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Candidates say integrity and community involvement can improve things in Deer elds District 2By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld BeachFor the rst time in eight years, District 2 voters are guaranteed a new commission representative on April 19, the date of a special election. Sylvia Poitier, 76, has held the seat since 2003 and won re-election in March by almost 300 votes. In April, she was suspended by the governor after her arrest on ve counts of falsifying public records, charges that grew out of her failure to disclose her relationship to her brother who could have bene tted from community block grants the commission awarded. Poitiers term ends March 2015. Whoever wins her seat will serve until then unless Poitier is found not guilty of the charges and wants to resume her place on the podium. The district has 8,646 voters, 762 of whom voted in March. Friday, July 15, 2011 Vol. XVIIII, Issue 28 Call 954-783-8700 to Advertise Email: Pompano Beach Deer eld Beach Lighthouse Point Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Wilton Manors Oakland Park Hillsboro Beach The Galt Palm Aire The Pelican Pelican Visit us online at The The Pelican PelicanHurricane Season is here. Ready? POITIER See CANDIDATES on page 8By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park After hearing arguments from residents both pro and con, city commissioners decided not to close off pedestrian and bike access at Northwest 21 Avenue and Northwest 39 Street, the entrance to Royal Palm Isles and a neighborhood park. Despite carjacking, residents against closing park access . say more police presence is neededThe Royal Palm Isles Neighborhood Association wanted the closure citing concerns that were triggered by an armed carjacking there. Of the 670 property owners noti ed, only 10 were for the closure while 39 were against it. Senior Planner Chris Gratz said staff recommended denial. Richard Finley, father of the carjacking victim said,. If this stops ve to 10 percent of the crimes, its worth it. You could be the next victim. Finley described how at 1 a.m. March 22, four men in ski masks with a gun approached his son outside their home and stole his car. A surveillance camera on a neighbors home shows four men at the corner of 21 Avenue and 39 Street. Six minutes later my son See PARK on page 13 City terminates Live Nation contract, will negotiate acts in-houseBy Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach Live Nation, the exclusive booking agent for the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre will now have to compete for dates with other agents for space on the citys outdoor stage. See CONTRACT on page 17 Sawtelle resigns, leaving open seat in Hillsboro BeachBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach Commissioner Celinda Sawtelle, 61, resigned her seat Tuesday citing the need to spend more time at her business. The real estate market is getting brisk, Sawtelle said Thursday. I need to put my efforts where it will make a difference. SheSee SWATELLE on page 21 As her family listens to the speakers at the recent garden party hosted by the Sample-McDouglad Preservation Society, Annabelle Poirrier nds the landscaping rocks on the grounds an interesting topic. See story on page 10.


2 The PelicanFriday, July 15, 2011 By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFLauderdale-By-The-Sea Commissioners on Tuesday awarded a $500,000 contract for enhancements to A1A/North Ocean Drive, a $150,000 savings over the estimate. The town has received a $441,700 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation for hardscape and landscape improvements from Pine Avenue to Terra Mar Drive. The towns match is $205,400. Horizon Contractors, Inc., of Hialeah was the only bidder. The bid received was 76.3 percent of the engineers cost estimate of $643,648. Several contractors were Contract to improve A1A goes for less than estimatedcontacted to determine why they did not submit bids, Assistant City Manager Bud Bentley said, and gave reasons ranging from too busy to the states pre-quali cations being too rigorous. Bentley is hopeful construction will begin in August. The contract calls for completion in 150 days.Project manager contract OKdIn a related matter, commissioners hired Carnahan Proctor & Cross, Inc., of Margate to manage the enhancement project at a cost of $77,669, considerably lower than the companys rst proposal of $123,000. Staff has negotiated rmly, Bentley told the commission. Commissioner Scot Sasser said the process seems backwards. If the project goes beyond the 150 calendar days speci ed in the contract time period speci ed in the construction contract, the town will be charged for Carnahans direct labor plus a multiplier for bene ts, overhead and pro t. If the project goes beyond 150 days, the meter starts running and what do we do about it? Sasser asked. If it goes beyond 150 days, who do we pay? Bentley said the town would pay more to the project manager, noting, We will do upfront what we can do (to prevent delays). The construction contract includes liquidated damages of $500 a day if construction is delayed. Town Manager Connie Hoffmann said, We still have quite a bit of money in the original budget. She said its not unusual for these projects to run over, with contractors often blaming weather delays. The cost of the contract can be paid from the project budget and no additional town funds are required, Bentley said. By Deborah S. Hartz-SeeleyPELICAN WRITERLighthouse Point -The City Commission Meeting on June 12 was crowded with well wishers for Rachel Wheeler. In a proclamation, the commission honored the eleven-year-old city resident. She was named one of Americas top 10 youth volunteers for 2011 in a ceremony May 2 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters, as part of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Her fund-raising activities included hosting a lemonade Lighthouse Point honors childs works for charitySee LHP on page 19 The Pelican 954-783-8700


The Pelican 3 Friday, July 15, 2011 SightingsA local calendar for events, meetings and more in North Broward County. Please email calendar items to siren2415@gmail. com or fax to 954-783-0093. By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point Casey Anthony, the woman found not guilty of rst degree murder charges in the death of her two-year-old daughter Caylee last week is not done with her court trials. On Monday, attorneys Local law rm suing Casey Anthony for false information leading to expensive searchMarc A. Wites and Alex Kapetan, partners in a Lighthouse Point law rm, led a law suit for compensatory damages on behalf of Texas Equusearch Mounted Search and Recovery, or TES. TES is a non-pro t group that assists families in locating missing persons. It was on day one in opening statements that Caseys attorney said, [Caylee] was never missing. [She] died June 16, 2008 when she drowned in her familys swimming pool. But for nearly three years, Casey and her family . . told TES founder Tim Miller that Caylee was still alive and asked him to bring her back, according to the lawsuit. And you bet, they are very angry, said Alex Kapetan. Casey was served See LAWFIRM on page 16ArtArt over the Bridge features Atilla Lakatoush, Aug. 5 from 8 to 10 p.m. at 9 Hibiscous Ave., Pompano Beach. Live entertainment, caricaturist and sculpturist.HurricanesHurricane Info A seminar Aug. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m., presented by David Bernard, WFOR/CBS4 Meteorologist; Chuck Lanza, Broward Emergency Management Director; Chief Oscar Llerena, BSO; Brooke Liddle, American Medical Response; Chief Steve Paine, Volunteer Fire Dept. will focus on the 2011 hurricane season. The event is sponsored by the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Chamber of Commerce. Call 954-7761000Safe DrivingSave money, earn a discount on your car insurance, and update your driving skills! The AARP Driver Safety Program provides those over 50 years of age with updated information on current Florida Statutes as well as coping with changes which have occurred in our driving years. Space is limited and reservations are required. The safety program takes place Thursday, July 21,from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at NE Focal Point Senior Center, 227 N.W. 2nd Street, Deer eld Beach. Cost is $14. Call 954-480-4447.EventsDemocrats meet July 20 at 7 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. Topic is Florida New Voter Laws. Call 954-942-8711.See SIGHTINGS on page 9


4 The PelicanFriday, July 15, 2011 By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFThis Lighthouse Point veterinarian has chosen to specialize in an unusual, but much appreciated, aspect of veterinarian medicine. Young and very energetic Dr. Mary Gardner could be the poster girl for compassion to ailing pets. She specializes in end of life issues for pets, assisting them in their homes for departure to pet heaven. Just three years out of the University of Florida where she earned her doctorate, shes logged in three years in practice, two in a general veterinarian practice. I found that it didnt fulll me, she explains. Last year my friend, Dr. Dani McVety who practices in Tampa, Florida and I opened Lap Of Love Veterinary Hospice and in-home euthanasia. Business is excellent because we are meeting a need. Many pet lovers prefer saying goodbye in their home setting, stroking their pets and shedding their tears instead of moving a very sick pet into the cold, impersonal atmosphere of a clinic. As a teen, Ive grieved at the loss of a my beloved dog, Snow White. Im sure this motivated me to become a Doctor of Veterinarian medicine. Specializing in this niche is emotionally and personally ful lling. One very satis ed client, who asked not to be identi ed, called Dr. Gardner to the attention of the Pelican saying, I found her to be one of the most caring, compassionate professionals Ive ever met. Shes very deserving of a business story. Asked to describe what happened with this client, Gardner said, The clients beloved cat, Cricket, was 20 years old and when I met her she was curled up next to the client on the couch and barely responsive. Her owner did not want her to suffer any further so after reassuring the client and her other cat, Beauty, I began my painless euthanasia process. I explain every step along the way. Beauty watched from a distance as I gave Cricket a sedative which made her feel good and also sleepy. The family, or in this case, the woman was in tears but able to stroke and talk to her Dr. Mary Gardner delivers compassionate hospice and euthanasia to beloved pets in the homeDr. Mary Gardner loves pets at their best, like Jane who poses with her, and when their time is about up, she helps them end their stay with love and through the process. When Cricket was comfortable and the client was ready, I gave Cricket the nal medication which is an overdose of anesthesia. Like most pets, Cricket passed without a sound, literally in a lap of love. I listened to the heart to con rm that she was gone. If elected to take the pet to be cremated, I step out to get my stretcher which gives the family, or client, a few moments more to say goodbye. When I return, I make a paw print impression in clay. It will harden in a few days and become a memento. I also leave a paper book, called Eternal Pawprints that deals with the feelings of the grieving family. The pets ashes are returned by arrangement. For the cremation, I use Rainbow Crossing in Pompano Beach and Broward Pet Cemetery in Plantation. Both treat deceased pets with great dignity.How to know when its the right timeGardner tells clients to look for changes in appetite or thirst, decrease interest in playing, inability to stand or ambulate, becoming incontinent, attitude change and not wanting to do the things they loved to do. She encourages pet owners to see their Business matters The Pelican takes a look at local business owners. Call The Pelican to nd out how you can tell your story here because business matters. 954-783-8700.See DR. GARDNER on page 5Calvin Glidewell Named CEO of Broward Health Flagship Hospital Calvin Glidewell has been named Chief Executive Of cer of Broward General Medical Center and Chris Evert Childrens Hospital. Glidewell has served as CEO of Imperial Point Medical Center since joining Broward Health in 2007. While there he expanded services, added robotic surgery and interventional radiology, and opened a new $18 million emergency department and a new outpatient surgery center. Mark Sprada, chief nursing of cer/chief operating of cer for Imperial Point Medical Center, will be interim CEO as a search for Glidewells replacement is conducted. Glidewell received his undergraduate degree with honors from Vanderbilt University and holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Health from Tulane University. He is the current board chair of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a member of the Fort Lauderdale Executives Association and sits on the board of directors for the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce.Storck Center bene tPompano Beach The Ann Storck Center Professionals will hold a business networking party at Wyndham Sea Gardens Resort, July 21 at 5:30 p.m. The event, billed Networking With A Cause, costs $20 and includes food, one free drink, prizes and karaoke entertainment. All proceeds bene t the center, a nonpro t organization that provides servivces to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Director of Business and Community Outreach is Hillsboro City Commissioner Javiar Garcia.


The Pelican 5 Friday, July 15, 2011 Advertise with The Pelican 954.783.8700 own vets rst to relieve the pets pain and give the family a little more time to enjoy life with their pet. She says, Weve seen pets, who have cancer and been given up on, respond well to chemo. They seem to handle chemo better than humans. Be assured while undergoing chemo, your pets head wont spin off. It wont throw up its guts or lose its coat. With treatment, the concerned owner gets to have that pet for extra time. When Gardner was called to see Romeo, she felt he did not need to be given up. He needed an appetite stimulus, a vitamin shot and uid under the skin, which the owners can do. She says, He began to eat and act like himself, but I still referred him to an oncologist. He is now on chemo and will continue to give the family pleasure for quite some time. Romeos daddy, Anthony Hockaday says, Dr. Garner has been phenomenal. Romeo is doing so well that instead of dealing with his death, we are still having fun with our kitty. Were very grateful and give thanks to that good doctor who recognized that he could be helped. Gardner beams when she hears statements like that. She says, Ive never received more gratitude, hugs, thank you cards and phone messages in my life and that includes at Christmas. I get referrals from animal hospitals, clinics, other vets and clients. Requests for our services have increased to the point that we have added two more veterinarians to help clients from Miami to Stuart. This is a business with heart, no doubt about it. There are fees, but Gardner says, My fees are not much more than a clinic charges to perform euthanasia. My busiest times are nights and weekends when families are home. I charge between $200 and $250 depending upon distance traveled and time of night. Most people are thrilled with this at-home service and choose it over the impersonal atmosphere of the alternate. I do a lot of crying myself though I try to hold it in, but even during this sad time, I feel so much love it balances out. Ive had the love of a pet and lost it. I know the pain. Gardner and her anc have two dogs and four cats, including two who are disabled. They have a great life, she says, and so do we playing with them. Call Dr. Mary Gardner at 954-778-8908. Dr. GardnerContinued from page 4


6 The PelicanFriday, July 15, 2011 Deer eld Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, LauderdaleBy-The-Sea, Wilton Manors and Oakland Park The Pompano 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 $31.80 including tax for one years delivery in Greater Pompano Beach; $93.80/per year including tax for others in the United States; call 954-783-8700 for rates abroad. The Pelican is a nonpartisan newspaper and reserves the right to decline advertising. Copyright 2011. Reproduction of this publication in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission of the publisher. The Pelican is a member of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, Deer eld Beach Chamber and the LBTS Chamber. The Pelican is a state certied woman-owned minority business. The Pelican is delivered to businesses, libraries, schools, of 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, publisherExecutive Assistant: Mary Hudson Graphics: Rachel Ramirez Windsheimer Adriana Bonilla Bookkeeper: John White Classi eds: Fran Shelby Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik Copy editors: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Phil Barnes, Connor Sheridan Account Executives: Paul Shroads, Carolyn Mann, Bill Heaton, Special Of ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 Volume XVIIII, Issue 28 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren The Pelican supports Preston for DB District 2All citizens of Deer eld Beach should be interested in Tuesdays election in District 2. Although they have no choice in the matter, they should have a voice in it, one that encourages voters in District 2 to seek leadership different from what they have had in the past. For more than eight years, the district has been represented by a veteran politician who knows how to keep her constituents happy, but unfortunately, listened only to those few. They were enough to elect her, but not enough to bring real change to their neighborhoods. Now, those voters who might have felt outside the chosen circle, have an opportunity to elect someone who has listened to as many people as he could reach in this campaign and his earlier attempt last March. This newspaper endorsed Ben Preston then and it endorses him now. We nd no one else in the race who appears as wise, mature and as independent as the former re ghter. We think he can speak to residents of all districts while still being a strong advocate for his neighbors. His experience in public service and now as a successful businessman should give him an understanding of how business is done at the government level, as well as a practical view of how things are accomplished in the private sector. Preston knows his district needs to combat crime, blight and the lack of a business core. He believes those things and other needs there can be overcome if there is someone in of ce that can be trusted to work for the betterment of everyone. Grounded by his family and his company that works to prepare young athletes for future success, Preston has a real stake in this community. Electing him to of ce will give him the opportunity he seeks to do good and will give the residents of District 2 a man who is good. Our second choice would be Andre Samuels, a young man with speci c goals such as community policing, loan funds to help small businesses succeed, creation of a volunteer corps and unifying of the residents of District 2 with the rest of the city. Samuels is articulate and visionery. He, too, could bring District 2 into new and better times.Oakland Park Oakland Park Garden Club plans a working meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at a former community center at 250 NE 33 St. A butter y garden was planted at the site more than two years ago and now needs a general overhaul. The city plans to rent out the building, and its felt that the clubs sprucing up the garden will help. Members also will get hands-on experience with plants that attract butteries, the topic of their last meeting. City horticulturist Charles Livio will lead the planting activity, and the city has purchased some new plants. Members are encouraged to bring gloves and trowels. Recently, several club members helped out at a planting days at the historic Sample MacDougald House in Pompano Beach. The historic 1915 house is being restored, and the new grounds are being landscaped. For information on the club, call 954-564-3259.Garden Club to aid butter ies Oakland Club Garden Club members, from left, Linda Gordon, treasurer; Bonnie Lallky-Seibert, president; and Helen Smylie help out with planting at the Sample MacDougald House in Pompano Beach. PRESTON


The Pelican 7 Friday, July 15, 2011 By John BuchnerPELICAN WRITERWilton Manors City commissioners decided Tuesday night to negotiate with CAP Government, Inc. in an effort to save money and provide better customer service on building code reviews and inspections. Four companies responded to the towns bid request and two were chosen by the Community Development Services to make presentations to the commission.Wilton Manors considers privatizing building departmentAfter two hours, the commission agreed to negotiate with CAP, a company that focuses only on government contracts and concentrates on building department services, code enforcement, plan reviews and inspections. Its founder, Carlos Penin, told commissioners the city would save ve percent of their current costs for these services. But not every commissioner was in favor of privatization. Said Commissioner Julie Carson, I rmly believe that the purpose of government is public service and that private business, while it does have some role in government, is not in the best interest of government because of the pro t factor. The wild card in this situation is the current provider of the service, Broward County. The county has been handling reviews and inspections for the city for 19 years. In 2011, the city allotted $450,034 for reviews and inspections. A Broward County representative said that with current usage rates, they forecast an invoice of $322,582 for the year, a savings of nearly $128,000. We have no problems with Broward Countys services at all, I have never had a bad experience with them, said Gary Resnick, Mayor of Wilton Manors. We just want to see if there is any way we can save more money. The contract between the city and the county for building plans review and inspections will expire at the end of September. If no agreement is made with CAP Government, Inc., the motion will be brought back before the commission. At the end of September, Wilton Manors could still be in business with Broward County under the same rates. In other business. *Commissioners approved sending letters seeking quali ed persons to join the Economic Development Taskforce. The group will be diverse, with representatives from the community, entertainment sectors, restaurant sector, business owners, land owners and others. *Voted to expand the budget to fund emergency sewage upgrades at 3029 NW 9th St. The project will cost more than $33,000 and will include beauti cation of the area. *And approved an agreement between the city and Sergeant Peter Bigelsen granting him accrued sick and personal hours pay. The city may also have to pay unemployment bene ts and Bigelsens legal fees, a sum all together expected to be $44,858.44. Bigelsen was involved in an email incident that led to the ring of former Wilton Manors Police Chief Richard Perez.


8 The PelicanFriday, July 15, 2011 Gloria Battle, 61, was born in Deer eld Beach.Ms. Battle was educated at Bennett College and Howard University where she received a Masters of Urban Studies, and is a candidate for a doctoral degree in public administration at Florida State University. Ms. Battle worked as Director of the Cultural and Human Interaction Center at Florida International University and later as Director of the Broward County Human Rights Division retiring in 2000. She now consults in employment and housing discrimination complaints. She served on the DB Community Relations board, the DB Ethics Committee and as interim commissioner in 2009. She is the mother of an adopted daughter. District 2 problems/solutions:1. Fiscal responsibility Citizen input is needed as the city begins a line item review of its budget. Currently, the departments present their budgets which are accepted after questioning by the commission. A line item review would open up all items for consideration. 2. Youth More programs for youth need to be identi ed and funded. Non-pro ts can be assisted in applying for funding outside the city budget. 3. JobsWork with the Chamber of Commerce to identify business that can be grown in District 2 and that provide jobs. The program would provide a mechanism for small minority business owners to get funded as many of these businesses are turned down by the major banks. 4. Beauti cation Enforce the code. The entire code may need to be revamped. 5. Safety The best way to achieve safety is to institute community policing. 6. Transportation/Environment Place bus shelters to attract riders and work with the county to cut the time between buses. In addition, the feeder bus needs to be routed through more neighborhoods. More people on the bus, means a greener environment. Ben Preston, 59, was born in Stuart, FL.He holds a bachelors and masters degree in exercise physiology from Florida International University and now owns a company that trains young athletes. He was the citys rst black re ghter and retired as a lieutenant/paramedic after a 25-year career. He and his wife Debbie are raising four children. District 2 problems/solutions: 1. Create a business friendly atmosphereChange the appearance of Dixie Highway with Community Development Block Grants, or CDBG, then offer potential businesses tax incentives for two or three years. 2. The recently-passed utility taxEnsure that a big percent of this revenue comes back to District 2 to bene t the community. 3. BSO/ re department merger Should this merger take place, I will ght for the highest level of service from BSO and accept nothing less. 4. Community activities for children I will ght for more programs to keep our kids busy. We can invest now or later, but later is too late by the time kids are in the penal system where we invest even more. 5. Community activities for young adults Help young adults prepare for jobs. Assist them in getting a GED or high school diploma. 6. The lack of successful businesses in the district I would hold seminars to help potential businesspersons be successful. 7. Restore integrity and trust to the commission seat I will hold community meetings, be assessable to all residents, listen and be the voice that sounds the residents concerns. Dr. Anthony Davis, 55, was born in Pompano Beach.He holds a doctorate in Christian psychology from Jacksonville Theological Seminary and a B.S. in criminal justice from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Davis is pastor of the Church of Brotherly Love which he founded in 1991. Prior to that, he was a police and code of cer for the City of Pompano Beach. He retired in 2000. He is chair of the North Broward Prevention Coalition, member of the Broward County Anti-Gang Task Force, member, Board of Governors, United Way of Broward; President DB Christian Ministerial Association. He is active in the Alwood Homeowners Association. He established a food and clothing voucher program and emergency assistance program for residents through the ministerial association. He is married to Margaret and they have raised three children and are grandparents of two more.District 2 problems/solutions:1. Restore the con dence of the people in our city government. The trust factor is the primary focus and the commission needs to see itself a servant of the people. 2. Improve the relationship between the Broward Sheriffs Of ce and the residents of District 2. 3. Improve the communitys appearance and neighborhood revitalization with citizen participation. No one person can do it all, but working together we can accomplish whatever we desire. 4. Prevent and reduce violence and substance abuse among our youth by involving all the citizens. 5. Be a representative for all the people of District 2. Andre Samuels, 31, was born in Deer eld Beach He holds a B.S. in biological engineering. He works as a site manager for a paving company. He is a member of the DB Cultural Committee and has established the Legacy Project to collect oral histories of pioneers in his black community. District 2 problems: 1. Jobs and opportunity You cannot cut your way to prosperity. We must generate new revenue by investing in our own citizens. We should create a micro loan fund using Community Development Block Grants and give entrepreneurs small business loans. We must show residents how to run a business through an incubator. 2. Safer community Resolve con ict with Broward Sheriffs Of ce. Police our own community by recruiting citizens to join the citizen patrols. Institute a Citizens Review Board to review reports of abuse. Diversify grant funding to maximize bene ts and prevent misuse. We must train new leaders and create a culture of volunteerism. One leader will not save our community. We must all become leaders. 3. Uni cation of the district with Deer eld Beach Confront the division that exists in our district. The relationship between the district and the city has been strained. I support an All Districts Council so that residents in each district can forge partnerships with leaders all over the city. In time, residents will work in concert towards the same goal. Candidates Continued from page 1 BATTLE David CodyDavid Cody, 31, running as a write-in candidate, did not return emails or phone calls requesting information for this article. He is a graduate of Deereld Beach High School, local blogger and activist. [Photo not available]PRES-


The Pelican 9 Friday, July 15, 2011 Focal Point Fundraiser Duffys Sports Grill, 401 N. Federal Hwy, Deer eld Beach, July 26 from 4 to 10 p.m. 10 percent of all proceeds bene t NE Focal Point. Call 954-480-4460. SightingsContinued from page 3 See SIGHTINGS on page 13Pet Health Expo July 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. sy BowWow Resorts, 4100 N. Powerline Road, Ste. G-3, Pompano Beach. Vaccinations, spays, micro-chips, ea/tick products. Bio Animal Health representatives will discuss health and longevity. Green Market, Wilton Manors, Saturdays and Sundays at Hagen Park 2020 Wilton Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. fresh produce, international baked goods, herbs/ spices, doggie treats, pickles, jams, infused vinegars, pasta and more. Call 954-531-5383.


10 The PelicanFriday, July 15, 2011 Sample-McDougald volunteers attend rst afternoon garden partyBroward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs and Dirk DeJong listen to the of cial welcome from Betsy McDougald Buntrock who grew up in the Sample-McDougald House. Pompano Beach Commissioner Woody Poitier and State Representative Gwnydolyn Clarke-Reed with Delores SalletteThe house that once loomed over Dixie Highway, built in 1916 belonging to Neal Sample has always been a sight to behold. In the days of a booming Pompano, this seventeen-room Colonial edi ce was a mark of wealth and perhaps in this farming Mecca then, its owners must have enjoyed the nest glory of society that issued coveted invitations. This month more than 150 people closely attached to Farmer Samples House nally got their own invitations for the Sample-McDougald House garden party. It was an emotional event as passionate thank-yous continued to spread around the folk bearing the heat under canopies. Dirk DeJong, president of the Sample-McDougald House Preservation Society welcomed the select personsall who had volunteered from the rst day to last months volunteer landscaping eventto the great house that now belongs to the people of Pompano Beach. There was no absence of emotion. The celebration commemorates a long list of large and small accomplishments from the day the house was lifted on a truck from its original ground on North Dixie Highway to its permanent home, 450 NE 10 Street. The dirt was fresh, a vegetable garden with peppers, See HOUSE on page 11


The Pelican 11 Friday, July 15, 2011 pineapples and okra recalled the early farming days of this city. Inside, the polished oors, winding stairway, Georgian windows, a wrap-around porch and samples of period furniture still speak of this citys history. And soon, the house itself will recount the history as a museum. But on this day, the champagne glasses were lifted to volunteers and contributors. First on the list were the descendents of the McDougald family who had bought the home from Sample in 1940. Betsy McDougald Buntrock welcomed the guests on behalf of the family. Many businesses contributed both funding and labor to bring the house closer to completion including JWR Construction, Al Siefert Electric, IBI Group, Dascar Plumbing, Wooden Shoe Gardens, Ric-Man Construction, Carr Builders, Keith & Associates, All-Rite Paving, G.H. Usman Construction & Realty, Lindstrum Air Conditioning and dozens more. Some supporters were recalled in memoriam; Richard Anderson, and original member of the Society; Mary Ellen Cook, daughter of William and Sarah McDougald; C. William Hargett, city manager who initiated acquisition of city land for the house; Miriam Hood, benefactor and supporter of the Society and William Bill Keith, an early supporter and whose daughter, Dodie Keith-Lazowick, has continued the family support. Elected of cials, including Broward Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher, State Representatives Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed, City Commissioners Woody Poitier, Rex Hardin, Charlotte Burrie, Barry Dockswell and Vice Mayor George Brummer attended. Preservation Society Executive Director Dan Hobby So Glad You Came! Welcoming guests and volunteers to the Sample-McDougald garden party are Linda Dubois, Susan Gallo, Margarite White and Claudia Dubois. Dodie Keith-Lazowick, Margarite White, Pompano Beach Commissioner Rex Hardin, Pompano Beach Mayor and Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs add their own applause to the 150 volunteers. [Staff photos]noted that every donation from small to large helped make this day happen. Society Board President, Dirk DeJong wrote in the program, None of the people and corporations listed here had to take part in this project. They did it because they care about preserving a unique historical landmark and making this a better place to live.House Continued from page 10


12 The PelicanFriday, July 15, 2011 ADVERTISING? ITS PART OF DOING BUSINESS. CALL US. 954-783-8700. National Night Out to offer a super helping this year Anyone looking to take back the neighborhoods will want to join BSOs National Night Out at Founders Park, Aug. 2 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This year the city is combining all neighborhood events into one city-wide Night Out. Activities will include free child ngerprinting, givea-ways and demonstrations from BSO deputies. The Pompano Beach Historical Society will join the group and offer tours of the Kester Cottages, located at the park. The cottages represent a more than 50-year-old architectural style in Pompano Beach. The city re museum, located at the park will also be open for tours. On hand will be the citys original re truck. The Pompano Beach Fire Department will also have the Smoke House, a training experience for children and adults in how to escape a smokelled room. Everything at the event is free and open to the public. The Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders will join BSO in promoting crime and drug prevention and strengthening the relationship between BSO and the residents of Pompano Beach. Founders Park is located at 215 NE 4 St., Pompano Beach. For more information, visit


The Pelican 13 Friday, July 15, 2011 nato said he wont support a budget that doesnt increase police presence calling it a proven method for increased crime prevention. He added he couldnt support the road closure when the citys vision is to connect communities. BSO Chief John Bukata responded that due to residents concerns, BSO ofcers spent 117 hours in that neighborhood, in addition to normal hours, and wrote 31 traf c tickets. Addressing a residents complaint about the tickets, Bukata said, We were not there to do traf c enforcement. I can write that many tickets in an hour. Commissioner Jed Shank suggested putting in a fence with a pedestrian gate open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. His idea got no support. Commissioner Shari McCartney said she has been a victim of a home invasion robbery and had a gun put to her head, not in Oakland Park. Crime is everywhere, and the fear of crime is very real and shouldnt be diminished, she said. McCartney said, The solution is more long-term police presence and increasing the ranks of police. She moved to support the staff recommendation not to close the access. The vote was 3-2, Boisvenue and Shank dissenting. was robbed, and theyre still out there, he said. It seems incomprehensible to me you would proclaim July Parks and Recreation Month (as the commission had just done) and then close access to a park, said William T. McGee III, who said he uses the park nearly every day. David Krongelb, president of the Lake Point Estates Neighborhood Association, said, We have a gate, and we have crime anyway. Perhaps it deters crime, but doesnt stop it Closing the area to bikes and pedestrians is a bit extreme. Its closing access to a public park we pay for with our tax dollars.Close the access The issue here is crime prevention, said Royal Palm Isles resident Diane Wendt. The number of crimes in Oakland Park is appalling, and its way past time to seriously address this and take action, she said. If limiting pedestrian access is a possible method to deter crime, it should be tried, at least on a temporary basis, Wendt said. In her view, Adding a few police of cers, though sorely needed, will not solve this problem. Better and smarter use of all resources is necessary. This is about the security of my neighborhood, not about cutting off access, said Lorri Winner, a Royal Palm Isles resident. Unfortunately, this has turned into a circus with ugly e-mail exchanges. I hope the people truly affected can live with your choice. All Oakland Park residents have an equal right to safety and security, said Royal Palm Isles resident Sara Guevrekian. Its a terrible shame that some neighborhoods consider our request to restore our security as an affront or a request for special attention. Vice Mayor Anne Sallee said there is no evidence closing off the access would stop crime since there are three other ways into the neighborhood. Sallee said crime needs to be addressed city wide At the suggestion of increased police presence, Commissioner John Ador-ParkContinued from page 1 Fishing PiersPompano Beach Fishing Pier extends more than 1,000 feet into the Atlantic, 222 N Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach, Anglins Pier 2 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-by-theSea, (954) 491-9403 Deer eld Beach International Pier 200 NE 21st Ave., Deer eld Beach. 9544269206. 954-943-1488Health2nd Annual Spare Lives and Strike Out CancerJoin friends, family, and local businesses on Friday, July 29, at Diamond Strike Lanes, Copans Rd. and Federal Hwy, for a night of spares and strikes to bene t the Relay For Life of Deer eld Beach/ Lighthouse Point. Our goal is to raise enough money to send two local children, who are ghting cancer, to R.O.C.K. camp. Team packages, $150, include six bowlers for three hours of bowling, shoes, large pizza, 20 wings, pitchers of soda, prizes, free bowling coupons, and more. Sponsor Package #2, $250, includes the bowling package plus a viSightingsContinued from page 9 See SIGHTINGS on page 16


14 The PelicanFriday, July 15, 2011 By Malcolm McClintockPELICAN STAFFOpen barely 6 months in Deer eld Beachs Cove plaza, the family run Beach Buns eatery has already garnered quite a loyal following. We have a great meal every time we come here, says Lighthouse Point resident Libby Maroschak. I would say that a good 80% of our business is from repeat customers who tried us once and have been coming back regularly ever since, says Kim Cournoyer, the affable hostess and daughter of proprietors Tina and George Jennings. She also enjoys the tireless support of her brothers Bob and Jeff Morace who specialize primarily in the food preparation aspect of the business. I ran a gourmet hotdog and sandwich shop in Colorado. It was a simple concept Deer elds Beach Buns restaurant serves up tasty Chicago style hotdogs in friendly surf shack atmosphereBeach Buns1602 SE 3rd Court (Cove Shopping Plaza) Deer eld Beach, FL 954-480-2884 Hours: 11 am 8 pm Mon-Sat 11 am 6 pm Sun www.beachbunsdeer with a strong focus on high quality products. This is essentially what we are trying to do here, adds Jeff. Originally from Massachusetts, the whole clan reconnected in Florida some 8 years ago and has been awaiting the right moment to own and operate a family restaurant. Finally, a propitious opportunity came along and Beach Buns was born. Eschewing their former lives as school teachers and hospitality specialists, the members of this tight-knit group now have but one mission: to offer hungry patrons top notch hotdogs, sandwiches, sausages and salads in a relaxed beach-themed ambiance. We want you to feel like you are on vacation at lunch time, says the cheerful Kim, [Right] Accompanied by creamy homemade coleslaw, this gargantuan Chicken Caesar salad wrap can be prepared with a choice of 5 different avored tortillas. A fat-free version is also available. [Below] Bespectacled former math teacher Bob Morace and his siblings Jeff & Kim show off a few of the Beach Buns specialties that have made this quaint Deer eld eatery so popular with locals and tourists alike.See BEACH BUNS on page 15


The Pelican 15 Friday, July 15, 2011 a former hotel GM. The menu itself is quite straightforward. With regards to House dogs, all are served on a steamed poppy seed bun and can be dressed in a variety of fashions. The classic Chicago style Vienna Beef hotdog overows with yellow mustard, onion, neon green relish, tomato, kosher pickle spear, sport peppers and a dash of celery salt. The Pipeline showcases grilled peppers, tomato and grilled onions while the Wipe Out is smothered in hearty chili with white onion, shredded cheese and sport peppers. My favorite is the Deereld Dog, says Kim referring to the areas eponymous specialty that features sauerkraut, banana peppers, relish, deli mustard, tomato and red onion. Those eager to create their own masterpieces are encouraged to order the Bare Buns and embellish it with any of the 20+ toppings available. And for an extra $1, it is highly recommended to make it a jumbo dog as this is the technical equivalent of getting a second hotdog for a third of the price. On the sandwich front, the Vienna Beef company again lends its expertise by providing all the necessary ingredients to make scrumptious classics such as the Cheese Steak, the Beef Brisket Reuben, the Corned Beef or the mouthwatering Combo with Italian beef and sausage. We use fresh bread from a local bakery and people just love it, says Jeff. We also make really great salads that are huge and full of fresh veggies. They are fantastic for health conscious eaters like me, adds Kim. Regular hotdogs start at $3.25 and meal deals at $5.25. Salads, sausages and sandwiches are priced between $5.50 and $9. Frequent buyer and coaches cards can result in substantial savings for hotdog a cionados and sports teams. Fire ghters, police, mail carriers and teachers enjoy a 15% discount all day, every day. Seniors get 10% off on Tuesdays. There is ample free parking and all major credit cards are accepted. Beach Buns also has a mobile cart for special town events, childrens parties, private functions or any occasion where this all American classic will be appreciated. We want to be part of the community for many years to come, says Jeff. With its lively reggae music, fun surf dcor, friendly service and delectable dogs, Beach Buns is likely to be a xture in Deer eld Beach for quite some time. Malcolm McClintock holds an MBA and has lived in Thailand, Spain, France, Mexico, Canada and the US where he has developed a deep appreciation for world gastronomy. Beach BunContinued from page 14 Served wet or with au jus on the side, this enormous Italian Beef sandwich over ows with the highest quality Vienna meat. It can also be topped with the traditional hot Giardiniera veggie mix. This classic Chicago style Vienna hot-dog over ows with yellow mustard, onion, neon green relish, tomato, kosher pickle spear, sport peppers and a dash of celery salt. Add any side such as these crispy coated fries and a fountain drink for only $2 more.


16 The PelicanFriday, July 15, 2011 Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700 yesterday in her jail cell. She said she would turn it over to her attorney [Jose Baez]. TES is dedicated to the memory of Laura Miller, daughter of founding director Tim Miller. In 1984, Laura was abducted and murdered in North Galveston County, TX. TES has been involved in over 1,200 searches in 42 states Aruba, Sri Lanka, Mexico and Jamaica. TES has recovered the remains of 125 missing persons. TES never charges the families, law enforcement or anyone else for its services. Kapetan said that while TES was searching for Caylee, they had turned down requests from other families who were looking for loved ones. Keptan says that his law Law rmcontinued from page 3staff is already working on the case, adding that at least one more lawsuit has been led.??? The Wites & Kapetan rm has taken the case pro bono, noting that at least 40 percent of TES corporate funds were used in the Caylee search. Kapetan says his rm will seek compensation for time and dollars used by TES in its search. TES depends on charitable donations and volunteers for all of its operations. Casey Anthony was found guilty on two counts of lying to the police. She is expected to be released from the Orange County jail on Sunday. nyl banner and advertisement of your company throughout the evening. Call Karla at 508-332-0153 or Nona at 954304-4248. Deadline, July 15.LeisureThe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142 has Bingo on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Post, 171 SW 2 St., Pompano Beach. Food is available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 954942-2448. The NE Focal Point Alzheimers Day Care Center, located at 301 N.W. 2nd Avenue in Deer eld Beach, offers a weekly Caregivers Support Group every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. ClubsZonta International meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Duffys Diner, 401 N. Federal Hwy., Deereld Beach at 11:15 a.m. Zonta International is a classi ed service organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women locally and worldwide through service and advocacy. Call 561-392-2223. The Greater Pompano Beach Senior Citizens Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach at 10 a.m. Activities focus on the general welfare, health, education and security SightingsContinued from page 9 See SIGHTINGS on page 20


The Pelican 17 Friday, July 15, 2011 agent for the amphitheatre since 2008. Fantasma preceded Live Nation. Historically there has never been a vendor that could produce 24 shows, Beaudreau said. We are creating a standard contract that our staff will negotiate for future shows. Live Nation is proposing three more shows with the possibility of more after the termination of the exclusive agreement. Other vendors like AEG are waiting to talk to us. We just want to provide more entertainment and see more people using the amphitheatre. Beaudreau said the industry is struggling and there are other competing venues. The Hollywood Amphitheatre just opened. Ticket costs have increased. The entire economy of the music industry has declined.Paperwork goof may cost Cornerstone $1.2 millionPompano Beach From the beginning, Commissioner Charlotte Burrie rejected the idea that federal funding tagged for rehabilitation of foreclosed homes in Pompano Beach should be passed along to Cornerstone, a corporation set to build Captiva Cove, a 360-unit affordable apartment complex, on Dixie Highway. The $1.2 million was considered a loan with payment required in full after the nal certi cate of occupancy is approved. The project met the criteria for federal funding because the 20-acre site has been determined to be abandoned land. But this week, a memo from the city attorneys of ce may have halted the project entirely after it was noted that original signatures from the Captiva Cove principals had never been received by the city and thus never signed off on by the mayor. That sits well with Burrie who wants all of the money put back into neighborhood cleanup, rehabilitation and re-sales to people who meet HUDs low-income requirements. The city continues to buy abandoned homes in the Cresthaven and Pompano Highlands neighborhoods to rehabilitate and sell back to the public. Those abandoned homes have been a blight to the community, says Highlands resident Todd Hennen. Over the years the number has grown. There are so many now. You can have three or four foreclosures on one street. They have overgrown yards, broken windows and trash on the street. Sometimes they are evicted and leave furniture outside. Homeless people are moving in. We have security problems. Hennen is also vice president of the Pompano Beach Highlands Civic Association. This is a beautiful area. We want homebuyers with families who will take an interest in the neighborhood. The NSP program was set up to help with single-family homes. Now the city will be able to focus that money back to where it was originally intended, he said. Earlier this year, commissioners approved a $300,000 check as part of the $1.2 million loan over protestations from Burrie and some residents. But the incomplete paperwork has prompted Burrie to put the project on the next city agenda with the intent of terminating it.Commissioner questions citys policy on negotiationsPompano Beach Recently Pompano Beach employees signed a contract negotiated between the citys team and the employee labor union. While there were no cuts in employee jobs, the resulting contract continues to eliminate cost of living increases, requires employees to contribute more to their pensions and reduces merit pay. And while the negotiating team, headed by Human Resource Director Michael Smith, saved about $1 million this year for taxpayers, Commissioner Barry Dockswell [Dist. 1] is questioning the citys procedures city regarding union contracts. Dockswell wants the commission to consider changing the ordinance that automatically gives the same bene ts to the negotiating team that employees receive. All members of the team are employees of the city and considered management. But a long-standing resolution gives management and commissioners the same bene ts as those negotiated for general employees. Dockswell believes the commission, not a resolution, should determine whether the management team or the commission should get speci c bene ts. He got no support. I have never had to evaluate the city attorney, the clerk . for merit increases. I think there should be no automatic conveyance of contract bene ts to the management team or the commission. Its bad management and its inappropriate, he said. Historically, all employee, re and police contracts were negotiated through an outside attorney. But it is the commission that determines the parameters and nal contract approvals.ContractContinued from page 1Mark Beaudreau, recreation program manager, told city commissioners on Tuesday that the model is not working and the city wants to expand activity at the amphitheatre Live Nation has not been able to book 24 shows annually, the contract minimum. With the city receiving $3.50 for each ticket sold, anticipated revenues from amphitheatre events have remained below expectations. In 2010 there were nine shows and the citys take was $49,000. In 2009 there were 14 shows that brought in $80,600 and in 2008 there were nine shows netting the city $35,000. Live Nation has been the


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The Pelican 19 Friday, July 15, 2011 stand, making and selling bracelets and necklaces and working with her friends as well as her teachers and principal at Zion Lutheran Christian School in Deer eld Beach. She garnered raised more than $160,000 over a twoyear period. The money went to build a 25-home village in Leogane, Haiti, near the epicenter of the earthquake that occurred in January 2010. You cant just sit around and hope something will happen, she told commissioners. You have to do it. Approval of GFS Plat On the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Board, the commissioners approved the Final Plat for Gordon Food Service (GFS) to build a 15,856 square foot marketplace/food store and a 6,000-square foot general retail building on 2,483 acres at 3260 N. Federal Hwy. The privately owned company sells bulk food products to restaurants, caterers and other food service companies. It is the fourth largest food service supplier in the country. In addition, it has 114 retail outlets where it offers its large-size products to the public. The Lighthouse Point store will carry 3,000 items. We compete with club stores but are smaller, says Rick Morgan who is real estate manager for the company. Although there was discussion at the meeting concerning the proposed plat, no one in the audience or on the commission spoke against it. Its a very nice project that will enhance our neighborhood, said Commissioner Susie Gordon. In other business the commissioners: Passed a resolution adopting a Proposed Millage Rate for the Fiscal Year beginning Oct. 1. The rate is 3.5893 mills to fund the General Fund Operating Budget and a proposed debt service millage rate of 0.2709 mills. These rates are very close to last years that were 3.6188 for the operating budget; 0.2637 debt service. These rates will appear on the Truth in Millage notices mailed to residents by the Broward County Property Appraiser in August. The budget hearing meeting is set for Sept. 14 in the City Hall, 2200 NE 38 Street. Approved a preliminary resolution establishing the non-ad valorem assessment rate for Fire Protection Services at $84.37 for a single family home. This is one cent lower than last years assessment, according to City Finance Director Terry Sharp. Approved a preliminary resolution establishing a nonad valorem assessment for Storm Water Utility Services at the rate of $60 per single family home. The assessment provides for storm drainage improvements and emergency repairs. Awarded the bid and approved an agreement with Sports Turf One to resurface the athletic and baseball elds at Frank McDonough and Dan Witt Parks. The companys winning bid was $148,171. However, after the company held discussions with Recreation Director John Trudel and City Administrator John Lavisky, it was determined that not all the work in the Request For Proposal (RFP) was necessary and that the project could be completed with assurances of quality for $95,000. Therefore, the agreement approved by the commission authorized expenditures not to exceed that amount. The work will be done simultaneously at both parks and should take about three weeks. To accommodate the work, the baseball season will be moved back to Sept. 1 and makeup games will be scheduled. Amended the General Fund Budget by $102,500 to fund items such as the turf in the parks, a new vehicle for the Fire Department and increased Code Enforcement staff. This represents a 1.5 percent increase over the existing approved budget. The next City Commission Meeting will be Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Commission Chamber in City Hall.LHPContinued from page 2


20 The Pelican Friday, July 15, 2011 Weekly Fishing ReportCapt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001.. With the strong population of Bonitos on the reef, Wahoos have joined them with a mix of blackfins, I figure for every 20 or 30 bonito bites you should get a couple of shots at a nice Wahoo in there feeding on them. The debris offshore mixed in with nice color changes and weed lines has produced everything from larger dolphin to schoolies and the medium to large wahoos. The swordfishing has been fairly consistent in the day and night. Reports are consistent regarding yellowtails and mutton snappers on the reef. The Saltwater Show down Championship starts Aug. 6, and this is a big tourney. I wouldnt be surprised to see a big wahoo win this event. Get Tight RJ Boyle Pompano Beach Mens Golf Assn. July 13, 2011 One Best Ball Of Threesome1st place Jim McCarthy, Joe Gard, Leo Miller . . . . . . . 60 of senior citizens. Trips and outings are offered. Call 954-943-7787.HealthYoga class for all levels at Hagen Park, behind the City Hall at 2020 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8 PM and Saturday mornings from 10:30 till noon. Cost is $7! Call 305.607.3520 with any questions. Parking is free on Saturday morning class. Bring a mat and water. SightingsContinued from page 16 See SIGHTINGS on page 23Scoreboard . Pompano Beach Womens Golf Assn. July 12, 2011 Low Net, Substitute Par For 3 Worst Hole A and B Group1st place Sandra Gore . . . . . . 67 2nd place Shirley ONeill . . . . . . 68C and D Group1st place Dianne Levanti . . . . . 66 2nd place Patty Davis . . . . . . . 68 3rd place Wiltrud Messinger . . . . 68Pompano Beach Womens 9 Hole League July 12, 2011 Low Net In Classes Class A1st Place Meryl Friedman. . 35 2nd Place Carol Metevier . 36 3rd Place Gwen Jackson . . 40Class B1st Place Joanne Price . . 35 2nd Place Diane Constantino, Pat Haag, Carolyn Kastelic.(tie)42 MusicSymphony of the Americas performs Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and more July 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11 SW 11 St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-987-5481.OutdoorsFern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek invites the public to Yoga in the Forest, an ongoing program for ages 18 and up. Sessions are at 6 p.m. on Thursdays and cost $10 per person per session. Call 954-357-5198. Moonlight, Sea Turtles and You! at the Museum of Discovery and Science The whole family can participate in an evening of discovery while uncovering the natural history and myths of sea turtles at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale. During July, the museum hosts Moonlight, Sea Turtles and You!, a program


The Pelican 21 Friday, July 15, 2011 Shhh! The babies are already nesting. Watch your step on the beach. Its turtle season in South Florida had eight months left of her second two-year term in office. She was re-elected in March 2010. Her resignation is effective the end of this month. The beach is done and the water plant is underway, the commissioner said. The mayor decided to negotiate the fire contract, so I am not walking out on anything. I gave the town three and a half yearsIve done my part. Sawtelle said she would be available to transition her replacement The town charter requires the commission to fill the vacancy by appointment. Mayor Dan Dodge said the commission will take the necessary steps, but he hasnt thought yet about the timing. With so many residents on vacation, he may delay the appointment he said to give us as many considerations as possible. Celinda had great responsibilities here which she did very well. We will seek the best candidate to take her place, Dodge said. It is not likely the seat will be filled for the budget workshop in September, he added.Beach committee will research ways to prevent erosionHillsboro Beach Commissioners have formed a Beach Preservation Committee and have named themselves its members. First meeting is set for Sept. 13. The focus of the meetings will the towns beaches. Coming off a $6 million sand nourishment project completed in April, town officials are now looking for ways to prevent the constant erosion. Claire Schubert, the commissioner in charge of beaches, said one of the things on the docket will be the hot spots where erosion regularly occurs such as at Port de Mer where Deerfield Beachs groin system is thought to be the cause. Schubert said that the groins, which government agencies were not allowing, are being modified to cause less impact. There is the possibility of doing a study, she said, adding each city will have its own concerns. Also on their agenda will be a discussion of permeable sand fences installed to help build the dune. Permits to install them are free, Schubert said. Coastal engineers have proposed a $52,900 study of the hot spots to consider erosion options but Commissioner Rhea Weiss protested, saying we should go right to the solutions. We dont need more evaluations. Beach watcher John Carlson reported to the commission that the town is darker than it has ever been, meaning more properties are coming into compliance with turtle lighting laws. Carlson said it is a record season for turtle nesting. He has spotted some double and even triple nests. One, a nest for loggerhead hatchings, considered an endangered species, has hatched and all of the young loggerheads made it to the ocean.Proposed budget looks stable; few increases soughtHillsboro BeachCommissioners adopted a preliminary millage rage of 3.8 mills Tuesday, the same strategy they used last year to ensure adequate funding for the 2010-11 budget. By starting with a higher millage, cities can reduce that percentage but by law cannot raise the initial millage. Stephen Bloom, of Severn Trent, the towns accountants, presented a balanced budget for 2011-12 of $4.98 million using 3.50 as the preliminary millage rate, a substantial increase over the current $4,187 million budget due to a beach bond payment of $911,962. Revenues from taxes, chiefly real estate, show a slight increase over the current year. Operating expenditures remain even. The commission will review the budget September 16.SwatelleContinued from page 1


22 The Pelican Friday, July 15, 2011 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeerfield Beach A panel of experts from the Urban Land Institute has recommended turning Sullivan Park and the eastern end of the Cove Shopping Center into a marina village by blending a combination of residential, retail, restaurant and water-related activities. Meeting here two days last week, the architects, developers, parking expert and urban designers studied an area now filled by a vacant field, the Two Georges (former Cove) Restaurant and its marina property, the underpass beneath the Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge, Sullivan Park an adjoining vacant lot and Chamber of Commerce building. They envisioned small structures, with a marina flair, in an enlarged Sullivan Park to give the area a porous feel. Key to such an enhancement, according to Community Redevelopment Agency Manager Keven Klopp, will be partnerships. Key players will be Mike OLeary who heads the investment group that owns a vacant lot, once Pals Restaurant, on the south side of the Intracoastal Bridge, Steve Scaggs, owner of the Two Georges and vacant land south of that marina, and the ULI sees marina village for Sullivan Park areacity, which owns Sullivan Park. Everybody has to work together to make it happen, Klopp said. OLeary, who has been a player here since the s, said this week he and his partners are interested in any plan that makes sense and is far for all sides. We love Deerfield Beach and would like to continue to invest therewere open to all discussions. But, the developer added, Unlike some others, we are able to stay the course. We are well funded. This is not a distress situation. The panel identified a number of problem areas, chiefly parking and access to the Intracoastal Waterway park. A parking garage is recommended for the OLeary tract. The road running behind the Chamber is a problem because it splits the property. Better access would be provided by moving the road up against the bridge, the panel said. It also recommended that the city buy the vacant parcel adjacent to the park where the Riverview Restaurant once stood. The panel said a good use for that parcel would be residential development, but in the end agreed it was better for the city to control it. The tract is now owned by Builders Bank of New York. Klopp said the Institutes work here is the type of thing that gets people to take a step forward in the same directionthey see the city has a serious interest in getting them together. The cost of the discussion was $15,000. It was paid for from Community Redevelopment Agency funds after the city commission urged Klopp to get more input from the public on his Five-year Capital Improvement Plan. Improvements to Sullivan Park and purchase of surrounding properties have been included in the five-year plan.


The Pelican 23 Friday, July 15, 2011 Dont Miss Pompano Beach Summertime Green Marketat Founders Park NE 3 Avenue and 2 StreetSweet, sweet Georgia Peaches, Vine Ripe Tomatoes, From the Boat to You Fish Market. Buy a Snow Cone, Help the Hungry!Saturdays9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call By Their Fruits 954-461-3385The babies are already nesting. Shhh! and watch your step on the beach. Its turtle season in South Florida. A Card party held by the Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does Drove 142 is scheduled for July 26 at the Pompano Beach Elks Lodge 700 N.E. 10th St. Open to the public Bring your table of friends or group and have an afternoon of fun. 11 a m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $4 which includes dessert, coffee or tea. Please call 561-479-2002 for reservations.Pompano card parties providing participants the chance to watch a 400-pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs, nature permitting. Turtle Walks run from 9 p.m. to approximately 1a.m., and participation cost is $19 for non-members. Additional information and reservations are available at 954-7130930; Detective Story Camp Fern Forests summer day camp Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek continues its Nature Detectives, a weeklong summer day camp for ages 8 to 11. Spaces are still available for the July and August sessions, which run Mondays through Fridays, July 18-22 and August 1-5. Each day of the camp focuses on a different theme, as participants explore the nature centers inhabitants through hands-on experiences, crafts, and other activities. The fee is $75 per camper per week. Call 954-357-5198.TheaterSol Childrens Theater presents Summer Theater Festival 2011 July 15, 16, 17 at 2 and 7 p.m. at Sol Children Theatre 3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Call 561-447-8829, email solchildtroupe@aol.comSightingsContinued from page 16


24 The Pelican Friday, July 15, 2011 Deer eld Chamber seeks business nominationsDeerfield Beach -Save the Date for the upcoming annual gala event to honor a chamber busines as Voice of the World. The Chamber is honoring Global Commerce in Deerfield Beach with Voice of the World awards at the Hilton Deerfield Beach Hotel. Business owners interested in participating may compete as a Voice. Submit a letter with 50 words or less explaining why your company should be chosen, or business owners can nominate others in the community. For more information visit: http://www.deerfieldchamber. com/ or call 954-427-1050. Black tie optional. Cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m.We mean business. Call The Pelican 954-783-8700 to advertise your business. The babies are already nesting. Shhh! and watch your step on the beach. Its turtle season in South Florida

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