Saturday, December 2, 2017

Public meetings in December and very important deadline this month here in our vibrant, tiny City of Lake Worth.

From the City of Lake Worth’s Official Calendar* below is a list of public meetings in December
and other notable dates as well.

Note that an important deadline is com-
ing up on Dec. 12th at Noon.

[Unless otherwise specified, meetings begin in City Hall at 6:00; to learn more about these City Advisory Boards click on this link.]

  • Tuesday, Dec. 12th at Noon: The end of Qualifying Period (QP) to have ones name be put on the official ballot for elections to be held on March 13th, 2018.‡ QP began last Tuesday, Nov. 28th; to learn how to qualify for the ballot, why the ballot question that passed last March is very relevant now, and about other things too such as, “What is a shill ”, click on this link.
  • Also on Dec. 12th: City Commission Work Session and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meets at HATCH located at 1121 Lucerne Ave.; meeting begins at 6:00.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13th: Historic Resources Preservation Board (agenda for HRPB should be available by Friday, Dec. 9th).
  • Thursday, Dec. 14th: Tree Board meets at 5:30 in the City Hall conference room.§
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20th: Recreation Advisory Board meets which should be very interesting. Why? Because RAB hasn’t had a quorum in over 12+ years. Are there any RAB members left any more? No one knows for certain.
  • December 25th–26th: Municipal offices closed for Christmas and holiday seasons.
  • However. . . a CRA meeting IS scheduled on the City calendar for Tuesday, Dec. 26th.
  • Please note: Municipal offices will be closed on Monday, January 1st for New Year’s Day.

Please verify dates and times for all the meetings above before making any plans to attend:

Contact the City Clerk’s office: Click on this link to email the staff at City Hall (look in right-hand column of the Clerk’s website) or call 561-586-1662 from 8:00–5:00, Monday–Friday.

*To look over the City calendar click on this link for the City’s website and look in the left-hand column, under the Twitter icon, for the “Calendar” tab. Check the calendar every 2–3 days for any updates and revisions, especially during the Christmas and holiday seasons.
No agenda available as of Friday, Dec. 1st.
Remember! The 2018 City of Lake Worth Election Season starts off with the big day, January 8th, 2018, when political campaign signs start popping up all over the City, knocks on the door begin, the door hangers, and the mailers start filling up the mailbox too!
§Very important: January 11th will be the last Tree Board meeting prior to the Tree Festival to be held on February 17th and become a trained volunteer. To learn more click on this link and to contact Mr. Dave McGrew from the Parks Department call 561-586-1677 or by email: dmcgrew@lakeworth.org

James Lovelock: “Enjoy life while you can” because the looming catastrophe of climate change, “is unstoppable.”


Below is a another quote from climate scientist James Lovelock. But first, a quick question:

How much of $810M — proceeds from the ¢1 sale tax increase— do you think Palm Beach County is spending to combat climate change and rising sea levels? The answer will surprise you. 

James Lovelock has an impressive background as you can read about on Wikipedia.

Reporter Decca Aitkenhead at The Guardian interviewed James Lovelock and published this very depressing news for supporters of “sustainability”, “resiliency” and those on the front lines combating rising sea levels, global warming, and climate change:


On the day we meet, the Daily Mail has launched a campaign to rid Britain of plastic shopping bags. The initiative sits comfortably within the current canon of eco ideas, next to ethical consumption, carbon offsetting, recycling and so on – all of which are premised on the calculation that individual lifestyle adjustments can still save the planet. This is, Lovelock says, a deluded fantasy. [emphasis added] Most of the things we have been told to do might make us feel better, but they won't make any difference. Global warming has passed the tipping point, and catastrophe is unstoppable.
     “It’s just too late for it,” he says. “Perhaps if we’d gone along routes like that in 1967, it might have helped. But we don’t have time. All these standard green things, like sustainable development, I think these are just words that mean nothing. I get an awful lot of people coming to me saying you can’t say that, because it gives us nothing to do. I say on the contrary, it gives us an immense amount to do. Just not the kinds of things you want to do.

Anyhow. . .

To find out how much Palm Beach County is spending on climate change and sea level rise using proceeds from the the ¢1 sales tax increase, the news article by the Post’s Wayne Washington that gave the numbers earlier this year, and the reason why you should “Enjoy life while you can” click on this link to a blog post that explains it all.

City press release: “Resignation of
Marie Elianor, City of Lake Worth
Director of Finance”.

Pull quotes from the City press release:

“I love the City and although my time with the City has been shorter than I had planned, I hope my contributions have been impactful. It has truly been a pleasure to serve the City.”
—Lake Worth Finance Director, Marie Elianor.

“Marie has been instrumental in helping the Finance department and the city organization get to the next level. I empathize with her desire to focus on the next stage of her career closer to home. I am grateful to have worked with Marie and expect many good things in her future.”
City Manager Michael Bornstein.

Press release dated December 1st from Mr. Ben Kerr, the City of Lake Worth’s Public Information Officer (561-586-1631; email: bkerr@lakeworth.org):

Marie Elianor, the Director of Finance for the City of Lake Worth has tendered her resignation with the City, effective December 15. Marie has served as the Director of Finance since February 2016, and during her tenure with Lake Worth, the Finance Department has celebrated multiple successes thanks to her leadership.
     In Marie’s time with the City, the Finance Department has received multiple awards and under her direction has seen significant operational improvements. In September the department was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. The same organization in May presented the department with a Distinguished Budget Award. In preparation for the Neighborhood Road Program Marie and her team were able to work with credit rating agencies to achieve a very strong credit rate for the City which reduced the interest liability and lowered the amount of additional taxes residents faced for the bond program. Throughout her time in the City she has worked to develop the Finance department into a professional and transparent asset for the City.
     Marie has been offered and has accepted the position of Finance Director for Cooper City, where she currently resides.

To learn more about this little City of Lake Worth:

“Lake Worth is a dynamic, multi-cultural city with an individualistic style. People are drawn to the City by its acceptance of different cultures and lifestyles, historic districts, hip downtown and colorful arts district.”

Palm Beach County “Is Worth” and deserves a newspaper like the Tampa Bay Times, which is the proud. . .

“WINNER OF 12
PULITZER PRIZES”


If you know anyone at the Tampa Bay Times contact them and ask them this: Why not open a satellite news bureau here in Palm Beach County?

Really now, if the public here in PBC thought The Palm Beach Post was “worth your support” that ‘newspaper’ would not be up For-Sale right now; re: the recent news from business reporter Jeff Ostroski, the opening line in the article is “Cox Media Group said Tuesday [Oct. 31st] it has put a for-sale sign on The Palm Beach Post.”

Don’t you think it’s time to bring in some fresh and exciting competition into the County-wide newspaper market? Maybe from a new newspaper called The Palm Beach County Times?

How much do you know about the
Tampa Bay Times?

The way the Times operates is much more public and very different than privately owned and profit-motivated newspapers like the Post. Learn more about that below. And unlike the Post which is a cumbersome monopoly the Times, being the #1 newspaper in Florida, has very tough competition state-wide.

There have been many reporters and journalists from the Tampa Bay Times here in Palm Beach County ever since November of last year. I had lunch with a very well-respected Times journalist (to remain unnamed) in Downtown Lake Worth. After a few minutes and a few questions the notebook and pen were put away and we talked about newspapers in general. This was not long after the Post shut down their Tallahassee news bureau and let a very good journalist go, John Kennedy.

I asked if the Tampa Bay Times ever considered opening a satellite news bureau here in Palm Beach County and that question wasn’t met with any surprise at all, like it was one asked every day.

Without further ado, about the Tampa Bay Times:

The Times, which is Florida's largest daily newspaper, has been part of the Tampa Bay community for more than 130 years. Locally owned and independent, the Times has long been celebrated for its outstanding and credible journalism, practiced with integrity in the public interest.
     Its pioneering modern-day owner, Nelson Poynter, understood that at the heart of democracy is an independent and free press when he transferred ownership of the paper to a nonprofit journalism school, which today is known as the Poynter Institute, a mecca for professional media practitioners worldwide.

From Wikipedia:

The Tampa Bay Times, previously named the St. Petersburg Times through 2011, is an American newspaper published in St. Petersburg, Florida. It has won twelve Pulitzer Prizes since 1964, and in 2009, won two in a single year for the first time in its history. It is published by the Times Publishing Company, which is owned by The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a nonprofit journalism school directly adjacent to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus.

Today is City of Lake Worth’s “Waterside Market”. Guess who
will be there? The twins!


The City’s “Waterside Market” is every Saturday from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 in the afternoon. To learn more about this outside market located nearby the iconic Lake Worth Beach click on this link.

And guess who will be there? The twins! 

Volunteering for “The Cottages” table at
the Waterside Market last week:
Blair (left) and Ashley, two local Realtors who “Double your customer service” volunteered to help showcase the 2nd printing of the hardcover book, The Cottages of Lake Worth.

Two other bustling locations conveniently located in Downtown Lake Worth to check out The Cottages of Lake Worth book are:
Another view of the market last Saturday:
Remember. The Waterside Market will be open every Saturday until April.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Community Yard Sale this Saturday, “Music In the Garden” and BINGO too!

All these exciting and fun “Things To Do” (see below) are at one convenient location in the little City of Lake Worth. Where?

At the Gray Mockingbird Community Garden and The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry* both conveniently located in the City at 2000 North ‘D’ St.

The directions are easy: At the traffic light where Tacos Al Carbon is located on Dixie Hwy. head west on Worthmore Drive over the FEC railroad tracks and the Scottish Rite will be ¼-mile further up on the left (at the corner of Worthmore Dr. and ‘D’ St.); enter using the ‘D’ St. entrance.

So what’s going on at the Scottish Rite and
the Gray Mockingbird Garden?

  • Community Yard Sale, “Sign Up Now!” This Saturday (Dec. 2nd) from 8:00–Noon. “Get rid of all your unwanted items just in time for the holidays!” A 10 × 10 space is $10 and proceeds benefit renovations at the Scottish Rite Center. For more information or to sign up call 561-246- 0148. 
  • Music In The Garden” returns Wednesday, Dec. 6th from 3:00–6:00. “Mel and Vinnie are back! Bring your instrument and join in on the fun or just come by and enjoy the music.” Bring a snack or beverage to share. Ice, water, and cups will be provided. For more information call 845-399-4630 or send an email to: spittoonstudios@gmail.com
  • BINGO! is every Saturday night from 6:00–10:00 presented by Gray Mockingbird Garden. The Special Prize this week is a gift certificate to Lisa Marie Owens Salon on Lucerne Ave. in downtown Lake Worth. “Come join the fun, everyone is welcome!”

And as always at the Gray Mockingbird, “We pick daily. Come by and see what we have available.”
For more information call 561-246-0148.

These events and many more “Things To Do” in
and around the City of Lake Worth can be found in
your LOCAL Lake Worth Herald.
Have news or an upcoming event? Contact
the editor at
561-585-9387. Our local newspaper is
still ¢50 at the Downtown newsstand
located at 600 Lake Ave.

*To follow the Lake Worth Scottish Rite on Facebook click on this link. For the Gray Mockingbird’s Facebook page use this link.

Stay tuned: Next meeting of the Lake Worth Business Alliance (LWBA) and what’s all that about ‘Icy Treats’?

Below, learn more about the latest LWBA
meeting held yesterday at Toojay’s in
Downtown Lake Worth.

But first — if you have a business in the City or are considering opening a new business here — did you know there are five (5) business reporters from The Palm Beach Post covering Central Palm Beach County (CPBC) and our coastal City of Lake Worth is one of the most important areas covered? It’s true.

The City of Lake Worth is the feature story each and every Monday in The Palm Beach Post.
Click on image to enlarge:
Not even the business community in Delray Beach
or Boca Raton is ranked more important
than the City of Lake Worth.

However, with all those business reporters covering this area in CPBC, the trick is learning how to reach out to the right one!

Business reporter Jeff Ostrowski isn’t the only one covering this very important part of Palm Beach County, for example, if you’ve been paying close attention to the issue of medical marijuana dispensaries here in the City of Lake Worth.

Below is contact information for the other five (5) business reporters and how to reach out to the business editor at the Post as well.

And. . . Do you have a business here in the City? Learn more below about the “5 Tips” from Post business editor Antonio Fins and how those incredibly useful five tips — using just one example, ‘Icy treats!’ — can help a business increase sales and develop a loyal customer base here in the City.

Back to the LWBA:

Yesterday, Tuesday, Nov. 28th, was the most recent meeting of the LWBA and it was great to see new faces!

This latest meeting was held at Toojay’s in the Downtown, the fifth meeting since the inaugural meeting in mid-October. Click on this link to learn more about why business owners and the public decided to form the LWBA and the subsequent meeting at Tacos Al Carbon on Oct. 18th about:
“Is Lake Worth really ‘open for business’? Is everybody reading from the same script?”
Check back tomorrow for more about the meeting at Toojay’s yesterday and what was accomplished, e.g., soon will be the installing of LWBA officers, the creation of a Facebook page, future steps for the LWBA, and the next scheduled meeting.

Now to the “Five Tips”, gaining more customers, the list of business reporters, ‘Icy Treats!’ and an example, sales of women’s clothing:

Let’s start off with an example from the 2016 holiday season: Do you have a Downtown shop selling women’s clothes? Are you losing business to a thrift store on Dixie Hwy.? What can you do to change that? There is a way. It’s called the “Five Tips”.

Below is a quote by a Post beat reporter about last year’s holiday season titled, “Online shopping hurts Lake Worth retailers over holidays” and a retailer that’s also in competition with other local Downtown businesses selling women’s clothing and maybe even in competition with the hugely popular World Thrift on N. Dixie Hwy. as well:

     CarriElle’s Closet, a new upscale designer store that opened on North K street in June [2016], also struggled to find holiday shoppers.
     “We had days where we were super busy and those when it was really quiet,” said Carrie Childs, a store co-owner. “We should have advertised or done more promotion.” [emphasis added]
     Elle Horigan, Childs’ business partner, said most customers came in mostly to style and buy clothes for themselves.
     “We wanted more people buying gifts,” Horigan said. “It was slow.”

How could CarriElle’s Closet have attracted more customers last year? By using the Five Tips!

Without further ado, from Mr. Fins, the five tips:
  1. Know whom you want to reach out to, the editor writes, “. . . the trick is reaching to the right journalist.” For example, sending information to a beat reporter may not be the best option. Have you considered a business reporter? An entertainment reporter?
  2. Who’s your audience? “So, tell us how many followers do you have on Twitter? How many friends/fans do you have on Facebook?”
  3. Local, local, local, “. . . there must be a direct and definite Palm Beach County connection.”
  4. Newsmakers, “Some of the best-read content we produce isn’t on the front page.” For example, per the Business Editor, the “weekly Newsmakers section”.
  5. Video, “So if your business has ‘good visuals,’ drop in a link to some B-roll video that we can attach to the story.”
Now for another example: How promotion and the Five Tips work: On December 16th last year Post Staff Writer Alexa Silverman wrote an excellent article about “The Cottages of Lake Worth” book signing at the Cultural Council in Downtown Lake Worth. They sold almost 40 books that afternoon! So try contacting Silverman about your business or upcoming event and see what happens: email the reporter at asilverman@pbpost.com

There are other reporters at the Post who have penned very popular and widely-shared articles about Lake Worth businesses, a recent one was by Post reporter Eddie Ritz promoting the Casino and Beach complex and many of you are already familiar with business reporter Jeff Ostrowski and Jennifer Sorentrue.

Below is the full list of reporters with phone number and email address you can contact using the “Five Tips” to get your business noticed and attract more customers:
  • Jeff Ostrowski, 561-820-4581; jostrowski@pbpost.com
  • Susan Salisbury, 561-820-4577; ssalisbury@pbpost.com
  • Jennifer Sorentrue, 561-820-4526; jsorentrue@pbpost.com
  • Charles Elmore, 561-820-4811; celmore@pbpost.com
  • Alexandra Clough (real estate/business reporter), 561-362-5557; aclough@pbpost.com
  • To reach out to Business Editor Antonio Fins: 561-820-4439; afins@pbpost.com
So. After going over the “Five Tips” do you think you’re ready to try and reach out to a business reporter to get your business noticed, and later, an article published in the Post? Get cracking! It’s a very competitive business environment and it doesn’t help matters much when Lake Worth’s beat reporter is promoting businesses in the Village of Palm Springs:

For example, if you’re in the business of selling
“Icy treats” you don’t want your customers
going to Palm Springs!
Remember this IN FOCUS: LAKE WORTH
by beat reporter Kevin Thompson about
‘Icy treats
at a gas station located where? Here in the
City of Lake Worth?


Sadly no. That RaceTrac gas station
is i
n Palm Springs!

Why go all the way to Palm Springs for “Icy treats” when you can get icy treats right here in the City of Lake Worth such as wonderful establishments like Toojay’s at 419 Lake Ave. in Downtown Lake Worth!
In conclusion, if you have a business here in the City of Lake Worth you shouldn’t be losing local customers to businesses outside our City. Hope to see many of you at the next Lake Worth Business Alliance meeting. Stay tuned for the date and time!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Beginning today at Noon: The two-week Qualifying Period begins to get ones name on the March 2018 ballot.

Election Day is March 13th, 2018.

Did you know whomever is elected next March for mayor and commissioner representing Districts 1 and 3 will serve a three-year term?

But only if. . .

Following the Qualifying Period, which begins today and ends on December 12th (also at Noon), one candidate in the March 2018 elections receives “50%  +  1” of the vote:
“Notice is hereby given that a General Election will be held in the City of Lake Worth, Florida, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (with a Run-Off Election on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, if necessary). . .”

And then. . .

Learn more about, “After the Qualifying Period . . . the ‘pitfalls’ of a runoff and also. . . ‘What is a shill?’

Below, published in
The Lake Worth Herald:

“Notice of General Election” in
our little City of Lake Worth.

The election results from March 2017:
The ballot question, extending the length of terms for elected officials from two to three years,
passed by a wide margin.

Below is more information about the two-week period of time called the “Qualifying Period” (dates highlighted below). So far who is in the running? How much money have they raised? Who is leading the pack? Use this link to find out.

All of the incumbents are in the race, Mayor Pam Triolo, Vice Mayor and District 1 Commissioner Scott Maxwell, and District 3 Commissioner Andy Amoroso. Expect more names on the March 13th, 2018 ballot leading up to noon on December 12th.

From The Lake Worth Herald is this news:

Notice is hereby given that a General Election will be held in the City of Lake Worth, Florida, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (with a Run-Off Election on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, if necessary), for the purpose of electing a Mayor, a Commissioner from District #1 and a Commissioner from District #3, each for a three (3) year term.
     Persons seeking election may qualify with the City Clerk from noon, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, until noon, Tuesday, December 12, 2017. All citizens qualified by the Charter of the City of Lake Worth, Constitution, and laws of Florida who are registered voters in Palm Beach County and whose principal place of residence is the City of Lake Worth shall be electors.
     The election shall be held in accordance with the Charter of the City of Lake Worth, Florida and the State of Florida Election Laws.

City of Lake Worth, Florida
Deborah M. Andrea, City Clerk

The City Clerk’s office is located at City Hall. The office is open Monday–Friday, 8:00–5:00, or call 561-586-1662 for more information.

Big “Thank You” to Lauren Bennett from Lake Worth’s Casino/Beach Complex and Palm Beach Post’s Joe Capozzi too!


Today is Day Three of the CANVAS Outdoor Museum
in the little City of Lake Worth.
The iconic local artist Jennifer Chapparo is at
612 Lucerne Ave. Go and see how Jennifer’s
mural is progressing today.

Many people stepped up yesterday, Day Two, and “Saved The Day” for the CANVAS event!

Why? Because on Day One, last Sunday, Nov. 26th, the CANVAS event in the City of Lake Worth was, well, in one word a ‘disaster’. And it was no fault of the City.

Just two of those who “Rose to The Call” on Day Two were Lauren Bennett at the City of Lake Worth’s Casino and Beach Complex and from the press Mr. Joe Capozzi at the Post (the TV news media must have too busy doing other things yesterday):

Of course, the biggest stars yesterday were
the artists themselves. Stay tuned for a
video of Hula later today!
To go see Hula at work today go to Bryant Park
and walk or ride your bike east to the
Robert A. Harris Bridge.

Going on at the Beach and Casino complex. . .
Another muralist at work is SIPROS!

This mural-in-progress drew a large crowd
of onlookers and passers-by:
“How cool, look at that!”

Another view. . .
It’s great to see the City’s former municipal pool facility used for something exciting. In the meantime, stay tuned! This public amenity will be upgraded
into a place more functional and appealing
than just a lap pool.

While you’re at the Lake Worth Beach today
check this out, the view south:
Send this blog post to all your friends and family
up North planning their Winter vacation and
holiday season later on this year.

Another view looking north:
And once again, Thank You to everyone who
stepped up yesterday to “Save The Day”!

Public meeting tonight at City Hall, 6:00: City of Lake Worth’s Electric Utility Advisory Board (EUAB).

But first, have you thought about volunteering
on a City advisory board?

At the end of this blog post learn more about the City’s essential all-volunteer “Advisory Boards”, scroll the list of boards and take note of the vacancies as well, presently very few, and be put on a list to fill a future vacancy on a board that interests you.

The EUAB meets in the City Hall conference room.
See the agenda below.
Note: One of more members of any City board
or the City Commission may attend and
speak at the EAUB.

About the volunteer 7-member EAUB (Chair, Lisa Maxwell): “Advise the City Commission on the establishment of fair and equitable policies, plans and programs that are consistent with customer needs, legal mandates, public policy, operational requirements and the long-term financial stability and viability of the electric utilities.”

Tomorrow’s agenda:

  • Roll call.
  • Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Agenda: Additions, deletions, reordering.
  • Presentations.
  • Public participation of non-agendaed items (3 minute limit).
  • Approval of minutes: Nov. 1st.
  • Unfinished business: A. Release of Vero Beach from FMPA Power Project Contracts; B. Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) Solar Project Opportunity; C. Ratification of emergency purchase from Allied Power Group, LLC to repair and service to the Gas Turbine #2 Compressor; D. Electric Utility Generation and Transmission Improvement Project Request for Qualification (RFQ); E. Electric Utility Power Purchase Contract Request for Proposal (RFP); F. System Hardening and Reliability Improvement Project; G. System Outage Alert Notification; H. Stanton and St. Lucie Purchase Power; I. Backup Generation for the Casino Beach Complex; J. The Park of Commerce Pole Relocation Update.
  • New Business: Florida Municipal Electric Association Membership dues Fiscal Year 2017–2018.
  • Board Comments.
  • Board Liaison Reports and Comments.
  • Adjournment.

About the Citys Volunteer Advisory Boards:

The City of Lake Worth has a number of advisory boards which provide assistance to the City Commission. Most meet once a month and only require a few hours of a volunteer’s time. All members are selected by the Mayor and City Commission. Board meetings are open to the public.

If you have experience in a certain field or are interested in serving our City as a volunteer board member click on this link or send an email to Olivia Brown, the volunteer coordinator: obrown@lakeworth.org

To look over all the volunteer advisory boards
use this link for the City’s website.

However, please note:
  • C-51 Canal Advisory Committee is inactive.
  • Recreation Advisory Board (RAB) hasn’t had a quorum or even met in almost 9 years (but there remains hope of resurrecting the RAB).
  • Sister City Board no longer exists. It was ‘Sunset’ (or eliminated) by the City Commission earlier this year for not reaching a quorum since early 2016.

Would you like to help bring the RAB back to life once again?

Contact the City’s volunteer coordinator (contact information above) or call/email your elected representative(s), tell them why you’re interested and learn more about how to be nominated to the board of your choosing.

Meet your elected leaders in the City of Lake Worth:
“Volunteer and help your com-
munity thrive.”

Monday, November 27, 2017

What happened Sunday afternoon in Downtown Lake Worth? Or, “What didn’t happen?”


UPDATE: Starting this afternoon, Monday, Nov. 27th, just for today, Lauren Bennett from the City of Lake Worth’s Recreation Dept. will be the lead person providing updates about what’s going on with the CANVAS Outdoor Museum show. Follow Lauren Bennett using this Twitter feed and the hashtag is #CanvasOutdoorMuseum

Hopefully by tomorrow [Tuesday] the Palm Beach County Cultural Council and Lake Worth CRA will be ready to take over this task.

Here is the blog post from earlier this morning [Sunday, Nov. 26th]:

Early today, Sunday morning, received an email about the kick-off for the CANVAS Outdoor Museum in the City of Lake Worth, “November 26–December 2”, with the time of day muralists would be on location and a brief biography about each artist, “[T]he most innovative contemporary artists from around the world.”

What happened?

Below is an excerpt from an email yesterday sent to media and press from the Palm Beach County Cultural Council:

Famous street artists from around the world are starting to paint giant outdoor murals in Lake Worth — watch the City transformed into an outdoor museum, interview officials and artists at work today. [emphasis added]
     Artist KOBRA will be at the Cultural Council wall starting this morning.
     SIPROS will be at his wall at 11am. 
     Jennifer Chapparo will be at her wall at noon. [and she was!]
     Don’t miss it! Contact me by text or voice at 1-■■■-■■■-■■■■ to arrange a tour and interviews.

Don’t miss it?

Hardly anything at all happened yesterday except for the renowned muralist Jennifer Chaparro showing up at her wall on Lucerne Ave., getting the wall prepared. When I called around and talked to some of the organizers it was like, “We’re here in the office waiting for something to happen too.”

The public deserves an answer some time early today, such as press release from the PBC Cultural Council, the Lake Worth CRA, and/or the City of Lake Worth too:
Question: Why is the Lake Worth Canvas Outdoor Museum show using a Twitter page from 2016 about the event in West Palm Beach last year?

Lake Worth Business Alliance (LWBA) meets tomorrow morning at 8:00 at Toojay’s in Downtown Lake Worth.

Please note and spread the word:

The LWBA meets tomor-
row morning!

To learn more about the newly-formed LWBA scroll down for the original blog post below from last week or click on this link for:

“Next meeting of Lake Worth Business Alliance has been scheduled, how to use the ‘5 Tips’, and ‘Icy treats’ too!”

On this blog last week gave the day of this meeting as tomorrow. Please tell everyone you know the meeting is tomorrow (was not today!).

Consider this a good early test to see how well we
do at getting the word out to City businesses
and City officials as well.

“Coffee Talk” coming up with State Rep. David Silvers in our City of Lake Worth.


To RSVP for the “Coffee Talk” this coming Thursday (time and location below) call Rep. Silvers’ staff at 561-357-4824 or send an email to: david.silvers@myfloridahouse.gov

And support your LOCAL newspaper that
brings you important LOCAL news such as this
every single week:
To see the latest front page of the Herald use this link. To contact the editor call 561-585-9387.

The print edition is still ¢50! Pick up a paper at the City’s newsstand located Downtown at 600 Lake Ave.

State Rep. David Silvers represents District 87 which is the area west of Dixie Hwy. in the City of Lake Worth (Districts 1 and 2) and includes many areas in unincorporated Lake Worth, also called “suburban Lake Worth”, as well as other villages and cities west of the City such as Palm Springs, Greenacres, and the Great Walled City of Atlantis.

Here’s the news in The Lake Worth Herald this week titled, “State Rep Silvers to Hold ‘Coffee Talk’ ”:

State Representative David Silvers will be hosting a “Coffee Talk” on Thursday, November 30, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. This event will be held at Clary’s Corner Café, 1500 Lucerne Ave. [“Lake Worth Towers” in City of Lake Worth]. Stop by to meet Rep. Silvers and have a complimentary cup ‘o Joe. Learn about the upcoming legislative session and find out about available constituent services:
“I [Rep. Silvers] think this is a wonderful opportunity to get out into the community and hear directly from constituents. Citizen input is critical to my ability to represent my district and I welcome this chance to meet with the residents of District 87”.

Spread the word:: There is no such place in Central Palm Beach County called ‘Western Lake Worth’.

Confusing the public must be a high priority
for the editors at The Palm Beach Post.

Because — once again — in today’s Monday (11/27) print edition, the LWVVSMCPE, the words ‘western Lake Worth’ were used once again. Is anyone surprised the Post is up For Sale? The jingle at the Post is, “Real News Starts Here”. Pretty ironic isn’t it?

Anyhow, the blog post below is a reminder for the press and news media, that when it comes to municipal borders, the public expects and deserves accuracy:

There is no such place or area in Palm Beach County called ‘Western Lake Worth’. 


Very misleading and inaccurate headline in Palm
Beach Post’s online edition (Sat., Nov. 25th):
Headline should read, “Manager at suburban Lake Worth McDonald’s. . .”; another example of an accurate headline is below.

Every few months The Palm Beach Post tries to create Palm Beach County’s 40th city or a fictional area called ‘Western Lake Worth’ with inaccurate and misleading headlines such as this one in the Post’s online edition:

‘Western Lake Worth’ McDonald’s manager. . .

Then the next day some in the TV news media will begin using the same false term ‘Western Lake Worth’ which is a way to get around using the accurate term, “suburban Lake Worth”. 

Another accurate headline could have been:

“Suburban Lake Worth McDonald’s manager. . .”

There is no such thing as ‘Western Lake Worth’. Either you are IN the City of Lake Worth or you are NOT IN the City of Lake Worth.*

So. As a reminder for the press and news media. . .

Once again. To learn the difference between the City of Lake Worth and unincorporated Palm Beach County (or “suburban Lake Worth”) click on this link.

Note there is no city called ‘Western Lake Worth’ on
the map below courtesy of your Palm Beach
County (PBC) government:
The areas in white are unincorporated PBC.
Areas west of the City of Lake Worth that are unincorporated are called “suburban Lake Worth”.

There is no ‘Western Lake Worth’ on this
zip code map either:
For a more in-depth discussion about “What Is
and What Is Not the City of Lake Worth”
click on this link.

I hope this helps.

*For another particularly egregious false news report about an incident ‘in Lake Worth’ that actually occurred well outside the City limits, use this link for a “Rabies-Positive Area Cautioned” in unincorporated Central Palm Beach County, west of the City of Atlantis.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Coming up tomorrow: Mayor of the City of Lake Worth to speak at Bryant Park Neighborhood Assoc.


Lake Worth Mayor Pam Triolo flanked by the vice mayor and City commissioners from Districts 1–4.

Click on this link for all of the electeds representing
the City of Lake Worth.
Learn more about the Bryant Park Neighborhood Assoc.: Click on this link for the Facebook page.

Have your questions ready ahead of time, such as, “When can we expect an official City of Lake Worth Facebook page to publicly notice meetings and events?”

Here’s the news from this week’s
Lake Worth Herald
:

The Bryant Park Neighborhood Assoc. will meet on Monday (Nov. 27) at 7:00 at The Beach Club restaurant located at Lake Worth Golf Course [#1 7th Ave. North].
     Mayor Pam Triolo is scheduled to give an update on Lake Worth Solar Farm, the Neighborhood Road Program, the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC), and the upcoming CANVAS Outdoor Art Show.
     The public is invited to attend and hear all about these projects happening in the City of Lake Worth.

Please note:

The Bryant Park Neighborhood Assoc. is a member of the Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents’ Council (NAPC).

This event is a public meeting and everyone — from any neighborhood in the City — is welcome to attend.

“Code Enforcement issue at Holiday House”. It’s very sad to see our history be called a “nuisance”.

From the May 2nd Lake Worth City
Commission meeting:

“William Waters, Community Sustainability Director, introduced City Attorney Glen Torcivia who spoke about the nuisance property known as the Holiday House.”

Back in October 2013 the Holiday House came before with Historic Resource Preservation Board proposing a restoration. Four years later it’s a “nuisance property” here in our City. Makes one wonder when this structure will succumb to the wrecking ball.

The Holiday House, postcard circa 1962.
“Back in the day” the Holiday House located at 320 N. Federal Hwy. was anything but a “nuisance”.
It was an anuual destination for many,
including Snowbirds.

Here is how many visitors arrived in
Palm Beach County:
Our “International Airport”.

And they arrived by train too:
Much like they will in the near future via the Brightline Station in West Palm Beach. Visitors
and tourists from Orlando and points south,
Ft. Lauderdale and Miami.

But will the little City of Lake Worth have
any hotels for these people to stay?
Until there’s a public outcry, and the political
will to make it happen, a future hotel in our
Downtown looks very bleak.

Starting today through December 2nd: CANVAS Outdoor Museum in the City of Lake Worth.

CANVAS Outdoor Museum brings together the most innovative con-
temporary artists from around the world.

“Championing art in public places, CANVAS transforms landscapes into an interactive art experience, activating spaces and engaging with the city from concept to completion.  Colossal murals and installations punctuate the landscape, along with a complement of public and private events as a nexus between the artists and the community.”

Get the most out of your CANVAS experience by downloading the official CANVAS Out-
door Museum App:

“Billed as the nation’s largest outdoor museum show, CANVAS brings together the most innovative contemporary artists, collectors, and art influencers from around the world.
     Championing art in public places, CANVAS transforms landscapes into an interactive art experience, activating spaces and engaging with the city from concept to completion. Colossal murals and installations punctuate the landscape, along with a complement of public and private events as a nexus between the artists and the community.”