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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.
This Week in Palm Beach - October 20, 2017
Get the news that is important to you in This Week in Palm Beach. October 20, 2017 edition. Click Here To See Original Full E-Newsletter
Healthcare Provider HIH Becomes Civic Association Signature Sponsor
We are pleased to announce The Palm Beach Civic Association E-Newsletter, This Week in Palm Beach, and Directory of Members and Directors for the 2017-18 Season are both sponsored by Holistic Integrative Health (HIH).
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.
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.
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
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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.

 Midtown Beach Erosion [1 min.]

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

 

 

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This Week in Palm Beach - October 20, 2017
Posted by Stephan Nilson
Published: Thursday, 19 October 2017 17:28

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Healthcare Provider HIH Becomes Civic Association Signature Sponsor
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 19 October 2017 12:30

We are pleased to announce The Palm Beach Civic Association E-Newsletter, This Week in Palm Beach, and Directory of Members and Directors for the 2017-18 Season are both sponsored by Holistic Integrative Health (HIH).

HIHAd w600On behalf of the Directors at The Palm Beach Civic Association we thank Thomas Peterffy and HIH for playing an integral part of our season. 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.

Bob Wright
Chairman and CEO
Palm Beach Civic Association

 

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3 Wise Leaders, 1 Dynamic Organization
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 19 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.

pbca advertorial 10 2017ribbon rev5FinalWholeAd 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.

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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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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

 

 

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

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The Palm Beach Town Council met Monday and Tuesday of this week. Here's a summary of the results.

1. Adopted a 2008-2009 general fund budget of $67,335,600 reflecting an increase of 4.7 % over 2007-2008 ($64,332,559). The millage rate for 2008-2009 will be 3.2512 verses 3.3637 in 2007-2008; a decrease of 3.3%. These figures are within the guidelines established by the Florida State Legislature and therefore no vote to exceed the budget cap was necessary.

2. Closed Phipps Ocean Park for safety reasons due to major erosion.

3. Abandoned a proposal to create a separate board to hear variance requests.

4. Decided to use additional lobbying services to help the Town with beach renourishment issues and fight inlet expansion.

5. Elected Eugene Lawrence and Floyd Wideman as regular members of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

6. Voted (3-2) not to change the Town's conflict of interest procedures for residents who work in Town and serve on Town commissions.

7. Discussed recommendations on the Royal Poinciana Way Area Study from the Landmarks Commission, the Architectural Commission, and the Planning and Zoning Commission. Endorsed extending the bicycle path, upgrading Bradley Park, and enhancing the entranceway to Palm Beach. Placed "on hold" a proposal to rewrite the zoning regulations and comprehensive plan for the area.

8. Agreed to hire a new coastal coordinator and several coastal consultants by November 1, and appoint members to a new Shore Protection Board in December 2008.

9. Discussed the possibility of suing the Army Corps of Engineers for damages from beach erosion cause by the Lake Worth Inlet. Considered spending $200,000 for a study on the feasibility of proceeding with litigation. Scheduled additional discussion at a future meeting.

10. Decided to hold a joint meeting at a future date with the Town of Palm Beach Shores and Port of Palm Beach officials to discuss plans for Port growth, inlet expansion, and the creation of an inland port.

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