HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE CIVIC ASSOCIATION
MAIN NEWS HEADLINES
> Civic Association Community Forum UnderGrounding See Video
> Everglades Foundation Promotes Sustainability through Civic Association
> Civic Association Members Only Holiday Party at The Breakers
PORT OF PALM BEACH
-Cruise Ship Possibly Bound For Cuba Makes First Call at Port of Palm Beach
- Company Gets OK From Feds To Export Gas From Port of Palm Beach
> Civic Association - Scripps Florida Cocktails Reception & Discussion
DIRECTORS IN THE NEWS
- James Patterson, Honored For His Literacy Work, Says We Must Do More
- Billionaire Says Smarter Tech will Destroy Jobs at a Record Clip
> Civic Association Board of Directors Luncheon and Fall Business Meeting
> Richard Kleid Seeks Another Term on Town Council
> Council Loyal To 10-Year Coastal Plan, Not Beyond
> Good Samaritan Preventing Lung Cancer
> Last Chance to Get Into 2015-2016 Civic Association Members & Directors Directory
> Preservation Foundation Leader John Mashek Dies
> Beach Clean Up this Sunday at Wells Road
> Free Ride Returns For Third Season On The Island
WEST PALM BEACH DEVELOPS
- Dixie Highway Redo Could Bring 15-Story Condos South of Downtown WPB
- Jeff Greene buys Opera Place site in West Palm
> Scripps Florida Scientists Unveil Critical Mechanism of Memory Formation
> Road PaintingThanksgiving Week
The Shiny Sheet is reporting that Town Councilman Richard Kleid will run for reelection to the Group 1 Town Council Seat in the March 15 election.
Mr. Kleid has been on the town council for 11 years.
Mr. Kleid is retired as senior real estate attorney for J.C. Penney. He is a graduate of the Horace Mann School, Columbia College, Columbia University Law School and holds a master’s degree in taxation from New York University Graduate School of Law. He is a volunteer attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.
The Civic Association held it's first Community Forum of the season on Undergrounding the town's wired utilities.
More than 160 attended the event which was held at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea on Monday morning and featured speakers:
Key Facts from the Presentation
The Civic Assoication has provided a highlight video below. [6 minutes]
Shiny Sheet Coverage: Town officials discuss town-wide utilities burial
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Questions and answers about the underground utility project
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News
If you could not attend the meeting, the Civic Assoication has provided the video below to see the entire presentation including Q&A. [54 min.]
The westbound lane over Flagler Memorial Bridge will be closed and traffic will be detoured from 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 until 6 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 to work on the temporary streetlights that run along the north (westbound) side of Royal Poinciana Way between Cocoanut Row/Bradley Place and the bridge.
During this closure, drivers who want to go west over the Flagler Memorial Bridge will be detoured to the Royal Park Bridge. Eastbound traffic will not be affected.
Work is expected to be completed in one night. Please note that this schedule could change because of weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
For more information about the Flagler Memorial Bridge Replacement Project please call
Information can also be found on the project website: www.flaglerbridge.com
MAIN NEWS HEADLINES
> Bobbie Lindsay Running for Town Council
> Good Samaritan Medical Center Builds Stronger Community Connection With New Civic Association Sponsorship
> CIVIC ASSOCIATION UNDERGROUNDING EVNET
> Civic Association Welcome to the Season
- Town to study how zoning board can handle so many issues in one season
- Town looks to regulate floating structures in town waters
- Palm Beach says no to marathon
- Council green-lights Town Hall Square celebration
- Town Council to Appoint Members to the Shore Protection Board
WEST PALM BEACH DEVELOPS
- Jeff Greene unveils new design of twin-tower WPB project
- A ‘doughnut hole’ in WPB shows signs of closing
- All Aboard Florida Launches Brightline, Unveils Look Of Its Trains
> Captain Curtis Krauel awarded Employee of the Year
> Palm Beach Sees First Residential Tax Bill Top $2M
> Market for homes booms in Palm Beach County, especially for mansions
> Likened to “slavery” and “apartheid” redistricting map likely headed to federal court
> The Breakers named 2015 Go Blue Business of the Year
> Palm Beach Approves One Holiday Tree Relocation, Considers Another
> New Playground Project Now Part of Recreation Commission’s Master Plan
> Daily News Wins 10 Florida Press Club Awards
Bobbie Lindsay filed papers with the Town of Palm Beach today to run for Town Council. She is a Civic Association Director and member of the Executive Committee and will be resigning from the Board to run for this public office.
Bobbie Lindsay Civic Association Bio
Ms. Lindsay is currently semi-retired but remains active in commercial real estate holdings in Washington, Florida, and Maine.
From 1994 to 2004 she was a principal at Pine Street Associates LLC in Seattle, where she held executive positions in project management and leasing for Pacific Place, a three-block, urban mixed-use development in downtown Seattle. Ms. Lindsay had previously been vice president for Automatic Data Processing in Seattle, and COO of General Information LLC, a software publishing company in Kirkland, WA.
She was a founding board member of Center for Women & Democracy in Seattle, an organization to advance women’s leadership, participation and representation in local and global affairs.
Ms. Lindsay served on the Town of Palm Beach Shore Protection Board from 2008 to 2012. She is currently president of Save Our Inlet Coalition, Inc., a Lake Worth lagoon-based organization formed to stop the proposed widening and deepening of the inlet.
She is a director for Florida Wildlife Federation, Sea2Shore Alliance, and an active member of the Garden Club of Palm Beach.
Ms. Lindsay earned a BA in Biology from Cornell University.
She founded the Lionfish Derby, an international fishing tournament held annually in the Caribbean and Florida to raise awareness and reduce the number of invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish preying on native fish populations.
Bobbie and her husband have one son and live in Palm Beach, where she grew up.
The Town of Palm Beach awarded the 2015 Employee of the Year to Curtis Krauel, a captain in the Police Department, at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast event today.
The Civic Association and Citizens Association shared in the donation of the $3,500 award given to Captain Krauel.
Town Manager Tom Bradford, Civic Association President Ned Barnes, Mayor Gail Coniglio, Captain Curtis Krauel, and Citizens Association Chairman Lew Crampton.
Captian Curtis Krauel and wife Tracy.
Shiney Sheet Coverage: Police captain named town Employee of the Year
For someone who shies away from praise, Thursday was an overwhelming day for Capt. Curtis Krauel. The humble captain was honored as this year’s Town of Palm Beach Employee of the Year during a packed Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting at The Breakers.
By Mark Nosacka, CEO Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Thank you for the opportunity to become a premier partner with Palm Beach Civic Association. As an award-winning 333-bed acute care hospital, we’re making great strides in a lot of fields: oncology, emergency services, women's health, as well as cardiac and vascular care.
No matter how our capabilities expand in the coming years, we want to make sure that we retain our community focus, which is why we place so much value on our expanded relationship with Palm Beach Civic Association. Over the next several months, I hope to provide you with valuable health information, which I hope you will share with your friends and loved ones.
Since November is Lung Cancer Awareness month, I would like to appropriately start my monthly column series with information on Lung Cancer prevention.
Preventing Lung Cancer
We have all heard the adages, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and “prevention is the best medicine.” When it comes to lung cancer, these sayings hold true. While some risk factors for developing the disease cannot be changed, the leading cause of the disease can be avoided – smoking.
Lung cancer is hard to detect in its early stages and difficult to treat once it has been diagnosed. According to the American Lung Association about half of those with lung cancer will die within one year of diagnosis. The good news is it is one of the most preventable types of cancer.
Approximately 87 percent of lung cancers are connected with smoking. The risk of dying from the disease is 23 times higher for men who smoke and 13 times higher for women who smoke compared to non-smokers. The likelihood of developing lung cancer is related to age when started smoking, number of tobacco products (cigarettes, pipes or cigars) smoked per day, length of time the person smoked and how deeply they inhaled. While their chances of dying from lung cancer are not eliminated, smokers who kick the habit can see a 50 percent drop in that risk 10 years after the last cigarette. Approximately 125,000 people die from smoking-induced lung cancer annually.
Test for Radon
Radon is an invisible, odorless, radioactive gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and rocks. While radon is found in air everywhere, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that homes be fixed if radon levels exceed 4 pCi/L (pico Curies per Liter). A kit to measure radon levels in the home can be found at most hardware stores. According to the EPA, radon is responsible for more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths every year.
Avoid Secondhand Smoke
People who do not smoke are exposed to lower amounts of the same cancer-causing agents as smokers through secondhand smoke. This smoke comes from a burning cigarette or other tobacco product, or smoke that is exhaled by a smoker. Secondhand smoke is related to an estimated 3,400 lung cancer deaths each year.
Eat Right and Exercise
The antioxidants and flavonoids found in fruits and vegetables may help lower the risk of lung cancer by protecting cell DNA and repairing damaged cells. Physical activity also could lower the risk of lung cancer, while excessive alcohol intake could increase chances of developing the disease.
Asbestos, arsenic, chromium, nickel, tar and soot also can cause lung cancer in people who have never smoked. Other risk factors for developing lung cancer include radiation from medical, work or environmental sources.
Lung cancer can take years to develop. It begins in areas of pre-cancerous changes in the lungs that cannot be seen on an X-ray and do not cause symptoms. Because there is no recommended screening test for the disease, the best way to prevent lung cancer is to stop or never even start smoking. Fortunately, even people who have smoked for many years can benefit from quitting.
Good Samaritan Medical Center will host a Lecture on Pulmonary Health on November 17th with Pulmonologist Dr. Bakst at 11:30am at the West Palm Beach Mandel Library. To register for the event or for more information about The Cancer Institute and other upcoming events, please call 561-650-6023 or visit http://bit.ly/cancer-institute.
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