Many people came to the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival. They enjoyed wonderful seafood, music, fun and camaraderie. There was something for everyone and people had a great time.

There was continuous live music on three stages and there were 140 craft booths offering a huge variety of art and crafts.

On Saturday there was rock and roll with a variety of local bands anchored by Bad Company and former lead singer Brian Howe and Loverboy.

Vele Dabeski enjoyed the chance to serve top notch seafood to people who came to the event. “We were offering crab cakes, coconut shrimp and grouper. This is a nice event,” he said.

Denine Priddy said, “We are offering a wide variety of seafood items. We love being here.”

Mylo Anthony, a manager and performer with the Lifeline band said he and his fellow performers enjoyed the opportunity to perform.



Cancer is a terrible disease that takes too many lives. Many people are fighting this disease by participating in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life to raise money for research on various forms of cancer. Pictured here, people walk the track at Coral Springs High School.


Members of the Coral Springs Charter High School Student Government Association participated in the Relay for life at Coral Springs High School. Members walked the track to raise money for the American Cancer Society. “I think it is important that we work to fight against cancer,”  said incoming president Adrienne McChrystal. The young people enjoyed the chance to come together and participate in the event.


People are walking around the track at Coral Springs High School to raise money for the fight against cancer. There are school groups and corporations present. And there are people who are walking in honor of loved ones who have died from cancer. Survivors and those who have died from cancer will be honored during the Relay for Life.  Pictured above are members of the Coral Glades High School Key Club and the National History Honor Society.

Coral Springs Fire Chief Frank Babinec said, “We have had three firefighters with cancer over the past year and we are doing everything we can to support them,” he said.

Cathy Puleo was among a group of teachers and students from Coral Springs Middle School who were walking to honor Nancy Powers, a former teacher at the school who died from cancer.

Tracy Hartung lost her husband to brain cancer. She and family and friends participated in the walk.




The Coral Springs Charter Softball Team defeated King’s Academy 8-0 to win a regional quarter final game. Kayla Scaperrotta was the top player for the Panthers with two hits, an RBI and a run scored. Coral Springs Charter plays Calvary Christian on Tuesday.

The Florida Senate agreed to a restriction that would require women to wait 24 hours to get an abortion. The Florida House has already passed this legislation and Gov. Rick Scott is expected to sign it into law. Women will have to have an ultrasound and receive information about an abortion and then wait 24 hours before having the procedure done.

Coral Springs Relay for Life will take place on Saturday from noon to midnight at Coral Springs High School. Cancer survivors will be honored and people will raise money for the fight against cancer by walking around the school’s running track.


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