Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Friday: Come out and enjoy the fun in Downtown Lake Worth Beach!


It’s the monthly Lake Ave. Block Party from 6:00–10:00.



Let’s begin with traffic, detours and pedestrian areas.

Starting at 4:00 on Friday in downtown LWB — on Lake Ave. east of Dixie Hwy. to Federal Hwy. — this roadway will be closed to traffic. Parking along Lake Ave. will not be permitted on the street after 4:00 and traffic will be diverted eastbound on either 2nd Ave. North or 2nd Ave. South.

Due to the amazing success of this monthly event the City expanded the pedestrian areas to include J Street between 1st Ave. South and Lake Ave. Vehicle traffic will no longer be permitted on J Street betwixt 1st Ave. South and Lake Ave.; traffic will be detoured north on J Street.

If you have any questions please visit City Hall at 7 N. Dixie Hwy. or call 561-533-7300.


Click on image to enlarge:

Hope to see a big crowd Friday
on Lake Ave. in LWB!

Friday at 7:30: Monthly Critical Mass bike ride in Lake Worth Beach (more details below).


Very important: This bike ride the first Friday of each month is AT YOUR OWN RISK!


In some circles this event is still called the “LDub Critical Mass” ride. For those of you unfamiliar with the term ‘LDub’ click on this link for more information.

To be part of this ride show up at Bryant Park along the Intracoastal at 7:00 between 1st Ave. South and Lake Ave. (use 30 S. Golfview Rd. in GPS). There is plenty of FREE parking close by.

There are rules that must be followed. The ride begins exactly at 7:30 sharp. All traffic regulations must be followed by all participants. Bike lights are required (rear red light, white light on front). All children must wear a helmet. Bring along a container of water and plastic straws are prohibited.

Critical Mass rides are referred to as an “organized coincidence” with no leaders or members. Routes are decided either spontaneously or by popular vote and the ride ‘leaders’ (sometimes referred to as corkers) are out front in front and mingled in with the group.


Here’s a blast from the past in LDub!

A pamphlet from 2005: a bike tour
hosted by panagioti e. tsolkas. . .

“featuring visits to the sites of some of Lake Worth’s most heated issues. . .”


Well, anyhow. Continue reading to learn more about the monthly Critical Mass bike this evening and this is very important: tardiness is not acceptable.



Are you a Boomer? Hipster Millennial? A discerning World Thrift shopper? An Apatharchist? If you’ve never been on a Critical Mass ride you don’t know what you’re missing. Get on that Dutch Style 7-Speed Step-Thru Hybrid 44cm Cream Commuter Road bike and show up. Don’t have a bike? Use this link to locate the closest SkyBike kiosk.

The Critical Mass ride in LDub is always on the first Friday of each month and begins at 7:30 sharp. The start time is a major rule for the leaders of this group.


 Here’s a video of a previous LDub bike ride:




“We meet in Bryant Park for a 10–12 mile bike ride
 1st Friday of every month”.

“Brought to you by the Good People of Lake Worth”, so leave your sociogeoanarchopolitical agendas at home!


Things to remember:
  • The ride is AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  • Helmets for children 16 years old and younger ARE REQUIRED BY LAW.
  • Lights are REQUIRED (Red [rear] and white [front]).
  • Pay very close attention to the “corkers”.

But the ultimate rules of the road
are enforced by PBSO:

A “corker” can’t give you a traffic ticket.
But a PBSO deputy can.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management Announcement - Post-Hurricane Dorian

After detailed discussion with the National Weather Service and Hurricane Center, a reentry order lifting the mandatory evacuation orders for Zones A and B will be effective at 4:00 pm.

County offices will be closed on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and resume normal operations on Thursday, September 5. 

Residents may begin exiting shelters. Shelters will remain open overnight and close at 9:00 am Wednesday morning.

EOC will de-escalate to a Level 2 (partial) activation effective 7:00 pm tonight and will remain at that level until approximately 7:00 pm tomorrow, September 4, 2019. 
Palm Tran will resume full service Wednesday, September 4 starting at 4:30 a.m.

For continuing information on Hurricane Dorian contact the Emergency Information Center (EIC) at 561-712-6400. For more information on the Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management and hurricane preparedness, please visit: ReadyPBC.com
Follow us on Twitter @PBCGOV and watch PBC-TV Channel 20.
#PBCGov #Dorian #ReadyPBC

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Palm Beach County Ordering Evacuations and Opening Shelters

The eastern half of Palm Beach County is now under a Tropical Storm Warning due to the approach of Hurricane Dorian. A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm winds are expected in the area within 36 hours. Due to this, mandatory evacuations are being ordered for residential structures in Zone A and Zone B in Palm Beach County, effective at 1 P.M. Sunday, September 1, 2019. The Palm Beach County Emergency Information Center number is 561-712-6400.

Zone A includes mobile homes, sub-standard housing and low-lying areas prone to water intrusion.

Zone B generally includes the barrier islands, land areas north and south of the Jupiter Inlet, and other surge-vulnerable areas south along the Intracoastal Waterway to the Broward County line.

If you choose to not evacuate to a shelter, please evacuate miles not hundreds of miles. Most of Palm Beach County is not being evacuated and residents should shelter within the county if possible. With the unpredictable nature of Hurricane Dorian, evacuating north is not recommended.

To determine if your home is in a storm surge evacuation zone, go to readyPBC.com or download our free app “PBC DART.”  If you are not in an evacuation zone, please shelter in place.

At 1 p.m. today, Sunday, September 1, Palm Beach County will open seven general population shelters, as well as the special needs shelter at the South Florida Fairgrounds and the pet-friendly shelter at West Boynton Recreation Center.

The seven general population shelters are:
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elem. School, 1501 Avenue U, Riviera Beach
Independence Middle School, 4001 Greenway Dr., Jupiter
Lakeshore Middle School, 425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade
Pahokee Middle School, 850 Larrimore Rd, Pahokee
Palm Beach Gardens High School, 4245 Holly Dr., Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach Central High School, 8499 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington
Park Vista High School, 7900 Jog Rd, Lake Worth

The special needs shelter is located at 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach. If you are registered, you should have received a notification. People with special medical needs should register for our Special Needs Program by calling (561) 712-6400 or visiting our website www.readypbc.org.

The pet-friendly shelter is located at 6000 Northtree Boulevard, Lake Worth. This shelter is available to Palm Beach County residents residing in a mandatory evacuation zone or in mobile homes. Proof of residency is required. Space is limited and restrictions apply. Each pet must be accompanied by only one owner who will stay at the shelter. Other family members will need to stay at nearby Park Vista High School, 7900 Jog Road, Lake Worth,

The available space for each person at a general shelter is 20 square feet. That’s 4 feet by 5 feet of floor space. Please bring snacks with you to the shelter, only dinner will be served Sunday evening. Shelters will be opening in The Glades and residents from Zone A can evacuate to those shelters.

Palm Tran serves many shelter locations. Additionally, all Palm Tran services will be free on Sunday.

The Sheriff’s Office assures they will not be checking the immigration status of any person coming to a shelter.

If you choose to go to a hurricane shelter, please bring the following:
•          3 day supply of water
•          2 changes of comfortable clothes
•          Flashlight with extra batteries
•          Cell phone and a battery-operated charger
•          Medications and prescriptions
•          Snacks/Special diet foods
•          Cash
•          Photocopies of valuable documents
•          Games, books and playing cards for entertainment during your stay
•          Space is limited, so please pack accordingly
•          Weapons are prohibited in shelters

For continuing information on Hurricane Dorian, and for more information on the Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management and hurricane preparedness, please visit: www.pbcgov.com/dem, follow us on Twitter @PBCDEM and watch PBC-TV Channel 20.