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Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 Vol. XVIIII, Issue 32 Call 954-783-8700 to Advertise Email: siren2415@gmail.com 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 Pelican2011 Pelican History Edition, Vol. I Back taxes nearly swamped Caps Place, Barefoot Mailman presumed dead at Hillsboro Inlet and The Pelican presents its 2011 Historical issue By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point At Caps Place, the island restaurant accessible only by motor launch, history just keeps happening. Earlier this summer, documentary movie-maker Ken Burns had lunch there with PBS supporters and his 30-minute one-on-one with owner Tom Hasis was a highlight of Hasiss life. The two talked about prohibition, the subject of Burns new documentary which will air in September. Both have become experts on the topic, Burns through his investigative work, Hasis because of the stories about Caps Place told to him by his family. The tale is lled with runaways, squatters, bootleggers, a complicit lighthouse keeper, gamblers and perhaps as important, a tough woman. As with most histories, there may be many versions of this story. Here is the one Tom Hasis likes to tell. Caps Place was an enterprise operated by Eugene Cap Knight, a runaway from the Cape Canaveral area who came here in 1916 when his wife Lola was hired as the school marm for the children of the Hillsboro Caps Place survives time and tides to remain areas most unique restaurant Lighthouse keeper. Caps brother Tom was the keeper. With the advent of prohibition in 1919, Cap and Lola found a way to supplement their income. Cap ran an extremely fast boat to Bimini where he picked up liquor and brought it back to this nearly deserted shore. Legend has it that his brother ashed warning signals from the lighthouse whenever the Coast Guard was near. It was a very successful enterprise. In 1926, Cap opened a store on Wahoo Bay, a piece of real estate just See CAPs on page 8Business HistoriesAncora Insurance Agency ............ 14 Auto Tronics, Auto Service Inc .....32 Bee Insurance Agency ....................37 Brandys Shoes ..............................36 Broward Health ..............................15 Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate ...............................................35 Caps Place ........................................1 Checkers Old-Munchen.................17 Dairy Queen ....................................18 Deco Tile ..........................................41 Dr. Philip A. Pine ............................10 Fisher Auction Company ...............30 Frank H. Furman Insurance .........31 Hecker Dermatology Group ..........44 Hedglon Chiropractic Center .......11 McNamara Chiropractic Center .13 Milberns Shaver Center ...............34 North Broward Medical Center ..15 NU TURF ........................................38 Pine Chiropractic Center ..............33 Pompano Ford Lincoln ..................39 Reel Loco Marine ...........................40 Toyota of Deer eld Beach ........22-23 Zuccarelli East ................................16 Caring for Caps Place has become a family tradition. Here, Talle Hasis, the person her brother Tom calls the heart and soul of the place manages the bar. [Staff photo]History 101Enjoy the Third Annual History issue of The Pelican. We have dozens of stories about our Broward County history and the histories of the people with whom we do business. This issue, the first of three, will introduce Pelican readers to local merchants, what they do and how they do it. And we hope you will find a good reason to visit them.


2 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 By Cindy ThumaPELICAN WRITERFrank Stranahan did not come to South Florida to become the father of Fort Lauderdale. His focus was elsewhere. He came to open a store, operate the ferry and manage the New River Camp, a way station for workers traveling to the Bay Biscayne Stage Line. But he did found this city. His was the rst non-Seminole homestead. he served as postmaster and banker. Born Aug. 21, 1865, in Vienna, Ohio, Frank was the second of four children of Robert Stranahan and his second wife, Irish-born Sarah McFadden. When Stranahan moved from Melbourne to what is now Fort Lauderdale, he came down in a wagon, which provided his accommodations for his rst night in the area. Stranahan parked his wagon under a large pine tree, spread his bed roll, and fell asleep. He awakened the next morning surrounded by a curious, silent group of Seminole Indians, who watched him intently. Stranahan rose slowly and cautiously, rubbing his eyes. The Seminoles watched him warily, too. Quickly, their looks of puzzlement turned to smiles. They soon established rapport, and trust followed. Frank Stranahans trading post was the beginning of Fort Lauderdale See Stranahan on page 3cutline cutline cutline cutline cutline cutline cutline cutline cutline cutline cutline


The Pelican 3 Friday, August 12, 2011 The bonds that were rst formed that morning lasted for decades, Stranahans arrival was noted by Ivy Cromartie, who had come from Lemon City, ve miles north of Miami, to become the areas rst schoolteacher. Ivy was the rst of Augustus and Sarah Cromarties seven children. One brother died at birth. The other siblings were sister Pink and brothers Bloxham, De Witt, Augustus and Albert. Ivy was born Feb. 24, 1881 in White Springs, on the banks of the Suwanee River. When the Cromartie family arrived at Lemon City, Ivy went to school there, taught by Ada Merritt. She graduated in June 1896, and Merritt tutored her for the teachers examination. In October 1899, Cromartie began her job as schoolteacher. She lived in the home of Edmund T. King and his family. King was president of the local school board and father of four. Cromarties rst class consisted of nine students in grades 1 through 8. Four of those students were members of the King family. By the end of the school year, her class had grown to 14. Cromartie earned $48 for her ve-month teaching stint; $15 of it went to the King family for room and board. Cromartie met Frank Stranahan when she visited his trading post to collect her mail. It took a while, but Stranahan summoned up the courage to ask her if shed like to go inland shing with him, and she accepted. Their relationship bloomed as they chatted and shed along the banks of the New River. The courtship lasted about a year before Stranahan proposed. They were married Aug. 16, 1900 in a simple, early-morning ceremony in Lemon City. The Stranahans were very much alike: simple folks with big hearts. Both were intelligent, revered for their integrity and with high regard for other people. They were Frank Stranahan built this two-story house on the New River for Ivy, his wife. [Left] Today, restored and open to the public, the house is on the National Historic Register and serves the community as a museum. See Stranahan on page 4StranahanContinued from page 2


4 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 The Pelican 954-783-8700 unpretentious and both held the Seminole Indians in particularly high regard. After her wedding, Ivy Stranahan could no longer teach school. That was a job for single women. But being unable to teach for a living didnt mean Ivy couldnt teach. She decided to teach the local Seminole children who were not welcome in the tiny schoolhouse. The building regarded now as the Stranahan House was built in 1901. Mostly using pictures she had gotten from her Sunday school, Ivy began teaching Seminole children English, and they, in turn, tried teaching her the Seminole language. Ivy also taught them songs and about Christianity. As the community entered the 20th century, the Stranahan family stood at the forefront as the leaders. Franks interests were in city governance. Ivys interests were focused on planning and zoning issues and preserving the citys natural beauty. Stranahan moved his camp and emporium to several locations along the New River. Probably the nal building was erected in 1895. That was his third trading post and was located a bit further to the west than the current structure. The building served as a store until 1901, when it was moved further north, and construction began on a home for the Stranahans at the current site. The building was originally constructed as a trading post, with a large, open ground oor used for the store. The second oor was ringed by a walkway so it could be used for community purposes. The trading post prospered. The Seminoles brought animal and alligator hides, alligator eggs, freshly killed birds and small game. Fruits and vegetables such as pumpkins, wild grapes, blueberries were traded by the Seminoles, as was coontie (Zamila pumila), which could be processed into an arrowroot-like our. In turn, the Seminoles bought staples, cookware, canned goods, bolts of brightly colored cloth, fuel and cooking oils, and hunting and trapping implements. In 1904, Stranahan bought several pieces of property from the Brickell family, of Miami, and built a large store and post of ce where he served as postmaster. In 1906, he converted the trading post into his home, and he and Ivy moved in. Over the following seven years, they made many modications and additions to the home. In 1912, the North New River Canal was completed from Lake Okeechobee to the New River. That year, re demolished Fort Lauderdales business district. This was also the year of the completion of the Florida East Coast Canal, later named the Intracoastal Waterway, from Jacksonville to Biscayne Bay. The Florida Land Boom was ending in 1926, and that year one of the worst hurricanes hit and nished off the boom completely. In 1928, the bank founded by Frank folded. The entire country was deep in depression, and Franks own depression led him to take his own life. On May 22, 1929, he tied a grate to his leg and jumped into New River. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Franks death put Ivy in nancial peril. For a while, she made money by moving into the attic of her home and rented out the rest. Part of the time it served as a restaurant, and it operated under several names -Casa Basque, Swiss Chalet, the Waters Edge Inn, the Rockery Tea Room, and nally, as the Pioneer House. But Ivy was not done. She founded the Womans Club, a club that today has active chapters throughout South Florida. She joined other women seeking the right to vote, worked on the conception of the Homestead Act that led to tax exemptions. April Kirk, executive director of the Historical Stranahan House, says, Ivy worked every day helping other people. She was frugal and brilliant. Ivy died on Aug. 30, 1971. On Jan. 4, 1974, her home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1979, the Pioneer House closed for good, and Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, the propertys owner, began preservation efforts. In 1984, the Stranahan House opened as a museum. Fort Lauderdales founding mother and fathers legacies live on there. The Stranahan Museum, 335 SE 6 Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-524-4736.StranahanContinued from page 3 Frank Stranahan Ivy Stranahan


The Pelican 5 Friday, August 12, 2011 By Carmen McGarrySPECIAL TO THE PELICANHILLSBORO BEACH As millions of vacationers stroll the beaches of Floridas East Coast each year, few realize that they are re-tracing the route of the hardy barefoot mailmen. From 1885 to 1893, these men carried Floridas mail and braved the elements, walking on the sand at the waters edge, barefoot. Collectively, they became known as the Barefoot Mailman. Their route was approximately 68 miles long; 28 miles by small boat and 40 miles on foot along the beach. There was a special gait used by the man who walked their routes to keep their legs from hurting. Once a barefoot mailman learned to step a little quicker with the foot which was on the higher sand, he was considered an accomplished beach walkist. Mail pouches were made of lightweight canvas, another Barefoot Mailman is immortalized at town hall and the inletknapsack carried personal belongings, sh and turtle eggs gathered along the way. Prior to 1885, before the arrival of the Barefoot Mailman, a letter from Palm Beach to Miami began its trip at the lighthouse community in Jupiter. It would eventually reach the train and head for New Yorks port. From there it went to Havana, a journey of six weeks. From Cuba, a schooner took the letter to Miami, a two-month voyage. When the U.S. Post Of ce put the job out to bid, Ruthven Bradley, a retired Chicago newsman, won the contract. With a salary of $600 a year, Ruthven and his son Louie took turns carrying mail for about two years. The route was covered in three days. In 1887, the Matthaus brothers, Frederick and Otto, took over along with others whom they hired. One of them was James Ed Hamilton from Kentucky. On October 10, 1887, Ed began his route but never returned. There are many speculations about what happened. Had his boat been stolen at the inlet in Hillsboro? Did he try to swim and not escape the alligators? The barefoot service ended in 1893 when the railroad reached Miami and an inland road was opened. The term Barefoot Mailman was used for the rst time in Theodore Pratts book of that title in 1943. These carriers, 11 in total, have been immortalized in several ways. Not only in books, but movies, in Boy Scout Barefoot Mailman Annual Hikes, a post of ce, numerous plaques and as the name of a restaurant in Hillsboro Beach with a mailman statue in full stride at the entrance. In 1988 the restaurant burned down, but the statue remained. A decade later, the once thriving resort and restaurant were demolished See BAREFOOT on page 19Here the Barefoot Mailman keeps watch over the Hillsboro Inlet where James Ed Hamilton, one of the earlier mailmen, was either killed by crocodiles or drowned. The statue stands under the shadow of the Hillsboro Lighthouse.


6 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 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 32 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Watch Your Speed Watch Your Speed So now we look at our history, and it is ours whether we are New Yorkers, Californians, Canadians, Europeans, Brits and the list goes on. It is ours right now. We not only are living in a place that was left to us, we are determining the place that will be left to others. In this issue, well read about Cap Knight of Caps Place, Frank Stranahan with his love, Ivy, and todays neighborhood merchants like Gustavo and Marjorie at Deco Tile. These are our neighbors, and like those pioneers of yesterday, they all have a lot in common. They are hard workers with integrity; they have shown courage to get through the tough times, and they are here, carrying on the labors that build strong families and lasting friends. They are the backbone of this weeks Pelican and our communities. In this and the two following issues of the newspaper we bring our readers another series of history stories. I think of Nancy Nieto, whose tale of an explosion and months of recovery, did not stop her from getting back into the business world. You will read about her in the next issue. You wont nd the fast buck people here. You will nd people who are returning their success to the community through charity or labors of love. These are the business owners who turned early farm land into commercial property. These are the people who are on the cusp of future development that lies before us. Although Florida had suffered through brutal Seminole Wars, Frank Stranahan sought the Indians as friends, a friendship that helped make his trading post successful. Ivy was by his side because she was not allowed to teach, either by law or social standards after she married. I imagine she would be proud today of our women who choose to teach. Patricia Hasis, a brilliant and strong woman, saved Caps Place by paying the taxes. Her son, Tom, says without hesitation that his sister Talle has inherited their mothers grit that keeps this historic place alive. Now its a destination in Broward County. These local merchants are the lifeline of our towns and cities. We hope our readers will take some time to do business with the people who will know you by your rst name. The more these local merchants grow, the more jobs they will create in our communities.History tells us about our past, ourselves and what we will leaveBy Anne SirenPUBLISHERLetters Can we get on the right track?To the editor, What is the explanation for the railroad crossing on Race Track Road not being xed? The casino was able to get a traf c light installed, so why isnt that crossing being attended to? I have written our commissioners, but what do I get? There are two parties involved in litigation over it, the county and the railroad company. It doesnt say much for either one. How about having this come to an end and create a crossing that will be as smooth as all the others? Name withheld Pompano BeachOpinion School 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. Blood Drive The American Legion and Auxiliary Post 142 are having a Blood Drive on Saturday, August 20th from 11:30 am until 4 pm. The address for the Legion is 171 SW 2nd Street, Pompano Beach. The phone for the Legion is 954-942-2448. AuditionsThe Ft Lauderdale Gay Mens Chorus is conducting auditions for new members on Saturday August 27that 1:00pm and Monday August 29th at 7:30pm, at St. Marks Episcopal Church 1800 East Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park. SightingsA local calendar for events, meetings and more in North Broward County. Please email calendar items to siren2415@gmail.com or fax to 954-7830093. Become a part of a great group.We welcome gay af rming men to come and audition as well.For additional information call 954-404-3398.Events Aug. 17 Democratic Women meet at 7 p.m. at Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. The topic is Womens Equality Day. Free and open to the public. Aug. 18 -Pompano Beach Chamber Breakfast Guest speaker is Dr. Ridwin Lin, vascular interventional neurolist, at Broward Health North Broward Medical Center, 201 E. Sample Road, Deer eld Beach. Call 954-941-2940. Splashes and Smiles Swim Schools 3rd Annual Family Fun Day. Join us for an exciting day of swimming, diving boards, re trucks, snorkeling, games, raf e prizes, and much more! The event is FREE!! We will be raf ing off amazing items with ALL proceeds going directly to The Childrens Diagnostic Center. Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 4:30p. m.7:30p.m. at The Pompano Aquatic Center 820 NE 18th Ave. Pompano Beach, Fl 33060. Call 754-246-0665 for more info. 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. Open to the public. Call 954-725-5192 Green Market Wilton Manors, Saturdays and Sundays at Hagen Park 2020 Wilton Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 See SIGHTINGS on page 20


The Pelican 7 Friday, August 12, 2011 AnnouncementsMrs. Sharon KleeLeidy and Mr. John Klee announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Christine Klee, formerly of Lighthouse Point, to Lars Erik Larsen, son of Chris and Mary Larsen of Crystal Falls, Michigan. Emily is a graduate of Cardinal Gibbons HS and graduate of the University of Florida. She is presently employed as a Medical Sales Representative at Laser Spine Institute in Tampa, Florida. Lars is a graduate of Forest Park HS, Crystal Falls, Michigan, and graduate of Michigan State University, and presently employed as Director of Marketing with Jimmy Buffetts Margaritaville and Productions Assistant of the Buffett tour. A September 2011 wedding is planned in Tampa, Florida.Klee-Larsen As a result of the 2010 U.S. Census, the change in population of Pompano Beach will determine a change in some voting districts. Public meetings will take place on Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the herb Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36 Ave. and at Highlands Park from 6 to 8 p.m. On Aug. 23, meetings will take place at the Sea gardens Resort, 615 N. Ocean Blvd. from 10 a.m. to Noon and at the Emma Lou Olson Center, 1801 NE 6 St. from 6 to 8 p.m. On Aug. 24, the meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 MLK Blvd.Pompano Beach voting district meetings start Aug. 22 Final voting district boundaries are expected to be made by October. All meetings are open to the public and do not require a reservation to attend. For more information, call 954786-4608.


8 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 south of the Hillsboro Inlet that has since been devoured by winds and tides. Before long, the store became a restaurant. But the location was subject to bad weather, and in 1928, Cap purchased a barge for $100 and beached it on land half a mile from the present site. He used Dade County pine to build an enclosed structure on top of the barge. By 1929, Caps Place, then known as Club Unique, was open for business. A few years earlier, Cap had met another runaway, Albert Hasis, 16, and the two developed a lifelong friendship. Tom Hasis says his fathers sturdy back provided the brawn that Cap and Lola needed to expand their enterprises. When the Intracoastal Waterway was widened, the barge was moved to its present location. The hawser ropes used to drag it are wrapped around a huge piling in the bar. Though the restaurant was an instant success, Cap never bought the land on which it sat. It was, after all, in the midst of a swamp and no one seemed to care. It was then that the bar was built of native materials, Cuban mahogany, pecky cypress, bamboo, Dade County pine. Diners parked in Hillsboro Beach and came to the restaurant by boat. As Hasis says, life was good. In the s, gambling came to the area and Caps Place was a natural to attract this crowd. The Poinciana Room in the main building offered all the games and slot machines. Up the road, Bill Stewert converted a packing house on the Hillsboro River in Deereld Beach into the Riverview, and gamblers found their way there too. Overseeing all this action and taking his cut, was Meyer Lansky who later built the rst gambling resort in Las Vegas, The Flamingo. Lanskys contribution to the local economy was the big [Left] Tom Hasis and his sister, Talle, have kept Caps Place very close to its original decor. Tom, an attorney has served for many years as a commissioner for Lighthouse Point. [Above] Cap Knightwasnt much for a coat and tie, not was he a tax-paying person, but he entertained presidents and dignitaries from throughout the world.money gamblers he brought into the area. The industry thrived until Senator Estes Kefauver put an end to it in the s. In 1945, Tom Hasiss mom entered the scene. She was young Patricia McBride, a tourist on her way to California. She and Albert met and were married two weeks later. It is Patricia who realizes that as WWII ends, change will come to the area. She borrows $5,000 and buys the land, 1,000 feet on the Intracoastal Waterway, where Caps Place stands, a business move that secured the restaurant location for her heirs. Tom Hasis, his sister Talle and brother Ted grew up in Kester Cottages near the beach in Pompano Beach. The hawser ropes used to drag the original Dade County Pine barge to its present location are wrapped around this piling in the bar area. See CAPs on page 9CapsContinued from page 1


The Pelican 9 Friday, August 12, 2011 Rev. Hyvenson Joseph WORSHIP DIRECTORY: He remembers one home was on Atlantic Boulevard, across from Caf Maxx. Cap died in 1964 at age 93 and is buried with Lola at the Pompano Beach Cemetery. Albert and Patricia are buried in the Deer eld Beach Cemetery. They died in 1982. When Cap died, the IRS place liens on the restaurant property. Along with not believing in being a landowner, Cap did not believe in paying taxes. It was left to Patricia Hasis to pay off the debt which she did over time. She was saddled with debt for years, Tom says. My mom was the glue and the brains. She made sure the bills were paid. This is really a survivors tale. His memory of Albert, his dad, is of an honest, hardworking man who loved hunting and shing and the outdoors. In the s, names that have become associated with Lighthouse Points history came into play. Roy and Binky Glisson were Lolas nephews and made their money in real estate and managing Hillsboro Beach mansions for the wealthy owners. In 1953, Robert Bateman, considered the founding developer of Lighthouse Point, bought the south end of Caps Island for $10,000 along with land for restaurant parking at the Lighthouse Point Marina. Brother Binky bought 300 feet north of the restaurant for a nursery. The restaurant and its unique location attracted a guest list of the famous from FDR and Winston Churchill to Casey Stengel and Joe Namath. In 1990, Caps was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the s, Ted, Talle and Tom took over operation of Caps Place. Today, Tom calls Talle, the heart and soul of this place. Although it is now connected to land by 31 Avenue, diners must still get to the restaurant by launch which picks them up at the LHP Marina. They climb onto the wooden dock and walk a path made of old railroad ties, turning left into the bar which is lled with photos and memorabilia of earlier days. Or they go right, up another set of wooden stairs to the restaurant where the fresh sh, Okeechobee hearts of palm salad and lime pie are reminders of days gone by. With times changing again, Caps Place must appeal to a new generation of customers who will be entranced by CapsContinued from page8its history and soothed by its rustic atmosphere. Its not just about the money, Tom Hasis says of the restaurant. The goal is to have a place that is enjoyed by others. Caps is open seven days a week except in summer when it is closed on Mondays. It is likely Broward Countys oldest restaurant. The walls of Caps Place are lled with early pictures that capture the history of Lighthouse Point and the surrounding communities. [Staff photos] After a drink in the bar, customer are ready for some yellow tail snapper or another entree in the old restaurant.


10 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 Dr. Philip A. Pine has a one stop dental practice where every dental problem can be handled in one place. This well-known area dentist has been practicing dentistry since 1983, and in Pompano Beach at 1600 E. Atlantic Blvd. since 1987. He has expanded his practice, opening offices in Fort Lauderdale at 2633 E. Commercial Blvd. and most recently in Plantation at 7420 NW 5 St. He and his staff cover all three locations. Whats truly unique about Dr. Pines practice is his staff, which includes associate dentists, a periodontist, endodontist, prosthodontist, oral surgeon and orthodontist. Every conceivable dental problem from regular dentistry to cosmetic dentistry can be and is handled within his offices. When this high energy dentist sat down with The Pelican he described his practice. Were a consumer based dental office, focused on comfort, convenience, and high quality work for a low price. We do top notch work. Our equipment is state of the art, but our fees are extremely reasonable. In fact, we will beat any written estimate. One enthusiastic patient, Harriet Mertz, says, I cant say enough good things about his newly created facility. Its beautiful, light, airy and immaculate. Patients sit in massage chairs, watching the television show of their choice while having work done. Ive been a patient of Dr. Pine for 2 years, and I have been thoroughly satisfied. Dr. Pine does all of the exams and research. He uses a team approach. Dr. Mark Behar is part of his team Dr. Philip A. Pine & Associates with dental of ces in Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Plantationand he has corrected problems in my mouth that other dentists have missed. He has improved my bite and my chewing ability. The assistants are very well trained and they function like a second arm for the dentist. And the prices really are very reasonable. Dr. Pine sees all new patients first and based on findings, either handles their needs or puts them in the hands of a staff member who specializes in their area of need. He lists some of the unusual aspects of his practice. We keep evening hours to accommodate our working patients. We offer sedation dentistry which allows nervous or frightened patients to sleep during a procedure. When they awaken, the work is finished. Id estimate 10 percent of our patients request and enjoy coming here because we offer sedation. All x-rays are digital which Dr. Pine says means 80 percent less radiation. He continues, Our Waterlase is a laser that drills cavities painlessly eliminating needles and high pitched drill noises. There is no pain. Theres only the sound of pulsating water while the cavity is repaired. This procedure is ideal for children. For our patients who are suffering in this economy, we offer a free dental discount plan and zero percent financing. Asked about braces, he said, Our orthodontist works with both children and adults. We see a lot of young professionals who either never had a chance to have braces when they were needed, or because they didnt wear a retainer as instructed and have suffered a relapse. In any event, they are ready to correct their bites and appear-Dr. Philip A. Pine, 1600 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach 954-782-1992 Dr. Philip A. Pine with patient.ances. An orthodontist will also fit patients with Invisalign braces which are invisible and cosmetically desirable. Asked why he stresses low prices in his advertising, he says, In this economy, we want potential patients to know that we keep our overhead and prices low. We want patients to take care of their teeth. Thats why we try to make it financially easier. In order to give thanks to the community that has been so loyal to me, I offer a free exam which includes an oral cancer screening, two bite wing x-rays, TMJ, cosmetic and periodontal evaluations. It hasnt happened often, but I have recognized both pre-cancer and cancer lesions. He says, An advantage of having implants done in our practice is twofold. An oral surgeon will place the implants rather than a general dentist. The follow up placement of a permanent crown will be done at the same office, saving travel time and appointments. The patient is reassured that the dentist and the surgeon are communicating closely. Married with twin ten-yearolds, Dr. Pine incorporates both his wife and children into his advertising. They get a kick out of seeing themselves in the ads.Dental advice for childrenGet regular check ups. Brush properly and use oss. Children should have sealants starting at age 6 and use on all molars to prevent decay.Dental advice for adultsNever sleep with dentures or partials because the tissue needs to be exposed to oxygen. Nearly 40 percent of the population has a clenching or grinding TMJ problem which is destructive to the teeth, gums and bones. This condition is more prevalent in women. The symptoms can be headaches, earaches, jaw and neck pain. A properly tted guard can correct the problem and often, the pain. He estimates that 80 percent of adults have some form of periodontal disease. Although this is a gum and bone disease, there is a correlation between it and heart disease. Check ups will reveal the disease and alert a patient to be checked out by a physician. Hours Monday to Friday with evening appointments available. Call 954-782-1992 [Pompano Beach], 954-776-4720 [Fort Lauderdale of ce] or 954-791-0330 [Plantation].


The Pelican 11 Friday, August 12, 2011 The brain sends messages through the spinal cord and then to the organs. My job is to clear the way for the messages. She says stress is the biggest interference in healing, and stress presents itself in three forms: physical, chemical and mental. God does the healing, she says. I just adjust, or move the bone that is causing pressure on the spinal cord Prior to completing her chiropractic degree, Dr. Hedglon taught upper grades at St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic School in Pompano Beach. She earned her degree in education at Florida State University. She earned her degree in chiropractic care from Life Chiropractic College, Marietta, Ga. in 1985. But this small, quiet-spoken woman makes no claims on her part other than releasing the bodys own innate healing ability. Her personal faith emanates a quiet con dence in her chosen profession. The days begin at Hedglon Chiropractic Center with meditations and prayer, and the atmosphere re ects a calm and settling comfort for patients. She builds strong relationships with her patients through her skills of caring. Dr. Hedglon is not alone with her philosophy. There are a growing number of chiropractors like Dr. Hedglon who have chosen the philosophy of Dr. James M. Sigafoose, a recognized leader in natural healing. More and more people want to stop living on drugs. We help them realize that the body has its own healing experience, she says. Her practice is for the whole family, and she encourages parents to start their children early with the world of chiropractic healing. We see a lot of families. This is my mission, from womb to tomb, she adds. Children are welcomed at Hedglons center and they bene t from the experience. She explains that children arent always aware of something being wrong with their bodies. They can have traumas that impact their well-being and go for years or a lifetime accepting an issue that could be healed. The rst trauma is birth, says Dr. Hedglon. She recounts the story of a newborn whose father, a Broward Sheriff s Of ce Hedglon Chiropractic Center, 1313 East Sample Road, Pompano Beach 954-946-1799Dr. Paula Hedglons Center helps people nd natural paths to healthier minds and bodies Often a speci c adjustment can open nerve interference that is critical in the holistic healing process. The brain sends messages through the spinal cord and then to the organs. My job is to clear the way for the messages, says Dr. Hedglon. Young children get a head start on healthy bodies at Dr. Hedglons Center. Paula Hedglon sees chiropractic care as an ongoing way to stay healthy. Walking down the long hallway at her chiropractic center in Pompano Beach, visitors can read testimonials from patients who have watched their health improve, but many of them talk about additional bene ts that were surprises. They are are what Dr. Hedglon calls miracles. One patient, 44, came because she could not move her neck. After a neck scan and an x-ray, Dr. Hedglon saw in her neck a bone fusion. When the spinal bones go out of alignment, it causes nerve interference in the spine. I adjusted her neck with a toggle. After three months of care she went back to her primary physician, she not only could move her neck, her doctor told her that her kidney, atrophied since birth, had regenerated and was growing. Another patient with Bells Palsy, unable to open his mouth on the left side for a year and a half, after one adjustment he was able to open his mouth. The testimonials are real; the patients include their photographs for all to see, and Dr. Hedglon has her own philosophy as to these miracles, a word she uses freely in her practice. The body can replicate and heal itself if there is no interference with the brain. This is healing from the inside out. deputy, was a regular patient. When it was apparent at birth that his child was unable to nurse because he could not move his head, the midwife recommended chiropractic care. When I adjusted the baby, he was able to move his head and nurse. Then the whole family continued the care, coming twice a week at rst and then weekly, she says. Every muscle in the body, including the sucking re ex, is controlled by a nerve. Without the connection, the muscle cannot do its job. Its good to set up regular checkups for the entire familylike people do with the dentistto maintain a body that is able to continually heal itself, she says. Dr. Hedglons introduction to chiropractic care came to her from her great uncle, Dr. Frank Fasulo, a pioneer in chiropractic care. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1947. When Hedglons brother, Armand, was injured in a fall and hit the back of his head, Dr. Fasulo took care of him using chiropractic adjustments. Today, Hedglons brother is also a chiropractor, practicing in Margate. Dr. Hedglon is married to Michael, who owns Hedgehog Studios, an advertising agency in Pompano Beach.. They have one daughter, Catherine, a student at the University of Miami Law School. Marilyn Jones is Dr. Hedglons assistant. Mimi Lam, Dr. Paula Hedglon, Marilyn Jones and Nina OConnor


12 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 D eer eld Builders Supply was founded in 1947 and began operations under the leadership of Edward P. Dietrich, its rst president and general manger. Ed had returned from Japan a year earlier after three World War II ship commands in the US Navy. Recently celebrating his 95th birthday, he continues to maintain involvement in the business in an advisory capacity from his homes in Deer eld Beach and North Carolina. The second generation of this family business is represented by son Edward H. Dietrich, who joined his father in 1976. Now the third generation is on board represented by grandson Bradley Wanzenberg and granddaughters, Jessica and Gretchen Dietrich, Sr. Avenue. DBSs customers include custom home builders, remodelers, national home builders, homeowners, governments and commercial/institutional accounts. While still heavily involved in the commodity forest products/building materials business, the companys fastest growing market segments are windows, doors, millwork and kitchen cabinetry. Recently DBS completed construction of a state-of-theart reinforcing steel fabrication plant, one of the nest in Florida. DBS offers window, door, cabinet and millwork installations through its licensed general contracting af liate, DBS Construction Services. Projects include national award-winning cabinetry, a million-dollar country club window installation, technically demanding educational and institutional jobs and historic restoration.Deer eld Builders Supply, 77 SE 2 Avenue, Deer eld Beach. 954-427-1010.WWII veteran Edward P. Dietrich started his small concrete block plant in 1947 and watched it grow to an 80,000 square-foot building supply centerDietrich. Early operations began with the manufacture of concrete blocks. Soon lumber, hardware and other building materials were added to the mix and eventually block manufacturing was phased out as the company evolved into a fulledged lumber yard. The original operation occupied approximately 5,000-square-feet of wood frame warehouses straddling Railroad Avenue. Now, the company known around town as DBS, operates out of over 80,000-square-feet of manufacturing facilities and of ce space on nearly ve acres, with two satellite locations in Tampa and Sarasota that serve the Naples, Tampa Bay and Orlando markets. The Deer eld Beach location serves the core geographical market from Miami to north Palm Beach County. The companys export division is headquartered locally, shipping to the Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean. Deer eld Builders Supply has always maintained a tradition of community service and involvement. DBS was a charter member or the Deer eld Beach Chamber of Commerce and is the oldest sponsor of Deer eld Beach Little League. DBS is involved with Habitat for Humanity, local historical societies, overseas missions, the Boy Scouts and more. DBS is as proud of its philanthropic efforts as it is of its hard-earned reputation in the Florida building materials industry. That tradition of serving the community was begun by Edward P. Dietrich and was recognized by the City of Deer eld Beach when SE 2 Avenue was renamed Edward The original DBS store built in 1957. Jessica Dietrich, Ed H. Dietrich (seated), Gretchen Dietrich and Brad Wanzenberg (2nd and 3rd generations). [Photos courtesy of Deer eld Builder Supply, Deer eld Beach] Ed Dietrich, with clipboard, checks load of lumber, 1957


The Pelican 13 Friday, August 12, 2011 a private pilot, the couple has one daughter, Kelly, who is a college student. McNamara is a vibrant young woman who makes time to be in great shape herself so it is not surprising to learn she runs marathons and is a cyclist who participates in events year round. She also makes time for her community, serving on the boards of the Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce and Woodhouse, a residential facility for handicapped adults. She is a supporter and committee member of the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo. Medicare, Medicaid and most insurances are accepted. For an appointment, call 954943-1100. Many aching backs have found relief at the McNamara Chiropractic Center, 3320 N. Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point, or LHP, where Carol McNamara Krauss, Doctor of Chiropractic medicine has had her practice for over 22 years. She has treated and helped patients suffering with herniated discs, osteoarthritis, sprains, strains, spinal stenosis, scoliosis and more. We can and do restore normal spinal motion to eliminate pain without drugs or surgery. Perhaps the most important thing we do is halt the progression of the relentless degenerative process. McNamara remembers wanting to be a physical therapist when she was a teenager. My career focus changed when I went to work part time for two chiropractors while I was in school, she says. Watching them made me want to do what they did. I gave up my scholarship to FIU, applied to and was accepted in the graduate school at Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia. This post graduate education put special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, neurology and spinal biomechanics. I graduated in 1985. After graduation she worked in several chiropractic clinics before going on her own in 1988. I have a large following of patients who enjoy regular chiropractic check ups for wellness care, she explains. This type of care can save time and money by keeping minor problems from becoming more serious. Michele Greene, State Farm owner/agent is a big believer in the benefits of chiropractic benefits, and she says, Ive been a patient of Carols for at least five years. I do so much running around between my business and my volunteer activities that I need to be adjusted from time to time. I go in feeling like 10-cents and walk out feeling like a million. You cant beat that can you? New patients usually come to her with a complaint of pain. We take a thorough case history, do a physical examination and often a spinal x-ray to determine the source of the pain. At that time, a recommended care plan is suggested to the patient. It could be a combination of spinal adjustment, physical therapy, massage therapy and/or a nutritional plan. Im a hands on practitioner who enjoys seeing patients respond to holistic care without pills or surgery. Instead of muscle relaxers or addictive pain pills, I believe the common sense approach is to help restore normal structure and function of the spine. Periodic check ups will keep the correction. One of her patients is her running coach, Howard Elakman, who turned 81 in August of this year. He says, Ive had a bad back for years and Carol is helping me a lot using a variety of treatments. She loosens my neck, adjusts me, and her heat treatments are amazing. My body totally relaxes and all the tensions go. I was in good shape for the 13.l mile, half marathon on November 15 in Fort Lauderdale. Carol ran too. Shes built for running, and she now beats me. Orthopedic physicians, neurologists and primary care doctors often refer patients to McNamara for evaluation and treatment to correct the problem and relieve pain. Neck and lower back pain are the most frequent complaints as the result of trauma, repetitive micro trauma (doing little things wrong over and over again), genetic predisposition and general wear and tear. Her comfortable and well equipped suite of offices includes a favorite piece of equipment. I love this motorized adjustment table which is unique, she says. It allows a patient in pain to be moved from a standing to a recumbent position automatically. My older patients and those McNamara Chiropractic Center has been offering pain relief to patients in Lighthouse Point for 22 yearsMcNamara Chiropractic Center, 3320 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point 954-943-1100. in pain appreciate the table. Children think its fun. I have many modalities such as therapeutic ultra sound, electrical muscle stimulation, traction and cold laser, but my trained hands are my most valuable tool. Professional licensing renewal requires 40 hours of continuing education every two years. McNamara says, This training is very beneficial but I feel my over 20 years of experience is invaluable in my ability to accurately diagnose, correct and help many people with a multitude of problems. I feel honored to be able to help so many patients from this area. Its a career that gives me tremendous gratification. Married to Robert Krauss, Dr. Carol McNamara has been treating patients for more than 22 years. She is proud that chiropractic medicine has been an effective therapy for patients to nd relief from chronic pain without the use of other medications.


14 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 Felipe Da Costa began his insurance career when he was in high school. He filed papers for his father, Jair. But that only piqued his interest in the business. While Felipe was attending Boca Raton High School, he took classes at night studying a 200-hour course to complete one of his goals which was to become a licensed insurance agent. I know it doesnt sound possible, says Felipe, who is now celebrating 16 years in the business. I was 17 when I passed the test and went straight to work at my fathers agency, Ancora, in Deerfield Beach. I was one of the youngest agents in Florida. Felipe, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, was 10 when his family came to the United States in 1990. In Brazil, Jair had an established agency with AIG. But when the family arrived in Boston, Jair decided to take a respite from insurance. That changed in 1992 when they moved again, this time to South Florida, where Jair opened Ancora Insurance Agency in Deerfield Beach in 1995. I worked all my life in the insurance business in Brazil and it was my dream to do it here in the States, Jair said. His dream accomplished, Jair retired in 2002 leaving his wife Janildes and son Felipe to carry on. The next big change came when Felipe bought a building for his company in Duval Court. It was a big step, he says. It was a step that has paid off. The Costas work mainly with the South American community which in the past few years has grown rapidly in this area. Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach together have the largest Brazilian populations in Florida, Felipe said, and the second largest in the U.S. Only recently has he added an American insurance agent to expand his customer base. Felipe says insurance is more than just something he followed his father into. I like helping people out and choosing the right coverage for them. I think its cool and it seems like Im helping. As independent agents, Ancora offers different price options and services from other insurance companies, including Progressive, Bristol West, 21st Century Insurance, Mercury, Gainsco, Ocean Harbor, Seminole Casualty, Met Life and many more. From their new building, they are ready and able to serve every South Floridian, but they havent forgotten their roots. For all the Latin Americans and particularly the thousands of Brazilians and South Americans residing in Florida we are able to speak their native languages, said Felipe. Ancora also offers Department of Motor Vehicle, or DMV services, including new license plates, tag renewals and transfers. Many of these services can be delivered on the same day, depending on how busy the DMV is and on the time the customer placed the request, said Felipe. For more, visit www.ancorainsurance.com or call 954-420-5998 or 1-800675-5147. Ancora Insurance Agency, 605 SE 10 St., Deer eld Beach 954-420-5998Felipe Da Costa began his career in the insurance business before he graduated from Boca Raton High School. This year, he celebrates 16 successful years of the Ancora Insurance Agency in the building he purchased [above] three years ago. [Right] Felipe stands with his Mom, Janilds Costa.Join the 16-year celebration of Ancora Insurance Agency


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16 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 What began with the birth of a boy born in the 1960s in the tiny Italian town of Ascoli Piceno continues with the man and the owner of a thriving restaurant in the heart of Pompano Beach. We lived a very rural, farmland existence, says restaurateur Giuliano Vallorani We had no money and no running water. We grew our own crops and raised pigs, chickens and rabbits. But fate would conspire to dramatically alter Valloranis existence when his aunt married an American from New York. The nuptials set off a chain of events that eventually allowed the extended family to move to Bensonhurst, New York and, shortly thereafter, Hollywood, Florida. My mother has been living in the same house in Hollywood since 1972, adds Vallorani with genuine astonishment. I graduated from McArthur High School in 1980. The following year I opened Alberts Pizza on County Line On the appetizer front, stuffed mushrooms, mussels marinara, clams oreganata and broccoli Parmigiana are just a few of the tempting choices available. A host of hot and cold sandwiches also make an appearance. Sausage & peppers, eggplant, chicken, veal or meatball Parmigiana will warm the soul while cappicola, salami, ham and provolone make for a tasty Italian hoagie. Delectable paninis such as the fried chicken cutlet, the gourmet veggie, the saltimbocca with prosciutto or the Scarpariella with sausage, classic Cacciatore and Piccata with white wine and capers are some of the most popular recipes. Of note is the Chicken Ascoliana with fresh spinach covered in light marinara and cheese. Served with ziti in a homemade tomato sauce, this gargantuan dish of plump chicken breasts will satisfy the hungry as well as the picky. This is now our favorite Italian place in Pompano. The food is outstanding, say local residents Ted and Gay Crownover. The seafood options are equally plentiful and flavorful. Our Zuppa de Pesce is fantastic, says Vallorani as he brings a colossal plate of al dente linguini covered with steaming hot jumbo shrimp, mussels, clams, octopus and calamari in a rich marinara sauce. Other maritime options include the broiled filet of sole, the shrimp Fra Diavolo or scampi, the stuffed flounder and the zuppa de clams. We really have a full menu. Everything is very authentic, says the experienced restaurateur. Of course, we also make great New York style thin crust pizzas, adds Vallorani as pie specialist Pat Dimeglio prepares a large meat lovers pizza for delivery. Located directly across the street from Pompanos municipal golf course, Zuccarelli offers daily specials and lunch combos, plenty of free parking and an extensive catering service. The remarkably large entres are priced between $10 and $15 while pizzas start at $9. Wine glasses are $5 and most wine bottles $16. Be sure to try one of the many tantalizing desserts such as raspberry chiffon, cannoli, cheesecake or tiramisu. Buon appetito! Zuccarelli East, 1340 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach 954-941-1261An immigrants tale: a life-altering journey from the Italian countryside to the sunny shores of Pompano BeachOwner Giuliano Vallorani (third from left) and some of his team are making Zuccarelli restaurant a great choice for affordable, avorful and plentiful Italian fare in Pompano Beach. A Zuccarelli signature dish, the Zuppa De Pesce, features a wealth of shrimp, mussels, clams, octopus and calamari in a zesty marinara sauce over al dente linguini.Rd. in Hallandale. I was only 19 years old at the time, says the impressively fearless entrepreneur. After 3 years of operation I sold Alberts and bought an existing pizzeria in Margate. This was the original Zuccarellis that I still own and run today, adds Vallorani who only recently inaugurated his new establishment in Pompano. After running Zuccarellis for nearly 30 years in Margate, I suddenly decided I wanted to open another restaurant. My wifes mother lives in Lighthouse Point and told me about a beautiful stand alone building near the Pompano golf course that was up for sale. And that is how Zuccarelli East was born! recalls the affable paesan. I go back to my hometown in Italy almost every year. It is amazing to see the progress that has occurred there, says Vallorani who remains close to his roots. Indeed, it is this strong connection with his ancestry that has produced a menu that is unpretentiously authentic, satisfyingly abundant and reassuringly economical. Serving just about every Italian specialty imaginable, this welcoming trattoria comes loaded with a great wine list and tons of culinary expertise. The result is affordable, high-quality fare in a relaxed ambiance. The voluminous menu is replete with a seemingly endless array of mouthwatering favorites. Soups include the classic minestrone as well as the hearty pasta e fagiole. Salads such as grilled chicken, Caesar or calamari are also good starters. caprese with tomatoes and basil are reliable take-out options. But the true stars of the Zuccarelli menu can be found in the pasta, chicken, seafood and veal entre selections. Linguini with clams, chicken & spinach lasagna, manicotti, baked ziti, eggplant rollatini and stuffed shells complete the authentic Italian pasta tableau. Our penne a la vodka is also outstanding, adds Vallorani with a knowing smile. Veal and chicken can be enjoyed in a variety of traditional preparations. Lemony butter Francese sauce, Marsala wine & mushrooms,


The Pelican 17 Friday, August 12, 2011 Originally opened in 1982, Checkers Old-Munchen has become the only reliable source of authentic German fare in Pompano Beach. Brainchild of Detlaf Neuman, former head Chef of a 5-star Munich hotel, the restaurant has stayed in the family over the past three decades. Today, nephew Mat Moore is at the helm of this thriving bastion of Teutonic temptations. German food is so much more than just sausage, says Moore as he pours a gigantic boot of Kostritzer beer. This dark, medium bodied lager is a popular choice among the more than 30 varieties of beer available. The Kostritzer is my favorite. Its Germanys answer to Guinness, adds Moore. For wine lovers, the Peter Brum Riesling features the quintessentially aromatic and fruity overtones one expects from this crisp white varietal of the Rhine region. Beverages in hand, many patrons kick start a meal with a hearty bowl of Checkers Old-Munchens famous onion & apple soup. Bursting with flavor, this Bavarian version Pompano Beachs Checkers Old-Munchen delivers tasty German cuisine in friendly European atmosphereCheckers Old-Munchen, 2209 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach 954-785-7565of French onion soup features sauted onions and apples slowly simmered in the house beef and lager broth topped with provolone cheese. Other classic starters include the Liverwurst & Muenster cheese platter, Bratwurst and Knackwurst on a bed of sauerkraut and several healthy salad options. Of note is the Kartoffelpuffer home made potato pancakes served with applesauce and sour cream. A quick scan of the menu reveals that vegetarianism is not exactly a German invention. Veal, pork, beef, chicken and sausage dominate the landscape. The plethora of meat options includes mouthwatering veal or pork Wienerschnitzels. These house specialties showcase lightly breaded cutlets sauted in lemon butter and topped with rich homemade gravy. Originally created in neighboring Vienna, this preparation method has become a regional staple of southeastern Germany. Served with red cabbage and potato dumpling or spaetzel (German egg noodles similar to gnocchi), these plates feel like a home cooked meal in Deutschland. Another crowd pleaser is the eye-popping Schweinhaxen. This plate features a specially seasoned 2 lb. boiled pork shank slow roasted for 6 hours. The result is a wonderfully moist and juicy falloff-the-bone meat all topped with homemade gravy. We use the broth of the pork shanks to make our gravy. It is absolutely delicious, says Moore. The chicken menu includes sauted breasts Hunter style with mushrooms in a wine gravy, Blackforest ham with white wine cream or the Paprika version in sweet cream sauce with red bell peppers. One of my favorites is the pork Stroganoff. But if you want to get a taste of several specialties, I would recommend our famous Bavarian Platter, says Moore. This sampler dish overflows with Bratwurst, Knackwurst, Wienerschnitzel and either schweinebraten or sauerbraten. The former consists of tender oven roasted pork loin while the latter is an acquired taste involving vinegar marinated beef topped with sweet and sour gravy. The food is outstanding and the prices are very reasonable, say regular local customers Bob Stoetzer and Pat McQueen. A good way to conclude a culinary voyage to Germany is with a warm homemade apple strudel. Served with Alemannic alacrity by the friendly waitresses, this ice cream topped behemoth is a great dessert to share. With wall to wall beer steins as dcor, the ambiance at Checkers Old-Munchen is warm and resoundingly European. Take advantage of various coupons available for half-priced entres with beverage purchase. The Think German Its Friday club (TGIF) allows off libations, appetizers and desserts with the purchase of an entre. Enjoy a Bavarian brewhaha during the monthly beer tastings. The next one is on Friday September 10 at 9:15 p.m. and will feature 8 different German beers, complimentary buffet and various prizes for $17. Reservations are highly recommended as our beer tastings are extremely popular and sell out quickly, says Moore. All entres are priced between $14 and $17, wine bottles are around $25 and beer starts at $4. There is free parking in the back and all major credit cards are accepted. The early bird special is from 5 pm to 6:30 p.m. and all day Sunday. Be sure to inquire about upcoming Oktoberfest specials on Facebook and especially the highly anticipated $10 entre weekends. Prost! Mat Moore brings on the roasted pork shank and a German beer. Warm homemade apple strudel topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce is the perfect way to nish a hearty meal at Checkers Old-Munchen. Veal Wienerschnitzel features a lightly breaded veal cutlet sauted in lemon butter. Here, it comes served with potato dumpling and red cabbage and can be topped with a avorful house brown gravy if desired. Counterclockwise from the tangy cucumber salad, the vinegar marinated sauerbraten beef, a half portion of pork Wienerschnitzel with gravy, grilled knackwurst and bratwurst and German egg noodle known as spaetzel.


18 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 Dairy Queen owner Sal Biviano is in the business of building memories, like the ones he has of walking a mile or so with his family for ice cream when the DQ was located in the Beacon Light Shopping Center. Biviano was 12 then. A few years later, in 1976, his dad Onofrio purchased the store and operated it until three years ago when Sal, 50, took over. Trained as a CPA and with years of corporate experience at JM Family, Sal was ready to re-enter the family business. In the summer of 2008, the familiar red-roofed Diary Queen in the Shoppes at Beacon Light was shuttered and Sal moved up Federal Highway to a former Texaco station at NE 29 Street. The move was beneficial in lots of ways. The store is more visible from the highway, it is easier to drive in and out, there is room for a drive thru which has created a phenomenal amount of new business, and there is a covered patio where customers can relax with a sweet treat, a chili dog or a BBQ sandwich. Now located on the west side of the highway, it is also within walking distance for many families. The patio area which seats about 30 is the one thing Sal was adamant about when he changed locations. It has become a popular place for birthday parties. People bring balloons, a few decorations, order a cake, and voila, instant celebration. I could have had more parking or I could have had a bigger store, but I was definite about the patio. I love to see people having fun. It allows them to sit and have some good family time. Thats very important to me. Sal has doubled the size of his store; it is now 1,200 square feet, and more than doubled his staff which numbers 17. He is involved now with training his employees, many of whom are students whose schedules he must work around. But since he got his first job at this Dairy Queen, he is willing to give other kids the same opportunity. Business at the Dairy Queen begins to boom right after school when cars pull up with kids eager for a snack. The later it gets, the busier it is, Sal said. While some Dairy Queens offer burgers, sandwiches and fries, Sal kept to his original menu adding only cakes. There are still the nine different sundaes, 27 flavors of blizzards, 11 shakes and malts, soft cones, waffle bowls, banana splits, Oreo brownie earthquakes, peanut buster parfaits, Moolattes and a newer addition, the Peanut Butter Bash. In short, the confections that made Dairy Queen a household word since it began 66 years ago are available at Sals vibrant red, white and blue store. His dad died the same month the new store opened but he is still remembered. This has my father written all over it, Sal said, noting his clean, bright establishment. Owned by corporate giant Berkshire Hathaway, Dairy Queen is part of the American landscape. On this particular landscape, it is probably the oldest family-run, retail business in the neighborhood, a place Sal Biviano hopes will leave his young customers with their own pleasant memories. BACK AND BIGGER Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher was on hand with Chamber members, owners and friends who had one thing in mind when Dairy Queen re-opened in Pompano Beach Ill have chocolate with sprinkles.Dairy Queen, 2901 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach 954-943-8390Sentimental over ice cream, DQ becomes a landmark in Broward County


The Pelican 19 Friday, August 12, 2011 to be replaced with a luxury condominium. After many calls to the owner and developer, it was agreed the statue would be donated to the Town of Hillsboro Beach. It was moved to town hall to be restored and dedicated during the Towns 60th Anniversary. Because of its proximity to the ocean, the statue was in need of serious repair. After a lengthy search, the artist who created the image in native cocina rock in 1973, said, I think Im the one you are looking for! Frank Vega subsequently agreed to cast the sculpture in bronze for the town hall. Money from the Broward County Parks and Recreation was used for the project, and today it graces the front lawn of the towns municipal building. The original sculpture was donated to the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society where it keeps an eye on the boaters passing through the Hillsboro Inlet. Once again, the Barefoot Mailman is in need of tremendous repair. After 40 years of exposure to the wind and ocean air, a campaign to raise funds to bronze the Barefoot Mailman has begun. Donations and sponsorships are being solicited. Sculptor Varga has again agreed to bronze the sculpture and will do it for $30,000, the fee he charged in 1998. Persons interested in contributing to the bronzing of the Barefoot Mailman statue may do so through the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society website.(Eds note: Carmen McGarry is former mayor of Hillsboro Beach and the towns historian, a title she has held since the early s. She was the person who negotiated the donation of the original statute and enlisted Frank Varga to bronze the replica which was placed at Town Hall. She is now involved in the restoration of the original statue at the Hillsboro Inlet.) BarefootContinued from pageThe Waterfront Restaurant, part of the Barefoot Mailman Resort, in Hillsboro Beach, once hailed the statue of the Barefoot Mailman. After the resort burned to the ground, the statue was donated to The City of Hillsboro Beach, where he stands [or walks] today.


20 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 SightingsContinued from page 6p.m. fresh produce, international baked goods, herbs/ spices, doggie treats, pickles, jams, infused vinegars, pasta and more. Call 954-531-5383. Pompano Beach Green Market Every Saturday at Founders Park, NE 3 Ave. and NE 2 St., 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fresh seafood, vegetables, owers and more. Call 954461-3385Fishing 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. 954-943-1488LeisureThe 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. ClubsDemocratic Womens Club is co-chairing the State Convention, Sept. 15 to 18. At the Hilton Deer eld Beach, 100 Fairway Drive, Deer eld. Democratic Club members who wish to participate as delegates or alternates should call Maggie Davidson at 954942-8711. The American Legion Auxiliary has Bingo on Tuesday nights, 7 PM at the Post. We have smoking and non-smoking rooms to play. Food is available from 5:30 until 7:30 for a small cost. Please come out and support The Pelican 954-783-8700 See SIGHTINGS on page 42


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24 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFDeer eld Beach has four sites on the National Registry of Historic Places due almost exclusively to the efforts of Margaret Briggs. A 59 year resident of the city and widow of pastor Arland Briggs, she was indefatigable in her efforts to bring recognition to the Butler House, circa 1923, the Old Schoolhouse, 1920, Deer eld Beach Elementary School, established in 1925 and the Seaboard Train Station, which dates back to 1926. Although the months turned into years, and with volumes of paperwork to show for her efforts, Briggs nally accomplished her goals. She had started with Deer eld Beach Elementary School and the train station and both were of cially recognized as historic sites in 1990. In 1995, the Butler House was added to the list and in 1999, the Old Schoolhouse, on the grounds of city hall. Deer eld Beach Elementary School is at 650 NE 1 Street; the Seaboard Train Station is on W. Hillsboro Boulevard just east of Military Trail.Historic buildings tell a communitys story: the Butler HouseThe original elementary school building is now a just small part of a school campus lled with modern buildings. The Butler House was bequeathed to the Deer eld Beach Historical Society after its owner Alice Butler died in 1976. Members of the threeyear-old society scrambled to install air conditioning, upgrade the electrical systems and repair oors so they could establish their headquarters and maintain and add to the citys archival records. Carolyn Morris is the current executive director of the Historical Society. It was Morris who discovered, Alice Butler with her 1936 Packard.See Butler House on page 25


The Pelican 25 Friday, August 12, 2011 with a paint scraper, that the original color of the house was a soft green and today it stands at 380 E. Hillsboro Boulevard looking very much like it looked when young Alice built it with a $10,000 inheritance. Alice and her husband J.D. came to town in 1910. She was 26 years old and from Ohio. He was seven years older and from Georgia. J.D. and his brother George Emery became successful winter crop farmers. J.D. and Alices two-story home, built from architectural drawings sent to them from Good Housekeeping, was probably the nest in town. It has a large kitchen and breakfast nook, a formal dining room and parlor, a bedroom and bath down stairs and two more bedrooms and a bath upstairs. A sun room runs across the front of the house. The main entrance is through another enclosed porch on the east side of the house. And it must have been well built. It withstood the ravages of the 1928 hurricane that destroyed many of the homes here and in icted a huge economic setback on the area. Today, the Butler House furnishings are not original, but replicate what was typical in the rst half of the 20th Century for hard-working folks. The house itself has been changed little and the huge banyan tree that domiButler HouseContinued from page 24 See BUTLER HOUSE on page 26 The Butler House in Deer eld Beach


26 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 Shhh! The babies are already nesting. Watch your step on the beach. Its turtle season in South Florida nated the front yard, remains. The photos of pioneers that are preserved generally show them in their elder years, but several of the Butlers as a young couple are in the Historical Societys rich lode of photographs. She is petite and dark-haired and looks to be fun-loving. He is tall and lean and perhaps stoic. One photo shows a very proud Alice standing alongside the couples 1936 Packard. Things are quiet at the Butler House now. Events held there in the past fundraisers, teas, private parties will be limited. Her efforts now are concentrated on fundraising not events. Tours of the home are available by calling 954-4290378. On the property, is another, much more modest home that can also be toured, a Kester Cottage, built in the late s to house Flaglers railroad workers. Again, the furnishings are typical of the period and of the people who lived there. There is also a collection of old farm tools that some may nd interesting. Butler HouseContinued from page 25[Left] A classic Kester Cottage that served as homes for hundreds of families in Broward County. [Above] JD, Alice and Emery Butler shortly after their arrival in Deer eld Beach. [Photos courtesy of the Butler House Society]


The Pelican 27 Friday, August 12, 2011 Weekly Fishing ReportCapt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001.. Take your kids shingWith the start of school right around the corner use this weekend to go out and spend some more quality time with your kids. Once the school year starts, the kids always seem to have other things going, and its hard to get them back on the boat. The bonitos, dolphin, and tunas have all been biting throughout the week, so there should be no problem bending the rod this weekend. I would be trolling small baits and lures this weekend and keep your speed around 8 knots. We had an interesting report yesterday from a customer shing 10 miles offshore. He was on his way in from swordshing and happened to nd a ock of frigate birds dive bombing. He went over and to his surprise found a nice school of dolphin all around 20 lbs. He then caught 25 black n tunas in the same area. This time of the year you can really get lucky shing offshore in the Gulf Stream. When we have tropical disturbances south of us debris from the areas affected eventually makes its way up to us. It may actually take weeks for the debris to get here, but it always does. We are usually greeted by some large dolphin and wahoos way offshore so dont be afraid to venture out. Pack up the boat, get the kids out of bed, and lets nish up the summer strong! Get Tight! RJ Boyle Advertise with The Pelican 954-783-8700


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Percussionists, euphonium and clarinet players are especially needed. If you enjoy making music, call Jim McGonigal, Music Director at 954-647-0700 for more info.TOWNHOMES FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH 2/2 1100 SQ FT. Community Pool, Upgraded, Amenities. $1250 Per Month. Lake Bridge Community. Large Deck. 954605-0207. 8-12HOMES FOR RENT BEDROOM, 3 BATH With Garage. Unfurnished Home For Rent In Pompanos Harbour Village Area East Of Federal Hwy. $2100 Month. 954-609-2454. 8-19 HOMES FOR SALELEISUREVILLE $115,888 ATTACHE MODEL. 2/2, Garage, Front Porch. Very Private. 2 Active Clubs & Heated Pools. FREE Golf. New Water & Sewer System. 55+. Realty 3000. 561-8663839. 8-19CO-OP SALESPOMPANO BEACH 1/1 On Water, Dockage Available At Your Door. $59,500. Coldwell Banker Barbara 954-6291324. 9-2 ROOM-MATEROOM-MATE WANTED Pompano Beach. Very Spacious Apt. With Courtyard. Single Story 12 Unit Off Federal Hwy. Own Large Room With Walk-in Closet. Full Use Of Kitchen. Smoker OK. $150 Week Or $550 Per Mo. 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Pax Properties 954-603-8857; www. beachpads.net. 8-12STUDIOS EFFICIENCIESDEERFIELD BEACH A1A Live at the beach off season. Ef ciencies available for $300 Weekly, pay as you go, no deposit or security, cable, pool, laundry, wireless. Ocean Villa 954-427-4608. 8-12 OUTDOOR STORAGEDEERFIELD BEACH OUTDOOR STORAGE For Boats, RVs, Commercial Vehicles & More. Call Chris At 954-520-1777. 8-19COMMERCIAL FOR RENTPOMPANO BEACH FOR RENT Small Drive Up Warehouse Your Best Deal In Pompano. Only $232 Per Month. Scott At 954-9464087. 8-19DOCK FOR RENTPOMPANO DEEP WATER Dock off ICW. Just N of Atlantic Blvd. Up to 13 beam x 38, 10 minutes from inlet. Security, water, electric, new dock & seawall. No xed bridges. No live-a-boards, beautiful setting. 954-942-2424. 8-19 See Classi eds on page 29PUBLIC 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 13th, 2011 for our Public Housing TWO (2) BEDROOM and THREE (3) BEDROOM Waiting List. NOTE: Applications will continue to be accepted year round for our senior community ef ciencies and (1) bedroom units for individuals who are 52 years of age and older only. Only one application per family will be accepted for Public Housing. The waiting list will close on Saturday, August 13th, 2011 for our Public Housing TWO (2) BEDROOM and THREE (3) BEDROOM Waiting Lists (NO EXCEPTIONS). Median Family Income 6/01/11: $61,800 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person $42,200 $48,200 $54,250 $54,250 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person $65,100 $65,100 $69.900 $79.550 For the hearing impaired, please call TDD# 1-800-955-8771.


The Pelican 29 Friday, August 12, 2011 The babies are already nesting. Shhh! And watch your step on the beach. Its turtle season in South Florida MUSICAL ITEMSBABY GRAND PIANO $1,200 FIRM. CALL 954-783-8700. ORGAN for SALE Excellent condition. $400. Call 954295-0194.ANTIQUESWANTED OLD ORIENTAL RUGS IMMEDIATE Maximum CASH. Call 954-561-5333 Anytime. Oriental Rug Palace. 3000 N Federal Hwy. Ft Lauderdale. 8-19FURNITURELEATHER LAZY BOY Love Seat, Beige, Like New $75. 2 Leather Recliners Beige $35 Each. White Barrel Low Back Chair $25. 954-4924080. 8-12GARAGE SALESPOMPANO 20 FAMILY Rummage Sale. Kids, Womens, Mens Clothing. Linens, Dishes, Electronics. 251 SW 6 Street. Sat Aug 13. 7am-2pm. 8-12Classi edsContinued from page 28 Call to place your classi ed adU.S. Coast Guard courseA safe boating course, About Boating Safety, or ABS, will take place at the Imperial Point Medical Center, 6401 N. Federal highway. Fot Lauderdale, Auditorium C on Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $50 per person and includes all materials and lunch. Call Tom Nolan at 954-421-0502.


30 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 tion bids come in over the Internet from around the world Singapore to Norway. Keeping up with the changing communication environment prompted Fisher to recruit young people who are savvy about using the social media -Facebook and Twitter -something his father and grandfather didnt deal with when they managed the daily affairs. Lamar Fisher has not only followed in his predecessors professional footsteps, but in the examples they set for community service as well. His father received an Honorary Doctorate for his humanitarian service to the community. His great-grandfather signed the articles of corporation for the City of Pompano Beach in 1908. His grandfather served as mayor in 1943, and Lamar Fisher is the current mayor of Pompano Beach, his term running until 2013. Although he has conducted scores of auctions for 30 years, Fisher has not lost his zeal for the business. He looks forward to banging the gavel and shouting, Sold. When people ask how much money theyll get for their property at auction, Fisher says he doesnt have a crystal ball. And that makes him a bit nervous. When I get up on stage I am still excited, and I have butterflies, he said. But he sees that as a good thing, evidence that he hasnt gone stale. He still loves the business. You dont know from day to day what youre going to be selling. I love the challenge. I love visiting the client, signing the contract and selling at auction, he said. Fisher Auction Company, 351 S. Cypress Road, Suite 210, Pompano Beach, FL 954-942-0917Successful property auction company has deep roots in Pompano Beach People often ask me how I can talk so fast, Lamar Fisher said, as he rattled off a rapidfire demonstration of a highly skilled auctioneer in action. His answer: A lot of practice. Fishers skill and business savvy have made his company Fisher Auction Company one of the most successful of its kind in the United States. The accomplishments are impressive. In 2006, for example, Fisher Auction Company managed an historic auction that set a record for the largest real estate auction ever conducted on the Internet for a single event. Fisher Auction was contracted to liquidate about 2,100 properties in Floridas Sarasota County. We had extraordinary success, said Fisher. The property was evaluated at $43 million and we realized $65 million in sales. Back in the late s during the savings and loan crisis Fisher Auction was contracted by the Resolution Trust Corporation to dispose of insolvent properties and conducted a major event in Washington, D.C. Along the way, the company has auctioned the former Miami Arena, sold a psychiatric hospital for the state of Michigan and the law office and furniture of the infamous Scott Rothstein, the disgraced Florida lawyer serving a federal prison term for defrauding investors. Although most of what Fisher Auction Company sells is real estate, Fisher has also auctioned such items as President John Kennedys briefcase and John F. Kennedy Juniors airplane. I grew up in the business and had a passion for it, said Fisher. His grandfather, Louis Sr., launched the auction business in the s after working in traditional real estate sales. He got a taste of something different when he managed the sale of plots of land in Coral Springs and hired Johnny Carson to kick off an event. People lined up behind a rope, and when Johnny shouted, Go, they ran to the lot they wanted to buy. By no means was it a modern-day auction, but it set the roots for what the business became. Lamar Fishers father, Louis Jr., founded the Fisher Auction Company in 1972 and continues to serve as chairman and consultant. Today, most of their clients are banks, bankruptcy courts, receiverships and developers. As in any business, Fisher Auction has had to make adjustments to keep up with the times. One of the biggest challenges centers on the Internet, which can provide international exposure for an auction. During a live auc-[Left] When Mayor Lamar Fisher says Sold! at a charity auction, money is a sure bet for the charity. Lamar donates many hours as an auctioneer to local charities. [Above] On a balcony with a backdrop of South Florida, Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher, continues to look forward to stronger South Florida communities for everyone.


The Pelican 31 Friday, August 12, 2011 Frank H. Furman Insurance, 1314 E. Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach 954-943-5050Frank H. Furmans endurance, patience and spirit bring success to his insurance company and support to the city he loves, Pompano BeachFrank H. Furman will be celebrating his 49th year in the insurance business September 1. He and his firm are very excited that 50 years is just around the corner. As a successful businessman in the field of insurance, Frank has invested time and financial assistance to organizations that benefit the overall community. The success of Frank H. Furman Insurance only added to his belief that giving back was a gift. He explains that in 1962, a close friend allowed him and his wife, Martha Jane, to open an independent agency. We opened our agency on Atlantic Boulevard rent free for one year. Our friend allowed us to make our dream a reality, says Frank. In return, Frank has served as a major sponsor for community events that also began as ideas, including The Tiger Trail Festival, Pompano Beach Fireworks on July 4th, Yuletide Parade, Seafood Festival, Fishing Rodeo, Holiday Boat Parade, Children in the Arts Piano competition and numerous others that have grown to be part of the tapestry of Pompano Beach. Those contributions were the result of a young insurance salesman who believed in his product, stood behind it and worked hard at it every day. Frank and Martha Jane have been residents of Pompano Beach for 55 years where they raised their children, became active in their church and are proud that they are part of 60 families [in the business] where helping them prosper has been a great reward. They have faced obstacles, the biggest one being the unstable insurance market for homeowners after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. We have a great staff, says Frank. We specialize in insuring homes, businesses, automobiles, boats and life insurance products. We also get pleasure out of helping clients when they have a claim. That is what we are about. Frank was named to the board of John Knox Village at a time when the resident community had just come out of bankruptcy. He led the Village as chairman of the board from that time to his retirement last year with a business plan that worked and enabled JKV to grow and flourish. Resident population grew to 1,000 and needed expansion continues today. The Village honored Frank for his contributions with the addition of the Frank H. Furman, Jr. Plaza. Frank has been a trustee of Florida Southern College in Lakeland for 33 years. And he has dedicated 45 years as a member of the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. With so much history, so much philanthropy and so much civic commitment, Frank still has time for a laugh. Tacked on the yellowing pages of his scrapbook is a song entitled There is No One With Endurance Like the Man who Sells Insurance, written in 1935 by Frank Crumit and friends. How true for Frank Furman. [Top] Frank and Martha Jane pose in front of their new building on Atlantic Boulevard. [Center] Happy with his own desk and his own business, Frank Furman begins a long career in Pompano Beach. [Lower] Frank and Martha Jane Furman announce the opening of their insurance agency. [ Town News, Tuesday Sept. 4, 1962]


32 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 Long before he was old enough to operate a vehicle, Jeffrey Marshall wondered what makes a car move. A framed fourth grade essay hanging in his of ce can attest to that. A childhood curiosity turned teenage hobby eventually became a lifelong career. Since 1983, Marshall has owned and operated Auto Tronics, a family-run business located in Deer eld Beach. Auto Tronics began in Boca Raton in 1983; Marshall had the idea that he would do things differently. Computerization of vehicles started in 1979, setting off big changes in the auto repair industry. My goal was to become a specialist in auto computers. I was among the rst, he says. Now, Marshall is considered one of the best technicians in the eld. Auto Tronics boasts a vast array of test equipment, going much further than the basic check engine light scan. Most warning lights require a more exact and detailed analysis to get to the root of the problem. Marshalls shop uses tools like TECH2, DRB III, STARMOBILE, and others; and employs all ASE certi ed technicians to operate them. Auto Tronics takes pride in having the diagnostic tools and the knowledge to test Auto Tronics, Auto Service Inc. 55 SW 10th Street, Deer eld Beach 954-427-8059From the shop to computer, AutoTronics can do itThe Marshall Family, Hillary, Lauren, Cheri and Jeff.and diagnose all makes and models, foreign and domestic. The software is often updated to keep up with the new vehicles on the market. Marshall is routinely asked by other shops to diagnose complex problems. Auto Tronics also strongly encourages regular maintenance in order to keep an automobile running smoothly. Although he is skilled at working with customers, Marshalls heart belongs out in the shop working on the cars. For this reason, he has enlisted the help of his family. His wife, Cheri, a lifelong resident of Deer eld, runs the of ce. Daughters Hillary and Lauren also help out in the of ce from time to time. Auto Tronics has built up a loyal word-of-mouth customer base over its 28 years. Marshall is now servicing vehicles for children, and in some cases, grandchildren of original clients. When it comes to customer service, Auto Tronics is number one. Marshall is always looking out for whats best for the vehicle. He is happy to explain why certain problems have occurred with a customers vehicle. In some cases he will even bring in the broken part, a laptop to show diagnoses, or draw a diagram to help understand. He feels the best approach is to be honest and straight forward when dealing with his customers. Alongside an interest in automobiles, the Marshalls have also always understood the importance of recycling, to the extent of placing compost bins and even a rain barrel at their home. Hillary got involved in her middle school by starting a program for recycling lithium batteries. She hosted this program out of Auto Tronics, collecting batteries from customers and other shops to ship to a recycling plant. This collecting still exists today. Marshall likes to maintain this environmentallyfriendly status in his shop by recycling plastic and paper, as well as properly disposing of hazardous material. Auto Tronics is a company that stresses being as green as possible. Marchall knows his customers rely on him to take care of their basic automobile questions and needs. A day does not pass when a customer doesnt stop by for a quick, listen to this noise, what do you think? or can you check my tire pressure? It really does matter to us, Marshall said. Its all part of our responsibility. Luckily for Marshall, the subject of that years-ago essay, The Way Your Car Moves, still captivates him.


The Pelican 33 Friday, August 12, 2011 After opening its doors in Pompano Beach 33 years ago, another generation of Pine Chiropractic is in town. Dr. Ross Pine has partnered with his father, Dr. David Pine, who began his practice in 1978. They are committed to combining the traditional principles of chiropractic along with the latest state-ofthe-art technology to improve the health and well being of South Florida residents. Dr. David Pine was born in Queens, New York and grew up in Port Washington on the north shore of Long Island. There he attended Paul D. Schreiber High School and was a member of the varsity tennis and soccer teams. Dr. David pursued his higher education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. His extra-curricular activities included the varsity soccer team, a position as chairman of the universitys concert committee, and membership in the ZBT fraternity. The National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois is where Dr. David completed his four-year post graduate studies in order to receive his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees. By this time, Dr. David had met and married his wife, Dale, and together they moved to Florida to thaw out. They coauthored a book entitled Fitness For Couples which endorses exercising with a partner to stay fit and combat the boredom of exercising alone. Their book was featured in McCalls Magazine and on various television talk shows. In November of 1978, Dr. David opened his chiropractic office in Pompano Beach. He became active in the community by lecturing and writing health articles for local newspapers, and he also became the team physician for the Blanche Ely High School football team. Dr. David coached and sponsored a variety of local soccer and baseball teams, and in 1994 he authored his second book entitled, 365 Good Health Hints which offers sensible tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Ross Pine is a wonderful addition to his fathers Pine Chiropractic Center, 611 E. Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach 954-782-7006well-established and muchrespected practice. While attending Nova High School in Davie, Dr. Ross was a member of the National Honor Society and received numerous awards as an accomplished trumpet player in the high schools marching and jazz bands. He was also a member of the distinguished Florida Youth Orchestra. Dr. Ross earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Tulane University in New Orleans where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He pursued his post graduate studies at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. In his final year he was a chiropractic intern for the Northwestern University Athletic Department in Evanston, Illinois and the DePaul University Athletic Department in Chicago. In addition to receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2009, Dr. Ross completed many hours of post doctoral studies and is a Certified Kinesio Tape practitioner. He uses the Kinesio Tape to enhance the athletic performance of his patients and expedite their recovery from various injuries. As certified ProAdjuster practitioners, Dr. David and Dr. Ross utilize instrumentation in their office based on NASA science technology. The ProAdjuster provides a computer analysis of the motion of vertebrae and chiropractic treatment can be done comfortably in an upright poinfo@pinechiropracticcenter.com www.pinechiropracticcenter.comPine Chiropractic Center combining tradition, technology since 1978 Now two generations of chiropractors, Dr. David and Dr. Ross offer the community traditional methods of chiropractic along with modern breakthroughs in healing.sition without turning, twisting or sudden movements. Pine Chiropractic Center keeps in step with advances in chiropractic healthcare. Their computerized scanner checks foot arches and can customize orthotics to correct the foundation of the entire pelvic structure. Dr. David and Dr. Ross offer rehabilitation therapy, cold laser, mechanical traction, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, massage therapy, nutritional counseling and corrective exercise programs. Now two generations of chiropractors, Dr. David and Dr. Ross offer the community traditional methods of chiropractic along with modern breakthroughs in healing.


34 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 In an age of disposable and easily replaceable products, Bill and Marge Boyd have built their business on making things last. The couple own and operate Milberns Shave Center in the Shoppes of Beacon Light in Lighthouse Point. They sharpen blades, shears, scissors and repair electric razors, clippers and other grooming equipment for the beauty, barber and grooming industry. We mainly service professional groomers both in the large and small animal categories. In addition, we service the individual pet groomers, said Marge. Professionals are the main part of our business. A lot of Milberns customers animals arent the average household pet. Horses, llamas and sheep are among those that benefit from Milberns expertise and service. We also service many of our local barbers and beauticians, said Marge. Marge, who spent 30 years in the dental field, and Bill, who spent 40 years in the computer industry, moved to Florida in 1972 from Delaware. Before the two bought Milberns in 1998, they worked for years without a store repairing instruments for dog and horse groomers. We wanted to expand and represent a major manufacturer, and in order to do that we had to own a retail business, said Marge. But before buying Milberns with his wife, Bill was a customer. He got all excited when he went to Milberns to get his shaver repaired and saw the shop was for sale, said Marge of her husband. Ive always used electric razors, said Bill. Originally opened in 1958 by Mildred Graves and Bernice Hoffman, two sisters who combined their first names to come up with a name for the business, Milberns has been sold six times. Its current proprietors have owned the business longer than anyone else, even Hoffman and Graves. Marge says a lot of their business depends on two things: Milberns Shaver Center, 2482 N. Federal Hwy. in the Shoppes of Beacon Light in Lighthouse Point 954-941-3213 Milberns Shaver Center has been exactly what people who believe in repair instead of buying a new one have been using since the s in LHPpracticality and principles. A lot of the older generation still believes in repairing rather than buying a disposable item. And its not just older customers that come to Milberns. It is getting to be a younger crowd, said Marge. But old or young, saving money is a universal value. Its not an inexpensive item to purchase. They dont mind spending money if they know its going to last for them, said Marge. When they first bought the business Marge ran it by herself for almost five years. She taught herself how to fix razors, said Bill. Then, the business grew and Bill decided to spend more time in the store. That time together, they say, has been more enjoyable than what a lot of other married business partners experience. I guess were one of the lucky ones. We get along extremely well. We do have our moments of course, said Marge. Were like night and day. Thats how weve built our business, said Bill. And they leave it all behind when quitting time comes each day. Adds Bill, What happens with the shop we leave at the shop.Bill and Marge Boyd bought Milberns Shaver Center in 1998 and have held onto the business longer than any of its previous owners. Customers who go to Milberns can say hello to Gabby and Molly, the shops of cial greeters.


The Pelican 35 Friday, August 12, 2011 This year marks the 58th anniversary of Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate, the areas oldest family-owned and operated real estate rm. In the past half century, the company has grown from the husband and wife team of Bill Campbell Sr., and his wife, Mary, to become one of the largest real estate sales and property management companies in south Florida. Mary Campbell passed away in March 2010. Mary Campbell was the family matriarch and historian. She came to Pompano Beach in 1953 from Long Island with her husband and three children to open their of ce. Mary said, Pompano Beach was very different back thenso much sand, and dirt roads everywhere. But the people here were so friendly. Bill knew this was where we were meant to be. From its beginning, the business continued to grow. In 1970, Campbell Real Estate moved to its present location as 1233 E. Hillsboro Boulevard in Deer eld Beach. The second generation of Campbells, Bruce and Bill Jr., joined the business and continued to grow and expand its services. By this time, the Campbells were offering property management as well as sales, adding more associates and creating a reputation for integrity. As the company continued to ourish, that reputation held. Now the original company has evolved into several divisions. The principal owners are Bruce Campbell, Bill Campbell III, John Tight and Jim Rosemurgy, all actively involved in daily operations. The real estate division is now known as Campbell & Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate: 58 Years of continued growth Rosemurgy Real Estate and has three of ces in Broward and south Palm Beach counties with over 120 associates that have earned a number of specialized certi cations such as Certi ed Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate of Real Estate Institute (GRI), and Certi ed Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). Many of these associates have worked with the rm for over 20 years. Jim Heidisch manages their newest of ce located in Pompano. He is the current President of the Realtor Association of Greater Ft. Lauderdale in addition to being a director with both the Florida and National Associations of Realtors. Kiku Martinson oversees the real estate division of the company. She attributes its success to more than knowledge and resources. We are a solid company with a strong foundation made up of community minded, hard working and professional agents. We have successfully remained the top selling of ces in Deer eld Beach and Lighthouse Point. Jim Rosemurgy agrees, saying, Our success and growth over the years are due to all the hard-working agentstheir honesty, loyalty and professionalism have made our business what it is today. Their other division is Campbell Property Management and is under the direction of Bill Campbell III and John Tight. In the past 10 years, this division has doubled in size and now manages 100,000 residential units between Plantation and Stuart with over 450 employees. It also operates a landscape maintenance and installation company with 200 employees. Our average property management customer has been with us more than 10 years, said Bill III. Thats one of the highest retention rates in the industry. When we see numbers like that, we know we are doing it right. Another division is Hometown Title Services, a full service closing, title insurance and escrow company whose principles are attorneys Adam Beighley, a resident of Boca Raton, and Edward Myrick, Jr., who lives in Lighthouse Point. In house mortgages are handled with Karen Hammett of Howard Grace & Associates, Inc., a licensed correspondent mortgage lender. Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate is active in the community. Each year the rm supports the Boys and Girls Club, Dunns Run and in the past has donated to Kids in Distress, Toys for Tots and Habitat for Humanity. Its associates are active in the Deer eld Beach, Lighthouse Point, and Pompano Beach, Chambers of Commerce. This company continues to nd ways to improve and offer better and more personalized services to the community.Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate, Deer eld Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach 954-427-8686


36 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 Scott Bransdorf, 46, has been selling shoes since he was 13 years old. I knew I would end up here, he says looking around the family-owned shoe store opened by his father Marvin 33 years ago. Today, still in the same location at 1290 N. Federal Highway, the mission at Brandys Shoes is to sell comfortable footwear, even for odd-sized feet. Were the comfort store, Bransdorf says. We are a sitandfit store. We measure the feet. Feet change over the years. I hear people say they have been wearing the same size for years. Right then, I know they need to be measured because as people age, the arch flattens, lengthening the foot. And it is foot comfort that has brought his customers back for so many years. The brands he carries attest to that. Displayed around the 7,200-square-foot showroom are shoes made by Florsheim, Rockport, New Balance, Dunham, Sperry, Trotters, Hush Puppies and Fitflop; all famous and respected names in shoes. Some of Brandsdorfs customers come in after a Like everything made from oil products, the cost of shoes is going up, Brandsdorf said. Another trend is that peoples feet are getting longer and wider. But at Brandys, hard-to-fit feet is simply business as usual. They also fit people with exceptionally narrow feet. Brandsdorf has managed Brandys for the last 20 years. His father, now 83, comes by a few times a week. Brandys Shoes is open seven days a week. Hours Monday through Saturday are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Sundays, hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brandys Shoes, 1290 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach 954-943-9667Brandys: A long history of selling comfortable shoesAt Brandys shoppers have a wide variety of Sperry shoes that are perfect for boating and casual wear. One of the more popular brands carried at Brandys Shoes.recommendation from a physician who has discovered common ailments that go along with ill-fitting shoes like corns, ingrown toenails and bunions. When the foot hurts, its miserable. The whole body hurts, he said. Now Brandys can offer their customers another benefit, a pair of shoes at no cost for those with diabetes. Its part of a new Medicare program and the brands carried at this store have long been approved for diabetics. Brandys also specializes in shoes for boaters and has carried the top-selling boat shoe, Sperry Top Siders, for years. Providing a little insight into that companys history, Brandsorf said, Originally Sperrys had the patent for the rubber sole and no one else could copy it. Today there are other topsiders, but not all of them are Sperrys. He points out the Gold Cup and shows its deerskin lining and 18-karat gold plated eyelets that prevent corrosion. The soles are made of Vibram, a non-marking rubber outsole for wet and dry traction. At the top of the line, these shoes sell for about $185. Other styles start at about $75. Women probably wont find the right shoe for an elegant cocktail party out of Brandys large inventory, but they will find dozens of comfortable shoes, sandals and pumps for the other events in their lives. Scott Bransdorf knows that when it comes to comfort, his customers continue to come back to Brandys where feet are measured and shoes are tted by experts.


The Pelican 37 Friday, August 12, 2011 If you call the BEE Insurance Agency in Lighthouse Point, someone a real person, an actual human being will answer the phone. Theres no recorded message and no buttons to push. The agency has no answering machine and no voice mail. While some folks may see this as an old-fashioned approach to business, Gerson Rodriguez, the agency owner, doesnt mind if you do. And, in fact, hes proud of it. We want to talk to people, he said. To him, this symbolizes a ness, of course. Others offer the same thing, Rodriguez acknowledges, so its us our customer service that can make a difference. There was a time when Rodriguez and Duke considered opening of ces in other cities. Then, said Duke, We asked ourselves why we would do that when theres plenty of business right here. Most of their clients live within ve miles of the of ce on Northeast 24th Street, in Lighthouse Point, and Rodriguez decided that he likes it that way. We really want to have a neighborhood feel, said Duke. Weve had young couples just married come in to get an auto tag and have a title done. Sometime later they buy a house and come in for homeowners insurance. The sense of community that Rodriguez and Duke share extends beyond business hours. They both live in Pompano Beach and serve their residential and business communities in different ways. Gerson Rodriguez is an Exchange Club member and a volunteer with the Lighthouse Point Police Department. Alan Duke is a volunteer tutor, teaching ESL (English as a Second Language). As local residents, they clearly care about their community and hope that a neighborhood business can ourish if its built on old ideas of personal service and respect for individual clients. Bee Insurance Agency 1817 Northeast 24th Street Lighthouse Point, (954) 941-7283Local insurance agents build business on old-fashioned valuesGerson Rodriguez and Alan Dukepersonal touch that demonstrates his dedication to personal service for his clients. We want to know the names of clients when they come through the door, added Alan Duke, a key player in the agency who is not hung up on titles. We want an atmosphere where people come in and sit, relax and have a cup of coffee. We want a place where parents come in, and then their children come in as well. Rodriguez, who came to the United States from Venezuela, bought the business in June 2008 after working for the previous owner for a couple of years. Duke joined him immediately. When Rodriguez was growing up in Venezuela, running an insurance agency was a kind of calling or a dream. I went with my dad to put in an insurance claim, he remembers. The agent looked so nice, so professional. He had a nice of ce, and I wanted to be like that guy, he said. In the U.S., Rodriguez went to Florida Atlantic University for a masters degree in international business. When he bought the agency in 2008, it had operated under various names for about 14 years, but was probably best known in the community as Insurance World, and its business was limited to auto insurance, auto tags and titles. Rodriguez and Duke expanded the business to include insurance to cover homes, businesses, boats, RVs, motorcycles, golf carts, classic cars, health and life. We do a little of everything, Rodriguez said. Its a competitive busi-


38 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 NU TURF 2801 N Dixie Hwy, Pompano Beach 954-942-8409With ve acres of plants, owers and garden accessories, Nu Turf remains one of the largest garden shops in South FloridaPompano Beach April Murphy remembers growing plants on the roof of an old gas station on 31st Street and Dixie Highway in Pompano Beach. Pretty small, she said, as she looked at old black and white photograph that depicts the beginning of the business started by her late husband Bill in 1973. The space was packed with garden supplies. Sod and mulch and fertilizer were piled all over the place, April Murphy, the owner, gives a lot of credit to her employees, some of whom have worked there for 25 years. I know them and I know some of their children, April said. And some of their children have worked here as well. Jim Murphy emphasizes the need to keep current in the business and to track the competition. There have been times, he said, when everybody and their brother, it seemed, wanted to sell plants, and NU TURF had to stay competitive. But overall, he said, competition is good. The Murphy family built the business on reputation and customer service. Our advertising is mostly just word of mouth, April Murphy said. Jim Murphy credits success to employees who are customer oriented and to a general reputation for integrity. We always maintained integrity, said Jim, who has worked in the business for 25 years. Jim worked in plumbing in Michigan when his brother Bill, who died nine years ago, brought him to Florida to work in the business. He taught me the business and was a great instructor, he said. If you were straight with him, he was straight with you. He was a special guy for Pompano one in a million, Jim said, re ecting on Bills service as volunteer remen and the help he gave a number of people to get into business. Jim -who doesnt use a title said, We all just do our best to make the business run -describes the business as a one-stop garden shop that includes delivery and installation of garden products. NU TURF is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and things were growing on the roof. Thats a far cry from the NU TURF Garden Shop on Dixie Highway between Sample Road and Copans Road, where colorful owers and plants ourish on a nine-acre site, one of the largest garden shops in South Florida. Surviving in a competitive business of any kind has its challenges, of course. And this business was no exception. After the humble beginning at an old gas station, the business grew and moved south on Dixie, back about 25 years ago. But there was a dif cult time there, too, when construction on that stretch of Dixie disrupted business for about a year, creating nancial stress. We had no idea it would be as bad as it was, said Jim Murphy, April Murphys brother-inlaw. But once again the business grew. Nu Turf experts are always on hand to give advise for a beautiful garden or a willing hand to help load up a car or a truck.


The Pelican 39 Friday, August 12, 2011 Pompano Ford Lincoln, a Holman family-owned dealership, got its start when our Founder Stewart Holman purchased the Astor Motel in 1955. He bought the property with the intention of building a Lincoln Mercury dealership. In August of 1974, the dealership started its operation. It opened as the newest Lincoln Mercury store in South Florida. Its rst General Manager, Joe Chiavaroli transferred from the Fort Lauderdale Lincoln Mercury store, also a Holman Family Dealership. Many of the starting staff came from the other Lincoln Mercury stores in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Hollywood. The rest of the staff came from the area surrounding the dealership. The business grew and prospered during the great Lincoln Mercury years. Pompano set many records in sales and service, becoming one of Lincoln Mercurys premier dealerships. Many things have changed in the automobile business. Downsizing, dueling dealerships and many new entries arrived in the market place. Pompano remodeled in 2005 and acquired a Ford franchise in 2007. Ford brought a new set of challenges with trucks, diesels, and small cars. The store remodeled to the new Ford Lincoln Mercury look in 2010. This happened at the same time Mercury announced it would no longer be a franchise. More remodeling will be needed in the future to comply with new Ford Lincoln standards. Pompano Ford Lincoln Mercury has won many awards over the past 37 years. They have won Fords Presidents Award for outstanding customer service 11 times, said Richard Zich, general manager since 1990. We have an outstanding staff of dedicated employees who are trained to handle our customers automotive needs. We sell and lease new, pre-owned and certi ed vehicles. We have great service, a ne parts department and a body shop. The body shop works on all makes and models and works with your insurance company to make the repairs uncomplicated. We have a newly remodeled Quick Lane service facility to give you a quick place for light maintenance and repairs. We have all the tires you might need. The Quick Lane will service all makes and models and no appointment is necessary. The business will continue to change in the upcoming years says General Manager Richard Zich. There are many new vehicles coming out from Ford and Lincoln. We already have Hybrids, but Electric Vehicles and Eco boost engines will be available for small cars and all trucks. This will improve fuel ef ciency. The Fiesta and Focus are gas engines getting 40 MPG. We have trucks of every size from the Transit Connect to the larger Ford super duty trucks and cargo vans. Lincoln has the new MKZ Hybrid, remodeled MKX and soon to be remodeled MKS, MKT and Navigator. Make sure you stop by and say hi to everyone. Check us out for your next vehicle. We would love to assist you in getting your new ride. We are here to serve you. Thank you for your past support and we look forward to serving you in the future.Pompano Ford Lincoln, 2741 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach 800-560-9863Pompanos family-owned automobile dealership General Manager, Rick Zich New showroom on North Federal Highway in Pompano Beach


40 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 Pompano Beach Captain Dan Rodriguez is a high-energy guy who almost never relaxes. Typically, he works at least 60 hours a week at his business. The hours are necessary to manage the place and meet the needs of his customers. But Dan doesnt see it as work. Its almost a hobby, he says. I love what I do. At an early age, Dan liked boats and had a mechanical aptitude. He enjoyed xing things, especially boat engines. Today, after being schooled in electrical engineering and marine mechanics, he sells and services new and used boat motors. He also paints boats, customizes boats, details boats, and builds boats. Dan operates Reel Loco Marine, at 1132 NE 48th Street, in Pompano Beach. From the street, the size of the business is deceptive; it looks smaller than it And what would he do if he found the time and took a break from the demands of a business? His eyes light up when he pulls out some photos that document a boat trip to the Bahamas in an 18-foot boat a trip of 367 miles. For four days he and his pal didnt see another human. Hed like to do a trip like that again. But next time, he says, it would be in a larger boat.Three years of awardsFor the third consecutive year, Reel Loco Marine Sales& Service has been selected for the 2011 Best of Pompano Beach award in the Outboard Motors category by the U.S. Commerce Association, or USCA. The USCAs Best of Local Business Award program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identi es companies they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These companies enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. Nationwide only 1 in 120 2011 Award recipients qualify as Three-time winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winner in each category. The 2011 USCA Award program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties. For now and in the immediate future Captain Dan Rodriguezs time, talent and energy are dedicated to his business, and thats just ne. The recession crippled a number of such businesses and drove some out of business. The recession cleansed the industry, he says. But Reel Loco Marine survived and hes busy. Im happy. I wake up every day and feel good about what I do, he says. Im not going anywhere.Reel Loco Marine, 1132 NE 48 St., Pompano Beach 954-785-8018Capt. Dan Rodriguez services boats, engines and sells parts for all size engines at Reel Loco Marineis because the repair operation is out of sight, behind the building. There, a number of boats of many shapes and sizes are in various stages of repair or construction. He pulls back a canvas cover to display the mold of a Panga Sport that hes building. At Reel Loco Marine, Dan and his team of mechanics repair all engines inboards, outboards and stern drives. A lot of his business relates to Evinrude engines, and he has developed a bit of a niche in xing the Evinrude Ficht. For various reasons, many boat mechanics dont want anything to do with the Ficht, but he specializes in it. Other mechanics give him referrals. You can x anything if you have the right knowledge and the right tools, he says. So hell take on almost anything anything that is except diesels. He wont work on diesels. He cant stand the smell. So he passes that work on to others. I have a good relationship with other marinas, he says. Its a personality thing, and we make referrals to each other. Dan began working on boats and engines about 20 years ago and became a certied mechanic. After a stint in the corporate world, he decided that environment was not for him. He went out on his own. He started a mobile repair service that evolved into the current operation. It has operated on NE 48th Street since 2004. Dans day is full of various responsibilities. At 7:30 in the morning, hes in his of ce handling paperwork. When the door opens at 9 a.m., hes dealing with customers. By mid-afternoon hes probably out at a marina to provide dockside service, another service of Reel Loco Marine. At sunset, he may still be in his repair shop, wielding tools in grease-covered hands to bring a troubled engine back to functional life. Sunday is his only day off. I dont get to play much these days, he says. Im really dedicated to the business. I used to like to sh, but I dont have time now.The days begin early for Dan Rodriguez, and he loves it. Putting boats and engines back together has been his dream since he was a boy. Now with modern technology and marine mechanics schooling under his belt, boaters are nding that Reel Loco Marine gets them back into the water safely.


The Pelican 41 Friday, August 12, 2011 On Nov. 12, 1999 Deco Tile hosted its grand opening party after officially opening its doors that summer. Gustavo and Marjorie Zubero shared a vision of expanding Guss installation company near their home while providing a showroom for clients to visit. With the support of our landlord, Ivan J. Smith, we decided on our current location, and the transformation of 3322 at the Rayvan Building began. As our 11th year anniversary approaches, it is with great pride and a sigh of relief that we look forward to a celebration. Following great success with opening the first five years, Deco Tile faced a series of adversities starting with the Sept. 11 tragedy, followed by the construction of the Oceanside Plaza and of course, Hurricane Wilma. We actually sat and contemplated closing the shop on several occasions, but with great determination and faith in our reputation, we pulled through and managed to keep our doors open. We have lived in East Pompano Beach since 1988, and we consider this our hometown. Our boys were born and are being raised here. There is no other place we would rather be. It is a beautiful feeling owning your own business a mile from home on the beach and catching that glimpse of the ocean on your way to work. And its a great feeling crossing paths with satisfied clients at Publix and local restaurants. Through the years, Deco Tile eventually evolved to even more than just flooring and bath remodeling and has successfully completed total remodels in several of the iconic buildings on our beach front. All of our service and work is provided by the same trade professionals since our opening. We also work with licensed and insured plumbers and electricians in our local area. As we begin our second decade in business, we notice that old clients who had put off interior work on their units due to hurricanerelated assessments, are now walking in with old estimates we are still honoring. Investors buying beach front properties are eager to remodel outdated units. We have had a great year so far reminiscent of the good old days, and we are grateful for our blessings. From inspiration to installation, remember Deco Tile, where you leave with a smile, is here to serve you.Gustavo and Marjorie at Deco Tile built their own reputation through the designs that were born out of the their clients inspiration for new looksDeco Tile, 3322 E. Atlantic Boulevard, zuberodesigns@aol.com 954-788-9558 Dream your kitchen up and talk to the people at Deco Tile who can make it into a reality.


42 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 SightingsContinued from page 20 See SIGHTINGS on page 43our work. Zonta 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 of senior citizens. Trips and outings are offered. Call 954943-7787.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.MusicVivace Heritage Youth Orchestra performs Aug. 12 in Plantation, featuring Carole Marour Demesmin and Erol Josue. Call 954-793-1172.OutdoorsAnnual August Broward Sierra Club Picnic at the Beach, Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at John U. Lloyd Park, Dania Beach (Pelican Pavilion). Cost is $5. Call Judy Kuchta 305-308-8913. There will be an educational talk on environmental issues, a picnic lunch, meeting and chatting with other environmentally concerned folks, swimming, and exploring the park. Food & beverages provided, but bring a dish to share if you like (well serve the hot food until 4pm), and please bring your own non-disposable dishes and utensils. Fern 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.TheaterAug. 12 to 28 Sol Children Theatre Troupe presents The Marvelous Land of Oz an adaptation of the L. Frank Baum classic. Call 561-4478829. Aug. 17 to Aug. 20 Four-day theater event Conundrum Stages is hosting an inaugural independent theater festival featuring eight stage troupes; also included will be musical and comedic


The Pelican 43 Friday, August 12, 2011 SightingsContinued from page 42interludes. Conundrum will showcase 2 different troupes each night, representing MiamiDade, Broward, and Palm Beach, in guises of performance and/or play readings. Call 954-673-5124.VolunteerHospice Volunteers needed VITAS innovative Hospice Care of Broward needs volunteers who can make friendly visits to terminally ill patients and their families, provide relief for caregivers, visit veterans and more. Two-day orientation require. Call 954-777-5396. Pompano Has Heart, a volunteer group that assists people impacted by disasters meets monthly. Volunteers are needed to man tables at the City of Pompano Beach Health Fair on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 954-942-8108. The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is accepting applications for volunteer ushers. Any interested volunteers can E Mail Susan Foresta at ctskf@coralsprings. org, call 954344 5999 or stop by for an application. The Center for the Arts is home to Broadway shows, concerts, comedy shows, childrens entertainment, and the Sy Sugar POPS Orchestra. For Tickets and Information: Call the Coral Springs Center for the Arts Box Of ce at (954) 344-5990. Visit our web site at www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com Shhh!The babies are already nesting. Watch your step on the beach. Its turtle season in South Florida


44 The PelicanFriday, August 12, 2011 Theirs is not only a partnership in business but a partnership in life, as well. They are the Doctors Hecker Melanie and David a married couple who operate Hecker Dermatology Group in Pompano Beach. Not all couples would choose to spend so much time together, but the Heckers enjoy it and say its an advantage in their medical practice. Theres no challenge in working together, says Melanie. Im working with someone I trust. David says they want the practice to succeed, so were on the same page. These doctors love what they do. The beauty of dermatology is that we do everything, explains Melanie. We see men, women and children, and the situation in each examination room is different. The doctors may remove a skin cancer from one patient and perform a cosmetic procedure on the next. The variety makes for an interesting day, Melanie says. Besides taking much satisfaction in helping people, the Hecker doctors like the size and personal nature of their practice, which is at 3500 NE 5th Avenue, just off Sample Road near Dixie Highway, in Pompano Beach. They call it a mom and pop or boutique operation. The doctors entered careers in dermatology from different directions. As a teenager growing up in Hollywood, Florida, David was impressed by his dermatologist, who became a role model and mentor. He decided then to pursue such a medical career himself. During his medical residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, David trained with an internationally recognized expert on psoriasis, and he developed a special interest in that disease. He did research and published professional papers on the subject. He is excited about a big revolution in the treatment of psoriasis a new class of medication called biologics. Psoriasis is a chronic disease, he explains. There is no cure. Patients must stay on the drug forever, but their skin is clear. Weve never gotten someone clear before, he says. This is exciting because I can help people in a way that I never could before. Melanies path to health care is probably not surprising, considering that her father He still sees patients part-time in Boynton Beach. But it was always their hope to practice together, and he joined Melanie in Pompano Beach a couple of years ago. Despite their busy medical practice and the demands of parenting three children, the Doctors Hecker make time for community service. They have participated in numerous free cancer screening events sponsored by various community groups, distributing information, providing advice and screening hundreds of people for signs of cancer. They are quick to stress the importance of these screening events. Routine body checks can prevent you from having cancer down the road, Melanie says. Its important because one person in the U.S. dies every hour from melanoma -one of the fastest growing cancers in the U.S. She explains that 80 percent of the damage to your skin is done before you are 18 years old, so its important to educate children. Thats why we like to see families, she adds. The realities and economics of practicing medicine today result in many dermatologists joining larger group practices. But the Heckers plan to stay right where they are to continue their mom and pop approach to serving patients for just as long as they can. Hecker Dermatology Group, 3500 NE 5th Avenue, Pompano Beach 954-783-2323Pompano Beach dermatologists share life and work togetherand three brothers are medical doctors. But she did not take a direct route to her medical practice. After earning an MBA in nance, she began a career on Wall Street. While she enjoyed Wall Street, it wasnt as satisfying as shed like, so she headed for medical school and a career based on helping people directly. Her education led her to research dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City at the same time David was studying there. They met while making rounds at the hospital. The rest, as they say, is history a meeting that led to marriage, three children, a medical practice together in Pompano Beach, and a home in Lighthouse Point. They began their medical careers in 1999 with David rst practicing in Boca Raton. Together Husband and wife physicians in Pompano Beach, Drs. Melanie and David Hecker. Pompano Beach Hecker Dermatology Group, focuses on diseases of the skin and cosmetic procedures.

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