Here's the latest news from around Wilton Manors!


Meeting Tonight to Discuss Block Grant Program

A special meeting will be held at 6 p.m. tonight, July 19, in the Hagen Park Community Center, 2020 Wilton Drive, to discuss how the city should spend $65,000 in Community Development Block Grant Program money. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide ideas. The money can be spent on capital projects to improve the Highland Estates and the west side of Andrews Avenue south of the Middle River.


Mickel now has free WiFi

Mickel Park is the first public park in Wilton Manors to have free outdoor WiFi access. City officials plan to add free WiFi to all the city’s parks. The next park scheduled to get WiFi is Island City Park Preserve. “Our plan is to continue to upgrade one park each year,” wrote City Manager Leigh Ann Henderson in an email.


Buddha Bash Summer Concert Series

Tonight, July 19, Slow Coast, a Miami-based Blues, Jazz and Rock n’ Roll band, will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. at Funky Buddha Brewery, 1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park. The Takers and Leavers, a Fort Lauderdale-based alternative rock and indie band, will perform on July 26. Both performances are free and part of the Buddha Bash Summer Concert Series.


Commission meeting cancelled

The Aug. 8 Wilton Manors Commission meeting has been cancelled. Commissioners will meet on Aug. 22.


Andrews Avenue Bridge Resurfacing

The resurfacing of the bridge on the south end of Andrews Avenue, between Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale, is expected to be completed by Aug. 18. All major roadway work will be completed during non-peak hours.a