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In Memoriam: Dr. Stanley H. Lorber 1917-2014

In Memoriam: Dr. Stanley H. Lorber 1917-2014

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. 

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Palm Beach Couple Inspired to Help Homeless and Hungry

Brian &Pam McIver

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.

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Surprise! Surprise! Here’s something about Peter Elwell you probably don’t know

Peter Elwell & Family

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.

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Flagler Memorial Bridge: Half Open at Last

Party at Testa's

Special for the Civic Association News: Dian Vujovich

It’s been a week since what locals call the North Bridge has reopened. And opened on time without a hitch, snag or crumbling piling.

While the Flagler Memorial Bridge only has half the number of lanes open now for traffic -- one westbound and one eastbound -- half is much better than nothing. In addition to making the drive to and from the island a lot quicker and easier, the opening has provided some welcome relief to shop owners and merchants, who found their off-season business more off than ever from May through October.

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