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Singer Island, Florida 4.28.2015...in the news and on the web this week:
SIP's is your Cliff Notes or TV Guide for area news updated (Mon-Fri) throughout the day. 
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be pay-as-you go content.  The most recent stories are posted below, older items will be rolled over
to the news archives section on Mondays.

Just back in from a few wonderful and super Tounis days in San Carlos (Arenal) Costa Rica
( Thank You and Pura Vida...Costa Rica Vacations Team!!!  ) - the news below will be from 4-22 through 5-1. 

 

Top Stories:


Riviera Beach's Plan for Street Paving on Singer Singer Island - an interesting infographic from the Singer Island Civic Association. 

Viking and Rybovich expand yachting in Riviera Beach - The Triton - For nearly a decade, yacht captains and crew have read about one boating company's big plans for the area north of the Port of Palm Beach, a place ...

Lawmakers to regulate sober homes in Florida - WPEC-Apr 24, 2015 -HB 21 will create a certification program for sober homes to help protect the ... across the state for the benefit of Floridians," added Hager. Gov.

Pitcher this: A froggy souvenir - Palm Beach Post - ... of A.B. Schram of Singer Island, with Oriental antiques, lapis, malachite, agate carvings, jade, Sino-Tibetan Buddhas, netsukes; plus fine-art prints.

These Legends are on to something - Sun Sentinel - Among the former LPGA pros who will be eligible to play in the event for the first time are Michelle McGann of Singer Island and Hall of Famer Annika ...

House passes bill lifting hurdle for builders - Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Large new residential and commercial developments would undergo a less stringent permitting process under legislation that passed the Florida ...

Harbor pilots risk lives to sail largest ships into, out of Port of Palm Beach - Palm Beach Post (blog) - When the 733-foot, 47,262-ton Grand Celebration cruise ship sails into the Port of Palm Beach there's usually a man hanging over the side.

Obama pledges millions for national parks restoration - CBS News - Obama visited the South Florida landmark to warn of the damage a ... repair an aging dike around Florida's largest freshwater lake, Lake Okechobee. On Earth Day, Obama says climate change could destroy Florida Everglades - AL.com

What Goes On Almost Every Day at The Palm Beach Singer Island Marriott - HotelChatter - As one of the only beachfront resorts in the Palm Beach area, The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa - an interesting by the numbers report..


Town of Palm Beach Shores:
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Check out the April/ May Palm Beach Shores Newsletter - April/ May Newsletter

 

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City of Riviera Beach:
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Interesting news about Riviera Beach City Politics in this month's Palm Beach Sun - Palm Beach Sun - Interesting reading on who/what (and the money) that has been influencing the future of Riviera Beach.  It'd be a good time to be aware and informed. ...Read through the archives and you'll find a lot more of the same.

Flowboarding takes center stage at Rapids Water Park - Palm Beach Post - RIVIERA BEACH — In a crowd of Cali surfer dude stereotypes with boards and tattoos, 14-year-old Wellington resident Gabby Fiszman could have ...

Do ShotSpotter systems really help? - WPEC - RIVIERA BEACH (CBS12) - With a recent spate of troubling shootings, the city of Ft. Pierce is considering obtaining a ShotSpotter system. But does ...

Request for Qualifications for Public Programmer and Event Producer - Bids in Florida - Notes: Submittals will be accepted at the City of Riviera Beach, Office of the City Clerk, 600 West Blue Heron Boulevard, Suite #140, Riviera Beach, ...

Retail/Res mixed property for sale US1 Riviera Beach $850k - Craigslist - Retail/Res mixed property for sale US1 Riviera Beach $850k (riviera beach). © craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap. (google map) (yahoo map).

Audits question 2 PB charter schools - Sun Sentinel - An internal audit found the now-defunct My Choice Academy, a K-7 school in Riviera Beach, had multiple lease agreements and alleged an ...

No bond for woman facing federal charges of importing flakka - Sun Sentinel - During the nearly hourlong hearing in a West Palm Beach federal ... on the streets as "flakka," the substance has led to chaos on South Florida's streets. ... and another who attacked an 82-year-old Riviera Beach woman in her home.

Lake Worth man arrested after allegedly making bomb threat - Palm Beach Post - A Lake Worth man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly called in a bomb threat to a bedding manufacturing plant in Riviera Beach, according to ...

City Hall and Library Restrooms Renovations - Bids in Florida - Professional and certified general contractor replace the existing floor tile, wall tile, fixtures, toilets, sinks and other items as identified in the attached ...

Being organized the key to success for Suncoast valedictorian - Palm Beach Post - Liang is the valedictorian of Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, and this 17-year-old knows what it takes to be successful in life. “My inspiration is ...

more soon, check the archives for recent stories



Lake Park:
Visit the Town of Lake Park Florida official website here


 

more soon, check the archives for recent stories



Village of North Palm Beach, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park & Lost Tree Village:


Will you be best dressed at SunFest? Get inspired by these festival fashions from Palm Beach ... - Palm Beach Post (blog) -North Palm Beach's Curate has curated this trio of SunFest-inspired outfits for three different types of concertgoers. See below for shopping details

Worth Avenue jeweler dealing with 25 complaints - Palm Beach Daily News - Julia Boss of North Palm Beach said she has received nearly all of the $35,100 worth of jewelry she consigned with Beattie. “I got all of it except one ...

Smallest South Florida bank sold for $1.96M - South Florida Business Journal - ... branches to SouthBank's existing office are the bank's 801 U.S. 1 location in North Palm Beach and the 250 Central Boulevard location in Jupiter.

 

more soon, check the archives for recent stories



Port of Palm Beach, Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island, Lake Worth Lagoon:


Striated Frogfish (Antennarius striatus), an ambush hunter in Singer Island, Florida. - Getty Images - View Stock Photo of Striated Frogfish An Ambush Hunter In Singer Island Florida. Find premium, high-resolution photos at Getty Images.

El Brillo Way house sells for recorded $15.5M - Palm Beach Daily News - On the market for a little more than a year, an Estate Section house built in 1992 and facing the Lake Worth Lagoon at 353 El Brillo Way has changed ...

Lakefront spec house listed at $37.9M, furnished - Palm Beach Daily News - ... the striking house that noted modernist architect Richard Meier designed for him in 1977 on a lot facing the Lake Worth Lagoon at 958 N. Lake Way.

more soon, check the archives for recent stories



Other News of Interest:


Angelie Jolie's surgery, how others face the risk:  A story about "Heather Clark" one of my west coat cousin's  - CBS8 San Diego - (about my brave cousin) ...who's working to educate people about hereditary cancers, as she navigates through her own storm.

Palm Beach Civic Association 2015 President's Report - Palm Beach Civic Association - ... Karen Marcus, provided invaluable service with her vast knowledge of Palm Beach County government and Port of Palm Beach dynamics.

Murphy dominates early race to replace Rubio - Sun Sentinel - Keith, 46 of North Palm Beach, acknowledges she faces a "Herculean task" to get elected, but says voters are hungry for fresh ideas and new players.

May 2 beach cleanup cancelled in north county - Palm Beach Post (blog) - The monthly north county beach cleanup on May 2 sponsored by the Friends of Jupiter Beach has been cancelled due to the annual Turtle Trot 5K ...

Flash-crash weapon isn't tool of devil - USA TODAY - Most brokers allow investors to buy just one E-mini contract, which represents a tenth of the S&P 500 future contract, says Fane Lozman, chairman of ...

Why the first sewing machine in Texas was delivered to Padre Island - Valley morning Star - If it were not for a chance meeting of two brothers on the streets of New York City, separated for almost a quarter of a century, the name Singer might ...

Just in from the Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General: 04-16-15 PBC - Engineering Department - CCNA Selection - 2014-0009(Whistleblower) The report has been redacted pursuant to the requirements of 112.3187 and 112.3188(1) F.S., the “Whistle-blower’s Act.”

 

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