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 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.

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, April 24-26

By David Volz

The Pompano Beach Seafood Festival is almost here. And it will be as exciting as ever. It will take place from Friday, April 24 through Sunday April 26. The Festival will feature a new layout that stretches along 2,000 feet of newly developed beachfront from Atlantic Boulevard tot the Pompano Fishing Pier. Continuous live music on three stages will be performed while cold drinks and a wide array of seafood will be offered. There will be 140 craft booths offering a huge variety of art and crafts.

Music will begin on Friday at 5:00 p.m. with Motown and Blues, featuring the Blues Brothers Soul Review Tribute. Saturday will feature rock and roll with a variety of local bands anchored by Bad Company and former lead singer Brian Howe and Loverboy. On Sunday, there will be top local country musicians anchored by 15 year old Emily Brooke and The Andrew Morris Band.

Admission is $15 and children under 12 are admitted free. There will be a free trolley service from Wells Fargo and Bank of America Parking lots east of U.S. 1 on Atlantic Boulevard.