Cycling into the New Year, The Thursday Night Peddlers riding on Wednesday . . .

If this is Wednesday, we are riding TONIGHT. We are pleased to let everyone know that for the 54th Annual nighttime holiday parade 2019. They got 3rd place “Best of Show”. This award came as a pleasant surprise as this group always goes way out to meet the theme of the parade, this year it was the roaring 20s, last year it was the toy soldiers for the Nutcracker and prior to that it was the Grinch who stole Christmas. What is unique about the Thursday Night Peddlers riding on Wednesday, each holiday season they cycle and carol Lake Worth Beach’s new residence and community.

They are the only group in the United States to do this, to the delight of the community and are now in their 8th year of riding as a leisure group, enjoying paradise. Lake Worth Beach is flat, about every street has bike lanes, thanks to the CRA. Accepting this award presented from Leisure Services are Tina Chiodo a frequent rider and AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt the founder of this group. ““We are A non-spandex group and every one with a bike in Lake Worth Beach and beyond regardless of age is always welcome to ride with us every Wednesday”. They meet 6:15 and depart 6:30 from the Gulfstream hotel each Wednesday. Did I mention they have had the honor of leading the parade. It is a non membership group so depending on what life has to offer there could be upwards 25 riding or as few as five.

You might also enjoy reading Throw back Thursday. April 26, 2018 and have a look at some of our participants.

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.

Dec. 17 night before Impeachment West Palm Beach

I became part of history Dec. 17, 2019 arriving early in West Palm Beach downtown 4:30 an hour before the event. As the trolly approached, I thought the rally was in full force. What I encountered were two trump women w megaphones and two large flags all for Trump. Returning, to the start of the event, I could hear the crowd from a block away, now the plaza was full of protesters. The police dept had a few officers dividing them from us. It was well attended as you can see from these photos. My former UPI persona had to see the other side. How many Trumpers there were. I’d estimated 40 as I crossed to participate and approximately 575 anti Trump protesters verses 40.? Crossing the street again later to access a different vantage point, I realized no, there were no 40 trumpers, impeach people were mixed in. So the count went down to 25? What the Trumpers had were two media trucks that circled the block from different directions. As they reached the mass a loud roar went up “Lock Him Up” in unison. The impeach crowd were encouraged to call Rick Scott by repeating his phone number. His phone should be jammed this morning Thursday. This was a none violent crowd of mostly elderly educated people ( Florida is the retirement capitol of the U.S.) who know their history and what’s at stake. Also seen were a handful of millennials w one mega hat between them for a photo selfie op.