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Taste of the Island tickets on sale
Tickets for Taste of the Island are on sale online and in Wilton Manors at the Hagen Park Community Center, the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library, and Sterling Accounting.
Taste of the Island is an annual event where local bars and restaurants provide food and beverage samples. Tickets are $30 before Nov. 1 and $35 after. The number of tickets is limited. The event is on Monday, Nov. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve, 1937 Wilton Drive. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Kiwanis Club of Wilton Manors, the Wilton Manors Historical Society, Wilton Manors Development Alliance, and the Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department. Visit tasteoftheisland.org to buy tickets or for more information.
Prescription Drug Take Back
The Wilton Manors Police Department will observe National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by asking residents to donate expired or unnecessary prescription medication. Unused medication is sometimes abused by individuals, and flushing pills down the toilet has been shown to negatively impact drinking water quality and the environment. To prevent both of those outcomes, police ask that medication be donated so it can be properly destroyed. Police will be collecting prescriptions on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive.
Neighborhood Block Party
Wilton Manors’ second Neighborhood Block Party will be held on Monday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Richard C. Sullivan Library, 500 NE 26 St. Games, activities, refreshments, tables, and chairs will be provided. Those who attend are asked to bring food to share with others. The idea for having block parties came from Mayor Gary Resnick who said that he wanted to encourage people to reduce their social media usage in favor of more face to face contact.
City spends $903,000 to replace water pipes
At their meeting on Oct. 10, commissioners approved $903,498 to pay Murphy Pipeline Contractors to replace two water lines under Wilton Drive and Northeast 21 Street. The lines will be replaced with a method called pipe bursting, whereby new pipe is threaded through the old pipe. It removes the need to dig long trenches. Wilton Manors piggy-backed off an existing contract the City of Altamonte Springs has with Murphy Pipeline Contractors. “This is incredibly important to our infrastructure. Yes, we do pay attention to our infrastructure,” said Commissioner Julie Carson.
Art Gallery 21 new hours
Wilton Manors’ Art Gallery 21, located in the Woman’s Club of Wilton Manors, 600 NE 21 Ct., has new hours of operation – Friday and Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Visit artgallery21.org for more information.