Kevin D. Thompson

Kevin D. Thompson writes news stories, features and blogs on Lake Worth for The Palm Beach Post. He has more than 30 years of newspaper and magazine experience as a writer, editor, reporter and blogger. Kevin joined the Post in January 1996 as an entertainment writer. He was the paper's television critic for 12 years (1996-2008) and theater critic for one (2008-2009). In his career, Kevin has held various positions – researcher, business reporter, small business editor, senior editor, entertainment correspondent, television columnist, education writer. He was an associate editor and small business editor at Black Enterprise magazine for six years in New York City and worked as a reporter and entertainment correspondent for People magazine for two years in New York City and Los Angeles. Kevin has covered entertainment extensively and written celebrity profiles for such newspapers and magazines as the New York Daily News, the New York Post and Essence while working as freelance writer and before joining The Palm Beach Post. Kevin has been working on a novel the last several years with the ultimate goal of becoming a published author who sips cocktails by the pool. Kevin has two adult children and a faithful cat named FeFe. He lives in West Palm Beach with his wife, Sharon.

Latest from Kevin D. Thompson

NEW: Second pot dispensary opens in Lake Worth; nearby school ‘furious’
 A 57-year-old Royal Palm Beach woman was the first in line this morning at Curaleaf, Lake Worth’s second medical marijuana dispensary that opened Monday. “I’m here to get my medicine,” said the woman, who didn’t want to give her name. Her medication is called Sativa. She said she uses it for the pain she gets...

Posted: a day ago

A 57-year-old Royal Palm Beach woman was the first in line this morning at Curaleaf, Lake Worth’s second medical marijuana dispensary that opened Monday. “I’m here to get my medicine,” said the woman, who didn’t want to give her name. Her medication is called Sativa. She said she uses it for the pain she gets...
Three fun things happening in Lake Worth
 1. Art Meets Jazz on J Street Exhibition in Gallery, through Feb. 6, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street.Check out Jazz on J Street inspired photography, sketch art, fine and mixed media artwork. 2. Paint Your
            Wagon, Lake Worth Playhouse, 713, Lake Avenue. In California in May 1853, Ben Rumson strikes gold and establishes...

Posted: 3 days ago

1. Art Meets Jazz on J Street Exhibition in Gallery, through Feb. 6, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street.Check out Jazz on J Street inspired photography, sketch art, fine and mixed media artwork. 2. Paint Your Wagon, Lake Worth Playhouse, 713, Lake Avenue. In California in May 1853, Ben Rumson strikes gold and establishes...
Hop on over to Lake Worth Beach’s Bonfire on Friday
 The Lake Worth Beach Bonfire started in 1997 as a low-key event, attended mostly by locals. The event has certainly changed over the years. “Now it has grown in not only size, but popularity,” said Lauren Bennett, Lake Worth’s Assistant Leisure Services Director. “Not only are we the only beach in the county that hosts...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Lake Worth Beach Bonfire started in 1997 as a low-key event, attended mostly by locals. The event has certainly changed over the years. “Now it has grown in not only size, but popularity,” said Lauren Bennett, Lake Worth’s Assistant Leisure Services Director. “Not only are we the only beach in the county that hosts...
Lake Worth nixes woman’s plan to turn property into hotel, music, bar
 Mary Sisoian went before Lake Worth’s City Commission this past week with a request. She wanted to rezone her site at 18 S. Palmway Drive, property records show she bought for $525,000 in 2005, from medium density multi-family residential to downtown. On Oct. 4, the city’s Planning and Zoning Board approved Sisoian running a bed...

Posted: 3 days ago

Mary Sisoian went before Lake Worth’s City Commission this past week with a request. She wanted to rezone her site at 18 S. Palmway Drive, property records show she bought for $525,000 in 2005, from medium density multi-family residential to downtown. On Oct. 4, the city’s Planning and Zoning Board approved Sisoian running a bed...
How will Lake Worth’s road repairs affect street painting festival?
 Lake Worth is in the middle of a $40 million road project and some of the work has stirred up some questions. “The only concern I have is related to dust,” Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell said. “Keep throwing water down.” Another query came from Commissioner Andy Amoroso, who wanted to know when work would start on 2nd Avenue...

Posted: 4 days ago

Lake Worth is in the middle of a $40 million road project and some of the work has stirred up some questions. “The only concern I have is related to dust,” Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell said. “Keep throwing water down.” Another query came from Commissioner Andy Amoroso, who wanted to know when work would start on 2nd Avenue...
Good and bad news: What Lake Worth’s 2017 drug overdose numbers show
 Lake Worth had 565 total drug overdoses last year — almost 100 more than the previous year — with the number of fatalities in the 70s, Lake Worth commissioners were told at Tuesday night’s meeting. “The good news is… (it) has been trending down,” said Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Baer during...

Posted: 6 days ago

Lake Worth had 565 total drug overdoses last year — almost 100 more than the previous year — with the number of fatalities in the 70s, Lake Worth commissioners were told at Tuesday night’s meeting. “The good news is… (it) has been trending down,” said Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Baer during...
PBSO: Drug overdoses trending down in Lake Worth
 City Commissioners met tonight and here’s a brief synopsis on what happened.  1. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Captain Todd Baer made his quarterly report, saying the city had a total of 565 drug overdoses within city limits in 2017. “Good news is, although there was a slight uptick in December, (this) has been...

Posted: 7 days ago

City Commissioners met tonight and here’s a brief synopsis on what happened.  1. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Captain Todd Baer made his quarterly report, saying the city had a total of 565 drug overdoses within city limits in 2017. “Good news is, although there was a slight uptick in December, (this) has been...
Celebrate MLK Day in Lake Worth on Monday
 1. MLK Day: There’s a unity interfaith breakfast at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church on South E Street and 10th Avenue South from 7:30 to 9 a.m.; a Candlelight March at 5 p.m. at Lake Worth City Hall; an MLK Commemorative Program and Re-dedication of the MLK Memorial Foundation at 5:30 p.m. at the Cultural Plaza and to wrap up, an...

Posted: 10 days ago

1. MLK Day: There’s a unity interfaith breakfast at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church on South E Street and 10th Avenue South from 7:30 to 9 a.m.; a Candlelight March at 5 p.m. at Lake Worth City Hall; an MLK Commemorative Program and Re-dedication of the MLK Memorial Foundation at 5:30 p.m. at the Cultural Plaza and to wrap up, an...
Local author coming to Lake Worth’s Book Cellar this month
 Richard Crossley, an internationally known birder, photographer and author, will be speaking Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at Book Cellar on Lake Avenue. Crossley, who lives in Lake Worth during the winter, is scheduled to speak for about 30 minutes. He expects a lot of questions and answers. “I do creative books, very unique and I&rsquo...

Posted: 10 days ago

Richard Crossley, an internationally known birder, photographer and author, will be speaking Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at Book Cellar on Lake Avenue. Crossley, who lives in Lake Worth during the winter, is scheduled to speak for about 30 minutes. He expects a lot of questions and answers. “I do creative books, very unique and I&rsquo...
Lake Worth’s Gulfstream Hotel partners continue court battle
 The corporate partners in the project to transform the downtown historic Gulfstream Hotel into an 87-room hotel with a downstairs restaurant, champagne room and rooftop sky bar continue to fight in court. HH Gulfstream, a company run by developer Hudson Holdings, filed an amended motion Monday requesting that CDS Gulfstream close on selling...

Posted: 11 days ago

The corporate partners in the project to transform the downtown historic Gulfstream Hotel into an 87-room hotel with a downstairs restaurant, champagne room and rooftop sky bar continue to fight in court. HH Gulfstream, a company run by developer Hudson Holdings, filed an amended motion Monday requesting that CDS Gulfstream close on selling...
Lake Worth’s first brewery and taproom ready for customers
 David Mathews, a guy from Tampa who loves beer, music and dogs, knows a little something about home brewing. He’s been doing it for more than 20 years from his West Palm Beach home. “It’s been my hobby,” he says. But as time passed, Mathews, a 53-year-old who ran his own engineering company for years, got tired of...

Posted: 11 days ago

David Mathews, a guy from Tampa who loves beer, music and dogs, knows a little something about home brewing. He’s been doing it for more than 20 years from his West Palm Beach home. “It’s been my hobby,” he says. But as time passed, Mathews, a 53-year-old who ran his own engineering company for years, got tired of...