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JULY 2017

A BRUSH with REALITY TV

THE LIGHTHOUSE POINT FIREHOUSE GETS A TELEVISED MAKEOVER

HONOR among US

LIGHTHOUSE POINT RESIDENT KNIGHTED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

AROUND the

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LOCAL HAPPENINGS INCLUDING: JULY FOURTH CELEBRATIONS, CONCERTS, SUMMER CAMPS, THE MONTHLY BEAUTY SPOT AND A NEW BREWERY OPENS

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ESTATES P OMPANO BEACH | FORT LAUDERDALE

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elcome to Coastal Resort Estates. I am proud to invite you on a monthly tour of East Deerfield Beach, Lighthouse Point, Hillsboro Shores, East Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale’s finest estate properties offered exclusively in excess of one million dollars. It is my pleasure and privilege to represent these important estates. Please enjoy this sampling of properties from my current Coastal Resort Estates collection. I wish to thank my valued clientele for their trust, confidence and loyalty throughout the years. My relationships with both buyers and sellers are defined by discretion, integrity, professionalism at the highest level, as well as unparalleled personalized and customized service.

For a confidential consultation and evaluation of your property, please contact me. I look forward to your inquiries anytime.

Best Regards,

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DISCLAIMER: The written and verbal information provided including but not limited to prices, measurements, square footages, lot sizes, calculations and statistics have been obtained and conveyed from third parties such as the applicable Multiple Listing Service, public records as well as other sources. Data pertaining to sold properties exceeding $1 million in the marketplace represented by Premier Estate Properties Inc. All prices are sold prices. Premier Estate Properties has listed, sold or participated in the sale of these properties. The transactions representing both buyers and sellers are calculated twice. Premier Estate Properties’ marketplace is all of the following: Vero Beach, town of Orchid, Indian River Shores, Manalapan Beach, Point Manalapan, Hypoluxo Island, Ocean Ridge, Gulf Stream, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Highland Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Suburban Boca Raton, Suburban Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Sea Ranch Lakes, East Pompano Beach, Hillsboro Shores, Lighthouse Point, and East Deerfield Beach. All written and verbal information including that produced by the Sellers or Premier Estate Properties are subject to errors, omissions or changes without notice and should be independently verified by any prospective purchaser of a Property. The sellers and Premier Estate Properties Inc. expressly disclaim any warranty or representation regarding all information. Prospective purchasers’ use of any written and verbal information is acknowledgement of this disclaimer and that the prospective purchaser shall perform their own due diligence. In the event a Buyer defaults, no commission will be paid to either Broker on the Deposits retained by the Seller. “No Commissions Paid until Title Passes.” Buyer pays title insurance, Florida documentary stamps, and all other closing costs for New Construction and land use. Prospective purchasers shall not rely on this information when entering into a contract for sale and purchase. Some affiliations may not be applicable to certain geographic areas. If your property is currently listed, please do not consider this a solicitation. Copyright 2017 Premier Estate Properties Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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$10,999,000 Largest Estate in LHP 422 ft. Of waterfront. Main, guest & pool houses, resort pool, tennis & volleyball courts.

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Interior designer Heidi Pettee and Lighthouse Point firemen. Photo by Earl Maucker

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The Lighthouse Point fire station was chosen by “Designing Spaces” on the Lifetime network to be featured in their upcoming special program celebrating hometown heroes. Here is a behind the scenes look at the makeover process.

Paul Wiggins, a Lighthouse Point resident, was recently knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in London in recognition of his crime intelligence system.

The Food Network recently praised Deerfield Beach’s Charm City Burgers for having some of the best burgers in the whole country. Read about their insanely delicious burgers, including The Emperor and The Big Sloppy.

FIREHOUSE MAKEOVER

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Creatively Speaking

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Around the Point

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Fish Tales

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Down to Business

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Personal Development

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Tidbits and Trivia

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Legal Matters

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Get Psyched

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On The Waterfront

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Cantankerously Yours

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Urban Adventure

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Dining Out

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Happy Snaps

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Travel Snaps

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Birthdays

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Paying your dues.

There is a lot going on this July, including Independence Day celebrations, full moon paddles and the opening of a new local brewery. Winners from the Saltwater Shootout. Boca Raton Regional Hospital celebrates its golden anniversary. Setting goals for maximum success. Technology: enough already. Are life estate deeds safe? Dr. Jill Selbach provides tips on how to help kids cope with the anxieties of our tumultuous times. The life of a bait fish.

Triumphs and disappointments while working on the 1970s Oldsmobile ad campaign. Miss Adventure rides a jet ski and meets a parrot. Not sure where to eat? Can’t think of what you’re in the mood for? Peruse our comprehensive dining guide for answers. Photos from around the town including the Ocean Brews and Blues Festival and the Annual Relay for life at Quiet Waters Park. Photos from your neighbors’ vacations.

NEW SECTION

Kids and pets celebrate! How much should tax payers subsidize recreation? Is it an investment or a frivolous expense?

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Nick Palminsano, a seven-year veteran of the City of Lighthouse Point Fire Department photographed by Debra Todd.


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CONTRIBUTORS

Wendell Abern • Erica and Jan Davey Craig Haley • Marie Puleo • Jim “Chiefy” Mathie Jill Selbach • Lupé and Gaspar Somerset James Terlizzi • Martin Zevin ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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CREATIVELY SPEAKING

BY SUSAN ROSSER

Paying Your Dues IT ALL STARTED WITH AN ELECTROMAGNETIC field. I was working for American Express when it was discovered that my department was situated on top of an electromagnetic field. No one knew if this was unhealthy or conversely, if we would develop super powers previously unknown to man. At the time, Lou Lombardo served as the Executive Vice President of Operations for American Express Travel Related Services and I was one of the approximately 15,000 employees in his charge. It was widely known around the company that Mr. Lombardo started his career at American Express in the mailroom when he was just a teenager. From time to time, he held “town hall” meetings where he informed employees about company news and goals. He always invited questions at the meeting or via interoffice memos. I sent him a memo concerning the electromagnetic field. When his secretary called me to set up a meeting, I was stunned. This was a man whose days were scheduled to the minute. I expected a stuffy and aloof executive and was taken aback by how approachable he was. It was unmistakable that no detail was too trivial. And indeed, he listened to my concerns as to whether I would develop super powers or grow a third arm (he laughed at that joke). As I recall our meeting, I have even more respect for him. Since he rocketed through the company hierarchy to become a high-ranking executive at one of the most recognizable brands in the world, my guess is that he had a “can-do” attitude from the start.  Just the other day, I was texting with a college friend who runs the advertising account for a luxury car brand at one of the world’s biggest agencies. She told me that several young employees requested to be moved off her account because they had been asked

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to design banners. Did they think as “newbies” they would be charged with developing worldwide creative campaigns? We’ve all read about or encountered this curious, millennial attitude. My friend reminded me that she started out filing postcards. Later, she transcribed recordings from people who had been abducted by UFOs. She texted “I got that job because I filed the postcards so fast.” My own sister, with her newly minted masters degree in healthcare administration from Duke University spent her first week at a prestigious consulting firm coloring in bullets points with a Sharpie. Really, you can’t make this stuff up. There are countless articles about millennials: Some chastise them and their less than zealous attitudes toward work — expecting to skip over menial tasks and jump right into meaningful work. Some praise them — for seeking work they love and a balanced lifestyle. Others offer all sorts of explanations for this phenomenon. But here’s the thing: Someone has to file the postcards and color in the bullets. And the truth is, all of those jobs are meaningful and important. Anyone who has achieved any professional success at all can tell stories of their humble beginnings and how critical those experiences were to their accomplishments. The truth is you don’t know what you don’t know, and any business must be learned from the bottom up. Shortly after my meeting with Lou Lombardo, he arranged for my office to be moved temporarily while a construction crew created a new space for me and my fellow graphic designers. And no, as of press time, I have not developed super powers.


PLAY HARD WORK HARDER CARDINAL GIBBONS STUDENT ATHLETES HAVE DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES IN THE CLASSROOM AND ON THE FIELD. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR HARDWORKING AND COMMITTED CHIEFS AS THEY CONTINUE TO COMPETE AT THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL.

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AROUND THE POINT PEOPLE TO KNOW • THINGS TO DO • PLACES TO GO

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INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENTS

Deerfield Beach

12-10PM MAIN BEACH PARKING LOT, 149 SE 21ST AVE.

Deerfield Beach will be celebrating Independence Day with a fun-filled event on the beach, including live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, local food vendors and a kids’ zone. Seven bands will be showcased over three stages. Fireworks will begin at 9pm. Complimentary parking will be available at the Cove Shopping Center (1580 SE Third Court) and St. Ambrose Catholic Church (380 S. Federal Highway). A complimentary continuous shuttle service will run from 11am to 5:45pm. Please note that shuttles will not run again until 11pm, due to the closing of the Hillsboro Blvd. bridge. For more information about the celebration, visit deerfield-beach.com.

Pompano Beach 5:30-9PM POMPANO BEACH FISHING PIER AND PUBLIC BEACH

In Pompano Beach, this Fourth of July is set to be a fun one. The festivities will kick off with live music starting at 5:30pm, including the Jamie Mitchell Band and main act, The Speaker Box Band. Make sure you’re looking at the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier at 9pm or you’ll miss a spectacular fireworks display! Bring your own seating, but not your own fireworks. Parking can be found at Atlantic Blvd. at

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A1A and the new Pier Parking Garage. For more information, visit pompanobeachfl.gov.

transportation, visit lbtsevents.com/ annual/4th-of-july-parade-2017.

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12-9PM FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH AT A1A AND LAS OLAS BLVD.

10AM-9PM EL PRADO PARK, 4500 EL MAR DRIVE

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is the place to be for a good old-fashioned Fourth of July parade, kicking off at 10am. Relax with the family in El Prado Park with hot dogs and lemonade for lunch. Let the kids cut loose with a water slide, or have them check out the fire trucks that will be on display. Fireworks will begin at 9pm and can be viewed from the park. To see the parade route and find more information about

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale will be having their annual beachfront fireworks display starting at 9pm. The fireworks aren’t the only reason to make your way down to Fort Lauderdale. The day begins at 12pm and includes live music, contests (including a watermeloneating contest), and a kids’ zone fully equipped to entertain your young ones — at least until 4:30pm. For more details, visit fortlauderdale.gov/july4.


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AROUND THE POINT NEWS AND EVENTS

Lighthouse Point Teen Accepts Appointment To The Coast Guard Academy The United States Coast Guard Academy announced that Joseph M. Zingarella from Lighthouse Point has accepted an appointment to attend the Coast Guard Academy. Zingarella was sworn-in as a member of the Class 2021 in June. He attended Cardinal Gibbons High School. Admission to the Coast Guard Academy is highly competitive and fewer than 400 appointments are offered annually from a pool of over 2,200 applicants. Cadets receive a full tuition scholarship and monthly stipend for a five year service commitment to the Coast Guard upon graduation. All graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are guaranteed a position of leadership as a commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard.

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Enjoy a majestic sunset, followed by moonlight shimmering on the water. Cruise through multi-million dollar neighborhoods and make new friends. Join Island Water Sports for an easy and casual full moon paddle in Deerfield Beach’s waterways. Glow-in-the-dark necklaces and navigation lights are provided.

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WHEN: Saturday, July 8 from approximately 7:30 to 10:30pm (with paddle boarding lasting approximately one hour and 30 minutes). The actual duration of the full moon paddle tours vary based on water conditions, number of participants and experience levels. WHERE: Meet at Island Water Sports, 1985 NE Second St., Deerfield Beach at 7:30pm For more information, visit islandcamps.com/sup/full-moon-paddle/ COST: $30.00 if you are renting a board or $10 if you are bringing your own board. Register in advance at islandcamps.com/sup/full-moon-paddle/


AROUND THE POINT EVENTS

Monthly Events Yoga on the Beach Pompano Beach

Juliana from Yoga4Life Studios teaches yoga beachside on the patch of artificial turf near the fountains at the very east end of Atlantic Blvd. Class is by donation. WHEN: Sundays, 9-10am WHERE: Pompano Beach COST: By donation

Yoga on the Beach Deerfield Beach

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department is offering a new beach yoga program, presented by Sand Angel Yoga. All levels

contact 954-480-4361. WHERE: The flow will take place on the beach, south of the International Fishing Pier, by Lifeguard Tower 2. WHEN: Saturdays, 8am; classes will run until July 23. COST: $12/one class, $50/five classes and $75/eight classes

Pompano Beach Blvds., Pompano Beach COST: Free For more information about On the Roxx, visit ontheroxxband. com. For more information on Music Under the Stars call 954-786-4111 or visit pompanobeachfl.gov

Music Under the Stars

Fresh Air with Byrd at BaCA

Every second Friday of the month, bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to The Great Lawn for some live music under the stars. Playing this month is On the Roxx, fronted by energetic vocalist Diane DeNoble. On the Roxx performs

Old Town Untapped. Photo by Jeff Graves

are welcome and no experience is necessary. Register at any of Deerfield Beach’s recreation facilities or visit deerfieldbeach.com/registration. For more information, please

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a variety of pop, rock and dance songs ranging from the 80s to hit songs of today. WHEN: Friday, July 14, 7-9pm WHERE: The Great Lawn, Corner of Atlantic and

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Fresh Air with Byrd is a writing workshop for all levels of writers and performers held at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) every first and third Wednesday of the month. Richard “Byrd” Wilson is an award-winning poet and public speaker. Artists looking to improve their poems, songs, stories and delivery are encouraged to attend this workshop. Classes can be taken sequentially or individually. Byrd gives instruction and inspiration through writing challenges, group critiques and a cohesive and succinct lesson plan. Attendees are provided free entrance to Lyrics Lab, which follows. WHEN: Wednesday, July 5, 7-8pm; Wednesday, July 19, 7-8pm WHERE: BaCA, 41 NE First St., Pompano Beach COST: $15/pp

Lyrics Lab at BaCA

Lyrics Lab is a unique, no-ego, open-mic night every first and third Wednesday of the month at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA). Bring your latest work — poems, verse, songs, lyrics

and beats — to share in an intimate space with renowned hosts and poets, accompanied by a two-piece house band. Interested in performing? Arrive early to get your name on the list. Full bar with drinks starting at $4. WHEN: Wednesday, July 5, 8-11pm; Wednesday, July 19, 8-11pm WHERE: BaCA, 41 NE First St., Pompano Beach COST: $10/pp

Old Town Untapped

Fun-filled event featuring beer tastings, food trucks, live music, vendors and art exhibits at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) every first Friday of the month. WHEN: Friday, July 7, 6-9pm WHERE: BaCA, 41 NE First St., Pompano Beach COST: Free

Tuesday Night Beach Dances

Johnny Vincent is a trumpet player who has been performing in Deerfield Beach nearly every Tuesday night for over three decades. In the 1950s and ’60s, Vincent played trumpet with the Gene Krupa Quartet and in Dick Clark’s “Caravan of Stars.” Vincent will set up to play in the Main Beach Parking Lot in Deerfield Beach for listeners to enjoy and dancers to dance. WHEN: Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25, 7-9pm WHERE: Main Beach Parking Lot, 149 SE 21st Ave., Deerfield Beach. COST: Free


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AROUND THE POINT NEWS AND EVENTS

Phantom of the Old Opera House The Summer Arts Conservatory — an intensive, 10-week theatre camp led by Herman LeVern Jones of TheatreSouth, Kris Coffelt of Curtain Call Playhouse and Band Master Richard Beckford — will present their full-scale performance of “Phantom of the Old Opera House” at the new Pompano Beach Cultural Center. WHEN: Thursday, July 6, 10am, 1pm and 7pm; Friday, July 7,  10am, 1pm and 7pm; Saturday, July 8, 1pm and 7pm WHERE: Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach COST: $11.50/adult, $6.50-$8/child. Tickets can be purchased in advance at tickets.ccpompano.org or at the box office preceding the show. For more information, visit ccpompano.org.

1984

OUTRÉ THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS AN ADAPTATION OF GEORGE ORWELL’S “1984” AT THE POMPANO BEACH CULTURAL CENTER

The Outré Theatre Company is presenting its sixth full season of provocative theater. The first show of the 2017-2018 season will be a stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984.” The adaptation, written by Andrew White, was premiered at the Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago in 2004 and later moved to Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre. The play takes place in a world of perpetual war and omnipresent government surveillance. The “superstate” and its residents are dictated to by a political regime controlled by the privileged elite of the Inner Party. These elite persecute individualism and independent thinking as “thoughtcrime,” which is enforced by the “Thought Police.” The play is a haunting look at fascism and proletariat despair. “We live in perilous, quickly changing times,” said Outré’s Artistic Director Skye Whitcomb. “Our season reflects our commitment to thought-provoking work, and it also reflects the political and social climate we find ourselves in. We’re really looking forward to our new home in Pompano Beach and are very excited about the shows we’re producing.” WHEN: July 13-30; Thursdays-Saturdays, 8pm; Sundays, 2pm WHERE: Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach COST: $39/adults, $29/seniors and $19/students and industry professionals. Tickets are available online at ccpompano.org or by phone at 954-839-9578.

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New condo-hotel complex breaking ground in Pompano Beach Pure Residence has just been released on the market and is already converting to contract as South Florida’s latest new construction project. Set to break ground in summer 2017 with delivery in 2019, the sleek and curvaceous 187 unit condo will rise in the heart of Pompano, steps away from the beach and right in the midst of Pompano’s east revitalization district. The 17-story, glass tower will feature stylish finishing touches, an abundance of natural light gleaming through floor-to-ceiling windows, and both ocean and intracoastal views. Residents of Pure will enjoy a private terrace, welcome lobby, fully-equipped fitness center, restaurant, concierge service and 24-hour valet. Additional space set aside for street-level retail will serve as an amenity for residents, guests and the surrounding neighborhood. Owners will have the opportunity to enter their unit into a rental management program or rent their units themselves for flexibility and ease of ownership. Prices start at $223,000 for a fully furnished unit. Pure Residence is located at 3300 SE First St. Visit pureresidence.com for more info.


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AROUND THE POINT CAMP

Boredom Busters Kids’ Summer Art Camp 2017 at the Lighthouse Point Library Children ages 5-13 are invited to participate in the creative art process. Students will learn basic skills and techniques using a variety of materials. Participants can participate in one or both weeks. Each week can stand alone or can build upon skills learned from the prior week. Advanced students will be able to work independently. WHEN: The camp is two weeks — July 10-14 and July 17-21 — from 1pm to 4pm WHERE: Lighthouse Point Library, 2200 NE 38th St., Lighthouse Point COST: $135 per week, per child. Registration is required. Your slot is held at time of payment. To register, contact Mary Cavaioli by phone at 954-873-0508, or by email at marycavarts@ gmail.com

NFL Fall Flag Football League

Registration is now open for the 2017 NFL Fall Flag Football league, the largest youth flag football organization in the country. The season consists of eight practices and seven games, played either on Saturdays or Sundays. Practices take place one hour prior to the game time. Participants will receive an NFL reversible jersey, flag belt and individual participation award. The games are five-on-five, non-contact, recreational and co-ed. The teams are limited to approximately 10 players to maximize playing time. There are no try-outs; everyone participates. WHEN & WHERE:

For Lighthouse Point: Games will be played between 1 and 5pm at Frank McDonough Park (3500 N.E. 27 Ave., Lighthouse Point.) For Pompano Beach: Games will be played between 1 and 5pm at Tradewinds Park (3600 Sample Rd., Coconut Creek). COST: Registration is $129.50. Participants can register at flflagfootball. com from now until Aug. 29.

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British Soccer Camp

Registration is open for the Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp. The camp is based upon one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the U.S. and Canada. The experienced international staff study the game at all levels and will help players improve their core techniques and become more confident on the ball. With programs for each age, the curriculums include a variety of foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, small-sided games and coached scrimmages. World Cup style games are held each day where campers compete for their adopted country and are encouraged to learn about different customs and cultures. The program teaches the core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. Most camps will include a free soccer ball, t-shirt, poster and certificate, but please check individual sessions to confirm. WHEN: All camps are Monday Aug. 7 through Friday Aug. 11. Mini soccer (for kids age 3-5) is from 8 to 9am; Half-day camps (one for kids age 6 to 9, and one for kids age 10-14) are from 9am to noon. WHERE: Frank McDonough Park, 3500 N.E. 27 Ave., Lighthouse Point COST: Mini soccer (for kids age 3-5) is $90; Half-day camps are $135. Registration is open now and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a $10 late fee for campers registering within 10 days of the camp start date, Visit challenger.configio.com to register.


AROUND THE POINT NEWS

Pier Review Mayor Lamar Fisher and Pompano Beach City Commissioners (both past and present) gathered May 22 to celebrate the official groundbreaking of Pompano Beach’s new pier, which is slated to be finished by early 2019. The new 11.8 million dollar pier will be just under 30,000 square feet, which is approximately 75 percent more area than the city’s current, 16,000 square foot pier. The old pier was built in 1964.

The new pier design includes shade structures, benches and marine-related artwork. It will be elevated an additional four feet to offset sea level rising and will be constructed using top-down methods, starting from the west to the east.

CONSTRUCTION OF POMPANO BEACH’S NEW PIER IS UNDERWAY “You’ll see it growing plank by plank by plank. It will be amazing,” said Mayor Fisher at the groundbreaking. The new fishing pier will be 864 feet long, have wi-fi, underwater cameras and security cameras. “Our pier will be a destination spot ... a true fishing pier in every sense, except with 21st century design,” said Pompano Beach’s District One Commissioner Michael Sobel. Demolition of the first three spans took place in June and the first new piles will be driven in mid-July. Demolition and installation of all the spans are expected to be done by September 2018. “God willing, the completion will be done in early 2019,” said Mayor Fisher. “That’s an aggressive timeline. We have put the pressure on our contractors and all those involved, but I know they can do it. They have a great history.” Construction of the new pier has resulted in the closures of the city’s old pier as well as nearby Pompano Beach Boulevard. The stretch of the boulevard, between Northeast Second Street to Northeast Third Street, will be shut down from now until Thanksgiving.

Water Taxi Station No. 1 expected to be completed by end of July

POMPANO BEACH SUMMER GOLF LEAGUE

Play a nine-hole scramble at the Pompano Beach Golf Course while networking with local professionals and business leaders. Teams will be created at the event, so come alone or with a group. WHEN: Every Thursday, June 1-Aug. 31. Meet at 5pm; shot gun start at 5:30pm; food and drinks follow at 7:30pm. WHERE: Galuppi’s, 1103 N. Federal

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Highway, Pompano Beach COST: $20/pp To register, visit chambermaster. pompanobeachchamber.com/events/ register/677163 For more information, contact Chris Clemens (chris.clemens@copbfl.com) or Roger Gingerich (roger@rogergingerich. com).

According to Pompano Beach city staff, completion of the new Water Taxi Station No. 1 is scheduled for the end of July. The water taxi station is to be located at the Sgt. Chris Reyka Memorial Park (101 N. Riverside Dr.) on the Intracoastal Waterway at the west end of Northeast Second Street. All necessary building permits have been issued and all funding has been obtained and approved. The Water Taxi project is partially funded by a Florida Inland Navigation District Grant, which will cover about 50 percent of the cost.  The City’s portion is $130,815. The exact route of the Water Taxi will be announced at a later date, but is part of a multipronged effort to make the eastern edge of Pompano Beach more accessible to shop, park, stroll and get to other oceanfront locales.


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The City Commission recently passed a new ordinance that establishes a formal policy for the acceptance of gifts to the city. Residents, local businesses and organizations periodically offer gifts of property or money to the city’s various departments, but until now, the city never had an official written policy in place for accepting them. “I thought it was important that we establish a policy that sets out a very clear definition of who is allowed to accept gifts, under what circumstances they’re allowed to accept them, and what approval process has to be followed,” said Lighthouse Point Mayor Glenn Troast, who initiated the ordinance. In the past, although there was no written policy in place, all gifts, no matter how small, were tracked. The city’s Finance Department had to be notified, and monetary gifts were placed in the general fund, which is the operating fund of the city. It was up to the incumbent mayor to decide who could accept the gift and under what circumstances. “Since I became mayor, I made the decision that if it was a significant gift, I would take it before the City Commission for acceptance,” said Troast. A case in point is a $21,500 donation from the Community Foundation of Broward that was used to fund a state-of-the-art training manikin for the city’s Fire Department last year. In another instance, the City Commission was asked to authorize the acceptance of a “remodel gift” for the fire station that was offered by the home improvement show “Designing Spaces” as part of a special program highlighting hometown heroes. The firehouse makeover, which was completed last month, ended up having a

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BY MARIE PULEO total value of approximately $100,000 (for details see page 68). The new ordinance sets forth that the city’s department directors are authorized to accept gifts valued at less than $500, and city administration is authorized to accept gifts valued at $500 and less than $20,000. Upon accepting the gift, “evidence of such acceptance shall be provided to the finance director.” Gifts valued at $20,000 or more are subject to city commission approval. The ordinance also states that the value of the gift has to be set by the donor at the time the gift is tendered to the city, and the term “gift” does not include sponsorship of city events. The City Commission will be able to accept gifts by motion, resolution or ordinance, depending on the formality that may be required for significant gifts. For example, in 2015, the city commission accepted the Walt and Mary Barker Library Fund endowment gift of $500,000 through the adoption of an ordinance that established the policies and procedures for use of those funds. The idea of establishing a formal procedure for accepting gifts took root last October. At one of its meetings, the City Commission was asked to make a decision about a gift of four team shelters that were being offered by several residents and businesses to the Recreation Department for youth team sports at Frank McDonough Park. The shelters, which would shade players from the sun when they were not out on the field, had a total value of about $15,000. After lengthy discussion, the City Commission requested that the recreation director provide a recommendation on accepting the shade structures at the following meeting, at which point the gift was finally approved. “That discussion made it very clear that we did not have a formal policy on this matter, and the Commission and I felt that it was important to establish one,” said Troast, who directed the city attorney to draft an ordinance. “I think it’s just a good policy to have, and it’s good to keep people informed as to what’s going on in the city,” said Troast. “Having a written ordinance makes it very clear whose responsibility it is for what.” Y


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ODD BREED BREWING COMPANY IS ON SCHEDULE TO OPEN THEIR TAP ROOM IN DOWNTOWN POMPANO BEACH IN AUGUST. THE BREWERS ARE ON A MISSION TO INTRODUCE SOUTH FLORIDIANS TO A DIFFERENT BREED OF BEER — ALES CRAFTED USING WILD FERMENTATION.

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dd Breed Wild Ales is on schedule to open its tap room in Pompano Beach’s new innovation district across the street from Bailey Contemporary Arts this August. The unique craft brewery has officially passed inspections and is well on its way to transforming its space into a polished, artsy tap room where patrons can enjoy some light bites, casual live entertainment and Odd Breed’s Wild Ales. Utilizing “wild fermentation,” Odd Breed is a one-of-a-kind concept in South Florida. The mixed-culture brews are aged in French oak barrels, carbonated in glass bottles and occasionally infused with local fresh fruits. The aptly named odd and wild brewery is the vision and cocreation of Daniel Naumko and Matt Manthe. Naumko is a Venezuelan-born, trained musician and ad agency owner turned restaurateur/ home brewer who currently operates the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton. Manthe has been a professional brewmaster for nine years and has been an industry consultant for the past several. Together, Naumko and Manthe wanted to introduce South Florida to the magic and creativity of wild brewing.

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brewer’s yeasts. The controlled fermentation process used for most American ales using brewer’s yeast generally takes only about two to three weeks from grain to glass. In the case of wild fermentation, which uses a mixed culture of naturally occurring bacterias and microbes from the environment (including from trees, fruit rinds and old wine barrels), the process can take anywhere from several months to years. Julia Herez, a craft beer enthusiast and writer for CraftBeer.com, writes that this way of brewing is “nothing short of immaculate.”  “It truly puts Mother Nature at the helm of brewing magic,” she writes. “The process develops a very, very interesting, beautiful and elegant beer that can sometimes be compared to very fine wines and Champagne,” said Naumko. “We basically find microorganisms that live within our region that we can culture and add it to our beer that produces great flavor — what they call terroir.” Similar to wine, where the soil, sun, rain and region affect the grape, Odd Breed trys to incorporate environmental influences into the beer.  “In our case, the only way that we can connect our beer to our region is by picking up microorganisms from the environment and fermenting those out to see what kind of flavors they produce, then adding those to our mixed culture,” he said. “We can add local yeasts and microorganisms that we can find from trees or fruit peel or different sources that produce interesting flavors. We’re adding that to our beers, so now our beers have terroir the same way that wines have terroir.” Naumko said people are often shocked when they try Odd Breed Wild Ales. “People will drink them and say, ‘Is this really beer? I have never tasted a beer like this.’ They’re right. They’ve never tasted a beer like ours,” he said. “It’s such a small percentage of people in the world that have been exposed to these types of [CONTINUED ON PAGE 46]


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more complex fruit character that’s not just an added fruit puree.” Locally, Odd Breed has used passionfruit, starfruit, oranges, limes, lemons and mangoes.  “We made a farmhouse beer in which we used three different varietals of mango We’re very, very excited about creating this little cool section of Pompano that was very successful at all the festivals where there’s a lot of art and a lot of  creativity going on. We have kombucha and beer events that we’ve poured at,” said Naumko. “People love that beer. Love it.” makers, we have Blooming Bean brewing, grinding and roasting their own The beer comes in both 750ml and 375ml bottles. The labels are all customcoffee, we have us making craft beer with a very strong connection to the crafted by local artists, including region… I think the vibe is going to be kind of like Wynwood. That’s what I South Florida’s own Rob Lloyd, who is foresee happening. —DANIEL NAUMKO known for creating beer-inspired art. Lloyd’s work can be found in Belgium, Germany and Miami. Naumko says he hopes to support other local artists by featuring their In addition to fermenting the beers with mixed culture, work on the labels and in the tap room.  Odd Breed uses French oak barrels to age the beer.  “We look for a more subtle, less vanilla-forward barrel, instead of the American oak,” said Naumko. “American An Artist’s Village oak is very good for bourbons and things like that, but for In addition to supporting local artists through the labels us it wouldn’t be the best choice because we’re looking for and art, Naumko plans on having live music and spoken subtlety and elegance in flavor.” word at the tap room. The brewery’s close proximity to “When we get those barrels, we do a thorough Bailey Contemporary Arts, Ali Cultural Arts, Pompano cleaning of them to neutralize any potential Beach’s new cultural center and the city’s planned artistbacteria that would be unwanted for in-residence apartments at City Vista, make it a prime us in our beers,” Naumko explained. location to contribute to a creative village.  “We fill the barrel with our beer and “We’re very, very excited about creating this little cool then we pitch our mixed culture. We section of Pompano where there’s a lot of art and a lot of  allow it to ferment over the course creativity going on,” said Naumko. “We have kombucha of six to eight months.”  makers, we have Blooming Bean brewing, grinding and Once the beer is fermented, Odd roasting their own coffee, we have us making craft beer Breed does “bottle conditioning.” with a very strong connection to the region… I think the Similar to high-end Champagnes, vibe is going to be kind of like Wynwood. That’s what I Odd Breed carbonates their beer foresee happening.” naturally inside the bottle. While patrons enjoy music, beer and art, Naumko said “This usually takes anywhere Odd Breed will also offer some light bites. There will be between six to eight weeks, sometimes no commercial kitchen in the tap room, but Naumko said even more depending on the gravity of Odd Breed plans on having locally-baked bread delivered the beer,” said Naumko.  daily, some local cured meats, artisanal cheeses and a Once the base beer is created, Odd Breed takes variety of house-made pickles, which Naumko’s family some of it to create fruit-infused beers using local and makes at his Boca Raton restaurant the Sybarite Pig.  fresh fruits.  “It’s a very European concept,” he said. “I think people “We have teamed up with a lot of local farmers that source will like it.” interesting, fresh fruits, mostly organic, homegrown stuff Odd Breed Wild Ales will call Pompano Beach its that is grown without pesticides,” said Naumko. “We take home, opening its doors across the street from Bailey all those fruits and after the beer is done and ready to go, Contemporary Arts at  50 NE First St. in Pompano Beach. we take a portion and separate them in different barrels or If all goes as planned, the Odd Breed tap room will be open stainless steel containers. We put fruit inside those containers sometime in August. Check OddBreed.com for the most and then pitch the beer on top. Then we get a beautiful, even up-to-date details.  Y beers. But in the U.S., over the last couple years, there has been a renaissance that has reawakened the style. Now everyone wants to drink these, light, tart refreshing beers that have a strong connection to their environment.”

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TO THE POINT FISH TALES

Winning Kingfish SEAPREMACY WINS SALTWATER SHOOTOUT! D&D LANDS A $29,000 KINGFISH! THE 19TH ANNUAL MERCURY/SEAVEE POMPANO BEACH Saltwater Shootout is officially in the books. The bite was strong and the competition was tight as 131 teams vied for a cash purse in excess of $150,000. A hefty weight of more than 100 pounds was necessary to break into the top 30. Just one boat crossed the 200-pound mark to claim the first place spot in the Shootout, which is the first leg of the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit. Captain Alex Burgess and his teammates on Seapremacy, a 29-foot, Mercury-powered SeaVee, kick-started their season with a bang, catching four kingfish and four blackfin tuna for a total of 200.4 pounds. First place earned the team a check for $20,160 along with the lead standing in the tournament’s points race.

Team Doing It All/Hard Way finished in second place with four kings and four tunas weighing in at 189.2 pounds, which earned them a check for $12,042. The team received a standing ovation during the awards ceremony when they announced that they were donating over $1,400 of their winnings to the tournament’ beneficiary charity, Children’s Tumor Foundation. The third, fourth and fifth places in the Shootout were all decided by less than three pounds. First in Line/Utopia finished

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third with 174.6 pounds, followed by team Blue Moon in fourth with 172.5 pounds and Miss Michelle in fifth with 171.9 pounds. Miss Michelle also won the non-pro division and the non-pro bonanza to boost their tournament winnings to $5,275. Off the Wall made history at the 2016 Saltwater Shootout when they cashed a $99,680 check, the single largest payout in the history of any meat fish tournament in South Florida. Their jackpot payout came from winning the ‘Pick 3’ category in the tournament. In this category, three of the five eligible species are drawn from a sealed container to determine which species a team must catch to win the purse. Surprisingly, the three species drawn in the 2017 Shootout were exactly the same as in 2016 — kingfish, cobia and dolphin. Even more surprising was that only one team had the winning catch in 2016 and 2017, and that team was Off the Wall. The 2017 Pick 3 jackpot earned the team a $14,165 payday. While aggregate weights determine top team standings in the Saltwater Shootout, they are not the only way to win big at the tournament. Big fish are known to yield big payouts as well, and team D&D discovered that with the biggest catch of the tournament. They made a right turn out of Hillsboro Inlet and pinned the throttles on their quad engine Mercury-powered SeaVee toward Miami, where they landed a 41-pound kingfish that took the top spot in four different heavy fish categories, for a grand total of $28,661 in prize money. Melanie Chojnacki from team High Gear was the Top Female Angler with 65.3 points and Danny Castillo from Kimbuktu took the Top Male Angler title with 107 points. Hunter Irvine on Young Guns was the Top Junior Angler with 73.4 points and James DeMarco on Cold Steel/Native Son was the Top Pee-Wee Angler with 81.1 points. The heaviest dolphin of the tournament, a 34.3 pounder, went to Jeff Frost of Lauderdale Marina Fishing Team. Bryan Sagar of team Reel Addiction landed the heaviest blackfin tuna at 37.5 pounds, and Lacy Ingram of team Reel Stubborn landed the heaviest cobia at 29.4 pounds. Y For a complete list of results from the Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout, visit saltwatershootout.com


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Medical Legacy

BOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

ON JULY 17, THE BOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL WILL BE celebrating its 50th year of medical service to the community. One may believe the origins of a hospital to be a fairly uneventful story, but Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s origin is far from it—in fact, it appears to be something out of a movie. In 1962, Gloria and Robert Drummond’s children, Debra Ann and James Randall, were poisoned. Unfortunately, the closest hospital was around thirty minutes away and, due to the distance, by the time they arrived, there was little the doctors could do. The tragic death of their children drove the Drummonds to undergo the trying process of opening a hospital in Boca Raton—an act they hoped would spare any other lives from being needlessly lost. Gloria Drummond formed the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League, named after her children, which grew quickly to 700

The first patient at Boca Raton Regional Hospital

members in just five years. The League raised enough money to open the hospital, opening its doors on July 17, 1967. The opening of Boca Raton Regional Hospital did not mean the end of the Service League—their work had only just begun. The Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League is still providing volunteers, orchestrating fundraising events and giving donations to this day. Today, members number over 1,200 volunteers. The Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League is not the only significant growth the Hospital has seen. By 1984, the original building had grown from 104 beds to 394 beds and nine floors. The hospital also added the 25,000 square-foot Debbie-Rand Memorial Pavilion which later became the home of the Women’s Center. Before

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the end of the century, the hospital had also added the Lynn Regional Cancer Center, a new maternity wing, and the Davis Therapy Centers dedicated to rehabilitation. It appears that the hospital is growing exponentially, making a significant amount of additions. The hospital established the Christine E. Lynn Heart Institute in 2006, the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute in 2008, and expanded emergency services through the Wold Family Center for Emergency Medicine, established in 2011. Bernie Marcus, the CEO of The Home Depot, and his wife, Billi, provided the Boca Raton Regional Hospital with a $25 million dollar grant which was used to create the Marcus Neuroscience Institute. Later that same year, the Hospital opened the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health and Wellness Institute. These additions place the Boca Raton Regional Hospital at the forefront of medical science and development—particularly the Neuroscience Institute, which has become a major resource in the region for the growing field of neuroscience. Over the Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s fifty years of service, a lot has changed. What has not changed, though, is the dedication of the Hospital and the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League to serving the people of Florida. At the 55th annual Boca Raton Regional Hospital Ball on January 21, Edmund Nasralla, the President of the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League, reminded attendees that they are “charged with the responsibility of ‘keeping the promise.’ To preserve and protect Gloria Drummond’s legacy, and carry it into the future with the drive and passion she bequeathed to us.” Given the development of the hospital, the myriad accolades it has received, and the many people helped, it is clear that the Boca Raton Regional Hospital has kept Gloria Drummond’s “promise.” “Here we are, today, charged with the responsibility of ‘keeping the promise.’ To preserve and protect Gloria Drummond’s legacy, and carry it into the future with the drive and passion she bequeathed to us,” said Edmund Nasralla, President of the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League. “Gloria’s unwavering commitment allowed us to build a Hospital that not only lived up to but exceeded her highest expectations.” “The unrelenting commitment from our community is rooted in the origins of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Hospital and its subsequent growth were made possible through the largesse of our generous donors,” said Mark Larkin, President of Boca Regional’s Foundation. “As you walk through our campus, this longstanding tradition of philanthropy is readily evident.” Y


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Get Ready, It’s a New Day BY CRAIG HALEY

SETTING GOALS FOR MAXIMUM SUCCESS

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THERE REALLY IS NO SECRET TO SUCCESS. IT’S quite simple when you think about it. Show up. Work hard. Measure your progress. Adjust as necessary. Repeat. When you look at it on paper, it seems simple. But is it? Not really! I hear a popular term being used a lot. People complain about the “daily grind.” They have to get up, go to work, deal with a bunch of crap, listen to an annoying boss (hopefully our instructors at Elite Force don’t say that), go to the gym, make dinner and go to bed. Then they have to do it again and again and again. Sounds exciting and fulfilling, right? I think of the “daily grind” as something a bit different. GRIND stands for: Get Ready…It’s a New Day! In an interview with Yahoo, Mark Cuban said “Success is not a straight line; you have to grind it out.” When I heard that, something in my thick skull clicked. Do you think of your days and weeks as mundane and boring? Are your goals exciting and igniting that fire in your belly? Tony Robbins says, “People aren’t lazy. They simply | lhpmag.com

have impotent goals — that is, goals that do not inspire them.” When you have inspiring goals, you want to get up early. You want to bust your ass every day. You want to stay up late and burn the midnight oil. I see students at Elite Force get that martial arts bug. They go from saying they don’t have time to train two times per week, to finding time to attend four or five times per week. What happened? Did they find the magic formula to add more hours in the day and more days in the week? No. They found a goal, like black belt, that inspires them to find the time to get to class so they can make progress. Progress is the magic pill for happiness. We are all happiest when we are seeing progress in our goals. When we move forward with our fitness, health, finances, business and family goals, we are excited to show up the next day and move the ball forward again. That is the GRIND mindset. Get ready…it’s a new day! Get on your GRIND today! Y Craig Haley is the Sixth Degree Black Belt instructor at Elite Force Martial Arts, eliteforcemartialarts.com.


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Technology: Enough Already! BY JIM TERLIZZI

I FREELY ADMIT THAT I AM ONE OF THE “ELECTRONICALLY challenged.” My granddaughters, ages 8 and 6, have mastered computers, iPads and smartphones and currently are building centrifuges to enrich uranium, while I am lucky I can utilize my “dumb phone,” which only makes and gets calls. My son gave me a new car for my birthday. This was a revelation for someone like me, a member of “The Greatest Generation,” who are not so great at dealing with modern technology. I am not used to having my car talk to me, like when I veered over the white line and heard a beep, then this disembodied female voice saying: “Hello, this is Vera. You have changed lanes without signaling.” I thought that was cool, so I deliberately crossed the line again. The voice said: “What did I just tell you? This is not good. Don’t make me tell you again.” Now, being reminded is OK, but she doesn’t have to get snotty about it. Later, while waiting at a traffic light, I heard another beep and Vera said: “The car ahead of you has moved. You’re holding up the line. This is how traffic jams get started.” I started to long for the day when the driver behind you would honk his horn the instant the traffic light changed to green. This car has more cameras than the movie set of “Mission Impossible.” It has rear cameras, side cameras and front cameras, but my favorite is the camera for “girl watching.” It doesn’t operate in real time, as this would be a distraction. Instead, it digitally records all the pretty women it sees for playback later. You can set it for blonds or brunettes. I guess there aren’t enough redheads to make it cost-effective. Yes, there is a version that records “hunks” for the ladies. Speaking of cameras, my dumb phone does take pictures. I have used it to take more than 100 photos. I know they’re in there someplace, but I have yet to retrieve a single one. I’ll have to ask my granddaughters. The current electronic lexicon contains a lot of words I don’t understand, such as wi-fi, broadband, Skype, streaming, 2G, 4G,

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6G, etc. When I was having a computer problem, my daughter told me to “reboot.” I thought that meant buy new shoes. I couldn’t figure out how that would solve the computer problem. I am, however, proud to report that I have learned to operate the GPS in my new car. I have become so proficient that I am able to mess with Vera’s head. I punch in the destination, then deliberately alter the route that Vera has prescribed. Vera: “Recalculating. In 200 feet make a legal U-turn.” I keep going. Vera: “Recalculating. Turn left at traffic light.” I keep going. Vera: “OK, idiot. Now you’re on your own.” Of course, I only do this when I know where I’m going. I love my new car, but it is beginning to scare me. It has started sending me e-mails. (True.) The latest one said: “Your windshield washer fluid is low. Please refill.” Then it got really scary when it added: “Buy the fluid at Publix. They have a twofer.” Y


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THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO AVOID PROBATE ON your home when you die. If you are single, there will be probate when you die unless you choose one of the options below. If you are married and own your home together, your surviving spouse will not have probate; however, there will be probate when the second of you passes away, unless one of these options is done. Let us assume that you own your home jointly with your spouse and that you have two children. Both of you desire to have your two children inherit your home equally when you both pass away.

The first option is to add the names of your two children to the deed as joint tenants with right of survivorship. This is not a good idea. It would affect your ability to claim your full homestead exemption. In addition, you lose control of your property and can only sell it if your children both agree and sign all closing documents. If you wanted to take one of the children off the deed, you would be unable to do so. If one of your children files for bankruptcy, has an adverse judgment or files for divorce, your property could be subject to liens or other legal action. Therefore, I recommend

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against a deed with your children as joint tenants with right of survivorship. The second option is a life estate deed. There are two types of life estate deeds: regular and enhanced (also referred to as Lady Bird). The regular life estate deed requires that your children join in any sale or other changes on the deed; therefore, you have lost control and cannot take your child’s name off the deed if you choose to do so. The enhanced life estate deed gives you the sole right to sell the property during your lifetime or make any other changes to the deed without the permission of your child. The enhanced life estate deed has very specific legal language in order to be effective. Therefore, do not attempt to do this on your own. Even with the enhanced life estate deed, there are risks, particularly if your child has a bankruptcy, outstanding judgment or undergoes divorce. The worst risk, however, is if, God forbid, your child dies before you or with you in a common accident. Your child’s estate would then become the owner of the property once you died, which would result in probate being required. Thus, the main purpose of the life estate deed is not accomplished. The best way to avoid probate on your home is to do a revocable living trust. When you sign the revocable living trust agreement, you also sign a deed transferring the property to you as trustees of your trust. You are able to keep your homestead exemption, maintain complete control of the property during your lifetime and make amendments to your trust without changing the deed. There are no risks involved, since your children’s names do not appear on the deed. The only disadvantage of the revocable living trust is that it will cost more money in attorney’s fees. When you discuss the options with your attorney, you should discuss the difference in fees between the revocable living trust and the enhanced life estate deed. You can then determine whether it is worth saving the money and taking the risks involved in the enhanced life estate deed. Y Martin Zevin is available to discuss wills, trusts, estates and probate. He is available for free consultation regarding personal injury claims or car insurance coverage. For more information call 954-569-4878 or visit martinzevinpa.com.


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Talking to Kids about Terrorism BY DR. JILL SELBACH

TERRORISM IS AN ACT OF VIOLENCE USED TO INCITE FEAR and draw attention to a cause. It is frightening because of its randomness and unpredictability. Children may be confused over how a person could harm themselves in order to harm others, especially to harm innocent children. The recent terrorist attacks in England, once again, brought fear into many of our lives. It brings back the memories of other horrific incidents here in the U.S. for many adults. Today our children are experiencing more

anxiety and higher levels of anxiety than ever before. Anxiety has substantially increased among children and college-age students since the 1950s. Anxiety is something most children experience as a normal part of childhood. It is typical for children to go through a temporary phase that resolves. But children who suffer from an anxiety disorder experience fear, nervousness and shyness, and they start to avoid places and activities. The attack at the Ariana Grande concert brought terrorism to a whole new level for our kids. Many are keenly aware of this event because it happened to a pop icon who is popular with our children, and she happens to be from South Florida. Kids are also more acutely aware of current events due to social media. Parents need to be prepared to answer questions and quell fears that have come up for our young people. It is important to know the facts and clearly share them with your child. We all know the age-old “telephone game.” Frequently, facts become

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distorted, embellished or just plain wrong as more people share a story. Parents should ask their children what they have read or heard about the incident. Listen to what they know and how they feel about it. Facts can be clarified on an age-appropriate level. Answer questions they may have succinctly, and be sure to address the issues directly. Avoid giving unnecessary details or discussing issues they have not brought up. When parents discuss fearful situations in a calm manner, it helps the child feel calm. Children who view their parents as scared feel even more certain there is something they should be very concerned about. Shield your child from exposure to the news that would be upsetting for them to hear. Talk to your child about your intention to keep them safe, and talk about other adults around them who also have the goal of keeping children safe. Teachers, police officers and firefighters are all part of the community that is here to keep you and your family safe. Children’s anxiety may not go away overnight. Therefore, it is important to be there to provide ongoing emotional support. When unexpected or traumatic occurrences happen, it is helpful to continue with the daily routine. Keeping things the same and predictable helps people move on. Children are resilient and will typically bounce back from their fear. The following signs may be an indication of ongoing worry: • difficulty separating from the parent • trouble sleeping • nightmares about an incident or themes of it coming up in play or discussions regularly • changes in eating habits • avoiding situations that remind him or her of the incident • persistent worry that something similar will happen • a noticeable detachment of feelings about the event • jumpiness If your child consistently exhibits these changes in behavior that begin to negatively impact their ability to go to school, spend time with friends or family, or engage in previously enjoyed activities, it is time to seek professional guidance. Anxiety is an issue for which treatment is very effective. Y Dr. Jill Selbach is a licensed clinical psychologist. For more information visit drjillselbach.com or call 954-618-8412.


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Lessons From Bait Fish BY JIM MATHIE

WHO KNEW THERE ARE 125 DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF BAIT fish? Pompano Beach resident Patrick Lynch knows, because he’s co-owner of Bionic Baits. Lynch took me on a tour of his facility, which got me thinking about the lessons we can learn from a bait fish. But first, a little bit about Lynch and Bionic Baits: Lynch’s facility has 2.5 million pounds of bait at his 19,000-squarefoot Pompano Beach warehouse. Bionic Baits is considered the largest volume distributor of bait in the southeastern United States. They import and export bait worldwide. Much has happened to grow the business from its humble start as M & M

Baits in a 1,500-square-foot warehouse at Southwest 15th Street and Dixie Highway in Deerfield Beach back in 1994 to the massive place it is today. Patrick has a background that’s as diverse as the types of bait he sells. Born in the Atlanta region, his family moved to Marathon when he was young. He likes to say, “We come from fish,” and these early years helped him develop his knowledge for fishing, diving and boating. After earning his degree at the University of Florida, he became a stockbroker, but soon realized the fish business was in his blood. Growing up in Marathon, he would sell fish to various restaurants. That led to him opening Lynch Seafood Market at 437 E. Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach in 1992. He even tried a stint in construction management, but had the

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opportunity to co-own M & M Baits with Mark Montella and soon sold his seafood market, which is still in business today. The name changed to Bionic Baits because their ballyhoo baits seemed to “last forever,” even when trolling. Ballyhoo is a very popular bait locally and can be used to catch a large assortment of fish. In Lynch’s Pompano Beach frozen warehouse, there are plenty of workers ‘rigging baits’ with the proper hooks and packaging them for sale. But there are also plenty of ‘naked’ baits, meaning the fisherman will rig his own bait. As in life, it’s all about bait presentation. There’s an analogy to life with how the bait is “presented” while trying to catch fish. In life, many good ideas go unrealized unless they’re “presented” well. Obviously, the bait alone doesn’t catch the intended fish; it’s the hook and how it’s secured within the bait. Even if an idea is presented well, there needs to be a hook. And then, it’s how the bait is secured to the line. An idea needs to keep someone on the line. The bait fish also teaches us about the hierarchy of the food chain. For the most part, the 125 varieties of bait fish are at the bottom of the food chain. But even bait fish need to eat to survive. So technically, they are not at the very bottom. As in life, the small fish are eaten by the bigger fish and so forth until you get to the Apex Predator. But even with the top dog, there’s usually a bigger one in the crowd. The bait fish made me realize no matter what, there will always be someone bigger and better. Like the bait fish, you are who you are. But just as Lynch grew his business from scratch, you can strive to be the strongest version of yourself. After viewing the outcome of bait fish at the Bionic Baits facility though, I’d still rather be a Apex Predator. Y Jim ‘Chiefy’ Mathie served 30 years with Deerfield Beach Fire Rescue, retiring as a Division Fire Chief. He is the Editor-at-Large of Deerfield Beach! magazine.


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THE TRIUMPHS AND DISAPPOINTMENTS WHILE WORKING ON THE OLDSMOBILE CAMPAIGN IN THE 1970S

BY WENDELL ABERN

LAST MONTH, I WROTE A COLUMN DETAILING HOW MY ART director/partner Paul and I had created my favorite commercial. When a friend read my column, he said, “OK, but what was your most successful one?” Beautiful, painful memories. My most successful idea was the biggest disappointment of my 50-year career. The year was 1969. The advertising agency I worked at, Leo Burnett (Chicago), had just bought an agency in Detroit with one big account: Oldsmobile. Creative teams in Detroit and Chicago were turned loose. We had one month to create an advertising campaign introducing the 1970 Oldsmobiles. We were all told to concentrate on

Oldsmobile’s Cutlass, then the third-best-selling car in the country (Chevy and Ford held the first and second spots). For two weeks, Paul and I struggled with ideas that elicited snide remarks from both of us: “It’s been done.” “Trite.” And the most frequent comment: “!*%#&!+!” Then one day, I had to drive to work. I turned on the radio and listened to music on the way. After a few songs, the disc jockey played Sammy Davis Jr.’s recording of “If My Friends Could See Me Now.” The song was a big hit from the musical, “Sweet Charity,” which had opened the previous year. I was lucky I didn’t get a speeding ticket on the way to the agency.

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“It’s a great way to describe how you feel when you buy a car!” I said to Paul excitedly when I finally arrived. “Yeah, but it’s going to cost to buy that song.” “Not our problem. Let the production staff worry about money. And look how the song ends: ‘What a step-up, holy cow!’ A great selling line for a car!” We debated several scenarios before settling on one featuring a young fireman showing off his new Cutlass to his cohorts at the fire station. With the fire chief lip-syncing the line, “Holy cow!” The next day, I had a brainstorm: Why not have Sammy Davis Jr. sing our jingle? “It’ll cost a fortune!” Paul said. “What are you, my wife?” “Hey, I’m only saying what the suits’ll say.” (Suits: account executives; frequently, the enemy.) As it turns out, the suits loved the idea. And while Paul and I prepared storyboards and a recorded sound track, the suits contacted our production department to start negotiations with Sammy Davis Jr.’s agent. At that time, celebrities were insisting on high, sixfigure fees (which later grew into millions). Sammy Davis, it turns out, was delighted to become the first African-American spokesperson for a major advertiser. He was asking for “only” $250,000. “And that’s over my objections,” his agent told our production staff. It was mid-March. In those days, all new car models were introduced in the fall. In order to make September air dates, commercials had to be shot in June so they could go through what was then a lengthy film production process. This meant we had about two months to finish creating campaigns and getting approvals. Oldsmobile annually sponsored the Miss America Pageant. They bought five minutes of air time to introduce their new models: one minute each for the Toronado, Olds 98, Olds 88, Cutlass and Olds Omega. By the time Paul and I were ready for our presentation to the creative review committee, I had written a five-minute parodic lyric to “If My Friends...,” incorporating all five models. “The idea,” I explained to the committee, “is for Sammy Davis Jr. to sing the song while dancing from one car to another. We’ll let him choreograph the dance and introduce all the new models. Then, for the rest of the year, we use the [CONTINUED ON PAGE 64]


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A Caribbean Day-Cay BY DANIELLE CHARBONNEAU

STEPPING OUT ONTO THE SAND AND APPROACHING THE tiki hut for On the Beach Watersports is like stepping into a teletransporter with a direct flight to a remote island in the Caribbean. A rainbow-colored, 27-year-old parrot named Sarah squawks as she dangles upside down from a stick suspended from the beachside stand. You can smell coconut oil and citrus as Kenny the Suntan Man demonstrates his homemade lotions for a guest. Tropical frozen drinks are served from the poolside tiki bar, guests lounge under beach cabanas and the skin-drying sensation of saltwater hangs heavy in the ocean breeze. The sun-warmed sand beckons you to slip off your sandals and dig in your toes. If you’re looking for a Caribbean-style vacation without going very far, then taking a day trip to On the Beach Watersports is the perfect getaway. The beachside vendor behind the Wyndham Royal Vista resort provides everything a tropical day should— relaxation, intoxication, excitement and leisure. There are jet skis, kayaks, standup paddleboards, cocktails, sail boats, cabanas and, of course, Sarah the Parrot.

You’ll be greeted by Kenny the Suntan Man, a charismatic and chatty New Yorker who has worked for the beachside vendor since 1983 and started his own suntan lotion line in 1985. Kenny hadn’t intended on being in the suntan lotion business, but when the resort he was working for at the time promised to provide free suntanning products for the Miss Florida pageant and bailed last minute, Kenny stepped in. “Two weeks later I was in Miami searching for a chemist. That’s when I picked up the name, The Suntan Man and started Under the Sun lotions,” Kenny said. Now Under the Sun products are sold online, in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean islands and various spots in the U.S. On the label is Sarah’s predecessor, a parrot named

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Trigger. Kenny has been in the suntan and beach activity business ever since. On the Beach Watersports celebrated its 20 year anniversary at its current location on the first of June. “Basically what we do here is we show people what the proper use of suntan lotion is. We teach people how to tan safe in South Florida and enjoy their vacation. And we set the customers up with all the services they could want,” Kenny said. “We have jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks, sail boats, cabanas and chairs. We keep our prices low. A chair is only $5 for the day or $20 for the week.” Kenny said many of his customers are locals. “We get a lot of families that come every weekend. They live in the area and will walk over. The patio bar is open everyday from noon to closing,” he said. Kenny is not the only longtime employee working around On the Beach Watersports. Tony has been working there for almost 18 years (since he was 18), Henry has been there for three, the bartender at the tiki bar, Susie, for 19 and Sarah the parrot for 18. It’s easy to tell why. On the Beach Watersports is a little oasis. For my July Urban Adventure, Kenny invited me to help On the Beach Watersports celebrate their 20th anniversary. I took the opportunity to get my adrenaline fix on aLawson jet ski. Kenny hooked me Richard and Mark and my boss up with two four-stroke jet skis, Henry instructed me on how to work the beast, and I was off. Being on the jet ski reminded me a little bit of the last time I was on a mechanical bull, only this time I was in the middle of the ocean and could control the trashing myself. The ocean was choppy, so my new sea bull bucked up waves and crashed back down. My thighs burned as I hovered above the seat. As I pulled the throttle all the way down and gunned across the water, my arms tensed and I had trouble keeping a straight line. I squinted my eyes as the ocean water whipped my face. The feeling was exhilarating. Unfortunately, there’s a fairly contained space in which jetskiiers can cruise, so the path is pretty much a zig-zag, back-andforth track, but with enough speed and dare, the experience is still pretty gratifying. If jet skiing isn’t enough adventure for you, On the Beach Watersports also makes daily trips out to the Everglades for airboat rides and gator shows. “We have a shuttle bus that picks people up anywhere in South Florida within a ten mile radius of us.” said Kenny. “We bring people out to the Everglades to Holiday Park. We let the gator boys do the gator show.” Y On the Beach Watersports opens daily at 9am and closes between 6 and 7 at night in the summertime. Learn more online at onthebeach.ws. You can also order Kenny’s Under the Sun products at underthesunskincare.com. On the Beach Watersports is located at 1110 S. Ocean Blvd. in Pompano Beach


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partly as a classroom, partly as a lounge area. “These areas are just very aged and not conducive to a modern work force,” said Lighthouse Point Fire Chief David Donzella. “Designing Spaces” partnered with local businesses who provided materials for the project. Chief Donzella was asked to provide a wish list, and then they did their best to find partners to fulfill that wish list. “It’s a story about the men and women who serve in the firehouse, but it’s also a story about the community coming together and helping to make it over,” said “Designing Spaces” Producer/Director Arash Farsi. “I think what drives these businesses to do it is that they’re giving back to the ones who are looking out for us.” The Home Depot in Deerfield Beach donated a long list of items, including hardware, a new microwave oven, a “brick” wall treatment, new handles for the firefighters’ lockers, cleaning


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ABOVE Partitions, new flooring and bedding spruce up the firefighters sleeping area INSET before renovations OPPOSITE TOP Chief Donzella and Heidi Pettee show off the new vinyl application of the Lighthouse Point Fire Department logo OPPOSITE BOTTOM Rich Gonzalez, Kris Shirm, Eddie Shadoin, Ralph Giro and Mike Brown.

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products and a number of volunteers. Home Depot also arranged for paint to be donated by Behr, one of its vendors. “Designing Spaces” worked with Fort Lauderdalebased interior designer and decorator Heidi Pettee to put together a vision for the makeover that would best benefit the firefighters. “It centered around upgrading the space to be more contemporary, but to still provide a homey environment for them while they’re away from their loved ones supporting the community,” said Pettee. For the color palette, Pettee chose to use lots of white to brighten the environment, contrasted with some grey tones, and warmed with the feel of natural wood. The work in the kitchen and adjacent dining area, or break room, involved covering the existing grey tile floor, which was the original flooring from when the firehouse was built, with a new vinyl flooring that looks like natural

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wooden planks. Philadelphia Commercial, a division of Shaw Flooring, donated all the flooring for both the downstairs and upstairs, and brought in their crew to do the installation. The old kitchen cabinets, which were pale grey with red handles, were replaced with brand new white cabinets with classic moulding, a donation from Innovation Cabinetry. Polished nickel handles and a new counter top were provided by Home Depot, and a backsplash made of white “subway” tile was donated by Philadelphia Commercial. A set of shiny new pots and pans were a gift from Range Kleen. The focal wall in the break room was covered with a new “faux” brick panel reminiscent of old firehouses found in Chicago or New York, only painted white. A special feature was placed in the middle of the brick wall: a vinyl application of the Lighthouse Point Fire Department logo that is four feet in diameter.


“I wanted impact on the wall,” said Pettee. “I like the fact that it represents the firefighters and celebrates who they are in a graphic way.” The three other walls of the break room, which were a cream color, were painted white. To “cozy up” the space, a large grey horizontal band was added. The band serves as a space to organize a collection of old framed firehouse photos and memorabilia. “Walking into the kitchen area, everything just seems brighter,” said firefighter paramedic Nick Palmisano, who has been with the Lighthouse Point Fire Department for seven years. “We’re here one out of three days, so this is our secondary home. It definitely has a warm, welcoming feel, more so than the old décor.” Upstairs, the “Designing Spaces” team gave particular attention to the bunk room, which is where the firefighters sleep at night. The firefighters work in three rotating 24-hour shifts (24 hours on, 48 hours off) with a minimum of six firefighters on duty each shift. The sleeping quarters, used by both male and female firefighters, JULY 2017 | LIGHTHOUSE POINT

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consisted of one big open space filled with six twin beds. In order to give the firefighters more privacy, “Designing Spaces” partnered with the Pompano Beach branch of California-based Contractors Wardrobe, who provided highquality plexiglass partitions to place between the beds. The partitions are not only stylish, they are movable, which allows for flexibility in the room configuration. Home Depot donated silver industrial clip-on lamps that attach to the partitions so that each bed has an individual light. In terms of color, the sleep area is the reverse of the kitchen and break room. Instead of being mostly white with accents of grey, it is mostly grey tones with pops of white. Dark grey was used on the walls and for the new vinyl plank flooring to make the room more serene for sleeping. White accents include the partitions (which have an alpine oak middle section) and the new end tables. A narrow band of white was painted on the upper portion of the walls, and the existing headboards were painted dark grey. The city contributed new mattresses and box springs, which were topped with grey and white bedding. The color scheme carries over into the upstairs common area, where the walls were painted with bands of grey and white. The carpeting, which was showing signs of wear and tear in high traffic areas, was replaced with

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carpet tiles that are grey with hints of brown, and have a subtle linear pattern. The tiles were placed in a way that alternates the direction of the linear pattern and gives movement. They were chosen for their durability and practicality; if the carpet is stained or damaged, only the affected tiles need to be replaced. As part of their improvement efforts, the “Designing Spaces” team had a fire sprinkler system installed throughout the firehouse. It was lacking because when the firehouse was built, there was no requirement to have one. The National Fire Sprinkler Association donated the system and subcontracted workers to install it. Thanks to the “Designing Spaces” team, the fire department received some stateof-the-art equipment from Scott Safety, a leading manufacturer of innovative protective equipment and safety devices. The company donated three thermal imaging cameras that fit into firefighters’ masks and keep the thermal image in view at all times. Scott Safety also donated one RIT-Pak Fast Attack. Launched in January, this compact device designed for rapid intervention teams (RIT) allows firefighters to administer air to a victim while getting them out of a hazardous situation. To top it all off, each of the fire department’s 26 firefighters received the gift of a fresh new

CLOCKWISE new dining area, Heidi Pette INSET before renovations OPPOSITE PAGE TOP The new kitchen INSET cooking in the old kitchen OPPOSITE BOTTOM LEFT Chief Donzella

and Heidi Pettee show off the new renovations OPPOSITE PAGE BOTTOM RIGHT Chachkies


How to Watch the Show The Designing Spaces special “Spaces of Hope” episode featuring the Lighthouse Point firehouse makeover is scheduled to air on Aug. 4 and Aug. 11, 7:30-8am ET, on the Lifetime network (it will be shown an additional 75 times in major markets on affiliate networks). After the episode airs on Aug. 4, it will also be available for online viewing at the program’s website: designingspaces.tv.

uniform from Workrite Uniforms. During the remodeling project, it was hectic as the “Designing Spaces” team and the firefighters worked around each other, but there was a mutual respect. “It was definitely a positive atmosphere,” said firefighter Palmisano. “They did everything in their power to make sure that they weren’t in our way.” For “Designing Spaces,” which is based in Deerfield Beach, this was their very first firehouse makeover. It was for a special series that the show produces called “Spaces of Hope.” For this series, they have carried out makeovers, both nationally and locally, at places like the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Love Jen Center in Hollywood, Kids in Distress in Fort Lauderdale, the Boys and Girls Club of Pompano Beach, veterans’ homes, animal shelters and schools. The objective of the firehouse makeover was not only to update the space and give the firefighters some of the comforts of home, but to give viewers a window into their world, to show them firehouse life and the dedication the firefighters have for the job. As a way to show the firefighters’ involvement in the community, the “Designing Spaces” crew filmed them as they participated in this year’s Lighthouse Point Keeper Days. The Chief Content Officer of “Designing Spaces,” Jason Gagnon, had a special passion for telling this story because his father, a retired lieutenant, served in the Miami-Dade County Fire Department for 30 years, and his uncles and cousins are active in other fire departments in South Florida. Gagnon was excited about giving back to the firefighters, who are “so selfless and put their lives in harm’s way on a daily basis.” The total value of the firehouse remodel is approximately $100,000. “The makeover gives a nice fresh appearance to a very old building, and makes it more pleasant to work in,” said Chief Donzella. Y

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LIGHTHOUSE POINT RESIDENT KNIGHTED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH II FOR HIS WORK ON A CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE DATABASE


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aul Wiggins Esq., MBE, a Lighthouse Point resident and dual citizen of the U.S. and U.K,, was recently Invested into an Order of the Knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London. By being Invested into an Order of the Knighthood, Paul has earned a seat in the “Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.� Such a rank has been given to British citizens from the government since 1917 in recognition of top-notch civilian and military achievements. Wiggins was honored for his creation of a computer system and database that helps the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean track criminals. The system, most often referred to as the Overseas Territories Regional Criminal Intelligence System (OTRCIS), was also used by U.S. authorities to help identify the Boston bombers.

BY DANIELLE CHARBONNEAU

ABOVE Queen Elizabeth places the insignia and medal upon Paul Wiggins at Buckingham Palace. Photo by British Ceremonial Arts Limited

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Paul, his wife Gerzell and some close friends attended the honorary ceremony, officially called an Investiture in the U.K., which was held in the Royal Ballroom in Buckingham Palace on March 10. “Having an opportunity to visit the palace for this life changing event is an experience I will never forget,” said Paul’s wife, Gerzell Wiggins. “For Paul, having the British Monarchy recognize and bestow this title upon him for the amazing work that he does with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and their territories is an honor and a privilege.”

The Investiture

Gerzell and Paul Wiggins, Esq., MBE. Photo by Derek Miah

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Now 91 years old, Queen Elizabeth II does not partake in as many investitures as she once did, instead having Prince Charles, Princess Ann or Prince William conduct the ceremonies. Wiggins was thrilled to learn the Queen herself would be giving him his medal of honor. “Who better to do it than Her Majesty herself,” said Paul. Along with Paul, there were approximately 60 honorees at the March 10 investiture. Before entering the ballroom, honorees are briefed and given detailed instructions on how to properly walk, bow or curtsy, shake the Queen’s hand and address her. In the first introduction, honorees address the Queen as “Your Majesty.” In subsequent meetings and during this conversation, they are instructed to address her as “Ma’am.” After the briefing, honorees are guided to the Royal Ballroom, where they are called to the podium one-by-one. The Queen graces each of the Knights’ shoulders with an actual sword (in the case of the Queen, one that belonged to her father, George VI). Then the Queen places the insignia and medal on each recipient. Paul said the investitures are one of the few occasions when the Queen actually removes her gloves. In British culture, this is an extreme symbol of respect and honor. Paul said he was humbled and honored to both shake Her Majesty’s hand, and converse with her. After each honoree is adorned at the podium, they have the opportunity to speak with the Queen for two minutes. Wiggins said the conversation is traditionally not to be discussed with anyone, so he couldn’t reveal what was said. One of the most striking observations Paul made was how differently he and his wife were treated once he was made an official Member of the British Order (MBE). As an MBE, Paul and his wife are now able to use the Chapel of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, located at the East end of the Crypt of St. Paul’s Cathedral and were able to [CONTINUED ON PAGE 108]


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ALL ABOUT THE PATTY

All of their burgers start with a five-star, chef-designed proprietary meat blend. Or you can upgrade to grass-fed beef or Kobe.

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he quixotic quest for the perfect burger has consumed food journalists for quite some time. In an age when everyone is well aware they should be eating more vegetables, whole grains and fruits, we still pine for hamburgers. Recently, the Food Network tackled the national burger scene in “52 Top Burgers from Coast to Coast.” What a pleasant surprise to find our very own Charm City Burger on the map. Sure we know what a gem it is, but a little national recognition never hurt anyone. Of course we had been to Charm City many times since they opened a few years ago, but we made a special trip to celebrate — any excuse to indulge. Here are a few of our favorites...

Other local burger joint standouts BURGER CRAZE 2096 NE Second St., Deerfield Beach GEORGIE’S ALIBI MONKEY BAR 2266 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors JACK’S OLD FASHION HAMBURGER HOUSE 591 S. Cypress Rd., Pompano Beach LE TUB 1100 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood TUCKER DUKES 1101 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach

[ The Big Sloppy ]

Many chefs will agree, top anything with a fried egg and you’ll be delighted. (OK, maybe not certain flavors of ice cream.) Along with a fried egg, this burger is served up with double cheese, peppered bacon and a hash brown. Don’t try to fight the mess. Just relish in the sheer delight as that bright yellow yolk converts your already sinful burger into a meal from the heavens. If this sounds appealing, but a touch overwhelming, a smaller version known as The Lil Sloppy is also available.

[ The Southern Belle ]

Inspired by cuisine developed south of the Mason-Dixon line, this choice is topped with muenster cheese, barbecue sauce, haystack onions, creamy bacon coleslaw, tomato and garlic aioli.

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[The Volcano ]

If heat is your thing, The Volcano is a must. Topped with pepper jack cheese, volcano sauce (magmainspired hot sauce) and pickled jalapeño.

Hooked Up

For a little more flair (and money) with your patty, you can enjoy your burger “hooked up” with any of the following: thickcut peppered bacon, candied bacon strips, hash brown, fried egg, onion ring topper, sautéed mushrooms, extra cheese, seared foie gras, grilled onions, pickled jalapeño, blue cheese spread and double meat.

Charm City Burger Company is located at 1136 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Visit charmcityburgerco.com for more information.

Some of our other favorites The Emperor

How often do you get treated like royalty? For truffle fans, this choice is a no-brainer. It’s a half-pound Wagyu beef patty topped with sautéed mushrooms, aged Gruyère and truffle aioli.

The Cowboy

The traditional bacon-cheeseburger gets a makeover. The Cowboy is topped with thick-cut peppered bacon, cheddar cheese, sautéed onions and mushrooms. It’s a safe choice, but the cumulative quality of all the toppings elevates The Cowboy beyond your typical bacon-cheeseburger.

Beyond Burgers CHICKEN SANDWICHES We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the folks at Charm City extend their game to chicken sandwiches, a veggie burger and several impressive sides. For a satisfying chicken option, try The Cheffy — topped with candied bacon strips, grilled onions, blue cheese spread, sweet chili sauce, lettuce and tomato. DON’T BE SURPRISED Beyond chicken and burgers, they also offer sushi tuna, which is ground ahi tuna served with kimchi slaw, wasabi aioli and a sweet soy glaze. The Greek is a spiced lamb burger with Greek salad slaw, garlic tzatziki, tomato and feta. Even their turkey burger is full of surprises — 80

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topped with Swiss cheese, cranberry mustard and served on a whole wheat bun.

SALAD? Yes, you can even find kale on the menu. Try the kale and apple salad crunch to offset any negative effects from all the beef, cheese and carbs. If you have kale with your meal, there’s no need to feel guilty for splurging on a big, juicy burger.

THE HIPPIE Our summer intern Daniel is a vegan. And even he found something to eat. The Hippie is a veggie burger made with a blend of beets, ’shrooms, grains and oats. 

MAC AND CHEESE BITES Imagine macaroni and cheese, breaded and then fried. Guess what, you don’t have to imagine it. These sinful morsels are available at Charm City and served with a side of their Volcano sauce.

THE USUALS Of course, any burger place should be judged by its fries, and Charm City’s hand-cut fries are truly addictive. They also serve hand-cut sweet potato fries and tater tots. The formidable beerbattered onion rings are

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A mac and cheese bite—crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside.

a standout and a calorieworthy option to fries. (Can we count onion rings as a vegetable?) DESSERTS Throw caution to the wind and indulge with Oreo fritters. As if Oreos could be improved upon. Served with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and dusted with a bit of powdered sugar. They don’t stop with Oreos. Twinkie fritters are also available.

To read the Food Network’s story on Charm City Burger Company, visit foodnetwork.com/ restaurants/photos/best-burgers-america


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DEERFIELD BEACH

$$ Moderate ($17-$35)

Amante’s. ITALIAN Close to the International Fishing Pier, steps from the sand, stands Amante’s Italian Cuisine (and Bob’s Pizza). It’s a wonderful Italian bistro that caters to everyone. You choose from a fantastic, casual family pizza experience to an elegant dinner and everything in between. Amante’s is usually bustling: filled with locals and visiting guests there for a sumptuous, after-beach meal or pizza. The menu has all the Italian favorite pasta dishes, meat entrées and daily chef specialties. Everything is very well prepared. 2076 NE Second St., 954-426-1030 $$

$ Inexpensive (under $15)

$$$ Expensive ($35-$50) $$$$ Pricey (over $50)

American Rock Bar & Grill. LIVE MUSIC • KARAOKE • JAZZ •

COMEDY Full menu until late, early dinner specials, two-for-one full bar all day, every day with burger specials every day, 4pm7pm. 1600 E. Hillsboro Blvd., 954-428-4539 $$

Baja Cafe. MEXICAN A hometown favorite is Pepe’s spinach

enchiladas with the added chicken or shrimp. It’s creamy and savory with every bite and is served with a heaping helping of refried beans and rice. 1310 N. Federal Highway, 954-596-1304 $

Barracuda Seafood Bar & Grill. SEAFOOD • BRAZILIAN This

spot by the sea serves seafood with a touch of Brazilian flare such as the Bobo de Camarao, shrimp sautéed in coconut milk, saffron, palm oil and yucca cream baked in a cast iron skillet. 1965 NE Second St., 954-531-1290 $$

Café Med. ITALIAN Authentic Italian restaurant right on the

ocean with an Italian chef from Rome. Live music nightly. Serves breakfast and dinner daily. 2096 NE Second St. (at the Wyndham Hotel), 954-596-5840 $$$

Casa Maya. MEXICAN Start with a margarita and it only gets bet-

ter from there. This is not your typical Mexican joint—it’s better. Try

IN THE NORTH BROWARD BEACHES

gobernador tacos: a combination of shrimp with diced poblanos, onions, tomatoes and cilantro on a crispy corn tortilla topped with melted cheese. See, we told you it’s not ordinary. 301 SE 15th Terrace, 954-570-6101 $$

Chanson at the Royal Blues Hotel. SEAFOOD • SEASONAL

Chanson gives you the opportunity to eat a fine, fresh seafood meal, and then take a stroll to see the ocean from which it came. 45 NE 21st Ave., 954-857-2929. $$$$

Deer Creek Grille. AMERICAN Enjoy the club atmosphere with gorgeous views of the plush gardens and waterfall. The restaurant offers daily lunch and dinner specials, a Sunday breakfast buffet and covered patio dining so you can dine al fresco. 2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd., 954-421-5553 $$

Deerfield Beach Cafe. AMERICAN Part of the Deerfield Beach

International Fishing Pier, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to all the beachcombers. So skip the cooler and grab something here—so easy. 202 NE 21st Ave., 954-426-0500 $

JB’s on the Beach. SEAFOOD Glorious beach views and a private glass room perfect for business or family affairs. 300 N. Ocean Way, 954-571-5220 $$$ Kevin’s. SUSHI • THAI The juxtaposition of the outside (a strip mall)— to the inside which is a lovely atmosphere is quite surprising. Kevin’s serves high quality fare for the sushi enthusiast. Very friendly staff serving a lot of regulars. 706 S. Federal Highway, 954-418-3939 $$ La Val de Loire. FRENCH Whether it’s a night out with the family or a romantic dinner for two, this quaint spot in the Cove Shopping Center serves classical French cuisine. 1576 SE Third Court, 954-427-5354 $$$ Little Havana. CUBAN If you are looking for authentic Cuban

food and music accompanied by speedy service then look no further. Little Havana has fantastic lunch specials, and most of their dinner plates will feed two. Their masas de puerco frita and their Little Havana steak are two of the stand-out menu items, aside from their zesty chimichurri. Sadly, you can’t make a meal out of chimichurri, so ask for it on the side with whatever you order. You won’t regret it. 721 N. Federal Highway, 954-427-6000 $$

Luigi Di Roma. ITALIAN Enjoy all your favorite classic Italian dishes served in a clubby room complete with brick arches and warm tones and lighting. 718 S. Federal Highway, 954-531-6151 $$$

Jumbo shrimp, citrus marinated and grilled served with baby arugula, radicchio, and tomatoes at Sette Bello in Fort Lauderdale

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Muddy Waters. ISLAND • AMERICAN A relaxing neighborhood

place offering fresh seafood, chowders, burgers, wraps, salads and plenty of appetizers to go along with their full bar. Finish off with their pretzel crusted tequila key lime pie made in house daily. 2237 W. Hillsboro Blvd., 954-428-6577

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Ocean’s 234. SEAFOOD Amazing views of Deerfield Beach and

the pier with gluten free options available. 234 N. Ocean Blvd., 954-428-2539 $$$

Patio Bar & Grill. AMERICAN  Everything is  freshly  prepared and served just  steps away from the beach. Live music nightly. 2096 NE Second St. (at the Wyndham Hotel), 954-596-8618  $$ Rattlesnake Jake’s. TEX MEX Dive bar close to the beach with live music and plenty of menu items to choose from. 2060 NE Second St., 954-421-4481 $$ Sabor Latino. LATIN A new place in The Cove. 1544 SE Third Court, 954-708-2868

Taj Indian Restaurant. INDIAN We have two words for you:

lamb korma. This classic Indian dish varies from restaurant to restaurant, and while we don’t have their recipe, we can tell you it’s juicy leg of lamb cooked in a rich cream sauce with raisins and cashews. 201 SE 15th Terrace, 954-304-7032 $$

Tamarind. SUSHI • THAI Did you get caught up in a tornado and land in Nobu—that most famous of all sushi restaurants? Probably not. You’re most likely just at Tamarind which offers a hipper vibe than your run-of-the-mill sushi place—and some inventive rolls and Thai entreés. 949 N. Federal Highway, 954-428-8009 $$

Tijuana Taxi Co. MEXICAN Perhaps it’s the all day happy hour

with $5 Cuervo margaritas, but as soon as you enter, the weight of the day lifts off your shoulders. The atmosphere is friendly and fun all around. There is outdoor patio seating available and a large U-shaped bar inside. The portions are generous—certainly enough to take home for lunch the next day. We loved the spicy shrimp tacos—soft flour tortillas filled with Cajun-grilled shrimp in a spicy chile lime sauce, topped with cilantro slaw, avocado and pico de gallo. The menu has a lot more than tacos—there’s all the Mexican favorites plus burgers, sandwiches, steaks and more. And for the little ones there is kids night on Sunday: kids eat for 99 cents from the kids menu. 1015 S. Federal Highway, 954-708-2775 $

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The Tipperary Pub. IRISH • AMERICAN A classic neighborhood

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pub—where if you go often enough, everyone will indeed know your name. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner just in case you need a red eye—half tomato juice, half beer. 1540 SE Third St., 954421-9769 $

Two George’s. SEAFOOD An intracoastal hot spot with live

music, a great view and a legendary Friday happy hour. 1754 SE Third Court, 954-421-9272 $$

Whales’ Rib. SEAFOOD Locals know it well and tourists know

it from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. 2031 NE Second St., 954-4218880 $$

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DINING OUT RESTAURANTS

LIGHTHOUSE POINT Bonefish Mac’s Sports Grille. AMERICAN Bar food and a wide array of televised sports games with a game room for kids. 2002 E. Sample Road, 954-781-6227 $ Bura. NORTHERN ITALIAN Enjoy the intimate atmosphere and

friendly staff. The gnocchi are little delectable dumplings topped with tender chunks of veal in a light tomato broth. 2014 E. Sample Road, 954-597-6909 $$

Cap’s Place. SEAFOOD Lighthouse Point’s own hideaway, sea-

food joint dating back to prohibition. Take the short boat ride over to the restaurant. 2765 NE 28th Court, 954-941-0418 $$$

Fetta Republic. GREEK Traditional Greek offerings close to home. 2420 N. Federal Highway, 954-933-2394 $$

Le Bistro. FRENCH • BISTRO Professional chef, Andy Trousdale serves up both classics and inventive new dishes at this little neighborhood gem. Fresh and local produce is always used and vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free menu items are available. The restaurant also offers cooking classes. 4626 N. Federal Highway, 954-946-9240 $$$

Lito’s Turf & Surf. SEAFOOD • AMERICAN Family-owned and operated with catering options available. 2460 N. Federal Highway, 954-782-8111 $$ The Nauti Dawg Marina Café. AMERICAN Nestled in at the

Lighthouse Point Marina, the Nauti Dawg is a local favorite. Start with the tuna wontons—crispy fried wonton wrappers topped with tuna tartare, seaweed salad, red pepper mayo, wasabi and a hit of sirracha. For a taste of New England, the lobster roll can’t be beat— a generous portion of lobster with just the right amount of mayonnaise. Of course you can’t go wrong with the fresh fish sandwich—ask what the catch of the day is. The fish Reuben is another great sandwich option—just sub in some fresh fish for the pastrami and you’ve got yourself a little healthier version of the classic. All sandwiches come with a side and while French fries are always a delicious option—the restaurant offers a tangy cucumber salad (among other choices) that provides a nice crunch to any sandwich. They are a dog-friendly restaurant. 2830 NE 29th Ave. (at the Lighthouse Point Marina), 954-941-0246 $$

Pampa Gaucho Churrascaria. BRAZILIAN Traditional rodizio for your inner carnivore. 4490 N. Federal Highway, 954943-3595 $$ Papa’s Raw Bar. SUSHI • SEAFOOD Situated next door to their parent restaurant Seafood World, Papa’s indeed seems like the hip child of an established restaurant. While the fresh food is the real star, the Keys-inspired décor certainly accounts for part of their charm. The restaurant serves a selection of clams and oysters on the half shell. There are options for cooked oysters including the black and blue version topped with blue cheese and bacon. The menu also goes way beyond typical raw bar offerings with inventive tacos and sliders. Papa’s also offers a wide array of sushi and sashimi. Start off with one of the towers of Van Buskirk (you’ll find a few menu items named after locals.) The bare naked lady version is a combination of spicy wahoo and tuna with tobiko and masago topped with spicy mayo and served with taro chips. They serve all your classic sushi rolls but the superstars are their specialty rolls. There are plenty of land lubber options including burgers and hibachi offerings. And to wash it all down, they have about a zillion craft beer options and a wine list too. The Bimini Room which is adjacent to the main restaurant is available for private parties and boasts a Hemingway inspired mural—another respectful nod to the Keys. 4610 N. Federal Highway, 754-307-5034 $$

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Seafood World Market & Restaurant. SEAFOOD They offer the freshest seafood with simple ingredients and have a huge selection of seafood to choose from if you want to cook yourself. 4602 N. Federal Highway, 954-942-0740 $$$ Sicilian Oven. ITALIAN • PIZZA High-top seating, casual seating and bar seating to accompany your crispy, thin pizza. Start with the Gorgonzola salad. 2486 N. Federal Highway, 954-785-4155 $

POMPANO BEACH Aconchego Bar and Grill. BRAZILIAN A taste of Brazil  in the

heart of Pompano Beach. Open for lunch and dinner. 7 SE 22nd Ave., 954-782-8040. $

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. PIZZA • WINGS You can cred-

it this place with bringing the whole “coal-fired pizza craze” to South Florida. Pizza and chicken wings—do you need anymore? Try the cauliflower pizza—good and good for you. 1203 S. Federal Highway, 954-942-5550 $$

The Beach Grille. AMERICAN Delicious eats near the beach with the capability to order online. 3414 Atlantic Blvd., 954-9466000 $ Bella Roma Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. ITALIAN • PIZZA

Tasty dishes, large portions and delivery is available. 40 SW 15th St., 954-784-3696 $$

Bobby Rubino’s. BARBECUE • AMERICAN Specials and coupons

are posted daily and catering is available. The restaurant also has a large bar room where you can dine at the bar or booths. This place is a Pompano Beach icon. 2501 N. Federal Highway, 954-781-7550 $$

Brew Fish. BAR AND GRILL Dine outside in the tiki hut overlook-

ing a canal right in Pompano Beach. Comprehensive menu and attentive staff. 200 E. McNab Rd., 954-440-3347 $$

Briny Irish Pub. IRISH • BAR FOOD At the end of East Atlan-

tic Boulevard, steps from the ocean, is Briny’s Irish Pub. There is a large beer selection plus the regular and, dare we say, unique mixed drinks. The kitchen offers an array of bar food as well as some classics like bangers and mash and fish-n-chips. The casual atmosphere is created by an immense array of nautical artifacts and oddities that fill every inch of the pub. The bar is large and there are tables, too—many have ocean views. Music plays constantly, often live with a dance floor if one is inclined. 3440 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-942-3159 $

Bru’s Room Sports Grill. AMERICAN Named after Bob “Bru” Brudzinski , where else would you go to watch the Miami Dolphins play? Wings and other bar food available. 235 S. Federal Highway, 954-785-2227 $ Calypso Restaurant and Raw Bar. CARIBBEAN High-quality ingredients, inventive cooking, and a very welcoming staff. 460 S. Cypress Road, 954-942-1633 $$ Carrabba’s Italian Grill. ITALIAN Open for lunch and dinner and provides gluten free options. 1299 S. Federal Highway, 954782-2688 $$

Checkers Old Munchen. GERMAN Sprechen sie Deutsch? You don’t find many authentic German restaurants around town. So when you’re looking for a change in your restaurant rotation, take a trip back to the old country at Checkers Old Munchen. The restau-


rant’s exposed wood framing is reminiscent of the German half-timbered architectural style and the walls are lined with classic German beer steins. For a traditional German meal, try the wienerschnitzel—it’s divine—a lightly breaded veal cutlet sautéed in lemon butter and topped with homemade brown gravy. The spaetzle (German noodles) are a real homemade treat and not to be missed—throw a little of that brown gravy on them and they could be a meal unto themselves. The red cabbage is both classically sweet and sour and there are other options too including potato dumplings, potato salad and even hot potato salad. As you look around, you can’t help but get the feeling that most of the patrons are returning customers—which, of course, is a great sign. And the next time we get a hankering for some schnitzel, we know where to go. Imbibe to your hearts content with their wide assortment of German beers. 2209 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-785-7565 $$

Chef Dee’s. SUSHI • SEAFOOD A small neighborhood place with

plenty of charm. Impressive sushi rolls and a varied menu with something for everyone. 3919 N. Federal Highway., 954-582-4444

Chez Porky’s. BARBECUE A low-key spot serving a bunch of southern favorites. 105 SW Sixth St., 954-946-5590 $$

Cypress Nook. GERMAN This place has been in business for 38 years—talk about staying power. 201 SE 15th St., 954-781-3464  $ Darrel & Oliver’s Cafe Maxx. INTERNATIONAL This restau-

rant is an anchor of the South Florida fine dining scene. 2601 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-782-0606 $$$$

Dos Amigos. MEXICAN When you feel the hankering for a fajita,

this Pompano Beach spot fits the bill. Try the margaritas too. 1308 N. Federal Highway 954-781-1955 $$

Fish Shack. SEAFOOD A small, roadside seafood shack, for

a small seafood town. This is truly one of those best kept secret type places. With only a handful of tables, we’re selfishly hoping not too many people get in on this secret gem in Pompano Beach. 2862 NE 17th Ave., 954-586-4105 $$

Flanigan’s Seafood Bar & Grill. SEAFOOD • AMERICAN Get green with a deal every day. 2500 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-943-3762 $$

The Foundry. AMERICAN • CONTINENTAL Seating options galore, from bar seating to lounge seating and good old-fashioned casual dining seating. 2781 E. Atlantic Blvd., 754-205-6977 $

Galuppi’s. AMERICAN What could be more entertaining than watching golfers swing and blimps ascend as you sip a drink at an outdoor bar? 1103 N. Federal Highway, 954-785-0226 $

Gianni’s Italian Restaurant. ITALIAN Enjoy traditional Italian fare while you talk to the traditional Italian staff. Don’t skip the romaine salad with the blue cheese. Enjoy cocktails from their new full bar. 1601 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-942-1733 $$ The Gyro Joint. MIDDLE EASTERN Eat in, or carry out. It’s all Greek to me. 165 S. Cypress Road, 954-946-9199 $

Houston’s. AMERICAN Enjoy this contemporary eatery for lunch or dinner. Outdoor bar and seating on the Intracoastal available. 2821 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-783-9499 $$$

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DINING OUT RESTAURANTS J Mark’s. AMERICAN A relaxing, modern restaurant and bar with food and service to match. 1490 NE 23rd St., 954-782-7000 $$$

La Rachetta at Whole Foods Market. PIZZA AND WINE BAR

Get your shopping done while you take care of your appetite. They offer weekly deals on meals and drinks with lots of beers on tap and wines by the glass. For something different, try the sweet southern swine pizza—a light and crispy pizza topped with pork belly, arugula and cheese. Or try one of the plethora of meatballs—all are a satisfying treat. The truffle fries are great with anything. 2411 N. Federal Highway, 954-942-8778 $

La Veranda. ITALIAN The atmosphere is elegant, yet comfortable and warm. Inside or out, one can enjoy a truly special evening in the Tuscany-inspired surroundings. Be it drinks from their full bar, a bottle from the copious wine selection or naturally the Italian food, everything is served perfectly, so expect to be delighted. The staff takes pride in ensuring you are having great experience. There is a big selection of pasta, entrées and traditional dishes, with new favorites to be discovered that the wait staff will happily explain. You can taste the love in their homemade scrumptious desserts. If you’re looking to celebrate or simply treat yourselves to an evening of superior dining, La Veranda is an excellent choice. Reservations are suggested. 2121 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-943-7390 $$ Malulo’s International Seafood. PERUVIAN • SEAFOOD

South American inspired seafood. Located in a strip mall, but so are a lot of places—give it a try. 900 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-785-0014 $

McCoy’s Oceanfront. AMERICAN Located at the beautiful Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, dine indoors or pool-side on the covered patio with the beach as your backdrop. 1200 N. Ocean Blvd., 954-782-0100 $$ Mediterraneo Cucina Siciliana. ITALIAN True Sicilian food

served for dinner only. Closed on Mondays. 420 N. Federal Highway, 754-222-9174 $$

Nikki’s Orange Kitchen. CONTINENTAL Open for breakfast,

lunch and dinner. Organic and gluten free options available. Enjoy the location right across from the Pompano Fishing Pier. Have dinner and take a stroll—it’s why we live here, people. 1 N. Ocean Blvd., Ste 102, 954-532-2771 $$-$$$

Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar. AMERICAN Beach front dining at the Beachcomber Resort—go for the view. 1200 S. Ocean Blvd. 954941-7830 $$$ Ruby’s by the Sea. ITALIAN Italian by the sea is more like it. 2608 N. Ocean Blvd., 954-785-7700 $$ Rusty Hook Tavern. AMERICAN Located on the Pompano In-

tracoastal, sit inside or outside, just keep in mind that the word tavern means a local place to gather around the table. 125 N. Riverside Drive, 954-941-2499 $

Sands Harbor Patio Restaurant. SANDWICHES • WINGS Lo-

cated in the Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina on the intracoastal, sit poolside or water side, either way, you better know how to swim. 125 N. Riverside Drive, 954-942-9100 $

Seaside Grill. SEAFOOD • AMERICAN Enjoy a view of the Atlantic while enjoying fresh seafood and an ice cold cocktail. Don’t worry if you’re not a fish lover—there are plenty of entrée choices from the land. Located at Lighthouse Cove Resort on the ocean. 1406 N. Ocean Blvd., 954-783-3193 $$

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Sette Bello. ITALIAN This is a true gem just south of the Pompano Beach border serving expertly prepared Italian food with quite a bit of a flare. In other words—not like mom used to make…this is way, way better. (No offense to mom.) A perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or a romantic dinner for two. 6241 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954 351-0505 $$$ Shishka Lebanese Grill. MIDDLE EASTERN It’s not easy to make a good falafel (chick peas, fava beans garlic and cilantro seasoned and deep fried, served with tahini sauce) but the ones at Shishka are worth every single calorie. There are plenty of other choices too from the classic hummus to baba ghanouj to chicken and meat shawarma. 1901 N. Federal Highway, 954-943-2999 $$ Spanx the Hog BBQ. BARBECUE Using only natural ingredients, dine in, take out, or order custom catering. 147 S. Cypress Road. 954-590-8342 $ Sunset Catch. ITALIAN • SEAFOOD Fresh seafood served daily, and they even have their very own “wine doctor.” 101 N. Riverside Drive, 954-545-0901 $$ Table 2201. MEDITERRANEAN • SEAFOOD Everything at Table 2201 is made on the premises—even the desserts. We started off our meal with the pygros, a tower of eggplant, potatoes and ground beef topped with a cool yogurt sauce. The dish is reminiscent of the classic Greek dish moussaka, but the cool yogurt sauce replaces the bechemel. Finish off with the Greek yogurt mousse, a lightly sweetened cloud with a hint of cocoa and a strawberry sauce to compliment. Table 2201 has a menu full of your Greek favorites without all of the hooplah. So if you are looking for a genuine Greek dinner without having to dance on tables and yell “opa”—not that there’s anything wrong with that—Table 2201 is a good choice. 2201 E. Atlantic Blvd., 718-600-2236 $$ Take Sushi. JAPANESE • SUSHI Fresh, authentic Japanese fair

delivered to your door? Yes, please. 2714 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-7852442 $

Talay Thai. THAI • JAPANESE A small and cozy place with delivery and carry out. 2233 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-941-1123 $$ Umberto’s of Long Island. ITALIAN • PIZZA When a pizza is named Grandma’s Pizza—you must order it. And trust us, you won’t regret it. There is family tradition baked into every bite. 2780 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-784-7110 $$ Valentino’s Italian Cuisine. ITALIAN • PIZZA An abundance of Italian fare served for lunch or dinner. If you can’t make it over to dine in, fret not, they offer free delivery. 427 S. Federal Highway, 954-545-4881 $$ Wings ‘N Things. WINGS • BARBECUE It doesn’t look like much from the outside but it’s worth trying it out. 150 S. Sixth St., 954781-9464 $ Yakuza. JAPANESE • THAI The contemporary Asian anchored

décor is a feast for the eyes: warm, inviting and totally unique. The attentive servers address each table with personal concern. Central to the dining room is a large classic sushi bar, displaying the fresh fish offerings. But sushi is only part of their menu. Yakuza has a brilliant selection of Japanese and Thai specialties and favorites. We were impressed by the freshness and variety of tastes offered. Modern is a fair descriptor as Yakuza offers unique approaches to traditional Japanese and Thai fare, making them new, unique and their own. Try their specials. 2515 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-951-6077 $$


RED FOX DINER Zuccarelli. ITALIAN • PIZZA This place is more than just a piz-

za joint. From eggplant Parmesan to shrimp fra diavolo, you will leave quite satisfied. The portions are generous and come with a fresh house salad. Bring your breath mints because their warm garlic rolls are on point. 1340 N. Federal Highway, 954-941-1261 $$

Fast & Casual DEERFIELD BEACH Fast & Casual Biondos Pizza Plus. AMERICAN Have you ever been in the

mood for pizza, but your kids crave burgers and fries? Next time, remember that the “plus” in Biondos Pizza Plus is there to settle the food debate. 606 S. Federal Highway, 954-427-7754.

Bob’s Pizza. PIZZA • ITALIAN Pizza served remarkably close to the beach—as if pizza could be get any better. 2076 NE Second St., 954-426-1030

Burger Craze. BURGERS Top quality ingredients come together

to create unique taste sensations. Enjoy juicy burgers, hot dogs, wings and others daily. 2096 NE Second St. (at the Wyndham Hotel), 954-596- 5949 $$

Charlie’s Fish Fry. SEAFOOD Fish and chips, lobster bisque, blackened mahi sandwich among other seafood favorites.. 1200 E. Hillsboro Blvd., 954-573-7198

Charm City. BURGERS Go ahead, order the tater tots, we know you want to. In fact, order anything on their menu. Try the emperor—an American kobe beef patty with aged Swiss, truffled aioli and sautéed mushrooms—a burger fit for a king. 1136 E. Hillsboro Blvd., 954-531-0300 Coffee Cove. COFFEE SHOP With its bright, light colors and

beach inspired theme, this boutique coffee house is locally owned and operated. Serving farm to table cuisine, hand crafted cold and hot beverages from 6am to 10pm. 313 SE 15th Terrace 754333-8782

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Family Owned & Operated SINCE 1989

Lunch & Dinner Full Liquor Bar

Duffy’s Sports Bar and Grill. AMERICAN With more TVs than people, Duffy’s is your destination for all things sports. 401 N. Federal Highway, 954-429-8820 El Jefe. MEXICAN For a truly inventive take on Mexican street

food, this small yet bright and cheery taco joint is full of surprises. Try the El Mistico—a beef barbacoa quesadilla with queso blanco, mole negro and truffle crema. Yes, we said truffles. 27 N. Federal Highway, 954-246-5333

Gelateria. GELATO Cool off with an Italian frozen treat. Offer-

ing more than 26 flavors of gelato right by the sea. Open daily from 12pm to 10pm. 2096 NE Second St. (at the Wyndham Hotel), 694-428-2850

Mawi’s Cafe. ITALIAN Family owned Italian bistro serving breakfast and lunch all day—paninis, bagels, salads, smoothies and more. 1934 S. Third Court, 954-481-8600 Nick’s Pizza. PIZZA Nick’s family moved from the Bronx to Deer-

field Beach 13 years ago and opened Nick’s Pizza. The restaurant offers an extensive Italian catering menu and New York Style pizza. They offer delivery service too.  137 NE Second Ave., 954-421-6700.

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DINING OUT RESTAURANTS The Pickle Barrell. DELICATESSEN Get in touch with your inner New Yorker at this old style deli complete with friendly guys behind the counter filling your sandwich with enough pastrami to feed a family. 33 E. Hillsboro Blvd., 954-427-0650 Olympia Flame. DINER With a traditionally huge diner menu,

you can’t go wrong at the Olympia Flame. Friendly staff makes you feel like a regular—even if you aren’t—but you should be. 80 S. Federal Highway, 954-480-8402

Pizza Piez. ITALIAN 614 SE 10th St., 754-212-2396 The Sticky Bun. DELI • BAKERY • BRUNCH. Everyone will find something to munch on, whether it be their flourless chocolate cake or a short rib panini with fontina cheese and pickled red onions… yum. 1619 SE Third Court, 754-212-5569 Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox. BURGERS The names of the burg-

ers are as unique as what’s inside of them. This place can challenge your burger building skills any day of the week. 1101 S. Powerline Road. 954-708-2035

Umberto’s Pizza. PIZZA Family tradition baked into every bite. Try Grandma’s pizza, square pizza with fresh tomato and basil and of course, mozzarella. 233 N. 21st Ave., 954-421-7200

LIGHTHOUSE POINT Fast & Casual Burger Fi. BURGERS Everything at Burger Fi is cooked to order.

Don’t miss the fries and the larger-than-life onion rings are a meal unto themselves. The breakfast all day burger is topped with a fried egg. 3150 N. Federal Highway, 954-933-7120

Red Fox Diner. DINER Treat yourself to one of the daily specials at the Red Fox and you just may think that you aren’t at a diner at all—but a bonafide restaurant. But if you are in the mood for some comforting diner food, Red Fox never disappoints. From tuna melts, to burgers to some of the best biscuits and gravy around, you will always leave satisfied. Breakfast and lunch served daily. 2041 NE 36th St., (Sample Road) 954-783-7714 Packy’s Sports Pub. SPORTS BAR If you are looking for a local spot to watch the game, Packy’s always seems to pack them in. 4480 N. Federal Highway, 954-657-8423 Westshore Pizza and Cheesesteak. PIZZA • SUBS Plenty to

choose from at this fast-casual joint. Pizza by the slice or the pie, subs and of course, the cheesesteaks. Arrive hungry, the cheese steaks are huge. 3650 N. Federal Highway, 954-393-0322

POMPANO BEACH Fast & Casual

Frozen Treats

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5 Girls Burgers. BURGERS Burgers, better known as broads,

Cold Stone Creamery

Alice’s Xpress Mediterranean Grill. MEDITERRANEAN

2101 N. Federal Highway Pompano Beach 954-783-4200 coldstonecreamery.com

Dairy Queen

2901 N. Federal Highway Pompano Beach 954-943-8390 dairyqueen.com

Frosty Point Ice Cream Parlor

Sprinkles & Scoops Ice Cream Shop 1624 SE Third Court Deerfield Beach 954-482-0432 sprinklesandscoops.com

Uncle Louie G

2657 E. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach 954-782-1113 unclelouiegee.com

Vaniglia E Cioccolato Gelateria

2022 NE 36th St. Lighthouse Point 954-933-1635 frostypoint.com

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt 2488 N. Federal Highway Lighthouse Point 954-582-8077 menchies.com

Razzleberry’s Ice Cream 3412 E. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach 954-943-6944

2096 NE Second St. Deerfield Beach 954-428-2850 gelateriadeerfield.com

served by some badass women. A dream come true. 2659 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-783-8889

Freshly made and authentic regional cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner. 103 NE Third St., 954-941-0410

Antica Roma Caffé. ITALIAN CAFÉ Thank goodness for places

like this, where you can get a classic cappuccino or espresso. They also serve a plethora of Italian panini and desserts. Cannoli anyone? 1915 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-366-4346

Bella Monte Italian Deli. SANDWICHES 2688 E. Atlantic Blvd.,

954-946-0333

Big Louie’s. ITALIAN • PIZZA A South Florida chain offering classic Italian dishes—get down with a generous portion of chicken Parmesan. 2190 N. Federal Highway, 954-942-5510 Brendans. SPORTS BAR Burgers, wings and more—you get the picture. 868 N. Federal Highway,  954-786-0033 Burgers & Suds. BURGERS • HOT DOGS • SANDWICHES. Unique

eats, like a burger served between two glazed donuts. Yes, donuts. 360 E. McNab Road, 954-772-8007

Cafe Brie. SANDWICHES • SALADS A little gem of a place that serves fantastic sandwiches, salads, quiche and desserts. 2765 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-532-7800 Chez Cafe. COFFEE • BAKERY A warm and cozy place to grab breakfast, lunch or a latte. 1631 S. Cypress Road, 954-933-3453 Chi-Town. ITALIAN BEEF • CHICAGO HOT DOGS Get your Chicago hot dog fix here. They also serve Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago square cut pizza. 334 E. McNab Road, 954-951-6465 The Dandee Donut Factory. BAKERY • PASTRIES From the classic old fashioned sour cream to Boston cream, these babies

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are just begging to be dunked. Bagels, breakfast and lunch also available. 1900 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-785-1461

Cafe Sportivo. CAFE Cash only, but don’t let that stop you. They are family owned and operated with a variety of espresso drinks. 2219 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-782-6672 Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House. BURGERS • HOT

DOGS Enjoy a burger and tunes on the ol’ jukebox as you sip your milkshake. And top your burger with some of that secret sauce. 591 S. Cypress Road, 954-942-2844

Jersey Dogs. HOT DOGS • ITALIAN Grab a seat at the counter

and devour a double Italian which is two all-beef hot dogs tucked away in pizza bread and topped with sautéed peppers, potatoes and onions—add a touch of their homemade spicy relish for some kick. And if you are as smart as we are, you’ll buy a jar of relish to take with you because you will want more of that addictive relish. The restaurant also has a seafood night on Wednesdays and an open-mic night on Fridays—but call ahead, the place fills up fast. Yes, this a hot dog joint that accepts reservations. Need we say more? 3330 E. Atlantic Blvd., 754-800-7006

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Jet’s Pizza. PIZZA Try one of the specialty pizzas such as Philly cheese steak with Alfredo sauce or the BLT. 437 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-782-5387 Jukebox Diner. DINER Bright, classic seating, jukeboxes, and

1 Large Cheese Pizza

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954.941.1261

La Cocinita. DELI • SANDWICHES What could be better than oldschool eats? Old-school prices. Where else can you get a burger for a few bucks? 143 S. Cypress Road, 954-942-8778

Lester’s Diner. DINER American comfort fare in a retro setting. 1924 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-783-2109 Lighthouse Cove Tiki Bar. AMERICAN Seaside eats and happy hours. 1406 N. Ocean Blvd., 954-784-2804

Miyako. JAPANESE BUFFET Endless sushi and Japanese fare for a price that is unbeatable. 1157 S. Federal Highway, 954-783-8883

Pasquale’s Pizza. PIZZA Family owned and operated serving

pizza by the pie and by the slice. 2680 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-6010707

Phil’s Heavenly Pizza . PIZZA Seating indoors and outdoors with gluten free pizza options. 2647 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-943-9270 Pudgies Cafe. DELI FOOD • SANDWICHES Serving breakfast and lunch daily, stop in for a burger or an omelette any time any way. 2301 NE 16th St., 954-941-1430 Rocket Pizza. PIZZA In addition to all your typical pizzas, they also serve a BLT pizza among other original offerings. 601 N. Federal Highway, 954-943-5387

Steak Shop & Deli. SANDWICHES Everyone needs a cheese steak now and then. Order one here and you’ll think you’re in the heart of Philly. 1801 E. Sample Road., 954-941-5790 Stingers Pizza. PIZZA • AMERICAN Dine in or order delivery. They will bring your pizza to the beach—a million minds making the world a better place. 1201 S. Ocean Blvd., 954-782-2344 Sunshine Bagel. BAGELS • DELI Serving up bagels and sandwiches in a friendly atmosphere. 260 N. Ocean Blvd., 954-788-7498

Tortillería Mexicana. MEXICAN Looking for a taco that goes beyond ground beef and toppings? Not only will they supply you with fresh, unique tacos, but the corn tortillas are made from scratch daily. Who does that? 1614 E. Sample Rd., 954-943-0057

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HappySNAPS Memorable moments around town

Fun Train

Trinity Church, Lighthouse Point PHOTO BY DANIEL MYERS Campers at the Trinity Learning Center in Lighthouse Point enjoyed a ride  on the train. Choo-choo!

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Pompano Beach Cultural Center Opening Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library PHOTOS BY JEFF GRAVES The kick-off weekend included a live performances, a preview of “Shipwrecked of Reason: Half a Century in Cuban Art” and of course a ribbon cutting. For more information on upcoming events, visit ccpompano.org.

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The Tapestry of Recreation WHY SHOULD CITIES FUND RECREATIONAL opportunities that clearly attract a limited number of residents? A recent newsletter from Pompano Beach commissioner Mike Sobel referred briefly to a $2.5 million annual subsidy for the city golf course. His remark was clearly meant to spark this question among residents. Should all of the city’s taxpayers fund lower fees so residents who choose to golf can do so at a lower rate? Clearly golfers can afford to pay the full amount, right? What about beach visitors expecting a clean, well-maintained beach area or fisherman at area piers getting access to the ocean for much less than the cost to provide? Should parents of local youth pay all the costs for sports fields, lights, etc.?

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So I called city leaders in area cities to probe for answers. The mayor of Lighthouse Point, Glenn Troast summed up the issues this way: “That’s a difficult issue to assess because there are so many intangibles.” Clear answers in black and white are not easy in the arena of recreation and leisure activities. There are not many special formulas or easy comparisons to other cities. What one city spends on a specific program may be very different from what is spent in another city.

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The answer to the question lay within the context of local politics: elected officials who live and govern within each city must campaign face-to-face with residents. If residents are happy about life in their city ...these leaders know it. When residents are unhappy, commissioners hear about it. Recreation is part of everyday life and happy residents go about their days not bothering commissioners. Unhappy residents let their thoughts be known. A large group of seniors in Lighthouse Point wanted to add yoga classes at the library, so they raised there voices and now those are available. Obviously, the funding made sense to enough people. Sure, one can argue that a city “needs” a golf course, city pool or tennis center to attract residents or new businesses. There is some truth to this; but one could say that all those amenities can or should be funded by those who use them. There isn’t a publicly-funded trampoline center and yet those seem to be a whole lot of fun for kids. The long list of area programs is excellent, but clearly I could list many other activities that might be offered to residents. Unfortunately, there is no recreation formula available for any city. The tapestry of our lives involves a variety of aspects that bring us joy and happiness. Many seniors clearly remember being a kid playing at the park or recall being a young parent taking their kids to local sport leagues. Their tax dollars to support those programs pay into a system their grandchildren now enjoy.  Some people fish, some play golf and some like big holiday parades down main street. Together, we make our preferences known and explore new options to create a better quality of life for everyone.  The word “love” is tricky for politicians but I can use it.  Do you “love” living where you live? Why or why not? Using tax dollars to support selected recreational programs and facilities is a critical part of creating that feeling ... but very difficult to quantify. If you don’t love where you live, call your commissioner to suggest new colors for the tapestry.


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