Check out these news briefs from Wilton Manors!


Shred documents for free

Waste Management and Shred-It will host a free shred event on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Hagen Park. Wilton Manors residents can bring receipts, documents, and other sensitive paper-based information. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill showing a Wilton Manors address, is required. According to Shred-It, the shredded paper will be recycled into new products. Call 954-390-2190 for more information.


Restaurants and bars wanted for Taste of the Island

The organizers of Taste of the Island, Wilton Manors’ annual culinary event, are looking for bars and restaurants to serve up samples for the event. This year it will be held on Monday, Nov. 13 at Richardson Historic Park & Nature Preserve on Wilton Drive. “Taste of the Island is an evening of food and libation featuring local elite food and beverage establishments and spotlighting their culinary and beverage specialties at Wilton Manors’ acclaimed outdoor tasting event,” reads the Taste website – Tickets are now available online. The cost is $30 per ticket before Nov. 1 and $35 after. Bar and restaurant owners who want to participate can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 754-551-5611. Proceeds from the event benefit Wilton Manors Leisure Services, the Kiwanis Club of Wilton Manors, Wilton Manors Historical Society, and the Wilton Manors Development Alliance.


Improvements to Northeast 6 Avenue

On Aug. 5, construction will begin on Northeast 6 Avenue between Oakland Park Boulevard and Commercial Boulevard. Improvements include a new sidewalk on the east side of the road, the relocation of drainage structures, minor widening of the shoulders, the addition of curbs and gutters along the east side of the road, an upgrade in lighting, and an upgrade of crosswalks to meet ADA standards. Lane closures may occur between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. A public meeting on the project will be held on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Oakland Park Municipal Building, Engineering & Community Development Multipurpose Room, 5399 N. Dixie Hwy.


City working on more art

At the July 25 commission meeting, Mayor Gary Resnick said the city was working on the creation of an art in public places program. The program would include a committee of residents and business owners similar to other city volunteer boards and would focus on bringing more public art to Wilton Manors. But Resnick said the committee may be unofficial because he doesn’t think it will work as an official city board because it would then be subject to the state’s Sunshine Law and that would prevent the committee from operating effectively.