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Civic Association Community Forum this Thursday, 11/16
Topic of the Forum: Hurricane Recovery Report & Underground Utility Update. 
UPDATE 10-29-2017: Bob Wright & Susan Keenan Marry in Connecticut
UPDATE: Shannon Donnelly story this weekend: Hot ticket of the summer? Wright wedding in Connecticut. Bob Wright, chairman and CEO of the Palm Beach Civic Association, and Susan Keenan wed on Saturday, September 30 at the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fairfield, Connecticut. 
UPDATE 10-28-17, 11:30 AM: Palm Beach to Feel Tropical Storm Today
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on potential Tropical Cyclone Eighteen, located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea near Cuba.
Southern Blvd. Bridge Lane Closing Schedule
The westbound lane of Southern Boulevard Bridge will be closed nightly from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Monday, Oct. 23, until Friday, Oct. 27.
The Beach is Gone! Midtown Beach Erosion in Palm Beach [Video]
Between Hurricane Irma and King Tides this week there isn't much beach left on the south end of Midtown Beach.
UPDATE 10-11-2017 4:30 pm: POSTPONED: Lane to Close on Southern Blvd. Bridge Overnight
FDOT News Release -- Due to weather, the lane closure scheduled for Thursday night has been cancelled and rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17.
Community Shredding Event - Prevent Identity Theft
Town of Palm Beach News Release -- The Palm Beach Police Department Community Shredding Event will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the South Parking Lot of Phipps Ocean Park. This event is being co-sponsored by Palm Beach Crime Watch, Inc. and ShredAssured, a locally owned Confidential Paper Shredding and Data Destruction Company serving South Florida.
Flagler Memorial Bridge Replacement Project Update
FDOT News Release -- The eastbound lanes of the Flagler Memorial Bridge will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, until 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, and the westbound lanes of Flagler Memorial Bridge will be closed from 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, until 6 a.m., Friday, Sept. 29, to allow crews to cut traffic control loops into the pavement.
Events
Civic Association Community Forum this Thursday, 11/16
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:20

Topic of the Forum: Hurricane Recovery Report & Underground Utility Update. 

Hear the latest on hurricane recovery and our underground utilities. Everyone welcome!

 

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Featured Speakers

Tom Bradford, Town Manager

Jay Boodheshwar, Deputy Town Manager

Patricia Strayer, Town Engineer

Steven Stern, Underground Utilities Project Manager

 

Thursday, November 16, 10 am

 

Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

141 South County Road
Palm Beach, FL

 

Register for the Event

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UPDATE 10-29-2017: Bob Wright & Susan Keenan Marry in Connecticut
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Saturday, 28 October 2017 13:55

UPDATE: Shannon Donnelly story this weekend: Hot ticket of the summer? Wright wedding in Connecticut. Bob Wright, chairman and CEO of the Palm Beach Civic Association, and Susan Keenan wed on Saturday, September 30 at the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fairfield, Connecticut. 

The rehearsal dinner was at the Pequot Yacht Club in Southport.

The Civic Association directors, members, and staff congratulate the happy couple. See photos.

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Weather
UPDATE 10-28-17, 11:30 AM: Palm Beach to Feel Tropical Storm Today
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Saturday, 28 October 2017 11:06

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on potential Tropical Cyclone Eighteen, located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea near Cuba.

Somewhat disorganized Tropical Cyclone 18 is still moving northeast toward Florida and on a track that is forecast to brush by the Keys and the tip of the Florida peninsula overnight tonight.

Rain in Palm Beach expected to start around 1-3 pm today with a potential of 2-6 inches and flash flooding in some areas through Sunday morning. A flood watch is in effect from Vero Beach to Homestead from Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning.

The system is forecast to become a tropical storm, named Philippe later today.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.

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Bridge Alert
Southern Blvd. Bridge Lane Closing Schedule
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 23 October 2017 14:28

The westbound lane of Southern Boulevard Bridge will be closed nightly from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Monday, Oct. 23, until Friday, Oct. 27.

Flaggers will maintain two-way traffic in the eastbound lane – one direction at a time – as crews install traffic signals, a concrete barrier wall at the northeast corner of Southern Boulevard and Flagler Drive and restripe a portion of the bridge and intersection. In addition, there will be intermittent lane closures at Flagler Drive and Southern Boulevard with flaggers directing traffic during this time.

At the end of the week of October 23, traffic will be shifted to the west on Flagler Drive north of Southern Boulevard. This will eliminate the dedicated left-turn lane from southbound Flagler Drive to eastbound Southern Boulevard. Southbound traffic on Flagler Drive will be able to make left turns from the southbound travel lane.

The Southern Boulevard (SR 80) Bridges Replacement Project includes replacing the existing bascule (draw) bridge and tide relief bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW) and Lake Worth Lagoon between the Town of Palm Beach and the City of West Palm Beach. The project limits are between Washington Road in West Palm Beach and State Road A1A/South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach. New decorative lighting, pedestrian features, traffic signals, signage and drainage are included. A temporary bridge will be built north of the existing bridge to maintain traffic while the replacement bascule bridge is under construction. Active construction began April 3, 2017, and will last until early 2021. The estimated construction cost is $93 million.

Contact Information

Sid Mailhes, PE                                                                      Angel Streeter Gardner

FDOT Project Manager                                                        Community Outreach Specialist

(561) 655-0655                                                                        (561) 886-8773

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Please visit the project website at www.southernblvdbridge.com for additional information.

 

Shore Protection
The Beach is Gone! Midtown Beach Erosion in Palm Beach [Video]
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Friday, 20 October 2017 10:54

Between Hurricane Irma and King Tides this week there isn't much beach left on the south end of Midtown Beach.

In fact, waves hitting the seawall are spraying over cars on South Ocean Blvd. And yesterday evening, a fisherman was casting from up on the sidewalk to the water down below near the south stairway. 

Stay tuned to the Civic Association for an in-depth report on the conditions of our beaches after the storm season.

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MidtownBeachErosion10-20-2017 from Palm Beach Civic Association on Vimeo.

 

 

Bridge Alert
UPDATE 10-11-2017 4:30 pm: POSTPONED: Lane to Close on Southern Blvd. Bridge Overnight
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:00

FDOT News Release -- Due to weather, the lane closure scheduled for Thursday night has been cancelled and rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Flaggers will maintain two-way traffic in the eastbound lane – one direction at a time – to allow crews to pour concrete for one of the main temporary bridge piers.

SBlvdBridgeAerialOctober2017 170822057The Southern Boulevard (SR 80) Bridges Replacement Project includes replacing the existing bascule (draw) bridge and tide relief bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW) and Lake Worth Lagoon between the Town of Palm Beach and the City of West Palm Beach.

The project limits are between Washington Road in West Palm Beach and State Road A1A/South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach. New decorative lighting, pedestrian features, traffic signals, signage and drainage are included. A temporary bridge will be built north of the existing bridge to maintain traffic while the replacement bascule bridge is under construction. Active construction began April 3, 2017, and will last until late 2020. The estimated construction cost is $93 million.

Contact Information
Angel Streeter Gardner
Community Outreach Specialist
(561) 886-8773
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Please visit the project website at www.southernblvdbridge.com for additional information.

 

Public Safety
Community Shredding Event - Prevent Identity Theft
Posted by Stephan Nilson
Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017 14:54

Town of Palm Beach News Release -- The Palm Beach Police Department Community Shredding Event will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the South Parking Lot of Phipps Ocean Park. This event is being co-sponsored by Palm Beach Crime Watch, Inc. and ShredAssured, a locally owned Confidential Paper Shredding and Data Destruction Company serving South Florida.

 COMMUNITY SHREDDING EVENT
PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT


Tues., October 24, 2017 - 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
South Parking Lot - Phipps Ocean Park (South of the tennis courts)
2245 South Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, FL 33480


For more information, please call (561) 838-5467

 

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the world today, and that makes properly disposing of confidential documents more important than ever. This event is being co-sponsored by Palm Beach Crime Watch, Inc., and ShredAssured, a locally-owned confidential paper shredding and data destruction company serving South Florida. 

ShredAssured will supply a mobile shredding truck, capable of destroying documents safely and securely. Materials to be shredded include old tax records and returns, bank statements, checks, employment records, and any documents containing confidential personal information. Individuals and those with small or home businesses are welcome to take part. This event is not designed to accommodate large businesses. Staples and paper clips do not have to be removed. You do not even have to get out of your car – we will have staff on hand to assist by removing boxes and bags of documents from your vehicle. 

For more information, please call the Palm Beach Police Crime Prevention Unit at 561-838-5467. 

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Flagler Memorial Bridge
Flagler Memorial Bridge Replacement Project Update
Posted by Stephan Nilson
Published: Tuesday, 26 September 2017 17:13

FDOT News Release -- The eastbound lanes of the Flagler Memorial Bridge will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, until 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, and the westbound lanes of Flagler Memorial Bridge will be closed from 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, until 6 a.m., Friday, Sept. 29, to allow crews to cut traffic control loops into the pavement.

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In addition, Flagler Memorial Bridge, Quadrille Boulevard between Dixie Highway and Flagler Drive, and Flagler Drive between Fourth Street and Seventh Street will close nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Sunday, Oct. 1, through Wednesday, Oct. 4, for the installation of permanent striping. The intersection of Royal Poinciana Way and Cocoanut Row/Bradley Place also may be closed during this time.

The Flagler Memorial Bridge Replacement Project replaced the 75-year-old bascule (draw) bridge with a new bascule bridge connecting the Town of Palm Beach and the City of West Palm Beach over the Lake Worth Lagoon and the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW). The Flagler Drive overpass was replaced with an “at-grade” intersection. New lighting, traffic signals, drainage, and landscaping are also included. Active construction began on Sept. 10, 2012, and will last until summer 2017. The estimated construction cost is $106 million.

Contact Information:

 

Sid Mailhes, PE   Angel Streeter Gardner
FDOT Project Manager   Community Outreach Specialist
(561) 655-0655     (561) 886-8773
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Please visit the project website at www.flaglerbridge.com for additional information.

 

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The Palm Beach Civic Association is grateful for the exceptional life and service of our director Bob Lappin who passed away in Boston on Monday, August 19, 2013.

Palm Beach Civic Association

In Memoriam

Bob Lappin

Bob Lappin

1935 - 2013

Bob was a highly respected member of the Palm Beach community.  He was the founder, music director and conductor of the Palm Beach Pops, which debuted at the Kravis Center in 1992.

Mr. Lappin and the Pops appeared in an annual subscription series at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and Florida Atlantic University. He also served as guest conductor for symphonic pops orchestras throughout the U.S. and Canada. He was the former chairman and president of Lappin Communications, Inc., which owns radio stations.

Mr. Lappin was the former chairman and president of Pepsi-Cola bottling companies in New England and served on many corporate and philanthropic boards throughout the United States. He received the first Cultural Leader of the Year Award and was named a Distinguished Artist Scholar-in-Residence by Florida Atlantic University. He was a graduate of Ithaca College.


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