Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Mango Groves Neighborhood Association Website!!!

Please check out our new website here -

As a result of our new website this blog will now become defunct.

Have a great night!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Photos from May Meeting

Below Joel Rutsky of the Conservation Management Division of Lake Worth Utilities gives a presentation on energy conservation for Lake Worth residents.

Cary Sabol who is running for Mayor gave a brief speech highlighting his platform. The City will be having a special election for Mayor on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Former Mayor Rene Varela resigned to take a job and be with his wife in Maryland.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

MGNA Updates

Good day Neighbors!!

We have three important events this month.

The first event is our Monthly Meeting on 5/19/11,
7pm, at the Compass Community Center on Dixie Hwy.
Special guest this month is the Lake Worth Utilities
Department who will be giving a presentation on the
City's free Energy Audits.

The second event is the Mango Groves Yard Sale
on 5/22/11 from 8am until Noon at 431 N "K" Street.
If you would like to donate items please call Andy
at 561-533-5272.
You can rent a table for the low price of $15 and
sell your own goods too. Anybody is welcome to participate.

The third event is the Mango Groves Crime Prevention Walk
sponsored by the Lake Worth Neighborhood Association President's
Council in conjunction with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
This event takes place on 5/28/11 from 10am until Noon. We
will be meeting at North Grade Elementary school at 10am sharp.

Any questions please let us know.

Have a great day!!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

City of Lake Worth Free Shade Tree Giveaway

Tomorrow (4/30/11) is the Annual Shade Tree Giveaway sponsored by the Lake Worth Tree Board. Get your free tree at City Hall from 8am until noon. Proof of residency required.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Publix Grand Opening Press Release

Subject: For Immediate Release: Grand Opening of Publix at Lake Worth

Photo Opportunity: Media is invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony, April 28, 2011 at 7:30 am. Media interested in taking photography or video of the interior of the store, please contact Kim Jaeger at 305-652-2411 x3816 to schedule an appointment for Wednesday, April 27, 2011 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.


Grand Opening of Publix at Lake Worth

Store Location: Publix at Lake Worth
214 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 493-5042

Date of Opening: Thursday, April 28, 2011

Time of Opening: 8 a.m.

Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday – Sunday

Pharmacy Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

LAKE WORTH, Fla., (April 19, 2011) ⎯ On Thursday, April 28, 2011, 8 a.m., the Publix at Lake Worth will begin serving customers. To kick-off the celebration, Publix will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. at the store’s front doors. Publix officials, members of the City Council, Lake Worth CRA and Lake Worth Chamber of Commerce are expected to be in attendance.

In addition to the traditional grocery, meat, produce, dairy and frozen food departments, the 28,000 square-foot store will feature the following full-service departments: bakery, deli, floral and fresh seafood as well as a Publix Pharmacy. Approximately 100 Publix associates will be employed at the new store.

The store’s art deco façade is reminiscent of some of the original Publix Super Markets which includes neon lighting and signage.

“The grand opening of this store has been long anticipated,” said Kim Jaeger, Publix Miami media and community relations manager. “We are excited to be a pedestrian friendly super market in the heart of such a vibrant downtown community. The art-deco façade of the store reflects Lake Worth’s vibrancy and culture.”

The first 1,500 customers on grand opening day will receive a free Publix reusable bag.

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 147,500 employees, with 2010 sales of $25.1 billion. Currently Publix has 1,034 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 14 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s website,

Monday, April 18, 2011

Graffiti Hotline Update

The Graffiti Hotline is no longer working. I called 3 times - as a citizen and not as a board member - to report 4 instances of tagging in Mango Groves. Yesterday I was fed up, so I rode my bike to all of the spots with a camera and took pictures. I then emailed the pictures to Captain Silva. By 10am this morning I had a message from PBSO about the graffiti. Below is the email:

"Mr. Smith,
The four locations mentioned will be cleaned up today, 4/18/11. Should you find any additional graffiti, please call the Sheriff's Office and a deputy will respond to photograph the graffiti and forward the report to our Graffiti Unit. Please do not hesitate to call me should you have any questions and thank you for contacting us regarding this issue.

Lieutenant Beth Krivda
Watch Commander
District 14 - City of Lake Worth
561-202-9620 (Office)
561-472-4596 (Cell)"

I strongly encourage you to contact the non-emergency number for any instances of graffiti that you find in Lake Worth. Or you can call Lt. Krivda whose number is above."

Let's keep Lake Worth beautiful!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Next Mango Groves Neighborhood Meeting This Thursday 4/21/11

Please join us for our monthly meeting this Thursday night - 7pm - at Compass on Dixie Highway. Special guest speaker this month is a representative from the Palm Beach County Animal Control.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Great American Cleanup - 4/16/11 8am - Noon

For those of you who missed it here are a few pictures from Saturday. Hope to see you next year at the annual Great American Cleanup.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Mango Groves Neighborhood Association is having a Yard Sale 5/22/11 8am until noon, to raise money to purchase neighborhood banners.
We currently have a design team hard at work on the banners and appreciate any donated items you can provide us.
We will be having the Yard Sale at our new neighborhood park—431 N K Street. Thanks for your support!!

You can rent a table for the low price of $15 and sell all of your items. There are plenty of tables available! Call Andy at 561-533-5272 if you would like to rent one!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Update on Vacant Lot at 431 N K Street

Today a number of Mango Groves residents, along with other residents of Lake Worth, and the mayor, began converting the vacant lot at 431 N K Street into a park. We spread mulch for a pathway around the large tree near the center of the lot and placed the benches that the city donated. We also cleared a lot of branches and vegetation from the lot, along with concrete, glass and trash. Someone donated some flowers and they were planted as well. We still have some work to do to make the lot into a real park. Plans are in effect to plant some shade trees along the sidewalks and to get more mulch for more pathways. The effort today was a positive stride towards improving our neighborhood and City. We would like to thank all those who helped, especially Suzanne Mulvehill who came through big for us on Friday to ensure that 3 benches, two trash cans, and a recycle bin were dropped off. Also, after dropping off these items the City took away a discarded sofa from the lot and some other waste. I will be posting some pictures on our blog shortly.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mango Groves’ Progressive Dinner!

INVITATION * * * * * * * MEMBERS ONLY * * * * * * * INVITATION

It’s back – Mango Groves’ Progressive Dinner

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2011

Happy Hour: 5:00 p.m. at South Shores, 501 Lucerne Avenue

Assorted Appetizers and Cocktails

Entree: 6:00 p.m. at 506 North L Street

Chicken Marsala

Rice Pilaf


Green Salad



Finale: 7:30 p.m. at 223 North K Street

Assorted Desserts


Good Conversation – Great Company – Lots of Fun

Price - $12.00 pp – Paid up Members Only

Pay at next meeting or call Pat @ 533-1187 or Elizabeth @ 313-2465 by April 6th

This has been one of our most popular functions. Limited space, so get your tix early!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Several Events Planned for March and April

The Mango Groves Neighborhood Association has several events coming up in the near future. First, on Sunday, March 20th we will be converting the vacant lot at 431 North "K" Street into a neighborhood green space. This event will kick off at 8am and all residents are welcome to pitch in!

Second, our monthly meeting will be taking place at 7pm on Thursday, March 24th at the Compass Community Center on North Dixie Hwy.

Finally, next month on April 16th is the Great American Cleanup Day. We plan on using this event to get together and take on some of the most neglected areas of our neighborhood. Stay posted for more details closer to the date.

Several residents have stepped forward indicating that they would like to volunteer their time for our board. We appreciate their willingness to participate!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

March Meeting Date Changed!

The date for the March MGNA Meeting has been moved from 3/17/11 to 3/24/11 due to St. Patrick's Day. Who can compete with St. Patty's Day? We are also seeking guest speakers for the March meeting. Please email us with any suggestions you may have -!!

PS - We are looking for a Treasurer - if interested please let us know!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Updates February 21, 2011

Several important emails have been sent out to our membership base. The first concerns the date of converting the vacant lot at 431 N K Street into a green space. A survey was sent out about this. Check back for the exact date and time of the event. It will be on a Sunday in March. I will be meeting with Martin Cybulski (City of Lake Worth Horticulturist) this Wednesday morning at 9am to discuss the lot.

The second email mentioned a need for a Mango Groves Logo. This is essential for our publications, this blog, and potentially our Neighborhood Banners. If interested please contact us!! Deadline March 10, 2011 (ideally).

The meeting minutes from the 2/17/2011 meeting are now on the blog as well.

Don't forget to check out Anna Maria's blog -

If you would like to buy a brand new MGNA tshirt please email us. You can see the shirts on the events page!

Friday, February 18, 2011

2/17/11 Meeting

Last night MGNA met for our February meeting. The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office made a presentation on their crime reduction techniques in our neighborhood and in the city of Lake Worth. Commissioner Scott Maxwell took time out from his dinner engagement to drop in and give us some more information on the controversial initiative to re-evaluate PBSO and possibly recreate a Lake Worth Police Department. Commissioner Maxwell was the only commissioner to vote against the 45K study and is very supportive of PBSO. He urges ALL citizens to write their representatives to voice their concerns over this issue. Homeland Security also made a presentation and encouraged us as citizens to report any suspicious terrorist like behavior. If you would like one of their flyers feel free to contact me. Finally, March 1st to 31st is "Lights Out" for sea turtles at our beach. Please do not remove the spikes that mark their nests on the beach. See for more info.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February Update

The new board met on Thursday night and discussed the direction we want our neighborhood to go in. I have been working on the flyer for the next meeting and it should be done by Sunday. I will be emailing everyone on our list about our next meeting, 2/17/2011, same place and time. 7pm @ Compass. If you are not on our email list please let us know by emailing! This year should be great for our neighborhood, and we are looking forward to many positive activities! And we are now on facebook - look up to the right if you want to "like" our page!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Welcome to Mango Groves Neighborhood Association's New Blog!

Mango Groves 2011 Officers and Board and Representative Jeff Clemens.

This blog is meant to inform citizens of Mango Groves about their neighborhood meetings, events, and other pertinent information involving the City of Lake Worth. Positive comments are appreciated.

"Good Neighbors Make Great Neighborhoods."

The first Mango Groves meeting for the year was very lively, and informative. Joe Kroll the Public Services Director for the City presented on neighborhood cleanups, and going forward the process should be a lot easier for us. The PBSO also presented on several of their recent successful prostitution and drug bust operations and community policing. New officers were sworn in by Representative Jeff Clemens who talked about some of his ideas for the State and the City and made it very clear that he intends to be accessible to his constituents. For more please see Minutes & Agendas.