THIS WEEK IN PALM BEACH
The News Palm Beachers Need to Know

January 29, 2016
UNDERGROUNDING
Undergrounding News: How to Get Involved

This week, the Town of Palm Beach launched a new website and mailed an undergrounding update to all town residents. Click link below to learn more:

UndergroundPalmBeach.com
Undergrounding Presentation and Town Hall Style Meetings at Town Square Celebration
On Sunday, January 31, 2016, the Town of Palm Beach and the Centennial Commission will host the Town Square Celebration from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. During the Celebration, the Town will have both an undergrounding booth adjacent to Memorial Park and an undergrounding presentation in Town Hall Council Chambers.
Doyle Rodgers
In Memoriam

Doyle Rogers

1929 - 2016

The Palm Beach Civic Association is grateful for the exceptional life and service of Civic Association Chairman Emeritus Doyle Rogers who passed away peacefully last Sunday.

SOLD OUT!
BREAKFAST WITH OUR VISIONARY LEADER STEVE ROSS
Breakfast with keynote speaker Steve Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins, chairman and founder of The Related Companies, and a Palm Beach Civic Association director. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CALL TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST 561-655-0820.

Monday, February 15, 2016
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Colony Hotel
Civic Association Director Michele Kessler & Mark Nosacka,
CEO Good Samaritan


Civic Association - Good Samaritan Luncheon
See the Photos!
Michele Kessler, a Civic Association Director and member of the Executive Committee, opened her home for a Women's Luncheon featuring leaders of Good Samaritan Medical Center. Over 35 Civic Association members attended.
BEACH NEWS
Photo by Allen Eyestone
Photo by Allen Eyestone   
As Trash Piles Up On Palm Beach Shores, Nonprofit Offers For-Hire Private Cleanup
With all the trash washed up on the island's shoreline this winter, beach cleanups have turned from volunteer-based good deeds to a paid necessity.
Wayne Richards
Richards Named Chairman of Port of Palm Beach Board
Wayne M. Richards, an attorney and board member of 16 years, has been elected chairman of the Port of Palm Beach Board of Commissioners, the port has announced.
CIVIC ASSOCIATION EVENT
Ann Norton Sculpture Garden
Private Tour and Luncheon at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
11:00 am

2051 South Flagler Drive,  
West Palm Beach
 
CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEMBERS ONLY
WEST PALM DEVELOPS
Jeff Greene Forges Ahead on West Palm Project
The city of West Palm Beach recently approved billionaire developer Jeff Greene's $250 million mixed-use project for 550 North Quadrille Boulevard, and Greene, who has amassed multiple land holdings in the city, told The Real Deal it's 'absolutely' his No. 1 priority.
Read More (The Real Deal)

Convention Center Hotel to 
Welcome First Guests
The wait is over for Palm Beach County tourism leaders who have long fought for headquarter hotel to compliment the convention center in downtown West Palm Beach.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
CIVIC ASSOCIATION
DIRECTORS IN THE NEWS
Author James Patterson on Life, Literature & Being a Lucky Man
Nearly 40 years ago, working as an ad man at legendary firm J. Walter Thompson, the very agency that reportedly inspired Mad Men, James Patterson penned an unforgettable jingle and had an entire generation melodically declaring that they were Toys R Us kids.

MEETINGS & EVENTS
Sunday, January 31, Noon - 5 PM
Town Square Celebration
Town Hall Square
 
Tuesday, February 2, 9:00 AM
Underground Utilities Task Force (UUTF) Meeting
Town Hall Council Chambers
 
Thursday, February 4, 9:30 AM
Town Hall Council Chambers
 
Thursday, February 9, 9:30 AM 
Town Hall Council Chambers
 
Monday, February 15, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 
BREAKFAST WITH OUR VISIONARY LEADER 
Steve Ross 
The Colony Hotel | Pavilion Room

Tuesday, February 23, 11:00 
Private Tour and Luncheon
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
Call or Email Karen at the Civic Association to RSVP
561-655-0820 
Town Hall Square Celebration Set for Sunday
Join us January 31 at Palm Beach Town Hall.
Many Hands, Deep Pockets Steer Ambitious Town Square Project
Centennial Commission decided to transform the green space north of Town Hall as an area to beautify.
Lakefront Soiree a Thank You to Civic Association's Major Donors
The clouds parted as the fun rolled in to town.
Palm Beach to Return to Negotiations with Fire Union
On Aug. 28, both town and union officials declared an impasse in years-long contract negotiations citing two issues: the length of the work week and retirement benefits.
Latest News from Scripps Florida
Pat Griffin: Toward New Treatments for Disease
Patrick Griffin's scientific life has always revolved around discovering new approaches towards treating disease.
Flagler Bridge Closure - Saturday, January 30, 2016
The Flagler Memorial Bridge will be closed on Saturday, January 30, 2016, from 7:00 am to 12:00 Noon for the 2016 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
WPB Mayor Jeri Muoio's 2016 State of the City Address
Before a packed ballroom at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, Mayor Muoio spelled out her vision for the future of the city.  She revealed the city planning $30 million dollars in road improvements, city park upgrades, neighborhood enhancements and more.
See Speech Video & Read Transcript (WPB City News)
Police: Man Alledged in Palm Beach Shooting Charged
The Town of Palm Beach Police arrested a man discharging a firearm in public and culpable negligence.
 
Image: Shiny Sheet
Spensor Wilson, Longtime Town Employee, Passed Away Sunday
Spencer Wilson, longtime information systems manager for the town, died Sunday after a long battle with illness. He was 52.
Palm Beach Fire Rescue Announces CPR Day
Saturday February 13, 2016, Palm Beach Fire Rescue will be providing Hands-Only CPR training for the public.
Read more - 
(Town of Palm Beach)