March 8, 2019 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
Presidential Visit this Weekend 
3-8 thru 3-10
Mar-a-Lago Roadblock
The President is expected at 4:30 PM on Friday, 3/8/2019 and will stay through Sunday, 3/10/2019. The process of establishing checkpoints and road closures in and around Mar-A-Lago have begun with the road closure today at 5 AM.
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Vote for Town Council, 
Tuesday, March 12
Polls are open from 7 AM until 7 PM

Recreation Center Building in 
Palm Beach Rising Fast
rec center
Driving west along Royal Palm Way near Cocoanut Row, residents can clearly see the formation of the new Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center. 
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Town Council Passes an Emergency Ordinance to Prevent Solicitation on the Town Sidewalks
Palm Beach Town Hall
On February 14, 2019, The Town Council for The Town of Palm Beach, passed and adopted an emergency ordinance that makes it unlawful to solicit on the streets, sidewalks, and public areas of the Town.
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Palm Beach Moves Closer to Bans
on Single-Use Plastic Bags,
Plastic Straws
Two weeks before the start of turtle nesting season, the Town Council last month agreed to move forward with a previously approved (but never implemented) ban on single-use plastic bags. The council also passed by consensus a plan to begin the process of banning plastic straws.
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Lights Out  for
Sea Turtles: March 1 to October 31
sea turtle lights out
To protect endangered sea turtles which nest on local beaches and the hatchlings which come from those nests, the Town Council adopted an ordinance requiring all oceanfront property owners to ensure that their lights are not visible from the beach anytime from March 1st through October 31st.
Septic Tank Conversion Funds Needed to Improve Lake O
Water Quality
Treasure Island - Lake Okeechobee
Along the northern rim of Lake Okeechobee is Treasure Island. It's Michael Throop's piece of paradise. "Yeah man, it really is," said Mr. Throop. Unfortunately he can't help what's burdening his community and potentially others. "Knowing it's affecting the water," said Mr. Throop.
Nine Civic Association Directors
on  2019 Forbes List
2019 billionaires
There are 41 billionaires on the Forbes most wealth list with residential ties to Palm Beach.  The following are  Civic Association Directors :
David Koch, Thomas Peterffy, Stephen Schwarzman, Stephen Ross, Henry R. Kravis, Paul Tudor Jones, Charles Johnson, Jeff Greene, Charles Bronfman
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Susan G. Komen Founder
Nancy Brinker Starts New Fund
for Women's Health
After launching and growing Susan G. Komen, the world's largest nonprofit in the fight against breast cancer, Nancy Brinker, a Civic Association Director, has a new goal: Bringing those cancer treatments to women in Florida who do not have the money or other resources to obtain healthcare.
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Health Advances Made in 2018
By: Dr. Micheal Dennis, Civic Association Director -- This article appeared in the Palm Beach Daily News
It's remarkable that no Palm Beacher appears old enough to be eligible for Medicare. Hopefully it is at least partly due to excellent medical management. Last year I wrote an article on the innovations of 2017 and am pleased to relay excellent news for 2018.
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Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Election Day
Local Polling Station

Tuesday, March 12, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, March 13, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, March 14, 9:30 AM
Public Works Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Friday, March 15, 9:00 AM
Retirement Board of Trustees Meeting
Town Council Chambers

Tuesday, March 19, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting
Regular Business & Development Review Matters
Town Council Chambers
Florida Senator Marco Rubio Set to Reintroduce Permanent Daylight Saving Time Bill
daylight savings
This Sunday, as in every second Sunday in March every year, we turn our clocks forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time. That means we lose an hour of sleep.
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This Week in Palm Beach 2-22-2019
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Coming Soon
Mar-a-Lago Construction for Palm Beach's Undergrounding Project
The overhead utility lines near President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club could be removed and replaced with buried lines by the end of 2020, a town official said. Mar-a-Lago falls within the area targeted for the next construction phase of the burial of all overhead power, cable television and phone lines on the island.
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Register for the Civic Association Annual Meeting & End of Season Reception

April 15, 2019
10:00 AM
Henry Morrison 
Flagler Museum

Palm Beach Post Bldg to Become "The Press" Mixed-Use Project
Palm Beach Post Building
Tricera Capital paid $24 million for the Palm Beach Post campus in West Palm Beach, where it's planning a mixed-use retail and office project called "The Press." Cox Media Group affiliate Palm Beach Newspapers sold the 360,000-square-foot office and warehouse property 2751 South Dixie Highway to Tricera, led by Ben Mandell and Scott Sherman.
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South Florida Sizzled this Winter with February Hotter than Most
Cold fronts were in short supply this winter in South Florida, leaving it with a warmer than normal season and a February that ranked as the 4th hottest for West Palm Beach dating back to 1888.
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