Throw back Thursday Peddlers

Thursday is when Thursday Night Peddlers meet up at the Gulfstream Hotel for a ride through our fair city, with  Throw Back Thursday photos or tonight you may want to meet at the Casino for the Historic Preservation Design Guidelines to help shape our future both meet at  7 p.m.  one at Historic Gulfstream and other not so historic Casino Ballroom.



Mockingbird Earth Day

A charming gesture for a well-done performance (last photo in blog the reveal)

Earth Day Celebration at Mockingbird Gardens was a wonderful event yesterday.  So here are some of the photos of its participants.  For me the musical performances were the joy,  but before anything got started Mother Earth had two subliminal messages.  Not to be ignored.  Like, welcome to Florida and sugar sand, also a good sign was the Charette. If you have google click on their daily logo image and listen to Jane Goodall.

Earth Day recognition had been read at City Hall and here repeated for all in attendance by our Commissioners
Scott Maxwell and Herman Robinson

Enjoy the photos with minimum commentary.  This event was sponsored by Kiwanis with lots of participants known in our community.

The event was perfectly orchestrated with the help of Mother Nature

Just about everything showcased was handcrafted, recycled and earth-friendly organizations were there to raise our consciousness. The event was from noon to 5 one of the highlights this year was a  Adopt a Tree, which came with a certificate.  Neighbors and friends were visible and if you recognize them you realize they care about being earth-friendly in how they deport themselves.  Recycling, picking up trash when not asked or organized. 

repurposed and handcrafted side by side


Arts Loft Artist with his creations (in the buy and sell section)

On hand were artists who actually make their own creations with their own hands.    Speaking of artists these performers were outstanding true artists nurtured in our community.

Barton Elementary grades 2 – 5 just awesome

the youngest at Downtown Dance

wonderful performance

and seeing the future of our earth, of course, all the kids that had the opportunity to experience and be part of this Earth Day event. 

our own Childre’s Librarian with the LWL “you pick em books”

While this was going on there was a charette also dealing with our desire to see improvements in our community and don’t think it’s not about our earth as it impacts all humans in our community, not just the me me mes  in the attendance but something for the greater good .

possible options depicted



now what happened with mother nature at the gardens, she did not bring rain to save this motor bike nor make it easier despite ALL the manpower.  

unidentified hero, however, it required our Firefighters. Thank You all.

Grounded with Tai Chi was demonstrated

great place to let kids explore while catching up

this is the young woman who got the posy she performed in the choir



something new a warning on her wrist.

Yesterday I along with 45 tourism professionals took a roundtrip on  Brightline, invited by Discover the Palm Beaches. It was a West Palm Beach to Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip. In early May, Miami will come online.   Each of the hubs that Brighline goes to is centrally located in each downtown hub with many cultural facilities nearby ( actually walking distance ) as well as shopping areas and restaurants. Fam tours are often offered to tourism professionals as a way of getting the word out to hotel guests and passing tourists about the nearby amenities. Discover the Palm Beaches is funded via the Hotel Tax. 

Here I share what I learned and what I saw also there are two live videos from yesterdays trip.  We were welcomed by Brightline spokesperson. Having already taken this trip before I was familiar with the wonderful facilities.  Each of the stations is a replica of the other so making navigation painless.    My first experience with photos is on this page  with photos when it was less crowded so the photo show more, however this time I’m with video streaming.

We have or will fulfill the purpose of this trip.  Many years ago I was in the very first tourism class offered in Miami created at the suggestion of Ambassador Plenipotentiary the Honourable George Neary, still have the papers* lol.  So here I was with my iPad getting the feeling and opinions of my companions on this FAM tour.  From Lake Worth were Karri Casper, Ted Johnson, Theresa Miller, Henryetta Seif, Gael Silberblatt, Elizabeth Nichols-Ross, AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt.

if you bring your water bottle you can refill here also video contains bathroom amenities

The ambassadors from Palm Beach Internation Airport

a new trend in housing, by transportation a stone’s throw away available late fall. (just like Europe)

had a chat with this couple and then saw them leaving via this transport

*I could give this class as I spent many years in the tourism business via Visitor Center in Austin Tx.  9 years working for Cruishiop Pictures of London and of course as a gallerist for 17 years.


Tonight Meet and Greet new Art Space City Place  7p.m.

701 Rosemary in City Place

Delighted to make this announcement as one of our Lake Worth Artists is making a splash on the international stage.  Ray Gross from s M st.  has been working for quite a number of years in his home studio, then he met  Gabrielle Kraus well it put the spark back into his effort. All us artists, need at one time or another a muse, the spark.  Come say hello to both and see how this space has been transformed.   reminds me of the old times at Mayfair in the Grove when I took over a Ralph Lauren shop. Wishing Garala longevity

April Nat’l Letter writing month

Not this kind of letter!

Happy April, and welcome to the 2nd day of the Write_On Challenge! We love the excitement of beginning the challenge each year* – the satisfaction of the dropping those first letters in the mail is so sweet. Have you written your first two letters yet? If not, don’t stress – simply set aside 10 minutes, break out your new supplies and start with something easy. If you’re stuck, check out our online resources – we’ve got inspiration to keep you going all month long!  This is right up my alley been following them and was preparing, so Yes I did not write two letters but I got two envelopes in the mail. LOL   For the Mail Art Project.  P O Box 46   Lake Worth Fl.  33460  so send something either to Art Project or to someone you love.   Had no idea how much I used the US Postal Service.  I just went through a box and found the cards and letters I had written during my marriage. No reason other than to say I love you. I care.  Thanks for a great night. What was truly delightful was finding the thank you notes from his granddaughter, now a grown woman and an artist as well. Now I can share the moment I  opened that envelope again. A treasure among so many  I had forgotten.  On our trips, I used to write what we were doing what we saw besides the iconic scene.  We enjoyed those cards on our return and relived those moments. Made for a great photo album with cliff notes. Take a moment look at your partner and grab an envelope add a note of your gratitude (everyone is into gratitude right now).   Recycle the envelopes that your bills come in. 

one of my doodles to an artist who lives by the sea

 above a recycled envelope , plus it had gotten wet. Did it in the waiting room of a dr. then colorized it once i decided what to do with it. 





  • this comes from a card company named Egg Press.  link is above

Easter Morning on Lake Worth Beach

Lake Worth has a strong spiritual foundation as seen by the many worshipers on our Lake Worth Beach this morning,  for their own Sunrise Services.   The first one group I passed were Russian,  then Lutheran, Nazarenes more Lutherans others I could only guess at.  Church by the Glades was doing submersions.  My own spirituality is being in awe of nature and grateful when the sun appears and the moon is still in the sky.