Singer Island Civic Association

Singer Island Voice | Update #30 | Oct. 24, 2014 

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SICA Updates:

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 conversation) at the Palm Beach Shores Town Hall. Program: Safeguarding our borders and waterways


We are delighted to announce that John Workman has joined the SICA board of directors.  Among his many hats, John is mayor of Palm Beach Shores (click here to read his impressive bio).


Our Florida State Representative Bill Hager took time out of his busy schedule this week to visit the weekly SICA board meeting and shared news on important issues and challenges facing our area. Here is a link to a recent article on possible legislation or regulation in regards to sober homes and a Sun Sentinel article about Mr Hager.


[ Editor's note: Thank you Mayor Workman and thank you to the SICA Team for your tireless volunteer efforts this year!  Thank you Representative Hager!   Neighbors/readers: our SICA membership drive is getting ready to kick off for 2015 ...If you are reading this and you have time/interest in helping the Singer Island Civic Association, please contact us. If you don't have time to volunteer, please consider contributing via a yearly membership and/or in donations ....and together we will make a difference in 2015! ]


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    Singer Island Area News of The Week:    


    Nassau-bound cruises not coming to Port of Palm Beach - WPTV - Cruises from the Port of Palm Beach to Nassau are no longer in the works for a Fort Lauderdale-based company, but a casino ship is expected to start up again out of the port by December. The port commission unanimously voted Thursday to end negotiations with PV Enterprises International which had sought to launch a multi-day cruise ship to Nassau, Bahamas. Four commissioners were present. Outgoing Commission Chairman Ed Oppel was absent. 


    Child, firefighter among injured in late-night Riviera Beach house fire - Sun Sentinel - The aunt of 7-year-old Amantrel Muhammad Gabir says he's in surgery after suffering burns of up to 40 percent of his body.


    Donation allows Riviera Beach elementary school to start drum line - WPTV - The sound of drums is taking over at one Palm Beach County school. A big donation helped Lincoln Elementary launch ... 


    Many area towns named for places North - Palm Beach Post - Riviera Beach: It was named for the famed European coastal resort area to appeal to tourists. Atlantis: Developers in 1958 named it for the lost ... 


    Residents brave rain to attend candidates forum - Palm Beach Daily News ... to Peanut Island, to Palm Beach, to West Palm Beach, to Palm Beach Shores, to Riviera Beach, to everybody who travels the Intracoastal.". 


    The season of sand projects - Palm Beach Daily News - Lake Worth Inlet maintenance dredging - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors are scheduled to dredge about 50,000 cubic yards of ... 


    Weather does not hamper emergency port dredging - Palm Beach Daily News- some streets and considerably slowed the evening commute - but it did not interfere with an emergency dredging of the Lake Worth Inlet. 


    Dredge projects to bring disruption to North End - Palm Beach Daily News - Lake Worth Lagoon staging areas. Source: ... noise and lighting issues this winter from dredge contractors setting up in the Lake Worth Lagoon.

    Florida Public Service Commission approves FPL's request to - PR Newswire - Port Everglades, scheduled to begin operation in mid-2016, will join the company's modernized fleet in Cape Canaveral and Riviera Beach. 


    Security features on cellphones don't always prevent them from - WPTV - The Consumer Watchdog got Riviera Beach Police to agree to take the report which is what Bulmer needs to get her phone back. eBay does ...  


    Real Estate Notebook: Senior housing project opens in West Palm - Sun Sentinel - Palm Beach Gardens-based Eastwind Development and the nonprofit Community ... Engineering for Architecture - three firms with regional offices in South Florida. The city of West Palm Beach and the city of Miami are up for most ... 


    PBSO adds two men to its 'wanted' list - Palm Beach Post - His last known address is on Avenue Z in Riviera Beach. Anyone with information on either suspect is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at ... 

    SBA administrator visits South Florida, discusses lending decline - South Florida Business Journal - U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet showed optimism during a tour of a diet cookie factory in Riviera Beach Tuesday, ... 


    Passengers buy tickets for casino cruise, but ship is docked - WPTV - A Palm Beach County family says a planned trip on a casino cruise never happened. And they're not alone. 


    Districts drawn to elect minorities may cost Democrats control of House - Charlotte Observer - Councilwoman Judy L. Davis, District 2 of Riviera Beach City Council, speaks about district boundaries and upcoming elections Oct. 9, 2014

    With His Playing Career Over, Jack Nicklaus Transformed Himself - - Peering out the window, Nicklaus points out Lost Tree Golf Club, where he and Barbara have for decades lived in the same nice but hardly ... .


    Restaurants in North Palm Beach County - Palm Beach Post - This bustling spot, just steps from the ocean on Singer Island, is a good place for an island-y cocktail and fresh fish. But it's also a decent spot ... 

    Riviera Beach Behavior Support Assistant Arrested for Defrauding Medicaid Out of More Than ... - Lawfuel - Attorney General Pam Bondi's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office today arrested Janese ...


    Barracuda dwindling in South Florida; catch limits possible - WPTV - Barracuda used to be common around the Palm Beach Inlet and at the submerged wrecks off Singer Island, said Tom Twyford, president of the ...


    Owner took great pleasure in renovating 1930s house on Banyan Road - Palm Beach Daily News - Even so, Simmons - an avid golfer - has traded life in Palm Beach for a house on the sixth fairway of Lost Tree Village near North Palm Beach. 


    Other News: 

    [ Editor's note:  We are very sorry to share that there has been absolutely no new information on the fate of our Ocean Mall!  Please send in your comments and suggestions, they will be shared here ...and together we will stay on this issue each and every week this Fall! ]


    Here is a link to a registered sex offender notification alert on Park Avenue - Singer Island   - The original Park Avenue address has changed/updated this week to:  1217 Island Rd.

    Here is a link to another sex offender notification alert on

    a temporary stay at 71 Ocean Ave. Marriott Ocean Point, Palm Beach Shores


    For anyone interested in data and reports on area Crime, please visit for free reports and information! 


    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: John M., President Yacht Harbor Manor HOA

    Subject: Island & Neighborhood Safety and Security

    Team SICA,
                 We had a very good progressive and informative meeting last night for the YHMHOA meeting at Palm Beach Shores hall. Officer Cheeseman was there giving advice, answering questions and listening to resident's concerns. Ofc. Cheeseman also briefly talked about the recently reported attack on the Blue Heron Bridge that is still under investigation. Ofc.Cheeseman got back to Cheryl and I early Monday morning with her problem on the Blue Heron Bridge over the weekend. I do realize that Our Police do a good job overall with the many problems on the Island and off. I wish we had 1 more person at least 11-7 each night on the Island. It is a deterrent with Police visibility for sure. They all have their hands full with 9 murders in Our City in less than 10 months.
                  Ofc. Cheeseman is a good representative for us and appreciates all of our input. Thank You for the great job you do with the weekly newsletter. I know how much you care about Singer Island overall and the safety of our residents.


    From: Sara M.

    Subject: Lozman's Cove

    Please provide an over view/update.  Between cars and trucks which are regularly pulled adjacent to this property (without a curb cut for legal ingress and egress) and a large sign that reads "U.S Renegade" erected at another point on Mr. Lozman's property, I imagine we'd all like to know the current status.   Also, it appears Mr. Lozman must've undertaken some work on his property without proper licenses because there's now an orange "stop work order" sticker  on that sign,too. Thank you. 


    [ Editor's note:   Thank you Mr. Miller and Sara M.  We will be hosting a monthly SICA meeting with a discussion on Island Safety/Security.  Ofc Cheeseman is also scheduled to be at our Monday, Nov 3rd SICA meeting. For more on development plans in Munyon's Cove , please visit this Palm Beach Post article and then SICA's position statement on any commercial development of;the Munyon's Cove area and check out this video about the environmental importance of our lagoon waters SICA cannot speak to city matters on possible code violations or enforcement but we will certainly pass the message on.   Readers: We can use more input from you!  Please keep sending in your comments, scoop, ideas and news to be shared here with over 2212 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 2212 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 8am at the Reef Grill on the east(beach) side of the resort.  If you plan to drive, you can park for free at Ocean Reef Park and use the south beach access to walk over to the resort.  The fun begins at 8am and only lasts 45minutes, Here is a video of a recent  clean-up event from the Taste of Singer Island Magazine Team!

    Monday Oct 27: Golf tournament to benefit groups that help disabled folks including: Riviera Beach based Arc of Palm Beach County has been providing services, education and advocacy for infants, children and adults with ... For ticket or sponsorship information, contact Danielle Dumas at 561-842-3213 or or Jacquie Nicholson at 561-965-8500 or


    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.


    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 - 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. 

    Sat-Sun Nov. 22&23: The GREAT Lake Park Seafood Festival - Lake Park - see Montgomery Gentry perform and more this year!


    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 

    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: 


    Beautiful Beach Sunrise Singer Island Florida - Captain Kimo - Amazing sunrise at the beach on Singer Island in Palm Beach County, Florida. HDR image created using Photomatix Pro from three exposures.


    Lagoon Keepers - is an area group that does a ton of work in our Lake Worth Lagoon - here is a video of a derelict boat that they recently raised.



    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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