Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt

Thousands of Easter eggs will be ripe for the picking on March 19 at Mickel Park, 2675 NW 7th Ave., during the city’s Annual Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt. The egg hunt starts promptly at 10:15 a.m. but there will also be entertainment, concessions, pictures with Mr. Cottontail and more. The event is free and open to children, from newborns to 13. Additional parking is available at St. Clement Church, 225 NW 29 St. A shuttle will carry passengers to Mickel every 10 minutes.

 

New Parking Meters Will Take Credit Cards

Don’t always have change available for a Wilton Manors parking meter? That won’t be a problem anymore. Soon, the city will replace the coin only single parking space meters and replace them with meters that accept coins and credit cards.

On Feb. 23, commissioners voted to spend $83,575 to purchase and install 130 of the new meters. The new meters will also be installed at a height that is more user friendly for those in wheelchairs. The meters not being replaced will also be lowered. IPS Group will install the meters and lower the existing ones. “We do have a lot of handicapped people who complain. It’s very important we have these lowered,” said Commissioner Julie Carson. 

Bob Mays, finance director and parking contract administrator, recommended the new meters because it is becoming increasingly difficult and costly to maintain the current ones. He also estimates that the new meters will result in an increase in revenue – from $193 per meter to $290. “The new meters should pay for themselves in about 2 years,” Mays wrote. He expects the meters to have a life of about five to seven years.

 

Sponsors Needed for Wilton Manors Elementary’s Science Night

Science Night at Wilton Manors Elementary won’t feature the standard paper mache volcano, but vinegar and baking soda will still be mixed to get that classic chemical reaction.

That will be one of 15 science stations set up to teach students about various scientific principles, including photosynthesis, the water cycle, sound waves, fossilization, magnetization, electricity, matter and simple machines.

Sharon Heinle, a teacher’s assistant with a background in science lab, is organizing the event, which takes place every year at the school. This year, it will be held in the school cafeteria on April 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Some of the activities correlate with the state standards they have to know,” Heinle said. “This is the first year we have organized it ourselves.”

But it’s also fun.

“The kids love it. They really do.” 

Wilton Manors Elementary is located at 2401 NE 3 Ave. To sponsor one of the stations, $50 each, call 754-322-8950.