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The commissioners covered a variety of topics during their recent meeting.

- Kim Swan, Editor


Commissioners Cover Luxury Townhomes, Barking Nightmares & More in Meeting

By John Hayden

After months of delays and uncertainty, The Wilton Yards Townhome Project at 2700 NE 9th Ave., has moved forward.

During their meeting on June 11, the city commissioners approved several technical but necessary steps. Wilton Yards will be a three-building campus made up of 18 luxury townhomes. Each building will be three stories with six 2300-sq-ft units with two car garages.

Developers will now go to the Broward County Commission for their approval. They hope to demolish existing structures by the end of the year and start construction in early 2025. 

Making Noise

After several residents made complaints about excessive and extended barking by neighbors’ dogs, WMPD Chief Blocker researched pet noise ordinances in other Florida municipalities. 

Commissioners were simultaneously supportive and skeptical. Vice Mayor Mike Bracchi is concerned about singling out animal-related noise. 

“I don’t want to start creating different categories based on the type of noise.” 

There were also questions about how long barking goes on, how many people need to witness the noise and if electronic evidence (audio recording) should be required. What everyone did seem to agree on is that the current noise ordinance is out of date and often ineffective. 

It was also suggested that there are very few pet-related complaints and the city should think carefully before getting involved. 

A pet-related ordinance is being drafted.


Summer Specials

Bagels & Co. in Wilton Manors has announced that a portion of sales of its rainbow bagels sold during Pride Month will benefit The Pride Center at Equality Park and Our Fund. The neighborhood café also will be serving free coffee from 7-10 a.m. on Pride Day, Friday, June 28.

Klassic Coffee Klatch Brings Isolated Seniors Together

For those living in communities like Wilton Manors and Palm Springs, California, it can be easy to forget the challenges of living an openly gay life in less tolerant places. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the coffee klatch was created to connect isolated seniors to their peers.


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Weekly Events

TODAY: Cocktail Making Class

Join No Manors for a fun Cocktail Making Class where you'll learn to mix, shake, and sip delicious drinks with friends.

WEDS: Wellness Program Yogic Movement and Meditation

Join The Pride Center for an evening of blissful yogic movement and meditation where you can find inner peace and tranquility. 

THURS: Live Motown Music & $10 Martinis

Enjoy a night of live Motown tunes and delicious martinis at "Motown & Martinis."

FRI: Tao Tantra: Practices for Sexual Mastery and Health for Men

Learn simple taoist/tantra practices to become multi-orgasmic and transform your health, sense of well-being, and relationships.

SAT: Throwback Drag Brunch

Get ready to travel back in time and experience a fabulous Drag Brunch filled with nostalgia, glitz, and glamour at The Well.

SUN: Love and Clay: Couple's Pottery Class

Surprise your significant other with an unusual and creative activity for your date. Create a painted functional crockery item together.

Job Opportunities

Community Outreach Coordinator -- Fort Lauderdale

The Law Office of the Public Defender for the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Broward County is seeking an engaging, talented, and professional Community Outreach Coordinator to maintain all community outreach activities. Full-time, $50,000 - $90,000 a year. 

Executive Assistant -- Fort Lauderdale

Liquivida is looking for a skilled and highly organized Executive Assistant to join the team. The ideal candidate will be resourceful, detail-oriented, and capable of managing a wide range of administrative tasks to ensure the seamless operation of the CEO and Executive team. Full-time, $70,000 - $90,000 a year.

Mike's Deal

Carrot Express is offering a special of $9.99 for Açaí by using the code ACAILOVER. Running from June 24-30.

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