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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 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 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 ...

4Ocean Clears Pounds of Pollution One Bracelet at a Time June 8 marks World Oceans Day. Marches in Washington D.C. and simultaneous events across the nation will honor the sea and help spread awareness about issues affecting the ocean’s fragile ecosystem. In the same spirit, we highlight some local, ocean-oriented ...

"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 — ...

By Danielle Charbonneau Wearing rectangular black-rimmed glasses and a yellow button-up shirt under a khaki blazer on the first episode of CBS’s 35th season of “Survivor” Dr. Michael Zahalsky — or “Dr. Mike” as he goes by on the show — came off as the ultimate nerd. He stands stoically ...

By Danielle Charbonneau The instructor helps Danielle's boyfriend Baris strap on his flyboard in the aquamarine waters of Aruba. By Danielle Charbonneau   One of my favorite holiday traditions as an adolescent was watching “Jingle All the Way” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold plays a determined dad on a mission to buy ...