Singer Island Civic Association

Singer Island Voice | Update #29 | Oct. 17, 2014 

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The Singer Island Civic Association's first meeting of the Fall, will be held Monday, November 3rd at 7pm (come early at 6:30pm for light refreshments and conversations) at the Palm Beach Shores Town Hall. Program: Safeguarding our borders and waterways


~ November 4th Elections! ~


Did You Know???  As a registered voter in Riviera Beach, you can vote for a candidate in  every district in our city elections. You are not limited to voting just for the candidate in your own district.  Each City Council member votes on issues affecting Singer Island as well as the whole city, and it's important to know that all residents have a voice in electing every representative.   For more information on the Tuesday, November 4th Election check out these links: 


  • Full Voters Guide 
  • 2014 Ballot Questions 
  • 2014 Races - Summary 


    Singer Island Area News of The Week:    


    Riviera Beach man looking to make difference in community; closed - WPTV - Luckily, he found Riviera Beach's Jay ministries and Robert Felder. "I ran into a lot of stumbling blocks, made a lot of bad choices and ended up ...


    US Marshals make arrest in homicide at Stonybrook apartments - WPTV - Riviera Beach police and the US Marshals Service have made an arrest in the homicide of 20-year-old Travis Tatum.


    Recent shark sightings close Riviera beach to swimmers - Palm Beach Post - Fins in the water are keeping bathers on the beach: No swimming signs went up at Riviera Beach's county park shoreline Saturday morning, ...


    Reception a kickoff for upcoming crab cook-off - Palm Beach Daily News - Proceeds benefit Riviera Beach-based Community Partners, a collaboration between the Housing Partnership Inc. and the Parent Child Center ...


    Randy Schultz: Carey knows snipers still aiming at his work - Sun Sentinel - In 2007, Carey and his wife had bought a timeshare on Singer Island. Their daughter was spending a year at the Evert Tennis Academy west of ...


    Two more teens charged with boat burglary - Palm Beach Daily News - A day after police arrested one Riviera Beach teenager, two other teenagers, accused of breaking into the Town Docks and stealing electronics ...


    The tangled past of the hottest money-raiser in America's visa-for... - Fortune - For example, in 2007, owners at Marbella Villas, 54 townhouses that Allied developed in North Palm Beach, sued a Mastroianni company, ...


    Regional 911 dispatch grows, reducing costsWPEC -  

    Now the Village of North Palm Beach has just joined the regional dispatch ... Instead of taking on that burden, the North Palm beach Village ...


    Oystercatchers on the lookout - Palm Beach Daily News - A pair of American oystercatchers explore the Snook Islands Natural Area in the Intracoastal Waterway. The Lake Worth Lagoon is the farthest south in ...


    Community Foundation Announces New Board Chair and Four New... - Insurance News Net - Now a resident of Singer Island, Barrat is a corporate director at NextEra Energy, Prudential Insurance Funds and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 


    Frankel: Get rid of Palm Beach port commissioners

    Palm Beach Post (blog)- The five-member commission that runs the Port of Palm Beach should be abolished because it doesn't have the best interests of the port's ...


    Graham's World Golf Hall of Fame wait finally ends - - He changed his grip, his stance and the lie angle of his clubs after hitting balls with Nicklaus at Lost Tree Village Golf Club in Palm Beach, Fla.


    Florida Historic Golf Trail features 'important chapters to our golf ... - (blog) -  Jack Nicklaus, a North Palm Beach resident, also provided an endorsement. "As a proud Floridian for close to 50 years, I know the state of ... 


    Palm Beach Gardens GreenMarket back outdoors with new foods... - Palm Beach Post - Friends Debbie Hopper, left, and Joni Hunter, right, both from North Palm Beach, sing Happy Birthday with a cake to Ellen Massey, outside her ...


    Blanchard Insurance Agency Initiates Food Drive Campaign In Collaboration With Local Car Wash ... - WebWire - Palm Beach County - With a new charity program in the Palm Beach ... Car Wash, at 34 West Blue Heron Blvd, Riviera Beach, FL 33404, to receive $5 ...


    West Palm hunger walk fights problem organizers say isn't a world away - Palm Beach Post - "I love it." The group supports food pantries in Lake Worth, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Jupiter, Belle Glade and Indiantown  


    Venture capital funding arrived for lucky few in Florida in latest quarter - (blog) - Among the six deals in the state in the latest quarter, biotech firm Sancilio & Co. in Riviera Beach captured $20 million of the $36 million committed.


    Muddy Pumpkin Body Treatment - Boca Raton (blog)- I headed over to the SiSpa at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa (pictured above) to try this fall special out. Do note: it's a ...


    Other News:


    Here is a link to a registered sex offender notification alert on Park Avenue - Singer Island  


    Amrit Update: At the October 15 Council Meeting Dawn Pardo commented on the Amrit development.

    She assured residents there would be community opportunity for input prior to the site plans going to Planning and Zoning which is the first step before going to Council. The plans are currently in revision and Dawn does not see them going before Council until sometime later in the first quarter of 2015.  


    Riviera Beach City Council Meetings: It is important that we all stay informed on issues affecting the City of Riviera Beach, which includes Singer Island. One good way is to observe actual council discussions via the replay of Channel 18 meeting videos, which are available on the Riviera Beach website. Some of you may DVR the meetings and watch them that way, but if you choose to watch via your computer, ipad, phone, etc., below is the shortcut to get to the issue of interest to you on the agenda. 

    Go to the video meeting archive by clicking the below link:  

    Click on the blue tab that says "City Council." A list of city council meetings and dates will come up, with an option to play video on the far right side. Once you click the "play" option for a specific meeting, the meeting's agenda will appear on the right, and a video screen on the left. Click on the agenda item you wish to watch.  

    If you want switch to watch a different agenda item, just go back to the right side and click on the next item you would like to watch. The video will begin playing.

    Stay informed! This week be sure to listen to Item 14 and the City Council Committee Reports (at the bottom of that agenda). Government structure is discussed in Item 14 and "Committee Reports" addresses Amrit development concerns. The full agenda tab also has a shortcut to the video. 

    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: Agnes K. on Singer Island

    Subject: Mural

    It would be nice to have a mural painted on the side of the building at the southwest corner of Blue Heron and US 1.  It's a perfect spot and would make the new park a lot more inviting  and pleasant. 


    From: Roe K. on Singer Island
    Subject: Re: Public Improvement Revenue Bonds for Riviera Beach Infrastructure Repairs
    I would be interested to know why Bimini Lane is not on the list? It doesn't make sense.  If they have all the equipment in this area, why would they skip one block??? 


    From: Robert  C . on Pine Point 
    Subject: Sale of Panama Hatties

    If they allow the huge development scheduled to replace Panama Hatties.   it will create such a traffic jam at US1 and Jack Nicklaus Drive making an evacuation of Singer Island, over the bridge, virtually impossible.

    [ Editor's note: See the latest news on the PGA deal:  

    Panama Hattie's redevelopment killed Condominiums are planned instead for the site on the old Palm Beach Gardens restaurant. Thank you for sending in your comments , a ton of people are now reading this newsletter.  We can use more input from you! Please keep sending in your comments, scoop, ideas and news to be shared here with over 2210 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 2210 neighbors! 

    October: Celebration Cruise ship offering Halloween Horror on the Seas - Palm Beach Post - Sail from the Port of Palm Beach aboard Bahamas Celebration in October and experience a frightening good time on the ship's Halloween ...

    October: It's haunted house time at South Florida Fairgrounds, and in Boca - Palm Beach Post -  the annual spookfest that haunts the South Florida Fairgrounds, will break out the scare ...

    October 11 to December 7: A Tribute to Local Military Heroes and the US Military - Exhibition and Programs Saluting The 100,000 plus Veterans  Residing in Palm Beach County  and The US Military with an estimated 115,000 US military Veterans residing in Palm Beach County, the West Palm Beach Library Foundation will recognize Veterans in an exhibition accompanied by programs and events on military service from October 11 through December 7, 2014 at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.  


    Saturday Oct. 26: Beach Clean up at the Marriott Singer Island Resort.  Meet at 8pm at the Reef Grill on the east(beach) side.  If you need to drive, you can park for free at ocean reef park and use the south beach access and walk over to the resort.  The fun begins at 8am and only lasts 45minutes. Here is a great video of a recent event from the Taste of Singer Island Magazine Team!

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


    Saturday 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. 


    Saturday Nov. 7: The Jupiter Tequesta Junior Woman's Club will be hosting an event on November 7th at the River Center in Jupiter, The "Little Black Dress" Cocktail Party, and silent auction with appetizer served by local chefs.

    Sat/Sun 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. 

    Tuesday Nov. 18:  Lake Park -Lake Park: Musicians Showcase "In the Round" @ The Brewhouse Gallery


     Saturday 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.


    Saturday 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 ▼ Date ItemsDurationVideo
    Regular MeetingOct 15, 20144804h05mPlay 


    View Recent CRA Meetings Here:

    Name ▼ Date ItemsDurationVideo
    CRA SpecialOct 13, 20141751m37sPlay 


     (To view more archived city meetings - click here 


    Upcoming Riviera Beach City Meetings: 


    City News & Events:


    Palm Beach Shores Event Calendar 


     PBS News:


    MacArthur Beach State Park Event Calendar - 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!    



    Cool Link(s) of The Week: 


    University president gives 90K of salary to low paid worker - caring can be as simple as a sharing a smile or opening the door for someone, and others take it to an entirely new level... 


    "Cancer is something that touches everyone's lives" - a touching video from the Good News Riviera Beach Team - "The Fight Isn't Over" is absolutely about hearing the voices of people affected by cancer and being invited to share those experiences in a way that will allow you the viewer to walk away with inspiration, questions, knowledge and hopefully a desire to understand more, listen to your body and make things happen in your home and your community.


    October is Cancer Awareness Month and as a tribute to the many men and women who are battling or have battled cancer, this documentary, The Fight Isn't Over" is a tribute to them. 


    We here at Good News Riviera Beach are honored to deliver this message of strength as we continue to enhance, inform and educate our community and surrounding areas.   


    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!


    Send in your Island News, Events & Tips Today!

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