Singer Island Civic Association

Singer Island Voice | Update #17 | July 25, 2014 

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 In The News This Week:


Voter registration deadline for the Primary Election,

August 26, 2014, is July 28, 2014! - Click here to REGISTER 

you can read more about the elections coming up in

2014 by (clicking here) and visiting the SICA website.

[ Editor's Note: Every single vote matters in our local elections! ]


Riviera Beach shooting suspect charged in robbery - An 18-year-old suspected in a Monday morning shooting with Riviera Beach police was in court Wednesday but has not been charged in the incident. However, the suspect, Tavis D. Wilson was charged in a Saturday robbery at a Riviera Beach car wash. Investigators said charges into the shootout, which resulted in a massive hunt and closed roads, are coming soon

Abandoned boats in area waterways targeted for removal - Sun-Sentinel - Lagoon Keepers remove a derelict sailboat from the waters near Burt ... monuments to seafaring dreams left shipwrecked in the Lake Worth Lagoon.

13 immigrants in Border Patrol custody after coming ashore on Singer Island - WPEC - 13 immigrants in Border Patrol custody after coming ashore on Singer Island.

Drew Martin: Trade initiatives hurt environment - Sun-Sentinel - In wet years, the Indian River Lagoon, Caloosahatchee River Area and the Lake Worth Lagoon are bombarded with filthy water. CEPP is the ..

Royal Touch barber promotes reading in his shop - video from WPTV - This isn't your normal barbershop. You'll find the typical tools of the trade. But also books. "The barbershop is based on men coming together grooming each other to become better men, and I think books and education is a fundamental part of that," said Reggie Ross.

What you need to know before next week's lobster mini-season - Palm Beach Post- ... and friends caught on the first day of lobster fishing season on the loading docks of Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach, FL on July 24, 2013.

More PB schools receive A's and F's - Sun-Sentinel- But four district schools received F's: John F. Kennedy Middle in Riviera Beach, Northmore Elementary in West Palm Beach, Lake Shore Middle ...

Water taxis not catching on in Palm Beach County - Sun Sentinel - The vision is enticing: Imagine buying a ticket online, going to a water taxi stand and gliding along the Intracoastal Waterway to Palm Beach County's restaurants, shops and sights.

Manatee healthy no matter the classification - Sun-Sentinel-the largest numbers of manatee are found around warm-water discharge zones of power plants in Riviera Beach, Port Everglades, and a few ...

Riviera Beach education center gets new windows - St. George's Education Center in Riviera Beach is getting a much needed helping hand.

Island Breeze casino ship now slated to restart in September - mypalmbeachpost -  

The casino ship The Island Breeze is slated to start sailing out of the Port of Palm Beach once again in September. The ship launched in March, but has not operated since June.

Check the SICA website for more on the proposed PGA Waterfront Development & a petition being circulated to further evaluate possible traffic congestion issues


CommUNITY Voice: 

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


From the Good News Riviera Beach Team:

"Does one bad apple really spoil the whole bunch? This week Riviera Beach has been depicted very negatively in the media, but that one incident does not adequately define the beauty that is Riviera Beach.  I and my Good News Riviera Beach Team see the bigger picture; so many great things that happen within the City of Riviera Beach that often times go unnoticed. This video shows how our team sees Riviera Beach."


[ Editor's note: Let's all work together as neighbors, city residents and citizens to collectively move our commUNITY forward in a positive way ...for our safety, security and prosperity. ] 


From Claire, about beach access:

"Is the beach property in front of the Marriott Resort private property?  Do they have the right to deny beach goers the opportunity to sit on their own beach chairs or towels (in front of the resort)?  Do they have the right to deny private chairs &/or towels between the high and low water (tide) marks?"


[ Editor's note: Thanks, Claire (if anyone has input or information, please send it in
and we will share it here and with Claire.]

From: kwieman, regarding last week's story about a beach re-nourishment project over on mid-town beach, Palm Beach:

"Once again Singer Island has sand removed less than a half mile from the shore and it is dumped on Palm Beach or Jupiter or Juno, does this make sense? Singer Island is at the waters edge already"


Please keep sending in your input to be shared here next week with over 1435 of your neighbors, and your Singer Island Civic Association WILL stay on these issues.

...Here are a few links, PLEASE send in your concerns: Ms Ruth Jones - Our City Manager, Dawn Pardo - and - Riviera Beach City Directory - Riviera Beach CRA.

..and Together We Will Make a Positive Difference!

Upcoming Island, City and Area Events:
Please send us your upcoming event notices and press releases, so we can get the word out!  

Saturday Beach Clean-Up Tomorrow morning (July/26th - 8am) at the Marriott Resort at Singer Island 

From: Nais Lopez  ( - Each year, thousands of Marriott hosts and guests show their commitment to the environment by participating in community cleanup activities. As part of our involvement to our community, we are planning our Monthly Beach Cleanup on Saturday, July 26 at 8:00 am at the front beach (by the Reef Bar on the beach side of the Resort at Singer Island). If you would like to participate please JOIN US tomorrow morning!

* Snacks and beverages will be provided
* Cleanup only lasts 45-Minutes and is open to EVERYONE including the kids

If you need further information. Please contact Nais at the Resort. Thank you! 

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 ...




View City Council Meetings: 


▼ DateItemsDurationVideo
Regular MeetingJul 16, 20143102h37mPlay
Regular MeetingJul 02, 20143403h00mPlay
Special MeetingJun 25, 20141519m55sPlay
Regular MeetingJun 18, 20143702h00mPlay
Regular MeetingJun 04, 20143503h00mPlay
Special MeetingJun 02, 20141803h30mPlay
Regular MeetingMay 21, 20143201h16mPlay

 (view archived city meetings - click here)  


Upcoming City Meetings: 



City News & Events:

Palm Beach Shores Event Calendar


DRC Meeting - Date:August 6, 20142:00 PM - Location:Town Hall meeting room

Regular Commission meeting - Date:August 18, 20147:00 PM - Location:Town Hall meeting room

Planning and Zoning Board meeting - Date:August 26, 20147:00 PM - Location:Town Hall meeting room


MacArthur Beach State Park Event Calendar 



Cool Link(s) of The Week:


Vietnam vet with PTSD says service dog saved his life - Palm Beach Post- He moved to South Florida, and opened a barber shop in Singer Island, where he said he was known as the "Island Barber." He retired in 2009...


Kayaking in Paradise | A Guide to Paddling in Palm Beach - One of the best ways to enjoy this watery world is with paddle in hand, kayaking through the Intracoastal Waterway, Lake Worth Lagoon, Loxahatchee Estuary ... 

We Love Singer Island:  Check out the current beach/ocean conditions
on the Live Beach Cam
...and GET OUT THERE for some FUN!


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. 


Let's all work together to stay informed and aware of events taking place on and around Singer Island!


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