Category | Community Services

Bullying Problem? “Wishaphants” to the Rescue

Posted on 14 November 2012

The national bullying epidemic knows no age boundaries, with stories of its tragic consequences reported in the halls of higher learning (as witnessed by the Rutgers’ bullying/suicide) as well as on the playground. One man who has made a local commitment to bring the crusade against bullying to a younger segment is Norman Rea, the […]


Non-Profit Services Directory

Posted on 30 October 2012

AIDS Healthcare Foundation/Out of the Closet HIV testing, client services, STD’s testing & treatment, AHF Pharmacy. 2097 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors (954) 318-6997 Brian Neal Fitness & Health Foundation Weekly group workouts, gym membership, nutrition and life mentoring classes by professionals, online programs, exercise, and health monitoring for persons living with HIV/AIDS and other life-challenging […]

Art Walk Has New Owners with Familiar Faces

Posted on 17 October 2012

By Dale Madison It’s hard to believe that Wilton Manors Art Walk is now turning seven years old. What began as an art gallery owner’s vision to entice residents to stroll along “the Drive” for an evening of art, wine, and cheese has become a call to action to explore everything that Wilton Manors has […]

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After 7 Years, It’s Still “Guido to the Rescue” Canned Food Drive Makes Life Richer for Many in Need

Posted on 12 October 2012

By DALE MADISON Seven years ago, Paul Renaldo witnessed the suffering being experienced at several local food pantries and service agencies, in the aftermath of the Summer of Hurricanes (better known as “2005”). Among these, Shadowood II suffered a significant loss: With no generator, this home for some 70 souls lost all of its clients’ […]

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Lips Fundraiser Nets Nearly $6K for Women in Distress

Posted on 03 October 2012

By DALE MADISON On September 23, Women In Distress of Broward County (WID) held a fundraising event at Lips Cabaret: The Ultimate in Drag Dining (1421 E Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park). The evening, entitled “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” was a tribute to the late Whitney Houston and Donna Summer, a one-night event that […]

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Terry DeCarlo: A Community Friend in Need, Indeed

Posted on 29 September 2012

By Dale Madison Few individuals have been as vocal and visible as Terry De Carlo, a familiar face to both community members and colleagues in the non-profit sector, in which Terry has worked admirably and with dedication for two decades, with a focus on HIV-AIDS. De Carlo, the Director of Development for Broward House (the […]

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David Kitchen: Living Free, Riding Smart

Posted on 19 September 2012

By Dale Madison David Kitchen has such a familiar face that it might take a second for you to remember exactly from where you know him. The ever-conscientious, ever-smiling Kitchen, who works at Rosie’s Bar and Grill in Wilton Manors, will once more participate in the Smart Ride. What’s different for Kitchen is that this […]

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Imperial Point: A HOMETOWN Hospital

Posted on 12 September 2012

By Dale Madison Just like Betty White in an episode of “Golden Girls” trying to hold her breath in a hospital elevator so she wouldn’t get sick, many of us disdain even the idea of visiting a hospital for fear we might catch something that’s airborne. It makes the fear of getting sick worse for […]

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Dean Yanakis: Fortunate to Be Helping Those Less Fortunate

Posted on 05 September 2012

By DALE MADISON Personal trainer Dean Yanakis found more than a home when he moved to South Florida: He found a calling. He relates that his move to South Florida from the northeast—first to Fort Lauderdale, and then eventually to Wilton Manors— landed him a great condo, which doubles as a home-training facility, where he […]

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The GFLGLCC: A “Homegrown?” GLOBAL Chamber of Commerce

Posted on 30 August 2012

By CLIFF DUNN You might not know that Keith Blackburn, President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC), is a local business and community leader by all the time he spends out of the country—until you realize that his travels directly benefit and impact local businesses and allied […]

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