6th Avenue South to close at tracks for All Aboard Florida work

All Aboard Florida track workLAKE WORTH — Sixth Avenue South will be closed at the Florida East Coast Railroad starting Tuesday at 7.a.m. for the All Aboard Florida double tracking project.

The city said the tracks will re-open on Friday at 6 p.m,


Eastbound traffic will be detoured via A Street northbound to Lake Avenue eastbound to South Dixie Highway southbound.

Westbound traffic will be detoured via South Dixie Highway northbound to Lucerne Avenue westbound to A Street southbound.

The work is needed for All Aboard’s Brightline passenger train service linking Miami to Orlando.

Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach recently re-opened in both directions after similar track work was completed.

Need some hurricane survival tips? Lake Worth has ’em

Mike Lyons picLAKE WORTH — WPBF-Channel 5 Meteorologist Mike Lyons is heading a free hurricane seminar on Wednesday at the Beach Club at the Lake Worth Golf Course.

Lyons will be joined by 20 public service agencies and hurricane industry professionals to help residents prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. Parking is free and the seminar is scheduled for 5 to 8:30 p.m.

For information, contact organizers Sam Hamilton at halframe@hotmail.com or Kevin Addison, 561-601-2730 or 582-5162.

How to read 1,000 books to your kids before kindergarten

Parents reading to their childrenLAKE WORTH — The 1,000 Books Before Kindegarten program is scheduled to have a parent training session on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Osborne Presbyterian Church, 2101 6th Avenue South.

The  program challenges parents and caregivers to read 1,000 books to their newborns, infants and toddlers before kindergarten.

By reading just one book a night, the nonprofit says families can reach the 1,000 book goal in three years to give their children essential early literacy skills.
Research shows the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. And sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.

Time to get your vegetation trash together in Lake Worth

Vegetation Amnesty WeekLAKE WORTH — Starting May 23, the city have Vegetation Amnesty Week where Lake Worth’s refuse division will pick up large amounts of vegetation trash before hurricane season starts June 1.

The trash is not to exceed 12 cubic yards per residential property. The city is asking residents to place all vegetation curbside on your regularly scheduled day.

Vegetation includes bagged leaves, grasses, tree or shrubbery cuttings and tree branches less than 2 inches in diameter, branches and palm fronds less than 4 feet in length and stumps less than 15-inches in diameter or less than 50 pounds.

The vegetation will be picked up on the following days: Zone 1: May 23; Zone 2: May 26; Zone 3: May 27; Zone 4: May 24.

For more information, call 561-533-7344.


Lake Worth to celebrate 6th Avenue South road completion project

Lake Worth road projectLAKE WORTH — To celebrate the completion of the 6th Avenue South roadway improvement project, the city is scheduled to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The ceremony will be held at the intersection of 6th Avenue South and South K Street.

The city installed new curbs, sidewalks, American With Disabilities Act complaint curb ramps, traffic calming, landscaping, signs and drainage improvements.