Friday, August 5, 2011 Vol. XVIIII, Issue 31 Call 954-783-8700 to Advertise Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.pompanopelican.com The The Pelican PelicanHurricane Season is here. Ready? Arty buckets encourage The Butt Stops Here initiativeBy Judy VikPELICAN WRITERLBTS A local hotelier has come up with his solution to beaches being used as an ashtray when smokers toss their cigarette butts in the sand. Cigarette butts are the No. 1 pollutant by far, says John Boutin, general manager of the Windjammer Resort and Beach Club on El Mar Drive. Whats the problem? When people go to the beach, they bring parasols, chairs and suntan lotion. But no one ever brings an ashtray, he says. For his smoking guests Boutin is providing a receptacle. Ive bought buckets, and Im contracting with the 9Muses Art Center to have their members paint them, he said. The 9Muses program is run by the Broward County Mental Health Association. Windjammer staff distribute the small, colorful metal buckets to guests who smoke with instructions to use them as ashtrays while on their property outdoors and at the beach. The buckets have been very well received. Theyre personalized, and the guests are using them, Boutin said, as he addressed the town commission recently. Due to the cuteness factor each bucket is an individual piece By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFWhat would communities be like without dedicated volunteers like Geri Gunderson who has been giving her talents and time to many worthy causes in John Knox Village, or JKV, and elsewhere? This modest woman paused from her busy schedule to talk to the Pelican. After 27 years with the I.R.S. in different capacities, I retired as a tax examiner in the bankruptcy department of collection in 1991. Two years later, she and her husband, Ralph moved into JKV. I had barely reached the starting age for this community, and I was less than enthused about the move, she recalls. But once here, I fell in love with the place, the people I met and the many areas in which I could volunteer. That was almost 18 years ago and shes still serving as chairman of the scal committee for the Village. She is also past president and current board member on the Legislative Committee of N.A.R.F.E., or National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 558, and she recently joined the Board of the North Broward Democratic Club. Village President and CEO, Bob Scharmann calls Geris service Faithful and diligent . The residents and their homes have been her number one priority. Gunderson has served on and been chair of the Village Health Committee, been vice president and president of the JKV Senate, a four year active member of Long Range Planning Committee. With a sigh Gunderson says, How quickly one can sum up such a long time. Listing those committees and activities leaves out the wonderful friendships that resulted from residents working together and the shared Geri Gunderson has given 17 years of volunteer service to JKV and the surrounding community See GUNDERSON on page 4 Mayor makes controversial board appointment at DBHABy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach Mayor Peggy Noland named three new members to the Deer eld Beach Housing Authority Board of Commissioners this week including blogger Chaz Stevens who served brie y after Noland was elected in March. Also appointed was Sally Potter. The appointment of Nolands third choice, a Michael Weiss, was delayed until commissioners could meet him. Stevens re-appointment drew a sharp response from the boards former vice chairman Richard Sales whose term has expired. Sales has been a vocal supporter of the Deer eld Beach HousSee HOUSING AUTHORITY on page 17 See BUTTS on page 16A young woman poses with Police Women of Broward County at the Pompano Beach National Night Out held at Founders Park. Guests enjoyed hot dogs, sodas, demonstrations and an evening of stepping out against crime. Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti welcomed the crowd after arriving by helicopter. [Staff photo]
2 The PelicanFriday, August 5, 2011 His position is more than he expected or anticipated, but his head for business put George Brummer in his place on the daisVice-Mayor Candidly Discusses Role, Citys Future By Andrew ScottPELICAN STAFFA persistent critic at the citys last commission meeting just didnt get it, says Pompanos Vice-Mayor George Brummer. Although the commission is taking August off, he [the critic] made it sound like we were really going to be on vacation, Brummer said. What he didnt realize is that we dont get paid a lot of money in light of what were expected to do, Brummer added. Furthermore, even on vacations, cell phones still ring and e-mails still come. Brummer, 80, recently spoke in an interview with the Pelican of his role as vicemayor and commissioner for District 5, his accomplishments in city government, his vision for Pompano, and the misperceptions about the job held by those like the persistent critic. City government is a complex beast that was not always on Brummers radar. Before moving to Pompano from Chicago in 1983, he served as president of a life insurance company. After relocating, he ventured into publishing, serving as publisher and editor of Currents magazine. For more than 15 years he also served on the citys Planning and Zoning board and on numerous committees. Eventually, he found that he had gained a fairly good handle on the city, he said. So when his predecessor, Herb Skolnick, underwent major surgery in 2003 and did not recover, Brummer ran for the District 5 seat and won. There wasnt really anyone who knew the district and the city as well as I did, he said. But only a few months into the job, he realized just how little he knew about how city government operates. I was probably better prepared [to take the seat] than any commissioner I knew, but I still found there was a lot more to city government than what I imagined.See BRUMMER on page 3 Vice Mayor George Brummer, a longtime supporter of cultural activities, is shown here with Bob Luptok, Steinway Gallery and a winner of the citys piano competition. Pompano Beach Vice Mayor George Brummer
The Pelican 3 Friday, August 5, 2011 Hardest to come to terms with was how the citys budget alone is responsible for what happens in a city home to about 100,000 residents. I dont think people grasp how the budget operates the city, because it doesnt happen that way in private industry, Brummer noted. The budget is the controlling nancial force. As a ve-time elected city commissioner, Brummer has made the citys zoning code a top priority during his tenure. Its more than 50 yearsold, Brummer told the Pelican. It is a patch quilt of ordinances. So he has pushed for the code to be revised and updated. The soon-tobe-completed revision, will allow developers to construct new buildings because of restrictions that are a little less restrictive. A Palm Aire park, Brummers brainchild, recently broke ground. Slated for completion in November, the park will boast a playground, six tennis courts, tot lots, handball courts, a basketball court and an exercise pavilion. The park, intended to meet the need of the younger population that has moved into the area, will be named in Brummers honor. When Brummer assesses Pompanos development needs, he says weve got to do something from here [City Hall] on Atlantic Boulevard to Federal Highway, on both arteries nothing really has happened in the last 20 years. One idea he overwhelmingly supports is the proposed Civic and Cultural Center. Ive suggested that if were going to have something somewhat unique, we should expand that and have something like a mini-convention center because we dont have anything like that in the city, Brummer said. He envisions that the complex will be a boon to the city center with many area businesses bene ting from its visitors. However, he has one stipulation, that the building has bold architecture. Its projects like the Civic and Cultural Center that the 28-year Pompano resident hopes will help the city regain its place on the map. We have to nd a way to make a mark, to give the city something that distinguishes it from the [other cities]. Brummers style is sometimes described as no nonsense. Two years ago, he threatened repercussions if a ve year-old project to plant trees along a corridor between Atlantic Boulevard and Martin Luther King Boulevard did not move more quickly. There should not be any other delays or else Ill suggest some heads roll, he said at the time. Things reached the point where I needed to do that, and I did it conscientiously, he told the Pelican. But in general, Brummer says playing hardball is not his style. I dont tend to get aggravated or short tempered. Only when a matter is embellished is his patience most tested. Thats probably an outgrowth of my education and experience in mathematics where you dont deal with uff; you get right to the point of it, he said. I dont need the sales pitch, just tell me what youre after. As for Brummers future, he says his goals within city government extend only to next March. At that point, I will be running again for the city commission seat, he stated. If he wins and completes that term, he says he doesnt know what hell do the next time. Im not worrying about it now. I never lived a life of plansI had no expectation to live until 80, to be in city government and politics, the father of two and grandfather of six said. It just happened. BrummerContinued from page 2
4 The PelicanFriday, August 5, 2011 pleasure weve felt at some of our hard won successes. Plenty of times we werent successful in achieving our goals. The Health Center was her favorite service. I guess I had a lot of empathy for the residents and the employees and always wanted to improve the conditions for both. Im still feeling good about the fact that I brought the poorly paid CNAs, or Certi ed Nurse Attendants, to the attention of Frank Furman, our Board Chairman then and was instrumental in getting them an hourly wage increase. Another achievement for the Health Center under her leadership was the addition of a family room and serenity room for the residents. Gunderson recalls, An amazingly hard working team fundraised, dealt with frustrations, and worked tirelessly for four years to make these room additions possible, but they did it and Health Center residents now have a private place to visit with family and a place to transact private business with bankers, lawyers, etc. A printed pamphlet about these additions attributed the success to the leadership of Geri Gunderson who has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for our Health Center Residents. Much of the efforts would not have happened if Geri had not seen the need. Paula and Irwin Woolf were part of that team. Paula says, Volunteering is of the utmost importance in any community. We have known Geri and Ralph for 17 years and they both have, and Geri still does more than her share. She still is one of our most energetic, intelligent and caring residentsa true asset to JKV. Working on the Long Range Planning Committee under John Hookers leadership was another rewarding job to Gunderson. She says, We worked as teams and got input from every department in the Village. At the end of each year, we produced a booklet with recommendations to Administration and the Board of Directors. Our reward is seeing some of those recommendation taken and acted upon. We were heard. JKV has a representative government called the Senate for the residents to express their thoughts, wishes and reactions to their quality of life. Gunderson gravitated to this area, rst becoming one of the 35 Village Senators, each representing the residents living in a de ned area and eventually president of the Senate and says, This is a hot seat and very challenging. Its a spot where its easy to make friends, and enemies. My husband was terminal at the time I was president and sometimes the combined pressure was overwhelming. Currently as chair of the Senate Fiscal Committee, Gunderson says, Together, as a committee, we evaluate the information given to us by our CFO, Jean Eccleston and then we present options and ideas to management, the Senate and eventually to the Board of Directors. I like this job because I want to know where our money is and where it goes. Her NARFE involvement puts Gunderson in touch with past and present government employees all over Broward County. She says, Ive been active in NARFE for 10 years because we have a big stake in decisions made about us. Currently we are under attack and we aim to ght back. Im a past president of Chapter 558 and I try to address our concerns in the monthly newsletter I currently write. As a new Board member of North Broward Democratic Club, I am enjoying being more aware of and active in Pompano Beach and the greater world around us. With all of these interests, still the most important of all is her family including son Rick, daughter Carole and granddaughters, Kelly and Kristy. Asked why she continues to do all of these things, Gunderson pauses and nally says, It boils down to a simple answer. I care. Thank you for years of service to the world around you, Geri Gunderson. NARFE representatives meet with Congressman Ron Klein! L to R: Mike Stern, Chapter 2335, Ron Klein, former congressman, Rita Daniels, Chapter 558, Tony Torchia District 6 and Geri Gunderson, past president Chapter 558 GundersonContinued from page 1
The Pelican 5 Friday, August 5, 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 Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFHillsboro Beach A meeting to encourage residents to join the towns rst major recycling effort will be held Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2 and 3 p.m. at town hall. Representatives from Waste Management, the towns solid waste collector, and the Broward County Recycling Division, will speak on the pro ts and environmental bene ts of recycling. The cost of the service, $14,000 a year, will be paid from the towns operating Town offering free singlestream recycling, meeting Aug. 16 will cover details budget. Each ton of recyclables collected earns a $56 rebate. Commissioner Rhea Weiss who is spearheading the effort said there is a possibility of grant money from the county. Hillsboro Beach is one of the last cities in Broward to offer a recycling program. Here, the 96-gallon rolling cart provided each home and condominium free of charge will be a receptacle for paper, plastic, metal and glass bottles. Weiss hopes a representative from each multi-family See Recycling on page 8 See Sightings on page 8School Supplies NeededAssumption Catholic Church and the LBTS Chamber are sponsoring a drive to collect school supplies to get local homeless/needy elementary students off to a great new school year. We would like this to be a true community effort throughout Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Please join us by donating new supplies such as: pens, pencils, rulers, scissors, glue, highlighters, crayons, water paints, paper, notebooks, pocket folders, backpacks, calculators and dictionaries. Collection boxes are available at Assumption Church, LBTS Town Hall and the LBTS Chamber of Commerce/Welcome Center from August 1 through August 15. A small donation from each of us will make a big difference for many families. All materials will be given to local schools.ArtAug. 5 Art over the Bridge features Atilla Lakatoush, from 8 to 10 p.m. at 9 Hibiscus Ave., Pompano Beach. Live entertainment, caricaturist and sculpturist. Art on the Boulevard Enjoy the ocean breezes and the talents of young artists, Aug. 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Greight Spaces Interior Design, 2611 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach. Artists this month are Albina Su, Alejandro Miramontes, Andrea Bottelli, Carol-Anne McFarlane, Debra Kaszovitz,
6 The PelicanFriday, August 5, 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. 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Neuberger, Phil Barnes, Connor Sheridan Account Executives: Paul Shroads, Carolyn Mann, Bill Heaton, Special Of ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 Volume XVIIII, Issue 31 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren OpinionDear Residents and Business Owners, Nearly a quarter million students will be returning to school in Broward County on Monday, Aug. 22. The safety of all children is our number one priority, and it should be yours, too. Even if you do not have school age children, it is important to remember there are ways everyone can help keep our kids safe! Drivers need to remember that Florida law prohibits passing, in either direction, a school bus that is stopped with its ashing lights activated. Drivers must also remember to slow down in school zones. Driving slowly and carefully through school zones sharply reduces the risk of a tragic accident. Anyone caught passing a stopped school bus or speeding in a school zone can expect a costly ne the Broward Sheriffs Of ce simply will not tolerate violations that could harm a child. Remember, many students will be riding their bicycles or walking to school. Pay attention to crosswalks and areas near schools where children could potentially dart into the roadway. Being hit by a car is by far the greatest threat to any child walking or riding a bicycle to school. Parents and guardians need to ensure their child is wearing a helmet its the law. Helmets are the single most effective safety device for cyclists and greatly reduce the risk of death or critical injury. Remind your child to always ride his or her bicycle with the ow of traf c and obey stop signs and traf c signals. Children should also stay on the sidewalk and only cross at crosswalks. Now is a good time to remind your child to never, ever stop to talk to strangers on the way to and from school and, most importantly, never get into any vehicle with a stranger. These could potentially be life-threatening. Again, even if you do not have school age children, if you see something suspicious near a school or playground, report it to 911 immediately. If you have watched or listened to news reports lately, bullying among teens and young adults is a hot topic. Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Children who are bullied have a hard time defending themselves. Usually, bullying is repeated over time. Bullying can take many forms such as physical, verbal, emotional and cyberbullying. Signs that your child might be bullied are: torn clothes, loss of appetite, mood changes and/or a reluctance to go to school. Bullying whether or not it is happening to your child or a classmate should be reported right away. You may make an anonymous report by calling the Broward School Districts emergency hotline at 754.321.0911. By keeping safety in mind, we can all work together to make the 2011-2012 school year safe and successful. As always, you can stay up to date about BSO news and information by visiting our website at www.sheriff.org, become a fan of our Facebook page (Broward Sheriffs Of ce Of cial), follow us on Twitter@browardsheriff or sign up for our CyberVisor program. Stay safe! Sheriff Al Lamberti250,000 children are thinking about school, so the rest of us need to think about their safety City issues of cial statement regarding Wests visit to groupWilton Manors The Mayor and Commission of the City of Wilton Manors would like to make clear that while they do not support Congressman Allen Wests positions on equality for the GLBT community, the City is against the threatened action to call for a boycott of local businesses. A healthy business sector is a critical part of the economic vitality of any community and to damage those small businesses, many of which are owned by and employ members of the GLBT community makes no sense; particularly in such challenging economic times. It should be clear that Ms. Celeste Ellich, current President of the Wilton Manors Business Association (WMBA) does not in any way speak for the City of Wilton Manors nor does she represent the City in any capacity. As a private citizen and head of a private organization, she is free to rent our facility and invite anyone as a featured speaker. Neither the City nor its businesses were involved in her decision to invite Congressman West. The City would hope that she would extend similar invitations to all legislators (state and federal) who represent Wilton Manors. Regardless, the members of WMBA cover the gamut of our Citys signi cant and diverse business community and employers, and include everything from major area hospitals and banks to local restaurants, professional services, and even the City itself. We want to make it absolutely clear that the City of Wilton Manors supports its business community, and has undertaken substantial efforts to sustain existing businesses, and to attract new businesses. Calling for an economic boycott of our business community because you do not happen to agree with Ms. Ellichs invitation to Congressman West is not only counterproductive, but is irresponsible, stated Mayor Gary Resnick. As a member of the GLBT Caucus, I was taken aback that such action would even be suggested. Furthermore, damaging our businesses will not affect Ms. Ellichs or Congressman Wests attitudes or beliefs. While the City has no issue with residents exercising their rights to peaceful protest and to communicate their views, including making their views known at the ballot box, we strongly object to a call for a boycott of our businesses, and suggest that Mr. Rajner would be better served to get his points across in some positive way, rather than threaten to hurt the wonderful, diverse and vital businesses in our city. Tisha BAv: A Fast Day of Historical TragediesBy Rabbi David Hartley MarkTEMPLE SHOLOM OF POMPANO BEACHA great deal of Jewish history is full of sad events, but there is one day, in particular, which is fraught with tragedy: the Ninth Day of the Hebrew Month of Av, known in Hebrew as Tisha BAv, which this year falls on Tuesday, August 9th According to the Talmud (composed between 5th Century BCE and 220 Common Era), God designated that day for bad fortune after the Israelites in the wilderness reacted to the report of the spies whom Moses sent out to traverse the Promised Land. Nearly all of the spies brought back a negative report, and the Israelites, lacking faith in God, wept from fear all of that night. God said, in effect, You wept for no reason: in the future, Ill give you something to cry about! Sadly, the following cataclysms befell the Jewish people on Tisha BAv throughout history: In 586 BCE (Before the Common Era), the rst Holy Temple in Jerusalem, built by King Solomon, was destroyed by Babylonian armies commanded by the Emperor Nebuchadnezzar. In the year 70 CE, the second temple was destroyed by the Tenth Roman Legion, under General Titus. During the 2nd Century CE, the fortress of Beitar, the last symbol of Jewish resistance to Roman rule, was overcome.See Tisha BAv on page 13 [Ed. Note] The above letter is in response the cancellation of the Wilton Manors Business Associations Aug. 8 meeting, planned for Hagen Park. Controversy arose when some people objected to an invitation sent to Congressman Allen West to speak at their meeting. Objections were based on Wests history of public comments regarding the GLBT community. City of cials approved the above letter.
The Pelican 7 Friday, August 5, 2011 The babies are already nesting. Shhh! And watch your step on the beach. Its turtle season in South Florida Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach Using $3 million he anticipates will be raised by the new utility tax and an estimated $2.1 million savings from cuts in employee wages and bene ts, City Manager Burgess Hanson has crafted an operating budget of $73.8 million that allows for a one mil decrease in property taxes. The budget is $652,000 less than last year. The proposed millage is 5.7688. Budget preparation started with $7 8.161 million in departmental requests and a $1.4 million de cit due to the drop in property values. Four hundred non-uniformed employees will take a ve percent decrease in their pay checks, forego merit pay and cost of living hikes and make contributions to their health plans in 2011-2012. And although contract negotiations with Fire ghters Local 1673 has not yet produced an agreement, Finance Director Hugh Dunkley said the same salary and bene t numbers were applied to the re department budget. The early retirement incentive offered and accepted by 31 city employees was not part of the calculations, Dunkley said. Major reorganization of several departments also contributed to overall savings, Dunkley said. We eliminated redundant positions and realigned others, he said. As of December 31, the Department of Public Works will be disbanded with its divisions going to Parks and Recreation Maintenance and the Department of Environmental Services. Funding for the current director position, held by Carl Peter, will be eliminated. Also eliminated is the Community Development Department which has been contracted to a third-party consultant and along with that the managers position now held by Peter Parkin. Planning and growth management will be restructured to coincide with the building division but most positions will be intact. New revenues of $100,000 will be realized from increases in fees for developers and business licenses Changes are also occurring in the Department of Parks and Recreation which had zone manager positions which Budget comes in lower than last year and saves taxpayers one milSee BUDGET on page 15
8 The PelicanFriday, August 5, 2011 complex as well as residents of single-family homes will attend the August 16 meeting. Those who are unable to attend will be contacted at a later date. Information at the meeting will be provided by Stacy Morin from the county and Luigi Pace from Waste Management. Pick up schedules and cart placement will be explained. Well know after the meeting who still needs information, Weiss said. The program, entirely voluntary, probably will not make the town money because of its small size, but Weiss said there are other reasons to recycle. It improves air quality, reuses materials, saves space in the land ll and saves energy, she said. Several years ago, Waste Management set up a dumpster at town hall for recyclables, but the program was halted when residents began dropping off non-recyclable materials and the bin constantly over owed. RecyclingContinued from page 5 SightingsContinued from page 5Democrats women celebrate Equality DayPompano Beach The Democratic Womens Club will meet Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. The topic will be Womens Equality Day. On Aug. 26, 1920, women won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution became law. The struggle began in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York, at the rst womens rights convention. 2011 marks the 91st anniversary of womens suffrage. The meeting will include a short lm documenting the history of Womens Suffrage. Call 954-942-8711. Doggie Daycare & Grooming, 2155 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, hosted its grand opening this week. Pictured are Commissioner Scott Newton, Kyle Thompson, Mayor Gary Resnick and business owners Josh Meneses and Alan Aghazadian. 754-223-4776. [Photo by Shires Photography] See Sightings on page 13Dwight Hoffman, Isabelle Wilczynska, Jose Herazo, Osorio, Jody Leshinsky, Karla Smith, Marc Lipp, R. Lewis Hooten, Robert Grauer. The event is free and open to the public.EventsAug. 6 Historical Society of Deer eld Beach hosts tours of the historical Butler House, 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd. the 1920 Old Deer eld School, 232 NE 2 St., Deer eld Beach and the 1926 Deer eld Train Station, 1300 W. Hillsboro Blvd. The docent-led tour is free and focuses on the history of the city. Donations are welcome. Call 954-429-0378. Aug. 5 East Village Uncorked 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy over 15 restaurants featuring international cuisine, wine
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10 The PelicanFriday, August 5, 2011 Michelle Weingard and Police Chief Pete Sudler. By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach Michelle Weingard saw something that looked suspicious in her Gates of Hillsboro neighborhood July 7, so she called BSO. Her alertness earned her praise this week when Police Chief Pete Sudler publicly thanked her at a city commission meeting. Weingards report dovetailed with the description given by a 13-year-old in Deer Run, the victim of a home robbery. Weingard had become alarmed when she saw people running from a home in her neighborhood. Her description of the vehicle and the suspects matched the teens and enabled police to spot the burglars car on Powerline Road. A short while later one man was apprehended and the Sharp eyes help cops recover stolen property eld Beach replacing Executive Of cer Kevin Granville who has been given the rank of captain and assigned in Pompano Beach. Glassman began his career in New York City in 1985 and joined BSO in 1989 coming up through the ranks to his most recent position, homicide sergeant. He holds a masters degree in criminal justice. According to Chief Pete Sudler, who introduced Glassman at the commission meeting this week, his only fault is he is a Jets fan. property stolen in Deer Run and Gates of Hillsboro was retrieved. In lauding Weingard for her actions, Chief Sudler said We need help from the residents. We need your eyes and ears.BSO promotionsDeer eld BeachThe city has a new second-in-command at the police station. Neal Glassman was promoted July 25 and assigned to Deer-
The Pelican 11 Friday, August 5, 2011 Gonot gets jail time for stealing fundsDeer eld Beach Former city commissioner Steve Gonot was sentenced to one-year in jail and ve years of probation last week for stealing $5,135 in funds from his campaign account. He was released on $20,000 bond and will appeal the sentence handed down by Circuit Court Judge Barbara McCarthy. Gonot served from 2001 to 2008 when he was charged and removed from of ce. His trial was held in May. Two other former commissioners await disposition of their cases. Former Mayor Al Capellini was charged shortly after Gonot with unlawful compensation stemming from work he did at the Natura community here and Commissioner Sylvia Poitier was suspended by the governor in May after she was charged with falsifying public records.Taco Bell, ALDI store in the planning stagesDeer eld Beach Two commercial applications were approved by the commission this week, one a plat for an ALDI supermarket at 747 S. Federal Highway, the other a site plan for a Taco Bell at 50 N. Federal Highway. In both cases, residents living next to the sites expressed concerns about noise. The ALDI plat must go to the county for approvals which could take more than one year. Residents of Hampton Gardens asked for assurances that a wall and landscaping would buffer their properties. Representatives for Taco Bell said a 10-foot wall will be erected behind the residences on Little Harbor Way which back up to the restaurant, formerly a Wendys. They also said they will mute the speaker at the drive-thru and install lighting with zero foot candles at their property line. The drive-thru is open until 2 a.m. But not every business has been as thoughtful Resident Chris McGeary complained that the Walgreens opened there last year has lights that shine on us and the drive-thru produces a lot of noise.
12 The PelicanFriday, August 5, 2011 By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFMarge Carlson didnt want to leave her home in Wisconsin and the family business that she and her husband, Carl, had started. But the harsh winters had taken their toll on Carl, a young 40-year-old Navy Veteran who had just suffered a heart attack. Their physician told the couple that Carl should move to Florida and play golf every day. Carl followed that advice to the tee and enjoyed another 22 years with his family. I came reluctantly, for Carls health, and I never looked back, says Marge. Most folks around here knew Carl and still know Marge as the owners of the Martinizing Dry Cleaners. They own successful Martinizing franchise in Wisconsin, so when they moved to Pompano Beach in 1967, it was a logical move to buy another Martinizing franchise and set up business at the Harbor Village Shopping Center, 2667 E. Atlantic Boulevard, 44 years ago. Martinizing Dry Cleaners, McDonalds Restaurant and Kentucky Fried Chicken all started about the same time and were all successful. We chose to go with Martinizing because we knew about dry cleaning, Marge says. And they had a little luck on their side. Had they leased the space next to the Publix on East Atlantic Boulevard. If we had, says Marge. We wouldnt be here now. The Atlantic Boulevard Publix, a new store when Marge and Carl came in the s, has recently been demolished and is now in the process of being rebuilt. The franchise company wanted us at Publix, says Marge, but added, Carl didnt want to be next to a grocery store. He said people would be thinking about food, and he wanted people to be thinking about dry cleaning when they came to us. After driving from Hollywood to West Palm Beach, Carl nally decided on the corner spot at Harbor Village. He started with a 10-year lease. Marge remembers that there was only one high-rise, Ever April, on the beach at the time, There were 10 dry cleaning places between us and the beach, she says, People told us wed never make any money here, but competition didnt worry Carl. Had those people known more about him, they may not have been so eager to discourage him. Carl was in the rst wave of the invasion on Normandy Beach in WWII. His ship sank, and he had to swim to shore. He got back on another ship. He left the Navy in 1946. But he never left his patriotic beliefs. Today, his family honors those beliefs. Harbor Village Dry Cleaners never charges active military men or women for uniform cleaning. American ags are also cleaned with honor and without charge. Marge and Carl kept the The story behind Harbor Village Cleanerss success in Pompano Beach is steeped in family love, hard work and patriotismSee HARBOR CLEANERS on page 13
The Pelican 13 Friday, August 5, 2011 franchise because Martinizing was a good name for dry cleaning. In 1955, they went out on their own and incorporated Harbor Village Dry Cleaners. Their children, Bill, who still works at the business, and Pam, a nurse, are all part owners. Marge remembers with tears the day the Martinizing sign came down. But by then, the business was owing with steady customers and in 1984 they bought their building. In 1989, Carl died. Says Marge, Pompano has been very good to us. We have been blessed. Our son, Bill, came to help. He had been a minister for a Presbyterian Church. He gave it up to come and help. We have no complaints about business today. We praise God that He brought us to Pompano Beach because He is the one who did it. This year Marge and her family celebrate 44 years in business. They are very excited about the renovation plans that are in the works for them and for many businesses on the Boulevard. Tonight, at the East Village Uncorked art, food and CRA party that takes place at the Village Harbor Shops, you can stop by Harbor Cleaners and meet Marge between 5 and 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. But dont expect some shy, retiring woman behind the counter. As she told The Pelican, Were ready for another 44 years. Got that, girl? Harbor CleanersContinued from page 121 See Sightings on page 15 ourished for centuries. In 1914, World War I began on this date, which caused a great deal of Jewish suffering, as the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe and Russia found themselves caught between warring armies. Indeed, during this con ict, the German army was regarded as the savior. Although the suffering of the Jews and other ethnic groups during this war hardly matched those of World War II, this war set the stage for the latter hostilities. How is this day observed? Jewish congregations gather to read from the Book of Lamentations, attributed to the prophet Jeremiah, which describes the suffering the Jewish community faced during the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem. The fast lasts twentyfour hours for observant Jews who mourn the loss of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, although many modern Jews regard the restoration of Israel as a sign of Gods ful lling the promise of our peoples restoration to their land, and, accordingly, do not fast. Other Jews argue that, since Messiah has not yet arrived and the temple rebuilt, the fasting rite should be continued. Whatever a Jews personal custom is, this holy day exempli es how our people can continue, indeed prosper, despite a past full of setbacks and dif culties. It is a perfect time for introspection and meditating on our connection to God: Let us search and examine our ways, and turn back to the Lord (Lamentations 3:40). At Temple Sholom, our daily minyan/morning service will include some readings for the holiday: join us on Tuesday morning, Aug 9, at 8:45 a.m. In 1290, King Edward I signed an edict expelling all Jews from England; they were not permitted to return until 1657, under Oliver Cromwell. (It is noteworthy that Shakespeare, who wrote an anti-semitic play, The Merchant of Venice, probably never met a Jew in his life.) In 1492, the Inquisition in uenced King Ferdinand to cast out all the Jews of Spain, where they had lived and Tisha BAvContinued from page 6SightingsContinued from page 8tastings from around the world in participating shops, artist exhibits throughout Harbor Village and live entertainment in three locations at this free event open to the public. Various merchants will be hosting in-store specials and giveaways, interactive art projects, and more! Win a $50 shopping spree! Pick-up a Discovery Tour Guide at participating merchants in Harbor Village, Atlantic Square Shopping Center or at the CRA information booth. Free Parking is available. Event is located just west of the Intracoastal on East Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach. Visit pompanobeachcra.com or call 954.786.7824 for more details.
14 The PelicanFriday, August 5, 2011 By Judy VikPELICAN WRITERLauderdale-By-The-Sea Commissioners have agreed to pay down 15 percent of the principle on the towns $1.366 million parking debt with no pre-payment penalties. The vote was 3-2 at the July 26 meeting. The move, negotiated with SunTrust Bank, saves the town $167,319 over the life of the loan, according to Tony Bryan, nance director. Amount of the rst pre-payment is $204,972. Another option was to pay off the loan entirely for a savings of $180,984. Town Manager Connie Hoffmann recommended the option the commission selected. If interest rates go up, our prepayment penalty would go down further. It might disappear entirely, she said, so I think it makes sense to take the risk and spend the additional $13,000. In the event interest rates go up, we could then move to pay off the loan for considerable savings. At an earlier meeting, the commission directed staff to negotiate the reduction or elimination of the early payment penalty on the Sun Trust loan should they choose to pay it off. Bryan said he was not entirely successful but bank of cials had agreed to increase the prepayment penalty discount to 30 percent. Commissioner Scot Sasser said he was disappointed that 30 percent is the most the bank would come off the prepayment penalty. In October 2005, the town borrowed $2 million at an interest rate of 3.95 to be repaid in quarterly installments over 15 years. The town has paid $633,039 of principle and $385,503 in interest. As of June 30, the outstanding balance was $1.366 million. By paying the 15 percent each year, the town will pay off the loan in ve years. The loan was used to pay part of the acquisition cost of the A1A parking lot. Board decides to speed up payments on parking lot debt
The Pelican 15 Friday, August 5, 2011 are being eliminated. Ocean Rescue Captain Lee Magnuson and one lieutenant will retire and while Magnuson will be replaced, all other positions in the division will be frozen. Because the shing pier will be under construction, it will be closed midnight to 6 a.m. except on Friday, Saturday and Sunday when it is open 24 hours. One victim of tighter nances is the citys Teen Center which will be closed and used for code enforcement. Hanson said statistics show the center has few patrons. Its programs may be transferred to schools and other city facilities. Although the city and the Broward Sheriffs Of ce are in talks regarding BSO taking over operation of the local re/rescue department, the new budget assumes the department will remain in-house. Hanson said, however, such a merger is his most opportunistic goal to lower the cost of running the city. The only capital item the department has requested is a rescue vehicle costing $265,000 which can be paid for over time. Fire Chief Chad Brocato has cut $577,000 from his operating expenses. Hanson said re/ rescue is now operating on a shoestring budget. City Attorney Andy Maurodis cut his budget by $125,200 and will operate his of ce on $400,000. Funding for community groups remains the same except for the addition of $8,000 for the Target Industry Tax Refund. The Area Agency on Aging took a $10,000 hit while Homebound, Family Central, Women in Distress, NE Focal Point CASA and the beautication authority remain the same, for total expenditures of $106,764. In a letter Hanson said franchising all or part of the solid waste and recycling division could be cost-saving measure in the future. He plans to bring numbers to the commission before the end of the year. This year, the division enjoys a $1 million savings in tipping fees which should, in following years, lower consumer rates. The rst budget workshop is set for Thursday, August 11 at 7 p.m. BudgetContinued from page 7SightingsContinued from page 13Aug. 10 NE Focal Point Preschool OPEN HOUSE, 227 NW 2 Street, Deer eld Beach, 954-480-4473. 6 to 8 p.m. Guest Speaker: Bobbi Noderer, MS, LMFT Parenting with Peace and Purpose. Refreshments and Free Babysitting. Aug. 14 Pancake Breakfast Sunday 9 am to 12 Noon. Hosted by the Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES. Drove 142 at the Elks lodge, 700 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach. Adults $5., Children $2.50. \Call 954-725-5192 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.
16 The PelicanFriday, August 5, 2011 of art plus how well they work in the beach environment, our guests are very pleased to use them, he said. The tiny buckets are partially lled with sand. We were excited to be able to give our 9Muses members the assignment, and they embraced it with vigor, said Chris Yoculum, director of the program. Not only are they enjoying the creative project, but through the help of the hospitality and lodging sector of Laudedale-By-The-Sea, we are getting the message out about this remarkable and talented group that meets at the 9Muses Art Center. Now Boutin is bringing his idea to other hotels along El Mar Drive. Hes calling his initiative The Butt Stops Here, and is hoping his idea spreads through the town. We at Windjammer Resort recognize the large problem of cigarette butts on our beach, Boutin said. He understands that when smokers come to the beach, they dont have a way to dispose of their butts.Thats why the vast majority of them bury the butts in the sand. Unfortunately, cigarette butts do not decompose and simply rise back up to the surface, he said. Boutin is hopeful that if the program is successful for lodging establishments, the town would make the buckets available at beach portals. He thinks the program could catch on with condominiums as well. Through his program, with each donation of $180, the Mental Health Association of Broward will commission 9Muses for a dozen buckets for a business. Donations are tax deductible. 9Muses Art Center promotes a full range of artistic opportunities for persons whose lives are affected by mental illnesses. Through his program, with each donation of $180, the Mental Health Association of Broward will commission 9Muses for a dozen buckets for a business. Donations are tax deductible. 9Muses Art Center promotes a full range of artistic opportunities for persons whose lives are affected by mental illnesses. To join the initiative, contact the Windjammer of ce, at 954-776-4232.ButtsContinued from page 1Advertise Your Restaurant in The Pelican for coverage in nine North Broward cities. Call 954-783-8700.
The Pelican 17 Friday, August 5, 2011 Call to place your classi ed ad in The Pelican 954-783-8700 ing Authoritys, or DBHA, executive director Pam Davis, whom Stevens has targeted negatively many times on his website. This week the longtime board member said, I truly dont understand the mayors actions. For her to believe Chaz will do good is preposterous. Pam is an absolutely honest person. I think this is a personal vendetta. The appointment of three new people to the board also eliminates another longtime member Lee Giannino. Remaining members are Caryl Berner, Chairman Keith Emery, Ernestine Gray and Dr. Alan Leavitt. In June, Mayor Noland announced to the commission she would seek a hearing to review the boards actions relevant to charges it withheld information from the citys investigator Michael Kessler. Executive Director Pam Davis disputes the charge saying Kessler was supplied with public records after he submitted an abbreviated list. Since then, an inspector general from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has reviewed the department but has not issued a report. In a response prepared for the DBHA by attorney Tom Connick on July 15, letters from HUD give the local authority high marks and little criticism. Stevens appointment was approved by the commission, 4 to 1. Commissioner Marty Popelsky opposed it as he did the rst time around. This week he said, We gave Chaz an opportunity. Stevens attended only two meetings of the board and then resigned. I thought he was a negative individual and disruptive. I was surprised Peggy brought him up. Noland defended Stevens abrupt departure saying, He has assured me he will stay on until everything is straightened out. A lot of board members didnt want to work with him. Sales con rmed that when Stevens attended the two meetings there was tension. At Stevens second meeting, Connick and the boards attorney Bill Crawford made critical remarks about him, Sales said. Explaining why he had voted for Deer eld Beachs most infamous web commentor, Commissioner Joe Miller said He sends us ve emails a day. He doesnt go away he is relentless. My thought is hes worth a shot even though hes got a big ego. Were in uenced by his emails. Hes made a case for himself. Commissioner Bill Ganz also endorsed the appointment but said, I dont want to make this a circus weve gone beyond that. I hope whatever were doing, the intent is not a personal vendetta. According to his blog, Stevens has already emailed Davis the resume he wants posted on the DBHA website and has asked that the boards attorney not be present at the next meeting in order to save the Authority money. The board is scheduled to meet again Wednesday, Aug. 10, 4:3 0p.m. at the Business Skills Center, 553 S. Dixie Highway. Housing Authority Continued from page 1
18 The PelicanFriday, August 5, 2011 Classi edsCall 954-545-0013 PUBLIC NOTICEThe Deer eld Beach Housing Authority will accept applications for its Public Housing TWO (2) BEDROOM and THREE (3) BEDROOM Waiting List. Applications are also being accepted year round for our senior community ef ciencies and (1) bedroom units for individuals who are 52 years of age and older only. You can apply online at www. dbhaonline.org. For those individuals who need access to a computer to apply, call 954-425-8449 for the schedule. Individuals who are disabled and need reasonable accommodation to apply can contact the Center for Independent Living at 888-722-6400.Applications are accepted online only starting August 8th, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. and ending August 12th, 2011 at 4:30 p.m for our Public Housing TWO (2) BEDROOM and THREE (3) BEDROOM Waiting List. 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20 The Pelican Friday, August 5, 2011 Weekly Fishing Report Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001.. By Cindy ThumaPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach St. Coleman Catholic Church is one of the larger, more active Roman Catholic churches in Broward County. Its school is a whopper among parochial schools in the Archdiocese of Miami, and its athletic program has been dominant among parochial middle schools for decades. There are some very good reasons for its reputation for athletic excellence. One reason is the St. Coleman Youth Group Sports League, operated by the parishs mens club. The St. Coleman Parish rolls with youth sports, Walk on Water tournament results league offers co-ed soccer play in the fall and basketball in the spring. The program is modeled after youth athletic programs at other Christian churches and schools in the area, and not unlike Catholic Youth Organization programs of the past. At St. Colemans, the coaches are volunteers and the referees are local youths working for community service hours. The program is designed for students attending St. Coleman School and parishioners at St. Coleman Church. We have also allowed See ST. COLEMAN on page 21SPECIAL TO THE PELICANOverall fishing has been very productive this week, and with the drop in pressure from the approaching tropical storm, it should still be a consistent daytime swordfish bite, Right now day timing for swords is going off, with Good storm, bad stormconsistent bites throughout the day with catches in the 250450-lb category. Dolphin fishing has slowed down, but some are being caught in the 20 to 40-lb range. The mutton and yellowtail bites are steady in the 80 to 180 foot range with the anchor and chum technique being the best choice to load the wagon. Bonitos have still been moving through the reef with a report of a few wahoos caught in the 50 to 70-lb class. Best bet is to use live bait to get a shot at a few of these reef dragsters. With the storm approaching and the decision on whether the Salt Water Slam will take place or not is still a guess. Jamie Bunn says a decision will be made Friday. Be advised that the kick off party is still on! The Sword Lord Tourney has been postponed to the following Saturday and their kick off party is also a go. This is a good time to get out there before the weather arrives All the Best. Get Tight!
The Pelican 21 Friday, August 5, 2011 Shhh! The babies are already nesting. Watch your step on the beach. Its turtle season in South Florida some of the youths we know from around here, says Joe Cerquozzi, the programs soccer chairman. The program was originally started to give an opportunity to kids who didnt win a spot on the school team. They have to have somewhere to play. We dont turn anyone away. Cerquozzi says the program gives the church community the opportunity to integrate the churchs values and teachings into the program. The tone and tempo is relaxed and friendly. There is no win-at-all costs attitude, and Cerquozzi says as long as hes in charge of the program, there never will be. As soon as soccer ends, excitement begins rising for basketball. Tony Di Pierro handles that program. Neither of the programs are budgetbusters, though. Its $40 if paid in advance, $45 at the first practice, Cerquozzi said. Thats not going to make anyone go broke. The fee covers a shirt, socks and an end-of-theseason medallion. Another big reason for the programs success is its beneficiary, the schools athletic program. Registration for the fall soccer program has begun online at www.stcmc.com, or for questions, email Cerquozzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.Fishing tournament a successPompano Beach The St. Colemans Mens Clubs 11th annual Walk on Water Fishing Tournament, was June 30 and featured plenty of tight lines and nice catches. The tournament drew 47 boat entries, of which 15 made catches in the eligible species which are blackfin tuna, dolphin, wahoo, kingfish and cobia. Taking top honors was O-Sea-D, which caught 149 pounds of fish and earned $1,500. In second was Sea Gold, with an 81-pound catch, and Reel Music, with 70.2 pounds. The biggest winners were the athletes of the Broward County Special Olympics, who received a check for $3,000 of the proceeds. New organization, face lift breathes life back into Mickel FieldWilton Manors Mickel Field is an historic place. Los Angeles Angels hurler Scot Shields and Kansas City Royals first baseman and Ryan Shealy got their starts on the diamond there. Shields went on to Fort Lauderdale High and Lincoln Memorial University. Shealy went on to Cardinal Gibbons and the University of Florida before entering professional baseball. The Wilton Manors Little League earned its first charter in 1955 and won the state championship in 1961, but as the city entered the new millennium, demographics in the Island City changed and interest in Little League waned. In 2008, they didnt have enough kids and sort of lost interest, said Dave McLeod, president of Northeast Little League. Now, baseball is back in Wilton Manors and historic Mickel Field again hums with activity. Northeast Little League, which received its first charter in 1954 opened an umbrella for local communities not served by Little League. We combined the boundaries, McLeod. We expanded into Wilton Manors and north into Pompano Beach. On July 16, about 30 volunteers, many of them youth who will play in the St. ColemanContinued from page 20 See SPORTS on page 22
22 The Pelican Friday, August 5, 2011 program, showed up at Mickel Field to give it a thorough cleaning and a face lift. The field sat for a few years because it hadnt been used for baseball, McLeod said. The volunteers cleaned the park, diamonds, field space, parking lots and even the concession stand. Equipment that was unusable was re-purposed. We donated a lot of old things to Project Baseball, McLeod said. Project Baseball helps repurpose and reuse baseball equipment for programs that need it. Now Northeast Little League is preparing for a first spring ball, the chance to give youths ages 7-18 who dont play other sports during the off-season the chance to continue building their baseball skills. While spring ball is a staple in many communities, its never been played by the Northeast Little League, McLeod says. To make the spring season successful, McLeod continues taking registrations for players and also is looking for volunteer coaches, umpires and sponsors. Call 954-793-2348.Sharks fall short at nationalsDeerfield Beach The Sharks, girls 10-and-under, state champion softball team fell one goal short for 2011. The Sharks blew through pool play at the United States Specialty Sports Nationals in Orlando, and advanced to bracket play, first beating the Blazers2000, from Jackson, Ohio, and winning 17-0. In the next round, they fell 20 to the Blazers2000 from Port Orange, Fla.We played one of our better defensive game of the year there, but worst games offensively, said Sharks Manager Karla Antonio. In the losers bracket, the Sharks opened against the Downers Grove (Ill.) Outlaws, who they brushed off easily 11-6. The Texas state champions, Fort Worth Bat Busters, knocked them out of the tournament with a disheartening 8-7 defeat. The Sharks had been three outs away from victory, but struggled through an errorfilled final inning. SportsContinued from page 21 See Sharks on page 23
The Pelican 23 Friday, August 5, 2011 They had a kind of a meltdown; it was ugly. They had high hopes and were pretty disheartened after it was all over, Antonio said. But we talked to them afterward and told them to remember they had won 15 of the 18 tournaments they had played in. Thats unheard of down here, where the quality of play is so good. The Sharks will return next season as an under-11 team, a newly created division in USSA competition.Pompano Beach Hammerheads medal at NationalsPompano Beach Several teams from the Pompano Beach Football Club Hammerheads returned from the Challenge Sports national championships with medals. One set of those medals was gold. Seven teams competed in the Challenge Sports National Tournament at the ESPN/ Disney Sports Complex in Kissimmee. The under-16s and under18 recreational teams were placed in a combined division and the under-18 team of Matthew Elder, Matthew Weingard, Travis Bejlovec, Lee Herrera, Fletcher Bentley and Victor Mondragon went undefeated throughout the tournament and beat St. Johns 7-2 in the championship for a national title in the 17 to 19 division. The under 16s finished third. Among the other competing teams: The boys under11team finished in fifth place. The under-12 team finished fourth. The under-13s finished third in pool play, but out of the medals. The under-14s girls finished second overall, losing 2-0 to the LC Sharks in the final and the mens over30s team finished third, losing 3-2 to Flati Antiquus. LHP resident competing in Czech RepublicLighthouse Point Julia OLaughlin has racked up some frequent-flier miles in her life, and this week is no exception. From Aug. 1 to 6, OLaughlin is part of the U.S. womens delegation to the World Junior Tennis Competition Finals, at Prostejov, Czech Republic. The event features 32 sixmember national teams composed of 14-and-under players from 25 nations. Last year, the U.S. girls team won its fourth consecutive title. The boys won the championship in 2008. Other nations included Argentina, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Morocco and South Korea. OLoughlin, 14, born in Kentucky, spent eight years in Colorado before moving to Florida. She is the No. 2 player in the USTA Girls 14s national standings, and trains full-time at the USTA Training Center in Boca Raton. SportsContinued from page 22
24 The Pelican Friday, August 5, 2011 The babies are already nesting. Shhh! and watch your step on the beach. Its turtle season in South Florida. Fall Registration for Lighthouse Point SportsAug. 20 at 9 a.m. Pee Wee Soccer, ages 7 to 9 at Frank McDonough Park Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. Youth Football, ages 10 to 13 at Dan Witt Park Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. Instructional Jr. Soccer, Ages 10 to 15 at Frank McDonough Park Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Girls Volleyball at 7 p.m., ages 10 to 15 at Dan Witt ParkPompano Beach Mens Golf Assn. Aug. 31st Tom Pawelczyk, Joe De Palma, Tony Cusanelli . . 55 Closest to the Pin, Palms # 11, John KapoukakisPompano Beach Womens Golf Assn. Aug. 2Better ball of 2 Class A/B 1st Janet Stuart, Debbie Brown . . . 61 Class B/D 1st Wiltrud Messinger, Yoko Mayeda . . . . . 61 Scoreboard .