just one more day

IMG_0031Don’t  think anyone can be any happier, that this is almost over.  Always been independent and sought out what i thought was best from my point of view.IMG_0033

So glad not to see vitriolic postings and those massive e mails that clog up my daily mail, all because I gave a few dollars.  My contribution, far less than the cost of the mailers coming to my home, time spent sending daily e-mail notices from areas I do not vote in.  about how we are doomed.IMG_0038

I  take the time to honor the women who bravely paved the way regardless of  their sacrifices. To honor the women who suffered so we could live free and with rights. How far would you walk in their shoes, or your own to the nearest polling station.?  Thank you all who will vote for the first time, taking the first step towards a future you envision for us all. .IMG_0110.JPG

Dia De Los Muertes

45467565_10213163200983216_2793518871884070912_n-1.jpgThe event has grown in our community from a well attended first time event, to last nights awesome turn out.  Embraced by all from the City of  Lake Worth Beach.

A parade from City Hall lead the way to the HATCH where authentic food vendors were ready and artisans with a variety of authentic and hand made Day of the Dead trinkets.45419344_10213163208143395_8400616526696153088_n

Kids and adults waiting in never ending lines to get their faces decorated,  by the face painters on site.  Many came already made up and the faces were just so beautiful down to the last detail with their costumes. Check out our area photographers who capture this event,

Tom Jonson and 45320601_10213163205743335_8542820999786135552_nShawn Moss engaged by the city.  Steve Horan,  and the black and white photos of Adriano Ficarelli  and check everyones personal FB posts of those who attended. Great memories from last nights event at the HATCH.45325318_10213163212303499_9058855054043250688_n.jpg

The altars more authentic this year and should you have had the pleasure of viewing the film COCO you will understand the seriousness of these altars.

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By artist Francisco  who no longer lives in Lake Worth, 

My first Year I came pretty traditional.  This year it was a challenge as a friend who is visiting  San Miguel Allende an artist community,  also known as the most beautiful city in Mexico. She is sharing photos from Dia De Los Moertes event, (not an event) actually the whole town was out and about, as this is a  Mexican Catholic tradition.  I myself got educated while watching COCO as to what and why they engage in this annual event. Being of European decent i witnessed  candles in the grave yards but never to the celebratory extent the Mexicans engage in.  Here we just love a party!

45396853_10213163219823687_381949753711132672_n-1   By noon  I had ideas but so late in the day.  I had 2 sheets of pasteboard cost $1.  35 years old leotard that has seen better days and lots of cold weather .  I cut  butterflies out of scraps of paper,  and left over Easter flowers.  A tube of white Toothpaste priceless, from a s o s call to friend Tammy.  I smelled great and minty.  I used the toothpaste to paint,  leg bones , hip bones on leotard carried it with me for touch ups.  The inspiration came from 18 year old Freda Kahlo’s painting  “Broken Column”  who spent a good part of her youth in a body cast.

I’m Back

 

 If it’s Thursday so YES we ride tonight. Thursday Night Peddlers 

We are only about 8 weeks away from the new year. Our calendar is filling, lots of wonderful things happening in our quirky seaside town and expect to get news from not just this blog but follow FB pages by Tammy Pansa’s “Lake Worth Local”  Bob Lepa’s “Lake Worth Voice” Wes Blackman writes at blogspot “Lake Worth City Limits”. Follow any of these three and you’ll be well informed.  

Took a breather from blogging after what seemed a very long summer.  My computer after 10 years decided it had enough.  After the shock and pain wore off i found IFIX in downtown Lake Worth, yes they do electronics other than phones or cracked screens.

a yearly favorite, I did say quirky

so here we are.  Things are always in flux. and if it’s possible to have an issue we will make one.  We’ve lost our weekly Friday on the Plaza replaced by major monthly Block Party.  Oh  yes our pool is empty right now and a contentious ” issue ”  Dia de los Muertes only two days away and celebrated in our city and in case you did not know the Marigold is its official flower. Photos of this event next week.  Stay tuned for the usual the unusual and feel free to comment.

The only City in the USA that Carols on bikes at Xmas time

Red Letter Day

Only a few days ago very few people knew we had a major event here in our Sleepy Seaside town unless of course your were a senior.  The LakeTowers where Clary’s Corner Cafe is hidden turned 50  yes FIFTY years and what is significant about that?  I tell you.

 

Fifty years ago the founders got a 2.4 million dollar loan from HUD to build the structure we know as “The Towers”  for independent senior living. in 2968 is was the founders dream for it to  be safe affordable and dignified housing for our seniors.  On this occasion the other day they made the very last payment to HUD therefore they are mortgage free.. Bring out the Champagne. They also faught all the way to the state supreme court to get tax exemption it was a battle and they won. 

Celebrating

They have had several administrators and currently its Bob Spears who presented the check to CR Moor funders son.  A Video was shown to the hundred some attendees .

They managed to purchased the entire block for $200,000 fifty years ago with paid down $ 36,000. There are approx 300 residences in the Towers.  Our Mayor Triollo invited to represent our city and made the proclimation.from the Podium and she got everyones attention when she uttered the word Trolly for which she has secured financing.  In attendance also was Commissioner Herman Robinson wishing everyone well.

Mayor Pam Trioll being recorded for posterity

 

 

 

Night on the town

Following the season kick of,  Lake Worth Beaches Block Party.  Last night just a week later was another block party this one on S. J st.  (traffic on Lake Ave. open  for ARToberfest ) The difference no muscle cars but more art.  Many outsider artists making a showing of some wares and crafts among some highly skilled Artists.  Definitely something for everyones taste.  Well attended and as set-up began at noon people already showed up and according to a few shops traffic was brisk all afternoon. DSCN2394Dreyfus School of the Arts Jazz Combo   Elizabeth/Piano, Anthony/Guitar, Adam/Base, Grant/drums/ David Sax, Ben/Trumpet

The Jazz Group was performing inside Book-Cellar.  This young lady painting her heart out and this is something new the answer to paint what I paint.  They get to chose the image and colorize the best it’s only $5.

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Budding artist

It continues today Sunday  Visibility will be much better today as lights were an issue last night but the spirit was alive and well.  .  Inside Artisians on the Avenue,  Artist Gin Blische had her opening on Friday and the show is up for a month, definitely go in and start thinking about unique gifts. DSCN2384.JPGDSCN2382.JPG

DSCN2379.JPGChecking out the crowd some of the movers and shakers of Lake Worth Beach

Art Season

Buu Trong  attending her first meeting, seen here with a smile. IMG_0080.JPG She was one of the $1,500 scholarship recipients from Wellington Art Wellington art Society.                Art Season has now been kicked of with the meeting of W.A.S.  120 strong with 7 new members signing on the other evening.    Floral POP Artist Nicole Galluccio was the evenings demo.IMG_0086.JPGIMG_0075.JPG   Literature from every art outlet graced the back table with upcoming events opening nights for the upcoming season.  Even Lake Worths Leisure services had their invite out for artisans for the upcoming Oct. 5 BlockParty kick off.IMG_0075.JPG  Dates are being set in stone.  Congratulations on the 5th year anniversary for Artisian on the Avenue. 41594427_1087789081384852_3385019302577963008_n.png   Since last season City place has been getting into the scene with pop up shows.  Currently exhibiting African Diaspora , with friends like George Taylor, Andrew Holliman and of course Anthony Burk Jr. Also at City Place is Ray Gross’s GARALA ART STUDIO

future in Lake Worth keep your ear open for the Lake Worth Artist Studio Tour now being organized by AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt for more info on it and the upcoming Call for South Florida. Portrait exhibit contact Lakeworthart@gmail.com

 

Mango Fest 2018

Some people collected Mangos, I collect smiles from everyone who had a great time today at the 3rd Annual International Lake Worth Mango Festival not a drop of rain.  What say ye about making it an evening event? a 1 to 9 p.m. perhaps” or you have other suggestions?

made me smile

photo Bombed

my best photo of the day

let me entertain you

you remember me? goes back 30 years

coming along with those smiles

it was frozen delicious by Rosa

“gets me smiles where I can “think Popeye said that

artist appreciation

and hello to you too, soon to become an artist resident in LW

smile is a smile

Guess we better think hats at all our events and in March we will

that is a smile

Mango Grovites

capturing the silliness

skipping rope a la the LW Ladies Kitchen Band

A blue ticket and so they won mangoes

it was hot and i got thirsty,

Digital Camerait was on automatic ;p;

It was her idea and she has so many that benefit Lake Worth

Boys also want to have fun

thank you for supporting a local artist

happy smiles and good company

portrait i’m working on

thats how it ended at CWS with Mango drinks

 

Mango Season

the most popular fruit in the world grows right here in our backyard. It’s time to celebrate  Mangos.  We eat them over the sink sliced up in cereal,  chop them up for salsa, chutney.  Mango Grove once an actual orchard and extended over most of the Lake Worth area.

 What to do with such abundance.  Well, 3 years ago a small committee still committed to waste not, want not, started this International Mango Festival on our Cultural Plaza downtown Lake Worth. 

Mission is: We want to stop as many mangos as possible from falling on Lake Worth sidewalks, streets, and yards. It helps the city stay clean, and keeps the raccoons and other wild animals at bay.

They ask all residents who have an abundance not to let them go to waste but to share. What better way to introduce our visitors and neighbors without trees to this delicacy.  If you have a tree and want to share bring them to the AWE flower shop before Saturday or call and we will have volunteers come pick them for you.

fearless climber Pedro, don’t try this on your own

Sunday morning 8 a.m.,  AnnaMaria, Patti Pedro and Roland, started picking and finished at Barbara Tortorici’s home at noon, Babara is allergic to Mango9s and has graciously allowed us to pick her tree each year.  

 When ripe they just fall down from the weight of the critters getting their share.   

At this festival now the 3rd Annual, come taste chutneys and preserves and you can even dry them out for snacks.  40 some vendors will be participating including some artists. This year is the year of the Brazilian Mango   

3rd Annual Lake Worth International Mango Festival will be held at the Cultural Plaza from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This Saturday June 16

Our prices are very reasonable  FREE come to this event and get yourself a mango.  

au naturel: sliced in two lengthwise halves, avoiding the pit, flesh scored into diamonds, then turned inside out to expose the juicy cubes. There’s no summer treat better than that.”

Never just pick them without permission, you’d be trespassing.