just one more day

IMG_0031Don’t  think anyone can be any happier, that this is almost over.  Always been independent and sought out what i thought was best from my point of view.IMG_0033

So glad not to see vitriolic postings and those massive e mails that clog up my daily mail, all because I gave a few dollars.  My contribution, far less than the cost of the mailers coming to my home, time spent sending daily e-mail notices from areas I do not vote in.  about how we are doomed.IMG_0038

I  take the time to honor the women who bravely paved the way regardless of  their sacrifices. To honor the women who suffered so we could live free and with rights. How far would you walk in their shoes, or your own to the nearest polling station.?  Thank you all who will vote for the first time, taking the first step towards a future you envision for us all. .IMG_0110.JPG

Dia De Los Muertes

45467565_10213163200983216_2793518871884070912_n-1.jpgThe event has grown in our community from a well attended first time event, to last nights awesome turn out.  Embraced by all from the City of  Lake Worth Beach.

A parade from City Hall lead the way to the HATCH where authentic food vendors were ready and artisans with a variety of authentic and hand made Day of the Dead trinkets.45419344_10213163208143395_8400616526696153088_n

Kids and adults waiting in never ending lines to get their faces decorated,  by the face painters on site.  Many came already made up and the faces were just so beautiful down to the last detail with their costumes. Check out our area photographers who capture this event,

Tom Jonson and 45320601_10213163205743335_8542820999786135552_nShawn Moss engaged by the city.  Steve Horan,  and the black and white photos of Adriano Ficarelli  and check everyones personal FB posts of those who attended. Great memories from last nights event at the HATCH.45325318_10213163212303499_9058855054043250688_n.jpg

The altars more authentic this year and should you have had the pleasure of viewing the film COCO you will understand the seriousness of these altars.

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By artist Francisco  who no longer lives in Lake Worth, 

My first Year I came pretty traditional.  This year it was a challenge as a friend who is visiting  San Miguel Allende an artist community,  also known as the most beautiful city in Mexico. She is sharing photos from Dia De Los Moertes event, (not an event) actually the whole town was out and about, as this is a  Mexican Catholic tradition.  I myself got educated while watching COCO as to what and why they engage in this annual event. Being of European decent i witnessed  candles in the grave yards but never to the celebratory extent the Mexicans engage in.  Here we just love a party!

45396853_10213163219823687_381949753711132672_n-1   By noon  I had ideas but so late in the day.  I had 2 sheets of pasteboard cost $1.  35 years old leotard that has seen better days and lots of cold weather .  I cut  butterflies out of scraps of paper,  and left over Easter flowers.  A tube of white Toothpaste priceless, from a s o s call to friend Tammy.  I smelled great and minty.  I used the toothpaste to paint,  leg bones , hip bones on leotard carried it with me for touch ups.  The inspiration came from 18 year old Freda Kahlo’s painting  “Broken Column”  who spent a good part of her youth in a body cast.

Red Letter Day

Only a few days ago very few people knew we had a major event here in our Sleepy Seaside town unless of course your were a senior.  The LakeTowers where Clary’s Corner Cafe is hidden turned 50  yes FIFTY years and what is significant about that?  I tell you.

 

Fifty years ago the founders got a 2.4 million dollar loan from HUD to build the structure we know as “The Towers”  for independent senior living. in 2968 is was the founders dream for it to  be safe affordable and dignified housing for our seniors.  On this occasion the other day they made the very last payment to HUD therefore they are mortgage free.. Bring out the Champagne. They also faught all the way to the state supreme court to get tax exemption it was a battle and they won. 

Celebrating

They have had several administrators and currently its Bob Spears who presented the check to CR Moor funders son.  A Video was shown to the hundred some attendees .

They managed to purchased the entire block for $200,000 fifty years ago with paid down $ 36,000. There are approx 300 residences in the Towers.  Our Mayor Triollo invited to represent our city and made the proclimation.from the Podium and she got everyones attention when she uttered the word Trolly for which she has secured financing.  In attendance also was Commissioner Herman Robinson wishing everyone well.

Mayor Pam Trioll being recorded for posterity

 

 

 

Night on the town

Following the season kick of,  Lake Worth Beaches Block Party.  Last night just a week later was another block party this one on S. J st.  (traffic on Lake Ave. open  for ARToberfest ) The difference no muscle cars but more art.  Many outsider artists making a showing of some wares and crafts among some highly skilled Artists.  Definitely something for everyones taste.  Well attended and as set-up began at noon people already showed up and according to a few shops traffic was brisk all afternoon. DSCN2394Dreyfus School of the Arts Jazz Combo   Elizabeth/Piano, Anthony/Guitar, Adam/Base, Grant/drums/ David Sax, Ben/Trumpet

The Jazz Group was performing inside Book-Cellar.  This young lady painting her heart out and this is something new the answer to paint what I paint.  They get to chose the image and colorize the best it’s only $5.

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Budding artist

It continues today Sunday  Visibility will be much better today as lights were an issue last night but the spirit was alive and well.  .  Inside Artisians on the Avenue,  Artist Gin Blische had her opening on Friday and the show is up for a month, definitely go in and start thinking about unique gifts. DSCN2384.JPGDSCN2382.JPG

DSCN2379.JPGChecking out the crowd some of the movers and shakers of Lake Worth Beach

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 Lakeworthart@gmail.com

 

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.  

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 

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 ?