Wilton Manors Gazette

  • City To Offer Assistance To Two First Time Home Buyers 

    (WMG) One of the least affordable cities in the Broward County will soon be offering first-time buyers affordable housing assistance.

  • City to Pave Lot Near Bona Pizza

    There’s almost no parking near Bona Pizza. That’s why the new owners, Glen Weinzimer and Mark Byrd, are glad the city has provided the parking lot close to their restaurant at Northeast 11 Avenue and Northeast 23 Drive.

  • City to Regulate Vacation Rentals

    City commissioners have unanimously approved new regulations on vacation home rentals but stopped short of going as far as some residents would have liked.

  • City to Review Carbon Footprint

    As part of the city’s Biannual Strategic Plan, officials will assess the city’s greenhouse gas output. Assistant City Manager Pamela Landi told commissioners at their July 25 meeting that the city also plans to do a greenhouse gas assessment of the entire city.

  • City to Revise Marijuana Dispensary Regulations

    In the wake of Oakland Park lifting its moratorium on medical marijuana treatment centers and dispensaries, Wilton Manors officials have begun the process of revising their own ordinances.

  • City to Take Over Stonewall Street Festival and Parade in June

    City officials say anyone can put together a parade or festival along Wilton Drive or any other part of the city. But this year’s official June Stonewall festival will be organized by a city-led committee.

  • City, Police Department Sign Three-year PBA Contract

    If you want to get a contract signed with the police quickly and cheaply, just get rid of the lawyers.

  • City’s New Parking Lot Opening Soon

    The city’s new parking lot is expected to be open sometime next week. Finance Director Bob Mays estimated the 23-space lot would be open sometime between April 13 and 15.

  • Classical Music and Jazz

    While symphony orchestras across the country still continue to deal with the aftermath of the Great Recession and dwindling donations, the South Florida Symphony continues to buck the trend.

  • Closings Highlight High Rents on Wilton Drive

    Todd Bowe said his former business, Novel Tea, was at the “cheap end” of Wilton Drive – the southern portion across the street from city hall. But even that wasn’t cheap enough. Bowe said high rent was one of the reasons he and his partner, Rey Delgado, sold their businesses at the end of July.

  • Coins Returned to Commissioner’s Family 50 Years Later

    Decades after they left their hometown of Charleston in Mississippi County, Missouri, Wilton Manors Commissioner Julie Carson’s family got a surprise – stolen coins, owned by Carson’s brother, Jed, were returned by police. 

  • Collecting Shells? There’s A Club For That

    Lovers of the beach and wanna be mermaids take note – there is a Shell Club of Broward County and yes, you should join.

  • Color Theory Workshop

    Artists can learn how to better use color during the Color Theory Workshop on Feb. 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Art Gallery 21, 600 NE 21 Ct.

  • Colorful Business Names Are a Part of Wilton Drive

    With the opening of G Spot Bar earlier this month, a trend on Wilton Drive shows no sign of slowing: businesses with colorful and double entendre names.

  • Column: “WilMa Est Omnis Divisa in Partes Tres”

    The three parts of Wilton Manors

  • Column: 2015 - The Year of Code Enforcement In Wilton Manors

    The reality that 2015 has moved past the “new year” stage is beginning to hit home. Easter is fast approaching, the June Stonewall Festival is on the front burner, and this year will be sliding fast into the yearbook before we know it.

  • Column: 2017 - Already One Hell of A Ride

    So far, 2017 has been one hell of a ride. June is already here, which means that it is time to get moving on my “To Do List” for 2017. Almost half a year is gone, and the second half has a habit of going by at a much faster pace. The arrival of June also reminds me to take some time out to celebrate the Summer Solstice later this month, making a Midsummer Night’s Dream by stirring up some merriment and awakening the spirit of mirth. 

  • Column: A Breakthrough in Real Estate Valuation

    Over the last several columns I have hinted at a project on which I've been working. The Zillow “Zestimate” is the bane of many Realtors' existence, given its broad inaccuracies at a micro/neighborhood level. I've suggested that better automated tools may be available soon. I am pleased to announce that day has come.

  • Column: A Changing Landscape

    Last year as I rode the train from NYC along the Jersey coast to visit my father, I wrote an article about the reasons for candidate Trump’s populist rise to the top. 

  • Column: A Fairy’s Tale…

    Once upon a time, there was a crafty courtier who masterly went about serving his Queen in the land of the Island Realm.