Check out the latest news from around Wilton Manors!
Voters choose Concept #1 for welcome signs
According to city officials, over 500 votes were tallied in the city’s online poll asking participants to choose a concept for the city’s proposed entrance signs. Concept #1 received 74 percent of the vote. City staff will refine the concept and bring it back to the commission to approve at a later date.
Police claim two arrests in “Say Something” campaign
The Wilton Manors Police Department credited two recent arrests to its “See Something – Say Something” imitative. “At approximately 11:35 pm last night [Feb. 25] an alert resident quickly called the WMPD to report 2 subjects committing vehicle burglaries in the 300 Block NW 26 Court, Wilton Manors. As officers arrived in the area we immediately located the 2 subjects and detained them. Further investigation revealed these subjects were responsible for 8 vehicle burglaries committed in this area, and they were arrested and charged accordingly. The SEE SOMETHING - SAY SOMETHING initiative worked and this "teamwork" allowed safety to be restored to this residential neighborhood,” wrote Assistant Chief Gary Blocker in an email. Blocker also stated that residents and visitors should lock their car doors because the majority of these crimes are committed with unlocked vehicles.
Music at Mickel
The Caribbean Chillers, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, will be the next installment of the Music at Mickel Concert Series – Friday, March 24 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Mickel Park Concert Pavilion, 2675 NW 7 Ave., Wilton Manors. The event is free to the public. Food trucks and beverages will be available for purchase. Across The Universe, a Beatles tribute band, will perform on April 20. For sponsorship information and more information about the event, call 954-390-2130.
Friends of the Library Book Tent
The Friends of the Wilton Manors Library will hold their Book Tent event on Saturday, March 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, during the Island City Yard Sale. Hundreds of books, videos, and audio materials will be available in exchange for a small donation. Funds raised benefit the Wilton Manors Library.