Here are news briefs from around Wilton Manors!


Volunteers needed for Welcome Center

Art Gallery 21 is looking for “Good Neighbor Ambassadors” to serve as volunteers for the new Welcome Center slated to open inside Art Gallery 21 in early November. Once opened, the Welcome Center’s hours of operation will be Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. Good Neighbor Ambassadors will work in pairs with two persons per shift. A total of 16 pairs of volunteers willing to work two four-hour shifts per month are needed. To volunteer or for more information, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Water chlorination

The chlorination of Wilton Manors’ water supply started on Oct. 18 and will end on Nov. 22. This procedure will affect residents in Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Port Everglades, Sea Ranch Lakes, and sections of the Town of Davie, Oakland Park, and Tamarac.


Early voting in Wilton Manors

The Wilton Manors City Commission Chambers will serve as an early voting location for the upcoming general election. Early voting will begin Oct. 24 and end Nov. 6. Hours for voting are Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit


Pet Rescue Benefit & Doggy Fun Fest

The Rotary Club of Oakland Park/Wilton Manors will hold its annual Pet Rescue Benefit & Doggy Fun Fest on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Highway. The event includes a dog agility course, dog pool, vendors, food trucks, beverages, costume contest and music. There will also be a Struttin’ for Strays Walk at 10 a.m.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Funds raised will be used to benefit local animal shelters. Visit for more information.


“Basel Broward” 2016

Rossetti Fine Art has called for entries for its Seventh Annual “Basel Broward” 2016. The juried art competition, which takes place Dec. 8 to Jan. 12, is an open media and open theme exhibit for all 2D and 3D works. Artists are encouraged to “think outside the box” and “push the envelope.” Artists who enter paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, and more can compete for $500 in cash awards. An artist’s reception will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rossetti Fine Art in Wilton Manors. For more information, visit