Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Today and Friday there are tons of things to do in this City of Lake Worth.

There is so much going on this week. It’s the perfect storm taking the air out of the ‘red tide’.

And word is the annual migration of Snowbirds has begun early this year. This is very good news because Friday is the official start of the 2018–2019 Snowbird Season here in the City.

Here is the list of things to do today (Wednesday):

The big event kicking off the Season is this Friday evening from 6:00–10:00, the very first monthly Lake Ave. Block Party in Downtown Lake Worth.

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For the comprehensive list of Special Events in this City click on this link and learn more about the City’s Dept. of Leisure Services.

Following the Lake Ave. Block Party on Friday, the following Monday (Oct. 8th) is Columbus Day!

This is an official U.S. holiday and offices will be closed in the City of Lake Worth. Columbus Day is held the second Monday in October in recognition of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas in the year 1492. Up until about ten years ago Columbus Day would draw some protests outside City Hall.

It was ten years ago when PBSO merged with the former Lake Worth PD.

In preparation for Columbus Day having the right look is essential so a shopping trip to World Thrift is highly recommended. Actually tomorrow, every Wednesday, is Senior Citizens Day at World Thrift. The address is 2425 N. Dixie Hwy., open 9:00 a.m.–6:00 and the really great stuff goes fast.

Also today, every Wednesday, the Lake Worth Rotary Club meets in Downtown Lake Worth at Brogues Downunder, 621 Lake Ave. The public is welcome. Snowbirds too! Below are photos of City officials and the Rotary at the Veterans Memorial groundbreaking at the Cultural Plaza just outside the City Hall Annex.

For Snowbirds, tourists, and residents: A look at the upcoming entertainment.

There are already a lot of exciting things happening to keep our neighborhood and visiting Snowbirds rapt and excited all Season. First, the Lake Worth Historical Museum has re-opened with all new and renovated exhibits. The museum is located in the City Hall Annex in the Cultural Plaza (414 Lake Ave.) and is open today and Friday from 1:00–4:00 and tours are also provided by appointment. Call 561-533-7354 for more details and below is more information about the museum.

More notable dates of which to take note:

Now to more information about the City of Lake Worth’s Historical Museum: Yesteryear, days of yore and militaria.

The Lake Worth Historical Museum is a big draw for visitors and tourists and reports are the Snowbird Season has already begun. Advance Snowbird patrols have been spotted looking for prime nesting grounds.

Since June the volunteer staff at the museum has been working on the exhibits and displays and they have done a spectacular job.

The Lake Worth Lagoon and City of Lake Worth were named after General William Jenkins Worth. And in one of those incredible but true twists of history — General Worth is entombed in a mausoleum in Manhattan, New York — also in Manhattan is Grant’s Tomb, the final resting place of General Ulysses S. Grant, also the 18th President of the United States.

In recognition of this City’s role in American history and recognizing the sacrifice of all veterans, past and present:

“The Lake Worth Rotary Club [in Nov. 2017] held a ground breaking for a Veterans Memorial in the Cultural Plaza. Rotarians were joined by elected officials and City employees from Public Services. The dedication will be held Veterans Day.”

To read more about Veterans Day last year in this City click on this link. This year the Veterans Day ceremonies and parade in the Downtown will be on Saturday, November 10th.

Photographs below from the “Military Memorial
Monument” groundbreaking last year:

From L–R: Lake Worth Commissioner Herman C. Robinson; Ron Leeds, Lake Worth Rotary; Chris Dabros (partially obscured), Lake Worth CRA; former Lake Worth Commissioner Retha Lowe; Lake Worth Mayor Pam Triolo; John Endrushat, Lake Worth Rotary; and Suzanne Holmes, Public Services Office Manager, City of Lake Worth.

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Note the southwest corner of the City Hall Annex. The Lake Worth Historical Museum is on the second floor of the Annex building.

In this photo is Lake Worth Commissioner Scott Maxwell (far left) and Felipe Lofaso (second from right), Asst. Director, Lake Worth Public Services.

Now to more memories at the Historical Museum, a caption and historic photo about a pooch. . .

“The pooch in this 1940s photo seems to take exception to the posted notice at the Lake Worth Municipal Beach.

Pets are still barred from the beach, with the
exception of service animals.”

Photo courtesy of the Lake Worth Historical Museum.

Enjoy the video!