12th Annual Raft Race ~ "Art on the Water"

The 12th Annual Great American Raft Race in the Lake Worth Lagoon is right around the corner! The theme for this year's race is "Art on the Water". Neighborhoods in Lake Worth will be choosing a well known artist or work of art to depict on their rafts as they race for the coveted "Grunge Cup" and bragging rights for a whole year!

The NAPC is offering 2014 Raft Race T-shirts, featuring artist Aviva Brueckner's charming interpretation of Washington Crossing the Delaware to raise money to provide mini-grants for NAPC Neighborhoods to help with the cost of raft construction.

6 large and 12 smaller logo spots in full color on the back will be offered to local business and service providers on a first come - first served basis at $300 and $150. Artwork and payment absolutely, positively MUST be received by April 15th and that REALLY is right around the corner! Contact the NAPC at napcinfo@gmail.com or call Mary Lindsey at 585-6035.

T-shirts will go on sale beginning May 2nd at the NAPC "Front Porch" at Evening on the Avenues. T-shirts are $10 in advance and $15 on July 4th - Race Day! Shirts can be pre-purchased and reserved now through NAPC Member Associations. Sizes are Small through XXLarge.

Spring Is Busting Out All Over Lake Worth

April looks to be another exciting month in our Neighborhoods all over Lake Worth! Check out the NAPC Calendar right here on the home page for all the events. A few highlights include the Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Bryant Park on Saturday, April 19th from 10 AM to 2 PM, sponsored by the Lake Worth Recreation Advisory Board. Children from 2-12 are invited to participate in this family fun event.

The Rec Board will holding a fundraiser to benefit the Easter Egg Hunt at Bradley's on the Beach located at the Lake Worth Golf Course on Thursday, April 10th from 7-9 PM. Music provided by Mel and Vinnie, Kat Mahoney and Alan Anapu. Tickets are $10 and will be available from any Rec Board Member.

The South Palm Park Neighborhood Association is also hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on April 19th in their neighborhood park located at 11th Avenue South and S. Lakeside starting at 6 PM followed by a screening under the moonlight of the movie "Frozen". Admission is free for members who are current with their dues and $3 for adults, $2 for children who are not members. Please contact Maryann Polizzi at (561) 685-6010 for more information.

Earth Day is honored with clean-ups throughout the month and a big celebration in the Cultural Plaza on Saturday, April 26th from 10 AM to 10 PM.

Also on Saturday, April 26th, volunteers from all the neighborhoods will be helping to build and install the new playground equipment in the Tropical Ridge Fitness Park located at 211 North H Street, 10 AM. 

On Sunday, April 27th, South Shores Tavern invites all the Neighborhoods to their 1st Annual Lake Worth Back Yard BBQ and Pot Luck Picnic from 4-8 PM. More details coming soon!

Palm Beach County Regional Alert System ~ Reverse 911

This from the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners via South Palm Park President Ted Johnson:

"The county’s emergency managers have the ability to issue alerts and notifications utilizing the “Palm Beach County Regional Alert and Notification System.”  This Internet-enabled, high-speed notification system allows the county and partnering agencies (police departments, Sheriff’s office, health department) the ability to make over 6,000 telephone (voice) calls per hour; send unlimited email and text messages and a large number of blast faxes.

In the past, the system has been used for numerous reasons such as emergency notifications including hazardous material spills, hurricane evacuations, lost children, crime watch notifications, and boil water orders.   Because of the system’s ability to go to the street/household level, the kinds of alerts and notifications possible are unlimited based on the situation or the agency’s needs.  For example, the recipients can be narrowed down to a particular street, town, etc.

A new and exciting component is the residential opt-in portal which allows individuals the ability to choose the type of alerts they wish to receive (i.e., weather, endangered adults, and/or crime and public safety).  

The system can be customized to fit an individual's needs. For example, part time residents will be able to deactivate/reactivate alerts via the internet, and all users will be able to register multiple phone numbers or email addresses. There is also a language option for Spanish speaking residents."

Enrolling in this service is fast and easy. CLICK HERE

Come for a visit on the NAPC "Front Porch"

Even the prettiest Front Porch gets prettier when Neighbors come to visit and share the news. Find out what's happening in your Neighborhood and all around this neighborly City we call our Hometown! The NAPC "Front Porch" is open to welcome friends and neighbors from 5 - 10 PM at Evening on the Avenues in the Cultural Plaza right smack in the heart of beautiful and friendly downtown Lake Worth on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month.

Friday, April 4th at Evening on the Avenues in the Cultural Plaza, hosted by the friendly neighbors of South Palm Park.

Friday, April 18th, again at Evening on the Avenues &
Saturday, April 19th at the Easter Egg Hunt in Bryant Park.

Be sure to sign our Guest Book to receive emails and important information from your Neighborhood Association. Not sure which of our 16 Neighborhood Associations serves your area? Our Friendly Front Porch hosts will be happy to assist you in locating your Association on the NAPC Neighborhood Map!

Bryant Park's Derby Day is Coming Soon! 

The Annual Bryant Park Neighborhood Association "Derby Day" event is scheduled for May 3rd at South Shores Tavern. Tickets are available from any Bryant Park board member. Ladies, it's never too soon to start creating an award winning bonnet for this event. Gentlemen will be judged for the best and that means - Most Outrageous - shirt! Here are a few pictures from last year's Derby Day!