Friday, January 25, 2013
The city is looking for pictures of the clock at the beach to give a designer inspiration for a new clock at the beach. It is an adjunct to the Centennial celebration. The pictures above are the ones that show the clock from my collection. I would guess that the top one dates from the late 30s or early 40s; the bottom one has a date of 1981. When I moved here in the late 1980s, I remember a green and white clock sponsored by Barnett Bank.
Please look through your old pictures to see if you have any images taken at the Lake Worth beach that contain the clock that was there. Scan and forward them to me at email@example.com.
The Town of Palm Beach is weighing options on beach re-nourishment after Sandy - and is choosing not to do it since it would likely be depleted during the summer. The Chair of their Shore Protection Board said the following:
Board Chairman Llwyd Ecclestone said the best protection the coastal buildings can have is a sea wall. But he also said the dunes protect the sea walls. “A sea wall is a last defense,” he said. “Every building should have one.”
So, what is the condition of our seawall at the Lake Worth Beach - you know, the one "protecting" our NEW building that was built without the benefit of pilings. It's the one we just spent $6 million plus on to "save." ??
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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Call for Artists: A Contest for the Creation of Centennial Postcards
Throughout 2013, the City of Lake Worth will be celebrating its 100-year anniversary. Known as a community that embraces artistic expression, the City is embarking on several arts-related projects as part of the yearlong centennial celebration. With this in mind, LULA Lake Worth Arts and the City’s Historic Preservation staff invite artists to submit artwork for consideration for the “Centennial Postcard” project. The Centennial Postcard project is meant to emulate nostalgic postcards of the past with a goal to provide a centennial keepsake for residents and visitors alike. The postcards will be available for purchase at various venues around town and will act as a vehicle to promote historic preservation and the arts within Lake Worth. Proceeds from the sales of the Centennial Postcards will benefit LULA Lake Worth Arts and the City’s Historic Preservation program.
Five (5) works of art will be selected for the Centennial Postcard project, making selection competitive. One from each category will be chosen: 1) Photography, 2) Graphic & digital arts, 3) Visual arts drawing, 4) Visual arts painting, and 5) Visual arts vintage postcard. Selected artwork will developed into true mailable postcards, each with the artist credit and short biography on the back.
The selection panel consisting of 2 Art professionals and 1 Historian who will review the submitted images and select 5 qualified artists based on credentials and artistic design. All designs should evoke a sense of nostalgia with regards to the history of the City of Lake Worth, a Florida seaside community of diverse heritage.
Deadline: March 1, 2013
ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS:
The competition is FREE and open to all artists in Palm Beach County working in the media of painting, drawing, photography, graphics and digital design.
|One Delray's Downtown Roundabout shuttle vehicles.|
|Jim's picture of a new glider being tested by the Air Force is featured in "Torch" magazine.|
|"Torch" caters to the air safety and military crowd. |
Apparently his picture of the glider is better than the manufacturer's
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Seth Bramson - South Florida’s Premiere Historian 01/25 by High Noon in Lake Worth | Blog Talk Radio
Join me at noon this Friday (1/25) for talk with Seth Bramson. Seth Bramson is South Florida’s foremost and premiere historian. He is America’s single most-published Florida history book author with 16 of his 21 books dealing directly with the villages, towns, cities, counties, people and businesses of the South Florida Gold Coast.
He is the Company Historian of the Florida East Coast Railway—one of only two people in the country who bears that title with an American railroad—and his book, “Speedway to Sunshine” is the official history of that famous line. His collection of FEC Railway and Florida transportation memorabilia is the largest in the world: it is larger than the State Museum’s collection and larger than the Flagler Museum’s collection.
A graduate of Cornell University’s famed School of Hotel Administration, he holds Masters degrees from St. Thomas University and Florida International University, both here in Miami. He is Adjunct Professor of History and Historian in Residence at Barry University and Adjunct Professor of History at FIU, where he teaches all of the University’s south Florida and Florida history courses. In addition he is Historian in Residence at FIU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
The founder of the Miami Memorabilia Collectors Club, his collection of Miami memorabilia and Floridiana is the largest in private hands in the country.
He is now working on his 22nd and 23rd books, one of which will be titled “Jewels in the Sunshine: The Flagler System Hotels” and the other “Beach is Dynamite! The History of Miami Beach High.”
Additionally he is the author of more than 120 articles on South Florida local and Florida transportation history including five in juried or refereed publications.
He has appeared as a featured guest or commentator on Florida history programs on A and E, Discovery Channel, Florida Public Broadcasting, Fox FX The Collectibles Show, History Channel, Learning Channel and Turner South Network as well as all five local Miami television stations.
Nationally recognized as Florida’s leading transportation historian and the Miami area’s pre-eminent local historian he has been quoted frequently in newspapers and magazines throughout Florida as well as in “The New York Times,” “Chicago Tribune,” “Bloomberg Business Week,” “History,” the History Channel Magazine and “U. S. A. Today.”
He is a consultant to the transportation, hospitality and health care industries and a sought-after speaker and presenter.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Would you want to live on a housing estate like this? New Chinese 'villas' look more like concrete slums | Mail Online
Click title for link to how China is providing for "worker" housing. I am sure this is the vision portrayed of the future of Lake Worth if the height limit referendum doesn't pass in March - even if these buildings only three stories, I am sure anything goes as long as it gets people to the polls and the threshold for mass hysteria is reached.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Click title for link to Mary Lindsey's blog. This particular post is about the potential removal/replacement of one of the artists' works. No need to re-invent the wheel here.
A look inside the man who read and wrote the poem today - click title for link.
Full text below:
Miami-raised Cuban poet Richard Blanco delivered his poem “One Today,” written especially for the inauguration ceremony. The full text is below:
|The crowd assembled at the Calvary Methodist Church around noon Sunday. The church sponsors a community bike ride every other month. This one coincided with the MLK, Jr. holiday.|
|Lake Worth resident Ted Brownstein briefs those attending on Lake Worth's founding and racial history.|
Click here for information regarding the route of the bike tour and a detailed history put together by Ted Brownstein that shows the evolution of race relations in the city of Lake Worth over time.
|Formerly known as a wall of segregation, now known as the Wall of Unity. See remains of barbed wire atop the wall. This was the dividing line between the black and white areas of town - originally constructed in the 1950s.|
We couldn't finish the entire ride due to other commitments. If you participated and have pictures or video that you would like to share, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for related Palm Beach Post article.
Joel Chandler, Open Government Guru, Slaps South Florida Cities With Lawsuits - Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach - News - The Daily Pulp
Not a bad idea to keep local governments accountable. I remember way back when, during a time when the Palm Beach Post was a legitimate news organ, reporters from that paper would approach municipalities with a series of similar public information requests. They would then report on the performance of each and give them a grade for responsiveness, speed and accuracy. Now, I guess that job is left to us regular citizens. Click title for link.