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25th Annual Nautical Flea Market attracts thousands of people


By David Volz

The City of Pompano Beach and the City of Lighthouse Point celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Nautical Flea Market. Thousands of people got together at Pompano Community Park to shop for a nautical items. More than 180 vendors participated in the event.

And everything nautical was for sale. There were new and used boats for sale. People could by fishing rods and reels, jewelry, nautical art, furniture and clothing. And there boat parts for sale. There were events and activities for children and there was live entertainment.

Joshua Silverstein, age 7, had fun at the Flea Market. He spent part of the day casting with a rod and feel. His parents Patricia and Barry Silverstein said their son has been fishing since he was a small child.

Larry Demps was selling fishing equipment including rods, reels and lures. “I enjoy this event,” he said.

Bruce Jakubek was selling rods and reels and also enjoyed the event.

Trent Bohrer was selling boats. “We will sell about three boats today,” he said.

Richard Badame was selling plastic furniture and had a nice day at the event.

The Flea Market offered a fun and festive atmosphere. Many people strolled among the vendors.

The event also included a jazz performance.





Pompano Beach celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


By David Volz

Pompano Beach residents and leaders got together to celebrate Martin King, Jr. Day with a morning parade and a special program.

Members of the Pompano Beach Commission and community leaders walked at the head of the parade. Local church groups, civic organizations, the Blanche Ely High School Marching band and other organizations participated. Then people assembled in the Blanche Ely High School gymnasium for a program. Mayor Lamar Fisher greeted the audience and Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie gave a speech.

Mayor Lamar Fisher believes it important to remember the work that Martin Luther King, Jr. did to bring the nation together and ensure that all people in the United States are free.

Karlton Johnson, the principal of Blanche Ely High School said he believes that young people should never forget the work that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to encourage harmony among people.

Robert Runcie said that progress has been made in bringing people in the United States together but that the nation still has a way to go. He believes that public schools remain segregated and that an underclass still exists.

LaNetta Henry, president of the Kappa Kappa Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority said it important to celebrate the life work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Florida Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed believes it important to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a great planner and motivator during the civil rights movement. She can remember the time when segregation existed in the United States.

City Manager Dennis Beach said Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an incredible man.

The event was fun and festive and people enjoyed the chance to socialize and enjoy a parade.