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mark September 22 - #96

Bobby Blair Publisher Mark Haines Founder of Mark’s List Kevin Hopper Executive Editor Editorial Alex Vaughn Editor-in-Chief Stephen R. Lang Managing Editor Contributors Troy Maillis, AJ Cross, Bob Kecskemety, Tom Bonanti, Tim Slivinski, Paul Rubio, Eric Christian, Brad Casey, Charlie Rocafort & Max Jiminez Production Mangia Media Group Creative Director Dennis Dean Editorial Photographer Stephen R. Lang Mad Paparazzi Chief Toby Blades Mad Paparazzi Assistant Administrative Jamie Forsythe General Manager Chris Hamel Administrator Sales & Marketing Cliff Dunn Director of Sales - 407-744-1456 Brad Casey Director of Sales - 954-554-4912 Keith Chamlee Classifieds Manager - 954-465-1563 - 954-903-4781 ext. 507 Internet Sales Keith Norris - 727-743-7581 National Sales Rivendell Media National Ad Representatives 212-242-6863 Display Advertising 954-903-4771 Display Ads Placement Ad Deadline: Thursday, 5 p.m. Camera Ready Artwork Deadline: Friday, Noon Classifieds Ads Text Ad Deadline: Thursday, 5 p.m. Placement Ad Deadline: Thursday, 5 p.m. Camera Ready Artwork Deadline: Friday, Noon Main Office 2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 Phone 954-903-4771 Fax 954-607-5712,,

contents 16 Johnny’s 20 Brent Corrigan 22 Mad Paparazzi 34 Mark’s List

35 Bar Guide 41 Dining 56 Fitness 66 Classifieds

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Johnny’s, South Florida’s First All-Male Dancer’s Bar Turns 31

Johnny’s Fort Lauderdale is celebrating anniversary number 31 this weekend. We can think of no other all gay entertainment facility that can claim that number of years in operation. South Florida’s first all-male dancer’s bar has been under the direction of entrepreneur Sean David who recently brought a new branch of Johnny’s to Miami. The 31st Anniversary party begins tonight (Thursday) and will run through the entire weekend. At the same time that Johnny’s Fort Lauderdale celebrates number 31, longtime Johnny’s employee, the loveable Uncle Al , celebrates his 25 year connection with the club. Johnny’s originally opened with a beer and wine license only as Johnny’s Village Inn in 1980 and was located in what is now the Riverwalk section of downtown Fort Lauderdale right behind what was then Backstreet/Ft. Lauderdale, the sister establishment of the famed Backstreet/Atlanta. Due to the redevelopment of the area and the creation of Riverwalk in the mid-1990s, then owner Johnny Moses moved Johnny’s to its current location, then known as the Glow Lounge, obtained a full-liquor license and shortened the establishment’s name. To celebrate this milestone, Johnny’s will be featuring free drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., $3 Chambord Vodka cocktails, 60 house dancers performing nightly starting at 6 p.m. and free admission if you bring a copy of their ad from Mark Magazine or Florida Agenda.

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Sunday, September 25, Smarty Pants (located on the southeast corner of Oakland Park Boulevard and North Federal Highway at 3038 N Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale) will be celebrating its eight-year anniversary. The party will feature Chic Lisitano performing live from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Also on hand: the Flamingo Auto Group will be holding a Classic Car Show in the parking lot from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Smarty Pants will also offer a free breakfast at 9 a.m., a free barbeque starting at 1 p.m. and Bar Tab BINGO starting at 7:30 p.m. that day.


Monday, September 26, 6:30 p.m. Cinema Paradiso (503 SE 6th Street Fort Lauderdale) with Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti will discuss the office’s Anti-Bullying Initiative in conjunction with screening “Bullied,” a film chronicling the powerful story of Jamie Nabozny from Ashland, Wisconsin, who stood up to his anti-gay tormentors with a federal law suit. The suit led to a landmark decision that held school officials accountable for not stopping anti-gay bullying. Captain Rick Wierzbicki, of the Sheriff’s Office Hate Crimes and Anti-Bias Task Force; and Andrew L. Rosenkranz, Florida Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, will also be in attendance. There will also be a catered cocktail reception (free food/cash bar) prior to the film at the Courtyard of Cinema Paradiso, 5:30 p.m.


Thursday, September 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Hamilton Gallery (615 E Las Olas Boulevard) will be hosting the Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange (GLBX) After Hours Networking event. GLBX is a Council of The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Exchange events are free for members. The mission of the Chamber is to drive economic growth for the Greater Fort Lauderdale community. It was recognized that the Gay and Lesbian Community needed to be included in a manner to unite and connect, giving an inclusive voice to continue to attract new Gay and Lesbian businesses. For information or reservations, contact Drew Miller at 954-462-6000, ext. 8775.

Puppies, kittens, dogs and cats will be available for adoption. Rescuers and shelters are welcome to bring “adoptees.” Water and treats for the pets will be provided, and hot dogs and sodas are also available for sale. There will also be a tent sale with 50% off selected merchandise at The Pet Project Thrift Store. For more information, visit www.


Friday, October 14 at 8 p.m. The Little Haiti Cultural Center Theater (212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami) will host a one-night-only performance of “Cabarlesque,” the original production from the Miami performing arts troupe Blending Cultures, a non-profit live performance company created in 2006 to entertain and enlighten audiences to the vibrancy of hybridized cultural traditions. “’Cabarlesque’ is a fusion of two different art forms--cabaret and burlesque,” said Blending Cultures president Nelson Polanco. “It’s a story of the need for self expression told through vignettes from musicals and movies such as ‘Chicago,’ ‘Cabaret,’ ‘Fosse,’ ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ and ‘The Pajama Game.’” Singer/songwriter Polanco, who also stars in the production, co-created it with Miami singer/ actress Amy Alvarado.”We created this show very much as a tribute to Bob Fosse’s legacy of brilliant choreography,” said Alvarado. “The show is sexy and a little bit naughty, but mainly playful and tongue-in-cheek.” Alvarado and Polanco will sing the majority of the numbers, although guest artists such as Lennis Sabatino are scheduled to appear. Tickets are $15.00 in advance at or 1-866-468-7630, or $20.00 at the door. For more information, contact Nelson Polanco at 954695-1163, or


Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25 from noon to 4 p.m. The Pet Project, 1164 E Oakland Park Boulevard will host A Pet Adoption Weekend.

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bar guide Fort Lauderdale / Wilton Manors ALIBI 2266 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oGayborhood tradition since 1997. Comfortable, inviting atmosphere with indoor video bars, outdoor drinking and dining. Drink specials all week, with mammoth 22-ounce Long Island Iced Teas for $3 on Thursdays. ATOMIC/BOOM 2232 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oThe bar with two names features a dance club and Gayborhood bar. Drag Bingo on Mondays, karaoke Mondays and Tuesdays, dance music Fridays and Saturdays, and (indoor) Sunday TDance. BILL’S FILLING STATION 2209 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oVideos, pool tables, dart boards, dance floor, happy hour, live shows, Tuesday and Thursday karaoke – and great burgers to boot. Fun and friendly truck-stop-themed bar, great staff.

DEPOT CABANA BAR AND GRILL 2935 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale oAdjacent to the America’s Best Inn and Suites. Pool open daily - No Cover or Day Pass. Great food, daily happy hour, Sunday afternoon T-Dance Poolside. Karaoke and live music. Open daily at 11:30 a.m. DUDES 3270 N.E. 33rd St. Fort Lauderdale oMen dancing for men. Hot go-go boys in an upscale atmosphere, piano lounge for more quiet interludes. Steamy shower shows. JOHNNY’S 1116 W. Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale oClub, bar, lounge. Male dancers and the men who love (to ogle) them. Sunday amateur strip contest (and karaoke!).


BOARDWALK 1721 North Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale oOver 100 of the sexiest men from all over the world. Go-go dancers, cages, billiards, 2-4-1 Happy Hours. Drag emcees and did we mention the boys? CORNER PUB 1915 N. Andrews Ave. Wilton Manors oFriendly atmosphere, unpretentious clientele and staff. Next to Island City Pizza (so you can get your drink AND your slice on). CUBBY HOLE 823 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale oButch bar and grill with a rockin’ daytime crowd (and a fun nighttime one, too). Fifty-cent pool, 2-for-1 drinks all day every day, video games, hot movies on HDTV and DirecTV. Thursdays it’s Bare Bear Chest Night, and every Friday and Saturday, the fur flies with Hot Bears on Poles (where the Grizzlies Grind)!

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bar guide Fort Lauderdale / Wilton Manors MATTY’S ON THE DRIVE 2426 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oDrink specials, billiards, and a chill gayborhood vibe. 75 cent drinks on Wednesdays. No Drama, No Smoking. MONKEY BUSINESS 2740 N. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale oCozy neighborhood bar. Karaoke, drags shows, Patio Bar – and open at 9 a.m. daily. MONA’S 502 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale oCocktail Lounge in the heart of Searstown. Fun customers, fun bartenders and fun proprietor (the Legendary Jerry). Outside patio. Wednesday karaoke, Thursday Speedball Tournament. NAKED GRAPE 2163 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oRelaxing, friendly, hip, unique-the alternative gathering place on Wilton Drive. Wine tastings and events. Tuesday and Wednesday Late Night In the Biz. PJ’S CORNER POCKET 924 N. Flagler Drive Fort Lauderdale oInterracial Private Social Club. Bottle club memberships. Get your groove back on Wednesday nights with $2 drinks. RAMROD 1508 N.E. 4th Ave. Fort Lauderdale oVoted World’s Favorite Leather Bar. Pig Dance first Saturday of the month – South Florida’s Busiest, Craziest Monthly Party (with caged hunks at midnight on Saturdays – Is there a downside to this?). ROSIE’S BAR & GRILL 2829 W. Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale oNexus of the A-Gay List. Be Seen in the Scene (without making one). Food, folks, libations, and a killer Sunday Funday.

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SCANDALS SALOON 3073 NE 6th Avenue Wilton Manors oA line-dancin’, tight blue jeanswearin’ good time. Country and western music, two-steppin’, three-steppin’, pool tables, and themed events year ‘round. Cowboys and Indians was never this much fun, Pilgrim. SIDELINES 2031 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors oWhere sports come first. Nationally known destination sports bar with TVs streaming NFL, MLB, NBA and college games. Pool tables, dart boards and large indoor (and now smoke-free) facility. Outdoor patio features area for smokers. Mixed crowd of gay men and women (who would have thought?). Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek and recommended by LOGO. SLAMMER 321 W. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale oPrivate Men’s Club. Pay cover, then uncover. Monday In the Biz, Thursday Leather Nights. They bring the party (and the mattresses), you bring the booze. SMARTY PANTS 2400 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale oCozy neighborhood bar with daily happy hour, and regular patrons. Show night Thursdays at 9 p.m. Karaoke Friday and Saturday nights, with matinee on Sunday afternoon. THE STABLE 205 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale oLevis-and-leather neighborhood bar, where the bears line dance and the cowboys are VERY friendly. TORPEDO 2829 W Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale oDance, shoot pool, drink til 4 a.m., 7 nights a week. Doors open at midnight; dance til dawn.

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bar guide Miami / Miami Beach BAR 721 721 N. Lincoln Lane Miami Beach oPlush, lush and flush, a luxe, sexy décor that includes soft carpeting, comfy couches and a Grown Up Playroom equipped with a flat screen TV for video games, pool table, ceiling-mounted speakers. Enjoy 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. happy hours including $6 premium drinks. CLUB BOI 777 NE 79 St. Miami oWith an urban vibe on the weekends, a diverse crowd and a diverse musical format, including Hip Hop, R&B, House, Reggae, Soca, Latin and Old School. Gogo bois and drink specials. CLUB SUGAR 2301 S.W. 32nd Ave. Miami oGay Latin scene, with Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Hip Hop and House music always playing. DISCOTEKKA 950 NE 2nd Ave. Miami

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oHot music, hot scene, hot bartenders, and hot patrons in the hot heart of Downtown Miami. JOHNNY’S MIAMI 63 N.E. 14th Street Downtown Miami oThe second location of the infamous Club, bar, lounge. Male dancers and the men who love (to ogle) them. Multiple weekly events including Latin Thursdays and Drag Queen Mondays and no cover. MOVA LOUNGE 1625 Michigan Ave. Miami Beach oOn Miami Beach’s famed Lincoln Road, never a cover. Drink specials all week long, live DJs, high energy music and a fun crowd getting their dance on til late. PALACE BAR 1200 Ocean Drive Miami Beach oThis bar and restaurant in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District. Mouthwatering burgers, boys (and girls!). Weekend cabaret shows Thursday through Sunday.

SCORE 727 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach oDance, drink, party all night on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road. Tons of events throughout the year, including fundraisers for Winter Party, White Party, and Miami Beach Gay Pride. SPACE 34 NE 11th St. Miami oMingle and mix with gays and str8s in the heart of Downtown Miami. Indoor dance floors and outdoor rooftop bar, spectacular light show. TWIST 1057 Washington Ave. Miami Beach oGreat music, friendly staff, hot tourists and locals. Never a cover, always a groove. Bungalow Bar = Hot Men. In SoBe’s Art Deco District. VLADA LOUNGE 3215 NE 2nd Ave. Miami oUrban, sophisticated and chic in Midtown Miami with a bar that ices over. New York pedigree meets Miami attitude. Nightly DJs, never a cover.

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By Tim Slivinski

“Small Plates for Big Appetites” PL8 KITCHEN is What the Modern Diners Wants Contemporary dining trends have bit in the skillet. been undergoing a quiet but steady The shiitake sliders made their entrance revolution in the last couple years. Diners next. Many may be weary of the slider trend, have moved away from ordering entrees that but creative chefs are moving beyond the are often far too large and instead selecting burger slider to offer unique takes on the appetizers as their main course. In realizing this little sandwiches. That’s exactly the case at ongoing trend, the owners of what was once PL8. The shiitake sliders are a combination of the Himmarshee Bar and Grill have revamped spinach, grilled tomato, mozzarella, grilled red their restaurant to accommodate the desires of onion, and a balsamic aioli. They were rich and today’s patrons. And that’s where PL8 Kitchen delicious, and we did not miss the beef at all. comes in. It offers a fun, eclectic menu of PL8 additionally offers sliders in chicken, scallop, several small plate options designed for sharing, bratwurst and beef varieties. grazing, and nibbling. It’s a concept that allows We took a break, sipped another cocktail diners to try several options on the menu rather before ordering round two. After glancing than focusing on only one entrée. Once you through our menu options, we decided to try see the menu, you will be very glad that the the chicken “chimichangas” ($10) and the small plate sizes allow for trying several of the oh- so-decadent-sounding duckfat-roasted delicious options. marble potatoes ($5). When Rachel brought It was a quiet Monday evening, threatening the potatoes to our table, the aroma alone told rain, when my partner and I decided to give me I was in love. They are bite-sized potatoes PL8 Kitchen a try. As we were seated in the that carry a hint of the richness of the duckfat, very industrial looking dining room, Rachel, our sprinkled with coarse sea salt. Simple, but gracious and helpful server, efficiently explained delicious. The chicken “chimichangas” are the PL8 concept to us. We ordered a cocktail. unlike any other dish with this name that I have (Note: The classic Manhattan I ordered was ever had. Put the deep-fried idea out of your among the best I have ever had.) We then began mind. Deliciously seasoned chicken sits atop a the difficult task of narrowing down our choices crispy tortilla. The chicken is complemented by from a menu that creatively uses ingredients pickled shallots, sour cream, and chipotle cream. to describe everything in a mouth-watering Another crispy ring that looks like a cookie sits manner. on top. Somehow, it all works. They are wellFor our first round—we already seasoned, cool and hot, and fun PL8 Kitchen knew there would be more than to eat. 210 SW 2nd Street one—we selected a local arugula We were pleasantly full and Fort Lauderdale, FL and corn salad ($8), the cast iron enjoying winding down for the 954-524-1818 mac n’ cheese (a big surprise at evening, but I had one more $6), and the shiitake mushroom request. I wanted to try one of sliders ($8). As with most small plate and PL8’s brick oven pizzas, reasoning that what tapas-style eateries, food is prepared to order we could not eat would easily become lunch and served at the table when ready. First to the next day. We asked Rachel to bring us the arrive was the salad. Beautifully green, snappy, meatball pizza option ($9). The pizza crust had peppery arugula was dressed with a sherry a great crunch without being overly charred. vinaigrette. The salad was dotted with corn and The generous toppings offered rich and creamy smoked almond slices, which added texture ricotta cheese, tangy san marzano tomato sauce, and crunch. A sliced strawberry completed the mozzarella, and the meatballs. It was cut into six presentation. It was light, fresh, summery, and slices, perfect for sharing. Once again, we had tasty. Next came the mac n’ cheese, creatively scored a winner. (It was equally good the next served in a small cast iron skillet. It arrived day for lunch too.) bubbly hot, and I needed to dive in quickly. Each PL8 Kitchen is a great addition to the Fort evening the cheese changes, so ask your server. Lauderdale dining scene as it clearly understands Rachel informed us that smoked gouda was the what today’s diners are looking for. I look main cheese on our Monday visit. It was creamy forward to a return visit soon because there are and rich, and rather than being mere pasta and still many “pl8s” I want to sample. cheese, the dish offered broccoli, peas, and View more food reviews: bacon. I was skeptical at first, but left not one | 41


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Free Weights Rule! But machines aren’t so bad either… Even serious fitness enthusiasts and body builders need some variety in their training sessions in order to prevent boredom and guarantee solid results. Supersets (working two opposing muscle groups at the same time) and compound sets (using two or three exercises for the same muscle group until fatigue) are great ways to insure a burn. Intersperse heavy training days with lighter training days now and then to prevent burnout. Experiment with different exercise routines and if you like them add them to your regular workouts. Experienced trainers and athletes alike, however, agree that free weights--namely dumbbells and barbell--are the best and most versatile way to train!


Here are a few reasons why free weights should be the basis of everyone’s resistance training regime no matter what: When you workout with dumbbells and barbells, it’s easier to take your joints through their full range of motion as you work out the muscles. Standing, with your feet spread apart at shoulder width, back straight and head looking straight ahead is the preferred stance when lifting weights.

This way you are more effective in developing the smaller synergistic (helping) muscles and stabilizer muscles when you are targeting a muscle group as you perform your rep. Barbells and dumbbells are more versatile and convenient. You can easily grab two 35 pound dumbbells and do three sets of curls for biceps and then move a few inches down the rack and do triceps kickbacks with the 40 pound weights. Just make sure you rack your weights when you’re finished! Power is improved more efficiently and to a greater extent through the use of free weights. Other crucial aspects of fitness including lifting for size, improving flexibility, reducing body fat and muscle toning are all achieved more efficiently through the use of few weights. There are a couple of disadvantages to free weights. Dumbbells and barbells are sometimes clunky and have to be maintained and stored (if you pump up in your apartment or garage). Most importantly, in certain exercises, it is a little more difficult to derive maximum isolation of a muscle or muscle group. Here are a few good reasons to use machines: Some machines, like the pec deck for the pectoralis major, are more efficient in isolating the muscle group. For group use, some machines are better in terms of space utilization. A case in point: one jaunt around the Universal machine and you can practically get a full body workout. Plain and simple, machines are more convenient to use, and therefore faster workouts are possible. Less time is wasted changing plates and waiting for your spotter to get his butt out of the locker room. The disadvantages of machines are many. Most machines are very large to store, extremely pricey and tend to isolate only one muscle or muscle group at a time. The majority of these muscle building contraptions are built to serve an average sized person. Very short or very tall people find it almost impossible to use many of the machines currently on the market. Finally, the space-age appearance of many machines lulls users into believing that high technology equals maximum efficiency in achieving fitness goals, a sentiment that is definitely not true. Nothing beats hard work and good old fashioned sweat! Tom Bonanti is a certified personal trainer and owner of Punp’n Inc Gym at 1271 NE 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. For more tips on how to maximize your time in the gym, contact

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counseling / support GLBTQ HELPLINE & SUICIDE AWARENESS PROGRAM Lonely? Not leaving the house much? And you just can’t get motivated? Concerned about the way a b uddy is acting? Depressed, at the end of your rope? Got something on your mind you can’t talk to friends or family about? Call the GLBTQ Helpline & Suicide Awareness Program. Simply to talk, learn, and become aware. (305) 646-3600. Free & Confidential. Tri-lingual counselors available 24/7 A MIND AT PEACE/ THERAPEUTIC SERVICES RON “DOC” CHAMBERS, MSW 954-627-0103 1975 East Sunrise Blvd Suite 629 Fort Lauderdale HIV Related Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia, Relationship Problems, Anger Management Problems, Same-Sex Battering and/or Domestic Violence. Most Insurance Accepted/Credit Cards Accepted.


employment RETAIL SALES POSITION full or part-time available immediately! Call (954)873-3889 Genesis Health Institute, the premier Anti-Aging health facility located in Wilton Manors is looking for a hospitality-oriented, friendly and health-oriented Front Desk person to work 24-32 hours weekly. Please email resume or interview request to MASSAGE THERAPIST/SKIN-CARE SPECIALIST 78Degrees Spa is looking for a massage therapist and a skin-care specialist for our Wilton Manors Spa (male preferred). Great opportunity to build clientele or expand established client list. Season is just around the corner! Please call (954)630-1444; ask for John.

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DEREK’S 24 HR HANDYMAN SERVICE Introducing our new cabinet shop! For all your custom made cabinetry countertops laminates.YOU MUST SEE OUR WORK, just ask our clients. All electrical to code; ANY & ALL plumbing work, Drywall finish work / repair. Crown / baseboard pro-install, interior/ exterior painting, demo work, Pressure washing, Decor tile install,Complete home up-dates. For large jobs,4-man crew available. WE CAN HANDLE IT ALL! Instant call back,direct service response. No job is ever too small.Excellent references. Derek (954) 825-5598 or E-mail: LAWN & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE For all of your landscaping needs from interior to exterior including clean up and plant care at reasonable prices call Daniel at Exotic Landscaping 954-520-9140. Licensed and we also do property management on large and small properties.

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PROFESSIONAL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE Deep Tissue, Swedish, Reflexology, Stretching. Mon-Sun, 10am-8pm. In/Out Calls. NONSEXUAL. Fort Lauderdale. Call Robert (954) 494-2372 Lic: MA 19604 AWESOME MASSAGE BY JIM Offering Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Lomi Lomi Massage. All in a very comfortable, relaxed and Private Massage Studio conveniently located On the SE Corner of Oakland Park Blvd and Federal Hwy- Nationally Certified and Licensed MM22293- or call Jim Libonati (954)6005843 *Special First Time Client Rates*

moving ELITE RELOCATION MOVING & STORAGE We’ve provided quality moves for over 30 years. It’s always a smooth move when you choose Elite Relocation. Contact us today: 954.975.8660 GUYS and DOLLIES Moving • Storage • Packing • Crating • Shipping. “A” Rated Member of the BBB. Registered Movers since 1976. Major credit cards accepted. For free price quote call (954) 566-1270 RED BOX MOVING -- OWNER IN TRUCK ON EVERY MOVE. CALL NORBERT DIRECTLY. Affordable, Reliable, Careful. MV#567/INSURED. (954)305-9176 or (561)

spirituality CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT SONG welcomes you to come and worship with us every Sunday at 10am and every Wednesday night at 7pm. We meet at the Spirit Song Worship Center at 2040B North Dixie Highway, Suite 3 in Wilton Manors (Building B on Equality Park Campus, behind the Pride Center). God loves you just the way He made you. Come discover His purpose for you. For more info: 954418-8372,, DIGNITY FT LAUDERDALE Roman Catholic Mass every Sunday 7 PM at Holy Angels CC 2917 NE 6th Ave, Wilton Manors. Monthly socials and more. There is always room at our table. Dignityftl@


GOLD COAST UPHOLSTERY Re-upholstering, Cushions, Throw pillows, Large selection of fabric to choose from or bring in your own fabric. Broward / Dade / Palm Beach. Call Edgar (954) 491-4937

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rent/lease BEAUTIFUL & INEXPENSIVE 1BD/1BA with private yard for your unit if you would like privacy and a place to garden or sit outside. Newly painted, landscaped, and nice. Location is one block from Wilton Drive, and minutes to Downtown, Las Olas, and more. Asking $850/mo. Call Re/Max Preferred (954)683-4880 SAILBOAT BEND spacious 2BD/1BA apartment with exterior renovations close to completion. Great area, large apartment with travertine tile floors, central a/c, huge yard area, fountain in large courtyard and more. More renovations planned, ideal move in date is after 8/15. Asking $1100/mo. Call Re/Max Preferred (954)683-4880

rent/lease SOUTH MIDDLE RIVER- This 2 bedroom apartment is part of a resort style compound. Amenities include CAC, dishwasher, 20” tile throughout, Side by Side fridge. Outside amenities include a POOL, laundry facilities and a very large fenced area for your pooch. Assigned parking with room for guests. Pets are Welcome $950 per month, available 10/1 but can be seen now. Call Brad at (954)200-0166 FORT LAUDERDALE 1 BD apt, super clean and updated, laundry on premise. 731 NW 1st Avenue, $750/mo, will work with you on move-in cost, small gay complex. Call Nick (954)805-1195 RIVERSIDE PARK 1BD/1BA Immaculately finished building, new fence to provide security and privacy, newer kitchens, walk in closet, large corner unit. Asking $695/mo. Call Re/Max Preferred (954)683-4880 MIDDLE RIVER TERRACE Walk to Wilton Drive for shopping entertainment! Premium 2BD/1BA, poolside w/ breath-taking sunset views, reserved parking, crown moulding, S/S appliances, micro, icemaker, custom countertops in a lush tropical setting. Very private & gated. F/L/S $950/mo. (954)812-9789 or (703)625-1533

Victoria Park Walk to Las Olas! This cute 1/1 is convenient downtown living. Safe, Immaculate, Assigned Parking. $850 mo garbage and water included. Leida Alicea, Real Estate Recovery, 954-530-8198 LAKERIDGE- Extra-Large studio w/ private entrance and parking! Walk to the Drive! Includes all utilities! Only $600/mo. F/L Call (954)553-8616 LAKERIDGE- very nice loft-style 3BD/1BA, new kitchen w/marble, CAC, W/D, private yard and parking, tile thru-out. Just minutes from Wilton Drive! $1300/mo. F/L Call (954)553-8616 POINSETTIA HEIGHTS- Furnished efficiency w/ prvt entrance & parking! tile thru-out, large walk-in closet. Utilities incl. w/ DirecTV. No Pets/No Smokers-$650/mo. F/L Call (954)682-9428 FANTASTIC 1/1- Near Wilton Manors! Great backyard, pets with approval. Satellite, garbage, and water included. F/L/S $795/mo. (954)632-6662

ROYAL PARK Near Wilton Manors 1BR/1.5BA, $825-$900/mo. 2BR/2BA, $950 - $1100/mo. Gated Security, Clubhouse, Pools, Gym, Sauna and Steam room. Pets OK. Cable/Water/Trash included. Call Naim Naqi, Broker/ SFG, Realtors 954.565.2025 OAKLAND PARK- Coral Heights Section, 2BD/2BA Freshly Painted, All New just 2 years ago including tiled floors in both bedrooms, both baths have been updated with white vanities, kitchen has maple cabinets and white appl, Maple floors in kitchen, dining room and living room, PLUS Oversized “Florida Room”, fenced backyard, W/D, small pets OK, F/L/S/ move in now. Home is 1/2 of a Duplex, $1250.00/mo. Call for appt. (954)234-8759 Robert Geary MacKilligan “Your Life Partner In Real Estate” -Bank Certified Specialist-Galleria Intl Realty on Las Olas BEAUTIFUL & LARGE 1BD/1BA with central a/c, dishwasher, private yard area, pet okay and secured private building close to downtown, Las Olas & SE 17th Street. Renovated kitchen, new roof, landscaping, commons areas. Asking $849/mo. Call Re/Max Preferred (954) 683-4880 DETACHED 2BD/1BA APARTMENT with shared pool and lots of privacy. Feels like a single family home, pets are welcome, travertine and bamboo floors, located just minutes from Wilton Drive behind Boardwalk area. Asking $1050/mo. Call Re/Max Preferred (954)683-4880 WILTON MANORS-GAY COMPLEX Remodeled 1/1. Central air. Tile floors. Heated pool. Pets OK. One block to Wilton Drive. $800/mo. $1700 moves you in. (954)600-0620

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roommate wanted ROOM FOR RENT on the water! Private entrance and bath. Light cooking, no car preferred. Walk to Wilton Drive. No smokers please. $550/mo. everything incl. call (954)566-7258 or (954)821-3091

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Thinking about selling?

Here is what two of our clients had to say about their experience:

All realtors are not created equal! In our experience Rick is the best. I was both selling and buying so it could have been stressful, but without being aggressive with us, Rick was tenacious with everyone else to be sure we were protected at every turn and understood every step. We watched him work closely with all the different people and personalities in our families and treat each one with respect and incredible patience. His passion, energy, professionalism, and the fact that he always was a step ahead of any problem sets him apart for us from any competition. I am proud to recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell. We are so happy and love our new house...thanks to Rick and his amazing staff!! - Bryan and James, 2011


Priced to move, this unusually large home with a pool in the NE and best section of South Middle River features both living room and a large family room, huge new galley style kitchen, large interior laundry and is in excellent condition. Tile floors and renovations throughout make this property an incredible value. Asking Price: $149,000

FEATURED LISTINGS MAGNIFICENTLY FURNISHED DAVIE TOWNHOME Decorated and appointed with the most exquisite taste and furnishings this rare home located in a cul-de-sac of a private golf course community is an absolute showplace. From private courtyard, step into perfection. Versace mansion chandeliers to custom laser cut tile, and faux finishes by artist “Lapaz�, the home will amaze anyone. Asking Price: $250,000

PALM-AIRE PENTHOUSE SUITE This stunning penthouse shows magnificently and is renovated with such pristine care for the most particular buyer. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, split floor plan, remote controlled shades, wood floors, and gorgeous wide views. Large, granite kitchen, w/d in unit, large balcony with bamboo floors. Asking Price: $179,000

SHORT SALE CONDO IN WILTON VILLAGE This efficiency apartment is located in the popular Wilton Village complex just walking distance to Wilton Drive and North of NE 26th Street. Great amenities, location, and subject to short sale approval, will be a tremendous value and very affordable home for less than you may pay in rent now. Pets okay. Also, great for investors, okay to lease first year. Reduced Price: $55,000

SHORT SALE IN CASA SEVILLA WILTON MANORS This quaint complex has loads of character and charm, and is located in NE Wilton Manors walking distance to Wilton Drive and Starbucks. Surrounded by a six-acre park, the apartment is in a courtyard setting with nice landscaping and ambience. Easy to show, this will sell for a great price. Pets okay. Great for owner occupant. No lease first year. Reduced price: $50,000

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Mark Magazine #96  

Florida Gay Events and Entertainment Weekly Publication. September 22, 2011

Mark Magazine #96  

Florida Gay Events and Entertainment Weekly Publication. September 22, 2011