, Beverly Perkins and Ed Phillips 7 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church, 890 NW 15 St.The public is encouraged to attend the following public forums as Pompano Beach faces its future: Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park – A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy was recently recognized by this city as “Officer of the Month” for his compassion, commitment and dedication to his work. The honor went to Deputy Jonathan Zinglo for his response to a police service call on July 25. Zinglo encountered a deaf and mute man experiencing a life crisis. The man had recently become homeless due to family issues and had been living out of his vehicle with two small kittens for several weeks. Attempting to get back on his feet, he had made arrangements to live with family members. As they were flying in to assist him the following morning, the man ended up with a Oakland Park BSO Deputy Jonathan Zinglo honored for compassion, dedication Deputy Jonathan Zinglodisabled vehicle and nowhere to stay. He then asked someone to summon BSO for assistance. Dep. Zinglo responded and used a notepad to communicate with the man, transcribed their conversation and arranged for a tow service. He then contacted a family member so the man could get a hotel room close to the airport. And then Zinglo got permission from his supervisor to transport the man and his kittens to the hotel and remained on the scene until he checked in without issues. Zinglo has been with in Oakland Park with BSO for just over four years. In an earlier incident about three years ago, Zinglo was working the midnight shift when he heard a kitten meowing from the engine compartment of a vehicle in the parking lot of a BSO substation. He obtained gloves from a 24-hour animal hospital and rescued the feral kitten. The vet took it home. Twenty-five motor deputies with the Broward Sheriff’s Office participated in a three-day challenge in Palm Bay and placed in a number of the competitions. The Space Coast Motor Officers’ Challenge, Sept. 6 to 8, had participants from across the nation. Said Motor Unit Sgt. Todd Michael,“Funds raised during this year’s Motor Officers Challenge were used to support “Driven by Heart,” a 501(c)(3) organization supporting members on the cancer community in Melbourne. These functions are an opportunity for members of our agency to meet and train with other motor officers from around the state as well as those who travel from outside of Florida to attend. Not only is this a chance to strengthen the bond between members of the law enforcement community, it allows for an opportunity to strengthen their skill sets involved with riding a motorcycle as well as assisting members of the community in a time of need. After competing in several different events during the entire three-day challenge, deputies from the Broward Sheriff’s Office were able to place in every event open to our agency.” BSO deputies bring home awards Local museums joining Smithsonian’s Live! celebrationSPECIAL TO THE PELICAN Deerfield Beach – Three museums here will participate in the annual Museum Day Live! On Saturday, Sept. 22. On this day, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities and open their doors to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. The event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Last year’s event nationally drew over 400,000 participants. “The Deerfield Beach Historical Society is thrilled to be a participant in Museum Day Live! for the 5th year and we are eager to welcome guests to our three museums – Historic Butler House, Old School House Museum and the South Florida Railway Museum,” said Judi Stanich, Historical Society special events coordinator. “All three museums are listed on the Register of Historical Places.” Special exhibits mark the day at the School Museum where there will be a display of “52 Moments,” a series of historic prints capturing early moments in the city’s history. In addition, visitors may view the Historic 1951 Seaboard Airline Caboose at its recently-located place adjacent to the School Museum. The Historic Butler House, located at 380 E/ Hillsboro Boulevard, built in 1923, is a Spanish Mission Style home sitting on four lots, owned and maintained by the Deerfield Beach Historical Society since 1977. The Old School House Museum, located at 232 NE 2 St. and built in 1920, is Deerfield Beach’s oldest surviving school structure. Originally called Deerfield School, it is now called The Old School House. In 1926, after Deerfield Beach Elementary School was built, it was used for city government business. The home of the South Florida Railway Museum is located in the historic Seaboard Air Line Railway station located at 1300 W. Hillsboro Boulevard. The station was built in 1926 during the Seaboard’s push into South Florida to compete with Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway and is one of the few remaining structures to display the look of old Deerfield. The Railway Museum [] contains and displays different articles and artifacts of railroading history. In Pompano Beach, the Sample McDougald House, 410 NE 10 St., home of Neal Sample, an early farmer in this area, will be open for visitors. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2018 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, visit Go to or the Society’s Facebook page or call 954429-0378 for information about the Deerfield Beach Historical Society and its activities.


The Pelican 7 Friday, September 21, CHURCH DIRECTORY a school safety officer or a school “guardian,” meaning certain school personnel who would be on campus to aid in certain incidents during the school day. Commissioner Scott Newton said he had concerns about the time it would take for the officer to run to his office, unlock the safe, get the gun and run back to the area of concern. “How many people will they kill in the meantime?” he asked. Newton also said he was not in favor of having the SRO carry a long gun on their person in a backpack. Vice-Mayor Justin Flippen said, “The city has a duty to keep kids safe. I know what happens when law enforcement is ill equipped in schools. We live in an area where this is a necessity for our children. We can either meet the challenge or fall short.” Commissioner Tom Green said the gun safe was a “great compromise between having nothing at all and [the SRO] carrying it on [his or her person].” Mayor Gary Resnick agreed with both Flippen and Green saying, “We can’t guarantee the safety of anyone, let alone students in schools. If the chief is recommending this, Gun safeContinued from page 3I’m not going to second guess our chief.” The Pelican Newspaper Hillsboro Beach – Sgt. Robert Lockery, who will end his 30 years in law enforcement on Sept. 25, was recognized by this city’s commission last week. Sgt. Lockery came to the Hillsboro Beach Police Department 10 years ago after two careers – the U.S. Marine Corps and as a state trooper. [Staff]


8 The PelicanFriday, September 21, Send your stories and photos to siren2415@ or call 954-783-8700. Business matters Send The Pelican news about your club or organization! Iguana Gone Plus sends iguanas packing without harm, says company owner Cheryl Varner By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFWhen faced with too many iguanas, Cheryl Varner went into action. She says, “I decided to get rid of them, but being an animal lover, I didn’t want to kill them. I just wanted them gone. Since then, I’ve learned a lot.” She continues, “I first used a spray called Iguana Gone. I contacted the company and explained that I wanted to take his product to the next level. Although he still sells his product, he gave me his permission, and I’ve done it. “Iguana Gone Plus is an all natural, chemical-free, pesticide-free iguana repellent that’s safe for humans, pets and the environment. It is a specially-formulated repellent to deter Florida’s iguanas and has been proven to work over years of research and testing in my own back yard.” Varner writes that iguanas “. . are taking over backyards, parks and public areas. They are contaminating decks, porches and swimming pools with their slime and poop, both of which carry harmful bacteria, including salmonella. “They are destroying landscaping, digging holes and eating flowers and fruits. Homeowners and busin esses spend thousands of dollars trying to get rid of them and even more on fixing the damage and problems they cause. “With female iguanas laying 80 eggs, three times a year, the problem only gets worse.” She says, “If you kill them, you’re left with stinky, dead iguanas to dispose of, only to have new iguanas replace them. Pet control products don’t seem to work. But Iguana Gone Plus does work. It triggers a flight response, causing them to leave a treated area. You simply place my product where iguanas are seen. “However, it takes time for the product to permeate the area around the cube. It has a very strong odor, but that odor only stays in the area where the cube is placed. The little lizards will return to a given area a few times and be repelled until it’s time to replace the cube. Users report success in potted plants, gardens, pools, walkways and in seawalls. Remember to place repellent blocks on grass accessing cement, not on it.” Varner says, “This is my first year in business and I am very happy with the reorders which prove that the product works. I am so grateful for everyone’s support. I am excited to introduce an alternative to the growing Iguana issue.Users say . “I actually received Iguana Gone Plus approximately one month ago. I have a poinsettia plant on my patio that they’ve started to eat. I took out the cubes and placed one in the pot. Not only did iguanas leave, but my plant is growing beautifully again,” stated Adriana Rocco, Atelier Rocco LLC. “So far so good! Haven’t seen an adult iguana on my property. On my neighbor’s property, yes, but not mine. The cakes are just beginning to break up, so I’ll have to order more in a little while. Thanks again for all your help with these pesky creatures,” stated Mattie Sears “I was pleasantly surprised when I received a call from Cheryl to transform my product. I honestly had never thought of the idea of being able to take a liquid and maintain it in a solid form. Iguana Gone Plus does exactly what she wanted it to do, and I’m excited seeing the positive results,” stated Frank Abdo, Iguana Gone “My company offers Iguana Gone Plus in a solid, maintenance free weather proof product sold in a 4-pack package,” said Varner. “The stake and wire design attaches to a solid block and can be placed into a desired area including plant soil. Users should avoid solid surfaces such as cement or pool decks. “Instead place a solid block in the grass where iguanas are seen. Each cube works best in a 5-foot by 8-foot area for between four to six weeks. The 4-pack hanging package and 4-pack solid cubes can be ordered online at”Cheryl Varner says her product, Iguana Gone Plus, will repel iguanas and, with suggested maintenance, keep them away. [Courtesy]Wilton Manors forumWilton Manors – The candidates in this city’s upcoming Nov. 6 election will attend a candidate’s forum on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive. They will answer questions beginning at 7 p.m. A meet and greet will be at 6:30 p.m. The mayoral candidates, Vice Mayor Justin Flippen and Boyd Corbin, will be asked questions first. The commission candidates are Mayor Gary Resnick, Commissioner Scott Newton, Central Area Neighborhood Association President Paul Rolli and Dr. Katharine Campbell. Oakland Park forumsOakland Park – Three candidate’s forums are scheduled here. Five candidates are vying for two commission seats in the Nov. 6 election. They are Commissioner Michael Carn, Steve Arnst, Jane Bolin, Mitch Rosenwald and Robert Thompson. The Corals of Oakland Park Neighborhood Association has set a forum for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Ethel M. Gordon Library, 1298 NE 37 St. The Lloyd Estates Homeowners’ Association has set a forum for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Collins Center, 3900 NE 3 Ave. The North Andrews Homeowners Association plans a forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the North Andrews Community Center, 250 NE 56 Court.


The Pelican 9 Friday, September 21, the school’s auditorium where the meeting drew about 100 interested persons. On hand were County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, Oakland Park Mayor Tim Lonergan and Superintendent of Schools Robert W. Runcie. Jardine says a canopy has finally been installed to protect students from weather issues and the mandated ‘single point of entry’ is nearly complete. Storm shutters in other locations should be completed by the end of the school year. But much still has to be done. Jardine says five classrooms will be demolished and replaced with two art classrooms, three computer classrooms, 17 general classrooms, a flexible lab and lecture hall, one teacher planning room and two restrooms. Air conditioning will be installed in the boys and girls locker rooms. The years of delay have been costly for the 55-yearold high school; funding for improvements have since soared from $15 million to $41 million, reflecting rising costs. Pending improvements include ADA renovations; electrical and HVAC [Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning] improvements; re-roofing; security upgrades; fire alarms and sprinkler upgrades; STEM lab improvements and weight room renovations. Northeast High School’s present enrollment is 1,804 with a capacity for 2,318. One resident said, “Build new schools, and you will get new students.” Said Jardine, “This is a 50year decision we are making. We can build more without tearing up what we already built.” Another resident asked if the school would build a second story. Jardine said that would be considered if needed. The school is home to three magnet programs: industrial bio-technology, Latin and alternative energy. NE HighContinued from page 1Wilton Drive presentation rescheduledWilton Manors – A presentation about the redevelopment of Wilton Drive, that was scheduled for Sept. 11, has been rescheduled for the Tuesday, Oct. 9 city commission meeting at 7 p.m. Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization staff will speak about Wilton Drive and other projects in the city. Surtax agreement with county gets tepid okayBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – Commissioners almost opted out of the agreement with Broward County to get a share of the additional one cent sales tax, if the ballot item is approved in November. The favorable 3-2 vote was recorded after Mayor Bill Ganz said supporting the tax “has more positives than negatives,” and Vice Mayor Gloria Battle said, “If we don’t sign on we lose. I’d rather be on the side of caution.” But commissioners Todd Drosky, Bernie Parness and Joe Miller spoke passionately against the interlocal agreement which gives cities 10 percent of the surtax [less the cost of community bus service] for transportation projects. Drosky said, “It churns my stomach to vote for this. It’s take it or leave it. Please talk me out of this.” Miller was more enraged. “This is not the will of the people. This is the county saying to the public your commission thinks it’s a good idea. I don’t trust the county . and I won’t vote for this.” Parness compared the use of the surtax to the Florida Lottery that was earmarked for education. “We all know the state took millions out of that . There is no guarantee we will see the money once the bus service is taken out. This is a political ploy to use city commissioners to promote their [the county’s] agenda.” After more discussion, Drosky voted with Battle and Ganz See SURTAX on page 24


10 The PelicanFriday, September 21, Dist. 2Continued from page 1 Rhonda Eaton Tom Terwilliger See DIST. 2 on page 11Homeowners Association. Terwilliger said taxes, traffic, trash and term limits are high on his to-fix list. Eaton would initiate Safe Neighborhoods, a program that closes streets, limiting access into residential areas. It deters both crime and speeding and generally reduces traffic, she said. “I am goal driven. I am for boots on the ground projects.” Some of the former clients of sober homes, who leave and have nowhere to go, end up committing crimes in the city. Eaton said she agrees with the commission’s decision to hire five rangers to patrol the parks where homeless persons travel. Terwilliger sees high taxes as the driver of both crime and illegal dumping. The increase in this year’s budget millage and an increase in the fire fee will leave residents of his district “very little surplus money,” he said. “When you take money from the citizens, they will be living in the streets,” he said. To save money, he would cut some of the city’s 1,200 employees. “We don’t need all those people,” he said. He favors limiting commission terms to 12 years and wants to stagger the seats, so the entire board does not come up for election at the same time as is happening now. To reduce crime, he suggests getting rid of BSO and the city having its own police department again and hiring officers who live in the city. He would give the new hires a signing bonus paid for with the money currently used on fuel costs for officers who live outside the city. Pelican Publisher Anne Siren moderated the forum. Here are some of her questions and the candidates’ answers: Q. In some areas, 40 percent of our residents are on food stamps and all our schools are Title 1, meaning the students receive free breakfast and lunch. Is the city responding to his population? Eaton : “We need affordable housing for sure. More jobs come with economic development. I am open to any ideas. We can do better.” Terwilliger : If people paid less taxes, they could buy what they needed and have pride in themselves. If we want families to thrive, lower taxes.” Q. What do you think of developers being able to buy their way out of providing a certain number of affordable housing units in a project? Terwilliger : “How can people afford $2,400 a month rent or mortgage? There is no affordable housing here. They need to be forced to build housing for elders and workers. Make the homes smaller and affordable. I would raise the buyout rate on the developers to $50,000 to get them to build homes for people.” Eaton : “This is a county issue and I would go to the county to resolve it. It’s a good idea to raise the stakes.” Q. What can we do locally to improve our schools? Eaton : “We’ve got to laser focus on the school board. Public schools are an important economic advantage. I am very disappointed in the school board. It is a bloated bureaucracy and there has been little improvement in school facilities.” Terwilliger : “The schoolboard should pay for its needs such as security resource officers and crossing guards for which the city is now paying. City funds should go to streets, trash, police and fire services.” Q. What is the best thing about District 2? Terwilliger : “[Our residents. They are] hard-working people. . We’re not looking for attractions. We need


The Pelican 11 Friday, September 21, Dist. 2Continued from page 10family restaurants and grocery stores.” Q: Are you satisfied with park space? Terwilliger : “Yes. We don’t want money for more space. The people are burdened already.” Eaton : “Our golf course, Sand & Spurs, the blimp base, our dog park, and one day the [former] Elk’s Club soccer fields.” Q. The Ford dealership was allowed to erect a large storage facility abutting a residential neighborhood. Do favor that decision? Eaton : “I voted for it on the planning and zoning board. It solved a problem of cars being unloaded in the street. It was designed to look like a residence. They added a lineal park. I thought it was a good plan.” Terwilliger : “Cresthaven residents pleaded with the commission to vote no. The four people who sold their homes made out. But now the others have to look at [the building.] I would not have allowed it.” Q. Would you bring RMA [the company hired to manage the city’s Community Redevelopment Agencies] back? Terwilliger : “No.” Eaton : “The CRA hurts District 2. Most of the CRA money was funneled to the beach. The CRA needs to sunset [which it will in 2019]. We got a $7 million settlement with the county. There is no need to hire RMA although they did an excellent job.” Q. Why should you be elected commissioner? Terwilliger : “I have missed only three commission meetings in five years. My message is be fiscally responsible. Everything flows from taxes. Years back our pensions funds were overfunded. Now they are underfunded. My goal is to get us out of debt. “Also, we need an evacuation plan. The idea to narrow Atlantic Boulevard will make it harder for people to get off the barrier island. We need to find more Category 5 [rated hurricane] shelters.” Eaton : “I am excited about Dist. 2. I will work with the community to reduce crime and traffic. By and large we have a great future. If you have trouble on your street, let me know. “ Pick up your Pelican at your local Publix Supermarket, Walgreen’s and Whole Foods. Subscribe for a free subscription at Call 954-783-8700.


12 The PelicanFriday, September 21, By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – Commissioners here adopted a budget for 2018-19 that kept the millage rate at 6.5 and the total revenues and expenditures at $109.5 million. It was unchanged from when it was presented by City Manager Burgess Hanson in August. Commissioner Todd Drosky attempted a small tax decrease to 6.4 mills as a “symbolic act . a way to move in the right direction,” but found no support. The savings for the owner of a home assessed at $175,300 would have been $1.34 and, if approved, the decrease would have shaved $68,766 off operating budget revenues. In answer to the public’s complaints that the increase in property values meant the millage should have been reduced, commissioners gave a litany of reasons more revenue would be needed. Included are the litigation with Hillsboro Beach over the beach groin system, the upcoming vote expected to increase homestead exemptions for some homeowners, the possibility of major storms City, CRA budgets in place for 2019; commission bans plastic strawsand a $1.5 million repair to the pool at the aquatic center as reasons to keep the current millage rate. If the homestead exemption passes, municipalities in Florida will see their budgets reduced. One small change was made in the general fund. Gateway Community Outreach, at the request of Mayor Bill Ganz, was appropriated $10,000 for its work feeding and housing families in distress. Ganz pared his request from $25,000. The budget is five percent more than the current year. Largest department expenditures go to the fire department, $27 million; law enforcement, $27 million and parks and recreation, $13 million. The Community Redevelopment Agency budget was also given final approval this week. It stands at $5.2 million, funded by $3.5 million in real estate tax revenues and a $1.7 million carryover. Major projects scheduled for the upcoming year are $931,000 for the north beach pavilion redo, $550,000 for the electrical infrastructure at the beach, $150,000 for the main beach parking lot, $400,000 to light the “S” curve, $190,000 for special beach events and $217,000 for the faade program.Straws bannedDeerfield Beach – The use, sale or distribution of plastic straws has been banned here, a move roundly applauded by the public attending Tuesday’s city commission meeting. The ban goes into effect in April of 2019 and will prohibit the use or sale of single-use straws in commercial establishments, on city property or at special events. Exceptions are for medical or dental offices, on pre-packaged goods or for persons with disabilities. The ordinance passed 3-2. Mayor Bill Ganz was the surprise vote in favor. Also boting yes were commissioners Joe Miller and Bernie Parness. A dozen people, many living outside the city, went to the podium to urge final passage of the ordinance. Boca Raton resident Buddy Sparrow said the country of Jamaica has banned plastic straws and the City of Hallandale was voting on the issue concurrently with Deerfield Beach. Toulah Amana, owner of the Pier Caf, said she has already switched to paper straws at her three restaurant locations. “Most people don’t notice the difference,” she said. “It is very easy to switch. It costs only half a penny more . small change for a positive effect.” Straws are the second-most common discards found during beach cleanups, speakers in favor of the ordinance said. When dissolved, they end up as small particles in the stomachs of sea life. Miller was on board from the beginning saying, “Let’s start where we can to move in the right direction. Make this statement tonight.” Ganz had issues. ”This is not so simple. I am concerned the ordinance cannot be enforced. The mayor said he would rather see restaurants voluntarily stop offering plastic straws as an eco-friendly gesture. “I can make you all feel really good [by passing the ordinance],” he said to the partisan crowd. “But there is a better way to do this.” Commissioner Todd Drosky concurred. “The mayor is right. It’s an enforcement issue. Are we going to give you a ticket for drinking with a straw? Is this business-friendly?” Miller countered,” You are absolutely wrong. They [businesses] will have time to convert. We should be one of the first.” Parness said, “If there are problems, we can amend it.”


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14 The PelicanFriday, September 21, Strauss said. “It’s important to have a discussion. If we say no to the water taxi [at the marina], he can go forward with other plans.” Strauss noted that many have suggested a stop at the Blue Moon restaurant. “We don’t own the Blue Moon. The town manager and I talked to the owner and had a positive discussion,” he added. Residents who live on the canal cited concerns over lack of privacy and safety. Several objected to how the town notified them of the meeting, suggesting they use certified mail rather than posting notices on doors. One resident urged the town not to put notes on his door because it advertises to potential thieves that no TaxiContinued from page 1one is home. “Listen to the people, and put an end to this tonight,” he said. “The whole neighborhood is opposed to this. Drive a stake through this hair-brained idea and vote it up or down,” said resident Ed Ellis. “You have the power to bargain with other property owners.” David Schmidt, a six-year resident who lives on the canal, said, “The town has done a fantastic job rejuvenating the area on Commercial [Boulevard]. But businesses are suffering because they don’t have foot traffic. Going into the marina [with the Water Taxi stop] won’t help them. It only makes sense if you do it on the Intracoastal. I don’t think the marina is the right spot.” One resident said the canal is not wide enough for two boats side by side. “Commissioner Strauss had nothing but good intentions in bringing this forward,” said Mayor Chris Vincent. “We’ll look at the issue of putting notices on doors.” “The people have spoken,” said Vice Mayor Elliot Sokolow. “It was nice of the marina owner to attempt to accommodate the town. [A Water Taxi stop] belongs at the Blue Moon, or in that vicinity or not at all.” Commissioner Edmund Malkoon said he supports the residents’ right to privacy on their property. Commissioner Buz Oldaker said many of the speakers are his immediate neighbors. He also vetoed the taxi stop on the canal. “We need to put this to bed tonight.”Kiwanis yard saleWilton Manors – The Kiwanis Club of Wilton Manors will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its club house, 2749 NE 14 Ave. The event is free for shoppers. Tables for vendors are $15 outside and $20 inside. Tables and chairs are provided. Kiwanis members are also accepting unwanted items from the public for resale. Funds raised will benefit Kiwanis programs, which focus on helping children. To donate or become a vendor, call 954-260-9597. Send your news to


The Pelican 15 Friday, September 21, Assistant City Manager Suzette Sibble said the contract can also be terminated any time before that. She pledged it would be if Superlative did not perform adequately. The firm will also get a 15 percent commission on any sponsorship contract that is approved by the commission. The facilities chosen for possible naming rights are the Fishing Pier, Pier Garage, Cultural Center, Community Park and Ali Cultural Arts Center. Resident Howard Clarke said he thinks the pier is the city’s biggest asset. He cited the Santa Monica Pier in California as an asset that promotes that city. “Are the assets really worth trading away when what we’re really selling here is tourism?” he asked. Resident Tom Terwilliger said the city has already invested millions into its own brand and would be selling itself short with naming rights. “We’ve got name recognition . Why do you want to throw it away for pennies?” Sibble estimates corporate partnerships could bring between $675,000 and $46 million over a period of 10 years. “Our objective is to diversify [and reduce the tax burden on residents],” she told commissioners. Resident Michael Skversky said he doesn’t think the city has big enough venues to attract a worthwhile corporate partner. “Financially, I don’t see it.” Mayor Lamar Fisher said finding alternative sources of income is a financially responsible course of action for the city. “We, as a body, are trying to keep millage low as we can. Alternatives are good with the caveat that we control it. I don’t want to make the Cultural Center the Coca Cola Center.” Commissioner Rex Hardin said he was originally against the idea “but we need to give ourselves the option to help the taxpayer.” Fisher also brought up Superlative’s “track record,” which includes a 10-year, $7.2 million contract between Miami Beach and Coca Cola for pouring rights at city facilities. Sobel categorized the financial help of the contract as the city commission selling “our Pompano Beach soul for a Diet Pepsi.” Fisher disagreed with how Sobel framed the contract. He called Sobel’s “selling our soul” language “disingenuous” and inaccurate. “I Naming rightsContinued from page 1would not want the public to feel we’re selling our soul. We have full control.” Sobel also criticized the city allowing pouring rights as a possible sponsorship opportunity. When a pouring rights agreement is made, such as one with a soda manufacturer, only that company’s products can be sold in city facilities. “We’re going to permanently market city assets and dictate the products the residents can consume while attending those assets . It’s not my vision for Pompano Beach,” said Sobel. Sibble said the city’s choice of which companies can place vending machines on city property is already a version of the city determining what people can consume while on city property. A new policy approved by commissioners may result in a new name above the doors of the Cultural Center. [Staff]


16 The PelicanFriday, September 21, Let The Pelican know about what’s happening in your community! Call 954-783-8700! “The Neg Mawon is like a freedom fighter,” said Mathias. “This piece is a dedication not only to the resiliency of the Haitians still living in Haiti, but to the overall resiliency of the black community in the west.” Mathias’ small-scale replica was made entirely using bullet casings. Regine Bell emceed the event, “It is so nice to look out and see the mosaic of what America really is here in this room tonight at the first annual Haitian Heritage and Cultural Arts Celebration. “We are all part of the rich fabric of this nation, and that is why we need to celebrate all cultures.” Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher and city commissioners Beverly Perkins and Mike Sobel joined Andy Cherenfant and artist Zeek Mathias. The event was organized by Cherenfant, founder and CEO of Save Our Boys, Inc., a mentorship program for at-risk youth in predominantly African American communities. While the event was a community-wide celebration of Haitian culture and heritage, the theme of reaching out for the well-being of younger generations resounded strong throughout the evening. “All I try to do is lead as an example to encourage our young people, mine and yours and everyone’s,” Cherenfant said. “I urge everyone to be mentors to the young people of the community.” The evening hosted a series of performances that included vocalist Gina Lasseur and the NSL Dance Ensemble, who showcased the dynamics and emotional power of Afro-Caribbean rhythms and song. Special awards went to local Haitian community members. Pastor Hector Clerveaux received the Benevolence Award and Lesly Jacque, “voice of Haiti” received the Arts & Cultural award. Carly Richardson, program coordinator at Pompano Beach Middle, received the Outstanding Educator Award. He said events like this are important to shine a light on all aspects of the community, insisting that education comes from outside of the classroom as well. “We expect our kids Haiti celebratesContinued from page 1to get A’s and B’s without observing what inspires them. They will accomplish academic success when they get the nurturing guidance they need from other adults in their community.” Closing out the evening was keynote speaker Florida State Representative Al Jacquet, a native of the Netherlands Antilles. Jacquet echoed the evening’s call to “save our boys” and lauded the efforts of community leaders like Cherenfant. “The definition of a leader does not depend on a golden bust outside of city hall,” Jacquet said. “The definition of a leader depends on who you prepare to take your place. Get involved, because if you are not at the table, you are on the menu.” Standing in front of the replica statue of Neg Mawon are Save Our Boys CEO Andy Cherenfant, arts and culture award winner Lesly Jacques, Commisioner Beverly Perkins and Denise St. Patrick-Bell. [Staff]


The Pelican 17 Friday, September 21, AuditionsThe Broward Women’s Choral Group seeks women singers. Rehearsals are Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-9428711. The Fort Lauderdale Symphonic Winds is accepting new members. There are openings for clarinet, percussion, saxophone, bassoon and trumpet. Call 954-647-0700. ( – Family Fun Night at Christ Community Church. Hot dogs, games, popcorn, movies. $5 per person. 901 E. McNab Rd., Pompano Beach. For details, call 954-943-3866. 9/22 Poems for Peace – Join poets Jane Ellen Glasser, David Plum, and Climbing Sun, ukulele impresario Fritz Aufdencamp and folk-singer Neil Evangelista plus poetry and song lovers to celebrate United Nations International Day of Peace at 3 p.m. For details, 510-638-7494. 9/25 – Gold Coast Flyers hosts Florida Sportsman Michael Consec O’Gorman via YouTube at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 142, 171 SW 2 St., Pompano Beach. Come early for cheap beer. 9/28 – All White Affair. Prom pictures, 5-6 p.m. Main Event 6 to 10 P.M. Dinner and dancing. Tickets. $20. E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954786-4585. 10/13 – Halloween Horse Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park, 1600 NE 5 Ave., Pompano Beach. Pony rides and more. $1 entry. Under 10 Free. Green MarketsTuesdays – 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. Health9/26 – Free Broward Health Screenings. 9 a.m. Richard Spira, M.D., CBCCT, an interventional radiologist, will discuss how early detection can prevent prostate cancer and coronary artery disease. Free health screenings: posture evaluations, stroke risk assessments, cholesterol checks and more, including physician lectures, snacks and refreshments. Health questions answered from our top clinicians in the areas of: cancer, pharmacy, joint replacement and spine, memory disorder, rehab, respiratory, sleep apnea and stroke. 201 E. Sample Rd., Deer eld Beach. Call (954) 759-7400. Theater10/18 – 11/11 – Pirates of Penzance Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta is an uproarious comedy with a brilliant score. Swashbuckling pirates, a love story and bumbling constables combine to make for a wonderful evening with fabulous music. The Wick Theatre, 7901 N. Fed. Hwy., Boca Raton. Tickets $75-$95. 561-9952333. 11/30 -12/23 – Breadcrumbs Theories of identity are put under the microscope in this time-bending drama. Directed by Keith Garsson. Tickets $30-$35. Boca Sol Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. 561-447-8829.Tours Butler House tours Deer eld Beach – The historic Butler House is open every Saturday for tours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Admission is free; donations accepted. 954-429-0378 or history@Deer Sample-McDougald House – 450 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach, the 1916 Sample-McDougald House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Daily historic tours. Call 754-307-5446. Tour Historic Pompano Beach. From the Sample-McDougald House to the Indian Mound. Tours tell tales of the land to farms to its time today. Meet at 9 a.m. Founders Park, 217 NE 4 Ave., Pompano Beach. 10 a.m. tour bus leaves. Tickets $15/person. 954-7823015 for the next tour date..SportsOver-50 Baseball – Play the game on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. at Pioneer Park in Deer eld Beach. All skill levels, All welcome. Dues $40 annually. Call Denis Tranchida at 954-647-1621. Swim Classes The Deer eld Beach Aquatic Center will offering summer swim lessons taught by American Red Cross certi ed Water Safety Instructors. Call 954-420-2262.SundaysBingo Thursdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 5 p.m. at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 1111 E. Sample Road, Pompano Beach. 954-942-5887. MondaysIn Your Shoes – Second 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. ThursdaysAgape 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. The Silvie Bells volunteer charity event held at Packy’s on Sept. 2, raised funds to meet its goal of $3,000 from the bar, the raf e and donations that came in the week following the event. “A representative from Owlet donated heart/oxygen monitors at half price [$150], so we raised enough for 20 NICU babies to go home with an Owlet home heart and oxygen monitor. We’re so happy with how things went,”said Jennifer Smith. Pictured are Jennifer and her husband, Caleb. Their daughter, Silvana, was also a NICU baby.Big hearts for NICU babies


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Employment Are you 55 or older and seeking employment in Ft. Lauderdale? Urban League of Palm Beach County provides paid training opportunities at locations such as government agencies, senior centers, non-profits, schools and hospitals. This on-the-job training can then be used as a bridge to find employment outside of the program. To participate, you must be: age 55 or older; unemployed and seeking employment; 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. Help WantedMARINEMarine construction company looking for full-time help. Will train but some basic construction experience is helpful. Call 954571-1940. FRONT DESK HELPLauderdale-by-the-Sea Condo on the beach looking for part time Front Desk help. Pls call Manager at 954-781-0505. HAIRDRESSERSYELLOW STRAWBERRY HAIR SALON HAIRDRESSER ASSISTANTS WANTED SALARY $ SIGNING BONUS $ TWO WEEKS PAID VACATION $ APPLY IN PERSON. 2907 E COMMERCIAL BLVD/ CORNER OF BAYVIEW DR. CONDO MANAGER24 Unit Rental Condo ManagerManager responsible for Property, Financial, Administrative, Public Relations Quali cations -3+years in rental condo property management or equivalent. Familiarity with on-line rental management, Bilingual (English and French). Electronic applications to: Deadline October 15. 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.ClassesLine dancing at the Beach Community Center by Galt Ocean. A fun exercise for both the mind and the body. Wednesdays from 6 8 pm. Beginners Welcome! 781.812.5878 for details. Yoga All-Inclusive Yoga program. Special populations in mind but open to all to enjoy. For more information, please call 954-4804494 or email Kenny Lawrence at klawrence@deer eld-beach. com. Constitution Park, 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deer eld Beach. New Art Class at Herb Skolnick Center. Instructor Pat Anderson, Introductory Class September 17 at 2 – 4 pm. FREE! For more information call 954-786-4590. Dancing By The Sea November to May Lauderdale By The Sea 2nd & 4th Sundays November through May 2019 5 -7 pm. Instructor Danny Carter. Swing, Salsa, Tango and Ballroom dance. Great fun for all ages. Call 954640-4225.Board gamesPlay Pinochle Mon from 6 to 9 p.m. at Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. Call 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. Play Bridge & Mahjong Fridays at 10 a.m. Jarvis Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive., Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea. Call 954-640-4225. Scrabble – Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Emma Lou Olson Civic Center. 954-786-4111. Bingo – St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 1111 E. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach. Thursdays 1 to 4 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 5 p.m. Call 954-942-5887. Bingo every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142, 171 SW 2nd Street, Pompano Beach. p.m. 954-9422448. Bingo – Tuesdays at St. Martin Episcopal Church at 11:30 a.m. 140 SE 28th Ave, Pompano Beach. Call 954-941-4843. Knitting and crocheting instruction at 1 p.m. at Temple Sholom, 132 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach. All levels invited. Call 954-942-6410. Water Fitness – Pompano Beach Aquatics Center. M/W/F at 9 and 11 a.m. All levels. Evening Classes T/Th at 6:30 p.m. Cost $3 per class. Call 954-786-4128. Shuffleboard – Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at McNab Park, 2250 E. Atlantic Blvd. Call 954-786-4111. Fabulous ocean views from this building, 1/1 at $194,000, 2/2 at $317,000 you won’t be disappointed. 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The Pelican 19 Friday, September 21, By Concepcion LedezmaPELICAN SPORTSRunning back Vincent Davis rushed for 123 yards and quarterback Nik Scalzo threw for 196 yards to lead host Cardinal Gibbons High’s balanced attack in a 16-6 victory over Miami Jackson last Friday. The victory is the Chief’s second in a row following two winless starts to begin the season. The teams were deadlocked 6-6 at halftime before the Chiefs [2-2] took the lead Gibbons pulls away from Miami Jackson for 16-6 victoryfor good in the third quarter after Coleman Bennett scored his second touchdown of the game on a three-yard run. Daton Montiel kicked the extra point to make it 13-6; he later connected on a 34-yard field goal in the fourth quarter for the final score. Despite Gibbons’ first victory in the teams’ District 16-5A Coach Matt DuBuc wasn’t completely pleased. “I’m disappointed in the way we didn’t execute the way we should have in the red zone,” he said, referring to his team’s early game woes. “With the penalties on both sides. I think the refs had a rough night. “But we have a nice district win that we needed,” the coach continued. “That was an improved Jackson team from a year ago [finishing 4-5].” The Generals entered the game at 3-0, but were also unable to generate much offense against a tough Gibbons defense, which was led by linebacker Yahweh Jeud with 10 tackles. Teammate Trevis Robinson had nine tackles, including three quarterback sacks. The Chiefs drew first blood when Bennett scored on a sixyard pass from Scalzo. Scalzo, who went 20-of-29 with no interception, threw a 23-yard completion to Troy Stellano to highlight the drive. Fifteen yards was tacked on following a Miami Jackson personal-foul penalty to bring Gibbons into the red zone. Stellano led all receivers with six catches for 74 yards. “We did have balance [offensively], but we still have to play better if we want to be a team that goes far into the playoffs,” DuBuc said. The Chiefs face Stoneman Douglas in a nondistrict matchup tonight in Parkland. The Eagles comes into the game with a 2-1 mark.Westminster improves to 3-1Tobias Lewis threw three touchdown passes, two of them to Blake Thifault, as the Lions crushed Somerset Academy-Canyons, 40-7, to improve to 3-1. Lewis completed seven of 10 passes for 212 yards and did not throw an interception. The Lions finished with 136 yards rushing, including touchdowns by Tobias Lewis and his twin brother, Micah. Donovan Lassiter had four catches for 68 yards and a touchdown. Micah Lewis led the defense with 11 tackles, including a quarterback sack. Franke Minstretta and Steven Tinsley contributed nine tackles each. WA will next travel to Boca Raton Christian [2-2] to take on the Blazers in a 4 p.m. game this afternoon.


20 The Pelican Friday, September 21, CRAContinued from page 4housing. But Tran said staff recommended the additional security, noting, “We do need more eyes and ears on the ground.” He stated the additional security could be for hiring off-duty deputies to handle issues in the Innovation District or on Northwest 27 Avenue. It could go for cameras and signage. He said the additional security will aid in redevelopment of the area. “For $500,000 we could have our own mounted police,” Sobel said. Tran said the additional amounts are proposed. “You don’t have to spend it.” The $300,000 goes for the private PSC firm, hired to secure the area and make it safe, Tran said. “Are they making it safe? How do we know?” Sobel asked. Tran said the PSC employees make calls to BSO. “We can look at the calls from PSC to BSO and provide reports to the board.” Claudia McKenna, CRA board attorney, said the additional funds need to be “for some type of innovative community policing. If you spend dollars on policing, it has to be innovative and nontraditional,” she said.Re-appointmentIn other business, the board re-appointed Judith Niswonger to a two-year term on the East CRA Advisory Committee. Sobel questioned why, if the appointments are for twoyear terms, the board keeps re-appointing the same people for years. “We have a wealth of people who could bring something to the table. As Dist. 1 commissioner, I’ve never been able to appoint anyone from my district,” he said. Where can your garden grow in Deer eld? Out of sightDeerfield Beach – Doug Kennedy, president of the Woodlands HOA in Deer Creek, fears one resident growing vegetables in his front yard may inspire others who want to be farmers. So, he approached Dist. 4 Commissioner Todd Drosky about initiating a city-wide ordinance against visible vegetables. “I could remove it under the HOA regulations,” Kennedy said of his neighbor’s garden. “But I thought an ordinance would carry more weight.” A similar ordinance in the Village of Miami Shores has withstood a court test. Deerfield’s proposed rule on gardens is similar but goes a step further allowing the growing of vegetables in side yards as well as backyards, as long as they are not visible from the street. The new rule will be before the commission a second time Tuesday, Oct. 2 and the public will be allowed to comment. Kennedy said the Woodlands’ garden is in the front yard of the residence. His HOA board voted unanimously to have it removed. In their discussion of the ordinance, commissioners said it does not apply to potted plants. -Judy Wilson City partners with county to install tidal gaugeDeerfield Beach – This city has partnered with Broward County to establish a tidal monitoring station at Sullivan Park. A gauge will track varying tide levels to establish local trends in sea level rise, frequency of tidal flooding and record storm surge levels. Broward County has been leading the effort to establish a regional monitoring network and set regional resilience standards. Tide level data is critical to support policy decisions such as determining minimum seawall height guidelines and for use in future modeling and analysis. For additional information, contact the city’s coastal and waterway coordinator, Patrick Bardes, at Hillsboro Beach – Maj. Jay Szesnet received accolades last week from of cials after announcing his pending move to Highland Beach. After 25 years on the Hillsboro Beach Police Force where he rose from communications of cer to major, Szesnet resigned to take a command position in Highland Beach. Mayor Deb Tarrant presented him with a proclamation that read in part “ . in the course of the evolution of a town there emerge certain individuals who merit special recognition. Jay Szesnet is one such individual . He will always occupy a special place in the town’s heart and history.” Pictured with the major are Commissioner Barbara Baldasarre, Vice Mayor Irene Kirdahy, Commissioners Vicky Feaman and Andrew Brown. [Staff]


The Pelican 21 Friday, September 21, Pompano Beach – At this city’s annual Old Town Untapped on Sept. 7, the city’s newest public art mural was unveiled – “Daydream” by Fabio Onrack. Located in the alley behind BaCA, 41 NE 1 St., “Daydream” is the fourth mural in what is now known as “Artists Alley.” David Miller, a member of the public art committee, said the mural is an “ode to immigrants and their dreams.” [Staff] Bridges, cyclists’ safety are newest concerns for commissioner focused on SW 10 Street By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach – Residents of Independence Bay and The Waterways were all but promised there would be no overpass involved in the expansion of Southwest 10 Street. Then last week, the bridges showed up in renderings produced by Florida Department of Transportation [FDOT] officials. City Commissioner Todd Drosky, head of a citizens committee that made recommendations to FDOT in 2017 said, “I don’t care if you call it a bridge or an overpass. It was not the intent of the COAT [Citizens Oversight Advisory Team]. The bridge at The Waterways is directly in front of the entrance. The one at Independence Bay is slightly west. FDOT Project Manager Robert Bostian is distributing the potential designs for the public’s review. Now there is another unforeseen concern. The Southwest 10 Street design incorporates express lanes from the Sawgrass to I-95 and grade level lanes for local traffic. The new information brought forward last week is that trucks will not be allowed on the express lanes. It’s an FDOT policy. “The residents were more concerned about the trucks,” Drosky said referring to a meeting with the FDOT at Independence Bay. According to FDOT’s estimate, two percent of local traffic is large trucks. They are forecasting that by 2040, there will be 98,000 vehicles a day on the 10th Street corridor and 1,500 large trucks in lanes carrying local traffic and cyclists. “This is a monumental safety concern and is totally unacceptable,” Drosky said this week. “Can you imagine the trucks and the bikes side by side? Trucks also mean more noise and more exhaust fumes.” Drosky has already voiced his concerns to FDOT and hopes to get a policy change. Bob Hanson, a director on the master HOA board at Independence Bay, was at the FDOT meeting but missed information about 18-wheelers driving alongside bike riders and local traffic. “That’s a huge reversal of what I thought,” he said. “This needs clarification.” Rendering of theview of the Southwest 10 Street bridge from the entrance to the Waterways, as proposed by FDOT. [Courtesy] See SW 10 on page 23


22 The Pelican Friday, September 21, RJ Boyle’s Fishing reportFishing report As I get older, I find my obsessive compulsive disorder is getting worse. I have to dissect everything on my boat and in my life, almost to a fault at times. I wish I could just not worry about things, but I can’t help it. Recently, as I was emptying the drink cooler, like I do after each trip, I wondered how many people leave drinks in their cooler or drink box until the next trip. Once you get off the boat, do you just let the dirty ice melt over your drinks and drain out of the cooler? You may think that the bagged ice is clean. Trust me. It’s not. Whether it’s looking for water or beer, everybody puts his or her dirty hands in the ice while fishing around for a cold one during a fishing trip. Even if you drain your cooler, it never really gets dry inside. Water gets trapped under bottles or cans and behind bottle labels. This dirty water festers and creates nasty mold that you sometimes It’s not always the beer; dirty coolers can get you sickcannot see. When you are done fishing or using the boat for a few days: 1. Empty the drink box or cooler and let it air dry. 2. If you are going to leave the drinks in then flush the cooler thoroughly with fresh water and crack the lid so the cooler can air dry. Do not let the old ice melt and dry in the cooler. 3. If you do notice mold in the cooler, wash it out with Spray Nine and let dry. If you are going to use bleach, be careful. Many coolers on the market will change color when heavy bleach is used on them. If you start feeling under the weather on a Monday or Tuesday after fishing on the weekend, you can’t always blame it on the beer. Stay healthy, SPECIAL TO THE PELICANSave the Manatee Club reminds Florida residents and visitors to immediately report sick, injured, orphaned or harassed manatees. They should also report dead manatees or a manatee wearing a “tag” or tracking device. A red tide bloom in Southwest Florida is currently affecting manatees and other wildlife. Red tide acts as a neurotoxin, giving them seizures that can result in drowning. However, manatees can often be saved if rescued in time. If manatees exposed to red tide can be moved out of the affected area by trained biologists and stabilized at a critical care facility, their prognosis is often very good. Call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission [FWC] at 1-888404-FWCC [3992]. You can also send a text message or email to, Mindful and observant humans are still a manatee’s best friendor use VHF Channel 16 on your marine radio. As of August, there have been 554 manatee mortalities in Florida, which exceeds the total for all of 2017, and 81 of those mortalities were from watercraft collisions. “With record watercraft mortality this year along with more than 100 manatees already lost to red tide, we want to ensure that manatees are receiving the help they so desperately require,” said Patrick Rose, Save the Manatee Club’s executive director and aquatic biologist. “Clearly, as in past desperate situations, help is needed from the general public and boaters to assist in reporting sick and injured manatees.” Many manatees in the wild bear scars from at least one watercraft collision, and some manatees bear multiple scars. In fact, manatee scars are so commonplace that researchers use them as a method of individual identification. Slowing down in manatee habitat and obeying posted speed regulations is the best way to reduce the risk of manatee injury and death. Save the Manatee Club produces and distributes free yellow banners to Florida boaters with the message, “Please Slow, Manatees Below.” Participating boaters hold the banners up high when they spot a manatee to warn other boaters that manatees are present. For more information on manatees and how you can help, or the Club’s International Rescue Fund, visit o cially on sale at your local Publix/Walgreen stores 10 cents at checkout Thank you, Pelican Readers Send your news to


The Pelican 23 Friday, September 21, Hanson said he is not concerned about the bridge and hopes that landscaping will mitigate its effect. He has been very determined that the traffic light at the Independence Bay entrance remain after the road improvements are made. At this point, he said, he has been assured it will. “That’s an absolute must. It’s a roadblock out there between 6 and 8 a.m.” The COAT, a group of community leaders from the cities affected by the 10 Street expansion, still exists and can be reconvened, Drosky said. He is its chairman. Another twist to the project is that the study for the Sawgrass/Turnpike interchange is two years behind design of the 10 Street Corridor. The option to tie the projects together is not currently available but Drosky suggests that if it were, it might eliminate the proposed bridges at the Waterways and Independence Bay. “There should be better coordination between these projects,” he said. SW 10Continued from page 21 Brady NewbillPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach – Bailey Contemporary Arts [BaCA] staff celebrated the opening of a new exhibition, “Unearthed,” during the monthly Pompano Untapped event in the Old Town district last Friday. In “Unearthed,” both the artists and the viewer can explore and deepen their relationship with the natural environment through a variety of mediums, including ceramics, paints, and mixedmedia installations. The exhibit is particularly special because it exclusively showcases the work of BaCA’s own artists in residence, Adewale Adenle, Galen “Todd” Traxler, Sandi Lazar, Heather Sisk, CHNK, Cindy Trezona and Sam BaCA Artists in Residence connect with nature for “Unearthed” exhibitMcInnis. Artists in residence have dedicated studio space in BaCA, 41 NE 1 St. “We are thrilled that our artists in residence have embraced such a compelling topic for this exhibition,” said Juliana Forero, Ph.D., BaCA’s gallery curator. “Through each piece of art, the viewer will explore a different aspect of our critical relationship Artist Adewale Adenle uses mixed media to confront the environmental degradation and violent con ict surrounding the oil industry. [Staff]with Mother Earth.” Several of the artists were on hand to meet with visitors and discuss their work over complimentary refreshments, as Untapped was held on the block surrounding the gallery. At the entrance, an installation by Adewale Adenle stands out. Adenle uses mixed media to confront the environmental degradation and violent conflict surrounding the oil industry. Another of the Nigerian-born artist’s pieces depicts the African continent being used as an ashtray by the rest of the world. While Adenle’s work in the show focuses on the darker realities of our political and economic climate, each artist brings a unique perspective to the gallery’s theme. Heather Sisk, perhaps best known for her mesmerizing sculptures, brings a series of acrylic and graphite work to “Unearthed,” focusing on the ecological role of humans among other species of animals and plants in the natural world. Marine life is a common theme in the work of BaCA ceramicist Samantha McInnis. Her work depicts the unique species found in coral reef habitats. Titled “1.026” in reference to the ideal salinity level for coral growth, this series of McInnis’ ceramic work reflects the profound diversity of the coral reef Artist Galen Traxler. [Staff] See UNEARTHED on page 24Please remember to ask for your Pelican Newspaper now at Publix, Walgreens & Wholefoods Thank you, Pelican Readers


24 The Pelican Friday, September 21, and the measure passed. In order to share in the proceeds of the surtax, city commissions have until Sept. 30 to approve the agreement. For it to go into effect at all, cities representing the majority of Broward’s population have to sign on. Transportation improvements here and in most other cities consist of a fiber optic system which will automate traffic signals according to traffic flow, improvements to intersections and school crossing sites, bike lanes, sidewalks, drainage and lighting upgrades. No improvements are scheduled within the city limits of SurtaxContinued from page 9Hillsboro Beach, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea and Lighthouse Point. Pompano Beach has the longest list of possible projects of the cities in the Pelican’s distribution. The most direct benefit to all the communities if the surtax gets voter approval is the community shuttles, now paid for in part by the county, will be furnished free. There is also an emphasis on bus service for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Voters are being asked to approve the additional onecent sales tax for 30 years. In his investigation into the pros and cons of the new tax, Planning Director Eric Power raised a mathematical question. Over its 30-year span, the surtax is being estimated to bring in $1.8 billion for municipal projects. But the number comes in more like $15.6 billion, Power said, a number he has not been able to reconcile. After the vote, Parness elaborated on his decision. “Homeowners just got an increase [in taxes] and I can’t see them being burdened. Every increase brings them closer to living paycheckto-paycheck. After the bus service is removed from the cites’ 10 percent, what’s going to be left? It’s bupkis.” Galen Traxler decided to go in a more personal and spiritual direction with his mixed-media piece “In the Beginning.” Said Traxler, “I have always felt a deep connection with the imagery of nature in the Bible and I am just really grateful to have a space that gives me the freedom to share that.” UnearthedContinued from page 23 ecosystems found just off of our coasts. Longtime BaCA resident “Unearthed: an Artists in Residence Showcase” is on display at Bailey Contemporary Arts in Pompano until Oct. 26. A closing reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit baileyarts. org. Artist Adewale Adenle depicts Africa being used by the rest of the world as an ash tray. [Staff]