Friday, July 27, 2007

Could this be our answer to rising sea levels?

1,500 ft. would give us more than a couple of years use of the new building at the beach. Imagine the view from the new "rotating" casino ballroom? How about it Commissioners Jennings and Golden??

By the way, this isn't to be taken seriously. Let's learn to laugh at ourselves once in a while.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Received: Anonymous Letter

Did anyone else get a package that looked like this in the mail this week? It's meant to look like a grass-roots, home-spun sort of effort however the highlighting and the writing is clearly mass printed upon close inspection. Looks like someone is igniting an organized effort to draw attention to Karen Marcus' dealings related to Palm Beach Aggregates and a $40,000 donation to the sea turtle sanctuary in her district. I guess she is the next target on the County Commission.

The other thing that gives it away as being a well-financed effort is a nice little turtle lapel pin with the international "no" symbol over "Pay-to-Play". It was affixed to the corner of the card with the "STOP PAY TO PLAY" printed on it.

I wonder what list I am on? Anonymous letters are creepy - no strange white powder, thank goodness!

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Examples of Transit Oriented Development Projects

Rail-Volution Conference - Coming to Lake Worth on 10/31!

This is part of a program for a conference scheduled for Miami. This national conference will take place for four days at the end of October through the first part of November. There is a special "charette" (a word meaning intensive, short-term planning effort) scheduled for Lake Worth on October 31, 2007. If you would like more information regarding the conference program, let me know and I will forward you a copy.

The focus of the session in Lake Worth will be on transit oriented development around the existing Tri-rail station - which is part of our master plan and Comprehensive Plan changes coming later this year.

Fun at Friday on the Avenues - Cultural Plaza - 7/20

A good time was had by all last Friday night at Evening on the Avenues. We took up space in the cultural plaza and did our part to help promote the Lake Worth website. Above is a picture from early in the evening with Dan Winkel (who works at Ed Morse Honda and had some great tote bags to give away) and Jim Stafford, owner of the website behind the table.

Here's Walter B. and Jim Stafford, hosts of the popular Lunch Box show, in front of the booth later on. In the background you can see frequent poster and mayoral candidate Mary Lindsey posting on the board in real time. Jim rigged a projector so that we could display the board as people passed by. In the far corner of the table, to the left, are Colleen Rinaldi's Snicker-doodles from the Sabal Palm Bed and Breakfast. Thanks Colleen! Those FLEW off the table. A lot of board users dropped by including Lynn Anderson. When Lynn picked up her cookie she asked if it was laced. Well, Lynn, yes it was laced - with love and kisses! Hope you enjoyed it.

Here's kind of broad shot of the Cultural Plaza. This vendor was about in the middle of the Plaza, at the western edge. There were selling lots of incense and in the thick July evening air, their incense perfumed the air.

Above is Matt Falvey who is the Fish Doctor on the show of the same name. He even brought his pole for demonstration purposes. The fist weren't really biting at the Plaza though. Here he is finishing up some original art. Matt's a nice guy and joined us on our ocean fishing adventure a couple of months ago.

Introducing one of Lake Worth's more colorful personalities and a fixture around the Cultural Plaza. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the Rat Lady. She has a new one now - the older ones were home resting. I've known her for quite a while now from various Karaoke venues. I'm proud to report that she voted for me both times. You go girl!

Here is the plaza a little later in the evening. I am still experimenting with my camera and the different settings. I got some neat effects without using the flash.

Here is the bandstand and the band was unanimously thought to be great - kind of a rock-a -billy, country-ish sound. I'll get the name this week and let you know. They are local and I bet they do the wedding circuit.

This is one of the brighter lit booths that gave an interesting effect through the lens.

Nice to see the Cultural Plaza being used for this kind of activity. The lighting gives things a festive glow.

Here is a view of the "working" side of the booth. Still a nice size crowd which lasted through the entire evening.

One of Lake Worth's own shamen attended the event. Here caught on the move in trend setting attire.