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ROAD & DOCK CLOSURES UPDATE: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS for OCTOBER 2019

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INSIDER Newsletter (2/24/2019)

 

 

February 24, 2019

 
 
 

Groundbreaking Held for

PBC Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

 

 

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held on Wednesday for the Palm Beach County Gold Star Families Memorial Momument at Trinity Park located at 600 Chase Street. The Palm Beach County Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Pays tribute to the families who have lost a loved one in the military. The City of West Palm Beach has responded to the call for help and recognition whether here at home or overseas. The Palm Beach County Gold Star Families Memorial Monument reminds us of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and the importance of honoring their loved ones-- mothers, fathers, children, spouses, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and all relatives. Mayor Jeri Muoio joined Hershel "Woody Williams", Commissioners, Lauren Berkson, and other dignitaries for the groundbreaking ceremoy. To watch a video of the ceremony, click on the image above. 

 

 

2019 General Election Information

 

Next election: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

For information, please visit: http://WPB 2019 General Election Information Announced: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/WEST-PALM-BEACH-2019-GENERAL-MUNICIPAL-ELECTION-IN

 

West Palm Beach Mayor Crafts Open Letter to Jeff Bezos After Amazon HQ2 Announcement

Business-Friendly Florida City Invites Amazon to Consider HQ2 Move to ‘Wall Street of the South’ After New York Headquarter Plans Fall Through

 

Citing a less-than-favorable business climate and pulling out of its HQ2 plan in New York City, Amazon.com, Inc. has received an “Open Letter” from Dr. Jeri Muoio, Mayor of West Palm Beach, Florida offering a much warmer business climate. Mayor Muoio informed the world’s leading online retailer that the city – dubbed, “The Wall Street of the South” by Newsweek Magazine – has been attracting more and more businesses away from New York in recent years. TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/WEST-PALM-BEACH-MAYIOR-CRAFTS-OPEN-LETTER-TO-JEFF.

 

FINALISTS NAMED IN COMPETITION FOR SPACE IN CLEMATIS STREET BUSINESS HUB

 

An exciting mix of new retailers and food vendors have been named the winners of the 12x12 business competition for prime retail space at reduced rents in Downtown West Palm Beach. The finalists selected include After5Lux; Bubbly Boba; Cider Doughnuts; Dina’s Vegan Deli; Dreamallows; The Grow; ODDFELLOWS Interesting Clothing for Interesting Men; Pumphouse Coffee Roasters; and You Farm. Lease negotiations are currently underway for them to officially set up shop in a striking new shared storefront on Clematis Street. TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/FINALISTS-NAMED-IN-COMPETITION-FOR-SPACE-IN-CLEMAT.

 

CWPB Unveils New Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program

 

In December, the West Palm Beach City Commission adopted an ordinance to create a new Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program. Recently, the city’s Procurement Department formally introduced the program. Under the M/WBE new program, companies with a majority ownership held by a woman or minority will receive extra points in competitive bids for city contracts of specific types and sizes. The M/WBE program is the first of many steps that the City of West Palm Beach Procurement Department is taking to encourage contract availability and award equitability. To find out if your business qualifies for the M/WBE program or for more information, please visit: www.wpb.org/procurement or call 561-822-2100.

 

CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH ANNOUNCES 6TH ANNUAL BIKE TO WORK WEEK

Education and fun are focus of activities starting Monday, March 11

The City of West Palm Beach’s 6th annual Bike to Work Week is scheduled to start on Monday, March 11, 2019. The week-long challenge includes a variety of FREE and fun events for cyclists to enjoy, including bike tune ups and giveaways, tips from cycling pros, a bike-in movie night, and coordinated group rides on the final day, Bike to Work Day, Friday, March 15. Bike to Work Week is in keeping with Mayor Muoio’s vision of a city that prioritizes people—including vulnerable pedestrians and bicyclists—before cars. The activities also serve to educate the community on the City’s sustainability initiatives, where the City seeks to ensure long-term viability of the City of West Palm Beach, and Vision Zero, where the City is making changes to ensure safety on its roads for all users, including bicyclists. To celebrate bicycling as a great form of physical activity and easy alternative means of transportation, Mayor Muoio intends to issue a formal proclamation declaring March as Florida Bicycle Month and March 11 – 15 2019, as Bike to Work Week. The proclamation will be read during the City Commission meeting on Monday, February 25, 2019. TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT:http://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/CITY-OF-WEST-PALM-BEACH-ANNOUNCES-6TH-ANNUAL-BIKE.

 

GRASSY WATERS PRESERVE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Do you love photography? Have you visited the Grassy Waters Preserve recently? Take a trip to the City's 23 square mile wetland preserve and put your amateur photography skills to the test! The 2019 Grassy Waters Preserve Nature Photography Contest is going on now through February 28th. The Photo Contest, hosted by the City of West Palm Beach and the Grassy Waters Conservancy, aims to showcase the beauty of the natural environment and highlight diversity in the Grassy Waters Preserve.

 

Contestants can enter their photos taken on or in the Preserve for a chance to win top place in various categories, including "People's Choice." This year, winning photos will be displayed at the Armory Arts Center, the City of West Palm Beach Mandel Public Library and the City of West Palm Beach Grassy Waters Preserve Nature Center.

 

To plan your trip to the Grassy Waters Preserve and for visitor's information and trail maps, head to our website at https://wpb.org/Departments/Grassy-Waters-Preserve/Grassy-Waters-Preserve-Home . For more information about the Grassy Waters Conservancy, the 501(c)(3) non-profit supporting the City of West Palm Beach Grassy Waters Preserve, and to enter the Annual Photo Contest, head to https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgrassywaters.org%2Fphotography%2F2019-grassy-waters-photo-contest%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ckwalter%40wpb.org%7C0c856a2453244a633f8608d695f1982e%7Ca2709f4de440488c85f0c504b3e46af2%7C0%7C0%7C636861262612969076&sdata=fnoomCOlL6Gy1U2ZPf8zRZwhobv5X8pwOeZNXYNmsKA%3D&reserved=0 . "

 

 

MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF WPB

 

MARCH HIGHLIGHTS: LOTS OF FREE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES!

Mar. 1             Friday Night Jazz:  Marcos Ariel’s Brazilian Jazz Ensemble

Mar. 2             BAM! Festival – Books, Art & Music festival

Mar. 5             Introduction to Japanese Culture (history, art, society, food & music), 3-week series

Mar. 7             PBAU Leadership Academy II, 4-week series

Mar. 10           Atlantic Piano Trio Performance

Mar. 10 & 11  Vampire Rock:  An Escape Room Experience (45-min. session, registration required)

Mar. 16 – 25   SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES for kids and teens

(Note:  Homework Centers closed March 18-25 during Spring Break)

Mar. 20           Millennials Ruin Book Club at Subculture Coffee

Mar. 20           Growing in Florida, 3-class gardening series

Plus Taxes Filed Free with VITA Volunteers and new meditation classes!

 

TO VIEW THE FULL LIST OF MARCH HIGHLIGHTS AT THE LIBRARY, PLEASE VISIT: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MANDEL-PUBLIC-LIBRARY-EVENTS-FOR-MARCH-2019

 

 

 

WPB TV HEADLINES

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VIDEO:  Mayor / Commission Work Session (February 19, 2019)

 

VIDEO: City Efficiency Spotlight:  Public Utilities Department Success Story

 

                                                                                        

VIDEO: WPBFR Receives Blue Tarp Shipment, Prepares for Hurricane Season

 

 

VIDEO:  Mayor's Meeting with North End Neighborhoods (February 20, 2019)

 

 
 
 

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