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Pompano Beach Elks Lodge celebrates the Fourth of July


By David Volz

Members of the Pompano Beach Elks Lodge celebrated the Fourth of July with an indoor picnic. Air conditioning made the indoors a more comfortable place to eat, drink, talk with friends and dance.

The event included a BBQ lunch, dancing and a chance to relax and visit with old and new friends.

“We are all having a good time today,” said Craig Drums,” chairman of the Fourth of July event.”

Roy Kronenberg, a member of the Pompano Beach Elks Lodge for 36 years loved the Fourth of July celebration. “This is great. People are having a good time today,” he said. Roy spent the day with longtime friends in the Lodge.

Kate Scudder, bar manager said she was glad to see longtime members getting together and having fun.

Greg Knowles and Tom Mulligan were among the volunteers who enjoyed preparing food for the event. Money raised from Elks Lodge events goes toward charity.




Mark Berman is the new Pompano Beach city attorney


By David Volz

The Pompano Beach City Commission has selected Mark Berman to serve as the new city attorney. He has served as assistant city attorney with the City of Pompano Beach since 1995.  Berman has nearly twenty years of local government law experience and will begin in his new position on August 24.

Mayor Lamar Fisher said, “Mr. Berman’s extensive legal experience in city, county and local government as well as his knowledge of Pompano Beach makes him the perfect selection for city attorney”.

Berman has been board certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in city, county and local government law. His professional experience includes time as a Broward County assistant state attorney as well as in private practice. Mark is also a certified circuit and county court mediator.

Berman earned his Juris Doctor Degree at the University Of Miami School Of Law and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Delaware.

The city attorney position became available after the current city attorney, Gordon Linn, announced his intention to retire after serving more than twenty years as city attorney.