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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, October 26, 2018 Vol. XXVI, Issue 43Price 10¢ Gianni, 2, doesn’t let the size of this pumpkin deter him from trying to move it. That pumpkin is just one of hundreds available for purchase at the St. Coleman Men’s Club 1st Annual Pumpkin Patch. Depending on the size, the pumpkins range in price from $4 to $50. Located at St. Coleman’s, 1200 S. Federal Hwy. in Pompano Beach, the patch will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. from now until the end of Oct. 31. There will also be hayrides, bake sales, hot dogs and hamburgers, photo ops, face painting and more. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Food For The Poor. Visit for more information. I got this Deer eld beats Monarch 42-0 Deer eld Beach High School Senior Dashaun Davis receives the punt and avoids three tackles before being knocked out of bounds inside Knights territory. See story on page 9. [Photo by Cassidy Shuck] Wilton Manors may get Tri-Rail stationBy Katina Caraganis PELICAN STAFF Wilton Manors – The first glimpse of a possible Tri-Rail Coastal Link station here has been revealed to the public. It was unveiled during a roundtable discussion hosted by the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council See TRI-RAIL on page 11 Oakland Park Square approvedBy Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park – Commissioners here voted Oct. 17 to move forward with a mixed-use development in the downtown. They approved the sale of two cityowned lots for $2.55 million and a development agreement with Integra Real Estate, LLC. The lots are on West Dixie Highway on sites south and north of Northeast 38 Street [Park Lane East]. The developer will pay a deposit of $100,000 and then has a 120-day inspection period. Both the city and Integra have committed to paying for remediation on the contaminated north parcel. The city will set aside $1 million in See SQUARE on page 5 Yacht club rebuild has long way to goBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – Residents here overwhelmingly support the conceptual plan for the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Tennis Club site. But the hard part is yet to come. Developer Terry Paterson must now submit a Land Use Plan amendment to the planning and zoning board See YACHT CLUB on page 14 Fishing eet lease draws heated exchange; Sobel says “put it out to bid”By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Multiple residents and Commissioner Michael Sobel urged commissioners to put the Hillsboro Inlet Fishing Center lease out to bid at Tuesday’s commission meeting. But, as in the previous meeting on Oct. 9, the commission voted to approve the new 10-year lease between the city and Hillsboro Inlet Fishing Center, 2705 N. Riverside See FISHING FLEET on page 25Judge hears Terwilliger lawsuit on Eaton candidacy See page 24


2 The PelicanFriday, October 26, Have an event for our calendar? THE PELICAN (PP 166 • ISSN 2381-716X) is published weekly on Fridays at 1500 E. Atlantic Blvd. Ste. A, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. Subscription rates are $13.78 annually. Applications to mail at Periodicals postage rates is pending in Fort Lauderdale. Tel: 954-783-8700 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Pelican, 1500 East Atlantic Blvd. Ste. A, Pompano Beach, FL 33060.THE PELICAN1500-A East Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060954-783-8700PUBLISHER: Anne Siren By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – The vote on the proposed Hidden Harbour residential and commercial development has been delayed again. Commissioners voted for the delay at the Oct. 9 commission meeting, the fifth time since July the vote has been tabled. At the Sept. 11 meeting, a majority of commissioners said they were against the project as it was currently proposed, and developers were given time to adjust their plans. Then on Oct. 9, Commissioner Barry Moss criticized city staff members for not giving commissioners enough time analyze the information before voting on it. It’s a complaint that commissioners have made before. “How many times does staff do this to us?” Moss asked. He stated he was generally in favor of the project but that it wasn’t fair for the information to be given at the “last minute.” Moss made a motion to Hidden Harbour vote delayed again by Pompano Beach Commissiondelay the vote to the Oct. 23 meeting, but Commissioner Michael Sobel suggested it be delayed until after the Nov. 6 election. The commission voted to postpone it until Dec. 11. Sobel said the new commission, which will be on the dais after the Nov. 6 election, should decide “on an issue of this magnitude.” Commissioner Rex Hardin said, “We have business that needs to be taken care of.” Located at the current Aquamarina Hidden Harbour site, a boat storage facility at 2315 NE 15 St., the proposed development allows a maximum of 323 residential units and 65,000 sq. ft. of commercial space on the 8.9acre site. To gain the residential units, the developers have to change the land use to get a higher density. The change would be from commercial, lowmedium density residential [which allows 10 units per acre] to mixed-use high [which would allow 50 units per acre]. Graham Penn, the attorney representing the developers, said the project would be limited to a height of three stories [or 35 ft.] in the portions adjacent to existing residential. Penn also said that, despite what some residents think, the developer would not be closing Northeast 23 Avenue and Northeast 16 Street. Residents expressed worry about the closures because direct access to Northeast 14 Street would be blocked requiring a U-turn on Federal Highway. Penn said that the reason for the confusion was a graphical error that made it appear as though a structure would be built on top of the street. At Tuesday’s commission meeting, Carole Fielder opposed the development. Fielder, who lives in the Harbor Village neighborhood where the proposed development is located, said many of her neighbors are also opposed to it. She said a similar project proposed 16 years ago was rejected and that the area is already overdeveloped. She also said that the elimination of one of the boat yards at the site would cause boaters to go north or south of Pompano Beach for services and spend money in other cities. Resident Joe McGee, who also lives near the proposed development, said the area is overdeveloped with residential units. He pointed to several former commercial properties that are now condo developments.


The Pelican 3 Friday, October 26, By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLauderdale-By-The-Sea – This latest production by Seaside Players opens with “The Goodbye Club” where a group of senior citizens are planning on committing Seaside Players are back in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea with seven playssuicide because of ill health. The show concludes with “Killer Bees.” Three women in an assisted living facility aspire to go back to their roots as hired assassins. They’re wielding knives and having a blast. “And these are comedies,” says Brenda Aulbach, the new director of the LBTS community theater group, the Seaside Players. The actors are back with seven original, 10-minute plays on Nov. 2, 3 and 4 at Jarvis Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive. Times are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. This theater program began in 2015 as a theater arts class under the direction of LBTS Community Center Director Armilio Bien-Aime. At the time they weren’t even thinking of staging plays. The group has grown steadily since then. Two years ago they had eight actors; there are 15 today. Aulbach joined the group last February after she saw the flyer for the upcoming production of “Sea Shorts.” She immediately became involved, helped with set changes and directed two plays. Now she is directing the entire season, and producer Steve d’Oliveira said he’s thrilled to have her aboard. Aulbach has appeared in numerous community and professional theaters in New See PLAYERS on page 19


4 The PelicanFriday, October 26, By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Palm Aire is now the land of lakes. The Oct. 17 Palm Aire Lakes dedication was a celebration of the newest open space here – the lakes that were created in this city’s westernmost community. Darlene Smith, president of Palm Aire Country Club Association 4, said she used to enjoy the view of the golf course from her condo. But, eventually, the course fell into disuse and disrepair. The lush green fairways became “dead brown” and resulted in under par property values. Now, she and others are excited and pleased with how the lakes look and what they Palm Aire Lakes; “The view could have been extremely di erent”mean for Palm Aire residents and the rest of the city. Mayor Lamar Fisher said the lakes are “almost a destination.” Dist. 5 Commissioner Barry Moss said the dedication was his proudest moment in his four years on the city commission. “I love it,” said Palm Aire resident Shane LeMar. But the dedication was almost as much a celebration of what didn’t happen as it was about what did. “The view could have been extremely different,” said Smith. As many former South Florida golf courses are being bought by developers and turned into condos, residents are grateful the city was able to keep that from happening Residents and city of cials recently celebrated the dedication of Palm Aire Lakes. Originally a golf course, the lakes were created as a public green space. Pictured [from left to right] are State Rep. Patricia Williams, Commissioner Barry Moss, Vice Mayor Charlotte Burrie, Palm Aire Country Club Association 4 President Darlene Smith, Commissioner Rex Hardin and Mayor Lamar Fisher. [Staff]here. Smith’s association tried to purchase the land but couldn’t get enough votes among condo association members. Several city officials, including former city manager Dennis Beach, City Manager Greg Harrison, Moss and former city commissioner George Brummer were given credit for the city stepping in. Moss credited Harrison with negotiating a lower price for the sale, $765,000 – half the original $1.3 million the owner wanted. He joked that Harrison could teach President Donald Trump about the art of negotiating. Fisher said Brummer began the project and Moss finished it. “I commend both men for their tenacity.” He also thanked others in the community who contributed. “This is what community is all about. Coming together and fighting for a cause.” That cause began in 2005 See PALM AIRE on page 12


The Pelican 5 Friday, October 26, escrow “for unanticipated environmental issues.” The development agreement sets a timeline which gives Integra nine months to complete the development review. It’s anticipated it will take 30 months to construct the development called Oakland Park Square, the city’s consultant Renee Miller said. The development includes 87 residential apartments, 11 live/work units, retail/ commercial space, city hall and 343 parking spaces. Two 68-foot buildings are proposed. “Without the city’s commitment as anchor, [the development] wouldn’t be financially feasible,” Miller said. The lease for city hall space starts at below market rate for the first five years and then increases. During the inspection period, the developer and the city can terminate the agreement if there are environmental concerns. The buyer can terminate the agreement for other reasons, including if the city fails to provide the necessary approvals. During public comments on the sales agreement, three residents running for commission seats spoke. Steve Arnst said he was disappointed the city didn’t get appraisals from two companies. He says they got two appraisals from the same company. “It’s a great project. It makes sense we have a partner who will clean it for us,” said Jane Bolin. She said the city should have made the plans more transparent and involved the public earlier. “Developing the lots is an excellent idea,” said Mitch Rosenwald. He said 99 percent of residents he’s talked to want the lots developed, but many don’t want city hall to go there. Resident Jack Doren said he was very impressed with the agreement. “All kinds of protections are included in this agreement. This is a brilliant collaboration.” “We’re excited about the opportunity to be a partner with the city and revitalize this part of town,” said Nelson Stabile, a principal with Integra. “This is by far the best path forward,” said Mayor Tim Lonergan. “This has been 13-14 years in the making . and begins the transformation of our culinary arts district.” City Manager David Hebert noted that this development won’t come to fruition for four to five years. During discussion of the development agreement, Arnst noted that parking is planned in a building across 38 Street from the residential units, a “poor design” in his vie w. Stabile said the developer will address pedestrian access from one building to the other. “With this development you begin to realize a revenue stream that will offset your costs and continue long after you have your own city hall,” Hebert said. A leasing agreement for city hall space will come before the commission at a future meeting. SquareContinued from page 1The rendering of Oakland Park Square, a proposed development on West Dixie Highway, which was approved by city of cials.[Courtesy]


6 The PelicanFriday, October 26, By Brady NewbillPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach – The questioning of the merits of a long-held belief can be one of life’s great philosophical challenges. In today’s increasingly polarized political climate, sometimes a newfound difference in viewpoints can have a negative impact on close relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. In Lucas Hnath’s “The Christians,” a protestant church is rocked to the core when a new sermon by the senior pastor forces the congregation to reexamine a fundamental Christian belief. The provocative play made its South Florida premiere last week at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, where it will run through Nov. 11. “The Christians” takes place in a fictional church during a service. The authenticity of the set design and lighting complements brilliant sermon-monologues and gospel hymns performed by a small choir, creating a realistic Outre drama challenges religious beliefsmodern-day Protestant church atmosphere. When the actors deliver their sermons, some audience members may instinctively react to instructions like “let us pray” as if they are actually in church. During his keynote sermon, Pastor Paul, played by stage veteran Timothy Gore, meanders through a series of personal anecdotes, eventually landing a powerful fable. When the young associate pastor, “Brother Josh,” portrayed in an exceptional performance by Jordan Armstrong, offers a rebuttal, the church is unexpectedly divided. Through a series of confrontations, the church navigates an identity crisis that captivates the audience well after the final curtain. An authentic onstage replication of a place of worship done in this way can be a notable risk and may make some members of the audience uncomfortable, but in this instance, the setting plays an integral role in delivering the story’s essential message. Such risks are nothing new for the Pompano Beach-based Outre Theatre Company, which makes its return to the Pompano Cultural Center with “The Christians.” “This play, while set in a protestant Christian church, creates a dialogue that transcends religion, and is See CHRISTIANS on page 18“Co ee and Conversation”Pompano Beach – On the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m., beginning Nov. 1, the staff at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd., will host the “Coffee and Conversation with a Librarian” series. The first guest organization will be the Family Success Administration. The program connects patrons in need of human services with governmental organizations and private agencies which are able to provide assistance to individuals in need. The Family Success Administration helps Broward County residents to achieve economic stability, offers rental or mortgage assistance, pays for food and/or utilities and provides job training.


The Pelican 7 Friday, October 26, 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Oliveira 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 43 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby SirenThe Broward Supervisor of Elections and The Pelican urges all citizens to vote in the Nov. 6 elections. Letters Early voting locations When it comes to intense storms, have we developed a fool’s paradise?To the Editor, I am writing this after Hurricane Michael, a devastating Category 4 hurricane, made landfall here in Florida. It was the first Category 4 storm to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle in approximately 100 years. In my opinion, Hurricane Michael – along with last year’s Harvey, Irma and Maria – should be a wake-up call for the “powers that be” here in South Florida. We have not had a Category 3 hurricane in Pompano Beach since 1947 and there has not been a Category 4 storm in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area since 1926. Northeast Broward has been my home for almost 60 years and I was here for Hurricane Cleo in 1964 [a Category 2 storm in this area]. Since Cleo, we have had one more Category 2 hurricane [Wilma in 2005] and the Category 1 effects in this area from Andrew and from Irma. We are vulnerable and, with limited evacuation highways, there is no easy escape once a major Category 3, 4 or 5 storm is headed our way. I don’t think we are ready for such an event. There were two hurricanes that made landfall here back in 1947, and one brought the storm surge all the way to U.S. 1. Earlier this year, I watched the television presentation of “NOVA: Rise of the Superstorms,” on PBS-affiliated Ch. 17. I made note of the commentary made during that program: “Hurricane Harvey was catastrophic in Houston because of “the extensive and unchecked development.” Wow! Aerial photographs of Northeast Broward east of Federal Highway in 1947, 1961, and 2018 will show that continued development has resulted in less and less permeable land. In addition to the loss of permeable land, the development has resulted in more people living in the evacuation areas. In the Duke Policy Studies textbook, “Catastrophic Coastal Storms,” the authors state unequivocally that any vacant public land in a storm-hazard area should remain undeveloped. In addition to the loss of permeable land, the increase of population in the evacuation zone concerns me, as it raises serious issues about storm shelter capacities in the event of a major storm . not to mention the possible need for prolonged sheltering, if people cannot return to their homes. The bottom line of the PBS show was that we should plan for a future of more intense storms. Here in our area, the main evacuation zone east of U.S. 1 is prime real estate. However, when we do have a major storm with catastrophic consequences, people will leave and many will never return. And it will be a while before new people come. The negative economic impact could be enormous. As stated in Dr. Bob Sheet’s book, “Hurricane Watch,” when a major hurricane makes landfall in a large population center, the cost of such a storm will be in the billions and the economic recovery could take decades. In other words, without aggressive storm hazard mitigation and managed development, it is my personal opinion that we may be developing a fool’s paradise. Phyllis Franklin Pompano BeachShow gratitude for what has been accomplished, says residentTo the Editor, Appreciating how Deerfield Beach has evolved into a vibrant community in which we live, work, and play, I want to personally thank Mayor Bill Ganz, Vice Mayor Gloria Battle, commissioners Joe Miller, Bernie Parness and Todd Drosky, City Attorney Andy Maurodis and City Manager Burgess Hanson and his staff for their boundless and selfless dedication to our city and its residents. Due to their praiseworthy leadership and steadfast commitment, there is pure proof that our city is on a sustainable economic, fiscal and environmental path. But moving in a positive direction doesn’t happen without the encouragement of the community. Rather than a constant barrage of criticism marked by insinuation and personal vengeances, we should show how proud we are of our community. Personally, I choose to focus on the good of those who serve us by saying “thank you.” I encourage readers to do the same. Emily M. Lilly Deerfield Beach CorrectionIn the Oct. 19 issue of The Pelican it was incorrectly written that the Dec. 5 Pompano Beach Commission meeting was canceled. The correct date is Dec. 25. The Pelican regrets the error.The Pelican wants your opinion! Send your letters to the editor to


8 The PelicanFriday, October 26, By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFWhen the mayor of Termoli, Italy arrives in Pompano Beach on Nov. 2, he will be greeted by the mayor of Pompano Beach. Mayors Angelo Sbrocca and Lamar Fisher will meet to sign a proclamation uniting their cites as official Sister Cities. Sister Cities have been around since 1956, created by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The purpose is to create bonds between cities around the world. Sister Cities establish relationships that promote economic development, tourism and exchange programs for students and offer assistance to each other in case of disasters. Tony Phillips is president of the Greater Pompano Beach Sister Cities. He is a third generation Italian from Montagano. His grandparents immigrated in 1889. “Italians represent 12 percent of this city’s population,” he says. Termoli, like Pompano Beach, is a fishing, beach side tourist area. However, there are differences; Pompano Beach’s population is over 100,000; Termoli’s is about 30,000. But they may not be jumping into the water as much as locals here do. Their annual average temperature is 60, and the coolest month is January at 46.5. Historically, Termoli wins; its town castle was built in the 13th Century by Hohenstayfen emperors. This city’s historical home is the SampleMcDougald House, built in 1916 by farmer Neal Sample. When Phillips approached Mayor Fisher about locating a sister city in Italy, the mayor said, “Find me one, and I will make it happen.” Phillips began his research and decided that Termoli would be a good match. He and his wife Norma were having dinner with Luigi and Tina Turdo, owners of Caf Roma. Tina knew the town and announced that she not only had lived there but had also been in the same grade as Sbrocca. The signing event takes place at the cultural center Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. It is free and open to the public. On Nov. 1, Mayor Sbrocca will be honored with a luncheon at LaVeranda Restaurant, 2121 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach. Cost is $30 per person. Tickets are available at Cafe Roma, 1915 E. Atlantic Boulevard. Termoli marks the third sister city agreement with Pompano. San Clemente del Tuyu, Argentina and Itajai, Brazil are already sister cities with Pompano Beach.Pompano Beach extends its global family with a formal adoption of Termoli, Italy; O cial welcome set for Nov. 2The ancient city of Termoli sits high above the Adriatic Sea. At right is the 13th Century fort and below are Tony and Norma Phillips, who helped connect Pompano Beach with Termoli. [Courtesy]Beach Zumba returns Deerfield Beach – Beach zumba classes resume for the season on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8:30 a.m. at the south beach boardwalk, Southeast 9 Street. Janet Ciccone instructs the class held Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Cost is $35 for a six-class package or $7 per class. Beginning Monday, Oct. 27, registration will be taken at the fishing pier. For more information, call 954480-4427.Beach music series begins Oct. 26Deerfield Beach – The 2018 Beach Sounds Concert Series begins Friday, Oct. 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the main beach parking lot, 2000 SE 1 St. Music lovers are invited to bring blankets and chairs to sit on the beach or wade in the surf as they listen to Exit 27 Butterfly Snapple and The Polar Boys. Admission is free. For a full listing of this season’s bands, visit beachsounds. This three-concert series continues Friday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Jan. 4. Ocean Way from Southeast 1 Street to Southeast 2 Street along with the front, beachside portion of the Main Beach Parking Lot, will close at 6 p.m. the day of the concerts and reopen at 9:30 p.m. Vets get free toursPompano Beach – Veterans and up to three family members will be given free tours of the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse on Sunday, Nov. 11. Shuttle boats leave from Alsdorf Park, 2850 NE 14 Street Causeway, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. Proof of service required. The lighthouse will be open for self-guided tours. Guests are welcome to pack picnic lunches and beach chairs and enjoy the views and the breezes.


The Pelican 9 Friday, October 26, By Cassidy ShuckSTAFF INTERNDeerfield Beach – Close to a nearly perfect season, the Deerfield Beach Bucks [8-1] took on the Monarch Knights at the JD and Alice Butler Stadium Friday and ran up a 42-0 score. Running back Jaylan Knighton led the Bucks offensively with 250 yards rushing and four touchdowns in the first half. Knighton put the Bucks up 6-0 on the second play of the game running 65 yards for a touchdown. A few minutes later he tacked on another one to put the Bucks up 14-0 four Bucks nearing end of regular season with an 8-1 record; nal district game tonight minutes into the game. “I just went out with a higher intensity than them,” Knighton said. “I just applied my skills to the best of my ability.” Late in the first quarter, Knights linebacker Bobby McLaughin intercepted quarterback Derohn King’s pass and gave the Knights their first possession inside Bucks territory. But a deep pass attempt by Knights Quarterback Zachary D’Amico was intercepted by DBHS cornerback Marcus Lafrance at the 40-yard line. In the second quarter Monarch missed a scoring opportunity inside the 10-yard line when Bucks halfback Bryce Gowdy intercepted a TD pass attempt. Later in that quarter, the Knights failed to capitalize when the Bucks fumbled the ball on their 30-yard line. When the Bucks got the ball back, Knighton ran it in for a 75-yard touchdown. By the end of the half, the Bucks were up 28-0. Buck running back Jaziun Patterson came in for Knighton in the second half and scored the second varsity touchdown of his career. After the Bucks defense held Monarch inside its own 10yard line, a joint tackle by Brandon Dorlus and Jevon Denis forced the Knights to punt on fourth down. The punt was dropped and recovered by See BUCKS on page 12 See GIBBONS on page 16 By Concepcion LedezmaPELICAN SPORTSFort Lauderdale – The Cardinal Gibbons Chief won their first district title Friday in a 21-0 decisive win over host Hallandale; its first district win in 24 years. With the win, the Chiefs [62] end the regular season with a perfect 4-0 mark. By Coach Matt DuBuc’s own admission, the victory was meaningful – it’s the school’s first district title since 1994 – but the level of play offensively was unsensational. “Defense played great,” DuBuc said. “Without [the defense], it would have been more of a game. Offensively we couldn’t find our rhythm.”Gibbons wins rst district title since ‘94, blanking Hallandale 21-0Sidney Porter once again showed his knack for delivering the big plays defensively. The cornerback scored on a 38-yard fumble recovery; the previous week against American Heritage, he scored on a 75-yard interception return. In all, the defense gave up just 96 total yards to record its first shutout of the season while also having a hand in the scoring. Senior defensive lineman Khris Bogle led the way with six total tackles. Yahweh Jeudy had five. Offensively, Gibbons gained 202 total yards. They scored all three touchdowns in the first half for a 21-0 score that remained unchanged. Gibbons took a 14-0 first-quarter lead off two touchdown passes by Nik Scalzo, including a 33-yard toss to Majon Wright and a five-yard pass to Vincent Davis. Wright was the Chiefs’ leading receiver with four catches for 71 yards. Scalzo completed 18 of


10 The PelicanFriday, October 26, 2018pelicannewspaper.comSend your news to editor.pelican@ gmail.comPhyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people making a difference. Send your recommendations for this column to pelicanfrontdesk@gmail. com Phyllis is on leave through November. By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFF Stacy Betman, 47, is a social worker with master’s degrees from University of Tennessee and another from Florida International University. But her impressive degrees are not much help to her today. She needs a kidney. Her own are working at only 11 percent. At 19, she was diagnosed with brittle diabetes; a disease that is particularly hard to control. Patients with brittle diabetes As the clock ticks, social worker and Fort Lauderdale resident Stacy Betman asks for a kidney donor to give her a life-saving giftexperience frequent, extreme swings in blood glucose levels, causing hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia. Stacy has a very clear memory of a hospital stay after she had been diagnosed. “The nurse took my blood sugar reading and ran out of the room,” Stacy said. That’s when she received her first insulin. She also had a concurrent weight problem. “Yeah, I was one of those kids who went to weight camps,” she says. At 40, she was carrying 240 pounds; her height is 5’ 3”. Insurance was non-existent, as her weight was considered “pre-existing.” While she was at the University of Miami Hospital, her physician said, “I can write that you could die tomorrow, but it won’t matter because weight reduction surgery is an exclusion.” She says, “My weight caused my diabetes,” Using all of her savings and a loan, Stacy underwent a gastric bypass eight years ago. Today her weight is 141 pounds. But damage to her kidneys keeps her from a normal life. She is on a waiting list at Cleveland Clinic for a kidney. The average wait is about four years. “I sleep 20 hours a day,” she says. She has no feeling in her feet as a result of neuropathy, a complication of diabetes that causes weakness or numbness in hands and feet. Without a kidney soon, Stacy is facing dialysis, a treatment that requires three to four hours of blood cleansing three times a week. When asked if she has bright spots as this illness progresses, she says she enjoys the poetry and books of Maya Angelou. And she is thankful that her blood, AB Positive, is easily matched with other blood types. And then she says, ”I am a woman with a plan.” That plan is to start a therapy group for persons like herself. “I need to get on with my career.” Stacy’s mother, Mryrna, was first to jump in with a kidney offer, but her age was a factor that made that impossible. Eight other possible offers were also non-fits. As the clock ticks, she realizes that dialysis may be the only way she can live long enough to get that kidney. She has already prepared her body by having a port and fistula surgically installed, a procedure that allows the blood to flow out of the body through the dialysis machine and return to the body, a process that healthy kidneys complete naturally. Kidney donors are encouraged to help Stacy in her search for this life-giving organ. Stacy recently added the following to her Facebook page: “My kidney function is rapidly declining. Please pray that a living donor comes into my life. So I ask you to share, post, speak, or Facebook Live [anything that you believe may bring greater awareness to my need for a kidney]. Also, if you could send prayers and strength to my mom, Myrna Betman. It’s just she and I; this is a very difficult time for her. Much love!” For more about Stacy, visit her website at akidneyforstacy.comStacy Betman is in need of a kidney. She has plans to get on with her life as a professional social worker. As of this story, Betman is facing dialysis without this critical organ. That may put her back a few years.


The Pelican 11 Friday, October 26, on Oct. 11 at Hagen Park. If built, the station would be south of Northeast 26 Street. Kim DeLaney, the director of strategic development and policy for the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council [TCRPC], said the station would be part of the Tri-Rail Coastal Link; an extension of the existing Tri-Rail service which operates west of I-95. “New service would likely be established in segments, with the first segment, the Downtown Miami Link, beginning in the fall of next year,” said DeLaney. Wilton Manors is one of approximately 30 potential station locations being evaluated. The South Florida Regional Transit Authority [SFRTA] has suggested the service would begin with approximately 25 stations. Others could be added over time as the service becomes established and ridership increases. “Roughly 30 stations are anticipated along the 85-mile corridor,” said DeLaney. “Today’s Tri-Rail services 18 stations in a 72-mile segment.” Wilton Manors has received a $120,000 planning grant from the South Florida Regional Transit Oriented Development Pilot Program. The city contributed an additional $30,000 for the study. Oakland Park also received a grant through the same program and is also being considered for a possible station. City staff will work with TCRPC and SFRTA. They will study and implement ways to improve mobility, quality of life, economic vitality and improved transitoriented development around a Tri-Rail station here. And Tri-Rail officials want their stations to be convenient to riders lots of them. That’s what could happen with the proposed station located near two high density residential developments: Wilton Station and The Metropolitan. Mayor Gary Resnick called the project “very special and important” and something the city has “been pursuing for many, many years.” Anthony LoGrande, chairman of the city’s Economic Development Task Force, said a train station coming here would be a great thing. “This will have a positive impact on the local economy. It will get the attention of people who want to live here, work here and play here,” he said. “This will provide a way to get here that doesn’t include a car.” According to LoGrande, having a train station in the city will help provide the “building blocks for a strong economy.” Paul Rolli, president of the Central Area Neighborhood Association, said he believes having a Tri-Rail station in town would be vital in alleviating commuter congestion. “It would help with the parking problems, [but] only if the people [coming here] take the train.” City Manager Leigh Ann Henderson said the city is already a destination for people and adding a station will only allow for more opportunities for people to enjoy the city. Tri-RailContinued from page 1 The Pelican Newspaper Send your news to editor.


12 The PelicanFriday, October 26, 2018pelicannewspaper.comLet Pelican Classifieds go to work for you. Call 954-783-8700 Buck Deajaun McDougle at the 50 who broke four tackles and returned the ball for a touchdown that brought the score to 42-0. The Bucks have posted an outstanding season and are undefeated in district play [4-0]. Their only loss, 38-6, came against a tough St. Thomas Aquinas team, ranked 3rd in the state and 12th in the nation They play their final district game Friday against Piper High School also undefeated in district play and 6-2 for the season. Game is at Piper. Winner will be district champion. “The goal is to win every game, but one game at a time,” Defensive Coach Aaron Gray said. “If we aren’t disciplined the rest of the season, we will end up losing another game.” With some critical adjustments and strong players on both ends of the field, the Bucks have something to prove. Leading offensive players include wide receiver McDougle and Knighton. Knighton recently set a new record for the school: most rushing yards in a game – 347. The old record was set back in 1991 by Marc Renaud with 332 yards. On the way to the new record, Knighton had 239 rushing yards in the first half playing against Taravella High School. “It was one of the best moments of my life,” Knighton said. “I grind 24/7 for moments like that.” Leading defensive players include Brandon Moses and Dorlus. Dorlus’ best game was against Taravella with 1 sack, 6 tackles for a loss of yards and a pick six. Moses started the season off strong with 8 solo tackles, 10 assist tackles, and one forced fumble when the team played Buford High School in Georgia. Sophomore kicker Ygor Fiuza went 7 for 7 against Monarch on Friday, his first perfect game of the season. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Fiuza said. “I’m getting better by practicing every day, but there is always room for improvement. “ BucksContinued from page 9 when Hurricane Wilma destroyed the irrigation pumps for two of the Palm Aire golf courses. The city purchased the 103 acres of the golf courses. The dirt that was excavated to create the lakes was sold and used to help make the newest runway at Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport. Palm Aire resident Nicholas Manetakis said there was a lot of complaining about the dirt being blown everywhere, including people’s doorways. But, he said, people are happy now with the end result. Moss said the project resulted in five years of exhaust fumes, noise and traffic caused by construction trucks and equipment but “it was well worth the wait.” Now, Smith said she’s waiting to see “where those lakes take us.” So far, she said they’ve brought the Palm Aire community closer together. The Friends of the Palm Aire Lakes and Trails has been formed and members are working on a map of the lakes and trails. Smith said she’s also working with the city to make an open space near the Herb Skolnick Center into a community gathering spot which would include a gazebo. “There are a lot of neat things that are going to happen,” said Mark Beaudreau, recreation programs administrator. Palm AireContinued from page 4


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14 The PelicanFriday, October 26, 2018pelicannewspaper.comwhich will, if recommended, be passed on to the city commission for approval. From there it will go to Broward County for various agency reviews. That process can take up to eight months. While Paterson’s concept, 33 luxury town home units and a total rebuild of the clubhouse, was endorsed by a crowd of 100-plus this week, “the devil,” Commission President Jason Joffe said, ‘is in the details.” Among those details is drafting a rezoning ordinance that will allow residential units on the site and the commission’s concerns related to traffic flow, parking and density. The commission is now being guided by an outdated code that may need revisions, City Planner Michele Millgran said. Tuesday, Paterson tried to allay those fears but his conceptual site plan left many questions unanswered. A major one is whether the 11acre site, as now designed, is big enough for what is being proposed. As an example, the current parking code requires one parking space for each 200 square feet of commercial space. Most cities have upped that ratio to 250 square feet. To carry the discussion further, other restrictions in the code also need review; no tandem parking, no valet service. “But is that the right standard for a club?” Millgran said. While a land use amendment is making its way through the system, the city can create a new zoning code which will allow mixed-used development. “The current code never contemplated a development of this type,” she said. Commissioner Earl Maucker agreed. “This is an important amenity to our city . but this discussion demonstrates how out of date we are. We need to go through the process if we want it to succeed.” Residents and commissioners say the clubhouse needs a rebuild. The yacht and tennis club has been the city’s social mecca for all of its 40 years. It is also the city’s largest employer with an estimated 100 employees at the clubhouse restaurant, tennis center, pool and summer youth programs. Residents who spoke in favor of the site’s redevelopment spoke of the need for evolution, vision, and “for a club we can proud of.” The club is a teardown according to the developer. Ed Rodriguez said, “It is not about us, it is about our children. We have a responsibility to contribute to our community . to invest in our community.” Christy Kiss said the development would increase tax revenues and home values. “Evolution must occur,” she said. Cassie Ganter, owner of a family business in the city said, “I do believe the yacht club is a big part of the city. It’s a business. I hope it will flourish. I hope you will work it out together.” Former commissioner Leo Bentz saw an issue in assuring the clubhouse gets built after the town homes are sold and said the city should get guarantees. Planning and Zoning Chair Bill Gallo said the future is conjecture. “Someone has to do an analysis of what you [Paterson] are expecting. I won’t be able to evaluate until I study how an 18-wheeler can get on the site. “ Commissioner Kyle van Buskirk added, “Bring us something back. We are spinning our wheels.” Yacht clubContinued from page 1The proposed redevelopment of the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club would, if approved, include a 35,000 square-foot clubhouse and 33 luxury town homes. [Courtesy] Co ee with a Cop in Wilton ManorsEarlier this month, members of the Wilton Manors Police Department participated in Coffee with a Cop at two Wilton Manors coffee shops – Stork’s Bakery and The Alchemist. “This year’s Coffee with a Cop event once again enabled our agency to engage with the community in a more personable setting. The community was very inquisitive showing their interest in learning what our of cers do for the community, and it was apparent the people we spoke to had great respect for the courage and compassion our of cers exhibit in the performance of their duties,” said Assistant Police Chief Gary Blocker. Pictured are Code Supervisor Julio Davila, [left] Sergeant David Turner. [Courtesy]


The Pelican 15 Friday, October 26, By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – For Mark and Grace Crompton, investigating paranormal activity is as much about skepticism as it is about believing. The couple, who have been married for 23 years and live in Pompano Beach, founded Paranormal Coast, a group that investigates possible paranormal activity. This summer, they investigated the New River Inn and King Cromartie House in Fort Lauderdale. Just don’t call them ghost hunters or busters, a reference to “Ghostbusters,” the 1984 Pompano Beach group investigates paranormal activity in South FloridaBill Murray film about a team of scientists who capture spirits haunting New York City. “I always tease Mark on that and say, ‘Who ya gonna call? Coast Hunters,’” said Grace. “People say we’re ghost hunters. We’re not there to get rid of them,” said Mark. “We’re there to communicate with them,” said Grace. Along with believers such as themselves, Paranormal Coast, said Mark and Grace, also has a skeptic: Dale Beyrent. Rick Mocher is the other member of the team. Several others occasionally work with Paranormal Coast. “We always make sure one team member is a skeptic,” said Mark, who added that true paranormal investigators don’t just chalk up everything they see and hear as an apparition, more commonly known as ghosts. He said it’s important to weed out all the possibilities before declaring something as paranormal. “If you’re not willing to debunk, you’re not a true paranormal,” he said. “I think that keeps us grounded,” said Grace. “Even the scientific part of me wants to understand this. I want to be able to prove it to those skeptics,” said Mark, who is a civil engineer. And there are plenty of skeptics. Mark said that during an investigation of the Blue Anchor pub in Delray Beach, one man was very vocal in his skepticism. “He was laughing at us in the beginning. But at the end of the night, he was like ‘oh my god, oh my god.’” That initial attitude is something they both say they’ve encountered since they were young. “Mark sees spirits. I feel them,” said Grace. She said she first had those feelings when she was a young girl in Pennsylvania and her father died. Her mother came to tell her but she already knew. She says the feeling is “just like an electrical charge. It’s magnetism.” Mark says ever since he was a young boy he has been able to sometimes see apparitions. “I see them as normal people. They look just like you or I.” He jokes that he tries to avoid comparisons to the “The Sixth Sense,” the 1999 Bruce Willis film where See PARANORMAL on page 21


16 The PelicanFriday, October 26, GibbonsContinued from page 9Southeast 8 Avenue closed for storm system repairsDeerfield Beach – As of Oct. 22, there is a road closure at the intersection of Southeast 17 Street and Southeast 8 Avenue. Damaged storm drain infrastructure is being repaired. Homeowners can access their driveways and local traffic will be permitted for the duration of construction. All other traffic will be detoured to alternate routes. The work is expected to take three weeks. 24 passes for 171 yards, but threw three interceptions. With the game already in hand, backup Brody Palhegyi went 2-for-3 for 11 yards. For the most part, Gibbons was plagued with failing to convert more scoring opportunities. “When you play a game like last week . no excuses,” DuBuc said. “We just have to get back on the drawing board, do a good job next week, finish off the season and get ready for the playoffs.” Gibbons will play an away game against Stranahan in what will likely serve as a playoff tune-up for the Chiefs.


The Pelican 17 Friday, October 26, TonightSwinging Fridays: Jazz on the Boulevard. 6 to 9 p.m. at Historic Ali Cultural Center. Swing dance classes. Live jazz. 353 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. Tickets $5 to $10. 954-943-4903. Comedian Colin Jost 7:30 p.m. at Bailey Hall. For tickets and details, call 954-201-6884. Beach Sounds Concert Series. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the main beach parking lot. Music lovers are invited to bring blankets and chairs to sit on the beach, or wade in the surf, as they listen to Exit 27 Butter y Snapple and The Polar Boys. Admission is free. Details, call the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-4804429. 10/26 – Boo-Bash 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Sample-McDougald House & Museum, 450 NE 10 St. Haunted Trail, Costume Contest. Carnival Rides. Games. Face painting and More. 450 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach. 954-786-4111.Upcoming events10/27 – Fall Frenzy at Christ Community Church 901 E. McNab Road, Pompano Beach. Music, bake sale, vendors, bounce house and more 954-943-3868. 10/27 – Trick or Treat Trail. Deer eld Island Park. Noon to 4 p.m. All ages. Mad Scientist’s Lab; Crazy Chef’s Kitchen and Creature Feature station. Sponsored by Broward County Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Deer eld Island Park. A free boat shuttle for the island departs from Sullivan Park, 1700 Riverview Rd., Deer eld Beach. Shuttles take approximately ve minutes. For additional shuttle information, call Quiet Waters Park at 954-357-5100. 11/01, 11/02, 11/03 – Lighthouse Point Library Used Book Sale. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. [closed noon to 1pm]. Dixon Ahl Hall, 2220 NE 38 St., Lighthouse Point. Bring cash. All proceeds bene t the library. 954-946-6398. 11/03 Nature Detectives. “Why’s the sky blue? Why are plants green? What’s inside an egg? What does it all mean?” Become a nature detective and investigate the mysteries of the world around you. Reservations recommended online at or 561-5448615. Ages 5 to 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 11:30 a.m. Cost per child: Member $5, Non-member $8. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-544-8605. 11/9 and 10 Garage Sale to bene t cancer research. Collectibles, vintage items and more. St. Demetrios Church Hall, 815 NE 15 Ave., Fort Lauderdale 11/10 NAMI WALKS Support Mental Health for all. 6K at Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek For details, call 954-258-3990.Clubs11/12 – Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea Garden Club. Jarvis Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Dr. Topic is Broward Bees. Hands-on demonstration for a Bee House. Open to the public. 954-3972554. 11/12 – Professional Womens’ Club hosts Pets for Vets. Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 5550 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. 6 p.m. For details, call 954-960-5277. 11/19 The Pompano Beach Garden Club meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach and is open to the public. The program “Herbs, Vegetables, and Unusual Edibles” by Roland Gaudet. “Fun with Flowers” 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. after the meeting. Call 954-253-9938Forums/lectures/meetings10/31 – North Broward Democrats host Congressman Ted Deutch for an update on Washington, D.C. Emma Lou Olson Center, 1801 NE 6 St. Pompano Beach. Free. Open to the public. 7 p.m. 954-683-7789. 11/01 – Empowering Veterans in the Workplace. 7:30 to 9 a.m., Wyndham Deer eld Beach Hotel, 2096 NE 2 St. Tickets $25. 954-427-1050. See CALENDAR on page 20


18 The Pelican Friday, October 26, ChristiansContinued from page 6incredibly poignant at this time in our nation,” said Skye Whitcomb, Outr’s artistic and production director. “The thing that strikes me most about “The Christians” is that for all the struggle that the characters go through, there is no ‘bad guy.’ Every one of these characters is coming from a place of personal truth, of belief and they struggle with reconciling the differences in their beliefs.” Outre’s previous productions at the Cultural Center have included “Hedwig & The Angry Inch” and George Orwell’s “1984.” Such edgy works fit right in with this production, challenging audiences to confront difficult philosophical questions. “There’s this heartbreaking distance between them that tugs at the soul,” says Whitcomb of “The Christians.” “And one of the most wrenching questions that the play forces us to contemplate is what we should do when those we love believe something that is not only different, but something that we feel is actually dangerous.” Showtimes for “The Christians” are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinee performances at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $40 and can be purchased at the Cultural Center’s box office. For more information, visit ccpompano. org.In “The Christians,” now playing at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, a Protestant church is rocked to the core when a new sermon by the senior pastor forces the congregation to reexamine a fundamental Christian belief. Timothy Gore [right] plays Pastor Paul and Jordan Armstrong [left] plays Brother Josh. [Photo courtesy of Kay Renz] Dist. 3 meeting Deerfield Beach – Dist. 3 Commissioner Bernie Parness invites all residents in his district to a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Crystal Lake Clubhouse, 4791 NW 18 Ave. For more information, call 954-4804263 or visit disposal Wilton Manors – The Wilton Manors Police Department will accept unwanted medication during National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the police station, 2020 Wilton Drive. Drugs can be disposed at no cost and no questions will be asked.


The Pelican 19 Friday, October 26, 2018pelicannewspaper.comThe Pelican Classi eds Work $15 for 20 words 954-783-8700 Send your news to York and Florida and in two short films. She retired in 2014 as director of a facility for juvenile delinquents in upstate New York. She moved to LBTS 18 months ago and lives at Hampton Beach Club. In addition to her directorial duties with the Seaside Players, she can be seen in The Playgroup’s comedic play “Approaching the Speed of Life” at the Willow Theater in Boca Raton starting on Nov. 10. The Seaside Players sought play submissions by local playwrights for their upcoming production. Patrick Vida, an actor with Seaside Players, wrote “For Reasons Known,” “The Return of Summer Doldrums” and “Polly-Andre.” Steve d’Oliveira and JoAnne The “Sea Shorts” rehearse “The Killer B’s,” a play about a South Florida retirement home for assassins. Pictured are [left to right] Sky Dauer, Sharon Ragoonan, Angela Mary Piraino, Patt Sessa and Director Brenda Aulbach. [Courtesy] PlayersContinued from page 3 Modafferi co-wrote “The Goodbye Club.” Modafferi is also stage manager, and her husband Tony is a staff volunteer. Vida has roles in “The Goodbye Club,” “Comeuppance” and “Collaboration.” d’Oliveira has roles as a washed up playwright in “Collaboration” and plays an obnoxious Hollywood agent in “The Return of Summer Doldrums.” Several original cast members are back for this production, including Shirley Mills, Jeff Gaines, Patt Sessa and Angela Mary Piraino. Aulbach conducted acting classes with the group every other Friday starting in May. Rehearsals began in September, and everyone who wanted to act got a part. There are no auditions. Since they’re dealing with topics such as aging, suicide and sexism, the plays are inappropriate for anyone under 18. Admission is free. In January the players will start rehearsals for performances in March. They may aim for two weekends for performances then. “It’s great that the community supports the theater group,” Aulbach said. The town recently purchased a stage for the group’s use. “The actors really enjoy being part of the theater productions. They develop friendships, and it enhances their lives,” d’Oliveira said. One woman told Aulbach it was a dream come true being back on stage. “Another can’t wait to get here. To her, this is everything. It’s made her life complete,” Aulbach said.


20 The Pelican Friday, October 26, 11/01 Pompano Beach Branch Library hosts Family Success Administration, as guest presenters of the library’s Coffee and Conversation with a Librarian program. The program connects patrons in need of human services with governmental organizations and private agencies that can provide assistance to individuals in need. Meetings continue monthly on the rst and third Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 50 W. Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach. Call 954-545-7800. 11/02 Pasos para pedir ayuda espiritual [How to Ask for Spiritual Help] by Lecturas Celestiales – Free introduction to developing spiritual gifts; 4 to 5:30 p.m. This lecture will be in Spanish and parents can attend with their children. Guest Instructor: Maria Scozzari, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach. Call 954-545-7800. 11/08-11/09 Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities ’ annual conference Hot Topics In Developmental Disabilities. Topics cover most aspects of disabilities from housing to Aspergers. Renaissance Hotel, Boca Raton. More details at 954-975-5159. 11/15 – Climate Change Workshop. 6 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Wilton Manors and Oakland Park have partnered to create a Joint Climate Action Plan that will address improvements for infrastructure and resilience into the next decade. Free. 954-680-4200. 1 1/12 Our Fund Foundation hosts Lambda Legal’s LGBTQ playbook in The Time of Trump. A panel and multimedia presentation will feature the frontline lawyers and staff who advance key priorities and active strategies to defend and advance the rights of LGBTQ people and everyone living with HIV. 6 to 9 p.m. NSU Art Museum, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd. Free. Reserve seats at or call 954-565-1090.Music10/28 – Toto at Pompano Amp. 8 p.m. Tickets $39.50 – up. 11/04 Choral Evensong for All Saints’ Sunday 5 p.m. The Choir of St. Paul’s, Dr. Paul Cienniwa, director, Mr. David Morse, guest organist, Ms. Laurice Campbell Buckton, violist. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 561-278-6003 Theater CalendarContinued from page 17 brilliant score. The Wick Theatre, 7901 N. Fed. Hwy., Boca Raton. Tickets $75-$95. 561-995-2333. 11/10 to 11/18 The Playgroup, LLC presents Approaching the Speed of Life Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Rated PG-13. Tickets at 11/30 12/23 – Breadcrumbs Theories of identity are put under the microscope in this time-bending drama. An aging writer travels back in time to the dark woods of the past, unearthing a tragedy. Jennifer Haley, playwrite; directed by Keith Garsson. Tickets $30$35. Boca Sol Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. 561447-8829. Through 11/11 – Pirates of Penzance Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta is an uproarious comedy with a Ballot presentationOakland Park – The League of Women Voters will host a presentation on the November 2018 ballot questions on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center, 1098 NE 40 Ct. Discussed will be the 13 Florida Constitutional amendments, the 11 Broward Charter questions, 1 tax question and the $40 million Oakland Park bond issue. There will also be information on how, when and where registered voters can cast their ballot. Breast cancer forum at Broward Health Deerfield Beach – A panel of medical experts will lead a discussion on breast cancer Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 9 to 10: 30 a.m. at the Broward Health North Conference Center, 201 E. Sample Road. This free round table event and complimentary breakfast will feature surgeon Dr. Gary Lehr, plastic surgeon Dr. Tracey Stokes, radiation oncologist Dr. Marshal Lieberfarb and breast cancer survivor Jasmine Harris. To register, visit or call 954-759-7400 and select option 5.


The Pelican 21 Friday, October 26, CHURCH DIRECTORY Come Worship ParanormalContinued from page 15a young boy can see ghosts. But like the film, where the boy eventually learns to help the ghosts that visit him, Mark and Grace say the apparitions sometimes reach out to people and offer closure. Recently, Mark and Grace say one investigation led to a woman finding out more information about a close friend who had died. “If we bring maybe a little bit of closure, that is a rewarding part of the field,” said Grace. As for their next investigation, Mark and Grace say they’d like to do the Sample-McDougald House in Pompano Beach. “We’re not saying its haunted. It’s an interesting property,” said Mark. “We’re looking for new places to investigate,” said Grace. Cap’s Place in Lighthouse Point is also on their wish list. Paranormal Coast has videos of their investigations on YouTube and a podcast at paranormalcoast.podbean. com. The group will also be featured on Telemundo 51 on Halloween at 5 p.m.Mark Crompton of Paranormal Coast on a recent investigation. Paranormal Coast visits various historic properties in Florida and the U.S. in the hopes of nding apparitions [more commonly known as ghosts]. Crompton says the shadowy gure behind him in this photo is an apparition. [Courtesy] Haunted happeningsDeerfield Beach – The Parks and Recreation Department is preparing Halloween events for the community tonight and Saturday, Oct. 27. The annual Halloween festivities at Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, 445 SW 2 St., will be held 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. A costume contest will be held at 6 p.m. for youngsters 12 and under. Enjoy treats, a cookie decorating station, a pie eating contest, bounce houses, balloon artists, face painters, arts and crafts and a very scary haunted house.On Saturday, the Halloween Hoedown will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Villages of Hillsboro Park, 4111 NW 6 St. This family fun fest includes games, a Kiwanis cookie station, pumpkin patch, a bounce house and hayride. Music from Juna N Joey starts at 5:15 p.m. followed by the costume contest at 6:30 p.m. Parking is at Quiet Waters Elementary School, 4150 W Hillsboro Blvd., where a free shuttle will run from 4:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


22 The Pelican Friday, October 26, 2018pelicannewspaper.comCLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE To place your classi ed ad please visit or call 954-783-8700 by Wednesday at 5 p.m. Studios Furnished studios BOCA/ DEERFIELD $199/week and up -$39/Daily -$699/ Month and up. Furnished studios – Utilities Paid. Call 954-934-3195. CONDO FOR RENT Pompano Beach – Leisureville – Nice 2BR/1BA on 2nd oor in 55+ community. $1000/Mo. Call Ruthie Brooks, Balistreri Real Estate 954803-4174. Share a condoPompano Beach – Palm Aire share a large fully furnished condo. Single employed person. All utilities included. No Smoking. No Pets. Pool, parking, Golf Course. Quiet. References. Appt Only. $900/ Mth. Call 954-977-9189. Roommate WantedPompano Beach Casa La Quinta. Min. Yearly Rental. Share 2Bd/2Ba Condo near Intracoastal. Walk to Beach. Private bathroom. Full use of Kitchen. Pool, Clubhouse. Two Grills on Canal. Cable, Util. included. Close to all amenities. Avail. 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Any condition. Specialized in estate sales. Local references. Call Richard at 561-571-2037.PERSONAL SERVICESNeed a ride somewhere? Call Bob for personal transportation. Reasonable rates. 954-254-6221. HOME REPAIR SERVICEMike’s Handyman Service – Call Today! – Fix Today! Fans, Lights, Drywall Patching, Sof ts, Facia, Carpentry, Painting, Garage Cleanouts and More! Call 727-218-2878. LYNCH’S CAR SERVICEAirport special $24/person. Ride to doctors, shopping, stores, banks, etc. Luxury car, all leather interiors. 617275-3870. CLEAN QUEEN’S CLEANING SERVICE, LLC.Move in, move out, trash and furniture removal. Deep cleaning. Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly Services. References available upon request. Call Jeanette at 954-982-5417. ANTIQUESAntique Buyer – Buying Antiques & Art. Jewelry. Watches. Paintings. Military Items. Guns. Swords. Coins. Silver. House Calls. Free Appraisals. Robert’s Antiques. 954-295-6808. EMPLOYMENTAre you 55 or older and seeking employment in Ft. Lauderdale? Urban League of Palm Beach County provides paid training opportunities at locations such as government agencies, senior centers, non-pro ts, schools and hospitals. This on-the-job training can then be used as a bridge to nd employment outside of the program. To participate, you must be: age 55 or older; unemployed and seeking employment; quali ed as low income. To apply, please call 954-858-5884 or visit the SCSEP of ce at 2901 W Cypress Creek Road, Suite 116, Fort Lauderdale. HELP WANTEDLANDSCAPE HELP WANTEDNortheast Fort Lauderdale Landscape Company seeks experienced help. Call 954-7013322. WELDER ASSISTANT WANTEDPart time welder assistant. Fabrication, installation of stainless steel and aluminum. TIG welding experience a plus! 954-980-7375 WEEKEND CONCIERGEPart-Time Weekend Concierge for High Rise Condo East Pompano Beach. Shift 3: 30 pm-11:30 pm. $11.OO/Hr. Retirees welcome. Will train. Email resume to: Pompano Beach TEMPORARY DESK CLERKWell established hotel on the ocean hiring temporary desk clerk for weekends only. Hours 8am-8pm. Must need some computer skills and very customer friendly. Call 954324-5311. Pompano Beach – 2 story townhouse, 2BD/1.5BA, pool, hot tub, washer/ dryer, 3 car parking space, all utilities and cable, wifi, appliances and dishes included, Pets ok. Storage shed. Completely private. $1800-$3000/Mo. Call 954709-6802. CONDOS FOR SALELauderdale-by-The-Sea 4050 N Ocean Drive. DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!!! 1Bd/1Ba, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING! $212,000 Building on the Beach. Cash Only. No Renting. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552. Beach Beach Beach! Building has direct ocean view, walk to restaurants, shopping, entertainment. Best deal on the beach. $194 to $315!!!! Call Terry Craft for a showing. Charles Rutenberg Realty 954-270-4247. Pompano Beach – Island Club 2bd/2ba, 777 S Federal Highway. Corner unit, 9th Great views. Utility room off kitchen. Fully furnished. $225,000. 954-235-8224. Vienneau Team Incorporated. Coral Ridge Tower North 36th St and A1A. Spectacular one bedroom CO-OP, NORTH VIEW. Unobstructed for miles of Intracoastal and Galt Mile. Over 55 building. Free parking. Low cost HOA $400, Taxes $1800. $195,500. Call owner at 1-312-550-3636. Shown anytime. SERVICES“BOOKKEEPING SERVICE” Certi ed QuickBooks. ProAdvisor. Reasonable Rates. Personable & Reliable. Small Business. Nonprofit, or Personal. Call Patrick: 561-544-8110. See CLASSIFIEDS on page 23 Please donate your used children’s books for the Pelican’s “Free Library” opening soon at the Pelican Newspaper, 1500 E. Atlantic Blvd. For details call 954-783-8700 Used books needed


The Pelican 23 Friday, October 26, 2018pelicannewspaper.comThe Pelican Newspaper Subscribe today $13.78 per year. Delivered to your Condo, Business or Home. Subscribe free at CAR FOR SALE2011 Black convertible BMW, 328i, low milage, $15,000 or best offer. Call 860-304-5507YARD SALEImperial Point Colonades auditorium. 2156 NE 67 St, Fort Lauderdale 33308. Multi family yard sale, Nov 3 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Over 15 different vendors, 100’s of items to choose from. NOTICESTHE CITY OF LIGHTHOUSE POINT HEREBY PROVIDES NOTICE TO VOTERS For the City of Lighthouse Point public measure entitled “Terms of Of ce Increased to Four Years and Term Limits Imposed Beginning with 2020 Election” on the ballot for the November 6, 2018, election, the ballot summary should read that the terms of the Commissioners elected in 2018 are increased until 2022, as follows: Shall Article II, entitled, “Municipal Form of Government,” of the City Charter be amended to increase terms of of ce for Mayor and Commissioners to four (4) years and establish term limits of twelve (12) consecutive years of service as either Mayor or Commissioner, excepting partial terms, beginning with persons elected on or after March, 2020; and increasing the current terms for Commissioners elected in 2018 until 2022 to provide for elections in even numbered years? YES or NO. A vote cast in favor of this public measure will count for approval of the charter amendment that will provide for term limits of twelve (12) consecutive years, an increase in the terms of of ce by the Mayor or Commissioner to four (4) years, and an increase in the terms for Commissioners elected in 2018 until 2022. Classi edsContinued from page 22 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 954-480-4494 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. Swing, Salsa, Tango and Ballroom dance. Great fun for all ages. Call 954-640-4225.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. Classes Play Bridge & Mahjong Fridays at 10 a.m. Jarvis Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Call 954-640-4225. Scrabble – Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Emma Lou Olson Civic Center. 954-786-4111. Bingo – St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 1111 E. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach. Thursdays 1 to 4 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 5 p.m. Call 954-942-5887. Bingo every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142, 171 SW 2nd Street, Pompano Beach. p.m. 954942-2448. 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. Call 954-786-4111. Board Games


24 The Pelican Friday, October 26, 2018pelicannewspaper.comSend your news to By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFFort Lauderdale – Seventeenth Circuit Court Judge Raag Singhal has set a second court date to hear arguments in the lawsuit brought by Tom Terwilliger against Rhonda Eaton. Terwilliger, who is running against Eaton for the Dist. 2 seat on the Pompano Beach City Commission, has sued Eaton, the City of Pompano Beach and the Broward Supervisor of Elections [SOE] to remove her from the ballot. He claims she has not lived in the city long enough to qualify for the Nov. 6 election. If Terwilliger is successful, he would automatically win the election because Eaton is his only opponent. The first hearing, which was held yesterday at the Broward County Courthouse, was set for 30 minutes. But Eaton’s attorney, Joseph Geller of Greenspoon Marder, said that wasn’t enough time to “present all my witnesses.” Geller estimated the lawsuit would need at least four hours to be heard properly. The second hearing will be Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 1:30 p.m. in room 15170 [15th floor] of the Broward County Courthouse. Attorney Kevin Tynan of Richardson & Tynan is representing Terwilliger. Pompano Beach City Judge sets second hearing for Eaton/Terwilliger residency lawsuit Attorney Mark Berman was also present and said city officials are not interested in who wins the election, only in making sure the charter is followed and the voters are not prevented from voting for the candidate of their choice. “We’re going to let the combatants handle the arguments,” said Berman. “I really don’t think it’s our fight.” A representative from the SOE also stated her office was not interested in trying to decide who should win the election. Terwilliger’s lawsuit involves two portions of the charter. Under Section 7, “Qualifications and Disqualifications,” candidates can qualify to run for the district they live in if they have been residents of that district “for at least one (1) year immediately preceding their election.” Under Section 68, “Nominations,” anyone who is registered to vote in the city and “who has been a resident of the city for a period of one year” may be a candidate. Terwilliger said he believes that means candidates must be residents of the district they want to represent for at least one year by the time of the qualifying period – June of 2018. Eaton says she has lived in Dist. 2 since May of 2017. There is one thing both sides agree on: Because the election is less than two weeks away, the judge should make his ruling as soon as possible. Geller made that statement in the courtroom and Terwilliger has previously said he would like a quick ruling as well. Rhonda Eaton and Tom Terwilliger in court yesterday. Also pictured are [standing] Pompano Beach City Attorney Mark Berman and David Sigerson [far right], who is Eaton’s attorney and a part of her campaign. Eaton and Terwilliger are pictured in the middle. [Staff]


The Pelican 25 Friday, October 26, Send your news to pelicanfrontdesk@ Drive, home of the charter fishing fleet. Sobel was the only no vote. Sobel and several residents said nine months are left on the current lease and that time should be used to ask for bids in the hope a more profitable company might come in and pay the city more money. Mayor Lamar Fisher said that past interest in bidding for the Fishing Center was almost non-existent. He said only one bid, from M. Ross Shulmister, vice president Fishing eetContinued from page 1of the Fishing Center, was submitted when the lease was last up for renewal in 2014. Shulmister said a boat owner wants to rent a space there but won’t unless he knows there is a long-term lease in place. It’s the long-term lease between the city and Beatty family that is the cause of all the controversy. In 1974, the city entered into a 99-year lease with the Beatty family. Currently, the city pays $31,451.40 a month to the Beatty family – $377,418.03 annually. The Fishing Center pays the city $182,000 annually; a loss of about $195,000. That’s a loss that Sobel and others say is too high for taxpayers to accept. Resident Joe McGee called the Fishing Center a “parasite” that is a waste of taxpayer money. “I personally don’t see the importance of the fishing fleet to Pompano Beach,” he said. “You have not lived up to what taxpayers expect from you.” Commissioner Rex Hardin defended the Fishing Center. “We’re not subsidizing the fishing fleet. They’re helping us pay the lease. They’re helping us,” said Hardin. Captains from the fishing fleet also spoke in favor. William Gamper, president of the Fishing Center, said they pay the same rate as captains in other boat centers. But, he said, those other captains are close to hotels and other businesses that bring in lots of tourists. The captains here aren’t near a hotel. “We’re not looking for a handout. We just want a fair lease.” Although the captains don’t pay the city directly, Fisher agreed with Gamper that the Fishing Center isn’t as well situated as other South Florida fishing centers when it comes to tourism. He also said the city subsidizes other programs, such as Sand and Spurs. “This one happens to have an unfortunate lease we can’t control.” Sobel said he appreciated the captains stating their position but he saw no reason why taxpayers couldn’t be better protected. Sobel asked what would happen if the city defaulted on the Beatty lease. City Attorney Mark Berman said he didn’t think it was in the “best interest” of the city to discuss that at the meeting. In an interview with The Pelican Sobel said he understands not wanting to discuss possible legal strategy in public. Asked what he was thinking with a possible default, Sobel said it might be the best way for the city to stop losing the millions it will over the life of the lease. Fisher said there was no easy way to get out of the lease. “This was done 40 years ago and we’re stuck with it,” the mayor said. Resident Angela Hill accused Fisher of having a conflict of interest because he is friends with Shulmister and has done business with him. Fisher paid Shulmister $5,000 for accounting work for his reelection campaign in 2016. Fisher accused Hill of questioning his integrity and referred to Berman’s previous opinion that Fisher was not guilty of a conflict of interest. Hill responded that it may not be a violation of the law but it has the “appearance of impropriety.”


26 The Pelican Friday, October 26, Fishing report Catching the ocean view By Jim “Chiefy” MathiePELICAN WRITERThe best part of catching spiny lobster while diving is eating them. But there’s a lot more to it than that… As a recreational diver in the State of Florida we’re allowed six spiny lobster per person per day. The season starts Aug. 6 and ends March 31, so there’s a long time to harvest spiny lobster. This is also the time frame for the commercial harvester who catches them using wooden traps.For a special evening, eat the lobster See LOBSTER on page 27Step one: Catch the lobster. [Courtesy] Pictured below are Nick Noon and Jim Zupancik aboard the boat Post Tension They took a quick trip across the pond to fish around Bimini. [Pictured at the bottom left is another wahoo]. In a six-hour trip high-speed trolling, they landed eight nice wahoo. The color bait that worked the best was orange and black. Wahoo will continue to bite off and on for the next three months. Get tight! RJ BoyleWahoo bite will be good for next three months Send your marine news to editor.


The Pelican 27 Friday, October 26, LobsterContinued from page 26 There’s also a commercial saltwater products license, allowing the hunter to harvest 250 lobster per day. Totally combined, Florida’s annual spiny lobster harvest is around five million pounds, with approximately 25 percent brought to land by the recreational diver. There’s something magical when a group of folks get together to share drinks and enjoy spiny lobster. There are always great stories that come out of those type gatherings, especially since you have caught the lobster. When my longtime friend Carmen invited us for dinner the other night, I knew I would be supplying the main course of spiny lobster tail. Unlike those “lobsta” from New England, our Florida spiny lobster is known for its Steps two and three: Cook and enjoy.succulent, tasty tails. I wanted to show off our local catch, so I used shears to split the hard shell of the tail and placed the meat of the tail on top of the shell. This makes for a beautiful presentation as well as very easy eating! The tails were placed in a disposable aluminum pan which was coated in non-stick Pam. Generous amounts of butter were lathered on the tail and then they were placed in the oven to bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Some folks like to add lemon or garlic to the butter and even put a seafood spice on the tail. However, these tails for Carmen’s friends were just smothered in butter. After baking, the tails were put under the broiler for 8 to 10 minutes until they were golden brown. Then you guessed it. Lots more butter and the tails were served with sides of scalloped potatoes, salad and asparagus. Hopefully this description has gotten your taste buds tantalized. There’s something special in completing the circle from ocean-to-table. Having a delicious dinner of freshly caught spiny lobster is the best way to spend an evening with great friends. Beach Zumba returns Deerfield Beach – Beach zumba classes resume for the season on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8:30 a.m. at the south beach boardwalk, Southeast 9 Street. Janet Ciccone instructs the class held Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Cost is $35 for a six-class package or $7 per class. Beginning Monday, Oct. 27, registration will be taken at the fishing pier. For more information, call 954-4804427. Advertise with The Pelican! Call us today! 954-783-8700


28 The Pelican Friday, October 26,