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I would love to see you all there, knowing I have a good supportive crew in the audience. I am looking forward to the opportunity to get the word out to more people. It's a great venue to emphasize the distinction between candidates. Judge for yourself.
Thanks for all you warm words of encourage and support as I go into the last days leading to the general election. I happened to vote TODAY! You can do that and if you have some free time and are in the area around Military Trail and Gun Club Road - stop into the Supervisor of Elections office. You can vote right there, right now. They have four machines set up in the lobby. It took just a few minutes. That saved me some time on election day. You can do the same if you wish! If you do, you may be more able to help the forces of truth, justice and the American way on Election Day.
Let me know if you can work for the cause, waving signs, etc. The crescendo is beginning. It's all out from here on!
GO TEAM - LET'S MAKE LAKE WORTH A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE!!!!
From the Lake Worth Playhouse website:
History of the
Lake Worth Playhouse
The Lake Worth Playhouse occupies the former Oakley Theatre, the oldest building on the Register of the Art Deco Society of Palm Beach County.
The original structure was built in the Mediterranean Revival style so prevalent in this area at the time, but later modified to Art Deco. The building was constructed by brothers Lucien and Clarence Oakley, who came here from Illinois on the wave of a movie mania sweeping the country in the early 1920’s with the dream of building a movie palace and vaudeville house. The original building permit was secured in April 1924 and costs were projected to be $46,000, but eventually ran way over budget. The theatre first opened its doors on November 3, 1924 with local newspapers proudly touting its $150,000 cost – indeed a very high price at the start of the Depression. If you look up at the pecky cypress beams supporting the ceiling you will still see the initials “O” and “T” that stand for Oakley Theatre stenciled there.
Opening night patrons were treated to a showing of a silent movie based on the Broadway play “Welcome Stranger”. The new $10,000 Wurlitzer pipe organ (with built-in piano) was heard in concert for the first time that night and a five-piece orchestra from Ft. Lauderdale played for the two performances. Also appearing on stage at this time were students of the Grace A. Thomas School of Dancing who performed dances with evocative names such as “High Hats”, “The Jazz Dancers ”, and “Sweethearts”.
September 16, 1928 – a devastating hurricane ripped through the area, destroying almost everything in its path. The Oakley Theatre was virtually demolished, but the brothers wouldn’t let go of their dream and plans were soon made to rebuild. The Lake Worth Herald proudly reported that the theatre would re-open on January 10, 1929. New sound and projection equipment was installed in the fall of 1929. When the full weight of the Depression struck South Florida, the Oakley brothers lost ownership of the theatre. Over the ensuing years the theatre changed names and ownership many times, showing art films, legitimate films and later, blue movies. Finally, it was derelict and shut down.
The Lake Worth Playhouse was incorporated on December 1, 1953 by a representative group of Lake Worth citizens, including Richard Sorgini, Sr., who still practices law in Lake Worth and continues to support the Playhouse. The earliest seasons featured four productions a year in the un-air-conditioned third floor auditorium of the old Lake Worth City Hall, which was reached by climbing three long flights of stairs. Yet many people came out to support the organization and most of the performances were sold out. The first play produced by the fledgling organization was “springtime for Henry”. Occasionally productions were also staged at Palm Beach Community College. The beloved Watson B. Duncan, Chairman of the Theatre Department at the college, served on the Board of Directors during the fledgling years and it was at the latter location that his pupil Burt Reynolds appeared in several productions.
In October of 1975 the Lake Worth Playhouse purchased the Oakley Theatre building for $60,000 and began much-needed renovations with an additional $15,000 Bicentennial grant. The first official production of the Lake Worth Playhouse in its new home was “The Last of Mrs. Lincoln”, chosen to fulfill stipulations of the federal Bicentennial grant. Currently the organization employs a staff of ten and offers a season of traditional musicals and plays on the main stage; a vibrant Education Program with classes for adults and children of all ages; the International Cultural Exchange Program; extensive community outreach and multicultural programming; The LakeWorth Playhouse Playwrights’ Workshop; a variety of cultural collaborations with other arts groups such as the Uptown Poetry Slam, Street Painting Festival, Ballet Folklorico Bolivia, Finn Fest, Evenings on the Avenue, jazz concerts, special events and much, much more.
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council Staff Recommends Approval of Beach and Casino Land Use Designation
- The amendments were submitted to The Palm Beach County Intergovernmental Plan
Amendment Review Committee (IPARC) and were distributed to other local
governments on February 21, 2007. According to the IPARC Clearinghouse Coordinator,
no objections have been received to date.
Effects on Significant Regional Resources or Facilities
Analysis of the proposed amendments indicates that they would not have adverse effects on significant regional resources or facilities.
Analysis of Consistency with Strategic Regional Policy Plan
The amendments are not in conflict with the Strategic Regional Policy Plan (SRPP).
Due to the lack of detrimental extra jurisdictional impacts or effects on significant Regional resources and facilities, Council does not recommend that the DCA formally review the proposed amendments.
Consistency with Strategic Regional. Policy Plan
The contract agreement between the DCA and the Treasure Coast Regional Planning
Council requires Council to include a determination of consistency with the SRPP as part
of the written report to be submitted lo the DCA. Council finds the proposed
amendments to be CONSISTENT with the SRPP.
Council should adopt the above comments and approve their transmittal to the Department of Community Affairs.