- Published: Monday, 02 February 2015 13:15
- Posted by R. Michael Brown
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.
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.
Bob Wright, Chairman and CEO of the Civic Association, and his wife Suzanne opened their home for a reception honoring our major donors. Over 100 contributors, directors, and corporate sponsors attended on a perfect Palm Beach evening overlooking the Intracoastal.
James Patterson is on a mission to make books matter
"There's no evidence at this stage that the great books in our culture can be produced through the Internet right now," says bestselling writer James Patterson.
Civic Association Director Dr. Michael Dennis was honored with an Excellence in Medicine Award from the Palm Beach County Medical Society at the “Starfish and Snowflake Gala” on Saturday, December 6, 2014. The award was for altruism, compassion, leadership, and service.
By: Dian Vujovich, Civic Association Contributing Editor
The line began forming outside The Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery Building more than an hour before retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was scheduled to speak. A line with hundreds of people, all patiently awaiting an opportunity to see and hear America’s first female Supreme Court Justice.
The Palm Beach Civic Association is grateful for the exceptional life and service of our Honorary Director Dr. Stanley H. Lorber, who passed away on November 24, 2014, one day after his 97th birthday.
Pamela and Civic Association Director Brian McIver, island residents since 2001, joined the cause to fight homelessness and hunger when Pamela began volunteering at local non-profit organization The Lord’s Place almost 15 years ago and Brian began serving at the Palm Beach County Food Bank around two and a half years ago.
Special for the Civic Association News: Dian Vujovich
It’s no secret that Palm Beachers know more about town manager Peter Elwell, now that he’s retiring from his post in January, than ever before.
Inundated with calls from local and Vermont media, Elwell told me a few things you haven’t read elsewhere. For openers, he’s a shy kind of guy who is not accustomed to all the attention he’s been getting.