Thursday, May 26, 2016

This week's "Special Assignment" news article by Mary Lindsey in The Lake Worth Herald

This is a must read article by Mary Lindsey in this week's issue (5/26) of The Lake Worth Herald, our City's paper of record since 1912. To subscribe to the Herald use this link or pick up the print edition at the City's news stand across the street from the downtown Starbucks.
The Herald is still ¢50!
Below are excerpts from the very lengthy article, in no particular order, with links added by Your's Truly:

     "Lake Worth Little Free Libraries, Inc. (Lake Worth LFL) was awarded $5,000 to fund bi-lingual children’s books for the 45 Little Free Libraries currently (or very soon to be) operating around the city. The traveling Little Free Library, used by the group to make presentations to civic groups and schools was on display for the award ceremony."

[and. . .]

     "Only moments before the Little Free Libraries grant was awarded, Renee Quinn, marketing specialist for CWS Bar and Kitchen and founding member of the Circle of Wise Women philanthropic group, along with Anthony Savoia, Managing Partner at CWS, announced that they were donating funds to purchase two more Little Free Libraries for the project. They requested that these little libraries be placed wherever they are most needed.
     CWS Bar and Kitchen, located at 522 Lucerne Avenue only recently opened in Lake Worth. Already proven to be a very popular gathering spot, CWS management and staff has also established themselves as good friends and great Lake Worth neighbors."

[and. . .]

     "Lake Worth Neighborhood Associations, Royal Poinciana and Tropical Ridge each submitted winning grant proposals. The “Royals” received $3,000 to fund 'Kids At Play', a project to add playground equipment and environmental education signage to the new greenway planned for their neighborhood. . . Tropical Ridge Neighborhood will be beautifying the greenway in their neighborhood as well with the $1,500 they were awarded." 

[and. . .]

     "For the Children, Inc., led by Reggie Durandisse, is a well-respected and tireless advocate for our children in the Osborne Community. Located in the Whispering Palm neighborhood, For The Children offers high quality, affordable pre-school, after school and family support services to foster positive physical, social, emotional cognitive growth and development."

The Herald also has news about the recent crime walk downtown, all you need to know about Memorial Day, community events, the latest at the Gray Mockingbird Community Garden, ads for local businesses and so much more.