heat has risen with first win

we have a winner for the Kayak Race it was Downtown Jewel represented by Dave Wilson

commissioners FB update

before high tech origami

Tropical Ridge at least then gave it a try

n who  out performed the other captains even with interference handicaps.  Remember no rules.  They DJ seem to be the brunt of mischief due to previous imagined grievances as Downtown Jewel brought out not one, not two but 12 very creative origami vessels that outnumbered the field of competitors and took home trophy after trophy.

they performed the Can Can

Tropical Ridge not forgotten RIP

Let me guess it is Parrot Cove

Our hero land founder or the Grunge Cup honored with his own flag


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never to late to enter

Todays activities start 4:30 for the Great American Raft Race aka the Grunge Cup.  commences at the Gulf Club with the Captains Kayak race.

the winner won by a Hare, no it was the Hare

FLASh last-minute entry Brogues Down Under  is in the Raft Race.  It is a swift vessel that skims the surface.  Anyone reading this outside of Lake Worth  your all welcome to compete.the Vessel must be home-made and should stay afloat till the start of the race.  The show me what you got Parade starts 11:30  July 4 Tue. at the PostOffice on Lucerne and J st.

one that didn’t get far

tonight’s party is here and starts 4:30

Girls just want to have fun

Ultimate Master of ceremony


Not to  be confused with a paddle, starts with  one stick of wood and determination

ah I remember them well the village people

Mayor Pam and her illustrious crew,

once upon a  time when no rules applied




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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.



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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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