June 14, 2019 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 

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Workshops Aim to Help Palm Beach Find a Better Way 
to Manage Development
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As the town aims at streamlining the way it reviews building projects, officials want to make sure professionals and the public have a chance to weigh in on the changes.
The town will hold three workshops over the summer to gather support for reforming the review process for residential and commercial development applications.
Turtle Tuesday Beach Cleanups
Start Again
The Turtle Tuesdays beach clean-ups are back in Palm Beach for another year. The clean-ups will be the second Tuesday of June, July, September and October. The first one was this week at Clarke Avenue beach, said representatives of the Worth Avenue Association, which hosts the event.
Anonymous Palm Beach Donors Spring for a New Holiday Tree on Worth Avenue
It's been nine years since Rush and Kathryn Rogers Limbaugh donated a 40-foot-tall holiday tree to Palm Beach for display on Worth Avenue each Christmas season. But that tree is in disrepair and needs to be replaced, Public Works Director Paul Brazil said Monday. "It's just deteriorating because of its age," he said.
Downtown West Palm Beach is Beginning to Look Like Big City
Over 30 projects in pipeline, including luxury condos and hotels. West Palm Beach will soon become the financial mecca of Palm Beach County. Millennials are moving their startup businesses to downtown near Clematis Street. Many are opting to work in a small business incubator called 1909, which just so happens to be the same year West Palm Beach was founded.
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West Palm Beach's Norton Museum Sees Record Number of Visitors After $100-Million Expansion
Norton Museum expansion
In February and March, the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach hosted 66,000 visitors, a record for any two-month period in the museum's history and more than double its best two months ever. 
Destructive Super Termites are Swarming in South Florida, Worse Than Ever, Experts Say
Asian Subterranean termite
Did you think the termite take-over in South Florida couldn't get any worse? Think again. Two relatively new species of the voracious buggers are worse than ever this year. 
Dr. Oz Hails Turkish Heritage in Parade
Dr Oz Parade
American television personality  Mehmet Oz, popularly known as Dr. Oz, attended a Turkish  parade in Brooklyn,  New  York, on June 9 to celebrate his Turkish heritage.  "I'm proud to speak at the Turkish-American Parade in Brooklyn. I love any excuse to celebrate the culture's focus on community and family," said Oz on Twitter.

Tuesday, June 18, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, June 19, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Landmarks Preservation 
Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers

Thursday, June 20, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Friday, June 21, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mature Driver Insurance Discount Course
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Wednesday, June 26, 9:00 AM
Architectural Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers

Thursday, July 4, 2019, All Day
Independence Day
Civic Association & Town Hall Closed

Monday, July 8, 2:00 PM
Ordinances, Rules, and 
Standards Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers

Tuesday, July 9, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting-Regular Business
Town Council Chambers

Wednesday, July 10, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Council Meeting
Development Review Matters
Town Council Chambers

Thursday, July 11, 9:30 AM
Town Council Budget Hearing
Town Council Chambers
CBD Warning
cbd oil
The Palm Beach Police Department wants to warn citizens about CBD paste/oil. Although pure CBD oil has not yet been associated with adverse health effects, CBD vape oils may contain synthetic cannabinoids, concentrated tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and/or other hazardous compoundsl.
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Algae Considered Too Dangerous for Swimming Discovered in Lake Okeechobee
Lake O blue green algae 2019
Samples of blue-green algae in Lake Okeechobee have now tested at levels the Environmental Protection Agency considers unsafe for swimming. 
State Task Force Tackles Toxic Algae
Reducing harmful nutrients in state waters, through moves such as more monitoring and staffing, is an expected short-term goal of a new task force set up by Gov. Ron DeSantis to look at toxic algae fouling Florida waterways. But with a brief timeline for the five-member Blue Green Algae Task Force to reach its initial findings, don't expect proposals for massive state rule changes related to farming practices or moving away from septic systems.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Lake Okeechobee Discharges Challenged in Federal Lawsuit
Lake O discharge to St Lucie River
The lawsuit filed Tuesday contends the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has refused to address harm to human health and wildlife from the discharges along the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers. 
Florida Has Hottest May in More Than a Century
hot sun
A steadfast carousel of high pressure over Florida last month led to the warmest May in more than a century with an average temperature nearly 4 degrees above what's normal for the fifth month of the year.
Palm Beach Daily News Editor Moving On; Interim Editor Named
Elizabeth Clarke
Elizabeth Clarke
Elizabeth Clarke, editor of the Palm Beach Daily News, is leaving the position she has held for five years and will expand her publishing resume.
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