December 1, 2017 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
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Monday, February 12, 2018
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Bradley Park Beautification
Ribbon Cutting Scheduled
The Preservation Foundation gave a presentation this week to the Civic Association Beautification Committee on the Bradley Park transformation project.
A Ribbon Cutting ceremony to re-open the park is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 9 a.m.
Storm-Damaged Town Dock Will Cost $300,000 to Repair
Annie's Dock
It will cost an estimated $300,000 to repair the town-owned dock at the northern tip of the island after it was damaged by Hurricane Irma, a town official said this week.
Beach Access in Palm Beach Remains a Source of Confusion
beach access
There are many access paths to the shore in Palm Beach, but knowing which paths are public and which are private can be difficult. There are two types of public beach access paths - those with public rights of way and those whose use is restricted to the residents of a designated street, Weber said.
Soccer Event Marks Official Naming of Palm Beach Field for Oakley Debbs
Oakley Debbs
Oakley Debbs always wanted his own field. The town and Friends of Recreation dedicated the Seaview Park athletic field at the Palm Beach Recreation Center to Oakley Saturday in front of family and friends and a couple hundred people at the Oakley Debbs Memorial Soccer Jamboree.
Worth Ave. Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration in Palm Beach [Video]

The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Worth Ave. was attended by hundreds this week and included Santa riding in on a Fastboats Marine Group speedboat. Mary Robosson, VP of the Palm Beach Civic Association, was there for the celebration and recorded a video on her cellphone.
Palm Beach Panel: Signs - but no $31K Study - for North End 
Truck Problem
Trucks shiny sheet file photo
Daily News File Photo
A Town Council committee has said no to a $31,000 traffic study to determine how to handle large trucks causing problems and property damage on the narrow roads of the North End.
Utility Project Workers Hit Gas Main, Cause Leak in Palm Beach
Crews working on the project to bury utility lines on the northern part of the island caused a gas leak this afternoon when they were moving a line under the road and hit a main line, Palm Beach Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Sean Baker said.
  Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Nightly Closures Scheduled on Southern Bridge
Southern Blvd Bridge
The westbound lane will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly on the following dates: Monday-Thursday, Dec. 3-Dec. 7, Dec. 10-14 and Dec. 17-21.
CBS 12's Inquiry into Derelict Boats Sparks FWC Investigation
registered boats
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is now investigating several boats to determine if they're derelict after CBS12 investigates reported them to the state. Now one man who lives on the water says the problem is a huge concern.
Time Inc. has new owners, including the Koch brothers
David Koch

A sizable chunk of the business -- $650 million worth -- will be sold to a company owned by Charles and David Koch, a Civic Association Director. 
Palm Beach County Cultural Leader Alex Dreyfoos a Lifelong Boater
Alex Dreyfoos, a Civic Association Director, is well-known for all that he's accomplished over the years in and for Palm Beach County - from the Kravis Center to the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts.
Miami Open Reaches Deal to Move to Dolphins' Stadium In 2019

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, a Civic Association Director, has moved closer to bringing a championship to his stadium - in tennis.
James and Sue Patterson Team Up 
on a Children's Book
Courtesy David Burnett
Have you ever suffered horripilation and created a kerfuffle when your arachibutyrophobia kicks in at being served a peanut butter sandwich? Which you'd know if you'd read Big Words for Little Geniuses, a new alphabet book for young readers by James Patterson and his wife, Sue.  
The Most Expensive U.S. Hurricane Season Ever: By the Numbers
hurricane irma
This year's U.S. Atlantic hurricane season is officially the most expensive ever, racking up $202.6 billion in damages since the formal start on June 1.
Read More (Bloomberg)
Florida to Get $615M in 
Federal Relief for Irma
Hurricane Irma
The federal government on Tuesday awarded $615.9 million in aid to areas of Florida hard hit by Hurricane Irma. "We must continue to work to ensure everyone impacted by this storm can fully recover," said Governor Rick Scott.
Read More (Orlando Sentinel)


Monday, December 4, 8:00 AM
Coffee with the Crew - Undergrounding Phase 1 - North
Annie's Dock - North Ocean Blvd and East Inlet Drive
Tuesday, December 5, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Underground Utilities Task Force (UUTF) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, December 6, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Shore Protection Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, December 6, 10:00 AM
Civic Association Public Safety Committee Meeting
PBCA Community Room

Wednesday, December 6, 2:00 PM
Civic Association Marketing Committee Meeting
PBCA Community Room

Thursday, December 7, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Ordinances, Rules, and Standards Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Monday, December 11, 9:30 AM
Pension Workshop
Town Council Chambers
Monday, December 11, 5:30 PM
Civic Association Holiday Party 
The Breakers Palm Beach

Tuesday, December 12, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting-Regular Business
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, December 13, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting-Development Review
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, December 13, Noon
Civic Association Directors Luncheon

Friday, December 15, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Architectural Commission (ARCOM) Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Your Palm Beach Guide to Town Elections in 2018
Palm Beach Town Hall
Palm Beach Town Council Races are Heating Up. Stay up-to-date with an overview of who is running for which seats.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Attorney Harris Fried Bids for Council Seat
Harris Fried
Midtown resident Harris Fried said he will run in the March 13 election for the Town Council seat being vacated by Richard Kleid.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach Town Council Candidate Decides to Run for a Different Seat
Michael John Vincent Spaziani
Just days after filing to run against Lew Crampton for a Town Council seat in the March 13 election, Michael John Vincent Spaziani has re-filed to run against incumbent Councilwoman Margaret Zeidman.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Holiday Safety Tips
season of safety
The holiday season is always a special time of year. It is also a time when people become vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. 
Read More (Civic Association News)
Hazardous Conditions at the Beach [Video]
red flag beach day
Red and purple flags are flying on beaches in the Town of Palm Beach. The reasons are because of hazardous surf, rip currents, and stinging man-o-war (purple flag) in the water.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Speed Limit Lowered in Palm Beach Shopping District
John Corey
With the reduction of the speed limit in the shopping district along South County Road, Palm Beach has taken another step toward becoming a more pedestrian-friendly town.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Why Flooding in Palm Beach Might Affect Sunday's Marathon
Concerns about flooding along the island portion of the Fit Team Palm Beaches Marathon route could force organizers to switch to a backup route.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach County Faces $50 Million Shortfalls Each of Next 3 Years
Palm Beach County Logo
Palm Beach County is facing projected budget deficits of about $50 million a year starting in 2019, according to an analysis prepared for commissioners, who met to discuss the budget Tuesday.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Palm Beach County Sends $1 Million, 100 Tons of Goods to Maria Victims
Maria Del Mar Melendez
Palm Beach County Cares, a coalition of local aid groups, has delivered more than 200,000 pounds of goods to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were both devastated by Hurricane Maria in September.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
UCF: New Test for Zika Virus on Course to be Commercialized, Detects Zika Infection in 30 Minutes
Florida Zika Virus
A new diagnostic test that can detect a Zika viral infection within 30 minutes could be headed to hospitals in the next year thanks to a partnership between the University of Central Florida and Orlando-based biotechnology startup Nano Discovery Inc.
Read More (Space Coast Daily)
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
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