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Artisans on the Ave Highlight Artist/Veterans and Palm Beach Troop Support!

Celebrate Veterans Day with Artisans on the Ave. on Saturday November 8, 2014.  We will feature our artists who are veterans or married to one and Palm Beach Troop Support!  Stop by before or after the Lake Worth Veterans Day parade and festivities.  Volunteers from Palm Beach Troop Support, will be on hand to accept your donations.  Open all day from 11am to 9pm. The Rickie Report is proud to share the details and some photos.







630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, Fl. 33460





Packing Boxes for Support our Troops

Packing Boxes for Support our Troops


Palm Beach Troop Support is focused on helping returning wounded and disabled vets. PBTS volunteer efforts started 12 years ago, sending letters and care packages to friends and family. Now PBTS takes on large scale projects such as rehabbing vets old homes and recently purchased a new home for a local vet in need.  The volunteers of PBTS donate their labor and their hearts, as they take time to sit down and listen.  “We meet many fascinating heroes from as far back at WWII.”






Palm Beach Troop Support will continue to help as many of our heroes as often as they can. PBTS would like to thank their local business partners and all the folks that donate their financial and physical support. Please help us help our wounded that continue to return every day. This is the least we can do for our freedoms they so gallantly protected.



Delivering a Home for a Veteran

Delivering a Home for a Veteran





 Meet the Artists and Veterans




of Blu Paw

Robert Hunter of Blu Paw Woodworks



Robert Hunter

Blu Paw Woodworks, Exotic Wood Creations



Bob Hunter was drafted in April of 1968, went to Vietnam in September of that year and spent 14 months in the Central Highlands. His job was to map the movement of enemy troops in areas of conflict.



Robert Hunter's Blu Paw Creations

Robert Hunter’s Blu Paw Woodworks


Bob creates a variety of boxes, trays, food serving boards and furniture.  His designs are driven and inspired by the grains, colors and patterns of the exotic woods he is using.  Each piece is one of a kind.



The Captain and the Artist

The Captain, Bob Carew and the Artist, Joan Carew



Joan Carew

Ceramic Sculpture
Title: Wherever you are is home



Joan and Bob married in 1971 and immediately reported to the island of Puerto Rico and Ramey Air Force Base.  After his tour, Bob was an active part of the Armed Forces for 30 years in the role of a Naval Reservist.


Home Is where ever you are by Joan Carew

“Where Ever You Are Is Home” by Joan Carew



Joan says “Some of my work recalls the theme of his absences as in ‘Wherever you are is Home’.  Bob continues to serve his country in the role of a Natural Resource Specialist, helping to preserve our natural resources.”



Durga and Dennis Garcia

Durga and Dennis Garcia


Durga and her newly retired veteran Dennis Vargas Garcia, retired Gunnery Sergeant USMC.  They met on the rifle range in Camp Pendelton, CA.

Durga Garcia

Fine Arts Portraits


Durga is a published, internationally exhibited artist with several major Awards to her credit.  She is a South Florida-based freelance professional photographer of art for artists, portraits, commercial projects & events.



Portrait by Durga Garia

Portrait by Durga Garia




Jim McClean

Fused glass and Beaded Jewelry


Jim McClean

Jim McClean


Jim grew up in Philadelphia, where he made the decision to enlist.  After his tour of duty he spent many years in Wyoming before moving to Florida to follow his passion of creating Art works in Fused glass.


His colorful and whimsical works display his playful sense of humor.


Jim McClean's Fused Glass

Jim McClean’s Fused Glass


For More information contact Capt.T. Turpin/ Palm Beach Troop Support/ Tropical Sands Christian Church 561-722-3583


Artisans On The Ave Gallery

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in the middle of downtown Lake Worth, Florida.

Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM.

Our Gallery features the work of 25 local artists working in all media.

For information on becoming an artist with two or three-dimensional art in our gallery please call Betty Wilson 561-762-8162 or Linda Manganaro 561-308-7263.

Gallery phone: 561-582-3300.




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



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