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BY MARIE PULEO | PHOTOS BY JOE YERKOVICH Melvin Randall, the legendary Blanche Ely High School boys’ basketball coach, was inducted into the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame late last year. Randall, who just entered his 26th year of coaching high school basketball, holds the record in Florida for ...

By Danielle Charbonneau It’s 1:53am when the alarm bell sounds. I listen carefully to its pitch and pattern — there’s different tones to denote if the call has come in for the fire engine, the rescue engine or both. This time the three-tone pitch signals for rescue, which is my ...

Dennica Worrell is an environmental reporter for Pompano! Magazine. Contact her at dennicapearl@gmail.com. By Dennica Worrell At a City Commission meeting on July 24 the City of Pompano Beach unanimously passed a resolution expressing opposition to offshore oil and gas drilling and seismic airgun blasting on Florida’s Atlantic coast. In ...

By Danielle Charbonneau The Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Pompano Beach Fine Food & Wine Celebration will gather some of the city’s finest culinary institutions, craft brewers and wine distributors for one night dedicated to pleasing the palate. This year the celebration will also feature a Champagne fountain, live ...

By Danielle Charbonneau The day I visited CEO Marilynn Wick at Costume World’s newly expanded warehouse in Pompano Beach, she had received a message from three-time Tony award winning actress Glenn Close who was desperate to find the dress she wore in the 1980 Broadway production of “Barnum.” Close collects ...

By Sally J. Ling He would come to the pier about noon every day, walk midway out, unfold his chair, and open his cooler. Popping a cold one, he’d stare out at the ocean. Back in 1958, this New York City lawyer considered his patch of wooden planks: “The best ...

By Danielle Charbonneau The number of Americans ages 65 and older is set to explode from more than 46 million to over 98 million by 2060. Nearly 20 million Americans will be over the age of 85. Florida has the highest concentration of older residents in the U.S.; Adults over the ...

By Marie Puleo As Pompano’s beachside redevelopment continues to unfold – with the opening of the Beach House restaurant, the development of the Pompano Beach Fishing Village, the reconstruction of the pier, and numerous luxury high-rises either under construction or in the pipeline – the city is also striving to ...

READ THE ARTICLE IN MAGAZINE FORMAT HERE. READ IN TEXT FORMAT BELOW. FEAT Paddleboard Superstar June 2018 in POM By Danielle Charbonneau As a 14-year veteran of the Pompano Beach fire department (first as a firefighter paramedic, then as a fire inspector) Victoria Burgess has practice challenging her body and ...

"Self Portrait of the Artist" (c) Laurence Gartel 2017 By Danielle Charbonneau When Boca Raton-based artist Laurence Gartel began exploring digital art in 1975 as an eager 19-year-old in Buffalo, New York, he had a vision. He saw a world in which art would be created using digital technology — ...