Monday, January 1, 2018

Posted on this blog yesterday: The error in Sunday’s New Year’s Eve ‘Local’ section of The Palm Beach Post.

But first, a quick quiz: How many public parks do you think are in the City of Lake Worth? More
than 10? Less than 10?

Find out the answer below and why that question is of some importance today, New Year’s Day 2018 in our little City.

And, of course, there was no “CORRECTION” published in today’s Monday print edition which is nothing new. The City is rarely extended that courtesy.

NOTE: There will not be a Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Board meeting held this Wednesday, Jan. 3rd, 2018 at 6:00 here in the City of Lake Worth.

Please spread the word: The news about a P&Z Board meeting that appeared in the Post print edition yesterday is not correct. The next P&Z Board meeting in the City will be held on Jan. 17th, 6:00 at City Hall.

For an excellent explanation why, please note the comment below left by the Chair of the P&Z Board, the iconic and inimitable Mr. Greg Rice.

So. Back to the question.

How many public parks are in the
City of Lake Worth?

In today’s New Year’s Day print edition of the Post, the Lake Worth Very Very Special Monday Cursory Print Edition (LWVVSMCPE) the feature story on page B3, “IN FOCUS: LAKE WORTH” is not about the City of Lake Worth at all.

The story by beat reporter Kevin Thompson today, New Year’s Day, is all about John Prince Park and includes a charming photo with the caption, “A squirrel remains alert by a chain-link fence.”

The Palm Beach Post “IN YOUR COMMUNITY”?
John Prince Park is not in the City of Lake Worth. That park is a County park in “suburban Lake Worth”. How many parks are in our City the Post beat reporter could have featured today,

Below is a partial list of parks in the City of Lake Worth not including parks at the Lake Worth Beach and “Pocket Parks” which are small community ‘passive’ parks along roadways and in City neighborhoods:
  • Bryant Park
  • Bryant Park South
  • Constitution Park
  • Howard Park
  • “Lend a Hand” Park
  • Harold Grimes Memorial Park
  • Northwest Park (and City ball fields)
  • Tropical Ridge Fitness Park
  • South Palm Park
  • Spillway Park
  • Sunset Ridge Park
And as far as I know, each of these parks located in the City have squirrels and many of those critters would be pretty pleased to pose for a picture for peanuts.

So why didn’t the reporter at the Post feature one of the parks listed above today, New Year’s Day, in the print edition of The Palm Beach Post? Who knows, that is anyone’s guess. But if you want to follow-up with the reporter and find out why here is his contact information:
  • Twitter: @KevinDThompson
  • Phone: 561-820-4573
  • Email:
You can better understand now why a very prominent and well-known City resident wrote recently,
“For months I’ve been meaning to cancel my subscription to the tedious Palm Beach Post.”
Click on this link to learn more, reasons why that subscription to the Post was ingloriously cancelled,
“I have been propelled at last, from a mild discontent into an unbearable ennui [utter weariness and discontent] that must be attended to.”

Something to consider. Maybe it’s time to start the
New Year 2018 off with a subscription to
The Lake Worth Herald:
To see this week’s front page of the Herald click on this link. The Lake Worth Herald Press is located at 1313 Central Terrace in the City of Lake Worth. Call 561-585-9387 for more information or email: