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Lake Worth Means Business

Learn more about the Lake Worth CRA’s loan program created specifically for entrepreneurs looking to start a small business or existing small businesses looking to expand. The goal of this program is to encourage new businesses, improve the appearance of the City’s Artisanal and Mixed-Use districts, provide needed goods and services and jobs to area residents. Funding eligibility could include but is not limited to the following...

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Artists exhibit great work and kind souls

Some days you’re just lucky enough that everyone you encounter is delightful. One could easily posit the notion that good fortune has rained upon you and that’s fair enough – though visiting Artisans on the Ave Gallery in Lake Worth, one surmises that it’s just the right people who rain good fortune upon you. Such was the case at the, “My Father – My Friend” Father’s Day exhibition at Artisans on the Ave.

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CRA Featured in Federal Publication

The City of Lake Worth and Lake Worth CRA have been featured in a new research publication from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This document...

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CRA & Community Partners Receives $500,000 Grant

The Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and Community Partners (also known as Housing Partnership Inc.) were recently awarded $500,000 in catalytic grant funds for neighborhood and community improvements in Lake Worth.

The CRA and Community Partners partnered in 2014 to apply for these competitive funds to be used in the most economically distressed areas of Lake Worth. This partnership was one of only 11 applications to be funded nationwide.

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Forget LA and NYC: This is the New Maker Hotspot

A small city in South Florida is an under-the-radar, up-and-coming hotbed of makers. Miami obviously has a huge arts scene. Locals know that Ft. Lauderdale does, too. But Lake Worth, in Palm Beach County, is the one to watch. It's a city on the verge.

The Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency has received over $23 million in grants from HUD to improve blighted areas of the city as part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. They've used the money to...

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Artist's creatures are ugly inside and out

Woody Othello's new installation at Unit 1 gallery in Lake Worth is a living room filled with odd and grotesque creatures who fritter away their lives and dwell in mediocrity. One stoneware sculpture, a figure with black, saucerlike eyes, is sprawled on a section of hardwood floor, gazing at a gold watch. His skin tone is chalky gray and medicinal green, his toenails dark and gangrenous, his bald cranium enlarged and pointed. Another creature with jaundiced skin stands on an end table, joined by a pair of frowning, unscrupulous-looking cohorts with red and purple skin.

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