Homicides way down in Palm Beach County in 2016: Use this link. Hope & work for downward trend to con- tinue this New Year, 2017.
Hoffman’s Chocolate & “not enough business”?
Click on “Kilwin’s”: What happens when press tries to start trouble & it backfires.
RETRACTION—Lake Worth story in the Post:
Click on UPDATE, “The [Palm Beach] Post has no independent information . . .”
2007: Let’s walk down “memory lane”. When Lake Worth was so very ‘charming’ & ‘quaint’.
Before PBSO. When we had LWPD. Click “Crime Rates”. Not very “charming”, is it?
PBSO’s non-emergency number below. Click on image for PBSO District 14 headquarters.
Have a tip? Call CrimeStop- pers at 800-458-8477 anony- mously to solve a crime.
Since 2010 always voted for Chris McVoy? It’s time for a change.
Click “Omari Hardy”. Then ask yourself this: “Why isn’t McVoy running on HIS own record?” Doesn’t have one.
Write a positive “Letter to Editor” about our lit- tle City of Lake Worth:
Trick is you need to follow up! Learn how using this link. Send a letter to Palm Beach Post editor today.On reporters and editors: “More cynical than their readers”, “desperate to be re- spected”, and easily bored, “especially by good news.”
UPDATE: “Cottages” home tour on Jan. 29th IS SOLD OUT.
“The Cottages” hardcover book on sale at City’s news- stand: 600 Lake Ave.
Began this blog in 2006. One post stands out:
Use this link: “He [former Mayor Jim Stafford] was also quietly instrumental in getting rid of the rest of the Jim Crow ordinances in his administration and bringing in city water, paved streets to what was then considered to be ‘colored town’.”
In Oxford American: “Later that day I met with Wes Blackman. . .”
Click on image: Riveting ac- count of Anarchist ‘musical’ by writer Rachel Monroe.
The ‘G’ Word in LDub:
Never trust anyone who says your community can’t aspire to be better. The ‘G’ Word is a “Red Herring”, a fallacy.
Why you need to con- sider City for business/ investment potential:
William Waters, the Dir. of Community Sustainability, explains how process has been streamlined/updated:“Lake Worth is open for bus- iness.” Click play, then You- Tube icon for full-screen.
Looking for home/Real Estate in Central Palm Beach County?
Click image above. Contact Wes with your questions.
How to use blog & con- tact Wes:
Below last blog post in left column click “Older Posts” for more. Right column for topics of interest; archives at end. @WesBlackman (Gmail & Twitter)/561-308-0364.
Check out Wes’ Lake Worth YouTube:
Remember when John G’s was located in Lake Worth Casino at our BEACH?Click play then “YouTube” for full screen. Look for red “Subscribe” icon. Get email updates about new videos.
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Worth-less tabloids pro- vide community benefit: Clean windows cheap!
Click pitch above to see how.
Historical fact: When “Negroes” were not welcome at our beach
Tom McGow smacked down revisionists of history in July 2010 (click image above).
Election Day is March 14th. Click “Herman”:
Some in press like to “Wag The Dog”: Be mindful of loaded words, called “spin”.
Post reporter called Herman Robinson the ‘D’ word! Is Herman ‘Willy Wonka’ too? No!
Click image. . . and the press scratches their heads, “Why doesn’t the public trust us?”
Blue-Green Algae. Myth vs. FACT: Click image.
No Lake O water releases in 2017. . . but another Treasure Coast algae bloom? Hmmm.
Two Lake Worth com- missioners: Let Lake ‘O’ water flow south?
Click image. Fine. Get rid of all those septic tanks first.
Last August we held a respectful gathering at the Gulfstream Hotel.
Honoring old friends & our history. Click on “Herald”.
Which Neighborhood Assoc. is yours? Click NAPC icon for answer:
Send email with your neigh- borhood questions/concerns: NAPCinfo@gmail.com
Besides I-95, another big reason for economic decline of Dixie Hwy?
Can you see former marina in Lake Worth? Click photo.
A conversation with Mr. Buddy Tuppen. Click on “Tuppen’s” below:
C-51 Canal, S-155 Spillway, Lake Worth history & the Blueway Trail in perspective.
Timely: FACTS about building height. Click on “The Big Lie”:
View west? From Golfview & 1st Ave. South? Deceitful tactics “at the door”. Don’t let yourself be fooled again.
Welcome back Snow- birds: Visit Lake Worth
Visit our proudly “low-rise” City and stop by our Visitor Center. Enjoy these historic postcards to Sarah Vaughan’s classic “Over the Rainbow”:
Fact: Since depths of Great Recession prop- erty values in our CRA District increased 76%.
Click on “Publix”: Just 1 of many accomplishments in little City of Lake Worth.
Should City change its name to “Lake Worth Beach”? “Jewell”?
Click image. It’s time to dis- tinguish our City from vast areas in western PBC using ‘Lake Worth’ zip codes.
Flawed logic by sup- porters of ‘home occu- pations’, click on map:
Public skeptical for good rea- son: Rezoning, or upzoning, negatively disrupts residen- tial neighborhoods.
Volunteers always wel- come at Lake Worth’s Visitor Center:
Click icon to learn more or call 561-540-5304, Monday to Friday, 10:00–4:00.
Think threat of spiking electric rates is over? Think again in LDub.
March 14th, 2017. Election Day. The day for your voice to be heard (click image).
Cars, bikes, curious kids & golf balls. A safe hab- itat for any reptile?
Click on Gopher tortoise to learn more. An issue we can ALL rally for: TOGETHER.
Ever been to Spillway Park on C-51 Canal?
Great place to have lunch or take a nature walk. Click im- age for all City parks.
Want to talk about civil- ity? Names on bullets. . .
City leaders in effigy, wear- ing KKK robes? Civility? Click on “Political Theater”.
Waiting for a response. Been almost 1½ months. Click “Eastward Ho!”
On western sprawl & afford- able housing: Environmental activists just saying “No” is no solution to our problems.
Latest exciting news. . .
Click “Blueway Trail”: C-51 Canal and public access to our Intracoastal Waterway.
Good Grief. Post man- aging editor: “. . . crit- ical to devote our staff to local coverage”?
Shiny Sheet reporter David Rogers & Post’s John Ken- nedy were let go. Very sad.
Mayor Pam Triolo on the heroin epidemic
Strong words. Grim, urgent “Proclamation” from last August (FF to 1:50 mark):
Remember Nan Rich? Democrat Party leaders chose Charlie Crist. . .
“. . . and the rest is history.” Click on “Nan Rich for Gov- ernor” to read more.
How necessary is news- paper endorsement?
Not much effect in 2014. In 2017? Maybe better off with- out one. Click result above.
Have drug addicted son/daughter? Solve that problem forever:
Lake Worth’s for you! Sober Homes near the BEACH too! Click image to learn more.
Lake Worth on Wikipe- dia—History, celebri- ties, Sister Cities, pol- itics: Click “I Love LW”
City incorporated in 1913. Mayor Pam Triolo first elected 2011. City Manager Michael Bornstein hired April 2012. Land area: 5.64 sq. miles. Elevation: 16′. Population: City ≈40,000/ metro area ≈6 million.
Nonsense. Our Beach is never ‘For Sale’. Just more silliness in LDub.
Don’t be distracted. Focus on real issues: Our schools, road repairs, public health, educa- tion, & safety for everyone.
Remember! Public com- ment at City Commis- sion is TWO minutes.
Click on advice, BEFORE YOU COMPLAIN: “The greater the controversy, the more you need manners.” Judith Martin (Ms. Manners)
Is City of Lake Worth a “sanctuary city”?
No. City is not and never was a ‘sanctuary city’. Click this link to learn more. To help immigrants learn English or distribute donations contact Guatemalan/Maya Center.
Quiz: How long is Lake Worth’s BEACH(!)?
Is it 2 miles long? 5¼ miles? 1½ miles? 0.26 miles (1,280′)? Or. . . 1 mile and 98′? Use this link for answer.
Evening on Avenues is every Friday at 6:00:
And NAPC “Front Porch” too. Stop by & say “Hi!”.
Mayor of Lake Worth is “The Food Lady”, Sun- day, 10:00 a.m., WFLX
Click image. Our ambassa- dor is a star again on TV!
Lake Worth’s Rotary meets every Wednesday
Click “Doers” for details. Pres. Nadine Burns invites you to Brogues downtown.
Not a true statement any more: “The people who vote in Lake Worth. . .
. . . don’t stick to the issues.” Potholes, roads, & sidewalks not everyone’s top priority. Creating tumult, “constant turmoil” is #1 goal for some. Click red/white sign.
In 2014, Palm Beach Post editor wrote these words about our roads:
“. . . this is a testament to just how long previous commis- sions have ignored the city’s basic needs.” While roads fell apart, a prior commis- sion wasted millions on Ca- sino fiasco. Misplaced pri- orities you’re still paying for.
Francis, Jeanne, Wilma showed City was vulner- able in 2004/2005. . .
. . . then Hurricane Matthew proved our Lake Worth Elec- tric Utility was reliable once again: click image above.
Stay focused on the is- sues. . . Don’t be dis- tracted by the media:
Click mural to refresh mem- ory. Remember that “one woman” and ‘too White’ Cuban-American boy?
Asst. State Attorney Al Johnson speaks with City residents:
Click “Tip Line”: Videos & more on Sober Homes.
Best cities in U.S. to start a small business (click list):
A stable, reliable City gov- ernment and understandable regulations. Many worked very hard for this City to realize its potential.
Click icon for official City website:
“Lake Worth is walkable, bike-able, has a ton of amenities for its residents and visitors, as well as an active social calendar.”—Tammy Pansa, quoted in Post, March 20th, 2016.
Feral cats are decimat- ing our native birds:
Click on threatened Florida Scrub Jay to learn more.
Did you know 2 of “19 Best Environmentalists in South Florida” are in Lake Worth?
Both work real hard to stop anything from moving for- ward in this littleCity but are blind to western sprawl? Anotherhuge development coming to Lake Worth Rd. west of City. But. . . City improves street lighting and that’s a problem? Could real problem be we need better environmentalists?
My tour of the Gulf Stream Hotel:
“It was like the crew doing the work went on lunch break, years ago, and haven’t returned to finish the work.” Click here to read moreand enjoy this video:
Lake Worth is named in honor of General Wil- liam Jenkins Worth:
General Worth (click image) served as a U.S. Army offi- cer in the Second Seminole War, Mexican-American War, and War of 1812.
Artist looking for inspir- ation? Visit our charm- ingly quirky LDub!
Are you a muralist? Street artist? Perfomance artist? Anarcho-Surrealist? Click on mural to learn more about City’s CRA and LULA.
The City’s Casino was “Greenwashed”. Click sand pile to learn more:
Former Casino was 94% de- molished in 2011 to make way for new structure.
Want to contact the mayor in Lake Worth? A commissioner? Click the image below:
The Executive Secretary for the City Commission can be reached at 561-586-1730.
Raising chickens, aka “Urban Chickens” IS NOT allowed in Lake Worth. Click image:
Image above from the inim- itable Tom McGow. If you heard or read that chickens are allowed in this City that is absolutely wrong.
Is it possible for Lake Worth to get its own City police department back?
Maybe if our City wasn't the headquarters for the anti- police, pro-Anarchy Ever- glades EarthFirst! (EEF!). Click on Anarchists above.
Wes Blackman: Pro- tecting Lake Worth’s charm since 1992
Recall that “One Question” I asked voters leading up to elections last March? Click image to refresh memory.