Singer Island Civic Association

Singer Island Voice | Update #37 | Dec. 19, 2014 

 (Now reaching over 2586 neighbors each week!)


 Our 2015 Membership Drive is Underway!
Please consider joining SICA or renewing your membership ...and together we WILL make a
difference for Singer Island!


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Singer Island Civic Association Today!

(Individual and Business Memberships are Available)

The Singer Island Voice will be back
on January 2nd, 2015


Happy Holidays 
from the SiCA Team!


12.17.2014 Riviera Beach City Council Meeting 

Dec 17, 20144103h41mClick Here to View It 


Here are a few must see clips:

Watch SiCA President Ann Rettie make public comments on proposed development at the Amrit site in regards to the coastal setback requirements that are currently under review. 

 Click here and scroll to 9 minutes, 53 seconds into this public comments video to view her comments (or view the entire 21 minute clip to hear concerns from several residents).

Legal update which includes news on a recent driveway
permit request for one of the 29 parcels of privately
held land in our northern Munyon's Cove Estuary: 

  Click here to view this update 
and then click to view:
SiCA's position statement on proposed commercial
development of the Munyon's Cove area



Ocean Mall Update - The old I-fix-it store is currently being renovated for the Clean and Safe Ambassador Program and the new Riviera Beach Police substation.  The paving contract for the additional parking area should be out in January.  More news coming as soon as we get anything new for you!!


CommUNITY Spotlight:


Do you have any year end (tax-deductible) donations in the form of: clothes, food, household items, cash, ...a 15 person van?
...or would you like to give a gift that will reach a local family within the City of Riviera Beach that is in need of some kindness over the Holidays?


SiCA would like to showcase this local charity, which is run by locals, to help families living in Riviera Beach:

Revival Community Outreach Ministries, Inc.


Here is a Wish List just in case you would like 
to help out over the Holidays:


1. A 15 Passenger VanWe have a lot of kids from the elementary school across the street that are being served, and there will be a lot more in the near future, especially with some of the programs that we have in mind. Not to mention the summer is coming up too. We realize it's a BIG item, and it will take some work, however now is better than anytime to mention the need.

2. Toys, ...there is a great need in this community, and that to is growing and we would like to just try and bridge the gap. We try to help as much as we can. We LOVE items for the girls, from ages 3 to 10, and the same for the boys.

3. Christmas lights and decorations for the organization's buildings to help bring everyone into the mood of the season. That would be wonderful. 


4. Our Clothes Closet can use some recycled and perhaps new clothing and shoes for babies, children, teens, and our seniors. 


5. Food: Can goods, dry goods, and non-perishable items for our Pantry, to help supplement the growing need for food, especially for the seniors. They are very proud, and sometime it's hard to get to them, but we keep trying, and they are coming around.


6. Our gardening project is going well, however we will need a few tools to help us alone. I enjoy gardening as well, actually I'm working on a Community Garden Project myself, and I will work with the kids as well. A couple rakes, garden hoes, 50ft. water hose, bags of compost, shovels , watering cans.

7. Used furniture and small appliances that many could use. 

8. Cash donations, which can be a one time action, or monthly, bimonthly, or even quarterly.  


Revival Community Outreach Ministries 

Visit: or contact:

1144 6th street

Riviera beach, Florida 33404




[ Editor's note: if you have items and need help getting them to this wonderful charity, that is run BY locals FOR locals - please email me ...and together we'll make it happen.]


Singer Island Area News of The Week:    

Students from a Riviera Beach elementary school get to shop with local law enforcement officers - - "This is why we're in police work, to try to help whenever we can and assist our residents," says Major Spencer Rozier of the Riviera Beach Police ... 

Penthouse at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Singer Island Heads to Luxury Auction - Fox 21/27 - WFXR/WWCW Fox


Port of Palm Beach hopes to capitalize on new US relationship with Cuba - CBS12 -- The Port of Palm Beach stands to capitalize on the President's decision to normalize relations with Cuba. The Executive ...


Local businesses eye Cuban market - WPBF West Palm Beach - But it's a different story at the Port of Palm Beach. "The average amount of food is five pounds per person (daily). There are 11 million persons on the ...


Bahamas Celebration Remains Out of Service, Cruise Line Eyes New Cruise Ship - Cruise Fever - The Bahamas Celebration is a 1,000 passenger cruise ship that sailed overnight cruises from the Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island.  


Increased Cruise Service to Grand Bahama Island Expected to Boost Tourism - -

The MS Grand Celebration is described as a new cruise line that will sail out of the Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island in early February 2015 ...another related story: Ministry of Tourism new $3m advertising campaign highlights 'The Grand Life' of Grand Bahama

Rabbit Coffee Roasting Co. perks up local brew market -

Palm Beach Daily News - ... there's the caffeine, which means there's never a sleepy moment at their small, out-of-the-way roasting shop off Australian Avenue in Riviera Beach. 

Port of Palm Beach Selected for Counterterrorism Patrol Program - NewsTribune.Asia - The Port of Palm Beach has been selected for a demonstrate of a private-sector approach to waterborne security patrols. SeaWolf Security Group will ...


Most Broward, Palm Beach high schools earn top grades - Sun Sentinel - Riviera Beach Maritime Academy charter school improved from a C to a B and boosted its graduation rate by eight percentage points to 90 percent.

Storm hits 2-story floating gallery near Peanut Island amid county safety concerns - Sun Sentinel - Delray Beach artist and gallery owner William DeBilzan is building a ... storms: a boat slip at Newport Cove Marina on the shores of Riviera Beach.


Federal jury rejects Fane Lozman's claims against Riviera Beach - Palm Beach Post - In a sweeping victory that Riviera Beach officials hope will help them bury an ugly chapter in their history, a federal jury on Tuesday rejected activist ...


Riviera school helps student see a brighter future - Palm Beach Post - What Perozo, 19, didn't know was that Antoinette Pietro, an English teacher at Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy, handed out the ...


Other News:

Just in from the Riviera Beach Police Department:


"Happy Holidays from the Riviera Beach Police Department! It is our holiday wish that you enjoy this edition of The BlotterClick here to view"

[ Editor's note: SiCA would like to send a very special thanks to ALL of the wonderful people within the numerous agencies that serve and protect the Greater Singer Island area. ]

Just in from Neighbor (and Palm Beach County Inspector General) John Carey: 


Fellow Citizens of Palm Beach County,


  First, I want to thank you again for your support of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the work we do to help make government better by providing independent "insight" (promoting efficiency and effectiveness), "oversight" (ensuring accountability, transparency, and integrity), and "foresight" (actions, training, guidance to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse; and promote best practices).


  In February, 2015 I plan on holding a public forum talk about some of the things we are doing in the OIG and to listen to public concerns, comments, and suggestions.  I hope you can attend!  On the subject of two-way communications, we have a link on our website where anyone can subscribe to our OIG E-mail updates.  People on this mailing list will receive notices anytime we post a new report, notice, or IG update on our website.  We intend to merge our current list of citizens E-mail addresses with this new list to ensure you receive these updates.  If you do not want to receive these updates, please let me know.


  Click here to view a copy of our 2014 Annual Report Please share this report with others who you believe may benefit from the information found therein.  The report is also available at our website ( along with other information about our office.


Upcoming Island, City and Area Events:

Please send us any upcoming event notices, press releases, and or your input on Island we can get the word out here!

Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve and Day 2014 in Broward and Palm Beach Counties - New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)  - Come Christmas Day, what will you be doing? Eating at home with loved ones, celebrating the holiday? Traveling home to see family and friends? Here is your link to area restaurants that will be open.


Please send in your event notices, scoop and input to be shared here with 2586 of your neighbors
on January 2nd. 2015!



City of Riviera Beach Event Calendar 

View Recent City Council Meetings Here: 

   (archived city meetings - click here 


Recent CRA Meetings Here: 

Name ▼ Date ItemsDurationVideo
CRADec 10, 20142503h10mPlay 


Upcoming Riviera Beach City Meetings:  


12/19/2014 - Jazz After Dark Concerts 


Riviera Beach City News & Events:  

Palm Beach Shores Event Calendar  

  • Dec 19, 2014 - Environmental Committee
  • Dec 25, 2014 - Town Hall Closed  
  • Jan 1, 2015 - Happy New Year!
  • Jan 12, 2015 - State of the Town Address
  • Jan 13, 2015 - Charter Review Committee
 Palm Beach Shores News: 

Click the link for more information on the many events at
the Park this month!   


Cool Link(s) of The Week:  


Beach Sunrise, Ocean Waves on Singer Island Florida Beaches - YouTube - Beach Sunrise, Ocean Waves on Singer Island Florida Beaches "Beach Sunrise" "Ocean Waves" on "Singer Island Florida"


Paradise Found: Ocean Reef Park, On Singer Island in the City of Riviera Beach Florida - CaptainKimo - A WONDERFUL picture of the waters off Ocean Reef Park


Palm beach - Picture of Singer Island, Florida - Here is how our Island looks on TripAdvisor - Singer Island, Florida Picture: Palm beach - Check out TripAdvisor members' 704 candid photos and videos of Singer Island.  


We Love Singer Island:  Check out the current beach/ocean conditions on the Live Beach Cam...and get out there!

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!


Send in your Island News, Events & Tips Today!

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Founded in May of 1967 |  
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...whether you are here or away.  

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