Saturday, January 5, 2013

Pothole of the Week Nominee

 Between Federal Hwy. and M Street on 15th Avenue North

Moving day at the Gulfstream?

 One of this blog's intrepid readers stumbled on this activity going on at the Gulfstream Hotel yesterday and snapped these pictures.  Curious, he noticed that the moving truck was filled with furniture pieces.  Apparently our downtown, waterfront, park-front, historic hotel is being used for storage - during the height of tourist season in the midst of the city's centennial year.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Paul Harding - Co-Owner of Amelia's Smarty Plants 01/04 by High Noon in Lake Worth | Blog Talk Radio

Click title for link to show information.  The link will lead you to the archived show after the live show airs at noon tomorrow (1/4) - tune in live if you can.  Leave questions for this Lake Worth small business owner as comments to this post - we'll try to answer them on the air.

John Steinbeck

"It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second."

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Stool samples in front of Igot's

 Many years ago, when Igot's asked for a proximity waiver from the Planning and Zoning Board, they also asked for permission to install bar stools along the Lake Avenue side of their business.  I remember the board reacting with a loud and clear "no" and I believe that the prohibition of bar stools made it in to the final motion.  I also recall the board having a concern about the establishment serving patrons directly through the open window(s).  We also were concerned about people walking, with drinks in hand, back and forth across K Street.
Is this the next place for these things?
 It is my understanding that staff is aware of this recent development and that concern has been expressed by others.  They are working on resolving the problem.

We seem to be veering towards a culture where it is easier to ask forgiveness than for permission.  What do you think?  Is this a big deal and the city should make them remove them or should we just let it happen?

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Florida's Long Lines On Election Day Discouraged 49,000 People From Voting: Report

Click title for link to Huffington Post article - we are now getting the details on the number of votes suppressed during the November 2012 election in the state of Florida.  Do you think the same phenomenon happened locally?

Will Florida see more of these domed hurricane-proof structures?

Click here for link to New York Times article.  These are popping up all over coastal areas of Texas as dual use community facilities and storm shelters - funded with a good share of FEMA money, with a required local contribution.  Maybe the Casino building should have been one of these?

Dual-Use Domes Are Shelter in a Storm
In Texas, a hurricane-readiness project partly financed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency involves building sturdy multipurpose buildings.