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It may be the beginning of the week, but we're already counting down to the weekend. Get your green on for St. Patrick's Day, help shelter animals find a home, and celebrate Women's History Month.

- Christiana Lilly, Editor


Pub Patio Hosts Pet Project March 16

By John Hayden

Toss a few bean bags and toss back a few beers. It’s going to be an afternoon of paws and awwws when Pub On the Drive hosts Toss Fur Paws. The Cornhole event benefits The Pet Project and is set for Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m.

Teams are already practicing and raising money. Wilton Manors Animal Hospital and Team Cornhole Chicks are on the leaderboard, but new teams are still encouraged to register.

The Pet Project works to keep people and their pets together. Often people have critical health and financial crises and feel they can’t care for, or afford to, keep their pet. Pet Project works to avoid having to surrender animals. For many, a pet is a person’s only source of positive engagement or interaction.

Pub On the Drive does a lot of work with the organization and is thrilled to be hosting this party. It will be the first Toss Fur Paws since their new patio opened, making the Wilton Drive fave even more pet friendly.

To register or learn more about their work, visit



Holy Cross Names First Out Board Chair

Holy Cross Health may be a Catholic hospital, but Rudy Molinet wants people to know they’re also an ally of the LGBTQ community. 

Wilton Manors Residents Spot Coyote in Neighborhood

“I’m concerned about small kids, toddlers and small animals like mine,” Steven Jacobson said. “My dogs are only like eight pounds each.”

Weekly Events

TODAY: Safe Harbor

A closed therapeutic group for gay, bisexual, and transgender men that meets every Tuesday night at SunServe.

WED: Art Exhibition & Reception

The City of Oakland Park Art & Culture Board presents an exhibit of Oakland Park Directory Artists at the Oakland Park Library.

THURS: Lucky Pride Bingo

This month's Pride Drag Queen Bingo is themed to St. Patrick's Day and features drag hosts TP Lords and London Adour. Join for a chance to win dozens of prizes!

FRI: Live@Mickel

Enjoy a free concert in the park with The Pretty Hearts, a Tom Petty tribute band.

SAT: Jammin' at the Center

A Women with Pride takeover, the Valerie Tyson Band is a soulful rock band performing everything from top 40 to classic rock, jazz, R&B and reggae.

SUN: "Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change"

Through March 31, History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale present a showcase of women trailblazers in Broward County both past and present. Located near Swarovski.

Job Opportunities

Registered Nurse/SOC -- Wilton Manors

Matrix Home Care is hiring RNs for home health care in the Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale and Davie areas.

Receptionist -- Wilton Manors

H&R Block is hiring a receptionist to answer phones and greet clients, match client with the best-suited tax professional, scheduling, maintain office cleanliness, and other duties.

Meet Your Neighbor

Roby Tannenbaum is one half of the husband-husband team with Brett Jay that owns The Venue Fort Lauderdale, an event space right on Wilton Drive. 

“We do pretty much every kind of event you can possibly imagine. We do weddings, bar mitzvahs, sweet 16s, corporate events, charity events,” Tannenbaum said. "Everything top to bottom, from small events to large events. I've done everything from 50 people to 1,500 people. And it just depends on what the client needs and that's what we're there for.” 

Tannenbaum says that his favorite part of hosting events is the connection he makes with his clients.

“I love the whole process of planning it because it gives me a chance to get to know my clients and it's like we become part of each other's families because we get to put on this most important day for them,” Tannenbaum said. 

He grew up a military brat, living in Texas, Germany, Wyoming, and Colorado. He’s called Florida home since he was 14 years old. 

“It was quite entertaining, getting to meet different cultures and different aspects of different places. But by far Florida is my favorite,” he said. -- Mary Rasura

Mike's Deal

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at J. Mark's

From March 15 to 17, the restaurant's Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach locations are serving up corned beef and cabbage and $5 green beers.


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