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Neighborhood association meetings
All three neighborhood associations have upcoming meetings. The Westside Association of Wilton Manors will meet on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Hagen Park Community Center, 2020 Wilton Drive. The Central Area Neighborhood Association will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Hagen Park Community Center. The East Neighborhood Association will hold its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at Independence Hall, 639 NE 26 St. Parking is free at all three meetings.
Oakland Park Oktoberfest
The Oakland Park Oktoberfest, hosted by Funky Buddha, will be held on Oct. 6 from 6 to 11 p.m., Oct. 7 from 1 to 11 p.m., and Oct. 8 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park, 1098 NE 40th Ct. Funky Buddha will be serving German-inspired beer and food inside the Biergarten. There will also be amusement rides, craft vendors, contests, Bavarian folk dancing, music by Sepp Diepolder: Master Yodeler and The Alpine Express Band, "Dachshund Dash," stein races, beer barrel races, apple strudel eating contests, and more. Admission is $5 and free for children 12 and under. Visit oaklandparkfl.gov/228/oktoberfest for more information.
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Blocker named assistant chief
Commander Gary Blocker has been named assistant chief of the Wilton Manors Police Department. “This is a recognition of all the work he does,” said Chief Paul O’Connell, who made the announcement at a recent commission meeting. Blocker, who has been with the department for six years, thanked the community, city manager, and commission for their “support and guidance.” Mayor Gary Resnick said the city was fortunate to have Blocker and “a good police department.”