Saturday, March 7, 2020

Compass’ Palm Beach Pride 2020 will be held on March 28th and 29th.

Take note all sponsors, vendors, and all those who wish to participate in this year’s parade, for more information click on this link or send an email to Julia Murphy at Compass:

The festival is held in Bryant Park and the PrideFest Parade will be held on Sunday, March 29th in downtown Lake Worth Beach. For more about the background of Palm Beach Pride use this link.

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane!

One of my all-time favorite videos on my YouTube channel. Former Mayor Jeff Clemens at the dedication of Compass on March 20th, 2009!

Next month will be the eleven-year anniversary of this event. Hope you enjoy the video:

Demi Moore and Kathleen Turner: Striptease in Metro Miami and Body Heat in City of Lake Worth Beach.

Striptease starring Demi Moore. “The film is based on the novel Strip Tease by Floridian crime writer Carl Hiaasen. It was published in 1993 and was a bestseller.”

Striptease the movie, “[W]ound up winning
several Golden Raspberry Awards. . . . Among these awards given to Striptease was the Award for
Worst Picture of 1996.”

Body Heat, the classic film noir. “The film launched [Kathleen] Turner’s career — Empire magazine cited the film in 1995 when it named her one of the ‘100 Sexiest Stars in Film History’.”

A substantial portion of the 1981 thriller Body Heat, starring William Hurt and Kathleen Turner was filmed in Downtown Lake Worth Beach. Many famous scenes from this classic were filmed on South ‘J’ St., the backdrop being what is now called The Book Cellar bookstore at ‘J’ and Lake Ave.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Greetings from Lake Worth Beach, Florida.

Stop by today and visit
the Lake Worth Beach Visitors’ Center:

The Visitors’ Center is located in the City Hall Annex (414 Lake Ave.).

“FEC [Florida East Coast] Railway station at Lake Worth, Florida”.

Image Number: DG01369. 1965 or 1966. Source: Howard C. “Pappy” Yochum. Description: 1 digital image, b&w. Click on image to enlarge:

For interesting history enter “Lake Worth” into the search bar at “Florida Memory: State Library & Archives of Florida” some time soon. If you would like to contact the State Archives use this link.

Work of artist and illustrator Raúl Colón on display at the Cultural Council.

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is located in downtown Lake Worth Beach. The Council is closed on Sundays and Mondays and is open to the public Tuesday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. On Saturdays the Council opens at noon. To plan your next visit to the Council at the end of this blog post is more information.

From the Council website here are more details about the Raúl Colón exhibit:

“Art is a lie that makes us realize truth” is a Pablo Picasso quote that Raúl Colón often invokes because, to him, the statement is true.

Colón is an artist and illustrator interested in the possibilities that the visual image can bring to the minds of others who see it. “No matter if it’s editorial art produced for magazines, posters, murals or art for art’s sake . . . the visualization of ideas has been with humanity since ancient times,” says Colón. “I’m glad to be able to work in the visual arts, especially when I produce pieces that may inspire young viewers as I once was inspired by children’s picture books.”

Colón was born in New York City, studied art in Puerto Rico and designed puppets and animated films in Florida. An illustrator of over 30 books for children, Colón has received a Golden Kite Award, a Pura Belpré Award and both a gold and silver medal in the Original Art show.

Image: Official 2019 “Brooklyn Book Festival
poster created by Colón:

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is located in downtown Lake Worth Beach. There is plenty of FREE parking nearby. For more information and to make inquiries click on this link.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Join Lake Worth Beach Vice Mayor Andy Amoroso for a “Green” event tomorrow at 9:00 ᴀᴍ.

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For more information about The HATCH building located at 1121 Lucerne Ave. in the downtown
click on this link.

“. . .look. . . it’s a pool again!”

Newspaper clipping from April 2008.

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Next time you and your family go to the beach look at that space south of the Casino and wonder, “When will that space not be a pool again?” Why cant it be a skate park? An outside theater? Why is Lake Worth Beach always left ‘holding the water’ for the Town of Palm Beach?