November 17, 2017 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
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Co-sponsored by Florida Crystals and
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Brian Williams
Keynote Speaker
MSNBC Anchor Brian Williams
Monday, February 12, 2018
VIP Meet and Greet Reception - 11:00 am 
Luncheon - 12:00 pm
The Breakers, Palm Beach

For reservations, please call Allison Tardonia, Membership and Events Manager 
at 561-655-0820
Brian Williams Veterans Day Tribute to Medal of Honor Recipient 
Col. Jack Jacobs
Brian Williams
A special tribute to friend of the show Colonel Jack Jacobs, whose bravery reminds us what Veterans Day is all about.
Inlet Maintenance Dredging is Set to Begin - Sand Going on North Beaches
Cutter head dredge
By Michele Dargan, Special for the Civic Association -
The process of putting $8 million worth of sand on north end beaches - at no cost to the town through inlet maintenance dredging - will begin Friday by moving equipment onto the beach, said Coastal Program Manager Rob Weber.
Brown Ocean Water Blamed by Storm Runoff & Lake O Discharges
Ocean water quality
The Palm Beach County Tourism Council is sending a letter to Governor Rick Scott about ocean water quality concerns. The typical beautiful, turquoise green waters have been replaced by brown, nasty-looking water over the last few weeks.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Will Palm Beach Budget Cuts Take a Bite Out of Shore Protection?
beach renourishment
A top-to-bottom review of town operations, with an eye toward trimming the budget, could mean deep cuts to coastal protection. "It could potentially impact the coastal program because all programs are on the table," Public Works Director Paul Brazil told the Shore Protection Board last week.
President Trump to Spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago 
Trump motorcade
Plans are underway for President Trump to spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago.  It will be his first visit of the 2017-2018 season. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a "VIP Movement Notification" for Palm Beach, Fla. Tuesday night, flagging dates between Tuesday, November 21 and Sunday, November 26 for flight restrictions.
Oakley Debbs Memorial 
Soccer Jamboree
Oakley Debbs
Join the Friends of Recreation and Red Sneakers for Oakley, Saturday, November 25 at the Palm Beach Recreation Center for the Oakley Debbs Memorial Soccer Jamboree. This event will celebrate the life of Oakley, who passed away last year from anaphylactic shock resulting from a nut allergy. 
Palm Beaches Marathon Plans Concert, 5K and Fireworks
Palm Beaches Marathon

Running will take center stage in downtown West Palm Beach, Palm Beach and Lake Worth December 1-3 as the FITTEAM Palm Beaches Marathon returns to the streets with a new course, new ownership and a freshened experience.
After Storm Delays, Reopening of Bradley Park Within Sight
The town is poised to celebrate the rebirth of Bradley Park on Dec. 12, when officials will gather for an opening at 9 a.m. The beautification project was originally to be completed by Nov. 1, but was delayed for a few weeks because of Hurricane Irma.
Town Council to Appoint 1 Alternate Member to the Town of Palm Beach Recreation Advisory Commission
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The Town of Palm Beach announces one alternate commission member opening on the Town of Palm Beach Recreation Advisory Commission effective January 9, 2018.  
Passenger Traffic Steams Ahead at South Florida's Two Main Cruise Ports in Fiscal 2017
Port of Palm Beach
Port of Palm Beach saw its cruise traffic falling 14 percent to 432,585 passengers from the prior fiscal period, due largely to 20 missed sailings by its sole cruise operator Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, port officials said.
Palm Beach County Community Comes Together to Continue to Help Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Hurricane relief from port
Weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, people in Palm Beach County are still working to get hurricane victims much needed supplies. There are a lot of people in remote areas that still don't have access to clean water, don't have medicine that they need or food, so we don't want to forget our fellow American citizens.


Friday, November 17, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Retirement Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Friday, November 17, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Investment Advisory Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, November 23 & 24
Thanksgiving Holiday - 
Town and Civic Association Offices Closed

Monday, November 27, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Holiday Tree Lighting
Bradley Park
Tuesday, November 28, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Tuesday, November 28, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Holiday Tree Lighting
Memorial Park
Tuesday, November 28, 6:29 PM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Tree Lighting
Worth Avenue
Wednesday, November 29, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Architectural Commission (ARCOM) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Conclusion of Hurricane Season
November 30, All Day
Thursday, November 30, 10 AM
Civic Association Town Beautification Committee
PBCA Community Room

Friday, December 1, 8:00 AM
A Cup of Joe with Bo - Undergrounding Phase 1 - South
South Fire Rescue Station, 2185 S. Ocean Blvd.
Monday, December 4, 8:00 AM
Coffee with the Crew - Undergrounding Phase 1 - North
Annie's Dock - North Ocean Blvd and East Inlet Drive

Civic Association Holds Forum on Hurricane Recovery & Underground Utilities 
Community Forum 11-17
By Michele Dargan, Special for the Civic Association
The Palm Beach Civic Association hosted a community forum Thursday morning on hurricane recovery and underground utilities. More than 85 people attended the event held at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. Deputy Town Manager Jay Boodheshwar spoke about "The Impacts of Hurricane Irma and Lessons Learned."
Read More (Civic Association News)
Palm Beach Town Council President Richard Kleid Won't Seek Another Term
Richard Kleid
Palm Beach Town Council President Richard Kleid said Thursday that he won't seek another term on the council in the March 13 election. Kleid, 85, has served on the council for 13 years, three of them as its president.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Top-Taxed Estates in Palm Beach: 2017
Kenneth C. Griffin home
Talk about your Top 40! That's the number of Palm Beach estate owners who were just billed at least $500,000 in taxes, based on a Palm Beach Daily News analysis of the new tax rolls.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach Police Department Issues Warning Regarding BITCOIN SCAM
On or about 11/16/2017 an unknown person or persons sent a letter requesting that a confidential fee be paid through BITCOIN to ensure the requesting person's silence.
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
In West Palm, This Downtown Issue Will Shape the Next Local Election
West Palm Construction
City Commissioners Shanon Materio and Sylvia Moffett have fielded competitors in their race for re-election in March, a race that will no doubt be overshadowed by the drive to shape West Palm Beach's growth and waterfront height limits.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Palm Beach County's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens
knox medical marijuana
Palm Beach County's first medical marijuana dispensary opened Tuesday, and Steve Buchholz of Lake Worth was among the first customers.
Read More (palm Beach Post)
Baptist Health South Florida and Bethesda Health Finalize Merger
Baptist Health Bethesda Health
Bethesda Health, headquartered in Boynton Beach, became a part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region. 
Read More (Baptist Health)
Promise of Stem and Regenerative Medicine: 
Are We Ready for Prime Time?


Learn about the latest in Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Research and the promise it holds to treat and cure diseases"
Join us for an interactive and lively discussion with
Dr. Shahin Rafii
from Weill Cornell Medicine, a global expert and leader in the field
Moderated by Dr. Leona Brenner-Gati
Former Vice President, Corporate Office of Science & Technology,
Johnson & Johnson and Former Acting Deputy Commissioner of Medical
Products and Tobacco, FDA
Dr. Daniel Yadegar,
Medical Director at HIH
Wed, December 13th, 2017
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