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City Announces Wilton Drive Closures for Island City Art Walk and “HeARTS on the Drive”

Posted on 06 February 2013

WILTON MANORS —Wilton Manors officials have announced the closure of Wilton Drive to vehicular traffic for the February 15 Island City Art Walk (ICAW) and the city’s “HeARTS on the Drive” event. At a meeting last week in the City Commission chambers, Community Development Services Director Heidi Shafran and Economic Development Coordinator Randy Welker met […]

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Island City Fitness Officially Changes Hands

Posted on 06 February 2013

WILTON MANORS — On February 1, Reece Darham, Managing Director and previous owner of Island City Health and Fitness (ICHF) announced that he has sold his remaining interest in the gym and fitness club to Ken Hunt, the owner of New York City-based Steel Gym, who had purchased an ownership stake in the popular facility […]

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Real Estate: Short Sales and Options

Posted on 04 February 2013

We’re experiencing a time in our local real estate market when there is a lot of good news, and when the overall market is extremely positive. It could be said there is “something for everybody.” Some remain skeptical, but that is understandable, since we were hit pretty hard by the past downturn in our market, […]

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eBay, Marriott Join List of Companies Supporting Gay-Marriage Legislation

Posted on 29 January 2013

WASHINGTON, DC — Marriott International Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. have joined with more than a dozen other major companies in supporting efforts to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1996 federal law that defines marriage as solely between one man and one woman. Along with eBay, Inc., operator of the world’s largest […]

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Gallery XO Wine Tasting and Art Exhibition, Feb. 1

Posted on 28 January 2013

WILTON MANORS — Gallery XO (2376 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors) hosts a free wine tasting event on Friday, February 1, including a sampling of international wines and art exhibits, featuring works by Maciel Cantelmo (awarded First Place in Show from Broward Art Guild and Arts United for his drawing, “Handful”), including “His,” and “Boy,” erotic […]

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Boeing Reverses Position on Married Same-Sex Pension Benefits

Posted on 22 January 2013

CHICAGO, IL — In a retreat for the world’s second largest aerospace and defense contractor, the Boeing Company has announced that it will provide the same pension survivor benefits to same-sex married couples as it currently offers its traditionally married employees, ending what seemed an intransigent position the engineering, space, security, technology, and financial multinational […]

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Convention and Visitors Bureau Launches New LGBT Initiative

Posted on 14 January 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE — On January 9, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC) hosted an event at Chill Wine Lounge (1828 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) to honor the appointment of Richard Gray, the former owner of the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, as the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors […]

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Wilton Manors Commission Relaxes Retail Parking Restrictions

Posted on 14 January 2013

WILTON MANORS — On January 8, the Wilton Manors City Commission voted unanimously to eliminate the parking requirement for new retail establishments along Wilton Drive, within the City’s popular Arts and Entertainment District. Additionally, retail businesses that locate in existing buildings in the City’s Transit-Oriented Corridors (Dixie Highway, NE 11 Avenue, NE 13 Avenue and […]

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WMBA Network Lunch at Primanti Brothers

Posted on 07 January 2013

OAKLAND PARK — The Wilton Manors Business Association (WMBA) will host its January Netwoking Lunch on January 24 at 12 p.m. at Primanti Brothers Restaurant (516 E Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park). Said WMBA President Celeste Ellich, “Man does not live by meat, cheese, tomato, cole slaw, fries and bread alone: There’s pizza and beer, […]

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Richard Gray Accepts LGBT Marketing Czar Post with Convention Bureau

Posted on 07 January 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE — An event will be held January 9 at the Chill Wine Lounge (1828 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) to honor Richard Gray and his new position with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. Gray, the former owner of the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, has been appointed the CVB’s Consulting […]

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