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October 8, 2014

Wilton Manor Candidates Face Off In Debate By Christiana Lilly

Elections are coming up in November, and three neighborhood associations worked together to bring the city’s 10 candidates for mayor and commissioner for a forum. Hagen Park’s community center was filled to the brim, with every seat taken and others sitting against the wall to hear the candidates share their plans to improve Wilton Manors. The forum was organized by the Wilton Manors East Neighborhood Association, Central Area Neighborhood Association of Wilton Manors, and the Westside Association of Wilton Manors. Michael d’Oliveira of The Pelican moderated the forum, organized by members of the three neighborhood associated in Wilton Manors. Each candidate had a one-minute opening statement, answered five questions with two minutes each, followed by a two-minute closing statement. They did not have access to questions beforehand and were not allowed to use their cell phones. 1. Now that the police department is fully staffed, has implemented 12-hour shifts and is funded for license plate recognition system, what is your plan to proactively prevent crime, improve public safety (including homelessness

issues), and enforce the city code and why will your plan work? A common consensus among the candidates was community policing and bike patrols. Lillie Harris, who has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience in Miami, noted that she already implemented a program in Miami two decades ago. “I understand this job,” she said. Uniquely, Doug Blevin said as mayor he would want to participate in a ride along with police officers to understand their job better. Christopher Warnig admitted to having a run in with the police in Pennsylvania and Wilton Manors, but that helped him respect the abilities of the police force. He wants to promote community policing and more community events for residents to get to know officers, an idea that Naomi Ruth Parker also suggested. Sal Torre, president of the Westside Association of Wilton Manors, said that bike patrols have been working well in his part of the city. Boyd Corbin said he wants working cameras in Colohatchee Park, which he called a “sex park.” As for the homeless, there were various suggestions. Scott Newman admitted that the city’s homeless problem is not a one-day fix and that he would like to work with Broward County and the state to get them off the streets and into a decent home. Blevin suggested building an incentive for the homeless to move into other

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Found at Eucalyptus Gardens

By Michael d’Oliveira Tucked away behind Old Florida Seafood House on Northeast 13 Avenue, Eucalyptus Gardens is part commune, part capitalist venture. With its large, open courtyard, lush landscaping and pergolas, it’s also part farm, part backyard. Matias Jurgeit, manager at The Alchemist, the coffee house, calls it a place to “hide from the city.” Said Jurgeit, “Being [back] here, you don’t hear a lot of cars. This is a place where we can disconnect, do some face to face social networking . . . it’s not for people in a rush.” For Danielle Perry, owner of the wine bar and tapas restaurant, Chateau D’vine, it’s a second home. “It’s kind of like you’re coming into my

home . . . it’s just comfortable.” Perry opened Chateau D’vine, her “upscale dive bar,” three months ago after years serving drinks in the corporate world. Her last gig was at the Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six. “It helped me to get this but it was definitely the last straw.” It’s a straw she’s done as much as she can to break. “My walls are pink. They were always going to be pink.” The aesthetics isn’t the only thing that’s done differently though. Next door to Chateau D’vine is Seed of Life, a restaurant that is 100 percent vegan, 100 percent organic and 100 percent gluten-free. If

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OPINION

A response to Hetero Burger

Gays Cleaned up Wilton Manors and Straights Should be Thankful

By Pier Angelo

The September edition of The Islander, a new monthly publication covering Wilton Manors, published an anti-gay letter from a “concerned” citizen. The 45-year resident of Wilton Manors complains about the rampant vulgarity along Wilton Drive. He feels that heterosexuals are marginalized in the Island City and objects to some of the names of the establishments along the drive. His bone is with Gaysha, Gay Mart and Rock Hard. Obviously he has no sense of humor. I find “Gaysha” rather clever and certainly not offensive. Would he prefer “Happy Mart” to Gay Mart? And as far as Rock Hard goes he must be sexually repressed. When I saw Rock Hard for the first time I thought of...Led Zeppelin. He asks the question “Would I be able to get an occupational license if I tried to open a “Hetero Burger”? What about “Strait Mart”? I don’t’ see why not. I just think the names of his choice are rather boring to attract a flood of customers in South Florida. Perhaps he should consider opening those establishments in Alabama. He goes on with his rant by saying: “It’s one thing to want equality it’s another to try to steamroller your hunger for dominance over a city at the cost of those families who still want to live a non-sexualized, suburban family lifestyle.” Dominance? That’s a big word albeit a cool name for a kinky sex toy store (straight or gay). This “Future Burger Joint Entrepreneur” resident should be reminded what Wilton Manors was 25 years ago. He could start by looking up the value of his home back then and check it against its value today. And at the quality of life. I remember what our little city was back in the days: a desert of boardedup strip malls, grimy and gunky trailer parks, crack houses, and abandoned buildings strewn with garbage. Slumlords were kings. Crime lurked behind every corner. A very seedy and dangerous place that appealed to no one. In April of 1997, George Kessinger took a big gamble

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by opening a rocking sports bar called Georgie’s Alibi in the boarded-up shell of a shuttered bank in a decrepit strip mall. That unlocked the golden gates of Wilton Manor’s Renaissance. A slew of gay or gay-friendly businesses followed — coffeehouses, real estate agents, eateries, banks, clothing stores, developers. That same year, Jim Stork started Stork’s Bakery and Café on NE 15th Avenue; three years later, Wilton Manors elected its first gay mayor, John Fiore. Norm Kent founded the tribe’s local paper, The Express, precursor of SFGN, in December of 1999. People streamed in, decrepit little houses were purchased by gays and renovated, the value of real estate shot up, streets were repaved, cleaned up, new townhouses and apartment complexes dotted the neighborhood. Yes, today, Wilton Manors is the center of Florida’s queer universe. Wilton Drive is the heart of one of the gayest towns in America, 40 percent of its 15,000-plus residents identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual but the other 60 percent has benefited, in more ways than one, by the vision the early gay pioneers had for the city. They took all the risks and did all the work, the rest of the population, and those who have moved in since, reaped all the benefits by osmosis. Real-estate prices skyrocketed, peaking in 2007 at nearly $400,000 for the average single-family home. Prices are lower since the crash but much higher than they ever were before gentrification. And finally, Middle River Trailer Park, Wilton Manors’ last trailer park, and the location of the 1996 Demi Moore film Striptease” has sold to developers who plan to turn the site into apartments called Metropolitan with an arts park and other amenities. Good riddance. The above mentioned gentleman, who complains about the children having to see the “offensive” signs “every day when passing by on the school bus” should instead rejoice that the last remnants of the Wilton Manors sleaze years are finally gone. And yes gays are responsible and straights should be thankful. LOL. Love it or Leave it.


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a hungry patron at Chateau D’vine wants a vegan flatbread, Cristina Spinelli, owner of Seed of Life, is all too happy to cook and it up. If a customer at Seed of Life wants a bottle of wine, Perry is all too happy to serve it. “We support each other so we can grow as a whole,” Spinelli said. “We all share. It’s a very close type community.” Claudia Vallejo of Fort Lauderdale compared Eucalyptus Gardens to a children’s book – full of possibilities. “Every door has its . . . opportunity; little places where you can try cozy pleasures.” Rounding out Eucalyptus Gardens is New Day Desserts bakery, the EG Farm Store and Zen Orchids. The Urban Life Green Market is also held there every Thursday from 5 p.m.. to 10 p.m. The EG Farm Store sells rice, flour, granola, sweet potatoes, potato chips, coconut oil, syrup, sugar and other organic items. There are also fresh eggs from a farm in Homestead, said EG Farm Store owner Jorge Bricuela. “We have unique items here you won’t find anywhere else.” Like much of the food, wine, beer and coffee, much of the advertising for Eucalyptus Gardens is also organic – word of mouth. Francesca Gonzales of Fort Lauderdale heard about it through her raw foods group. “Raw sweets

are my favorite. I’ve been meaning to come here for a while. I like to check out places that are vegan.” Sue Ellen Verdors, an Urban Life Green Market vendor who sells soap and lotions, said she envisions Eucalyptus Gardens becoming even more than it is. “It’s going to be something special if everyone keeps fighting through.” Eucalyptus Gardens is located at 2430 NE 13 Ave. in Wilton Manors. For more information, visit facebook.com/eat.brew. bark.love, eucalyptus-gardens.com or call 954-394-4322.

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5 Brain-Health Tips from Bodybuilding Neurosurgeon

Steps to care for your most vital organ during World Alzheimer’s Month By Dr. Brett Osborn

As a fitness expert and neurosurgeon, Dr. Brett Osborn says he appreciates the growing public interest in general health and fitness. Now, he says, that attention needs to extend to arguably our most essential organ – the brain. “There are several, multi-billion dollar industries out there dedicated to burning fat and building muscle; cognitive health, on the other hand, has been largely overlooked,” says Osborn, author of “Get Serious, A Neurosurgeon’s Guide to Optimal Health and Fitness,” www. drbrettosborn.com. “Of course, any good health expert is quick to remind readers that it’s all connected. For example, what’s good for the heart will be, directly or indirectly, good for the brain.” September’s an appropriate time to talk brain health: its World Alzheimer’s Month, and it’s the beginning of football season. By now, we know that football players in the NFL, college and even high school suffer considerable head trauma, whether through big hits resulting in concussions or moderate, repeated blows, he says. It’s also soccer season in other parts of the world. Concern continues to mount about the neurological damage done to players from repeated headers, where the ball is hit by the head. The long-term effects, including depression and other mental-health problems, are similar to

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those suffered by American football players, he says. “Sports can impart great habits to kids, including discipline, fellowship and an emphasis on strength and endurance,” says Osborn, a bodybuilder and father. “As our children return to school and sports, health-care providers, coaches and parents need to make it a top priority to protect our student-athletes’ brains.” Osborn offers five tips to help everyone maintain brain health: • Learn new skills. “Just as with other health concerns, brain health should be rooted in the prevention of disease,” he says. Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease, the causes of which, and the cure, are unknown. However, it’s widely thought that brain stimulation and activity can delay the onset of the disease. The acquisition of a new skill – whether it’s learning to play an instrument or taking up waterskiing – exercises the brain “muscle.” • Commit to actual exercise. Everyone knows that exercise helps protect the heart, but not everyone knows that physical activity is also good for the brain. The brain is not a muscle, but it can be worked as muscle is worked during exercise, which forges new neuron pathways. “Let’s face it, there is a component of learning in exercise,” Osborn says. “You cannot master the squat overnight; the brain has to change. Neuronal

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connections, or ‘synapses,’ are formed through very complex biophysical mechanisms. That takes time.” • Don’t sweat stress. There is such a thing as good stress, including the acute bodily stress involved in strength training. Of course, there’s the bad stress, such as psychological stress associated with work or interpersonal relationships, and environmental stress, derived from pesticide-laden food – toxins. As always, you have a choice. You don’t have to accept mental stress in your life. Reconsider toxic relationships. Rethink how you handle pressure at work. Perhaps adopt a lunchtime exercise routine. • Fuel a better body and brain. “I don’t believe in ‘diets,’ ” Osborn says. “Fit individuals were around for eons before the term existed, and I associate the term with temporary and, often, self-destructive behaviors.” Again, it’s all connected. A healthy balance of food and activity will inevitably be good for the entire body: the heart, skeleton, muscles, brain, etc. Proper nutrition is a natural mood enhancer, and good health will inevitably improve self-esteem. • Feed your head with smart drugs. Some pharmaceuticals may help enhance cerebral blood flow and increase concentration, including Hydergine, Deprenyl and Prozac, to name a few. Ask your doctor about these. There are also over-the-counter

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smart drugs to consider. Piracetam is one of the oldest and has been shown to have a variety of positive effects in patients with cognitive disorders like dementia and epilepsy. Vinpocetine has potent anti-inflammatory effects, and inflammation is a key component in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease, and others. You may also want to check out gingko biloba and pregnenolone. About Dr. Brett Osborn Brett Osborn is a New York Universitytrained, Board-Certified neurological surgeon with a secondary certification in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He holds a CSCS honorarium from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dr. Osborn specializes in scientifically based nutrition and exercise as a means to achieve optimal health and preventing disease. He is the author “Get Serious, A Neurosurgeon’s Guide to Optimal Health and Fitness,” www.drbrettosborn.com.


Stonewall Gallery Brings LGBT History, Culture to Wilton Drive By Michael d’Oliveira When the staff members and directors of the Stonewall National Museum and Archives were looking for a home for their new gallery, they realized they had a problem. “The biggest problem is we’re not in the gay community. We were two miles away [in Fort Lauderdale] but we weren’t really accomplishing our mission,” said David Jobin, Stonewall’s executive director. “It’s important [this gallery be] where gay tourism is already centered.” Located at 2157 Wilton Drive, Stonewall Gallery Wilton Manors opened temporarily in March with the week-long exhibit “The Times of Our Lives: LGBT People and Issues on the Cover of Time Magazine.” A permanent opening took place in June, just in time for the city’s annual Stonewall festival. Since then, exhibits have included “Days without Sunshine: Anita Bryan’s Anti-Gay Crusade” a retrospective of the former beauty queen and Florida orange juice spokeswoman who led the repeal of Dade County’s a n t i - d i s c r i m i n at i o n ordinance in 1977. Miami-Dade didn’t reinstate its antidiscrimination ordinance until 1997. Jobin said the mission of the Gallery is to

community and LGBT-themed events. Featured this month is actress and comedian Lily Tomlin, who married her longtime partner, Jane Wagner, on Dec. 31, 2013. The other half is devoted to temporary exhibits. From now until October 19, “Transcending Gender Glossary & Etiquette” is the featured exhibit. The exhibit includes a timeline of transgender and cross-dressing events and people, including Chaz Bono and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of men who dress as nuns to raise money for charity and to spotlight moral issues within society and the Catholic church. Also included are newspaper clippings highlighting individuals who were fired for being transgender. For more information, visit stonewallmuseum.org. The Stonewall Gallery Wilton Manors is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 2 to 10 p.m. and closed on Mondays.

teach the LGBT community about its own history, the good and the bad. “You learn about your history at home, but most LGBT people weren’t raised by LGBT parents. So who is going to teach us that history if we’re not getting it inside that home?” Michael Rajner, local community and LGBT rights activist, said the Gallery filled a much-needed role in the city’s cultural landscape. “It’s one of the things we’ve been really missing on The Drive. While we have art galleries and studios one of the things we’re really missing, for a community and city that has such a high concentration of LGBT individuals, was something about our culture. It’s a great opportunity to introduce people to how rich our struggle is for equality.” The Gallery is divided into two halves: one side features semi-permanent items, such as the gavel used by Nancy Pelosi when Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed in 2010. It was donated by Rep. Barney Frank. Also included is a timeline that features members of the LGBT

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Photos By David Replogle Humans of Wilton Manors is an attempt at capturing the exhaustive, diverse community of Wilton Manors. The project was inspired by Humans of New York, a Facebook page, which uses photographs and quotes to provide strangers with a view of the daily life of people in New York. Humans of Wilton Manors is posted at Facebook.com/ SouthFloridaGayNews every day at noon or check out SFGN.com/ HOWM to see them all. What is the nicest thing anyone has done for you or has given you? “I would have to say the gift of confidence that my father gave to me, and that is priceless. He died over 40 years ago but had a great influence on my personality. That is a true gift.

What was the most favorite car you have ever owned? “A Red 1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse, it had the automatic seatbelts and it was a stick shift.”

What is an item from your bucket-list? “Eventually move to Europe, and find a Husband some British, Irish Man.”

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “On a Yacht... hopefully have my own little store with my homemade Pickling and preserves that’s my specialty but I also do corn breads and cheese spreads.”

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What do you want to be when you grow up? “Elsa!” Are you going to make it snow all the time? “Yeah!” (Elsa is a character from the movie frozen.)

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areas or enter rehabilitation centers. Ruth Harris suggested the services of the Family Success Center be utilized, which can help the homeless from out of town to return. Ted Galatis noted that it’s not a crime to be homeless, and to create and better ordinances for where they are allowed to be. Justin Flippen suggested working with programs that the county offers. Gary Resnick, who is current mayor, said the focus needs to be on mental illness and homeless veterans, something he has been working on with the Florida League of Mayors. “It’s a shame that there are vets who are homeless,” he said. “We must take steps to deal with [the homeless] or we will be ground zero for the homeless problem,” Torre said, noting that Oakland Park and Fort Lauderdale are pushing a lot of the population out of their own cities. 2. This question focuses on current and proposed development such as the new Metropolitan Apt. Bldg, Spiritual Center Church site, Wilton Drive, and other major crosscorridors and other forms of development such as bike paths and sidewalks. How will you preserve and protect neighborhoods from increased traffic, parking and crime yet encourage all forms of positive development? Much of the candidates encouraged residents and neighborhood associations to be involved in the planning process. Flippen noted his involvement with the Economic Development Task Force to engage neighborhoods in plans with the city’s corridors. “I don’t want Wilton Manors to become a Fort Lauderdale or anything else,” he said. Harris said she would like to expand the master plan and “bring stakeholders to the table.” Resnick noted work going on on Dixie Highway and Powerline road,

including eliminating a lane in the latter and turning it into a bike lane. “I’m always going to make sure our neighborhoods are our first priority,” he said. Blevin would like to see more daytime business open on Wilton Drive and working with developers early on. Galatis said he does not want any multi-family homes coming into neighborhoods, and would like to see developers have rent-to-own programs instead of simply renting. Corbin said he wanted to see money stop being used on expanding Hagen Park. Warnig stressed his support for a parking garage, a topic that has been tossed around in the commission, and reassess the contract with the meter company. 3. What is your plan to improve city services balancing the value of services against their costs to taxpayers, especially if you received campaign contributions from city contractors? Torres wants to see greater maintenance of parks. Galatis noted that he is not in favor of big government and would like to keep taxes low for residents. Harris encouraged partnerships between the private and public sectors to keep taxes low, “thinking outside of the box,” as she called it. Flippen said the same thing, and noted that “Wilton Manors is not wasteful.” Parker said the commission needs to sit with the budget and do it again, but this time as a zero-based budget. Resnick is looking forward to getting the results of a survey back from residents for suggestions, “Change isn’t always positive and change doesn’t always move things forward.” Corbin suggested increasing efforts on code enforcement as well as taking over the parking meter contract themselves, possible saving $100,000. Another money-saving suggestion was brought up by Blevin, who wants to look at productivity in departments and see if there is any crossover. He also wants to keep the

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four-day work week, but to have floating days off so that services will still be available on Fridays. Warnig again brought up the parking garage, claiming it will “boost the economy.” Some candidates said they have received money from contractors, while others were vehemently against it. Treasury reports can be viewed online at WiltonManors.com. Newton said “I will never be bought.” 4. What do you think are the greatest challenges for the city of Wilton Manors in the next four years? If elected, what would you do to address the issues? Resnick stated that sustainability would be his focus, and applauded the improvements happening all over the city and the new construction manager. Galatis also mentioned sustainability and wants to reexamine the city’s water contract with Fort Lauderdale for better rates. Torre said attention needs to be given to the arts and entertainment district as well as rezoning Andrews Avenue. Newton said that while there is a need for growth in the city, it needs to be steady and smart growth. He mentioned free parking to help day businesses. Harris again emphasized the need for thinking outside of the box and innovation. Corbin wants more focus on public safety, mentioning that there are home invasions because of foreclosures. Warnig said with such a small city, the commission should relook at the necessity of public transportation. Parker said “I don’t believe I would do anything our city hasn’t already done.” Elections are Nov. 4. To register to vote, update your voter information, or for any other questions, visit the Broward County Supervisor of Elections website, browardsoe.org or call 954357-7050.

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October

Wilton Manors Green Market

Dog Obedience Class Beginner Israeli Dance Class Friends of the Library Square Dancing

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Happy Hour with Trixie Hula Dance Class Zumba Fitness

City Commission Meeting

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Happy Hour with Trixie Hula Dance Class Zumba Fitness

Dog Obedience Class Beginner Israeli Dance Class Friends of the Library Square Dancing

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Zumba Fitness Brains and Balance Past 60 Family Storytime Island City Book Club

Dog Obedience Class Beginner Israeli Dance Class Square Dancing Historical Society Meeting

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Happy Hour with Trixie Hula Dance Class Zumba Fitness

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Dog Obedience Class Oct. 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 6:30 p.m. at Hagen Park (Basketball Court) Beginner Israeli Dance Class Oct. 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 7 p.m. — 9 p.m. at Hagen Park Community Center Friends of the Library General Meeting Oct. 9, 7 p.m. at Richard C. Sullivan Public Library Square Dancing Oct. 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 7

p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Island City Park Preserve Wilton Manors Green Market Oct. 11, 12 & 18, 19 & 25, 26 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Wilton Manors City Hall / Hagen Park Happy Hour with Trixie (Meditation & Aromatherapy) Oct. 13, 20, 27 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Women’s Club Hula Dance Class Oct. 13, 20, 21, 27 at 28 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Hagen

Park Community Center Preschool Story time October 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM at Richard C. Sullivan Public Library 500 NE 26th St. For ages 2 - 5. Caregivers must remain with their children. Zumba Fitness Oct. 13, 15. 20, 21, 27 & 29 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Island City Park Preserve City Commission Meeting *at Hagen Park* October

14 & 28 at 7 p.m. at Hagen Park 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 Brains and Balance Past 60 Oct. 15, 22 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Hagen Park Family Storytime Oct. 15, 22, 29 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Richard C. Sullivan Public Library Island City Book Club Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. at Richard C. Sullivan Public Library

Historical Society Meeting Oct. 16 7 p.m. at City Hall Commission Chambers Early Voting for General Election Oct. 20-31 from 11 a.m.  – 7 p.m. at City Hall Commission Chambers Halloween Spooktackular October 23, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Wilton Manors Elementary School The City of Wilton Manors Leisure Services

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Department will present it’s annual HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR For children and adults of all ages Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:00pm-9:00pm at Wilton Manors Elementary School 2401 NE 3rd Avenue Wilton Manors, Florida. MORE INFO call 954-390-2130 Wicked Manors October 31, 7 p.m. on Wilton Drive Our Dragtastic Emcee, Miss

Misty Eyez returns to the Mainstage alongside with some of South Florida’s FIERCEST DRAG QUEENS. Enter one of our EIGHT COSTUME CONTESTS with cash prizes! Trick or Treat On The Drive starts at 5:00 with a Kids Costume Contest at 7:00 and a Pet Costume Contest at 7:30! (NOTE: Wilton Drive will be closed to traffic from 1:00 PM on Friday, October 31 until 3:00 AM on Saturday, November 1)

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