Wednesday, March 28, 2012



Please join the City of Lake Worth for a Public Meeting to discuss the upcoming Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.  During this meeting the City of Lake Worth staff will describe eligible uses of CDBG funds and solicit public input on uses of this funding opportunity.

This meeting has been rescheduled for the date and time listed below.
NEW DATE: April 4, 2012
TIME: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Shuffleboard Courts Building
1121 Lucerne Avenue
Lake Worth, FL  33460
For additional information, please contact Jerry Kelly, Grants Analyst, at 561.533.7358

BREAKING: Commissioner Bill Moss found dead

Shocking news out of West Palm Beach.  When I worked for that city, Bill Moss was on the Planning Board.  He was a kind man that had a strong vision of the city's future.  Click title for link to article.

March 29, 7pm Lecture:Archaeological Sites to Visit by Tony Marconi

The Palm Beach County Archaeological Society

Invites you to Attend a Lecture Entitled:

Trail of the Ancient People of Southeast Florida: Archaeological Sites and Museums to Visit:

Presented By: Richard A. Marconi 
Curator of Education, Historical Society of Palm Beach County

Mr. Marconi will talk about several of South Florida’s beautiful and publicly accessible   archaeological sites. His talk will outline the historical relevance of each destination and inspire you to visit Florida’s past! It’s closer than you think!

In 2002, Marconi became the Historical Society’s  curator of education.  As such he has developed several education programs: Florida History, Palm Beach County History and Civics, History in Your Own Backyard with the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, Traveling Educational Trunk Program, and Palm Beach County History Online. As part of his job, Marconi trains and oversees the Docent program, conducts teacher workshops, and is editor and writer for the Historical Society’s online history magazine, The Tustenegee.

He is co-author of the Arcadia Publishing’s Images of American series:West Palm Beach 1893-1950 (2006) and co-author of Palm Beach (2009); author of “Buildings with Character: Preserving Palm Beach County’s Historic Structures,” Art&Culture magazine, March 2007; co-author The Palm Beach Post’s Palm Beach County at 100: Our History, Our Home (2009); and produced and co-wrote the Historical Society’s one-hour documentary “Puddle Jumpers of Lantana: The History of the Civil Air Patrol’s Coastal Patrol 3” (2007).
Thursday March 29th at 7PM
West Palm Beach Public Library
3rd Floor, Clematis Room411 Clematis Street West Palm Beach, Fl 33401
For More Info: 561-215-7909

Monday, March 26, 2012

PrideFest draws thousands, gay and straight, to Lake Worth

I was there for the parade and bumped into a lot of people in a festive mood.  Good crowd for our downtown too. Click title for link to PBP article.

Golf Course Shoreline Clean-up March 31

Volunteers are needed for the Great American Cleanup effort in Lake Worth. On Saturday, March 31st, join your neighbors to help clean up the shoreline of Lake Worth Lagoon and Snook Islands area, adjacent to the Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course. The area is littered with old tires, broken bits of lumber, plastic and paper trash. All are welcome to participate in this clean-up effort spearheaded by the Kiwanis Club of Lake Worth in conjunction with Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful.

Volunteers will meet at the clubhouse (located at 7th Ave N and the intracoastal) at 8 AM. You don’t have to be a Kiwanis member to join in the effort, but volunteers must be 18 years old or accompanied by a parent.

The Snook Islands area contains some of the most environmentally sensitive shoreline in Palm Beach County, providing fish hatchery and habitat for dolphins and wading birds.

All participants are asked to park in the golf course parking lot the morning of the event. Golf carts will be used to shuttle volunteers to the cleanup locations along the length of the shoreline. Plenty of garbage bags and latex gloves will be provided. Please be sure to wear old clothes, closed-toed shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats if you have them.

Great American Cleanup, America is the largest litter reduction and community improvement project in the USA. This national event is sponsored by more than 500 affiliates of Keep America Beautiful. Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful is assisted locally by the Solid Waste Authority.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. There are over 350,000 members in 84 countries.

Pics of Casino Building/Beach taken 3/25/12

Transition between the two parts of the building
These capitals on the columns are meant to replicate what was there before the demolition - do not confuse this with "restoration."
I think that this portion of the building is not as refined a design as the northern part.
The southern facade bothers me design-wise.  Granted, it serves to hide a large portion of A/C mechanical equipment, but it will be the first thing most people see as they approach the building.  I don't think it harmonizes well with the northern part of the building.  I would rather have seen a continuation of the other design - in some way.
Not happy with the west side of the southern half of the building either - seems disjointed.
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