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Pelicane 1500 -A E Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Pompano Beach Deereld Beach Lighthouse Point Lauderdale-By-e-Sea Wilton Manors Oakland Park Hillsboro Beach e Galt Palm Aire Visit Us Online at: 954-783-8700 Send news to siren2415@gmail.comFriday, November 23, 2018 Vol. XXVI, Issue 47Price 10 Site, plat plan and rezoning approved for Sandpiper Pointe; residents closest to development fear its impactBy Judy Wilson PELICAN STAFF Deerfield Beach Century Village residents in Richmond A, C, E and F and Upminster K and J are not as pleased as their neighbors that 201 town homes will be built within shouting distance of their homes. As commissioners approved the plat plan, site plan and a rezoning ordinance last week, they rose to say that builder Toll Bros. had not communicated openly with them. The six buildings are within a few feet of the Sandpiper Pointe development although separated by landscaping, berms, a wall and fencing. The project has been embraced by the governing boards of Century Village. Cecile and Shelly Baskin, Richmond F residents, said they will see high buildings and a fence very close to their homes. They also complained about the additional traffic that will bring in lights at night and noise from trucks and garbage vehicles. A cul de sac in the townhome Questions posed on Oakland Park Square projectBy Judy Vik PELICAN STAFF Oakland Park Officials with Integra Investments fielded questions from residents and business people regarding the mixed-use development, Oakland Park Square, during a recent neighborhood participation meeting. Mark Dubrow, development manager, and Nelson Stabile, a principal with the firm, were on hand at city hall to meet with about 20 members of the public. City commissioners recently approved the sale of two city-owned lots on Dixie Highway, on the north and south sides of Northeast 38 Street, to Integra for $2.55 million. Sewer project causing major delays for motorists; commissioners asking for reliefBy Judy Wilson PELICAN STAFF Hillsboro Beach The countys project to install a new sewer line the length of A1A, between the Hillsboro Inlet and Hillsboro Boulevard, is moving along, right on schedule. Not on schedule are the motorists who use the towns only thoroughfare. With the road fully closed since construction began Sept. 24, residents living north of the work zone this week 939 Hillsboro Mile must exit the town by way of Hillsboro Boulevard. If their destination is south of Hillsboro Beach, their roundabout trip can take an additional 30 minutes, each way. The detour costs residents south of the work zone who are headed north Pompano Beach Mayor Rex Hardin hugs former vice mayor Charlotte Burrie after Hardin was sworn-in Tuesday. See story on page 2. [Staff] See SANDPIPER on page 9 LBTS marina approvedBy Judy Vik PELICAN STAFF Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Commissioners here approved a development order establishing a marina as conditional use at 226 to 240 Basin Drive. The commission also approved a site plan for the marina and upland property. The plan includes six new finger piers, designed to meet code requirements. Fourteen boat slips will be established, the same number as See MARINA on page 10 See SEWER on page 13 See SQUARE on page 7 Veterans honored at luncheon; see story page 3


2 The Pelican Color 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 dOliveira PELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach Only 48 hours after the race officially ended, Rex Hardin was sworn in as mayor. In the end, Hardin beat Michael Sobel by 125 votes; 13,096 [40.36 percent] to Sobels 12,971 [39.97 percent]. Because the margin of victory was so close, an automatic recount was triggered. Before the recount, Hardin was ahead of Sobel by 126 votes. Mayoral candidates Cyndy Floyd and DeBresia LeSane got 4,670 votes and 1,713 votes respectively. The Broward Supervisor of Elections released the final vote tally on Sunday. But at Tuesdays swearing in ceremony in the commission chambers, Hardin said the entire community needs to come together for the betterment of the city. Its time we put all that behind us. Hardin, who thanked his family and supporters and called the election a humbling experience, also talked about the future, saying he and the new commission would continue to move the city forward. Also sworn in were all five district commissioners Andrea McGee for Dist. 1, Rhonda Eaton for Dist. 2, Tom McMahon for Dist. 3, Beverly Perkins for Dist. 4 and Barry Moss for Dist. 5. Like Hardin, every commissioner thanked family and friends. Eaton said she Hardin elected mayor by 125 votes; new commission sworn inwas ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work. McGee said she would work hard to make the city even greater. Perkins thanked her husband, Willie Moody, and joked that he told her not to bring home any disagreements she has during commission meetings. I see you fighting all night at city hall. Dont bring that here, she quoted him as saying. Perkins also thanked her opponents, former commissioner Ed Phillips and Carmen Jones and said she appreciates their willingness to run. Eaton, Hardin and McMahon also thanked Citizens for a Better Pompano Beach for its support of their campaigns. Citizens is a political committee that supported Hardin, McGee, Eaton, McMahon, Moss and Phillips in the election. According to its website, as the Dist. 1 commissioner. as the Dist. 2 commissioner. as the Dist. 3 commissioner. Beverly Perkins taking the oath of as the Dist. 5 commissioner. See COMMISSION on page 11


The Pelican 3 Color THE PELICAN1500-A East Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060954-783-8700PUBLISHER: Anne Siren By Michael dOliveira PELICAN STAFF Coconut Creek It wasnt Veterans Day at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Monday, but it just as easily could have been. Working with Pompano Beachs Disabled American Veterans Chapter 133 and Marine Corps League Detachment 1058, Seminole Casino hosted hundreds Big freaking deal luncheon held in honor of veterans of veterans, their spouses and caregivers for a preThanksgiving luncheon in honor of their service. As a World War II Army medic who participated in two of the wars most famous battles, D-Day and Battle of the Bulge, Bertram Grossman, 94, is the kind of veteran who has received a lot of fanfare and recognition. But, says Grossman, its still nice to get the kind of warm welcome put on by the Seminole Casino and local veterans groups. Its wonderful. This is the second time Ive been. Its marvelous, a great honor for us that they remember us, said Grossman. Larry Buck, president of Seminole Casino, said the event was just a thank you for everyone who makes our lives possible. Jean Early, who served stateside as an Army nurse during World War II, joked that this is my birthday party because it was a day before her 98th birthday. For the luncheon, Seminole Casino shut down one of its restaurants and served an all you can eat buffet that included turkey, prime rib, pork loin, pizza, many traditional Thanksgiving side dishes and more. Lining the hallway into the restaurant were hundreds of Seminole Casino employees and other veterans cheering and waving American flags. A band played each military branch theme song, including The Wild Blue Yonder for the Air Force and Anchors Jean Early, a World War II Army nurse, waves as she walks through a hallway See VETERANS on page 11


4 The Pelican color By Cassidy Schuck PELICAN INTERN Deerfield Beach The Deerfield Beach Bucks will have home-field advantage again as they take on the Palm Beach Central Broncos in the Regional Final Friday, 7:30 p.m. Last Friday, they swept Plantation, 23-0, for the Class 8A Semifinals. The game against Plantation was off to a slow start as both teams continued to go three and out. At the end of the first quarter, Bucks safety Tyron Herring had three nice consecutive defensive stops that forced the Colonels to punt. Dashaun Davis received the punt and ran it to the 30-yard line. Quarterback Derohn King found wide receiver Dejaeun McDougle for a 25-yard gain. Jayon Knighton then ran it 12 yards for the Bucks first touchdown. The extra point attempt by Ygor Fiuza was good. The Bucks were up 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. From the beginning of the week I just knew I needed to step up and make the plays I needed to make, Herring said. I made a great game plan for myself and was able to execute it tonight. To start the second quarter, the Colonels went three and out and were forced to punt. This time the punt was blocked by Tavon McBride and picked up by Keyon Martin who ran it in for another Bucks touchdown. The extra point attempt by See DEERFIELD on page 15 In the Bucks matchup against the Plantation last week, Wide Receiver Dejaeun McDougle [above] caught a pass from quarterback Derohn King for a 25-yard gain during the teams 23-0 win. [Photos by Cassidy Schuck] Center Jordan Bosic gets a pregame pep talk form Offensive Line Coach Mark Nichols.


The Pelican 5 color Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people making a difference. Send your recommendations for this column to By Phyllis J. Neuberger PELICAN STAFF It was easy for the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce to honor Gloria Jacaruso as Business Woman of the Year. Jacaruso has had a star-studded career and is now the third owner of Minuteman Press Pompano Beach. This 40-year-old local print and graphics company, located at 51 N. Federal Hwy., offers a variety of services from the ordinary to the creative. Ive been the owner of the company for eight years, Jacaruso says. I have a staff of seven, assisting clients with everything from small print orders to 150-page books in color. We produce and design direct mail, business cards, brochures, rack cards and Chamber names Gloria Jacaruso Business Woman of the Yearmore. Were open for business from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call me Gloria, she says as she talks about her life before Minuteman Press. I was raised in Miami, graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism, and began my career as a reporter for the Sun-Sentinel. From there, I became vice president of Azen & Associates, a publicity firm. Then I became the marketing director of Tri-Rail when it first began. My last spot in the business world was serving as the corporate communications manager for Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises, based in Miami.Gloria Jacaruso [second from right] and her Minuteman staff Paula Silver [left], artist, customer service; Chris Gilbo, artist and Harry Coons, production manager. [Staff]Her successful career ended when she decided to be a stay at home mom to Angelica, now 22, and Anthony, now 21. With a laugh she says, You can only bake so many cookies and stay active in so many school affairs. I needed to do something else and thats why I bought Minuteman Press. Her husband, Anthony, owns his own CPA firm and is not involved in Minuteman Press. Angelica is attending college in Orlando. Her son Anthony helps out now and then, she says. Gloria belongs to and supports many non-profit organizations with both donations and discounts on their printing orders. She is proud to sponsor Unity in the Community, NAMI and Habitat for Humanity. She serves on the Board of Directors for Singing Sons Boys Choir, Royal Dames of Cancer Research and the Lauderdale Debutante Committee. She is involved in the Symphony of Americas, the Coral Ridge Yacht Club and is an alumni of Leadership Broward. But its her newest acquisition that has her very excited. I recently purchased South Florida Social, a monthly paper produced only in the high season. Ive taken over Betty Williams paper. She will still be writing a portion, but I will be the main writer and its exciting to be using my journalism background once again. Were in our second season of publishing this monthly paper. The paper is distributed to AIA and the waterfront See JACARUSO on page 15


6 The Pelican bw Pompano Beach, Deereld Beach, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale-By-e-Sea, Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, Palm Aire, Galt Ocean Mile and Hillsboro Beache 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 writers 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 years 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, Deereld Beach Chamber and the LBTS Chamber. e Pelican is a state certied woman-owned minority business. e Pelican is delivered to businesses, libraries, schools, oces, 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 dOliveira Graphics: Rachel Ramirez Windsheimer Website: David Ginsberg Classieds: Anne Siren, Jeanne McVicker Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik, Concepcion Ledezma, RJ Boyle and Jim Chiefy Mathie Account Executives: Carolyn Mann, Ellen Green, Mary Beth McCabe, Patti Fanucci, Distribution/Circulation: Al Schmidberger Special Oce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 Volume XXVI, Issue 46 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Letters Sometimes, its the little things that make us thankful, says readerTo the Editor, During this time of Thanksgiving, we all think of what we are thankful for and most people come up with things like family, health, world peace and the like. Sometimes, however, just the smallest, unexpected gesture makes you feel thankful. Take last weekend for example. I was running around all over town in search of decorative gourds for my Thanksgiving table. I was a few days too late, as gourds and fall decor had been replaced by Christmas decorations. Not a gourd to be found. I eventually gave up and continued on with my grocery shopping. First stop was to Doris Market in Boca Raton. Unfortunately they did not have any gourds left either, so I did my shopping and made my way to the cash register. After chatting it up with Betsy, the cashier, and relating my frustrations over my unsuccessful gourd search, she stopped and thought about it a second. Then she went to each cash register, found five decorative gourds and put them in a bag. I hadnt even noticed them. Turns out they were leftover decorations and she simply, without question, handed them over to me saying all she wanted is a picture of my Thanksgiving table. Sometimes, kindness is simply a small gesture. This Thanksgiving, I was truly thankful for Betsy. Karen Hardy Deerfield BeachState of CityOakland Park The first meeting of this citys new commission will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The new commissioners will be sworn in at that time. Vice Mayor Sara Guevrekian will become the new mayor. At 6 p.m., current Mayor Tim Lonergan will deliver the State of the City address. He will still remain on the commission after Guevrekian is sworn in. Refreshments will be served prior to the 6:30 p.m. meeting.Holiday villageOakland Park The third annual Oakland Park Holiday Village is set for Friday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 2 at Jaco Pastorius Park. The hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. City Commissioners will assist Santa Claus with the official lighting of Oakland Parks 40-foot tall Christmas tree at 6:30 p.m. on the first night at the parks Grand Fountain Plaza. Holiday Village features a Childrens Activity Corner, artisan and craft vendors, entertainment, a Christmas tree decorating competition and visits from Santa each day. Other attractions include the Holiday Village Carousel and the Oakland Park Holiday Village Snow Mountain. There will be a food court as well as a cash bar. Call 954-630-4500 for more information.Briefs Sample-McDougald holiday partyPompano Beach The Members Only Holiday Party will be held at the Sample-McDougald House, 450 NE 10 St., on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Non-members can sign up at the party and enjoy the festivities for a cost of $35. The first 50 guests who arrive get a free glass of champagne. The event includes entertainment, beer and wine, light holiday bites and more. Call 754307-5446 for more information.Wilton Manors The art of the winners of the Island City Juried Art Exhibit will be unveiled on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Art Gallery 21, 600 NE 21 Ct. The winners are Nia Nakis, Mark Baker, Errol Gross and Charlene Ham ilton. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit Hurricane Michael victimsFort Lauderdale Allstar Coaches will donate $100 from each new RV rental booked through November to All Hands and Hearts, a nonprofit organization that helps rebuild communities after natural disasters. Each donation will be made in the name of the renter and given specifically to help victims of Hurricane Michael. Were always worried about the next big hurricane. Its heartbreaking to see the catastrophic damage left in Hurricane Michaels wake, and our hearts go out to everyone affected, said Allstar CEO Rob Tischler We know that All Hands and Hearts will get supplies and other necessities into the hands of those who need it the most. Visit for more infor mation.Pompano Beach Individuals who want to donate new, unwrapped toys to the U.S Marine Corps Toys for Tots can do so at the office of Myers Insurance, 703 S. Federal Hwy. Toys will be accepted until Dec. 13. This is Myers 9th consecutive year hosting the toy drive and employees hope for a lot of donations. The hours for drop-off are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturdays, drop-offs are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 954-784-9029 or for more information.


The Pelican 7 bw Come Worship The downtown is really developing, and this is the logical next step, Dubrow noted. The south building will contain retail businesses on the ground floor, along with city hall chambers and some offices. City hall administrative offices will be on an upper floor with an outside terrace. Eleven live/work units will be in this building, as well as 343 parking spaces. The north building will contain retail on the first floor, as well as 87 residential units. In coming up with preliminary plans, Integra has worked with Zyscovich Architects, a firm which worked in Midtown Miami and with Integra on Aventura Park Square on an eight-acre site. Were glad to have their collaboration. Theyre experts on mixed-use projects, Dubrow said. Stabile said sidewalks will be wider than the standard five feet, as they aim to make the project pedestrian-friendly. They have no plans to close Northeast 38 Street between their buildings. He said the street might be closed by the city on special occasions, but its not something they plan to do. The residential units, described as an affordable, luxury product, will be 800 to 1,400 square feet. Stabile estimated rent will start at about $1,400. The target market is middle income, young professionals and single people. Asked about parking, Stabile said 80 spaces are needed for city hall staff, and they are providing 112. A separate parking area will be for residents, and 80 to 100 spaces will be available for the public all day long. A few residents expressed concerns about residential units in the north building and parking only available in the south building. What if its raining, and theyre carrying groceries? one man asked. One woman said it was unrealistic to expect women to cross the street and walk from the parking lot to the south building at night. She asked if the developer could reduce the number of units and add more parking. Stabile said they are planning to provide a drop off area at the residential building where residents could drop off groceries or packages, go park next door and come back. Were exploring how to make a covered walkway. That needs deeper study on how to provide a covered path, Stabile noted. Dubrow said they arent able to reduce the scope and scale of the development. Were very comfortable we will be able to rent this. We think the demand for rentals will be quite high and a lot of people will want to live in downtown Oakland Park. We would love to buy city blocks here. One audience member said a dozen businesses rent from him, and theyre all supportive of this project. But he added, A tree canopy is important, and a tree canopy and buffer from the street is missing here. Stabile responded that they will bring in mature landscaping. At their Aventura development they put in 25foot trees. Asked about next steps, officials said they will submit a pre-development application and request some flex units. An audience member asked how many years the city is committed to renting space for city hall. Stabile said the city made a 12-year commitment, adding, we wanted longer. The city and the developer are now taking proposals from environmental consultants for the cleanup of the north lot, where the water and soil are contaminated. Asked when this project will be completed, Stabile estimated they could break ground in 1 year to 18 months, depending on how long the environmental study and monitoring takes. SquareContinued from page 1


8 The Pelican color Erics Authentic Mexican 625 E. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach Open Daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 954-933-3491 ericsauthenticmexfood. comBy Malcolm McClintock PELICAN STAFF The recently-opened Erics Authentic Mexican is bound to become the destination of choice for lovers of authentic Mexican fare. This quaint little eatery eschews the trappings of Americanized tex-mex cuisine by offering simple, wholesome dishes that could previously only be found on the streets of Cancn or Puerto Vallarta. Everything we offer is freshly made using the traditional cooking methods of Mexico. Nothing is ever frozen or microwaved, asserts amiable proprietor Eric Maldonado, an industrious entrepreneur who has been in the restaurant business for the past 15 years. I wanted to create a place that is fun, friendly and truly authentic. With its gregarious waitstaff and the intoxicating aroma of freshly grilled meats, seafood and vegetables, Erics Mexican is an oasis of culinary delights that is The freshly prepared shrimp ceviche [Top] is a customer favorite.[Center right] Sizzling chicken and shrimp fajitas are a must-try menu item. [Bottom] Delectable grilled beef tacos are only $1.50 on Tuesdays. [Top right] Owner Eric Maldonado is thrilled to welcome guests to his little corner of paradise. [Staff]certain to develop a loyal following. As an introduction, guests are always welcomed with a complimentary basket of fried tortilla chips and homemade salsa. To heighten the experience, connoisseurs should judiciously add an order of freshly prepared guacamole. Everyone raves about our guacamole, insists Eric. It is a great way to start a meal. Other reliable appetizers include shrimp cocktail, homemade chicken soup, seafood tostada, chicken wings and fried calamari. Although these options are worth considering, visitors should remember that this trattoria is first and foremost an outpost of classic, delectably unsullied Mexican food. To wit, meat and poultry See ERICS on page 23


The Pelican 9 color Send The Pelican news about your club or organization! editor.pelican@ complex is 30 feet from her windows, they said. Baskin said meetings were limited to three residents of each building. I had hoped for more rapport with the builder, he said. Baskin said Richmond residents had asked for a barrier wall but are getting a fence. They also asked about night lights at the townhomes but say theyve never received any answers. Toll Bros. representatives did hold a number of meetings over the course of a year for residents to attend. The developer is donating 62 acres to the community for recreational uses. It will build on 22 acres at Military Trail and Goolsby Boulevard. The land was the former Hillsboro Pines Golf Club, which closed in 2013. Along with paying for remediating the golf course which has been designated a brownfield, the developer is putting in turning lanes and upgrading signalization at Goolsby Boulevard. Impact fees will pay for fire/ rescue services, upgrades to a fire station and sidewalk improvements. Toll Bros. attorney Scott Backman said, We did our best to mitigate the impacts [to the neighbors]. Sandpiper Pointe will be surrounded by concrete panels and posts, vinyl fencing, berms and landscaping. Vice Mayor Gloria Battle said she was concerned with the cost of the townhomes. You honestly think its a good deal when this highSandpiperContinued from page 1priced housing doesnt help us with affordable housing? To Backmans reply that the project didnt trigger affordable housing mandates, Battle said, Broward County has not done its job. Its time for us to stop allowing builders who dont address affordability problems. Commissioner Bernie Parness replied to Battle, This is free enterprise. It is wrong to say the housing is too expensive. The builder takes his chances. Parness also pointed out that affordable housing exists in Century Village where, he said, units sell as low as $30,000. And Mayor Bill Ganz said housing in Deerfield Beach costs less than the county average. Concluded Parness, We are getting 60 acres for recreation. You have to look at the common good. There is only one decision to make.


10 The Pelican color exist now. Piers will be five feet wide to satisfy ADA requirements and limited in length with a maximum 25 feet. The commercial building will be renovated to include an ADA-compliant bathroom for use of marina tenants and their guests. The marina is located in the Silver Shores Yacht Basin, an area zoned B-1. The facility was historically used as a storage and boat broker marina. Over the years, finger piers were extended without permits to accommodate larger boats in the navigational channel. Mooring pilings were installed without permits and on submerged land not owned by the property owner. [In 2015], we realized that a marina was not included in the towns code of ordinance as a permitted use, Linda Connors, development services director, wrote in a report to commissioners. In 2016, the commission approved an ordinance to establish a marina use as conditional use in the B-1 Zoning District. The decision to establish a marina as conditional use rather than permitted use was because of impacts a marina could have on the immediate neighborhood. The towns special magistrate ordered removal of the finger piers at the March 23, 2017 meeting as they were in poor condition. The prior owner complied, and the piers were removed. Marina-By-The-Sea, LLC [MBTC] purchased the marina in December 2017. The new owners, Ross Tanenbaum and Joe Barna, submitted an application in January to establish the marina as conditional use and submitted a site plan. That application was placed on hold while they negotiated to purchase 4322 E. Tradewinds, the property to the west of the marina that shared the basin. MBTC was not successful in their bid to purchase the adjacent property. The new owners had to seek approval of a marina mooring area and alternate navigational channel. Staff recommended a mooring area of 18,938 square feet, and the applicant agreed to the reduced area. The proposed turning radius at the largest point in the basin is 60 feet. That maneuvering area doesnt meet the recommendation of a consultant hired by the town. The maximum sized boat at the marina will be 80 feet. Historically, boats have been much much larger that what we proposed to have here, Tanenbaum said. A boat captain working with MBTS said, Conditions couldnt be better for maneuvering. The bigger the boat, the easier it is to maneuver, said Vice Mayor Elliot Sokolow. As part of development order conditions, the applicant agreed to limit watercraft to 14, have no noise from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. and no parallel docking. The Planning & Zoning Board voted not to approve the conditional use application by a vote of 2-3. We have somebody willing to do something and make it a better thing for the town. Its time to listen to the people and not micromanage this, Sokolow said. Several residents addressed the commission with the most common concern a need for a way to pump out sewage. You shouldnt allow him to put this in place without the ability to handle sewage, said resident Ed Ellis. Im sick and tired of the canal stinking. It takes your breath away on a still evening. Tanenbaum said the marina is for boat storage. There will be no live-aboards. He said he wants to be a good partner with the community, but he didnt think a pump out system was necessary. Mayor Chris Vincent noted that people living on the canal want a pump out station at the marina. Tanenbaum agreed he would add the lines for potential pump out. Commissioners approved the conditional use application by a vote of 4-1, Commissioner Buz Oldaker voting no. They unanimously approved the site plan. MarinaContinued from page 1


The Pelican 11 color Citizens was formed to continue implementing the plan that has seen Pompano Beach undergo a renaissance over the last decade. Members of Citizens include former commissioners Barry Dockswell and Woodrow Poitier, NW CRA Advisory Committee Chair Whitney Rawls and Pompano Beach Economic Development Council Chair Tom DiGiorgio. After the election, Sobel told The Pelican he believes Citizens and the city firefighters who campaigned for Hardin were what put the new mayor over the top. Asked about the future of Citizens involvement in Pompano politics, Moss said, its too early to tell what actions the committee will take. But he is confident Citizens level of activity wont match this past election. Although Perkins was not backed by Citizens, she also pledged to continue on the path of change the city has been experiencing. CommissionContinued from page 2 VeteransContinued from page 3Away for the Navy. John Roszman, an Army veteran who served from 1983 to 1990 and was stationed in Panama before and during the U.S. invasion of that country in 1989, said it brought a tear to his eye. It was like Johnny Came Marching Home, said Roszman. He called it a BFD [big freaking deal]. Ive never seen anything like this before. But the annual event had a humble beginning 11 years ago. Navy veteran Bob Kuntz and Marine Corps veteran Chuck McLaughlin both said at the first event there was just a small table in a corner with a few veterans. Since then, it has grown every year. Now, its standing room only, said McLaughlin. While addressing the crowd, Kuntz said it was his hope that veterans find the honor and recognition they truly deserve. Before his speech, Kuntz told The Pelican that the smile on the face of each veteran is reward enough for participating in the event. Thats what its all about. Taking care of our own, he said. Grant Quist tees off during the 2018 Greater Pompano Beach, Margate and Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament, held earlier this month at the Greg Norman Golf Course in Pompano Beach. [Photo by N. McDermott, Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce]Pompano Beach Pompano Beach Fire Rescue will host its CPR Training & Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at Station 11, 109 N. Ocean Blvd. For more information, email or call 954-786-4695.


12 The Pelican color By Brady Newbill PELICAN WRITER Pompano Beach Over the past few years, perhaps no other institution has changed the landscape of the art world in Pompano Beach as much as the Bailey Contemporary Arts [BaCA]. Located in this growing citys Old Town district and highlighted by regular events like Untapped and Lyrics Lab, the gallery has drawn fresh attention to a once bleak neighborhood. It has paved the way for Odd Breed Wild Ales and Blooming Bean Coffee to set the stage for a South Florida creative hub. One of the most essential features of BaCAs mission is its Artist in Residence program. Upstairs from the main gallery, eight studios line the perimeter of a common area where the work of the residents adorns the walls. Last month, BaCA welcomed four new Artists Susan Clifton Andrea Huffman Debra Pierce in Residence to their family. They include veterans of the Florida art world Andrea Huffman and Susan Clifton, as well as emerging talents Debra Pierce and Sofia Valiente. Each artist was vetted by an esteemed panel of judges and will be part of our program for the next year, said Juliana Forero, Ph.D., BaCAs gallery curator. We are delighted to welcome them to BaCA, and we look forward to an exciting collaboration. The panel includes art professionals from throughout South Florida, including ArtServe President Jay Abbate, Pompano Beach Public Art Manager Laura Atria, and outgoing BaCA Resident Heather Sisk. The four new residents were chosen from a dozen applicants in a rigorous evaluation process. See BACA on page 14


The Pelican 13 color additional time, and gas, also. Said Mayor Deb Tarrant, Instead of a 15-minute drive, it can take an hour to get a kid to school. Thats four hours a day. Complicating the road rage are those motorists who ignore the Local Traffic Only signs. Some go so far as to lie about having a local address in hopes of being allowed to pass the workers. Then there are delivery trucks, taxis, even the giant car carriers now making an appearance as residents come to their winter homes. Most of these vehicles are driven by people who dont know the road is closed. The police have had to escort some of them out of town. Last week, the department sent out a message to residents asking that their cars not be delivered to their Hillsboro homes. Each time one of these or an emergency vehicle or garbage truck has to go through, the sewer work halts. The men have to get out of the trenches, some as deep as 20 feet, until the vehicles have passed. So far, 263 linear feet of sewer line has been laid, Pat McGregor, in charge of communications for the project, said this week. If the road can remain closed where the work is being done, the project will be complete in 11 months, right on schedule. McGregor could not say what the delay will be if A1A traffic is accommodated. This is a tricky one, he said. There are 10 to 20-foot deep trenches, the right of way is narrow and temporary roads cannot be put in. The soil is sandy [and can collapse]. Its not safe for the guys in the hole, or motorists. The original construction schedule called for about 20 weeks of closure, one lane remaining open. Now that seems off the table. Tarrant predicted that in the upcoming season, traffic leaving the town via Hillsboro Boulevard will be backed up to the town hall. There are areas where a lane can be opened, she said. We need to pursue where those are. This cant go on for a year. She called the situation an unreasonable hardship. And told McGregor, Consider other options. The project was started on the south end of town where the right of way is the narrowest. It widens to the north in some places. Commissioners discussed various ways of mitigating the situation. Window decals for residents was suggested. As were longer work hours, even into the night. Vice Mayor Irene Kirdahy asked if the cages the workers are in could be re-enforced enough so they could remain in them when traffic passed by, and was told no. The job was bid with one traffic lane open. Tarrant asked, since there is full closure, if the project will now go quicker. A representative from Lanzo would not commit to a quicker timeframe. One speaker familiar with the project termed it an inconvenience which prompted a warning from the mayor on the use of the word. People are really suffering, she said. Commissioner Barbara Baldesarra said, Dont minimize what people are going through. A resident said that Google Maps does not show A1A is closed which is bringing those unfamiliar with the construction into town. But the project has its good points for the neighborhoods to the south and north. Lanny Schwartz, who lives on N. Riverside Drive, says there is much less traffic now between south of the inlet bridge to the 14th Street Causeway. Ill miss the Christmas lights on Hillsboro Mile, he said. Its hard to understand the project going on so long.Residents will have a chance to express opinions about the A1A closure at a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the lobby of Opal Towers, 1149 Hillsboro Mile. McGregor, county officials, FDOT and the contractor will be present to answer questions. Tarrant has urged them to come up with some solutions. SewerContinued from page 1


14 The Pelican color Andrea Huffman and Susan Clifton are no strangers to the South Florida art world and BaCA. Both are regular consultants on development and exhibitions. Huffmans work with textiles, using contemporary imagery within traditional symbolism in bold colors creates a comforting aesthetic. Next door, Cliftons work uses busy mixed media collages within simple designs to convey symbolic messages about different ways of connecting to people. Across the hall are the newly furnished studio spaces of emerging artists Deborah Pierce and Sofia Valiente. Balancing out BaCAs already prolific roster of painters and multi-media artists, the two specialize in other forms of expression. Still early in her career, Valiente is already an awardwinning photographer and Knight Foundation Arts Grant recipient for her project Foreverglades. Her work has Emerging ceramicist Deborah Pierce spends a lot of time traveling as well. New to the craft, Pierces interactive ceramic sculptures aim to peel back societal norms and create fresh narratives on the political and environmental forums. BaCAs Artist in Residency program is on continual display upstairs from the main gallery during regular hours. Most residents will be on hand to discuss their work and meet their audience at the monthly Pompano Untapped on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Susan Cliftons studio in BaCA. [Staff] Continued from page 12been published in numerous media outlets, including The Guardian, El Mundo, and Vice. She plans on using her studio at BaCA as a homebase as she embarks on projects around the world. Breakfast with SantaDeerfield Beach The Historic Butler House, 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd., is the place to meet Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Chick Fil A is providing breakfast in the backyard under the 100-yearold banyan tree. Inside the house, Santa will listen to Christmas wishes from his young visitors and pose for photos. The cost is $10 for a family of four and $5 for additional family members.


The Pelican 15 color Fiuza was good, putting the Bucks up, 14-0. The Bucks defense continued to stop the Colonels from running their offense and getting points on the board. We knew coming in that they were going to run Wing-T, which is a very difficult offense to prepare for, Head Coach Jevon Glenn said. We just have to make sure we are disciplined, especially along the defensive line and linebackers, with our eyes. Thats the key to the ball game. A few plays later King found Knighton who ran the ball in untouched for the Bucks third touchdown of the night. Kicker Ygor Fiuza had a perfect night going three for three. That brought the Bucks score to 21-0 at the end of the first half. Last game I wasnt as confident, Fiuza said. I was able to mentally prepare myself for this game and give it my all. At the end of the third quarter, King threw a long pass downfield which was intercepted at the two-yard line by Colonels Adrian Cole whose momentum carried him into the end zone. The Colonels tried to run it out but were tackled in the end zone by Bucks linebacker Gemon Eaford for a safety putting the Bucks up 23-0. We did a great job defensively and shut them out, Glenn said. We live to see another week, but we have to get back in the lab and we have to get sharp for Palm Beach Central because we did not execute the way we wanted to offensively. Palm Beach gained the finals with a 38-0 sweep of Western. Continued from page 4communities from Lighthouse Point south. Gloria says, Im amazed at the number of non-profit organizations there are and how hard the volunteers work for their causes. There are so many small ones doing good work. I enjoy giving them recognition and hopefully this publicity will help their causes. And for me, its a joy to be writing again. Congratulations, business woman of the year, and good luck with Minuteman Graphics and South Florida Social JacarusoContinued from page 5


16 The Pelican Workshop on SW 10 StreetDeerfield Beach The Florida Department of Transportation will display design alternatives for improvements to Southwest 10 Street on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hilton, 100 Fairway Drive. The workshop will have an open house format and staff will answer questions. There will also be a presentation every half hour. Alternatives for I-95 from SW 10 Street to Hillsboro Boulevard will also be shown. For more infor mation, call 954-777-4427 or toll-free at 866-336-8435, ext. 4427, or via email at robert., or visit the project website at By Concepcion Ledezma PELICAN SPORTS Fort Lauderdale A gutsy Orlando Jones gave the Cardinal Gibbons Chiefs all they could handle last week before the local squad escaped with a 30-27 victory in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. They face district rival American Heritage tonight on their home field. Gibbons trailed 14-0 in the first quarter before eventually taking a 17-14 halftime lead. Nik Scalzo scored on a one-yard run, Daton Montiel kicked a 26-yard field goal, and Derek Atwaters returned a blocked field goal attempt and ran 62 yards for the score late in the first half. Sydney Porter started that scoring play when he blocked a 32-yard field goal try. It wasnt until the fourth quarter that Gibbons [10-2] pulled away to a 30-21 lead on a 13-yard run by Vincent Davis. The score was set up when a trick play resulted in quarterback Nik Scalzo making a reception off a pass from receiver TJ Gordon for a first down in the red zone. Following Davis TD, Scalzo limped off the field with a knee injury. I dont know what I did to it . it felt like I popped it, but I was going to stay in there, said Scalzo, who is expected to start against Heritage. As it turned out, the Chiefs needed every inch of Davis game-leading 96 yards on 22 carries, including two touchdowns to fend off the Tigers [10-2]. On the Chiefs ensuing possession, backup quarterback Brody Palhegyi was picked off and the Tigers made an 80-yard return for a touchdown that closed the gap to three points after the failed extra point. The Tigers recovered the ensuing onside kick but failed on a 36-yard field goal attempt with 36 seconds remaining, giving Gibbons the win. Jones proved much tougher this year for the Chiefs, who had outgunned the Tigers, 43-30, in last years secondround matchup in Orlando. Its been like that all season long, Coach Matt DuBuc said. The season has been full of ups and downs, and our guys find a way to fight back when were down. Scalzo finished with 12 of 27 passes for 112 yards. Diamon Stewart led all receivers with 41 yards on five receptions. On the defensive side of the ball, four players finished with double digits in tackles: Yahweh Jeudy [13], Tray Brown [12], Trevis Robinson [10], and Rashon Crooks [10]. American Heritage comes into tonights match with a 10-1 mark, its only loss a 24-14 decision to Gibbons on Oct. 12.


The Pelican 17 color Today11/23 Mega Rummage Sale at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Pompano Beach. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will Chapel Homeless Shelter, 1698 Blount Rd., Pompano Beach and the St. Nicholas Episcopal Churchs Holy Grill Food Truck. Both organizations serve the hungry and the homeless.Upcoming 11/24 SampleMcDougald House hosts daily escorted tours of the fully decorated home Nov. 24 to Jan.5. Each room is set to a different aspect of an oldfashioned holiday at home. Hot apple cider and sugar cookies are offered to the guests on the porch. Tuesday to Saturday 12 to 4 p.m. Tours on the hour with the last tour starting at 3 p.m. $10 adults $5 children ages 5 to 12. Email lee@ 11/25 Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, offers free admission from 12 to 5 p.m. The Story of Florida Thru the Eyes of Artists. Free parking. For details, call 561-392-2500. 11/29 Wilton Manors Holiday Lighting ceremony. 6:30 p.m., Jaycee Park. 11/30 12/02 The 3rd Annual Oakland Park Holiday Village is a familyfriendly weekend event at Jaco Pastorius Park. 6 to 10 p.m. Santa lights city tree [Nov. 30] at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2, times are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Food court, attractions and cash bar. Call 954-630-4500. 12/01 Breakfast with Santa at The Historic Butler House. Meet Santa Claus 9 to 11:30 a.m. Chick Fil A breakfast in the backyard under the 100-year-old banyan tree. Cost for family of four; $5 for additional family members. 380 Beach. 954-429-0378. 12/01 The Coast Guard Auxiliary in Boca Raton will offer a one-day class About Boating Safely from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Spanish River Park HQ Bldg. The class is $5 for teens [12-19]. For others, the cost is $35. For questions or RSVP, call 561-391-3600 and leave a message. 12/01 Oakland Park Friends Used Book Sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Ethel M. Gordon library. 954-630-4370. 12/03, 10, 17 5:30 7:30 p.m. Come and take photos of yourself, your family, and friends as a way to celebrate the holiday season. Jan Moran 2800 NW 9 Ct., Pompano Beach. 954357-7670. 12/10, 12 6:30 pm 7:30 p.m. Itch to Stitch! Participants learn how to crochet holiday gifts. Some supplies will be provided. Jan Pompano Beach. 9543577670. 112/19 Wednesday, Dec. 19 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come wrap. Help with wrapping and decorating presents. Bring your own supplies or use some available. Jan Moran Collier NW 9 Ct., Pompano Beach. 954357-7670. Forums/lectures/ meetings12/01 Tour Marino Campus a post-secondary school for individuals with autism and other disabilities. Broward campus, 400 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Call 954-530-5511.Music11/28 Vespers series will feature ChoRuss, a 4-person vocal ensemble from SaintPetersburg, Russia currently touring in the US, singing classical Russian church music of the 18th and 19th centuries, by Bortinanski, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky as well as Russian Christmas music. Vespers will be followed by a free Russian supper. Community Church of Bougainvillea. 954-776-5530. See CALENDAR on page 20


18 The Pelican bw The Pelican $15 for 20 words 954-783-8700 The Pelican $15 for 20 words 954-783-8700 The Pelican $15 for 20 words 954-783-8700CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE Studios Furnished studios BOCA/ DEERFIELD $199/week and up -$39/Daily -$699/ Month and up. Furnished studios Utilities Paid. Call 954-934-3195. See CLASSIFIEDS on page 23 REAL ESTATE SALES CARS TRUCKS SERVICES JOBS TOWNHOUSE FOR RENTPARADISE ON THE BEACH POMPANO BEACH 2BR/2BA Condo-Great Views of the Ocean! MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD = 90 DAYS -NO EXCEPTIONS. and City Views from this 9th (of 10 Floors) Floor Unit! 2 Bedrooms, unit Washer/Dryer. Dining Room. Fully equipped kitchen with all Tastefully furnished and decorated Floridian Style with white tile escape to Paradise from Monday, Dec., 2018 until May 2019. MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD = 90 DAYS NO EXCEPTIONS. Visit VRBO listing#270098 for more photos. $3,900/month. Call Owner at 708-828-2275 for rentals. Condos for Rent CONDOS FOR RENTPompano Beach East of US 1, 2/2, Quiet 2ND FL Condo, Appl. fee lease. First-Last-Sec. $1,195/Mo. Call 954-806-8821. APARTMENTS FOR RENTPompano Beach Spacious 1 Bdrm/1Ba, pool, coin laundry, Apt 1, small pet okay. $75 application fee. 954-907-2258. EFFICIENCY APARTMENT for single person, $795 mth, included. Non-smoker, No pets, 45 or older. This apt is located entrance with patio. Laundry on premises. Please call Alina 954-427-8518. Pompano Beach Studio and Mark Agent at 561-571-2037. APARTMENT BUILDING FOR SALE9 UNITS BY THE BEACH, $1,250,000. Call Mark, Agent 561-571-2037. CO-OP FOR SALELighthouse Point Venetian Park Co-Op Nicely updated 2BR/1BA, community. $125K. Call Ruthie Brooks, Balistreri Real Estate, 954-803-4174. HOUSE FOR SALESFH 2BR/2BA/1CG with additional office/bedroom. Active 55+ community with low maintenance and great amenities. Make this one your own. $179,000. Ruthie Brooks, Balistreri Real Estate. 954-803-4174 4050 N Ocean Drive. DIRECT OCEAN EVERYTHING! $212,000 Building on the Beach. Cash Only. No Renting. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552. Pompano Beach 2Bd/2Ba. 1620 the Beach. $299K. Corner Unit. High Impact Windows. Ocean Views. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552. Pompano Beach Island Highway. Corner unit, 9th off kitchen. Fully furnished. $225,000. 954-235-8224 Vienneau Team Incorporated.SERVICESBOOKKEEPING SERVICE. ProAdvisor. Reasonable Rates. Personable & or Personal. Call Patrick: 561544-8110. EDDIE BUYS HOUSES/ CONDOS CASH Any Condition, size, price range or location! Cash offers and quick closings! Rent to Own option. Call: 954-300-2274. 24Hour recorded Message. Visit: Email: Innovativehomebuyers@gmail. com. $I BUY HOUSES$ APARTMENT BUILDINGS, VACANT LAND AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR CASH I pay CASH and close at your with property. Any condition. Specialized in estate sales. Local references. Call Richard at 561-571-2037. AT YOUR SERVICE FURNITURE/BULK TRASH AND DEBRIS REMOVAL. property and you need it cleaned outCall Jeanette at LLC. 954-982-5417.PERSONAL SERVICESNeed a ride somewhere? Call Bob for personal transportation. Would you like a companion for breakfast, lunch, or shopping? Reasonable rates. Call Bob: 954-254-6221. Pompano Beach 2 story townhouse, 2BD/1.5BA, washer/dryer, 3 car parking included, Pets ok. Storage $1800-$3000/Mo. Call 954709-6802. SMILING HEART HOME HEALTH SERVICES ones in their homes. Light housekeeping, personal care, companions, errands and doctors appointments. Lic./ Bonded/Insured. Visit www. or call for 1560. LICENSED HOME HEALTH AIDELicensed Home Health Aide wishes to care for your elder Upon Request. Experienced, Compassionate and Caring. Pls call 954-974-1755. CLEAN QUEENS CLEANING SERVICE, LLC. trash and furniture removal. Deep cleaning. Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly Services. References available upon request. Call Jeanette at 954982-5417. FLOORINGHOME OF THE 100% WATER PROOF FLOORING AND ENG WOOD. WE DO FREE IN HOUSE ESTIMATES, WE COME TO YOU WITH YOU CAN HAVE BEFORE WE | DONT OVERPAY FOR 553-4539. SERVICES CONDOS FOR SALE SERVICES


The Pelican 19 bw ANTIQUESAntique Buyer Buying Antiques & Art. Jewelry. Watches. Paintings. Military Items. Guns. Swords. Coins. Silver. House Calls. Free Appraisals. Roberts Antiques. 954295-6808. EMPLOYMENTAre you 55 or older and seeking paid training opportunities at locations such as government agencies, senior centers, the-job training can then be used as a bridge To participate, you must be: age 55 or older; unemployed and seeking employment; at 2901 W Cypress Creek Road, Suite 116, HELP WANTEDBAIT AND TACKLE CLERKPart-Time 1-2 days per week. Retired OK. Pompano 954-946-1307. WELDER ASSISTANTPart time Welder Assistant. Fabrication, installation of stainless steel and aluminum. TIG welding experience a plus! 954-9807375. RUMMAGE SALE Mega Rummage Sale will be held on Black Friday, November 23, at the St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Pompano Beach. The sale will open at 8 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. Great low prices on clothing for all members of the family, books, toys, handbags, Christmas items, home accessories, furniture, art work and much Blount Rd, Pompano Beach and the St. Nicholas Episcopal Churchs Holy Grill Food Truck. Both organizations serve the hungry and the homeless. STOLEN BIKE on E Atlantic Blvd. Twin Beach Cruiser, Gray stripes on frame, silver handle bars. Call Mark at 954-687-3640.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 Alzheimers 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. 781812-5878 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 com. Constitution Park, 2841 W. Hillsboro 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 November through May 2019 5 -7 pm. Instructor Danny Carter. 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 6 St., Pompano Beach. Call 954-554-9321. Send 20 words or less to Play Bridge Bridge Games. New Season night games $7. Monday 7 p.m. Friday 7p.m. Pompano Bridge Club, 180 SW 6 St., 954-943-8148. Play Bridge & Mahjong Fridays at 10 a.m. Jarvis Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive., 4225. SERVICES Continued from page 22 LOST Board Games Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Emma 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. 171 SW 2nd Street, Pompano Beach. p.m. 954-942-2448. Bingo Tuesdays at St. Martin Episcopal Church at 11:30 a.m. 140 SE 28th Ave, Pompano Beach. Call 954-941-4843. Knitting and crochet 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. Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at McNab Park, 2250 E. Atlantic Blvd. Call 954-786-4111.


20 The Pelican color Theater11/29 The Wick presents Annie with Sally Struthers. Tickets $75. 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Call 561-995-2333 for tickets and more information 11/30 -12/23 of identity are put under the microscope in this timebending 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 to $35. Boca Sol Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. 561-447-8829. 12/07 The Goodbye Girl, a musical based on Neil to 9 at Willow Theatre, Boca Raton. 561-347-3948; Herb Skolnick Center, Dec. 15 and 16, Pompano Beach. 954-7864590. Tickets $15 to $30.OngoingPat Andersons Plein Air Art Classes Herb Skolnick Civic Center, Hillsboro Ocean, and Hillsboro Museum & Park Pavilion. Register at 786-4111, and Herb Skolnick Civic Center, 954-786-4590.AuditionsThe Broward Womens Choral Group seeks women singers. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon in 8711.Tours 1/12 Pompano Beach Historical Society tour begins at Founders Park, 217 NE 4 Ave., Pompano Beach at 9 a.m. Visit historical spots in this narrated tour. Tickets are $15. For details, call 954-782-3015 or visit, etc. Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36 Ave., Pompano Beach, with a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 954-2491333.Clubs/GroupsPompano Beach Rotary Club meets at noon at Galuppis Restaurant, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. For details or membership information, call 954-649-9200. Beach hosts Prime Timer Seniors in Briggs Hall weekly on Wednesdays. Meditation, exercise, Bible study, guest speakers, trips and lunch. At the church, 1920 SE 5 St. 954-4270222. South Florida Depression meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Wilton Manors Womans Club, 600 NE 21 Ct. Call 954649-9547. CalendarContinued from page 17 PELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach When looks at a spoon, she sees a possible arm or leg for her next figurine. Ah, more body parts, she jokes. Erickson, who lives and works in Pompano Beach, is a muralist and expert in faux wood and marble finishes. But she spends much of her time creating large and small figures made out of common items toasters, utensils, lunch boxes, keys, bells, bathroom fixtures, light bulbs, cooking wear and just about anything else. Your eyes would see a napkin holder. My eyes would see a crown.Wanda Lee Erickson sees art in everyday objectsOut of those parts come cats, dogs, fish, mermaids, men and women. They make me laugh. Theyve got personality. Just as she reinvents each piece as an eye or limb or any other body part thats needed, her art is a reinvention all by itself. Before the economy tanked in 2008, she made her living mostly by doing faux finish work. I was used to doing the big houses and the bottom dropped out. So, like so many others, she started over. Thats when I started doing figurines. Now, she charges $35 for the small figures and thousands for larger pieces, See ERICKSON on 21


The Pelican 21 color including those that are commissioned. With each piece of art sold, Erickson said she donates 10 percent to a local charity. Im doing my best to give back doing something I love. One woman, she said, paid her to make a tin dog for each of her employees. EricksonContinued from page 20She provided photos of each employees dog so each canine would resemble its organic muse. All of them, like all her metal creations, were made from items either destined for Goodwill or the trash can. She said most of the items she uses are donations, which she stores in her art studio in Pompano Beach. And while shes thankful for everything people have given her, she emphasizes that shes not looking to accept any more. I cant fit anymore. If I did, my husband would probably divorce me, she joked. But while getting the raw materials for her art is easy, its finding those matching spatulas to stand in for feet or a set of ears thats the hard part. For a figurine inspired by pie servers for shoes. It takes a long time to find matching shoes. It took a couple months to match the stilettos. Sometimes, she said, it takes a whole year to get a piece just right. The tin women are the hardest. Its hard to make them look feminine. But, she succeeds. The proof is her life-size Miley figurines. Her salvaged art stems from her experiences as a child witnessing the art a local man made in the Florida Keys out of bumpers, hubcaps and anything else available. Youd see these funky figures. That stuck with me. But her desire to be an artist came from her mother, who painted oilscapes and water scenes. My mother was an artist. I always wanted to be like her since I was a little girl. For more information about Ericksons art, visit This tin creation was inspired by Reggae and Bob Marley. [Staff]


22 The Pelican color Catching the ocean view: By Jim Chiefy Mathie PELICAN STAFF Most of us have the same issue when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner: What to do with those leftovers? In my case, its a tradition to also include lobster on the menu along with the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. Im sure the only reason I get invited to Thanksgiving dinner with the in-laws is because they can count on me to bring Florida spiny lobster tails. Yesterdays dinner was held in Raleigh, North Carolina with 10 family members and friends at our nieces house. The bird was in the oven but I brought a dozen tails split in half, covered in butter for the grill. I prefer using the grill to cook the lobster as the taste of an open flame gives the lobster meat a great flavor. Plus, I dont interfere with the cooking of the turkey in the kitchen. Putting the tails in a Not just turkey; lobster leftovers can also be enjoyed after Thanksgiving These bite-size lobster balls can match or exceed your turkey leftovers. [Staff]disposable aluminum pan makes clean up easy and theyre usually cooked after 20 minutes. Its best to take them out of the pan at the end for five minutes directly on the grill with the meat-side down. Make sure to keep a lot of butter handy to baste the tails. You must be prepared for the leftover tails, so here is the option of hot or cold solutions. My favorite way is to cut the lobster into bite sized pieces and saut using olive oil, butter and garlic. You can even add some more of your favorite spices to give it added flavor. Placing the sauted lobster over pasta is an easy and tasty dish. If you prefer cold lobster, then cut the tail into bite sized pieces and add mayo with some celery and even onion to taste. Youre making a the key is to toast the sliced rolls in the broiler. Of course, were showing our folks how a spiny lobster tail is used in a traditional northern dish.Lobster balls recipeIngredients: Chop up left-over lobster tails into small pieces, 16 ounces One cup of Stove Top stuffing or just use left-over stuffing One egg Two tablespoons mayo Three tablespoons seasoning, Old Bay or Seafood Magic One juiced lemon Directions: Mix the ingredients in a bowl and add the lobster pieces. Roll this mix into bite-size balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Broil for 7-10 minutes or until golden brown. These can be served hot or cold and its a fun recipe for left-over lobster. The best part is giving the North Carolina relatives a taste of some Florida sunshine and lobster tails.


The Pelican 23 color Fishing report This is Michael Tarmey aka Tarmello from the right] with a stud wahoo caught right out front while he Local wahoo and snapper bitingwas trolling earlier this week. The snapper bite has been on fire. Mutton and vermillion snapper fishing is anywhere from 60 to 200 feet of water and should be great through the weekend. So, get out there and burn some of those Thanksgiving calories. Tight lines, RJ Boyle aficionados can luxuriate in the soul-warming glow of sizzling fajitas, chicken and steak nachos, quesadillas, enchiladas, chimichangas, burritos, flautas and, of course, the hugely popular double tortilla soft tacos. We have many varieties of tacos. People can request carne asada steak, chorizo sausage, marinated pork, tongue and chicken, says Eric. And on Tuesdays our tacos are only $1.50 all day long! Seafood enthusiasts seeking maritime miracles will swoon EricsContinued from page 8over the shrimp ceviche bathing in cilantro-laden lime juice, the eye-popping deepfried whole snapper and the flavorsome grilled tilapia. And for the adventurous iconoclasts who enjoy breakfast for dinner, Erics serves up a host of egg dishes including the always satisfying chilaquiles a platter of tasty refried bean frijoles with crispy tortilla chips, steak or chicken, eggs over easy and queso fresco; all smothered in a delightfully piquant salsa verde sauce. The uninitiated will quickly realize that this dish is the ultimate comfort food. We also have certain daily specials that include a free glass of wine, asserts Eric with a knowing smile. And for sports fans, we show all the big games and have several beer bucket deals. Just about everything on the menu is priced under $10; beer and wine are $5 while buckets start at $15. Catering service is available, larger groups can be accommodated and delivery is offered within a three mile radius. Open mic night with DJ starts after 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Police and firefighters get a 10 percent discount. For an accurate gastronomic voyage to the other side of the Rio Grande, Erics Authentic Mexican restaurant is a legitimate family-friendly cantina Buen provecho! news to editor.pelican@


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