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An Open Letter to Our Guide Readers By Norm Kent Wilton Drive has become the heartbeat and soul of a proud gay community. The magazine you hold in your hand illuminates many of those businesses. The Pride Flag flying on our city’s flagpole reaffirms how LGBT-centric our city is. Still, we are just one neighborhood. All throughout South Florida, extending from Key West to Miami Beach to Palm Beach, there are LGBTQ citizens making a good home and successful living for themselves. Most importantly, we are finding ourselves at the core and center of those communities. We are the mayors and the mentors, the makers and shakers populating all walks of life. We are out and proud. No shadows for us, unless it’s to get out of the summer sun and find a cool breeze in the shade. There is no need to make this book greater in words than what it is intended to be. SFGN’s art and sales team has created a marvelous pocket size reference guide to the many businesses who value your business. They are advertising with us because they want to reach out to you. Help us help them. These are gay owned and gay friendly establishments. The proprietors are professionals reaching out to share their pride and their products. It is my hope that you will support them as they do us. We come together as a community in order that we all may prosper. To do that, we should support our friends and neighbors. There is more than room enough for everyone within our emerging and ever-expanding circle. This guide is about more than businesses and merchandising. We also celebrate community foundations and neighbors who care, reach out and provide social services from counseling to HIV testing. These extraordinary commitments are what have distinguished the gay community for decades, and our efforts to do good must never diminish. On these pages you will find a restaurant for every day of the week, a bar for every lifestyle, and an attorney for every legal issue you might face. Keep the Guide in your glove compartment, store it in a desk drawer, or on a table by the phone in your office. Think of it when you want to reach out for a friendly realtor, good meal or reliable dentist. Remember, the good we do for and with each other inevitably comes back to help ourselves. Thanks for being there for us. SFGN has your back,

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Riverside Hotel 620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale 954-467-0671 RiversideHotel.com

Relax in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, where world-class restaurants, hopping nightclubs and enchanting courtyards frame the city’s only hotel on the trendy Las Olas Boulevard – the Riverside Hotel. This is where Old Florida charm meets warm, personalized service. Unwind in a comfortable room adorned with OldFlorida design or settle into a suite in the executive tower, where spectacular city or river views await.

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automotive JM Lexus 5350 West Sample Road, Margate 954-972-2200 JMLexus.com

JM Lexus is proud to be the highest volume Lexus dealer in the world since 1992. We are dedicated to providing you with great driving experiences by helping you select the Lexus that’s right for you with service we can stand by. We proudly serve all of South Florida.

Reliable Rides 2430 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors 954-581-5655 BuyReliableRides.com We are a family owned used car dealer that opened in 2009 with over 28 years of car sales experience. Owner Al Johnson was the general manager of both Maroone Nissan of Pembroke Pines and Weston Toyota. No Credit Check, Buy Here Pay Here! We offer reliable cars at reasonable prices and down payments that work within the community.

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community Broward House 2800 N Andrews Ave., Wilton Manors 954-522-4749 BrowardHouse.org Broward House is a non-profit HIV/ AIDS service organization working to combat stigma and increase knowledge and prevention by providing Case Management, Substance Abuse Treatment, Mental Health Support, Housing Services, Education, Medical Linkage and FREE HIV & STD Testing. City of Wilton Manors 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-390-2130 WiltonManors.com See Mayor’s statement on page 8.

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Care Resource 871 West Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park 954-567-7141 CareResource.org Care Resource is South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization. Persons living with HIV/AIDS have had access at a “one-stop” location to primary medical care, oral health care, research studies, information and referrals, medical case management, mental health and substance abuse counseling, counseling and testing, health screenings and support services. Harvey Milk Foundation P.O. Box 5666 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33310 MilkFoundation.org


community Fusion Wilton Manors 2304 NE 7th Ave, Wilton Manors 954-630-1655 FusionBroward.org FUSION is a safe space for gay and bisexual men of all races, ethnicities, and ages to meet, to learn, and to experience “Community.” FUSION provides a safe haven for men to talk about their lives and experiences, and it’s a place where men who love men can be affirmed and supported.

Latinos Salud 2330 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-765-6239 LatinosSalud.org Latinos Salud is here for all gay Latinos, and also for all guys living with HIV, and anyone who identifies as transgender. Our free services include a peer leadership development, HIV rapid testing, STD testing, linkage-to-care services, life coaching, a weekly HIV+ social group, and special cultural events! Drop in Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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community Log Cabin Republicans PO Box 1281, Fort Lauderdale 954-806-8821 LogCabin.org/Chapter/Florida-Broward We are a group of Conservative Egalitarians who believe in Limited government, Strong national defense, free markets, Low taxes, Personal responsibility, Individual liberty, and Equality under the law. Equality will be impossible to achieve without Republican votes! Work from within the Party structure, educate other Republicans about our issues, and Join the most effective way to gain new Republican allies for equality.

Poverello Center 2056 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors 954-561-3663 Poverello.org Poverello is primarily a volunteer organization dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of its clients through the distribution of free groceries and clothing from its food bank and thrift shop. Poverello is dedicated to honor the dignity of all its clients and serve them with the highest possible degree of understanding, respect and love, thereby easing the stress and loneliness caused by the HIV/AIDS virus.

Pride Center at Equality Park 2040 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors 954-463-9005 PrideCenterFlorida.org We provide a welcoming, safe space – an inclusive home – that celebrates, nurtures and empowers the LGBTQ communities and our friends and neighbors in South Florida. The Pride Center is a major site for free HIV testing, prevention, education, support, holistic health and counseling. Our quarterly newsletter, The Voice, is an imporant tool we publish to keep the commnity updated, educated and informed.

SunServe 2312 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-764-5150 SunServe.org The social services agency for the LGBTQ community of South Florida. If you need help, SunServe offers myriad high quality, culturally relevant services targeting those in financial need, youth, seniors, HIV+ persons, transgender individuals, and those with life-challenging physical or emotional conditions. We provide inclusive social events for all ages and a full-menu of education and training services for your business/agency.

Sunshine Cathedral 1480 SW 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale 954-462-2004 SunshineCathedral.org Sunshine Cathedral MCC is a different kind of church where the past is the past and the future has infinite possibilities. We are happy you have discovered Sunshine Cathedral! We are a community committed to learning, to growing, to loving, to sharing. We hold a variety of beliefs, and individual beliefs are likely to change over time. We affirm that each of us is a divine child of God, intrinsically good and blessed to be a blessing to our world. 24 GUIDE TO THE DRIVE

The Kiki Project 2040 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors 954-463-9005 ext. 308, 306 or 309 kikiproject@pridecenterflorida.org A special program for Black MSM who are either living with HIV or at risk. The goal of the program is to create culturally appropriate HIV prevention & interventions that promote the health of the local Black MSM community. The first year will assess the community’s needs through small KIKI events.


dining Beefcakes Grill / Boardwalk Bar 1721 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale 954-463-6969 BoardwalkBar.com Every dish is presented with style and substance. From the iceberg Wedge Lettuce to the homemade chili, the dishes are bountiful and plenty. French onion soup or fresh shrimp cocktails, deep-fried jumbo chicken wings or melting and juicy Philly cheese steaks — it’s all here, including a marvelous Sunday buffet, outdoor patio dining, and freshly poured drinks to imbibe yourself pleasantly. A neighborhood icon known worldwide. Adjacent to Beefcakes is the internationally renowned nightclub and bar, The Boardwalk, offering live shows, stunning male dancers from all over the world, and the best nightclub entertainment in town.

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Canyon Restaurant 1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale 954-765-1950 CanyonFL.com An oasis of inspired Southwestern fusion, Canyon consistently serves an innovative and surprising array of American artisanal cuisine with Asian, South and Central American undertones. Chipotle, wasabi, ginger, cilantro, lemongrass, basil, jalapeño, mango and red chilies accent the freshest seafood and wild game available. Seductive lighting and a constantly evolving mix of music enhances your dining experience and keeps the intimate space filled with a captivating and energized clientele every night. Immerse yourself in the ambiance as you savor one of Canyon’s notorious Prickly Pear Margaritas.


dining Courtyard Café 2211 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-563-2499 WiltonManorsCourtyardCafe.com Shawn and Nick’s Courtyard Café, a little neighborhood cafe that offers an extensive menu of freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, full entrees, and appetizers. Enjoy a meal during the day, or a late night snack after hitting the bars. Courtyard is always open on holidays! Prices are very reasonable and service is friendly- one step inside and you feel like you’re “home!” Ernie’s BBQ 1843 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale 954-523-8636 Serving World Famous Bar-B-Q since 1957 in Fort Lauderdale. World famous for our conch soup and Bimini bread served daily on our rooftop patio. Jet’s Pizza 1300 East Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-565-5387 JetsPizza.com Delicious pizza, salads, subs, and desserts. Lunch special- 2 slices (cheese or pepperoni) and a drink, just $5.99 (Oakland Park location only). Extra toppings, tax and delivery additional. La Bamba Restaurant 4245 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale 954-568-5662 LaBamba123.MultiScreenSite.com La Bamba Mexican and Spanish restaurants tell the story of the American Dream. In the early 1980’s, the Molina family humbly came from El Salvador to the United States with the dream of making a future for the family. Today offering South Florida great Mexican and Spanish food in 5 different locations. 30 GUIDE TO THE DRIVE

Dolce Salato Pizza and Gelato 2406 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-463-7677 Dolce-Salato.net Yes, we are Italian and we make authentic Italian pizza, gelato and espresso. We are ranking #2 on TripAdvisor.com over 1,200 food places in Fort Lauderdale... come visit us and post a review. Humpys Pizza & Cupcakes 2244 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-566-2722 HumpysPizza.com NY style pizza baked with fresh quality ingredients and healthy options. We also offer a variety of appetizers, salads, flatbreads, sandwiches, pasta and jumbo cupcakes. Located in The Shoppes of Wilton Manors where there is always something happening. So come enjoy a cold beer or a nice glass of wine on our outdoor patio. Hope to see you soon! Johnny V 625 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale 954-761-7920 JohnnyVlasolas.com Johnny Vinczencz remains one of South Florida’s most acclaimed chefs. Whether battling on Food Network’s Iron Chef America against Chef Bobby Flay, or Cooking on The Today Show, Johnny has made his mark in the culinary world. The Restaurant has been awarded the #1 spot of the Top 100 Restaurants in Florida year after year. Specializing in innovative Floridian cuisine including Smoked Pork Chops, Lobster 3 Way, Smoked Tomato Soup, Wild Mushroom Short Stack, Prime Steaks & Local Fish.


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dining Luigi’s 1415 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale 954-522-8888 LuigisCoalOvenPizza.com Chef Luigi DiMeo is proud to present the Original Pizza of Naples, Italy. Luigi is a native of Naples and moved to the USA in 2005. Naples is known for the world’s best pizza, and Luigi keeps the tradition alive by importing specific ingredients including special flour, tomatoes & cheese from his hometown. Now you can enjoy the taste of Italy right here in Fort Lauderdale – It’s no wonder Luigi Coal Oven Pizza has become a local hot spot!

Mango’s Restaurant & Lounge 904 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale 954-523-5001 MangosOnLasOlas.com Opened in December 1992, Mangos instantly became a hit with locals, tourists, and the downtown business community. After dark it becomes one of the Gold Coast’s busiest entertainment spots with live music, featuring top local musicians. Mangos Restaurant and Lounge features indoor and outdoor dining and defines the excitement of Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Boulevard.

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dining Naked Grape Wine & Tapas 2163 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-563-5631 NakedGrapeWineBar.com Wilton Manors Premiere Wine and Tapas Bar offers fresh, seasonal, locally sourced, fresh-made tapas and limited production wines. Daily features and 25 or more wines by the glass offer several options for sipping and nibbling. A wide array of farmstead and artisan cheeses offer more choices for snacking. Half-price on-premise bottles all night Tuesday and Wednesday; Happy Hour daily from open until 7 p.m. Relaxing, hip, unique, comfortable, urban vibe.

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Novel Tea 2043 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 754-206-4321 Custom made to order Pour Over and French Press coffee, selection of fresh brewed Tea, Wine and Beer. A great selection of fresh pasties. Pink Sub 2041 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-566-2219 ThePinkSubmarine.com THINK PINK! Locally owned and located in the heart of Wilton Manors join us daily for the best homemade gourmet sides, sandwiches, chocolates and more. Call us to schedule your next party, wedding or social gathering as we now offer a full catering menu. #THINKPINK


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FREE Soda or Iced Tea with any Burger. Not only do you have 12 of the Courtyard Classics. Just for Monday night we added 14 more! Grand Total of 26 Burgers (4pm-11pm)

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Jet’s Pizza of Fort Lauderdale

954-565-JETS (5387)

1300 East Oakland Park Blvd.

Oakland Park, FL 33334

Jet’s Pizza of Pompano Beach

954-782-JETS (5387) 437 E. Atlantic Blvd. #1-A

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

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dining Stork’s Bakery 2505 NE 15th Ave, Wilton Manors 954-567-3220 StorksBakery.com Stork’s has been a local Wilton Manors favorite since 1997. Everyone who thinks of us as “just a coffee shop” couldn’t be more wrong! We do offer 8 varieties of coffee daily with a vast array of teas, smoothies and lattes all served iced or hot. We also offer breakfast, lunch and dinner that can be eaten on the patio or taken home to enjoy.

Tee Jay Thai Sushi 2254 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors 954 537 7774 TeeJayThaiSushi.com Tee-Jay Thai Sushi in Wilton Manors is located at the Shoppes of Wilton Manors. Come enjoy fresh seafood from the sushi bar, as well as extensive items from Thai cuisine menu. Our lunch menu is available 7 days a week until 3pm, and our dinners not only feature our incredibly popular Thai dishes but all of the mouth watering selections everyone in the community has come to know and love..

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dining The Floridian 1410 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale 954-463-4041 TheFloridianDiner.com Since 1937, dining at The Floridian has been a tradition among generations of Fort Lauderdale faithful. Its popularity can be credited to 24-hour service and an oldfashioned Ambiance. Treat your late-night cravings to generous servings of American comfort food and diner classics. Most famous for its three egg omelets, it’s also a gathering place for the LGBT community at any hour of the day.

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Tuscan Grill 1105 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-766-8700 LasOlasTuscanGrill.com The Tuscan Grill located on charming Las Olas Boulevard provides a waterfront al fresco dining experience. Guests will enjoy comfortable indoor or outdoor seating, live music by concert pianist Uriel Natero along with a Mediterranean ambiance that will complement any occasion. Established in 1996, patrons will fall in love with the delightful touches such as homemade pasta, USDA Prime Aged Steaks and Veal Chops, fresh local seafood, and a very enthusiastic staff.


financial & banking American Tax & Insurance 2929 East Commercial Blvd 8th Floor #D, Fort Lauderdale 954-302-3228 AmericanTaxAndInsurance.com Recognizing challenges faced by retirees and those on the threshold of retirement, we founded American Tax & Insurance Services. Creating a PLAN that includes long-term savings concepts, tax reduction, and preservation of wealth through sound financial strategies have been core beliefs since we opened our doors. To date our efforts protect hundreds of families from over taxation and loss of wealth.

First Bank Mortgage Partners Karen Crissy 954-290-1243 Making the most out of retirement with a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (reverse mortgage) can be a key element of a comprehensive retirement plan. My mission is to assist homeowners age 62 and older enjoy and maintain their lifestyles. These loans may be used to Purchase or Refinance.

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financial & banking We Florida Financial 2246 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-745-2400 634 NE 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale 954-745-2400 WeFloridaFinancial.com We Florida Financial is a not-for-profit credit union committed to bringing you a better banking experience. You’re invited to see how rewarding banking locally can be. Benefit from lower loan rates, higher savings rates and all the mobile and online access you need to bank on the go.

RICHARDS WEALTH GROUP Suzannah L. Richards, CLU, ChFC 3000 N Federal Highway #8, Fort Lauderdale 954-958-4217 RichardsWealthGroup.com Financial planning practice offering: Life Insurance & Long Term Care Insurance; Charitable Giving; Retirement Planning & Distribution; Fee-based Financial Planning; Investment Solutions & Wealth Management. Our goal is to identifying the unique challenges of your family or business and design objective, customized plans to help you meet your financial goals.

Wells Fargo 2525 N Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors 954-233-0468 WellsFargo.com/lgbt Wells Fargo’s commitment to the LGBT community dates back to 1987 when we added sexual orientation to our nondiscrimination policy. Since then, Wells Fargo has become one of the most visible companies in the community through diverse initiatives.

grooming Lavish Manors 2717 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors 954-396-6245 NailSalon-FortLauderdale.com Lavish Nail Spa was created with a belief that everyone deserves the finest quality professional care in a luxurious environment. We have a world-class team of professionals that are dedicated to meet your desire for flawless beauty. We use only the finest and highest quality products on the market today to provide a lavish and safe experience.

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Richard’s Men’s Hair Shop 2164 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-630-1671 Facebook.com/RichardsHairShop Richard’s opened in 1999 and the great old-time barbershop was reborn. From the real barber vibes, to the old- fashioned hot lather and straight-edge shave, Richard’s sets a new standard. Our barbers provide traditional and short haircuts as well as contemporary men’s hairstyles and everything else. Located right in the heart of Wilton Manors, we bring you the best looks with a modern twist.


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health & wellness Acute Hearing and Balance 1881 NE 26th Str. Suite 223, Wilton Manors 954-640-3200 AcuteHearingAndBalance.com We are committed to providing the most comprehensive audiology services to patients from infants to adults in a prompt and courteous manner. We provide a fullrange of services for hearing aids, assistive listening devices, swim molds, and musician devices. Our goal is to ensure that you receive reliable service.

The Beachcomber 1001 W Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 561-276-6226 or 954-615-4003 BeachComberiop.com The Florida Beachcomber Family Center for Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery is a Holistic/privately owned Florida drug abuse and addiction treatment center on the Atlantic Ocean in Delray Beach, Florida. The Beachcomber addiction treatment center specializes in the Holistic Treatment of alcoholism, substance or drug abuse and chemical dependency in an intimate seaside environment limited to 20 residents at any time.

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health & wellness Bella Smile Cosmetic Dentistry 2500 E Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale BellaSmileFL.com 954-990-6278 At Bella Smile, we’ve been transforming smiles and changing lives for more than 15 years. Trained in the latest techniques and the newest technology, our dentists and dental specialists are superbly equipped to handle all of your family’s dental care needs. We offer a comprehensive suite of preventive, cosmetic, restorative and reconstructive services for all ages.

Broward Health Imperial Point 6401 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale 954-776-8500 BrowardHealth.org/BHIP Broward Health Imperial Point is a 204 bed acute care hospital located on Federal Hwy/U.S. 1 between Cypress Creek East and East McNab Road in Fort Lauderdale. The hospital offers medical-surgical inpatient care, behavioral health services and a wide variety of outpatient services.

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health & wellness Counseling Office of Mary L Bondi LMHC, CHT 4901 NW 17th Way, Suite 408, Fort Lauderdale 954-467-2500 MaryBondi.com Counseling, Consulting and Educational Services for Individuals, Couples & Groups. Serving the LGBTQ community for 25 years. Specializing in Relationships, Codependency, Anxiety, Abuse, Hypnosis, Self-Esteem building, & a passion to help clients live their best life. Sign on to marybondi.com for upcoming workshops and newsletters.

Coast Chiropractic 2608 NE 16th Ave, Wilton Manors 954-463-3036 ChiropractorWiltonManors.com Dr. Troy and Dr. Lomasky of Coast Chiropractic Injury and Wellness Center has 19 years of experience providing patients around the Wilton Manors area with chiropractic care. Dr. Lomasky and his staff of professionals treat a variety of injuries and disorders and work hard to help all patients receive fast pain relief.

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Smile...and the whole world smiles back.

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health & wellness FIRST-IVF 2300 N Commerce Pkwy #313, Weston 954-217-3456 FirstIVF.net FIRST-IVF is South Florida’s premier, LGBT friendly fertility center. Its medical director, Minna Ruth Selub, M.D., has 27 years of experience successfully working with the LGBT community, including HIV positive members, to build families. Donor sperm insemination, in-vitro fertilization, in-house donor egg program and gestational surrogates are among the services offered.

Health Oriented 2500 N Federal Hwy #303, Fort Lauderdale 954-278-3232 HealthOriented.com Health Oriented is a premier natural holistic health & wellness facility which has been serving the Fort Lauderdale area since 2001. Renew yourself and increase the quality of your life with Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation, Acupressure Massage, Laser Therapy & Herbal Medicine. Dr. Susan Mitchell, AP/DOM can help you with stress reduction, pain relief, performance anxiety, improved energy, balance, health & beauty. Become the best you can be. Look and feel better, naturally.

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health & wellness Incompas Financial Inc 2435 N Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors 954-946-7277 Incompasins.com Our founder Cliff Eserman, started his first insurance agency, Eserman & Associates Inc, in 2003. That agency focused on selling primarily health insurance to individuals and smaller businesses with under 50 employees that were located in the South Florida market. Incompas Financial was created to provide small businesses and individuals, access to the same level of health, dental, vision, life and travel insurance products and services that “big businesses” enjoy.

Island City Dental 1700 NE 26th St. Suite 2, Wilton Manors 954-564-7121 IslandCityDental.com Dr. Robert Smith and Dr. Lori Albe welcome you. Using state-of-the-art technology combined with personalized care, we will help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. As general and cosmetic dentists, we offer a full range of esthetic, restorative, and prosthetic services.

Island City Smiles 1946 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-565-7666 IslandCitySmiles.com Island City Smiles offers general and cosmetic dentistry and is located right on Wilton Drive. From implants to whitening, we can help you achieve a happy and healthy smile. Dr. Warner and staff look forward to making you smile!

Loria Medical 3625 NW 82nd Avenue Suite 402, Miami 1-877-DR-LORIA LoriaMedical.com Male Enhancement Medical Procedure Now Available. No Surgery, No Cutting, No Stitches. In-office procedure. Enlarge Your Penile Shaft, Glans, and Scrotum if desired. Cosmetic Permanent Filler Material used. Call today 877-DR-LORIA or Listen to Dr. Loria’s Audio Consultation on the Web at LoriaMedical.com

Massage by Jim Libonati 1881 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors MassageByJim.com Offering Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and LomiLomi Massage for men in a very comfortable, relaxed, and private massage studio. Conveniently located in Wilton Manors on NE 26th Street in the Wilton Plaza with plenty of free parking. Same day appointments are welcome. Please call Jim at 954-600-5843 or email info@ massagebyjim.com or visit my website for testimonials, rates, and more. - Licensed, certified and insured. MM22293

Milestones In Recovery 2525 Embassy Dr. #10, Hollywood 954-272-0806 MilestonesProgram.org An eating disorder affects every aspect of your life. Recovery is all about getting a life rather than the disorder becoming your life. Milestones offers our participants a chance to start a new way of life, a life way we call recovery.

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health & wellness Poverello Live Well Center 2200 NE 12th Ave, Wilton Manors 954-563-1299 Poverello.org Poverello believes that exercise, in combination with a good diet, increases the sense of well being and is an important component to our services to the community. The Live Well Center offers a holistic approach to a better lifestyle. Research has shown that a healthy lifestyle along with medication and proper nutrition produce the best outcomes possible for people living with HIV/AIDS. Counseling Offices of Val Elsbree & Kurt Robbins 1400 E Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 202, Oakland Park 954-604-7893 954-579-3049 Valerieelsbreemsw.com SouthFloridaTherapy.com Professional and licensed counseling and psychotherapy addressing the community’s behavioral health needs including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders and trauma based recovery. Dr. Tory Sullivan 2500 N Federal Hwy Suite 301, Fort Lauderdale 954-533-1520 TorySullivanMD.com Dr. Sullivan is a Board Certified Dermatologist who takes pride in treating each patient as an individual. He and his staff strive to provide the best quality health care in a courteous and compassionate manner. The practice specializes in the treatment of all conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails ranging from the common to the uncommon.

Nancy MacColl 4849 N Dixie Hwy #106, Oakland Park 954-226-9585 Services offered: individual and couple’s psychotherapy | Issues addressed: Anxiety, Depression, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues, GLBT Issues, Trauma Recovery utilizing EMDR and TIR, Insurances accepted; Medicare, PPO’s Salt This Way 2100 NE 25th Street, Wilton Manors 1-877-786-1327 SaltThisWay.com Salt This Way in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, provides salt therapy to aid those with respiratory, dermatological, and immunity problems. Otherwise known as halotherapy, this form of natural therapy utilizes the healing qualities of salt and generally relate to bathing in mineral waters and/or inhaling saline solutions that are nebulized. The Florida House Experience 505 S. Federal Hwy, Deerfield Beach 866-421-6242 FloridaHouseExperience.com The Florida House Experience (FHE) is a medically integrated facility where you’re MD, Psychiatrists, Clinician and Case Manager will work in partnership to end your substance abuse or mental health issues. We employ a team of highly qualified, licensed medical and clinical professionals. We provide all different facets of treatment in order for our patients to receive a wellrounded recovery plan.

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Val and Kurt have been healing hearts and minds in the LGBTQ community of Wilton Manors and South Florida for over 20 years.

We can help release what no longer serves you so that you may reach your highest potential and live your best life. We provide compassionate, supportive and affirming psychotherapy using a variety of techniques. Additionally, we also offer personal growth experiences, issue based counseling groups, and couples counseling in a private and confidential office space on the border of Oakland Park and Wilton Manors.

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health & wellness Wilton Manors Massage 1322 NE 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 954-258-8779 WiltonManorsMassage.com Wilton Manors Massage, a business built on repeat and referral business. The highest rated in USA on Masseurfinder.com. And voted SFGN Best Massage “2015.” If it’s time to relax its time for Wilton Manors Massage!

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Dr. Donna Watson A Place of Health - Chiropractic 2034 E Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-568-9355 APlaceOfHealth.com Fort Lauderdale Chiropractor Dr. Watson provides a variety of chiropractic treatments, massage therapy, pain management, and back pain relief care. These include relieving you from various forms of pain, including back pain, neck pain, arm pain, disc problems, pain resulting from auto accidents, pinched nerves, TMJ, and much more. She looks forward to meeting you and leading you on the way to a healthier, more comfortable lifestyle through proper pain relief treatment.

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nightlife Beach Betty’s 625 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach 954-921-9893 For over 30 years Beach Betty’s has been a stable and safe gathering place for lesbians and their admirers. It is often described as a lesbian version of “Cheers.” It’s a neighborhood pub where all are welcome which hosts rock bands on occasion and has a pool table, darts, brand new widescreen TV and drink specials served up by some of the best bartenders in the business. Hours: Noon to 3 am daily.

Hunters Nightclub 2232 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-630-3556 HuntersFtLauderdale.com Hunters Fort Lauderdale is located at the center of gay nightlife on “The Drive” in Wilton Manors. We serve up quality drinks, dancing and entertainment daily. We also offer Karaoke, country and western dancing, cabaret, large special events, happy hour and tons of friendly fun.

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nightlife Le Boy 1243 NE 11th Ave, Fort Lauderdale 954-368-8786 LeBoyTonight.com Never a cover, but always a good time. A neighborhood bar with an outdoor patio and a BBQ grill; an indoor stage illuminated with cutting edge lighting, populated by attractive performers, enticing shows, and hot entertainers, generating electricity and excitement and memories you won’t forget. Open 2 pm –2 am, Fridays and Saturdays till 3, and a package store next door, to boot! One Magical Weekend OneMagicalWeekend.com Celebrate PRIDE with One Magical Weekend the first week of June each year in Orlando. For over 25 years the LGBT community has gathered in Orlando, Florida to celebrate pride. Village Pub 2283 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors 754-200-5244 VillagePubWM.com Looking for a friendly bar to call home? Village Pub is YOUR bar on the Drive! Incredible Bartenders, Great Drink Specials, Amazing Entertainment and DJs, and its lively Dance Floor make it a favorite stop for all! Our kitchen will be opening Summer 2016, so stop in for a drink and a bite. Friendly Faces...Fresh Ideas! That’s Village Pub!

Matty’s Wilton Park 2100 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors 954-900-3973 MattysWiltonPark.com Matty’s Wilton Park has returned with its upscale atmosphere and friendly staff. Matty’s is the place to meet with friends, unwind, and recharge. Enjoy one of our signature drinks and grab a bite to eat from our tapas style kitchen. Matty’s also hosts a varity of performers like Legendary DJ Cazwell and Tina Burner from NYC. Rumors Bar 2426 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors 954-565-8851 RumorsbarWiltonManors.com Rumors is a place where anyone/everyone can come party. We feature a Video Bar, Sports Bar, Martini Lounge and, recently opened, our new Patio. Our laid-back environment allows you to kick back and watch a game, play a pool tournament, watch a drag show, see a live concert or simply people watch. Wolf Bar 2209 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-306-2510 Wolfbars.Club Wolf Bar is Wilton Manor’s first international gay club with locations in Paris & Beirut. Opening daily at 4 p.m. and proudly serving the LGBT community worldwide.

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professional A&H Air Conditioning 954-392-1301 FreonFix.com We have been serving the community for over 30 years. Quit dickin’ around and call us to get your AC fixed right! No up-sell pressure. Just real service, done right and done fast. Save our number... Sooner or later you will need it.

Barton & Miller Cleaners 2600 North Dixie Hwy 2331 NE 26th Street 954-566-4314 BartonAndMillerCleaners.com Voted the No. 1 Dry Cleaners in South Florida. We have been providing South Florida with quality dry cleaning and the finest customer service for over 56 years, and we provide FREE pick-up and delivery.

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professional CG Bookkeeping 111 Royal Park Dr., Oakland Park 954-777-1787 Chris@cgbookkeeping.com CGBookKeeping.com Full Charge Bookkeeping Services specializing in QuickBooks – Accounts Payable & Receivables, Payroll, Bank Reconciliation, Financial Statements. Free pickup & delivery. Always timely and responsive service.

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professional Criminal Defense Law Center 12 SE 7th Street #709, Fort Lauderdale 954-763-1900 NormKent.com The law offices of Kent & Cormican, P.A. focus on criminal and constitutional law, and are open on a twenty-four hour, emergency basis, as necessary, to respond to your legal needs. Jimenez Law Firm 100 SE 3rd Ave #1514, Fort Lauderdale 954-848-3111 JimenezLawOffices.com Established in 2013, Jimenez Law Offices was formed to provide a broad range of legal services. We offer multi-generational services to assist our clients at every stage in their lives. The firm believes in bringing both local and global perspectives to the needs of all clients, along with the critical intelligence and skills that set us apart from other small practices. Law Office of Robin Bodiford, PA 2550 N Federal Hwy, Suite 20, Fort Lauderdale 954-630-2707 LawRobin.com I provide confidential legal services in the areas of estate planning and administration (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care documents, probate) bankruptcy, domestic settlements and domestic agreements. Prior to making an appointment to see me, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns with me personally on the telephone. I offer free bankruptcy consultations and evening hours.

Girl Friday 4 U Fort Lauderdale & Wilton Manors 954-856-6093 GirlFriday4u.com A go-to-group eager to get things taken care of, catered especially for you. You can rely on our service when you are in need of additional assistance. We provide a wide variety of services a “jack of all trades” mentality and a can do attitude. Girl Friday 4U can assist with the work that must be done. Law Offices of Caro Kinsella 20801 Biscayne Blvd Suite 403, Aventura 954-304-2243 GayImmigration.guru Specializing in ALL U.S. Immigration matters our office exclusively practices US Immigration law and assists with: Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Immigration; Business, Investment, Employment and Family Visas; Green Cards, Citizenship and US Immigration cases for people with past crimes or arrests. Law Office Of George Castrataro 707 NE 3rd Ave Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale 954-573-1444 LawGC.com Since 2008, The Law Offices of George Castrataro, P.A., has been committed to helping clients protect their rights while providing an exceptional level of service, integrity and compassion in legal representation. Known for his philanthropic and charitable giving, George is listed as one of the nation’s Super Lawyers.

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professional Edwin Neimann Pianist & Teacher 954-826-9555 PianoKeys1981@yahoo.com Want to learn to play the piano? Learn from a teacher with over 20 years teaching experience. ALL ages welcome and all levels challenged. Learn to play blues, classical, jazz, popular, or gospel. Also contact Edwin if you need a pianist for your wedding, dinner party, or other event. To see performances search Edwin Neimann on YouTube.

Pallant Insurance 1800 NE 26th St, Fort Lauderdale 954-522-3800 PallantInsurance.com Joe Pallant and Pallant Insurance have over 45 years of experience as a leader in the South Florida Insurance Industry. Joe’s office is conveniently located at 1800 NE 26th Street in the heart of Wilton Manors. Our FRIENDLY staff and Great Pricing will satisfy all your Insurance needs. Please come into the office at any time for a FREE QUOTE!

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professional RICHARDS WEALTH GROUP Suzannah L. Richards, CLU, ChFC 3000 N. Federal Highway #8, Fort Lauderdale 954-958-4217 RichardsWealthGroup.com Financial planning practice offering: Life Insurance & Long Term Care Insurance; Charitable Giving; Retirement Planning & Distribution; Fee-based Financial Planning; Investment Solutions & Wealth Management. Our goal is to identifying the unique challenges of your family or business and design objective, customized plans to help you meet your financial goals. Selzer & Weiss Attorneys at Law 2550 NE 15th Ave, Wilton Manors 954-567-4444 SelzerAndWeiss.com At Selzer & Weiss, our legal team has been providing the community with superior legal services for over 29 years. With our main office in Fort Lauderdale, we represent families and individuals all over South Florida. Selzer & Weiss specializes in Estate Planning, Estate Administration (Probate), Trust Administration, Probate & Trust Litigation, and Personal Injury. Stevie Moon Tattoo 3045 N Federal Hwy # 96, Fort Lauderdale 954-565-4470 StevieMoon.com Stevie Moon Tattoo is a studio where someone can show up with an idea and watch that idea come to life to the highest possible level aesthetically. Trust your taste and examine StevieMoon.com. A tattoo is permanent, not a television show fad for ratings. Take your art seriously. These guys can help. 92 GUIDE TO THE DRIVE

Runyan Law Firm 707 NE 3rd avenue, suite 300, Fort Lauderdale 954-561-9466 RunyanLawFirm.com The Runyan law firm is a small, but full-service real estate firm. We provide residential and commercial contract representation, title closings, landlord-tenant representation and litigation on real estate matters. We also work with businesses on contracts, licenses, buy-sell agreements and litigation.

Shulman Law 3000 N. Federal Highway, Suite 8, Fort Lauderdale 754-779-7925 SashaShulmanLaw.com Law Firm focused on an individualized approach. We offer comprehensive Estate Planning, including Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and other essential documents for your needs. As a former prosecutor with over a decade of litigation experience, Shulman Law offers Criminal Defense representation, from misdemeanors to homicide. We offer free consultations.

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Wilton Manors Doggie Daycare Resort & Spa 2155 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors 754-223-4776 WiltonsManor.com With both of their experiences, talents and love for animals, Josh and Alan have brought a fresh approach to animal care. Safety and cleanliness are their main focus on the 3000 square foot indoor dog park and cage-free grooming. Hypoallergenic synthetic turf designed especially for animals and recycled materials make Wilton’s Manor Doggie Daycare & Grooming fun and safe.

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real estate Castelli Real Estate 2227 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-563-9889 CastelliRealEstate.com Since Castelli Real Estate Services doors opened in 2004, our integrity, quality and passion for real estate has propelled our business into the largest independent real estate company in South Florida. We pride ourselves on our dedication to immediately responding to any client’s concerns, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trust us with your business, and let us be the first ones to tell you, “Welcome Home.”

First Atlantic Realty, Inc. 1881 NE 26th Street STE 212, Wilton Manors 954-931-0031 FirstAtlanticRealty.com First Atlantic Realty, Inc. is your foremost real estate full-service provider offering the highest level of customer service. Founded in 1990 by real estate expert “Broker Joe” Grano, REALTOR®. With over 30 years experience, “Broker Joe” Grano, REALTOR® and his team are knowledgeable, professional and passionate about real estate, service and results.

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real estate Michael Hidalgo, P.A. EWM Realty International 1700 E Las Olas Blvd. Suite 103, Fort Lauderdale 954-249-6178 MichaelHidalgo.net Whether you’re looking to Buy, Sell, Rent or Invest, let Michael take you from searching to closing with the confidence that comes from working with a professional!

Mike Trottier, Realtor Mike’s Real Estate (Elainea Saleem, Broker) 954-627-1222 ext. 901 MikesREteam.com Mike specializes in Residential Real Estate – Sales, Rentals, and Property Management. He will work with you one-on-one to give you the individual attention you deserve. No deal is too small! Visit Mike’s website for more information and to search local sales and rental listings.

The Henri Frank Group ONE | Sotheby’s International Realty 401 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale 954-604-9999 HenriFrank.com Choosing the right Realtor when buying or selling real estate is an important decision. Since 1999, Henri Vezie provides superior service, knowledge and a commitment to his clients. The Henri Frank Group founded by he and Frank Vigliotti, will provide consultation on any transaction. You will get committed professional Realtors that stand proudly above the others.

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shopping 420 East Consignment 420 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 561-654-8648 BUY-SELL-CONSIGN. Located one main street north of “The Drive” we are “The Drive’s” friendliest neighbor! 420 EAST CONSIGNMENT offer’s the hottest brands and trends in decorating. Who needs retail with the most current looks packed in a 5,000sqft showroom! Easy free parking, friendly staff and delivery options available. Come see for yourself what all the fuss is about!

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50s60s70s LIVING 1200 NE 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 954-767-8000 50s60s70sLiving.com Fort Lauderdale’s largest selection of mid-century modern furniture. Where the dealers come to buy in Fort Lauderdale. Find us on Facebook.

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shopping Art Frenzie 2151 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-560-3684 Facebook.com/ArtFrenzie We are an Art Gallery that not only represents over 300 artists, but specializes in the Art of Custom Framing. Stop by and check out our vast array of works of art and unique accessories. Originals to prints, if we don’t have it we can get it for you! Original Steve Walker art dealer, largest selection anywhere in reproductions also.

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Argenti Designer Jewelers 218 Commercial Blvd, suite #103, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 954-772-6177 ArgentiDesignerJewelers.com Custom Design & Fine Jewelry Repair My specialty. Handmade original designer jewelry. Mark designs in 14k or 18k gold, platinum & sterling silver, diamonds, precious, semi precious, & exotic natural gemstones. All pieces are original designs and unique to our location only. Let me take your old jewelry and make new modern designs for you using your diamonds and gemstones at a fraction of the price. I can change your yellow gold into white gold with my process.


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shopping Chic Optique 2228 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors 954-567-3937 ChicOptique.net Owners and operators of Chic Optique, Karen Carroll and Julie Slater, have made the residents of South Florida look their best. Located in the heart of Wilton Manors, Chic Optique is unquestionably the hottest spot for everything eyewear related. Not only are Karen and Julie licensed opticians, but they serve as your personal stylists when picking out the perfect frames for you.

Flooring Perfection 5200 N Federal Hwy #6, Fort Lauderdale 954-567-3795 FlooringPerfection.com We have proudly served the LGBT community for over 30 years providing quality flooring to meet anyone’s needs. Specializing in custom floors, back splashes remodels and more. Contact us today for a free consultation or to visit our showroom.

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shopping Flowers Wilton Manors 2605 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors 954-835-5668 FlowersWiltonManors.com Flowers Wilton Manors is a Full Spectrum florist where fresh and beautiful flowers are transformed into art. Flowers and arrangements for any occasion along with a lovely array of gifts and dish gardens… you’ll always find something wonderful. Intimate weddings are our specialty. On the corner of 5 points.

Fort Lauderdale Flower Market 5600 NW 12th Ave #304, Fort Lauderdale 754-218-8210 FortlauderdaleFlowerMarket.com With a unique concept to give DIY consumers more options in floral designs, Fort Lauderdale Flower Market was established. We have become the leading supplier of fresh-cut flowers in Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach counties.

JP’s Chocolate Shoppe 2410 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-368-5533 JPsChocolateShoppe.com Fabulous chocolate gift shop offering an array of fresh artisan chocolate delicacies, gourmet gift baskets, fine wines and champagne, artisan fudge bars, chocolate sauces, coffees, candles and much more. With their new addition of fresh baked dessert pastries, JP’s Chocolate Shoppe is the perfect place to get that special gift for any occasion. A chocolate lover’s dream! 110 GUIDE TO THE DRIVE

Fort Lauderdale Comics 1929 S. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale 954-530-6722 LauderdaleComics.com Lauderdale Comics was founded by people who love comics, games, and related merchandise, and recognized the growing population in Downtown Fort Lauderdale demanding a place of their own. More than just a “comic book store,” Lauderdale Comics is a modern, industrial space where customers are encouraged to hang out, debate the latest issues in the world of comics, read a new graphic novel, or play D&D with their buddies. GNC 642 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale 954-467-0651 GNC.com GNC sets the standard in the nutritional supplement industry for truth in labeling, ingredient safety and product potency. In fact, GNC is the world’s largest company of its kind devoted exclusively to helping its customers improve the quality of their lives. Simply put, GNC can help you Live Well!

Ludwig Framemakers 2420 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-306-3138 LudwigFrameMakers.com “WHERE FRAMING IS AN ARTFORM” Custom Framing is our specialty, whether, photo, poster, canvas, and any other media, if it can be framed. We can do it. We also specialize in custom mirrors and fine art printing available. We also have handmade boxes for all of your small treasures.


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shopping Modern Home 2 Go 4000 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale 954-530-5650 MH2G.com With so many modern furniture stores offering contemporary furniture solutions in Miami, Doral and Fort Lauderdale it can be very confusing to decide which ones to buy from. Modern Home 2 Go (MH2G) is proud to be the premier destination for your modern furniture needs.

Out of The Closet - AHF 2097 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-358-5580 OutOfTheCloset.org The self-sustaining business model that enables AIDS Healthcare Foundation to provide life saving care to over 300,000 people in 32 countries worldwide rests upon the nationwide collection of Out of the Closet Thrift Stores and AHF Pharmacy sites.

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shopping Poverello Thrift Store 2056 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors 954-561-3663 Poverello.org Broward County’s only specialized food pantry serving over 2,600 individuals each month who live with HIV/AIDS. Your support through food or cash donations helps us reach those goals each month.

Shades of the Past Antiques 2360 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 954-829-3726 ShadesOfThePastAntiques.com We carry a full line of antiques, art, furniture and decorative accessories for your home. Stop in often to see our eclectic mix for all tastes from the 19th to mid-century modern as our inventory is constantly changing. We will offer a discount to anyone that mentions they saw us in this guide. If you have items to sell give us a call.

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shopping South Beach Tanning 2721 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors 954-566-0200 SouthBeachTanningCompany.com Founded in 2003, and inspired by the art deco look of South Beach Miami. Accented with bright colors, the result is a unique chain of salons with a South Beach Chic appeal. Just like the hottest clubs, customers say South Beach Tanning Company has become the place for tanning. From the moment you walk through the door, you will know this is not your ordinary salon.

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theaters Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale 954-462-0222 BrowardCenter.org Overlooking the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, this premier performing arts venue hosts Broadway musicals, operas, ballets, concerts, plays, multicultural performances, lectures, workshops and educational events; and it offers one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, serving more than 150,000 students annually.

The Classic Gateway Theatre 1820 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale 954-763-7994 ClassicGateway.com Presenting the best in fine art, independent and first run films at Fort Lauderdale’s first and original movie theatre. Celebrating 60 plus years and still going! Our theater has not only upgraded to comfortable leather lounge seating, we regularly feature newly released and classic LGBTQ films of historical significance.

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theaters Duncan Theatre 4200 S Congress Avenue, Lake Worth 561-868-3309 DuncanTheatre.org The Duncan Theatre programs are funded in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, The Florida Council on Arts and Culture, The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Commission, and the Tourist Development Council. Thanks to these services we can provide quality arts and entertainment for all of South Florida to enjoy.

Lake Worth Playhouse 713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth 561-586-6410 LakeWorthPlayHouse.org The Lake Worth Playhouse is a 501c3 nonprofit community theatre with a neverbe-dark policy and is proud to offer a variety of mainstream and alternative programming. The Playhouse also offers educational programs for adults and children in addition to daily independent and foreign films in the Stonzek Theatre.

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