'Dance into the Sunset' Opens with Library Donation from 12-Year-Old Social Entrepreneur
New Community Space to Connect HNW & Downtown
Taylor Moxey, a 12-year-old philanthropist and entrepreneur from Miami, will celebrate the grand opening of her newest mini-library in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, November 27 at 6 P.M. Located in the new outdoor activity space called Dance into the Sunset at 600 4th Street, the public library is housed in a converted and refurbished shipping container and includes a range of reading materials for all ages to enjoy. It will be open seven days a week, from dawn to dusk. The pop-up library is a partnership between the Taylor Moxey Foundation and the City of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District and the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.
This event is the very first to be held in the new Dance into the Sunset activity space and marks the official opening of this new public space. The Dance into the Sunset space is the result of a joint project between urban planners with Gehl Studios and the City of West Palm Beach. The project aims to connect the Historic Northwest with the Downtown by creating a vibrant, walkable path between the Downtown and the Sunset Lounge. Soon, the space-- which will evolve based on feedback from visitors-- will be filled with comfortable seating areas, space for vendors, and a stage for performers. The space was designed according to the wishes of residents. The Dance into the Sunset project is being executed by Wendy Morse, the Director of the City’s Office of Public Life (OPL). The first such position office of its kind in the nation, the OPL takes into account how people use City of West Palm Beach public spaces for the purposes of improved connectivity and quality of life.
An ambitious and hardworking entrepreneur who transformed a $40 loan from her parents into an expanding empire, Moxey has accomplished incredible things at a very young age. The 12-year old has successfully built a cupcake company; written an inspirational best-selling book, “The Adventures of Taylor the Chef;” and developed a line of motivational daily mantra cards using a play on her last name, called “Moxivation” Cards. She also created the Taylor Moxey Foundation to empower young girls and boys like her to become entrepreneurs and leaders in their communities.
Under the Taylor Moxey Foundation, the Taylor Moxey Library was created to help improve literacy in low-income areas. The project is designed to make libraries more accessible to children and adults locally, nationally and internationally through the Taylor Moxey Library Systems. Moxey’s West Palm Beach library marks the third location, with others in the small village of Mangrove Cay in Andros Bahamas and Omni Park in downtown Miami.
From the shipping container structure to the shelving system, Taylor Moxey Libraries are designed to serve as creative learning spaces. The West Palm Beach location, which works on the honor system, houses a range of books for both children and adults. The books are not arranged categorically to encourage readers to discover new topics and increase curiosity as they browse row after row. The shipping container was donated by Seaboard Marine, and the books come from a variety of donors across South Florida. Interior designer Anya Cesar from the FYI Network donated her services after hearing about the project.
The Taylor Moxey Foundation is conceivably Moxey’s most impressive venture. She started it solely to empower, educate and endow young girls and boys with the tools necessary for them to become civic-minded entrepreneurs and leaders. At a very young age, she grasped the concept that philanthropy is simply not about monetary donations and charity, but, instead, it is about solving a problem and empowering others to bring about real change. Moxey’s foundation most recently partnered with TECHO to work to build small homes for the underprivileged in Latin America and Haiti.
In recognition of all her efforts, Moxey was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Youth Philanthropist Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Miami Chapter on National Philanthropy Day on November 2.
MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF WEST PALM BEACH
December Highlights: ALL FREE!
- Dec. 1-31: Letters to Santa – Send a letter to Santa and get a message back! (see Children’s Programs)
- Dec. 1: “not an apology”: A Dance Performance by the Demetrius Klein Dance Company
- Dec. 8: Opera Inside Out with Palm Beach Opera
- Dec. 9: Practice Reading to a Princess with Princesses Against Cancer
- Dec. 10: Hurricane Beach House: An Escape Room Experience, a ONE-DAY ONLY special event
- Dec. 31: Noon Year’s Eve kids parties
- Plus Homework Center holiday hours and Winter Break activities for kids and teens.
To see the complete list of the library's December events, please visit: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MANDEL-PUBLIC-LIBRARY-EVENTS-FOR-DECEMBER-2018
HISTORIC NORTHWEST & NORTHWOOD VILLAGE
HOLIDAY LISTINGS 2018
Historic Northwest Winter in Paradise
Friday, December 7
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Tree Lighting at 6:30 PM
Across from the Sunset Lounge (609 8th Street, WPB 33401)
The Historic Northwest district will ring in the season and host a free community holiday celebration with a special tree lighting of the old Banyan Tree across from the Sunset Lounge. The Winter in Paradise celebration features cookie and ornament decorating for the kids, live performances by U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts, and tasty holiday treats! For more information, visit facebook.com/WPBhistoricnorthwest or call 561-822-1550.
Northwood Village Art Night Out – Holiday Shopping Extravaganza & Window Display
Friday, November 30
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Northwood Rd, West Palm Beach
Guests can get in the holiday spirit by shopping local at the Northwood Village Holiday Shopping Extravaganza with lots of unique gifts and holiday discounts. Visitors can also adore the holiday windows decorated by Northwood Village merchants they stroll down Northwood Road and vote for their favorite. Plus guests can enjoy local art and craft vendors from all over South Florida, shopping at the unique boutiques and studios open late, some of the area’s best restaurants, live street-side artists and musicians, a Tiny Doors hunt, a free craft project and more. For more information, visit facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage or call 561-822-1550.
Northwood Village Art Night Out – New Year’s Pre-Party Mix & Mingle
Friday, December 28
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Northwood Rd, West Palm Beach
Guests can get out of the house, entertain out-of-towners, and treat the kids by starting their New Year’s festivities early with a night out in Northwood Village, West Palm Beach’s unique hub for art and culture. Visitors can experience a vibrant art scene, new and vintage one-of-a-kind shops, top-rated restaurants, and so much more. Plus guests can enjoy local art and craft vendors from all over South Florida, shopping at the unique boutiques and studios open late, some of the area’s best restaurants, live street-side artists and musicians, a Tiny Doors hunt, a free craft project and more. For more information, visit facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage or call 561-822-1550.
If you own property in West Palm Beach, you can't afford to miss this free class!
November 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Please arrive by 5:15 pm
West Palm Beach City Hall | Flagler Gallery, 401 Clematis Street
- Legal tenant application and screening process;
- Fair housing practices;
- Common code enforcement problems;
- How to avoid becoming a chronic nuisance;
- Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED);
- Nuisance abatement process;
- Key contacts in the event of a problem;
- Landlord resources.
Course instructors include representatives from:
- West Palm Beach Code Enforcement and Chronic Nuisance Departments;
- Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County;
- West Palm Beach Police Department;
- West Palm Beach Housing Authority.
Register at wpb.org/landlordtraining
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561.822.1250
VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSE
AT GRASSY WATERS PRESERVE OF WPB
Do you love nature and want to give back to the community? You’re invited to attend the Grassy Waters Preserve of West Palm Beach’s Volunteer Open House and learn about the many volunteer opportunities available at the Preserve. Volunteer help is needed in the areas of: tour assistance, maintenance, nature center stewards, and school field trip programs.
DATE: Sunday, December 9th
TIME: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
AGES: 16+ years old
LOCATION: Nature Center at Grassy Waters Preserve of West Palm Beach; 8264 Northlake Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida
CONTACT: Volunteer Coordinator Cindy Bush: email@example.com or (561) 804-4985
Have a Business in WPB?
Take the WPB Economic Development Survey
The City of West Palm Beach is beginning to update its Economic Development Plan. This plan will guide future resources for businesses over the next five years - including programs, marketing & branding efforts, incentives, economic development projects, and other topics.
The City is growing by leaps and bounds. We recently completed an Economic Development Study that revealed a wealth of opportunities in the City, as well as some challenges. The study highlighted ways that we can enhance our economic development efforts, but it is critical that we hear more directly from residents and businesses. This survey is your chance to weigh in on economic development priorities for the next five years and help craft the City's plan.
Please take the survey, and share it with your peers. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WPBEcoDev2019. Thank you for your time and assistance with this important effort.
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VIDEO: City Commission Meeting (November 19, 2018)
VIDEO: Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting (November 19, 2018)
ROAD & DOCK CLOSURES UPDATE:
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25, 2018
CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH CLOSURES
- Spruce Ave. between 29th and 28th St. (through Friday , November 30th, 2018): East side of Spruce Ave. will be closed alternately for curb, sidewalk and driveway replacement. Flaggers will assist motorists within the work zone.
- Gregory Rd. (100 & 200 block through mid-December) for road improvements. Slower traffic in construction areas. Gregory Rd. remains accessible.
- Flagler Dr. sidewalk from south of Greenwood Dr. to Monroe Dr. (until further notice): East sidewalk near seawall closed for safety repairs. Flagler Dr. west side sidewalk between Greenwood Dr. and Monroe Dr. remains accessible.
- Hampton Rd. between Merrill Ave. and Parker Ave. (through May 2019) is closedfrom Merrill Ave. to Parker Ave. for installation of new wastewater system and pavement restoration.
- Cumberland Dr. between Military Tr. and Village Blvd. (through January 2019): Reduced speeds on the eastbound and westbound lanes for a road beautification and safety project.Flaggers will assist motorists. Paving work begins Monday, November 26, 2018.
- Georgia Ave. between Briggs St. and Dobbins St. (until further notice): Closed for road improvements. Local traffic only. Eastbound traffic on Briggs St. may turn right only at Georgia Ave.
- Clematis by Night – Sandi Tree Lighting (November 29, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.): Road closures at Clematis St. between Narcissus St. and Banyan Blvd., Flagler Dr. between Banyan Blvd. and Lakeview Ave.
- Palm Beach Marathon (Sunday, December 2, 2018, 5:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.): Road closures at Flagler Dr. between 59th St. and N. Quadrille Blvd., Quadrille Blvd. between N. Dixie Hwy. and Lakeview Ave., S. Olive Ave. between Quadrille Blvd. and Lakeview Ave. Thursday, November 29, 2018 6:00 a.m. - Sunday, December 1, 2018 3:00 p.m.) Flagler Dr. between Banyan Blvd. and Lakeview Dr.,
- Greenmarket (Saturday, December 1, 2018, 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.): Road closures on Clematis St. between Narcissus Ave. and Flagler Dr., Narcissus Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and Clematis St., Lantana Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and . Clematis St.
- 300 block of Clematis. (Saturday, December 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.): Closed for West Palm Beach Antique Flea & Craft Market.
- 300 block of Evernia St. from Dixie Hwy. to entrance of City garage. (Saturday, December 1, 2018) Road closure for Belgium Christmas Market.
CLOSURES, REPAIRS FOR CURRIE PARK BOAT RAMPS
- Full closure: All Currie Park boat ramps at 2400 Flagler Drive are closed for repairs. Reopening date rescheduled for Spring 2019. Ramps will not be accessible during the construction period. Currie Park will remain open from sunrise to sunset
CITYPLACE ROAD CLOSURES
- Rosemary Ave. between Okeechobee Blvd. and Hibiscus St. (through Friday, April 12, 2019): Full closure for CityPlace streetscape improvements. Access to all parking garages will be maintained. Pedestrian traffic will be unaffected.
- Hibiscus St. between Rosemary Ave. and Quadrille Blvd. (through Saturday, February 23, 2019): Full closure for CityPlace streetscape improvements. Access to all parking garages from Quadrille Blvd. will be maintained. Pedestrian traffic will be unaffected. For more information: https://www.futureofcityplace.com/.
PALM BEACH COUNTY (PBC) ENGINEERING & PUBLIC WORKS CLOSURES IN CITY OF WPB
- Church St./Old Okeechobee Rd. from Okeechobee Blvd. to N. Florida Mango Rd. (until further notice): Periodic lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic for pavement markings.
- Australian Ave. and Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. (until further notice): Intersection improvements. Periodic lane closures.
- Jog Rd., north of 45th St., and west of Florida’s Turnpike (until further notice): Periodic southbound lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic for FPL pole replacement.
- Roebuck Rd. from Jog Rd. to Haverhill Rd. (periodic lane closures until further notice): Alternating traffic with flaggers controlling traffic for road construction.
- For more information, contact PBC Engineering & Public Works: (561) 684-4000 or http://discover.pbcgov.org/.
FLORIDA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) CLOSURES IN CITY OF WPB
- US 1/S. Dixie Hwy. from Cranesnest Way to Jefferson Rd. (through Friday, December 14, 2018) may have intermittent northbound lane and shoulder closures, daily 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and nightly, 7 p.m. until 5 a.m., Sunday night through Friday for water main removal, drainage and curb installation, and paving operations.
- Belvedere Rd., just east of Mercer Ave. at the railroad tracks. (through Friday, November 30, 2018): Two westbound lanes will be closed, 9 p.m. until 5 a.m., Monday night through Friday morning for pole replacement operations.
- 45th Street and Australian Ave. (at the SFRTA Railroad tracks, Australian Ave. and Mangonia Dr). may have intermittent outside lane closures in each direction, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, through Friday, Nov. 30, for FPL pole replacement.
- For more information, contact FDOT: (866) 336-8435 or http://www.fdot.gov/
City of West Palm Beach Road and Dock Closure Updates are issued weekly by the City and may be viewed online at http://wpb.org/News-Video/Road-Closure-Updates.
NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS SCHEDULE
Please note the revised neighborhood meeting schedule list for the remainder of the year:
- Nov. 28, 2018; 5:30 p.m.: South End Neighborhood Meeting with the Mayor, Flagler Gallery at City Hall.
For more information, please contact Neighborhood Services Coordinator Jose Tagle at (561) 822-1400.
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2018 Holiday Sanitation Schedule
There will be NO service on the following holidays:
- Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018; Residential garbage will resume on your next scheduled service day beginning 11/26/18. Recycling will resume on 11/29/18. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions are one day behind regular schedule.
- Christmas Day, December 25, 2018: Residential garbage will resume your next scheduled service day beginning 12/28/18. Recycling will resume on 1/1/19. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions are one day behind regular schedule.
- New Year's Day, January 1, 2019: Residential garbage will resume on your next scheduled service day beginning 1/4/19. Recycling will operate on normal schedule. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions are one day behind regular schedule.
The sanitation schedule is produced by the City of West Palm Beach Department of Public Works. For more information, please call (561) 822-2075.
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