Lake Worth pays homage to servicemen and women on Memorial Day

Memorial Day serviceLAKE WORTH — The American Legion Post 47 and Boy Scouts Troop 204 are hosting a Memorial Day Service today from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pinecrest Cemetery, 1724 12th Ave. S.

New hours at Lake Worth pool

Lake Worth Municipal poolLAKE WORTH — Starting June 1, the hours at the Lake Worth Municipal Pool will change on Saturdays and Sundays to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be no refund for bad weather or lightening. Children under 3 years old are free with an adult. Cost for kids ages 4 to 17 are $3 for residents, $4 for non-residents. Adults 18 and older: $4 for residents, $5 for non-residents.

For information, contact pool operator Sally Chapela at 561-281-5086 or 561-585-6878.

What is ‘true’ Islam? Go to Lake Worth’s event to find out

IslamLAKE WORTH — ”True Islam and The Extremists” will be held Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Palm Beach Quakers Meeting House, 823 North A Street. Organizers say the event is to help educate people on the true meaning of Islam.

Lake Worth to temporarily change water chlorination process

clean waterLAKE WORTH — To maintain high water quality in the water distribution system, the city’s Water Treatment Plant will temporarily change the water chlorination methods for two weeks starting Wednesday through June 19.

The city will also increase hydrant flushing during this time as preventive maintenance. On Wednesday, a “free chlorine residual” water treatment method will be used to provide a stronger disinfection process than the “combined chlorine treatment which is normally used. As part of this process, the city will be flush fire hydrants. This flushing will cause temporary water in roadway swales.

Water utility customers including Lake Osborne Estates, Hypoluxo Village, John Prince Park, Lantana Cascade and Palm Breezes Club may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in their tap water during this period. If you’re sensitive to the taste or odor of chlorine, the city suggests you keep an open container of drinking water in your refrigerator for a few hours to allow the chlorine to dissipate.

Tropical fish tank owners, hospitals, dialysis patients and residents with pools should be aware of the chlorination changes and make adjustments accordingly.

‘Why Courts Matter’ series coming to Lake Worth

courtsLAKE WORTH — The Palm Beach County chapters of the League of Women Voters, ACLU and National Council of Jewish Women are hosting a luncheon on “Why Courts Matter” at the Atlantis Country Club, west of Lake Worth.

The second of a three-part lunch and talk series is scheduled for June 15, 11 am. to 1 p.m.

Julie Ebenstein, ACLU staff attorney, will discuss the role the Supreme Court had on voting rights. Linda Guller-Schwartz, state policy advocate for the NCJW, will talk about the important role courts play in society.

Cost is $20 if registered at least 10 days in advance. Fee goes up to $30 for later registration. Register by clicking here.

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach sending care packages from Lake Worth

We Care packagesLAKE WORTH — Hundreds of “We Care” packages are scheduled to be shipped this morning to more than 1,000 deployed U.S. Armed Forces men and women.

The packages, which include everything from mouthwash to microwavable meals, were prepared by the non-profit Forgotten Soldiers OutreachThe packages will be shipped from the Post Office on Lake Worth Road.

Two Men and a Truck will load the packages at 9:15 a.m.


Salvation Army to host summer camp

Salvation Army Summer CampLAKE WORTH — The Salvation Army will host a summer camp from June 6 – Aug. 5. Hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the activities include basketball and music.

Applications are available from The Salvation Army, 4051 Kirk Road, or by calling 561-968-8189.

Vegetation Amnesty Week starts Monday in Lake Worth

Vegetation Amnesty WeekLAKE WORTH — Starting Monday, the city will 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: today; Zone 2: Thursday; Zone 3: Friday; Zone 4: Tuesday.

For more information, call 561-533-7344.

Red Nose Day comes to Lake Worth’s Hoffman’s Chocolates

Red Nose DayLAKE WORTH — Thursday is Red Nose Day at Hoffman’s Chocolates on Lake Avenue.

All kids wearing a red nose get a free ice cream. The event is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. If you don’t have a red nose, stop by your local Walgreen’s to pick one up. All money raised goes to helping needy children.

To learn more about the Red Nose fundraiser, click here.

More water exercise classes coming to Lake Worth pool

Lake Worth Municipal poolLAKE WORTH — Starting June 6, the Lake Worth Municipal Pool will be adding additional water exercise classes.

On Monday,Wednesday and Thursday classes will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday classes are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Swim lessons start Saturday.

For more information, call 561-281-5086 or 561-585-6878.