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BaCA celebrates first year



By David Volz

BaCA celebrated is first year in operation with a street party. BaCA offers artists an opportunity to develop their talents and to market their work. It is part of a larger effort by the City of Pompano Beach to create an artistic community and center.

BaCA, which is located in a historic former hotel, features artist studios on the second floor and an art gallery on the first floor.

“We want to nurture artists and help them develop their careers,” said Kay Renz, spokesperson. “We want this to become an artistic center.”

The event included a performance by the Spam All Stars, an accomplished band, food trucks, and opportunities for the public to meet the artists. It was also an opportunity to relax and have fun.

BaCA is place where people can feel comfortable producing and developing art. On Wednesday nights, it offers Lyrics Lab where people can sing, give vocal presentations and perform rap music.

Todd Traxler, the first artist to locate at BaCA, said he enjoys working there and loved the birthday celebration.




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, Engineering and Math) Olympiad.

“Our students did well. We made a banner, a mousetrap car and a bottle rocket,” said Susan Hurley, a teacher at Pompano Beach Middle.

The competitions included student teams building and racing specially designed mousetrap cars testing their skills at building water rockets out of two-liter bottles, competing in robotics hand and VEX robotic games competitions. There were essay and art competitions. The goal is to encourage young people to pursue careers in science and engineering.