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Quarterly Membership Meetings - meetings are held at 7 p.m. in the Independence Hall Community Room
located at: 1639 NE 26 Street, Wilton Manors, Florida
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ENA General Meetings - 7:00 p.m. - Independence Hall

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Holiday Party December 8, 2011 - Click the link below to view our photo album

Items of Special Interest

Join your fellow neighbors and get a little
                        exercise this Saturday morning at 9:00 AM as we
                        add the new landscaping to the triangle median
                        at the NE corner of 26th Street and 15th Avenue.
                        This project has been in the planning stages for
                        a long time and now, after we applied and were
                        awarded a grant that was available, we now will
                        make the plan a reality! There's plenty to do
                        and there's plenty of refreshments so bring your
                        shovel and your enthusiasm! Plan on getting
                        dirty and we will see you Saturday.
Saturday, September 10, 201, 9:00 AM

Your fellow neighbors got a little exercise as they add the new landscaping to the triangle median at the NE corner of 26th Street and 15th Avenue

This project has been in the planning stages for a long time and now, after we applied and were awarded a grant that was available, we made the plan a reality!


ENA "Adopt-a-Street Clean-up"
Street Clean-up

Ed Stansell
Chairman, Ed Stansell passes out vests, pickers and gloves to the volunteer crew who picked up 22 pounds of trash along 26th street on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

clean up Sept 2011
(L-R) John Fiore, Joe Gallegos, Skip Mackey, M.E. DePalma and Larry Harmon
Thank you to all our neighbors who joined us for this valuable volunteer effort , and helped keep our neighborhood looking great! 

 Give us a hand at the next clean up.
 Meet us at the Board of Realtors parking lot, and everything you need will be provided.  We are usually done within 1 hour, so come meet some of you other committed neighbors, and enjoy some time strolling through our lovely East side neighborhood.  This has been a long-term effort and commitment by ENA, and we have always been one of the most consistent organizations under this Broward County & Keep America Beautiful program.

We created our own Wilton Manors East Neighborhood Association  Facebook page. 
Click Here to Join us on FaceBook Facebook
The only official ENA internet based sites are:
our new Facebook site and our official website here at,

WE WON AGAIN!  In case you couldn't attend, or missed the rumors, ENA's bowling members recaptured the Annual Wilton Manors Neighborhood Associations
bowling challenge tournament championship in 2011, with a win over rivals WAWM & CANA.  Congrats to all who participated.  It was a fun and friendly event as usual.
We hope you can join us next year and help us WIN IN 2013!   Cost is only $10.00 per bowler.  The fee includes three games and shoe rental.





TEAM 2011

By Cynthia Thuma
Pelican writer
Wilton Manors -
There’s nothing like taking care of business on a golf course. But in Wilton Manors some groups take to the lanes of the local bowling center. For the fifth consecutive year, the trio of neighborhood associations in Wilton Manors have done just that, putting their pride on the lanes for the Wilton Manors Neighborhood Associations tournament at Manor Lanes on August 27.
“It’s all the associations,” said Celeste Ellich, treasurer of the East Neighborhood Association. “We started it and got the plaque that hangs here. The winning team gets its picture in it for a year.”
The Island City’s movers, shakers and community activists filled the lanes, shared some laughs and bowled their best to uphold their association’s honor.
For the third year, the ENA -- winners of the title in 2007 and 2010 -- made off with top honors in a nailbiter, edging out the Westside Association of Wilton Manors, or WAWM, by an average series score of 346.15 to 341.82.
WAWM was seeking the crown for the second time, having also won in 2008. The Central Area Neighborhood Association, or CANA, winners in 2009, didn’t turn out enough bowlers to compete for the title. To be eligible, a team needed a minimum of 10 members.
Although the competition was keen, the mood on the lanes was light.
“I bowl once a year,” said City Commissioner Julie Carson, holding her own with the ENA team. “I think I’ve done four of them. My nephew was
here earlier; I think he’s done three of them. I think it’s wonderful. It brings the neighborhood associations together.”
High-game winners were WAWM’s Debbie Barbuto and Brian Gordon. ENA’s Ellich and Phillip Lester won high-series honors.

View:  PHOTOS from past year's tournaments


ENA Past Events

A National Night Out party was celebrated at President John Fiore's mother's house, where neighbors joined ENA board members, Celeste Ellich and John Fiore. Our new police chief, Paul O'Connell, Mayor Gary Resnick, Vice Mayor, Tom Green and city commissioners Julie Carson and Scott Newton were also in attendance.
sreet clean up
Saturday, February 19th at 10am.  Neighbors picked up a record  53 1/2 pounds of trash!

December 9, 2010 - Holiday Party lights
  • Happy Holidays to all our ENA members!
ENA Christmas Party

oct ENA meeting
ENA General Membership Meeting – October 14th, at 7pm, Independence Hall

A presentation was made by the representatives of the planned G Resort, currently proposed for the Church of Religious Science site at the SE corner of NE 26th Street and NE 15th/16th Avenue: The following motion was made and seconded:

G vote

A vote was taken  by ballot.  112 members were eligible to vote and 103 cast their votes.  The ballots were tallied by John Fiore and M.E. DePalma in the presence of two witnesses and an officer in the police force.The final result was 96 votes for the motion and 7 votes against the motion.

UPDATE: 12/17/2010 : The G Resort is withdrawing its application for site plan approval and rezoning at the church site.  It is unlikely they will pursue an alternative site within the City limits.

July - General Membership Meeting
Broward County Property Appraiser, Lori Parrish came to speak about property value trends
and provided a lesson in how to use the
search properties features on the web site  http://www.bcpa.net/

"Ask Lori…Parrish on Appraisal"

Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish Answers Your Questions…
"Getting a Copy of Your Original Deed is Easy!"

Dear Lori:
I received a letter today from a record retrieval company stating the U.S Government Federal Citizens Information Center recommends property owners should have an official or certified copy of their deed. They are requesting $50 plus $4.50 postage and handling to obtain one for me. In your opinion, should I get one, and is this fee fair? What would it cost me to get it directly from Broward County?
P.L., (via email)

Our office has received several calls from concerned homeowners regarding this letter. This mailing is a solicitation from a private company selling copies of certified deeds at a rate much higher than one needs to pay. While this practice is misleading, it is unfortunately, legal.

A certified copy of a document has the legal validity of the original document. Your deed is a document or written legal instrument which, when executed and delivered, conveys an interest in or legal title to a property. If you have lost or misplaced your original deed you can obtain a certified copy from the Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division, in person, or by mail. Deeds recorded prior to 1978 must be ordered in person or by written request. The county charges a nominal fee for reproduction ($1.00 a page/$2.00 certified). If you have questions for the County Records Division, they can be reached at 954.831.4000. (Note: the County Records Division is NOT affiliated with the Property Appraiser's Office.)

Non-certified copies of deeds and many other important documents are available for free online at Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division's website (www.broward.org/records), which is also linked from our office's website. Reviewing and obtaining a non-certified copy of your deed is simple: Go to www.bcpa.net and go to "Property Search" page, read the statement shown, and click on "Accept," click on the "Owner Name" button, and search by your last name, followed by a comma, and then your first name. After hitting the SEARCH button, you must select your property from a list. To select your property, click on the "Parcel Number" that is in the same row as your address. All the information on your property will be displayed. More than half way down this page, there will be a section labeled "Sales History." Click on the top "Book Number" (colored blue) to view the most current version of the deed.

If you need more information about viewing deeds, please visit our website at http://www.bcpa.net or contact our office directly at 954.357.6830.


Lori Parrish, CFA

If you have a question for Lori, please email her at lori@bcpa.net or write to her at the Broward County Property Appraiser's Office, 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. (10/10)

December 2010 : Lori's comments regarding the use of the Property Appraiser’s projected “Effective Year Built” by insurance companies. PDF

    The City's Public Works Department has provided us the most current Broward County Hurricane Evacuation Map – Download it NOW  your  future reference…it’s not too early to begin planning for the 2010 Hurricane Season, which starts on June 1st.  While our neighborhoods are not in any current ‘evacuation’ zone, we thought you might want to have it to see where the evacuation shelters are located, or to share with family and friends who may be subject to evacuation. 

carson, nein,
How about this trio from the A1A Half marathon?   Do you recognize our neighbors?
Julie Carson, Brett Nein and Celeste Ellich  Read what Brett had to say...

certificate of
                        City of Wilton Manors Adopt a street
                        presentation of certificate of appreciation
Thank you to all of our members who have given their time
to keep our neighborhood a beautiful place in which to live.

Pets of ENA Registry: When ID Tags and Microchips are not Enough

Have a Poodle, Pekinese, Parakeet, Pomeranian, Persian, or Potbelly Pet? Does your Pet ever prance through the Neighborhood without your permission? Then you must become a member of the East Neighborhood Association (ENA) so that you can register your PhePhe or Phylo or Popeye! I

If your beloved animal escapes and is prowling the streets alone, ENA will alert other ENA Members (by email with a photo and other identifying information) that your furry or feathered family member is missing.

The Pet Registry is just one of the new services that is being offered by your East Neighborhood Association.

Your Pets will thank you for this added measure of safety  - sign up now by downloading the registration form on our Pets page.


Membership News & Updates

M.E. DePalma Park

M.E.’s place

Commission renames park in honor of resident

By Michael d’Oliveira
Pelican Staff

It may be , .10 acres, but it’s hers; at least in name.  On July 28 Wilton Manors Commissioners unanimously voted to rename “Slash Pine Park,” located at the corner of Northeast 20 Drive and Northeast 7 Avenue, to M.E. DePalma Park.”.... Read More
Meet Your Neighbors
If you have a story about one of our ENA members, please send it to us and we will be happy to publish it on the website.
Email:  Neighbors@wiltonmanors-ena.org

Please Note: We will continue to send out our e-mail ‘Neighbor’s Notices’ to all our previous members to keep everyone informed, so if you fall into that 'previous' category, PLEASE consider renewing your membership or applying for a new membership soon.  You can use website to renew/apply at http://www.wiltonmanorsena.org/, or mail it to ENA, at PO Box 39392, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33339.  Membership is the basis of ENA’s success, and your participation is the key.  For those of you that have not yet renewed your ENA membership,  please download the MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL APPLICATION, and please either mail in your renewal, or plan on bringing it to our next meeting.

Mail any membership renewals or correspondence to:     
1708 NE 14th Street
Wilton Manors FL 33305