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


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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


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Throw Back Thursday 2011

Eleven photos from 2011  “Once upon a time” or was it “Fairy  Tales” do come true.  

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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.  

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It’s about boats

rules are simple no manufactured hulls, no store bought handlebars for steering,  oops that’s the loser trophy.  So these are the boats before they sank or those from the past that did not sink. 

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Coffee for Monday Morning

Don’t panic anyone!

Coffee with the Local Special 2 eggs, potatoes, toast all for 5 bucks. Mulligan’s

there are several coffee places downtown some with walk-up windows.  A place for you and your dog to sit, even a place that roasts and grinds their own coffee. The other requirement free wifi? got you covered. 

Yes it says FREE

Panther coffee is available at CWS , almost homegrown it’s hometown is Miami.  

KILWIN Looks good, chairs inside and out just a step away from …..oh well

Not sure when the trend for gas and coffee started but right on Lucerne and Federal is the Chevron with what I have been told is great cafe con leche.  

I’ve had their coffee, coming from Miami, it’s good.

Now make nice and don’t panic. Too Jays has been here forever so let’s not forget them.  Now if your traveling out of town via Lucerne heading west   there is WAWA

$1.50 for a large coffee and all the breads are .50cents

Coming into town on Lake just before you get to F st.  is this place Panderia its a walk in, an establishment, sit across the street on the park-bench in front of the Arts lofts. Baking is all day long.

Clary’s Corner Cafe at the Towers

and Just one more making it 10 is Common Ground Coffee on south J st. 

Coffee, fresh Pastry and a good book in this Bohemian Establishment

Almost forgot Lupitas 

Starbucks is OPEN

 Last but not least Starbucks right next door to CVS Drugstore.  Till you get used to parking you might just shimmy into CVS’s lot.

Last but not 

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Throw back Thursday again

What a difference a few years make  So here we are one more time

Some people never change, The other bloggers in our city

TBTlook back 4 to 6 years in our quirky little seaside town.  Paradise to me.  Here are twelve photos of our shenanigans with all your friends and neighbors.   I should do a contest how many can you name.?  Can you name at least 30 of them? out of 35 Plus a mystery.

you” be happy to know he will open again this year.

It’s Thursday so YES we ride tonight

and the winners are/ Mango Grove

Wonder how old they are. wonder if they are reading this blog.?

Soon to be relocated still in walking distance.

Almost our oldest artist in Lake Worth

This photo made it’s first appearance on the music video “Feels Like Home To Me”

We were always welcome with a smile.

MIA painting done by one of our Street Painting Artist anyone know where it is?

A man has got to do what he was meant to do.

We used to have classes at the former Shuffle Board Court before the Armory even. aka HATCH 1121

this photo not seen before as one of these ladies played hooky that day. Who would want to miss a proper high tea with real scones and clotted cream made by our friend Chris Gostling in honor of our Scotsman?

once upon a time Mango Grove had a community garage sale

Leisure Service volunteer Board, Raised so much money with raffle they forgot to ask  donors for their yearly donations lol.

What year was this ?

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May 28 this year today

Lake Worth also honored those fallen from the Revolutionary times to WWI, WWII, VietNam and the most recent casualties of war, at our Pinecrest Cemetery.  Among the seven wreaths placed was one from the Lake Worth Women’s Club and one from our City of Lake Worth.  This  was read something Eleanor Roosevelt’s wartime prayer. Which she carried with her.

Dear Lord,

Lest I continue
My complacent way,
Help me to remember that somewhere,
Somehow out there
A man died for me today.
As long as there be war,
I then must
Ask and answer
Am I worth dying for?

white crosses with the American flag was set by each grave.

Vogel-Lee Post 47 undertook all the arrangements with the following participants.  American Legion, Auxillary, SAL Riders and BoyscoutsTroop 204, and Girl Scout Troop 20519  the service took place 10:00 a.m this morning.  A heartfelt thank you to the vets that live here in Lake Worth both male and the females that I have the privilege to know personally.  Thank YOU Editors note: the image below will always stay with me on this day as it was done by one of our artists Fred W. Hunt for a post down in Miami. 

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Experience Art

s J st is an energy filled one short block in downtown Lake Worth.  Who hasn’t got a pc of furniture they are tired of or can’t stand but was a gift.  To address this issue. Cafe Art Studio created this unique class.  Furniture painting and not on wood either.  These pcs had been left in a corner, stored out of site or some participants in this class went thrifting just so they could participate.  My stool came via dumpster diving and had been relegated to the outdoors, untill I was ready to address it.  I always knew I would paint it, that was the plan. As most of the readers here know it had been raining raining and the stool was outdoors and soaked.  It dried it just in time to participate at 6:30 last Friday.  The furniture painting class $40.00 well worth it.  A space to create with like-minded people, everything provided and ever flow of hospitality with munchies, wine, and plenty of good humor. The someday project was taken in hand and the accomplishments for none artists was exciting as their imagined art piece became reality.  Paint cans in all colors were popped open and colors choice poured onto paper plates (the poor man’s pallet).  Maria’s own Diva Chairs are ever present with tongue and cheek that take all the intimidations away . She’s really made something of the smallest art space in town and the most active.  Check out her various classes which are given almost daily and handled with humor and enjoyment well worth the bucks you spend there.

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This could be your new favorite spot

Many visitors to our area tend to ask for a fish restaurant, as if being so close to the ocean it is a given. This could be a new favorite spot. It’s family friendly, by the time we got there they had already served over 100 meals.  My guests from Georgia and I were able to snag a table as the place was packed. Opening Day!  Radio station  99.5  LaLey was doing a live remote and inside karaoke and Mexican music gave it a festive atmosphere.  Upon being seated we each received a taste of ceviche which I hesitated but seeing my guests delight I tried it and it was different from what I have had previously on a trip to Peru.  This was more than eating raw fish it had lots of flavors.  It took three of us to finish the shrimp cocktail. 

I tend to be a timid eater in a new place but as the food passed, I kept thinking should have ordered that.   All the portions were generous. As a Mexican friend told me once tacos are not served with cheese in Mexico, then this is authentic.

Owners Delilah Ramirez and husband Roberto                      I wish them good fortune.

Don’t let the location or appearance fool you.  This could become your next favorite restaurant in Lake Worth. El Oceano is just a short block south of Lake Ave on the WEST side of Dixie,(just south of City Hall) parking available in back and on side of the building.  The kitchen is just left of the entrance so you can have a peak as you enter quite small, big on flavor. I did expect more ambiance but this was their first day.  Certainly can accommodate a large group of friends.  All these families can’t be wrong.  Maybe eat here then wander over to Mathews Brewing which is just in back on H st. Could use more ambiance, it was 5:30 when we ate there it was still bright outside. Try it let me know your experience. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.  

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