and the beat goes on

the enthusiasm is building and you can feel the tension as each competing crew arrives at the designated dinking hole which tonight is a favorite spot, Benny’s at the Beach see y’all there.   

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a look back

The Great American Raft Race .  Please let your neighbors know if you see them in these photos or tag them.  Enjoy  tonight’s party is at the CWS Kitchen in Mango Grove Neighborhood.  Corner of Lucerne and L  former Cottage.only a few days left till the Great American Raft Race here in our  quirky little seaside  town of Lake Worth 

Master Boat builders

and another leaked vessel

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early for Throw back Thursdays

Its all in the past.   What team are they on now.  This Throwback will be about 5 segments  I just pulled photos and in no particular order.  If anyone else wants to share send them on to me and I will publish so here is part  of the past.  enjoy

captains meeting

Priscilla queen of the high seas. 

our commissioners

Mango Grove’s village people

South Palm Park

once upon a time the bartender of the rich and famous.  taken at the Mad Hatter .

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trash talk has started

with just a week to go the Great American Race”  activities are in full swing.  Come one come all.  Lake Worth will have its 16 annual raft race.  There are no rules but one ok two.

The Ring Master

One : vessel must be home-built and two:  be nice.  So the trash talk is all in fun.  Who has the best, the fastest tub in the water,  of course the theme is “Under the Big Top”

Mr Mackey the Lake Worth Voice with Mike

Pres. of Mango Grove with Commissioner Herman Robinson who started the Raft Race eons ago.

First night party took place at the Blue Front up on Dixie

everyone here has the best and the biggest and fastest

Yesterdays Party was at the Mad Hatter one of my favorite as I love their decor and they also create a work of art reflecting the theme each   year.  A highly collectible work of art.

a Grand welcome for our own Mayor Pam

Yesterdays creation  had colorful Cotton Candy  towered with pop corn.They should make them one of the conciliation prizes.      Tonight the progressive party continues to Suri on Lake Ave.  6 – 8 p.m.   Come see EVERY trophy that’s been returned  and T-shirts are for sale and for the first time there are long-sleeved ones but not many.

TOMORROW WILL BE THROW BACK THURSDAY SO STAY TUNED FOR LOTS OF PHOTOS OF THE PAST.

 

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It’s summer time

 Just love this video, “It’s Summertime” and I try to play it every year to set the mood for a happy summer.  Well it has started.  The Great American Raft Race is scheduled for our long 4th of July weekend.  It is a long one this year.  The song was also my inspiration for doing the visuals for the song “Feels Like Home to Me”

a ha, a sneaky look at one of our competitors

It started as a long distance collaboration, I had these awesome  photos and Mel and Vinnie had this song .  I thought would be a great background just  like “In the Summer Time” by Mungo Jerry.  So I contacted them up north and said what do you think?  Got a why not answer so I went ahead and tried my best to match up words to music.  Of course that was way beyond me.

Once Mel and Vinnie returned we sat down, Vinnie with his expert knowledge of music cords and most important timing. A few changes  to include  other photos like the stills..  The video known as Lake Worth Anthem was created.  The  music will, and the time,   the photos record a time in Lake Worth that has already changed ( one for the history books lol). Lake Worth has passed it’s hundred year mark.  The kids in the surfer pix are grown with kids of their own.  No more Havana hideout,  The lovely garden interior where the neighbors gathered for impromptu dinners is gone,  sold. (thanks Paul and Mike) The memories linger.  All of us who appear in this are somewhat  older,  plus  some have moved on.  The song by our Lake Worth troubadours lives..

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Three 5 dollar breakfasts in Lake Worth

We are so lucky to have these places to eat.  You pick.  Yesterday was a choice.

Saying good-by to friends is always sad but when they return they will be full-time residents of the City of Lake Worth and no longer snowbirds.  They belong here they wrote the Lake Worth Anthem after all.  As Mel and Vinnie are packed and trailer ready to get on the road again.  A tradition of walking downtown for breakfast was established some years ago.   We found ourselves at CJs Island Grill.*  Yes indeed $5 breakfast  every single day until 1p.m. and the chef happens to be the night-time chef at Suri.  The breakfast is very good.Two eggs your way, potatoes, roasted vegetables, fruit, toast and Coffee.  $5 CJ’s downtown.

friends meeting friends and making new ones

The other wonderful place to have your $5 breakfast is at the Mason”s Lodge aka Mockingbird Garden.  For 5 dollars all you can eat and have it cooked to your preference. Meet your friends and make new friends any last Sunday of the month  this deal is only from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 but they won’t kick you out till noon.  I recommend you bring your own mug, if your environmental.

Now last but not least,  ask for the Local Special at Mulligans on the Beach with a view that just doesn’t stop over our Atlantic Ocean.  Seating can be indoors or outside.  I opt for the comfy chairs and small table waiting area  .  Call it ringside seating.  Now their $5 local special is advertised as $2.99 but you won’t get that if you do not order coffee.  So to simplify your order.  “Just say Local Special, please,  2 eggs your way, potatoes and toast with coffee” The least fancy but then you get this  ocean view.

editors note *  CJ’s Island Grill now has the Little Munich Chef on Fri. Sat. Sun.  after 5 p.m. should you want some good traditional German Food.  PLUS  see the LWAL tropical art showcased on their walls. 

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Summer Monday in Lake Worth Fl.

The crowds appear to be growing on Food Truck Mondays.  Here are some of the scenes on Monday Night in Lake Worth,  the streets vacant and the restaurants closed?

lovely night with neighbors and friends

never seen an empty table here.

flowing water always intriguing to children

not haunted

the artsy shot color composition, not

always closed on Mondays

Candid Camera that priceless photo uninterrupted.

By this Friday  laying on the grass will be a sensual experience.  FREE movie on the Cultural Plaza this Friday !

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