Wednesday, February 11, 2009

FLORIDA DIGEST - February 11, 2009

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-Seiler crushes opponents in Ft. Lauderdale mayoral win, Rodstrom will get second term
By Brittany Wallman
Jack Seiler was elected Fort Lauderdale's new mayor Tuesday, crushing his three opponents and winning the seat outright.,0,3598533.story

-Fort Lauderdale mayor and commission election results,0,7050528.htmlstory

-Six candidates remain after Dania Beach City Commission primary
By Andrew Ba Tran
On Tuesday morning there were seven candidates eligible for the three open City Commission seats. One primary election later - and $60,000 in city funds spent on it - there were six.,0,730390.story

-Jack Seiler wins race for Fort Lauderdale mayor
Jack Seiler's long political résumé and well-financed campaign helped him win the Fort Lauderdale mayor's race.

-Wilton Manors, Dania Beach election results
Voters elected Scott Newton to the Wilton Manors City Commission on Tuesday and eliminated one candidate from the commission race in Dania Beach.

South Florida Blade
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-Election flops for gay hopefuls
Coleman Prewitt still in contention for run-off; all other candidates defeated
By Dan Renzi,
by Juan Carlos Rodriguez
There will be no gay mayor in Fort Lauderdale this election season and only one of seven other openly gay candidates for municipal office remains in contention March 10 as the Broward's most gay municipal election came to a close Tuesday.

From Terry DeCarlo
Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Events
Broward House

-We wanted to let you know that the Alec Mapa show this Friday is almost sold out. There are a few seats left and we have discounted them to only $25 to make it a full house for him. We are letting you in on this first before we put it out to the general public so that you may have first pick of the seats that are left - Please let all your friends know as we are sure these seats will not last long. The show is this Friday night at 8:30 pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. You can call the box office right now to secure your seats at this price; the number is 954-462-0222, don't wait though, we will be utting this out to the general public later on tonight.
Thanks, hope to see you there

Stonewall Library & Archives

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, AT 7:00 PM - 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
On February 11, at 7:00 pm, as part of its Distinguished Authors Lecture Series, Stonewall will host a reading and book signing by the enormously popular award-winning novelist K.G. MacGregor. A former teacher, K.G. MacGregor holds a PhD in journalism and mass communication. She began writing lesbian fiction in 2002 and in 2005, she signed with Bella Books, which published the Goldie Award finalist Just This Once. Her sixth Bella novel, Out of Love, won the 2007 Lambda Literary Award for Women's Romance, and the 2008 Goldie Award in Lesbian Romance. In 2008, she published Without Warning and Secrets So Deep.Copies of several of Ms. MacGregor's books will be available for purchase the night of the event. This event is free and open to the public. Stonewall is located at 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Our mission is to collect, preserve, organize for use and display materials related to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender culture and history; support related research and sponsor cultural and educational programs. For further information, please contact:
Jack Rutland, Executive Director
Stonewall Library & Archives

Buy Your Pass Before They Sell Out!
This winter has seen some chillingly low temperatures, but winter is about to get red hot-in Miami Beach. Dance parties, cocktail receptions, spa days, art exhibits and much more - Winter Party Festival is coming, February 25 to March 2. Of course, the Festival climaxes on March 1 with the magical Winter Party Beach Party on the warm sands of South Beach. There is not a more spectacular dance floor on the planet. Check out the full Festival schedule at


Miami Herald
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-Report: South Florida home prices will continue to fall
A national report predicts that South Florida's housing market recovery won't be this year, and not next year either in Miami-Dade County.

-OAKLAND PARK: Oakland Park makes moves toward becoming urban oasis
A Broward city that looks more like a concrete jungle on the outside is well on its way to becoming a wildlife sanctuary.

Fort Report
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-Crist backs Obama, Martinez votes 'no'
As Gov. Charlie Crist stumped alongside President Obama at a town hall in Florida and touting his economic stimulus plan, the man he has tried to lobby for days was in the Senate chamber voting against it.

-Fla. tourism hotline run by out-of-state company
The agency in charge of tourism maintains a call center that is operated outside of the Sunshine State by a company not based in Florida. The out-of-state hotline earned the head of Visit Florida, which contracted for the call center, the wrath of GOP lawmakers scrutinizing state spending during budget meetings today.


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