November 22, 2017 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
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Dear Friends:

The Palm Beach Civic Association is grateful for the support of our Directors and Members who have provided the resources to grow our organization, and enrich the community with advocacy, educational forums, and signature events. 

For 74 years, the Association has stood by its mission to enhance the quality of life for the residents and businesses in our extraordinary town. Today we are the largest civic focused organization on the island, and well positioned to ensure that the quality of life will remain for generations of Palm Beachers to come.

Stanley M. Rumbough Jr.
Leadership begins with our citizens; on September 27th, the Civic Association lost a remarkable leader, Stanley M. Rumbough, Jr.

In memory of Stan's forty plus year commitment, and his key role in the development of the Civic Association and its policies, we have dedicated our 2017- 2018 Season in his honor. 

We extend our gratitude to the Rumbough family for designating the Palm Beach Civic Association as the recipient of charitable gifts in Stan's memory. We also wish to thank our members and friends who have already remembered Stanley M. Rumbough, Jr. in this significant way.

During this season of giving, we ask that you kindly consider a year-end gift to the Palm Beach Civic Association in memory of those who have built our organization throughout the years. Your tax deductible donation will honor our founders, our leaders, and our future.

With best wishes for a warm and festive holiday season,

Bob Wright
Palm Beach Civic Association
'Tis the Season!
Members enjoy our signature events, based on level of giving.   For membership or to donate, p lease contact:

Allison Tardonia
Membership and Events Manager
President Trump to Spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago [Video]
The President is expected to arrive roughly around 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21 and leave around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 26th, according to the VIP Movement Notification that was issued by the FAA.
Temporary Road Closure & Adjusted Traffic Patterns Around Mar-a-Lago
Mar-a-Lago Roadblock
Beginning at 8:00 am on Tuesday, November 21, the process of shutting roadways down will be initiated. The closure will be in effect through Sunday, November 26 until after the President leaves. 
Co-sponsored by Florida Crystals and
Good Samaritan Medical Center
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
Palm Beach Town Council: No Layoffs to Result from Financial Review
Palm Beach Town Hall
The Palm Beach Town Council says employee layoffs will be off the table when it looks for ways to cut costs as part of a comprehensive review of town operations.
Palm Beach Council Considers Opening Door to New Outside Events
royal poinciana
Palm Beach residents soon might have more to do outside as the beautiful winter weather creeps into Florida and the high season gets going. A request from the Royal Poinciana Plaza to hold yoga classes and promotional events outside could change the way Palm Beach handles business events.
Palm Beach Town Council OKs Signs at Parking Lot Business Entrances
William Kelly Daily News
William Kelly/Daily News
The six bare columns at the entrances to the Royal Poinciana Plaza may soon be adorned with new signs. And soon other Palm Beach businesses could follow. Members of the Town Council decided Tuesday night that they would like island businesses with parking lots to be able to advertise their entrances.
Town Council Meeting Actions
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To view the summary of actions taken at this month's Town Council meetings, please click on the applicable link below.


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
Lew Crampton Announces He Will Run for Palm Beach Town Council Seat
Lewis Crampton
South End resident Lew Crampton said Monday he will run in the March 13 election for the Town Council seat held by Richard Kleid. Crampton is chairman of the Citizens' Association of Palm Beach and vice chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach Set to Receive $4 Million for Public Beach Renourishment
FEMA Relief check
Beaches impacted by the two most recent hurricanes are about to get millions of dollars to help rebuild them. The town of Palm Beach says Hurricane Matthew and Irma eroded much of their shoreline
Read More (WPTV)
Advance Notice of Southern Blvd. Bridge Overnight Lane Closures
Southern Blvd Bridge
The westbound lane of Southern Boulevard Bridge will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly on the following dates:
Mon, Nov. 27, to Thur, Nov. 30
Sun, Dec 3., to Thur, Dec. 7
Read More (Civic Association News)
One of Biggest Private Yachts in World Sails into Port of Palm Beach
Image_ Bob Holuba_ Civic Association Director
Image: Bob Holuba, Civic Association Director
Days before President Donald Trump flies into town for Thanksgiving, one of the world's most expensive yachts, owned by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, sailed into the Port of Palm Beach Friday afternoon.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Florida Confirms Miami's First Mosquito-Borne Case of Zika in 2017
Florida Zika Virus
Florida health officials reported Miami-Dade's first local case of Zika for 2017 on Friday, marking the state's second case of mosquito-borne transmission of the virus this year.
Read More (Miami Herald)
A Stunning NASA Visualization Shows a Timelapse of this Year's 'Extremely Active' Hurricane Season
2017 hurricane season
The 2017 hurricane season was extremely active, with devastating storms like Harvey, Irma, and Maria that plowed through the Caribbean and Gulf Coast.
Read More (Business Insider)
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
50 Cocoanut Row, 
Suite 100, Palm Beach
Limited Availability
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