February 16, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
The Stanley M. Rumbough, Jr. 
Legacy Society Started for the 
Civic Association
Stanley M. Rumbough
Stanley M. Rumbough

Today is a remarkable day for the Palm Beach Civic Association. By the overwhelming generosity from the family of Stanley M. Rumbough Jr, the Palm Beach Civic Association has established The Stanley M. Rumbough, Jr. Legacy Society with gift commitments totaling over $1 million.
Jeff Smith Wins, 
Rumbough Legacy Society Established, Brian Williams Speaks
Jeff Smith, Brian Williams, Bob Wright
Jeff Smith, Brian Williams, Bob Wright
Well-known Palm Beach architect Jeffrey W. Smith received the 2018 William J. "Bill" Brooks Community Service Award from the Palm Beach Civic Association. Mr. Smith was honored Monday at the Civic Association's Annual Awards Luncheon in front of more than 200 people in attendance.
MSNBC's Anchorman Brian Williams Entertained at Palm Beach Civic Association Annual Awards Dinner
Howard and Michele Kessler, Brian Williams
Howard and Michele Kessler, Brian Williams
Michele Kessler, Chair of the Palm Beach Civic Association's Annual Award Luncheon Planning Committee, and her husband. Howard Kessler, hosted the Palm Beach Civic Association's Dinner at their home in Palm Beach on February 11, 2018.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Private Club Proposal Withdrawn Amid Mounting Pressure in Palm Beach
270 S. County Road
A proposal to turn two buildings at the entrance to Phipps Plaza into a private club resembling some of the most exclusive and famous spots in London is dead. Or is it? This version of the proposal definitely is dead.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach Real Estate: Will Tax Benefits Offset Wall Street Jitters?
910 S Ocean Blvd
Just when more affluent home buyers seem poised to jump back into Palm Beach's real estate waters, along comes a volatile stock market that might be bent on dampening their enthusiasm.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Town Offices Closed on February 19th for Presidents' Day
Civic Association Open
President's Day
In observance of Presidents' Day, all Town offices will be closed on Monday, February 19th and construction work or landscaping will not be allowed. Certain Town recreational facilities will be open and the public beaches will have lifeguards on duty from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
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Hurricane Preparedness Voluntary Id Cards & Out-Of-State Resident Id Cards
The Palm Beach Police Department is reminding businesses, residential employees, contractors and landscapers that while Town ID cards are not required, it is recommended that all new and renewal cards be obtained well in advance of the upcoming hurricane season.
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
Community Forum 2018
Free and Open to the Public, Valet Parking 
or Call
Palm Beach Approves Outdoor Events at Royal Poinciana Plaza
Bruce R. Bennett  Daily News
Bruce R. Bennett /Daily News
The Town Council on Wednesday approved Up Markets' application for a special exception allowing outdoor events at the Royal Poinciana Plaza - with conditions.
  Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach: Could Task Force Help Reopen Long-Shuttered Playhouse?
Royal Poinciana Playhouse
The Town Council is encouraging resident Bill Metzger to revive a citizens' task force that in 2009 presented a roadmap for re-establishing a viable theater at the Royal Poinciana Plaza. Metzger, who was one of the leaders of the 2009 group, floated the proposal at Tuesday's council meeting.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Up Markets Says Tenant Remains Interested in Playhouse
Royal Poinciana Playhouse
Up Markets' Alexandra Patterson is scheduled to update the Town Council again Tuesday on the company's progress in nailing down a tenant for the shuttered Royal Poinciana Playhouse. The landmarked theater has been closed since 2004.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News) 
Presidential Visit Expected in Palm Beach this Holiday Weekend
Mar-a-Lago Roadblock
President Trump is expected to arrive at Palm Beach International Airport sometime after 3:15 p.m. on Friday and leave by 5 p.m. on Monday, according to an alert issued by the FAA.
Fear, Tweeting in S. Florida as Fighter Jets Rumble Overhead
two F-16s
Military jets flew low above South Florida Wednesday morning, and while it was just a drill, many people were a bit concerned. Their morning maneuvers in South Florida were related to patrols when President Donald Trump spends the weekend in Palm Beach.
Wildlife and Nightlife Converge at Palm Beach Zoo Tropical Safari Gala
Michele Kessler
Michele Kessler
Wildlife, nightlife and philanthropy converged for a perfect storm of revelry at the annual gala for the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. Whitney Bylin, Lillian Fernandez and Michele Kessler, a Civic Association Director, were chairwomen for the evening, which honored Thomas Quick.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)


February 17, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friends of Palm Beach Beach Clean-Up
President of Palm Beach Condo Building
February 20, 2018, 9:30 AM
Planning and Zoning Commission
Town Council Chambers
February 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
Civic Association Executive Committee
PBCA Community Room

February 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Business Workshop
Town Council Chambers
February 27, 2018, 9:00 AM
Administrative and Personnel Committee Meeting
The Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
February 28, 2018, 9:00 AM
Administrative and Personnel Committee Meeting
The Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
February 28, 2018, 9:00 AM
Architectural Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers

March 1, 2018 10 AM
Civic Association Community Forum
Kirk Blouin, Town Council Candidates
Bethesda-By-the-Sea Parish Hall
It's Official: Kirk Blouin Succeeds Tom Bradford as
Town Manager
Kirk Blouin
The Town Council welcomed new Town Manager Kirk Blouin to the dais Tuesday and bid farewell to Tom Bradford. The panel unanimously approved Blouin's employment agreement. He will be paid $211,513, around 7 percent more than he made as public safety director.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
2018 Garden tour
The Civic Association and Palm Beach Garden Club hosted a tour of the Four Arts gardens.  
More Photos (Civic Association News)
Palm Beach County Leaders Question Bed Tax for Infrastructure
hotel door and room
If a legislative proposal to let counties use local tourism dollars to fix roads and sewers becomes Florida law, some Palm Beach County commissioners aren't so sure the commission would take advantage of it. 
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Palm Beach Civic Association Presents
"Live to Be 100 with a High-Quality Palm Beach Lifestyle"
Interviews and panel discussions from recognized medical experts on what it's going to take to live longer and healthier lives
Episcopal Church of 
Bethesda-by-the-Sea, Parish Hall
March 20, 2018 
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Civic Association Opposes Anti-Home Rule Bills
Florida Capital
In a letter to the House Government Accountability Committee in the Florida State Legislature, the Civic Association opposes HB 773 and other anti-home rule bills being considered in this session. The Civic Association encourages all residents to contact your state legislators and oppose HB 773.
Read More (Civic Association News)
Bill Advances to Keep Florida in Daylight Saving Time Year-Round
daylight savings
Most of the Panhandle would remain an hour behind the rest of the state under a revamped Senate proposal that would seek congressional approval to put Florida on year-round daylight-saving time.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Friends of Palm Beach
Beach Clean-Up
Friends of Palm Beach
Date:   Saturday, Feb.17th
Time:   9am to 11am
Place:  President of Palm Beach Condo Building

All supplies will be there.
Iced water and snacks too.

For More Info:
Phone: 561-507-0345
February Heat Breaks 115-Year-Old Record in West Palm Beach
After a cool January that ended nearly 3 degrees below normal statewide, February is turning the heat back up. Temperatures in South Florida have been running warmer than normal for the past seven days.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Kunkel Foundation
Kunkel Award Foundation Meeting
Meeting this week chaired by William Matthews. The foundation selects a recipient of the Raymond J. Kunkel Award given each year at the Civic Association Annual Meeting to an individual or group who renders heroic and/or meritorious service to the Palm Beach community.
Beautification Committee
Beautification committee
The Beautification Committee meeting to discuss several proposed projects around Town.
Hurricane Irma Property Damage Nears $8 Billion
Across Florida
Hurricane Irma
Claims for damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida have grown to nearly $8 billion. More than 900,200 property owners have filed claims for insured losses from Irma.
Read More (Herald Tribune)
Good Samaritan Medical Center Rolls Out Plant-Based Menu for Patients
Vegetarian Good Samaritan
When you're recovering from surgery or an illness at the hospital, doctors say what you eat can play a vital role in the process. That's why there is a brand new menu coming to a hospital near you.
Read More (WPTV)
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