BaCA celebrates first year

By David Volz BaCA celebrated is first year in operation with a street party. BaCA offers

Pompano Beach Middle School students compete in STEM Olympiad

By David Volz Students from Pompano Beach Middle School participated in the Broward SECME-STEM (Science, Technology,

Blanche Ely High School boys’ and girls’ track teams do well at district competition

By David Volz The Blanche Ely High School boys’ and girls’ track teams performed well at

Spring Fling in Pompano Beach

By David Volz Alexandra Perez enjoyed the Spring Fling event in Pompano Beach. She was among

Derby Day Fair and Horse Show


By David Volz

The Fifth Annual Derby Day Fair and Horse Show took place at the Sand and Spurs Equestrian Park. The event included a drill team, various horse and rider competitions and fun activities. There was a bounce house, antique fire truck, hayride, face painting and other fun activities.

U Can Ride, a program that offers riding lessons and helps disabled people by showing them how to ride horses, was part of the event. “We work with special needs children and adults. We use hippotherapy. By having a child ride a horse, their whole body is engaged with riding the horse,” said Sharon Tamayo, one of the operators of U Can Ride. She is working with Jen Gross and Donna Hite to expand the program.

U Can Ride recently began offering its program at the Park. They have two horses and are borrowing an additional three horses. “We are helping children with autism and other disabilities and we also teach people how to ride horses,” said Gross.

Tom Curran of Pompano Beach was pleased to see people coming together to have fun.




First Baptist Church of Pompano Beach celebrates 100th anniversary


By David Volz

First Baptist Church of Pompano Beach celebrated its hundred year anniversary with a carnival, historical presentation and a dinner after the church service over the weekend of May 2 and 3. The church has been in important institution in Pompano Beach. Pastor Ron Harvey said, “This is a great church and we have various ministries,” said Harvey.

The congregation offers basketball and soccer programs and a food and clothing distribution program and Saturday mornings. Darryl Wright and Traci Wright enjoyed the carnival. They brought their son Devin and enjoyed a lunch.

Mayor Lamar Fisher, a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Pompano Beach, enjoyed the event and said the church has helped many people in the City.

Those who came to the event could enjoy a carnival including a barbecue lunch and activities for children. There was also a presentation on the history of the church.