Thursday, February 16, 2017

#2 in series: One of few decent articles from the Worst Local Newspaper Ever*

“1 Year Subscription: Only $39!” But tabloid was FREE, delivered for FREE to select neighborhoods in the City and shut down 4 months later?

“Domine, ut videam” [Latin for “Lord, I want to see”]. A lot of people in the City of Lake Worth were praying for that day to come in early 2015.

For #1 in this series of excerpts from the “Worst Local Newspaper Ever” use this link. An excerpt: “It’s a big deal for us,” said Laurel Decker, who filed suit against the city in 2013 . . . “We’d like to get the dais back, and get the city moving forward again.”

From Friday, February 27th, 2015, Volume 1,† Issue 7, page 3, an article from the archives‡ “Tree Board Switches to Gumbo Limbo!”:

The city’s Tree Board has made a change, dropping plans for a green buttonwood to be planted in the Cultural Plaza in place of the ficus that was removed by city workers over two years ago [2013].
     They’re now going to look for a gumbo limbo.
     Tree Board chair Richard Stowe told the mayor and commissioners this month that he and David McGrew, the city’s horticulturist,§ had asked the board to come up with an alternative to the green buttonwood, as the city had been having trouble finding a green buttonwood the right size for the space, despite enlisting the help of local nurseries.
     The board chose a gumbo limbo.
     Stowe said the goal is to find not just any gumbo limbo tree, but one with character.
     “If we want to have a world-class city, let’s have a world-class tree,” he said.

Do you have any of those old tabloids left over from the March 2015 election cycle?

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Local stores were first puzzled by the drop in sales of Windex® in early 2015. To clean windows with vinegar use 2 cups of water, ¼ cup of vinegar, and ½ teaspoon of liquid detergent.

Footnote section (please note, footnote order and content may change):

*This “Premiere Issue!” of the tabloid first appeared on January 16th, 2015, with the headline, “Gallery Owner Pitches ‘Art Ship’ for Lake Worth’s Waterfront”.
There wasn’t another volume to follow. The tabloid failed from little advertising even though it was given away for free. Downtown littering became a big problem throughout the City following this tabloid’s release.
Several archival collections remain—separate from and not to be mixed with The Lake Worth Herald—the City’s oldest business, “Established in 1912”.
§Please note: The City’s annual Tree Festival is this Saturday (2/18). For any questions contact Dave McGrew at 561-586-1677 or by email:
Vinegar is a liquid consisting of about 5–20% acetic acid (CH3COOH), water, and other trace chemicals, which may include flavorings.” For cleaning windows don’t use products containing sun-ripened grain, lemon pepper, or dried dill.
For future use.