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October 2012


“Discovery” Issue

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The Team Trisha McMahon Trisha’s work has appeared in numerous publications, from Town & Country to A soughtafter speaker, moderator and radio talk-show guest, Trisha will be sharing her insights with readers and staff.


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Ed Phillips Ed has been an active participant in Pompano life for many years. Ed shares his in-depth knowledge of the community, his parenting experiences, and the latest happenings in town, in this and every issue of Pompano Today.


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Dawne is a long time Pompano visitor and six-year resident. Look for Dawne to share interviews with some of our fascinating neighbors, keep readers up to speed on what’s happening in the City, and answer your questions, comments, concerns and suggestions as we grow our magazine.

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Stuart Goodwin, David L. Moore, Kathleen Moore, Karen Pfeffer, Jonathan Saluk


James “Jim” Stafford Jim is a professional photgrapher, web, and graphic designer. He is passionate about photography and art. Be sure to smile if you see Jim as we send him out to cover life in Pompano.

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YOUR LIFESTYLE GET GOING 7 October Celebrations 9 October Events 11 Your Region 12 Your Pets: I, Voyager! 13 Your Growth

SPECIAL FEATURE Pompano Represents Team USA YOUR DINING YUM 16 Recipe: Take a Trip to Southwest France 17 We’ll Drink to That! The Beers and Celebrations of Oktoberfest 18 Restaurant Review: Agave


YOUR BUSINESS 20 22 24 26


YOUR HEALTH 28 30 31


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Mammopalooza The Great Lymphatic System HIIT IT: Discover Your Best Body

YOUR KIDS NEXT GENERATION 32 Los Trés Papas YOUR CITY AROUND TOWN 34 CRA News 35 History Lesson 38 Take a Voyage of Discovery


On the Cover: Meet Sharon McCormick, Pompano CRA Marketing Director and general gadabout, but only in the best sense of the word. Covering an event? There’s Sharon! Need someone for an impromptu cover photo shoot? There she is again! The woman is tireless, and that’s a good thing for all of us. Thanks again, Sharon, for being such a great sport - and great dresser! Photo by James Stafford of James Stafford Photography.

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WELCOME TO THE OCTOBER EDITION OF POMPANO TODAY MAGAZINE O ctober, for many of us, brings back memories of a burst of fall color, namely reds, oranges, and yellows. In Florida, the burst of color is more likely to be a bouquet of pinks and purples as we enter the “winter annual” season and impatiens and other cooler-weather flowers arrive.

In honor of Columbus Day, we’re taking you on some different Voyages of Discovery - some which are culinary, some which are personal, and many more (Florida treasure hunt, anyone?). This month, take your taste buds to Southwest France, Mexico, and Germany; take yourself to Deerfield Beach, Miami, and anywhere else wanderlust and curiosity lead you! While other parts of the country are hunkering down for the

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long, cold winter, we are fortunate enough to be gearing up for the best part of the year, when crisp air and fabulous festivals come roaring into town. So kick back, enoy the beginning of “the season,” and get ready to discover things you never knew or were “filed and forgotten” - about yourself, about Florida, and more!

Have a great October!


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We first ran a monthly list of celebrations in August 2011 and found that is was quite popular and fun to do. October is the tenth month of the year in both the Julian and the Gregorian calendars, and it kept its name, which comes from the Latin word “octo,” meaning “eight”, even after the months of January and February were added into the mix. In Florida as with the rest of the northern hemisphere it is the beginning of “fall” where the leaves fall off of the trees and there are brilliant displays of colourful leaves in some of the cooler parts. This is also the beginning of “spring” in the southern hemisphere. Leaves and flowers are budding and the earth is sprouting new shoots.

in 1928 by Calvin Coolidge to help raise awareness and commitment to teaching children and their parents the benefits of good health, fitness and nutrition. Vegetarian Day (International): established in 1977 and endorsed internationally in 1978, “to promote the joy, compassion and lifeenhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.”

“October’s child is born for woe, And life’s vicissitudes must know; But lay an Opal on her breast, And hope will lull those woes to rest.”

4 October - St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day (International): this day commemorates the life of Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone, the patron saint of animals and the environment. In many churches you can bring your pets to church to be blessed. Check out our calendar for blessing times at St. Martins church on Atlantic Blvd. National Frappe (Milkshake) Day(International): make time to make, buy, and drink your favorite frappe. (Friendly’s Restaurants have killer ones)

--Unknown “There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir: We must rise and follow her, When from every hill of flame She calls, and calls each vagabond by name.” --William Bliss Carman “Vagabond Song” The birth flower is marigold which stands for sacred affection, cruelty, grief, and jealousy. The birth stone is an opal which stands for hope. Blondes used to believe opals would keep their hair eternally golden. October’s many celebrations include: Adopt a Shelter Dog, Breast Cancer Awareness, and Aids Awareness. 1 October - International Day for the Elderly (International): this day is dedicated for you to honour, and respect the elderly. Child Health Care Day (USA): proclaimed the first Monday in October

2 October - Bed & Breakfast Day (USA and Canada): begun in 2005 by Tina Czarnota hoping to spread the comfort and joy of staying in a small B&B rather than being a number in a hulking hotel.

5 October - World Teacher’s Day (International): in 1966 UNESCO adopted a recommendation to honour and recognise teachers. After all, who else has such an enormous and long lasting influence on the “future of the world”? World Smile Day (International): the smiley face we are all so familiar with was designed by commercial artist Harvey Ball, of Worcester Massachusetts. He became disenfranchised with the over commercialisation of the symbol and decided in 1999 that on this day forward we should smile and do acts of kindness regardless of politics, geography or religion. 7 October - Oktober Fest Ends (International): the yearly celebration in Munich Germany comes to an end today. This celebration was first held in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig to Princess Saschsen-Hildburghausen.

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8 October - Columbus Day (USA): second Monday of the month, Columbus discovered the existence of the New World for Europeans who, until then, believed the world was flat and ended somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. 14 October - Be Bald and Be Free Day (International): not sure where this started or IF it is real, but it was in the original “Celebrations” page of our magazine. Today, stop the jokes and be nice to that bald headed or balding person you know, see or even love. Remember they will NEVER have a bad hair day. Will you? 16 October - Dictionary Day (USA): this day is in honour of the birth of Noah Webster. Does anyone under the age of 25 even know what the Webster’s Dictionary is or how to use one? 17 October - Mulligan (Do Over) Day (International): we are taking this from the much loved game of golf. Today give yourself or someone else a break. Forgive past mistakes and take a “do-over”. 19 October - Evaluate Your Life Day (International): you now have had two days for a do over; today take time to see where you are in life and if the path you are on will take you where you want to go. If not make the changes needed to get you there. National Mammography Day (USA): this should be International. On the third Friday of October each year, radiologists provide free or discounted screening mammograms. 22 October - International Stuttering Awareness Day (International): in 1998 this day was designated to raise the public awareness of the millions of people who have the speech disorder of stuttering.

24 October - United Nations Day: the UN is dedicated to world peace and improving the lives of all those around the world by battling hunger, improving the environment and many other liberties not afforded to so many people around the world. 27 October - Tell a Story Day (UK especially Scotland): in the USA this day is celebrated on 27 April, exactly six months earlier. Who began this celebration is hard to tell, but let’s do this twice. Sit down with your wee monkey and spin a tale, be it from a book or from your heart. It can be fact or fiction it matters not. A smile will be on your face and theirs. 28 October - Mother-in-Law Day (International): not sure who started this, but for some reason Mothers in Law are the brunt of many jokes, and if this was the last Friday in the month I had a good one as it is known as Frankenstein Friday, but alas, it is not. Be nice send a card or call and say I Love You. 30 October - Candy Corn Day (USA): hard to believe as it is, this is a USA holiday. My grandmother always had candy corn and orange marshmallow peanuts so I love this day. Candy corn was invented in the 1880’s by G. Renninger. All hail Mr. Renninger! Just in time for the next celebration. 31 October - Halloween(International): The word “Halloween” was first used in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller AllHallows’-Even, the night before All Saints, a Christian celebration. Some think this is from Celtic festival of Samhain or “summer’s end”, when it was time to prepare for brutal months of winter. Also, it is believed that this is when the two worlds of the physical and supernatural were closest. To ward off evil spirits, bonfires were built and sacrifices made. Choose a day and make it YOUR tradition!

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ctober - ghouls and goblins and more, oh my! Get your fall on this month with a plethora of harvest-themed activities.


Enjoy the harvest season, Pompanostyle! The GreenMarket moves to a new location (the better to view the progress of Old Downtown)and Sand & Spurs hosts a festive event for Bit By Bit. But wait - there’s more! The 11th Annual Tabletop Nationals will be here on Saturday, October 27. What’s this, you ask? Read on! Hint: Cars big and small take to the streets - and tabletops - this month. What fun! Last but not least, although we’ve not yet seen any official notice, we’re sure that that FAB haunted house on Atlantic will be back.

Enjoy! October 13 October 20 Pompano Beach GreenMarket Opening Day Halloween Horse Show and Fair The Pompano Beach GreenMarket opens at its new location, on the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and Cypress Road. The GreenMarket is open from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm every Saturday through April. For more information, call 954-292-8040 or visit

October 17 Pompano CRA ArtHall The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the Business Resource Center are excited to introduce ArtHall, the newest, coolest space for art exhibition in Pompano Beach. ArtHall combines art and business in the beautifully renovated space at the CRA Business Resource Center located at 50 NE 1st Street. One in a series of six artist receptions, this Opening Reception (from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm) hosts an artist or group of artists presenting their work to the community. Community participation is welcome at each artist reception. In addition, the public is encouraged to visit the Business Resource Center anytime Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm to enjoy the artwork for the duration of each exhibit. For more information, call 954.586.1111, or visit

Come out to Sand and Spurs Equestrian Park for this great event, co-sponsored by the City of Pompano Beach. All proceeds benefit Bit-By-Bit’sTherapeutic Riding Center & Horses for Heroes Veteran Rehabilitation Program. Come watch our special kids show off their riding skills! Watch a costumed horsey half time show. Join us at 2:00 PM for a public costume contest. Win a trophy! Public welcome to join us for pony rides, mini horses, hay rides, bounce house, ghoulish games, pumpkin patch, freaky fun, frightening food and more! Wear your costume! To learn more about Bit by Bit, visit The Halloween Horse Show and Fair runs from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM at Sand and Spurs, 1600 NE 5TH Ave. Pompano Beach (North Side of the Goodyear Blimp Base). To Sponsor Bit-By-Bit Programs please call 954.548.4516 or visit For vendor & event information, please call 954.786.4507.

October 26 Trunk or Treat on Halloween Street From 6:30 to 9:30 pm, the City of Pompano Beach will be hosting a “trunk or treat” car decorating contest, along with

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ghostly games, bounce houses, crafts, and of course costumes! Meet us at 100 West Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach for all the fun and join us for a movie under the stars. Our featured presentation will be Monsters Inc. Prizes will be given to the best decorated trunk and most creative costume. For more information, call 954-786-4111.

October 27 11th Annual Tabletop Nationals RC Hobbies presents the IPMS/Model Car Creations 11th annual contest with more than 34 viewers’ choice classes covering both automotive and non automotive classes, three

theme classes, two best of shows,vendor tables, make ‘n take, slot car track, and huge raffle. Model Car Garage will be in attendance, along with Doctor Cranky. Admission Fees: Adults $15 up to 10 models, $1 per model thereafter. IPMS Members $12 up to 10 models, $1 per model thereafter. Juniors $5 enter as many models as you like. General admission $2. The Nationals take place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at: First Church of the Nazarene, 916 NE 4th Street. For more information, email, or text 954-304-5502.

Check out Pompano Today’s online events calendar throughout the month for more up-to-the-minute info on places to go, things to do and people to see! Visit

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Fourth Annual Coconut Creek Craft Festival at the Promenade October 27 and 28 Who’s looking for a fabulous craft festival, upscale shopping, and fine dining? We have just the perfect event for you. American Craft Endeavors, Florida’s largest producers of craft festivals, is excited to bring a first class craft festival to the Promenade at Coconut Creek. The festival will take place right on the streets of the Promenade giving patrons the opportunity to peruse one of a kind crafts such as jewelry, pottery, paintings, and much more as well as a green market with live orchids, tasty dips, and homemade body products. All crafts are made by the crafter presenting the crafts giving visitors the opportunity to learn how the goods are made and the inspiration behind the creations.

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Festival of Chocolate at Nova October 13-14, 2012 The Ultimate All-Chocolate Shopping, Interactive and Educational Event. Top Chocolate and Pastry Experts compete Live at The Festival of Chocolate in a high level chocolate competitions with specific time constraints and rules. Judged by Industry Experts, the skill, creativity and drama of these competitions make them a favorite of Festival of Chocolate guests. Activities include wine and chocolate pairings, chocolate classes, guest competitions, a Chocolate Game Show, and much much more. For more information, visit http://

The 53rd Annual International Boat Show Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World,” will host the 53rd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 25-29, 2012. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats and sea vessels will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts.

Promenade at Coconut Creek also gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy exquisite cuisine, fine retailers, and pristine scenery. Best of all, admission and parking is free. See you at the show. For more information, visit

Covering six locations and over three million square feet of space, the show’s transportation network of bus shuttles, water taxis, and riverboats ensures attendees can easily navigate the boat show and its expansive waterways system.Added attractions include The Blue Wild Dive Show, IGFA’s School of Sportfishing and Hook the Future’s Kids Fishing Clinics. For more information, visit

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Come dance like it’s 1891! Kick up your heels and dance circles, squares, contras, and waltzes to traditional American music. Lou Dow calls the steps. Gates open at 6pm; music and dancing from 6:30-10pm. No pets please. Admission: $10.00 - 10 years and older. The Barnacle is located in Coconut Grove (Miami) at 3485 Main Highway. For more information, call (305) 442-6866 or visit

Weston’s Jazzercise hosts this event behind the Bell Tower. Participate with others around the globe to break the World Record for the Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”! Thrill The World is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Each event around the world raises money for a local or not-for-profit charity of their choice. For more information, visit

Old Time Dance at The Barnacle Historic State Park Thrill the World Performance at Weston Town Center October 28 October 27

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et’s say you’re doing one of the following: Traveling to Paris with your parrot Visiting Macau with your macaw Taking off to Bora Bora with your boa

Alternatively, you could be welcoming one of these into your stateside home, from a faraway land. Photo © kikkerdirk -

NOT SO FAST! Did you know about CITES? We thought not! CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, an international agreement among many countries, dating back to a 1963 meeting of the World Conservation Union. According to, the goal of CITES is to “ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival and it accords varying degrees of protection to more than 33,000 species of animals and plants.”

“The range of wildlife species included in the Appendices extends from leeches to lions” Yes, you read that correctly. 33,000, which includes plants. Plants, actually, make up the bulk (pun intended) of the list, clocking in at about 29,000 species. However, that does still leave nearly 5,000 species of animals. In some cases, entire species (such as dolphins, sea turtles, cacti and orchids) are included; in others, subspecies or a geographically separate population of a species (for example, the population of a particular country) are on the list (source: Our favorite phrase on the CITES site? “the range of wildlife species included in the Appendices extends from leeches to lions.” And you thought that quasi-governmental agencies had no sense of humor! A tour of CITES brings back terrifying memories of high school or college biology. The list of prohibited species in Afghanistan, for example, includes this: Class: ACTINOPTERYGII Order: ACIPENSERIFORMES Family: ACIPENSERIDAE Clever detective work leads us to believe that this is some sort of sea creature, meat and caviar being the primary reported exports of the “Acipenser nudiventris” member of this species. Currently, there are 175 member countries. The governing arm of CITES appears to be in - you guessed it -Switzerland.

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Your Growth

By Karen E. Pfeffer


e all live through changing times, and learning to accept all cycles of life can sometimes be very challenging. I recently lost my beloved dog, Benny, and through his passing was reminded that death is a natural part of the cycle of life. Dealing with death brings up many emotions, and grieving is a very important part of letting go. As I ponder the mystery of life and death once again, I am reminded that I have a choice to take the time to grieve, feel all emotions and relax as I cry and laugh from the memories of a family member who was a big part of my life. What we do with our thoughts and emotions as we deal with cycles of life are part of our transformation. We can push our feelings away, ignoring them as we stay busy at work or home, focusing our attention on something else. Or we can choose to stop, breathe and experience transformation by accepting our feelings, facing them and letting go. Any cycle of life can be a gift in the long run, if we allow ourselves to feel our humanness while staying in touch with our authentic self. I share my experience selfishly to help me through my grieving process.

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Perhaps it will be helpful to you or someone you know: • Create a safe and loving space (at home or any place in nature that comforts you; the beach, a mountain, a tree, lying in a meadow and staring at clouds, etc.) • Honor the healing process and take all the time you need to heal your mind and heart • Relax, no matter what feelings come up • Share your emotions/feelings with those you love and trust – they will help support and sustain you • Connect with your “Source” (For me, my source is God, and I believe in the power of prayer for all cycles of life.) • Release by remembering and cherishing the gifts your loved one provided In closing, I realize that tomorrow’s freedom is found in today’s surrender. When I let go, I can live fully. From my heart to yours, I wish you positive transformations and many gifts from the cycles of life.

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The World Lifesaving Championship


Text by Dawne Richards; photos courtesy Nemia Schulte


his year, Pompano’s Junior Lifeguard program has produced TWO of the twelve Junior Lifeguards across the United States who will be representing “Team USA” in the World Lifesaving Championship (as members of the USA National Youth Lifeguard Team) to be held in Adelaide, Australia from November 7 – 18, 2012. This is the first year ever that junior lifeguards are participating in the world competition; prior to now, the competition was limited to those 20 years of age and over. This is a tremendous accomplishment for the City’s Junior Lifeguard program, and of course for the two teens involved. Julia Schulte and Konnor Katzmark are training hard for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We caught up with Julia and Konnor recently to get their take on the competition, their future, and what this all means.

The first thing you notice about both Julia and Konnor is that they are pretty “go with the flow.” We asked both of them several questions about the competition itself, and got this answer (or a variation thereof): “I’m not sure.” “I don’t have all the details.” “I think. . .”

competition. The community is, of course, 100% behind both Julia and Konnor. “All of our local coaches,” she notes, “and the lifeguards we know, have offered to help.”

The next thing you notice is that they are humble. The accomplishments of these two, ages 16 and 17, respectively, are quite impressive. You don’t get to represent the United States on the world stage by being a slacker, but you’d never know it from talking to either one of them. They are both clearly pleased at this turn of events, but there is no sense of hubris. How refreshing.

Help can take many forms. As minors, both teens are required to be accompanied by a parent. This sounds great (“My father,” says Julia with another smile, “‘generously’ offered to accompany me”). “Generous” doesn’t begin to cover it - this is a very expensive proposition. While some costs are covered, each participant (and each parent) needs to come up with about $6,000. To raise funds, Julia has created a website, http://SupportTeamUSA.webs. com/.

Julia, a junior at Pompano Beach High School, is determined to maintain her 5.0 GPA despite a grueling (3-5 hours daily) training schedule for the

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Your Dining



assoulet is a traditional rich bean and meat stew from the Languedoc region in southwest France. Three towns in particular claim to be the birthplace and to make the best versions. They are Toulouse, Castelnaudary, and Carcassonne. Each one prepares the dish slightly differently. In Castelnaudary they use haricots (white beans) with fresh pork, knuckle, ham, pork sausage and rind. When in Toulouse your stew will come with confit (preserved) duck or goose and in Carcassonne they add chunks of mutton.

Making a confit of duck or goose is time consuming. You can buy them in some upscale shops. In my version I use more easily found “everyday” foods. This is after all a peasant dish. A cut up chicken (smoked or un-smoked both work) replaces the confit and kielbasa replaces the strong garlic sausages. This still makes a fantastic one pot meal that fills the house with aromas that make your mouth water. Preheat oven to 400F/204C/Gas Mark 6 Place beans in large pot, add water, cover and bring to a boil. Boil uncovered for 2 minutes. Cover and let sit for 1 hour. Bring the bean back to a simmer. Stick one of the onions with the cloves. Add it along with the bouquet garni, 1 garlic head, pork rind (if using) and giblets to beans. Reduce heat to low and simmer partially covered, adding water if necessary, until tender, 1 ½ hours. Drain beans reserving liquid. Discard herbs and vegetables. Chop giblets and pork rind; mix with beans in large bowl. Add salt and pepper. Fry bacon in large heavy saucepan over medium heat until crispy. Drain on paper towels, and add to beans.

The cassoulet is perfectly presented on white stoneware

Place chicken in the pan used to cook the bacon. Brown on both sides for 2-3 minutes. Pour off any fat and reserve. Add carrots and remaining onions. Add to the same saucepan. Cook until softened about 5 minutes.

This makes a fantastic one-pot meal that fills the house with aromas that make your mouth water Mince 5 cloves garlic, add to pan, and cook 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes and tomato paste and 1 cup/250ml bean liquid and scrape brown bits from bottom of pan. Layer ⅓ bean mixture to the dutch oven. Layer half of the chicken, kielbasa and pork rind. Repeat the process ending with beans. Sprinkle the thyme into the bean liquid. Pour in enough liquid to cover the beans. Spread bread crumbs and parsley. Drizzle with reserved fat to help crisp up. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or crumbs have formed a crust; break the crumbs with the back of a spoon. Lower the heat to 350F/176C/Gas Mark 4. Return to oven for 15 minutes. Break the crust again and check to see if more bean liquid is needed. Return to oven for another 15 minutes or crust reforms. Remove from oven and serve with a green salad and crusty bread.

INGREDIENTS 1 pound/450g dried navy beans or Great Northern

½ teaspoon/2ml black pepper

2 ½ quarts/2.5L water

4 ounces/115g thick sliced bacon, cut into small pieces

bouquet garni (2 sprigs of parsley, 2 branches of

2 carrots, cut in a large dice

thyme and bay leave tied in cheese cloth) 2 medium onions, one cut in a large dice

14 ounce/400g can whole tomatoes, drained, coarsely chopped liquid reserved

whole cloves

2 tablespoons/30ml tomato paste

1 head plus 5 cloves of garlic

⅛ teaspoon/.5ml dried thyme, crumbled

2 ounces/60g pork rind, cut into

1 pound/450g Kielbasa

2 pounds/900g chicken, cut into 8 pieces with giblets

1 cup/225ml fresh bread crumbs

1 teaspoon/5ml sea salt

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¼ cup/59ml chopped parsley


We’ll Drink to That!



elieve it or not, the original reason for celebrating this now very famous event and arguably the largest public event in the world had nothing to do with oom pah pah and drinking beer. Certainly there was much cause to celebrate, but the reason was that on 12 October 1810, the Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. All the citizens of Munich were invited to attend the celebration on the fields in front of the city gates. The fields were later renamed in honour of the Crown Princess to Theresienwiese (Theresa’s Fields). Horse races marked the close of the festival. The decision to repeat the races in subsequent years (in the presence of the Royals) began the tradition of what we now know as Oktoberfest. Since that time, other events have been added including an agricultural show along with carousels, swings and carnival type booths. There were small beer stands, but by 1896 the crowds had grown so large the first “beer tents” were opened. Oktoberfest now starts in the third weekend of September and runs through the first Sunday of October.

The most popular brew is a cloudy medium-light bodied beer that is straw gold in color and finishes slightly tart. It has subtle spices to complement rather than dominate the unique Belgian yeast and wonderful wheat character. Staatliches Hofbräu-München is the “State Court -Brewery.” The brewery owns the second largest tent at the Oktoberfest, the Hofbräuhuas, founded in 1589 by the Duke of Bavaria. If you are in Florida, go to Hofbräu Beer Garden in Panama City Beach or head to Miami Beach to the Hofbräuhaus. Remember when drinking a true German beer that the alcohol-byvolume is usually between 4.7% and 5.4% for most traditional brews. Bockbier or Doppelbock (double Bockbier) can have an alcohol content of up to 16%. As always taste away, but drink responsibly.

Oktoberfest beer is a registered trademark by the Club of Munich Brewers and as such, only beer meeting the requirements of the “Reinheitsgebot” with a minimum of 6% alcohol and brewed within the city limits of Munich may be served at the festival. The only breweries that can produce the Oktoberfest beers are: Augustiner-Bräu which brews a beer specially for the event called Oktoberfestbier or Märzen. This is one of the few beers still produced in old fashioned thicker bottles. The original was dark brown and full bodied; now Märzen can range from pale (Helles Märzen) to dark brown (Dunkles Märzen). Oktoberfest beer and Edelstoff (a brighter, sweeter more sparkly malty beer) are the only beers at the festival that are still served from traditional wooden barrels.

Löwenbräu is a name well known in the USA and throughout the world. It is the believed the company was founded in 1383, but was not the company we know today until the late 1700’s. Löwenbräu is now part of Anheuser-Busch-InBev. Wiesenbier, meadow beer, is made specifically for Oktoberfest it is fresh, crisp and a light amber lager. Paulaner-Bräu this name refers to an order of friars that have been brewing beer since 1634. Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu It was 1397 when “Welser Prew” was first mentioned in Munich. It was not until 1854 that it changed hands.

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Hacker-Pschorr-Bräu has been around since 1417. The brewing process has remained unchanged for over 580 years. Hacker-Pschoor Weiss is the the flagship style - a bit pale, yet cloudy from the yeast with a noticeable wheat aroma, slightly sweet with a clean finish.

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Traveling north to Deerfield Beach, this month’s review is of Agave Mexican Fusion. Located literally steps from the beach, Agave is a special little Mexican restaurant using fresh made foods including their tortilla chips.

three crispy chicken (my choice instead of beef) tacos. The terrific nachos at Agave

three crispy chicken (my choice instead of beef) tacos. When you arrive, orders are placed at the counter where The other person in the party selected the Agave Chicken the exceptionally friendly staff will take your order and (his choice instead of pork or beef) Burrito. provide you with a beeper to alert you when your order is ready for pickup. All selections were filling and delicious. When reading their Facebook page and website, I failed to see before our My concern when going to any Mexican restaurant is that visit that they have a Taco Tuesday (2 4 1 as they put it). I do not like cilantro. When I explained my not liking Loving tacos, perhaps I will revisit Agave. Plus they have this herb to the staff, I was told that the although it is a happy hour - someday I will clear my afternoon/evening included in almost all of the dishes, it is not overpowering. and enjoy a cocktail filled lunch or early dinner. Until then, my drink of choice will be unsweetened iced tea. They were correct. We loved our selections for lunch. Starting off with nachos, they provided a special made Agave Mexican Fusion is a gem on the beach of Deerfield. guacamole that did not have cilantro - this was a fantastic When next you are in the mood for Mexican, enjoy touch. My lunch consisted of the Taco Taco, which were yourself with fresh made south of the border fare. ¡Olé! YUM!

(from left) the Chicken Burritos, a view of Agave

DETAILS Agave Phone: 954-482-0469 Address: 2009 NE 2nd ST #C Deerfield Beach FL 33441 Email: Open Monday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm Casual Dining Price Range $10

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Your Business



Currently, the Chief Financial Officer holds unclaimed property accounts valued at more than $1 billion, mostly from dormant accounts in financial institutions, insurance and utility companies, securities and trust holdings. In addition to money and securities, unclaimed property includes tangible property such as watches, jewelry, coins, currency, stamps, historical items and other miscellaneous articles from abandoned safe deposit boxes. Unclaimed money is deposited into the state school fund, where it is used for public education. There is, however, no statute of limitations, and citizens have the right to claim their property any time at no cost. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. To find out if the Bureau is holding unclaimed property that belongs to you, visit and click the “Search for Unclaimed Property” option.

The workshop will be conducted on October 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. WORKSHOP AGENDA The Florida Department of Financial Services is presenting an Unclaimed Property Workshop to inform and assist business entities on issues relating to unclaimed property as prescribed by Chapter 717, Florida Statute. The workshop will consist of a four-module presentation, with each followed by a dedicated question and answer section. INTRODUCTION See and hear the about the history of unclaimed property and unclaimed property laws. We will also look at examples of different types of unclaimed property, common definitions, as well as the ultimate disposition of property. A review of recent changes in unclaimed property laws will also be presented.

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Jeff Atwater, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer. Photo courtesy Office of the Florida CFO.

HOLDER RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE You will learn about all the fundamental responsibilities you have as a holder of unclaimed property. This will include developing unclaimed property policies and procedures, identifying unclaimed property, performing due diligence, filing annual reports, remitting property and maintaining adequate records. The session will review Florida dormancy periods and aging of property, along with providing information pertaining to search tools to assist in performing due diligence. REPORTING UNCLAIMED PROPERTY This session explores the reporting process of unclaimed property. You will learn how and when to report utilizing paper and electronic reporting methods. We will discuss in detail the Florida reporting forms and NAUPA electronic reporting format. Information will be provided regarding reciprocal reporting of incidental unclaimed property. We will also look at landmark cases that unclaimed property administrators and experts use to determine which state is entitled to unclaimed property. UNCLAIMED PROPERTY AUDITS AND VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE This session will consist of an overview of the audit process and voluntary compliance. The discussion will include audit selection, type of financial records required for an audit and the formal audit report. In addition, we will discuss Florida’s program to encourage voluntary compliance. The discussion will continue with a summary highlighting a proactive approach to unclaimed property compliance. The above information is reprinted with permission from the office of Florida’s Chief Financial Officer. For more information, visit

ART Above: “Looking for Beauty in the Blight” by Lee Krull. To learn more about the artist and her work, see this month’s inside back cover. Below: “Bank of Pompano,” by Charles Lewis. Mr. Lewis was born in Fort Lauderdale in 1938 in a house across from the old Clyde Beatty Zoo, now the Gateway Theatre. For as long as he can remember, his personal enjoyment has always been drawing. In the 1970’s, he painted his first oil painting of an airplane he saw on the cover of Flying Magazine, over an old paint by numbers picture of his Mom’s! After that, he produced 3 or 4 paintings a year, some of his favorite subjects being cowboys, airplanes, football players, famous faces and historical places. He retired in 1999, began painting regularly and became more serious about improving his technique. Without any formal instruction, Mr. Lewis learned through studying his favorite artists (numbering 100!), and trying to emulate their amazing work with colors and tones. He gives thanks to the encouragement of all his friends and fans and credits them with a good bit of his success. Charles Lewis is a soft spoken, somewhat shy man, but given a chance he would tell you that to him a painting is something like a song, people are attracted to it by some magic thing……..a great memory or experience; something remembered or dreamed, that the work evokes inside of each of us.

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pecial Needs Trusts (SNT), also called Supplemental Needs Trusts, benefit children or other family members with a disability that requires extended-term care or that prevents them from being able to support themselves. A SNT is an irrevocable trust designed to supplement, rather than replace, government assistance.

After creating a SNT for your loved one, it is wise to discuss your intentions with your family. To ensure the terms of the SNT are not broken, notify family members and friends that if they wish to make gifts or donations, such money should be made directly to the SNT and not to your loved one with special needs.

A properly designed SNT preserves your loved one’s access to government benefits that cover health care and other basic needs

By creating and funding a SNT, you can provide for your peace of mind, ensure that your wishes are acted on and help provide for your loved ones when you are no longer here.

A properly designed SNT preserves your loved one’s access to government benefits that cover health care and other basic needs. Medicaid and supplemental security income pay for basic medical care, food, clothing and shelter. However, to qualify for these benefits, a person’s resources of “countable assets” must be limited and generally every asset is countable, with just a few exceptions. Florida also has an income cap, which may restrict benefits to certain individuals whose income exceeds the cap unless they are deemed medically needy.

The SNT must be structured with certain limitations to preserve eligibility for government benefits Therefore, the SNT must be structured with certain limitations to preserve eligibility for government benefits. For example, the beneficiary cannot have access to the funds and the trust cannot provide for the beneficiary’s basic support, such as medical care, food, clothing or shelter. Furthermore, the SNT must distribute funds directly to the third parties that provide goods or services to the beneficiary on his or her behalf. However, the SNT can be used to pay for virtually anything that government benefits do not cover. As a result, the SNT can pay for unreimbursed medical expenses, transportation, insurance, computers, as well as quality of life needs, such as travel, entertainment, recreation and hobbies.

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his month, meet Charles Lewis, featured artist at the monthly CRA ArtHall. Mr. Lewis’s self portrait, above, is a study in realism; for more of his work, turn to page 21.

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he IRS recently issued long-awaited regulations that permit certain not-away-from-home lodging expenses to be deducted by workers if they are not reimbursed by their employer. Alternatively, if paid for by the employer, the expense can be treated as a tax-free working condition fringe benefit (WCFB) or tax-free accountable-plan reimbursement. Thanks to prior IRS guidance, the value of an employer-provided WCFB is excluded from the recipient employee’s gross income for federal income and employment tax purposes. A WCFB is defined as any property or service provided to an employee to the extent that, if the employee paid for the property or service, it would be deductible by the employee as an unreimbursed employee business expense. Employer-paid lodging for an employee who is out of town on the employer’s business counts as a tax-free WCFB. Prior regulations provide that the cost of an individual’s lodging that is not incurred while traveling away from home on business is generally a personal expense and is therefore generally not deductible by the individual. An individual is not considered away from home unless he or she is away from home overnight, or at least long enough to require rest or sleep.

Local lodging expenses will not qualify if the lodging is lavish or extravagant, or if it is primarily to provide the individual with a social or personal benefit The new regulations stipulate that an individual’s local lodging expenses can be deducted by the individual as business expenses if the applicable facts and circumstances dictate that such treatment is appropriate. In turn, expenses that would qualify for deductions if paid for by an employee will qualify as a tax-free WCFB if paid by the employer, or if advanced or reimbursed by the employer under an accountable plan. However, local lodging expenses will not qualify for the aforementioned taxfavored treatment if the lodging is lavish or extravagant, or if it is primarily to provide the individual with a social or personal benefit. Safe Harbor Rule. Under the new regulations, local lodging expenses are automatically treated as ordinary and necessary business expenses if all of the following conditions are met:

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(1) the lodging is necessary for the individual to participate fully in or be available for a bona fide business meeting, conference, training activity, or other business function; (2) the lodging is for a period that does not exceed five calendar days and does not occur more frequently than once per calendar quarter; (3) in the case of an employee, the employer requires the employee to remain at the activity or function overnight; and (4) the lodging is not lavish or extravagant under the circumstances and does not provide any significant element of personal pleasure, recreation, or benefit. Example: Tax-favored treatment allowed for employees Distant Corporation puts on periodic employee training sessions at a hotel near its main office. Distant requires all attending employees, including employees from the local area, to remain at the hotel overnight for the bona fide business purpose of maximizing the effectiveness of the training sessions.

Employer-paid lodging for an employee who is out of town on the employer’s business counts as a tax-free WCFB If Distant directly pays the lodging costs for attending employees, the costs qualify as tax-free WCFBs for the attending employees, including those who live in the local area, and Distant can deduct the costs as business expenses. If Distant reimburses attending employees for the lodging costs under an accountable plan, the reimbursements are tax-free to the employees, including those who live in the local area, and Distant can deduct the reimbursements as business expenses. 954-367-YADA (9232) Stu Goldman has been an award winning syndicated editorial cartoonist since 1975, as well as a feature and comic strip cartoonist/illustrator for books, magazines and advertising. During his career, he has had over 5,000 cartoons published. In addition, Stu creates contemporary stained glass designs for private commissions and fabricates the art glass himself. He also designs stained glass patterns for other craftspeople, writes books on the subject of stained glass and art glass and edits GLASScraftsman, a major international consumer magazine within the industry. For more information about Stu, visit his website at

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hen you live in a small condo complex, it’s almost impossible to avoid getting involved in some way with the running of the association, never mind the day to day issues that invariably crop up. Thus, when we collectively decided it was time for new patio furniture, someone had to spearhead the effort of selecting it. “Shopping?” we thought. “Fabulous!” One look at the retail prices of patio furniture and we were in shock. One festive “resin wicker” modern sectional - $7,000. Really.

There’s always Craigslist, where some patience, curiosity, and force of will is likely to result in your scoring that $7,000 sectional for about $250 OK, we thought, THAT’S not happening. But wait! There’s always Craigslist! Yes, Craigslist, where some patience, curiosity, and force of will is likely to result in your scoring that $7,000 sectional for about $250. Really. And so, the hunt began. Note: Craigslist is not for the faint of heart, nor for folks who do not wish to see every remote corner of the tricounty area only to return empty handed. Murphy’s law is hard at work on Craigslist - you are almost guaranteed to find the perfect item, and it’s almost guaranteed to be in the farthest geographic region (hello, Everglades!) Most of the eastern cities, Pompano included, are conspicuously absent in the Craigslist patio furniture jungle. It’s probably because (a) that gorgeous wicker/aluminum/”rod iron” (our personal favorite) we’ve had since 1952 still looks great, thank you very much and (b) we’ve only owned that for 25 years! It can’t possibly be time to sell!

Naturally, because the rest of the world stops thinking about patio furniture after Labor Day, the Florida stores follow suit. Armed with GPS and paper maps (satellite signals just don’t work that well in the nether reaches), we set off. And, after several failures, landed at . . . Lowe’s. Really. Naturally, because the rest of the world stops thinking about patio furniture after Labor Day, the Florida stores follow suit. This has two results: 1) all stores stop selling patio furniture for “the season” and 2) what they do have left is incredibly marked down, as much as 75%. Shopping retail has the advantage of being safer than visiting random homes as well, although it’s best to do it in a vehicle that can actually transport your purchases. This is

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particularly true when you make your purchases five minutes before Lowe’s closes. There we were, in the darkened parking lot, with no chance of getting that box in the car. But wait! Surely that box was full of bulky packaging material. All we needed to do was unpack the chairs - in the Lowe’s parking lot - and they’d fit! Luckily, this worked perfectly, because there really were no other options. This, however, still left many pieces to buy. Back to Craigslist we went. Here is our subjective take on several surrounding cities: Weston, specifically the Weston Hills CC - absolutely beautiful. You don’t realize why Weston just looks so nice (aside from the national-debt-worthy landscaping) until you realize that there is

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Special Feature

Text by Dawne Richards; photos by Andrea Freygang



ere you there? No? Oh, my! You missed a fab event. The Annual Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce Business to Business Expo, held in September, was the best yet. Pompano Citi Centre was again the host of what’s billed as “one of the area’s premiere business networking events of the year.” If you missed it, don’t worry - the Chamber’s got a full slate of activities from now till this same time next year! For more information, visit

Clockwise from top left: Broward Health is all smiles; Andrea Freygang (yes, one and the same!), far right, with colleagues; Elaine Fitzgerald and company show off their delightful Beach Vacation Rentals; Luxe Travel, looking pretty Luxe!

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Your Health



our years ago, Lyn Clark was inspired. After hearing countless stories of how breast cancer outcomes could have been different if only it had been detected sooner, she knew it was time to take action. As the regional manager of marketing and communications at Broward Health North (BHN), Clark was in a position to make a difference with her colleagues. So, they decided to set a new goal. To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, BHN’s radiology department would complete the number of mammograms that the hospital typically does in a month in just one week. In that moment, MAMMOPALOOZA was born. With a strong team effort to get the word out and extended service hours, BHN quickly surpassed its initial goal of 250 mammograms by serving 350 local women.

With feather boas abounding, Broward Health employees have embraced this annual campaign, making it one of Broward Health’s best Since that first year, MAMMOPALOOZA has spread throughout Broward Health. That expansion has meant more women are getting their annual mammograms in a pink, exuberant setting. With feather boas abounding, Broward Health employees have embraced this annual campaign, making it one of Broward Health’s best. “MAMMOPALOOZA is a festive event that brings awareness to breast cancer and educates women that early detection can save lives,” said Clark. “Broward Health wants to make it as easy as possible for women to seek screenings and treatment, and what better way to do that than with feathers, lemonade and parties—all decked out in pink, of course.” Broward Health’s passion for the cause is making a difference. Last year, MAMMOPALOOZA blew past its goal of 1,300 mammograms in the first week, reaching 1,600, and the two-week campaign resulted in a total of 2,531 scheduled mammograms.

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This year, MAMMOPALOOZA will be a month-long endeavor, with Broward Health hospitals hoping to complete 4,200 mammograms in October. In addition, the campaign has partnered with Glam-A-THON to raise even more awareness for breast cancer through events like the Glam Doll Strut, a one-of-a-kind fundraising experience where high heels and outrageous outfits are donned as teams compete for the title of Queen of Glam-A-THON.

“Broward Health and Glam-A-THON are both committed to kissing breast cancer goodbye” “This is just a fabulous partnership that makes perfect sense,” said Traci Shur, director of major gifts at the Broward Health Foundation. “Broward Health and Glam-A-THON are both committed to kissing breast cancer goodbye, and through the funds raised by this partnership, Broward Health Foundation is able to provide mammograms, diagnostic testing and assistance to women in our local community battling breast cancer.” Pink frills and parties aside, MAMMOPALOOZA seeks to take the stress out of mammograms so that women will pursue a simple test that can make the difference in a cancer diagnosis. “The event is designed to take the anxiety out of mammograms, which have traditionally been viewed as uncomfortable and frightening,” said Clark. “We want women to feel comfortable in a girlfriend-like atmosphere.” Women are invited to schedule an appointment, but walk-ins are welcome at BHN and other Broward Health hospitals. Extended and weekend hours will be available. Prescriptions are necessary for the screening, but women without can receive one from an onsite physician. Uninsured women are offered a discounted rate of $115, which includes the mammogram and reading. For more information about MAMMOPALOOZA or to schedule a mammogram, call (954) 759-7500 or visit

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Ask the Doctor


By Rosanne Calabrese, AP


olistic health is not just a catch phrase or trend anymore. Today holistic health means much more than taking a multivitamin or going to yoga class. These days we understand that holistic health encompasses many aspects of natural (nonchemical) medicine including acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs, Reiki, cranial sacral therapy and most importantly, in my opinion, detoxification and rejuvenation via nutrition and herbs. But in order to understand how and why these forms of medicine are so incredibly effective and carry extremely rare and minor side effects, you must understand what I have come to know as the great lymphatic system.

It is the function of the lymphatic system that will allow your body to maintain extraordinary health The great lymphatic system is the most ignored aspect of human health and yet the most important one. It is the function of the lymphatic system that will allow your body to maintain extraordinary health or bring you to your knees with serious, debilitating and even life threatening diseases. Please allow me to explain.

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system can handle, the toxins will back up into the cells rendering them non-functional (such as in hypothyroid) or hyper- functional as in tumor growth and cancer. In either case, disease will occur and health will deteriorate.

If your rooms were filled with sewage sludge, does it make sense to focus your attention on the kitchen or the septic system? If you add to this already toxic environment treatment in the form of a toxic chemical drug, then the chance that the body will be healed is abysmal. The use of drugs can be justified in an acute health crisis. But if the long term goal is to heal, reverse illness or cure disease then this can best be done by first addressing the great lymphatic system. In the end, you may want to ponder this question: If your rooms were filled with sewage sludge, does it make sense to focus your attention on the kitchen (blood) or on the septic system (lymph)?

There are three major components to the human body: #1 The cells (skin, muscle, organ, gland, bone cells etc.) which uniquely carry out vastly different functions, but collectively share two common jobs. No matter what their function, each cell must consume nutrients (eat) and each cell must eliminate waste (excrete) # 2 The blood is the delivery system of nutrients to every cell of the body. For this purpose I will call blood the “kitchen” #3 The Lymph-a viscous fluid that flows around each and every cell through a vast system of vessels called the lymphatic system. We will call this system the sewer system. Just as in your home, if you flush, rinse and pour more waste into the sewer system then that system was set up to handle,it will back up into the pipes and eventually flow back into the sink, shower and toilet rendering them non-functional. In the body, if there is more waste produced (from processed foods, over consumption of acid forming foods such as grains, sugar and animal protein; contact with household chemical cleaners, toxic body care products that are easily absorbed into the skin, etc.) then the great lymphatic

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About the Author Rosanne Calabrese AP is a Florida licensed Acupuncture Physician and retired Miami Dade Fire Fighter. Rosanne is the owner and operator of Partners in Healing Acupuncture and Natural Healing Center since 2002. She has an absolute passion for helping others heal naturally and holistically through the use of nutritional therapy and detoxification, acupuncture, Chinese and American herbs and homeopathy. Specializing in a variety of diseases, ailments and injuries, Rosanne has treated such cases as infertility, autoimmune disorders such as Lupus, Graves Disease, Hashimoto syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis as well as high blood pressure, diabetes, back pain, and fibromyalgia. These are just a few health issues that holistic medicine can address. Most recently Rosanne has dealt with her own health battle with Grave’s disease and was faced with the choice of using the therapies she has trusted for so many years or kill her thyroid with allopathic medicine. She chose the natural way and today is completely cured of Grave’s Disease.

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Ask the Trainer


High Intensity Interval Training, also known as HIIT within the fitness industry, is an essential component of every fitness program where the goal is fat loss and developing lean muscle mass. HIIT training multiple times per week is the most effective way to achieve high caloric expenditure and the many hours of metabolic after-burn. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is the best way to burn fat off your body. The higher the intensity of your workouts, the more calories you will burn and the more your metabolism will be boosted, according to the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Abdominal exercises won’t burn fat off your stomach, but they will tighten your muscles. Do HIIT and perform abdominal exercises three days a week to burn fat and flatten your stomach.

Masters in an Exercise Physiology discipline. These are the most qualified fitness professionals to consult with and retain. To read more about HIIT, visit article/82113-burn-belly-fat-crunches/#ixzz217iAnMXw. About the Author: Laura Simonelli holds an MBA from NOVA Southeastern University, is an NASM-CPT, and is a group fitness coach.

If you are looking to change your body and see immediate results, the truth is you need to be uncomfortable for one hour. For the HIIT program that is right for you, contact a certified personal trainer. If you are looking to change your body and see immediate results, the truth is you need to be uncomfortable for one hour. In the one hour, you will burn an average of 1000 calories. If you train using the HIIT method four days per week with proper nutrition, you will shred the fat off your body. Unless you are exhausted for one hour multiple times per week, the results will likely be difficult or extremely slow to achieve or the worst-case scenario, you will maintain and not change at all. For the HIIT program that is right for you, contact a certified personal trainer with an advanced nationally accredited certification, such as from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Strength and Condition Association (NSCA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), or the prestigious ACSM certification, which is the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Additionally, look for a trainer with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science or a

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YOUR KIDS: Los Trés Papas The Last Word on Fatherhood “Los Trés Papas” are three Pompano dads who live and work here, and, like many of us, are raising children in today’s challenging times. Each month, the Papas will answer your questions about parenting in their three distinct voices.

Jay Ghanem

Jay Ghanem is the president of Auto Tech & Body and proud parent of two small children. He is the president of the Pompano Beach Rotary Club, and a member of the School Advisory Council at Atlantic Technical Center and the School Advisory Board of Broward College’s Miramar Campus, and Vice-Chair of the Pompano Beach West CRA Advisory Board.

Ed Phillips

Ed is, of course, a Pompano institution. With a 21-year-old daughter, he and his wife, Mary, have weathered many a parenting storm. Ed has great regard and respect for today’s parents. Ed, a proud Blanche Ely Tiger, affectionately refers to his daughter as “Dad’s heart and Dad’s headache.” Learn from his experience as he continues to parent his “almost grown” daughter.

Lance Irvine

Lance is the proud father of a brood of kids - from seven-year- old Hunter on up, with a few boys and girls inbetween! He and his wife Becky have run the popular Atlantic Boat & Jet Ski Rentals in Pompano Beach (on the east bank of the Intracoastal, on the north side of Atlantic Boulevard) for the past eight years. Lance’s thoughts on parenting are always insightful.

Since this month is all about “the journey,” we asked Jay Ghanem to opine about the perils and pleasures of traveling with children. Jay claims that there is joy in traveling with children - really.


o start, I’d like to make it clear that there’s nothing easy about traveling with children, even if they’re the most well-behaved children on Earth.

In my view, there is no minimum age for a child to travel; it’s how committed the parents are to plan early enough to have a good experience during the trip.

change of clothes, enough food and toys to keep them occupied and fed and, with any luck,they might sleep or be quiet during the flight. If you are driving and traveling with children for a trip, know that there is also so much planning and packing. Patience driving, creativity with kids while in the car, long nights sometimes somewhere new, unexpected changes in plans, unexpected exhaustion and tired feet, a hundred trips to the bathroom…

When you travel with young children, you have to pack their clothing, toys, food, camera, car seats and a stroller - as well as a pacifier in some cases. And if you’re flying, you have to keep in your carry-on a

Yet the joy in all that is experiencing new locations and places and building memories and having joyful moments with all your loved ones around for many years to remember.

Do you have a parenting question for our Papas? Send us your question (, and your submission could appear in a future issue of Pompano Today! Please note all submissions become the property of Pompano Media Group, LLC.

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Your City I-SPY: WHAT HAVE YOU DISCOVERED HERE? Happening upon this gorgeous flora was a great reminder that beauty is all around us. This is not a place where you’d typically expect to run across beautiful shrubbery but hey, we do live in the tropics!

HINT #1: This is where you expect to expand your mind.

HINT #2: This place is showing its age just a bit, but we’re getting a fabulous new one in the not-toodistant future! It will be a few blocks away and a centerpiece of the “downtown renaissance.”

Have you seen anything interesting while you were out? We’d love to hear about it! Drop us a line ( and send us a high resolution photo, and your submission could appear in a future issue of Pompano Today! Please note all submissions become the property of Pompano Media Group, LLC.



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hile this isn’t strictly CRA news, it’s certainly of import to everyone in the City of Pompano Beach, so we permitted ourselves some poetic license. On August 20, the City posted a job opening for a Tourism Marketing Manager. This contract position, open until filled, was still open as of press time.

This is an important step forward for a city that, in our Spaces .com

opinion, quite frankly has not gotten its deserved share of the breathtaking tourism dollars that flow into Broward County on an annual basis. Even in the current economy, our area continues to break records. In fact, according to (the official arm of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors’ Bureau), “Greater Fort Lauderdale ended 2011

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with the highest December hotel occupancy in the state of Florida, with an increase of 1.1 million total visitors, and an 8% increase in international growth. . .Starting 2012 ahead of pace, hotel occupancy was again the highest in the state of Florida in January and February 2012. This year, Greater Fort Lauderdale experienced the highest hotel occupancies in the first seven (Jan.-July) months since 2006. . . Despite the challenges facing the national economy, Greater Fort Lauderdale’s tourism industry is surging forward fueled by 11.1 million visitors from around the world spending $9.01 billion and continuing a 32 month growth in occupancy and more than a year of steady hotel rate increases.”

The local tourism industry is breaking records in both dollars and numbers of visitors Yes, over $9,000,000,000. Wow. Were Pompano Beach to share even 10% of that figure, it’s still an astonishing $900,000,000. Yes, you read that correctly. Nine hundred million dollars. To put this in perspective, the city’s FY2013 proposed operating budget is a bit north of $200 million. Here is the first part of the job description for this new position: “The City of Pompano Beach located in southeast Florida is seeking a Tourism Marketing Manager to develop and execute a strategic tourism and marketing program to include short and long range plans, coordinate the affairs of the City’s Economic Development Council’s (EDC) Tourism Committee and supervise all tourism related initiatives.” We say, “Let’s go!” Certainly the effort to capture a few hundred million in tourist dollars is worthy of at least one full-time person.

Coming in November - the winner of our “Would You Let These Women Into Your Closet?” contest!

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History Lesson: Special Edition



sk any kid what happens in October and Halloween is sure to be the answer.

How did this celebration begin? The general belief is that the origins of Halloween began thousands of years ago in Ireland and Scotland, with the Celtic holiday of Samhain. October 31 would have been the end of the year and the end of the harvest. The last crops and the livestock were brought in from the fields to prepare for the long cold winter. There were celebrations and sacrifices to the gods in hopes of a bountiful new year. They also believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped, and therefore this was the best time to communicate with the dead. The evil deceased could come back and cause sickness or damaged crops. People wore costumes with animal heads to scare the spirits and protect themselves. In the seventh century, in an attempt to combine pagan and Christian celebrations, Pope Boniface IV declared November 1st to be All Saints Day, otherwise known as “All Hallows’ Day”. During the middle ages it was customary for the poor to go door to door on Hallowmas (November 1), getting food in return for saying prayers for the dead. The more bread, the more prayers were said. The Jack-o-lantern custom goes back hundreds of years and comes from carving out turnips and lighting them. Irish folklore tells of a man named Jack who tricks the devil to turn into a coin and keeps him from changing back by placing the coin next to a cross. A year later, Jack dies, but is neither allowed into heaven, or hell, so he must roam the earth. In the 1800s, Halloween came to the United States with the Irish immigrants. Pumpkins were carved rather than turnips because they were large and more plentiful.

By Joseph Yacino

TRICK-OR-TREAT! Halloween is now an annual holiday observed on October 31 throughout the world. Activities abound: trick-ortreating, attending costume parties, carving pumpkins with faces (jack-o’-lanterns), bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. Children go in costume from house to house, asking for treats such as candy or sometimes money, with the question, “Trick or treat?” The word “trick” refers to a “threat” to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given. The holiday comes in the wake of the annual apple harvest: candy apples (toffee apples outside the USA), caramel or taffy apples are common Halloween treats made by rolling whole apples in a sticky sugar syrup, sometimes followed by rolling them in nuts. At one time, candy apples were commonly given to children, but the practice has faded with the widespread rumors that people were hiding pins and razor blades in the apples. There is nothing evil or sinister about Halloween or its beginning regardless of what some may say. Check out our calendar to see what family-friendly activities are going on in Pompano.

Attention high school and college students: Pompano Today is looking for a few good writers! We’re looking for one article (length around 500 words) each month. The topic can be anything you choose, but keep it clean, please! We’re a family publication! You should either live in Pompano Beach or attend school here. Pompano Today reserves the right to edit submissions. All submissions become the property of the Pompano Media Group, LLC. Questions? Drop us a line at

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Healing the body naturally, through detoxification and rejuvenation As a society we have medicated ourselves into obliteration. The days of symptom relief are fading away as individuals are asking how to heal their illnesses, ailments and diseases permanently, naturally and without the fear of secondary illnesses or complications. Many people no longer accept cutting, poisoning or burning the body as a treatment plan. We accept that challenge and instead food, herbs and acupuncture to rejuvenate the body. The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in proper diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. Thomas Edison

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not a power line in sight as far as the eye can see. So, in addition to the more weather-proof advantages of undergrounding power lines, it just makes everything look even more beautiful. Warning: there is at least one seller here who takes VERY paranoid precautions. We communicated via email and at no time did I get a phone number. Really. The transaction involved the seller calling us every 15 minutes while we were en route to ensure we were not lost (talk about a leap of faith - good thing the seller kept calling us!). We must admit that it was also festive to saunter into “the club” and, hot and sweaty from our furniture wrangling, pretend that we’d just “come off the links” and were in search of a cold drink. Key Biscayne - what a beautiful, beautiful place. It is totally worth the field trip (just about an hour). Swim, SUP, BBQ, or just drive around gawking at the beautiful homes. We’d totally go back. And! We met a delightful family of five and scored $1200 worth of patio furniture, just a year old, for $300. Miramar - hmmm. We’ll say this: Miramar was much less daunting as an entertainment destination once we visited it on our patio furniture hunt. And check out the “Miramar Civic Center.” We’ll say this: they’ve constructed a parking garage whose ingenious first floor design serves multiple purposes, which we suspect could win an award for “most daring quasi-governmental project experiment” and works really, really well. Our journey found us - you guessed it! - back at Lowe’s, but only for a truck rental (two trips to Key Biscayne in one weekend is a bit much, but it was just as charming the second time).

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So, here’s our advice for Craigslist adventurers: 1. While we met only nice people (although there were a few odd ducks, to be sure), we’d definitely recommend traveling in pairs. You never know. 2. Pack a tool box and be sure to bring one of those festive Allen wrench kits. Oh, and bring twine/rope/string - it’s embarrassing (but we did it anyway) to have a homeowner hand you their child’s jump rope to tie down your purchase. 3. Above all, enjoy! It’s a great way to see parts of South Florida, and meet people you would never otherwise meet.

Coming in our next issue take Thanksgiving to a new level, and celebrate gratitude with Pompano Today!

Mark your calendars! Join us for the final ArtHall of the Season! Enjoy an amazing display of local art…. learn about the redevelopment of Pompano Beach, mingle with friends and colleagues, and ENGAGE! For Information on becoming a featured exhibitor




ne of our favorite things about living here is the random

coincidences that occur almost daily. Take, for example, our cover shoot for the September cover. We finished up early (Nyla is a born model), and, since photographer time is precious, scouted around for another photo op. Of course, the marina (north side of Atlantic, east of the Intracoastal) came to mind. Home to “Atlantic Boat Rentals,” owned by Lance Irvine, one of our Trés Papas, we figured we could get some great shots of the water and the surrounding area.

Photos, this page: Left: Lance Irvine and his wife, Becky Young Irvine, in their new, expanded corner location in the Sands Harbor Marina.. They have run Atlantic Boat Rentals for about 12 years [note: you can rent jetskis and SUPs too!]. The folks who ran the business before them were there for about 20 years. “One day,” Becky recalls, “a guy in his 60s pulled up. Hunter [Lance and Becky’s son) had an avocado stand set up. The guy says, ‘My dad had a boat rental [here] when I was a kid, they had a swing bridge [over the Intracoastal], and I used to set up here selling tomatoes.’” So it seems that this place has been getting people out on the water for a very long time. The Irvines are excited about the future of the city, and glad to be a part of the Pompano renaissance. Right: Two young women from Delray get ready for their first-ever SUP experience. Photos, facing page (clockwise from bottom left): Lance gives the “girls from Delray” a lesson in Stand Up Paddleboarding: a family gets ready for their day on the water; the girls are off and SUPping, all smiles.

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Photos by Jim Stafford

hat happened next is truly an “only in Pompano” story. Walking

out of her office was Sharon McCormick, marketing maven at the Pompano CRA, looking übernautical and, well, ready for a photo shoot! Hence this month’s cover, and the other great shots you see below. We are continually surprised by how, in a city of 100,000 people, we run into someone we know almost everywhere we go. That’s small-town (big city?) America at its best. Thanks, Sharon, for being a good sport!

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October 2012 Word Scramble Our theme this month is “take a voyage of discovery.” All Can you unscramble these words without leaving home? of the words below relate to traveling, and exploring, and ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ just some of the many ways you can do so! Test your “journeyman” (or woman) skills! Looking for Good luck! Look for the answers online beginning an automatic online descrambler is not allowed! October 15, at



ovyage urnojey rpti eyrdisvco hsip rtani bsu acr bike maplgeirgi xpeorle elanr ripeoen atrvel ruscexnio pesaasg jtaun ecrentoun rateunh ofyar 40 Pompano Today October 2012

Beauty All Around Us How to Sponsor “Beauty All Around Us”:

Each month, advertisers have the opportunity to sponsor a work of art from a local artist. As the “Beauty All Around Us” sponsor, your company will receive a half-page ad on the inside back cover. For additional information, please contact us at

About the Artist: Lee Krull


ee Krull was born in Cleveland, Ohio to a family that included several generations of artists, most of whom had passed before she really knew them; their legacy was the art they left behind. Her talent and love for art was apparent at a young age.

signs and even billboards! A stint in interior design in Broward & Palm Beach County expanded her design capabilities. 35 years later her art business experience includes just about every type of artwork imaginable in almost every media.

A “snowbird” from the age of 5, Pompano Beach, Florida became her year-round home at age 14.That year, Lee embarked on what was to become a commercial art career.She landed a job as an artist for a local paper and then a print shop while still attending Pompano Beach High School. Her only formal art training was the courses offered during her junior and senior high school years, though she emerged the recipient of numerous art awards in regional and national competition.

During this time she taught the business to several young people, has worked as a consultant and created pro bono art for many charities and schools over the years. She believes that when God has given you a gift, it is meant to be shared.

As a self taught artist in her early twenties, she began to show her sketches locally. It was then that raising a family took priority; and she began to set her sights on building her free-lance commercial art business in the evenings, painting only a few commissioned works. Lee began working with the trade by designing and producing graphics and illustrations for local printers.This led to working for agencies whose accounts today are some of the largest companies in the country. Package design soon became a specialty. She began designing point of purchase packaging/advertising for agencies, and manufacturers as well as their private label clients. Her packaging appears on the shelves of almost every major retail store in the United States and in those that have stores overseas.Her print ads have appeared in major magazines and shopping malls nationwide. For a time she co-owned a magazine and also designed and produced annual magazines for many Chambers of Commerce in South Florida, including Pompano Beach and a magazine for Palm Beach County. She has also illustrated a children’s book, painted murals,

Lee has now come full circle. She continues to produce graphic design, but widowed and with the children grown, her focus is to begin once again to follow her dream to create fine art. After a nearly 30 year hiatus, she began painting daily in March 2011. Her work was then accepted for a juried show just months later.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT “I work from original photographs, life sketches, or imagined scenarios. I paint whatever I see that causes me to pause, and then speaks to me. The subject matter of my work is diverse because so many things interest and challenge me. I sketch directly to paper or canvas. Although I am a realist, I do not wish to reproduce photography, but to paint something the way I see it or in the way I would like it to be, adding, subtracting, re-colorizing to satisfy my artist’s eye. I am fascinated by detail, and look for it everywhere. I can see beauty in everything. Creating brings me great joy. This is my legacy”. – Lee Krull See Lee Krull’s art at the Pompano CRA’s ArtHall, located at the Pompano CRA Business Resource Center, 50 NE 1st Street in Old Pompano.

Till Next Month Incredibly, you’ve reached the end of another fabulous journey through the pages of Pompano Today! We trust you enjoyed the trip, once again. Did you visit France, at least from a culinary perspective? Learn a little bit about Australia? Think back to high school biology? We thought so! We’d love to hear your thoughts - about this issue, or Pompano, or whatever’s on your mind! Drop us a line at and let us know! In preparation for our November issue, think “Gratitude.” Stay tuned for more!

See you in November!

If This Wall Could Talk, Too! Artist: Lee Krull. Oil

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