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The Wilton Manors City Commission approved extra security through license plate readers, just in time for Stonewall Pride this Saturday.

- Mary Rasura, Editor


Wilton Manors Approves Extra City Security

By John Hayden

Police are going to have a better idea of who’s coming and going through Wilton Manors. At their meeting on May 28, commissioners voted 4-0 (Mayor Newton was not in attendance) to approve license plate readers (LPR). 

Wilton, along with the Broward Sheriff’s Office, will buy 24 readers that will be placed at 12 locations around the city. The LPRs will note the date, time, GPS coordinates and pictures of the vehicles. The data will be processed by FLOCK Security software and checked for any red flags from unpaid parking tickets to gang affiliations to AMBER Alerts. 

Police and many citizens have worked for years to get the equipment. If a major crime, or a series of small crimes like car or home break ins, happens, investigators can go through data and see if the same car is entering the city around the same time. 


Pride: A Shared Experience

The Juneteenth Experience 2024, is the 4th annual presentation of a groundbreaking celebration of Black liberation through artistic expression.

Experience it at The Parker Playhouse on June 14 and at The Colony Theatre in Miami Beach on June 18 and 19. For more information and to purchase tickets go to

Take PRIDE! Kicks Off Pride Month

A century of history lined the walls of the Galleria Mall as hundreds gathered to kickoff Pride month. “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” opening reception drew hundreds of LGBTQ and their allies, honoring the past and inspiring the future.


Big Changes at Stonewall Pride

The party is June 15. Gates open at 3 p.m.

Weekly Events

TODAY: Beachfront Floating Sound Bath at the Beachcomber Resort & Club

Participants are invited to join Mindful Holistic Wellness at the Beachcomber Resort + Club in Pompano Beach from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on a journey of relaxation, guided through a meditation and sound bath while floating beneath the stars. 

WEDS: PRIDE FANTASIA 2024: A Celebration of the Arts

This show at The Manor starting at 7 p.m. benefits SunServe's LGBTQ+ Youth and will feature performances and exhibits from local artists. 

THURS: Adult Open Level Acro

Join the Florentina School of Dance for an Adult Open Level Acro event from 6-7 p.m. at 5225a West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL, USA. General admission is 15 dollars through Eventbrite.

FRI: Stonewall Pride Women's Party

Join @lezchic at The Well from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. for a pre-Stonewall Pride Women's Party featuring dancers, vendors, and piercing and tattoo stations. 

SAT: Stonewall Pride

The gates for Stonewall Pride in Wilton Manors open at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance through Stonewall’s website. Prices are $10 in advance and $13 day of.

SUN: Father's Day Brunch 

Join Tarpon River Brewing for a Father's Day Brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reserve a table for 25 dollars through Eventbrite. Come dressed matching with dad and he'll recieve a complimentary flight of beer! 

Job Opportunities

Dog Park Attendant -- Dania Beach

Performance Pups, Inc. is seeking 1 part-time employee to work various hours (weekdays and weekends) at their dog park in Dania Beach, FL. Retired people are a plus. You must be on time, flexible on when you are available, have your own car and be willing to submit to a background check. Job Type: Part-time Pay: $13 per hour Work setting: In-person, Outdoor work.

Production Manager -- Remote

Connected Court Reporting is seeking a person for a full-time, off-site role for a Production Manager for a busy court reporting firm located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Your regular duties would include; processing legal transcripts and exhibits submitted by court reporters. Check here for more information. Job Type: Full-time Pay: $18 - $22 per hour. Expected hours: 40 per week.

Mike's Deal

Check out the Bath and Body Works' Semi-Annual Sale for 50-75% off select items! 

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