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Scripps Florida Sponsors Civic Association Website
We are pleased to announce the Palm Beach Civic Association website www.PalmBeachCivic.org will be sponsored during the 2017-2018 season by Scripps Florida.
UPDATE 10-17-2017: Tropical Weather Outlook
Potential tropical development east of Florida and the Bahamas blew apart from strong upper-level winds.
Mayor Gail Coniglio Message of Support for our Neighbors in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
By: Gail Coniglio, Mayor of the Town of Palm Beach -- The Town of Palm Beach is part of a non-partisan, public/private coalition called Palm Beach County Cares. This newly formed organization is currently concentrating on helping our neighbors in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands recover from significant damage caused by the recent hurricanes.
3 Wise Leaders, 1 Dynamic Organization
The roster of Civic Association directors reads like a Who’s Who of the nation’s top philanthropists, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, ambassadors, and other elite business professionals.
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.
This Week in Palm Beach - October 13, 2017
Get the news that is important to you in This Week in Palm Beach. October 13, 2017 edition. Click Here To See Original Full E-Newsletter
After Hurricane Irma, Undergrounding Proves It Works in Other Towns
By; R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communiciation Director -- Gene Rauth, Town Manager of Jupiter Island, had nothing but positive things to say about how their underground utilities performed during and after Hurricane Irma.
Palm Beach County Braces for Exodus from Puerto Rico Hurricane Crisis [Video]
Palm Beach County Cares, a group of county leaders, businesses and non-profit organization, held a press conference at the Port of Palm Beach Wednesday afternoon to discuss its countywide relief to help Puerto Rican evacuees coming into the county.
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Scripps Florida Sponsors Civic Association Website
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:20

We are pleased to announce the Palm Beach Civic Association website www.PalmBeachCivic.org will be sponsored during the 2017-2018 season by Scripps Florida.

“On behalf of the Directors and members at the Palm Beach Civic Association we thank the Scripps Research Institute for playing an integral part in our season,” said Ned Barnes, president of the Civic Association. “The support from our Signature Sponsors and corporate members enables the facilitation of research, community news, and educational programs that inform, protect, and enhance the quality of life for those who live in Palm Beach.”

“I’ve toured the Scripps Florida facility and met with their CEO Peter Schultz,” said Bob Wright, CEO of the Civic Association. “They conduct amazing biomedical research in Jupiter Florida to advance the field of medicine to save precious lives. This partnership helps both organizations with our respective missions.”

The banner below will be displayed on the Civic Association website for the season:
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To learn more, please visit www.Scripps.edu/Florida

 

 

Hurricane
UPDATE 10-17-2017: Tropical Weather Outlook
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Tuesday, 17 October 2017 08:03

Potential tropical development east of Florida and the Bahamas blew apart from strong upper-level winds.

The storm will still have shower and thunderstorm activity but get taken out to sea by a pending cold front.

 

 

 

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Mayor Gail Coniglio Message of Support for our Neighbors in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 16 October 2017 13:17

By: Gail Coniglio, Mayor of the Town of Palm Beach -- The Town of Palm Beach is part of a non-partisan, public/private coalition called Palm Beach County Cares. This newly formed organization is currently concentrating on helping our neighbors in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands recover from significant damage caused by the recent hurricanes.

We are hoping that you would be willing help in this effort. We are collecting money, volunteers and material donations. For more information on how you can help, go to our website www.PalmBeachCountyCares.com. There was also an article in the October 12 Palm Beach Post that gives a little more background on their cooperative effort.

Our goal is to raise $5 million dollars in the next 5 weeks. The United Way of Palm Beach County will oversee the collection and distribution of the funds. Donation information is on the website.

You may drop off items at any time within the next five weeks at any of the three Town Fire Stations:

Central Fire – Station #1
355 South County Road

North Fire – Station #2
300 North County Road

South Fire – Station #3
2185 South Ocean Boulevard

All donations will be delivered to the Port of Palm Beach, who has donated a warehouse to collect items to be shipped to the islands. Requested items include:

Baby formula, wipes, diapers
Batteries (all sizes)
Canned goods, can openers
Cleaning supplies
Extension cords
First aid kits, pain medications, diarrhea relief medications
Hygiene products (wipes, sanitizers, female necessities)
Insect repellent
Toilet paper, paper towels

Thank you for joining your fellow residents and organizations across the entire County in this important humanitarian effort. Questions about dropping off donations can be directed to the main phone number of the Fire-Rescue Department (561) 838-5420Call: (561) 838-5420

Thank you!

Mayor Gail L. Coniglio

 

 

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3 Wise Leaders, 1 Dynamic Organization
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Monday, 16 October 2017 11:51

The roster of Civic Association directors reads like a Who’s Who of the nation’s top philanthropists, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, ambassadors, and other elite business professionals.

ShinySheetPage3Ad PB Civic Assoc 101517 w600Bob Wright, Chairman of the Palm Beach Civic Association, and the former Vice Chairman of General Electric and Chief Executive Officer of NBC and NBC Universal, also has founded two charitable foundations that raise funds and awareness for autism and pancreatic cancer.

Image: Civic Association Ad in the Shiny Sheet on Page 3 of the Season Preview Edition 2017-2018

Civic Association Director Hillie Mahoney is co-founder and Chairman of the Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute in Boston, a Trustee at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, a Director of The Charles A. Dana Foundation, and the Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

Thomas Peterffy, a Civic Association Director, formed the first entirely automated trading firm known today as Interactive Brokers Firm, LLC, where he is Chairman and CEO. He recently founded Holistic Integrative Health (HIH), a premier medical wellness and diagnostic center, located in Royal Poinciana Plaza.

The three recently shared their thoughts on the Palm Beach Civic Association…

Mr. Peterffy: “Civic Association members have a depth and diversity of backgrounds that is probably unparalleled in any other similarly small community. They all have unique expertise in various areas. We are all grateful for Bob’s willingness to take a leadership role in the Association.”

Mr. Wright: “When members go to events, they meet new people and form relationships with interesting people from a variety of different backgrounds. We bring people together.”

Mrs. Mahoney: “The Civic Association helps keep us informed about all that is going on in Palm Beach. Most of us travel. When we get the newsletter, we’re never out of touch. It’s a very congenial group. I’ve found everyone to be so genuine and helpful.”

Mr. Wright: “We’ve created committees dealing with town issues and that brings a whole new dimension to becoming a member of the Civic Association. We’ve spent a lot of time on infrastructure issues like bridges and undergrounding. All those things have brought us in touch with many new people both on and off the island.”

Through the Civic Association, we see eye to eye on what’s important to the Town of Palm Beach. Protecting and preserving our wonderful community, and enjoying true camaraderie, is why you should become a member of the Civic Association.

Civic Association Leadership Begins with Our Citizens

Become a Member and Join Us for Our Signature Events

Underground Utilities Forum
Thursday, November 16

Annual Holiday Party*
Monday, December 11
Co-sponsored by Earl J. Campazzi, MD and Boca Nursing

Major Contributor Reception*
Tuesday, January 23

Ambassador Series*
Friday, February 2
Sponsored by First Republic Bank

Four Arts Garden Tour*
Thursday, February 8

Annual Award Luncheon with MSNBC Anchor Brian Williams*
Monday, February 12
Co-sponsored by Good Samaritan Medical Center and Florida Crystals

Town Council Candidates Debate
Thursday, March 1

Ambassador Luncheon Series*
Wednesday, March 14

Annual Membership Meeting
End of Season Party
Monday, April 16

*By Invitation Only

Join Today | 561-655-0820 | www.PalmBeachCivic.org/JoinToday

 

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Community Shredding Event - Prevent Identity Theft
Posted by Stephan Nilson
Published: Friday, 13 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. 

Town of Palm Beach News Release

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This Week in Palm Beach - October 13, 2017
Posted by Stephan Nilson
Published: Friday, 13 October 2017 10:13

Get the news that is important to you in This Week in Palm Beach. October 13, 2017 edition.

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After Hurricane Irma, Undergrounding Proves It Works in Other Towns
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:30

By; R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communiciation Director -- Gene Rauth, Town Manager of Jupiter Island, had nothing but positive things to say about how their underground utilities performed during and after Hurricane Irma.

"Our town did great," said Mr. Rauth. "We would still be dealing with downed poles and lines if our utilities were still above ground." 

Jupiter Island completed their undergrounding in 2007. 

Photos: Horizontal drill for installing underground utility lines in the South End, Palm Beach

"The three feeder lines over on the mainland went down and caused an outage here on the island for three days but the minute FPL got those back online the island came back on," said Mr. Rauth. "After Hurricane Wilma in 2005, we were dealing with power outages for weeks. During Hurricane Mathew last year, we never lost power." 

Plus with all the flooding rain for the last few weeks, "No problems at all," he said. 

UndergroundingDrillerWithPowerlinesIMG 8525 350Currently the Town of Palm Beach is in Phase 1 of Undergrounding with horizontal drilling and installation in the North end from Onondaga north to the Inlet and from the southern Town limits to Sloan's Curve.

The Civic Association is holding an Underground Utility Update and Hurricane Recovery Report Community Forum on Thursday, November 16, at 10 am at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea.  Everyone is welcome.

Featured presenters are: Tom Bradford, Palm Beach Town Manager; Jay Boodheshwar, Deputy Town Manager; Steven Stern, Underground Utilities Project Manager; and Patricia Strayer, Town Engineer.

 

After Hurricane Irma, South Florida Cities and FPL Consider More Underground Lines

After Hurricane Irma's winds took out 90 percent of South Florida's power, many residents wondered why more of the region’s power lines are not underground.

Read More (Sun Sentinel)

 

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Palm Beach County Braces for Exodus from Puerto Rico Hurricane Crisis [Video]
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:27

Palm Beach County Cares, a group of county leaders, businesses and non-profit organization, held a press conference at the Port of Palm Beach Wednesday afternoon to discuss its countywide relief to help Puerto Rican evacuees coming into the county.

"Juan Pagan, President of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce expects around 100,000 Puerto Rican evacuees to come to Palm Beach County."

Click Below for Video - CBS12 [2:27]

Palm Beach County Cares, a group of county leaders, businesses and non-profit organization, held a press conference at the Port of Palm Beach Wednesday afternoon to discuss its countywide relief to help Puerto Rican evacuees coming into the county.
See More (CBS12)


South Florida Braces for Exodus from Puerto Rico Amid Hurricane Crisis
South Florida is seeing the beginning of what could be an exodus of tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing a humanitarian crisis on the island.
See More (Sun-Sentinel)

 
IRMA AFTERMATH

Hurricane Irma: Inspection Backlogs Grow as $5.3B OKed in Claims, Aid
Estimated insured losses and federal grants in Florida top $5.3 billion for Hurricane Irma, and the number is likely to grow because inspections have not yet been completed on tens of thousands of Palm Beach County households seeking help with home damage.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)

Scott, Putnam in D.C. to Discuss Irma’s $2.5B Agriculture Hit
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will meet with members of Florida’s congressional delegation in Washington today to discuss the state’s estimated $2.5 billion in agricultural losses from Hurricane Irma.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)

 

Mayor Gail Coniglio is working hard for the Town in Tallahassee. Lots of meetings scheduled this week with Governor Rick Scott and members of the State Legislature to discuss concerns regarding pending bills that may negatively affect Palm Beach and the town's ability to self-govern.

The Town is actively tracking bills that are under consideration by the Florida State Legislature that would potentially have a negative impact on “home rule.” which is the ability for the Town to govern itself at the local level. 

The Palm Beach website now has a list of the proposed bills with links to the pages on the State Legislature’s website, as well as contact information for the Palm Beach Legislative Delegation and links to the pages for the members of the House and Senate who have sponsored the legislation (click on the names). 

Residents are encouraged to contact their representatives and/or the proposers of these bills to voice their concerns about the negative consequences they’ll have on our ability to self-govern.

In the photos below: Town Lobbyist, Mat Forrest, State Representatives Hager, La Rosa, and Boyd, State Senator Jeff Clemens

Learn More (Town of Palm Beach)

Mayor Coniglio Tallahassee 2017

Photo: Town of Palm Beach via Town Facebook & Twitter feeds


Palm Beach Sees ‘Aesthetically Horrible’ Outcome if Wireless Law Passes

Fearing an aesthetic disaster, the town has declared a moratorium on applications to place wireless telecommunications equipment on public property and in public rights of way.

Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)

 


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