Monday, May 30, 2011

Join our Mailing List for Main Street Matters

We here at Wilton Manors Main Street are just about ready to put out our Monthly Newsletter, Main Street Matters. 

It is our intention to include any civic minded group or event that services Wilton Manors in the Newsletter.  All of the postings are sent out by way of Constant Contact directly to your email box.  If you would like to be included, you can click this link and you'll get to hear announcements from our partner groups. 

For this month, so far, we have information from:

Wilton Manors Main Street
Wilton Manors Eastside Neighbor's Association
Wilton Manors Green Market
Kiwanis of Wilton Manors
West Side Association of Wilton Manors
Wilton Manors Business Association

...and a guest posting from a concerned neighbor about some ideas on how to improve our quality of life here in Wilton Manors.

We also maintain an archive of our old newsletter content at in case you're curious of looking back in time.

Friday, May 27, 2011

How to get in touch with us

Wilton Manors is known to be a place where people deeply care about their future, and how things can be made better.  We all moved here for a reason, after all, we could have moved somewhere less exciting and lived a quiet life.  We've been asked a number of times "how can I volunteer?" or "how can I get involved?" or simply "what's going on?" with Wilton Manors Main Street.

We keep the Blog up at for special events and happenings that we think you might want to be able to refer back to, and we have our Facebook Group and Newsletters that you can sign up for as well. 

If you have a quick question that you'd like to ask us, you can always write to us at and someone on the Board will get back to you.

We're your neighbors and we're here to help.  We're glad you're interested!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

20th Annual Canoe Race Pictures

On last Sunday, this crew and friends piloted their canoes for a race around Wilton Manors on the New River.

Here, the Oars Power team was joined by Vice Mayor Tom Green and Commissioner Carson at the event.

Every year, the event has folks who compete in a race around the Island, and this year was the 20th.

The (Jolly) Green Giants of Wilton Station were there in force.  They were returning this year for another stab at the win.

The racers lined up at the starting line at Colohatchee Park. 

Former Wilton Manors Mayor and current seated Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler was a competitor at the race on one of the teams.

And the winners this year were the team of

Seiler, Sautter, Zaden, Rimes, and Weihe!

Congratulations to them and all the participants!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Congratulations to Burger Battle Winner The Alibi

Wilton Manors Main Street heartily offers its congratulations to the Alibi for its second year running win of the Riverwalk Trust Burger Battle 2011.

Wilton Manors own Alibi won the contest last year with their amazing Black Angus Burgers and had a repeat this year as the Judges' Favorite.   This is no small feat since the competition were once again some of the most notable restaurants in the Fort Lauderdale area including some famous names on trendy Las Olas Boulevard and on the 17th Street Causeway. 

The Alibi has long been a center for exciting entertainment drawing people from all over the world, and we locals have known that it is an excellent choice for a meal.  Now, the rest of the region is paying attention to the high quality of service, food and fun that Jackson Padgett and Mark Negrete have built here at the entertainment hub of Wilton Manors.

It goes to show that Wilton Manors and the Wilton Drive is a destination unlike any other and we're all fortunate to be able to call it home and cherish it as do the visitors.

You can see the official online slideshow at the South Florida Food and Wine blog at this link.

Our heartfelt congratulations, once again, go to The Alibi Staff and Jackson Padgett and Mark Negrete.