THIS WEEK IN PALM BEACH
February 17, 2017 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
Araskog Takes Pucillo's Seat as Kleid Named Council President
Julie Araskog, Michael Pucillo & Richard Kleid
Julie Araskog             Michael Pucillo         Richard Kleid
Newly elected Town Councilwoman Julie Araskog took her seat at Tuesday's meeting after being sworn to a two-year term by Judge Lisa Small.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
PRESIDENT TRUMP
President Will Return to Palm Beach for 3rd Straight Weekend
Mar-a-Lago Roadblock
Starting at 8 AM on Friday morning, (February 17, 2017), all forms of travel, including pedestrian travel, will be prohibited on S. Ocean Blvd from the intersection of S. County Rd. to Southern Blvd. 
Read More (Civic Association News)
Protests, Not Trump's Presence, 
Are Costly for Town
Allen Eyestone  Daily News
Allen Eyestone/Daily News
Since President Donald Trump was elected, Town of Palm Beach officials have said they would try to keep down security costs when Trump is in town.
Mayor: Town Vigilant on Traffic During Presidential Visits
Mayor Coniglio
 
Town officials have scrambled to find ways to keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible during President Trump's back-to-back weekend visits to Mar-a-Lago.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Town Aims to Mitigate Traffic Impacts During Trump Visits

Each Friday through May 1, the Town of Palm Beach will take steps to mitigate the traffic impacts due to visits from the president of the United States to Palm Beach. 
Palm Beach Residents Speak Out Against Trump's Proposed Helipad
Citing concerns about noise and wind damage, several residents spoke out during Tuesday's Town Council meeting against a proposed helipad to be installed at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
PBSO Overtime at $1.5 Million 
and Growing as Trump Set 
to Return Again
Palm Beach Sheriff logo
With President Donald Trump likely to return to Mar-a-Lago on Friday for a third consecutive weekend, Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw estimates his deputies have already racked up about $1.5 million in overtime costs for Trump's other visits since the Nov. 8 election.
TOWN COUNCIL
Council Takes First Step to Ban 
Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers in 
Palm Beach
Lowes Leaf Blower
Citing residents' complaints, the Town Council decided Tuesday to ban noisy gas-powered leaf blowers on most properties in town but made an exception for those larger than an acre.
Board to Revisit Business Plan for Rec Center
The town presented the business plan to the Recreation Advisory Commission on Wednesday, hoping to obtain the board's approval. Members unanimously voted to defer a decision until their March meeting.
Council Approves First Contract for New Palm Beach Rec Center  
Courtesy Town of Palm Beach
Courtesy Town of Palm Beach
Town officials agree it might not be the ideal time to build a new recreation center, but it's best to move forward now while private donations are available.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News) 
CIVIC ASSOCIATION TOURS
Civic Healthcare Committee Tours New Longevity Center
LED Bed Longevity Center
The Civic Association Healthcare Committee and directors, about 30 in all, toured the new Holistic Integrative Health (HIH) center in Royal Poinciana Plaza.
Garden Tour Takes a Look at Four Arts Greenery
The members of the Palm Beach Civic Association already know that Palm Beach is a great place to live. But it's nice to get a little reminder, especially when it includes fresh air, sunshine and greenery.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
CIVIC ASSOCIATION
DIRECTORS IN THE NEWS
Civic Association Honors Tommy Hilfiger, Who Talks of American Dream
Michele and Howard Kessler
Michele & Howard Kessler
Michele Kessler, chairwoman of the Palm Beach Civic Association's Event Planning Committee and a director, and husband Howard Kessler, hosted the Palm Beach Civic Association's by-invitation Underwriters' Dinner on Jan. 16 at their home.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Starting with Dreyfoos, Many Had Star Roles in Kravis Center Creation
Alexander Dreyfoos
Alexander Dreyfoos
One name comes up more often than any other when people talk about the Kravis Center: Alexander Dreyfoos. He was the force behind a 14-year campaign to build the center, overcoming almost universal doubt and countless obstacles. Civic Association Directors mentioned in the article with their contributions are:
- Alexander Dreyfoos
- Garrison duPont Lickle
- Judy Goodman
- Llwyd Ecclestone
- Stanley Rumbough
- Sidney Kohl
- Bill Meyer
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Dolphins Cancer Challenge Attracts Host of Celebrities, Thousands of Participants
Dolphins Cancer Challenge
By the time the Counting Crows took the stage for their afternoon concert before about 5,000 people at the Dolphins Cancer Challenge on Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium, most of the heavy lifting had been done.
Read More (Sun Sentinel)

MEETINGS & EVENTS
Friday, February 17, 2:30 PM
Investment Advisory Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
    
Monday, February 20, All Day
Presidents' Day
Town Hall Closed
    
Wednesday, February 22, 9:00 AM
Architectural Commission (ARCOM) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
  
Thursday, February 23, 9:00 AM
Shore Protection Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Wednesday, March 1 to Wednesday, November 15
Commencement of Lights Out for Sea Turtles
All lights that can be seen from beach
 
Wednesday, March 1, 9:00 AM
Recreation Advisory Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Thursday, March 2, 10:00 AM
Ordinances, Rules, and Standards Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Friday, March 3, 9:00 AM
Retirement Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Tuesday, March 7, 9:00 AM
Underground Utilities Task Force (UUTF) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
UNDERGROUNDING
Palm Beach's Utilities Plan Revised in Face of Soaring Costs
The original plan is likely to exceed its $90 million estimate voted on in the referendum by about $30 million, Kimley-Horn and Associates recently told the town.
WEST PALM DEVELOPS
Related Cos. Considers Adding a Second Convention Center Hotel 
Hilton West Palm Beach
The Related Companies is considering building a second convention center hotel in West Palm Beach after a successful first year for its Hilton hotel. 
Read More (The Real Deal)
JUST IN: Hoteliers eye as many as more 2,400 rooms in West Palm Beach 
Palm Harbor Hotel
Tourism is booming in Palm Beach County, and so are plans for new hotels in the county seat, West Palm Beach.  
Read More (Palm Beach Post) $
Planners Hold First Community Meeting on Floating Plaza Project
Currie Floating Park
Currie Park project involves a floating plaza, where you can literally walk out onto the intracoastal to shop and eat. 
Read More (Civic Association News) 
Eyes on the Island
HURRICANE
Return of El Nino? Surprising News for 2017 Hurricane Season
Florida Hurricane
The Climate Prediction Center officially declared the La Nina climate pattern kaput last week. It was really no surprise as La Nina was particularly weak this go around and the impacts may prove negligible in the long run.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
PUBLIC SAFETY
Safety Smart: Police, Fire Event Educates Residents
Meghan McCarthy  Daily News
Meghan McCarthy /Daily News
It was hard to miss the Palm BeachPublic Safety Day, which was held in-between the Fire and Police departments.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Friends of
Palm Beach 
Keeping Our Beaches
Clean
DATE:     February 18th
TIME:      9:00 am - 11:00 am
 
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SCRIPPS FLORIDA
Scripps Florida Collaboration Awarded $3.3 Million to Develop Next-Generation Breast Cancer Therapies 
Ben Shen & Christoph Rader
Ben Shen & Christoph Rader
A pair of scientists from (TSRI) have been awarded up to $3.3 million from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to create the next generation of breast cancer treatments.
Read More (Scripps Florida)
THE EVERGLADES
FOUNDATION
The Everglades Foundation Statement Regarding the Filing of House Bill 761
After Senator Bradley filed SB 10 in January, the support the public has shown for the concept of water storage south of Lake Okeechobee has been truly overwhelmingly. People from all over the state recognize this is not a local problem; it's a statewide problem.
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