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.

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Monday blogger March 12, 2018

Chris Gostling
Monday Blogger

What a great morning it is….blue skies and wispy clouds again, beautiful! I will miss this when I return to England a week today. Although there will be signs of Spring in the air with the previously bare trees, branches wooden and stark showing signs of green tips appearing along the branches and one bud bursting into flowers in an attempt to be the first…….I love this time of year, the warm sunshine takes the place of the cold wintry days of February or in the case of this year, large amounts of snow, and I have missed it all being here in the sunshine.

There has been a lot going on this week, yesterday was Mothers Day in England although you do not celebrate it here until May. We also put the clocks forward here although we do that in two weeks time in England, so for now, there is only 4 hours difference instead of 5. I think that I might put the clocks forward ten minutes each day back home, that way losing an hour will not come as such a shock! Other differences include World Book Day in England is March 1st, although this year it was postponed because of the snow. I love Book Day, children get excited to dress up as their favourite characters from a book and each child gets a token to swap for a World Book Day free of charge. There is usually a choice of 10 books, all by favourite authors, if there are tokens left, I get them for books for the Little Free Library Project. And here in the US WBD is in April.

The beach was closed last week on three occasions when the surf and rip currents were dangerous, it was an amazing sight. The waves were huge and rolled in like huge snowdrifts bringing the water in on the beach nearer and nearer to the people, one large unexpected wave came in right over a man who was sunbathing, it soaked him, he looked shaken as he left the beach soaking wet.

The lifeguards are amazing, the whistle was going constantly as people ignored signs and swam nearer and nearer to the pier and getting pulled further and further away from the place where they started out, it is very dangerous as the waves knock with force against the pier and often take the swimmers with them. Trainee Lifeguards took this opportunity to go to the end of the pier and jump off practicing life-saving, it was scary to watch them. We watched the lifeguards help three children to safety as they panicked and were taken further out to sea with waves.

Thanks to Shawn for this photo

I took a trip to see the new Box Gallery this week, it is lovely. A huge space with a  huge amount of fabulous paints and sculptures and books and car doors and pajeros, very creative and colourful, always a pleasure to see Rolando Chung who runs the gallery and see what is happening in the art world. His old Gallery on Lucerne is now owned by a young couple who appear to be creating another Gallery and refreshment area, looks gorgeous,  can’t wait to see it open.

This Wednesday at The Leisure Offices at 501 Lake Avenue volunteers are needed to make Easter Bonnets for the children to participate in The Easter Bonnet Parade at the Easter event in Bryant Park on March 31st, that will be 1 – 4. Volunteers will also be needed for handing out flowers for the children to add their own touches to the Bonnets.That is a fun event that is always enjoyed by the children from Lake Worth. I only wish I was here for it…..

   Last year I took part in a project at St.Andrews Church where Jill Karlin undertook the task of creating another beautiful tile wall. We worked every day and got as many of the congregation to take part – people would drop by and complete a tile of their choice, it is beautiful and stands in the children’s play area garden at the back of the church. If you get an opportunity, go and see it, you will not be disappointed. People commissioned tiles for families and friends which are placed around the outside of the wall, such a lovely way to remember loved ones. Talking of gardens, the area behind the cultural centre is also worth visiting, not everyone knows that it is there but the new Martin Luther King mural is fabulous, a truly beautiful piece of work. And in the garden itself is a huge set of qwerty keyboard keys which at first I thought were seating, please take a look when you are next in the area, it really is quite lovely.

And International Women’s Day saw many events take place around the world. In my town of there were lots of events but the one I loved the best was at the local airport where planes with all female crews took off at regular intervals, I like the idea very much, what a long way us women have come!

Have a great week….

editors note:  some of the original photos did not come through so a bit of research was done.

Busy little Lake Worth

This blog is tourist and resident friendly.  I do not list events that have outright entry fees.  However, there are strictly Lake Worth events that at times do charge.  Such is the Midnight Sun Festival on March 2-4. $5.00  So Much happening in our Vicinity of Lake Worth.  Every  Thursday/Friday you can check here. My calendar updates and articles posted the past week.                                                                                                        2/23  TASTE of Lake Worth   starts 6:30 and yes tickets required. $25  well worth it.  Tickets available at Studio 205  Andy’s store. 

this takes place on J st. Common Ground Coffee area

2/24  Friday   LAST Bonfire on the Beach                                                for the season 

last one of the season

       2/24-25   Lake Worth Street Painting Festival

Lake Worth Street Painting Festival the largest in the East as the other one is in San Diego Calif.  Last Year it drew 100,000 thousand people   Admission to the Festival is FREE   Shuttle from Tri-Rail is FREE  and from parking at PB State College another Shuttle also FREE

2/25    8 a..m. – 11a.m..   The $5 breakfast open to the public at the Gray Mockingbird Gardens  2000 n D st.   Have your eggs your way,  cooked to your specifications, less cheese more mushrooms.  you name it they do it.   Meet your neighbors there.  

2/25  NORTON MUSEUM OF ART   Sunday  FREE actually Free till the construction is done.


Activity Schedule

Noon-12:30 PM / Events open with MC, Mr. Trombone / East Courtyard

Noon – 4 PM / Art Activity: Basquiat Community Collab (all ages) / East Courtyard

12:30-1:15 PM / Talk: The First African-American Community in the County / Davis Gallery
Everee Jimerson Clarke, the author of Pleasant City, West Palm Beach, discusses the history of the community and signs copies of her book.

12:30-1:15 PM / Reading: Radiant Child with author Javaka Steptoe / Fisher Program Space

12:30-1:15 PM / Haitian Folklore Dance, Le Nubian Dance, Inc. / East Courtyard

12:30-2 PM / Teen Advisory Squad members discuss art by African-American artists / Galleries

12:30-3:30 PM / Art Activity: Augusta Savage’s Gamin Reimagined (all ages) / Central Courtyard

1:15-1:45 PM / Performance, Black Student Union, Dreyfoos School of the Arts/ East Courtyard

1:30-2:15 PM / Talk: From Bannister to Bearden –  African-American Art at the Norton, by Ellen Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art / Davis Gallery

1:45-2:45 PM / Hip-Hop Performance, Eric Biddines, / East Courtyard

2-2:50 PM / Norton Collection Highlights Tour / Meet at the Visitor Services Desk

2:30-3:15 PM / Teen Talk: Issues in Popular Culture, Norton Teen Advisory Squad / Davis Gallery

2:30 PM / Free tickets available for 3:30 performance of Ain’t I a Woman! Limit of four tickets per person while they last / Central Courtyard

3-3:50 PM / Exhibition Tour: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture / Meet at Visitor Services

3-3:30 PM / Live Music: Tribal Rhythm, Barton Elementary School Students/ East Courtyard

3:30-4:45 PM / Theatrical Performance: Ain’t I a Woman!
The Core Ensemble’s performance features Deltoiya Goodman in the roles of Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter, and Fannie Lou Hamer. / Fisher Program Space / Tickets required, doors open 30 minutes before performance.

3:30-4:30 PM / Drum Circle, Abasi Hanif / East Courtyard

3:30 – 4:45 PM / Art Activity: Exploring African-American Textile Art, Kianga Jinaki / Davis Gallery

4:30 -5 PM / Mr. Trombone closes the program / East Courtyard

Noon-5 PM / Food Trucks

Special thanks to the West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated; the Palm Beach County Library System, and the Palm Beach County School District.

2/27  Tuesday   11:00 a.m.  A very exciting long-anticipated event 

Celebrate with the Royal Poinciana Neighborhood