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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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Live music: Violinist mixes classical, hip-hop in Lake Worth show

There's an under-the-radar concert series in a two-story condo complex on Lucerne Avenue in Lake Worth, and it's west of Dixie Highway and the downtown area. That's where violinist Gareth Johnson (garethjohnson.org) — who earned his master's from the Lynn Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton — has resided and presented his monthly downstairs "Parlor Series" since last summer.

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