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DaVinci Realty’s Business Is Booming

Posted on 24 July 2013

In March 10 2010, Vince Clancy’s business was exploding. DaVinci Real Estate deals with foreclosures and distressed real estate for Broward County, so 2010 was a particularly busy time for Clancy. Clancy told us, “In the real estate down turn, most saw a crash. I saw a chance for the little investor to take advantage […]


Watch the Stars Shine at ‘Dancing with the South Florida Stars, Season 3’

Posted on 24 February 2013

The Manor Hosts April 8 Benefit for HIV Fitness Charity The Manor Restaurant and Entertainment Complex will be the scene for an evening of music, merriment, and tripping-the-light-fantastic on Monday, April 8, as Dancing with the South Florida Stars (DWTSFS) returns to the popular venue to benefit the Brian Neal Fitness and Health Foundation, a […]


Broward House: Moving Forward

Posted on 28 November 2012

An Interview with Stacy Hyde, Interim CEO Broward House is Broward County’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community service organization. Founded in 1988, it has 15 locations throughout South Florida. As previously reported, (Florida Agenda, November 14, 2012, SUNSHINE STATE: “Broward House CEO Resigns amid Child Sex Abuse Accusations”), this month, CEO Michael McGuigan resigned his […]


A Man of the “Pride:” Mark Gordon

Posted on 31 October 2012

The Pride Center recently honored a number of community leaders and activists for their ongoing commitment and contribution to the good and welfare of the LGBT community. One of them is Mark Gordon, a benefactor to the community in every sense. Gordon moved to South Florida from Washington, DC in October 2009.  “I started at […]


The (Many Hot) Men of MoJo’s Men’s Room

Posted on 17 October 2012

By DALE MADISON When you hear the words “barber shop,” most people (my age, anyway) think of Floyd, from the old “Andy Griffith Show,” with an old rotating red, white and blue barber pole outside a sleepy little shop. You’ll still find the pole, but nothing that’s remotely “sleepy” at a “cutting edge” (pun intended) […]

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Velvet Lenore

Posted on 03 October 2012

By Slate Jennings Velvet Lenore is a Florida girl, beginning her career up the coast in West Palm Beach, and she still calls the place home to this day. To be a drag sensation in the Orchid City is no small achievement, since this is the place that’s a hop, skip and a bridge away […]

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Rosie’s Bar and Grill 10-Year Anniversary Cliff, John, and “Rosie:” Two Successful Guys, One Delicious Dame

Posted on 28 September 2012

By Dale Madison One of the things to know about John Zieba and Cliff Mulcahy, the owners of Wilton Manors’ popular Rosie’s Bar and Grill, is that success did not come for them overnight. When Zieba and Mulcahy first met, they were students at the University of Miami. At the time, they were working for […]

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Wilton Wings: Waiting in the “Wings” (One Delicious Drumette at a Time)

Posted on 19 September 2012

Rick Dion is no stranger to the hospitality arena. The owner of Wilton Wings— on Northeast 4th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, just on the outskirts of the Gayborhood—Dion worked at the Las Olas Café for almost a decade. When it came time to renew the lease, owner Paula Pace instead decided to open the Mason […]

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A “NOSE” FOR WINE: Naked Grape Celebrates Anniversary

Posted on 12 September 2012

When Realtor Caleb Ben-Avram and school teacher Tim Slivinski learned that a small wine store in the business district of Wilton Manors was on the market, they decided to investigate. “We both always loved exploring wine stores, whether locally or when we traveled,” says Ben- Avram. “At the time, The Naked Grape only sold wine […]

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THE CUBBY HOLE: A Butch Little Local Landmark

Posted on 12 September 2012

By Dale Madison Once upon a time, there was a legendary little watering hole near Sears Town called Lester’s Bar (it had first been called SyLa’s, after the original owners, but it underwent a name change in 1949). Around 1990, the landmark lounge was purchased by a customer, John Hitchcock (who was a big fan […]

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