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P e l i c a n Pelican e 1500 -A E Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Pompano Beach € Deer eld Beach € Lighthouse Point € Lauderdale-Bye-Sea € Wilton Manors € Oakland Park € Hillsboro Beach € e Galt € Palm Aire Visit Us Online at: • 954-783-8700 • Send news to siren2415@gmail.comFriday, June 29, 2018 Vol. XXVI, Issue 26Price 10¢ Commission delays vote on Hidden Harbour developmentBy Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN WRITERPompano Beach – Concerns over size and density of the proposed AMP IV Hidden Harbour mixed-use development on Federal Highway and 15th Street ended in another delayed vote. The project was tabled until Sept. 11. Residents wanted answers that Graham Penn, the attorney representing the project, said he could not answer. Penn said those details weren’t available yet because the developer was focused on getting the land use change first. He said more specifics would be known at a later date. He added that rumors that the company planned to sell the property after the land use approval were false. The developer plans to finish the project, he said. That did not stop the questions. Residents asked for details on the rest of the project, including the number of bedrooms for each unit and heights of the buildings. Located at the current Aquamarina Hidden Harbour site, a boat storage facility at 2315 NE 15 St., the proposed development included a maximum of 323 residential units and 65,000 sq. ft. of commercial space on the 8.9-acre site. Developers requested See HIDDEN HARBOUR on page 13City hires trapper to deal with chicken “infestation” By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Why did the chicken cross the road? To dig up Vivian King’s yard. It’s an old joke, but not too funny to King. King, who lives on Northwest 14 Street west of Dixie Highway, said her neighborhood has been “infested with chickens” for five or six years. Between the loud crowing, the damage to her landscaping, and the defecation, she said the situation is out of control. “I’ve got the worst back in America, but I can’t stand them digging up my See CHICKENS on page 9 The chickens above are part of the “infestation” that has gone on in Pompano Beach for years. [Staff] At age 92, Leola Brooks cuts a ne gure dancing with Ed Dietrich at the Deer eld Beach Historical Society annual dinner/dance held last week at the Hilton Doubletree. Brooks, a native of the city, was one of the evening’s honored guests. Dietrich is a member of a pioneer business family. See story page 9 [Courtesy]Yes, we shall dance!


2 The PelicanFriday, June 29, THE PELICAN (PP 166 • ISSN 2381-716X) is published weekly on Fridays at 1500 E. Atlantic Blvd. Ste. A, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. Subscription rates are $13.78 annually. Applications to mail at Periodicals postage rates is pending in Fort Lauderdale. Tel: 954-783-8700 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Pelican, 1500 East Atlantic Blvd. Ste. A, Pompano Beach, FL 33060.THE PELICAN1500-A East Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060954-783-8700PUBLISHER: Anne Siren Budget proposal shows nances stable in Lighthouse Point By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – Taxpayers here will enjoy a slight decrease in the millage rate in 2018-19 thanks to a 7 percent increase in property values. The assessed value of the city is $2.4 billion, the highest in its history. Residents will however pay a fire fee $15 higher and adding $100,000 to the general fund. The fee is among the lowest in the county. Commissioners got their first look at the budget being proposed for the new fiscal year Tuesday. It drew little comment. Later, Commissioner Earl Maucker responded to The Pelican saying, “Values continue to increase in Lighthouse Point enabling us to keep the tax rate down and still have funds to operate and plan for the future.” Major capital improvements here are dependent on the passage of a $40 million bond issue in November. Addressing this Maucker said, “We’re hoping to pass the bond issue for a new fire station, and improvements to recreation, public works and the library, but until then we have a budget that will take care of our needs.” The proposed $16 million general fund is up from this year’s anticipated $15.5 million, largely due to increases in salaries and benefits including pension contributions. The building department shows the highest increase in expenditures, almost 10 percent, due to outsourcing that department, and includes $175,000 to rewrite the building code. It is an enterprise account, funded by permit fees. Code enforcement’s budget will increase with the addition of a part time enforcement officer to work weekends. Increases in public works are higher than normal due to Hurricane Irma. Some of that spending is reimbursable from FEMA. Funding for the library is up 10 percent and includes a part time children’s librarian. Parks and Recreation which oversees three parks and funds the city’s special events is showing a slight decrease in spending in 2018-19 due to the fact the tot lot at Dan Witt Park has been completed. The largest departments, police and fire, show 7 and 2 percent increases respectively due to pension contributions negotiated by the unions, in addition to the contributions that will now be made to the Florida Retirement System. A capital improvement budget of $514,000 includes vehicles for police and fire departments, public works equipment and purchases to improve technology. The general fund is balanced with $83,694 carried over from prior year surpluses. What it costs to run the cityCity Commission $120,265 Mayor $47,642 Finance/Administration $864,685 City Attorney $159,480 Support Services $924,440 [insurance premiums] Police $6 million Fire $4 million Building $830,129 [financed by permit revenue] Code $314,541 [offset by fines] Public Works $1.6 million Community Bus $47,600 [half paid by county] Library $422,676 Recreation $704,696 Tennis Center $242,000, includes $136,000 from parks and recreation budget; fees make up the rest. Stormwater Utility Fund $690,500 [storm water fee] Garbage and Trash $2.5 million – contract still in negotiation See NEW CITY HALL on page 16Plans for new city hall, mixed-use development move on in Oakland Park By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park No formal agreements have been signed, but after several months of negotiations this city has a “handshake agreement” with Integra Investments for mixed-use development on West Dixie Highway. Broward County will provide more than $1 million in incentives for development of the two city-owned lots north and south of Park Lane West. In order to entice quality development, the city needed to commit to some guarantees, City Manager David Hebert said. “The developer needed a long-term tenant. The anchor tenant will be city hall operations, both those at the existing facility on Main Street and those in the Municipal Building on Dixie Highway.” Hebert said he wanted to dispel some mis-impressions. “We still own city hall, and no determination has been made on what will happen to this building,” he said. “That doesn’t mean the city couldn’t build its own city hall again someday. “This will create enormous Don’t Forget to Check out our


The Pelican 3 Friday, June 29, Woof Gang color City issues Call to Artists for submerged “Lady Luck” for sculpture By Michael d’OliveiraPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – Aboard the 324-foot Lady Luck an octopus runs the craps table and sharks play poker, but they will soon have more company. The city is now seeking artists to submit designs for a sculpture that would fit into the Lady ’s casino theme. Lady Luck a ship sunk off the coast of the city in 2016 as an artificial reef, is one of 17 submerged ships that comprise Shipwreck Park. The watery park runs from Pompano Beach to Once a trash hauler boat in New York, the Lady Luck sinks in the Atlantic off the coast of Pompano Beach. But prior to her landing on the bottom, she was transformed into a “faux” casino. [Courtesy] Divers can belly-up to the poker table here, where sharks do the dealing. [Courtesy] Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. The Okinawa sunk in 2017, is the latest addition to the park. Rob Wyre chairs Shipwreck Park Foundation. He says artificial reefs draw attention to the importance of natural reefs. Both provide food and shelter for marine life and help lessen the impact storms have on the coastline. “Our natural reef is important, and we’ve got to protect it . artificial reefs take the pressure off natural reefs,” said Wyre. He added that members of the Shipwreck Park Foundation will be happy to see the sculpture once it is created. About 30 steel posts were placed on Lady Luck before she was sunk so more art could be added in the future. “We did think ahead,” said Terry Davis, chair of the city’s Public Art Committee. Davis said whatever sculpture is chosen will evolve and change because coral will grow on it and make it part of the underwater environment of the ship. “I’m really looking forward to seeing what the artists come up with.” But looking at the sculpture won’t just be for SCUBA divers who visit the wreck. After the chosen artist finishes his or her work, the statue will be on display on land for one year before it joins the underwater “casino.” Deadline for artists to apply is July 2. The sculpture’s budget is $35,000. Submissions can be made to


4 The PelicanFriday, June 29, New faces on horizon for Pompano Beach candidates for Nov. 6 election By Anne SirenPELICAN STAFFAn expected fierce campaign for the mayor’s seat between Commissioners Rex Hardin and Mike Sobel will have two fresh candidates in the run, Debresia Nathel Lesane and Cynthia D. Floyd. man. I can grab the baton and keep up the good work.” Among those “good works” are improving state-wide ratings for public schools, expanding affordable housing projects and adding more safety and preventative measures to all schools. Floyd is also a gospel vocalist at Worldwide Christian Center.District 1 race count up to fourIn District 1 John Geer and Andrea McGee will also have company in the race with Don McNiel and John Denis Cavanaugh, bringing the total number of candidates to four. at Chapel Hill in history and political science “I have served on the airpark advisory board and am interested in watching Pompano progress.” He says there are a “lot of good things going on in the city. It’s the last great deal for a place to live. McNiel is married to Rhonda Lynn. They have lived in the city since 1991. Some of McNiel’s concerns are traffic congestion and making the air park a better neighbor. He believes in responsible growth and wants the city to get a “handle on sober houses.” Recently the city passed a local law that requires ADA-compliance for all group homes and in many cases certification. McNeil supports the new law. Cavanaugh 47, is a client relationship manager for LexisNexis, an information technology company. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from University of Detroit-Mercy, Detroit. He is a 15-yearresident of the city and wants to continue along with a sustainable path for growth. This is Cavanaugh’s second run for District 1. He says he will finance his campaign without “taking money from PACs and special interests. I will strive to be a responsible financial steward, starting with the campaign. Pompano constituents should expect an accounting for all city spending. Legislators must always have the constituents in mind when they sign off on a project.” He is a single father with twin sons, Lincoln and Connor.District 2 remains at status quoIn District 2, Tom Terwilliger and Rhonda Eaton had no additional challengers. District 3After Commissioner Rex Hardin announced he would not run for his seat, the run for District three will be between Thomas McMahon and Michael Skversky.District 4Incumbent Beverly Perkins will seek re-election to a second term in District 4. Perkins faces two challengers: Carmen Dixon Jones and former commissioner, Ed Phillips. Jones a Pompano Beach native, seeks the District 4 seat to bring “diplomacy and hope back to the district.” Pompano Beach mayoral candidate, Debresia Nathel LesaneLesane, 33, owns Gjungle Oil, a hair growth oil. “I grew up here,” she says. “My granddad, English Irving, ran for mayor back in the day.” With a deep love for the city, Lesane adds that ending “gentrification” and unifying the city are her major goals. She points out the wide range of businesses that should attract the “world.” Lesane studied at FAMU and sells Gjungle on her website. Pompano Beach mayoral candidate, Cynthia D. FloydFloyd 50, a Pompano Beach native, handles accounts receivable and billing at The Court at Palm Aire. “I am an active person in the community,” she says. She has served as vice president of North Broward County NAACP under Willie L. Lawson and as secretary of the HOA and Concerned Citizens at Holiday Lake. Floyd is mother of five children. She says she is running because the current mayor [Lamar Fisher] “ . visits my church from time to time. I know he is a great Pompano Beach District 1 candidate, Don McNeilMcNiel 67, is a retired Delta Airlines pilot and former Coast Guard aviator. McNiel earned a B.A. from University of North Carolina Pompano Beach District 1 candidate, John Cavanaugh See NEW FACES on page 5


The Pelican 5 Friday, June 29, A Blanche Ely student for two years prior to its closing early ‘70, she graduated from Pompano High School. After graduation, she studied at the Moody Bible Institute in Boynton Beach. She worked for Florida Power & Light for several years. “Home ownership and senior services are critical to my community,” she says. “Home ownership gives a person a stronger voice in the city. It contributes to upward mobility in the community. We also need a comprehensive senior program. I support the senior program at the E. Pat Larkins Center. But we need to expand it. Many seniors require a break. I have seen centers where there are reclining chairs and other amenities allowing them to rest and relieve pressure and swelling on their lower extremities.” Jones is a member of Kiwanis Pompano Beach Westside, the Broward County Children’s Services Board, a commissioner on the Pompano Beach Housing Authority and a member of the Word of the Living God ministry. She supports the Broward Sheriff’s Office, saying that she was told crime has been reduced in District 4 over 20 percent. “But there is always room for improvement.” New facesContinued from page 4Pompano Beach District 4 candidate, Carmen Dixen Jones Pompano Beach District 5 candidate, Luciene de Paula Gomes Pompano Beach District 4 candidate, Ed PhillipsPhillips 67, served District 4 previously as commissioner for four years. “I think we are on the cusp of a significant growth in our neighborhood. My skills, ability and experience as a business owner and community activist lends itself to ensure parity and the spirit of inclusion. Two components, safety and quality of life, ensure a healthy growth of community. If we can establish that, we will have business owners, citizens and civic groups in a stronger position to assist our local schools, find solutions See NEW FACES on page 15District 5Incumbent Commissioner Barry Moss will face three challengers in November: Luciene de Paula Gomes, Leila Moavero and David Miller.Pompano Beach District 5 candidate, Leila Moavero for homelessness and deal with other issues. He graduated from BethuneCookman where he studied school guidance. Phillips is also one of the founders of Tiger Trail, an annual celebration of inclusion held during Black History month. Gomes a Realtor with a degree in international business, hails from Brazil. She is a 20-year resident who is taking her first step into politics. “I go to the meetings, and I am concerned about rising taxes and the money that city commissioners spend,” she says. Other concerns include safety in the area of Palm Aire and Collier City. “We are worried about the children. We need more police in the area.” Other issues include the need to repair roads and street lights. “I also think the city should help create jobs for local individuals age between 18-25 years old and more affordable housing. These are problems that I will address. We have to change the way we do business in the city.” Moavero was raised in San Francisco and began college as a pre-med major at UC Berkeley, but when opportunity knocked in the printing business, she opened the door. Today Moavero, 55 and active in Pompano Beach for 24 years, is owner of Executive Printing & Mailing Services in Pompano Beach, but another knock has led her to seek the District 5 seat. “Collier City [a community in District 5] residents have been asking me to run for over two years,” she says. “This area feels neglected by the commission. One of the things I see is our elderly who need assistance from help with daily chores to lawn mowing.” Moavero wants to organize a community aid service where able-bodied residents can help those residents. The district also includes Palm Aire. “This is an area that has everything,” she says. “Parks, lakes, clubhouses, swimming pools and golf courses,” an area to emulate throughout the city. Moavero says one valuable asset to those who want to lead is a willingness to listen and then act. She supports the CRA’s work in guiding city construction and the “fresh look” it has given to the city. “We need stores, tourists and more commerce to drive the economy of the city,” she says. “That’s what will help pay for our needs.” She urges local commissioners to start the conversation on sea rise issues and “bring in the experts” for guidance. Moavero serves on several non-profit boards and is active in all parts of the city. She and her partner, Ray Doucette,


6 The PelicanFriday, June 29, Pompano Beach, Deer eld Beach, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale-Bye-Sea, Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, Palm Aire, Galt Ocean Mile and Hillsboro Beach e 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 writers name will be withheld on request; letters must also include a daytime telephone number. Advertising rates are available upon request. Subscription rate is $13.78 including tax for one years delivery in Greater Pompano Beach; $95.40/per year including tax for others in the United States; call 954-783-8700 for rates abroad. e Pelican is a nonpartisan newspaper and reserves the right to decline advertising. Copyright 2018. Reproduction of this publication in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission of the publisher. e Pelican is a member of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, Deer eld Beach Chamber and the LBTS Chamber. e Pelican is a state certi ed woman-owned minority business. e Pelican is delivered to businesses, libraries, schools, o 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, publisher Vice president Christopher H. Siren Editor-in chief Michael d Oliviera Graphics: Rachel Ramirez Windsheimer € Website: David Ginsberg Classi eds: Anne Siren, Jeanne McVicker Contributing Writers: Phyllis J. Neuberger, Judy Wilson, Malcolm McClintock, Judy Vik, Concepcion Ledezma, RJ Boyle and Jim ChiefyŽ Mathie Account Executives: Carolyn Mann, Ellen Green, Mary Beth McCabe Distribution/Circulation: Al Schmidberger Special O ce Assistant: Cathy Siren ESTABLISHED 1993 € Volume XXVI, Issue 26 Founding Editor and PublisherAnne Hanby Siren Pioneer Grove wins state awardDeerfield Beach This city’s newly established Pioneer Grove, a zoning district designed to create a new downtown, has won an Excellence Award from the Florida Planning and Zoning Association. The award for Outstanding Development/Design went to the city’s Planning and Development Services Department. Mayor Bill Ganz said, “This is an exciting time for our city. Pioneer Grove is going to have a look and feel that will be very unique and special. Our residents will have a downtown with a modern, industrial chic feel to it. We have some great talent on our staff, and the city commission is proud to see their efforts recognized by the state.” “This was a team effort that included not just the planning staff, but the Economic Development Department and Environmental Services Department. This award is a great honor but there is still a lot of work to be done, and we are looking forward to making this design a reality for our residents,” said Eric Power, Planning and Development Services Director. Pioneer Grove, is a newly established 119-acre zoning district which permits mixed use and is located in the heart of Deerfield Beach. It is intended to be a walkable neighborhood with integrated housing, employment centers, shopping, and recreation. Buildings within Pioneer Grove will have a design theme reminiscent of the turn of the 19th Century and will incorporate the historical and cultural context of the cities heritage. Development has already begun, with new townhomes [currently under construction] within the Pioneer Grove district and the creation of the Branhilda Richardson Knowles Memorial Park, which is expected to be completed by October.Annual 5th of July Beach Cleanup Deerfield Beach The City of Deerfield Beach hosts one of the largest Fourth of July festivals in the tri-county area, bringing over 70,000 people to the beach. Unfortunately, every year the celebrants leave behind large amounts of litter. Annually, city staff takes July 5 as a day to get the beach back to its pristine beauty. The public is invited to lend a hand to this effort. The cleanup will be held 8 to 10 a.m. at the chickee hut across from the fire station at 71 S. Ocean Way. Snacks and water will be provided to all volunteers, but volunteers should bring their own reusable water bottles. Parking passes will be available to the first 25 volunteers. In an effort to reduce any additional waste from being generated by the cleanup, volunteers are encouraged to bring their own container for litter collection. Those who bring their own will receive a reusable water bottle courtesy of Island Water Sports. This cleanup is co-sponsored by Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Island Water Sports and Yoga Journey. For more information on beach cl eanups, contact the Department of Sustainable Management at 954-480-4391. To the Editor, I have known Pompano Beach mayoral candidate Michael Sobel for over two years. I have seen him do nothing but try and improve this community. For commissioner Charlotte Burrie to call a man like this “evil” is laughable and obscene. If you want to talk about evil, go talk about Charles Manson or Adolph Hitler. Michael L.Cooks Pompano BeachVice mayor’s comments directed at two candidates are out of lineLighthouse PointForty ve percent hike in garbage fees “unacceptable” commission saysThe city will go out for bid on its solid waste services after the new contract offered by Waste Management was declared “unacceptable” by the commission Tuesday night. Waste Management presented the city with two options. One, the current service with a $14 monthly rate increase, the other, switching to 96gallon garbage cans and adding a Saturday pick up day with a $4 a month increase. Currently residents pay $32 a month for two garbage collections, two recycling collections and one bulk pick-up. Luigi Pace, representing the waste hauler, said the amount of bulk waste generated here is what has driven the rate up. This city of fewer than 5,000 residents produces 5,000 tons of bulk waste a year, he said. Commissioners not only objected to the 45 percent rate increase, they also thought the large garbage carts “ridiculous” for elderly residents and did not like adding Saturday service. Commissioner Earl Maucker said, “It is our responsibility to see if there is another solution.” The city will issue a request for proposal for its garbage and bulk trash pick ups, but will continue using Waste Management to process recyclables. Other cities seeking recycling contractors have received “zero bids” City Administrator John Lavisky said since the market for these materials has fallen drastically. -Judy WilsonLetters CommentaryRe ections on doing our partBy Ira WechtermanPRESIDENT, FRIENDS OF DEERFIELD ISLAND PARKHaving recently returned from an environmental and ecological adventure in the Galpagos Islands and the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador, I cannot help reflecting upon my own involvement with Deerfield Island Park. The island is but a unique “left-over” from the development and construction of today’s Florida. Once a part of the fresh water marsh that helped drain the Everglades, it is now an isolated parcel of native and invasive flora and fauna in an urban community. The rainforests of the world are under siege by the forces of development, just as our unique Everglades are. These forests are being cleared for agricultural production, housing development and the harvesting of trees. The rainforests are the source of many plant and animal species. Many of them have properties that are as yet undiscovered. Measured utilization of these global resources should be encouraged in order to preserve them for future generations. The value of Deerfield Island Park lies not so much in its history, but in what it can bring to educating the public relative to our own unique position as being part of the “great sea of grass” – the Everglades. We can demonstrate and encourage native plant horticulture, while explaining the damage that invasive species do our community. We can support restoration of the Everglades and replenish the aquifer through rechanneling the drainage system closer to what it was. Some of this has already begun. Lately we have seen extensive rains that we would hope were replenishing the aquifer, but that is not the case. Much of that rainwater is merely directed into canals and channels that ultimately dumped into the ocean. We should each help change perceptions and the direction of local, state and federal activities. We can do this not just for ourselves, but for the future.Pompano hosts tree give-a-wayOn two Saturdays, July 14 and July 21, the Pompano Beach city nursery, 1000 NE 3 Ave., hosts its 10th annual tree give-a-way from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking will be in the lot immediately north of the nursery. The trees were originally purchased as seedlings and cultivated by nursery employees. Tree allowance is two trees per residence on a first-come, first-serve basis. To qualify for a free tree, proof is requested for residency in the city. Tree varieties include purple tabebuia, live oak, Christmas palm, triangle palm, silver buttonwood, clusia rosea, golden tabebuia and Phoenix sylvestris palm.


The Pelican 7 Friday, June 29, Now o cially on sale at your local Publix/ Walgreen stores 10 cents at checkout Thank you, Pelican Readers CHURCH DIRECTORY Rezoning paves way for redevelopment of long-vacant site By Judy VikPELICAN STAFFOakland Park Commissioners have rezoned property at 3501 and 3549 Powerline Road for construction of retail and office buildings. Commissioner John Adornato voted no on the ordinance. The property, consisting of seven parcels, was formerly the site of a career training center, demolished in 2015. Prior to demolition, the eastern portion of the 3.37acre site fronting on Powerline Road was rezoned from B-2, General Business, to PRZD [Powerline Road Zoning District.] The rear portion of the property remained zoned Light Industrial, and the southwest corner was unplatted. The applicant, Oakland Commerce Center, asked for rezoning to unify the site into one zoning district, the PRZD. “This is 1.891 acres to be converted from industrial to commercial,” said Alex Dambach, planning supervisor. Proposed for the site are two buildings: A 15,600-square-foot multitenant retail building on Powerline Road and a 15,000-square-foot multitenant office building behind it. The buildings will be separated by a drive isle and surrounded by a 134-space parking lot. Access will be from Powerline Road and NE 35 Court. Broward County Transit determined sidewalk improvements are needed to improve access to public transit. Michael Kravit, the project architect, said he was asked to design modern buildings. In the retail buildings, the high ceilings could accommodate open duct work for restaurants. Outdoor seating areas are possible. “This development complements the Powerline Road corridor with modern architecture,” Kravit said. Resident Jeff Helyer said he was disappointed that the buildings are only one story, “but it’s better than anything else on Powerline Road.” Adornato, “I have great concern. I don’t think this is consistent with the vision we had [for Powerline Road.] This is not married to our pedestrian-friendly vision. The intent was to slow traffic and bring pedestrians and bicyclists. “This is beautiful, but it’s another warehouse, strip mall structure. It won’t spur the kind of development we want,” he said. Vice Mayor Sara Guevrekian disagreed with Adornato. “I’m very excited about this and extremely supportive of this,” she said. For years, first as a community activist and then as a commissioner, she said she has sought solutions for the blight on Powerline Road. Guevrekian said the project owner’s properties are very well managed and maintained. “I see this as a quality, low impact development at a horrendous traffic corner. I love, love, love it. This is responsible, low impact with a high level of architecture and landscaping.” Commissioner Michael Carn said he met with the project’s team. “I asked for after-5 activation. I don’t want this dead at 5 p.m. We’re looking for excitement and a place to come.” Carn said he liked the design and the mature trees. “We’re looking for a step up from what’s there. Make it a step out. You are about to affect the gateway to our city. We have waited for something to blow our minds.”


8 The PelicanFriday, June 29, The Pelican delivers to your home or business in our readership areas. Cost: $13.78 per year. Thank you for your subscription. It makes a di erence. Call 954-783-8700 for home delivery.Send your stories and photos to siren2415@ or call 954-783-8700. Business matters By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFTim Hogans was honored to be the Man of the Year for his success in the fund raising challenge for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society [LLS] of Hollywood. He shares the award with Fort Lauderdale Woman of the Year, Michelle Homoky. They were crowned on June 9 at the 2018 Celebrity Cruise sponsored black tie event held at the Marriot Harbor Beach Resort. They were joined by the Boy and Girl of the Year, Tristan Balea and Sarita Moreno. Hogans and Homoky raised over $300,000 for LLS. The total raised by all taking the challenge was an impressive $546,207.70. Hogans says, “I decided to take on this challenge in honor of so many of my friends who are cancer survivors and to help get more financial resources into the hands of patients here in Broward County. Cancer does not discriminate.” Hogans challenge was to raise as much money as possible in a 10-week period. Every dollar counted as one vote. The candidate who gets the most votes/raises the most money is named Man or Woman of the Year. In his fund raising effort, excerpts from his letter requesting donations were: “Everyone wins when cancer loses and with your support, my efforts will fund the therapies and treatments that save lives, not someday but today. Many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients, but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce Chair Tim Hogans wins Man of the Year Challengebrain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. All LLS funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day. On their behalf, thank you for your support.” Asked about the time and energy that went into this fundraising challenge, he says, “It was a heavy lift, but worth it.” Hogans, Homoky and all participants received thank you notes from the LLS Board of Trustees, and volunteers for their successful fundraising efforts that will change lives and cure cancer.About Tim HogansTim Hogans has many career and civic responsibilities beyond the 10 week LLS challenge. He is the External Affairs Area Manager for Florida Power and Light where his job is to grow and manage relationships with elected officials, businesses and county stakeholders in North Broward County. As an active board member, he was ideally suited for his appointment as Chairman of the Board of The Greater Pompano Chamber of Commerce. His one year, event-packed term ends July 1 when Monica Ribeiro becomes the new chairman. Hogans says, “I was delighted and grateful to serve the business community in this capacity. The Chamber is celebrating 71 years and thankfully organizations like ours will continue to provide the support that local businesses need, with advice on every subject imaginable at members’ fingertips. We keep growing. We keep working to make a difference. We’re here to stay and I was proud to be leading an organization that works as a strategic partner to the business community.” He stressed the value of chamber membership and the opportunities for exposure to businesses available to members. He ticked off a list including chamber breakfasts, after-hours networking events, business expo, golf tournaments, Fine Food and Wine leadership programs, CEO roundtables, The Pineapple Jamboree and enterprise groups as well as the committees served by members. This chamber supports Pompano Beach, Margate and North Broward County. For chamber information, call 954-941-2940.Crowned Man and Woman of the Year for their fundraising successes are Tim Hogans and Michelle Homoky shown with Boy and Girl of the Year, Tristan Balea and Sarita Moreno. The results [$546,207.70] raised in the 2018 challenge for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was celebrated at a black tie event, sponsored by Celebrity Cruises held on June 9 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. [Courtesy] Fourth mural to be added to BaCAOn June 26, city commissioners approved a new mural to be added to the outside of the Bailey Contemporary Arts [BaCA] building, 41 NE 1 St. It will be the fourth mural in the alleyway behind BaCA. In the past, Laura Atria, the city’s public art program manager, said the city is deliberately adding murals there to create a focused artistic space. Terry Davis, chair of the Public Art Committee, said two mosaics from the Trail of the Honey Bees project will also be placed in the alley. The Trail is a project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, where honey bee mosaics are placed at various city buildings to increase to raise awareness of the role honey bees play in the food chain. “I’m sure [people are] going to love it. That’s where they [host] the Old Town Untapped and people there are really starting to embrace the murals,” said Davis. The cost of the mural is $1,500.Briefs


The Pelican 9 Friday, June 29, Supporters of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society came out last week to celebrate the organization, and be celebrated. A photographic exhibit of 52 historic moments, a silent auction, music by the Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways Band and a distinguished list of honorees highlighted the evening at the Doubletree. Mistress of Ceremonies Emily Lilly announced the honorees in several categories: “Caught in the Act of Caring – Dave Hunt, Rebecca Medina and Charlie DaBrusco with the City of Deerfield Beach; Damon Marotta and Dan Price who provide landscape services for the Butler House and Phyllis Mavrikis, a dedicated volunteer. “Mountain Movers” – Lisa Davis, JM Family; Kirsten Charlson, DNA Labs, Ira Wechterman, Friends of Deerfield Beach Island. “Proud Pioneers” Leola Brooks, Mary and Dick Mowry. Special mention was made of the late Dan Bogner who was instrumental in moving the historic caboose to its permanent site at city hall. -Judy Wilson -Annual Deer eld Historical Society dinner/dance honors special supporters Judi Stanich [center], a host for the evening, greets Joe and Diane Williams, Damon Marotti. [Staff]yard . If you put mulch in your yard, God help you. They love it they dig it up so fast.” She said she has to get up at five-thirty in the morning every day to chase them off her property before they dig up more of her yard. “No one should have to live like this. This is a not a farm, this is our community.” King isn’t alone in her frustration. Dist. 4 Commissioner Beverly Perkins said other residents in her district have been complaining about the chickens for years. “Chickens are everywhere in District 4,” she said. At Tuesday’s commission meeting, she announced that the city had hired a trapper to deal with the problem. Public Works Director Robert McCaughan said the city hired All Broward Animal Removal to do the job. All Broward will be paid $50 per chicken and will officially begin trapping on July 2. “If he’s out there and runs around and doesn’t bring any chickens in, we don’t pay. It’s not an additional employee we’re funding. We pay for him as he provides service,” said McCaughan, who said that the city’s animal control department will verify when and where the chickens are captured. McCaughan said he expects relatively easy pickings at first. But he’s also certain the chickens will adapt and become harder to catch. “The chickens are actually kind of smart. They can recognize the truck the chicken trapper drives and they run. As time goes on, it’s going to be more difficult,” McCaughan said. King agrees with McCaughan on the chickens being intelligent, saying that they’ve learned to flee as soon as they hear her door open. City officials have set aside $5,000 for the operation with the hopes of catching 100 chickens. It’s possible more money could be allocated in the future. “I would say that’s a start. I hope that number grows quickly,” said McCaughan. Catching chickens alive, said All Broward’s owner, “Trapper” Mark, is what can make them so hard to catch. “If it’s an open field, forget it.” The trick is to use “pinch points.” One trapper chases a chicken into a closed-off section of the outside of a building, usually a home, where another trapper is waiting with a net. “You want to be able to funnel them. It’s kind of like a rodeo.” Once All Broward begins, residents who want to report chickens should call Animal Control at 954-786-4027. They will direct All Broward to the chickens. McCaughan said any chickens caught will either be taken to a farm or humanely euthanized. ChickensContinued from page 1


10 The PelicanFriday, June 29, Phyllis J. Neuberger wants your suggestions about people making a difference. Phyllis’s book, China Dahl, is available on Call 954-7838700. MAKING A DIFFERENCELord’s Gift House at First Baptist Church restores a little hope into broken and damaged lives every Saturday By Phyllis J. NeubergerPELICAN STAFFMaureen Lay called The Lord’s Gift House to The Pelican’s attention. She wrote, “This mission of the First Baptist Church of Pompano Beach, 101 NE First Street, was started in 1993 right after Hurricane Andrew. We collected clothing and supplies for victims, but they no longer needed our items so we decided to take care of our own homeless and needy in this area.” What began with a few women is now run by Pastor Larry Vinkemulder and his team of over 84 volunteers. He says, “They come from our church, other churches, the community, kids earning service hours . they just seem to show up to help all week in preparation for Saturday.” The church pastors and volunteers refer to all persons at their tables as “clients.” “Our monthly restock grocery bill is often $6,000 paid with donations from the community and the church. In my 20 years heading this mission, we have never run out of supplies until we have run out of people.” He went on to say, “The people who come to the Lord’s Gift House [LGH] may have been your neighbors who have had a financial collapse and lost their homes or jobs. They may have spouses or children with mental or physical challenges. Their needs are the same as yours and mine. They need clothing, food and someone to remind them that they matter. We try to be the ear that hears, the arms that offer a hug, but always to be the face of Christ that remind them they are loved.” Clients sign up for our service and once a month those who have signed up are invited to LGH where they can enjoy a hot meal, two sets of clothing and an emergency bag of non-perishable food to take away. Pastor Larry says, “LGH starts out on Saturday morning around 7:30 a.m. when we serve coffee and snacks, donated for 20 years by Publix. Then we have a Praise and Worship service. We take care of our clients and prepare for the arrival of Pastor Rubin Lima, who comes from his own church. Fifty weeks out of the year he cooks 400 meals and feeds dinners to from 100 to 400 clients.” There’s a “Showers of Blessings” truck with portable showers that comes to offer showers every few weeks. Tony Catapano, a volunteer, sits with those interested to guide them to available resources and possible jobs. Donated supplies can be dropped off at the church. See list at the end of this article. Every Monday and Thursday volunteers work from 8 to 11 a.m. packing up things and preparing for Saturday guests. Pastor Larry says a typical meal includes soup, a variety of entrees [fish, beef, lamb] with cold drinks, coffee and dessert. “We work with Pastor Lima’s people if they sign up for clothing and food packages.” Pastor Larry has been with the church for 27 years; 20 of them running LGH with his two directors, Phyllis Long and Bette Collins. He says, “We work as a team outside and inside. Donations keep us in business. We shop for restock. Things seem to just show up.Special events at Lord’s Gift HouseAt Christmas time, every Saturday in December, we have a special store for parents who shop for gifts for their children from infants to age 18. They even get wrapping paper and ribbon. While they have the pleasure of Christmas shopping for their children, they feel like more fortunate families. The last Saturday before Christmas, LGH entertains up to 500 people inside for dinner with about 125 volunteer servers. Pastor Larry says, “We deep fry about 75 turkeys the night before and start cooking the sides at 8:30 a.m. Each Sunday School is responsible for side dishes. Everything is donated. At Easter, there’s an egg hunt for children, time to hear the true story of Easter and an Easter basket for every child. This mission sets up the stage for the Pompano Beach [Left] Volunteers at the Lord’s Gift House [LGH] carve turkeys and prepare for Christmas dinner that will be served to about 500 guests by 125 volunteer servers. [Below] Pastor Larry Vinkemulder welcomes the homeless to LGH every Saturday Morning. [Courtesy]Kiwanis Club for their service at the ocean. “We have many success stories. Clients who have reversed their circumstances have returned to us as volunteers. Now that’s inspiring. Most people don’t realize that many of us are just one pay check away from seeking help from LGH,” says the Pastor. “We’re people serving people and we’re glad to help.”Donations needed Hygiene items toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap bars, shampoo, washcloths, and combs/brushes. Clothing needed: clean, gently-worn clothing, shoes, socks, undergarments in all sizes for men, women and children. Non-perishable foods needed: boxed and canned soups, cereals, snack crackers, meals, grits, non-refrigerated milk, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, vegetables, meat, fish. Cash and check donations are also accepted. Make checks out to the Lord’s Gift House and deliver or mail to the First Baptist Church, 138 NE 1 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060. To volunteer or donate call 954-745-6121. Thanks to the Lord’s Gift House donors and volunteers for what you do for people who need help. No surprises in Wilton Manors election lingsWilton Manors – There were no surprises on June 22, the last day of filing for the Wilton Manors mayoral and commission races. Everyone who committed to running had already filed or announced weeks ahead of time. This November, the candidates for the Island City’s mayoral race are Vice Mayor Justin Flippen and Boyd Corbin, who has been highly-critical of the city over water quality issues. Mayor Gary Resnick, who has been in the position since 2008, the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history, had originally declared he would run for re-election. In April, he announced he would run for a commission seat instead. The other three candidates for the two commission seats are Commissioner Scott Newton, Central Area Neighborhood Association President Paul Rolli, and Dr. Katharine Campbell, who owns a counseling practice in the city. Because Wilton Manors is not divided into districts, the two people who get the most votes will be elected to the commission seats. Michael d’Oliveira


The Pelican 11 Friday, June 29, Fighter plane with links to the CIA’s Congo war is hangared at air park By Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFPompano Beach – A mighty little airplane with a covert history is about to become famous and it occupies a hangar at the Pompano Air Park. In August, its owners, Greg Spatz and Steve Walenz, will fly it to Opa-locka where combat pilots from the 1960s, who flew the T-38 on secret missions in the Congo, will once again climb aboard. “These guys were heroes,” Spatz said this week. “And they were never acknowledged.” The war in the Congo, 1962-1967, was not acknowledged either. It was a CIA operation carried out under the direction of President Lyndon Johnson. American arms, planes and ships were sent to the Congo to shore up the democratic government’s position against rebels seeking to overthrow it. Add in elements of the Cold War the rebels were supported by the Soviets and the Chinese the fact that the prize was uranium and that the pilots were exiled Cubans, and you have one interesting story. But it has been written. Cold War Navy SEAL was published in April, and its authors, James Hawes and Mary Ann Koenig, came south on a book tour. Spatz met them and a handful of the Cubans who had piloted the T-28 war birds. How the story unfolds in interesting. According to Hawes, whose book’s complete title is “My Story of Che Guevara, War in the Congo and the Communist Threat in Africa,” the T-28s had a direct impact on the outcome of the Congolese War. Before the clandestine operation, the T-28s had been Air Force trainers. Then the Navy decided it wanted the planes reengineered to land on aircraft carriers, so powerful engines and tail hooks were installed. Its top speed was 340 knots and it flew to 38,000 feet. When the CIA launched its secret mission in the Congo, it See WAR PLANE on page 12Christina Henley [above], a former Realtor who ful lled her lifelong dream of learning to y after the economic “crash” of 2008, is a huge fan of the T-28. [Courtesy] Steve Walenz and Greg Spatz stand proudly in front of their prized war plane, knowing it will be here after they are. “You’ll only be its caretaker. It will outlive you,” said the Texan they bought it from in 2016.


12 The PelicanFriday, June 29, acquired a small fleet of T-28s from the Navy and enlisted Hawes who in turn gathered up exiled Cubans to fly them. After the failed Bay of Pigs, these men had little hope of returning to their homeland. By several accounts, these pilots and their powerful planes are credited with doing enough damage to the Communist-backed rebels, to keep the Congolese government in power. Koenig, who lives in Vero Beach, is coming this way again the first week in August with plans to put the spotlight on the Cuban pilots and the T-28. The plane at Pompano Air Park is one of only two surviving T-28s from the Congo War. It is a twoseater still equipped with its armament panel. Its vintage is 1954. Its maker, North American Aviation. After the war, the planes were used to train jet pilots through the mid-80s, and today are used to fly into thunderstorms. Spatz and Walenz bought their T-28 in 2016 from a Texan who told them, “You’ll only be its caretaker. It will outlive you.” It has logged 6,000 hours and its current owners fly it often. Its distinctive dark blue color makes it easy to spot. One local pilot who is almost as much a fan of the T-28 as its owners, is Christina Henley who goes up with Spatz often. She says the war plane “flies like a champ. . it is interesting because of the ages of the kids who flew it, its purpose. It’s a remembrance of how things use to be.” Her own plane is a Cessna 182 and she takes it all over the country to family reunions and to her hometown of Belmont, Miss. Henley says she had always wanted to fly and had thought about it forever. A realtor for 40 years, the “crash” spurred her to put her dream into action. A resident of Lighthouse Point, she got her pilot’s license, started a pilots training school and is CEO of an aviation mechanics business at Pompano Air Park. “After the crash, I felt my mind needed to work again,” she said. The mind needs new things.” The T-28 is of particular interest to her. “There’s a lot of interest in old airplanes,” she said. Henley was involved with the Tuskegee Airmen exhibit that came to the airpark in May 2015. It featured the P-51 fighter flown by the Air Force’s first black squadron. “Six hundred kids and 400 adults came out to see it,” she said. Spatz, a former builder of Home Depot stores, is also heavily into the aviation business, owning several hangers and a fueling station at Pompano Air Park. “I am excited for people to know about this unique plane based in Pompano Beach,” he said. “It has curb appeal.” War planeContinued from page 11 Canal, park agreements resolve two ongoing issuesBy Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – The city has acquired the help of its two neighboring municipalities to resolve public works issues. With the assist of a federal grant and the cooperation of Deerfield Beach, the debris left from Hurricane Irma in the 53rd Street Canal will finally be cleared. The canal is at Deerfield’s southern boundary. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded this city $159,000 for the project. The grant obligates the city for a 25 percent match $39,324. Deerfield officials have agreed to pay half that amount. The canal has always been prone to flooding, Public Works Director Charles Schramm said, a situation that worsened after the storm littered the waters. The second agreement signed this week, is specific as to which city, Pompano Beach or Lighthouse Point, maintains Exchange Park, a seven-acre natural retreat on the Intracoastal Waterway. This city has maintained the area since a 1979 agreement, See LIGHTHOUSE POINT on page 15


The Pelican 13 Friday, June 29, Tuesday to change the land use from commercial, lowmedium density residential, which allows 10 units per acre, to mixed-use high density, which would allow 50 units per acre. Penn said the project would be limited to a height of three stories [or 35 ft.] in the portions adjacent to existing residential homes. But some residents didn’t believe him. Neither did Dist. 1 Commissioner Mike Sobel. “This is a royal con job and the residents are being bamboozled,” said Sobel. He said the marina site “cries out for quality development” but this proposal was too much. By his calculations, the development would have to be 10 stories or higher to fit in the number of units the developer wanted. “This project is too big, it’s too dense, and the residents don’t want it.” Vice Mayor Charlotte Burrie and Dist. 4 Commissioner Beverly Perkins also said they would vote against it. When the project was approved by the commission in January of 2017, Sobel was the only “no” vote. George Platt, representing the developer, asked why the vote had changed when the number of units was the same. Burrie said she would not be in office by the time the project was back up for approval; she didn’t want to “hang” 323 units on the property. Perkins said she was worried how the development would impact the nearby residents. Several residents supported the project. Resident Melissa Milroy said mixed-used was a good project and that it was “time” to develop the “underutilized” site. Dist. 3 Commissioner Rex Hardin said he would support the project and that changes made in the past with other projects, but not necessarily private development, are the reason people are “singing the praises” of Pompano Beach now. “Change is coming and we need to manage it. That’s what this is about,” he said. But for the residents against the development, the change was too much. Especially the negative change to traffic they say will occur. “We all know it’s going to be high,” said resident Judith HarrisBlane. Developers have said a maximum of 1,377 trips per day would be generated from the development. Penn also stated that, despite what some residents think, the developer would not be closing Northeast 23 Avenue and Northeast 16 Street. Residents expressed worry about the closures because it would block their direct access to Northeast 14 Street. Without Northeast 23 Avenue, drivers would have to do a U-turn on Federal Highway to get to Northeast 14 Street. Penn said that the reason for the confusion was mostly a graphical error. In an aerial diagram, which shows the dimensions of the project, it appears that the development will be built over portions of the streets. In the description of the site’s legal boundaries, it reads that Northeast 15 Street is to be vacated. Hardin brought the language issue up and Penn stated “on the record” that it would be removed. Hidden HarbourContinued from page 1 Hidden Harbour, a proposed development of 323 residential units and 65,000 sq. ft. of commercial space on the above 8.9-acre site, was tabled this week until more speci c information can be revealed to the city and residents. The project faces the air park just west of the highway. The commission gave the developers until Sept. 11 to return with a new plan.


14 The PelicanFriday, June 29, Crime stats down in LauderdaleBy-The-SeaStatistics released by the Broward Sheriff’s Office this month show a 4.3 percent decrease in crimes as compared to 2016. The town has the sixth lowest crime rate in the county and third lowest number of total crimes behind Sea Ranch Lakes and Hillsboro Beach. The town reported a crime clearance rate of 24.2 percent, a 4.1 percent increase from 2016.Tra c crash dataChief Tom Palmer also reported on traffic crash data, noting the town experienced an increase in traffic crashes from 169 in 2016 to 201 in 2017. But those figures are on the downturn. From January to June of this year, the town has reported a 23 percent decrease in traffic crashes: 95 crashes in 2017 compared to 73 this year. The most crash prone locations were 4399 N. Ocean Drive, near the Marathon station, seven crashes; 223 Commercial Blvd., six; and 4399 El Mar Drive, five. BSO reports a 4 percent increase in traffic citations, from 824 in 2017 to 858 in 2018. Among goals of the town’s 2018 Action Plan is reducing traffic, pedestrian and bicycle violations through increased traffic enforcement. The Florida Department of Transportation awarded grant funding to BSO in LBTS for high visibility enforcement for pedestrian and bike safety from mid-December 2017 to April 2018. -Judy VikTownhome project gets approval; plans are for 12 units Judy WilsonPELICAN STAFFLighthouse Point – The site plan for the first major townhome development built here in a decade was approved earlier this month by the planning and zoning board. As proposed by real estate developer Cavache Properties, the one-acre lot required 11 variances to accommodate the 12 residential units. Among the variances OK’d by the board were setbacks for splash pools, balconies, guest parking, space between parking stalls and the elimination of raised parking curbs. The RM-16 zoning was amended by the commission to allow 12 rather than the eight units in the code. Cavache paid $1.4 million for the property located at 3879 NE 22 Way. Construction of the three and four bedroom homes is expected to be completed in early 2020. Prices in the gated community are anticipated to start at $765,000. Sale of the property was contingent on siteplan approval. “We are thrilled to be able to build on the last vacant parcel of this size in Lighthouse Pont,” said Adam Adache, managing partner of Cavache. “There have not been any new townhome developments in Lighthouse Point in 10 years which creates a very high demand for this type of product.” Adache was also enthused about the city’s reputation as an affluent and safe place to raise a family. Citing figures provided by the city he said, “Lighthouse Point has 2.88 law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents, which is 29 percent higher than the state average and a crime rate 36 percent lower than the national average.” Cavache is based in Pompano Beach and is currently developing Old Town Square, a 279-unit mixed use apartment building there. The company is also developing 30 Thirty North Ocean, an urban beach condo in Lauderdale Beach. The local townhome project has yet to be named. Proposed Cavache Properties town homes in Lighthouse Point. [Courtesy]


The Pelican 15 Friday, June 29, New FacesContinued from page 5but in 2016 the Florida Inland Navigational District cleared much of the land and planted grass which requires much more care. Public Works Director Charles, Schramm presented an agreement which requires this city to mow the grassy areas, remove debris from the mangroves every three months and maintain the restrooms at an annual cost of about $10,000. The acreage is owned Florida Inland Navigational District, but leased by the City of Pompano Beach. Originally, it was included in this city’s land use plan to meet open space requirements. That need no longer exists, Commissioner Mike Long pointed out this week. The park is on the south side of SE 24 Street and consists of natural foliage, nature trails and a beach. Last November, commissioners balked at the increased expense and the city began talks with Pompano Beach. Both cities have law enforcement jurisdiction in the park.City approves Intracoastal Drive signs Lighthouse Point – Some streets with Intracoastal views will now be renamed Intracoastal Drive. The designation is the request of former mayor Leo Bentz who will pay for the new signage, $250 for each one. The new designation does not change the mailing addresses of residents on the streets which are NE 25 Street, NE 30 Avenue, NE 31 Avenue, portions of NE 23 and NE 25 Avenue and NE 48 Street. Commissioner Mike Long asked if the renaming was okay with the residents and Commissioner Kyle Van Buskirk said other people may now want to rename their streets. Bentz’s wishes won the day with Commissioner Earl Maucker saying in this case the name makes “geological logic” and that Bentz is a “city advocate.” Lighthouse PointContinued from page 12 Pelican delivered. $13.78. One Year.Call 954-783-8700. have also taught free Karate lessons at Pompano Beach Elementary School for the past two years where they have reached 135 students. “I’m not a conventional politician, I’m actually Pompano Royalty from Collier City. “It’s “Our Turn,” a message from the youngest Pompano resident running as a city commission candidate. This is my “Call of Duty” for all the misfits, the misled, the special needs, the disenfranchised, History. I love our glorious early African American history. The whole globe knows that our enslaved ancestors all had functional skills. All of them had skills as craftsmen beyond the field work that the master made them do. “Now as a Gen X/ Millennial, we are trying to figure out how to have an innovative district. “Our democratic cities and our politicians make enemies with one another. The school board is messed up; no real educators want to come teach in our black communities. Now the question becomes innovative for whom? “2018 the diamond in the rough is here, “Our Turn!”Pompano Beach District 5 candidate, David Miller low incomes, and those who never got an opportunity to express their ideas. “It’s a new age. It’s a new age! And its our turn... it’s about that time to represent because they spent 30 years in power and “we” still feel like “they” don’t hear “us” so its here! “Time for what? “Time for the new mind state that we have been thirsty for; the fresh start at southern living. I am the parks and rec conversation, the mentor-ship and elder inclusion conversation and as far as imagery the art advisory conversation. “The community knows me as Pompano’s Self Proclaimed Cultural Arts Ambassador. I teach people about how Culture is Art, Science and Religion which creates July 4th reworksPompano Beach celebrates July 4th this year with a Fireworks Extravaganza at the beach near the pierat 5 p.m. with live music featuring “Nostaljah,” a Reggae band followed by “L Tribe,” an R&B band. At 9 p.m., sit back and relax as the colors light up the night sky with an array of fireworks launched from a floating barge in the ocean near the end of the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome; however, personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol, and pets are prohibited. In case of inclement weather, a rain date for the fireworks show is Thursday, July 5th. Call 954-786-4111 or visit


16 The PelicanFriday, June 29, opportunity for the city if we go forward with this,” Hebert said. The CRA plan first called for finding a developer for a mixed-use development on the West Dixie lots in 2005. That concept also was in the 2012 and 2017 planbook. Hebert said the mixed-use development will centralize municipal operations, generate new taxable value, add additional parking and open other opportunities for development. Sale price of the land is $2.550 million. If approved, the sale would happen in 2019. In July 2017, the city hired Zyscovich Archiects for design concepts. As proposed, the south lot building will contain ground floor retail, live/work units and city hall offices with parking for 343 vehicles. The building on the north lot will be a mix of ground floor retail and 87 residential units. The city must commit to a 15-year lease for city hall spaces with two options for five-year renewals The lease starts at $26.07 per square foot and goes up. The city will agree to waive impact fees of $260,000, make $500,000 in roadway improvements and increase grant opportunities for retail businesses by $260,000. “The numbers may seem daunting, but this meets so many of our goals,” Hebert said. That includes a hardened facility [for city hall], new development, public parking and increased ad valorem revenues. The city has owned the vacant lots for years. and a deficient roof. Commission chambers have inadequate space. The city’s 2010 Facility Master Plan recommended constructing a new city hall due to its deficiencies. Because of that, no estimates on hardening it have been undertaken Hebert said. Integra Investments is a Miami-based private equity and real estate development firm, founded 12 years ago. Its projects include offices, multi-family and mixed-use, said Paulo Tavares de Melo, a principal with the firm. Among their current projects are Aventura Park Square and Hallandale ArtSquare, a multi-family development on North Federal Highway. “We’re very excited about Oakland Park,” de Melo said. “This is the kind of challenge that motivates us. We’re excited to work with the community. Thanks for selecting us as the developer. We look forward to bringing this project to fruition.” Architect Bernard Zyscovich said, “You have a very visionary team.” He mentioned the city’s culinary district and said, “Maybe we’re an accelerant to what you have started.” “We’re not dazzlers. We just do our job well,” Zyscovich said. He noted that the city’s administrative functions would be on a top floor, above the parking structure. Events and meetings could be held on the rooftop. Zyscovich said he’s very excited about the architecture. “It has more of an industrial feel with steel frames. We want it to be noteworthy and iconic.” Commissioner John Adornato said, “When we bought this land, there were questions about what we were doing. This is the implementation of a vision. This is the city putting its money where its mouth is. This is the next logical step to take in implementation of a vision on the books for a long time.” Commissioner Michael Carn thanked the development partners “for wrapping your arms around the vision. We waited a long time for this cohesion.” “Yes, we’re taking a risk. I like risk. Hats off to the team, staff and commission,” Carn said. “The building is inspiring. This sets the stage for what we’re looking for on the west side of Dixie,” said Commissioner Matthew Sparks. Sparks asked if a proposed occupancy date of 2021 is realistic. Hebert responded, “We have a fortuitous wind at our backs. The economy is strong and favorable, and this developer is anxious to get started.” Vice Mayor Sara Guevrekian said she wanted to dispel some rumors and asked what the commission approved by awarding quotes and authorizing negotiations with Integra. City Attorney DJ Doody said three components are yet to be approved. A purchase and sales agreement has to be okayed by ordinance. That may be on the commission agenda in July. Then a development agreement will be negotiated, and terms of a commercial lease are subject to commission approval. Guevrekian said the two 68-foot high buildings are “cavernous” and “not my idea of a small town downtown.” “Everyone always wants more and more height. Sixty-eight feet tall is practically seven stories. I’m uncomfortable with that.” Noting that these are very small lots, she asked about setbacks and how much grass there would be. Alex Dambach, planning supervisor, said there will be a 12-foot buffer on the east and 10-foot buffers on the sides. “There’s fear of the unknown, and there’s some risk involved. I think it’s a worthy risk,” said Mayor Tim Lonergan. “The vision has been there for 14-15 years.” The public can join the discussion of the proposed Oakland Park Square Tuesday, July 10, 8 a.m. at the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting at Jaco Pastorius Community Center, 1098 NE 40 Ct. For more information call 954630-4251. New city hallContinued from page 2 Harden a building?Hardening a building means the strengthening of metal alloys by heat treatment“We will come back to the commission with a purchase and sale agreement, development agreement and lease agreement,”Hebert told the commission last week. The proposed development, previously referred to as the West Dixie lots, is now called Oakland Park Square. “This will be a public square and gathering place with ourselves as anchor tenant,” Hebert said. The existing city hall was constructed in 1963 and repurposed from a police and fire station. According to information provided by the city, the building is not a hardened structure, has obsolete electrical equipment This rendering is of Oakland Park Square, a proposed development on West Dixie Highway. The city is now in negotiations with In tegra Investments over the development. As proposed, the building to the south would contain retail, live/work units, City Hall and 343 parking spaces. Th e building on the north lot would contain retail and 87 residential units. [Courtesy, city of Oakland Park]


The Pelican 17 Friday, June 29, Art7/14 – Red Eye: Beyond Call to artists. • To go beyond means to use art media, words and/ or images in the creative process to produce artworks that explore the unexplored, breaks the mold, see beyond the normal view, potential or direction re ecting the adventurous, explorative representation of the creative collective. Call 954-462-8190, Ext. 206 for details. Arts & Crafts t ake place at N.E. Focal Point senior center, 227 NW 2 St., Deer eld Beach from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 954480-4447. Delray Art League Exhibit at the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, 140 NE 1 St., Delray Beach, features artwork by different artists every 3 months. Monday Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Call 954673-8137.AuditionsThe Broward Women’s Choral Group seeks women singers. Rehearsals are Wed.,10 a.m.-noon in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-951-6789. Or contact Friends of the Pompano Beach Library hosts an author reception, July 7 at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2051 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Authors and books include Christopher Gates, Unwind, Up, Up and Away; David and Wilkerson, Make Your Retirement Savings Last More than You Do; Janet Colbert, STOPPNow [Stop Organized Pill Pushers]; Robert Yonover Caregiver’s Survival Guide: Caring for Yourself While Caring for a Loved One. Call 954-561-3732 for details. 7/17 Discussion of “Power” by Naomi Alderman. In the Power, the world is a recognizable place: there’s a rich Nigerian kid who lounges around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Rm 226. North Regional/BC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. 954-201-2601. Island City Book Club meets on third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Richard C. Sullivan Library, 500 NE 26 St., Wilton Manors. Call 954390-2195. Chamber of Commerce meetingsThe Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce encourages area residents to join our organization with a PERSONAL MEMBERSHIP. This is a great way to meet other locals, know who you are doing business with, enjoy the company of business people, and generally where to go, what to do, and what’s going on. Cost is $75 a year for the PERSONAL MEMBERSHIP. Sign up is at the Visitor Center, 4201 Ocean Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, or online at, Call 954 776 1000. Classes7/10 Center for Active Aging offer a presentation on use of the Florida Rx Card for those on Medicarel Medicaid or Over the Counter use of the Rx Card. Class runs from a0 to 11 a.m.. Free. The Center is located at 227 NE 2 St., Deer eld Beach. Call 954-480-4446 for details.7/5 Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 – Digital Downloads Open House. Bring your own device and get one on one help to learn how to access and download the library’s free books, music, magazines and movies to your device. First come, rst served. Noon to 1 p.m. Rm 226. North Regional/BC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. 954201-2601. 7/11 – Help with Social Security. Representatives from the North Broward Social Security of ce will be available to answer your questions and provide information. 2 to 4 p.m. Lobby. North Regional/BC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. 954-2012601. Writing workshop at Herb Skolnick Center 800 SW 36th Ave, Pompano Beach with Marjory Lyons. Classes are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 954-249-1333. 7/14 Saturday, July 14 – Make Your Own Terrarium. Bring a bit of nature into your life by creating a modern See CALENDAR on page 20


18 The Pelican Friday, June 29, Place your ad at or call 954-783-8700 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE To place your classi ed ad please visit or call 954-783-8700 by Wednesday at 5 p.m. REAL ESTATE • SALES • CARS • TRUCKS • SERVICES • JOBS Blacktop Sealing Since 1984 754-234-3364 Call for Pelican Home Delivery 954-783-8700 Studios Condos for SaleRivergate Townhouse. Intracoastal. $599K. Hillsboro Beach. Port de Mer. $369K Call 954-788-5728. Furnished studios BOCA/ DEERFIELD $199/week and up -$39/Daily -$699/ Month and up. Furnished studios – Utilities Paid. Call 954-934-3195. Rooms for Rent The Pelican Classi eds Work 954-783-8700 Pelican Newspaper1500 E. Atlantic Blvd.Pompano Beach Deadline for classi ed advertising is on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Thank you. 954-783-8700 Missing DogEnglish Pointer (birddog) missing between Pompano Beach & Lighthouse Point. White with tan ears; tail stands straight up. Please email: or call 732-580-1233 or 646 483-5747. NO SECURITY DEPOSIT POMPANO BEACH & FORT LAUDERDALE $160 week $540 per 30 days. Shared rooms available. $160 per week. $540 per 30 days. $20 background check fee payable upon approval. All utilities included electricity, water, WiFi, Cable TV with Netflix included. Washing Machine Dryer. Applicants must be financially stable and be able to show proof of income. Call or Text 954-888-8344. Condos for Sale See CLASSIFIEDS on page 19Find a new pet at Florida Humane Society, 3870 North Powerline Road, Pompano Beach. Condos for RentPOMPANO BEACH CONDO for Rent. 1/1, block to beach/ Intracoastal. Fully furnished and equipped. Pool, laundry, private parking. Weekly/ monthly $1,195/per mth. Plus Electric. Free wi cable. Up to Dec. 15. One month refundable security. No pets/smoking. 954-993-3682. Pompano Beach Condo for Rent block to beach on Intracoastal, 1/1 fully furn., Free Wi-Fi, Pool, BBQ. Monthly through November, Security payments req. No pets. No Smoking. $1350/Mo Call 954-943-8800. Room for RentRoom for rent $750/Mo all inclusive. Close to US1/ Commercial. Share bathroom with one person. No pets. Male Only. Very clean. Call Angela at 954-822-8262. Townhouse for Rent Cypress Harbor On Water w/70’ Dock &Pool Pompano Beach – Leisureville – Updated 2BR/2BA, corner condo with beautiful golf course view. Impact Windows. Great Amenities. 55+ Community. $84,500. Call Ruthie Brooks, Balistreri Real Estate, 954-803-4174. Lauderdale-by-The-Sea 4050 N Ocean Drive. DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!!! 1Bd/1Ba, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING! $179,000 Building on the Beach. Cash Only. No Renting. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552. Pompano Beach – 750 N. Ocean Blvd. DIRECT OCEAN VIEW!!! 2b/2b, Totally Updated. High Impact Windows. $399K. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552. Pompano Beach 2Bd/2Ba. 1620 N. Ocean Blvd. Lowest price on the Beach. $309K. Corner Unit. High Impact Windows. Ocean Views. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552. Annual RentalLauderdale By the Sea Rental $1,250/Mo Studio, brand new, across the street from the beach, furnished, granite kitchen, No pets. Annual rental. Charles Rutenberg Realty. 954-260-6552. EDDIE BUYS HOUSES/ CONDOS CASHAny Condition, size, price range or location! Cash offers and quick closings! Rent to Own option. Call: 954-300-2274. 24Hour recorded Message. Visit: Email: Innovativehome buyers@gmail. com. ANTIQUESAntique Buyer – Buying Antiques & Art. Jewelry. Watches. Paintings. Military Items. Guns. Swords. Coins. Silver. House Calls. Free Appraisals. Robert’s Antiques. 954-295-6808.Employment Are you 55 or older and seeking employment in Ft. Lauderdale? Urban League of Palm Beach County provides paid training opportunities at locations such as government agencies, senior centers, non-profits, schools and hospitals. This on-the-job training can then be used as a bridge to find employment outside of the program. To participate, you must be: age 55 or older; unemployed and seeking employment; qualified as low income. To apply, please call 954-858-5884 or visit the SCSEP office at 2901 W Cypress Creek Road, Suite 116, Fort Lauderdale. Position WantedRetired businessowner with great organizational skills seeks part time position as personal assistant. Will provide transportation to appointments, shopping, dining out and other social activities. I am a reliable and efficient companion. Also able to help with lifestyle transitions, i.e. moves to assisted living facilities or simply downsizing. References available. 561-347-8383 or Help WantedGift Shop Help Part-time position –Mature person to assist at beach gift shop in Pompano Beach. Call 954-554-1297. Furniture for SaleETHAN ALLEN solid maple antique white bedrm, dual-king trundle bed, double dresser, lg. mirror, excellent condition, $1,250, East Deerfield, 954.881.9993. Items for SaleCherry Dining Room Set, Seats 6, Parkay Top. $75.00 954638-9656. Personal ServiceNeed a ride somewhere? Call Bob for personal transportation. Reasonable rates. 954-254-6221. Home Repair ServicesMike’s Handyman Service – Call Today! – Fix Today! Fans, Lights, Drywall Patching, Soffits, Facia, Carpentry, Painting, Garage Clean-outs and More! Call 727218-2878. SupportN.E. Focal Point offers weekly Caregiver Support Groups. Wed. at 10 a.m. and Thurs. at 4:30 p.m. The Center conducts the caregiver training and support group for individuals caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease, memory impairments, dementia, and cognitive limitations. Call 954480-4463.ClassesWater Colors Classes for all Skill Levels on Saturdays at Emma Lou Olson Civic, 1801 NE 6 St. Start Nov. 4 through April, 2018. Call 954-920-4574 for information, Cost $25 per class. 10 a.m. to noon. Line dancing at the Beach Community Center by Galt Ocean. A fun exercise for both the mind and the body. Wednesdays from 6 8 pm. Beginners Welcome! 781.812.5878 for details.Board gamesPlay Pinochle Mon from 6 to 9 p.m. at Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. 954-554-9321. Pompano Beach – 2 story townhouse, 2BD/1.5BA, pool, hot tub, washer/ dryer, 3 car parking space, all utilities and cable included. Pets ok. Storage shed. Completely private. $1800.00. 954-709-6802. Apartments for RentLauderdale By The Sea – 2BR/2BA Apts, $5000/Mo. Also in Manhattan 1BR Penthouse Unit. $3000/Wk. Call Gloria at 239-574-4586. Studios for RentNE Fort Lauderdale, Poinsettia Heights, furnished studio apartment $900/Mo, includes A/C, Cable, Wi-Fi, Water, TV, Refrigerator. 954-764-2242. Homes for Sale Pompano – Great Investment! 3Bdrm/2Bth Cresthaven, $187,000. Cash Only! 954-242-4253. $715,000 Waterfront w/ ocean access turnkey home. Hurricane impact windows & doors. Wired generator. Solid wood ooring. Granite/marble kitchen and baths. Call Mark Seramur 954-531-2862 or visit, Bea Morley RE group. Apartment Buildings for Sale12 units for sale 699,000 10 units ocean access with 145 ft on wide canal 1799000 7 units downtown location remodeled 1143000 Call mark agent 954-531-2862. OWNER FINANCING


The Pelican 19 Friday, June 29, Classi edsContinued from page 18 CALL FOR VENDORSDeerfield Beach…The Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach presents its 6th Annual Festi-Fall Arts and Craft Show Sept. 29 at St. Ambrose Catholic School, 363 SW 12 Avenue, Deerfield Beach. Zonta Club invites all Crafters, Jewelry Artisans, Fine Arts, Holiday Gifts, Pottery, and other Artisans to join us from 8 am to 5 pm at our Annual Festi-Fall. Vendor space is 8 x 6 and costs $50 per space or two spaces for $85. Those who wish to have their same booth space as last year, must respond before July 15th. We expect a good crowd as we are centrally located. Admission is $3 per person or $2 with ad coupon, and children under12 free. Door prizes and the Bake Sale. Contact Sandy Manning at 561-392.2223 or bosanboc@ Get your next pet at Florida Humane Society, 3870 North Powerline Road, Pompano Beach. Play Bridge Bridge Games. New Season night games $7. Monday 7 p.m. Friday 7p.m. Pompano Bridge Club, 180 SW 6 St., 954-943-8148. Play Bridge & Mahjong Fridays at 10 a.m. Jarvis Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Call 954-640-4225. Scrabble – Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Emma Lou Olson Civic Center. 954-786-4111. Bingo – St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 1111 E. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach. Thursdays 1 to 4 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 5 p.m. Call 954-942-5887. Bingo every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142, 171 SW 2nd Street, Pompano Beach. p.m. 954-942-2448. Bingo – Tuesdays at St. Martin Episcopal Church at 11:30 a.m. 140 SE 28th Ave, Pompano Beach. Call 954-941-4843. Knitting and crocheting instruction at 1 p.m. at Temple Sholom, 132 SE 11 Ave., Pompano Beach. All levels invited. Call 954-942-6410. Water Fitness – Pompano Beach Aquatics Center. M/W/F at 9 and 11 a.m. All levels. Evening Classes T/Th at 6:30 p.m. Cost $3 per class. Call 954-786-4128. Shuffleboard – Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at McNab Park, 2250 E. Atlantic Blvd. 954-786-4111. When you vote on Nov. 6 . . . we squirrels could use a few more nuts![Courtesy Phantom Photographer]


20 The Pelican Friday, June 29, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Parades, reworks set to go The July 4 celebration here starts with a parade at 10 a.m. and winds up with reworks shot off the beach at 9 p.m. The parade will mainly be along El Mar Drive between Pine and Hibiscus Avenues. The parade starts on Bougainvilla Drive behind Town Hall (4501 N. Ocean Drive), heads north to Pine Avenue, east to El Mar Drive and then south to Hibiscus Avenue, where it ends. The parade will feature Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam on stilts, as well as various police and re department vehicles, residents on bikes and parade entries from local businesses. This year’s parade Grand Marshal is Bill Johansen, a Lauderdale-By-The-Sea resident who has volunteered more than 5,000 hours as the colonel in charge of the Town’s Citizen Observer Patrol, a community law enforcement program run by the Broward Sheriff’s Of ce. Johansen also did volunteer work with BSO’s Posse Unit and parking enforcement programs. “We could not think of a more deserving resident to lead the parade,” said Lt. William Wesolowski, the executive of cer with BSO in LBTS. “Bill’s leadership has made the Lauderdale-By-TheSea COP program one of the most successful in the county, and he is counted on as a valuable asset to the district.” Holiday festivities also include family activities in El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., including face painting, a waterslide, music, food, a clown and equipment demonstrations by the town’s Volunteer Fire Department. For more info, call the Town’s Public Information Of ce at 954-640-4209. -Judy VIk indoor garden. Join us for a hands-on terrarium workshop. Materials provided. Pre-registration is required. Call 954201-2657. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Rm 226. Sponsored by Friends of North Regional/BC Library. North Regional/BC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. 954201-2601.Clubs/Groups7/6 Pompano Beach Rotary Club meets at noon at Galuppi’s Restaurant, 1103 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach. Speaker is State Rep. Patricia Williams. For details or membership information call 954-649-9200.Community Presbyterian Church of Deer eld Beach hosts Prime Timer Seniors in Briggs Hall weekly on Wednesdays. Meditation, exercise, Bible study, guest speakers, trips and lunch. At the church, 1920 SE 5 St. 954-427-0222. Camera Club of Boca Raton meets on second Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton. No charge to attend. Call 561-271-0907. South Florida Depression Glass Club meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Wilton Manors Woman’s Club, 600 NE 21 Ct., Wilton Manors. Join the members to learn more about Vintage Glass & Pottery that is made in America. Call 954-649-9547. Gold Coast Fly Fishers South Florida chapter of Fly Fishers International hosts meetings on the last Tuesday of the month to discuss outings of y shing in South Florida at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 142, 171 SW 2nd St. Pompano Beach. Call 954-2990273. The Boca Raton Stamp & Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Stratford Court Auditorium, 6343 Via de Sonrisa del Sur, Boca Raton. Email Miniature Club, Les Petits Collecteurs on the rst Wednesday of the month, 6:45-9 p.m. at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 NW Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton. Guests & new member welcome. Please call ahead, 954725-1270 The Broward Shell Club meets monthly on second Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. Call 954-296-5633. Exchange Club of Pompano Beach meets Wednesdays 12 to 1 p.m. at the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club. 954 7327377 Kiwanis Club of Pompano Beach meets every Wednesday 12-1 p.m. Seaside Grill: Lighthouse Cove Resort, 1406 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. Pompano Beach Westside Kiwanis meets on the rst Tuesdays and third Saturdays monthly at 8:30 a.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 MLK Blvd., Pompano Beach. Call 954-733-2386. Lauderdale by the Sea Garden Club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 9:15 at Jarvis Hall, 4505 Ocean Drive, LBTS, open to men and women to learn about plants, owers, nature, conservation and all related matters. See CALENDAR on page 22 CalendarContinued from page 17


The Pelican 21 Friday, June 29, “A Thousand Horses” to headline Deer eld Beach July 4th CelebrationDeer eld Beach – This city’s July 4th celebration features the country music band, “A Thousand Horses,” one of the area’s biggest reworks displays, arts and crafts, a kids’ zone, and live music from noon to 9 p.m. “A Thousand Horses,” is known for its southern rock, high gospel harmony, low-country blues and oldschool soul. Also on stage, The spectacular reworks display goes off at 9:05. There will be several road and facility closures due to Fourth activities. International Fishing Pier will be closed at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 2 and will reopen at 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 5. Ocean Way from Hillsboro Boulevard to SE 4th Street, the Main Beach Parking Lot, the lot behind Ocean Rescue and the Pier Parking Lot will close at noon July 4 and the next day. Southeast 2 Street and Southeast 1 Street will also be closed at A1A, and open July 5. On July 4th, from 6 to 11 p.m., the Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge, and A1A, from Hillsboro Boulevard to Southeast 3 Street, and Ocean Way at Northeast 21 Avenue will be closed to traf c. The Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge will closed to traf c July 4 from 6 to 11 p.m. as will A1A and Ocean Way. The bridge will remain in the locked-down position from 7 to 11 p.m. for pedestrian traf c. Parking on the barrier island will be limited during the event. Complimentary parking will be available at the Cove Shopping Center, Sullivan Park, and St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Attendees can make the short walk across the bridge to the event or take the complimentary shuttle service between the Cove Shopping Center and the beach or St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the beach. The shuttle service will run as follows: Continuous shuttle service from 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. No shuttle service from 5:45 to 11 p.m. because the bridge will be closed. Shuttle service resumes at 11 p.m. and runs until midnight. The City of Deer eld Beach and the Community Redevelopment Agency thanks event sponsors: JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Wyndham Deer eld Beach, and Waste Management. No reworks are permitted on the beach, streets or public property. -Judy Wilson U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors in free concert July 3 Deer eld Beach The Jazz Ambassadors, the United States Army Field Band’s premier big band, will be appearing in a free concert on Tuesday, July 3, 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Doubletree at Hilton Hotel, 100 Fairway Drive. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements highlight the group’s creative talent and gifted soloists. Their diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections. The band has appeared in all fty states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe. Notable performances include concerts at international jazz festivals in Montreux, Switzerland; Newport, Rhode Island; Toronto, Canada; Brussels, Belgium; and the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands. In 1995, the Jazz Ambassadors performed in England, Wales, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Czech Republic in commemoration of the ftieth anniversary of the end of World War II. The band has also been featured in unique joint concerts with major orchestras, including the Detroit and Baltimore symphonies. The concert is organized by the Deer eld Beach Historical Society, with support from several private groups. For information, please contact Judi Stanich at or Emily Lilly at elilly707@aol. com, or call 954-429-0378.


22 The Pelican Friday, June 29, Fishing report No garden necessary. Visitors welcome. 954-942-1639. Rotary Club of Oakland Park/Wilton Manors meets on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Caruso’s Restaurant, 4165 N. Dixie Hwy. from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oakland Park. Call John Michael at 954-275-5457. Pompano Beach Lighthouse Rotary Club meets on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Galuppi’s on the Green, 1103 N Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Call 954-253-6251. DanceWednesdays Ballroom and Latin Dancing at 6 p.m. at Art Serve, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Call Michael Brewer at 954-805-3470 for details. 6/18 – 19 Ballet & Jazz with John Wittenborn 10 a.m. to noon. Art Serve, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-261-3301.EventsTuesdays – Farmer’s Market Noon to 7 p.m. Palm Aire International food Farmer’s Market will include local artisans and growers. Multi-cultural cuisines will be represented including: fruits, vegetables, BBQ, Indian, Greek, Venezuelan, soups, organics, street foods, local honeys & a whole lot more! Herb Skolnick Comm Center, 800 SW 36th Ave Pompano Beach Water Taxi – from Bokampers to Cap’s Place (or reverse!) 10am – 10pm For more route, schedule and tix info visit Home Pompano Beach Water Taxi Relax and Unwind with Adult Coloring, last Wednesday of the month, 6:30 to7:30 at the Northwest Branch Library, 1580 NW 3 Ave., Pompano Beach. 954-3576599.July 4th reworksPompano Beach celebrates July 4th this year with a Fireworks Extravaganza at the beach near the pier. Independence Day fun begins at 5 p.m. with live music. At 9 p.m reworks are launched from a oating barge in the ocean near the end of the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier. Call 954-786-4111 or visit www.pompanobeach .gov. 7/10 Deer eld Beach Woman’s Club offers trips for history buffs in July and August. The July 10 trip includes round trip motor coach to Hutchinson Island; a tour of the Elliot Museum; lunch at Kyle G’s on the beach. Cost is $70 per person. The Aug.14 trip includes round trip coach, tour of Holocaust Museum, visits to Little Havana, Coconut Grove, South Beach and the Bayside Marketplace. Cost is $47 per person. Tours begin at 9 a.m. To reserve a seat, call 954-4272175.Hikes7/2 Florida Trails Chapter meeting Okeeheelee Park Nature Center 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach. Talk about your latest hiking adventures. Refreshments. 7 p.m. Program at 7:30 p.m. Topic to be announced. Contact: Roy Moore 561-307-7792. Public is invited. 7/7 John Prince Park Walk. 2520 Lake Worth Rd, Lake Worth, Walk 2 to 4 miles at your own pace. Perfect outing for beginning hikers. 7:30 a.m. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-963-9906. Public/Leisure. 7/8 Hike Jonathan Dickinson State Park 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL. Meet at the front gate of the park at 8 a.m. Bring plenty of water for this 7 to 12 mile hike. Contact: Mary Miller, 561-2132189. Public/Moderate. 7/14 Clip and Walk. Meet at Tomato Field Grade on South Grade at 6:30 a.m. or at the south entrance to Corbett at 6 AM. Contact Paul 561596-4423 7/21 Okeeheelee Park Walk. Take a walk in this expansive park. Meet at Okeeheelee Park South’s new boat launch parking lot. 7:30 a.m. Contact: Bruce Brown, tel:(772) 333-1837. Public/Leisure.LibrariesNorth Regional College Library -Thursdays – Digital Downloads Open House. Access and download the library’s free books. Noon to 1 p.m. 954201-2601. North Regional/Broward College Library offers adult coloring, tness programs, group jigsaw puzzling and classes in English and Spanish. 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. Call 954-2012601. Music7/1 Boy George and Culture Club headline tour with the multi-platinum selling band The B-52s. with special guest Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey. 6:30 p.m. The Pompano Beach Amp. 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach. Tickets -$49.50 -$149.50 plus applicable fees, or or at Pompano Beach Cultural Center at 50 W. Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach M-F 10am6pm. 7/1 – Patriotic Concert at First Baptist Church, 301 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Donations to bene t Hono Flight South Florida. For details, visit honor ightssouth orida.0rg/fbcconcert 9/15 – Tickets now on sale for Lost 80s Live at Pompano Amp at www.pbamp orwww. axs.comNatureNights at the Observatory. Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m. Buehler Observatory Broward College A. Hugh Adams Central Campus 3501 S.W. Davie Road. Davie, Explore the sky through the lens of powerful telescopes at the Buehler Observatory. Free. Call 954-201-6681. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd ., Boca Raton –Learn about behaviors of sh, sting rays, and other marine life during these free daily feeding presentations. Call 561544-8605.Tours Butler House tours Deer eld Beac h – The historic Butler House is open every Saturday for tours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Admission is free; donations accepted. 954429-0378 or history@Deer Sample-McDougald House – 450 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach, the 1916 Sample-McDougald House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Daily historic tours. Call 754-307-5446. See CALENDAR on page 23R.J. Boyle has “Gone Fishing This Week.” Check out this column next Friday. CalendarContinued from page 20


The Pelican 23 Friday, June 29, Catching the Ocean ViewBlack Grouper on the dinner tableIt’s great to have fresh black grouper back on the dinner table. The grouper season reopened May 1 after a closure beginning January 1 This fourmonth break is mandated during the grouper spawning season, which gives the species time to regenerate. The State of Florida also has minimum size restrictions and bag limits usually based on scienti c determinations for By Jim “Chiefy” MathiePELICAN WRITER [Left] Kelly Johnson with her Gulf side catch. [Top] Megan Romine had good luck in local waters. Wassim Samra brought this beauty aboard.reproduction cycles. Within state waters on the Atlantic side, the minimum size for a black grouper is 24 inches and you’re allowed one per person per day. The good news is locally we are seeing and landing a lot of black grouper, which is a great tasting sh. A black grouper is challenging to land as they almost always are on the move. Deer eld Beach resident Kelly Johnson is an avid “spearo,” and recently travelled to Naples to land a trophy black grouper. She was on an all-day dive charter, venturing some 80 miles off shore into the Gulf of Mexico. She landed a 73-pound beast in 135-feet of water. As she descended, the black grouper swam into a cave along with a goliath grouper and many lion sh. She hit it square in the head with her spear but it proceeded to drag her into the cave. The wrestling match was on as Kelly got the better of the sh and pulled it up to the surface. Locally, I recently took Megan Nichole Romine to a dive site called the Qualman Tugs off the Pompano Beach pier and she landed a nice 25-inch black grouper. This sh was around the wreck in 75-feet of water and Megan successfully landed it. The sh was on the move, but she did the reliable “See the Fish, Shoot the Fish” method of See GROUPER on page 24


24 The Pelican Friday, June 29, landing a nice grouper. And the week prior to Megan’s grouper, my buddy Wassim Samra landed another diving from my boat. This one was speared off Boca Raton on a ledge in 65-feet of water and ended up at a nice 30-inches. This past weekend I even helped land a 45”-inch black grouper off Cudjoe Key in 70-feet of water. Diving was the president of the South Florida Spear shing Club [ www.spear] Tom Campbell. He was looking in a small area of reef, and the grouper jumped into the hole right in front of him. Tom was able to nd another opening and successfully place his spear into the sh’s head. However, it didn’t incapacitate the sh and I assisted in getting the sh out of the hole and disabling it so we could get it to the boat. The moral of these stories is black grouper is back on the dinner menu and it doesn’t matter where in south Florida you are located. They do enjoy reef or wreck structure, but the depth and location vary. It’s time to get out your favorite grouper recipe to serve to family and friends. GrouperContinued from page 23Tour Historic Pompano Beach. From the Sample-McDougald House to the Indian Mound. Tours tell tales of the land to farms to its time today. Meet at 9 a.m. Founders Park, 217 NE 4 Ave., Pompano Beach. 10 a.m. tour bus leaves. Tickets $15/person. 954-7823015 for the next tour date.Music 8/28 Rick Spring eld presents Best in Show 2018 with Loverboy, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone to The Pompano Beach Amp. Tickets on sale June 15 at or NatureNights at the Observatory. Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m. Buehler Observatory Broward College A. Hugh Adams Central Campus 3501 S.W. Davie Road. Davie, Explore the sky through the lens of powerful telescopes at the Buehler Observatory. Free. Call 954-2016681. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd ., Boca Raton –Learn about behaviors of sh, sting rays, and other marine life during these free daily feeding presentations. All ages; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 561-544-8605. CalendarContinued from page 23