October 26, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 


Civic Association Election Forum Explains the Ballot Questions

Midterm election forum

Over 140 attended the Civic Association Election Forum on Monday, Oct. 22 to better understand the ballot questions for the Midterm Election. All together there were 12 Constitutional Amendments explained by Todd Bonlarron, Palm Beach County Assistant Administrator, and a School Board Tax Referendum explained by Mike Burke, Palm Beach County School Board Chief Financial Officer. 

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2018 Midterm election voters guide
The Civic Association has mailed the Midterm Election Voters Guide to members. If you would like to receive a printed copy of the guide, join us today! If you would like a pdf version of the guide, download by clicking on the link below.

Annual Awards Luncheon
with Keynote Speaker Dr. Oz
Call to Purchase Your Tickets Today!
Palm Beach Officials, Residents Break Ground on New Rec Center, Citing Persistence, Patience
Shovel People
Image: Capehart
After two years and more than 30 Town Council meetings, Palm Beach officials rolled out the red carpet to break ground on the new Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center on Seaview Avenue on Monday.
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Palm Beach Imposes 180-Day Moratorium on Rental Scooters
Bird scooter
Fearing the possibility of scooters littering the town's sidewalks, Palm Beach imposed a 180-day moratorium on all rental scooters.
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Palm Beach Real Estate Market Shifting into Higher Gear
With a new season upon us, Palm Beach's revved-up real estate market has continued its year-long shift into higher gear, driven in no small part by affluent home buyers whose wealth has steadily increased and who increasingly view the island as a picture-postcard-perfect tax haven.
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Palm Beach Day Academy 
Announces New Head of School
Fanning M. Hearon III
Fanning M. Hearon III
After a five-month search, Palm Beach Day Academy has a new head of school. The school's search committee chose Fanning M. Hearon III, an educator with 27 years of experience and the head of Maple Street School in Vermont. Hearon will start July 1.

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Business Openings and Closings Throughout Palm Beach
Here's a run-down of some of the business openings and closings since last season. There are 10 closings and 15 openings.
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Palm Beach Code Board Approves $50,000 Palm House Settlement
The Code Enforcement Board unanimously agreed Thursday to a $50,000 settlement with the owner of the long-stalled Palm House condominium-hotel project.
Society Insider: New Season Brings More of the Same and a Lot of Change
Longtime resident and GOP stalwart Nancy Brinker, a
Civic Association Director founded the Komen national breast cancer charity, then took a temporary leave to accept an ambassadorship to Hungary for her longtime friend President Bush and State Department protocol gig for President Obama. Now the social calendar slots that were once labeled "Komen" are reserved for The Promise Fund,
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Friday, November 2, 8:00 AM
A Cup of Joe with Bo
Undergrounding Phase 1 - South
South Fire Rescue Station, 2185 S. Ocean Blvd.
Monday, November 5, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Coffee with the Crew
Undergrounding Phase 1 - North
Annie's Dock 
North Ocean Blvd and East Inlet Drive
Tuesday, November 6, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Midterm Election Day
Local Polling Location
Wednesday, November 7, 9:00 AM
Recreation Advisory Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, November 8, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Community Shredding & Electronics Recycling, Destruction Identity Theft Prevention Event
South Parking Lot of Phipps Ocean Park
Switch to Underground Power System to Start Soon in Palm Beach
Switching customers from the overhead to the new underground power system is expected to begin next month in the South End and far North End of Palm Beach.
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80% Chance of Storm Development in
N. Atlantic
After 10 days of quiet from the Tropics we have a new storm that has an 80% chance to develop in the north Atlantic. Long range forecasts say it will move north and then west over the weekend, then north and northeast and out to sea by late next week. See maps and the Civic Association will be watching and updating as the Hurricane Season continues.
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Heat Lingers, but Drier Air Giving Some Relief
10-27-2018 weather
Cooler weather is on its way. Well, at least a little cooler. And not right away. It does seem a little cooler, because humidity is down, forecasters said.  
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King Tides, Full Moon this Week Could Bring Flooding Along Intracoastal
October's full moon rose with a seasonal tug on South Florida's waterways that caused minor flooding in vulnerable areas along the Intracoastal Waterway.
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This Week in Palm Beach 20181019
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We Can Act to Stop Polluting Our Water
India Foster
India Foster
By India Foster
With the advent of a second red tide this month, we all need to be asking ourselves, what can we do differently in the future? One easy solution is to stop using, or at least regulate, pesticides and fertilizers at our homes and businesses.
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SAVE THE DATE! Community Shredding & Electronics Recycling, Destruction Identity Theft Prevention Event
shredding event
Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in the world today and that makes properly disposing of confidential documents even more important than ever. The Palm Beach Police Department Community Shredding & Electronics Recycling, Destruction Event will be held on Thurs., November 8, 2018 from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the South Parking Lot of Phipps Ocean Park.
Stuart Will Pursue Brightline Station;
City is Considering
Three Locations
brightline station
City commissioners on Monday unanimously agreed to apply for a Brightline station. The commission made its decision after soliciting community input through a public workshop and survey and engaging in more than a month of discussion.
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Construction & Traffic Highlights
Traffic 8-14-17
Click on the link below to download a copy of the Construction and Traffic Report for the week.
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