Saturday, March 23, 2013

Coming up on the City Commission's April 2, 2013 regular meeting agenda...

I will be giving an update as chair of the Historic Resource Preservation Board.  On a rotating basis, approximately every six months, volunteer advisory boards are asked to highlight recent activities and programs and share that information with the public and the Commission.  The last time I made a presentation like this was last October.  Yesterday, I put together a simple PowerPoint presentation of the sorts of applications we have reviewed as a board and highlighted our various historic districts within the city.

Part of the presentation will include the unveiling of this brochure put together by the city's historic preservation staff.  I think it is excellent work and a concise educational piece on historic preservation and what it means in the city of Lake Worth.  It also has a very old picture of the Gulfstream Hotel that I had never seen before.  Do check it out.

This weekend in our own Bryant Park!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fane Lozman, Corruption Fighting Activist 03/22 by High Noon in Lake Worth | Blog Talk Radio

Join me as I welcome Fane Lozman to the High Noon in Lake Worth studios.  As described on his website, his story is of a persistent and tenacious underdog who fought against the city of Riviera Beach's seizure of 2200 homes and businesses in 2006 only to see that same government arrest and destroy his floating home three years later, for an alleged failure to pay one month’s rent at the marina. Fane Lozman did not give up but continued the improbable climb from a county court eviction case to the US Supreme Court - where he won on a 7-2 decision.  

Click title for link to show.  Post questions to ask during the show below under comments.  Link will lead to archived show after it airs.

Two of the looks of the former Patio Restaurant

Southeast corner of Cornell Drive and Dixie Hwy.

And a slightly older version...both are cool.

Rainer Maria Rilke

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

StarMetro - It's Electric! | News |

Check out how the citizens of Tallahassee gets around on all electric buses.  This article is about a new fast-charging station which allows for a recharge within 10 minutes.  Click title for link to article.  Also check out their website.

Facebook law: Florida court rules threats posted on a personal Facebook page can be a crime

Interesting.  Not much difference between a FaceBook post or a blog entry, it seems to me.  Click title for link.

Monday, March 18, 2013

City Launches Moonlight Historic Cemetery Tours | City of West Palm Beach

Nifty idea being planned by our neighbor to the north.  Click title for link.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

County ‘outgunned’ on selling tourism |

I don't think that the Silver Lions Motel on Dixie Hwy. north of Sixth Avenue South contributes much to the cause.  But it is charming.  The article talks about the importance of the tourist economy and Palm Beach County's relative position in the state of Florida. Click title for link.