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By Dawne Richards
After interviewing some of the boys in the Singing Sons, Pompano Today caught up with a parent of one of the boys. Candy Russo’s son Ryan is currently a boychoir member. She told us, “Singing Sons has introduced Ryan to a whole different world of music, not just him but my other two kids as well. They all appreciate all kinds of music, even symphonies, which I don’t think they would have had before, for the finer kind of music, rather than what they usually listen to.”
While the October edition of East Village Uncorked was a washout (hello, torrential rain and high winds!), there was plenty of sunny news. The GreenMarket returned for the season, the new Job Placement Center had a notable win, and the east end of Atlantic Boulevard looks fabulous.
East Atlantic Boulevard Grand Reopening Celebration
Folks of all ages enjoyed the beautiful new look of Atlantic Boulevard between A1A and the beach.
CRA Job Placement Center Client Hired
The Pompano Beach Business Resource Center’s Job Placement Center has successfully helped find one of its clients a full time job at Precision Metal Industries. Precision Metal is a 25 year old company in Pompano Beach that provides industrial services such as sheet metal fabrication, machining, laser cutting, robotic welding, and manufactures missile containers. If you are currently unemployed or under-employed, you can register free of charge at the Job Placement Center. You can contact them at 954.586.1111.
Buy Local and Eat Fresh: GreenMarket Pompano Returns for its Ninth Season
The Market reopened on Saturday, October 22, and will be open every Saturday from 8am – 1pm through late April (except Christmas and New Year’s). GreenMarket Pompano is located at the northeast corner of Dixie Highway and Atlantic Boulevard in Old Pompano. The market features fresh fruits and vegetables, juices, seafood, baked goods, gourmet coffee and more! Live entertainment and special events are scheduled throughout the season. While at the market, you can register to win $25 in GreenMarket Bucks! A new winner will be chosen weekly. GreenMarket Pompano Beach is presented by the Pompano Beach Historical Society in partnership with the Pompano Beach CRA. Interested in being a vendor? Contact Market Manager Joseph Yacino at 954.260.3136 or visit greenmarketpompano.com to download a vendor application.
Want to get involved? The CRA is looking for volunteers to help staff a CRA booth at the market. Volunteer responsibilities will include making sure the booth is set up, answering CRA – related questions and collecting “register to win” slips. For more information, call Jeanine Parisi at 954.786.7824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collier City Update
CRA Consultant Bermillo Ajamil made a brief presentation to the NW CRA Advisory Committee in October and gave an update on proposed plans for future implementation throughout the community. This was a prelude to the presentation made to the CRA Board on October 18 seeking approval and future funding support for a variety of projects. Many of the proposed improvements reflect community input from a survey and two public meetings. The CRA is hopeful to be able to lead the City in this new round of activity for this community.
Grant Approved for Beloved Jukebox Diner, Returning in November
The CRA Board recently approved a Strategic Investment Program grant in the amount of $4,509 for the Jukebox Diner for tenant improvements to the property located at 2771 East Atlantic Boulevard in Harbor Village. The Strategic Investment Program is available for interior aesthetic improvements and tenant improvements to existing buildings. The Jukebox Diner is a modern rendition of the classic 50′s diner offering breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a specialty ice cream counter. The original Jukebox Diner was located on A1A in Pompano Beach until Hurricane Wilma destroyed the property in 2005. In the new location, locals and visitors alike will enjoy home-cooked meals in a fun and comforting atmosphere while listening to tunes playing on the Jukebox. Planned improvements include constructing new walls to separate kitchen and dining areas, a new handicapped – accessible restroom, a new glass block counter, electrical work, plumbing work, and diner decor to make this currently vacant space usable for the Jukebox Diner. The restaurant is expected to open in November.