Saturday, January 18, 2020

Poolside. The Colony Hotel, Town of Palm Beach, 1961.

Photo courtesy of Slim Aarons.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Carpool Alert: Lake Worth Beach needs representation next Tuesday morning at CCRT public meeting.

Does your neighborhood or community in Lake Worth Beach need some “stabilizing and revitalizing”?

Maybe your community, big or small, could be designated by the County as one that needs special attention. But in order to accomplish that you need to make your case. How? Convoke your neighbors and community leaders and have a united presence at this important County meeting.

The following item was published in this week’s Lake Worth Herald and headlined, “Countywide Community Revitalization Team Public Meeting”:

A Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) public meeting hosted by the Office of Community Revitalization (OCR) will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, beginning at 10 a.m.

The meeting at Vista Center, 2300 N. Jog Road, [suburban] West Palm Beach, will focus on the Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) Areas Reassessment Study.

The study provides an update of the CCRT Community Needs Analysis. The study is intended to be used as the basis of information for continuing efforts towards stabilizing and revitalizing designated residential Palm Beach County neighborhoods. [emphasis added]

This public meeting will also provide an opportunity to network with county agencies, OCR partners, and other community leaders who strive to make a difference in their communities.

For more information contact Houston Tate at 233-5303 or

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Upcoming Home Tour in Lake Worth Beach: Sunday, January 26th from 1:00–5:00.

“The Parrot Cove Neighborhood Association is named for the flocks of green parrots nesting in our trees.”

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Historic Lake Worth Beach and Casino Pictures/Postcards

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

On flooding and flood maps in Palm Beach County, a question:

“Do you know your risk?”

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Check back later for more information.

National Trust for Historic Preservation.

PastForward 2020: National Preservation Conference

About PastForward 2020,

PastForward, the National Preservation Conference, brings together a community of professionals and volunteers passionate about saving places, creating an unmatched opportunity to network, learn, and be inspired. The next conference will be held October 28–30, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida.

For more information about this year’s conference click on this link. One of the awards this year is the Trustees’ Award for Organizational Excellence:

The Trustees’ Award for Organizational Excellence recognizes a nonprofit organization, large or small, that has demonstrated sustained and superlative achievement in historic preservation. Award winners will be honored at the 2020 PastForward Conference in Miami, Florida.

Please note: Nominations for the Trustees’ Award for Organizational Excellence will be accepted through February 3, 2020.

The municipality of Lake Worth Beach: Official recognition by PAPA.

On March 12th, 2019, the electorate in the City of Lake Worth voted to rename this municipality as Lake Worth Beach and the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Public Access (PAPA) website has since been updated to reflect the name change (see map below).

However, as newsworthy as Lake Worth Beach is and continues to be, there is a much bigger story happening out west that is largely going unnoticed in Central Palm Beach County and that is the growing dominance of the City of Greenacres, a municipality expanding at a rapid rate.

Click on map to enlarge, note the label “Lake Worth Beach” and annexations further to the west:

Many areas west of LWB (unshaded) will keep a ‘Lake Worth’ mailing address until being annexed by Village of Palm Springs (shaded blue) or Town of Lantana (verdenia red). In both square miles and population the City of Greenacres is expanding rapidly, already exceeding Lake Worth Beach.

Which delves into zip codes. . . Lake Worth Beach has two zip codes, 33460 and a portion of 33461:

What if Lake Worth Beach was all one zip code (33460) including all incorporated areas west of I-95 (shaded blue)?

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Tickets on sale for Lake Worth Beach Daddy Daughter Night

Lake Worth Beach, FL -- The City of Lake Worth Beach is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for the 11th annual Daddy-Daughter/Mother-Son Night at the Lake Worth Beach Casino Ballroom. This popular event will be held from 6-9pm on Saturday, February 1, and those aged 3-14 are invited to bring their parent/guardian and enjoy a night of dinner, dancing, games, face painting, photo booth, and much more! Parking will be complimentary for those attending the event.

Advance Tickets are now on sale for $30 per couple and $15 per each additional guest. After January 30th the ticket price will raise to $40 per couple and $25 per each additional guest. Those interested can purchase tickets online.

Please contact Ben Kerr, the City of Lake Worth Beach Public Information Officer with any questions or comments.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Scene: Dennis walks up to Mrs. Wilson and asked curiously, “Hi, Mrs. Wilson! Is Mr. Wilson busy on Wednesday?”

. . . well, Dennis, you know Mr. Wilson gets up early and scoots like hell over to World Thrift every Wednesday and has his lunch at Tacos Al Carbon!

That’s right. WEDNESDAY,
every Wednesday, is Senior Citizen
Day at World Thrift!

Looking for something to do midweek but you’re not sure exactly what? Maybe watching a few episodes of Dennis the Menace? Well, guess what! Senior citizens from all over the area go to World Thrift every Wednesday. And you’ll meet Hipsters there and Apatharchists too (they are completely harmless and highly entertaining!), and there are Millennials and families with kids there as well.

World Thrift is located at 2425 N. Dixie Hwy in Lake Worth Beach, open Monday–Saturday, 9:00–6:00 and closed on Sundays. Call 561-588-4050 for more information.

Following your shopping experience pack your stuff in the car and walk across the street for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Tacos Al Carbon. It’s the new hot spot everybody is raving about in Central PBC and a popular stop on the Taste History Culinary Tour!

When you get to World Thrift say,
“The Skipper and Gilligan” sent you!

So. You’ve been wondering where everyone goes every Wednesday? Well. Now you know.

Monday, January 13, 2020

“The Science of Social Media”: a FREE one-hour business workshop offered by the Lake Worth Beach CRA.

This workshop is tomorrow morning. RSVP ASAP.

This FREE event with guest speaker Holly McPhail (of Windwood Communications; more details below) is sponsored by the Lake Worth Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and will be held at The HATCH located at 1121 Lucerne Ave. on Tuesday, January 14th at 9:00 a.m.

To RSVP call 561-493-2550. One can also contact Emily Theodossakos, the Marketing & Program Manager at the CRA by clicking on this link or send an email to:

About the workshop and guest speaker:

To see return on your social media investments takes time and planning. During this 60-minutes you will dive deep into the mechanics of major social media platforms, learn how to create compelling content that your audience will want to engage with, and understand the basics of social media evaluation.

This workshop is designed for small business owners who want to tap into the power of social media without paying for influencers. This workshop is geared towards small business entities, corporations, partnerships, for-profit companies, entrepreneurs and sole proprietorships.

Guest speaker Holly McPhail is the chief strategist and creator at Windwood Communications, LLC, a boutique communications firm in Tallahassee helping organizations and small businesses build communities online and in real life. Holly specializes in program development, persuasive messaging and digital communications. With over a decade of experience, she has served on and led communications teams at the state and local level, managing digital strategy across multiple platforms and developing strategic messaging for events and advocacy.

Holly routinely provides training and consultation services on a variety of topics including her favorite, how-to leverage social media to better engage audiences no matter your message. She holds degrees in Urban and Regional Planning and International Affairs with concentrations in Anthropology and Economics from the Florida State University.

Also featured at the upcoming workshop is Lake Worth Beach Vice Mayor Andy Amoroso with information on Green initiatives in the City.

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RSVP today to reserve a seat at this social media marketing seminar on January 14th, 9:00–10:00 a.m. at The HATCH.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Monthly meeting of The Town & County Garden Club is tomorrow morning.

The following notice was published in this week’s Lake Worth Herald:

The Town & Country Garden Club of Lake Worth, a non-profit whose mission is to promote an interest in gardens, their design and management, and to cooperate in the protection of wildflowers, birds, native trees and shrubs, to encourage civic planning and to fund and award scholarships, meets the second Monday of every month [emphasis added] October through April, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 1415 North K St., Lake Worth Beach. Meetings include lunch and guest speaker. There are several organized field trips throughout the season. New members welcomed. Annual dues are $30.

For more information about the club contact Erin Allen at 561-312-5925 or

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