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  • NBC’s Brian Williams to Speak at Civic Association Annual Luncheon
  • Susan G. Komen Perfect Pink Party Raises Money for Breast Cancer Research
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  • Auto Thefts & Burglaries On the Rise in Town

 

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Sand Placement Projects Started
Town of Palm Beach News Release: During the week of January 12, 2015, work began on the Mid-Town Beach Renourishment and the Reaches 7 and 8 Beach and Dune Truck Haul Projects. 
NBC’s Brian Williams to Speak at Civic Association Annual Luncheon
Brian Williams is seen by more U.S. television viewers on a daily basis than any other individual.   Anchor Brian Williams just signed a new long-term deal with NBC as the fourth quarter of 2014, NBC Nightly News, was #1 in total viewers, rating A25-54, and rating A18-49.
This Week in Palm Beach 1-23-2015
Click to See Full E-NewsletterHEADLINES: > SHORE PROTECTION - Dredged Sand Won’t Be Placed On Beach - Corps Extends Comment Period For Beach Plan >  Make Your Reservation Now! Brian Williams at Civic Association Annual Awards Luncheon
Susan G. Komen Perfect Pink Party Raises Money for Breast Cancer Research
The Mar-a-Lago Club on Palm Beach was awash in pink as hundreds of guests raised more than $1.35 million for breast cancer research at the Perfect Pink Party. Civic Association Director Nancy Brinker, the Founder of Susan G. Komen Foundation, addressed the crowd and explained the ongoing efforts of the organization.
Civic Association Director Steve Ross Investing More in South Florida with Stadium Renovations
It's the end of Sun Life Stadium as Joe Robbie built it. It's the beginning of a modern setting better suited to football and its fans. The Dolphins provided the first glimpse Friday into the dramatic makeover that will turn the 27-year-old facility into something as good as new over the next two years.
Auto Thefts & Burglaries On the Rise in Town
The Palm Beach Police Department is investigating several automobile thefts. Seven vehicles have been stolen from the Town of Palm Beach in the last six months.
This Week in Palm Beach 1-15-2015
Click to See Full E-NewsletterHEADLINES: > ELECTION NEWS > Standing Room Only Crowd at Civic Association Candidate Debate - Campaign Cash Passes $500,000 Mark
Wells Road to Atlantic Ave. Beach Renourishment Begins
The dredge is offshore, pipes are being positioned, and tractors are moving sand on the beach as the renourishment begins.
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Sand Placement Projects Started
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:43

Town of Palm Beach News Release:

During the week of January 12, 2015, work began on the Mid-Town Beach Renourishment and the Reaches 7 and 8 Beach and Dune Truck Haul Projects. 

The Town’s dredging contractor for the 2.8-mile long Mid-Town project is Weeks Marine, Inc. The beach placement efforts began near Sunset Avenue and have been progressing to the north. The beaches from Sunset Avenue to approximately Miraflores Drive will be renourished first before the operation moves from Sunset Avenue to the south, which is scheduled to begin in February 2015. Periodic beach closures are anticipated in the active sand placement areas. All construction activities are currently being performed from the beach and there is no traffic concerns related to this project at this time. The dredging operation will occur 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, inclusive of holidays.

The Town’s truck haul contractor for the Reaches 7 and 8 project is Rio-Bak Corporation. This project involves sand removal from Mid-Town beach to be transported to Phipps Ocean Park (Reach 7) and south of the Lake Worth pier (Reach 8) along South Ocean Boulevard. Vehicles traveling on South Ocean Blvd. in the Mid-Town beach area are encouraged to use caution and obey all traffic signage and flaggers. Work on this project is performed Monday through Saturday, from 7:00am to 6:00pm, and is expected to be completed during the month of April 2015.

The Town has received comments of concern regarding the quality of the sand that has been placed on the Mid-Town project thus far. The Engineer-of-Record for the Mid-Town project, Applied Technology & Management, Inc. (ATM), has provided clarifications related to these concerns. Click on the link below for a full copy of ATM's report.

Periodic progress updates for the various Town sand placement efforts in 2015, including photographs and captions, will be provided in the Coastal Protection section on the Town’s website. You may sign up to receive these updates by email by clicking here to register your email address. You may also go to the Town’s website, townofpalmbeach.com, and click on the "Stay Informed" bottom on the left side of the home page and sign up for coastal protection information.

Project related questions and/or comments can be directed to Mike Jenkins, Applied Technology & Management, Inc., at (561) 659-0041. The Town’s Coastal Coordinator, Robert Weber, can be reached at (561) 838-5440.

Click Here to Download Sand Quality Report (PDF)

 

After delay, sand pumping onto Midtown Beach

Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)

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NBC’s Brian Williams to Speak at Civic Association Annual Luncheon
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Tuesday, 27 January 2015 21:22

Brian Williams is seen by more U.S. television viewers on a daily basis than any other individual.  

Anchor Brian Williams just signed a new long-term deal with NBC as the fourth quarter of 2014, NBC Nightly News, was #1 in total viewers, rating A25-54, and rating A18-49.

The NBC broadcast averaged 9.111 million total viewers, leading ABC by +7% (+628,000) and CBS by +30% (+2.098 million). This marks Nightly's best 4Q total viewer delivery in 9 years and its biggest 4Q advantage over CBS in three years. Nightly has now been #1 in total viewers for 29 consecutive quarters and 59 of the last 61 quarters.

Mr. Williams will be the Keynote Speaker at the Palm Beach Civic Association Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 27, 2015 at The Breakers Palm Beach.  To make a reservation to hear him speak call the Civic Association at 561-655-0820.

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The NBC Nightly News Anchor has recently reported from the streets of Cuba as the United States and Cuba are normalizing relations.  In addition Mr. Williams has provided in-depth stories on aviation disaster investigations, Yemen’s collapsed government and al Qaeda, the U.S. economic outlook,  issues with the IRS, and more.

Since taking over as Anchor and Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News in 2004, he has strengthened the broadcast's position as the most-watched newscast in all of television and has become the most highly decorated evening news anchor of the modern era.  

Mr. Williams has received seventeen Emmy Awards, eleven Edward R. Murrow Awards, three duPont-Columbia University Awards, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism and the industry’s highest honor, the George Foster Peabody Award.

Before his start in broadcasting, Williams attended Brookdale Community College, Catholic University and George Washington University, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.

 

This Week in Palm Beach
This Week in Palm Beach 1-23-2015
Posted by Mike Kimberley
Published: Thursday, 22 January 2015 21:40

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HEADLINES:

dredging600> SHORE PROTECTION

- Dredged Sand Won’t Be Placed On Beach

- Corps Extends Comment Period For Beach Plan

>  Make Your Reservation Now!
Brian Williams at Civic Association Annual Awards Luncheon

> Waterfront Condo Project Approved In West Palm Beach

- Residents Urge West Palm Beach To Take Action On High-Rise Condo

> WATER

- Council To Reconsider Waiving Fee On Advanced Irrigation Systems

> Civic Association
DIRECTORS IN THE NEWS

- Susan G. Komen Perfect Pink Party Raises Money for Breast Cancer Research

- Civic Association Director Steve Ross Investing More in South Florida with Stadium Renovations

> Trump Files $100 Million Suit Claiming Jets Are Destroying Mar-A-Lago


SIDEBAR:

> Civic Association
Private Garden Tour Sold Out

> Homeland Security Center In Palm Beach County Constantly Vigilant, Analyzing Potential Threats

> Linda R. Olsson
Real Estate

> Civic Association Premier Season Sponsor First Republic Bank Reports Record Annual Net Income
Core Revenues up 17%; Wealth Management Revenues up 29% for the Year

> Hager to hold office hours Friday in Palm Beach

> Left-Turn Restrictions At Middle Bridge Extended Until April

> Balance & Fall Prevention lecture - Friday, 1/23 - 12-noon Lunch & Learn - at Good Samaritan Medical Center

> Auto Burglaries

- Spike In Car Thefts Linked To Group

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Susan G. Komen Perfect Pink Party Raises Money for Breast Cancer Research
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Tuesday, 20 January 2015 14:30

The Mar-a-Lago Club on Palm Beach was awash in pink as hundreds of guests raised more than $1.35 million for breast cancer research at the Perfect Pink Party. Civic Association Director Nancy Brinker, the Founder of Susan G. Komen Foundation, addressed the crowd and explained the ongoing efforts of the organization.

 WPTV5-NBC:

 

Celebration In Pink a Million-Dollar-Plus Evening
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)

 

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Civic Association Director Steve Ross Investing More in South Florida with Stadium Renovations
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 19 January 2015 08:29

It's the end of Sun Life Stadium as Joe Robbie built it. It's the beginning of a modern setting better suited to football and its fans. The Dolphins provided the first glimpse Friday into the dramatic makeover that will turn the 27-year-old facility into something as good as new over the next two years.

"I think the big winner is Miami. We're really trying to create one of the great sports entertainment facilities in the United States today," Miami Dolphins owner and Civic Association Director Steve Ross said at a project unveiling. "Everything we're doing is taking the existing structure that's there and making it feel and look like it's a brand-new stadium."

New Dolphins Stadium Rendering

Read More (Sun-Sentinel)

 

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Auto Thefts & Burglaries On the Rise in Town
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Friday, 16 January 2015 21:20

The Palm Beach Police Department is investigating several automobile thefts. Seven vehicles have been stolen from the Town of Palm Beach in the last six months.

With the exception of one case, each vehicle was unlocked with the keys left inside. There has also been an increase in auto burglaries. In every case, the vehicles were left unlocked and no force was used to gain entry. Items of value were left in plain view inside the cars. Fortunately the keys were not left inside of these automobiles or there would have been more stolen vehicles.

Read More (Palm Beach Police)

Events
This Week in Palm Beach 1-15-2015
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Wednesday, 14 January 2015 23:49

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HEADLINES:

2015-Town-CaucusAudience-w600> ELECTION NEWS

> Standing Room Only Crowd at Civic Association Candidate Debate

- Campaign Cash Passes $500,000 Mark

>  Make Your Reservation Now!
Brian Williams at Civic Association Annual Awards Luncheon

> SHORE PROTECTION

- Rough seas delayed sand dredging for Midtown, Phipps beaches
Wells Road to Atlantic Ave.

- Board: More Time Needed On Reach 8 Input

> PORT OF PALM BEACH

- Emera Inc. To Meet With Tenants, Palm Beach Civic Group.

- One Of The Nation’s Longest Serving Port Commissioners Elected Chairman For 2015

> TOWN COUNCIL

- Council May Alter Procedures To Limit Unauthorized Demolition

- Town Hall Live: North bridge on schedule

- Council passes supermajority votes on zoning code, variances

> Civic Association
DIRECTORS IN THE NEWS

- Scraping The Sky? Greene Closer To OK For Tall Towers

> Developers: West Palm Beach “Chapel” condo to be called “The Bristol”

SIDEBAR:

> Civic Association
Private Garden Tour

> Linda R. Olsson
Real Estate

> WATER

- West Palm Beach Oks $33mm Water Treatment System

- Scam Warning For PBC Water Customers

> Boodheshwar To Leave Town’s Recreation Department On High Note

- Recreation records another banner year

> NOAA Slashes El Niño Chances, Could Impact Hurricane Season

> Town of Palm Beach Championship Series

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Wells Road to Atlantic Ave. Beach Renourishment Begins
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:49

The dredge is offshore, pipes are being positioned, and tractors are moving sand on the beach as the renourishment begins.

It's been two years since Hurricane Sandy sent giant surf from offshore and stripped the sand off this beach. Homeowners were out watching the work begin and hoping it lasts.

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Auto Thefts & Burglaries On the Rise in Town

The Palm Beach Police Department is investigating several automobile thefts. Seven vehicles have been stolen from the Town of Palm Beach in the last six months.

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Get Your Real ID or You Can't Board Flights!

You will need a REAL ID  on your Florida Drivers License (or whatever state drivers license you hold - this is a federal law) to board a commercial flight or enter a federal building.  That includes court houses (jury duty etc.).

The REAL ID Act, a federal homeland security measure [ The REAL ID Law ] was passed to fight terrorism and reduce fraud.

Read more...

This Week in Palm Beach 10-31-2014

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HEADLINES:

> Flagler Bridge On Track To Reopen Saturday

- Ban On Left Turns Off Middle Bridge To Stay In Place

> Civic Association Releases 2014 General Election Voters Guide

> Directors Cocktail Reception

> Elder Care Forum

> Shore Board Hears Erosion-Control Plan To Repair Groins

- Board: Extend Sand Transfer Plant’s Arm

> Palm Harbor: Let Us Be In Suit Against West Palm Beach

> Group: Minto West
May Affect Town Water Supply

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Flooding in Mid-Town & North End of Palm Beach

Town of Palm Beach has issued flood warnings and the weather service has issued a flood advisory until 4:45 p.m. for the Palm Beaches.

The Citizens and Civic Association’s Candidate Meet and Greet is still on at the South Fire Station. We have driven the streets on the South End, Lake Worth Bridge, and Lake Worth downtown and the roads are clear. Most of the flooding in the Town of Palm Beach is north of Sloans Curve.

Stay tuned for updates.

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FDOT News Alert: Flagler Memorial Bridge to Reopen November 1

On Saturday morning, Nov. 1, the Flagler Memorial Bridge will reopen to vehicular and pedestrian traffic Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials report.

Once reopened, there will be one eastbound lane and one westbound lane on the bridge with no restrictions and the north sidewalk will be open. Left turn restrictions at the intersection of the Royal Park Bridge and Flagler Drive will remain in place.

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Civic Association Election Forum Features Marijuana Debate

The Palm Beach Civic Association is holding an Election Forum that will headline a debate about legalizing medical marijuana in the state of Florida.

State Constitutional Amendment 2 lead campaigners For, Ben Pollara, and Against, Dr. Jessica Spencer, will debate the pros and cons of this controversial issue.

The event is timely as the Town of Palm Beach in its council meeting this week is taking steps to ban pot stores in the event that voters approve legalizing medical marijuana next month [Palm Beach Daily News: http://bit.ly/1xZ6sXI].

The results of the Civic Association Medical Marijuana Poll will be announced during the event.

In addition, this event includes:

• Judy Goodman, a Civic Association Director, who will explain the ballot question about reauthorization of the Children’s Services Council in Palm Beach County.

• Palm Beach Port Commission Candidates.

• Plus meet and greet many of the candidates running for office.

The Civic Association Election Forum is on Monday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m., two weeks before the General Election.  Palm Beachers will be able to pick up the Civic Association Voters Guide at the event.

LOCATION
Episcopal Church of
Bethesda by the Sea
141 S County Rd
Palm Beach, FL 33480

Everyone Welcome – Open to the Public
Free Valet Parking

To Register Online to Attend this Event Click Here


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