Leaping into March and there is something every weekend.


updated calendar. Added ❤️ 3 things

This weekend

Friday March 6 Two things you could attend. real Mail Friday 2-6 p.m Then Real Taste of Lake Worth Starts 6:30. Tkts still available.

See right above for ticket locations.

Takes place down the road at FAU 3rd fl. Of Wimberly library.
Jaffa Center for Book Arts. Take your address book they provide ephemera, postage plus coffee tea and crumpets.

Saturday March 7. Afternoon Reception at the Historical Museum for
Jill Karlin.

Saturday. March 7. FIESTA. At Memorial Park located so 6th Ave. and A street. Just of 6th st exit from I-95 expressway exit. Bring the kids they love trucks and fire engines. March 12 at our Lake WorthBeach Casino ballroom BS

Sunday March 15. St. Paddy’s Day Parade down Lake Ave. from M st to J st. This year sponsored by the NAPC Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents Council. The “Thursday night peddlers riding on Wednesday “ welcome any bike rider wearing green. We provide the green streamers for the handlebars.

Tuesday March 17. VOTE. Be sure to turn the page there is more.

Wednesday March 18, and every Wednesday join Commissioner Herman Robinson over coffee at the Book Cellar 9:3 – 11 :00 a.m.

Wednesdays every week sit and have coffee w Commissioner Herman Robinson at the Book Cellar.

Saturday March 21, 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Flofing.

One of the best events of the year. If your new to Lake Worth Beach it’s the place to be. Have putter will play, a hat of sorts is recommended, make it silly.
Yes this is a hole. Proceed through neighbors gardens of Downtown Jewel neighborhood. Bone chance.,
Tickets. can be purchased on J st. @Rudy’s and Revelry pubs.

March 28-29. Pride fest. 12-6 p.m. both days. parade Is on Sunday. In Bryant Park bands and vendors both days. Tickets in advance only $8.

Yes it’s my oil painting. Inspired from last years parade. Recognize yourself? Go ahead and tag

This is a great time to be in south Florida and Lake Worth Beach. Join us for the March events. we are a quirky little sea side town that can.

Lake Worth Beach 1/1/2020


New Years starts with optimism and Lake Worth Beach’s first day was perfection. Everyone from the surrounding communities Loxahatchee, Wellington and Palm Beach converged on Lake Worth Beach. A happy day as The only flag flying was yellow meaning, calm seas, no critters biting. Perfect for shelling and sun worshiping. A red letter day as The newest addition to the Little Free Libraries opened auspiciously yesterday with fanfare and deservedly so. It’s a “mini me” and belongs to none other than to Mary who has done so much to bring the many LFL to Lake Worth Beach. If you can read a book a day you’d be in heaven here. Each of our 16 neighborhoods embraced this project. Don’t have to look far to get the kind of book that you want to read, some of these actually specialize either Florida history or just for children it’s all available in Lake Worth Beach Don’t stop now, take a little bike ride. What I love to do is to look at the decorations, recently on NPR we were mentioned having spectacular lights in our neighborhoods. Our cute seaside cottages decorate and These particular decorations are best enjoy during the daytime. ha ha life in paradise we call it “Lake Worth Beach” our quirky little seaside town.

Day 26 2019 Visitors from afar at our Beach


Sun is shining and the beach is beckoning. First thing I saw was the red and purple warning flags above the Lifeguard stand. I gave up trying to keep my cap on the wind was at least 20 miles an hour. The white caps are beautiful as the waves crash into each other, but no swimming. My friend and I took off on a walk heading south w the wind behind us. As we came onto the beach this couple was just emptying a bag of trash. We encountered them again on our return and yes they had trash in their bag again. They are from Canada. Thank you! And on we went to meet the next couple and of course I asked and yes they also were picking up trash. Mom is visiting from Atlanta . Thank You!My small bag also held plastic trash, I mention it as it was .suppose to have sea shells which I collect to make earrings. Small sacrifice when people who do not even live here care enough to make my Lake Worth Beach beautiful. My companion always picks up trash. Yesterday she and her family spent their time Christmas Day picking up trash. Not much action on the beach this morning. The purple flag warns about sea creatures and I spotted lots of baby jelly fish that the waves tossed ashore. a couple from Sweden Hello Montreal

Lake Worth Beach is a place to go to enjoy our awesome sunshine even if you can’t get into the water right now.. Happy Holliday to all our visitors.

Part two: Going with the Flowo


Sunday started slow but it was the icing on the cake. We had Tuscan breakfast at home at my artist friend Sherrie’s. Only two things left on the agenda as we woke to a cold day.

We took a leisure stroll around the Biltmore to admire some of the faux work she is credited with in the Lobby. Learned that that their pool is the largest in the country. Elegant old world hotel. In the lobby also where two large bird cages, home to gold fiches. So, I was going to paint sea gulls but now, it will be gold finches on gold leaf ground. Look at how the Finches food is presented. First Class all the way.

Then to the Coral Gables Museum. It’s a fairly new Museum entree fee $8. Worth every penny. The presentation of all 3 exhibits on display, exquisite! Nothing was crowded, making viewing a pleasure of the Peruvian photography of only 22 images. “Less is more” was never truer. The Historical aspect of Merrick, oh my, oh my.! Now to the exhibit by our Lake Worth Beach kids about their Maya culture was so well executed. There was video, Self portraits reinterpreted into textiles. The artists who worked on this project with the Children of the Maya Center should be lauded. This art exhibit/instillation should have longevity. I can’t mention everyone’s name but let me put name to image here. Left to right. Jessica Domingo, Mia Ruiz and Rodolfo Velazquez.A show I highly recommend. fIf you head to the Book Fair this is a worthwhile excursion or a $5 round trip Tri-Rail ride on The Weekend. There is a lovely gift shop managed by Books n Books and the museum also houses the Coral Gables Information Center. The day ended in a surreal Gustav Klimt moment as we entered the Starbucks cafe. Lol. “The KISS”. All things come to an end as it got considerably colder.

Going with the flow


just discovered that the international Book Fair starts this coming weekend. Headlining is Debra Harry starting Wed. 8 pm. And Friday is Free all day. Im bringing six programs to the Book Cellar for any bibliophile interested ‘in the going ins of major event. Does John Waters ring a bell, he’ll be there as well. Last year I purchased Supreme Court Judge Soto Mayors children’s book autographed for the Royal Poinciana neighborhood fundraiser. 20 dollar investment turned into $75 in our raffle.

Went down Friday to Books and Books in Coral Gables for a reading/presentation of Banana Republic artist/Buddhist Roberta Marks. Enjoyed seeing old friends. Next morning early start recycling electronics , paints hazardous chemicals two times a year at Coral Gables City Hall. On to my favorite breakfast place Coral Bagels where my and Fred’s art posters hang among all the other Coconut Grove Festival posters on display. Among them on the wall is my framed portrait as a King Mango Strutters. That made the front page. So this time I took photo of myself. Lots of fun as the wait staff make me feel like a star. Those that do not know me are soon regaled of my presence. LoL I was seated right under my portrait.

Next stop Bal Harbour for a gig at the brand new St. Regis 24 floor condo, with a view Right onto on the beach from the 14th floor. The job was faux finishing 3 outlet covers to to match the marble counter top. Each required an hour of patience. Then the clear blue waters of Surfside Beach beckoned.

There I also visited the post office. They’ve been decorated for Christmas already for two weeks. ( I asked) No such progress in our 33460 office, this past Friday before my departure via Tri-rail. Walked up and down Surfside past Kosher shop, closed, bridal Boutique, Starbucks, old fashioned Barbershop. A bit dazed, as I came to. felt I had fallen into a rabbit hole as I emerged at the Bal Harbour crossing.

To be continued!

Part two of going w the flow. SUNDAY This is exciting about the Guatemala children’s exhibit in Coral Gables Museum . Stay tuned next blog.


My garden has been turned into an outdoor classroom for my charges. All seems normal with their families, leaving for work by 7:30 a.m. and returning after 5, no time for TV in fact no internet and asking is the radio reporting. I get a negative head shake. Whereas I’m tuned into NPR.

Glad I collect books, destined for #Little Free Library

Becoming more in tune w my neighbors as I remain close to my house. Met a Finnish neighbor out for his early morning walk, a recent widower.

It occurs to me this self isolation is much easier on us widowers as we perfected the ” I want to be alone”. It took me two years. Another friendly face is MARIA who cannot resist picking up unwanted dogs. I can almost set the time, of her walk no need for a clock.

This past Sunday “will you ride w us”. Yes! Royal Poinciana thanks to CRA has a bike way. Accidents do happen, it appears from the entire stretch, of this lovely bike trail one ,just one 12 ft stretch between south D+C was left unpaved ( forgotten? )and the sand trap flipped Nancy, we took her to Clinic. She won’t be riding for a while.

So today we went to get her computer from school quite a trek with a bum foot. En route we took a beauquette of wild flowers to the music lady #Common Ground Cafe . Our downtown is Deserted. These folks are making the best of our unusual times, as two PBSO cars are parked a short distance away giving a Erie feeling to J st. So now the city is also limiting amt of time you may park. really necessary? Going back was arduous, carrying computer and hobbling w a bandaged knee, we hopped a bus. Another adjustment, no entry, rear door only access for hop on hop off. Bus service Running a Sat. And Sunday schedule only.

Barton Elementary schedule for last pickup of computers for their students is Monday. We went into CVS to find elastic so we can make safety masks as we are learning the running stitch.No elastic, PBSO stays has their hands full as a woman was being apprehended for shop lifting. Again outside a guy in green cap in a silver tan Rolls Royce convertible is cruising the street guess he has no friends to entertain him LOL second sighting in less than two hours of our travels.

Back home back to normal long live our mermaids. the rest of the town is still working. City Hall has more cars in their lot than even. Wellington Mall . How is Comcast doing w the essential internet wait times they say is ” more than 100 min but refer a friend and earn $175. This is what the bus looks like.

Not sure what you are doing. I’m deep into Memoirs by Pablo Neruda.

By the way. 3-22-2020

I’ve undertaken tutoring, giggle box (Chelsy) and fancy Nancy. It was to be for the week of Spring-break. A whole lot of fun while learning, somewhat structured. Then Corona appeared. We are adjusting.

Who knew they are finicky eaters! At least they love eating noodle soup w chopsticks. Intentional, Those fingers need to be more dexterous so they can hold a pencil and pen correctly.

It’s a start.
they are learning.

We cover vocabulary, cursive, lots of reading, geography, planting, sketching. Naps mandatory for me.

,. They of course love their dolls as most little girls do. We do take breaks, go for walks. Bike ride is a favorite. Fancy Nancy is alpha so directs, giggle box will mostly become a videographer. She discovered my iPad and knows how to video better than I. But in discussion her aim is to become a police woman. some photos of this week.

No joking around here. She lines her own paper, ink is on stand by.
Florida that’s where we live. And we are below west Palm Beach
The Hen laid eggs in my yard.
Nap time plus my sketch/log book
En plein air
Could not resist priceless, perfect pronunciation.
Seeding Moringa
This is the age to learn.

First week 3-18-2020

Documenting these trying times. From my small of my small quirkyJust when sprink-break was getting underway. Love Love little seaside town . The beach is now off limits.

Love, love the beach for me is a cleaning space. Friday as a treat . The girls and I took a break from studies we went early, heard on radio about other beaches closing. Neither of the girls know how to swim, but the trill was palpable from their screeches. ( a rare visit for them)

A last momento
Their moment a

At the end i buried them as requested. Wonder if they will remember not just this but who knows when they will see the beach again.

We timed it so they could get their lunch from the high school. Along the way we picked up two neighbor boys. Ones mom has twins to care for, the other mother is working.

Signing up for devices and WiFi so the kids can keep up. Not everyone is aware even that there are free lunches.

Wednesday I took them along to the bookstore, enroute we picked flowers . Our word that morning was Beauquette.

Social distancing awkward moments shifting around the room.

This discourages any intercourse for any length of time. Lol. We were used to seeing each other. Now more than ever we need to be in the know. I took of with the girls for the beach and did out bit for the environment.

Every little bit of effort means something to another life force.

Parade cancelled almost

Running a bit behind schedule, there are no dancers at Brogues. Difficult when there are mixed signals. I’m standing looking about and this hand glommed onto me. “I want to dance” in a sincere happy voice and I was his choice.

Note: he is holding my hand! How lucky I feel. ( is he a reincarnate?

Well change of plans, over to Rudy’s it is as the Official Parade Party.

Now to meet up with the “Thursday Night peddlers riding on Wednesday”. Leaving the Gulfstream hotel 6:30 every Wednesday. We are Nine strong and another unexpected change we’ve got company or Downtown Jewel has. Always said they are Party Central if all the neighborhoods. So this band of merrymakers has come together for a unscheduled St Paddy Parade happening. It’s for a good cause!

After two turns around town, stopping traffic to everyone’s delight we get to the Official Party @Rudy’s. So from here photos of participants, they are to self identify or not.

There were 3 or 4 filled to capacity

The purpose here was to present a wheel chair. The event this year was taken over by the NAPC Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents Council. With a few Presidents present.

The change on Gabriella’s face was gratitude

Nit sure who all should be noted here. Jon Faust stood in for NAPC PRES. Craig Frost. Nancy Goddard who oh so gently transferred Gabriela from her old chair to this new mobility chair.

Editors Note: Safe distances were observed as observed by me. The Thursday Night Peddlers will continue to peddle Wednesday leaving Gulfstream, 6:30 at least six feet from each other , some are always outdistancing the others and we go single file. Cheers all. Tag yourselves.

National pie day March 14 2020

I did not celebrate alone.

Approximate time we enjoyed.

We supported the Jaff Center for book Arts. This is their yearly fundraiser pies came from The Upper Crust here in Lake Worth Beach up on Dixie. Along w Demitasse expresso, life is good.

White table cloth and fine china and when 4 artists gather could it be considered a salonnier party? Was recently told no such thing in Lake Worth Beach exists. Me think, au contraire.

Truly fine China made in Japan , see the geisha

We had Key Lime and Strawberry-rhubarb. Still much left for another day. We all brought a different pie and shared at the home of our hostess.

Small piece of art in gratitude

Throw-back Thursday

So we self impose ? We may be missing out on things that made us happy. But it’s not forever so let’s just remember how it was. Might do this on a regular basis or regurgitate past posts. We are after all a small seaside town that’s a bit quirkey

Almost time for a get together tea time and hat making.

Coming your way, keep alert
Not to be repeated the generosity of Todd reading to kids.
Party at Mathews, don’t recall which one.
Challenge. April is letter writing month. could start now!
Dancing in the street.
The hole in one, here never, possible, but lots of fun . Throw-crack
Happy St. Paddy Day weekend

A blustery Saturday. 3-7-2020

Stayed busy so not to be self absorbed or think of past times. A commitment to help and I was not alone #Healthier Lake Worth showed up in force with Highland Elementary kids plus neighbors of Mango Grove.

Royal Poinciana, Tropical Ridge. A great Crew of volunteers in this town of 35,000 made up of 16 neighborhoods. They reach out to each other to help. Here one man’s trash became this kids treasure, found discarded. LOL

Another find around the corner, a humorous one was found by our Clean up organizer Brenda. Hadn’t seen one of those before.

Want to volunteer ? Clean-ups are just a few hours on Saturday mornings. Get to see foliage such as this. stopped to smell the roses, not exactly. Never seen this rich plum colored. ( . . . Don’t know what it is. ). I stopped to take several photos.

Then on to my next gig the Hysterical museum. Ok ok The LW Historical Museum volunteers also welcome there, I manned the welcome desk and made sure every knew of the Fiesta was going on. Handed out the last flyer we had. I made it there towards the end so missed the Latin music but saw many Lake Worthians grabbed a hot dog and some popcorn. Made the rounds. Daniel from the Maya-Guatemala Ctr.This young lady won a $50 The challenge, keeping up with beat of the music.

by he way did you know that Lake Worth Beaches Fire dept. is the busiest in Palm Beach County . They rarely get to sleep through the night. I have it on good authority A medic from another unit.

our Fire department is the busiest in Palm Beach County. They rarely get a nights uninterrupted sleep. They are on duty 24/7

.Every one by now knows Jessica. Made us realize he important an accurate count is for our community.

Studio 411

It’s always a pleasure to share. My blog covers the PalmBeaches along the Gold Coast all the way south to Coconut Grove and sometimes a bit farther. I discovered this by chance

Happen to be up at the Mandel Library on Clamatis . It was getting late, and just a half hour from this “alcohol ink ” class. Intrigued as last years winner of the”community art” show here in Lake Worth Beach was a “alcohol Ink” piece. Had never seen one or understood it. Was fortunate a few seats were left. Their classes normally fill up within half an hour of open registration. All classes are FREE

All supplies provided, yes all. . Do a portrait class, or paint w me, even sewing, cuircuit crafts if they have a class those supplies are made available. Great for learning something new and before investing in the art materials, before you realize this is not my cup of tea. This was alcohol ink! we were provided Tiles to make these coasters and cork for bottoms also Yupo to try out. This has got to be the best kept secret in Palm Beach County. our teacher. From the roster of instructors I checked out, experts in their fields. .

These classes are supported read the sign in 1st photo. I totally enjoyed this craft, always nice to just relax and go w the flo. Lol yes double entendre. recognize the Lake Worthians. This Library is worth your consideration and support. They publish a monthly schedule. How did I find it? I was looking to archive my husbands 50 year old slides used for his sculpture studies and they had the digital equipment for public use. Again it’s important reservation required and assistance always available.

FREE, but registration required, space for 20 only!