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WPB Insider Newsletter - April 23, 2016

 

 

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April 23, 2016​

 

 

 

 

 

City to approve State Road 7 legal funding

 

 

 

 

The more the state and Palm Beach County try to run State Road 7 through Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve, the more it will cost the city to fight it.

 

 

Since 2005 when West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel started the battle to save Grassy Waters and the city's drinking water supply from the dangers of expanding roads, the city has spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to protect it.

 

 

Next week, the city will vote to allocate another $500,000 to continue the battle. The money will not affect funding for any city departments or programs and it will not create any additional costs to taxpayers. The money is being moved from an existing reserve account.

 

 

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West Palm Beach entrepreneur event will match ideas with cash

 

 

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Got a million dollar idea...just not a million dollars?

 

 

OK...well...this event won't get you a million dollars, but if your idea is a good one, it could get you the funding needed to start.

 

 

On Friday, May 13, Startup Palm Beach, in partnership with the City of West Palm Beach and the Downtown Development Authority, will host the second annual Crowdfunding and Cocktails.

 

 

Crowdfunding and Cocktails is an in-person crowdfunding event that recognizes talented early-stage startups in Palm Beach County and allows the community to participate in the companies’ success.

 

 

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Library awarded for its education programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Association for Continuing Higher Education South (ACHE South) has selected the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach’s lifelong learning initiative, increMental-U, as the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Program Award for an outstanding non-credit program.

 

 

increMental-U is the first library based non-credit program to receive the award.

 

 

 

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach’s increMental-U was selected as an outstanding contribution to the advancement of continuing higher education among non-credit initiatives.

 

 

 

The next increMental-U program will be held in September.

 

 

 

 

WPB city Twitter hits milestone! 30K!

 

 

 

 

 

Just four years ago, the City of West Palm Beach only had about 7,000 followers on Twitter.

 

 

In just four years, that number has grown more than four times, to hit a milestone.

 

 

On Tuesday, the City of West Palm Beach Twitter account, @WestPalmBch passed 30,000 followers.  

 

 

It is the most followed city in Palm Beach County by a mile, with the next closest city having only a quarter of the followers and most cities only having about one-tenth the number of followers.

 

 

 

 

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Northwood Village Hosts Artist Open Studios Tour

 

 

 

 

Art lovers will get a double dose of creativity this month when the Art Night Out event in Northwood Village hosts an artist open house in the area’s Industrial District.

 

 

The Northwood Industrial District, located just a few blocks west of Northwood Village, consists of large warehouses that are working studios for several prominent local artists.

 

 

Trolleys will shuttle guests from Art Night Out on the corner of Northwood Road and Broadway to the artists’ studios tour.  Art Night Out will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on April 29, 2016, on Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

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