Friday, June 18, 2010

Energy Cost Monitors - now on loan at the Lake Worth Public Library

The Lake Worth Utilities Department Energy Conservation Division and the Lake Worth Public Library are working together to save LW Utilities customers money. Nine energy cost monitors were bought by the Energy Conservation Division and loaned to the library for public use. The units are pre-programmed for the standard 15 cents per kill-a-watt hour charged by Lake Worth Utilities.

Lake Worth Library card holders may check out the monitors for seven days but they must be returned on time. A quick start guide and complete instructions are provided in the monitor’s packaging. The monitors are simple to use, plug them into a wall socket, plug an appliance into the monitor, press a button and it begins monitoring the energy consumption of the selected appliance. After a period of time, press another couple buttons and the monitor will show what the cost is for using the appliance for a day, week, month and year. Library staff will gladly answer questions to help get people started using the monitors.

Monitors can help with real world energy decisions such as: Should I bother to turn that computer off at night? What does it cost me to leave my electronic entertainment devices in stand-by mode? How much does it cost me to keep battery chargers plugged in continuously for convenience? It is hoped that consumers will be more aware of how much energy and money is being constantly wasted. Turning off switches, unplugging unnecessary appliances and chargers could reduce resident’s electric bills by up to 10%.

On Friday, July 2nd the LWU Energy Conservation Division will be holding briefings regarding home energy audits for LWU customers, available rebate programs, and how to best use the energy cost monitors. Briefings will be in the City Hall Annex meeting room at 414 Lake Ave at 10 and 11 am, and again at 2 and 3 pm. Program is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Nuthin' But Net Basketball Tournament - July 10th - 10 a.m.

Click title for link to more information and entrance forms.

Tropical Ridge Neighborhood Association | June 19th Reminders

Direct from Neighborhood Association:

Hello everyone! Before you finalize your weekend plans, I just wanted to remind you about the Tropical Ridge Events happening Saturday morning.
Raft Info
7:30-8:15am - Towers for breakfast
8:15-9:30am - Home Depot
9:30-1:00pm - Raft Build

We are in need of someone creative to paint a Ghost Busters logo on the deck of the raft and to design the 1959 Cadlliac fin decoration.  This can be done at any time in the building process. Please if you are interested in helping out.
Clean-up Info
8:45-9:00am - Meet at Church of Nazarene
9:00-10:30am - Clean-up 2-3 empty lots. The more people, the more we can accomplish!
10:30-11:00am - All done! Join us for coffee and 2nd breakfast
Pickers, trash bags and gloves will be provided. Gloves are limited so if you have your own, please bring them. If you have a wheelbarrow, that would be useful. Please contact if you have any questions.
NAPC Fund Raiser
--On July 3rd, in conjunction with the Downtown Cultural Alliance, the Lake Worth Neighborhood Association Presidents' Council (NAPC) will be holding a fund raiser.  The NAPC has partnered with many downtown merchants to create a scavenger-hunt/bingo game that will be great fun and include lots of prizes.  Each bingo card will cost $15 and include lunch at both South Shores and Havana Hideout.  There will also be a 50/50 raffle.  For more information, or to buy raffle tickets and bingo cards, participants should contact or one of the following Merchants.  To see a flier for this event, please see:
Studio 205 - 561.533.5272
  • South Shores Tavern - 561.547.7656
  • Havana hideout - 561.585.8444
Internet Cafe & Printing

Special thanks goes to Que at recently donated some free color printing to the NAPC. For more information on printing, internet service and the cafe, please click on the above link.

That's all for now. Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Father's Day!
I find myself in an Internet desert right now - will be curing the situation this afternoon. In the meantime, read today's NY Times article "Obama's Twist of BP's Arm..." - future post will place it in Lake Worth context. Have a great day!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Our "Man in the Street", Panagioti Tsolkas, wins Best Political Activist 2010 from New Times Magazine

Looks like Panagioti (pronounced "Pan" - "e" - "yo" -"tee" or "Pan" - "a" - "gee" -"oh" -"tee ") is using the same publicist as Commissioner Cara Jennings.  Who woulda thunk?  Click title for link.
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