News Briefs Around Wilton Manors: Mar. 8, 2017

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Police vehicle purchase

At their Feb. 28 meeting, commissioners approved $47,618 for a police vehicle to be used for the K-9 unit. The cost of the 2017 Ford Interceptor is $26,961. Additional equipment and other costs bring the total cost to $47,618. The money used to purchase the vehicle and equipment is from the city’s Law Enforcement Trust Fund. 


Egg Hunt

Wilton Manors’ annual Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Clement’s Catholic Church, 225 NW 29 St. Children ages newborn to 13 can search for thousands of colorful eggs that Mr. Cottontail has filled with goodies. There will be a bounce house, pony rides, entertainment, pictures with Mr. Cottontail, and more. Visit or call 954-390-2130 for more information.


Deutch staff outreach

Every first Wednesday of the month, the staff from Congressman Ted Deutch’s office will be available at Wilton Manors City Hall to discuss federal-related issues such as healthcare, veterans affairs, Social Security, the IRS, and more. The staff members will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, contact Congressman Deutch's Deputy District Director Theresa Brier at 954-972-6454 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Community Spirit Awards

The Wilton Manors Community Affairs Advisory Board is looking for nominations for its second annual Community Spirit Awards. The Community Spirit Awards are held to recognize residents and business owners “for their spirit of giving.” Nominations should be 250 words or less and include the type of work done by the volunteer, how long they’ve done it, and how it has impacted the community. The chosen honorees will be recognized at the city’s annual volunteer

appreciation event on May 13 and a future commission meeting. The deadline to submit a nomination is March 31. To download a nomination form, visit or call John Goodnight at 954-390-2120.


Art Gallery 21 Presents “The Way We Worked”

Art Gallery 21, in partnership with the City of Wilton Manors, Central Area Neighborhood Association of Wilton Manors, The Pride Center at Equality Park, Stonewall Museum & Archive and The Humanity Project, will host the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “The Way We Worked.” The exhibit will feature rare videos, interviews and photos taken over 150 years. Viewers will be able to explore how the opportunities provided by work became central to the American dream. The exhibit will be on display from Friday, March 24 through Saturday, May 6, from noon to 8 p.m. at Art Gallery 21 at the Woman’s Club of Wilton Manors (600 NE 21st Ct., Wilton Manors, FL 33305). 

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