Singer Island Civic Association

Singer Island Voice | Update #27 | Oct. 3, 2014 

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It's that time again: Voter registration deadline for the General Election is Monday, October 6, 2014 (29 days before the election, which is: Tuesday, November 4th.)  
Your Vote Does Count!

Visit: Palm Beach County Elections for more information!  


New SICA Committee: Do we have any more readers out there who are interested in serving on a new SICA committee to keep an eye on city spending and budgets and develop long term fiscal strategies to help our entire community? Please contact us here if you are interested!


Other Volunteers?  If you are interested in helping with SICA events this Fall or with key focus areas, please contact us!


Singer Island Area News of The Week:   


A weekend taste of fall - WPTV Weather 

 [ Editor's note: Get those winter parka's out and hunker down folks, a cold front is coming this weekend! 

Riviera Beach port could get Nassau cruises -
Sun Sentinel - PV Enterprises International Inc. is seeking to start cruise operations from the Riviera Beach port to Nassau, Bahamas, and possibly before the ... 

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials investigating deaths of 2 manatees - WPBF - A beach goer spotted another dead manatee washed along the beach in Singer Island. Both were found Monday morning.  


Readers' top travel picks - Sun Sentinel- ... wants to gather with family, he drives three miles to Palm Beach Shores Resort and Vacation Villas on Singer Island in Palm Beach Shores. 


Round up: Barbieri challenges WPB to do better with its students ... - Palm Beach Post (blog) - The Riviera Beach Maritime Academy was up for a 15 renewal of its charter. That too got pushed back to Oct. 15. That move came after School ... 

3 divers rescued by Coast Guard off Boynton Inlet -
WPTV- A boat crew at the Coast Guard station at the Lake Worth Inlet and the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber were sent to the scene.

[ Editor's note: Thank you for your service Coast Guard Station Lake Worth and USCG Cutter Bernard C. Webber! ]

Fright Nights Returns to the South Florida Fairgrounds - The Pineapple Newspaper - Halloween is more than a month away but the staff of Fright Nights is already busy preparing to scare the life out of its ... 

Fans had to go to great lengths to see perfect Dolphins in 1972 - Palm Beach Post -  Other advertised possibilities were the Hilton Inn on Singer Island and the Village Lodge and Restaurant in Tequesta. That last one made a ...

Operations Manager at Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency - Neimah Spence has completed the Florida Crime Prevention Institute's 120-hourtraining course and is now certified as a Florida crime prevention practitioner. This will enable the Riviera Beach CRA's Clean and Safe Program to implement crime prevention strategies in the CRA district - Here is a video from the CRA on the new Clean and Safe Program  


[ Editor's note: sorry neighbors, there have been no new updates from our council person Dawn Pardo - if you'd like to hear more on Ocean Mall and/or other area news, please send in your comments and concerns ...they will be shared and together we will make a difference! ]


Environmental News:

Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management - September 2014 Project Status Report (in PDF Format)  

Lake Worth Lagoon E-News from the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management - Sept 2014 - Highlights Include: Educational Resource: Lake Worth Lagoon - Discover a Local Treasure | Two Million Dollars to Benefit Lake Worth Lagoon | Lagoon Restoration Project Earns National Recognition | Seagrass Monitoring Results...


CommUNITY Voice: 

Neighbors, please keep sending in your comments, ideas and input ...the MORE the better folks!!  Please speak up and your voice will be shared here next week


From Elizabeth R with Palm Beach County Schools

Subj: excellent!

excellent. thanks for sharing.......


From MB on Singer Island

Subj: Thank you!

Thanks for sending... I am very pleased to keep up with Singer Island news. 


NBA on Singer Island

Subj: Amrit

Has the Riviera Beach City Council ever said "no" to any developer on Singer Island? Despite all the development on Singer Island during the past few years, property taxes continue to rise and the Council continues to spend.... IT MUST BE STOPPED 


[ Editor's Note:  NB - sorry for leaving this out of last week's edition!  There was an interesting 95 minute discussion on Single District Voting at this week's City Council Meeting. If you are a resident of Riviera Beach, I'd strongly urge you to get the popcorn out and play this link and PLEASE don't miss the public comments - here.


A few SICA team members had the following comments:


--Riviera Beach City council members don't just vote on issues affecting a single district--their votes affect every resident of the city, and we should all have a voice--and a vote--in electing them. 

 --Riviera Beach is small enough that we can see all of our elected officials in action, and determine whether or not we agree with their beliefs and positions in governing the city. 

 --We would not support a proposal that would disenfranchise the voice and vote of any Riviera Beach citizens in electing their city council. 

 --A single member district approach could lead to a fragmented, adversarial environment within the city council. Instead, council persons should be incented to work together on cross-city issues rather than advocating for a single group of constituents. 


 - if you have comments, ideas, hopefully positive solutions to helping the Island and surrounding commUNITY move forward, send them in and they will be shared here next week!   ]



  [ Editor's note: Thank you for sending in your comments! There is certainly a lot going on around our wonderful little Island.  Please keep sending in your comments, scoop, ideas and news to be shared here with over 2195 of your neighbors.  Your Singer Island Civic Association WILL stay on these issues ]

  Here are a few links, please keep in mind that Singer Island actually spans 3 cities and 1 Unincorporated Village. Please send in your concerns and ideas to the appropriate contact(s):


North Palm Beach (includes John D MacArthur Park):
Lost Tree Village: Our private unincorporated village - no contacts listed - but we are working on it!

...and Together We Will Make a Positive Difference!

Upcoming Island, City and Area Events:
Please send us any upcoming event notices and press releases, we can get the word out here to 2165 neighbors! 


Saturday Sept 27th Clean-up Report from the Marriott Resort Team on Singer Island:  With a great deal of pride, we announce that our resort participated in our first International Coastal Cleanup Day! 

This is the 29th Annual International Coastal Cleanup and last year, a total of 650,000 people picked up more than 12 million pounds of trash worldwide.  We did our part today by picking up a total of 85 pounds of trash in our beach.  As always, we split into two teams, the Southern Team and the Northern Team.  It just so happens that our team captains went along gender lines and the Northern Team was made up of all boys while the Southern Team was made up of all girls.

The girls won with a total of 50 pounds collected while the boys came in with 35 pounds of trash.  I'm not proud to say this but the boys got spanked!

Congratulations to the Southern Team and remember, we do this every last Saturday of the month at 8am at the Reef...

[ Editor's note:  Thank you to the Marriott Resort Team for taking the lead in helping keep our beach clean and making it a fun event along the way! and yes ..the guys got spanked.   As a 15 year fulltime resident, I have noticed a significant reduction in trash on the beach from the Martinique II down to the Tiara ....and would like to thank everyone for their continued efforts!  I'd also like to challenge more residents to stop in for the next clean-up, its a fun little 45 minute walk on the beach!  We will keep showcasing this monthly event (and other similar events taking place in our community!) ] 

Every Thursday Night: 3 Reasons Why You Should Check Out the Sailfish Marina "Sunset Celebration" on Singer Island 


Nov 1: LagoonFest - Mark your calendars for 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, November 1 to discover a local treasure - Lake Worth Lagoon - at LagoonFest! LagoonFest is a free family-friendly festival that will be held in conjunction with the West Palm Beach Green Market on the lagoon's waterfront. The event will feature informational displays, hands-on activities and demonstrations for all ages, as well live music. We hope to see you there! For more information, visit . Email us to learn about LagoonFest volunteer opportunities. 


Nov. 4: Singer Island Civic Association Meeting  @ The Palm Beach Shores Town Hall ....Mark your calendars!


Nov 8-9: The 2014 Working on the Green Sustainability Summit presented by Mosaic offers something for everyone. From a look at sustainability efforts in the southeast US to policy opportunities in Florida regarding federal regulations to celebrating the best practices across the state. 

Nov. 22: Shop 'Til YOU Drop 2014  - Don't Miss the Holiday Shopping Event of the Season to Benefit the Natural Science Education Programs at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach Saturday, November 22 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Dec 6: Inner City Youth Golfers', Inc.- Please join us! Your ICYG Community Giants Invitation, "2014 Annual Community Giants Recognition Dinner, Auction & Dance". They are now accepting sponsorships, please visit for more information or contact ICYG Founder Malachi Knowles,


View Recent City Council Meetings Here:  

Name▼ DateItemsDurationVideo
Regular MeetingOct 01, 20143703h53mPlay
Workshop (FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM WORKSHOP)Sep 29, 20141101h20mPlay
Regular MeetingSep 17, 20144604h00mPlay

View Recent CRA Meetings Here:

Name ▼ Date ItemsDurationVideo
CRA SpecialSep 172009m52sPlay 
CRA SpecialSep 161301h16mPlay 

 (To view more archived city meetings - click here 


Upcoming Riviera Beach City Meetings: 


City News & Events:


Palm Beach Shores Event Calendar 


 PBS News:


Bats, Bugs & Butterflies - Oh My! Park Events Oct 2014 -Click the calendar link for more fun and educational events at our John D MacArthur park this month!   


Speaker Series - Bats: Those Amazing Winged Mammals
October 4, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Intro to Kayak Fishing
Saturday, October 4, 1:00 p.m.
Learn to Kayak!
Sunday, October 5, 10:00 a.m. (about 1 hour)
Birding at MacArthur Park
Sunday, October 5, 2:00 p.m.
Nature Photography Workshop - Wildlife Photography
Saturday, October 11, 9:00 am - 1:00 p.m.
Beach Clean-up
Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Bluegrass Music with the Conch Stomp Band
Sunday, October 12, 1-3:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 15, 5:00 p.m.



Cool Link(s) of The Week: 


Good dolphin catches deep and also shallow - Sun Sentinel -
Max Howard, 16, of West Palm Beach caught this 22-pound bull dolphin on a light spinning rod Sunday in 90 feet off Singer Island. The fish hit ...


5 things to do this weekend, includes green market; free art exhibit  - Palm Beach Post - The National Croquet Center, 700 Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach, is offering free golf croquet lessons at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Center officials ...


Action in the water up at the pump house!  

[ Editor's note:  it's that time of year folks. With a possible chill moving through there should be plenty of action at the beach this weekend. Keep  an eye out if you venture into the water! ]


'Shark whisperer': Jupiter fisherman jumps into water to grab shark (VIDEO) 



It's Still Storm Season: Please remember that storms can heat up very quickly at this time of the year.  Here are some great links for hurricane preparedness: Palm Beach Post | WPTV5 | WBPF25 | WFLX29 



We Love Singer Island:  Check out the current beach/ocean conditions on the Live Beach Cam...and Have a Wonderful  Weekend!

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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