Singer Island Civic Association

Singer Island Voice | Update #15 | July 11, 2014 

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Enjoy Singer Island: Another GREAT video ...shot and produced by the Taste of Singer Island Team.  What a wonderful little island we all share.  Check it out and share it with your all your friends and family out there!


In The News This Week (and last):

Palm Beach County enjoying uptick in new-hotel construction - Sun-Sentinel- Areas hardest hit by hurricanes were Singer Island, Riviera Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach and Lake Worth. Today, the county's ...  


Feds declare 300 miles of Florida beaches critical habitat for - - For instance, it would include the Palm Beach County community of Singer Island, which protrudes farther into the Atlantic than any other part of ... See Also Help Needed to Protect Our Beaches - SICA Website - Dear Fellow Singer Island Resident,. Your help is needed urgently in developing a permanent solution to the escalating beach erosion problem that ...   


Patrons say Goodbye to Tiki Bar - WPEC - The popular Tiki Bar in Riviera Beach is closing it's doors tonight. A waitress at the local waterfront hot spot had to fight back tears as she described ...

A haircut and a book - The South Florida Times - Boys don't come to the Royal Touch Barbershop just to get a haircut; they also come to read. A unique project at the shop owned ...


Rybovich seeks inclusion in suit against city's approval of village. - mypalmbeachpost - The developers of the massive village planned for the Rybovich yacht center have asked a judge to let them intervene...  

Fitch Rates City of Riviera Beach Utility Special District, FL's Rev Bonds 'A+'; - NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to the City of Riviera Beach Utility Special District (CRBUSD, or the district), FL's ...

Riviera Beach launches million-dollar neighborhood improvement - Palm Beach Post - On Wednesday evening, the Board of the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency approved a plan to build a community garden and a park ...   


Frequency of maintenance dredging causing concern - Palm Beach Daily News --The Palm Beach Civic Association is concerned about maintenance dredging of the Lake Worth Inlet following the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' ...

Free program introduces Riviera Beach kids to undersea wonders at top dive site - Sun-Sentinel - RIVIERA BEACH In years of diving at the Blue Heron Bridge, Jim Abernethy and Dan Volker often surfaced to find kids running to the edge of the water ...    


Officers, sea turtle volunteers address human interference with nesting - WPEC - In the height of sea turtle nesting season, state wildlife officers and volunteers are issuing a warning tonight about nighttime  


CommUNITY Voice: 

Please send in "your" comments, ideas
and input to be shared here next week! 


From: Marianne W,

Just a note to let you know what a great job SICA has been doing for the past several years in representing the interest of the Island.  I just signed up to get alerts via email; would be happy to get the newsletter via email as well to help keep down the costs. Again, you're all doing a great job - really appreciated all the updates in the most recent newsletter and have been encouraging friends to join.

From: Kwieman,
I like your publication, very informative. The best solution for beach erosion was the breakwater project that was fully funded and ready to go. The recent army of seawalls that were built with be the death of Singer Island beaches in 5 or 10 years,   


From new neighbors: Michael & Alex in Toronto,

Thank you for your update.  The SICA is new to us since my wife & I have only become a Palm Beach Shores vacation homeowners in January 2014.  We are impressed with the information sharing & the web site & we look forward to hearing more about your plans & appreciate the local information (& the webcam of the inlet & the beach).    


From: Laurie D in Palm Beach Isles,
Thank you once again for a well written up to date newsletter.  What is going on with this Lozman's Cove site?  It looks terrible after all the nice looking work that has been done to Singer Island roadways. I have even seen a jeep parked on that property.  The hedges are dying.  They should have been a lot taller so people don't have to see that mess.    


From: Claire G,

As a Singer Island resident and taxpayer I have long enjoyed the fantastic beaches on our island.  Recently I have been informed that the Marriott Singer Island Resort and Spa along with the company that rents cabanas and chairs in front of the Resort (as well as the beach in front of the Pink timeshare just to the south of the public beach), have been insisting that the beaches are private and that beach goers using their private chairs cannot sit on the sand in front of either building. I thought that Florida beaches were public property and that this type of restrictive behavior was not allowed.  Would you please advise?  


Please keep sending in your input to be shared here next week
with over 1302 of your neighbors and your Singer Island Civic Association WILL stay on these issues.

...Together We Will Make a Positive Difference!   


Beach and Lagoon Clean-Ups in the News: 

More than 100 lbs of trash found at popular dive location -  WPEC - Volunteers teamed up with Pura Vida dive shop for a quarterly cleaning of Phil Foster Park. "What we find is disgusting...


From: Roger Amidon, General Manager of our Marriott Singer Island Resort: The area beach clean up on Saturday, June 28, 2014 "netted" over 114 pounds of garbage off our beach.

Thank you to everyone that helped out & ...The turtles also thank you!


 [ Editor's note: THANK YOU!  Please let us know about future clean-up events, and the word will be shared here to raise awareness ...and some bring in more helping hands! ]  


Beach Clean-up - Saturday, July 12, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at John D MacArthur State Park: Show that you care about the marine environment by helping to keep it free of litter. Trash bags and gloves will be provided to those who attend. Community service hours will be provided for school aged participants. For more information call Park Specialist Art at (561) 776-7449, ext. 109. 

Upcoming Island, City and Area Events:

Please send us your upcoming event notices, tips on events an press releases so we can get the word out!   


It's HERE!
The We Love Singer Island "Karaoke Saturday"

Join several of the Singer Island Civic Association Board of Directors while we relax and (some of us) sing karaoke at the Seaspray Inn Beach Resort. It will be an excellent opportunity to meet and greet with fellow Islanders who love Singer Island.


Please come out for some FUN around the pool while we dazzle you with completely unprepared amateur singing performances

and help support a local hotelier!  


Saturday July 12th, 2014 from 4:00pm until 8:00 pm


Location: Seaspray Inn Beach Resort, 123 South Ocean Avenue, Palm Beach Shores

Attire: Beach casual

Cash bar and food (Karaoke is free!)

 For more info: Jonathan Knaus





July 11 and 12, 2014: Fish for a Reason, Not Just the Season!
Tournament to Benefit: Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Riviera Beach Maritime Academy, and Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center! - for list of events throughout the weekend!

Lake Park Exhibit Raises Awareness of the Benefits of Bees -
New Times Broward-Palm Beach - On display through August 11 at Art on Park, 800 Park Ave., in Lake Park. ... at Art on Park, located a block west of Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park. ... the bee population keeps going down; even in South Florida, we need to do more ...  


City of Riviera Beach 

View City Council Meetings: 

Regular MeetingJul 02, 20143403h00mPlay 
Special MeetingJun 25, 20141519m55sPlay 
Regular MeetingJun 18, 20143702h00mPlay 
Regular MeetingJun 04, 20143503h00mPlay 
Special MeetingJun 02, 20141803h30mPlay 

  (view archived city meetings - click here)  


Upcoming City Meetings: 



City News & Events:  

Cool Link(s) of The Week: 


Peace and Feast in the Neighborhood (Riviera Beach) Event Recap Video - from Good News Riviera Beach; an organization that widely promotes positive news in Riviera Beach, stories that will inspire others in Riviera Beach and surrounding communities.

[ Editor's note: WOW ...GREAT JOB Riviera Beach!!  Thank You to everyone that put on and attended this powerful event! ]

Lightning strike over the Lake Worth Lagoon - Captain Kimo - Heavy rainstorm moving over the Lake Worth Lagoon in Palm Beach County with a lightning strike.
Man flies drone into West Palm Beach fireworks show (VIDEO) - New York Daily News - He may have captured some stunning images but some people are not happy that a man flew a drone into a West Palm Beach fireworks show.

 We Love Singer Island:  Check out the current beach/ocean conditions on the Live Cam (...and GET OUT THERE!)

~ and We Will See you at "Karoake Saturday"! ~ 

Of Interest / Stay Tuned:

More news as we get it on: 

Ocean Mall | CRA District & Marina Development | Lake Worth inlet widening project | Digital License Plate Readers | Proposed development projects: Lozman's Cove, Amrit, PGA waterfront | Pending sober house legislation |  ...and more as we get it. 


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