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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: 16 hours 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: 16 hours 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: 16 hours 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: 2 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...

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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: 4 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...
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: 4 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: 7 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: 7 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: 8 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: 8 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...
Lake Worth residents not happy with dusty North M Street road delay
 On Dec. 11, a contracting company hired by Lake Worth started tearing up North M Street as part of the $40 million Neighborhood Road Program. Workers didn’t return until Jan. 4, two days after they were scheduled to. “We were all happy because we want the road to be fixed,” said one resident who lives on the street and didn&rsquo...

Posted: 12 days ago

On Dec. 11, a contracting company hired by Lake Worth started tearing up North M Street as part of the $40 million Neighborhood Road Program. Workers didn’t return until Jan. 4, two days after they were scheduled to. “We were all happy because we want the road to be fixed,” said one resident who lives on the street and didn&rsquo...
Lake Worth understands the importance of keeping Dr. King’s dream alive
 In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill making the third Monday in January a national holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain civil rights leader. The law went into effect three years later. Well, that third Monday is right around the corner. And so is the city’s “24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

Posted: 16 days ago

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill making the third Monday in January a national holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain civil rights leader. The law went into effect three years later. Well, that third Monday is right around the corner. And so is the city’s “24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....
Audit finds $7 million in questioned costs at Lake Worth Water Utility
 Ever wonder how your tax dollars are being spent in Lake Worth? County Inspector General John Carey does. After a year-long audit last month, his workers found more than $7.1 million in questioned costs at the Lake Worth Water Utility Services department. SEE: Lake Worth’s Gulfstream Hotel project snarled in partner lawsuits &ldquo...

Posted: 17 days ago

Ever wonder how your tax dollars are being spent in Lake Worth? County Inspector General John Carey does. After a year-long audit last month, his workers found more than $7.1 million in questioned costs at the Lake Worth Water Utility Services department. SEE: Lake Worth’s Gulfstream Hotel project snarled in partner lawsuits &ldquo...
Lake Worthians love the cold weather
 Frigid and windy in Lake Worth Thursday morning, as temperatures were in the mid 40s. Not your typical South Florida weather. But that didn’t bother Kelly Kingston, a, 41-year-old resident. “I think it’s awesome,” she said, wearing a gray wet suit. “We don’t get it that often and right now, I&rsquo...

Posted: 17 days ago

Frigid and windy in Lake Worth Thursday morning, as temperatures were in the mid 40s. Not your typical South Florida weather. But that didn’t bother Kelly Kingston, a, 41-year-old resident. “I think it’s awesome,” she said, wearing a gray wet suit. “We don’t get it that often and right now, I&rsquo...
Lake Worth’s Gulfstream Hotel project snarled in partner lawsuits
 The partners behind the $65 million 
               Gulfstream Hotel
             renovation project have sued one another, meaning the next step could be in court — and not on the site. CDS Gulfstream, headed by south county developer Bill Milmoe, owns 51 percent of the project and was started to arrange financing for it. It sued partner...

Posted: 18 days ago

The partners behind the $65 million Gulfstream Hotel renovation project have sued one another, meaning the next step could be in court — and not on the site. CDS Gulfstream, headed by south county developer Bill Milmoe, owns 51 percent of the project and was started to arrange financing for it. It sued partner...
Lake Worth closes pier because of bad weather
 The Lake Worth Pier will be closed to the public effective immediately due to storm conditions, the city said. High winds through the night and dangerous surf have caused a danger to public safety, the city said. Conditions will continued to be monitored and when the high winds and surf subsiding stop, the pier will be reopened, the city...

Posted: 19 days ago

The Lake Worth Pier will be closed to the public effective immediately due to storm conditions, the city said. High winds through the night and dangerous surf have caused a danger to public safety, the city said. Conditions will continued to be monitored and when the high winds and surf subsiding stop, the pier will be reopened, the city...
JUST IN: High winds, dangerous surf close Lake Worth pier
 The Lake Worth Pier will be closed to the public effective immediately due to storm conditions, the city said. High winds through the night and dangerous surf have caused a danger to public safety, the city said. Conditions will continue to be monitored and when the high winds and surf subsiding stop, the pier will reopen. The pier was built...

Posted: 19 days ago

The Lake Worth Pier will be closed to the public effective immediately due to storm conditions, the city said. High winds through the night and dangerous surf have caused a danger to public safety, the city said. Conditions will continue to be monitored and when the high winds and surf subsiding stop, the pier will reopen. The pier was built...
UPDATE: Mother tearfully begs son to surrender in West Palm killings
 Wearing a black baseball cap and a gray T-shirt that says “Ben Hustlin All My Life,” Robin Denson spoke to her missing son. “Marlin, son, I love you,” Denson said, standing in front of the West Palm Beach Police Department on Monday afternoon. “You know I love you, but please, turn yourself in. If you’re...

Posted: 20 days ago

Wearing a black baseball cap and a gray T-shirt that says “Ben Hustlin All My Life,” Robin Denson spoke to her missing son. “Marlin, son, I love you,” Denson said, standing in front of the West Palm Beach Police Department on Monday afternoon. “You know I love you, but please, turn yourself in. If you’re...
NEW: Man denied bond in New Year’s Eve double homicide in Boynton Beach
 A 26-year-old man charged with killing two men in a Boynton Beach neighborhood on New Year’s Eve was denied bond Monday morning by a Palm Beach County Court judge. Joseph Bruny Jr. was arrested Sunday by the Boynton Beach Police Department and faces two charges of first degree murder with a firearm and a charge of armed robbery with...

Posted: 20 days ago

A 26-year-old man charged with killing two men in a Boynton Beach neighborhood on New Year’s Eve was denied bond Monday morning by a Palm Beach County Court judge. Joseph Bruny Jr. was arrested Sunday by the Boynton Beach Police Department and faces two charges of first degree murder with a firearm and a charge of armed robbery with...
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