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Young people show their artwork at ArtHall


By David Volz

Katharine Tuttle loves to create artwork and is very talented in water color, pastel, oil and charcoal.

She is very creative in nature and has produced high quality artwork showing leaves and water droplets. She has also created artwork showing objects such as forks. A student at Pompano Beach High School, she was among about 25 artists who participated in a presentation known as ArtStart in ArtHall at the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Business Resource Center.


Nicole Spade also enjoyed the chance to show her work at ArtStart. “I do art work for fun. I love to produce drawings in pencil,” she said.

Alaine Spade was pleased with a painting she produced of a cat. She found a picture of the cat in the Internet and painted in soft pastel. “I enjoy drawing and creating artwork in soft pastel,” she said.

Her mother, Simone Spade, an art teacher is proud of the artistic achievements of her daughters. She enjoys attending ArtHall and was pleased that the work of her daughters was displayed during the event.

“I love this event. It brings the community together and showcases the artwork of people in the community,” said Simone Spade.

Alicia Theis, a student at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale displayed artwork she had produced in pencil and water color. “I like being a part of ArtHall. I enjoy produce artwork and I want to become an illustrator,” she said.

Susan Kores, program director for the Business Resource Center was pleased with the event. Her children, Ryan and Rose Kores displayed artwork they had produced. “This was nice event. We displayed the work of young people who live or go school in the Pompano Beach area,” she said.

In addition to visual arts, there were performing arts. A band made up of Pompano Beach young people known as the Juggernaut performed. Zoe Fromer, who sings jazz music performed.

Also, people could view the art the BaCA building. There were food trucks and people could socialize in a pleasant atmosphere.


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Extreme Kayak Fishing Summer Slam Part Two


By David Volz

Jack Daugherty was glad to win first place at the Extreme Kayak Fishing Summer Slam Part Two at Pompano Beach. He caught two Kingfish and had a total weight of 51.7 pounds of fish. “I enjoyed the tournament and it was great to win,” he said.

As first place winner, he received $3,500 and a trophy. The second place winner received $1,500 and a kayak and the third place winner received $500 and a kayak.

Joe Kraatz, won second, John Sims, won third, Carl Torres, won fourth place, and Justin Moody took fifth place

Maria Hector, an organizer of the Summer Slam Two was pleased with the event. There were 108 anglers in the tournament. “We had plenty of sunshine. We had people catching big Kingfish, three sailfish and other fish. It was a great tournament,” said Hector.

Justin Moody caught a large wahoo. “I enjoyed the fishing but with Extreme Kayak Fishing you had to do everything. It is a challenge,” he said.

John Sims caught a large Cobia. “It was challenging. My arms feel like noodles but I really enjoyed this tournament,” he said. Simms is a member of the Cooper City Commission.

The event was very festive and people had a good time.