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

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

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By David Volz

The Pompano Beach Seafood Festival was a huge success as thousands of people enjoyed wonderful seafood, music, fun and camaraderie. There was something for everyone and people had a great time.

There was continuous live music on three stages and there were 140 craft booths offering a huge variety of art and crafts.

On Saturday there was rock and roll with a variety of local bands anchored by Bad Company and former lead singer Brian Howe and Loverboy.

Vele Dabeski enjoyed the chance to serve top notch seafood to people who came to the event. “We were offering crab cakes, coconut shrimp and grouper. This is a nice event,” he said.

Denine Priddy said, “We are offering a wide variety of seafood items. We love being here.”

Mylo Anthony, a manager and performer with the Lifeline band said he and his fellow performers enjoyed the opportunity to perform.

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Pompano Beach to hold grand opening for new Beach Library

By David Volz

The City of Pompano Beach is celebrating the grand opening of the new Beach Branch Library located at the SE corner of NE 2nd Street and Riverside Drive on April 29. The event will celebrate the beginning of this new and beautiful addition to the barrier island in Pompano Beach. The Grand Opening event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will include an official ribbon cutting ceremony with the Pompano Beach City Commission and Broward County Commission. Refreshments will be served.

The 5,400 square foot library, within steps from the beach, features a 1,000 square foot meeting room and a veranda with outdoor seating overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. The old beach library building, which used to be located in the Pompano Fishing Pier Parking Lot, had to be demolished ahead of the new pier development. The City’s Community Redevelopment Agency, has been working hand-in-hand with Broward County library staff to make the transition to the new library site possible.