THIS WEEK IN PALM BEACH
March 3, 2017 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
TRAFFIC ALERT 
Mar-a-Lago Roadblock
The Town of Palm Beach has issued a traffic alert for this weekend. At 8 AM Friday morning [NEW TIME!], a roadblock will be setup at South Ocean Blvd. around Mar-a-Lago until late Sunday. This schedule is subject to change.
Read More (Civic Association News) 
Police Bracing for Trump Visit, Protests This Weekend
protest

With a likely weekend visit from President Donald Trump quickly approaching, the Palm Beach Police Department is bracing for possible protests.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Trump, Scott, Rubio Expected at GOP Donor Weekend in Palm Beach
Trump Scott Rubio
Pres.Trump               Gov. Scott                    Sen.Rubio
Trump, who will be spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago Club, is slated to speak at a Friday night dinner. Scott will speak to a Saturday lunch and Rubio to a dinner on Saturday.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Construction Begins on Marine One Helipad at Trump's Mar-a-Lago
"The work is in progress," Mayor Gail Coniglio said Tuesday. "It is not complete. It is doubtful that it will be ready for the presidential visit this weekend."
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach County Aims to Weigh Benefits of Trump Visits 
Against Costs
Trump Visist 03-03
Much has been made of the escalating costs of providing additional security during President Donald Trump's trips to Mar-a-Lago, which he has dubbed the "winter White House."
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Trump Spokesman Sean Spicer Asked About 
Palm Beach County Costs
Sean Spicer
Sean Spicer
The Palm Beach Post has reported that the county has incurred yuuuge costs providing additional security and roadway management during Trump's trips to his Mar-a-Lago spread. 
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Worth Avenue Group: Business Improved During Trump's Last Visit
Worth Avenue merchants report an "uptick" in business following President Donald Trump's third visit to Palm Beach since taking office.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
TAX & FINANCE
Palm Beach County Gasoline Prices Stable, But Get Ready for the Run-Up!
Gas Pump
Enjoy this week's gasoline prices, because the spring run-up is forecast to start any day now.  Gasoline prices are relatively flat this week, with Palm Beach County's average dipping to $2.45 for a gallon of regular Monday from $2.46 a week ago, according to AAA's Fuel Gauge Report.  
Read More (Palm Beach Post) 
TOWN COUNCIL
Town Pays Farmworkers' Legal Fees; Protest Won't Come Here This Spring
Protesters

The Town of Palm Beach has paid more than $160,000 in attorneys' fees and costs stemming from a federal lawsuit that a farmworkers' rights group partially won last year.
Town Council to Appoint Members to the Investment Advisory Committee

The Town of Palm Beach announces board member openings on the Town Investment Advisory Committee effective May 2017.
ROYAL POINCIANA PLAZA
Royal Poinciana Plaza Earns Nod for Open-Air Dining Option
Outdoor Dining
Earlier this month, the Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance allowing plaza restaurants to ask for town permission to move some seating outdoors, provided there is no increase in the overall number of seats.  
ZIKA VIRUS
Zika May Be Spread by 35 Species of Mosquitoes
The Aedes aegypti species of mosquito, pictured here, is believed to be the most capable transmitter of Zika, but University of Georgia ecologists have created a predictive model that suggests up to 35 species of mosquitoes can spread the virus.
Read More (Bradenton Herald)
CIVIC ASSOCIATION
DIRECTORS IN THE NEWS
Moguls Say Goodbye to Judge, Venture Capitalist Lewis Schott
Lewis Schott
Lewis Schott


Sidney Kohl, Bob Wright, and Ira Harris, all Civic Association directors, spoke at the memorial service of Lewis Schott, also a former director of the Civic Association, at the Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla.
Read More (Page Six)
VIDEO: Wilbur Ross Swearing in for Secretary of Commerce  Monday
Wilbur Ross Swearing in
Wilbur Ross sworn in by Vice President Pence
The Senate confirmed Wilbur L. Ross, a former Civic Association director, as Commerce Secretary on Monday. 
Read More (Civic Association News)
VIDEO: Civic Association CEO Bob Wright on Media, Politics, & Pancreatic Cancer
Bob Wright
Bob Wright
Bob Wright, the Chairman and CEO of the Civic Association, discusses the media, politics and pancreatic cancer on the Stewart Varney show on Fox Business.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Medical wellness, Concierge Style
Thomas Peterffy
Thomas Peterffy
 
Billionaire Thomas Peterffy wants to revolutionize the way Palm Beachers receive medical care.  
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Jeff Greene's Closing the Gap Conference to Focus on Adapting to Change
Jeff Greene
Billionaire Palm Beacher Jeff Greene has invited politicians, business leaders, journalists, educators and celebrities to speak this year at his conference on how technological and cultural change are impacting the American dream.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)

MEETINGS & EVENTS
Wednesday, March 1 to Wednesday, November 15
Commencement of Lights Out for Sea Turtles
All lights that can be seen from beach
 
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

Wednesday, March 8, 9:30 AM
PBCA Everglades Restoration Tour
Paramount Building 
 
Tuesday, March 14, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting-Regular Business
Town Council Chambers
 
Wednesday, March 15, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting-Development Review
Town Council Chambers
 
Thursday, March 16, 9:30 AM
Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) Meeting
Town Council Chambers

Thursday, March 16, 12:00 PM
Annual Spring Board of Directors Meeting & Luncheon
The Sailfish Club
 
Thursday, March 16, 2:00 PM
Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Tuesday, March 21, 9:30 AM
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Wednesday, March 22, 9:00 AM
Architectural Commission (ARCOM) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Thursday, March 23, 9:00 AM
Shore Protection Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers

EVENTS
Floating Reception Honors Civic Association's Major Donors 
2017 Donor Reception
Leo and Kathryn Vecellio, Bob Wright
The Civic Association's Major Donors were richly rewarded for their support on February 27 at a buoyant affair hosted and underwritten by Kathryn and Leo A. Vecellio, Jr..  The Vecellio's are very involved in the Civic Association and Mr. Vecellio serves on the Executive Committee. 
Read More (Civic Association News)
Luncheon Ad 2017 This is a Civic Association Directors Event Only
PUBLIC SAFETY
Be Safe Boating: Sign Up for Free Class for Teens This Weekend
Power Squadron
Here's a class for people of all ages that could save lives when you're enjoying an afternoon on the Intracoastal Waterway or the open ocean.  
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Rip Current Warning Continues in Palm Beach County
The National Weather Service in Miami continues to warn of a high risk of rip currents on South Florida beaches through the weekend.  
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
WEATHER
Unusually Warm Days Pose Question: Is Winter Over for South Florida?
Weather 02-2017
Winter crosses its meteorological finish line Wednesday, a date dictated by man's timetable, marking a tidy end to what are supposed to be the coldest three months of the year.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Where to Get Hip in Palm Beach
Imoto dining room
At first glance, the words "Palm Beach" and "hip" might seem like strange bedfellows.
Read More (CNN)
ENVIRONMENT
Lights Out for Turtle Nesting Season Began Wednesday in Palm Beach
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting
Starting Wednesday, oceanfront property owners are being asked by the Town Council to shield or redirect lights shining on the beach to help protect nesting and hatching sea turtles.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
New Life for Old Flagler Memorial Bridge: Artificial Reefs 
Photo: Bob Holuba Civic Association Director
New life can grow from old bridges. An example of was that seen this week, as pieces of the old Flagler Memorial Bridge were taken by barge off the coast of Palm Beach to be dropped into the ocean.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Viking Yachts Marine Center Expansion
Viking Marine Center
Viking Yachts is expanding in Riviera Beach with plans to open the Viking Marine Center in January 2019.
  Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
SCRIPPS FLORIDA
Scripps Florida Scientists Take Aim at Obesity-Linked Protein  
Anutosh Chakraborty & Qingzhang Zhu
Anutosh Chakraborty & Qingzhang Zhu
Scientists are working to understand the mechanisms that make weight loss so complicated. 
Read More (Scripps Florida)
EVERGLADES FOUNDATION
Help Save the Everglades at Zoo Miami Family Fun Day!
Ramos Boys
The Ramos boys are back and are even more dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Florida Everglades.
GOOD SAMARITAN
MEDICAL CENTER
Wife Recognizes Stroke Symptoms Learned from Charity Foundation
Ren and Roseann Nardoni
Ren & Roseann Nardoni
"Within an hour, my wife and daughter said they could already see a noticeable difference in my behavior.  
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