Learn more about the Neighborhood Road Bond Ballot Question

The City of Lake Worth website has a great deal of information about the upcoming ballot question regarding issuing a bond to repair roads.  Go to http://www.lakeworth.org/topics/2016/bond/ .  Here you will see the exact language of the ballot question–NOTE it is the only question on the BACK of the ballot.  There is a tax calculator to help you estimate how much the bond would increases taxes on your property if you are a property owner.  There are detailed maps showing which streets are within the plan as well as listing of streets within each district.  There’s lots of information about the condition of the roads and how they have been evaluated and ranked.

See the City Manager’s presentation and contact the City with questions at roadbond@lakeworth.org.

Scholarship Opportunity

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which assists high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential through education, is inviting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country.

Scholarship recipients will be awarded as much as $40,000 per year for four years to cover the cost of tuition, books, living expenses, and other fees. Up to forty spaces are available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the best four-year colleges and universities in the nation. In addition to financial support, the program offers an on-staff adviser to help students transition to college and maximize their campus experience, a network of scholars, and opportunities students might not otherwise have access to, including funding for internships, study abroad, and graduate study.

To be eligible, applicants must plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in the spring of 2017 and enroll in an accredited four-year college in the fall of 2017; earn a cumulative, unweighted G.P.A. of 3.5 or above; receive an SAT combined math and critical reading score of 1200 or above or an A.C.T. composite score of 26 or above; and demonstrate unmet financial need.

For complete scholarship guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions, see the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website.

http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/

Follow Eden Place on Twitter and Instagram

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We now have a Twitter account (@EdenPlaceLW) and Instagram account (@EdenPlaceLakeWorth) for the Eden Place Neighborhood Association!  If you use Twitter or Instagram, please follow us to stay connected.  If you have a business, it’s a great way to increase visibility for your business, too!

Thank you Pamela DePalma for setting up these accounts!

Eden Place Business Directory

Check out the new Eden Place Business Directory!

You can add a business located in Eden Place or a business outside of Eden Place that is owned by an Eden Place resident.

Boundaries of Eden Place:  Eden Place extends from the north side of 13th Avenue North to the south side of Wellesley Drive (formerly known as 19th Avenue North) and from the center line of Dixie Highway to the Intracoastal Waterway.

Map of Lake Worth Neighborhoods: click here for a map

Free/discounted Comcast internet service for families

For your information, Comcast has renewed its commitment to the Internet Essentials program for the 2014 -15 school year by announcing yesterday that it will offer:

  • Up to six months of free service for any new eligible family signing up for Internet Essentials broadband service and approved between Aug. 4 and Sept. 20.

For more information or to apply:

English –  1-855-339-6124  or   Apply.InternetEssentials.com/event/bts2014

Spanish –  1-855-339-6125  or  Aplicar.InternetBasico.com/event/bts2014

  • Amnesty for certain low-income families that could qualify for Internet Essentials but have a past-due balance. Customers who have an outstanding bill that is more than a year old are now eligible for Internet Essentials, as long as they meet other eligibility criteria.

Internet Essentials, which was launched in 2011 to help narrow the digital divide, provides broadband service from Comcast for $9.95 a month plus tax and the option to buy an Internet-ready computer for less than $150, plus access to free digital literacy training in print, online and in-person.

The offer is open to families of students who are eligible for federally subsidized free/reduced-price meals—or who attend schools where at least 70 percent of students are eligible for free/reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program, including public, parochial, private and homeschooled students. Comcast has connected more than 350,000 families, or about 1.4 million low-income Americans, since the start of the program. Internet Essentials is offered in areas where Comcast provides service.

By offering up to six months of complimentary Internet Essentials service, along with an amnesty program, Comcast hopes to demonstrate to even more families that there is no better school “supply” than having broadband Internet at home. With it, kids can do their homework, parents can be more connected to their children’s teachers and schools, and the entire family has access to resources that will help them all succeed.