U Can Ride offers horseback riding lessons and helps those with disabilities

  By David Volz Jennifer Gross loves horses and the opportunity to help others. As one

Cresthaven Elementary School Spring Carnival

By David Volz Cresthaven Elementary School hosted a Spring Carnival on Saturday. Teachers, parents and students

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

Pompano Beach opens Beach Branch Library

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Pompano Beach honors U.S. military veterans


By David Volz

The City of Pompano Beach honored military veterans and military personnel who gave their lives while serving in the military during a special memorial ceremony at Pompano Beach Cemetery. Many veterans attended the ceremony. Mayor Lamar Fisher read a proclamation to honor men and women who have given their lives for their nation. A number of people spoke on the importance of honoring military veterans.

“Memorial Day is significant because people remember what freedom means,” said Fisher. He believes residents should honor military veterans.

Commissioner Rex Hardin believes it is important for people to come to Memorial Day events and honor people who have served in the military.

George Rafajko, vice commander of American Legion Post 142 in Pompano Beach, said “People should remember what Memorial Day means. A lot of people gave their lives while serving in the military.” He served in Vietnam.

The ceremony included a gun salute, the playing of taps and the setting of a table honoring prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action.

Andy Buglione, a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II and Korea, believes it is important to honor those who were killed while serving in the military.

A number of local Boy Scout organizations were present at the ceremony.




731 Retail Shops celebrate grand opening


By David Volz

The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Association celebrated the grand opening of the building known as 731 Retail Shops with a special party and a chance for people in the community to come together and socialize.

Betty’s Soul Food and Bojo’s Seafood Kitchen offered samples of their food and other business owners were available to discuss their services. There are five businesses in the 731 Shops.

“We are celebrating the opening of these businesses and the development of this area. These new businesses are important to the community,” said Shanna Benson, spokesperson for the Pompano Beach CRA.

Brandon Smith of Bojo’s Seafood was pleased that his business is coming along. His family has been in the restaurant business for years.

Betty Taylor of Betty’s Soul Food was also pleased to open her restaurant and see people coming to enjoy the food.  The businesses are located at 731 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.