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Civic Association Major Donor Reception a Great Success!

Civic Association Major Donor Reception

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.

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Civic Association Directors in the News: James Patterson

James Patterson

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.

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When Justice O’Connor Speaks Everyone Listens

Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

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.

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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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IN MEMORIAM: Michael Stein

The Palm Beach Civic Association is very grateful for the exceptional life and service of our director Michael Stein who passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013, one day before his 88th birthday.

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