Time running out to get tix for ‘Lake Worth Has Talent II’

lake-worth-has-talent-ii-updated-posterLAKE WORTH — It’s not too late to get your tickets for “Lake Worth Has Talent II,” the charity show to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. The event is scheduled for Sunday at the Lake Worth Playhouse. To buy tickets, which cost $30, click here.

Here’s RE/MAX Prestige Realtors Bob D’Arinzo and Julie Sheffy doing their best sales job on why you should go.

Lake Worth posts road repair video on its website

Brent Whitfield, an associate vice president at A.D.A. Engineering, explains how potholes are formed on city roads.
Brent Whitfield, an associate vice president at A.D.A. Engineering, explains how potholes are formed on city roads.

LAKE WORTH — The city has placed the following video on its website to help residents better understand the science behind neighborhood roads.

Brent Whitfield, an associate vice president at A.D.A Engineering, the company the city hired to inspect and rate its city roads, explains how potholes are formed and how the A.D.A. rated the roads.

The city has asked residents to vote on a $40 million road repair bond referendum for the upcoming election. If passed, officials say the money will be used to fix and improve city roads.

 

 

PBSC expecting more than 2,000 people for Clinton rally

Hillary Clinton is scheduled to speak on Wednesday at a Palm Beach State College rallly, (Palm Beach Post file photo)
Hillary Clinton is scheduled to speak on Wednesday at a Palm Beach State College rally. (Palm Beach Post file photo)

LAKE WORTH — Palm Beach State College is expecting more than 2,000 people to attend the rally Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is scheduled to have at the college Wednesday morning.

Doors open at 9 a.m. and the rally will be held at the Elisabeth W. Erling Gymnasium on the suburban Lake Worth campus, 4200 S. Congress Ave.

Clinton’s speech is expected to start at 11 a.m.

The event is first come, first served.

There will be an overflow area outside the gym where the speech will be live streamed, Grace Truman, PBSC’s director of college relations and marketing, said.

The Secret Service will handle all security, with Clinton’s campaign paying $1,500 to rent the space, Truman said.

Total cost for the event will be about $7,000, which is also being paid by Clinton’s campaign, Truman said.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office will assist with traffic.

Clinton’s campaign contacted the college on Sunday about hosting the rally. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has also reached out PBSC, Truman said.

“They were fixed on a certain date we couldn’t accommodate,” Truman said. “The college is available to both parties.”

It will be Clinton’s first time speaking at the college. Her husband spoke at PBSC four years ago while campaigning for President Obama.

The president held a rally at the college eight years ago when he was running for his first term, Truman said.

 

Lake Worth Casino Pool offering new weekend classes

Lake Worth poolLAKE WORTH — Starting Saturday, The Lake Worth Casino Pool will be offering new afternoon weekend classes.

There will be six lessons for $40 for Lake Worth residents. Cost is $50 for non-residents.

Advanced lessons are from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., with participants must be able to swim 25 yards front and back. Beginner lessons will be held from  1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., while adult beginners lessons for 13 and up will be held from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

For more information, call 561-585-6858.

 

 

 

State plans work at I-95 interchanges in central Palm Beach County

As part of a long-range plan to improve traffic flow along Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County, the state aims to make changes at nearly every interchange along the stretch.

What does that mean for you? Over the next 20 years, I-95 through the Lake Worth area will begin to look a bit different.

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

In fact, it already does: Work on the interchange at 10th Avenue North started earlier this year.

Here’s the list of central Palm Beach County projects planned by the Florida Department of Transportation. Click here for the full list throughout Palm Beach County.

Hypoluxo Road: Build dual eastbound left turn lanes onto I-95; widen the southbound I-95 off-ramp and make the turn lanes longer; and install barrier walls, curbs, sidewalks, lighting and retaining walls. Timeline: Completed in summer 2017.

Estimated total construction cost: $4.85 million. FDOT project website

Lantana Road: Widen Lantana Road overpass and add a left turn lane from eastbound Lantana to the northbound I-95 on-ramp; extend dual left turn lanes through the southbound I-95 southbound ramps to westbound Lantana; add a lane to eastbound Lantana from the northbound I-95 ramps to 13th Street; add a lane to westbound Lantana from the southbound I-95 ramps to west of Sunset Road; widen the southbound I-95 off-ramp; add a free-flow right-turn lane to the westbound to northbound on-ramp; add an auxiliary lane to the northbound I-95 on-ramp; and widen the northbound I-95 off-ramp. Timeline: Study scheduled to begin in 2018.

Estimated total cost: $29.2 million.

Sixth Avenue South: Alternatives included in this study would add lanes to Sixth Avenue South; reconfigure the I-95 ramps; and add bike lanes. Timeline: Study completed next summer.

Estimated total cost: $13.4 million. FDOT project website

10th Avenue North: Widen 10th Avenue North from Barnett Drive to North A Street; add dual eastbound left turn lanes from the northbound I-95 off-ramp; add another lane to the southbound I-95 exit ramp; and add barrier walls, curbs, sidewalks, guardrails and lighting. Timeline: Completed next summer.

Estimated total construction cost: $11.2 million. FDOT project website

Southern Boulevard: Alternatives in this study would build either one or two flyovers at the interchange; add bike lanes; widen the I-95 ramps not affected by the possible flyovers; and possibly shift traffic flow on Southern to the west of the interchange. Timeline: Final design could be ready in 2021, with construction starting in 2024.

Estimated total cost: $88 million. FDOT project website

Lake Worth to talk development at upcoming forum

The city is still looking for answers to fix the Lake Worth Casino mess.
The city is still looking for answers to fix the Lake Worth Casino mess.

LAKE WORTH — The Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency in partnership with Retail Strategies is scheduled to host a free forum about development in this coastal city.

Developers, property owners, commercial realtors and business owners are all invited to attend the meeting, scheduled for Nov. 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake Worth Casino, 10 South Ocean Blvd.

Parking is free and food and beverages will be available.

RSVP to Marc Schlags at mschlags@lakeworth.org or call 561-493-2550.

Lake Worth Sister Board reaching out to devastated Haiti

Chantal, Haiti after Hurricane Matthew. (Photo handout: Facebook of Sarah Andree John, with We Care to Share Chantal)
Chantal, Haiti after Hurricane Matthew. (Photo handout: Facebook of Sarah Andree John, with We Care to Share Chantal)

LAKE WORTH — The Lake Worth Sister City Board is one of many city groups trying to help those who felt the wrath of  Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

The board is seeking monetary donations that will go to the Knights of Columbus. The board is working directly with Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

If you’re interested, the board said you can take all checks to the church, 402 North M Street. The check should be made payable to Council #3393. Haitian Relief Fund/Lake Worth Sister City Board should be written in the check’s memo.

 

Lake Worth gearing up for downtown Halloween spooktaculars

 

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LAKE WORTH — Ok, boys and ghouls, it’s time for a little Halloween fun.

On Oct. 28, the city will host “Little Scream,” that will feature a downtown candy crawl (5 p.m.), a Paws on the Avenue pet costume contest (6 p.m.), a children’s costume contest (7 p.m.) and “Ghostbusters,” the all female remake on the jumbo screen at 9 p.m.

All the fun is at the Cultural Plaza starting at 5 through 10 p.m.

Don’t forget to pick up your Little Scream Candy Crawl map and then stop by all of the downtown candy crawl locations.

Then on Saturday,  there’s the 2nd Annual HallowScream party at the Cultural Plaza from 5 to 11 p.m. There will be a bar crawl, $750 costume contest and live music. The event is free.

 

Lake Worth’s Hoffman’s Chocolates offering yummy Halloween treats

Hoffman's Chocolates is offering some yummy fall and Halloween treats. (Photo courtesy of Hoffman's Chocolates)
Hoffman’s Chocolates is offering some yummy fall and Halloween treats. (Photo courtesy of Hoffman’s Chocolates)

LAKE WORTH — Looking for some yummy fall and Halloween treats?

Hoffman’s Chocolates has ’em.

The gourmet chocolatier recently announced its new fall flavors and Halloween-inspired offerings. They include such limited edition treats as pumpkin pie truffles, pumpkin milkshakes, caramel apples and a selection of fall ice cream flavors featuring carrot cake, apple pie and pumpkin.

On Halloween, parents can take their kids to Hoffman’s on Lake Avenue where costumed trick-or-treaters will receive one free Halloween decorated chocolate covered Oreo. Parents can sample the pumpkin pie truffle.

Also, the Greenacres store at 5190 Lake Worth Road will continue to host Children’s Chocolatier Classes. The last one for the month is scheduled for Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $30 per person and space is limited. To register, call 561-967-2213.

 

Lake Worth sets new date for casino ballroom meeting

The city is still looking for answers to fix the Lake Worth Casino mess.
The city is still looking for answers to fix the Lake Worth Casino ballroom mess.

LAKE WORTH — The city has set a makeup date for the City Commission work session on the Lake Worth Casino ballroom.

The meeting, canceled due to Hurricane Matthew, is now set for Nov. 3, 6 p.m. at the ballroom.

REG Architects and The Morganti Group are scheduled to make presentations on how they plan to fix the troublesome leaks, a problem that has forced the city to threaten legal action.