Pompano Pelican
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Friday, May 11, 2012 Vol. XX, Issue 19 Call 954-783-8700 to Advertise Email: siren2415@gmail.com Pelican By Judy Wilson PELICAN STAFF Up until this nole Casino. the mayor said, and understands the center or theatre? Its still PELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach City commis sioners came to no clear consensus on pus. multi-use space with dedicated seats dedicated stage. wants more explanation corridor By Judy Wilson PELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach County com amendment to this citys land use plan use.


A community calendar events to siren2415@gmail. com color PELICAN STAFF approved 4-1 on Monday a change in the land use code that will create mixed-use zones on Commercial Boule Voss dissented. lishing the new district on June 20. Commercial Boulevard on the Avenue. Engineering and Community 1. Create a commercial vil on improvements and appear ance. ment. supply stores, auto repairs, dry cleaning and propane sales. proposes up to 10 dwelling units per acre with commis provides incentives, such as per acre. in. city should concentrate on improving what is already in the area. sunset. Its nice to have a vision, the landscaping and help the individual property owners suggested. Property owner Cindy Wong said Commercial Bou levard has deteriorated over see the area updated. contractor, said he supports at ule an appointment.


color PELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach what you can with what you Florida and several other churned into tires. the 70s was as common as ideas at the time. environmental nightmares.


color PELICAN STAFF When answers to their questions. 12 Ave. Miryam. to help their customers avoid theyve made in the past. and weve used the products May 5. to the store, one made all the Pena said. aquarium decorations and aquarium set-up and mainte nance. manager at a car dealership


color By Judy Wilson PELICAN STAFF In an increase in crimes against an arrest. out). And the cops are eager to we pay, the more crimes we employees on how to spot and report suspicious activity. employees that their sur expecting someone in a city Brown said. in progress, they should call mation as to the location and dent to police, it is important race, age, gender, height and clothing the suspect is wear ing. For vehicles, the model, tion. issues them the same strong the police to arrive. recreation and the environ mental services department who go through the one-hour tion results in an arrest. Part 1 vandalism and drug activity. glaries in the past two years, during the day. Employees are doing something similar with their personnel in the trash collectors have teamed up with the Palm Beach Chicago, private waste collec tor Waste Management, who provides service to many Bro Waste Watch program aimed at reducing crime. Advertise with 954-783-8700 480-4379. 5-12 Free live music nd Ave the


a w Account Executives: same location as the 3rd Annual Competition, where extrication teams using hand and hydraulic tools in an exciting technical showdown. student and Formula race car driver. student and Formula race car driver PUBLISHER the previous year. period. enemy. Pompano Beach May 15. Call 954-707-5030. road to use your cell phone.


PELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach recent news that the Citi Cen tre mall, located on Federal Beach at a $15 million price, has given struggling shop owners there new hope. Pompano Citi Centres new owners can reverse the shop around with the new owners. would rather have it empty In addition to Citi Centre, Carolina, Illinois and Florida, Plaza in Palm Beach and Mall the new owners will turn it said the company purchased ings.


Business matters 954-783-8700. siren2415@gmail.com PELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach People who have day and says, I love the place. Its Im having a tuna sandwich and a cold produce, Aldo Jr. running the deli, and and helping wherever she is needed. quite well as people discover us and much lower than the area supermar Ive always wanted to show people a and other ingredients that result in a Every sandwich is made to order sage with egg and cheese on either a catching on with customers who sit hurricane season winds, what to do during a storm and Free Mothers Point


Phyllis J. your suggestions Call 954-7838700 siren2415@gmail.com PELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach. 2011, and I must say I have received a Ive was assistant priest at the Chapels was received in the Episcopal Church since, which is almost 30 years. Even in my practice, clients told me I had encompassing and ultimately all pow participated in the recent Unity in the Community Pompano Beach event, and it was inspiring to see everyone congregation was thrilled with it and 0582 or email auxcain@hotmail.com. all materials including lunch is $45. waterways. requirement Correction in an article Pompano Beach meeting. per month--not $30,000 per month as


that was a graduate intern and education serving as a liaison rate and community groups. versity, in human resources at County, as regional techni she decided to return to what internship, she volunteered to handle youth services. mayor named Keyes interim and advice, she added. Keyes well understands that is a special place. Without it, residents would have to go to It starts with story time classes in digital photography 25 th everyone got an I-Pad. Keyes said. community center with card learning and activity centers. Indeed, the sliding entrance door is almost never still. she said. intends to continue the improving in-house services Keyes lives with her hus schnauzers that are rescue writing an essay on her expe Keyes Board, the mall was originally was originally a 820,000 Federal Aviation Administra International Airport. Faison purchased the prop an open air mall. But the new owners are not said Brian Kosoy, president capital and ideas, Pompano areas destination shopping case. said Perez, there was a con Citi Centre Advertise with 954-783-8700


color month, Fr. Andrew provides the Eucharist, and the church volunteers provide a warm, Fr. Andrews was very sad to cultural parish with the ad ministry. We have plans to expand our governing vestry to has accepted the change very sity. We hope we are a good Priest population and to help those home and do well here. is planning to have an inter new concert series as an out reach ministry to the cultural community. It was a resounding success. drew says, Were delighted torneys, Andrew: in the parish. Judy says, Fr. dynamic and very motivat ideas which he is acting on. Andrew is a welcome addition contagious, and we see that pression Maintenance to Mis sion means deeds rather than words. welcomes him to the community and


color PELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach Kathleen locate the money others give. Cannon, a Pompano Beach Kathleen Cannon, Pompano resident, named United Way president Countys new president and Cannon said she was at cording to Cannon, United health-related issues. Cannon, who has spent her tor, previously served as the tion that helps individuals Kathleen has served Angelo Castillo, president and email. Broward County, said Can nons experience made her the outstanding reputation and this position. We are excited direction she wanted United organization recently started employment and access to them. new programs going. Im Kathleen Cannon


color And in its 40-plus years underwater, the steel straps that held the million tires in ever since. Jimmy Massey, 27, who Initiative, or BWI. is an ecological disaster that presents a persistent and 2012. the retrieval attempt. assistance securing permits student. eastern University extracted tires. company, prove ourselves and says. But this is not the end. Its BWIs 31 tires may pale in comparison to the 2007 to milestone. ecological-inspired sculpture. BWI.com.


color Its an awesome experience shop and interact with people and the shop had a decent Aquarium is trying to turn its downtown area into a culinary destination, attracts new customers to the For more, visit www.the plantedaquariumstore.com or call 954-990-8871. ing Arts May 12 through June 7898. the Jan Moran Collier City 3820. 5-14 Citizenship class Beach. Pre-registration is tively displayed and priced. A mediately. It usually includes tomatoes, onions, asparagus Bordering this new mar who want to grow oregano, garden. Call 954-781-4858.


Advertise with 954-783-8700 color the citys interest in revital velopment. In the meantime, he suggested streetscapes and Wendt noted. It trumps zon to put mixed used there, you increase to 10 dwelling units per acre. sity would entice developers. development and developers would pay educational impact schools. Voss said she was concerned with the increase to 20 units per acre. agreed and added an amend in the ordinance.


The Pelican 17 color Sightings Continued from page 15 See SIGHTINGS on page 22 required. 954-968-3820. 5-14 The Wilton Manors Business Association meets at 6 p.m. at Naked Grape, 2163 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, for networking. 5-14 Young Sisters & Brothers Teen Program from 6 to 7 p. m. at the at the Jan Moran Collier City Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach. Homework assistance, By Judy Vik PELICAN STAFF Lauderdale-By-The-Sea The 147-room Lauderdale Beachside Hotel was closed down May 3 after the owner failed to pay the water bill to the City of Fort Lauderdale. The hotel, at 4660 N. Ocean Drive, re-opened on Monday. The hotel was ordered closed when the water was shut off. About 40 rooms were occupied at the time. The hotel was shut down over an outstanding water bill of over $50,000, which has now been paid in full, said Remo Polselli, owner. The exact amount of the bill was $52,840.88, he said. He said the guests were accommodated at other properties in the community aided by Chamber of Commerce officials. Some of them were relocated to the Little Inn on El Mar Drive, which is owned by the same company. Dorothy Hacker, general manager of the nearby Away Inn, said, although she expected some, no guests from the hotel came to her hotel. Hacker said this was Overdue water bill causes city to close beach hotel not Polsellis first closing, and when it happens it brings down the reputation of the town. Hoteliers know their responsibilities, she said. She said she felt sorry for the employees. They were doing everything in their power. Its sad to be placed in their situation. Guests werent happy. Wholesalers werent happy. Nobody wants to move. A lot of people were upset, she said. Commissioner Stuart Dodd addressed the situation during this weeks commission meeting, saying he was both happy and sad. Im sad that the closure of our other anchor hotel over something as simple as payment of a water bill has caused major disruption for a number of our visitors. Im happy that hopefully the guests will have had a much better experience at the places that stepped up to accommodate them. Dodd urged town staff to unleash the code department to inspect hotels and motels rather than concentrate on residential properties. He said the priority should be hotel and motel inspections.


18 The Pelican color Library Continued from page 1 Were competing with other cities that are moving while were sitting still and continue to dillydally. Burrie said thought a theater is needed for the performing arts with better acoustics than currently available. She picked the consultants choice with the most space. Brummer said if the commission wants a second floor they can worry about what to do with it later. Dont try to put a theater there. Dont say make this temporary until something else happens. We should decide now what we want even though it may take seven to 10 years. At least theres a plan. I would rather have nothing than have something inadequate and incomplete that doesnt fit the bill. I dont think that would do the city justice, he said. Commissioner Rex Hardin asked what it would take to make sure a building gets used. It seems like not much happens at the amphitheater. I wouldnt want to wind up with a white elephant. City Manager Dennis Beach said a center would have to be staffed, and it wont pay for itself. Like the recreation department, the city would have to add money annually. You build it and hope it creates economic development, Beach said. Consultant Duncan Webb said such facilities dont make money, but his firm could recommend how they should be operated. Hardin asked what it would take to build a free standing theater. Webb said he is working with a client on a 450-seat theater in Michigan for $13 million. But we dont think [a theater] would be busy enough soon enough in Pompano, he said. And having a dark theater on Main Street is like having a corpse in your living room. The key is having a facility with the lights on and people coming and going. Hardin said he saw no reason to build a full-scale theater and favored one on the second floor. Are we going to build another albatross like the amphitheater? Commissioner Woody Poitier asked. Mayor Lamar Fisher said the commission needs to see costs and Beach said staff will provide financing alternatives. Commissioner Barry Dockswell said, Were not ready to take this on. I dont think we have a good handle on it, how we would fund it, how successful it would be. Either there is no second floor or we put in a second floor shell. We dont know what were doing.We havent even decided if this is a performing arts center or community center. This is a mish mosh. Nothing gives me confidence we know what were doing. downtown development goals. Second floor placement would require signage and visibility and might require a freight elevator. Architect Alejandro Silva was scheduled to unveil the master plan for the civic campus on Thursday at the Pat Larkins Center. Commissioner Charlotte Burrie said she would like to see Silvas plans before making any decisions on the second floor. Of the choices shown, Burrie said her preference would be for a 5,000-squarefoot auditorium and flexible format stage areas. Estimated cost is $6 million. Neil Fritz with the CRA said there is still a month to give direction before plans are brought back to the commission. Vice Mayor George Brummer said he resented the fact that commissioners got material just before the workshop and hadnt had a chance to look at it. And he resented the fact that several pages of the report could not be read due to printing problems. I think were getting lip service, Brummer said. Either we have a theater here or not. What do we have that distinguishes us from anyone else? Either we have a theater or forget about it A cultural area with a theater and exhibit banquet hall distinguishes us. Brummer said a banquet hall that would seat 300-400 is also needed. Now were called on to make decisions with inadequate information. We need to know costs to build and maintain [a facility.]


The Pelican 19 color By Judy Vik PELICAN STAFF Lauderdale-By-The-Sea After hearing an impassioned plea from Commissioner Mark Brown, commissioners agreed the town would participate in Broward Countys plans for beach nourishment. The vote at Tuesdays commission meeting was 31, Mayor Roseann Minnet dissenting. Vice Mayor Scot Sasser, who has adamantly opposed the project, was absent. LBTS board heeds commissioner and approves beach nourishment Commissioners added a couple of caveats to their approval. One is that the county pay for any damage to the towns roads and portals. And they asked that the towns costs $356,000 be spread over three years. The project will provide beach nourishment from the Hillsboro Inlet to Port Everglades. Two fill areas are proposed for nourishment: northern LBTS and Pompano Beach and southern LBTS and Fort Lauderdale. Town Manager Connie Hoffmann had put together a possible position statement to go to the county, but Brown said he couldnt support it. The statement is very convoluted because this commission hasnt taken a very clear position on this issue yet, Brown said. I think its time we take a stand for or against this issue so the county can proceed with permit applications, and they know where we stand, Brown said. There is no asset in our town more valuable to the economy and the security of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea than the beach. The beach is the economic engine that drives this town. Its our only defense against natural disaster. Billions of dollars of property are located on the beach, and sand is the only barrier to protect the buildings, Brown added. In response to commission fears that LBTS was being overcharged, Eric Myers, county natural resources administrator, recalculated the figures and lowered the amount from $442,000 to $356,000, a number based on volume of sand the town will eceive. Brown said he felt the new figure was fair. We raised some concerns we were being overcharged, he said. Were spending a million dollars to widen sidewalks on West Commercial. Is it going to do more to boost the economy to widen sidewalks than to widen the beach, the single most important asset we have? I dont think so, Brown said. Brown called disruptions caused by the project the price of progress. Myers estimates the project will take 30 days in the north end and 70 days in the south. This proposed beach nourishment has been in the works for years and likely will not be offered for another 30 years Brown noted. We wont be able to change our minds in a couple years. Its now or never. Commissioner Stuart Dodd said he is in full support of the project, noting the recalculated cost based on volume of sand is much more equitable. Its safe to assume that if nothing is done, the Fort Lauderdale beach will disappear and so will our beach in the south part of town, Dodd said. Commissioner Chris Vincent said he was originally against this project but has had second thoughts after talking with residents and people at the county. Minnet said she understands the importance of supporting the project for the towns neighbors. But she said she has talked to a lot of residents who dont support it. Her concern is that it is the county determining costs. Brown countered that sometimes the job of commissioners is to do what their constituents want, and sometimes the job is to lead. Lets stop giving all these mixed signals. This is one of those times to show some leadership up here.


20 The Pelican color Wilton Manors It was hats on at the annual Wilton Manors Kiwanis Club Burgoo BBQ Bash during the Kentucky Derby on May 5. Like the Derby tradition observed in Kentucky every May, the Kiwanis Club holds a contest to see which lady in attendance has the best hat. This years winner was Kathleen Dempsey, second from left. Showing o their Burgoo best In addition to chicken, pork, cheesy potatoes, macaroni salad and other dishes, Kiwanis also served Burgoo. The dish gets its name from the signature stew served during the Derbys two-weeklong festivities. Also pictured are, from left, Linda Hagen, Felicia Mamma, Caren Morin, Cathy Cerniglia and Jennifer Dibono.


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22 The Pelican bw Tips to the BSO are anonymous much like the publics Crime Stoppers program. Employees will identify themselves only by their city ID number when they make a call. During the seminar Tuesday, Det. Brown warned that no one should go into a building where they see what could be a crime being committed, or pick up an abandoned gun. The safety of the witness is more important the catching the criminal, he said. Concluding the session, Police Chief Pete Sudler said, We are asking for your help. There is $5,000 in reward money. I hope it is gone by the end of the year. Employees in the environmental services department received their B.O.L.O. training on Thursday. Reward Continued from page 5 games and activities. Preregistration required. 954968-3820. 5-14 Arboretum tour guide class from 6 to 8 p.m. at Constitution Park Arboretum, 2841 W Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Cost is $25. Class also on May 21. 954-234-1002. 5-15 Oakland Park Garden Club meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center, 1098 NE 40 Court, Oakland Park. 954-630-4511. 5-15 French class chat session from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Galt Ocean Mile Library, 3403 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale. 954537-2877. 5-15 Childrens story time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Jan Moran Collier City Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach. 954-9683820. 5-15 Interactive math Sightings Continued from page 17 See SIGHTINGS on page 23 class from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Jan Moran Collier City Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach. 954-9683820. 5-15 Literacy class from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at the Jan Moran Collier City Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach. 954-9683820. 5-16 Jazman Mason book signing at the Collier City Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach, at 7:30 p.m. Free refreshments will be served. 5-17 Pompano Beach Chamber Breakfast at 7:45 a.m., Broward Health Imperial Point, 6401 N. Fed. Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. $10 members; $15 non-members. Call 954-941-2940. 5-17 Hurricane Preparedness Seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jarvis Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. 5-18 Free jazz concert during Mothers Day JazzBy-The-Sea from 1 to 4 p.m. at El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-TheSea. 5-19 Gold Coast Youth Orchestra concert from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2331 NE 26 Ave, Pompano Beach, 5-19 Pony rides at Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park, 1600 NE 5 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3 per ride. 954-7864507. 5-19 Flotilla 37 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold free vessel safety checks each day until May 25 at Pioneer Park Boat Ramp,


The Pelican 23 bw TOC Continued from page 1 217 NE 5 Ave., Deerfield Beach. Safety checks start at 9 a.m. 954-755-4581. 5-19 Fire Station 102 open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1441 SW 11 Way, Deerfield Beach. Tour the station, meet fire rescue personnel, paint a fire truck and meet Sparky the Fire Prevention Dog. 954-5713081. 5-19 Island City Canoe Race at 10 a.m. at Colohatchee Park Boat Ramp, 1975 NE 15 Ave., Wilton Sightings Continued from page 22 See SIGHTINGS on page 24 be built along major transportation lines and in Pompano Beach, the FEC railroad which one day will have passenger service and the county bus terminal on Dixie Highway fulfill that requirement. The corridor is bound by Atlantic Boulevard and NW 5 Street with a jog north to NW 10 Street; NE 5 Avenue to I-95. The amendment was sent to state agencies April 24 for review and within 30 days comes back to the county where it can be reviewed for up to six months before local zoning can be applied. The process takes about a year. Although the NW Community Development Agency has been selling the TOC concept to groups in the Northwest, a core of longtime residents remain resistant. Beverly Perkins, Ernestine Price and Carmen Jones are among the leaders of a loose knit organization they call the Concerned Citizens of the NW CRA. Their meetings attract 30 to 40 people at a time, they say. Among their complaints is that the city commission that acts as the board of the CRA, ignores their suggestions and hasnt made the TOC understandable to the residents. Everything they have brought to us is not what we asked for, Perkins said. Perkins and the others recall Martin Luther King Boulevard (Hammondville Road) in its prime when the strip was lined with thriving businesses: a Dairy Queen, Docs Hot Dog Stand, the Loveland movie house, a gas station, fish market, drugstore, sandwich shop and BBQ restaurant. These businesses were all in walking distance of their neighborhoods, they point out. Today the strip is bare, but those who manage the NWCRA have plans for it they say that will bring business back to Northwest downtown. Kim Briesemeister, a principal in Redevelopment Management Associates, or RMA, the consultants hired to redevelop the Northwest district, says the TOC is instrumental to business growth there. Already in design is the 731 Building on the corner of MLK and 7 th avenue has been percent leased to small business operators. Ground breaking for the 4,000 sq. ft. building should be in August, and it could be open for business this time next year. That parcel is already zoned for commercial use, but many other parcels in the proposed TOC need to be redesignated so they can be developed. Said Briesemeister, This is the small business they talk about. I am baffled with the discontent. Over the last 20 years the NW CRA has acquired more than 200 properties in the target area at a cost of about $25 million. Said Chris Brown, another RMA principal, There are only a few sections left to be assembled. He has $3 million in his budget to buy the parcels of land. To charges by Concerned Citizens that these purchases turn people out of their homes, Brown said I have not bought any property that was not for sale. Perkins and the others wonder what effect the TOC will have on their properties. One of her group, Barbara Boynton, said RMA has hired people from outside the community to promote the TOC. It s designed not to get our input. Our community is not involved in CRA meetings. Jones said she suggested the area needed a medical center that would tie in with Blanche Ely, a magnet school for medical studies, and an assisted living facility, but said she feels she was pushed away by RMA. RMA goes to some church groups and shows them pretty pictures, she said adding that others in the community are not privy to the information. She and the others say they want to meet with Mayor Lamar Fisher and the RAM staff to get input on the proposed new corridor. We need help understanding what they are doing. Mayor Fisher said this week that would be fine with him. I am using my efforts to come together as a community so we can move forward. So far, the mayor said, his efforts to reach out and have a strategic planning meeting have been unsuccessful. Briesemeister too said she offered Jones an explanation of the CRAs finances, but no meeting ever took place. The Concerned Citizens also question how CRA funds are being spent and Price, in a May 1 letter to the mayor, asked for an explanation of operating expenses from 2009 to the present, a breakdown of project costs, budget line items for 2012 and the CRAs Strategic Financial Plan. If he answers, it will begin to put confidence into people, she said. Thursday, the mayor said all that information is being delivered to Price this week.


24 The Pelican WORSHIP DIRECTORY: Call 954-783-8700 to place your ad. Rev. Hyvenson Joseph SPECIAL TO THE PELICAN Deerfield Beach Dr. Nadine M. Jarmon has been hired by the Board of Commissioners of the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority as executive director and given a oneyear employment contract at an annual salary of $115,000 plus benefits. She will assume her position May 14. Dr. Jarmons experience includes executive positions with housing authorities in New Orleans and Louisville, KY, at the Louisiana Land Trust and with Providence Community Housing. Following Hurricane Katrina, she coordinated a massive redevelopment campaign to revitalize public Deereld Beach Housing Authority hires Dr. Nadine Jarmon as new director housing in New Orleans. Jarmon received her doctorate of philosophy in urban and public affairs from the University of Texas and was awarded a coveted Yale Fellowship from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, one of only 21 in the nation. Housing Authority Chairman Keith Emery said, The Deerfield Beach Housing Authority is rated as a high performer by HUD. Dr. Jarmons extensive experience in housing authorities nationally supersedes our expectations. HUD is extremely happy with our decision to employ Dr. Jarmon as our new Executive Director. She was chosen from 60 nationwide applicants. Dr. Jarmon fills the position vacated in January when Pam Davis resigned after 20-plus years here to become executive director of the Gainesville Housing Authority. Manors. Free food and refreshments served after. 954-390-2130. 5-20 Cellist Matthew Allen performs at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11 SW 11 St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call 954-463-2450. 5-21 Book discussion of The Good Earth from 2 to 4 p.m. at Galt Ocean Mile Sightings Continued from page 23 Library, 3403 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale. 954-537-2877. 5-22 Card party held by the Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does Drove 142 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Elks Lodge 700 NE 10 St. Cost is $4. 561-479-2002. 5-23 The North Broward Democratic Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. Call 954-7864111. 5-24 Wilton manors Business Association meets at 12 p.m. at Rodeo, 2033 Wilton Drive. 6-7 The Wilton Manors Business Owners Roundtable meets June 7 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive. 6-9 Junior Bass Tournament for ages 12 to 17 at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Cost is $75. 954-985-1980. Fridays The Pompano Beach Rotary Club meets Fridays at 12:15 p.m. at Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-7863274. Saturdays Pony rides are available at Sand & Spurs See SIGHTINGS on page 28


The Pelican 25 Hedglon Chiropractic Center, 1313 East Sample Road, Pompano Beach 954-946-1799 Dr. Paula Hedglon is having a Mothers Day special for the month of May The whole family gets adjusted at Hedglon Chiropractic Center! Here, the Rodriquez family poses for a photo at Dr. Paulas oce. The sta of Hedglon Chiropractic Center: Kaitlyn, Kelli, Dr. Paula, Marily, and Michelle. The brain sends messages through the spinal cord and then to the organs. My job is to clear the way for the mes sages. She says stress is the biggest interference in healing, and stress presents itself in three forms: physical, chemi cal and mental. God does the healing, she says. I just adjust, or move the bone that is causing pres sure 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, Mari etta, 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 ema nates a quiet condence in her chosen profession. The days begin at Hedglon Chiropractic Center with med itations and prayer, and the atmosphere reects a calm and settling comfort for patients. She builds strong relation ships with her patients through her skills of caring. Dr. Hedglon is not alone with her philosophy. There are a growing number of chiro practors like Dr. Hedglon who have chosen the philosophy of Dr. James M. Sigafoose, a P aula Hedglon sees chiropractic care as an ongoing way to stay healthy. Walking down the long hallway at her chi ropractic center in Pompano Beach, visitors can read tes timonials from patients who have watched their health improve, but many of them talk about additional benets that were surprises. They are are what Dr. Hedglon calls miracles. One patient, 44, came be cause 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 could not only move her neck, her doctor told her that her kid ney, atrophied since birth, had regenerated and was grow ing. Another patient with Bells Palsy, was 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. Dr. Hedglon has her own philoso phy as to these miracles, a word she uses freely in her practice. The body can replicate and heal itself if there is no in terference with the brain. This is healing from the inside out. 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 en courages 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. They also benet from the experience. She explains that children arent always aware of some thing 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 Bro ward Sheri s Oce 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 recom mended 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 reex, is controlled by a nerve. With out the connection, the muscle cannot do its job. Its good to set up regular checkups for the entire fam ilylike people do with the dentistto maintain a body that is able to continually heal itself, she says. Dr. Hedglons introduc tion to chiropractic care came to her from her great uncle, Dr. Frank Fasulo, a pioneer in chiropractic care. He gradu ated 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 us ing chiropractic adjustments. Today, Hedglons brother is also a chiropractor, practicing in Margate.


26 The Pelican Classieds Call 954-545-0013 HELP WANTED STYLISTS & ASST SALON MGRS Now Hiring! FL COSM. LICENSE REQD. Bonus Opportunities, FREE Adv Edu, 401K, Health Benefits, Paid Time O & MORE! Call Melissa at 912-322-1242 or visit careersbyhaircuttery.com. WANTED PART TIME / FULL TIME Sales People For The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber Of Commerce. This Position Is Commission Only. Some Sales Experience Helpful And Must Enjoy Meeting People. Hours Are Flexible. Training Will Be Provided And Must Be Professional In Appearance. If Interested Please Call 954-914-5150 For Interview. BEAD STORE POSITION(s) Available For Mature, Responsible, Energetic, Detail Oriented, People Person(s) To Provide Sales / Counter Assistance, Cashiering, General Inventory Prep & Restocking In A Fast Paced Creative Environment. Working Sat., Sun., Mon. A Must. Contact F. Newall 954-295-6742 9am6pm. NATIONAL PARKING OPERATOR Seeking An Operational Supervisor And Parking Enforcement Officer To Join A Team Of Professionals Serving A Local Municipality. EOE. Call 954-763-4806. LOCAL PEST CONTROL CO Looking For Quality Sales/Service Tech. Must Be Dependable, Team Player, Good Drivers License & People Skills. Will Train Right Person. ALSO Office Assistant Computer People & Phone Skills Needed. Fax Resume 954418-3982. 6-1 SEEKING EMPLOYMENT CHILD CARE / NANNY Former Elementary Teacher, Counselor, Nanny Caring, Patient. Prefer Pompano Area. Call 954-788-5412. HHA CNA CERTIFIED 15 Years Exp. Level 2 Background Check References Available. Will Provide TLC For Your Loved One. Call 954-8267341. SERVICES DANNY BOY ELECTRIC Lic & Insured. Lic. #EC13004811. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. 24/Hr Service. 954-290-1443. Beat Any Written Estimate. Sr, Discount. CALL BRENDAN THE HANDYMAN Construction & Repairs Carpentry Plumbing Roong Masonry Windows Painting Decking Tile. FREE Estimates! 954773-6134 Emergency Calls. WATSON PAINTING & Waterproofing Co. Interior / Exterior Painting, Replace Baseboards, Removal Of Wallpaper. Res / Comm. Pressure Clean Roofs / Decks. Lic / Ins. 954-650-0488. HANDYMAN PAINTING CARPENTRY Pressure Cleaning. Decks! Everything Around The House. No Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call 561-350-3781. MOORE PLUMBING PLUMBING SERVICES Big Jobs Small Jobs. We Do It All. Remodeling & Repairs. Lic. & Insured. C.C. Accepted. Call 954-772-4600. 5-25 HONEST HANDYMAN HOME & BUILDING Maintenance/Improvements. No Job Too Small. Fast Friendly Service. Reasonable Rates. Local Resident/Homeowner. Call Today For Your FREE Upfront Quote. No Deposit Required. 754-366-1915. GOT JUNK? DUMP TRUCK CLEANUPS Trees/ Landscape, Yard Fill. Paint/ Pressure Wash/ Roofs/Home Repairs Welding, Etc. Dave 954-818-9538. 6-1 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES New GREEN technology. New defroster control saves energy in home refrigerators, commercial chillers. Patented. All optical. Simple mfg. Strategic partners needed..www.NewAvionics.Com. 954-568-1991. C MUSICIANS WANTED The American Legion Symphonic Band is now accepting new members for the 2011-2012 season. College age to seasoned seniors are welcome. Rehearsals are held on Wed. evenings at American Legion Post 142 in Pompano. Percussionists, oboe, bassoon, trombone and euphonium players are especially needed. Call 954647-0700 for more info. DEEP WATER VILLA DOCK POMPANO BEACH 2/2 2 BLOCKS BEACH 1700 SQ FT. Screened Fla Room. Private Yard. W/D. 4 Park. No Fixed Bridges. Community Pool. Deeded Dock.. 2 Blocks Beach. $265,000. Coldwell Banker Barbara Call 954629-1324. 5-11 REAL ESTATE SERVICE REAL ESTATE SELLING OR BUYING I Am Here To HELP You With TRUST & EXPERIENCE!! Yvette Gaussen YES WE CAN REALTY 954-614-7773 Or 954-773-8340. 5-18 ROOMS FOR RENT POMPANO PVT ROOM & Bath! $500 Per Month. Includes Utilities Cable Internet. Walking Distance To Shopping. Call 954-793-1363. 5-11 HOMES FOR RENT POMPANO COTTAGE STYLE HOUSE 2 / 1 Pool Large Fenced Yard. $1050 Month. 510 NE 35 Street. Call Darci 954-7833723. 6-1 CO-OP SALES POMPANO BEACH 1/1 On Water, Dockage Available At Your Door. $59,500. Coldwell Banker Barbara 954-6291324. 5-11 REAL ESTATE WANTED I BUY HOUSES!! CASH!! AS IS! QUICK CLOSE! ANY AREA ANY CONDITION! NO EQUITY OK. CALL NOW 954-914-2355. 7-20 CONDOS FOR SALE POMPANO BEACH DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!! 2/2 AT THE BREAKERS! $275,000. Call Juliana At Barclays For Details. 1-305766-4420. 5-25 POMPANO BEACH LEISUREVILLE!! Updated 2/1 1 st Floor Lakeview!! 55+. 2 Pools Golf Clubhouse! $39,900. Laura Balistreri 754235-7017 Balistreri Realty. CONDOS FOR RENT POMPANO BEACH 1 Block To Ocean!! 1 / 1 Fully Equipped. Hurricane Windows / Doors. 2 Flat Screens, DVD, WIFI, Pool, BBQ, Laundry. $900 Month + Electric Thru December. 954540-9724. 5-18 DEERFIELD BEACH 2/2 CONDO Corner Unit, Pool. $775 $800. Good Credit Required. No Pets Or Realtors. 631-885-3342. 5-11 POMPANO BEACH LARGE 2 / 2 With Den. All Renovated! Pool Mile From Beach! W /D Small Pet OK! $1,300 Month Yearly. Available May 1 st 561-703-6545 Or 754-2643289. 5-25 APTS FOR RENT DEERFIELD/POMPANO BEACH 1 BR & 2 BR APTS FOR RENT. Remodeled, Paint, Tile, Etc. Washer / Dryer On Site. Pool. Pet Friendly. George 954-809-5030. POMPANO BEACH 1 BEDROOMS AND EFFICIENCY Apts. Fully Furnished With Kitchen, Cable, Internet, Pool, Laundry. 500 To The Beach. Weekly Monthly Yearly. 954294-8483 Or 248-736-1533 5-11 POMPANO BEACH 1/1 FURNISHED Includes TV $850 Month Yearly 1 st / Last / Security. 954-785-5837. 5-11 POMPANO BEACH 3 / 2 $1025 NE 2 /1 $950 Townhouse 2 / 1.5 $1095. ALL FREE WATER. RENT + $70 Application Moves U In. 954-781-6299. POMPANO BEACH / ATLANTIC / FEDERAL Efficiency $175 Weekly. No Security Deposit. Includes Cable, Electric, Internet. FREE Washer / Dryer. No Drug Record No Evictions. 954-7090694. 5-11 POMPANO MCNAB RD & NE 18 AVENUE 1 & 2 Bedrooms Furnished/ Unfurnished. $695 $950 And Up. Pool, Tile Floors. Central A/C. 954-6102327. 5-11 POMPANO BEACH 1 & 2 Bedroom From $495. Easy Movein. 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT. Remodeled. Great Location. 954-783-1088 For More Info. 5-11 COMMERCIAL FOR RENT-SALE POMPANO COMMERCIAL OFFICE Spaces Available. Ranging From As Low As $500 To $700 Depending On Square Footage. Please Call Darci At 954783-3723. 5-18


The Pelican 27 Classieds Call 954-545-0013 A dvertise in The Pelican for coverage in nine North Broward cities. DEERFIELD BEACH Retail Oce Warehouse 700 Sq Ft With Loft. A/C, Bathroom. $575 Per Month. Call For More Info 561-654-1331 Or 561-9985681. 6-1 OUTDOOR BRONZE BIRD STATUE 8 ft Tall, All Bronze, Very Detailed. Weighs 150lb. Perfect Condition. Must See! $2500 OBO. 954-556-0646. Tamarac. 5-11 DOCK FOR RENT 60 FT DOCK THE COVE MARINA 50 AMP / H20 Included. $1,200 Month Price Negotiable Depending On Boat Size. Restaurant & Fuel On Premises. 954-9140053. a.j.barsotti@comcast. net 5-25 POMPANO BEACH DOCK Wide Canal No Wake Area!! Whips!! Quiet Canal. Call 954946-3301. 5-18


28 The Pelican color Equestrian Park, 1600 NE 5 Ave., Pompano Beach, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3 per ride. 954-786-4507. The Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club Westside meets the first and third Saturdays of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954782-8096. The Deerfield Beach West Kiwanis Club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 9 a.m. at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 St., Deerfield Beach. 954-54-7329883. Kayak rentals are available Saturdays and Sundays at Richardson Historic Park, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Visit www.AtlanticCoastKayak. com or 954-781-0073 for rates. The Deerfield Beach West Kiwanis Club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 9 a.m. at Westside Park, 445 SW 2 St., Deerfield Beach. 954-54-7329883. Sundays St. Elizabeths of Hungary Parish hosts a pancake breakfast at 3331 NE 10 Terrace, Pompano Beach, on every third Sunday of SPECIAL TO THE PELICAN Pompano Beach The next public tour of the Hillsboro Lighthouse will be held May 9 starting at 8:45 a.m. Visitors to the historic Hillsboro Lighthouse will discover a freshly-painted lighthouse and a new bronze statue of the Barefoot Mailman, with archeological finds from the Centennial Brick Patio excavation also on display. Additionally, the U.S. Next public tour of Hillsboro Lighthouse set for May 19 Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on-hand to celebrate National Safe Boating Week. Visitors should park in the Pompano Beach City Parking Lot [fee required] across from the Sands Harbor Hotel & Marina. Proceed to the Sands Harbor Hotel dock at 125 N. Riverside Drive in Pompano Beach and look for the HLPS Lighthouse tour table. Transportation to and from the Lighthouse is only by boat, provided by South Florida Diving Headquarters via the Intracoastal Waterway. The first boat will depart at approximately 9 a.m. The last boat leaves the Sands Harbor Hotel at 2:30 p.m. and the last boat from the Lighthouse will return to Sands Harbor Hotel at approximately 4 p.m. In honor of Armed Forces Day, any person in military uniform will be admitted free on the shuttle boat. For all others, round trip boat transportation cost is $15 per person (free to Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society members. USCG regulations require that in order to climb the Lighthouse, visitors must have flat shoes with rubber soles and closed toes. No sandals, flip-flops, or shoes with heels are allowed inside the Lighthouse. Children must be accompanied by an See LIGHTHOUSE on page 29 Sightings Continued from page 24 See SIGHTINGS on page 29


The Pelican 29 color adult and must be a minimum of four feet tall to climb the tower. No pets are allowed. The light beam from the Hillsboro Lighthouse can be seen 28 nautical miles out to sea, making it the most powerful lighthouse beam in the world. For more information, visit www. hillsborolighthouse.org/tours. html The Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) was formed in the fall of 1997 for the purpose of preserving the historic Hillsboro Light Station in its original form for the safety, enjoyment, and education of the public. The primary goals of the society at its inception were the restoration and repair of the Hillsboro Lights original Fresnel lens and its reactivation in the lighthouse beacon for the safety of the mariners on our waters; the opening of the Hillsboro Lighthouse and its grounds for the education and enjoyment of the public; and the continued support of the community in maintaining the lighthouse for future generations. Information about how to give, volunteer, or donate artifacts for display in the museum can be obtained by calling HLPS at 954-7823313 or email historian@ hillsborolighthouse.or g Lighthouse Continued from page 28 SPECIAL TO THE PELICAN Deerfield Beach The Broward County Property Appraisers Office hosts a series of community outreach events each month throughout Broward County. This month, May 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., office employees will be at Deerfield Beach City Hall, 150 NE 2 Ave. Deputy appraisers will be available to assist with homestead, senior and other property tax exemption applications, as well as answer questions on property taxes. They are also accepting applications for portability. Broward Property Appraisers Community Outreach event The outreach program is designed to provide convenient and accessible service to the residents of Broward County. All outreach events are open to the public. 954-357-5579 Sightings Continued from page 28 the month from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The breakfast benefits the Parish. 954-263 8415. Mondays Play ping-pong from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hagen Park 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Cost is $1. All ages can participate. 954-3902130. The Gold Coast Toastmasters Club meets on the second and third Monday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dennys, 3151 NW 9 Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954895-3555 or 954-782-9951. Tuesdays Deerfield Beach Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 12 p.m. at the Deer Creek Golf Club, 2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd., Deerfield Beach. 954-630-9593. Pompano Beach Lighthouse Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. 954-972-7178. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142 171 SW 2 St., Pompano Beach, has Bingo on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Food is available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 954-942-2448. A Yoga class is available for all levels at Hagen Park 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. until noon. The cost is $7. 305-607-3520. Zonta International meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Duffys Diner, 401 N. Federal Hwy., Deerfield See SIGHTINGS on page 30


30 The Pelican Capt. RJ Boyle is an experienced angler in South Florida. His studio is located in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001. RJ Boyle RJ BOYLE STUDIOS Today is the last day to sign up for the Saltwater Shootout based out of Hillsboro Inlet. This tournament series is the most fun and competitive on the water today. The actual tournament starts Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. with check-in at Hillsboro Inlet Park. The Bimini start, which is sure to give you butterflies, starts promptly at 7 a.m. Boats of all sizes and shapes will hit the throttles and speed to their secret spot, hoping to Big sh and big prizes this weekend during the Shootout win money in this tournament that is hard to stay away from. In a time where fuel and expenses are so high, it is nice to fish a tournament where you can recoup your entry and expenses by catching a nice fish. That is why so many people enter. The weigh-in is at Hillsboro Inlet Park and scales open up at 4 p.m. If you dont fish make sure you come by the inlet and watch this weigh-in. It is so exciting to see all the fish come to the scale. People are a few cocktails and trying to guess weights. At the same time the top teams cross their fingers as boats pull up and unload fish. Everybody wants to win something and most people do. Dont miss this tournament and make sure you get ready for the next one. Send The Pelican your shing news to mdpelican@yahoo.com Beach, at 11:15 a.m. Zonta International works to advance the status of women. 561-392-2223. Wednesdays The Wilton Manors Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at 2749 NE 14 Ave., Wilton Manors. 954-561-9785. The Oakland Park Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Peter Pan Diner, 1216 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park. 954-566-9957. The Pompano Beach Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays at noon at the Riverside Grille at the Sands Resort, 125 N. Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach. 954444-4815. The Greater Pompano Beach Senior Citizens Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Emma Lou Olson Community Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach, at 10 a.m. 954-943-7787. The Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the NE Focal Point Alzheimers Day Care Center, 301 NW 2 Ave., Deerfield Beach Thursdays The Rotary Club of Oakland Park/Wilton Manors meets every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill, 4711 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park. 954-491-6158. The Deerfield Beach Kiwanis Club meets at noon every Thursday at the Deerfield Beach Hilton, 100 Fairway Dr., Deerfield Beach 954-242-6083. Sightings Continued from page 29 If you cannot locate a Pelican call 954-783-8700


The Pelican 31 By Judy Wilson PELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach Dwight Hoffmans whimsical sea creatures will be among the first things travelers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will see as they board a bus for the airports rental car center. His Pompano Beach artist gives airport transportation a humorous air colorful graphic that covers three sides of a bus is titled Giant Aquarium with a Pier and is a humorous look at life both above and beneath the water. Hoffman won the commission over 24 other artists in 2010. This week, 23 buses with his design are he liked the best South Florida animals in various garb waiting for the bus was not selected nor was his third idea, alligators emerging from a bus that was actually an egg. The design that was chosen is of a pier with just the feet of fishermen dangling below it and under the water an assortment of sea life with seductive eyes and luscious lips and outfitted with beach wear and snorkels. Until 2008, Hoffman was an architectural illustrator for 28 years. When the real estate market crashed, he turned back to fine art exhibiting in art shows and looking for commissions. He is an unusual watercolorist in that his work is very precise and detailed unlike most watercolor works which tend to be impressionistic. Ive been told I draw too right, he said this week. Im trying to loosen up. More important is finding time for his new found career. In this slow economy he has taken a desk job to support his wife Diane and their daughter working long days which leaves him little time for painting.The thing I do best, is what I do least, he said ruefully. Despite his late start exhibiting his work, Hoffman, 57, has won a number of awards for his work including best in show from the Gold Coast Watercolor Society, the Miami Watercolor Society, the American Artists Professional League in NYC, and at the 38 th annual Florida Watercolor See ARTIST on page 32 Homans Giant Aquarium with a Pier. Artist Dwight Homan. looping the airport. A graduate of Florida State University in fine art, Hoffman paints what he knows: south Florida landscapes and people. An avid snorkeler and lobster fisherman, he grew up in these waters and remembers diving beneath Anglins Pier tugging the lines of fishermen above him to give them a thrill. A serious watercolorist, when he heard about the call for a design to shrink wrap the buses, he turned on his funny bone and created three humorous sketches. The one


32 The Pelican color Artist Continued from page 31 By Anne Siren PELICAN STAFF Pompano Beach Some will show up because its one big chance to win a ride on the Goodyear Blimp. Others will arrive for the camaraderie. Those who know the history of this annual event simply refuse to miss it. Fine Food and Wine Festival oers ne food and ne prizes too Its about tasting food and sipping wine from the top chefs in Broward County. Imagine dozens of chefs in one evening trying to outdo each other. In this city, its called the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce Fine Food and Wine Festival. Save the date of May 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for the Festival at the Sheraton Suites, 555 NW 62 St., Fort Lauderdale. Membership in the Chamber is not a requirement, but tickets are. And nows the time to order them at discounted prices. Prior to the event, tickets are $60. At the door, its $70. To get a head start on the fabulous food, VIP tickets, $85, are still available. And those who wish to invite friends can buy four tickets for $200. Be sure to bring along some extra cash or some plastic to take part in the raffles that will include that coveted Blimp ride for four that offers a thrilling look at the citys vista from a birds eye view. The Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce The history of the Chamber in Pompano Beach reaches back in time to the 40s when Pompano Beach Rotary Club members saw the need for local business owners to work together for a more productive city that would eventually benefit all business owners. Today, that remains the goal from the Moms & Pops to the big corporations like Isle Casino, this citys largest employee. The Chamber contributes to the economic development of Pompano in other ways as well. Chamber member Elaine Fitzgerald, a local hotelier, volunteers as chair the Chambers tourism task force. Fitzgeralds tenacity is Society Exhibition. His bus art earned him $15,000, a grant from the Broward Cultural Council and the Broward County Aviation Department. It was a Public Art and Design Project. This week, the Pompano Beach resident received accolades for his work at a reception Thursday at the Rental Car Center at the airport where the buses were revealed. I was sad when I was done with the project, Hoffman said this week. I had these characters in my head they were a blast. readjusting the South Florida tourism limelight to cast its shine on this city that offers the clean beaches, an inlet to the ocean, an airpark and easy access to hundreds of South Florida venues. All sectors of this citys economy are heightened by the Chambers various projects that are focused on more business and a better economy. And the Chambers arm benefits non-members as well as members. For more, call 954-941-2940.