Wilton Manors

  • Closed For Business: Green Market shuts down due to lack of customers

    Apparently, there isn’t always money in the banana stand.

  • Column: ...And They're Off...

    With only a few weeks to go before the Republican Convention in Cleveland, followed by the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, thought I would take the opportunity to talk politics on a more local level, right here in good ole Wilton Manors.

  • Column: Coup d’état

    I only hope that everyone is safe and sound by the time they read this article. Last night a coup took place here in Wilton Manors, led by a band of community leaders who could no longer tolerate being marginalized and out of favor.

  • Column: Election Overload

    I sit here a bit numb now that October has already arrived, and 2016 is roaring to the finish line as one of the fastest years ever. One bright spot is that Election Day will soon be over, and we can finally be finished with all the insanity we’ve had to endure over the past year.

  • Column: Five Syllables That Matter

    Not a column for supporters of a certain orange celebrity with bad hair. This column is about a five-syllable word.

  • Column: Happy New Year Wilton Manors

    As I sit down to write my article this week, having just welcomed in the New Year a few hours ago, I cannot rid myself of the uncertainty and anxiety of what lies ahead for us all in 2017.

  • Column: La Vie en Rose

    This past week I found myself listening to music sung by Edith Pilaf and other Parisian chanteuses. At first I just thought it was accidental, just enjoying some music of the past. However, as the week went on and still I was listening, singing along, and humming tunes while working, I began to think that something else must be going on.

  • Column: Raise That Flag Wilton Manors

    Like many gay men, I was unaware of the incredible injustice inflicted on transgender individuals and wasn't always an ally of the transgender community.  In 2005, I first engaged in HIV/AIDS activism and befriended several transgender individuals who helped educate me on the complexity of their hardship and struggle, and the intersectionality of our struggles.

  • Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

    Share your stories in “Coming Out Through the Decades”

  • Coming Soon: Wal-Mart Approved in Oakland Park

    Years after purchasing the former Kmart site and multiple rejections by the city commission, Oakland Park has approved Wal-Mart’s plan to build a 121,345 square foot store.

  • Commission Approves City Board Attendance Rules

    Those who volunteer to be on city boards, advisory committees and task forces are repeatedly applauded by commissioners for giving their time and talent in service of the city.

  • Commission Approves Restrictions On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

    Medical marijuana legalization will be on the ballot this November and if it passes commissioners in Wilton Manors want to be ready to contain it.

  • Commission Considers PACE Home Improvement Program

    Wilton Manors homeowners may soon be able to make major home improvements without having to take out a huge loan or pay the entire cost upfront.

  • Commission Debates Direction of Affordable Housing Program

    Should the city provide first-time home buyer assistance? Rental assistance? Both? That’s the question commissioners will have to answer if they want to utilize $280,000 to assist low-income residents who live in the city.

  • Commission Gives Tentative Approval To Former Church Development

    It was standing room only Tuesday night in the Commission Chambers as Wilton Manors commissioners voted on a land use change for the property that was formerly the home of the Center for Spiritual Living.

  • Commission Moves to Require Generators on New Condos

    With an eye towards hurricane season, Wilton Manors commissioners want to require new multi-unit residential buildings to install generators to ensure elevators can still operate in the event of a loss of electricity.

  • Commission Wants Approval Before Variances Requested

    Usually, the commission is the last body to approve projects in the city. But in the future, if city staff members want to request a variance concerning a city-owned property, they may have to go before the commission first.

  • Commissioner Green Wants To Enact Commercial Recycling Program

    For years, Commissioner Tom Green has occasionally talked about commercial recycling.

  • Community Announcement: ‘FREAK SHOW - Wicked Manors 2014’

    The Pride Center is pleased to announce Hunters Nightclub as the presenting sponsor of Wicked Manors – FREAK SHOW to be held on Friday, October 31, 2014 starting at 7 p.m. until Midnight!

  • Consultant Hired to Provide Security Assessment

    To better secure city personnel and facilities, Wilton manors officials have hired Burns & McDonnell, a Fort Lauderdale security firm, to provide consulting services for security risk assessment.