Saturday, July 1, 2017

Great. Now the editor at the Post is picking on the little Town of Lantana.

From a letter in the Post today, titled “Lantana losing small-town feel”

“I’ve lived in Lantana more than 30 years, enjoying the small town atmosphere. Unfortunately, it’s changing by leaps and bounds, due to current and oncoming traffic congestion. Thousands of rental units are being built; and you can add to that the new high-speed train, a Wal-Mart grocery and the bridge openings.”

Question: Have you been to the Lantana Library recently?

I have and it’s a wonderful place to experience that “small-town feel”.

Do you live in Lantana? Have you visited recently and enjoyed your visit? Then learn how to write a Letter to the Editor (LTE) below and write something positive about your experience in the Town of Lantana.

It’s rare, but every now and then a really good Letter to the Editor (LTE) about our little City of Lake Worth gets through the editorial process at The Palm Beach Post and makes the print edition, like this one:

“I urge prospective buyers to look into the abandoned home market for their families. In the city of Lake Worth, a charming, diverse and culturally rich area, there are hundreds of abandoned homes looking for someone to love them. Ask your Realtor to show you some.”

The editor(s) at the Post, as many of you are aware, have published some really dumb LTE’s about our City. Remember the one, “The Gulfstream Hotel should be taken back by the city. . .”? Perhaps that letter writer could have contacted the City to find out if that’s even possible? By the way, it’s not. The Gulfstream Hotel is private property.

In the excerpt above about “abandoned homes looking for someone to love them”, not all of these abandoned homes need tons of work to get them looking “charming” once again. And the more homes bought by families make less supply for others, like operators of sober homes for example, to come in and disrupt our neighborhoods.

A negative LTE, one full of complaints and grievances, for obvious reasons, will have more priority than upbeat, affirmative ones. But that shouldn’t dissuade anyone from taking 5–10 minutes to write a positive LTE. We can’t forget all the wonderful and uniquely charming things that happen here as well, every single day.

So get cracking on your LTE! It’s easy and there’s a little trick too. Use this link to learn how.

Thank You for visiting today!