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Year in Review: Anti-Terrorism Drill Held at Port of Palm Beach [Video]
Year-In-Review: There was a massive show of force at the Port of Palm Beach Monday.
This Week in Palm Beach Video 12-8-2017
The Civic Association is proud to announce an overview of This Week in Palm Beach on video with news correspondent Christina Noce. See the video below and let us know what you think!
UPDATE 12-8-2017 1:00 PM: Presidential Visit this Weekend
Beginning at approximately 1:00 PM on Friday, December 8, 2017, the process of closing roadways around Mar-A-Lago will be initiated. The closure will be in effect through Sunday, December 10, 2017. [Updates in Red]
This Week in Palm Beach - December 8, 2017
Get the news that is important to you in This Week in Palm Beach. December 8, 2017 edition. Click Here To See Original Full E-Newsletter
This Week in Palm Beach - December 1, 2017
Get the news that is important to you in This Week in Palm Beach. December 1, 2017 edition. Click Here To See Original Full E-Newsletter
Bradley Park Beautification Ribbon Cutting Scheduled
The Preservation Floundation gave a presentation this week to the Civic Association Beautification Committee on the Bradley Park transformation project.
Worth Ave. Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration in Palm Beach [Video]
The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Worth Ave. was attended by hundreds this week and included Santa riding in on a Fastboats Marine Group speedboat.
Your Palm Beach Guide to Town Elections in 2018
Palm Beach Town Council Races are Heating Up. Stay up-to-date with an overview of who is running for which seats.
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Year in Review: Anti-Terrorism Drill Held at Port of Palm Beach [Video]
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Tuesday, 12 December 2017 12:48

Year-In-Review: There was a massive show of force at the Port of Palm Beach Monday.

Local, state, and federal law enforcement practiced their response to a terrorist attack. It's called "Operation Guardian." Click to see video below:

WPTV-NBC5 [2:01]

 

Officers participated in active-shooter drills, hostage situations, and dealing with violent protesters.

About 350 officers from eight different agencies took part in the training.

"When an incident happens like you have in Orlando or Fort Lauderdale Airport, more than one agency is going to be involved and we have to know how each other works," said Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.

Bradshaw said the training is more important than ever because President Trump is making Palm Beach County his part-time home.

See More (WPTV-NBC5)

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This Week in Palm Beach Video 12-8-2017
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Friday, 08 December 2017 14:00

The Civic Association is proud to announce an overview of This Week in Palm Beach on video with news correspondent Christina Noce. See the video below and let us know what you think!

The video will be distributed on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others. Follow us!  

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Transportation
UPDATE 12-8-2017 1:00 PM: Presidential Visit this Weekend
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Friday, 08 December 2017 10:30

Beginning at approximately 1:00 PM on Friday, December 8, 2017, the process of closing roadways around Mar-A-Lago will be initiated. The closure will be in effect through Sunday, December 10, 2017. [Updates in Red]

The FAA issued flight restrictions for the area around Palm Beach from 11 p.m. Friday to 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A separate FAA notice restricts flights in the area from 2:30 p.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday. The president is expected to arrive late Friday night from a rally in Pensacola. On Saturday the president will head to Mississippi and back in the afternoon. 

Expect the usual roadblocks around Mar-a-Lago from Friday through Sunday:

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Other FAA advisories were issued for weekend trips to Pensacola on Friday, and Jackson, Miss., on Saturday so be on the lookout for several presidential motorcades and additional temporary road closures in the area.

From the Town of Palm Beach:

It is recommended that all household staff, landscaper maintenance companies, pool companies, etc. adjust their schedules accordingly so as not to spend an unnecessary amount of time in traffic due to the 1 PM closure.

As always, motorists are strongly encouraged to refrain from cellular phone use or any other distractions while driving to assist in the movement of traffic.

During the closure period, all forms of travel, including pedestrian travel, are prohibited on S. Ocean Blvd from the intersection of S. County Road to Southern Boulevard. The travel restrictions will also extend eastward to the ocean.

If you are a resident living south of the South Ocean Blvd. and South County intersection you will be granted access with proper credentials.

Traffic heading east on Southern Boulevard will only be allowed to exit right at the roundabout to South Ocean Boulevard. Northbound travelers on South Ocean Boulevard will exit onto westbound Southern Boulevard.

Anyone traveling south on South County Road or South Ocean Boulevard will be redirected north at the intersection of those roads.

As a reminder, commercial vehicles (including landscaping trucks) are prohibited from traveling east on Southern Blvd and North of the 1200 block of S. Ocean.

Marine security zones will be in effect during this period.

Press

President in Palm Beach: Ninth Visit Comes with New Wrinkles

President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Mar-a-Lago should feature the least disruptive arrival motorcade of his presidency and a brief Saturday reprieve for weekend pilots who are grounded when the president is in town.

Trump, whose eight previous presidential visits have often snarled rush hour traffic between Palm Beach International Airport and his tropical White House, isn’t expected to arrive on Air Force One until 11 p.m. or later Friday night.

Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)

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This Week in Palm Beach - December 8, 2017
Posted by Stephan Nilson
Published: Thursday, 07 December 2017 17:12

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This Week in Palm Beach - December 1, 2017
Posted by Stephan Nilson
Published: Friday, 01 December 2017 15:54

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Bradley Park Beautification Ribbon Cutting Scheduled
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Friday, 01 December 2017 10:41

The Preservation Floundation gave a presentation this week to the Civic Association Beautification Committee on the Bradley Park transformation project.

A Ribbon Cutting ceremony to re-open the park is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Over the summer of 2017, the Preservation Foundation transformed Bradley Park through a $2.7 million project that fully realized Colonel E.R. Bradley’s vision for a town-serving park along the shore of Lake Worth. Enhancements include a quarter-mile-long meandering stone dust path that incorporates benches and leads pedestrians through a series of exhibition gardens separated by tall Podocarpus hedges.

The presentation to the Civic Assocition was given by Amanda H. Skier, Preservation Foundation Executive Director, and Brian Vertesch, SMI Landscape Architecture.

Read More (Preservation Foundation)

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Worth Ave. Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration in Palm Beach [Video]
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Thursday, 30 November 2017 09:22

The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Worth Ave. was attended by hundreds this week and included Santa riding in on a Fastboats Marine Group speedboat.

Mary Robosson, VP of the Palm Beach Civic Association, was there for the celebration and recorded a video on her cellphone. The directors and staff at the Civic Association wish you a very Happy Holidays!

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Photo: Andres Leiva / Palm Beach Daily News

Civic Association Video [45 sec.]

2017 Worth Ave. Christmas Tree Lighting in Palm Beach from Palm Beach Civic Association on Vimeo.

The Worth Ave. Association holds the event every holiday season. 

 

News

Tree lightings mark the beginning of the season in Palm Beach

Palm Beach kicked off the Christmas season Tuesday night as two town trees were ceremoniously lit.

Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)

 

 

 

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Your Palm Beach Guide to Town Elections in 2018
Posted by R. Michael Brown
Published: Wednesday, 29 November 2017 12:15

Palm Beach Town Council Races are Heating Up. Stay up-to-date with an overview of who is running for which seats.

The Civic Association has an Election Webpage on our site that shows the latest candidates, events, and news about the upcoming Town Council election. 

Click Here to Go to the Civic Association Elections Webpage

The Palm Beach Civic Association is a nonpartisan organization that believes all civic minded citizens will want to make informed decisions in the March Town Election. 

2018 Town of Palm Beach Municipal General Election Dates

- Town Caucus: January 9, 2018  Time: TBD, Town Council Chambers, 360 S. County Road
- Town General Election: March 13, 2018 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Town Run-Off Election (if necessary): TBD

Town Council Seats Up for Election

  • Council Member - Group 1 (Incumbent Richard M. Kleid)
  • Council Member - Group 2 (Incumbent Maggie Zeidman)
  • Council Member - Group 3 (Incumbent Bobbie Lindsay)

 

 

 

Record rains in Florida during last year's wet season and this dry season, blamed on the El Nino weather pattern, has caused Lake Okeechobee, water conservation areas within the Everglades, and the Everglades at large to be flooded with too much water.

Eric Eikenberg Everglades TripCivic Association Directors last week toured the Everglades to see the issues in person.  The tour was given by our corporate partner, the Everglades Foundation. CEO Eric Eikenberg presenting aboard the airboat. 

 

Click Here to See the Photo Gallery

 

The latest news:


Water Heading South to Save Wildlife from Drowning

The South Florida Water Management District is allowing 10,000 gallons of clean water per second to flow out of a water catchment area west of Broward and Miami-Dade counties to help save wildlife from drowning.

Gov. Rick Scott asked that the water be released into the Northeast Shark River Slough in Everglades National Park last week, but the request needed federal approval.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted the request Monday because of the emergency situation, which includes the threat of deer drowning in the so-called Water Catchment area 3.

Read More (Palm Beach Post)

 

Water Release May Do Little to Help St. Lucie Estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreed Monday to release water from a bloated conservation area into the Everglades, but the massive water dump may do little to help the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers.

Paul Gray, a scientist for Audubon Florida and Lake Okeechobee expert, said there is so much water in the lake, relieving the conservation area west of Broward and Miami-Dade counties won’t be enough to stop flows into the estuaries.

Read More (Palm Beach Post)


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