Singer Island Civic Association

Singer Island Voice | Update #32 | Nov 7, 2014 

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The Singer Island Civic Association (SICA) Board of Directors and its members would like to Salute the organizations who participated in the protecting our waters and borders presentations at our Nov 3rd meeting. 

Thank you for your service in our community and thank you for taking your personal (evening)
time to attend and share your very important mission in safeguarding our area!


SICA Salutes:

Wayne Richards, Port of Palm Beach (and PPB Team)

Ken Hern, Port of Palm Beach

Jennifer Conners, CBP (and CBP Team)

Robert Allen, PBSO (and PBSO Team)

Alex Freeman, RBPD (and entire RBPD Team)

Leonard Mitchell, RBPD

Charles Cheeseman, RBPD

Kaprem Proeung, USCG (and entire USCG Lake Worth Station Team)


SICA would also like to thank councilwoman Dawn Pardo for stopping by and providing an Island/City update.


The Next SICA Meeting will Be Monday December 8th (Rescheduled from Dec. 1) at
Palm Beach Shores Town Hall



Singer Island Area News of The Week:  

"Sister Cities;" let's stay with Treasure Coast planning council - Palm Beach Post - Representatives of West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach, Lake Park, Mangonia Park and Palm Beach Shores mostly were in ..


Halloween cruise turns to 'nightmare' after ship strikes object, passengers evacuated - Atlanta Journal Constitution - The Bahamas Celebration at the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach, Florida. (Brandon Kruse/The Palm Beach Post). View Larger. Halloween cruise ...


Tiki Waterfront Sea Grill Owners Opening Old Florida Bar and Grill in ... - New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)-When Tiki Waterfront Sea Grill closed its doors this summer, many a Palm Beach County resident bemoaned the loss of the Riviera Beach ...


Plans to bury power lines raises questions - Palm Beach Daily News - At Phipps and Lost Tree Village, nearly all of the boxes seemed to blend into landscaping and surrounding greenery. Several officials on the tour ...


Point of View: Here's how to lessen PGA Boulevard's snarl of traffic - Palm Beach Post - This is how the bridge on U.S. Route 1 in North Palm Beach operates and no safety problems have been identified. If the four redundant arms cannot ...


Palm Beach County's first bricks-and-mortar coding school to open - South Florida Business Journal - Palm Beach County's first bricks-and-mortar coding school will open Dec. 1 in Palm Beach Gardens. Palm Beach Code School will offer morning and ...


[ Editor's suggestion along the same lines: In case you haven't noticed, we are all in the middle of a technology revolution. If you think about it our area is already a leader in this revolution!  The current Chairman of Microsoft grew up in Riviera Beach, the personal PC was invented by IBM in Boca Raton, and Palm Beach County is home to some of the biggest security and hi-tech leaders in the world.  How about creating opportunity through education, by building a hi-tech trade school or area center of hi-tech excellence in the Lake Park, Riviera Beach, Mangonia Park corridor? Develop a world-class educational program built around next gen technology trades like: website development, search marketing, hi-tech security systems, drone pilots, and more.. all of which are in high demand, are high paying occupations which require very technical training but not the time or high cost of a traditional 4yr. university degree. ]


After $16 million sale, Lost Tree Village welcomes billionaire - Palm Beach Post (blog) - Illinois billionaire Jude Reyes paid $16.1 million for an oceanfront estate in Lost Tree Village, the swanky development in an unincorporated area near ...


Some kinks, no big voting issues in Palm Beach County, Elections Supervisor says - WPTV - According to the field rep, ballots are not counted until they reach the warehouse in Riviera Beach so there would be no ballots counted twice or not at ...


Boca brings in more of the most critically endangered sea turtles - Sun Sentinel - Only North Palm Beach attracts more he said. "We're just happy we've had the last few years," he said of this year's totals. "All of the years since 2010, ...


Matching grant spurs growth of symphony's education programs - Palm Beach Daily News - ... from the Kravis Center added to one at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens, where the Goldners underwrite a schools series.


Powerboat Racer Recovering After Crash In South Florida - CBS Local - Last year's world champion Miss Geico, with Marc Granet and Scott Begovich, both of Riviera Beach, finished second. The 39-boat fleet is scheduled ...


Vitamin G for growth: Gardens gets boost from supplement company - Palm Beach Post (blog) - Garden of Life, a food supplement company based in West Palm Beach, will soon be based in Palm Beach Gardens. The 80-employee company was ...


Manatee season about to begin as protections questioned - Sun Sentinel - As the weather cools, manatees will start streaming into South Florida for a few ... "We are confident this recovery is due in part to the actions of Florida's ... plants in Riviera Beach, Port Everglades and inland in Fort Lauderdale. 


The 50th Anniversary of New York's Most Sensational Jewel Heist - Vanity Fair- ... MacArthur ran his empire out of the coffee shop of the Colonnades Hotel on Singer Island. The philanthropist was famously frugal, yet he was ...  




A few pictures taken at our world class Riviera Beach municipal beach and city park last week
...and to the west our Ocean Mall.

Singer Island: Our World Class Beach viewed from the City of Riviera Beach Municipal Beach last week
- it is GORGEOUS! 

Residents ...and thousands and thousands of visitors to our Island each month see this beautiful beach and then they walk this path (west) towards our municipal city park and our Ocean Mall... 

Aerial picture of the city park.   

 A relatively new looking but closed up building with rusting windows...

Lots of sand

More sand (A LOT OF IT) - maybe this area could be repurposed?  Send us your ideas!


Which brings us to Ocean Mall.  Residents and thousands and thousands of visitors from around the world, either walk or drive by this view every day:   

and this:  messy fencing and overgrown shrubs...


and this: under-utilized space, trash and....

 this: empty storefronts...

and this: more empty storefronts - you get the idea...

buildings to be torn down (soon?)


Ask yourself: Is this the place you'd like to spend your hard earned vacation dollars? Residents - how much do we collectively spend a month by dining to the north, west and south of the Island? ...and if you are a potential investor in the area you go the Riviera Beach CRA website ) you read this:



Wingflyer (closed), Ny Bagel (closed), Pops (closed)


 Let's help...

Believe in Riviera Beach

Neighbors/readers: Letters do work, phone calls can only help, emails and txts, please try... Riviera Beach City Council members serve as the CRA board of directors - they are EACH part of the leadership that can make decisions that will help our Island.  Their contact (and the Mayor's) information is shared here with other Riviera Beach City/CRA Managers (below). Please share your voice on this issue with them (and us) ...and together we can help spark what can become the biggest community redevelopment success story in history!:

Mayor Thomas Masters

Office: (561) 845-4145
Fax: (561) 863-3236
 Chief of Staff -  Debie Isaacs
Email: -  561-845-4064

 Councilman Bruce Guyton
Office: (561)-845-3686 - Fax: (561) 840-0154
 Legislative Assistant -  Sylvia Blue: -  561-845-4102      


Councilwoman Judy Davis  

Phone: (561) 845-3464
Fax: 561-840-0154
Legislative Assistant: Debrah S. Hall   

Councilman Cedric Thomas

Office: (561) 845-3687 - Fax: (561) 840-0154
Legislative Assistant -  Hope Jeanty -  

 Councilwoman Dawn Pardo

Facebook: Singer Island, District 4
Twitter: Dawn Pardo@dawnpardo
Office: (561) 845-3683
Fax: (561) 863-3236

Councilman Terence Davis

Office: 561-841-0202
Legislative Aide -  Regina Williams -  561-841-0202 

  [ Editor's Civic Tip for ALL residents of Riviera Beach at election time:  You (as a registered voter) are able to vote for each and every council seat.  Your vote counts for the leadership of the entire city in every election ...and your voice should matter to EACH council person - now or in the future.  Please keep this in we work together as neighbors, residents and citizens for the future of our CommuUNITY. ]


Riviera Beach: Ms Ruth Jones - City Manager, - and - Riviera Beach City Directory - Riviera Beach CRA & RBCRA on Facebook - Ocean Mall - CRA Clean & Safe Program - Parks & Recs Contact




Other News: 


Real ID (Driver License or Identification Card): If you were born AFTER December 1, 1964, you will need a REAL ID to board a commercial flight or enter a federal building.  Deadline date: December 1, 2014. 


PBC Environmental Resources Management - October 2014 Project Status Report (pdf format).


Here is a link to a registered sex offender notification alert  for 1217 Island Rd - Singer Island  

Here is a link to a registered sex offender notification alert for a transient residing under or near Blue Heron Bridge.


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: Acy on Singer Island

Subject: Singer Island Voice

Thanks for the update of events & etc going on @ Singer Island.  appreciate the email.


From: Gail G in Palm Beach Shores

Subject: Rotary Club of Singer Island 

The Rotary Club of Singer Island meets every Friday at 12:15 at the beautiful Sailfish Marina. Whether you are visitor, vacationer or  seasonal resident, we welcome you. The food is great; the sense of camaraderie is even better. If you are not yet a member, come see who we are and what we do. At more than 1.2 million members strong, Rotary is the world's oldest service organization. With Rotary membership comes pride and purpose, friendship and a world of opportunity.


From: Gail G in Palm Beach Shores

Subject: Palm Beach Shores Event

We will be having an arts and crafts show at the PBShores Community Center on Wednesday, 11/26, the evening before Thanksgiving, from 5-9PM. There will be lots of great artists, vendors and live music in this beautiful venue. You can see several of your favorite Sunset Celebration artists, plus a selection of other talented local folks. This event will benefit Adopt A Cat, a local no-kill shelter that works so hard to protect our furry friends, as well as our exceptional PBShores Volunteer Fire Department. Come have fun, enjoy the music and the ocean breezes, and maybe get a jump-start on your Christmas shopping. It sure beats the mall!


From: Vincent C

Subject: Benches and trash recepticles along N. Ocean Blvd

Hello All, I realize there are many more important issues than the one I'm bringing up --- again. However, considering the hundreds of people, many with dogs, that will be walking along N. Ocean Blvd. every day during the up-coming winter season, I believe SICA and/or the city ought to place at least two benches and trash receptacles  between 1 Singer Island condo and Pine Point Rd. This is a 6/10 mile stretch with no benches or receptacles compared to just north of 1 Singer Island where there are three within 3/10 mile and south of Pine Point Rd. where there are several. If we expect people to clean up clutter and dog waste , trash receptacles are a necessity. If benches and receptacles have been placed, I thank SICA and the city for this service. If not, I would very much appreciate hearing a reply from SICA as I did not receive one to my previous email sent several months ago.  

[ Editor's note:   Thank you Gail in Palm Beach Shores!  Keep sending in the scoop and it will be shared here!  Vincent we responded directly to you (for everyone reading) on A1A benches/trash cans by Munyon's Cove:  The area mentioned is all private property and apparently the city has not been able to get permission from owners to place these items along A1A. There IS a brand new red bench in front of the Fire Station (per Councilwoman Dawn Pardo).  Please keep sending in your comments, scoop, ideas and news to be shared here with over 2257 of your neighbors.  Your Singer Island Civic Association WILL stay on these issues ]

Here are a few links, 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 2257 neighbors! 
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 Nov 8: Mural and Garden Project Take Root in Riviera Beach - In an ongoing effort to "Keep Riviera Beach Beautiful, Green, Clean and Safe," a new community children's garden will be planted at Revival Community Outreach Ministries on Saturday. Under the leadership of the Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, adult and youth volunteers from Citibank and West Riviera Elementary School will begin laying the groundwork for the garden and paint a mural on the exterior side of the building that will serve as a beautiful backdrop.  The garden program will support Revival Community Outreach Ministries' mission to provide individuals and families with direct services and resources that will help them to achieve a life of self-sufficiency. It will enhance the existing food pantry program, which provides challenged families and individuals with perishable and non-perishable food items, and information about nutrition, buying and preparing low cost healthy meals.  Troy-Bilt is providing support through a grant for installation and tools.  Other partners include the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Paint Your Heart Out and Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful. Additional volunteers are invited to attend.  Refreshments will be provided during the event, followed by lunch.  The mural is designed by local artist, Danny Davis.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 8 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Revival Community Outreach Ministries -
1144 6th Street Riviera beach, Florida 33404

[ Editor's note:  Neighbors if you have clothes, food items and/or more to donate this holiday and year end season. The Revival Community Outreach is a GREAT local charity. All donations go to local families!  Visit: for more information and/or to donate! ]

Tuesday Nov. 11: is...Veteran's Day


Sat/Sun November 15-16: Internationally known Boys Choir of Tallahassee to perform in Riviera Beach

Visit is in support of soon-to-launch Riviera Beach Boys Choir. The Boys Choir of Tallahassee has sung for the last four occupants of the White House, Oprah Winfrey and the Pope and, during the weekend of November 14-16, they will sing for us in Palm Beach County. The Choir is bringing its international renown here in support of a formative choir, The Riviera Beach Boys Choir, and to show people, especially the local boys themselves, what a group of singing young men can do for a community. The Tallahassee choir will perform at:

  • Max Fisher Boys & Girls Club, 221 W. 13th Street in Riviera Beach at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 15; and

  • Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church, 1273 W. 30th Street in Riviera Beach during the 11 a.m. church service on Sunday, November 16.

All performances are free but donations will be accepted. The Riviera Beach Boys Choir is an ambitious effort borne of a vision that came to Rev. Saulter and nurtured for nearly a year in planning by an A-list advisory board that includes three former Riviera Beach City Council members. The director of Tallahassee's choir, Dr. Earle Lee, is also an advisor.

The Riviera Beach choir's target is ages 8 to 18 but there is no limit on the number of participants; thus far, about 20 young men are already committed. They must first be members of, or join, the Boys & Girls Club. There will be tutorials in public speaking, filmmaking (through a New York City-based filmmaker) and mandatory study of chess. Their first performance is planned for January.  The focus, though, remains on song.  For more information or to support contact: Marian Dozier. 


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 (see more info. below by the link to the park events calendar) 

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.-  

"2014 Annual Community Giants Recognition

Dinner, Auction & Dance"

"Honoring"  Community Service Award: Canon Howarth "Hap" L. Lewis, Jr.; Ann Rettie (SICA president), The Rooney Family; Robert "Bob" Hull; Eric Call - Leadership Award: Judy L. Davis; Anthony T. Stafford - Management Award: Ruth C. Jones

Inaugural Public Relations Award: Beethoven Francois (also a SICA director) Inaugural Communication Award: Steve Politziner - Inaugural Community Health Service Award: - Timothy Page - 5:30 PM, Saturday, December 6, 2014

Bear Lakes Country Club,1901 Village Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL (561) 478-0001 - for more information or contact ICYG Founder Malachi Knowles,


City of Riviera Beach Event Calendar 

View Recent City Council Meetings Here: 

Name▼ DateItemsDurationVideo
NEW - Regular MeetingNov 05, 20144802h30mPlay


View Recent CRA Meetings Here: 

Name▼ DateItemsDurationVideo
CRAOct 29, 20143602h37mPlay 

  (To view more archived city meetings - click here 


Upcoming Riviera Beach City Meetings:  

City News & Events:


Palm Beach Shores Event Calendar 


Shop 'Til You Drop; The Shopping Event of the Season

 North Palm Beach - The Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park will host its 3rd Annual Shop 'Til You Drop event on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Last year, the event was a huge success with approximately 200 attendees and over $65,000 raised. All monies raised will benefit the Natural Science Education Fund which provides free, hands on science field experiences for Palm Beach County students.


This year the event will be held at The Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens. Guests are invited to shop top fashion, accessory and home décor, while sipping on a complimentary mimosa, tasting French wines and enjoying a wonderful buffet lunch.



Cool Link(s) of The Week:


Time lapse of boat and beach traffic on Singer Island, Florida - Time lapse video shot at various spots on Singer Island, Florida. Notice the scuba diver who almost gets clipped by a boat in the very first few frames of ...

Would be cantor stars in 'Swing' - Sun Sentinel - Actress/singer Alix Paige teams with 13 dancers and a six-piece band ... "My late grandfather Ed Lefkowitz of Singer Island was a wonderful baritone ...


Sarley: Chicago Bears' defensive end loves to fish, can't you tell? - Northwest Herald - The Riviera Beach, Florida. native grew up accustomed to both saltwater and freshwater fishing. He claims to love them both equally, but when ...


Neighborhood Italian: Chef Marc Sgrizzi holds it down for the little guy - Las Vegas Weekly-The pizza dough is different than what he learned to make by hand for his dad's restaurant on Singer Island, Florida, but changing recipes is ... 



It's Still Storm Season (which ends on Nov 30th!!): 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: in Munyon'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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