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

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue getting younger, chief says
 Matt Gaffney, district chief of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, was a guest speaker at Tuesday’s Lake Worth Commission meeting, giving his annual update. Last year, Gaffney said Fire Rescue received 8,952 emergency calls. Of those, 7,405 were medical and 155 were fires. For the past five years, Fire Rescue has seen an increase of about...

Posted: 4 hours ago

Matt Gaffney, district chief of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, was a guest speaker at Tuesday’s Lake Worth Commission meeting, giving his annual update. Last year, Gaffney said Fire Rescue received 8,952 emergency calls. Of those, 7,405 were medical and 155 were fires. For the past five years, Fire Rescue has seen an increase of about...
Lake Worth power outage: Lack of a warning signal concerns officials
 The biggest fail of Lake Worth’s mysterious power outage two weeks ago for Lake Worth utility officials wasn’t the failure of an 8-foot tall current transformer, which caused more than 26,000 customers to be in the dark for hours. Rather, it was the lack of a warning signal — much like an engine service light or low gas...

Posted: 18 hours ago

The biggest fail of Lake Worth’s mysterious power outage two weeks ago for Lake Worth utility officials wasn’t the failure of an 8-foot tall current transformer, which caused more than 26,000 customers to be in the dark for hours. Rather, it was the lack of a warning signal — much like an engine service light or low gas...
3 fun things happening now — and soon — in Lake Worth
 1. Oliver: The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens’ novel springs to life at the Lake Worth Playhouse through April 29. Follow Oliver’s journey on the streets of Victorian England from poor house to pickpocket and finally the true love of family. For tickets, click 
               here. 2. Coffee Clatch at...

Posted: a day ago

1. Oliver: The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens’ novel springs to life at the Lake Worth Playhouse through April 29. Follow Oliver’s journey on the streets of Victorian England from poor house to pickpocket and finally the true love of family. For tickets, click here. 2. Coffee Clatch at...
How to sell a pilot: Lake Worth TV writer to speak at Book Cellar
 When Book Cellar opened late last year, Hal Cantor was really excited. “We were worshipping at their feet,” he said. “Lake Worth needs more places like Book Cellar.” Cantor, a 53-year-old television and film writer, also saw an opportunity for himself. “I met the owner of the store and said I’d love to...

Posted: 3 days ago

When Book Cellar opened late last year, Hal Cantor was really excited. “We were worshipping at their feet,” he said. “Lake Worth needs more places like Book Cellar.” Cantor, a 53-year-old television and film writer, also saw an opportunity for himself. “I met the owner of the store and said I’d love to...
Lake Worth latest city that wants to ban assault weapons
 “Persistence pays off.” Those were the three words Lake Worth Commissioner Herman Robinson said at Tuesday’s meeting, and about 40 minutes before the city unanimously drafted a resolution banning assault weapons in the city. “Guns have become a religion,” Robinson said. “We need to talk about it and it&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

“Persistence pays off.” Those were the three words Lake Worth Commissioner Herman Robinson said at Tuesday’s meeting, and about 40 minutes before the city unanimously drafted a resolution banning assault weapons in the city. “Guns have become a religion,” Robinson said. “We need to talk about it and it&rsquo...
Designated beach parking decals for sale in Lake Worth
 Planning to spend some time at the Lake Worth Beach? The city began selling beach parking decals Monday for residents and seasonal residents who live in the 33460 or 33461 zip codes. The beach decal period will be for May 1 to April 30, 2019. The price remains the same at $42.80 for full-time residents and $64.20 for seasonal residents. &ldquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

Planning to spend some time at the Lake Worth Beach? The city began selling beach parking decals Monday for residents and seasonal residents who live in the 33460 or 33461 zip codes. The beach decal period will be for May 1 to April 30, 2019. The price remains the same at $42.80 for full-time residents and $64.20 for seasonal residents. &ldquo...
Steven Michael, Hudson Holdings out of Gulfstream Hotel project
 Steven Michael and his company, developer Hudson Holdings, are officially out of the $65 million Gulfstream Hotel renovation project. “I’m emotionally attached to hoping this becomes a successful hotel in Lake Worth,” Michael told The Palm Beach Post Monday morning. “Anything we can do to help them get to...

Posted: 5 days ago

Steven Michael and his company, developer Hudson Holdings, are officially out of the $65 million Gulfstream Hotel renovation project. “I’m emotionally attached to hoping this becomes a successful hotel in Lake Worth,” Michael told The Palm Beach Post Monday morning. “Anything we can do to help them get to...
Earth Day coming to Lake Worth April 21
 For the past three years, Brian Kirsch of the Gray Mockingbird Community Garden has been helping the Lake Worth Kiwanis Club stage Earth Day, the city’s annual event. “The Kiwanis Club has been doing Earth Day for the last 18 years,” Kirsch said. “There has been a few years they didn’t have it….but it&rsquo...

Posted: 8 days ago

For the past three years, Brian Kirsch of the Gray Mockingbird Community Garden has been helping the Lake Worth Kiwanis Club stage Earth Day, the city’s annual event. “The Kiwanis Club has been doing Earth Day for the last 18 years,” Kirsch said. “There has been a few years they didn’t have it….but it&rsquo...
NEW: 3 cool things happening this week in Lake Worth
 1. Public charrette: Hosted by the city and CPZ Architects on April 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at HATCH 1121, 1121 Lucerne Avenue. The goal is to get public input on the Lake Worth Beach Complex Conceptual Design Improvements project. All residents are invited to participate and provide suggestions for the upcoming improvement project of the...

Posted: 8 days ago

1. Public charrette: Hosted by the city and CPZ Architects on April 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at HATCH 1121, 1121 Lucerne Avenue. The goal is to get public input on the Lake Worth Beach Complex Conceptual Design Improvements project. All residents are invited to participate and provide suggestions for the upcoming improvement project of the...
When is Lake Worth’s new Peruvian restaurant opening?
 At the start of February, Gonzalo Gutierrez, a co-owner of Victoria’s Pisco Lounge, said his new downtown Peruvian restaurant was going to open in about a month. “This will bring new life and another culture to downtown Lake Worth,” he said of the site at 806 Lake Avenue. But William Waters, the city’s community sustainability...

Posted: 8 days ago

At the start of February, Gonzalo Gutierrez, a co-owner of Victoria’s Pisco Lounge, said his new downtown Peruvian restaurant was going to open in about a month. “This will bring new life and another culture to downtown Lake Worth,” he said of the site at 806 Lake Avenue. But William Waters, the city’s community sustainability...
Lake Worth’s Forgotten Soldiers Outreach staying put thanks to donor
 Forgotten Soldiers Outreach
            won’t have to move. The organization will stay put at the 1,925-square-foot location in Lake Worth at 3550 23rd Avenue, off Boutwell Road, near Interstate 95, thanks to an anonymous donor who has agreed to pay the rent the next three years. “This was a blessing in disguise,” said Lynelle...

Posted: 8 days ago

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach won’t have to move. The organization will stay put at the 1,925-square-foot location in Lake Worth at 3550 23rd Avenue, off Boutwell Road, near Interstate 95, thanks to an anonymous donor who has agreed to pay the rent the next three years. “This was a blessing in disguise,” said Lynelle...