Monday, February 28, 2011

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To our readers here on the Wilton Manors Main Street Blog and Facebook groups, we are in the process of putting together our March eNewsletter. 

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Island City Art Walk March 18, 2011

The next Island City Art Walk is scheduled for Friday, March 18th, 2011. 

Mark it on your calendar to be on Wilton Drive from 7pm until 10pm or later in order to see some exciting new art exhibits, the chance to see your neighbors, visit all the shops and much more.

Parking will be available as always on Wilton Drive, and at Hagen Park at 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors.

To view full size the list of businesses that are participating, please click on the picture.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Market Bazaar at the Shoppes of Wilton Manors Today

If you are looking for something interesting to do today, one suggestion is to head over to the Drive.  There's always something going on there, but today you can rub shoulders with your neighbors while looking for treasures and knick knacks.  Usually there are some food vendors and you can get some fresh produce - their bell peppers are usually amazing.  Every month it seems to grow a little larger and since the weather is cool and is pleasant today, the crowd will be bigger still.

Today from 9am until 2pm at the Shoppes of Wilton Manors, there will be the monthly Market Bazaar flea market.  This is headed by Wilton Manors Main Street business of the quarter recipient Nikki and Steve Rose from their iconic coffee shop Java Boys.  If you make it there, stop in and say hi to Nikki and Steve, they'll treat you like family and let them know we sent you.  Their Facebook page has some pictures from the shop, so if you can't manage to get in for some Joe and a bit of a snack, you can see the place here.

This is a monthly scheduled event that has all sorts of new and used items, and has rapidly become one of the things that locals look forward to.   It is a great way to meet your neighbors, get some coffee or visit some of the other shops at the center, and be a part of your community.

The address is 2030 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL, 33305

Thursday, February 17, 2011

All the News About this Friday's Island City Art Walk

Starting at 7pm Friday February 18th and continuing until at least 10pm, the Island City Art Walk on Wilton Drive will have some exciting new changes for this month.

Wilton Manors Main Street is proud to announce the collaboration of Ellen Charapko Gallery with Gables Wilton Park to add new exhibition space at Friday Night's Island City Art Walk.

This Island City Art Walk, Wilton Manors Main Street will have two artists for you to view.  First, returning to us on the outside will be Claudia Castillo.  Claudia has been with us for the last few Island City Art Walks and enjoys the vibe and the opportunity to show her art to the people here.  We're happy to have her return to us.   You can read more about Claudia and her bio at this link.

Exhibiting indoors at Wilton Manors Main Street will be Barbara Jeneava Lloyd.  Barbara's works are in Acrylics and Mixed Media and have been exhibited in New York City and South Beach.  Here is a chance for you to see her works for yourself here in Wilton Manors.  You can read more about Barbara and her bio here.

Finally, Ellen Charapko Gallery has arranged with the Gables Wilton Park for Alternative Space.  Ellen Charapko Gallery, Alternative Space, will present selections from the body of work of: Cesar Garcia, Silvio Gayton and Joaquín González. This is a special, one night only presentation which will coincide with the Island City Art Walk on Friday, February 18, 2011, 7 - 10 pm. Location: 2184 Wilton Drive in the new "Gables" complex.

Three blocks north from the Alternative Space in the Gables complex, the Ellen Charapko Gallery (main gallery), will be presenting a solo show for San Francisco artist, Tim Yankosky. "Drastic Measures" will run through April 6th, 2011.

Wilton Manors is fast becoming the newest art hub in South Florida. Artists, gallerists, curators and collectors are beginning to take notice of the friendly, small town atmosphere which has much to offer in space available in newly built, high end buildings along Wilton Drive. Ideal space, is available, especially for new galleries. The eclectic town has gained world-wide recognition as a destination in South Florida. Minutes from the Ft Lauderdale Airport and close to the beach, Wilton Manors is the perfect balance of new urban spaces and old-iconic buildings, art galleries, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

The entire Ellen Charapko Gallery's press release can be found at this link.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Central Area Neighborhood Association Meeting Wednesday at 7

This is directly from CANAWM's Email Blast.  Join us and the Central Area Neighborhood Association of Wilton Manors at Hagen Park for their informative meeting.

Central Area Neighborhood Association of Wilton Manors will meet Wednesday, February 16 at 7 PM at Hagen Park, behind City Hall at 2020 Wilton Drive. Among the agenda items are a report from the Wilton Manor's Police Department, introduction of Main Street's newly installed President Krishan Manners and discussion about developing a partnership with Main Street in 2011 for a special project. Also, nominations will be accepted for CANA's Board of Directors and any paid member is welcome to submit their name.

Please join us to find out what CANA is planning for 2011 and how you can be part of the fun!
We'll be glad to see you!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Barbara Jeaneva Lloyd will be hosted at the Island City Art Walk this Friday

Wilton Manors Main Street is delighted to announce that we’re hosting award-winning artist, Barbara Jeaneva Lloyd on February 18th, 7-11pm, for the Island City Artwalk.  

Barbara’s work with Acrylics, Mixed Media, Collage, etc., has been exhibited in the Ceres Gallery, NYC; Artists Haven Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; City Hall Gallery, CT; Artoconecto/Art Basel, Miami; Museum of Computer Art, Brooklyn, NY; Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; Art Kudos Juried Competition; GAB Studio Gallery, Miami, FL and more.
Awards include the Art Buzz Graphics and Acrylics Competitions, four “Special Recognition" Awards from Upstream People Gallery Juried Exhibitions, and a Body-of-Work Award from Mosaic Globe. Her work has been published in the Art Buzz Collections 2009 & 2010, Suspense Magazine, Hidden City Quarterly, CT Creative, The Bullet, Sonata, Status Hat Press, Art Hash and more.

Stop by Main Street this Friday and meet Barbara and see the results of her spectacular talent!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Yard Sale and Women's Club Sale Saturday February 12

A Quick reminder... tomorrow is the yard sale but there is more!  Over at the Women's Club of Wilton Manors, there will be a sale.  Antiques, furnishings and other collectibles. 

Starts at 8am and goes on until 2pm. 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors.  The Women's club is on NE 21st Court next to the Volleyball and Tennis courts at Hagen Park.

Everything that is sold will benefit the Wilton Manors Historical Society.  There will be many antique items to help you set up your next event.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Next Yard Sale is this Saturday at Wilton Manors Hagen Park

There's another Yard Sale at Wilton Manors City Hall and Hagen Park this weekend.

You will have a chance to meet your neighbors, go through their things and perhaps bring home a treasure of your own.

The Friends of the Wilton Manors Library will host its Book Tent display at the Yard Sale.  You can find yourself some winter reading for the cool nights or sunny days by the pool.  Your purchases at the Friends of the Library Tent will help improve your own City Library.  Your money spent in Wilton Manors will stay to help Wilton Manors.

This is the monthly event that is hosted by the City and is going to be run this Saturday, February 12th, 2011 from 8AM to 2PM.

You never know who or what you will find there!  Hope to see you at the Yard Sale.

Hagen Park
2020 Wilton Drive
Wilton Manors, FL, 33305

Expanded parking on premises and on Wilton Drive.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pictures of our Board at the Election 2011

On January 27th, Wilton Manors Main Street held its election for the board by its members.  The picture has all the board, it's friends and some of them members here.

The list from left to right are:
Commissoner Julie Carson,
Board Secretary Fred Reissner,
Incoming Board Member Anthony LoGrande,
Social Media Director William Woeppel,
Board Vice President Tom Tabor,
Incoming Board Member Mary Nolan,
Returning Board Member Brett Nein,
Returning Board Secretary Chuck Poole,
Returning Board Member Kevin Knorr,
City Manager and Board Member Joe Gallegos,
Incoming Board President Krishan Manners,
Outgoing Board President Doug Blevins,
Chairman of the Board Diane Cline,
Outgoing Board Member Don Beihn,

And last but not least, Wilton Manors Vice Mayor Tom Green.

All members of Wilton Manors Main Street were invited to attend, and we welcome all who are interested to join us as a member for the year.  If you haven't joined, you may find out how at this link.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wilton Manors Main Street Announces New Board Officers

February 1, 2011
(Wilton Manors, FL.)  Wilton Manors Main Street held its Annual Meeting on January 27, 2011 and elected new members to its Board of Directors.  Six members were not up for re-election, as they are completing their two-year term.  Standing directors are: Tom Tabor, Kevin Knorr, William Woeppel, Chuck Poole, Brett Nein and permanent member, the City Manager of Wilton Manors, Joseph Gallegos.  Re-elected to the Board are Diane Cline and Fred Reissner.  New additions are Mary Nolan, Anthony LoGrande and Krishan Manners.

In accordance with their bylaws, the board was elected by the membership, after which the new board elects the officers, within 10 days of the Annual Meeting.  The board convened on January 31st to elect new executive officers.  The new executive board is: 

Chairperson – Diane Cline
President/CEO – Krishan Manners
Vice President – Tom Tabor
Treasurer – Chuck Poole
Secretary – Fred Reissner

Outgoing President, Doug Blevins, was honored at the annual meeting for his accomplishments during his time at Wilton Manors Main Street, which benefitted both Main Street and the City of Wilton Manors.

“Doug has made major strides forward for the organization and this community, ranging from the “Diggin’ the Drive” event to landscape Jaycee Park, the “Wicked Weekend” Halloween event to  applying for a Tiger II grant to improve Wilton Drive and establishing us in our new office at The Gables Wilton Park,” said Manners, “And that is simply the tip of the iceberg of Doug’s accomplishments. His passion, energy, creativity and leadership will be greatly missed.  He’s leaving big shoes to fill, but I am delighted with our current Board of Directors and look forward to continuing to build upon the foundation Doug has set.”